3:11 PM EST, Fri December 19, 2014
Boston Globe 14 hours ago
Rajon Rondo Tweets Thank You Message to Celtics Fans After Trade

Rajon Rondo Tweets Thank You Message to Celtics Fans After Trade

After being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, Rajon Rondo took to Twitter to thank Celtics fans for their years of support during his time in Boston.
Boston Herald 14 hours ago

Rajon Rondo Green no more

Rajon Rondo has lived with trade rumors ever since the demise of the 2008 Celtics championship team.But these are different times, and the Celtics have decided to move on from the last link to their last title. The team last night reached agreement with Dallas on a trade that leaves the Mavericks with...
Dallas Mavericks Blog | ESPN Dallas 4 hours ago

Mavs 'as confident as we can be' about keeping Rondo

DALLAS – Rajon Rondo will be no rental for the Dallas Mavericks after they acquired the four-time All-Star point guard in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics. The Mavs are “as confident as we can be” that they will sign Rondo to a long-term deal when his contract expires this summer, a...
Boston Herald 15 hours ago

For Rajon Rondo, good cheer... then goodbye

Departing Celtic Rajon Rondo made what was likely his last public appearance in Green yesterday, fa-la-laing with his soon-to-be former teammates at Boston Children’s Hospital.The All-Star point guard, who was traded to Dallas last night, spent the afternoon singing Christmas carols, signing autographs...
Dallas Mavericks Blog | Dallas Morning News 16 hours ago

Mavericks see major move in NBA title odds after trading for Rajon Rondo

Dec 17, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) on the court warming up before the start of the game against the Orlando Magic at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Pierce says he will play against Heat; Chris Bosh ruled out

MIAMI — Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce went through shoot-around at American Airlines Arena on Friday and said he expects to play against the Miami Heat on Friday night after sitting out the Wizards’ win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday because of a sore right big toe. “I’m going to give it a go,” […]
Washington Post 1 hour ago

Wiz Insider: Paul Pierce says he will play against Heat; Chris Bosh ruled out

MIAMI — Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce went through shoot-around at American Airlines Arena on Friday and said he expects to play against the Miami Heat on Friday night after sitting out the Wizards’ win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday because of a sore right big toe.Read full article >>
Rotoworld 2 hours ago

Paul Pierce (toe) goes through shootaround - Paul Pierce (F) Washington Wizards

Paul Pierce (sore right toe) was a full participant during shootaround, and all signs are pointing towards him being available for Friday's game vs. the Heat.
CSN Washington 14 hours ago

Is John Wall having an MVP season?

With the Wizards off to a great start and John Wall playing the best basketball of his career, should the Wizards' point guard be in the early discussion for MVP?
Washington Post 21 mins ago

DC Sports Bog: Alex Ovechkin and John Wall trade ugly sweaters in Caps-Wizards holiday video

Seasons greetings from the Capitals and the Wizards, who have produced this holiday video spectacular. You should absolutely watch it on loop all weekend.The video features Alex Ovechkin in a John Wall sweater, and John Wall in an Alex Ovechkin sweater, which is super. And there’s Marcin Gortat and...
Blazersedge 3 hours ago

How Will Robin Lopez's Injury Affect His Contract Year Performance?

Robin Lopez chose a bad time to break his hand. With his contract set to expire next summer, RoLo needs to prove his value to the Blazers and earn a big-time extension. It didn't take a rocket scientist to surmise that when Robin Lopez went down this week, suffering a broken hand during the Trail Blazers' win Monday night over the San Antonio Spurs, it would be a disruption to a team that thrives on continuity. The Blazers were humming along at 19-6 at the time, right there with the best teams in the Western Conference, but they've also struggled whenever they've had to play without a...
Blazersedge 18 mins ago

Robin Lopez's Top Simpson Shows

The Trail Blazers center takes a moment from rehab to dish on The Simpsons. Portland Trail Blazer Robin Lopez will have time on his hands as he recovers from the injury he sustained during the recent Spurs game. RollingStone.com interviewed Lopez on his favorite The Simpsons shows knowing his predilection...
Rufus on Fire 5 hours ago

Is it worth it for the Hornets to sell low on Lance Stephenson?

Lance Stephenson's trade value is currently as low as it's ever been, yet he is at the center of most trade rumors revolving around the Charlotte Hornets. Would it be a smart decision to trade him now? The Hornets signed Lance Stephenson to a very team-friendly contract this offseason, locking up the free agent to two years of relatively low-priced employment, with the team getting an option to extend that contract for another season at the same pay rate. At the time, it was seen a positive move, but not one that came without its potential issues. That said, most at the time saw the...
Net Income / NetsDaily 4 hours ago

Lance Stephenson talks on hold as offers don't impress Charlotte

ESPN reports that the Hornets have put their efforts to trade Lance Stephenson on hold. The 6'5" guard, who Charlotte signed in the summer, did not get the level of interest they anticipated.This follows a Yahoo! report yesterday that the market for Stephenson is "lean." It's well known in league circles...
CSN Washington 13 hours ago

Kevin Durant rolls ankle, leaves game

Kevin Durant left Thursday night's game with an apparent injury after appearing to roll his ankle.
Plain Dealer 1 hour ago

Mike Miller to be inserted in starting lineup against Brookyln Nets in return from concussion

Sources say forward Mike Miller will start tonight for the Cleveland Cavaliers when they host the Brooklyn Nets.
Kris Willis / Peachtree Hoops 6 hours ago

NBA Trade Rumors: Pistons asked for Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague in Greg Monroe discussions

The Detroit Pistons reportedly asked for Kyle Korver and Jeff Teague in trade discussions for Greg Monroe over this past summer. There were rumblings this past summer that the Atlanta Hawks were one of the teams snooping around Detroit Pistons restricted free agent Greg Monroe. A report by Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News (H/T ProBasketball Talk) sheds a little light on those discussions and why the Hawks ultimately pulled out. Although Monroe couldn't get a max offer sheet from another team, he did receive substantial interest - and Portland and Atlanta tried to facilitate trades...

Warriors 114, Thunder 109: Draymond Green plays big as ESPN’s Avery Johnson, Jalen Rose add ‘fuel to the fire’

OAKLAND – There’s little that Draymond Green doesn’t do. In the Warriors’ 114-109 win against Oklahoma City, he had 16 points, nine rebounds and a career-high nine assists as he was in triple-double territory. With Andrew Bogut out indefinitely, there… Continue Reading →The post Warriors 114, Thunder 109: Draymond Green plays big as ESPN’s Avery Johnson, Jalen Rose add ‘fuel to the fire’ appeared first on Inside the Warriors.
Rip City Project 19 mins ago

Trail Blazers vs. Spurs – second meeting this week

The Portland Trail Blazers are back on the road for four straight, starting tonight at 5:00 p.m. PST against the San Antonio Spurs. The teams met earlier this week in Portland where the Trail Blazers beat the Spurs 108-95. However, they lost their starting center in the process. The Spurs were on the second of […] Trail Blazers vs. Spurs – second meeting this week - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Denver Stiffs 2 hours ago

Lawson needs rest, team must give better full-game effort against Clippers

On a three game slide and just 1-7 in their last 8 games, the Nuggets will have to give a complete effort tonight if they hope to win against Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Game 26: 2014-15 NBA Season @ (18-7, 8-4 away) Series 0-0 (10-15, 6-6 home) December 19th, 2014 Pepsi Center - Denver, CO 7:00 PM MT Altitude / 950 AM Chris Paul PG Ty Lawson J.J Redick SG Arron Afflalo Matt Barnes SF Wilson Chandler Blake Griffin PF Kenneth Faried DeAndre Jordan C Timofey Mozgov Notes Clips Nation Blogs You're here! Spencer Hawes (knee,...

Game 25: Nets at Cavs

BROOKLYN NETS (10-14) at CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (14-10)Quicken Loans Arena7:30 p.m. FridayRadio: WTAM-AM 1100, WMMS-FM 100.7, La Mega-FM 97.7TV: Fox Sports Ohio1. Just like the Atlanta game, the Cavaliers must disregard their 110-88 victory over the Nets on Dec. 8. In that game, the Cavs closed out the third quarter on a 24-6 run to blow the Nets out of the gym. They can't think they are that much better than the Nets. They have to come into the game with the right frame of mind. They must play with a sense of urgency.2. The Cavs have three of their last four games. I suspect they'll come out...
Bullets Forever 2 hours ago

Wizards vs Heat: A Friday night showdown in South Beach

On Friday, December 19, the Washington Wizards will try to extend their winning streak to six games as they face the Miami Heat. [Ed. Note: Kelly Cohen is a great writer. Unfortunately, she is also a Heat fan for reasons we don't quite understand. Here is her perspective on tonight's game. -Jake] It's a switcheroo that many NBA fans are still getting used to: the Washington Wizards are better than the Miami Heat. The latter are looking for revenge down in South Beach on Friday night, as the winners of nine of their last 10 take on a team that has lost seven of their last 10. In the first...

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Legends Latest: Congruency continues

Each week, ESPNDallas.com will take a look at the Texas Legends, the D-League affiliate for the Dallas Mavericks, to see how the two teams are working hand in hand. It was established prior to the start of their season that the Texas Legends were being built in the likeness of the Dallas Mavericks. There was talk of Petri dishes and other forms of experimentation. When you look at the D-League, it’s the perfect stage to test things out. While there isn’t a Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, Tyson Chandler or Chandler Parsons to be found on the Legends’ roster, they’re operating on the...
Orlando Sentinel 3 hours ago

Starting tonight, the Magic need to improve their energy on defense

After a terrible performance on defense on Wednesday in Boston, the Magic have to improve on that end of the court against the Jazz tonight.After a terrible performance on defense on Wednesday in Boston, the Magic have to improve on that end of the court against the Jazz tonight.

Game No. 27 preview: Portland (20-6) at Spurs (17-9)

The Spurs are flirting with a three-game losing streak as we wait to see who's available for tonight's game against Portland after their draining triple-OT loss to Memphis on Wednesday.

Ask the Trail Blazers: Thomas Robinson

If you have a question for Thomas Robinson, now's your chance to get the answer.

W2W4: C's vs. Wolves (Game 24 of 82)

The Boston Celtics (9-14, 6-8 home) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (5-19, 2-9 away) on Friday night at TD Garden (7:30 p.m., CSN). Here's what to watch for: • Post-trade fallout: Celtics coach Brad Stevens talked Thursday about the difficulty in getting his team to focus even as trade rumors swirled around his team. Now Stevens must figure out how to keep his team on task in the aftermath of Thursday's trade, even when all the talk is likely to focus on a player that's no longer here in Rajon Rondo.

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