SH Blog: Can Westbrook Return In November? Doc Would Have Resigned Without Redick Trade

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Who has a shot to beat the Miami Heat in a seven-game playoff series? That’s the question everybody was asking on opening night of the 2013-’14 NBA season. The Bulls did not seem worthy in their 107-95 loss. San Antonio, Indiana, Chicago, Brooklyn and Oklahoma City all are considered elite while the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies and New York Knicks have this season to make their case to join that group. 

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SH Blog: Kobe admits public doubt gets to him at times, Wojnarowski says LeBron likely chooses between Heat and Cavs

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Remember when ESPN ranked Kobe Bryant as the 25th best player in the league? It sounds ridiculous, but what people didn’t realize was that the ranks had nothing to do with what the players did last season or in previous years. Rather, it was a projection of what the players may do in the upcoming season, with all things considered. In Bryant’s case, it was easy for analysts to bring down the expectations due to the unpredictability of his recovery from

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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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SH Blog: Westbrook already dunking in practice, Wallace puts the Celtics on blast

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Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose covered the Denver Nuggets in their latest Grantland video, and I am starting off this blog with the clip because it just might make you cry a little. In a good way.Simmons has the Nuggets listed at No. 13 and Rose thinks they should be ranked higher. It says here that Denver is unlikely to make the playoffs this season because: 1. They lost Iguodala and got nothing in return. 2. They lost starting center Kosta Koufos,

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SH Blog: Howard compares current teammates to former Magic teammates, Kobe admits having insecurities and self-doubt

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The story of Wednesday is undoubtedly ESPN’s rank of Kobe Bryant at No. 25 and getting an incredible rise out of twitter in the process. While it’s interesting to predict and wonder what Bryant may do when he returns, there is no clear-cut answer until we actually see him in action. Lets just leave it at that, shall we? Story of the day: Lets move onto Dwight Howard, who apparently still likes to say things that won’t win over any fans. He also had some…

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

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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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Schayes: 10 Predictions for 2013-14 Season

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Is it an honor to go last? I hope that’s what Sheridan was thinking when he assigned my the final edition of our senior staff writers’ 10 Season Predictions. The funny thing is that I am enough of a senior citizen to have had each of our esteemed prognosticating vets (Sheridan, Mark Heisler, Jan Hubbard, Chris Bernucca, Peter May) cover me with a notebook and tape recorder in their hands. And now I am an ink-stained wretch just like them. Woo-hoo.

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