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After trade rumors surfaced in recent months, Ben Simmons is reportedly ecstatic to remain with the Philadelphia 76ers. The James Harden-Houston Rockets dramatic saga finally reached its conclusion on Wednesday night, as they completed a blockbuster four-team trade that sent the disgruntled superstar to the Brooklyn Nets. For the past month, reports indicated that the
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 14: Shake Milton #18 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the ball against Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat in the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on January 14, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph,
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Kevin Durant and James Harden went off in Harden’s first game with the Brooklyn Nets. When the Brooklyn Nets pulled off a four-team blockbuster trade for James Harden, there were understandable concerns — not only about their egos and personalities clashing, but also how a team with Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving would be
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After 10 games, the Knicks find themselves with an even record and on-court cohesion — things that should be celebrated after decades of misery. The room’s pitch black. You’re blindfolded and barefoot. You need to get to the other side but the floor is covered with LEGOs. How you got into this predicament remains unclear
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Brandon Ingram is morphing into a star before our very eyes. With the selection of Zion Williamson in the 2019 NBA Draft and the decision to give Brandon Ingram a max contract, the New Orleans Pelicans are banking on the prize of the Anthony Davis haul and their 285-pound bulldozer giving Stan Van Gundy a
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Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has tested positive for the coronavirus. Karl-Anthony Towns‘ tragic experience with the coronavirus has taken another nasty turn, as the Minnesota Timberwolves star has tested positive for COVID-19 himself. He sent out the following message ahead of Timberwolves’ home game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies that has been postponed. “Prior to tonight’s game,
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Desmond Bane was regarded as an NBA-ready prospect without high-level upside. Weeks into his career, his ceiling is looking much, much higher. In the months leading up to the 2020 NBA Draft, Desmond Bane out of TCU quickly became one of the more thoroughly discussed prospects. Bane was widely regarded as a second-round prospect through
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HOUSTON, TEXAS – JANUARY 10: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) Saints coach Dan Campbell emerging as favorite for Lions job by Mike Luciano James Harden thanked the fans in Houston after his departure for Brooklyn. James Harden’s trade request was finally granted, as the Houston Rockets traded their
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Killian Hayes, Detroit Pistons. (Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports) Is LeBron James really going to buy the Atlanta Dream from Kelly Loeffler? by Ian Levy Chan Gailey’s resignation is positive sign for Tua Tagovailoa by Cole Thompson Killian Hayes’ rookie season with the Detroit Pistons might be over after only seven games. A rough
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Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets. (Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports) DeVonta Smith makes dream come true for Alabama professor by John Buhler Nikola Jokic continues to defy the laws of physics as the Denver Nuggets’ superstar. Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic might be the best passer to play in the Mile High City since arguably John
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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. In Sunday night’s Lakers’ victory over the Houston Rockets, coach Frank Vogel rolled out a seldom-used lineup, surrounding LeBron James and Anthony Davis with Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
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Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images Justin Thomas apologizes after calling himself a homophobic slur on live TV by Gino Terrell Another NBA game has been canceled because of COVID quarantines and the NBA and NPBA have agreed upon revised healthy and safety guidelines. Another day, another NBA game canceled because a team can’t meet their
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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Two more games are canceled, NBA and NBPA to assess protocols by Ian Levy 3 quarterbacks the Steelers can replace Ben Roethlisberger with in 2021 by Rucker Haringey Kyrie Irving has now missed three straight games for unknown personal reasons but Kevin Durant is standing by his teammate. Kyrie Irving last
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One of the most surprising rookies so far this season, Payton Pritchard has been put in a great position to succeed by the Boston Celtics. Every NBA season, one or two rookies shock everyone out of the gate by immediately assuming a rotation spot and playing surprisingly competent basketball. Sometimes, it’s an undrafted rookie who
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