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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Raptors will tip-off 2020-21 season in Tampa

Team president Masai Ujiri says Toronto will play at least the start of 2020-21 outside of Canada. Rob Maaddi | The Associated Press The Toronto Raptors will start the NBA season next month in Tampa, Florida, because of travel restrictions the Canadian government has put in place stemming from the pandemic. The Raptors had been looking at other sites for several weeks, including Sunrise, Florida, the home of the NHL’s Florida Panthers. But with NBA training camp less than two weeks away and a season starting on Dec. 22, the…

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NBA Players Reps likely to approve Dec 22 season start

from ESPN.com: Adrian WojnarowskiZach Lowe The NBA’s board of governors and players’ association will hold separate meetings on Thursday expected to culminate with an agreement on starting the 2020-21 season on Dec. 22 and playing a reduced 72-game schedule, sources told ESPN. The National Basketball Players Association is planning to take a formal vote of the team player representatives late Thursday, and sources told ESPN that everything is progressing toward an agreement on a pre-Christmas start to the season. The NBPA is holding team conference calls this week, including several…

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NBA Player Option predictions

From Sam Quinn of cbssports.com : In a rising salary cap environment, productive players with options in their contracts are heavily incentivized to test free agency. It’s common sense. Consider Kyrie Irving. When he signed his rookie extension in the summer of 2014, the salary cap was $63 million. Last offseason, when he had to decide whether to pick up the option on the final season of that contract, the cap was over $109 million. Over the past half-decade, the cap has grown so rapidly that, short of injuries or rapid…

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Pelicans looking at Stan Van Gundy ,Tyronn Lue amongst others for head coach

Former Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy and current L.A.Clippers assistant and former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, Tyronn Lue are amongst four finalist for the vacant opening for the New Orleans Pelicans head coach job, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Van Gundy met with the team Tuesday and Luke’s meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.

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Frank Vogel calls out late game officiating in Game 5 Loss.

Whenever a team loses a ballgame, there is usually one or a multitude of things that team can point to as contributing to their defeat. For Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel it was the officials, who he felt dropped the ball on two calls that hurt his club and he had no problems making that known in the postgame. Typically making such comments directly at officials will warrant a fine so it remains to see what , if any action, the League will take.

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Steve Kerr talks about Warriors, takes jab at Rockets

from Michael Kasey-Blomain of cbssports.com : The Golden State Warriors went to five straight NBA Finals from 2015 to 2019, and though injury issues derailed their 2019-20 campaign, they project to be right back in the thick of things next season thanks to the returns of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Thompson missed the entirety of the 2019-2020 season after suffering a torn ACL in the 2019 Finals, and Curry played in just five games after breaking his hand at the beginning of the season.  With those two back in the rotation, Golden State immediately catapults back…

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Game 3 2020 NBA Finals Recap

Who Got It Done Jimmy G. Buckets was on full display in game 3. pt rb ast Jimmy ButlerMIA vs. LAL 40 11 13   Triple-double LeBron JamesLAL @ MIA 25 10 8   2 blk Kelly OlynykMIA vs. LAL 17 7 1   2 stl Markieff MorrisLAL @ MIA 19 6 2 Kyle KuzmaLAL @ MIA 19 3 0 Anthony DavisLAL @ MIA 15 5 3   2 stl Duncan RobinsonMIA vs. LAL 13 5 3   2 stl Tyler HerroMIA vs. LAL 17 3 2 Alex CarusoLAL @ MIA 8 1 2 Meyers…

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So now Lebron hates narratives?

Lebron James made it perfectly clear that he was less than happy with the share of MVP votes he received and of course it made headlines across the sporting world. However the overwhelming majority of sports outlets are lazy and /or don’t let facts get in the way of a good story, ceased their “reporting” of his statement at that point. If they did, they would have found that Lebron made several salient and ironic points. Lebron discussed the 2013 DPOY award/vote, something thar seems to still be a sore…

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Antetokounmpo arrives in walking boot

The Milwaukee Bucks staved off elimination against the Miami Heat after Giannis Antetokounmpo went down with an ankle injury. He left the arena after Game 4 in a walking boot and it appears his status for tonight’s season-extending game will literally be a game time decision, as Giannis arrived for game 5, still wearing the aforementioned walking boot.

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