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Recent Eastern Conference news, rumors

  • • Trans IG model Amani hurls wild now-deleted accusations at Sixers’ Ben Simmons
    Ben Simmons is one reason why the Philadelphia 76ers have gotten off to a strong start this season and remain on top of the Eastern Conference. But Simmons’ popularity also means that his personal life sometimes becomes the subject of discussion and rumors, as was the case when he dated media personality and model Kendall […] The post Trans IG model Amani hurls wild now-deleted accusations a...2021
  • • Trae Young’s standing in fan voting for All-Star Game is ‘BS,’ per Hawks coach
    The first batch of votes for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game is in and Atlanta Hawks superstar Trae Young only received the sixth-most fan votes for Eastern Conference guards. Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce clearly did not like how the voting went, and he was not shy about making his true feelings known about it. […] The post Trae Young’s standing in fan voting for All-Star Game is ‘BS...2021
  • • NBA Rumors: League, Players Target This Date, City For All-Star Game
    The NBA’s biggest stars might shine together soon. The NBA and NBPA are progressing toward an agreement to stage the 2021 NBA-Star Game on March 7 in Atlanta, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday, citing sources. The game would feature the Eastern Conference All-Stars teaming up to face their Western Conference counterparts in a return to […] The post NBA Rumors: League, Pl...2021
  • • LaMelo Ball gets ringing endorsement from Sixers’ Doc Rivers
    LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets has been crowned Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month. Following the announcement, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers shared his thoughts on the rookie, noting that he’ll become a “terrific player” in the future. Per Hornets reporter Rod Boone, Rivers believes that Ball is proving why he was […] The post LaMelo Ball gets ringin...2021
  • • The reasons the Heat are sucking hard right now
    Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat were the darlings of the NBA bubble, going on a Cinderella run to the NBA Finals before losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in six games. With most of the key players returning for 2020-21, the Heat were expected to be a Eastern Conference contender once again. Instead, Miami […] The post The reasons the Heat are sucking hard right now appeared first on ClutchPoi...2021
  • • Bradley Beal’s noble loyalty to Wizards is doomed to fail
    Despite a game-high 37 points from Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards absorbed a 132-121 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, their 13th of the season. It’s no secret that Beal has been frustrated with the mounting losses as the Wizards find themselves at the bottom of the Eastern Conference despite brilliant individual performances […] The post Bradley Beal’s noble loyalty...2021
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  • • Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic named NBA Players of Month
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) The NBA announced today that Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month and Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić Western Conference Player of the Month for games played in December and January. In his fifth NBA season, … Continue reading "Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic named NBA Pla...2021
  • • LaMelo Ball, Tyrese Haliburton win Round 1 vs. James Wiseman, Immanuel Quickley, Anthony Edwards
    The winners of NBA Rookies of the Month for December and January were announced Tuesday morning, with Sacramento Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton taking it from the Western Conference and Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball winning the award from the Eastern Conference. The Kia NBA Rookies of the Month for December and January! #KiaROTM West: Tyrese […] The post LaMelo Ball, Tyrese Haliburton w...2021
  • • Doc Rivers, Quin Snyder named NBA Coaches of Month
    Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Doc Rivers was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month and Utah Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder was named the Western Conference Coach of the Month for games played in December and January. It’s Rivers’ 12th career Coach of the Month award and his first since Nov. 2018. The only coach … Continue reading "Doc Rivers, Quin Snyder named NBA Coaches of Month"...2021

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Eastern Conference injury and suspension

  • Notable Bets: Mahomes' injury throws oddsmakers for a loop
    • Notable Bets: Mahomes' injury throws oddsmakers for a loop
    Patrick Mahomes' injury has thrown a wrench into setting lines for the AFC Championship, and there's a new favorite in the NBA's Eastern Conference....2021
  • • Why the Toronto Raptors still can’t trade Kyle Lowry
    After finishing the year with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference last year, the Toronto Raptors are off to a tough start. They’re 2-7 so far and it’s not as if they’re waiting for a star player to return from injury or the COVID-19 protocols. They’re just simply underperforming. On the daily Locked On […] The post Why the Toronto Raptors still can’...2021
  • • Wizards seeking upgrade to Bradley Beal, Russell Westbrook-led roster after Thomas Bryant injury
    There haven’t been too many teams that’ll knowingly be on the market to upgrade their roster with the season just beginning, but the Washington Wizards may have just let the cat out of the bag. At last place in the Eastern Conference, the Wizards are desperately looking for any solution that can help them storm […] The post Wizards seeking upgrade to Bradley Beal, Russell Westbro...2021
  • • Cavs’ Dante Exum (leg) hobbles off court vs Magic with non-contact injury
    The Cleveland Cavaliers suffered a pretty significant loss early against the Orlando Magic on Monday evening. Veteran shooting guard Dante Exum could be seen hobbling off the court in the opening minutes of the Eastern Conference clash. Exum appeared to have suffered a leg injury while exiting the court and making his way over to […] The post Cavs’ Dante Exum (leg) hobbles off court vs...2021
  • • Jimmy Butler’s status for playoff rematch vs. Bucks after suffering ankle injury on Christmas
    The Miami Heat will get a chance to repeat their playoff greatness against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. While it was a hearty gentleman’s sweep in favor of the Heat during the 2020 Eastern Conference Semifinals, that same result could become trickier this go around if five-time All-Star Jimmy Butler isn’t available. After injuring his […] The post Jimmy Butler’s status fo...2020
  • • Indiana Pacers: Projected 2020-21 Depth Chart
    The injury bug has plagued the Indiana Pacers in recent years. When healthy, they’ve got the talent to be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. This could be a big year for Indiana and the direction of the team. We broke down the Pacers’ depth chart for the 2020-21 season below. We’ve […] The post Indiana Pacers: Projected 2020-21 Depth Chart appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • Boston Celtics: Offseason Summary 2020
    The Boston Celtics underachieved in the 2020 NBA Playoffs, failing to reach the Eastern Conference Playoffs despite career seasons from Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, getting a rejuvenated Gordon Hayward, and swapping out Kyrie Irving for Kemba Walker. Now, Hayward has left, Walker is nursing an injury and East has only gotten tougher. Boston’s new additions […] The post Boston Celtics: O...2020
  • • Orlando Magic: Offseason Summary 2020
    The Orlando Magic are in the proverbial NBA purgatory — a lower-level playoff team that can’t push past the true juggernauts of the Eastern Conference. In fact, they haven’t been able to get past the first round since 2010. Now, with promising forward Jonathan Isaac out for the 2020-21 season with a severe knee injury […] The post Orlando Magic: Offseason Summary 2020 appea...2020
  • • Hawks star Trae Young speaks out on the ‘narrative’ he wants to change during 2020-21 season
    During his first two seasons in the NBA, Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young has put up stellar numbers and made countless highlight plays. However, the Hawks have only won 49 games in Young’s first two years, even finishing with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference last season before games were suspended in March […] The post Hawks star Trae Young speaks out on the ̵...2020
  • • 3 teams that need to trade for Wizards star John Wall
    The Washington Wizards haven’t done themselves any favors as they openly gauge the interest for John Wall on the trade market. The hobbled star guard hasn’t seen much playing time in recent years given his ailing injuries, which has left Bradley Beal tasked with moving the Wizards squad up the ranks in the Eastern Conference. […] The post 3 teams that need to trade for Wizards st...2020

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Eastern Conference lifestyle

  • • Every known tattoo on Blake Griffin’s body
    Two years after his trade to the Detroit Pistons, Blake Griffin may still be known to many as the face of the L.A. Clippers. Shortly after a “mock” jersey retirement ceremony to woo him back to the team and declaring the 6-foot-10 forward as a “Clipper for Life”, Griffin was booted into the Eastern Conference […] The post Every known tattoo on Blake Griffin’s body appeared first on Clu...2020
  • • Avalanche hoping to spend a lot of time in Edmonton this summer
    Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports A long playoff run would mean a long quarantine in Edmonton this summer When it comes to the COIVD-19 pandemic, the way it has been handled in Canada versus the United States has been night and day. With new cases and deaths surging across a number of states, the NHL was faced with a tough decision. They had decided more than a month ago that Las Vegas was going to...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Hockey news continues at a tantalizingly slow drip
    Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images That and more of this week’s links As spring turns to summer, my desperation for live sports only intensifies. Sure, there’s NASCAR and golf and Korean baseball, but it’s not the same as watching my favorite teams play. I was excited when the NHL announced their Return to Play format - as were most SB Nation NHL fans - but as the comments on that post pointed ...2020
  • • Avalanche fade fast in third vs. Flyers for 6-3 loss
    Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images Well that was disappointing. The Colorado Avalanche came into their first game after the All Star Break fresh from a bye week and riding a three-game win streak from prior to their playing hiatus. The Philadelphia Flyers, in comparison, played and lost against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night before facing the Avalanche at the tail end of a bac...2020
  • • Look: Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid respond to Tristan Thompson
    Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson wanted everyone to know that his team has still won the past four Eastern Conference Titles.In showing himself to be a bit offensive following the departure of LeBron James, Thompson put the entire conference on note. This quote didn’t necessarily go over well with members of the Philadelphia 76ers. Both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid decided to respond. N...2018

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Eastern Conference trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Rumor: Wizards planning big move, but it’s not a Bradley Beal trade
    The Washington Wizards are coming off a big win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, which was only their fourth win of the season. However, the team still finds itself at the bottom of the Eastern Conference and had lost three straight before the win over the Nets. Still, one thing that the Wizards reportedly […] The post Rumor: Wizards planning big move, but it’s not a Bradley Beal trad...2021
  • • Candace Parker, Chicago Sky Agree to Deal
    The Chicago Sky have agreed to a deal with two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reports. The terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, nor can any contract become official until Feb. 1. Parker will join the Eastern Conference playoff contender and immediately bolster its already impressive core. In her 13th season […] The post Candace Parker, Chicago Sky Agree to ...2021
  • • BREAKING: James Harden to make Nets debut on Saturday vs. Magic
    The Brooklyn Nets will have superstar shooting guard James Harden make his debut on Saturday night for the Eastern Conference club against the Orlando Magic, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Harden, 31, was traded after eight years with the Houston Rockets this past week in a blockbuster trade with the Nets, reuniting him with former […] The post BREAKING: James Harden to make Nets d...2021
  • • RUMOR: Heat remain ‘highly’ interested in trade for Wizards star Bradley Beal
    With James Harden hitting the East Coast to join the Brooklyn Nets, the Miami Heat—last season’s Eastern Conference champs—are still looking to improve their roster and compete for the 2021 NBA Finals. Washington Wizards star shooting guard Bradley Beal is very much in that equation if reports are true. The Heat have Beal set in […] The post RUMOR: Heat remain ‘highly’ inte...2021
  • • Danny Ainge on Potential James Harden Trade: ‘The Price Was Really High For Us’
    In a blockbuster trade earlier this week, James Harden was sent to the Brooklyn Nets, completing their superstar trio with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. This instantly makes the Nets the favorite in the Eastern Conference. While there were a couple of other teams in the East who could have utilized Harden’s services, the Boston […] The post Danny Ainge on Potential James Harden Trade:...2021
  • • Did Nets surpass Lakers as title favorite after James Harden trade?
    The Brooklyn Nets shocked the NBA world when they acquired James Harden from the Houston Rockets, forming one of the best big three’s in NBA history. The Nets were already one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, but acquiring a superstar talent like James Harden makes them clear favorites to win the Eastern […] The post Did Nets surpass Lakers as title favorite after James Har...2021
  • • 3 trades to fix Raptors after brutal 2-8 start
    The Toronto Raptors have been one of the most surprising teams this season and for all the wrong reasons. After being just one game away from making the Eastern Conference Finals, the Raptors have somehow managed to start this season in 14th place, 10 games in. Just one year after head coach, Nick Nurse, won […] The post 3 trades to fix Raptors after brutal 2-8 start appeared first on Clutch...2021
  • • Why the Toronto Raptors still can’t trade Kyle Lowry
    After finishing the year with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference last year, the Toronto Raptors are off to a tough start. They’re 2-7 so far and it’s not as if they’re waiting for a star player to return from injury or the COVID-19 protocols. They’re just simply underperforming. On the daily Locked On […] The post Why the Toronto Raptors still can’...2021
  • • Russell Westbrook will be the reason Wizards trade Bradley Beal
    After the Washington Wizards traded for Russell Westbrook in place of John Wall, no one expected them to jump off the book as a championship contender. Still, what has transpired has almost been brutally unfair. The Wizards are dead last in the Eastern Conference with a 2-8 record, which poses a topsy-turvy scenario for a […] The post Russell Westbrook will be the reason Wizards trade Bradle...2021
  • • 3 trades to fix Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal-led Wizards
    The Washington Wizards have not gotten out to an ideal start in 2021 despite having the duo of Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal. After an 0-5 start, the Wizards have won their last two and sit at 2-5, good enough for 13th in the Eastern Conference. The expectations for the new-look Wizards were to be […] The post 3 trades to fix Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal-led Wizards appeared first on...2021

Eastern Conference stats and results

  • • Bradley Beal’s noble loyalty to Wizards is doomed to fail
    Despite a game-high 37 points from Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards absorbed a 132-121 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, their 13th of the season. It’s no secret that Beal has been frustrated with the mounting losses as the Wizards find themselves at the bottom of the Eastern Conference despite brilliant individual performances […] The post Bradley Beal’s noble loyalty...2021
  • • Nets star Kevin Durant wins Player of the Week as James Harden arrives in Brooklyn
    Kevin Durant was just awarded Eastern Conference Player of the Week for his play from Jan. 11-17. During that span, Durant averaged 34.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 8.0 assists while leading the Brooklyn Nets on a three-game winning streak. Damian Lillard won the award in the Western Conference. NBA Players of the Week for Week […] The post Nets star Kevin Durant wins Player of the Week as Jame...2021
  • Toronto FC appoints Chris Armas as head coach
    • Toronto FC appoints Chris Armas as head coach
    Toronto FC hired its 10th head coach in club history on Wednesday, bringing in a former Eastern Conference hire to take over up north. The Eastern Conference club announced the hiring of Chris Armas, who (...)...2021
  • • Kyle Lowry on struggling Raptors' 1-5 start to season: 'We have no swagger to us' right now
    After two weeks of action, the Raptors are near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings...2021
  • • Steve Nash reveals Nets’ biggest weakness after two-game skid
    The Brooklyn Nets are proving themselves to be a force in the Eastern Conference, as Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are now healthy and ready to compete for an NBA championship. The NBA has seen that the Nets have no shortages when it comes to offensive production, as they put up 145 points against the […] The post Steve Nash reveals Nets’ biggest weakness after two-game skid appeared f...2021
  • • Jimmy Butler’s status for playoff rematch vs. Bucks after suffering ankle injury on Christmas
    The Miami Heat will get a chance to repeat their playoff greatness against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. While it was a hearty gentleman’s sweep in favor of the Heat during the 2020 Eastern Conference Semifinals, that same result could become trickier this go around if five-time All-Star Jimmy Butler isn’t available. After injuring his […] The post Jimmy Butler’s status fo...2020
  • • Miami Heat need monster season from Tyler Herro to return to NBA Finals
    If the Miami Heat are going to repeat as Eastern Conference champions, they’ll need a monster season from second-year guard Tyler Herro. The Kentucky product put together an impressive rookie season. He flashed an ability to fearlessly attack the rack, shoot off the dribble, stick outside jumpers, and play in isolation. Herro averaged 13.5 points […] The post Miami Heat need monster se...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Filling the hockey void
    Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images This week’s links, and more Normally I’d lead this column with a major news story regarding the Blue Jackets or the NHL, or come up with some other CBJ topic to discuss. Today, however, I’m all tapped out. All we have are rumors about when the NHL season may start, or how long it may last. Nothing is set in stone yet. It’s weird being a week into December ...2020
  • • Jackets 20: Geoff Sanderson lit the lamp
    In the early seasons, the offensive firepower came from #8 Welcome to Jackets 20, a series which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Columbus Blue Jackets by profiling 20 of the most important players from the first two decades. Today, we remember the first great goal scorer in franchise history, Geoff Sanderson. Pre-history Before the Blue Jackets entered the league, to call me a casual hockey...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: another CBJ prospect check-in
    Photo by Elsa/Getty Images That and more of this week’s links We’re back from a much-needed Thanksgiving break. I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday. Did you stick with the traditional staples of the meal, or did you use the unusual circumstances to try something different? My parents stuck with the old stand-bys but cut a few sides (sweet potato and corn casseroles, my two favorite...2020

Eastern Conference parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • Can the Islanders build on last season's surprising playoff run?
    • Can the Islanders build on last season's surprising playoff run?
    An appearance in the Eastern Conference finals portends good things to come for the Isles. Can they keep the momentum going?...2021
  • • Brooklyn Nets: Projected 2020-21 Depth Chart
    The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will both officially take the floor this season together for the Brooklyn Nets as they look to be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. We broke down the Nets’ depth chart for the 2020-21 season below. […] The post Brooklyn Nets: Projected 2020-21 Depth Chart appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • Grading the Brooklyn Nets’ 2020 NBA offseason
    The Brooklyn Nets have been planning for the upcoming season for little over a year. Locking in the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference last year was expected given their lack of overall talent at the moment. Even so, Brooklyn didn’t expect to make a legitimate push into the playoffs with most of their players […] The post Grading the Brooklyn Nets’ 2020 NBA offseason appeared...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: another CBJ prospect check-in
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  • • VIDEO: Celtics’ Gordon Hayward blows wide-open shot in Shaqtin’ a Fool moment
    In the third quarter of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat, Gordon Hayward had a wide-open layup after a perfect set-up by his teammates. Instead of acquiring two points, Hayward became a Shaqtin’ a Fool candidate. Peep the pristine ball movement by the Celtics which left […] The post VIDEO: Celtics’ Gordon Hayward blows wide-ope...2020
  • • Five hidden moments that allowed the Miami Heat to build an Eastern Conference champion
    It took a long, winding road to get the Miami Heat back to the NBA Finals...2020
  • • Celtics vs. Heat betting odds, picks: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown fight to extend Eastern Conference finals
    The Celtics hope to keep their momentum going in Game 6...2020
  • • Video: Hyped Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck smacks glass in excitement vs. Heat in Game 5
    Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck was so hyped during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat on Friday that he started to smack the glass in front of him in excitement. Take a look at the hilarious moment: The Celtics owner is hype behind the glass. 😭 (via @Marc_DAmico) pic.twitter.com/gPJVfu8Gp3 — […] The post Video: Hyped Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck smacks g...2020
  • • Did Brad Stevens make an awful lineup change to send message to Jayson Tatum?
    After winning Game 3 in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics looked terrible to start Game 4. It’s hard to tell if they’re fatigued or shrinking in the big moment, but the Celtics are not stepping up in with the same intensity as the Miami Heat. The second quarter of Game 4 was particularly […] The post Did Brad Stevens make an awful lineup change to send message to ...2020
  • • Gordon Hayward’s wife ripped apart on Instagram for baby photos
    Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward and his wife, Robyn, welcomed their fourth child and first son into the world on Thursday. Shortly before Gordon and the Celtics were set to tip-off Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat in the bubble, Robyn announced the birth of Gordon Theodore Hayward (Theo) on […] The post Gordon Hayward’s wife ripped apart on Instagram...2020

Top Eastern Conference news

  • • Heat’s x-factor vs. Celtics in 2020 Eastern Conference Finals
    Prior to the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign, not a lot of pundits envisioned the Miami Heat to be the first squad to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Yet, the Erik Spoelstra-mentored club defied all expectations and have only lost once in nine playoff games so far. By now, Miami already proved why they […] The post Heat’s x-factor vs. Celtics in 2020 Eastern Conference Fina...2020
  • • Coby White named Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month
    The NBA announced today that Chicago Bulls guard Coby White was named Kia NBA Eastern Conference Ro...2020
  • • Sources: Knicks fire Fizdale after sliding to 4-18
    The Knicks (4-18), who have the worst record in the Eastern Conference and are tied for the worst start through 22 games in team history, have fired coach David Fizdale, a league source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....2019
  • • Celtics vs. Heat predictions, Eastern Conference finals picks: Experts unanimously take Boston over Miami
    Boston and Miami face off in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2012...2020
  • • The all-time starting five for every NBA Eastern Conference team
    Giannis and Kareem? Bird and Russell? Dr. J and Vinsanity? We imagine what every team's best all-time lineup would look like....2020
  • • Celtics vs. Heat: Five things to know as Boston and Miami meet in Eastern Conference finals
    Two underdogs will battle it out to reach the NBA Finals...2020
  • • Heat video: Bam Adebayo reveals true thoughts on being one win away from Eastern Conference Finals
    Bam Adebayo was once again a force for the Miami Heat on Friday, bullying the entire Milwaukee Bucks frontline in the Heat’s decisive 115-100 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The 6-foot-9 slotman, who was named an All-Star for the first time this season, dropped 20 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, and […] The post Heat video: Bam Adebayo reveals true thoughts ...2020
  • • Celtics’ Gordon Hayward likely to return in Eastern Conference Finals vs. Heat
    The Boston Celtics defeated the Toronto Raptors in the second round of the 2020 playoffs in seven games, and they did it without the services of small forward Gordon Hayward. Hayward, who suffered a Grade III ankle sprain in the first round against the Philadelphia 76ers, is back in the Walt Disney World bubble with […] The post Celtics’ Gordon Hayward likely to return in Eastern Confe...2020
  • • Mark Jackson believes his Pacers were better than ’98 Bulls
    Former All-Star Mark Jackson spent a good part of his career with the Indiana Pacers. In fact, he was a key member of the 1997-98 team that advanced to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. He most recently opened up about how he thought his Pacers matched up against Michael Jordan and the Chicago […] The post Mark Jackson believes his Pacers were better than ’98 Bulls appeared firs...2020
  • • Why Heat’s Jae Crowder, Andre Iguodala trade deadline deals could go down as one of best ever
    Ahead of their duel with the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens shared his thoughts on why the Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala acquisitions could go down as one of the best trade deadline moves ever. After the Celtics’ practice on Sunday, Stevens gave a breakdown of his […] The post Why Heat’s Jae Crowder, Andre Iguodala trade deadl...2020
  • • 3 reasons Heat will beat Celtics in 2020 Eastern Conference Finals
    Perhaps the biggest surprise of the NBA playoffs so far was not that the Miami Heat defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, but how dominant they looked while doing it. After shattering the Bucks’ aura of invincibility in a Game 1 win, they clamped down on reigning MVP and Defensive Player of […] The post 3 reasons Heat will beat Celtics in 2020 Eastern Conference ...2020
  • • Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum speak out on rough Game 4 performance
    The Toronto Raptors made life difficult for Boston Celtics young studs Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in Game 4 on Saturday. The 100-93 win evened up their Eastern Conference semi-finals series, 2-2. Brown particularly struggled with his shot. He shot just 4-of-18 from the field and 2-of-11 from beyond the arc to finish with 14 […] The post Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum speak out on rough Game 4...2020
  • • Celtics, Heat make NBA history with rare East Finals showdown
    The Boston Celtics have just booked their place to the Eastern Conference Finals following an epic Game 7 victory over the second-seeded Toronto Raptors on Friday. The C’s are now set to face off the Miami Heat in the next round, which as it turns out, is a first in NBA history. Our friends from […] The post Celtics, Heat make NBA history with rare East Finals showdown appeared first o...2020
  • • Chris Paul, Paul Pierce, other NBA stars react to Raptors-Celtics 2OT thriller
    Like basketball diehards, NBA players — both current and retired — were tuned in to the double-overtime thriller between the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semis. Like us, they couldn’t contain their excitement. Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder […] The post Chris Paul, Paul Pierce, other NBA st...2020

Eastern Conference fantasy rankings and news

  • • Cannon Blasts: Filling the hockey void
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  • D.C. United's Joseph Mora to have surgery after breaking jaw
    • D.C. United's Joseph Mora to have surgery after breaking jaw
    Wayne Rooney and D.C. United returned to the top of the Eastern Conference table, extending their unbeaten streak to a club record 14 games. D.C. United left-back Joseph Mora will undergo surgery for a broken jaw suffered after an ugly collision in Sunday's 2-1 win over Orlando City SC, the club has announced. Mora, 26, was removed from the match in the 15th minute after taking a kn...2019
  • • Fantasy NHL: Mining fantasy value from the Eastern Conference
    Victoria Matiash takes a look at some surging NHL squads from the East, from Carolina to Philadelphia, to see where hidden fantasy value can be found....2019
  • • Previewing the Eastern Conference for fantasy hockey
    As we enter fantasy hockey draft season, here's a 30,000 foot outlook on each team in the East, including themes and fantasy-relevant concerns....2018

Eastern Conference schedule, game

  • • Pacers’ Myles Turner issues strong warning to Joel Embiid ahead of Sixers showdown
    Sunday’s contest between the Indiana Pacers and the Philadelphia 76ers is a highly-anticipated bout that will feature two top teams in the Eastern Conference. One man who is certainly looking forward to the matchup is none other than Pacers big man Myles Turner, who decided to issue a stern warning against opposing center Joel Embiid […] The post Pacers’ Myles Turner issues stron...2021
  • • Fred VanVleet reveals ‘biggest challenge’ right now for Raptors
    Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet revealed that energy deflating plays have been the biggest challenge for the Raptors this season. The Raptors haven’t gotten off to the start they expected following a conference semifinals exit in the 2020 NBA playoffs. Toronto currently sits at the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference—five games below .500.  VanVleet […] The post Fred VanVleet reveals ...2021
  • • Magic Johnson critical of Lakers’ play in ugly loss vs. Pistons
    After starting the season undefeated in road games, the Los Angeles Lakers have now dropped two consecutive games on their Eastern Conference swing. Tonight, the Lakers were defeated 107-92 in their bout against the lowly Detroit Pistons, dropping their record to 14-6 on the season.  The Lakers were without their star power forward Anthony Davis […] The post Magic Johnson critical of Lakers&...2021
  • • Candace Parker, Chicago Sky Agree to Deal
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  • • Notable Bets: Mahomes' injury throws oddsmakers for a loop
    2021
  • • The case for and against promoting Immanuel Quickley to permanent starting role with Knicks
    The New York Knicks have been one of the most surprising teams in 2021, wildly exceeding expectations. Immanuel Quickley has been part of this story. Even though the Knicks are 6-8 and are currently in ninth place in the eastern conference, they are only 0.5 games out of sixth place. The fact that the Knicks […] The post The case for and against promoting Immanuel Quickley to permanent start...2021
  • Anonymous NBA exec: Ben Simmons is reason why 76ers 'won't go far' in playoffs
    • Anonymous NBA exec: Ben Simmons is reason why 76ers 'won't go far' in playoffs
    One unnamed Eastern Conference executive did not mince words when talking about Simmons and his 76ers....2021
  • • The true story behind Ben Simmons’ New York exit, per Sixers coach Doc Rivers
    Unfortunately, the Philadelphia 76ers have had a hard time keeping its key players on the court as of late as the Eastern Conference franchise continues to battle what appears to be some kind of COVID-19 outbreak. After Sixers guard Seth Curry originally tested positive during the team’s matchup against the Brooklyn Nets back on Jan. […] The post The true story behind Ben Simmons’...2021
  • • Can the Islanders build on last season's surprising playoff run?
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  • • Celtics still holding ‘grudge’ against Heat, claims Bam Adebayo
    Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo added a bit of spice to Wednesday’s upcoming matchup against the Boston Celtics. According to the All-Star forward/center, he believes that Boston continues to hold a grudge against the Heat, which stems from their fiery Eastern Conference Finals series last season. Adebayo believes in the revenge narrative, and he […] The post Celtics still holding ̵...2021

Eastern Conference rumors, scandals

  • • VIDEO: Celtics star Kemba Walker leaves Raptors in the dust with epic buzzer-beater
    The Boston Celtics didn’t waste any time in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Toronto Raptors, quickly racing out to an impressive 27-point lead in the first half. Kemba Walker was huge for the Cs in the showdown, even banking a sweet buzzer-beating layup to end the first two quarters of […] The post VIDEO: Celtics star Kemba Walker leaves Raptors in the ...2020
  • • Video: Celtics’ Jayson Tatum follows in Kemba Walker’s footsteps with end-of-quarter buzzer-beater
    The Boston Celtics are exhibiting a flair for the dramatic in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Toronto Raptors. Celtics point guard Kemba Walker drilled a 3-pointer to end the first half after a little bit of a scramble, giving Boston a 17-point lead entering the break: CARDIAC KEMBA AT THE BUZZER […] The post Video: Celtics’ Jayson Tatum follows in Kemba Walker&...2020
  • • 3 takeaways from Magic’s shocking Game 1 upset of Bucks
    The Orlando Magic encountered quite the bout with déjà vu on Tuesday afternoon as the eighth-seeded Eastern Conference franchise took Game 1 against the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in shocking — and impressive — fashion. Now officially up 1-0 over the Bucks as a result of the opening-round playoff series, the Magic notably found themselves in […] The post 3 takeaways from Magic...2020
  • • Would an NHL team really tank the Play-In round?
    DENVER, CO - JULY 1: Colorado Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon poses for a portrait following a press conference to welcome the number one overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft. MacKinnon, a native of Nova Scotia, addressed the media at the Pepsi Center. | Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images Measuring the Pros and Cons On Friday, the NHL had it’s annual Draft Lottery to dete...2020
  • • Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7 shot ‘seemed like at least 45 seconds,’ Danny Green recalls
    Los Angeles Lakers swingman Danny Green took some time to reflect on being a member of the championship-winning 2019 Toronto Raptors. He specifically recalled being on the court for Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7 buzzer-beater over Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid that sent Toronto to the Eastern Conference Finals. Leonard nailed his now-iconic, improbable shot (that […] The post Kawhi Le...2020
  • • Toni Kukoc admits he didn’t fully enjoy playoff buzzer-beater because Scottie Pippen quit on team
    Former Chicago Bulls forward Toni Kukoc completed the biggest shot of his NBA career when he drained a 23-foot fadeaway buzzer-beater in Game 3 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the New York Knicks. However, the entire team was in no celebratory mood afterward, as Scottie Pippen’s decision to voluntarily sit out the final […] The post Toni Kukoc admits he didn’t f...2020
  • • Nets owner Joe Tsai reportedly 'made the call' to fire Kenny Atkinson
    In a shocking move, the Nets announced on Saturday morning that the organization mutually parted ways with head coach Kenny Atkinson. It was an unexpected move for a Brooklyn team that is still the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, albeit with a modest 28-34 record, despite missing its two best players (Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant). During a press conference on Saturday afternoon, general man...2020
  • • Jackets fall down versus Rivals
    Photo by Joe Hrycych/NHLI via Getty Images Columbus started stronger but ended on the short-end of the overtime stick. Victor Olofsson scored two goals, and Jack Eichel had three points as the Sabres got past the Blue Jackets in overtime on Thursday night from KeyBank Center in Buffalo. Carter Hutton was in the net for Buffalo, stopping 28 shots to get the victory. First Period Columbus had som...2020
  • • Sixers GM Elton Brand hedges on Brett Brown's coaching future
    The Philadelphia 76ers came into the season with NBA Finals ambitions, but they have lost four straight and sit sixth in the Eastern Conference a day after the trade deadline. That has increased pressure on head coach Brett Brown. General manager Elton Brand did little to alleviate that pressure on Friday, giving Brown a vote of confidence but refusing to explicitly commit to the head coach for th...2020
  • • Andre Iguodala agrees to trade to Heat, gets $30M contract extension
    Andre Iguodala is getting his way, and so are the Miami Heat. Iguodala is being traded by the Memphis Grizzlies to the Heat, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday. The shocking part of the situation is that Woj says Iguodala has agreed to a two-year, $30 million contract extension with the Heat. Iguodala is 36 and making $17.1 million this season. He hasn’t played for Memphis, so he will...2020

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