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Ty Lue: ‘We’ve got to get rid’ of Personal Agendas

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The struggling Cleveland Cavaliers suffered their most lopsided defeat of the season Thursday night, a 34-point drubbing at the hands of the Toronto Raptors that led head coach Ty Lue to express concern over possible “agendas” within the team.

The Cavaliers fell 133-99 and have dropped six of eight dating to a Christmas Day defeat at defending champion Golden State. Thursday’s loss followed a 127-99 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday and marked the third straight game that Cleveland has allowed at least 127 points.

“We gotta be better,” Lue said. “Until we play better defensively and offensively, until we share the basketball. And if guys have agendas, we’ve got to get rid of those agendas and play the right way.”

The Cavs (26-15) fell into a 25-point hole in the second quarter, during which a fired-up LeBron James huddled his teammates together and went off on them after a defensive lapse. The huddle included an animated exchange with Lue.

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Report: Rockets to Part Ways with Carmelo Anthony

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Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey today issued a statement on forward Carmelo Anthony’s future with the team.

“After much internal discussion, the Rockets will be parting ways with Carmelo Anthony and we are working toward a resolution,” said Morey. “Carmelo had a tremendous approach during his time with the Rockets and accepted every role head coach Mike D’Antoni gave him. The fit we envisioned when Carmelo chose to sign with the Rockets has not materialized, therefore we thought it was best to move on as any other outcome would have been unfair to him.”

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Report: Steph Curry to be Re-Evaluated in 10 Days

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Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who has missed the team’s last three (3) games after suffering a mild to moderate strained left groin on November 8 vs. Milwaukee, continues to be monitored and evaluated by the team’s training and medical staff, as indicated initially last week. He will travel on the team’s upcoming three-game road trip to Texas—but will not play—and will be re-evaluated again in 10 days.

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Report: Caris LeVert Diagnosed with Dislocated Right Foot, Could Return this Season

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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert returned to New York with the team last night and was evaluated today by Nets’ Team Orthopedist Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Following the evaluation, LeVert was diagnosed with a subtalar dislocation of the right foot.

“Fortunately, tests performed this morning revealed that there are no fractures and only moderate ligament damage,” said Dr. O’Malley. “While the optics of this injury may have appeared to be more severe, surgery will not be required. Caris will begin a period of rehabilitation with the Nets’ performance staff, following which he is expected to return to full strength and resume all basketball activities without any limitations this season.”

Updates regarding LeVert’s rehabilitation will be issued as appropriate.

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