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Doc Rivers shared some of his concerns regarding the 2020/21 season in the NBA. Rivers, the new head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, is ‘very concerned’ about the level of freedom the players will have this season, due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Well, this is a little different (than the bubble) because now we’re at […]
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Russell Westbrook opened up about his decision to to wear No.4 in his debut season with the Washington Wizards. Westbrook switched his jersey number, as he was wearing No.0 during his time in the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets. “Westbrook says he could have taken 0 as his number, but says he wanted […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers have two solidified stars in Anthony Davis and LeBron James, but could they look to add a third star to their core? Do the Los Angeles Lakers need to sign a defensive wing to back-up LeBron James like Andre Roberson? The Lakers added two elite 6th men candidates in Montrezl Harrell […]
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Carmelo Anthony shared his thoughts on the possibility of wearing No.7 with the Portland Trail Blazers this season. Anthony said he would be thrilled if Portland let him wear No.7. “If Portland gives me number 7, I’ll be happy. I’ll be thrilled. We need a petition for that. I need number 7,” Anthony told reporters, […]
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Kawhi Leonard shared a story about how he recruited his former teammate Serge Ibaka to the Los Angeles Clippers. The two players were part of the 2019 NBA champions Toronto Raptors. According to Leonard, he was straight forward with Ibaka and texted him a clear question whether he will be coming to join him in […]
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Sports analyst and longtime college basketball and NBA player Jalen Rose and podcaster David Jacoby react to the Milwaukee Bucks star small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo saying he doesn’t care if he is the top player on the team and also discuss the NBA’s decision to not conduct random tests for marijuana for the 2020-21 season. […]
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Lonzo Ball is looking forward to playing with his new backcourt partner Eric Bledsoe, after the Pelicans acquired him in Jrue Holiday’s blockbuster trade with the Milwaukee Bucks. Bledsoe, a member of All-Defensive Second Team for 2019/2020, is going to bring the same energy with Holiday on the defensive end. On the plus side, Ball […]
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Former NBA small forward and co-host of SHOWTIME Sports’ “All The Smoke” podcast Matt Barnes and retired NBA player-turned-ESPN analyst Paul Pierce joined Rachel Nichols on The Jump to play “Jump Ball,” discussing whether the Milwaukee Bucks or Boston Celtics are a bigger threat to the Miami Heat this season, whether James Harden will be […]
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Anthony Davis committed his future to the Los Angeles Lakers by agreeing to a five-year, $190M max contract. Davis explained the various reasons behind his decision to sign a long-term deal talking to reporters on Friday. In particular, the Lakers’ superstar admitted his injury history played an important role in signing a five-year deal with the LA […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers have their superstars secured. This week, LeBron James signed a two-year, $85 million max contract extension and Anthony Davis a five-year deal worth up to $190 million. With the exception of one title, all other Laker championships have come in groups with no more than two years apart at a time. […]
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Bam Adebayo believes Precious Achiuwa will have a great season as a rookie with the Miami Heat. In particular, Adebayo expects Achiuwa to have a better rookie season than him, according to Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald. As a freshman with the Tigers last season, Achiuwa averaged 15.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.1 steal, […]
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The newest member of the Washington Wizards team, the 32-year-old, 2017 most valuable NBA player, Russell Westbrook, checks the Capital One Arena and has a special message for the Wizards fans. Russ is scheduled to make his training appearance with the Washington Wizards team on Saturday, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.
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Walter Tavares played a crucial role in Real Madrid’s comeback win against ASVEL Friday. The veteran big recorded 19 points along with six rebounds and four blocks to earn MVP honors for EuroLeague’s round 12. His 29 performance index rating was the best of the week. Following him with a PIR of 26 was Maccabi […]
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Charlotte Hornets rookie guard LaMelo Ball speaks with reporters about his first day of practice with the team in preparation for the 2020-21 NBA season. LaMelo, who is the younger brother of the New Orleans Pelicans star guard Lonzo Ball, also provides his thoughts on forward Gordon Hayward signing with the Hornets and how his […]
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Frank Ntilikina is ready to take the court as a New York Knicks player for the fourth season in a row. The Knicks’ promising guard addressed the trade rumors that surrounded his name during the past summer. (via Marc Berman of NY Post): “I heard about it. It’s been a while — a really long […]
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Los Angeles Clippers star small forward Kawhi Leonard chats with reporters as the Clippers prepare for the upcoming 2020-21 NBA season. Kawhi looks back (5:54) the Clippers blowing a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets and discusses the team’s offseason additions, including the former Toronto Raptors big man Serge Ibaka, who signed a two-year, […]
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John Collins is entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Atlanta Hawks, being willing to discuss an extension with the high-flying forward. On the latest episode of the HoopsHype podcast, Michael Scotto discussed the situation around Collins with Chris Kirschner of The Athletic. “The question I think a lot of people are monitoring around […]
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Marc Gasol responds to LeBron James DPOY comment: “If anyone should’ve got it that year it was Tony Allen”
LeBron James stated numerous times in the last few years he should have won the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year award instead of Marc Gasol. LeBron did not forget about this occurrence, even after the Lakers signed Gasol to a deal this offseason. The Spaniard, however, believes the award would still remain with the […]
Shawn Marion describes Wally Szczerbiak’s draft workout: “Took his shirt off and shot all jumpers, that was it”
Over the years, potential top draft picks usually control the narrative of how they want to be perceived by teams during pre-draft. Second round/undrafted guys work out for almost every team just to get their chance, while some lottery level players pass up invites. In 1999, Wally Szczerbiak was out to establish himself as a […]
Steve Nash opened up about the offensive tactics of the Brooklyn Nets in the 2020/21 NBA season. Nash said the Nets will play very fast on offense and will have similarities to the seven second or less Phoenix Suns (Nash was the leader of that team). “We want to play an uptempo style. We want […]
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Paul George on Doc Rivers: “I respect Doc, he’s a hell of a motivator, coach. Doesn’t mean I agree with everything that we did”
Paul George opened up about his relationship with his former head coach in the Los Angeles Clippers Doc Rivers. George said he has a lot of respect for Rivers, but did not agree with everything the Clippers did last season under Rivers. “I respect Doc, he’s a hell of a motivator, coach. Doesnt mean I […]
Carmelo Anthony on returning to the Knicks: “At this point, it wasn’t really a lot [of consideration]”
Carmelo Anthony was linked to the New York Knicks this offseason, yet he had no interest to return to the team. Instead, Anthony decided to re-sign for another season with the Portland Trail Blazers. “At this point, it wasn’t really a lot [of consideration]. The Knicks were making moves and were trying to figure out […]
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Real Madrid remained undefeated at home in the EuroLeague for a five straight game, following its victory over ASVEL-Villeurbanne (91-84). The “Whites” came back from a 12-point deficit late in the third quarter (58-70) and outscored their opponents 33-14 in the last part of the game to seal the deal. Walter Tavares and Sergio Llull […]
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Anthony Davis will not wear LeBron James’ No.23 next season and will stick to the number he wore last season (No.3). James wanted to give Davis his number in the 2020/21 season, while he would have switched to the number he wore during his time with the Miami Heat (No.6). However, Davis decided to retain […]
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The Houston Rockets believe John Wall will be the co-star of the team next season, alongside James Harden. The Rockets consider Wall a ‘high-upside acquisition’, but their priority is to keep him healthy throughout the season. “During the course of Houston’s trade talks around the league, John Wall was singled out as the most intriguing […]
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Caris LeVert believes the return to action of Kevin Durant is great news for both the Brooklyn Nets and the NBA. LeVert shared his excitement for the opportunity to play alongside Durant, who is considered one of the best players in the league. “It was good to see Kevin come back from a tough injury […]
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Spencer Dinwiddie wants to have a role similar to the one Draymond Green has in the Golden State Warriors. Dinwiddie is expected to have a different role in the Brooklyn Nets this season, with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving back to the lineup and wants to be as valuable to the Nets as Green is […]
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Mike Conley will not be able to practice until Monday, as he is in the NBA’s coronavirus protocol. Conley has not tested positive for the virus, however he had close contact with a family member that tested positive for the virus. Therefore, he cannot return to action unless he has seven straight negative tests. Conley […]
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Frank Vogel shared his thoughts on the potential starting lineup of the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2020/21 season. Vogel said he has not decided yet on who will start for his team, yet he noted Dennis Schroder is a strong candidate to be a starter. “Frank Vogel said that it’s too soon to decide […]
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Baskonia dominated defensively against Anadolu Efes and won with a score of 59-77 at Sinan Erdem Sports Hall. After twelve rounds, both teams have identical records (6-5), and each team one game less. Anadolu Efes will host ASVEL on the 8th of December (Round 5), while Baskonia plays a game from the fifth round against […]
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Anthony Davis opened up about why he wanted to see the Los Angeles Lakers re-sign Jared Dudley and Markieff Morris. Davis said Dudley and Morris were the two teammates that gave him and LeBron James the most confidence in themselves. “Him (Jared Dudley) and Markieff are the two guys that give me and LeBron the […]
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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, free-agent point guard Quinn Cook has agreed to return to the Los Angeles Lakers. Cook, who signed with Los Angeles as a free agent during the 2019 offseason after two years in Golden State, didn’t have a major role for the Lakers last season. The 27-year-old averaged 5.1 […]
Kyrie Irving bypassed the Brooklyn Nets’ preseason media session this year and issued a statement to the reporters entering the training camp. (via RealGM) “COVID-19 has impacted us all in many ways, so I pray for the safety and health of our communities domestically and abroad. I am truly excited for the season to start […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers have released their respective schedules for the first part of the 2020/21 season. The two rivals will face each other in the NBA season opener on December 22. On Christmad Day, the Lakers will clash with the Dallas Mavericks, while the Clippers will play the Denver […]
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The rematch of the 2020 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat will take place on February 20, 2021. The NBA officially announced on Friday the schedule for the first part of the season (December 22 – March 4). “The Heat’s first meeting against the Lakers since the NBA Finals will […]
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Minnesota Timberwolves star center Karl-Anthony Towns is making “all the moves necessary to keep [his family] alive.” Towns, 25, says that he “hasn’t been in a good place” since his mother passed away from COVID-19 back in April. He also said that he has lost six other family members due to COVID-19 in addition to […]
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The Washington Wizards decided to pull the trigger on a trade that sent John Wall to the Rockets in exchange for Russell Westbrook. Bradley Beal weighed on the Wizards’ decision to make the trade admitting that it was an emotional week for him, after the deal officially went through. “It’s been an emotional week,” Beal […]
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The Portland Trail Blazers agreed to a deal with Carmelo Anthony revealing their plan to start the veteran star from the bench the upcoming season. Melo talked on the difficult decision to accept a bench role during Portland’s preseason media conference. Anthony said the Blazers let him know that he still is a major part, […]
The Washington Wizards are ready to enter the season with high hopes, especially after acquiring Russell Westbrook on a trade with the Houston Rockets. The Wizards are going to have one of the most talented backcourts in the East on Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook. However, Beal also seems to have great expectations for the […]
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Bayern Munich survived a close-fought affair against Khimki (80-77) to put a stop to a two-game losing streak. In a contest that came to end on a dramatic note, Bayern’s Nick Weiler-Babb put four crucial free-throws to put the game away for the home team. These were they only points Babb scored in the contest […]
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Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George told reporters that he’s happy that he’s home and is committed to the team. “I want to retire a Clipper,” he said. “I’ll say that every year. This is where my heart is.” The Clippers are the third team that George has played for in his 10-year NBA career. […]
While the Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has not yet made up his mind whether Dennis Schroder will be starting this season, he is sure that the German point guard will be one of the key players for his team. “He’s going to be one of our most important players, and a big-minutes […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers played their last game that secured them their seventeenth NBA championship less than two months ago. But there won’t be much time to recover for the Lakers as the new season begins already on December 22. One of the issues that head coach Frank Vogel and his coaching staff have to […]
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Lakers’ Frank Vogel says Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol, Wesley Matthews, Dennis Schroder are “nasty dudes”
Frank Vogel, head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, described the new additions to the team, namely Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol, Wesley Matthews, Dennis Schroder as “nasty dudes.” It seems clear that the defending NBA champions not only wanted to make the team younger but also to bring more toughness to the team. “The new […]
This week, LeBron James agreed to a two-year contract extension and Anthony Davis signed a five-year deal. With the exception of one title, all other Los Angeles Lakers championships have come in groups with no more than two years apart at a time. LeBron and Davis got their first one together a couple of months […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka spoke about Montrezl Harrell, who joined his team from city rivals the Clippers. The move surprised many NBA players and analysts alike. Pelinka stressed Harrell’s exceptional energy that can be seen even during practice. “He’s a terror and a beast to play against. The energy he brings, […]
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Anthony Davis on his 5-year deal with Lakers: “I love this organization and I love the coaching staff that we have”
Anthony Davis opened up about his decision to commit his future to the Los Angeles Lakers by signing a five-year, $190 million contract. According to the superstar forward, one of the main reasons was him liking everything about the Lakers organization. “I love this organization and I love the coaching staff that we have … […]
Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk has tested positive for COVID-19, according to head coach James Borrego. Monk reportedly has no symptoms, but will miss at least several more days of practice, notes Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer. The 22-year-old should be ready for the start of the season on Dec. 22. Last season, Monk […]
The locker room atmosphere was one of the strengths of the Los Angeles Lakers this past season. Basically, every single player on the team was happy with it. Anthony Davis was no different. It was his first season with the Lakers, but he already made a bold claim about how close the team was. Davis […]
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Ben Simmons reflected on the Philadelphia 76ers’ shortcomings in the Orlando “bubble”, claiming the Sixers were not in the right mindset to compete to that type of environment. In particular, the two-time All-Star agreed with his former teammate Josh Richardson, who admitted the biggest reason for the 76ers’ underachieving season was the lack of accountability. […]
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