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LaMarcus Aldridge Illness: Updates on Trail Blazers Star's Status and Return

Portland Trail Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge will miss Monday night's game against the Houston Rockets with an illness. Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman had the news: Aldridge came into his own last season with the Blazers. His career has been on an upward trajectory for years, but 2013-14 was the best season of his career. Show More Summary

Thomas Robinson Facing Final Chance to Impress Portland Trail Blazers

It's the kind of break Thomas Robinson wasn't supposed to need but one his resume says he desperately requires. Not far removed from being the fifth overall pick in 2012, the Portland Trail Blazers forward is already running short on NBA chances. Show More Summary

Mapping Next Steps of Danny Ainge's Boston Celtics Rebuild

Trading Rajon Rondo certainly isn't the only move the Boston Celtics are going to make while trying to advance their rebuilding project. It's a nice start for general manager Danny Ainge, but the team can't stop after just swinging the one deal. There has to be a next step. Show More Summary

Slowly but Surely, Chandler Parsons Is Settling In with Dallas Mavericks

Chandler Parsons' early shooting slump caused some mild concern among Dallas Mavericks fans. Following a strong December, the question marks regarding his importance to the team are quickly evaporating. Even during his slump, Parsons, 26, remained upbeat and was adamant that he would break out of possibly the worst funk of his career. Show More Summary

Owners pledge $50M more for new Bucks' arena

A person with knowledge of the private negotiations of the purchase of the Milwaukee Bucks tells The Associated Press that the new ownership group has committed another $50 million toward the construction of a new arena.

Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis Sing 'Jingle Bells'

As Buddy the Elf once said, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." With the holiday season in full swing, some of the best young stars in the NBA decided to get ready for Christmas by singing a carol—while...Show More Summary

Lakers Coach Byron Scott still weighing whether to rest Kobe Bryant

The Lakers (8-19) face a difficult schedule this week, playing four games against high-caliber teams: the Golden State Warriors (22-3), Chicago Bulls (17-9), Dallas Mavericks (20-8) and Phoenix Suns (15-14).

Nick 'Swaggy P' Young Gets 1962 Impala for Christmas from Iggy Azalea

Swaggy P just got a little bit more swag, thanks to girlfriend Iggy A zalea. Azalea and Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young have been dating for a while now, and judging by what the recording artist got him for Christmas, things are going pretty well. Show More Summary

6 NBA Teams That Must Avoid Midseason Trade Temptations

Presidents and general managers of talent-fowling NBA teams, gather 'round. It's high time y'all were made privy to a dirty little secret. Contrary to popular and widely assumed beliefs, some of you are better off resisting the temptation to enter the trade market. This doesn't hold true for all of you, of course. Show More Summary

Saunders: Minnesota fans won't soon forgive Love

On the eve of the Timberwolves' first game against Kevin Love, president and coach Flip Saunders says he harbors no grudges against the former face of the franchise for wanting out of Minnesota.

Has Stephen Curry Surpassed Chris Paul as the NBA's Best Point Guard?

Chris Paul may not have vacated his spot atop the NBA's point guard rankings, but the Los Angeles Clippers floor general no longer occupies it by himself. Stephen Curry, lethal as always on the offensive end and better than ever defensively, has forced himself onto the same plane as Paul. Show More Summary

Q+A: Courtney Lee

The League's leading 3-point shooter talks Grizz chemistry and Western Conference wars. The post Q+A: Courtney Lee appeared first on SLAMonline.

Blake Griffin 'Improvises' in New Western-Style Kia Ad

In the Los Angeles Clippers' free-flowing offense, Blake Griffin is used to going off script. This time, he didn't even read the script. In this Western-themed Kia ad, Griffin calls an audible, much to the dismay of his embattled director. Show More Summary

Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez Wants to Appear in 'Star Wars' as a Wookiee

If Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has it his way, he will be on big screens everywhere in 2015. With Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens in the works, Lopez is hoping he will get a call to be part of the movie. And he's completely...Show More Summary

One Thing on Every NBA Team's Christmas Wish List

It's Christmas time, which means we're in a giving mood. With more than a quarter of the NBA season in the books, strengths and weaknesses of the league's 30 teams have been revealed to the point where we can diagnose clear needs for...Show More Summary

Detroit Pistons' Decision to Waive Josh Smith Was Incredibly Painful and Correct

It was't easy for the Detroit Pistons to get to a point where they felt waiving Josh Smith was the best course of action, but it happened nonetheless. The physically talented forward has been a mercurial player for years, and his inability to listen to coaching and take the most beneficial shots for his team ultimately ended up dooming him. Show More Summary

Winners and Losers from the AP College Basketball Top 25 Rankings in Week 7

In college basketball's final AP Top 25 before Christmas, all nine undefeated teams found their way into the poll. Colorado State and TCU were on the outside looking in one week ago, but those schools got a lot of help this past week in the form of bad losses for Miami and Michigan State. Show More Summary

Ethan Skolnick's NBA Fact or Fiction

The NBA is in full-swing with the holiday season upon us. LeBron James is set to return to Miami for the first time when the Cavaliers take on the Heat on Christmas Day. Could their matchup be the most intriguing game of the regular season? The Mavericks added Rajon Rondo in time for the holidays. Show More Summary

Al Horford, LaMarcus Aldridge named NBA Players of Week through Dec. 21

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford and Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 15, through Sunday, Dec. 21. Horford led the Hawks to a 3-0 record, which included a home win over the Chicago Bulls and road wins over [...]

Samuel Dalembert fined by NBA for elbowing Jonas Valanciunas

New York Knicks center Samuel Dalembert has been fined $15,000 for elbowing Jonas Valanciunas of the Toronto Raptors in the face during the Raptors’ 118-108 victory over the Knicks on Sunday, Dec. 21, at Air Canada Centre, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. Dalembert’s actions, which resulted in a Flagrant Foul 2 [...]

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