Tweet of the Day: Twitter Response to Westbrook Surgery, Horford Also Out

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News broke earlier Friday afternoon that Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook has undergone yet another surgery on his right knee—his third procedure. Thunder president Sam Presti addressed the surgery in a recent statement. [Russell Westbrook has knee surgery again, out until after the All-Star break] “Russell has been playing pain free, but recently had experienced increased swelling. After consultation and consideration by his surgeon in Los Angeles, a plan was established to monitor the swelling that included a series of scheduled MRIs. “On

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Russell Westbrook has knee surgery again, out until after the All-Star break

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Previously indestructible Russell Westbrook had another arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Friday – his third surgery in the last eight months – and is out until after the All-Star break. The Thunder made the announcement in a press release that included a quote from GM Sam Presti. “Russell has been playing pain free, but recently had experienced increased swelling,” Presti said.

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Fantasy Spin: Friday, December 27, 2013

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In contrast to two days ago, all four games played last night were decided in the final minutes. Two of them went to overtime. In the other games, teams that had played the night before won against teams playing on extra rest. The Spurs kept their noses in front against the Mavericks, using their balanced attack to good effect. The Rockets looked like they were going down in flames to the Grizzlies, but when Dwight Howard/HOU got in foul trouble,

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Sixth Man Rankings: Jackson vital to OKC’s success

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Reggie Jackson is really, really good. Still, not that many people realize it. He’s the kind of player whose impact on his team is completely understated because his per-game numbers fail to tell the whole story. When people think of the Oklahoma City Thunder, they think of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook putting up big numbers and carrying the team to wins. As it turns out, Jackson’s impact on the Thunder’s success is not too far behind. For the season, Jackson is averaging

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PODCAST: Michael Scotto on the Struggling Brooklyn Nets

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The Brooklyn Nets entered the season with championship expectations and one of the most talented rosters on paper. However, Brooklyn has failed to meet those lofty expectations and the roster has failed to develop chemistry thanks largely to injuries. Michael Scotto covers the Nets for Sheridan Hoops as an NBA columnist. In this podcast with FOX Sports Radio he examines Brooklyn’s bleak 2014 outlook and if it’s time to sell at the trade deadline or hold onto the core pieces for

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NBA Admits Griffin Shouldn’t Have Been Ejected

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The NBA admitted Thursday that Blake Griffin should not have been ejected from Wednesday’s LA Clippers-Golden State game. “After a league review of the Clippers-Warriors game, we have come to the conclusion that Blake Griffin should not have been ejected from the game,” NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said in a statement. “A common foul should have been called on Griffin for initially attempting to dislodge the Warriors’ Andrew Bogut and a technical foul should have been assessed to Bogut

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