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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic have inducted Penny Hardaway into the franchise’s Hall of Fame.
Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:24 pm
Anderson Varejao lowered his 6-foot-11 frame into a runner’s lunge and raised one arm high into the air to add a twist, demonstrating after a recent shootaround the new yoga pose he just learned. The Golden State Warriors have become yogis. Coach Steve Kerr is committed to changing things up, and he gave Golden State a day off from the practice floor one day last week so the players could practice yoga instead.
Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 4:13 pm
Karl-Anthony Towns knows he needs to have more nights like this one if he’s going to reach his goal of greatness. Towns scored 37 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 45 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the injury-depleted Clippers 104-101 on Thursday night to stop Los Angeles’ seven-game winning streak. ”I just took what the defense gave me,” Towns said.
Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 7:40 am
The San Antonio Spurs got a glimpse of their future and it was both encouraging and daunting. Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, rookie Dejounte Murray added a season-high 24 and the short-handed Spurs overcame a pregame injury to Pau Gasol in beating the Denver Nuggets 118-104 on Thursday night. Denver’s three-game winning streak was snapped despite a career-high 35 points from Nikola Jokic.
Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 6:17 am
John Wall scored the pivotal points and made the saving steal, though the Knicks thought the Wizards had another defender who impacted their final possession even before Wall ended it. Carmelo Anthony and Courtney Lee said a Washington assistant coach standing on the court too close to Lee kept him from taking a tying 3-point attempt.
Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 5:01 am
Just like in 2006 and 2011, the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks are essentially in the same place. Goran Dragic had 32 points, Tyler Johnson scored 10 of his 23 in the fourth quarter and the Heat beat the Mavericks 99-95 on Thursday night, snapping Dallas’ season-high three-game winning streak. ”Like an old-school Miami-Dallas game,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.
Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 4:19 am
Before their first home game following a long trip that ended with a miserable thud at Golden State, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue showed his team video clips to remind them who they are. ”Do that,” LeBron James said. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, James, his All-Star teammate, had 21 points and 15 assists, and Cleveland looked more like an NBA champion in a 118-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.
Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 4:02 am
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The Philadelphia 76ers signed guard Chasson Randle to a second 10-day contract today.
Randle has appeared in two games since being signed by the Sixers on January 9. He posted 10 points in 16 minutes in Monday’s win over the Bucks in Milwaukee.
Randle was most recently with the NBA D-League Westchester Knicks, where he appeared […]
Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 11:59 pm
At this point, fans around the league have an opinion on Sixers center Joel Embiid. He’s on the map. It’s too soon to know how great he may become, but early signs pointing to stardom are very promising. Here’s Raptors coach Dwane Casey sharing his view, as reported by PhillySport:
Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey had high […]
Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 1:49 am
The Heat are just 12-30 this season, which through Tuesday’s games is the second worst record in the Eastern conference. Guard Rodney McGruder isn’t putting up big stats but he has been making his mark on the defensive side of the floor. Here’s the Palm Beach Post reporting:
Rodney McGruder didn’t expect to start this many games in […]
Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 1:30 am
The 18-24 Knicks have lost eight of their last ten games through Tuesday’s action. They’re hoping not to lose Kristaps Porzingis for much longer. The talented young big hasn’t played in the last four games (including Wednesday night’s action). Here’s NY Newsday reporting:
Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah were unable to play Wednesday night, and both […]
Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 1:15 am
The Atlanta Hawks signed guard Gary Neal to a 10-day contract today, team President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer announced.
Neal has played six seasons in the NBA with San Antonio, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Minnesota and Washington, and has averaged 9.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists, logging 21.4 minutes in 350 games (31 starts). The […]
Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 1:03 am
The Atlanta Hawks have acquired a Traded Player Exception and the draft rights to Cenk Akyol as part of a trade that sent Mo Williams to the Denver Nuggets, President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer announced today.
The Hawks will have one year from today to utilize the Traded Player Exception.
Akyol, 29, was originally drafted […]
Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 1:02 am
The L.A. Clippers announced today that guard Chris Paul will undergo surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 18 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. Dr. Steve Shin will perform the procedure.
Paul is expected to miss approximately six-to-eight weeks and will continue to undergo treatment and evaluation by the Clippers medical staff.
According to ESPN.com, “Paul […]
Posted on 18 January 2017 @ 12:52 am
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs center Pau Gasol is out indefinitely after breaking his left ring finger during pregame warmups Thursday night.
Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 7:50 pm
On Tuesday, Carmelo Anthony told Knicks president Phil Jackson that he wants to stay in New York. Though Jackson’s fried Charlie Rose wrote that Anthony had “outlived his usefulness in New York,” we don’t know if Jackson wants to keep his highest paid player for the last 2 1/2 years of his contract.
Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 7:41 pm
LeBron praises Popovich | Smith won’t be back with Cavs anytime soon | Report: Wade’s future may hinge on Butler’s | Gasol plans to opt-in with Spurs
Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 1:39 pm
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in the late in the first half of Thursday’s home game with the Nuggets, which wasn’t especially noteworthy given that he’s in his 21st season as an NBA head coach.
Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 6:24 am
San Antonio center Pau Gasol fractured the fourth metacarpal on his left hand during warm ups for tonight’s game against the Denver.
Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 2:22 am
Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay suffered a full rupture of his left Achilles tendon in a loss to the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night, the team confirmed in a statement today.
Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 10:41 pm
NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association announced today that a new Collective Bargaining Agreement has been officially signed.
Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 10:35 pm