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Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood falls back in pain as he gets hit in the face as he drives to the basket during the Utah Jazz versus Houston Rockets NBA game at Vivint Smarthome Arena in Salt Lake City Tuesday November 29, 2016. Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood falls back in pain as he gets hit in the face a…
8 December 2016
The 29-year-old is averaging four points on 32.8 percent shooting to go with 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists entering Wednesday night's road game against the Hawks. But since returning from a foot injury that forced him to miss the preseason and the first seven games of the season, McRoberts has slowly…
7 December 2016
Los Angeles a The Jazz have seen more than their fair share of injuries to this point in the season. So Rodney Hood missing even one game, as he did last week with a strained hamstring, hurts.
6 December 2016
Sixers reserve center Jahlil Okafor will not play against the Denver Nuggets on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound also will not travel with the team to Memphis for Tuesday night's game against the Grizzlies.
5 December 2016
Philadelphia 76ers' Robert Covington looks beyond the defense of the Miami Heat's Josh McRoberts during the second quarter on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. 76ers standouts Robert Covington and Jerryd Bayless are out and Jahlil Okafor is listed as questionable for M…
5 December 2016
The Heat's overly-scrutinized big man hadn't played since last season's playoff when he returned Nov. 12 and the rust showed. Forced into the starting lineup because of injuries and now playing alongside center Hassan Whiteside at power forward instead of backing up Whiteside, McRoberts looked more…
4 December 2016
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.
3 December 2016
Clippers guard J.J. Redick is averaging 15.6 points per game on 49.1% shooting. J.J. Redick got the tap on the shoulder this time, getting informed by Coach Doc Rivers and his basketball support staff that the 6-foot-4 guard wouldn't be playing against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night becaus…
3 December 2016
Before the season, Nerlens Noel called the 76ers’ center situation – with himself, Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor – “silly.” Philadelphia general manager Bryan Colangelo advised Noel to stay in his place. 76ers coach Brett Brown told Noel focusing on his strengths would…
2 December 2016
Bob Ford is an award-winning sports columnist for the Inquirer. He is a four-time Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year, as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
1 December 2016
It's going to be difficult to get Noel run in a crowded frontcourt, but they want to showcase him for a potential trade.
30 November 2016
Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward throws down a dunk during the Utah Jazz versus Houston Rockets NBA game at Vivint Smarthome Arena in Salt Lake City Tuesday November 29, 2016. Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward throws down a dunk during the Utah Jazz versus Houston Rockets NBA game at Vivint Smarthome…
30 November 2016
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.
30 November 2016
The 76ers gave us a sneak peek of their version of the Twin Towers featuring Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid on Oct. 29. They expect to unveil it again Wednesday in the matchup against the Sacramento Kings at the Wells Fargo Center. "It's my expectation that we will play those two together," coach Bre…
29 November 2016
Nerlens Noel called the 76ers’ center situation – with himself, Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor – “silly.” Noel then chose to undergo surgery (team’s phrasing) and rehab away from Philadelphia. After spending three dismal seasons with the 76ers, it seems he wants ou…
29 November 2016
We showed you an assist through the legs of a stationary defender. How about an assist through the moving legs of the ball-handler? This pass from Sergio Rodriguez to Jahlil Okafor is nifty.
29 November 2016
The Wolves' Ricky Rubio high-fives Tyus Jones, right, in the second half after Jones hit a three-pointer, as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Lakers 125-99 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. In Minnesota's recent West Coast road trip, Jones was the point guard of…
29 November 2016
Before Friday's 98-85 comeback victory at Phoenix, Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau indicated he'd stay the course with the lineup and rotations for a struggling badly. After having played nine minutes in the five previous games, Jones played the game's final 18 minutes and helped direct teammates K…
26 November 2016
Wojnarowski: "The Kings' GM, Vlade Divac, you knew him from your days in Charlotte with your dad. He was a teammate of your dad's, and he had some belief in you.
26 November 2016
Sixers' Joel Embiid takes the ball from Grizzlies' Mike Conley during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Grizzlies beat the Sixers 104-99 in double overtime My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Memphis Grizzlies ' 104-99 dou…
24 November 2016
Philly's frontcourt is about to get more crowded.
21 November 2016
Seth Curry is living up to his last name and lighting it up in San Antonio. He has 17 points in 18 minutes, going 5-of-6 from 3-point range.
21 November 2016
The Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from their second loss of the season in a rout of the Detroit Pistons back home in Cleveland, 104-81. With LeBron James back in the starting lineup, the Cavs pushed to a 17-point first half lead and did not look back.
19 November 2016
Aron Baynes is a “starting-caliber center” and Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy knows it will be difficult to retain him beyond this season, he acknowledged to the assembled media. Baynes, who can opt out of the final year of his three-year, $20MM contr…
16 November 2016
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.
16 November 2016
Heat forward Justise Winslow missed Tuesday's game with a left wrist injury that has bothered him the past few weeks, and he's uncertain when he will play again. Asked if he could miss a week or two, Winslow said: "I don't know.
16 November 2016
Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor drives to the basket as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Houston. HOUSTON Here is my look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Houston Rockets'…
15 November 2016
With just under six minutes to play in an early measuring stick game against Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets, Channing Frye hits a three-pointer off an assist from LeBron James. After being down by a point heading into the fourth quarter, the three gives the Cleveland Cavaliers a nine point l…
14 November 2016
Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow scored 11 points and played 34 minutes in the Heat's 102-91 loss to the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. UM tailback Mark Walton praises the offensive line for opening holes on his 111-yard day at Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.
13 November 2016
The Cavaliers have scored 780 points in seven games this season. They have an offensive rating of 114, which is about the same as the Warriors had during their record-breaking regular season last year.
10 November 2016
Point guard Tyus Jones' 12-point, seven-assist, five-steal, five-rebound game Tuesday at Brooklyn put him in some elite company among the youngest Timberwolves ever. Point guard Tyus Jones' 12-point, seven-assist, five-steal, five-rebound game Tuesday at Brooklyn put him in some elite company among…
10 November 2016
Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon guards the perimeter against a move by Dallas Mavericks' Seth Curry in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Dallas. less Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon guards the perimeter against a move by Dallas Mavericks' Seth Curry in th…
9 November 2016
The 6-foot-11, 265-pounder gets the nod, because Joel Embiid stayed in Philadelphia to rest his right foot. Okafor is likely to play about 24 minutes while overcoming a sore knee.
9 November 2016
The 76ers lost to the Jazz by 25 last night, but Philadelphia still produced a few excellent highlights. Jahlil Okafor drove and dunked twice on Rudy Gobert, while Joel Embiid did his best Hakeem Olajuwon Dream Shake impression. Embiid is not Olajuwon, but moves like this are why people are so excit…
8 November 2016
So much has been made of Justise Winslow's shooting struggles to start the season it's clear all the talk is beginning to get old. "Y'all want me to give you a book," Winslow responded Sunday when asked how he's been able to keep the right attitude after starting the season by making only 26 of his…
7 November 2016
It continued with a jumper from 14 feet. Then came a 3-pointer from the top of the key.
6 November 2016
Heat forward Justise Winslow insists his confidence isn't shaken by his shooting struggles to start his second NBA season. But at some point, Winslow and the Heat assuredly want to start seeing results after he worked tirelessly all summer on his shooting, the biggest shortcoming for a player who do…
5 November 2016
The Vertical is reporting that Richardson has been cleared to play against the Raptors tonight. Both players participated in full-contact practice Thursday and went through today's shoot-around and both believe they are ready.
4 November 2016
Both players participated in a full-contact practice Thursday for the first time since they suffered their injuries. But there is still no timetable for their return.
3 November 2016
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert prepares to dunk the ball but is fouled by Dallas Mavericks guard Justin Anderson late in the fourth quarter during NBA game at Vivint Smarthome Arena in Salt Lake City Wednesday November 2, 2016. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert prepares to dunk the ball but is fouled by Da…
3 November 2016
So, Kyrie Irving had a pretty ridiculous night against the Rockets. He finished with 32 points and really did whatever he wanted on the court.
2 November 2016
Kyrie Irving is balling out against the Houston Rockets. At the half, he already has 21 points - 15 of which came in the second quarter - as the Cavs lead the Houston Rockets by four.
2 November 2016
There is a lot of concern from Bucks fans regarding what they have seen in the Bucks' first three games. Little, other than Giannis Antetokounmpo's play, has gone according to plan thus far this season.
1 November 2016
A Sam Hinkie move or nah?
1 November 2016
Looking to take the next step in his career after signing in Dallas, Seth Curry is still trying to find his rhythm in his new rolewhatever that is. After appearing in 44 games last year in Sacramento, Seth Curry found himself hitting unrestricted free agency after the Kings renounced his rights over…
1 November 2016
Faced with the first of 17 back-to-back games this season, the 76ers said Monday that centers Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor would each get a day off. Embiid missed the previous two seasons after foot surgeries and the Sixers have said all along that they would exercise caution.
31 October 2016
I know that have been a wide range of thoughts regarding Plumlee's future with the Blazers. It looks like Plumlee wants a lot more than Portland is willing to offer.
31 October 2016
Utah Jazz's George Hill, center, reaches for a loose ball as he is grabbed by Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. Utah Jazz's George Hill, center, reaches for a loose ball as he is grabbed by Los Angeles Clippers'…
31 October 2016
The 20-year small forward talks leadership, expectations and the road ahead for the Heat "a team of refugees," on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. On the eve of the Heat's season opener Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, Miami's $98 million center Hassan Whiteside talks about his leadership and his new huge fish tank.
31 October 2016
LeBron James is throwing the Cavs another Halloween party. Cleveland's world champion basketball team has gotten off to a 3-0 start, and seems to be as loose as any team could possibly be.
31 October 2016