Player Profiles

Podcast: Casting the 2016 Olympic Team

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The United States will have plenty of difficult choices to make when whittling down its roster for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next summer. Coach Mike Krzyzewski intends to take a different approach to selecting 12 players for what will be his final Olympic run for the United States. Instead of conducting a final training camp session weeks …

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Team USA Scrimmage Dominated by Drummond

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Andre Drummond gave Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo plenty to consider on the final day of Team USA’s mini-camp in Las Vegas. As the group of 34 players concluded the 2015 Team USA mini-camp with a scrimmage, it was the play of Drummond that left a lasting impression. At the showcase event, the 22-year-old …

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Harden Officially Joins Adidas

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James Harden was given $200 million reasons to leave Nike. When Adidas offered the guaranteed sum to the All-Star guard, Nike had to weeks to contemplate matching the deal, but ultimately declined. For the remainder of his career, the most famous bearded player in the NBA will be draped in three stripes. Nike opted not to retain Harden became the …

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Turner Ready to Anchor Indiana

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Indiana has cleared the path for Myles Turner to anchor the team in the middle. The team essentially gave away center Roy Hibbert, a former All-Star and runner-up in Defensive Player of the Year voting in 2013-14, sending him to the Lakers in exchange for a future second round pick. Since the Pacers failed to qualify for the post season for the …

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The Thompson Standstill in Cleveland

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If Cleveland brings back Tristan Thompson on a one-year, qualifying offer, it will be his final season with the team. The Cavaliers have been negotiating with the breakout star from the 2015 playoffs since the start of free agency over 40 days ago and as the process has stalled, Thompson’s agent Rich Paul has issued an ultimatum. Thompson can play …

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Podcast: Schedule Preview for the 2015-16 NBA Season

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The NBA is expected to release the schedule for the 2015-16 season next week, but a few key game have already leaked to the press. The Warriors will be featured on opening night and Christmas Day, two of the most highly viewed days on the league’s slate. As the NBA off-season becomes a bit more intriguing with the start of …

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Exum Tears ACL in Exhibition Game

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The breakout campaign of Jazz point guard Dante Exum will have to wait at least a year. During an exhibition game for the Australian national team against Slovenia, Exum landed awkwardly during a jump stop in the lane. The extent of the injury wasn’t initially known, as the 20-year-old even returned to the Australian bench with his knee wrapped as team …

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George Ready to Move Past His Injury

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What was supposed to be a showcase for Team USA as it prepared its journey to the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Tournament in Spain quickly became a gruesome scene. Early in the fourth quarter of the team’s initial scrimmage,  as James Harden sprinted towards the basket for a layup, Paul George chased him down and tried to deflect the shot …

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Bucks Ready for Antetokounmpo to Take Over

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Year three is the time Milwaukee is hoping Giannis Antetokounmpo will transform from a prospect oozing with talent into a legitimate star. The 20-year-old possesses a mixture of attributes never previously seen in the NBA, as he is a 6-foot-11 (and still growing) small forward that has dabbled in playing point guard. The possibilities of ways to attack opponents with Antetokounmpo …

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Wall to Attend Team USA Minicamp

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The list of players competing for a roster spot for Team USA at the 2016 Olympics continues to grow. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has invited 41 players to next week’s three-day mini-camp in Las Vegas, with Washington guard John Wall becoming the latest to RSVP. Reports have surfaced that to be considered for one of the 12 roster spots for the …

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