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Kawhi, Draymond, Avery Bradley lead 2016 All-Defensive First Team Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — It's probably not much consolation, after a postseason run that ended two rounds sooner than he would've liked, but Kawhi Leonard just earned a unanimous selection to the NBA's 2016 All-Defensive First Team. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] After getting selected on all but 13 First Team ballots last year , the San Antonio Spurs star and ...
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Joakim Noah leaving Bulls feels both unthinkable and inevitable Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — After nine years, two All-Star selections, a Defensive Player of the Year nod and countless barbaric yawps, Joakim Noah's time with the Chicago Bulls may be at an end. Following a disappointing season shortened by shoulder surgery , the 31-year-old center will enter unrestricted free agency this summer, and according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times , Noah has already begun to say his...
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Boston Celtics Daily Links 5/25/16

CelticsBlog (FLCeltsFan) — All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald   Could 76ers pull off trade with Celtics to draft Jamal Murray? Warriors facing long odds down 3-1, but it has been done Celtics Blog  High upside prospects already on the Celtics roster ESPN  Danny Ainge: Teams have inquired about Jordan Mickey, Terry Rozier Lex Nihil Novi  Celtics Take...
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Report: Joakim Noah tells teammates he’s leaving Bulls ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Joakim Noah said in January he wanted to re-sign with the Bulls. Chicago reportedly wants to keep him. A perfect match? Not quite. Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times: According to a Bulls player, Noah has been telling teammates the last few weeks that he was done with the organization once free agency begins, and […]
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Biyombo gives finger wag to ‘media bulls***,’ and other shootaround notes

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Bismack forever. Biyombo gives finger wag to ‘media bulls***,’ and other shootaround notes originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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For a historically good team, Warriors are losing historically badly ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — When the 62-win Jazz followed a Game 2 loss with a 96-54 setback to the Bulls in the 1998 NBA Finals, Utah coach Jerry Sloan offered a blunt assessment: “They ate us alive.” If that was the case, what should we say about these Warriors? We’ve never seen anything like Golden State, which won a […]
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NBA Draft 2016 Scouting Profile: Jaylen Brown

SBN (bswest5) — Cal freshman Jaylen Brown is polarizing player with great physical gifts, an NBA body, great rim-running abilities, and serious inconsistencies in his shooting, handles, and decision-making skills. Does he make sense for the Kings at #8? Jaylen Brown NBA Position: SG/SF General Information: 19 year old freshman, played at California. From Marietta, Georgia. Measurables: 6'5.25",...
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Playoff Purgatory: The 1990s Atlanta Hawks (Law Murray) — The Los Angeles Clippers have made the playoffs five years in a row. Each year, they fell short of the Conference Finals. They are in postseason purgatory. Over the next few weeks, ClipperBlog will feature the other 17 teams to make at least five consecutive postseason appearances without reaching the Conference Finals during the streak. Eight of those 17 teams broke through and eventually...
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Revisiting the most impactful playoff suspensions in NBA history Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — Since the NBA started rewarding physical altercations with harsher penalties in the early 1990s, we’ve thankfully seen the league’s players tone the actual fisticuffs down. Whereas former NBA players like Maurice Lucas, Kevin McHale and just about every late 1980s Detroit Pistons big man you can think of once got away with relatively slim fines for their actions, resulting generations have...
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A closer look at the Al-Horford-to-the-Rockets rumors

The Dream Shake (Darren Yuvan) — Horford was mentioned in last week's Rocket Fuel, but is he a good fit for the team? With the Dwight Howard situation  dissolving publicly right before our very eyes , it's looking less and less likely that D-12 returns to Houston. Despite Howard's public statements that he has yet to make an official decision in regards to his player option, the writing is undoubtedly on the wall....
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Raptors 105, Cavs 99; Jason Lloyd's 26 thoughts on Kevin Love, defense and a series that resets 2-2 TORONTO: Twenty-six thoughts for 26 points from Kyrie Irving in Monday’s 105-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors, evening the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2… 1.      All of the problems that plagued the Cavs throughout the regular season have returned at an inopportune time. That 10-game winning streak to start the postseason is gone, replaced by a team that can’t...
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Cavaliers must ramp up defensive aggressiveness after Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan combine for 67 TORONTO: Channing Frye could not have been more blunt about the state of the Cavaliers’ defense. Asked what was happening with it in Monday night’s 105-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals at Air Canada Centre, Frye said, “Obviously nothing. “They shot 54 percent. We’ve just got to look at the film and do better. That’s some bulls---.” But a...
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The painful history of groin shots involving 2016 NBA playoff stars Ball Don't Lie (Ben Rohrbach) — Surely you've seen the nut shot heard 'round the world  by now. As the NBA mulls Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green's status for Game 4 — following his leg's second straight unwelcome visit to Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams' groin — we need look no further than hours earlier for the last disciplinary measure to protect the NBA's crown jewels. After all, seldom-used...
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David Blatt: Get along with your star, or else 'you’re going to be in trouble' Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — The Cleveland Cavaliers lost on Saturday night , running head coach Tyronn Lue’s all-time postseason coaching record to an unacceptable 10-1. The Cavs are in no danger of being unseated by the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals, a score of injuries couldn’t even deny them a trip to Finals last season, and Cleveland is playing its best ball since LeBron James returned to the team...
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