Rookie Rankings, Week 6: Injuries Hurt Development, Too

Sheridan Hoops (Chris Bernucca) — When looking at the lottery picks of the 2014 NBA draft, it’s almost easier to list those who are healthy than those who are not. The torn ACL suffered this week by No. 2 pick Jabari Parker was devastating news for the Milwaukee Bucks, who have been surprisingly competitive throughout the first third of the season, currently […]
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Report: Minnesota agrees to trade Corey Brewer to Houston ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — This gives the Rockets a little more depth on the wing with Harden and Ariza.
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Sources: Rockets acquire Corey Brewer from Timberwolves Adrian Wojnarowski (Adrian Wojnarowski) — The Rockets are sending Troy Daniels to the Timberwolves in exchange for Corey Brewer.
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Kevin Durant (ankle injury) game-time decision vs. Lakers ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Thunder star sprained ankle against Warriors
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Mamba Out (Of Control)

ESPN: TrueHoop (Tom Haberstroh) — Here's a look inside the numbers to show how Kobe Bryant's love affair with the contested midrange jumper has burned the Lakers.
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Report: Mike Miller to replace Shawn Marion as Cavaliers’ starting shooting guard ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Miller starting against Nets in first game back from concussion
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Report: Mavericks targeting Jermaine O’Neal to replace Brandan Wright ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Sending Wright to the Celtics leaves major hole at backup center
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Hints of Tim Duncan

ESPN: TrueHoop (Henry Abbott) — 76ers coach Brett Brown on the status of the prized, injured big man Joel Embiid.
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Report: Mavericks “confident” they can re-sign Rajon Rondo ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Mark Cuban is too smart to pull the trigger on this kind of deal unless he has word he can keep his man.
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Report: Hornets pull Lance Stephenson off trade block ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Heat and Nets among teams that showed interest
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TrueHoop TV Live

ESPN: TrueHoop (Ethan Sherwood Strauss) — Chat. 2 p.m. ET. Be here.
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Mark Cuban finalized Rajon Rondo trade while on set for The Colbert Report finale ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Mavericks owner, one of many celebrities singing off Stephen Colbert, had his priorities in line
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Fantasy Spin: Durant Hurt; Rondo Trade Fallout

Sheridan Hoops (Kent Williams) — Kevin Durant $10900 scored 30 points in 19 minutes on Thursday before rolling his ankle. Though it’s not a serious sprain, his status tonight is unknown. Russell Westbrook $11500 might have to carve up L.A. by himself, with a little help from Serge Ibaka $6800. Do not expect much defense to be played in this one, but […]
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Kings a conundrum under Ranadive's reign

ESPN: TrueHoop (Patrick Redford) — Mike Malone’s sin wasn’t that he was incompetent, it’s that he was unspectacular. The deposed Sacramento coach was coaching the Kings like a basketball team. Team owner Vivek Ranadive wants them to be an evolutionary basketball experience.There are plenty of rationales floating around why Ranadive fired Malone. Almost none of them implicate the 2-8 slide since DeMarcus...
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Carmelo Anthony turning down the Bulls was a blessing in disguise for Chicago ProBasketballTalk (Sean Highkin) — The Bulls are better off with their depth and flexibility.
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