Hubbard: Mavericks Quietly off to Surprising Good Start

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A little more than a month has passed in the NBA season, but it seems like we’ve already had a full year of distractions, both good and bad. Portland great; Indiana even better. The Knicks and Nets taking turns who’s bad and who’s worse. Kobe close to returning; Rose out for the year. Dwayne Wade hurting; the Atlantic Division hurting even more. Meanwhile, the last team other than the Miami Heat to win a championship is quietly turning into a solid

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SH Blog: Rose refers to his doubters as fools, George Karl takes a jab at Anthony’s inability to win

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It’s been well documented that the New York Knicks are an awful team this season. As it turns out, the Brooklyn Nets may be a notch worse than them after seeing the two teams duke it out on Thursday night. You know it’s bad when Andrea Bargnani is trash-talking to Kevin Garnett. Yes, that happened. The Knicks embarrassed the Nets on their own floor by 30 points and showed that they are at least capable of playing some semblance of team basketball.

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SH Blog: Melo doesn’t know how to help Shumpert and Smith, Waiters being shopped

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A DARK PLACE FOR NEW YORK: The New York Knicks have now lost seven consecutive games – an unfathomable way to begin the season – to drop to 3-11 overall. They are in the bottom of the Atlantic Division, and Carmelo Anthony admits that the team is now in a dark place, from Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles: “The easiest thing for us to do is just to crumble right now,” Carmelo Anthony said. “We are in a dark place but we have

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SH Blog: Iguodala has hamstring strain; Gasol won’t get surgery

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The big news of today is that Derrick Rose has another knee injury. This time, it’s not an ACL tear, but it is a meniscus tear, which obviously isn’t a good thing. This is terrible news for the Bulls, of course, but it could be good news for any team shopping a point guard. Orlando and Jameer Nelson, I’m looking at you. Also, do the Suns really need Goran Dragic right now? There’s not many prospective playoff teams in the market for

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NBA Rumors and News for October 23, 2013

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Wednesday, October 23 Daily Trivia: Which of these players has Steve Nash never played with in an NBA game – Vince Carter, Shawn Marion, Tyson Chandler or Dirk Nowitzki? Answer below. Cavs exercise four player options Posted at 04:29 PM ET The Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised the fourth-year options on guard Kyrie Irving and forward Tristan Thompson, as well as the third-year options on guard Dion Waiters and center Tyler Zeller, reports InsideHoops.com. The announcement was expected as these four players are likely to

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Tweet of the Night: Robert Pera says he would dominate Cuban one-on-one, wants Jordan instead

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The man you see in action above is none other than Robert Pera, the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies. At age 35, he is currently the youngest owner of an NBA team and has clearly kept himself in great shape. In fact, he felt so good back in September that he actually challenged Tony Allen – one of the best defensive guards in the league – to a game of one-on-one and promised to donate $100,000 to a charity that

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SH Blog: Rick Pitino thinks Brad Stevens can be successful with Celtics

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For the longest time, the only basketball I watched was college basketball. Growing up in Baltimore, there was no real “home” team in the NBA. The closest was the Wizards, and I could never really get behind a DC team like a Baltimore team. But the University of Maryland fit like a glove. They were good, they were fun to watch, and best of all, they were my home team. I even ended up going to the same high school

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