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Three things to know: Brooklyn has the hype, will they do the work?

1) Brooklyn has the hype. Will they do the work?Now comes the hard part. Not that putting together a blockbuster four-team trade to get James Harden to Brooklyn was easy, there are good reasons it took months to finally happen. But it’s done. The Nets now have the best big three in the game: Harden, […]

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Kyrie Irving has been quarantining for days, will not play against Magic on Saturday

Despite earlier optimism, the Brooklyn Nets are still listing Kyrie Irving as out Saturday against Orlando. Irving’s debut could come as early as Monday against Milwaukee. Kyrie Irving missed last week’s Nets-76ers game reportedly for a mental-health day. Understandable in the aftermath of no charges being filed in the police shooting of Jacob Blake and […]

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Report: Hawks offered John Collins more than $90M on contract extension

John Collins wanted a max contract extension – projected to be worth $125,903,904 if for four years – before last month’s deadline. The Hawks apparently came fairly close. Chris Kirschner and Sam Amick of The Athletic: sources say he left a deal worth more than $90 million on the table That’s a large extension to […]

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James Harden on Rockets exit: ‘I wasn’t disrespectful to anyone’

James Harden asked the Rockets to trade him to the Nets. The Rockets traded him to the Nets. Between, Harden flaunted the NBA’s coronavirus protocols to party, arrived late to training camp, got into it with teammates during practice and publicly declared the Rockets to be broken beyond repair. Harden in his introductory press conference […]

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Portland center Jusuf Nurkic to have wrist surgery, miss eight weeks

It’s going to be a high-scoring but rough couple of months in Portland. Jusuf Nurkic — the team’s center and an anchor of their defense — fractured his wrist in a fall Thursday night against Indiana and that is going to require surgery, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. Nurkic is expected to miss eight […]

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Report: Wizards coach Scott Brooks on hot seat

The Wizards are trying to win now. But they’re just 3-8. Washington coach Scott Brooks is in the final year of his contract. Do the math. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer: League sources say Brooks is sitting firmly on the hot seat. The Wizards’ on-court problems extend far beyond Brooks. Russell Westbrook has struggled through […]

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Tacko Fall bank in a three and the Celtics bench goes insane

Tacko Fall from three. Pure shooter. He called bank. The bench reaction is the best part of this. Boston was still shorthanded after being off for a week due to coronavirus protocols, but picked up where they left off with another win, 124-97 win over the Orlando Magic. Jaylen Brown led the way with 21 […]