SH Blog: Dirk Nowitzki’s knee acting up, Deron Williams did not want King to wait on Howard

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The Western Conference, as we’ve become accustomed to, is once again stacked with playoff-level teams. This means one or more of those teams will miss the playoffs due to the level of competition, even if they end up with a winning record. The Mavericks could end up being one of those teams if Dirk Nowitzki, who has a swollen knee that has yet to improve, misses an extended period of time this season. See how the sharp-shooting big man plans

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Tweet of the Night: Wilson Chandler

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@ I let em know that you will be an All Star either this or next season. Let's get it. Winning plus producing.
@JalenRose
JALEN ROSE
You already know, I won't have it any other way! Love big homie @
@wilsonchandler
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Tweet of the Night goes to Wilson Chandler, who agreed with and appreciated Jalen Rose for believing that he is good enough to become an All Star within the next two years. Chandler was somewhat walking the path of an eventual All Star, improving his scoring in each of his first four seasons with the New York Knicks, topping out at 16.4 points. However, he joined a deep Denver team and saw his scoring dip to 12.5 points before

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SH Blog: Rockets trade with Bucks, Pau Gasol on the block, Bulls unlikely to make moves

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The Houston Rockets have dominated the off-season thus far with two trades in two days, as they continue to gain assets in hopes to make some blockbuster deals. Find out who they traded and what they plan to do, who the Warriors want and don’t want, Pau Gasol rumors, update on Knicks players plus much more in today’s news:After trading away Chase Budinger yesterday, the Rockets made another trade today, from Adrian Wojnarowski: “The Houston Rockets have traded center Samuel Dalembert

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News, Notes, and Rumors from around the NBA: May 1, 2012.

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NEWSA league source said Tuesday afternoon that New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire is expected to miss the remainder of the Knicks’ first-round series with the Miami Heat after badly cutting his hand hitting a fire extinguisher case in a hallway of American Airlines Arena after Miami’s 104-94 Game 2 victory. The Denver Nuggets say forward Wilson Chandler is expected to be ready by the start of training camp next season after undergoing surgery to repair a labral tear in his

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News, Notes, and Rumors from around the NBA: April 18, 2012.

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NEWSThe Celtics are playing without Rajon Rondo after he hurt his back in Boston’s game against New York the previous night Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler needs surgery to repair a labral tear in his left hip and is done for the season. Baron Davis missed the Knicks’ game at New Jersey on Wednesday night because of a stomach virus and was replaced in the starting lineup by Mike Bibby. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says the team’s leading scorers Derrick Rose and

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Fantasy Spin: Friday March 23

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There’s another Freeroll tonight on DraftStreet. Even if you haven’t been following my daily adventures there (scroll to the bottom of this page) you should give it a try. Just click the link to enter. Bragging rights against Chris Sheridan are valuable enough, but there’s also $350 in cash prizes and it’s completely free to enter. You just have to pick eight players who fit under a $100,000 salary cap. The rules are easy; winning is a challenge. Thursday Recap LAC @

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Fantasy Spin: Wednesday March 21

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Chris Bosh is on a roll. His 29 points on 12-16 shooting, plus 8 REB and a couple of STL, led the Heat to an exciting, come-from-behind win over the inspired Suns. LeBron James was shaken up twice but stayed in the game and finished with 20. Though Dexter Pittman got his first start because Joel Anthony has a sore ankle, he played less than 14 minutes while Udonis Haslem (15 & 9) got most of the work. Grant Hill led

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Tonight’s best game: Dallas at Denver

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The race for playoff positioning is a day-to-day adventure in the ultra competitive Western Conference, and two teams in the thick of it all look to gain ground against each other — despite some separation in Sheridan’s most recent Power Rankings. The Dallas Mavericks — on a three-game winning streak including an impressive win over the Spurs — look to snap their seven-game road skid as they visit the Denver Nuggets in Monday’s best game. It has been a tale of home

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