Eurobasket ’13 Group C Preview

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Group C Likely To Advance 1. Spain Known as the most powerful basketball country outside of the United States, the winners of the past two Eurobaskets will once again be the favorites to win gold in Slovenia this summer. What is really crazy is that Spain is the favorite to win the tournament, but their list of players absent this year, which includes Pau Gasol, Serge Ibaka, future Chicago Bull and Spanish league MVP Nikola Mirotic, Juan Carlos Navarro, Victor Sada and Felipe

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Eurobasket ’13 Group D Preview

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Group D Likely To Advance 1. Greece Greece is another squad showing up without some of their best players but still remain a contender for the gold. Even without pick-and-roll master Dimitris Diamantitis, Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes, Nuggets center Kosta Koufos and Maccabi Tel Aviv center “Sofo” Schortsanitis, the Greeks are poised to compete for their first medal since 2009. Italian coach Andrea Trinchieri, who recently moved from Cantu to Unics Kazan in Russia, will have no shortage of weapons throughout this campaign. Back-to-back

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2013 FIBA Americas Championship Preview

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The 2013 FIBA Americas Championship is set to kick off tonight in Caracas, Venezuela, with 10 teams vying for four spots in the Basketball World Cup (formerly known as the World Championship) next summer in Spain. Who is going to win? Who are the players to keep an eye on? We’ve got you covered on both fronts.

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StatBox Breakdown: Chalmers, Lowry, Turner among players facing make-or-break seasons

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Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner, which means most of you are either holding tightly to the last vestiges of summer or getting ready for the beginning of football season. Then there are those of you who are aching and longing for the beginning of the NBA season. You, we like. We write articles like this for you. If you missed Part 1 of our players with make-or-break seasons, take the time to read it, then come back here for

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StatBox Breakdown: Bynum, Granger, Sullinger among players with make-or-break seasons

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Training camps open in just over a month from now, on Sept. 28, so it’s time to start taking a critical look at the 2013-2014 NBA season. Plenty of players around the league are facing uncertain futures, with contract statuses to be resolved and career trajectories at stake. With that in mind, this post is the first of a two-part series of players around the league heading into make-or-break seasons of varying degrees. Jared Sullinger, F, Boston Celtics There’s no questioning his on-court ability,

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Marks: Out of Answers, Iverson Finally Hanging Them Up

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PHILADELPHIA —News that Allen Iverson is finally out of  “answers’’ and will soon officially announce his retirement to start his Hall of Fame induction clock running brings a flood of thoughts and memories to mind. After all, when you cover a guy for more than a decade, observing his NBA career from the start … when you watch him evolve from a pure gunner with no concept of team play to a legitimate MVP recipient on a team that goes to

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Hubbard: So much for Heidi as Deputy Commissioner

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(READERS: This column originally ran on Oct. 28, 2012, and we call your attention to the fine print in the final item. Why? Because news came Wednesday that Heidi Ueberroth is stepping down as president of NBA International, which means she will not get the position that Jan Hubbard thought she’d be a strong candidate for. She was known as an “FOA” — Friend of Adam –so the news of her departure comes as somewhat of a surprise. -CS) As

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Bernucca: The 10 Worst Offseason Free Agent Signings

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Whenever the NBA and the Players Association negotiate a collective bargaining agreement, the media – including Sheridan Hoops – goes to great lengths to understand and explain its rules, exceptions and nuances. But since the first wave of players began making the jump from high school to the NBA in the mid-1990s, the premise of every new CBA could be summed up in six words: To save the owners from themselves. Restraint never has been the collective strength of NBA owners. In

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