Author Archives: Stephen D. Riley

  • Pelicans’ Anthony Davis on Verge of Superstardom

    With NBA basketball buried in the middle of the offseason, International Basketball Federation (FIBA) competition and international play are going to be the pulse of the hardwood for the next 30 days. After losing Kevin Durant and Paul George over the last few weeks to fatigue and injury, the ...

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  • Wizards May Regret Cassell’s Defection

    For a team desperately trying to reshape its image and make itself a permanent fixture among the traditional NBA powerhouses, it’s the little maneuvers that go a long way. So for the Washington Wizards—a team still wiping off the dirt from years of being buried in the NBA graveyard—every little ...

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  • Paul George’s Injury a BIG Blow to Basketball

    Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George might not have the biggest name in the NBA, but he has one of the best games. The lanky smooth forward exploded onto the scene in the last few years as a defense-first, complete combo wingman, earning him All Star honors and a Team USA invite. Now he is ...

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  • Dilemma May Loom for Wizards at Small Forward Position

    If the 2014 NBA Summer League taught fans anything about the Washington Wizards, it’s that 2013 second-round draft pick Glen Rice Jr. has just as much potential as one of the top three overall selections in that draft, Otto Porter. While both excelled in Las Vegas last week, and each was named ...

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  • Wizards Balance Summer League, Free Agency in Busy Week

    Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. certainly have the bloodlines for the National Basketball Association (NBA) hardwood. After a pair of uninspiring rookie campaigns, the duo has their sights set on their sophomore years and their renewe d focus has them tearing up the competition in the NBA ...

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  • NBA Should Oppose Carmelo-to-Miami Move

    Rumors recently flared around the Miami Heat possibly trying to make room to acquire New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony this summer. Anthony has made it clear that he intends to opt out of his last year with the Knicks and test free agency in July, and his destination could be South ...

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  • All-in with Coach Randy Wittman

    The Washington Wizards could've been in the market for a new head coach this summer, and probably could've come away with a reputable one. Fresh off their best finish in over 30 years, the Wizards elected not to go the summer search route. Instead, Washington retained the man who helped ...

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  • Wizards Enter Pivotal Summer

    The roller-coaster story of the 2013-2014 Washington Wizards will be largely remembered for the development of the team's precious backcourt of John Wall, 23, and Bradley Beal,20. After several botched rebuild attempts over the last few seasons, Wall and Beal stand as the brightest moments ...

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