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@ 18.56NBA0 Bulls actively shopping Rajon Rondo and Nikola Mirotic
The Chicago Bulls are actively trying to trade Rajon Rondo and Nikola Mirotic. Per Chicago Sun Times, So the Bulls front office isn’t sleeping through this 22-23 start after all. According to multiple sources, the Bulls have been actively shopping Rajon Rondo and Nikola Mirotic in hopes of shaking up the roster, as well as making a second-half run in the wide-open Eastern Conference. Source: Chicago Sun Times
@ 18.50NBA0 Kings' Rudy Gay to undergo surgery in New York
Kings forward Rudy Gay will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon on Monday, Jan. 23 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley. Gay suffered the injury during third quarter play of Wednesday night’s contest against the Indiana Pacers. Source: Sacramento Kings
@ 16.23NBA0 Buks benched Jabari Parker for disclosing locker room discourse to media
Jabari Parker came off the bench in Bucks loss to the Heat. Thon Maker started for Milwaukee which is on a five-game losing streak. Per ESPN, Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker did not start in Saturday's road loss to the Miami Heat for violating a team rule that prohibits disclosing locker room discourse to the media, league sources told ESPN. Bucks coach Jason Kidd refused to elaborate on which team rule Parker broke. Rookie forward Thon Maker received the starting nod. Milwaukee is currently on a five-game losing skid. After dropping their fourth consecutive game on Friday in Orlando, the Bucks held a team meeting in which Parker became vocal in voicing his frustration with the lack of togetherness, sources said. Source: ESPN
@ 14.11NBA0 Wade misses key dunk, Cousins, called for a questionable foul, says: Incredible job by the referee Per ESPN, Wade had 30 points and two key steals in the final minute, Jimmy Butler added 23 points and Chicago overcame a 42-point performance by DeMarcus Cousins for a 102-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings. Wade, who had 13 points in the fourth quarter, snapped a 99-all tie by making a free throw with 14 seconds left. He had missed a breakaway dunk after making a steal, but Cousins was called for a questionable foul for putting his hand on Wade's hip as he tried to dunk the ball. Cousins was incredulous immediately after the call and turned over four trash cans on his way to the locker room after the game. But by the time the media was allowed in the locker room -- nearly a half hour after the game ended -- his tone was more sarcastic than angry. "They made the absolute right call," he said. "Incredible job by the referee crew tonight. I don't have a complaint in the world. They should get more recognition on how well they ref these games. They don't get the credit they deserve, so kudos to them. I applaud them." Source: ESPN
@ 11.01NBA0 Kawhi Leonard scores career high 41 points in overtime win vs. Cavaliers
Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 41 points in Spurs overtime win vs. Cavaliers. Leonard scored six in OT, including a game-sealing dunk with 4.9 seconds left, as the Spurs regrouped after a late collapse in regulation. Leonard also played a career-high 46 minutes. Leonard is the first San Antonio player to score at least 30 in six straight games since Mike Mitchell in 1986.
@ 10.45NBA0 76ers' Bryan Colangelo on Ben Simmons' return: Soon enough
76ers presidente Bryan Colangelo said that Ben Simmons’ return is soon enough. The first pick of the 2016 NBA draft has missed the entire season so far with a foot fracture.
Bryan Colangelo tells @CSNPhilly that Ben Simmons should be getting a final scan on Monday. No specific timetable, but return "soon enough."
— Brian Seltzer (@brianseltzer) 22 gennaio 2017
@ 10.35NBA0 Gregg Popovich rips Donald Trump and his administration on second day in the office
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich ripped Donald Trump and his administration on the second day in the office. Per San Antonio Express-News, "The march today was great. The message is important. It could have been a whole lot of groups marching. Somebody said on TV, 'What's the message?' The message is obvious. Our president comes in with the lowest rating of anybody whoever came into the office. There's a majority of people out there, since Hillary won the popular vote, that don't buy his act. "I hope he does a great job. But there's a difference between respecting the office of the president and the person who occupies it. That respect has to be earned. It's hard to be respectful of someone when we all have kids, and we're watching him be misogynistic and xenophobic and racist and make fun of handicapped people. "And what really bothers me are the people around him, the Sean Spicers, the Kellyanne Conways the Reince Preibuses, who know who he is and actually have the cynical approach and disingenuous attitude to really defend him and make him look like he didn't say what he said. When he's mad at the media for them reporting what he said, it just boggles my mind. When Kellyanne Conway said the other day he wasn't really making fun of the handicapped person. It's incredible. It really makes you wonder how far would someone go to actually cover for somebody that much. I think the comment was,' You have to look in his heart. You don't know what's in his heart. He wouldn't do that.' But he did it."And all the things he said during that time, if our children would have said it, we would have grounded them for six months. Without a doubt. But we ignore all that, because ... because why? That says something about all of us. And that's what's dangerous. That's what scares the hell out of me to this day and makes me uneasy. "But I felt great today watching the march, in protest to how he has conducted himself, because it tells me I really do live in a country where a lot of people care. We have to be vigilant, to be sure. Although we all hope he does good things for our country, that we don't get embarrassed by him and roll back liberties that have been worked for for so long in so many different areas."
@ 09.58NBA0 Lakers' D'Angelo Russell out at least one week
D’Angelo Russell, who was injured in the first quarter of last night’s game against the Indiana Pacers, had an MRI today. Results of the MRI confirmed a mild MCL sprain in his right knee and a right calf strain, and also showed a bone bruise. He will be out one-to-two weeks and will be re-evaluated in one week. Source: Los Angeles Lakers