RUSSELL WESTBROOK

See Russell Westbrook’s DENTED FACE Suffered During Friday’s Monster Triple-Double Performance

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Russell Westbrook had 40 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists in Friday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers, notching his third consecutive triple-double. But instead of celebrating the relentless MVP candidate's typically dominant performance, the Oklahoma City Thunder are reeling – not just due to a 115-112 loss, but the potential for injury to its only healthy superstar.

Jerome Kersey

Steve Blake Changes Jersey Number In Honor Of The Late Jerome Kersey

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The Blazers and backup point guard Steve Blake came up with a way to honor Kersey's legacy in Portland in a respectful and fitting fashion. With the league's permission, Blake will change his jersey number 25, which was the number Kersey wore during his tenure in Rip City, to the number 5.

Arron Afflalo

New Trail Blazer Arron Afflalo Has A Message For Portland: ‘It’s Championship Time’

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The Portland Trail Blazers are just 6-9 in their past 15 games, tumbling down the Western Conference pecking order in the process. But the regular season grind lends itself to lulls for even contending teams, and Portland has new reason for optimism going forward – the trade deadline addition of Arron Afflalo.

#2015 NBA Trade Deadline

Deadline Detonation: Ranking All The Moves Of The Explosive 2015 NBA Trade Deadline

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The 2015 NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone. Now we have to rummage through the aftereffects rubble for the 10 most important moves.

Arron Afflalo

Report: Nuggets Trade Arron Afflalo & Gee To Trail Blazers For Barton, Robinson, Claver And Protected First-Round Pick

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The Denver Nuggets have traded Arron Afflalo to the Portland Trail Blazers for three players and a lottery-protected 2016 first-round pick.

Arron Afflalo

Report: Rival Teams Believe Blazers Will Give First-Round Pick To Nuggets For Arron Afflalo

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Arron Afflalo's second tenure with the Denver Nuggets hasn't quite gone as planned. And after being re-acquired by his former team last summer, it seems he may be on the move yet again.

LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE

LaMarcus Aldridge, Not Kevin Durant, Is Named Final Western Conference All-Star Starter

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Kevin Durant joined prior injury replacement starters James Harden and Klay Thompson in Steve Kerr's opening five alongside Steph Curry and Marc Gasol during today's Western Conference All-Star practice. However, the Golden State Warriors coach must not have been impressed with how the reigning MVP acquitted himself during the "intense" session. Just a few hours later, Kerr officially announced that LaMarcus Aldridge – not Durant – would be his exhibition squad's fifth and final starter.

LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE

Sarcastic LaMarcus Aldridge On Why Carmelo Anthony Has Yet To Recruit Him: ‘Maybe I’m Not Good Enough’

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It's no secret that the New York Knicks want to spend big come silly season, and Carmelo Anthony recently hinted that he'd use his status as de-facto host of All-Star Weekend to sell coming free agents on fruits of playing in the Big Apple. According to a sarcastic LaMarcus Aldridge at All-Star media availability today, though, the Knicks' franchise cornerstone has yet to reach out. Why?

NICK YOUNG

Video: Nick Young Sends Steve Blake To The Floor With Filthy Step-Back

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Watch Lakers shooting guard Nick Young brake the ankles of Blazers backup Steve Blake with a filthy behind-the-back step-back move.

#BLAKE GRIFFIN

Damian Lillard Named All-Star Replacement For Injured Blake Griffin

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Damian Lillard's play since being left off the All-Star team has been surprisingly underwhelming – especially considering his brash talk of taking frustration out on the league.

UTAH JAZZ

Video: Damian Lillard Shows Off Deft Ability To Purposely Miss Free Throw

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There are all sorts of things basketball players need to be able to do on the court, which they usually do through repetition and practice.

UTAH JAZZ

Video: Damian Lillard Puts Rudy Gobert On A Poster

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This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but Damian Lillard once again destroyed a big defender at the rim with a powerful hammer on Tuesday night.

ROBIN LOPEZ

Report: Blazers’ Robin Lopez Likely To Return On Tuesday Against Jazz

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The Portland Trail Blazers will be getting help to emerge from their in-season abyss.

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Watch Jeff Teague Get Two Blazers Airborne With Fake Before Hitting Layup

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We're not sure who the Atlanta Hawks' best player is, and it frankly doesn't matter.

Steve Blake

Video: Steve Blake Goes Glass For One-Footed Corner 3 At 1Q Buzzer

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Is this what it will take to break the Atlanta Hawks' 17-game winning streak.

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Damian Lillard Vows To Make Doubters Pay In (Deleted) Instagram Post

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We considered simply updating our previous post on Damian Lillard's reaction to being omitted from the All-Star team with his recent Instagram diatribe.

SACRAMENTO KINGS

League Names DeMarcus Cousins As All-Star Replacement For Kobe

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A lone positive gleaned from Kobe Bryant's season-ending injury: a far more worthy candidate has taken his place in the All-Star Game.

Smack

Damian Lillard Says He’s “Pissed Off,” “Disrespected” After All-Star Snub

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No player in the league uses disappointment as fuel more effectively than Damian Lillard.


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