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Bird sees no hypocrisy on US team staying for anthem

SAITAMA, Japan -- Sue Bird sees no contradiction with the U.S. team staying on the court during the national anthem at the Olympics. It's a change for the four-time Olympic gold medalist and her WNBA teammates. During the WNBA season players usually leave the court to raise awareness for social justice before the anthem is played at games.
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Knicks badly want to trade up in 2021 NBA Draft

The NBA Draft is days away and teams are trying to figure out what they should do. Rumors have swirled and talks have opened up on possible trades leading up to Thursday. Now, the New York Knicks reportedly want to trade up in the draft, and are trying to package some picks in order to do so.
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Ben Simmons Rumors: Adrian Wojnarowski Hints At Big Week

NBA insiders Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe are hosting a special on ESPN today, as we near this week’s NBA Draft. Beyond the future stars that will be picked on Thursday night, there is rampant speculation on the current NBA stars that find themselves in trade rumors. One name who could be in the middle of things this week: Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons.
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Atlanta Hawks: A Bradley Beal trade only works financially

The Atlanta Hawks are coming off of their most successful season in quite some time. That’s led to some extra attention, even here in the offseason. From what to expect with John Collins in his restricted free agency to hypothetical trades for draft picks. All of it just points back to how good this roster was last season and can be going forward.
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This Hornets-Sixers trade gives Ben Simmons a fresh start

The NBA Finals are now in the books which means teams gonna start to set their sights on the offseason. For the Philadelphia 76ers, this could meet sending away a player that was want to view as one of their cornerstones. Ben Simmons could be one of the biggest storylines this offseason and it is going to take place very soon.

3 Power Forwards the New York Knicks could look to draft in 2021

Julius Randle is the clear go-to guy, but these power forwards would all be good reinforcements for the New York Knicks to draft in the second round. Last season, New York Knicks’ star Julius Randle became one of, if not the best true power forward in the NBA. His regular-season accomplishments were nixed in the playoffs where Randle struggled to get going against the Atlanta Hawks. However, New York Knicks fans will be willing to forget, so Randle will once again go into next season as the main guy.
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A groundbreaking nearly 20 years in the making

In the Embassy Suites parking lot Wednesday morning, there was at least one Pisces bumper sticker on an aquatics booster’s car. It stood as a gentle reminder that it has been nearly 20 years since local swimming enthusiasts, mostly parents of high school athletes, began pushing the City of Norman to build an indoor pool. The Pisces Project was the group’s mantra, and cars began sporting bumper stickers showing support.
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Lamar Stevens is a Cavs player to watch in Summer League

With the 2020-21 NBA season now in the books, and the 2021 NBA Draft on the horizon, we now can also look forward to the Las Vegas Summer League, set to commence from Aug. 8-17, where many young prospects get a chance to show what they can do for an NBA contract.
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Timberwolves Rumors: Possible Danilo Gallinari trade package?

Rumors: The Minnesota Timberwolves were recently rumored to be interested in the Atlanta Hawks’ Danilo Gallinari, a stretch-4 that has been consistent throughout his career and played for several winning teams. Gallinari is a player that fits what the Timberwolves severely need – a win-now veteran at a position which...

3 deals that LA Lakers should make if Montrezl Harrell opts in

Recent NBA trade rumors suggest that Montrezl Harrell will be opting into the second year of his deal with the LA Lakers. The report is from Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report and it presents all sorts of possibilities for the Lakers. “The most recent intel on Harrell suggests he may...
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Time is on the Sixers Side

Think about it, the Sixers are reportedly shopping Ben Simmons. Can you believe it? Has an athlete ever fallen out of favor after one bad series?. Simmons definitely had his doubters prior to this season and even the recent playoffs, but nothing like this. It was highly requested by fans,...
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Atlanta Hawks Are Reportedly Exploring Notable Trade

The Atlanta Hawks exceeded expectations during the NBA playoffs by making an impressive run to the Eastern Conference Finals. Although the team couldn’t get past the eventual champion Milwaukee Bucks, Trae Young and a cast of complimentary players proved that they’re ready to be perennial contenders. However, the Hawks are...
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Ben Simmons Rumors: Raptors Interested in Trading for 76ers Star

The Toronto Raptors have reportedly "expressed some interest" in a potential trade for Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons. Substack's Marc Stein reported Friday on Chad Ford's NBA Big Board podcast the Raptors are exploring whether there's "a way" to get Simmons from the Sixers. The 25-year-old LSU product has...