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  •  SAN FRANCISCO Any Steph Curry injury brings a somber tone to the Warriors and the rest of the NBA For the second time this season however the Warriors can breathe a sigh of relief with their superstar sidelined The Warriors on Sunday announced an MRI taken Saturday night showed Curry sustained partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligaments and interosseous membrane along with a contusion to his lower left leg when he exited their 119 113 win over the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center with two minutes remaining in the second quarter In layman s terms Curry has partially torn sprained ligaments that secure the top of the tibia to the top of the fibula and also a contusion bruise to the muscles in his lower left leg Sources told NBC Sports Bay Area s Monte Poole that Curry will miss at least the next five games before the NBA All Star break and the Warriors are hopeful he can return shortly after the break Their first game following the break is Feb 23 against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto com Arena Curry will be re evaluated in a couple of days Here s what matters most though His season is far from over The good news is he s going to be back Steve Kerr said Sunday after Warriors practice We don t exactly know when but it s not an injury that s going to keep them out for the season He s going to come back this season and hopefully sooner rather than later but we ll know more in a few days Kerr spoke with Curry on Saturday night after the MRI and the results lifted both of them Any time a player receives an MRI especially one as great as Curry the worst fears creep into your mind Thoughts of being without Curry for months or longer were very much real Curry who might be the biggest optimist in the building thought his season could have ended Saturday night at Chase Center Speaking with Kerr he made it clear how positive his mindset is right now The first thing he said to me was The good news is I m going to be back This is not season ending and that was his fear of going into the MRI He s in really good spirits and I think the rest of the guys are too We ll keep on forging ahead Now the focus turns to how the Warriors will respond to Curry s injury They ve been here before as recently as the middle of December through the start of January Curry missed 11 straight games when he sustained a left shoulder subluxation Golden State went 6 5 during that stretch and did more than enough to stay afloat in a congested Western Conference In those 11 games the Warriors averaged 115 points shot 45 7 percent from the field and 35 7 percent from 3 point range without the greatest shooter of all time Those numbers ranked 18th 23rd and 19th in the NBA respectively But their 15 5 made 3 pointers per game without Curry in those 11 games were the best in the league During that span the Warriors also ranked second in assists per game 29 2 and gave away the fourth most turnovers 16 0 I think that s the work that has to be done the next couple of days Kerr said Really examining those schemes the lineups We ll have a full analytical report in terms of which combinations work best Remember we were without Andrew Wiggins for those games as well so it doesn t match up perfectly We ll have to make sure we re putting the guys in the best position to succeed and give them a roadmap for how we need to play what we need to do to win games without him The work began Sunday in the Warriors first practice after Curry s leg injury before the real test comes Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder Credit nbcsports com You can read the original article here
    Steph Curry feared leg injury was season-ending; Warriors relieved
     SAN FRANCISCO Any Steph Curry injury brings a somber tone to the Warriors and the rest of the NBA For the second time this season however the Warriors can breathe a sigh of relief with their superstar sidelined The Warriors on Sunday announced an MRI taken Saturday night showed Curry sustained partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligaments and interosseous membrane along with a contusion to his lower left leg when he exited their 119 113 win over the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center with two minutes remaining in the second quarter In layman s terms Curry has partially torn sprained ligaments that secure the top of the tibia to the top of the fibula and also a contusion bruise to the muscles in his lower left leg Sources told NBC Sports Bay Area s Monte Poole that Curry will miss at least the next five games before the NBA All Star break and the Warriors are hopeful he can return shortly after the break Their first game following the break is Feb 23 against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto com Arena Curry will be re evaluated in a couple of days Here s what matters most though His season is far from over The good news is he s going to be back Steve Kerr said Sunday after Warriors practice We don t exactly know when but it s not an injury that s going to keep them out for the season He s going to come back this season and hopefully sooner rather than later but we ll know more in a few days Kerr spoke with Curry on Saturday night after the MRI and the results lifted both of them Any time a player receives an MRI especially one as great as Curry the worst fears creep into your mind Thoughts of being without Curry for months or longer were very much real Curry who might be the biggest optimist in the building thought his season could have ended Saturday night at Chase Center Speaking with Kerr he made it clear how positive his mindset is right now The first thing he said to me was The good news is I m going to be back This is not season ending and that was his fear of going into the MRI He s in really good spirits and I think the rest of the guys are too We ll keep on forging ahead Now the focus turns to how the Warriors will respond to Curry s injury They ve been here before as recently as the middle of December through the start of January Curry missed 11 straight games when he sustained a left shoulder subluxation Golden State went 6 5 during that stretch and did more than enough to stay afloat in a congested Western Conference In those 11 games the Warriors averaged 115 points shot 45 7 percent from the field and 35 7 percent from 3 point range without the greatest shooter of all time Those numbers ranked 18th 23rd and 19th in the NBA respectively But their 15 5 made 3 pointers per game without Curry in those 11 games were the best in the league During that span the Warriors also ranked second in assists per game 29 2 and gave away the fourth most turnovers 16 0 I think that s the work that has to be done the next couple of days Kerr said Really examining those schemes the lineups We ll have a full analytical report in terms of which combinations work best Remember we were without Andrew Wiggins for those games as well so it doesn t match up perfectly We ll have to make sure we re putting the guys in the best position to succeed and give them a roadmap for how we need to play what we need to do to win games without him The work began Sunday in the Warriors first practice after Curry s leg injury before the real test comes Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder Credit nbcsports com You can read the original article here
    Steph Curry feared leg injury was season-ending; Warriors relieved
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    Steph Curry feared leg injury was season-ending; Warriors relieved

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Any Steph Curry injury brings a somber tone to the Warriors and the rest of the NBA. For the second time this season, however, the Warriors can breathe a sigh of relief with their superstar sidelined.

    The Warriors on Sunday announced an MRI taken Saturday night showed Curry sustained partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligaments and interosseous membrane, along with a contusion to his lower left leg when he exited their 119-113 win over the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center with two minutes remaining in the second quarter.

    In layman's terms, Curry has partially torn (sprained) ligaments that secure the top of the tibia to the top of the fibula, and also a contusion (bruise) to the muscles in his lower left leg.

    Sources told NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole that Curry will miss at least the next five games before the NBA All-Star break, and the Warriors are hopeful he can return shortly after the break. Their first game following the break is Feb. 23 against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena.

    Curry will be re-evaluated in a couple of days. Here's what matters most, though: His season is far from over.

    "The good news is he's going to be back," Steve Kerr said Sunday after Warriors practice. "We don't exactly know when, but it's not an injury that's going to keep them out for the season. He's going to come back this season and hopefully sooner rather than later, but we'll know more in a few days."

    Kerr spoke with Curry on Saturday night after the MRI, and the results lifted both of them. Any time a player receives an MRI, especially one as great as Curry, the worst fears creep into your mind. Thoughts of being without Curry for months or longer were very much real.

    Curry, who might be the biggest optimist in the building, thought his season could have ended Saturday night at Chase Center. Speaking with Kerr, he made it clear how positive his mindset is right now.

    "The first thing he said to me was, 'The good news is I'm going to be back.' This is not season-ending, and that was his fear of going into the MRI. He's in really good spirits and I think the rest of the guys are, too.

    "We'll keep on forging ahead."

    Now, the focus turns to how the Warriors will respond to Curry's injury.

    They've been here before, as recently as the middle of December through the start of January. Curry missed 11 straight games when he sustained a left shoulder subluxation. Golden State went 6-5 during that stretch and did more than enough to stay afloat in a congested Western Conference.

    In those 11 games, the Warriors averaged 115 points, shot 45.7 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from 3-point range without the greatest shooter of all time. Those numbers ranked 18th, 23rd and 19th in the NBA respectively. But their 15.5 made 3-pointers per game without Curry in those 11 games were the best in the league.

    During that span, the Warriors also ranked second in assists per game (29.2) and gave away the fourth-most turnovers (16.0).

    "I think that's the work that has to be done the next couple of days," Kerr said. "Really examining those schemes, the lineups. We'll have a full analytical report in terms of which combinations work best. Remember, we were without [Andrew Wiggins] for those games as well, so it doesn't match up perfectly.

    "We'll have to make sure we're putting the guys in the best position to succeed and give them a roadmap for how we need to play, what we need to do to win games without him."

    The work began Sunday in the Warriors' first practice after Curry's leg injury, before the real test comes Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Credit: nbcsports.com. You can read the original article here.

  •  DALLAS Kyrie Irving is getting his wish He s getting traded And Luka Doncic is getting another All Star to help him in Dallas The Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets agreed Sunday on a blockbuster trade Irving the super talented and often enigmatic eight time All Star point guard heads to Dallas ending the pairing with Kevin Durant that never really had a chance to click The Nets get Spencer Dinwiddie Dorian Finney Smith and a package of draft picks according to a person familiar with the terms of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been finalized Dallas also gets Markieff Morris The Athletic and ESPN first reported the trade agreement It will become complete once the teams have a call with the NBA which is standard for all trades The move comes just two days after Irving told the Nets that he wanted to be traded by Thursday s league deadline after talks about a contract beyond this season didn t go to his liking He wasn t with the Nets for their game Saturday and by Sunday afternoon his time in Brooklyn appeared to be at an end It was not immediately clear when Irving would make his debut with Dallas The Mavericks play at Utah on Monday night ESPN reported that Irving would take a physical in Dallas on Monday with a plan to join the team for a game Wednesday at the Los Angeles Clippers My first reaction was it seemed like a really good move Toronto coach Nick Nurse said Sunday before the Raptors faced Memphis The Nets got a lot of assets back for a guy who wasn t going to be back it seemed I think that s important to do And I think for Dallas they got a big time star to go with the one they ve got Irving is averaging 27 1 points 5 3 assists and 5 1 rebounds this season Doncic is averaging 33 4 points 8 9 rebounds and 8 2 assists They instantly become one of the NBA s top duos and figure to make Dallas even a stronger contender in a Western Conference that has no shortage of championship capable teams Irving is for now scheduled to become a free agent after the season The Los Angeles Lakers were believed to have been one of a few teams interested in Irving a notion that could have reunited Irving with LeBron James with whom he won a title with in Cleveland in 2016 The trade does again pair Irving with Dallas general manager Nico Harrison who was a Nike executive before taking over the Mavericks in 2021 Irving had a relationship with Nike for the entirety of his NBA career until earlier this season when the sneaker giant dropped him and canceled the planned release of his next signature shoe just before it dropped as part of the massive fallout from Irving posting a link to an antisemitic film on his Twitter account That was one of many drama filled sagas that marked Irving s time with the Nets He wouldn t get vaccinated against COVID 19 and because of New York City workplace rules had to miss most of Brooklyn s home games last season He also took two leaves of absence during the 2020 21 season He has also expressed no shortage of controversial opinions during his career including repeated questioning whether the Earth was round before eventually apologizing to science teachers The various issues limited Irving to 143 games in three plus seasons with the Nets and he and Durant were together for just 74 of them after their celebrated pairing in the summer of 2019 Irving signed as a free agent while Durant joined the Nets on a sign and trade with Golden State After the Nets lost to Dallas at home in overtime in October Irving said he saw traits of the Mavericks being a great team And he spoke at length of how highly he thinks of Doncic s game after the Mavs star had a 41 point 14 rebound 11 assist masterpiece I think first we ve got to discuss just how long he s been playing professional basketball I think it s been since like 14 15 years old Irving said that night He s used to seeing so many different defences so many different roles that he s played I m sure overseas And now that he s in the NBA you just see him He plays at an incredible pace He makes great decisions Credit thestar com You can read the original article here
    Brooklyn Nets deal Kyrie Irving to Dallas Mavericks in blockbuster NBA trade
     DALLAS Kyrie Irving is getting his wish He s getting traded And Luka Doncic is getting another All Star to help him in Dallas The Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets agreed Sunday on a blockbuster trade Irving the super talented and often enigmatic eight time All Star point guard heads to Dallas ending the pairing with Kevin Durant that never really had a chance to click The Nets get Spencer Dinwiddie Dorian Finney Smith and a package of draft picks according to a person familiar with the terms of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been finalized Dallas also gets Markieff Morris The Athletic and ESPN first reported the trade agreement It will become complete once the teams have a call with the NBA which is standard for all trades The move comes just two days after Irving told the Nets that he wanted to be traded by Thursday s league deadline after talks about a contract beyond this season didn t go to his liking He wasn t with the Nets for their game Saturday and by Sunday afternoon his time in Brooklyn appeared to be at an end It was not immediately clear when Irving would make his debut with Dallas The Mavericks play at Utah on Monday night ESPN reported that Irving would take a physical in Dallas on Monday with a plan to join the team for a game Wednesday at the Los Angeles Clippers My first reaction was it seemed like a really good move Toronto coach Nick Nurse said Sunday before the Raptors faced Memphis The Nets got a lot of assets back for a guy who wasn t going to be back it seemed I think that s important to do And I think for Dallas they got a big time star to go with the one they ve got Irving is averaging 27 1 points 5 3 assists and 5 1 rebounds this season Doncic is averaging 33 4 points 8 9 rebounds and 8 2 assists They instantly become one of the NBA s top duos and figure to make Dallas even a stronger contender in a Western Conference that has no shortage of championship capable teams Irving is for now scheduled to become a free agent after the season The Los Angeles Lakers were believed to have been one of a few teams interested in Irving a notion that could have reunited Irving with LeBron James with whom he won a title with in Cleveland in 2016 The trade does again pair Irving with Dallas general manager Nico Harrison who was a Nike executive before taking over the Mavericks in 2021 Irving had a relationship with Nike for the entirety of his NBA career until earlier this season when the sneaker giant dropped him and canceled the planned release of his next signature shoe just before it dropped as part of the massive fallout from Irving posting a link to an antisemitic film on his Twitter account That was one of many drama filled sagas that marked Irving s time with the Nets He wouldn t get vaccinated against COVID 19 and because of New York City workplace rules had to miss most of Brooklyn s home games last season He also took two leaves of absence during the 2020 21 season He has also expressed no shortage of controversial opinions during his career including repeated questioning whether the Earth was round before eventually apologizing to science teachers The various issues limited Irving to 143 games in three plus seasons with the Nets and he and Durant were together for just 74 of them after their celebrated pairing in the summer of 2019 Irving signed as a free agent while Durant joined the Nets on a sign and trade with Golden State After the Nets lost to Dallas at home in overtime in October Irving said he saw traits of the Mavericks being a great team And he spoke at length of how highly he thinks of Doncic s game after the Mavs star had a 41 point 14 rebound 11 assist masterpiece I think first we ve got to discuss just how long he s been playing professional basketball I think it s been since like 14 15 years old Irving said that night He s used to seeing so many different defences so many different roles that he s played I m sure overseas And now that he s in the NBA you just see him He plays at an incredible pace He makes great decisions Credit thestar com You can read the original article here
    Brooklyn Nets deal Kyrie Irving to Dallas Mavericks in blockbuster NBA trade
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    Brooklyn Nets deal Kyrie Irving to Dallas Mavericks in blockbuster NBA trade

    DALLAS—Kyrie Irving is getting his wish. He’s getting traded.

    And Luka Doncic is getting another All-Star to help him in Dallas.

    The Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets agreed Sunday on a blockbuster trade: Irving — the super-talented and often-enigmatic eight-time All-Star point guard — heads to Dallas, ending the pairing with Kevin Durant that never really had a chance to click.

    The Nets get Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith and a package of draft picks, according to a person familiar with the terms of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been finalized. Dallas also gets Markieff Morris.

    The Athletic and ESPN first reported the trade agreement. It will become complete once the teams have a call with the NBA, which is standard for all trades.

    The move comes just two days after Irving told the Nets that he wanted to be traded by Thursday’s league deadline, after talks about a contract beyond this season didn’t go to his liking. He wasn’t with the Nets for their game Saturday, and by Sunday afternoon, his time in Brooklyn appeared to be at an end.

    It was not immediately clear when Irving would make his debut with Dallas. The Mavericks play at Utah on Monday night. ESPN reported that Irving would take a physical in Dallas on Monday with a plan to join the team for a game Wednesday at the Los Angeles Clippers.

    “My first reaction was it seemed like a really good move,” Toronto coach Nick Nurse said Sunday before the Raptors faced Memphis. “(The Nets) got a lot of assets back for a guy who wasn’t going to be back, it seemed. I think that’s important to do. And I think for Dallas, they got a big-time star to go with the one they’ve got.”

    Irving is averaging 27.1 points, 5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds this season. Doncic is averaging 33.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 8.2 assists. They instantly become one of the NBA’s top duos, and figure to make Dallas even a stronger contender in a Western Conference that has no shortage of championship-capable teams.

    Irving is, for now, scheduled to become a free agent after the season. The Los Angeles Lakers were believed to have been one of a few teams interested in Irving — a notion that could have reunited Irving with LeBron James, with whom he won a title with in Cleveland in 2016.

    The trade does again pair Irving with Dallas general manager Nico Harrison, who was a Nike executive before taking over the Mavericks in 2021.

    Irving had a relationship with Nike for the entirety of his NBA career until earlier this season, when the sneaker giant dropped him — and canceled the planned release of his next signature shoe just before it dropped — as part of the massive fallout from Irving posting a link to an antisemitic film on his Twitter account.

    That was one of many drama-filled sagas that marked Irving’s time with the Nets. He wouldn’t get vaccinated against COVID-19 and, because of New York City workplace rules, had to miss most of Brooklyn’s home games last season. He also took two leaves of absence during the 2020-21 season.

    He has also expressed no shortage of controversial opinions during his career — including repeated questioning whether the Earth was round before eventually apologizing to science teachers.

    The various issues limited Irving to 143 games in three-plus seasons with the Nets, and he and Durant were together for just 74 of them after their celebrated pairing in the summer of 2019. Irving signed as a free agent while Durant joined the Nets on a sign-and-trade with Golden State.

    After the Nets lost to Dallas at home in overtime in October, Irving said he saw traits of the Mavericks being “a great team.” And he spoke at length of how highly he thinks of Doncic’s game, after the Mavs star had a 41-point, 14-rebound, 11-assist masterpiece.

    “I think first, we’ve got to discuss just how long he’s been playing professional basketball. I think it’s been since like 14, 15 years old,” Irving said that night. “He’s used to seeing so many different defences, so many different roles that he’s played, I’m sure, overseas. And now that he’s in the NBA, you just see him. He plays at an incredible pace. He makes great decisions.”

    Credit: thestar.com. You can read the original article here.

  •  Luka Doncic is finally getting help The Dallas Mavericks have taken a monumental swing before this week s trade deadline making a move for Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving The Nets per The Athletic s Shams Charania have traded Irving and Markieff Morris to the Mavericks for Spencer Dinwiddie Dorian Finney Smith a 2029 unprotected first round pick a 2027 second round pick and a 2029 second round pick The Mavericks currently sit sixth in the Western Conference but have a chance to move further ahead of the seventh seed Warriors who just lost Steph Curry for multiple weeks The 37 16 Nuggets lead the Conference which is relatively wide open and the Mavericks move for Irving immediately vaults them into title contention Irving is said to be ecstatic and looking forward to the move according to TNT and Bleacher Report insider Chris Haynes ESPN s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Doncic is expected to undergo a physical on Tuesday AEDT in Dallas and will make his Mavericks debut against the Clippers on Thursday The Mavericks were one of five teams linked to Irving when it was first reported that he would be requesting a trade from the Nets with the Lakers Heat Clippers and Suns also expected to show interest in the 30 year old The Lakers were tipped to be frontrunners for Irving with a potential package of Russell Westbrook and the team s 2027 and 2029 first round picks But according to Wojnarowski the Nets preferred the Mavericks package as they received a point guard and wing to help them in the short term and future picks to set the franchise up for the future As for the Mavericks the trade can be seen as a vote of confidence in Australian Josh Green who has emerged as a crucial role player having impressed on both ends of the floor this season Green and veteran Reggie Bullock will likely now have to shoulder more responsibility with the team s best perimeter defender in Finney Smith out of the picture Although Dallas Morning News reported in the wake of the Irving trade that sources claim the Mavericks are not done exploring options before the deadline Tim Hardaway Jr is one player who Dallas is expected to look at moving while Australian Josh Green was described as the team s most valuable trade piece in the report There could be more moves to come for the Nets too with Haynes claiming the Suns are prepared to pursue Durant should he become available Speaking on Brian Windhorst s podcast last week Mavericks insider Tim MacMahon suggested that Finney Smith was one player who was likely to feature in any potential trade involving Dallas I know Kevin Durant has a lot of respect for Dorian Finney Smith MacMahon said He s the kind of player that every star wants to play with That 3 and D unselfish guard multiple positions wing Although MacMahon also touched on the risk involved in striking a deal for Irving both given his off court antics and the fact it would limit the Mavericks ability to make any other major moves to improve the roster in the future But if Finney Smith or Josh Green are involved in this deal you re probably not getting another big swing during the timeline when you need to get it right with Luka he said at the time Kyrie is a massive talent no question this is the kind of talent upgrade the Mavericks need but I can t think of a riskier situation Irving had been averaging 27 1 points 5 3 assists and 5 1 rebounds this season and more recently was helping keep the Nets afloat with Kevin Durant injured and Ben Simmons struggling to ramp up his game on the offensive end But the 30 year old was no stranger to drama off the court during his time in Brooklyn missing two thirds of last season after refusing to follow New York s COVID 19 vaccine mandates Irving was then suspended for eight games earlier this season for posting a link to an anti Semitic movie on his social media The eight time All Star who is in the final season of a four year 1 Credit https www foxsports com au basketball nba nba 2023 dallas mavericks trade for kyrie irving package players sent to brooklyn nets picks reaction trade deadline news story b809adad1b1b35cb8b036a14d19054be136 5 million deal will be a free agent in the summer It adds an extra element of intrigue to the deal with it unknown at this point whether Irving will now sign an extension or the Mavericks will instead just let it run to free agency NBA insider Marc Stein reported Irving has no assurances of a subsequent contract from the Mavericks but will be eligible for a two year extension worth over 1 Credit https www foxsports com au basketball nba nba 2023 dallas mavericks trade for kyrie irving package players sent to brooklyn nets picks reaction trade deadline news story b809adad1b1b35cb8b036a14d19054be80 million As for the Nets they receive two players in return who can help immediately with Dinwiddie returning after five seasons in Brooklyn He was is averaging 17 7 points and 5 3 assists as a second option alongside Doncic and is earning 1 Credit https www foxsports com au basketball nba nba 2023 dallas mavericks trade for kyrie irving package players sent to brooklyn nets picks reaction trade deadline news story b809adad1b1b35cb8b036a14d19054be20 million this season and 1 Credit https www foxsports com au basketball nba nba 2023 dallas mavericks trade for kyrie irving package players sent to brooklyn nets picks reaction trade deadline news story b809adad1b1b35cb8b036a14d19054be21 million next year Finney Smith meanwhile as MacMahon noted is a selfless player who can guard multiple positions although The Athletic s John Hollinger suggested the Nets may end up moving both new additions before the trade deadline Thing that wouldn t shock me If Nets hold up trade call for 24 48 hours to see if they can make it 3 way deal and flip Dinwiddie DFS Mavs pick into another star he tweeted Once trade call happens can t aggregate Dinwiddie DFS That could be one way for Brooklyn to ensure Durant stays put as there is every chance he now pushes for a trade before the deadline with Irving gone Durant is now the only member of Brooklyn s Big 3 left after James Harden also requested a trade eventually moving to the Philadelphia 76ers in February last year Durant and Irving had big plans for Brooklyn when they signed in the summer before the 2019 20 season but instead they played just 74 games together per SNY Nets Credit foxsports com au You can read the original article here
    NBA title race flipped on head as Lakers snubbed, Mavericks trade for Kyrie Irving in ‘major’ gamble
     Luka Doncic is finally getting help The Dallas Mavericks have taken a monumental swing before this week s trade deadline making a move for Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving The Nets per The Athletic s Shams Charania have traded Irving and Markieff Morris to the Mavericks for Spencer Dinwiddie Dorian Finney Smith a 2029 unprotected first round pick a 2027 second round pick and a 2029 second round pick The Mavericks currently sit sixth in the Western Conference but have a chance to move further ahead of the seventh seed Warriors who just lost Steph Curry for multiple weeks The 37 16 Nuggets lead the Conference which is relatively wide open and the Mavericks move for Irving immediately vaults them into title contention Irving is said to be ecstatic and looking forward to the move according to TNT and Bleacher Report insider Chris Haynes ESPN s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Doncic is expected to undergo a physical on Tuesday AEDT in Dallas and will make his Mavericks debut against the Clippers on Thursday The Mavericks were one of five teams linked to Irving when it was first reported that he would be requesting a trade from the Nets with the Lakers Heat Clippers and Suns also expected to show interest in the 30 year old The Lakers were tipped to be frontrunners for Irving with a potential package of Russell Westbrook and the team s 2027 and 2029 first round picks But according to Wojnarowski the Nets preferred the Mavericks package as they received a point guard and wing to help them in the short term and future picks to set the franchise up for the future As for the Mavericks the trade can be seen as a vote of confidence in Australian Josh Green who has emerged as a crucial role player having impressed on both ends of the floor this season Green and veteran Reggie Bullock will likely now have to shoulder more responsibility with the team s best perimeter defender in Finney Smith out of the picture Although Dallas Morning News reported in the wake of the Irving trade that sources claim the Mavericks are not done exploring options before the deadline Tim Hardaway Jr is one player who Dallas is expected to look at moving while Australian Josh Green was described as the team s most valuable trade piece in the report There could be more moves to come for the Nets too with Haynes claiming the Suns are prepared to pursue Durant should he become available Speaking on Brian Windhorst s podcast last week Mavericks insider Tim MacMahon suggested that Finney Smith was one player who was likely to feature in any potential trade involving Dallas I know Kevin Durant has a lot of respect for Dorian Finney Smith MacMahon said He s the kind of player that every star wants to play with That 3 and D unselfish guard multiple positions wing Although MacMahon also touched on the risk involved in striking a deal for Irving both given his off court antics and the fact it would limit the Mavericks ability to make any other major moves to improve the roster in the future But if Finney Smith or Josh Green are involved in this deal you re probably not getting another big swing during the timeline when you need to get it right with Luka he said at the time Kyrie is a massive talent no question this is the kind of talent upgrade the Mavericks need but I can t think of a riskier situation Irving had been averaging 27 1 points 5 3 assists and 5 1 rebounds this season and more recently was helping keep the Nets afloat with Kevin Durant injured and Ben Simmons struggling to ramp up his game on the offensive end But the 30 year old was no stranger to drama off the court during his time in Brooklyn missing two thirds of last season after refusing to follow New York s COVID 19 vaccine mandates Irving was then suspended for eight games earlier this season for posting a link to an anti Semitic movie on his social media The eight time All Star who is in the final season of a four year 1 Credit https www foxsports com au basketball nba nba 2023 dallas mavericks trade for kyrie irving package players sent to brooklyn nets picks reaction trade deadline news story b809adad1b1b35cb8b036a14d19054be136 5 million deal will be a free agent in the summer It adds an extra element of intrigue to the deal with it unknown at this point whether Irving will now sign an extension or the Mavericks will instead just let it run to free agency NBA insider Marc Stein reported Irving has no assurances of a subsequent contract from the Mavericks but will be eligible for a two year extension worth over 1 Credit https www foxsports com au basketball nba nba 2023 dallas mavericks trade for kyrie irving package players sent to brooklyn nets picks reaction trade deadline news story b809adad1b1b35cb8b036a14d19054be80 million As for the Nets they receive two players in return who can help immediately with Dinwiddie returning after five seasons in Brooklyn He was is averaging 17 7 points and 5 3 assists as a second option alongside Doncic and is earning 1 Credit https www foxsports com au basketball nba nba 2023 dallas mavericks trade for kyrie irving package players sent to brooklyn nets picks reaction trade deadline news story b809adad1b1b35cb8b036a14d19054be20 million this season and 1 Credit https www foxsports com au basketball nba nba 2023 dallas mavericks trade for kyrie irving package players sent to brooklyn nets picks reaction trade deadline news story b809adad1b1b35cb8b036a14d19054be21 million next year Finney Smith meanwhile as MacMahon noted is a selfless player who can guard multiple positions although The Athletic s John Hollinger suggested the Nets may end up moving both new additions before the trade deadline Thing that wouldn t shock me If Nets hold up trade call for 24 48 hours to see if they can make it 3 way deal and flip Dinwiddie DFS Mavs pick into another star he tweeted Once trade call happens can t aggregate Dinwiddie DFS That could be one way for Brooklyn to ensure Durant stays put as there is every chance he now pushes for a trade before the deadline with Irving gone Durant is now the only member of Brooklyn s Big 3 left after James Harden also requested a trade eventually moving to the Philadelphia 76ers in February last year Durant and Irving had big plans for Brooklyn when they signed in the summer before the 2019 20 season but instead they played just 74 games together per SNY Nets Credit foxsports com au You can read the original article here
    NBA title race flipped on head as Lakers snubbed, Mavericks trade for Kyrie Irving in ‘major’ gamble
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    NBA title race flipped on head as Lakers snubbed, Mavericks trade for Kyrie Irving in ‘major’ gamble

    Luka Doncic is finally getting help.

    The Dallas Mavericks have taken a monumental swing before this week’s trade deadline, making a move for Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving.

    The Nets, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania, have traded Irving and Markieff Morris to the Mavericks for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a 2029 unprotected first-round pick, a 2027 second-round pick and a 2029 second-round pick.

    The Mavericks currently sit sixth in the Western Conference but have a chance to move further ahead of the seventh seed Warriors, who just lost Steph Curry for multiple weeks.

    The 37-16 Nuggets lead the Conference, which is relatively wide-open and the Mavericks’ move for Irving immediately vaults them into title contention.

    Irving is said to be “ecstatic” and “looking forward” to the move according to TNT and Bleacher Report insider Chris Haynes.

    ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Doncic is expected to undergo a physical on Tuesday (AEDT) in Dallas and will make his Mavericks debut against the Clippers on Thursday.

    The Mavericks were one of five teams linked to Irving when it was first reported that he would be requesting a trade from the Nets, with the Lakers, Heat, Clippers and Suns also expected to show interest in the 30-year-old.

    The Lakers were tipped to be frontrunners for Irving with a potential package of Russell Westbrook and the team’s 2027 and 2029 first-round picks.

    But according to Wojnarowski, the Nets “preferred” the Mavericks’ package as they received a point guard and wing to help them in the short-term and future picks to set the franchise up for the future.

    As for the Mavericks, the trade can be seen as a vote of confidence in Australian Josh Green, who has emerged as a crucial role player having impressed on both ends of the floor this season.

    Green, and veteran Reggie Bullock, will likely now have to shoulder more responsibility with the team’s best perimeter defender in Finney-Smith out of the picture.

    Although Dallas Morning News reported in the wake of the Irving trade that sources claim the Mavericks are not done exploring options before the deadline.

    Tim Hardaway Jr. is one player who Dallas is expected to look at moving while Australian Josh Green was described as the team’s “most valuable trade piece” in the report.

    There could be more moves to come for the Nets too, with Haynes claiming the Suns are prepared to pursue Durant should he become available.

    Speaking on Brian Windhorst’s podcast last week, Mavericks insider Tim MacMahon suggested that Finney-Smith was one player who was likely to feature in any potential trade involving Dallas.

    “I know Kevin Durant has a lot of respect for Dorian Finney-Smith,” MacMahon said.

    “He’s the kind of player that every star wants to play with. That 3-and-D, unselfish, guard multiple positions wing.”

    Although MacMahon also touched on the risk involved in striking a deal for Irving, both given his off-court antics and the fact it would limit the Mavericks’ ability to make any other major moves to improve the roster in the future.

    “But if Finney-Smith or Josh Green are involved in this deal, you’re probably not getting another big swing during the timeline when you need to get it right with Luka,” he said at the time.

    “Kyrie is a massive talent, no question this is the kind of talent upgrade the Mavericks need but I can’t think of a riskier situation.”

    Irving had been averaging 27.1 points, 5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds this season and more recently was helping keep the Nets afloat with Kevin Durant injured and Ben Simmons struggling to ramp up his game on the offensive end.

    But the 30-year-old was no stranger to drama off the court during his time in Brooklyn, missing two-thirds of last season after refusing to follow New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

    Irving was then suspended for eight games earlier this season for posting a link to an anti-Semitic movie on his social media.

    The eight-time All-Star, who is in the final season of a four-year, $1

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    136.5 million deal, will be a free agent in the summer.

    It adds an extra element of intrigue to the deal, with it unknown at this point whether Irving will now sign an extension or the Mavericks will instead just let it run to free agency.

    NBA insider Marc Stein reported Irving has “no assurances of a subsequent contract” from the Mavericks, but will be eligible for a two-year extension worth over $1

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    80 million.

    As for the Nets, they receive two players in return who can help immediately, with Dinwiddie returning after five seasons in Brooklyn.

    He was is averaging 17.7 points and 5.3 assists as a second option alongside Doncic and is earning $1

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    20 million this season and $1

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    21 million next year.

    Finney-Smith, meanwhile, as MacMahon noted, is a selfless player who can guard multiple positions, although The Athletic’s John Hollinger suggested the Nets may end up moving both new additions before the trade deadline.

    “Thing that wouldn’t shock me: If Nets hold up trade call for 24-48 hours to see if they can make it 3-way deal and flip Dinwiddie+DFS+Mavs pick into another star,” he tweeted.

    “Once trade call happens, can’t aggregate Dinwiddie+DFS.”

    That could be one way for Brooklyn to ensure Durant stays put as there is every chance he now pushes for a trade before the deadline with Irving gone.

    Durant is now the only member of Brooklyn’s ‘Big 3’ left after James Harden also requested a trade, eventually moving to the Philadelphia 76ers in February last year.

    Durant and Irving had big plans for Brooklyn when they signed in the summer before the 2019-20 season but instead they played just 74 games together, per SNY Nets.

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  •  Kyrie Irving s time with the Nets has come to an end According to The Athletic s Shams Charania Irving and Markieff Morris have been traded to the Mavericks in a blockbuster deal that sends Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney Smith to Brooklyn Also included in the deal are multiple future picks that will be sent to the Nets The No 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft Irving has career averages of 23 3 points 5 7 assists and 3 9 rebounds per game He s earned eight All Star selections three All NBA selections and won an NBA title with the Cavaliers in 2016 After only appearing in 29 games last season Irving has bounced back in a major way this season posting averages of 27 1 points 5 3 assists and 5 1 rebounds over 40 games earning the nod as a starter in the 2023 NBA All Star game The deal comes less than 48 hours after Irving requested a trade from the Nets Here is everything we know about the blockbuster deal According to reporting from ESPN s Adrian Wojnarowski the Nets will receive three future picks second round picks in 2027 and 2029 and a first round pick in 2029 in exchange for Irving Brooklyn will also receive Finney Smith and reunite with Dinwiddie who spent five seasons with the franchise before being traded to the Wizards in 2021 According to Spotrac Irving will have earned 1 Credit https www sportingnews com ca nba news kyrie irving trade details nets mavericks blockbuster y4ifob5gplufixvjkywrfbkj230 5 million in career earnings from contracts alone at the end of his existing deal Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    Mavericks acquire 8-time All-Star from Nets in blockbuster deal
     Kyrie Irving s time with the Nets has come to an end According to The Athletic s Shams Charania Irving and Markieff Morris have been traded to the Mavericks in a blockbuster deal that sends Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney Smith to Brooklyn Also included in the deal are multiple future picks that will be sent to the Nets The No 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft Irving has career averages of 23 3 points 5 7 assists and 3 9 rebounds per game He s earned eight All Star selections three All NBA selections and won an NBA title with the Cavaliers in 2016 After only appearing in 29 games last season Irving has bounced back in a major way this season posting averages of 27 1 points 5 3 assists and 5 1 rebounds over 40 games earning the nod as a starter in the 2023 NBA All Star game The deal comes less than 48 hours after Irving requested a trade from the Nets Here is everything we know about the blockbuster deal According to reporting from ESPN s Adrian Wojnarowski the Nets will receive three future picks second round picks in 2027 and 2029 and a first round pick in 2029 in exchange for Irving Brooklyn will also receive Finney Smith and reunite with Dinwiddie who spent five seasons with the franchise before being traded to the Wizards in 2021 According to Spotrac Irving will have earned 1 Credit https www sportingnews com ca nba news kyrie irving trade details nets mavericks blockbuster y4ifob5gplufixvjkywrfbkj230 5 million in career earnings from contracts alone at the end of his existing deal Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    Mavericks acquire 8-time All-Star from Nets in blockbuster deal
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    Mavericks acquire 8-time All-Star from Nets in blockbuster deal

    Kyrie Irving's time with the Nets has come to an end.

    According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Irving and Markieff Morris have been traded to the Mavericks in a blockbuster deal that sends Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith to Brooklyn.

    Also included in the deal are multiple future picks that will be sent to the Nets.

    The No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Irving has career averages of 23.3 points, 5.7 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game. He's earned eight All-Star selections, three All-NBA selections and won an NBA title with the Cavaliers in 2016.

    After only appearing in 29 games last season, Irving has bounced back in a major way this season, posting averages of 27.1 points, 5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds over 40 games, earning the nod as a starter in the 2023 NBA All-Star game. The deal comes less than 48 hours after Irving requested a trade from the Nets.

    Here is everything we know about the blockbuster deal.

    According to reporting from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets will receive three future picks — second-round picks in 2027 and 2029 and a first-round pick in 2029 in exchange for Irving. Brooklyn will also receive Finney-Smith and reunite with Dinwiddie, who spent five seasons with the franchise before being traded to the Wizards in 2021.

    According to Spotrac, Irving will have earned $1

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    230.5 million in career earnings from contracts alone at the end of his existing deal.

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  •  DALLAS AP Kyrie Irving is getting his wish He s getting traded And Luka Doncic is getting another All Star to help him in Dallas The Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets agreed Sunday on a blockbuster trade Irving the super talented and often enigmatic eight time All Star point guard heads to Dallas ending the pairing with Kevin Durant that never really had a chance to click The Nets get Spencer Dinwiddie Dorian Finney Smith and a package of draft picks according to a person familiar with the terms of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been finalized Dallas also gets Markieff Morris The Athletic and ESPN first reported the trade agreement It will become complete once the teams have a call with the NBA which is standard for all trades The move comes just two days after Irving told the Nets that he wanted to be traded by Thursday s league deadline after talks about a contract beyond this season didn t go to his liking He wasn t with the Nets for their game Saturday and by Sunday afternoon his time in Brooklyn appeared to be at an end It was not immediately clear when Irving would make his debut with Dallas The Mavericks play at Utah on Monday night Irving is averaging 27 1 points 5 3 assists and 5 1 rebounds this season Doncic is averaging 33 4 points 8 9 rebounds and 8 2 assists They instantly become one of the NBA s top duos and figure to make Dallas even a stronger contender in a Western Conference that has no shortage of championship capable teams Irving is for now scheduled to become a free agent after the season The Los Angeles Lakers were believed to have been one of a few teams interested in Irving a notion that could have reunited Irving with LeBron James with whom he won a title with in Cleveland in 2016 The trade does again pair Irving with Dallas general manager Nico Harrison who was a Nike executive before taking over the Mavericks in 2021 Irving had a relationship with Nike for the entirety of his NBA career until earlier this season when the sneaker giant dropped him and canceled the planned release of his next signature shoe just before it dropped as part of the massive fallout from Irving posting a link to an antisemitic film on his Twitter account That was one of many drama filled sagas that marked Irving s time with the Nets He wouldn t get vaccinated against COVID 19 and because of New York City workplace rules had to miss most of Brooklyn s home games last season He also took two leaves of absence during the 2020 21 season He has also expressed no shortage of controversial opinions during his career including repeated questioning whether the Earth was round before eventually apologizing to science teachers The various issues limited Irving to 143 games in three plus seasons with the Nets and he and Durant were together for just 74 of them after their celebrated pairing in the summer of 2019 Irving signed as a free agent while Durant joined the Nets on a sign and trade with Golden State After the Nets lost to Dallas at home in overtime in October Irving said he saw traits of the Mavericks being a great team And he spoke at length of how highly he thinks of Doncic s game after the Mavs star had a 41 point 14 rebound 11 assist masterpiece I think first we ve got to discuss just how long he s been playing professional basketball I think it s been since like 14 15 years old Irving said that night He s used to seeing so many different defenses so many different roles that he s played I m sure overseas And now that he s in the NBA you just see him He plays at an incredible pace He makes great decisions Credit tsn ca You can read the original article here
    Nets agree to trade Irving to Mavs
     DALLAS AP Kyrie Irving is getting his wish He s getting traded And Luka Doncic is getting another All Star to help him in Dallas The Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets agreed Sunday on a blockbuster trade Irving the super talented and often enigmatic eight time All Star point guard heads to Dallas ending the pairing with Kevin Durant that never really had a chance to click The Nets get Spencer Dinwiddie Dorian Finney Smith and a package of draft picks according to a person familiar with the terms of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been finalized Dallas also gets Markieff Morris The Athletic and ESPN first reported the trade agreement It will become complete once the teams have a call with the NBA which is standard for all trades The move comes just two days after Irving told the Nets that he wanted to be traded by Thursday s league deadline after talks about a contract beyond this season didn t go to his liking He wasn t with the Nets for their game Saturday and by Sunday afternoon his time in Brooklyn appeared to be at an end It was not immediately clear when Irving would make his debut with Dallas The Mavericks play at Utah on Monday night Irving is averaging 27 1 points 5 3 assists and 5 1 rebounds this season Doncic is averaging 33 4 points 8 9 rebounds and 8 2 assists They instantly become one of the NBA s top duos and figure to make Dallas even a stronger contender in a Western Conference that has no shortage of championship capable teams Irving is for now scheduled to become a free agent after the season The Los Angeles Lakers were believed to have been one of a few teams interested in Irving a notion that could have reunited Irving with LeBron James with whom he won a title with in Cleveland in 2016 The trade does again pair Irving with Dallas general manager Nico Harrison who was a Nike executive before taking over the Mavericks in 2021 Irving had a relationship with Nike for the entirety of his NBA career until earlier this season when the sneaker giant dropped him and canceled the planned release of his next signature shoe just before it dropped as part of the massive fallout from Irving posting a link to an antisemitic film on his Twitter account That was one of many drama filled sagas that marked Irving s time with the Nets He wouldn t get vaccinated against COVID 19 and because of New York City workplace rules had to miss most of Brooklyn s home games last season He also took two leaves of absence during the 2020 21 season He has also expressed no shortage of controversial opinions during his career including repeated questioning whether the Earth was round before eventually apologizing to science teachers The various issues limited Irving to 143 games in three plus seasons with the Nets and he and Durant were together for just 74 of them after their celebrated pairing in the summer of 2019 Irving signed as a free agent while Durant joined the Nets on a sign and trade with Golden State After the Nets lost to Dallas at home in overtime in October Irving said he saw traits of the Mavericks being a great team And he spoke at length of how highly he thinks of Doncic s game after the Mavs star had a 41 point 14 rebound 11 assist masterpiece I think first we ve got to discuss just how long he s been playing professional basketball I think it s been since like 14 15 years old Irving said that night He s used to seeing so many different defenses so many different roles that he s played I m sure overseas And now that he s in the NBA you just see him He plays at an incredible pace He makes great decisions Credit tsn ca You can read the original article here
    Nets agree to trade Irving to Mavs
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    Nets agree to trade Irving to Mavs

    DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving is getting his wish. He’s getting traded.

    And Luka Doncic is getting another All-Star to help him in Dallas.

    The Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets agreed Sunday on a blockbuster trade: Irving — the super-talented and often-enigmatic eight-time All-Star point guard — heads to Dallas, ending the pairing with Kevin Durant that never really had a chance to click.

    The Nets get Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith and a package of draft picks, according to a person familiar with the terms of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been finalized. Dallas also gets Markieff Morris.

    The Athletic and ESPN first reported the trade agreement. It will become complete once the teams have a call with the NBA, which is standard for all trades.

    The move comes just two days after Irving told the Nets that he wanted to be traded by Thursday’s league deadline, after talks about a contract beyond this season didn’t go to his liking. He wasn’t with the Nets for their game Saturday, and by Sunday afternoon, his time in Brooklyn appeared to be at an end.

    It was not immediately clear when Irving would make his debut with Dallas. The Mavericks play at Utah on Monday night.

    Irving is averaging 27.1 points, 5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds this season. Doncic is averaging 33.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 8.2 assists. They instantly become one of the NBA's top duos, and figure to make Dallas even a stronger contender in a Western Conference that has no shortage of championship-capable teams.

    Irving is, for now, scheduled to become a free agent after the season. The Los Angeles Lakers were believed to have been one of a few teams interested in Irving — a notion that could have reunited Irving with LeBron James, with whom he won a title with in Cleveland in 2016.

    The trade does again pair Irving with Dallas general manager Nico Harrison, who was a Nike executive before taking over the Mavericks in 2021.

    Irving had a relationship with Nike for the entirety of his NBA career until earlier this season, when the sneaker giant dropped him — and canceled the planned release of his next signature shoe just before it dropped — as part of the massive fallout from Irving posting a link to an antisemitic film on his Twitter account.

    That was one of many drama-filled sagas that marked Irving’s time with the Nets. He wouldn’t get vaccinated against COVID-19 and, because of New York City workplace rules, had to miss most of Brooklyn’s home games last season. He also took two leaves of absence during the 2020-21 season.

    He has also expressed no shortage of controversial opinions during his career — including repeated questioning whether the Earth was round before eventually apologizing to science teachers.

    The various issues limited Irving to 143 games in three-plus seasons with the Nets, and he and Durant were together for just 74 of them after their celebrated pairing in the summer of 2019. Irving signed as a free agent while Durant joined the Nets on a sign-and-trade with Golden State.

    After the Nets lost to Dallas at home in overtime in October, Irving said he saw traits of the Mavericks being “a great team.” And he spoke at length of how highly he thinks of Doncic’s game, after the Mavs star had a 41-point, 14-rebound, 11-assist masterpiece.

    “I think first, we’ve got to discuss just how long he’s been playing professional basketball. I think it’s been since like 14, 15 years old,” Irving said that night. “He’s used to seeing so many different defenses, so many different roles that he’s played, I’m sure, overseas. And now that he’s in the NBA, you just see him. He plays at an incredible pace. He makes great decisions.”

    Credit: tsn.ca. You can read the original article here.

  •  SAN FRANCISCO AP Golden State All Star guard Stephen Curry will be sidelined due to injuries to his left leg the team said Sunday and the Warriors aren t sure how long he ll be out Curry was diagnosed with partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligament and interosseous membrane in his left leg and also has a lower leg contusion He left Saturday s game against Dallas with 2 01 left in the third quarter after his wrapped left leg which he originally hurt Thursday in a matchup against Denver appeared to buckle as he played defense He immediately began hopping in obvious discomfort then left the game and didn t return Curry who is averaging 29 4 points per game this season won t play Monday against Oklahoma City And with the All Star Game two weeks away it now seems very possible that Curry might not be there If Curry or any of the other 24 players selected to the NBA All Star Game cannot participate in the Feb 19 contest Commissioner Adam Silver will select a replacement Starters were chosen by a formula that included voting from fans media and NBA players Reserves were picked by NBA coaches Curry already has had one extended absence of the season missing 11 games from Dec 16 through Jan 7 with a shoulder injury The Warriors went 6 5 in those games The Warriors like many teams in the Western Conference have very little room for error in the playoff chase Golden State is 27 26 and entered Sunday seventh in the West three games back of third place Sacramento but only one game ahead of 11th place Portland The top six teams in each conference are assured playoff spots The teams that finish between seventh and 10th will go to a play in tournament to decide the No 7 and No 8 seeds in each of the conference brackets Your browser does not support HTML5 audio Sign up below to be added to our mailing list for the latest news updates access to exclusive contests and more Everything you love about wokv com and more Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices You may be offline Please check your connection and try again using the Retry button Credit wokv com You can read the original article here
    Warriors say Curry sidelined with left leg injury
     SAN FRANCISCO AP Golden State All Star guard Stephen Curry will be sidelined due to injuries to his left leg the team said Sunday and the Warriors aren t sure how long he ll be out Curry was diagnosed with partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligament and interosseous membrane in his left leg and also has a lower leg contusion He left Saturday s game against Dallas with 2 01 left in the third quarter after his wrapped left leg which he originally hurt Thursday in a matchup against Denver appeared to buckle as he played defense He immediately began hopping in obvious discomfort then left the game and didn t return Curry who is averaging 29 4 points per game this season won t play Monday against Oklahoma City And with the All Star Game two weeks away it now seems very possible that Curry might not be there If Curry or any of the other 24 players selected to the NBA All Star Game cannot participate in the Feb 19 contest Commissioner Adam Silver will select a replacement Starters were chosen by a formula that included voting from fans media and NBA players Reserves were picked by NBA coaches Curry already has had one extended absence of the season missing 11 games from Dec 16 through Jan 7 with a shoulder injury The Warriors went 6 5 in those games The Warriors like many teams in the Western Conference have very little room for error in the playoff chase Golden State is 27 26 and entered Sunday seventh in the West three games back of third place Sacramento but only one game ahead of 11th place Portland The top six teams in each conference are assured playoff spots The teams that finish between seventh and 10th will go to a play in tournament to decide the No 7 and No 8 seeds in each of the conference brackets Your browser does not support HTML5 audio Sign up below to be added to our mailing list for the latest news updates access to exclusive contests and more Everything you love about wokv com and more Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices You may be offline Please check your connection and try again using the Retry button Credit wokv com You can read the original article here
    Warriors say Curry sidelined with left leg injury
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    Warriors say Curry sidelined with left leg injury

    SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) — Golden State All-Star guard Stephen Curry will be sidelined due to injuries to his left leg, the team said Sunday, and the Warriors aren't sure how long he'll be out.

    Curry was diagnosed with partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligament and interosseous membrane in his left leg and also has a lower-leg contusion. He left Saturday’s game against Dallas with 2:01 left in the third quarter, after his wrapped left leg — which he originally hurt Thursday in a matchup against Denver — appeared to buckle as he played defense.

    He immediately began hopping in obvious discomfort, then left the game and didn’t return.

    Curry, who is averaging 29.4 points per game this season, won’t play Monday against Oklahoma City. And with the All-Star Game two weeks away, it now seems very possible that Curry might not be there.

    If Curry — or any of the other 24 players selected to the NBA All-Star Game — cannot participate in the Feb. 19 contest, Commissioner Adam Silver will select a replacement. Starters were chosen by a formula that included voting from fans, media and NBA players. Reserves were picked by NBA coaches.

    Curry already has had one extended absence of the season, missing 11 games from Dec. 16 through Jan. 7 with a shoulder injury. The Warriors went 6-5 in those games.

    The Warriors, like many teams in the Western Conference, have very little room for error in the playoff chase. Golden State is 27-26 and entered Sunday seventh in the West — three games back of third-place Sacramento but only one game ahead of 11th-place Portland.

    The top six teams in each conference are assured playoff spots. The teams that finish between seventh and 10th will go to a play-in tournament to decide the No. 7 and No. 8 seeds in each of the conference brackets.

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  •  We go over some of the best betting options for Sunday s matchup between the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans Tonight s NBA schedule will feature the Sacramento Kings 29 22 continuing its seven game road trip when battling the New Orleans Pelicans 27 27 at 7 p m ET Sacramento had a two game win streak snapped on Friday falling at Indiana in a 107 104 setback The Kings fell into a hole in the second quarter and spent the rest of the contest trying to play catch up They cut the deficit to three before being held scoreless in the final two minutes of action Domantas Sabonis delivered 15 points and 16 rebounds in the loss while Harrison Barnes offered up 23 points De Aaron Fox missed the game for personal reasons and will miss tonight s matchup as well New Orleans ended a 10 game losing streak last night picking up a 131 126 victory over LeBron James and the Lakers Leading by one late in the contest the Pelicans found some breathing room when a CJ McCollum three was followed up by a pair of clutch free throws by Brandon Ingram with 2 19 left The team managed to hold firm the rest of the way to secure their first victory since January 13 Ingram dropped 35 points and five rebounds in the win Sacramento enters the game as a 1 point favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook The total is installed at 228 This game is a virtual toss up and I ll lean with the Pelicans to come away with the win here New Orleans is 15 11 against the spread following wins this season and after breaking its long losing streak last night this is a prime opportunity to get some positive momentum going On top of that the absence of Fox takes away a dimension from Sacramento s offense Take the Pels Both clubs have averaged under 113 points over their last five contests with the Kings ranking 28th in the league by averaging 109 2 points during that span We can expect a relatively low scoring affair tonight and that makes the under a good play in this one Credit dknation draftkings com You can read the original article here
    Pick against the spread, over/under for Kings vs. Pelicans on Sunday
     We go over some of the best betting options for Sunday s matchup between the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans Tonight s NBA schedule will feature the Sacramento Kings 29 22 continuing its seven game road trip when battling the New Orleans Pelicans 27 27 at 7 p m ET Sacramento had a two game win streak snapped on Friday falling at Indiana in a 107 104 setback The Kings fell into a hole in the second quarter and spent the rest of the contest trying to play catch up They cut the deficit to three before being held scoreless in the final two minutes of action Domantas Sabonis delivered 15 points and 16 rebounds in the loss while Harrison Barnes offered up 23 points De Aaron Fox missed the game for personal reasons and will miss tonight s matchup as well New Orleans ended a 10 game losing streak last night picking up a 131 126 victory over LeBron James and the Lakers Leading by one late in the contest the Pelicans found some breathing room when a CJ McCollum three was followed up by a pair of clutch free throws by Brandon Ingram with 2 19 left The team managed to hold firm the rest of the way to secure their first victory since January 13 Ingram dropped 35 points and five rebounds in the win Sacramento enters the game as a 1 point favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook The total is installed at 228 This game is a virtual toss up and I ll lean with the Pelicans to come away with the win here New Orleans is 15 11 against the spread following wins this season and after breaking its long losing streak last night this is a prime opportunity to get some positive momentum going On top of that the absence of Fox takes away a dimension from Sacramento s offense Take the Pels Both clubs have averaged under 113 points over their last five contests with the Kings ranking 28th in the league by averaging 109 2 points during that span We can expect a relatively low scoring affair tonight and that makes the under a good play in this one Credit dknation draftkings com You can read the original article here
    Pick against the spread, over/under for Kings vs. Pelicans on Sunday
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    Pick against the spread, over/under for Kings vs. Pelicans on Sunday

    We go over some of the best betting options for Sunday’s matchup between the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans.

    Tonight’s NBA schedule will feature the Sacramento Kings (29-22)continuing its seven-game road trip when battling the New Orleans Pelicans (27-27) at 7 p.m. ET.

    Sacramento had a two-game win streak snapped on Friday, falling at Indiana in a 107-104 setback. The Kings fell into a hole in the second quarter and spent the rest of the contest trying to play catch up. They cut the deficit to three before being held scoreless in the final two minutes of action. Domantas Sabonis delivered 15 points and 16 rebounds in the loss while Harrison Barnes offered up 23 points. De’Aaron Fox missed the game for personal reasons and will miss tonight’s matchup as well.

    New Orleans ended a 10-game losing streak last night, picking up a 131-126 victory over LeBron James and the Lakers. Leading by one late in the contest, the Pelicans found some breathing room when a CJ McCollum three was followed up by a pair of clutch free throws by Brandon Ingram with 2:19 left. The team managed to hold firm the rest of the way to secure their first victory since January 13. Ingram dropped 35 points and five rebounds in the win.

    Sacramento enters the game as a 1-point favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook. The total is installed at 228.

    This game is a virtual toss up and I’ll lean with the Pelicans to come away with the win here. New Orleans is 15-11 against the spread following wins this season and after breaking its long losing streak last night, this is a prime opportunity to get some positive momentum going. On top of that, the absence of Fox takes away a dimension from Sacramento’s offense. Take the Pels.

    Both clubs have averaged under 113 points over their last five contests with the Kings ranking 28th in the league by averaging 109.2 points during that span. We can expect a relatively low-scoring affair tonight and that makes the under a good play in this one.

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  •  The Sacramento Kings 29 22 battle the New Orleans Pelicans 27 27 Sunday Tip from Smoothie King Center is set for 7 p m ET Below we analyze Tipico Sportsbook s lines around the Kings vs Pelicans odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions This will be the 1st of 3 matchups between these 2 teams The Kings lost to the Indiana Pacers 107 104 Friday failing to cover as a 2 point road favorite This will be the 5th of the Kings 7 game road trip Sacramento is 2 2 against the spread ATS in the 1st 4 games It is 5 4 1 ATS in its last 10 and 28 22 1 ATS this season The Pelicans beat the Lakers 131 126 Saturday covering as a 1 5 point home favorite New Orleans is just 1 5 ATS in its last 6 games It snapped a 10 game losing streak with the win New Orleans is 25 29 ATS on the season Can you survive New pro and college basketball survivor pools are here at USA TODAY Sports Free to play terms and conditions apply Join now Provided by Tipico Sportsbook access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list Lines last updated at 9 24 a m ET Double Down Ohio Deposit 1 Credit https sportsbookwire usatoday com 2023 02 05 sacramento kings at new orleans pelicans odds picks and predictions 2 200 Get 1 Credit https sportsbookwire usatoday com 2023 02 05 sacramento kings at new orleans pelicans odds picks and predictions 2 250 Bet now In Colorado and New Jersey claim your 100 Deposit Match up to 1 Credit https sportsbookwire usatoday com 2023 02 05 sacramento kings at new orleans pelicans odds picks and predictions 2 250 now Bet now 21 see Tipico com for Terms and Conditions For most recent updates Official NBA injury report New Orleans is 18 9 straight up at home I would play them to win here but prefer the spread BET PELICANS 1 5 115 The Pelicans are coming off a home win and cover over the Lakers and they are 15 12 ATS at home this season While New Orleans has struggled lately the Kings are just 2 3 ATS and straight up in their last 5 There is also a key strength on weakness that should be noted The Kings shoot the NBA s 7th most 3 point attempts while the Pelicans rank 2nd in opponents 3 point field goal percentage 34 4 New Orleans should limit what Sacramento is best at and inevitably continue its win streak Back PELICANS 1 5 115 LEAN OVER 228 5 112 The Kings score the most points per game in the NBA 119 2 They also allow 116 2 Sacramento has a keep bench to minimize the impact of Fox s absence as well As for the Pelicans they have allowed at least 120 in 3 of their last 4 games and are 3 1 O U in that span as well With F Brandon Ingram coming off a 35 point game the Pelicans should be starting to find their groove again Back the OVER 228 5 112 Play our free daily Pick em Challenge and win Play now Want action on this NBA game or any other matchups Bet legally online with a trusted partner Tipico Sportsbook SportsbookWire s official sportsbook partner in OH CO and NJ Bet now If you re looking for more sports betting picks and 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orleans pelicans odds picks and predictions 2 250 Bet The Brooklyn Nets 32 20 will welcome in the Los Angeles Clippers 30 26 after victories in three home games in a row It starts at 7 30 PM ET on Monday February 6 2023 The Clippers are a 6 point favorite against the Nets when the Clippers and the Nets meet Clippers vs Nets Betting OddsOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list Spread Los Angeles 6Moneyline Los Angeles 240 Brooklyn 200Catch the excitement and bet with Tipico Double Down Ohio Deposit 1 Credit https sportsbookwire usatoday com 2023 02 05 sacramento kings at new orleans pelicans odds picks and predictions 2 200 Get 1 Credit https sportsbookwire usatoday com 2023 02 05 sacramento kings at new orleans pelicans odds picks and predictions 2 250 Thanks for signing up Please check your email for a confirmation Credit sportsbookwire usatoday com You can read the original article here
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     The Sacramento Kings 29 22 battle the New Orleans Pelicans 27 27 Sunday Tip from Smoothie King Center is set for 7 p m ET Below we analyze Tipico Sportsbook s lines around the Kings vs Pelicans odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions This will be the 1st of 3 matchups between these 2 teams The Kings lost to the Indiana Pacers 107 104 Friday failing to cover as a 2 point road favorite This will be the 5th of the Kings 7 game road trip Sacramento is 2 2 against the spread ATS in the 1st 4 games It is 5 4 1 ATS in its last 10 and 28 22 1 ATS this season The Pelicans beat the Lakers 131 126 Saturday covering as a 1 5 point home favorite New Orleans is just 1 5 ATS in its last 6 games It snapped a 10 game losing streak with the win New Orleans is 25 29 ATS on the season Can you survive New pro and college basketball survivor pools are here at USA TODAY Sports Free to play terms and conditions apply Join now Provided by Tipico Sportsbook access USA TODAY Sports Scores and 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key strength on weakness that should be noted The Kings shoot the NBA s 7th most 3 point attempts while the Pelicans rank 2nd in opponents 3 point field goal percentage 34 4 New Orleans should limit what Sacramento is best at and inevitably continue its win streak Back PELICANS 1 5 115 LEAN OVER 228 5 112 The Kings score the most points per game in the NBA 119 2 They also allow 116 2 Sacramento has a keep bench to minimize the impact of Fox s absence as well As for the Pelicans they have allowed at least 120 in 3 of their last 4 games and are 3 1 O U in that span as well With F Brandon Ingram coming off a 35 point game the Pelicans should be starting to find their groove again Back the OVER 228 5 112 Play our free daily Pick em Challenge and win Play now Want action on this NBA game or any other matchups Bet legally online with a trusted partner Tipico Sportsbook SportsbookWire s official sportsbook partner in OH CO and NJ Bet now If you re looking for more sports betting picks and 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    The Sacramento Kings (29-22) battle the New Orleans Pelicans (27-27) Sunday. Tip from Smoothie King Center is set for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Kings vs. Pelicans odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

    This will be the 1st of 3 matchups between these 2 teams.

    The Kings lost to the Indiana Pacers 107-104 Friday, failing to cover as a 2-point road favorite. This will be the 5th of the Kings 7-game road trip. Sacramento is 2-2 against the spread (ATS) in the 1st 4 games. It is 5-4-1 ATS in its last 10 and 28-22-1 ATS this season.

    The Pelicans beat the Lakers 131-126 Saturday, covering as a 1.5-point home favorite. New Orleans is just 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games. It snapped a 10-game losing streak with the win. New Orleans is 25-29 ATS on the season.

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    New Orleans is 18-9 straight up at home. I would play them to win here but prefer the spread.

    BET PELICANS +1.5 (-115).

    The Pelicans are coming off a home win and cover over the Lakers, and they are 15-12 ATS at home this season. While New Orleans has struggled lately, the Kings are just 2-3 ATS and straight up in their last 5.

    There is also a key strength-on-weakness that should be noted. The Kings shoot the NBA’s 7th-most 3-point attempts while the Pelicans rank 2nd in opponents’ 3-point field goal percentage (34.4%). New Orleans should limit what Sacramento is best at and inevitably continue its win streak.

    Back PELICANS +1.5 (-115).

    LEAN OVER 228.5 (-112).

    The Kings score the most points per game in the NBA, 119.2. They also allow 116.2. Sacramento has a keep bench to minimize the impact of Fox’s absence as well.

    As for the Pelicans, they have allowed at least 120 in 3 of their last 4 games and are 3-1 O/U in that span as well. With F Brandon Ingram coming off a 35-point game, the Pelicans should be starting to find their groove again.

    Back the OVER 228.5 (-112).

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  •  Seven straight wins have put the Milwaukee Bucks back into the race for the top seed in the Eastern Conference with the All Star Break in just a couple of weeks The impact of having the Bucks big three of Giannis Antetokounmpo Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton available is resonating with the whole team who are putting together solid performances to win games That included a 21 point comeback win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night spearheaded by Giannis scoring 54 points for a near career high Giannis has scored over 50 points in a regular season six times throughout his whole career and three of those games came in the last month On Saturday he put together his third triple double of the season We are watching something special from the Greek Freak The downside to this week however is that the Bucks will be on a three game west coast road trip This season the Bucks have not had a winning record in road trips that have lasted over two games going 1 2 in November and 1 4 in December They went 500 in January with a four game road stint that saw two consecutive losses to Miami whom the Bucks beat on Saturday night to head into the week While the team is on a hot streak let s hope that the road doesn t cool Milwaukee down Here s what is ahead The week begins in Portland where the Bucks will find a Trail Blazers team that is working their way into the Western Conference playoff picture as of late Led by guard Damian Lillard who has been putting together impressive scoring performances in the last couple of weeks including a 60 point game on January 25 the Bucks will face a team that is starting to click once again The Blazers also have a rising star in Anfernee Simmons who scored 33 points to lead a 20 point Portland comeback on Friday against the Washington Wizards While it certainly is Lillard leading the charge the Trail Blazers won t be rolling over easily when the Bucks come to town Stay on top of the news of the daySubscribe to our free daily e newsletter to get Milwaukee s latest local news restaurants music arts and entertainment and events delivered right to your inbox every weekday plus a bonus Week in Review email on Saturdays The best thing that could happen for the Milwaukee Bucks would be a big game from LeBron James on Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder Over the last couple of weeks the story for Los Angeles has been James who is getting closer and closer to breaking Kareem Abdul Jabbar s NBA record for the most career points of all time Realistically James should break the record on Tuesday but if he does not for whatever reason the world will be watching on TNT Thursday night when he could break the record against the Bucks In either situation the scoring record has been a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster year for the Lakers who are in the outside looking in for playoff positions at the moment LeBron has been the story but his high scoring games have come in losing outings Once the national attention is off of Los Angeles there will still be a high profile game for the Bucks and Lakers on TNT Thursday and it is a winnable one for Milwaukee The road trip concludes on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers in a repeat of Friday night s comeback win from the Bucks Giannis had a great game in the last outing but Milwaukee will want to contain forward Norman Powell who provided 26 points off of the bench for Los Angeles and Kawhi Leonard who had 17 points on what would be considered an off night for the star Leonard missed a last second attempt to steal a win in Milwaukee but if the Bucks can continue to play solid defense and stop the Clippers stars they should have a more comfortable path to victory this time around Credit shepherdexpress com You can read the original article here
    On The Road Again
     Seven straight wins have put the Milwaukee Bucks back into the race for the top seed in the Eastern Conference with the All Star Break in just a couple of weeks The impact of having the Bucks big three of Giannis Antetokounmpo Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton available is resonating with the whole team who are putting together solid performances to win games That included a 21 point comeback win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night spearheaded by Giannis scoring 54 points for a near career high Giannis has scored over 50 points in a regular season six times throughout his whole career and three of those games came in the last month On Saturday he put together his third triple double of the season We are watching something special from the Greek Freak The downside to this week however is that the Bucks will be on a three game west coast road trip This season the Bucks have not had a winning record in road trips that have lasted over two games going 1 2 in November and 1 4 in December They went 500 in January with a four game road stint that saw two consecutive losses to Miami whom the Bucks beat on Saturday night to head into the week While the team is on a hot streak let s hope that the road doesn t cool Milwaukee down Here s what is ahead The week begins in Portland where the Bucks will find a Trail Blazers team that is working their way into the Western Conference playoff picture as of late Led by guard Damian Lillard who has been putting together impressive scoring performances in the last couple of weeks including a 60 point game on January 25 the Bucks will face a team that is starting to click once again The Blazers also have a rising star in Anfernee Simmons who scored 33 points to lead a 20 point Portland comeback on Friday against the Washington Wizards While it certainly is Lillard leading the charge the Trail Blazers won t be rolling over easily when the Bucks come to town Stay on top of the news of the daySubscribe to our free daily e newsletter to get Milwaukee s latest local news restaurants music arts and entertainment and events delivered right to your inbox every weekday plus a bonus Week in Review email on Saturdays The best thing that could happen for the Milwaukee Bucks would be a big game from LeBron James on Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder Over the last couple of weeks the story for Los Angeles has been James who is getting closer and closer to breaking Kareem Abdul Jabbar s NBA record for the most career points of all time Realistically James should break the record on Tuesday but if he does not for whatever reason the world will be watching on TNT Thursday night when he could break the record against the Bucks In either situation the scoring record has been a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster year for the Lakers who are in the outside looking in for playoff positions at the moment LeBron has been the story but his high scoring games have come in losing outings Once the national attention is off of Los Angeles there will still be a high profile game for the Bucks and Lakers on TNT Thursday and it is a winnable one for Milwaukee The road trip concludes on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers in a repeat of Friday night s comeback win from the Bucks Giannis had a great game in the last outing but Milwaukee will want to contain forward Norman Powell who provided 26 points off of the bench for Los Angeles and Kawhi Leonard who had 17 points on what would be considered an off night for the star Leonard missed a last second attempt to steal a win in Milwaukee but if the Bucks can continue to play solid defense and stop the Clippers stars they should have a more comfortable path to victory this time around Credit shepherdexpress com You can read the original article here
    On The Road Again
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    On The Road Again

    Seven straight wins have put the Milwaukee Bucks back into the race for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, with the All-Star Break in just a couple of weeks.  The impact of having the Bucks’ big three of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton available is resonating with the whole team, who are putting together solid performances to win games. That included a 21-point comeback win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night, spearheaded by Giannis scoring 54 points for a near career-high. Giannis has scored over 50 points in a regular season six times throughout his whole career, and three of those games came in the last month. On Saturday, he put together his third triple-double of the season. We are watching something special from the Greek Freak.

    The downside to this week, however, is that the Bucks will be on a three-game west coast road trip. This season, the Bucks have not had a winning record in road trips that have lasted over two games, going 1-2 in November and 1-4 in December. They went .500 in January, with a four-game road stint that saw two consecutive losses to Miami, whom the Bucks beat on Saturday night to head into the week. While the team is on a hot streak, let’s hope that the road doesn’t cool Milwaukee down. Here’s what is ahead.

    The week begins in Portland, where the Bucks will find a Trail Blazers team that is working their way into the Western Conference playoff picture as of late. Led by guard Damian Lillard, who has been putting together impressive scoring performances in the last couple of weeks, including a 60-point game on January 25, the Bucks will face a team that is starting to click once again. The Blazers also have a rising star in Anfernee Simmons, who scored 33 points to lead a 20-point Portland comeback on Friday against the Washington Wizards. While it certainly is Lillard leading the charge, the Trail Blazers won’t be rolling over easily when the Bucks come to town.

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    The best thing that could happen for the Milwaukee Bucks would be a big game from LeBron James on Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Over the last couple of weeks, the story for Los Angeles has been James, who is getting closer and closer to breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA record for the most career points of all time. Realistically, James should break the record on Tuesday, but if he does not for whatever reason, the world will be watching on TNT Thursday night, when he could break the record against the Bucks. In either situation, the scoring record has been a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster year for the Lakers, who are in the outside looking in for playoff positions at the moment. LeBron has been the story, but his high-scoring games have come in losing outings. Once the national attention is off of Los Angeles, there will still be a high-profile game for the Bucks and Lakers on TNT Thursday, and it is a winnable one for Milwaukee.

    The road trip concludes on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers, in a repeat of Friday night’s comeback win from the Bucks. Giannis had a great game in the last outing, but Milwaukee will want to contain forward Norman Powell, who provided 26 points off of the bench for Los Angeles, and Kawhi Leonard, who had 17 points on what would be considered an off night for the star. Leonard missed a last-second attempt to steal a win in Milwaukee, but if the Bucks can continue to play solid defense and stop the Clippers’ stars, they should have a more comfortable path to victory this time around.

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  •  One man s trash being another man s treasure has never meant more than it has in regards to Brooklyn Nets combo guard Cam Thomas One day after Irving threw the Nets into the dumpster bin and demanded a trade he sat due to calf soreness which has become the NBA s go to diagnosis for healthy players who need the night off for unspecified reasons In his stead the Nets turned to a new bucket merchant in Thomas whose 44 points in only 23 shots were critical to a depleted Nets team s 125 123 comeback win over the Washington Wizards Unsurprisingly Bleacher Report s Chris Haynes reported Sunday morning that that the Nets will sideline Irving indefinitely as they scrape the bottom of the barrel for suitors who can provide pennies on the dollar for Irving by the Feb 9 trade deadline In the meantime with Durant rehabbing Irving souring on the trade block and the cylinder giving Simmons trypophobia the Nets lineup has shots that need to be redistributed and Thomas is seizing the moment Thomas performance against the Wizards was a reminder of why the Nets drafted the then LSU freshman in the first round of the 2021 Draft Thomas credentials as a preternatural bucket getter are undisputed As a high school junior he walked out of Nike s EYBL circuit as their Offensive Player of the Year then led all freshmen in scoring during his freshman year at LSU Thomas confidence in his own abilities haven t always been matched by his position on the Nets hierarchy Thomas has felt underutilized on the Nets in the past going so far as to change his Instagram bio to FreeCT after Steve Nash was canned in early November Thomas infamous eyeroll at the mere mention of Nash s comments pertaining to him looking for teammates during a summer league postgame interview was the canary in the coal mine It s a camera For your car The Ring Car Cam s dual facing HD cameras capture activity in and around your car in HD detail Thomas hasn t earned his ticket off the bench yet but a few repeat performances of what he did on Sunday may leave the Nets without a choice At 6 foot 4 Thomas has good size but he can lose focus on defense a concern for a team that s re committed itself to the defensive end since Vaughn took over from Nash At one point in Saturday s Wizards win Vaughn had to give Thomas defensive adjustments during a first quarter timeout but if he can pour in buckets at the prolific rate he has a propensity to showcase on occasion Brooklyn may have to find a way to make it work Edmond Sumner held down Irving s usual spot in the lineup by posting his own career high 29 points but Thomas competition for Irving s minutes is a career reserve who tore his Achilles tendon just 17 months ago Thomas five assists on Saturday were a supplement to his case for a starting role after he developed a reputation for being a one dimensional ball dominant guard who wore the leather out looking for his own shot His 40 percent field goal percentage and 1 to 1 assist to turnover ratio during his lone season at LSU backed up those critiques Irving s absence is another reminder of the trade deadline s butterfly effects The subtraction of a major roster piece can create an opening for a young player to finally spread his wings Over on the Wizards frontcourt Deni Avdija is flourishing for the first time since he was drafted ninth overall in 2020 Putting aside a horrendous shooting night on the first half of Washington s back to back Avdija has logged career highs in points twice since Rui Hachimura was traded to the Lakers on Jan 24 The next few weeks are going to be rife with roster reconfigurations across the league as the annual trade deadline reset begins Meanwhile Thomas has a few games left to make a push for more minutes before a possible deadline trade for Russell Westbrook crowds the backcourt rotation Thomas called Irving his brother in his postgame presser but if he gets more opportunities he won t mind the benefits that stem from his bro s absence Credit deadspin com You can read the original article here
    Kyrie Irving may be Wagyu beef, but Cam Thomas clearly wants to be Brooklyn’s tofu substitute
     One man s trash being another man s treasure has never meant more than it has in regards to Brooklyn Nets combo guard Cam Thomas One day after Irving threw the Nets into the dumpster bin and demanded a trade he sat due to calf soreness which has become the NBA s go to diagnosis for healthy players who need the night off for unspecified reasons In his stead the Nets turned to a new bucket merchant in Thomas whose 44 points in only 23 shots were critical to a depleted Nets team s 125 123 comeback win over the Washington Wizards Unsurprisingly Bleacher Report s Chris Haynes reported Sunday morning that that the Nets will sideline Irving indefinitely as they scrape the bottom of the barrel for suitors who can provide pennies on the dollar for Irving by the Feb 9 trade deadline In the meantime with Durant rehabbing Irving souring on the trade block and the cylinder giving Simmons trypophobia the Nets lineup has shots that need to be redistributed and Thomas is seizing the moment Thomas performance against the Wizards was a reminder of why the Nets drafted the then LSU freshman in the first round of the 2021 Draft Thomas credentials as a preternatural bucket getter are undisputed As a high school junior he walked out of Nike s EYBL circuit as their Offensive Player of the Year then led all freshmen in scoring during his freshman year at LSU Thomas confidence in his own abilities haven t always been matched by his position on the Nets hierarchy Thomas has felt underutilized on the Nets in the past going so far as to change his Instagram bio to FreeCT after Steve Nash was canned in early November Thomas infamous eyeroll at the mere mention of Nash s comments pertaining to him looking for teammates during a summer league postgame interview was the canary in the coal mine It s a camera For your car The Ring Car Cam s dual facing HD cameras capture activity in and around your car in HD detail Thomas hasn t earned his ticket off the bench yet but a few repeat performances of what he did on Sunday may leave the Nets without a choice At 6 foot 4 Thomas has good size but he can lose focus on defense a concern for a team that s re committed itself to the defensive end since Vaughn took over from Nash At one point in Saturday s Wizards win Vaughn had to give Thomas defensive adjustments during a first quarter timeout but if he can pour in buckets at the prolific rate he has a propensity to showcase on occasion Brooklyn may have to find a way to make it work Edmond Sumner held down Irving s usual spot in the lineup by posting his own career high 29 points but Thomas competition for Irving s minutes is a career reserve who tore his Achilles tendon just 17 months ago Thomas five assists on Saturday were a supplement to his case for a starting role after he developed a reputation for being a one dimensional ball dominant guard who wore the leather out looking for his own shot His 40 percent field goal percentage and 1 to 1 assist to turnover ratio during his lone season at LSU backed up those critiques Irving s absence is another reminder of the trade deadline s butterfly effects The subtraction of a major roster piece can create an opening for a young player to finally spread his wings Over on the Wizards frontcourt Deni Avdija is flourishing for the first time since he was drafted ninth overall in 2020 Putting aside a horrendous shooting night on the first half of Washington s back to back Avdija has logged career highs in points twice since Rui Hachimura was traded to the Lakers on Jan 24 The next few weeks are going to be rife with roster reconfigurations across the league as the annual trade deadline reset begins Meanwhile Thomas has a few games left to make a push for more minutes before a possible deadline trade for Russell Westbrook crowds the backcourt rotation Thomas called Irving his brother in his postgame presser but if he gets more opportunities he won t mind the benefits that stem from his bro s absence Credit deadspin com You can read the original article here
    Kyrie Irving may be Wagyu beef, but Cam Thomas clearly wants to be Brooklyn’s tofu substitute
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    Kyrie Irving may be Wagyu beef, but Cam Thomas clearly wants to be Brooklyn’s tofu substitute

    One man’s trash being another man’s treasure has never meant more than it has in regards to Brooklyn Nets combo guard Cam Thomas. One day after Irving threw the Nets into the dumpster bin and demanded a trade, he sat due to “calf soreness,” which has become the NBA’s go-to diagnosis for healthy players who need the night off for unspecified reasons. In his stead, the Nets turned to a new bucket merchant in Thomas, whose 44 points in only 23 shots were critical to a depleted Nets team’s 125-123 comeback win over the Washington Wizards.

    Unsurprisingly, Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes reported Sunday morning that that the Nets will sideline Irving indefinitely as they scrape the bottom of the barrel for suitors who can provide pennies on the dollar for Irving by the Feb. 9 trade deadline. In the meantime, with Durant rehabbing, Irving souring on the trade block and the cylinder giving Simmons trypophobia, the Nets lineup has shots that need to be redistributed and Thomas is seizing the moment.

    Thomas’ performance against the Wizards was a reminder of why the Nets drafted the then-LSU freshman in the first round of the 2021 Draft. Thomas’ credentials as a preternatural bucket getter are undisputed. As a high school junior, he walked out of Nike’s EYBL circuit as their Offensive Player of the Year, then led all freshmen in scoring during his freshman year at LSU.

    Thomas’ confidence in his own abilities haven’t always been matched by his position on the Nets hierarchy. Thomas has felt underutilized on the Nets in the past, going so far as to change his Instagram bio to #FreeCT after Steve Nash was canned in early November. Thomas’ infamous eyeroll at the mere mention of Nash’s comments pertaining to him looking for teammates during a summer league postgame interview was the canary in the coal mine.

    It's a camera. For your car.The Ring Car Cam's dual-facing HD cameras capture activity in and around your car in HD detail.

    Thomas hasn’t earned his ticket off the bench yet, but a few repeat performances of what he did on Sunday may leave the Nets without a choice. At 6-foot-4, Thomas has good size, but he can lose focus on defense, a concern for a team that’s re-committed itself to the defensive end since Vaughn took over from Nash. At one point in Saturday’s Wizards win, Vaughn had to give Thomas defensive adjustments during a first quarter timeout, but if he can pour in buckets at the prolific rate he has a propensity to showcase on occasion, Brooklyn may have to find a way to make it work.

    Edmond Sumner held down Irving’s usual spot in the lineup by posting his own career-high 29 points, but Thomas’ competition for Irving’s minutes is a career reserve who tore his Achilles tendon just 17 months ago. Thomas’ five assists on Saturday were a supplement to his case for a starting role after he developed a reputation for being a one-dimensional, ball-dominant guard who wore the leather out looking for his own shot. His 40 percent field goal percentage and 1-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio during his lone season at LSU backed up those critiques.

    Irving’s absence is another reminder of the trade deadline’s butterfly effects. The subtraction of a major roster piece can create an opening for a young player to finally spread his wings. Over on the Wizards’ frontcourt, Deni Avdija is flourishing for the first time since he was drafted ninth overall in 2020. Putting aside a horrendous shooting night on the first half of Washington’s back-to-back, Avdija has logged career highs in points twice since Rui Hachimura was traded to the Lakers on Jan. 24. The next few weeks are going to be rife with roster reconfigurations across the league as the annual trade deadline reset begins.

    Meanwhile, Thomas has a few games left to make a push for more minutes, before a possible deadline trade for Russell Westbrook crowds the backcourt rotation. Thomas called Irving his “brother” in his postgame presser, but if he gets more opportunities, he won’t mind the benefits that stem from his bro’s absence.

    Credit: deadspin.com. You can read the original article here.

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