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Rookies to watch Blake Griffin, Clippers Looks to be the total power-forward package - but now is sidelined with a broken left kneecap (more on that story, page B8). Tyreke Evans, ...

SFGate Golden State Warriors | 2951 days ago | 1808 Ballers sent

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Michael Beasley Drafted Second, Seventh in ROY Voting

No surprise here. Well not anymore anyways. After entering the season with huge expectations, Michael Beasley has finished 7th in Rookie of the Year voting. Derrick Rose was the runaway winner after ...

Bleacher Report .com | 3138 days ago | 1795 Ballers sent

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Former UCLA teammates Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love still close friends

BY JOHN ROHDE Staff Writer jrohde@opubco.comIn the last four years, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love have played together on five different teams.They first became teammates for one season at UCLA, then the NBA ...

NewsOk.com Thunder | 2436 days ago | 1668 Ballers sent

2017 ROOKIE NBA NEWS

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Fox Talks Nike, Sneaker Rotation With Nice Kicks

Lightning quick on the hardwood, Kings rookie De’Aaron Fox had appealed to international sneaker brands since his time in high school.

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Kings rookie Alex Iafallo a living example of the team's tired play of ...

One glance at Alex Iafallo suggested he was in the middle of a grueling playoff series in late spring. He sported a cut near his eye, courtesy of an errant stick from Winnipeg Jets ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 1 day ago | 1 Baller sent

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NFL free agent Robert Griffin III looks to pass on his D.C.-area home

Robert Griffin III is throwing his home onto the market once more. The veteran NFL quarterback bought the 8,561-square-foot farmhouse in Leesburg, Va., in 2013 following his eye-opening rookie ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 2 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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NFL: Paxton Lynch to start at quarterback for the Broncos

It’s time to see if quarterback Paxton Lynch is a bust or just a late bloomer. The Denver Broncos’ 2016 first-round pick will make his first start of the season Sunday at Oakland, ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 3 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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LaVar Ball says Lakers are going too 'soft' on his son Lonzo

Another day, another LaVar Ball eruption. In online comments published Tuesday, the outspoken father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball said the team’s coaches are ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 3 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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LaVar Ball claims Lakers are 'babying' Lonzo Ball

LaVar Ball says Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has been away from him too long.

USA Today .com | 4 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Suns Rookies and Sophomores Update for Week 5

This is the continuation of a series showing weekly updates for each of the Phoenix Suns’ rookies and sophomores. This piece is for the 5th week. The Suns ...

Valley of the Suns | 4 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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NBA rookie power rankings: Celtics' Jayson Tatum playing well beyond ...

Tatum has been a major contributor thus far for the Celtics, who are riding an NBA-best 16-game winning streak.

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NFL: Denver Broncos seek fix by firing offensive coordinator Mike McCoy

Vance Joseph’s switch of quarterbacks didn’t stop the Denver Broncos’ skid, so the rookie head coach changed offensive coordinators. Joseph on Monday ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 4 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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The Bills' biggest mistake was starting rookie Nathan Peterman at quarterba

So if Yu Darvish was a quarterback and started a Super Bowl, this is what it would look like. What. A. Disaster. There’s really not a more charitable way of describing Nathan Peterman’s performance ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 5 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Chargers' eyes lit up with prospect of facing a rookie QB, and then they ...

“What?” Casey Hayward thought. Earlier this week, he looked around the Chargers locker room and saw Joey Bosa. He saw Melvin Ingram. He saw Trevor Williams and Jahleel Addae and the rest of the secondary. ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 5 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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The Phoenix Suns could take a flyer on Michael Carter-Williams

It's no secret that the Phoenix Suns have struggled at the point guard position this season, however a trade for a former ...

Valley of the Suns | 5 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Rams receiver Cooper Kupp has rough outing in loss to Vikings

Rookie receiver Cooper Kupp has made numerous highlight-reel plays for the Rams. He also has played a role in some of the season’s most disappointing moments. On Sunday, in the Rams’ ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 5 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Lonzo Ball hears about it after walking away from a skirmish against the ...

Late in the Lakers’ loss Friday night to the Phoenix Suns, a shoving match began between Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Phoenix point ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 6 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Popcorn Machine: Kuzma Posts Another Career Night

Taking a look at Kyle Kuzma's offensive arsenal and what skills the rookie is developing.

Los Angeles Lakers | 7 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Rookie Kyle Kuzma has season-high 30 points but Lakers fall to Suns

The Phoenix Suns got embarrassed by the Houston Rockets on national television Thursday night. They gave up 90 points ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 7 days ago | 3 Ballers sent

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Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina making mark on defense

Ntilikina isn't putting up numbers like Ben Simmons, but he's making a difference defensively.

USA Today .com | 9 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Clippers' Sindarius Thornwell survives baptism against Thunder's Big 3

The rookie had been told he was going to start for the first time this season and that he would have to display his defensive skills against Oklahoma City’s ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 9 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Rams' Jared Goff is excited about matchup with Vikings' Case Keenum

His rookie season included a nine-game wait to get on the field, and a seven-game stretch in survival mode once he finally got under center. Throughout it, Rams quarterback ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 9 days ago | 0 Baller sent

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Bills' Tyrod Taylor is benched for a rookie quarterback. Coach calls it ...

Tyrod Taylor has lost his job as starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills to rookie Nathan Peterman. Coach Sean McDermott called the move “a calculated risk.” Some people ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 10 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Popcorn Machine: Top Rookies Clash in Lakers-Sixers

Previewing the Lakers' matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Los Angeles Lakers | 10 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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NBA rookie power rankings: Dennis Smith Jr. cracks top five

This rookie class is incredibly deep, but will anybody be able to catch Ben Simmons?

USA Today .com | 11 days ago | 3 Ballers sent

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Swanigan Brings 'Just Good For Us' Energy In His First Start

During his brief tenure thus far in Portland, Trail Blazers rookie Caleb Swanigan has shown himself to be somewhat impervious ...

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Dodgers' Cody Bellinger is National League rookie of the year

Cody Bellinger batted second on opening day — in Oklahoma City, that is. He got three hits in his first game, 10 in his first five games. He was 21 and in triple-A. The ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 11 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Game Preview: Pacers at Grizzlies

This is the continuation of a series showing weekly updates for each of the Phoenix Suns' rookie and sophomores. This piece is for the 4th week. The Suns ...

Indiana Pacers | 11 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Suns Rookies and Sophomores Update for Week 4

This is the continuation of a series showing weekly updates for each of the Phoenix Suns' rookie and sophomores. This piece is for the 4th week. The Suns ...

Valley of the Suns | 12 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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LeBron James praises Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr: 'He should ...

LeBron James said the Knicks are going to regret passing on Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr.

USA Today .com | 13 days ago | 1 Baller sent

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Rookie guards playing key roles for short-handed Clippers

They are two rookies who have been forced into the fray, both of them wide-eyed and yet quietly confident they can perform for the Clippers during these dire ...

Los Angeles Times Clippers | 13 days ago | 2 Ballers sent

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Josh Jackson Scores Career-High vs Magic

With Devin Booker being challenged with double-teams each night, the Suns are looking for others to step up offensively. Rookie Josh Jackson did just that on Friday ...

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Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball knows criticism is a 'reality' for ...

Lonzo Ball's shooting struggles have been magnified because of all the surrounding hype.

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