Month: July 2020

Jordan Clarkson, #00, Utah Jazz, (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) The Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans, picking up the first win in the NBA’s restart. But they did it with a shallow rotation that could be a problem. In the first game of the NBA’s re-Opening Day, the Utah Jazz held off the
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Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images The NBA’s reigning champions, the Toronto Raptors, haven’t missed a beat since losing their best player over the summer.  About 13 months ago, we saw the Toronto Raptors hoist their first-ever championship trophy. A swing-for-the-fences trade for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, supplemented by an elite support cast that seemed to
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5:44 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN New Orleans Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson was cleared to play by the team and will suit up in Thursday night’s NBA restart opener against the Utah Jazz, the team announced. Coach Alvin Gentry told reporters that Williamson had to go through his pregame warm-ups before the team made a
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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 26: Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Sacramento Kings looks on against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first half at Golden 1 Center on December 26, 2019 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms
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Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images The Portland Trail Blazers amped up their non-existent fans before Thursday’s scrimmage. The Portland Trail Blazers came into Orlando on a mission to work their way into the Western Conference playoff picture, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy themselves a little too. Thursday’s scrimmage against the Indiana Pacers marked
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2:25 PM ET Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly has spoken with Michael Porter Jr. about the second-year forward theorizing the coronavirus pandemic is “being used for population control.” Connelly did not make a statement, but Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said he learned about Porter’s comments — which were made on a
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MADISON, NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 11: Bol Bol of the Denver Nuggets poses for a portrait during the 2019 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot on August 11, 2019 at the Ferguson Recreation Center in Madison, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) The NBA’s recent announcement has made Bol Bol a Rookie of the Year contender in
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Ben Simmons, #25, Philadelphia 76ers, Kawhi Leonard, #2, Los Angeles Clippers, (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) The Philadelphia 76ers have said Ben Simmons will be moving to power forward when the season resumes. Will it matter? The positional revolution has been televised. Previously rigid definitions have been democratized and deconstructed so that labeling a player
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