Early in the 2014-15 NBA regular season, the most pleasant surprise has been the Memphis Grizzlies. With a dominant defense and an improved offense, the Grizzlies have jumped out to a 15-3 record with a mark of 11-1 against the vaunted Western Conference. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, star center Marc Gasol suffered a knee injury. Fortunately, it’s not expected to be serious. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Gasol returned to the practice facility after undergoing an MRI. After MRI on his knee, Marc
10 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Bosh Goes Off, Kemba Beats the Buzzer, Kobe’s 31 Spoiled
Day 2 of the 2014-15 NBA regular season is officially in the books. Wednesday, October 29 was a day that played host to some throwback performances by major stars, the return of others and the first overtime period of the season. There was a buzzer-beater, a number of massive statistical performances and the debut of big-name rookies. When it was all said and done, Day 2 set the stage for a magnificent 2014-15 campaign. These are the 10 facts that you need
SH Blog: Kawhi Leonard Contract Talks Stall, Cleveland to Extend Varejao?
With every passing season, the NBA Playoffs create stars and earn players more money than they’d ever made before. 2014 was no exception, with Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs breaking out by winning Finals MVP. True to their unparalleled form, the Spurs haven’t jumped the gun on rewarding him with a new contract. Leonard, 23, went toe-to-toe with LeBron James in the 2014 NBA Finals. He averaged 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds on an unreal slash line of .612/.579/.783 as the Spurs took home the
SH Blog: Board of Governors to Vote on Lottery Reform
Since the day he took over for David Stern as NBA commissioner, Adam Silver has promised change. He’s acted swiftly and abruptly in some cases, and slowly and methodically in others. On Wednesday, October 22, Silver’s attempted reformation of the Draft Lottery will be voted upon by the NBA’s Board of Governors. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, two teams are expected to vote no: the Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers. Lottery reform vote at NBA Board of Governors Wednesday. 23 of
SH Blog: Big Names in Contract Negotiations, Kobe Laughs Off Ranking
When it comes to the NBA preseason, the general population turns its focus to the relationship between coach and player. Not enough attention goes to what transpires between players and their respective front offices. With the 2014-15 regular season nearing, a number of players approaching the end of their rookie deals are working to put an end to the potential speculation. Restricted free agency isn’t the most popular process, as rising stars Eric Bledsoe of the Phoenix Suns and Greg Monroe of
SH Blog: Durant Debating Surgery, Carter-Williams Far from Return?
The injury heard around the world has been Oklahoma City Thunder small forward and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant suffering a Jones fracture in his right foot. Durant is expected to be sidelined for somewhere between six and eight weeks, which means he could miss at least the first month of the season. According to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports, there’s a new complication: Durant doesn’t know if he wants to undergo surgery. Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is still considering treatment options
SH Blog: James Responds to Bosh; Bryant Mentoring Lin?
The split between LeBron James and the Miami Heat appeared to be both amicable and understood. In recent days, that’s come into question with Chris Bosh making headline-stealing comments. It started with Bosh telling reporters that he hasn’t spoken with James since the four-time MVP signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, per ESPN. Bosh proceeded to tell Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher Report that recent Cavaliers acquisition Kevin Love would have to sacrifice to play alongside James. James has since responded. [Read more…]
SH Blog: Pierce and Noah Nearly Come to Blows, Kenneth Faried Extends
Seriously. It’s only the preseason. Things got heated during a preseason game between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. A Hall of Fame forward with a chip on his shoulder and an award-winning center whose relentless energy has been known to frustrate many an opponent nearly came to blows. Before the games even begin to matter. [Read more…]
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