Yiannis Bouranis – TalkBasket.net https://www.talkbasket.net NBA, EuroLeague, FIBA basketball news Wed, 27 Jan 2021 06:08:24 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6 Lou Williams reacts to the Clippers playing through absences to key players: “We gotta be ourselves and play as a team” https://www.talkbasket.net/120471-lou-williams-reacts-to-the-clippers-playing-through-absences-to-key-players-we-gotta-be-ourselves-and-play-as-a-team https://www.talkbasket.net/120471-lou-williams-reacts-to-the-clippers-playing-through-absences-to-key-players-we-gotta-be-ourselves-and-play-as-a-team#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2021 06:08:18 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120471 Lou Williams shared his thoughts on the Clippers having to play through absences, just like they did against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. The Clippers had to play without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George (NBA Health and Safety protocols) and Pat Beverley (knee soreness). “We can’t go out there and try to be Kawhi, PG, […]

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Lou Williams reacts to the Clippers playing through absences to key players: “We gotta be ourselves and play as a team”

Lou Williams shared his thoughts on the Clippers having to play through absences, just like they did against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

The Clippers had to play without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George (NBA Health and Safety protocols) and Pat Beverley (knee soreness).

“We can’t go out there and try to be Kawhi, PG, or Pat. We gotta be ourselves and play as a team,” Lou Williams told reporters, via Tomer Azarly of Clutchpoints.

Williams and the Clippers were defeated by the Hawks (99-108) and saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end (13-5).

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Dwyane Wade rips potential Bradley Beal trade to the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/120468-dwyane-wade-rips-potential-bradley-beal-trade-to-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/120468-dwyane-wade-rips-potential-bradley-beal-trade-to-the-lakers#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2021 05:59:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120468 Dwyane Wade took to Twitter and reacted to the idea of a potential trade of Bradley Beal to the Los Angeles Lakers. Wade laughed at the idea and ripped the possibility of Beal joining the Lakers. Beal is under contract with the Washington Wizards until the end of the 2022/23 season. However, the poor start […]

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Dwyane Wade rips potential Bradley Beal trade to the Lakers

Dwyane Wade took to Twitter and reacted to the idea of a potential trade of Bradley Beal to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Wade laughed at the idea and ripped the possibility of Beal joining the Lakers.

Beal is under contract with the Washington Wizards until the end of the 2022/23 season. However, the poor start of the team (3-10) has created rumors regarding a trade to the Lakers.

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Mike James out vs ALBA Berlin; could part ways with CSKA Moscow https://www.talkbasket.net/120466-mike-james-out-vs-alba-berlin-could-part-ways-with-cska-moscow https://www.talkbasket.net/120466-mike-james-out-vs-alba-berlin-could-part-ways-with-cska-moscow#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2021 05:51:15 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120466 Mike James will not play against ALBA Berlin on Wednesday, while his presence in CSKA Moscow is in jeopardy. CSKA announced that James missing the game against the Germans was a club decision and it remains to be seen whether they will part ways with the American guard. James wanted to travel to the United […]

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Mike James out vs ALBA Berlin; could part ways with CSKA Moscow

Mike James will not play against ALBA Berlin on Wednesday, while his presence in CSKA Moscow is in jeopardy.

CSKA announced that James missing the game against the Germans was a club decision and it remains to be seen whether they will part ways with the American guard.

James wanted to travel to the United States to attend his grandfather’s funeral, who passed away a few days ago. However, the team didn’t let him and that may lead to the two sides terminating their contract.

Mike James is averaging 19.9 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in the EuroLeague this season.

For his part, Armani Milano guard Malcolm Delaney took to Twitter and expressed his support for James.

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis in Lakers’ injury report for the game vs the Sixers https://www.talkbasket.net/120457-lebron-james-anthony-davis-in-the-lakers-injury-report-for-the-game-vs-the-sixers https://www.talkbasket.net/120457-lebron-james-anthony-davis-in-the-lakers-injury-report-for-the-game-vs-the-sixers#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2021 04:03:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120457 LeBron James and Anthony Davis are in the injury report of the Los Angeles Lakers for the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. James is listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain, an injury he has been dealing with since the season opener. Meanwhile, Davis has a right ankle contusion and the Lakers […]

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis in Lakers’ injury report for the game vs the Sixers

LeBron James and Anthony Davis are in the injury report of the Los Angeles Lakers for the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

James is listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain, an injury he has been dealing with since the season opener.

Meanwhile, Davis has a right ankle contusion and the Lakers list him as probable for the contest.

Kostas Antetokounmpo (right knee patellar tenonditis) and Jared Dudley (right calf soreness) remain out for the defending champions.

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Kawhi Leonard, Paul George test negative for Covid-19, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/120455-kawhi-leonard-paul-george-test-negative-for-covid-19-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/120455-kawhi-leonard-paul-george-test-negative-for-covid-19-per-report#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2021 03:54:17 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120455 Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have entered the Health and Safety protocols of the NBA and it is still unclear when they will return to action. Per Farbod Esnaashari of Sports Illustrated, Leonard and George have tested negative for Covid-19. If they keep testing negative, they could return to action against the Orlando Magic on […]

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Kawhi Leonard, Paul George test negative for Covid-19, per report

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have entered the Health and Safety protocols of the NBA and it is still unclear when they will return to action.

Per Farbod Esnaashari of Sports Illustrated, Leonard and George have tested negative for Covid-19.

If they keep testing negative, they could return to action against the Orlando Magic on Friday.

For his part, Clippers head coach, Tyronn Lue, was uncertain regarding the availability of Leonard and George for the team’s six-game road trip.

Lue said the two superstars are feeling well, but their status remains unknown.

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Frank Vogel on Alex Caruso: “He does some things defensively that you don’t really understand how he does it” https://www.talkbasket.net/120453-frank-vogel-on-alex-caruso-he-does-some-things-defensively-that-you-dont-really-understand-how-he-does-it https://www.talkbasket.net/120453-frank-vogel-on-alex-caruso-he-does-some-things-defensively-that-you-dont-really-understand-how-he-does-it#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2021 03:39:13 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120453 Frank Vogel had nothing but good words to say about the Lakers’ great on-ball defender Alex Caruso. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, praised Caruso for his excellent defensive skills. “He does some things defensively that you don’t really understand how he does it,” Vogel said about Caruso, via Matthew Moreno of Lakers Nation. […]

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Frank Vogel on Alex Caruso: “He does some things defensively that you don’t really understand how he does it”

Frank Vogel had nothing but good words to say about the Lakers’ great on-ball defender Alex Caruso.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, praised Caruso for his excellent defensive skills.

“He does some things defensively that you don’t really understand how he does it,” Vogel said about Caruso, via Matthew Moreno of Lakers Nation.

Caruso is averaging 5.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, on 54.5% shooting from beyond the arc.

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Skip Bayless praises LeBron James for his season-high 46 points vs the Cavs https://www.talkbasket.net/120451-skip-bayless-praises-lebron-james-for-his-season-high-46-points-vs-the-cavs https://www.talkbasket.net/120451-skip-bayless-praises-lebron-james-for-his-season-high-46-points-vs-the-cavs#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2021 03:06:46 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120451 Skip Bayless had high praise for LeBron James and his season-high 46 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. James went for a season-high 46 points (19/26 shooting, 7/11 from beyond the arc) against his former team, leading the Lakers to the 115-108 win. “LEBRON, BACK IN THE HOUSE THAT HE BUILT, WHERE HE WON (AND LOST) […]

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Skip Bayless praises LeBron James for his season-high 46 points vs the Cavs

Skip Bayless had high praise for LeBron James and his season-high 46 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James went for a season-high 46 points (19/26 shooting, 7/11 from beyond the arc) against his former team, leading the Lakers to the 115-108 win.

“LEBRON, BACK IN THE HOUSE THAT HE BUILT, WHERE HE WON (AND LOST) SO MANY PLAYOFF GAMES, PLAYED INSPIRED TONIGHT IN CLEVELAND, CAUGHT A RARE HOT STREAK FROM THREE, HAD A HUGE 4TH QUARTER AND HELD OFF WHAT’S LEFT OF HIS “HOMETOWN” TEAM. CROWN HIM!” Bayless tweeted.

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Dallas Mavericks to retire No.24 in memory of the late Kobe Bryant https://www.talkbasket.net/120448-dallas-mavericks-to-retire-no-24-in-memory-of-the-late-kobe-bryant https://www.talkbasket.net/120448-dallas-mavericks-to-retire-no-24-in-memory-of-the-late-kobe-bryant#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2021 02:42:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120448 The Dallas Mavericks paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. With the one-year anniversary from his death on Tuesday, the Mavericks announced they will retire No.24 in memory of Bryant. Therefore, no player of Dallas will ever wear No.24 in the future.

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Dallas Mavericks to retire No.24 in memory of the late Kobe Bryant

The Dallas Mavericks paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020.

With the one-year anniversary from his death on Tuesday, the Mavericks announced they will retire No.24 in memory of Bryant.

Therefore, no player of Dallas will ever wear No.24 in the future.

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Tyronn Lue not sure if Kawhi Leonard, Patrick Beverley will join the Clippers during six-game road trip https://www.talkbasket.net/120444-tyronn-lue-not-sure-if-kawhi-leonard-patrick-beverley-will-join-the-clippers-during-six-game-road-trip https://www.talkbasket.net/120444-tyronn-lue-not-sure-if-kawhi-leonard-patrick-beverley-will-join-the-clippers-during-six-game-road-trip#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2021 02:28:48 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120444 Tyronn Lue doesn’t know yet whether Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Patrick Beverley will join the Clippers during their six-game road trip. Lue said Leonard and George (both in NBA Health and Safety protocols) are feeling well and hopes they will join the team soon. For his part, Beverley is dealing with a knee injury […]

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Tyronn Lue not sure if Kawhi Leonard, Patrick Beverley will join the Clippers during six-game road trip

Tyronn Lue doesn’t know yet whether Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Patrick Beverley will join the Clippers during their six-game road trip.

Lue said Leonard and George (both in NBA Health and Safety protocols) are feeling well and hopes they will join the team soon.

For his part, Beverley is dealing with a knee injury (soreness) and could miss a few games.

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Anthony Davis says Kyle Kuzma and Alex Caruso don’t get enough credit for their performance with the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/120440-anthony-davis-says-kyle-kuzma-and-alex-caruso-dont-get-enough-credit-for-their-performance-with-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/120440-anthony-davis-says-kyle-kuzma-and-alex-caruso-dont-get-enough-credit-for-their-performance-with-the-lakers#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2021 02:12:01 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120440 Anthony Davis had high praise for his teammates in the Los Angeles Lakers Alex Caruso and Kyle Kuzma. Davis said Kuzma and Caruso don’t get enough credit, even though they are two of the best Lakers players this season. “Two guys who don’t get highlighted enough, but do all the dirty work for us for […]

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Anthony Davis says Kyle Kuzma and Alex Caruso don’t get enough credit for their performance with the Lakers

Anthony Davis had high praise for his teammates in the Los Angeles Lakers Alex Caruso and Kyle Kuzma.

Davis said Kuzma and Caruso don’t get enough credit, even though they are two of the best Lakers players this season.

“Two guys who don’t get highlighted enough, but do all the dirty work for us for sure,” Davis said about his teammates, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

Kuzma is averaging 9.8 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Lakers this season. Meanwhile, Caruso has 5.3 points, 2.4 boards and 2.2 assists per game, on 54.5% from beyond the arc.

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Frank Vogel had no expectations for the Lakers in the start of the season https://www.talkbasket.net/120437-frank-vogel-had-no-expectations-for-the-lakers-in-the-start-of-the-season https://www.talkbasket.net/120437-frank-vogel-had-no-expectations-for-the-lakers-in-the-start-of-the-season#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2021 01:17:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120437 Frank Vogel shared his thoughts on the start of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020/21 season. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said he had no expectations for the defending champions, due to the short offseason (71 days). “I honestly had no idea what to expect off of the short offseason, coming in […]

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Frank Vogel had no expectations for the Lakers in the start of the season

Frank Vogel shared his thoughts on the start of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020/21 season.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said he had no expectations for the defending champions, due to the short offseason (71 days).

“I honestly had no idea what to expect off of the short offseason, coming in after having won the championship. I really thought there could be a wide range of ways it could play out.

I’m happy with where we’re at. Obviously there’s been some games we’ve dropped that we shouldn’t have dropped, there’s some areas we need to continue to get better at, but we’ve shown early on we can be great at.

Just some discipline things and habits we build with more repetition and time together. But I didn’t really have expectations of what the first month would look like. I was sort of ready for anything,” Vogel said, via Lakers Nation.

Vogel and the Lakers have made a great start to the season, being on top of the NBA, with a 14-4 record.

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Joel Embiid expected to play vs the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/120430-joel-embiid-expected-to-play-vs-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/120430-joel-embiid-expected-to-play-vs-the-lakers#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2021 00:55:45 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120430 Joel Embiid is expected to be available for the clash with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Embiid missed the game against the Detroit Pistons on Monday with a back injury. Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers decided to let Embiid rest in order to fully recover. Rivers also noted he doesn’t consider Embiid’s […]

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Joel Embiid expected to play vs the Lakers

Joel Embiid is expected to be available for the clash with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

Embiid missed the game against the Detroit Pistons on Monday with a back injury. Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers decided to let Embiid rest in order to fully recover.

Rivers also noted he doesn’t consider Embiid’s injury a serious one and expects him to play vs the Lakers.

“Yeah, [it’s a precautionary measure]. His back is stiff, and you know, obviously, we want to get through the season with everyone healthy. [Sitting him tonight] is the right thing to do.

I expect [him to play on Wednesday]. But I never know. I don’t know if anyone knows yet. We’ll wait and see,” Rivers said about Embiid, via Justin Grasso of Sports Illustrated.

The Sixers have lost all four games they have played without Embiid this season. However, they are on top of the West (12-6) and will face the top team in the NBA right now (Lakers, 14-4 record).

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Clippers targeting Derrick Rose, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/120428-clippers-targeting-derrick-rose-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/120428-clippers-targeting-derrick-rose-per-report#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 23:56:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120428 Derrick Rose is considered a candidate for the Los Angeles Clippers, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Rose is on the final year of his contract with the Detroit Pistons and could leave the team before the trade deadline in March. As Charania reports, via Sam Amico of Forty Eight Minutes, the Clippers are […]

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Clippers targeting Derrick Rose, per report

Derrick Rose is considered a candidate for the Los Angeles Clippers, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Rose is on the final year of his contract with the Detroit Pistons and could leave the team before the trade deadline in March.

As Charania reports, via Sam Amico of Forty Eight Minutes, the Clippers are monitoring the situation in Detroit and could make a move for Rose.

The Pistons currently have the worst record in the Eastern Conference (4-13) and could consider making changes to the roster.

For his part, Derrick Rose has missed several games due to a knee injury and load management.

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Magic Johnson pays tribute to the late Kobe Bryant: “Kobe will always be my Lakers brother for life” https://www.talkbasket.net/120422-magic-johnson-pays-tribute-to-the-late-kobe-bryant-kobe-will-always-be-my-lakers-brother-for-life https://www.talkbasket.net/120422-magic-johnson-pays-tribute-to-the-late-kobe-bryant-kobe-will-always-be-my-lakers-brother-for-life#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 23:45:41 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120422 Magic Johnson took to Twitter and paid tribute to the late Lakers and NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Bryant and his daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash a year ago, on January 26, 2020. “Kobe will always be my Lakers brother for life,” Magic Johnson tweeted.

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Magic Johnson pays tribute to the late Kobe Bryant: “Kobe will always be my Lakers brother for life”

Magic Johnson took to Twitter and paid tribute to the late Lakers and NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

Bryant and his daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash a year ago, on January 26, 2020.

“Kobe will always be my Lakers brother for life,” Magic Johnson tweeted.

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LeBron James says he never puts a ‘ceiling’ on his potential https://www.talkbasket.net/120407-lebron-james-says-he-never-puts-a-ceiling-on-his-potential https://www.talkbasket.net/120407-lebron-james-says-he-never-puts-a-ceiling-on-his-potential#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 22:55:59 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120407 LeBron James opened up about his impressive performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. James went for a season-high 46 points (19/26 shooting, 7/11 from beyond the arc), eight rebounds and six assists, leading the Lakers to the 115-108 win over the Cavaliers. “I never put a ceiling on my potential,” James told reporters, […]

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LeBron James says he never puts a ‘ceiling’ on his potential

LeBron James opened up about his impressive performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.

James went for a season-high 46 points (19/26 shooting, 7/11 from beyond the arc), eight rebounds and six assists, leading the Lakers to the 115-108 win over the Cavaliers.

“I never put a ceiling on my potential,” James told reporters, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

James has been unstoppable this season, averaging 25.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.4 assists for the Lakers this season.

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Frank Vogel, Anthony Davis react to LeBron James’ season-high 46 points vs the Cavs https://www.talkbasket.net/120335-frank-vogel-anthony-davis-react-to-lebron-james-season-high-46-points-vs-the-cavs https://www.talkbasket.net/120335-frank-vogel-anthony-davis-react-to-lebron-james-season-high-46-points-vs-the-cavs#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 05:44:23 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120335 Frank Vogel and Anthony Davis had nothing but good words to say about the impressive performance of LeBron James against the Cavaliers. James went for a season-high 46 points (19/26 shooting, 7/11 from beyond the arc), eight rebounds and six assists against his former team. “It’s fun to watch,” Davis said about James’ season high. […]

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Frank Vogel, Anthony Davis react to LeBron James’ season-high 46 points vs the Cavs

Frank Vogel and Anthony Davis had nothing but good words to say about the impressive performance of LeBron James against the Cavaliers.

James went for a season-high 46 points (19/26 shooting, 7/11 from beyond the arc), eight rebounds and six assists against his former team.

“It’s fun to watch,” Davis said about James’ season high. “Pretty awesome. … The shot making was just ridiculous. One of the nights for the ages for him,” Vogel noted, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

Thanks to their win (115-108), James and the Lakers remained perfect on the road (10-0) and returned to the top of the NBA (14-4).

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Magic Johnson reacts to the Lakers being perfect on the road this season https://www.talkbasket.net/120333-magic-johnson-reacts-to-the-lakers-being-perfect-on-the-road-this-season https://www.talkbasket.net/120333-magic-johnson-reacts-to-the-lakers-being-perfect-on-the-road-this-season#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 05:31:12 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120333 Magic Johnson took to Twitter and reacted to the Los Angeles Lakers remaining perfect on the road this season (10-0). Johnson said the Lakers climbed back to the top of the NBA with the best record in the league (14-4), thanks to their 115-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. “And now the Lakers are tied […]

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Magic Johnson reacts to the Lakers being perfect on the road this season

Magic Johnson took to Twitter and reacted to the Los Angeles Lakers remaining perfect on the road this season (10-0).

Johnson said the Lakers climbed back to the top of the NBA with the best record in the league (14-4), thanks to their 115-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“And now the Lakers are tied for best record in the league, 13-4, after their 115-108 win over the Cavs!” Magic Johnson tweeted.

Johnson also praised LeBron James for dropping a season-high 46 points against his former team.

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Jared Dudley puts LeBron James on top of his MVP standings https://www.talkbasket.net/120330-jared-dudley-puts-lebron-james-on-top-of-his-mvp-standings https://www.talkbasket.net/120330-jared-dudley-puts-lebron-james-on-top-of-his-mvp-standings#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 05:18:20 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120330 Jared Dudley praised LeBron James for his incredible performance in the Lakers’ 115-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Dudley took to Twitter and placed James on top of his MVP standings. James had 46 points (19/26 shooting, 7/11 from beyond the arc), eight rebounds and six assists against his former team. James also outscored the […]

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Jared Dudley puts LeBron James on top of his MVP standings

Jared Dudley praised LeBron James for his incredible performance in the Lakers’ 115-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Dudley took to Twitter and placed James on top of his MVP standings. James had 46 points (19/26 shooting, 7/11 from beyond the arc), eight rebounds and six assists against his former team.

James also outscored the Cavaliers 21-19 in the fourth quarter to seal the deal for the defending champions.

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Lance Stephenson calls the NBA to expand rosters amid Covid-19 pandemic https://www.talkbasket.net/120328-lance-stephenson-calls-the-nba-to-expand-rosters-amid-covid-19-pandemic https://www.talkbasket.net/120328-lance-stephenson-calls-the-nba-to-expand-rosters-amid-covid-19-pandemic#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 04:44:48 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120328 Lance Stephenson wants to see the NBA expand the rosters amid the coronavirus pandemic. That way, Stephenson says, veteran players will have a chance to return to the NBA. “Open up the Rosters so we can get our veterans players out there,” Stephenson tweeted. Stephenson is among the veteran players that want to return to […]

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Lance Stephenson calls the NBA to expand rosters amid Covid-19 pandemic

Lance Stephenson wants to see the NBA expand the rosters amid the coronavirus pandemic.

That way, Stephenson says, veteran players will have a chance to return to the NBA.

“Open up the Rosters so we can get our veterans players out there,” Stephenson tweeted.

Stephenson is among the veteran players that want to return to the league and join an NBA team.

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Derek Fisher impressed by LeBron James’ season high 46 points vs the Cavs https://www.talkbasket.net/120325-derek-fisher-impressed-by-lebron-james-season-high-46-points-vs-the-cavs https://www.talkbasket.net/120325-derek-fisher-impressed-by-lebron-james-season-high-46-points-vs-the-cavs#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 04:25:49 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120325 Derek Fisher shared his thoughts on LeBron James scoring a career-high 46 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Fisher was impressed by what he saw from James, who led the Lakers to the 115-108 win over his former team. Fisher said what separates James from the other players is his ability to recognize what he has […]

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Derek Fisher impressed by LeBron James’ season high 46 points vs the Cavs

Derek Fisher shared his thoughts on LeBron James scoring a career-high 46 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Fisher was impressed by what he saw from James, who led the Lakers to the 115-108 win over his former team.

Fisher said what separates James from the other players is his ability to recognize what he has to do to give his team the victory.

James (46 points, 19/26 shooting, 7/11 from beyond the arc, eight rebounds, six assists) outscored the Cavaliers 21-19 in the fourth quarter.

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Magic Johnson calls LeBron James the NBA MVP after season-high 46 points vs the Cavs https://www.talkbasket.net/120323-magic-johnson-calls-lebron-james-the-nba-mvp-after-season-high-46-points-vs-the-cavs https://www.talkbasket.net/120323-magic-johnson-calls-lebron-james-the-nba-mvp-after-season-high-46-points-vs-the-cavs#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 04:07:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120323 Magic Johnson had high praise for LeBron James, after the later dropped a season-high 46 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Johnson, a Lakers and NBA legend, said James once again showed why he is the NBA MVP this season. “LeBron James went back to Cleveland and put on a show!! 46 points, 23 points in […]

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Magic Johnson calls LeBron James the NBA MVP after season-high 46 points vs the Cavs

Magic Johnson had high praise for LeBron James, after the later dropped a season-high 46 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Johnson, a Lakers and NBA legend, said James once again showed why he is the NBA MVP this season.

“LeBron James went back to Cleveland and put on a show!! 46 points, 23 points in the 4th quarter, AND 7 three pointers!! LeBron making another statement for why he is MVP of the league this season!” Magic Johnson tweeted.

James had 46 points (19/26 shooting, 7/11 from beyond the arc), eight rebounds and six assists, leading the Lakers to the 115-108 win over Cleveland.

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Pau Gasol addresses return to action, Lakers rumors https://www.talkbasket.net/120321-pau-gasol-addresses-return-to-action-lakers-rumors https://www.talkbasket.net/120321-pau-gasol-addresses-return-to-action-lakers-rumors#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 03:37:41 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120321 Pau Gasol addressed the possibility of playing again this season as well as the rumors regarding a return to the Lakers. Gasol said it would be great if he signed with the Lakers, however his return to action depends on a lot of factors. “Lakers? Sure, it wouldn’t be bad. But this depends on factors […]

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Pau Gasol addresses return to action, Lakers rumors

Pau Gasol addressed the possibility of playing again this season as well as the rumors regarding a return to the Lakers.

Gasol said it would be great if he signed with the Lakers, however his return to action depends on a lot of factors.

“Lakers? Sure, it wouldn’t be bad. But this depends on factors that I cannot control. I prefer to focus on my daily work to overcome the left foot injury.

Once I have achieved this, everything that comes will be special,” Gasol said in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, via Sportando.

Pau Gasol, a two-time champion with the Lakers (2009, 2010) is still recovering from a left foot injury he suffered in 2019.

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FC Barcelona faces second-highest financial loss in club history, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/120319-fc-barcelona-faces-second-highest-financial-loss-in-club-history-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/120319-fc-barcelona-faces-second-highest-financial-loss-in-club-history-per-report#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 03:25:57 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120319 FC Barcelona suffered a huge financial loss during the 2019/20 season, due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to 2Playbook, via Eurohoops.net, FC Barcelona had a financial loss of 28,8M euros last season, the second-highest in club history. Per the report, this is 26.2% higher than the 2018/19 season, and is the outcome of the loss […]

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FC Barcelona faces second-highest financial loss in club history, per report

FC Barcelona suffered a huge financial loss during the 2019/20 season, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to 2Playbook, via Eurohoops.net, FC Barcelona had a financial loss of 28,8M euros last season, the second-highest in club history.

Per the report, this is 26.2% higher than the 2018/19 season, and is the outcome of the loss in revenue and the amount of money spent on salaries.

At the same time, revenue dropped by 28.8% (around eight million euros) and the same happened with revenue from commercial/advertising (50% drop).

On the other hand, FC Barcelona saw a rise in TV revenue by 15.4% (3,2M euros).

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“LeBron James is always happy, I have never seen him mad,” says Anthony Davis https://www.talkbasket.net/120316-lebron-james-is-always-happy-i-have-never-seen-him-mad-says-anthony-davis https://www.talkbasket.net/120316-lebron-james-is-always-happy-i-have-never-seen-him-mad-says-anthony-davis#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 02:57:00 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120316 Anthony Davis revealed he has never seen fellow Lakers superstar LeBron James upset or ‘mad’ since joining the defending champions. Davis signed with the Lakers in the summer of 2019 and said James is ‘always happy’. “He’s always happy. I’ve never seen LeBron mad — he’s always happy. But on the flipside, he’s so determined […]

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“LeBron James is always happy, I have never seen him mad,” says Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis revealed he has never seen fellow Lakers superstar LeBron James upset or ‘mad’ since joining the defending champions.

Davis signed with the Lakers in the summer of 2019 and said James is ‘always happy’.

“He’s always happy. I’ve never seen LeBron mad — he’s always happy. But on the flipside, he’s so determined and hard-working for basketball. So it’s a balance, and you’ve got to find a balance,” Davis told Colin Ward-Henninger of CBS Sports, via Lakers Daily.

Davis and James led the Lakers to the 2020 NBA title, their first in 10 years and 17th overall.

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Frank Vogel on the Lakers’ depth: “Just try to keep everybody sharp” https://www.talkbasket.net/120311-frank-vogel-on-the-lakers-depth-just-try-to-keep-everybody-sharp https://www.talkbasket.net/120311-frank-vogel-on-the-lakers-depth-just-try-to-keep-everybody-sharp#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 02:35:24 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120311 Frank Vogel opened up about the depth of the Los Angeles Lakers roster this season and how he handles it. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said the depth of the team makes his job difficult, as he tries to ‘keep everybody sharp’. “It’s a good problem, but it makes my job harder trying […]

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Frank Vogel on the Lakers’ depth: “Just try to keep everybody sharp”

Frank Vogel opened up about the depth of the Los Angeles Lakers roster this season and how he handles it.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said the depth of the team makes his job difficult, as he tries to ‘keep everybody sharp’.

“It’s a good problem, but it makes my job harder trying to make sure we have appropriate minutes for the abilities of the players that we have & there’s a lot of nights we don’t have appropriate mins for everyone.

That’s part of being on a deep team. Our guys understand that. They’re willing to sacrifice for the betterment of the team & will continue to manage those situations the right way. Just try to keep everybody sharp,” Vogel told reporters, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

Vogel has created a very deep roster for the Lakers this season and this gives him the opportunity to adopt to the opponents’ different tactics and playing styles.

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Anthony Davis reveals he didn’t want to practice or play with the Pelicans before trade to the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/120304-anthony-davis-reveals-he-didnt-want-to-practice-or-play-with-the-pelicans-before-trade-to-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/120304-anthony-davis-reveals-he-didnt-want-to-practice-or-play-with-the-pelicans-before-trade-to-the-lakers#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 02:10:34 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120304 Anthony Davis admitted he was unhappy during his final days with the New Orleans Pelicans before his trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis, now the superstar of the Lakers, revealed he didn’t want to practice or play with the Pelicans anymore. “I didn’t want to go to practice, I didn’t want to play. There […]

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Anthony Davis reveals he didn’t want to practice or play with the Pelicans before trade to the Lakers

Anthony Davis admitted he was unhappy during his final days with the New Orleans Pelicans before his trade to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Davis, now the superstar of the Lakers, revealed he didn’t want to practice or play with the Pelicans anymore.

“I didn’t want to go to practice, I didn’t want to play. There was just a lot going on because I didn’t have that joy with me anymore. Getting into it with the fans, the media, it was just a lot. I wasn’t in a great frame of mind — a great space for me to be joyful.

Every day was like, ‘Ugh, here’s another day. I can’t wait until the season is over.’ Things like that. You’d see people say, ‘AD, you traitor!’ and I’d think, ‘What? You don’t understand what I’m going through.’

It was all wearing down on me at one time, but I had a great team around me, from my agency to my family to my friends, ‘Nah, forget what they’re saying. You’re doing what’s best for you and your family,'” Davis told Preston Ellis of SB Nation’s The Bird Writes.

During his final year with the Pelicans, Davis suffered many ups and downs due to injuries ad trade rumors. He eventually joined the Lakers in the summer of 2019.

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NBA, NBPA ‘discuss possibility’ of an All-Star Game on March 7, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/120297-nba-nbpa-discuss-possibility-of-an-all-star-game-on-march-7-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/120297-nba-nbpa-discuss-possibility-of-an-all-star-game-on-march-7-per-report#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 01:28:01 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120297 The NBA and NBPA are discussing the possibility of an All-Star Game in early March, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. As Wojnarowski reports, Atlanta is one of the candidates to host the event on March 7. The NBA was forced to cancel the All-Star Game that was scheduled to take place in Indianapolis in February […]

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NBA, NBPA ‘discuss possibility’ of an All-Star Game on March 7, per report

The NBA and NBPA are discussing the possibility of an All-Star Game in early March, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

As Wojnarowski reports, Atlanta is one of the candidates to host the event on March 7.

The NBA was forced to cancel the All-Star Game that was scheduled to take place in Indianapolis in February (21-24), with the city hosting the event in 16-18 February of 2024.

For his part, the president of NBPA Chris Paul is in favor of such an idea, with the game taking place during the season break (March 5-10).

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Frank Vogel confirms LeBron James, Anthony Davis will play vs the Cavs https://www.talkbasket.net/120290-frank-vogel-confirms-lebron-james-anthony-davis-will-play-vs-the-cavs https://www.talkbasket.net/120290-frank-vogel-confirms-lebron-james-anthony-davis-will-play-vs-the-cavs#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 00:33:49 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120290 Frank Vogel told reporters that LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be available for the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. James (left ankle sprain) and Davis (right ankle contusion) entered the Lakers’ injury report on Sunday, however they are both good to go. As Frank Vogel noted, all Lakers players are ready for […]

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Frank Vogel confirms LeBron James, Anthony Davis will play vs the Cavs

Frank Vogel told reporters that LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be available for the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.

James (left ankle sprain) and Davis (right ankle contusion) entered the Lakers’ injury report on Sunday, however they are both good to go.

As Frank Vogel noted, all Lakers players are ready for the game against Cleveland, aside from Jared Dudley, who is still dealing with a right calf soreness.

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Frank Vogel urges the Lakers to stop giving up big leads https://www.talkbasket.net/120209-frank-vogel-urges-the-lakers-to-stop-giving-up-big-leads https://www.talkbasket.net/120209-frank-vogel-urges-the-lakers-to-stop-giving-up-big-leads#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2021 04:50:38 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120209 Frank Vogel does not want to see the Los Angeles Lakers give up big leads, just like they have done in the last few games. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said the defending champions should retain their big lead and not allow their opponents to get back to the game. “We’ve got to […]

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Frank Vogel urges the Lakers to stop giving up big leads

Frank Vogel does not want to see the Los Angeles Lakers give up big leads, just like they have done in the last few games.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said the defending champions should retain their big lead and not allow their opponents to get back to the game.

“We’ve got to be better. That’s the simplest way to put it. Last game we gave up a lead, we lost. We talked about that at halftime, we came out and didn’t play the third quarter the way we were supposed to and really approach that whole second half the way we’re supposed to. So we’ll learn from it and hopefully get better next time.

Hopefully we’re going to be up again by 20 to 30 at halftime at some point and we’ll draw back on this experience, knowing we didn’t do well enough and we have to be better in the future,” Vogel, said via Lakers Nation.

The Lakers were in front by more than 30 points against the Chicago Bulls in the first half on Saturday, yet they let their opponents turn things around later in the game.

However, they took the 101-90 win and remained perfect on the road (9-0).

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Steve Kerr says the Jazz remind him of the Warriors’ championship teams https://www.talkbasket.net/120207-steve-kerr-says-the-jazz-remind-him-of-the-warriors-championship-teams https://www.talkbasket.net/120207-steve-kerr-says-the-jazz-remind-him-of-the-warriors-championship-teams#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2021 04:37:16 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120207 Steve Kerr had high praise for the Utah Jazz after their blowout win over the Golden State Warriors (108-127). Kerr, the head coach of the Warriors, said the Jazz remind him of the Warriors’ championship teams a few years ago. “They’re where we were 3-4 years ago. They’ve been good for a long time. The […]

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Steve Kerr says the Jazz remind him of the Warriors’ championship teams

Steve Kerr had high praise for the Utah Jazz after their blowout win over the Golden State Warriors (108-127).

Kerr, the head coach of the Warriors, said the Jazz remind him of the Warriors’ championship teams a few years ago.

“They’re where we were 3-4 years ago. They’ve been good for a long time. The continuity is apparent right away. They all know each other so well. They execute their stuff beautifully,” Kerr said, via Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Jazz currently are on an eight-game winning streak, being third in the West at 12-4.

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Magic Johnson believes Kobe Bryant’s Hall of Fame speech would have been ‘special’ https://www.talkbasket.net/120205-magic-johnson-believes-kobe-bryants-hall-of-fame-speech-would-have-been-special https://www.talkbasket.net/120205-magic-johnson-believes-kobe-bryants-hall-of-fame-speech-would-have-been-special#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2021 04:20:23 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120205 Magic Johnson believes the Hall of Fame speech of the late Kobe Bryant would have been ‘special’. Bryant, the late Lakers and NBA legend, will be inducted in the Hall of Fame in May and Johnson is looking forward to it, even though Bryant will not be able to give his speech himself. “I know […]

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Magic Johnson believes Kobe Bryant’s Hall of Fame speech would have been ‘special’

Magic Johnson believes the Hall of Fame speech of the late Kobe Bryant would have been ‘special’.

Bryant, the late Lakers and NBA legend, will be inducted in the Hall of Fame in May and Johnson is looking forward to it, even though Bryant will not be able to give his speech himself.

“I know he was going to give a speech that probably would have been the best all time, cause he’s competitive like that. He probably would have listened to what I said, what Michael [Jordan] said.

He would have said, ‘OK, I’m about to give the greatest speech that there has ever been at the Hall of Fame,'” Johnson said, via Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

Bryant and his daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash in January 26, 2020.

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Clippers could be without 3 players vs the Hawks on Tuesday https://www.talkbasket.net/120202-clippers-could-be-without-3-players-vs-the-hawks-on-tuesday https://www.talkbasket.net/120202-clippers-could-be-without-3-players-vs-the-hawks-on-tuesday#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2021 03:18:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120202 The Clippers are dealing with several issues and could be without three players in the game against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. More specifically, the Clippers saw Patrick Beverley (knee soreness) and Paul George (hamstring tightness) exit the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. At the same time, Marcus Morris did not play […]

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Clippers could be without 3 players vs the Hawks on Tuesday

The Clippers are dealing with several issues and could be without three players in the game against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

More specifically, the Clippers saw Patrick Beverley (knee soreness) and Paul George (hamstring tightness) exit the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

At the same time, Marcus Morris did not play against the Thunder, as the Clippers ruled him out with illness.

Even though George was optimistic he wouldn’t miss any time due to his injury, all three of them are questionable for the clash with the Hawks.

The Clippers are on a seven-game winning streak and on top of the NBA with a 13-4 record.

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Lakers players to wear pairs of Kobe Bryant’s signature sneakers vs the Cavaliers https://www.talkbasket.net/120200-lakers-players-to-wear-pairs-of-kobe-bryants-signature-sneakers-vs-the-cavaliers https://www.talkbasket.net/120200-lakers-players-to-wear-pairs-of-kobe-bryants-signature-sneakers-vs-the-cavaliers#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2021 03:00:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120200 Lakers players will wear pairs of Kobe Bryant’s signature sneakers on their feet in the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. That way, the players of the Lakers will honor the late NBA legend, who died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. LeBron James will also have a No. 24 finger sleeve. […]

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Lakers players to wear pairs of Kobe Bryant’s signature sneakers vs the Cavaliers

Lakers players will wear pairs of Kobe Bryant’s signature sneakers on their feet in the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.

That way, the players of the Lakers will honor the late NBA legend, who died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. LeBron James will also have a No. 24 finger sleeve.

Aside from that, the Lakers have no other plans to honor their legend, because they don’t want to draw more attention to the anniversary, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

Therefore, there will be no formal tribute, while the Lakers will not wear the Black Mamba jerseys against the Cavaliers on Monday or the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

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Dwyane Wade reacts to Bam Adebayo’s 41-point game vs the Nets https://www.talkbasket.net/120196-dwyane-wade-reacts-to-bam-adebayos-41-point-game-vs-the-nets https://www.talkbasket.net/120196-dwyane-wade-reacts-to-bam-adebayos-41-point-game-vs-the-nets#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2021 02:43:24 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120196 Dwyane Wade was impressed by the incredible performance of Bam Adebayo in the loss of the Miami Heat to the Brooklyn Nets (124-128). Wade took to Twitter and shared his excitement for the career night of Adebayo, who went for 41 points in the game. “Damn Bam… ok I see you!” Wade tweeted. Adebayo scored […]

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Dwyane Wade reacts to Bam Adebayo’s 41-point game vs the Nets

Dwyane Wade was impressed by the incredible performance of Bam Adebayo in the loss of the Miami Heat to the Brooklyn Nets (124-128).

Wade took to Twitter and shared his excitement for the career night of Adebayo, who went for 41 points in the game.

“Damn Bam… ok I see you!” Wade tweeted.

Adebayo scored 41 points (14/20 shooting), grabbed five rebounds and dished nine assists in the first game of the back-to-back set with Brooklyn.

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Kawhi Leonard reveals the mentality he has in every Clippers game https://www.talkbasket.net/120193-kawhi-leonard-reveals-the-mentality-he-has-in-every-clippers-game https://www.talkbasket.net/120193-kawhi-leonard-reveals-the-mentality-he-has-in-every-clippers-game#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2021 02:21:45 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120193 Kawhi Leonard opened up about the mentality he has in every game of the Los Angeles Clippers. Leonard said he reads the opponent’s defense and comes into the game being aggressive on both ends. “I’m just playing the game, read the other team’s defenses. If I’m able to create and get a shot up or […]

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Kawhi Leonard reveals the mentality he has in every Clippers game

Kawhi Leonard opened up about the mentality he has in every game of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Leonard said he reads the opponent’s defense and comes into the game being aggressive on both ends.

“I’m just playing the game, read the other team’s defenses. If I’m able to create and get a shot up or create for my teammates, that’s how I pretty much play the game. Same mindset coming in, being aggressive,” Leonard told reporters, via Tomer Azarly of Clutchpoints.

Leonard flirted with the triple-double in the Clippers’ 108-100 win over the Thunder, with 34 points (14/24 shooting), nine rebounds and eight assists.

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis enter Lakers injury report for game vs the Cavaliers https://www.talkbasket.net/120190-lebron-james-anthony-davis-enter-lakers-injury-report-for-game-vs-the-cavaliers https://www.talkbasket.net/120190-lebron-james-anthony-davis-enter-lakers-injury-report-for-game-vs-the-cavaliers#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2021 01:43:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120190 LeBron James and Anthony Davis have entered the injury report of the Los Angeles Lakers for the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. James is listed as questionable by the Lakers with a left ankle sprain. Meanwhile, Davis is dealing with a right ankle contusion and is probable for the game. On the other […]

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis enter Lakers injury report for game vs the Cavaliers

LeBron James and Anthony Davis have entered the injury report of the Los Angeles Lakers for the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.

James is listed as questionable by the Lakers with a left ankle sprain. Meanwhile, Davis is dealing with a right ankle contusion and is probable for the game.

On the other hand, Kostas Antetokounmpo (right knee patellar teninditis) and Jared Dudley (right calf soreness) remain out for the defending champions.

The Lakers will seek for their 10th straight road win in order to remain perfect away from Staples Center (9-0).

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Marc Gasol reacts to the Lakers’ 13-4 record this season: “Great leadership, great coaching. All positive” https://www.talkbasket.net/120112-marc-gasol-reacts-to-the-lakers-13-4-record-this-season-great-leadership-great-coaching-all-positive https://www.talkbasket.net/120112-marc-gasol-reacts-to-the-lakers-13-4-record-this-season-great-leadership-great-coaching-all-positive#respond Sun, 24 Jan 2021 06:06:14 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120112 Marc Gasol shared his excitement for the excellent start of the Los Angeles Lakers and their 13-4 record in the season. Gasol praised the Lakers for their depth, their defensive mentality and their leadership, which have helped them climb to the top of the NBA. “I’m very happy defensively with how the team looks … […]

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Marc Gasol reacts to the Lakers’ 13-4 record this season: “Great leadership, great coaching. All positive”

Marc Gasol shared his excitement for the excellent start of the Los Angeles Lakers and their 13-4 record in the season.

Gasol praised the Lakers for their depth, their defensive mentality and their leadership, which have helped them climb to the top of the NBA.

“I’m very happy defensively with how the team looks … very deep team … lot of size, lot of options … great guys that have the right attitude. Great leadership, great coaching. All positive,” Gasol said, via Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet.

Gasol and the Lakers also remained perfect on the road, after their win over the Chicago Bulls (101-90), extending their winning streak to nine games (9-0).

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Kendrick Perkins impressed by Anthony Davis’ 37-point performance vs the Bulls https://www.talkbasket.net/120108-kendrick-perkins-impressed-by-anthony-davis-37-point-performance-vs-the-bulls https://www.talkbasket.net/120108-kendrick-perkins-impressed-by-anthony-davis-37-point-performance-vs-the-bulls#respond Sun, 24 Jan 2021 05:37:42 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120108 Kendrick Perkins took to Twitter and shared his excitement for the performance of Anthony Davis against the Chicago Bulls. Davis went for a game-high 37 points (14/21 shooting) to help the Lakers earn the 101-90 win and remain perfect on the road (9-0). “So we all going ignore the fact that Anthony Davis had 37 […]

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Kendrick Perkins impressed by Anthony Davis’ 37-point performance vs the Bulls

Kendrick Perkins took to Twitter and shared his excitement for the performance of Anthony Davis against the Chicago Bulls.

Davis went for a game-high 37 points (14/21 shooting) to help the Lakers earn the 101-90 win and remain perfect on the road (9-0).

“So we all going ignore the fact that Anthony Davis had 37 points in 28 minutes? Cool! Carry on,” Perkins tweeted about Davis.

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Anthony Davis on scoring 37 points vs the Bulls: “Just came out very aggressive” https://www.talkbasket.net/120104-anthony-davis-on-scoring-37-points-vs-the-bulls-just-cam-out-very-aggressive https://www.talkbasket.net/120104-anthony-davis-on-scoring-37-points-vs-the-bulls-just-cam-out-very-aggressive#respond Sun, 24 Jan 2021 05:25:52 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120104 Anthony Davis was unstoppable against the Chicago Bulls and led the Lakers to an easy victory on the road (101-90). Davis had a game-high 37 points (14/21 shooting), six rebounds, three assists and two steals in the game. “Just came out very aggressive. I put a lot of pressure on myself to play better and […]

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Anthony Davis on scoring 37 points vs the Bulls: “Just came out very aggressive”

Anthony Davis was unstoppable against the Chicago Bulls and led the Lakers to an easy victory on the road (101-90).

Davis had a game-high 37 points (14/21 shooting), six rebounds, three assists and two steals in the game.

“Just came out very aggressive. I put a lot of pressure on myself to play better and help the team earn the victory. Great team win,” Davis told Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet afterwards.

Davis and the Lakers remained undefeated on the road, winning their ninth straight (9-0).

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Robert Horry reacts to the Lakers remaining perfect on the road https://www.talkbasket.net/120102-robert-horry-reacts-to-the-lakers-remaining-perfect-on-the-road https://www.talkbasket.net/120102-robert-horry-reacts-to-the-lakers-remaining-perfect-on-the-road#respond Sun, 24 Jan 2021 05:11:15 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120102 Robert Horry shared his thoughts on the Los Angeles Lakers remaining undefeated on the road this season (9-0). Horry said the Lakers got the job done early against the Chicago Bulls (101-90) and they then had the chance to rest LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Horry wanted to see the defending champions create more plays […]

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Robert Horry reacts to the Lakers remaining perfect on the road

Robert Horry shared his thoughts on the Los Angeles Lakers remaining undefeated on the road this season (9-0).

Horry said the Lakers got the job done early against the Chicago Bulls (101-90) and they then had the chance to rest LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

Horry wanted to see the defending champions create more plays for Davis, given his excellent scoring night (37 points, 14/21 shooting).

The seven-time NBA champion also noted that this was a good learning moment for the Lakers regarding the playing time of James and Davis.

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Frank Vogel believes Lakers’ defense in first half vs the Bulls was the best of the season https://www.talkbasket.net/120099-frank-vogel-believes-lakers-defense-in-first-half-vs-the-bulls-was-the-best-of-the-season https://www.talkbasket.net/120099-frank-vogel-believes-lakers-defense-in-first-half-vs-the-bulls-was-the-best-of-the-season#respond Sun, 24 Jan 2021 04:59:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120099 Frank Vogel was very satisfied with the defense of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 101-90 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, noted the team’s defense in the first half is the best they have played this season. The Lakers conceded just 33 points in the first half and […]

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Frank Vogel believes Lakers’ defense in first half vs the Bulls was the best of the season

Frank Vogel was very satisfied with the defense of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 101-90 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, noted the team’s defense in the first half is the best they have played this season.

The Lakers conceded just 33 points in the first half and took a 30-point lead (63-33) to cruise to the victory.

Thanks to this win, Vogel and the Lakers remained perfect on the road this season (9-0).

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Charles Barkley calls out Giannis Antetokounmpo for failure to lead the Bucks to success https://www.talkbasket.net/120097-charles-barkley-calls-out-giannis-antetokounmpo-for-failure-to-lead-the-bucks-to-success https://www.talkbasket.net/120097-charles-barkley-calls-out-giannis-antetokounmpo-for-failure-to-lead-the-bucks-to-success#respond Sun, 24 Jan 2021 04:16:15 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120097 Charles Barkley didn’t mince his words regarding the superstar of the Milwaukee Bucks and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Barkley called out Antetokounmpo for his failure to lead the Bucks to the championship. “He’s got a long way to go as a player. You are playing against 2 good teams and 5 bad teams so […]

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Charles Barkley calls out Giannis Antetokounmpo for failure to lead the Bucks to success

Charles Barkley didn’t mince his words regarding the superstar of the Milwaukee Bucks and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Barkley called out Antetokounmpo for his failure to lead the Bucks to the championship.

“He’s got a long way to go as a player. You are playing against 2 good teams and 5 bad teams so your numbers average out. They got beaten 2 years in a row, exactly the same way.

We were talking about the ‘Toronto wall’ two years ago, then they get beat by the ‘Toronto wall’ last year. You notice when they play games, their half-court offense is not good … I would love to see Giannis post-up more,” Barkley said about Antetokounmpo, via Clutchpoints.

Antetokounmpo has led Milwaukee to the top of the East in the regular season over the past couple of years. However, in both cases, he saw his team get eliminated in the playoffs.

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Jared Dudley expected to return to Lakers lineup next week https://www.talkbasket.net/120093-jared-dudley-expected-to-return-to-lakers-lineup-next-week https://www.talkbasket.net/120093-jared-dudley-expected-to-return-to-lakers-lineup-next-week#respond Sun, 24 Jan 2021 03:31:38 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120093 Jared Dudley is recovering from a calf injury and is expected to miss a few more games of the Los Angeles Lakers. Dudley is dealing with a right calf soreness and has missed the last few games of the Lakers. However, Frank Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said Dudley is going to miss […]

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Jared Dudley expected to return to Lakers lineup next week

Jared Dudley is recovering from a calf injury and is expected to miss a few more games of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Dudley is dealing with a right calf soreness and has missed the last few games of the Lakers.

However, Frank Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said Dudley is going to miss another one or two games before returning to action.

Therefore, his return to the Lakers lineup could happen either on Thursday (vs the Pistons) or Saturday (vs the Celtics).

Even though Dudley does not have significant playing time, his veteran experience is important in the locker room.

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Gregg Popovich calls Luka Doncic a ‘quintessential basketball player’ that ‘was built for this game’ https://www.talkbasket.net/120091-gregg-popovich-calls-luka-doncic-a-quintessential-basketball-player-that-was-built-for-this-game https://www.talkbasket.net/120091-gregg-popovich-calls-luka-doncic-a-quintessential-basketball-player-that-was-built-for-this-game#respond Sun, 24 Jan 2021 02:13:19 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120091 Gregg Popovich had nothing but good words to say about the superstar of the Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic. Popovich, the legendary head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, called Doncic a ‘quintessential basketball player’ that ‘was built for the is game’. “A quintessential basketball player. He has an intrinsic feel for the game. He was […]

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Gregg Popovich calls Luka Doncic a ‘quintessential basketball player’ that ‘was built for this game’

Gregg Popovich had nothing but good words to say about the superstar of the Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic.

Popovich, the legendary head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, called Doncic a ‘quintessential basketball player’ that ‘was built for the is game’.

“A quintessential basketball player. He has an intrinsic feel for the game. He was built for this game. Also, he probably would be a great team handball player.

But at that size, to have that passing ability, that vision of the court, the confidence he plays with, he shoots the ball well, he competes.

He just loves the game of basketball. His skills are top-notch, so he’s just a joy to watch,” Popovich said, via Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News.

Doncic had 36 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists against the Spurs on Friday, leading Dallas to the 122-117 win.

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“I am not really concerned about Anthony Davis,” says Frank Vogel https://www.talkbasket.net/120087-i-am-not-really-concerned-about-anthony-davis-says-frank-vogel https://www.talkbasket.net/120087-i-am-not-really-concerned-about-anthony-davis-says-frank-vogel#respond Sun, 24 Jan 2021 01:51:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120087 Frank Vogel reacted to Anthony Davis criticizing himself for his performance with the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Davis said he ‘sucks right now’, but Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, is not concerned about his star player. “I don’t think it was warranted. I think he’s not in rhythm like he’s used to, […]

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“I am not really concerned about Anthony Davis,” says Frank Vogel

Frank Vogel reacted to Anthony Davis criticizing himself for his performance with the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

Davis said he ‘sucks right now’, but Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, is not concerned about his star player.

“I don’t think it was warranted. I think he’s not in rhythm like he’s used to, but I think he’s still doing a lot of winning things. … I’m really not concerned about Anthony Davis,” Vogel said, via Matthew Moreno of Lakers Nation.

Davis is averaging 21.1 points (52.5% shooting, 35.1% from beyond the arc), nine rebounds and 3.6 assists this season.

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Team USA adds several NBA superstars to 2021 Olympic team player pool https://www.talkbasket.net/120082-team-usa-adds-several-nba-superstars-to-2021-olympic-team-player-pool https://www.talkbasket.net/120082-team-usa-adds-several-nba-superstars-to-2021-olympic-team-player-pool#respond Sun, 24 Jan 2021 01:08:59 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120082 Team USA has sent invitations to a plethora of NBA superstars that want to participate in the 2021 Olympic Games. Approximately 60 players have been added to Team USA player pool for the Olympic Tournament, which will take place in Tokyo in late July. LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Zion Williamson and Bam Adebayo are among […]

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Team USA adds several NBA superstars to 2021 Olympic team player pool

Team USA has sent invitations to a plethora of NBA superstars that want to participate in the 2021 Olympic Games.

Approximately 60 players have been added to Team USA player pool for the Olympic Tournament, which will take place in Tokyo in late July.

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Zion Williamson and Bam Adebayo are among the players that have been invited by Team USA. However, it is unknown who will be selected for the final roster.

With the NBA Finals set to end in mid-July, it is certain that players that will compete for the championship will be unable to make it to the Olympic Games, too.

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Jordan Clarkson admits he has his sights set on winning the Sixth Man of the Year award https://www.talkbasket.net/120079-jordan-clarkson-admits-he-has-his-sights-set-on-winning-the-sixth-man-of-the-year-award https://www.talkbasket.net/120079-jordan-clarkson-admits-he-has-his-sights-set-on-winning-the-sixth-man-of-the-year-award#respond Sun, 24 Jan 2021 00:54:12 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120079 Jordan Clarkson has made a great start to the 2020/21 season and revealed what his biggest target is this year. Clarkson, who is coming off the bench for the Utah Jazz, admitted he has his sights set on winning the Sixth Man of the Year award. “It was one of my goals going into this […]

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Jordan Clarkson admits he has his sights set on winning the Sixth Man of the Year award

Jordan Clarkson has made a great start to the 2020/21 season and revealed what his biggest target is this year.

Clarkson, who is coming off the bench for the Utah Jazz, admitted he has his sights set on winning the Sixth Man of the Year award.

“It was one of my goals going into this year to kind of go and get that,” Clarkson said, via Sarah Todd of Deseret News.

Clarkson is averaging career highs in point (17.7), shooting percentage (48.5%), rebounds (4.6), three-pointers made (3.1) and three-point percentage (41.8%). He also has 1.9 assists and one steal per game.

For their part, the Jazz signed Clarkson to a four-year, $52M contract in November.

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Nets plan to engage in talks with the Cavs for JaVale McGee, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/120076-nets-plan-to-engage-in-talks-with-the-cavs-for-javale-mcgee-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/120076-nets-plan-to-engage-in-talks-with-the-cavs-for-javale-mcgee-per-report#respond Sun, 24 Jan 2021 00:35:56 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120076 JaVale McGee could soon leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and and join the Brooklyn Nets, according to Sam Amico of Forty Eight Minutes. As Amico reports, the Nets are planning to engage in talks with the Cavaliers in order to acquire McGee. “Nets and Cavs meeting for second time tonight, and sources tell @FortyEightMins to expect […]

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Nets plan to engage in talks with the Cavs for JaVale McGee, per report

JaVale McGee could soon leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and and join the Brooklyn Nets, according to Sam Amico of Forty Eight Minutes.

As Amico reports, the Nets are planning to engage in talks with the Cavaliers in order to acquire McGee.

“Nets and Cavs meeting for second time tonight, and sources tell @FortyEightMins to expect Nets to make a run at acquiring Cavs backup center JaVale McGee soon. Brooklyn has 2 available roster spots and looking for another veteran presence in the middle,” Amico tweeted.

The Nets sent big man Jarrett Allen to Cleveland as part of the James Harden trade and they now want to bolster their frontcourt.

For their part, the Cavs want to part ways with either McGee or Andre Drummond, as their roster consists of three centers (Allen, Drummond, McGee) at the moment.

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Greg Monroe, Jonas Jerebko part ways with Khimki https://www.talkbasket.net/120039-greg-monroe-jonas-jerebko-part-ways-with-khimki https://www.talkbasket.net/120039-greg-monroe-jonas-jerebko-part-ways-with-khimki#respond Sat, 23 Jan 2021 14:45:57 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120039 Greg Monroe and Jonas Jerebko have officially become free agents and will no longer play for Khimki. As the Russian club announced on Saturday, Monroe and Jerebko agreed to part ways with the team. Monroe averaged 12.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.27 assists with Khimki this season. Meanwhile, Jerebko had 10.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, and […]

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Greg Monroe, Jonas Jerebko part ways with Khimki

Greg Monroe and Jonas Jerebko have officially become free agents and will no longer play for Khimki.

As the Russian club announced on Saturday, Monroe and Jerebko agreed to part ways with the team.

Monroe averaged 12.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.27 assists with Khimki this season. Meanwhile, Jerebko had 10.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.46 assists.

Khimki has won only twice in 21 EuroLeague games (2-19) and is making several changes to its roster.

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“Shaquille O’Neal couldn’t stop me,” says Hall of Famer Dino Radja https://www.talkbasket.net/120014-shaquille-oneal-couldnt-stop-me-says-hall-of-famer-dino-radja https://www.talkbasket.net/120014-shaquille-oneal-couldnt-stop-me-says-hall-of-famer-dino-radja#respond Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:55:58 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120014 Dino Radja made an interesting statement regarding his battles with fellow Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal back in the 90s. Shaquille O’Neal has called Radja ‘one of the toughest white centers’ he went up against and Radja noted that O’Neal couldn’t stop him. “He couldn’t stop me. My third year, we had like five games […]

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“Shaquille O’Neal couldn’t stop me,” says Hall of Famer Dino Radja

Dino Radja made an interesting statement regarding his battles with fellow Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal back in the 90s.

Shaquille O’Neal has called Radja ‘one of the toughest white centers’ he went up against and Radja noted that O’Neal couldn’t stop him.

“He couldn’t stop me. My third year, we had like five games against Orlando, and I averaged like 27 against Orlando. He definitely remembers that,” Radja said about O’Neal in the newest episode of 1-ON-1 with Basketball Network.

Radja spent four years (1993-1997) in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, averaging 16.7 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.9 blocks, and faced O’Neal multiple times during the battles between the Celtics and the Orlando Magic.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reacts to his impressive three-point percentage this season https://www.talkbasket.net/120011-kentavious-caldwell-pope-reacts-to-his-impressive-three-point-percentage-this-season https://www.talkbasket.net/120011-kentavious-caldwell-pope-reacts-to-his-impressive-three-point-percentage-this-season#respond Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:41:20 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120011 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope shared his thoughts on his impressive shooting percentage from beyond the arc this season. Caldwell-Pope is shooting at 56.9% from the three-point line, which is the best shooting percentage in the NBA this season. The guard of the Lakers said he has been playing with confidence this season, while he knows where he […]

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reacts to his impressive three-point percentage this season

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope shared his thoughts on his impressive shooting percentage from beyond the arc this season.

Caldwell-Pope is shooting at 56.9% from the three-point line, which is the best shooting percentage in the NBA this season.

The guard of the Lakers said he has been playing with confidence this season, while he knows where he needs to be to get the shots.

Caldwell-Pope had seven three-pointers (7/10, 23 points) in the 113-106 victory over the Bucks.

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Kendrick Perkins reacts to LeBron James and the Lakers defeating Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/120009-kendrick-perkins-reacts-to-lebron-james-and-the-lakers-defeating-giannis-antetokounmpo-and-the-bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/120009-kendrick-perkins-reacts-to-lebron-james-and-the-lakers-defeating-giannis-antetokounmpo-and-the-bucks#respond Sat, 23 Jan 2021 03:16:06 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120009 Kendrick Perkins reacted to LeBron James and the Lakers earning the 113-106 victory over Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. Perkins said James and the Lakers had no problem to defeat their opponents, whereas Antetokounmpo and the Bucks need to work harder to become top contenders. “Lakers handled that business and they were unbothered in […]

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Kendrick Perkins reacts to LeBron James and the Lakers defeating Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks

Kendrick Perkins reacted to LeBron James and the Lakers earning the 113-106 victory over Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Perkins said James and the Lakers had no problem to defeat their opponents, whereas Antetokounmpo and the Bucks need to work harder to become top contenders.

“Lakers handled that business and they were unbothered in the process. The Bucks and the MVP/DPOY have a lot of work to do if they want to make it out the East and even think about contending for a title, they’re not there yet. Carry on,” Perkins tweeted.

Thanks to their win, the Lakers improved to 12-4 and remained undefeated on the road (8-0).

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Frank Vogel explains why a specific Lakers’ lineup is ‘imperfect’ https://www.talkbasket.net/120007-frank-vogel-explains-why-a-specific-lakers-lineup-is-imperfect https://www.talkbasket.net/120007-frank-vogel-explains-why-a-specific-lakers-lineup-is-imperfect#respond Sat, 23 Jan 2021 02:53:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120007 Frank Vogel explained why a specific Lakers lineup has been struggling on both ends since the start of the season. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, shared his thoughts on why the lineup of LeBron James, Wesley Matthews, Markieff Morris, Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell is ‘imperfect’. “That’s not an ideal lineup but a […]

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Frank Vogel explains why a specific Lakers’ lineup is ‘imperfect’

Frank Vogel explained why a specific Lakers lineup has been struggling on both ends since the start of the season.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, shared his thoughts on why the lineup of LeBron James, Wesley Matthews, Markieff Morris, Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell is ‘imperfect’.

“That’s not an ideal lineup but a lot of times the game plays out where I’m trying to get guys the minutes they deserve to impact our team.

Sometimes it results in imperfect lineups, but that sample size is extremely small. We’ll continue to evaluate that, but I’m aware of what that lineup looks like,” Vogel told reporters, via Lakers Nation.

The aforementioned lineup has played in nine games already, spending a total of 49 minutes on the floor.

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Kevin Durant calls Charles Barkley ‘idiot’ over NBA and Covid-19 vaccination comment https://www.talkbasket.net/120005-kevin-durant-calls-charles-barkley-idiot-over-nba-and-covid-19-vaccination-comment https://www.talkbasket.net/120005-kevin-durant-calls-charles-barkley-idiot-over-nba-and-covid-19-vaccination-comment#respond Sat, 23 Jan 2021 02:37:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120005 Kevin Durant called out Charles Barkley after the latter made a comment about NBA players and Covid-19 vaccination. Barkley said NBA players should get preferential treatment regarding coronavirus vaccination, because they pay more in taxes. For his part, Durant reacted and called Barkley ‘idiot’ for the comment he made. “I don’t know why they still […]

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Kevin Durant calls Charles Barkley ‘idiot’ over NBA and Covid-19 vaccination comment

Kevin Durant called out Charles Barkley after the latter made a comment about NBA players and Covid-19 vaccination.

Barkley said NBA players should get preferential treatment regarding coronavirus vaccination, because they pay more in taxes.

For his part, Durant reacted and called Barkley ‘idiot’ for the comment he made.

“I don’t know why they still ask for this idiot’s opinion,” Durant said about Barkley, via Clutchpoints.

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Kendrick Perkins believes the Nets should use Kyrie Irving as a sixth man https://www.talkbasket.net/120003-kendrick-perkins-believes-the-nets-should-use-kyrie-irving-as-a-sixth-man https://www.talkbasket.net/120003-kendrick-perkins-believes-the-nets-should-use-kyrie-irving-as-a-sixth-man#respond Sat, 23 Jan 2021 02:17:52 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120003 Kendrick Perkins made an interesting statement regarding Kyrie Irving and how he should be used by the Brooklyn Nets. With the addition of James Harden, Perkins believes that Irving should have more playing time with the second unit, as a sixth man. “When will they listen and learn! You have to structure Kyrie’s minutes where […]

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Kendrick Perkins believes the Nets should use Kyrie Irving as a sixth man

Kendrick Perkins made an interesting statement regarding Kyrie Irving and how he should be used by the Brooklyn Nets.

With the addition of James Harden, Perkins believes that Irving should have more playing time with the second unit, as a sixth man.

“When will they listen and learn! You have to structure Kyrie’s minutes where he will get most of his minutes with the 2nd unit, like a sixth man. KD and Harden standing around watching Kyrie ain’t gonna get it! Carry on,” Perkins tweeted.

In the first game with their Big-3, the Nets lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in double overtime (135-147).

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis included in Lakers’ injury report for game vs the Bulls https://www.talkbasket.net/120000-lebron-james-anthony-davis-included-in-lakers-injury-report-for-game-vs-the-bulls https://www.talkbasket.net/120000-lebron-james-anthony-davis-included-in-lakers-injury-report-for-game-vs-the-bulls#respond Sat, 23 Jan 2021 01:57:42 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=120000 LeBron James and Anthony Davis have entered the injury report of the Los Angeles Lakers for the game against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. James is listed as questionable by the Lakers with a left ankle sprain, whereas Davis is dealing with a right ankle sprain and is probable. Meanwhile, Kostas Antetokounmpo (right knee patellar […]

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis included in Lakers’ injury report for game vs the Bulls

LeBron James and Anthony Davis have entered the injury report of the Los Angeles Lakers for the game against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.

James is listed as questionable by the Lakers with a left ankle sprain, whereas Davis is dealing with a right ankle sprain and is probable.

Meanwhile, Kostas Antetokounmpo (right knee patellar teninditis) and Jared Dudley (right calf soreness) remain out for the defending champions.

The Lakers are 8-0 on the road this season and want to extend their road winning streak to nine games to remain on top of the NBA.

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Frank Vogel calls Bucks’ Khris Middleton a ‘superstar’ scorer https://www.talkbasket.net/119881-frank-vogel-calls-bucks-khris-middleton-a-superstar-scorer https://www.talkbasket.net/119881-frank-vogel-calls-bucks-khris-middleton-a-superstar-scorer#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2021 05:25:26 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119881 Frank Vogel had high praise for the star forward of the Milwaukee Bucks Khris Middleton. Vogel said Middleton is a ‘superstar’ scorer and does not get the respect he deserves. “Lakers coach Frank Vogel says he doesn’t feel Khris Middleton gets enough respect. Calls him a “superstar” scorer and tough to game plan against,” Eric […]

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Frank Vogel calls Bucks’ Khris Middleton a ‘superstar’ scorer

Frank Vogel had high praise for the star forward of the Milwaukee Bucks Khris Middleton.

Vogel said Middleton is a ‘superstar’ scorer and does not get the respect he deserves.

“Lakers coach Frank Vogel says he doesn’t feel Khris Middleton gets enough respect. Calls him a “superstar” scorer and tough to game plan against,” Eric Woodyard of ESPN reports.

Middleton had 20 points (6/15 shooting), five rebounds and seven assists in the 113-106 loss to the Lakers. He is averaging 22.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists this season.

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Magic Johnson says LeBron James, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ‘put on a show’ vs the Bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119879-magic-johnson-says-lebron-james-kentavious-caldwell-pope-put-on-a-show-vs-the-bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119879-magic-johnson-says-lebron-james-kentavious-caldwell-pope-put-on-a-show-vs-the-bucks#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2021 05:12:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119879 Magic Johnson took to Twitter and praised LeBron James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for their performance vs the Bucks. Johnson said James and Caldwell-Pope ‘put on a show’ against Milwaukee, leading the Lakers to the 113-106 victory. “LeBron James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put on a show in Milwaukee!! LeBron scored 34 points and KCP made seven […]

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Magic Johnson says LeBron James, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ‘put on a show’ vs the Bucks

Magic Johnson took to Twitter and praised LeBron James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for their performance vs the Bucks.

Johnson said James and Caldwell-Pope ‘put on a show’ against Milwaukee, leading the Lakers to the 113-106 victory.

“LeBron James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put on a show in Milwaukee!! LeBron scored 34 points and KCP made seven 3s in the Lakers’ 113-106 victory over the Bucks,” Magic Johnson tweeted.

James (34 points, six rebounds, eight assists) and Caldwell-Pope (23 points, seven three-pointers) combined for 57 points against the Bucks.

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Anthony Davis reacts to the Lakers defeating the Bucks: “Our motivation was to not lose two in a row” https://www.talkbasket.net/119874-anthony-davis-reacts-to-the-lakers-defeating-the-bucks-our-motivation-was-to-not-lose-two-in-a-row https://www.talkbasket.net/119874-anthony-davis-reacts-to-the-lakers-defeating-the-bucks-our-motivation-was-to-not-lose-two-in-a-row#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2021 05:01:03 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119874 Anthony Davis opened up about the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night (113-106). Davis said he and his teammates wanted to bounce back from their loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday (115-113). “Our motivation was to not lose two in a row and we were able to do […]

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Anthony Davis reacts to the Lakers defeating the Bucks: “Our motivation was to not lose two in a row”

Anthony Davis opened up about the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night (113-106).

Davis said he and his teammates wanted to bounce back from their loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday (115-113).

“Our motivation was to not lose two in a row and we were able to do that,” Davis told reporters, via Spectrum Sportsnet.

Davis had 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists in the contest, however he was disappointed by his performance.

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Frank Vogel proud of how Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has settled in his role with the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/119871-frank-vogel-proud-of-how-kentavious-caldwell-pope-has-settled-in-his-role-with-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/119871-frank-vogel-proud-of-how-kentavious-caldwell-pope-has-settled-in-his-role-with-the-lakers#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2021 04:50:09 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119871 Frank Vogel shared his thoughts on the performance of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with the Los Angeles Lakers. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said he is proud of how Caldwell-Pope has settled in his role with the defending champions. “When you see a guy that plays as hard as he does, who adds value whether […]

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Frank Vogel proud of how Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has settled in his role with the Lakers

Frank Vogel shared his thoughts on the performance of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said he is proud of how Caldwell-Pope has settled in his role with the defending champions.

“When you see a guy that plays as hard as he does, who adds value whether he’s making shots or missing shots, guys like that get minutes,” Vogel said, via Kyle Goon of the Southern California News Group.

For his part, Caldwell-Pope had 23 points and a season-high seven three-pointers (7/10), as the Lakers defeated the Bucks (113-106).

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LeBron James praises Giannis Antetokounmpo: “That guy is damn good himself” https://www.talkbasket.net/119869-lebron-james-praises-giannis-antetokounmpo-that-guy-is-damn-good-himself https://www.talkbasket.net/119869-lebron-james-praises-giannis-antetokounmpo-that-guy-is-damn-good-himself#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2021 04:32:34 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119869 LeBron James had nothing but good words to say about the superstar of the Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo. James said Antetokounmpo is an excellent player, who gets a lot of respect from everyone in the NBA. “Anytime you are respected by your peers it always means something. … That guy is damn good himself,” James […]

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LeBron James praises Giannis Antetokounmpo: “That guy is damn good himself”

LeBron James had nothing but good words to say about the superstar of the Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo.

James said Antetokounmpo is an excellent player, who gets a lot of respect from everyone in the NBA.

“Anytime you are respected by your peers it always means something. … That guy is damn good himself,” James said about Antetokounmpo, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

James had 34 points (13/25 shooting, 6/10 from beyond the arc), six rebounds and eight assists, as the Lakers edged the Bucks (113-106).

For his part, Antetokounmpo had 25 points (11/17 shooting) and 12 boards in the contest.

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Anthony Davis says he puts a lot of pressure on himself and admits he ‘sucks right now’ https://www.talkbasket.net/119860-anthony-davis-says-he-puts-a-lot-of-pressure-on-himself-and-admits-he-sucks-right-now https://www.talkbasket.net/119860-anthony-davis-says-he-puts-a-lot-of-pressure-on-himself-and-admits-he-sucks-right-now#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2021 03:39:55 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119860 Anthony Davis was disappointed by his performance in the Lakers’ 113-106 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Even though he was happy about his aggressiveness, Davis admitted he ‘sucks right now’. Davis had 18 points (8/18 shooting), nine rebounds and six assists in 38 minutes of action. The Lakers remained undefeated on the road (8-0) and […]

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Anthony Davis says he puts a lot of pressure on himself and admits he ‘sucks right now’

Anthony Davis was disappointed by his performance in the Lakers’ 113-106 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Even though he was happy about his aggressiveness, Davis admitted he ‘sucks right now’.

Davis had 18 points (8/18 shooting), nine rebounds and six assists in 38 minutes of action.

The Lakers remained undefeated on the road (8-0) and improved to 12-4.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hits season-high 7 three-pointers vs the Bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119855-kentavious-caldwell-pope-hits-season-high-7-three-pointers-vs-the-bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119855-kentavious-caldwell-pope-hits-season-high-7-three-pointers-vs-the-bucks#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2021 03:29:14 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119855 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was unstoppable from beyond the arc, as the Lakers edged the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum (113-106). Caldwell-Pope hit a season-high seven three-pointers (7/10) to finish the contest with 23 points. Per Lakers PR, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily, this was the sixth time in his career that Caldwell-Pope has made seven […]

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hits season-high 7 three-pointers vs the Bucks

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was unstoppable from beyond the arc, as the Lakers edged the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum (113-106).

Caldwell-Pope hit a season-high seven three-pointers (7/10) to finish the contest with 23 points.

Per Lakers PR, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily, this was the sixth time in his career that Caldwell-Pope has made seven three-pointers in a game and the first one in 27 minutes or less.

Thanks to his performance from beyond the arc, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope surpassed Michael Cooper for eighth on the Lakers’ all-time three-pointers list, with 431.

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Kendrick Perkins says the Clippers play ‘inspiring basketball’ https://www.talkbasket.net/119852-kendrick-perkins-says-the-clippers-play-inspiring-basketball https://www.talkbasket.net/119852-kendrick-perkins-says-the-clippers-play-inspiring-basketball#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2021 02:10:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119852 Kendrick Perkins shared his excitement for what he has seen from the Los Angeles Clippers over the last few games. Perkins said Paul George is playing at an MVP level and the Clippers have started playing ‘inspiring basketball’. “Clippers on a 5 game winning streak is EVERYTHING…Paul George is playing at a MVP level and […]

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Kendrick Perkins says the Clippers play ‘inspiring basketball’

Kendrick Perkins shared his excitement for what he has seen from the Los Angeles Clippers over the last few games.

Perkins said Paul George is playing at an MVP level and the Clippers have started playing ‘inspiring basketball’.

“Clippers on a 5 game winning streak is EVERYTHING…Paul George is playing at a MVP level and the Clippers are finally playing inspiring basketball. Just saying tho!” Perkins tweeted.

The Clippers currently are on a five-game winning streak and on top of the Western Conference (11-4).

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Magic Johnson picks Anthony Davis as one of the top MVP candidates https://www.talkbasket.net/119848-magic-johnson-picks-anthony-davis-as-one-of-the-top-mvp-candidates https://www.talkbasket.net/119848-magic-johnson-picks-anthony-davis-as-one-of-the-top-mvp-candidates#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2021 01:34:06 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119848 Magic Johnson took to Twitter and picked Anthony Davis as one of the top MVP candidates for the 2020/21 NBA season. Johnson named several NBA superstars as his MVP choices, with Davis being included on that list. “The next group of MVP candidates are Steph Curry, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Luka Dončić, Giannis Antetokounmpo and […]

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Magic Johnson picks Anthony Davis as one of the top MVP candidates

Magic Johnson took to Twitter and picked Anthony Davis as one of the top MVP candidates for the 2020/21 NBA season.

Johnson named several NBA superstars as his MVP choices, with Davis being included on that list.

“The next group of MVP candidates are Steph Curry, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Luka Dončić, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bradley Beal.

LeBron James, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, Nikola Jokić and Jaylen Brown are the top five MVP candidates right now,” Magic Johnson tweeted.

Davis is averaging 21.3 points, nine rebounds and 3.4 assists for the Lakers this season.

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James Worthy considers the Lakers’ seven-game road trip ‘their first big test’ this season https://www.talkbasket.net/119844-james-worthy-considers-the-lakers-seven-game-road-trip-their-first-big-test-this-season https://www.talkbasket.net/119844-james-worthy-considers-the-lakers-seven-game-road-trip-their-first-big-test-this-season#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2021 00:23:33 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119844 James Worthy shared his thoughts on the upcoming seven-game road trip of the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers. Worthy, a Lakers and NBA legend, considers this road trip the ‘first big test’ for the team this season, given the quality of the opponents they will face. Among other teams, the Lakers will take on the […]

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James Worthy considers the Lakers’ seven-game road trip ‘their first big test’ this season

James Worthy shared his thoughts on the upcoming seven-game road trip of the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers.

Worthy, a Lakers and NBA legend, considers this road trip the ‘first big test’ for the team this season, given the quality of the opponents they will face.

Among other teams, the Lakers will take on the Philadelphia 76ers, the Boston Celtics, the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks, with all four of them being contenders in the East.

For his part, James Worthy made a prediction that the Lakers will win five of their next seven road games (5-2).

The Lakers are undefeated on the road so far (7-0) and their first opponent will be the Bucks on Thursday.

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Frank Vogel reveals top motivator for the Lakers vs the Bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119838-frank-vogel-reveals-top-motivator-for-the-lakers-vs-the-bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119838-frank-vogel-reveals-top-motivator-for-the-lakers-vs-the-bucks#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 23:40:32 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119838 Frank Vogel opened up about the Lakers’ motivation ahead of the clash with the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said the biggest motivator for his team is their performance in the loss to the Warriors (115-113). “Frank Vogel believes the top motivator for the Lakers against the Bucks […]

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Frank Vogel reveals top motivator for the Lakers vs the Bucks

Frank Vogel opened up about the Lakers’ motivation ahead of the clash with the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said the biggest motivator for his team is their performance in the loss to the Warriors (115-113).

“Frank Vogel believes the top motivator for the Lakers against the Bucks is they’re coming off not playing well in a loss to the Warriors,” Matthew Moreno of Lakers Nation reports.

Vogel also noted the Lakers should be very careful in transition defense and avoid letting the Bucks run the floor.

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Nikola Mirotic returns for FC Barcelona after one month https://www.talkbasket.net/119786-nikola-mirotic-returns-for-fc-barcelona-after-one-month https://www.talkbasket.net/119786-nikola-mirotic-returns-for-fc-barcelona-after-one-month#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 17:15:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119786 Nikola Mirotic will return to the lineup of FC Barcelona after an one-month absence. Mirotic traveled with FC Barcelona to Belgrade for the game against Crvena Zvezda on Friday. The superstar of the Catalans missed several games of FC Barcelona over the past month, due to personal reasons. Mirotic is averaging 16.8 points and 6.1 […]

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Nikola Mirotic returns for FC Barcelona after one month

Nikola Mirotic will return to the lineup of FC Barcelona after an one-month absence.

Mirotic traveled with FC Barcelona to Belgrade for the game against Crvena Zvezda on Friday.

The superstar of the Catalans missed several games of FC Barcelona over the past month, due to personal reasons.

Mirotic is averaging 16.8 points and 6.1 rebounds this season.

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Kawhi Leonard ‘not satisfied’ despite the Clippers’ great start https://www.talkbasket.net/119733-kawhi-leonard-not-satisfied-despite-the-clippers-great-start https://www.talkbasket.net/119733-kawhi-leonard-not-satisfied-despite-the-clippers-great-start#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 06:48:45 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119733 Kawhi Leonard shared his thoughts on the performance of the Los Angeles Clippers in the season so far. Leonard said it’s important the team has won the majority of its games so far, yet there is still plenty of room for improvement. “Happy with the wins we’re getting but we’re not satisfied,” Leonard told reporters, […]

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Kawhi Leonard ‘not satisfied’ despite the Clippers’ great start

Kawhi Leonard shared his thoughts on the performance of the Los Angeles Clippers in the season so far.

Leonard said it’s important the team has won the majority of its games so far, yet there is still plenty of room for improvement.

“Happy with the wins we’re getting but we’re not satisfied,” Leonard told reporters, via Oh Youngmisuk of ESPN.

Leonard and the Clippers are on a five-game winning streak, while they sit on top of the Western Conference and tied with the Lakers, with the best record in the NBA.

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Frank Vogel says the Lakers will ‘play edgy’ vs the Bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119731-frank-vogel-says-the-lakers-will-play-edgy-vs-the-bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119731-frank-vogel-says-the-lakers-will-play-edgy-vs-the-bucks#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 05:34:54 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119731 Frank Vogel shared his thoughts on the upcoming clash between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, believes the defending champions will ‘play edgy’ against a fellow title contender. “I don’t think it’s ever good to lose a game that you should win with a […]

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Frank Vogel says the Lakers will ‘play edgy’ vs the Bucks

Frank Vogel shared his thoughts on the upcoming clash between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, believes the defending champions will ‘play edgy’ against a fellow title contender.

“I don’t think it’s ever good to lose a game that you should win with a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter. That’s never good. That should give us nice and edgy.

If you’re looking at a silver lining, that it’ll make us edgy going into that Milwaukee game, maybe there’s something there, but I think when you’re playing against the best teams in the league, you’re going to play edgy anyway.

So I don’t know if that Golden State loss is going to impact that as much,” Vogel told reporters, via Silver Screen and Roll.

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Lakers hopeful they will visit the White House later in the season, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/119718-lakers-hopeful-they-will-visit-the-white-house-later-in-the-season-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/119718-lakers-hopeful-they-will-visit-the-white-house-later-in-the-season-per-report#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 03:44:16 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119718 The Los Angeles Lakers are hopeful they will be able to visit the White House at some point during the season, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. With President-elect Joe Biden taking over, the Lakers believe they will be able to visit the White House. “The Los Angeles Lakers are looking forward to reconvening a […]

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Lakers hopeful they will visit the White House later in the season, per report

The Los Angeles Lakers are hopeful they will be able to visit the White House at some point during the season, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

With President-elect Joe Biden taking over, the Lakers believe they will be able to visit the White House.

“The Los Angeles Lakers are looking forward to reconvening a post-championship tradition of visiting the White House at some point during the 2020-21 season after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office as the 46th President of the United States, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Waiting to see if Biden’s schedule will be freed up for the lone occasion the Lakers travel to take on the Washington Wizards, and gathering information on what the White House COVID-19 protocols will look like are all determining factors, sources said,” Haynes reports, via Lakers Nation.

The defending champions Lakers could visit the House in the second part of the season, when they will travel to Washington to face the Wizards.

The last NBA team that visited the White House was the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2016.

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Russell Westbrook to follow the Wizards on their four-game road trip; still unknown if he will play https://www.talkbasket.net/119716-russell-westbrook-to-follow-the-wizards-on-their-four-game-road-trip-still-unknown-if-he-will-play https://www.talkbasket.net/119716-russell-westbrook-to-follow-the-wizards-on-their-four-game-road-trip-still-unknown-if-he-will-play#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 03:29:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119716 Russell Westbrook is expected to travel with the Washington Wizards for their four-game road trip that will start on Friday. Westbrook is out with a quad injury he sustained a few weeks ago and his status for the next four games remains unknonw. Washington head coach Scott Brooks noted he doesn’t know yet whether Westbrook […]

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Russell Westbrook to follow the Wizards on their four-game road trip; still unknown if he will play

Russell Westbrook is expected to travel with the Washington Wizards for their four-game road trip that will start on Friday.

Westbrook is out with a quad injury he sustained a few weeks ago and his status for the next four games remains unknonw.

Washington head coach Scott Brooks noted he doesn’t know yet whether Westbrook will play in the road games.

For their part, the Wizards have missed several games, due to positive coronavirus cases and contract tracing.

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Luol Deng the sixth highest paid player on the Lakers this season, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/119712-luol-deng-the-sixth-highest-paid-player-on-the-lakers-this-season-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/119712-luol-deng-the-sixth-highest-paid-player-on-the-lakers-this-season-per-report#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 02:22:40 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119712 Luol Deng has retired from the NBA since October of 2019, however he is still getting paid by the Los Angeles Lakers. As Lakers Daily reports, Deng is the sixth highest paid player on the Lakers roster this season. Deng had agreed to a four-year, $72M contract with the Lakers back in the summer of […]

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Luol Deng the sixth highest paid player on the Lakers this season, per report

Luol Deng has retired from the NBA since October of 2019, however he is still getting paid by the Los Angeles Lakers.

As Lakers Daily reports, Deng is the sixth highest paid player on the Lakers roster this season.

Deng had agreed to a four-year, $72M contract with the Lakers back in the summer of 2016.

Even though the Lakers asked the NBA to waive and stretch Deng’s contract, that didn’t happen and the defending champions still owe money to the retired forward.

Deng has to receive $18M by the Lakers through the 2022 season.

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Lou Williams returns for the Clippers after a two-game absence https://www.talkbasket.net/119709-lou-williams-returns-for-the-clippers-after-a-two-game-absence https://www.talkbasket.net/119709-lou-williams-returns-for-the-clippers-after-a-two-game-absence#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 02:05:27 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119709 Lou Williams will be in the lineup of the Los Angeles Clippers for the game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. Williams missed the last two games of the Clippers with a hip injury (soreness). Even without Lou Williams, the Clippers managed to extend their winning streak to four games and now are at 10-4 […]

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Lou Williams returns for the Clippers after a two-game absence

Lou Williams will be in the lineup of the Los Angeles Clippers for the game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.

Williams missed the last two games of the Clippers with a hip injury (soreness).

Even without Lou Williams, the Clippers managed to extend their winning streak to four games and now are at 10-4 in the standings.

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Kyle Kuzma says the Lakers are ‘ready to fight’ vs the Bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119707-kyle-kuzma-says-the-lakers-are-ready-to-fight-vs-the-bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119707-kyle-kuzma-says-the-lakers-are-ready-to-fight-vs-the-bucks#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 01:52:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119707 Kyle Kuzma said the Lakers are locked in ahead of the clash with the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. Kuzma called the Bucks a ‘tough contender’ and made it clear the Lakers are ‘ready to fight’ against Milwaukee. “I’m just trying to win the game. … We have a tough matchup with a contender and […]

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Kyle Kuzma says the Lakers are ‘ready to fight’ vs the Bucks

Kyle Kuzma said the Lakers are locked in ahead of the clash with the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

Kuzma called the Bucks a ‘tough contender’ and made it clear the Lakers are ‘ready to fight’ against Milwaukee.

“I’m just trying to win the game. … We have a tough matchup with a contender and we’re ready to fight,” Kuzma said, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

Kuzma and the Lakers want to bounce back from their home loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday (115-113).

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Three Lakers players probable vs the Bucks; LeBron James remains questionable https://www.talkbasket.net/119702-lakers-injury-report-three-players-probable-lebron-james-questionable-vs-the-bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119702-lakers-injury-report-three-players-probable-lebron-james-questionable-vs-the-bucks#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2021 01:04:33 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119702 Several Lakers players are included in the injury report for the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. Anthony Davis (right ankle sprain), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left ankle sprain) and Wesley Matthews (sore right Achilles) are probable for the contest. At the same time, the Lakers list LeBron James as questionable with a left ankle sprain, […]

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Three Lakers players probable vs the Bucks; LeBron James remains questionable

Several Lakers players are included in the injury report for the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.

Anthony Davis (right ankle sprain), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left ankle sprain) and Wesley Matthews (sore right Achilles) are probable for the contest.

At the same time, the Lakers list LeBron James as questionable with a left ankle sprain, however he is expected to play against the Bucks.

On the other hand, Kostas Antetokounmpo (right knee patellar tendinitis) and Jared Dudley (sore right calf) will miss another game for the Lakers.

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Real Madrid head coach reacts to rumors regarding a deal with Thomas Heurtel https://www.talkbasket.net/119648-real-madrid-head-coach-reacts-to-rumors-regarding-a-deal-with-thomas-heurtel https://www.talkbasket.net/119648-real-madrid-head-coach-reacts-to-rumors-regarding-a-deal-with-thomas-heurtel#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:34:28 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119648 Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso reacted to the rumors regarding a deal with former FC Barcelona head coach Thomas Heurtel. Laso called Heurtel a ‘very good player’, but denied the reports that Real has agreed to sign the French guard. “He is a very good player. But I take with humor all the references […]

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Real Madrid head coach reacts to rumors regarding a deal with Thomas Heurtel

Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso reacted to the rumors regarding a deal with former FC Barcelona head coach Thomas Heurtel.

Laso called Heurtel a ‘very good player’, but denied the reports that Real has agreed to sign the French guard.

“He is a very good player. But I take with humor all the references that are made with Heurtel and Real Madrid, we have enough things to think about the team, to occupy time on such things,” Laso told reporters, via Eurohoops.net.

Per Chema de Lucas, Real has agreed to a two-year (1+1) deal with Heurtel that will start in the summer of 2021.

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Anthony Davis says the Lakers are under ‘pressure’ to beat the Bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119610-anthony-davis-says-the-lakers-are-under-pressure-to-beat-the-bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119610-anthony-davis-says-the-lakers-are-under-pressure-to-beat-the-bucks#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 05:11:13 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119610 Anthony Davis shared his thoughts on the upcoming clash between the Lakers and the Bucks on Thursday night. Following the loss to the Warriors on Monday (115-113), Davis said the Lakers are under ‘pressure’ to defeat Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. “We know we’re a good team. We know that teams are going to come […]

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Anthony Davis says the Lakers are under ‘pressure’ to beat the Bucks

Anthony Davis shared his thoughts on the upcoming clash between the Lakers and the Bucks on Thursday night.

Following the loss to the Warriors on Monday (115-113), Davis said the Lakers are under ‘pressure’ to defeat Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.

“We know we’re a good team. We know that teams are going to come out and play their best against us. But the way we lost, we don’t like.

Obviously we have to look back at the film and see where we can be better, but we’ve always bounced back. We don’t like losing two in a row, so our next game, we’re going to put a lot of pressure on ourselves to win that game.

Nobody in that locker room likes to lose. It’s a tough one. It’s one that we for sure should have won, so this one hurts a little more, but we’ll watch the film when we get back together and try to figure out how to get better and get ready for Milwaukee,” Davis said, via Lakers Daily.

Davis and the Lakers want to avoid suffering back-to-back losses for the first time this season and the first time since August 8, 2020.

For the time being, the Lakers are on top of the West with the best record in the NBA (11-4).

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Anthony Davis believes the Lakers could become the next dynasty in the NBA https://www.talkbasket.net/119608-anthony-davis-believes-the-lakers-could-become-the-next-dynasty-in-the-nba https://www.talkbasket.net/119608-anthony-davis-believes-the-lakers-could-become-the-next-dynasty-in-the-nba#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 03:22:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119608 Anthony Davis has a lot of confidence in the potential of the Los Angeles Lakers’ roster. Davis is optimistic the Lakers can defend their title and replace the Golden State Warriors as the next dynasty in the NBA. “I think when you’re defending champs you kind of hold that standard for the league. I don’t […]

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Anthony Davis believes the Lakers could become the next dynasty in the NBA

Anthony Davis has a lot of confidence in the potential of the Los Angeles Lakers’ roster.

Davis is optimistic the Lakers can defend their title and replace the Golden State Warriors as the next dynasty in the NBA.

“I think when you’re defending champs you kind of hold that standard for the league. I don’t want to say we took over, because the Warriors won three out of four.

We haven’t accomplished that yet, but I think whoever the defending champions are kind of hold that standard of what each team wants to become. We have that target on our back this year. Teams are trying to match up to beat the Lakers.

It comes with the territory when you’re holding the title. We’ve been doing a great job of continuing do what we do and getting better at it to hold that title and keep it here in L.A.

Every night we’re going to get the other team’s best shot. We’ve seen that a lot this year with our team,” Davis said about the Lakers, via Lakers Nation.

For their part, the Warriors played in five straight NBA Finals (2015-2019) and won the title three times (2015, 2017, 2018).

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“If Brandon Ingram becomes a two-way superstar, the Pelicans can contend for titles,” says NBA Insider https://www.talkbasket.net/119606-if-brandon-ingram-becomes-a-two-way-superstar-the-pelicans-can-contend-for-titles-says-nba-insider https://www.talkbasket.net/119606-if-brandon-ingram-becomes-a-two-way-superstar-the-pelicans-can-contend-for-titles-says-nba-insider#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 02:46:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119606 If Brandon Ingram becomes a two-way superstar, he can help the New Orleans Pelicans become title contenders, says NBA Insider Zach Lowe. As Lowe notes, Ingram should keep playing at an elite level and approach double digits in assists. “If Brandon Ingram becomes the player he thinks he can be — a two-way superstar who […]

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“If Brandon Ingram becomes a two-way superstar, the Pelicans can contend for titles,” says NBA Insider

If Brandon Ingram becomes a two-way superstar, he can help the New Orleans Pelicans become title contenders, says NBA Insider Zach Lowe.

As Lowe notes, Ingram should keep playing at an elite level and approach double digits in assists.

“If Brandon Ingram becomes the player he thinks he can be — a two-way superstar who approaches double digits in assists — the Pelicans have a chance to contend for titles,” Lowe says, via NBA Analysis Network.

Since joining the Pelicans via a trade from the Lakers, Brandon Ingram has become an elite player, while he is also the reigning Sixth Man of the Year.

He is averaging 23.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Pelicans this season.

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Josh Hart opens up about the trade rumors while on the Lakers: “Thank God I don’t have to deal with that s**t anymore” https://www.talkbasket.net/119604-josh-hart-opens-up-about-the-trade-rumors-while-on-the-lakers-thank-god-i-dont-have-to-deal-with-that-st-anymore https://www.talkbasket.net/119604-josh-hart-opens-up-about-the-trade-rumors-while-on-the-lakers-thank-god-i-dont-have-to-deal-with-that-st-anymore#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 02:25:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119604 Josh Hart opened up about the trade rumors that surrounded his presence in the Los Angeles Lakers. Hart is relieved he no longer has to deal with these rumors, after getting traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis. “The [trade rumors] were tough on him (Ingram). Before LeBron got there, he […]

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Josh Hart opens up about the trade rumors while on the Lakers: “Thank God I don’t have to deal with that s**t anymore”

Josh Hart opened up about the trade rumors that surrounded his presence in the Los Angeles Lakers.

Hart is relieved he no longer has to deal with these rumors, after getting traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis.

“The [trade rumors] were tough on him (Ingram). Before LeBron got there, he had been given the keys. And then people in L.A. were killing him: He’s not as good anymore.

He’s not a great No 2. pick. The rumors became part of our lives, all year. Thank God I don’t have to deal with that s— anymore,” Hart said about the trade, via Zach Lowe of ESPN.

As part of the blockbuster trade, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball joined the Pelicans, while Davis signed with the Lakers and led the team to the 2020 NBA title.

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Kendrick Perkins calls Kevin Durant the ‘best scorer’ in NBA history https://www.talkbasket.net/119602-kendrick-perkins-calls-kevin-durant-the-best-scorer-in-nba-history https://www.talkbasket.net/119602-kendrick-perkins-calls-kevin-durant-the-best-scorer-in-nba-history#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 01:59:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119602 Kendrick Perkins once again praised Kevin Durant for his excellent scoring skills, after the latter dropped 30 points against the Bucks. Perkins has been impressed by how well Durant has been playing, despite his 18-month absence, due to an Achilles injury. Perkins, an NBA champion and current ESPN analyst, called Durant ‘the best scorer’ in […]

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Kendrick Perkins calls Kevin Durant the ‘best scorer’ in NBA history

Kendrick Perkins once again praised Kevin Durant for his excellent scoring skills, after the latter dropped 30 points against the Bucks.

Perkins has been impressed by how well Durant has been playing, despite his 18-month absence, due to an Achilles injury.

Perkins, an NBA champion and current ESPN analyst, called Durant ‘the best scorer’ in NBA history.

“Kevin Durant averaging 30 points a night on 54% shooting from the field coming off Achilles injury is INSANE…it also confirms what I’ve been saying for the last few year that he’s the BEST SCORER to ever touch the damn basketball!!! Btw Good morning my good people,” Perkins tweeted.

Durant is averaging 30.6 points (54.1% shooting, 48.4% from beyond the arc), 7.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists this season.

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Talen Horton-Tucker not worried about his role in the Lakers this season https://www.talkbasket.net/119600-talen-horton-tucker-not-worried-about-his-role-in-the-lakers-this-season https://www.talkbasket.net/119600-talen-horton-tucker-not-worried-about-his-role-in-the-lakers-this-season#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 01:39:02 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119600 Talen Horton-Tucker is not worried about his role in the Los Angeles Lakers this season and just wants to have as much playing time as possible. Horton-Tucker noted he feels comfortable with any role in the Lakers’ tactics and is ready to make the difference for his team. “I feel like you can put me […]

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Talen Horton-Tucker not worried about his role in the Lakers this season

Talen Horton-Tucker is not worried about his role in the Los Angeles Lakers this season and just wants to have as much playing time as possible.

Horton-Tucker noted he feels comfortable with any role in the Lakers’ tactics and is ready to make the difference for his team.

“I feel like you can put me anywhere on the court. You can put me with any group that we have and I feel like I can get some things done and just help us win a game. Just try to make winning plays on both ends.

There’s not really a specific place I feel comfortable yet, because I’m actually kind of getting thrown,” Horton-Tucker said, via Lakers Nation.

Horton-Tucker is averaging 6.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and two assists in 15.6 minutes of action this season.

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Clippers injury report: Lou Williams considered day-to-day; Serge Ibaka expected to return vs the Kings https://www.talkbasket.net/119595-clippers-injury-report-lou-williams-considered-day-to-day-serge-ibaka-expected-to-return-vs-the-kings https://www.talkbasket.net/119595-clippers-injury-report-lou-williams-considered-day-to-day-serge-ibaka-expected-to-return-vs-the-kings#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 01:00:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119595 Lou Williams and Serge Ibaka have entered the injury report of the Los Angeles Clippers for the match against the Sacramento Kings. As Clippers head coach, Tyronn Lue, noted, Williams is considered day-to-day, as he is still dealing with a hip injury (soreness). Meanwhile, Lue said Ibaka is expected to return to the lineup, after […]

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Clippers injury report: Lou Williams considered day-to-day; Serge Ibaka expected to return vs the Kings

Lou Williams and Serge Ibaka have entered the injury report of the Los Angeles Clippers for the match against the Sacramento Kings.

As Clippers head coach, Tyronn Lue, noted, Williams is considered day-to-day, as he is still dealing with a hip injury (soreness).

Meanwhile, Lue said Ibaka is expected to return to the lineup, after missing the last game of the Clippers with a non-Covid related illness.

Even without Williams and Ibaka, the Clippers dominated the Indiana Pacers at home (96-129) and have now won four straight games (10-4).

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Real Madrid expected to sign Thomas Heurtel this summer, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/119537-real-madrid-expected-to-sign-thomas-heurtel-this-summer-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/119537-real-madrid-expected-to-sign-thomas-heurtel-this-summer-per-report#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:40:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119537 Real Madrid is expected to sign Thomas Heurtel this summer, according to the Spanish journalist Chema de Lucas. Heurtel parted ways with FC Barcelona on Tuesday and can’t sign with another EuroLeague team this season. However, it seems he has already agreed to a two-year (1+1) deal with Real Madrid, which will start in the […]

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Real Madrid expected to sign Thomas Heurtel this summer, per report

Real Madrid is expected to sign Thomas Heurtel this summer, according to the Spanish journalist Chema de Lucas.

Heurtel parted ways with FC Barcelona on Tuesday and can’t sign with another EuroLeague team this season.

However, it seems he has already agreed to a two-year (1+1) deal with Real Madrid, which will start in the summer of 2021.

For its part, Real has been in search for a point guard since Facundo Campazzo decided to move to the NBA back in November.

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LeBron James on the 1-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s death: “I don’t want to live in the past. I definitely don’t want to live out that day again” https://www.talkbasket.net/119467-lebron-james-on-the-1-year-anniversary-of-kobe-bryants-death-i-dont-want-to-live-in-the-past-i-definitely-dont-want-to-live-out-that-day-again https://www.talkbasket.net/119467-lebron-james-on-the-1-year-anniversary-of-kobe-bryants-death-i-dont-want-to-live-in-the-past-i-definitely-dont-want-to-live-out-that-day-again#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:51:40 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119467 LeBron James shared his thoughts on the 1-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s death, which is approaching (January 26). James said he doesn’t want to think about this day and only wants to continue Bryant’s legacy. “I don’t want to live in the past. I definitely don’t want to live out that day again. It’s about […]

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LeBron James on the 1-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s death: “I don’t want to live in the past. I definitely don’t want to live out that day again”

LeBron James shared his thoughts on the 1-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s death, which is approaching (January 26).

James said he doesn’t want to think about this day and only wants to continue Bryant’s legacy.

“I don’t want to live in the past. I definitely don’t want to live out that day again. It’s about always continuing to move forward and continuing to live on his legacy,” James said, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

Bryant and his daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash in January 26, 2020.

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Kendrick Perkins reacts to the Lakers’ loss to Stephen Curry and the Warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119465-kendrick-perkins-reacts-to-the-lakers-loss-to-stephen-curry-and-the-warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119465-kendrick-perkins-reacts-to-the-lakers-loss-to-stephen-curry-and-the-warriors#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:39:27 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119465 Kendrick Perkins reacted to the loss of the Los Angeles Lakers to the Golden State Warriors at home (115-113). Perkins took to Twitter and praised Stephen Curry for his performance in the game (26 points, 8/22 shooting, seven assists). “Steph came through with his Ski Mask on and emptied the clip on the Lakers,” Perkins […]

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Kendrick Perkins reacts to the Lakers’ loss to Stephen Curry and the Warriors

Kendrick Perkins reacted to the loss of the Los Angeles Lakers to the Golden State Warriors at home (115-113).

Perkins took to Twitter and praised Stephen Curry for his performance in the game (26 points, 8/22 shooting, seven assists).

“Steph came through with his Ski Mask on and emptied the clip on the Lakers,” Perkins tweeted.

The Warriors ended the Lakers’ (11-4) five-game winning streak and improved to 7-6.

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Anthony Davis expects the Lakers to ‘bounce back’ after loss to the Warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119463-anthony-davis-expects-the-lakers-to-bounce-back-after-loss-to-the-warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119463-anthony-davis-expects-the-lakers-to-bounce-back-after-loss-to-the-warriors#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:21:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119463 Anthony Davis is confident the Lakers will ‘bounce back’ after their loss to the Golden State Warriors at home (115-113). Davis and the Lakers will face the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday and Davis is expecting his teammates to react and return to the winning track. “We don’t like the way we lost, but we’ve always […]

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Anthony Davis expects the Lakers to ‘bounce back’ after loss to the Warriors

Anthony Davis is confident the Lakers will ‘bounce back’ after their loss to the Golden State Warriors at home (115-113).

Davis and the Lakers will face the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday and Davis is expecting his teammates to react and return to the winning track.

“We don’t like the way we lost, but we’ve always bounced back,” Davis told reporters, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

Davis and the Lakers saw their five-game winning streak come to an end, while they dropped to 11-4.

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Kyle Kuzma says the lack of urgency cost the Lakers the victory over the Warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119459-kyle-kuzma-says-the-lack-of-urgency-cost-the-lakers-the-victory-over-the-warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119459-kyle-kuzma-says-the-lack-of-urgency-cost-the-lakers-the-victory-over-the-warriors#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:12:00 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119459 Kyle Kuzma explained why the Lakers were defeated by the Golden State Warriors at home (115-113). Kuzma noted the lack of urgency was one of the reasons for the defeat, but added this can happen in a 72-game regular season. “It’s a long season and it’s kind of hard to keep that sense of urgency […]

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Kyle Kuzma says the lack of urgency cost the Lakers the victory over the Warriors

Kyle Kuzma explained why the Lakers were defeated by the Golden State Warriors at home (115-113).

Kuzma noted the lack of urgency was one of the reasons for the defeat, but added this can happen in a 72-game regular season.

“It’s a long season and it’s kind of hard to keep that sense of urgency as a team for 72 games and we just let one slip,” Kuzma said, via Spectrum Sportsnet.

Kuzma and the Lakers dropped to 11-4, while their five-game winning streak came to an end.

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LeBron James critical of officiating in loss to the Warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119455-lebron-james-critical-of-officiating-in-loss-to-the-warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119455-lebron-james-critical-of-officiating-in-loss-to-the-warriors#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:01:57 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119455 LeBron James did not like some of the calls the referees made in the loss to the Golden State Warriors at home (115-113). James, who had 19 points, five rebounds and five assists in the contest, addressed that issue in his postgame comments. “It’s so funny because the very next play Draymond gets into the […]

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LeBron James critical of officiating in loss to the Warriors

LeBron James did not like some of the calls the referees made in the loss to the Golden State Warriors at home (115-113).

James, who had 19 points, five rebounds and five assists in the contest, addressed that issue in his postgame comments.

“It’s so funny because the very next play Draymond gets into the lane & slides his foot & it’s not called & the same official called me for the travel is right there on the play & told me he didn’t travel,” James told reporters, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

James and the Lakers dropped to 11-4 and saw their five-game winning streak come to an end.

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James Worthy reacts to the Warriors ending the Lakers’ five-game winning streak https://www.talkbasket.net/119452-james-worthy-reacts-to-the-warriors-ending-the-lakers-five-game-winning-streak https://www.talkbasket.net/119452-james-worthy-reacts-to-the-warriors-ending-the-lakers-five-game-winning-streak#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 06:41:24 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119452 James Worthy reacted to the Golden State Warriors putting an end to the Los Angeles Lakers’ five-game winning streak. Worthy called the Lakers ‘flat’ and noted the team made a lackluster performance, especially defensively. Worthy, a Lakers legend and NBA Hall of Famer, added the defending champions couldn’t respond to the Warriors comeback and that […]

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James Worthy reacts to the Warriors ending the Lakers’ five-game winning streak

James Worthy reacted to the Golden State Warriors putting an end to the Los Angeles Lakers’ five-game winning streak.

Worthy called the Lakers ‘flat’ and noted the team made a lackluster performance, especially defensively.

Worthy, a Lakers legend and NBA Hall of Famer, added the defending champions couldn’t respond to the Warriors comeback and that cost them the win.

The Warriors (7-6) came back from a 19-point deficit and stunned the Lakers at Staples Center (115-113).

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Frank Vogel calls the Lakers ‘hesitant’ and ‘little casual’ in loss to the Warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119448-frank-vogel-calls-the-lakers-hesitant-and-little-casual-in-loss-to-the-warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119448-frank-vogel-calls-the-lakers-hesitant-and-little-casual-in-loss-to-the-warriors#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 06:27:41 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119448 Frank Vogel reacted to the loss of the Los Angeles Lakers to the Golden State Warriors at home (115-113). Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, was not pleased with his players’ performance in the fourth quarter and called them ‘hesitant’ and ‘little casual’ especially offensively. “Frank Vogel thinks the Lakers got a “little casual” […]

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Frank Vogel calls the Lakers ‘hesitant’ and ‘little casual’ in loss to the Warriors

Frank Vogel reacted to the loss of the Los Angeles Lakers to the Golden State Warriors at home (115-113).

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, was not pleased with his players’ performance in the fourth quarter and called them ‘hesitant’ and ‘little casual’ especially offensively.

“Frank Vogel thinks the Lakers got a “little casual” at points during the game tonight. “Too hesitant” as well,” Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily reports.

Vogel and the Lakers dropped to 11-4 and saw their five-game winning streak come to an end.

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Skip Bayless calls Kevin Durant the ‘best player on the planet’ https://www.talkbasket.net/119446-skip-bayless-calls-kevin-durant-the-best-player-on-the-planet https://www.talkbasket.net/119446-skip-bayless-calls-kevin-durant-the-best-player-on-the-planet#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 05:42:01 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119446 Skip Bayless had high praise for the superstar of the Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant after the game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Durant hit the game-winning three-pointer in the final seconds of the game (123-125), with Bayless calling him the ‘best player on the planet’. “Kevin Durant proves once again he’s The Best Player on the […]

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Skip Bayless calls Kevin Durant the ‘best player on the planet’

Skip Bayless had high praise for the superstar of the Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant after the game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Durant hit the game-winning three-pointer in the final seconds of the game (123-125), with Bayless calling him the ‘best player on the planet’.

“Kevin Durant proves once again he’s The Best Player on the Planet hitting the late clutch three to beat the Bucks. His new point guard (12 more assists for Harden) is pretty great, too,” Bayless tweeted.

Durant had 30 points (10/21 shooting), nine rebounds and six assists in the contest.

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Kendrick Perkins reacts to Giannis Antetokounmpo not guarding Kevin Durant in Nets vs Bucks game https://www.talkbasket.net/119443-kendrick-perkins-reacts-to-giannis-antetokounmpo-not-guarding-kevin-durant-in-nets-vs-bucks-game https://www.talkbasket.net/119443-kendrick-perkins-reacts-to-giannis-antetokounmpo-not-guarding-kevin-durant-in-nets-vs-bucks-game#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 05:00:13 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119443 Kendrick Perkins took to Twitter and reacted to Giannis Antetokounmpo not guarding Kevin Durant in the game between the Nets and the Bucks. Perkins said he was expecting Antetokounmpo (reigning Defensive Player of the Year) to guard Durant in crunch time, but that didn’t happen. “Just waiting on the DPOY to guard KD in this […]

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Kendrick Perkins reacts to Giannis Antetokounmpo not guarding Kevin Durant in Nets vs Bucks game

Kendrick Perkins took to Twitter and reacted to Giannis Antetokounmpo not guarding Kevin Durant in the game between the Nets and the Bucks.

Perkins said he was expecting Antetokounmpo (reigning Defensive Player of the Year) to guard Durant in crunch time, but that didn’t happen.

“Just waiting on the DPOY to guard KD in this 4th quarter…seems like he’s ducking that smoke! Carry on,” Perkins tweeted.

Durant had 30 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Nets, who defeated the Bucks 123-125. For his part, Antetokounmpo had 34 points, 12 boards and seven assists.

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Steve Nash praises James Harden: “Any way you slice it, he makes us a better team” https://www.talkbasket.net/119441-steve-nash-praises-james-harden-any-way-you-slice-it-he-makes-us-a-better-team https://www.talkbasket.net/119441-steve-nash-praises-james-harden-any-way-you-slice-it-he-makes-us-a-better-team#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 04:47:02 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119441 Steve Nash had nothing but good words to say about the newest member of the Brooklyn Nets, James Harden. Nash, the head coach of the Nets, said Harden makes Brooklyn ‘a better team’. “James creates for his teammates, he makes them better. Any way you slice it, he makes us a better team,” Nash said […]

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Steve Nash praises James Harden: “Any way you slice it, he makes us a better team”

Steve Nash had nothing but good words to say about the newest member of the Brooklyn Nets, James Harden.

Nash, the head coach of the Nets, said Harden makes Brooklyn ‘a better team’.

“James creates for his teammates, he makes them better. Any way you slice it, he makes us a better team,” Nash said about Harden, via Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News.

Harden had 34 points (13/25 shooting, 3/10 from beyond the arc), six rebounds and 12 assists, as the Nets defeated the Bucks (123-125).

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James Harden says he has no desire to compete with Kevin Durant’s greatness https://www.talkbasket.net/119438-james-harden-says-he-has-no-desire-to-compete-with-kevin-durants-greatness https://www.talkbasket.net/119438-james-harden-says-he-has-no-desire-to-compete-with-kevin-durants-greatness#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 04:33:16 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119438 James Harden opened up about his collaboration with Kevin Durant and his role with the Brooklyn Nets. Harden said he has no desire to compete with Durant and his ‘greatness’, but he only wants to help the Nets win and make his teammates better. “James Harden says he’s not trying to compete with Kevin Durant’s […]

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James Harden says he has no desire to compete with Kevin Durant’s greatness

James Harden opened up about his collaboration with Kevin Durant and his role with the Brooklyn Nets.

Harden said he has no desire to compete with Durant and his ‘greatness’, but he only wants to help the Nets win and make his teammates better.

“James Harden says he’s not trying to compete with Kevin Durant’s God-given greatness. It’s his job to make all his teammates better, Durant and Kyrie Irving included,” Kristian Winfield of New York Daily News reports.

Harden (34 points, 12 assists) and Durant (30 points, nine rebounds, six assists) combined for 64 points, as the Nets survived a late thriller against the Milwaukee Bucks (123-125).

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Steve Kerr says Anthony Davis is ‘obviously grown and matured’ since 2018 playoff matchup vs the Warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119436-steve-kerr-says-anthony-davis-is-obviously-grown-and-matured-since-2018-playoff-matchup-vs-the-warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119436-steve-kerr-says-anthony-davis-is-obviously-grown-and-matured-since-2018-playoff-matchup-vs-the-warriors#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:52:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119436 Steve Kerr opened up about how different player Anthony Davis has become since the 2018 playoff matchup with the Warriors. Kerr called Davis ‘a fantastic player’, who is ‘grown and matured’ after helping the Lakers win the 2020 NBA title. “He’s always been a fantastic player. He’s obviously grown and matured … he knows the […]

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Steve Kerr says Anthony Davis is ‘obviously grown and matured’ since 2018 playoff matchup vs the Warriors

Steve Kerr opened up about how different player Anthony Davis has become since the 2018 playoff matchup with the Warriors.

Kerr called Davis ‘a fantastic player’, who is ‘grown and matured’ after helping the Lakers win the 2020 NBA title.

“He’s always been a fantastic player. He’s obviously grown and matured … he knows the tricks of the trade. And he’s playing with LeBron now. It’s a different look when you have to face the two of them together,” Kerr said about Davis, via Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet.

Kerr and the Warriors eliminated Davis and the Pelicans 4-1 back in 2018.

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Frank Vogel pleased with Lakers starting lineup https://www.talkbasket.net/119434-frank-vogel-pleased-with-lakers-starting-lineup https://www.talkbasket.net/119434-frank-vogel-pleased-with-lakers-starting-lineup#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:30:33 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119434 Frank Vogel is pleased with what he has seen from the starting lineup of the Los Angeles Lakers so far. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, believes things will become even better when Marc Gasol and Dennis Schroder fully adapt to the team’s tactics. “Obviously, A.D. and LeBron have great chemistry — and KCP […]

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Frank Vogel pleased with Lakers starting lineup

Frank Vogel is pleased with what he has seen from the starting lineup of the Los Angeles Lakers so far.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, believes things will become even better when Marc Gasol and Dennis Schroder fully adapt to the team’s tactics.

“Obviously, A.D. and LeBron have great chemistry — and KCP — but with Dennis being in there and Marc, there’s definitely some positives in that lineup.

With Marc’s spacing and playmaking, what Dennis brings defensively and his cutting game and everything he brings to the table on both sides of the ball. But they’re definitely still learning each other as is our whole team,” Vogel said, via Lakers Nation.

Vogel has included LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Gasol and Schroder to the starting lineup of the Lakers.

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Steve Kerr on LeBron James: “His efforts off the floor mirror his efforts on the floor” https://www.talkbasket.net/119432-steve-kerr-on-lebron-james-his-efforts-off-the-floor-mirror-his-efforts-on-the-floor https://www.talkbasket.net/119432-steve-kerr-on-lebron-james-his-efforts-off-the-floor-mirror-his-efforts-on-the-floor#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:08:02 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119432 Steve Kerr had nothing but good words to say about LeBron James ahead of the clash between the Lakers and the Warriors. Kerr, the head coach of the Warriors, praised James for everything he has accomplished on and off the floor. “His efforts off the floor mirror his efforts on the floor. Just incredible accomplishment, […]

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Steve Kerr on LeBron James: “His efforts off the floor mirror his efforts on the floor”

Steve Kerr had nothing but good words to say about LeBron James ahead of the clash between the Lakers and the Warriors.

Kerr, the head coach of the Warriors, praised James for everything he has accomplished on and off the floor.

“His efforts off the floor mirror his efforts on the floor. Just incredible accomplishment, when you factor in where he started, how far he’s come and how much he’s done … all the charitable work LeBron has done has touched so many lives,” Kerr said, via Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet.

James faced Kerr and the Warriors in four straight NBA Finals as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope calls himself the best shooter of the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/119429-kentavious-caldwell-pope-calls-himself-the-best-shooter-of-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/119429-kentavious-caldwell-pope-calls-himself-the-best-shooter-of-the-lakers#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 01:22:15 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119429 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had high praise for his three-point shooting with the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Caldwell-Pope, who is averaging 53.5% in shooting and 55.3% from beyond the arc, called himself the best shooter of the Lakers. “Numbers don’t lie… We all know, I’m the real shooter for sure,” Caldwell-Pope said, via Lakers Daily. After […]

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope calls himself the best shooter of the Lakers

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had high praise for his three-point shooting with the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

Caldwell-Pope, who is averaging 53.5% in shooting and 55.3% from beyond the arc, called himself the best shooter of the Lakers.

“Numbers don’t lie… We all know, I’m the real shooter for sure,” Caldwell-Pope said, via Lakers Daily.

After the victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday (95-112), Anthony Davis included Caldwell-Pope in his Top-5 list with the best Lakers shooters.

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Caris LeVert expected to have surgery; still no timetable for his return https://www.talkbasket.net/119424-caris-levert-expected-to-have-surgery-still-no-timetable-for-his-return https://www.talkbasket.net/119424-caris-levert-expected-to-have-surgery-still-no-timetable-for-his-return#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:54:39 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119424 Caris LeVert is expected to have surgery after discovering a mass on his kidney during his physical tests with the Indiana Pacers. LeVert joined the Pacers as part of a four-team trade last week, yet he will not make his debut with Indiana soon. According to Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard, LeVert will need six to […]

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Caris LeVert expected to have surgery; still no timetable for his return

Caris LeVert is expected to have surgery after discovering a mass on his kidney during his physical tests with the Indiana Pacers.

LeVert joined the Pacers as part of a four-team trade last week, yet he will not make his debut with Indiana soon.

According to Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard, LeVert will need six to eight weeks to recover, but then he will need additional time to get back in shape.

Pritchard also noted the team will know more on LeVert’s recovery timetable next week.

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Brandon Ingram opens up about the drama that surrounded his trade from the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/119358-brandon-ingram-opens-up-about-the-drama-that-surrounded-his-trade-from-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/119358-brandon-ingram-opens-up-about-the-drama-that-surrounded-his-trade-from-the-lakers#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:43:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119358 Brandon Ingram shared his thoughts on his trade from the Los Angeles Lakers to the New Orleans Pelicans in the summer of 2019. Ingram noted that he had to deal with several trade rumors until he found out that he was moving to New Orleans. “Granted, I hadn’t been in the league long but I […]

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Brandon Ingram opens up about the drama that surrounded his trade from the Lakers

Brandon Ingram shared his thoughts on his trade from the Los Angeles Lakers to the New Orleans Pelicans in the summer of 2019.

Ingram noted that he had to deal with several trade rumors until he found out that he was moving to New Orleans.

“Granted, I hadn’t been in the league long but I just felt like things were not normal. Like every day I would hear former players from the Lakers be like, ’This is not now things are supposed to go. This isn’t how the organization is supposed to be ran,'” Ingram said during his appearance on “The Old Man and the Three” podcast, via Lakers Nation.

Ingram was traded to the Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis and has become the superstar of New Orleans.

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Marcus Morris reacts to his season-high 20 points vs the Pacers https://www.talkbasket.net/119326-marcus-morris-reacts-to-his-season-high-20-points-vs-the-pacers https://www.talkbasket.net/119326-marcus-morris-reacts-to-his-season-high-20-points-vs-the-pacers#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:00:47 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119326 Marcus Morris came off the bench and made his best performance for the Clippers this season in the blowout win over the Pacers (96-129). Morris had a season-high 20 points (7/11 shooting, 4/7 from beyond the arc) and seven rebounds in 27 minutes of action. “Shit, I was wide open. If I can’t make those, […]

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Marcus Morris reacts to his season-high 20 points vs the Pacers

Marcus Morris came off the bench and made his best performance for the Clippers this season in the blowout win over the Pacers (96-129).

Morris had a season-high 20 points (7/11 shooting, 4/7 from beyond the arc) and seven rebounds in 27 minutes of action.

“Shit, I was wide open. If I can’t make those, I’m in the wrong place,” Morris told reporters, via Tomer Azarly of Clutchpoints.

Morris helped the Clippers improve to 10-4 and extend their winning streak to four games.

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Lakers injury report: Three players probable; LeBron James questionable vs the Warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119322-lakers-injury-report-three-players-probable-lebron-james-questionable-vs-the-warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/119322-lakers-injury-report-three-players-probable-lebron-james-questionable-vs-the-warriors#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 03:13:38 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119322 Lakers injury report includes several players ahead of the game against the Golden State Warriors on Monday. Anthony Davis (lower back tightness), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left ankle sprain) and Wesley Matthews (right Achilles soreness) are probable vs the Warriors. Meanwhile, the Lakers list LeBron James as questionable with a left ankle sprain. Jared Dudley (right calf […]

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Lakers injury report: Three players probable; LeBron James questionable vs the Warriors

Lakers injury report includes several players ahead of the game against the Golden State Warriors on Monday.

Anthony Davis (lower back tightness), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left ankle sprain) and Wesley Matthews (right Achilles soreness) are probable vs the Warriors.

Meanwhile, the Lakers list LeBron James as questionable with a left ankle sprain.

Jared Dudley (right calf soreness) and Kostas Antetokounmpo (right knee patellar tendinitis) remain out for the defending champions.

The Lakers are on top of the West with the best record in the NBA (11-3) and want to extend their winning streak to six games.

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Victor Oladipo keeps options open in future with the Rockets https://www.talkbasket.net/119318-victor-oladipo-keeps-options-open-in-future-with-the-rockets https://www.talkbasket.net/119318-victor-oladipo-keeps-options-open-in-future-with-the-rockets#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 02:34:14 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119318 Victor Oladipo does not have a clear idea yet on whether he will remain with the Houston Rockets long term. Oladipo will be a free agent this offseason and wants to keep his options open. “If it fits, things work out, if I’m happy. Essentially, it’s like a business plan. You’ve got to go through […]

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Victor Oladipo keeps options open in future with the Rockets

Victor Oladipo does not have a clear idea yet on whether he will remain with the Houston Rockets long term.

Oladipo will be a free agent this offseason and wants to keep his options open.

“If it fits, things work out, if I’m happy. Essentially, it’s like a business plan. You’ve got to go through every aspect of the business plan before you kind of figure out if you want to invest in it,” Oladipo told reporters, via Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

Oladipo joined the Rockets from the Indiana Pacers via a four-team trade and is set to make his debut with Houston against the Chicago Bulls on Monday.

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Patrick Beverley returns to Clippers’ lineup vs the Pacers https://www.talkbasket.net/119316-patrick-beverley-returns-to-clippers-lineup-vs-the-pacers https://www.talkbasket.net/119316-patrick-beverley-returns-to-clippers-lineup-vs-the-pacers#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 02:12:11 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119316 Patrick Beverley will be available for the Los Angeles Clippers in the game against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. Beverley, who missed the game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday, had been ruled out for the game, due to personal reasons. However, he is now ready and is listed as active by the Clippers. Therefore, […]

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Patrick Beverley returns to Clippers’ lineup vs the Pacers

Patrick Beverley will be available for the Los Angeles Clippers in the game against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.

Beverley, who missed the game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday, had been ruled out for the game, due to personal reasons.

However, he is now ready and is listed as active by the Clippers. Therefore, he will return to the lineup and will play against the Pacers.

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Lou Williams, Serge Ibaka out for the Clippers vs the Pacers https://www.talkbasket.net/119313-lou-williams-serge-ibaka-out-for-the-clippers-vs-the-pacers https://www.talkbasket.net/119313-lou-williams-serge-ibaka-out-for-the-clippers-vs-the-pacers#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 01:33:58 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119313 Lou Williams and Serge Ibaka will not be available for the Los Angeles Clippers in the game against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. Williams has been dealing with a hip injury (hip soreness) and will miss his second straight game. Meanwhile, Ibaka has been ruled out for the game, due to a non-Covid related illness.

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Lou Williams, Serge Ibaka out for the Clippers vs the Pacers

Lou Williams and Serge Ibaka will not be available for the Los Angeles Clippers in the game against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.

Williams has been dealing with a hip injury (hip soreness) and will miss his second straight game.

Meanwhile, Ibaka has been ruled out for the game, due to a non-Covid related illness.

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Kevin Durant addresses Nets’ chemistry after James Harden trade https://www.talkbasket.net/119311-kevin-durant-addresses-nets-chemistry-after-james-harden-trade https://www.talkbasket.net/119311-kevin-durant-addresses-nets-chemistry-after-james-harden-trade#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 00:51:43 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119311 Kevin Durant opened up about whether the Brooklyn Nets will face chemistry issues after the addition of James Harden. Durant said the high-basketball IQ and experience of the veteran players will help Brooklyn get on the same page quickly. “Kevin Durant says that the Nets’ veteran experience and high-basketball IQ will be huge for this […]

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Kevin Durant addresses Nets’ chemistry after James Harden trade

Kevin Durant opened up about whether the Brooklyn Nets will face chemistry issues after the addition of James Harden.

Durant said the high-basketball IQ and experience of the veteran players will help Brooklyn get on the same page quickly.

“Kevin Durant says that the Nets’ veteran experience and high-basketball IQ will be huge for this team. He believes that will help them all get on the same page.

He said there have already been moments where certain things are communicated without needing to say a thing,” Alex Kennedy of Basketball News reports.

Durant (42 points) and Harden (32 points) played for the first time together after almost nine years and combined for 74 points against the Orlando Magic.

With Irving likely to return after six games, the Nets could have their Big-3 available in the clash with the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

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Stephen Curry says what LeBron James is doing at 36 is ‘pretty impressive’ https://www.talkbasket.net/119309-stephen-curry-says-what-lebron-james-is-doing-at-36-is-pretty-impressive https://www.talkbasket.net/119309-stephen-curry-says-what-lebron-james-is-doing-at-36-is-pretty-impressive#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 00:24:47 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119309 Stephen Curry had high praise for fellow NBA superstar LeBron James, who is in his 18th year in the NBA. Curry said what James has been doing this season with the Lakers (at age of 36) is ‘pretty impressive’. “It’s pretty impressive to see what he’s doing at 36,” Curry said about James, via Connor […]

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Stephen Curry says what LeBron James is doing at 36 is ‘pretty impressive’

Stephen Curry had high praise for fellow NBA superstar LeBron James, who is in his 18th year in the NBA.

Curry said what James has been doing this season with the Lakers (at age of 36) is ‘pretty impressive’.

“It’s pretty impressive to see what he’s doing at 36,” Curry said about James, via Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Curry and James faced each other four straight times in the NBA Finals (2015-2018).

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Victor Oladipo to make debut with the Rockets Monday vs the Bulls https://www.talkbasket.net/119307-victor-oladipo-to-make-debut-with-the-rockets-monday-vs-the-bulls https://www.talkbasket.net/119307-victor-oladipo-to-make-debut-with-the-rockets-monday-vs-the-bulls#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 23:41:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119307 Victor Oladipo is set for his debut with the Houston Rockets, which will take place against the Chicago Bulls on Monday. Rockets head coach Stephen Silas confirmed the news while speaking to reporters on Sunday. “Victor Oladipo will play tomorrow, per Coach Silas, and “we’re very looking forward to that,” Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T Sportsnet […]

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Victor Oladipo to make debut with the Rockets Monday vs the Bulls

Victor Oladipo is set for his debut with the Houston Rockets, which will take place against the Chicago Bulls on Monday.

Rockets head coach Stephen Silas confirmed the news while speaking to reporters on Sunday.

“Victor Oladipo will play tomorrow, per Coach Silas, and “we’re very looking forward to that,” Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T Sportsnet reports.

Oladipo joined the Rockets from the Indiana Pacers in a four-team trade.

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Kyrie Irving could return to Nets lineup Monday vs the Bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119304-kyrie-irving-could-return-to-nets-lineup-monday-vs-the-bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/119304-kyrie-irving-could-return-to-nets-lineup-monday-vs-the-bucks#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 23:05:15 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119304 Kyrie Irving could return to the lineup of the Brooklyn Nets against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. Irving has missed the last six games of the Nets for personal reasons, but it seems he is very close to his return. The Nets list Irving as questionable for the game against the Bucks, which means it […]

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Kyrie Irving could return to Nets lineup Monday vs the Bucks

Kyrie Irving could return to the lineup of the Brooklyn Nets against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

Irving has missed the last six games of the Nets for personal reasons, but it seems he is very close to his return.

The Nets list Irving as questionable for the game against the Bucks, which means it is likely he will play against Milwaukee.

Irving also was in a five-day quarantine, after attending a family birthday party without wearing a mask.

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Lakers players praise Dennis Schroder for the energy he brings https://www.talkbasket.net/119297-lakers-players-praise-dennis-schroder-for-the-energy-he-brings https://www.talkbasket.net/119297-lakers-players-praise-dennis-schroder-for-the-energy-he-brings#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 21:53:27 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119297 Dennis Schroder has been a game changer for the Los Angeles Lakers, especially with the energy he brings defensively. Schroder received high praise from his teammates and Lakers head coach Frank Vogel for what he does on the floor. “You saw the energy, man. Right now without fans in Staples Center, which we miss so […]

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Lakers players praise Dennis Schroder for the energy he brings

Dennis Schroder has been a game changer for the Los Angeles Lakers, especially with the energy he brings defensively.

Schroder received high praise from his teammates and Lakers head coach Frank Vogel for what he does on the floor.

“You saw the energy, man. Right now without fans in Staples Center, which we miss so much, having a defender like Dennis the Menace, being able to pick up fullcourt and get two or three consecutive steals or deflections to get us out on the break, it got us right back into the game. Big time on his part,” LeBron James said.

“We were slow defensively, we were slow offensively. I think in that first quarter they shot 62% from the field, 60% from 3, and we were shooting in the 20s. It started with D.S.’ ball pressure. He got two back-to-back steals and it kind of got us going. We fed off his energy,” Anthony Davis added.

“We talked about what we did in the second half defensively, but I thought Dennis during that stretch really closed the gap. I think we were down 10, 12 points for a lot of that early part of the game, and the fight that he showed, picking up fullcourt, getting those two turnovers, really creating some havoc for their offense positioned us to do what we did in the second half.

It was a one-point game at halftime; could’ve been a 10- to 15-point differential, and I think Dennis was critical in that stretch,” Vogel said about Schroder, via Lakers Nation.

Schroder has helped the Lakers climb to the top of the West, with the best record in the NBA (11-3).

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Kyle Kuzma calls Stephen Curry ‘the greatest shooter ever’ https://www.talkbasket.net/119293-kyle-kuzma-calls-stephen-curry-the-greatest-shooter-ever https://www.talkbasket.net/119293-kyle-kuzma-calls-stephen-curry-the-greatest-shooter-ever#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 21:11:07 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119293 Kyle Kuzma had nothing but good words to say about the superstar of the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry. Kuzma called Curry ‘the greatest shooter ever’ ahead of the clash between the Lakers and the Warriors on Monday. “They’re still the Warriors in a sense. They play Warriors basketball. Any time Steph steps out there, […]

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Kyle Kuzma calls Stephen Curry ‘the greatest shooter ever’

Kyle Kuzma had nothing but good words to say about the superstar of the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry.

Kuzma called Curry ‘the greatest shooter ever’ ahead of the clash between the Lakers and the Warriors on Monday.

“They’re still the Warriors in a sense. They play Warriors basketball. Any time Steph steps out there, the greatest shooter ever,” Kuzma said, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

Kuzma and the Lakers have the best record in the NBA, at 11-3. On the other hand, Curry and the Warriors are ninth in the West with a 6-6 record.

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Kevin Durant says it’s hard to believe he has been this good, this fast after his injury https://www.talkbasket.net/119282-kevin-durant-says-its-hard-to-believe-he-has-been-this-good-this-fast-after-his-injury https://www.talkbasket.net/119282-kevin-durant-says-its-hard-to-believe-he-has-been-this-good-this-fast-after-his-injury#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 14:51:33 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119282 Kevin Durant shared his thoughts on his performance with the Brooklyn Nets in the first games of the season. Durant said he has been surprised by how well he has played early in the season, given his 18-month absence due to an Achilles injury. “Durant said Saturday he still had a “long way to go” […]

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Kevin Durant says it’s hard to believe he has been this good, this fast after his injury

Kevin Durant shared his thoughts on his performance with the Brooklyn Nets in the first games of the season.

Durant said he has been surprised by how well he has played early in the season, given his 18-month absence due to an Achilles injury.

“Durant said Saturday he still had a “long way to go” but hard to believe he’s been this good, this fast after that type of injury and layoff,” Durant said, via Brian Mahoney of The Associated Press.

Durant had a season-best 42 points against the Orlando Magic on Saturday and is averaging 30.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 10 games this season.

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Kevin Durant calls James Harden’s debut with the Nets ‘incredible’ https://www.talkbasket.net/119264-kevin-durant-calls-james-hardens-debut-with-the-nets-incredible https://www.talkbasket.net/119264-kevin-durant-calls-james-hardens-debut-with-the-nets-incredible#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 04:24:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119264 Kevin Durant shared his excitement for the debut of his good friend James Harden with the Brooklyn Nets. Harden posted a triple-double (32 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists) and Durant called his debut ‘incredible’. “Man it was incredible. You could see him trying to figure out the best way to play early on. He […]

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Kevin Durant calls James Harden’s debut with the Nets ‘incredible’

Kevin Durant shared his excitement for the debut of his good friend James Harden with the Brooklyn Nets.

Harden posted a triple-double (32 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists) and Durant called his debut ‘incredible’.

“Man it was incredible. You could see him trying to figure out the best way to play early on. He just got into his mode and was being aggressive, trying to score; that opened up the game for the rest of us.

I can’t wait to have our full team together, seeing what types of shots we can get for our shooters. It’s going to be tough for anyone to double us & trap us in the pick-and-roll,” Durant said about Harden, via Brian Lewis of New York Post.

Durant (42 points) and Harden combined for 74 points in their first game together in almost nine years.

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Clippers’ injury report: Lou Williams questionable vs the Pacers; Patrick Beverley remains out https://www.talkbasket.net/119260-clippers-injury-report-lou-williams-questionable-vs-the-pacers-patrick-beverley-remains-out https://www.talkbasket.net/119260-clippers-injury-report-lou-williams-questionable-vs-the-pacers-patrick-beverley-remains-out#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 03:41:12 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119260 Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley have entered the injury report of the Los Angeles Clippers for the game against the Indiana Pacers. Williams is listed as questionable for the clash with the Pacers on Sunday, due to a hip soreness. For his part, Beverley will miss the game for personal reasons. Both Williams and Beverley […]

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Clippers’ injury report: Lou Williams questionable vs the Pacers; Patrick Beverley remains out

Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley have entered the injury report of the Los Angeles Clippers for the game against the Indiana Pacers.

Williams is listed as questionable for the clash with the Pacers on Sunday, due to a hip soreness. For his part, Beverley will miss the game for personal reasons.

Both Williams and Beverley didn’t play in the Clippers’ 138-100 blowout win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday.

The Clippers are at 9-4 and want to extend their winning streak to four games.

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Kendrick Perkins reacts to James Harden’s debut with the Nets https://www.talkbasket.net/119258-kendrick-perkins-reacts-to-james-hardens-debut-with-the-nets https://www.talkbasket.net/119258-kendrick-perkins-reacts-to-james-hardens-debut-with-the-nets#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 03:11:56 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119258 Kendrick Perkins took to Twitter and reacted to the debut of James Harden with the Brooklyn Nets. Perkins was excited to see Harden reunite with Kevin Durant after almost nine years. “Harden and KD look damn good…Kyrie better hurry up back before Nash make him a 6th man. Real Talk!!! Carry on,” Perkins tweeted. Harden […]

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Kendrick Perkins reacts to James Harden’s debut with the Nets

Kendrick Perkins took to Twitter and reacted to the debut of James Harden with the Brooklyn Nets.

Perkins was excited to see Harden reunite with Kevin Durant after almost nine years.

“Harden and KD look damn good…Kyrie better hurry up back before Nash make him a 6th man. Real Talk!!! Carry on,” Perkins tweeted.

Harden posted a triple-double in his Nets debut (32 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists), making NBA history.

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James Harden excited about playing with Kyrie Irving: “Once we’re on the court together, it’s gonna be scary hours” https://www.talkbasket.net/119255-james-harden-excited-about-playing-with-kyrie-irving-once-were-on-the-court-together-its-gonna-be-scary-hours https://www.talkbasket.net/119255-james-harden-excited-about-playing-with-kyrie-irving-once-were-on-the-court-together-its-gonna-be-scary-hours#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 02:55:03 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119255 James Harden shared his excitement for joining the Brooklyn Nets and becoming teammates with Kyrie Irving. Harden said he is looking forward to playing alongside Irving and send a warning to the rest of the NBA. “Once we’re on the court together, it’s gonna be scary hours,” Harden told reporters, via SNY TV. Harden posted […]

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James Harden excited about playing with Kyrie Irving: “Once we’re on the court together, it’s gonna be scary hours”

James Harden shared his excitement for joining the Brooklyn Nets and becoming teammates with Kyrie Irving.

Harden said he is looking forward to playing alongside Irving and send a warning to the rest of the NBA.

“Once we’re on the court together, it’s gonna be scary hours,” Harden told reporters, via SNY TV.

Harden posted a triple-double in his debut with the Nets, making NBA history. For his part, Irving has missed the last six games of the Nets for personal reasons. Yet, he could return on Monday against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Steve Nash reacts to James Harden’s debut with the Nets: “He is a world-class basketball player” https://www.talkbasket.net/119250-steve-nash-reacts-to-james-hardens-debut-with-the-nets-he-is-a-world-class-basketball-player https://www.talkbasket.net/119250-steve-nash-reacts-to-james-hardens-debut-with-the-nets-he-is-a-world-class-basketball-player#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 02:40:09 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119250 Steve Nash was very satisfied with the debut of James Harden with the Brooklyn Nets against the Orlando Magic. Harden posted a triple-double (32 points, 12 rebounds, 14 assists) in his first appearance with the Nets and received high praise by Nash. “We know what he is: He’s a world-class basketball player,” Nash told reporters, […]

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Steve Nash reacts to James Harden’s debut with the Nets: “He is a world-class basketball player”

Steve Nash was very satisfied with the debut of James Harden with the Brooklyn Nets against the Orlando Magic.

Harden posted a triple-double (32 points, 12 rebounds, 14 assists) in his first appearance with the Nets and received high praise by Nash.

“We know what he is: He’s a world-class basketball player,” Nash told reporters, via Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News.

Harden also made NBA history on Saturday, as he became the first player in league history to post a 30-point triple-double in his debut with a team.

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Kemba Walker could make season debut with the Celtics Sunday vs the Knicks https://www.talkbasket.net/119246-kemba-walker-could-make-season-debut-with-the-celtics-sunday-vs-the-knicks https://www.talkbasket.net/119246-kemba-walker-could-make-season-debut-with-the-celtics-sunday-vs-the-knicks#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 02:23:54 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119246 Kemba Walker could make his season debut with the Boston Celtics on Sunday in the home game against the New York Knicks. Walker has not played at all this season, as he was dealing with a knee injury. However, he has returned to Celtics practices and could play for the first time this season. The […]

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Kemba Walker could make season debut with the Celtics Sunday vs the Knicks

Kemba Walker could make his season debut with the Boston Celtics on Sunday in the home game against the New York Knicks.

Walker has not played at all this season, as he was dealing with a knee injury.

However, he has returned to Celtics practices and could play for the first time this season.

The Celtics list Walker as questionable for the contest, which means the versatile guard has made enough progress with his recovery.

Walker has been dealing with a left knee injury since last season and has missed the first 11 games of Boston.

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James Harden makes NBA history in Nets debut https://www.talkbasket.net/119238-james-harden-makes-nba-history-in-nets-debut https://www.talkbasket.net/119238-james-harden-makes-nba-history-in-nets-debut#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 01:57:15 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119238 James Harden made NBA history in his debut with the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night. Harden went for 32 points (8/18 shooting, 3/10 from beyond the arc), 12 rebounds and 14 assists, as the Nets defeated the Orlando Magic (115-122). Harden became the first player in NBA history to score a 30-point triple-double in their […]

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James Harden makes NBA history in Nets debut

James Harden made NBA history in his debut with the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

Harden went for 32 points (8/18 shooting, 3/10 from beyond the arc), 12 rebounds and 14 assists, as the Nets defeated the Orlando Magic (115-122).

Harden became the first player in NBA history to score a 30-point triple-double in their debut with a team.

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“We have not seen a player like Giannis Antetokounmpo really in the history of the game,” says Mavs head coach https://www.talkbasket.net/119229-we-have-not-seen-a-player-like-giannis-antetokounmpo-really-in-the-history-of-the-game-says-mavs-head-coach https://www.talkbasket.net/119229-we-have-not-seen-a-player-like-giannis-antetokounmpo-really-in-the-history-of-the-game-says-mavs-head-coach#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 01:13:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119229 Giannis Antetokounmpo received high praise from the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks Rick Carlisle. Carlisle called Antetokounmpo a ‘unique player’ that can do everything on both ends of the floor. “He’s really such a unique player. We have not seen a player like him really in the history of the game. You know at […]

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“We have not seen a player like Giannis Antetokounmpo really in the history of the game,” says Mavs head coach

Giannis Antetokounmpo received high praise from the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks Rick Carlisle.

Carlisle called Antetokounmpo a ‘unique player’ that can do everything on both ends of the floor.

“He’s really such a unique player. We have not seen a player like him really in the history of the game. You know at 6’10, 6’11, doing the things he does on a full court basis.

Defensively, guarding every position on the floor, et cetera, et cetera. So you know he’s just great that’s all I can say,” Carlisle told reporters, via the Bucks’ Twitter account.

Antetokounmpo had 31 points and nine rebounds, as the Bucks defeated the Mavs at home (109-112).

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Heat still ‘highly’ interested in Bradley Beal, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/119224-heat-still-highly-interested-in-bradley-beal-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/119224-heat-still-highly-interested-in-bradley-beal-per-report#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 00:53:33 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119224 The Miami Heat are still interested in trading for Bradley Beal, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. The Heat want to acquire Beal and bolster their roster in case the superstar guard expresses his desire to leave the Washington Wizards. “[Miami hopes] the Wizards make guard Bradley Beal available, which could be as simple […]

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Heat still ‘highly’ interested in Bradley Beal, per report

The Miami Heat are still interested in trading for Bradley Beal, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

The Heat want to acquire Beal and bolster their roster in case the superstar guard expresses his desire to leave the Washington Wizards.

“[Miami hopes] the Wizards make guard Bradley Beal available, which could be as simple as Beal eventually saying he wants out, as Harden did with Houston.

The Heat’s interest level is high, a source reiterated. At this point, there’s no indication that Washington is making him available.

The question is whether Miami would have enough to interest Washington if it offered a 2025 first-rounder and 2027 first-rounder, Tyler Herro, and either Duncan Robinson or Precious Achiuwa and cap fillers. Whether the Heat would even offer that much is unclear.

If Washington insists on Herro, Robinson and Achiuwa and picks, that would likely be too much for the Heat’s liking,” Barry Jackson reports.

Beal is under contract with the Wizards until the end of the 2022/23 season.

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Charles Barkley calls the Sixers the favorite in the Eastern Conference https://www.talkbasket.net/119222-charles-barkley-calls-the-sixers-the-favorite-in-the-eastern-conference https://www.talkbasket.net/119222-charles-barkley-calls-the-sixers-the-favorite-in-the-eastern-conference#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 00:04:07 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119222 Charles Barkley had nothing but good words to say about the Philadelphia 76ers, who have made a great start to the season (9-4). Barkley said the Sixers are the favorite in the Eastern Conference, especially after not trading for James Harden. “The big winner in the sweepstakes with James Harden, I’m going out on a […]

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Charles Barkley calls the Sixers the favorite in the Eastern Conference

Charles Barkley had nothing but good words to say about the Philadelphia 76ers, who have made a great start to the season (9-4).

Barkley said the Sixers are the favorite in the Eastern Conference, especially after not trading for James Harden.

“The big winner in the sweepstakes with James Harden, I’m going out on a limb right now, OK, the big winner. The Philadelphia 76ers. I think it’s going to ease the tension around Ben Simmons.

I think the Sixers now are going to be my favorite in the Eastern Conference,” Barkley said, via Sixers Wire.

Philadelphia will attempt to extend their winning streak to three games, when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

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Steve Nash addresses controversy with Kyrie Irving https://www.talkbasket.net/119219-steve-nash-addresses-controversy-with-kyrie-irving https://www.talkbasket.net/119219-steve-nash-addresses-controversy-with-kyrie-irving#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 23:12:55 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119219 Steve Nash shared his thoughts on the controversy with Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving. Nash said Irving is close to his return, but the Nets should be cautious with his playing time in order to avoid any injuries. “Hopefully, we’re close. I can’t really give you a firm update on that. We have to assess […]

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Steve Nash addresses controversy with Kyrie Irving

Steve Nash shared his thoughts on the controversy with Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving.

Nash said Irving is close to his return, but the Nets should be cautious with his playing time in order to avoid any injuries.

“Hopefully, we’re close. I can’t really give you a firm update on that. We have to assess that as we go. We do want to make sure he ramps up accordingly so that he’s not susceptible to unnecessary injury and protect him the best we can,” Nash said about Irving, via Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

Irving has missed the last six games of the Nes for personal reasons.

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Kendrick Perkins thinks the Lakers are trying to ‘keep Talen Horton-Tucker value down’ https://www.talkbasket.net/119216-kendrick-perkins-thinks-the-lakers-are-trying-to-keep-talen-horton-tucker-value-down https://www.talkbasket.net/119216-kendrick-perkins-thinks-the-lakers-are-trying-to-keep-talen-horton-tucker-value-down#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 22:46:24 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119216 Kendrick Perkins could not understand why Talen Horton-Tucker did not have much playing time in the Lakers’ victory over the Pelicans. Perkins believes the Lakers are trying to keep the young guard’s value down. “Lakers trying to keep Talen Horton-Tucker value down…the business side of things! Carry on,” Perkins tweeted. Horton-Tucker played just three minutes […]

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Kendrick Perkins thinks the Lakers are trying to ‘keep Talen Horton-Tucker value down’

Kendrick Perkins could not understand why Talen Horton-Tucker did not have much playing time in the Lakers’ victory over the Pelicans.

Perkins believes the Lakers are trying to keep the young guard’s value down.

“Lakers trying to keep Talen Horton-Tucker value down…the business side of things! Carry on,” Perkins tweeted.

Horton-Tucker played just three minutes in the game and only attempted a missed two-pointer (0/1).

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Steve Nash says James Harden could play off the ball for the Nets https://www.talkbasket.net/119213-steve-nash-says-james-harden-could-play-off-the-ball-for-the-nets https://www.talkbasket.net/119213-steve-nash-says-james-harden-could-play-off-the-ball-for-the-nets#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 22:34:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119213 Steve Nash opened up about the debut of James Harden and how he can be used by the Brooklyn Nets. Nash, the head coach of the Nets, said it is likely Harden will play off the ball for the team. “With his size and skill there’s no reason why he can’t play off the ball […]

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Steve Nash says James Harden could play off the ball for the Nets

Steve Nash opened up about the debut of James Harden and how he can be used by the Brooklyn Nets.

Nash, the head coach of the Nets, said it is likely Harden will play off the ball for the team.

“With his size and skill there’s no reason why he can’t play off the ball as well. He basically can do whatever you need offensively,” Nash told reporters, via Nets Daily.

Harden, one of the top scorers in the NBA, will reunite with Kevin Durant for the first time in almost nine years.

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James Harden to make official debut with the Nets vs the Magic https://www.talkbasket.net/119199-james-harden-to-make-official-debut-with-the-nets-vs-the-magic https://www.talkbasket.net/119199-james-harden-to-make-official-debut-with-the-nets-vs-the-magic#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 21:16:16 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119199 James Harden is ready for his official debut with the Brooklyn Nets in the game against the Orlando Magic on Saturday. As the Nets announced, Harden is available for the contest, as his trade from the Houston Rockets is now complete. Harden has already passed his physical tests and is ready to play alongside Kevin […]

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James Harden to make official debut with the Nets vs the Magic

James Harden is ready for his official debut with the Brooklyn Nets in the game against the Orlando Magic on Saturday.

As the Nets announced, Harden is available for the contest, as his trade from the Houston Rockets is now complete.

Harden has already passed his physical tests and is ready to play alongside Kevin Durant for the first time in almost nine years.

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Frank Vogel credits Dennis Schroder for the Lakers’ victory over the Pelicans https://www.talkbasket.net/119136-frank-vogel-credits-dennis-schroder-for-the-lakers-victory-over-the-pelicans https://www.talkbasket.net/119136-frank-vogel-credits-dennis-schroder-for-the-lakers-victory-over-the-pelicans#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 07:12:05 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119136 Frank Vogel praised Dennis Schroder for his performance in the victory of the Los Angeles Lakers over the New Orleans Pelicans (95-112). Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said the energy of Schroder helped the team tremendously to turn things around and win the game. Schroder had 14 points (4/14 shooting, 1/7 from beyond […]

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Frank Vogel credits Dennis Schroder for the Lakers’ victory over the Pelicans

Frank Vogel praised Dennis Schroder for his performance in the victory of the Los Angeles Lakers over the New Orleans Pelicans (95-112).

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said the energy of Schroder helped the team tremendously to turn things around and win the game.

Schroder had 14 points (4/14 shooting, 1/7 from beyond the arc), five rebounds, four assists and three steals in the contest.

Schroder and the Lakers improved to 11-3 and are still having the best record in the NBA.

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Anthony Davis ranks the top 5 shooters of the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/119132-anthony-davis-ranks-the-top-5-shooters-of-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/119132-anthony-davis-ranks-the-top-5-shooters-of-the-lakers#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 06:50:38 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119132 Anthony Davis opened up about who the top 5 shooters of the Los Angeles Lakers are this season. Davis went with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Wesley Matthews, LeBron James, Marc Gasol and himself. Even though the Lakers were struggling from beyond the arc last season, they have improved that aspect of the game so far this season.

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Anthony Davis ranks the top 5 shooters of the Lakers

Anthony Davis opened up about who the top 5 shooters of the Los Angeles Lakers are this season.

Davis went with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Wesley Matthews, LeBron James, Marc Gasol and himself.

Even though the Lakers were struggling from beyond the arc last season, they have improved that aspect of the game so far this season.

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Marcus Morris addresses the knee injury he suffered in offseason https://www.talkbasket.net/119129-marcus-morris-addresses-the-knee-injury-he-suffered-in-offseason https://www.talkbasket.net/119129-marcus-morris-addresses-the-knee-injury-he-suffered-in-offseason#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 06:35:20 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119129 Marcus Morris opened up about the knee injury he suffered in offseason and sidelined him for several weeks. Morris said his injury did not require surgery, but just rest, and he has fully recovered. “Marcus Morris, who hit 7-of-12 shots and scored 18 points tonight, said he did not require surgery on his knee that […]

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Marcus Morris addresses the knee injury he suffered in offseason

Marcus Morris opened up about the knee injury he suffered in offseason and sidelined him for several weeks.

Morris said his injury did not require surgery, but just rest, and he has fully recovered.

“Marcus Morris, who hit 7-of-12 shots and scored 18 points tonight, said he did not require surgery on his knee that kept him out to start the season. He just needed rest and to get the knee stronger. He had his best game of the season tonight,” Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN reports.

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Kyle Kuzma says defense was the key for the Lakers’ victory over the Pelicans https://www.talkbasket.net/119127-kyle-kuzma-says-defense-was-the-key-for-the-lakers-victory-over-the-pelicans https://www.talkbasket.net/119127-kyle-kuzma-says-defense-was-the-key-for-the-lakers-victory-over-the-pelicans#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 06:28:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119127 Kyle Kuzma explained how the Los Angeles Lakers turned things around and rallied past the New Orleans Pelicans (95-112). Kuzma said defense was the key that enabled the Lakers to dominate the Pelicans in the second half and cruise to the victory. “We just tightened up on defense,” Kuzma told Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet. […]

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Kyle Kuzma says defense was the key for the Lakers’ victory over the Pelicans

Kyle Kuzma explained how the Los Angeles Lakers turned things around and rallied past the New Orleans Pelicans (95-112).

Kuzma said defense was the key that enabled the Lakers to dominate the Pelicans in the second half and cruise to the victory.

“We just tightened up on defense,” Kuzma told Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet.

Kuzma and the Lakers conceded just 37 points and outscored New Orleans 37-55 in the second half.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reaches milestone in Lakers’ win over the Pelicans https://www.talkbasket.net/119124-kentavious-caldwell-pope-reaches-milestone-in-lakers-win-over-the-pelicans https://www.talkbasket.net/119124-kentavious-caldwell-pope-reaches-milestone-in-lakers-win-over-the-pelicans#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 06:16:19 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119124 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reached a milestone in the Lakers’ 95-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Caldwell-Pope had 16 points, on 6/11 shooting and 4/6 from beyond the arc, in 25 minutes of action. With his four three-pointers, he surpassed Metta World Peace (420) for ninth on the Lakers all-time 3-pointers made list with […]

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reaches milestone in Lakers’ win over the Pelicans

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reached a milestone in the Lakers’ 95-112 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday.

Caldwell-Pope had 16 points, on 6/11 shooting and 4/6 from beyond the arc, in 25 minutes of action.

With his four three-pointers, he surpassed Metta World Peace (420) for ninth on the Lakers all-time 3-pointers made list with 423.

He needs another six three-pointers to move to eighth and pass Michael Cooper (428).

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Walter Tavares’ career night leads Real Madrid past Bayern Munich https://www.talkbasket.net/119116-walter-tavares-career-night-leads-real-madrid-past-bayern-munich https://www.talkbasket.net/119116-walter-tavares-career-night-leads-real-madrid-past-bayern-munich#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 05:43:16 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119116 Walter Tavares had a career night in the EuroLeague and led Real Madrid past Bayern Munich in overtime (76-81). Tavares had a career-high 26 points (11/14 shooting, PIR of 26) and nine rebounds, helping Real improve to 13-6 in the standings. On the other hand, Bayern dropped to 12-8, but maintained a top four push. […]

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Walter Tavares’ career night leads Real Madrid past Bayern Munich

Walter Tavares had a career night in the EuroLeague and led Real Madrid past Bayern Munich in overtime (76-81).

Tavares had a career-high 26 points (11/14 shooting, PIR of 26) and nine rebounds, helping Real improve to 13-6 in the standings. On the other hand, Bayern dropped to 12-8, but maintained a top four push.

In the other matches: CSKA Moscow (15-5) – Barcelona (14-6): 75-88

Zenit Saint Petersburg (12-6) – Zalgiris Kaunas (11-9): 77-65

Fenerbahce (10-10) – Panathinaikos (6-13): 100-74

Olympiacos (10-9) – ASVEL Villeurbanne (6-13): 63-69

Valencia (11-9) – Crvena Zvezda (6-13): 91-71

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Charles Barkley calls out Kyrie Irving: “It’s time to grow up and show for work” https://www.talkbasket.net/119108-charles-barkley-calls-out-kyrie-irving-its-time-to-grow-up-and-show-for-work https://www.talkbasket.net/119108-charles-barkley-calls-out-kyrie-irving-its-time-to-grow-up-and-show-for-work#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 04:10:05 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119108 Charles Barkley expressed his displeasure with the controversy that Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving has created. Barkley called out Irving and told him to ‘grow up’ and ‘show for work’. “It’s time for Kyrie Irving to grow up and be a great player. When you become a professional and making $30 million dollars a year, […]

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Charles Barkley calls out Kyrie Irving: “It’s time to grow up and show for work”

Charles Barkley expressed his displeasure with the controversy that Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving has created.

Barkley called out Irving and told him to ‘grow up’ and ‘show for work’.

“It’s time for Kyrie Irving to grow up and be a great player. When you become a professional and making $30 million dollars a year, you’re held to different standards than most people. Enough with the distractions, it’s time for Irving to show for work,” Barkley told Stephen A. Smith.

Irving has missed the last five games of the Brooklyn Nets for personal reasons.

The star of the Nets appeared at a family birthday party without wearing a mask. The NBA fined him $50,000 for the violation of its Health and Safety protocols, while he is also facing a five-day quarantine.

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Gilbert Arenas explains why LeBron James is the GOAT https://www.talkbasket.net/119105-gilbert-arenas-explains-why-lebron-james-is-the-goat https://www.talkbasket.net/119105-gilbert-arenas-explains-why-lebron-james-is-the-goat#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 03:24:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119105 Gilbert Arenas once again shared his thoughts on NBA superstar LeBron James and the GOAT debate. Arenas attempted to explain why James is the GOAT and why he is a better player than Michael Jordan and the late Kobe Bryant. “If you give Jordan and Kobe those Cavs teams, they wouldn’t have made the playoffs,” […]

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Gilbert Arenas explains why LeBron James is the GOAT

Gilbert Arenas once again shared his thoughts on NBA superstar LeBron James and the GOAT debate.

Arenas attempted to explain why James is the GOAT and why he is a better player than Michael Jordan and the late Kobe Bryant.

“If you give Jordan and Kobe those Cavs teams, they wouldn’t have made the playoffs,” Arenas said, per HoopsView, via Whistle Sports.

James, a four-time NBA champion and Finals MVP, led the Cleveland Cavaliers to five NBA Finals (2007, 2015-2018) and won the title once (in 2016).

In 2016, James and the Cavs came back from being down 3-1 and stunned the Golden State Warriors to claim the championship (3-4).

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Wesley Matthews returns to the Lakers’ lineup after three games https://www.talkbasket.net/119101-wesley-matthews-returns-to-the-lakers-lineup-after-three-games https://www.talkbasket.net/119101-wesley-matthews-returns-to-the-lakers-lineup-after-three-games#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 02:45:40 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119101 Wesley Matthews will be available for the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Matthews missed the last three games of the Lakers with a sore Achilles, but he is ready to return to action. With Anthony Davis also being good to go, all Lakers players are ready for […]

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Wesley Matthews returns to the Lakers’ lineup after three games

Wesley Matthews will be available for the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday.

Matthews missed the last three games of the Lakers with a sore Achilles, but he is ready to return to action.

With Anthony Davis also being good to go, all Lakers players are ready for the clash with the Pelicans.

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Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams out for the Clippers vs the Kings https://www.talkbasket.net/119097-patrick-beverley-lou-williams-out-for-the-clippers-vs-the-kings https://www.talkbasket.net/119097-patrick-beverley-lou-williams-out-for-the-clippers-vs-the-kings#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 02:22:18 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119097 Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams will miss the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Sacramento Kings. Beverley is out for personal reasons, while Williams is dealing with hip soreness. Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue said the team is being cautious with Williams, who tested his hip in morning shootaround, but was ruled out […]

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Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams out for the Clippers vs the Kings

Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams will miss the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Sacramento Kings.

Beverley is out for personal reasons, while Williams is dealing with hip soreness.

Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue said the team is being cautious with Williams, who tested his hip in morning shootaround, but was ruled out for the game, eventually.

With Beverley and Williams out, Reggie Jackson will be a starter for the Clippers.

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Isaiah Thomas in talks with several teams for his NBA return, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/119094-isaiah-thomas-in-talks-with-several-teams-for-his-nba-return-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/119094-isaiah-thomas-in-talks-with-several-teams-for-his-nba-return-per-report#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 02:06:03 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119094 Isaiah Thomas is in talks with several teams in order to make his return to the NBA, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. “Free agent guard Isaiah Thomas tells Yahoo Sports he’s in communication with a handful of teams about an NBA return and says he recently hired Bernie Lee of Quartexx Basketball for […]

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Isaiah Thomas in talks with several teams for his NBA return, per report

Isaiah Thomas is in talks with several teams in order to make his return to the NBA, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

“Free agent guard Isaiah Thomas tells Yahoo Sports he’s in communication with a handful of teams about an NBA return and says he recently hired Bernie Lee of Quartexx Basketball for representation,” Haynes reports.

Isaiah Thomas has not played in the NBA since February 2020, when he got traded from the Washington Wizards to the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Clippers immediately waived him and he has been a free agent since then.

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James Harden reacts to former Rockets teammates calling him out for lack of respect https://www.talkbasket.net/119091-james-harden-reacts-to-former-rockets-teammates-calling-him-out-for-lack-of-respect https://www.talkbasket.net/119091-james-harden-reacts-to-former-rockets-teammates-calling-him-out-for-lack-of-respect#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 01:43:29 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119091 James Harden responded to his former Rockets teammates that called him out for lack of respect. Harden said he was not disrespectful anyone and made it clear his postgame comments were about Houston’s lack of chance to fight for a championship. “I wasn’t disrespectful to anyone. Those guys just got to Houston. I’ve been there […]

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James Harden reacts to former Rockets teammates calling him out for lack of respect

James Harden responded to his former Rockets teammates that called him out for lack of respect.

Harden said he was not disrespectful anyone and made it clear his postgame comments were about Houston’s lack of chance to fight for a championship.

“I wasn’t disrespectful to anyone. Those guys just got to Houston. I’ve been there a very long time. I just made a comment that the team as a whole wasn’t good enough to compete for a title,” Harden said, via Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

Harden joined the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, via a four-team trade.

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Frank Vogel confirms Anthony Davis will play vs the Pelicans https://www.talkbasket.net/119088-frank-vogel-confirms-anthony-davis-will-play-vs-the-pelicans https://www.talkbasket.net/119088-frank-vogel-confirms-anthony-davis-will-play-vs-the-pelicans#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 00:56:03 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119088 Frank Vogel informed the media that Anthony Davis will be available for the Lakers in the game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Davis was dealing with lower back soreness and was listed as questionable by the Lakers. However, Vogel said Davis is good to go and will be in the Lakers’ lineup. Vogel, the head […]

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Frank Vogel confirms Anthony Davis will play vs the Pelicans

Frank Vogel informed the media that Anthony Davis will be available for the Lakers in the game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Davis was dealing with lower back soreness and was listed as questionable by the Lakers.

However, Vogel said Davis is good to go and will be in the Lakers’ lineup.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, noted that Davis has been dealing with minor injuries and that’s why he is regularly included in the Lakers’ injury report.

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Clippers injury report: Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams questionable vs the Kings https://www.talkbasket.net/118966-clippers-injury-report-patrick-beverley-lou-williams-questionable-vs-the-kings https://www.talkbasket.net/118966-clippers-injury-report-patrick-beverley-lou-williams-questionable-vs-the-kings#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:43:03 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118966 Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams have entered the injury report of the Los Angeles Clippers for the game against the Sacramento Kings. Beverley is listed as qustionable for personal reasons, while Williams is dealing with a left hip discomfort. Both players are expected to be game-time decisions for the Clippers (8-4), who want to extend […]

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Clippers injury report: Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams questionable vs the Kings

Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams have entered the injury report of the Los Angeles Clippers for the game against the Sacramento Kings.

Beverley is listed as qustionable for personal reasons, while Williams is dealing with a left hip discomfort.

Both players are expected to be game-time decisions for the Clippers (8-4), who want to extend their winning streak to three games.

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Jusuf Nurkic suffers fractured right wrist; out indefinitely for the Blazers https://www.talkbasket.net/118963-jusuf-nurkic-suffers-fractured-right-wrist-out-indefinitely-for-the-blazers https://www.talkbasket.net/118963-jusuf-nurkic-suffers-fractured-right-wrist-out-indefinitely-for-the-blazers#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:24:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118963 Jusuf Nurkic was forced to exit the game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Indiana Pacers with a right wrist injury. After undergoing medical tests, Nurkic was diagnosed with a fractured right wrist, as announced by the Blazers. Nurkic will have more medical tests that will determine a timetable for his return. For the […]

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Jusuf Nurkic suffers fractured right wrist; out indefinitely for the Blazers

Jusuf Nurkic was forced to exit the game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Indiana Pacers with a right wrist injury.

After undergoing medical tests, Nurkic was diagnosed with a fractured right wrist, as announced by the Blazers.

Nurkic will have more medical tests that will determine a timetable for his return.

For the time being, he is expected to be sidelined indefinitely.

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Christian Wood reacts to Shaquille O’Neal not being familiar with his game: “You are a casual” https://www.talkbasket.net/118961-christian-wood-reacts-to-shaquille-oneal-not-being-familiar-with-his-game-you-are-a-casual https://www.talkbasket.net/118961-christian-wood-reacts-to-shaquille-oneal-not-being-familiar-with-his-game-you-are-a-casual#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:05:45 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118961 Christian Wood had a funny reaction to Shaquille O’Neal admitting he is not familiar with his game. Wood, who plays for the Houston Rockets, called O’Neal (a four-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer) a ‘casual’. “I owe you an apology, I wasn’t really familiar with your game,” O’Neal told Wood after the Rockets’ 109-105 […]

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Christian Wood reacts to Shaquille O’Neal not being familiar with his game: “You are a casual”

Christian Wood had a funny reaction to Shaquille O’Neal admitting he is not familiar with his game.

Wood, who plays for the Houston Rockets, called O’Neal (a four-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer) a ‘casual’.

“I owe you an apology, I wasn’t really familiar with your game,” O’Neal told Wood after the Rockets’ 109-105 win over the Spurs.

“Aw, man, you’re a casual,” Wood responded.

Wood is averaging team-highs of 23.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks for Houston.

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Real Madrid to face Crvena Zvezda on January 18 https://www.talkbasket.net/118957-real-madrid-to-face-crvena-zvezda-on-january-18 https://www.talkbasket.net/118957-real-madrid-to-face-crvena-zvezda-on-january-18#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 04:43:49 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118957 Real Madrid will face Crvena Zvezda this coming Monday, January 18, as EuroLeague Basketball officially announced. Zvezda couldn’t arrive to Madrid on time for the game against Real on Wednesday and EuroLeague was forced to suspend the game. Both teams will be in action on Friday (Round 20), too, with Real taking on Bayern Munich […]

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Real Madrid to face Crvena Zvezda on January 18

Real Madrid will face Crvena Zvezda this coming Monday, January 18, as EuroLeague Basketball officially announced.

Zvezda couldn’t arrive to Madrid on time for the game against Real on Wednesday and EuroLeague was forced to suspend the game.

Both teams will be in action on Friday (Round 20), too, with Real taking on Bayern Munich on the road and Zvezda battling Valencia in Spain.

EuroLeague Round 20 started with three games, with Anadolu Efes (99-60 over Khimki), Armani Milano (70-84 vs ALBA Berlin) and Maccabi Tel-Aviv (91-82 over Baskonia) claiming big victories.

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Frank Vogel explains how Lionel Hollins has helped Marc Gasol adapt to the Lakers’ playing style https://www.talkbasket.net/118954-frank-vogel-explains-how-lionel-hollins-has-helped-marc-gasol-adapt-to-the-lakers-playing-style https://www.talkbasket.net/118954-frank-vogel-explains-how-lionel-hollins-has-helped-marc-gasol-adapt-to-the-lakers-playing-style#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 03:22:05 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118954 Frank Vogel opened up about how Lionel Hollins has helped Marc Gasol adapt to the playing style of the Los Angeles Lakers. Vogel said the presence of Hollins (Lakers assistant coach) is ‘invaluable’ to the team, given his relationship with Gasol. “The more information you know about a player, the easier it is to integrate […]

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Frank Vogel explains how Lionel Hollins has helped Marc Gasol adapt to the Lakers’ playing style

Frank Vogel opened up about how Lionel Hollins has helped Marc Gasol adapt to the playing style of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Vogel said the presence of Hollins (Lakers assistant coach) is ‘invaluable’ to the team, given his relationship with Gasol.

“The more information you know about a player, the easier it is to integrate them. And that would apply to Lionel’s relationship with Marc, and I think it’s been invaluable in terms of fitting him in early on,” Vogel said about Hollins and Gasol, via Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll.

Gasol played under Hollins for five years in the Memphis Grizzlies (2008-2013) and the two reunited in the Lakers this season.

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DeMarcus Cousins on James Harden: “We feel a certain type of way about some of his actions” https://www.talkbasket.net/118952-demarcus-cousins-on-james-harden-we-feel-a-certain-type-of-way-about-some-of-his-actions https://www.talkbasket.net/118952-demarcus-cousins-on-james-harden-we-feel-a-certain-type-of-way-about-some-of-his-actions#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 02:37:28 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118952 DeMarcus Cousins addressed the actions of James Harden that led to his trade to the Brooklyn Nets. Cousins said he felt disrespected by Harden’s behavior early in the season, which forced him out of Houston. “We feel a certain type of way about some of his actions. The approach to training camp…the antics off the […]

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DeMarcus Cousins on James Harden: “We feel a certain type of way about some of his actions”

DeMarcus Cousins addressed the actions of James Harden that led to his trade to the Brooklyn Nets.

Cousins said he felt disrespected by Harden’s behavior early in the season, which forced him out of Houston.

“We feel a certain type of way about some of his actions. The approach to training camp…the antics off the court. The disrespect started way before…this is the nasty part of the business,” Cousins said, via Anthony Puccio of The Association.

Cousins and the Rockets will face Harden and the Nets on March 3.

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Lakers injury report: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Wesley Matthews questionable; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope probable vs the Pelicans https://www.talkbasket.net/118948-lakers-injury-report-lebron-james-anthony-davis-wesley-matthews-questionable-kentavious-caldwell-pope-probable-vs-the-pelicans https://www.talkbasket.net/118948-lakers-injury-report-lebron-james-anthony-davis-wesley-matthews-questionable-kentavious-caldwell-pope-probable-vs-the-pelicans#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 01:43:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118948 Several Lakers players have entered the injury report of the defending champions for the game against the Pelicans on Friday. More specifically, the Lakers list LeBron James (left ankle sprain), Anthony Davis (lower back tightness) and Wesley Matthews (right Achilles soreness) as questionable for the game. Moreover, Kostas Antetokounmpo (right knee patellar tendinitis) and Jared […]

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Lakers injury report: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Wesley Matthews questionable; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope probable vs the Pelicans

Several Lakers players have entered the injury report of the defending champions for the game against the Pelicans on Friday.

More specifically, the Lakers list LeBron James (left ankle sprain), Anthony Davis (lower back tightness) and Wesley Matthews (right Achilles soreness) as questionable for the game.

Moreover, Kostas Antetokounmpo (right knee patellar tendinitis) and Jared Dudley (right calf soreness) will miss their second straight match.

Last but not least, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is listed as probable with a left ankle sprain.

The Lakers will seek to extend their winning streak to five games. For their part, the Pelicans want to snap a four-game losing streak. Zion Williamson will be available for New Orleans.

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Shaquille O’Neal reacts to James Harden trade https://www.talkbasket.net/118942-shaquille-oneal-reacts-to-james-harden-trade https://www.talkbasket.net/118942-shaquille-oneal-reacts-to-james-harden-trade#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 01:07:01 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118942 Shaquille O’Neal shared his thoughts on the blockbuster trade of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. O’Neal was critical of the way Harden operated during his eight years with the Rockets and how he forced his way out of the team. O’Neal, a four-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer, said the Rockets gave Harden […]

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Shaquille O’Neal reacts to James Harden trade

Shaquille O’Neal shared his thoughts on the blockbuster trade of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.

O’Neal was critical of the way Harden operated during his eight years with the Rockets and how he forced his way out of the team.

O’Neal, a four-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer, said the Rockets gave Harden everything he asked for, but he failed to get the job done and lead the team to the title.

“When you say you gave the city your all, that ain’t true,” O’Neal said during his appearance on NBA on TNT.

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Nets BIG-3 willing to make sacrifices in order to win this season, says GM Sean Marks https://www.talkbasket.net/118935-nets-big-3-willing-to-make-sacrifices-in-order-to-win-this-season-says-gm-sean-marks https://www.talkbasket.net/118935-nets-big-3-willing-to-make-sacrifices-in-order-to-win-this-season-says-gm-sean-marks#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:29:01 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118935 The BIG-3 of the Brooklyn Nets is willing to make sacrifices in order to win it all this season, according to the GM of the team, Sean Marks. As Marks said, the BIG-3 of Brooklyn (Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving) has agreed to do whatever it takes to bring the Nets to the top […]

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Nets BIG-3 willing to make sacrifices in order to win this season, says GM Sean Marks

The BIG-3 of the Brooklyn Nets is willing to make sacrifices in order to win it all this season, according to the GM of the team, Sean Marks.

As Marks said, the BIG-3 of Brooklyn (Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving) has agreed to do whatever it takes to bring the Nets to the top of the NBA.

“Sean Marks says James Harden has said he’s all about winning as it pertains to usage rate and sharing the ball. Marks said Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant all agreed sacrifice is necessary to win big,” Kristian Winfield of New York Daily News reports.

Harden could make his debut with the Nets on Saturday, however it is unclear when Irving will return, as he could face a seven-day quarantine.

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Zion Williamson cleared to play vs the Lakers on Friday https://www.talkbasket.net/118927-zion-williamson-cleared-to-play-vs-the-lakers-on-friday https://www.talkbasket.net/118927-zion-williamson-cleared-to-play-vs-the-lakers-on-friday#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:14:56 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118927 Zion Williamson will return to the New Orleans Pelicans lineup for the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. Williamson did not play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, due to an inconclusive coronavirus test. However, he tested negative a day later and he is now good to go against LeBron James and […]

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Zion Williamson cleared to play vs the Lakers on Friday

Zion Williamson will return to the New Orleans Pelicans lineup for the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.

Williamson did not play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, due to an inconclusive coronavirus test.

However, he tested negative a day later and he is now good to go against LeBron James and the Lakers.

Williamson and the Pelicans want to snap a four-game losing streak. Meanwhile, the Lakers want to extend their winning streak to five games.

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LeBron James reacts to the Lakers’ 7-0 road start: “We just have a bunker mentality when we go out on the road” https://www.talkbasket.net/118924-lebron-james-reacts-to-the-lakers-7-0-road-start-we-just-have-a-bunker-mentality-when-we-go-out-on-the-road https://www.talkbasket.net/118924-lebron-james-reacts-to-the-lakers-7-0-road-start-we-just-have-a-bunker-mentality-when-we-go-out-on-the-road#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 23:57:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118924 LeBron James shared his thoughts on the perfect road record of the Los Angeles Lakers this season. James said the Lakers have a ‘bunker mentality’ every time they play away from Staples Center. “We just have a bunker mentality when we go out on the road. It’s just us,” James told reporters, via Kyle Goon […]

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LeBron James reacts to the Lakers’ 7-0 road start: “We just have a bunker mentality when we go out on the road”

LeBron James shared his thoughts on the perfect road record of the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

James said the Lakers have a ‘bunker mentality’ every time they play away from Staples Center.

“We just have a bunker mentality when we go out on the road. It’s just us,” James told reporters, via Kyle Goon of Southern California News Group.

Being undefeated on the road (7-0), the Lakers set a new franchise record for the best road start to a season.

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James Harden could make his debut with the Nets Saturday vs the Magic, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/118887-james-harden-could-make-his-debut-with-the-nets-saturday-vs-the-magic-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/118887-james-harden-could-make-his-debut-with-the-nets-saturday-vs-the-magic-per-report#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 17:54:24 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118887 James Harden could make his debut with the Brooklyn Nets against the Orlando Magic on Saturday. According to Anthony Puccio of The Association, if Harden has no positive coronavirus test until Saturday, he will be available for the game against the Magic. If Harden is good to go on Saturday, he is expected to be […]

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James Harden could make his debut with the Nets Saturday vs the Magic, per report

James Harden could make his debut with the Brooklyn Nets against the Orlando Magic on Saturday.

According to Anthony Puccio of The Association, if Harden has no positive coronavirus test until Saturday, he will be available for the game against the Magic.

If Harden is good to go on Saturday, he is expected to be in the Nets starting lineup.

Harden left the Houston Rockets and joined the Nets on Wednesday, via a four-team trade.

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Magic Johnson has no doubt LeBron James will be the NBA MVP if he keeps playing at such high standards this season https://www.talkbasket.net/118781-magic-johnson-has-no-doubt-lebron-james-will-be-the-nba-mvp-if-he-keeps-playing-at-such-high-standards-this-season https://www.talkbasket.net/118781-magic-johnson-has-no-doubt-lebron-james-will-be-the-nba-mvp-if-he-keeps-playing-at-such-high-standards-this-season#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:50:42 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118781 Magic Johnson once again had nothing but good words to say about the superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James. Johnson believes James will be the MVP of the league this season if he keeps playing at such high standards. “If LeBron James continues to play like he is right now, there’s no doubt […]

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Magic Johnson has no doubt LeBron James will be the NBA MVP if he keeps playing at such high standards this season

Magic Johnson once again had nothing but good words to say about the superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James.

Johnson believes James will be the MVP of the league this season if he keeps playing at such high standards.

“If LeBron James continues to play like he is right now, there’s no doubt in my mind he’ll be league MVP!” Magic Johnson tweeted.

James (26 points, 9/20 shooting, 5/8 from beyond the arc, six rebounds, seven assists) led the Lakers to a blowout win over the Oklahoma City Thunder (128-99).

James is averaging 24.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.5 assists for the Lakers this season.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope claims his confidence is ‘through the roof’ this season https://www.talkbasket.net/118779-kentavious-caldwell-pope-claims-his-confidence-is-through-the-roof-this-season https://www.talkbasket.net/118779-kentavious-caldwell-pope-claims-his-confidence-is-through-the-roof-this-season#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:30:34 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118779 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope shared his thoughts on his performance with the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Caldwell-Pope said his confidence is ‘through the roof’ and his teammates know what he brings to the table every night. “KCP reiterated what he said before the season, that his confidence is through the roof, that he doesn’t have to […]

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope claims his confidence is ‘through the roof’ this season

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope shared his thoughts on his performance with the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

Caldwell-Pope said his confidence is ‘through the roof’ and his teammates know what he brings to the table every night.

“KCP reiterated what he said before the season, that his confidence is through the roof, that he doesn’t have to prove anything and that his teammates know what to expect from him every night,” Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet reports.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 10.1 points for the Lakers this season, on 51.9% shooting and 53.6% from beyond the arc.

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Lakers players not surprised by James Harden trade https://www.talkbasket.net/118775-lakers-players-not-surprised-by-james-harden-trade https://www.talkbasket.net/118775-lakers-players-not-surprised-by-james-harden-trade#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:58:48 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118775 The players of the Los Angeles Lakers reacted to the trade of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Anthony Davis were not surprised by the news that Harden joined the Nets. “No one knew it was going to happen that quick. … We all knew he wanted out. It wasn’t a surprise,” […]

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Lakers players not surprised by James Harden trade

The players of the Los Angeles Lakers reacted to the trade of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Anthony Davis were not surprised by the news that Harden joined the Nets.

“No one knew it was going to happen that quick. … We all knew he wanted out. It wasn’t a surprise,” Caldwell-Pope said.

“He got to one of his destinations. He wanted to play there. We’ll see how it goes. … They look good on paper. We’ll see how it goes when those guys get in between the lines and get a chance to play alongside each other,” Davis noted, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

Following the trade, the Nets have emerged as a top candidate to win the title. Harden and the Nets will face the Lakers for the first time this season on February 18.

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Russell Westbrook suffers major setback with his quad injury; out 3-4 weeks, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/118772-russell-westbrook-suffers-major-setback-with-his-quad-injury-out-3-4-weeks-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/118772-russell-westbrook-suffers-major-setback-with-his-quad-injury-out-3-4-weeks-per-report#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:44:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118772 Russell Westbrook has not recovered from the quad injury he has been dealing with and is expected to miss significant time. According to Quinton Mayo of NBC Sports Washington, the Washington Wizards fear Westbrook has suffered a major setback with his injury. Therefore, he is expected to be sidelined for the next three to four […]

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Russell Westbrook suffers major setback with his quad injury; out 3-4 weeks, per report

Russell Westbrook has not recovered from the quad injury he has been dealing with and is expected to miss significant time.

According to Quinton Mayo of NBC Sports Washington, the Washington Wizards fear Westbrook has suffered a major setback with his injury.

Therefore, he is expected to be sidelined for the next three to four weeks and his return to action will take place in early February

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Montrezl Harrell excited about the Lakers’ undefeated road trip https://www.talkbasket.net/118770-montrezl-harrell-excited-about-the-lakers-undefeated-road-trip https://www.talkbasket.net/118770-montrezl-harrell-excited-about-the-lakers-undefeated-road-trip#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:32:42 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118770 Montrezl Harrell shared his excitement for the undefeated road trip of the Los Angeles Lakers. Harrell noted the Lakers dominated their opponents in the three road games they played (twice vs the Rockets, once vs the Thunder) and these were ‘three good tests’ for the team. “It was three good tests. We took some big […]

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Montrezl Harrell excited about the Lakers’ undefeated road trip

Montrezl Harrell shared his excitement for the undefeated road trip of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Harrell noted the Lakers dominated their opponents in the three road games they played (twice vs the Rockets, once vs the Thunder) and these were ‘three good tests’ for the team.

“It was three good tests. We took some big leads and didn’t look back,” Harrell told Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet.

Harrell had 21 points (8/12 shooting) and six rebounds, as the Lakers crushed the Thunder (128-99).

The Lakers ended their three-game road trip in a perfect way (3-0) and remained unbeaten on the road this season (7-0), setting a new franchise record.

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Magic Johnson reacts to James Harden trade; picks the Lakers to win the championship https://www.talkbasket.net/118767-magic-johnson-reacts-to-james-harden-trade-picks-the-lakers-to-win-the-championship https://www.talkbasket.net/118767-magic-johnson-reacts-to-james-harden-trade-picks-the-lakers-to-win-the-championship#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:11:48 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118767 Magic Johnson took to Twitter and reacted to the blockbuster trade of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. Johnson noted it will be special to watch Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant play together for the Nets. However, he still believes the Lakers will win the championship this season. “James Harden getting traded to the […]

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Magic Johnson reacts to James Harden trade; picks the Lakers to win the championship

Magic Johnson took to Twitter and reacted to the blockbuster trade of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.

Johnson noted it will be special to watch Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant play together for the Nets. However, he still believes the Lakers will win the championship this season.

“James Harden getting traded to the Brooklyn Nets to join KD and Kyrie will be special to watch… but I’m still picking the Lakers to win the Championship,” Magic Johnson tweeted.

The first game between the Lakers and the Nets this season will take place on February 18.

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Lakers set new franchise record in blowout win over the Thunder https://www.talkbasket.net/118764-lakers-set-new-franchise-record-in-blowout-win-over-the-thunder https://www.talkbasket.net/118764-lakers-set-new-franchise-record-in-blowout-win-over-the-thunder#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:00:16 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118764 The Los Angeles Lakers ended their road trip in a perfect way (3-0), after crushing the Oklahoma City Thunder (128-99). The Lakers earned their seventh road win and remained undefeated on the road this season (7-0). As a result, they set a new franchise record, as this is the best road stretch to begin a […]

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Lakers set new franchise record in blowout win over the Thunder

The Los Angeles Lakers ended their road trip in a perfect way (3-0), after crushing the Oklahoma City Thunder (128-99).

The Lakers earned their seventh road win and remained undefeated on the road this season (7-0).

As a result, they set a new franchise record, as this is the best road stretch to begin a season in franchise history.

The Lakers also are on top of the West, with the best record in the NBA (10-3).

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LeBron James admits he has no reaction to James Harden trade https://www.talkbasket.net/118762-lebron-james-admits-he-has-no-reaction-to-james-harden-trade https://www.talkbasket.net/118762-lebron-james-admits-he-has-no-reaction-to-james-harden-trade#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 03:47:08 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118762 LeBron James didn’t pay much attention to the trade of James Harden from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets. James didn’t have any reaction to the blockbuster trade, as he preferred to focus on the Lakers’ game against the Thunder. “Don’t really have too much of a reaction. Trades happened today and I couldn’t […]

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LeBron James admits he has no reaction to James Harden trade

LeBron James didn’t pay much attention to the trade of James Harden from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets.

James didn’t have any reaction to the blockbuster trade, as he preferred to focus on the Lakers’ game against the Thunder.

“Don’t really have too much of a reaction. Trades happened today and I couldn’t allow myself to indulge in that knowing that we had a game that we had to play tonight,” James told reporters, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

James and the Lakers will face Harden and the Nets on February 18.

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Kendrick Perkins says LeBron James will be the ‘undisputed GOAT’ if he defeats Harden and the Nets https://www.talkbasket.net/118758-kendrick-perkins-says-lebron-james-will-be-the-undisputed-goat-if-he-defeats-harden-and-the-nets https://www.talkbasket.net/118758-kendrick-perkins-says-lebron-james-will-be-the-undisputed-goat-if-he-defeats-harden-and-the-nets#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 02:17:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118758 Kendrick Perkins once again addressed the GOAT status of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James. Perkins noted James will be the ‘undisputed GOAT’ if he defeats James Harden and the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Finals. “I don’t need to be convinced that Bron is the GOAT, it’s stamped. But if this Nets team […]

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Kendrick Perkins says LeBron James will be the ‘undisputed GOAT’ if he defeats Harden and the Nets

Kendrick Perkins once again addressed the GOAT status of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.

Perkins noted James will be the ‘undisputed GOAT’ if he defeats James Harden and the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Finals.

“I don’t need to be convinced that Bron is the GOAT, it’s stamped. But if this Nets team can make it out the East and Bron takes care of them, he’s the undisputed GOAT. Beating 2 super teams today is greater than 6-0 in the 90s.  Carry on,” Perkins tweeted about James.

After signing Harden, the Nets have emerged as the top favorite to make it to the Finals and win the title.

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Dennis Schroder says he is ‘glad’ and ‘grateful’ he plays for the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/118756-dennis-schroder-says-he-is-glad-and-grateful-he-plays-for-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/118756-dennis-schroder-says-he-is-glad-and-grateful-he-plays-for-the-lakers#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 01:33:45 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118756 Dennis Schroder shared his excitement for being a member of the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Schroder noted he is ‘glad’ and ‘grateful’ he plays for the Lakers and wants to remain with the defending champions long term. “I’ve been on really, really good teams … but here, in L.A. — the organization, my teammates […]

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Dennis Schroder says he is ‘glad’ and ‘grateful’ he plays for the Lakers

Dennis Schroder shared his excitement for being a member of the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

Schroder noted he is ‘glad’ and ‘grateful’ he plays for the Lakers and wants to remain with the defending champions long term.

“I’ve been on really, really good teams … but here, in L.A. — the organization, my teammates and especially coaches —everybody’s just having fun, and I’ve never experienced that.

Like, we’re having fun, but at the same time, we’ve got to be serious and get to work. That’s what we’re doing and I’ve never been a part of it like that before.

I’m glad and grateful that I’m on this team and this organization and I can go out every night and kick some ass and just play. I think right now, we’re still learning, we’re still in progress, but we can still get better … it can get better from here,” Schroder said, via Christian Rivas of Silver Screen and Roll.

Schroder and the Lakers are expected to discuss a contract extension in mid-February.

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Frank Vogel reacts to James Harden joining the Nets https://www.talkbasket.net/118754-frank-vogel-reacts-to-james-harden-joining-the-nets https://www.talkbasket.net/118754-frank-vogel-reacts-to-james-harden-joining-the-nets#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 00:05:08 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118754 Frank Vogel shared his thoughts on the blockbuster trade that sent James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said he will be waiting to see how Harden will fit in the Nets. “They’re obviously loaded with star power now. We’ll see how they can gel,” Vogel told reporters, via […]

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Frank Vogel reacts to James Harden joining the Nets

Frank Vogel shared his thoughts on the blockbuster trade that sent James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said he will be waiting to see how Harden will fit in the Nets.

“They’re obviously loaded with star power now. We’ll see how they can gel,” Vogel told reporters, via Matthew Moreno of Lakers Nation.

Vogel and the Lakers will face Harden and the Nets on February 18.

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Lakers confirm Anthony Davis will play vs the Thunder https://www.talkbasket.net/118748-lakers-confirm-anthony-davis-will-play-vs-the-thunder https://www.talkbasket.net/118748-lakers-confirm-anthony-davis-will-play-vs-the-thunder#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 23:53:33 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118748 The Los Angeles Lakers have confirmed Anthony Davis will play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. Davis was listed as questionable by the Lakers, due to a toe injury. However, he is feeling good and will suit up for the game against the Thunder.

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Lakers confirm Anthony Davis will play vs the Thunder

The Los Angeles Lakers have confirmed Anthony Davis will play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

Davis was listed as questionable by the Lakers, due to a toe injury.

However, he is feeling good and will suit up for the game against the Thunder.

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Kendrick Perkins reacts to James Harden joining the Nets https://www.talkbasket.net/118735-kendrick-perkins-reacts-to-james-harden-joining-the-nets https://www.talkbasket.net/118735-kendrick-perkins-reacts-to-james-harden-joining-the-nets#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 22:45:39 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118735 Kendrick Perkins took to Twitter and reacted to the blockbuster trade of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. Perkins wants to see how the arrival of Harden will affect Kyrie Irving and his place in the Nets’ tactics. “I wonder if Kyrie is going to sacrifice…btw I don’t want to hear no more Lebron James […]

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Kendrick Perkins reacts to James Harden joining the Nets

Kendrick Perkins took to Twitter and reacted to the blockbuster trade of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.

Perkins wants to see how the arrival of Harden will affect Kyrie Irving and his place in the Nets’ tactics.

“I wonder if Kyrie is going to sacrifice…btw I don’t want to hear no more Lebron James needs a stack team to win rings because apparently EVERYONE does! Carry on,” Perkins tweeted.

After the trade, Harden will join the Nets, Caris LeVert will now play for the Houston Rockets and Jarrett Allen will become a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Nets acquiring James Harden from the Rockets https://www.talkbasket.net/118715-nets-acquiring-james-harden-from-the-rockets https://www.talkbasket.net/118715-nets-acquiring-james-harden-from-the-rockets#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 21:19:16 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118715 James Harden will be traded from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets, per Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. As the two NBA insiders report, the Nets and the Rockets agreed to a blockbuster deal, which will send Harden to the Nets. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the deal will include […]

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Nets acquiring James Harden from the Rockets

James Harden will be traded from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets, per Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

As the two NBA insiders report, the Nets and the Rockets agreed to a blockbuster deal, which will send Harden to the Nets.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the deal will include four first-round picks and four swaps to the Rockets, while Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert will also leave Brooklyn.

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EuroLeague suspends Real Madrid vs Crvena Zvezda game due to extreme weather conditions in Spain https://www.talkbasket.net/118658-euroleague-suspends-real-madrid-vs-crvena-zvezda-game-due-to-extreme-weather-conditions-in-spain https://www.talkbasket.net/118658-euroleague-suspends-real-madrid-vs-crvena-zvezda-game-due-to-extreme-weather-conditions-in-spain#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:30:35 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118658 EuroLeague Basketball announced that the game between Real Madrid and Crvena Zvezda on Wednesday has been suspended. The game between Real and Zvezda was suspended due to the inability of the Serbian team to reach the Spanish capital, where the game was to be held. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade’s flight didn’t receive the clearance from […]

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EuroLeague suspends Real Madrid vs Crvena Zvezda game due to extreme weather conditions in Spain

EuroLeague Basketball announced that the game between Real Madrid and Crvena Zvezda on Wednesday has been suspended.

The game between Real and Zvezda was suspended due to the inability of the Serbian team to reach the Spanish capital, where the game was to be held.

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade’s flight didn’t receive the clearance from Spanish authorities due to the exceptional bad weather conditions that Spain has experienced since last Friday, limiting the number of flights arriving and departing from the airport.

Euroleague Basketball will evaluate with the affected teams the best possible options to reschedule the game based on available dates and TV rightsholders’ production availability. Further information will be released as warranted in the coming days.

Real Madrid has a 12-6 record in the EuroLeague, whereas Zvezda is at 6-12.

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Kyle Kuzma calls LeBron James ‘one of the greatest to ever play this game’ https://www.talkbasket.net/118580-kyle-kuzma-calls-lebron-james-one-of-the-greatest-to-ever-play-this-game https://www.talkbasket.net/118580-kyle-kuzma-calls-lebron-james-one-of-the-greatest-to-ever-play-this-game#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:04:10 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118580 Kyle Kuzma had nothing but good words to say about his teammate in the Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James. Kuzma reacted to the no-look three-pointer of James against the Rockets, calling him ‘one of the greatest to ever play this game’. “He’s one of the greatest to ever play this game. The things he does, […]

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Kyle Kuzma calls LeBron James ‘one of the greatest to ever play this game’

Kyle Kuzma had nothing but good words to say about his teammate in the Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James.

Kuzma reacted to the no-look three-pointer of James against the Rockets, calling him ‘one of the greatest to ever play this game’.

“He’s one of the greatest to ever play this game. The things he does, it’s always crazy to watch in real time,” Kuzma told reporters about James, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

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Dennis Schroder reacts to LeBron James’ no-look three-pointer vs the Rockets https://www.talkbasket.net/118573-dennis-schroder-reacts-to-lebron-james-no-look-three-pointer-vs-the-rockets https://www.talkbasket.net/118573-dennis-schroder-reacts-to-lebron-james-no-look-three-pointer-vs-the-rockets#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 04:43:31 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118573 Dennis Schroder reacted to the no-look three-pointer of LeBron James in the game against the Houston Rockets. Schroder made a bet with James and that’s why the superstar of the Lakers turned around and looked his teammate after he hit the shot. Schroder also called James ‘legendary’ and noted he enjoys his time with the […]

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Dennis Schroder reacts to LeBron James’ no-look three-pointer vs the Rockets

Dennis Schroder reacted to the no-look three-pointer of LeBron James in the game against the Houston Rockets.

Schroder made a bet with James and that’s why the superstar of the Lakers turned around and looked his teammate after he hit the shot.

Schroder also called James ‘legendary’ and noted he enjoys his time with the Lakers.

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Lakers injury report: Anthony Davis questionable vs the Thunder; Wesley Matthews remains out https://www.talkbasket.net/118567-lakers-injury-report-anthony-davis-questionable-vs-the-thunder-wesley-matthews-remains-out https://www.talkbasket.net/118567-lakers-injury-report-anthony-davis-questionable-vs-the-thunder-wesley-matthews-remains-out#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 04:05:47 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118567 The injury report of the Lakers for the game against the Thunder on Wednesday includes Anthony Davis and Wesley Matthews. As Frank Vogel said, Davis suffered a toe injury and had X-rays that came back negative. However, he is listed as questionable by the Lakers. At the same time, Matthews will miss another game for […]

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Lakers injury report: Anthony Davis questionable vs the Thunder; Wesley Matthews remains out

The injury report of the Lakers for the game against the Thunder on Wednesday includes Anthony Davis and Wesley Matthews.

As Frank Vogel said, Davis suffered a toe injury and had X-rays that came back negative. However, he is listed as questionable by the Lakers.

At the same time, Matthews will miss another game for the Lakers, due to an Achilles injury.

The Lakers are on a three-game winning streak and still are on top of the West (9-3).

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LeBron James reveals he hit the no-look three-pointer because of a bet with Dennis Schroder https://www.talkbasket.net/118561-lebron-james-reveals-he-hit-the-no-look-three-pointer-because-of-a-bet-with-dennis-schroder https://www.talkbasket.net/118561-lebron-james-reveals-he-hit-the-no-look-three-pointer-because-of-a-bet-with-dennis-schroder#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 03:53:34 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118561 LeBron James said he made the no-look three-pointer in the game against the Houston Rockets because of a bet with Dennis Schroder. Schroder bet James couldn’t make the shot and after the Lakers superstar hit the three-pointer, he turned around and looked his teammate.

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LeBron James reveals he hit the no-look three-pointer because of a bet with Dennis Schroder

LeBron James said he made the no-look three-pointer in the game against the Houston Rockets because of a bet with Dennis Schroder.

Schroder bet James couldn’t make the shot and after the Lakers superstar hit the three-pointer, he turned around and looked his teammate.

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LeBron James says the Lakers are ‘locked in’ after Anthony Davis called them out last week https://www.talkbasket.net/118558-lebron-james-says-the-lakers-are-locked-in-after-anthony-davis-called-them-out-last-week https://www.talkbasket.net/118558-lebron-james-says-the-lakers-are-locked-in-after-anthony-davis-called-them-out-last-week#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 03:42:28 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118558 LeBron James reacted to the comments that Anthony Davis made after the loss to the San Antonio Spurs last week. James said the Lakers are ‘locked in’ after Davis called the team out for its defensive performance. James and the Lakers have bounced back from their loss to the Spurs and dominated the Houston Rockets […]

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LeBron James says the Lakers are ‘locked in’ after Anthony Davis called them out last week

LeBron James reacted to the comments that Anthony Davis made after the loss to the San Antonio Spurs last week.

James said the Lakers are ‘locked in’ after Davis called the team out for its defensive performance.

James and the Lakers have bounced back from their loss to the Spurs and dominated the Houston Rockets in back-to-back games.

The Lakers improved their defense and conceded 102 (120-102) and 100 (117-100) points against the Rockets, respectively.

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FC Barcelona star guard Nick Calathes sets new club record in win vs Khimki https://www.talkbasket.net/118551-fc-barcelona-star-guard-nick-calathes-sets-new-club-record-in-win-vs-khimki https://www.talkbasket.net/118551-fc-barcelona-star-guard-nick-calathes-sets-new-club-record-in-win-vs-khimki#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 03:33:58 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118551 FC Barcelona rallied past Khimki on the road (75-87), with Nick Calathes setting a new club record in assists. Calathes had 15 assists in the game, breaking his own record at the club after dishing 14 against Armani Milano last month. FC Barcelona improved to 13-6 and remained close to the top of the EuroLeague […]

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FC Barcelona star guard Nick Calathes sets new club record in win vs Khimki

FC Barcelona rallied past Khimki on the road (75-87), with Nick Calathes setting a new club record in assists.

Calathes had 15 assists in the game, breaking his own record at the club after dishing 14 against Armani Milano last month.

FC Barcelona improved to 13-6 and remained close to the top of the EuroLeague standings. On the other hand, Khimki dropped to 2-17 after losing its 10th straight.

In the other matches: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (8-11) – Olympiacos (10-8): 87-89

Armani Milano (11-7) – Valencia (10-9): 95-80

Anadolu Efes (10-9) – ALBA Berlin (7-12): 84-76

Fenerbahce (9-10) – Baskonia (9-10): 96-76

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Metta World Peace receives custom championship ring by the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/118549-metta-world-peace-receives-custom-championship-ring-by-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/118549-metta-world-peace-receives-custom-championship-ring-by-the-lakers#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 03:13:17 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118549 Metta World Peace has received a custom championship ring from the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2020 NBA title. World Peace took to Instagram and shared his excitement for receiving the ring from the Lakers. “So excited about my new @lakers championship ring. #242. Thanks lakers !!!!!,” World Peace captioned. Metta World Peace won the 2010 NBA […]

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Metta World Peace receives custom championship ring by the Lakers

Metta World Peace has received a custom championship ring from the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2020 NBA title.

World Peace took to Instagram and shared his excitement for receiving the ring from the Lakers.

“So excited about my new @lakers championship ring. #242. Thanks lakers !!!!!,” World Peace captioned.

Metta World Peace won the 2010 NBA championship as a member of the Lakers.

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Clippers’ injury report: Ivica Zubac questionable vs the Pelicans https://www.talkbasket.net/118546-clippers-injury-report-ivica-zubac-questionable-vs-the-pelicans https://www.talkbasket.net/118546-clippers-injury-report-ivica-zubac-questionable-vs-the-pelicans#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 02:50:29 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118546 The Los Angeles Clippers could be without Ivica Zubac in the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Zubac is listed as questionable by the Clippers with abdominal soreness. Aside from Zubac, who is expected to be a game-time decision, all other Clippers are available for the game.

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Clippers’ injury report: Ivica Zubac questionable vs the Pelicans

The Los Angeles Clippers could be without Ivica Zubac in the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.

Zubac is listed as questionable by the Clippers with abdominal soreness.

Aside from Zubac, who is expected to be a game-time decision, all other Clippers are available for the game.

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Kendrick Perkins reacts to LeBron James’ no-look three-pointer vs the Rockets https://www.talkbasket.net/118544-kendrick-perkins-reacts-to-lebron-james-no-look-three-pointer-vs-the-rockets https://www.talkbasket.net/118544-kendrick-perkins-reacts-to-lebron-james-no-look-three-pointer-vs-the-rockets#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 02:35:11 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118544 Kendrick Perkins took to Twitter and reacted to the no-look three-pointer of LeBron James in the game against the Houston Rockets. Perkins shared his excitement for what James did, with the superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers copying Stephen Curry’s move. “I mean show so damn class,” Perkins said about James.

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Kendrick Perkins reacts to LeBron James’ no-look three-pointer vs the Rockets

Kendrick Perkins took to Twitter and reacted to the no-look three-pointer of LeBron James in the game against the Houston Rockets.

Perkins shared his excitement for what James did, with the superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers copying Stephen Curry’s move.

“I mean show so damn class,” Perkins said about James.

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Nets GM Sean Marks addresses the situation with Kyrie Irving https://www.talkbasket.net/118537-nets-gm-sean-marks-addresses-the-situation-with-kyrie-irving https://www.talkbasket.net/118537-nets-gm-sean-marks-addresses-the-situation-with-kyrie-irving#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 01:12:07 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118537 Kyrie Irving is not expected to return to the lineup of the Brooklyn Nets soon and the GM of the team Sean Marks addressed the situation. Marks said Irving will remain away from the team for personal reasons and it is unknown when he will return. “Kyrie remains away from the team due to personal […]

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Nets GM Sean Marks addresses the situation with Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving is not expected to return to the lineup of the Brooklyn Nets soon and the GM of the team Sean Marks addressed the situation.

Marks said Irving will remain away from the team for personal reasons and it is unknown when he will return.

“Kyrie remains away from the team due to personal reasons. A date of his return has yet to be finalized,” Marks noted about Irving, via Bleacher Report.

Irving could enter self-isolation and quarantine, after being seen maskless at a birthday party.

The Nets are not satisfied with how Irving has handled the situation so far.

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Lakers react to updated NBA Health and Safety protocols https://www.talkbasket.net/118526-lakers-react-to-updated-nba-health-and-safety-protocols https://www.talkbasket.net/118526-lakers-react-to-updated-nba-health-and-safety-protocols#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 00:48:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118526 The Los Angeles Lakers reacted to the decision of the NBA to update the Health and Safety protocols, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lakers head coach, Frank Vogel, and center Marc Gasol shared their approval for the changes and noted the defending champions will comply with the rules. Vogel and Gasol said the Lakers will […]

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Lakers react to updated NBA Health and Safety protocols

The Los Angeles Lakers reacted to the decision of the NBA to update the Health and Safety protocols, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lakers head coach, Frank Vogel, and center Marc Gasol shared their approval for the changes and noted the defending champions will comply with the rules.

Vogel and Gasol said the Lakers will do everything they can to help the league continue the season as safe as possible.

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Marc Gasol reveals one of the reasons he joined the Lakers in offseason https://www.talkbasket.net/118517-marc-gasol-reveals-one-of-the-reasons-he-joined-the-lakers-in-offseason https://www.talkbasket.net/118517-marc-gasol-reveals-one-of-the-reasons-he-joined-the-lakers-in-offseason#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 22:53:16 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118517 Marc Gasol opened up about why he decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason. Gasol said one of the reasons that led to him joining the Lakers was Lionel Hollins, who now serves as an assistant coach on Frank Vogel’s staff. Hollins was the head coach of Gasol in the Memphis […]

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Marc Gasol reveals one of the reasons he joined the Lakers in offseason

Marc Gasol opened up about why he decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason.

Gasol said one of the reasons that led to him joining the Lakers was Lionel Hollins, who now serves as an assistant coach on Frank Vogel’s staff.

Hollins was the head coach of Gasol in the Memphis Grizzlies for five years (2008-2013) and the two formed a close relationship during that time.

“Being reunited with him is special, a big reason I’m here,” he said. “He’s someone I know will be truly honest with me when it comes to it.

Back then as a coach, you were allowed to be honest from the get-go. He pretty much coached us however he wanted to coach us.

He was very tough. He was brutally honest with us and what was expected of ourselves as players. He held us accountable,” Gasol told Kyle Goon of the OC Register.

Gasol agreed to a two-year contract with the Lakers, worth $5,25M.

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Nikola Mirotic to miss another game of FC Barcelona for personal reasons https://www.talkbasket.net/118423-nikola-mirotic-to-miss-another-game-of-fc-barcelona-for-personal-reasons https://www.talkbasket.net/118423-nikola-mirotic-to-miss-another-game-of-fc-barcelona-for-personal-reasons#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 04:54:08 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118423 Nikola Mirotic will not be available for the game between FC Barcelona and Khimki on Tuesday. As FC Barcelona announced, Mirotic will miss another game, due to personal reasons. Mirotic has not played in the last three weeks. His last appearance took place on December 22 in the game against Anadolu Efes. FC Barcelona is […]

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Nikola Mirotic to miss another game of FC Barcelona for personal reasons

Nikola Mirotic will not be available for the game between FC Barcelona and Khimki on Tuesday.

As FC Barcelona announced, Mirotic will miss another game, due to personal reasons.

Mirotic has not played in the last three weeks. His last appearance took place on December 22 in the game against Anadolu Efes.

FC Barcelona is currently second in the standings, with a 12-6 record.

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Tarik Black to sign with Zenit Saint Petersburg https://www.talkbasket.net/118420-tarik-black-to-sign-with-zenit-saint-petersburg https://www.talkbasket.net/118420-tarik-black-to-sign-with-zenit-saint-petersburg#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 04:44:11 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118420 Tarik Black is expected to make his return to the EuroLeague after just nine months. Per Donatas Urbonas and Moses Barda, Black will sign with Zenit Saint Petersburg. Black spent two years with Maccabi Tel-Aviv, averaging 9.1 points and 4.8 rebounds last season.

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Tarik Black to sign with Zenit Saint Petersburg

Tarik Black is expected to make his return to the EuroLeague after just nine months.

Per Donatas Urbonas and Moses Barda, Black will sign with Zenit Saint Petersburg.

Black spent two years with Maccabi Tel-Aviv, averaging 9.1 points and 4.8 rebounds last season.

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Russell Westbrook got injured during training camp, says Wizards head coach Scott Brooks https://www.talkbasket.net/118418-russell-westbrook-got-injured-during-training-camp-says-wizards-head-coach-scott-brooks https://www.talkbasket.net/118418-russell-westbrook-got-injured-during-training-camp-says-wizards-head-coach-scott-brooks#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 04:04:20 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118418 Scott Brooks addressed the quad injury of Washington Wizards superstar Russell Westbrook, which will sideline him for at least a week. Brooks, the head coach of the Wizards, revealed Westbrook has been dealing with the injury since the training camp. “He will probably be upset that I’m saying this. He hurt himself, he got hit […]

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Russell Westbrook got injured during training camp, says Wizards head coach Scott Brooks

Scott Brooks addressed the quad injury of Washington Wizards superstar Russell Westbrook, which will sideline him for at least a week.

Brooks, the head coach of the Wizards, revealed Westbrook has been dealing with the injury since the training camp.

“He will probably be upset that I’m saying this. He hurt himself, he got hit pretty bad in his quad in training camp. The thing about him is he’s tough as nails,” Brooks said, via Chase Hughes of NBC Sports.

Westbrook is expected to miss the next three or four games of the Wizards in order to rest and recover from the injury.

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Wesley Matthews calls his role with the Lakers a ‘learning process” https://www.talkbasket.net/118414-wesley-matthews-calls-his-role-with-the-lakers-a-learning-process https://www.talkbasket.net/118414-wesley-matthews-calls-his-role-with-the-lakers-a-learning-process#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 03:43:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118414 Wesley Matthews opened up about his role with the Los Angeles Lakers this season, which is different from the one he used to have. Matthews is coming off the bench for the Lakers as a ‘3 and D’ player and he calls that a ‘learning process’. “It’s mental, it’s physical, and it’s going to be […]

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Wesley Matthews calls his role with the Lakers a ‘learning process”

Wesley Matthews opened up about his role with the Los Angeles Lakers this season, which is different from the one he used to have.

Matthews is coming off the bench for the Lakers as a ‘3 and D’ player and he calls that a ‘learning process’.

“It’s mental, it’s physical, and it’s going to be an ongoing adjustment. That’s what it is right now. I’m here to do whatever this team needs, in whatever capacity, whatever role, I’m ready for whatever.

It’s just a learning process, and it’s always easier to learn when you win,” Matthews noted, via Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll.

Matthews is averaging 6.1 points, on 46/1 shooting and 41% from beyond the arc, for the Lakers this season.

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Talen Horton-Tucker expected to receive interest from several NBA teams in offseason, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/118410-talen-horton-tucker-expected-to-receive-interest-from-several-nba-teams-in-offseason-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/118410-talen-horton-tucker-expected-to-receive-interest-from-several-nba-teams-in-offseason-per-report#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 02:53:15 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118410 Talen Horton-Tucker is expected to receive interest from several NBA teams in the next offseason. Per Sean Deveney of Heavy.com, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks and the Cleveland Cavaliers are among the teams that want to sign the young guard. “League sources told Heavy.com Horton-Tucker can expect ‘multiple teams’ to have an interest […]

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Talen Horton-Tucker expected to receive interest from several NBA teams in offseason, per report

Talen Horton-Tucker is expected to receive interest from several NBA teams in the next offseason.

Per Sean Deveney of Heavy.com, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks and the Cleveland Cavaliers are among the teams that want to sign the young guard.

“League sources told Heavy.com Horton-Tucker can expect ‘multiple teams’ to have an interest in pursuing him this summer. That would put pressure on the Lakers to match some offers that could, potentially, be very hefty.

The Knicks, Cavaliers and Mavericks were listed as teams with potential interest,” Deveney reports, via Lakers Daily.

Horton-Tucker is averaging 8.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 10 games for the Lakers this season.

Horton-Tucker, who has received high praise from his Lakers teammates, will be a free agent in offseason.

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Lakers’ injury report: Three players out vs the Rockets; LeBron James, Anthony Davis questionable; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope probable https://www.talkbasket.net/118407-lakers-injury-report-three-players-out-vs-the-rockets-lebron-james-anthony-davis-questionable-kentavious-caldwell-pope-probable https://www.talkbasket.net/118407-lakers-injury-report-three-players-out-vs-the-rockets-lebron-james-anthony-davis-questionable-kentavious-caldwell-pope-probable#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 02:06:11 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118407 The injury report of the Lakers for the game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday includes several players. More specifically, the Lakers list Jared Dudley, Kostas Antetokounmpo and Wesley Matthews as out with injuries. At the same time, LeBron James (left ankle sprain) and Anthony Davis (right adductor strain) are questionable for the clash with […]

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Lakers’ injury report: Three players out vs the Rockets; LeBron James, Anthony Davis questionable; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope probable

The injury report of the Lakers for the game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday includes several players.

More specifically, the Lakers list Jared Dudley, Kostas Antetokounmpo and Wesley Matthews as out with injuries.

At the same time, LeBron James (left ankle sprain) and Anthony Davis (right adductor strain) are questionable for the clash with the Rockets.

For his part, Caldwell-Pope, who missed four games with a left ankle sprain, is probable for the contest.

The Lakers defeated Houston on Sunday (120-102) and this will be the second game of the back-to-back set with the Rockets.

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Steve Nash ‘upset’ with the Nets’ performance vs the Thunder https://www.talkbasket.net/118401-steve-nash-upset-with-the-nets-performance-vs-the-thunder https://www.talkbasket.net/118401-steve-nash-upset-with-the-nets-performance-vs-the-thunder#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:23:05 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118401 Steve Nash was not satisfied with how the Brooklyn Nets played in the loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday (129-116). Nash called out his players for their performance, calling it ‘a lack of respect’. “Steve Nash called the Nets’ effort ‘a lack of respect’. He seems pretty upset with how his team played,” […]

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Steve Nash ‘upset’ with the Nets’ performance vs the Thunder

Steve Nash was not satisfied with how the Brooklyn Nets played in the loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday (129-116).

Nash called out his players for their performance, calling it ‘a lack of respect’.

“Steve Nash called the Nets’ effort ‘a lack of respect’. He seems pretty upset with how his team played,” Kristian Winfield of New York Daily News reports.

Following the loss to the Thunder, the Nets now are at 5-6 in the Eastern Conference standings. Nash and his players want to bounce back, as they host the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday.

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Frank Vogel addresses Wesley Matthews’ Achilles injury https://www.talkbasket.net/118399-frank-vogel-addresses-wesley-matthews-achilles-injury https://www.talkbasket.net/118399-frank-vogel-addresses-wesley-matthews-achilles-injury#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:10:18 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118399 Frank Vogel opened up about the Achilles injury of Wesley Matthews, which prevented him from playing against the Houston Rockets. Matthews is dealing with a sore right Achilles tendon and Vogel said the Lakers want to play it safe with the veteran guard. “Early in the season, we’re going to be conservative with these types […]

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Frank Vogel addresses Wesley Matthews’ Achilles injury

Frank Vogel opened up about the Achilles injury of Wesley Matthews, which prevented him from playing against the Houston Rockets.

Matthews is dealing with a sore right Achilles tendon and Vogel said the Lakers want to play it safe with the veteran guard.

“Early in the season, we’re going to be conservative with these types of flareups or whatever you want to call it. He had some soreness in there that was enough of a concern to hold him out.

We have a deep team, so we’re going to be responsible with things like that. I don’t believe (he will have additional testing). They did not mention that to me. We’ll see how he is [Monday],” Vogel said, via Lakers Nation.

Matthews is expected to be included in the injury report of the Lakers for the second game against the Rockets on Tuesday.

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LeBron James explains how the Lakers’ offseason additions have helped him offensively https://www.talkbasket.net/118386-lebron-james-explains-how-the-lakers-offseason-additions-have-helped-him-offensively https://www.talkbasket.net/118386-lebron-james-explains-how-the-lakers-offseason-additions-have-helped-him-offensively#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 21:58:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118386 LeBron James opened up about how the offseason additions of the Lakers helped his game offensively. James explained that the newcomers helped him play off the ball more and unlock a new aspect of his game. “This year, with the addition of Dennis and the addition of Marc, being able to play off the ball, […]

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LeBron James explains how the Lakers’ offseason additions have helped him offensively

LeBron James opened up about how the offseason additions of the Lakers helped his game offensively.

James explained that the newcomers helped him play off the ball more and unlock a new aspect of his game.

“This year, with the addition of Dennis and the addition of Marc, being able to play off the ball, getting back to moving without the ball, cutting.

Haven’t been able to do that in a few years. So, I can get back to that, using my wide receiver skills as I always like to allude to,” James said, via Jovan Buha of The Athletic.

James is averaging 24 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists for the Lakers this season.

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Alex Caruso reacts to the Lakers dominating the Rockets: “Great start to the road trip” https://www.talkbasket.net/118294-alex-caruso-reacts-to-the-lakers-dominating-the-rockets-great-start-to-the-road-trip https://www.talkbasket.net/118294-alex-caruso-reacts-to-the-lakers-dominating-the-rockets-great-start-to-the-road-trip#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 04:45:32 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118294 Alex Caruso took to Twitter and reacted to the Lakers rallying past the Houston Rockets on Sunday (120-102). Caruso shared his excitement for the excellent start of the Lakers to their road trip. “Great start to the road trip,” Caruso tweeted. Caruso and the Lakers will face the Rockets again on Tuesday in the second […]

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Alex Caruso reacts to the Lakers dominating the Rockets: “Great start to the road trip”

Alex Caruso took to Twitter and reacted to the Lakers rallying past the Houston Rockets on Sunday (120-102).

Caruso shared his excitement for the excellent start of the Lakers to their road trip.

“Great start to the road trip,” Caruso tweeted.

Caruso and the Lakers will face the Rockets again on Tuesday in the second game of their back-to-back set with Houston.

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LeBron James calls Talen Horton-Tucker a ‘sponge’; says THT is ‘beyond his years’ https://www.talkbasket.net/118286-lebron-james-calls-talen-horton-tucker-a-sponge-says-tht-is-beyond-his-years https://www.talkbasket.net/118286-lebron-james-calls-talen-horton-tucker-a-sponge-says-tht-is-beyond-his-years#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 04:30:17 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118286 LeBron James once again shared his excitement for the improvement of his Lakers teammate Talen Horton-Tucker. James called Horton-Tucker a ‘sponge’ and noted the young guard is ‘beyond his years’. “Does it on both sides of the floor, and then he just listens. He’s a sponge. And he can apply it right away … big […]

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LeBron James calls Talen Horton-Tucker a ‘sponge’; says THT is ‘beyond his years’

LeBron James once again shared his excitement for the improvement of his Lakers teammate Talen Horton-Tucker.

James called Horton-Tucker a ‘sponge’ and noted the young guard is ‘beyond his years’.

“Does it on both sides of the floor, and then he just listens. He’s a sponge. And he can apply it right away … big time game for a kid that’s still growing into his own, but he’s (beyond) his years,” James said about Horton-Tucker, via Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet.

Talen Horton-Tucker had 17 points (7/8 shooting, 2/3 from beyond the arc), five rebounds, three assists and four steals off the bench, as the Lakers defeated the Rockets (120-102).

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Anthony Davis reacts to Christian Wood’s comments: “I don’t think it was anything crazy” https://www.talkbasket.net/118282-anthony-davis-reacts-to-christian-woods-comments-i-dont-think-it-was-anything-crazy https://www.talkbasket.net/118282-anthony-davis-reacts-to-christian-woods-comments-i-dont-think-it-was-anything-crazy#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 03:48:19 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118282 Anthony Davis shared his thoughts on the comments of Christian Wood regarding his matchup with the Lakers superstar. Wood said he had ‘circled’ the two games against Davis and the Lakers (on Sunday and Tuesday). “I just go out there and play basketball. I don’t think it was anything crazy. I know C. Wood, we […]

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Anthony Davis reacts to Christian Wood’s comments: “I don’t think it was anything crazy”

Anthony Davis shared his thoughts on the comments of Christian Wood regarding his matchup with the Lakers superstar.

Wood said he had ‘circled’ the two games against Davis and the Lakers (on Sunday and Tuesday).

“I just go out there and play basketball. I don’t think it was anything crazy. I know C. Wood, we played in New Orleans together,” Davis said about Wood, via Matthew Moreno of Lakers Nation.

Davis had 27 points (9/12 shooting), as the Lakers rallied past the Rockets (120-102). Meanwhile, Wood had 23 points, on 10/20 shooting and 1/5 from beyond the arc.

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LeBron James, Frank Vogel react to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope returning to the Lakers’ lineup https://www.talkbasket.net/118276-lebron-james-frank-vogel-react-to-kentavious-caldwell-pope-returning-to-the-lakers-lineup https://www.talkbasket.net/118276-lebron-james-frank-vogel-react-to-kentavious-caldwell-pope-returning-to-the-lakers-lineup#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 03:35:05 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118276 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope returned to the Lakers’ lineup after four games and received high praise from LeBron James and Frank Vogel. Caldwell-Pope spent 22 minutes on the floor and had seven points (3/9 shooting, 1/4 from beyond the arc), four rebounds, three assists and two steals. “His speed. The level of acceleration that he plays at […]

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LeBron James, Frank Vogel react to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope returning to the Lakers’ lineup

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope returned to the Lakers’ lineup after four games and received high praise from LeBron James and Frank Vogel.

Caldwell-Pope spent 22 minutes on the floor and had seven points (3/9 shooting, 1/4 from beyond the arc), four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

“His speed. The level of acceleration that he plays at automatically ignites our team. We play at a different pace when he’s in the lineup,” James said about Caldwell-Pope.

“His speed and athleticism is invaluable to us and helped us set the tone defensively,” Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, noted about KCP.

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LeBron James wants the Lakers to have the top defense in the NBA this season https://www.talkbasket.net/118271-lebron-james-wants-the-lakers-to-have-the-top-defense-in-the-nba-this-season https://www.talkbasket.net/118271-lebron-james-wants-the-lakers-to-have-the-top-defense-in-the-nba-this-season#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 03:14:13 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118271 LeBron James opened up about one of the goals of the Los Angeles Lakers this season. James said he wants the Lakers to be the best defensive team in the NBA. “Our goal is to be the No. 1 defense in the league,” James told reporters, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily. The Lakers conceded […]

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LeBron James wants the Lakers to have the top defense in the NBA this season

LeBron James opened up about one of the goals of the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

James said he wants the Lakers to be the best defensive team in the NBA.

“Our goal is to be the No. 1 defense in the league,” James told reporters, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily.

The Lakers conceded 102 points against the Rockets (120-102) and have the sixth best defense in the NBA, with 106.6 points per game.

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Frank Vogel explains the Lakers’ offensive plan https://www.talkbasket.net/118269-frank-vogel-explains-the-lakers-offensive-plan https://www.talkbasket.net/118269-frank-vogel-explains-the-lakers-offensive-plan#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 02:53:23 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118269 Frank Vogel opened up about the offensive tactics of the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, explained how the team is operating offensively and what role the point guard has in calling the plays. “We play with a lot of randomness and empower our point guard on the floor, […]

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Frank Vogel explains the Lakers’ offensive plan

Frank Vogel opened up about the offensive tactics of the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, explained how the team is operating offensively and what role the point guard has in calling the plays.

“We play with a lot of randomness and empower our point guard on the floor, whether that’s ‘Bron, Dennis or Alex to call the action with my ability to put guys in spots when needed.

But we empower our group to play with good offensive concepts as much as anything. The spacing, the screening angles we want to execute, knowing each other’s strengths, whether it’s playing through Marc at the top of the key and knowing when he has the ball we’re speed cutting all over the place.

Or if we’re going to play in the pick-and-roll game with Trezz, he has that ability to roll to the basket or throw it back to him in the post.

We’re just learning each other, and that’s part of the randomness that we want. Guys seem to be getting more comfortable each game in that type of system,” Vogel said, via Lakers Nation.

Prior to the game against the Rockets on Sunday, the Lakers ranked third in offensive rating, second in field goal percentage and sixth in three-point percentage.

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Kawhi Leonard reacts to reaching 10,000 career points https://www.talkbasket.net/118266-kawhi-leonard-reacts-to-reaching-10000-career-points https://www.talkbasket.net/118266-kawhi-leonard-reacts-to-reaching-10000-career-points#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 02:21:28 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118266 Kawhi Leonard shared his thoughts on reaching 10,000 points in his NBA career during the game against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. Leonard said he does not reflect on his career accomplishments and is focused on making more accomplishments. “Not at all. You don’t know what you’re doing til you stop doing it… Maybe when […]

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Kawhi Leonard reacts to reaching 10,000 career points

Kawhi Leonard shared his thoughts on reaching 10,000 points in his NBA career during the game against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.

Leonard said he does not reflect on his career accomplishments and is focused on making more accomplishments.

“Not at all. You don’t know what you’re doing til you stop doing it… Maybe when I retire, I’ll sit back and look at the accomplishments, but right now, it’s about being greedy and wanting more,” Leonard told reporters, via Tomer Azarly of Clutchpoints.

Leonard had 35 points (14/22 shooting, 7/9 from beyond the arc), as the Clippers defeated the Bulls at Staples Center (127-130).

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Bogdan Bogdanovic suffers fractured right knee; timetable for his return still unknown https://www.talkbasket.net/118264-bogdan-bogdanovic-suffers-fractured-right-knee-timetable-for-his-return-still-unknown https://www.talkbasket.net/118264-bogdan-bogdanovic-suffers-fractured-right-knee-timetable-for-his-return-still-unknown#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 01:50:09 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118264 Bogdan Bogdanovic is expected to miss significant time, after suffering a right knee injury. Bogdanovic got injured during the game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday and was forced to exit the game and not return. After undergoing medical tests, Bogdanovic was diagnosed with a fractured right knee and more specifically […]

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Bogdan Bogdanovic suffers fractured right knee; timetable for his return still unknown

Bogdan Bogdanovic is expected to miss significant time, after suffering a right knee injury.

Bogdanovic got injured during the game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday and was forced to exit the game and not return.

After undergoing medical tests, Bogdanovic was diagnosed with a fractured right knee and more specifically with a ‘an avulsion fracture with associated soft tissue inflammation with a bone bruise’.

The Hawks did not announce a timetable for the Serbian guard’s return to action.

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DeMarcus Cousins gets ejected vs the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/118259-demarcus-cousins-gets-ejected-vs-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/118259-demarcus-cousins-gets-ejected-vs-the-lakers#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:59:02 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118259 DeMarcus Cousins was forced to leave the game between the Lakers and the Rockets, after getting ejected. Cousins got ejected with a flagrant 2 foul and a technical foul and will not play again on Sunday night. Cousins received the technical foul for his altercation with Lakers big man Markieff Morris, who also got ejected […]

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DeMarcus Cousins gets ejected vs the Lakers

DeMarcus Cousins was forced to leave the game between the Lakers and the Rockets, after getting ejected.

Cousins got ejected with a flagrant 2 foul and a technical foul and will not play again on Sunday night.

Cousins received the technical foul for his altercation with Lakers big man Markieff Morris, who also got ejected (flagrant 1 foul and technical foul).

The big man of the Rockets was called for a flagrant 2 foul on LeBron James early in the second quarter and got ejected.

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Markieff Morris gets ejected after altercation with DeMarcus Cousins https://www.talkbasket.net/118256-markieff-morris-gets-ejected-after-altercation-with-demarcus-cousins https://www.talkbasket.net/118256-markieff-morris-gets-ejected-after-altercation-with-demarcus-cousins#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:44:59 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118256 Markieff Morris will not play again in the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets. Morris had an altercation with the big man of the Rockets DeMarcus Cousins late in the opening quarter. The big man of the Lakers got ejected after receiving a flagrant 1 foul and a technical foul. On […]

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Markieff Morris gets ejected after altercation with DeMarcus Cousins

Markieff Morris will not play again in the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets.

Morris had an altercation with the big man of the Rockets DeMarcus Cousins late in the opening quarter.

The big man of the Lakers got ejected after receiving a flagrant 1 foul and a technical foul.

On the other hand, Cousins received just a technical foul and remained in the game.

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Kawhi Leonard explains what the Clippers need to change after loss to the Warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/118201-kawhi-leonard-explains-what-the-clippers-need-to-change-after-loss-to-the-warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/118201-kawhi-leonard-explains-what-the-clippers-need-to-change-after-loss-to-the-warriors#respond Sun, 10 Jan 2021 14:44:41 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118201 Kawhi Leonard was not satisfied with the performance of the Los Angeles Clippers in the loss to the Golden State Warriors (105-115). Leonard explained what the Clippers need to change after blowing a 22-point lead against the Warriors on Friday (85-63). “Third quarter guys coming down and getting either open looks or (getting) to the […]

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Kawhi Leonard explains what the Clippers need to change after loss to the Warriors

Kawhi Leonard was not satisfied with the performance of the Los Angeles Clippers in the loss to the Golden State Warriors (105-115).

Leonard explained what the Clippers need to change after blowing a 22-point lead against the Warriors on Friday (85-63).

“Third quarter guys coming down and getting either open looks or (getting) to the basket… it happened a lot in the fourth quarter, giving up easy looks. We have to do that first,” Leonard told reporters, via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.

Leonard and the Clippers (6-4) will attempt to bounce back on Sunday, when they host the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center.

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