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Tyronn Lue Thinks Cavaliers Are Deep Enough This Season to Survive When LeBron James is on the Bench

Tyronn Lue Thinks Cavaliers Are Deep Enough This Season to Survive When LeBron James is on the Bench

So maybe the Cleveland Cavaliers don’t miss Kyrie Irving after all. Sure, losing him is big in the grand scheme of things—especially if they were hoping to use him as a safety net in the event LeBron James leaves next July. The Cavaliers also cannot tout too many of their blessings following that trade. They [...]

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Jimmy Butler Calls Himself ‘Another Version’ of Timberwolves Head Coach Tom Thibodeau

Jimmy Butler Calls Himself ‘Another Version’ of Timberwolves Head Coach Tom Thibodeau

People often stack up Jimmy Butler’s tenacious approach to defense alongside Tom Thibodeau’s maniacal approach to coaching. And where some players might try to separate themselves from such a comparison, Butler is leaning into it as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. As he told The Vertical’s Shams Charania: “These young guys do listen, but it’s [...]

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Stephen Curry Has Only Worn Golden State Warriors’ 2015 Title Ring Three Times

Stephen Curry Has Only Worn Golden State Warriors’ 2015 Title Ring Three Times

Stephen Curry is about to receive his second championship ring when the Golden State Warriors meet the Houston Rockets on opening night, a moment that will no doubt mean something to him. But it will also, apparently, give the two-time MVP another ring to not wear. When asked in front of reporters how he’s put the Warriors’ [...]

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Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue Says Kyrie Irving is ‘Still Unstoppable’

Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue Says Kyrie Irving is ‘Still Unstoppable’

The Cleveland Cavaliers could be incredibly low on Kyrie Irving now that he’s a member of the Boston Celtics. They aren’t, of course. But they could be. As head coach Tyronn Lue said when asked how the Cavaliers would defend their former point guard on opening night, per ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin: How are the Cavs [...]

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Philadelphia 76ers to Bring No. 1 Pick Markelle Fultz Off the Bench to Start Regular Season

Philadelphia 76ers to Bring No. 1 Pick Markelle Fultz Off the Bench to Start Regular Season

Did the Philadelphia 76ers really give up the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s draft, plus another future first, for the right to select Markelle Fultz first overall and bring him off the bench? Apparently, yes. Per NBA Sports Philadelphia’s Jessica Camerato: The move is bizarre, given Fultz’s draft-day status. It is not, however, [...]

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Orlando Magic ‘Unlikely’ to Sign Aaron Gordon or Elfrid Payton to Extensions

Orlando Magic ‘Unlikely’ to Sign Aaron Gordon or Elfrid Payton to Extensions

The deadline for NBA teams to broker extensions with players nearing the end of their rookie-scale contracts is bearing down upon us. But while some like Norman Powell, Josh Richardson, Joel Embiid, Gary Harris and Andrew Wiggins have reached agreements, others won’t be so luck. This includes Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton. From the Orlando Sentinel‘s [...]

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The New York Knicks Have a Skyscraper…Literally: Is Kristaps Porzingis Maybe 7’5″ Now?

The New York Knicks Have a Skyscraper…Literally: Is Kristaps Porzingis Maybe 7’5″ Now?

So, um, Kristaps Porzingis might be 7’5″ now, according to his own words. Per the New York Post‘s Marc Berman: Doctors told him he may have to “put more pressure on another part of the body.’’ Porzingis said he has learned to work a lot on correct “posture.’’ “I’m 7-3, maybe 7-5, I don’t know,’’ said [...]

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Kyrie Irving Isn’t Nervous About Facing Cavaliers, in Cleveland, as Member of Celtics on Opening Night

Kyrie Irving Isn’t Nervous About Facing Cavaliers, in Cleveland, as Member of Celtics on Opening Night

Kyrie Irving spent six years with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He went to three NBA Finals with them. He won a championship with them. He orchestrated an awkward departure from them and best-ever candidate LeBron James. It would be understandable if he was nervous about facing them, in Cleveland, on opening night as a member of [...]

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Sorry Warriors: Paul Pierce Thinks Oklahoma City Thunder Will Win 2018 NBA Title

Sorry Warriors: Paul Pierce Thinks Oklahoma City Thunder Will Win 2018 NBA Title

Paul Pierce apparently isn’t afraid to go against the grain in his post-NBA gig with ESPN. Asked on an episode of The Jump to make a “crazy” prediction for the 2017-18 season, the recently retired future Hall of Famer declared his title pick. His choice: The Oklahoma City Thunder. Well then. Two layers are attached to [...]

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Michael Jordan Is Not a Fan of the NBA’s Superteam Era

Michael Jordan Is Not a Fan of the NBA’s Superteam Era

Michael Jordan, he of the 72-win 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, is not a fan of NBA superteams. Speaking with cigar aficionado, the Charlotte Hornets owner expressed a distaste for the growing popularity of the superteam model, suggesting that, at some point, 28 of 30 squads will be left in the trash. Here’s SI.com’s Ben Golliver with [...]

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