Exceeded expectations: Hornets chairman Michael Jordan praises rookie LaMelo Ball

Head coach Chris Finch of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on as LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets celebrates a three-point basket during the...

Midway through his first NBA season, rookie point guard LaMelo Ball has adjusted to the game better than anyone thought he would early in his career, according to quotes emerging from Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets majority owner Michael Jordan earlier today.
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Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz among contenders linked with PJ Tucker trade

Tucker of the Houston Rockets warms up prior to the game against the Chicago Bulls on February 22, 2021 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE...

Recent reports claim the Houston Rockets’ experienced power forward PJ Tucker continues to attract interest from teams across the league – including the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz out West, as they prepare to field offers from those title-contenders ahead of next month’s deadline.
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Philadelphia 76ers among NBA teams eyeing Kyle Lowry trade before deadline

Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors looks on during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 14, 2021 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida....

Reports claim Toronto Raptors PG Kyle Lowry is attracting interest from many title-contending teams – including the Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers – with the six-time All-Star said to be more interested in a move back home to Philly, should the right trade scenario unfold between now and the March 25 deadline. His agent Mark Bartelstein has denied these claims. Continue reading

NBA Previews: OKC Thunder vs Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns host Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers works against Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards in the fourth quarter at Moda Center on February...

Read on for two NBA match previews as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder (12-18) host a determined Miami Heat (13-17) side, while reigning West Player of the Week Damian Lillard looks to propel an undermanned Portland Trail Blazers (18-11) to a big road win vs. Phoenix Suns (19-10), with both vying for fourth place out West. Who will prevail? Continue reading

Preview: New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets – Who continues their momentum?

Brandon Ingram of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on January 29, 2021 at the Smoothie King...

Brandon Ingram had 28 points, Zion Williamson impressed with 21 on 13 shots alongside a career-high seven assists as the Milwaukee Bucks (11-7) had their two-game winning run snapped emphatically away from home overnight. Can they sustain that level of efficiency against a well-rested Houston Rockets (8-9) team in the second of their back-to-back slate? Continue reading

Preview: Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks – Can Doncic & co snap Jazz’s nine-game streak?

Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson of the Dallas Mavericks hi-five during the game against the Denver Nuggets on January 25, 2021 at the American Airlines...

Two Western Conference sides clash in the early hours on Thursday, as the Dallas Mavericks (8-9) travel to Salt Lake City against an in-form Utah Jazz (13-4) team next.  In what will be billed as the battle of the duos: Mitchell-Gobert vs. Doncic-Porzingis, the hosts put their nine-game winning streak on the line once more – no-one else leaguewide boasts a similar run of late. Continue reading

NBA Previews: Bucks host Lakers, Jazz target successive wins over Pelicans

Bucks provide ticket information on postponed games

Two NBA match previews as the Milwaukee Bucks (9-5) look to respond after a heartbreaking defeat against the Brooklyn Nets as they host the defending champion Lakers (11-4), while Stan Van Gundy’s New Orleans Pelicans (5-8) hope to avoid successive defeats against a resurgent Utah Jazz team (10-4) after a sluggish start to the regular season. Who will come out on top?  Continue reading

NBA Previews: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers entertain Dallas Mavericks

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Two more NBA match previews as the Philadelphia 76ers (9-5) attempt to bounce back from their narrow defeat in Memphis against Eastern Conference rivals Boston (8-4), while the Indiana Pacers continue life without Victor Oladipo, hosting Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks, who have been unpredictable to start the regular season. Which sides will prevail? Continue reading

LaMelo Ball isn’t surprised by his record-breaking numbers – you shouldn’t be either

LaMelo Ball makes history yet again with triple-double vs. Hawks

Charlotte Hornets’ 2020 draft pick LaMelo Ball (#3) officially replaced Markelle Fultz as the NBA’s youngest ever player to record a triple-double – 10 points, assists and rebounds – during their 113-105 win vs. the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night but his nonchalant response to questions post-game show this is just the start for a young guard with plenty to achieve in the league. Continue reading