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Discussion: Can the Celtics win the championship?

Photo by Andy Lyons/ How confident are you in another banner being raised? The Celtics are finally in Orlando preparing to restart their season and take a shot at the Championship. That’s what all this is about after all right? (Nope, it is about the money but we’ll play along for fun.) I know it has been several months since we’ve had games to use as a reference point. In fact, this has been more like an offseason than a pause to the season. Players with creaky knees and nagging injuries are fresh(ish) and ready to go. Once the playoffs start, the Celtics will have one of the...

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3 bold predictions for Jamal Crawford with the Nets in the NBA restart

Jamal Crawford is officially back in the NBA. After being without a team throughout the past year, the Brooklyn Nets reached out and signed the 19-year veteran to a deal. The Nets are absolutely depleted with injuries, with stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant sitting out the return. But on top of them, DeAndre Jordan, […] The post 3 bold predictions for Jamal Crawford with the Nets in the NBA restart appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Luol Deng rips former Bulls GM Gar Forman

In an interview with Carol Tshabalala, former Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng went off on ex-Chicago general manager Gar Forman. Forman chose to trade Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2013-14 season after Derrick Rose suffered his second major knee injury. This came after Deng and head coach Tom Thibodeau told Forman that […] The post Luol Deng rips former Bulls GM Gar Forman appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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5 NBA players who will benefit the most from stars sitting out in Orlando

The NBA’s scheduled restart is fast approaching. But as we draw closer and closer to the date, the list of players who will be sitting out is growing by the minute. We already had a few big-name stars who weren’t going to be playing due to injury in Brooklyn Nets players Kyrie Irving and Kevin […] The post 5 NBA players who will benefit the most from stars sitting out in Orlando appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Jazz have had zero new positive COVID-19 results since league-mandated testing began

Between the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that put the NBA season on hold, the tragic events that sparked the social justice movements taking place around the country, the Donovan Mitchell-Rudy Gobert blow-up, and the season-ending surgery to high-scoring forward Bojan Bogdanovic, one could conclude that the Utah Jazz’s 2019-20 season is a misery best soon forgotten.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

ASK IRA: Can Disney cure what ails Heat, NBA?

Will the injury factor be limiting to the Heat, NBA amid resumption?

Blazer's Edge

Breaking Down the Blazers’ Roster Ahead of Restart

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Portland will notably be without Trevor Ariza, but they are set to gain two very big reinforcements, too. The Portland Trail Blazers will depart for the NBA’s Orlando restart with a slightly different roster from March, when play was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Portland has weathered numerous roster shakeups this season as the team dealt with injuries to key starters and trades. Now, the Blazers will need to not only make up for the loss of Trevor Ariza, but also rework Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins into the lineup. Let’s walk through...

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Phoenix Suns won't face NBA's second-leading scorer Bradley Beal in restart opener

With Washington's Bradley Beal sitting out due to a shoulder injury, Phoenix won't face the NBA's second-leading scorer July 31 when play resumes.        

Valley of the Suns

Which Phoenix Suns player will bring the “it” factor to Disney?

With Kelly Oubre Jr. being out (uncertain?), who is most likely to step in and fill the swagger role for the Phoenix Suns? Kelly Oubre Jr. ruled himself out for the season, but according to GM James Jones, he might have a shot at returning to the lineup. Based off of the Suns’ injury history […] Which Phoenix Suns player will bring the “it” factor to Disney? - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Golden Gate Sports

Warriors: 3 affordable centers to target in free agency

The Golden State Warriors could target these three affordable centers in free agency. Not being invited to the NBA’s restart later this month, the Golden State Warriors find themselves with a long offseason ahead. After an injury-plagued 2019-20 campaign, the 15-50 Warriors will face several questions between now and next season — none potentially more […] Warriors: 3 affordable centers to target in free agency - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

Washington Post

Bradley Beal won’t play in NBA restart because of shoulder injury

The Wizards announced Tuesday that Beal is dealing with a right rotator cuff injury.

ClutchPoints

Wizards news: Bradley Beal will not play in restart due to shoulder injury

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal will not participate in the restart of the 2019-20 season in Orlando due to an injury to his right rotator cuff, the team announced on Tuesday. More to come. Stay tuned to ClutchPoints. Follow ClutchPoints on Twitter & Instagram, and like us on Facebook. We can also be found on Flipboard where you […] The post Wizards news: Bradley Beal will not play in restart due to shoulder injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NetsDaily

For Rodions Kurucs and Dzanan Musa, Orlando’s an opportunity to prove they belong

Photo by Mike Stobe/ On the heels of a four month league-wide shutdown, the Nets are set to depart for the Orlando bubble on Tuesday with their active roster looking a whole lot different than they expected. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are rehabbing injuries, Nic Claxton recently underwent surgery, DeAndre Jordan tested positive for COVID-19, and Wilson Chandler opted out for family health and social justice reasons. In addition, Spencer Dinwiddie’s status remains in question as he’s battling symptoms of the virus that has taken the lives of so many. The Nets roster is depleted —...

Valley of the Suns

So….Kelly Oubre could return to play for the Phoenix Suns?

After some words from the Phoenix Suns GM, maybe we should never say never? A few weeks ago, devasting news hit Phoenix Suns fans when it was announced that Kelly Oubre Jr. would not be returning for the rest of the season following arthroscopic surgery to a torn meniscus in his right knee.  For the […] So….Kelly Oubre could return to play for the Phoenix Suns? - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blazer's Edge

Beal, Dinwiddie Will Not Play in NBA Restart

Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Bradley Beal and Spencer Dinwiddie joined the list of players that will not play in the NBA’s restart in Orlando. Wizards star Bradley Beal and Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie became the latest players to announce that they will not be a part of the NBA’s Orlando-based restart. On Tuesday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania delivered the news regarding both players. Citing a shoulder injury, Beal has opted out of the restart. Wizards star Bradley Beal will not play in restarted NBA season due to shoulder injury.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July...

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: Seth Curry is ready to hit the ground running in Orlando

Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry is ready to have a fast start in Orlando The Dallas Mavericks were dealing with some injuries at the time the NBA suspended play. When healthy, they produced some incredible numbers, though. No player was shooting better than Seth Curry. In the 28 games he played since the calendar flipped to […] Dallas Mavericks: Seth Curry is ready to hit the ground running in Orlando - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Ranking the NBA players sitting out the league’s restart

22 NBA teams are headed to Orlando for the league’s restart of the 2019-20 season, beginning July 30. However, not all players will be attending the conclusion of the season. Some have opted out regarding lingering concerns with the coronavirus, while others are sitting out due to injury. Let’s review which players are sitting out […] The post Ranking the NBA players sitting out the league’s restart appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Draymond Green will be an All-NBA performer this season - Jalen Rose | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby react to Steve Kerr's comments about the Golden State Warriors in the 2019-20 NBA season, with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and D'Angelo Russell leading the way with Klay Thompson recovering from an ACL injury and Kevin Durant

Kobe explains why Kawhi chose the Clippers over the Lakers, gives KD injury advice | NBA Interview

Kobe Bryant analyzes Team USA's early exit in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, why Kawhi Leonard chose to sign with the LA Clippers instead of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019 NBA free agency and gives Kevin Durant advice on his rehabilitating Achilles t

Draymond Green is the key to the Warriors this season - Paul Pierce | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan and Paul Pierce discuss how the Golden State Warriors will fare during the 2019-20 NBA season during Klay Thompson's injury absence, with Pierce saying Draymond Green will be key. #TheJump #NBA #Sports ✔