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Trans. Mar 10 3:42 ET (Mar 10 3:42 ET ) A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C : Welcome to Loud City . Kevin Yeung does a thorough job of digging into the Oklahoma City Thunder's now-leaky defense — allowing 108.3 points per 100 possessions since the All-Star break, 21st among 30 NBA teams, a full nine points-per-100 worse than their third-best-in-the-league pre-All-Star mark, and making stars out of the likes of Gerald Green and Jodie Meeks — and trying to figure out how much of it can be chalked up to injuries (OKC's without starters Kendrick Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha ), and how much stems from lacking energy and effort on stuff like contesting jumpers .
PF : Pounding the Rock . Jesus Gomez makes the case for why Manu Ginobili should win his second Sixth Man of the Year award. I eagerly await your rebuttals, Chicago Bulls (Taj Gibson), Phoenix Suns (Markieff Morris) and Los Angeles Clippers (Jamal Crawford) fans.
SF : The Rotation . Speaking of those Bulls, it feels like Colin McGowan performed surgery on himself to extract his explanation for why he likes watching them, but it led to the deployment of the phrase "They locate joy in the doing of the thing," which I really liked.
SG : San Antonio Express-News . And speaking of those San Antonio Spurs, Jeff McDonald sings the praises of Kawhi Leonard, who's averaging about 15 points on 55/53/94 shooting splits, six rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks in 31 minutes a night in six games since returning from a broken bone in his right hand , and reminding us how his "ability to turn a game on its head with plays both unscripted and off schedule" can elevate the Spurs, who enter Monday's action with an NBA-best 46-16 record.
PG : All Ball and The Triangle . Your semi-regular reminders that Joakim Noah's dad, Yannick Noah, is A) a fun dude in his own right and B) an amazing maverick of an athlete in his own right.
6th : Waiting for Next Year . The national focus fell on LeBron James making a trip to Ohio, but for Cleveland Cavaliers fans, getting the opportunity to celebrate and thank Zydrunas Ilgauskas on Saturday night meant an awful lot.
7th : The Morning Tip . David Aldridge's always-jam-packed Monday column features a take on the Detroit Pistons' present and future that makes a (somewhat shaky, to my ear) argument for hanging onto Joe Dumars this summer, an update on Royce White, a Q&A with Trey Burke, and plenty more.
8th : SB Nation . Paul Flannery on the Brooklyn Nets, who've sported the league's third-best record since Jan. 1, and why he thinks Jason Kidd's '13-'14 squad and Doc Rivers' '11-'12 Boston Celtics share more than just a couple of future Hall of Famers.
9th : Grizzly Bear Blues . Andrew Ford breaks down Tayshun Prince's sometimes-broken jumper.
10th : Heat.com . Couper Moorhead revisits just how good the San Antonio Spurs' transition defense was last Thursday, and just how big a part that was of shutting down a sleeve-bummed LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
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The Sacramento Kings have signed forward Royce White to a 10-day contract. Thursday. White was drafted 16th overall by Houston in 2012 but never played for the Rockets after the sides couldn't find common ground on how to treat his anxiety disorder, which includes a fear of flying.
The Scoop:The Kings are in the midst of a six-game road trip. It is unknown if White's fear of flying will prevent him from joining the team or playing for Sacramento.
We told you last week to expect this and now it is a reality: Royce White is now a member of the Sacramento Kings. The Kings announced Wednesday the signing of White to a 10-day contract. He was immediately assigned to the Kings D-League affiliate Reno Bighorns. White was the No. 22 pick of the…
The Sacramento Kings have signed forward Royce White to a 10-day contract. The Kings immediately assigned White to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League on Thursday. White was drafted 16th overall by Houston in 2012 but never played for the Rockets after the sides couldn't find common ground on how to treat his anxiety disorder, which includes a fear of flying. White missed training camp and was suspended by the Rockets in January 2013 after he refused to accept another assignment to Rio Grande Valley of the D-League.
The Scoop:We've been hearing this report for a week now, but it seems to be getting closer to coming to fruition with these latest reports. While will be signing a 10-day contract with the Kings and will be assigned to the Kings' D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns. The former first round pick has some talent, but an assignment to the D-League basically saps any fantasy value for the 2013-14 season.
The Scoop:White will sign a 10-day deal with the Kings and report to the Kings' D-League affilliate, the Reno Bighorns. The plan is for the team to evaluate White for the next week and a half before they decide on signing the former first round pick to another 10-day contract. While it's nice to see White land with a team after his highly-publicized falling out with the Houston Rockets last season, he shouldn't be rostered in any fantasy leagues.
It’s easy to forget now, but Royce White was the No. 16 pick in the 2012 NBA draft for a reason. He projected to have enormous upside thanks to his ball-handling and passing ability for his size, and he still had big-man skills to form the full package as a prospect. Before Giannis Antetokounmpo, there…
The Scoop:White's highly publicized anxiety disorder and fear of flying has generated most of the headlines surrounding the 22-year-old, but it looks as if the former first round pick will be joining his third team in two years. Jimmer Fredette's impending buyout will have to open up a roster spot for White before he signs, but fantasy owners don't need to pay any attention to this signing.
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MCW's triple-double can't help Sixers snap skid (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia) (1 Day Ago | courtesy: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia) Monday will go down in the books as just another loss for the Sixers, a 123-110 defeat at the hands of the New York Knicks (see Instant Replay). But rookie Michael Carter-Williams recorded his second triple-double in the game with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists at Madison Square Garden. Carter-Williams is the only rookie in Sixers history to have multiple triple-doubles in his first season in the league. People are going to see the numbers and the numbers are the numbers, Brett Brown said of Carter-Williams. More...