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Mike Conley Traded to Utah Jazz

DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 10: Mike Conley (11) of the Memphis Grizzlies passes as Torrey Craig (3) of the Denver Nuggets and Nikola Jokic (15) play defense during the first half on Monday, December 10, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Memphis Grizzlies at the Pepsi Center. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images) The Memphis Grizzlies have traded franchise centerpiece Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz. The Grizzlies will receive Grayson Allen, Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, and draft picks in the trade. Speculation arose that the Memphis Grizzlies would part ways with Conley near the 2019...

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Kevin Durant Leaves Game 5 With Injury

CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 08: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Kevin Durant finally returned to action for Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals. However, he appeared to aggravate his calf injury early in the second quarter....

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Tony Parker Announces Retirement

San Antonio Spurs’ guard Tony Parker reacts during NBA Global Games Berlin and Istanbul 2014 basketball friendly match Alba Berlin vs San Antonio Spurs, on October 8, 2014 at Berlin’s o2 World Arena. AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images) Tony Parker, a four-time champion and former NBA Finals MVP, announced his retirement from the NBA Monday morning. The 37-year old spent 17 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs and most recently played one season for the Charlotte Hornets. The San Antonio Spurs Dynasty The longtime San Antonio Spurs legend announced his retirement Monday...

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NBA Finals Game 4 Recap: Toronto Raptors Take Commanding 3-1 Lead

TORONTO, ON – MARCH 1 – Serge Ibaka (9) of the Toronto Raptors after hitting a 3 point shot during the 2nd half of NBA action as the Washington Wizards defeat the Toronto Raptors 105-96 at the Air Canada Centre on March 1, 2017. (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images) The Toronto Raptors escaped Oakland with two consecutive NBA Finals victories, and are now just a win away from their first title. Toronto pulled out a 105-92 win over the Golden State Warriors Friday night to take a commanding 3-1 lead over the defending champions. Golden State superstar Kevin...

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Kyle Lowry Shoved by Golden State Warriors Part Owner

CHICAGO, USA – OCTOBER 13: Kyle Lowry (7) of Toronto Raptors in action during a preseason NBA game between Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors at the United Center on October 13, 2017 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors was shoved by a Golden State Warriors fan after falling out of bounds in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Now, it has come to light that the “fan” is actually a part owner of the team. Lowry went flying into the stands rushing to get a...

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Danny Ainge Addresses the Future of the Boston Celtics

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – FEBRUARY 10: Danny Ainge looks on during an ACC match up between the Boston College Eagles and the Miami Hurricanes on February 10, 2018, at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Eagles defeated the Hurricanes 72-70. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Boston Celtics‘ general manager Danny Ainge addressed the media Wednesday afternoon for the first time since his April heart attack. He held a press conference to discuss the immediate future of the franchise. Ainge did not announce any earth-shattering news on Kyrie Irving or Anthony Davis (though he did speak...

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Kevon Looney Out Indefinitely

OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives against Kevon Looney #5 of the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Kevon Looney suffered a collar bone fracture in Game 2 of the NBA Finals and has been ruled out indefinitely. Looney joins a...

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Klay Thompson Questionable for Game 3

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 21: Klay Thompson (11) of the Golden State Warriors watches a replay as the Denver Nuggets look to close out during the second half of the Nuggets’ 100-98 win on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Klay Thompson has been ruled “questionable” to play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. He injured his hamstring late in Game 2 after leading the Golden State Warriors with 25 points. On Monday, an MRI confirmed Thompson...

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Kawhi Leonard Buys Property in Toronto

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors looks on during warm up prior to the Toronto Raptors vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA regular season game at Scotiabank Arena on March 1, 2019, in Toronto, Canada (Toronto Raptors win 119-117) (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Toronto Raptors fans, rejoice. It was reported Monday afternoon that superstar Kawhi Leonard has purchased property in Toronto. Though it could be a coincidence, it seems likely that Leonard may plan to stay in Canada for at least the short-term future. The Report It was first reported by Michael Landsberg on his Toronto-based sports...

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Ja Morant has Successful Knee Surgery

EVANSVILLE, IN – MARCH 09: Murray State Racers Guard Ja Morant (12) warms up for the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Championship college basketball game between the Murray State Racers and the Belmont Bruins on March 9, 2019, at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Ja Morant underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Monday morning to remove loose bodies from his right knee. According to Morant himself, the surgery was a success. The presumed second-overall pick in the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft tweeted out a collective sigh of relief Monday morning. The knee surgery...

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Boston Celtics 2019 NBA Draft Targets

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 5: Kyrie Irving (11) of the Boston Celtics reacts after turning the ball over on a steal by Monte Morris (11) of the Denver Nuggets during the second half of the Nuggets’ 115-107 win on Monday, November 5, 2018. Jamal Murray (27) of the Denver Nuggets had a game and career high 48 points. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images) The Boston Celtics have four picks in the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft. There are several question marks about their roster going into free agency, many of which may be answered on draft...

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Ja Morant to Undergo Minor Knee Surgery

EVANSVILLE, IN – MARCH 09: Murray State Racers Guard Ja Morant (12) warms up for the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Championship college basketball game between the Murray State Racers and the Belmont Bruins on March 9, 2019, at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Ja Morant — presumed second-overall pick in the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft — will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday, according to ESPN. The recovery time for the procedure is three to four weeks. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Saturday morning. ESPN Sources:...

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NBA Finals Game 1 Recap: Siakam Shines

TORONTO, ON- Toronto Raptors Pascal Siakam in play against the Indian Pacers in Toronto on Sunday(Rene Johnston/Toronto Star) (Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images) The Toronto Raptors topped the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals 118-109. Pascal Siakam finished with 32 points for Toronto in the victory, while Steph Curry notched 34 in the losing effort for the Warriors. The Raptors will carry a 1-0 series lead into Game 2 of the NBA Finals. NBA Finals Game 1 Recep The Toronto Raptors came away victorious in their first Finals game in franchise history. Siakam proved to be virtually unstoppable...

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Houston Rockets Open to Trade Any Player

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 13: Chris Paul (3) of the Houston Rockets drives on Jamal Murray (27) of the Denver Nuggets during the second half of the Rockets’ 109-99 win on Monday, November 13, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Houston Rockets at the Pepsi Center. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has made all players available for trade talks, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski. A trade involving 2018 NBA MVP James Harden seems highly unlikely, but Chris Paul’s days in Houston may be numbered. The Rockets have come the closest to dethroning...

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Carolina Panthers Expectations for 2019

CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 17: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints in the third quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 17, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Setting expectations for the 2019 Carolina Panthers is no easy feat. The team is coming off of a lackluster 2018 in which they missed the playoffs with a 1-7 record in the second half of the season. Some years, the Panthers are Super Bowl contenders. Others, they’re not even playoff hopefuls. How will success...

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Memphis Grizzlies Future Remains Unclear

DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 10: Mike Conley (11) of the Memphis Grizzlies passes as Torrey Craig (3) of the Denver Nuggets and Nikola Jokic (15) play defense during the first half on Monday, December 10, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Memphis Grizzlies at the Pepsi Center. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images) The future of the Memphis Grizzlies is unclear. The offseason will answer several questions and set the Grizzlies on a new trajectory. The “Grit and Grind” era in Memphis is over. Marc Gasol, Tony Allen, and Zach Randolph are no longer roaming Beale...

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2019 All-NBA Teams Announced

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of Team Stephen goes for the lay up in the third quarter, during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on February 18, 2018. (Photo by Philip Pacheco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) The NBA announced the 2019 All-NBA Teams Thursday afternoon. The selections are much more than just recognition, though. They also dictate whether or not players are eligible for supermax extensions in the future. The announcement came with a few surprises and a handful of potential snubs. Without further ado, here are the 2019 All-NBA selections. All-NBA...

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Chris Paul, James Harden Involved in Verbal Altercation

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 11: Chris Paul and James Harden attend Black Ops Basketball Session at Life Time Athletic At Sky on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images) There seems to be a rift in the Houston Rockets’ locker room, as internal conflicts have come to light. The Rockets have come closer than any team to ending the Golden State Warriors’ dynasty but came up short once again. Now, with an uncertain offseason looming, the star duo of James Harden and Chris Paul appear to be at odds. Conflict in Houston Between Paul, Harden, and D’Antoni...

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