SH Blog: Ray Allen explains why he and Rondo didn’t get along

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The feud between Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo that helped lead to Allen signing with the Heat has been one of the biggest stories of the NBA offseason, and it’s apparently not over yet. More on that below.First, though, in case you missed it, Amar’e Stoudemire will be out for at least a couple weeks with a ruptured cyst in his knee.Power forwards just keep on dropping, as Kevin Love and Dirk Nowitzki could have told you.Also, we’re having a fantasy

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Five reasons to feel positive about the Los Angeles Clippers

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(This is another in a series of 30 guest columns that will run in October, when optimism reigns supreme across the NBA. The theme will be “Five Reasons to Feel Positive About … ” We encourage you to follow the authors on Twitter and visit their sites. – CS) Heading into the 2012-13 season, the Clippers find themselves in unfamiliar territory: coming off a playoff appearance and a first-round series victory, with high expectations. After just five trips to the playoffs

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SH Blog: Lakers may look to acquire LeBron in 2014, Love broke hand doing knuckle pushups

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News has been floating around on Thursday about the possibility of the Lakers looking to acquire the talents of LeBron James when the best basketball player on the planet becomes eligible to hit the market again in 2014. As ridiculous as that sounds right now, it apparently is in the realm of possibility if James chose to test free agency again. Having won a championship with the Heat in just two seasons, though, the chances of him leaving Dwyane Wade

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D.A. Jordan 8-for-8 vs. center-less Heat; Teletovic off-target; Watch Jon Leuer

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Early this morning in Shanghai, the Clippers welcomed Chris Paul back to their lineup and evened the two-game series with the Heat. Both teams will benefit from the unique experience and it was great for Chinese basketball fans. Fantasy-wise, it was a waste of time. Miami played “small” and had no answer for DeAndre Jordan, who was 8-8 from the floor with nine rebounds and a block. The Clippers are still using Willie Green (5 PTS in 16 minutes) as

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SH Blog: Phil Jackson says MJ could play three positions while LeBron can play four, McGrady signs with team in China

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What is it about this desire to compare LeBron James to that of Michael Jordan? Clearly, James has a ways to go before you can put him in the “greatest of all time” category. This is not to say that he won’t get there – he is certainly on pace to put up historic numbers when all is said and done – but pitting him against Jordan right now just doesn’t seem very fair, given how much more Jordan has

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Fantasy Spin: October 7, 2012

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At last, we have “real” basketball games to recap and preview. All the material we’ve published so far — the Depth Chart, six Division Previews, rankings of players at each position by tiers, a series on strategy — has been designed to help you prepare for your draft. Over the next three weeks, our opinions will change according to what happens on the court. In particular, we’re looking at probable rotations and trying to refine our playing-time estimates. Saturday Results DEN @ LAC:

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Geltzeiler: New flopping rules are a flop

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Jeff Van Gundy is my NBA idol. I like to joke that Jeff is to me what Justin Bieber is to a teenaged girl. If Jeff was a cult leader, I’d not only join, I’d drink Jeff’s Kool-Aid in the jungle. The only topic I’ve ever vehemently disagreed on with Jeff is flopping. Jeff has been condemning flopping on national NBA broadcasts, on the biggest of stages, for years now.  The league has gotten embarrassed enough to finally do something and boy, is

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Tweet of the Day: Brian Mahoney

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Kobe likes the new rule. "Shameless flopping, that's a chump move," he says. Says Vlade "kind of pioneered it." #stoptheflop
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Tweet of the Day goes to Brian Mahoney, who quoted Kobe Bryant on his thoughts about the new flopping rules set by the NBA. Some players (Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Anderson Varejao, Manu Ginobili, etc) aren’t going to be thrilled with the idea of being fined for something they’ve become so adept at doing, but players that almost never flop – players like Bryant – ought to be thrilled with the new rules. Bryant is not a fan of flopping

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