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New-look Sixers rank 10th in ESPN’s 2022-23 NBA power rankings

The Philadelphia 76ers went to work early and often in the 2022 offseason as they added the likes of PJ Tucker, De’Anthony Melton, Danuel House Jr., and Trevelin Queen to the roster in order to improve their depth. The Sixers lost a lot of depth in the deal that brought James Harden to Philadelphia and these additions figure to fix …

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What’s the latest on the Donovan Mitchell trade market?

As summer turns to fall and the NBA season gets closer and closer, it remains unclear where All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell will play basketball next year. The Utah Jazz appear ready to fully hit the reset button, but finding the right trade partner has proved easier said than done. The New York Knicks are the presumptive landing spot for Mitchell, …

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Draymond Green shares perfect NSFW advice for aspiring players after workout

Dray shares NSFW advice for aspiring ballers after workout originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea When Draymond Green speaks, everyone listens because the four-time NBA champion often says the truth. Following a workout with Rico Hines — the player development coach of the Toronto Raptors — and various other players, Green shared some wisdom that all basketball players should listen …

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Knicks’ projected depth chart with Jalen Brunson

The Knicks had one nightmare of a season last year in Tom Thibodeau’s second campaign as coach in New York. After exceeding expectations and grabbing a first-round bye in 2020-21, the Knicks regressed and found themselves finishing in the basement of their division last season. The Knicks signed Jalen Brunson to a four-year, $104 million deal to be their starting …

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Loyola’s Sister Jean celebrates 103rd birthday, gets train station named after her

Getty Images It is not everyday someone turns 103, so Loyola University’s Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt got quite the celebration for hitting that benchmark on Sunday. As part of the festivities, Sister Jean even got a train station named after her, per the Associated Press. With officials and leaders from around Illinois in attendance to celebrate Sister Jean, she got …

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Andre Drummond plans to go down as the ‘best rebounder ever’

The Chicago Bulls bulked up their front line depth this offseason by signing veteran big man Andre Drummond to back up Nikola Vucevic. On Saturday, Drummond returned home to Connecticut for his partnership with YMCA, which helps gives back to children in the community with “Andre’s All-Star’s.” Drummond spoke to local media during the appearance, where the Bulls new big …

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Another report Nets now plan to keep Kyrie Irving this season

Lakers fans, I hope you like the idea of Russell Westbrook on your team for another year. Kyrie Irving doesn’t appear headed to the Lakers or anyone else. Echoing previous reports, Shams Charania at the Athletic said that Irving is committed to the Nets and they plan to keep him around. All-Star Kyrie Irving also opted into his $37 million …

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Michael Jordan will be included in PGA 2K23

Michael Jordan will be included in PGA 2K23 originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Tiger Woods will be the face of the PGA 2K23 cover this year. But, he won’t be the only GOAT in the game. Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls legend and Hall of Famer, will be included in the popular simulation golf game. 2K is offering the “Michael Jordan …

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Gilbert Arenas, Michael Jordan lead All-Blue and Bronze era Wizards team

Arenas, Jordan lead All-Blue and Bronze era Wizards team originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington When Bradley Beal wears the Wizards’ blue and bronze 25th anniversary throwback jerseys this season, it will be his first time wearing them in an NBA game. Beal was drafted by the Wizards in 2012 and those uniforms were phased out before the 2011-12 season. …

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Steph Curry has no chill with ‘night night,’ even on family vacation

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here to see it. Steph has no chill with ‘night night’ celly, even on vacation originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea No one is safe from becoming the next victim of Steph Curry’s “night night” celebration. Not even on vacation. On Sunday night, Curry’s sister Sydel Curry-Lee …

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Memphis Grizzlies have had discussions about Durant trade

Kevin Durant trade talks have been stalled out among the teams we knew to be at the top of the leaderboard. The Celtics had not significantly increased their offer from what was originally on the table (Jaylen Brown, Derrick White and picks) and had not had serious discussions for a while. The Toronto Raptors still will not include Rookie of …

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Bryce James receives first Division I college basketball offer

Bryce James, the youngest son of LeBron James, announced late Sunday that he received his first college basketball scholarship offer from a Division I program. Bryce, 15, confirmed on Instagram that he received an offer letter from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The team is coached by Keith Dambrot, who coached LeBron for two years in high school at St. …

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Loyola’s Sister Jean turns 103, has train stop named for her

CHICAGO — Loyola University’s Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt got some Chicago hardware with her name on it for her 103rd birthday. School, city and state leaders celebrated with the Catholic nun who became something of a folk hero as chaplain for the Loyola men’s basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four in 2018. A highlight was the renaming in …

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Bucks’ MarJon Beauchamp reacts to playing in CrawsOver Pro-Am

Milwaukee Bucks rookie MarJon Beauchamp expressed his gratitude on social media to have the opportunity to play in the CrawsOver Pro-Am over the weekend in Seattle, Washington. Beauchamp, who was born in Yakima, Washington, was among several NBA players that hit the court in the event, which was founded by Jamal Crawford. In addition to Beauchamp, Los Angeles Lakers forward …

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Bulls’ Horace Grant places three championship rings up for auction

Horace Grant places three championship rings up for auction originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Bulls forward Horace Grant posted his rings for auction from the Bulls’ first three-peat with Heritage Auctions, according to TMZ Sports. Grant played seven seasons with the Bulls. Not only did he rack up three championships with the team, he was selected to the NBA …

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Nets desperately seeking better trade offers for Kevin Durant

NBA training camps begin in a little more than a month, and Kevin Durant — among the league’s MVP favorites two months into last season — is still available nearly eight weeks after he requested a trade. Everyone inquired about the asking price from the outset, and a slew of negotiations have been reported, but the Brooklyn Nets have yet to …

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Bold predictions for the 2022 Thunder rookie class

The only additions the Oklahoma City Thunder made to their roster were through the 2022 NBA draft. The Thunder ended up selecting four rookies in Chet Holmgren, Ousmane Dieng, Jalen Williams and Jaylin Williams. Outside of those four, the Thunder had a relatively quiet summer where their headliners included handing out extensions to Lu Dort and Kenrich Williams while brining …

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Nets star Ben Simmons has been cleared for 3-on-3 basketball

While a lot of attention is on Brooklyn Nets disgruntled star Kevin Durant, it’s important for fans to remember that coming off of injury is the crafty and talented playmaking forward Ben Simmons. Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that Simmons has officially been cleared for 3-on-3 basketball following his surgery earlier this year: Simmons has been cleared for …

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