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Did anyone really threaten a Warriors/Cavaliers finals with their moves? Sorry Toronto, but no.
27 February 2017
Cook went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft and signed as an rookie free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He played in six preseason games for the Cavaliers before being waived on Oct. 24. He played the 2015-16 season with the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League and averaged 19.6 points, 5.
27 February 2017
Quinn Cook No.15 of the East Team drives to the basket during the NBA D-League All-Star Game as part of 2017 All-Star Weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 18, 2017. Chris Marion/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption Quinn Cook No.15 of the East Team drives to the basket during the NBA D-League Al…
27 February 2017
Bob Cooney has been the 76ers beat writer for the Daily News for the last seven years. Prior to that, he covered anything and everything, including a lot of college basketball.
26 February 2017
Here's my look at some of the best and worst performances from the New York Knicks' 110-109 victory over the 76ers at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Best performance: I would probably lose my job by giving this award to anyone not named Carmelo Anthony .
26 February 2017
Carmelo Anthony made a jumper with 0.3 seconds left to give the New York Knicks a 110-109 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
26 February 2017
This is really a textbook Irving crossover. He shields the ball from Lopez and from the other defenders, basically hiding himself from everyone.
26 February 2017
With Quinn Cook reportedly set to sign a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks this weekend, the Cleveland Cavaliers' D-League affiliate Canton Charge made a trade Saturday night to help fill the void. The Charge acquired guard Cameron Jones and a fourth round NBA D-League Draft pick from the Sa…
26 February 2017
It took 77 NBA D-League regular season games of domination for a NBA organization to finally give Quinn Cook a shot.  According to NBA D-League expert Chris Reichert, Cook is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks this weekend. The Dallas Mavericks are plann…
25 February 2017
The Canton Charge, who lost to the Delaware 87ers a couple nights before couldn't get the job done as the Charge fall to the 87ers 117-110. However, the game wasn't the only big thing happening for the Canton Charge.
25 February 2017
Cavaliers 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Cleveland CaValiers as a part of Sports Media 101 . For news, op/ed, game reviews, team updates and even rumors you will find all of it on Cavaliers 101.
25 February 2017
Before the Kings traded Boogie, I hoped the Blazers would kick the tires on WCS. I don't watch the Kings, but it seems like the dude has so much potential.
24 February 2017
Not shockingly, the Kings and Sixers on the wrong side of this ledger.
24 February 2017
Rodney Hood cut his all-star break short by a few days, swapping his San Diego chaise lounge for a spot on a training-room table. And the Utah Jazz shooting guard hopes that his mix of rest and rehabilitation over the past week will have him back on the basketball court Friday night, when his team r…
23 February 2017
I love this trade for Dallas, but they have to re-sign Noel this summer.
23 February 2017
The Sixers will make the best deal they can find, of course, but word is Jahlil Okafor's preferred destination on Deadline Day is Chicago. Everything makes sense.
23 February 2017
The Heat have made a deal at the deadline in each of the past four seasons, but no deal has been made yet this year. However, The Vertical is reporting that Miami is shopping a package that includes guard Wayne Ellington and forward Josh McRoberts in an attempt to unload contracts.
23 February 2017
There will be trades today. Unexpected m.oves Probably not the big names fans are hoping to see. The offers for Carmelo Anthony have been so poor that as much as Phil Jackson wants to move ‘Melo he can’t take those. Indiana isn’t eager to trade Paul George, same with Chicago and Ji…
23 February 2017
The 76ers agreed to trade away their starting power forward, Ersan Ilyasova, on Wednesday. Will they do the same to one of their prized reserve centers in Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel on Thursday? However, the Sixers' message has been the same since Bryan Colangelo was hired on April 10: They will…
23 February 2017
How would Okafor fit in Chicago?
23 February 2017
The Pacers likely don't trade him at the deadline, but if they can't get him help on the roster this summer could be a different story.
22 February 2017
Sixers' center Jahlil Okafor with teammate forward Ben Simmons against the Miami Heat on Feb. 11, 2017 in Philadelphia. While Simmons has missed the whole season with a foot injury, Okafor was held out of the Miami game because the Sixers thought they were close to trading him and did not want to ri…
22 February 2017
Marcus Hayes is a sports columnist for the Daily News. Hired more than 20 years ago as a features writer, he has since covered the Eagles, Phillies, and Sixers beats as well as Big Five basketball, college football, golf, and the Olympics.
22 February 2017
The 76ers and center Jahlil Okafor are in the spotlight ahead of the NBA's trade deadline at 3 p.m. Thursday. We'll have updates right here.
22 February 2017
With offers being so poor, why didn't the Kings wait until the draft/summer and try again?
20 February 2017
Cavaliers 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Cleveland CaValiers as a part of Sports Media 101 . For news, op/ed, game reviews, team updates and even rumors you will find all of it on Cavaliers 101.
20 February 2017
Real or damage control?
19 February 2017
Embiid would like the team to find a way to make to utilize Okafor as opposed to trading him before Thursday's NBA trade deadline. "We got a lot of talent, and I feel we can use everybody if we want to get to where we want to," the rookie center said.
18 February 2017
Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye have been putting together a podcast of late with Fox Sports Ohio analyst Allie Clifton for much of the season. It's called Road Tripping with R.J. and Channing, and it's been really fun.
18 February 2017
How the hell does a high functioning professional athlete operating at peak physical and mental health truly believe the world is flat? These Channing Frye podcasts are awesome. He is missed in Rip City.
17 February 2017
Battier was a member of Miami's title teams in 2012 and 2013 and was on the Heat for three seasons overall. After the 2013-14 season, Battier retired from the game and went on to work in television.
17 February 2017
The Miami Heat announced today that they have hired former Duke legend Shane Battier as the Director of Basketball Development & Analytics. His duties will include the development of analytics in evaluating all talent, including college, free agents and current Miami players. “We believe S…
17 February 2017
Shane Battier, who was part of the Heat's last two championship teams and spent three seasons in Miami draining three-pointers and defending some of the best scorers in the league, has joined the franchise's front office. The Heat announced Thursday it has hired Battier, 38, as the Director of Baske…
17 February 2017
Jahlil Okafor said he was sitting in the 76ers' training facility on the Camden waterfront Tuesday when he got the news. "Some of the guys on the training staff told me that if I was up to it, I could return to the team today and play in Boston," the second-year center said Wednesday.
16 February 2017
General managers of potential trade partners of the 76ers might want to give Jahlil Okafor a physical before making a deal for him. The Sixers should agree to it.
14 February 2017
It’s Monday, and you have other important things to do — such as follow the exploits of the “Trumpagator” — so you may not have been focused on the NBA. We’ve got your back, here are the big takeaways from a night in the NBA. 1) Nuggets serve Warriors slice of &ld…
14 February 2017
Clippers guard J.J. Redick goes up for a shot between Warriors guard Patrick McCaw, left, and forward Kevin Durant during the second half on Feb. 2. Clippers guard J.J. Redick goes up for a shot between Warriors guard Patrick McCaw, left, and forward Kevin Durant during the second half on Feb. 2. J.
14 February 2017
Will Orlando lower the price enough on Serge Ibaka for other teams to jump in?
13 February 2017
Bob Cooney has been the 76ers beat writer for the Daily News for the last seven years. Prior to that, he covered anything and everything, including a lot of college basketball.
13 February 2017
Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor controls the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Auburn Hills, Mich. There's speculation that the #76ers center is heading to his hometown #ChicagoBulls.
13 February 2017
Sixers' Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Richaun Holmes on the bench against the New York Knicks on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in Philadelphia. YONG KIM / Staff Photographer 76ers center Jahlil Okafor wasn't on Sunday's team flight to Charlotte for Monday night's game against the Hornets at the Spec…
12 February 2017
On the first day of February, yours truly wrote a piece on how then-Sioux Falls Skyforce guard Briante Weber would be a perfect fit for the Cleveland Cavaliers . The inspiration behind that article was due to Weber just dominating the D-League coinciding with LeBron James being very vocal about how…
12 February 2017
This week, in a new weekly roundup of the Cleveland Cavaliers' D-League team, Quinn Cook shines, the Charge get two All-Stars and more. Against the Brooklyn Nets' D-League affiliate, the Charge put up perhaps their best offensive performance of the season.
12 February 2017
Nerlens Noel, Robert Covington and Dario Saric each scored 19 points.
12 February 2017
The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood as the Utah Jazz host the Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA basketball in Salt Lake CityWednesday December 14, 2016. The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood as the Utah Jazz host the Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA basketball in Salt Lake CityWednesd…
12 February 2017
DeAndre Liggins got the start at shooting guard Saturday against the Denver Nuggets . in place of the still injured Iman Shumpert.
12 February 2017
Sixers forward Richaun Holmes and guard T.J. McConnell double team Miami Heat forward James Johnson during the third-quarter on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Philadelphia. A report by DerekBodner.com forced the 76ers to reveal 15 minutes before Saturday night's game against the Miami Heat that thei…
11 February 2017
Is Serge Ibaka on the move from Orlando? Paul Millsap from Atlanta? Jahlil Okafor from Philadelphia?
10 February 2017
The Dallas Mavericks scored an upset victory over the Utah Jazz on Thursday, led by starting guard Seth Curry . Curry hit huge shots down the stretch to help propel the Mavs to victory, and has been a nice surprise for a Dallas team that initially struggled this season.
10 February 2017
The second-year point guard from Apple Valley played the entire fourth quarter Wednesday night as the Wolves rallied to beat Toronto 112-109. The game's signature moment was Jones' three-pointer that put Minnesota up three with 19 seconds to play.
9 February 2017