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NBA Announces Digital Partnership With Chinese Internet Giant Tencent 0

NBA Announces Digital Partnership With Chinese Internet Giant Tencent

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The NBA has formed its largest international digital partnership through an expansion of its arrangement with Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Limited, the league announced in a joint press release issued late Thursday night. Tencent – a publicly-traded company with a current
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Hassan Whiteside Is Very Much A Part of Miami Heat’s Future 0

Hassan Whiteside Is Very Much A Part of Miami Heat’s Future

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It was a simple twist of fate. Had it not been for Chris Andersen’s sprained ankle, Chris Bosh’s strained calf and Josh McRoberts’ torn meniscus, he might not even be here. And yet, 7-foot rookie center Hassan Whiteside, the Miami Heat’s mid-season
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Memphis Grizzlies Seeking Possible Trade For Luol Deng 0

Memphis Grizzlies Seeking Possible Trade For Luol Deng

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The Memphis Grizzlies, aiming to bolster their scoring and playmaking options on the wing in the increasingly competitive Western Conference, are having discussions about trading for the Miami Heat’s Luol Deng or the Boston Celtics’ Jeff Green in advance of the Feb. 19 trade deadline.
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Miami Heat Receive Josh McRoberts Disabled Player Exception 0

Miami Heat Receive Josh McRoberts Disabled Player Exception

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The Miami Heat lost Josh McRoberts for the rest of the season after he underwent surgery to repair the torn lateral meniscus in his right knee last Monday. As a result, the league office has granted the Heat a disabled player exception
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Heat Apply for Disabled Player Exception, Set Sights on Josh Smith 0

Heat Apply for Disabled Player Exception, Set Sights on Josh Smith

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The Miami Heat formally applied to the league office for a disabled player exception on Monday, shortly after Josh McRoberts had season-ending surgery to repair the torn lateral meniscus in his right knee, in a move they hope will help them land soon-to-be
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The Curious Case of Greg Monroe 0

The Curious Case of Greg Monroe

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According to NBA rules, Pistons center Greg Monroe is now eligible to be traded. According to the Sporting News, he wants that, badly. The Heat have reportedly made an initial inquiry. But, according to the Sporting News, teams seeking Monroe will need
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Josh McRoberts Tears Right Lateral Meniscus, Possibly Out for Season 0

Josh McRoberts Tears Right Lateral Meniscus, Possibly Out for Season

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Update (12/22/14): Josh McRoberts had the torn lateral meniscus in his right knee repaired (versus partially removed). A repair approach has a significantly longer recovery time, but much better long-term prognosis. The surgery will be season-ending. The Heat has applied for a $2.65 million disabled
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Salary Cap Smoothing Is As Complicated As It Is Necessary 0

Salary Cap Smoothing Is As Complicated As It Is Necessary

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Update 2 (3/11/15): The National Basketball Players Association informed the NBA that it will not agree to “smoothing” in the increases in the salary cap that will result from the new national media agreements beginning in the 2016-17 season. Update (2/13/15): The National
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NBA Strikes Partnership Deal With Daily Fantasy Sports Operator FanDuel 0

NBA Strikes Partnership Deal With Daily Fantasy Sports Operator FanDuel

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Fantasy sports is a huge business – 41.5 million people in the U.S. and Canada spend $3.6 billion on fantasy league and related fees each year. A relatively small(1) but extremely fast growing sub-segment of the industry is daily fantasy sports. As that
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