Jeff Teague returns to Hawks via trade from Timberwolves.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks have engaged in a trade. The Hawks sent guard Allen Crabbe to Minnesota for point guard Jeff Teague and shooting guard Treveon Graham. Teague, has started 13 of the 34 games he has appeared in this season for the Timberwolves, averaging 13.2 points, 6.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds. He was moved to a reserve role, as rookie Jarrett Culver has assumed the starting point guard duties. Teague will likely assume a similar role in Atlanta, where he spent…

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Bulls rook Daniel Gafford out two to four weeks

Chicago Bulls rookie center Daniel Gafford will be out for two to four weeks with a dislocated right thumb, per The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. Since he finally started getting some run, the Arkansas product has been a pleasant surprise. His high energy and effort has made it impossible for even Bulls head coach Jim Boylen not to find minutes for Gafford. Already without Wendell Carter Jr, Gafford’s injury means that we will see even more of Thaddeus Young, who has appeared uncomfortable in the Bulls offensive system, and…

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Kelly Oubre Jr. won’t play against Knicks

Phoenix Sunda small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. will not play in the team’s Thursday night game against the New York Knicks, according to Arizona Sports’ Kellan Olson. Oubre entered concussion protocol after sustaining this blow from the Hawks’ John Collins Tuesday. There is no timetable for Oubre to return as Olson also adds that “once a player is placed in concussion protocol, a player cannot return to the floor until he is without concussion-related symptoms at rest, has been evaluated by a physician, has successfully completed the NBA return-to-participation exertion…

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Kristaps Porzingis – plan is to play Wednesday Night

Dallas Mavericks power forward Kristaps Porzingis is expected to play tonight, ending an eight-game absence, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. Porzingis is averaging 17.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game but has his play has been up and down, which should be expected as he is still working his way back from the torn ACL that cost him the last third of what turned out to be his final season with the Knicks as well as the entire 2018-19 campaign.

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Miami Heat signs two-way player Chris Silva to three-year deal

From NBA.com: Posted: Jan 14, 2020 On October 18, 2019, the HEAT signed Chris Silva to a two-way contract, a deal that splits a player’s time between the team and their G-League affiliate. Silva would never end up stepping foot on a G-League court.  In 30 games with the HEAT, his impact off the bench would prove to be irreplaceable for a team fighting for a top spot in the Eastern conference.  That impact didn’t go unnoticed.  Today, your Miami HEAT have signed Chris Silva to an NBA contract. Silva has…

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Jayson Tatum out tonight versus Pistons

According to A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum will not be in action for their game Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons with tendinitis in his right knee. Blakely adds that Tatum is going to travel with the team with the intention of playing against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. In 38 games this season Tatum is averaging 21.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

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January 14, 2019 NBA Recap

Top Performances pt rb ast Kawhi LeonardLAC vs. CLE 43 3 4   6-10 3-pt G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. NYK 37 9 4   10-12 ft Kyrie IrvingBRK vs. UTA 32 5 11   2 stl Devin BookerPHO @ ATL 39 7 3   13-13 ft Ja MorantMEM vs. HOU 26 5 8   10-11 fg Rudy GobertUTA @ BRK 22 18 4   2 blk Trae YoungATL vs. PHO 36 4 10   2 stl James HardenHOU @ MEM 41 6 6   10-11 ft Kevin HuerterATL vs. PHO 23 15 8    Joe InglesUTA @ BRK 27…

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Kendall Stephens’ big game powers South East Melbourne to key win over Illawarra

From nbl.com.au Kendall Stephens’ breakout party helped South East Melbourne Phoenix open up a handy first half lead and then he hit the two daggers to shake off a determined Illawarra Hawks for a critical 90-82 win on Sunday. The Phoenix had no choice but to win the game to close Round 15 at WIN Entertainment Centre against the bottom placed Hawks but they did have their work cut out when down nine early in the second quarter. It was Stephens who sparked a remarkable run of 17 straight points…

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Liam Santamaria’s Round 15 NBL Studs and Duds

From nbl.com.au : At the conclusion of each round, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria lets us know who made the grade and who deserves a little shade. STUDS Adelaide 36ers That must’ve felt good for the 36ers. In a terrific result all-round for the club, the Sixers beat up on Melbourne on Saturday night in front of a record home crowd. Joey Wright’s men were the aggressors against United as they notched up a 32-point opening quarter, eventually running away with a 14-point win. “Right from the jump we were anticipating…

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South East Melbourne signs Devondrick Walker

From nbl.com.au: The South East Melbourne Phoenix is shooting a league-leading 38.46% from beyond the arc this season. That is set to improve with the addition of sharpshooting import Devondrick Walker. The 27-year-old Texan officially became the Phoenix’s replacement for import centre Keith Benson today and will add to the teams already impressive offensive arsenal. “I’m excited to join the Phoenix; it’s a new club with a healthy aspiration of getting to the top of the playoffs. Every game matters at this point so it’s an exciting time of year…

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