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Jared Dudley With Dan LeBatard: Talking Lebron James, Gambling And The Secret Fat Guy Inside

Jul 12, 2012 | by Jess Root, sbnation.com

Jared Dudley of the Phoenix Suns was a guest on the ESPN show Dan LeBatard Is Highly Questionable on Wednesday. They talked about an array of topics, one of which was NOT Steve Nash and his departure to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Dudley answered questions about LeBron James winning a championship (he thinks that the players throughout the league are happy ...

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Beal Zone: Could Team USA be in Bradley Beal's future?

Jul 11, 2012 | by Corey Rudd, stlsportsminute.com
Beal Zone: Could Team USA be in Bradley Beal's future?

St. Louis native Bradley Beal is just now getting ready to start his NBA career with the Washington Wizards, who selected the guard third in this year's NBA Draft. 

Beal is currently taking part in the Wizards mini-camp as the team gets ready to participate in the Las Vegas Summer League. 

Meanwhile, Team USA, led by LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, is ...

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Gibson's USA Basketball experience motivates him moving forward

Jul 11, 2012 | by Aggrey Sam, CSNChicago.com
Gibson's USA Basketball experience motivates him moving forward

LAS VEGAS—Before participating in Team USA’s Olympic training camp as a member of USA Basketball’s Select Team, Taj Gibson knew he was a good player.

His performance during the week-long camp, however, convinced him that not only was his stock on the rise, but he was already a player that people around the NBA thought highly of, a fact that he ...

Tags: Taj Gibson , Chicago Bulls

Hummel signs marketing deal with Granite Management LLC

Jul 11, 2012 | by Ross Bolin, wlfi.com
Hummel signs marketing deal with Granite Management LLC

 Former Purdue Boilermaker Robbie Hummel has signed a two-year marketing contract with Granite Management.

Granite Student Living, a service of Granite Management LLC, provider of the widest selection of rental apartments and townhomes throughout the Purdue University area, has signed a two-year marketing contract with Purdue basketball favorite, now Minnesota Timberwolf, Robbie Hummel.

Hummel, who was selected 58 th overall in the ...

Tags: Robbie Hummel , Minnesota Timberwolves

San Francisco 49ers NT Isaac Sopoaga Deserves a Bumper New Contract After 2012

Jul 11, 2012 | by James Dudko, bleacherreport.com
San Francisco 49ers NT Isaac Sopoaga Deserves a Bumper New Contract After 2012

Justin Smith, Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman get all the headlines, but Isaac Sopoaga is the cornerstone of the San Francisco 49ers defense. The veteran nose tackle deserves a lucrative new contract after his current deal expires at the end of the 2012 season.

The unheralded nine-year pro made the switch to nose tackle in 2011 and quickly became one of ...

Tags: Isaac Sopoaga , San Francisco 49ers

1st-round pick Andrew Nicholson impresses in his Magic debut

Jul 09, 2012 | by Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com
1st-round pick Andrew Nicholson impresses in his Magic debut

Andrew Nicholson couldn't have asked for a more auspicious NBA debut.

The rookie power forward hit some nifty jump hooks. He threw down some thunderous dunks. And, best of all from his perspective, he led the Orlando Magic to a 92-88 win over the Brooklyn Nets in the 2012 AirTran Airways Orlando Pro Summer League opener Monday.

"I think I did relatively ...

Tags: Andrew Nicholson , Orlando Magic

Steve Novak staying with Knicks

Jul 09, 2012 | by Jared Zwerling, ESPNNewYork.com

Sharpshooter Steve Novak has agreed to re-sign with the New York Knicks in a deal worth $15 million over four years. The financial terms were confirmed by Novak's agent, Mark Bartelstein.

After making only $992,680 in 2011-12, Novak will cash in on leading the NBA in 3-point percentage last season (47.2). But he had no other destination in mind. From the ...

Tags: Steve Novak , New York Knicks

Nwagbuo is a man with a plan

Jul 09, 2012 | by Bryan Strickland, panthers.com
Nwagbuo is a man with a plan

Ogemdi Nwagbuo has a passion for football, but the Panthers’ defensive tackle also has a nose for business.

That’s why he’s preparing himself in case the business of football sidetracks his passion.

Nwagbuo was one of 37 NFL players to take part in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at the prestigious Harvard Business School earlier in the offseason.

Tags: Ogemdi Nwagbuo , Carolina Panthers

Former Boiler Landry enjoys giving back

Jul 05, 2012 | by Jeff Washburn, jconline.com
Former Boiler Landry enjoys giving back

Carl Landry’s NBA career has taken him from Houston to Sacramento and then on to New Orleans. But the former Purdue standout always looks forward to an annual return trip to West Lafayette for his basketball camp for boys and girls.

The camp is set for July 19-21 at West Lafayette High School. To register, visit carllandry.com.

For the 6-foot-9 Landry, who ...

Tags: Carl Landry , New Orleans Hornets

Miami Dolphins: Davone Bess will be new #1 target

Jul 05, 2012 | by Craig Ballard, rantsports.com
Miami Dolphins: Davone Bess will be new #1 target

Questions may continue as to who the Miami Dolphins will have at QB in 2012, but we do know the #1 target for that QB is likely 5th Year man, Davone Bess.

Tags: Davone Bess , Miami Dolphins

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