2:23 AM EDT, Thu October 02, 2014
Celtics Today 36 mins ago
Jared Sullinger ahead of last years pace in camp

Jared Sullinger ahead of last years pace in camp

Jared Sullinger had a brush with the law last summer, and it may have hurt him overall. During the first two days of Celtics camp. Jared Sullinger feels better, and ready more than anytime in his career. Sullinger worked on conditioning this summer, and his body does look slimmer, but thankfully he looks like he has enough bulk still to compete with the bigger bigs in the NBA. ESPN Boston"Not where I want to be, but really, really close," Sullinger said of his conditioning level. "Getting up and down in practice has really been helpful, especially the pace that we’re playing. There’s no...
Celtics Today 48 mins ago
Expectations rising for Kelly Olynyk after Celtics second practice

Expectations rising for Kelly Olynyk after Celtics second practice

It's without question a bit prematre to know exactly what Kelly Olynyk's role will be with the Celtics in 2014-15. But after the first two practices, Olynyk is showing signs of a breakout season. I think his confidence level is higher, as it should be in his second season. A lot of fans believe that Olynyk could be the next Dirk, but that's unfair claim. I think he can maybe become an All-Star someday, but it's not time to compare him to the All-Time great players. Quotes below are from ESPN Boston"I'm trying to figure out the situation, just get through camp and really help this team in any...
Hot Hot Hoops 2 hours ago

RECAP: New-look Heat roster make their debut in Red, White & Pink Scrimmage

The Miami HEAT took the floor for the first time this season in a matchup between Team Red and Team White. The Miami HEAT squared off against, well, the Miami HEAT to play in their annual scrimmage, this time with a prominent theme of pink. The event was presented by Baptist Health Breast Center in front of a crowd of nearly 10,000 fans and featured the color pink as part of it's theme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Four quarters of basketball were played, but each quarter was, in essence, a new game. The Red Team would win the first quarter 15-2, but Team White would bounce...
Sactown Royalty 3 hours ago

Who is to blame for Isaiah Thomas leaving?

Recent comments by DeMarcus Cousins bring the topic back into question of who forced Isaiah out of Sacramento. We dig into the suspects. The Sacramento Kings kicked off training camp this week, and spoke with the media after Wednesday's practice.  DeMarcus Cousins in particular enjoyed a conversation with the media, and had some interesting comments about the Kings' changes at point guard. DMC on PG changes: "it’s been incredible. It’s been a smooth transition. The ball is moving a lot better. It’s not stuck in one place ... — Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) October 1, 2014 DMC...
Straight Outta Vancouver 4 hours ago
Michael Beasley taking flight at Memphis Grizzlies Training Camp

Michael Beasley taking flight at Memphis Grizzlies Training Camp

That was nasty! @easyst0 #GrizzTrainingCamp #Bounce pic.twitter.com/nCRlVGaplw — Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) October 2, 2014 Please make the team, please make the team, please make the team. Remember last year when the Grizzlies were on the lookout for an athletic 3-wing? Believe Memphis...B-Easy Memphis..."@memgrizz: That was nasty! @easyst0 #GrizzTrainingCamp #Bounce http://t.co/7u9XgSQnNh" — Anthony Sain (@SainAsylum) October 2, 2014
Fear The Sword 4 hours ago
Cleveland Cavaliers coach unsure on who will start between Tristan Thompson, Anderson Varejao

Cleveland Cavaliers coach unsure on who will start between Tristan Thompson, Anderson Varejao

After a fun Wine & Gold scrimmage, there is one big question. I had the Wine & Gold scrimmage streaming, and with all the interest and people viewing, it wasn't exactly a clean feed. From what I saw, though, the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to be a lot of fun this year. Can confirm RT @ConradKazNBA: Guys, this is a thing that is happening in Cleveland. http://t.co/RiYBTqmzKC — FearTheSword (@FearTheSword) October 2, 2014 Seriously. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are magicians with the basketball and they get to play with one of the best players of all time, LeBron James. Watching these...
Straight Outta Vancouver 6 hours ago
Marc Gasol reinforces his desire to be more active and aggressive on offense

Marc Gasol reinforces his desire to be more active and aggressive on offense

Marc Gasol and Mike Conley answer questions following the second day of training camp. Following Tuesday's practice, Mike Conley summed it up in one word: "urgency". When I asked Marc Gasol to describe WEDNESDAY'S practice, he responded with..."Day Two." Thanks, big man. However, the Grizzlies center couldn't have said it better. He elaborated on his answer as well as talked to me about where he is individually heading into the prime of his career... AUDIO: Marc Gasol discusses training camp and his career :AUDIO Mike Conley was again available to give me a brief synopsis of Day Two:...

Watch the Knicks practice the Triangle for the first time

Day 2 of Knicks training camp in West Point finally brought us some offense. The Triangle is upon us! Derek Fisher may have spent the Knicks' first practice teaching defense, but we all knew it was only a matter of time before the coaching staff began divulging the secrets of Tex Winter's legendary offense. Watch them take their first steps in the Triangle before turning back to defensive drills: Judging by this footage, the Knicks are going to hit roughly 100 percent of their field goal attempts this season. I can live with that. And the passing! Great Caesar's ghost! Tim Hardaway Jr....
Straight Outta Vancouver 6 hours ago

2014 Grizzlies training camp Day 2

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Welcome to Loud City 7 hours ago

Will not starting Jackson hurt OKC's chances of keeping him?

Reggie Jackson wants to start. Will OKC fill his request in order to secure him for future years? Reggie Jackson is like a testy teacher.  You may not agree with his philosophies and rules, but you follow them anyway to get on his good side. After years of coming off the bench for the Thunder, Jackson showed how important starting was to him.  As flocks of questions were thrown his way, Reggie referred back to his childhood by saying that starting was his lifelong dream.  Now with the starting shooting guard spot wide open, Jackson finally has his shot at achieving his childhood...
Clips Nation 7 hours ago

Clippers Training Camp — Day 2

News and notes from the Clippers' second day in Sin City. Day 2 in Las Vegas saw more of the same for the Clippers. According to Doc, the practices have been focused more on teaching than scrimmages. Doc also had a comment on the possibility of a DJ, Blake and Hawes line-up that made me feel like Lloyd Christmas. One thing there isn't a chance of though, Ray Allen in a Clippers uniform. In theory, this should be a link to video of Day 2, but last time I checked the clip has yet to be uploaded. Also, the Clippers' broadcast schedule has been released. Finally, I leave you with a few...
Indy Cornrows 7 hours ago

NBA Championship Odds: Lines still favorable for Pacers

The Indiana Pacers currently sit at 50/1 odds to win the NBA Championship, a rather short line given where Indiana could be sitting as a team in the season. Earlier in the summer, the Indiana Pacers were seen as one of three teams with a legitimate shot of competing for the Eastern Conference Championship in the 2014-15 season by Vegas oddsmakers, but the injury to Paul George has certainly changed the outlook for Indiana's chances of competing this year. David West believes the Pacers aren't on the level where they can hold winning on the highest level as a realistic goal and the odds...
Indy Cornrows 8 hours ago
Can the Pacers lean on David West for more offense?

Can the Pacers lean on David West for more offense?

The Pacers had three players top 1,000 points last season, but only one is suiting up for Frank Vogel this season – David West. With 35.5 points per game gone, the Indiana offense is going to need baskets from somebody. Can the returning leader scorer, David West, become a focal point in the offense? Last year David West posted a career high field goal percentage on two-point jumpers outside of 16 feet. West hit 52.1 percent of his long twos, well above his career average of 47 percent. Because of his success last season – and the Pacers constant need of offense – 31.1 percent of...
Sactown Royalty 9 hours ago
Vegas thinks the Kings will improve, but not by much

Vegas thinks the Kings will improve, but not by much

The line is set at 30.5 wins for the upcoming season. With the NBA season almost upon us, everyone's getting prepared for basketball, including Las Vegas.  The Westgate SuperBook recently published their predicted NBA win totals for the upcoming season and the good news is that Vegas expects the Kings to be better.  The bad news is, they don't think we'll be all that much better. The line for Sacramento Kings wins this year is set at just 30.5, not unexpected for a team that won just 28 games last year and didn't make any huge moves in the offseason.  There are just 6 teams with lower...
Denver Stiffs 10 hours ago

Denver Nuggets 2014-15 season position preview: Centers

The Nuggets have a diverse group at the center position. Who will start? Who will not play at all? I've been wracking my brain to come up with something original to say about the three centers on the Denver Nuggets roster. Each brings their own unique set of skills, each has their own flaws. All of which, with the exception of Jusuf Nurkic, have been discussed ad-nauseum by pundits, fans, non-fans, and I'm sure even the local wildlife. It truly is well trod territory. What new to discuss then? Well, lets start with the simple statement we won't know much about the Nuggets big man first...
Posting and Toasting 10 hours ago

The Knicks hung out with Army folks today

The Knicks didn't practice until 1 PM today. They spent the morning at West Point fraternizing with cadets and posing for cool photos. Here's what that looked like. They lunched in the mess hall: #Knicks team lunch with the cadets @WestPoint_USMA! #KnicksCamp pic.twitter.com/yBOS7aGy3D — NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) October 1, 2014 '@I_Am_Iman eating lunch with the Cadets @WestPoint_USMA pic.twitter.com/kfpRnBtt1Y — Clarence Gaines (@ClarenceGaines2) October 1, 2014 They took team photos in front of Washington Hall: ...and the Battle Monument: Battle Monument at West Point...
Welcome to Loud City 10 hours ago

Watch Steven Adams being "O" for awesome at Thunder media day

Steven Adams' media day interview is about as awesome as you'd expect.
Mavs Moneyball 11 hours ago
Division Preview: The Houston Rockets' strange summer heats up rivalry with Dallas

Division Preview: The Houston Rockets' strange summer heats up rivalry with Dallas

After all the exchanges between Cuban and Morey, how do the Rockets actually stack up on the court? Turns out they'll still be a major threat in the West. Oh boy. It's safe to say the Mavericks and the Rockets rivalry has heated up a bit, no? These two teams have always shared some battles on the court in the past but now it's starting to spill over in the front offices. Among the shots fired from Mark Cuban and Daryl Morey, Chandler Parsons free agency and the fact that both teams are expected to battle for home court in the brutal Western Conference, there will be no shortage of...
Denver Stiffs 11 hours ago

Denver Nuggets add two former players to developmental staff

It was time to do a little old-school blogging to find out a little bit more about the Nuggets' two new player developmental coaches. Some time soon, I hope to chat with both John Beckett and Corsley Edwards. They are the Nuggets' newest additions to their player development staff that already includes the excellent and high-energy Chris Farr. Farr is known for his willingness to workout with players well before and after practice, and helping those players hone their skills. What can we glean about Beckett and Edwards with help from the old trusty interwebs? John Beckett: He played...
Golden State Of Mind 11 hours ago

Training Camp Day 2: Keep working

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