Lakers say all players corona symptom-free

According to USA Today’s Mark Medina, the Los Angeles Lakers announces all their players are symptom-free following their 14-day home quarantine. Two Laker players tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after the NBA suspended the season. Anthony Davis ,who tested negative for the infection, had this to say, per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times: “It’s kind of tricky because some guys, you feel fine and you could have it, asymptomatic. And some guys you have all the symptoms. I felt fine and I felt great. I still do. [At…

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NBA Executives to take 20% pay reduction

From ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski: In the midst of a shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA is reducing base salaries by 20% for about 100 of the league office’s top-earning executives around the world, sources tell ESPN. Many of the executives and officials who are impacted work in the league’s New York headquarters, including commissioner Adam Silver and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum, sources said. These reductions will be implemented immediately and are expected to continue through the course of the coronavirus crisis, sources said. NBA spokesman Mike Bass wouldn’t confirm…

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Leon Rose reportedly “impressed” with interim Mike Miller

From Bleacher Report: New York Knicks president Leon Rose has reportedly had a “positive feeling” about interim head coach Mike Miller since taking over the front office in early March. Ian Begley of SNY reported Thursday that Rose was “impressed” with Miller’s work and “respected the job” he’s done since replacing David Fizdale, who was fired in December. Rose is going to lead the coaching search in the offseason, and NBA executives view former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolveshead coach Tom Thibodeau as a “strong favorite,” per Begley. Even if Thibodeau or another high-profile coach is hired to take…

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Gordon Hayward out tonight versus Pistons

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward will miss the team’s Friday night game against the Detroit Pistons. Hayward had been scratched from the Celtics’ game versus the Mavericks on Wednesday. Head coach Brad Stevens said Hayward has been dealing with pain in his left foot for a few weeks. John Karalis of MassLive.com reports that Hayward underwent an MRI and no structural damage was found.

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December 14, 2019 NBA Recap

Top Performances pt rb ast Nikola JokićDEN vs. OKC 28 14 12   Triple-double James HardenHOU vs. DET 39 6 7    Ricky RubioPHO vs. SAS 25 3 13    Khris MiddletonMIL vs. CLE 24 2 6    Bam AdebayoMIA @ DAL 18 11 10   Triple-double Pascal SiakamTOR vs. BRK 30 10 5   3 stl , 3 blk G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. CLE 29 4 4    Zach LaVineCHI vs. LAC 31 4 2   2 stl S. DinwiddieBRK @ TOR 24 2 8    M. HarrellLAC @ CHI 30 7 0   12-14…

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Chris Haynes’ article on Carmelo Anthony criticism over POTW award

Here is a fine article from Chris Haynes discussing Carmelo Anthony’s dismissal of his critics. https://sports.yahoo.com/melo-on-player-of-the-week-criticism-ive-come-too-far-to-start-listening-to-that-bull-202526603.html

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Jimmy Butler out for Rockets game

According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Miami Heat head coach Eric Spoelstra says that Jimmy Butler will miss the team’s tilt against the Houston Rockets Wednesday night. This will be the fourth missed game for Butler this season. He missed the first game of the season and two others when he had his first child. So far this season Butler is averaging 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game.

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Miami Heat unveil new “Vice Wave” gamers

It seems with every passing day, it seems an NBA ballclub is revealing a brand-new jersey. Up to bat now are the Miami Heat, who have unveiled their new “Vice Wave” unis earlier Monday. Check out the video reveal below and they will be available for purchase this Tuesday at midnight.

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RJ Barrett to miss tonight’s game, Kevin Knox to get the start

According to The Record/northjersey.com’s Chris Iseman, New York Knicks rookie shooting guard RJ Barrett will miss the team’s game Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets due to illness Kevin Knox will start in his place. Sixteen games into his rookie campaign, Barrett is averaging 15.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 33.4 minutes per contest.

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