SH Blog: Scouts critical of Rondo, Irving and Rubio, D’Antoni not happy with Gasol’s public criticism

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NBA writers have been speaking with anonymous scouts as of late, and you have to wonder if some of those scouts are paying as much attention as they really should, based on some of their questionable analysis. For example, saying you don’t like the Golden State Warriors’ chances in the playoffs because they’re not good enough defensively simply makes no sense, given that they are the third best defensive team in the league – the very best if you only count

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SH Blog: World Peace opens up about Knicks, Heat expected to land Butler, Howard has advice for Anthony

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Metta World Peace has been largely silent about everything that has been going on with the New York Knicks this season. He has been cooperative and never once had anything bad to say or complain about the situation he was in. He still doesn’t have any ill-feelings towards anyone, but now that he is no longer with the team, many things on his mind – including Carmelo Anthony’s leadership, James Dolan’s impact and Mike Woodson’s coaching ability – were finally shared with Frank

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Tweet of the Day: Carmelo Anthony Revisits All-Star Media Day

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The 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend is well behind us, in the rearview mirror as we streak away towards the end of the regular season and the NBA Playoffs. For some teams the playoffs may be out of reach. The New York Knicks, for instance, are only six games back of the 8th-seed with 25 games remaining. However, with only two wins in their last 10 outings and the team in effective disarray—Raymond Felton facing gun charges, Metta World Peace being released,

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Tweet of the Night: Mark Cuban reacts to Nowitzki’s game-winner, Lala Anthony consoles Melo

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Determined to single-handedly revive the dreadful season of the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony has been on a scoring tear since last Wednesday, pouring in an average of 41.3 points over his last four games. Only one of those games have resulted in a victory for the Knicks, though, and the trend of losing despite a huge scoring output from Anthony continued on Monday against the Dallas Mavericks. Anthony scored 44 points on 14-of-29 shooting from the field and added nine

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Bernucca: Feeling the Heat, Pacers Had To Make a Move

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All season, the Indiana Pacers have maintained that homecourt advantage for the Eastern Conference playoffs, and their chemistry will give them a great chance to dethrone the two-time NBA champion Miami Heat. Are both slipping away? In the last two weeks, Indiana’s grip on the East’s best record has loosened considerably. And the Pacers’  big move at Thursday’s trading deadline, acquiring Evan Turner, illustrated that their belief in chemistry may have been overstated.

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Tweet of the Day: Metta World Peace Announces Contract Buyout with Knicks

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It wasn’t the fairytale anyone was hoping for in New York. From bad loss to bad loss, player injuries and constant trade rumors, the most dysfunctional organization in the NBA sunk a little lower Saturday. Knicks forward Metta World Peace tweeted he and his agent were working on a buyout with the team. Thank NYC for everything. Thanks for having me I will always be grateful… My agent is working on a buyout. No disrespect to the city Luv U — Metta World Peace

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PODCAST: Could Pacers get Rondo in a trade?

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If Rajon Rondo is truly available, there is one team where he’d be such a good fit that it might make the Miami Heat the second choice among oddsmakers to win the NBA title. And if Larry Bird can get his hands on Rondo, the Indiana Pacers would be that team. Word was spreading on Twitter yesterday that Celtics GM Danny Ainge was seeking two unprotected first-round draft picks in any deal involving Rondo, and I tweeted my immediate reaction. If #Celtics truly

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