The Boston Celtics (34-11) are hoping they will have leading scorer Kyrie Irving in the lineup on Thursday when they host the Philadelphia 76ers (20-20) as home favorites. The Celtics are coming off a 116-113 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans as 5.5-point home chalk on Tuesday despite Irving's team-high 27 points, and he missed practice Wednesday due to shoulder soreness.
It is pretty rare for one superstar to have his name pop up in trade rumors on a weekday in December, much less two in a 24-hour span. Yet, that is how it works these days in the NBA, as a league that saw Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving and Paul George all moved in the same offseason seems to routinely make marquee players trade bait. How feasible are the latest possibilities involving big names?
LaVar Ball is going to give the top amateur basketball players in the country an opportunity to get paid to play instead of going to college. Per ESPN's Darren Rovell, Ball is funding the Junior Basketball Association through the Big Baller Brand with players being paid anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 per month. Ball said he hopes to feature 80 players for 10 teams with games potentially being held at NBA arenas located in Los Angeles, Dallas, Brooklyn and Atlanta.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".