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  1. Is this finally Favors' breakout run?

    Tom Carpenter

    For the first three seasons of Derrick Favor's NBA career, he was all potential and no production. Last season, his fourth campaign, Favors hinted at his tremendous long-term upside at times. Will it all come together this season? At 23, Favors sh...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  2. Will Gay play in Sunday's final?

    Tom Carpenter

    During Thursday's FIBA World Cup tilt with Lithuania, Rudy Gay took a rough 'bow right to his grill. He felt it was a dirty play and got into a postgame kerfuffle with his opponents. How bad was the damage to Gay's mouth? There appear to be varyin...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  3. Is Saric ready to ball in NBA?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Philadelphia 76ers acquired Croatian forward Dario Saric during this year's draft. Although he isn't expected to play for the team this season, coach Brett Brown thinks that the 20-year-old is ready to ball with NBA players. "I think he can pl...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  4. Will Gallinari be ready for '14-'15 season?

    Tom Carpenter

    In June of 2013, Danilo Gallinari underwent surgery to repair a partially torn ACL in his knee. At the time, the hope was that he would be able to return to action during the 2013-14 campaign, but he eventually underwent a full-blown reconstructive p...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  5. Expectations for Lou Williams with TOR

    Tom Carpenter

    Over the course of his nine NBA campaigns, Louis Williams has started just 54 of the 554 games in which has has taken part. Some players can't handle coming off the pine, but Williams has flourished in that reserve role, regularly averaging 14 PPG, 3...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  6. Will Kyrie Irving play Saturday?

    Tom Carpenter

    During Thursday's FIBA World Cup matchup against Team Ukraine, Kyrie Irving took a nasty fall. The guard was upended and landed hard on his hip and lower back. Will he miss any game action going forward? "Kyrie Irving went through the U.S. work...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  7. Does Rondo 'want out' of Boston?

    Tom Carpenter

    As we noted a few days ago, there are myriad reasons why the Boston Celtics are unlikely to trade Rajon Rondo this season. However, ESPNBoston.com's Jackie McMullen said earlier this week, during a break on ESPN's "Around the Horn," that Rondo ha...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  8. What to expect from Pacers rookie Rudez

    Tom Carpenter

    When the Indiana Pacers signed Croatian sharp-shooting SF Damjan Rudez in early July, the expectation was that he would play a bit role off of the bench. Of course, since then stud small forward Paul George was felled by a broken leg. Since he will m...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  9. Heat seeking veteran depth?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Miami Heat did a pretty good job of filling out their starting lineup after LeBron James decided to take his talents back to Cleveland. They lured Chris Bosh back, hoping he will return to his ways as a 20-PPG scorer, and added steady veteran Luo...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  10. Wolves expecting more stats from Thad?

    Tom Carpenter

    The big chip for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Kevin Love trade was top draft pick Andrew Wiggins. However, they also secured a quality and versatile forward in Thaddeus Young. Surely, the Wolves hope that Wiggins will quickly force his way in...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  11. World Cup a showcase for FA Barbosa?

    Tom Carpenter

    Although veteran guard Leandro Barbosa is unlikely to return to form as a fantasy factor as he slides further into his 30s, he is aiming to return to the NBA next season. He told RealGM.com that he's talked to a few teams about signing as a free a...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  12. Monroe still a sign-and-trade option?

    Tom Carpenter

    Earlier this week, it was reported that Greg Monroe had informed the Detroit Pistons that he will sign his qualifying offer to stick with the team for the 2014-15 campaign, then become an unrestricted free agent next summer. He has until Oct. 1 to ac...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  13. Will Durant rest more in '14-'15?

    Tom Carpenter

    When Kevin Durant tapped out of the 2014 FIBA World Cup this week, most of the speculation centered on whether there was a connection between his decision and the inherent risk of playing competitive ball in the offseason, which was heightened when P...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  14. Could NBA nix Kevin Love trade?

    Tom Carpenter

    As part of the trade agreement that is expected to put Kevin Love with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Andrew Wiggins with the Minnesota Timberwolves, it was reported that Love had assured the Cavs that he would opt out of his contract next summer and si...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  15. Decision nearing for Greg Monroe?

    Tom Carpenter

    When Detroit Pistons big man Greg Monroe signed with agent David Falk, the immediate fear for 'Stones fans was that the notorious agent would convince some team to give him a max contract, which the Pistons would be unwilling to match. Yet, here we a...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  16. What's next for Larry Drew?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's been a rough offseason for Larry Drew, who went from being the coach of the No. 2 overall pick in the draft (Jabari Parker) to the unemployment line in the most unceremonious firing you may ever see. So what's next for Drew? "It appears th...

    Blog | August 03, 2014