Kawhi Leonard successfully navigating Pop's 'green light'
<p>The outspoken Australian received backlash on social media after a Nov. 24 tweet about "Pizzagate," a hoax conspiracy theory that claimed to tie Hillary Clinton to a child-sex ring run out of a Washington, D.C. pizzeria, a story that began spreading across social media before the election.</p>
<p>Of the NBA's 450 players, only one is ranked in the top 10 in both scoring average (seventh) and field goal percentage (sixth): Kevin Wayne Durant.</p>
<p>Jimmy Butler is putting up career highs in many categories, but could use some help off the bench late in games. Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesFrom a minutes perspective, Butler is averaging 36.2 a night, which is eighth most in the league. But that's actually fewer than the 36.9 minutes he averaged in the 2015-16 season and the 38.7 minutes he averaged in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. Here's the difference: Butler is being asked to do more than ever. Without Derrick Rose on the floor, Butler is taking almost a shot and a half more per game this season (16.9) than he did a year ago (15.4). He has risen to the challenge: 26 points, 6.6 rebounds (both career highs) and 4.1 assists a game.</p>Cheap jerseys China,
<p>With that in mind, the Bulls are hopeful McDermott will return Thursday after missing the past 11 games because of a concussion. The hope within the organization is McDermott will be able to stretch the floor and boost the lack of 3-point production. The Bulls are also hoping to get Michael Carter-Williams back from a left wrist injury at some point, but Hoiberg admitted before Monday's loss that Carter-Williams was still "a ways away" from returning. Both Hoiberg and Bulls general manager Gar Forman are clinging to the belief that McDermott and Carter-Williams will stabilize what has been cheap nfl jerseys this team's weakest link up to this point.</p>
<p>LB: The problem was, I wasn't moving. I would walk back and forth a little bit. I wasn't standing there stationary, but I was sort of [going] from elbow to elbow. You're just talking 16-, 17-foot shots.</p>
<p>"No," Wade said after watching Butler play 43 minutes in a loss to the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. "He's doing a great job, man. He's shooting a high percentage from the field. He's shooting Wholesale Jerseysfree shipping,a [large] amount of free throws. He's our go-to guy. I think what we got to do a better job of is when he's not on the floor of figuring that out. But he's doing a great job. I got no problems with [his] higher volume at all."</p>