James Johnson's diminished role 

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Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey recently changed the starting group when he moved the under-performing Terrence Ross to the bench and replaced him with Greivis Vasquez. Well, that decision has also affected James Johnson as he has only received 27 minutes from Casey over the last six games. Casey insists he has no issues with Johnson and the forward will see his minutes increase at some point down the line.

Why Luis Scola's 227 game streak ended 

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Heading into Thursday's game against the New York Knicks, veteran forward/center Luis Scola had played in 227 consecutive games. Scola was healthy and ready to play, but head coach Frank Vogel sat him for the entire game. What was the reasoning for the DNP-CD (Did Not Play - Coaches Decision)?

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Could Brian Shaw be on thin ice? 

January, 30, 2015
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The Denver Nuggets were blown out 99-69 on Thursday by the Memphis Grizzlies and after the game head coach Brian Shaw was ticked off by the lack of effort from his players.

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Did Vince Carter fracture his foot? 

January, 30, 2015
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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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Jacque Vaughn done in Orlando? 

January, 30, 2015
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The Orlando Magic continue to be outplayed by those teams with similar talent and that again occurred on Thursday as the Milwaukee Bucks beat them 115-100. Orlando has now lost seven games in a row and are 15-34 overall. General manager Rob Hennigan has always backed his head coach, but that could be coming to an end soon for Jacque Vaughn.


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Knicks to make more roster moves? 

January, 30, 2015
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The New York Knicks will have a roster filled with 15 guaranteed salaries for this season after Lou Amundson signs his rest-of-season contract on Friday and Lance Thomas follows on Saturday. There have been rumors for over a month that most of the roster is available via trade and that plan has not changed.

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Warriors open roster spot 

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The 10-day contract signed by rookie forward James Michael McAdoo expired on Wednesday and the team has chosen to not give him a second deal at this time. As a result, McAdoo will return to the D-League and continue this season with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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Ongoing Thibodeau-Forman rift talk 

January, 29, 2015
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The rumor mill was abuzz after an item in Thursday's Chicago Tribune bought up the long-reported rift between Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and some in management. Thibodeau is once again being questioned by some in the media for the way he plays his players. Some feel he pushes them to hard and plays them too many minutes.

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Dwyane Wade's hamstring injury 

January, 29, 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.

"This is more in the belly of the hamstring so this is a little tougher one," Wade told ESPN.com's Tom Haberstroh .

"It's not an ideal situation for none of us," Wade added. "I know our fans are very frustrated. I just want them to know no one is more frustrated than we are. Because I want to be out there."

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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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Reggie Jackson and the Nuggets 

January, 29, 2015
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Reggie Jackson has been with the Oklahoma City Thunder since he was selected in the 2011 NBA draft and after much speculation, his time with the team could end by the Feb. 19 trade deadline. Jackson has been in the rumor mill for over a year and Wednesday came a report which claims the Thunder were in talks with another Western Conference team regarding the guard.


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Scott Brooks' seat not hot 

January, 29, 2015
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Many followers of the Oklahoma City Thunder are in the group that believes the team can only win an NBA title with a new head coach. Scott Brooks has taken some hits and those will likely continue, but he is not on the hot from those calling the shots.

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Can Suns land top 2015 free agents? 

January, 29, 2015
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The Phoenix Suns are doing a good job so far of hanging on to a playoff spot and as a team on the rise, general manager Ryan McDonough believes he can land a top 2015 free agent.

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Dwight Howard's lingering knee issue 

January, 29, 2015
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Dwight Howard has been dealing with a sore right knee and Wednesday the Houston Chronicle offered up an update.

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Ricky Rubio's return getting close 

January, 29, 2015
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are slowly getting their injured players back and the next to return could be starting point guard Ricky Rubio.

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When Jrue Holiday might return 

January, 29, 2015
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Jrue Holiday is in the process of recovering from a stress reaction in his right lower leg and as of Wednesday he doesn't know if the projected 2-4 week timetable will be accurate. Before being cleared, Holiday will have to get the go-ahead from the Pelicans' medical staff.

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