8:26 AM EDT, Sat May 30, 2015
CelticsBlog 1 hour ago

NBA Mock Draft: CelticsBlog community mock draft: Pick 3

Step into Sam Hinkie's shoes for a minute. With the second pick in the CelticsBlog community mock draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select Jahlil Okafor! While Okafor and Julius Randle as a front court duo would look ugly on defense, that can potentially be a deadly scoring threat in the paint.  It would be unexpected if the Lakers chose anyone other than Okafor. Now it is the Philadelphia 76ers turn to pick, and they have plenty of experience having an early pick.  The 76ers were not the disaster that most expected this past season; they actually looked promising towards the end of the...
Bullets Forever 9 hours ago

Jerian Grant, Delon Wright headline Wizards' pre-draft workouts on June 1

The Washington Wizards announced they will be hosting their first pre-draft workout on Monday, and it will feature two players who could be on the Wizards' radar with the 19th overall pick. The team announced they will be working out the following players on Monday: Jerian Grant (Notre Dame) Delon Wright (Utah) Darian Hooker (NYIT) Juwan Staten (West Virginia) Cady Lalanne (Massachusetts) Stefan Nastic (Stanford) The two headliners are Grant and Wright, who are both likely first round picks who could be available when the Wizards make their pick. Cody Lalanne is the only other player in...
Kevin O'connor / CelticsBlog 11 hours ago

CelticsBlog MailBag: 2015 NBA Draft Edition

Opening up the CelticsBlog mailbag for some questions with an announcement: my 2015 NBA Draft Guide is available for pre-order and will be released on June 12th. Click here to pre-order. With less than one month to go until the NBA Draft, Danny Ainge and the entire Boston Celtics front office have entered hyper speed in their preparations for draft night, while we're just left here to plod along and speculate about what's going to happen. But we have to make the most of our long hours, so we're opening up the CelticsBlog MailBag for some draft questions. Kevin O'Connor's 2015 NBA Draft...
Hot Hot Hoops 12 hours ago

HHH Podcast #18: The Way of Wade no more?

Our latest Hot Hot Hoops podcast focuses on the latest drama surrounding Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat. Would Dwyane Wade actually leave Miami for other pastures? Earnest Christian and David Ramil react to the rumored contract impasse between Wade and the Miami Heat and also give their NBA Finals predictions. Check Out Basketball Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Hot Hot Hoops Podcast on BlogTalkRadio
Fear The Sword 13 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers top 5 stories of the week, featuring LeBron James and a trip to the Finals

Our weekly installment continues The Cavs are on their way to the NBA Finals for just the second time in their franchise's history. That is, as you may have guessed, the top story of the Cavs' week. There is no lottery speculation, their isn't much draft speculation. There is a good amount of free agency talk, but that should be on the backburner. The Cavs stand just four games away from an NBA championship. That takes precedence. That's why we come to websites like this in the first place. Here was the top coverage. 1) Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com wrote about the team coming together at...
Rufus on Fire 13 hours ago

Hornets top five links of the week (May 29): Steph Curry and the Hornets' future

All we do is lynx lynx lynx no matter what. Hello friends! Not much happened in the news this week (at least regarding the Charlotte Hornets), but that doesn't mean there weren't some stories worth your time. Grab your Friday evening beverage and check out what we've got. First up, the Charlotte Business Journal reported some of the details of Dell Curry's expanded role. He's going to serve as a "Hornets ambassador" and special projects manager. And guess what: He's staying on as color commentator. Next, Zach Lowe of Grantland wrote a feature on the evolution and to some extent,...
Hot Hot Hoops 13 hours ago

Miami Heat fans have no reason to panic over Dwyane Wade

Let's not all fret about Dwyane Wade just yet. Relax. Breathe a little. I know it feels like Biscayne Blvd is on fire because there's a chance the face of the franchise might no longer be the face, but take a step back with me and let's observe whats happening and all the options going forward. Here's what we know from each side: Dwyane Wade's camp: Wade has never been the highest-paid player on the team. From Eddie Jones, to Shaquille O'Neal, to Jermaine O'Neal, to LeBron James. He's always been the one sacrificing for the good of the team. There will be handful of regular season games he...
Net Income / NetsDaily 14 hours ago

Nets hint of D-League return ... and who won't be back

In a letter to season ticket-holders, Brett Yormark and Billy hinted that the Nets will soon have an announcement on the team's plans for a new D-League team.  The letter also suggested, again, that the Nets don't see Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Jarrett Jack, at least, as part of their long term plan. Although much of the letter duplicated what King and others have said about the team's roster and the draft,  the D-League reference is new.  Here's the relevant quote... "We also want to update you that our world-class HSS Training Center is on pace ...
Liberty Ballers 14 hours ago

Sixers Host More Potential Second Round Prospects On Friday

Among them were two products of Delaware schools and a star guard at Arizona. The Sixers hosted six more draft prospects on Friday, continuing the pre-draft process. From our own Jake Fischer: Today's Sixers' workout: T.J. McConnell, Kendall Gray, Chasson Randle, Jarvis Threatt, KT Harrell and Gabe Olaseni, according to a source. — Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) May 29, 2015 Each prospect was a college senior or the equivalent, and is at least 22-years-old. T.J. McConnell, rated 64th on DraftExpress.com's Big Board and 76th on ESPN's Top 100, played point at Arizona. An on-court leader...
Blog a Bull 14 hours ago

Thibodeau honored with Chicago street art

Cheers to Thibs Chicago artist Bae Butler took to the artistry and honored former Bulls' coach Tom Thibodeau with a little memorial in Logan's Square of northwest Chicago. Bae was one of the artists involved in the Pray-For-Rose Memorial back in March of this year. PRAY4THIBS
Silver Screen and Roll 14 hours ago

Lakers finalize deal for new training facility, headquarters in El Segundo

The Lakers are moving on up to a new HQ and training facility. The Los Angeles Lakers have purchased a five acre property in El Segundo that will serve as the franchise's new training facility and headquarters, the team announced. Construction is expected to be completed by Spring 2017. The Lakers' currently use the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo as their training grounds, while their executive offices are split between that location and another building in close proximity. The new facility is expected to cost upwards of $80 million to build, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los...
Fear The Sword 15 hours ago

Warriors announce Klay Thompson has concussion

The Wariors shooting guard will enter the league's concussion program The Golden State Warriors announced on Friday that Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion, and will not participate in basketball activities until he is cleared per the NBA concussion protocol guidelines. Concussions are both serious and unpredictable. You hope that the symptoms are not severe and he can get back to normal as soon as possible. Injuries such as this go beyond basketball, but you also want both teams to be as healthy as possible for the NBA's ultimate test, the NBA Finals. Thompson is one of the...
Bright Side Of The Sun 15 hours ago

Suns Pre-Draft Workouts Day 4: Suns coaching staff changes, Jerian Grant works out with others

Day four of the Suns pre-draft workouts included first and second round talent. The Phoenix Suns fourth day of pre-draft workouts included six players all from the DX Top 100. But first, let's get this out of the way: "It would be an honor, and it'd be fun, to coach your alma mater, but [we] came here with a purpose and the purpose is to get the Phoenix Suns back on track," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said on Friday at US Airways Center, where the Suns are holding pre-draft workouts. So enough of that Iowa State talk. For now. Video from Hornacek coming later (technical difficulties) Other...
Straight Outta Vancouver 15 hours ago

Memphis Grizzlies 2014-15 Season Highs: The Mike Conley Sixers Splash

Going through some of the best moments of the 2014-15 season. It had been a rough night for the Memphis Grizzlies in Philadelphia on December 13th, 2014. The Grizzlies were being out-rebounded by the Sixers, getting nothing from their bench, were turning the ball over and had shot 2/12 from three through the first three quarters of play. You know, the frequent story we end up reading when the Grizzlies play against bad team. But then the 4th quarter rolled around and Mike Conley put on a different mask. What? Too soon? He really did though. Captain Clutch ended up leading the way and...
Orlando Pinstriped Post 15 hours ago

Magic officially name Scott Skiles head coach

The 51-year-old is now in charge of his former club. The Orlando Magic officially named Scott Skiles their head coach on Friday, the team announced via a press release. Citing club policy, the team did not disclose terms of the contract. "Scott clearly distinguished himself as a tremendous fit," said general manager Rob Hennigan. "Our young roster will benefit greatly from Scott's extensive head coaching experience and commitment to teach smart, physical, unselfish basketball. We believe in Scott's ability to establish a culture of winning habits and accountability that will help guide our...
Canis Hoopus 16 hours ago

Composite NBA Draft Modelling and Undervalued Prospects

A recent article put together by Draft Express brings together various statistical draft models. What do they tell us? Here at Canis Hoopus we have a long history of trying to tease out what college statistics can tell us about potential draftees. After all, the draft has been our playoffs for the last decade, and the subject of a massive amount of debate ever since the site got started. Stop-n-Pop used to figure something called the Hoopus Score to rate draftees, and since then Madison Dan came up with his own rating system, and of course our own...
Phil Naessens / Blazersedge 16 hours ago

Nicolas Batum Wasn't Anyone's Fantasy in 2014-2015

Nicolas Batum shorted the Portland Trail Blazers and Fantasy Basketball Owners in 2014-2015. How should we view the upcoming 2015-2016 campaign? Nicolas Batum had a less than memorable 2014-2015 Fantasy Basketball season. Outside of steals (1.1) and free throw percentage (85%) Batum fell short of his 2013-2014 output and even shorter than his 2012-2013 numbers that led him to a top ten Fantasy Basketball performer and easily a top ten pick in the 2013-2014 Fantasy Basketball season. Here's how Rotowire saw Batum in 2009-2010 2009-10 The 20-year-old Frenchman was a surprise starter for the...
Denver Stiffs 16 hours ago

What's up with Mike D'Antoni and the Denver Nuggets?

The Nuggets coaching search has been a fun debate. Nobody really knows what is going on, but it sure is fun to speculate on what the team will do. The Denver Nuggets like to try to keep things quiet, whether it be who they're going to draft, trades that could be made, signings, and especially this 2015 coaching search. People around Nuggets Nation seem to be a little impatient with the current search for a new head coach. The Oklahoma City Thunder already fired (Scott Brooks) and hired a new coach in Billy Donovan. The Orlando Magic are rumored to be on the verge of hiring Scott Skiles,...
Blog a Bull 16 hours ago

Tom Thibodeau is what you call anal retentive

Thibs grinds into habits through all aspects of life, apparently. Sam Smith's NBA.com story on the departure of Tom Thibodeaucontains a pretty all-encompassing anecdote on the now former Chicago Bulls head coach. Back in 2011, Thibs was selected to throw out the opening pitch at a Chicago White Sox game. He took the honor extremely seriously as only Thibs could. Thibodeau enlisted a Bulls staffer and he went out and purchased several dozen baseballs a few days before the game. Then after a typical off season day of preparing for the NBA draft and already combing game film for next season,...
The Dream Shake 16 hours ago

Dwight Howard suspended for first game of 2015-16 season

For those lucky enough to throw some cash down on the 12000:1 odds of Clint Capela being the starting center for the Houston Rockets season opener next season, congratulations.  The NBA has upgraded the common foul from Game 5 in the fourth quarter on Dwight Howard to a Flagrant 1.  This was Howard's fourth flagrant foul of the post season thus earning him the automatic one game suspension. The foul came with about 3:55 left in the game.  Everyone assumed that it was a pretty cut and dry flagrant 1, but it was a common foul.  Andre Iguodala looked like he either had a separated shoulder...

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