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Rondo Planning 2008 Celtics Reunion, Ray Allen Not Invited

Rondo Planning 2008 Celtics Reunion, Ray Allen Not Invited

There have been many a story detailing the deep bond and connection that was formed with the core of the Boston Celtics of the late 2000s that won an NBA title in 2008 and were one win away from a second title in 2010. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins [...]

March 21, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Chris Bosh is ‘Very Happy’ Despite NBA Career Taking Sudden Turn

Chris Bosh is ‘Very Happy’ Despite NBA Career Taking Sudden Turn

Don’t worry about Chris Bosh. He’s doing just fine away from the NBA. Per the Associated Press’ Tim Reynolds: “I’m a little bit more adjusted now,” Bosh said. “But before, you’re going 100 mph and the brakes are slammed on and now you’re not moving at all. It’s definitely an adjustment, just being able to [...]

March 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Nets Don’t Expect Jeremy Lin to Miss Much Time with Ankle Injury

Nets Don’t Expect Jeremy Lin to Miss Much Time with Ankle Injury

Jeremy Lin is injured again, only this time, the setback isn’t considered serious. From the New York Post‘s Brian Lewis: When Jeremy Lin landed awkwardly on his ankle during Sunday’s game against the Mavericks, he couldn’t help but think the worst. After all, that’s the way his nightmarish, injury-riddled season has gone since it began, with [...]

March 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Adam Silver Sent Memo to NBA Owners After Cavaliers Rested LeBron James Against Clippers

Adam Silver Sent Memo to NBA Owners After Cavaliers Rested LeBron James Against Clippers

If you were mad that the Cleveland Cavaliers rested LeBron James against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night, you’re not the only one. Adam Silver is right there with you. Following the eyesore of a national TV matchup, the NBA’s commissioner sent a memo to owners urging them to get involved in the decision-making [...]

March 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Pau Gasol on Shooting More 3s with Spurs: ‘I’m Trying to Survive in This League’

Pau Gasol on Shooting More 3s with Spurs: ‘I’m Trying to Survive in This League’

In comparison to other NBA teams, the San Antonio Spurs don’t shoot a ton of three-pointers. They average 24 long-ball attempts per 100 possessions—24th in the league. They hit them at a high clip (39.5) percent, but they emphasize an older-school style dedicated to dictating the pace and operating in the half-court. And yet, Pau [...]

March 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

T’Wolves Add Omri Casspi

T’Wolves Add Omri Casspi

The Lance Stephenson experiment is over in Minnesota and the T’Wolves have now acquired former King and noted rare DeMarcus Cousins buddy, Omri Casspi. Casspi’s stay in New Orleans was about as brief as Andrew Bogut’s in Cleveland as Casspi broke his thumb in his first game with the Pelicans, which caused the Pelicans to [...]

March 20, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers Could be Reunited with Orlando Magic ‘Down the Road’

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers Could be Reunited with Orlando Magic ‘Down the Road’

Doc Rivers and the Orlando Magic, together again? It could happen. And soon. Or maybe not soon. Or at all. From ESPN.com’s Marc Stein: There has been persistent chatter for weeks on the NBA’s front-office grapevine that the Orlando Magic and Rivers will explore a reunion down the road. Now, you’re certainly not alone if [...]

March 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Miami Heat Don’t Have Timetable for Dion Waiters’ Return From Ankle Injury

Miami Heat Don’t Have Timetable for Dion Waiters’ Return From Ankle Injury

The Miami Heat’s playoff hopes have taken another blow: Dion Waiters suffered an ankle during Friday night’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the team has no idea when he’s going to return. X-rays were negative, per the Miami Herald‘s Manny Navarro, but head coach Erik Spoelstra said the team doesn’t have a timetable for his [...]

March 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Karl Malone Does Not Approve of Resting Players

Karl Malone Does Not Approve of Resting Players

Karl Malone is one of the most accomplished players in NBA history as the second leading scorer in league history and his durability over his 19 seasons was the stuff of legend. He played at least 80 games in 17 of his 19 seasons, and throughout his career he played in 95 percent of his [...]

March 20, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

New York Knicks Are ‘Committed’ to Trading Carmelo Anthony Over Offseason

New York Knicks Are ‘Committed’ to Trading Carmelo Anthony Over Offseason

These next 13 games, or however many he plays in, may be Carmelo Anthony’s last with the New York Knicks. In a fantastically reported piece on Phil Jackson’s three-year tenure as team president, ESPN.com’s Ian Begley relayed that the organization plans to revisit its efforts to trade the All-Star, albeit ebbing, forward: The biggest issue surrounding [...]

March 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0