Author: Daniel Benjamin

Daniel Benjamin is passionate about all things basketball, both men and women's. He has nearly 15 years of writing experience for numerous of publications.

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The NBA is nearing its all-star break. Still, there are four quality game days left and plenty of injuries. Here is a look at who may or may not play tonight. Tyrese Halliburton Healthy? Isaiah Hartenstein Upgrade and Rockets Injury Status Will Tyrese Haliburton Play Tonight? The Indiana Pacers (34-20) will be shorthanded when they take on the Charlotte Hornets (11-41). The Pacers won’t have reserve forward Jalen Smith for a second straight game due to back spasms. https://twitter.com/ScottAgness/status/1757092534839320804 However, Tyrese  Haliburton is expected to play despite being listed as questionable due to his lingering hamstring issue. Even though Haliburton…

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The Detroit Pistons were among the most active teams at this year’s trade deadline line, making four separate deals on Feb. 7 and 8.  The Pistons have made an NBA high-five in-season trades this year. Detroit brought in eight players in the four most recent trades while sending out four. As a result of being over the NBA’s 15-player limit, the Pistons had to make additional moves. The Pistons requested waivers on recently acquired Danuel House, Danilo Gallinari, Joe Harris, and  Ryan Arciadiacano. With Gallinari clearing waivers earlier today, Detroit had an open roster spot. The Pistons signed Tosan Evbuomwan…

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The Denver Nuggets lost a lot of their depth from their NBA championship team during the offseason. Still, Denver is in the thick of the race for a top seed in the Western Conference and is considered one of the favorites to win the 2023-24 NBA title. Nuggets Looking To Add Frontcourt Depth and Bench Scoring Denver (34-16) owns the second most wins in the NBA following their 120-108 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers last night, behind another sterling triple-double performance from Nikola Jokic. Jokic finished with 27 points on 11 of 16 shooting from the field, 22 rebounds…

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The Los Angeles Clippers have been the best team in the NBA over the last two months. Do the Clippers need to do anything as the trade deadline approaches? 3 Players The Clippers Could Trade Before the Trade Deadline After a rocky start to the James Harden-Clippers era, Los Angeles has been rolling. The Clippers improved to a league-best 24-5 since Dec. 1 with their 136-125 road victory over the Detroit Pistons last night. Kawhi Leonard led the way with 33 points on 12 of 17 shooting, including 6 of 8 from the 3-point line. It is Leonard’s third straight…

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The NBA anounced its Player and Rookies of the Month for January. Cleveland Cavaliers’ Donovan Mitchell and Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker earned the NBA Player of the Month nods. Meanwhile, San Antonio Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama and Charlotte Hornets’ Brandon Miller were chosen as the top rookies. https://twitter.com/NBAPR/status/1753161368344166520 Donovan Mitchell and Devin Booker Earn NBA’s January Players of Month Mitchell picked up the Eastern Conference honors as he help keep the Cavaliers in the top six of the Eastern Conference despite being without Darius Garland and Evan Mobley for most of the month, Mitchell turned in his best month of the…

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The Golden State Warriors have faced adversity all season, though Steve Kerr has done his best to keep the ship afloat. Still, the Warriors have many issues and are looking for ways to improve their team. Steve Kerr Is Not In Favor Of Golden State Warriors Trading Chris Paul or Gary Payton II Golden State is coming off a fairly decent showing in their homestand after returning to action following a week off due to the tragic death of assistant Dejan Milojevic. The Warriors went 2-2 during the homestand with narrow losses to Sacramento and the Los Angeles Lakers. While…

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Despite the New York Knicks being short-handed, the Charlotte Hornets (10-35) dropped their 22nd game in the last 25 outings as they fell 113-92 at home last night.  It marked the 13th time the Hornets failed to reach the century mark this season, which ties Portland for the most. Like the Knicks, Charlotte was without some key players. LaMelo Ball missed his second straight due to right ankle soreness. It was the 26th game that Ball has not played this season. Ball has appeared in just 58 of the Hornets’ 127 contests over the last two seasons. He is already…

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The New York Knicks are facing some adversity, but they keep on winning. First, it was Julius Randle, who is out indefinitely after dislocating his right shoulder on Saturday against the Miami Heat. Now, OG Anunoby is dealing with an injury. Knicks Continue Winning Streak Despite Injuries https://cdn.nba.com/videos/teams/wordpress/media/sites/knicks/5289fffe-8ee1-4d91-b0a9-c435b7983399_1280x720.mp4 Already short-handed, the New York Knicks got lousy news as OG Anunoby was ruled out before their game against the Charlotte Hornets tonight. Anunoby is dealing with an inflamed right elbow, an injury he aggravated during the pregame warmups, per the Knicks. “He’s had it before, but it was one of those…

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According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, New York Knicks forward Julius Randle is still undergoing tests on his dislocated right shoulder to determine the exact steps in his rehab. Woj added that the Knicks remain hopeful that Randle’s prognosis will be in terms of “weeks, not months.” https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1751993626308321519 The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Randle’s initial MRI on Saturday showed no significant damage. https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1751994433921294379 Randle was declared out for tonight’s game against Charlotte yesterday. But will have to wait for further info to know the exact timetable for his return. https://youtu.be/sKf0MOtpuRc Randle suffered the injury as he was barrelling toward the…

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The Boston Celtics have been the best team in the NBA for most of the season. However, the Celtics have stumbled the past few games at TD Garden, although they will have an opportunity to get back on track when they host the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Celtics Look To Snap Home Losing Streak As Longest Homestand Continues Boston (35-11) is in the midst of its longest homestand of the season. Boston began its season-high seven-game homestand yesterday with a 115-96 setback to the Los Angeles Clippers. However, the game wasn’t as close as the final score indicated.…

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