4:36 PM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014
Hot Hot Hoops 1 hour ago

Heat release Tyler Johnson, Shawn Jones and Larry Drew II

The Miami Heat are facing a Monday deadline to reduce their roster to 15 players, and minimized the competition to two by releasing three hopefuls. The Miami Heat had 19 players on their roster with only days to release four of them before the Monday, 5pm deadline. Thursday, they made some progress of selecting their final opening night roster by releasing Tyler Johnson, Shawn Jones and Larry Drew II. Drew II was just signed this week, but it became clear the Heat's only intention was to sign him and release him in order to assign him to their D-League affiliate team the Sioux Falls...
Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, Celtics will struggle to make the playoffs. 10-23-14

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, Celtics will struggle to make the playoffs. 10-23-14

Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago
Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis are thriving in the pick-and-roll

Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis are thriving in the pick-and-roll

Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis have been a great combo for the Lakers. Here's what they had to say about it, along with some video analysis of their pick-and-roll chemistry. ONTARIO - Jeremy Lin stands as the Los Angeles Lakers' best chance at finding consistent, dynamic point guard play this season. After back-to-back years marred by injuries to their stable of point guards, the Lakers get another crack at adressing the issue with Lin in a contract year. Ankle injuries have hampered his progress in Los Angeles, but he's looked good in his first two games back. Much of that has to do with the...
Nets cut Reed

Nets cut Reed

The Nets began cutting down their roster by releasing Willie Reed. Reed, a 6-10 power forward/center, was signed in September to provide an extra big body in camp. He averaged 4.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two preseason games. The Nets will need some depth in the front court to protect them in case of injuries. They currently have Brook Lopez, Kevin Garnett, Mason Plumlee, Mirza Teletovic, Cory Jefferson and Jerome Jordan at power forward and center.
Canis Hoopus 1 hour ago

Knee-jerk Notes #5: Chase Budinger

These are notes and observations meant to educate the Canis Hoopus community. In this post we'll look at things Chase Budinger does well, and what he doesn't do so well. Yesterday, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks played a preseason game. These two teams met last Friday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where the Bucks defeated the Wolves - I don't recall the score at this time. On Wednesday, though, unlike in the 1st meeting, the game was televised and henceforth available online this morning. Shouts to Russian Bee for the torrents. These are notes. This is one preseason game. We are...
The Dream Shake 26 mins ago

Rockets waive Akil Mitchell and Josh Powell; sign Geron Johnson

Looks like we're getting a better sense of who will be on the RGV Vipers' roster. Today, the Rockets officially announced that they have requested waivers on forward Akil Mitchell and signed guard Geron Johnson, while big man Josh Powell is on the way out as well, according to Shams Charania of RealGM.com. Neither Mitchell nor Powell saw much of the floor during preseason, and obviously they didn't make much of an impression in practice either. No big shock in either player's case. Geron Johnson did play on the Rockets' summer league squads in both Vegas and Orlando, so even though he...

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Plain Dealer 5 mins ago

Sherwin-Williams clears space for Nike's Welcome Home LeBron James banner being unfurled Oct. 30

"We think this new banner is a fitting tribute to LeBron's return to Cleveland and we join with Nike and Cavaliers fans everywhere to welcome him home," Sherwin-Williams' Chairman and CEO Chris Connor said.

Erik Spoelstra confirms Justin Hamilton will return Friday

Coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed Thursday that center Justin Hamilton will make his preseason debut in Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum.
Plain Dealer 51 mins ago

The days of Jamario Moon and Earl Clark are over, here come the Cleveland Cavaliers -- Terry Pluto (slideshow)

The Cavaliers have already played some beautiful basketball, and it's only the preseason.
Plain Dealer 1 hour ago

Sherwin-Williams banner makes way for LeBron James

Today, work began on the eastern face of the Landmark Office Towers, the headquarters complex for The Sherwin-Williams Company, to make way for the new LeBron James banner. The older banner was removed today to make way for a new...

Over/under on Wade games? Bookmaker sets line at 70 1/2

So how many games will Dwyane Wade play this season after missing 28 last season? One offshore book put the over/under proposition at 70 1/2.

Spurs waive Cotton, Davis

The Spurs have waived Bryce Cotton and Josh Davis, leaving only JaMychal Green among their free agents entering Friday's preseason finale at Houston.
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer 1 hour ago

Sports Insider: Mary Kay Cabot recaps the Browns' loss against the Jaguars; Doug Lesmerises and Joe Vardon guest (video)

Dan Labbe and Chris Fedor were joined by Mary Kay Cabot, Doug Lesmerises and Joe Vardon on today's edition of Sports Insider.

Damian Lillard uses #4BarFriday to celebrate rise from rough Oakland neighborhood, launch unlikely rap heroes

Before he was the Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard was carving a path through a rough East Oakland neighborhood. Rap carried him through.

GMs like Bulls' current/future coaching options

CHICAGO -- The NBA's general managers have spoken and the Chicago Bulls are being thought of in high regard for the 2014-15 season. In a poll at NBA.com, the league’s general managers were asked about a wide-range of topics, including who will win this year’s title (San Antonio), who will be named MVP (LeBron James) and who made the best offseason moves (Cleveland). While the Cavaliers are considered the most likely team to face off with the Spurs in the NBA Finals, the Bulls were the second choice to win the Eastern Conference, holding 25.

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