Sheridan: Let’s Try to Trade Waiters, Shumpert, Turner and Deng

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Trades happen. And when they happen, good things can follow. Need proof? How about Marcin Gortat’s 11-for-12 shooting performance Wednesday night? Granted, it came against the woeful Milwaukee Bucks. But Gortat is 17-for-20 in his last two games, and the Washington Wizards – who dealt the injured Emeka Okafor for him prior to the season – appear to be headed to the playoffs as they float near .500 in the woeful Eastern Conference – which has two, count ‘em, two! – teams

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PODCAST: Who is leading the MVP Race?

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We have had Paul George and Kevin Durant atop the first two editions of the SheridanHoops.com MVP rankings, and a new edition is coming out later today. Who is No. 1? You’ll have to wait and see, but a hint is given in this interview with Gordon Monson and Jake Scott on 1280 The Zone in Salt Lake City, where the topics of discussion included the Jazz defeating the Bulls to tie Milwaukee in the win column in Tankapalooze, the sorry state

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Tweet of the Night: Kobe Bryant defends the size of his two-year contract

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When it was announced that Kobe Bryant signed a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, Lakers fans around the world rejoiced. Despite not having seen him play since he tore his Achilles tendon in April, they couldn’t fathom the idea of losing the superstar they’ve known for two decades. Then they heard about the size of the contract, and all hell seemed to break loose on twitter. “He has no interest in winning if that’s what he’s asking for

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Lakers sign Bryant to two-year extension

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Kobe Bryant has signed a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, which means he likely will have a 20-year career. The Lakers did not announce financial terms. Bryant is the highest-paid player in the NBA this season, making $30.4 million. He and Michael Jordan are the only NBA players to make $30 million in one season. Bryant was eligible to receive 105 percent of his current salary, which would put his 2014-15 earnings at almost $32 million. However, reports out

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SH Blog: Kobe Could Return In November; Pierce Says Nets Are Angry; Nash May Contemplate Retirement

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We all knew it would be sooner rather than later. It always is with Kobe Bryant. As improbable as it was for him to tear his Achilles in April and return by the first month of the NBA season, here he is, practicing like he never left. In today’s story of the day, Kobe Bryant discusses why a November return is not out of the question. So really, why should we question him? 

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Forget the Jerseys. Check Out the Awesome NBA Christmas Commercial

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By now, you’ve probably already had a peek at the jerseys NBA players will be wearing on Christmas.Yes, they have sleeves. Now, if Santa leaves one of these under your tree, you may not be so happy. They are clearly not conventional jerseys, which remain incredibly popular. And they are not quite T-shirts, either. They are somewhere in between. The sleeved jerseys are unquestionably a marketing tool. In addition to being a new item that many fans believe they have to have,

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SH Blog: Knicks To Pursue Kevin Love; Pelicans Sign Childress, Amundson; LeBron Not Happy With Teammates; Pacers Expect Granger Back This Week

As the NBA season kicks into high gear, two stories surfaced on Tuesday that should come as no surprise.  And of course, they are centering around none other than, traditionally, the leagues two most popular teams: the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers. In just two weeks, both teams who are annually expected to compete for a title, and at the very least, the playoffs, have turned into the leagues biggest trainwrecks.

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