Sunday, December 27, 2015

NBA Update

Blake Griffin Has Partially Torn Quad, Out At Least Two Weeks

Spurs fell to 4-6 on Xmas after losing 3 straight on the holiday.

Multimillionaire Jim Goetz's wife Alicia Goetz was caught red-handed making fun of LeBron James during Friday's game against the Cavaliers

Manu Ginobili ' s parents were victims of a home invasion in Argentina.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve News and Rumors

Kawhi Leonard now has over 500 career steals.

He also passed Bruce Bowen for 13th in Spurs history.

Since Tim Duncan's rookie Season (97-98), the Spurs have 44 different 6 game winnings streaks. They also only have 1 6 game losing streak in that time.

Chicago Bulls are open to trading Taj Gibson or Joakim Noah for a Wing.

Joakim Noah will be out 2 weeks with an injury

Washington Wizards waive Center Ryan Hollins, in order to call up and sign Austin Spur, Jarell Eddie

Sixers have traded 2 future draft picks to New Orleans, in exchange for Pelican ' s guard Ish Smith.

Spurs lead the NBA in Defensive efficiency (92.8). Only 3 teams in the last 20 season have a defensive efficiency below 93 points per 100 possessions (03-04 Spurs 91.6, 98-99 Spurs 92.1, 03-04 Pistons 92.5)

Bucks coach Jason Kidd is out indefinitely following his Hip Surgery

Damian Lillard aggravates Plantar Fasciitis Injury

NBA attaches brand and players to campaign against gun violence. Ads will run on Christmas day.

Suns have suspended Markieff Morris for 2 games for throwing a towel at head coach Jeff Hornacek.

Spurs have a +408 point differential through 30 games. 2nd largest points diff through 30 games, in NBA History. (#1 71-72 Bucks +435)

Top 5 in Point Differential
1. Spurs +13.6 PPG
2. Warriors +13.5 PPG
3. Thunder +8.8 PPG
4. Cavs +6.3 PPG
5. Celtics +4.2 PPG

Top 5 in Net rating
1. Warriors +15.2 PP/100
2. Spurs +14.3
3. Thunder +9.7
4. Cavs +6.1
5. Heat +4.1

Saturday, December 19, 2015

News/Rumors 12/19

Paul George has been fined $35K for that post-game interview last night where he criticized the officiating & said a bad word

Kyrie Irving To Make Season Debut Sunday Against 76ers

Cavaliers' Mo Williams: Will sit out again Sunday

Sixers officially announce team has agreed to terms with Mike D'Antoni to become Associate Head Coach

The NBA plans to suspend Houston guard Ty Lawson for two games as a result of 2014 DUI charges. Houston is supposedly shopping Lawson around.

Free agent Carlos Boozer has met with the Milwaukee Bucks' front office this week about a potential deal

The Cavs say guard Iman Shumpert has a right groin strain, was out vs. OKC and is questionable thereafter pending further evaluation

No-trade restrictions lifted on LMA, Duncan, Manu, West, Bonner, Boban, Simmons & Bonner

Kings forward Eric Moreland will require surgery after sustaining a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot during practice

Kings to trade Caron Butler

Rockets expect Dwight Howard to opt out next summer

The Nets say guard Shane Larkin suffered a concussion at practice on Tuesday and he is now under the NBA’s concussion protocol guidelines

Hornets say Al Jefferson is cleared to play (calf strain) and will be active. Has already started his five game suspension

Grizzlies’ Brandan Wright says he’ll miss six to eight weeks because of knee surgery

The Pelicans are reportedly shopping Omer Asik

The Celtics, Heat and Bulls have all reportedly expressed interest in acquiring DeMarcus Cousins

NBA Referee Bill Kennedy Announces He's Gay after Rajon Rondo makes antigay slurs towards him

Bradley Beal Re-Injures Right Fibula. Was out for Spurs vs Wizards

More news when I have it.

Friday, December 11, 2015

News update 12/11

Tony Parker is out tonight for rest.

Former Cavs Forward John "Hotrod" Williams passed away at the age of 53. Williams had recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Paul Pierce will not discuss retirement until the off season

Hornets Al Jefferson has been suspended 5 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug program

Klay Thompson sustained a sprained right ankle during the game vs Pacers. X-rays negative, but he'll miss a couple of games

Pelicans and Suns discussing trade to send Markieff Morris to New Orleans. Rockets interested in Morris as well.

Raptors Demarre Carroll is expected to miss an indefinite period of time with a right knee contusion.

Clippers gauged trade interest in Lance Stephenson and Josh Smith

76ers and Brett Brown discussing extension (could be announced today that agreement has been reached)

76ers hire Jerry Colangelo as special advisor, chairman of basketball operations.

John Wall injured knee, no structural damage

Nets' Ronda Hollis-Jefferson had to have ankle surgery this week, due to a fracture.

Lebron James signs lifetime deal with Nike. 1st and richest deal for Nike ever. Amount surpasses Kevin Durant's 10yr 300 million deal.

East standings
1. Cavs
2. Hornets
3. Raptors
4. Pacers
5. Bulls
6. Heat
7. Celtics
8. Hawks (Magic/Pistons on cusp)

1. Warriors
3. Thunder
4. Clippers
5. Grizzlies
6. Mavericks
7. Jazz
8. Rockets  (Suns/TWOLVES on cusp)

More news when I have it.