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Report: LeBron Already Knows Every Position In The Cavs New Offense
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There’ so much about LeBron James that sets his game apart. Less appreciated than any of his other, more highly visible attributes, though, is LeBron’s intelligence. There’s an argument to be made that no player in the league understands the sweeping in…Upvote Share Tweet
Eager Cavaliers' fans welcome back LeBronnba.com 30 minutes agoLeBron James is back on the floor where he took his first steps in the NBA.Upvote Share Tweet
Joakim Noah On Nikola Mirotic: “He’s A Hell Of A Player”dimemag.com 3 hours agoPau Gasol and Doug McDermott are bigger names than Nikola Mirotic, and the 2014 Spanish League MVP has flown somewhat under the radar as a result. But if Joakim Noah’s glowing sentiments are any indication, Mirotic might be the Chicago Bulls’ biggest of…Upvote Share Tweet
BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Milwaukee Bucksyahoo.com 5 hours agoAfter two decades of mediocrity, winning between 26 and 46 games — save for a trip to the Eastern Conference finals in 2001 — the Bucks finally bottomed out again, submitting the worst ever record for a franchise that’s earned 17 top-10 picks and four N…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 6 hours agoLooking back on a season that began with nine straight wins, a 25-5 record by New Year's Day and a 40-12 mark in mid-February, Paul George offered a brief assessment of the 2013-14 Indiana Pacers: "We peaked too early." With a new campaign app…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com 6 hours agoWe were pleasantly surprised when injured Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George showed up to media day earlier this week without crutches or even a sizable limp in his gait. Despite such incredible progress since his horrific August injury, though, we di…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com 7 hours agoPerhaps you didn’t know, but last summer Roy Hibbert traveled down to San Antonio to train with Tim Duncan. Last year his offseason exodus was the first glimpse we got of Hibbert’s new Hulk physique. Now comes word Hibbert also texts the San Antonio cen…Upvote Share TweetThis is a pretty crazy comment from Timberwolves wing Kevin Martin. His former teammate and fellow Kevin, Kevin Love, was officially traded to the Cavaliers back on Aug. 23. Martin, who spends part of his offseason in Ohio — OHIO!!! — told the Minneapol…Upvote Share Tweet
Wizards, Cavaliers renew dormant rivalrynba.com Sep 30 (yesterday)Dormant for years, the rivalry between the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers may be back.Upvote Share Tweet
Timberwolves move on without star Lovenba.com Sep 30 (yesterday)The Kevin Love era officially ended in Minnesota in August when he was traded to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James and the Cavaliers. In retrospect, it may have been over far sooner.Upvote Share TweetThe rivalry for which we pined earlier today is already developing. Responding to Dion Waiters calling Bradley Beal’s boasts of the Washington Wizards having the league’s best backcourt “nonsense,” John Wall fired back with even greater aplomb. John Wal…Upvote Share Tweet
Vegas sportsbook: Cavs to win 58.5 gamesESPN.com Sep 30 (yesterday)With LeBron James back in uniform, the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to win more games than any other team, according to one Las Vegas sportsbook.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: LeBron Thought Amnesty Of Mike Miller Was “Unnecessary Change”There are still Miami Heat fans who are shuffling around South Beach wondering what happened this summer. Their basketball team now has a banged up Josh Roberts, Chris Bosh on a max deal, and veritable third scorer and perimeter defender Luol Deng after…Upvote Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: Elijah Millsap on His Future, Overseas Ball & His NBA All-Star BrotherAlthough pushed aside with ample opportunities to quit, Elijah Millsap is still pursuing his first opportunity in the NBA. After stints overseas and multiple seasons in the D-League, the 27-year-old recently signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Mil…Upvote Share TweetBulls swingman Jimmy Butler is hopeful he and the team will work out a contract extension.Upvote Share Tweet
Us And Them: A History Of The Term “The Big Three”Now that Kevin Love has joined forces with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, NBA fans can rest easy that this season will not pass by (in fact, the real worry might be how many minutes can pass by) without hearing the words “The Big Three.” It…Upvote Share Tweet
BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Detroit Pistonsyahoo.com Sep 30 (yesterday)It’s when you know you’re right, even though you want to be left. When you want to be wrong, because being wrong could bring about so many wonderful things. The 2013-14 Detroit Pistons were never going to work out. Josh Smith was never going to cut it a…Upvote Share Tweet
Derrick Rose Confidently Proclaims, “I Know I’m Going To Win A Championship Soon”Despite two surgically repaired knees, two years of rust and just a few weeks of international play — with Team USA cruising in the FIBA World Cup — Derrick Rose still wasn’t shrinking from what he’s also said his primary goal has been: a title. He’s al…Upvote Share Tweet
BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Cleveland Cavaliersyahoo.com Sep 30 (yesterday)Is there any precedent for the Cleveland Cavaliers' fantastically successful summer? A massively disappointing team that couldn't even make the playoffs in a terrible conference when actively trying to earn any seed parlayed their geographical location,…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Sep 30 (yesterday)A "missing child alert" was issued Monday by former Pacers star Reggie Miller and others for the TNT analyst's niece, who sparked a police search after she went missing from her home, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said.Upvote Share Tweet
Parker Talks About Being 'The Man' For BucksOct 1Jabari Parker talks about potential success with the Bucks and being compared to Carmelo Anthony.
High Expectations For Kidd, ParkerOct 1Bucks coach Jason Kidd talks about his expectations for this season in Milwaukee and second overall pick Jabari Parker.
Waiters Puts Cavs Backcourt Above The RestSep 30ESPN NBA writer Dave McMenamin discusses Cavs guard Dion Waiters' proclamation that the Cavaliers have the best backcourt in the NBA.
Derrick Rose Taking It SlowSep 30Mark Schwarz reports from Chicago, where Derrick Rose practiced with the Bulls for the first time this season.
NBA: Indiana Pacers are going in the wrong directionOct 1The Pacers went all-in on an NBA title in 2013-14, but fell short. Now, key personnel losses have Indy headed in the wrong direction, Brian Windhorst writes.
NBA: Chicago Bulls have a lot to prove ... to themselvesSep 30Even though the Bulls have a loaded roster, they still have a lot to prove, Brian Windhorst writes.
Adande: Time for Blake Griffin to lead the ClippersSep 29Blake Griffin has reached the stage in his career where he needs to turn in a signature season, writes J.A. Adande
Kevin Durant plans return to Team USA for 2016 Olympic GamesSep 29While LeBron James is undecided, Kevin Durant told ESPN he intends to return to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after withdrawing from national-team duty shortly before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.