Month: March 2021

3:07 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN JJ Redick criticized the New Orleans Pelicans front office for how it handled his trade to the Dallas Mavericks at last week’s deadline, saying that Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin “did not honor his word” to help put Redick in a favorable situation where he would
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The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, the buyout market has basically shriveled up, and for better or worse, most teams simply are what they are heading into
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6:46 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Andre Drummond will make his Lakers debut Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks and start at center in place of Marc Gasol, Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “I think the level of excitement for me is at an all-time high,” Drummond told reporters Tuesday over a videoconference call following his
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Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Shanahan’s past QB decisions suggest what he’ll do in NFL Draft by Brad Berreman The Los Angeles Lakers have one empty roster spot and are still looking for playoff depth. Who can they get to fill it? In preparation for the NBA trade deadline, the Lakers released Quinn Cook, opening
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Mar 21, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard John Wall (1) looks to drive around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 21, 2021, in Houston. Mandatory Credit: Michael Wyke/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) Tyreek Hill reveals he denied Chiefs request to restructure contract
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9:17 AM ET Associated Press SILVER SPRING, Md. — Canadian blockchain technology company Dapper Labs has secured $305 million in private funding — some of it from current and former NBA players, including Michael Jordan — to scale up its virtual NBA trading card site, the company said Tuesday. Vancouver, British Columbia-based Dapper says NBA
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Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Bellator Rankings: Patricio Pitbull, Cris Cyborg take highest honors in inaugural ranking by Thomas Albano Blake Griffin is laughing at all the backlash from fans about him and LaMarcus Aldridge signing with the Nets. The Brooklyn Nets already had a superteam with Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden. The star-power
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James Wiseman could be an upgrade over Mitchell Robinson (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Oklahoma basketball: Will Porter Moser replace retiring Lon Kruger? by John Buhler After recently returning from a broken hand, New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson is now sidelined with a fractured foot. The New York Knicks were reportedly in the running
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The elements of art provide a common language for exploring the aesthetics of visual art. The aesthetics of basketball deserve a similar set of tools. Put a Jasper Johns painting next to a Roy Lichtenstein and try to find the connections. You can start with bright colors, but things diverge quickly after that. The subject
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Pelicans star forward Zion Williams is on a run of dominance comparable only to Shaquille O’Neal’s best from 20 years ago. Zion Williamson is an absolute beast. An efficient one at that. The New Orleans Pelicans forward is now earning comparisons to Shaquille O’Neal after an impressive 20-game stretch. The sophomore star reached that benchmark
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