Kevin Garnett is the best thing for Andrew Wiggins


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Andrew Wiggins made history Wednesday night, as his 30 points were the most ever by a player on his 20th birthday. He entered last night’s contest at Chicago leading all NBA rookies in scoring (15.6 ppg) and field goal percentage (.438) and minutes per game (34.7).

Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like the Chicago Bulls Nikola Mirotic was the favorite to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Both Wiggins and the Wolves were struggling at the time.

Now, as the Minnesota Timberwolves have improved and Wiggins is looking like a guy who could actually be “making the leap” right now, we have a two horse race.

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Adreian Payne’s NBA career finally begins with Timberwolves


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The best thing that happened to Adreian Payne, NBA career wise, was getting traded away from the Atlanta Hawks and to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He wasn’t going to get much playing time with the Eastern Conference’s first place team; who have now pretty much solidified the #1 seed in the East.

Payne was drafted 15th overall by Atlanta, but never broke into their rotation; hence he was traded to the T’Wolves for a lottery-protected first round pick.

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Phil Jackson in trouble over D’Angelo Russell comments


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New York Knicks Executive Phil Jackson made some very brief comments — about D’Angelo Russell to Cleveland.com, while scouting Russell in the Ohio State-Nebraska game Thursday night.

“He’s a great-looking kid,” Jackson said. “Great prospect.”

Pretty bland and innocuous, right?

WRONG.

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Kevin Garnett is scaring his teammates (in a good way)


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With Kevin Garnett, the 2014-15 Minnesota Timberwolves season has new life. It wasn’t long ago that the T’Wolves had the worst record in the NBA. They have come on stronger as of late, and they won’t make the playoffs, but at least now they are more compelling.

KG, now in his 20th season in the NBA, isn’t what he once was or anything close to it, but he makes this team much more interesting.

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Why the NBA is the best run sports league


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NBA All-Star weekend marked the anniversary of Adam Silver’s remarkably successful first year on the job as NBA
Commissioner. The weekend was also symbolic in many ways. It was held in NYC, between Brooklyn and Madison Square Garden (the mecca of basketball) where the NBA showcased the best of the sport and NYC (from the Rockettes to hit Broadway shows). On display was what is great about the NBA and makes it the most well managed and “high growth” sports property in the world.

There are numerous reasons for this.

(Editor’s note: this “behind the scenes” NBA All-Star article is from Leonard Armato, read his blog here).

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VIDEO: John Wall gives RG III advice on how to deal with hate


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Washington Wizards franchise player John Wall sat down for an extended interview with Hot 97 in New York City. The in-depth interview occurred on the birthday of Washington Quarterback Robert Griffin III. Wall had some advice for RG III on how to deal with all the haterade.

And as we all know, Griffin has received a ton of criticism lately.

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Five ways NCAA Basketball is Superior to the NBA


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Basketball fans all over the world enjoy both NCAA basketball and the NBA. These two entities are certainly much different in their approaches to basketball entertainment. But we can still compare the two to figure out which league offers more exciting basketball action.

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Your Complete 2015 NBA All-Star Game Viewing Guide


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Here’s your 2015 NBA All-Star Game guide. Rosters, schedules, television information, odds, etc. it’s all here. TNT serving as the exclusive home of the weekend’s premium events including the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 13, at 9 p.m., State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m., and the 64th annual NBA All-Star Game [Read more…]

Jalen Rose hilariously ZINGS Clippers DeAndre Jordan


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ESPN on ABC Analyst Jalen Rose was on media conference call a couple days ago, and the tail end of it might have been the most entertaining and interesting part. There were not one but two international reporters calling, one from Turkey, the other from Greece.

One of the European NBA reporters asked Jalen Rose about the “hack-a-Deandre Jordan” strategy employed by Los Angeles Clippers opponents this season.

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Philadelphia 76ers: not as GOD AWFUL as you think they are


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As horrible as the Philadelphia 76ers are, they’re on the right track now in their rebuild. They won’t be making the playoffs any time soon, but they do have some nice pieces in place. They’re building something, and with the soft underbelly of the NBA Eastern conference, it won’t be long before the Sixers are back in postseason contention.

Yes, they are started 0-17, and they’re 8-34 right now, so by no means are we saying they’re going to be respectable overnight. We’re just saying that the 76ers are not as awful as they may first appear.

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T’Wolves Andrew Wiggins might UNDESERVINGLY win NBA ROY


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The NBA rookie of the year race is pretty much a two horse race between the Chicago Bulls Nikola Mirotic and the Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins. Also, Philadelphia, as bad as they are, have a couple guys who could become dark horses in the race (as we’ve covered here).

We’ve covered Mirotic in detail, now we’ll talk shop on Andrew Wiggins.

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Brooklyn Nets are now for sale; valued at $780M


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The Brooklyn Nets are officially on the market. So if you’ve got $780,000,000 that’s just burning a whole in your pocket, time to act. According to a Forbes evaluation a year ago, that’s what the Nets are currently worth.

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