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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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Bucks Interested In Trading Michael Carter-Williams, Greg Monroe

The Milwaukee Bucks are 18 games under .500 since trading away Brandon Knight in a deal that brought in Michael Carter-Williams. The Bucks are interested in making another major trade ahead of this year's deadline in an attempt to fix their issues. Michael Carter-Williams has been mentioned in trade talks, as has Greg Monroe. Monroe has been productive on offense but he's been a...
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January PER Of Top-12 Prospects For 2016 NBA Draft

The following are the month-by-month PER of the current top-12 prospects of the 2016 NBA Draft.Overall PER / January PER / December PER / November PER Ben Simmons: 28.5 / 25.8 / 35.3 / 27.0 Brandon Ingram: 23.1 / 23.9 / 29.7 / 16.4 Skal Labissiere: 17.2 / 16.0 / 7.4 / 23.1 Dragan Bender: 13.4 / -7.0 / 15.3 / 18.0 Jaylen Brown: 19.0 / 21.7 / 12.8 / 21.9 Kris Dunn: 24.8 / 20.9 / 29...
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Brandon Williams Promoted By 76ers To Chief Of Staff

Brandon Williams has been promoted by the Philadelphia 76ers to the newly created position of chief of staff. Williams will report to Sam Hinkie. Williams' role will have broader oversight on matters that include player development, agent relations and recruiting. Jerry Colangelo has sign off on organizational moves involving basketball operations. Williams worked eight years in...
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LaVine, Barton, Aaron Gordon, Drummond In 2016 Slam Dunk Contest

The NBA has set their four-man field for the 2016 Slam Dunk Contest in Toronto. Zach LaVine will defend his title against Andre Drummond, Will Barton and Aaron Gordon. Barton and Gordon have each had a number of impressive dunks this season.
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Chandler Parsons Looking Forward To Recruiting Dwight Howard

Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard have recently rekindled their friendship. Parsons played a big role in recruiting Howard to the Houston Rockets in 2013 before he signed with the Dallas Mavericks in 2014. Parsons plans on helping the Mavericks with their recruiting efforts for Howard. “For sure,” Parsons said. “I’m talking to him (routinely), obviously, and we share the...
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Rockets Still Planning All-Out Pursuit Of Kevin Durant

The Houston Rockets continue to plan an all-out pursuit in free agency of Kevin Durant. The Rockets have long believed they're in as good of a position as any team to sign Durant away from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant and James Harden remain close friends. Harden was traded by the Thunder to the Rockets in 2012. The Rockets can sign Durant to a max contract while also re-signing...
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Rockets Not Interested In Trading Away Dwight Howard

The Houston Rockets have no interest in trading away Dwight Howard ahead of the deadline. Howard can become a free agent this offseason and has been linked to the Boston Celtics. “We’re just focused on this season," said Daryl Morey. "So is Dwight. If we as a team and he as a player play(s) like we know he’s capable and has been this year and was last year, all that stuff takes...
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Nuggets 'Building Around' Danilo Gallinari, 'Not Trading Him'

The Denver Nuggets are not expected to trade Danilo Gallinari at the deadline. One league source from that region said of the Nuggets, "They're not trading him. They're building around him." Gallinari is signed for $15.050 million next season and has a player option worth $16.1 million for 17-18.
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Kevin Durant: Free Agency Reports Don't Distract Thunder

Kevin Durant said rumors about his free agency are not a distraction for the Oklahoma City Thunder. "Nah, nobody talks about it here," Durant told reporters following shootaround Wednesday. "We don't even talk about basketball outside the court, much less free agency chatter. We don't talk about that stuff. As soon as we walk off this court it's friendships and brotherhood. It makes...
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