Bernucca: For Derrick Rose, Image Becoming a Thorny Issue

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If Derrick Rose wants to sit out games because he doesn’t feel 100 percent healthy, that’s fine. If Rose wants to go to the coaching staff, training staff and management of the Chicago Bulls and develop some sort of maintenance program which allows him to sit out games from time to time, that’s fine, too. In fact, given what the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat have done with their aging stars over the last several seasons – and the success that

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Bernucca: Grading the Trades That Have Already Been Made

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Since training camp opened, there have been five significant trades involving 10 teams, 19 players and seven draft picks. The big winners have been a team that got rid of the highest scorer among the traded players and a team that acquired a player who has yet to play. The big loser has been a team that swears by analytics. Another way to look at it is like this: The biggest trades thus far have been the ones that haven’t been made

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Bernucca: Is LeBron Better than Jordan? Read This Before Answering

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Remember that streak of games hot-shooting LeBron James put together last February? Well, he’s doing it again. Much earlier in the season. And for a longer stretch. And if he keeps it up, it will become historic. Because since the ABA-NBA merger, no wing player or point guard has scored this much while shooting this well. Not Dr. J. Not even Michael Jordan. Yes, really. Through the first month of the season, James is third in the league in scoring at 26.2 points per

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SH Blog: Redick out six to eight weeks; Cavs to move Bennett to SF?

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Earlier tonight, I managed to catch a good deal of the Warriors-Kings game. It was a tough one to pick a rooting interest in: the Warriors have been “my team” since my family left Toronto in 1999 (for Baltimore, and I’m not going to root for a team from DC), but Greivis Vasquez is my favorite basketball player by a pretty wide distance, and I’ve grown accustomed to always rooting for Greivis’ team. Also, their new coach has a great

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Tweet of the Day: Derrick Williams Thanks Timberwolves, Fans On Way Out

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Not even a quarter of the way into the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves are making moves. In an effort to find a better fit for Rick Adelman’s rotation, the Wolves have shipped forward Derrick Williams to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for defensive specialist Luc Mbah a Moute. It could be said that Williams was being underutilized in Minnesota. Over the last 10 games, Williams made seven appearances, averaging 3.6 points and two rebounds in just over 10 minutes per game. On his

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SH Blog: Kobe says his two-year contract wasn’t a negotiation, Stoudemire rips Knicks for lack of ball movement

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Monday was a happy day for some, ominous for many others. Some big news broke early in the day about the status of Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant. The news on Rose was worse than expected, while some may consider the good news for Bryant not so good. See what all the ruckus was about below. DERRICK ROSE OUT FOR THE SEASON: After undergoing successful knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus, the Chicago Bulls declared that Rose would miss the remainder of

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Tweet of the Night: NBA Players’ Reactions to Thursday Night Games

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Russell Westbrook pulls up for three in the waning seconds against Golden State. You may think you know the biggest NBA fan…or, perhaps, you think you deserve that distinction yourself. Everyone has their moment, impassioned by the play of their favorite player(s) on their favorite team(s) while watching their favorite sport. Some fans are crazy and have fits of rage when their team doesn’t play to their expectations. Others, however, may be more subdued when facing . They’d

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Bernucca: No extensions will be best thing for Bledsoe, Vasquez

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When the deadline for contract extensions came and went Thursday night, point guards Eric Bledsoe and Greivis Vasquez didn’t get paid. But don’t shed any tears for them. Because when the summer rolls around, they will get their money. And it might be GMs Ryan McDonough of Phoenix and Pete D’Alessandro of Sacramento who are crying. As reluctant as McDonough and D’Alessandro may have been to pony up for point guards with plenty to prove, they should have done so. Both GMs are

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