Rumor: Lance Stephenson was issue with Roy Hibbert, may be issue in Charlotte

Take a little of the salt that you didn’t use as a rub on your Thanksgiving Day turkey and use it here, because it sounds like someone has an axe to grind. That said… This season Roy Hibbert is back to playing like an All-Star, like one of the game’s top centers. He was an All-Star last season...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
1h

Kobe Bryant says Gary Payton, Kevin Garnett among best trash talkers he’s faced

Kobe Bryant talks a lot of… um, we’ll call it trash. Because this is a family publication. Since he entered the league 19 years ago with an unwavering air of confidence he has used that to try to get inside the heads of opponents. Or just to tell them what he was about to do to see if they could...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
7h

Tweet of the Night: Stephen Curry explains how he avoids ankle sprains in a new series called “Kick’n It”

These days, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is an unquestioned All-Star. He is one of the very few absolute must-watch players in the league, and even has the potential to win the MVP award this season with his team bulldozing through the competition in the early going. It wasn’t a...

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Chris Sheridan
SheridanHoops.com, Sportswriter
7h
Top tweets
Marc Berman , New York Post, Knicks Beat Writer
New behind-scenes documentary on Melo's free agency depicts how close he was to asking for sign-and-trade to #Bulls t.co/CyUQvWY0Zq
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
Anthony Davis: 25.4 points (2nd in NBA), 11.2 boards (7th), 3.4 blocks (1st), 2.1 steals (4th), 34.5 PER (1st) and 5.5 Wins Added (1st).
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 11h | Score: 16
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Matt Steinmetz , CSNBayArea.com, Warriors Reporter
Russell Wilson kind of like Steph Curry; Kaepernick kind of like Monta Ellis.
@SteinmetzNBA | | 8h | Score: 14
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
I know tonight was rough with no NBA games on, but there's 12 tomorrow including Mavs-Raptors, Clippers-Rockets, Kings-Spurs, Grizz-Blazers.
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 9h | Score: 12
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Kevin Negandhi , ESPN, Sports Anchor
Guys like Russell Wilson, JJ Watt and Chris Paul just get it. There are plenty of great stories out there of athletes who want to do more.
@KNegandhiESPN | | 11h | Score: 11
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WarriorsWorld.net , Sports News and Updates
Thank God for Warriors Basketball... Bay Area Football teams are awful right now
@warriorsworld | | 11h | Score: 11
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
Howard trade was great for ORL. It led to Vucevic, Harkless, Fournier, Payton, cap room (with more picks to come, possibly LA's '17 first).
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 10h | Score: 7
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
MEM-POR will be a lot of fun tomorrow. Grizz are ranked 4th in defense, 10th in offense. Blazers are ranked 3rd in offense, 6th in defense.
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 9h | Score: 6
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
Many 2014 rookies are older than Anthony Davis, like Doug McDermott, Adreian Payne, Mitch McGary, Shabazz Napier, PJ Hairston, KJ McDaniels.
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 10h | Score: 6
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Chuck Cooperstein , Dallas Mavericks, Play By Play Annoucer
In his last game here. @swish41 went for 31-13 when Mavs rallied from a 22-3 deficit at start to win 114-96
@coopmavs | | 9m | Score: 5
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ESPNBoston.com , News and Updates
Celtics host Bulls in daytime tipoff t.co/3UMpVmWXGJ
@ESPNBoston | | 16m | Score: 5
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Doug Smith , Toronto Star, Raptors Beat Reporter
#raptors blog: A Five Guys Friday remembers some of the bad ones t.co/tViTwcrQR1
@SmithRaps | | 30m | Score: 5
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ESPN.com , NBA News and Rumors
#Sixers Furkan Aldemir won't help Philadelphia and why Lavoy Allen isn't a good comparison t.co/S8zbFlO1dD
@NBARumorCentral | | 33m | Score: 5
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ESPN.com , NBA News and Rumors
#Blazers Portland last stop for Robin Lopez? t.co/Dxhn6w7bHv
@NBARumorCentral | | 36m | Score: 5
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ESPN.com , NBA News and Rumors
#Pacers A.J. Price's time with Indiana ending t.co/vu1HV4x3Xa
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Mike Prada , SB Nation, Senior Editor
Finally watched Wiz-Cavs. LeBron was great. Cavs helping off Humphries all night, killed spacing. Pierce’s 4 FT misses in 3Q killed momentum
@MikePradaSBN | | 37m | Score: 5
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Ethan Strauss , WarriorsWorld, NBA Writer
Kinda feels like the Warriors' season started tonight for the Bay Area
@SherwoodStrauss | | 7h | Score: 5
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
ORL landed much of young core (Vucevic, Harris, Fournier, Payton, Harkless) by trading vets on last year of deal (Howard, Redick, Afflalo).
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 10h | Score: 4
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Latest tweets
Chuck Cooperstein , Dallas Mavericks, Play By Play Annoucer
In his last game here. @swish41 went for 31-13 when Mavs rallied from a 22-3 deficit at start to win 114-96
@coopmavs | | 9m | Score: 5
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ESPNBoston.com , News and Updates
Celtics host Bulls in daytime tipoff t.co/3UMpVmWXGJ
@ESPNBoston | | 16m | Score: 5
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Marc Berman , New York Post, Knicks Beat Writer
New behind-scenes documentary on Melo's free agency depicts how close he was to asking for sign-and-trade to #Bulls t.co/CyUQvWY0Zq
@NYPost_Berman | | 24m | Score: 40
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Doug Smith , Toronto Star, Raptors Beat Reporter
#raptors blog: A Five Guys Friday remembers some of the bad ones t.co/tViTwcrQR1
@SmithRaps | | 30m | Score: 5
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ESPN.com , NBA News and Rumors
#Sixers Furkan Aldemir won't help Philadelphia and why Lavoy Allen isn't a good comparison t.co/S8zbFlO1dD
@NBARumorCentral | | 33m | Score: 5
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ESPN.com , NBA News and Rumors
#Blazers Portland last stop for Robin Lopez? t.co/Dxhn6w7bHv
@NBARumorCentral | | 36m | Score: 5
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ESPN.com , NBA News and Rumors
#Pacers A.J. Price's time with Indiana ending t.co/vu1HV4x3Xa
@NBARumorCentral | | 37m | Score: 5
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Mike Prada , SB Nation, Senior Editor
Finally watched Wiz-Cavs. LeBron was great. Cavs helping off Humphries all night, killed spacing. Pierce’s 4 FT misses in 3Q killed momentum
@MikePradaSBN | | 37m | Score: 5
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Chuck Swirsky , Chicago Bulls, Announcer
Good morning from Boston. Bulls- Celtics 1130AM CT pre Bulls Radio Network ESPN 1000 t.co/NnQElTetTW
@swirsk054 | | 1h | Score: 2
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Steve Perrin , ClipsNation.com, Clippers Beat Writer
Clippers-Rockets Preview: Another test on the road t.co/GGG8rlvk0t
@clippersteve | | 6h | Score: 0
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Ethan Strauss , WarriorsWorld, NBA Writer
Kinda feels like the Warriors' season started tonight for the Bay Area
@SherwoodStrauss | | 7h | Score: 5
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Matt Steinmetz , CSNBayArea.com, Warriors Reporter
Russell Wilson kind of like Steph Curry; Kaepernick kind of like Monta Ellis.
@SteinmetzNBA | | 8h | Score: 14
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Dwain Price , Star Telegram, Mavs Beat Writer
The #Raptors are the real deal. They are tied with the #Grizzlies for the best record in the NBA at 13-2. #Mavs got their hands full Friday.
@DwainPrice | | 9h | Score: 0
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Dwain Price , Star Telegram, Mavs Beat Writer
Since running all over the #Lakers last week, for whatever reasons, the #Mavs have been struggling vs. teams not at full strength. #mystery
@DwainPrice | | 9h | Score: 0
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
MEM-POR will be a lot of fun tomorrow. Grizz are ranked 4th in defense, 10th in offense. Blazers are ranked 3rd in offense, 6th in defense.
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 9h | Score: 6
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Dwain Price , Star Telegram, Mavs Beat Writer
That solid game the #Mavs put together at Washington last week? They'll need that, and then some, to win at Toronto tomorrow. #casey
@DwainPrice | | 9h | Score: 0
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
I know tonight was rough with no NBA games on, but there's 12 tomorrow including Mavs-Raptors, Clippers-Rockets, Kings-Spurs, Grizz-Blazers.
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 9h | Score: 12
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Jamal Crawford - Los Angeles Clippers
No one person is getting @MoneyLynch down. #beastmode. Russ was running the show. @RSherman_25 @Kam_Chancellor @Earl_Thomas #LOB. #gohawks!!
@JCrossover | | 9h | Score: 12
Jamal Crawford - Los Angeles Clippers
SHERMAN!!
@JCrossover | | 10h | Score: 13

NBA Rumors: Anthony Davis Expresses Love for NOLA

Check out the biggest rumors of the day in our NBA Rumor Round-Up. For more rumors and news, check out Basketball Insiders’ headlines, which are constantly being updated. Davis Expresses Love for New Orleans [Anthony] Davis will make $7 million in the final year of his rookie contract, but is elig...

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Alex Kennedy
HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
11h
  • Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets
    When you catch your homie in the other room caking hard lol http://t.co/lntYNkc9Wa
  • Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers
    #nodaysoff http://t.co/Hz9IO2Wjpk
  • Greivis Vasquez, Toronto Raptors
    I'm so thankful.. GA tiene mucho estilo.. #TeamVasquez http://t.co/7IfMqZyVis
  • Paul George, Indiana Pacers
    #Thankful!
  • James Harden, Houston Rockets
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Today I had the privilege to serve 75+ men, women and children..… http://t.co/JFU5gNPR89
  • Reggie Evans, Brooklyn Nets
    This How many Super Bowl
  • Rudy Gay, Toronto Raptors
    Yall wish my brother po21finest a happy birthday http://t.co/S3mUGjeOnJ
  • Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers
    So thankful. Happy thanksgiving everyone. Enjoy your loved ones. http://t.co/RTrwJJna5D
  • Carlos Boozer, Chicago Bulls
    Just Wanna Wish All Of You A Happy Thanksgiving!!! We All Have Soooo Much To Be Grateful For!!! Be… http://t.co/HRSnlWFpU9
  • Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers
    So much fun playing ping pong with my teammates!! It felt good to come out on top of the tournament… http://t.co/83fLuM2F5b
  • Matt Barnes, Los Angeles Clippers
    When Thanksgiving dinner is tooooo real.. ayobaby11 laid out on the front lawn.
  • Paul George, Indiana Pacers
    Thankful for the hands that are preparing my feast lol.. #HappyThanksgivingEveryone http://t.co/J8rjKV35Q8
  • Nazr Mohammed, Chicago Bulls
    A lil video from the 1st Annual Chicago Bulls Thanksgiving Day Ping Pong Tournament 2014 in Boston.… http://t.co/HWeFsB10bm
  • Martell Webster, Washington Wizards
    Happy Thanksgiving people. So Much love and things to be grateful for. http://t.co/0aPCOdr80R
  • Matt Barnes, Los Angeles Clippers
    Happy Thanksgiving to you & your loved ones!! 2days Thanksgiving is heavy on my heart cause this day… http://t.co/o1SigElnGI
  • LeBron James, Miami Heat
    No way though I don't indulge on my wife red velvet cake. Amazing!!!! Wow http://t.co/oWUpGJoRrC
  • Patty Mills, San Antonio Spurs
    Happy Thanksgiving!
  • LeBron James, Miami Heat
    The aftermath face. Asking yourself why u ate so much when u said u wouldn't stuff yourself. Now the… http://t.co/8dTvGhfkYs
  • Shawn Marion, Dallas Mavericks
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!! http://t.co/uOJm4Qq7p6
  • Omri Casspi, Houston Rockets
    Thankful. http://t.co/NIjLRtjpzU

Nick Young: ‘I Just Got To Learn To Work Off The Ball’

Veteran guard/forward Nick Young missed the first 10 games of the season due to a torn ligament in his right thumb. Young suffered the injury while trying to guard Kobe Bryant in a scrimmage at the Los Angeles Lakers practice facility. The injury proved costly with Young having to miss six weeks giv...

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LakersNation.com
Lakers News And Updates
11h
James Harden - Houston Rockets
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Today I had the privilege to serve 75+ men, women and children..… t.co/JFU5gNPR89
@JHarden13 | | 11h | Score: 14

Monty Williams wants Anthony Davis to take at least 20 shots per game

Anthony Davis is making the leap we all expected him to make, becoming a superstar and taking the NBA by storm. Pelicans coach Monty Williams wants to make sure Davis gets plenty of touches, saying he wants the Brow to take at least 20 shots per game. From the Times-Picayune‘s John Reid: ”Anthon...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
11h
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Nick Young: ‘I’m Still Trying to Find My Rhythm Out There’

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers lost another nail bitter Wednesday night when they could not overcome the best team in the Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies. Despite having chances to win the game in the final minutes, the Lakers could not make timely plays and eventually ...

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Lakers News And Updates
12h
Jamal Crawford - Los Angeles Clippers
Sherman!
@JCrossover | | 12h | Score: 8
Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and their families! Be thankful for what you have. In everything give thanks to God for all of His blessings!
@StephenCurry30 | | 13h | Score: 64

Derrick Rose confident he can start playing more regularly

The Chicago Bulls have been beset by injuries lately, not only to Derrick Rose but also to Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah. Rose exited Tuesday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets at halftime, and the official explanation was hamstring tightness, but coach Tom Thibodeau said after the game that he just decide...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
14h

Byron Scott Believes Kobe Bryant Was ‘Letting The Offense Just Work’

Coming off a tough overtime loss Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered another heartbreaking defeat Wednesday night by falling 99-93 to the Memphis Grizzlies. Kobe Bryant led the team in scoring again with 22 points and did so without taking a field goal until three minutes left in the second quar...

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Lakers News And Updates
15h

From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.

Chris Bosh
Miami Heat
15h
Jeremy Lin - Houston Rockets
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Check out some of my thoughts on this Thanksgiving blog entry! t.co/CrMKDcwn0M
@JLin7 | | 15h | Score: 7

Rose, Noah hope to play vs. Celtics

BOSTON -- Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (left hamstring tightness) and center Joakim Noah (left eye/left knee) went through all of Thursday's practice and are both hoping to play Friday afternoon against the Boston Celtics. Rose said he felt good after playing only 10 minutes in a loss to t...

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ESPN
NBA News and Updates
16h

Kings coach calls DeMarcus Cousins NBA’s best big man

DeMarcus Cousins is dominating. He’s averaging 23.5 points, 12.6 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 steals per game. If you’ve been paying attention, you should have seen this monster production coming, but that doesn’t diminish how incredible Cousins has been this season. Kings coach Michael Malone...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
16h

Popovich, Ginobili reflect on their rocky start

On a January night in Indiana more than a decade ago, 26-year-old Manu Ginobili was sitting on the floor near the end of the San Antonio Spurs bench as coach Gregg Popovich walked toward him. It was Ginobili's second season in the NBA, and the celebrated Euroleague star was still trying to find his ...

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Jon Krawczynski
Associated Press, Sportswriter
16h

Paul Pierce, Andre Miller were teammates long before Wizards

The Post Sports Live crew debates whether the Wizards could claim the Eastern Conference title after an impressive start to the season and big wins over the Cavaliers and Bucks (Post Sports Live/The Washington Post) Ben Furnace cannot take credit for what is likely the greatest draft-day steal in In...

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Sports News and Updates
17h