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Lawsuit Request Surrounding Zaza Pachulia, Kawhi Leonard's Injury Denied

Most San Antonio Spurs fans are angry about the Kawhi Leonard injury, but one tried taking it to another level.<p>According to Nick Moyle of the <i>San Antonio Express-News</i>, Juan Vazquez filed a lawsuit against the Golden State Warriors and Zaza Pachulia, the player responsible for the injury, on behalf …

Patrick McCaw steps in for sidelined Andre Iguodala and turns in a monster game

OAKLAND — Andre Iguodala didn’t play in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night, but his 21-year-old rookie understudy Patrick McCaw …

Los Angeles Lakers keep No. 2 pick, are biggest NBA lottery winners

NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Lakers did not get the pick they wanted, but they got the one they needed.<p>Now, it's on Magic Johnson to deliver.<p>The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery felt like a throwback to the 1980s. The Boston Celtics won the No. 1 overall pick, and the Philadelphia 76ers took the third pick. …

Brandon Ingram Talks Staying Healthy, Metta World Peace and Preventing Injury

Brandon Ingram had a solid rookie season. The number two pick in the ’16 Draft averaged 9.4 points, 4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 79 games. In a time …

Warriors-Spurs: Kevin Durant kills any LaMarcus Aldridge closeout controversy

Just a big man doing what big men do<p>Kevin Durant was involved in a play with LaMarcus Aldridge that was very similar to what his teammate Zaza …

3 things you missed from the Warriors’ Game 2 blowout of the Spurs without Kawhi Leonard

Game 2 between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs was all but a preordained outcome.<p>The Spurs never really stood a chance after Kawhi …

LeBron James Says Boston Fans Are Born with 'Pump' Ahead of Celtics vs Cavaliers

Boston Celtics fans will be excited for the Eastern Conference Finals, but as LeBron James noted, the atmosphere won't necessarily be any crazier than usual.<p>"I don't think Boston fans need any more pumping up," James said Wednesday, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN. "They're born with 'pump,' if that …

Steve Kerr yells the same thing every time Draymond Green shoots a 3 as part of the unusual way he manages the Warriors star

Steve Kerr has one of the most challenging jobs in the NBA, despite also having one of the most talented teams.<p>Though the Golden State Warriors could roll the ball out without a game plan against most teams in the NBA and still win on most nights, Kerr's challenge is keeping his numerous stars and …

Lakers should trade No. 2 pick in NBA draft to Pacers for Paul George

There are some great prospects in this year’s class, but adding the four-time All-Star would be the best move for Magic Johnson<p>Magic Johnson should …

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NBA playoff scores 2017: Ugh, Warriors are too good

The Warriors are now 10-0 in the playoffs.<p>The Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 136-100 in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. This game was sadly over before it even started, though. It’s hard enough to beat the Warriors, but add in the fact the Spurs are missing Kawhi …

‘NBA teams should honour White House tradition and visit Donald Trump’

• Commissioner Adam Silver wants champions to attend president’s reception<br>• Many players, including LeBron James, uneasy about Trump’s views<p>The NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, has said that if any championship team expressed doubt about visiting Donald Trump’s White House in the next few years, he …

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NBA Trade Buzz: Pelicans' Anthony Davis, Hassan Whiteside, Tyson Chandler Latest, Social Media Talk

Yesterday was an interesting day in the world of NBA trade rumors. It was interesting because in the constantly evolving world of rumors we found a nugget of solid information when Atlanta officially pulled Paul Milsap off of the trade market. But as the world turns, so does the NBA rumor mill, so …

NBA Rookie Rankings: Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon is already the steal of the draft

Brogdon is starting and making an impact in Milwaukee<p>Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon, one of the surprises of this season's rookie class, has already …

NBA Player Power Rankings: B/R's Top 30 Small Forwards at the Halfway Point

Does LeBron James still take the cake among the NBA's top small forwards?<p>There's no doubt the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is defending his championship with another stellar season, but plenty of contenders are coming for his crown. Even with Kevin Durant qualifying for our position-by-position …

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Outside of annual NBA event, Brits slow to embrace basketball

LONDON -- The NBA is in old London town again this week, and for the British basketball community that is always a delight. For six years now, the …

The Knicks are plummeting because there is so, so much wrong with their defense

The New York Knicks have problems. Even when they get the Derrick Rose mess straightened out, they have significant issues to address on the court.<p>What was supposed to be a “super team” (at least in the mind of Rose) after trading for former Bulls point guard and signing forward Joakim Noah this …

Five Takeaways From Bucks-Spurs

Kawhi Leonard versus Giannis Antetokounmpo was supposed to be the headliner coming into Tuesday’s matchup between the Bucks and the Spurs. Giannis …

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Allen Iverson Joins Ice Cube’s Basketball League for Retired NBA Players

Former NBA legend Allen Iverson is joining Ice Cube‘s three-on-three basketball league, which features an array of retired league stars. The …

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Duke needs Amile Jefferson back soon

For much of his career at Duke, Amile Jefferson has been content with contributing as a role player. While a top 25-RSCI recruit in 2012 himself, his …

NBA trade rumors: Lakers have no plans to trade young core that has scouts raving

There is a different vibe around the Lakers these days, and it’s not just because they’ve managed to win three of their past five games, with all …

Derrick Rose: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Knicks PG's Future

Derrick Rose's future with the New York Knicks may be up in the air after the three-time All-Star failed to show up for his team's defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Report: Trust Between Knicks, Rose 'Eroded' After His Brief Absence<p>Wednesday, Jan. 11<p>The <i>New York Daily</i> …

Knicks forced to delete pair of embarrassing tweets after Derrick Rose goes AWOL

As if the situation with Derrick Rose’s mysterious disappearance wasn’t embarrassing enough for the New York Knicks, the team has felt compelled to delete a pair of tweets featuring the wayward point guard. The first occurred Tuesday, when the Knicks shared an ad on Twitter showing Rose appearing …

College Basketball Player of the Year rankings: KU's Mason closing on top spot

Frank Mason is averaging 27.0 points in Kansas' past two wins<p>I've had Josh Hart atop the National Player of the Year rankings each week because the …

Re-Drafting the 2016 NBA Draft Class at the Midseason Mark

Halfway through the 2016-17 NBA season, it's time for some revisionist draft history.<p>Let's do the whole first round over.<p>First things first: If you're picking at the top of the lottery, you're almost never in a position to consider need. (What would have happened to the San Antonio Spurs over the …

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Lakers' D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle learn that preparation and routine are half the battle in NBA

Yes, Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell calls assistant coach Jesse Mermuys "Nemo," the animated character in a Disney movie. Mermuys, Russell believes, looks like a little fish, and in turn Mermuys calls Russell "Dory," Nemo's friend.<p>They work together enough that nicknames are inevitable, but …

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Millsap: Hawks told me I won't be traded this season

It seems the Atlanta Hawks weren't just trying to stir up a bidding war when they informed teams that they were pulling All-Star power forward Paul …

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NBA trade rumor season will be especially strange this year

With so many teams clustered in the middle, the trade deadline could boil over or spark a whole lot of nothing.<p><i>NBA trade rumors</i> <i>are picking up because the deadline is just six weeks away and one team — the Hawks — has already unloaded a key rotation player. This week in FLANNS & ZILLZ, we discuss</i> …

Rajon Rondo Benched for His Own Chicago Bulls Bobblehead Night

Rajon Rondo suited up for the Chicago Bulls Monday night. But in a way most people wouldn’t think of.<p>Despite Rondo’s recent benching by Bulls coach …

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Joakim Noah’s a horrible fit and Carmelo has to bolt: TNT analyst

Brent Barry, TNT’s analyst for Thursday’s Bulls-Knicks game, views Phil Jackson’s latest experiment a lost cause and advocates Carmelo Anthony waive …

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Kevin Garnett joins LA Clippers as consultant

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- Kevin Garnett has officially signed on as a consultant this week with the LA Clippers. Garnett will occasionally help out at …