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How the Brandan Wright trade could haunt the Mavericks

Wright has made his way to one of Dallas' rivals. Will the initial deal haunt the Mavericks? In December, the Mavericks pulled the trigger on a major move, sending Brandan Wright, a pick and spare parts to the Celtics to nab Rajon Rondo. Show More Summary

Jimmy Butler jumps into the MVP race

Stephen Curry reclaimed the top spot thanks to a monster performance in a win over Toronto, but Butler, the Bulls' emerging star, keeps climbing up the list. James Harden took the top spot in the 2014-15 NBA MVP Power Rankings from Stephen Curry last week, but Curry has wrestled that spot right back from Harden. Show More Summary

Good morning. Dion Waiters will make all our dreams come true.

Subscribe to Good Morning It's Basketball and receive it in your inbox at 8 a.m. ET each weekday. Good morning. The Western arms race continues, by which I mean a West team traded for a player with two arms on Monday. The Thunder picked up Dion Waiters for a first-round pick, while the Cavaliers received Iman Shumpert and (prepare your spittoon) J.R. Show More Summary

Defense is the Raptors' fatal flaw

The Raptors are in the bottom 10 in defensive efficiency, and that can't continue if they want to go deep in the playoffs. For the first time in more than a year, the Toronto Raptors have lost three games in a row. The last time Dwane...Show More Summary

Good morning. Kobe Bryant can't decide whether he's clutch.

Subscribe to Good Morning It's Basketball and get it in your inbox by 8 a.m. ET every weekday. Good morning. Let's basketball. A RETURN AND A GOODBYE: Rajon Rondo returned to Boston, dropped some eyebrow-raising quotes and dominated the Celtics. Show More Summary

The Hawks are No. 1 in the East for the first time since 1997

It's been a while for Atlanta. On Friday night, the Hawks held off the Jazz in Salt Lake City to move to a surprising and wonderful 24-8 record on the season. Hours later, the Raptors fell to the Warriors in Oakland, dropping Toronto to 24-9. Show More Summary

Knicks may shut Carmelo Anthony down for the season

Anthony has been playing with a bad knee for the entire year. The Knicks could shut down Carmelo Anthony for the year at some point in this lost season, a possibility head coach Derek Fisher acknowledged after Anthony sat Friday forShow More Summary

DeMarcus Cousins gave up on an entire offensive possession

Was the Kings star protesting in some way? . @zachlowe_nba Boogie off ball motion https://t.co/Tcyt82i0Pi — Guy Haberman (@GuyHaberman) January 2, 2015 This play happened at the 4:37 mark of the fourth quarter in Sacramento's win over Minnesota Thursday. Show More Summary

Good morning. Let's find out how the Cavaliers do without LeBron. Again.

Subscribe to Good Morning It's Basketball and get it in your inbox by 8 a.m. ET each weekday. Good morning. The NBA and more specifically received some bad news on New Year's Day: LeBron James will miss two weeks to relieve his sore knees and back. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2015: Jimmy Butler ignites Chicago again and 3 other things we learned

Butler continues his wonderful season with another dominant performance while Andrew Wiggins' strong game isn't enough to nab a Minnesota victory. Jimmy Butler, have yourself a season. He approached triple-double status on Thursday in...Show More Summary

Is LeBron James telling Dwyane Wade they'll reunite in this clip?

There's no way, is there? Go watch the end of this video from Miami's Christmas Day win over the Cavaliers, as first discovered by Heat Nation and then brought to the forefront by a Reddit user. Turn your headphones way up. LISTEN CLOSELY AND CAREFULLY (headphones recommended- turn volume all way up) LeBron: We've done it before.. Show More Summary

NBA owners have the luxury of patience

When you cut the checks, you get the benefit of learning from your mistakes. Vivek Ranadive, the controlling partner in charge of the Kings, is in the center of a firestorm in Sacramento. Two weeks ago he fired coach Michael Malone, a decision that looked irrational at the time and has only gotten worse. Show More Summary

Watch the LeBron James tribute video the Heat played in his return

A video posted by Spears (@spearsmarcj) on Dec 12, 2014 at 2:35pm PST The Miami Heat not only cheered LeBron James in his return, they also prepared a tribute video for him that was played during the first timeout. (They did the same for fellow former Heat players James Jones and Mike Miller, for the record). Show More Summary

Hard work makes Victor Oladipo the Magic's cornerstone

The Magic guard was once an unheralded college backup. Through hard work, he's become one of the pillars of Orlando's rebuilding effort. Victor Oladipo was working out, which was not unusual. In less than three years at Indiana University,...Show More Summary

Josh Smith released by Pistons

Stan Van Gundy has made his first major move with the Pistons. The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, according to Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. Smith signed a four-year, $54-million deal with the Pistons in July, 2013. More to come.

NBA scores 2014: Rajon Rondo provides a glimpse and 3 other things we learned

The Mavericks' new point guard showed flashes of how he'll fit in while Monta Ellis carried the show with 38 points. DALLAS -- With 12 seconds left and a six-point lead, Rajon Rondo rose for a three-pointer from the right wing. It would...Show More Summary

Kings pursuing trade for Deron Williams and Mason Plumlee, per report

The Nets have been shopping most of their roster and could find a deal with the Kings. The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings have discussed a trade that would send point guard Deron Williams to Sacramento, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Show More Summary

Brandan Wright could be a big loss for the Mavericks

While all eyes are on Rajon Rondo, the most intriguing piece that will play immediately for the Boston Celtics following the trade is Brandan Wright. Dallas may end up finding it misses him more than expected. Brandan Wright is an advanced...Show More Summary

Good morning. Rajon Rondo actually got traded!

You can subscribe to Good Morning It's Basketball and get it in your inbox by 8 a.m. ET every weekday. Good morning. It finally happened: the Celtics traded Rajon Rondo. The mercurial, enigmatic, quicksilver point guard is off to the Mavericks in exchange for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, a protected 2015 first and a future second. Show More Summary

It was finally time for the Celtics to trade Rajon Rondo

After years of rumors, the Celtics finally traded their All-Star point guard and began their new direction. The Celtics beat the Orlando Magic on Wednesday in what was one of their most convincing wins of the season. After starting the game with a flurry of turnovers, Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds. Show More Summary

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