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2020-21 NBA fantasy basketball: 11 breakout candidates

Jaren Jackson Jr. is set up to have a big comeback season, and he could provide tons of value for your fantasy team. Last year, NBA fans and fantasy basketball GMs watched as young players performed well but finished just...

Everything you need to know about the new Trade Tickets

After a long wait, NBA Top Shot has finally unveiled their much-anticipated Trade Ticket system which gives collectors more flexibility for their Moments. The NFT platform, licensed by the NBA and the NBPA, continues to innovate and deliver on...

Raptors Could Trade Pascal Siakam To Wizards?

The Washington Wizards were one of the teams that many people were keeping their eyes on this offseason. They had the potential to change the landscape of the NBA with their star-studded backcourt of Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal. The...

NBA talent from Oak Hill Academy among biggest names in game

With the news that he is transferring to Oak Hill Academy, Buchtel's Chris Livingston becomes the latest in a long line of basketball superstars to transfer to the powerhouse school located in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.Oak Hill,  the private, Baptist-affiliated Christian secondary school has...

Grading the Portland Trail Blazers’ 2021 NBA offseason

The Portland Trail Blazers’ mission for the next few years is to make Damian Lillard stay. After all, the guard has been involved in all sorts of trade rumors after his team’s shortcomings of giving him the right players....

NBA Star Kevin Durant Teams Up With Weedmaps To Destigmatize Marijuana In Sports

The online marijuana marketplace Weedmaps is teaming up with NBA star Kevin Durant for a multi-year partnership that’s aimed at destigmatizing cannabis and showcasing the plant’s potential value for “athlete wellness and recovery.” Together with Thirty Five Ventures, a philanthropic...

Utah Jazz: Udoka Azubuike quietly working to prove his NBA worth

Udoka Azubuike is not an easy person to get to know. The second year Utah Jazz player, a Nigerian native who played four years at Kansas before being drafted 27th overall by the Jazz in 2020, is...

Magic Tip Off NBA Summer League with a Series of Firsts

ORLANDO -- The Orlando Magic’s opening session of NBA Summer League was all about a series of firsts. It was the first practice held by Jamahl Mosley as the head coach of an NBA team. It...

Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft

Cade Cunningham sure looked like the No. 1 overall draft pick all year at Oklahoma State with his fluid game, scoring ability and passing — all in a 6-foot-8 frame.So it was no surprise the Detroit Pistons would grab...

Olympic Basketball Preview: Field loaded with NBA talent

Olympic basketball is finally back. After a year-long delay due to COVID-19, the men’s tournament at the 2020 Tokyo Games gets underway on Saturday, July 24. The action tips off at 9 ET with a Group A matchup between Iran...

Mavericks’ coach Jason Kidd, GM Nico Harrison begin ‘new chapter’

Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd was hired last month after Rick Carlisle resigned. DALLAS (AP) — New Mavericks coach Jason Kidd and general manager Nico Harrison were introduced Thursday by their new boss, who called it “a new chapter” for...

Chris Paul is GQ’s Most Stylish NBA Player of 2021

Much like the real NBA playoffs, we witnessed chaos in action during the first round of GQ Sports' Most Stylish NBA Player bracket. Kelly Oubre knocked out James Harden! Serge Ibaka wrapped a giant scarf around his neck, went...

NBA Star Spencer Dinwiddie’s Crypto-Fueled Social Media App Raises $7.5 Million – Blockchain Bitcoin...

According to an announcement revealed on Thursday, Spencer Dinwiddie’s token application...

St. John’s Julian Champagnie focused on NBA draft dream for now

Queens sports fans will be on edge the next two weeks, and for once it won’t have anything to do with the Mets’ injured list. The fortunes of St. John’s upcoming season will be hanging in the balance, as star...

NBA playoffs 2021 – Without Kawhi Leonard, Paul George pledged to carry LA Clippers...

Every person who lived, worked or played in the NBA bubble in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, last summer was affected by the experience -- some rather profoundly. Between the isolation, the separation from friends and family, the inability to...

Jordan Schakel starts pre-draft NBA workouts with Warriors

Growing up in Southern California, Jordan Schakel was like pretty much every other kid who ever dribbled a basketball. He idolized Kobe Bryant.“But there came a certain point where I realized I couldn’t do what Kobe did,” Schakel said....

NBA Playoffs: 3 teams have banned fans for disrespectful behavior during playoff games

Three NBA teams indefinitely banned fans Thursday after incidents in which attendees exhibited unruly and outright disrespectful behavior toward players on Wednesday. "The return of more NBA fans to our arenas has brought great excitement and energy to the...

Nets’ X-factor against Celtics in 2021 NBA Playoffs

It’s go time for the Brooklyn Nets’ journey to an NBA championship. The team has been championship favorites throughout the season, and now it’s time to put their status to the test in the NBA playoffs against the Boston...

The captain: Miami’s Udonis Haslem now an 18-year player

Udonis Haslem’s first appearance of the 2020-21 season proved eventful … in only 3 minutes! MIAMI — Udonis Haslem finally played, and made an immediate impact for the Miami Heat. He scored twice, making both his shots. He took a charge. And then...

NBA awards: What honors might Jazz players, Quin Snyder receive?

As the NBA’s regular season winds down and the postseason nears, there’s another important season that is approaching: award season. As the league gears up to crown a 2020-21 champion, there are other honors to be bestowed on...

Anthony Davis returns to Lakers lineup vs. Mavs on minutes restriction

Anthony Davis is the Lakers’ top-scoring big man this season. LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Anthony Davis’ right leg became too painful to play on two months ago, the big man and the Los Angeles Lakers decided he wouldn’t return...

Alabama’s Jaden Shackelford to Test NBA Draft Waters

On Thursday evening, Alabama sophomore guard Jaden Shackelford announced his plans to enter the 2021 NBA draft without hiring an agent, maintaining his remaining years of college eligibility.  "First and foremost, I would like to give God the glory...

Longtime NBA scout explains how Lonzo Ball would fit with Knicks

On Friday night, Kristaps Porzingis will step on the MSG court as a visitor for the second time when the Mavericks face the Knicks.The Porzingis trade has been debated again and again over the past two-plus years. And the...

NBA trades: Hornets pick up Wanamaker from Warriors – Salisbury Post

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Hornets have acquired guard Brad Wanamaker from the Golden State Warriors, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday. ...

2 best trades the Wizards must make before 2021 NBA Trade Deadline

The NBA trade deadline continues to move ahead. While many teams are expecting to make trade offers, some are more desperate than others. The Washington Wizards are a team that will likely...

Horry Scale: Snell’s weakside winner rocks Raptors

Tony Snell rocked the Raptors with Thursday's buzzer-beating 3. A reminder on The Horry Scale: It breaks down a game-winning buzzer-beater (GWBB) in the categories of difficulty, game situation (was the team tied or behind at the time?), importance (playoff...

2021 NBA Three-Point Contest Picks and Odds

Steph Curry is the betting favorite to win the 2021 NBA All-Star Three-point Contest. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)Steph...

Donta Hall returning to NBA

For the second straight year, Donta Hall will move from the NBA G League to the NBA. The Toronto Raptors are signing the former Alabama center to a 10-day contract, the Athletic reported on Thursday night.Playing for the Ignite...

LeBron passes Wilt for 3rd all time in field goals made

LeBron James moved to No. 3 on the all-time FGM list with this bucket in the first quarter. LeBron James entered Thursday’s game against the Denver Nuggets needing just three baskets to pass Wilt Chamberlain (12,681) for third place...

The top five NBA rookies so far

Special to Yahoo SportsMidway through Week 6, we’ve reached almost the exact quarter mark of the 2020-21 NBA season. While the effects of COVID-19 have skewed things for some teams, we have a large enough sample from which to...

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan ‘pretty optimistic’ about NBA’s return to city

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has spoken with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and is "pretty optimistic" the city is moving toward landing an expansion franchise to replace the SuperSonics.Silver said in a news conference last month that the NBA was...

Clippers hit the road, with NBA protocols sure to follow

For as long as NBA road trips have existed, its markets have been ranked by the hundreds who regularly travel its 28-city circuit by any number of preferences, from nightlife and dining options to the distance between the airport...

NBA League Pass Game Watch Guide: 2020-21 Season First Half

2019 No. 1 and 2 overall picks Zion Williamson and Ja Morant have already established themselves as impact players. Amazing moments occur on a nightly basis across the NBA. From jaw-dropping dunks to no-look dimes and buzzer-beating game-winning shots, you...

How NBA Draft prospects are preparing for next step during unprecedented times

When COVID-19 shut down sports in March, it abruptly put an end to the college basketball season. It wiped out the bright lights of the NCAA Tournament...

Possible free agency destinations for Christian Wood | NBA.com India

After bouncing around the NBA and G League for a number of seasons, Christian Wood finally had his breakout campaign with the Detroit Pistons. Prior to landing in Detroit, Wood had made stops in Philadelphia, Charlottte, Milwaukee and New...

Barack Obama praises LeBron James, NBA players for carrying on Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali’s...

Barack Obama has liked what he’s seen from the NBA’s players and their activism in 2020.A clip of the former president’s conversation with LeBron James was released by HBO on Thursday, and the topic was activism in the sports...

Top 50 high schools with the most combined players in MLB, NBA and NFL

Due to the pandemic, sports fans were treated to meaningful professional football, basketball and baseball...

SI’s Jeremy Woo on the NBA Draft

We’re now just a few weeks out from the NBA Draft, and while the Knicks are slated to pick eighth, there are rumors...

How did Lakers GM Rob Pelinka finish seventh in NBA Executive of the Year...

Another NBA season has come and gone, and once again fans are surprised by some the end-of-season award winners. It feels like a rite of passage at this point. It's no great surprise to see Giannis Antetokounmpo take home MVP...

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James has nothing but respect for resilient Denver Nuggets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Up to this point, the crowning achievement of LeBron James' storied career was leading the Cleveland Cavaliers back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals.So it...

NBA playoffs – The reintroduction of Chris Paul altered the Thunder’s road map

FOR A MOMENT, there was a question if Chris Paul would ever play a game in an Oklahoma City Thunder uniform.He arrived last summer after two franchise-altering trades, one sending out All-Star Paul George for young prospects and long-term...

Protests, Pence RNC speech, NBA boycott, Jacob Blake

CLOSE SportsPulse: Following their boycott of Game 5, the Milwaukee Bucks stood united in front of the media and explained why, in the aftermath of the Jacob...

NBA considering permanent play-in, series-like schedule for 2021

C.J. McCollum #3 and Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers speaks to the media during the Western Conference Play-In game against the Memphis Grizzlies as part of the NBA Restart 2020 on August 15, 2020 at The...

What are next steps for eliminated teams leaving campus?

CLOSE SportsPulse: Ian Eagle has seen almost everything in sports, except for an entire league operating within a bubble. The NBA broadcaster fills us in on...

Why so many fouls in the NBA bubble? Theories abound – Orange County Register

Whistle while you work: If the NBA restart has a theme song so far, it would be the high-pitched sound of foul calls. For the season, teams have combined for a shade more than 41 fouls per game, according to...

Lakers vs. Clippers Live Updates: Anthony Davis Leads With 32 Points

The N.B.A. is finally back in action, with games featuring some of the stars fans have missed the most: LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers; Kawhi Leonard and Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers;...

With ‘randomness’ in NBA, Presti didn’t want to tear Thunder down

After the Russell Westbrook trade, new Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul was immediately the target of trade rumors — would he end the season with the Miami Heat? The New York Knicks? Somewhere else? In the trade of...

Mitchell and Jazz begin restart of NBA season July 30th against New Orleans

Mitchell and Jazz begin restart of NBA season July 30th against New Orleans by: Dana Greene Posted: Jul 16, 2020 / 07:34 PM MDT / Updated: Jul 16, 2020 / 07:35 PM MDT ORLANDO (ABC4 Sports) – Even though he is only...

DraftKings Sportsbook NBA Picks: Top 5 NBA Finals Matchup Bets, Predictions, Betting Odds

Below, we take a look at Western Conference 8th odds on DraftKings Sportsbook as the NBA prepares for its restart on July 30 in Orlando. Place your bets here at the DraftKings Sportsbook Basketball page. You can...

Why two-way players could make a big impact in NBA playoffs

Ever since the NBA created the two-way contract three years ago, life for players on such deals often revolved around shuttling back and forth between the G League and NBA and watching the calendar — they could stay with...

Phoenix Suns forward Frank Kaminsky optimistic NBA season will resume

CLOSE Phoenix Suns reserve big Frank Kaminsky participates in voluntary workouts at Arizona Veteran Memorial Coliseum. Arizona RepublicFrank Kaminsky III finished...

Is Wilt Chamberlain too low on this ranking of top NBA players of all...

We all have those individuals who inspired us as kids. Maybe it was a teacher who took the extra time to make sure you knew that they cared. Maybe it was...

Ex-ABA commissioner, NBA executive Mike Storen dies at 84

May 7 (UPI) -- Former American Basketball Association commissioner and NBA executive Mike Storen died Thursday after a lengthy battle with a rare form of cancer. He was 84. Storen was the father of ESPN SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm, who...

Siena’s Camper tries to use feedback regarding NBA draft

Siena guard/forward Manny Camper isn’t getting drafted. At least that’s what the NBA undergraduate advisory committee projected in the evaluation they gave him last week. ...

Vote on the best NBA team to never win a championship

The fourth round voting is now live. Click here to vote on the two semifinal matchups. Last week, we at SB Nation began our quest to uncover the best NBA team to never win a title. We laid...

CryptoKitties Devs Secure Patent for NBA Digital Tokens

Dapper Labs, the company behind the blockchain-based game CryptoKitties, has obtained a patent in Brazil enabling them to create collectible digital tokens in partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA). According to the March 24 edition of the Intellectual...

Sixers’ Matisse Thybulle, NBA players showcase at-home basketball drills

With the NBA season suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, there's a strong possibility that the playoffs will begin immediately if play resumes. That would be good news for the...

Ben Simmons lists his top five defenders in the NBA (including Jimmy Butler)

With the NBA season not expected to resume until mid-June, if at all, the status of the annual draft is up in the air. Front office executives were hoping to use...

Isaiah Thomas desperately wants to play basketball again

Veteran point guard Isaiah Thomas believes he has a lot to offer an NBA team.Thomas is hoping to get signed soon. The lefty desperately wants to play basketball again:I just wanna HOOP!—...

Klay Thompson didn’t say much during NBA Draft dinner

Golden State Warriors president of basketball operations and general manager Bob Myers says Klay Thompson was so quiet during their NBA Draft dinner.The Warriors selected Thompson with the 11th overall pick in...

League announces penalties for Knicks-Grizzlies brawl

The NBA has officially announced the repercussions for Wednesday night’s brawl between the New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies.Knicks guard Elfrid Payton–who instigated the incident by shoving Grizzlies forward Jae Crowder in...

Bulls guard Zach LaVine not named an NBA All-Star starter, but still has hope...

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 11: Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball during the game against the Atlanta Hawks on December 11, 2019 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges...

PBT Podcast: Our NBA mid-season award picks for MVP, Rookie of Year, more

The Timberwolves just traded Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham to the Hawks for Allen Crabbe – a curious move for Minnesota. Just what are the Timberwolves doing? Perhaps still trying to acquire a oft-rumored target, D'Angelo Russell. Jon Krawczynski and Shams Charania...

Injuries piling up for Kings ahead of matchup against NBA-best Bucks

PHOENIX -- You never know when a door will open in the NBA. All you can do is be ready when your number is called and try to take advantage of...

NBA star Anthony Davis fell on Kevin Hart’s lap, and the jokes took off

What happens when a goliath athlete falls on a teeny Santa?While watching the Christmas Day basketball battle for hometown supremacy in Los Angeles, Kevin Hart found himself closer to the Lakers-Clippers action than he expected when Anthony Davis of the Lakers missed a fall-away shot at the...

What channel is Rockets vs. Clippers on today? Time, schedule for ‘NBA on TNT’...

Two Western Conference powerhouses clash as James Harden and the Rockets visit Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers on Thursday. The Rockets (18-9) head into Thursday's contest having won six of their last nine games. James Harden has been the scoring machine he's...

NBA To Expand International Footprint With G League Franchise In Mexico City

SAITAMA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 08: Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Adam Silver ... speaks during a press conference prior to the preseason game between Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors at Saitama Super Arena on October 08,...

Kawhi Leonard faces NBA MVP for first time since meeting in Eastern Conference Finals

He’s arms, shoulders and legs — a combination of strength, size and skill that’s rare even in the NBA. He’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player, and the player that gets the most ink in scouting reports...

NBA Game Forecasts, Picks and Previews with Projected Scoreboard for Nov 29

Friday, November 29, 2019Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn NetsThe odds favor the Celtics, and the sims are solidly on the Celtics as well. The projected score is Celtics 105 and Nets 102, and Boston is winning 59% of simulations....

Thursday NBA Predictions, Picks & Betting Odds (Nov. 21): The Best Way to Bet...

This NBA season, I’m trying something new. I’m going to write a daily piece that highlights everything bettors and DFS players need to know for that night’s slate. For more on what to expect, read the inaugural piece. Yesterday I...

Taking A Logical Approach To Modern NBA Load Management Concerns

Are we still talking about this? Apparently.After Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard missed one half of a back-to-back on national television Wednesday night, with buzz-term “load management” once again listed as the reasoning for the second straight week,...

The best Halloween costumes from around the league

The tradition of dressing up in a costume for Halloween is something that isn’t just for children. Many NBA players take part in the annual fun and bring plenty of creativity in...

Nuggets Get Respect As NBA GMs Vote Nikola Jokic Best Center, Denver Second-Best Team...

Nikola Jokic is the best center in the NBA and the Denver Nuggets are the second-best team in the Western Conference. If, that is, the league’s top front office executives are to be believed. With NBA.com releasing its 18th...

Hype around Blazers guard Anfernee Simons continues to grow

Editor's note: The video above is from the Blazers' 2019 media day.PORTLAND, Ore. — Media...

NBA notebook: Pelicans staff adds WNBA legend Weatherspoon

FILE PHOTO: Apr 6, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; WNBA former player Teresa Weatherspoon during the Basketball Hall of Fame press conference at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports September 27, 2019 The New Orleans...

Notre Dame business student wins NBA Hackathon | News | Notre Dame News

Basketball competitions aren’t always won on the court. University of Notre Dame graduate business student Peter Zanca recently took home first prize in the 2019 NBA Hackathon, an annual event...

Previewing the 2019-20 NBA season

The Orlando Magic finally tasted success for the first time since Dwight Howard’s exit, making the playoffs last season behind first-year coach Steve Clifford. But where Orlando is likeliest to go from...

‘NBA 2K20’ Vs. ‘NBA 2K19’: The 10 Big Differences

In previous years, the race to 99 has been perhaps the most compelling piece of the 2K release cycle. Gamers are grinding to build their MyPlayers again in 2K20, only it shouldn’t take as long as it has in...

San Antonio Spurs 2019-20 NBA Season Preview | Basketball Insiders

After earning the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs — all behind the strong play of Nikola Vucevic — the Orlando Magic should have the optimism to improve during the 2019-20 season. The Magic were able to...

League executives offer mixed reactions to anti-tampering push

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is hell-bent on addressing tampering issues around The Association by enforcing stricter policies and heftier penalties for those who violate them.Among the sanctions is a $10 million fine...

Lakers rookie Zach Norvell Jr. talks NBA aspirations, Chicago roots, Alex Caruso, and more

The 2019-20 NBA season is right around the corner with teams and players around the league gearing up for another 82-game grind. Along with superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis preparing for...

NBA execs see Warriors as contenders despite more balance in the West

Years-long domination earns any team a ton of predictions cred. Just look at the USA Basketball Men’s National Team, which kept its first-place FIBA ranking despite finishing seventh at this year’s World Cup. For the Golden State Warriors, the benefit of...

3 bold expectations for the Bulls big in the 2019-20 NBA season

In a rookie class that saw many top prospects flourish in their debut campaigns, Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. had a relatively mild impact. While there were some bright spots for...

Manu Ginobili Reveals How He Will Match With Today’s NBA Stars

San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili revealed how he would have fit-in in today’s NBA.Several years ago, the San Antonio Spurs was arguably the most consistent NBA team in terms of making the NBA playoffs. Not only did they...

Lakers Unlikely To Sign Giannis Antetokounmpo In 2021 Despite Having Enough Cap Space

Giannis Antetokounmpo to Lakers is unlikely to materialize in 2021 despite significant increase in cap space.As early as now, the Lakers are already being linked to Antetokounmpo. Right after the NBA released its cap projections for 2021, many believed...

NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Power Forwards | Bleacher Report

Danny Bollinger/Getty ImagesPer Game: 20.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.3 threes, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocksPer 75 Possessions: 23.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.5 threes, 0.9 steals, 1.0 blocksRelative True Shooting Percentage: +4.1Net Rating Swing: +9.4Box Plus/Minus: +3.1Win...

Stiffer tampering penalties approved by board of governors

Associated Press Published 7:35 p.m. ET Sept. 20, 2019 CLOSE SportsPulse: The NBA schedule came out and yes...

NBA Stars’ Growing Interest In Hollywood Is Heating Up

The summer used to be a time when NBA players would rarely pop up in the news. They were on vacation, quietly working on their game in a gym, or spending time with family and friends. However, that trend...

Projecting the 20 most promising young duos in the NBA

(Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)What they might lack in postseason experience, the NBA’s best young tandems make up for in potential for the future of their franchises.The NBA is a young man’s league. At...

NBA owners wanted tampering crackdown, reportedly now concerned about privacy, effectiveness

As we wrote when the details came out about owners pushing a crackdown on tampering around the NBA and increased fines, it’s one thing to talk tough and something else entirely to enforce those rules. The devil is always...

Predicting the Central Division standings for the 2019-20 Season

The Central Division in the NBA for the 2019-20 season will be run by one team. While the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons can cause issues, the banner will be raised by...

Romeo Langford Fully Cleared For 2019-20 NBA Season – The Daily Hoosier

The Boston Celtics are on track to get something that IU saw very little of — a fully healthy Romeo Langford. Langford tore a ligament in his right thumb last November and had surgery in April. Ben Stinar of Amico Hoops...

3 secrets to a championship in the 2019-20 NBA season

By finishing the regular season with a league-best 60 wins last term, the Milwaukee Bucks had arguably the best season in franchise history (for the modern era, at least). This was no...

Weighing Carmelo Anthony vs. JR Smith as NBA Free Agents | Bleacher Report

Kathy Willens/Associated PressThe NBA summer is just about wrapped up, and two all-time gunners, Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith, remain unsigned.If a decision between the two was based on career accomplishments and effectiveness, Melo would run away with it....

Scottie Pippen explains why era of increased player movement is good for league

Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen expressed his belief on Tuesday that the NBA’s mobile players active in free agency and trades is a benefit for the popular professional league.Apparently on ESPN program...

Top 10 candidates for 2019-20 Most Improved Player

Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Oscar Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)The race for NBA Most Improved Player in 2019-20 could be a heated one, with many young players in new or different situations looking to make the leap.If history teaches...

NBA Considers Raising Fine For Tampering To Four Times The Fine For Being Donald...

Tampering is the gripe of the hour among NBA owners, which explains why the league’s board of governors will vote on new measures this coming Friday. “It’s pointless, at the end of the day, to have rules that we...

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn't know a lot about...

Should The Philadelphia 76ers Swap Ben Simmons For Bradley Beal?

Despite going through many ups and downs in the 2018-19 NBA season, the Washington Wizards...

Ricky Rubio, Marc Gasol lead Spain past Argentina to win gold at FIBA World...

BEIJING -- Marc Gasol won his second championship in less than three months and Spain earned its second ever FIBA World Cup title with a 95-75 win over Argentina in the gold medal game on Sunday.CAMPEONES DEL MUNDO 🇪🇸🏆. #FIBAWC#Españ[email protected]/Uika4cVLOd—...

Drake Works With NBA Shooting Coach to Improve His Jumper

Drake has been working on his jump shot with the help of a professional. It appears Drizzy has been learning under the tutelage of NBA shooting coach Chris Matthews a.k.a. Lethal Shooter.On Friday (Sept. 13), Matthews, who worked to...

Team USA romps past Poland, finishes in 7th place at FIBA World Cup

BEIJING (AP) -- Donovan Mitchell scored 16 points and handed out 10 assists, Joe Harris scored 14 and the U.S. defeated Poland 87-74 on Saturday for seventh place at the World Cup.Khris Middleton had 13 points, six rebounds and six...

Guy, Hunter and Jerome return to celebrate title before NBA season | Cavalierinsider

Just five months removed from a magical...

Shaun Livingston announces retirement from NBA

Former Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston has called it a career in the NBA, making the news known Friday via posts on social media.After 15 years in the NBA, I’m excited, sad, fortunate and grateful all in one...

Pacers Thought Kawhi Leonard Was Average Forward After NBA Combine

The Indiana Pacers may have miscalculated Leonard’s abilities after his NBA combine performance.Looking back at his rookie season, Kawhi Leonard fell all the way to the No. 15 pick in the  2011 NBA draft. Many believed it could have been...

Top 100 NBA players 2020: Best among LeBron, Stephen Curry

Sports Illustrated is proud to offer our list of the Top 100 NBA players of 2020, an exhaustive exercise that seeks to define who will be the...

NBA is China’s favorite sport, but when will the next Yao Ming arrive? —...

David Stern looked like a lost American tourist standing outside of the Chinese Central Television offices in Beijing for hours in 1989. Three years before "The Dream Team" made the world fall in love with basketball, the then-NBA commissioner...

5 bold predictions for the Orlando Magic in the 2019-20 NBA season

The Orlando Magic are coming off their first playoff appearance since 2012 and will be looking to make a return to such play this season. In an effort to maintain their playoff...

NBA veteran Austin Croshere dangles Malibu spread for a bit cheaper

Former NBA player Austin Croshere has been retired for a decade, but he’s working hard to sell his contemporary home perched in the hills of Malibu. With no takers at $6.2 million, the longtime Pacer has trimmed the asking...

Should Pelicans Trade Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, And Draft Picks For Bradley Beal?

When they parted ways with the face of the franchise, Anthony Davis, in the 2019...

Q&A: Frank Vogel on Lakers’ roster, Dwight Howard’s role, plus more

CHICAGO – Frank Vogel was just about bouncing around the banquet level of the luxury hotel on this city’s Magnificent Mile, visibly thrilled to be attending the annual NBA head coaches meetings coordinated by the National Basketball Coaches Association....

Boban Marjanovic: Is 7’3 Center the Tallest Player in the NBA? Not Anymore!

With Serbia national basketball team impressing at the FIBA World Cup, one player particularly caught the attention of the spectators. And it’s not just for his performances; it’s also for his height. We’re talking about Serbian center Boban Marjanovic,...

4 burning questions ahead of NBA training camp

The Oklahoma City Thunder experienced a whole lot of change this summer, as they traded away Paul George after two seasons and then had to make the painful decision of parting with...

NBA Extends Global Reach With Youth Tournament

That balance applies heavily to the Jr. NBA Global Championship. Beyond the polished marketing, as well as the corporate power and structure of the NBA, there’s a palpable enthusiasm from event organizers, not unlike what you would find at...

Miami Heat: NBA analyst Jalen Rose sees improvement in near future – Sports –...

The blockbuster trade for Jimmy Butler, unloading Hassan Whiteside are two factors that make the Heat better going into the 2019-20 season. DETROIT — Last season, as the Miami Heat were fading into mediocrity, NBA analyst Jalen Rose assured fans...

Record field set for 2019 FIBA World Cup

Most of the top Americans aren't in the World Cup, a few because of injuries, other candidates cited schedule concerns. Of the 35 leading scorers from this past NBA season who would have been eligible to play for the...

Which team has the best young core in the NBA? | NBA.com Canada

The NBA is in a good place.While 2019-20 is shaping up to be the most wide open and competitive season in over a decade, there are a number of teams on the rise that are destined for future success....

NBA vets Gallinari, Belinelli lead Italy

The Philippines' first sortie into the 2019 FIBA World Cup of Basketball happens on Saturday, August 31st when it takes on Italy in Group D action at the newly built Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center.Gilas will be tested...

DeMarcus Cousins not worth headache for NBA, unless he changes

CLOSE SportsPulse: The NBA schedule came out and yes we know it is a lot to sift through. Trysta Krick provides the key dates, matchups and moments that will answer the biggest questions facing the top...

The NBA superstars we’d pick to start a franchise

Skill. Age. Versatility. A proven track record. What's the criteria to be a top-level NBA player? What's the most important quality if you were going to build a team around a superstar?The Hoop Collective crew debated the topic and...

Delonte West’s cousin clears the air on recent viral photo of relative

Delonte West spent eight years in the NBA as a serviceable point guard off the bench for a myriad of NBA teams. However, he has become a laughingstock due to off-the-court controversies.The...

Why LaMelo Ball could be a top-5 NBA Draft prospect in 2020

LaMelo Ball is perhaps the most famous high school basketball player of all time, but his game remains clouded in a certain degree of mystery. While his peers spent the last two years competing against each other...

‘NBA 2K20’ 100 Legends Still Missing From The Game

For years, Robertson's reputation as a man, not just a player, has been stained by a heinous and false accusation. Robertson spent parts of a five-year span in prison and/or fighting these charges. While he was exonerated of all...

Honoring the NBA’s Greatest In-Game Dunkers of All Time | Bleacher Report

Andy Hayt/Getty ImagesForget about the three-point revolution, the post-up plays of old or even the all-eyes-on-them isolation game.Dunking remains king of the NBA. It's right there in the name: d-u-n-k-i-n-g.Nothing better captures the jaw-dropping, physics-defying athleticism of the Association...

NBA preseason predictions – Our experts’ picks for 2019-20

The 2019-20 edition of ESPN's NBA summer forecast is here.Which will be the best and worst teams this season? Which superstar players will win the major awards? What surprises are on the way?We polled ESPN's panel of basketball experts...

Four NBA award candidates for 2019-20

New York Knicks (Photo by Cassy Athena/Getty Images)Which New York Knicks have an opportunity at claiming awards in the 2019-20 NBA season?Awards, accolades and positive outlooks have not been associated with the New York Knicks for years, due to...

NBA Great Believes DeMarcus Cousins Should Not Give Up On Basketball Career

Frustration is understandably written all over DeMarcus Cousins' face following another career setback. The 29-year-old big man was all set for a stint with the souped-up Los Angeles Lakers before falling prey to an ACL injury recently.It remains to...

International stars set to shine at FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

The reigning Kia NBA MVP is headed to the basketball World Cup. So are three other members of this past season’s All-NBA squad, and so is the starting center from the team that won the NBA championship a couple...

Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Gets Hate from former NBA All Star

Getty Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will host Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors for Game 5. Gilbert Arenas doesn’t think that Giannis Antetokoumpo deserved the NBA’s MVP award. “I’m just going to be blunt, I don’t think he should have...

5 bold predictions for the 2019-20 NBA season

With the polarizing acquisition of Russell Westbrook, the Rockets figure to be a part of the national NBA conversation for the fourth straight season. There are tons of storylines and questions that...

‘NBA 2K20’ WNBA Experience Is One Of The Most Impressive Aspects Of The New...

I had an opportunity to get 8 hours of hands-on time with NBA 2K20 last week, and while I came away pleased with it on multiple levels, perhaps the most impressive aspect of my experience was the WNBA gameplay,...

What sport could you beat an NBA player at?

Your phone rings in the middle of the night from an unknown number. Against your better judgement you answer, thinking it could be an emergency. On the other end of the line is a billionaire, giving you...

Who Is Steph Curry’s Mom and How Did She Raise NBA Sons?

Steph Curry has achieved the kind of crossover fame that many sports stars can only dream of. The NBA point guard has received numerous accolades during the course of his career,...

We Ranked NBA Teams By How Much Fun They’d Be On ‘Hard Knocks’

Getty Image / Uproxx Hard Knocks is appointment viewing for football fans. Every summer, HBO gets incredible access into one NFL team’s training camp, giving fans a mostly unfiltered look into teams and the people who suit up for them....

NBA program helps foster young Asian talent

With scorching heat enveloping Tokyo last week, the Basketball Without Borders Asia Camp provided heated competition inside the air-conditioned facilities at Mizumoto General Sports Center.For four days, the NBA and FIBA joint operation staged a testing ground for 64...

3 players facing the most pressure in 2019-20 NBA season

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off of 2018-19 campaign in which they snagged the third seed in the Western Conference and made it all the way to the conference finals for...

DeMarcus Cousins isn’t finished as impact player after ACL injury

Despite a devastating ACL tear, DeMarcus Cousins can still return in the future to be an impact player in the NBA.The news of DeMarcus Cousins tearing his ACL during a workout in Las Vegas brought with it an outpouring...

LeBron James Takes Part In Shaping Up OKC Thunder’s Young Core

One of OKC Thunder’s young core claims he learned a lot from NBA superstar LeBron James.Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley is highly expected to receive a lot of playing time next season. Now that his team is in...

An NBA Summer Vacation Special with Katie Heindl

Katie Heindl dropped by the Hoops and Talks podcast to discuss all things summer vacation: what makes a good NBA summer vacation? How important are summer friendships to the regular season? How does the summer vacation rating...

Ex NBA Player says, Jared Dudley Can’t Hold Melo’s Jock Strap

  Earlier this month, Carmelo Anthony made an appearance on ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A. Smith to clear his name, and to plead his case to join an NBA roster next season. “I’m in the gym every single day,” Anthony said....

Buying or Selling NBA’s Hottest Offseason Takes | Bleacher Report

0 of 6Elsa/Getty ImagesWith training camps in the NBA set to open next month, it's time to play truth or fiction on some of the hottest takes.Many were ready to crown the Los Angeles Lakers or Clippers with their...

Jamal Crawford Update: All-Star Airs Out NBA

Jamal Crawford surprisingly is still without an NBA  home head into next season.  The former multi-time sixth man of the year winner played last season as a member of the Phoenix Suns where he averaged 7.9 points, 1.3 rebounds,...

Lakers reportedly interested in bringing back Dwight Howard

In the wake of DeMarcus Cousins’ torn ACL that will likely end his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers before it ever begins, L.A. is down to one true center: JaVale McGee.Searching for some extra depth down low, the Lakers may turn...

Is Slavery’s Legacy in the Power Dynamics of Sports?

There is no other business like the N.B.A. Its rainbow jump shots, rim-rattling dunks and heart-pounding drama are gleaming monuments to black America. Nearly 80 percent of league players are black. They are multimillionaire superstars, international icons and global...

Why Damian Lillard Is a Sleeper Pick for NBA MVP

Getty Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard Playing in a small market does not help Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard get enough recognition as a superstar and that is exactly why his NBA MVP odds have so much betting value.Damian...

1 Player Every NBA Team Should Already Be Targeting at the Trade Deadline |...

0 of 30Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesThe NBA trade deadline feels like it's a lifetime away.Technically, it's a shade under six months (Feb. 7, 2020), but the distance between now and then allows ample opportunity for change. An offseason of hyperactivity...

Sad case of DeMarcus Cousins

The high-water mark of DeMarcus Cousins’ career — on life support after he tore his ACL in a private workout earlier this week — was his 11-point, 10-rebound performance that fueled a Game 2 victory for a team he was a...

Raptors playing Celtics on Christmas ‘a great idea’

It finally happened. The Toronto Raptors received a Christmas Day game for the first time since 2001 and, according to the NBA’s scheduling heads, all it took was bringing the Larry O’B to Canada.Well, mostly anyway.Making an appearance on...

Which Three NBA Players Should Shoot More Three-Pointers?

A few years ago the New York Knicks had one of the best teams in the league that unfortunately lost in six games to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The team was built around Carmelo Anthony...

Young Celtics use Team USA training for upcoming NBA season

Yeah, it didn’t look right, the NBA stars that will represent the country in the FIBA World Cup, getting stomped by a bunch of players out of the league. Should professionals from America’s minor leagues and from overseas be...

NBA TV Celebrate The Sacramento Kings On “Team Day”

SACRAMENTO, CA - OCTOBER 8: Mike Bibby #10 (R) and Peja Stojakovic #16 help unveil a sixth man statue as the Sacramento Kings host Fandemonium at ARCO Arena on October 8, 2005 in Sacramento, California. NOTE...

The Top 100 players of the century (60-41)

With the 2019 offseason dragging along, HoopsHype has decided to kick off an interesting offseason project in which we rank our Top 100 players of the 21st century – which, for our purposes, begins with the 2000-01 season – and...

2K Is Adding New Classic Teams

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates after defeating the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Finals on June 19, 2016 in Oakland, California. Powered by an amazing effort from LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers completed theAFP/Getty ImagesOn Monday, 2K...

Taking A Look At The 2019-20 NBA Schedule For The Oklahoma City Thunder

Earlier today, the NBA announced the full 82-game schedules for all 30 NBA teams. While we already knew the matchups for both Christmas Day and opening night, we did not know the schedule for the remainder of the season....

10 burning questions for the 2019-20 season

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)With a shift of personnel rivaling the biggest of all-time, it’s a very different NBA from the one that finished the 2018-19 season. So what’s ahead?The offseason in the NBA sent shock waves through the...

Warriors’ draft picks dance, show off new jerseys at NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

These guys are going to have some fun. As the NBA's newest pool of rookies descends on New Jersey on Sunday for the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, the...

NBA Legends You Forgot Played for That One Team | Bleacher Report

0 of 10Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty ImagesIn this era of increased player movement, superstars playing their entire careers with one team are few and far between. Gone are the days of Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant and Larry Bird staying...

Memphis Grizzlies’ Niele Ivey joins NBA’s long overdue female movement

CLOSECLOSE Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins discussed his team's overhauled roster after a recent summer league game in Las Vegas. David Cobb, The Commercial AppealThe process of hiring the first female assistant coach in...

The best players in the 40s

Continuing our series on the best players that wear each uniform number, we rank the best NBA players wearing a number in the 40sIn our third installment of the best players from the past season based on uniform numbers,...

Team USA cuts Young, Adebayo after scrimmage

LAS VEGAS -- There were times during this week's training camp when Team USA looked a little rough in scrimmages as it started its process of defending its World Cup title.But Friday night, the team showed why it remains...

Ranking the Top 50 NBA Draft Prospects in 2020: Where Does Lamelo Ball Rank?...

Gregory Payan/Associated Press20. Vernon Carey Jr. (Duke, C, Freshman)Listed at 6'10", 270 pounds, Carey first stands out for his physical tools and strength around the basket. But over the years, he's added skill and touch. His value in this...

NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns reveals dream team for Apex Legends and Fortnite

NBA All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns revealed which popular Twitch streamers he’d take with him when jumping into the Apex Legends and Fortnite battle royale arenas. Towns sat down with Mathhew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag and Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop to go over everything...

Opening Day, Other Details Emerge Ahead Of 2019-20 NBA Schedule Release

Although it hasn’t been formally announced, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that opening day of the 2019-20 NBA schedule is expected to be October...

Team USA: Playing small, big decisions loom

LAS VEGAS -- Day 3 of training camp for the US men's senior national team brought more scrimmaging against the Select Team. And the media was able to see more of it than on Tuesday.Both of the quarters that the...

Tom Izzo praised for NBA preparation

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 06: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans looks on prior to the 2019 NCAA Final Four semifinal against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at U.S. Bank Stadium on April...

NCAA issues rules for agents of NBA hopefuls

The NCAA issued a memo to agents Monday, outlining new certification requirements in order to represent players testing the NBA draft waters.In the memo, obtained by ESPN, the NCAA outlined new criteria for agents: a bachelor's degree, NBPA certification...

Lakers’ LeBron James & Kobe Bryant Named to NBA All-Decade Team

Getty LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Eastern Conference and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference. From 2010 up until now, two names have dominated the basketball world – LeBron James and...

Ex-Magic guard Jerian Grant looking to join Turkish team

Ex-Orlando Magic guard Jerian Grant is considering a move to the Turkish team Galatasaray.Per Varlas Nikos of Eurohoops, Grant — who has played for the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, and Orlando...

10 best contracts in the NBA today

A summer that saw money thrown around at a record clip around the NBA has...

How the NBA 2K esports league could help grow the NBA in China

ZDS celebrates with a crowd packed with 76ers Gaming Club fans during the game against Celtics Crossover Gaming during the NBA 2K League Playoffs on July 26, 2019 at the NBA 2K Studio in Long Island City, New York.Steven...

Playing over/under with each team’s projected win total

(Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)With Caesars Palace releasing its annual over/under win projections for the coming NBA season, now is a good time to make predictions on those figures.All 60 draft selections have been made and most...

Post-Free Agency Edition from 30 to 1

This 2019-20 NBA season will be one for the ages. The 2019 offseason may have been one of the best in league’s history with eight 2019 All-Stars changing teams, making the league...

5 overrated NBA players heading into 2019-20 season

There are a lot of really good players around the NBA, and in a league that has really changed over the last several years, players who may not have been all that...

Marques Bolden Signs Exhibit 10 Deal With Cleveland Cavaliers

August 1, 2019 @ 12:28pm » Dan LyonsShares 44DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 02: Marques Bolden #20 of the Duke Blue Devils dunks against the Miami Hurricanes during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 02, 2019...

Nik Stauskas likely out of the NBA, could head to Spain

It appears as if five-year NBA veteran Nik Stauskas is on his way to playing overseas.Lithuanian basketball journalist Donatas Urbonas claimed that Stauskas has rejected some EuroLeague clubs, but has a likely...

In era of NBA player empowerment, CJ McCollum bucks trend, stays loyal to Portland...

The dizzying array of NBA deals and trades drew headlines at a stunning pace and scope this summer, creating new All-Star tandems, generating stacked rosters and altering the league’s landscape.Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving bolted to Brooklyn. Kawhi...

NBA, NBPA and Dapper Labs Bring First-of-its-Kind Blockchain Game to Basketball Fans Around the...

– NBA Top Shot, new digital platform and game from creator of CryptoKitties, allows fans to purchase, trade and own exclusive digital NBA collectibles on blockchain –VANCOUVER, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - The National Basketball Association (NBA), National Basketball...

Nikola Mirotic got offers from two teams; Bulls ready to give him $45 million...

Former Milwaukee Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic shocked much of the league and front offices when early in the NBA’s free agency period he decided to sign with FC Barcelona, a European club...

The Future of the NBA Big Man and the Detroit Pistons

Is the NBA reverting back to multiple big men in the same lineup? If so, the Detroit Pistons are in a good position moving forward.The past decade of the NBA has been defined by super-teams that changed the way...

Swapping Comforts Of NBA Benches For G League Experience Is Providing Invaluable For Assistant...

NBA coaching, like most other industries, has a pretty linear job progression. Typically, it’s straight forward. Many get their start in volunteer roles which turn into entry level positions, like those found in the video room. Those progress to...

Zach Collins a top ‘breakout candidate’ for coming NBA season, says one NBA writer

Zach Collins is poised for a larger role in Portland with all the turnover on the Trail Blazers’ new-look roster, and at least one NBA scribe believes he could make a big jump to become one of the...

Hoop dreams: Tony Gonzalez believes he could have played in NBA – Sports –...

The Hall of Fame tight end even played with the Miami Heat's summer league team in 2002 There are two members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who also played in the NBA: Cleveland Browns QB Otto Graham (who...

Is LeBron James Jr. a legit NBA prospect?

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – LeBron James’ final NBA wish has already been spoken aloud. In 2017, he told GQ magazine that he wanted to play in the NBA with his son, LeBron James Jr.The senior James told GQ that...

REVIEW: The All-New NBA Experience Misses Every Shot We Gave It at Disney Springs

This post may contain affiliate links; please read the disclosure for more information. It was announced in June of 2015 that the nostalgic Disney Quest would close for good as a new experience would take its place in 2019. That...

Lorenzen Wright death: Ex-wife Sherra Wright’s guilty plea latest twist in NBA star’s murder...

Produced by Josh Gelman, Alvin Patrick and Jaime HellmannLorenzen Wright made headlines as the seventh overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft – but he also won the hearts of so many because of his impact on thousands of...

Is the league officiating in need of an overhaul?

Has the NBA officiating system kept up with the evolution of the game? It may be time for sweeping changes to the way the game is calledDuring the 2018-19 NBA season, I noticed more complaints about officiating than any...

‘Tsunami’ of talent has NBA preparing for generational draft in 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Hopeless in Oklahoma City? Anxious in Cleveland? Impatient in Charlotte?To those geographically forlorn and financially restricted NBA franchises, hope is coming. In the wake of the major-market magnetism that unfolded in the NBA’s summer of...

Las Vegas NBA win totals for next season are out. Here are three bets...

In the aftermath of Team USA’s stunning and disappointing bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics, then-NBA commissioner David Stern called Jerry Colangelo. “We’ve got to re-do our whole USA Basketball program,” Colangelo recounted Stern saying. Colangelo took over. He preached commitment....

Wizards’ Tommy Sheppard prepares to oversee District Gaming of NBA 2k League

Tommy Sheppard knows basketball. But can he effectively run an esports team playing a video game version of the sport? (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) ...

LA Clippers unveil additional plans for new arena

The LA Clippers on Thursday unveiled renderings and additional details of the team’s privately-financed sports and entertainment center anchored by their new basketball arena in Inglewood.In addition to the arena, the proposed project located on West Century Boulevard between...

Reports: Bucks, forward Dragan Bender agree to deal

The Milwaukee Bucks are taking a chance on a young frontcourt prospect next season, per multiple reports. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report forward Dragan Bender has agreed to a two-year deal with the...

Lakers’ LeBron James Snubbed In NBA League Executive Poll

Getty LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers sits courtside during a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Lakers. Every year, the NBA’s league executive poll on ESPN compiles the insights of a number of the league’s top executives to...

Get Ready For The NBA’s Real Fight Over Tampering

Sure, you people laughed about the new NBA-wags-its-withering-fingers-at-tampering story. Of course you did. You’re still drunk, high, and sleeping on the front lawn about the latest offseason. It’s what you do, because drunken no-limits you is the best you...

Fear of unknown stops women in NBA

Lindsey Harding, who was hired as an assistant coach by the Sacramento Kings July 19, said that "being afraid of the unknown," not respect from male players, is all that's keeping women from ascending to head coaching positions in...

The NBA Is Shocked, Shocked To Find That Tampering Is Going On In Here

The NBA will reportedly open an investigation into the 2019 free agency period, based on the observation that roughly a zillion players changed teams this summer despite only Kawhi Leonard taking any meetings or doing any deliberating before making...

NBA expands Balkans coverage with Arena Sport deal

Brought toyou by the Telekom Srbija customers get free access to two games per week on NBA League Pass.Posted: July 23 2019By: Ed Dixon Getty Images The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced a multi-year partnership with Arena Sport, the Telekom Srbija-owned...

How Analytics Are Transforming the NBA Tie Breaker

Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images The NBA has been tracking all of its games since 2013, using an optical system via Second Spectrum that captures footage from cameras positioned in the catwalks of each arena. Those cameras transmit data into...

The Warriors Lost Their Religion This Summer

Finally, after a seismic NBA free-agency stretch that was like nothing we’ve ever seen before, things have quieted down, and all the moving and shaking has just about ceased. This is the calm before the storm; one in which...

Anthony Davis, Dwyane Wade hopeful that the WNBA grow more, get recognition

NBA icons Anthony Davis and Dwyane Wade shared their thoughts on the WNBA, hoping that the league grows and gets more recognition.Per Madeline Kenney of the Chicago Sun-Times, Davis and Wade were...

5 coaches who will enter the 2019-20 NBA season on the hot seat

There have been a handful of coaching changes during this NBA offseason, but just because a coach wasn’t fired recently doesn’t mean his job is safe for the next campaign.Here are five...

How the Clippers will dominate the NBA defensively

The Los Angeles Lakers may have traded for Anthony Davis and the Brooklyn Nets may have added Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, but it was the Los Angeles Clippers who stole the...

Painter Gena Milanesi On Working With The NBA, Meeting Jerry West And Celebrating Female...

Artist Gena Milanesi models one of the custom hand-painted jackets she does for the NBA. Patrick Hoelck L.A.-based artist...

5 teams that will be active players in the trade market this season

NBA Trade Rumors Washington Wizards Bradley Beal (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)Taking a closer look at five teams that will likely be active players in the trade market at some point this seasonWith the massive glut of new contracts...

A New Summer Home and Bringing the Heat(stroke)

For those just joining let me give you the sand-studded, tan-lined history. NBA Summer Vacation Watch (NBA SVW) started two summers ago as a means of honouring the most important time of the year in professional basketball: summer vacation.It’s a fleeting time,...

Best contracts of 2019 NBA free agency: Lakers, Warriors find bargains during busy offseason

Roughly 40 percent of the NBA entered free agency this offseason. Yeah, that's a big number.With so much talent flooding the market, some free agents were inevitably going to be signed to cheaper deals than expected. Which GMs managed...

NBA ’90s Remakes: Is Zion Williamson a Modern Charles Barkley?

The Lion King. Toy Story. Aladdin. You have to actively avoid nostalgia at the box office these days, but summer basketball isn’t all that different: You nestle into a throwback jersey of a long-retired role player, you...

Mark Cuban says NBA player movement reflects job market across many industries

It’s a question that came up a lot in the wake of a wild summer where eight of the 24 players in the All-Star Game just last February ended up on new teams:Is all this player movement good for...

Nobody Believes in the Washington Wizards

They’re predicting a long and hard season for the Washington Wizards. Strap in, folks.The Toronto Raptors had their parade. The draft is over. Nearly all of the viable free agents have signed or agreed to terms somewhere. Even Summer...

NBA free agency rumors: Trail Blazers looking to add center after trading for Hassan...

The Trail Blazers are still looking to bolster their frontcourt.Portland is hoping to add a center before training camp, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites an unidentified league source. Greg Monroe, Pau Gasol, Kenneth Faried and Kosta...

NBA Super-Agent Rich Paul Inks Major Deal With Hollywood Firm

Rich Paul is already one of the most powerful figures in the NBA. Now the super-agent has his sights set on Hollywood. According to the New York Times, United Talent Agency has inked a partnership with Paul, which will see him run...

NBA execs, scouts agree Goga Bitadze was right NBA draft pick for Pacers

CLOSE Goga Bitadze, meet the newest Indiana Pacer. Indianapolis StarLAS VEGAS – The mystery around Goga Bitadze remains. He didn't play at Las Vegas summer league for the Indiana Pacers because of issues...

Joe Johnson Believes Carmelo Anthony Still Belongs In The NBA, Not Big3

There are still a lot of NBA free agents available this summer, one of which is Carmelo Anthony. The 35-year-old remains in waiting to see if his pro basketball career will continue. Several teams could put him to good...

‘NBA 2K20’ ratings: List of overall numbers revealed ahead of release date

The 2019 NBA Draft is complete, and the dust has settled following the wildest free agency period in league history. That means the rosters are nearly set for another edition of "NBA 2K."Gamers will have to wait until Sept....

NBA Free Agents 2019: Rumors, Predictions for Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah and More |...

Ben Margot/Associated PressSome of the final available roster spots in the NBA for the 2019-20 season could be filled by free-agent centers. Veteran big men Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah and Kosta Koufos have yet to sign, but they are all...

NBA Free Agency Creates More Adjustments In 2020 Championship Odds

A few weeks of NBA free agency created a flurry of action. Several big stars and key players were on the move, and the league has a drastically different look heading into the 2019-20 season. The betting market and...

Could Maryland lose top recruiting target to the NBA?

Maryland’s biggest challenger for Karim Mane might not be Kentucky or Kansas, but the professional ranks. The Terps top backcourt target is eligible to enter the NBA Draft next year and skipping college is “definitely a possibility”, he told ESPN.com’s...

Omri Casspi prioritizing NBA return, but could head back to former EuroLeague team

Free agent point guard Omri Casspi is still looking for another shot in the NBA. He has been waived by the Memphis Grizzlies back in February and hasn’t found a new home...

Joakim Noah receives interests from NBL and NBA, but taking ‘selective’ approach

It sure looks like veteran center Joakim Noah has a number of options this offseason.According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Noah has received interests from the NBL and some...

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Chris Paul, Andre Iguodala Trades, More | Bleacher Report

Kyle Terada/Associated PressThere are dominoes across the NBA still teetering on the edges and waiting to fall.Russell Westbrook's trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets set in motion the next set of potential moves for the...

Russell Westbrook thanks fans, OKC in farewell post

Russell Westbrook said his goodbyes to Oklahoma City in a heartfelt message on Instagram one day after reports surfaced that the 2017 Kia MVP was being traded to Houston.Westbrook has spent his entire 11-year career with the Thunder and said...

NBA referee Jason Phillips named to lead NBA Replay Center

NEW YORK -- The NBA announced today that Jason Phillips, a top-rated referee with 19 seasons of officiating experience in the league, has been named Replay Center Operations Principal.In his new role, Phillips will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of...

Clippers, Lakers Atop Updated NBA Championship Odds

Getty Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James and Anthony Davis In Major League Baseball, it’s possible for both teams from Los Angeles to meet for a championship because the Dodgers are in the National League and the Angels are in the Junior...

Local fans react wild offseason in the NBA

CLOSE WATCH: Rattlers football head coach and L.A. Lakers fan Willie Simmons talks about the NBA summer free agency signings. Rory Sharrock, Tallahassee DemocratBig-time deals are a habitual business practice in the NBA.However,...

NBA Free Agency Diary: The Rockets Are Still Relevant

Keep track of the chaotic NBA offseason with our Free Agency Diary. Dear NBA Diary, The Houston Rockets are having a rough summer. Despite tough talk from owner Tilman Fertitta after the team’s second-straight playoff defeat to the Golden State Warriors...

Why all NBA players should be free agents, and the draft should be abolished

The Toronto Raptors had barely lifted the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy when the battering ram of the offseason shattered the locker room door. Would Kawhi Leonard stay or go? Kyrie Irving wanted out of Boston -- which teams had...

The silver lining to RJ Barrett’s latest performance

LAS VEGAS — Knicks fan can breathe a little bit easier today. The Knicks new lottery pick, RJ Barrett, came on late to secure a double-double but their 2018 lottery pick Kevin Knox II had a brutal 3-of-15, four–turnover performance...

The Best NBA Free Agents Still Available, From Kelly Oubre To Carmelo Anthony

* Jeremy Lin - Unrestricted - TorontoLin couldn't get off the bench for the Raptors in the postseason, but he posted solid numbers in Atlanta before being traded north of the border in February. Over his final 45 games...

What Will The 7’7″ Tacko Fall Look Like In The New Game?

Tacko Fall Credit: NBA 2K19 - Every year when the newest version of NBA 2K is released, one...

PSU’s Josh Reaves notches double-double for NBA’s Mavericks

Penn State guard Josh Reaves may not have been taken in last month’s NBA Draft, but he sure seems to have landed in a great spot. Reaves is playing for the Dallas Mavericks in the Las Vegas Summer League...

Winners and losers in the wildest NBA week ever

OK, so that happened. We just experienced the wildest week ever in the NBA. We've covered the big stories already: Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, Brooklyn's coup, New York's disappointment, the Lakers going 1-for-2 on star-chasing.Let's zoom further out...

Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura is all business in his NBA Summer League debut

Rui Hachimura scored 14 points on 6 of 16 shooting in 34 minutes in his NBA Summer League debut Saturday night in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) ...

Reports: Paul George traded to Clippers

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the LA Clippers have acquired All-NBA swingman Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder.Oklahoma City is trading All-Star Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-setting collection of draft choices, league sources tell...

How Every Top NBA Free-Agent Signing so Far Could Backfire | Bleacher Report

Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesLet's briefly address the top five free agents who re-upped with their current clubs. Having seen four of them in action last year, we have a general sense of how they fit with their respective rosters, but...

Adam Silver looking at possibility of moving free agency before draft

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is looking at the possibility of moving the start of free agency before draft night.This thought is the result of the reality that some players who just got...

Stephen A. Smith saves the Knicks in hilarious NBA 2K montage

<!-- 1.7k shares share tweet pin sms send email By: Henry McKenna | July 4, 2019 12:34 pm The New York Knicks may not have a plan. But lifelong Knicks fans Stephen A. Smith does. The ESPN analyst — who was truly miserable after watching the Knicks fail...

NBA free agency winners and losers: Nets rise, Knicks fall and Lakers wait on...

The NBA free agency period began only a few days ago, but a large portion of the 2019 free agent class has already found landing spots.Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are heading to Brooklyn. Jimmy Butler is taking his...

NBA writers and analysts love the Utah Jazz’s latest free agency moves. Here’s what...

The Jazz’s offseason makeover hasn’t come without significant cost, having now claimed Derrick Favors, Ricky Rubio, Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Raul Neto, and Grayson Allen from the 2018-19 roster, plus a pair of first-round picks. ...

NBA free agency 2019 rumor roundup: Day 3 signings

The Warriors stayed busy during the third day of free agency.Golden State agreed to contracts with Willie Cauley-Stein and Glenn Robinson III on Tuesday. The center and wing both have a chance to be rotation pieces for the Warriors...

Report: Sixers offer max extension to Ben Simmons

The Philadelphia 76ers may have some changes on tap, but one of them will reportedly not be at point guard.All-Star guard Ben Simmons has been offered a five-year contract extension by the team, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The Sixers...

Jazz draftees experience highs and lows of first NBA experience at SLC Summer League

SALT LAKE CITY — When Jazz forward Jarrell Brantley walked out onto the court in front of 10,000-plus fans, he was a little awestruck.He wasn’t in Charleston anymore, and he wasn’t in a mid-major gym. For the first time,...

NBA Free Agency Diary: Did The Sixers Lose Jimmy Butler And … Get Better?

The Sixers are building on a core of Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris after losing Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick. Mitchell Leff / Getty Images Keep track of the chaotic NBA offseason with our Free Agency Diary. The Philadelphia 76ers...

Cavaliers & NBA Scribbles: Cavs payroll, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Terry Rozier —...

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Scribbles in my notebook as the Cleveland Cavaliers sit out the first day of free agency.1. The Cavs are paying the price for adding $34 million for 2019-20 in contracts during an 8-month period last...

Kevin Durant announces move to sign with Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kevin Durant is headed to the Brooklyn Nets, leaving the Golden State Warriors after three seasons.His decision was announced Sunday at the start of the NBA free agency period on the Instagram page for The...

Where Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, others should sign

CLOSE Wondering where free agents like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving or Kawhi Leonard will land? Well, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz is here to lend his expertise and predict where they all will go. ...

Breaking down the tiers of players available

At 6 p.m. on Sunday, roughly 40 percent of the NBA will hit free agency. For the first time since the cap-spiked summer of 2016, teams will be able to spend in droves — with many of the hefty...

NBA free agency: News, rumors, top free agents, transactions

Kevin Durant has reportedly set his list of potential teams at four. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) NBA free agency kicks off six hours earlier this year. No longer will representatives from East coast teams have...

‘Basketball Wives’ star Jackie Christie on dealing with NBA groupies: ‘It is tough for...

After over 20 years of marriage, Jackie Christie and her husband, retired NBA player Doug Christie, know how to keep the romance alive.The 49-year-old businesswoman is the star if VH1’s reality TV series “Basketball Wives,” which chronicles the lives...

NBA Offseason 2019: June 28 roundup

The NBA offseason is in full swing, with talk of trades and other player movement starting to bubble up. In addition, free agency will open at 6 p.m. ET on June 30. Keep up on all the latest news, talks...

NBA Teams in Danger of Striking out in Free Agency | Bleacher Report

0 of 5Jeff Chiu/Associated PressOne of the most exciting times of years for NBA fans is the start of free agency. For a few minutes, until the announcements start pouring in, every fan can believe their team is about to...

Jillian Hayes, sister of NBA first-round pick, talks about commitment to play at Cincinnati

CLOSE Sister of NBA's Jaxson Hayes commits to UC women's hoops Scott Springer, [email protected] - Less than a week after her brother, Jaxson Hayes, was an NBA lottery pick, Loveland's Jillian Hayes announced her...

7 NBA free agents who will be great bargain additions in 2019

Kawhi Leonard. Kevin Durant. Kyrie Irving. Kemba Walker. Those are the names we hear day-in and day-out now that NBA free agency is only days away. But that doesn’t mean all-stars are the only players available to...

The latest on Bradley Beal

We’re mere days away from the start of 2019 free agency, which kicks off on Sunday, June 30 at 6 pm EST. And with the market opening up, so too does the potential of a more active trade market. Sure,...

How to fix the NBA awards show in 1 easy step

Just end it. Go back to the old commissioner tour during the playoffs. Done. But Seriously It has been 10 weeks since voters submitted their ballots, 10 weeks since the regular season that these awards are honoring ended. The...

NBA Buzz: Cap room figures to go fast in 2019 free agency

With the Bulls projected to have between $20 to $23 million dollars to spend when the free agent market opens for business at 5 p.m. on Sunday, the assumption had been...

Are We About to Have Another Summer of 2016 in NBA Free Agency?

On Monday, two artifacts from the NBA’s summer of 2016 were exchanged: the Atlanta Hawks sent Kent Bazemore to the Portland Trail Blazers for Evan Turner. It’s a forgettable trade that recalls an unforgettable summer, a gluttonous...

Everything you need to know for the 2019 NBA awards

Giannis Antetokounmpo captured his first MVP, Luka Doncic was named top rookie and Lou Williams won his third Sixth Man award. Who else took home the hardware?Note: Six of the awards are voted on by the media: MVP, Coach...

Mazzulla moving on to the NBA

The Celtics are hiring Fairmont (WV) State coach Joe Mazzulla as an assistant coach, league sources tell ESPN. Mazzulla made a strong impression with Celtics G League staff before returning to college two years ago. He played for John...

Watch NBA draftees try to identify pop culture from the ’90s (VIDEO) – ProBasketballTalk

Millennials are the last kids to have grown up without constantly having a phone in their hands. The internet was not always available much of that generation, and that’s shifted largely for Gen Z. It’s a curiosity not just...

NBA Trade Scenarios: New Orleans Pelicans could utilize 2019-20 cap space for dumping ground...

The Gayle Benson era has seen a dramatic change in fortunes after the initial rocky start of the Anthony Davis trade demand. Since then she has rebuilt basketball’s reputation in the city surrounding herself with quality additions...

Detroit Pistons takeaways from NBA draft, peek at free agency

CLOSE Detroit Pistons news conference introducing first-round pick Sekou Doumbouya, an 18-year-old forward from Guinea, June 21, 2019. Junfu Han, Detroit Free PressMost attention was focused on the podium.Detroit Pistons senior advisor Ed...

NBA rumors: 10 players who could get traded after NBA Draft results | Collin...

The NBA Draft is over and now as a result, some more veteran NBA players could be on the move.Some players will be dealt to create more cap space for teams in pursuit of free agents, others as...

Japan hails Hachimura’s NBA selection as new era for sport

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in Japan.Hachimura became the first player from Japan...

2019 NBA Summer League schedules released

NEW YORK -- The matchup between New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson and New York Knicks guard-forward RJ Barrett – two of the top three picks in NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm – highlights the 11-day, 83-game schedule...

2019 NBA Draft results: Picks 1-60

Below is a list of the 1-60 Draft picks from the 2019 NBA Draft. This list includes information on all proposed trades that have been reported but are not yet official. All trades that have been officially completed can...

NBA hall-of-famer Shaquille O’Neal says he wants to buy Reebok

In 2004, Shaquille O'Neal earned $27.7 million in the NBA — it was his best-paid year in basketball. But post-NBA the hall-of-famer has actually been making more money each year than he did in basketball through his various investments and endorsements deals. And...

2019 NBA Draft taking on strong Canadian flavor

NEW YORK — At the same time the 2019 NBA Finals were being decided, Nickeil Alexander-Walker was on the West Coast.A lottery prospect in Thursday's 2019 NBA Draft, the Virginia Tech sophomore has been working out with his cousin,...

Inside Darius Bazley’s year off that grew his stock

Raheem Shabazz got the call from Rich Paul late last summer. Shabazz, a Memphis-based trainer, hadn’t heard from Darius Bazley’s camp since it had initially reached out in April. The plan was for Bazley to stay in Los Angeles, working...

Hofstra star drawing some NBA draft attention

While everyone else was fixated on Kawhi Leonard during the NBA Finals, Justin Wright-Foreman couldn’t takes his eyes off Fred VanVleet. The stellar performance during the Raptors’ run to the title by VanVleet, the former Wichita State star, was just...

NBA free agents 2019: Top players available, start date for free agency, salary cap

The 2018-19 NBA season is complete, and that means one of the wildest free-agency periods in league history is coming soon.With free agents like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving hitting the open market, a few NBA general...

The Utah Jazz have prepared diligently for the NBA draft, but could end up...

As much work as the Jazz have done to bring in almost 80 prospects for predraft workouts over the past month and a half to prepare for the No. 23 selection, there’s a very real possibility that...

NBA Rumors: Patrick Beverley to Meet with Multiple Teams Before Clippers | Bleacher Report

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated PressFree agent and 30-year-old point guard Patrick Beverley may be in line for the final significant contract of his NBA career this offseason, and he will reportedly be doing his due diligence with a number of...

How an Iowa girls’ basketball star made history in the 1969 NBA Draft

Buy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThe 2019 NBA Draft mirrors its 1969 counterpart in this way: There is little doubt who the first pick will be. This...

Vanderbilt PG Darius Garland thinks he’s the best guard available

One of the most intriguing prospects in Thursday’s upcoming NBA draft is the one scouts have seen the least.Despite playing just five games at Vanderbilt before suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee, Darius Garland has one of the...

Pacers want to have patience after picking at No. 18

CLOSE The president and head coach reflect on struggles, triumphs in the past season after Victor Oladipo's injury in January and look ahead to next season. Stephen J. Beard, [email protected] HighlightsNBA Draft is...

Tracking Instagram-famous dunk star’s journey to NBA draft

This was two years ago, before Jalen Lecque became Instagram-famous for his jaw-dropping dunks, before he developed into an elite-level recruit, before he landed scholarship offers from some of the most prominent high-major schools in the country. He didn’t have...

Missoula’s Tres Tinkle shares his thoughts on NBA Draft process, choosing to go back...

MISSOULA — Tres Tinkle’s task was simple.In a...

Canada inspired in World Cup by Toronto Raptors NBA title

Canadian team celebrate after their 1-0 win in their Women's World Cup Group E soccer match between Canada and Cameroon in Montpellier, France, Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude...

The Golden State Warriors changed the NBA forever

We don’t know what’s next for the Golden State Warriors. They lost their chance at a three-peat on Thursday, as the Toronto Raptors closed out the 2019 NBA Finals and won the franchise’s first championship. Kevin Durant...

Klay Thompson tore his ACL, NBA fans react

The Golden State Warriors not only lost the NBA championship on Thursday night, but they lost another star player late in the game when Klay Thompson suffered a knee injury after landing awkwardly in the third quarter. He heroically came...

Monson: Let’s stop with the nonsense that great NBA free agents will never come...

It’s tricky business, trying to tell others — namely, young and rich and talented and in-demand NBA free agents — how they should feel about choosing to come to and live in Salt Lake City, and to...

What Might Have Been: 2012 NBA Draft

Over the next week and a half, I’m going to look back at each draft for the Memphis Grizzlies since the infamous 2009 proceedings. I’ll discuss what their pick would’ve been — in a semi-satirical way —...

NBA Buzz: Kevin Durant injury could change the course of the offseason

Give credit to the NBA for creating the most exciting offseason of all the major professional sports. One week after crowning a champion, the league holds its annual entry draft, featuring...

Blazers’ Damian Lillard wins J. Walker Kennedy Citizenship Award

NEW YORK -- Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has won the 2018-19 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, as administered and selected by the Professional Basketball Writers Association (PBWA).  Named after the NBA’s second commissioner, the honor is presented...

Historical finds at pick No. 23 in the NBA Draft

With the 23rd pick in the NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz are likely facing a coin flip to find a player who can even survive in the league, but there have been some historical steals.Alright, Utah Jazz fans, the...

Durant suffers Achilles injury in Game 5 of Finals

Kevin Durant’s comeback from a calf injury ended in something worse.Golden State Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers was openly emotional when he told media members after the game that the injury was to Durant's right Achilles. ESPN's Ramona...

Spurs’ Dejounte Murray surprises brother with car for graduation

Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutSpurs' Dejounte Murray surprises brother with car for graduating high school in heartwarming momentSpurs guard Dejounte Murray posted a Twitter video on Sunday of his brother...

De’Andre Hunter And Cam Reddish Among Targets At No. 6

Keep an eye on Carsen Edwards of Purdue. Edwards has the profile and pedigree to end up in the first round yet there’s a knock on his size and athleticism that could hold him back. His historical statistical comparisons...

Kevin Knox sees RJ Barrett as perfect Knicks complement

OAKLAND, Calif. — Knicks forward Kevin Knox didn’t get to see his idol Kevin Durant, but he got a taste of what the NBA Finals is about. Knox, the Knicks’ 2018 lottery pick, attended Friday’s Game 4 at frenzied Oracle...

Toronto Raptors On Brink Of History With 3-1 Series Lead

Here's what the Raptors and Warriors were saying after Game 4:Well, we had a big problem with the third quarter in Game 2, so we had to make some adjustment there to try to combat the way they come...

Fans react to unique rendition of ‘O Canada’

Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP shares share tweet pin sms send email By: Nick Schwartz | June 7, 2019 9:15 pm Follow @Nick_Schwartz We have been treated to some stunning renditions of ‘O Canada’ during the Raptors’ playoff run, but Canadian indie band Walk Off The Earth delivered a polarizing...

The NBA has an ‘owner mentality’ problem — The Undefeated

OAKLAND, Calif. — Sometime between 2005 and 2008, then-Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling would, on multiple occasions, bring women into the team’s locker room while the players — mostly black, save for a Chris Kaman or Vladimir Radmanovic...

NBA and Twitter Team Up to Bring “Virtual Sports Bar” to Life

TV networks and marketers alike have long talked up the revenue potential of interactive TV shopping. Now NBCUniversal, with an assist to tennis superstar Novak Djokovic, is placing a bet on what it believes could become a big e-commerce...

Warriors’ Looney could still return in NBA Finals

3:58 PM ETTim BontempsESPN OAKLAND, Calif. -- After undergoing further evaluation of the non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture he suffered in Game 2, Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney could potentially return during the NBA Finals.More testing will determine...

The 2009 Orlando Magic Are the Forgotten Innovators of the NBA’s 3-Point Revolution

On January 13, 2009, the Orlando Magic set an NBA record by making 23 3-pointers in a game against the Sacramento Kings. They probably could have made more, but with the game firmly in hand, players like...

Lakers Among Five Teams Interested In Marcus Morris

While the Los Angeles Lakers are busy preparing for what should be an eventful offseason, Marcus Morris is set to test the market as a free agent. It is no secret there is plenty of hype surrounding the team’s plans...

2019 NBA Draft: Top 100 player rankings, scouting reports

With the 2019 NBA draft almost here, The Crossover presents its fully-updated list of the top 100 prospects. Between our own in-person evaluations, break downs of statistics...

Four big questions that will decide this mysterious NBA Finals

After four years of LeBron James stalking Stephen Curry, and the Golden State Warriors flitting around an overmatched Cleveland Cavaliers defense, it is a relief to land upon an NBA Finals that feels like a mystery after two games.Few...

Building the league’s next Big 4 comes with risk and added difficulty

Building an NBA Championship caliber team is difficult but if you have an option would you rather building an NBA with a Big 3 than a Big 4?As a general manager, having to build a championship caliber NBA team...

NBA mock draft 2019: Knicks trading down, then shipping extra pick for veteran? Lakers...

The 2019 NBA Draft is upon us!With the draft lottery in the books, we know the order of the lottery teams and where the biggest stars will land. Are the New Orleans Pelicans a lock to land...

Warriors vs. Raptors Game 2: NBA Finals time, TV channel, preview

Can Stephen Curry lead the Warriors back in Game 2? (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) The Toronto Raptors did it, winning Game 1 — the first NBA Finals game in team history — against the mighty...

Video: Jarrett Culver Says LeBron James Watched His NBA Draft Workout for Lakers |...

Streeter Lecka/Getty ImagesNBA draft prospect Jarrett Culver worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, and Lakers star LeBron James was in attendance.When asked about James sitting in on his workout, Culver said he was initially "shocked" to...

Think Drake should act like Jack Nicholson? A lesson in NBA heckler history

TORONTO — The problem with Drake, say the outraged, is that if you allow a courtside fan to get too close to the players, you are on a slippery slope, which by the way is my rapper name. ...

Drake brings game face in chat with Steph Curry in NBA Finals Game 1

TORONTO – That blood on Canada’s floor late Thursday night came straight from the mouths of the Warriors. Those white specks amid the crimson? Not eggshells. Teeth. In Game 1 of the NBA...

Predicting who wins a tight, tense NBA Finals

The number hovers over these NBA Finals: 31-1 -- the Golden State Warriors' record in their past 32 games with Stephen Curry and without Kevin Durant.That is the version of Golden State that begins this final chase for a...

How Warriors are preparing for new NBA Finals challenge Raptors present

OAKLAND - Since beating the Portland Trail Blazers seven days ago, the Golden State Warriors have been in a bit of purgatory waiting for an NBA Finals opponent.  The wait ended Saturday afternoon,...

Tulio Da Silva withdraws from NBA Draft

Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutReport: Missouri State star Tulio Da Silva withdraws from NBA Draft, will play for BearsDa Silva did not hire an agent when he declared for the...

NBA free agents 2019: The top 20 free agents available this summer

The summer of 2019 has the potential to be the wildest, most impactful summer in the history of free agency.Approximately half the league could be eligible to change teams. While a lot of them will end up sticking...

twenty one pilots Toronto date cancelled due to NBA Finals game

twenty one pilots have had to change their schedule for the Bandito Tour due to the NBA playoffs. The band said that since the Toronto Raptors made it to the finals, they will need to play in the arena...

Toronto Raptors Eliminate Bucks for First Trip to the N.B.A. Finals

Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and 17 rebounds, leading the Toronto Raptors into the N.B.A. finals for the first time with a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.The Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit and won the...

Toronto Raptors Vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 6 Odds And ECF Predictions

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Getty The Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors has reached its first...

Raptors on brink of first Finals berth in franchise history

TORONTO -- Twenty-one would be a very cool number for the Toronto Raptors. Before they get it, though, they’ll need to get one.And one would be beyond cool. Off the charts, historic, potentially transformative and largely indescribable.Twenty-one: That’s how...

Kawhi Leonard makes his case for best player in the NBA

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Matt Velasquez break down how the Raptors took a 3-2 lead on the Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals. USA TODAYMILWAUKEE...

‘Sim’ Bhullar sets a high bar as first Indian NBA player

At 7 feet 5 inches (2.26 meters) tall, Gursimran "Sim" Bhullar is hard to miss. He stood out even more after becoming the first basketball player of Indian origin to step onto a court in an NBA game. Called...

NBA cancels Global Camp 2019 at last minute

The NBA has made the late decision to cancel the NBA Global Camp, a showcase for draft-eligible prospects from outside the United States that was scheduled for May 30 to June 2 in Monaco."We have cancelled the NBA Global...

Juwan Howard going from NBA to college with Michigan job

For years, college basketball has been waiting for a new wave of coaching talent to assert itself at the highest level of the sport. Prior to last month, every active Division I college men’s coach who had won an...

Oshae Brissett leaving Syracuse basketball, will stay in NBA Draft

Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse basketball forward Oshae Brissett is leaving Syracuse basketball and staying in the NBA Draft. He announced his decision on Twitter. Brissett played two seasons for the Orange, averaging 14.9 points per game and 8.8...

Big Backpacks, Dri-FIT, and Draft Prospects: A Special Trip to the NBA Combine

I’ve never made a habit of watching the NBA combine. In the past, if I’ve seen any of it, it’s been because some play from the scrimmages got into my feed somehow or ESPN was interviewing a...

NFL and NBA players were not impressed with the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale

The handling of protagonist Jon Snow (Kit Harington), right, was particularly vexing for many athletes. (Helen Sloan/HBO) Des Bieler Sports reporter covering national...

Prep ranking means nothing to NBA

When the NBA lottery concluded last week, many started looking toward the June 20 NBA Draft, including thousands of high school prospects dreaming of their time to get selected. ESPN national director...

Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom admits to cheating drug test before Olympics

Former NBA Sixth Man of the Year and two-time champion Lamar Odom revealed in his upcoming memoir, "Darkness to Light," that he cheated a drug test in order to play for USA Basketball at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. In an...

NBA Awards 2019: Full List of Finalists Revealed for All Honors | Bleacher Report

Morry Gash/Associated PressThe NBA announced the finalists for its major individual awards Friday, with Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Paul George being the three players who will vie for the Most Valuable Player.  MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Paul GeorgeDefensive...

Ex-Michigan player Charles Matthews knows defense is way to NBA

CLOSE Former Michigan basketball player Charles Matthew speaks May 17, 2019, at the NBA scouting combine about John Beilein leaving U-M and more. Orion Sang, Detroit Free PressCHICAGO — After a distinguished prep...

Steph Curry-Draymond Green Pick-and-Roll Is Still NBA’s Most Unsolvable Puzzle | Bleacher Report

Ben Margot/Associated PressIt took the full first half, but the avalanche finally came.The Warriors scratched out a victory with an impressive comeback effort in the second half against the Trail Blazers in Game 2. And the play that spearheaded...

Houston Rockets have decent odds for 2020 NBA title

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball against the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) Should the Houston Rockets trade into the upcoming draft? by Michael Knight...

NBA draft lottery 2019: Odds, time, channel, Zion Williamson buzz

NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum at the NBA draft lottery. Tuesday's event starts at 8:30 p.m. (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press, File) Candace Buckner National...

Durant to miss Game 1 of conference finals

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant will miss Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday due to a right calf strain, ESPN said Monday.ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported that the two-time NBA...

Cavs hire Michigan’s Beilein as next coach

The Cleveland Cavaliers have found their next coach in John Beilein.The former University of Michigan coach was officially announced as the Cavs' new coach today, and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports Beilein agreed to a five-year deal with the team. Talks...

How two NBA players, Larry Sanders and Royce White, are bringing awareness to mental...

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 12, 2019, 8:30 AM UTCBy Shamard Charles, M.D.The world of sports is littered with motivational anecdotes and psychological references. Athletes are...

If The NBA Abandons One-And-Done in 2022, Remember The Names Emoni Bates and Jalen...

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is in favor of abandoning the NBA's one-and-done rule. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) ASSOCIATED PRESS If...

Detroit Pistons NBA mock draft roundup: Who they might pick

AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideWe're nearly one month out from the 2019 NBA draft.The draft lottery is TuesdayThe draft combine opens Wednesday in Chicago. The Detroit Pistons don't have a shot at No. 1 overall pick favorite Zion Williamson, and instead hold...

After meteoric rise, Texas’ Jaxson Hayes ready to take on NBA

AUSTIN — The text from Brenden Bates is still saved in Jaxson Hayes’ phone. ...

ESPN Needs to Make Major Changes to NBA Countdown; Here are Some Options

The NBA season is full of looking ahead to the following year and imagining what transactions will be made. It happens less on the media side but perhaps it should not. Just as we can all point to what...

Adam Silver Calls for More Gender Diversity in N.B.A. Officiating and Coaching

Washington — The N.B.A. has long tried to portray itself as the most progressive sports league in the United States. Adam Silver, the league’s commissioner, took another step in trying to reinforce this image on Thursday, saying that the...

NBA Playoffs: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets Game 6 Preview

May 9, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Jusuf Nurkic (out)Nuggets injuries: Michael Porter Jr. (out)How to watch on TV: ESPNHow to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTV, Radio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: Denver...

Why we all need to root for the Rockets to win Game 5

This is the online version of our morning newsletter, The Morning Win. Subscribe to get irreverent and incisive sports stories, delivered to your mailbox every morning. Ted Berg usually writes this but he’s on vacation this week (probably eating extravagant sandwiches on his yacht...

NBA Playoffs: Trail Blazers at Nuggets Game 5 Preview

May 7, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Jusuf Nurkic (out)Nuggets injuries: Michael Porter Jr. (out)How to watch on TV: TNTHow to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTV, Sling, DirecTVNowRadio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate:...

The X’s and O’s Adjustments That Could Change Each NBA Playoff Series

The second round of the NBA playoffs is living up to the hype, with Nuggets-Blazers and Raptors-Sixers both tied 2-2 heading into Monday night, when the Rockets and Celtics will have a chance to tie the favored...

Romeo Langford falls in newest NBA Draft big board

BLOOMINGTON, IN - JANUARY 14: Romeo Langford #0 of the Indiana Hoosiers walks down the court after a turnover in the 66-51 loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Assembly Hall on January 14, 2019 in Bloomington,...

NBA Playoffs: Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets Game 4 Preview

May 5, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Jusuf Nurkic (out), Enes Kanter (day-to-day)Nuggets injuries: Michael Porter Jr. (out)How to watch on TV: NBCSNW, TNTHow to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTVRadio: 620...

Winning Title Would Be Fitting Swan Song For Vince Carter

Vince Carter is going for an NBA record, that of which is the only one to play 22 seasons in the pro circuit. However, he needs to find a team first. At 42, he may have his work cut...

Alibaba Shoots And Scores With New NBA Agreement – Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)

Early in March 2019, the NBA and Alibaba (BABA) entered into an agreement which provides for the distribution of NBA content across Alibaba’s media outlets as well as the sales of NBA products across Alibaba’s ecommerce sites. Investors can...

Everything you want to know about NBA officiating

Spend half an hour talking to NBA vice president of referee development and training Monty McCutchen about this week’s hot topic — a divide between players and officials overshadowing the start of the league’s highest-profile series — and you...

Jayson Tatum nearly returned to Duke before entering 2017 NBA Draft

Leaving college to enter the NBA Draft may seem like an easy decision for a player that was a consensus top-three pick after his freshman year. Especially one who was ranked as the third-best player in the country entering...

ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry is a cartographer mapping the NBA

A graphic from "SprawlBall" by ESPN writer Kirk Goldsberry illustrates how most shots in the NBA come from the 3-point line or near the basket. Kirk Goldsberry’s new book, “SprawlBall,” is about the evolution of...

Which player had the best sneakers of the 2019 NBA quarterfinals?

10:05 AM ETNick DePaulaESPN Throughout the first round of the playoffs, Houston Rockets power forward PJ Tucker has cycled through a rotation of Kevin Durant sneakers from the last decade, breaking out a mix of both new and old."I've...

NBA playoff schedule 2019: Warriors-Rockets game dates, tip-off times

LOS ANGELES – In Hollywood’s backyard, in a game with high stakes for the Warriors, against a team redefining the word “grit,” Kevin Durant took 42 minutes Friday night to remind...

One team has it worse in the NBA playoffs

CLOSE Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin speaks to the media on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, after losing in the playoffs. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free PressAnother playoff run has come and gone for the Detroit...

Official list of Pac-12 early-entry prospects

* The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from April 24, has been made available in archived form. We figured there would be at least one surprise...

Russell ‘definitely’ wants to return to Nets

NEW YORK -- All Star guard D'Angelo Russell "definitely" hopes to return to the Brooklyn Nets next season but knows that, as a restricted free agent, much of what happens in the offseason will be beyond his control."I definitely...

P.J. Washington NBA Draft 2019 profile: Stats, bio, video of the Kentucky forward

CLEVELAND, Ohio — P.J. Washington has declared for the 2019 NBA Draft.The sophomore forward from Kentucky made his move to the NBA official in early April. Washington could be a lottery pick in the draft June 20 at...

Lillard leads Blazers beyond emotion, toward West semifinals

“But it’s like I said earlier. We didn’t really engage in it because our focus was our team. Like I told you guys, we’re not going go out here and go crazy on the refs. We’re not going go...

Mueller Report, Sri Lanka, N.B.A. Playoffs: Your Weekend Briefing

Here are the week’s top stories, and a look ahead.1. A (redacted) report for the ages finally arrived.Our Washington bureau has been unpacking Robert Mueller’s findings since its release on Thursday, detailing a presidency consumed by the inquiry —...

Phil Jackson’s trade disaster affecting Knicks

It was a minor, nothing-for-nothing trade at the time. But it now goes down as another Phil Jackson blunder. Usually a bonus to finishing with the NBA’s worst record – which the Knicks did for the first time since 1985...

Boston Celtics prove to NBA they can make the Finals

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 14: Terry Rozier #12 of the Boston Celtics reacts after making a shot as time expires in ethics's third quarter during Game One of the first round of the 2019 NBA Eastern...

Inside Converse’s grand plans to re-enter the NBA landscape

11:34 PM ETNick DePaulaESPN A full century after the original introduction of the Converse All-Star, the brand is reemerging in the performance basketball space with a fully modernized update to its longtime classic sneaker.The All-Star Pro BB marks a...

How De’Andre Hunter went from a redshirt to an NBA lottery stud at Virginia

Tony Bennett saw his most talented player get down on himself midway through Virginia’s Final Four game against Auburn. De’Andre Hunter was struggling, coming off three straight subpar performances in the NCAA tournament by his own lofty...

N.B.A. Roundup: Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins Is Out ‘Indefinitely’

The Golden State Warriors did more than just fall victim to the biggest comeback in N.B.A. playoff history on Monday night. They also lost DeMarcus Cousins, their starting center, for the foreseeable future — and most likely for the...

NBA upset watch – Big matchups, key adjustments and huge Game 2s

The No. 7 seeds in each conference enter Tuesday's Game 2s having stolen home-court advantage -- for now.Here are the key adjustments and matchups to watch in Raptors-Magic and Nuggets-Spurs.Raptors-MagicTraditions must be honored. And so it is that sphincters...

NBA players react to Derrick Rose documentary

It’s difficult to determine what’s more incredible about Duke freshman Zion Williamson: The amount of hype, headlines and hyperbole he’s received since he entered the national spotlight 5 months ago, or...

About Last Night: Blazers still trying, now winning

The Blazers' early-round frustrations are well documented, and due at least -- in part -- to unlucky draws. Portland's 2016 and 2017 postseason runs both ended at the hands of the Warriors, understandable losses to all but the most stubborn.One...

Clippers have no answer for mighty Warriors in opener

OAKLAND, Calif. -- On the first day of the NBA playoffs, a familiar sound was heard, a warning actually, and it was tim-ber! Heavily-favored and highly seeded teams falling in unlikely places, and then the Golden State Warriors began...

A courtside chat with Steve Ballmer about the basketball metrics that matter – GeekWire

Sure, you know how many points your favorite NBA player scored in his last game. But how do turnovers, field goal percentage and...

Arizona Wildcats freshman Brandon Randolph declares for NBA draft | Arizona Wildcats basketball

Arizona Wildcats wing Brandon Randolph said Friday via...

How league selects its postseason referees

CLOSE SportsPulse: The NBA playoffs are here and the real fun begins. NBA insider Jeff Zillgitt gets you ready with everything you need to know ahead of the first round. USA TODAYAfter 1,230...

Series Preview: Raptors’ path to new playoff fate starts with Magic

No one would blame the Orlando Magic -- in the playoff for the first time since 2012 -- if there was a “mission accomplished” feel to their season. For the Toronto Raptors, meanwhile, things are only getting started. What...

NBA playoffs 2019: Celtics lose key role player in Marcus Smart for 4 to...

The Celtics lost a sparkplug for the foreseeable future. Marcus Smart has...

NBA, union talk end to one-and-done

Discussions between the NBA and the players' association to end the one-and-done era and lower the league's minimum age to 18 have resumed in recent weeks, infused with urgency as the clock ticks on the league's preferred target date...

The Other NBA Awards – The Ringer

Who needs an MVP award when you can win a prestigious Most Washed trophy? Dan Devine named his winners for the actual awards that will be given out for this NBA regular season; now our full staff...

Larsen: We are living in an NBA golden age. Take the time to appreciate...

With just a few days left in the season, naturally, there’s been a lot of discussion recently of who should win all of the various postseason awards. Our Eric Walden has a great look at those races,...

Rockets break NBA record by making 27 three-pointers in one game

BOX SCORE OAKLAND – The first goal of the Warriors this season was achieved Sunday, when the ensured that any attempt to prevent them from reaching a fifth consecutive NBA Finals must...

Virginia’s Ty Jerome Can Bump NBA Draft Stock With Another Big Game On Monday

Virginia's Kihei Clark (0) celebrates a play with Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome (11) during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball...

Young Mitchell Robinson isn’t old enough to remember Hakeem Olajuwon

HOUSTON — Mitchell Robinson doesn’t know who legendary former Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon is. That’s OK. Hakeem “The Dream’’ now knows Robinson, who has set the Knicks rookie record for blocked shots in a season. Robinson also has at least...

Brandon Knight’s Time With The Cavaliers Has Revitalized His NBA Career

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Brandon Knight (20) walks on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Friday, March 8, 2019, in...

The battles for seeding still going strong in NBA races

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in the regular season: EASTERN CONFERENCE Milwaukee is on the verge of clinching the NBA’s best record, which would lock the Bucks into the No. 1...

When do the NBA playoffs start? Schedule, standings, odds for 2019 contending teams |...

The calendar has flipped to April, and that means the 2019 NBA...

2019 NBA Free Agents: Rumors, Predictions Based on Late-Season Buzz | Bleacher Report

Melissa Majchrzak/Getty ImagesWith the end of the NBA regular season fast approaching, the rumor mill is beginning to pick up steam.For 16 teams, the basketball action will continue, as they play for a championship. For everyone else, it's a...

NC State recruit Lecque explores NBA eligibility

Jalen Lecque has submitted paperwork exploring his eligibility for the 2019 NBA draft, his father, Derrick, informed ESPN."We're waiting to hear if he's eligible or not," Derrick Lecque told ESPN. "We're waiting for them to evaluate the transcripts."Lecque, the...

Guard Miye Oni ’20 declares for 2019 NBA Draft

Joe Murphy Yale men’s basketball guard Miye Oni ’20, this season’s Ivy League Player of the Year and a unanimous selection to...

The Saga Of NBA Player Jordan Bell Reminds Us That Pranks Are Good

Several years ago, my middle daughter, then about five years old, and I were at home getting ready to go out for the day. I was in the shower, and the doorbell rang. I yelled her name and she...

2K Should Bring Back These 7 Old Features For ‘NBA 2K20’

NBA 2K19 Credit: 2K Sports NBA 2K20 will likely release in September, but no features or details have been...

Kings vs. Rockets live stream: How to watch NBA game online on MyTeams

NEW ORLEANS -- The Sacramento Kings would love to finish the season strong, but they've run into a few issues. They're struggling to close out games and against the New Orleans...

About Last Night: How Friday impacted playoff picture

“I’m checking (the playoff seeding) after every game," Blazers guard Damian Lillard said following Friday's road victory over the Hawks. “I’m looking at it every day. If it’s a day we don’t play, I’m looking at who won and who lost. All that. I'm watching...

Kelvin Sampson used NBA to revitalize coaching career

CLOSE SportsPulse: Purdue vs. Tennessee became an instant classic but didn't finish without controversy. USA TODAY's Trysta Krick breaks down Thursday's action and previews Friday's slate of games. USA TODAY KANSAS CITY, Mo. –...

Jordan Bone, Grant Williams face NBA decisions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — This time last year, Admiral Schofield had a decision to make regarding his future. The then-Tennessee basketball junior opted to test the NBA Draft waters before ultimately returning to school.Now, Tennessee has two players who could do...

Jimmy Butler explained what NBA coaching styles can get old

Jimmy Butler and former NBA coach Tom Thibodeau had their ups and downs during the six-plus seasons they spent together in Chicago and Minnesota. But that relationship ultimately played a part in both Butler’s trade to the Sixers and...

Dallas Mavericks: NBA lottery tracker: How good are the Mavericks’ odds of keeping their...

*Editor's note: This post will be updated nightly through the end of the regular season. The Dallas Mavericks are headed for a finish among the NBA's draft lottery teams, that much is not in doubt. Entering Thursday's action, the Mavericks...

Pacers’ Oladipo walks without brace on injured knee

Roughly eight weeks ago, Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo was lost for the season to a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his right knee. It still remains unknown when Oladipo will suit up again for the Pacers.However, based on the latest...

Fox, Mitchell, Simmons or Tatum

9:05 PM ETTim BontempsESPN As Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum worked their way through three of the most impressive rookie seasons in recent memory, the debate raged over which of them was the best talent to build...

Warriors vs. Pistons live stream: How to watch NBA game online on MyTeams

OAKLAND -- Following Saturday's 126-91 beatdown courtesy of the Dallas Mavericks, the Warriors are set to welcome an old friend as the Pistons come to town Sunday evening.  Pistons big man, Zaza...

NBA Preview: Free-falling Pelicans host sizzling Rockets

It’s not much fun writing about the Pelicans these days. The Anthony Davis melodrama is on hold until May 14th, when the lottery balls bounce and bring with them sweeping speculation. The search for a new general...

Lakers officially miss playoffs for 6th year in row

LOS ANGELES -- After the Los Angeles Lakers missed the playoffs only five times in the first 65 years of the franchise's existence, Friday's 111-106 loss to the Brooklyn Nets officially eliminated them from postseason contention for the sixth...

The best NBA players from big-time college programs

American Athletic Conference ALLSPORT The conference has taken shape over recent years but its schools have produced numerous NBA stars in their basketball history. CiNCINNATI: OSCAR ROBERTSON The legendary Oscar Robertson came out of Cincinnati and turned triple-doubles for an entire season into...

Can’t indulge in ‘fickle’ love of media, fans

Klay Thompson, a week after apologizing to the Golden State Warriors' fan base for his remarks about their lack of energy at Oracle Arena, delivered another subtle poke Thursday, saying it's important for him to remain focused on his...

NBA standings: 2019 playoff picture updates, seedings in East, West races | NBA

NBA teams are entering the final stretch of the 2018-19 regular season...

NBA Snapshot — Wednesday, March 20

The NBA Snapshot series was created as a daily check-in for Denver Nuggets fans. Every game matters as the season comes to a close, and the playoff bracket is altered constantly. These posts will help inform Nuggets...

Rudy Gobert getting appreciated across the NBA

WASHINGTON — Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder started to answer before the question was even finished. He had heard “underappreciated” and “Rudy Gobert” and that was enough for him to know where things were going.“Rudy needs to stop feeling...

Daniel Gafford declares for NBA Draft

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas sophomore forward Daniel Gafford has declared for the NBA Draft and will not play in the NIT, Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson announced Monday. Anderson added that Gafford is hiring...

Kings vs. Bulls live stream: How to watch NBA game online on MyTeams

Tucked in a very well-written long-form piece on Buddy Hield from Bleacher Report’s Leo Sepkowitz, a quote from former King and current player development coach Bobby Jackson stood out. "We don't have a--holes," Jackson...

Daily NBA DFS Injury News for March 17th, 2019

Tyson Chandler LAL Out (Neck) NY Away Chandler is sidelined with nick stiffness and there is no definitive timetable for his return. LeBron James LAL Probable (Rest) NY Away James missed the last game for rest purposes but is likely to play against the Knicks on Sunday. Lance Stephenson LAL Questionable (Toe) NY Away Stephenson has...