Pelicans hire Trajan Langdon as GM

The New Orleans Pelicans announced the team had hired former Brooklyn Nets assistant generals manager Trajan Langdon as their new GM. According to The Advocate’s Scott Kushner Langdon set the foundation for this move in his time as as a scout with the Spurs and Cavaliers where he “built his reputation as a scout with the Spurs and Cavaliers before joining general manager Sean Marks’ staff in Brooklyn in 2016, where the Nets have taken the league by surprise.” Prior to his time as a scout, he had a brief career as…

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Andre Iguodala has MRI; status up in the air for game 4

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala underwent an MRI earlier today for a lower leg injury he suffered in the ballclub’s 110-99 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in game 3 of the Western Conference Final.  Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports that the MRI came back negative.  ESPN’s Nick Friedell adds that Iguodala’s status for Game 4 is uncertain.  Iguodala left in the third quarter of game three and was held out of the remainder of the game for “precautionary reasons”, according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.  “We…

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May 17, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. TOR 30 17 5   2 blk Kawhi LeonardTOR @ MIL 31 8 2   10-10 ft Ersan IlyasovaMIL vs. TOR 17 3 2   2 stl Malcolm BrogdonMIL vs. TOR 14 4 5    George HillMIL vs. TOR 13 5 2    Nikola MiroticMIL vs. TOR 15 6 0    Norman PowellTOR @ MIL 14 4 2    Danny GreenTOR @ MIL 8 4 0    Khris MiddletonMIL vs. TOR 12 1 1    Kyle LowryTOR @ MIL 15 4 4    Yesterday’s Score Toronto Raptors  103…

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Pacers’ Tyreke Evans banned from NBA for two years over Anti-Drug Policy

Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans has been put out of the NBA for violating the league’s anti-drug policy, according to a statement released by the team.  Per Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype that Evans will be eligible for reinstatement in two years.  Though he has never been suspended for drug-related issues somehow this instance warranted a two-year ban. This past year with the Pacers, Evans averaged 10.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assist per game. For his career he has posted numbers of 15.7 points, 4.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds per…

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May 15, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Brook Lopez’s playoff career playoff high key in Milwaukee’s come from behind 108-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. In the West, the still KD-less Warriors will look to defend their HomeCourt tonight in game two of those conference finals. Top Performers: Brook LopezMIL vs. TOR 29 11 2 4 blk G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. TOR 24 14 6 2 stl, 3 blk Kyle LowryTOR @ MIL 30 8 2 7-9 3-pt Kawhi LeonardTOR @ MIL 31 9 2 10-10 ft Malcolm BrogdonMIL vs.…

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Kevin Durant-out for game 2 of West Finals

Golden State will be without Kevin Durant for at least one more game. According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes , the Warriors have ruled Durant out for game two of the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazer. KD has missed the previous two games, spanning the end of the Houston series and spilling over into the conference finals, after suffering an initially scary looking calf strain in game six of the conference semifinals. Should the Warriors take a 2-0 lead in the series, there will be less incentive…

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May 15, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Stephen CurryGSW vs. POR 36 6 7 9-15 3-pt Klay ThompsonGSW vs. POR 26 1 3 3 stl, 2 blk Rodney HoodPOR @ GSW 17 3 1 M. HarklessPOR @ GSW 17 4 1 3 blk Draymond GreenGSW vs. POR 12 10 5 2 stl, 3 blk Enes KanterPOR @ GSW 10 16 3 Jonas JerebkoGSW vs. POR 9 5 2 Damian LillardPOR @ GSW 19 4 6 Kevon LooneyGSW vs. POR 6 2 1 3 stl Andre IguodalaGSW vs. POR 4 3 5 2 stl Yesterday’s Scores  Portland Trail…

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May 14, 2019 NBA Playoff Preview

Slow night in the Association, as there were no games last night. The Conference Finals get going out in Oakland with the Warriors taking on the Trail Blazers in game one. Tonight’s Game (all times EST)  Portland Trail Blazers  (53-29) Golden State Warriors  (57-25) 9:00p – ESPN Series Snapshots Eastern Conference FinalsToronto vs. Milwaukee Teams tied in Best-of-7 series 0 games to 0Next game: Wednesday, May 15, 8:30PM @MIL Western Conference FinalsPortland vs. Golden State Teams tied in Best-of-7 series 0 games to 0Next game: Tuesday, May 14, 9:00PM @GSW

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Brett Brown will be back as Sixers head coach

In a move that should fall under the “duh” category, the Philadelphia 76ers will retain head coach Brett Brown for next season, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski from Sixers managing partner Josh Harris. Saturday, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that Brown’s future was on shaky outcome ( which in and of itself is complete lunacy) pending the outcome of the 76ers’ second round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. Philadelphia would lose in game seven 92-90 when Kawhi Leonard hit an amazing buzzer beater. If the Sixers want…

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Steve Kerr says Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins haven’t been cleared for on court activities yet

When the Golden State Warriors hit the court for game one of the Western Conference Finals, DeMarcus Cousins nor Kevin Durant will be in their lineup.  Both All-Stars suffered potential injuries that initially looked like they could keep them out an extended period of time. Cousins suffered a partially torn quadriceps when he was chasing down a loose ball in game 2 of the Warriors’ first round playoff series against the Clippers. When Durant grabbed his lower leg after turning up court after hitting a jump shot, fears of a…

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