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Reports: Carmelo Anthony is expected to return to the Knicks

Reports: Carmelo Anthony is expected to return to the Knicks | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
It looks like Carmelo Anthony is leaning toward staying in New York, and he reportedly might take less than the max.
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Looks like Phil Jackson's going to keep his superstar in the Big Apple and could even be in the mix for LeBron James as well. It sounds like the Lakers are trying to become serious players in the free agent chess match. 

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Report: Boston Celtics reach out to Isaiah Thomas

Report: Boston Celtics reach out to Isaiah Thomas | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
Would interest in Kings point guard be attached to sign-and-trade deal for Rajon Rondo? Well probably not, but it's a fun idea anyway.
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It appears that Rajon Rondo's days in Boston are coming to a close sometime this summer. The only questions are when and where will the dynamic point guard end up?

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Report: Suns looking to emerge as destination for LeBron, Carmelo

Report: Suns looking to emerge as destination for LeBron, Carmelo | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
The Phoenix Suns are reportedly looking to join the list of possible destinations for LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in free agency.
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I can't see the Suns landing both of these guys, but I like the fact they're at least trying to get into the hunt.

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Warriors Take Game 1 Over Clippers

Warriors Take Game 1 Over Clippers | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on Saturday in their playoff opener.
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LeBron says Durant will feel title pressure 'when I retire'

LeBron says Durant will feel title pressure 'when I retire' | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
LeBron James says that Kevin Durant will begin to see some of the pressure he's felt once he finally retires.
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Arrogant prick, period! 

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Pierce and Garnett get a Win in return to Boston

Pierce and Garnett get a Win in return to Boston | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
Andray Blatche scored 17 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 85-79 on Sunday night as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett returned to their former home court for the first time since being traded last July.
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It was nice to see the fans embrace these two guys in their return to Boston!

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Warriors acquire Crawford, Brooks from Celtics

Warriors acquire Crawford, Brooks from Celtics | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
The Golden State Warriors bolster their bench by acquiring Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks from the Boston Celtics for Toney Douglas
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Mark Cuban on the Heat: '(Hate's) probably not strong enough'

Mavericks owner not a fan of the Miami franchise, going back to 2006.
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Nothing wrong with this in my opinion! As a matter of fact I think it's actually a good thing because it will drive more interest among fans which adds more viewers and so forth.

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Nets notch fifth straight win over frustrated LeBron, banged up Heat

Nets notch fifth straight win over frustrated LeBron, banged up Heat | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
NEW YORK – LeBron James fouled out of a game for just the sixth time in his career on Friday, and with the Heat entering the game in Brooklyn already down three of their starters, losing him for the second overtime session proved to be too much.
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I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Chris Paul out six weeks but no surgery, Clips say

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will be out up to six weeks after being diagnosed with a separated right shoulder, the team announced Sunday.
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This is a big loss for the Los Angeles Clippers, but at least they have a solid backup with Darren Collison being on the roster!

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Knicks Get Big Road Won Over Spurs

Knicks Get Big Road Won Over Spurs | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
Iman Shumpert scored a career-high 27 points, Carmelo Anthony had 27 points and 12 rebounds in his return from injury and the New York Knicks surprised the San Antonio Spurs 105-101 on Thursday night.
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This is a nice road win for the New York Knicks!

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Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Farmar to miss at least four weeks with hamstring tear

Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Farmar to miss at least four weeks with hamstring tear | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jordan Farmar is out at least another four weeks with another hamstring tear.
BeltwayBoy Sports's insight:

Nothing is going right for the Lakers this season! It's going to be a very long and disappointing season for Lakers fans! What will happen next?

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Dwyane Wade, Blake Griffin named NBA Players of the Week | BeltwayBoy Sports

Dwyane Wade, Blake Griffin named NBA Players of the Week | BeltwayBoy Sports | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it

The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade and the Los Angeles Clippers'

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Chris Bosh becomes key to Heat keeping Big Three in Miami

Chris Bosh becomes key to Heat keeping Big Three in Miami | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
Miami Heat president Pat Riley's effort to bring back the Big Three has reached a fascinating tipping point. With none of the free agents committed to deals yet, league sources tell CBSSports.com that Chris Bosh's future has emerged as the tipping point.
BeltwayBoy Sports's insight:

Could the Big 3 be breaking up over money after they all opted out claiming they would take less money on their new deals so the franchise could restock the roster with more talent?  Stay Tuned things could get interesting in South Beach in the coming days .......

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Report: Bucks ownership sorry for botching Drew firing, Kidd hiring

Report: Bucks ownership sorry for botching Drew firing, Kidd hiring | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
Marc Lasry reportedly apologized to Larry Drew for how the process of firing went down... while firing him.
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What a nightmare for Bucks fans to have to go through all of this B.$.!

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Report: NBA replay to be done at off-site location next season

Report: NBA replay to be done at off-site location next season | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
The awkward sights of officials huddled around a monitor for 10 minutes will be replaced by 10 minutes of general milling about next year.
BeltwayBoy Sports's insight:

This is a good thing for the NBA to do in my opinion, but I would like to see the system expanded a little bit more than what it already covers.

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Caron Butler to sign with Thunder, Danny Granger will join Clippers

Caron Butler to sign with Thunder, Danny Granger will join Clippers | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
The Miami HEAT lose out on a pair of free agents with the news that Caron Butler will sign with the OKC Thunder and Danny Granger will join the L.A. Clippers.
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Glad to see these guys avoid going to the Miami Heat!

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Mo Cheeks fired as Pistons coach

Mo Cheeks fired as Pistons coach | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
Veteran coach fired after going 21-29 with revamped roster.
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I don't think Mo Cheeks should have been fired right now

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Midseason NBA Power Rankings: Pacers, Blazers best at the half

Midseason NBA Power Rankings: Pacers, Blazers best at the half | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
The Heat look half-interested at the NBA's halfway point, allowing Indiana to set the pace. Out West, the surprising Blazers lead a pack of contenders.
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The Charlotte Bobcats at #12, do what?

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Final First-Half Atlanta Hawks Player Power Rankings

Final First-Half Atlanta Hawks Player Power Rankings | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, the Atlanta Hawks have been one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference so far this year...
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Report: Rajon Rondo plans return Jan. 17 against Lakers

Report: Rajon Rondo plans return Jan. 17 against Lakers | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
Boston is 13-23 this season and has been a solid defensive team — signs that Brad Stevens can coach at the NBA level (Brandon Bass told PBT he was impressed with the young mentor).
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Chicago Bulls waive Andrew Bynum

Chicago Bulls waive Andrew Bynum | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
The Chicago Bulls have waived center Andrew Bynum after acquiring him in a deal for Luol Deng. It will save the Bulls half of Bynum's $12 million deal.
BeltwayBoy Sports's insight:

A good move by the Chicago Bulls in my opinion! They will now be able to clear enough salary cap space to retoll their roster in the offseason!

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NBA trade buzz

NBA trade buzz | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
With the NBA trade deadline less than seven weeks away, the latest trade buzz around the league has Omer Asik and Pau Gasol staying put for now, Doc Rivers looking for frontcourt help, and more.
BeltwayBoy Sports's insight:
I don't see the Cavs finding any takers for disgruntled and currently suspended center Andrew Bynum, but anything can happen. Stay Tuned!
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Kyrie Irving injures knee, to have MRI on Wednesday

Kyrie Irving injures knee, to have MRI on Wednesday | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
Cavs guard Kyrie Irving injured his knee on Tuesday against the Pacers and while he returned, he'll have an MRI on Wednesday.
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The Cavaliers can't afford to have this guy go down for an extended period. 

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Golden State On a Nice Roll After Beating Orlando for 6th Straight Win

Golden State On a Nice Roll After Beating Orlando for 6th Straight Win | NBA News and Notes | Scoop.it
David Lee had 22 points and Klay Thompson added 15 in the Golden State Warriors' 94-81 victory over the Orlando Magic 94-81 on Tuesday night.
BeltwayBoy Sports's insight:

This is a good up and coming young squad!

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