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Orlando Magic ‘Unlikely’ to Sign Aaron Gordon or Elfrid Payton to Extensions

Orlando Magic ‘Unlikely’ to Sign Aaron Gordon or Elfrid Payton to Extensions

The deadline for NBA teams to broker extensions with players nearing the end of their rookie-scale contracts is bearing down upon us. But while some like Norman Powell, Josh Richardson, Joel Embiid, Gary Harris and Andrew Wiggins have reached agreements, others won’t be so luck. This includes Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton. From the Orlando Sentinel‘s [...]

October 13, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

The New York Knicks Have a Skyscraper…Literally: Is Kristaps Porzingis Maybe 7’5″ Now?

The New York Knicks Have a Skyscraper…Literally: Is Kristaps Porzingis Maybe 7’5″ Now?

So, um, Kristaps Porzingis might be 7’5″ now, according to his own words. Per the New York Post‘s Marc Berman: Doctors told him he may have to “put more pressure on another part of the body.’’ Porzingis said he has learned to work a lot on correct “posture.’’ “I’m 7-3, maybe 7-5, I don’t know,’’ said [...]

October 13, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kyrie Irving Isn’t Nervous About Facing Cavaliers, in Cleveland, as Member of Celtics on Opening Night

Kyrie Irving Isn’t Nervous About Facing Cavaliers, in Cleveland, as Member of Celtics on Opening Night

Kyrie Irving spent six years with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He went to three NBA Finals with them. He won a championship with them. He orchestrated an awkward departure from them and best-ever candidate LeBron James. It would be understandable if he was nervous about facing them, in Cleveland, on opening night as a member of [...]

October 13, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Sorry Warriors: Paul Pierce Thinks Oklahoma City Thunder Will Win 2018 NBA Title

Sorry Warriors: Paul Pierce Thinks Oklahoma City Thunder Will Win 2018 NBA Title

Paul Pierce apparently isn’t afraid to go against the grain in his post-NBA gig with ESPN. Asked on an episode of The Jump to make a “crazy” prediction for the 2017-18 season, the recently retired future Hall of Famer declared his title pick. His choice: The Oklahoma City Thunder. Well then. Two layers are attached to [...]

October 13, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Michael Jordan Is Not a Fan of the NBA’s Superteam Era

Michael Jordan Is Not a Fan of the NBA’s Superteam Era

Michael Jordan, he of the 72-win 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, is not a fan of NBA superteams. Speaking with cigar aficionado, the Charlotte Hornets owner expressed a distaste for the growing popularity of the superteam model, suggesting that, at some point, 28 of 30 squads will be left in the trash. Here’s SI.com’s Ben Golliver with [...]

October 13, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Grizzlies to Retire Tony Allen No. 9 Jersey

Grizzlies to Retire Tony Allen No. 9 Jersey

While the Grit and Grind Era of basketball in Memphis officially ended this summer, the Grizzlies are still making sure to honor two of the most influential members of this great era of Grizzlies basketball even after they have moved on to different teams. I am talking about Zach Randolph and Tony Allen. Allen will [...]

October 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Draymond Green: Everybody Knows They Have No Chance Against Warriors

Draymond Green: Everybody Knows They Have No Chance Against Warriors

Draymond Green feels like this generation’s Charles Barkley with his sharp tongue and attitude, the only difference is his pension for kicking and punching other man’s private parts (and sending out pictures of his…). A new season means a new batch of Draymond bravado and brashness as in-depth GQ profile with Clay Skipper unearthed some [...]

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LeBron Could Miss Season Opener

LeBron Could Miss Season Opener

LeBron James is one of the most durable athletes in NBA history considering the amount of games he has already played in his career by the age of 32. He incredibly has dealt with very few injury issues in his career and most of his games missed are a result of his team resting him [...]

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Kyrie Irving Calls Boston “Real, live sports city”

Kyrie Irving Calls Boston “Real, live sports city”

Kyrie Irving is now showing off his maestro ball handling skills and ability to score the ball in numerous ways in Celtic green and white instead of Cavalier wine and gold (can we just call it yellow?). There could be a litany of reasons why Irving requested a trade this off-season, including projecting LeBron’s impending [...]

October 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Warriors “Don’t Fear” Russell Westbrook Due to His Playing Style

Warriors “Don’t Fear” Russell Westbrook Due to His Playing Style

Go ahead and add some gas to the fire that is the simmering rivalry that is the Golden State Warriors vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder were no match for the Warriors last season after Kevin Durant switched sides, but with the addition of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony this summer, the Thunder are [...]

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