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Hoops Hype Dec 2, 2017
Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell has been a dominant scorer all season

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell has been a dominant scorer all season

Utah Jazz rookie guard Donovan Mitchell scored 41 points on Friday, which proved to be a historic performance for the first-year player. Rookies who have put up better than 40-4-4 on 25 or fewer shots since 2000: Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Donovan Mitchell — Ben Dowsett (@Ben_Dowsett) December 2, 2017 He is one of seven active players to score more than 40 points in a game as a rookie, and he’s the first since Blake Griffin in 2011. While many are referring to this as his breakout week considering he also had a stellar game the night before, he has been one of the...
Hoops Hype Dec 2, 2017
Trending stories: Kevin Durant ejection, Kawhi Leonard and more

Trending stories: Kevin Durant ejection, Kawhi Leonard and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Leonard’s rehab down to ‘last steps’ – via blog.mysanantonio.com December 01 02:15 PM Kawhi Leonard’s 2017-18 season debut appears to be growing imminent. The Spurs forward’s rehabilitation program is down to its final phases Shares Spurs notebook: Leonard’s recovery hits the homestretch – via expressnews.com December 01 09:28 PM Kawhi Leonard has returned to practice. The next step in his rehabilitation will be a negotiation with Gregg...
Hoops Hype Dec 1, 2017
NBA stars who retired early

NBA stars who retired early

With Derrick Rose pondering his future in the NBA, we take a look at a bunch of stars who left the game early. Hall of Famer, three-time All-Star, Rookie of the year. One-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion. Two-time All-Star, Rookie of the year. Three-time All-Star, All-NBA NBA Team, All-NBA 3rd team, Rookie of the Year. Five-time All-Star, All-NBA 3rd Team. Four-time All-Star. Hall of Famer, four-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA 1st Team, ABA Rookie of the...
Hoops Hype Dec 1, 2017
Trending stories: Hassan Whiteside injury, Carmelo Anthony, Iman Shumpert and more

Trending stories: Hassan Whiteside injury, Carmelo Anthony, Iman Shumpert and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! LeBron’s ejection, Lonzo, Fizdale’s firing – via espn.com November 30 12:59 PM Marc Spears, Chris Haynes and Marcus Thompson of The Athletic get together to chat about music tastes growing up (1:40), LeBron’s ejection (15:55), Lonzo avoiding scuffles (22:30) and Fizdale’s firing in Memphis (37:35). Shares Hassan Whiteside ruled out for Friday due to knee, another MRI taken – via sun-sentinel.com November 30 06:49 PM Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside ruled out...
Hoops Hype Nov 30, 2017
Grizzlies owner Robert Pera may sell the team to the minority owners

Grizzlies owner Robert Pera may sell the team to the minority owners

Not only did star big man Marc Gasol have tension with former head coach Dave Fizdale but the owners are reportedly in a dispute as well. Sources: A buy-sell clause in Grizz ownership agreement has been activated, thrusting more uncertainty into a reeling franchise (free)https://t.co/nNcujPky4l — Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) November 30, 2017 In fact, their issues have become so serious that majority owner Robert Pera may have to step down as the man in charge (via The Athletic): “A buy-sell provision in the ownership agreement between Pera and minority owners Steve Kaplan and...
Hoops Hype Nov 30, 2017
The Rockets have the best offense in the NBA with healthy Chris Paul

The Rockets have the best offense in the NBA with healthy Chris Paul

Houston Rockets star point guard Chris Paul has returned from injury and made his team one of the most feared in the entire league. Since Chris Paul returned (6 games, 2 weeks) – HOU ranks: 1st in offensive rating (118)1st in defensive rating (97)1st in net rating (+21) Assist % has also ticked up to 66% (3rd in league), Warriors usually 1st around 70%. That is the Chris Paul effect. — StanfordKP (@stanfordkp) November 30, 2017 He ranks No. 5 overall in ESPN’s Player Efficiency Rating and has helped Houston win their last seven consecutive games. They have scored 7.5 more points...
Hoops Hype Nov 30, 2017
Ben Simmons is likely better shooting free throws with his other hand

Ben Simmons is likely better shooting free throws with his other hand

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons has a weakness at the charity stripe and the Washington Wizards tried to exploit that on Wednesday. Ben Simmons set the NBA single-quarter record for free throw attempts with 24 in the 4th quarter — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 30, 2017 Simmons, 21, set a record for most free throws in a game (29) against the Wizards. Washington tried the hack-a-Shaq strategy to force the young player to take as many shots from the line as possible. The former No. 1 pick made 15 free throws on the night, just above half of his attempts. It was an...
Hoops Hype Nov 30, 2017
Trending stories: Stephen Curry, Tony Parker, Pau Gasol, Kevin Love and more

Trending stories: Stephen Curry, Tony Parker, Pau Gasol, Kevin Love and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Thompson: The Warriors Graduate School of Shooting — new… – via theathletic.com November 29 09:35 AM Draymond Green warned Nick Young. He told him not to bet Stephen Curry. But Young considers… Shares Steph Curry has been in Lonzo Ball’s shoes (no, not those shoes) – via espn.com November 29 12:06 PM The Warriors’ two-time MVP knows all too well the pressures of having a famous dad and says he can relate to the Lakers rookie’s...
Hoops Hype Nov 30, 2017
The Arthur meme and excellent bench play have helped the Cleveland Cavaliers flip the switch

The Arthur meme and excellent bench play have helped the Cleveland Cavaliers flip the switch

The seminal moment of the 2017-18 season occurred on Nov. 6. Kyrie Irving had just put up a masterful performance against the Atlanta Hawks, dropping 35 points on 22 shots, and the floor general’s explosion led to the Boston Celtics earning their sixth win in a row. Meanwhile, his old team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who had just lost to that same Hawks squad the night before, were having trouble finding their footing in the new league year, getting off to a rocky 4-6 start through ten games. That’s when LeBron James changed everything. It wasn’t by putting up some absurd stat line or...
Hoops Hype Nov 29, 2017
Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis available to return after scary foot injury

Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis available to return after scary foot injury

New York Knicks star big man Kristaps Porzingis terrified fans around the world following an apparent ankle injury on Wednesday evening. Kristaps Porzingis sprained his right ankle. X-rays were negative. He is available to return, Knicks say. — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) November 30, 2017 Porzingis, 22, suffered a brutal fall during the game and had to be helped to the locker room. However, according to the Knicks, he was actually available to return after the X-ray revealed he had only sprained his right ankle. Justise Winslow, who was guarding the Latvian-born basketball player,...
Hoops Hype Nov 29, 2017
Marc Gasol, David Fizdale had barely spoken to each other in 10 months

Marc Gasol, David Fizdale had barely spoken to each other in 10 months

Memphis Grizzlies star big man Marc Gasol and former head coach David Fizdale certainly did not get along well, according to recent reports. Marc Gasol and David Fizdale had little-to-no communication for the better part of the past 10 months, per @sam_amick in this weeks Jumping to Conclusions. https://t.co/EDVwjtOz0f pic.twitter.com/MsWXUwoLGY — USA TODAY NBA (@usatodaynba) November 29, 2017 While we already knew that the two men did not speak to each other after the loss on Sunday night before Fizdale was fired, this may have been a sign of something much bigger. Sam Amick and Jeff...
Hoops Hype Nov 29, 2017
Bulls' Bobby Portis, Nikola Mirotic have first interaction since fight

Bulls' Bobby Portis, Nikola Mirotic have first interaction since fight

Chicago Bulls forwards Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic are reportedly still not on speaking terms after their altercation in October. Mirotic returned to the team during their game on Tuesday, which marked the first time since his concussion before the season began. The two players did briefly interact while on the bench and were also seen practicing together on Wednesday afternoon. They also scrimmaged against each other at the team facility earlier in the week. Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic had some interaction on the bench last night, per Fred Hoiberg. His status will be determined...
Hoops Hype Nov 29, 2017
Cavs shouldn't trade Nets pick in Tristan Thompson-DeAnde Jordan swap

Cavs shouldn't trade Nets pick in Tristan Thompson-DeAnde Jordan swap

The Cleveland Cavaliers are potentially one of the “multiple teams” interested in trading for Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan. A league source believes the Cavs would consider a Jordan-Tristan swap, first rounder would likely be in there too https://t.co/jmXYkhVmfG — Joe Vardon (@joevardon) November 24, 2017 Joe Vardon, who covers the team, wrote about the Cavaliers as a potential destination for Jordan in a swap for Tristan Thompson (via Cleveland.com): “A league source believes this move, Jordan for Thompson, is one the Cavs would consider. How the Brooklyn pick...
Hoops Hype Nov 29, 2017
Trending stories: LeBron James ejection, Stephen Curry and more

Trending stories: LeBron James ejection, Stephen Curry and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant agree: Give Lonzo Ball some time – via mercurynews.com November 28 04:51 PM Lakers rookie has had his early struggles but Warriors stars know it takes some time. Shares 7 reasons the Pistons are better than you think – via sbnation.com November 28 09:13 AM The Detroit Pistons are contending in the Eastern Conference. The List explains how. Shares Enes Kanter trolls LeBron James following first career ejection, tweet makes way...
Hoops Hype Nov 29, 2017
2013 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

2013 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Two Euro players selected outside of the lottery in the top spots.

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