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6hJustin Verrier

Is small ball paying off for Pelicans?

The Pelicans have improved their defense this season, but now have big concerns on offense.

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How will the Lakers fix their problems? (2:09)
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9hKevin Pelton

NBA's best bargain trade targets

Buy low! That's what any team wants to do before the trade deadline. Here are six NBA names to go get.

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On this date: Thompson's 37-point quarter (1:36)
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LeBron, Lue have no answer for Pop's Spurs (1:35)
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Westbrook can't blame media for not starting All-Star Game (1:07)
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Wilbon amazed by Kawhi's brilliance (1:47)
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Questionable foul on Wade infuriates Cousins in Bulls' win (1:32)
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LeBron, Lue say Cavs made too many mistakes (0:51)
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Marcus Morris tips in game winner over his brother (0:43)
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Magic wants KD involved in MVP conversation (2:14)
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Warriors triumph over rivals during wild win streak (2:03)
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Butler says Bulls are playing 'terrible' (1:02)
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3dTom Haberstroh

The NBA season is over ... (no, really!)

Now that we're at the midpoint of the season, are you hoping your struggling team can play its way into the playoffs? Well, we have some bad news: Set your alarm for mid-April, because the standings rarely change after Jan. 20. Sorry, Knicks fans!

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors offense looking ROUGH on the back to back in Miami. So far 4-of-13 from the field, missing on some open looks. 14-9 Heat so far

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Adams has been cleared from the league's concussion protocol and will start tonight against the Jazz.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis is officially out with a right thigh bruise. This is Davis' fourth missed game of the season and the sixth time in the past seven games Davis has missed at least part of a game due to injury.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin underwent MRI on right ankle and results came back negative, league sources told ESPN. Likely day-to-day with ankle sprain.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Gentry says Anthony Davis (R thigh bruise) is a gametime decision but that it "doesn't look good." Davis is having trouble moving laterally.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Kerr elaborates on players who "made a mockery" of All-Star voting process

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Kerr on the players who made a mockery of All Star selection

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve ?Kerr with some thoughts on All Star starter selection. Says he's disappointed in the players who "made a mockery of the process"

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

On his Facebook page, Jeremy Lin said his re-aggravated hamstring injury "is the least severe of the three (but) this third injury has been a hard one to deal with mentally." "There's something so draining about the yo-yo effect of going from injured to healthy to injured to healthy that in some ways it would have been easier to have an injury where I knew from the beginning I would be out for a long, set amount of time," Lin wrote. "... People may ask if I rushed back. I can confidently say I didn't. I checked every single check box that needed to be checked before returning and progressed carefully through my rehabs. The reality is that even when we plan for things to go a certain way, sometimes God has other plans."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid won Eastern Conference Player of the Week despite averaging only 25 minutes a game in 3 wins last week. He averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks during that span.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

The Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid and the San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 22. Leonard led the Western Conference in scoring (36.3 ppg) and added 6.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists as the Spurs went 3-0. The 6-7 forward shot 56.5 percent from the field, 43.8 percent from three-point range and 96.0 percent from the free throw line. Definitely deserving.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said guard Avery Bradley (strained Achilles) is "going to be out all week." The Celtics play four games in five nights starting Tuesday in Washington. Gerald Green and Demetrius Jackson also won't make the trip to DC due to illness. Tyler Zeller and Jonas Jerebko, who were ill, are feeling better and will travel.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder on if he expects more extracurriculars with the Washington Wizards on Tuesday: "I lost $25,000, so you won't see too much out of me. For real."