Tyronn Lue issues statement after being let go by Cavaliers

Starting the season with six losses in six games is not the way the Cavaliers envisioned starting their season, even in the post Leboncalypse era. Even though the team is bringing back 11 players from last year’s roster, without the confines of the LeBron James system, the roles on the team are vastly different and there will be an adjustment period. However, that does not excuse the atrocious defense the Cavaliers have played this season; they are currently dead last in defensive rating with a 120.1. Although six games does…

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Report: Cavaliers fire Tyronne Lue

After coming out of the gates on fire with a 0-6 start, the Cleveland Cavaliers have broken off head coach Tyronn Lue, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.   The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to fire head coach Ty Lue, per league sources. @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 28, 2018   Lue assumed the Cavaliers head coaching role after David Blatt was let go halfway through the 2015-16 season, despite having the top record in the conference at the time. Lue would “coach” Lebron James and the Cavs…

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Bobby Portis out 4 to 6 weeks week MCL sprain

Earier today the Chicago Bulls announced that power forward Bobby Portis was diagnosed with a moderate MCL sprain in his right knee and will be out four to six weeks. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune initially reported that Portis was expected to be on the shelf for at least a month. He sustained the injury Wednesday night in the fourth quarter of the Bulls’ game against the Charlotte Hornets. Portis is the latest addition to the Bulls m.a.s.h. unit that also includes Lauri Markkanen, who has been since before…

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Brisbane Bullets hang to defeat Perth Wildcats 100-96

From nbl.com.au   The ‘Bair’ is back. While the shooters provided the entertainment, Cameron Bairstow showed the grit and grind under the hoop to lead the Brisbane Bullets to a thrilling 100-96 win over the Perth Wildcats on Thursday. His performance came after an horrific knee injury – that saw his anterior and medial ligaments torn and robbed him of any chance of playing in season 2017/18. On Thursday, the former Chicago Bull showed that is all behind him with a haul 18 points in a willing performance. Cam Gliddon…

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Luke Walton fined $15,000 for criticizing officials

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Los Angeles Lakers head coach was fined $15,000 for saying not nice things about the officials Monday night following his team’s 143-142 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton has been fined $15,000 for public comments on officiating Monday night. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 24, 2018 What seemed to be a source of consternation for Walton was the Spurs going to the free throw line more times than the Lakers , 38 to 26, though the Lakers were more…

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Darius Bazley skips G League to take Internship with New Balance

2018 McDonald’s All-American Darius Bazley initially had a scholarship at Syracuse until I March he decided to forego that to play a season in the G-League ( can we go back to calling it the D-League?). That too is no longer happening. Bazley signed with agent Rich Paul and Klutch Sports in May and is going to also forego hooping in that league to serve as a New Balance. As reported by the New York Times’ Marc Stein: This week, Paul revealed he has arranged for Bazley to spend the heart of…

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What I saw Lakers v Rockets: Trouble on the horizon in Lakerland??

Saturday night marked the Staples Center unveiling of this highly publicized and scrutinized version of the Los Angeles Lakers, starring LeBron James. It was an entertaining game but it will be most remembered for this little incident:   Now the fisticuffs themselves do not bother me; the typical NBA altercation these days is usually just some vociferous smack talk and maybe pushing and shoving (especially if there are people around to hold them back before anything could really happen). The main protagonists Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul, decided to take…

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What I saw in the Lakers/Blazers game

The Lebron James era in Lakerland was officially rolled out in games that count last night against Portland. Though the Lakers came up short, losing 128-119, I saw a lot of positives ,and a few negatives ,out of this iteration of Los Angeles. The caveat to this analysis is that this is just after one game so the right activities can be stopped and the wrong ones can be perpetuated. Overall Effort and Intensity Though Luke Walton’s Lakers clubs have not been successful in terms of wins and losses, one…

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SST NBA Power rankings

10. Portland Trailblazers 2017-18 record:  49-33 2017-18  Season outcome: L 4-0 to Pelicans in 1st round of playoffs Key Losses: Ed Davis, Shabazz Napier, Pat Connaughton Key Acquisitions: Seth Curry, Nik Stauskas, Gary Trent Jr, Anfernee Simons Things broke exactly right for the Portland Trailblazers to ascend to the 3rd spot in the Western Conference last season.  Teams like the Jazz, Nuggets and Timberwolves left a path for Portland to step into a higher position than was expected. It also helped that the Blazers remained relatively healthy, as only the Oklahoma…

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