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Can Thunder extend winning streak on the road?

We're about to find out if this newfound chemistry will work on a road trip. The Thunder are a perfect 4-0 since the All-Star break, have won seven in a row overall, but haven't been on an extended road trip since a five-game trip Jan 18-25.  Starting Thursday, OKC will begin a three-game, West Coast road trip against ninth-place Phoenix and then at fourth-place Portland before...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Thornton, Prince learned about trades on Twitter

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Celtics president Danny Ainge never had a chance to get to Thornton. He found out about the trade from a teammate who was also about to get shipped out — Tayshaun Prince. “Rumors, but I didn’t know until...
Via Red's Army
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Amar'e Stoudemire to sign with Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of adding a big man to a needy frontcourt. According to multiple media reports, Dallas will sign former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks big man Amar’e Stoudemire for the remainder of the season. Stoudemire, a former All-Star, reached a buyout agreement with the Knicks earlier on Monday after both sides deemed it made sense for him to move...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire’s Contract Bought Out by the New York Knicks

The New York Knicks and Amar’e Stoudemire have reached a buyout agreement, according to a report from Tim McMahon and Marc Stein of ESPN. “The Dallas Mavericks are considered the front-runners to sign Stoudemire, sources said last week. A source told ESPNDallas.com that the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns have also expressed interest.” It’s been reported for weeks now...
Via Crossover Chronicles
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire’s Contract Bought Out by the New York Knicks

The New York Knicks and Amar’e Stoudemire have reached a buyout agreement, according to a report from Tim McMahon and Marc Stein of ESPN. “The Dallas Mavericks are considered the front-runners to sign Stoudemire, sources said last week. A source told ESPNDallas.com that the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns have also expressed interest.” It’s been reported for weeks now...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Defensive slip-ups follow Suns' focus to a 'T'

PHOENIX -- A Suns team that starts well-regarded defenders Eric Bledsoe, P.J. Tucker and rim-protection apprentice Alex Len now checks in 20th among NBA teams for defensive efficiency. Phoenix is giving up 107.3 points per 100 possessions, which is higher than in three of the franchise's four full seasons under offensive mastermind Mike D'Antoni. With D'Antoni presiding over a team...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Miles Plumlee is on the trade block

Miles Plumlee was having a good year with the Phoenix Suns until they became a landing spot for Brandan Wright and now the Suns are actively shopping Plumlee to teams around the league. Plumlee has seen a dramatic drop off in minutes per game — 23.5 in November compared to 13.5 this month — because of the Wright acquisition and because Alex Len has finally started showing he...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Miles Plumlee is on the trade block

Miles Plumlee was having a good year with the Phoenix Suns until they became a landing spot for Brandan Wright and now the Suns are actively shopping Plumlee to teams around the league. Plumlee has seen a dramatic drop off in minutes per game — 23.5 in November compared to 13.5 this month — because of the Wright acquisition and because Alex Len has finally started showing he...
Via Bloguin Best
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandan Wright sticks to the pick-and-roll with Suns

PHOENIX -- Brandan Wright made an NBA career by accepting who he is. This isn't about Wright dealing with an existential crisis as a basketball player. It's about him succeeding with a basic economics lesson. Wright, acquired by the Suns this week in a trade from Boston, made himself into a commodity by focusing on what he does best. Screen, roll, maybe dunk. Sometimes use a short...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Boston Celtics’ January Trades

Teams in search of the playoffs and more benefit as the Celtics continue to acquire assets. The Boston Celtics made two trades this past week. First, they dealt recently acquired forward Brandan Wright to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a 2015 1st round pick they owned from the Minnesota Timberwolves that is top-12 protected. Then on Monday, a three-team trade involving the Celtics...
Via The Lottery Mafia
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Brandan Wright Trade Grade

(April 19, 2014 – Source: Chris Covatta/Getty Images North America) Phoenix Suns: Brandan Wright Trade Grade By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Suns Trade: A Protected 1st Round pick Suns Receive: Brandan Wright As part of their recent string of deal-making, the Boston Celtics sent big man Brandan Wright to Phoenix for a 2015 first round pick (via Minnesota). With...
Via HoopStuff
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns-Grizzlies Preview

Though not a big name, newcomer Brandan Wright gives the Phoenix Suns a needed body down low. The Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly close to adding a key piece, too. Wright could be in uniform as soon as Sunday as the visiting Suns try to snap a five-game losing streak against the Grizzlies. Phoenix (22-17) is allowing an average of 46.9 points in the paint and 11.9 offensive rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns look to get to winning in Memphis

While he isn't the biggest of names, newcomer Brandan Wright gives the Phoenix Suns a needed body down low. The Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly close to adding a key piece, too. Wright could be in uniform as soon as Sunday as the visiting Suns try to snap a five-game losing streak against the Grizzlies. Phoenix (22-17) is allowing an average of 46.9 points in the paint and 11.9...
Via Fox Sports
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns look to get to winning in Memphis

While he isn't the biggest of names, newcomer Brandan Wright gives the Phoenix Suns a needed body down low. The Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly close to adding a key piece, too. Wright could be in uniform as soon as Sunday as the visiting Suns try to snap a five-game losing streak against the Grizzlies. Phoenix (22-17) is allowing an average of 46.9 points in the paint and 11.9...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy NBA Sleepers – Jan 10, 2015

    These five fantasy NBA sleepers are owned in less than 50% of Yahoo Fantasy Basketball leagues.  Go pick them up, NOW! Fantasy NBA Sleepers   Tyler Zeller – Boston Celtics – PF/C – Yahoo Rank – #57 What he gets you: FG%, FT% Points, Rebounds Who would have guessed that Tyler Zeller was a good fantasy NBA pickup?!  But it’s true, its true – he leads our fantasy...
Via Hoops Manifesto
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Someone decided to make a video tribute to Brandan Wright’s time in Boston

The Celtics just traded recently acquired center Brandan Wright to the Suns for a protected draft pick after playing eight games in Boston. And apparently Wright’s short tenure in Boston made such an impact on the franchise that someone decided to make a tribute to Wright for “all” he did for the franchise. You will be missed Brandan. All of Celts nation will be pouring one...
Via Bloguin Best
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Someone decided to make a video tribute to Brandan Wright’s time in Boston

The Celtics just traded recently acquired center Brandan Wright to the Suns for a protected draft pick after playing eight games in Boston. And apparently Wright’s short tenure in Boston made such an impact on the franchise that someone decided to make a tribute to Wright for “all” he did for the franchise. You will be missed Brandan. All of Celts nation will be pouring one...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Week in Review

The Boston Celtics went 1-3 during the week, with Jeff Green and Brandan Wright on their way to other teams. 
Via CLNS Radio
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Green-Less Celtics Fall Short Vs. Pacers As Trade Rumors Swirl

This embed is invalid" /> After learning Friday that Brandan Wright had become a Phoenix Sun and that Jeff Green more than likely soon will join the Memphis Grizzlies, the Boston Celtics still had a basketball game to play. The Celtics stayed within striking distance of the Indiana Pacers for the duration, and Avery Bradley buried a 3-pointer with less than four...
Via NESN.com
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Celtics' stockpile of draft picks

The Boston Celtics' goal this season has been clear: Trade players to gain as many future draft picks and assets as possible. They traded Brandan Wright for one first-round pick on Friday, and reportedly are close to dealing Jeff Green for another. The Celtics own multiple first-round draft picks in each of the next four drafts. But with varying levels of protection on each pick...
Via Fox Sports
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns Land Brandan Wright

The Phoenix Suns have acquired Celtics forward Brandan Wright via trade according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Yahoo Sources: Phoenix acquires Boston’s Brandan Wright in a trade. http://t.co/JNhiNJFvVB — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 9, 2015 The Suns sent the Celtics the their 2015 first-round draft pick (from Minnesota). The draft pick is protected from...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns Land Brandan Wright

The Phoenix Suns have acquired Celtics forward Brandan Wright via trade according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Yahoo Sources: Phoenix acquires Boston’s Brandan Wright in a trade. http://t.co/JNhiNJFvVB — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 9, 2015 The Suns sent the Celtics the their 2015 first-round draft pick (from Minnesota). The draft pick is protected from...
Via Bloguin Best
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics send Brandan Wright to Phoenix Suns

Brandan Wright heading out after eight games with the Celtics. (Photo/Getty Images)Brandan Wright didn’t even have time to settle in after being traded to the Boston Celtics a few weeks ago. The forward is now being dealt to Phoenix Suns. The Celtics will in return get a future protected draft pick from the Suns. The pick is protected within the first 12 selections of the first...
Via Mill City Sports
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns acquire Brandan Wright, send draft pick to Boston

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns made a move to beef up their front line Friday by acquiring Brandan Wright from the Boston Celtics for a protected first-round draft pick. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 7.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 35 games this season for Dallas and Boston. The former first-round draft pick is in his seventh NBA season. The draft pick, originally Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Trade Brandan Wright to Suns

The Boston Celtics have shipped Brandan Wright to the Phoenix Suns for a conditional draft pick, giving angry Boston sportswriters column fodder for the next month. The pick, acquired by the Suns from the Minnesota Timberwolves, is top-12 protected in both 2015 and 2016 – after that point, it turns into two second-round picks. Yahoo Sources: Phoenix acquires Boston's Brandan...
Via Sportsnaut
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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