11:42 AM EDT, Fri April 18, 2014
Plain Dealer 26 mins ago
Cleveland Cavaliers: low bar of success should equal a low profile at the NBA lottery -- Bud Shaw's Spinoffs

Cleveland Cavaliers: low bar of success should equal a low profile at the NBA lottery -- Bud Shaw's Spinoffs

The Cavs' hard times will take them back to the lottery again, where they have a 1.7 chance of getting the top pick. After drawing so much attention at previous lotteries, they should take the quiet approach this time around.
Plain Dealer 22 hours ago

2014 NBA Draft lottery standings: Cleveland Cavaliers 9th; Milwaukee Bucks have best chance at top pick

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Was it worth it? The 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers

Was it worth it? The 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers

Let's put a bow on this bastard. The 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers -- with a new GM, a new coach, and having traded away their only All-Star for the second straight year -- finished the season with a 19-63 record, good (?) for second-worst in the league. They lost 26 straight games, employed 28 different players, and have exactly 2 guys who could even be considered assuredly in their long-term plans, one of whom played as many minutes this year as I did. And now, with the regular season over, I'll echo what I wrote after Media Day so many months and so many losses ago: "The Sixers are going to...
Liberty Ballers 17 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers' Exit Interview Recap

The 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers' season is in the refrigerator... the door is closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard, the Jell-O's jiggling, and the players and coaches are talking. The lockers have been cleaned out and the off-season phone numbers have been exchanged...
Salt Lake Tribune 15 hours ago

Utah Jazz: GM Lindsey wants Hayward to be ‘a career Jazz member’

Next week, Gordon Hayward will be in the Philippines, hosting a basketball camp. Sometime “soon” after that, he’ll be getting married. As for his plans as an unrestricted free agent? Well, the 24-year-old wing might not want to make too many of them. Speaking at the team’s locker cleanout day Thursday, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey stopped short of promising the team would bring Hayward back. But Lindsey made it clear Hayward is in the plans. “We look forward to him being a career Jazz mem...
Rotoworld 2 hours ago

Jazz GM expects to retain RFA Hayward - Gordon Hayward (G/F) Utah Jazz

GM Dennis Lindsey said he hopes restricted free agent Gordon Hayward is a career Jazz member.
Los Angeles Times 13 hours ago
Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

Gasol, who'll be a free agent, sees himself playing at a high level for several more years. He's among Lakers who met with GM Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike D'Antoni.Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011).
Orange County Register 11 hours ago

Gasol set to say hello to free agency; will it be goodbye, Lakers?

EL SEGUNDO – Many times during his seven seasons in Los Angeles, Pau Gasol wondered if his last day as a Laker had come. There have been countless rumors and one actual trade: the infamous, vetoed Chris Paul deal of 2011. There was the night at the...
Lakers Nation 10 hours ago
Video: Lakers Pau Gasol Says Kobe Bryant A Deciding Factor This Summer

Watch: Lakers Pau Gasol Says Kobe Bryant A Deciding Factor This Summer

At 2014 Lakers exit interviews, Pau Gasol says Kobe Bryant is a factor in his free agency, if coming back to the Lakers is an option. To what extent?
Miami Herald 11 hours ago
Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade rested, healthy for playoffs

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade rested, healthy for playoffs

Dwyane Wade ended up sitting out 28 games this season after missing a combined 36 in the first three seasons with LeBron James as a teammate. But Wade enters these playoffs in a much better place, from a health perspective, than last year, when a knee injury lingered throughout the postseason.
Washington Post 1 hour ago
DC Sports Bog: Dagger! Buckhantz and Chenier on Gilbert Arenas’ buzzer-beater against the Bulls

DC Sports Bog: Dagger! Buckhantz and Chenier on Gilbert Arenas’ buzzer-beater against the Bulls

There were times when the thought of paying Gilbert Arenas more than $20 million a year to play basketball wasn’t completely preposterous. One of the first times was immediately after Game 5 of the Wizards’ series against the Bulls in the first round of the 2005 Eastern Conference playoffs. Read full article >>
CelticsBlog 39 mins ago
Joel Anthony expected to pick up player option next season

Joel Anthony expected to pick up player option next season

According to CSNNW.com's Chris Haynes, Joel Anthony will exercise his option next season and remain with the Boston Celtics. It's a no brainer for Anthony: Although Anthony isn't too thrilled with the current rebuilding phase of the organization, passing up a sizable guaranteed salary is not something he's willing to do, the source explained. With career averages of 2.3 points and 3.0 rebounds, he's guaranteed $3.8M in 2014-2015.  It's just another reminder that this is the business of basketball and even though it's not the most friendliest number to the Celtics' cap situation, you...
Posting and Toasting 1 hour ago
The offseason Steve Kerr and Pau Gasol rumors have begun

The offseason Steve Kerr and Pau Gasol rumors have begun

Hey, Phil Jackson knows those guys! It is now the offseason in New York. This will be a very offseasony offseason, with new management in place and several uncertainties to solve. It's now fair game to invoke the name of pretty much any person who has ever worked with Phil Jackson as a potential Knicks hire. Slava Medvedenko for Knicks GM! Knicks in talks to bring in Smush Parker to teach the team the Triangle! Jimmy Kimmel, Wilmer Valderrama, and Xzibit hired as Knicks scouts! Audi A8 to challenge Raymond Felton for starting point guard spot! There will be rumor fatigue. We'll be begging...
Golden State Of Mind 1 hour ago
Warriors-Clippers playoff preview: It's all about Steph

Warriors-Clippers playoff preview: It's all about Steph

The Golden State Warriors travel to Los Angeles to take on the Clippers in the best-of-seven starting Saturday afternoon. There shouldn't be this much wariness around a franchise; not one heading into their second consecutive playoff appearance after winning 51 games in a season marred by controversy. Nevertheless, Mark Jackson has made the round number 50 - ostensibly their hyped preseason goal - the arbitrary point as which to measure their success, to celebrate it without any doubt. He's made a point to mention this over and over again, before and after games. But with that slate wiped...
Raptors HQ 2 hours ago
Poll: Raptors vs Nets - Who Do You Think Wins Their 2014 NBA Playoff Series?

Poll: Raptors vs Nets - Who Do You Think Wins Their 2014 NBA Playoff Series?

"The Nets have more experience!" "But the Raptors have younger legs and are more athletic!" "That won't matter, Jason Kidd knows how to use his troops to take advantage of Toronto's youth." "Whatever - Kidd learned under Toronto's coach, Dwane Casey!" "Plus the Raps have the best player in the series, Kyle Lowry!" "That won't matter, it's history repeating itself, the sixth seeded Nets are again going to upset the third seeded Raptors..." You've likely heard the arguments and narratives already but tomorrow all of that goes by the wayside. It's game one of the Eastern Conference playoffs...
Indy Cornrows 4 hours ago
Pacers Playoffs Links: Andrew Bynum won't be available to play Hawks in Round 1

Pacers Playoffs Links: Andrew Bynum won't be available to play Hawks in Round 1

The Pacers hope to have Andrew Bynum available at some point in the playoffs but they will have to get through the first round against the Hawks without the reserve big man. Andrew Bynum looked the part of a healthy NBA player at the Pacers practice on Thursday, showing up in full practice uniform with shoes and socks and everything. Except he didn't actually participate in the practice, instead watching from a familiar seat on the sidelines. After practice, Frank Vogel ruled out the option of using Bynum in the first round, according to Pacers.com. But Vogel didn't rule out Bynum for...
Hot Hot Hoops 2 hours ago

David Ramil on Phil Naessen's Show to discuss NBA Playoffs, Miami's matchup with Charlotte Bobcats

Hot Hot Hoops' David Ramil was invited to the latest edition of the Phil Naessen Show to preview the first round of the NBA Playoffs and the Charlotte Bobcats The Miami Heat are set to begin their championship quest this Sunday. We discussed the upcoming series against the Charlotte Bobcats and offered our predictions. How will LeBron fare against the Bobcats' improved defense? Will "Big Al" Jefferson be the biggest obstacle? How will Dwyane Wade's health impact the series? And what about the bench; who contributes and what can we expect throughout the playoffs? Listen in and find out!...

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