Wednesday 13th December 2017,
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Dan Favale

Danilo Gallinari to Miss the Los Angeles Clippers’ Next ‘Couple Games’ with Another Glute Injury

Danilo Gallinari to Miss the Los Angeles Clippers’ Next ‘Couple Games’ with Another Glute Injury

The losses just keep on coming for the Los Angeles Clippers. That is, the personnel losses. The Clippers actually won a game on Monday, taking down the streaking Toronto Raptors in what represented Milos Teodosic’s first dose of NBA action in almost two months following a bout fasciitis. But, just as the Clippers were welcoming [...]

December 12, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Dwyane Wade Knew After ‘Game 1’ with Cleveland Cavaliers He Needed to Come Off the Bench

Dwyane Wade Knew After ‘Game 1’ with Cleveland Cavaliers He Needed to Come Off the Bench

Dwyane Wade has come off the bench in 23 of his 26 appearances with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Really, though, he’s been part of the second unit for 25 of those 26 cameos. After all, as he told USA Today‘s Jeff Zillgitt, he knew almost right away that he needed to remove himself from the starting lineup: [...]

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Paul George Says Thunder Remain ‘Optimistic’ They Can Turn Season Around After Loss to Hornets

Paul George Says Thunder Remain ‘Optimistic’ They Can Turn Season Around After Loss to Hornets

Some might be ready to give up on Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder. But, according to George, they aren’t ready to give up on themselves—not even after falling to the slumping Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. From ESPN.com’s Royce Young: “For the talent that we have, obviously this is not where we want [...]

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Chris Paul Pushed Utah Jazz Rookie Donovan Mitchell to Make Jump to the NBA

Chris Paul Pushed Utah Jazz Rookie Donovan Mitchell to Make Jump to the NBA

The Utah Jazz need to thank someone other than the members of the Denver Nuggets’ front office for Donovan Mitchell’s arrival. Sure, the Nuggets made what now looks like an inexplicable draft-day trade, accepting Trey Lyles and Tyler Lydon, two power forwards, for the 21-year-old swingman. But, as it turns out, he might not have [...]

December 8, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Courtney Lee Attributes Early-Season Success to New York Knicks Ditching Triangle Offense

Courtney Lee Attributes Early-Season Success to New York Knicks Ditching Triangle Offense

No one on the New York Knicks is happier the triangle offense has met its doom than…Courtney Lee’s stat sheet. The 32-year-old swingman is having one helluva year, averaging 13.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals on 49.8 percent shooting, including a 46.5 percent three-point clip—all of which are career highs. In an [...]

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Carmelo Anthony Coming to Grips with Not Always Being ‘The Man’ on Oklahoma City Thunder

Carmelo Anthony Coming to Grips with Not Always Being ‘The Man’ on Oklahoma City Thunder

Carmelo Anthony is accepting his fate as a non-alpha with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Make no mistake, he’s going to get his shots up, as he did during a Thursday night loss to the Brooklyn Nets, when he went 5-of-20 from the floor. But there will also be times when he doesn’t get that many [...]

December 8, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Nuggets Coach Mike Malone After Loss to Pelicans: ‘Forget Playoffs. That Is a Word We Should Not Use with This Team’

Nuggets Coach Mike Malone After Loss to Pelicans: ‘Forget Playoffs. That Is a Word We Should Not Use with This Team’

Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone was not thrilled after his team’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday. Indeed, the Nuggets were playing without Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap, their two best players. But the 123-114 letdown drops them to 3-9 on the road, a record he doesn’t deem worthy of a playoff [...]

December 7, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Patrick Beverley Might Be Trying to Beat Injury Timeline and Rejoin Los Angeles Clippers This Season

Patrick Beverley Might Be Trying to Beat Injury Timeline and Rejoin Los Angeles Clippers This Season

Patrick Beverley doesn’t care about your stupid injury-recovery timelines. To him, they’re suggestive more than anything else. He exists only to beat them. And, apparently, to hint at shattering them on Twitter: Sign yours truly up for an early Beverley return. He’s super feisty, and thus fun to watch, on defense. The extracurricular jibber-jabbering he [...]

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Markelle Fultz Still Isn’t Practicing with Philadelphia 76ers as He Recovers from Shoulder Injury

Markelle Fultz Still Isn’t Practicing with Philadelphia 76ers as He Recovers from Shoulder Injury

Remember when Markelle Fultz’s right shoulder injury wasn’t considered serious enough to pull him from the Philadelphia 76ers’ rotation? Well, we’re now nearly 20 games removed from the team officially shutting him down, and he still isn’t practicing, per The Athletic’s Derek Bodner: On October 29th, the #sixers said there was no structural damage in [...]

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Magic Johnson Made Some Weird Comments in Reference to Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton

Magic Johnson Made Some Weird Comments in Reference to Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton

With the Los Angeles Lakers on a five-game losing streak, people are searching for unrest—something, anything, that points to a possible change in light of recent struggles. Nothing’s inherently surprising about this. Such stuff is pretty standard practice under the circumstances. It’s doubly pertinent for the Lakers. They play in a huge market. They have [...]

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