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  • MRI confirms Damian Lillard groin pressure, to be re-evaluated in a single week

    February 14, 2020 by  
    Category: NBA

    Damian Lillard knew what it was virtually immediately. By the point he was again within the locker room, Lillard was saying he had strained his groin, and with that was out of the All-Star Recreation (however he’s still rapping as Dame D.O.L.L.A.).

    Now a crew MRI has confirmed it. The Path Blazers introduced that, sure, Lillard does have a strained groin, and he shall be re-evaluated in every week. That’s proper earlier than Portland returns to play after the All-Star break (its first recreation is Friday, Feb. 21, towards New Orleans, one of many different groups making an attempt to chase down the ultimate playoff spot within the West). Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports the strain has a 1-2 week recovery time, and with groin accidents groups are usually cautious as a result of it’s common to assume it’s healed when it isn’t, then the re-injury is worse.

    Which suggests count on Lillard to overlook at the very least a while after the All-Star break.

    Portland can’t afford for him to be out lengthy because it tries to make up the 4 video games it’s behind Memphis for the ultimate playoff spot within the West.

    The harm was simply an unlucky fluke. With lower than 4 minutes to go earlier than the All-Star break, Damian Lillard drove the lane towards Memphis Grizzlies huge man Jonas Valanciunas, landed and was in on the spot ache, grabbing his groin. He quickly fouled to cease play and went straight to the locker room. After the sport, Lillard mentioned he was out of the All-Star Game on Sunday, the place Devon Booker has replaced him.

     

    The Philadelphia 76ers Would Be Out of Their Minds to Trade Joel Embiid as Foolish Rumors Flow into

    February 12, 2020 by  
    Category: NBA

    To be an NBA famous person is to be the fixed topic of rumors surrounding each facet of your life. However most notably the chatter focuses on commerce and free company buzz. Typically instances, the rumors will probably be squashed instantly, with no foundation to again them up. Life goes on and nothing momentous really occurs.

    That’s, except that staff is in a state of disarray. The 76ers are considerably of an instance of that, and in latest weeks, Joel Embiid has been seen as a possible commerce candidate for Philly as soon as the offseason hits as displeasure among the many fanbase has endured. To be clear, that is merely unsubstantiated chatter.

    Sure, the 76ers have carried out beneath expectations, and there is lots of stress for the expertise on this roster to be maximized. Why then would one of the crucial proficient gamers on the roster be dangled in commerce talks? It is not sensible.

    It appears Embiid is the scapegoat for lots of the staff’s points for no matter motive. Ben Simmons has but to evolve his sport regardless of being arguably essentially the most athletic participant within the NBA. Al Horford has been a disappointing signing and clearly would not match their system. Brett Brown ought to have been fired weeks in the past. How is Embiid being dragged into this?

    Embiid simply makes the error of actually responding to the criticism, so it is simple to place the blame on him.

    Cease with the pointless Joel Embiid slander. The problem will not be with a middle that labored extraordinarily arduous to purchase into “The Course of.” Buying and selling him can be a betrayal of that course of to be aggressive once more.

    Detroit Pistons Return From Cavs for Andre Drummond Was So Stupid 2K Will not Even Permit it

    February 11, 2020 by  
    Category: NBA

    On Thursday, earlier than the NBA’s trade deadline, the Detroit Pistons traded seven-year veteran heart Andre Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Brandon Knight, John Henson and a 2023 second-round draft choose.

    The Pistons received completely fleeced and everyone, besides Detroit administration, appears to appreciate it. Even NBA 2K understands this. A fan tried to copy the trade in-game and could not as a result of even the 2K CPU realized how ridiculous it was.

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    Digital Pistons common supervisor appears loads smarter than the one in actual life.

    The worst a part of it wasn’t even the deal, however the lack of loyalty the Pistons entrance workplace confirmed Drummond. He wasn’t even given a heads up earlier than the commerce went down, making it much more of a shock to him.

    The Pistons are presently the 11th seed within the Japanese Convention and are sitting at 19-36, so it is smart that they’d commerce some items to start out a rebuild. Nonetheless, nobody, not even Drummond, foresaw a commerce like this happening the best way it did.

    May Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers remorse their quiet NBA trade deadline?

    February 11, 2020 by  
    Category: NBA

    The dearth of motion on the deadline by the Bucks (45-7), who maintain a 6.5-game lead within the West, was in all probability good. (The staff’s solely transfer was signing ahead Marvin Williams, who was purchased out by the Hornets.) Getting into Monday’s video games, Milwaukee has some extent differential of +12.5. No staff this decade has completed the season with some extent differential larger than +10.8. That group? The 2015-16 Golden State Warriors, who gained 73 video games. That’s some fairly good firm.

    The Lakers (39-12), who’ve a three-game lead over the Clippers and Nuggets for the West’s prime spot, have wants. They sorely may have used the protection and play-making of veteran Andre Iguodala, whom the Warmth acquired on the deadline from Memphis. (He was coaching on the West Coast throughout his absence from the Grizzlies.) However Los Angeles was merely hamstrung by a scarcity of commerce property and made no strikes. The Lakers could possibly be haunted by their scenario within the postseason.

    Los Angeles is sort of ridiculously depending on LeBron James — it’s 15 factors per 48 minutes worse when he’s not enjoying — and L.A.’s protection has conceded only a shade beneath 4 extra factors per 100 possessions since 2020 started (although L.A. stays fifth general in defensive effectivity for the season). Neither of those points in all probability may have been fastened with a deadline commerce.

    Other than 24-year-old Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers do not have a lot in the way in which of younger expertise to supply for an improve. And moreover, he is an necessary rotation piece (he averages 25 minutes per recreation) and key a part of a post-James future.

    Los Angeles additionally lacks draft capital. Relying on the place they end within the coming seasons, the Lakers should ship two extra first-rounders to New Orleans as a part of the Anthony Davis commerce. Plus, L.A. not has 2020-22 second-round picks because of different offers.

    The opposite veterans dotting the Lakers’ roster do not have a lot worth except connected to juicy property — just like the first-round picks L.A. is mild on. For higher or worse, L.A. was in all probability at all times going to be a completed product after filling out its roster round Davis in the summertime.

    In September 2017, the NBA’s Board of Governors voted to vary the draft lottery odds, giving the underside three groups an equal likelihood of getting the highest decide. We noticed the impact of this modification, which went into impact for the 2019 draft, on the commerce deadline.

    Though they every may end with the worst document within the league, the Cavaliers (13-40) and Hawks (15-39) made offers on the deadline that made them higher. Atlanta jumped into Houston’s mega-deal to land productive veteran heart Clint Capela, sending a first-round decide to the Rockets. Then they re-acquired 31-year-old heart Dewayne Dedmon (together with two second-round picks) from Sacramento.

    Cleveland one-upped Atlanta by buying a giant man of its personal, two-time All-Star Andre Drummond. In that deal, the Cavs traded spare elements to the Pistons (enjoying the function of the traditional rebuilding staff on the deadline) to lock in a entrance line of Drummond and Kevin Love for the remainder of this season. It’s a deal that, it doesn’t matter what Drummond decides to along with his participant possibility for subsequent season, ought to make Cleveland higher for its subsequent 29 video games.

    Throughout earlier deadlines, groups like Atlanta and Cleveland could be in a shameless race to the underside, dealing off any participant who may carry future property and make them worse within the brief time period.  As an alternative of gifting groups competing for playoff spots simple wins, Atlanta and Cleveland ought to, in concept, present much more resistance down the stretch in 2020.

    Houston went all-in on excessive small ball with a wild, four-team commerce. To not be outdone, the Warmth engineered their very own multi-team deal in an try to shut the hole on the first-place Bucks. In the meantime, the 76ers (acquired Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks) and Clippers (traded for Marcus Morris) made smaller strikes across the edges. And Boston, Oklahoma Metropolis and Toronto — all of whom had property and/or pleasant salaries to make a giant splash — didn’t make any offers.

    So what provides?

    Boston (37-15) very quietly has the league’s second-best level differential, outscoring groups by 7.2 factors per recreation — a tenth of some extent higher than the Lakers. If it wasn’t for the Bucks’ outlandish success, this Celtics staff could be clearly seen as an actual championship contender. Given the Boston roster is an attention-grabbing mix of younger gamers on rookie contracts, rising prospects approaching extensions or veterans on massive offers, it’s onerous to see a deal to be made. No big stars have been obtainable on the deadline, so why threat the staff’s chemistry for a marginal improve?

    Darren Collison will purportedly stay retired

    February 10, 2020 by  
    Category: NBA

     

    Darren Collison will purportedly stay retired all things considered.

    Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN revealed the news Sunday, noticing that the 32-year-old UCLA item doesn’t anticipate playing this season in light of the fact that the “timing isn’t right.” Wojnarowski called attention to the choice came despite the fact that title contenders in the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers were “seeking him.”

    Collison first entered the association when the then-New Orleans Hornets chose him with the No. 21 by and large pick of the 2009 NBA draft. He has played for the Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings and Pacers again in a subsequent spell.

    Tampa Bay Vipers vs. New York Guardians | Week 1 | 2020 XFL Highlights

    February 9, 2020 by  
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    Tampa Bay Vipers vs. New York Guardians | Week 1 | 2020 XFL Highlights

    Former Oakland Raiders QB Matt McGloin leads the New York Guardians to two touchdown drives as the team earns its first XFL victory with a 23-3 win over the Tampa Bay Vipers.

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    Frank Clark, Chiefs already looking forward to next Super Bowl | Golic and Wingo

    February 9, 2020 by  
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    Frank Clark, Chiefs already looking forward to next Super Bowl | Golic and Wingo

    Kansas City Chiefs DE Frank Clark joins Golic and Wingo to discuss his surreal Super Bowl LIV win over the San Francisco 49ers, Travis Kelce’s swag and avoiding the Super Bowl hangover.
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    NFL Live’s Bold Predictions: Brees retires, Brady leaves the Patriots, Jameis Winston stays in Tampa

    February 9, 2020 by  
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    NFL Live's Bold Predictions: Brees retires, Brady leaves the Patriots, Jameis Winston stays in Tampa

    The NFL Live crew makes three bold offseason predictions.
    1. New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will retire.
    2. New England QB Tom Brady will leave the Patriots as a free agent.
    3. Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston will stay with the Buccaneers.
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    Aaron Gordon relives the 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest with Omar Raja | Hoop Streams

    February 9, 2020 by  
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    Aaron Gordon relives the 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest with Omar Raja | Hoop Streams

    Orlando Magic star Aaron Gordon gives Omar Raja the behind-the-scenes scoop on each of his six show-stopping slams from the 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Gordon answers whether he thought he had defeated 2016 winner Zach LaVine, what went wrong in the 2017 dunk contest and what he has in store for the 2020 edition.

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    Will Andrew Wiggins make the Warriors better? | Get Up

    February 9, 2020 by  
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    Will Andrew Wiggins make the Warriors better? | Get Up

    Mike Greenberg, Damon Jones and Jay Williams weigh in on the Golden State Warriors trading PG D’Angelo Russell and acquiring Minnesota Timberwolves SF Andrew Wiggins. They also discuss where the Warriors will stand among contenders with PG Stephen Curry and SF Klay Thompson back next season.
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