SH Blog: Marc Gasol Suffers Injury Scare, Dante Cunningham Signs with Pelicans

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Early in the 2014-15 NBA regular season, the most pleasant surprise has been the Memphis Grizzlies. With a dominant defense and an improved offense, the Grizzlies have jumped out to a 15-3 record with a mark of 11-1 against the vaunted Western Conference. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, star center Marc Gasol suffered a knee injury. Fortunately, it’s not expected to be serious. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Gasol returned to the practice facility after undergoing an MRI. After MRI on his knee, Marc

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Photo of the Day: Nikola Mirotic Forgets How to Walk

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Okay, obviously a grown man who is also a professional basketball player didn’t literally forget how to walk. However, Nikola Mirotic was embarrassed and abused by Kemba Walker on Wednesday night when the Bulls matched up against the Hornets. There were a couple instances where Walker made him look silly, but there’s one series in particular that “Niko” would like to forget altogether. If you haven’t seen the whole sequence of this play yet, please take a look and enjoy the

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Photo of the Day: Kyrie Irving Releases First Signature Shoe

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Kyrie Irving is a number one overall pick, a two-time All-Star, a three point contest champion, and he plays alongside the best player in the world. Now, Irving has catapulted his name into stardom for good with the release of his first signature shoe from Nike, the “Kyrie 1″. Still only 22 and just starting his fourth year in the NBA, he’s still actually on his rookie contract. After signing a new max contract extension worth five years and $90 million

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Photo of the Day: 2015 NBA All-Star Uniforms Unveiled

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On Tuesday the NBA and adidas unveiled the 2015 All-Star Game uniforms that will be worn for the upcoming All-Star Weekend in New York City this February. Despite uniforms in the recent past being extremely flashy, adidas instead made the jerseys and its ensemble seem classic and simple. With a more retro feel to them, they do have some interesting features to them that will make them feel new and unique. The jerseys will have the players’ first and last names on

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Marks: Pop Still Spurring on Brown as Losses Mount in Philly

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PHILADELPHIA – Oh, to be a bullfrog along the Schuylkill River on Monday, listening in while Gregg Popovich and Brett Brown walked and talked a few hours before Pop’s world champion Spurs – minus Tim Duncan and Tony Parker – kept Brown’s 76ers winless with a 109-103 victory. “He made me walk with him for an hour and a half today,’’ laughed an unusually amiable Popovich of his longtime assistant and good friend, who’s having a bit of a rough go

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Photo of the Day: Jodie Meeks Finding Ways to Keep Shooting

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Despite a stress reaction in his lower back that was discovered after back spasms at the start of preseason, Jodie Meeks is still finding ways to shoot. It might not be the type of shooting the Detroit Pistons are hoping for, but it’s still a start. Initially diagnosed with the spasms in his back, team doctors for the Pistons urged him to get a CAT scan following his continued pain and discomfort. The injury has sidelined him for the entire regular

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Jimmy Butler emerges as NBA’s most improved player

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Not a single SheridanHoops staff member picked Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler to win this year’s Most Improved Player award, but nearly a quarter of the way through this season, Butler would appear the runaway winner. The Marquette product scored at least 20 points in a game just five times a season ago, but has reached that number eight times in his last nine games including a 26-point, five assist performance in Sunday’s win over Brooklyn. Butler says his confidence and

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Bernucca: West’s Advantage Over East Bigger Than Ever

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Leave it to Jeff Van Gundy to use the holiday season as another outlet for his vastly underrated sense of humor. During Wednesday’s ESPN telecast of New York-Dallas, the analyst said he was thankful that there were not two Eastern Conferences. But as Thanksgiving quickly morphed into the Christmas shopping season, perhaps Van Gundy could ask Santa Claus for another Western Conference. Because that would allow us to throw out the Eastern Conference with all the torn wrapping paper, ugly sweaters and

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