Tweet of the Night: Coach Nick of Bballbreakdown shows potential of Cavaliers offense with trio of LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving

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If you don’t know who Coach Nick of Bballbreakdown is and you’re a fan of the NBA, you’ve been living under a rock. Simply put, Nick is the best out there in terms of breaking down what various teams around the league are doing both offensively and defensively. He’s the reason many casual fans have learned the definition of terms like “horns” and “ice” – common tactics used in the NBA. If you’re a player yourself and looking to improve that

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Tweet of the Night: Brandon Jennings names 12 Hall of Fame worthy players still in the NBA

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When it comes to figuring out who deserves to make it to the prestigious Basketball Hall of Fame, the first thing to do is to understand the necessary criteria . Unfortunately, trying to figure out the criteria for that is like trying to understand what it takes to make it to the All-Star Game or winning a Defensive Player of the Year award – everyone has a general idea, but there is no handbook explaining what you need to do to achieve

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SH Blog: Shawn Marion leaning toward deal with Cleveland, Dion Waiters opens up about his personality

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When LeBron James decided to leave the Miami Heat this summer, some still questioned if the Cleveland Cavaliers would be good enough to make serious noise next season with the current roster. James himself hinted a cast of doubt in his official letter, saying “we’re not ready right now”. Do they have the necessary veterans and role players it takes to be contenders? Can the young players on the team put aside their pride and mature quickly enough? The latter remains to be seen, but

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Tweet of the Night: Vlade Divac recovering from emergency surgery

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Former NBA player Vlade Divac had a scare over the past weekend when he was forced to go into an emergency stomach surgery. Details have been scarce about the incident, but according to Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee, the Serbian center reportedly had his spleen removed and looks to be in the process of recovering. Kings official told me Vlade Divac had emergency surgery to remove his spleen but is recovering and doing well. — Ailene Voisin (@ailene_voisin) August 6, 2014Get well

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Tweet of the Night: Joel Embiid shares photo of how skinny he was three years ago

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Third overall NBA draft pick Joel Embiid may not be ready to play basketball for the Philadelphia 76ers when next season comes around due to a broken bone in his foot That hasn’t stopped him from becoming an instant hit on twitter with his unique personality and public adulation of big stars like LeBron James, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna. While Embiid remains patient as he waits for his cast to come off, he continues to share bits and pieces about who he

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NBA players show tremendous support after learning of Paul George’s gruesome leg injury

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What should have been a terrific night of scrimmage basketball for Team USA turned into a nightmare on Friday when Paul George of the Indiana Pacers suffered a gruesome leg injury in the third quarter after landing on the backstop of the basket. There was initially a great vibe to start the final Showcase game with much anticipation surrounding the activities of Derrick Rose, who did not disappoint. Airing live on ESPN, it was the first time everyone had the chance to

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Tweet of the Night: Andre Drummond learning from Kevin Durant

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While in the process of trying to win a roster spot on Team USA, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has been soaking in the experience of practicing with some of the best players the NBA has to offer. Drummond, who is only 20 years old, is widely recognized as a rising star in the league after a breakout sophomore campaign in which he averaged 13.5 points, 13.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.6 blocks. He is still in the process of learning everything

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SH Blog: Colangelo wants two point guards, Riley wonders if Cleveland will be as good as advertised, Magic Johnson takes shots at Mike D’Antoni

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With so many talented point guards looking to make it into Team USA and only so much room on the roster, Jerry Colangelo and the coaching staff have some tough decisions to make. Colangelo did specify the number of point guards he wants on the team, though, and that somewhat narrows down the choices he’s going to have. Sam Amick of USA Today has details: As Colangelo detailed in an interview with USA TODAY Sports, the most likely plan would be to

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