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Lonzo Ball posts workout videos on Instagram

The Chicago Bulls have found themselves in a bit of limbo so far this season. Currently sitting as the No. 10 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 19-23 record, the Bulls have yet to meet their expectations entering this season nor match their play from last season. One crucial part to last season’s early success was Lonzo Ball, who …

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Go-Go’s Kris Dunn hoping journey leads back to NBA, the right way

Kris Dunn rebuilding his jumper with Capital City Go-Go originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington WASHINGTON — There was a time when Kris Dunn says he would use three or four different shooting forms in a single NBA game. Long in search of consistency from three-point range, that struggle unraveled his mechanics. He was lost. So, he rebuilt his jumper. …

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Warriors vs. Spurs prediction, odds, line, spread: 2023 NBA picks, Jan. 13 best bets from proven model

The Golden State Warriors begin a five-game road trip on Friday with an intriguing matchup. The Warriors visit the San Antonio Spurs in a game expected to set the NBA attendance record at the Alamodome. Golden State is 20-21 this season, with San Antonio entering at 13-29 overall. James Wiseman (ankle), Jonathan Kuminga (foot), and JaMychal Green (leg) are out …

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Kentucky, Calipari frustrated by season-long struggles

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky All-American forward Oscar Tshiebwe is wondering whether the Wildcats’ walk-ons should play at this point in a frustrating season, just to show some fire. For college basketball’s reigning player of the year to challenge his talented teammates speaks volumes of the crisis within one of the sport’s most prestigious and successful programs. “Play the people …

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Mac McClung accepts NBA Slam Dunk Contest invitation, per report

Blue Coats’ McClung reportedly accepts NBA Slam Dunk Contest invitation originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia The Sixers organization is set to have an unconventional entrant in the Slam Dunk Contest. Delaware Blue Coats guard Mac McClung has accepted an invitation to participate in this year’s contest, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Friday. McClung acknowledged the news on Twitter. The …

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76ers midseason check-in: Another MVP-caliber campaign from Joel Embiid highlights first half of season

Philadelphia’s 133-114 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night was the team’s 41st game of the season, which means they’ve officially reached the midway mark. With 50 percent of their schedule now in the rearview mirror, the Sixers sit at 25-16, which is good for fifth overall in the competitive Eastern Conference, behind the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, …

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Surprising Clemson on top with best ACC start

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Clemson coach Brad Brownell’s had a landmark ACC start at exactly the right time. The Tigers (14-3) lead the Atlantic Coast Conference at 6-0, the only undefeated team in league play. And it follows an underachieving 2021-22 season when athletic director Graham Neff put the program on notice that making the NCAA Tournament was a prime directive. …

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Tyrese Maxey discusses shooting struggles since returning to Sixers

PHILADELPHIA–Before he misses 18 games due to a left foot fracture, Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey was shooting the lights out at 42.2% from deep on 6.8 attempts from beyond the arc. In seven games since his return, Maxey is shooting just 30.6% from deep on 5.1 attempts. After shooting just 0-for-4 from beyond the arc in Thursday’s loss to …

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Deeper look at Arkansas’ struggles from 3-point range

When the Razorbacks fell to Duke in the Elite Eight last season, it was apparent that the only thing standing in their way of a Final Four was size. The Blue Devils bullied Arkansas on the glass, hauling in nine more rebounds in their nine-point victory. Over the offseason, head coach Eric Musselman took it upon himself to fix that …

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2023 NBA Slam Dunk Contest participants: Mac McClung, Shaedon Sharpe, KJ Martin in field for All-Star weekend

The NBA’s annual All-Star weekend will run from Feb. 17-19 this year, and for the first time since 1993, the Utah Jazz and Salt Lake City will play host. As usual, the most anticipated part of the weekend is All-Star Saturday Night, which features the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest.  While there have not been any official …

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Mount St. Mary’s vs. Manhattan live stream info, TV channel: How to watch NCAAB on TV, stream online

Who’s Playing Manhattan @ Mount St. Mary’s Current Records: Manhattan 5-10; Mount St. Mary’s 6-10 What to Know The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers will be returning home after a four-game road trip. Mount St. Mary’s and the Manhattan Jaspers will face off in an MAAC battle at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Knott Arena. Manhattan will be strutting in after …

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Does the NBA have a load management problem?

Each week during the 2022-23 NBA season, we will take a deeper dive into some of the league’s biggest storylines in an attempt to determine whether the trends are based more in fact or fiction moving forward. [Last time on Fact or Fiction: Have the Los Angeles Lakers failed LeBron James?] The NBA’s grueling schedule comes at a cost to …

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Which NBA teams should be sellers at the 2022-23 trade deadline?

Which NBA teams should be sellers at the 2022-23 trade deadline? originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Time is ticking for certain NBA franchises. The Feb. 9 trade deadline is less than a month away, and teams now need to decide, based on their position in the standings, if they will attempt a playoff push or kick the can and …

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Jae Crowder says he’s ‘confused and hurt’ by situation with Suns, teammates respect his decision

The Phoenix Suns could use Jae Crowder right about now. The Suns are currently dealing with injury issues to several key contributors, including Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Cam Johnson. As a result, they’ve lost eight of their last 10 games and slid below .500 on the season. Crowder, however, remains out of the picture in Phoenix.  The veteran forward …

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NBA on TNT crew rips Ben Simmons after he scored zero points vs. Celtics

NBA on TNT crew rips Simmons after he scored zero points vs. Celtics originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Brooklyn Nets were without their best player and leading scorer in Kevin Durant during Thursday night’s showdown with the first-place Boston Celtics at Barclays Center. It was an opportunity for Nets point guard Ben Simmons to step up and provide …

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