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More Evidence Zach LaVine Should Be In Dunk Contest (Video)

More Evidence Zach LaVine Should Be In Dunk Contest (Video)

dimemag.com Updated 5 hours ago
As part of Minnesota Timberwolves fans’ #EyesOnTheRise campaign, the team’s PR Twitter account sent out a vine video of UCLA rookie Zach LaVine showing off his hops…yet again. One half of the self-dubbed Bounce Brothers, it’s clear LaVine needs to be in…
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  • Timberwolves waive center Fesenko

    Timberwolves waive center Fesenko

    nba.com 6 hours ago
    The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived Ukrainian center Kyrylo Fesenko.
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Utah Jazz

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Utah Jazz

    yahoo.com 12 hours ago
    Never quite reaching the NBA mountaintop, the Utah Jazz last season completed their long descent back down the Wasatch Range to the Salt Lake Valley, submitting their worst record since the franchise’s infancy. The Stockton, Malone and Sloan salad days …
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  • Kobe On Julius Randle Having Him As A Mentor: “It Means He Can’…

    Kobe On Julius Randle Having Him As A Mentor: “It Means He Can’t F**k It Up”

    dimemag.com 13 hours ago
    The Lakers stormed back from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat the Utah Jazz at home last night, 98-91. Kobe Bryant‘s 26 points and Ronnie Price‘s defense were the biggest reasons why. Rookie Julius Randle had a decent game, too, with eight points, fi…
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  • Alec Burks crosses up Kobe Bryant somethin' fierce during Jazz …

    Alec Burks crosses up Kobe Bryant somethin' fierce during Jazz preseason loss to Lakers (Video)

    yahoo.com 14 hours ago
    He's not exactly a household name, but Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks established himself last season as one of the league's most potent reserve scorers, a 6-foot-6 wing with a knack for getting to the rim. During Sunday's preseason matchup with the Los Ang…
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  • Wolves exercise options on Bennett, Dieng, Muhammad

    Wolves exercise options on Bennett, Dieng, Muhammad

    nba.com Oct 19 (yesterday)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday announced that the team has exercised the third-year options on forward Anthony Bennett, center Gorgui Dieng and forward Shabazz Muhammad.
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  • Nolan Smith Throws Towel While Walking To Bench, Infuriates Coa…

    Nolan Smith Throws Towel While Walking To Bench, Infuriates Coach

    deadspin.com Oct 19 (yesterday)
    Former Trail Blazers pick Nolan Smith was pissed when he was subbed out of Galatasaray Liv Hospital's game against Banvit. He threw a towel in the direction of head coach Ergin Ataman, and Ataman immediately confronted him.Read more...
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  • Blake Griffin Says He May Retaliate To Hard Fouls In Future (Vi…

    Blake Griffin Says He May Retaliate To Hard Fouls In Future (Video)

    dimemag.com Oct 18 (2 days ago)
    Blake Griffin might have finally reached his breaking point. After taking a hard foul from the Utah Jazz’s Trevor Booker and instigating a minor scuffle last night, the Los Angeles Clippers superstar says he might retaliate against similar plays in the …
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  • Watch Jabari Parker Seal His Team’s Win With Sick Spin And Dunk…

    Watch Jabari Parker Seal His Team’s Win With Sick Spin And Dunk In Crunch Time

    dimemag.com Oct 18 (2 days ago)
    Top picks of the NBA draft Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker faced-off for the first time last night, but you probably don’t know it. For reasons that continue to leave us baffled, Friday night’s preseason match-up between the Minnesota Timberwolves and …
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  • Nuggets Want To Manage Difficult Feat Of Fast Offense, Stingy D…

    Nuggets Want To Manage Difficult Feat Of Fast Offense, Stingy Defense

    dimemag.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    Brian Shaw was going to change the Denver Nuggets. Considered a sideshow by the NBA right under predecessor George Karl for their breakneck pace, small-ball lineups, and general aversion to halfcourt play on either end of the floor, the Nuggets under Sh…
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  • Watch Rookie Dante Exum Flash Offensive Dominance In Utah’s Rou…

    Watch Rookie Dante Exum Flash Offensive Dominance In Utah’s Rout Of The Lakers

    dimemag.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    Dante Exum turned heads early at Las Vegas Summer League before struggling down the stretch. And while most assumed the 19 year-old Australian star would be a key fixture for his country at the FIBA World Cup, Exum was instead relegated to bit player. S…
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  • Damian Lillard Previews Signature Shoe After #4BarFriday Rap

    Damian Lillard Previews Signature Shoe After #4BarFriday Rap

    dimemag.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    When adidas invited us out to Las Vegas to unveil their newest creations, the Crazylight Boost and D Rose 5 Boost, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard was part of the unveiling after signing close to a $100 million extension to stay in three stripes. With t…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Portland Trail Blazers

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Portland Trail Blazers

    yahoo.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    Last season went about as well as the Portland Trail Blazers organization and fans could have hoped. The team immediately outperformed preseason expectations with a 17-3 (and then 31-9) start to put itself in excellent position to grab a postseason bert…
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  • GIF: Tyreke Evans & Anthony Davis Dunk All Over OKC

    GIF: Tyreke Evans & Anthony Davis Dunk All Over OKC

    dimemag.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    We really like the Pelicans in the preseason. The addition of Omer Asik could go a long way to shoring up their defense and Anthony Davis, at 28-to-1 odds, is a really good bet for MVP. Plus, Jrue Holiday is back and healthy (he actually dunked on us th…
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  • Durant has successful surgery on foot

    Durant has successful surgery on foot

    nba.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    The Oklahoma City Thunder say star forward Kevin Durant had successful surgery Thursday to address a bone fracture in his right foot and will be out at least six weeks.
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Oklahoma City Thunder

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Oklahoma City Thunder

    yahoo.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    I hope you appreciated Kevin Durant's brilliance last season, because we're going to get about 25 percent less of it this year, and that leaves the Oklahoma City Thunder with a lot of questions. When the Most Valuable Player will return from his right f…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Minnesota Timberwolves

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Minnesota Timberwolves

    yahoo.com Oct 15 (5 days ago)
    Questions are rightfully being reviewed as to how, exactly, we should be expecting team to handle their young superstars. Knockout, ready-to-contribute lottery performers are often given the run of the box score minutes because their talent and eventual…
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  • Minnesota Timberwolves Are Trying To Push Andrew Wiggins To Gre…

    Minnesota Timberwolves Are Trying To Push Andrew Wiggins To Greatness

    dimemag.com Oct 15 (5 days ago)
    For a number one pick of the most ballyhooed NBA draft in over a decade, Andrew Wiggins faced an outsized amount of scrutiny leading up to it. Even louder than questions that his relatively raw package of his skills would never catch up this supreme ath…
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  • GIF: Russell Westbrook Gets The Steal And Goes Coast-To-Coast

    GIF: Russell Westbrook Gets The Steal And Goes Coast-To-Coast

    dimemag.com Oct 15 (6 days ago)
    After news Kevin Durant will be out for 6-8 weeks with a Jones fracture in his right foot, all eyes turned towards his fellow all-star, Russell Westbrook. #WhyNot Russ was diplomatic after the injury, expressing faith that the team will step in conjunct…
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  • Video - Westbrook Strong In Thunder's Loss 01:24

    Westbrook Strong In Thunder's Loss

    Oct 17
    Russell Westbrook scored 16 points and dished out eight assists in the Thunder's 109-90 loss to the Raptors.
  • Video - Jazz Rout Lakers 00:32

    Jazz Rout Lakers

    Oct 17
    Kobe Bryant had 27 points and five rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Jazz beat the Lakers 119-86 in preseason action.
  • Video - Griffin, Booker Scuffle 00:48

    Griffin, Booker Scuffle

    Oct 17
    Blake Griffin and Trevor Booker had to be separated after Booker committed a hard foul on Griffin in the Clippers' 101-97 win over the Jazz.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant Itemized 01:37

    Kobe Bryant Itemized

    Oct 16
    Kobe Bryant is in the twilight of his career. Can he reach the milestones ahead?

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    Oct 11
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