SH Blog: Jerry West talked poorly of Harden to Howard, Melo dismisses anything Barkley has to say

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The NBA season has finally begun, and there are plenty of things to read up on. Is Rudy Gay going to be traded this season? How did teams try to convince Dwight Howard that going to Houston would be a bad idea? Is Ty Lawson the right player to run Brian Shaw’s big-man oriented offense? The answer to these questions and plenty more can be found below. STORY OF THE DAY: As the new general manager of the team, Masai Ujiri moved

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SH Blog: Sterling humiliated Rivers by nearly blowing up summer deal, D’Antoni says mistreatment of Gasol involved politics

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We all thought Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling had turned the corner from the ugly days. The days when he used to heckle his own players during games. The days when he didn’t take care of the people in his organization. The days when he’d accuse the best player he’s ever had of manipulating the front office decisions. The days of being the absolute laughingstock of the league and not giving a hoot, as long as he was saving

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Five Things To Watch: Denver Nuggets

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The 2012-13 season was a tale of two beings for the Denver Nuggets. The first being was the regular season, where they won an NBA franchise-record 57 games. The other was the playoffs, where they were abruptly taken out by the Golden State Warriors in six games. This offseason was a shocking one for many Nuggets fans. GM Masai Ujiri, the NBA Executive of the Year, walked away and was replaced by Tim Connelly. Long-time coach George Karl was fired and

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StatBox Breakdown: Why is John Wall getting a max contract?

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It’s a simple, yet complex decision for the Washington Wizards. John Wall is the team’s unquestioned franchise player. It would be incredibly difficult to replace him and build around someone else. From that standpoint, it makes sense that Washington is locking him up for five years and the maximum $80 million it can give the former top overall pick. The problem? Wall is nowhere near as good as other point guards given max contracts in recent years. He has to sound confident when he

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Tweet of the Day: Nate Robinson will miss Chicago

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Free agent guard Nate Robinson has a new home. He will be joining the Denver Nuggets for the next two seasons. As detailed in today’s Evening News, the deal is reportedly worth the bi-annual salary-cap exception, which is about $4.1 million. The addition of Robinson gives the Nuggets six new players heading into the 2013-14 NBA season, including JJ Hickson, Darrell Arthur, Randy Foye, Erick Green (46th pick in the NBA draft) and Joffrey Lauvergne (55th pick). He leaves the Windy City behind, as the Chicago

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Tweet of the Night: Ty Lawson makes fun of Kenneth Faried showing off his buns

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Every year, a couple of NBA athletes are chosen to be a part of ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue”, where the players strip down to almost nothing to show off all parts of their bodies. It’s a way of celebrating and admiring the amazing physique of some of the best around the league. Last season, Tyson Chandler and Blake Griffin were chosen to grace the cover. This season, Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried and Washington Wizards point guard John Wall were

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Tweet of the Night: Ty Lawson welcomes Brian Shaw as the new head coach of Denver Nuggets

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New coach I’m excited…. Good choice by Mr. Kroenke…Congrats b shaw… Time to go to work #savage #iphonespellcheckiskillingme — Ty Lawson (@TyLawson3) June 25, 2013 Former NBA player and long-time assistant Brian Shaw has been looking for his opportunity to be the leader of a team for quite some time, and his quest to become a head coach in the league finally came to a conclusion on Monday, when the Denver Nuggets decided to hire him for next season. Shaw has played the

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Tweet of the Day: Tony Parker

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While most of the national media attention continues to go to the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose, whether or not he will play against the defending champion Miami Heat, quietly the San Antonio Spurs are preparing for their second round series against the upstart Golden State Warriors. Granted, the Spurs have never needed fanfare to get up for a playoff series. And, considering that they boast an impressive 29-0 home record against the Warriors in the Tim Duncan era, internally they

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