The New Orleans Pelicans attempted to upgrade their roster while chasing after the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. One way they did so, per ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe, was by inquiring about Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard’s availability on the trade market. In the days that followed, Atlanta and New Orleans had exploratory talks about possible Howard trades before the Hawks pulled everyone off the market, according to several league sources,” Lowe writes.
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Robinson is looking to make a comeback, and the Cavaliers could use a back-up point guard. Robinson, an 11-year NBA vet, last tried out for the Philadelphia 76ers, who opted to sign Westchester Knicks guard Chasson Randle to a 10-day contract instead. “Because I know I can help a team.
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Mo Williams was a part of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA title team. The Atlanta Hawks are trading guard Mo Williams to the Denver Nuggets, clearing the way to sign Gary Neal to a 10-day contract, league sources told The Vertical. Atlanta will send Williams and cash to the Nuggets, who’ll waive Williams, league sources said.
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Dallas forward Wesley Matthews drained the go-ahead three-pointer with 11.8 seconds remaining on Tuesday as the Mavericks spoiled Chicago guard Dwyane Wade's 35th birthday with a 99-98 NBA victory over the Bulls. Wade missed at the buzzer and the Bulls fell to the Mavericks for the second time this season -- after absorbing a 25-point defeat last month in Dallas. Harrison Barnes scored 20 points, Seth Curry had 18 and JJ Barea added 12 for the Mavericks, who notched their third straight win.
Kawhi Leonard starred in the NBA on Tuesday as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-114.
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Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 29 as the San Antonio Spurs shrugged off a ragged first three quarters and rolled to a 122-114 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday at the AT&T Center. Leonard's rebound and rush down the court for a dunk over two Minnesota defenders with 7:36 to play highlighted a 20-2 run for San Antonio that turned a 90-83 deficit into a 103-92 lead. Leonard has 12 games of 30 or more points this season and has reached that mark in four consecutive contests.
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, the team announced on Tuesday. Paul, who will undergo the operation on Wednesday, was hurt during the first half of the Clippers' win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. The Clippers (29-14) have been hit hard by injuries this season and are awaiting the return of All Star forward Blake Griffin, who has missed the last 15 games with a knee injury.
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Carmelo Anthony insists he remains loyal to the New York Knicks, even if the organization is no longer extending the same courtesy. The nine-time All-Star said Sunday he hasn't considered waiving his no-trade clause despite rumblings that Knicks president Phil Jackson may be ready to move on from the former NBA scoring champion. - - Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi is expected to be sidelined as long as two weeks with an injured right calf, the team announced.
New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek says he's willing to "look at everything" in a bid to find a winning formula, but Knicks watchers were looking beyond lineup changes Tuesday in a bid to parse the future of the NBA franchise. A meeting between veteran star Carmelo Anthony and team president Phil Jackson was described variously in US media reports as "contentious" and "calm and business-like" with the New York Daily News reporting that Anthony told Jackson he wants to stay in New York.
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By Jahmal Corner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Russell Westbrook is either on the verge of history or overkill this NBA season while on pace for one of the league's most baffling statistical efforts. Soaring, scowling and prowling the court, Oklahoma City's one-man show has become basketball's most captivating storyline as he is seemingly everywhere at once, compiling numbers like an accountant. Through the first half of the 2016-17 campaign, Westbrook is threatening to join Oscar Robertson as the only player average a triple-double for an entire season.
It’s no secret that Rajon Rondo’s stint with the Bulls isn’t turning out like he expected. “I hate to keep talking about last year -- but you couldn’t name three people on my team, the Sacramento Kings, and I led the league in assists,” Rondo told NBA.com’s David Aldridge. This warranted an oh so smart response from Seth Curry, who was on the Kings last season.
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By Jahmal Corner LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Russell Westbrook is either on the verge of history or overkill this NBA season while on pace for one of the league's most baffling statistical efforts. Soaring, scowling and prowling the court, Oklahoma City's one-man show has become basketball's most captivating storyline as he is seemingly everywhere at once, compiling numbers like an accountant. Through the first half of the 2016-17 campaign, Westbrook is threatening to join Oscar Robertson as the only player average a triple-double for an entire season.