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PODCAST: Kevin Love is the Most Hated Man in Miami

It is not often that I get into a debate with a radio host over whether a player sucks or doesn't suck, but that was the in [...]

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Free Agency Leftovers: July 22 Update — Durant to Wizards in ’16?

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This is the part of the summer when we wait … and when waiting can be divided into short waits, long waits and really long waits. In Category One, it’ll be a short wait before the Kevin Durant-to-Washington speculation takes on a life of its own. KD will be in Team USA training camp beginning Sunday, and he’ll be bombarded with questions about what he plans to do when he becomes a free agent in 23 months. The Wizards are a

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Rookies McDermott, Smart Chosen for USA Select Team

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Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott, coming off a First Team selection at the recently completed Las Vegas Summer League, is among two rookie rookie chosen for the USA Select Team announced Tuesday. McDermott averaged 18.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in four games in Las Vegas. He was joined by Boston Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart, who averaged 14.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists over five games in the Orlando Summer League. The Select Team is a group of players younger than

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SH Blog: Greg Monroe, Josh Smith Take Headlines on July 21

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Quietly but surely, the Detroit Pistons have been one of the most active teams in free agency. The organization parted ways with general manager Joe Dumars, replaced him with Stan Van Gundy and began padding its roster. As July comes to a close, two of the Pistons’ biggest names have purely uncertain futures: forwards Greg Monroe and Josh Smith. Monroe, 24, is one of the most promising big men in the league. The 6’11″ ex-Georgetown Hoyas star averaged 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds in 2013-14 and continues to

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Tweet of the Night: DeMarcus Cousins congratulates his team for winning Summer League Finals

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The 2014 NBA Summer League finally came to a conclusion on Monday with the Sacramento Kings coming out on top against the Houston Rockets 77-68.Ray McCallum, who is expected to see more playing time for the Kings next season with the departure of starting point guard Isaiah Thomas, scored 29 points in the contest – including this impressive game-clinching basket – to win the MVP honors. Thomas actually saw all the action and was proud to see his former teammate

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Tweet of the Day: Twitter Support for Michael Cooper

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Former Los Angeles Lakers guard and current WNBA Atlanta Dream head coach Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer. The Dream announced that Cooper will undergo surgery at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta this week. The doctors expect a full recovery — typical recovery time is two weeks. Assistant coach Karleen Thompson will assume coaching duties while he is out. Cooper remained optimistic and confident in the Emory medical staff.

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PODCAST: Kevin Love is the Most Hated Man in Miami

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It is not often that I get into a debate with a radio host over whether a player sucks or doesn’t suck, but that was the case Monday afternoon in Miami with Orlando Alzugaray (a.k.a. Big O) on AM640. He thinks Kevin Love is a stiff who always gets injured. I think Kevin Love is the key piece to the championship puzzle in Cleveland. Big O thinks LeBron James will not be competing for a championship in his first year in Cleveland, and

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Bernucca: Analytics For the Easily Amused

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The growth of analytics in the NBA has been nothing short of phenomenal. It started with a deeper look at numbers that already were available and produced new and useful statistics such as true shooting percentage, defensive rebound percentage, offensive rating and win shares. With the use of a grid or a matrix, we now have the ability to determine a player’s offensive tendencies and hot spots. For some players, it is quite revealing. For others, such as DeAndre Jordan, it pretty

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SH Blog: Kobe Bryant featured in a new Showtime documentary

Kobe Bryant is set to be featured in a Showtime documentary airing in November. Titled, “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” the documentary will cover much of the past season that saw Bryant forced to sit out all but six games. The injury was the first in Bryant’s career to keep him sidelined for a significant portion of a season, but wasn’t enough to keep the Lakers from signing Bryant to a two-year, $48 million contract extension. He will be turning 36 next month, and will be

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