NBA Southeast News and Rumors
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Only two years ago, the Charlotte Bobcats finished with the worst regular season winning percentage in NBA history. But now, after the acquisition of Al Jefferson over the summer (totally underrated at the time) and another year to gel and mature for Ke…Upvote Share Tweet
Can the battle-tested Nets bounce the Raptors?CNNSI.com 10 hours agoCan the Brooklyn Nets take down the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the NBA playoffs?Upvote Share Tweet
Playoff previews: Pacers-HawksCNNSI.com 11 hours agoPlayoff matchup: 1. Indiana Pacers (56-26) vs. 8. Atlanta Hawks (38-44) -- Split season series 2-2 Efficiency rankings: Indiana (22nd offense, 1st defense) Atlanta (17th offense, 14th defense)Upvote Share Tweet
Beal, Wizards pocket East's No. 5 seedESPN.com 11 hours agoBradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Wednesdaynba.com 17 hours ago? With their playoff seed set, the Warriors are resting many of their top players. Steph Curry, Andre Iguodala,David Lee and center Jermaine O'Neal won't play and forward Draymond Green will likely not play. Even with those players sitting, coach Mark J…Upvote Share Tweet
Hawks' Millsap sits out final game to restnba.com 16 hours agoAtlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap will sit out the team's regular season finale Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks to rest for the playoffs.Upvote Share Tweet
Pacing resting three starters vs. Magicnba.com 17 hours agoPacers coach Frank Vogel says he is resting starters Paul George, David West and Lance Stephenson in their regular season finale against the Magic.Upvote Share Tweet
Me and @UKCoachCalipari on our way to see the Bobcats and Bulls tonight.deadspin.com 17 hours agoMe and @UKCoachCalipari on our way to see the Bobcats and Bulls tonight. He travels in style pic.twitter.com/cKGDVUDBz6 — Tucker Max (@TuckerMax) April 16, 2014 Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
The 10 Funniest GIFs From The NBA Seasondimemag.com 21 hours agoFor better or for worse, technology appears to be evolving at the speed of light. One of the many positives of this rapid change is the ability to be entertained from multiple areas, including the .gif, compressed image files. While there were so many t…Upvote Share Tweet
Augustin out after wife gives birthESPN.com Apr 15 (2 days ago)D.J. Augustin was not with Chicago Bulls as they prepared to face the Orlando Magic on Monday night because of personal reasons, according to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau.Upvote Share TweetAfter clawing their way back from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit, the Charlotte Bobcats held a lead over the Atlanta Hawks entering the final half-minute of the fourth quarter on Monday night. Mike Budenholzer's playoff-bound Hawks found one last bit…Upvote Share TweetThe Miami Heat opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference's top seed, and the Washington Wizards capitalized in a 114-93 breeze of a game Monday night that clinched the No. 1 seed for the Indiana Pacers.Upvote Share Tweet
Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Playsdimemag.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as rece…Upvote Share Tweet
5 Important Races Entering The 2014 NBA Playoffsdimemag.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)We’re still recovering from a fever dream we had after peeking at a hypothetical Conference-free playoff structure for the playoffs this year. But even with the Conference separation in place, there are plenty of questions as we come up on the final thr…Upvote Share Tweet
Nuggets coach Shaw optimistic after disappointing debutCNNSI.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)Criticized amid a year of upheaval in Denver, first-year coach Brian Shaw has learned plenty of lessons.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)In the here-today, gone-tomorrow world of professional sports, late-season acquisitions rarely have an especially significant influence on the teams that sign them. But while the contract of the Washington Wizards' latest backcourt addition has already …Upvote Share TweetTurner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin is joining the Atlanta Hawks ownership group, which hopes he can raise the profile of an NBA team that has struggled to draw fans or lure big-name free agents.Upvote Share Tweet
NBA playoff picture update: Blazers' home-court hopes still alive, Mavs and Hawks are in, Pacers back atop Eastyahoo.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)If you're anything like me and Detroit Pistons rookie Peyton Siva, when it gets this late in the season, you come out of the weekend like: So let's get caught up on how the weekend that just passed reshaped the playoff picture, which is mere days away f…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Apr 13 (4 days ago)With a win by the Hawks, the Knicks were officially eliminated from the 2014 NBA Playoffs on Saturday. The future of the franchise hinges on Carmelo Anthony‘s decision this summer. Anthony has already said he’ll opt out of the final year of his contract…Upvote Share Tweet
The Hapless Knicks Get Their Own "One Shining Moment" Montagedeadspin.com Apr 13 (4 days ago)The New York Knicks were officially eliminated from the playoffs Saturday, as the Atlanta Hawks clinched the eighth seed with a win over the Heat. But don't you want to relive the delightful journey that was the Knicks' 2013-14 season, set to "One …Upvote Share Tweet
Wizards Clinch Fifth SeedApr 16Bradley Beal scored 27 points in the Wizards' 118-102 win over the Celtics to clinch the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Melo To The Bulls?Apr 16Tom Penn, Bruce Bowen and Tim Legler discuss what the Bulls would have to do to land Carmelo Anthony this offseason.
Mastering TankingApr 16Tom Penn breaks down how the 76ers were able to "tank" so well this season.
Bobcats Claw Past Bulls In OTApr 16Al Jefferson scored 10 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the Bobcats' 91-86 win over the Bulls.
Bucks announce sale of team, won't moveApr 16Longtime Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl announced Wednesday that he has reached an agreement to sell the team to hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. The deal is valued at $550 million, according to sources familiar with the transaction…
Daily Dime: Clippers head to playoffs with questionsApr 15The Clippers head to the playoffs looking for winning combos
Lamar Odom-to-New York Knicks deal imminent, sources sayApr 15Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are progressing toward a deal to sign veteran free agent Lamar Odom before the NBA regular season ends Wednesday, according to sources briefed on the situation.
Damian Lillard's new adidas deal may be worth up to $100MApr 14Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard signed a contract extension with adidas on Monday that will make make him one of the highest-earning endorsers in the NBA.