J.j. Redick

15 Feb 19
Sixers Wire

The Sixers made a league-leading 5 trades this season and had 3 very different teams. We look at the successes and shortcomings of each.

15 Feb 19
About the game of basketball.

THE STORY OF 76ERS 2018-19 SEASON: FANTASTIC FIVE AND TITLE CHANCES. 76ers team we see now is quite different than in the beginning of the season. More about this team which has one of the best starting five in NBA in this story of their 2018-19 season. In addition to Lebron, 76ers to pursue Kawhi […]

15 Feb 19
TBN Media

Otto Porter was stuck in neutral with the Washington Wizards. Now in Chicago, he’s playing at a level that he never before reached. Ted Leonsis lied about trading Otto Porter. “I love when [fans] go, ‘Trade Bradley Beal, trade John Wall, trade Otto Porter,’” said the Washington Wizards owner to Scott Allen of The Washington […]

13 Feb 19
UPROXX

The Sixers made a collection of good moves at the trade deadline. As they learned on Tuesday, however, the Celtics are still a problem.

13 Feb 19
ProBasketballTalk

The Knicks still lead the race for Zion at the bottom of these rankings.

13 Feb 19
Trust The Friendship

Imagine a world in which there are no boundaries, where anything and everything is possible.  In this world, Ben Simmons is still a rookie, T.J. McConnell is playing YMCA pick up leagues and Joel Embiid is married to ….. Rihanna? Yes, here we will be discussing the impact of plucking players who were apart of […]

13 Feb 19
Boston Herald
PHILADELPHIA – Everything, every sign of progress, is incremental for Gordon Hayward. But based on Tuesday night’s performance during the Celtics’ 112-109 win against Philadelphia, the Celtics forward has once again reached the top of a wave. He came off the bench with a team-high 26 points on 8-for-11 shooting, including 6-for-7 from 3-point range. He tied a career high for made 3s and didn’t need his shooting to make an impression, though every shot was vital. “He also stepped up to the challenge, shorthanded against this team,” Al Horford said. “He was really good picking his spots. I was most encouraged by his defense. Defensively this was probably one of his better games of the season. That was big for us.” Hayward, as self-critical as always, agreed to a point. “I thought I was solid. The points are one thing,” he said. “It’s going to be different each night just with the nature of our team. I was able to hit some shots tonight, but I can always contribute on the defensive end. That’s just playing hard and being in the right spots, so I think all of us have to be able to do that and, for the most part throughout the season, we’ve been good defensively, and that’s been able to win us some ballgames. So we have to keep doing that.” EMBIID NOT HAPPY Joel Embiid had his usual difficult time against Horford and finished with an inefficient 23 points on 9-for-22 shooting. He was in foul trouble all night and wasn’t in the mood to give his opponent credit. “He’s not doing anything. I was sleep-walking for three quarters, and that’s on me. That’s on me,” he said. Embiid also had a parting message at the end of the presser, saying, “The referees (expletive) suck.” WANAMAKER BACK HOME At 29, Brad Wanamaker has checked off an early bucket list item. The Celtics guard is an undrafted rookie, with nine seasons of international competition in between his last game at the University of Pittsburgh and his first NBA season. And Tuesday night, this Philadelphia native played his first NBA game in his hometown, at the Wells Fargo Center. “Even going out there before the game, there’s a lot of people I went to high school with, it’s a special honor,” said Wanamaker, who had toiled on the fringes for years for this chance. It was only natural that he would be patient after getting here. “Very solid guy in every which way,” coach Brad Stevens said. “You know what you’re getting. If he doesn’t play he’s good, if he does play he’s good. He’s a good teammate, he’s everything that was advertised when we signed him. He knew when he came in he would be behind Kyrie (Irving) and Terry (Rozier) and oftentimes (Marcus) Smart as well at the point, but he’s always prepared well. He’s been through this. He’s a pro’s pro. He’s been all over the world playing basketball, and has a chance to play an NBA game in his hometown. That’s a great thing.” Stevens’ tribute to Wanamaker’s years of hard work certainly struck a chord with the guard, who did not score in seven minutes of playing time. “It was a grind, lot of ups and downs, but to be here today in this moment is something I wouldn’t trade for the world,” he said. “The icing on the cake, with all of the trials and tribulations I’ve been through for my family, this is great.” IRVING STAYS BEHIND Irving remained behind with Aron Baynes to work on rehabbing his sprained right knee, but there is not an update for his status for Wednesday night’s game against the Pistons at the Garden. Stevens made it clear the Celtics aren’t simply being cautious with their All-Star guard. “I don’t think so. All these games are big games,” the Celtics coach said. “He wasn’t going to be able to play. We decided to leave both him and Baynes back so they could get all of their rehab in. Also knowing the weather challenges, it made sense.” BROWN LEARNS The Celtics’ overtime win against Philadelphia on Christmas remains one of the season’s highlights. It also gave Brett Brown a lasting takeaway of what to avoid when playing the Celtics. “There’s two things. I think when they win they turn people over. And I think when they win they hunt 3s, they really are good at producing 3s,” the Sixers coach said. “If you go back to that game on Christmas Day, we had 19 turnovers, it’s too many. They had 41 3s, it’s too many. And really at the end of regulation, J.J. (Redick is) wide-open, we have a chance to win the game on Christmas. But we didn’t. “And so when you sort of shrink it down into my opinion what’s most important, it’s that can you get a shot, can you get a shot, do you not just turn it over. And some of the turnovers, when I take a deeper dive into the Boston game last year were self-inflicted. Most of it I give them credit. They’re strong. You have to go body, body, ball if you’re going to drive. If you’re going to drive, you better go to dunk. If you want to create a lead, you have to go forearm and fist and show a hand. If it’s limp it’s going to get stolen. All those things. And I think some of that was on us. Some of that I give them credit for with the turnover side of things. And are we appropriately helping? We don’t want to get into scramble mode and just run around the gym and let them pick it apart with 3s. Those two things come to my mind.”
12 Feb 19
Far From Fantasy

Today I’ll start a series called ‘Pat’s Picks’, where I’ll highlight my top choices that you should put into some or all of your lineups. My picks will cover both FanDuel and DraftKings. Here are today’s games, with the lock time set at 7:30 P.M.: Lakers @ Hawks (7:30 P.M.) Magic @ Pelicans (8:00 P.M.) […]

12 Feb 19
Warriors Wire

LeBron James says it’s too early to say whether the 76ers can match up with Golden State.

12 Feb 19
simonsays93

Tomorrow night the eight seed Sacramento Kings will take on the two seed Denver Nuggets in the final game before the All-Star break. The Kings had a monster 5-1 home stand which put them squarely in the playoff picture; one full game up on the Los Angeles Clippers, and two up on the LA Lakers. […]

12 Feb 19
The Sports Daily

After making a splash prior to last Thursday’s trade deadline with the acquisition of Tobias Harris and several other important pieces, the Philadelphia 76ers went into the weekend to test out their newly rebooted roster. Their first test would be on Friday night against the Denver Nuggets. Denver is currently second in the Western Conference […]

12 Feb 19
RSS News

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Campbell’s Chris Clemons keeps hitting shots near midcourt logos, dunking in traffic and passing big names on the list of college basketball’s best all-time scorers. The national scoring leader has a fearless game packed into a 5-foot-9 frame, making the senior the headliner of college basketball’s crop of big-time undersized […]

12 Feb 19
WTBU Sports

By: Sean Golonka This year, the NBA moved up it’s trade deadline a couple weeks, from after All-Star Weekend to the Thursday following the Super Bowl. And it worked out perfectly for the Association. Anthony Davis’s trade request and a number of other basketball-related rumors dominated the headlines leading up to and then following the […]

11 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

Game notes: at No. 16 Louisville, February 12, 9 pm, ESPN lead away A pair of teams battling in the top half of the ACC rankings, No. 2 Duke and No. 16 Louisville collide on Tuesday night at KFC Yum! Center on Super Tuesday from ESPN. The Blue Devils have won a total of seven […]