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Nikola Pekovic Injury: Updates on Timberwolves Center's Ankle and Recovery

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Sunday Nikola Pekovic will miss the entire 2016-17 season with an ankle injury, according to the team's official public relations account. Continue for updates. Ankle Injury Potentially Career-Ending Sunday, Sept. Show More Summary

Philadelphia 76ers Complete 2016-17 Preview

The stench of the Philadelphia 76ers' radical rebuilding plan still lingers above the City of Brotherly Love. Even with the promise of a brighter future, the present is a mystery. And the past is a mess of mismatched rosters, over-their-head...Show More Summary

Wolves' Pekovic (ankle) out for season

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that center Nikola Pekovic will miss the entire 2016-17 season due to recurring right ankle pain. A determination about future seasons will be made at a later date.

Timberwolves basketball staff hirings

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced additions to the team’s basketball staff for the 2016-17 NBA season, naming Noah Croom as Assistant General Manager, Brian Pauga as Director of Player Personnel and John Carideo, Jim Eyen, Drew Nicholas, Scott Roth and Jim Todd as Scouts. The team also named Matthew Duhamel as Director of Athletic Therapy, [...]

Timberwolves announce coaching, front office hires

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced a number of additions to their front office and coaching staffs, including assistant general manager Noah Croom and director of player personnel Brian Pauga.

Timberwolves hire Andy Greer and Rick Brunson as assistant coaches

The Timberwolves on Sunday announced additions to the team’s coaching staff for the 2016-17 NBA season, naming Andy Greer and Rick Brunson as Assistant Coaches, Peter Patton as Shooting Coach, Daisuke Yoshimoto as Special Assistant to the President of Basketball Operations and promoting Vince Legarza to Player Development Coach. Ryan Saunders will also continue in [...]

Suns add four to training camp

The Suns on Sunday signed center Gracin Bakumanya (pronounced Gra-SOH BAH-koo-MAHN-yah), forward Derek Cooke Jr., guard Shaquille Harrison and forward Derrick Jones Jr., bringing the club’s roster to 19 players. Bakumanya, a 6-11, 220-pound center, went undrafted in 2016 as an international early entry candidate. A native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the 19-year-old [...]

Big expectations for Mavs this season

On paper, the Mavericks look pretty nice on both ends of the floor coming into the 2016-17 season. New small forward Harrison Barnes on offense is still learning his way, but on defense both he and new center Andrew Bogut know what they’re doing. Here’s the Fort Worth Star-Telegram with more: Bogut and Barnes won an NBA title [...]

Lots of pressure on Goran Dragic this season

With Dwyane Wade gone and Chris Bosh still out indefinitely due to health concerns, there’s every chance in the world for point guard Goran Dragic to rise up and do big things. Considering how young the rest of the squad’s key players are, Miami needs Dragic to exceed all expectations. Here’s the Miami Herald with more: Goran Dragic [...]

Phil Jackson has opt-out option after the season

This was the biggest Knicks summer in years. Roster moves were made with the clear intention of winning now. And while Phil Jackson is expected to run things for years more, he actually can elect to opt-out after this upcoming season should he choose to move on. Here’s ESPN NY with more: “The proof is in the pudding” [...]

New Kings arena is high-tech

These are just some of the details (see article for more), but the new Kings arena in Sacramento sounds like all sorts of fun. Here’s the Sacramento Bee reporting: Golden 1 Center, built for an eye-popping $557 million, will be one of the most high-tech sports facilities anywhere. Fans will speed through “smart turnstiles” to enter and tap [...]

Wade ready for his Chicago challenge

MIAMI (AP) -- It's not like Dwyane Wade has never dealt with change before.

Suns sign Bakumanya, Cooke, Harrison, Jones

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns signed center Gracin Bakumanya, forward Derek Cooke Jr., guard Shaquille Harrison and forward Derrick Jones Jr. on Sunday, bringing their roster to 19 players.

Jrue Holiday's wife gives birth to healthy girl

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Following the birth, Holiday will soon have brain surgery to remove a benign tumor.        

Stephen Jackson Accuses D’Angelo Russell of ‘Brown Nosing’

"To be real, Luke Walton didn't pick Luke Walton on 2K. GTFOH." The post Stephen Jackson Accuses D’Angelo Russell of ‘Brown Nosing’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Steven Adams Thought The NBA’s ‘Unnatural Acts’ Crack Down Was A Joke

"It's such a bizarre thing to regulate. But it'll help me out a lot." The post Steven Adams Thought The NBA’s ‘Unnatural Acts’ Crack Down Was A Joke appeared first on SLAMonline.

Pistons Center Boban Marjanovic Has Really Big Hands

Teammate Ray McCallum compares his hand to Boban's in a hilarious photo. The post Pistons Center Boban Marjanovic Has Really Big Hands appeared first on SLAMonline.

Andre Drummond Says He’ll Lead The NBA In Rebounding Again

The Pistons big man pulled down 20 or more rebounds nine times last season. The post Andre Drummond Says He’ll Lead The NBA In Rebounding Again appeared first on SLAMonline.

Mercury 101, Liberty 94: A Poised Diana Taurasi Helps the Mercury Oust the Liberty

Taurasi scored a game-high 30 points, including a huge 3-pointer to end a string of Liberty comebacks, to end the Liberty’s playoff season after one game.

Victor Oladipo has big Thunder goals

The Thunder are a very different team coming into this season. Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka are gone, and Victor Oladipo and a lot of question marks are in their place. Russell Westbrook is a star, and the team has some capable big guys. As for Oladipo, there’s an opportunity for him to do big [...]

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