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@ 21.33NBA0 The Bulls will waive a guard. Carter-Williams or Canaan?
As reported by K.C. Johnson, the Chicago Bulls will waive a guard. Michael Carter-Williams and Canaan are the candidate, Rajon Rondo will finish the year with Chicago
Early indications are Bulls will waive a guard to ease logjam at PG, allow guard to be playoff eligible possibly with another team.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) 27 febbraio 2017
Reported last wk Canaan, MCW are candidates. Forman on record saying Rondo will finish yr. Fit w/ 2nd unit, contract is trade chip in summer
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) 27 febbraio 2017Source: K.C. Johnson
@ 21.02NBA0 Dragan Bender still hopes to return this season
As reported by AzCentral.com, Dragan Bender still hopes to return this season after ankle injury. Bender has not started running but he want to go back in this season: "I still want to play this season. I’m coming on the trips, being around the guys, being around the trainers, trying to get back as soon as possible." Source: AzCentral
@ 20.23NBA0 Ndudi Ebi, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Lawrence Moten, Andre Owens, and James White join BIG3 draft
The BIG3, the highly anticipated 3-on-3 professional basketball league, announced today Ndudi Ebi, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Lawrence Moten, Andre Owens, and James White as the latest signings to its Draft player pool. Ebi, Mensah-Bonsu, Moten, Owens and White join Latrell Sprewell, J.R. Rider, Earl Boykins, Brian Cook, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Kenny Anderson, Smush Parker, Jamario Moon, Ruben Patterson, Etan Thomas, Marcus Banks, Keith Bogans, Derrick Byars, Shane Heal, Mike James, Voshon Lenard, Rashad McCants, Lee Nailon, Eddie Robinson and Xavier Silas as players eligible for the upcoming BIG3 Draft. The BIG3 will announce new signings each Monday leading up to the Draft. Launched Jan. 11, the BIG3 will bring 3-on-3 half-court basketball, one of the most popular formats of the game worldwide, to arenas around the country this summer. With a player-focused structure and fan-centric experience, the BIG3 will feature fast-paced, highly-skilled, exciting and engaging play featuring legendary players and coaches. In April 2017, BIG3 will hold a combine for all players in the draft pool. Player captains and co-captains along with the coaches and league executives will watch draft players compete in scrimmages, run drills, and complete strength and conditioning workouts. Following the combine, the BIG3 will hold a draft with each of the eight teams’ captains filling out their five player rosters. The BIG3 will comprise eight teams of five players, one head coach and one assistant coach with games touring in 10 cities across the country. Talent committed to the BIG3 include: Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Gary Payton, Kenyon Martin, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O’Neal, Rashard Lewis, Jason Williams, Bonzi Wells, Mike Bibby, George “The Iceman” Gervin, Ricky Davis, Al Harrington, Rick Barry, Rick Mahorn and Clyde Drexler. Payton, Gervin, Barry, Mahorn and Drexler will serve as coaches, with Iverson serving as a player/coach - the rest are confirmed to play. Source: Big3
@ 17.51NBA0 76ers' Ben Simmons has foot procedure to stimulate bone growth, accelerate healing
76ers rookie Ben Simmons will miss the remainder of the season and make his NBA debut in 2017-2018. Today Simmons had a small procedure to insert bone marrow into foot in order to stimulate bone growth and speed healing.
Simmons had procedure to insert bone marrow into foot in order to stimulate bone growth and speed healing
— Bob Cooney (@BobCooney76) 27 febbraio 2017
Medical update (2/2): •Simmons minor foot procedure to stimulate bone growth, accelerate healing. Likely to resume training by end of week.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) February 27, 2017
@ 17.20NBA0 Nets waive Luis Scola
The Brooklyn Nets have waived Luis Scola. The Argentinean will become free agent.
@ 16.20NBA0 Nets interested in Milos Teodosic for next season
The Brooklyn Nets are interested in Milos Teodosic for next season, as reported by Novosti. The Serbian point guard will be free agent from July 1 when the contract with CSKA Moscow expires. The Russian team will try to make Teodosic a huge offer to convince him to re-sign. But several NBA teams are eyeing Teodosic. The Serbian is drawing interest from the Nuggets and also from the Nets, who have a Russian owner, huge fan of CSKA Moscow. Source: Novosti
@ 13.00NBA0 Divac says Lakers refused to part with Ingram and Suns to discuss Booker for Cousins
In a Q&A with some fans, Kings GM Vlade Divac talked about the departure of DeMarcus Cousins. Divac said that the Kings tried to trade Cousins to the Lakers for Brandon Ingram and to the Suns for Devin Booker. But Lakers and Suns were not interested in trading their young stars. Per Sacramento Bee, Though you weren’t saying anything, it was no secret the Kings were testing the market in recent weeks. Most of the speculation centered around Boston, Orlando, Phoenix, the Lakers and Pelicans – the usual suspects who had what you coveted, namely, young players and draft picks – but after speaking with several of those clubs, the market for DeMarcus struck me as surprisingly underwhelming. The Lakers refused to part with Brandon Ingram. The Suns declined to discuss Devin Booker. No chance at Nikola Jokic. I realize that principal owner Vivek Ranadive insisted on having a star on the roster when Golden 1 Center opened, but couldn’t you have gotten back more had you traded Cousins sooner? Source: Sacramento Bee
@ 12.07NBA0 DeMarcus Cousins picks up 18th technical, is facing potential suspension
DeMarcus Cousins got his 18th technical foul of the season and will be suspended one game. Per ESPN, The technical foul is Cousins' 18th of the season, and it's the fastest he has gotten one in an NBA game. If it's not rescinded, the Pelicans forward will be suspended for one game. "I don't feel I did anything wrong to receive it," Cousins said. "Hopefully the league handles it the right way, and hopefully I get the benefit of the doubt. So we'll see." Source: ESPN
@ 10.43NBA0 Pamela McGee: Shaq cyberbullied my son. He needs to lose his job or be suspended
Pamela McGee, JaVale’s mother, accused Shaquille O’Neal. Per The Undefeated, “He cyberbullied my son,” Pamela McGee said in an emotional, 30-minute conversation. “Totally inappropriate. Shaquille needs to lose his job or be suspended. The NBA needs to make a stand.” Shaq was told to stop by his mother, Lucille. Per The Undefeated, “I have orders from the top to leave it alone,” O’Neal said past midnight on Saturday. NBA commissioner Adam Silver? “No,” O’Neal said. “My mama. Just say Shaq’s mom called him, told him, ‘Stop this silliness. Leave him alone.’ So that’s the end of the beef. You won’t be hearing about it from my side anymore. Mama has spoken.” Source: The Undefeated
@ 21.36NBA0 NBA fine Jazz big man Rudy Gobert $25k
NBA fined Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert $25k. The French center was fined for making physical contact with game official during game with Bucks Friday.
NBA announces $25K fine to Utah’s Rudy Gobert for making physical contact with game official during game with Bucks Friday.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) 26 febbraio 2017
@ 21.09NBA0 Andrew Bogut to sign with Cavs once he receives a buyout from 76ers?
Andrew Bogut is negotiating a buyout with the 76ers but once he’ll clear waivers he is expected to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Australian big man has played with the Warriors till last June and lost the 2016 NBA Finals against the Cavs that will also sign Deron Williams next week.
Two Mavs sources say they expect Andrew Bogut will choose to join the Cavaliers once he receives a buyout from the 76ers.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 26, 2017
@ 19.38NBA0 Divac: I believe we'll be in a better position in two years. If I’m wrong, I’ll step down
Sacramento King general manager promised to step down if the Kings won’t improve in the next two years. Per Sacramento Bee, “I totally understand why some fans would be upset. They supported DeMarcus, and I like DeMarcus a lot. But I believe we are going to be in a better position in two years. I want to hear again from these same people in two years. If I’m right, great. If I’m wrong, I’ll step down. But if I go down, I’m going down my way.”
@ 18.39NBA0 Mavs sign Quinn Cook and Ben Bentil to 10-day contracts
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed rookie guard Quinn Cook to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed rookie forward Ben Bentil to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Source: Dallas Mavericks
@ 18.06NBA0 Hornets to sign Briante Weber to a 10-day contract
Briante Weber will sign a ten-day contract with the Hornets. Weber just completed two 10-day contracts with the Warriors.
Charlotte to sign guard Briante Weber to 10-day contract, league sources tell ESPN. Weber recently completed two 10-days with Golden State.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 26, 2017
@ 15.18NBA0 Five teams had discussions with Andrew Bogut’s representatives
Five teams are interested in Andrew Bogut who wants to play for a contender. Per The Vertical, The Cavaliers also are monitoring Philadelphia center Andrew Bogut, who is engaged in contract buyout talks to enter free agency. Bogut has had a phone conversation with 76ers coach Brett Brown since his trade from Dallas, league sources said, and he respects Brown and the culture of the 76ers. However, Bogut wants to pursue a championship and play a significant role for a veteran team. Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston and Utah have had discussions with Bogut’s representatives over the last 24 hours, league sources said. Source: The Vertical
@ 10.52NBA0 Rockets waive Marcelo Huertas
The Houston Rockets have waived Marcelo Huertas. The point guard was traded to the Rockets by the Lakers.
Roster Update: Rockets GM Daryl Morey announced today that the team has waived guard Marcelo Huertas.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) February 26, 2017
@ 10.49NBA0 Hornets expected to sign Briante Weber
The Charlotte Hornets are expected to sign Briante Weber who was released by the Warriors.
Charlotte has emerged as the likely landing spot for recently released Briante Weber, per source.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) 26 febbraio 2017
@ 10.08NBA0 Warriors strong favorite to sign Jose Calderon
The Golden State are the favorite to sign Jose Calderon. The Spanish point guard is negotiating a buyout with the Lakers and he is expected to sign with the Warriors when he’ll clear waivers.
Golden State has emerged as the strong favorite to sign vet guard Jose Calderon if he secures a buyout from the Lakers, league sources say.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 26, 2017
@ 21.14NBA0 Lakers discussing buyout with Jose Calderon. Rockets and Warriors on the Spanish PG
Los Angeles Lakers and Jose Calderon are discussing a buyout. When the Spanish point guard will become free agent, Warriors and Rockets are expected to pursue him.
Story going online now: The Lakers and veteran guard Jose Calderon are exploring their buyout options, ESPN has learned.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 25, 2017
ESPN sources say Golden State and Houston would emerge as suitors for Jose Calderon if the Spaniard guard indeed secures his release from LA
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 25, 2017
@ 20.12NBA0 Pelicans waive Omri Casspi, sign Reggie Williams
The Pelicans waived Omri Casspi (broken right thumb) to create a roster spot that was needed to sign Williams. In an extremely bad piece of luck, Casspi was injured while making his New Orleans debut Thursday and will be sidelined 4-6 weeks. “I think he understood,” Gentry said of Casspi’s reaction to the roster move. “We talked about it and it’s just an unfortunate situation. He was going to be a guy who could help us in the shooting aspect and he has good size. But these kinds of things happen. At this stage, it was just really important for us to have that roster spot. Hopefully he can recover quickly and we’ll see what happens.” … Source: New Orleans Pelicans
@ 20.11NBA0 Bucks sign Axel Toupane to a 10-day contract
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Axel Toupane (tu-PON) to a 10-day contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Toupane, 24, has appeared in 28 games with Raptors 905 of the NBA D-League this season and has posted averages of 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.2 steals in 27.6 minutes per game. Source: Milwaukee Bucks
@ 09.55NBA0 Warriors reached out to Turner Sports to discuss Shaq's ongoing coverage of JaVale McGee
The Warriors contacted Turner Sports to discuss Shaq’s ongoing coverage of big man JaVale McGee. Per ESPN, Turner source confirmed the discussions with the Warriors and told ESPN that “the matter has been discussed internally” after a Twitter feud erupted Thursday night between O’Neal and McGee. Sources told ESPN that the Warriors contacted Turner officials to express concern about TNT's yearslong McGee coverage on the "Shaqtin' a Fool" segment on the popular "Inside The NBA" show, with the team contending that the ongoing negative portrayal of the veteran center is doing unnecessary damage to McGee's reputation. But the network took it a step further Thursday night when it aired a "Doctor Strange" piece devoted exclusively to McGee bloopers. That prompted a nasty exchange of tweets Thursday night between McGee and O'Neal.Source: ESPN
@ 09.51NBA0 Hornets sign Johnny O’Bryant to a 10-day contract
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed forward Johnny O’Bryant to a 10-day contract. O’Bryant joins the Hornets from the NBA Development League’s Northern Arizona Suns, becoming the D-League’s 21st Gatorade Call-Up this season. The Hornets roster now stands at 14 players. Source: Charlotte Hornets
@ 23.11NBA0 Hawks offered more than three first round picks to get George from Pacers or Butler from Bulls?
The Atlanta Hawks made just a little trade on the deadline set for February 23 at 2pm, East Coast Time. The Hawks sent Mike Scott to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for cash consideration. But the Atlanta Hawks tried to make the best trade of the year by acquiring Paul George from the Indiana Pacers or Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls. The odds were against them, according to this famous bookie software. But despite the odds, they made a huge offer to Indiana and Chicago to obtain one of their stars. The Hawks, according to one of the top NBA insiders, Marc Stein of ESPN, made pick centric trade offers to the Indiana Pacers and the Bulls. What Stein added is that the Hawks put on the table more than three first round picks to add a superstar to their roster. But the Indiana Pacers decided to keep Paul George with the hope to re-sign him to a multi-year contract extension in the summer as designated veteran player. The offer that the Pacers will make is expected to be for more than $200 million. Paul George's plan was not to go the Atlanta Hawks. The goal of the member of Team USA National Team was to remain with the team from Indianapolis or go to the Los Angeles Lakers of the new president Magic Johnson. This is what Paul George told the Indianapolis Star when the trade deadline expired: "I was kind of on the ropes just like you guys were on what was about to happen. It was kind of a dark moment of uncertainty and that was the frustrating part. You want me to be your guy here, I thought I would have been in the loop a little more on that. We’ve got to keep getting better. We’ve got to know who’s going to be helpful going forward and who we’re building around. That’s the only thing we can take away from these next 25 games. We can’t go into the second half or go into it next season with any mediocrity. We’ve got to just improve. That’s what it comes down to."
@ 22.46NBA0 No ligament damage on Porzingis ankle, he'll be out for several days
Kristaps Porzingis suffered an ankle injury during last night's game against the Cleveland Cavs. There were concerns about a potential ligament damage in the ankle but, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, there's no ligament damage, just swelling for the moment.
Source: Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis will be out several days with ankle injury, but no ligament damage. For now, only swelling.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 24, 2017Source: Adrian Wojnarowski
@ 19.46NBA0 DeMarcus Cousins on Divac and Ranadive: 'They made a coward move'
Since the trade that made him a new player of the Pelicans, DeMarcus Cousins hasn't spoken with Vlade Divac or Vivek Ranadive, despite the messages received by both of them. Cousins said in an interview with Marc J.Spears that Divac and Ranadive made a coward move in trading him without telling him in person before:
" It was a coward move, so I’m pretty sure I will get a coward response. For what? And I’ve seen this happen before. I’ve been there through all same types … I was there with [coach] Mike Malone’s [firing]. I’ve seen how they operate. I know what kind of answer I will get anyway. So, what is the point?”
" Vlade came in my house with my agent [Jarinn Akana]. We sat in my theater and just talked. That was maybe three weeks ago. We sat there and [he] told me what moves he wanted to make. All of that. I just didn’t understand. … I got a text from the owner right before I went to All-Star. He was asking me about a player, how I felt about him and making a move. The owner! When it happened, I was just in shock. I didn’t understand.” Source: Marc J.Spears
@ 19.08NBA0 Hawks suspended Dennis Schroder for one game
Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schröder has been suspended by the organization for one game without pay for failure to report to the team on time after the all-star break. He will serve his one-game suspension tonight when the Hawks host the Miami Heat. “Dennis has played an important role for our team and been a significant contributor to our success this season,” President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We are disappointed that he did not return to the team on time and we have discussed this with him. We look forward to him rejoining the team in Orlando tomorrow night.” Source: Atlanta Hawks
@ 16.44NBA0 76ers rookie Ben Simmons will miss remainder of season
The Philadelphia 76ers announced that Ben Simmons will miss the remainder of the season. The Australian will make his debut in the NBA next season.
"The scan indicated there's not full healing in the bone," Bryan Colangelo on Ben Simmons' status. Next scan will occur in one month.
— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) February 24, 2017
@ 16.41NBA0 Joel Embiid not thrilled with the way the Sixers have managed updates with his injury
Joel Embiid will miss the next four games after missing the previous 11. The rookie big man spoke with the media on Thursday and said that he did not like how the 76ers handled his injury and the computations with the media. Per The Intel, "Honestly, I think I can play, but I'm not ready to play," Embiid said. "There was no swelling yesterday. This morning when I came in, there was a little bit. I just finished practice and I feel good, but there's still a little bit of swelling. I've got to manage that." Embiid, who sat out the previous 11 contests, admitted he's not thrilled with the way the Sixers have managed updates with the injury, which he suffered Jan. 20. "I was told I was going to kind of miss two or three weeks, so I wasn't happy with the way it was handled," Embiid said. "I thought keeping my name out there was going to literally have people think about me all the time instead of just saying when I was going to be back. So I'm happy that they did that today and said that I’m out for the next four games." Source: The Intell
@ 16.23NBA0 Chris Bosh joins NBA on TNT as a studio analyst
Chris Bosh won’t attempt a comeback this season. The Miami Heat forward will join TNT as a studio analyst. “We’re thrilled to have Chris make appearances with our Players Only studio team and we look forward to incorporating his fresh take and informed perspective into this new TNT series,” said Turner Sports executive VP Craig Barry in a statement. “Chris is still deeply connected with today’s NBA players and his insights into the game will further enhance the experience for our viewers.” Source: HoopsRumors
@ 15.05NBA0 76ers waive Chasson Randle
The Philadelphia 76ers gave waived Chasson Randle to make room in the roster and complete the trade with the Mavs.
@ 15.01NBA0 Suns plan to waive Jared Sullinger and Mike Scott
The Phoenix Suns plan to waive Jared Sullinger and Mike Scott. Both players were traded to Phoenix on the deadline day. The Suns will also sign Ronnie Price to a deal for the season.
Suns plan to waive Jared Sullinger and Mike Scott, both acquired in trades today. They'll sign G Ronnie Price for rest of the season.
— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) 24 febbraio 2017
@ 13.13NCAA0 NCAA UNDERGROUND 2017 - Five players to follow....
PG – TRA-DEON HOLLINS (OMAHA) – Not the right man if you are looking for a scoring point full of offensive options and pure talent. This is an average offensive talent at point guard but a big heart player. Fantastic in the defensive end where he is a nightmare for opposite guards and, one of the top three in the nation when it’s time to steal the ball. Just to give you a hint, he was key in Win vs Denver just scoring 5 points with 0/4 from three points, but 10 rebounds and 6 steal. Almost cult. SG – GARRET COVINGTON (WESTERN ILLINOIS) – Ok, the Summit League is outside top 20 conference in the nation but this guard spent every year of his four averaging between 15 and 19, always as the main offensive option of his team. Will leave Macomb with almost 2000 points scored, most of them coming off the screen using his soft touch and nice release on his jumper. Maybe Eastern European league to start his first pro year, but with that size and talent, easy in one of the top european leagues shortly after. SF – BLAKE HAMILTON (BUFFALO) – Amongst all the Hamilton cousins of the Los Angeles area (ex-Nuggets Jordan, ex-UConn Daniel and Isaac now at “The ‘Zo Show”) the more “underground” one. He’s an awesome swingman for Europe. True 6-6 player with creativity off the dribble, ball handling and quality visions. He does a lot of one on one in the offense going strong and effective on his right hand with power or finesse. Has got reliable long range shooting and can play some minutes at four in the small ball, as he can really rebound. Swiss knife. PF – FRANKO HOUSE (BALL STATE) – Not a finesse player, strong body 6-6 over 240 pounds. Not too much technical talent, limited offensive variety but strong will to perform at best to get the Win and he never let his coach down. His 13 points per game usually come from his power moves down low, with a pretty good start off the dribble from the elbow and, if really has to, can shoot the 12 footer. He’s bringing Ball State on top of MAC western Division… good enough to deserve a spot in this file. C – RASHAWN THOMAS (TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI) – Long, with amazing mobility north-south and ability to battle at rebound. A bit lost in South Texas, in one of the best campus on the Mexico Gulf where they really teach basketball at high level. In the current 8 win streak he scored around 30 points several times… in the offense has to stretch his shooting range but there’s a lot of upside with those hands and body and it’s very interesting to work on him. Best thing he does is get the contacts down low and score after taking the hit. Source: ncaa underground
@ 12.46NBA0 Warriors Score 50 Points in the 3rd Quarter vs. Clippers
Stephen Curry put up 20 points, while Kevin Durant put up 15 points in the Warriors' explosive 50-point third quarter against the L.A. Clippers, the most points in a quarter for the Warriors this season. The 50 points by the Warriors is the third most by any team in the last 20 seasons. They shot 74% in the quarter.