San Antonio Spurs release their summer league schedule

The San Antonio Spurs recently announced their summer league schedule. It will be fans’ first chance to see draftees Luka Samanic, Keldon Johnson, and Quinndary Weatherspoon on an NBA court. Amongst the team will also be Kenny Williams, who was undrafted out of North Carolina. The Spurs will also take on the Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz in the Utah Summer League from July 1-3. When the Spurs head to Vegas, they will tip-off on July 5 against the Orlando Magic. Las Vegas Summer League Schedule (all times…

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Rockets are the new face of NBA disfunction

Move over Los Angeles Lakers, there is a new sheriff of disfunctionality in town. I submit to you the present-day Houston Rockets. After a successful 2017-18 that saw them come within one game of a trip to the NBA Finals, expectations were so high heading into this season, as the thought around the team was that they could be the team to dethrone the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.  It was thought their defense would take a step back, namely because of the loss of wings Trevor Ariza and…

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Cash and Health, not hoops undoes Warriors run this year and likely for the future.

If losing your best player in Kevin Durant for the NBA Finals, and potentially permanently, then losing the Finals, the chance to repeat and having to watch the other ballclub celebrate in their house were not bad enough, the Golden State Warriors got another steel-toed kick in the junk Thursday night when it was revealed that Klay Thompson tore the ACL in his left knee.  Thompson blew out the knee when he landed awkwardly after a slam dunk in the fourth quarter of Game 6. He immediately went down in…

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Celtics did not make Tatum available in Davis trade talks

According to the New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Boston Celtics “refused” to make Jayson Tatum in trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans. Earlier today it was initially reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Anthony Davis was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, three first round picks, including the number 4 pick in this year’s NBA draft.

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NBA Finals Game 3 Preview

The NBA Finals resumes tonight with Game 3 from Oracle Arena. The talk of the series has shifted to the health, specifically the lack thereof, issue of the Golden State Warriors. They have dealt fairly well with the loss of Kevin Durant but now injuries to Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney and Andre Iguodala could impact the series. Iguodala suffered a lower leg strain late in Game 1 but finished that game and played in the next game. Klay Thompson is dealing with a hamstring strain late in Game 2 and…

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D’Antoni ends extension talks with Rockets

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni has cut off contract extension talks with the club and will coach out the final season of his deal. D’Antoni signed a four-year deal back in 2016; the upcoming 2019-20 season is a team option. Charlotte Carroll of Sports Illustrated reported recently that D’Antoni relayed to management that he wanted to coach three more years and that he felt “energized.” In his three seasons in Houston, D’Antoni has compiled a regular season record of 173-73.

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David Griffin to meet with Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is going to meet with newly hired executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin.  As it has been widely publicized, Davis publicly requested a trade back in January, which earned him a $50K fine, and the resulting fiasco that swept up both the Pelicans and Lakers,effectively torpedoing both ballclub’s season.  Griffin said last week that he was looking forward to meeting with Davis.saying ,”We’re very confident we have a compelling situation for him here, referring to the no.1 overall pick the team won in this year’s draft…

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HBCU Alum named president of Basketball Africa League

The NBA announced Tuesday that Amadou Gallo Fall was named the president of the new Basketball Africa League (BAL).  Fall, a graduate if the University of the District of Columbia and a native of Senegal, has been with the NBA since 2010. He will begin immediately in his new role as president while concurrently helping in the hiring and transitioning of a new director of NBA Africa, which was his previous role.  “I am extremely excited about the opportunity. I am grateful for the trust that NBA commissioner Adam Silver…

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May 21, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers Khris MiddletonMIL @ TOR 30 6 7    Kyle LowryTOR vs. MIL 25 5 6   10-10 ft G. AntetokounmpoMIL @ TOR 25 10 5   3 blk Marc GasolTOR vs. MIL 17 5 7   2 blk Kawhi LeonardTOR vs. MIL 19 7 1   4 stl , 2 blk Serge IbakaTOR vs. MIL 17 13 2    Fred VanVleetTOR vs. MIL 13 1 6    George HillMIL @ TOR 5 5 3   2 stl Norman PowellTOR vs. MIL 18 5 3    Brook LopezMIL @ TOR 8 2 3  …

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NBA Rumours: Memphis expected to deal Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies have their highest draft pick since they infamously took Hasheem Thabeet in the 2009 affair ( something that is still a sore spot for Grizzlies fans). With Zion Williamson out of the picture, its has been assumed that the team will take Murray State point guard Ja Morant with their number two pick. However, where does that leave Mike Conley? According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Grizzlies “are widely expected to use the No. 2 pick on Murray State’s Ja Morant and trade the…

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