4:45 AM EDT, Tue October 21, 2014
Akron Beacon Journal

Tristan Thompson, Ray Allen and NBA's role in Deng report; Jason Lloyd's Final Thoughts of summer

Twenty-three thoughts for the return of No. 23 with the start of training camp just days away… 1. Don’t rule out the possibility of Tristan Thompson starting at center. While it has been widely assumed Anderson Varejao would start in the middle, a theory has been floated within the organization recently that by starting Thompson, coach David Blatt could better limit Varejao’s minutes and help protect him from injury. There is plenty of time to make that final decision, but it’s worth noting the idea has at least been discussed. 2. Regardless of whether he starts, Thompson is...

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Ray Allen is More Than Just a Jump Shooter

Ray Allen's monster dunk in game 1 of the NBA Finals got us thinking about his vicious throwdowns in his younger days. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. The league is truly global, with

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Ray Allen Steals and Takes Off for the Vicious Slam

Heat highlights: http://www.nba.com/video/heat Ray Allen gets the takeaway and beats off the defense for the emphatic dunk. Visit nba.com/video for more highlights. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United St

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Phantom: Ray Allen's Steal and One-Handed Smash

Finals highlights: http://www.nba.com/video/playoffs/2014/finals