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  • Flip Saunders swears he loves 3-pointers (Ball Don't Lie)
  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Los Angeles Lakers (Ball Don't Lie)
    You’re in your second semester of AP Basketball History, you love really good teams, and you love lists. With precious little drama left in the NBA’s 2015 offseason, why don’t we hit the barroom and/or barbershop, pour ourselves a frosty mug of Barbicide, and get to arguin’ over each franchise’s most formidable starting five-man lineup. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball ] Because we don’t like making tough decisions, the lineups will reflect the All-NBA line of thinking. There will be no differentiation between separate forward and guard...

  • Josh Smith isn't Latrell Sprewell, clarifies 'harder on me' comment (Ball Don't Lie)
    When Josh Smith kinda, sorta insinuated life would be more difficult playing on an NBA veteran minimum salary this season, the Internet's hot-take police naturally ran with the perceived Latrell Sprewellian angle. This was the quote that made the rounds after last week's press conference to introduce Smith, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal to play for the Clippers in 2015-16, his fourth team in just over two years: "At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family," he said. "So it is going to be a little harder on me...

  • The 10-man rotation, starring Luol Deng, man of the people (Ball Don't Lie)
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] C : Bleacher Report . Ethan Skolnick talks to Luol Deng about the leadership role he's taken in the NBA's efforts in Africa and how it's helping the Miami Heat forward prepare for what will come next: "I really believe that my involvement in...

  • LeBron talks Tristan Thompson's contract, 'Space Jam,' more in Twitter Q&A (Ball Don't Lie)
  • Josh Smith says it will be 'harder' to work on his $6.9 M salary, and he's kind of right (Ball Don't Lie)
    New Los Angeles Clipper signee Josh Smith is trying to turn his career around with his fourth team in 26 months. The versatile forward, who finished out 2014-15 with Houston after being waived by the Detroit Pistons midseason, signed on for the veteran’s minimum in Los Angeles at around $1.5 million for 2015-16. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball ] He also maybe kinda let a dumb, if completely accurate, thing slip. Speaking at the press conference introducing (and, in DeAndre Jordan’s case, re-introducing ) new...

  • The 10-man rotation, starring optimism about the NBA dealing with new billions (Ball Don't Lie)
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C : Bleacher Report . Howard Beck brings sunshine through the cloud cover provided last week by the words of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts : "While more money might create more reasons to fight, the opposite could also be true: It might convince everyone not to mess with a good thing....

  • 2015-16 NBA uniform leaks: New alternates for OKC, Mavs, Nuggets and more? (Ball Don't Lie)
    Several NBA teams have unveiled new uniforms for the upcoming season in recent months, with some — like the Los Angeles Clippers , Milwaukee Bucks , Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks — undergoing full-fledged revamps and others — like the Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers — adding spicy new alternate kits to their existing collection of threads. Evidently, though, we'll be seeing even more new unis during the next NBA campaign ... provided, of course, that this collection of 2015-16 Season Identity Updates that began to make its way around the Internet late Wednesday night via Reddit's NBA community and...

  • NBA-National Basketball Association roundup (Reuters)
    The day could be coming when a division winner might not make the NBA playoffs. Speaking as part of a panel discussion at the Beyond Sport United program on Wednesday in Newark, New Jersey, commissioner Adam Silver said the league might not guarantee a playoff spot for division winners if they finish out of the top eight in the conference standings. Currently, a division winner is guaranteed no worse than a number four seed in the postseason.

  • Pistons sign first-round pick Stanley Johnson (The Associated Press)
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have signed Stanley Johnson, their first-round draft pick.

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