Eastern Conference

Bulls Unsure of Gasol’s Status

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The final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference is still within reach for the Bulls, but the team is uncertain of just how involved All-Star forward Pau Gasol will be in the pursuit. Swelling in the right knee has forced the 35-year-old to miss five of Chicago’s last seven games, resulting in a 4-3 record and allowing the Pistons to …

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Catching Up with Jordan McRae

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Just 15 opportunities remain for Jordan McRae to latch on with the Cavaliers. Although Cleveland signed the 6-foot-6 guard to a multiyear contract earlier in the month, carving out a place in the NBA is a major challenge, even for a player fresh off setting a NBA Developmental League scoring record. McRae carried the Delaware 87ers to a 130-123 victory …

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Fantasy Focus: Gordon Rounding Out His Game

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A trip back out to the west coast has allowed Aaron Gordon to prove he is much more than a dunker. The fourth overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft played high school basketball in San Jose, and has shined during his return to the otherside of the country, posting a pair of 20 point-10 rebound double-doubles during the four …

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Fantasy Focus: The Return of Jimmy Butler

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Jimmy Butler needed just 34 minutes to prove he was ready to lead Chicago’s charge into the post season. A sprained left knee has forced Butler to miss the previous 11 games and in his first game back, he had the difficult task of trying to slow down Rockets guard James Harden. While the NBA’s leader in total points scored …

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Waiver Watch: Parker Taking Over in Milwaukee

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  Milwaukee didn’t anticipate being 10 games below .500 this late in the season, and while the team contemplated overhauling its roster, one player was deemed untouchable. In the two games following the All-Star break, Jabari Parker has proven he is capable of blossoming into the player the Bucks expected when selecting him with the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA …

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Podcast: Trade Deadline Rapidly Approaching

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Only three days remain for teams to make their final preparations for a championship run in 2016. The February 18th trade deadline provides much intrigue, as numerous stars have appeared in trade rumors. Several franchise caliber players could be on the move, including Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Al Horford, Dwight Howard and Brook Lopez have all been linked to …

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Porzingis Shines Brightest at Rising Stars Challenge

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Kristaps Porzingis may not have taken home the MVP trophy or led his team to a victory at Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge — as Minnesota guard Zach LaVine accomplished both feats — but he left little doubt that he is a rare breed. Earlier in the month, former league MVP Kevin Durant dubbed the 7-foot-3 rookie a unicorn, as his wide array …

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Wavier Watch: Delivering in the Clutch

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Orlando’s initial inbound play was too well defended, forcing coach Scott Skiles to call a timeout and draw up another play. His team was 2.2 seconds away from heading into overtime and all of the momentum belonged to Atlanta, as it poured in 34 points to erase an 11 point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter. The revised …

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Catching Up with Al Horford

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Early in the day, the NBA instituted a new rule against committing intentional fouls at the free throw line. Throughout the season, players have been intentionally jumping onto the back of the opponents worst free throw shooter in an attempt to stage a comeback without allowing time to tick off of the clock. Now, if a player commits an intentional …

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Fantasy Focus: Chicago’s Injury Scare

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Knee issues for backcourt players in Chicago has been a continual issue. Luckily, the latest setback for the Bulls won’t be too costly. All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler elevated towards the rim, but was fouled by Nuggets center Joffrey Lauvergne as he elevated towards the rim Friday night. Initially, it appeared his right knee was caught underneath him, but it was his …

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