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Tim Frazier Signing With Blazers For Remainder Of Season

Mar 30, 2015 5:16 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers will sign Tim Frazier to a contract for the remainder of the season.

Frazier was just named D-League Player of the Week.

The Blazers need depth in the backcourt with Wesley Matthews out for the season.

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Tags: Tim Frazier, Portland Trail Blazers, Maine Red Claws, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Award, D-League Teams

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Patrick Beverley To Undergo Surgery On Wrist, Out For Season

Mar 30, 2015 2:20 PM

Patrick Beverley will miss the remainder of the season after deciding to undergo surgery on his wrist.

Beverley has had multiple injuries, struggling through last season’s playoffs with a knee injury and going out this season after two games with a hamstring injury.

Beverley will be a free agent this offseason.

 

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Tags: Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Myles Turner Declares For 2015 NBA Draft

Mar 30, 2015 11:57 AM

Myles Turner has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Turner spent one season at Texas where he averaged 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game.

Turner is a likely late lottery pick.

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Chris Mullin Agrees To Become Head Coach Of St. John's

Mar 30, 2015 4:45 PM

Chris Mullin has accepted St. John's offer to become head coach.

“He’s in,” a source close to Mullin told the Daily News, adding that he’s on his way to New York.

Mullin is St. John's all-time leading scorer.

Mullin served in several capacities with the Golden State Warriors, including five seasons as general manager. He is leaving a position as an advisor for the NBA Sacramento Kings.

 

Roger Rubin, Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: Sacramento Kings, St. John's Red Storm, NCAA, NBA

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Stephen Curry, Brook Lopez Named NBA Players Of The Week

Mar 30, 2015 3:19 PM

Stephen Curry and Brook Lopez have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Curry helped the Warriors to a 4-0 week, with all four wins coming against teams that would be in the playoffs if the season ended today. He averaged 30.0 points (third in the conference) and 8.0 assists (second in the conference), and connected on 24-of-38 three-point field goals (63.2 percent). Curry posted back-to-back point-assist double-doubles on March 24 and 27 during wins over the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies.

Lopez led the Nets to a 3-1 week behind a conference-best 28.8 points, 8.5 rebounds (10th in the conference) and 2.25 blocks (tied-third in the conference). Lopez shot 57.8 percent from the field overall and converted better than 60.0 percent twice. He recorded two point-rebound double-doubles, including a 34-point, 10-rebound effort during which he also contributed three blocks and two steals in a 91-88 win over the Charlotte Hornets on March 25.

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Tags: Stephen Curry, Brook Lopez, Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Award

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R.J. Hunter Leaving Georgia State For NBA Draft

Mar 30, 2015 12:23 PM

R.J. Hunter will leave Georgia State to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Hunter finalized a decision with his family, including his father, Georgia State coach Ron Hunter, over the weekend, sources said.

 

Hunter is considered a late first round pick after averaging 19.7 points per game for Georgia State.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: R.J. Hunter, Georgia State Panthers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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Derrick Rose Returns To Full Contact Practice

Mar 30, 2015 4:38 PM

Derrick Rose returned to the contact portions of practice on Monday and is on track for his four-to-six week recovery from a knee injury.

"He was aggressive," Tom Thibodeau said. "He was a little winded, but we expected that. Overall, I thought it was good. He said he feels good physically. The big thing is going to be the wind and conditioning. He’s been out a long time."

The goal is for Rose to log as many regular-season games as possible with the Chicago Bulls to build chemistry and conditioning.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Tags: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Injury

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Westchester Fires Kevin Whitted As Head Coach

Mar 30, 2015 12:53 PM

The Westchester Knicks of the D-League have fired Kevin Whitted as head coach.

Craig Hodges will take over head coaching duties for the final games of the season.

The two coaches had tension throughout the season running the triangle offense with the second-worst record in the D-League.

Whitted, a first-year coach, was hired by Westchester general manager Allan Houston, his former Tennessee teammate.

 

Hodges is a Jackson disciple.

Marc Berman/New York Post

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Tim Frazier Named D-League Player Of The Week

Mar 30, 2015 3:24 PM

Maine Red Claws guard Tim Frazier has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 23 – Sunday, March 29. This is the third Performer of the Week honor for Frazier this season.

Frazier’s Red Claws went 3-0 last week, clinching the Atlantic Division and the first overall seed in the Eastern Conference. During the week, he averaged 20.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting (22-for-45), to go along with 7.7 assists, 7.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals.

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Hibbert: Paul George Looks Like His Old Awesome Self In Practice

Mar 30, 2015 12:26 PM

Paul George has been cleared to return to game action and has been traveling the Indiana Pacers for weeks.

George has been impressive in practice as he works his way back from a broken leg.

"Seeing the things he does in practice, it's awesome," Roy Hibbert said. "He's coming. But I don't know what's going on with, I'm not a part of it. The training staff hasn't told us what they're planning on doing, and the front office doesn't. So they collectively talk. But the things he does in practice looks like the old PG, so whenever he comes back he'll be good ... People are going to be surprised. He's going to have a big play his first couple of possessions back."

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Tags: Paul George, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Kaminsky, Okafor, Grant, Cauley-Stein, Russell Named To AP All-American Team
Frank Kaminsky headlines the 2014-15 AP All-American Team as a unanimous selection.

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Nemanja Bjelica Named Euroleague Player Of The Month For March
Nemanja Bjelica finished the month with a stream of stats - 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block per game.

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Montrezl Harrell, Terry Rozier Declare For NBA Draft
Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier have decided to leave Louisville early to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.

The Courier-Journal

Rick Barnes Finalizing Deal To Become Head Coach At Tennessee
The Longhorns made a trip to the Final Four in 2003, but Rick Barnes' last Sweet 16 appearance came in 2008.

Gary Parrish/CBS Sports

Georges Niang Staying At Iowa State For Senior Season
Georges Niang has decided to remain at Iowa State for his senior season.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Ivan Rabb Delays Choosing Between Cal, Arizona
Ivan Rabb is the No. 7 recruit in the incoming class of 2015.

Gabe Encinas/Arizona Desert Swarm

Nuggets Claim Ian Clark Off Waivers
Ian Clark played in 23 games for the Jazz.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kentucky, Duke 5-Point Favorites In Final Four
Kentucky versus Duke is the probable matchup in the National Championship Game.

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Chris Mullin Offered St. John's Coaching Job
Chris Mullin is one of the greatest players in St. John's history, winning the Big East Player of the Year award three times in the 1980s.

Jeff Goodman, Jeff Borzello/ESPN

Alessandro Gentile Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 12
Alessandro Gentile had a career-high 29 points.

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Texas Fires Rick Barnes After 17 Seasons
Two coaches interested in the Texas opening and who will be in the mix to replace Rick Barnes are Wichita State's Gregg Marshall and VCU's Shaka Smart.

ESPN

Ricky Ledo Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Knicks
Ricky Ledo has played in five games with the Knicks.

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Celtics Could Pursue Offer Sheet With Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard will be a restricted free agent in the offseason and will receive interest for contract offer sheets.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Clippers Sign Lester Hudson On 10-Day Contract
Lester Hudson played in the Chinese Basketball Association this season.

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Mark Cuban Irked About Officiating Treatment Of Monta Ellis
Mona Ellis ranks 10th in the league with 609 drives this season and 35th in the league in free throws attempted with 277.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Dwight: Harden And I Aren't Super Close But We Talk
Dwight Howard was asked if his relationship with Kobe Bryant has informed how he and James Harden get along.

Ben Golliver/Sports Illustrated

Kevin Love's Best Relationship With Star Player Is Westbrook
Russell Westbrook can become a free agent in 2017, while Kevin Love's free agency will be in 2015 or 2016.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN (via Nick Dudukovich/Factory of Sadness)

Donatas Motiejunas Out Minimum Of 1-2 Weeks With Back Injury
Donatas Motiejunas will be removed from basketball activities for one to two weeks.

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Shaq Wishes He Had More Patience Instead Of Leaving Magic In 1996
Shaquille O'Neal returned to the Magic on Friday to be inducted into the franchise's Hall of Fame.

AP

Rashad Vaughn Plans To Enter NBA Draft
Most teams see Rashad Vaughn currently as a second-round pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports