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Hawks reportedly pull Paul Millsap off the trade market

The Hawks are keeping Paul Millsap. It looks like the NBA trade dominoes aren’t falling after all. The Atlanta Hawks have pulled Paul Millsap off the trading block less than a week after sending Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sources: Atlanta GM Wes Wilcox has started informing teams today that Paul Millsap is no longer on the trade market. Show More Summary

Anthony Bennett cut by Nets just 4 years after he was picked No. 1 overall

Bennett was cut by three teams and now his NBA career really might be over. This might have been Anthony Bennett’s last chance. The former first overall selection was waived Monday by the Brooklyn Nets, his fourth team in four seasons and the second straight stint to end prematurely. Bennett is currently the worst No. Show More Summary

Pistons players react like giddy schoolchildren about Boban Marjanovic guarding an inbounds play

They had to tell him to jump! Even in a double overtime game, Detroit’s Boban Marjanovic hadn’t gotten off the bench all game until the Trail Blazers were down to a final inbounds with seconds left. To disrupt the pass, Stan Van Gundy...Show More Summary

A very bad West team might make the NBA playoffs

Good morning. We have that and more in Monday’s NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let’s basketball. RUDY SEES ALL: Paul Flannery’s Sunday Shootaround this week lasered in Rudy Gobert, who is fully a star now... on both ends. His Jazz are on pace for 50 wins and the playoffs despite injuries because Gobert has been making a huge difference in the middle. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: The Rockets’ defense is winning them games, too

Over the last few weeks, Houston is one of the league’s best defenses. No wonder it keeps winning. The Rockets and the Raptors were going to score — we knew that much on Sunday. The second- and third-best offenses in the NBA weren’t going to go easy on each other. Show More Summary

Chris Paul embarrassed the Heat with a highlight dribble and a pass

POINT GOD. Chris Paul is good. Breaking news, we know. Against the Heat on Sunday he decided to absolutely go off with two of the best clips you’ll see this season. It starts with this assist to Brandon Bass. Just filthy. The timing, the vision — it’s all on point. Show More Summary

Sunday Shootaround: Rudy Gobert breaks through his ceiling

? The List ICYMI Say What Vine Of The Week googleplus facebook witter up Rudy Gobert breaks through his ceiling Paul Flannery BOSTON -- Rudy Gobert is a star. How you feel about that statement depends on two primary factors: how much...Show More Summary

NBA scores 2016: Bulls have beaten the Raptors 10 times in a row

Chicago erased a 19-point deficit behind Jimmy Butler’s 42 points. With 3:42 remaining in the third quarter of the Toronto Raptors’ Saturday matchup against the Chicago Bulls, DeMar DeRozan went to the free throw line. Swish. Swish. DeRozan...Show More Summary

Matt Bonner made a retirement video and it's the most New England thing ever

Is this the best video that’s ever been on the internet? I’ve been really homesick for New England today in Washington, D.C. The pangs first hit when I walked to work in Boston-levels of cold and I watched a driver flip another driver...Show More Summary

Dwight Howard hoped for stability in Atlanta, but the Hawks are crumbling around him

Atlanta is caught between remaining competitive and building for the future, and Howard is trapped in the middle. When the Atlanta Hawks signed eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard to a three-year deal over the summer, they did so withShow More Summary

Russell Westbrook accidentally nailed a ref in the head with the ball and got a tech for it

Oh no! Sometimes the best laid plans fall through. Russell Westbrook may be an emotional player but he did not mean for this to happen. He nailed the referee in the head with this pass and by default had to be called for a technical foul. Westbrook tried to beg and plead and say he didn’t mean to do it but this ref was not having it. Show More Summary

A Paul Millsap trade could dramatically alter the NBA Playoff race

Sure, he’s a free agent, but teams should be lining up to take a swing. Reports suggest the Hawks are listening to offers for three-time All-Star Paul Millsap, who will become a free agent at season’s end. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller...Show More Summary

If the Warriors had won the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant could be in a Celtics jersey

Report: “Boston might have landed Durant had the Warriors won the Finals -- as Durant wouldn't want to have looked like a man hopping aboard a dynasty.” The Celtics had a chance at landing Kevin Durant, after all. It just so happensShow More Summary

NBA MVP Rankings: Why James Harden’s season is more impressive than Russell Westbrook’s

It’s close, but we’re taking Harden in the battle between the former teammates for MVP. The midway point in the 2016-17 NBA season is closing in fast. For the most part, the campaign has gone according to predictions. But one of theShow More Summary

Jae Crowder got really mad when Celtics fans cheered for Gordon Hayward

“I think that was a sign of disrespect to me from the fans,” Crowder said. Then, he got madder online. There are only two circumstances in which a team’s fans cheer for an opposing player: Either he’s a product of the team’s city, or...Show More Summary

Nick Young must really love making open 3-pointers

That and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball! PAWWWWWLLL: There are some new developments on the Paul Millsap trade rumors front. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst suggested in a True Hoop podcast that the Hawks actually had a deal on the table with the Raptors this summer, but pulled back once Al Horford left for Boston. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: Isaiah Thomas leads Celtics over Jazz with career high 15 assists

It’s been a career week for Isaiah Thomas It’s finally time to consider Isaiah Thomas as a star in the NBA, even if it’s long overdue or if he didn’t win Player of the Month for December. He followed up his 52-point performance last week with a career high 15 assists on Tuesday while beating the Jazz, 115-104. Show More Summary

Thunder fan changes into Bucks jersey after Russell Westbrook gets blocked by Giannis Antetokounmpo

Bandwagoning is apparently legal in Milwaukee. Some time over the past decade, bandwagoning has become socially acceptable in sports circles. You can be a fan of one team one day, and a fan of another the next — a Knicks fan today and a Celtics fan tomorrow. It’s become a thing. Show More Summary

Why the NBA needs referee reviews

Players, coaches, and referees are all speaking out against the league’s last-two minute reports, but they serve an important purpose. The NBA’s fairly new postgame referee reviews — called Last Two Minutes reports, or L2Ms -- are under fire. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2017: Jimmy Butler scores 52, carries Bulls over Hornets

Jimmy Butler did it all for the Bulls when they needed him most With Dwyane Wade resting his knee and Rajon Rondo out of the rotation, Jimmy Butler had the green light all night and he made the most of it. The last time Wade sat, Butler went for 40 points. Show More Summary

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