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dwayne vs lebron one more time

(12/10) In 2003, two rookies came into the NBA and took the league by storm. Their names, Lebron James and Dwyane Wade. 15 years later, six NBA Champions, multiple Gold medals, over 50,000 points and many more have been accomplished by the two. On Monday, December 10th, the two best friends will face off for the last time. After this season, three time champion Dwyane Wade has decided to hang his jersey up. The final match up will take place in the Staples Center when the Miami Heat visit with a tip off at 10:30pm.

Article Link: http://www.nba.com/article/2018/12/09/dwyane-wade-lebron-james-friendship

-Tyler Jefferson

green still out

(12/7) Golden State Warriors' forward Draymond Green has been ruled out for his 11th straight game. Green has been sidelined with a sprained right toe. He is expected to play Monday, 12/10 against the Timberwolves.

Article Link: http://www.nba.com/article/2018/12/07/draymond-green-miss-warriors-bucks-showdown?collection=news

-Mike Quin

nba mvp race

(12/3) The latest MVP rankings from NBA.com does not come with too many surprises. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, and LeBron James headline the top three in the race. Not many would think before the start of the season that LA Clippers forward Tobias Harris would be ranked anywhere near the top ten. He has been the biggest reason for the 15-6 Clippers to be atop the Western Conference Standings, averaging nearly 22 points and 9 rebounds a game. It’s a long year, but the Clippers surely are looking good with Harris leading the way.

Article Link: https://www.nba.com/article/2018/11/30/kia-mvp-ladder-week-7-2018-19

-Francisco Rojas

suns interested in fultz

(12/3) The Markelle Fultz situation has only gotten worse over this season with him averaging roughly 8 points per game. Fultz coming off of a shoulder injury from last year has affected his physical and mental toughness to play the game. Now there is a market for the former #1 overall pick and the Phoenix Suns are interested. The Cleveland Cavs were also reportedly interested before trading Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz. Now that the Cavs have no more trading pieces the Suns now have a better likelihood of landing Fultz, if the Sixers decide to deal him to another team.

Article Link: https://www.libertyballers.com/2018/11/30/18119725/phoenix-suns-reportedly-interested-in-markelle-fultz

-Ryan Morgan

curry back soon

(11/25) Golden State Warriors' lead star, Stephen Curry, looks to be back late next week. Despite being in a car accident on Friday, Curry's groin injury continues to improve and he looks close to a return. Curry has missed 9 games already and is expected to miss at least a few more. His injury occured back on Nov. 8th vs Milwaukee. Hopefully Curry is back sooner rather than later, and is able to help the Warriors move towards a 3rd straight NBA Championship.

Article Link: http://www.nba.com/article/2018/11/24/stephen-curry-injury-update-release?collection=news

-Mike Quin

lebron's moving up

(11/19) On Wednesday night against Portland, LeBron James passed Wilt Chamberlain on the all-time points list. LeBron now sits 5th, with 31,420 points. The only people ahead of him are; Michael Jordan (32,292), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Karl Malone (36,928), and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). LeBron has been steadily producing for years now, but he still has a ways to go before he catches Abdul-Jabbar.

Article Link: http://www.nba.com/article/2018/11/15/lebron-james-wilt-chamberlain-all-time-nba-scoring-list?collection=news

-Mike Quin

lopez goes off

(11/12) Milwaukee Bucks’ center Brook Lopez had himself a career night in Denver with a win over the Nuggets. Lopez scored 28 points and knocked down a career high eight three-pointers in the team’s first win in Denver for the first time since 2010. Lopez, a 38% percent 3-point shooter on the season, shot an impressive 62% from three on the night, going 8-13 from behind.

Article Link: http://www.nba.com/article/2018/11/11/about-last-night-11-11-18?collection=news

-Tyler Jefferson

sixers trade for jimmy butler

(11/11) On Saturday afternoon the Sixers made a much needed move to acquire a superstar. The Sixers have been off to a slow start to the season, and were looking to get another piece to the puzzle. When Saturday came around they did just that. The sixers traded fan favorites Dario Saric and Robert Covington for Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler. Butler had been in disputes with the Timberwolves front office for a while now and has been wanting out of Minnesota. The Sixers now have the big 3 they’ve been wanting with Embiid, Simmons, and now Butler.

Article Link: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/jimmy-butler-trade-sixers-trade-process-heroes-to-form-new-big-3-ending-tension-between-long-term-and-short-term-thinking/

-Donald Martin

embiid owns drummond

(11/4) Dating back to last year Joel Embiid and Andre Drummond have had some very interesting matchups. When the two meet head to head it is going to be entertaining. In recent games Embiid has dominated the matchups. He has gone as far as to saying he “owns a lot of real estate in Drummond’s head”. On Saturday the two met in Philadelphia for another intense and entertaining game. Embiid dominated once again.

Article Link: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25168789/joel-embiid-philadelphia-76ers-my-way-build-more-real-estate-detroit-pistons-center-andre-drummond-head

-Donald Martin

lost love

(11/1) Cleveland Cavaliers forward, Kevin Love, expected to miss weeks due to a toe injury. Love says that the injury has been bothering him since preseason, and has now become too painful to handle. When visiting a specialist in New York, he was told to rest and that there is no clear prediction on when he can return. The loss of Love could really hurt the Cavs, who are 1-6 to start the season and have already fired their head coach.

Article Link: http://www.nba.com/article/2018/10/31/cavs-kevin-love-confirms-foot-injury?collection=news

cavs "bid adieu" to lue

(10/29) The Cleveland Cavaliers have blessed the city of Cleveland over the past four years by advancing to the NBA finals four straight times and winning their first NBA title in over 50 years. Everybody will say it’s because they had four-time league MVP and three-time Finals MVP, LeBron James. Maybe they’re right. It’s been a terrible start for the Cavaliers in their second, “post-LeBron” era. Currently at 0-6, the Cavs need an answer immediately. Maybe it’ll come in the form of a new coach as the team fired their current head coach Tyronn Lue. Lue has had the position for four years and following the worst start for the organization since the 1995-96 season, both sides will be looking their separate ways. Assistant coach Larry Drew will serve as interim head coach until Cleveland can get everything under control.

Article Link: https://www.nba.com/article/2018/10/28/report-cleveland-cavaliers-fire-tyronn-lue

-Tyler Jefferson

nba suspensions

(10/22) Three NBA players will be serving multiple game suspensions following a physical altercation in a game that occurred between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday night on October 20th. The fight started with Chris Paul of the Rockets and Rajon Rondo of the Lakers. Coming in to protect his teammate was Brandon Ingram who also threw some punches. Ingram will be suspended four games, Rondo will be suspended three and Paul will be out for two games. Suspensions are effective starting with the teams’ next game and the players will not be paid for the games missed.

-Tyler Jefferson

During Saturday night’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets, Chris Paul, and Rajon Rondo got in a shoving match after a foul call. After punches were thrown between the two, Brandon Ingram jumped into the fight and threw a couple jabs as well. The NBA reviewed footage of the fight and decided to suspend Ingram four games, Rondo three games, and Paul two games.

-Donald Martin

Article Link:

https://www.nba.com/article/2018/10/21/rockets-lakers-suspensions-official-release


melo on the bench

(10/20) Not one NBA fan could have ever imagined that Carmelo Anthony would ever have to come off of the bench in a game. He’s been one of the game’s biggest superstars since coming into the league in the early 2000’s. Melo says he’ll do whatever it takes for the team to win at this point, but says it’s going to be a challenge for him mentally.

Article Link: https://www.nba.com/article/2018/10/18/carmelo-anthony-adjusting-bench-role-rockets

-Francisco Rojas

four pelicans score 20+ points in opener

(10/18) In the season opener for the New Orleans Pelicans, four different players scored at least 20 points. Anthony Davis, 32, Nikola Mirotic, 30, Julius Randle, 25, and E'Twaun Moore, 21. The Pelicans won the game by a score of 131-112 over the Houston Rockets, who were actually favored to win the game. If the Pelicans can replicate this performance throughout the season they could be a big threat in the West.

Article Link: http://www.nba.com/article/2018/10/18/pelicans-frontcourt-dominates-rockets?collection=news

-Mike Quin

bob's burner

(10/14) In yet another summer social media frenzy Saturday morning. This time the front office got lucky but rather the father of forward Mike Muscala didn’t. Sixers newly acclaimed General Manager Elton Brand found himself releasing a statement apologizing on behalf of the team for “inappropriate and offensive social media posts from Bob Muscala,” Muscala’s father was tweeting off a burner account “MuskieBobber”. Where he recently tweeted racist comments on Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s Forward Mike Muscala first year on the time and was applauded for his professionalism during the situation. The account has since been deleted. The Sixers are on the verge of being associated with consistent negative social media Let’s leave the social media antics to the veteran troller, “The Process” Joel Embid.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24975588/the-philadelphia-76ers-apologized-offensive-tweets-bob-muscala

-Matthew Irizary

pelicans sign brandon mccoy

(9/30) Free agent center, Brandon McCoy, has signed with the New Orleans Pelicans. The 7 footer went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft. He attended only 1 year at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. McCoy will have to put on his best performances in preseason to have a shot at the opening night roster on October 17th.

Article Link: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/251254/Pelicans-Sign-Brandon-McCoy

-Mike Quin

Kyrie irving: "my knee feels great"

(9/27) After ending his season early last April, Celtics guard Kyrie Irving underwent multiple surgeries on his left knee. After months of rehab and rest, he spent three weeks playing in Jamal Crawford's Summer League as a way to regain his skills on the court. With the Celtics coming off an impressive season, where they were eliminated by the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals, they look to go deeper into the playoffs with one of their star players back in the lineup.

Article Link: http://www.nba.com/article/2018/09/24/boston-celtics-kyrie-irving-injured-knee-feels-great-media-day?collection=news

-Mike Quin