Lavar Ball has spoken : Michael Jordan is the greatest ever

from Chris Cwik of yahoo! sports Lavar Ball, the physical manifestation of a hot take with athletic children, has never been shy about offering up his opinion. But of all the questions Ball has confidentially answered throughout the years, he’s somehow avoided the most important basketball question of this era: Who’s the GOAT, Michael Jordan or LeBron James? If you’re among the millions waiting for Ball to finally weigh in on the subject, you’re in luck. Ball finally gave his take on the GOAT debate while appearing on Club Shay…

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Kings reportedly agree to one year deal with Hassan Whiteside

from Tyler Conway of B/R: Hassan Whiteside and the Sacramento Kingsagreed to a one-year contract Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee reported the deal will be for the veteran’s minimum, which will put Whiteside’s salary at $2.32 million for 2020-21. Whiteside spent last season in Portland after being traded by the Miami Heat, averaging 16.3 points, 14.2 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. His counting stats were perhaps the best of his career, and the Blazers were significantly betterwhen he was on the floor. The trade from Miami to Portland appeared to be a motivating…

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Klay Thompson has successful surgery on Achilles

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thomspson underwent a successful procedure to repair his ruptured Achilles’ tendon. While the injury suffered by Thompson is an abominable turn of events for both he personally and the Warriors, we, like the rest of the basketball world, are wising Klay a speedy recovery and look forward with great anticipation to the day when the Splash Brothers will be made whole once more.

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Indianapolis’ NBA All-Star Weekend postponed to 2024

From nba.com: NEW YORK — The NBA and the Indiana Pacers announced today that NBA All-Star in Indianapolis, which was originally scheduled for Feb. 12-14, 2021, will now be held Feb. 16-18, 2024.  Public health conditions prevented the Pacers, the NBA All-Star Host Committee and the NBA from appropriately planning and executing fan-focused All-Star activities in Indianapolis that were envisioned for this February. The 2024 NBA All-Star Game will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Pacers, on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024.  Plans for a revised NBA All-Star 2021 will…

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Memphis Grizzlies unveils City Edition uniforms

From nba.com: Memphis has a rich history of soul and music that has long shaped the city. In the 2020-21 season, the Memphis Grizzlies are trying to capture some of the essence of that with their City Edition uniforms. The Grizzlies’ new look pays homage to both Stax Records — one of soul music’s great record labels — as well as Memphis singer/songwriter Isaac Hayes. The all-black uniforms feature gold detailing and embossed design that, per the team, “serves as a tribute to the sounds and artists that defined the deep-rooted…

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Rockets and Demarcus Cousins closing in on one-year deal

From cbssports.com: DeMarcus Cousins is nearing a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Cousins will be paid the minimum on a non-guaranteed deal to play for a Houston team currently in line to pay the luxury tax for the first time under Tilman Fertitta. He missed the entire 2019-20 season recovering from a torn ACL, which came after injuries to both his quad and Achilles in his previous stints with the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans, respectively.  The move appears to mark the end of Houston’s micro-ball experiment.…

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Avery Bradley inks two-year deal with the Heat

From nba.com: Free agent guard Avery Bradley has signed a two-year deal with the Miami Heat, the team announced on Monday. The veteran guard had been an integral part of the Los Angeles Lakers prior to the shutdown in March, coming off the bench for 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Bradley did not participate in the season restart in Orlando, opting out for family reasons. The 10-year veteran is known for his 3-point shooting and defensive ability. > Free Agent Tracker

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Marc Gasol reportedly to sign with Lakers

From nba.com: Former Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol is reportedly headed for L.A. to join the Lakers. Veteran big man Marc Gasol, who was drafted by the Lakers before his rights were traded to Memphis 12 years ago, is reportedly set to join L.A. for its title defense. Multiple reports indicate Gasol intends to sign a two-year deal at the $2.7 million veteran exception. Though the 35-year-old has seen a sharp drop in overall production — playing just 26.4 minutes per last season, down from 33.0 two seasons…

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Tatum gets $195 million maximum extension

From Adam Wells of B/R: After emerging as one of the best players in the NBA last season, Jayson Tatum has reportedly been rewarded with a contract extension from the Boston Celtics.  Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Tatum’s deal will be worth $195 million over five years. Wojnarowski provided more details: Tatum established himself as a go-to superstar for the Celtics in 2019-20. The Duke alum set career highs in scoring (23.4 points per game), rebounds (7.0 per game), assists (3.0 per game) and shot 40.3 percent from three-point range.  The Celtics originally owned the No. 1 pick in the…

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Donovan Mitchell and Utah Jazz agree on $195 million extension

Utah Jazz guard Donanvan Mitchell has agreed to a five-year $195 million designated rookie maximum extension. The 24-year-old was taken with the 13th pick in the 2017 NBA boasts career averages of 22.7 points and 4.0 assists per game and quickly displayed that he was more than capable filling the void created by the departure of Gordon Hayward in free agency that same offseason. He has increased his scoring in each of his forest three seasons, averaging 24.9 ppg last season. Mitchell also picked up his level of play in…

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