Draymond Green nearing end of Warriors’ stint?; Why Joel Embiid’s 70 points isn’ that great; League just can’t quit Doc Rivers

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Years of incidents both on and off the basketball court have finally caught up with Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green. It was announced Tuesday that Green would not be part of Team USA at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Green’s suspension history played a role in the decision according to men’s national team managing director Grant Hill. – Criss Partee Read More

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There is no greater conduit for NBA hyperbole than the conversation around “superstars.” To have a rational, substantive debate, there must first be basic groundwork for what constitutes superstar status. First, the bad news: former Finals MVPs Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard have finally aged out of this status. While all four still deliver excellent numbers, their sheer presence no longer grants their team playoff status or contention viability. With three GOATs phasing out of the list, there is room for newcomers, of which there are a few. – Lee Escobedo Read More

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Adrian Griffin was set up to fail from the start. The moment he was appointed head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, this felt like the making of a tempestuous union. Watching Griffin ink a deal to assume one of the most pressure-filled, win-now jobs in the NBA, then hire former Bucks coach Terry Stotts as an assistant, only for management to plant Damian Lillard’s former head coach as an assistant, felt like being at a shotgun wedding. Griffin was always a poor fit, and it was never going to last, but nobody expected it to be a cameo appearance. The glaring neon sign that Griffin was not long for the Bucks was evident from the moment Stotts was hired as a pseudo-offensive coordinator. – DJ Dunson Read More

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One of the greatest charge-drawers the world has ever seen is no longer with the Miami Heat. Kyle Lowry will be creating turnovers by hitting the deck somewhere else for the rest of the season. The Heat have traded him to the Charlotte Hornets, along with a 2027 protected first-round pick, and received Terry Rozier in return, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. – Stephen Knox Read More

Deandre Ayton

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Either Deandre Ayton fell and bumped his head somewhere in Portland, or he’s the most ridiculous guy in the city. Apparently, after five and a half years in the NBA, Ayton feels he no longer needs to prove himself. Ayton let this slip while speaking with Mark Medina of Basketball Intelligence. It had to be a slip of the tongue, coming from a player who’s accomplished little as a pro. – Criss Partee Read More

Adrian Griffin

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The Milwaukee Bucks have fired head coach Adrian Griffin after just 43 games, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The firing makes Griffith tied for the third-shortest head coaching tenure in NBA history. – Cale Clinton Read More

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The NBA has done a spectacular job with Rivalry Week. Sam Presti vs. his mentors in Oklahoma City took a backseat to Chet Holmgren vs. Victor Wembanyama. That clash felt like a future NBA Finals showdown. Devin Booker and Luka Doncic exchanged their usual vitriol and potshots at one another. However, the nourishment of an already budding rivalry was the most relevant takeaway from this week in NBA action. The Milwaukee Bucks used rivalry week as an opportunity to dial up the intensity of their attempt to catch the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference. – DJ Dunson Read More

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Reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid ran amuck on the San Antonio Spurs Monday night in Philly, dropping 70 on Victor Wembanyama and crew. Even Kevin Durant was thoroughly impressed when learning of Embiid’s feat during his postgame presser after the Suns’ win over the Bulls. In doing this, Embiid set a new career high for himself, but that’s honestly not what fans in Philadelphia are clamoring for. – Criss Partee Read More

Did the Bucks want Doc Rivers as head coach all along?

Doc is finalizing an agreement to become the next coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and you have to wonder what led to this

Jimmy and Dee Haslem.

Jimmy and Dee Haslem.
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At least Milwaukee Bucks fans can say that the Haslems aren’t penny-pinchers. Jimmy and Dee bought their way into the NBA last spring when they purchased former franchise co-owner Marc Lasry’s share. Since then, two Bucks head coaches have been fired and their most recent hire is one of the most well-known veterans in the NBA — Doc Rivers. – Stephen Knox Read More

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