Tweet of the Night: Bill Simmons lists his First Team All-NBA candidates so far

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The Golden State Warriors are 20-0 after beating the Charlotte Hornets on the road on Wednesday, and one takeaway from that is the fact that somehow, a quarter of the season has already passed by us. Of course, there is still a lot of basketball left ahead and plenty of questions continue to linger: can teams like the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans, Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks salvage what has turned out to be a disastrous beginning? They are all on

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Tweet of the Night: Bill Simmons zings Vivek Ranadive, critizes Sacramento Kings roster

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There was bound to be trouble in Sacramento sooner or later with so many volatile personalities on the team, and it appears as though that point has come much sooner than anyone may have expected. After the Sacramento Kings lost at home to the San Antonio Spurs 106-88, DeMarcus Cousins stated the following to reporters:Cousins says there are some internal issues going on with the Kings right now that have to be handled. — James Ham (@James_Ham) November 10, 2015“We’ve got some issues in-house

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Tweet of the Night: Bill Simmons breaks down the Los Angeles Clippers

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The Los Angeles Clippers entered Wednesday’s contest against the Golden State Warriors with a perfect 4-0 record and had plenty to be optimistic about how their season has gone so far. Optimism has a way of going out the window when you lose, though, and that’s what happened to the Clippers after falling to Stephen Curry and the Warriors 112-108. The contest went down to the wire for the Clippers despite taking a 10-point lead half way through a momentum-shifting fourth quarter. Blake

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Tweet of the Night: Bill Simmons zings the Los Angeles Lakers

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The Los Angeles Lakers hoped to see a sign of hope for the future after drafting D’Angelo Russell with the second overall pick, seeing the return of last season’s lottery pick Julius Randle from injury, the development of Jordan Clarkson, and of course, the return of a healthy Kobe Bryant.  [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Night: Bill Simmons overly excited about Derrick Williams’ big game for the New York Knicks

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No one really thought much of the New York Knicks signing former No. 2 pick Derrick Williams over the summer as a free agent and in fact, some wondered how his particular skill sets would fit in a Triangle system. Williams isn’t an efficient offensive player, doesn’t exactly space the floor (career mark of 30.1 percent from beyond the arc),  isn’t known for moving the ball, and certainly isn’t known as a defensive presence. With Phil Jackson looking to rebuild the

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Tweet of the Night: Bill Simmons questions whether Aldridge is worth it for Spurs, players react to Day 3 of free agency

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Slowly but surely, the free agent market is starting to dry out with over 40 signings in the first three days of the free agency period. Further significant signings occurred on Friday with the biggest deal going down for DeAndre Jordan, who decided to bolt the Los Angeles Clippers to join the Dallas Mavericks for four years on an $80 million contract. Other significant and relevant deals included the following: Tobias Harris agreed to stay in Orlando for a four-year, $64 million

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Tweet of the Night: Bill Simmons describes Steve Ballmer’s reaction to DeAndre Jordan’s missed free throws in Game 5

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DeAndre Jordan has been instrumental for the Los Angeles Clippers all season long – particularly on the defensive end – but his inability to hit free throws against the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs could be detrimental enough to cost his team the series if he continues to stay on the floor while Gregg Popovich employs the Hack-A-Jordan strategy. [Read more…]

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