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NEW YORK — After scoring a career-high 40 points in the New York Knicks‘ come-from-behind win over the Indiana Pacers, Kristaps Porzingis said he’s “very comfortable” as the team’s No. 1 option. “I’m seeing a different type of defense almost every night. No matter who I’m playing against they’re trying to be physical with me.
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CHICAGO — Bulls forward Bobby Portis will make his season debut Tuesday night against the Toronto Raptors now that his eight-game suspension is up, but what remains unclear is how exactly he’ll fit into coach Fred Hoiberg’s rotation. Portis was suspended for punching Bulls forward Niko Mirotic during an Oct. 17 practice. He knocked out
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WASHINGTON — Hours after Washington Wizards guards Bradley Beal and John Wall told ESPN’s The Jump they believed their team was the class of the Eastern Conference, Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith on Friday night questioned those comments as well as previous statements Beal made against the Cavs. Beal insinuated to CSN Washington in May,
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WASHINGTON — Even before the Cleveland Cavaliers stumbled out of the gates to a 3-5 record — owners of the league’s 29th ranked defense being picked apart by the likes of Orlando, Brooklyn and New York — teams were taking their shots at the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs. “We see an opportunity because there
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One of Kristaps Porzingis‘ older brothers suggested in an interview published by a Latvian news organization that the New York Knicks forward would not decide to sign an extension solely because the Knicks can offer him the most money. “The most important question here is this: What do you really want to achieve in your
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2:38 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN After the Philadelphia 76ers rejected center Jahlil Okafor‘s request to enter into contract buyout discussions, general manager Bryan Colangelo continues to work to accommodate Okafor with a trade, league sources told ESPN. Colangelo has remained determined to find an Okafor trade that will bring the Sixers back an asset, but
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MILWAUKEE — With Paul George and Carmelo Anthony at their lockers about 20 feet away, laughing and yelling across the room, Russell Westbrook was talking to reporters in front of a white board after the Oklahoma City Thunder‘s emphatic 110-91 win Tuesday over the Milwaukee Bucks. George and Anthony were joking about Westbrook’s outfit, with
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6:29 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Orlando Magic have declined the fourth-year option on forward Mario Hezonja, the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, league sources told ESPN. Hezonja, 22, will become an unrestricted free agent in July. The option would’ve guaranteed Hezonja $5.2 million in the 2018-19 season. The Magic had discussed
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