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Kobe feeling healthy for 19th season with Lakers (Yahoo Sports)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — After the longest offseason of his career, Kobe Bryant pulled on his familiar gold jersey Monday and went back to work with the Los Angeles Lakers, quietly believing his 19th NBA season will be better than almost anybody expects.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 3:23 am

Monroe focused on season for Pistons (Yahoo Sports)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Greg Monroe had a clear message for Detroit Pistons fans Monday.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 1:51 am

Clippers return focus to team post-Sterling (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers loves nothing more than talking basketball. And with the scandal involving former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling beginning to fade into the background, Rivers welcomes returning the focus squarely to the team and its performance.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 1:17 am

LeBron: "Nowhere near" decision on 2016 Olympics (Yahoo Sports)

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James doesn’t know whether he’ll take another shot at Olympic gold.

Posted on 29 September 2014 @ 11:35 pm

Rondo: I want to stay a Celtic beyond this season (Yahoo Sports)

BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo wore a black sling on his left arm to help protect the surgically repaired bone in his hand.

Posted on 29 September 2014 @ 11:29 pm

3 new assistants join LA Clippers staff (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers is adding three new assistant coaches to his Los Angeles Clippers staff for the upcoming season.

Posted on 29 September 2014 @ 10:40 pm

Anthony back for ‘unfinished business’ in New York (Yahoo Sports)

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony knows the easiest path to a title probably isn’t in New York.

Posted on 29 September 2014 @ 6:56 pm


ESPN - United States

Bulls’ Rose confident NBA title within grasp

Derrick Rose reaffirmed his belief that a championship is in his future during the Chicago Bulls’ media day on Monday.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 7:50 pm

Waiters: Me, Irving better than Wall, Beal

The Cleveland Cavaliers figure to have a target on their backs wherever they go this season, but there could be a little extra rivalry when they travel to the nation’s capital.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 6:45 pm

Ex-Pacer Miller’s niece found after alert issued

Reggie Miller’s teenage niece is back home, hours after the former NBA great and TV analyst asked the public for help looking for her when she went missing from her Southern California home.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 4:57 pm

Scott: Lakers as underdogs adds fuel to fire

No one expects much from the Los Angeles Lakers this season and that’s just fine with the Lakers heading into the start of training camp on Tuesday.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 4:25 pm

ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 161-180

ESPN.com is ranking the top 500 players for the 2014-15 season. Find out who landed between 161-180.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 2:55 pm

Monroe on Pistons deal: ‘A business decision’

Greg Monroe had a clear message for Detroit Pistons fans Monday.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 3:35 am

Melo has ‘unfinished business’ with Knicks

Carmelo Anthony said Monday that he decided to re-sign with the New York Knicks, in part, to take care of “unfinished business.”

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 3:05 am

Inside Hoops - United States

Not exactly a basketball reality TV show, but…

There are no basketball reality TV shows that we know of on any television network these days, aside from the occasional NBA TV special that goes behind the scenes of various players, but a series in that general universe is coming to TBS in Spring of 2015: “The Smiths,” starring Kenny Smith along with his wife [...]

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 6:28 pm

Heat center Justin Hamilton undergoes heart-related procedure

The Miami HEAT announced today that center Justin Hamilton underwent a procedure at South Miami Hospital on Monday to repair an atrial flutter (abnormal heart rhythm).
After experiencing light-headedness during practice, he was sent to Doctors Hospital where the diagnosis was discovered.
He will remain sidelined for a few days and can then begin non-contact exercises for [...]

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 5:25 pm

Bradley Beal says Wizards have best backcourt in NBA

Here’s the Washington Post blog reporting from Monday’s Wizards Media Day:

“I think we’re definitely the best back court in the league,” Beal declared at his team’s Media Day at Verizon Center Monday. “Just in terms of what we’re capable of doing, the confidence that we have in that. At the same time we got to prove it.”
Beal [...]

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 10:06 am

David Lee not mad about past trade rumors

Here’s the Bay Area News Group reporting on the Golden State Warriors:

Warriors forward David Lee heard the offseason trade rumors involving Kevin Love and said they didn’t leave him feeling unwanted by the team.
“There was no hard feelings,” Lee said Monday. “There can’t be. Our front office is trying to improve the team, and Kevin Love is [...]

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 10:05 am

Jason Terry sees big things for Rockets

There is optimism and there is OPTIMISM. New Rockets guard Jason Terry predicts big things for his squad. Here’s the Houston Chronicle reporting:

“As far as the roster goes, when you have two studs such as James Harden and Dwight Howard, you have a realistic shot at winning the championship,” Terry said.
“That’s what it’s about for me. I [...]

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 10:03 am

Dwyane Wade praises defensive ability of Norris Cole

Here’s the Miami Herald Blog reporting on the Heat, whose players met with the media Monday:
Wade called Norris Cole “a monster” defensively, and said the next step in his career would be learning “how to be effective as a point guard and as a scoring guard.”
“He’s got to figure out the perfect way to do that, and [...]

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 10:03 am

J.R. Smith feels he, Shumpert can push each other to be better

Here’s ESPN New York reporting on the Knicks and J.R. Smith:

Head coach Derek Fisher has not committed to a starting five yet. Smith and Iman Shumpert should have a healthy competition in training camp if Fisher opts to start just one of them. Tim Hardaway Jr. also will push for minutes after an impressive rookie season.
Smith, the [...]

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 10:02 am

NBA - United States

Kenny Smith, family to appear in upcoming reality show

Former NBA star Kenny Smith and his family will appear on a reality show on TBS in the spring.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 6:01 pm

Kobe feeling healthy for 19th season with Lakers

After the longest offseason of his career, Kobe Bryant pulled on his familiar gold jersey Monday and went back to work with the Los Angeles Lakers, quietly believing his 19th NBA season will be better than almost anybody expects.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 4:26 am

Bulls eyeing contention with Rose, Gasol

This is one way it could go for the revamped Chicago Bulls, according to Derrick Rose.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 4:17 am

Rubio focused on new-look Wolves, not contract

Ricky Rubio sat at a table with Kevin Martin to his left, ready to start the first day of the rest of his life without Kevin Love as a teammate in Minnesota.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 2:08 am

Parsons set to lead after leaving Rockets for Mavs

Chandler Parsons avoided much of the scrutiny when the Houston Rockets lost games last season.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 12:24 am

Rondo: I want to stay a Celtic beyond this season

Rajon Rondo wore a black sling on his left arm to help protect the surgically repaired bone in his hand.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 12:24 am

Nuggets’ Gallinari on mend from knee injury

For the last 18 months, Danilo Gallinari has played far more tour guide than small forward.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 12:05 am


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