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2 young point-guards for the Phoenix Suns to target

The Phoenix Suns are a basketball franchise neck deep in rumors, scandal and controversy. Dealing with the insistent trade demands of Jae Crowder, right before training camp begins, would be enough for any NBA executive to lose a bit of sleep. General manager James Jones is certainly in an unenviable position. Nevertheless, the job doesn’t …

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Shaquille O’Neal’s heartbreaking confession regarding the Ime Udoka scandal

In the collective imagination, Shaquille O’Neal is a happy, joyful, successful and funny man, however, according to the legendary center’s own words, his days have not always been like that, and a poignant reflection and self-criticism has been generated by the scandal for which Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka was suspended for a full season. …

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Projecting the Wizards’ rotation, depth chart and position battles: Version 2.0

The Washington Wizards held a team dinner last Friday night. The meal offered a chance for the players and even the coaches to build camaraderie on the eve of training camp. It also provided a venue for team leaders to communicate their expectations for the season ahead. Bradley Beal made a point that revolved around …

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2022-23 Cleveland Cavaliers season preview: Ricky Rubio

Ahhh, the crushing blow that Cleveland Cavaliers fans sustained just after Christmas when Ricky Rubio tore his ACL, halting a brilliant season. It’s like the replacement valve in our collective, wounded hearts had burst wide open – not RUBIOOOOOOOOO! Position: PGAge: 31Height: 6′ 2”Weight: 1902021-22 stats: 34 games played, 30.3 minutes, 11.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, …

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Lonnie Walker IV Noticing Difference Of Playing For Lakers But Doesn’t Feel Added Pressure

With the Los Angeles Lakers not having any salary cap space, the only contract they could offer to free agents aside from minimum deals was the mid-level exception. The front office would decide to use all of it on former San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV. Walker spent his first four seasons in San …

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Nikola Jokic’s two-man game with Jamal Murray “feels really natural”

LA JOLLA, Calif. – Even after a nearly 18-month absence, the institutional knowledge between Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray is still there. Spearheading the first unit as the Nuggets closed Day 2 of training camp with a scrimmage, there was one of the NBA’s most lethal duos picking, popping and operating. “It was fun,” Jokic …

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Dwight Powell joins Mavericks’ “leadership council,” per training camp report

According to Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News, Dwight Powell has joined Luka Doncic and Tim Hardaway Junior as the new third seat on the infamous “leadership council.” I asked Jason Kidd if the leadership council was still a thing and who were the players this season. He said returners Luka Dončić and Tim …

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What Kawhi Leonard did in first practice, per Tyronn Lue

LAS VEGAS – Kawhi Leonard went through a successful first day of Training Camp with his LA Clippers in Las Vegas, completing two practice sessions on Tuesday. Head coach Tyronn Lue said he came away feeling great. “He looked really good,” Tyronn Lue said of Kawhi Leonard. “Went through everything, both practices, so it was …

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Latest Shai Gilgeous-Alexander rumor would be tough blow to Knicks

A few weeks ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the NBA world by trading for Donovan Mitchell. It had been rumored all summer that the New York Knicks would be the team to get Mitchell, but instead, the three-time All-Star joined another Eastern Conference team. There’s another guard that the Knicks could show interest in, and …

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