Rookie Rankings, Week 15: Sizing Up the Sophomores

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Once a year, we take a break from evaluating rookies and examine how second-year players are doing. This seemed like a good week to do that. Because our Rookie Rankings run every Friday, this week’s cycle saw just two actual games played due to the extended All-Star break. And no rookies from our most recent rankings played in those games. Yes, we knew the trading deadline also was this week. But we didn’t think that would impact our rankings of sophomores. I mean,

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Gonzo: Players the Cavs Should Target in Trades

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If you are not moving forward, then you are going backward. And if you stand still, you will get run over. Those are two of my “Gonzoisms.” We are one month into the NBA season, and in my opinion the Cleveland Cavaliers need to take some risks and make a move or they will not get where they are trying to get. You want to win a championship in that town for the first time in any sport since 1964? You

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Bernucca: Are Sacramento Kings Overlooked? Or Playing Over Their Heads?

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There was a lot of attention on the Pacific Division this past weekend. People were wondering when the Golden State Warriors would finally lose and when the Los Angeles Lakers would finally win. Both happened Sunday, with the Warriors – playing without Klay Thompson and David Lee – finally falling at Phoenix and the Lakers – getting production from someone other than Kobe Bryant – knocking off the Charlotte Hornets. But if you ask me, the attention was misplaced. With consecutive playoff

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Five Things to Watch: Sacramento Kings

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At this time last year, the vibe surrounding the Sacramento Kings was overly positive. The Sacramento community had just found out that Vivek Ranadive was purchasing the team with intent to keep it in Sacramento, essentially saving the franchise from moving to Seattle. This all happened in the span of a couple of months, and when the fight to keep the team was finally won, basketball decisions had to be made. The ownership group, front office and coaching staff were assembled

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Tweet of the Day: Ben McLemore Is Bothered By Hello Kitty News

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Hello Kitty has been around for 40 years, far longer than most of its fans have even been alive. It started as a character on a coin purse produced by Sanrio in Japan, circa 1974. Now, it is a pop-culture icon. It is everywhere: clothes, cartoons, etc.. The popularity of Hello Kitty reaches far beyond teenaged school girls and college sororities. Celebrities, from singers like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have all been adorned by the adorable Japanese character. It has

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Tweet of the Day: Ben McLemore Bothered By Hello Kitty News

BenMcLemore

Hello Kitty has been around for 40 years, far longer than most of its fans have even been alive. It started as a character on a coin purse produced by Sanrio in Japan, circa 1974. Now, it is a pop-culture icon. It is everywhere: clothes, cartoons, etc.. The popularity of Hello Kitty reaches far beyond teenaged school girls and college sororities. Celebrities, from singers like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have all been adorned by the adorable Japanese character. It

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Tweet of the Day: NBA All-Rookie Team Announced, Player Reaction

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Thursday afternoon the NBA unveiled the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Team, celebrating this past season’s top young athletes. One name you will not see on the the team is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ No.1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett, who only played in 52 games, averaging 4.2 points and three rebounds in just 12.8 minutes per game. He is just the fifth top overall draft pick to miss the All-Rookie team in 26 years. There were quite a few young rookies deserving of the

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