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Kevin Love Ruled Out For Second Round Series

Apr 27, 2015 7:05 PM

Kevin Love has been ruled out for the Cleveland Cavaliers' entire second round series with a dislocated shoulder.

Love underwent X-rays and an MRI, which showed an acute anterior inferior glenohumeral dislocation with the corresponding ligament/labrum tearing and humeral head bone bruising.

Love will undergo treatments while additional treatment options are considered.

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Tags: Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Injury

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J.R. Smith Suspended Two Games

Apr 27, 2015 7:07 PM

J.R. Smith has been suspended two games by the NBA for his hit on Jae Crowder.

Smith will miss Games 1 and 2 of the second round.

Iman Shumpert figures to play a bigger role with Smith out.

Kendrick Perkins received a $15,000 fine, but was not suspended.

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Tags: J.R. Smith, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Chandler Parsons May Need Microfracture Surgery

Apr 27, 2015 7:41 PM

Chandler Parsons may need to undergo microfracture surgery on his right knee. There remains a possibility that the cartilage damage could be repaired with arthroscopic surgery.

Parsons would miss the beginning of next season if he undergoes microfracture surgery.

Parsons, who the Dallas Mavericks Mavs signed to a three-year, $46 million contract as a restricted free agent last season, missed the final six games of the regular season due to soreness and swelling in his right knee.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Tags: Chandler Parsons, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Injury

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Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast: April 27th

Apr 27, 2015 3:00 AM

In Monday's episode, host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) break down an eventful weekend of playoff action and also answer some listener questions (submitted with #DuncdOn) including rest vs. rust and the importance of some recent injuries.

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The Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast is now also available on its own iTunes page.

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NBA Signs Socks Deal With Stance

Apr 27, 2015 2:00 PM

The NBA has signed a deal with Stance to put their company logo on socks.

This deal marks the first time a company has placed a logo on NBA socks.

Stance is a maker of socks.

Scott Soshnick/Bloomberg

Tags: NBA, NBA CBA

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Georgios Printezis Named Euroleague Player Of The Month

Apr 27, 2015 12:54 PM

Georgios Printezis of Olympiacos has been named Euroleague Player of the Month for April.

Printezis averaged 14.5 points on 60% two-point shooting, 5.2 rebounds and a performance index rating of 16.8 in six April games. But where he most impressed were Olympiacos’s three victories in the playoffs. There his numbers jumped to 18.3 points on 70.8% shooting, 5.3 rebounds and an averaged performance index rating of 22

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Tags: Georgios Printezis, Olympiacos, Euroleague, International, International Award, International Teams, International League

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Lillard: No Reason To Believe Aldridge Won't Re-Sign With Blazers

Apr 27, 2015 4:37 PM

Damian Lillard understands the NBA is a business when it comes to the possibility of LaMarcus Aldridge signing elsewhere in free agency.

"You seen LeBron [James] leave Cleveland and come back to Cleveland," Lillard said. "Guys will do what's best for them. You've got to do what's best for you when you're pursuing a ring or whatever it is."

Lillard is still confident that Aldridge will return to the Portland Trail Blazers.

"I don't have any reason to believe why he wouldn't be back here," Lillard said.

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Tags: Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Brandon Ingram Commits To Duke

Apr 27, 2015 6:12 PM

Brandon Ingram has committed to Duke as a member of the 2015 recruiting class, he announced on Monday.

The 6-foot-8 small forward is ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the ESPN 100. Ingram was one of the top risers late in the recruiting process after excelling at the McDonald's All-American Game and Nike Hoop Summit. He's considered a likely one-and-done prospect due to his length and shooting ability.

A North Carolina native from Kinston High School, Ingram chose the local Blue Devils over Kansas, Kentucky, N.C. State, North Carolina, and UCLA. He becomes the fifth commit for Duke's 2015 recruiting class, joining five-star center Chase Jeter, five-star point guard Derryck Thornton, four-star shooting guard Luke Kennard, and three-star center Antonio Vrankovic.

Tags: Brandon Ingram, Duke Blue Devils, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

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Jae Crowder Diagnosed With Left ACL Sprain

Apr 27, 2015 12:14 PM

Jae Crowder has been diagnosed with a left ACL sprain.

Crowder was injured on a play in which he was hit in the face by J.R. Smith.

Crowder appeared to have seriously injured his knee at the time.

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Tags: Jae Crowder, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Injury

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Celtics Closed Gap On Lakers As Suitor For Kevin Love

Apr 26, 2015 11:45 PM

Throughout the season, the Boston Celtics closed the gap on the Los Angeles Lakers as a possible destination for Kevin Love if he left the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to sources.

The Celtics were waiting for July, and the chance to let coach Brad Stevens lay out Love's expanded role in his system. General manager Danny Ainge wanted a chance to sell Love on a vision for surrounding him with complementary talent, on maximizing his popularity as New England's next star.

Love could miss time in the Cavaliers' second round series.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kevin Love, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast: April 28th
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux analyze Monday's games and some key coaching decisions along with injury news out of Cleveland and Dallas.

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Mike Conley To Undergo Surgery For Facial Fractures
Mike Conley has been ruled out for Game 4 and is already on his way back to Memphis after suffering a serious facial injury below his left eye.

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Monty Williams Confident In Return As Pelicans' Coach
Monty Williams will be in the final year of his contract next season.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Anthony Davis To Receive $140M+ Max Offer From Pelicans
The exact figure of the contract will depend on how the cap increases in 2016, but the Pelicans will offer Anthony Davis the maximum allowed.

Marc Stein/ESPN

J.R. Smith Ejected For Hit On Jae Crowder
J.R. Smith was ejected from Game 4 for hitting Jae Crowder in the head underneath the basket.

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Kevin Love Suffers Dislocated Left Shoulder
Kevin Love and Kelly Olynyk became entangled when battling for a rebound.

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Marcus Smart Late To Shootaround, Minutes In Game 4 May Be Reduced
Marcus Smart overslept and was late arriving for shootaround.

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Rick Carlisle Fined $25K By NBA For Public Criticism Of Officiating
Rick Carlisle has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating following a 130-128 loss on Friday to the Rockets.

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Carlisle Believes Refs Have Not Controlled Physicality In Mavs-Rockets Series
Mark Cuban also appeared agitated about the officiating, with Adam Silver in attendance.

Brad Townsend/Dallas Morning News

Kawhi Leonard Doesn't Expect To Pursue Offer Sheet Beyond Spurs
For now, there's no scenario where Kawhi Leonard plans to pursue offer sheets on the market, according to sources.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jazz, Joe Ingles Share Interest For New Deal
Joe Ingles is eligible to sign a $1.5 million qualifying offer for next season with the Jazz.

Randy Hollis/Deseret News

NBA To Hold Serious Talks On Eliminating Hack-A-Shaq
Adam Silver acknowledged that changing rules is difficult, but that the league must consider whether the Hack-a-Shaq detracts from the game's entertainment value.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Thibodeau's Confidants Expect Him To Be Fired By Bulls In Offseason
Tom Thibodeau's propensity to give what some may believe to be excessive minutes to some of his players has been an issue with the front office.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Doug McDermott Denies Rumors Father Called Bulls Complaining About Minutes
Doug McDermott has had a disappointing rookie season dealing with injuries and not featuring in Tom Thibodeau's rotation.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Malik Newman Commits To Mississippi State
Malik Newman's decision came down to Mississippi State, Kentucky and Kansas.

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Report: Referee Would Have Called Foul On Curry Shot If He Had Missed
Stephen Curry sent Game 3 into overtime with a game-tying three-pointer when Marreese Speights recovered Curry's previous attempt.

Marcus Thompson/San Jose Mercury News

Buddy Hield Returns To Oklahoma For Senior Season
Buddy Hield announced Friday morning that he will return to Oklahoma for his senior season.

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Guillermo Hernangomez Declares For Draft
Guillermo Hernangomez is considered a potential first round pick.

Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

Thunder Considering Ettore Messina As Head Coach Candidate
Ettore Messina has had great success as a head coach in Europe and is currently an assistant coach with the Spurs.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast: April 24th
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux analyze Thursday's games and break down Golden State's comeback in New Orleans.

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