Fantasy Spin: Spurs Might Rest Stars

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Why would the Spurs bother using their veterans in Philadelphia? Assume that Tim Duncan $8600, Tony Parker $7200 and Manu Ginobili $4900 will be rested, avoid using them in daily lineups and be sure to check for news later in the day to confirm my suspicions.

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SH Blog: LeBron Calls Cavs “Fragile”, Anthony Davis Explodes for Career-High 43 Points

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It’s been a tumultuous week for the Cleveland Cavaliers. After a solid four-game win streak against teams like the New Orleans Pelicans and Atlanta Hawks, the script has been flipped in Northeast Ohio. The Cavs are now on a four-game losing streak. An ugly losing streak. At times, we’ve seen glimpses of the brilliance of coach David Blatt’s offense. Unfortunately, at the same time, we’ve seen a nonexistent defense and a let’s-stand-around-and-watch-someone-dribble offense.

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Fantasy Spin: Run, DMC

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Monday was a strange night in the NBA. The lowly Nuggets, blown out the day before, shocked the previously red-hot Cavs in Cleveland. Pau Gasol (calf) and Derrick Rose (hamstring) didn’t play, but the Bulls beat the Clippers anyway, thanks to Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler.

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Five Things To Watch: Utah Jazz

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Perhaps no team in the NBA has moved on from its past and looked toward its future more than the Utah Jazz. Virtually all of the ties to the great Jazz teams of the 1990s are gone. In their place are a rookie coach and a starting lineup that figures to have no one older than 24. The Jazz won’t be much better than last season, when they lost 57 games, their most since arriving in Salt Lake City from New Orleans

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PODCAST: Winless and Hapless, Jazz Now a Targeted Team

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It is never a good thing to have a zero in your record at this point of the NBA season — unless, of course, that zero is in the loss column. For the Utah Jazz, that goose egg is in the win column — and nobody wants to be the first team to lose to them. So as tough as things have already been, they are about to get tougher for Tyrone Corbin’s young team. That topic, and plenty more from around the

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SH Blog: Howard says everyone should get over his departure from LA, Barkley says STAT has lost his talent

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We’ve heard plenty about the issues Dwight Howard had with Kobe Bryant over the summer, and why he wasn’t happy playing with the demanding superstar. With the center back in town to face the Los Angeles Lakers – he already heard plenty of boos while playing in Staples Center against the Los Angeles Clippers this past Monday – perhaps it’s finally time to close this chapter of his story for good, for both himself and everyone else around the league. STORY

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Sprung: Alec Burks tries to grow along with young Jazz

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BROOKLYN – Through three regular season games, Alec Burks led the Utah Jazz in points per game (18.0), two-point field goal percentage among players who took at least one shot per game (57.6), offensive rating (107), win shares, win shares per 48 minutes (.131) and PER (19.2). Sounds like someone who should start for a rebuilding team like the Jazz, no? Yet the 12th overall in the 2011 draft has yet to start a game in his NBA career. Why? “He’s deserved to start

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