Is Schroder carving out a bigger role? 

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With Shelvin Mack, DeMarre Carroll and Thabo Sefolosha all dealing with injuries Saturday, Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer used point guards Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder on the court together on multiple occasions. That included late in the game versus the Philadelphia 76ers, as the Hawks locked up their 19th straight win.

The Hawks had quality success with that pairing.

Will Sullinger keep chucking 3s? 

February, 1, 2015
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For all of the upside that Jared Sullinger shows by chipping in 14.1 PPG, 8.1 RPG and 1.0 3-PPG, the rest of his statistical game is not appetizing. To that point, the big man averages just 0.7 BPG and shoots just 44.4 FG%. Part of the reason his FG% is so low is that he holds a 28.0 3-FG% for his career and is shooting only 29.7 3-FG% on 3.4 3-point attempts per game this season.

Things have been particularly rough from beyond the arc for Sullinger of late, as he has converted just four of 24 attempts over past six games. He missed all three of his 3-point attempts Friday, but coach Brad Stevens thinks it is fine for Sullinger to keep chucking.

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Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Mike Pouncey is scheduled to make about $7.4 million in 2015, the final year of his contract. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill also will be in the final year of his contract with the team, making just over $4 million.

Will the Fins extend the pair of franchise cornerstones during the offseason?

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STAT nearing return to game action? 

February, 1, 2015
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Due to a variety of nagging injuries, Amar'e Stoudemire has played in just four of the New York Knicks' past 19 contests and has skipped their last two outings.

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Greinke ready to leave Dodgers? 

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Zack Greinke won 17 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, more than every other picher not named Clayton Kershaw. While he remains in the team's plans for 2015, there's a chance this coming season might be his last with the club.

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As we put a bow on the 2014 NFL season Sunday, it is difficult to see any similarities between Russell Wilson, who is in his second Super Bowl in three NFL seasons, and Johnny Manziel, who was an epic flop as a rookie. About the only one that stands out right now is their diminutive physical frame.

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Will John Wall rest on Monday? 

February, 1, 2015
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You wouldn't know it by looking at John Wall's Saturday box score -- 28 points (8-15 FG), 12 dimes, 9 boards -- but he has been struggling with myriad ailments of late.

It has become enough of an issue that Wall is giving some thought to sitting out Monday's tilt with the Charlotte Hornets.

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Padres still after Hamels? 

February, 1, 2015
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The San Diego Padres have certainly been busy making deals this offseason. In addition to acquiring the likes of Wil Myers, Will Middlebrooks and Derek Norris in multiple December swaps, trading for Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers to anchor their lineup showed the team was serious about 2015.

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Since all of the buzz about Marshawn Lynch in recent weeks has been about his interaction with the media -- or lack thereof -- it is easy to forget that he held out of training camp for a week due to a contract squabble.

That left his future with the team beyond this season in doubt, but it appears that after helping lead the Seattle Seahawks to a second straight Super Bowl, the team is preparing to commit to Beast Mode for the long term.

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Fitzgerald's future in Arizona 

January, 31, 2015
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If there were ever any doubts as to whether the Arizona Cardinals wanted Larry Fitzgerald back next season, they erased by head coach Bruce Arians' comments on Friday.

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Will Maclin return to the Eagles? 

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Philadelphia receiver Jeremy Maclin is set to become a free agent this offseason, and after a huge season where he hauled in 85 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns he is sure to have many teams going after him. What are the chances he stays in Philly?

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Mo Williams' trade market 

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are willing to deal several players, but the lack of interest means a trade may not happen by the Feb. 19 deadline. Teams are always searching to upgrade the backup point guard position and the Wolves will probably attempt to trade Mo Williams for a future second round pick, per per ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

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Why Nets are leery to deal Brook Lopez 

January, 31, 2015
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The Brooklyn Nets put Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Deron Williams on the trade block a while back and then pulled them off it. They continue to get proposals from other NBA teams regarding Lopez, but have not received an offer that will tempt them. In fact, the Nets are really leery of trading their center.


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Updating Dwyane Wade's status 

January, 31, 2015
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UPDATE: Dwyane Wade is definitely out for a while and that time-frame may last all the way to the All-Star break.

The Heat have a four-game road trip ahead of them and Wade will likely not travel with the team so he can rehab back in Miami, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

"We will continue to re-evaluate him," head coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He will be able to do around the clock treatment here with all of our equipment and one of our trainers is sticking around."
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The Miami Heat have been hit with one injury after another this season and that bad luck continues with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporting Dwyane Wade is set to miss a bunch of games due to a strained right hamstring. His timeline might see him sit up to the All-Star break speculates Ira Winderman.

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Vince Carter's left tendon injury 

January, 31, 2015
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UPDATE: Vince Carter had the MRI on Friday and it revealed a left foot tendon injury instead of a fracture, reports The Commercial-Appeal. Carter will be evaluated by the medical staff in a week to check on the healing process.

While Carter is out, his minutes could go to Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Nick Calathes.

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The Memphis Grizzlies crushed the Denver Nuggets by 30 points on Thursday and in the process they may have lost Vince Carter to a long-term injury, according to
The Commercial-Appeal.

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