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Ten NBA things I like and don’t like, including the supercharged Celtics

[ad_1] The fourth Friday brings a fresh batch of 10 things:1. The 9-1 Celtics, on a stringBoston has slid to 11th in points allowed per possession, and it was reasonable to expect slippage with Gordon Hayward out (and Enes Kanter back). Boston's bench is wobbly, and its core lineups ask a lot of an undersized point guard in Kemba Walker and a patchwork of backup center types.But those core lineups
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Lakers’ Avery Bradley has hairline fracture in right leg

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley has a hairline fracture in his right leg, the team announced Friday.He will be reevaluated in one to two weeks, according to the Lakers.Bradley injured his leg during a collision with Dejounte Murray of the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 3. After missing one game -- the Lakers' comeback victory in Chicago -- he returned to the lineup and played
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Warriors’ Draymond Green won’t let Flamin’ Hot Cheetos cool him down

[ad_1] In this edition of Hang Time, Draymond Green muses on the state of being, well, Draymond Green. "That's terrible -- posture, form, effort, all of it. Terrible."Draymond Green's assessment of my lat pulls, or whatever it is he has me doing with these dumb weights as he guides me through his dumb workout, was spot-on. I can admit, working out is not my thing. It's his thing. Shoot, it's
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Mike Conley’s quest for technical perfection

[ad_1] David Fizdale is about to go viral.Sitting at the podium after the Memphis Grizzlies' 96-82 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of the opening round of the 2017 playoffs, the then-Grizzlies' head coach begins in a calm tone."It's unfortunate that I got a guy like Mike Conley, who in his whole career has zero technical fouls and just cannot seem to get the proper respect from
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Paul George is here, and the Clippers have shown that he is necessary

[ad_1] NEW ORLEANS -- Cold outside air poured through the loading dock a couple of hundred feet from tunnels leading out to the floor, coating the lower bowl at Smoothie King Center on Thursday with a chilled draft. For the first time this season, Paul George took the court for a pregame warm-up and the first thing he needed to do was exactly that -- warm up.He picked up two
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Paul George makes long-awaited Clippers debut, nets 33 in loss

[ad_1] 7:18 PM ETAndrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS -- Paul George finished with 33 points and nine rebounds in his first game of the 2019-20 NBA season -- his first in an LA Clippers uniform.A pretty good start to the season, right?"I thought I was terrible," George said following a 132-127 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. "I got a lot to get back to just from my performance on defense.
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The long-awaited reaction to Carmelo Anthony’s return to the NBA

[ad_1] On Thursday night, the Portland Trail Blazers agreed to a deal with Carmelo Anthony, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Anthony last played for the Houston Rockets on Nov. 8, 2018 before parting ways.The No. 3 pick of the 2003 NBA draft and Most Outstanding Player of the 2003 Final Four, Anthony has worn both 15 (Syracuse, Denver Nuggets) and 7 (New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets) during
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Sources — Blazers signing Carmelo Anthony to non-guaranteed deal

[ad_1] Carmelo Anthony, who has been out of the NBA for over a year, will sign a non-guaranteed deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources told ESPN.The Blazers have tried at different times in the past to add Anthony and made an attempt to acquire him when he was with the Knicks.Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey and Anthony's agent, Leon Rose of CAA Sports, had stayed in
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Source — Trail Blazers signing Carmelo Anthony to non-guaranteed contract

[ad_1] Carmelo Anthony is signing a non-guaranteed deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, a source told ESPN.The Blazers have tried at different times in the past to add Anthony and made an attempt to acquire him when he was with the Knicks.Portland is lagging at the bottom of the West standings with a 4-8 record, having lost its last two games.Anthony, 35, will join the Blazers on their upcoming six-game