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Kings shut down first-round pick Harry Giles for entire 2017-18 season

Harry Giles, the former top prospect in high school, entered the NBA Draft with two torn ACLs but his potential was too hard to pass up...

NBA Draft watch: Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson give Villanova serious pro potential

NBA Draft watch: Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson give Villanova serious pro potential

NBA Draft watch: Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson give Villanova serious pro potential

How do the skills of Mikal Bridges and Jalen Brunson translate to the NBA? SN's Chris Stone has scouting reports on the Villanova stars.

NBA Draft watch: Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson give Villanova serious pro potential

NBA Draft watch: Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson give Villanova serious pro potential

NBA Draft watch: Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson give Villanova serious pro potential

How do the skills of Mikal Bridges and Jalen Brunson translate to the NBA? SN's Chris Stone has scouting reports on the Villanova stars.

Damian Lillard feels like 'fall guy' over All-Star snubs

Lillard is a two-time NBA All-Star, but has not made the roster since 2015.

Traina Thoughts: Gregg Popovich Has No Use For Lame NBA "Fights"

1. As you know, Gregg Popovich has opinions and he's never afraid to share them. Popovich usually draws attention these days for this thoughts on politics and the current state of our government. Last night, though, he took on the subject of NBA fights. To say the Spurs coach is not impressed by them would be an understatement. In his words, they are "the silliest, namby pambiest thing I've ever seen." Watch his funny assessment and imitation below.

2. FOX Sports play-by-play man Joe Buck and Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph are the guests on this week's "Off The Board" podcast. Buck discusses his broadcasting philosophy, mentioning point spreads on air, dealing with haters, why Twitter is bad for him and much more. Rudolph talks about Sunday's insane win against the Saints, what it would be like to play the Super Bowl in his own stadium and more. You can listen to the podcast below or on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher.

3. I have no idea why Stephen Curry would waste time responding to people on Twitter, but he did after this play last night.

4. Now this is a much better use of an athlete (Bills running back, LeSean McCoy) using their time to respond to a tweet.

5. Not an "Onion" story: Matt Barnes is boycotting McDonald's because Shareef O'Neal, Shaq's son, was left off the McDonald's All-American game.

6. "Good Morning Football's" Kyle Brandt gave the Eagles a pep talk for the ages on yesterday's show. The dude seems crazy enough to actually be a football coach.

7. Gronk is just making up phrases these days. I'm gonna guess he meant "bonkers," but who knows.

The best of the Internet, plus musings by SI.com writer, Jimmy Traina. Get the link to a new Traina's Thoughts each day by following on Twitter and liking on Facebook. Catch up on previous editions of Traina Thoughts. And check Jimmy Traina's weekly podcast, "Off The Board," on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher.

BONUS ITEM: Great news: Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler will call the action for "Monday Night Raw's" 25th anniversary show this week.

Dennis Rodman checks into rehab after DUI arrest

The agent for former NBA star Dennis Rodman says the Hall of Famer has checked into an alcohol rehabilitation center after a weekend DUI arrest.

Dennis Rodman checks into rehab after DUI arrest

The agent for former NBA star Dennis Rodman says the Hall of Famer has checked into an alcohol rehabilitation center after a weekend DUI arrest.

Pharrell and N.E.R.D to headline NBA All-Star halftime show

Kevin Hart, Pharrell Williams, N.E.R.D Headline 2018 NBA All-Star Game Entertainment

The NBA announced Thursday that Kevin Hart, Pharrell Williams and his band N.E.R.D will headline the 2018 All-Star game entertainment.

Fergie will sing the American national anthem and the Barenaked Ladies will perform the Canadian national anthem before the game.

Fergie is an eight-time Grammy winner. The Barenaked Ladies will tour this summer to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

Hart will perform prior to the game, giving an introduction of the All-Star teams. He's been a player, coach and four-time MVP of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

Williams, an 11-time Grammy winner, and N.E.R.D will perform a medley of hits at halftime.

The All-Star Game will be played Feb. 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, airing on TNT at 8 p.m. ET.

PBT Extra: Better communication needed between NBA players, referees

There is always going to be tension between players and refs, it's the nature of the roles.

Report: Rockets Upset Clippers Escaped Punishment for Locker Room Incident

Members of the Houston Rockets are upset and disappointed that Los Angeles Clippers players Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers were not punished for their roles in an incident following Monday's game, reports ESPN.com.

Rockets forwards Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green were suspended two games after they entered the Clippers' locker room following a 113–102 loss.

The league said the pair were suspended for engaging "in a hostile, verbal altercation with several Clippers players."

According to the report, the Rockets believe that Griffin intentionally made contact with Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni after the two starting arguing with each other.

Rivers did not play in the game and was seen several times trash talking the Rockets.

With less than two minutes remaining in the game, Rivers and Ariza started their verbal sparring which led to Ariza and Griffin's confrontation. Both Griffin and Ariza were assessed technical fouls and ejected from the game.

Several media reports contend that Ariza, along with Rockets guards Chris Paul and James Harden went to the Clippers locker room to confront Griffin and Rivers.

The league's investigation into the matter says that Paul and Harden were simply trying the calm Ariza down and defuse the situation.

The teams next matchup with each other is on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles.

Splash Brothers light up Warriors win

The three-pointing shooting of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson led the way for the Golden State Warriors as they downed the Chicago Bulls in the NBA.

Splash Brothers light up Warriors win

The three-pointing shooting of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson led the way for the Golden State Warriors as they downed the Chicago Bulls in the NBA.

Splash Brothers light up Warriors win

The three-pointing shooting of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson led the way for the Golden State Warriors as they downed the Chicago Bulls in the NBA.

Klay Thompson scored 38 points to spark defending NBA champion Golden State over Chicago 119-112, giving the Warriors a club record-matching 14th consecutive road victory, on January 17, 2018

Klay Thompson scored 38 points to spark defending NBA champion Golden State over Chicago 119-112, giving the Warriors a club record-matching 14th consecutive road victory, on January 17, 2018

Klay Thompson scored 38 points to spark defending NBA champion Golden State over Chicago 119-112, giving the Warriors a club record-matching 14th consecutive road victory, on January 17, 2018 (AFP Photo/Harry How)

Top 10: Jan. 17

Check out the Top 10 plays from Wednesday in the NBA.

Top 10: Jan. 17

Check out the Top 10 plays from Wednesday in the NBA.

Top 10: Jan. 17

Check out the Top 10 plays from Wednesday in the NBA.

Top 10: Jan. 17

Check out the Top 10 plays from Wednesday in the NBA.

Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine (L) pulls down a rebound in front of Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (C) and Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen of Finland (R) in the first half of their NBA game. EFE/Archivo

NBA star face plants in epic dunk fail

NBA star face plants in epic dunk fail

Rockets' Ariza, Green suspended

Houston Rockets duo Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green were handed bans in the NBA.

Bazemore game-winner nets Hawks rare consecutive victories

We recap Wednesday's top NBA action, including Kent Bazemore's last-second shot in the Hawks' 94-93 win over the Pelicans.

Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) scores past Chicago Bulls' Robin Lopez (42) and Jerian Grant during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago Bulls' Lauri Markkanen blocks the shot of Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago Bulls' Robin Lopez (42) goes up for a dunk on Golden State Warriors' Jordan Bell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Chicago. Bell injured himself on the play. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) shoots and draws a foul from Chicago Bulls' Denzel Valentine during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe loses the ball in front of Miami Heat's Goran Dragic during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Heat won 106-101. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Miami Heat's James Johnson drives past Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is fouled by Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Heat won 106-101. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Miami Heat's Josh Richardson go after a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Heat won 106-101. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo hangs on the rim after an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Heat won 106-101. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton knocks the ball from Miami Heat's Goran Dragic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Miami Heat's James Johnson tries to drive past Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Miami Heat's Goran Dragic and Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Milwaukee Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon drives in traffic during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Heat won 106-101. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Dunn Lands Hard On Head

Kris Dunn gets a steal and slam but lands face first into the hardwood. He would leave the game. Stay tuned to NBA.com for further updates on his condition.

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