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Trade now official: Brook Lopez to Lakers, D’Angelo Russell to Nets  

The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired center Brook Lopez and forward Kyle Kuzma from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for center Timofey Mozgov and guard D'Angelo Russell, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. Lopez appeared in 75 games (all starts) for Brooklyn in 2016-17, averaging 20.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 [...]

2017-06-23 02:24:27

Anthony Randolph re-signs in Spain  

the latest on former NBA power forward Anthony Randolph, who continues to play pro bball in Spain: Real Madrid reached a new agreement with forward Anthony Randolph to keep working together next season, the club announced Thursday. Randolph (2.11 meters, 27 years old) averaged 10.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 34 Turkish Airlines [...]

2017-06-22 13:57:09

NBA Rumor: Spurs may trade LaMarcus Aldridge  

Will the Spurs trade LaMarcus Aldridge? He’s their second best player after Kawhi Leonard, but makes a lot of money and is on the wrong side of 30. Here’s the San Antonio Express News with the report: Multiple league sources have informed the Express-News the Spurs are exploring the trade market, hoping to find a deal to unload [...]

2017-06-22 13:51:43

Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves  

The Minnesota Timberwolves tonight acquired forward Jimmy Butler and the draft rights to center Justin Patton, the No. 16 selection in this year's draft from the Chicago Bulls, in exchange for guards Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn and the draft rights to forward Lauri Markkanen, the No. 7 selection in this year's draft. Butler, a 6-7 [...]

2017-06-22 07:13:10

Knicks listening to Kristaps Porzingis trade offers  

Phil Jackson confirmed Wednesday night that the team is listening to trade offers for star Kristaps Porzingis. Sources told ESPN on Tuesday that the Knicks had talks with each team positioned in the top five in the lottery, trying to acquire both a pick and a young player with star potential in exchange for Porzingis. Porzingis, [...]

2017-06-22 06:27:29

Report: Bulls will trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves  

After 14 months of relative inactivity, Tom Thibodeau made what may be the biggest splash in Timberwolves history on Thursday night. Minnesota acquired all-star forward Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 pick, which it used to select Creighton center Justin Patton, in Thursday night's draft in exchange for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 [...]

2017-06-22 05:30:55

Spurs, Cavs discussing a Danny Green deal  

The Spurs have been investigating the market for Green as they look to open salary-cap space ahead of the start of free agency. But the asking price has been a little too high in early talks with the Cavs, sources said. Green has two years and $20 million left on his contract. He averaged [...]

2017-06-22 03:43:17

Utah Jazz seek shooter  

Here’s the Deseret Morning News reporting on the Jazz, who continue to build upward as they try to make themselves a serious contender. The Utah Jazz aren’t dominating the NBA social media buzz a la the New York Knicks, but they are hard at work trying to improve their team as tonight’s draft approaches. Their target: shooting. The Jazz remain [...]

2017-06-22 03:01:44

Wizards land Tim Frazier in trade  

Here’s CSN MidAtlantic reporting on the Wizards, who yesterday traded for additional backcourt depth in the form of guard Tim Frazier: The type of move I’ve talked about the Wizards making in the offseason — and having to do so out of necessity — came to fruition less than 24 hours before the NBA Draft when they traded [...]

2017-06-22 01:55:35

Pelicans trade Tim Frazier to Wizards  

The New Orleans Pelicans have announced that the team has acquired the 52nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft from the Washington Wizards in exchange for point guard Tim Frazier. Frazier, 6-1, 170, was originally signed by New Orleans on March 16, 2016. In 81 career games with the Pelicans, Frazier averaged 8.3 points, 5.6 [...]

2017-06-21 17:41:10

Nick Young enters NBA free agency  

Lakers forward/guard Nick Young has elected not to exercise his option to extend his contract for the 2017-18 season, it was announced today. Young, therefore, has become an unrestricted free agent. Acquired as a free agent in 2013, Young appeared in 220 career games (71 starts) for the Lakers, averaging 13.1 points, 2.3 [...]

2017-06-21 17:18:13

NBA trade: Hawks send Dwight Howard to Hornets  

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has acquired center Dwight Howard and the 31st overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Marco Belinelli, Miles Plumlee and the 41st overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. "We are excited to add a player of Dwight's [...]

2017-06-21 05:07:40

Frank Ntilikina arrives in USA for draft  

Here’s the NY Post reporting on an intriguing international prospect who is expected to be selected in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft, which takes place Thursday night: French point guard Frank Ntilikina, after arriving at Liberty International Airport in Newark on Tuesday for Thursday's NBA draft, denied a report his preference is to be drafted [...]

2017-06-20 16:58:53

Timberwolves waive Nikola Pekovic  

The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived center Nikola Pekovic, who has been battling lingering injuries. His NBA career may be over. Pekovic appeared in 271 games for the Wolves, averaging 12.6 points, on 51.8 percent shooting, and 6.7 rebounds. He was drafted by Minnesota in the second round (31st overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft.

2017-06-20 12:52:51

Clippers hire Jerry West  

The L.A. Clippers yesterday (Monday, June 19) announced the hiring of Jerry West, who will serve as a consultant for the team. West brings many accolades to the Clippers, including being named a two-time NBA Executive of the Year (1995, 2004), and is an eight-time NBA Champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2015, 2017). "For [...]

2017-06-20 05:24:05

D-League officially renamed to G League  

Beginning today the NBA Development League (NBA D-League), the NBA's minor league, will officially become the NBA G League. Beginning with the 2017-18 season, the NBA G League will feature 26 teams, an expansion of four teams since last season, 22 of which are owned and operated by NBA franchises. For the first time this coming fall, [...]

2017-06-20 03:37:37

Celtics trade No. 1 pick in 2017 NBA draft to Sixers  

Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today that the team has acquired the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft from the Boston Celtics. In exchange, the team sends the third overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and a future first-round pick to Boston. The future first-round pick that Boston will receive [...]

2017-06-19 12:45:13

Cavaliers and GM David Griffin to part ways  

Here’s a statement from the Cavs: The Cleveland Cavaliers and its General Manager, David Griffin, have mutually decided not to extend David's current contract, which ends June 30, 2017. On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank Griff for his leadership and many contributions during his time here, including most recently, his role in [...]

2017-06-19 06:36:16

Pablo Prigioni now a head coach in Spain  

an update on former NBA guard Pablo Prigioni: Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz has turned to one of the great players in club history to guide the team as head coach with the hiring of Pablo Prigioni on Friday. The sides agreed to a two-year contract. Prigioni, 40, played briefly for Baskonia last season before announcing his [...]

2017-06-17 05:34:48

Celtics may trade top NBA Draft pick to Sixers  

Multliple reports say that the Celtics may trade the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft to the Sixers, who have the No.3 pick. Here’s the Philadelphia Inquirer reporting: Saturday was Markelle Fultz Night for the 76ers. Hours before Fultz’s arrival at the team’s practice site in Camden, Joel Embiid tweeted out a selfie of himself and Dario [...]

2017-06-17 05:24:20

Monta Ellis, Reggie Bullock suspended by NBA  

The NBA announced today that Monta Ellis of the Indiana Pacers and Reggie Bullock of the Detroit Pistons have each been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Their suspensions will begin with the next NBA regular season game that they are eligible and physically able to play.

2017-06-16 11:54:03

Nets hire Travon Bryant as assistant player development coach  

The Brooklyn Nets have named Travon Bryant as an assistant player development coach on Head Coach Kenny Atkinson's staff. Bryant joins the Nets after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the NBA Development League's Oklahoma City Blue. The Long Beach, Calif., native played collegiately at the University of Missouri (2000-04) before embarking [...]

2017-06-15 13:52:48

Clippers and City of Inglewood exploring new arena possibility  

The L.A. Clippers and the City of Inglewood announced today that they have entered into a three-year Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) that will allow the Clippers to explore building a new state-of-the-art basketball arena, training facilities and team offices in Inglewood, Calif. Under the ENA, which was unanimously approved Thursday morning by the Inglewood City [...]

2017-06-15 08:14:08

Sixers exercise Robert Covington contract option  

The Philadelphia 76ers today exercised the contract option on forward Robert Covington for the 2017-18 season. In 204 games (165 starts) over the course of three seasons with the Sixers, Covington holds averages of 13 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals per game while shooting 35 percent from three-point range and 81 percent [...]

2017-06-14 19:20:07

For now, Stephen Curry not interested in a White House visit  

Typically, American teams that win championships in American major team sports get invited to the White House. Why? It’s tradition. And it’s fun. So, it happens. (Is there more to it?) But right now, the current political climate in the United States (and the world, really) is… shall we say… complicated. It’s not yet known if the [...]

2017-06-14 18:47:32

Inglewood will vote on a new arena for Clippers  

The Staples Center is home to both the Lakers and Clippers, but the latter squad would reportedly enjoy a home of their own. According to the LA Times, “Inglewood’s City Council will vote Thursday on an exclusive negotiating agreement with a Clippers-controlled company to use city-owned land to build an arena for the team, according to a [...]

2017-06-14 12:24:24

Warriors win 2017 NBA championship  

As yellow confetti fell from the rafters and TV cameras swarmed Monday night, Kevin Durant grabbed the charcoal cap emblazoned with the Larry O'Brien trophy before embracing Stephen Curry. In that moment, as a capacity crowd belted along to "We Are the Champions," the Warriors had finally vindicated the 3-1 Finals lead they squandered last [...]

2017-06-13 04:57:17

James Dolan he is hands-off on Knicks decisions  

If you hire Phil Jackson and pay him a massive amount of money to run your basketball team, you might as well let him do his job, right? According to New York Newsday, “Knicks owner James Dolan gave his usual answer when he was asked about his basketball team during an appearance on "Good Day New York" [...]

2017-06-12 12:29:51

Steve Kerr wants more edge from Warriors tonight  

Many different words can be used to describe “edge.” As in, playing with more edge. Nerves. A sense of urgency. Pick whatever word or phrase you like — you get the idea. But you aren’t Warriors coach Steve Kerr. He’s got a better sense of all of this. And here’s what he said on the [...]

2017-06-12 11:54:04

Draymond Green makes fun comments about Cleveland fans  

Warriors forward Draymond Green is a great quote. He’s got big personality and unleashes lots of fun stuff when speaking to the media. And he didn’t hold back when discussing his thoughts on fans in Cleveland. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “asked Sunday whether he regretted saying after Game 4 that Clevelanders "don't seem to be [...]

2017-06-12 07:38:41

Darius Miles has bankruptcy sale  

Former NBA player Darius Miles made a ton of money in his career — tens of millions of dollars. Now he’s reportedly selling things like waffle irons to round up enough cash to make ends meet and pay off debts. Blowing over $60 million (before taxes, fees, expenses, etc — but still) sounds tough. But Miles made [...]

2017-06-12 04:33:30

LeBron James will not play 3-on-3 basketball in Olympics  

The 2020 Olympics in Japan will include 3-on-3 basketball as an event, but unless LeBron James has a big change of heart, don’t expect him to participate. “I’m not very good in a three-on-three thing, I’m more of a five-on-five guy,” said James to the media, according to “I stay out of the one-on-one matchups during [...]

2017-06-11 12:04:44

2017 NBA Draft is critical for Sixers  

Before you say anything: Yes, the draft is of huge importance each year to every team with both a horrible record and a high pick. But with the Sixers, it’s different. They’ve invested years into a very long rebuilding process. And if they can land a difference-maker this year — or at least another big-time [...]

2017-06-10 05:49:32

Championship or bust, says Richard Jefferson  

The Cavs are in big trouble, down 3-0 in the NBA Finals against a superior-looking Warriors team. Cavs veteran Richard Jefferson says reaching the Finals is no prize if it doesn’t include the acquisition of a championship ring at the end. “I still do not feel like we’ve reached our potential,” Jefferson said Friday, after [...]

2017-06-09 05:43:58

Warriors take 3-0 NBA Finals lead  

The Cavaliers did everything right in Game 3 except what they needed to do most — close it out. The Cavaliers on June 7 followed the blueprint drawn up by coach Tyronn Lue for Game 3 like a team of construction engineers erecting a futuristic skyscraper, and still lost, 118-113, and now are one loss away [...]

2017-06-08 02:54:44

Yes, Lonzo Ball still hopes to play for Lakers  

Many NBA Draft prospects intentionally avoid mentioning a favorite team, or who they hope to play for. Not Lonzo Ball. He hopes to be a Laker, and has no problem stating that to the world. Here’s with more: After an individual workout in front of Lakers brass — which included Magic Johnson, the player he patterned his [...]

2017-06-07 11:49:39

NBA Finals: Better for basketball if the Cavs win Game 3  

Tonight in Cleveland, the Cavaliers face the Warriors in NBA Finals Game 3. Down 2-0 in the series, the Cavs have clearly been the best team in the Eastern Conference, but the Warriors have been on another level all regular season and all playoffs long. Now, we don’t actually root for one team over another. But [...]

2017-06-07 11:23:31

No, Ben Simmons is not a point guard, says Larry Brown  

Here’s CSN Philly reporting on the Sixers, whose best young talent is center Joel Embiid and injured guard Ben Simmons, who like Embiid missed his rookie season but is expected to be active this year. Simmons is the height of a big forward, yet has crazy ball-handling and passing skills. So should he be used as a [...]

2017-06-05 19:46:23

Warriors beat Cavs in NBA Finals Game 1  

The Warriors beat the Cavs 113-91 Thursday in Oakland to take a 1-0 NBA Finals lead. Some quotes from the web are below: To kick off a matchup that has been anticipated since the Cavaliers escaped Oracle Arena with the Larry O'Brien trophy 347 days earlier, Golden State sent a statement: It is much improved from [...]

2017-06-02 06:36:15

Warriors fan wins national spelling bee  

There was all sorts of winning going on in the Warriors fan world yesterday. Here’s the Bay Area News Group reporting on the competition that surely has you on the edge of your seat each year: The National Spelling Bee. Ananya Vinay couldn't watch the Warriors start the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers, but she had her own [...]

2017-06-02 06:19:21

Charles Oakley rejects plea deal  

Here’s the NY Post with the latest on the Charles Oakley legal saga stemming from the incident in Madison Square Garden: Ex-Knick Charles Oakley refused a plea deal Friday for allegedly assaulting two Madison Square Garden security guards during a televised scuffle at a basketball game in February. Assistant District Attorney Ryan Lipes offered Oakley an adjournment in contemplation [...]

2017-06-02 02:22:41

Steve Kerr not ready to return to coaching yet  

The Warriors are doing just fine — okay, way better than fine — so far in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. They’re 12-0 and will play the Cavaliers on Thursday in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. But they remain without head coach Steve Kerr. Here’s the San Jose Mercury News with the latest update: Steve Kerr made a [...]

2017-05-29 20:18:49

Good year for Bradley Beal under new deal  

Here’s CSN Mid Atlantic reporting on Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, who became a very well-paid player one year ago and lived up to most expectations this past season: Beal signed his new deal, a five-year contract worth $128 million, last July. It was a max contract for a guy who had never made an All-Star team and [...]

2017-05-28 03:11:32

No surgery for David Lee  

David Lee, who averaged 7.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game for the Spurs this past regular season, and 4.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game in the playoffs, will be able to recover from his latest injury without the need for surgery, reports the San Antonio Express News: Spurs forward [...]

2017-05-27 21:39:25

Matt Barnes thinks he has a few more NBA seasons left to play  

The Warriors will face the Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals. Warriors reserve Matt Barnes is still a hard-nosed competitor, but up there in age. Is retirement on the horizon? Not just yet. Here’s the San Francisco Chronicle reporting: At age 37, Warriors forward Matt Barnes is a case study in persistence. The former second-round pick from UCLA [...]

2017-05-27 19:43:01

Isaiah Thomas hopes to avoid surgery  

Playing without injured star point guard Isaiah Thomas, the Celtics were recently eliminated in five games by the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Thomas, in recovery, must still figure out if surgery is a necessary option for him. Long-term health is in mind. Here’s the Boston Herald with the latest: The goal now is to return to [...]

2017-05-27 03:23:32

Lakers hire Gunnar Peterson  

The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Gunnar Peterson as Director of Strength and Endurance Training. Peterson will design and implement a strength and conditioning program for the team with the goal of keeping the players performing at elite levels throughout the NBA season. "From his time in college at Duke University until now, Gunnar has pursued excellence [...]

2017-05-24 18:35:36

Heat, Chris Bosh may soon part ways  

Chris Bosh is still technically a member of the Miami Heat, but the future between the two sides is clearly one of separation. Here’s with the latest: The Miami Heat, Chris Bosh and the players’ association have tentatively agreed to a resolution that would allow all parties to move on, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Bosh, 33, hasn’t [...]

2017-05-24 04:47:25

Kelly Olynyk will start Game 4  

Celtics-Cavaliers Game 4 is tonight in Cleveland. Boston’s starting lineup is undergoing a change. Here’s the Akron Beacon Journal reporting: Celtics coach Brad Stevens said center/forward Kelly Olynyk will start Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday night against the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Center Amir Johnson is not likely to play, Stevens said, due to a [...]

2017-05-23 21:07:53

Josh McRoberts elects to return to Heat  

Here’s the Palm Beach Post with a report on forward Josh McRoberts and his Heat contract decision: Josh McRoberts is back on the Heat's books. McRoberts has exercised his opt-in to return to the Heat for $6 million next season, agent Mike Conley told the Palm Beach Post on Tuesday. It's the final season of the four-year, $22 million [...]

2017-05-23 11:05:04

BIG3 adds injury reserve players  

Today, BIG3 announced that eight new players will join the league as reserve players. Following the Player Draft and Combine in Las Vegas, league captains and coaches reviewed the eligible Draft Pool to make their selection and complement their rosters. Each team selected one additional player to serve as a reserve player who will be [...]

2017-05-23 03:57:24

Orlando Magic hire John Hammond as general manager  

The Orlando Magic have named John Hammond general manager, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Hammond brings more than 35 years of coaching and administrative experience to Orlando, including the last nine seasons (2008-17) as general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks. During Hammond's 26 years in the NBA, his teams have made 15 postseason [...]

2017-05-23 02:08:27

On the Wizards and fatigue  

It’s completely logical to assume that most NBA players are a bit worn out by the end of the regular season. But if minutes are managed to keep certain guys well-rested for the playoffs? It’s a different story in the postseason, where — unless you’re the Cavs or Warriors — the luxury of rest disappears. [...]

2017-05-22 12:55:07

Knicks reportedly keeping assistant coach Dave Bliss  

Here’s the NY Post with the latest on the Knicks, who are reportedly saying goodbye to one assistant coach but keeping another: The Knicks got rid of one player development coach and Kristaps Porzingis confidant in Josh Longstaff, but they're keeping another. Dave Bliss will be retained by the team, according to a league source. The pair had been [...]

2017-05-22 03:39:57

Kawhi Leonard out for Game 3  

Here’s CSN Bay Area reporting that the Spurs will continue to be without star small forward Kawhi Leonard. The league MVP candidate will miss tonight’s Game 3. The Warriors are up 2-0 and have been absolutely dominant in these Western Conference Finals and the entire 2017 NBA Playoffs so far. Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will not face the [...]

2017-05-21 02:32:57

Isaiah Thomas injured, out for remainder of NBA playoffs  

The road to the NBA finals has already looked incredibly easy for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it just got even easier. The Boston Celtics today announced that Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of this year's postseason following re-aggravation of a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against [...]

2017-05-21 01:53:58

Chris Murphy named D-League Executive of Year  

Santa Cruz Warriors President Chris Murphy has been named the 2017 NBA Development League Team Executive of the Year. NBA D-League President Malcolm Turner made the announcement today at the league's Sales & Marketing Meetings in Indianapolis. The NBA Development League Team Executive of the Year is determined by peer voting and teams are not [...]

2017-05-17 17:01:48

Kawhi Leonard out for Spurs Game 2 vs Warriors  

Here’s the San Francisco Chronicle with a very important update on tonight’s NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 between the Spurs and Warriors: Jonathon Simmons will start for the Spurs in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night, replacing injured Kawhi Leonard in the lineup for San Antonio. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich made the announcement [...]

2017-05-16 16:11:43

New Detroit Pistons logo revealed  

The Detroit Pistons unveiled a newly updated primary logo today which the team says brings together the past and future of one of the National Basketball Association's longest tenured franchises. The new look will be officially unveiled on the Detroit Pistons podium at tonight's NBA Draft Lottery. The Pistons' new primary logo debuts as a new chapter [...]

2017-05-16 07:34:28

Kevin Durant to debut new Oakland bball courts  

Here’s the San Francisco Chronicle reporting on Kevin Durant, who is doing some cool stuff off the court in-between winning playoff games with the Warriors: Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is taking a break from the Western Conference finals to unveil newly refurbished basketball courts for the city of Oakland on Wednesday. Four courts at Lincoln Square Park [...]

2017-05-16 02:06:21

Skal Labissiere will host basketball camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti  

Sacramento Kings rookie Skal Labissière announced today that his first Camp S.K.A.L. basketball clinic will tip off this summer in his native Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Representing skills, knowledge and life, Labissière's Camp S.K.A.L. will host 50 of the top high school basketball players and coaches in Port-au-Prince July 19-21. "This will be my first time back home in [...]

2017-05-11 12:43:04

Allen Crabbe undergoes foot surgery  

Portland Trail Blazers guard Allen Crabbe underwent successful surgery to repair a stress reaction of the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. Crabbe is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in September. The surgery was performed by Dr. Martin O'Malley at [...]

2017-05-11 07:38:17

Tyler Ulis undergoes ankle surgery  

Phoenix Suns guard Tyler Ulis today underwent a minor surgical procedure on his right ankle. The surgery was performed by Dr. Martin O'Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Ulis is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately 12 weeks. Ulis averaged 7.3 points and 3.7 assists in 61 games [...]

2017-05-10 05:40:43

Casey Hill moves on from Warriors D-League squad  

Here’s the San Francisco Chronicle reporting some Warriors-related D-League news: Casey Hill, the head coach of the Warriors' Development League affiliate in Santa Cruz the past four years, has parted ways with Golden State to pursue other opportunities. "It's completely amicable," Hill told The Chronicle in a phone interview. "With the way Coach (Steve) Kerr has his staff structured, [...]

2017-05-10 02:20:26

Warriors sweep Jazz, advance in NBA Playoffs  

As pretty much everybody predicted, the Warriors have eliminated the Jazz. As most predicted, it happened in the form of a 4-0 sweep. The Warriors now advance to the Western Conference Finals, where they’ll play the winner of the Spurs vs Rockets series. Here’s the Bay Area News Group reporting: Now they await the winner of the Rockets [...]

2017-05-09 06:05:33

Patty Mills to start Game 5 for Spurs  

Here’s the Houston Chronicle reporting on the Rockets’ current playoff opponent, the Spurs, who are without starting point guard Tony Parker for the remainder of the postseason: Guard Patty Mills will move into the Spurs’ starting lineup for Game 5 against the Rockets on Tuesday, replacing Dejounte Murray who had started the two games since Tony Parker’s season-ending [...]

2017-05-09 03:30:07

Steve Kerr undergoes spinal procedure  

Steve Kerr is on break from coaching the Warriors, because of serious issues with his spine that are hopefully in correction as we speak. Here’s the Bay Area News Group with the latest update: Joe Lacob revealed in an interview with Bloomberg Radio on Friday that Steve Kerr got a spinal leak procedure at Duke. The news spread [...]

2017-05-08 16:46:47

Dwight Howard was pulled over, had car towed after Hawks elimination  

Hawks center Dwight Howard obviously had an annoying evening the night his team was eliminated from the 2017 NBA Playoffs, but what happened afterwards was even more of a struggle. Here’s the Atlanta Journal Constitution reporting: After the Washington Wizards ended the Atlanta Hawks' season on April 28 - beating them 115-99 in Game 6 of the playoffs [...]

2017-05-08 13:36:13

Allen Crabbe to undergo foot surgery  

Portland Trail Blazers guard Allen Crabbe will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a stress reaction of the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Martin O'Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. In 79 games (7 [...]

2017-05-08 06:40:32

Raptors swept by Cavs  

Most people predicted the Cavs would eliminate the Raptors in the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs. The only question is how quickly it was going to happen. With Toronto lacking the services of point guard Kyle Lowry for the last few games, it seemed likely to happen sooner than later. Today, the Cavs [...]

2017-05-07 14:43:47

Kelly Oubre suspended one game for slamming into Kelly Olynyk  

Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been suspended one game without pay for charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact with Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident, for which Oubre was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected, occurred with 9:12 remaining [...]

2017-05-06 13:16:35

Andre Drummond undergoes nose surgery  

Here’s the Detroit Free Press reporting on Pistons center Andre Drummond, who recently had a nose-related problem fixed: Andre Drummond has played well enough though five seasons to become one of the NBA's top rebounders, earn a spot in an All-Star Game and garner a maximum contract from the Detroit Pistons. And he did it while breathing through a [...]

2017-05-06 02:43:19

Isaiah Thomas sustained multiple injuries to teeth  

The Celtics have clarified the gory details about what’s going on with guard Isaiah Thomas and the injuries to his teeth: As a result of a collision that occurred in Game 1 of the Boston Celtics' Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Washington Wizards, Isaiah Thomas sustained multiple front teeth injuries including a complete fractured tooth [...]

2017-05-05 01:15:10

Suns hire Kevin Ray as TV play-by-play announcer  

The Phoenix Suns have hired local veteran broadcaster Kevin Ray to serve as the television play-by-play announcer for Suns broadcasts on FOX Sports Arizona starting with the 2017-18 season. Ray has been part of Suns telecasts for the past 15 years, serving as the team's sideline reporter the last five seasons, and prior to that [...]

2017-05-04 20:22:05

Tony Parker injured, out for playoffs  

Spurs guard Tony Parker, who has been the team’s second leading scorer through eight games so far during the 2017 NBA Playoffs, underwent an MRI examination this morning in San Antonio. The exam revealed bad news: Parker has suffered a ruptured left quadriceps tendon. The injury occurred at the 8:52 mark of the fourth quarter of [...]

2017-05-04 08:33:43

Luol Deng undergoes pectoral muscle surgery  

Lakers forward Luol Deng underwent successful surgery this morning to repair his right pectoral muscle. The Lakers say Deng is expected to make a full recovery by the start of 2017-18 training camp. The Lakers were just 26-56 this season, which was the third worst record in the league. Deng was signed for big money, making $18 [...]

2017-05-03 06:06:41

Timberwolves buy D-League team Iowa Energy  

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the NBA Development League today announced the final sale of majority ownership in the Iowa Energy to Glen Taylor. More information regarding management of the team and an introduction to team ownership will be forthcoming at a future announcement in Des Moines. The Timberwolves are now one of 25 NBA teams to own [...]

2017-05-03 03:41:05

Charles Oakley still mad at James Dolan  

In case you were wondering if Charles Oakley is still mad at Knicks owner James Dolan, this will shock you but the answer is: yes, still mad. Here’s NY Newsday reporting the latest: Charles Oakley made it clear Tuesday that he is not ready to let bygones be bygones with Knicks owner James Dolan, three months after he [...]

2017-05-02 20:11:19

New Utah Jazz NBA playoff shirts  

After white-out conditions for the 2017 NBA Playoffs First Round at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Utah Jazz fans will be dressed in the team colors of navy, gold and green for the Western Conference Semifinals. The first two home games are set for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 and 7 p.m. on Monday, May [...]

2017-05-02 14:06:39

Raptors face tough battle vs Cavs  

Here’s the National Post reporting on the Raptors, down 0-1 in their series, and their quest to contain the Cavs, which mostly means trying to somehow contain LeBron James: When the Raptors added Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker at the trade deadline, it gave them extra bodies to throw at LeBron. Between the new guys and DeMarre Carroll, [...]

2017-05-02 01:12:55

Matt Barnes ready to return for Warriors  

As if the Warriors needed more help, according to the San Francisco Chronicle they expect to have Matt Barnes back in action for tomorrow’s Game 1 against the Jazz: Though head coach Steve Kerr still has no timetable for his return, the Warriors can find some comfort knowing that their roster is almost completely healthy. Forward Matt Barnes, who [...]

2017-05-01 16:14:04

Larry Bird steps down as Pacers President of Basketball Operations  

The Indiana Pacers announced Monday that Larry Bird is stepping down as President of Basketball Operations with current Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Kevin Pritchard assuming Bird's position. Bird will remain with the team in an advisory role. "I felt [...]

2017-05-01 14:50:24

Raptors introduce Wayne Embry Fellowship  

The Raptors are introducing the Wayne Embry Fellowship, which will give one Canadian applicant each year the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a professional basketball operations environment. The team will begin accepting applications for the inaugural Wayne Embry Fellowship which will take place from July, 2017 until July, 2018 and will provide a paid position [...]

2017-04-28 20:29:51

Ryan Anderson excited to reach 2nd round  

Here’s the Houston Chronicle with some insight on Rockets forward Ryan Anderson, who isn’t used to reaching the second round of the playoffs and is obviously excited about it: Rockets forward Ryan Anderson found himself in the second round for just the second time in his career, having advanced past the first round in his first playoff experience, [...]

2017-04-28 12:01:35

Raptors eliminate Bucks from NBA Playoffs  

Thursday night in Milwaukee, the Raptors beat the Bucks 92-89 to win Game 6 and the first round playoff series. Toronto will now play the Cavs, with Game 1 scheduled for Monday in Cleveland. Here’s the Toronto Sun reporting on tonight’s series-clinching victory: The real test came in the second half when the Raptors had built the lead [...]

2017-04-28 04:34:58

Jamal Murray undergoes surgery  

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray has undergone successful surgery to repair core muscle-related injuries, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. The surgery was performed by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia. Murray averaged 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists while being the only Nuggets player to [...]

2017-04-28 01:48:37

Under Armour Stephen Curry basketball shoe not selling well  

Here’s the San Francisco Chronicle reporting on Under Armor’s Stephen Curry basketball, which apparently isn’t selling well. Stephen Curry's signature basketball shoe has been the target of plenty mockery. Thursday morning, on the company's earnings call, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank admitted that he wasn't pleased with the reception to the Curry 3. "As we launched the Curry 3 [...]

2017-04-27 09:27:04

Nuggets guard Jamal Murray to have surgery  

Here’s the Denver Post with an update on a young Nuggets guard: Nuggets guard Jamal Murray will have surgery Thursday to address a "couple of injuries," general manager Tim Connelly said during a radio appearance on Altitude 950 AM on Wednesday afternoon. Murray, who averaged 9.9 points during his rookie season, played part of the season with a sports [...]

2017-04-26 09:47:44

George Hill clutch from FT line for Jazz  

Here’s the Desert News reporting on the Jazz and their first round playoff series vs the Clippers: Despite being an 80 percent free-throw shooter during the regular season, George Hill came into Tuesday night's playoff game in Los Angeles as the fifth-best foul shooter for the Jazz during the playoffs. So perhaps he was a good choice for [...]

2017-04-26 08:32:36

Vander Blue wins D-League MVP award  

Los Angeles D-Fenders guard Vander Blue has been named the 2016-17 NBA Development League Most Valuable Player in a vote by the league's 22 head coaches, it was announced today. Blue (6-4, 200) played in 47 games (46 starts) for the D-Fenders this season, averaging 24.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game [...]

2017-04-24 17:50:59

Blake Griffin injury update  

The L.A. Clippers announced that forward Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the 2017 NBA Playoffs with an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe suffered during the Clippers' 111-106 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round Playoff series. Griffin will be re-evaluated upon the [...]

2017-04-22 22:15:19

Blake Griffin out for remainder of NBA playoffs  

Yet another Blake Griffin injury, at the worst possible time. The Clippers will be without their star power forward for the remainder of the playoffs. Here’s the LA Times reporting: This season will finish similar to the last, with a sidelined Blake Griffin on the bench in street clothes. Only this isn't the same old story for the Clippers. The [...]

2017-04-22 19:15:43

No Steve Kerr or Kevin Durant tonight for Warriors  

Here’s the Bay Area News Group reporting on the Warriors, who will be missing some key pieces tonight but still have everybody they should need to look like their usual selves: The Warriors will be without their coach and star small forward for Game 3 in Portland on Saturday night, plus a pair of other rotation pieces. Steve Kerr [...]

2017-04-22 19:09:08

Jusuf Nurkic returns from injury for Blazers  

Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, who was part of the big Trail Blazers turnaround that took place when he arrived from the team in trade from the Nuggets, has a fracture in his leg but is returning much earlier than anticipated and will be playing hurt against the Warriors. Here’s CSNNW reporting: From doubtful to starting! The Bosnian Beast [...]

2017-04-22 15:55:33

Kings hire Scott Perry as Executive VP of Basketball Operations  

The Sacramento Kings today hired Scott Perry as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, according to General Manager Vlade Divac. Perry will report directly to Divac and assist in all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the Kings front office, including roster management and development, player personnel matters, scouting strategy and free agency negotiations. "I’m thrilled that [...]

2017-04-21 11:17:56

Rajon Rondo injured: broken thumb  

Just when things were looking up for the Chicago Bulls, surprisingly up 2-0 in their postseason series against the No. 1 East seed Boston Celtics, guard Rajon Rondo has been lost to injury. Rondo injured his right hand in Game 2 at Boston on Tuesday night, and underwent a subsequent exam and x-rays that confirmed a [...]

2017-04-21 01:12:47

Devondrick Walker wins D-League Most Improved Player award  

Delaware 87ers guard Devondrick Walker has been named the 2017 NBA Development League Most Improved Player, as voted on by the league's 22 head coaches. The award honors the player who demonstrated the most significant improvement during the 2016-17 NBA D-League season. In his third season in the NBA D-League and his first with [...]

2017-04-20 05:17:46

Kings hire Luke Bornn as VP of Strategy and Analytics  

The Sacramento Kings today announced the hiring of Luke Bornn as Vice President of Strategy and Analytics. Bornn joins the Kings organization after most recently serving as Head of Analytics for A.S. Roma of the Italian Serie A Football League, where he worked closely with managers, coaches and sports scientists to measure and evaluate athletes and [...]

2017-04-20 01:47:52

Report: Carmelo Anthony and wife La La are breaking up  

Here’s the New York Daily News reporting on Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, whose marriage to entertainment personality La La is reportedly coming to an end: Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is about to lose the only ring he's ever had in New York. The Knicks forward and his wife of seven years, La La Anthony, are calling it [...]

2017-04-18 03:38:01

Justise Winslow shooting ability still a work in progress  

Justise Winslow is an intriguing young player for the Heat, but he still has a long way to go to prove himself as a starter-level player who can be counted on in a big-time situations. Here’s the Miami Herald with more: Two NBA scouts insisted over the past several months that even though he's a terrific [...]

2017-04-18 01:49:46

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