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Nate McMillan is all class on his way out of Portland

They were the Jailblazers before he got there, it's only fair people remember that. For as much as he did in Portland during his seven years as the Head Coach of the Trailblazers though, Nate McMillan was still fired last week anyways. He spoke to the media on Tuesday for the first time, and despite the unceremonious way he was discharged, we wasn't throwing anybody under...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

No brainer of the week: Lakers pick up Bynum's option

Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum is still young.  He's 24, though it really feels like he's been in the league forever.  This season he's been healthy and in the Dwight Howard rumor mill, but he's all been an All-Star starter and his having a career year.  So it's been an interesting year for Bynum to say the least.  The latest turn is the least surprising...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Cavaliers still learning playbook, frustrating coach

The Cleveland Cavaliers are a young team. Kyrie Irving is a rookie and many of the players on the team are still relatively new to the NBA. Young teams struggle and the crunched and rushed schedule has not helped anything. Add the weight of sudden expectation makes things all the worse as the team comes to grips with its position in the standings. It is safe to say no one had the...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Wizards sit Blatche until he gets in better shape

It’s been a rough year for Washington Wizards forward Andray Blatche. He missed more than a month with a calf injury, his numbers are down, he’s lost the respect of the hometown fans and now his coach is sitting him until he gets back into shape. The Wizards tried unsuccessfully to move Blatche before the trade deadline but not surprisingly, no one wanted him. In the 9 games...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Thunder closing in on deal with Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher is not a starting PG in the NBA anymore, and the masquerading around as such that he did in LA this past season was painful to watch at times. But, he is still an extremely valuable NBA back-up I think, especially for a contending team. The Oklahoma City Thunder appear to agree with that assessment, and reports out of OKC are that they're close to inking a deal with...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA waiver wire now features Boris Diaw after Bobcats buyout

 After months of discussion, the Boris Diaw era in Charlotte has come to a close.  The Bobcats and Diaw agree in principle on contract buyout it was reported by Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, ending a run filled  lately with stints on the inactive list and constant friction with head coach Paul Silas.  The buyout -- which in the end saves Charlotte a portion of Diaw’s...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Rubio injury halts Wolves' renaissance

A month ago in a hotel room in Orlando, the Timberwolves were buzzing. The team had a reason to be excited for the first time in a very long time. At .500 and the Playoffs within site, the Timberwolves actually mattered at the All-Star Break for the first time in a long time. I talked with Timberwolves media relations staff at the All-Star Weekend and they were ecstatic with having...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Spoelstra: Magic are title contenders

Most of us think the Eastern Conference is a two team race.  The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls are the two best teams in the east and maybe the entire league.  According to one guy close to the situation, the East is actually a three team race. The Sun-Sentinel's Mike Berardino writes Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra says he thinks the Orlando Magic are going to be a problem...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

The Look Ahead for March 21

Our nightly look ahead to the schedule with a couple of notes and story lines so you can plan out your NBA viewing.  All Times Eastern. Fire up the League Pass 7:00  LA Clippers @ Indiana Pacers  The Pacers have hit a bit of a funk lately (six losses in last eight games), but they're getting some help in Leandro Barbosa, whom they acquired in the most underrated of the...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss
REASON TO CHEER

Super Clippers fan Darrell is back

After a dispute with the team, it looks like Clippers super fan Darrell is back cheering on the team after they came to an agreement. 

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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Nene looking to be that somebody who finally helps the Washington Wizards

For a team that is young, rebuilding, and awful like the Washington Wizards are, trading a young player like JaVale McGee for a guy ten years into his NBA career like Nene is seems like a strange move in some ways. In other ways though, it might also be a move made to enhance the overall sanity of an organization that's kinda been out of control ever since Gilbert Arenas went...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Snakebitten Nuggets lose Gallinari again

The Denver Nuggets have been crushed by injuries this year.  Nene was hurt earlier this year.  Rudy Fernandez missed significant time.  Danilo Gallinari was just getting back into his groove after missing a month.  But just as quickly as it seemed the team may have been starting to jell again, it's falling apart with ANOTHER Gallo injury.  This time, it's a fractured...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss
WITH OPEN ARMS

LeBron open to adding Derek Fisher

Now that the Houston Rockets have waived the NBA veteran, LeBron James said that he wouldn't be opposed to having point guard Derek Fisher join the Heat's roster. 

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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: Big Baby's big drop-off, Dirk's heating up & DWill with the monster finish

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  It's all or nothing with Orlando Either Dwight Howard and the Magic are clicking, or they're not.  Last night, they were not.  The Bulls defense certainly had a hand in that, but the Magic only scored 59 points last night.  The Dallas Mavericks had 63 by halftime...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob: "I'm not going to let a few boos get me down"

“We want Monta"... That’s what one fan screamed during the course of deafening boos aimed toward Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob on Monday night during Chris Mullin’s No. 17 jersey retirement ceremony at Oracle Arena. Instead of the halftime celebration recognizing Mullin’s services to the organization as a five-time all-star, Olympian and Hall...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

The Look Ahead for March 19

Our nightly look ahead to the schedule with a couple of notes and story lines so you can plan out your NBA viewing.  All Times Eastern. Fire up the League pass  8:00  Chicago Bulls @ Orlando Magic (TNT)  You feel that warm bubbly feeling in the Magic Kingdom? That is the sigh of relief from Magic fans everywhere happy that Dwight Howard is still on the team... and that the...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Wade rallying behind LeBron to win ring

You know who gets a pass on everything except this? Dwyane Wade. Anytime something goes wrong for the Heat, it gets put on LeBron. Wade commits bad turnovers from time to time and can also be late getting back on defense because he is busy screaming at a referee or staring him down because he thought he was fouled (he's now only second to Carlos Boozer in yelling for a foul...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Young happy to return home

It must feel great to get out of D.C. The Washington Wizards' tiny little sailboat was sinking fast and along came the Los Angeles Clippers' yacht to throw out a life preserver to Nick Young. Time to sail to more peaceful waters. Young described his trade to the Clippers as "a dream come true." No kidding. Besides the fact that Young was born in L.A. and played...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Dumars kinda says you should be a disruptive headache if you want to be traded

After starting the season 4-20, the Detroit Pistons have improved their last-place record to 16-29. So basically once every team in the League saw a 4-20 awful team on their schedule, the Pistons have then been able sneak up on teams to the tune of winning 12 of their last 21. Despite this overwhelming success story, however, there are still some rumblings of Piston players who wouldn...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

New coach, new role for LaMarcus Aldridge

The Portland Trail Blazers were stuck in something of a rut and needed the change that came when Portland released Nate McMillan and named young, up-and-coming coach Kaleb Canales. The Trail Blazers needed that fresh breath of life. Even a young All Star like LaMarcus Aldridge looked forward to the change. And certainly one big change to his game. When Aldridge was drafted, he...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: Bad Kobe, Suiters for Fisher & Bosh talking to himself

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  Kobe giveth...  You don't see many 3-for-20 shooting nights out of Kobe Bryant. Actually, you don't see any 3-for-20 shooting nights out of Kobe. That has never happened before.   Kobe got a lot of praise for setting Andrew Bynum up for a game-clinching shot against...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Rubio set for knee surgery this week

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio is set to have surgery to repair his torn ACL this Wednesday in Colorado per his tweet. On my way to Vail to get surgery on Wed.Ready 4 da countdown.I'm dying to start my rehab.If u smile everything is way better :) #bepositive Prior to his season-ending injury, Rubio was averaging 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 8.2 assists in 41 games for...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

The Crossover Chronicles players & plays of the week, March 18

Every Sunday, the CC staff will get together to present our plays and players of the week. PLAYER OF THE WEEK Kobe Bryant 4 Games (4-0) 30.3 ppg5.0 rpg5.0 apg Kyle Boenitz:  The Lakers had a grueling week but Kobe Bryant made sure they came out without a loss. L.A. had a back-to-back on Tuesday and Wednesday with both games going into overtime. Bryant played 49 and 52 minutes...
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March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Williams says he won't opt-in for next season

The free agent class of 2012 has a new number one guy and yes, it's still a superstar.  Friday morning Deron Williams told reporters, including Stefan Bondy with the New York Daily News that he would be hitting the open market this offseason. "I’m not going to opt-in. It’s not monkey-see, monkey-do,” Williams told the Daily News. “Wherever I go is hopefully where...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

How trades change the NBA landscape

The NBA trade deadline has passed and the dust has finally settled. Of course there will be players waived and bought out but for the most part the NBA landscape has changed yet again. Whether it be a team totally changing the course of their franchise (Portland Trail Blazers and Washington Wizards) or teams improving (San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers), there is no doubt this...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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