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LeBron James’ behind-the-scenes locker room interview after All-Star MVP

The 2018 NBA All-Star Game which took place in Los Angeles was met with much intrigue and a little skepticism. Being the biggest event of All-Star weekend meant the game would feature the biggest stars the league has to offer, and for that reason alone, expectations were higher. One year ago the weekend ended in disappointment because the players didn’t take the game serious and...
Via Cavs Nation
23 minutes ago

Gregg Popovich doesn’t expect Kawhi Leonard back this season

On the bright side, Rudy Gay will be back on Friday. It has been a lingering thought in the back of Spurs fans’ minds for weeks, and now the worst case scenario has potentially come to pass. As the Spurs returned from the All-Star break for practice before heading back to Denver for Friday night’s game vs. the Nuggets, Gregg Popovich had the following to say: I’ll be surprised...
Via Pounding the Rock
28 minutes ago

Pistons PG Jackson cleared for light running

Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson has been cleared to begin light running and shooting but a timeframe for his return to practice and game action is still unclear nearly two months after spraining his right ankle.
Via ESPN
30 minutes ago

Heat Links: Are rotation changes coming post All-Star break?

Today’s links look at who’s coming back from injury and the effect it will have on the rotation, Miami’s postseason potential and more. Heat Links: Barry Jackson looks at Rodney McGruder’s imminent return as well as concerns surrounding whether or not Dragic has had enough rest. [Miami Herald] Manny Navarro takes a look at how injuries and returns could influence rotation...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
59 minutes ago

Miami Heat to wear patch honoring Stoneman Douglas victims

Heat players will wear the patch for the remainder of the season. Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in South Florida Feb. 14, the Miami Heat’s official Twitter account released a statement. Radio host Will Manso reported today that starting Friday — Miami’s first game since the All-Star break — the Heat will wear a patch on their jerseys to honor...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 hour ago

Gregg Popovich doesn’t expect Kawhi Leonard back this year, meaning the NBA just lost a title contender

The San Antonio Spurs have been characteristically quiet this season, lurking a bit behind the Western Conference’s top teams while playing crisp, intelligent basketball and positioning themselves for home-court advantage in the first round of the postseason. The fact the Spurs have racked up the third best record in the West (35-24), almost entirely without injured All-NBA forward...
Via The Comeback
1 hour ago

NBA planning preseason game in Seattle

The NBA will return to Seattle next preseason with a familiar face for Pacific Northwest fans, according to Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee.Kevin Durant, who spent his rookie season with the SuperSonics before the franchise moved to Oklahoma City, will lead the Warriors against the Kings on October 6 at Key Arena, Voisin writes. It will be the first NBA game at the facility since...
Via Hoops Rumors
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Warriors plan 2018 preseason game in Seattle

The Golden State Warriors are planning on facing the Sacramento Kings in a 2018 preseason game in Seattle, the first NBA game in the city since the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City for the 2007-08 season.
Via ESPN
1 hour ago

Spurs’ Rudy Gay set to return from heel injury on Friday

Rudy Gay is set to make his return from a heel injury for the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.The San Antonio Express-News’ Jabari Young reported on Wednesday that he asked Gay whether he would be returning on Friday, and Gay said yes. Gay has not played since Dec. 28. The 31-year-old forward was averaging 11.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game prior to getting hurt.The news about Gay...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Roundup: Jimmy Butler’s shoes, GQ interview

Despite not appearing in Sunday’s All-Star Game, Jimmy Butler had an eventful past 10 days, including a wide-ranging interview with GQ and an expensive pair of sneakers that he donned in his return to Chicago. Jimmy Butler has been in the news quite a bit in the past 48 hours, and not necessarily for the […] Timberwolves Roundup: Jimmy Butler’s shoes, GQ interview - Dunking with...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 hour ago

Gregg Popovich would be 'surprised' if Kawhi Leonard returns this season

The Spurs coach has dealt with a number of key injuries this season and doesn't think Leonard will play again this season.
Via Sporting News
1 hour ago

Thunder at Kings lineups, tipoff time and TV info

By Brett Dawson, Staff Writer, bdawson@oklahoman.com THUNDER VS. KINGS When: 9 p.m. Thursday Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, Dish 412, DirecTV 675, U-verse 751/1751) Radio: WWLS 98.1 FM Three things to know • The Thunder hasn't played since last Wednesday.
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 hour ago

NBA reportedly schedules Warriors-Kings preseason game in Seattle

The NBA will make a return to Seattle in 2018 by hosting a preseason game in the city, according to a report by Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee. Voison reports that the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors will hold an exhibition game on Oct. 6 in Seattle, though a contract for the game has not yet been completed. Season ticket drive for potential NHL team in Seattle starts...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 hour ago

All-Star break a chance for Anthony to tune out, wind down

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.com Carmelo Anthony unplugged. The Thunder forward has played in 10 NBA All-Star Games, but he wasn't selected to play last weekend, so the Thunder forward opted for some family time instead.
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 hour ago

Jordan Clarkson explains where the taunt he does with LeBron James and Cavs teammates came from

Since landing with the Cleveland Cavaliers before the trade deadline earlier this month, Jordan Clarkson has given the team a huge lift off the bench which has helped them win four consecutive games. He has shown his impressive skill set, particularly in scoring, as well as challenging his teammates to play better. One of them is LeBron James, who he has been taunting to get him...
Via Cavs Nation
1 hour ago

San Antonio Spurs: Gregg Popovich not hopeful of Kawhi Leonard return

A fear of Kawhi Leonard not playing for the San Antonio Spurs, for the rest of the season, may become a reality. For all but nine games in the 2017-18 season, the San Antonio Spurs have played without Kawhi Leonard, who finished third place in the 2016-17 NBA MVP voting. It started with a mysterious […] San Antonio Spurs: Gregg Popovich not hopeful of Kawhi Leonard return - Air Alamo...
Via Air Alamo
1 hour ago

Cavs’ LeBron James not a fan of Adam Silver’s plan to re-seed playoff teams

LeBron James has been a fervent proponent of making the league a better place, empowering the likes of commissioner Adam Silver to take fast and swift action in hopes to re-assessing terms in the collective bargaining agreement, as well as bringing changes to the All-Star Game and its format. Though one issue he has not agreed with is Silver’s consideration of a possible re-seeding...
Via Cavs Nation
1 hour ago

Popovich will 'be surprised' if Kawhi plays this season

Based on what Gregg Popovich said on Wednesday, it’s going to take a minor miracle for the San Antonio Spurs to see Kawhi Leonard play this season. Leonard missed the start of the season with a quad injury, and he’s appeared in just nine games since then. It’s an injury that has reportedly led to some contention between the star forward and his team, too.When healthy, Leonard is...
Via Sportsnaut
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: What Happens to Terry Rozier?

The Boston Celtics just got news that Marcus Smart will be returning, and everyone is going to benefit from that on the defensive end. There is, however, a much bigger question mark around Terry Rozier now, whose role is still far too uncertain. Rozier was one the lone the bring spots in Smart’s absence, and […] Boston Celtics: What Happens to Terry Rozier? - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 hour ago

Gregg Popovich does not expect Kawhi Leonard to return this season

The San Antonio Spurs are not expecting star forward Kawhi Leonard back this season.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich announced Wednesday that he would be surprised of Leonard returns before season’s end. In the end, if this is indeed the case, Leonard will have only played nine games all season, sidelined by a nagging quad injury that has plagued him since before the season started. It...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron on re-seeding: 'Let's not get too crazy'

LeBron James, who has been to the NBA Finals the past seven straight years, says he's against the idea of re-seeding regardless of conference for the postseason.
Via ESPN
2 hours ago

How the Phoenix Suns can win the offseason

Going into the trade deadline we outlined a few ways that Ryan McDonough could set himself up for a successful rebuild this summer. In the end, the GM did what we thought he would do…nearly nothing. Going into a summer in which few teams will have any available cap room, that was the smart move. […] How the Phoenix Suns can win the offseason - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns...
Via Valley of the Suns
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi likely out for rest of season, Pop says

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he would be surprised if Kawhi Leonard returns this season.
Via ESPN
2 hours ago

CSG Podcast: Nuggets face crucial home stretch

What is this? Another CSG Podcast so soon after the last one? Yes, we (by that I mean “I”) are back with another episode. Three in eight days? That could potentially be a record for our humble podcast. This week I dive into the Denver Nuggets as they enter into the post All Star break home stretch of the NBA season. This will be the most crucial part of the year and I talk about...
Via Mile High Sports
2 hours ago

Anthony Davis believes Pelicans could make NBA Finals when DeMarcus Cousins returns

Anthony Davis is extremely optimistic about the Pelicans’ future.Even though the team has missed the playoffs the past two seasons, Davis believes the team will be a title contender once DeMarcus Cousins returns from injury next season.He sat down with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols during All-Star Weekend, and shared some thoughts about the state of the team.“We could have gone through the...
Via The Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss
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