Sunday 08th January 2017,

Dan Favale

Giannis Antetokounmpo Researched Jason Kidd’s NBA Career the First Time he Benched Him

Giannis Antetokounmpo Researched Jason Kidd’s NBA Career the First Time he Benched Him

You don’t need any more reasons to fall in love with Giannis Antetokounmpo, but he’s about to give you one. The always-fantastic Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated penned a strong profile on the Milwaukee Bucks’ superstar, and while the entire piece is worthy of multiple reads, the story of what Antetokounmpo did the first time head [...]

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Andrew Bogut Wants Dallas Mavericks to Bring Him Off the Bench

Andrew Bogut Wants Dallas Mavericks to Bring Him Off the Bench

Andrew Bogut, 32, has no problem coming off the Dallas Mavericks’ bench. In fact, per ESPN.com’s Tim MacMahon, he prefers it: Center Andrew Bogut will be coming off the bench for the foreseeable future due to the problems the Dallas Mavericks have had playing him next to Dirk Nowitzki. Bogut and Nowitzki have played only [...]

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Paul Millsap Doesn’t Want to Be Traded from Atlanta Hawks

Paul Millsap Doesn’t Want to Be Traded from Atlanta Hawks

Paul Millsap is happy right where he is. Following a report from ESPN.com’s Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst that said the Atlanta Hawks were listening to offers for Millsap, the All-Star forward has made it clear he prefers to stay put, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Chris Vivlamore: Millsap owns a player option for next season [...]

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Jeff Hornacek is Not Happy with the New York Knicks’ (Lack of) Defense

Jeff Hornacek is Not Happy with the New York Knicks’ (Lack of) Defense

The New York Knicks are not a good defensive team. They rank 25th in points allowed per 100 possessions, and they’ve at times looked much, much worse than that. Head coach Jeff Hornacek, naturally, isn’t happy about his team’s defensive stands. And he was particularly frustrated after the Knicks relinquished 115 points to the usually [...]

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Rajon Rondo Apparently Wanted to Sign with Knicks or Nets Last Summer

Rajon Rondo Apparently Wanted to Sign with Knicks or Nets Last Summer

Rajon Rondo’s foray into free agency this past summer didn’t unfold as planned. The Chicago Bulls signed him to a two-year deal, the second of which is only partially guaranteed. And after he put pen to paper, Dwyane Wade followed him to the Windy City, creating a backcourt with very little spacing. Following a relatively [...]

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Donatas Motiejunas Now Expected to Sign with New Orleans Pelicans

Donatas Motiejunas Now Expected to Sign with New Orleans Pelicans

You know you needed yet another Donatas Motiejunas update. According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, the 7-footer is now expected to sign a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans to seal his NBA return: Free-agent power forward Donatas Motiejunas is in serious discussions to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical. [...]

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James Harden on Playing for Mike D’Antoni: ‘It’s Been a Dream So Far’

James Harden on Playing for Mike D’Antoni: ‘It’s Been a Dream So Far’

James Harden is not like Carmelo Anthony, or Dwight Howard, or probably Kobe Bryant. He actually likes playing for head coach Mike D’Antoni. Per the Associated Press (USA Today): Minutes after collecting 53 points, 17 assists and 16 rebounds in his second straight triple-double, Houston’s James Harden was asked what it has been like to [...]

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Bulls Head Coach Fred Hoiberg on NBA’s ‘Hottest’ Coaching Seat

Bulls Head Coach Fred Hoiberg on NBA’s ‘Hottest’ Coaching Seat

Less than two seasons into Fred Hoiberg’s tenure as Tom Thibodeau’s successor, the Chicago Bulls may have seen enough. From ESPN.com’s Marc Stein: The latest chatter on the coaching grapevine, meanwhile, tells us that the toastiest seat on the NBA map at present belongs, rightly or wrongly, to the Chicago Bulls’ Fred Hoiberg. The Bulls’ [...]

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Phoenix Suns Now Expected to Move Brandon Knight Before Trade Deadline

Phoenix Suns Now Expected to Move Brandon Knight Before Trade Deadline

So much for the Phoenix Suns not being open to trading Brandon Knight. Previous speculation has been denied by the team time and again. The Suns, driven by this untenable hope of contending for a playoff berth while rebuilding, weren’t looking to trade Knight—a point guard on a pre-cap-boom contract relegated to backup duty behind [...]

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Nikola Jokic’s Rise Has Left Jusuf Nurkic the Odd Man Out in Denver

Nikola Jokic’s Rise Has Left Jusuf Nurkic the Odd Man Out in Denver

The Denver Nuggets tried to play Jusuf Nurkic and Nikola Jokic together. They really did. Through November, the two logged 104 minutes of court time together. But the Nuggets were outscored by more than 15.4 points per 100 possessions during those situations, according to NBA.com. The two, as a result, have seen just one minute [...]

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