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1 hr ago | BleacherReport

Is Klay Thompson Really the Best 2-Way Shooting Guard in the NBA?

With a three-point rocket in his arsenal and the defensive versatility to slide anywhere along the perimeter, Golden State Warriors shooting guard For Thompson's agent, Bill Duffy, that distinction isn't enough. Duffy, who has until October 31 to negotiate a contract extension for the fourth-year sniper, said his client needs no qualifier.


Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Klay Thompson, NBA Players

6 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Memphis Grizzlies invite former Lakers forward Earl Clark to camp

On Monday, former Lakers forward Earl Clark signed a nonguaranteed contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, but he'll have to outplay two others competing for one roster spot -- assuming the Grizzlies take 15 players to the regular season. After a breakout season with the Lakers in 2012-13, Clark signed a two-year, $9-million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers but the Cavs soon after dealt him to the Philadelphia 76ers for Spencer Hawes, who in turn cut him loose .


Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Darius Morris, NBA Players, Marc Gasol, Cleveland Cavaliers

6 hrs ago | King James Gospel

Cleveland Cavaliers roster may be unstoppable late in games

Apr 12, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters drives between Brooklyn Nets guard Jorge Gutierrez and center Andray Blatche in the third quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The Cleveland Cavaliers added LeBron James to help bolster the team back to where it was before he left but there has been a lot made about the rest of the team that has been built around him.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Dion Waiters, LeBron James, NBA Players, Mike Miller

Tue Sep 16, 2014


Predicting the Role and Impact of Each Cleveland Cavs Newcomer This Season

When the Cleveland Cavaliers tip off their 2014-15 NBA season, many viewers will be scrambling for the media guide to see exactly who all these new faces are. The Cavs currently have 18 players on their active roster, 13 of which are new to the team this summer.


Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Basketball, NCAA Women's Basketball, University of Virginia NCAA, Virginia Cavaliers Women's Basketball, NCAA Sports, Brendan Haywood, Dion Waiters, Mike Miller, Charlotte Bobcats, NBA Players, Matthew Dellavedova

Washington Times

James unveils new shoe before restart with Cavs

He was at Nike's corporate headquarters Tuesday for the unveiling of his new shoe, the LeBron 12. It is his first new shoe with Nike since he returned this summer to the Cavs. "I would like this shoe," he joked. "But I love it because it has my name and logo on it."


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Kyrie Irving, NBA Players, Mike Miller, Kevin Love

Source: Spurs workout Jamaal Franklin

Former Memphis Grizzlies guard Jamaal Franklin has been in San Antonio the last few days working out for the Spurs, a league source told the Express-News. Franklin, a 2013 second round pick, was waived by the Grizzlies last month.


Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Aron Baynes, NBA Players, Kawhi Leonard, Jamaal Franklin

Hardwood Paroxysm

How Quickly Everything Can Change: Josh Selby Contemplated Retirement This Summer

According to David Pick , Josh Selby contemplated walking away from the game of basketball this summer at the tender age of 23. Four years ago, nobody would've guessed that this is where Selby's career would be at this point - down in the doldrums, fighting for a roster spot - and the reason why is simple: After a decorated high school career, which saw him average 32 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals per game as a senior at Baltimore's Lake Clifton High School, Selby had everything going for him in the basketball world.


Related Topix: Josh Selby, NBA Players, Sports, NBA Basketball, Houston Rockets, NCAA Basketball, Tennessee Volunteers NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, University of Tennessee NCAA, Tobias Harris


Do We Have James Harden's Defensive Reputation All Wrong?

His reputation on that end of the floor has followed accordingly, with Harden now considered among the NBA's worst defenders. But is this type of inductive reasoning really justified? Harden has been caught mindlessly wandering around the perimeter while his man cuts to the basket.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat, Washington Wizards, Indiana Pacers, Tony Allen, NBA Players


Do the Grind Era Memphis Grizzlies Have an Expiration Date?

For the Memphis Grizzlies , a generation of calm shall come after this offseason's tumult. Owner Robert Pera found his peace after shaking up the front office almost two years after buying the team.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Jordan Adams, Kosta Koufos, Tony Allen, Marc Gasol, NBA Players, Mike Conley

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers: Mike Miller fitting in

The sharp shooter from three point land has made his arrival in Cleveland, Ohio. Shooting guard Mike Miller is eager to get things started in his new home with the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Players, Mike Miller, Miami Heat, LeBron James


Report: Earl Clark gets training camp contract with Memphis

Earl Clark can play the stretch four or is more of a big three , his length makes him a pesky perimeter defender and last season on the whole he shot 33.6 percent from three. The Memphis Grizzlies have 14 guys under contract next season but are always looking for a little more shooting and versatility.


Related Topix: Earl Clark, NBA Players, Sports, NBA Basketball, Jon Leuer, Dallas Mavericks, Quincy Pondexter, Zach Randolph, Vince Carter

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Undrafted guard Chris Crawford inks two-year deal with Cavaliers

Cleveland, OH, United States - The Cleveland Cavaliers signed undrafted guard Chris Crawford to a two-year deal including a partial guarantee. "Undrafted PG Chris Crawford signed a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including partial guarantee, league sources tell RealGM," Charania tweeted.


Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Basketball, Memphis Tigers NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, University of Memphis NCAA, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Basketball, LeBron James, Mike Miller, Chris Crawford, Miami Heat, NBA Players

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Pounding the Rock

Tim Duncan's best post-ups of 2013-14 Part I

In the seventeenth installment of the "best of" series we'll look at The Big Fundamental do work in the post. Tim Duncan may not bang down low like he used to, but the veteran big can still get it done when called upon.


Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Tim Duncan, NBA Players, Tiago Splitter, Marco Belinelli, Manu Ginobili


Can Terrence Ross Finally Make the Leap for Toronto Raptors This Season?

Entering his third season in the NBA , Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors will look to become the consistent presence on both the offensive and defensive end that fans, coaches and players alike know he's capable of being. What we've seen through his rookie and sophomore years is a player whose stock fluctuates more times than the price of gold.


Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, Terrence Ross, NBA Players, Kyle Lowry, Sacramento Kings

The Memphis Flyer

What We Talk About When We Talk About Tayshaun: A Meditation

I'll open with what many of you don't want to hear: I think Tayshaun Prince will finish this season in a Grizzlies uniform. I don't think the team will be able to get trade him without having to give up too much else.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Tayshaun Prince, NBA Players, Dallas Mavericks, Tony Allen, Zach Randolph, Vince Carter

Wed Sep 10, 2014


5 Players the Memphis Grizzlies Need to Step Up Next Season

The Memphis Grizzlies are looking for reinforcement on the wing after they couldn't keep up with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the playoffs with a core focused on scoring in the paint. Their main offseason signing, Vince Carter, reinvented himself in recent years doing just that.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Dallas Mavericks, Marc Gasol, NBA Players, Vince Carter, Quincy Pondexter, Zach Randolph, Mike Conley

The Chronicle-Telegram

Shawn Marion officially signs with Cavs

The Cavaliers added more championship experience Tuesday with the official signing of veteran forward Shawn Marion, who agreed to terms in the middle of August. The 36-year-old Marion, who signed what is believed to be a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $1.4 million, won an NBA title with Dallas in 2011.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Players, Shawn Marion, Miami Heat, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Mike Miller

Fear the Sword

Evaluating what Dion Waiters was and will be on the new-look Cavaliers

Dion Waiters, the presumed starting guard of the new look Cleveland Cavaliers, is set for a make it or break it year. Dion Waiters is, by the virtue of how he plays basketball and tweets , an athlete that people have strong opinions about with very little grey area.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dion Waiters, NBA Players, Anthony Bennett, Miami Heat, LeBron James, Mike Miller, Tristan Thompson

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Rant Sports

Marc Gasol Will Leave Memphis Grizzlies For the New York Knicks in 2015

The New York Knicks are going to have a new look in 2014-15. They have Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher running the show with Carmelo Anthony coming back to be the star of it all.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, NBA Players, Andrea Bargnani, Marc Gasol

Business Journal

Memphis named top "underrated" sports town

With the Memphis Redbirds in the playoffs and the University of Memphis Tigers football team opening its season with a decimation of Austin Peay University, things are looking up right now for Bluff City athletics.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Zach Randolph, NBA Players