SH Blog: Russell Westbrook suffers broken hand, Kobe calls Dwight ugly names, Josh Smith says Faried is scared of him

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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

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SH Blog: Melo admits Knicks will never know the Triangle all the way, Blatt doesn’t like expectations set on Cleveland

Carmelo Anthony

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

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SH Blog: Kawhi Leonard Contract Talks Stall, Cleveland to Extend Varejao?

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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

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SH Blog: Oladipo out for a month; NBA teams make final roster cuts

Victor Oladipo, Gal Mekel

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

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SH Blog: Phil Jackson does player evaluation of his roster, Blake Griffin accused of bitchslapping a clubgoer

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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

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