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American Basketball News for 24 Feb 2018

Lonzo Ball had a solid performance in his return from injury, contributing nine points, seven rebounds and six assists in the Lakers' win over the Mavericks on Friday.
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Five takeaways from the Heat's 124-123 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, which was Miami's third consecutive defeat and eighth in its past nine games. 1. Despite …
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Sean Miller Among ThoseAn FBI wiretap captured a conversation showing Arizona head coach Sean Miller was aware of a $100,000 payment to bring five-star recruit DeAndre Ayton to the Wildcats, according to a report from ESPN.... The conversation was between Miller and Christian Dawkins, who ESPN describes as “a runner working for ASM Sports agent Andy Miller.” During […] The post Sean Miller Among Those Implicated In Latest College Basketball FBI Scandal Report appeared first on SLAMonline.
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Jimmy Butler leavesButler left the game against the Rockets with an apparent injury to his right knee.
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Jimmy Butler Says He WouldLou Williams called out Jimmy Butler for sitting out the All-Star Game earlier this week, and Butler fired back Friday with a response. According to ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth, he’s willing to play... Williams 1-on-1 for $100,000 -- the same amount Team LeBron earned for winning the game. Hubbarth explains: Jimmy Butler told @CassidyHubbarth that he’ll […] The post Jimmy Butler Says He Would Play Lou Williams For $100K appeared first on SLAMonline.
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Kevin Durant Invests $10Warriors superstar Kevin Durant has partnered with public schools in his hometown of Prince George’s County, Maryland on a 10-year program called College Track, established more than 20 years ago... with the mission of helping disadvantaged kids attend college. According to The Washington Post‘s Thomas Heath, Durant’s $10 million investment will “seed construction and operating […] The post Kevin Durant Invests $10 Million To Help Disadvantaged Kids Go To College appeared first on SLAMonline.
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Nuggets Coach Michael Malone:After the Nuggets beat the Spurs, 122-119, on Friday night, coach Michael Malone had high praise for forward Nikola Jokic, telling reporters that the 23-year-old “should be in the MVP... conversation.” The Joker posted his third consecutive triple-double (28 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists) in the victory. Malone also complained that Jokic and the rest […] The post Nuggets Coach Michael Malone: Nikola Jokic ‘Should Be In MVP Conversation’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
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San Antonio lost in Denver on both sides of the All-Star break. In between, the team has had to come to the reality that it can't count on Kawhi Leonard's return.
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Post Up: 45 AD

SLAMonline - 24 Feb 2018 08:11
Post Up: 45 ADPelicans 124 (32-26), Heat 123 (30-29) OT Jrue Holiday‘s basket with seven seconds left lifted the Pelicans in an overtime thriller. Anthony Davis was the unquestioned star of the game, scoring 45... points and grabbing 17 rebounds. Davis has now scored 40-or-more points three times in his last five games. He also did this to Dwyane […] The post Post Up: 45 AD appeared first on SLAMonline.
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Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari did not play Friday night against the Suns due to a bruised right hand and will have more tests on the injury when the team returns to Los Angeles on Saturday.
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NEW ORLEANS - The Heat is playing close games at a record pace lately. But it desperately needs to find a way to start winning them if it's to keep …
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Lonzo Ball on college hoops:It's an opinion his head coach shares.
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How the NBA Will InvestigateExamining some of the biggest questions surrounding the investigation into the Dallas Mavericks and analyzing how it will affect Mark Cuban and the rest of the NBA going forward.
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Ricky Rubio returning to action for Jazz

InsideHoops - 24 Feb 2018 02:07
The Jazz are red-hot and about to get point guard Ricky Rubio back in action. Here’s the Deseret News with the latest: As the Utah Jazz look to continue their hot streak after the All-Star break, a... familiar face will return to the lineup. After missing the last three games with left hip soreness, point guard Ricky
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Wizards sign Ramon Sessions to 10-day contract

InsideHoops - 24 Feb 2018 01:57
The Washington Wizards today signed guard Ramon Sessions to a 10-day contract. "We're very familiar with Ramon," said Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld. "He's a veteran who can play both guard... positions and will add depth to our backcourt." Sessions returns to the Wizards after playing one-and-a-half seasons in Washington (2015 and 2015-16), appearing in 110 games
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On the Hornets front office job opening

InsideHoops - 24 Feb 2018 01:46
The Hornets need a new GM. Perks include a roster that definitely still needs to make changes in the coming seasons for the team to become seriously competitive, and the chance to hang with team owner... Michael Jordan once in a while. Here’s theCharlotte Observer with the latest: While former Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch
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Miami Heat players began wearing the patches on their uniforms Friday night they plan to wear the rest of this season to honor the 17 students and teachers who lost …
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The Utah Jazz submitted today a formal bid to the NBA to host the 2022 or 2023 NBA All-Star Game. Civic and community partners in the bid include the State of Utah, Salt Lake City and County, Utah... Sports Commission, Utah Office of Tourism and Visit Salt Lake. With a "Game Elevated" theme emphasizing guest experience,
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