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May

21
Warriors Kevon Looney has core muscle surgery, expected back next season

Warriors center Kevon Looney underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury and is expected to be ready for the start of next season, the team stated. Looney, 24, missed 45 games this season with various injuries, including a hamstring strain, a neuropathic condition and, most recently, an abdominal strain that led to the surgery, performed in Philadelphia. He will start rehabilitation straightaway in what will be an extended offseason after the NBA postponed play on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Having gone to the NBA Finals each season since entering the league in 2015, […]

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May

19
Jazz’s Bojan Bogdanovic to undergo season-ending wrist surgery

At this point, we still don’t know if the 2019-20 NBA season will be restarted. But if it is, the Utah Jazz will be without one of their key contributors, as forward Bojan Bogdanovic is set to have season-ending surgery on his right wrist, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The surgery will repair the scapholunate ligament in his right wrist. Bogdanovic initially injured the wrist in January, but he continued to play through the pain. Now, with the future of the season undefined, Bogdanovic has decided to make the move for surgery. The good news for the Jazz, who signed Bogdanovic to a four-year deal […]

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May

08
Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni eager to coach if season resumes

Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni turns 69 on Friday, but ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reported D’Antoni “would have no reservations about being on the sideline if the NBA season resumes. Baxter Holmes of ESPN spoke to a pair of NBA general managers who expressed reservations about having older coaches and personnel work during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Based on all the information that we have today, probably people over 60 with preexisting conditions can’t go, for sure, no matter what their titles are,” one GM had stated. “Whether it’s a father of the star player or whether it’s the general manager […]

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April

27
Marc Eversley joining Bulls’ reshaped front office as GM

The Chicago Bulls have made the next step in building their new front office, reportedly agreeing to name Marc Eversley as the team’s new general manager, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Eversley becomes the most high-profile addition made by new vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas since he started reshaping the organization earlier this month. Eversley, who is Canadian, would become the first black general manager in team history. To join the Bulls, Eversley leaves the Philadelphia 76ers organization where he has been since 2016, when then-president Bryan Colangelo hired him as their vice president of player personnel. His focus […]

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April

24
Memphis star, AAC Player of the Year Precious Achiuwa to enter NBA draft

Memphis freshman forward Precious Achiuwa is entering the 2020 NBA draft, he told ESPN on Friday. “I’ve decided to declare for the 2020 NBA draft and hire an agent,” Achiuwa stated. “This is the next step in my journey and career as a basketball player. I’m really excited for it.” Achiuwa, the No. 12 prospect in the ESPN Top 100, emerged as one of the most productive freshmen in college basketball, winning American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors. He averaged 15.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.1 steals for the Tigers, establishing […]

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March

26
FSU Freshman Patrick Williams declares for NBA draft

Florida State freshman Patrick Williams is joining the ranks of college basketball’s one-and-dones. The Seminoles forward informed Thursday that he is entering the 2020 NBA draft. Williams put together a solid campaign at FSU, averaging 9.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist en route to being named the ACC 6th Man of the Year.  As of mid-February, most mock drafts had the 18-year-old projected somewhere in the late first round. Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated had him going No. 22 overall, while Sam Vecenie of The Athletic had the guard further back at No. 27. Beyond that, both appear to […]

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March

12
Ben Simmons uncertain if able to return this season

Anyone who has had a pinched nerve in their back knows that pain can linger. That’s where 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons is right now. He has a nerve impingement in his back; something is pressing on the nerve, “pinching” it and causing pain. Simmons is going to be out three more weeks to rest and treat the condition and will be re-evaluated then, the team announced Wednesday. Simmons is the Sixers’ primary ball-handler and averages 16.9 points, 8.3 assists, 7.9 rebounds and a league-best 2.2 steals a night. The Sixers are not the same without him, and have suffered more […]

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March

06
Jamal Murray hits late jumper to lift Nuggets over Hornets

Jamal Murray hit a running, off-balance 13-footer from the baseline with 5.1 seconds left and the Denver Nuggets overcame an eight-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 114-112 on Thursday night. Murray had 18 points, and Nikola Jokic added 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. The Nuggets entered the match in third place in the Western Conference, a game behind the Los Angeles Clippers. Devonte Graham had 24 points and seven assists for the Hornets. P.J, Washington added 20 points and Terry Rozier had 19. The Hornets had an opportunity to win, but Rozier’s 3-pointer at the […]

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March

05
Stephen Curry to rejoin Warriors on Thursday

Stephen Curry is scheduled to return from a more than four-month absence with a broken left hand to play for Golden State versus the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night. The Warriors informed Wednesday night that Curry had been medically cleared to play and would be in the lineup Thursday in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals won in six games by Toronto. The two-time NBA MVP missed 58 matches after falling on his left hand Oct. 30 versus Phoenix. He practiced Monday with the G League Santa Cruz Warriors, then was recalled back to the NBA team later in the day in a most […]

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February

27
LeBron James to miss Lakers´ game Thursday with sore groin

This season’s tilts with the Golden State Warriors have lacked their normal star power, owing to long-term injuries to All-Star guards Klay Thompson and Steph Curry. When the Lakers tip-off versus the Warriors on Thursday night in San Francisco, they too will sit a star LeBron James. The team informed Wednesday afternoon that James, 35, would sit out against Golden State with left groin soreness. It’s just the third match the league’s assists leader and MVP contender (25.5 ppg, 10.6 apg, 7.7 rpg) has missed this season. The news comes the day after a season-high 40 point effort by James, […]

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