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Pfft! Booker has been whuppin the Clippers for years, healthy or not and now he has Bol Bol to help.
He's been "whuppin the Clippers for years" because they are rarely healthy - we've had our butts kicked by them the few times they've been healthy. Also, this is the best version of a Clippers team, probably ever.

Given our play to date, the Clippers are a better team than us if both are healthy. But we could be a lot better by season's end whereas the Clips look to have hit their stride already. Adding a legit rotation player at the break could be huge for us if we can get Bradley healthy and off the mask.
 
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It's been mentioned before but worth keeping in mind. Players must be waived by March 1st, to be eligible for the playoffs.

However, they do not need to be signed by March 1st so long as they are signed by the last day of the regular season.

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Doc has underachieved but he was thrust into a no-win situation. It was stupid to fire the head coach mid season when you have a top 3 record in the league. The Bucks should have had a candidate in house to take over and not scrambled for the biggest name available, regardless of fit.
 
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Torrey Craig will miss 4-6 weeks with a knee injury. If trading for Craig was on the Suns radar, they may have dodged a bullet.

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Doc has underachieved but he was thrust into a no-win situation. It was stupid to fire the head coach mid season when you have a top 3 record in the league. The Bucks should have had a candidate in house to take over and not scrambled for the biggest name available, regardless of fit.
This. I get that there were rumors he was losing the locker room. Isn't that what your GM is for? Heck the owner could step in. You say look this is our team and our staff for this season. Act like adults, suck it up and do your job. Then after the season make a change. It's not like the team was bottom feeders. Then it doesn't really matter if there is a mid-season change.
 

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Doc has underachieved but he was thrust into a no-win situation. It was stupid to fire the head coach mid season when you have a top 3 record in the league. The Bucks should have had a candidate in house to take over and not scrambled for the biggest name available, regardless of fit.
I'm pretty sure Doc Rivers was in house. I believe he was a consultant for the Milwaukee bucks and raised some eyebrows when he was named as the replacement.
 

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Utah Jazz forward Otto Porter Jr. did not rejoin the team after the All-Star break and could receive a buyout in the coming days.
Tony Jones of The Athletic reported the Jazz allowed Porter to return home and "evaluate his options" for the remainder of this season.
 
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The misdemeanor assault charge against Isaiah Stewart was dismissed by Phoenix Municipal Court, although he was suspended by the NBA for three games.

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The Thunder are waiving Aleksej Pokusevski.

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Patrick Williams will miss the remainder of the season.

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The Warriors sign Steve Kerr to a $35 million, 2 year extension.

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The Grizzlies are signing Jordan Goodwin to a two-way contract. Maybe the Suns should look at Jacob Gilyard.

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Here is the results and video of the Pelicans-Heat altercation.

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It looked like Alvarado pulled up for a jump shot along the sideline with Bryant.

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Here is the results and video of the Pelicans-Heat altercation.

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I saw a lot of Heat players leave their bench area. There were a few who stepped on the court as well. How much does anyone want to bet they won't be suspended for that though?
 
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I saw a lot of Heat players leave their bench area. There were a few who stepped on the court as well. How much does anyone want to bet they won't be suspended for that though?

I suspect the NBA is done but who knows. That Amare-Diaw situation still hurts.
 

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