4:58 PM EST, Fri February 24, 2017
Inquisitr 7 hours ago
Lakers Building Toward Improvement After NBA Trade Deadline [Opinion]

Lakers Building Toward Improvement After NBA Trade Deadline [Opinion]

The Los Angeles Lakers made a couple NBA trade deadline deals that left them without their leading scorer and top bench player in Lou Williams, but added players like Tyler Ennis and Corey Brewer, plus a first-round pick this June. The Lakers also fired general manager Mitch Kupcheck, though they hired Magic Johnson as their President of Basketball Operations this week, hopefully a sign of better times to come for the Lakers. With Johnson in charge of basketball operations, his first move with the Lakers was to trade with the Houston Rockets by dealing Williams for Brewer and a first-round...
The Dream Shake 4 hours ago

Moreyball: Houston’s 2017 draft pick was worthless

A late first-round pick is likely worse than a second round pick to Daryl Morey. OK, maybe worthless is a dramatic overstatement. Let’s go with overvalued, inefficient or not Moreyball... is that a thing, not Moreyball? It is now. Houston’s 2017 first-round pick was crucial to completing the Rockets-Lakers...
FOX Sports 1 hour ago
Draymond Green taunts Clippers' Paul Pierce over 'farewell tour'

Draymond Green taunts Clippers' Paul Pierce over 'farewell tour'

Warriors' Draymond Green taunted Clippers' Paul Pierce about his impending retirement.
Sun Herald 3 hours ago

Warriors' Green taunts Paul Pierce over 'farewell tour'

Warriors forward Draymond Green has been caught on microphone taunting the Clippers' Paul Pierce about his impending retirement. Pierce is in his 19th NBA season and said in September this …
Raptors HQ 5 hours ago
Trade Deadline Roundup: Raptors gear up, Celtics stand pat

Trade Deadline Roundup: Raptors gear up, Celtics stand pat

The P.J. Tucker acquisition looms large as the Raptors’ East competition largely stands pat. Thursday’s trade deadline ended up being less zany than we expected. From a Raptors’ perspective, though, there’s every reason to come away satisfied. Toronto satiated their need for a backup wing to replace Terrence Ross, and got a stout defensive one in P.J. Tucker. That they only had to give up two second round picks and Jared Sullinger — who was not likely to play with the Raptors anyway — is another fantastic maneuver by Masai Ujiri. What about the other teams in the Eastern...
Raptors HQ 1 hour ago

Salary Cap Update: Absorbing the P.J. Tucker Trade

The Raptors look like they have a rock solid rotation after the trade deadline. But what about next year? The Raptors traded for P.J. Tucker, rounding out their rotation for their upcoming playoff run, and gave up little in return. Let’s consider the short term and long term implications of the deal. The...
Golden State Of Mind 1 hour ago
Are we headed towards a repeat of last season with Draymond Green?

Are we headed towards a repeat of last season with Draymond Green?

How do the Warriors let Draymond be Draymond without jeopardizing his future in the playoffs? OAKLAND, Calif. — The stage was all set for the Warriors to have a historic third quarter against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers last night at Oracle. The sold out crowd was quiet by halftime, having just witnessed the Chris Paul-less Clips outscore the Dubs 37-18 in the second quarter alone. Golden State needed a spark, like a thunderous Kevin Durant dunk or a deep back-breaking Steph Curry trey-ball. Hell, at this point even a Draymond Green technical would get the job done. Head coach...
Los Angeles Times 4 hours ago

Five takeaways from the Clippers' latest lopsided defeat to Golden State

The lens through which Austin Rivers viewed yet another lopsided Clippers defeat to the Golden State Warriors was perplexing. “The other games they just beat us. I thought tonight we beat ourselves,” Rivers said late Thursday night after the Clippers were soundly beaten by the Warriors, 123-113...
Boston Herald 15 hours ago
Cauley-Stein scores 29, Kings beat Nuggets 116-100

Cauley-Stein scores 29, Kings beat Nuggets 116-100

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Willie Cauley-Stein had a career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings, playing for the first time since trading DeMarcus Cousins, beat the Denver Nuggets 116-100 on Thursday night.The Kings made a blockbuster deal Sunday, trading the all-Star Cousins to New Orleans. The controversial, often petulant star spent seven seasons with the Kings, who havent had a winning record or made the playoffs since 2005-06.Newcomers Buddy Hield scored 16 points and Tyreke Evans had 15 for the Kings, Darren Collison had 15 points and 10 assists. Seldom-used rookie...
Clippers' Doc Rivers wants NBA to move trade deadline

Clippers' Doc Rivers wants NBA to move trade deadline

OAKLAND – Doc Rivers talked about making changes shortly before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, but not to his roster. To the deadline itself. The Clippers were not expected to be very active Thursday, and indeed did not make any changes to their...
Sactown Royalty 5 hours ago
Winning is OK

Winning is OK

Don’t be afraid to enjoy victories because you’re worried about draft picks. The Sacramento Kings are in a bizarre position following their 116-100 blowout win vs. the Denver Nuggets last night. Yes, insert every one game sample size caveat here. I think we can all be responsible people and have a good conversation under the knowledge that this is all extremely early. The Kings were awesome last night. They didn’t just beat the Nuggets, (an average team at best) they destroyed them. The Kings looked like the better team for nearly 48 minutes. So what now? I don’t expect the Kings...
Pippen Aint Easy 4 hours ago
Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns Outlook: Two (Now) Very Bad Teams

Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns Outlook: Two (Now) Very Bad Teams

After trading Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson for something of unequal value, the Chicago Bulls will face off against the Phoenix Suns in the United Center Friday night. Well, if it wasn’t official throughout the entire season, it certainly is now: the Bulls won’t win unless Jimmy Butler carries them. Sure, it was like that […] Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns Outlook: Two (Now) Very Bad Teams - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Thunderous Intentions 2 hours ago
Gameday: The Oklahoma City Thunder vs The LA Lakers

Gameday: The Oklahoma City Thunder vs The LA Lakers

The aftermath of yesterday’s events has the OKC Thunder with new light. Tonight is our first opportunity to see that light. Yesterday, the Oklahoma City Thunder became the talk of the NBA. They did so by sending three players to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott. The three players sent […] Gameday: The Oklahoma City Thunder vs The LA Lakers - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pounding The Rock 13 hours ago
Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers

The Spurs cap off their Rodeo Road Trip with games against both LA teams. First up: the Clippers. The All-Star break is over, trading season is behind us, and suddenly we’re just 50 days or so away from the start of the playoffs. And maybe more exciting for the two teams playing tonight: veteran starters on both sides are expected to return from injury this week. For San Antonio, it’s Pau Gasol, who injured his hand while warming up before a Nuggets game in mid-January. INJURY REPORT - Pau Gasol (fracture, left fourth metacarpal) is probable for tomorrow night’s Spurs-Clippers...

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FOX Sports 3 hours ago
Golden State Warriors' Future Doesn't Include Andrew Bogut

Golden State Warriors' Future Doesn't Include Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut is on the verge of a potential buyout. Could a return to the Golden State Warriors help bolster their front line?On Thursday, the Dallas Mavericks traded Andrew Bogut to the Philadelphia 76ers along with Justin Anderson and a 2017 conditional first-round pick for Nerlens Noel.Acco...
Orange County Register 3 hours ago
Lakers podcast: Magic's first trade deadline analyzed

Lakers podcast: Magic's first trade deadline analyzed

Nearly 40 years ago, Magic Johnson was given the reigns of the Los Angeles Lakers at the team's point guard. The franchise once again has handed him the reigns, only this time as President of Basketball Operations as he attempts to restore the Lakers...
CSN Bay Area 4 hours ago

Reports: Warriors can reacquire Andrew Bogut, but reunion not likely

The Warriors can reportedly bring back Andrew Bogut this season after all.The league reviewed the rules and Golden State is eligible to sign Bogut,
CSN Bay Area 5 hours ago

Cauley-Stein not only Kings player to thrive in first game without Cousins

SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings fell behind by eight at the 6:23 mark of the first quarter and the tension inside of Golden 1 Center
Arizona Republic 5 hours ago
NBA trade deadline grades: How did Phoenix Suns fare?

NBA trade deadline grades: How did Phoenix Suns fare?

We've already taken a look at your reaction to the Phoenix Suns' moves at the NBA trade deadline.         

Pacific Player News

  • 11 Paul Pierce

    Paul Pierce

    Draymond Green taunts Clippers' Paul Pierce over 'farewell tour'

  • 9 Stephen Curry

    Stephen Curry

    Big 3rd quarter carries Warriors to win over Clippers

  • 9 Draymond Green

    Draymond Green

    Draymond Green taunts Clippers' Paul Pierce over 'farewell tour'

  • 6 Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant (hand) turns in another big game for the Warriors

  • 4 Willie Cauley-Stein

    Willie Cauley-Stein

    Cauley-Stein shines in first game post Cousins

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