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San Antonio Spurs Will Be Without Pau Gasol Indefinitely

San Antonio Spurs Will Be Without Pau Gasol Indefinitely

Pre-game warmups can be dangerous, apparently. While getting ready for the San Antonio Spurs’ Thursday night date with the Denver Nuggets, Pau Gasol sustained a fairly serious left hand injury, per the San Antonio Express-News‘ Melissa Rohlin: Pau Gasol sustained a fractured fourth metacarpal in his left hand during warmups Thursday before the Spurs hosted the [...]

January 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Miami Heat Rejected Orlando Magic’s Trade Proposal for Goran Dragic

Miami Heat Rejected Orlando Magic’s Trade Proposal for Goran Dragic

In the wake of the Miami Heat’s down season, Goran Dragic is expected to be available ahead of the trade deadline. If you want him, though, you’ll need to do better than Nikola Vucevic and a first-round pick. Just ask the Orlando Magic, according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein: The most substantive trade proposal generating buzz [...]

January 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Chicago Bulls Will Be Interested in Chris Bosh If He Plays in NBA Again

Chicago Bulls Will Be Interested in Chris Bosh If He Plays in NBA Again

No one is quite sure if Chris Bosh will ever play in the NBA again given his now-extensive history with blood clots, but the Chicago Bulls are monitoring his situation ahead of next season. From ESPN.com’s Marc Stein: 1. More than one rival team has said they don’t expect Bosh to be waived by Miami [...]

January 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

NBA Trade Deadline: Five Most Intriguing Players

NBA Trade Deadline: Five Most Intriguing Players

The NBA trade deadline this year could turn into a spectacle because of the money flooding into the NBA. A new media contract will continue to increase the salary cap, providing teams with more cap space. This helps enable trade involving players with large contracts, the type who tend to make the biggest difference on [...]

January 19, 2017 Anklesnap Blogs 0

Milwaukee Bucks Hoping to Get Injured Khris Middleton Back in February

Milwaukee Bucks Hoping to Get Injured Khris Middleton Back in February

When Khris Middleton first suffered his hamstring tear ahead of the regular season, many wondered whether he would play at all this year. The initial timeline had him returning sometime in the spring, at which point the Milwaukee Bucks would surely be well outside the Eastern Conference playoff picture, having little or no incentive to [...]

January 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Bulls’ Robin Lopez Says He Voted for Himself at all 5 NBA All-Star Positions

Bulls’ Robin Lopez Says He Voted for Himself at all 5 NBA All-Star Positions

In case you were wondering whether NBA players would take their role in choosing All-Stars seriously, Robin Lopez has given us an answer. From the Chicago Tribune‘s K.C. Johnson: Welp. We’re going to assume Lopez is kidding. Actually, on second thought, he probably isn’t. This seems to track with his jovial, if quirky, personality. Instead, we’re [...]

January 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kristaps Porzingis Needs MRI on Sore Achilles, Knicks Don’t Know When He’ll Return

Kristaps Porzingis Needs MRI on Sore Achilles, Knicks Don’t Know When He’ll Return

So, um, uh-oh. Kristaps Porzingis has missed seven of the New York Knicks’ last 11 games while dealing with a sore Achilles, including each of the past four tilts. Achilles injuries are always fickle, but classifying it as sore implies an optimistic outlook. But that favorable prognosis, assuming there ever was one, may be gone. [...]

January 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 1

Ben Simmons May Make His Philadelphia 76ers Debut ‘Shortly After’ NBA All-Star Break

Ben Simmons May Make His Philadelphia 76ers Debut ‘Shortly After’ NBA All-Star Break

What could be better than a Philadelphia 76ers team that features Joel Embiid and boasts a better January record than the reigning-champion Cleveland Cavaliers? That same Sixers squad, but with Ben Simmons, who may be on the verge of making his NBA debut in a few weeks time, according to ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes: Philadelphia 76ers [...]

January 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rudy Gay May Miss Remainder of Season with Achilles Injury

Rudy Gay May Miss Remainder of Season with Achilles Injury

Last night, we may have seen the last of Rudy Gay in a Kings uniform. The 30-year-old combo forward, who is set to hit free agency this off-season and was set to earn one final big contract (likely elsewhere as he has made it known he does not want to return to the Kings), may [...]

January 19, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Philadelphia 76ers Plan to Chase Jrue Holiday in Free Agency

Philadelphia 76ers Plan to Chase Jrue Holiday in Free Agency

Despite their recent string of success, the Philadelphia 76ers need a point guard. And this summer, their search for one will lead them to a familiar face, according to ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe: The Pelicans will probably ride it out with Holiday, and hope the bidding for him doesn’t get $20-million-per-year frothy. They might win that bet. [...]

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