Rookie Rankings, Week 6: Injuries Hurt Development, Too

Jabari Parker

When looking at the lottery picks of the 2014 NBA draft, it’s almost easier to list those who are healthy than those who are not. The torn ACL suffered this week by No. 2 pick Jabari Parker was devastating news for the Milwaukee Bucks, who have been surprisingly competitive throughout the first third of the season, currently 6th in the East, and appeared to have the Rookie of the Year favorite in their starting lineup. But Parker’s injury also continued a trend among the most

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Photo of the Day: Bulls Rookies at Bowling Night

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The Chicago Bulls were enjoying their time off on Tuesday night after a loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. The team took part in some group therapy bowling to help ease the pain. Rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic spent some time snapping photos in their snazzy Bulls bowling shirts. Benny the Bull, the Bulls mascot, also spent some time at the bowling alley with the team. I’m pretty sure things got weird.

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Rookie Rankings, Week 5: Young Wolves Showing Some Bite

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Which team has the best rookie duo this season? Coming out of the draft, you had to like the Chicago Bulls, who traded into the lottery to grab Doug McDermott and finally signed Nikola Mirotic. But while Mirotic has been a pretty steady contributor, McBuckets might need a new nickname – like McD-League. The Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic each had two first-round picks that looked like they might be able to crack the rotation. But James Young has been

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Fantasy Spin: Pelicans & Clippers Must-Watch

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I hope you Beat the Pro — our own Chris Sheridan — last night for an easy two bucks and a share of the $50,000 prize money. The boss finished in 5,568th place to earn a $4 payout and is satisfied with his performance. “Hey, I picked Dirk on his worst night of the season, I got beat by more than 5,000 people, and I still doubled my money. That is why I love DraftKings.”

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Rookie Rankings, Week 4: Parker Keeps Things in Perspective

Jabari Parker

When Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker learned he had won Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for November, he wasn’t planning any celebrations. “It’s all good and dandy,” said Parker, who averaged 12.2 points and 5.9 rebounds for the surprisingly competitive Bucks. “I’m not trying to be disrespectful or ungrateful, but it’s only one month. “It’s just because I’m insecure, that’s all. … That’s the honest truth. You may not be able to brag about the same things a month (later).” Parker’s honesty

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Photo of the Day: Nikola Mirotic Forgets How to Walk

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Okay, obviously a grown man who is also a professional basketball player didn’t literally forget how to walk. However, Nikola Mirotic was embarrassed and abused by Kemba Walker on Wednesday night when the Bulls matched up against the Hornets. There were a couple instances where Walker made him look silly, but there’s one series in particular that “Niko” would like to forget altogether. If you haven’t seen the whole sequence of this play yet, please take a look and enjoy the

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SH Blog: Carmelo Anthony explains why he passed on Chicago, Kobe Bryant says him having no patience is a misunderstanding

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Remember that time in the summer when Carmelo Anthony had the chance to join a team that was basically tailor-made for him? Hint: it’s not the floundering team he’s with right now. The answer: it was the Chicago Bulls, and they wanted the small forward badly to potentially create one of the most devastating teams in the entire NBA. Unfortunately, they couldn’t pay him the money necessary to bring him in (technically, no one could except you know who), and Anthony ultimately

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Rookie Rankings, Week 3: Wiggins Making a Push on Parker

Andrew Wiggins

There was a bit of NBA history made in the Milwaukee-Minnesota game Wednesday. The matchup was billed as the first meeting between Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker, the top two picks in the 2014 draft. But for the first time, four teenagers played in the same game. The Bucks had Parker and second-year forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Timberwolves had Wiggins and fellow rookie Zach LaVine. Not only did all four teenyboppers play, they all started. And not only did they all

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