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Beyond Points: Which Players Have Emerged as NBA's Deadliest Scorers?

Scoring is the most glamorous aspect of the NBA game.<p>When you see highlights in the wee hours of the morning, they're normally filled with players raining in three-pointers, completing rim-smashing dunks and alley-oops, crossing over the opposition and dropping the subsequent attempt or hitting …

Every NBA Roster's Strongest Position for 2013-14 Season

Point guard. Shooting guard. Small forward. Power forward. Center.<p>Those positional designations are starting to mean less as NBA teams adopt more amorphous systems, but each of the Association's 30 teams still has a spot in the lineup that stands out above the rest.<p>Maybe it's because the best …

Report: NBA to Install High-Tech Cameras in Every League Arena

The NBA is about to get a whole lot fancier.<p>Grantland's Zach Lowe reports that the Association will be installing new data-tracking cameras in every arena prior to the start of next season.<p>Exactly half of all teams used the Stats LLC SportVU cameras last year after six organizations had them …

6 Reasons Why Allen Iverson Is Clearly a 1st-Ballot Hall of Famer

Allen Iverson is a future first-ballot Hall of Famer.<p>His career was marred by drama, inefficiency and the absence of a championship, but that doesn't change how great a player he was.<p>He gave the NBA 14 years of potent scoring and underrated playmaking. When those tasked with recognizing greatness …

HoopsHype

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Basketball

Western Conference Teams That Will Be Better Than LA Lakers in 2013-14

Jordan Hill is a bit delusional.<p>In a phone interview with Mark Medina of the <i>Los Angeles Daily News</i>, the Los Angeles Lakers backup center said the following about his team's chances in the Western Conference:<p>We definitely could be in the top three in the West. I don’t see why not. Kobe is making …

Carmelo Anthony preparing for better competition in the East

New York Knicks' forward Carmelo Anthony is preparing himself for the increased competition in the Eastern Conference this season.<p>The offseason isn't …

5 NBA Teams Poised to Take the Biggest Steps Back

Whether intentionally or on accident, every year, a handful of teams are noticeably worse than the season before.<p>With many players, coaches and general managers spending their summer either looking for new work or finding it, organizations are forced to adapt to the change and then dictate which …

Report: Howard demanded Bryant be amnestied or 'muzzled'

A report indicates that Dwight Howard demanded Kobe Bryant be amnestied or "muzzled' and that the Lakers fire Mike D'Antoni.<p>CSN Bay Area reports that …

5 NBA Teams That Could Surprise in 2013-14

Remember when the Houston Rockets were going to be the worst team in the Western Conference last year? That was back when James Harden was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Jeremy Lin was a leading member of the overpaid-in-the-offseason club.<p>But even after the Harden heist, the Rockets …

LeBron James and Greg Oden already working out together

Miami Heat star LeBron James has evidence that he is trying to establish some chemistry with recently-signed center Greg Oden.<p>James posted a photo on …

Dwight Howard did not enjoy having Kobe Bryant as a teammate

Among center Dwight Howard’s demands when he met with the Los Angeles Lakers before signing with the Houston Rockets were quieting or releasing star …

Dwight Howard

Why NY Knicks Will Win 2014 Atlantic Division Title

The New York Knicks took a big leap in the right direction last season.<p>NY won over 50 games, reached the Eastern Conference semifinals, allowed Carmelo Anthony to flourish as the league’s top scorer and set the foundation for the future of the franchise.<p>But the most important accomplishment in Mike …

World Peace eyes China ... football?

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- One day after being waived by the Los Angeles Lakers via the amnesty provision, Metta World Peace said he doesn't want any NBA …

Mike D'Antoni

O.J. Mayo signs for 3 years, $24M

The Milwaukee Bucks signed free-agent guard O.J. Mayo on Saturday, hoping he will add some much-needed offensive punch to a roster that is searching …

NBA

Dwight Howard wants 'fresh start'

HOUSTON -- Dwight Howard has a new team and catchy new nickname.<p>"He's not Superman anymore. He's Rocket Man now," longtime Rockets broadcaster Bill …

Dwight Howard

Hawks bring back Jeff Teague

ATLANTA -- Jeff Teague is still a member of the Atlanta Hawks.<p>The Hawks on Saturday matched the four-year, $32 million offer sheet the restricted …

NBA

Rockets' 2012 core will stay, GM says

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey says there's one reason he'll be keeping the core of the team intact despite adding a new centerpiece …

NBA

Source: Knicks contact World Peace

Metta World Peace wants to play for the New York Knicks, according to a person close to the veteran small forward.<p>World Peace cleared waivers late …

Basketball

Sources: Greg Oden meetings set

Free-agent center Greg Oden will be in Las Vegas this week for face-to-face meetings with officials from the Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings and …

NBA

Derrick Rose says he's 100 percent

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose tried to erase any lingering doubts about his readiness to play when he told reporters in Madrid that he will …

Basketball

Elton Brand signs with Hawks

Free-agent center Elton Brand signed with the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.<p>Source told ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst that Brand received a one-year contract …

NBA

Metta World Peace joining Knicks

Metta World Peace, who cleared waivers late Sunday afternoon after being amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers, has found a new landing spot.<p>World …

Basketball

J.R. Smith has surgery on left knee

The New York Knicks have announced Sixth Man Award winner J.R. Smith has had patellar tendon surgery and an arthroscopy for a tear in the lateral …

Basketball

Heat waive veteran Mike Miller

The Miami Heat waived veteran guard Mike Miller via the amnesty provision ahead of Tuesday's deadline.<p>Miller's agents already have begun reaching out …

NBA

Jason Kidd put on interim probation

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. -- Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and was placed on interim …

Crime

Lakers 'close' to hiring Kurt Rambis

The Los Angeles Lakers are "close" to hiring Kurt Rambis for their coaching staff, a source with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.<p>Rambis, an …

Basketball

LeBron James, Heat repeat at ESPYS

Just like he did with the Miami Heat, LeBron James went back-to-back at the ESPYS.<p>Almost one month after leading the Heat to their second consecutive …

Lakers eyeing Melo, LeBron

The Los Angeles Lakers, whose plan to re-sign center Dwight Howard did not pan out this offseason, are looking at adding LeBron James or Carmelo …

NBA

Mavs, Samuel Dalembert have deal

The Dallas Mavericks have reached a verbal agreement with free-agent big man Samuel Dalembert to be their new starting center.<p>"It's not signed, …