• Report: Cavaliers in advanced discussions on trade for point guard
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    Report: Cavaliers in advanced discussions on trade for point guard

    The Cavaliers should be fine at point guard in games that matter. Kyrie Irving is an excellent starter. When Irving rests, LeBron James – in addition to his minutes at forward – can serve as primary ball-handler with an extra wing on the floor. But Cleveland wants to limit LeBron’s and Irving’s playing time to preserve them for another long playoff run, which means finding a more traditional backup point guard for the regular season. The Cavs have Kay Felder, but the transition from the Horizon League to the NBA is a difficult one for anyone, let alone a 5-foot-9 rookie who was drafted No. 54 overall. Mo Williams is somewhere between injured and retired. They might like to add Mario Chalmers,

  • J.R. Smith denies racism toward Jeremy Lin

    J.R. Smith denies racism toward Jeremy Lin

    Jeremy Lin sensibly noted how his Asian-American heritage has influenced his basketball career, for better or worse. Among the negatives: It made it harder for Lin to gain acceptance as a basketball player. But did J.R. Smith show that prejudice against Lin while they played together with the Knicks? That’s what Craig Carton claimed when Lin appeared on Boomer & Carton. Carton: “Let me say directly what we think went on, and you tell me if you felt it or if I’m right. There’s the thought – and I believe this, so I’ll say it’s my thought, maybe no one else’s – that there’s a racial component that because you’re a Chinese-American player, that certain African-American players in your locker room,

  • Glenn Robinson III Burns Purdue With Tweet
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    Glenn Robinson III Burns Purdue With Tweet

    Glenn Robinson is perhaps the best basketball player Purdue has ever had in its history. he was the 1994 No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft and is generally considered as a legend in West Lafayette. His son is currently a starting defensive tackle on the football team and now his daughter is being recruited to play women’s basketball at Purdue. His other son, Glenn Robinson III, is a rising player with the Indiana Pacers who played at Michigan, and with a tweet we know why: Ouch Robinson was a 5-star recruit in the 2012 class that was rated 18th nationally by ESPN and 11th nationally by Rivals. Instead, Purdue got A.J. Hammons (NBA Draft pick), Rapheal Davis (Solid 4-year contributor), Ronnie