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Power Ranking the Mavericks: Preseason Edition

Apr 12, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki and guard Monta Ellis during the game against the Phoenix Suns at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Suns 101-98.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Basketball, Chandler Parsons, NBA Players, Brandan Wright, Monta Ellis, Tyson Chandler, Dirk Nowitzki, New York Knicks

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Silver Screen and Roll

Lakers season preview: Steve Nash's final chapter is his own to write

It's all coming to an end for Steve Nash, and he deserves a fair chance to end his career the way he wants. Steve Nash's time with the Los Angeles Lakers has been an outright failure, there's no way around it.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Steve Nash, NBA Players, Jeremy Lin, Jordan Clarkson

Houston Chronicle

Rockets players Trevor Ariza, Troy Daniels try their hands at being different type of a pawn starsa

But after a visit to Ryan Middle School's Baylor College of Medicine Academy for the Rockets' Clutch City Checkmate Challenge, he is more confident in his game. Ariza, along with guard Troy Daniels and general manager Daryl Morey attended the event at the middle school where Morey spoke about strategy to the school'd chess club and then all three joined the players to play against American Chess Grandmaster Susan Polgar.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Troy Daniels, NBA Players, Washington Wizards, Trevor Ariza

BleacherReport

Byron Scott's Championship Talk a Double-Edged Sword for Los Angeles Lakers

't exactly a scarce commodity in the world of professional sports. If anything, it's a prerequisite for any championship-caliber psyche - the mental pillar on which the world's best athletes and coaches will inevitably lean in times both boom and bust.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle, NBA Players, Chicago Bulls

BleacherReport

5 Free-Agent Fliers Los Angeles Lakers to Gamble on Entering Next Season

After striking out on the home run hitters of the 2014 crop, the storied franchise shifted its focus to the superstar targets slated to hit the market over the coming years. Maintaining future flexibility has taken precedence above all else although the purple and gold still hope to put a competitive product on the floor in the present.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Nick Young, Miami Heat

USA Today

Klay Thompson rises to NBA elite with golden offseason

Klay Thompson rises to NBA elite with golden offseason After a breakout showing with Team USA, Klay Thompson may be the best shooting guard in the NBA. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s42n5C USA and Warriors guard Klay Thompson enjoys his gold medal at the FIBA World Cup alongside NBA and USA teammate Stephen Curry.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Klay Thompson, NBA Players, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers

Mavs Moneyball

Ellis and Parsons make appearances in SI's Top 100

In the first set of rankings -- 100-51 -- both Monta Ellis and Chandler Parsons make appearances. 2013-14 statistics a 19.0 PPG, 5.7 APG, 3.6 RPG, 45.1 FG%, 33.0 3P% a 16.8 PER, 4.9 Win Shares, 1.9 RAPM Ellis hasn't changed much in the last year, but a chance to play for a first-rate coach alongside a superstar scorer has clarified his optimal role.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Basketball, Orlando Magic, NBA Players, Monta Ellis, Chandler Parsons

Houston Chronicle

Some Rockets have extra motivation in summer workouts

The gym has been crowded, now with enough Rockets players for five-on-five games to end the days' workouts. While four Rockets players have been busy in Spain, most of the rest have been at Toyota Center, with unusually good turnout for the customary off-season workouts around the NBA.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Troy Daniels, Isaiah Canaan, Nick Johnson, Patrick Beverley, NBA Players, Robert Covington

Canis Hoopus

Monday's Musings: USA Wins World Cup, Woj weighs in on Team USA, Ricky Rubio

Team USA won the FIBA World Cup. Milos Teodosic is good, but do teams think he's NBA good? Woj has opinions regarding Team USA and Coach K. He also did a story on Ricky Rubio.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, James Harden, Kevin Love, San Antonio Spurs, Boris Diaw

Lake Show Life

Can The Lakers Develop Its Young Players While Playing Boozer, Lin, and Johnson?

Mar 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott reacts during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USA TODAY Sports While the Lakers have built a respectable roster this season, considering their long term wishes for flexibility, the team faces a dilemma.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Ryan Kelly, Jeremy Lin, Julius Randle, NBA Players, Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WebProNews

Jeremy Lin Says He's Working Hard On Defense

Jeremy Lin has been working hard all summer and says that he is ready to show everyone what he's got on the court. Many Lakers fans have questioned his skills and ability as a point guard, but Lin says he isn't worried and know that he has what it takes to help bring his team to victory.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, Jeremy Lin, NBA Basketball, NBA Players

Alabama Live

United States sweeps through Serbia for world basketball championship

Spain's King Felipe applauds as United States captain James Harden lifts the trophy for his team as they celebrate winning the FIBA World Cup at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, James Harden, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Sacramento Kings, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, DeMarcus Cousins

Lake Show Life

Do the Lakers have a Bench Mob?

Mar 31, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is blocked out by Memphis Grizzlies forward Ed Davis and forward Tayshaun Prince during the first half at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports This provides an opportunity for Nick Young and Kobe Bryant to get minutes at the small forward position.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Nick Young, Jeremy Lin, Xavier Henry, Julius Randle

Swarm and Sting

Team USA vs. Serbia: FIBA Gold-Medal game preview

Aug 20, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The United States bench reacts during the second half of a game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Well, there's only one game left for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, and that is the Gold-Medal match against Serbia.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Minnesota Timberwolves

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Dallas Morning News

How Team USA's need for size (and not Parsons) could push the Mavs forward

The Mavericks have their man. Chandler Parsons is now a Dallas Maverick after the rival Houston Rockets elected not to match a 3-year, $36 million offer sheet.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Basketball, Chandler Parsons, NBA Players, Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks, Devin Harris

USA Today

Watchability: Lakers need Kobe more than ever

Los Angeles Lakers: No. 25 in NBA Watchability Rankings Kobe Bryant is back for what could be his penultimate NBA season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, Julius Randle, Nick Young

Mavs Moneyball

Weekend poll: Which Dallas Maverick will have the best dunk this season?

It was a sad day when news came down that Vince Carter was leaving Dallas. The Mavericks lost a great teammate, fantastic 3-point shooter and excellent locker room spokesperson.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Basketball, Chandler Parsons, Tyson Chandler, NBA Players, Brandan Wright, New York Knicks, Monta Ellis

Nugg Love

Faried's play for USA Making him money

Apr 6, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried reacts to a play during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports Kenneth Faried has been the biggest surprise on the Team USA roster during the FIBA World Cup Tournament the last few weeks.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kenneth Faried, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Denver Nuggets

Lake Show Life

Jeremy Lin Doing More Off-Season Training

Jul 24, 2014; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers Jeremy Lin waits to be introduced to the media during a press conference at Toyota Sports Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports One can't help but think that Jeremy Lin has a tremendous work ethic.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, Jeremy Lin, NBA Basketball, NBA Players

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Contra Costa Times

FIBA: Stephen Curry becomes a leader

Now, the Warriors' star is again shining for the stars and stripes, this time with a more expansive role. At 26, Curry is the second-oldest player on a U.S. team whose average age is the youngest among the 24 teams competing in the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Stephen Curry, NBA Players, Shaun Livingston, Klay Thompson, James Harden

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