Bucks close practice facility amid COVID-19 test results

According to reporting from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Milwaukee Bucks have closed their practice facility after the team received results of recent round of COVID-19 tests. The NBA testing protocol heading into the resuming of the season in Orlando is spread over six phases. From Tim Bontemps of ESPN: Phase 1, which goes from now through Monday, includes deadlines for players to report to their home cities: June 15 for players returning from overseas and June 22 for players returning from other places in the U.S. This does not apply…

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Memphis Grizzlies announces seeding schedule

Via the Memphis Grizzlies: The Memphis Grizzlies will resume the 2019-20 season on Friday, July 31 against the Portland Trail Blazers at The Arena at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, the NBA announced tonight. The Grizzlies are one of 22 teams that will be resuming the season and will compete in eight “seeding games” to determine the participants and order for the 2020 NBA Playoffs. Earlier today, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced that they have finalized a comprehensive…

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Los Angeles Lakers plan to reopen facilities in mid-May

It seems that the dominoes are beginning to be put in place to clear a path to NBA basketball returning. Following the news of the Trail Blazers, Nuggets and Rockets re-opening their team facilities on Friday, the Los Angeles Lakers announced their intent to open their facilities May 16, according to reporting from The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. Other teams will likely announce their plans in the coming days.

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Portland, Houston and Denver to open team facilities

From Rob Goldberg of B/R The Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets are among the first teams opening their facilities Friday as part of a return from the hiatus caused by the coronavirus, according to Jeff Zillgitt and Mark Medina of USA Today.  “That’s the plan,” Rockets CEO Tad Brown said of opening on May 8. “We’re certainly expecting it, and we’ll provide the safest possible environment for our guys.” The NBA announced last month that beginning on May 8, teams could begin reopening facilities in accordance with the relaxation of state and local COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.…

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What happened to Craig Hodges?

Colin Kaepernick is seen as the most recent patron saint for an athlete sacrificing his career to take a stance on the conditions of black people in the United States, however there was an NBA player whose career was ended because he sought to use his platform to try to do some real good for his people and despite him playing, and being a contributor, on the most popular team in the world, you may not have ever heard of him. Over twenty years before Kap took his knee, before…

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Draymond Green says Warriors would have bested Raptors with healthy KD

In an appearance on the All the Smoke show with former NBAers Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said that had Kevin Durant been healthy, the Toronto Raptors “wouldn’t have stood a chance” in the NBA Finals. He said the first quarter of Game 5 of the Finals, the only one that Durant played in before snapping his Achilles’ tendon, confirmed this to him. “Once we got Kevin, we were f–king unstoppable. Even losing last year, Kevin don’t get hurt—you seen the game he came…

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Two Lakers players positive for COVID-19

The coronavirus continues to reach its microscopic tentacles through the nba. According to The Athletic’s and Stadium’s Shams Charania, two Los Angeles Lakers players have tested positive for COVID-19. The Los Angeles Times’ Brad Turner reports that 14 Lakers players were tested Tuesday. The NBA was fairly quick to put the season on hiatus shortly after Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus.

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Four Nets players test positive for coronavirus

Four players for the Brooklyn Nets tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the team released Tuesday. The infected players were not named. The NBA suspended its season following Jazz center Rudy Gobert’s positive test.

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March 11, 2020 NBA Recap

In light of the COVID-19 situation, the league has suspended games moving forward. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and guard Donavan Mitchell both tested positive for the coronavirus. Teams around the Association have or are in the process of implementing quarantine and contingency plans. Who Got It Done pt rb ast Trae YoungATL vs. NYK 42 2 11   6-12 3-pt B. MarjanovićDAL vs. DEN 31 17 1   2 stl Christian WoodDET @ PHI 32 7 2   14-18 fg Joel EmbiidPHI vs. DET 30 14 3   10-12 ft Julius RandleNYK @…

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March 10, 2020 NBA Recap

Who Got It Done pt rb ast James HardenHOU vs. MIN 37 4 7   5-10 3-pt Bradley BealWAS vs. NYK 40 3 7   14-16 ft Luka DončićDAL @ SAS 38 7 8   2 stl Jayson TatumBOS @ IND 30 6 2   4 stl LeBron JamesLAL vs. BRK 29 12 9    J. ValančiūnasMEM vs. ORL 27 16 0    D. SabonisIND vs. BOS 28 9 8    Gordon HaywardBOS @ IND 27 10 5   2 stl Damian LillardPOR vs. PHO 25 5 7   5-10 3-pt Victor OladipoIND vs. BOS 27…

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