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December 13, 2014 Updates

From a team perspective, the most promising news this time is that Smart is expected to miss less time. Tests weren’t scheduled as of last night, with the reasoning that Smart should be reevaluated after a night of rest. “Strained Achilles on the same foot as his ankle, is what I was told. I don’t know what a strained Achilles means from a long-term standpoint, but I know that (team physician) Doc (Brian) McKeon said that he should be relatively quick healing but he didn’t feel comfortable sending him back in tonight,” said coach Brad Stevens. Boston Herald

December 12, 2014 Updates

There isn't a tougher competitor in the NBA than Joakim Noah, but even the reigning Defensive Player of the Year understands when to scale it down. And just 21 games into the season, it's the reason he'll miss Friday night's contest against the Portland Trail Blazers with a sprained right ankle. "If I could play I could play. But right now my ankle’s still bothering me, so I have to be smart," Noah said Friday after the team's shootaround. "It’s lingering. But it’s the life we chose and I’m doing all the rehab and getting all the information. Hope it won’t be too much longer." CSN Chicago

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LeBron James is searching for a way to protest the Eric Garner decision, and he could display it Monday night in Brooklyn in front of the Royal Couple. Already outspoken about the death of Garner and a grand jury‘s decision not to indict the responsible officers, James was asked Sunday about a t-shirt worn recently by Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. The message on Rose’s shirt, “I can’t breathe,” is a reference to Garner’s words as he was choked while being arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes. “It was spectacular,” James said about Rose’s shirt, which he wore in pre-game warmups Saturday night. “I loved it. I’m looking for one.” New York Daily News

December 7, 2014 Updates

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is no stranger to speaking out on social issues. He has weighed in on the recent controversial shootings, killing young African Americans in Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown (in Ferguson) and 12-year-old Tamir Rice (in Cleveland). On Sunday prior to practice he was asked about Rose's gesture. "It's spectacular," James said. "I loved it. I'm looking for one." When asked if he planned to wear the T-shirt before a game, James was coy, but hinted it could potentially happen. "It's possible," he said. "I'm looking for one. I think it was great." Cleveland Plain Dealer

There are Bernard and Albert King, Dominique and Gerald Wilkins and Gus and Ray Williams among several others of note, but, on this December day, allow us to go ahead and declare Pau and Marc Gasol the best brothers to ever grace the NBA. But while you may grant they’ve conquered the league, there’s another battle still to be decided. The Spaniards’ own. And even at age 34 and in his 14th NBA season, Pau Gasol is not ready to relinquish the Best in Family designation to the Memphis center. “Ah, no, no, no,” Pau said last week with a smile. “That’s an argument that people can bring up, but I’m playing pretty well myself and I’m happy with where I’m at. “But at some point, maybe he will . . . when I stop playing, maybe he will continue to play. Or I’ll decline more, or not. We’ll see.” Boston Herald

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