Basketball Wiretap

Joel Embiid After 37 Point, 22 Rebound Performance: 'I'm The Most Unstoppable Player In The League'
Embiid also make a key block on Kyrie Irving to seal the 76ers' win.

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Duke Is Heaviest Tourney Favorite Since 2014-15 Kentucky
Duke was the most popular bet to win the title at sportsbook across the country.

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Lakers To Sign Scott Machado To 10-Day Contract
Scott Machado had been playing for the South Bay Lakers.

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Pelicans Claim Christian Wood Off Waivers
Christian Wood was waived this week by the Bucks.

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Nikola Mirotic Out Indefinitely With Sprained, Fractured Thumb
Nikola Mirotic is averaging 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 22.9 minutes per game.

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Kobe Bryant Endorses Trading Young Lakers For Anthony Davis
The Lakers had included Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram in trade talks with the Pelicans for Anthony Davis.

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Markelle Fultz Relocates To Orlando, Believes His TOS Is Getting Better Every Day
Markelle Fultz said the plan is to be able to shoot without discomfort or pain.

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Hawks 'Pretty Much Told' Chris Paul He'd Be Picked No. 2 At 2005 Draft
Chris Paul fell to No. 4 in the 2005 NBA Draft as the Hawks picked Marvin Williams Jr.

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RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie On The NCAA Tournament
Host Danny Leroux and draft expert Sam Vecenie of The Athletic preview the NCAA Tournament, focusing on 2019 NBA Draft prospects.

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RealGM Radio: 2019 Mascot Bracket
Host Danny Leroux and his biologist sister continue a family tradition by going through the full NCAA Tournament bracket as if the schools' mascots were fighting.

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Doc Rivers Reportedly Warned About Coaching LeBron James
Rivers shot down Lakers' rumors by verbally agreeing to a long-term extension with the Clippers.

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Damian Lillard Wants CJ McCollum To Rest Until Playoffs
McCollum will be re-evaluated later this week.

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Luke Walton: No Plans To Shut Down LeBron James
James' minutes are being monitored as he recovers from an injured groin.


Doc Rivers On Clippers: 'I Plan On Being Here A Long Time'
Rivers said that he and Steve Ballmer verbally agreed to a contract extension earlier in the season.

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Bucks Sign Tim Frazier
Frazier adds depth to the Bucks' backcourt following Malcolm Brogdon's injury.


Dunc'd On: Lakers/Clippers Drama; 15 in 60 East Part 2
Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux recap some recent NBA news and wrap up their Eastern Conference 15 in 60.

Wolves Sign Cameron Reynolds For Remainder Of Season
Cameron Reynolds has appeared in seven games for the Timberwolves this season, averaging 3.7 points in 14.9 minutes per game.

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Hawks Sign Deyonta Davis To 10-Day Contract
Deyonta Davis has been playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G League.

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Count The Dings Podcast Network Joins The Athletic
Rob Lopez, Wos Lambre, Dave DuFour, Travonne Edwards and producer Jade Hoye will join The Athletic.

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Doc Rivers, Lakers Have Mutual Interest
Doc Rivers has privately long expressed a desire to coach the Lakers or Knicks at some point in his career.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Wouldn't Want To Be 'More Americanized' To Become Face Of NBA
Giannis Antetokounmpo revealed that some of the people closest to him suggested he could become the face of the NBA if he had more American culture in him.

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Dirk Nowitzki Passes Wilt Chamberlain On NBA All-Time Scoring List
Nowitzki was passed by LeBron James in all-time scoring earlier this season.

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James Harden Says He Wants To Play In FIBA Basketball World Cup This Summer
Harden averaged 14.2 points for the gold medal side in 2014.


Draymond Green On Kevin Durant Free Agency: 'If He Go, He Go'
Green said that there are no ill effects from his confrontation with Durant earlier in the season.

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Isaiah Thomas On Potential Celtics Return: 'You Never Know'
Thomas reached out to Danny Ainge while a free agent last summer.

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DeMarcus Cousins' MRI On Ankle Come Back Negative
DeMarcus Cousins is listed as day-to-day moving forward.

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Scott Machado Named G League Player Of The Week
Scott Machado averaged 25.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 14.0 assists and 2.3 steals while shooting 50 percent from the field in three consecutive South Bay wins.

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Rudy Gobert, Bradley Beal Named NBA Players Of The Week
Rudy Gobert averaged 16.5 points, 15.5 rebounds and 2.25 blocks as the Jazz went 3-1.

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Bucks To Sign Tim Frazier, Waive Christian Wood
Milwaukee needs depth in the backcourt following the injury to Malcolm Brogdon.

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LeBron James Defines Lakers As 'Catering To Players, Everything Else Comes Secondary'
LeBron James was asked what the Lakers' message to pending free agents will be this offseason.

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