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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NBA announces three rules changes for upcoming season

According to a press release from the NBA office, the league’s Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the upcoming season.     The NBA Board of Governors today unanimously approved rules changes in advance of the 2018-19 season. This includes a simplification of the clear path foul rule. To view examples of the clear path foul rule simplification, see the video below. pic.twitter.com/HQjJCqK5rv — NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) September 21, 2018     Shot Clock Reset – The shot clock will reset to 14 seconds in…

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NBA relaxes sneaker color restrictions for upcoming season

ESPN’s Nick DePaula has reported that league sources have confirmed that for the first time in NBA history, players will be allowed to wear sneakers of any color of their choice any time this coming season. The move is apparently part of the league’s continual effort to allow its players to be more expressive on the court ( as long as it doesn’t involve showing legitimate emotion I’m sure). This is certainly a far cry from the NBA’S previous footwear restrictions. Historically, the sneakers had to be 51% white or…

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Trae Young signs with Adidas

Adidas added to its roster of endorsers with the signing of Trae Young. The former Oklahoma stat and likely top-ten NBA draft picked announced earlier today of his deal with the Three Stripes. Trae Young has signed a multi-year footwear & apparel endorsement deal with Adidas. pic.twitter.com/fouNlLwqHi — Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) June 19, 2018 Adidas increases it’s basketball profile with this signing. Specific terms of the deal are not known at this time.

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Lebron James’s free agency decision will not be a quick one

All season long there has been specualtion and hypothesis posed about where Mr. Lebron James would lace them up for the 2018-19 season and beyond. It seemed as some of the sports media talking heads an pundit could not wait for the final buzzer to sounds on the Finals to ramp up their Lebron destination speculation. It was almost as if they saw the finals as obstacle to engage in the discussion without being hindered by having to cover a championship series. It appears they are going to get to…

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All-NBA Teams Announced today

The 3 All-NBA teams were announced by the league earlier today and here is how they shook out: First team LeBron James, F James Harden, G Anthony Davis, F/C Damian Lillard,G Kevin Durant, F Second Team Giannis Antetokounmpo, F Russell Westbrook, G Joel Embiid, C LaMarcus Aldridge, F/C DeMar DeRozan, G Third Team Stephen Curry, G Victor Oladipo, G Karl-Anthony Towns, F/C Jimmy Butler, F/G Paul George,F All-NBA Teams Announced. Strange – no Bulls here pic.twitter.com/REXA8Pu24y — Will Gottlieb (@wontgottlieb) May 24, 2018

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Rockets defeat Warriors 95-92 to tie West Finals at 2

For the Golden State Warriors game 4 of the Western Conference Finals will be one of missed opportunities. Untimely turnovers, shaky offense, and lack of attention to detail would prove to be their undoing. The Warriors began the game by taking a 12-0 lead. Golden State would control the opening period, with Houston able to draw no closer than 9, which is where the deficit would be when the quarter drew to a close. James Harden would get it going in the second quarter, scoring 15 points , including a…

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Andre Iguodala doubtful for Game 4

Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals just got a little more interesting. That is because Golden State Warriors forward, Andre Iguodala is doubtful for the contest due to knee soreness. Warriors’ head coach revealed the injury earlier today. Lineup change alert: Andre Iguodala (knee soreness) could miss G4 for #Warriors. Knee-on-knee collision. He said after G3 that it hurt but he also thought he’d be ok for G4. — Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) May 21, 2018 The injury was suffered when Iguodala bumped knees with James Harden in the fourth…

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NBA Conference Finals Part 2: The West – Hero Ball v Team Basketball

In our piece on the Eastern Conference, the point was raised at the vastly differing playing styles of the two combatants ( the Lebron-centric offense vs the ball and player movement of the Celtics). The clash to come out of the West also features teams that approach the game from totally different perspectives. The Houston Rockets were the best isolation team in the NBA this season. Their best player, James Harden, averages a league-high 1.20 PPP and Chris Paul is number 2 at 1.11 PPP. As a team, the Rockets…

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