Bernucca: Picking The All-Star Reserves

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This week, while NBA coaches pick the All-Star reserves, the NBA will pick the All-Star coaches. Neither task is as easy. David Blatt’s dismissal as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers has added a bizarre twist to next month’s All-Star Game in Toronto. The Cavs have the best record in the Eastern Conference, which means their staff was on track to coach the East All-Stars. But Blatt has been replaced by Tyronn Lue, who will coach just five games before the deadline of

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All-Star dilemma: The West Frontcourt

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Every year, All-Star debate centers around a team or player. Player X was snubbed. Team Y needs more All-Stars because of their record. We could see a convergence of debate in the Western Conference frontcourt this season. Players that deserve consideration for these spots include Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Blake Griffin, Dirk Nowitzki, LaMarcus Aldridge and Anthony Davis. [Read more…]

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Free $300,000 Fantasy Basketball Contest Tonight

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This week, DraftKings is offering Sheridan Hoops readers free access to a fantasy basketball contest on Wednesday night with $300,000 in prizes! All you have to do is pick the 8 NBA players you think will score the most fantasy points during the games on Wednesday night. Draft 1 PG, 1 SG, 1 SF, 1 PF, 1 C, 1 G, 1 F and 1 Utility player while staying under the provided $50,000 Salary Cap. Entry is free for new users! The total prize

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Tweet of the Night: Dirk Nowitzki throws shade on Pau Gasol’s milestone moment

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For Chicago big man Pau Gasol, the Bulls’ home matchup with the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday evening represented a unique milestone in the form of his 1,000th career NBA regular-season game. Gasol, now 35 years old, was in a jovial mood on social media as tipoff approached. In fact, the seven-footer even created a special #Pau1000 hashtag to encourage fans to submit videos of their favorite Gasol moments over his first 1,000 games.Today I’ll be playing my 1000 #RegularSeason game & I wanna

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Hubbard: Rick Carlisle working magic for Mavericks

Mar 7, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle reacts to a referee call during the first half of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Trail Blazers 103-98. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

For several years, probably dating back to 2011 when the Dallas Mavericks became one of the most unlikely champions in NBA history, Rick Carlisle has been compared favorably to Gregg Popovich, the best coach in the league. Both men are superior strategists and in-game coaches, and both take little credit for their excellence. Popovich, who is in his 20th season as the Spurs head coach, has never allowed anyone to lose sight of the primary reason for his success. When praised

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Tweet of the Night: Brandon Jennings says Dirk Nowitzki is top 5 power forward of all-time

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Brandon Jennings, at this point, is pretty much known as a basketball junkie and never shies away from a hot debate on twitter. On Thursday, it was his view on who belongs on the list for Top 5 power forward of all-time, which included the still-relevant Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks:Dirk Top 5 PF of All Time!!! — Brandon Jennings (@thinkiminthe90s) October 30, 2015This is really a subjective topic because there isn’t exactly a set of criteria that determines which player

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Scotto: Sheridan Hoops Top 10 Power Forwards

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The youth movement at power forward has arrived in the form of Anthony Davis and Blake Griffin. Derrick Favors, a fellow rising talent who has improved across the board over the past five seasons, missed the cut in our top 10 rankings. However, don’t be surprised if Favors joins the rankings in a year or so from now. At 23, his best basketball is ahead of him and he is just scratching the surface of his ceiling as a player for

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