NBA Player News
|2/13/2016||Zach LaVine, Min, G|
|LaVine had 30 points and seven rebounds and the United States team beat the World team 157-154 in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night to kick off the weekend festivities.
Analysis: In the game featuring some of the best rookies and sophomores in the league, LaVine geared up to defend his slam dunk title on Saturday night by making 13 of 20 shots in a spectacular effort.
|2/13/2016||Carmelo Anthony, NY, F|
|Anthony says he has no plans to leave New York and is angry about a report linking him to trade talks.
Analysis: The Daily News of New York reported Friday that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics had discussed a deal involving Kevin Love and there were "very preliminary discussions" with the Knicks about expanding it to include Anthony, who would end up with LeBron James in Cleveland. But Anthony has a no-trade clause and told SiriusXM NBA Radio on Saturday that he's "not going nowhere."
|2/12/2016||Carmelo Anthony, NY, F|
|Anthony has been elected to the NBA Players Association's executive committee as a vice president. He says he hopes the owners and the players union can come to a new labor agreement without a work stoppage.
Analysis: Anthony begins a three-year team immediately in replacing Willie Green, who served three years and isn't currently an active player. Anthony was speaking on Friday as part of the kickoff to All-Star weekend festivities. Either side can choose to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement until Dec. 15. Last time the two sides could not come to an agreement, the owners locked out the players that shortened the 2011-12 season by 16 games.
|2/12/2016||Kobe Bryant, LAL, G-F|
|Bryant has gone through an All-Star media day for the final time. Bryant says he would be fine playing just 10 minutes Sunday. Fans, however, are probably hoping for far more than that.
Analysis: The retiring star of the Los Angeles Lakers took questions for about 30 minutes, laughed and smiled throughout, accepted some gifts from international reporters - including a photo that said "thank you" _ and spoke in English, Italian and a little Spanish at times. He even asked a reporter from Taiwan to teach him a phrase in his language.
|2/12/2016||Chris Bosh, Mia, F-C|
|Bosh will have more exams on his strained right calf when he gets back to Miami, possibly as early as Monday to determine the status and severity of the problem.
Analysis: He has conferred regularly with Heat medical officials about the issue, which he has been dealing with and getting treatment for over the past several days. Bosh came to Toronto with hopes of participating in Saturday's 3-point contest and Sunday's All-Star Game, but dropped out Friday out of concern of making the calf worse. Bosh leads the Heat in scoring this season, averaging 19.1 points per game.
|2/12/2016||Al Horford, Atl, F-C|
|Horford has arrived at All-Star weekend.
Analysis: Horford was selected Friday as the replacement for Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh, who pulled out with a strained right calf. Horford was vacationing in the Caribbean when the NBA called, packed up quickly and arrived in Toronto late Friday night. Horford will practice with the East squad and take part in team meetings Saturday, then come off the bench in Sunday night's All-Star contest.
|2/12/2016||Gary Neal, Was, G|
|Neal missed the final two games before the All-Star break because of a sore right leg.
Analysis: It's unclear when he'll be ready to play again.
|2/12/2016||Kris Humphries, Was, F-C|
|Humphries has played 3:50 over the last 19 games because of a sore right knee.
Analysis: He tried to play through it at New York on Feb. 9, but didn't last long. He missed the next game before the break and it's unclear when he'll be back.
|2/11/2016||Rajon Rondo, Sac, PG|
|Rondo had 14 points and 15 assists in Wednesday's win in Philadelphia.
Analysis: That marks four straight games in which Rondo has recorded at least 15 assists while averaging 15.2 with 12.5 points.
|2/11/2016||Robert Covington, Phi, F|
|Covington scored a career-high 29 points in Wednesday's loss to Sacramento.
Analysis: Covington has scored at least 25 points three times in his last 13 games, over which he's averaging 13.9.
|2/11/2016||Kawhi Leonard, SA, G-F|
|Leonard had 29 points on 12-of-19 shooting in Wednesday's win in Orlando.
Analysis: Leonard, who sunk the game-winning shot, has averaged 24.2 points on 57.3 percent in the last five games.
|2/11/2016||Evan Fournier, Orl, G-F|
|Fournier finished with 28 points in Wednesday's loss to San Antonio.
Analysis: Fournier has averaged 20.3 points on 50.0 percent in his last four games.
|2/11/2016||Jahlil Okafor, Phi, C|
|Okafor had 26 points and 10 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Sacramento.
Analysis: Okafor has averaged 20.7 points and 12.0 rebounds in his last three games.
|2/11/2016||Derrick Favors, Uta, F-C|
|Favors scored 29 points in Wednesday's 100-96 loss at New Orleans.
Analysis: Favors was averaging 14.1 points over the previous eight games after missing 16 with back spasms.
|2/11/2016||Jrue Holiday, NO, PG|
|Holiday scored 21 points with nine assists and six rebounds in the Pelicans' 100-96 win over Utah on Wednesday.
Analysis: Holiday's performance came two days after he had 27 points, nine assists and six boards in a win at Minnesota. He's capable of being a big contributor to New Orleans, but has shown a lack of consistency at times.
|2/11/2016||Lou Williams, LAL, G|
|Williams scored 28 points in the Lakers' 120-11 loss at Cleveland on Wednesday.
Analysis: Williams is averaging 15.4 points on the season. He's scored at least 20 points in 13 games, but the Lakers have lost 10 of them.
|2/11/2016||Kyrie Irving, Cle, G|
|Irving scored 35 points in the Cavaliers' 120-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.
Analysis: Irving is averaging 32.0 points while making 59.1 percent from the floor over the last three games.
|2/11/2016||LeBron James, Cle, F|
|James scored 29 points with 11 assists and seven rebounds in the Cavaliers' 120-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.
Analysis: James is averaging 26.8 points over the last four games.
|2/11/2016||Jordan Clarkson, LAL, G|
|Clarkson scored 22 points in the Lakers' 120-111 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
Analysis: Clarkson has topped 20 points in two of the last three games. However, he only had 11 in a loss at Indiana on Monday.
|2/11/2016||Archie Goodwin, Pho, G|
|Goodwin scored 20 points in the Suns' 112-104 loss to Golden State on Wednesday.
Analysis: Goodwin has at least 20 points in three of the last four games, including each of the past two. He's averaging 16.8 points while starting the last 11 games.
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