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Top 5 Most Exciting NBA Teams to Watch in 2014
Monday , Sep , 23 , 2013 Elijah Abramson

Top 5 Most Exciting NBA Teams to Watch in 2014

The Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder will be contenders in 2014, but which team has the best player and coach personnel to be a new and exciting NBA team?

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Everybody likes an underdog and here are five teams best poised to fill that very role in the 2013-14 NBA season.

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Summer Trade Review: Western Conference
Thursday , Aug , 29 , 2013 Hoopsvibe

Summer Trade Review: Western Conference

Everything you need to know that changed this summer in the Western Conference.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Get educated kids. It's about to all get started and you don't want to be the only one that doesn't know what team Jrue, Tyreke, Andre, Dwight, and Eric now play for.

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Most Underrated Player in the NBA?
Sunday , Feb , 05 , 2012 Paul Eide

Most Underrated Player in the NBA?

With roughly a third of the regular season in the books, I thought it would be an interesting time to take a look around the league and see who is over performing based on previous expectations.

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Saturday , Jan , 14 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Video: Jrue Holiday posterizes Jan Vesely, Spencer Hawes takes picture

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Last night, Jrue Holiday welcomed Jan Vesely to the NBA by postering the Washington Wizards rookie, prompting teammate Spencer Hawes to take a mock picture. 

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Saturday , May , 14 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Ricky Rubio to sign with Minnesota, Jonny Flynn to Toronto?

If Rubio does indeed sign as expected, point guard Jonny Flynn's days in Minnesota are numbered. Sources also indicated to HOOPSWORLD that Flynn is almost sure to be traded in that case with the Toronto Raptors being one of the most probable destinations.
 

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Whenever Ricky Rubio crosses the Atlantic and joins the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jonny Flynn becomes very available.
 
Sources say Rubio’s migration will happen this summer –and sooner rather than later.
 
Unfortunately, Flynn’s stock is at an all-time low, so the Timberwolves won’t get much for the sixth pick in 2009. Hopefully, executive David Kahn reflects on how he wasted this asset.
 
For instance, Kahn could have traded the lottery pick two years ago for an established pro, young asset(s), draft picks, or cap relief.

He could have drafted a player at another position like Stephen Curry (and used him at off-guard), DeMar DeRozan, Tyler Hansborough, James Johnson, or even Taj Gibson.
 
If Kahn was absolutely determined to have another table-setter, he could have drafted Brandon Jennings, Jrue Holiday, Ty Lawson, Jeff Teague, or Darren Collison.
 
Just not Flynn, who has underperformed. Now Kahn has the unpleasant task of trying to get something for his underperforming asset.
 
The above report cites Toronto as a likely home for Flynn. The former Syracuse star had expressed interest in suiting up for the Raptors.
 
Perhaps this happens. However, MLSE, the wealthy and dysfunctional holding company that owns the Raptors, has bigger fish to fry, specifically executive Bryan Colangelo.
 
Colangelo’s contract expires next month, and there has been no indication on whether he’ll be extended or let go. Instead, he twists in the wind.
 
Under such circumstances, it’s hard to imagine Colangelo acquiring Flynn. He’d have to trade veteran Jose Calderon and make a call on youngster Jerryd Bayless.
 
And he probably doesn’t have authorization to do anything except focus on the draft.
 
So the Rubio saga will continue when he lands in ‘The Frozen Tundra of Sota’. Only his presence will create a stir with Flynn.

Oly Sandor.

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Friday , May , 21 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

How Doug Collins fixes Philadelphia 76ers

"Doug Collins has always said Philadelphia is a ''special place'' for him. Now we know how special. The former 76ers star, according to an NBA source with knowledge of the situation, has agreed to terms to coach them. An announcement is expected Friday, and a formal introduction is likely to come Monday.

A second NBA source said Collins' contract is for four years."

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HoopsVibe's Call: It's an interesting choice -leaving the comfort of the broadcast booth for a talented but dysfunctional Philadephia squad. 

Still, Collins, one of the game's greatest television analysts, could have success with the 76ers if he can achieve four things:

1) Solidify the point guard spot. Andre Miller, hate him or love him, is a decent table-setter and his steady, consistent play was perfect for the young 76ers. The front office never replaced Miller after he left in July of 2009; however, Jrue Holiday should develop into a full time starter.

2) Get something from Elton Brand or get rid of him and his salary. Collins needs the burly post, who is earning max money, to produce like he did with the Los Angeles Clippers.

3) Challenge Andre Iguodala to become a star and then hold him accountable. With his athleticism, the lanky swing should be a far better player, especailly on the defensive end.

4) Rally the troops. Too often, the 76ers seemed fractured, so Collings must get them to play for each other.

Can Collins fix Philaldephia? Let us know in the comment box below.