Morning Shootaround — Nov. 28

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VIDEO:The Daily Zap for games played Nov. 27

NEWS OF THE MORNING

Report: Cavs looking to deal Waiters | Knicks have lengthy postgame talk | ‘Cupgate’ in Brooklyn

No. 1:Report: Cavs shopping Waiters — By just about every statistical measure, Cavs guard Dion Waiters is having a bit of a sophomore slump. His shooting percentage has fallen from 41.2 percent as a rookie to 39.9 percent, and his points per game (13.8) and assists per game (2.3) are down, too. Part of the reason for his drop in numbers might be due to the relationship — or lack thereof — that he has with his teammates. According to ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard, the Cavs are shopping Waiters, who has had some clashes with his teammates this season:

Three teams the Cavaliers are known to have spoken with are the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers…

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Biyombo Experiment Takes A Bad Turn

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The Bismack Biyombo Project, good theater anyway, just got more interesting. Or more tenuous. Or more telling about new coach Steve Clifford.

It certainly just got better for Jeff Adrien, the relative unknown taking the minutes at backup center in another positive development for the Bobcats in a 7-8 start, except that it’s also a hit for the Bobcats: Biyombo, once projected in Charlotte to be part of the foundation of the future, is now officially regressing, out of the rotation for the first time in the two-plus seasons since the risk pick at No. 7 in the 2011 draft.

In the five games before starter Al Jefferson returned from a bruised right ankle, as Rick Bonnellnoted in the Charlotte Observer, Adrien was a plus-24, Biyombo was a minus-38, and Clifford was convinced. The rookie coach made his move once Jefferson was back in the lineup last…

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Air Check: Have A Seat

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HANG TIME NEW JERSEY — For NBA fans, there’s nothing better than League Pass. Having the ability to watch every game every night (and then again the next day) is heaven.

Of course, with local broadcasts, you get local broadcasters, which can be good and bad. It can be good, because these guys know their teams better than most national broadcasters. It can be bad, because these guys love their teams more than most national broadcasters. And they’re usually not afraid to show that love.

Air Check is where we highlight the best and worst of NBA broadcasts.

Please remain standing

When the Warriors visited the Lakers last Friday, ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy was excited to get the game started. In fact, he was so excited about watching the pace that the Lakers like to play at, he sat down to watch a little too early…

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Justin Bieber’s 8 Most Shocking Shirtless & Pantless Moments

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A lack of clothes for Justin doesn’t always signify a scandal, but there have been times where the Biebs has found himself in trouble AND without a shirt or a pair of pants. Here are several of those times that got just a little out of hand.

It’s always a sensation when Justin Bieber takes his shirt off or pulls his pants down, but there have also been actual Bieber-related scandals that involve the singer in his sexy stripped-down state. For example, only Justin could heat up an emergency trip to the hospital by posing in a bed shirtless afterwards.

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Rose’s Latest Knee Injury Reverberates Through Career, Team, League

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VIDEO: Recently returned from a long layoff from a torn ACL, Derrick Rose now faces a meniscus tear

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS Derrick Rose grimaced, the Chicago Bulls winced, the NBA as a whole sagged and the Eastern Conference postseason projections shifted considerably.

Too soon to think of Rose’s second serious knee injury in 19 months strictly in competitive basketball terms? Maybe for Rose, the Bulls and the fans who love them. Maybe for folks who don’t define sports as a zero-sum game in which one team wins and everyone else loses. Certainly for lovers of the game and the controlled chaos that Rose, at his best across his first four NBA seasons and at times through his return last month and this, brought to the court.

But one team’s loss is another team’s gain. And given the Groundhog Day elements of yet another knee issue – a…

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