Lance Stephenson is more realistic for the Bulls than Melo


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Carmelo Anthony this. Carmelo Anthony that.

What about Lance Stephenson? Which player’s addition is more realistic?  Would Lance Stephenson help the Bulls reemerge as championship contenders?

Much will hinge on the health of star point guard Derrick Rose, who’s been limited to ten games the past two seasons. But a healthy Rose,  assuming he returns to MVP fashion, will not be enough.  But the Bulls need more.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- First Round (3/5/14)


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Andrew WigginsJoel Embiid, or Jabari Parker.  Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft?  It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

So without further ado, here is our 2014 NBA mock draft.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- Second Round (3/5/14)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

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Sixers to buy out Danny Granger, traded Evan Turner for NOTHING


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The Danny Granger for Evan Turner trade, with a small footnote including Lavoy Allen was the highlight of NBA Trade Deadline day. There are trade deadline days some years that are extremely boring, pointless and painful. Then there’s 2014 NBA Trade deadline, which made those kind of deadline days I just described look exciting and interesting.

But it appears Danny Granger won’t be like the Fresh Prince Will Smith, no playing basketball in Philadelphia. Per the SB Nation Sixers blog, Liberty Ballers.

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Evan Turner deal headlines dull NBA trade deadline


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Just when I was starting to come up with clever analogies for how anticlimactic the 2014 NBA trade deadline has been, the Indiana Pacers pulled off a major deal in their hopes of dethroning the Miami Heat as the team to beat in the Eastern Conference by acquiring Evan Turner from the Philadelphia 76ers for Danny Granger. Still, for the second straight year it was a rather dull trade deadline. Here is a breakdown of the deals that were made.

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Pacers will make Evan Turner reach his potential


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Evan Turner’s rookie year with the Philadelphia 76ers has been anything but normal; and not in a good way. The Chicago native who took home all the major national player of the year awards in college basketball during his final season of “amateur” status at Ohio State. His NBA career get off to a very rough start. He looked terrible in summer league; had an atrocious first couple months and when he returned to play in his hometown versus the Bulls for the first time, his numbers read like this: 6.3 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 40.6 FG%, 1.8 Asst. The Sixers demanded better ROI on their 3 year, $12 million investment.

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Sixers trade Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to Pacers for Danny Granger


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The Twitter account of Evan Turner used to include this in its description: “not a business man, but a business; man!”

Yes, the #2 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft truly embodies that legendary Jay-Z prose as he was part of a huge business deal done today. We knew Evan Turner was being dealt today, but it was thought that he’d be headed to San Antonio or Charlotte

Turner was sent from Philadelphia along with Lavoy Allen to Indiana in exchange for Danny Granger. It is being reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.

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2013 NBA Draft re-do


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It is an annual tradition here during the NBA All-Star break to re-do the NBA Draft lottery from the previous year.  The Sports Bank’s NBA Draft Nerd, David Kay and Peter Christian will alternate re-drafting the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft taking into account what they know about the rookies based off their performances so far this season (and there’s not much to be impressed about.)  They will factor in how each team’s roster looked at the time of the draft and give their reasons as to why the selection would be made while adding some witty banter along the way.

Check out The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft (2/6/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely premature 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (2/5/14)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (2/5/14)


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Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker.  Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft?  It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more...]

Indiana Pacers sign Andrew Bynum


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We knew that someone would take on the massive Andrew Bynum contract. After being traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month to the Chicago Bulls, and then waived by Chicago just days after that, Andrew Bynum has landed with a NBA team. The Indiana Pacers announced Saturday they have signed the oft-injured free agent center Andrew Bynum to a contract for the remainder of the season.

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