Tagged Joakim Noah

What DeMarcus Cousins’ Torn ACL Means for L.A. Lakers

On Thursday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania dropped unexpected and unwelcome news about Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins. Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a possible knee injury and will undergo further testing today in Los Angeles, league sources tell ESPN. Cousins was working out in Las Vegas on Monday when…

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How NY Knicks’ ‘Offseason of Plan B’ Could Work (or Backfire)

Give the New York Knicks credit: They appear to have learned from their “money-to-burn” debacle in 2016. However, that doesn’t mean their plan B this offseason is guaranteed to pay off. When the salary cap jumped an unprecedented $24 million in 2016, the Knicks quickly came to terms with Joakim Noah on a four-year, $72…

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Next Offseason Steps for the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets had an understated offseason from a volume perspective, but there were still headlines as the club could not come to an agreement with Kemba Walker and eventually settled on point guard Terry Rozier in a double sign-and-trade with the Boston Celtics. Walker was eligible for the $221 million supermax deal to remain…

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Week 20 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: The NBA’s Tank Race and You

Now that we’re past the trade deadline and All-Star break, NBA teams are positioning into one of two camps: If they’re playing for the postseason, they’re tightening rotations, increasing minutes and going all out. If they aren’t gunning for a playoff spot, they’ll likely begin some chicanery to increase chances of landing more ping pong…

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Realistic Expectations for Joakim Noah and the Memphis Grizzlies

Injury, banishment and an albatross of a contract hopefully behind him,  2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah begins the next chapter of his NBA story this week. The 33-year-old, 6’11 center officially signed a prorated one-year veterans minimum deal with the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday. What can Noah and his new squad reasonably expect of one…

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