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@ 21.46NBA0 Gail Miller has transferred ownership of the Utah Jazz into a legacy family trust
Gail Miller , owner of Utah Jazz, has transferred ownership of the Utah Jazz into a legacy family trust. "Our devotion to the Utah Jazz is stronger than ever. The Legacy Trust will ensure that the Jazz will remain in Utah"
"I'm transferring ownership of the Utah Jazz and Vivint Smart Home Arena into a Legacy Trust..." - Gail Miller
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) 23 gennaio 2017
"Our devotion to the Utah Jazz is stronger than ever. The Legacy Trust will ensure that the Jazz will remain in Utah..." - Gail Miller
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) 23 gennaio 2017Source: Utah Jazz
@ 21.28D-League0 Grizzlies bring D-League franchise to Mid-South
As reported by Nba.com, The Grizzlies have acquired an expansion NBA-Development League franchise they will own and operate in the Mid-South. The yet-to-be-named affiliate is scheduled to launch for the 2017-18 season and will play its 24-game home schedule at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, located about 20 miles south of the Grizzlies’ franchise base at FedExForum in downtown Memphis. The team is expected to make a formal announcement on Tuesday. Source: Nba.com
@ 18.16NBA0 San Antonio sign Joel Anthony to a 10-day contract
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Joel Anthony to a 10-day contract. A nine-year NBA veteran, Anthony most recently played with the Detroit Pistons during the 2015-16 season. The UNLV product has also played for the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat, where he spent his first six-plus seasons and won back-to-back NBA championships in 2012 and 2013. Anthony has appeared in 471 career games, averaging 2.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.11 blocks in 14.7 minutes. Anthony will wear No. 30 for the Silver and Black. Source: San Antonio Spurs
@ 17.54NBA0 Jeremy Lin out for 3-5 weeks
As reported by Marc J. Spears, Jeremy Lin re-aggravated his strained left hamstring and will be out 3-5 weeks.
The Nets say guard Jeremy Lin re-aggravated his strained left hamstring and will be out 3-5 weeks.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) 23 gennaio 2017Source: Marc J. Spears
@ 09.47NBA0 Knicks and Bulls reportedly hot on Ricky Rubio
New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls are hot on Ricky Rubio. The Spanish point guard could leave the Timberwolves by the trade deadline set for February 23. According to NBA Maniacs, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks are “very interested” in acquiring Ricky Rubio, according to Movistar+ journalist Antoni Daimiel.
@ 09.21NBA0 Lakers' Luke Walton after the loss to Mavs (-49): Honestly it’s embarrassing. That’s not who we are
After a competitive opening quarter, the Lakers floundered through the rest of the afternoon as Dallas bulldozed its way to a 122-73 victory. “We didn’t show up to play, honestly, which is frustrating,” head coach Luke Walton said. “And honestly it’s embarrassing — for us as a team, for us as an organization, for our Lakers fans that are so good to us.” Dallas — which is last in the NBA in rebounding — also owned the boards, holding a 49-32 advantage in that department. “That’s not who we are, but it was frustrating that it happened tonight,” Walton said. Source: Los Angeles Lakers
@ 00.06NBA0 Lakers suffer worst loss in franchise history: -49
The Los Angeles Lakers suffered the worst loss in franchise history against the Dallas Mavericks. The Lakers lost by 49 (122-73) in Dallas. On the same day, but 11 years ago, Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in a single game for the Lakers, against the Raptors.
@ 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
@ 21.40NBA0 Spurs' Pau Gasol underwent hand surgery, expected to miss at least one month
Earlier today Spurs center Pau Gasol underwent a successful surgery to repair a fracture of his left fourth metacarpal. The procedure was performed in San Antonio by Dr. Mark Bagg. Gasol suffered the injury during the warm-up period prior to last night’s Spurs-Nuggets game. A timeline for his return will be determined at a later date. Tony Parker will miss the next two games.
@ 21.35NBA0 Several NBAers will play in the inaugural season of The BIG3 League this summer
Several NBA players accepted to join the new summer league The Big3. Allen Iverson, Al Harrington, Rashard Lewis, Bonzi Wells, Mike Bibby, Ricky Davis will play in the new league created by Ice Cube and whose president is Roger Mason.
Per NBA.com, The new league will begin right after The NBA Finals end in late June. There will be eight teams of five players apiece, along with a coach/GM, who will select his team’s players after a draft combine in the spring. The draft will be three rounds of eight players each round. Players have to be at least 30 years old to be eligible. There will be four games a week for 10 weeks, culminating in a two-week playoff in August. Hall of Famers George Gervin and Gary Payton have said they’ll coach. Fellow HOFer Allen Iverson has said he’ll both coach and play. Former Finals MVP Chauncey Billups, NBA champions Stephen Jackson and Mike Bibby and former vets like Jermaine O’Neal, Corey Maggette, Rashard Lewis and Bonzi Wells are among those lacing them up again as players. BIG3 players will each receive $100,000 once they make one of the league’s teams, with additional money available as they advance through the playoffs. The BIG3 will tweak some of the normal rules of basketball, whether played inside or outside. There will be a “4-Point Circle” on or past which you’ll get a four points for making a shot. Players will not foul out of games as all fouls will be team fouls (rather than personal fouls). Teams get to the bonus in each half after a fifth team foul on the opponent; a team in the bonus will get two free throws plus possession on every subsequent foul. The first team to 60 points wins the game, but it has to be leading by at least four points. (Halftime will commence once a team scores 30 points.) There will also be halftime acts every week, with Ice Cube and Kwatinetz tapping into their vast contact lists and networks. Source: NBA
@ 23.23NBA0 76ers claim Mo Williams off waivers
The Philadelphia 76ers have claimed Mo Williams off waivers.
Philly's motivation for claiming Mo Williams would be the same as Denver trading for him: To get $2.2 million closer to the salary floor.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) 20 gennaio 2017
Swooping in to snag Mo Williams off waivers means Philly's now poised to move $2.2M closer to the salary floor AND keep Denver from doing so
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) 20 gennaio 2017
@ 21.48NBA0 Carmelo Anthony: If Knicks want to start rebuilding, I would consider leaving New York
Carmelo Anthony met with Knicks president Phil Jackson and said that he wants to remain in New York. But Melo would consider waiving his no-trade clause if the Knicks want to start rebuilding. Per Newsday, Anthony has a no-trade clause in his contract, but he said he would be willing to listen to management if they told him they wanted to make a change. “I think it will be more on the front office,” Anthony told Newsday this week. “I have the power, but still I would talk to them. We would be in communication if they feel like they want to go in a different direction, they want to start rebuilding for the future. If they tell me they want to scrap this whole thing, yeah, I have to consider it.” Source: Newsday
@ 19.35D-League0 Ben Gordon joins Texas Legends
Ben Gordon signed with the Texas Legends. The British player is back to the court.
The Texas Legends have acquired former Chicago Bulls star Ben Gordon off waivers, league source tells D-League Digest.
— Adam Johnson (@AdamJNBA) January 20, 2017
@ 19.29NCAA0 Hoosiers forward OG Anunoby to undergo knee surgery, miss remainder of season
OG Anunoby will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. The forward will undergo surgery soon. Anunoby was averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Per The Vertical, Anunoby, 19, is considered one of the nation’s most versatile forwards and ranks 10th in the DrafttExpress/Vertical 2017 projected draft. His explosive athleticism and ability to guard multiple positions at 6-foot-8 has made Anunoby an attractive pro prospect. If the length of recovery and rehabilitation process extends several months into the NBA pre-draft process, June NBA draft and possibly NBA training camp, Anunoby’s draft stock could be impacted should he decide to bypass his junior season and turn professional. Source: The Vertical
@ 19.21NBA0 Nuggets plan to sign Alonzo Gee to a second 10-day contract
The Denver Nuggets plan to re-sign Alonzo Gee to a new 10-day contract. Per ESPN, This one's not exactly a trade item, but there's an expectation in Denver that the Nuggets -- after taking on Mo Williams in a deal with Atlanta -- plan to re-sign Alonzo Gee once Williams clears waivers. Denver can sign Gee to one more 10-day contract before it must decide whether to ink him for the rest of the regular season or let him go. Source: ESPN
@ 19.07NBA0 Jonathon Simmons will be in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest 19.07: Jonathan Simmons will be in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, a source told Sportando 14.21: As reported by Jabari Young, Jonathon Simmons could be one of the competitors in the Slum Dunk Contest in New Orleans.
Meanwhile, source tells me #NBA plans to invite Jonathon Simmons to participate in the Slam Dunk contest #Spurs
— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) 20 gennaio 2017Source: Jabari Young
@ 19.02NBA0 Ben McLemore and Arron Afflalo emerged as the most likely Kings to be dealt
Ben McLemore and Arron Afflalo could leave the Kings by the trade deadline set for February’s 23. Per ESPN, Given Gay's long-term unavailability and Sacramento's well-known hopes of convincing DeMarcus Cousins to sign for the long term, two wings have emerged as the most likely Kings to be dealt: Ben McLemore first and foremost, followed by Arron Afflalo. Source: ESPN
@ 18.53NBA0 Orlando Magic Offer Nikola Vucevic, First Rounder To Miami Heat For Goran Dragic
The Orlando Magic have offered Nikola Vucevic and a future first rounder to the Miami Heat for Goran Dragic. Per ESPN, The most substantive trade proposal generating buzz among the various team officials, scouts and agents assembled this week at the Hershey Centre: Orlando, according to league sources, recently tried to engage Miami on a Goran Dragic deal in which the Magic were said to be offering center Nikola Vucevic and a future first-round pick. The Heat, of course, already have a well-compensated starting center in Hassan Whiteside and, sources say, had no interest in Orlando's pitch. The South Beachers continue to leave the impression that they're resistant to surrendering Dragic before the Feb. 23 trade deadline. Source: ESPN
@ 17.07NBA0 Jusuf Nurkic will leave Denver?
As reported by Marc Stein the Nuggets are actively working to find Nurkic a new home that would give him the chance he deserves to be a front-line center. Is a player sure to move between now and the trade deadline, Stein said Source: Marc Stein
@ 16.37NBA0 Bulls eyeing Bosh for the next season?
As reported by Marc Stein, If Bosh makes it back onto the floor next season, word is that the Chicago Bulls are already plotting a run and will be at the front of the line to try to sign him. More than one rival team has said they don't expect Bosh to be waived by Miami until after March 1, thereby ensuring he's not playoff-eligible for another team. Source: Marc Stein
@ 16.07NBA0 Heat fan has door fall on head after winning prize
As reported by New York Daily News, the fan was participating to win a spa gift card and had to see if her card would open the door on the court. When she slid the card into the door and unlocked it, she walked through victorious but then the door came crashing down onto her, hitting the side of her head before she managed to get out of the way. Source: New York Daily News
@ 15.24NBA0 LeBron calls Popovich the greatest coach of all time
As reported by Espn, LeBron calls Popovich 'the greatest coach of all time'. "To be able to do what he's done where the basketball has changed so much and he's been able to have a growth mindset and change with the game (is impressive)," James said. "We went from a league where it was inside out, where every time you came down it was throw it to the big, and then it goes to every time down pick-and-roll, and then it goes to every time down shoot a three. Pop has been able to adjust every single time and still, for some odd reason, keep those guys under the radar. I don't understand it." Source: Espn
@ 15.22NBA0 Atlanta Hawks considered trading Dwight Howard to New Orleans Pelicans
The Atlanta Hawks have considered trading Dwight Howard to the New Orleans Pelicans. Per ESPN’s Zach Lowe, But they haven't committed to staying small, and sticking Davis at center. They worry about the physical toll it would take, and fretted after Davis picked up two quick fouls jostling with Dwight Howard two weeks ago. In the days that followed, Atlanta and New Orleans had exploratory talks about possible Howard trades before the Hawks pulled everyone off the market, according to several league sources. It is unclear how interested New Orleans was, and there was not unanimous support within the team for acquiring Howard.wk Source: ESPN
@ 14.35NBA0 Carmelo Anthony set a franchise record with 25 points in the second quarter
The New York Knicks star set a franchise record with 25 points in the second quarter against the Washington Wizards. Anthony caught fire in the quarter, nailing 10 of 12 shots (and he missed one on a half-court heave at the end of a 24-second possession). Anthony, though, could not keep up his scorching hot play, finishing with 34 points and 10 rebounds but going just 2-of-12 the rest of the game in a 113-110 loss to Washington. But in the first quarter he was ready for Shaqtin a fool Source: Espn
@ 11.08NCAA0 NCAA UNDERGROUND 2017 - Five players to follow....
PG – JAYLON BROWN (EVANSVILLE) – Not so underground considering he’s the top scorer in the Missouri Valley Conference and one of the top10 in the nation for free throws attempted. Brown, forced to play off the ball to replace 20 points last year were coming from DJ Balentine, can play both guards spot with great scoring ability and court vision. He’s not so strong physically but can take hit inside when going to the rim. His Aces not in a great year but he’s going at 21 per game with solid 45% from 3’s. SG – MARCUS MARSHALL (NEVADA) – Had a big boost from the epic game vs New Mexico... in the last two games he’s scoring 28 with 50% from the court. Shooting guard with limited variety of scoring options, not even particularly quick when going to the basket… but in terms of soft release and shooting range, not so many like him in the whole nation. SF – ERIC FANNING (BOSTON U.) – A 6-4 fighter on the court. Not so spectacular or technically refined but has toughness and Pro mentality for sure. He can help his team in many ways on both ends of the court. In offense can hit the 3-point shot (37% over four years in college) or go to the rim when he’s able to exploit his quality ball handling and strength on upper body to absorb the contact and finish. During the week had a couple of losing effort averaging 24 with 12 rebounds…. PF – JEROME FRINK (LIU-BROOKLYN) – Blue collar four man with strong upper body ready to battle in European basketball. Might struggle against stretch four playing outside the arc but when it’s time to show strength in the paint, he’s the man. In offense, has quick feet and can definitely hit outside the arc. We might be wrong, but after 1 or 2 years in eastern european leagues he can play high level of FIBA basketball somewhere. C – DEMETRIS MORANT (FGCU) – Long and thin middle man with rockets in his feet. In the offense he basically does one thing, and one thing only… but very well. Plus, he’s in Dunk-City. He gets the ball around and above the rim, which is why he’s got a crazy 73% from the court. On defense has got bounce, mobility and timing for the block that will bother many players for years in Europe to come… Source: ncaa underground
@ 09.40NBA0 Knicks claim Wizards assistant interfered on final and decisive possession
John Wall scored the pivotal points and made the saving steal, though the Knicks thought the Wizards had another defender who impacted their final possession even before Wall ended it. Carmelo Anthony and Courtney Lee said a Washington assistant coach standing on the court too close to Lee kept him from taking a tying 3-point attempt. He instead passed to Brandon Jennings, who had the ball stolen by Wall. "He was on the court," Anthony said. "They had six players on the court."
closeup of Wizards asst Sidney Lowe on the floor in the final seconds of the game. Moves his arms and yells at Lee to act like a defender pic.twitter.com/UjtZfJMi4i
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) 20 gennaio 2017Source: ESPN
@ 09.24NBA0 Spurs' Pau Gasol broke the ring finger on his left hand
Gasol broke the ring finger on his left (non-shooting) hand when he jammed it against Kyle Anderson's shoulder while attempting a running hook during pregame warmups. The 16-year NBA veteran immediately clutched his hand and left the court. X-rays revealed the break, and the Spurs said they should have a better idea how long Gasol will be out following additional tests Friday. Source: ESPN
@ 00.58NBA0 Eastern Conference Starters for All-Star Game: Irving, DeRozan, LeBron, Butler, Antetokounmpo
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the league-leading Golden State Warriors headline the list of 10 players selected by fans, NBA players and media to start in the NBA All-Star Game 2017. James and Durant finished as the top vote-getters at their respective positions among all three voting groups.
In addition to James (frontcourt) and Irving (guard), the Eastern Conference starters include the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (frontcourt), the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler (frontcourt) and the Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (guard). In the Western Conference, Curry (guard) and Durant (frontcourt) are joined by the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis (frontcourt), the Houston Rockets’ James Harden (guard) and the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard (frontcourt).
The Eastern Conference and Western Conference starting lineups for the 66th NBA All-Star Game were revealed tonight on TNT, which will also unveil the All-Star reserves on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. ET. The NBA All-Star Game is set for Sunday, Feb. 19 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and will be televised by TNT at 8 p.m. ET and broadcast by ESPN Radio.
Fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote to determine the NBA All-Star Game starters, while current players and a media panel accounted for 25 percent each. Fans cast more than 38 million votes during NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by Verizon, a 155% increase from the same time period last year. James was the leading vote-getter among fans with 1,893,751 votes, while Curry (1,848,121), Durant (1,768,185) and Irving (1,696,769) also had the highest fan totals in their respective position groups.
After all votes were tallied, players were ranked in each conference by position (guard and frontcourt) within each of the three voting groups – fan votes, player votes and media votes. Each player’s score was calculated by averaging his weighted rank from the fan votes, the player votes and the media votes. The five players (two guards and three frontcourt players) with the best score in each conference were named NBA All-Star Game starters.
Fan voting served as the tiebreaker for players in a position group with the same score. DeRozan (796,112 fan votes) won the tiebreaker with the Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas (755,102) for the second starting spot among East guards, while Curry (1,848,121) and Harden (1,771,375) won the tiebreaker with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (1,575,865) for the two starting spots among West guards.
Eastern Conference Starters Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks: A first-time All-Star, the 22-year-old is the first Milwaukee player selected to the All-Star Game since Michael Redd during the 2003-04 season. Jimmy Butler, Bulls: Butler has been selected to his third straight All-Star Game and third overall. DeMar DeRozan, Raptors: Toronto’s all-time leading scorer is headed to his third All-Star Game and second in a row. Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers: The 2014 All-Star Game MVP is an All-Star for the fourth time in six seasons. LeBron James, Cavaliers: The leading scorer in All-Star Game history (291 points), James has earned his 13th All-Star nod (all consecutive and all starts) in 14 seasons. The four-time Kia NBA MVP is set to become the fifth player in league history to start at least 13 All-Star Games, joining Kobe Bryant (18), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (14), Bob Cousy (13) and Michael Jordan (13).
@ 00.57NBA0 Western Conference Starters for All-Star Game: Curry, Harden, Leonard, Durant and Davis
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the league-leading Golden State Warriors headline the list of 10 players selected by fans, NBA players and media to start in the NBA All-Star Game 2017. James and Durant finished as the top vote-getters at their respective positions among all three voting groups. In addition to James (frontcourt) and Irving (guard), the Eastern Conference starters include the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (frontcourt), the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler (frontcourt) and the Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (guard). In the Western Conference, Curry (guard) and Durant (frontcourt) are joined by the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis (frontcourt), the Houston Rockets’ James Harden (guard) and the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard (frontcourt). The Eastern Conference and Western Conference starting lineups for the 66th NBA All-Star Game were revealed tonight on TNT, which will also unveil the All-Star reserves on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. ET. The NBA All-Star Game is set for Sunday, Feb. 19 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and will be televised by TNT at 8 p.m. ET and broadcast by ESPN Radio. Fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote to determine the NBA All-Star Game starters, while current players and a media panel accounted for 25 percent each. Fans cast more than 38 million votes during NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by Verizon, a 155% increase from the same time period last year. James was the leading vote-getter among fans with 1,893,751 votes, while Curry (1,848,121), Durant (1,768,185) and Irving (1,696,769) also had the highest fan totals in their respective position groups. After all votes were tallied, players were ranked in each conference by position (guard and frontcourt) within each of the three voting groups – fan votes, player votes and media votes. Each player’s score was calculated by averaging his weighted rank from the fan votes, the player votes and the media votes. The five players (two guards and three frontcourt players) with the best score in each conference were named NBA All-Star Game starters. Fan voting served as the tiebreaker for players in a position group with the same score. DeRozan (796,112 fan votes) won the tiebreaker with the Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas (755,102) for the second starting spot among East guards, while Curry (1,848,121) and Harden (1,771,375) won the tiebreaker with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (1,575,865) for the two starting spots among West guards.
Western Conference Starters Stephen Curry, Warriors: The two-time reigning Kia NBA MVP has made the All-Star team for the fourth consecutive time and the fourth time overall, all as a starter. Anthony Davis, Pelicans: Davis has been named an All-Star for the fourth time (2014-17), matching Chris Paul for the most selections in New Orleans franchise history. Kevin Durant, Warriors: Now an eight-time All-Star selection (every season since 2009-10), Durant owns the highest scoring average in All-Star Game history (25.6 ppg). James Harden, Rockets: Harden’s five All-Star selections have all come in his five seasons with Houston. Kawhi Leonard, Spurs: The two-time reigning Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year is a starter for the second year in a row after making his All-Star debut last season. Below are the overall scores – based on results from all three voting groups – for the top finishers at each position. Each player’s score is weighted based on 50% for fan vote, 25% for players vote and 25% for media vote. The formula to determine a player’s score is (Fan Rank * 2 + Player Rank + Media Rank)/4. For a list of media voters and complete voting results, please visit NBA.com/official.
@ 00.16NBA0 NBA, NBPA ratify new seven-year agreement
It’s official. The new collective bargaining agreement has been ratified by the players and owners, according a release from the league office.
The NBA Board of Governors unanimously OK’d the deal earlier this week and the National Basketball Players Associated voted its approval on Friday.
The new agreement will take effect on July 1, 2017 and run through the 2023-24 season.
The terms of the pact were agreed upon earlier this month and both sides had until Jan. 13 to ratify the terms.
The parties voted based on a term sheet that outline the key deal points. Once the NBA and NBPA finish drafting and execute the complete agreement, specific details will be released. Source: NBA
@ 19.24NBA0 Nets to sign Quincy Acy to a second 10-day contract
As reported by Shams Charania of The Vertical, the Brooklyn Nets will re-sign Quincy Acy to a second 10-day contract. The big man arrived after the team's decision to waive Anthony Bennett. So far Acy has averaged 6.3 points and 2 rebounds per game with Brooklyn.
Sources: Brooklyn forward Quincy Acy will re-sign on a second 10-day contract. He averaged 6.3 points/2 rebounds in 4 games of first 10-day.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 19 gennaio 2017Source: Shams Charania
@ 19.09NBA0 Sixers expected to sign Chasson Randle to a second 10-day deal
According to Keith Pompey of Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia 76ers are likely to sign point guard Chasson Randle to a second 10-day contract. Randle played two games with the Sixers so far and had 10 points and 2 rebounds in the win against Milwaukee.
With Ben Simmons still out and Jerryd Bayless unavailable for the rest of the season, Sixers are short on options for point guard position and Randle may help them a little bit.
The #Sixers are likely to sign Chasson Randle to a second 10-day contract. pic.twitter.com/vQEoXWK1kZ
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) 19 gennaio 2017Source: Keith Pompey
@ 16.40NBA0 Nuggets Trade Rights to Cenk Akyol to Atlanta Hawks in Exchange for Mo Williams
The Denver Nuggets have traded the rights to G Cenk Akyol to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for G Mo Williams and cash consideration, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Subsequently, Williams was waived by Denver following the trade. Akyol, 29, was originally drafted by the Hawks with the 59th overall selection in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft. The 6-6 guard from Turkey currently plays for Acibadi Universitesi Istanbul of the Turkish Basketball League and has appeared in 11 games this season, averaging 6.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.64 assists in 21.4 minutes per game. Williams, 34, was traded from Cleveland to Atlanta along with Mike Dunleavy and a conditional 2019 first round pick in exchange for Kyle Korver on Jan. 7, 2017. He has appeared in a total of 818 career games (525 starts) over 15 seasons with Milwaukee, Cleveland, Utah, L.A. Clippers, Portland, Minnesota and Charlotte, averaging 13.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 29.2 minutes. Source: Denver Nuggets
@ 16.30NBA0 76ers' Ben Simmons could debut after All-Star break
Ben Simmons could make his NBA debut this season, after the All-Star break. The 1st overall pick of the 2016 NBA draft has missed the entire season so far with a foot fracture. Per ESPN, Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons could make his much-anticipated NBA debut shortly after the All-Star break, league sources told ESPN. Barring a setback in his recovery, sources say the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft has a chance to take the hardwood near March. There still remains the possibility that Simmons sits the entire season, sources said, but his situation will continue to be thoroughly evaluated throughout his comeback quest. Source: ESPN