Cleveland Cavaliers trade Kevin Porter Jr to Houston Rockets

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded former first round draft pick to the Houston Rockets, according to reporting from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. The Cavaliers actually moved up , sending the Pistons a package of Utah’s 2020 second round pick, Portland’s 2021 and 2023 second round picks, Miami’s 2024 second round pick (protected) and cash considerations in order to be able to take Porter with 30th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Reportedly, instances of negative interactions with the coaching staff during his season…

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NBA continues to play its position in diluting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy

As the yearly commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is upon us and like other holidays -Halloween, Thanksgiving, X-Mas, Valentine’s Day, etc- the NBA never hesitates to incorporate its players into the celebration of those days. I started noticing a few years ago that the NBA’s celebration of Dr. King was just the latest example of the over simplification and the striping down of the legacy and contributions of one of most legendary black men and Americans in history. Before I digress let me clear that I am not…

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NBA looking to crackdown on unnecessary postgame contact

from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN After witnessing some opposing players disregarding new league rules against unnecessary contact on game nights, the NBA is moving team security into the midcourt area to dissuade violations that include hugging and handshakes, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN on Wednesday. As infections for the coronavirus increased amid a darkening pandemic, the NBA recently tightened regulations on player and staffs, including several meant to lessen the possibility of on-court transmissions. Despite those changes, there were still instances of traditional players’ contact in postgame…

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January 19, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Nikola JokićDEN vs. OKC 27 12 6 Zion WilliamsonNOP @ UTA 32 5 3 D. MitchellUTA vs. NOP 28 7 4 Luguentz DortOKC @ DEN 20 5 3 Rudy GobertUTA vs. NOP 13 18 1   3 blk Joe InglesUTA vs. NOP 15 3 2   5-6 3-pt Paul MillsapDEN vs. OKC 13 12 3   2 stl Monte MorrisDEN vs. OKC 15 4 5 Jordan ClarksonUTA vs. NOP 18 6 6 Isaiah RobyOKC @ DEN 10 9 3   4 stl Yesterday’s Scores Oklahoma City Thunder (6-7)…

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Kyrie Irving could be back for Wednesday game against Cavaliers

From nba.com: NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving rejoined the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, saying he took a leave of absence because he “just needed a pause.” Irving practiced with the team and could play Wednesday in Cleveland. He has missed the last seven games, five while away from the team and two more while regaining his conditioning after he was eligible to return. Nets coach Steve Nash told reporters he expects Irving will return to the court against the Cavs. Per Nash, Irving returned to the team and practiced on Tuesday.…

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January 18, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast G. AntetokounmpoMIL @ BRK 34 12 7   2 stl Zach LaVineCHI vs. HOU 33 4 7   2 stl D. RussellMIN @ ATL 31 3 7   4 stl James HardenBRK vs. MIL 34 6 12 DeMar DeRozanSAS @ POR 20 6 11   2 stl Damian LillardPOR vs. SAS 35 3 6   12-12 ft Clint CapelaATL vs. MIN 23 15 2   2 stl , 3 blk Christian WoodHOU @ CHI 30 9 1 Chris BoucherTOR vs. DAL 21 10 2   3 blk Kevin DurantBRK vs.…

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January 18, 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Jared ButlerBaylor vs. Kansas 30 1 8   7-9 3-pt Isaiah MillerUNC Greensboro vs. Citadel 30 12 3   4 stl , 2 blk Posh AlexanderSt. John’s (NY) @ Connecticut 18 4 6   3 stl Jared KimbroughLa Salle vs. St. Joseph’s 24 6 1   12-13 fg Jack ForrestSt. Joseph’s @ La Salle 25 3 2   2 stl Christian BraunKansas @ Baylor 17 4 1   5-6 3-pt Tyrese MartinConnecticut vs. St. John’s (NY) 14 6 2   6 stl Ethan EspositoSacramento St. @ Idaho St. 26 7…

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James Harden posts big numbers in Nets debut

From nba.com: James Harden made a strong first impression in his debut with the Brooklyn Nets. In fact, he made history, becoming the first player to post a 30-point triple-double in a team debut. Harden finished with 32 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds in Brookyln’s 122-115 victory over the Orlando Magic. The 14 assists were a franchise record for a player making his Nets debut. Amazingly, Harden didn’t score until making a pair of free throws with 6.8 seconds left in the first quarter and didn’t make his first basket until a layup…

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Ja Morant to return against 76ers

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant will be back in the team’s lineup tonight when they tangle with the depleted Philadelphia 76ers. Morant is coming off a eight game absence with a sprained ankle.

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January 14, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Shake MiltonPHI vs. MIA 31 2 7   2 stl Chris BoucherTOR vs. CHO 25 10 2   2 blk Nikola JokićDEN vs. GSW 23 14 10   Triple-double Keldon JohnsonSAS vs. HOU 29 6 2   12-16 fg Stephen CurryGSW @ DEN 35 11 4   2 stl Malcolm BrogdonIND @ POR 25 5 7   3 stl D. SabonisIND @ POR 23 15 5   2 stl Terry RozierCHO @ TOR 22 3 5   2 stl Sterling BrownHOU @ SAS 23 7 3   2 stl Kyle LowryTOR vs.…

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