China Update: Marbury, Bynum, Haddadi lead semifinalists

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For the four remaining teams left in the CBA playoffs, the stakes simply could not be higher. After one of the tightest regular seasons in the history of Chinese basketball followed by a grueling quarterfinal round, the semifinals get underway on Wednesday. On one side of the bracket is a dream matchup between two historic foes while on the other, one heavily favored team will be challenged by an underdog with no prior history in the postseason. Some compelling basketball is

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Mitnick: 10 Overseas Players Who Can Help NBA Playoff Teams

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NBA playoff teams in need of help can still find a difference maker before the deadline arrives for setting postseason rosters. All they need to do is look overseas. With the playoffs less than a month away, and the trade deadline and “February free agency” in the distant past, NBA teams are typically left to rely on the D-League to provide injury replacement players at this point of the season. With players needing to have been released by their previous NBA team by

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Where Are They Now? From Juan Dixon to Gerry McNamara

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Last week, we offered you a glimpse at the stars of yesteryear and where they are today. From Jonny Flynn to Gilbert Arenas, we tracked down some of the names you may have forgotten. This week, we have more of the same — lost gems, and players we believed would be something more than they’ve ended up. Regardless of what they’re doing, we’re here to answer a question. The only question that matters. Where are they now? [Read more…]

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