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Bucks’ Middleton likely to miss beginning of the season

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton probably won’t be available for the beginning of the season after undergoing surgery on his left wrist this summer. ”Hopefully soon after that.” the three-time All-Star said Sunday at the Bucks’ Media Day event. Middleton said he played through the wrist injury late last season before undergoing surgery. He was wearing a cast …

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5 storylines ahead of training camp

5 pre-camp storylines for the 2022-23 Sixers originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia The Sixers are almost officially back in business. The team’s media day is slated to begin Monday at 10 a.m. ET with a joint press conference for president of basketball operations Daryl Morey and head coach Doc Rivers. Training camp will start Tuesday in Charleston, South Carolina. …

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Suns’ Jae Crowder won’t participate in training camp while team seeks trade for veteran forward, per report

Getty Images It appears as though Jae Crowder’s time with the Phoenix Suns has come to an end. The Suns and Crowder have mutually agreed that Crowder will not participate in training camp as the organization seeks a trade for the veteran forward, according to The Athletic. The Suns are set to open training camp on Tuesday (Sept. 27).  Crowder …

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Suns say Crowder won’t be with team at training camp

PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix Suns starting forward Jae Crowder won’t be with the team for training camp, which opens on Tuesday. The Suns released a statement on Sunday saying the team and Crowder ”mutually agreed that he will not be with the team for training camp.” Crowder’s role with the team was uncertain this year with the Suns poised to give …

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Giannis Antetokounmpo says Stephen Curry is best player in the world: ‘The guy who wins is the best’

MILWAUKEE — When CBS Sports’ annual NBA Top 100 list was released earlier this month, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo stood alone at No. 1. Such lists are more for the fans and media rather than the players, but at Milwaukee’s media day on Sunday, Giannis weighed in with his own thoughts.  To little surprise, he downplayed his own standing …

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 20

The 2003-04 season was a tumultuous one for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, but by playoff time, it looked like they had regained some of their former mojo. However, they fell behind 2-0 in the Western Conference semifinals to the San Antonio Spurs, the team that had eliminated them the prior year in the same round and ended …

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Magic’s Fultz has broken left big toe ahead of camp opening

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Markelle Fultz has a broken left big toe and the Orlando Magic aren’t sure when he will be able to get back on the court. The Magic revealed the injury Sunday. Fultz is wearing a walking boot, and the team said ”his return to play will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation and treatment.” Surgery will …

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 18

On Nov. 30, 2006, the unexpectedly strong Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Utah Jazz at Staples Center. The Jazz were coming in with a gaudy 13-3 record, and they had defeated the Lakers just six days earlier in Salt Lake City, 114-108. The first quarter was rather unremarkable, as Kobe Bryant scored 10 points to help Los Angeles hold a …

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Can Miami take that final step to win a title?

Three seasons ago, the Miami Heat got all the way to the NBA Finals, coming within two games of taking home the fourth championship in franchise history, albeit in the COVID-19-related bubble in Orlando. Then, last year, they were within one game – and arguably one three-point attempt by star forward Jimmy Butler – from reaching the Finals again. Now, the …

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Steph Curry, Draymond Green ‘relieved’ by season’s structure, Steve Kerr says

Why Kerr deems season’s start as relief for Steph, Draymond originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea After winning their fourth NBA championship in June, it’s safe to say Steph Curry and Draymond Green both had an offseason full of activity. Between hosting awards shows, podcasting and taking care of their families, the Warriors duo exhibited some exemplary time management skills …

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 19

The Los Angeles Lakers’ acquisition of Pau Gasol in February 2008 not only made them championship contenders again, but it also set off something of a chain reaction across the NBA. A number of other contenders would make some deals in the coming weeks, but the most eye-opening one came just five days later when the Phoenix Suns traded Shawn …

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WATCH: Players discuss their upset victory in Norman

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Is Matisse Thybulle ready for a big step forward with 76ers?

Pregame of Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Matisse Thybulle brings a valuable NBA skill to the table — he is an elite perimeter defender. Two-time All-Defensive Team in three years in the league. But when the 76ers got up against Miami in the playoffs, Thybulle’s role shrank dramatically. While Doc Rivers needed his defense, Thybulle’s lack of an offensive game …

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Wildcats enter AP Top 25

For the fourth time in four seasons at Kansas State, Chris Klieman has the Wildcats in the AP Top 25. This time on the heels of another upset victory over the Oklahoma Sooners. The Wildcats enter this week’s poll at #25, receiving 166 total points and 41 ahead of the unofficial 26th-ranked team in the country, Kansas. Klieman’s squad impressed …

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Kevon Looney believes Warriors can have one of NBA’s best center tandems

Warriors can have best of both worlds with center tandem originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea SAN FRANCISCO — James Wiseman already had his welcome to the NBA moment, playing 39 games his rookie year with his first two coming in starts against superstars Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Saturday at Chase Center on the Warriors’ practice court was a …

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Will Lester Quinones Jr. play in NBA?

What Warriors fans can expect from Quiñones in 2022-23 season originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea SAN FRANCISCO – Lester Quiñones Jr. spent last basketball season with the University of Memphis Tigers, where he played well enough to be noticed by a gaggle of NBA teams. Shooters have a way of attracting the eyeballs of scouts, and Quiñones was a …

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Boston Celtics short-timer Perry Jones III signs with Los Prados de Santo Domingo

Field Level Media AP source: Cavs, Wade agree to 3-year contract extension CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers forward Dean Wade has agreed to terms on a three-year, $18.5 million contract extension with Cleveland, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday. Wade, who will compete in training camp for a spot in Cleveland’s starting lineup, will receive $16.5 …

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Wizards excited about potential of Beal-Kuzma-Porzingis trio

Wizards excited about potential of Beal-Kuzma-Porzingis originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington WASHINGTON — Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma have been teammates in the Wizards organization for over seven months now, but have yet to play together in a formal setting due to Beal’s recovery from left wrist surgery late last season. Even on Saturday, the first practice …

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Troy Brown Jr.’s memory of playing against LeBron James for first time

One of the Los Angeles Lakers’ biggest needs this offseason has been 3-and-D wings, and thus one of their free agent signings earlier this summer was Troy Brown Jr. In four NBA seasons, Brown has shown some promise as a role player who has improved his 3-point shooting percentage and possesses the potential to help the team corral superstar wings …

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Ime Udoka’s suspension suggests much more than a consensual relationship

When the news of the scandal surrounding Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka and the punishment of a year-long suspension to address it first broke, early reporting described the relationship Udoka had with a female team employee as “consensual“. But it would not take long to hear that an independent investigation into that ostensibly consensual relationship was launched after “unwanted …

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