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Nuggets Mailbag: How good is rookie Michael Porter Jr. going to be?

Our first mailbag of the season tackles topics like Michael Porter Jr.’s status and Nikola Jokic’s curious shooting habits.

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Sixers’ rotation uncertainty will be a bumpy road for a while

Roles for new additions Wilson Chandler and Mike Muscala have not been defined, and there is still some experimentation on the horizon.

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NBA notebook: Chandler reportedly seeks buyout, eyes Lakers

The Phoenix Suns are in the process of negotiating a buyout with center Tyson Chandler, according to multiple reports. Chandler, 36, an 18-year veteran, plans to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers once he clears waivers, according to ESPN. The 7-foot-1 C…

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LeBron hails ‘superhero’ Rose after 50-point game

LeBron James called Derrick Rose a “superhero” after the 2011 NBA MVP’s career-high 50 points and game-winning block for the Minnesota Timberwolves against the Utah Jazz. Rose has been plagued by injuries in recent years, hindering his performances during stints with the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg raves about Nuggets guard Monte Morris

Monte Morris, who played under Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, has registered on the Bulls’ scouting report.

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These are the Mavericks’ biggest concerns seven games into the season

Eddie Sefko, Mavericks beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team during a live chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights:Q: DeAndre Jordan has been so good on offense, but are the Mavs worried about hi…

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Pacers' Tyreke Evans on pattern of being late: 'I won't let it happen again'

Tyreke Evans has been late for practice on more that one occasion this season

      

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Los Angeles Lakers might have suspensions to thank for stumbling into their best lineup

There was no way the Los Angeles Lakers weren’t going to start this season off slowly. There was significant roster turnover this summer, most notably including the arrival of LeBron James; complicated decisions to make about playing time; and a tough schedule to open the year. This was a team that would need time to sort itself out.

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Sorting out the Mavericks’ roster spots: Where do the fringe guys fit in?

Eddie Sefko, Mavericks beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team during a live chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights:Question: Going into the last year of Wesley Matthews’ contract, how likely is i…

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Detroit Pistons' Dwane Casey: Don't read too much into preseason opener

Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey speaks to the media before the preseason opener against the Thunder on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Oklahoma City.

       

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Thunder journal: Abrines back at practice, Nader out

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comThe Thunder received a bit of good news Tuesday when Alex Abrines returned to practice after back spasms have kept him out of much of the first week of training camp.
Abrines returned to contact for the fi…

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Will Carmelo and the Rockets Prove to Be a Doomed Marriage?

Carmelo Anthony’s game is fading fast, but his defiance is holding strong as ever. The 10-time All-Star has spent the second half of his Hall of Fame career refusing to budge against the likes of Jeremy Lin, Mike D’Antoni, Jeff Hornacek and Phil Jackso…

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Thunder Buddies podcast: The highs and lows of Summer League, Melo Watch and more

By Erik Horne Brett DawsonWelcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios’ highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted,’ but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of the Thunder.Below is our list of episod…

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Wayne Ellington returning to Miami on one-year deal

Wayne Ellington is returning to the Miami Heat, after nearly two weeks of waiting and wondering if he would get his wish to be back with the club for a third season. A person with direct knowledge of the terms said Thursday night that Ellington accepte…

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AP source: Hornets agree to trade Howard to Nets for Mozgov

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Hornets will get the Nets’ second-round pick Thursday night (45th overall) and a second-round pick in 2021, the person said. The 32-year-old Howard played only one season for Charlotte, averaging 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.

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Shaquille O'Neal: LeBron James is a 'legend' and doesn't need more rings to prove it

Shaquille O’Neal, a one-time teammate, believes LeBron James’ legacy as a legend is solidified and he doesn’t need to chase titles in his final years.

       

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Clint Bowyer's pit gamble on tires pays off in rain-shortened FireKeepers Casino 400

Clint Bowyer took two tires on his last stop when nearly every other driver took four and beat his competitors off pit road for key positioning.

      

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Keita Bates-Diop works out for the Pacers

Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop discusses his workout with the Indiana Pacers. He knows about Indiana basketball fans.

      

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This Stat Proves LeBron Must Make History If the Cavs Are to Beat Boston

During his 15 years in the NBA, LeBron James has rescued seemingly lost causes almost at will, but dragging the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Boston Celtics might be a step too far even for him. The three-time NBA champion recorded yet another triple-do…

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Former NFL head coach Chuck Knox dies at 86

Knox, whose nickname was ‘Ground Chuck’ for his emphasis on his team’s running game, was at the helm for the Seattle Seahawks from 1983-91.

      

 

 

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