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Sport The HoopsHype Daily: The Jazz are looking more like a fringe playoff team than a dark horse contender lately

18:56  03 december  2019
18:56  03 december  2019 Source:   hoopshype.com

This has been the longest the NBA has been without a trade since 1968 (outside of lockout years)

  This has been the longest the NBA has been without a trade since 1968 (outside of lockout years) There has not been a trade in the NBA since Russell Westbrook was moved in July, which represents an unprecedented slowness for the league. © Provided by Dunk WireAccording to our research, that is actually the longest the NBA has been without a trade since 1968 – excluding seasons shortened by lockouts. In fact, for the first time ever in a non-lockout season, this is the first time there have been no trades in August, September, October or November.© Provided by Dunk WireWe asked some of the high-ranking folks that work for teams why they believe there has been such little movement this year.

Sign up for the HoopsHype daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. The Utah Jazz power forward exited his car on Friday night and walked to his apartment in a haze. One moment, he was in the locker room following a win, smiling, laughing, preparing for a shower and a change into

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PANIC TIME IN UTAH? The Utah Jazz, once thought of as a dark horse title contender, are 1-4 in their last five games (all on the road) and have the NBA’s seventh-worst net rating in that stretch, behind “powerhouses” like Chicago, Golden State and Memphis. Things have gotten so bad recently that Utah trailed the Raptors by 40 (FORTY!) points at halftime of their game on Sunday. Even if we look at their season as a whole, however, and forget about their recent road trip, Utah has disappointed overall this season. For the year, they’re 12-9 and have a mediocre +1.2 net rating, the No. 13 mark in the league.

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Particularly concerning has to be the play of their big acquisition from this past summer, Mike Conley. The former Grizzlies point guard is averaging 13.9 points per game, down from 21.1 last year, and shooting a paltry 36.9 percent from the floor, the third-worst mark in the league among players with at least 200 field-goal attempts.

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  Four potential Kevin Love trade destinations After a long, painfully dry drought of trade rumors in the NBA, one that was historically lengthy, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the silence on Friday by reporting that the Cleveland Cavaliers are finally ready to hear offers for five-time All-Star Kevin Love. © Provided by HoopsHypeIf one deal is on the way, it would make sense considering the stage of rebuilding Cleveland is currently in (very early on in the process), and how much time is left on Love’s contract (three more seasons after this one).

Sign up for the HoopsHype daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. An error has occured. With so many guards down, the team will be relying heavily on Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin. Larkin is seeing his role increase drastically and he’s trying to make the most of it.

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????  Considering Conley is the 17th-highest paid player in the league, that level of production is unacceptable if the Jazz are going to make their usual second-half run this season. It’s unlikely Utah decides to do anything drastic (i.e., a major trade), at least not anytime soon, but if they continue down this path, they might need to do something to shake things up and find their previous years’ form.

LAST NIGHT IN THE ASSOCIATION: A 10-game losing streak ended last night while an 11-game win streak was extended.

???? The Atlanta Hawks, losers of their 10 previous outings, finally got off the schneid last night, beating the lowly Warriors 104-79. Trae Young led the way for Atlanta with 24 points and seven assists.

???? Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks won their 12th game in a row, downing the Knicks 132-88. Yes, you read that scoreline correctly. The highlight of the night belonged to Giannis, who threw down this absurd dunk on Julius Randle. Antetokounmpo finished the contest with 29 points, 15 rebounds and three assists, so, all around, a pretty quiet game for him by his usual standards.

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  What is the trade value of LaMarcus Aldridge? We asked a bunch of NBA executives What is the trade value of LaMarcus Aldridge? We asked a bunch of NBA executives

Sign up for the HoopsHype daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. “Having a bad year like last year was tough, so our main focus was getting back to being a top playoff contender . That meant, this offseason, we needed to pursue free agents who we felt were going to be a great fit.

Sign up for the HoopsHype daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. An error has occured. Please re-enter your email address. Russell Westbrook, one of the savviest free throw defenders in the league, has a more nuanced go-to move. It’s similar to Beverley’s cliffhanger but more subtle.

MAX FVV? ESPN’s Bobby Marks says a team told him they could see impending free agent Fred VanVleet landing a deal worth between $25 million and $30 million this summer. By the way, he meant that figure as an annual amount, not as the total worth of the deal, which is insane. VanVleet is an underrated floor general enjoying his best career campaign, averaging 18.6 points and 7.5 assists per game, but still… that’s a pretty rich deal for a player of his caliber.

???? At the same time, it’s a very weak free agent class coming up, so players like VanVleet are going to get overpaid, there’s no doubt about it. On our end, we have the Raptors point guard ranked as the 14th-best free agent of 2020.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Giannis Antetokounmpo won Player of the Week for the East yesterday. Unsurprising. The winner out of the West, though, was a good bit more shocking, since the honor went to Carmelo Anthony, who averaged 22.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.7 triples last week. Pretty great comeback story so far for the future Hall-of-Famer.

Officials are investigating who or what's behind a series of attacks on horses in South Carolina

  Officials are investigating who or what's behind a series of attacks on horses in South Carolina Officials are investigating a string of violent horse attacks in upstate South Carolina that left some animals dead and others with severe injuries. © WYFF This horse was among at least five attacked recently in South Carolina. At least five horses have been injured in the past three weeks, Greenville and Spartanburg county officials said. One died, and two others were euthanized because of their injuries. The attacks have drawn the attention of the governor and state law enforcement officials. Residents also are rattled. One horse was shot and killed in Greenville County, the sheriff's department there said.

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Sign up for the HoopsHype daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. After wearing a Los Angeles Lakers uniform for three seasons, Brandon Ingram suddenly felt like a How would clinching a playoff spot in December change behavior over the rest of the season for a middling playoff team ?

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GEM UNLOCKED:The Miami Herald goes in depth on how the Heat were able to discover Kendrick Nunn, their current second-leading scorer, last year while he was coming off the bench for the Warriors’ G League team.

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PHILANTHROPIC CONTRIBUTIONS:Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins has started a program called Assists for Education, where for every assist his team makes this season, he’s donating $10 to help provide school supplies and clothing to area students.

RELATIONSHIP MENDED? Enes Kanter, formerly Knick owner James Dolan’s biggest hater, is now… defending his former boss. Kanter says they’re buddies now, that they text occasionally and that it’s wrong when people constantly blame Dolan for the Knicks’ troubles. Whatever you say, Enes.

Deputies search for suspects who stole, slaughtered show horse in Manatee County

  Deputies search for suspects who stole, slaughtered show horse in Manatee County The sheriff's office says sometime between 5pm on Sunday and 8am Monday, the suspects in this case forced their way through a locked gate onto the victim's ranch on the 5800 block of Buckeye Road and stole the horse. When the victim found the horse missing, she called the sheriff's office. Deputies and the victim searched for the horse, ultimately finding it dead in a nearby field. Deputies say it had been slaughtered for its meat.“I’m disgusted," said Carol Whitmore, animal advocate and Manatee County Commissioner. "I’m sure most of our community is going to be.”Congressman Vern Buchanan re-introduced the SAFE Act with Rep.

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Sign up for the HoopsHype daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. Antetokounmpo made it clear he wants all his former teammates to enjoy their time in Milwaukee and, more importantly, love Milwaukee: pic.twitter.com/OUWceC8g8N.

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AWKWARD SNEAKERS: Thunder point guard Dennis Schroeder got bullied by multiple teammates, including former MVP Russell Westbrook, into changing the sneakers he wore for games. The sneakers in questions? Well, they were Kevin Durant XI’s, so… yeah. Makes sense.

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