Thunder send Derrick Favors to Rockets in large 8-player deal

The Oklahoma City Thunder are now done wheeling and dealing as they continue with training camp on their way to preparing for the 2022-23 season. The Thunder, who are still rebuilding, made a large deal on Thursday night in terms of players, but minor in terms of impact. They will send Derrick Favors, Theo Maledon, … Read more

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Joel Embiid gains U.S. citizenship, mum on Olympic nationality

Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid said he is now a U.S. citizen and it’s way too early to think about what nation he would represent at the Olympics. “I just want to be healthy and win a championship and go from there,” he said, according to The Associated Press. Embiid, 28, was born in … Read more

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ESPN projects the Chicago Bulls to win 38 games, miss postseason

The Chicago Bulls head into the 2022-23 NBA season looking to better their No. 6 seed and first-round exit from last season. But, that feat won’t come easily, if at all. Kevin Pelton of ESPN released the worldwide leader’s stats-based win projections for the entire league, which landed the Bulls as the No. 12 seed … Read more

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Fantasy Basketball Rankings 2022-23: Power forward draft tiers

The 2022-23 NBA season is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start getting ready for your fantasy basketball drafts. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. Fantasy analyst Dan Titus is putting in the work on his draft rankings as well as his position-by-position tiers — he hits the power forwards below — to help … Read more

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Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan has ‘vendetta’ against teams that low-balled him

DeRozan has ‘vendetta’ against teams that low-balled him originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Revenge is a dish best served cold. That iconic line, originally from “The Godfather,” was DeMar DeRozan’s mantra entering his first season with the Chicago Bulls, the All-Star forward said in a recent appearance on JJ Redick and Tommy Alter’s recent appearance … Read more

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Despite late-offseason tumult, ESPN projects the Boston Celtics as the East’s top seed in 2022-23

The Boston Celtics are projected to win 53.9 games this season according to ESPN’s Kevin Pelton’s statistical projections (check out the full article for his methodology). Good enough for the best record in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Standings for the 2022-23 season, it should be noted this modeling of course does not take into account … Read more

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76ers star Embiid now U.S. citizen

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Joel Embiid is an American citizen. A native of Cameroon, Embiid said he was sworn in as a citizen two weeks ago in Philadelphia. The NBA scoring champion and Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center said his family – he has a wife and young son – played a pivotal role in his decision. … Read more

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Steph Curry, BTS star Suga honored to meet in wholesome exchange

Steph, BTS star Suga honored to meet in wholesome exchange originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Two of the world’s brightest stars collided on Thursday when Warriors great Steph Curry met Suga of K-pop sensation BTS ahead of the team’s preseason games in Japan. Curry took to social media after the wholesome encounter, welcoming the … Read more

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Rival East exec thinks the Boston Celtics should consider trading for Mo Harkless, Justice Winslow

Should the Boston Celtics consider kicking the tires on Mo Harkless or Justice Winslow? One anonymous NBA executive outside of the Celtics organization believes they ought to according to a recent article by Heavy’s Matt John. In conversation with Heavy’s Sean Deveney, John relates that the unnamed exec thinks “both make sense if they’re not … Read more

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