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Zoran Erceg Named Euroleague MVP For Week 6

Zoran Erceg has been named Euroleague MVP for Week 6 of the regular season in Galatasary's110-103 double-overtime victory over Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade. Erceg, who forced overtime with a long three-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, finished the game with 32 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals for a performance index rating of 41, which was the most of any player...
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LeBron James Remains Optimistic Despite 'Fragile' State Of Cavs

LeBron James framed the Cleveland Cavaliers' state as "fragile" after the team dropped to 5-7 with a 110-93 home loss to Toronto Raptors on Saturday. "We're a very fragile team right now," James said. "Well, we were a fragile team from the beginning. Any little adversity hits us, we just shell up. That's something that will come with experience. "This is not even the lowest it's...
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Greg Oden Focused On Life Issues, Not NBA Comeback

Greg Oden attended the Cleveland Cavaliers' home game against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. Oden is not interested in pursuing a comeback in the NBA for now. "I have to deal with other stuff first," Oden said. "Life stuff." Oden averaged 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 23 games for the Miami Heat last season.
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Thunder Want Serge Ibaka To Keep Shooting 3-4 Three-Pointers Per Game

Serge Ibaka has already tied a career-high for three-point makes and attempts in a season with 23 and 60 respectively. Ibaka's three-point shooting is expected to continue for the Oklahoma City Thunder after Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. “I think it continues,” Scott Brooks said. “He doesn’t necessarily have to live out there and shoot 10 a game. But three or four a...
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Lakers Re-Assign Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry To D-Fenders

The Los Angeles Lakers have re-assigned Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry to the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Clarkson and Henry will make their second appearance of the season with the D-Fenders, after having previously played with the team on November 15th against the Texas Legends. Clarkson shot 8-of-20 from the field and tallied 28 points, five rebounds and five assists against the...
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Dwight Howard out indefinitely after having PRP on knee

Dwight Howard underwent a platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment on his right knee on Thursday. Houston Rockets athletic trainer Keith Jones confirmed Howard underwent “platelet rich protein therapy,” another term for Howard’s PRP treatment. “It feels a lot better,” Howard said. “I had to get a shot in it to clear some of the stuff out it. I’m trying to do whatever...
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Westbrook, Durant Participate In Non-Contact Portion Of Practice

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant participated in practice Saturday, joining their Thunder teammates in select portions of non-contact drills. Both are said to be progressing from their respective injuries on schedule. “They looked good,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “They’ve been with the group the whole time, but (Saturday) was the first day they’ve actually participated...
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Harden: Rockets Lacked Ariza's Leadership, Defense, Shot-Making Last Season

James Harden discussed the difference that Trevor Ariza has made in the Houston Rockets' lineup this season. “His leadership, his defensive abilities, his shot-making -- all three of those things are something that we were lacking last year,” Harden said. “[Ariza] brings that ability to the table this year.” Harden downplayed the impact of Parsons' departure over the summer...
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Kobe Considers Hometown Discounts As 'Big Coup' For Owners

Kobe Bryant considers the public pressure for longtime players of a specific team to take less money, as Dirk Nowitzki has done with the Dallas Mavericks, as a "big coup" for NBA owners. "It's the popular thing to do," Bryant said. "The player takes less, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I think it's a big coup for the owners to put players in situations where public perception puts...
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76ers Assign JaKarr Sampson To D-League

The Philadelphia 76ers assigned forward JaKarr Sampson to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League on Friday. Sampson has appeared in nine games with two starts for the Sixers this season.
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Lakers Working Out Roscoe Smith

The Los Angeles Lakers will bring in Roscoe Smith for a workout on Friday, league sources tell RealGM. Smith plays for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League.
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Jeff Taylor Won't Appeal 24-Game Suspension

Jeff Taylor will not appeal his 24-game suspension on a domestic violence incident despite the backing of the players' union. National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts ripped NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s punishment as “excessive and without precedent” in a statement on Thursday. The union was eager to challenge the NBA on the severity...
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Kevin Martin Out Indefinitely With Fractured Right Wrist

An MRI revealed that Kevin Martin has a fractured right wrist and will be out indefinitely. Further evaluation will be done over the next few days to determine the next course of action. The injury occurred at the 6:48 mark of the first quarter during Minnesota’s 115-99 win over New York on Wednesday, November 19. Through nine games this season Martin is averaging 20.4 points on...
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Andrei Kirilenko Situation With Nets Appears Beyond Repair

Andrei Kirilenko has left the Brooklyn Nets for their roadtrip as he has received several healthy scratches in recent games. "Source says situation between Kirilenko and Nets probably won't be resolved until he's on another team," writes Stefan Bondy. Lionel Hollins told the media on Friday that he's unsure if or when Kirilenko will rejoin the club on their road trip.
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Texas Loses Isaiah Taylor For Several Weeks With Wrist Injury

Isaiah Taylor will be out for several games with an injured wrirst. Taylor received X-rays following the game, but Texas' medical staff will seek additional tests in Austin to see if there is a fracture. "It looks like he's going to be out for several weeks," one source said, "but it's not season-ending." Taylor is one of the top point guards in the...
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Brendan Haywood Aware Cavs Could Trade Him

Brendan Haywood has a non-guaranteed contract for next season worth $10.5 million that could a trade chip for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Haywood is aware that the Cavaliers could trade him at any time. "I don't worry about it because at the end of the day, I can't do anything about it," Haywood told Northeast Ohio Media Group. "If somebody views my contract as...
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Brett Brown: Nobody Knew Year 2 Would Be Like This

The Philadelphia 76ers have lost their first 11 games and are eight losses away from the longest-season opening losing streak. "That's where we're at, everybody," he said. "And we're not crying about it. We don't want sympathy. We come to work. I get it." The 14 players who have played so far this season for the 76ers have an average age of 23...
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Kalin Lucas, Hassan Whiteside Waived By Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies waived Kalin Lucas and Hassan Whiteside. Both players had re-signed with the Grizzlies on Nov. 19. Lucas (6-1, 186) recorded one steal in six minutes in his NBA debut Wednesday at Toronto. Whiteside (7-0, 275) originally signed with Memphis on Sept. 25 and saw action in five preseason contests before he was waived on Oct. 22.
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NBPA Prepared To Appeal Jeff Taylor's Suspension

The National Basketball Players Association announced that it is prepared to file an appeal on behalf of Jeff Taylor in regards to his 24-game suspension for domestic violence. Michele Roberts called the suspension "excessive, without precedent and a violation of the CBA." Taylor's suspension would cost him $199,689 of his $915,000 salary. "The Commissioner is...
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Mavericks Assign Ricky Ledo To D-League

The Dallas Mavericks have assigned Ricky Ledo to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. Ledo (6-7, 200) has been inactive in each of the Mavericks’ 12 games this season.
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Allen Iverson Stops Nike From Selling Shoes With His Likeness

Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team color. Iverson endorses rival company Reebok and has been with the brand since being drafted in the NBA in 1996. The Nike sneaker included the No. 3 — Iverson's number — on each back heel and the red, white...
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Saunders Believes Brewer 'Too Vauable' To Trade

Flip Saunders appeared to be backtracking on the Minnesota Timberwolves' reported trade talks involving Corey Brewer. "He's just too valuable to us to move," Saunders said. Saunders said he understands why teams with championship hopes want Brewer. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets are two reported suitors for Brewer.
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Wizards Assign Glen Rice Jr. To Fort Wayne

The Washington Wizards have assigned Glen Rice Jr. to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Rice has appeared in five games this season for Washington while averaging 2.2 points in 8.5 minutes per game.
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Lakers Plan Multiple Workouts For Gal Mekel, Dwight Buycks

The Los Angeles Lakers plan to match up free agent point guards Gal Mekel and Dwight Buycks for consecutive workouts on Thursday and Friday, league sources told RealGM.Both Mekel and Buycks remain on the available market after being waived and bought out, respectively. The Lakers remain fond of Ronnie Price, but the team has looked into wing and guard players this week.RealGM first...
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RealGM Radio: James Ham On The Kings' Strong Start

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom (@James_Ham) about the Sacramento Kings, one of the real success stories from the first month of the season. The two discuss what keyed this strong start, the dominance of DeMarcus Cousins, the importance of Rudy Gay's extension and potential trade targets for this season. Click here to listen...
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