It’s a quiet Sunday in the NBA — only three games — on the eve of a busy holiday Monday. There are two start times at DraftKings; contests at 3:30 EST include the Pelicans game in Toronto, where Anthony Davis $11200 (toe) remains questionable. You can also play at 6:00, focusing on just two games.
No, this site’s founder and publisher is not a masochist. If you joined DraftKings from a Sheridan Hoops link — or sign up today — and finish ahead of Chris Sheridan in tonight’s $55,000 Layup, your account will be credited with an extra $2.00, refunding your entry fee.
The rest must have helped. Kobe Bryant notched a triple-double (though only one turnover short of a less-spectacular quad-double) to lead the Lakers to a road victory.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-day tour of the United States. What was one of the first things they did besides getting off the airplane? They went to the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets game on Monday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It was their first NBA game. But, even before that, the Duke and Duchess were with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver celebrating the new community partnership between the NBA and the Royal Foundation.
It’s Black Friday, so DraftKings has reduced prices to enter four of its biggest NBA contests. The $100K Crossover, normally $27 to enter, is “a steal at $25.99,” and the $20K Zone is “price slashed to $4.69” instead of the usual five bucks.
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
How will the Oklahoma City Thunder do without Kevin Durant for the first six to eight weeks of the season? It’s extremely hard to tell, considering Durant has missed a total of 16 regular season games over the course of his seven-year career, including just two over the last two seasons. Durant’s lone absence last season came on Jan. 24 in a 101-83 win over Boston in which Russell Westbrook did not play, either. With Durant sidelined by a Jones fracture in
Coming into the 2014-15 season, the Oklahoma City Thunder figure to continue to be one of the league’s true title contenders. What’s different? A big free agent signing, the continued development of young talent, and finally a change in the starting lineup. Should everything work out, this could be the strongest Thunder team ever. Hovering over this potential perfect storm is a world of doubt. The Thunder have remained contenders for three or four years now but still have little hardware