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Gordon Hayward Already Out of Walking Boot, But Celtics Still Don’t Expect Him to Return in 2017-18

Gordon Hayward Already Out of Walking Boot, But Celtics Still Don’t Expect Him to Return in 2017-18

Gordon Hayward continues to make progress in his recovery from a dislocated left ankle and fractured tibia—loads of progress, actually. Most recently, on Wednesday, Hayward divulged that doctors have cleared him to move around without his walking boot on a (hopefully) indefinite basis. As he told reporters, per ESPN.com’s Chris Forsberg: “The process is always [...]

December 14, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Marc Gasol Won’t Demand, But Would Potentially Accept a Trade

Marc Gasol Won’t Demand, But Would Potentially Accept a Trade

Things have gone downhill in a hurry for the Memphis Grizzlies. They have lost 16 of their last 17 games and have gone from 7-4 to last place in the western conference at 8-20. One of their stars is out recovering from Achilles and heel soreness, but the other has been slogging away with the [...]

December 14, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Rival Executives Still Expect George to Leave Thunder for Lakers

Rival Executives Still Expect George to Leave Thunder for Lakers

Paul George has been way more open than most NBA players about his desires in his upcoming free agency and his dream to play for his hometown team: the Los Angeles Lakers. George made this abundantly clear to the Indiana Pacers, but at least did so with enough time for the Pacers to deal George [...]

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Barkley: Lavar Exploiting Sons

Barkley: Lavar Exploiting Sons

LaVar Ball isn’t viewed as a very likable guy to many in the basketball world. The classic stage dad (or court dad in this case I suppose) that tries to feed off of the fame of his sons and capitalize on it for his own benfit and fame, even at the detriment to his sons. [...]

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Jonas Valanciunas Offers Advice to Ball Brothers in Lithuania

Jonas Valanciunas Offers Advice to Ball Brothers in Lithuania

As you now know, the man, the myth, the legend, LaVar Ball, has decided to pull his two younger sons out of UCLA and Chino Hills High School in Los Angeles in order to have them sign a professional contract overseas. Somewhat surprisingly, he was successful as both LiAngelo and LaMelo signed a contract with [...]

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Joel Embiid Predicted a Philadelphia 76ers-Golden State Warriors NBA Finals Because Of Course He Did

Joel Embiid Predicted a Philadelphia 76ers-Golden State Warriors NBA Finals Because Of Course He Did

The Philadelphia 76ers? In the NBA Finals? Against the Golden State Warriors? In a winner-take-all Game 7? Joel Embiid will take it. Actually, strike that: He’s already predicted it. ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne released an interesting profile on the Sixers’ big man, and while the entire piece is worth your time, a sentiment near the beginning [...]

December 14, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Popovich Says He Was Guilty of “Over Coaching” Aldridge

Popovich Says He Was Guilty of “Over Coaching” Aldridge

Gregg Popovich by some people’s estimation (including mine) is the greatest coach in NBA history. He also can be a little rough around the edges and hard on his players though, and if you aren’t open to criticism and being chewed out every now and then you may not enjoy Popovich as a coach. It [...]

December 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Indiana to Host NBA All-Star Game in 2021

Indiana to Host NBA All-Star Game in 2021

It is official, the NBA All-Star Game is returning to the state of basketball for the first time since 1985. Indiana will be hosting the 2021 All-Star Game. Adam Silver will announce the decision in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. The No. 1 reason Indiana got the nod (at least I hope so) is [...]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Believes NBA will Overtake NFL as ‘League of America’s Future’

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Believes NBA will Overtake NFL as ‘League of America’s Future’

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar doesn’t have a good feeling about the future of the NFL. The NBA, on the other hand, is a different story. In a column for The Guardian, the basketball legend and Hall of Famer laid out why he believes the NBA is set to overtake the NFL as, in essence, America’s league: Although football [...]

December 13, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Tony Allen Out 3 to 4 Weeks

Tony Allen Out 3 to 4 Weeks

It appears the New Orleans Pelicans have been hit with the injury bug once again. This time with the Grindfather and the gritty, tough defensive extraordinaire Tony Allen. Allen will miss the next three to four weeks with a fibula fracture. Allen joins Solomon Hill, Alexis Ajinca and Anthony Davis (for the moment) on the [...]

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