• 76ers can match futile start of infamous 1972-73 squad

    Fox Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are 0-14. This is historically horrible for a franchise that has already defined the mark for awful. The 76ers have a ways to go to catch their 1972-73 namesakes. That team went 9-73 -- the worst mark for an 82-game season -- in the NBA. If this edition of the 76ers..." November 26

  • Sources: Lakers working to sign forward Earl Clark

    Yahoo! Sports "As injuries decimate their roster, the Los Angeles Lakers are working on a one-year deal to sign forward Earl Clark, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Clark has averaged 29 points per game for the Rio Grand Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League, and the eventual finalization of a deal..." November 26

  • Knicks worry with Carmelo expected to miss rest of trip

    New York Post "J.R. Smith decided it best not to speak with Carmelo Anthony late Monday night in the visitor’s locker room in Houston about his own preseason experience with back spasms. Anthony didn’t look coherent enough to talk. In fact, Anthony was barely able to speak. “To be able to fight through..." November 26

  • NBA’s Paul George settles paternity battle

    Page Six "NBA All-Star Paul George has amicably settled his once-searing paternity battle with New York beauty Daniela Rajic over their 7-month-old daughter, Olivia. The injured 24-year-old Indiana Pacers star — who earns about $18 million a year — and ex-stripper Rajic on Tuesday reached a “joint..." November 26

  • 21h
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    The Lakers have been awarded a $4.85 million disabled player exception for Steve Nash according to a league source.

  • Rockets Considering Signing FA Al Harrington?

    Basketball Insiders "According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Houston Rockets are considering signing 16-year veteran forward Al Harrington, who was recently cut in China in order to allow him to pursue a NBA return. Harrington played 34 games for the Washington Wizards last season, averaging 6.6..." November 26

  • 3h
    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Fisher says J.R. Smith will start in place of Carmelo Anthony tonight. #Knicks

  • 23h
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Your weekly @numberFire update: Sixers favored in ZERO of remaining 69 games. Best win odds are 44.6% on March 30 at home against ... Lakers

  • Lakers’ Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis expected to play vs. Memphis

    Inside Socal "Despite missing the past two practices because of respective left shoulder and right ankle injuries, both forward Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis are expected to play tonight when the Lakers (3-11) host the Memphis Grizzlies (12-2) at Staples Center. They went through shootaround and they both moved..." November 26

  • Pacers' David West hopes to return to court Friday

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers power forward David West hopes to make his season debut Friday against the Orlando Magic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "(Coach Frank Vogel) will make the call," West said after participating in practice Tuesday in San Antonio. "I'll see what he says. (But) I feel good. This last..." November 26

  • Kobe Bryant: “We’re not a 3-11 team. We’re not.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lenendary NFL coach Bill Parcells once said: “You are what your record says you are.” Kobe Bryant disagrees. Via Baxter Holmes of ESPNLA.com. There are a lot of people who side with Kobe, at least about this Lakers team, which is 3-11 to start the season. A lot of die hards around the..." November 26

  • Dwight Howard, Pat Beverley out again Wenesday

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard and point guard Pat Beverley will both be out against Sacramento on Wednesday night. Howard is out for the fourth straight with a strained knee. Beverley is out for second consecutive game with a strained hamstring. Both are day-to-day. Terrence Jones is also..." November 26

  • How much blame does David Blatt share for Cavaliers' struggles?

    CBSSports.com "In a detailed report from Bleacher Report, an anonymous coach says that David Blatt shares some of the blame for the Cavaliers' early-season issues. "I think Blatt is struggling a bit," said one veteran NBA coach. "The offense is not very imaginative. Spoelstra did good job of blending guys,..." November 26

  • Westbrook and Durant progressing in rehab, Westbrook could play Friday

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook participated in ‘most’ of Thunder practice on Monday afternoon, including contact drills for the first time since their injuries. “They did participate and looked good,” Scott Brooks said. The superstar duo continues an accelerated path toward recovery,..." November 25

  • Thibs: Rose is 'not real comfortable'

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose returned to the floor in Monday night's 97-95 win over the Utah Jazz after missing the previous four games because of a strained left hamstring. Rose went 5-for-10 from the field with 18 points, five assists and three rebounds in 25 minutes, but it was..." November 25

  • Tyson Chandler felt like scapegoat with Knicks

    ESPN Dallas "Center Tyson Chandler felt like a scapegoat "at times" for the New York Knicks' failures last season. The Knicks entered the season with high expectations coming off a trip to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs but ended with a 37-45 record and the firing of coach Mike Woodson...." November 25

  • Eric Gordon says surgery to repair his torn labrum will be considered as a last option

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon says a decision will made within the next two weeks on whether if he will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. But Gordon acknowledged on Tuesday that surgery will be considered as a last option. ''We’ll see,’’ Gordon said. ''It’s..." November 25

  • Bucks' Brandon Knight: No 'bad blood' over contract extension

    Sporting News "Credit Bucks point guard Brandon Knight with this: He understands how the NBA’s restricted free agency works. Knight was eligible for an extension of his rookie contract this offseason, but was unable to reach a deal to stay in Milwaukee before the Oct. 31 deadline. That means he will enter..." November 25

  • Does Norris Cole for Dion Waiters make any sense?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "While I don't usually address rumors (and I'm not even sure this is a rumor), I've been asked about the permutation often enough that I might as well bite. But I preface it with this: There has been absolutely no known discussion, nor even word of potential interest by either of the sides. Beyond..." November 25

  • Sixers, Furkan Aldemir agree to deal in principle

    CSN Philly "The Sixers have agreed in principle to a deal that will bring Turkish forward/center Furkan Aldemir to the NBA this season, league sources confirmed to CSNPhilly.com on Monday. Aldemir’s intention to leave his Turkish team, Galatasaray, was first reported by Sportando. According to Adrian..." November 25

  • Isaiah Thomas and the Suns search for cohesion in 'tough situation'

    CBSSports.com "Isaiah Thomas is trying to get used to his new station. After three seasons in Sacramento, the Phoenix Suns dynamo has wound up in a three-point-guard experiment that is both promising and perplexing. Last year, Thomas finally broke out as the unquestioned Kings starter, averaging 20.3 points and..." November 25

  • Nets’ Hollins gives brutal examination of Brook Lopez

    New York Post "Lionel Hollins has offered pointed critiques of Brook Lopez’s game before, as have other Nets coaches before him. But after the Brooklyn center got outplayed badly in San Antonio and benched for yet another fourth quarter, Hollins’ latest critique raised eyebrows because it was as complete as it..." November 25

  • 1d
    NBA New York Knicks @nyknicks

    INJURY UPDATE: Carmelo Anthony did not practice today in Dallas with the team and is listed as doubtful for tomorrow with back spasms.

  • Amar’e can’t hold tongue, gets creative in slamming refs

    New York Post "Amar’e Stoudemire feels the Knicks were struck down by angels Monday night. Stoudemire chose an interesting metaphor to describe the way James Harden rallied the Rockets to victory. In fact, Stoudemire thinks Harden’s 6-of-6 free-throw shooting line in the final period was something out of..." November 25

  • 1d
    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Steve Kerr says Andrew Bogut is likely to play tonight, but David Lee is still not ready. #warriors #heat

  • 1d
    canishoopus @canishoopus

    Timberwolves Guard Kevin Martin Undergoes Wrist Surgery, Out 6-8 Weeks http://t.co/lAzZdQvSBU

  • 1d
    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Chris Andersen (sprained ankle) has been ruled out of tonight’s game vs the Golden State Warriors. Spo: “He will be out for awhile.”

  • Zoran Dragic in Phoenix Was No Favor to Goran

    Basketball Insiders "While brothers playing in the NBA isn’t neccesarily a rare thing, having two brothers actually play for the same team for an extended period of time in the regular season is pretty rare. Of course, you wouldn’t know that looking at the Phoenix Suns’ roster, since they’ve got not one but two..." November 25

  • Carmelo: Dwight ‘tried extremely hard’ in Rockets recruitment

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he has no regrets about turning down the Rockets this summer, but acknowledged he took “a long, deep look at it’’ after Dwight Howard sold him hard. Anthony made his first trip back to Houston on Monday since his ballyhooed recruiting visit July 2, when he met with the..." November 25

  • Heat add center Hassan Whiteside, release Shannon Brown

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In a bid to bolster their power rotation, while at the same time thinning their perimeter rotation, the Miami Heat on Monday signed 7-foot center Hassan Whiteside and released guard Shannon Brown. The move with Whiteside, who had been playing with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League,..." November 25

  • Wizards veterans step up to fill void left by latest injury to Nene

    Washington Post "Drew Gooden III has played for 10 teams over his 13 years in the NBA, so when Wizards Coach Randy Wittman turned to him Saturday night in Milwaukee with Washington’s front court suddenly shorthanded, the fact that he hadn’t played in more than two weeks didn’t give him a moment’s pause. “I did..." November 25

  • 1d
    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Cavs, Bulls, Wizards, Spurs among the 7 teams interested in Ray Allen. Allen's in Miami, keeping himself in shape

  • Memphis Grizzilies GM Chris Wallace: "We have every intention of re-signing Marc Gasol."

    CLNS Radio "The Memphis Grizzlies have been a perennial playoff team, and contender the last four years. This week on Celtics Beat Larry H. Russell gets a chance to talk to Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace about his days in Boston and how he built the Memphis Grizzlies. Is there any specific..." November 24

  • Jeff Green: Trade rumor is false

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green stressed after Sunday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers that any frustration he is experiencing is merely a factor of Boston's early-season struggles and does not represent unhappiness with the organization. Green said he received a text directing him to an..." November 24

  • 2d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    One intriguing option, if Nets wait 'til Dec. 15 when trade market expands, is said to be AK-47 back to Utah for Jeremy Evans/Toure Murry

  • Kobe Bryant close to passing Michael Jordan on NBA all-time scoring list

    Los Angeles Times "Despite denying it, Kobe Bryant considers it highly important to pass Michael Jordan's career scoring mark. So says one of Bryant's closest ex-teammates. Bryant is only 218 points from passing Jordan for third on the NBA all-time list after scoring 27 on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets. "I..." November 24

  • Kevin Love: The Cavaliers 'must win' their game against the Magic

    Orlando Sentinel "Just how important is tonight’s matchup against the Orlando Magic to the Cleveland Cavaliers? Important enough that Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love labeled the game a “must win” for the Cavs. “I don’t think we expected to be 5-7 at this point, but we also didn’t expect it to be easy,”..." November 24

  • 2d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard out again tonight.

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook practice, participate in non-contact drills on Saturday

    The Oklahoman "As expected, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant participated in practice Saturday, joining their Thunder teammates in select portions of non-contact drills. Both are said to be progressing from their respective injuries on schedule. “They looked good,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks...." November 24

  • 2d
    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Hibbert (sprained left ankle) is out for tonight's game. Miles (sore right calf) is questionable. Stuckey (sprained left wrist) is probable.

  • LeBron James was right: Cavaliers need more time

    USA Today "LeBron James is a realist. At times a cynic. But not a skeptic or a pessimist. The four-time NBA MVP knew when he decided in July to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers that turning the team into a championship contender demanded patience, more patience than anything else in his 12-year pro..." November 24

  • Pelicans' Gordon out Indefinitely with shoulder injury

    NBA.com "The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Eric Gordon will be out indefinitely with a left shoulder injury. An MRI revealed Gordon suffered a torn labrum as a result of the left shoulder subluxation injury that occurred Saturday night at Utah. Gordon will undergo further evaluation..." November 24

  • Free agent market for Jeff Green is as strong ‘if not stronger’ than it is for Rajon Rondo

    CSN New England "Inside the visiting locker room at the FedEx forum in Memphis, Jeff Green sat at his locker stall visibly dejected. The Celtics had shown flashes of great play only to once again come up short in a 117-100 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday night. It was Boston's fourth loss in their past five..." November 24

  • Explaining the sudden fall of Nets’ Mason Plumlee

    New York Post "After Mason Plumlee exceeded expectations as a rookie and was a surprise selection for Team USA’s entry in the FIBA World Cup this summer, he entered his second NBA season looking to build off both experiences and become a key contributor for the Nets under new coach Lionel Hollins. But things..." November 24

  • 2d
    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Greg Oden attending #Cavs game but not interested in comeback right now. "I have to deal with other stuff first," he said. "Life stuff."

  • LeBron James says Cavs 'fragile'

    ESPN.com "With so much of the season still left to be played, it would be too early to say the Cleveland Cavaliers have hit a breaking point after a 110-93 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night dropped them to 5-7. But LeBron James says the state of the Cavs is delicate at this early..." November 24

  • Bryant says he took large enough discount for Lakers to contend

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant wants the Lakers to contend for championships. Yes, even after he signed a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension that makes him the NBA’s highest-paid player, though a deal below his potential max salary. There are a few arguments here, and while they’re related, they’re..." November 23

  • Mark Cuban: No betting 'hypocritical'

    ESPN.com "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban strongly agreed with NBA commissioner Adam Silver's opinion that sports betting should be legalized throughout the United States, predicting it would happen within three to five years. In an op-ed piece in the New York Times earlier this month, Silver lobbied..." November 23

  • Eric Bledsoe on flagrant foul he took from Nerlens Noel: ‘They did it on purpose’

    CSN Philly "Eric Bledsoe knew the Sixers were coming after him. “They were telling me before if I came into the paint they were going to do something dirty,” Bledsoe said. “I did it on purpose.” Thirty seconds into Friday’s game between the Sixers and Suns, Bledsoe drove into the paint, where he was met..." November 23

  • Pacers coach Frank Vogel: ‘very unlikely’ that Paul George plays this year

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George expects to hit a huge milestone in the coming weeks – he will be cleared to run on a basketball court with the speed of a middle-aged man. Though George has recently posted teasers to a documentary about his comeback from a severe broken leg injury,..." November 23

NBA Forum Top 5

  1. James Harden Defense Thread!!!!!
    Last post: rhino17
  2. Depth or Big 3?
    Last post: IndyRealist
  3. 11/26 | NBA GameThread
    Last post: zn23
  4. NBA2K Nostalgia teams
    Last post: Method28
  5. Higher potential: Noel, Randle or Gordon
    Last post: 2-ONE-5