Team Profiles

Magic Avoid Collapse to Hand Toronto First Loss of Season

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Orlando wasn’t about to let another game slip away. After falling four times in its first five games of the season — by a combined total of 14 points with two losses coming in overtime — the Magic needed a spark to dropping another game to Toronto. The spark came following a lethargic start to the third quarter, as Orlando’s nine point …

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Golden State Begins Title Defense Without Kerr

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The coach that guided Golden State to its first NBA title in four decades won’t be in the building when the championship banner is raised into the rafters. Steve Kerr will be out indefinitely after he was forced to undergo a pair of surgical procedures on his back to prevent a rare spinal fluid leak over the summer. Following surgery …

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Saunders Passes Away at Age 60

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Minnesota won’t begin its 27th season until Wednesday, but it has already suffered the greatest loss in franchise history. Sunday afternoon the Timberwolves revealed minority owner, President of Basketball operations and coach Flip Saunders passed away at the age of 60. The Timberwolves expected to be without Saunders throughout the 2015-16 season, as he went public with his battle against Hodgkins Lymphoma …

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NBA Tweaks its Schedule to Accommodate Players

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The NBA wanted to limit the strain it was putting on its players by reducing the number of back-to-back games, while also playing 82 times without extending the length of the season. With the unveiling of the league’s 2015-16 schedule Wednesday night, the league has done even more, nearly eliminating the four-games-in-five-nights from its slate. The reduction of strenuous travel …

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Revamped NBA Uniforms Give Teams New Look, Hope

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For certain NBA teams, the time to turn over a new leaf and kick off a new era has come this summer, regardless of whether or not they were able to do that with free agents. The Bucks, Raptors, Clippers, Sixers, Hawks, Pacers and Mavericks all have released new uniforms. Most of these teams are on the verge of franchise …

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Nemanja Bjelica Could Be Final Piece in Timberwolves Rebuild

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have been collecting young assets and aggravating their fan base with losing seasons since before the departure of Kevin Garnett in 2007. Following their Western Conference Finals appearance in 2004, the T’Wolves began a descent into mediocrity that has since felt unbreakable. For a franchise that has had 26 draft picks in eight years, success has been …

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Grizzlies Capture Summer League Title in Orlando

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The championship game came down to a single possession. As the 2015 NBA Summer League title contest in Orlando came down to sudden death, meaning the first points scored in double overtime would mark the end of the game, Memphis let Russ Smith create a play. Throughout the five day event, the second year guard out of Louisville continually stated he wanted …

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Oklahoma City Wants to Win as an Organization

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The crowd in Orlando for the 2015 NBA Summer League is solely comprised of media, scouts, agents, NBA players, family members and team personnel. As the teams on the court change, the affiliations in the crowd switch, with only one constant, representatives from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Along with Oklahoma City, the six day Summer League tournament features the Magic, …

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Dysfunction Engulfing the Kings

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Success has been elusive for the Kings and the organization has done little to help its cause. The most unstable franchise in the league is once again experiencing a power struggle, as the head coach wants to deal away the All-Star center, the lone pillar Sacramento has been able to land during an especially bad stretch.

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Knicks Refusal to Add a Point Guard Grating

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The pieces had finally fallen into place, the point guard that has eluded New York for over a decade was there for the taking with the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. The course had been charted, Emmanuel Mudiay was finally going to bring some stability to the point guard position for the Knicks. 

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