Time to sit Kobe Bryant? 

December, 22, 2014
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The idea of lowering Kobe Bryant's minutes has been up for discussion since the start of the season since this is his 19th year in the NBA and now head coach Byron Scott may actually follow through with that plan. In fact, he may sit Kobe Bryant for entire games moving forward, according to target=new href="http://www.ocregister.com/articles/lakers-645942-points-quarter.html">The Orange County Register.

Andrea Bargnani scoffs at return to Europe 

December, 22, 2014
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Forward Andrea Bargnani has only played a few minutes this season due to lingering issues with a hamstring strain and a calf strain. Bargnani is feeling good and he should be available for game action soon. Bargnani was asked about his future on Sunday and he scoffed at the idea of going back to Europe next season, according to the New York Daily News

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Stephenson not an option for Pacers? 

December, 22, 2014
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Lance Stephenson is currently off the trade market, if the scuttlebutt out of Charlotte is true, since the team wants evaluate his future after he recovers from a nagging groin injury. A return to the Indiana Pacers has been the favorite speculation, but that is probably not an option for two reasons: 1) financial; 2) team chemistry.

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Cavs stuck with Dion Waiters? 

December, 22, 2014
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Dion Waiters has been in the rumor mill for over a year due to his inability to mesh with Kyrie Irving last season as the starting backcourt and to not perform up to expectations when given the role as the first guard off the bench. Waiters' name keeps getting dropped by the media since he is the player the Cleveland Cavaliers are likely shopping for a rim protector.

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Tony Allen's uncertain return 

December, 22, 2014
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The Memphis Grizzlies have been without Tony Allen for the last three games due to a right corneal abrasion and he's not sure when he'll be able to return to the active roster, according to The Commercial-Appeal.

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Why Nene's content coming off the bench 

December, 22, 2014
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Nene missed some games at the end of November and into early December due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot and since he returned head coach Randy Wittman has played him off the bench. Nene says he's fine with his current role for a bit longer.

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Danilo Gallinari's setback 

December, 22, 2014
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The Denver Nuggets had their 2013-14 season derailed due to injuries and in 2014-15 some of those players are still having issues. Center JaVale McGee (lower left leg strain) is out indefinitely due pain in the area of the fracture and Danilo Gallinari is out for a while due to a torn meniscus in his right knee. Gallinari missed all of 2013-14 as he recovered from a torn left ACL.

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Stephenson still a locker-room problem? 

December, 21, 2014
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As we noted on Friday, the Charlotte Hornets have pulled Lance Stephenson off of the trading block for the time being. They hope that he will settle in once he shakes off a nagging groin injury.

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Forward David Lee strained his hamstring during the preseason and tweaked it during his regular-season debut, four games into the 2014-15 campaign. To date, Lee has played just seven minutes on the hardwood.

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Could Deron Williams become a King? 

December, 20, 2014
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The Brooklyn Nets reportedly are willing to part with Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Deron Williams should proper deals come their way. Well, Saturday came a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports claiming the Sacramento Kings have called the Nets regarding Williams. Per Wojnarowski, nothing is close to getting done.

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Goran Dragic's trade market 

December, 20, 2014
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Phoenix Suns starting point guard Goran Dragic has been in the rumor mill for a few months since he can become a free agent in July by declining his $7.5 million player option for 2015-16. According to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com, several teams have interest in Dragic. For his part, he is only thinking about helping the Suns win this season.

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When Kawhi Leonard may return 

December, 20, 2014
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Kawhi Leonard hurt his right hand on Dec. 9 and after dealing with it for 10 days the medical staff decided it was best for him to sit, so the torn ligament can heal. So, when might he return to the active roster?

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Mavs intrigue Jermaine O'Neal 

December, 20, 2014
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UPDATE: From ESPN.com's Marc Stein: "Sources told ESPN.com that Jermaine O'Neal ... is 'highly intrigued' by the idea of joining the Mavericks as a free agent in the wake of the Rondo deal."

Other teams watching O'Neal are Cleveland, Golden State and LA Clippers.
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The Dallas Mavericks acquired Rajon Rondo Thursday night which upgraded the point guard position, but the deal left them vulnerable in the frontcourt as backup center/forward Brandan Wright was part of the package going to the Boston Celtics.

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Why Pelicans waived Gal Mekel 

December, 20, 2014
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The New Orleans Pelicans made somewhat of a surprising transaction on Friday when they released backup point guard Gal Mekel. Head coach Monty Williams met with the media and explained why the move was made. Williams also mentioned the possibility that Mekel could be re-signed at some point later on in the season.

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Why Ainge will likely trade a big man 

December, 19, 2014
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Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge finally dealt Rajon Rondo on Thursday after two years of rumors and speculation. Ainge landed forward/center Brandan Wright as part of the package from the Dallas Mavericks and his acquisition will likely lead Ainge to send out a big man.

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