3:28 PM EDT, Sat March 25, 2017
Posting and Toasting 2 hours ago
Knicks Links: Derrick Rose, free agent mystery man

Knicks Links: Derrick Rose, free agent mystery man

Also: Phil blows off Lonzo, Plumdog bums rides, and Patrick Ewing may get a coaching gig What’s up my Posters? (Shouts to the Toasters too.) Today we’re going to talk tank (of course), and I’m going to intentionally drop a lil’ story in here to incense an intense Phil Jackson debate, because why the hell not. But first, listen to some music that I like: Oh hey look, Stacey Dash sighting from when she was just the actress from Clueless instead of starring in the real-life version. So what’s up with the Knicks? — I know what you all came here for, and I’m here to give it to...
Raptors HQ 4 hours ago
Raptors look to stay hot against Mavericks: Preview, Start time, and more

Raptors look to stay hot against Mavericks: Preview, Start time, and more

The Raptors are riding a 4-game win streak as they continue their pursuit of the 3-seed. After that ass-kicking at the hands of the Oklahoma City and the subsequent team meeting, the Raptors have looked like a completely different, cohesive unit. The turn defensively after the All-Star break has lifted the Raptors all the way into the top 10 in defensive rating, and 4th in the league in net rating. As we all anxiously await the return of Kyle Lowry, the fort is being held up just fine for the time being. The Raptors now take on the Dallas Mavericks on the road — the same Mavericks they...
Joakim Noah to be suspended 20 games for testing positive for banned substance

Joakim Noah to be suspended 20 games for testing positive for banned substance

Shucks. Knicks center Joakim Noah has been suspended for 20 games for testing positive for a banned substance, per Adrian Wojnarowski. Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the outgoing Collective Bargaining Agreement, league sources said. Noah, 32, is expected to serve 10 games of the suspension to finish out the 2016-17 regular season and 10 games to start the 2017-18 season, league sources said. The National Basketball Players Association’s investigation concluded that Noah hadn’t “knowingly or willingly” violated the policy and...
Net Income / NetsDaily 6 hours ago
Cliff Alexander and R.J. Hunter combine for 55 in D-League loss

Cliff Alexander and R.J. Hunter combine for 55 in D-League loss

We don’t know the Nets plans for Cliff Alexander, Long Island’s 6’9”, power forward (emphasis on the power) or R.J. Hunter, the 6’6” shooting guard (emphasis on the shooting), but two once again showed Friday night that they may be too good for the D-League. The two combined for 55 points in Long Island’s 125-113 loss to Delaware, the 76ers’ affiliate in Newark, DE. Alexander, who the Nets traded for at the end of January, finished with 30 points and 16 rebounds in 38 minutes while Hunter, who the Nets signed that same month, went for 25 points and eight assists. He hit on...
Daily Knicks 8 hours ago

New York Knicks: 2017 NBA Draft Prospects Who Shined During Sweet 16

A number of 2017 NBA Draft prospects stepped up with stellar performances in the Sweet 16. Which players would look best with the New York Knicks? The New York Knicks have finally held onto their draft picks. Though there are areas in which team president Phil Jackson has faltered, it’s hard not to appreciate him for avoiding the […] New York Knicks: 2017 NBA Draft Prospects Who Shined During Sweet 16 - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Daily Knicks 13 hours ago

New York Knicks: Joakim Noah Suspended For 20 Games

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah has been suspended 20 games. Find out the structure of the suspension and the details of the violation. The first year of the Joakim Noah experiment hasn’t gone according to plan. The New York Knicks have played 26 games—and counting—without Noah, whose underwhelming season was cut short by a […] New York Knicks: Joakim Noah Suspended For 20 Games - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Chowder and Champions 16 hours ago

Boston Celtics Win a Wild One Over Devin Booker Led Suns

The Boston Celtics won for the sixth time in seven games, overcoming a career-night from Phoenix’s Devin Booker. Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns did all he could to ruin the Boston Celtics night on Friday. It’s too bad his teammates didn’t do a whole lot to help him. Isaiah Thomas had 34 points and […] Boston Celtics Win a Wild One Over Devin Booker Led Suns - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
Liberty Ballers 16 hours ago
Saric Scores 32, Bulls Fall Flat in Sixers Win

Saric Scores 32, Bulls Fall Flat in Sixers Win

Raise those cats! Dario Saric continues to worm his way into all of our hearts, making it harder to hate that the Sixers blew a good chance to improve draft positioning by winning against the Chicago Bulls, 117-107. Saric finished with an efficient 32 points (on 12-19 from the floor, 6-8 from the line) and notched 10 rebounds. The Bulls olé-d the Sixers into the paint time and time again throughout the second and third quarters. The Sixers finished with 70 points in the paint, an assumed season high. Chicago’s perimeters failed to fight over screens, allowing mediocre players like Sergio...
Pippen Aint Easy 17 hours ago

Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers Analysis: The Dario Saric Game

The Chicago Bulls hosted the Philadelphia 76ers in the third meeting between the two sides this season. The Bulls had a lot riding on this game, needing a win heading into a big weekend showdown with the Milwaukee Bucks. This game started with business as usual for Chicago, the same starting lineup that Hoiberg has […] Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers Analysis: The Dario Saric Game - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CelticsBlog 17 hours ago
Celtics block out Suns 130-120 despite Booker’s 70

Celtics block out Suns 130-120 despite Booker’s 70

Boston avenges a buzzer beater loss in Phoenix. The headline (in Phoenix at least) will be Devin Booker’s 70 points in the Garden, but Boston will take the wire-to-wire win 130-120. Isaiah Thomas continued his 35-game streak of leading the Celtics in scoring tonight with 34 points and chipping in 7 assists. With Avery Bradley out sick, Jaylen Brown replaced him in the starting lineup and finished with solid line of 9 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. Al Horford continued his near triple-double pace in March with 15-10-6. Isaiah looks 'em off! pic.twitter.com/Dsm4k8rcTI— Boston...
NetsDaily 18 hours ago
Where Brooklyn At? Nets momentum snapped with blowout loss in D.C.

Where Brooklyn At? Nets momentum snapped with blowout loss in D.C.

So much for the trifecta. The Nets came into Friday’s game playing their best basketball all year, but you wouldn’t have known by watching this one. It was a blowout from the second quarter until the very end by a final score of 129-108. The Wizards (44-28) are the third seed in the East, while the Nets (15-57) failed to win three straight games. They are now 6-8 in March and 5-30 overall on the road. The story of the game was the ugly first half. After jumping out to a solid 13-4 start, the John Wall and the Wizards woke up and turned things around. From that point on, they went...
Let’s all watch the most important game of the Knicks’ season: UCLA vs. Kentucky

Let’s all watch the most important game of the Knicks’ season: UCLA vs. Kentucky

One of these guys could end up a Knick! Hey there, friends. It’s an exciting time to be a Knicks fan, as the UCLA Bruins (Lonzo Ball) get set to take on the Kentucky Wildcats (De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk). There’s a good chance at least one of them will still be available when the Knicks pick. When was the last time we as Knicks fans got to watch such an exciting contest even tangentially related to the orange and blue? This matchup is so big, it even comes with its own dumb New York tabloid controversy. -Gasp- Did you know Phil Jackson decided to skip the game to attend Shaquille...
Liberty Ballers 18 hours ago
Sixers center Joel Embiid undergoes arthroscopic surgery on meniscus tear

Sixers center Joel Embiid undergoes arthroscopic surgery on meniscus tear

Embiid “will resume basketball activities this summer.” The Sixers, in a Friday evening news-dump while the team was in the middle of playing a game, announced that Joel Embiid had surgery on the meniscus tear in his left knee today in Los Angeles. Here is what the surgeon, Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache, had to say about the procedure: The overall status of Joel’s lateral meniscus and his cartilage is very good. Today's procedure focused on removing a small portion of the meniscus that was responsible for his symptoms. The recovery program that has been established targets Joel transitioning...
Daily Knicks 19 hours ago

New York Knicks: Younger Players Show Signs Of Improvement

Although the New York Knicks lost their fourth straight game, the rising stars showed improvement during an otherwise disappointing 2016-17 season. With 10 games remaining this season, the Knicks find themselves at the end of another failure of a season. Put into effect as of last night, Head Coach Jeff Hornacek shook up the rotation for […] New York Knicks: Younger Players Show Signs Of Improvement - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Liberty Ballers 19 hours ago
Sixers-Bulls Game Thread

Sixers-Bulls Game Thread

Rain drop, drop top, MCW gonna brick a lot of shot shots I’m not sorry for the lead-in. Jahlil Okafor is out with his recurring knee injury. Robin Lopez returns from suspension for the Bulls. Game Time: 8:00 PM Location: United Center in Chicago Network: CSN Projected Starters - 76ers: G - T.J. McConnell G - Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot F - Robert Covington F - Dario Saric C - Richaun Holmes Projected Starters - Bulls: G - Rajon Rondo G - Jimmy Butler F - Paul Zipser F - Nikola Mirotic C - Robin Lopez Officials: Marc Davis, Curtis Blair, Michael Smith Game Preview: Here Draft Stuff to...
Bright Side Of The Sun 20 hours ago
Open Game Thread: Phoenix Suns at the Boston Celtics

Open Game Thread: Phoenix Suns at the Boston Celtics

*credit to Rod Argent for the cool pic on the thread! Little men unite! The Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas gets a chance to exact his revenge on the Phoenix Suns and fellow smaller man Tyler Ulis. Hopefully, the Suns can stay competitive in this one.
Net Income / NetsDaily 21 hours ago
Sean Marks in Barcelona ... looking at Latvian?

Sean Marks in Barcelona ... looking at Latvian?

David Pick, the European hoops writer, keeps updating Sean Marks itinerary as he moves towards the end of his European scouting trip. If it’s Friday, it must be Barcelona... Source tells me Nets on hunt for Euroleague PG, on tonight's radar: Belgrade ace Stefan Jovic. BRK also saw Teodosic, Heurtel, Wanamaker.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) March 24, 2017 And a Spanish newspaper captured him meeting with the Barca GM. That same Barcelona newspaper said Marks was on hand to watch Rodion Kurucs, a 6’9” small forward from Latvia. Draft Express had Kurucs going at No. 20,...
Net Income / NetsDaily 21 hours ago
Not surprisingly, Nets extend Archie Goodwin another 10 days

Not surprisingly, Nets extend Archie Goodwin another 10 days

With one game left on his first 10-day contract, Archie Goodwin is likely to get a second which will take him within a week of the regular season’s end, reports Michael Scott of Basketball Insiders. Brooklyn Nets will sign guard Archie Goodwin to a second 10-day contract, a league source told Basketball Insiders.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) March 24, 2017 Prior to Thursday’s game vs. the Suns, Kenny Atkinson said things were “trending positive” on keeping Goodwin. The Nets called up Goodwin, 22, from Greensboro where he played this season after being dropped by the...
Pippen Aint Easy 21 hours ago

Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Game outlook for a must-win

The Chicago Bulls welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to town on Friday. It’s another must-win game for the Bulls, who currently sit one game behind the Miami Heat for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Friday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers marks a chance for the Chicago Bulls to inch closer to their holy grail, the […] Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Game outlook for a must-win - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Raptors HQ Mar 24, 2017
Updating the Raptors’ Win Total Projections with 10 Games Left

Updating the Raptors’ Win Total Projections with 10 Games Left

Let’s take a final look at how the Raptors have been performing of late and how they might do to close out the season. This is a quick update to the attempt at a Raptors’ season win total projection outlined here. The most recent update is here. This is the last one for this season - let’s take a look at what the crucial final ten games look like, and how the team is playing heading into them. Ten games ago, the projection had the Raptors pegged for a 5.8-4.2 record in this recent stretch. In reality, the team went 6-4, in spite of Kyle Lowry missing all of those games. Here are the...

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