Eastern Conference

Catching Up with Tristan Thompson

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Suddenly, Tristan Thompson has become one of the most important pieces for the Cavaliers. On a team with a trio of All-Stars  — LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving — it’s the play of Thompson that is critical going forward if the team truly wants to compete for an NBA title.

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Pistons Unexpectedly Cut Smith from Roster

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The dismal pairing of the Detroit Pistons and Josh Smith has come to an abrupt termination Monday afternoon. A day after falling 110-105 in Brooklyn, dropping its record to 5-23 on the season, the team announced it waived Smith in an effort to turn its season around.

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Torn ACL Knocks Parker Out for Season

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The favorite to win Rookie of the Year honors in the most anticipated rookie class in a decade will have to sit out for the rest of the season. Milwaukee forward Jabari Parker tore his left ACL Monday night against the Suns. During a drive to the basket in the third quarter, his leg buckled awkwardly following a collision Phoenix …

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Hornets Already Looking to Move Stephenson

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Five months after agreeing to a three-year $27 million deal with Lance Stephenson, the Hornets are gauging the trade market to rid him from the roster. Monday marks the first time since he signed the deal that he is eligible to be dealt and reports have already surfaced about Charlotte being in contact with the Pacers and Nets about a …

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Oladipo Becoming a Franchise Player in Orlando

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A trio of free throws from Kyle Korver with just under three minutes left in the contest deflated a young Magic team that has crumbled in close games all season. When his free throws put Atlanta ahead 92-86, it seemed like numerous attempts to storm back into the game would fall short. Until Victor Oladipo demonstrated the poise in crunch-time Orlando has lacked all …

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Buzzer Beater from Harris Snaps Hawks’ Streak

Tobias Harris

ORLANDO- Tobias Harris is more than willing to give his teammates extra opportunities to make fun of him. The Magic trailed by one point and on a disjointed out of bounds play, a small slip from a defender enabled Harris enough space to launch the game-winning jumper as the buzzer sounded. 

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Hornets Hope Walker’s Buzzer Beater Sparks Turnaround

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The Hornets were four seconds away from losing their 11th consecutive game, plunging even further out of playoff contention after raising expectations in the off-season. In front of over 19,000 fans at Timer Warner Arena in Charlotte, Kemba Walker finally gave the home crowd a reason to cheer. 

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Catching Up with Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall

In three seasons, Kendall Marshall has already undergone a lifetime of experience in the NBA. The Suns selected the point guard out of North Carolina with 13th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Marshall struggled to find consistent minutes in a crowded Phoenix back court. The following summer, Marshall was dealt to the Wizards to help facilitate the deal for …

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Payton Embracing Leadership Role in Orlando

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Orlando’s search for a franchise point guard may have already concluded. After one year experimenting with Victor Oladipo, the second overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, at point guard, the Magic struck a deal on draft night last June to land Elfrid Payton, the best pure passer to enter the league in years. His 59 total assists rank as the …

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James Needs to Play Point Forward in Cleveland

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LeBron James made a pair of bold statements during the summer. The first was his announcement to return to the Cavaliers, hoping to bring the city of Cleveland its first title in any sport since 1964. Once he joined the team, the four-time MVP declared he would not be revising the role of point forward —  handling the ball and directing …

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