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76ers Rookie Zhaire Smith Expected to Return Around Christmas

76ers Rookie Zhaire Smith Expected to Return Around Christmas

You have basically been able to count on three things in the NBA over the past half decade plus, LeBron James will be in the NBA Finals, the Sacramento Kings will be bad and the 76ers 1st round pick will miss part or all of his rookie season. The last part is no different for [...]

September 19, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

76ers Hire Elton Brand as General Manager

76ers Hire Elton Brand as General Manager

The general manager search for the Philadelphia 76ers has been a long one this summer. General Manager Bryan Colangelo stepped down early this summer after the scandal and backlash surrounding his wife (and him let’s be honest) maintaining anonymous Twitter accounts that bashed and shared personal information on players around the league. More experienced candidates [...]

September 19, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

NBA Western Conference Preview and the New Battle for California

NBA Western Conference Preview and the New Battle for California

The Golden State Warriors only play the the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers four times each. GSW opens their season against the Oklahoma City Thunder and official odds haven’t been set for the game just yet. But oddly enough, the NBA preseason match-up between LeBron and his Lakers against the Warriors on [...]

September 19, 2018 Anklesnap Blogs 0

Kevin Love Launches “Love Fund” to Focus on Mental Health Issues

Kevin Love Launches “Love Fund” to Focus on Mental Health Issues

Mental health has always been something seen as taboo in society and not openly discussed, this is especially true in professional sports as any sign of vulnerability or perceived mental weakness does not vibe with the machismo that surrounds professional athletes and their expectations. This issue was first brought up in recent years with former [...]

September 19, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Jimmy Butler Apparently Isn’t ‘Dead Set’ on Requesting Trade from Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler Apparently Isn’t ‘Dead Set’ on Requesting Trade from Timberwolves

Maybe the relationship between Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves can be salvaged after all. Initial reports from The Athletic’s The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski intimated just the opposite. They heard Butler was prepared to “seriously contemplate his future with the franchise” ahead of next summer’s free agency. All signs pointed to him requesting a trade. But NBA.com’s [...]

September 19, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Lonzo Ball Won’t Be Ready for 5-on-5 Action When the Lakers Open Training Camp

Lonzo Ball Won’t Be Ready for 5-on-5 Action When the Lakers Open Training Camp

When the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers open training camp next week, Lonzo Ball will not be a full-on participant. Speaking with Spectrum SportsNet’s Mike Bresnahan, head coach Luke Walton indicated that the sophomore floor general would not be ready to partake in 5-on-5 drills once the team officially opens its doors: Lonzo Ball (knee) [...]

September 19, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

NBA Sends Out Updated Salary Cap Projections

NBA Sends Out Updated Salary Cap Projections

The cold and harsh winter that many free agents have dealt with these past two summers after teams went on spending sprees in the 2016 off-season may finally be coming to an end. This also means that the head-scratching contracts may be returning very soon. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (where are you [...]

September 18, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Mutual Interest Between Jamal Crawford and Celtics

Mutual Interest Between Jamal Crawford and Celtics

It feels like Jamal Crawford has been getting buckets in the league for 25 years, the actual number is 19 seasons since being drafted 8th by the Cavaliers in the 2000 NBA Draft. Despite being 38, Crawford somehow manages to still be an effective (not efficient) offensive weapon for teams off the bench in short [...]

September 18, 2018 Ryan Bawek Blogs 0

Ginobili’s Career Highlight: Winning 2014 Title

Ginobili’s Career Highlight: Winning 2014 Title

Manu Ginobili announced his decision to hang it up in the past few weeks after a hall of fame caliber professional basketball career that spanned 23 years, including 16 as a member of the San Antonio Spurs. So with all of the awards, recognition, the rare designation of being one of a select non-American born [...]

September 18, 2018 Ryan Bawek Blogs 0

Butler to Meet With T’Wolves Management to Discuss Future

Butler to Meet With T’Wolves Management to Discuss Future

There is no secret that Jimmy Butler isn’t exactly pleased with Timberwolves management and his fellow NBA All-Star teammate Karl Anthony-Towns. Throw in the fact that he turned down a four-year extension this summer and can opt out of the final year of his contract next summer and you have a very interesting situation brewing [...]

September 17, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0