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2016 NBA Draft Recap: Reaction and Analysis
Brett Squires
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J.R. Smith Headshot

Lebron James is putting pressure on the Cavaliers organization to re-sign J.R. Smith.

King James, the real GM of the Cavaliers, usually gets what he wants. Expect the Cavs to meet the King's want for them to re-sign J.R. Smith. Smith was an key role player in the Cavs NBA Championship team last season. Smith is a streaky player but when he gets hot, there aren't many players in the NBA that can rival his three point shooting ability.
8 hours ago
Chris Bosh Headshot

Chris Bosh has stated he does not believe his career is over despite his recent medical issues.

The drama continues. Bosh has unfortunately dealt with a blood clotting issue in his lungs that has held him out of action for long stints over the past two seasons. He and the Heat have had a public dispute going on in recent days, as the team cut ties with the 11-time All-Star.
9 hours ago
Ben Simmons Headshot

Ben Simmons has a broken bone in his foot.

Simmons rolled his right ankle during the final scrimmage of the team's 2016 Training Camp, and the MRI revealed the fracture. The team states that options are being considered at this time and additional updates will be provided when appropriate. This is a huge blow to the Sixers and their number one overall pick, and will be waiting for a timetable to return.
11 hours ago
Elfrid Payton Headshot

Elfrid Payton (hip) did not practice on Friday.

Elfrid Payton was unable to practice Friday due to a hip flexor injury. Payton has been battling this injury for some time now and hopes to be ready for the season opener. He averaged 10.7 points, 6.4 assists, 3.6 rebounds a game last season.
15 hours ago
Aaron Gordon Headshot

Aaron Gordon (ankle) did some non-contact work in the Magic's practice on Friday.

Magic PF Aaron Gordon was able to do some non-contact work in practice Friday. Gordon has been battling an ankle injury and hopefully will be fine for the season opener.
15 hours ago
Ben Simmons Headshot

Ben Simmons will have a precautionary MRI on his ankle.

Scary news out of Philadelphia, first overall pick Ben Simmons rolled his ankle during a scrimmage Friday and will have "Precautionary" x-rays. This is bad news for the 76ers and Simmons because their season starts October 4th against the Celtics. Any x-ray this close to the season is a bad sign, whether it is "precautionary" or not.
15 hours ago
Jahlil Okafor Headshot

Jahlil Okafor said his knee is feeling ok.

76ers center, Jahlil Okafor said his knee is feeling "fine." Through the week he did some individual drills on the sides and didn't participate in any scrimmages. Good news on Friday that Okafor was able to scrimmage.
16 hours ago
Dwight Powell Headshot

Dwight Powell has dropped down to 245 pounds.

Head Coach Rick Carlisle has said that Powell has added 15 pounds of "useful weight" which should help him down low in the post. Powell signed a $37 million extension over the offseason and is expected to see regular playing time with the bigs.
18 hours ago
Kevin Garnett Headshot

Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue wants to add Kevin Garnett to the Cleveland coaching staff.

Lue has already informally extended an offer to recent Hall of Fame inductee, Allen Iverson, telling him to 'come coach with me.' Lue was an assistant coach for the Celtics when Garnett was in Boston so there is a history between the two. It now just all depends on whether Garnett wants to coach.
19 hours ago
Khris Middleton Headshot

Khris Middleton underwent successful surgery on his hamstring and is expected to miss six months.

The 25 year old Middleton suffered this injury during preseason workouts last week. He was coming off a great year for the Bucks, in which he averaged a career-high 18.2 points, 4.2 assists and 1.7 steals last season along with 3.8 rebounds in 79 games.
19 hours ago
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