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Los Angeles Lakers: Should the team trade for Kawhi Leonard

SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 5: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers on April 5, 2017 at the AT&T …

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NBA Rumors: Why DeMarcus Cousins Likely To Stay With Pelicans

1,867<p>Photo via Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports<p>The good thing DeMarcus Cousins has going with the New Orleans Pelicans probably will last beyond this …

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What your NBA Coach of the Year choice says about you

Determining Coach of the Year has always left voters fraught precisely because of this built-in blind spot. Like MVP and other NBA awards, narratives …

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Kevin Durant injured as Warriors take 3-0 lead, Nikola Mirotic leads Pelicans to another big win

THE Warriors took a 3-0 lead in their series but now wait to see how severe Kevin Durant’s injury is, while the Pelicans have continued to stun the …

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Bulls Season Rewind 17-18: Jerian Grant

<b>Jerian Grant Season Averages:</b><p>SEASON<p>GAMES PLAYED<p>POINTS<p>REBOUNDS<p>ASSISTS<p>2017-18<p>74<p>8.4<p>2.3<p>4.6<p>2016-17<p>63<p>5.9<p>1.8<p>1.9<p>Third-year combo guard Jerian Grant saw …

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Rajon Rondo: Pelicans had NBA's best Big 3 before DeMarcus Cousins' injury | NOLA.com

The New Orleans Pelicans have turned into one of the most dangerous teams in the Western Conference, but they could've been even scarier with a …

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Each Non-NBA Playoff Team's Key Offseason Decision

While most of the hoops world is hypnotized by the 2018 NBA playoffs, nearly half of the Association is already a week-plus into the summer break.<p>Well, maybe break isn't the right word. Once a club's campaign closes and attention fully shifts to the offseason, it gets busy adjusting draft boards, …

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2018 NBA Playoffs Injury Tracker: Cavs' George Hill has MRI on back, questionable for Game 4

Keeping track of all the injury updates for every 2018 postseason series<p>At this point in the season, every team is dealing with some sort of injury, …

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Player Grades: De’Aaron Fox

Grading anything as subjective as an entire NBA season is always a tough gig. Different people have different goals for an individual as well as …

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Weekly Wrap: April 20 – NBA.com: Hoop Magazine

Four series look done, while four more are just now heating up.<p>Welcome to Weekend 2 of the 2018 NBA Playoffs, where we look at the 16 teams left in …

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2018 NBA Playoffs: The day the Pelicans finally became New Orleans’ basketball team

Since the day Donald Trump became president, Portland native and comedian Megan Amram (writer for Parks and Rec and The Good Place) has religiously …

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The Dime Podcast Ep. 29: CBS’ Adi Joseph Talks Anthony Davis And Some Early Playoff Surprises

Hello, friends. After a bit of a travel delay, the latest edition of the Dime Podcast is here and ready to talk playoffs. As always, we invite you to subscribe to the podcast on your podcast listening platform of your choosing (Omny, iTunes, Google, Stitcher) and leave us a review.<p>Martin is back …

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Embiid shines in playoff debut, Blazers on the brink

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts after hitting a three pointer in the second quarter against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on …

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Anthony Davis' prediction of standing ovation in New Orleans for DeMarcus Cousins comes true

NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis said that teammate DeMarcus Cousins would receive a "standing ovation when he comes out here hobbling" for the Pelicans' …

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Lakers Rumors: Paul George Signing Could Take Lonzo Ball To A New Level, Reports ‘Clutch Points’

The Los Angeles Lakers have high hopes on rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, who is considered by most fans as the next big thing for purple and gold. …

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Live Thread: Game 3 Stinks So Far

The Blazers lose Evan Turner, and tip off against the Pelicans at 6:00 tonight on NBC Sports Northwest and NBA TV.New thread for the second</b> …

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NBA Rumors: Lakers Remain Focused On Signing LeBron James, Paul George As Free Agents

Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka have long...

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7 Free-Agent And Trade Targets For Lakers Other Than LeBron James And Paul George

The playoffs are in full bloom, which means it’s the perfect time to comb through the files of payroll possibilities as pertains to your Los Angeles Lakers.<p>We will have to wait until the summer until we get a full sense of how things shake out in free agency and the budding trade market.<p>But as …

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NBA Playoffs 2018: Updated Postseason Standings, Bracket Results and Highlights

The first round of the 2-08 NBA Playoffs is heating up after yesterday's slate of games that saw the New Orleans Pelicans cement themselves as a team to watch moving forward in the Western Conference bracket.<p>Not to be out done, the Philadelphia 76ers showed what's possible when their team, …

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After two games, which NBA opening round series is the likeliest to end in an upset?

When the NBA moved from a five-game opening playoff round to a seven-game opening round, the chances for major upsets were diminished. (Not …

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The Pelicans were backed into a corner to give their point guard a $126 million contract, and now he's dominating in the playoffs

The New Orleans Pelicans shocked the Portland Trail Blazers for a second straight game, winning 111-102 on Tuesday to send the series back to New Orleans with the momentum comfortably in their hands.<p>While the Pelicans surged into the playoffs behind some awe-inspiring play by Anthony Davis, through …

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Tuesday NBA Playoffs Takeaways: Raptors Exorcising Demons of Postseasons Past

Top-seeded NBA playoff teams aren't supposed to find validation in taking ownership of their matchup with would-be eighth-place steppingstones.<p>The Toronto Raptors shouldn't care.<p>That's the beautified ugliness of the Eastern Conference's postseason bracket: It seems anyone can beat anyone. Even the …

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Lakers Rumors: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram & Kyle Kuzma Key To Kawhi Leonard To LA Trade, Per ‘Lakers Nation’

Despite failing to enter the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year, there is no doubt that the Los Angeles Lakers are headed to a bright future …

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Report: Spurs ‘giving off signals’ they won’t trade Kawhi Leonard yet

Last summer, LaMarcus Aldridge told Gregg Popovich he wasn’t happy and wanted to be traded out of San Antonio. The result was a “come to Jesus” …

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New Orleans’s Breakout Star Was Always There

Jrue Holiday has long done the little things to help the Pelicans win. Now he’s doing the big things, too.<p>In a series with MVP candidates like …

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Bulls in the playoffs: Playoff Rondo is at it again

The 2017-18 season has come and gone, so Bulls Insider Vincent Goodwill and Mark Strotman are handing out grades to the seven key frontcourt players. …

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'He's Just in a Different Mode': Rajon's 'Playoff Rondo' Legend Keeps Growing

PORTLAND, Ore. — Exactly a year ago, Rajon Rondo was in this same position.<p>After an up-and-down season with the Chicago Bulls that included an extended benching, Rondo transformed in the playoffs. He was stellar in the first two games of the first round, as the Bulls stunned the top-seeded Boston …

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2018 NBA Playoffs: Alvin Gentry’s conviction allowing Pelicans to seize control over Blazers

I remember it like it was yesterday. Alvin Gentry, freshly soaked in champagne yelling into the camera to Anthony Davis. Still technically a coach …

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Dallas Mavericks: Future Mavericks? The best free agents for 2018, including LeBron, George, Cousins | SportsDay

Future Mavericks? The best free agents for 2018, including LeBron, George, Cousins<p>This Story is About...<p>The NBA season always provides headlines, but …

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3 reasons the Blazers are on the precipice of doom

How the Pelicans grabbed a 2-0 lead in Portland.<p>The Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in an awful spot after two games against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Blazers were swept on their home floor by the visiting Pels, and in a few more days, Portland could find itself swept entirely out of the …

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