Tweet of the Night: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares clip of Roy Hibbert working on his hook shot


On Tuesday, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar announced that he would help train Roy Hibbert to become a more dominant player in the league next season. Two days later, that plan appears to be well underway: Roy Hibbert, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, GM Kevin Pritchard & Donny Walsh at Pacers Fieldhouse — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) July 25, 2014  Andrew McCarthy trains with Roy Hibbert under The Caps guidance — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) July 25, 2014  #royhibbert55 great practice makes for lots of baskets — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) July


SH Blog: Gibson admits trade rumors are tough, Minnesota shows no urgency to get a deal done with Cleveland


It’s no secret that Kevin Love wants out of town, and that means rumors will circulate throughout the summer as the Minnesota Timberwolves try to figure out what deal will help cope with the loss of their franchise player. On Wednesday, our Chris Sheridan revealed what the Chicago Bulls offered for the coveted power forward, and it may be the best deal out there for Flip Saunders – at least for the time being: The Chicago Bulls have offered a package of Taj Gibson and


Tweet of the Night: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to help Roy Hibbert with post game


Few players struggled as much as Roy Hibbert did on offense last season, and the Indiana Pacers intend to do something about it over the summer. For the past few weeks, rumors have circulated that the Pacers are quietly exploring the option of trading Hibbert. Larry Bird, however, may be looking to give his starting center a chance to improve by working with the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The trio enjoyed a night out on Tuesday, and Abdul-Jabbar announced after that he would


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


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


Tweet of the Night: Andrew Wiggins has not been made available for trade


With LeBron James out of the picture as a free agent, the biggest focus for the remainder of the summer will be on Kevin Love’s situation with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Love has made it clear that he wants out of town, and Flip Saunders has been entertaining offers – most notably from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Both teams, however, have put up a posture during discussions by refusing to add a highly-attractive piece to seal the deal. The Timberwolves


Tweet of the Night: Kendall Marshall gets mistaken for an Israeli player

With a slew of injuries to key point guards for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kendall Marshall was brought in as an emergency replacement in mid-season for the team last season. He wasn’t expected to do much, but actually made quite a name for himself playing under Mike D’Antoni’s point-guard friendly offense, averaging eight points and a whopping 8.8 assists in just under 30 minutes. Almost instantly, he became a fan favorite. It was a feel-good story for the guard who took advantage


SH Blog: J.R. Smith says Knicks were a confused bunch, Cousins says Rondo is the best point guard

JR Smith

After coming off one of his best seasons ever and winning the Sixth Man of the Year award over Jamal Crawford in 2013, J.R. Smith spiraled down in the wrong direction last season. Due to off-season knee surgery, Smith had no time to work on his game or stay in shape. Consequently, he started the 2013-2014 season comically bad, scoring 11.7 points on just 32.8 percent shooting in November and 12.4 points on 36.8 percent shooting in December.  To be fair, Smith


Tweet of the Night: Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis welcome Omer Asik to New Orleans


After being unhappily glued to the bench behind Dwight Howard for the Houston Rockets over the past season, Omer Asik will now have a chance to be a starting center once again for the up-and-coming New Orleans Pelicans. Asik is known for his gritty defense and the ability to rebound – he led all players in total rebounds (956) and came second in total rebound percentage (22) as a starter two seasons ago. He will now be paired with a rising