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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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Tags: DeAndre Liggins, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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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Tags: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Injury

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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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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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Kemba Walker Made Available In Trade Talks By Hornets

Jan 19, 2018 10:02 AM

The Charlotte Hornets are open to trading Kemba Walker ahead of this year's trade deadline.

The Hornets are looking to attach some of their bad contracts along with Walker, who earns just $12 million per season through 18-19.

Charlotte views a trade of Walker as a reset of the franchise.

The Hornets are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference.

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Tags: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets, 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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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.

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Tags: Andrew Bogut, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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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Tags: Jarell Eddie, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Hornets Have Tried To Trade Nicolas Batum, Dwight Howard, Marvin Williams, Kidd-Gilchrist

Jan 19, 2018 10:08 AM

While the Charlotte Hornets are prepared to trade franchise cornerstone Kemba Walker, they previously made a number of other players available in trade talks.

League sources say the Hornets have explored trades involving Nicolas Batum, Dwight Howard, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but there was little interest from rival teams.

Batum is owed $100 million over four seasons while Howard has $47 million over two years, and Williams is owed $42 million over three years. Kidd-Gilchrist has $39 million over three years on his rookie scale extension.

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Tags: Nicolas Batum, Dwight Howard, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marvin Williams, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Enes Kanter Hopes To Spend Remainder Of Career With Knicks

Jan 19, 2018 11:20 AM

After bouncing from the Utah Jazz to the Oklahoma City Thunder and now the New York Knicks over the past few seasons, Enes Kanters believes he's found a home after just 45 games with the franchise.

Kanter has felt more at home in New York with its large Turkish community.

"You still miss your own food," said Kanter. "You still miss Turkish people, talking Turkish, you still miss your culture. That's why New York is the best place to be because everywhere you go there's Turkish people, your friends are here, you can go to eat Turkish food every day. In Utah we had none. OKC, we had one restaurant. ... It just makes you feel warmer, it makes you feel more welcome."

Kanter had low expectations for the Knicks before his arrival.

"Before I came here, you were hearing it or were thinking, 'Oh, it's New York, they haven't made the playoffs for the last whatever years. The organization is not good. They're changing the GMs and all this other stuff. People are not good there.' ... But after I came, I realized that this is the place that I want to be and to play for a long time. Because people in the organization are so warm and so welcoming."

Kanter was asked what led him to decide he wants his future to be with the Knicks.

"I remember during the draft I went to see a lot of organizations. But after you play in New York, you don't really want to go anywhere else. The people around are so cool. I remember maybe it was my second month here. I was thinking, 'This place is so cool, I want to retire here.' I remember one of the media guys was asking me, 'Is it too early to decide because you've been here for not even a half season? Why did you want to decide that you wanted to retire as a Knick?" I was like, 'This is the place I want to be.' You play at Madison Square Garden, you see all the famous people. I'm really cool with Ben Stiller."

Kanter has a player option for the 18-19 season.

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Billy Preston Signs With BC Igokea
Billy Preston was a top-20 recruit in the incoming 2017 class.

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LeBron James Hopes Cavaliers Don't Fire Tyronn Lue
LeBron James was asked about the possibility of Tyronn Lue being fired as head coach.

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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.

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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.

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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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Kawhi Leonard Out Indefinitely Continuing Quad Rehab
Kawhi Leonard has played in only nine games this season.

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