SH Blog: Kevin Love likely to “look around” this summer; Celtics, Rockets, Lakers among options

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Kevin Love is expected to seriously study the free-agent market this summer and consider leaving the Cavaliers after one year with the franchise, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. “He’s got options,” the Yahoo! Sports NBA insider said in a radio appearance on The Jason McIntyre Show on Yahoo! Sports Radio. “He could stay another year [by not opting out] and go into free agency next year. “But he’s had injuries, and he might just want to sign a four-year deal somewhere else,”

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SH Blog: Thibodeau, Jeff Van Gundy connected to Pelicans job

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With all due respect to Marc Gasol and Greg Monroe, this summer’s most coveted free agent might not be a player at all. And he might not even get to free agency. The relationship between Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls’ front office has deteriorated to the point where it’s widely expected, almost assumed, that he won’t coach another game for Chicago. But there’s been no public word on that front. Here’s K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune on Thibs and the

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SH Blog: Pat Beverley attempted return for West Finals; Magic prioritize Tom Thibodeau for vacancy

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Was an unexpected comeback ever in the works for injured Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley in the Western Conference Finals? It depends who you believe. Rockets’ officials, including head coach Kevin McHale and general manager Daryl Morey, consistently stuck with the company line that he’s out for the entire playoffs, which the Rockets first said on March 30 after Beverley opted for surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left, non-shooting wrist. But Beverley himself has had other ideas. In April, he told Mark Berman

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SH Blog: What’s next for Marc Gasol, Paul Pierce, Tom Thibodeau after playoff exits?

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The dust has settled on three great series, with three of the NBA’s toughest teams headed home. And each of those teams now has to turn their attention to the future, and what the future holds for the Bulls, Grizzlies and Wizards is still a little murky. Memphis, for instance, could lose its best player. Marc Gasol is a pending free agent, and Phil Jackson has long been rumored to be willing to back up James Dolan’s metaphorical Brinks truck for

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SH Blog: Kyrie Irving to play through injuries to both legs; Pelicans fire Monty Williams

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Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving is set to play in tonight’s crucial Game 5 between the Cavaliers and Bulls despite injuries to both of his legs. Irving’s right foot has been strained since Game 2 of Cleveland’s first round series against Boston, and now he’s said to be truggling with tendinitis in his left knee after overcompensating for the sore right foot. From Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com: “If the consideration is now, then, I mean, I should have been sitting out maybe about

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SH Blog: Grit and grind Grizzlies go 2-1 up on Warriors

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Two days. Two banked-in buzzer-beaters. That’s about as crazy as it gets. And then you realize that all four favorites are down 2-1 in this second round. The next week or so is going to be good. Get ready. Some of these early-series results haven’t been entirely unexpected: the Cavs’ floor-spacing takes a huge hit without Kevin Love, the Hawks looked unconvincing in getting by the Nets, and the Clippers just look like a team of destiny right now. But while pretty

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SH Blog: Thibodeau assistant feared Bulls bugged his office; Spurs could deal Tiago Splitter for cap room

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The Bulls are continuing to win playoff games, yet the behind-the-scenes drama involving the front office and head coach Tom Thibodeau continues to escalate. In an Adrian Wojnarowski column filed after Chicago’s Game 1 win in Cleveland, the Yahoo! reporter says management still “can’t wait to rid itself” of Thibodeau. Furthermore, Wojnarowski cited some fairly disturbing examples of the lengths to which the relationship between the coaching staff and front office has been broken. In one such case, an assistant coach actually feared his

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SH Blog: NBA players react to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

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In a bout over five years in the making, Floyd Mayweather got a huge unanimous decision win over Manny Pacquiao. Seemingly everyone in the world was watching the fight, which, of course, meant most of the NBA was tuned in as well. Here’s what some players had to say:Don’t wanna see anything other than #MayweatherPacquiao in my timeline.. — Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) May 3, 201532-11 in the last 2 rounds punches landed floyd over paq what are yall talking about —

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