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Trail Blazers beat Suns by 48, biggest season-opening rout in NBA history
Also largest loss in Phoenix franchise history
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Marcus Smart and Matthew Dellavedova scrap (video)
Celtics and Bucks guards get into it
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Aaron Gordon throws himself alley-oop off backboard (video)
Magic forward brings dunk contest to season opener
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Report: ‘Tremendous concern’ for Jeremy Lin’s knee injury
Nets guard leaves loss to Pacers (video)
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PBT Extra: Three things to watch with Boston in wake of Hayward injury
Expect more small ball lineups (which looked good against Cleveland in the opener).
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Report: Bucks have offered second-round pick as enticement for Rashad Vaughn trade
How badly does Milwaukee want to unload recent first-round pick?
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Mirotic and Portis create mores issues for Bulls
The Bulls were already facing an uphill battle this season and the Bobby Portis-Nikola Mirotic incident only made things worse for the Chicago locker room.
Carmelo Anthony: Phil Jackson was willing “to trade me for a bag of chips”
Carmelo Anthony wanted to be traded to the Houston Rockets. Badly. (Whether that was good for Houston is a different discussion.) His time in New York was over by mutual consent, but now was time to move on...
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Kobe Bryant sends inspirational recovery message to Gordon Hayward
"You will be so appreciative of being able to stand, walk, run that you will train harder than you ever have." —Kobe
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PBT Podcast: Gordon Hayward injury, Celtics’ future, opening night news
They also discuss the Rockets upset of the Warriors, and the Nikola Mirotic/Bobby Portis situation.
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Michael Jordan scores again, this time with his Jumpman logo
Michael Jordan is showing he still has the ability to score big - even though he hasn't played in nearly 15 years.
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What does Boston do without Hayward?
Gordon Hayward’s injury sucked the air out of Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night.
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Fake Klay Thompson almost steals show in Golden State
We need more "Fake Klay."
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Miller: Hayward's injury stunned everyone
Gordon Hayward's injury made Quicken Loans Arena a somber place on the NBA's opening night, according to Reggie Miller.
76ers’ Markelle Fultz to make NBA debut close to home in Washington
Markelle Fultz gets to start the next chapter of his career in a familiar setting.
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LeBron James on boos Kyrie Irving faced: “It was nothing”
"That was like a pat on the back." —LeBron James
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NBA Three Things to Know: Gordon Hayward goes down, Warriors stumble
Also, the Bulls find a way to make what will be a difficult season even worse.
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Draymond Green goes down, Rockets rally to spoil Warriors ring night 122-121
The Warriors were outscored 34-20 by the Rockets in the fourth quarter.
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Kevin Durant’s game winner waived off, he didn’t get shot off in time
It was reviewed and the right call was made.
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The Warriors’ championship rings have 31 diamonds in them (VIDEO)
Seems like an oddly specific number.
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Report: Cavaliers ditched Kyrie Irving tribute video idea vs. Celtics
The video would have upset some inside the Cleveland locker room? I wonder which ones.
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Already a question, Celtics’ depth issues tested by Hayward injury
It was always going to be a stretch to topple the Cavaliers and LeBron in the East, and without Hayward it will be impossible.
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From Kyrie Irving to Jae Crowder, no love lost between Celtics and Cavs
Cavaliers fans did not hold back once the Celtics won the tip off and Kyrie handled the ball for the first time.
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NBA rallies for Gordon Hayward on social media after broken tibia, ankle injury
During Tuesday's opening game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific injury after cutting back door.
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Gordon Hayward breaks tibia, dislocates ankle against Cavs in first game with Celtics
The Boston Celtics season has taken a turn for the worse.
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Kings’ rookie De’Aaron Fox commits California mortal sin, slams In-N-Out
It's this simple: Fox is flat out wrong. 
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Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic hospitalized after practice fight with Bobby Portis
Mirotic is out indefinitely, and no way they Bulls are handing the starting job to Portis after this.
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LeBron James will play in opener against Celtics
Did we really expect anything else?
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LeBron James, do you owe Cleveland anything? “I don’t owe anybody anything”
As of right now LeBron doesn't know for sure what LeBron will do next summer.
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Report: Final season of LaMarcus Aldridge’s contract extension just $7 million guaranteed
Aldridge's extension also contains 15% trade kicker
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Thunder give P.J. Dozier No. 35, Kevin Durant’s old number
Dozier says he wanted to honor cousin Reggie Lewis
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Cornrowed Joel Embiid calls minute limit f—ing BS
76ers center sounds even more aggravated than he did yesterday
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LeBron James game-time decision for Cavaliers-Celtics opener
LeBron James may miss Cleveland's opener Tuesday night against Boston because of a sprained left ankle.
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Cavaliers to honor Kyrie Irving with video during tonight’s game
Celtics visiting Cleveland in season opener
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LeBron James: I think Dan Gilbert’s letter was racial
Cavaliers star says he still thinks about Gilbert's letter sometimes
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Pencil in Warriors vs. Cavs for 2018 NBA Finals
Barring a major injury, it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year.
Cavs fans should still respect Irving despite exit
Reggie Miller explains why Cleveland Cavaliers fans should still praise Kyrie Irving, despite his controversial exit from the team.
Lakers need to show signs of improvement
The Los Angeles Lakers are loaded with young talent, but in a deep Western Conference, they might not be good enough to make the playoffs.
Gregg Popovich rants, calls President Trump a “soulless coward” after recent comments
Trump is the Bizzaro Popovich, and it sets the Spurs coach off.
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Miller: NBA players won't kneel during anthem
Reggie Miller doesn't believe NBA players will kneel like their NFL counterparts, but he does believe there will be signs of unity through the league during opening week.
Don't be surprised if Nuggets make noise in West
The Denver Nuggets have an impressive starting lineup and enough depth to make a serious run in the Western Conference.
NBA Power Rankings: Preseason rankings for every team from Warriors to Bulls
No shock that the Warriors start the season on the top of our rankings. Or the Bulls on the bottom.
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Chris Paul’s free agency decision becomes a documentary
Chris Paul had a new home in Los Angeles and the potential for a $200 million contract if he stayed with the Clippers.
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Bulls claim PG Kay Felder off waivers
Chicago waives Diamond Stone and Jarell Eddie
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LeBron James: ‘I still got Pandora with commercials’
Cavaliers superstar is notoriously cheap
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PBT Extra: LeBron as MVP and other NBA postseason award predictions
I have Ben Simmons as Rookie of the Year, Rudy Gobert for Defensive Player of the Year.
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Jazz: Dante Exum undergoing surgery after shoulder injury
Will he miss entire season?
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Sprained ankle has LeBron James questionable for opener vs. Celtics
"Oh, he's going to go. He's going to go, trust me that." —J.R. Smith
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Report: Richard Jefferson signing with Nuggets
Denver to waive Jameer Nelson
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Sixers to keep Joel Embiid’s minutes in teens to start season, he’s not happy
Embiid has felt bottled up for three seasons now and wants to be unleashed. The Sixers are being cautious. Sound familiar?
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Report: Spurs signing LaMarcus Aldridge to two-year, $50 million contract extension
Aldridge to opt in, receive partial guarantee in second season
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Hawks: Dennis Schroder will face discipline for physical altercation
Point guard was arrested for battery last month
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NBA season predictions: Who wins East? West? NBA Finals?
Picking a fourth straight meeting between the Golden State and Cleveland in the Finals is boring. But how do you not?
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Report: Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge discussing contract extension
Today not an important deadline for Aldridge
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Report: Rockets won’t extend Clint Capela’s contract
Capela positioned to thrive this season
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Report: Grizzlies to drop Wade Baldwin and Rade Zagorac
Last year's first-rounder and a high second-rounder who signed for multi-year guarantee this offseason
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C.J. McCollum: ‘I should’ve known better, with my history of violence on the court, that I would get suspended’
Trail Blazers guard gripes about suspension, sarcastically and seriously
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Report: Jazz almost certainly won’t extend Rodney Hood
Today is deadline for rookie-scale contract extensions
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PBT Extra: Five Teams with a chance to beat the Warriors
I think Cleveland has the best shot.
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Celtics’ Marcus Morris out for first week of season, Jayson Tatum likely starts
It's a big opportunity for the Celtics prized pick.
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NBA Predictions: LeBron gets MVP, Simmons for ROY
From LeBron James winning MVP to Ben Simmons winning Rookie of the Year and Brad Stevens taking home Coach of the Year, Kurt makes his awards predictions.
PBT Extra: Five guys who could win Rookie of the Year
Ben Simmons, Lonzo Ball, and Dennis Smith Jr. are the favorites.
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Kevin Love with awesome goodbye to Richard Jefferson
Love is going to miss the old man.
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Five candidates for NBA Rookie of the Year
76ers' Ben Simmons is the early favorite for the NBA Rookie of the Year due to his potential production on an improved Philly team.
Check out the Top 10 dunks of the NBA preseason
Jeff Green is at the top of the list.
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Can anyone challenge the Golden State Warriors?
The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors are heavy favorites to retain their title, but will face competition from five teams.
Markelle Fultz to come off bench for Sixers to start season
They say his injuries limiting him to a few preseason games held him back.
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Video Bold Prediction for NBA Season: Grizzlies consider trading Gasol, Conley
This summer the Grizzlies told teams their stars were not available. I predict that will change.
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Willie Reed to enter diversion program, will lead to battery charges dropped
These diversion programs are common nationally for first-time offenders.
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Video Bold Prediction for NBA season: Sixers make the playoffs
That means betting Embiid plays 50+ games, and Simmons can stay healthy, but I'll take the risk.
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Report: Bucks “serious suitor” for soon-to-be free agent Richard Jefferson
This is about getting a good veteran mentor in the locker room with a young team.
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Who takes the last shot for the Oklahoma City Thunder?
All three like to create in isolation, but that's not going to work as well right now.
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Cavaliers waive Kendrick Perkins, who hopes to latch on with another team
Barring injury, Kendrick Perkins was never going to make the cut. The Cavaliers had a full roster — actually, a more than a full roster, they had to trade Richard Jefferson to get down to down to 15 — plus...
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Sleeper teams for each conference in 2017-18 NBA season
One in East, one in West
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Former No. 2 pick Emeka Okafor to play in G-League, attempt NBA comeback
He hasn't played an NBA game since 2013.
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Blazers’ C.J. McCollum suspended for opener for leaving bench during altercation
He will not play against the Suns next Wednesday.
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Video bold prediction for NBA season: Bucks will be four seed in East
The Bucks defense will drive this change.
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Kevin McHale responds to Harden: “Calling me names is not going to change my opinion”
Is harden an in-your-face kind of leader in the Kobe or Draymond Green mold? No. Does he need to be? No.
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Kevin Durant says Giannis Antetokounmpo could become GOAT
It's not shocking Durant that likes long, athletic players. 
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Video bold prediction for NBA season: Thunder reach conference finals
At the top of the mountain in the West (in the NBA, really) is Golden State. Who has the best shot in the West to knock them off? As one of my five bold predictions for the upcoming NBA season, I’ll...
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Joel Embiid, Hassan Whiteside feud on Twitter after preseason game
We could use a good rivalry in the NBA. Besides the annual Cavs/Warriors Finals meeting. Friday night the Heat and Sixers had a preseason game, and early on Joel Embiid was fouled in the post by Hassan...
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Joel Embiid draws foul, tells Heat Bench to get Whiteside out because he can’t guard me
Whiteside's reaction is to shake his head laughing.
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Bold Prediction for NBA Season: DeMarcus Cousins traded at deadline
When the Pelicans' season falls apart, they will look to get what they can for Cousins.
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Report: Kawhi Leonard will sit out Spurs regular season opener
The Spurs will not put a timetable on the injury that sidelined him through the preseason.
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Embiid, 76ers will make playoffs this year
Led by a healthy Joel Embiid and a much-improved supporting cast, the 76ers will make the playoffs this year, says Kurt Helin.
Grizzlies will put Gasol and Conley on trade block
Once the Grizzlies realize they are likely to miss the playoffs, they are going to put Marc Gasol and Mike Conley on the trade block, says Kurt Helin.
NBA bold predictions: Bucks will claim four seed
After making a major leap last season, Giannis Antetokounmpo will propel the Bucks to the four seed in the Eastern Conference.
Report: Cavaliers near deal to send Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder to Hawks
The Hawks get a couple second round picks and the Cavaliers save some cash.
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Paul George will lead Thunder to WCF
With the addition of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, PBT's Kurt Helin believes the the Thunder will reach the Western Conference Finals and George will stay in OKC.
NBA Bold Predictions: Cousins will be traded
DeMarcus Cousins was traded to the Pelicans right before the deadline last season, but there are plenty of reasons why he could be on the move again.
With no offer on table, Jusuf Nurkic expects to be restricted free agent next summer
Nurkic would be entering a very tight free agent market, especially for bigs.
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Potential No. 1 pick Luka Doncic crosses defender out of his shoes. Literally.
Who knows if Luca Doncic — the 18-year-old Slovenian who stars for European power Real Madrid — will be the No. 1 pick next June. His skills are more developed right now than Michael Porter or Marvin Bagley...
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Dwyane Wade on Kyrie Irving: “I never want to leave a place and talk s— about a place”
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue just tried to brush off Irving's comments with a joke.
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Cavaliers’ coach thinks LeBron James will be “okay” for opener against Celtics
Did anyone really think LeBron was sitting out the NBA season opener?
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Three questions the Sacramento Kings must answer this season
Our season preview of the Sacramento Kings.
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EJ: NBA still worth watching despite super teams
Ernie Johnson doesn't agree with Michael Jordan as he believes super teams in both conferences add to the appeal of the league.
Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotel properties
Teams should vote with their dollars.
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LeBron James obvious choice as MVP favorite
LeBron James has plenty of factors that could lead to another MVP campaign, despite what Michael Jordan and oddsmakers say.
Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man, and more: Our NBA awards predictions
A lot of Brad Stevens love for Coach of the Year.
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Joel Embiid says he wanted to stay another season at Kansas
He says a mystery person forced him out.
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With Lakers thinking cap space, don’t look for Julius Randle extension
There's not going to be a deal. Cap space is the priority for Los Angeles, a deal for Randle would cut into it.
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Kyrie Irving says playing in Boston feels like “I’m really playing in a real, live sports city”
Real sports city? Clevelander's love their sports teams. LOVE them. Even the Browns.
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Michael Jordan on Superteams: “28 teams are going to be garbage”
Jordan's small market team still benefits from the overall popularity of the league driven by super teams.
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In a watered down East, Celtics-Cavs is the best thing going
As star after star migrated West this summer, the lesser of the NBA's conferences got watered down.
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PBT Podcast: NBA MVP, Awards predictions with Sean Deveney of The Sporting News
LeBron could win MVP, does he want to chase it?
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Draymond Green: Everybody panicking, knows they don’t have a chance against Warriors
But winning a championship is hard, Green insists
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Report: Heat’s Rodney McGruder out 3-6 months with leg injury
McGruder likely would have been Miami's starting small forward
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Report: Jackson floored FAs with meeting unpreparedness
Jackson's Knicks tenure is the gift that keeps on giving
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Three questions the Phoenix Suns must answer this season
Our season preview for the Phoenix Suns
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Report: Chris Bosh hasn’t ruled out NBA return
Former Heat big is a free agent
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Grizzlies to retire Tony Allen’s No. 9
Grit & Grind forever
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Cavaliers drop Channing Frye from rotation
Big shakeup in Cleveland this year
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Joel Embiid: ‘Can’t f—ing guard me’ (video)
76ers center sums it up
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Our NBA MVP predictions for 2018
Is this the year LeBron James gets MVP No. 5?
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LaMarcus Aldridge trying to find his place with Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge admitted to feeling some frustration following an offseason filled with trade rumors.
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Joel Embiid drops 22 points in 15 minutes in first game back
Embiid had 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block in less than 15 minutes.
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Kyrie Irving touts Boston as ‘real, live sports city’
So, what was Cleveland?
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Report: Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III out until December after ankle surgery
Tough way to start a contract season for Robinson.
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Jusuf Nurkic wants Trail Blazers to fix ‘trash’ defense, become like Bad Boys
In the loaded Western Conference where the Warriors rule, center Jusuf Nurkic suggested the Portland Trail Blazers can be the Bad Boys.
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Jimmy Butler used business phone number in planned stunt
Butler revealed phone number at Timberwolves introductory press conference
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Five leading candidates for Rookie of the Year
Two Sixers make the cut, but not Boston's Jayson Tatum.
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Knicks sign Trey Burke
He fits the crowd in New York at point guard
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Isaiah Thomas: I might never talk to Danny Ainge again
Cavaliers guard upset Celtics president after trade
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Three questions the Los Angeles Clippers must answer this season
Our season preview of the Clippers.
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Watch Joel Embiid drain halfcourt shot, gloat in front of teammates
It's good to be Joel Embiid right now.
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Report: Contract allows Sixers to waive Joel Embiid if foot, back issues cost 25 games or more
The Sixers get protections, but unless Embiid has a catastrophic injury Philly is unlikely to waive him.
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Rest: Frowned upon when NBA games count, not in preseason
There is no NBA mandate urging teams to not rest players in the preseason.
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Derrick Rose was a one-man highlight show against Bulls
Rose can still put on a show. For a stretch.
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Report: Warriors “don’t fear” Russell Westbrook due to playing style
This gets to the Thunder's challenge — will Westbrook, George, and Anthony make the sacrifices necessary to win?
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Markelle Fultz says injury contributed to ugly free throws (video)
76ers rookie hoisted up some ugly ones
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Five players poised for their breakout season
Myles Turner is going to get a lot of touches in Indiana, Clint Capela a lot of exposure in Houston.
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Derrick Rose says he recorded video to recruit LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh in 2010
Former Bulls star previously denied recruiting
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Nuggets retiring Fat Lever’s No. 12
Fine, but why now?
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Jarrett Jack yanked away from confrontation with James Harden (video)
Michael Beasley stops escalation between Rockets and Knicks guards
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Three questions the Golden State Warriors must answer this season
A strengthened Western Conference and an adapted roster for the Cavaliers could spell trouble in Oakland.
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Report: Hornets’ Nicolas Batum won’t need surgery
Boon for Charlotte's playoff hopes
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Pelicans’ Rajon Rondo out 4-6 weeks after surgery
Point guard suffered sports hernia
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Hottest NBA ticket? Hope in Los Angeles, Philly sells, plus Kobe retirement
While people want to see the young Lakers, Celtics, and Sixers, nothing still sells quite like Kobe Bryant.
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Welcome to NBA Justin Jackson, C.J. McCollum breaks rookie’s ankles (VIDEO)
Every rookie has his "welcome to the NBA" moment, Justin Jackson got his Monday.
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With Stephen Currys’ help, NBA aims to aid youth basketball parents
The NBA is trying to help parents improve their children's basketball-playing experience.
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Sixers teammates love Joel Embiid’s new max contract
Embiid's teammates love him.
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Hornets’ Michael Jordan donates $7 million to build medical clinics
Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch medical clinics that he hopes will help at-risk communities in Charlotte.
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Knicks analysts caught on hot mic ripping Kristaps Porzingis
Someone in the control room forgot to turn off their mics during a commercial break.
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LeBron James likes idea of shaking up All-Star Game format. “Why not?”
"We had to do something. The All-Star Game has been pretty bad the last couple years just from a competition standpoint."
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Report: Joel Embiid agrees to five-year, $148 million max extension with Sixers
There are salary cap protections for the Sixers in the deal if Embiid can't stay healthy.
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Dwyane Wade to start over J.R. Smith for Cavaliers
Derrick Rose will leave games early, return with reserves
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Three questions the Los Angeles Lakers must answer this season
Our Los Angeles Lakers season preview.
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Jeff Green flushes down on Ian Mahinmi (video)
And the Cavaliers went wild
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Becky Hammon coaches Spurs in preseason
Gregg Popovich sharing responsibility
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Five players most likely to win the MVP Award
Could LeBron pick up MVP No. 5?
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Rajon Rondo out with sports hernia, could miss month
Jrue Holiday slid back over to the point and was joined by E’Twaun Moore in the starting backcourt.
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Adam Silver says NBA will continue to look at 1-16 playoff seeding
As the game becomes more marketable both domestically and abroad, perhaps direct geographic interest will not play as big a factor as previously thought.
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Three questions the Brooklyn Nets must answer this season
Our season preview for the Brooklyn Nets
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Wizards fear Sheldon Mac has a torn Achilles
More bad preseason injury news.
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76ers’ Richaun Holmes fractures wrist, Joel Embiid practices but won’t play
This comes after the news that Joel Embiid participated in practice but will not play against Boston.
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Watch Stephen Curry score 40 points as Warriors rout Wolves in Shanghai
Stephen Curry finished off his China trip with a performance ripped right out of his MVP highlight reel.
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Utah’s Thabo Sefolosha rescued woman in Provo River
It is the best assist Sefolosha will get all season.
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Andrew Wiggins says he will sign max extension on table “eventually”
“There’s no rush to do it, yet. I’ve still got some time before the day before that first game.” —Andrew Wiggins
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Report: Gary Harris agrees to four-year, $84 million extension with Nuggets
The Nuggets have to extend Nikola Jokic and maybe Will Barton next season, they will flirt with the tax line now.
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Warriors’ huge draw in China, but trying to not let trip impact start of season
“Your conditioning, and eating the right things (are negatively affected)." —Draymond Green
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Klay Thompson: Warriors aspire to Jordan-era Bulls success
"I still think we're not on their level yet, but that's what we aspire to be of the 2000s." —Klay Thompson
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James Harden fires back at Kevin McHale: “He’s a clown, honestly”
"To go out there and downplay my name when, honestly, he never taught me anything to be a leader." —James Harden
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Dallas’ Seth Curry out indefinitely with stress reaction in left tibia
He's out at least a week, but it could be much longer depending on how it heals.
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Utah’s Dante Exum could miss season with separated shoulder, ligament damage
This is Exum's second major fluke injury that could cost him a season.
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Dazzling basketball Hall of Famer Connie Hawkins dies at 75
Basketball great Connie Hawkins has died at 75.
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That time Tim Duncan told Peyton Manning to stay in school
Duncan stayed four years at Wake Forest.
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Three questions the Toronto Raptors must answer this season
Our season preview for the Toronto Raptors
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Report: Warriors GM talked owner out of low-balling Curry this summer
Curry is the definition of a max player.
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Bulls Kris Dunn dislocates finger, will be out weeks
Dunn will miss the start of the NBA regular season.
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LeBron James envies Dwyane Wade’s hair
The buddy flick that is LeBron James and Dwyane Wade is back on a screen near you.
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Knicks GM Scott Perry wants team to play hard, establish identity
“The big thing is this team competing, playing hard, playing together, trying to defend every night." —Scott Perry
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Iman Shumpert out until about start of regular season due sprained foot
The Cavs are a veteran team that can afford to be patient in the preseason.
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LeBron to miss second exhibition game with sprained ankle
LeBron James will sit out Friday's exhibition game against the Indiana Pacers as he recovers from a sprained left ankle.
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It’s official: Tilman J. Fertitta owns the Houston Rockets
The other NBA owners approved the sale last week.
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Former Rockets coach Kevin McHale: James Harden is not a leader
How will Chris Paul fit in Houston?
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