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Around the NBA 2/6: Celtics shock Cavaliers; New mock draft released

As the Celtics were in the midst of chasing what was their best win this season, shocking the Cavaliers on an Avery Bradley buzzer-beater, there were 18 other teams in action last night. Here are 13 things you should know:2016 DRAFT PICK WATCH1. The Nets (13-38) beat the Kings last night. The Celtics own the Nets unconditional first-round draft pick. Brooklyn has the third-worst...
Via Celtics Life
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who should be the New York Knicks next point guard?

A consistent problem for the New York Knicks this season has been the inconsistent play from the point guard position. When the Knicks acquired Jose Calderon they viewed him as the perfect point guard to run the triangle. Calderon who was known for his three point shot has been inconsistent this season for the Knicks. The 34 year old also has trouble guarding other starting point...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic stunned by Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant in loss to Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook posted his third straight triple-double with 24 points, a career-high 19 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Orlando Magic 117-114 on Wednesday night.Kevin Durant hit a 3-pointer with a half-second left to cap a 37-point outing for Oklahoma City, which has won five straight and 12 of its last 13.Westbrook has...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrooks stars again for Thunder in 117-114 win over Magic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook posted his third straight triple-double with 24 points, a career-high 19 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Orlando Magic 117-114 on Wednesday night. Kevin Durant hit a 3-pointer with a half-second left to cap a 37-point outing for Oklahoma City, which has won five straight and 12 of its last 13. Westbrook has...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Emergence of Jae Crowder

On December 18, 2014, superstar Rajon Rondo was shipped from Boston to Dallas as part of a package deal.  Jae Crowder was sent from Dallas to Boston along with Jameer Nelson, Brandon Wright and a pair of draft picks in return. This deal marked the start of a rebuilding period in Boston that had loomed ever since Pierce and Garnett were moved to Brooklyn. Yet nobody could've...
Via The Sports Quotient
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Power Ranking the Comeback Players of the Year

The NBA no longer has a comeback player of the year award—it changed in the 1980s to the most improved player award—but if it did, the 2015-16 season would be one of the best races in its history. Last season saw a rash of injuries to major stars, from Kevin Durant to Carmelo Anthony to Paul George (even though his injury was during the summer before, he still missed most of...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Clippers will keep Big Three together longer than they should

As good as they've been this season, there were question marks surrounding the Los Angeles Clippers long before Blake Griffin broke his hand while punching equipment manager Matias Testi last weekend. Since acquiring Chris Paul in December 2011, the Clippers have failed to advance past the Conference Semifinals despite one of the NBA's best collections of top-end talent. When healthy...
Via RealGM - NBA
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boogie and the Boys: A Revival in Sacramento

For years the Sacramento Kings have been on the wrong side of too many jokes. Marked by ownership instability, inadequate coaching, and serious attitude problems with their players, it has been a long time since the Kings had anything to feel good about. But this season, on the shoulders of Demarcus Cousins, Sacramento is right in the playoff conversation for the first time in years...
Via The Lottery Mafia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo’s year as a Sacramento King

Rajon Rondo is one of the true point guards left in the game and he is executing ferocious tenacity with a stellar ability to run the court in his first year (of a one year contract) with the Sacramento Kings. His double-double a night stat line consist of 11.8 PPG, 11.9 APG and 6.5 RPG. Currently he’s leading the league—by a considerable margin—in assists, sitting at a full...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics little big man Thomas enjoying All-Star selection

BOSTON (AP) Isaiah Thomas didn't come into the NBA with elevated hype. So it shouldn't be a surprise that the first player 5-foot-9 or smaller to earn an All-Star selection since 1979 doesn't mind keeping a low profile. The Celtics point guard says it's just the first of many goals he has set for himself. ''I've just been trying to enjoy it. Enjoy the moment,'' Thomas said the...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NBA All-Star Snubs: Rajon Rondo, Dirk Nowitzki Get Raw Deal (Photos)

The NBA got it right when it announced Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas had been named an Eastern Conference reserve in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. But a few other guys weren’t so lucky. There’s only room for 12 players from each conference on the NBA All-Star rosters, so it’s inevitable that a few deserving players will be on the outside looking in. That’s certainly...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson leads Pelicans in big win over Kings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Ryan Anderson tied his career high with 36 points and New Orleans beat the Sacramento Kings 114-105 on Thursday night, the Pelicans' sixth victory in eight games. The Pelicans won despite the absences of newly named All Star Anthony Davis, who suffered a concussion on Monday night, and Tyreke Evans, who has right knee tendinitis. Jrue Holiday had 25 points and...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson scores 36, leads Pelicans past Kings, 114-105

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Ryan Anderson tied his career high with 36 points and New Orleans beat the Sacramento Kings 114-105 on Thursday night, the Pelicans' sixth victory in eight games. The Pelicans won despite the absences of newly named All Star Anthony Davis, who suffered a concussion on Monday night, and Tyreke Evans, who has right knee tendinitis. Jrue Holiday had 25 points and...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA All-Star Game Reserves: Isaiah Thomas, Draymond Green Selected For First Time

Isaiah Thomas officially is an All-Star. The Boston Celtics’ 5-foot-9 spark-plug point guard had his wish granted Thursday, as NBA coaches voted Thomas among the seven Eastern Conference reserves headed to Toronto for the All-Star Game. The rosters were announced on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” Thomas’ selection marks the first for a Boston Celtic since the 2012-13 All-Star...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

10 of the most infamous NBA coach-player feuds

One of the unique things about the sport of basketball is how closely players and their head coaches work together. Sometimes the proximity of that relationship forges a bond between a player and coach that can last a lifetime and enrich the lives of both individuals. Other times, it goes completely haywire, such as reports that LeBron James had a large hand in the ouster of David...
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Does Damian Lillard make the All-Star team?

This year’s starters for the All-Star Game in Toronto were announced last Friday, Jan. 22. The starting guards in the Western Conference are Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook. With Damian Lillard missing out on the fan vote, this begs the question of whether or not he will make the All-Star squad as a reserve via the coaches’ vote. The day after the All-Star starters were announced...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

McCollum helps Trail Blazers beat Kings 112-97

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) C.J. McCollum scored 18 points, Damian Lillard had 15 points and 12 assists and Portland shut down red-hot DeMarcus Cousins in the Trail Blazers 112-97 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. Portland had seven players score in double figures. Gerald Henderson scored 15 points, while Mason Plumlee had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Blazers. Cousins...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Cousins sets Franchise high of 56 in a tough loss

DeMarcus Cousins made a statement last night, hell he’s been making statements all year. In the gut-wrenching 129-128 double overtime loss against the Charlotte Hornets, Cousins set a franchise record with 56 points. Combined with his then-career-high performance against the Pacers on Saturday when he put up 48, he now has recorded 104 points in the past two games. Heading into...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings @ Portland Trail Blazers – Game Preview & Prediction

Welcome to the first part of the Portland Trail Blazers Weekly Preview. Due to time constraints today, I can only preview tonight’s game. I’ll take a look at the other two games on the Blazers’ schedule later this week. Apologies for the weird format this week Now, on to tonight’s game! Tuesday, Jan 26: vs. the Sacramento Kings, 7:00 PM, CSNNW The Skinny: Normally, a team...
Via Oregon Sports News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA's 10 most tradeable contracts

With the NBA Trade Deadline less than a month away, it is a good time to check in on the 10 Most Tradeable Contracts in the NBA. Before we get to the deals, a few ground rules: No Rookie Scale contracts: All Rookie Scale contracts are inherently tradeable No expiring contracts: Even with the cap jump coming, most expiring contracts are still fairly easy to move. Special shout...
Via RealGM - NBA
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the NBA 1/24: 12 things Celtics fans should know from last night, including a Ben Simmons update

There were 16 NBA teams in action last night, as well as Mr. Ben Simmons. Here are 12 things you should know: 2016 DRAFT PICK WATCH1. The Nets (11-33) were idle last night. However, they added to their lead over the third-worst record thanks to wins by the Suns and Timberwolves. The Celtics own the Nets unconditional first-round draft pick. As of today, the bottom of the league...
Via Celtics Life
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers finish Western trip with 108-97 loss to Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- DeMarcus Cousins had a career-high 48 points and 13 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Indiana Pacers 108-97 Saturday night for their season-high fifth straight win.Rajon Rondo had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his second straight triple-double and sixth of the season for Sacramento. Darren Collison had 11 points and rookie Willie Cauley...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cousins scores career-high 48 as Kings beat Pacers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins had a career high 48 points and 13 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Indiana Pacers 108-97 Saturday night for their season-high fifth straight win.Rajon Rondo had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his second straight triple-double and sixth of the season for Sacramento. Darren Collison had 11 points and rookie Willie Cauley...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cousins scores career high 48 as Kings beat Pacers 108-97

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) DeMarcus Cousins had a career high 48 points and 13 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Indiana Pacers 108-97 Saturday night for their season-high fifth straight win. Rajon Rondo had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his second straight triple-double and sixth of the season for Sacramento. Darren Collison had 11 points and rookie Willie...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Rondo smartly tell Boogie Cousins to guard no one

It’s moments like these that make you realize why teams would want Rajon Rondo. The enigmatic point guard is having a bit of a renaissance this year with the Sacramento Kings, and he showed his value again on Thursday night during the closing seconds of Kings-Hawks. With the Hawks trailing 3 points and inbounding the ball, Rondo understood the situation — they needed a 3-pointer...
Via Red's Army
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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