What’s happening in the NBA: November 27

Knicks fans are some of the most intelligent basketball fans in the world. They want to know more than what is happening with their team. This is a daily overview of NBA highlights and happenings.

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

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SCORES

Bucks 107, Hornets 110
Timberwolves 102, Cavaliers 95
Rockets 131, Wizards 135 (OT)
Spurs 108, Bulls 107
Celtics 124, Pelicans 107
Pacers 121, Jazz 88
Magic 110, Warriors 116

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Sixers leaning on McConnell over Fultz

Examinations of Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz’s right shoulder will extend through Wednesday in New York and no decision on his next steps is expected until later in the week, league sources told ESPN […]

In recent weeks, the Sixers stopped listening to trade overtures for McConnell, sources said, a reflection of the fact that the organization knows it will be leaning more heavily on him now. McConnell can be a free agent this summer.

[via Adrian Wojnarowski]


Bradley Beal sets record straight

After the Wizards’ last game, Beal was asked by NBA TV’s Dennis Scott to address the report that he wanted out of Washington.

That’s nonsense,” Beal said. “I heard it earlier before the game and I was like if it ain’t come from the horse’s mouth, it wasn’t me. I got this Washington jersey on, I come out and work everyday until otherwise. This is where I want to be.”

[via NBA TV]


DeMarcus Cousins targeting return after Christmas

Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins is targeting a return from his torn Achilles sometime after Christmas, sources told the Bay Area News Group.

According to those sources:

* The determination was made during a meeting on Friday between Cousins and Golden State’s training staff, including head trainer Rick Celebrini.

* Before the meeting, Cousins was hoping to join the lineup during the team’s upcoming five-game trip.

* There have been no setbacks in the recovery process and the decision to push back Cousins’ target date was made so he can regain his conditioning and enter the lineup at peak form.

[via The Mercury News]


Jimmer Fredette hopes for another NBA opportunity

With all the success you’ve had in the Chinese Basketball Association, I’m very curious where your interest stands in potentially getting back to play in the NBA?

Jimmer Fredette: I want to have another opportunity in the NBA because there is some unfinished business for me there. After this season is over, I want another NBA chance. This time, I’ll succeed. I feel really good about how I am playing. I know that if I get a chance, I will take advantage of it and be successful and help a team win. I’m excited to see what the future holds. I’m going to finish my contract in China this season and be the best I can be for my team. But after that, I will see what is out there and try to be on a roster for the NBA postseason.

[via Bryan Kalbrosky]

What’s happening in the NBA: November 26

Knicks fans are some of the most intelligent basketball fans in the world. They want to know more than what is happening with their team. This is a daily overview of NBA highlights and happenings.

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

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SCORES

Magic 108, Lakers 104
Suns 107, Pistons 118
Hornets 123, Hawks 124
Sixers 127, Nets 125
Heat 115, Raptors 125
Knicks 103, Grizzlies 98
Jazz 133, Kings 112
Clippers 104, Blazers 100

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Jimmy Butler being Jimmy Butler as Joel Embiid remains Joel Embiid

 

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Kawhi Leonard responds to Gregg Popovich’s leadership criticism

Speaking with reporters Saturday in Milwaukee, Popovich offered a surprising assessment of Leonard’s leadership abilities.

“Kawhi was a great player, but he wasn’t a leader or anything,” Popovich said.

Kawhi responded by saying, “It’s just funny to me because, I don’t know if he’s talking about last year or not, but I guess when you stop playing they forget how you lead,” Leonard said. “Other than that, it doesn’t matter. I’m here with the Raptors.”

[via USA Today]


Blake Griffin is happy, healthy and hooping in Detroit

But being in Detroit instead of playing for the Clippers, Griffin is fine with it.

Yeah, I’m glad it happened,” Griffin told the Times. “I’m not saying I don’t miss certain people. There were some awesome fans that I got to know and I felt like I was very close with them. And there are some people you miss over there, but it was just time for a fresh start.

“I’m glad to be here.”

[via Los Angeles Times]


Interest in trading for John Wall not very strong

“John Wall is a very different situation [from Bradley Beal],” said Wojnarowski on the Woj Pod. “You can count on one hand, and probably with just a couple of fingers places that really might have interest in taking his contract on and what it all means to bring him in.

“I would never say there’s no market for John Wall, but I think Bradley Beal has a much broader market. But if Washington was going to do something, they would have to get every last asset they could for Bradley Beal.”

[via Adrian Wojnarowski]

What’s happening in the NBA: November 25

Knicks fans are some of the most intelligent basketball fans in the world. They want to know more than what is happening with their team. This is a daily overview of NBA highlights and happenings.

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

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SCORES

Houston 108, Cleveland 117
New Orleans 114, Washington 124
Chicago 96, Minnesota 111
Denver 105, Oklahoma City 98
Boston 104, Dallas 113
San Antonio 129, Milwaukee 135
Golden State 117, Sacramento 116

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Markelle Fultz no longer in Sixers long-term plans?

For now, however, Fultz is still around the team as if nothing has changed except his playing time. The Sixers keep saying they will do whatever is best for Fultz, but the situation has overshadowed the success the team has had this season.

Some sources have said that, despite the team’s statements, Fultz is no longer in the Sixers’ long-term plans. And they are no longer using his shoulder as an excuse for his performances […]

The team might be able to get a late first-round pick for Fultz from a desperate club willing to take a chance, or the Sixers could try for a player with an expiring contract. That would enable them to avoid paying the $9.7 million that Fultz is guaranteed for next season.

[via Philadelphia Inquirer]


Greg Popovich says Kawhi was a great player, but he “wasn’t a leader”

Popovich’s take on Leonard’s tumultuous final season in San Antonio was not at all flattering.

Kawhi was a great player, but he wasn’t a leader or anything,” Popovich said. “Manu and Patty were the leaders. Kawhi’s talent will always be missed, but that leadership wasn’t his deal at that time. That may come as he progresses, but Manu and Patty filled that role last year, and LaMarcus (Aldridge) came a long way in that regard also.”

[via USA Today]


Bucks are waiving Jodie Meeks


Stephen Curry to resume practicing following car accident

Curry, the two-time MVP, was re-examined Saturday and is expected to resume practicing next week with a strong chance he would return to game action during an upcoming five-game road trip.

He did some scrimmaging work at the practice facility, and Kerr said there were no lingering physical issues from a car accident Friday in which Curry was unharmed

[via USA Today]


Draymond Green has a sprained right toe