NBA Rumors and News for October 29, 2013

LeBron Rose

Tuesday, October 29 Happy opening day! The NBA season officially gets underway Tuesday night with three games on deck, including a matchup between NBA Champion Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls. To kick off the season, I want to hear from you. Please answer the survey question and challenge your NBA knowledge with the trivia below. Daily Trivia: Which year did the Miami Heat join the NBA? Answer below.

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Bernucca: NBA Preseason Doesn’t Mean Anything, Except That It Does

Everyone knows the NBA preseason doesn’t mean anything. And everyone is wrong. The preseason is supposed to be when coaches are evaluating their offensive and defensive schemes and players are familiarizing themselves with their teammates. Veterans sit out entire games. Journeymen on make-good deals fight, scratch and claw for minutes to show they deserve that final roster spot. Games are played in exotic faraway places like Taiwan and Rio de Janeiro and domestic outposts from Biloxi to Boise and Asheville to Jacksonville. Referees overuse

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The Numbers Say… Rose is Wrong About the Indiana Pacers

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Derrick Rose recently made the claim to ESPN Chicago that the Chicago Bulls’ only rival is the Miami Heat. More specifically, Rose downplayed the idea that the fellow Central Division squad Indiana Pacers are ready to be one of Chicago’s true foes in 2013-14. You can read the quote below. “People say that it’s a rivalry, but I don’t really see it. I say the team that is more like a rivalry is when Darren Collison was on the team. That one was more

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GMs say Harden is League’s Best Shooting Guard

Kobe Bryant

The general managers have spoken, and boy — they’ve said a mouthful. For the first time in the 12-year history of the NBA.com survey, the Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (20%) was not selected by GMs as the best player at his position, as the Houston Rockets’ James Harden (56.7%) was selected as the best shooting guard in the NBA. NBA.com once again surveyed the general managers of all 30 teams on the upcoming 2013-14 NBA season, gathering their responses on the

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Tweet of the Night: Luol Deng Concerned About Injuries

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With the NBA regular season just nine short days away, players and teams are turning it up a notch to prepare for the first meaningful games since spring. Chris Paul dropped 40 last night. Kevin Durant 36 two nights before. Luol Deng doesn’t bring that type of offensive firepower to the table, but he’s still more than ready to get back on the court with the Chicago Bulls, a popular favorite to dethrone the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.

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Tweet of the Night: John Calipari excited to see the return of Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

After a year-long absence, Derrick Rose finally made his debut at the United Center for a rousing ovation on Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons. The point guard did not disappoint, scoring 22 points in 22 minutes and doing acrobatic stuff like this. There were questions heading into the preseason about whether Rose would be as explosive as he was prior to his knee surgery, but with each passing game, he has put those questions to rest. His college coach John Calipari saw

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NBA Rumors and News for October 13, 2013

Sunday, October 13 Daily Trivia: Who holds the playoff record for most free throws made in a game? Answer below. Jazz Interested in Marquis Teague? Posted at 5:05 PM ET The Utah Jazz have previously shown trade interest in Bulls’ guard Marquis Teague and could revisit interest depending on Trey Burke’s timetable, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. Utah will find out Monday if Trey Burke’s fractured finger will require surgery. Teague is entering his second NBA season with the Bulls where he averaged

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