Podcast: Fantasy Injuries Already Starting

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The NBA season doesn’t start for another 30 days but injuries are already impacting fantasy basketball. Boston point guard Rajon Rondo broke his left hand after falling in his home and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks recovering from the injury. The loss of Rondo means Marcus Smart, the sixth overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, will likely be the …

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Podcast: Team USA Claims World Cup Title

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Kyrie Irving was the most dominant player for Team USA during Sunday’s gold medal game against Serbia, scoring a game-high 26 points on 6-of-6 shooting from 3-point range. The play of Irving helped the United States clinch a 129-92 victory, becoming the first team in FIBA history to win each tournament game by at least 20 points. The United States …

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Podcast: The Breakout Campaign of Faried

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Kenneth Faried has been the star of Team USA this summer, leading the team in rebounding and field goal percentage, while ranking second in scoring. As he enters the third year of his career, Faried is eligible for a contract extension, but if he doesn’t reach one with Denver by the Oct. 31 deadline, next summer he can seek a …

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Podcast: Defining Roles on Team USA

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Team USA has made the final cuts to its roster for the 2014 World Cup of Basketball Tournament in Spain. The United States will carry four centers, two more than originally projected, and just one true small forward on its squad. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has a general idea of what his starting lineup will be, but in this podcast, we …

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Podcast: The Return of Rose in Chicago

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The return of Derrick Rose lasted just 10 games last season. As injuries and unexpected departures have ravaged Team USA for the upcoming World Cup of Basketball tournament in Spain, the presence of a healthy Rose is a necessity for the United States going forward. In his return to Chicago, Rose helped Team USA secure a 95-78 victory over Brazil …

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Podcast: The Injury Aftermath

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As Team USA began its defense for the gold medal in FIBA international play, Paul George instantly became the story line after he suffered a horrible fracture in his right leg. During the early part of the fourth quarter, George was chasing down a layup attempt from James Harden and landed awkwardly at the base of the basket. George fractured …

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Podcast: Fantasy Winners of the Summer

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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 …

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Podcast: The Free Agency Standstill

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A week of free agency is complete, as Zach Randolph, Dirk Nowitzki and Kyle Lowry have all stayed in place, while a few minor players have landed in new places. All activity has essentially been bottle necked by Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James as teams and other players await their decision. Rumors of James possibly returning to Cleveland have surfaced, while …

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Podcast: Anthony Opts Out of Contract

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Carmelo Anthony will be a free agent July 1, after declining a player option for $23.5 million for next season. New York could bring him back with the ability to offer him a five-year deal worth up to $129 million. Every other team in the league can sign him for a max deal worth $96 million over four years. Chicago …

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Podcast: Building Around Anthony Davis

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In his second season, Anthony Davis established himself as the franchise player in New Orleans. His accelerated development saw him become on of just four players, joining LaMarcus Aldridge, Al Jefferson and Kevin Love to average 20 points and 10 rebounds. Along with his dominance in the post, Davis proved to be the best shot blocker in the NBA, swatting away …

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