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  • Portland Won’t Load-Manage Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum
    Damian Lillard and teammate CJ McCollum don’t have “the luxury” to sit out games this season in the brutal Western Conference. McCollum adds that the Trail Blazers can’t load-manage their two stars the way the Toronto Raptors successfully did with Kawhi Leonard last season. Portland’s braintrust will focus instead on ...
  • Houston Rockets GM: ‘Yes. We’re Favorites’
    The Rockets are the favorites to come out of an increasigly brutal Western Conference this season, according to general manager Daryl Morey. Houston is “shooting for the No. 1 seed,” says Morey. The Rockets’ braintrust is confident James Harden will thrive alongside new All-Star teammate Russell Westbrook. Per The Houston Chronic...
  • Luka Doncic: ‘We’ll Make the Playoffs. We Must’
    Luka Doncic says the Mavericks “must” make the playoffs next season. The NBA’s reigning Rookie of the Year is confident in Dallas’ chances despite the Western Conference having become even more brutal over the summer. Doncic, 20, got in tip-top shape this offseason and feels he’ll show a marked improvement on the defe...
  • PJ Tucker: Houston Rockets ‘Were a Hamstring Away from Having a Championship’
    PJ Tucker says Houston has a “chance to compete for a championship” this season, and that they were “a hamstring away” from winning it all when Chris Paul went down in the 2018 Western Conference Finals. The veteran forward believes the NBA title race is “wide open this year.” Tucker, 34, adds that he vehemently...
  • Damian Lillard: Western Conference ‘Definitely Not’ Wide Open
    This summer marked the death of the so-called NBA super team, but Damian Lillard isn’t buying it. Lillard says the Western Conference still features plenty of monster squads. Dame also feels pretty good about Portland’s offseason, and has “more anticipation now than probably any other time” about the Trail Blazers’ up...
  • Emmanuel Mudiay Agrees To One-Year Deal With Jazz
    The Utah Jazz have agreed to a one-year deal with Emmanuel Mudiay, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The 23-year-old has spent the past four seasons with the Knicks. Mudiay will join a Jazz team that’s fast becoming one of the low-key deepest teams in the Western Conference. Mudiay will serve as a backup to incoming […] The post Emma...
  • Jazz Agree To Deal With Jeff Green
    The Utah Jazz have agreed to a one-year deal with forward Jeff Green, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The veteran will sign a minimum deal with the team hungry to gain ground in a wide open Western Conference. The 32-year-old Green is fresh off of a solid 2018-19 campaign in Washington. In 77 contests for […] The post Jazz Agree To Deal ...
  • Kevon Looney To Re-Sign With The Warriors
    Kevon Looney will re-sign with the Warriors on a three-year, $15 million deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The team met with Looney over the weekend in Los Angeles to pitch him on a return to the defending Western Conference champions. The Rockets were among the teams looking to pry the big man […] The post Kevon Looney To R...
  • Damian Lillard Working Toward Supermax Extension With Blazers
    The Portland Trail Blazers are working toward a four-year, $196 million supermax contract extension with Damian Lillard, Shams Charnia of The Athletic tweets. The seven-year veteran, fresh off an appearance in the Western Conference Finals, is eligible to ink the 35% max extension as a designated veteran. The post Damian Lillard Working Toward Sup...
  • Harrison Barnes Turns Down 2019-20 Player Option
    Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes has turned down his 2019-20 player option worth $25.1 million, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The 27-year-old averaged 16.4 points per game for the upstart Kings squad that came just shy of the Western Conference playoff picture after posting the fra...
  • Sharks head into uncertain offseason with key free agents
    The San Jose Sharks head into an offseason of uncertainty after falling in the Western Conference final         ...
  • Sharks, Blues confident, and even, heading into Game 5
    With teams alternating wins, Sharks and Blues await Game 5 of Western Conference final         ...
  • Binnington sparkles again, Blues top Sharks to tie series
    Jordan Binnington made 29 saves to set a franchise record with his 10th playoff win this postseason and the St. Louis Blues edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 to even the Western Conference final at two games apiece         ...
  • Steve Kerr: Kevin Durant’s Calf Strain a ‘Little More Serious Than We Thought’
    Kevin Durant‘s right calf strain is “a little more serious than we thought at the very beginning,” according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. The team says KD “has shown good progress” during rehab, but remains out for at least Game 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Kerr, speaking Thursday night after Golden...
  • Damian Lillard: ‘There Was a Lot of Contact’ on Andre Iguodala Steal
    Damian Lillard felt “a lot of contact” when Andre Iguodala stripped the ball out of his hands with Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on the line Thursday night. Lillard says he understands that referees weren’t going to step in and determine the outcome at that point, and credited the veteran forward for a […] The pos...

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