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Report: Victor Oladipo Out For A Month After Surgery For Facial…

Report: Victor Oladipo Out For A Month After Surgery For Facial Fracture

dimemag.com nba.com ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
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…
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  • GIF: Josh Childress Levels Jesse Wagstaff With Airborne Elbow

    GIF: Josh Childress Levels Jesse Wagstaff With Airborne Elbow

    dimemag.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…
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  • Paul Pierce thinks that stars moving from team to team is a 'gr…

    Paul Pierce thinks that stars moving from team to team is a 'great thing'

    yahoo.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…
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  • The new Charlotte Hornets will re-retire Bobby Phills' No. 13 j…

    The new Charlotte Hornets will re-retire Bobby Phills' No. 13 jersey on November 1

    yahoo.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…
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  • GIF: Huge Marcin Gortat Block Leads To John Wall’s Reverse, Dou…

    GIF: Huge Marcin Gortat Block Leads To John Wall’s Reverse, Double-Pump Slam

    dimemag.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…
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  • Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

    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…
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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 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 …
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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 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…
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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 ESPN.com Oct 22 (3 days 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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  • Grandmother issues adorable 1-on-1 challenge to Dwyane Wade on …

    Grandmother issues adorable 1-on-1 challenge to Dwyane Wade on 90th birthday (Video)

    yahoo.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…
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  • GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris…

    GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris Andersen

    dimemag.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…
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  • Wizards sign guard John Lucas

    Wizards sign guard John Lucas

    nba.com ESPN.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    The Washington Wizards have signed guard John Lucas.
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  • Talented youngsters try to speed up rebuilding process

    Talented youngsters try to speed up rebuilding process

    nba.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    Since their arrival, Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and coach Jacque Vaughn have avoided making too many predictions about their team.
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  • No longer rebuilding, Wizards ready for deep playoffs run

    No longer rebuilding, Wizards ready for deep playoffs run

    nba.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    Bradley 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."
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  • Hawks waive Eddie, Pittman, trim roster to 15

    Hawks waive Eddie, Pittman, trim roster to 15

    nba.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    The Atlanta Hawks have trimmed their roster to 15 players by waiving forward Jarell Eddie and center Dexter Pittman.
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  • GIF: Tyreke Evans Performs Impressive “Moonwalk” Travel That Go…

    GIF: Tyreke Evans Performs Impressive “Moonwalk” Travel That Goes Uncalled

    dimemag.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…
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  • GIF: Andre Drummond Twice Rejects Al Horford

    GIF: Andre Drummond Twice Rejects Al Horford

    dimemag.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…
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  • Mavs Coach Carlisle Says LeBron James Is “No Doubt” A Top Five …

    Mavs Coach Carlisle Says LeBron James Is “No Doubt” A Top Five Player Of All-Time

    dimemag.com Oct 17
    If 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…
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  • Six in Allen home break-in get community service

    Six in Allen home break-in get community service

    nba.com ESPN.com Oct 17
    Six 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.
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  • Jimmy Butler hit a preseason game-winner, so a Bulls announcer …

    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…
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  • 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 - 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 - Dwyane Wade Shoots Hoops With 90-Year-Old Grandma 01:13

    Dwyane Wade Shoots Hoops With 90-Year-Old Grandma

    Oct 22
    Heat star Dwyane Wade granted the 90th birthday wish of Heat fan "Grandma Nelly" by playing basketball with her.
  • Video - Gravity 101 03:03

    Gravity 101

    Oct 22
    Tom Haberstroh and Kevin Pelton introduce the concept of gravity and identify some of the NBA's top floor-spacers.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Steve Nash's contract continues to cost Los Angeles Lakers

    Oct 23
    With 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 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.