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Trade Deadline Snapshot

One of the more crazy trade deadlines has finished, with some mind boggling deals going down at the death. Here’s a really quick snapshot of the reported trades that have happened overnight

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Pistons Waive Josh Smith

After one of the most disappointing starts to a season you could possibly imagine, the Detroit Pistons have decided to cut their losses on Josh Smith, waiving the 29-year old forward this morning. 

Smith, who still had 2 years and $26 million owing on his deal has not been performing at a level anywhere near what the Pistons had hoped, averaging just 13 points a game on 39% shooting (his lowest since his 05/06 sophomore season), and failing to gel with teammates. Add to that a lowly 7 rebounds and 4 assists per game, and it was highly likely that Detroit would eventually try to move him. 

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Toronto Raptors release new look

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

In its continued efforts to evolve as a franchise, the Toronto Raptors have released its new logo to go along with the “We The North” campaign. A revamped design that has the fingerprints of a particular someone, Drake playing his part as the teams Global Ambassador.

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Jabari Parker Torn ACL; Will Miss Remainder Of Season

Milwaukee Bucks Rookie Jabari Parker has informed teammates of a torn ACL in his left knee sustained during an awkward drive in the paint against the Suns yesterday, per Y! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

Parker, the #2 overall pick in this year’s draft, has been averaging 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, and is also second in field goal percentage (.490), helping the Bucks clamber back towards playoffs relevancy. 

The young forward will now miss the rest of the 2014/15 NBA season. We wish him a speedy and healthy recovery.

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Kings Fire Head Coach Mike Malone

The Sacramento Kings have sensationally fired head Coach Mike Malone despite beginning the new season with better-than-expected results.

Starting with an impressive 11-13 record in the tough Western Conference, and competing without star center DeMarcus Cousins for 9 games, the Kings felt it necessary to relieve Malone of his duties and instate assistant coach Ty Corbin in the interim. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news via Twitter yesterday afternoon to a considerable backlash from fans who found it to be a big surprise.

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Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan

Kobe Bryant has officially moved into third on the all time scoring list, passing Michael Jordan on a made free throw in Minnesota this afternoon.

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When Destiny Meets Greatness [Video]

He’s just 31 points away from third on the all time scoring list, but that’s not the real accomplishment for a guy like Kobe Bryant. Having modeled his game from a man who is widely regarded as the greatest to ever play, the passing of Michael Jordan holds a high level of significance for the Black Mamba, and he’s nearly there.

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2015 NBA All Star Uniforms Unveiled

Adidas and the NBA have released the uniforms for the 2015 All Star Weekend to be held in New York City this coming February. The league has had mixed responses to jersey designs over the past few years, however this latest style is flawless in its simplicity and according to the designers Adidas, a throw back to New York City’s rich basketball history, and it’s “unique personification of the as a mecca of sports, music, and fashion”. 

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Kobe’s Triple Double A Breath Of Fresh Air [Video]

During one of the most tumultuous seasons in Lakers history, there has been little to cheer about for fans of the much fabled franchise. 

One of the few joys still afforded to the fans however, is a well rested and rejuvenated Kobe Bryant who, while shooting a career low…. is as aggressive and determined as ever. That was on full display yesterday as Bryant carved out his 20th career triple double, while also becoming the only member of the 30k+ points club to eclipse 6,000 assists. Not bad for a 36 year old right? 

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2014 FIBA World Cup: Three Euro-based players with NBA futures

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton) Throughout the 2014 FIBA World Cup there have been some stellar performances from quite a few players that are currently on NBA rosters. These are players we’re well familiar with, or in some cases will get familiar with them if/when they decide to come to North America. What I’d like to focus on in this piece are three players that currently play in Europe and would be a great fit in the NBA. There are a few others that are worth keeping an eye on and showed themselves well in moments, but these three were fairly consistent for their teams and proved vital figures in important games.

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