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This is where you get your quick fix of all the daily happens, scores and information around the NBA, personalized just enough to distinguish it from the major media outlets. Driven heavily the by quick-hitting personality-rich takes of our own T-Money's "Rundown," the nbAYD Show News and Info is news with a bit more life.
T-MONEY'S RUNDOWN - NOV 16, 2018
- NO ME7O NO CRY The Houston Rockets have made it official: They are releasing Carmelo Anthony from his mysterious illness effective immediately. Anthony will remain on the roster until the best move for both parties can be made, but Melo cannot be traded until December 15th, so may have to be waived to be released outright. Expect the Warriors and Celtics to be among potential destinations. Any team claiming Anthony off waivers will be on the hook for his $2.4 million salary once they claim him. Of course, Melo is already resting his laurels on $25,534,253 that the Atlanta Hawks are paying him (not to play - likely the smartest move and ROI in basketball) after being traded there by Oklahoma City. Tyronn Lue, then Hue Jackson, and now Carmelo Anthony. I wish I could find a job that would pay me millions not to come to work.
- GREEN PUTS THE 'DIS' IN DYSFUNCTION The Warriors may take a pass on Anthony, whose been tagged as a team killer since leaving Denver. They have their own issues, with the Draymond Green - Kevin Durant soap opera continuing. Word on the street is that Green dared Durant to leave the Warriors. Dare I say, planted the seed. Well it was Green who failed to show in his first game back from suspension, posting 0 points to Durant's 20 in a 21-point loss to those very Rockets last night, 107-86. Klay Thompson and Quinn Cook sort of showed, but it was James Harden's 27 points on 7-of-8 shooting that led Houston to a 7-7 record against the squabbling Worriers, who are now going to be preoccupied with Durant's disposition in the backs of their minds the rest of the season.
- R.I.P. KARIM SAMEH AZAB The 6'10" forward for the University of Memphis, Azab passed away surrounded by his family yesterday, from leukemia that he announced earlier this year. Originally from Giza, Egypt Azab played last season in a reserve role scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks. Thoughts and prayers go out to Azab's family and the University of Memphis family and community.
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- SWEET LOU It's almost as if Lou Williams relishes the opportunity to come off the bench and dash the hpes of opponents. When the Los Angeles Clippers threw all that cash at Williams, and began disbanding Lob City, one would automatically think he's finally going to be a starter. Williams continues his storied success as a Sixth Man, dropping 23 points off the bench to lead the Clippers to a 116-111 victory over the visiting and 7-7 San Antonio Spurs. DeMar DeRozan once again led the Spurs with 34 points, six rebounds, and five assists.
- IT'S OFFICIAL; HE'S IN A SLUMP It's a rough go for Trae Young right now, officially in a shooting slump after another ghost performance last night in a 45-point loss in Denver. The Nuggets hit the 10-win mark last night at home after shellacking the Hawks, 138-93, behind 25 points from Juancho Hernangomez. Paul Millsap and Gary Harris added 18 apiece in the rout, while Young only came up with a half dozen on 2-of-11 shooting, well below his 16.7 ppg average on the young season. Kent Bazemore - Hawks veteran by default - led Atlanta with 14, but the Hawks lost badly despite having six players (barely) in double figures.
- TONIGHT'S GAME TO WATCH is the Utah Jazz visiting the Philadelphia 76ers. It will be interesting to see if Utah can find itself after posting a 22-point second half and how Jimmy Butler continues to assimilate as the 76ers look for their first win with Butler on the roster. The game will be shown on NBC Sports Philadelphia.