Only a small handful NBA teams have a transcendent all-star who can elevate a team to relevance. The rest of the league makes do by finding talent where other might not, then cultivating it. The Clippers did that this summer when they signed undrafted rookie Marqus Blakely to a two-year deal. Given [...]
From USA Basketball’s press release: ATHENS, Greece (August 24, 2010) – With one exhibition game remaining and just four days out from the tip of the FIBA World Championship for Men, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo today announced the 12 players who will represent the United States at[...]
Regarding comments made by Donald T. Sterling to T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times, here’s my post over at TrueHoop: Try to imagine you’re at a business gathering, maybe a trade show. Your boss holds court in one corner of the room. He’s surrounded by people who are insiders in [...]
ESPN.com’s panel of 93 NBA prognosticators was asked… Which returning or new player are you most eager to see? The correct answer in this guard-driven league is John Wall? Or maybe marquee veteran players like Yao Ming or Gilbert Arenas? Or a curio like DeMarcus Cousins? None of the abo[...]
ESPN.com’s Chris Sheridan has this dispatch from Day 2 of Team USA training camp: Reporters were allowed to watch the final 20 minutes of practice, and we can tell you from that small sampling that Stephen Curry looked a whole lot better than Eric Gordon, who he is presumed to be battling with[...]
Hot off the presses. We’ll have more analysis later, though it’s worth noting that the team will once again play 82 games, 41 of them on their home floor at Staples Center, 41 away from home — though a pair of those games will be at Staples Center. (Hat tip: Buddhafan) A couple of [...]
From the Clippers’ release: Los Angeles Clippers forward Craig Smith underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure today on his right knee. He is scheduled to be sidelined from four to six weeks. Smith, who averaged 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 16.4 minutes in 75 games played with Los Angeles [...]
Lorenzen Wright was found dead outside of Memphis, according to Wright’s family. The former Clipper had been missing since July 19. Wright was considered one of the league’s good guys, as J.A. Adande recounts at ESPN.com: The NBA world is so warped, the values so skewed, that sometimes [...]
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