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Joel Embiid Undergoes Surgery for Torn Meniscus

Joel Embiid Undergoes Surgery for Torn Meniscus

Joel Embiid has been shut down for quite some time now with another lower leg injury. In the time that he did play this season, he looked much better than expected, and light years ahead of what we last saw at Kansas. If he can stay on the court, he is going to be a [...]

March 27, 2017 Kevin Kevin Burke 0

What is Devin Booker’s Ceiling?

What is Devin Booker’s Ceiling?

At the tender age of 20, Devin Booker has already established himself as one of the most intriguing prospects in the NBA and after his historic 70 point performance in Boston Friday night, he even further solidified himself as a future superstar in the making and maybe even sooner than originally thought. Interestingly enough, Booker’s [...]

March 27, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Do the Cavaliers Need the No. 1 Seed?

Do the Cavaliers Need the No. 1 Seed?

All is not well in title town, the Cleveland Cavaliers are barely playing .500 basketball, struggling against any team over .500 in either conference and LeBron James is tossing his goggles minutes into a game out of mere frustration. Seriously though the Cavaliers look vulnerable and now only have a half game lead for the [...]

March 27, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Suns Use Youngest Starting Line-Up in NBA History

Suns Use Youngest Starting Line-Up in NBA History

There is no question that at this point of the season, the Phoenix Suns have one mission: securing as many ping pong balls as possible. Losers of nine of their last 10 and having already shut down Eric Bledsoe, Tyson Chandler and Brandon Knight for the season (Knight may be for other reasons) the Suns [...]

March 27, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Derrick Rose Plans to Prioritize Winning Over Money in Free Agency

Derrick Rose Plans to Prioritize Winning Over Money in Free Agency

Let the “Derrick Rose wants a max-contract!” jokes die here, and now, and forever. Actually, keep them holstered, just in case. Despite the fuss that’s been made over how much money the New York Knicks point guard plans to chase in free agency, though, Rose maintains that he wants to win more than he wants [...]

March 24, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Dion Waiters’ Ankle Injury ‘Progressing in Right Direction,’ Still No Timetable for Return to Heat

Dion Waiters’ Ankle Injury ‘Progressing in Right Direction,’ Still No Timetable for Return to Heat

Get excited, Miami Heat fans! Sort of. Dion Waiters has missed the Miami Heat’s last three games after suffering an ankle injury during a March 17 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Though X-rays were negative, no timetable was placed on his return. That still seems to be the case now, only the Heat know Waiters’ [...]

March 24, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Scouts Are Divided on Brandon Ingram’s Future in the NBA

Scouts Are Divided on Brandon Ingram’s Future in the NBA

Brandon Ingram’s rookie season hasn’t been spectacular. He’s shooting under 30 percent from deep, and his free-throw percentage sits under 65. He plays hard on defense, but his reads can be off, and he’s not yet strong enough to defend power forwards. Naturally, this creates some division within the basketball ranks about his future in [...]

March 24, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers Loves Dirk Nowitzki Because ‘He’s His Own Bird’

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers Loves Dirk Nowitzki Because ‘He’s His Own Bird’

Doc Rivers is probably okay that the Los Angeles Clippers lost to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night. He loves Dirk Nowitzki that much. Fine, you got me. There’s no way he’s cool with the loss. It was a contentious game the Clippers needed. They’re now just one game up on the Oklahoma City Thunder [...]

March 24, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

T’Wolves to Unveil New Logo, Court Design, Uniforms for 2017-18

T’Wolves to Unveil New Logo, Court Design, Uniforms for 2017-18

The 2016-17 season hasn’t transpired like the Timberwolves or many NBA fans or prognosticators had projected as many thought the T’Wolves were ready for a big leap forward into the postseason. As of March 23, they are 28-42 and 13th in the western conference, virtually guaranteed to miss the postseason for a 13th straight season, [...]

March 24, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Paul George Would ‘Love’ to Play with Indiana Native Gordon Hayward

Paul George Would ‘Love’ to Play with Indiana Native Gordon Hayward

If the Indiana Pacers are looking to retain and renew Paul George’s affections, adding Gordon Hayward would be a great start. Totally reasonable, right? Sources told ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe that George, who is a free agent in 2018 and considered a flight risk, would love the chance to play with the Indiana native: It all [...]

March 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0