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Report Card Grades for LA Lakers’ 2014 Free-Agent Signings

July 12th, 2014
The Los Angeles Lakers' 2014 offseason hasn’t helped satiate a fan base obsessed with championship glory. On the contrary, report card grades handed out to the free agents they did manage to sign are sure to leave fans wondering what the future holds. Lakerland failed to reel in a big-name star like ...

Ricky Rubio Makes Backward One-Handed Fling While Being Fouled

February 25th, 2014
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio converted a ridiculous circus shot while being fouled by Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Spaniard used a Kevin Love screen to dart past Dragic into the paint. The Suns' floor general could only grab helplessly for Rubio's right arm, spinning ...

Report: Dwight Howard Privately Advising Carmelo Anthony on Upcoming Free Agency

February 25th, 2014
Houston Rockets All-Star center Dwight Howard knows a thing or two about NBA free agency, and he’s reportedly using that knowledge to counsel New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. In an interview with USA Today's Sam Amick, D12 said he has discussed free agency with 'Melo on "several occasions" and maintains ...

5 Moves LA Lakers Must Make Between Now and Start of Next Season

February 25th, 2014
The Los Angeles Lakers are poised to miss the playoffs for just the fifth time since the organization moved from Minneapolis for the 1960-61 season. As the storied franchise faces rare adversity, the front office needs to make savvy moves between now and 2014-15 to revert the team toward winning ...

Gerald Green Goes Way Up to Dunk on High-Flying Kenneth Faried

February 18th, 2014
Phoenix Suns swingman Gerald Green may not have competed in the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but his alley-oop slam over Denver Nuggets big man Kenneth Faried is a reminder that he should have been present in New Orleans. After a missed three-pointer, Suns point guard Goran Dragic received an outlet pass ...

Miami Heat Reportedly Rejecting Trade Inquiries for Norris Cole

February 18th, 2014
With the Feb. 20 NBA trade deadline fast approaching, the two-time defending champion Miami Heat are reportedly rejecting all trade offers for point guard Norris Cole. According to Shams Charania of Real GM, "For every call, the Heat have offered stiff rejections, sources said, and value Cole as one of their ...

Post 2014 NBA All-Star Break Predictions for Los Angeles Lakers

February 18th, 2014
The first half of the 2013-14 NBA season wasn’t what the Los Angeles Lakers envisioned, as the injury-riddled roster stumbled to an 18-35 record entering the All-Star break—tied for the worst mark in the Western Conference with the Sacramento Kings. The Lakers sit 13 games behind the eighth-place Golden State Warriors ...

Anthony Bennett Slowly Scrubbing off ‘Bust’ Label

February 11th, 2014
Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Anthony Bennett has been raked over the coals this season for his inability to live up to the hype of being a No. 1 overall pick, but he has finally started to show signs that he's worthy of an NBA contract. The 20-year-old recorded the first double-double of ...

James Johnson Throws Down Nasty Reverse Slam in Traffic

February 11th, 2014
Memphis Grizzlies forward James Johnson threw down a nasty reverse dunk in traffic against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. After receiving a screen at the top of the key, the 26-year-old Johnson darted through two Wizards defenders en route to a creative finish at the bucket. He finally appears to have ...

Why Goran Dragic Is Thriving as Phoenix Suns’ Star Protagonist

February 11th, 2014
Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic has thrived as the team’s alpha dog since Eric Bledsoe was sidelined with a knee injury at the end of December. “The Dragon” has emerged as the leading man for an upstart team nobody expected to compete for a playoff berth, and there are ...