Podcast: Fantasy Winners of the Summer

The news of Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin all declining an invitation to represent Team USA this summer has created a void in the front court as the team tries to defend its gold medal at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball starting next month.

The absence of those three players could create a perfect opportunity for Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins to serve a leadership role and expand his game this summer.

Along with the chance to compete for one of 12 roster spots this summer with some of the best young talent in the league, Cousins will be expected to lead the Kings and take on an increased role to help sustain the offense after Isaiah Thomas signed with Phoenix.

In our latest podcast, we examine five fantasy players that saw their value increase this summer, discuss the return of Derrick Rose, recap the insane performance rookie Zach LaVine at the Seattle Pro-Am tournament plus much more.

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Lakers Select Scott as Next Coach

Following a lengthy interview process, Byron Scott has finally landed the head coaching job for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Scott interviewed on three separate occasions, initially in May, just days after Mike D’Antoni resigned following a dismal 27-55 campaign last season.  Continue reading

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Love Withdraws from Team USA

There is uncertainty which team Kevin Love will play for next season, but the next jersey he puts on won’t belong to Team USA.

For the second time this week, an All-Star power forward dismissed himself from the team representing the United States in the inaugural World Cup of Basketball.  Continue reading

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Kings Claim Summer League Crown

Houston thought it had a chance to make a comeback.

Trailing by one point with 90 seconds remaining, the Rockets deflected the ball into the back court and out of bounds, leaving just four seconds on the shot clock for the Kings to try and make a play.  Continue reading

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Podcast: The Great Trade Debate

The Cavaliers have improbably landed the top pick in the NBA Draft three of the past four years and convinced LeBron James to return home.

Cleveland is closing in on an agreement with Andrew Wiggins, the top pick in the 2014 Draft class.

Any agreement between Wiggins and the Cavaliers could potentially delay a trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love.

The Timberwolves have been hesitant to deal away their franchise player and won’t even negotiate if Wiggins isn’t included.

Throughout the internet debates have raged if it is worth giving up Wiggins, a potential superstar for Love, a star forward now.

In our latest podcast, we breakdown both sides of the argument, recap what happened in Las Vegas during Summer League play and much more.

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Las Vegas Summer League Recap

LAS VEGAS- The Wizards spent their free agency period solidifying their starting lineup.

After six games in the Las Vegas Summer League, two players have made the case for being in the rotation in Washington. Continue reading

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Hornets Strike Again in Free Agency

For the second summer in a row, Charlotte has been able to bolster its roster though free agency.

The addition of Lance Stephenson once again provides an established player at a position of need for the Hornets.  Continue reading

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Miami Retains Wade with Increased Offer

Miami found a way to convince its top recruiter to stay with the team.

After opting out of a deal that would have paid him $42 million over the past two years, guard Dwyane Wade signed another contract over two seasons.  Continue reading

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U.S. World Cup of Basketball Roster

Four years ago when the majority of the NBA’s elite players decided to take the summer off, Kevin Durant seized the opportunity to lead Team USA.

The experience overseas helped Durant elevate his game and paved the path towards his MVP season last year. Continue reading

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Wizards Move Quickly to Land Pierce

The void left behind by Trevor Ariza at the small forward position in Washington didn’t last long.

Hours after losing Ariza to the Houston Rockets, the team found a replacement, signing veteran forward Paul Pierce to a two-year $10 million deal.

The move allows Washington to remain one of the most formidable teams in the Eastern Conference today, while giving the team the necessary flexibility in free agency two years from now.  Continue reading

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