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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Basketball

Lakers coaches pull trade deadline prank on Jordan Hill

The NBA’s trade deadline has come and gone. Some players who were expected to be traded changed cities, like Goran Dragic and Reggie Jackson. Others who heard their names mentioned in rumors stayed put. Among the latter group is Jordan Hill. While Hill is still a member of the Lakers, for a few brief moments…Read More

Jerry Krause: Phil Jackson took Knicks job ‘for the money’

Former Chicago Bulls GM Jerry Krause says there is only one reason Phil Jackson took the Knicks job. Check that: He believes there are $60 million reasons Phil took the job. Krause, who was GM of the Bulls during Phil’s successful tenure as the team’s coach in the ’90s (and has a testy relationship with…Read More

Reggie Jackson ‘cried tears of joy’ after finding out he was traded

Among the flurry of NBA activity on Thursday was Reggie Jackson being traded from the Thunder to the Pistons. With Jackson due to be a restricted free agent at the end of the season, the chances of him returning to Oklahoma City to continue being a backup to Russell Westbrook were essentially nonexistent. An opportunity…Read More

Miami Heat pull off trade for Goran Dragic

The Miami Heat pulled off one of the biggest moves prior to the NBA trade deadline Thursday. The Heat acquired Goran Dragic from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Danny Granger, Justin Hamilton and two first-round draft picks. Dragic was arguably the best player available on the market this week and will give the Heat…Read More

Jerome Kersey died from blood clot

Beloved longtime Portland Trail Blazers forward Jerome Kersey died Wednesday because of a blood clot that broke, medical officials announced Thursday. Dr. Larry Lewman of the Oregon state medical examiner’s office shared the news with The Oregonian and says a blood clot from Kersey’s left calf broke loose, traveled to his lungs and clogged his…Read More

Isaiah Thomas traded to Celtics for Marcus Thornton and draft pick

Isaiah Thomas’ run in Phoenix will be a short one. Thomas, who was signed to a four-year, $28 million contract over the offseason, has been traded by the Suns to the Boston Celtics, according to reports. The Suns will get Marcus Thornton and a 2016 first-round pick from Boston in return. The 2016 pick is…Read More

Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis, Miles Plumlee traded to Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks are loading up as they prepare to make a playoff push. The Bucks worked a multi-team, multi-player deal before Thursday’s deadline that netted them Michael Carter-Williams from the Philadelphia 76ers as well as Miles Plumlee and D-Leaguer Tyler Ennis from Phoenix, David Aldridge reports. The Bucks are trading Brandon Knight to Phoenix…Read More

Enes Kanter to Thunder, Kendrick Perkins to Jazz in trade

The Oklahoma City Thunder did not get Brook Lopez from the Nets, but they are getting a developing big man. The Thunder reportedly acquired Enes Kanter from the Utah Jazz as part of a three-team trade Thursday. OKC will send center Kendrick Perkins and his expiring contract to Utah in the deal. The Pistons are…Read More

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