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  • On The Fly: Rip Hamilton Officially Retiring From NBA

    On The Fly: Rip Hamilton Officially Retiring From NBA
    R ichard Hamilton officially retired Thursday. Rip helped lead UConn to its first men's basketball national title in 1999 as the Huskies beat Duke, 77-74. He was the Final Four MVP and had a game-high 27 points in the title game. He was the Big East...
  • Should Magic tank for Okafor now?

    Should Magic tank for Okafor now?
    The Magic are back to a place they didn't really want to be: the lottery race. They are in the thick of it again after a free-fall. Now looms an intriguing dilemma I shouldn't bring up after so much losing cost Jacque Vaughn his job and fans so much...
  • Duke's Jahlil Okafor Poses A Huge Problem For UConn

    Duke's Jahlil Okafor Poses A Huge Problem For UConn
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Jahlil Okafor was in the middle of a historic night. By halftime against Elon, he already had a double-double. "My teammates were in my ear, telling me they wanted me to be dominating," Okafor said after Duke's victory...
  • ASK IRA: Is a Wade-centric offense best for Deng, Heat?

    ASK IRA: Is a Wade-centric offense best for Deng, Heat?
    Q: Dwyane Wade is scoring but over-dribbling. He is not young enough to beat a lot of guys off the dribble. The ball is therefore is not moving. We can and must do better. -- Leon, Miami. A: You raise a good point about what transpired Wednesday night...
  • Heat granted $2.65 million cap exception for McRoberts' injury

    Heat granted $2.65 million cap exception for McRoberts' injury
    For the first time since July, the Miami Heat have more than pocket change to spend on personnel. The NBA has granted the Heat a $2.65 million disabled-player salary-cap exception in the wake of forward Josh McRoberts undergoing knee surgery earlier...
  • Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2004 | Peoria Central's Shaun Livingston

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2004 | Peoria Central's Shaun Livingston
    Whether he goes to Duke or the NBA, Shaun Livingston realizes he is blessed to be facing a decision most everyone else can only dream about. As a first option, there's Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has won over Livingston's family--especially...
  • UConn vs. South Florida: Setting the Scene at Sun Dome

    TAMPA, Fla. – We’re about half an hour away from the start of UConn vs. South Florida. The Bulls and Huskies are out on the court for their layup drills. Let’s set the scene: The students are back on campus here at USF, so there...
  • UConn Men's Insider: Active Time For Former Huskies In NBA

    UConn Men's Insider: Active Time For Former Huskies In NBA
    It was an eventful first week of 2015 for former Huskies in the NBA. •Kemba Walker had a big night Wednesday, scoring 31 points, including a game-winning basket against New Orleans. It was Walker's third 30-point game in a row for the Bobcats,...
  • Long(shot) list of players fits within Steve Nash disabled exception

    The Lakers were granted a $4.85 million disabled-player exception on Tuesday for injured point guard Steve Nash. What that means for a future Lakers' acquisition isn't as straightforward. The exception is a spending tool that can be used to add one...
  • Lakers have limited options with Julius Randle player exception

    On Monday, the NBA granted the Lakers a $1.5-million disabled player exception for injured rookie power forward Julius Randle. The exception, which expires on March 10, can be used to sign or claim a single player off waivers for $1.5 million, or...
  • ASK IRA: Could Granger help address Heat concerns?

    ASK IRA: Could Granger help address Heat concerns?
    Q: With Danny Granger coming back to the lineup soon, could you see him playing the four for long periods of time? His size and shot would really stretch the floor, like having LeBron James on the floor with Dwyane Wade handling the ball. I could see a...