Grizzlies grant Dwight Howard permission to speak with other teams

According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Memphis Grizzlies have given Dwight Howard’s representation the ok to speak with other teams that might be interested in his services. There is a team out west that just recently lost their likely starting center to a season-ending injury and has a gaping hole ( no pun intended) in the middle. Howard played one season for the Lakers, the 2012-13 season and though it was painfully obvious that he had not recovered from the back surgery he had , he still managed to…

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DeMarcus Cousins tears ACL

DeMarcus Cousins just cannot catch a break from a health standpoint. The two worst injuries that can derail a basketball player’s career are an Achilles tear and blowing out a knee. Unfortunately, Boogie can now check both of those off his injuries suffered list. After suffering a knee injury Monday during a workout, further evaluation revealed that Cousins had torn an ACL, according to a report from The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. It’s an unfortunate break for a player in Cousins who was still coming back from the Achilles…

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DeMarcus Cousins injures knee in workout, further testing to come

Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins suffered an injury while working out in Vegas on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Woj adds the injury was apparently suffered when Cousins banged knees with another player. This is the latest in a series of health obstacles Cousins has faced since tearing his Achilles’ tendon during the 2017-18 season when he was with the New Orleans Pelicans. After he signed with the Golden State Warriors, Cousins played 30 games, averaging 16.3, 8.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists in only 25.7 minutes before suffering…

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Wizards hire Antawn Jamison as Director of Player Personnel

The Washington Wizards have hired Antwan Jamison as their director of pro personnel, the announced Wednesday. “We are absolutely thrilled to bring Antawn back to the Wizards organization. In addition to his strong feel for the game and basketball knowledge, he has always been a true professional and a dedicated worker. We look forward to him bringing those qualities to our front office.” – Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard Jamison is no stranger to the franchise, having balled for the club from 2004-10, and in his time in the nation’s…

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Portland Trail Blazers unveil special court for upcoming season

This coming season will mark the fiftieth for the Portland Trail Blazers and the court the club unveiled today will commemorate their golden season. Seventies styled font are at the end lines and side lines ( the Blazers won their sole NBA title in 1977) with a specially designed 50 logo at half court. The photos are via Steve Dewald of Blazers Edge:

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Micheal Beasley suspended by NBA for drug violation

NBA free agent Michael Beasley was handed a five game suspension by the NBA on Thursday for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy. Five game sit-downs are typically doled out to repeat offenders of the marijuana policy. This is Beasley’s first drug related issue since his 2013 arrest while he played for the Phoenix Suns. Beasley averaged 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds for the Lakers in the lowest minutes per game (10.7) since his rookie season. Beasley was involved in the trade that sent he and promising young center Ibica Zubac…

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Heat re-sign Udonis Haslem

Udonis Haslem has been a constant for the Miami Heat for the 16 seasons he has been in the league NBA and he will extend that to a 17th season, as reported by the AP’s Tim Reynolds. Haslem was undrafted in 2002 out of the University of Florida, he balled for French team Élan Sportif Chalonnais, and signed as a free agent with Miami in 2003 and since that time, the only jersey he has played in has been a Heat gamer.

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Damian Lillard to release next rap album

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, aka Dame D.O.L.L.A. is set to release his third album ,the follow up to 2017’s “Confirmed.” Lillard’s backcourt mate CJ McCollum was very complimentary after hearing a preview of the album: For those skeptical of Dame’s lyrical prowess, here is a sample from Sway in the Morning: Dame D.O.L.L.A’s new project is set to release August 9.

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Blazers’ Zach Collins tears ligament in right ankle, expected to be ready for camp

Portland Trail Blazers center Zach Collins sustained a grade 2 ankle sprain which tore a ligament. It was first reported by NBC Sports Northwest that Collins suffered the injury during a workout a few weeks ago, something that was just confirmed by the Blazer this week. Fortunately the injury does not require surgery and Collins is expected to be ready to go for training camp. After Josef Nurkic went down with a broken leg late in the season , Collins played well in the playoffs and showed some flashes of…

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