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After Blazers Get Swept by Golden State, Damian Lillard Admits Beating Them Has Become an Obsession

After Blazers Get Swept by Golden State, Damian Lillard Admits Beating Them Has Become an Obsession

Damian Lillard gets it. Following the Portland Trail Blazers Game 4 and, thus, first-round loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, the All-Star point guard said that beating the team that has ousted his own in each of the last two postseasons is officially an obsession, per ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes: “You have to be [...]

April 25, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kristaps Porzingis Still Hasn’t Spoken to Knicks Since Bailing on Exit Meeting

Kristaps Porzingis Still Hasn’t Spoken to Knicks Since Bailing on Exit Meeting

Kristaps Porzingis wants to remain in New York, but he’s also still giving the Knicks the silent treatment. He admitted as much during a press conference on Monday to announce his intent to play for Latvia’s national team this summer, per ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: Porzingis said at the news conference on Monday that he did [...]

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No, Blake Griffin Doesn’t Want to Play for the Oklahoma City Thunder

No, Blake Griffin Doesn’t Want to Play for the Oklahoma City Thunder

Many people have floated the idea that Blake Griffin would consider signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder when he reaches free agency this summer. He was born in Oklahoma City, attended high school in Oklahoma and went to the University of Oklahoma. The hometown ties are there. But Griffin, who will miss the rest of [...]

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Rajon Rondo Out of Cast But Won’t Play vs. Celtics, Isaiah Canaan to Start Instead

Rajon Rondo Out of Cast But Won’t Play vs. Celtics, Isaiah Canaan to Start Instead

Rajon Rondo is making progress in his recovery from a fractured right thumb, just not enough for him to suit up when the Chicago Bulls travel to play the Boston Celtics in Game 2. And so, Isaiah Canaan, an unlikely almost-hero in Game 4, will get the start instead, per ESPN.com’s Nick Friedell: – Rajon [...]

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Tristan Thompson on LeBron James: ‘He Should Be MVP’

Tristan Thompson on LeBron James: ‘He Should Be MVP’

Tristan Thompson doesn’t care who wins the NBA’s MVP award, because he knows it won’t be LeBron James, who, in his eyes, is the real MVP (sorry). As he said after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ series sweep of the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, per The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd: If the Cavaliers defended better during the regular [...]

April 24, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Isaiah Thomas Admits It’s Hard to Focus on Basketball After Celtics’ Game 4 Win over Bulls

Isaiah Thomas Admits It’s Hard to Focus on Basketball After Celtics’ Game 4 Win over Bulls

Isaiah Thomas wrapped the Boston Celtics’ Game 4 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday with 33 points and seven assists on a tidy 10-of-21 shooting (though he did shoot just 1-of-9 from three). But don’t mistake his otherworldly performances for peace of mind. He’s still very much grieving the death of his younger sister, [...]

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Hawks Point Guard Dennis Schroder Wants to Work Out with Kyrie Irving, John Wall This Summer

Hawks Point Guard Dennis Schroder Wants to Work Out with Kyrie Irving, John Wall This Summer

The Atlanta Hawks are knee-deep in their first-round series with the Washington Wizards, and it’s turned more chippy than not. But that hasn’t stopped Dennis Schroder from proclaiming his admiration for John Wall, his counterpart. He’s down with complimenting Kyrie Irving as well–so much so he’s already inquired about working out with them this summer. [...]

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Kristaps Porzingis Admits Phil Jackson Has Made Mistakes with Carmelo Anthony

Kristaps Porzingis Admits Phil Jackson Has Made Mistakes with Carmelo Anthony

During a March interview with the Latvian sports magazine Sporta Avize, Kristaps Porzingis, who blew off his exit meeting with the New York Knicks, admitted, among other things, that Phil Jackson has made mistakes in handling the Carmelo Anthony situation. Marc Berman of the New York Post provided the transcription: The Latvian magazine also asked Porzingis [...]

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Paul George Not Ready to Answer Questions About His Future with Pacers Following Loss to Cavaliers

Paul George Not Ready to Answer Questions About His Future with Pacers Following Loss to Cavaliers

It’s officially Paul George trade season. The Cleveland Cavaliers completed their first-round sweep of the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. Though the 16-point margin throughout the series is the lowest in NBA history for a best-of-seven sweep, there’s no solace in narrow defeats—not for the Pacers. While George cannot explore free agency until 2018 (player option), [...]

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Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr Coping with More Back Pain, Not Sure He’ll Coach Again in NBA Playoffs

Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr Coping with More Back Pain, Not Sure He’ll Coach Again in NBA Playoffs

As if injuries to Kevin Durant (calf strain) and Shaun Livingston (finger) weren’t enough, the Golden State Warriors aren’t sure whether they’ll have head coach Steve Kerr on the sidelines during the remainder of their playoff run. Kerr missed the Warriors’ come-from-behind Game 3 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday and announced on [...]

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