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The Ringer’s NBA Christmas Day Recap

The NBA officially started its 2020-21 regular season on Tuesday, but Christmas Day unofficially serves as opening night for many fans. With five marquee games on the schedule, the NBA did its best this year to give everyone the holiday presents they wanted. We’ll be recapping all five Christmas clashes today, so be sure to check back.
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Lakers have begun contract extension talks with Dennis Schroder, per report

The Los Angeles Lakers have begun the process of negotiating a contract extension with starting point guard Dennis Schroder, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The talks are expected to pick back up again as soon as mid-February. Prior to the start of the 2020-21 season, the Lakers had offered a...
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3 intriguing trade targets the New Orleans Pelicans could pursue

The last few NBA seasons for the New Orleans Pelicans have been pretty eventful. After trading away Anthony Davis last summer to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Pelicans drafted rookie sensation, Zion Williamson, to be the new face of the franchise. While he sat out most of last season with...

Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/26/20

Indiana Pacers (1-0) at Chicago Bulls (0-1) The Line: Chicago Bulls +4.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5Click to Get Latest Betting Odds. The Indiana Pacers pay a visit to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. The Indiana Pacers will be gunning for a second straight win to...

NBA Christmas Day takeaways: Eruptions and anticipated debuts

Five games, featuring the reigning two-time Kia MVP, the defending champs, the No. 2 pick in the draft, a team from New York City (no, not that one — the other one) and the previous year’s No. 1 pick. It was all that and more on Christmas Day in the...

Las Vegas second in RJ rank of NBA expansion

A vague reference by Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban on a podcast was followed up by Commissioner Adam Silver calling it inevitable without providing a timeline. All of a sudden, NBA expansion talk is heating up again. In reality, neither Cuban nor Silver needed to say anything. Rumors of expansion have...

John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins among six Rockets out vs. Trail Blazers

The Houston Rockets face the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday (10 ET, NBA TV) with limited lineup options, as the club listed six players on the official injury report as out while they advance through the league’s COVID-19 protocols. The club designated John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Mason Jones and Eric...

NBA 2020-21 opening night overreactions: Which storylines are real and which don't matter

Opening night overreactions are a staple of NBA discourse. Months without basketball make our first morsels seem that much more important. What happened in those games must be what will happen in every game because, for the first time since the previous Finals, these debates are no longer theoretical. They are playing out on the court, and even a small sample is better than no sample at all.

Montrezl Harrell’s somersault was best part of NBA Christmas Day

The NBA’s Christmas Day slate ended up being a dud. Five games, five blowouts. The best part of the day may have been Montrezl Harrell‘s somersault. Dallas’ Dorian Finney-Smith missed a three, and Harrell was putting an aggressive box out on Willie Cauley-Stein, when the Dallas center pulled Harrell down — and Harrell executed a Simon Biles-level somersault. Then moved on like it was nothing.

If this is a sign of what's to come, the NBA is in trouble

Merry Christmas Eve, friends! For those of you who celebrate, I hope you enjoy yourselves over the next couple of days. If you're spending time with loved ones, be safe and cherish those memories. For those of you who will be away from loved ones because of the pandemic or other reasons, find a way to treat yourself! I love each and every one of you and I want to thank you for spending time and putting up with me day-in and day-out.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James wins AP Male Athlete of Year award

LeBron James told the world in 2020 that Black lives matter. He helped convince many who had never voted to finally head to the polls. He found more ways to continue elevating the lives of people in his hometown. If that weren't enough, he won another NBA championship. James' on-court...