SH Blog: Knicks To Pursue Kevin Love; Pelicans Sign Childress, Amundson; LeBron Not Happy With Teammates; Pacers Expect Granger Back This Week

As the NBA season kicks into high gear, two stories surfaced on Tuesday that should come as no surprise.  And of course, they are centering around none other than, traditionally, the leagues two most popular teams: the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers. In just two weeks, both teams who are annually expected to compete for a title, and at the very least, the playoffs, have turned into the leagues biggest trainwrecks.

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SH Blog: Emotional Nash out for minimum of two weeks, Gasol calls out D’Antoni’s fluctuating rotation

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It has been a tough road for Steve Nash since leaving the Phoenix Suns to join the Los Angeles Lakers last season. Aside from all the scrutiny his team has faced due to a lack of success with what was supposed to be a championship roster, he has not been the same player he once was since breaking his leg last season. When he did come back, his impact on the game diminished as he adjusted to playing next to Kobe Bryant

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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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SH Blog: Andrew Bynum feels little sharp pain in his knees, Sanders and Kaman unhappy with playing time

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There have been some real surprising early returns to begin the season, starting with Andrew Bynum and Russell Westbrook. No one expected the center back any time soon, and Westbrook was supposed to be out for at least the first month of the season. Or was he? See what the point guard had to say about the timetable for his return, how Bynum’s knees have been feeling since his return, what LeBron James is set to accomplish and more below. STORY

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SH Blog: Wade says Heat “got a little comfortable”; Bradley Beal says he’s a “victim” of bad body language

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It’s been a very erratic start to the season, and mildly intriguing stories are popping up everywhere. The Sixers and Pacers are off to flying starts. I wonder which one will last. The Heat and Wizards, conversely, have struggled. I wonder which is more likely to turn it around. The Bulls have could probably be getting more out of Derrick Rose. Michael Carter-Williams and Anthony Davis have been really, really good so far in the young season. Max Ogden writes about it.

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The Numbers Say… Anthony Davis, Michael Carter-Williams Continue Torrid Starts

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Five days into the 2013-14 NBA regular season, two players continue to dominate to the point that the record books have taken notice. Surprisingly, it’s not LeBron James and Kevin Durant, or even Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard, for that matter. It’s Anthony Davis and Michael Carter-Williams. Davis, a second-year power forward for the New Orleans Pelicans, has been dominating on both ends of the floor. Carter-Williams, a rookie point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, has been doing the same, but in

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10 Fun Facts From Last Night’s NBA Games

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On Day 5 of the 2013-14 NBA regular season, 16 teams were in action in eight total games. One was decided by three points, many were blowouts and a number of different teams received breakout performances from their stars. Here’s everything you need to know about last night’s NBA games.

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Bauman: Rose unveils newest trick against rival Knicks on Halloween

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CHICAGO — It was Halloween night, and Derrick Rose took the court in front of the capacity home crowd fans before a regular season game for the first time in over a year and a half. Peering down from the six championship banners of the Jordan era, all felt right for the folks in downtown Chicago as their star fittingly was the last player announced during player introductions. After all, this is where Rose belongs: It’s his Chicago Bulls team.

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