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Three-Man Weave: Cavs and Have-Nots

We now know that the deal sending Kevin Love to Cleveland will go down Saturday. Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and 2015 a [...]


VIDEO: What Are Team USA’s Weaknesses?

The latest version of Team USA that is preparing to defend its title at the World Cup of Basketball in Spain is much bigger [...]

Tweet of the Day: Jason Collins Commends Dallas Cowboys


Free agent Jason Collins has yet to decide whether he will resume his NBA career. After making history last year as the first openly gay player to play professionally in any of the four major American sports leagues when he signed on to play with the Brooklyn Nets, he has since taken become a recognizable face in the ongoing battle for social peace and acceptance. In contrast, NFL rookie defensive end Michael Sam, who also publicly admitted to being homosexual just a


FIBA World Cup Day 4 Roundup: Rose starts (sort of)


The debate over whether Derrick Rose should be playing for Team USA is behind us. Clearly he is not yet himself, and clearly he is using the FIBA World Cup to get himself back into playing shape so he has a running start when the Chicago Bulls’ NBA season begins. A big test is coming Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday as Team USA plays on three consecutive nights, and we’ll have a much bigger body of work to judge him on when those three days


DuBose: After Fanning on Bosh, Rockets Still Shooting for Stars

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HOUSTON — After being unexpectedly jilted by Chris Bosh, the Rockets found themselves in a precarious spot this summer. They are now hoping that Jason Terry, soon to be 37 years old, can be a small part of the solution. General manager Daryl Morey has said since January that Houston needs to acquire the “third-best player on a championship team” to align with established stars James Harden and Dwight Howard, implying he did not believe that player would be found internally on


SH Blog: Rondo’s Agent Denies Rumor, FIBA World Cup Star Eyeing NBA


Perhaps the most bizarre story in the NBA is centered around Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo. The two-time assists leader is rumored to have requested a trade, but the details are becoming murkier by the hour. It all started when ESPN’s Around The Horn uploaded a YouTube video of Jackie MacMullan telling Frank Isola that Rondo requested a trade. The video has since been removed, but Jay King of and Samer Kalaf of Deadspin both caught it and published the comments. Per King: When Frank Isola raised


Tweet of the Night: NBA players on Spanish team react after big win against Brazil


Team USA has been steamrolling through their competition in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup tournament. Its biggest competition, Spain, has been doing much of the same thus far, and was at it again on Monday as they coasted through an 82-63 victory against Brazil. Spain is now 3-0 in the tournament, and no team has come close to threatening them thus far. Pau Gasol was once again the star, scoring 26 points and grabbing nine rebounds in the contest. His teammates praised


World Cup Day Three: Team USA off, Spain bests Brazil


In a highly patriotic coincidence, Team USA was off on this Labor Day Monday as they prepare for Tuesday’s match with New Zealand, the only Group C team without a win here in this FIBA World Cup. Groups A and B played on Monday with the hosts separating themselves from the pack, one big upset, one huge Freakish dunk and an emerging dark horse for the all-tournament team. Group A Serbia (2-1) outscored Iran 25-13 in the decisive third quarter and defeated Iran


Gonzalez: Manimal, Uncle Mo Are Keys for Team USA


I hate to say I told you so, but after the first day of Team USA training camp in Las Vegas, I wrote that Kenny “The Manimal” Faried must be the first guy selected for the roster and everyone else should come thereafter. My reasoning was Faried’s motor, toughness and energy level with intangibles such as putbacks and garbage points would be invaluable to this team. In Sunday’s come-from-behind victory against Turkey, Faried led Team USA team with 22 points and


Levi: How will Kyrie Irving adjust to superstar-laden Cavs?


There he goes again, the ball miraculously still in his hands, blowing past a player that up until that very moment was a hero in his home country, and now has to settle for second place in the heart of his nation’s fans. Only the replay will tell just how in the world he found the angle to flick that layup in, with dizzy, confused defenders only finding the ball as it drops to them after falling through the net. Kyrie