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NBA News From FanSided: 11/16/13

Hey, how’s it going? Well, lick your lips and take a seat because it’s another helping of NBA News from FanSided. I’m your host, Dante Nelson, and I do hope you have a splendid time. Shall we get started?

Ah yes, I made a modification. Now, types of stories will be labeled. That way, if all you want to hear about are rumors, head to the rumor section. Looking for injuries? Go to the injuries section. It’s rather quite simple, would you agree?

Roster Moves

Jazz say goodbye to Jamaal Tinsley.


J.R. Smith and Brandon “Bucks In Six” Jennings had a spat on Twitter. It resulted in J.R. Smith being fined $25,000 and coach Woodson of the Knicks possibly implementing Twitter usage regulations for the team. Oh boy.

Mario Chalmers. I just don’t know. He elbowed Dirk Nowitzki really bad in the face. The link has a gif of it. Needless to say (and yet, I’m still saying it) he got ejected. After looking at that, I’d expect a nasty fine and possibly a suspension. If you can see how it was an accident, let me know. I can’t. Just last week, he hit Blake Griffin in the…well…groin. Mario doesn’t want a dirty player reputation.

Glen Davis apparently loses his cool at a hotel and ends up throwing a keyboard. Look, hit the link to see the video. He later apologizes and the Magic fine him for his actions.

Sigh. Matt Barnes was fined $25,000. He got ejected from the Thunder-Clippers game and the fine apparently also included the fact that he didn’t leave in a timely manner as well as saying some inappropriate things. Should be end of story, but nah. He went on Twitter and said some things. Made some racial slurs towards his own teammates. Yikes. The story has the gory details.

James Harden was fined $5K for flopping. He’s always been known for flopping. Looking at the replay, it was definitely a flop. Yeesh.


Iman Shumpert could be moved. There were earlier reports of the Knicks and Nuggets on the verge of trading Shumpert for Kennith Faried. Both teams have denied this rumor. However, the rumor of trading Shumpert has not died down.

So, apparently, Omer Asik wants out of Houston. It’s interesting because the Wizards tried to get him for Emeka Okafor. Rockets said no and so Wizards settled for Gortat. Asik doesn’t want to start behind Howard. His playing time has been random and I guess he’s just not interested anymore. As if you needed another layer in this story, Gortat had the same reaction in Orlando. He was also playing behind Howard. Ha. The question is, who needs a center? Teams like the Sixers are tanking so I don’t know if they would want Asik around.

Lamar Odom back in the league? Well, rumor has it, it’s possible. Of course, that’s it Odom wants to play again. Lakers and Clippers are two teams named to be interested.


Celtics say Rajon Rondo won’t be in action until after November.

Deron Williams went down with an ankle injury during the Suns-Nets game.

Bucks are struggling this season with injuries. First, Carlos Delfino is now slotted to be out for the entire 13-14 season. Larry Sanders then has surgery on his thumb and is out for at least 6 weeks. And Caron Butler has a shoulder sprain, although he’s only scheduled to miss a couple of games. That would be Friday (yesterday) and Saturday (today). It was so bad, Bucks had dressed only 8 players at one point for a game. Mercy.

Kyrie Irving has a broken nose. He’ll still play, with a protective mask. Doctors say two weeks should do it. Will he have to wear it longer? Who knows? See what I did there? I’m funny.

Danny Granger should be ready to play soon. At least, he’s returned to practice.

Lou Williams came back to the court for the first time since tearing the ACL last January. He looked Lou-y. Hawks are monitoring his minutes.

Tony Douglas of the Warriors is out two weeks with a shin injury.


Like I mentioned last week, the Kings’ fans were going for a world record for loudest indoor noise. Welp, they did it. Not once, not twice, but, apparently, they broke the record three times during the game, shattering the previous record before the evening. I hope they saved their voices because, right before they were to go for the record, another group of fans say they will be going for the record, whether it’s made by Kings fans or current “champs” Bucks fans. Oh boy.

Dirk Nowitzki’s career milestones continues. He passed Jerry West, NBA Logo, on the all time scoring list.

And that’s all the news from FanSided I got for ya. And I, am, outta heeeerrreee!

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