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NBA Compiles the Top 10 Blocks of the 2013-14 Season

August 12th, 2014
If you like vicious, momentum-crushing blocks, this video is for you. From LeBron James stuffing Spencer Hawes at the rim to Victor Oladipo victimizing Damian Lillard at the apex of his jump, the NBA compiled the 10 best rejections of the 2013-14 season into one video. Which one is your favorite? [NBA]Read more NBA ...

Kevin Love Trade Puts Andrew Wiggins Under the Microscope Immediately

August 12th, 2014
On the one hand, recent remarks by Kansas head coach Bill Self suggesting that Andrew Wiggins would relish the challenge of becoming the face of the Minnesota Timberwolves speak to a drive and maturity uncommon for a 19-year-old rookie. On the other hand, be careful what you wish for. Wiggins might think ...

Kevin Love to Cleveland Cavs Does Not Shift Eastern Conference Power Structure

August 12th, 2014
The Eastern Conference underwent a significant facelift with the surprise announcement that LeBron James would return home to his Cleveland Cavaliers. It's tempting to assume that the next superstar defection will be similarly momentous. Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski recently reported that the "Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement in principle to send All-Star forward Kevin ...

10 Most Successful Jersey Numbers in NBA History

August 12th, 2014
Numbers aren't just numbers in the NBA. Sure, some players might pick their uniform number out of a hat or show no care whatsoever, taking whatever's available.That's what Kyrie Irving did, for example, in picking No. 2 as he told Justin Tejada of SIKids.com back in 2012: "That was just a ...

Is Dwight Howard Ready to Put the Houston Rockets on His Back?

August 12th, 2014
Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard hasn't shied away from putting a target on his back, but for the Rockets to have any substantial success in the 2014-15 season, he'll have to put the team on his back a well. Although there were serious questions leading into last year about whether Howard ...

How Far Will Indiana Pacers Fall Without Paul George?

August 12th, 2014
Unrestrained optimism is no match for the Paul George-less Indiana Pacers. No matter how his absence following an open tibia-fibula fracture is spun, no matter what context it's put in, there is no bright side. The Pacers are going to stumble, slip and ultimately fall without him. There is no preventing it, only making ...

7 NBA Stars We’d Love to See Switch Jersey Numbers

August 12th, 2014
When one goes through something as traumatic as Paul George’s recent leg injury, it’s only natural he’d look somewhere—anywhere—to help turn the page as quickly as possible. For George, the change was all in a number. On Monday, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported the Indiana Pacers star would switch his jersey number from ...

NBA Rumors: Roy Hibbert Trade Rumblings Continue Pacers’ Subtle Culture Shift

August 12th, 2014
When the Indiana Pacers allowed Lance Stephenson to exit stage Charlotte this summer, the whole situation seemed unsettlingly narrow-minded. Larry Bird and Pacers brass allowed a 23-year-old near All-Star and two-way menace to bounce over a couple million bucks—pittance for a player who was already destined to be the summer's ...

2015 NBA Mock Draft: Dog Days Edition

August 12th, 2014
It's never too early for a mock draft, and with events like the LeBron James Nike Skills Academy and Adidas Nations all wrapped up, we actually have a better sense of who might be poised for breakout seasons.  The 2015 class isn't as strong at the top or deep at the ...

Greg Monroe to Sign Qualifying Offer with Pistons: Latest Report, Analysis

August 12th, 2014
Stan Van Gundy's first big personnel move as Detroit Pistons head coach and president of basketball operations had long been expected to be deciding upon Greg Monroe's future with the franchise. Well, Monroe is reportedly taking the decision out of Van Gundy's hands.     The restricted free agent informed the Pistons Tuesday that ...