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Bryan Colangelo, Arturas Karnisovas, Sean Marks Believed To Be Nets' Top GM Candidates

Bryan Colangelo, Arturas Karnisovas and Sean Marks are believed to be the top candidates for the Brooklyn Nets' general manager vacancy. The Nets hope to narrow their candidates to two or three by the end of All-Star weekend. Billy King was fired by the Nets in January. Danny Ferry and Gersson Rosas are also known candidates for the job.
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NBA To Discuss Adding Corporate Logos On Jerseys For 17-18 Season

The NBA sent out a memo seeking feedback about placing corporate logos on uniforms for the 17-18 season. The initiative must be approved by the Board of Governors in April, which would allow teams a year to sell the space and it would also coincide with the start of their deal with Nike. The NBA is proposing 50 percent of the money from a deal would be kept by the team with the other...
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Paul Pierce: I Might Be The Reason Celtics Get Ben Simmons

Paul Pierce played in what may be his final game at the TD Garden on Wednesday in an overtime thriller. Pierce was traded by the Celtics to the Brooklyn Nets in 2013 in a package that included several draft picks. The Celtics own the Nets' pick this year, which could be a high lottery pick. “I’m helping build this team,” Pierce said with a laugh. “Hey, I might be the reason...
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RealGM Radio: Warriors' Announcer Jim Barnett

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and longtime Warriors announcer and former NBA player Jim Barnett (@uograd66) discuss the Warriors (1:30), getting drafted by the Celtics (26:11), playing for player-coach Bill Russell (28:41), what players from the past could compete today (35:00), Wilt Chamberlain (36:10) and his top ten players of all time (43:52). Subscribe to RealGM Radio...
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Stephen Curry Has Best Pre-ASG PER Since Jordan In 87-88

Stephen Curry heads into the All-Star Game with a NBA-leading PER of 32.0, which is the best pre-ASG mark since Michael Jordan's 32.4 PER in the 1987-88 season. Curry is the clear frontrunner for MVP at this point in the season.Pre-ASG/Post-ASG/Total 15-16: Stephen Curry: 32.0 14-15: Anthony Davis: 31.6 / 28.8 / 30.7 13-14: Kevin Durant: 30.2 / 28.2 / 29.5 12-13: LeBron James: 31...
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Rockets Engaging With Teams On Dwight Howard Trade

The Houston Rockets have begun contacting teams about a trade involving Dwight Howard. Howard plans on becoming a free agent this offseason and both sides have uncertainty on his place with the franchise. The Rockets are working with Howard’s agent, Dan Fegan, on possible destinations.
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Raptors Have Held Talks On Kenneth Faried, Thaddeus Young

The Toronto Raptors have emerged as the best threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference and have been active in searching for an upgrade at power forward. The Raptors, sources say, have had exploratory discussions to gauge the possibility of acquiring Denver's Kenneth Faried, Brooklyn's Thaddeus Young and the Phoenix duo of Markieff Morris and P.J. Tucker. Young...
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DeMar DeRozan Feels At Home With Raptors

DeMar DeRozan will be a free agent for the first time in his career but he says it will be "pretty tough" for a team to sign him away from the Toronto Raptors. "My whole mindset has always been this is home for me," DeRozan said. "I never think otherwise unless it's brought up to me, or you see things, or people ask you about certain things. "This has always been home to me. I took...
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Chris Bosh Treating All-Star Game Like It Could Be His Last

Chris Bosh is treating this All-Star Game as if it will be his last one. Bosh will return to Toronto where he played from 2003 until 2010. "This will be the last year that I'm worried about it," Bosh said. "I figured I've had a pretty good run." Bosh has made 11 All-Star Games. "I mean, it's 11 times for me," Bosh said. "It's newer, younger guys coming up. It's getting tougher and...
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Morey, Harden, Howard Have Extended Meeting Following Loss

Daryl Morey, James Harden and Dwight Howard had an extended meeting following the Houston Rockets' loss at the Portland Trail Blazers ahead of the All-Star break. The Rockets could be aggressive ahead of the deadline, though it isn't clear if they'll be buyers or sellers. "We know they want to swing big deals," said Windhorst. J.B. Bickerstaff called the Rockets "a broken team" following...
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Kings' Minority Owners Fought Ranadive On Firing George Karl

The Sacramento Kings decided to hold off on firing George Karl this week, but it could have been for financial issues. "The reason they didn't fire George Karl was over monetary concerns. Vivek Ranadive does not own a majority of the team. He's the controlling owner. They're paying so many coaches not to coach that his partners really fought him on swallowing another contract. That...
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Phil Jackson Giving Kurt Rambis 'Chance To Win' Knicks' Job

Kurt Rambis is serving as interim head coach of the New York Knicks after Derek Fisher was fired. Rambis has another shot after failing as a head coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves. "I do think Phil Jackson wants Kurt Rambis to be successful. I think he wants the Knicks to have a good second half so he can give Rambis the job," said Windhorst. "(Rambis is) going to have to accomplish...
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Wolves Have Already Reached Out To Tom Thibodeau

The Minnesota Timberwolves have one of the best futures in the NBA building around Karl-Anthony Towns. Sam Mitchell is currently the interim head coach but he's not widely expected to remain there in the long-term. Tom Thibodeau could be a candidate for the job as he remains a coaching free agent. "I think the people in the Wolves' organization are already looking at Tom Thibodeau...
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Steve Kerr Still Having Complications From Spinal Fluid Leak

Steve Kerr felt ill after Tuesday's win over the Houston Rockets, but he traveled with the team to Phoenix and was able to coach in Wednesday's 112-104 victory over the Suns. "I still have symptoms from everything I've been dealing with," Kerr said. "I wish everything was clear and gone away, but at times it's not, and I have to deal with stuff." Kerr is dealing with headaches and...
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J.B. Bickerstaff: Rockets Currently A Broken Team

The Houston Rockets enter the All-Star break with a sub-.500 record following their 116-103 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. "We're broken," Bickerstaff said. "It's that simple. We're a broken team, and we all need to use this break to figure out how we're going to impact change. If we don't want to impact change, then we need to be made aware of that, too, and we'll go in a different...
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NBA Schedule Still Putting Players At Risk Of Injury

Even with a new push by the league to reduce back-to-backs and four-in-fives to all-time lows, there are still 533 back-to-backs in the NBA schedule. Incumbent All-Stars from 2013-14 missed 19 games on average last season, or about a quarter of the season. Compare that with 2009-10, when incumbent All-Stars missed just 10.8 percent of their games -- or one of every 10 games. In the...
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Markieff Morris, Archie Goodwin Have Shoving Match On Bench

Markieff Morris and Archie Goodwin got into a physical altercation on the Phoenix Suns' bench during a timeout. An argument escalated into a shoving match in which teammates intervened. "That was nothing. That was part of being a leader and big brother," Morris said after the team's 112-104 loss. "Of course it looks bad. Everything I do looks bad." Both players returned to the game...
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Suffers Dislocated Right Shoulder

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has suffered a dislocated right shoulder. Kidd-Gilchrist also suffered a torn labrum and dislocation in his right shoulder in the preseason.
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Monty Williams' Wife Passes Away In Car Accident

Ingrid Williams, wife of Monty Williams has passed away in a car crash at the age of 44. The Williams have five children together. On Tuesday evening, a car crossed the center lane and hit Ingrid Williams' car head on. Susannah Donaldson, 55, driver of the car, died in the accident, which occurred around 8 p.m. Her dog was riding in her lap and also was killed. “The Thunder organization...
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Grizzlies To Pursue Kevin Durant In Free Agency

The Memphis Grizzlies plan on pursuing Kevin Durant in free agency. Mike Conley will also be a free agent and the Grizzlies will have the opportunity to pitch Durant on joining Conley and Marc Gasol to form a well-balanced core. The Grizzlies will still try to make the playoffs even with Marc Gasol possibly out for the season with a broken foot. Memphis has Jeff Green and Courtney...
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Stephen Curry, Warriors Credit Ankle Scares For Reaching MVP Level

Stephen Curry signed a four-year, $44 million extension with the Golden State Warriors in 2012, which was seen as a gamble on the team's part at the time due to his ankle issues and is now the best contract in the NBA by a near absurd margin. "I wish we could've paid Steph more," Bob Myers says with a grin. "So we decided to bet on a couple of things," Myers explains. "We bet on...
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76ers Waiting On Joel Embiid As Trade Calls Come For Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor

The Philadelphia 76ers have received trade inquiries from rival teams on the availability of Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor. The 76ers, however, do not want to part with either Noel or Okafor until they know if Joel Embiid is healthy enough to play. Embiid has undergone surgery on his right foot in each of the past two summers. If the 76ers do trade a center, it is unlikely to happen...
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Hawks Receive Interest In Jeff Teague, Dennis Schroder From 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have expressed interest to the Atlanta Hawks in trading for either Jeff Teague or Dennis Schroder. The 76ers haven't made a trade offer for either player. The 76ers aren't expected to make a serious push for one of the two players.
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Phil Jackson Has Opt-Out In Knicks' Contract In 2016 Or 2017

Phil Jackson has an opt-out clause in his contract with the New York Knicks after the 16-17 season. It was previously reported by Frank Isola that Jackson could exercise an opt-out this offseason. Jackson joined the Knicks as team president in 2014. Jackson has been linked to a return to the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Damian Lillard Added To USA Basketball Roster Pool

Damian Lillard has been added to the roster of finalists for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team.Named to the 2014-16 USA Basketball Men's National Team in January 2014, the 6-foot-3 guard was a finalist for the 2014 USA World Cup Team, and played in two exhibition games during the 2014 USA National Team Tour, recording seven points, three rebounds, three assists and one...
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