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Report: Russell Westbrook to Return Wearing a Facemask

OKC Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook is expected to miss just one game following surgery to repair a facial fracture. Westbrook will reportedly be back in action Wednesday night, rocking The post Report: Russell Westbrook to Return Wearing a Facemask appeared first on SLAMonline.

Denver Nuggets Head Coach Search: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Position

With the Denver Nuggets firing Brian Shaw, per Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post, the team will now be seeking a new head coach. Melvin Hunt is expected to take over in the interim, while Mike D'Antoni has emerged as a possible long-term replacement. Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fact: Damian Lillard passes Klay Thompson for most 3-pointers made through 3 seasons (546). Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: Casey Holdahl Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Brian Shaw Fired by Nuggets: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Brian Shaw spent nearly a decade on an NBA bench as an assistant before landing his first head coaching job. The Denver Nuggets relieved him of those duties after less than two seasons. The team announced the decision on Tuesday: The...Show More Summary

Are Golden State Warriors Bored or Breaking Down?

Just when we're ready to crown the Golden State Warriors kings of everything, they appear human, emerging from the NBA's All-Star break worse for wear, seemingly bending to the austerity of an 82-game season. That, or, you know, they're...Show More Summary

Is DeAndre Jordan the NBA's Best Rebounder Since Dennis Rodman?

Since Blake Griffin has been out due to injury, DeAndre Jordan has stepped it up for the Los Angeles Clippers in a big way. The 26-year-old big man has averaged 15.8 points and 19.2 rebounds per game in 10 games without Griffin, and he hauled in 20-plus rebounds on five occasions during February. Show More Summary

Is James Harden the Most Lethal Offensive Player in the NBA?

James Harden is having a banner year with the Houston Rockets, leading the NBA in points per game. The Beard can do it all on offense—hit from long range, pull up and pop, finish at the rim and get to the free-throw line. An absolute...Show More Summary

Brian Shaw fired by Nuggets, per report

Shaw's first NBA head coaching gig lasted less than two full seasons. The Denver Nuggets have fired head coach Brian Shaw midway through a disappointing 2014-15 season, reports Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post. Shaw lasted less thanShow More Summary

Wizards apologize for comparing team owner to Martin Luther King Jr.

The team acknowledged that its presentation for a Black History Month social media campaign "may have missed the mark." Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the group that owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics, did what many teams do in February: honor Black History Month with a social media campaign. Show More Summary

Pistons sign Quincy Miller to second 10-day contract

Detroit Pistons sign Quincy Miller to second 10-day contract The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has signed forward Quincy Miller to a second 10-day contract. Miller, who originally signed a 10-day contract on 2/21, has yet to appear in a game with the Pistons but has been on one assignment with the Grand Rapids Drive, [...]

Heat sign Henry Walker to second 10-day contract

Miami Heat sign Henry Walker to second 10-day contract The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Henry Walker to a second 10-day contract. Walker, who was originally signed to a 10-day contract by the HEAT on February 21, has appeared in five games (one start) with Miami this season averaging 9.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, [...]

Slamadamonth, SLAM #186: Vince Carter

VC shows no mercy to rookie Jusuf Nurkic. The post Slamadamonth, SLAM #186: Vince Carter appeared first on SLAMonline.

Glen 'Big Baby' Davis Gets Silly While Videobombing Chris Paul Interview

After the Los Angeles Clippers pulled out a 110-105 victory over the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Monday, Clippers big man Glen "Big Baby" Davis was feeling a bit silly. When Big Baby saw teammate Chris Paul in the middle of a postgame interview, he decided to crash it. Show More Summary

Who is Tyler Johnson and how do the Heat keep finding these guys?

The Miami Heat guard came out of nowhere for a career-high 26 points against the Suns on Monday. Where did this guy come from? Tyler Johnson checked in against the Suns midway through the first quarter, his first game action in over a week. Show More Summary

Are the Hawks and Warriors really the favorites for the NBA Finals?

Two teams have cemented their place atop the standings, but are either the best bet to advance to the Finals when so many other teams are in the mix? The Hawks have the best record in the league and the Warriors have been dominant, but...Show More Summary

Steve Francis Has Chain Violently Snatched at Rap Concert (VIDEO)

Former NBA star Steve Francis once again got himself got in trouble while partying. The 38-year old former All-Star had his gaudy chain violently stolen over the weekend, as he The post Steve Francis Has Chain Violently Snatched at Rap Concert (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Chris Paul Outduels Ricky Rubio (VIDEO)

The LA Clippers survived a Monday night dog fight with the Minnesota Timberwolves, taking home a 110-105 road win. Chris Paul led the way with 26 points and 14 assists, The post Chris Paul Outduels Ricky Rubio (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

7 Things Indiana Pacers Must Address During the 2015 Offseason

The Indiana Pacers will have their work cut out for them during the 2015 offseason. That's because Indy will be hard-pressed to regain the contender status it had in 2012-13 and 2013-14, when the team made consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearances. Show More Summary

As Season Slips Away, Phoenix Suns Look Within and Struggle to Find Their Heart

MIAMI — There are seasons to remember and seasons to forget, and sometimes, there isn't much that separates the two. It might be an absence or an injury or an ailment—all of which the Miami Heat have had to endure—from LeBron James leaving to Josh McRoberts and Dwyane Wade and others hobbling to Chris Bosh hurting and now healing. Show More Summary

DeMar DeRozan Drops 35 Points on the Sixers (VIDEO)

There was nothing trash about this performance from DeMar DeRozan. The Toronto Raptors found the winning path again Monday night in Philadelphia, taking down the lowly Sixers 114-103. DeRozan broke The post DeMar DeRozan Drops 35 Points on the Sixers (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

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