Scotto: Durant to Wizards Unlikely; Wittman and Grunfeld Imperiled

Durant USA

Remember when a potential homecoming for Kevin Durant with the Washington Wizards was the buzz around the league? It wasn’t all that long ago, and it seemed more than plausible, for rational reasons. Free agents sometimes want a new start; players sometimes want to return closer to their hometowns; teams that are one superstar away from being legit contenders can sometimes get that superstar of their dreams. That was the plan that drove the Wizards’ thinking for the past 12 months … if not

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DraftKings Advice: How To Build Tonight’s Team Around Hassan Whiteside; Win $10,000 Free

Hassan Whiteside

Once again we zero in on Sacramento for DFS purposes. The Kings aren’t very interested in defense and DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) won’t play tonight. The red-hot Hassan Whiteside $8700 was our top pick on Wednesday and although the Heat lost, his 18 points, 17 rebounds and seven blocks certainly helped fantasy owners in both daily and traditional formats. [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Night: John Wall happy for a win against the 76ers but critical of one part of his game

John Wall

The Washington Wizards have hardly been talked about this season, and that’s unfortunate for John Wall, who has had a career year in terms of overall production from an individual standpoint. The reason the Wizards aren’t talked about is simple: they’ve been stuck in mediocrity all season long and are just 33-35 while trailing by 1 1/2 games in the standings behind the Chicago Bulls for the final playoff spot in the East as of Friday. They’re knocking on the door for

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Sprung: Portland Surging With Elite Lillard-McCollum Backcourt

Blazers

After losing four starters and their sixth man over the summer, it seems so unlikely insane that the Portland Trail Blazers are currently tied for the sixth seed in the Western Conference. The reason why Portland is the hottest team in the league aside from Golden State is the play of its backcourt of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, which has quickly become one of the league’s elite guard pairings.  The Blazers have now won 10 of their last 12 and

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