Tweet of the Night: Nick Young expresses frustration over his injury

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There’s no getting around the fact that injuries are a part of basketball. Whether it’s something as minor as a thigh contusion or something devastating as a broken bone, it’s the frustrating aspect of playing a sport that most simply can’t avoid. Having to sit and watch while everyone else plays can become particularly difficult if the injury is a lingering one, and Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers appears to be having a pretty tough time at the moment.

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Tweet of the Night: Jimmy Butler hits game winner to make Nazr Mohammed proud

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Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls is known for his tenacity on the defensive end. While he is capable of producing on the offensive end as well from time to time, that’s not exactly what he’s known for. Perhaps the latter is something he’s looking to change heading into this season, because the shooting guard has been a standout on offense during the preseason. In five games so far, he has averaged 18.6 points on a whopping 60.4 percent shooting from

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SH Blog: LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki want less games played, Kobe Bryant expected to have minutes restriction this season

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The NBA has been considering, or at least entertaining the idea of finding ways for the regular season to be shorter in some way to help prevent its valuable players from being too worn out. So in Sunday’s upcoming preseason contest between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, the league will try out a 44-minute game for the first time ever just as a simple sample to evaluate. Here are the details, from ESPN: The contest will be four minutes shorter than

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Tweet of the Night: Isiah Thomas describes his perfect player

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If you were to create the most perfect basketball player, who would it be and what skills would that player have? That probably depends on whether you ask a small or a big man. If you asked a big man, they’d probably say something like Yao Ming’s height with Shaquille O’Neal’s strength, along with Wilt Chamberlain’s offense and Bill Russell’s defense. If he can also shoot like Dirk Nowitzki? Forget about it. Ask a more guard-oriented person and they might tell you a

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Tweet of the Night: Wally Szczerbiak says he is ready to sign a 10-day contract with the Knicks

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The New York Knicks brought in Phil Jackson to oversee all major activities as the president of the team last season. Jackson then brought in his former player Derek Fisher over the summer to be the new head coach moving forward. Put the two together and what we can expect from the Knicks is this: a good amount of the Triangle offense and plenty of movement without the ball. At least that would seem to have been the plan heading into

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Tweet of the Night: Grizzlies analyst Brevin Knight has a bone to pick with Bill Worrell and Clyde Drexler

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Every team has its own local broadcasting duo (and sometimes trio) of play-by-play announcer and color commentator, and that can be good or bad, depending on which team you’re supporting. There are virtually neutral announcers like Mike Breen (New York Knicks) and Eric Reid (Miami Heat) who call the games as fairly as possible, but most around the league are naturally biased in favor of the team they cover. 

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Tweet of the Night: Brandon Jennings doesn’t love the Consensus Next 10 chosen by Open Court crew

The great crew for the talk show “Open Court” on NBATV opened up a can of worms when they discussed which 10 players should be added to the current list of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. It’s only right that more are added to the prestigious list, and it should continue to happen over a certain period of time, given the number of fantastic players that came after the original list was announced and the unknown players that will rise in

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