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Mitch Kupchak, after 36 years, says goodbye to the Los Angeles Lakers

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — Mitch Kupchak and Jerry West. (Getty Images) Mitch Kupchak was ready. He was going to be a Laker for life. Not the king of Los Angeles or even a member of the marquee group, but it was enough. The season was 1981-82, and the 26-year old Kupchak ( newly outfitted with a seven-year, $6.3 million free agent deal given to him by Los Angeles basketball chief Jerry West) was set to be the team’s...
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Chris Paul has been medically cleared to return to the Clippers

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — Chris Paul’s on the comeback trail. (AP) Well, this is a neat post-All-Star-break/pre-trade-deadline surprise: [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Basketball contest now | Free NBA Yahoo Cup entry ] Doc said Chris Paul is medically cleared. He COULD play tomorrow but not yet decided. Doc said he looked good in practice. — Rowan Kavner (@RowanKavner) February 22, 2017 That’s...
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NBA Trade Deadline: Will all of the Pacers return to work on Wednesday?

Indy Cornrows (Tom Lewis) — The Pacers return to work amidst trade deadline chatter. The break portion of the NBA All-Star break ends for the Pacers on Wednesday afternoon as they return to work at the Fieldhouse to begin prepping for a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday, starting with a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday at the Fieldhouse. The players will begin rolling into the Fieldhouse roughly 24...
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Report: Nuggets received $2.85 million from Trail Blazers in Mason Plumlee-Jusuf Nurkic trade

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — The Nuggets traded Jusuf Nurkic and the Grizzlies’ first-round pick to the Trail Blazers for Mason Plumlee and a second-rounder — a deal that didn’t appear to provide Denver enough value. But it seems we omitted a key piece of the Nuggets’ return. Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders: Also, $2.85 mil Denver got from Blazers […]
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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook against the universe: NBA All Star game preview, odds, and prediction

SBN: Welcome to Loud City (joshua broom) — A look at Russell Westbrook’s obstacles for tonight’s All-Star showcase; plus a complete primer of both rosters Storylines both competitive and personal abound tonight as Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook commands center stage upon the NBA's pinnacle showcase celebrating individual achievement. In a plot twist seemingly manufactured from the hills of Hollywood, OKC's firebrand...
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NBA All Star Game 2017 preview, odds, and primer; Westbrook of Oklahoma City Thunder aims for third MVP award

SBN: Welcome to Loud City (joshua broom) — An Oklahoma City Thunder look ahead for Sunday’s ongoing Westbrook/Durant saga; plus a complete analysis of all 24 NBA All-Stars Storylines both competitive and personal abound as Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook commands center stage during the NBA's pinnacle showcase for individual achievement. In a plot twist seemingly manufactured from the hills of Hollywood, OKC's firebrand...
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NBA All Star Game 2017 preview, odds, and primer; OKC Thunders Westbrook aims for third MVP award

SBN: Welcome to Loud City (joshua broom) — A look ahead to Sunday’s ongoing Westbrook/Durant saga; plus a complete analysis of all 24 NBA All-Stars Storylines both competitive and personal abound as reigning All-Star MVP Russell Westbrook commands center stage during the NBA's pinnacle showcase for individual achievement. In a plot twist seemingly manufactured from the hills of Hollywood, OKC's firebrand lone-wolf must stand united...
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The Rockets could use a minor deal before the deadline

The Dream Shake (Darren Yuvan) — The Rockets have some questions about their depth as we move towards the trade deadline. The Rockets have won 40 games before the All-Star break. They’re currently on pace for 57 wins for the season, which would be the most in a year since the Clutch City days. So it feels a little strange saying this, but the Rockets need to make a deal before the trading deadline. Wednesday night’s loss...
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Pacers drop to Wizards in sixth straight loss 111-98

Indy Cornrows (Nathan S.) — Indiana surrendered 15 three pointers and never led against Washington, entering the All-Star break on a lengthy losing streak. Myles Turner and Paul George each scored 17. A quick start from the Washington Wizards put the Indiana Pacers in the rearview mirror all night, as the Pacers extend their season long losing streak to six games. The Wizards started hot from three point range,...
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Shane Battier joins the Miami Heat front office's analytics (of course) department

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — Shane Battier, here for the party. (Getty Images) As is usually the case, the lure of Miami was too strong for a prominent NBA free agent to pass up. [Follow Ball Don’t Lie on social media: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Tumblr ] Instead of nailing a free agent player signing this time, the Heat have lured in a formidable ex-player: Shane Battier, who chose the Heat in 2011 ...
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New York Knicks: Is The Willy Hernangomez To Marc Gasol Comparison Valid?

Daily Knicks (Richard Bertin) — Willy Hernangomez has been compared to Marc Gasol on multiple occasions. Is it realistic to believe Hernangomez could be as good as Gasol? By now, you’ve likely heard the comparisons between New York Knicks rookie Willy Hernangomez and three-time All-Star Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies. At first, the comparisons were largely anecdotal. They’re both affable big men from […] ...
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Rise and resilience (and fall?) of Grizzlies’ Grit & Grind

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — How long will Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen continue their run together in Memphis?
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Grizzlies to Sign Toney Douglas for Remainder of Season?

Basketball Insiders (Susan Bible) — (Grizzlies coach David) Fizdale has tried rookie Wade Baldwin IV, Andrew Harrison and (Tony) Allen at backup point guard throughout the season. But (Toney) Douglas, who is on his second 10-day contract in Memphis, appears to be the keeper at the position. Barring a potential trade, indications are the Grizzlies intend to sign Douglas for […]
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It’s okay to say it. The Clippers should sink to the six seed.

SBN: Clips Nation (Matt Heller) — Don’t be ashamed. I’m secretly rooting for the Grizzlies too. Here are five compelling reasons Doc should want a view from the six. Playoff seeding matters. Sure, certain tortured fan bases with a soft spot for counterfactual histories may overstate just how much it matters. In retrospect, my argument that you can draw a direct causal link between Houston edging the Clippers for the...
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