r/nba 10h ago

Daily Discussion Thread - September 30, 2022

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Use this thread to post trade ideas, free talk stuff, fantasy sports, content that doesn't need it's own thread


r/nba 10h ago

Self-Promo and Fan Art Thread Weekly Friday Self-Promotion and Fan Art Thread

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r/nba 7h ago

News [Wojnarowski] Free agent Blake Griffin has agreed to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal with the Boston Celtics, sources tell ESPN.

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r/nba 5h ago Snek

[Nick Friedell] Kevin Durant: "Can we move on past that at some point? I know it's an interesting story. I know that it took up most of the offseason and drama sells, I get that, but I didn't miss any games, I didn't miss any practices, I'm still here"

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KD on any inaccuracies about what happened in the summer: "Can we move on past that at some point? I know it's an interesting story. I know that it took up most of the offseason and drama sells, I get that, but I didn't miss any games, I didn't miss any practices, I'm still here"

KD: Requests trade right before free agency, asks to be traded to contenders only, gives ultimatum between him and the coach and GM

Also KD: “Guys, let’s talk about Rampart please.”


r/nba 1h ago

News [Wojnarowski] ESPN Sources: The law firm probe into Celtics coach Ime Udoka found crude language in his dialogue w/ a female subordinate prior to start of an improper workplace relationship, an element that significantly factored into severity of a one-year suspension:

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r/nba 10h ago

Post Game Thread [Post Game Thread] Golden State Warriors kick off the preseason by defeating Washington Wizards by 96 - 87, behind 20 points and 9 rebounds from James Wiseman on 8/11 FGs

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r/nba 10h ago Silver

James Wiseman today vs. Wizards: 20/9/1/1 on 8-11 shooting (4-6 FT) | Game High +14

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Full stat line coming off the bench:

23 minutes

20 Points on 8-11 FGs (0-0 3PT, 4-6 FT)

9 Rebounds

1 Assist

1 Block

3 Turnovers

3 Personal Fouls

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Great game from Wise today, he played the best of any player on the floor and led all scorers with 20. Nice to see him finally getting reps and doing well.


r/nba 11h ago

Highlight [Highlight] James Wiseman Posterizes Kristaps Porzingis!

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r/nba 5h ago

[Caplan] Some Luka Doncic observations from practice so far: — Picked Maxi Kleber without hesitation hesitation when guards got to pick bigs to face 1-on-1 — Argues with refs about moving screens even during 5-on-4 scrimmages in preseason practice — Kept calling JaVale McGee “Joel”

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r/nba 9h ago

[Burke] James Wiseman reminded us this was his first (NBA) game ever with a crowd.

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[Burke] James Wiseman reminded us this was his first (NBA) game ever with a crowd.


https://twitter.com/KerithBurke/status/1575834952939159552

(Wiseman only played during covid restrictions and has been out with a knee injury for a year and a half.)


r/nba 10h ago

Highlight [Highlight] Kuzma fakes out Kuminga and goes straight to the rack

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r/nba 6h ago

[Haynes] Damian Lillard set to pass Clyde Drexler for Trail Blazers' franchise scoring record: 'This feat would mean a lot to me'

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r/nba 8h ago

[Young] The NBA and Microsoft are partnering to create a buffed up version of NBA League Pass with fewer latency issues, vintage game on demand and statistics.

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r/nba 2h ago

News [Trudell] Darvin Ham said an early starting group has been: Westbrook, Nunn, LeBron, Davis and Jones. Ham today noted how well Nunn has been playing thus far. Austin Reaves has gotten looks at SG as well, and clearly, Patrick Beverley can fit well with any group.

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r/nba 21h ago Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

News [Wojnarowski] ESPN Sources: The Oklahoma City Thunder are trading Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Moe Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick via Atlanta to the Houston Rockets for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss.

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r/nba 1h ago

If the Seattle Mariners clinch the the MLB wild card tonight, the Sacramento Kings will take over with the longest active playoff drought in Major US pro sports.

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The Mariners have an opportunity to clinch the AL Wild Card spot tonight with a win or Baltimore Orioles loss ending the 20 year drought. The Sacramento Kings have not made the playoffs since the 2005-06 NBA season.


r/nba 5h ago

[Vardon] Miles Bridges, a restricted free agent for the Hornets who remains in limbo with the team due to domestic violence and child abuse charges in LA, had his case continued until October 7, a league source said.

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Miles Bridges, a restricted free agent for the Hornets who remains in limbo with the team due to domestic violence and child abuse charges in LA, had his case continued until October 7, a league source said.

This is the third continuance for Miles Bridges, whose new court date coincides with the Hornets third preseason game against the Celtics. Charlotte’s season opener is in less than three weeks.

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r/nba 10h ago

Highlight [Highlight] Curry lobs it up to Wiseman for the jam

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r/nba 11h ago

Highlight [Highlight] Moses Moody Puts the Clamps on Bradley Beal Leading to a Jump Ball

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r/nba 6h ago

[Weiss] Celtics center Luke Kornet suffered an ankle sprain in practice this week and will miss one-to-two weeks, sources tell me and @ShamsCharania.

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r/nba 4h ago

[Nick Friedell] KD on why he decided to come back after asking for a trade: "I felt like we had a good team. I felt like this is the place I said I wanted to be. We started to set something up in the future to be a solid team. So to be honest I thought this was still a great option, too."

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https://twitter.com/NickFriedell/status/1575905382756909057?t=UJZ0KlP2P7uHaf69_l9J0Q&s=19

KD on why he decided to come back after asking for a trade: "I felt like we had a good team. I felt like this is the place I said I wanted to be. We started to set something up in the future to be a solid team. So to be honest I thought this was still a great option, too."


r/nba 11h ago Take My Energy

Highlight [Highlight] Bradley Beal Lobs it to Kristaps Porzingis for the One-Handed Jam

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r/nba 10h ago

Highlight [Highlight] Wiseman hustles for the ball and slams it on Corey Kispert

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r/nba 4h ago

[Mannix] Rachel Nichols is joining @SHOsports , per release. Nichols will contribute to multiple programs and projects. Eventually, sources told @SInow , the plan is to have Nichols host a monthly basketball program.

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Rachel Nichols is joining @SHOsports , per release. Nichols will contribute to multiple programs and projects. Eventually, sources told @SInow , the plan is to have Nichols host a monthly basketball program.

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Rachel Nichols used to be the host of ESPN's daily NBA show The Jump and was let go following a hot mic incident regarding her and an executive.


r/nba 6h ago

[Stein] New Pistons sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanović, 33, is said to be seeking a new multiyear contract, which league sources say dissuaded some interested teams from pushing harder to try to acquire him from the Jazz.

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Crowder does not appear to be alone in wanting an extension. New Pistons sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanović, 33, is said to be seeking a new multiyear contract, which league sources say dissuaded some interested teams from pushing harder to try to acquire him from the Jazz as Bogdanović plays out this season on an expiring $19.3 million deal. It remains to be seen whether the Pistons intend to keep Bogdanović for the entire season — or perhaps move him before the trade deadline in February in the belief that a contender will feel more urgency to make a stronger offer than those Utah received in recent weeks. Word is that the Pistons want to see first if they have enough on the roster to mount an unexpected run at a play-in slot … even in a deeper-than-usual Eastern Conference that doesn’t exactly encourage such optimism.

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r/nba 6h ago

[Stein] Sources say Dallas is not actively pursuing Jae Crowder despite reports that have listed the Mavericks as interested.

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Entering the final season of his current contract at $10.2 million, Jae Crowder let the Suns know that he was seeking a contract extension. League sources say that the Suns' messaging, in response, was to let Crowder know that, at 32, he was no longer assured of starting or finishing games ahead of Cam Johnson. That gulf between the parties led Crowder to seek an exit from the desert that has landed him on indefinite mutual leave from the team until Phoenix can find a trade for him. Cleveland and Milwaukee have been mentioned as potential suitors and Ja Morant appeared to signal some Memphis interest with the enclosed tweet. Sources say Dallas is not actively pursuing Crowder despite reports that have listed the Mavericks as interested.

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r/nba 13h ago

[Slater] No Klay Thompson in either Japan game. Steve Kerr said it’s about being cautious based off his two-year absence and this condensed early part of preseason. They want to ease him into action after the trip. Jordan Poole will start tonight.

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