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Monte Poole: Golden State Warriors coach Keith Smart abolishes the doghouse

The old Warriors doghouse, with its graffiti-covered walls and sagging floorboards, has been demolished.In its place, Keith Smart vows, will be a figurative open-air facility with a literal open-door policy.

Contra Costa Times | 2395 days ago | 2408 Ballers sent

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Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh Should Be Traded by the Miami Heat

The Miami Heat are standing on the verge of a serious gut check. What was presumed to be just another photo op on the way to a sweat-and-champagne-mingled celebration with the Larry O'Brien trophy, has ...

Bleacher Report .com | 1834 days ago | 2027 Ballers sent

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Rookies to watch

Rookies to watch Blake Griffin, Clippers Looks to be the total power-forward package - but now is sidelined with a broken left kneecap (more on that story, page B8). Tyreke Evans, ...

SFGate Golden State Warriors | 2768 days ago | 1727 Ballers sent

2017 COACH NBA NEWS

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return to bench

Former Timberwolves point guard Stephon Marbury is a megastar in the Chinese Basketball Association. He ...

StarTribune Timberwolves | 21 hours ago | 0 Baller sent

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Minnesota Timberwolves: Grading Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau had a mixed bag of results during his first year as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The ...

Dunking With Wolves | 21 hours ago | 0 Baller sent

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Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue: Celtics prove tougher to defend than Warriors

Cavs coach says of Celtics, "It's harder to defend than Golden State's (offense) for me."

USA Today .com | 1 day ago | 0 Baller sent

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Trust Colangelo: 76ers president holds reigns on Process

After his team was thoroughly defeated again Monday, capping Golden State’s Western Conference Finals sweep and keeping the Warriors undefeated in the postseason, ...

StarTribune Timberwolves | 1 day ago | 0 Baller sent

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Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5

After his team was thoroughly defeated again Monday, capping Golden State’s Western Conference Finals sweep and keeping the Warriors undefeated in the postseason, ...

StarTribune Timberwolves | 1 day ago | 0 Baller sent

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AP Source: Bucks opening up GM search after Hammond exit

After his team was thoroughly defeated again Monday, capping Golden State’s Western Conference Finals sweep and keeping the Warriors undefeated in the postseason, ...

StarTribune Timberwolves | 2 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Jeff Weltman says Magic front-office position a 'dream job'

After his team was thoroughly defeated again Monday, capping Golden State’s Western Conference Finals sweep and keeping the Warriors undefeated in the postseason, ...

StarTribune Timberwolves | 2 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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AP Source: All-Star game coming to Charlotte in 2019

After his team was thoroughly defeated again Monday, capping Golden State’s Western Conference Finals sweep and keeping the Warriors undefeated in the postseason, ...

StarTribune Timberwolves | 2 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Golden State is beautiful to watch (unless you love the Wolves)

After his team was thoroughly defeated again Monday, capping Golden State’s Western Conference Finals sweep and keeping the Warriors undefeated in the postseason, ...

StarTribune Timberwolves | 3 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Predators coach Peter Laviolette joins an elite group with another trip ...

Predators coach Peter Laviolette didn’t seem overly impressed that in guiding his team to a six-game elimination of the Ducks in the Western Conference finals he became only ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 3 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

MIAMI, May 16 – The Miami HEAT announced today that it will host an end-of-year celebration for 352 HEAT Academy student

StarTribune Timberwolves | 3 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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LeBron James Wins PBWA’s 2016-17 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

LeBron James has won the 2016-17 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award as selected by the Professional Basketball Writers Association (PBWA). The honor, named after ...

Cleveland Cavaliers | 5 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Coach Joerger Shares Expectations for Future

Wrapping up his first season with Sacramento, Kings head coach Dave Joerger is looking to build a playoff-caliber team in the ...

Sacramento Kings | 7 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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The refugees in Twin Falls, Idaho, were smeared. Trump should speak up ...

To the editor: To say that the refugees who have been resettled in Twin Falls, Idaho, are “misrepresented” by the far right is an understatement. It is more than spreading“fake news” to lie (as Alex ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 7 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Steve Kerr blasts 'blowhard' Trump, says he's 'ill-suited' for presidency

The Warriors coach didn't hold back when talking about President Trump.

USA Today .com | 8 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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NBA notes: Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game 2

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich ruled Kawhi Leonard out for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals because of a sprained left ankle ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 10 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Timberwolves Free Agency: Atlanta Hawks Edition

As we wind through the playoff teams that were eliminated in the NBA's first round and evaluate potential fits with the Timberwolves, we land on the curious ...

Dunking With Wolves | 11 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Steve Kerr's playoff presence an encouraging sign for Warriors

The Warriors coach has been on a leave of absence for nearly a month.

USA Today .com | 11 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich criticizes 'embarrassing' President Trump

Popovich gave a hard foul to President Donald Trump – again.

USA Today .com | 12 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich criticizes 'embarrassing' President Trump

Popovich gave a hard foul to President Donald Trump – again.

USA Today .com | 12 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau facing a long fix-it list

The former Minnesota prep star has dominated the Canadian pro basketball league all season and continues his quest to raise the profile of mental health ...

StarTribune Timberwolves | 12 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Galaxy hope to carry momentum into Red Bulls' match

The Galaxy didn’t win a game last weekend. But they may have turned a corner. And for coach Curt Onalfo, that counts as major progress. “I think we became a team,” he said ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 13 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Spurs rout James Harden, Rockets 114-75 to win series

The Memphis Grizzlies’ first-ever Youth Basketball Coach of the Year Randy Odom has been named one of eight semi-finalists for the national Jr. ...

StarTribune Timberwolves | 14 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Coach Tom Thibodeau, other Timberwolves brass scope out talent at NBA ...

The Memphis Grizzlies’ first-ever Youth Basketball Coach of the Year Randy Odom has been named one of eight semi-finalists for the national Jr. ...

StarTribune Timberwolves | 14 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Chargers' Desmond King, Rayshawn Jenkins have something to prove when ...

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn and quarterback Philip Rivers both cracked jokes at defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s expense before the team began the last day of the draft, ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 14 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni offers Steve Nash-James Harden comparison

Rockets coach says Harden's ability to make plays is "as good as anybody I've ever seen."

USA Today .com | 15 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Ducks coach Randy Carlyle helps change the script in Game 7

The Ducks’ Game 7 curse is dead. They are alive and headed for the Western Conference finals against the Nashville Predators thanks to a skillful snipe by a brawny winger with a battered nose, and ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 15 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Lakers prepare for draft lottery by going to combine in Chicago

After weeks of meetings, Lakers coach Luke Walton, general manager Rob Pelinka and president of basketball operations Orlando ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 15 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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2010 NBA Mock Draft
01. John Wall (WW)
02. Evan Turner (76ers)
03. Derrick Favors (NJN)
04. Wesley Johnson (MT)
05. DeMarcus Cousins (SK)
06. Ekpe Udoh (GSW)
07. Greg Monroe (DP)
08. Al-Farouq Aminu (LAC)
09. Gordon Hayward (UJ)
10. Paul George (IP)
2009 NBA Mock Draft
01. Blake Griffin (LAC)
02. Hasheem Thabeet (MG)
03. James Harden (OCT)
04. Tyreke Evans (SK)
05. Ricky Rubio (MT)
06. Jonny Flynn (MT)
07. Stephen Curry (GSW)
08. Jordan Hill (NYK)
09. DeMar DeRozan (TR)
10. Brandon Jennings (MB)
Scoring
01. Kevin Durant27.7
02. LeBron James26.7
03. Carmelo Anthony25.6
04. Dwyane Wade25.5
05. Kobe Bryant25.3
06. Amare Stoudemire25.3
07. Derrick Rose25.0
08. Monta Ellis24.1
09. Kevin Martin23.5
10. Dirk Nowitzki23.0
Rebounds
01. Kevin Love15.2
02. Dwight Howard14.1
03. Zach Randolph12.2
04. Blake Griffin12.1
05. Kris Humphries10.4
06. Pau Gasol10.2
07. David Lee9.8
08. Al Jefferson9.7
09. Emeka Okafor9.5
10. Tyson Chandler9.4
Assists
01. Steve Nash11.4
02. Rajon Rondo11.2
03. Deron Williams10.3
04. Chris Paul9.8
05. Jose Calderon8.9
06. Raymond Felton8.3
07. John Wall8.3
08. Jason Kidd8.2
09. Russell Westbrook8.2
10. Derrick Rose7.7
Steals
01. Chris Paul2.4
02. Rajon Rondo2.3
03. Monta Ellis2.1
04. Russell Westbrook1.9
05. Tony Allen1.8
06. Mike Conley1.8
07. Jason Kidd1.7
08. Raymond Felton1.7
09. LeBron James1.6
10. Trevor Ariza1.6
Blocks
01. Andrew Bogut2.6
02. Dwight Howard2.4
03. JaVale McGee2.4
04. Serge Ibaka2.4
05. Andrew Bynum2.0
06. Darko Milicic2.0
07. Al Jefferson1.9
08. Amare Stoudemire1.9
09. Tim Duncan1.9
10. Roy Hibbert1.8