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  • Nikola Mirotic Out Indefinitely After Fight With Teammate Bobby Portis

    Nikola Mirotic Out Indefinitely After Fight With Teammate Bobby Portis

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA October 17, 2017 at 11:03 pm 0 comments

    Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is out indefinitely after suffering fractures to his upper jaw and a concussion in an altercation with teammate Bobby Portis at practice Tuesday. The players had been talking trash to one another in practice, going back and forth before those exchanges escalated into a physical […]

     
  • LaMarcus Aldridge Agrees to Three-Year Extension With Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge Agrees to Three-Year Extension With Spurs

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA October 16, 2017 at 11:42 pm 0 comments

    Five-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge has reached an agreement on a three-year, $72.3 million contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told ESPN. The extension will keep Aldridge, 32, under contract with the Spurs through the 2020-21 season. It includes a partially guaranteed salary in the deal’s final […]

     
  • Joel Embiid Signs 5-Year, $148 Million Extension With 76ers

    Joel Embiid Signs 5-Year, $148 Million Extension With 76ers

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA October 9, 2017 at 10:38 pm 0 comments

    Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has agreed to a five-year, $148 million designated rookie scale maximum contract extension, league sources told ESPN. Embiid, one of the NBA’s most talented and popular young players, has the ability to earn an additional $30 million — bringing the value of the contract to […]

     
  • NBA Thinking About Reseeding Playoff Format

    NBA Thinking About Reseeding Playoff Format

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA October 8, 2017 at 11:07 pm 0 comments

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver acknowledges that the league will “continue to look at” the possibility of reseeding teams 1-16 in the playoffs, regardless of conference affiliation. In the wake of changes to the All-Star Game earlier in the week, in which players will be selected by captains and will be […]

     
  • Connie Hawkins, NBA Hall of Famer, Dies at Age 75

    Connie Hawkins, NBA Hall of Famer, Dies at Age 75

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA October 7, 2017 at 10:58 pm 0 comments

    Connie Hawkins, basketball’s dazzling New York playground legend who soared and swooped his way to the Hall of Fame, has died at 75. His death was announced Saturday by the Phoenix Suns, the team with which he spent his most productive NBA seasons in a career delayed for years by […]

     
  • NBA All-Star Game to Lose East/West Format

    NBA All-Star Game to Lose East/West Format

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA October 3, 2017 at 11:18 pm 0 comments

    The NBA All-Star Game is switching formats this season, as two captains will select the teams without regard to which conferences the players play in, the league announced Tuesday. The players who win the fan vote from each conference will be the captains. There will still be 12 players selected […]

     
  • Russell Westbrook Signs $205 Million Extension With Thunder

    Russell Westbrook Signs $205 Million Extension With Thunder

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA September 30, 2017 at 8:37 pm 0 comments

    Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook, the NBA’s reigning MVP, has signed a five-year, $205 million contract extension, league sources told ESPN. The deal starts with the 2018-19 season and delivers Westbrook the biggest guaranteed contract in NBA history — six seasons and $233 million through 2022-23. It includes a […]

     
  • NBA Board of Governors Pass Draft Reform, Resting Guidelines

    NBA Board of Governors Pass Draft Reform, Resting Guidelines

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA September 28, 2017 at 11:05 pm 0 comments

    The NBA’s board of governors voted to pass legislation on draft lottery reform and guidelines for the resting of healthy players in the regular season. The NBA draft lottery reform passed with a 28-1-1 vote, with Oklahoma City voting against and Dallas abstaining. The NBA needed 23 of 30 teams […]

     
  • Dwyane Wade Reaches Buyout With Bulls; Cavs, Spurs, Thunder Rumored Suitors

    Dwyane Wade Reaches Buyout With Bulls; Cavs, Spurs, Thunder Rumored Suitors

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA September 24, 2017 at 11:41 pm 0 comments

    The Bulls and Dwyane Wade have reached an agreement on a buyout, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune tweets. The early favorites for Wade’s services are the Spurs, Cavaliers, Thunder, and Heat, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. Miami is currently positioned to pay him the most money this season. Within […]

     
  • New York Knicks Trade Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City Thunder

    New York Knicks Trade Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City Thunder

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA September 23, 2017 at 11:46 pm 0 comments

    The New York Knicks have agreed to trade 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told ESPN on Saturday. The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick (via the Chicago Bulls) to New York, league sources said. Anthony, […]