NBA Southeast News and Rumors
The Orlando Magic have no ambitions of contention in 2014-2015, but this is still supposed to be a season of major progress. In year three of its post- Dwight Howard existence, Jacque Vaughn’s team needs to take steps forward to ensure its heading the r…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Josh Childress Levels Jesse Wagstaff With Airborne Elbowdimemag.com Oct 24 (yesterday)Former Hawks and Suns forward Josh Childress, who spurned an NBA contract to sign a $20 million contract in July of 2008 to play in Greece, is now playing for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia. During a game against t…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 24 (yesterday)Later this month, Paul Pierce will play his first game as a member of the Washington Wizards, which is nearly as weird as what he did 12 months ago, when he played his first game as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. His former teammate in Brooklyn and Bost…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 23 (yesterday)The rebranding of the Charlotte Bobcats as the Charlotte Hornets has been a very positive experience, with a franchise in need of market traction and increased popularity grabbing hold of one of the most recognizable brands in the NBA's past 25 years. T…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Huge Marcin Gortat Block Leads To John Wall’s Reverse, Double-Pump Slamdimemag.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)Of the countless attributes why basketball ranks as the world’s best game is a near constant stream of end-to-end action. There’s no waiting, players perform on both sides of the ball, and offense turns to defense and vice versa in a flash. This huge bl…Upvote Share Tweet
Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”dimemag.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)Dwight Howard’s goofy personality, oft-ugly post game, and contentious departures from the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers make it easy to forget that he’s still suffering ill-effects from 2012 back surgery. Recent praise from Houston Rockets teamm…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Carmelo Anthony Hit Game-Winner In Waning Seconds Versus Wizardsdimemag.com Oct 22 (3 days 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Paul Pierce Says Player Movement Is “A Great Thing For Our League” (Video)dimemag.com Oct 22 (3 days 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)It's no big secret that Miami Heat icon Dwyane Wade is aging and no longer has the overwhelming athleticism that helped him build a Hall of Fame career. Wade can still be effective, but we know from the 2013-14 season that he is not on the same level as…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris Andersendimemag.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)The only thing better than dunking on one opponent? Catching two. In the Houston Rockets’ exhibition against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, Dwight Howard rose for a power dunk on both Luol Deng and Chris Andersen. Howard’s new Rockets and former Orlan…Upvote Share TweetThe Washington Wizards have signed guard John Lucas.Upvote Share Tweet
Talented youngsters try to speed up rebuilding processSince their arrival, Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and coach Jacque Vaughn have avoided making too many predictions about their team.Upvote Share Tweet
No longer rebuilding, Wizards ready for deep playoffs runBradley Beal caused a bit of a stir on Washington Wizards media day when he proclaimed: "I think we're definitely the best backcourt in the league."Upvote Share Tweet
Hawks waive Eddie, Pittman, trim roster to 15The Atlanta Hawks have trimmed their roster to 15 players by waiving forward Jarell Eddie and center Dexter Pittman.Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Tyreke Evans Performs Impressive “Moonwalk” Travel That Goes Uncalleddimemag.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)It’s hard to be an NBA ref. We try our best to give them the benefit of the doubt, but they’re often found by fans to be lacking. Last night, when Anthony Davis was busy destroying the Wizards, his teammate, Tyreke Evans, performed an egregious travel o…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Andre Drummond Twice Rejects Al Horforddimemag.com Oct 19 (6 days ago)Andre Drummond brought the ruckus yesterday against in Atlanta. He had 19 points and 17 rebounds in 38 minutes of action as the Pistons won 104-100. With Al Horford making his return to the court from a pectoral tear, Dre decided to re-introduced himsel…Upvote Share Tweet
Mavs Coach Carlisle Says LeBron James Is “No Doubt” A Top Five Player Of All-Timedimemag.com Oct 17If any coach in the NBA could underappreciate LeBron James, one would assume it might be Rick Carlisle. After all, it was Carlisle’s Dallas Mavericks that beat LeBron’s Miami Heat in the 2011 Finals by rendering the four-time MVP a broken shell of his n…Upvote Share TweetSix young adults who broke into the home of former Miami Heat star Ray Allen have been sentenced to community service and ordered to make a charitable contribution.Upvote Share Tweet
Jimmy Butler hit a preseason game-winner, so a Bulls announcer compared him to Michael Jordan (Video)With 1.5 seconds remaining and the Chicago Bulls trailing by two, Jimmy Butler lost his defender, and Stacey King lost his mind. It's entirely acceptable to be amped up after watching Butler shed Atlanta Hawks guard John Jenkins (thanks, in part, to a J…Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks Sneak Past WizardsOct 22Carmelo Anthony hit a jumper with less than 15 seconds on the clock to lift the Knicks past the Wizards 103-100.
Rockets Rally To Edge MagicOct 22James Harden scored nine points in the Rockets' 90-89 win over the Magic.
Dwyane Wade Shoots Hoops With 90-Year-Old GrandmaOct 22Heat star Dwyane Wade granted the 90th birthday wish of Heat fan "Grandma Nelly" by playing basketball with her.
Gravity 101Oct 22Tom Haberstroh and Kevin Pelton introduce the concept of gravity and identify some of the NBA's top floor-spacers.
NBA: Steve Nash's contract continues to cost Los Angeles LakersOct 23With Steve Nash out for the entire 2014-15 season, his contract continues to hurt the Lakers, writes J.A. Adande.
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extensionOct 21The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quitOct 21The 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 IIIOct 21The 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.