Cleveland Cavaliers trade Kevin Porter Jr to Houston Rockets

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded former first round draft pick to the Houston Rockets, according to reporting from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. The Cavaliers actually moved up , sending the Pistons a package of Utah’s 2020 second round pick, Portland’s 2021 and 2023 second round picks, Miami’s 2024 second round pick (protected) and cash considerations in order to be able to take Porter with 30th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Reportedly, instances of negative interactions with the coaching staff during his season…

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NBA continues to play its position in diluting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy

As the yearly commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is upon us and like other holidays -Halloween, Thanksgiving, X-Mas, Valentine’s Day, etc- the NBA never hesitates to incorporate its players into the celebration of those days. I started noticing a few years ago that the NBA’s celebration of Dr. King was just the latest example of the over simplification and the striping down of the legacy and contributions of one of most legendary black men and Americans in history. Before I digress let me clear that I am not…

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Memphis Grizzlies next three games postponed

from the nba: The Memphis Grizzlies’ next three games — Friday, Jan. 22 at Portland and Sunday, Jan. 24 and Monday, Jan. 25 vs. Sacramento — have been postponed in accordance with the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols. The games are being postponed due to unavailable players for the Grizzlies and contact tracing for other players on their roster, and in order to ensure the health and safety of players on both teams.

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NBA looking to crackdown on unnecessary postgame contact

from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN After witnessing some opposing players disregarding new league rules against unnecessary contact on game nights, the NBA is moving team security into the midcourt area to dissuade violations that include hugging and handshakes, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN on Wednesday. As infections for the coronavirus increased amid a darkening pandemic, the NBA recently tightened regulations on player and staffs, including several meant to lessen the possibility of on-court transmissions. Despite those changes, there were still instances of traditional players’ contact in postgame…

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Blazers and Grizzlies game postponed due to Health and Safety Protocols

In what is becoming more commonplace, it seems yet another NBA game has been postponed due to covid-related issues, or as it now commonly known, “Health and Safety Protocols.” From the NBA NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2021 – The National Basketball Association game scheduled for tonight between the Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Grizzlies, the team will not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with…

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January 19, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Nikola JokićDEN vs. OKC 27 12 6 Zion WilliamsonNOP @ UTA 32 5 3 D. MitchellUTA vs. NOP 28 7 4 Luguentz DortOKC @ DEN 20 5 3 Rudy GobertUTA vs. NOP 13 18 1   3 blk Joe InglesUTA vs. NOP 15 3 2   5-6 3-pt Paul MillsapDEN vs. OKC 13 12 3   2 stl Monte MorrisDEN vs. OKC 15 4 5 Jordan ClarksonUTA vs. NOP 18 6 6 Isaiah RobyOKC @ DEN 10 9 3   4 stl Yesterday’s Scores Oklahoma City Thunder (6-7)…

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Phillip Rivers retires after 17-year career

from nfl.com: Philip Rivers is packing up the kids and riding off into the sunset. After 17 NFL seasons, Rivers told Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune that he’s retiring. “It’s just time,” Rivers told Acee. “It’s just right.” The 39-year-old just completed his only season in Indianapolis. As with most aging QBs, it was an up-and-down season as he got acclimated to his new club after 16 years with the Chargers in both San Diego and Los Angeles. Even yet, in the Colts’ playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills, the veteran…

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Kyrie Irving could be back for Wednesday game against Cavaliers

From nba.com: NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving rejoined the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, saying he took a leave of absence because he “just needed a pause.” Irving practiced with the team and could play Wednesday in Cleveland. He has missed the last seven games, five while away from the team and two more while regaining his conditioning after he was eligible to return. Nets coach Steve Nash told reporters he expects Irving will return to the court against the Cavs. Per Nash, Irving returned to the team and practiced on Tuesday.…

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January 18, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast G. AntetokounmpoMIL @ BRK 34 12 7   2 stl Zach LaVineCHI vs. HOU 33 4 7   2 stl D. RussellMIN @ ATL 31 3 7   4 stl James HardenBRK vs. MIL 34 6 12 DeMar DeRozanSAS @ POR 20 6 11   2 stl Damian LillardPOR vs. SAS 35 3 6   12-12 ft Clint CapelaATL vs. MIN 23 15 2   2 stl , 3 blk Christian WoodHOU @ CHI 30 9 1 Chris BoucherTOR vs. DAL 21 10 2   3 blk Kevin DurantBRK vs.…

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January 18, 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Jared ButlerBaylor vs. Kansas 30 1 8   7-9 3-pt Isaiah MillerUNC Greensboro vs. Citadel 30 12 3   4 stl , 2 blk Posh AlexanderSt. John’s (NY) @ Connecticut 18 4 6   3 stl Jared KimbroughLa Salle vs. St. Joseph’s 24 6 1   12-13 fg Jack ForrestSt. Joseph’s @ La Salle 25 3 2   2 stl Christian BraunKansas @ Baylor 17 4 1   5-6 3-pt Tyrese MartinConnecticut vs. St. John’s (NY) 14 6 2   6 stl Ethan EspositoSacramento St. @ Idaho St. 26 7…

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