1. Coach Rick Carlisle Has Ambitious Goals for Mavericks Defense

    On a quick trip that took the Dallas Mavericks to one of the Eastern Conference's best teams, and another one in a state of flux, coach Rick Carlisle unveiled this year's version of the zone defense...

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  2. Vince Carter Thought He'd Return to Dallas,

    The first thing Vince Carter did when he got to American Airlines Center for Memphis ' shootaround Monday was walk down to that left corner and stroll down memory lane.....

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  3. Preparing for Life Without Kevin Durant

    Scattered last year along the three interstates that surround downtown Oklahoma City were billboards featuring different duos of Thunder players.....

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  4. Steven Adams' Improved Offensive Touch Leads to Breakout Preseason

    As the locker-room crowd thinned out following the Thunder's recent preseason win in Dallas , Steven Adams tried to sneak by the media.....

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  5. Farmar Keeping Regular Season on Mind with Back Pain

    Lower back tightness forced guard Jordan Farmer to sit out of the end of Saturday's preseason game in Las Vegas.....

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  6. 2015 NBA Draft: Pros and Cons of Every Potential No. 1 Pick

    We're treated to a dynamically talented trio of prospects at the top of the 2015 NBA draft class. Each offers a uniquely intriguing set of skills and potential, so every potential lottery franchise will be taking a hard look at all three players...

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  7. Brooks Unsure If He'll Rest Westbrook on Back-to-Backs

    Russell Westbrook has looked great in the preseason. So it's expected that he will have no restrictions once the regular season starts, particularly after the injury to Kevin Durant ...

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  8. Exum Continues to Show Potential in Preseason

    LOS ANGELES — In one of his multiple complimentary conversations about Dante Exum — first with somebody on his staff, then with the media — Clippers coach Doc Rivers ...

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  9. Are Rising Raptors Here to Stay?

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  10. Is McCollum the Blazers' Sixth Man of the Future?

    CJ McCollum says he doesn't care what role he inherits this season with the Trail Blazers . He just wants to play...

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  11. West, Stuckey out Rest of Pacers Preseason

    The Pacers ' best player from a season ago, Paul George , is out for the year due to injury. Their second best player on last season's Eastern Conference runner-up team, Lance Stephenson, signed with Charlotte ...

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  12. Jones Does Not Support 44-Minute Games

    Last night's experimental 44-minute NBA preseason format played by the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets clocked in at a shade less than two hours.....

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 3 days ago 447 reads 1 comments

  13. 10 Bold Predictions for the Los Angeles Lakers During 2014-15 Season

    Exhibition play may still be in progress for the Los Angeles Lakers , but it’s already time for some bold predictions about the regular season...

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  14. Which Cleveland Cavaliers Star Has Most on the Line During 2014-15 Season?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers should have no shortage of stars, or leadership, this season. With LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving all teaming together, the Cavs possess ...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 3 days ago 5,410 reads 9 comments

  15. Breaking Down Brooklyn Nets Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

    The small forward spot is becoming an increasingly perplexing position in today’s NBA , especially when it pertains to the Brooklyn Nets . Some small forwards bring the ball up...

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  16. 2014-15 Warriors: 58 Wins or Bust

    Last year's Warriors team was the franchise's most talented squad in two decades. They won 51 games and nearly pulled off a first-round upset. But ending the season in early May ultimately felt like a let-down...

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  17. Warriors' Kerr Continues Search for Cohesive 2nd Unit

    The Warriors had five reserves on the floor Friday night as Miami trimmed a 14-point deficit to three in a 3-minute stretch.....

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  18. McHale: Capela Likely to Spend Much of Season with D League Team

    While rookie Clint Capela watched practice in State Farm Arena on Saturday, he likely knew he would get accustomed to the surroundings...

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  19. Can New Offense Make Klay an All-Star?

    At the Golden State Warriors practice facility, coach Steve Kerr said something that had merit but little statistical basis: “Klay [Thompson] is at the point of his career where he's very close to being an All-Star...

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  20. Heat Sign Larry Drew II

    MIAMI, FL October 20 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Larry Drew II. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed...

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  21. Parker Says No to 44-Minute Games, but All for Cutting Preseason

    The NBA will experiment today, starting in about an hour (3 p.m. Eastern), with a 44-minute game between Boston and Brooklyn...

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  22. Spurs Not Worried About Miscues as Preseason Winds Down

    The Spurs treat the regular season as one long tune-up for the playoffs, as much to be endured as embraced.....

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  23. Report: Magic to Pick Up Options on 4 Players

    The Magic will exercise their team options to keep Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson on their rookie scale.....

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  24. LeBron: Bulls 'Much Better' Than Cavs

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Less than two weeks before their first regular season meeting, LeBron James believes the Chicago Bulls are better than his Cleveland Cavaliers ...

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  25. Stevens: Rondo Might Be Ready for Opener

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said there's a possibility that Rajon Rondo could be ready for game action on opening night, but the point guard cautioned against setting a firm timeline while he recovers from a fractured left hand..

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