Daily Archives: April 14, 2023

NBA announces finalists for MVP, Defensive Player of Year, other awards

The votes are in. But before the NBA officially announces the winners of MVP, Rookie of the Year and the other top awards around the league, they first released the three finalists for each award. There are no real surprises on this list, but check out the finalists for yourself (with comments on each) MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee)Joel Embiid (Philadelphia)Nikola …

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Miles Bridges suspended 30 games after pleading no contest to domestic violence; 20 games already served

Former Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges has been suspended 30 games without pay as a result of a domestic violence incident involving the mother of his children, the NBA announced on Friday. However, as Bridges went unsigned for the duration of the 2022-23 season following his arrest, the NBA has decided that 20 games out of those 30 have already …

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What Boston Celtics fans need to know about the Atlanta Hawks

The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks are set to face one another in the first round of the NBA’s 2023 Eastern Conference Playoffs, and the general consensus of how the series should go is both short and in the Celtics’ favor given Boston’s depth and level of talent far outclasses the Hawks. But this is not the same Atlanta squad …

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Knicks star Julius Randle (ankle) targeting return in Game 1 vs. Cavaliers

Julius Randle might be returning at just the right time for the New York Knicks. The All-Star forward is targeting a return from a sprained left ankle in Game 1 of the Knicks’ series against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Randle has reportedly been steadily improving and will test the injured ankle before making a …

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Adama Sanogo leaving UConn for NBA draft

STORRS, Conn. – UConn center Adama Sanogo announced Thursday he will leave the national champions and make himself eligible for the NBA draft. The 6-foot-9 junior from Mali, who was named Most Outstanding Player at this year’s Final Four, made his decision public in an Instagram post, thanking his family and coaches for their support. “I am so excited for …

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NBA playoffs 2023: Scores, results, series schedules as first round starts Saturday with Warriors-Kings, more

The 2023 NBA playoffs are here. The postseason kicked off this week with the Play-In Tournament, which wraps up Friday night with Bulls-Heat and Thunder-Wolves. The first round of the playoffs then get going Saturday, with a jam-packed schedule that features four games. 76ers vs. Nets gets it going in the East, with Celtics-Hawks, Cavaliers-Knicks and Kings-Warriors also featuring Game …

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Mikey Williams, Memphis basketball signee who was one of nation’s top recruits, arrested on felony gun charges

Getty Images Memphis basketball signee and top-20 recruit Mikey Williams was arrested Thursday on felony weapon charges in his hometown of San Diego, the San Diego Sheriff’s department confirmed to CBS8 News on Friday. Williams, one of the best guard prospects in the 2023 recruiting class and a social media star with millions of followers across multiple platforms was released in …

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Hornets’ Miles Bridges receives 30-game suspension from NBA

Hornets’ Miles Bridges receives 30-game suspension from NBA originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges has been suspended for a total of 30 games — with 20 games already served — by the NBA, following his involvement in a domestic violence incident that took place during the offseason. Bridges will serve the remaining 10 games of …

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Who are 15 best players in series?

Celtics-Hawks preview: Power ranking the 15 best players in series originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston It’s time for the stars to shine. The Boston Celtics begin their playoff journey Saturday afternoon at TD Garden when they battle the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of their first-round NBA playoff matchup. While the Hawks shouldn’t be overlooked after upsetting the Miami …

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Amari Bailey leaving UCLA after 1 season to enter NBA draft

LOS ANGELES – Amari Bailey has joined the exodus of UCLA players to the NBA draft. He announced his plans Thursday on his Instagram account. The freshman guard from Chicago started 28 of 30 games in his lone season in Westwood. He averaged 11.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists and was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team. He also …

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Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan expects ‘various looks’ after success vs. Heat

DeRozan expects ‘various looks’ after success vs. Heat originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago MIAMI — The Chicago Bulls won all three meetings against the Miami Heat this season, and DeMar DeRozan factored as a major reason why. DeRozan averaged 28.3 points on 64.7 percent shooting in three three games, one of which in the regular-season opener that featured Zach …

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NBA fines Mavericks $750,000 for conduct detrimental to the league after resting healthy players against Bulls

The NBA announced on Friday that the Dallas Mavericks are getting hit with a $750,000 fine for conduct detrimental to the league, after resting healthy players in an elimination game against the Chicago Bulls on April 7. The league determined that the Mavericks were trying to improve their draft lottery odds by losing the game against the Bulls, which also …

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Mavericks fined $750,000 for resting players in elimination game with Knicks draft pick implications

Apr 7, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban walks off the court after the Mavericks loss to the Chicago Bulls at the American Airlines Center. / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports After investigating the Dallas Mavericks’ roster decisions and game conduct towards their game against the Chicago Bulls on April 7, the NBA has fined the Mavs $750,000 …

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Kansas picks up crystal ball predictions for top UNC target

The recruitment of former Stanford forward Harrison Ingram is starting to pick up over the past few days. Harrison is set to hold in-home visits starting today with programs including North Carolina who will be down in Texas to see him. From there, he will officially visit Kansas on Monday and a decision could come after that. But it may …

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