Bernucca: Thunder’s Big Problem is Jackson, Not Westbrook or Durant

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There were two pieces of bad news coming out of Loud City this weekend. And there was a disproportionate reaction to the wrong one. There was far too much hand-wringing to the news that Russell Westbrook will be joining fellow Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand. The Thunder are going to survive November without Durant and Westbrook. They have 14 games between now and Dec. 1, the projected earliest return for

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Tweet of the Day: Excitement for the 2014-15 NBA Season Abounds

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After months of waiting and a summer full of roster change and player movement, the dawn of the 2014-15 NBA regular season is now upon us. Play begins with three games Tuesday night. The New Orleans Pelicans host the Orlando Magic at 8 p.m. (EST). The game will air the local Fox Sports affiliates — FSNOLA and FS Florida, otherwise, you can find it on NBA League Pass. Meanwhile, the NBA on TNT crew will host a doubleheader, starting with the

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Tweet of the Night: Jared Dudley shows perfect way to deal with a troll, Kevin Durant shows stamp of approval

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When you’re a professional athlete (or anyone famous) with a countless number of people following you on Twitter, there is always the challenge of dealing with faceless trolls on a daily basis. Take this tweet, for example. @JaredDudley619 @Ra5ik yo Jared, you’re fucking trash bruh. That’s why they traded your bum ass away lmao — Master Wongton (@Ching_Ling666) August 29, 2014The troll, of course, is referring to the unexpected trade that sent Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Again, this kind of

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Tweet of the Night: Jared Dudley reacts after getting traded to the Milwaukee Bucks

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When the Los Angeles Clippers decided to trade Eric Bledsoe for Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick last summer, major contributions were expected from the two players. They had a simple job to take care of: space the floor and knock down open 3-pointers. When he wasn’t injured, Redick did his part and was a huge part of the team’s offensive schemes, averaging 15.2 points while knocking down 39.5 percent of his 3-pointers. For whatever reason, Dudley regressed badly last season, averaging just 6.9 points on

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SH Blog: Cavs introduce Kevin Love; Thunder trade Thabeet to Sixers; Clippers trade Dudley to Bucks

There is a famous old adage that states: good things come to those who wait. Everything came full-circle for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday afternoon, as a year and a half long process had finally been complete: the pursuit of Minnesota’s All-Star forward Kevin Love. Love was officially introduced as a member of the Cavaliers, and will team up with fellow All-Stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving to form, potentially, the most devastating trio in the NBA. 

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Tweet of the Day: Clippers Welcome Owner Steve Ballmer

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Less than half a day removed from WWE SummerSlam where former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar pummeled John Cena to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the Staples Center hosted a joyous event for the fans in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Clippers welcomed their new owner Steve Ballmer with a fan rally.

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Massive Twitter Reaction For Kentucky Final Four Victory

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Media pundits argue all of the time about which athletes contain the “clutch gene.” Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Ray Allen, Tom Brady, John Elway rank among the greats in the respective sports. Even players like Tim Tebow have garnered acclaim for playing big in the clutch moments. Kentucky Wildcats guard Aaron Harrison has proven himself to be a major “clutch” player with ice in his veins. For three games in-a-row heading into the NCAA National Championship game, he has hit the go-ahead three-point

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Tweet of the Night: Jared Dudley rips himself for being terrible all season long

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When the Los Angeles Clippers acquired J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley over the summer via trade, many around the league felt that the team surrounded Chris Paul and Blake Griffin with the perfect pieces: solid role players with exceptional touch from the outside to provide great spacing for both stars. Paul would pick defenses apart with so many options to choose from, while Griffin would have all the room he could ask for to operate in the low block. For the

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