SH Blog: Nuggets lose JaVale McGee; Pierce and Garnett still don’t talk to Ray Allen

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Andrea BargnaniToday the Knicks got destroyed by the Spurs. The Spurs are still great, and the Knicks are missing Tyson Chandler, but this can’t say good things about the Knicks’ ability to stay near the top of the East.

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Scotto: Williams Holds Keys to Brooklyn’s Title Hopes

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It’s now or never for Deron Williams to prove he is worthy of being the $100 million face of the Brooklyn Nets.220px-Deron_Williams_Team_USA_(cropped)

Is Williams still an elite point guard? Is he a winner?

Or is he the reason his coaches are sent packing and his teams don’t quite measure up?

Despite a blockbuster trade to acquire Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, who have championship rings and 25 combined All-Star selections, it is Williams who holds the key to Brooklyn’s title hopes.

Consider this: Brooklyn is 28-4 when scoring over 100 points dating to last season. The winning formula has been established. The Nets win when Williams pushes the tempo as the floor general.

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The Numbers Say… Carter-Williams Makes History, D-12 Joins Houston’s Elite

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Carter-WilliamsFirst impressions are everything. For Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams, his first impression was a thorough domination of the defending NBA champion Miami Heat.

Carter-Williams finished his regular season debut with 22 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds and nine steals on 6-of-10 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 from the arc as the Sixers pulled off a shocking 114-110 upset. If you’re impressed by those numbers, don’t stand up just yet – Carter-Williams was so good that he will sweep you right back off of your feet.

MCW set an NBA record for steals in a first career appearance. The old mark was six.

Furthermore, Carter-Williams posted the highest number of assists in a career debut since 1985-86. It’s the second-highest mark for any player making their career debut in NBA history.

SH Blog: Faried on the block? Deron Williams close to recovered; Durant and Wade continue beef

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Kenneth FariedWe are officially one week out from the start of the NBA regular season, and while team and season previews continue to fly in, there is an abundance of real news (and rumors) happening now. Let’s take a look around the league at the most pressing stories.

We’re heading out to Denver for the story of the day, as Grantland’s Zach Lowe reports in his season preview that he has been informed that the Nuggets have been shopping their electric forward, Kenneth Faried: 

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SH Blog: Bynum Could Be Back For Opener; Shumpert & Noah Injured

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PHI_Bynum_AndrewWhile the preseason is largely about players avoiding injuries so that they can suit up for the regular season, there are always the select few that are working to recover from injuries.

Nobody has entered the preseason with high expectations for Andrew Bynum — newly acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers — in his recovery from chronic knee injuries. After all, it’s been how long now since we’ve seen him play? 

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