Unfortunately for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the basketball gods have decided to strike them in the worst possible way this season. It all started when rookie Mitch McGary suffered a broken left foot during the preseason. Soon followed a devastating injury to Kevin Durant, who similarly suffered a broken right foot during the preseason, forcing him to miss the next 6-8 weeks. Then came news that Reggie Jackson sprained his ankle and Jeremy Lamb tweaked his back during practice. Both have
Over the summer, Carmelo Anthony had the chance to put himself in position to be a part of one of the top contending teams in the league. He was a free agent, and the Chicago Bulls believed the small forward was the perfect offensive force to complete their team compromised of mostly defensively-dominant players. Of course, Anthony decided to be loyal (the extra $20-plus million probably helped) and remained with the rebuilding New York Knicks. Unfortunately, he got to see on Wednesday
Game 1 of TNT‘s season-opening doubleheader on Tuesday is headlined by the businesslike Spurs receiving and celebrating their championship rings in front of Mark Cuban and in-state rival Dallas. Game 2, on the other hand? That one, appropriately for the network, is all about the drama.
With every passing season, the NBA Playoffs create stars and earn players more money than they’d ever made before. 2014 was no exception, with Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs breaking out by winning Finals MVP. True to their unparalleled form, the Spurs haven’t jumped the gun on rewarding him with a new contract. Leonard, 23, went toe-to-toe with LeBron James in the 2014 NBA Finals. He averaged 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds on an unreal slash line of .612/.579/.783 as the Spurs took home the
News broke today that Victor Oladipo will miss the first few weeks of the season with a facial fracture. Here’s Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports’ report: After undergoing surgery to repair a facial fracture, Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo is expected to miss a month of the season, a league sources told Yahoo Sports. Oladipo, the 2014 runner-up for the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award, sustained an elbow to his head in practice on Thursday. He had the surgical procedure on Saturday.Oladipo
It is always disappointing when a professional athlete is unable to leave their respective sports under their own terms. Two-time MVP Steve Nash seems to be a casualty of this unfortunate circumstance, as his 19th NBA season is over before it has even begun.
Lets talk about the New York Knicks. By now, you all know that Phil Jackson fired Mike Woodson and hired Derek Fisher after failing to entice Steve Kerr to take the coaching job. You also know that the team’s roster still has plenty of familiar faces that played a role in what turned out to be a disastrous season last year, along with some key additions – most notably being Jose Calderon and Sam Dalembert. Carmelo Anthony, of course, re-signed with
Kevin Durant rolled in on a scooter and spoke with Oklahoma City media on Tuesday for the first time since his surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot, reiterating that he wouldn’t rush his return to the court.