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The New York Knicks may be improved over last year, the won-loss record says so, but they are still a mess after firing head coach Derek Fisher. If the move to interim coach Kurt Rambis doesn’t get the Knicks that final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, Phil Jackson may be the one out of job come June.
Bulls All-Star wing Jimmy Butler has missed three of his teams past four games and will be sidelined for the upcoming All-Star Game in Toronto the team announced today. Butler has begun rehabbing a strained left knee that is expected to keep him out of action for up to four weeks.
Kings Quincy Acy, "Every play, every opportunity, every chance I get to provide energy in some way I'm doing it and that's if I'm on the court or off the court. I am always trying to be in guys ears helping them. Always talking, a man full of energy."
It's been a recurring theme with Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey after games recently. He keeps singling out Patrick Patterson for praise despite the forward's typically unspectacular scoring and rebounding.
The NBA trade deadline is less than two weeks away and to no one's surprise, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has been the center of attention for all kinds of trade speculation. The Celtics were built to make a move at this time of year, but with how they are playing, maybe he should be thinking about standing pat?
"(Kristaps Porzingis)'s just continued to learn how to find ways to be impactful," New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher said. "There have been nights where he's been 5-for-16 but he still helps us. There's been nights where he's shot the ball considerably well and helped us win."
The Toronto Raptors invested heavily into their NBA D-League team Raptors 905 for one reason and one reason only and that’s to properly develop their draft picks. This is exactly how it has worked for Raptors first round pick Delon Wright.
The Toronto Raptors are on a roll. Second place in the Eastern Conference and just two games back of the first place Cleveland Cavaliers, the 36-14 Raptors are a game ahead of last season's franchise record setting win pace. The Raptors are rumored to be looking for a power forward and the window to make a move that could take them over the top in the East is now.
The Atlanta Hawks three-time All-Star power forward/center Al Horford is in the final year of a deal that pays him $12 million this season and for the first time in his nine year NBA career there are reasons to believe he might want out of town at the end of the season.
David Lee was an All-Star in 2013 with the Golden State Warriors, but the offensive-minded big man lost his job to some very deserving young up-and-comers and found himself in Boston this season on another team with young bigs planning on soaking up every available minute of playing time. The trade was a salary dump by the Warriors, but Celtics weren't in any rush to buy out Lee...
With about two weeks left before the NBA trade deadline, it was well past the time for the Phoenix Suns to be looking towards next season. Step one, fire head lame duck coach Jeff Hornachek. Step two, install interim head coach Earl Watson. Step three, immediately showcase Markieff Morris? It was about time.
Toronto Raptors guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have been selected as co-winners for Eastern Conference Player of the Month. This award follows on the heels of Raptors head coach Dwane Casey being named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month. Toronto finished January with a 12-2 (.857) record, which included a franchise-best 11 consecutive wins to finish the month (Jan. 6-30).
The trade pickings are suspect at this point and depending on your team's need - thin, but there are situations like the New Orleans Pelicans where proven stretch-four Ryan Anderson is rumored to be available for the right price. Should the Toronto Raptors be making a push for him?
It's obvious from just watching the games that the Golden State Warriors are dominating the entire NBA, however, when one looks at how much they are winning by (+12.7 points), their incredible record versus winning teams (+17 games) and the best road record in the league (+18 games), it makes even the Spurs 68 win pace seem very pedestrian indeed.
At 14-35 is was past time for the Phoenix Suns to throw in the towel. They have lost four straight and 14 straight away from Phoenix. Overall they have only two wins in their last 21 games. This is the worst stretch of games the Suns franchise has ever endured.
Toronto Raptors James Johnson has been working like a "Mad Scientist" to fix the biggest hole in his very diverse skill set and the approach seems to be working.
Former Toronto Raptors All-Star Chris Bosh will return to where it all started for him, “To kind of come back where it all started would maybe give me some all-star closure. I don’t know will see.”
Everyone in Toronto can take a deep breath and relax, the Raptors DeMar DeRozan made it as a reserve for the Eastern Conference when the NBA All-Star game hits the 416 on Valentine’s Day.
A lot of the Toronto Raptors success on this 9 game winning streak has to be credited to head coach Dwane Casey’s calm demeanor which has rubbed off onto his players.
The Toronto Raptors reached the 30-win plateau on the earliest date in franchise history on Tuesday when they stretched their current winning streak to 9 games with no end in sight prior to the All-Star break.
Sunday night the Los Angeles Clippers made their annual appearance in Toronto to face the Raptors, but just watching this team something just does not seem right. Coach Doc Rivers needs to have a heart to heart talk with GM Doc Rivers.
ESPN reports that during the Los Angeles Clippers recent road trip to Toronto five-time All-Star Blake Griffin hit a team employee and broke his hand. Griffin is expected to miss several weeks.
The seven reserves to be named to the 2016 NBA West All-Star team selected by the league's head coaches will be announced live on TNT Thursday January 28 at 7 pm ET right before the network features All-Star starter Carmelo Anthony and the 10th place Knicks in Toronto to face All-Star starter Kyle Lowry and the 2nd place Raptors at 8 pm. The coaches will select two guards, three...
The seven reserves to be named to the 2016 NBA East All-Star team selected by the league's head coaches will be announced live on TNT Thursday January 28 at 7 pm ET right before the network features All-Star starter Carmelo Anthony and the 10th place Knicks in Toronto to face All-Star starter Kyle Lowry and the 2nd place Raptors at 8 pm. The coaches will select two guards, three...
The Toronto Raptors Terrence Ross has been on fire over his past four games, hitting on 13 of his 19 three-point attempts and so far January is looking even better than December. Through 11 games this month, Ross is averaging 42.4 percent from three and he's scored in double-digits in five of his last six games.
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