5:38 AM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago

Kobe Bryant says Julius Randle 'can't F up' his chance with Lakers

Kobe Bryant elaborated on a conversation he had with Julius Randle, which meant more classic Kobe quotes. Kobe Bryant and Byron Scott will both be critical for Julius Randle as he adjust to being an NBA player, and both have privately told the seventh-overall pick he has a great opportunity in front of him with the Los Angeles Lakers. Scott has been publicly critical of the rookie's effort, repeatedly saying he needed to see Randle play "longer and harder." Kobe elaborated on that conversation following the Lakers' win over the Utah Jazz, revealing he told Randle he would be a "really big...
Blazersedge 2 hours ago

Could the Portland Trail Blazers Use Gerald Green?

In this edition of the Blazer's Edge Mailbag: At what price would a Gerald Green trade be worth considering for the Blazers? How deep will Portland's bench rotation go this season? Could sanctioned broadcast streams soon supplant Portland's local TV deal? Monday Mailbag arrives now! Dave, I have heard rumors that the suns are looking to trade Gerald green for multiple second rounders, because of their log jam in the backcourt. Although we are lacking in 2nd round picks, do you think he would make for a good addition to the blazers and do you think the blazers could offer enough for him...
SLC Dunk 2 hours ago

Monday Blues #3 - Preseason 2014: Week 2 Jazz Stats of the Week

I'll be the first to admit it: I'm really bummed the Jazz didn't go 4-0 last week. I shouldn't care, but it's so much fun to see our guys play fun basketball and stuff. The loss to the Clippers was a terrific game. They wanted the win. We wanted the win. And it didn't turn out. Last night, of course, Quin Snyder made it very clear that if you could turn my desire for a win and his desire for a win into a ratio, you'd get something like 1,845,968/3. Gordo and Favors punched in the clock and then mostly sipped some iced electrolyte replacement juice. Burke got a day off. And the Jazz lost to...
Pounding The Rock 2 hours ago
Preseason Game Preview: Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs

Preseason Game Preview: Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs

Following a heartbreaker against the Heat on Saturday, the Spurs look to get back on track in a tango with the Sacramento Kings. Sacramento Kings @ San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center, San Antonio, TXOctober 20, 2014, 7:30 PM Spurs TimeRADIO: 1200 AM WOAI Last season, the Sacramento Kings were chock-full of talented players whose skill sets almost entirely overlapped on both ends of the floor. Their offense was limited to several ball-dependent playmakers (DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, Rudy Gay), and several role players who couldn't hit their jumpers (27th in the league for 3-point %)....
Blazersedge 2 hours ago

Chicago Bulls 2014-15 Season Preview

Blog a Bull manager Matt Bernhardt joins Blazer's Edge to discuss the 2014-15 Chicago Bulls, continuing a month-long, 30-team NBA season preview feature. Over the next month, Blazer's Edge will be rolling out season previews for all 30 NBA teams. Continuing this feature, we discuss the Chicago Bulls with Blog a Bull manager Matt Bernhardt. (Yesterday's preview: Indiana Pacers) Chicago Bulls 2014-15 Season Preview 2013-14 Record: 48-34, No. 2 in Central Division, No. 4 in Eastern Conference Roster additions: Cameron Bairstow (rookie, No. 49), Aaron Brooks, Pau Gasol, Doug McDermott...
Celtics Today 3 hours ago
Jared Sullinger plays huge in win over Nets, Sully on the mark in preseason

Jared Sullinger plays huge in win over Nets, Sully on the mark in preseason

Jared Sullinger has played at an All-Star level so far in the preseason. Sullinger is coming off of back-to-back 21 point games. Sully grabbed 19 rebounds in 28 minutes Sunday against the Nets, and that could be the biggest key for Sully moving forward. Sully is averaging nearly 15 points in preseason action, and that's not a huge jump from his average last season. That doesn't bother me, because it's the preseason, and I see how well he's played in the three 20 plus point games. CSNNE"He was good," said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. "I want him to play as many minutes as he can right now....
The Dream Shake 5 hours ago

Rockets best Warriors, 90-83 improve to 4-1

Rockets headed to the RGV to take on the visiting Golden State Warriors in a weekend preseason match up. I usually don't do these wrap ups for the simple reason that most Rocket games are blacked out in my area and it'd be nonsense to try and write about a game I didn't see. But Sunday's game provided a rare opportunity since it was held in the Rio Grande Valley as part of the ever-fruitful relationship between the Rockets and the RGV Vipers. The Rockets won but honestly the score and stats don't matter much to me in preseason contests. I was more interested in how the team would look after...
SLC Dunk 5 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers 98 Utah Jazz 91: Injured Lakers mount comback from 22 down after Quin Snyder sits Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors

A tale of two halves. Really. The Jazz won by +16, and then lost a second game by -7. The Utah Jazz dominated the injured Los Angeles Lakers in the first half, where up by 22 points at one point, and managed to lose by 7 points. This was the largest loss of the season for the 4-2 Utah club, who recently split games against the Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers. There was much to celebrate in this game as the Jazz whopped on the Lakers early. Yes, Jazz coach Quin Snyder gave Trey Burke the night off, and Trevor Booker sat this one out for injury concerns, but the Lakers were still missing...
Golden State Of Mind 5 hours ago
Warriors vs. Rockets final score: Splash Bros get night off; Dubs fall to Rockets, 90-83

Warriors vs. Rockets final score: Splash Bros get night off; Dubs fall to Rockets, 90-83

Preseason... Where Development Happens! With Steph Curry and Klay Thompson getting some rest (you could say David Lee and Andrew Bogut were "resting" too, playing only 10 mins of the 1st), the Golden State Warriors turned to their young guns for production but fell short in a 90-83 loss to the Houston Rockets. Nemanja Nedovic started at point guard while Harrison Barnes filled the forward slot once again. The Dubs started off the first quarter well, shooting 58% from the floor and holding Houston to 38% shooting. Nedovic and Barnes were utilized right from the onset and were able to score...
Silver Screen and Roll 5 hours ago

Lakers vs. Jazz final score: Second-half surge fuels 98-91 Lakers victory

The Lakers were down big early but turned it around through the second half. The Los Angeles Lakers found themselves down 20 in the first half, but turned it around after halftime on their way to a 98-91 victory over the Utah Jazz. Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 26 points, breaking the Lakers' two-game three-point drought and leading the way on the scoreboard. It wasn't all pretty for Kobe, who put up 22 field goal attempts, but he also was great at facilitating the offense and finding his teammates in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with five assists. Julius Randle was key for...
Golden State Of Mind 6 hours ago

Preseason Game Links #6: Golden State Warriors 83 @ Houston Rockets 90 - Vets get most of the night off, invitees get a good run

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Blazersedge 6 hours ago

Trail Blazers Must Focus on Defense to Improve

Jeff Caplan of NBA.com emphasizes defense as the key to improvement in an extensive preview of the Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 season. Jeff Caplan of NBA.com released an extensive season preview for the Portland Trail Blazers this weekend. His recurring theme: defense will determine Portland's status in the coming year, demarcating the line between contender and also-ran. [Head Coach Terry] Stotts' team only needs to look at the team ahead of it in the division standings to understand the importance of continuing to become a tighter defensive unit. Stotts said he is paying...
Silver Screen and Roll 6 hours ago

Wesley Johnson's sweet dunks against the Jazz

Hey there Wesley Johnson's athleticism. Wesley Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers are charging in the third quarter against the Utah Jazz, and the super-athletic wing threw down a pair of sick dunks. The first was off his own steal and was an easy breakaway jam: The second? A beautiful behind the back pass from Ronnie Price to a streaking Johnson who was able to finish the dunk: When he's running the floor and hammering dunks, it's a fun thing to watch. One of the most athletic wings on the Lakers over the last few years.
Canis Hoopus 6 hours ago

Wolves Win Big, Beat Thunder in Tulsa 112-94

On Sunday, the Minnesota Timberwolves won their preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. I didn't watch the game. I couldn't watch the game. The game was not on television. I listened to a solid portion of the game on the radio. After losing to the Milwaukee Bucks in Cedar Rapids Iowa, Friday, the Minnesota Timberwolves were in Tulsa taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder. There were 16,901 eyewitnesses on hand at BOK Center. I wish I could have been there, or that the game was on TV. This was the Thunder's second game in the previous four days. The Wolves trotted out JJ Barea, Kevin...
At The Hive 6 hours ago

Hornets can't complete comeback, lose to Bulls 96-101

The Hornets look closer to regular season form in a loss to the Bulls. The NBA season looms near, and the Hornets are ready. In tonight's match up with the Bulls, the Hornets looked very close to regular season form. The offense was fluent, there was a general sense of a plan, and they played well. However, the second unit struggled mightily. While the first unit played well the entire game, and was the main reason this game was close, the 2nd unit was dreadful. There was no organization, every basket was a struggle, and the defense was mediocre at best. Nowhere near the expectations that...
Blog a Bull 6 hours ago
Bulls vs. Hornets final score: Kirk Hinrich shoots the lights out in 101-96 victory, Jimmy Butler sprains thumb

Bulls vs. Hornets final score: Kirk Hinrich shoots the lights out in 101-96 victory, Jimmy Butler sprains thumb

Hinrich turned back the clock with a 26-point effort as the Bulls staved off the Hornets. On a negative note, Jimmy Butler left the game with a sprained left thumb. The Bulls' second unit had been really struggling in the preseason prior to Sunday night's game against the Hornets, but it was that group that led the way in a 101-96 victory. The victory was marred somewhat by a sprained left thumb for Jimmy Butler, who suffered the injury when going for a steal late in the first quarter: Thibodeau says Butler is "day-to-day" with his left thumb sprain. Needs to see doctor tonight...
Straight Outta Vancouver 7 hours ago

Vince Carter returns to Dallas as the Mavericks host the Memphis Grizzlies

In a preseason match-up of Southwest Division rivals, the Grizzlies head to Dallas to take on the Mavericks. With the season fast approaching, who will step up and sit out 9 days from the season opener? The Memphis Grizzlies take a 2-3 preseason record into Dallas, Texas tonight for a match-up with the 2-3 Mavericks. The game tips at 7:30 CT and there is no TV for tonight's contest. These two teams know each other very well and will see each other 4 times during the regular season, so in terms of scheme and intensity do not expect too much. There are some interesting story lines in play,...
Indy Cornrows 8 hours ago
Pacers Injury Update: David West awaits MRI, while team prepares to finish preseason

Pacers Injury Update: David West awaits MRI, while team prepares to finish preseason

The Pacers starting forward, not to mention hear and soul, will have doctors take a closer look at his swollen right ankle on Monday. The Pacers will wrap up preseason play with two games this week but David West is likely done until the regular season begins on Oct. 29...hopefully. West sprained his ankle on Saturday night and according to a report from Autumn Allison, initial X-rays weren't enough to get a full prognosis for West's return. Saturday night's X-ray came back clear, but West will have an MRI on Monday to get a better grasp of what may be wrong with the reportedly very...
Blazersedge 9 hours ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Signs Shoe Deal With Brand Jordan

LaMarcus Aldridge has signed with Brand Jordan after wearing Nike for almost a decade. Casey Holdahl tweeted today that LaMarcus Aldridge has confirmed that he's signed with Brand Jordan: After dropping hints for weeks, @aldridge_12 confirms that he's signed with Brand Jordan http://t.co/aJINGpm1wB — Casey Holdahl (@CHold) October 19, 2014 Aldridge has been with Nike for many years and hinted a short time ago that he'd still be with them this season. "I've been with them over a decade. I don't see that changing," Aldridge said recently, while relaxing on a couch after the photo...
Denver Stiffs 9 hours ago

Sunday Night Football Thread: 49ers vs Broncos

I know we are not all Broncos fans, but this is a big Sunday night game and I'm guessing folks here who follow the Broncos would enjoy a spot to talk about the game. If we have any 49ers fans among us, let's all play nice!

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