1. What's at Stake for Phoenix Suns in 2014 NBA Draft Lottery?

    Thanks to a savvy first year at the helm from 34-year-old general manager Ryan McDonough , the Phoenix Suns have three first-round picks in the 2014 NBA draft...

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  2. The 1 Area Every Remaining 2014 NBA Playoff Team Must Improve

    The NBA Conference Finals are set to determine the two teams that will compete for the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2014...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 7 months ago 37,407 reads 224 comments

  3. Complete Preview, Schedule and Predictions of 2014 NBA Eastern Conference Finals

    NBA fans expected the Eastern Conference Finals to feature the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat at the beginning of the 2013-14 season...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 7 months ago 19,839 reads 43 comments

  4. Stan Van Gundy Says Warriors Never Formally Offered Him Coaching Gig

    From the outside looking in, it appeared as if the Detroit Pistons trumped the Golden State Warriors in the hunt for coaching candidate Stan Van Gundy by offering him a job as head coach and president of basketball operations...

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  5. Mark Jackson Reportedly Added to NY Knicks' Coaching Prospect List

    New York Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson is aiming to save face after his lone coaching target—TNT analyst Steve Kerr—snubbed NY’s job opening in favor of leading the Golden State Warriors ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 7 months ago 8,653 reads 16 comments

  6. Complete Preview, Schedule and Predictions of 2014 NBA Western Conference Finals

    Shortly after the San Antonio Spurs made quick work of the Portland Trail Blazers by winning their second-round series in five, the Oklahoma City Thunder dispatched the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center to advance after six games...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 7 months ago 19,768 reads 142 comments

  7. Dunk of the Night: Thursday, May 15

    Indiana Pacers All-Star center Roy Hibbert has experienced his fair share of struggles throughout the 2014 NBA playoffs...

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  8. Stan Van Gundy Sets Vision for Detroit Pistons' Future: 'No Excuses Now'

    Now that Stan Van Gundy has accepted a five-year, $35 million contract to become the Detroit Pistons ' new head coach and president of basketball operations, it’s time for him to plot a course for the ailing franchise...

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  9. NBA Draft Combine Prospects LA Lakers Must Watch Most Closely

    The Los Angeles Lakers ’ 2014 offseason is still faced with the prominent question of what head coach will be hired to replace Mike D’Antoni...

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  10. Pros and Cons for Golden State Warriors Hiring Stan Van Gundy

    After making the decision to fire head coach Mark Jackson following a 51-win season and a first-round playoff exit, the Golden State Warriors are reportedly targeting Stan Van Gundy to fill the job opening...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 8 months ago 13,639 reads 31 comments

  11. Russell Westbrook Accuses Los Angeles Clippers of Being Floppers

    The Western Conference semifinal series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers has been a back-and-forth battle...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 8 months ago 29,195 reads 428 comments

  12. Amar'e Stoudemire Uncertain If Carmelo Anthony Will Stay with New York Knicks

    New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony is poised to test the free-agent market this summer. His decision to stay or sign elsewhere will shape N.Y...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 8 months ago 18,865 reads 34 comments

  13. NBA Agents Say Clients Won't Play for LA Clippers While Sterling Family Remains

    Los Angeles Clippers players have continued to chase their goal of winning a championship through the Donald Sterling ordeal...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 8 months ago 71 reads 275 comments

  14. Paul Pierce Wants to Defend LeBron James, Says Miami Heat 'Not Unbeatable'

    The Brooklyn Nets appeared as if they were dead to rights following road losses in Games 1 and 2 against the Miami Heat ...

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  15. Brooklyn Nets Desperately Missing Brook Lopez vs. Miami Heat

    Following a 94-82 loss against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Brooklyn Nets —despite a wealth of postseason experience—are knocking on the door of playoff elimination down 0-2...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 8 months ago 5,519 reads 24 comments

  16. Sacramento Kings Ask Fans to Submit NBA Draft Evaluation Strategies

    Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive made headlines during the 2013-14 season by suggesting that the NBA lock in the draft lottery order at the All-Star break and telling reporters , “We want to be like the Spurs , but exciting...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 8 months ago 25,681 reads 98 comments

  17. Washington Wizards Call Bradley Beal 'Big Panda' Because He Eats so Much

    Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal may be in the running for best NBA nickname. New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton took plenty of potshots during the 2013-14 season regarding his weight ...

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  18. North Carolina Coach Roy Williams Squashes Rumors About Coaching Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers will be in the market for yet another head coach this summer after Mike D'Antoni resigned...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 8 months ago 17,424 reads 17 comments

  19. Nick Collison Pens Column and Reveals What It's Like to Play with Kevin Durant

    Days after Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant delivered a heartfelt acceptance speech for winning the NBA ’s Most Valuable Player Award, longtime teammate Nick ...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 8 months ago 7,991 reads 34 comments

  20. Report: Pau Gasol to Consider Lakers, Bulls, Grizzlies and Spurs in Free Agency

    Veteran big man Pau Gasol is set to become an unrestricted free agent during the 2014 offseason. According to a tweet from Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy , citing an interview with Marca ...

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  21. Kobe Bryant Didn't Care About Mike D'Antoni Leaving, Wants Input on Next Coach

    After head coach Mike D’Antoni resigned following a dismal 27-55 regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers will once again be tasked with hiring a new man to patrol the sideline...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 8 months ago 31,433 reads 143 comments

  22. Dirk Nowitzki: 'Pretty Sure I'm Not Going to Sign Kobe's Deal, Unfortunately'

    The Dallas Mavericks ' soon-to-be 36-year-old, Dirk Nowitzki , is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer...

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  23. 2nd Place No More: LeBron James Congratulates Kevin Durant on His Reported MVP

    LeBron James of the Miami Heat—winner of the last two NBA MVP awards and four overall—congratulated Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant following a report ...

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  24. Michael Carter-Williams: ROY Award Is Great, but Would Trade for Playoff Spot

    Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams was the runaway winner of the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award, per NBA.com , earning 104 first-place votes out of a possible 124...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 8 months ago 2,941 reads 10 comments

  25. Report: Raptors May Try to Bring 'Vinsanity' Back to Toronto

    Vince Carter spent the first six years of his NBA career with the Toronto Raptors before requesting a trade and getting dealt to the New Jersey Nets in 2004-05...

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