NBA

Cavs-Raptors, Nuggets-Clippers Preview and Early Lines For 2018-19 NBA Season Openers

The big day is almost here. What ‘big day,’ you might ask? Well, depending on whether you are a great starter or a great finisher, one might call it the biggest day of the year: the start of the 2018-19 NBA season. October 16th and the season tip-off with the 76ers vs. Celtics and Thunder

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LeBron James

Does LeBron need to reinvent himself with the Lakers?

Guest contribution by Jen Cassidy Nine days into free agency, the die was cast with LeBron James signing a four-year deal worth $153.3 million. The last year is a player option, which means the Lakers will have ample time to build around James. But James is in win-mode now, yet the team he is set to

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J.R. Smith is nothing like media portrays says his brother

A scroll on social media often makes J.R. Smith and you’ll see memes a ton of memes about Cleveland Cavaliers forward, J.R. Smith. Jokes about drug use, partying, drinking and lack of game preparation are usually the theme and this was way before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. “I think people got it confused

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J.R. Smith

Former Cavs GM David Griffin says J.R. Smith hasn’t been motivated to stay in shape

J.R. Smith signed a four-year, $57 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers in October of 2016 and the man who gave him that contract is now reflecting on it. Former Cavs general manager David Griffin, now a TV analyst, told Cleveland.com that Smith hasn’t been motivated to stay in shape since signing that long-term deal. “I think the fact that

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Rodney Hood

Rodney Hood accepts Cavs’ $3.4 million qualifying offer

Rodney Hood has accepted the Cleveland Cavaliers’ one-year, $3.4 million qualifying offer, according to a report from Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com. Hood will become an unrestricted free agent in 2019. The Cavs can still pay Hood more than any other team next summer because they have his full “Bird” rights under the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement.

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Rodney Hood

Report: Rodney Hood is looking for a three-year, $27 million deal from Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers restricted free agent Rodney Hood is trying to get the organization to come up from the three-year deal worth about $7 million annually they have offered him and is looking to make $9 million a year, according to a report from Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com. Contract discussions between the Cavs and Hood have stalled. If

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The Atlantic Files

The Atlantic Files Episode 97: Around the NBA Predictions – Central Division

Atlantic Division Year in Review Series: Celtics | Raptors | Sixers | Knicks | Nets Subscribe to The Atlantic Files on Apple Podcasts || Subscribe to Basketball Society on Apple Podcasts The annual Year in Review series is now out of the way. We broke down each team in the Atlantic Division, but what about

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Rodney Hood

Rodney Hood Should Be on the Pelicans Radar

The New Orleans Pelicans were the surprise team in the Western Conference last season. They finished sixth in the conference and swept the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. With momentum rolling into the conference quarterfinals, their playoff magic came to a halt after losing in five games to the

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Isaiah Thomas’ Denver Nuggets move gets him ‘out of the spotlight’ says Clyde Drexler

Fifteen months ago, Isaiah Thomas was mentioned in the same breath of elite players like Steph Curry and LeBron James. A free agent this offseason with interest primarily from the Orlando Magic, Thomas signed with the Denver Nuggets for the NBA’s veteran’s minimum contract of $4.5 million.   This is a fall from grace from

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Ego and the NBA: The Cost of Being “The Man”

The Minnesota Timberwolves got two and a half seasons of Stephon Marbury and Kevin Garnett. They were a young team with two emerging studs that were poised to do battle with the Lakers and Spurs for the better half of the next decade. Naturally, they did not get immediate success due to their youth but

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