5:17 PM EDT, Wed July 30, 2014
Hot Hot Hoops 1 hour ago

Report: Michael Beasley works out for the L.A. Lakers

Miami Heat free agent Michael Beasley reportedly worked out for the L.A. Lakers on Wednesday. The Miami Heat have had discussions with Michael Beasley about returning to the team that drafted in 2008, but nothing has resulted in a contract offer. The Heat only have a minumum contract left to give, are certainly aren't guaranteeing any playing time. Thus, reports are out that on Wednesday Michael Beasley worked out for the L.A. Lakers, and the work out went well. The Lakers worked out free agent forward Michael Beasley in El Segundo on Wednesday, per multiple league sources — Dave...
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago

Reports: Lakers Worked Out Michael Beasley

Is Beasley the latest Lakers reclamation project? According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, the Lakers worked out free agent Michael Beasley on Wednesday as the front office looks to round out the roster for this season. The Lakers worked out free agent forward Michael Beasley in El Segundo on Wednesday, per multiple league sources — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 30, 2014 Beasley, the number two overall pick in the 2008 draft, spent last season with the Miami Heat, averaging 7.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 55 appearances for the Eastern Conference Champions. If he were to sign with the...
Bullets Forever 2 hours ago
Kevin Durant deletes Twitter from his iPhone because Wizards fans want him back home

Kevin Durant deletes Twitter from his iPhone because Wizards fans want him back home

You know you wanna be back home KD. You know you do. There have been a looooooot of tweets about Kevin Durant since he said that LeBron James' homecoming was "classy" on Tuesday. Here are just some very recent tweets on the #KD2DC subject: Kevin Durant says nice things about D.C. (and Oklahoma City too but la la la la la can't hear you) http://t.co/pHrQrUTVQX — Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) July 29, 2014 We have new bio, location and header information for our profile. — Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) July 30, 2014 @BulletsForever I see you with the new background and...
Mavs Moneyball 2 hours ago

The invisible 2011 Finals opponent: Dirk Nowitzki's sick game

Dirk fought against more than just the Heat to get to his Championship. He had to fight himself, too. American Airlines Center was a weird place to be June 7, 2011. Dirk Nowitzki was struggling -- not just having a bad game, but having one of his worst games ever. It wasn't that he was missing shots. They weren't coming close. He was slow. He looked visibly tired. The Mavericks were down 2-1 to Miami in The Finals, and all signs pointed to a Heat parade if Dwyane Wade and Co. could walk away up 3-1 heading into Game 5. Wade could certainly smell blood. He was one of only three players...
NetsDaily 2 hours ago
Brooklyn Nets officially announce assistants coaches

Brooklyn Nets officially announce assistants coaches

The Nets have officially announced the club's assistant coaches for the 2014-2015 season under new coach Lionel Hollins. Paul Westphal, John Welch, Tony Brown, Joe Wolf and Jay Humphries are the lead assistants while Jim Sann will be the team's assistant coach/advance scout. Westphal brings head coaching experience to the bench, as he was a head coach in Phoenix, Seattle and Sacramento during his 20 plus years as a coach. Westphal has a head coaching record of 318-279. Westphal is also a five-time NBA All Star and won an NBA Championship with the Boston Celtics in 1974. Welch is the only...
Daily Thunder 3 hours ago

Durant applauds LeBron’s decision, talks his own

Day by day, 2016 gets a little bit closer.
NetsDaily 3 hours ago
Mirza Teletovic has an opportunity to sustain last season's success

Mirza Teletovic has an opportunity to sustain last season's success

After an offseason that saw the Nets frontcourt change shape, Mirza Teletovic has a chance not only to sustain the success he found in Brooklyn last season, but to go even further. Steve Alexander of Rotoworld is in the group that believes Teletovic can make a big step this season, as he lists the "King of Bosnia" as one of his winners of this offseason. Mirza Teletovic,  F, Nets – With Paul Pierce no longer in Brooklyn and Kevin Garnett and Andrei Kirilenko playing in the bodies of old men, the time is now for Teletovic. The hope is that Teletovic will fly under the radar after...
CelticsBlog 3 hours ago
Boston Celtics Daily Links 7/30/14

Boston Celtics Daily Links 7/30/14

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Byron Scott sees swift title contention for LakersGrizzlies sign GM Chris Wallace to multi-year dealGlobe  Three Reasons the Celtics May Not Regret Missing Out on Kevin LoveNBA players union elects female executive directorMarcus Smart is Drawing Rave Reviews at Team USA Training Camp CelticsGreen  SQL14 #4 An Early Depth Chart GuessCelticsBlog  Is Eric Bledsoe an option for the Boston Celtics?Marcus Smart impresses in USA Basketball scrimmageESPN   Rookie Young says he's 'good to go'Lex Nihil Novi  The Raefinator goes...
Detroit Bad Boys 3 hours ago

Peyton Siva signs with Orlando Magic

Former Pistons point guard agrees to unguaranteed deal with the Magic. In his first offseason at the helm, Stan Van Gundy opted to swap out young, inexperienced players for more established veterans. That meant Peyton Siva and Josh Harrellson were let go in favor of DJ Augustin and Aaron Gray, respectively. Now, Peyton Siva has caught on with a new club, signing an unguaranteed contract with the Orlando Magic. The plan, should Siva make the roster, would be for him to spend most of his time developing his game at the Magic's D-League affiliate the Eerie Bayhawks. But making the roster won't...
Kris Willis / Peachtree Hoops 4 hours ago

Stephen Holt opts to play in Germany over going to training camp with Hawks

Stephen Holt put up a good showing in Las Vegas with the Atlanta Hawks and will play next season in Germany. Stephen Holt is headed to Germany to play next season according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Hawks summer league participant Stephen Holt will play in Germany. Had an opportunity to go to training camp with Hawks. #ATLHawks — Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) July 30, 2014 Holt averaged 8.6 points and connected on 42 percent of his three-point attempts in five games at the Vegas Summer League with the Atlanta Hawks. The AJC also reports that Holt had the...
Liberty Ballers 4 hours ago
Report: Sixers Opposing Draft Overhaul, Want Changes Delayed

Report: Sixers Opposing Draft Overhaul, Want Changes Delayed

Per a report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, the NBA's Board of Governors is looking to vote on a change to how the NBA lottery is conducted, which could change as soon as next season. Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com is reporting that the Sixers are objecting to the NBA's proposed lottery changes, which the league is pushing to have active by next season. Windhorst reports that the changes could be voted upon at the NBA Board of Governor's preseason meeting in October. From Windhorst's article: The NBA is pushing toward changes to the draft lottery system by next season but is facing a...
Denver Stiffs 4 hours ago

Report: Sixers object to NBA's Lottery reform ideas

The Philadelphia 76ers, who are performing the most epic of tank jobs, are objecting to the latest NBA Draft Lottery reforms and want them delayed According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Philadelphia 76ers don't much care for the proposed NBA Draft Lottery reform ideas, and want them delayed for a year. The Sixers, it is said, feel that the reforms would penalized them for the plan they have in place (tanking over multiple years, going completely young and getting multiple high draft picks). The proposed reforms would mean that the top projected lottery teams would all have the same odds...
Indy Cornrows 4 hours ago

Pacers Links: 'Heart of a Hoosier' premiers to strong reviews

The documentary about Bobby "Slick" Leonard's life as a basketball legend in Indiana premiered on Tuesday night at the Fieldhouse. "Heart of a Hoosier," the Ted Green documentary on Slick Leonard, reportedly hit all of the right notes to capture the incredible basketball life of Slick. Pacers.com has plenty of great coverage with Eddie White interviews of several VIP's in attendance at the Fieldhouse on Tuesday. As for a review of the doc, 1070 The Fan's Conrad Brunner has you covered with a nice recap of what to expect when you get a chance to watch at home. Check out Bruno's...
Daily Thunder 5 hours ago

Wednesday Bolts – 7.30.14

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com on Durant: “Now, James has gone home and opened up a whole new avenue for stars to follow. Durant’s commitment to Oklahoma City is about to enter a two-year window
Bright Side Of The Sun 5 hours ago

Bright Side talks to Kenny and Crash on FoxSports910

For those who love to listen to audio about the Phoenix Suns, here's a ten-minute interview with FoxSports910's Kenny and Crash yesterday. Since Gregg Popovich said last year that I looked like I could be coach Jeff Hornacek's brother, here's a visual for you while you listen. I look good in a suit too. Feel free to listen, and then you're welcome to discuss the points we covered. Interview with FoxSports910
Mavs Moneyball 6 hours ago
Shepherding Greatness: Rick Carlisle in 2010-11

Shepherding Greatness: Rick Carlisle in 2010-11

An assembly of veteran talent needed a brilliant coach to guide them to the championship. What was the most amazing part to of the 2010-2011 season? Jason Terry getting a trophy tattoo before the season was nuts, upon reflection (or, not even upon reflection, really). Dirk Nowitzki going bananas was fun, but not unexpected. Tyson Chandler forcing the team to forge a defensive identity was what the Mavericks hoped when they brought him to Dallas on the last year of his deal. But looking back, Rick Carlisle's masterful coaching performance remains the most amazing and underrated part of...
Silver Screen and Roll 6 hours ago
The Credits:

The Credits: "Together Again" - Lakers Links

Kobe Bryant and Byron Scott played together for one season, Kobe's rookie campaign. Now, Kobe may end his career playing for his former teammate...if Scott lasts two years. Lakers News Byron Scott Comes Home | Los Angeles Lakers Byron Scott Introductory Press Conference | Los Angeles Lakers Byron Scott Introduced as Head Coach | Los Angeles Lakers Byron Scott faces unrealistic expectations with current version of Los Angeles Lakers - ESPN Los Angeles Byron Scott introduced as new Los Angeles Lakers coach - ESPN Los Angeles Byron Scott the right man for Kobe, Lakers - Los Angeles Lakers...
Indy Cornrows 6 hours ago

Paul George discusses USA Men's National Team training camp

Paul George answered questions about the start of the training camp with his NBA peers after day two in Las Vegas. The big news out of training camp for the USA Men's National Team is that  Derrick Rose not only jumped, but also landed without incident and then repeated the process in impressive fashion over the first two days in Las Vegas. While that doesn't sound like good news for the Pacers, I was certainly excited to see what Rose was able to do as someone who appreciates eye-popping plays from the NBA's elite players. I'm also expecting the storyline to begin driving me nuts some...
Pounding The Rock 6 hours ago

A mashup of Spurs and music, #NBAMusicians

From a 1960's ukulele-playing, falsetto iconoclast, to early-90's rap posers, to 80's soft rock to hip-hop and funk, the Spurs cover the gamut of musical styles, offering something for everyone. Last Tuesday Aaron McGuire (a.k.a. @DocRostov) of GothicGinobili.com introduced to us unsuspecting mortals the Twitter meme of #NBAMusicians, inspiring hoop-minded jokesters across the globe to come up with basketballer related band puns. My personal favorite is probably Durant Durant. So here's my contribution for the 2013-14 Spurs, but we warned, some songs linked here are awful and some may...
Bright Side Of The Sun 6 hours ago

Summertime in the brutal Western Conference: Have the Suns made a dent?

Once again in 2014/15, a handful of very good teams will be competing for those last couple playoff spots. Have the Suns done enough to sneak in this time around? Note: The following article operates under the assumption that Eric Bledsoe will be a Sun next season, and that no earth-shaking trades will be made before the season tips off. Neither are particularly safe assumptions, but let's talk basketball anyway. The month of July has nearly expired, and while there are still a few kinks to be worked out it's pretty safe to say that 2014/15 will be another extremely competitive year in the...

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