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Andrew Wiggins dunks on Andres Nocioni, bumps him again while hanging on rim (video)


Andrew Wiggins, representing Canada in the FIBA Americas Championship, drove past his defender and dunked on former NBA player Andres Nocioni. It was a fantastic play.

Hanging on the rim and bumping a dejected Nocioni? That was just insulting – and I mean that as an absolute positive.

Unfortunately for Wiggins and the Canadians, Luis Scola (35 points and 13 rebounds) led Argentina to a 94-87 victory.

Report: Bucks get Westbrook (not that one)

Miami Heat Scrimmage
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Russell Westbrook isn’t going to Milwaukee.

Charlie Westbrook, though?

Shams Charania of RealGM:

Westbrook went undrafted out of South Dakota in 2012 and has played overseas and in the D-League since.

He’ll give Milwaukee 17 players, but just 14 15 of them have guaranteed salaries. So, Westbrook will join Jorge Gutierrez and Marcus Landry (both of whose contracts are fully unguaranteed) in competing to supplant a guaranteed player for a  regular-season roster spot.

The Bucks already several players capable of playing Westbrook’s position, shooting guard: Khris Middleton, O.J. Mayo, Rashad Vaughn, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jerryd Bayless and even one of Michael Carter-Williams or Greivis Vasquez in bigger lineups. Without a clear need for him, Westbrook will really have to impress to stick past the preseason.

Hassan Whiteside can touch the rim without jumping (photo)

Charlotte Hornets v Miami Heat

I don't think people realize how big I am and how long my arms are I'm just hanging 😴 #its10feetlol

A photo posted by Hassan whiteside (@hassanwhiteside) on

Hassan Whiteside posted a standing reach of 9-foot-5 at the 2010 NBA Draft Combine.

On his tippy-toes and yanking down the rim, he can apparently make up the other 7 inches – at least if you believe the hoop is a regulation 10 feet.