2:48 PM ET Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell is out at least two weeks with a sprained right thumb. The Warriors announced that an MRI performed on Russell’s right thumb after Friday night’s loss to the Boston Celtics game confirmed the sprain. He will not travel with the Warriors on their upcoming four-game road
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1:14 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors shooting guard D’Angelo Russell sprained his right thumb during the third quarter of Friday night’s 105-100 loss to the Boston Celtics and didn’t return. X-rays on Russell’s thumb were negative. He was expected to have an MRI on the thumb after the game, and an update
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*Small sample size That’s always the disclaimer we media folk have to include when we take offer opinions or analysis early on in the season. The reason is justifiable. A lot can change between now and when the season comes down the homestretch that we can’t say that the success or lack thereof surrounding either
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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – NOVEMBER 08: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves dribbles the ball against the Golden State Warriors during the game at Target Center on November 8, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms
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6:45 PM ET Carmelo Anthony isn’t expected to make his Portland Trail Blazers debut until Tuesday’s game at New Orleans at the earliest, league sources tell ESPN. Anthony, 35, has to complete a physical with the Blazers before the one-year, non-guaranteed contract is finalized — and that could some as soon as Saturday, league sources
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After rolling the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden to the tune of a 108-87 final score, it wasn’t the Cleveland Cavaliers who received praise. Instead, local and national pundits destroyed the defeated franchise that got blown out on its home floor by a “hapless” rebuilding team. Of course, when you play in such
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7:18 PM ET Andrew 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
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After months of speculation about whether Carmelo Anthony would get a chance to prove himself one last time, we now know the Portland Trail Blazers have signed him to a non-guaranteed contract. One of the biggest stars in basketball is returning to the NBA. Carmelo Anthony was once one of the best scorers in the
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7:18 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN NEW ORLEANS – Paul George will officially make his Los Angeles Clippers’ debut Thursday against the New Orleans Pelicans. Coach Doc Rivers confirmed pregame that George, who has missed the team’s first 11 games as he recovered from offseason shoulder surgery, will suit up and play. “He’s had two practices
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12:51 AM ET HOUSTON — Notorious pest Patrick Beverley‘s reputation as an elite defender isn’t accurate, according to Russell Westbrook, who cited James Harden‘s 47-point performance in the Houston Rockets‘ 102-93 win Wednesday over the LA Clippers as proof. “Pat Bev trick y’all, man, like he playing defense,” Westbrook said. “He don’t guard nobody, man.
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7:08 PM ET HOUSTON — Kawhi Leonard will play against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday in the first of a back-to-back set while Paul George is expected to make his LA Clippers debut on Thursday at New Orleans. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers ruled George out before the game against the Rockets but said that
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A couple weeks ago, Basketball Insiders started a series looking over who were some of the biggest surprises so far in this young NBA season. This week, we’re changing it up a bit by taking a look at some of the biggest disappointments. To start this off, we’re looking at the Northwest Division. It’s funny
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5:36 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors guard Damion Lee suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand during Monday night’s loss to the Utah Jazz, the team announced Tuesday after an MRI revealed the fracture. Lee, who is on a two-way contract with the Warriors for the second
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