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Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 28, 2016

Jared Dudley coming home to the Suns... but it’s not the same Suns

Former and current Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley wants to restore the Suns spirit, but he’s going to have to do it amid a lot of losses at first. Jared Dudley writes that he is “Coming Home” to the Phoenix Suns, that he wants to help the Suns recreate that wonderful chemistry from the 2008-2010 teams. He talks about how all the team’s best players created that chemistry, from a crazy fun Shaquille O’Neal to sage advice from stars like the venerable Steve Nash and Grant Hill. You really should check out the whole article here. Shaq was just a dude you always wanted to be...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 26, 2016

Lakers Podcast: Who will be the Lakers’ leader this season?

Pretty much anything involving Shaquille O’Neal is going to be big, and his latest podcast is no different. The Big Aristotle was joined on his latest episode by none other than the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Luke Walton. Walton discussed a number of things with his former teammate, including who he expects to lead the team, how he plans to judge his young squad, and much more. In a bit of #PodCeption, Locked on Lakers hosts Anthony Irwin and Harrison Faigen discussed Walton’s comments on Shaq’s podcast on the latest episode of the Locked on Lakers podcast. What do they...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 25, 2016

Luke Walton says the Lakers won’t be judged on wins and losses, yet

He is also impressed with the leadership of his young players. Luke Walton has made comments here and there to reporters, and obviously at his introductory press conference, but it’s fitting that his biggest interview so far would come with his literal biggest teammate. The new Los Angeles Lakers head coach went on the “The Big Podcast with Shaq” for an interview that came out Monday morning, and he confirmed something many had expected: this year’s young team won’t be judged on their record. “The expectations, to me, aren’t going to be wins and losses, right now at least. The...
Plain Dealer Jul 13, 2016
NBA approves new rules for team using 'Hack-a-Shaq' tactic

NBA approves new rules for team using 'Hack-a-Shaq' tactic

In a move approved by the Board of Governors, the Hack-a-Shaq tactic will face new rules for the 2016-17 season.
Peachtree Hoops Jul 13, 2016

Dwight Howard, Hack-A-Shaq, and New League Rules

The NBA just announced a rule change aimed at curbing "Hack-a-Player" strategies. While the new rules will not eliminate the strategy completely, they should make life easier for Dwight Howard and the Hawks. Just hours after the Atlanta Hawks officially signed Dwight Howard yesterday, the NBA announced a change to its rules regarding intentional fouling with the intent of limiting the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has been promising to combat this strategy for some time now, hoping to eliminate a tactic that many see as cheap and boring. The new rules do not...

NBA approves rule changes to limit ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ strategy

The Heat invested a lot of money in center Hassan Whiteside this offseason. $98 million over the next four years, to be exact. That investment looks a little smarter Wednesday after the NBA approved a few ...
Clips Nation Jul 12, 2016

Adam Silver's State of the League Press Conference

Adam Silver held his annual press conference after the NBA Board of Governors meetings today in Las Vegas. He talked about several things, a couple of which might effect the Clippers down the line. A few other issues were briefly touched on, but here is a summary of all the main topics. Hacking: The NBA just changed its rule on Hack-a-Shaq, as Lucas wrote about here. Silver said that the NBA projected this adjustment would reduce “intentional off-ball fouling” by around 45%. There are several reasons to be skeptical of this statistic, but the NBA has undoubtedly done a lot of...

NBA amends 'Hack-a-Shaq' rules

Somewhere, Shaquille O’Neal is smiling. The NBA on Tuesday amended its rule for intentional fouls away from the ball, a move meant mainly to improve quality of play in certain situations. The league currently penalizes teams that intentionally foul away from the ball only in the final two minutes...

Winderman: Superstar withdrawal with Wade? Here's one Pat answer

Sunday notes: The Orlando Magic have lost Shaq and Dwight over the years. Their Pat Williams explains how South Florida should react to the loss of Wade. Also: Rondo, Celtics, Durant and Beasley.
Orlando Sentinel Jul 7, 2016

Bismack Biyombo's arrival means Nikola Vucevic must fight for job

Ding dong, the wicked rebuild is dead. You know this because the Magic's mighty, mystifying make-over now has reached its tentacles into their most stable position: center.Nikola Vucevic was doing a nice, steady job following Dwight and Shaq in the lineage of prominent Magic big men.It apparently...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 4, 2016

Caron Butler, Miami Heat headed for reunion?

The Sacramento Kings have reportedly waived the 14-year veteran. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported today that the newly waived forward Caron Butler could rejoin the team that drafted him, the Miami Heat. Sources: One early possibility for Caron Butler, who @ShamsCharania reports has been waived in Sacramento: A return to the Miami Heat. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 4, 2016 Butler, who spent his first two seasons with the Heat before heading to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Shaquille O'Neal trade, played in just 17 games last year for the Sacramento Kings. And...

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