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As Knicks triangle offense develops, Derek Fisher's team still …

As Knicks triangle offense develops, Derek Fisher's team still has problems on defense

nydailynews.com Updated 6 hours ago
Six days until the opener and the Knicks are starting to look very familiar — and not necessarily in a good way. In brief: Carmelo Anthony is shooting a lot and scoring many points on isolations, while quicker opponents are wide open on the perimeter at…
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  • Suns Draft pick Warren has break in thumb

    Suns Draft pick Warren has break in thumb

    nba.com 3 hours ago
    Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren has sustained a small crack in a bone in his left thumb. He will be treated with a splint and rest. There is no timetable for his return.
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  • Griffin, CP3 pour in 69 for Ballmer showcase

    Griffin, CP3 pour in 69 for Ballmer showcase

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center, and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix.
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  • Jazz waive Jack Cooley, Dahntay Jones

    Jazz waive Jack Cooley, Dahntay Jones

    nba.com 5 hours ago
    The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has waived forward Jack Cooley and guard Dahntay Jones. Following the moves, Utah's roster now stands at 15 players.
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  • Watch Carmelo Anthony Hit Game-Winner In Waning Seconds Versus …

    Watch Carmelo Anthony Hit Game-Winner In Waning Seconds Versus Wizards

    dimemag.com 8 hours ago
    The ball isn’t supposed to stick in the triangle offense, but sometimes scorers need to do what they do best. For the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, that’s facing up from the mid-post, surveying the defense, and going to work, a strategy he utilized …
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  • Vegas police probe complaint against Griffin

    Vegas police probe complaint against Griffin

    ESPN.com nba.com 9 hours ago
    Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says he trusts player Blake Griffin, and a police investigation of a man's complaint that Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub shouldn't distract the team.
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  • Lakers shut down Kobe for rest of preseason

    Lakers shut down Kobe for rest of preseason

    ESPN.com yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is sitting out the rest of the preseason, coach Byron Scott said Wednesday.
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  • Watch Kyrie Irving Drop Sick Between The Legs Pass To Kevin Lov…

    Watch Kyrie Irving Drop Sick Between The Legs Pass To Kevin Love For Layup

    dimemag.com 9 hours ago
    Kyrie Irving’s unmatched creative flair can sometimes be more about style than substance. This is not one of those times. In an exhibition against the Memphis Grizzlies tonight, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ dynamo point guard dropped a sick between-the-legs…
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  • This Matt Barnes inbounds pass didn't go so well (GIF)

    This Matt Barnes inbounds pass didn't go so well (GIF)

    yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    Los Angeles Clippers wing Matt Barnes has had a really, really bad preseason. As noted by Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times, Barnes is just 3-of-31 (9.7 percent) from the field and 1-of-18 (5.6 percent) from beyond the arc through five preseason appear…
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  • Thunder exercise options on Adams, Roberson, Jones and Lamb

    Thunder exercise options on Adams, Roberson, Jones and Lamb

    nba.com 10 hours ago
    The Oklahoma City Thunder exercised its third-year options on center Steven Adams and forward Andre Roberson in addition to its fourth-year options on forward Perry Jones and guard Jeremy Lamb, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and Gene…
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  • Silver: Too early to worry about NBA lockout

    Silver: Too early to worry about NBA lockout

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver said it is too early to be concerned about a potential work stoppage in the NBA.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Oscar Schmidt, the Brazilian grea…

    The 10-man rotation, starring Oscar Schmidt, the Brazilian great for whom shooting was a way of life

    yahoo.com 12 hours ago
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Grantland. Amos Barshad with a wonderf…
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  • NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard…

    NBA General Managers Rank Kobe Bryant Third-Best Shooting Guard In Survey

    Houston Rockets All-NBA First Team honoree James Harden believes that he’s “the best all-around basketball player in the NBA.” Meanwhile, the agent of Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson recently opined that his client is “the best two-way …
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  • Watch Andrew Wiggins, ‘Wolves Rookies Sing Happy Birthday To Ri…

    Watch Andrew Wiggins, ‘Wolves Rookies Sing Happy Birthday To Ricky Rubio

    dimemag.com 13 hours ago
    Now this is the type of rookie hazing we can definitely get behind. After the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Indiana Pacers last night, the team’s rookies beautifully serenaded Ricky Rubio in celebration of his 24th birthday. S/o to the rookies for sin…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Los Angeles Clippers

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Los Angeles Clippers

    yahoo.com 15 hours ago
    So, now it’s on the players. Currently, Clipper fans don’t have to hate themselves, as they probably did at times, for paying to see a team owned by Donald Sterling. NBA fans, as we often did, don’t have to hate ourselves anymore while enjoying those la…
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  • NBA founds Stern scholarship for sports management

    NBA founds Stern scholarship for sports management

    nba.com 15 hours ago
    The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Wednesday established the David J. Stern Sports Scholarship to provide talented and promising students the opportunity to further their study of sports management. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announ…
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  • NBA owners vote down changes to lottery system

    NBA owners vote down changes to lottery system

    nba.com 15 hours ago
    One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA's owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers.
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  • Paul Pierce Says Player Movement Is “A Great Thing For Our Leag…

    Paul Pierce Says Player Movement Is “A Great Thing For Our League” (Video)

    dimemag.com 15 hours ago
    We still haven’t grown accustomed to seeing Paul Pierce in a Washington Wizards uniform. According to the Boston Celtics’ legend and former Brooklyn Net, though, watching star players don different jerseys is something with which we’ll be forced to beco…
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  • GIF: Kobe Bryant Hits Pair Of Clutch Fadeaways In Final Minute …

    GIF: Kobe Bryant Hits Pair Of Clutch Fadeaways In Final Minute Versus Suns

    dimemag.com 16 hours ago
    The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Phoenix Suns in overtime last night, but wouldn’t have even been there without typically heroic late-game efforts of Kobe Bryant. Leading and completing his team’s fourth quarter charge, the Black Mamba hit a pair of i…
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  • Video Emerges Of Willis Reed Fighting Most Of The Lakers Bench …

    Video Emerges Of Willis Reed Fighting Most Of The Lakers Bench In 1966

    dimemag.com 17 hours ago
    Former Knicks center and Hall-of-Famer Willis Reed was in just his third NBA season when he was named captain of the 1966-67 Knicks. That season is not as famous as the championship-winning Knicks campaign of 1970, or Reed’s oft-extolled stroll through …
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  • Reports: Nikola Vucevic Agrees To Four-Year, $54 Million Extens…

    Reports: Nikola Vucevic Agrees To Four-Year, $54 Million Extension With Magic

    dimemag.com 18 hours ago
    The Orlando Magic have finally locked-down at least one member of its promising young core long-term. According to multiple reports, the team has agreed with center Nikola Vucevic on a four-year, $54 million contract extension. Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears…
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  • Prepare for the Wolves season with 'Beverly Hills 90210' mash-u…

    Prepare for the Wolves season with 'Beverly Hills 90210' mash-ups, Andrew Wiggins tribute songs (Videos)

    yahoo.com 18 hours ago
    When your favorite team's staring down the barrel of a bad season, it's important to celebrate whatever reasons you can find to smile, laugh and enjoy the loss-producing chaos as it swirls around you. In the case of the Minnesota Timberwolves — whom we …
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  • Watch DeAndre Jordan Sky To Finish Halfcourt Lob Versus Warrior…

    Watch DeAndre Jordan Sky To Finish Halfcourt Lob Versus Warriors

    dimemag.com 18 hours ago
    DeAndre Jordan can jump. We all know that. But what’s equally impressive though often overlooked about the Los Angeles Clippers high-flyer is his incredible speed and dexterity for a player his size. Jordan moves and contorts like a 6-7, 210 pound small…
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  • NBA fails to pass anti-tanking lottery reform

    NBA fails to pass anti-tanking lottery reform

    ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    An effort to reform the NBA's draft lottery process failed to get enough votes to pass at the league's board of governors meeting Wednesday, sources told ESPN.
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  • NBA Shockingly Votes Against Anti-Tanking Measures

    NBA Shockingly Votes Against Anti-Tanking Measures

    deadspin.com 19 hours ago
    Today's vote on a proposal to re-weight the NBA draft lottery to discourage tanking was expected to pass with near-universal support. Instead, it fell hard, receiving only 17 of the 23 necessary votes for adoption. The 76ers' Tankapalooza is back on!Rea…
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  • Watch Isaiah Thomas Hit Game-Tying Shot & Stare Down Floyd …

    Watch Isaiah Thomas Hit Game-Tying Shot & Stare Down Floyd Mayweather

    dimemag.com 20 hours ago
    It may have been providence last night for the Suns and free agent acqusition Isaiah Thomas. The 5-9 point guard was in the perfect spot to knock down a 20-foot jumper and send the Lakers-Suns preseason game into overtime right in front of undefeated bo…
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  • Blake Griffin is tired of being pushed around, and vows to stan…

    Blake Griffin is tired of being pushed around, and vows to stand up for himself. Whatever that means.

    yahoo.com 20 hours ago
    An angry Blake Griffin said some angry things over the weekend, and we need to figure out where to go from here. (An allegedly angry Blake Griffin also allegedly did some angry things over the weekend as well, but if the allegations are true, they seem …
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  • Video - Rockets Rally To Edge Magic 00:44

    Rockets Rally To Edge Magic

    Oct 22
    James Harden scored nine points in the Rockets' 90-89 win over the Magic.
  • Video - Knicks Sneak Past Wizards 00:52

    Knicks Sneak Past Wizards

    Oct 22
    Carmelo Anthony hit a jumper with less than 15 seconds on the clock to lift the Knicks past the Wizards 103-100.
  • Video - Irving Between The Legs to Love 00:15

    Irving Between The Legs to Love

    Oct 22
    Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving makes a smooth, in between-the-legs pass to forward Kevin Love, who finished with the layup.
  • Video - NBA GMs: Spurs Will Repeat But LeBron Is King 03:37

    NBA GMs: Spurs Will Repeat But LeBron Is King

    Oct 22
    Brian Windhorst discusses the results of a survey of NBA general managers which indicates that the Spurs are the overwhelming choice to win the NBA championship, Gregg Popovich is the best coach and LeBron James is the most likely to be this season's

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  • Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extension

    Oct 21
    The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
  • NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quit

    Oct 21
    The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
  • Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas III

    Oct 21
    The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
  • Windhorst: Cavs, Bulls look like East rivals

    Oct 20
    In a preseason clash of the Cavaliers and the Bulls, two things became clear: The Cavs are primed to be a fearsome offensive juggernaut, and Derrick Rose really and finally looks like he's back, writes Brian Windhorst.