Feb 21

Phoenix GM Ryan McDonough: Suns won't tank final 23 games of season

The Suns aren’t interested in resting veterans in order to try to improve their chances of landing the No. 1 pick in the May 15 draft lottery




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Feb 21

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra talks about the Dwayne Wade’s calming influence on the team during the team’s first practice post All-Star game at American Airlines Arena on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. … Click to Continue »

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Feb 21

Miami Heat still not at full strength as questions swirl

After a six-day All-Star break, the Heat returned to practice on Wednesday without a fully healthy roster, but with interesting looming decisions once that happens. Kelly Olynyk, who has missed … Click to Continue »

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Feb 21

Detroit Pistons' Reggie Jackson takes small step in return from injury

Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson cleared to begin light running, shooting and continued ankle strengthening exercises


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Feb 21

Sixers’ JJ Redick reiterates his apology concerning purported racial slur

JJ Redick said the word that he appeared to say is not one he would say in private much less in public.

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Feb 21

Anthony Davis plots his future, with and without the Pelicans

NOLA.com | The Times-Picyaune Pelicans reporter Will Guillory joins “Dunc & Holder” to talk Anthony Davis and his future with the team.

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Feb 21

LeBron James opposed to possible plan to change NBA playoff format

The Cavaliers superstar said Wednesday he disagrees with a potential proposal to re-seed the 16 teams in the playoffs regardless of conference.

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Feb 21

NBA Tanking Guide: 5 steps every terrible team should follow to finish dead last

The All-Star break is almost behind us, which means NBA tanking season is upon us, and there’s reason to believe this — the final season before the league’s draft lottery reform goes into effect — could be the most glorious display of losing we’ve ever…

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Feb 21

Chris Bosh tells Paul Pierce that Boston is ‘the toughest place I’ve had to play’

Paul Pierce and Chris Bosh both know their way around a Big Three. Pierce’s Celtics started the movement towards star-powered trios in 2007 before Bosh combined with LeBron James and Dwayne Wade to match them in Miami three years later. Pierce an…

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Feb 21

Cameron Payne feels Bulls’ style this season fits his skill set better

Cameron Payne says the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, which he has broken three times and had surgically repaired twice, feels “pretty good” and “regular.” But injuries aren’t what ended Payne’s nine-game stint in the rotation last season afte…

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Feb 21

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for tanking comments

The NBA has fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving.

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Feb 21

Mavs owner Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for tanking comments

Cuban said that tanking for the remainder of the season is his team’s best option.


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Feb 21

Next Phoenix Suns coach: Jason Kidd, David Fizdale, Jay Triano among possible candidates

The list of coaching candidates to fill the Suns’ vacancy should include some prominent names.


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Feb 21

The NBA didn’t take too kindly to Mark Cuban’s tanking comments

It hasn’t been a good couple of days for Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Cuban was fined $600,000 by the NBA for comments he made on Julius Erving’s podcast over … Click to Continue »

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Feb 21

Could NBA commissioner Adam Silver take away Mavericks’ first-round draft pick?

Mark Cuban is now running point on his own crisis management team, and this won’t go well. I understand that Cuban is being as transparent as possible in the aftermath of Tuesday’s explosive report in Sports Illustrated about a culture of horrible beha…

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Feb 21

Tiger Woods eagerly makes long-awaited return to Honda Classic

Woods last played at the Champions Course at PGA National Resort and Spa in 2014, withdrawing after 13 holes due to back spasms.


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Feb 21

Glenn Robinson III cleared to make season debut Friday for Pacers

Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III will be in uniform Friday after missing 58 games following ankle surgery.


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Feb 21

Mark Cuban fined personal-record $600,000 for tanking comments, upping his total to $2.4 million as Mavs owner

Mark Cuban half-jokingly blamed the personal-record $600,000 fine he received Wednesday from NBA commissioner Adam Silver on the fact he was star-struck while appearing on Julius “Dr. J” Erving’s podcast.On that Feb. 18 podcast during NBA All-Star week…

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Feb 21

Justin Holiday takes one for the cause as Bulls’ rebuild shifts into overdrive

With the Bulls’ rotation in upheaval and their competitiveness over the final 25 games uncertain, speculative questions seemed to fit best Wednesday at the Advocate Center. And so it was that veteran Justin Holiday, who will be benched for David Nw…

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Feb 21

Keeping writer Earl K. Sneed on staff was ‘horrible mistake,’ Mavs owner Mark Cuban admits to ESPN

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban admits he made a mistake in keeping Mavs.com writer Earl K. Sneed on staff after two incidents of domestic violence, one of which resulted in an arrest.Sneed was fired from the team’s website Tuesday as part of the fallout fr…

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