Rookie Rankings, Week 8: Injuries Give Bucks New Plan – Play the Kids

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It was kind of hard to figure out what the Milwaukee Bucks were doing this offseason. Allowing their entire backcourt rotation of Monta Ellis, Brandon Jennings and J.J. Redick to leave via free agency seemed to indicate a rebuilding project was about to begin. Jennings and Redick brought youngsters and draft picks in sign-and-trades, reinforcing that premise. Then GM John Hammond used his newfound cap space on middle-tier free agents O.J. Mayo, Zaza Pachulia and Carlos Delfino before dropping a big contract

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Fantasy Spin: Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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Click on this banner to enter $100,000 Christmas Day fantasy contest. We are just hours away from one of the biggest days ever at DraftStreet. At the top of the NBA lobby at DraftStreet you will find the multi-entry $11, $100,000 GPP open for registration. If you know basketball and you’ve always wanted to try your hand at daily fantasy contests, this is a great opportunity to start. All you have to do select players from the

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Tweet of the Day: NBA Christmas Tree Showdown

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Not to mislead, there is not a tree competition among NBA players. However, in light of the Christmas season—today being Christmas Eve—a few players, namely Boston Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, took to Instagram and Twitter to post pictures of their families trees to help spread Holiday cheer.

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Most Improved Player Rankings: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the league, not a player was balling, not even Jeff Teague. The Most Improved Rankings were crafted with flair, in the hopes that somebody might actually care. Danny Ainge was nestled all snug in his bed, while visions of Asik danced in his head. J-Kidd in his kerchief, Lopez in his cast, the Nets have settled down for their long winter’s nap. When from the Wells Fargo Center there rose such a clatter, I sprang from

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The Numbers Say… NBA’s Most Pleasant Surprises Could Be Derailed

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This season, the NBA has witnessed a proverbial change of the guard. The Eastern Conference is in shambles, the West has seen new powers rise to the occasion, and weekly power rankings are becoming increasingly more difficult to assemble. While everyone may love an underdog, the value of statistics shouldn’t be lost when exploring sustainability. Some may defy the odds and continue winning, but three teams have emerged as the primary cases when it comes to shockingly strong starts that are

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VIDEO: Pierce fined $15,000 for clothesline on George Hill

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The worst night of Paul Pierce’s career had a hangover. It wasn’t enough that the future Hall of Famer was held scoreless Monday for the first time since 1999, when he was a rookie. It also wasn’t enough that the Brooklyn Nets forward’s scoreless night ended with an ejection for a flagrant-2 foul on Pacers guard George Hill. On Tuesday, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn – apparently not in any sort of holiday spirit – fined Pierce $15,000 for his clothesline

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Fantasy Spin : Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Click on this banner to enter $100,000 Christmas Day fantasy contest. We are just a day away from one of the biggest days ever at DraftStreet. At the top of the NBA lobby at DraftStreet you will find the multi-entry $11/ $100,000 GPP open for registration. If you know basketball and you’ve always wanted to try your hand and daily fantasy contests, this is a great opportunity to start. All you have to do select players from

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