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Tim Duncan's three-year contract with the Spurs is worth $30 million, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.

That's a remarkably similar deal to the one that Kevin Garnett signed to remain with the Celtics, and in a league where players are regularly and vastly overpaid, Duncan's deal should be a good one over the next few seasons. The Big Fundamental will finish his career in San Antonio, making good on his comment that he'll be a "Spur for life."
Mon, Jul 16, 2012 08:31:00 AM

Coach Kevin McHale said on Saturday he'll play Dwight Howard (knee) "as much as we can."

Dwight was helping on defense a lot in Game 2 and it led to some very nice production out of Andrew Bogut. Howard also played 40 minutes in the loss and will likely be in that neighborhood again. McHale also said he expects to hit Howard in the post more, so there could be a 20-point game on the way.
May 23 - 7:21 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) is questionable to play against the Hawks in Game 3 on Sunday.

"Hopefully he responds well to the little workout he did today," coach David Blatt said. "He's a big part of the team and this series is not finished. But if he's not able to play then he won't. That's the determining factor." For now, it sounds like the Cavs will sit Irving until they get some pressure from the Hawks. Matthew Dellavedova has been effective on defense against Jeff Teague and put up a stat line of 11 points, six boards, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers. Plus, he attempted 13 shots from the field, which is is second-highest total for field goal attempts in any game in his career.
May 23 - 6:28 PM

Kyle Korver (ankle) will not play in the remainder of the postseason due to a "severe right ankle sprain."

Ouch. While Korver hasn't been great in the postseason, his presence for spacing has been essential to the Hawks' offense. The Hawks haven't been the same due primarily to their struggles from beyond the arc and that burden has just grown with this loss. Kent Bazemore will likely start next to DeMarre Carroll on the wing. Dennis Schroder and Shelvin Mack will also have to step up. The Hawks may also use Mike Scott as a floor spacer in some lineups, which they did on Friday.
May 23 - 2:53 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) was wearing a soft sleeve on his left knee at practice on Saturday.

Wit the Cavs up 2-0 and now headed to Cleveland for two games, there is little incentive to play Irving at less than 100 percent. While Irving has said that rest won't help, he could conceivably get close to two weeks off if the Cavs can handle their business in the Eastern Conference. Matthew Dellavedova has been a pleasant surprise and will get more playing time.
May 23 - 2:48 PM

Terrence Ross had surgery to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his left ankle on Friday and he currently has no timetable for a return to basketball activities.

Even though there is no timetable for his return, this was likely a minor procedure and he should hopefully be back on the court soon. Ross had a very disappointing 2014-15 campaign in which he averaged just 9.8 points, 2.8 boards, 1.0 assist and 1.8 3-pointers while shooting just 37.2 percent from the field, so he clearly has a lot to work on this summer. We will track his progress very closely in the coming weeks, but he won't be a target in fantasy drafts just yet.
May 23 - 11:45 AM

According to Yahoo Sports, Scott Skiles has emerged as the frontrunner to become the next head coach of the Orlando Magic.

Tom Thibodeau has also been in the mix, but the Magic are reportedly unwilling to offer any compensation to acquire him. Orlando isn't going to rush into a decision, but they could start contract negotiations very soon. If Skiles does get the job, it will be interesting to see how Tobias Harris reacts considering the two didn't have the best relationship when they were in Milwaukee together. We will pass along any further details when we know more.
May 23 - 11:40 AM

The Hawks are reportedly less optimistic about Kyle Korver's ankle than they were about DeMarre Carroll's knee the morning after his injury.

We are expected to get a full diagnosis soon, so we should know more details shortly. X-rays taken after the game were negative, but it's possible that Korver could be dealing with a lot of swelling and this report is pretty concerning. If Korver is forced to miss any time, Kent Bazemore is going to have to step up in a big way. Expect another update shortly.
May 23 - 11:29 AM

According to head coach Mike Budenholzer, the Hawks are hopeful that Al Horford (knee) will be good to go for Game 3 vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday.

"He had two or three different times where he got hit in the same spot," Budenholzer said. "The feedback from him after the game, I think that he's going to be OK. I think that it's just one of those things. A couple hits, a couple bangs, we're hopeful that he'll be fine going into Game 3." The Hawks have the lost the first two games of the series at home, so they desperately need to win on Sunday. Horford will likely do everything in his power to play, but we should have plenty of updates on his status before the game. If Horford is unable to play, Mike Muscala and Pero Antic would be in the mix for more minutes.
Source: CBS Sports
May 23 - 9:44 AM

Jeff Van Gundy has emerged as a candidate for the Pelicans' open head coaching position according to ESPN.com.

Van Gundy joins Tom Thibodeau and Alvin Gentry as confirmed candidates for the job according to the report, with Gentry the only candidate known to be formally interviewed. Considering many thought Monty Williams was safe after making the playoffs, it makes sense that the franchise had some big names lined up after his somewhat surprising release. After all, coaching the Brow has its benefits.
Source: ESPN.com
May 22 - 11:43 PM

Jeff Teague hit just 5-of-16 shots in the Hawks' 94-82 loss to the Cavs on Friday, finishing with 12 points, three rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks.

The stat line doesn't reflect his underwhelming play and the score doesn't reflect how far apart the two teams were tonight. Teague was everything he has always been when he struggles -- indecisive, passive and frustrating -- and though some credit should be given to Matthew Dellavedova he just simply has to play better for the Hawks to have a chance. They head to Cleveland down 2-0 for Sunday's matchup.
May 22 - 11:39 PM

DeMarre Carroll bounced back from a scary looking knee injury in Game 1 against the Cavs to play in Game 2, finishing with six points on 2-of-6 shooting and three rebounds in a team-high 34 minutes.

Carroll was clearly hobbled and fairly lucky that LeBron James didn't test him as much as he could have. Still, the fact that he led his team in minutes and didn't back down from the challenge tonight are huge feathers in his cap for free agency. He needs some of his teammates to show the same fire he had tonight.
May 22 - 11:31 PM




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