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Why isn’t Jimmy Butler playing?

The Minnesota Timberwolves began their preseason over the weekend, and to no one’s surprise, Jimmy Butler was nowhere to be found. Butler still has not been traded — what an intractable two yearsmonths weeks this has been! — and he’s camping out solo while his future is resolved by the …

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3 things you can learn from NBA preseason

NBA basketball returned to our world on Friday as preseason action began. (That coincides with this newsletter returning to five days per week.) That got us thinking about what exactly one can learn from watching NBA preseason. Here’s literally everything. 1. Who is healthy/out of shape? If a player ended …

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NBA Twitter’s Jimmy Butler trade ideas, ranked by shockability

A Jimmy Butler trade from the Timberwolves is inevitable since the All-Star’s request, but no deal isn’t imminent just yet. Reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski have the Rockets, Heat, Clippers, Cavaliers, Nets, Wizards and Mavericks in the mix, but in week two of negotiations, nothing’s concrete. Woj has reported that …

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The NBA is going to sell you the end of games for $1.99

Sports leagues are trying to adapt to a landscape where fewer and fewer people have cable TV, and less want to invest the time in watching an entire game that could end up being boring. The NBA believes it has the answer, and starting with the 2018-19 season you’ll be …

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Zendaya is Meechee, and LeBron James is Gwangi

(Please subscribe.) Jimmy Butler has reportedly fallen for the Miami Heat, and the feeling is mutual. The weird upshot is that Miami is pretty capped out, so it would likely take a painful salary-cutting trade or two for the Heat to clear the space to sign Butler as a free …

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How the revamped Raptors are learning to loosen up

VANCOUVER — Every morning at Fortius Sport & Health, where the Toronto Raptors are training, the energy and bounceof “September” by Earth, Fire and Wind soaks intothe air before the team sweats it out for hours. “It has a little significance,” says rookie head coach Nick Nurse. “It’s mainly for …

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Look at Tyronn Lue’s quotes about life after LeBron James

LeBron James left the Cleveland high and dry for Los Angeles this summer, and by all accounts, that’s not a good thing. But head coach Tyronn Lue spent the Cavaliers’ media day attempting to spin this into a positive. It just doesn’t seem like it’s gonna work out the way …

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Kawhi Leonard’s awkward laugh is the most important update from NBA media day

Hello, Earthlings. Kawhi Leonard is observing your species and has learned how to mimic the human laugh: Here’s Kawhi Leonard doing whatever the robotic equivalent of laughing is. pic.twitter.com/2ZzHM0B7nY — Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) September 24, 2018 He’s progressed from smiling to laughing this season. By this time next fall, he …

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