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Jusuf Nurkic’s Agent Says Big Man Wants to Stay in Portland This Summer

Jusuf Nurkic’s Agent Says Big Man Wants to Stay in Portland This Summer

Jusuf Nurkic has found new life as a member of the Portland Trailblazers. Nurkic had a very impressive rookie season for the Denver Nuggets in 2014-15 before dealing with injuries in his sophomore season and struggling to re-establish a role before being traded during the 2016-17 season. Since joining the Blazers last season, Nurkic has [...]

November 21, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Suns Likely to Trade Monroe, Chandler or Len in Next Few Weeks

Suns Likely to Trade Monroe, Chandler or Len in Next Few Weeks

The Phoenix Suns are clearly in the middle of their first complete rebuild in franchise history and are in the process of extricating all of their veteran players for more youth and potential as they re-construct their team moving forward. Now that Eric Bledsoe is gone, the next step is to move one of their [...]

November 21, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Orlando Summer League Has Been Cancelled

Orlando Summer League Has Been Cancelled

It is a very sad day for those who enjoyed the quaintness and unique experience of watching NBA players play televised games in a small practice gyms with no fans or seating the first few days of July each year with the Orlando Summer League. According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel on Monday, [...]

November 21, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Kevin Garnett Seems to Actually Think Thon Maker Will ‘One Day’ Win NBA’s MVP Award

Kevin Garnett Seems to Actually Think Thon Maker Will ‘One Day’ Win NBA’s MVP Award

Is Kevin Garnett a good predictor of long-shot MVP winners? It seems we’re about to find out. Speaking with Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Abrams, the retired NBA legend and current host of TNT’s “Area 21” had some high praise for the Milwaukee Bucks’ 20-year-old skyscraper: B/R: You’ve done a lot of work with Thon Maker, right? KG: Thon [...]

November 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue Is Tired of People Talking About LeBron James’ Minutes

Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue Is Tired of People Talking About LeBron James’ Minutes

Hey there! Did you know that LeBron James, in his 15th season, is averaging an NBA-leading 37.9 minutes per game? And did you also know his average spiked past 38 minutes prior to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ demolition of the Detroit Pistons on Monday night?  And did you know that this is entirely too many minutes for [...]

November 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kevin Durant Says Kobe Bryant Was Toughest NBA Player for Him to Defend 1-on-1

Kevin Durant Says Kobe Bryant Was Toughest NBA Player for Him to Defend 1-on-1

Kobe Bryant is more than a year removed from playing in the NBA—and roughly a half-decade displaced from his prime—but he continues to get love from present-day superstars. Kevin Durant is the latest megastud to pay homage to the Black Mamba. In one of his fan question-and-answer sessions on YouTube, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP [...]

November 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Irving Became 1st Celtic to Score 40+Points on 70% Shooting Since Bird

Irving Became 1st Celtic to Score 40+Points on 70% Shooting Since Bird

I will be the first to admit, I thought Kyrie Irving was in for a rude awakening in his post-LeBron world after his divorce with the Cavaliers this summer. As of November 21, I couldn’t be more wrong. Irving looks every bit the role of mega star that can carry a team to championship contention [...]

November 21, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Carmelo Anthony Thinks Paul George, Russell Westbrook and Himself Must Do ‘Better Job of Being Selfish’

Carmelo Anthony Thinks Paul George, Russell Westbrook and Himself Must Do ‘Better Job of Being Selfish’

Carmelo Anthony has the solution to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s crunch-time struggles on the offensive end: Paul George, Russell Westbrook and himself need to be more selfish. He expanded upon these sentiments, per the Norman Transcript‘s Fred Katz: “Too timid, we’re thinking too much,” he said. “Russ, PG, myself, we have to do a better job [...]

November 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Hornacek A Fan of Knicks Standing Up to LeBron

Hornacek A Fan of Knicks Standing Up to LeBron

The New York Knicks have finally moved beyond the cloud that had been hanging over their organization with Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson and appear to be a playoff contender in the eastern conference with a team led by young superstar Kristaps Porzingis. They seem to be bonding more and having a lot more fun [...]

November 21, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Kyrie Irving Says It’s Been ‘Pretty Easy’ Building Relationship with Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens

Kyrie Irving Says It’s Been ‘Pretty Easy’ Building Relationship with Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens

Kyrie Irving and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens aren’t having any problems adjusting to one another. On the contrary, when asked about his relationship with the clipboard sage, specifically in late-game situations, Irving could only talk about how easy it has been for the two of them to forge chemistry, per the Boston Globe (via [...]

November 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0