SH Blog: Kobe Bryant sounds off on Pau Gasol, Nash status still uncertain

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Here’s something you may not have expected to hear after the first 17 games of the NBA season: the Lakers are 8-9, two games back from the Golden State Warriors in the standings. Why do the Warriors keep winning games, despite missing their main defensive weapons in Andrew Bogut and Brandon Rush? David Lee spoke with us to explain his team’s success on Sheridan Hoops Radio on Monday. What does it mean for the Lakers, who many expected would dominate and even

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SH Blog: Carmelo Anthony is outrun by Glen Davis in a “Top 10 Play”

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If you missed the six games that were played on Tuesday night, you didn’t exactly miss a whole lot in terms of highlights. As you can see in the clip, there was a lot left to be desired in the list of top 10 plays. They also somehow left off the clutch three-point shot by Danny Green, which ended up being the game-winner for the Spurs against the Lakers. Getting back to the Top 10 list, take a good look at “highlight”

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Knicks Beat the Heat; Harden Stays Hot

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What would James Harden do for an encore? How about a career-high 45 points? On deadly shooting (14-19 from the floor and 15-17 from the line, the newest Rocket led his team to a road win over Atlanta. Jeremy Lin provided excellent support with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, and while Omer Asik was scoreless on seven shots, he grabbed 19 boards. Patrick Patterson (9 PTS, 7 REB) made his first start at PF, with backup Marcus Morris

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SH Blog: Andrew Bynum shut down until pain in knee is gone, Wade says Heat’s weakness is size

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When the 76ers acquired Andrew Bynum from the Los Angeles Lakers, the team and its fans showed unreal support for the center and treated him like a rock star as they expected big things – in a franchise altering way. What they probably did not expect or anticipate, however, was the possible acquisition of damaged goods. This is not to say that Bynum is significantly injured, but he has already missed the entire preseason due to pain in his knee and

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Big Baby scores 27; K. Irving 11-for-11 on FTs; Redick’s value up

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NBA news changes every day, but the Spin format is consistent. If one item has a huge fantasy impact, it leads. Then we look at the previous night’s games for anything (positive or negative) that might help you prepare for a draft or manage your team. Next is a preview of tonight’s NBA games, in a speculative mode, pointing out what to watch for. That segment becomes even more important when the games count; it will include a few tips. Finally, we mention

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Tweet of the Day: Josh Robbins

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Glen Davis: “The thing we’re going to miss most about Dwight is his farting ability.” — Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) October 2, 2012 OK, this is a cheap laugh. But it also isn’t. Infamous “Pull my finger” Sports Illustrated cover You see, Dwight’s affinity for flatulence is well-chronicled, and there is a reason why he is holding out his finger in this Sports Illustrated cover photo. It is an inside joke I’m sure almost all of you know well. So we’ll close

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Fantasy Spin: September 29, 2012 – Part II

Southeast Division Fantasy Preview Part II In Part 1, we covered the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks. In Part II, we look at the Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards and Charlotte Bobcats. Orlando Magic “Incompetence is the world’s greatest cloak for corruption.” I heard this quote on a local radio talk show discussing the referee situation in the NFL. I wish I knew the guest so I could properly credit him. It stuck with me as a perfect explanation for what may be going

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Fantasy Spin: September 23, 2012

Orlando Magic Media Day

Sunday is a good time to catch up on items of interest in the world of fantasy hoops. As a nod to Mike D’Antoni, one of fantasy’s greatest coaches, we’re calling this Seven Topics or Less. There’s even homework. Be sure to study yesterday’s excellent advice on strategy by Jeff Nichols. Over the next few weeks, readers will learn exactly how to take advantage of loopholes in common formats, categories and rules. There will be a test — in your draft

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