4:16 PM EDT, Mon September 22, 2014
Bright Side Of The Sun 3 hours ago
2014-15 Phoenix Suns Season Previews: Check out that NBA Eastern Conference

2014-15 Phoenix Suns Season Previews: Check out that NBA Eastern Conference

Welcome to Bright Side of the Sun's Season Preview Series. Throughout the next month we will bringing you various pieces to get you ready for the 2014-2015 Phoenix Suns season. We are looking to cover just about everything in the NBA and will have most of this be on the Suns and some additional content on the Western Conference and even more specifically the Pacific Division. Today we start with the least relevant part of the NBA to the Suns and that is the Eastern Conference. Enjoy. The Eastern Conference might not be the conference the Suns are in and it is absolutely worse than the West,...
Clips Nation 4 hours ago
Daily Clipper is back in circulation!

Daily Clipper is back in circulation!

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Clippers news and notes is back for the 14-15 season! That’s right! With the addition of a few other contributors, look for a DC on a consistent basis at CN.  We will try to bring you the latest Clippers/NBA news from around the internet.  Daily DCs will begin as soon as camp opens, that’s only 8 days away!!  Meanwhile here are a few nuggets to keep you citizens going! 2014-15 Pacific Division Preview | Los Angeles ClippersThe Pacific Division produces some of the best highlight plays with some incredible young talent. Can the lightening quick point...
Silver Screen and Roll 5 hours ago
The Credits:

The Credits: "What To Expect When You're Expecting" - Lakers Links

Starring Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson, this years Laker rookies, who will have to compete with some high expectations set by LA Lakers fans. Lakers News Lakers Nation Debate: Expectations For Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson | Lakers Nation Lakers News: Team Receives D Grade For Off-Season Moves | Lakers Nation Jeanie Buss ‘not worried’ about Kobe coming back and contributing for Lakers | ProBasketballTalk Kobe Bryant may join ownership group attempting to purchase Italian soccer team | ProBasketballTalk via www.basketballinspain.com Report: Kobe Bryant Could Become Part-Owner of...
Sactown Royalty 5 hours ago
30Q: Can Rudy Gay continue to be efficient?

30Q: Can Rudy Gay continue to be efficient?

When the Kings traded for Rudy Gay this past year, there was a hope that his performance in Toronto was an aberration and that he would bounce back in a new environment.  He had been shooting a paltry 38.8% from the field over the first 18 games of the season despite taking almost 19 shots a game. Rudy not only bounced back in Sacramento, but he actually ended up shooting better than ever.  His 48.2% from the field and 51.6% on two-point field goals were the highest of the career, and he even flirted with a month or two of being above the 50% marker overall, a rarity for wing players. Of...
Bright Side Of The Sun 6 hours ago

The Madhouse - Week of 9/22/14

Fall is here!  Like officially and stuff.  And what better way to celebrate it than by sharing whatever's on your mind in the Madhouse.  Like what you think about those 3-0 Arizona Cardinals.  Or how the tears of San Francisco 49'er fans sustain you.  Or maybe that's just me. But maybe you can explain the Maze Runner to me.  Or how a show about dying kids in a hospital is either good or sustainable television.  Whatever's on your mind, let it out below!
Clips Nation 6 hours ago

A Los Angeles Clippers Player from a Seattle Point of View: C.J. Wilcox

University of Washington Huskies star, C.J. Wilcox was the 28th pick of the 2014 draft. Using the blueprint of the NBA Championship San Antonio Spurs, how can a relative unknown shooting guard make his mark on a stacked Los Angeles Clippers team? Editor's note: Earlier in the summer we began a series of posts focusing on the intersections of the Los Angeles Clippers and the Seattle basketball scene. Revisiting that concept, Dontae Delgado of Sonics Rising has this in depth profile of the least well known of all Clippers, rookie C.J. Wilcox, who played his college ball on the Puget Sound at...
Steve Perrin / Clips Nation 23 hours ago

Is Eric Bledsoe worth a maximum deal?

Former Clipper Eric Bledsoe is still a free agent. Is he worth the maximum deal that Minnesota is reportedly willing to pay him? Is former Los Angeles Clipper Eric Bledsoe worth a maximum contract extension? The short answer is no. But it's not quite a simple as that. After all, Gordon Hayward isn't worth a maximum deal and Chandler Parsons isn't worth the deal he got. Or are they? NBA players are worth what teams are willing to pay, and three years after the owners claimed poverty and vowed to change their ways as they locked the players out and demanded a higher percentage of revenues,...
Sactown Royalty Sep 21, 2014
30Q: Do the Kings actually have a deep bench now?

30Q: Do the Kings actually have a deep bench now?

The Kings haven't made any huge moves this offseason but they have added quite a few complementary pieces. The Kings have been pretty active this offseason, even if it's only been minor moves and additions rather than a major game-changing trade or signing.  This past week saw the Kings add Ryan Hollins, Omri Casspi and Ramon Sessions, and they've also added Nik Stauskas and Eric Moreland earlier in the summer. Personally, I don't think the Kings are completely done making moves just yet, especially considering that the logjam that is the Power Forward position still exists.  But as of...
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 21, 2014

The Credits: "The Black [Mamba] Returns" - Lakers Links

Starring Kobe Bryant who, after nearly two decades in the league and a myriad of injuries, has yet to stop honing his craft in preparation for his return to the NBA hardwood on Oct. 28 against the Houston Rockets. Lakers News Jeanie Buss Not Worried About Kobe Bryant Coming Back | Lakers Nation What Does Kobe Bryant Have Left to Prove to Rest of the NBA? | Bleacher Report Lakers Nation Roundtable: Best Case Scenario For 2014-15 | Lakers Nation Five things I am most looking forward to about the Lakers season | Forum Blue And Gold Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lawsuit: Julien Auctions awarded over...
Bright Side Of The Sun Sep 21, 2014
RealGM: Zoran Dragic in advanced discussions to leave BC Unicaja for NBA

RealGM: Zoran Dragic in advanced discussions to leave BC Unicaja for NBA

Slovenian basketball player Zoran Dragic, a 25 year old 6'5" shooting guard, has said several times that he wants to go to the NBA if a team can make a solid offer and get him out of his current contract with BC Unicaja, Malaga. When Marc Stein first reported the Phoenix Suns heavy interest in Zoran, the brother of the Suns best player and third-team All-NBA Goran Dragic, the younger Dragic was just a gleam in the Suns' eye. Then, we right here at Bright Side with our international correspondents reported that Dragic and the Suns were very close to agreeing to a deal. All along, the big...
Sactown Royalty Sep 20, 2014
30Q: What does the signing of Ramon Sessions mean for Ray McCallum?

30Q: What does the signing of Ramon Sessions mean for Ray McCallum?

Sacramento's signing of Ramon Sessions today surprised some people who were a little confused as to why the Kings were relegating promising youngster Ray McCallum further to the bench.  McCallum had a very impressive summer league and also showed flashes of brilliance at the end of last season when taking over for the injured Isaiah Thomas. Before the Sessions' signing, McCallum was set to be Darren Collison's primary backup for next season, one of the pros for many fans upset at the loss of Isaiah Thomas.  Now McCallum is back to being a third string Point Guard, just like for most of...
Sactown Royalty Sep 20, 2014
Sacramento Kings sign Ramon Sessions to a two year deal

Sacramento Kings sign Ramon Sessions to a two year deal

The Kings have added a veteran guard to their backcourt. In a move to shore up the backcourt, the Kings have come to an agreement to sign Ramon Sessions to a 2 year, $4.2 million contract using their bi-annual exception.  Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the deal. Sessions was easily one of the better free agents left available and will make a solid addition to Sacramento's bench.  He will likely fill in at both guard positions, although he's primarily a backup Point Guard.  Sessions has career averages of 11.7 points on 43.9% from the field to go with 4.7 assists, 3.0...
Bright Side Of The Sun Sep 20, 2014
Phoenix Suns will not trade down from Bledsoe, require All-Star worthy player in return

Phoenix Suns will not trade down from Bledsoe, require All-Star worthy player in return

The Minnesota Timberwolves rumor of wanting Eric Bledsoe quickly fizzled yesterday like a balloon with the hole in it. The Phoenix Suns don't want the junk that Minnesota was offering in return for a near All-Star. On September 19, something new came to Phoenix that's been anticipated for weeks if not months. I personally was excited, because it was a "trade up" I hadn't seen coming. Yes, folks, I'm talking about my new iPhone 6. Not the 6+, mind you, because real Suns fans appreciate star power in smaller packages. Our best players in Suns history have been on the small side for their...
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 20, 2014

The Credits: "The Italian Job" - Lakers Links

Kobe Bryant, who once spent his early childhood in Italy, is interested in purchasing the Italian Football Club AC Bologna. Lakers News RUMOR: Kobe Bryant To Buy Italian Football Club AC Bologna? | Lakers Nation Jordan Clarkson Plans To Contribute Defensively This Year | Lakers Nation Los Angeles Lakers: Alonzo Gee A Possible Addition? - Hoops Habit Lakers rookies will have to refer to Nick Young as 'Daddy Swag' - CBSSports.com Lakers Guard Nick Young Has A New Swaggy Nickname - UPROXX NBA.com LeBron banner approved to hang in Cleveland Ex-NBA player Rex Chapman accused of...
Sactown Royalty Sep 19, 2014
30Q brought to you by you!

30Q brought to you by you!

Find out how you can contribute to our 30Q series Our annual 30Q series is well underway, but for one of our following posts in the upcoming weeks, we want to hear your questions on the Kings.  We'll take the 30 best questions (that we haven't asked or answered yet) and include them in a single post. Your questions don't just have to be about the upcoming season either.  For example,we've done 30Qs asking who your favorite Kings of all time are or what was the best live game you've ever attended.  You could ask questions about NBA rules you don't understand (like what exactly is a trade...
Bright Side Of The Sun Sep 19, 2014
Eric Bledsoe sign-and-trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves, is it real?

Eric Bledsoe sign-and-trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves, is it real?

According to several reports, the Minnesota Timberwolves are making a strong push to land Eric Bledsoe on their rebuilding team. Initial reports from Jude LaCava of Fox 10 in Phoenix have the Wolves making a straight offer to Bledsoe. NBA sources tell me the Twolves are prepared to offer Eric Bledsoe a Max contract #nba — Jude LaCava (@judefox10) September 19, 2014 The Wolves, however, don't have the salary cap space to make that kind of deal without unloading some other contracts which makes this ESPN report from respected Brian Windhorst sound more feasible. With just days...
Sactown Royalty Sep 19, 2014
Kings have worked out Josh Howard, Mickael Pietrus and Jamario Moon

Kings have worked out Josh Howard, Mickael Pietrus and Jamario Moon

Recent reports suggest the Kings are looking for another wing player. The Kings are continuing to hold workouts for veteran players in what looks like a search for another wing player.  Recent reports have the Kings bringing in veterans Josh Howard, Mickael Pietrus and Jamario Moon over the past week. Kings continue to look at wings (Josh Howard, Mikael Pietrus, Jamario Moon), leads to me to wonder if Derrick Williams will play PF in 14-15 — Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) September 19, 2014 Pietrus was a valuable roleplayer for years on the Orlando Magic and Golden State Warriors....
Silver Screen and Roll Sep 19, 2014
Kobe Bryant ranked No. 24 by Sports Illustrated

Kobe Bryant ranked No. 24 by Sports Illustrated

Kobe drops in SI.com rankings. In Sports Illustrated's annual ranking of the top 100 NBA players, Kobe Bryant is again the highest ranked Lakers player. After missing the majority of last season due to a knee injury, after tearing his Achilles the previous season, and attempting to return to form at age 36, the magazine's website decided to rank the future Hall of Fame as the 24th best player in the association.  From SI: If… If … If. That’s the first and last word when it comes to Bryant, who is coming back from an Achilles injury that ended his 2012-13 season a week before the...
Steve Perrin / Clips Nation Sep 19, 2014

Ryan Hollins lands with Sacramento

Ryan Hollins will be moving up state, heading to Sacramento to join the Kings after playing two seasons with the Clippers. Say what you will about erstwhile Los Angeles Clippers center Ryan Hollins (and I have said plenty over the last couple of seasons), but the man is about to begin his ninth season of being paid to play basketball (longer than that if you include his days at UCLA and in AAU ball before he entered the NBA). Hollins is about to sign a new one year deal with the Sacramento Kings. It's a testament to the old adage that you can't teach size. Hollins is pretty limited in...
Goran Dragic prepared to quell doubts about regression after breakout season

Goran Dragic prepared to quell doubts about regression after breakout season

Goran Dragic is looking to build on an amazing 2013-14 season, which culminated in an All-NBA third team selection, and solidify himself as one of the premiere players in the game. Despite being overwhelmingly underrated and undervalued history shows that he very well can. People continue to doubt Goran Dragic. As a reformed Dragic skeptic I can somewhat empathize, but last season was ample evidence to my inspire my apostasy from the belief that Dragic had "hit his ceiling". I can't say with certitude that Dragic will definitely elevate his game to the next level of superstardom, but no...

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