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Luke Walton, Brian Shaw Considered Top Long-Term Candidates For Knicks

Brian Shaw and Luke Walton are considered the top long-term candidates for the New York Knicks to replace Derek Fisher. Fisher was fired by the Knicks on Monday. Walton had an excellent run with the Golden State Warriors on an interim basis and is familiar with Phil Jackson and the triangle offense. Shaw was fired last season by the Denver Nuggets. Tom Thibodeau is also currently...
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Knicks To Promote Kurt Rambis To Interim Head Coach

Kurt Rambis will serve as interim head coach of the New York Knicks following the dismissal of Derek Fisher. Rambis has been an assistant coach on Fisher's staff and was previously head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rambis is a longtime confidant of Phil Jackson.
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Derek Fisher Fired By Knicks As Head Coach

The New York Knicks have fired Derek Fisher as head coach. Fisher was in his second season with the Knicks. The Knicks have a 23-31 record this season and were 1-9 in their last 10 games. Fisher had an off-the-court incident in October with Matt Barnes in which he was away from the Knicks. Kurt Rambis will serve as interim head coach of the Knicks.
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Carmelo Anthony Has Had Two MRIs On Left Knee In Three Weeks

Carmelo Anthony has had two MRIs on his surgically repaired left knee in the past three weeks. Anthony has already missed seven games this season and hasn't been as explosive or quick. “Today, it wasn’t that sore,” Anthony said. “I think the couple of days off helped.” Anthony is 31 years old and has already played over 32,000 career minutes.
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Tony Parker To Participate In Olympic Qualifying

Tony Parker will participate in the Olympic qualifying tournament in Manila this summer with France. Parker's wife is pregnant and there was a possibility he wouldn't play to be with her during her delivery. "Yes, I’ll be there for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament and I will be in the Olympic Games if we qualify. I want to play for France.” “I’ve had many discussions with...
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Magic Willing To Listen To Tobias Harris Offers

The Orlando Magic are willing to listen to offers for Tobias Harris, though they're not 'outright shopping' him. Harris signed a four-year, $64 million contract with the Magic in free agency last year. Harris is averaging 13.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 32.9 minutes per game.
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Austin Rivers Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Left Hand

Austin Rivers will likely miss four to six weeks with a broken left hand. The Los Angeles Clippers are already without Blake Griffin due to a broken hand.
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Williamson More Likely To Be Named Kings' Interim Head Coach Than Lieberman

If the Sacramento Kings decide to fire George Karl, the team could to elevate Corliss Williamson to interim head coach. Nancy Lieberman is also an assistant coach for the Kings, but she's unlikely to be named interim head coach. "I don't think I'm in limbo," Karl said. "I think I've got a heckuva challenge [against] a team that's played damn well -- probably it's best basketball...
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Nets To Begin Interviewing GM Candidates On Monday

The Brooklyn Nets will begin interviewing general manager candidates on Monday. Mikhail Prokhorov will be in attendance, as will the other members of the team's GM search committee: Nets chairman of the board of directors Dmitry Razumov, trusted Russian basketball confidant Sergey Kushchenko, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Brett Yormark and president of ONEXIM Sports...
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Nikola Vucevic Hopes Magic Don't Make Deadline Trade

Nikola Vucevic hopes the Orlando Magic don't make a trade at the deadline. "That's no reason to think we need to change anything. We have to find a way within each other to get back to what we were doing early in the year," Vucevic said. "We just got to find a way to get out of this [slump]. "Trades or whatever … I don't think about that — that's not my job — and I never will...
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Tim Duncan Close To Return From Sore Right Knee

Tim Duncan is getting closer to returning from his sore right knee. Duncan has now missed seven straight games. “The question will be, do we want to give him any time before the (All-Star) break or not,” Gregg Popovich said. “But he’s been going three on three and going up and down and that kind of thing. He’s close.”
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Georgios Printezis Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 6

Georgios Printezis has been named the Euroleague MVP for Top 16 Round 6. Printezis helped lead the Reds to a 89-77 victory over Khimki Moscow Region. Printezis scored 30 points to go with nine rebounds and a 37 performance index rating.
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Jimmy Butler Has Left Knee Strain

An MRI on Jimmy Butler's left knee confirmed that he sustained a knee strain in the second quarter of Friday night's game against the Denver Nuggets. The timeline for his return to play will be determined by further evaluation in Chicago and his response to treatment. Butler was again named an All-Star this season.
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Kevin Durant: Focus On Basketball, Haven't Thought About Free Agency

Kevin Durant was asked about his free agency ahead of Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors. An Adrian Wojnarowski report this week linked Durant to the Warriors should he decide to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder. “There’s a lot of uncertainty that’s going on, because I haven’t really thought that far,” Durant said. “I’m just trying to focus on playing...
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Kings Strongly Considering Firing George Karl

The Sacramento Kings are considering firing George Karl following their loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. The loss marked the Kings' sixth in seven games. “An overreaction to the loss” was how one league source involved in the conversations on Karl’s job status described the organization’s response late Friday night. Karl has lost support in management and some parts of...
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Blake Griffin Undergoes Additional Hand Surgery

Blake Griffin underwent a second procedure on his broken right hand this week. The procedure was related to the surgery Griffin had on his hand last week, after he suffered a spiral fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand during a Jan. 23 altercation with Clippers equipment manager Matias Testi. Griffin's recovery timeframe of four to six weeks remains in place and the...
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Thunder Not Ruling Out Playing Kevin Durant At Center Against Warriors

The Oklahoma City Thunder had Serge Ibaka defending D.J. Augustin in one-on-one situations in practice on Friday ahead of their game against the Golden State Warriors. Billy Donovan didn't rule out having Kevin Durant play center as well. "I don’t know about that necessarily. I think we’ll have to see the way the game goes,” Donovan said. “Kevin is one of those guys, I...
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Erick Green Signs 2nd 10-Day Deal With Jazz

The Utah Jazz have signed guard Erick Green from the Reno Bighorns to a second 10-day contract. Green signed his first 10-day with the Jazz on Jan. 26 and has appeared in two games, averaging 2.0 points in 3.0 minutes. Green (6-3, 178, Virginia Tech) appeared in 23 games (22 starts) for the Bighorns this season, averaging 26.7 points on 53.3 percent shooting, 4.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds...
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Clippers Have Received Blake Griffin Trade Offers From Multiple Teams

The Los Angeles Clippers have received trade proposals on Blake Griffin from multiple teams. But the Clippers remain reluctant to trade Griffin, who has been having the best season of his career at the age of 26 before he was injured. Griffin is under contract through the 16-17 season. Griffin is out for two months after injuring his hand punching the Clippers' equipment manager.
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Mike Conley Jr.: Everything Will Be On Table In Free Agency

Mike Conley Jr. will be one of the most highly sought after free agents this offseason, but he's widely been expected to re-sign with the Memphis Grizzlies. Conley didn't close the door on signing with the New York Knicks when asked on Friday. "Everything will be on the table when the time comes. I haven't committed to anything." Shortly before Conley's comments, Zach Randolph...
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Vince Carter Has No Plans To Retire

Vince Carter plans on playing next season and beyond. Carter is currently in his 18th NBA season at the age of 39. "For sure," Carter said. "Did I say I was retiring? I'm very thankful for (the recognition on the road). Don't get me wrong. But I plan on coming back. I just go year to year at this point. I don't put a timetable on it. I don't want to say two years and then everybody...
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Orlando Johnson To Sign 10-Day Deal With Suns

The Phoenix Suns will sign Orlando Johnson to a 10-day contract. Johnson was most recently with the Austin Spurs of the D-League.
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Manu Ginobili Out At Least Four Weeks After Testicular Surgery

Manu Ginobili will be out at least four weeks after undergoing testicular surgery. Ginobili was injured in Wednesday's game when he took a knee to the groin from Ryan Anderson. Anderson was called for an offensive foul on the play. Several Spurs and team personnel quickly rushed to check on Ginobili before helping the guard to his feet. Ginobili took a few steps, and nearly collapsed...
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Curry, Harden, Thompson Headline Three-Point Contest

The NBA has set its field for the 2016 Three-Point Contest, headlined by defending champion Stephen Curry. *Stephen Curry, Golden State WarriorsJames Harden, Houston RocketsKlay Thompson, Golden State WarriorsKhris Middleton, Milwaukee BucksKyle Lowry, Toronto RaptorsJJ Redick, Los Angeles ClippersChris Bosh, Miami HeatDevin Booker, Phoenix Suns
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NBA Finally Ready To Make Rule Change On Hack-A-Player

The NBA may finally be ready to create rule changes to the Hack-A-Player rules. “I’m increasingly of the view that we will be looking to make some sort of change in that rule this summer,” said Adam Silver. Silver has long been neutral to the strategy of intentionally fouling a player who is poor at free throws. “Even for those who had not wanted to make the change, we...
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