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Saturday night's game against the Washington Wizards was more about showcasing Jahlil Okafor to possible trading partners than anything else for the 76ers. They wouldn't come out and say it before or after the 109-93 loss to the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.
16 January 2017
In the middle of a fourth-quarter rally, in the middle of a season offering as much promise as they've seen in years, the 19,000-plus inside Vivint Smart Home Arena went silent Saturday night. A few seconds earlier, Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood had been streaking to the basket - with his team en…
15 January 2017
After he saw no action in four games, the 76ers decided to start Jahlil Okafor at center on Saturday night. Even more surprising was that Sixers coach Brett Brown would not commit to Nerlens Noel's regaining his spot as Joel Embiid's backup.
15 January 2017
Following an initial diagnosis of a hyperextended knee, Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood underwent an MRI and has been diagnosed with a bone bruise, sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune. Hood will miss Utah's game on Monday night against the Phoenix Suns, sources say, and could miss up to 1-2 weeks whi…
14 January 2017
Most games this season, either George Hill, Gordon Hayward or Rodney Hood has played well offensively. Some games, two of them have played well offensively together.
14 January 2017
Joel Embiid scored 24 points, blocked three shots and led the Philadelphia 76ers to their third straight victory, 102-93 over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.
14 January 2017
Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James fight for the ball during the Utah Jazz versus Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City Tuesday January 10, 2017. Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward and Cleveland Cavaliers forward…
11 January 2017
Timberwolves backup point guard Tyus Jones appears on a hometown Minneapolis radio station twice a month, but he has yet to play his way into coach Tom Thibodeau's rotation. Called upon unexpectedly for the final 11 minutes Monday night, Jones made all three shots he attempted - including a timely t…
11 January 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.
11 January 2017
Jahlil Okafor finally spoke to the media on Tuesday about being taken out of the 76ers' rotation, and the team's third overall pick in 2015 said he's trying to work as hard as he can. He also acknowledged that the only things he can control are himself and his effort.
10 January 2017
The point guard star for the Timberwolves in their 101-92 victory over Dallas on Monday was Ricky Rubio. He delivered 13 points, 15 assists and five steals in the kind of vintage Rubio game we've been waiting to see more often this season.
10 January 2017
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones makes a pass to a teammate against the Memphis Grizzlies in the fourth quarter at Target Center on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. The Timberwolves beat Memphis, 116-80.
10 January 2017
Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor, left, drives on Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, right, in the first half during an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Henderson knows what the third overall pick in the 2015 draft is going through.
9 January 2017
A day after losing Justise Winslow to season-ending shoulder surgery, Heat general manager Andy Elisburg said the team has reached out to the league office and has applied for a $1.3 million disabled-player salary-cap exception. The exception, Elisburg explained, can be used on a free agent or to ac…
6 January 2017
According to coach Tyronn Lue , who was available at shootaround early Friday morning, Love and Irving will both play. Irving has missed the past three games with a hamstring injury, while Love missed Wednesday game against the Chicago Bulls after eating some bad sea bass a few days prior and remain…
6 January 2017
Heat forward Justise Winslow took to social media to express his disappointment after undergoing season-ending surgery Thursday in Miami to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. "To say I am disappointed is an understatement," Winslow posted on his Twitter account.
6 January 2017
The first round of All-Star votes are in and the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently on track to be well represented at the 2016 All-Star game. If the voting ended today, both LeBron James and Kevin Love would be starting in the frontcourt for the Eastern Conference.
5 January 2017
On Wednesday night, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski lifted Grayson Allen's "indefinite" suspension after serving just one game for a tripping incident that took place against Elon on Dec. 21. Former Duke Blue Devils star and current ESPN basketball analyst Jay Williams wasn't afraid to share his opi…
5 January 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers were without Kyrie Irving for the third straight game on Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls due to a hamstring injury. Kevin Love missed the game with illness after struggling through Monday's tilt with the Pelicans.
5 January 2017
Oladipo not as good offensively but better defender than CJ and Adams has been playing out of his mind lately. He's better scorer and most importantly, defender than Plums.
5 January 2017
The surgery will likely put an end to Winslow's season and is a major blow for Miami. The team is already dealing with numerous injuries and has relied on the second-year player's production this season.
5 January 2017
Both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will sit Wednesday as the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Chicago Bulls. Tyronn Lue updated Irving and Love's statuses' during his pregame media availability.
5 January 2017
After this season Plumlee is due for a raise, one that the blazers just can't afford. As much as Plumlee helps Dame and CJ on the offensive end, makes great passes, handles the ball like a guard in the open court...the guy is extremely limited on offense and struggles mentally on D. So, the question…
4 January 2017
Sports columnist Bob Brookover joined the Inquirer in 2000 as the Phillies beat writer after long stints in the same role with the Camden Courier-Post and the Delaware County Daily Times. He also served as the National League columnist for ESPN.
4 January 2017
Expect Noel and Okafor to come up in a lot of trade rumors — and maybe in a trade.
3 January 2017
The bench production in Minnesota is arguably the worst in the NBA. Game after game, head coach Tom Thibodeau relies heavily on his starting five to carry the scoring load - which is a main reason players such as Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine are playing such heavy minutes.
3 January 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second consecutive game with a hamstring injury on Monday night. The star's injury was originally chalked up to cramps in the hamstring last week.
2 January 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.
2 January 2017
The Miami Heat is kicking off 2017 Sunday night against the Detroit Pistons much the same way most of November and December of 2016 went - ailing and playing shorthanded because of injuries. Point guard Goran Dragic will sit out for the second game in a row and for the third time in the past week be…
1 January 2017
After exerting a lot of energy over the last week on the heels of the Cavs victory over the Golden State Warriors, Kyrie Irving will miss Saturday night's game with the Charlotte Hornets due to a hamstring injury. Irving played 40+ minutes in wins over the Warriors and Boston Celtics, and took on a…
31 December 2016
If you saw Kyrie Irving limp off the floor late in Thursday's game against the Boston Celtics, don't worry. Irving's issue, according to both him and head coach Tyronn Lue, was cramps.
30 December 2016
Oct 1, 2016; Bossier City, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Buddy Hield and guard Quinn Cook sit on the bench during warm-ups prior to a game against the Dallas Mavericks at CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports The Cleveland Cavaliers need for a backup point guard has…
30 December 2016
It sure sounded that way following Thursday night's 100-83 loss to the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. Following the game, coach Brett Brown was asked if he would go back to a starting lineup featuring centers Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor on Friday in Denver against the Nuggets.
30 December 2016
On Wednesday, Rodney Hood finally felt well enough to get into the gym, get some shots up and work on his craft. On Thursday night, Utah's starting shooting guard hit the Philadelphia 76ers for 20 points on 7-11 shooting from the field in a 100-83 win at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
30 December 2016
The Heat announced Tuesday that McRoberts is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left foot. While there is no timetable for McRoberts' return, the 29-year-old forward said he "definitely" plans on playing again at some point this season.
30 December 2016
According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin , Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving missed Wednesday's practice due to an undisclosed illness. But he, however, is expected to play Thursday when the Cavs take on the Boston Celtics.
28 December 2016
In the Summer of 2016, Kyrie Irving became the 4th player in NBA history to win an NBA championship and Olympic Gold Medal in the same year, joining Lebron James, Michael Jordan, and Scottie Pippen among the people to accomplish this feat. Kyrie Irving did this while averaging 27 points, 4 assists,…
28 December 2016
McRoberts is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left foot , but he "definitely" plans on playing again at some point this season. Derrick Williams started in place of McRoberts as the Heat's power forward Tuesday against the Thunder.
28 December 2016
The Miami Heat will be without leading scorer and distributer, point guard Goran Dragic, for their matchup tonight against Oklahoma City and Russell Westbrook. Dragic, averaging 19.3 points and 6.6 assists, is dealing with back spasms that began in the first quarter of the Heat's loss in New Orleans…
28 December 2016
Josh McRoberts and Goran Dragic are the latest additions to Miami's list of injuries. McRoberts is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left foot and Dragic is questionable with lingering back spasms for Tuesday's home game against the Thunder.
27 December 2016
The Spurs are third, the Raptors fourth, but are either a real threat to Cleveland or Golden State?
26 December 2016
The 76ers' Nerlens Noel, left, and Jahlil Okafor, were picked to play in the Rising Stars Challenge game held during the NBA's all-star game weekend in Toronto - but will either of them be traded? That's perhaps one of the biggest questions during the first third of the NBA season. The Sixers would…
25 December 2016
From left, Morsekode's CEO Mark Morse, account director Shad Christensen, director of strategy Travis Thompson, and creative director Matt Boswell. The Minneapolis marketing firm is working to develop Jones' personal brand.
24 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.
24 December 2016
Winslow had 23 points, 13 rebounds and four steals in the Heat's come-from-behind win over the Lakers on Dec. 22, 2016. Shaquille O'Neal's Miami Heat jersey is raised to the rafters of the AmericanAirlines Arena during a halftime ceremony Thursday, Dec. 23, 2016.
23 December 2016
The first time he got the ball in the post, he launched a pass toward Josh Richardson in the corner that flew over his head and landed in about the fifth row. "Bad pass by Winslow - maybe a Shaqtin-A-Fool [candidate]," the Heat's honored guest Shaquille O'Neal said on the TNT broadcast.
23 December 2016
After spending the first seven weeks of the season battling countless injuries and playing short-handed, the Miami Heat was looking toward its season-long six-game homestand as an opportunity to get healthy and to get back on track. The way it ended Thursday night was at least encouraging - with Jus…
23 December 2016
The Noel and Embiid pairing can't really be worse than the Okafor/Embiid one, can it?
23 December 2016
On the night the Cleveland Cavaliers welcomed back world champion point guard Matthew Dellavedova to Quicken Loans Arena to receive his ring, their starter at the position showed why he's one of the best in the league. Kyrie Irving directed traffic, attacked the basket, and showcased wizardry distri…
22 December 2016
Irving is now one of ninth player in Cleveland Cavaliers history to score 7,000 career points. Some of the other names on the list include franchise greats like LeBron James, Austin Carr and Mark Price.
22 December 2016