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Jan 18

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets Odds, Analysis, NBA Betting Pick

The Houston Rockets (30-12) are expected to have leading scorer James Harden back in the lineup but will be missing some other key players on Thursday when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves (29-17) as home favorites. Harden (hamstring) has missed th…

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Jan 18

Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson Jr. Sneaking onto NBA Scouts’ Top-10 Lists

While Trae Young and Luka Doncic set records and Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III average 20-point double-doubles, Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson Jr. is quietly working NBA scouts behind the curtain, winning them over by checking a unique, valued mix of boxes. “Modern-day 4,” one scout

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Jan 18

NBA Trade Ideas: Could Cavs’ Brooklyn Pick Get Them Kemba Walker?

Charlotte Hornets Receive: C Channing Frye, SF/PF Cedi Osman, SG/SF Iman Shumpert, SG JR Smith, 2018 first-round pick (via Brooklyn Nets), 2020 second-round pick (via Miami Heat) Cleveland Cavaliers Receive: SG/SF Nicolas Batum, PG/SG Michael Carter-Wi…

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Jan 18

Trevor Ariza Called Austin Rivers About Altercation and ‘Hashed Everything Out’

Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers said Wednesday that he and Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza were now on good terms, after a confrontation following L.A.’s 113-102 win over Houston on Monday. According to ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne, Rivers said he spoke for 35 minutes on the phone

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Jan 18

Jaguars vs. Vikings: The Super Bowl We Don’t Want but Probably Deserve

Blake Bortles vs. Case Keenum sounds like a Thursday Night Football quarterback showdown scheduled against baseball’s ALCS, a snoozer that ends in a 22-13 final score thanks to seven field goals. When you walk into a bar with the satellite package and 100 televisions on Sunday afternoon, Jaguars-Vikings

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Jan 18

NFL Requiring Reporters to Provide Race on Super Bowl Media Pass Application

The NFL is requiring media members to disclose their race when they submit applications for credentials to cover Super Bowl 52. According to the Washington Post’s Jacob Bogage, reporters “for years have been asked to provide either a Social Security number or passport number and a photo for

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Jan 17

With Kawhi Leonard Out Indefinitely, Will Spurs Make Splash at Trade Deadline?

Could this be the year the San Antonio Spurs break character and make a splash ahead of the NBA’s trade deadline? No, you have not entered the Twilight Zone. Nor have you stumbled into some alternate universe in which the Spurs aren’t the Spurs but are the Los Angeles Lakers or any one of LeBron

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Jan 17

Mike Freeman’s 10-Point Stance: Tom Brady’s the GOAT, but by How Much?

Tom Brady puts an end to the GOAT debate, defense is all the rage again, and why the NFL has a rooting interest in the conference championship games. All that and more in this week’s 10-Point Stance. 1. No Slowing Down You’re tired of the Patriots. So…damn…tired of them.  For those of you

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Jan 16

Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant Headline Top-Selling NBA Jerseys

Stephen Curry remains the NBA’s most popular player—at least when it comes to jersey sales.   The Golden State Warriors guard’s tank is the top seller of the 2017-18 NBA season so far, according to a list released by the NBA’s official store Tuesday: If the trend continues, it would be the

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Jan 16

Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant Headline Top-Selling NBA Jerseys

Stephen Curry remains the NBA’s most popular player—at least when it comes to jersey sales.   The Golden State Warriors guard’s tank is the top seller of the 2017-18 NBA season so far, according to a list released by the NBA’s official store Tuesday: If the trend continues, it would be the

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Jan 16

Cavaliers Trade Rumors: Cleveland Expected to Make at Least 1 Deal by Deadline

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly expected to make at least one deal before the Feb. 8 NBA trade deadline in an attempt to bolster their roster for another potential championship run. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Monday night a source…

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Jan 16

2018 NBA Mock Draft: Would Deandre Ayton, Trae Young or Luka Doncic Go No. 1?

11. Utah Jazz: Wendell Carter Jr. (Duke, PF/C, Freshman) Carter’s numbers would be bigger in a lineup that didn’t already have Marvin Bagley III, Grayson Allen, Trevon Duval and Gary Trent Jr. A skilled big with post footwork, shooting touch and rebounding instincts, Carter averages 21.9 points

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Jan 16

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Nashville Predators: Odds, Analysis, NHL Betting Pick

The Vegas Golden Knights (29-10-3) will attempt to defeat the Nashville Predators (25-11-6) for the third time in as many meetings Tuesday when they visit Bridgestone Arena as small road underdogs. The Pacific Division-leading Golden Knights blanked th…

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Jan 16

Cavs, Warriors Show What Sports Mean ‘In the Greater Context of Life’

CLEVELAND — Steph Curry saw the T-shirts, but he also heard the chorus of boos. The gathering at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night was always going to be pro-Cleveland, but on the chests of the 20,000-plus in attendance was the word "Together.&q…

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Jan 15

Report: Kevin Durant’s Desire to Own NBA Team Has ‘Intensified’ with Warriors

Kevin Durant has met with NBA owners and tech CEOs to gather information as he prepares to make an effort to purchase an NBA franchise once his playing career ends. ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes reported Durant’s desire to own an NBA team has “intensified” since he joined the Golden State

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Jan 15

‘The Kid Could Stop All of It’: NBA Execs Think Lonzo Should Tell Pops to Chill

LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of the Los Angeles Lakers’ No. 2 overall pick and presumptive franchise cornerstone, Lonzo, has hopscotched along the line of propriety for months now, crossing it with outrageous statements only to jump back by suggesting he was kidding or misunderstood. There is

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