Player Profiles

Waiver Watch: James Contemplating Future in Cleveland

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  Once again LeBron James is toying the idea of building an elite championship contender, only the location has yet to be determined. As the Cavaliers prepare for a second straight run to the NBA Finals, some recent statements from James may reflect that he will be searching for a new home next season. James has taken to social media …

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Fantasy Focus: McCollum Locking Up Most Improved Player

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Portland continues to defy the odds as C.J. McCollum hones in on the Most Improved Player in the League award. After four of the five starters from a season ago all defected in free agency, or were traded away, the team expected to begin a massive rebuilding effort by elevating the roles of its young talent. The most vital piece was …

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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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Waiver Watch: Pelicans Shut Davis Down

Players mill around the field after half of the lights went out during the third quarter of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 3, 2013.  REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES  - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A shoulder injury may cost Anthony Davis much more than the final 13 games of the regular season. With New Orleans essentially eliminated from post season contention, the team decided to have Davis undergo a pair of surgeries — one on his left knee and another to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, an injury Davis revealed he has …

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Fantasy Focus: Leonard Delivering in Primetime

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  As the top two teams in the NBA clashed in a nationally televised game Saturday night, Kawhi Leonard emerged as the most complete player on the court. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year sparked the Spurs to an 87-79 victory over Golden State by dominating on both ends of the floor. Leonard earned his first career All-Star nomination …

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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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Fantasy Focus: No Answers Exist for Curry

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The long range shooting record continue to fall anytime Stephen Curry steps onto the court. Two nights after setting the NBA record for most consecutive games with a 3-point field goal — a streak extended to 129 games Saturday night — Curry took aim at another pair of 3-point shooting records in Oklahoma City. Despite sitting out for more than five minutes …

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Curry Rips Orlando for 51 Points

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There was simply too much time left on the clock for the Magic to stop Stephen Curry. As the third quarter was coming to a close, just four seconds remained when Orlando forward Ersan Ilyasova drew a foul on Anderson Varejao. After Ilyasova converted both free throw attempts, the inbound pass immediately went into the hands of the leading scorer in …

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