PODCAST: Scotto on All-Star Snubs, Blake Griffin and Trades

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Guards Jeff Teague and Tyreke Evans have been added to the list of difference makers available on the NBA’s trade market with the deadline less than three weeks away. The trade market is loaded with forwards such as Rudy Gay, Ryan Anderson, Markieff Morris, Terrence Jones and Corey Brewer. Trades talks will heat up closer to All-Star Weekend in two weeks when all the general managers are on hand. Three players who won’t be making the trip are Damian Lillard, Pau Gasol and

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Bernucca: If Anthony Davis Was a Top-Five Player, Wouldn’t the Pelicans Be Better?

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Can we now stop pretending that Anthony Davis is the second coming of Wilt Chamberlain? Can we now stop with the hyperbolic declarations that Davis is going to own the NBA in two years or that Davis is going to make the New Orleans Pelicans a perennial title contender? Can we now stop calling Davis a top-five player? Top-five players elevate teams by themselves. Top-five players assure their teams of 50 wins and playoff berths, regardless of circumstances. Top-five players don’t say, “We

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Tweet of the Night: Jamal Crawford wants to see DeAndre Jordan and Monta Ellis make it to the All-Star game

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As crazy as this sounds, we are already approaching the half-way mark of the NBA season, and that means the All-Star game is right around the corner. The latest All-Star game voting returns were released on Thursday, with not much having changed since the second returns. The starters seem to be virtually set, which means it’s time to discuss who gets in as reserves (I wrote about some of the top candidates here, which included Draymond Green). Players around the league are

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Tweet of the Night: Draymond Green’s mother believes her son would be an All-Star if it wasn’t a popularity contest

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Is Draymond Green worth picking as an All-Star reserve this year? By the typical numbers alone, there is no chance that the starting power forward of the Golden State Warriors would make the exclusive team: he is averaging 12.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting from the field, 1.5 3-pointers on 34.1 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.5 blocks and two turnovers. Actually, those numbers aren’t exactly shabby. According to basketball-reference.com, there are only two other players in NBA history

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Tweet of the Day: Reggie Miller’s Niece Missing

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Monday saw more media days across the NBA, however the most important news seems to have come from a member of the NBA media. Reggie Miller, former Indiana Pacers All-Star guard, 2012 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and current TNT on NBA analyst, shared the concerning news that his niece, Nikki Miller, has gone missing. Nikki, 16, is the daughter of Darrell Miller, the elder brother to both Reggie and Cheryl. She went missing from her home in Yorba Linda,

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Tweet of the Day: Blake Griffin, VIZIO Team Up For ‘Slam Dunk Poetry’

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If you’re looking for some quick and easy entertainment, look no further. Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin and VIZIO (the electronics company) have collaborated and blessed the internet with some unique ‘Slam Dunk Poetry.‘ My newest hobby… mouthguard, bobblehead and tearaway pants… Like you’ve never seen them before. http://t.co/7EzmQv0XIs #slamdunkpoetry — Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) September 15, 2014 Just me reading my Slam Dunk Poetry. To a crowd. And my bobblehead. Pretty normal Monday. Not weird at… http://t.co/UMdbEijkwJ — Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) September 15,

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Tweet of the Day: LeBron James Enticed By Vegas “King of the Hill”

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This isn’t your child’s game of King of the Hill. No sir. No m’am. This is grown man, elite athlete, basketball “King of the Hill.” A game of one-on-one involving three players. It starts with Player 1 trying to score on Player 2. If he succeeds, Player 2 exits the floor and Player 3 takes over on defense. If Player 2 manages to prevent Player 1 from scoring, Player 1 exits and Player 2 moves to offense to try to score on Player

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