r/nba 8h ago

Index Thread Daily Discussion Thread + Game Thread Index

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Game Threads Index (February 05, 2023):

Tip-off GDT Away Score Home PGT
01:00 pm ET Orlando Magic FINAL 119 to 113 Charlotte Hornets
05:00 pm ET Link Cleveland Cavaliers FINAL 122 to 103 Indiana Pacers Link
06:00 pm ET Link Philadelphia 76ers FINAL 97 to 108 New York Knicks Link
06:00 pm ET Link Toronto Raptors FINAL 106 to 103 Memphis Grizzlies Link
07:00 pm ET Link Denver Nuggets FINAL 98 to 128 Minnesota Timberwolves Link
07:00 pm ET Link Sacramento Kings FINAL 104 to 136 New Orleans Pelicans Link

r/nba 1d ago

Trade Deadline Tracker 2022-23 Trade Deadline Tracker

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Trade Deadline: February 9th, 2023

Trades:

Date: Team 1: Team 1 receives: Team 2: Team 2 receives: Source
09/01/2022 Cleveland Cavaliers Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji,Collin Sexton, and Three unprotected first-round picks (2025, 2027, 2029) with Two pick swaps (2026, 2028) source
09/22/2022 Utah Jazz Kelly Olynyk, Saben Lee Detroit Pistons Bojan Bogdanovic source
09/27/2022 Oklahoma City Thunder Maurice Harkless, Second Round Pick Atlanta Hawks Vit Krejci source
09/29/2022 Oklahoma City Thunder David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke, Marquese Chriss Houston Rockets Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Moe Harkless, Theo Maledon and a protected 2025 2nd-round pick source
01/05/2023 Boston Celtics 2024 top-55 protected second-round pick San Antonio Spurs Noah Vonleh and Cash source
01/23/2023 Los Angeles Lakers Rui Hachimura Washington Wizards Kendrick Nunn and 3 Secound-Round Picks source
02/05/2023 Brooklyn Nets Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, 2029 1st-Round Pick, 2027 & 2029 2nd-Round Picks Dallas Mavericks Kyrie Irving & Markieff Morris source


r/nba 6h ago Burning Cash Take My Power 'MURICA Gold Take My Energy hehehehe

News [Charania] BREAKING: The Brooklyn Nets are trading Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a first-round and multiple second-round picks, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.

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r/nba 5h ago Shocked Stonks Falling

[Serious] The Athletic: Associates of Ja Morant verbally accosted Pacers personnel and someone trained a red laser on them from a nearby SUV postgame on Jan. 29.

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More: The two members of the traveling party who spoke to The Athletic said that they did not see who shined the laser from the SUV. They also don’t know if the laser was attached to a gun, but they believed it was. A Pacers security guard in the loading area at the time remarked: “That’s 100 percent a gun.”

“NBA Security and league investigators conducted an investigation interviewing numerous eyewitnesses and reviewing video surveillance following allegations made by the Indiana Pacers organization regarding a postgame incident on Jan. 29. While we substantiated that a postgame situation arose that was confrontational, based on interviews and other evidence gathered, we could not corroborate that any individual threatened others with a weapon,” Bass said.

Video of confrontation in-arena.

Details:

The verbal sparring continued intermittently for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, until Morant entered the loading area. He, Pack and the others dispersed into two vehicles. Morant, Pack and one other person got into an SUV, sources said. The first vehicle turned toward the bus before exiting up a ramp and out of the arena’s loading area. The SUV moved toward the Pacers bus, turned, slowed, and that was when members of the Pacers traveling party noticed a red laser coming from the car and being trained on players, coaches and others


r/nba 6h ago

News [Haynes] Kyrie Irving is said to be “ecstatic” about the trade to Dallas Mavericks and “looking forward” to joining forces with Luka Dončić, a league source tells @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport.

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r/nba 2h ago Table Slap Crying MJ

[LeBron James] Maybe It’s Me

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I don’t know what the context of this is, perhaps it’s Kyrie, or the scoring record, or a song lyric. I really don’t know. The replies aren’t helping either imo hahaha

Source of information used in this tweet is from a tweet by LeBron James: https://twitter.com/kingjames/status/1622394143912919041?s=46&t=pqy83QgHthylWOdHkg5YOQ


r/nba 6h ago

Spender Dinwiddie: “When @ShamsCharania says it’s time to go you pack your bags. Plus Elijah said he wanted to go back home 😅🙏🏾”

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When @ShamsCharania says it’s time to go you pack your bags. Plus Elijah said he wanted to go back home 😅🙏🏾

To the #mffl  like I’ve always said y’all and BKN have made my NBA experience. Nothing but immaculate vibes as @tpinsonn would say. Tweet

Some words from Spencer after he got traded back to the Nets in return for Kyrie. Seems he found out through the Shams tweet, which is hilarious.

Also, W Twitter pfp from Spencer


r/nba 8h ago

News [Charania] Golden State’s Stephen Curry is expected to miss multiple weeks with a left leg injury, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.

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r/nba 6h ago

News [Stein] The Mavericks consulted face of the franchise Luka Dončić before agreeing to trade for Kyrie Irving, league sources tell @TheSteinLine .

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r/nba 4h ago

[Ja Morant] did a investigation seen they were cappin . still let a article come out to paint this negative image on me & my fam . & banned my brother from home games for a year . unbelievable 😂

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https://twitter.com/JaMorant/status/1622365982915235842

" did a investigation seen they were cappin . still let a article come out to paint this negative image on me & my fam . & banned my brother from home games for a year . unbelievable "

Ja Morant comes out publicly on twitter to talk about the laser incident at the Grizzlie-Pacers game from a report from the Athletic.

Edit: https://prnt.sc/Rrnp2p-ZSwvQ
Screenshot incase tweet gets deleted


r/nba 6h ago

News [Charania] The Mavericks are sending a 2029 unprotected first-round pick, a 2027 second-round pick and a 2029 second round-pick to the Nets, sources @TheAthletic @Stadium. Brooklyn also is sending Markieff Morris to Dallas.

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r/nba 3h ago

[Washburn in 2017] Have been told that Kyrie is "ecstatic" about the trade, looking forward to playing for Brad Stevens and understand the #Celtics tradition.

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Earlier today, Chris Haynes reported that Kyrie was ecstatic about the trade to the Mavericks and looking forward to playing with Luka Doncic:

Kyrie Irving is said to be “ecstatic” about the trade to Dallas Mavericks and “looking forward” to joining forces with Luka Dončić, a league source tells @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport.

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Funnily enough, 1,985 days ago, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reported that Kyrie was ecstatic about the trade to the Celtics and looking forward to playing for Brad Stevens:

Have been told that Kyrie is "ecstatic" about the trade, looking forward to playing for Brad Stevens and understand the #Celtics tradition.

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As we all know, Kyrie Irving had an illustrious career with the Boston Celtics and was loved by their fans even after his departure to Brooklyn.


r/nba 6h ago

News [Haynes] The Phoenix Suns are prepared to pursue Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant should he become available, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport.

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r/nba 1h ago

[Marc Stein via Substack] The Nets also succeeded, as one source close to the process put it, in meeting one of the presumed objectives held by team owner Joe Tsai by sending Irving somewhere other than the Lakers – his preferred destination.

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Further:

  • The Nets' refused Dallas' attempts to ship them Christian Wood's expiring contract or one of its less palatable long-term deals held by Tim Hardaway Jr. and Davis Bertans.

  • Wood is attracting interest from Clippers along with D'Angelo Russell.

  • Stein has previously mentioned, and again mentions that KD is big fan of Dorian Finney Smith.

Link.


r/nba 4h ago

[Kristian Winfield] Kevin Durant has been ‘less than enthralled’ with Ben Simmons, per NY Daily News

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Sources familiar with Durant's thinking tell the Daily News the star forward has been less than enthralled with Simmons, who is averaging just 7.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 6 assists per game on a max contract in Brooklyn

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r/nba 11h ago

News [Haynes] Brooklyn Nets intend to keep Kyrie Irving sidelined until a trade is finalized ahead of the Feb. 9 deadline, league sources tell @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport.

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r/nba 10h ago

[Milwaukee Bucks] Giannis did on his best post game interviews alongside two make a wish kids. Before each answer, he explained to the kids why the reporter is asking, what the play was, and how they should answer each question.

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r/nba 8h ago

Charles Barkley explains why him and Jordan haven't spoken in 10 years..."I love the guy, I miss the guy but I gotta do my job. I said I didn't know he'd ever be successful as a General Manager...He hires too many of his friends."

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r/nba 5h ago

News [Begley] Lakers had offer earlier in week that included Russell Westbrook and a first round pick for Irving

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r/nba 3h ago

[Moore] The Lakers simply would not move those picks. Not for Myles Turner and Buddy Hield, not for various assets from Utah, not for various assets from San Antonio and, according to league sources, not in weekend discussions for Irving.

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The Lakers simply would not move those picks. Not for Myles Turner and Buddy Hield, not for various assets from Utah, not for various assets from San Antonio and, according to league sources, not in weekend discussions for Irving.

A move that seems to fit what they want is a trade for Bradley Beal, but the Wizards have made it clear over and over again that they have no interest in trading Beal (despite having a lot of long-term incentive to do so) and he has a no-trade clause.

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r/nba 5h ago

The Nets' winning percentage with Kyrie versus without Kyrie is a perfect demonstration of Simpson's paradox.

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The Nets had a higher winning percentage without Kyrie than they did with him in each individual season that he was on their team; but if you add up all of the wins and losses over the last four seasons, their winning percentage with him is actually higher with him than without him.

2022-23 | Record with Kyrie: 24-16 (.600) | Record without Kyrie: 8-4 (.667)

2021-22 | Record with Kyrie: 14-15 (.483) | Record without Kyrie: 30-23 (.566)

2020-21 | Record with Kyrie: 36-18 (.667) | Record without Kyrie: 12-6 (.667)

2019-20 | Record with Kyrie: 8-12 (.400) | Record without Kyrie: 27-25 (.519)

All 4 Seasons | Record with Kyrie: 82-61 (.573) | Record without Kyrie: 77-58 (.570)

This is a perfect demonstration of Simpson's paradox where averages over individual time periods indicate one trend while the combined data indicates the opposite trend. The reason for this is because the sample sizes for each individual season varied by a lot.


r/nba 9h ago

[Amick] A significant obstacle emerged in the early stages of the talks between LAL and the BKN ... They were only looking to give BKN the kind of return they’re requesting if Irving was willing to accept the two-year, $78.6 million extension they could immediately agree on as part of the deal.

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r/nba 9h ago

Dwight Howard to participate in Taiwan's All-Star Game and Three-Point Contest

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r/nba 4h ago

[The Athletic] Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving signed together with the Nets in the summer ahead of the 2019-20 season. In three-plus seasons while they were both on Brooklyn’s roster, they appeared in just 74 games together.

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Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving signed together with the Nets in the summer ahead of the 2019-20 season.

In three-plus seasons while they were both on Brooklyn's roster, they appeared in just 74 games together.

H/T @SNYNets


r/nba 8h ago

[Amick] The Lakers would trade both 1st’s, Reaves and Christie [along with Russ] if Kyrie signs a 2-year extension. Jeanie is on board. But Kyrie wants a 4-year max this summer. The Lakers offer is significantly less if Kyrie doesn’t sign the 2-year

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Sam Amick for The Athletic via Corvo

Multiple reports suggest Lakers are ready to go all in but wary of Kyrie bolting in a few months time. The above scenario would also need the inclusion of another player in the trade.

Would be a solid return for the Nets but definitely not good enough if they aim to retain KD?


r/nba 55m ago

[Haynes] Sources: Brooklyn Nets received Los Angeles Lakers’ proposal that did include team’s two first-round picks (2027, 2029) and Phoenix Suns’ offer of Chris Paul, Jae Crowder and unspecified picks: @NBATV

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r/nba 6h ago

News [Charania] Stephen Curry has suffered partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligaments and interosseous membrane as well as a contusion in lower left leg, Warriors say.

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