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Durant goes off for season high

News: Thunder F Kevin Duranthad his finest scoring performance of the year on Friday night against the Warriors. He finished with a season-high 37 points and hauled 14 rebounds in the 120-109 win. He went 12 for 24 from the floor, including 1 for 2 from beyond the arc, and made all 11 of his […]

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Deng not close to returning

News: Chicago forward Luol Dengwas targeting a return to the court on Sunday, but he told Bulls.com on Friday that he’s still at least a week away from hitting the floor. Deng has a torn ligament in his left wrist and is still in a lot of pain. Doctors have suggested Deng have surgery on […]

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Kaman on trade block

News: InsideHoops.com reports that the Hornets have confirmed that they are actively trying to trade C Chris Kaman. Kaman was not with the team for Friday’s contest against the Magic, which marked the second straight game he missed. He is averaging 9.2 points with 6.6 rebounds this season. Analysis: Kaman, who was involved in the […]

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Hibbert tweaks ankle in loss

News: Pacers center Roy Hibbertsustained a mild right ankle sprain on Friday night against the Celtics. He would return to the game, but struggled to get into a rhythm. He shot 5 for 13 from the floor and hit his lone free throw attempt, finishing with 11 points. Hibbert added seven rebounds, two blocks and […]

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Bogut’s season in jeopardy

News: Milwaukee C Andrew Bogut will be out eight to 12 weeks after having additional testing on his fractured left ankle, the team announced Friday. Bogut suffered the injury during Wednesday’s game against Houston when his foot came down awkwardly on Kyle Lowry’s foot after the Australian tried to block a shot in the first […]

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Wade returns to practice

News: Miami G Dwyane Wade returned to practice Friday as he attempts to overcome a troublesome sprained right ankle, according to the Sun Sentinel. Wade has missed the Heat’s past two games and is considered questionable for Saturday’s contest against Philadelphia. “He doesn’t have to rush to come back,” Miami F LeBron Jamessaid after practice. […]

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MRI results negative for Rondo

News: Celtics G Rajon Rondo is considered a game-time decision for Friday’s game against Phoenix after an MRI taken on his wrist was negative, according to the Boston Globe. Rondo left in the third quarter of Wednesday’s outing against Toronto after Raptors F Linas Kleizapushed him to the ground and did not return. X-rays taken […]

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Rose opens up about injury

News: Chicago G Derrick Rose could miss his third straight game with a toe injury after not participating in the team’s morning shootaround Friday. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said it will be a game-time decision whether the league’s MVP plays Friday night against Cleveland, Rose has been sidelined with a sprained left big toe he […]

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Cook still sidelined

News: Clippers F Brian Cook will miss his third consecutive game Friday against Minnesota as he continues to be bothered by an ankle injury, according to The Orange County Register. Cook, who has not played since last Saturday, is considered day to day with the setback. Analysis: Cook was expected to miss a few games […]

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Kings sign Smart as head coach… for two years?

So Paul Westphal was fired today as head coach of the Sacramento Kings. That’s not really surprising, given the disappointing start to the season for the Kings and the continuing discord between Westphal, star power forward DeMarcus Cousins, and the general unrest in the locker room. Assistant coach Keith Smart was assigned as head coach […]

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