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Chicago Bulls’ younger players want Dwyane Wade to practice more

CHICAGO — One of the key issues festering for the Chicago Bulls this season is that the team’s younger players would like to see more of Dwyane Wade on the practice floor, veteran forward Taj Gibson acknowledged Saturday. Gibson said the issue came up during Friday’s team meeting, which was called in the wake of […]

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Milwaukee Bucks concerned for Thon Maker after travel order enacted

Milwaukee Bucks rookie center Thon Maker made his second career start in Saturday’s 112-108 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics. But teammates and friends were more focused on how Maker might be affected by President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on the entry of non-American citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. Maker was born in Wau, Sudan, […]

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Fantasy basketball forecaster for Jan. 30-Feb. 5

The fantasy hoops season behaves more like baseball’s than any other sport, as the length of the season lends itself to enduring hot and cold streaks and shifts in roles and responsibilities. It’s our job as managers to track the league in order to acknowledge these telling shifts in production as they unfold. Recognizing positive […]

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James Harden > The Process – Stats & Info

Houston Rockets guard James Harden’s performances only get more historic by the game. His latest was a 51-point, 13-rebound, 13-assist effort in a win over the 76ers. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, Harden is: 2016-17 James Harden 53 1967-68 Wilt Chamberlain 53 1961-62 Elgin Baylor 52 Friday James Harden 51 2016-17 Russell Westbrook 51 1962-63 […]

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C.J. McCollum of Portland Trail Blazers, Chandler Parsons of Memphis Grizzlies trade barbs on Twitter

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum and Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons exchanged barbs on Twitter on Friday night, including McCollum telling Parsons that his team “hit the lottery by not signing you.” The social media feud started with a tweet from the Trail Blazers’ official account, which posted a video of Parsons shooting an […]

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Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry top NBA jersey sales in China

Two-time MVP Stephen Curry — No. 1 in the latest release of NBA jersey sales — had the second-best-selling jersey in China during the 2015-16 season, trailing Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant during his retirement tour. Another retired superstar, Michael Jordan, rounded out the top three in the country, one of the NBA’s biggest […]