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Tristan Thompson on LeBron James: ‘He Should Be MVP’

Tristan Thompson on LeBron James: ‘He Should Be MVP’

Tristan Thompson doesn’t care who wins the NBA’s MVP award, because he knows it won’t be LeBron James, who, in his eyes, is the real MVP (sorry). As he said after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ series sweep of the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, per The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd: If the Cavaliers defended better during the regular [...]

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Isaiah Thomas Admits It’s Hard to Focus on Basketball After Celtics’ Game 4 Win over Bulls

Isaiah Thomas Admits It’s Hard to Focus on Basketball After Celtics’ Game 4 Win over Bulls

Isaiah Thomas wrapped the Boston Celtics’ Game 4 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday with 33 points and seven assists on a tidy 10-of-21 shooting (though he did shoot just 1-of-9 from three). But don’t mistake his otherworldly performances for peace of mind. He’s still very much grieving the death of his younger sister, [...]

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Hawks Point Guard Dennis Schroder Wants to Work Out with Kyrie Irving, John Wall This Summer

Hawks Point Guard Dennis Schroder Wants to Work Out with Kyrie Irving, John Wall This Summer

The Atlanta Hawks are knee-deep in their first-round series with the Washington Wizards, and it’s turned more chippy than not. But that hasn’t stopped Dennis Schroder from proclaiming his admiration for John Wall, his counterpart. He’s down with complimenting Kyrie Irving as well–so much so he’s already inquired about working out with them this summer. [...]

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Kristaps Porzingis Admits Phil Jackson Has Made Mistakes with Carmelo Anthony

Kristaps Porzingis Admits Phil Jackson Has Made Mistakes with Carmelo Anthony

During a March interview with the Latvian sports magazine Sporta Avize, Kristaps Porzingis, who blew off his exit meeting with the New York Knicks, admitted, among other things, that Phil Jackson has made mistakes in handling the Carmelo Anthony situation. Marc Berman of the New York Post provided the transcription: The Latvian magazine also asked Porzingis [...]

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Paul George Not Ready to Answer Questions About His Future with Pacers Following Loss to Cavaliers

Paul George Not Ready to Answer Questions About His Future with Pacers Following Loss to Cavaliers

It’s officially Paul George trade season. The Cleveland Cavaliers completed their first-round sweep of the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. Though the 16-point margin throughout the series is the lowest in NBA history for a best-of-seven sweep, there’s no solace in narrow defeats—not for the Pacers. While George cannot explore free agency until 2018 (player option), [...]

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Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr Coping with More Back Pain, Not Sure He’ll Coach Again in NBA Playoffs

Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr Coping with More Back Pain, Not Sure He’ll Coach Again in NBA Playoffs

As if injuries to Kevin Durant (calf strain) and Shaun Livingston (finger) weren’t enough, the Golden State Warriors aren’t sure whether they’ll have head coach Steve Kerr on the sidelines during the remainder of their playoff run. Kerr missed the Warriors’ come-from-behind Game 3 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday and announced on [...]

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Orlando Magic Interested in Cavaliers GM David Griffin to Replace Rob Hennigan

Orlando Magic Interested in Cavaliers GM David Griffin to Replace Rob Hennigan

The Orlando Magic are ready to shoot their shot. According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the team is interested in poaching Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin to fill the front-office vacancy created by their decision to fire Rob Hennigan: The Orlando Magic’s search process for a new top basketball executive could extend until the [...]

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Chicago Bulls Announce Rajon Rondo is Out Indefinitely with Fractured Thumb

Chicago Bulls Announce Rajon Rondo is Out Indefinitely with Fractured Thumb

If the Chicago Bulls are going to complete the upset over the Boston Celtics, it looks like they’ll have to do it without Rajon Rondo. The team announced on Friday morning that the point guard is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb, per The Athletic’s Sean Highkin: Surgery isn’t required, but this nevertheless comes as [...]

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Kyle Lowry After Raptors’ Game 3 Loss to Bucks: ‘We Got Our Ass busted’

Kyle Lowry After Raptors’ Game 3 Loss to Bucks: ‘We Got Our Ass busted’

Maybe you saw the Milwaukee Bucks winning their Game 3 matchup, at home, against the Toronto Raptors. Maybe you even saw them winning decisively. But there’s no way you saw this. The Bucks throttled the Raptors, 104-77, ending the game in the first quarter when they limited Toronto’s offense to just 12 points. They led by [...]

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Brooklyn Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Looking to Sell 49 Percent Stake in Team

Brooklyn Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Looking to Sell 49 Percent Stake in Team

Roughly one year after installing general manager Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson and committing to an extensive rebuild, Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is  looking to sell a 49 percent stake in the team, per the Associated Press (via ESPN): Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has told Russian media he’s selling a 49 [...]

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