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Report: NBA Players Agree to Televise Draft for 2019 All-Star Game

Report: NBA Players Agree to Televise Draft for 2019 All-Star Game

The NBA appeared to be on to something last year when they implemented a captain-driven draft for February’s All-Star game. Stars choosing which other stars to play with? Regardless of conference? At the risk of potentially spurning teammates? How could that not be compelling? Um, well, if the league decided not to air said draft, [...]

November 8, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Early Lakers Losses Are No Big Deal

Early Lakers Losses Are No Big Deal

Since the Lakers signed one of the best players in the NBA in LeBron James, experts like Stephen A. Smith and hardcore Lakers fans alike have told us they will make the Western Conference Finals. I just laughed. They have started the season 4-6 and sit 5 ½ games out of first place, and everyone [...]

November 8, 2018 Rob R.S. De France 0

Derek Fisher ‘Never’ Would’ve Coached Knicks If He Knew Phil Jackson Would Force Him to Run Triangle

Derek Fisher ‘Never’ Would’ve Coached Knicks If He Knew Phil Jackson Would Force Him to Run Triangle

If Derek Fisher could do it all over again, he wouldn’t accept the New York Knicks’ head coaching position—not unless he knew he wouldn’t have to run the triangle offense. Speaking on FS1, Fisher admitted that he didn’t ask enough questions before agreeing to coach the Knicks under team president Phil Jackson (via the New York [...]

November 8, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Stephen Curry Calls Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Very Unique’

Stephen Curry Calls Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Very Unique’

Stephen Curry is impressed at the way Giannis Antetokounmpo has evolved and improved over the course of his NBA career. Don’t you just love it when one of the three best players in the world shows respect for one of the five best players in the world? Here’s Curry’s full comments on Antetokounmpo, per ESPN.com’s [...]

November 8, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Despite Ruling Him Out vs Cavaliers, Thunder Don’t Consider Russell Westbrook’s Ankle Injury Serious

Despite Ruling Him Out vs Cavaliers, Thunder Don’t Consider Russell Westbrook’s Ankle Injury Serious

Deep breaths, Oklahoma City Thunder fans. Russell Westbrook is going to be just fine. At least, that’s what the team thinks. Though Westbrook has been ruled out for the Thunder’s next game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a left ankle injury, this is not considered to be a huge setback that will indefinitely sideline him, [...]

November 7, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Dwight Howard is Hoping His Positive Attitude Can Help Save the Washington Wizards’ Season

Dwight Howard is Hoping His Positive Attitude Can Help Save the Washington Wizards’ Season

At 2-7, with a bottom-six offense and defense, along with a locker room forever on the verge of making the tabloids, the Washington Wizards have a problem. Dwight Howard knows it. And he’s hoping to fix it. Improving the Wizards’ play is no doubt part of his plan. He has only appeared in two games [...]

November 6, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Former Suns GM Ryan McDonough Reveals That Phoenix Fired Him Over The Phone

Former Suns GM Ryan McDonough Reveals That Phoenix Fired Him Over The Phone

Former Phoenix Suns general manager made an appearance on ESPN’s The Jump Monday afternoon, during which time he discussed the end of his tenure with the team. Apparently, the organization fired McDonough over the phone, a move that caught him by surprise. Here’s an excerpt from his interview in which he describes thinking he had more [...]

November 6, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Report: Larry Drew Agrees to Deal to Become Cleveland Cavaliers’ Head Coach

Report: Larry Drew Agrees to Deal to Become Cleveland Cavaliers’ Head Coach

Though Larry Drew and the Cleveland Cavaliers may not be long for one another, it does appear their relationship will last through the rest of this season—and, potentially, beyond. Previously billed as Cleveland’s associate head coach, Drew had been quick to note that he wasn’t serving as the interim head coach following Tyronn Lue’s departure. [...]

November 6, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Russell Westbrook Suffers High Ankle Sprain in Win Over Pelicans

Russell Westbrook Suffers High Ankle Sprain in Win Over Pelicans

The Oklahoma City Thunder have gotten their groove back after a rough start to the 2018-19 season, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 120-115 on Monday night for their 5th straight victory. That victory may have come at a price though as Russell Westbrook went down with an apparent high ankle sprain in the 3rd quarter. [...]

November 6, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Certain NBA Execs Think Clippers Have Better Chance to Land Kawhi Leonard Than Lakers

Certain NBA Execs Think Clippers Have Better Chance to Land Kawhi Leonard Than Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are no longer considered favorites to land Kawhi Leonard in free agency this summer. And that’s assuming they ever were favorites. Reports have been bandied about indicating that Leonard may have no desire to team up with LeBron James in purple and gold. Not everyone is buying that, particularly more than [...]

November 5, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0