Bernucca: Van Gundy Working His Magic In Detroit

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As a personnel man, Stan Van Gundy has broken a lot of the so-called contemporary rules. Since being lured back to the NBA by Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores in May 2014, Van Gundy has not exactly followed the usual NBA blueprint in rebuilding the once-proud franchise, which has not been to the playoffs in six years. Van Gundy has flat-out waived four veterans with fully guaranteed contracts, accumulating nearly $32 million in dead money to be paid over the next five


PODCAST: Whiteside’s days in Miami are numbered


Quite the performance by Hassan Whiteside of the Heat in Tuesday night’s loss to the Hawks: 23 points on 11-for-12 shooting, 14 rebounds and four blocks in just 31 minutes. If Dwyane Wade had not come down with a migraine, the Heat might actually be 3-1 instead of 2-2. Folks in Miami are rightfully thrilled about the emergence last season and this season by Whiteside, but here is the bad news: Unless Miami plans to renounce its right to Dwyane Wade,


Why Cavaliers Vs. Heat Tickets Are This Week’s Hottest Deal


The NBA’s hottest game of the week is about to tip off, and Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers tickets are incredibly hot. Similar to past seasons, everyone in the NBA seems to be gunning for LeBron James. Even former teammate and good friend Dwyane Wade acknowledged that everyone is trying to take down King James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wade had stated, “LeBron knows we’re coming for him. They’re at the top of the Eastern Conference. Everybody’s going for him.” But the Miami


Gambling Guru Picks Over/Unders for all 30 Teams


It’s go time. The NBA season finally opens up tonight and it has snuck up on me more than any season I can remember. Anyway, here are my over/under picks for the win totals for each team based on the numbers set at Pinnacle Sports.Atlanta Hawks, 49.5 wins: UNDER  This team was simply lights out against the spread last season, and they’ll be a solid team again, but I’m projecting them to fall slightly under 49 wins.Boston Celtics, 45.5 wins: UNDER  I love Brad


Five Things To Watch: Miami Heat

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At Presidents’ Weekend last season, the Miami Heat were in the running to make the playoffs in their first season following LeBron James’ departure. Chris Bosh told SheridanHoops after the All-Star Game that he was excited for Miami’s playoff push. Then came the shocking news that Bosh would miss the rest of the season with blood clots on his lungs. Without him, the Heat missed the postseason for the first time since 2008, the year before Erik Spoelstra took over as


Miami Heat: Need to Know


Goran Dragic’s efficiency improved by 12.6% after last season’s trade from Suns to the Heat. Dragic was the only guard in the NBA who shot better than 50% from the field last season.     [Read more…]


Sprung: Can Kobe Bryant win the MVP Award?


What would it take for Kobe Bryant to win the 2015-2016 NBA MVP award? As we handicap the MVP race for the 2015-2016 season, we’ll take a look at last season’s top five finishers— Stephen Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis and LeBron James— along with Kevin Durant. But a question many Angelenos and basketball fans around the world have is what kind of numbers would Bryant have to put up in his age-37 season to take home the crown? To