Former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett hopes to revive career with hometown Raptors Marc J. Spears (Marc J. Spears) — Now on his third team in three seasons, the Toronto native has a lot of work to do to shed the bust label hung on him.
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Somebody looks comfortable: Paul George drops 20 in first quarter ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — In the first quarter he was 7-of-8 shooting, 4-of-5 on threes.
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Is DeMarcus Cousins MVP worthy? “It’s mine to grab” ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Cousins only gets in the MVP conversation if the Kings start winning a lot. Not sure I'd bet on that.
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Kurt Rambis says Kristaps Porzingis is a combo of Pau and Dirk Ball Don't Lie (Eric Freeman) — New York Knicks rookie big man Kristaps Porzingis was always going to face doubts from a fan base used to questionable management decisions and a general lack of foresight. The 20-year-old Lithuanian and No. 5 pick in last June's draft not only comes to Madison Square Garden with the expectations that come with performing for one of the NBA's marquee franchises — he also must contend with...
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PBT Extra bold prediction preview: Markieff Morris will be a happy Sun ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Tyson Chandler will not allow this kind of locker room division.
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Kobe Bryant says his age 37 is not like Michael Jordan’s age 37 ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Jordan had more than four seasons off to rest by age 37.
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LeBron James is back to wearing No. 6 in practice, as Miami awaits his return Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — It should have been obvious to all of us. When LeBron James was interviewed on TNT following his Cavalier team’s win over the Miami Heat in 2009 , he made a point to tell the national TV audience that he would be changing his number and sport a No. 6 the following season, in deference to Michael Jordan and the No. 23 that Jordan once wore, and that James currently sported. [ Follow Dunks...
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Terrence Ross puts preseason in preseason dunk (video) ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Raptors wing double-dribbles before fantastic slam
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Doc Rivers says the Clippers roster could be disbanded if they don't win a title Ball Don't Lie (Eric Freeman) — The Los Angeles Clippers face a pivotal season in 2015-16, both due to the pressure exerted by several big offseason moves and the general feeling that this veteran, familiar group needs to make a serious postseason run in order to justify its reputation and expectations. A roster cannot house Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Paul Pierce, J.J. Redick, and others without a title...
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PBT Extra bold prediction previews: No, Lakers are not playoff bound ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Ask Lakers' fans for a bold prediction and you get the crazies.
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The 10-man rotation, starring DeAndre Jordan's '90-pound sandbag of regret' Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C : The Classical . There's a way of writing about the NBA that's all Colin McGowan's own, and it's been on display throughout his "They Can't All Be Winners" mega-preview of the...
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Gregg Popovich, on why LaMarcus Aldridge sat out practice: 'Welcome to the Spurs' Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — LaMarcus Aldridge played 35.4 minutes a game in 2014-15, right in line with his career marks. He’s averaged as much as 39.6 minutes a contest, back in the 2010-11 regular season, and during his postseason career he’s averaged a whopping 40.4 minutes a contest spread out over 34 playoff games. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball ] He’s on the Spurs,...
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BDL's 2015-16 NBA Season Preview: Charlotte Hornets Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — Sometimes, when you gamble, you lose. Coming off a surprising return to the postseason sparked by the low-post brilliance of Al Jefferson and a defensive overhaul helmed by first-year head coach Steve Clifford, the Charlotte Hornets entered the summer of 2014 aiming to make a splash . They had one of the league's stingiest defenses and one of its most moribund offenses, and they needed...
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