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LeBron James Hopes Cavaliers Don't Fire Tyronn Lue

Jan 20, 2018 7:57 PM

LeBron James was asked about the possibility of Tyronn Lue being fired as head coach of the Cavaliers following their blowout loss on Saturday against the Thunder.

“I would hope not, but really don’t know," said James. "I don’t know what’s going to happen with our team. I have no idea what conversations have been going on. I’ve been trying to stay as laser-sharp as I can to keep my guys ready to go out and play."

Lue replaced David Blatt as head coach approximately two years ago.

"We got a lot of things going on," said James. "It’s not 1. It’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. We got some searching to figure out how we can be better.”

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Zion Williamson Commits To Duke

Jan 20, 2018 8:22 PM

Zion Williamson has committed to Duke.

Williamson is widely considered the second best prospect in the incoming class of 2018.

Williamson will join top overall recruit R.J. Barrett at Duke.

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Pelicans Sign DeAndre Liggins To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Jan 20, 2018 7:50 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed guard DeAndre Liggins to a second 10-day contract. 

Liggins, 6-6, 209, who was signed to his first 10-day contract with New Orleans on Jan. 10, has appeared in one game with the Pelicans, logging 11 minutes and recording four points, one rebound and one assist.

New Orleans’ roster currently stands at 18.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Resting Sore Knee For Eight Days

Jan 20, 2018 9:43 AM

After consulting with the Bucks performance staff, Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the next two games to manage soreness in his right knee. By not playing in Saturday's game at Philadelphia and Monday’s home game vs. Phoenix, Antetokounmpo will have eight days without playing in a game, using that time to receive treatment. 

Antetokounmpo has missed two games this season with right knee soreness. He plans to return to game action on Jan. 26 when the Bucks face the Brooklyn Nets at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

In his fifth season, Antetokounmpo ranks first in the NBA in minutes played (37.4) and second in scoring at 28.2 points per game while averaging career-highs in rebounds per game (10.1) and field goal percentage (.546). 

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Billy Preston Signs With BC Igokea

Jan 20, 2018 9:51 AM

Billy Preston has signed with BC Igokea, a European club located in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Preston had not appeared in a regular season game this season for Kansas as the school investigates the "financial picture" of a car Preston was driving in a single-car accident from early November.

Preston was a top-20 recruit in the incoming 2017 class.

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Tags: Billy Preston, Kansas Jayhawks, BC Igokea, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Teams

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DeAndre Jordan, Lou Williams Receiving Trade Interest From Cavaliers

Jan 19, 2018 7:32 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in both DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Both Jordan and Williams will be free agents in 2018.

The Cavaliers have also registered interest in George Hill.

The Cavaliers own the 2018 first round pick of the Brooklyn Nets but they've been reluctant to include it in any trade proposals. The Cavaliers are shopping Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith in trade talks.

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Tags: DeAndre Jordan, Lou Williams, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Andrew Bogut Receiving Interest From Multiple Playoff Teams

Jan 19, 2018 5:26 PM

Andrew Bogut is receiving interest from multiple playoff teams.

Bogut is expected to sign with a team following the Feb. 8th trade deadline as teams are preserving extra roster spots in case of an unbalanced trade.

Bogut was released by the Lakers in early January.

Marc Stein/New York Times

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Cavaliers Interested In Trading For George Hill

Jan 19, 2018 4:32 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in trading for George Hill.

Hill signed a three-year, $57 million deal with the Sacramento Kings during the 2017 offseason, but the franchise has pivoted back towards youth development. The final season of Hill's deal is partially guaranteed.

Hill can play either guard position and also come off the bench.

Cleveland has a crowded backcourt due to the presence of Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose.

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Tags: George Hill, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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RealGM Radio: Seerat Sohi

Jan 19, 2018 3:46 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Seerat Sohi of SB Nation, The Athletic and more (@DamianTrilard) catch up on a wild week in the NBA and the season at the halfway point.

They discuss the MLK Day shenanigans between the Rockets and Clippers, Toronto’s place in the Eastern Conference hierarchy, which teams will become contenders and much more.

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Celtics Sign Jarell Eddie To 10-Day Contract

Jan 19, 2018 11:33 AM

The Boston Celtics have agreed to sign Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract.

Boston has had an open roster spot.

Eddie has played in 31 career NBA games with the Wizards and Suns.

Eddie is averaging 17.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 32.3 minutes per game this season in the G League. Eddie is also shooting better than 50 percent on three-pointers this season.

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Enes Kanter Hopes To Spend Remainder Of Career With Knicks
Enes Kanters believes he's found a home after just 45 games with the franchise.

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Hornets Have Tried To Trade Nicolas Batum, Dwight Howard, Marvin Williams, Kidd-Gilchrist
Nicolas Batum is owed $100 million over four seasons.

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Kemba Walker Made Available In Trade Talks By Hornets
Charlotte views a trade of Kemba Walker as a reset of the franchise.

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Curry, Harden, Durant, Davis, Cousins Named Western Conference All-Star Starters
Stephen Curry will serve as one of the two captains.

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LeBron, Giannis, Embiid, Kyrie, DeRozan Named Eastern ASG Starters
Joel Embiid has been voted onto his first All-Star team.

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Kris Dunn Out Indefinitely With Concussion
Kris Dunn's two dislocated front teeth were stabilized and have been splinted with braces as the form of treatment.

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Lakers To Sign Nigel Hayes To 10-Day Contract
Nigel Hayes is averaging 14.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30 games this season in the G League for Westchester.

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Arron Afflalo Receives Two-Game Suspension For Fight With Nemanja Bjelica
Arron Afflalo landed a punch on Nemanja Bjelica.

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RealGM Radio: NBA Tiers With Tim Bontemps
Host Danny Leroux and Tim Bontemps lay out their tiers for the entire NBA.

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LeBron James Receives Most 2018 All-Star Games Votes
LeBron James will be of the two captains for the All-Star Game.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Video: NBA All-Star Game Leading Vote Getters
Who would have been captains of the All-Star Game historically?

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Harry Giles Ruled Out For Entire 17-18 Season
Sacramento plans on having Harry Giles participate in Summer League.

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Damian Lillard Still Believes Market Size Still Matters For National Attention
Damian Lillard is committed to the Blazers and wants to become their best player in franchise history.

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Derrick Rose 'Just Wants To Hoop' As He Returns From Injury
Derrick Rose is on the verge of returning from his ankle injury and is not concerned with his role on the Cavaliers.

Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Steve Ballmer Was Eager To Evaluate Doc Rivers As Head Coach
After dealing with a number of injuries, the Clippers have been playing well with a makeshift set of rotations.

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Dunc'd On: Southeast Division Trade Deadline Preview; Kawhi Out Again, NOP/ATL
Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux recap recent NBA news and preview the trade deadline for the Southeast Division.

Nets Granted $6M Disabled Player Exception For Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin was injured and ruled out for the season following his opening night injury.

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LeBron James Finds Current Season With Cavs Most Challenging
The Cavaliers have struggled during the middle of each of LeBron James' four seasons back with the franchise.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green Receive Two-Game Suspensions
Chris Paul and James Harden will not receive a suspension for their role.

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Pelicans Receive $2.75M Disabled Player Exception
Alexis Ajinca underwent surgery in December on his right knee and is likely out for the season.

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