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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DraftKings Advice: I Like Julius Randle; Win $4,000 Free

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Once again, a variety of NBA weekend start times will affect daily fantasy play at DraftKings. All Day contests at 3:30 EST include the Bulls and Clippers. The largest pools close at 6:00, spanning the other six games, then there’s Turbo (7:00) and Late (8:00) action on two games each. [Read more…]

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DraftKings Advice: I Like Damian Lillard; Win $50,000 Free

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Hope you cashed at DraftKings last night; our top pick DeMarcus Cousins $11000 was the key to riches in DFS, with a career-high 56 points in an overtime loss. Congratulations to “rickyledo,” who also used Jrue Holiday, Trevor Ariza, Rodney Hood, Karl-Anthony Towns, Jeremy Lin, Marvin Williams and Spencer Hawes to win $100,000 for just three bucks. [Read more…]

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Bernucca: Picking The All-Star Reserves

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This week, while NBA coaches pick the All-Star reserves, the NBA will pick the All-Star coaches. Neither task is as easy. David Blatt’s dismissal as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers has added a bizarre twist to next month’s All-Star Game in Toronto. The Cavs have the best record in the Eastern Conference, which means their staff was on track to coach the East All-Stars. But Blatt has been replaced by Tyronn Lue, who will coach just five games before the deadline of

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Sheridan: Billy King ruined the Nets … In NJ and Brooklyn

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First, a disclaimer: I like Billy King. He has always treated me well, has always been friendly and helpful, and he was truly one of the NBA’s most gracious men. But now let’s get to the heart of the matter: Billy King was a terrible, terrible general manager. One of the worst in league history. His temporary replacement — an empty chair — will do a better job than King did. And his eventual successor will need one essential qualification — masochist

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