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NBA's Most Valuable Franchise- A #1

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd January Sportsfranchise valueNBA
The New York Knicks have surpassed the Los Angeles Lakers as the most valuable team in the NBA, according to Forbes' annual study. Boosted by renovations to Madison Square Garden, the Knicks' value increased 41 percent to $1.1 billion.Read More »

Blazer Achieves Rare Statistical Feat

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th December SportsNBANicolas BatumPortland Trail Blazers
While Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard has gabbed much of the attention, forward Nicolas Batum has impressed the stat watchers. Batum had the first 5x5 since 2006 on Sunday in a 95-94 Portland victory over New Orleans. A 5x5 is a game when a player has at least five points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots in one game.Read More »

HEADLINES: Ex-Blazer Roy Not Thinking Retirement, Josh Hamilton Signs With Halos

FORMER BLAZER ROY NOT CONSIDERING RETIREMENT Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Brandon Roy says he never considered retirement after his latest operation. Roy was back at practice on a limited, non-contact basis with the Wolves on Thursday, almost one month after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.Read More »

NBA Star From Oregon Backtracks On Critical Comments About Team Management

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th December SportsKevin LoveMinnesota TimberwolvesNBA
Kevin Love is standing by some critical remarks he made about the Minnesota Timberwolves organization, though he says he is happy with the direction things are headed. Love raised eyebrows with some comments in a Yahoo!Read More »

Two Blazers Sent to D-League To Refine Talent

The Trail Blazers have assigned rookies Will Barton and Victor Claver to Portland's development league affiliate, the Idaho Stampede. Barton has played in 16 games for the Blazers this season, averaging 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game. The guard was the 40th pick in the June draft out of Memphis.Read More »

Former Blazer, Now A Coach Has Team Off To Good Start

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th December SportsLionel HollinsMemphis GrizzliesNBA
Sitting atop the NBA standings is new territory for the Memphis Grizzlies. Just getting off to a fast start is unusual. The Grizzlies, who usually stumble out the gate, are a league-best 13-3. They've never had a better record after the first 16 games of the season. They were 11-5 in 2005-06 and 10-6 last season.Read More »

Ex-Blazer Roy's Comeback Hits A Snag

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th November SportsBrandon RoyNBA
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy is having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, an ominous sign for a player trying to come back from years of chronic knee issues. The Timberwolves say Roy is having the surgery Monday in the Twin Cities.Read More »

Lakers Make Surprise Hiring

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th November SportsLos Angeles LakersNBA
It will be Mike D'Antoni trying to lead the Los Angeles Lakers back to an NBA championship, not Phil Jackson. The Lakers have decided on D'Antoni, who gets a three-year, $12 million contract to replace Mike Brown who was fired on Friday.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Lakers Fire Coach

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th November SportsLos Angeles LakersNBA
The Los Angeles Lakers have fired coach Mike Brown after a 1-4 start to his second season in charge. The Lakers announced the surprising move Friday, several hours before they hosted Golden State.Read More »

Singler's NBA Career Off To Solid Start

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th November SportsKyle SinglerNBA
South Medford graduate Kyle Singler is off to a promising start in his NBA career, even if his Detroit Pistons are not. A week into first season, Singler is seeing plenty of playing time off the Pistons bench, and he’s making the most of it. The 6-8 forward who played collegiately at Duke is shooting a blistering 61 percent from the field and he’s averaging nearly 9 points a game.Read More »

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