• Warriors owner confident Curry, Durant will re-sign in free agency

    CBS Sports "With the signing of Kevin Durant last summer, the Warriors were especially busy re-tooling their roster after losing in the NBA Finals. But with Durant possibly opting out of his contract and Stephen Curry becoming a free agent, Golden State will be busier than ever this upcoming..." January 20

  • Earl Watson: Tyson Chandler is ‘not going anywhere’

    Larry Brown Sports "Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson is throwing cold water on the idea that Tyson Chandler will be traded to facilitate a second-half youth movement. Watson said on Thursday that the veteran seven-footer is “not going anywhere,” per Spencer Davies of 16 Wins A Ring. The 34-year-old Chandler,..." January 20

  • Courtney Lee blames Wizards coach for interference on crucial play

    SI "You would need three sheets of looseleaf paper to list each thing that’s bedeviled the New York Knicks in the last three seasons alone. They’ve been duped by rival executives, torched by a wide variety of opposing players—from LeBron James to Jimmer Fredette—and stumbled over themselves monthly...." January 20

  • Spurs' Popovich ejected for berating official

    The Big Lead "Gregg Popovich is never afraid to share his opinion and on Thursday night that got him in trouble with an NBA official Thursday night. With his San Antonio Spurs locked in a tight battle with the Denver Nuggets late in the second quarter, Popovich got into it with referee Bennie Adams. Pop was..." January 20

  • Emmanuel Mudiay apologizes for mocking Gregg Popovich ejection

    Larry Brown Sports "Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay had a funny moment during Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, but he ended up apologizing for it later. Popovich was ejected from the game late in the second quarter, and Mudiay was right there working alongside the referee to give Pop the..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • Spurs lose center Pau Gasol indefinitely with broken left hand

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol is out indefinitely after fracturing the fourth metacarpal on his left hand prior to the club's matchup on Thursday against the Denver Nuggets at the AT&T Center. The Spurs announced the injury during the second quarter of their game against the..." January 20

  • Ricky Rubio seems to support trade out of Minnesota

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves and point guard Ricky Rubio appear to be headed for an inevitable divorce. Spanish reporter Antonio Martin Guirado caught up with Rubio Thursday on the campus of UCLA, where the Wolves were practicing ahead of their game against the Los Angeles Clippers that night. In..." January 19

  • Kings Confirm Full Rupture Of Left Achilles Tendon For Rudy Gay

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gay has suffered a full rupture of his left Achilles tendon and will undergo surgery. Gay underwent an MRI on Thursday to confirm the injury suffered on Wednesday." January 19

  • Hassan Whiteside Says Lack of Popularity Affecting All-Star Votes Read

    SLAM Online "Hassan Whiteside thinks the NBA All-Star voting process is little more than a gimmicky popularity contest. Whiteside says that if voters went just by the numbers, his selection to play in the big game next month would be a no-brainer. Whiteside, who leads the League with 14.3 boards per..." January 19

  • Wade's future with Bulls may hinge on Butler

    ESPN "As Dwyane Wade waits to see which direction the Bulls' front office goes in advance of next month's trade deadline, the future Hall of Famer told ESPN that Jimmy Butler's future will play a large part in whether he decides to stay in Chicago. Sources told ESPN that there continues to be debate..." January 19

  • Joel Embiid Is The Next Shaq, At Least According To One NBA Head Coach

    Dime Magazine "For a brief moment, it seemed as if all our All-Star hopes for Joel Embiid had been dashed. On Wednesday, Charles Barkley told a morning radio show that he had a list of the NBA All-Star Game starters, and he would be announcing them on Thursday night’s edition of Inside the NBA. Barkley also..." January 19

  • Whenever Rajon Rondo's playing career ends, goal is clear: NBA head coach

    Chicago Tribune "Minutes after the Mavericks' dramatic victory over the Bulls late Tuesday, coach Rick Carlisle explained why he didn't call a timeout in the waning seconds between Jimmy Butler's go-ahead basket and Wesley Matthews' 3-point game-winner. "It creates unpredictability," Carlisle said. "Plus,..." January 19

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Kemba Walker on if he should be an All-Star: ‘Not really, if you ask me’

    Larry Brown Sports "Add Kemba Walker’s name to the list of players downplaying the importance of the NBA All-Star Game. After his Charlotte Hornets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers by the final of 107-85 on Wednesday, Walker responded rather matter-of-factly to a question about if he thinks he should be an..." January 19

  • Trade market for Suns forward P.J. Tucker is robust

    Arizona Sports "With the NBA trade deadline just about a month away, one Phoenix Suns player is garnering a lot of interest from contending teams. Let’s call the market for soon to be free agent PJ Tucker robust. According to my NBA sources, the Clippers, Bulls, Cavaliers, Timberwolves and Hawks all have..." January 19

  • NBA to review Zaza Pachulia-Russell Westbrook incident, report says

    Sporting News "The NBA plans to look into Wednesday night's ‎hard foul by the Warriors' Zaza Pachulia on Thunder guard Russell Westbrook as well as Westbrook's postgame vow to "get his ass back," ESPN reported Thursday, citing unidentified league sources. As a matter of routine, the NBA reviews all flagrant..." January 19

  • Chris Paul says he once got crossed over by Barack Obama in pickup game

    The Comeback "The 44th Commander-in-Chief is about to pass the torch to his successor on Friday as Barack Obama’s second term as President of the United States comes to a close. As it does, people like Clippers guard Chris Paul are remembering memorable moments with the outgoing President. Obama has said he..." January 19

  • Have the Golden State Warriors become Kevin Durant’s team?

    Fox Sports "The Warriors already had the NBA’s back-to-back MVP, Stephen Curry, when they added the man who preceded him in winning the award, Kevin Durant, this summer. Add in Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala, and you have a lot of star power on one team, yet there..." January 19

  • Cavaliers' Korver enjoying life on team that often ended his playoffs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Since joining the Cleveland Cavaliers during their longest road trip of the season, Kyle Korver has encountered plenty of firsts. He played his first game with the Cavaliers Tuesday in Utah. He went through his first shootaround on Friday morning in Sacramento and buried his first 3-pointer..." January 19

  • Rockets GM Daryl Morey had no idea James Harden would become so good

    Larry Brown Sports "There’s a strong argument to be made that James Harden is one of the five best players in the NBA today. Back in 2012, the Houston Rockets took a chance on the 23-year-old guard, who at the time was an immensely talented sixth man for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets were prepared to..." January 19

  • Are Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant on speaking terms after apparent conversation? Westbrook: ‘Nah’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook deleted Kevin Durant‘s goodbye text and, months later, told the whole world they still hadn’t talked. That apparently changed during the Warriors’ win over the Thunder yesterday – though not if you ask Westbrook. Westbrook dunked in the third quarter, and according to ESPN..." January 19

  • Ben Simmons could debut for 76ers after All-Star break

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons could make his much-anticipated NBA debut shortly after the All-Star break, league sources told ESPN. Barring a setback in his recovery, sources say the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft has a chance to take the hardwood near March. There..." January 19

  • Kings say Gay suffered torn Achilles

    ABC News "The Kings announced Wednesday night that veteran forward Rudy Gay suffered a suspected torn left Achilles tendon in the third quarter of Sacramento's 106-100 loss to the? Indiana Pacers?at home.? An MRI has been scheduled for Thursday to confirm the team's preliminary diagnosis of a torn..." January 19

  • Kevin Durant: Outside world making Thunder rivalry bigger than it is

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant has always downplayed the bad feelings between himself and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and in his mind, outside observers continue to make much more of it than is really happening. Durant told Michael Lee of the Vertical that his rivalry with Russell Westbrook isn’t nearly as big a..." January 19

  • Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis to have MRI, doesn't know when he'll return

    New York Daily News "Believing all along he'd recover faster, Kristaps Porzingis instead suffered a setback with his Achilles injury Monday, missed his fourth straight game Wednesday, and is now scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday. Porzingis isn't too concerned about the "pinch" in his Achilles, which he said..." January 19

  • Thunder's Russell Westbrook says he'll get Warriors' Zaza Pachulia back

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook isn't pleased with Zaza Pachulia. After the Golden State Warriors' 121-100 victory against the Thunder on Wednesday, in which the center gave Westbrook a flagrant foul and then stood over him, Westbrook told reporters that he'll get revenge..." January 19

  • Bucks' Middleton could return before All-Star break

    Basketball Insiders "The Milwaukee Bucks are increasingly hopeful injured swingman Khris Middleton could return to the floor in early- to mid-February, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com the Bucks think Middleton, who suffered a hamstring tear just days before the season began, “has a chance” to..." January 19

  • Carmelo Anthony sounds annoyed after ‘short’ meeting with Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he’s done wondering what Knicks management thinks of him and wants to be more “focused’’ on guiding his teammates through this crisis than being any further off-the-court distraction. Anthony provided scant insight Wednesday into his meeting the day prior with Knicks..." January 18

  • Members of Knicks organization want to part ways with Carmelo Anthony

    ESPN "“Carmelo, as great a player as he is, still has another level he can go to. And I hope together, with the team we create, he can get there." These were Phil Jackson’s words on the day he took over as New York Knicks president. Jackson described Carmelo Anthony that day as one of the top scorers..." January 18

  • The Knicks are stuck with Carmelo Anthony, so they need Chris Paul

    Fox Sports "Regardless of whether the New York Knicks want to get out from under his massive contract, Carmelo Anthony probably isn’t going anywhere. That’s according to FOX Sports NBA insider Chris Broussard, who joined Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe on FS1’s Undisputed Wednesday to make one thing very..." January 18

  • Tristan Thompson Just Using Khloe For More Social Media Followers & Potential Endorsement Deals

    Black Sports Online "Tristan Thompson plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Normally when you Google an athlete things about the sport they play come up, even if it is off the court things it still is connected to the sport. What happens when you google Tristan Thompson now? This isn’t uncommon for athletes who..." January 18

  • Ty Lue says Draymond Green ‘wanted to send a message’ with flagrant foul on LeBron

    Fox Sports "Midway through the second quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, Draymond Green collided with LeBron James and was whistled for a flagrant foul for his actions. It probably should have been only a common foul, but given Green’s history and..." January 18

  • Sixers to consider run at Jrue Holiday this summer

    Larry Brown Sports "Could the Philadelphia 76ers be throwing it back to the pre-Process days? According to a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN on Wednesday, the Sixers “will take a hard look” at New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday this summer in free agency. The 26-year-old Holiday, who is averaging 13.9..." January 18

  • Did Charles Barkley just reveal Joel Embiid wasn't picked as an NBA All-Star starter?

    Philly.com "The voting deadline for this year’s NBA All-Star Game ended at midnight on Monday, and for Sixers phenom Joel Embiid to make the cut, he needed to be among the top three in fan votes in the Eastern Conference. At one point, the NBA released voting results showing Embiid closing in on Cleveland..." January 18

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are reportedly still not on speaking terms

    CBS Sports "The adage "time heals all wounds," does not apply to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. At least not yet. Since Durant decided to sign with the Warriors in the offseason, the two sides have not been on speaking terms. This is likely because of how the partnership on the court ended. Durant..." January 18

  • Durant: Harden could've been satisfied as OKC's 6th man

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant spent the weeks following the 2009 season scouting draft prospects. This was a monster moment for his young Thunder. The two Junes prior, Sam Presti nailed his top picks, selecting Durant second in 2007 and Russell Westbrook fourth in 2008. Hit on one more — right before the flood of..." January 18

  • Why Steph Curry and Kevin Durant haven't clicked -- yet

    ESPN "IN THE AFTERMATH of Golden State's Monday route of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Steve Kerr said, "I thought Steph was great. His energy was great, and he set the tone. I love that he took 20 shots." Then, the money phrase: "When he's aggressive, we go." As Kerr spoke, Klay Thompson leaned against..." January 18

  • Durant: Playing Thunder will never be a normal game for me

    ESPN "Round 2 of Kevin Durant's clash with his former Oklahoma City Thunder squad on Wednesday won't be any easier than his first meeting on Nov. 3, a game the Golden State Warriors won easily 122-96. "It's never going to be a regular game for me," Durant told ESPN in advance of his second go-around..." January 18

  • European star point guard Milos Teodosic says he wants to play in NBA. Eventually

    Sportando "Point guard Milos Teodosic will be free agent this summer when his contract with CSKA Moscow expires. The Serbian did not rule out re-signing with the EuroLeague reigning champions but also stated that he will play for sure in the NBA, even if he doesn’t know when yet. “2016 was my best..." January 18

  • Pelicans, Hawks had exploratory talks about Howard trade

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have found success playing Anthony Davis at center, but there are concerns about the physical toll it would take. Davis has frequently been hampered by minor injuries throughout his career that would likely get accentuated by playing against bigger and stronger..." January 18

  • Phil Jackson's friend, columnist defends his independence in wake of Melo criticism

    Fanrag Sports "It’s no secret that I’ve been a long-time friend and confidant of Phil Jackson. Nearly 34 years to be precise. I was his assistant and roommate on the road for three seasons when he coached the Albany Patroons in the Continental Basketball Association, plus we’ve done two books together. As..." January 18

  • When put on the spot, Kevin Durant hints that he'll re-sign with the Warriors

    CBS Sports "Although he just signed with the Warriors last offseason, Kevin Durant could potentially opt out of his contract and head elsewhere this upcoming summer. But similar to Stephen Curry, Duranthas no reason to leave this team, especially since he wants to play in their brand new arena. On hand for..." January 18

  • Popovich: 'We're not where we want to be'

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich pointed out his team "played a great 24 minutes" of basketball Tuesday during its 122-114 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. But for a 32-9 squad clinging to ever-present title aspirations at the halfway point in the season, Popovich and the Spurs need..." January 18

  • Nate Robinson wonders why PG-needy Cavs won't contact him

    Hybe Beast "Basketball has long been a land of giants, and rightfully so. When the object of the game is to place a leather ball into a hoop 10 feet off the ground, almost double the height of the average American male, it helps to be 6’7’’, which happens to be the average height of today’s NBA..." January 18

  • Hassan Whiteside continues to say he's being overlooked in NBA All-Star voting

    Miami Herald "Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside feels he is being overlooked in All-Star voting, so much so that he made an interesting claim on Tuesday. “You put my numbers up and just don’t put a face up there I feel like the (voting) numbers would be different,” said Whiteside, who dropped to 11th among..." January 18

  • NBA execs explain how Anthony Bennett and other NBA scouts failed so badly

    Sporting News "On Jan. 9, the Nets released struggling 23-year-old power forward Anthony Bennett after he sputtered along to five points per game on 41 percent shooting from the field. In most cases, NBA news like this would be just a footnote in a long day of transactions. Players get released and picked up..." January 18

  • Will Sixers' Ben Simmons play vs. Houston Rockets on ESPN?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Let the speculation begin. ESPN announced late Tuesday night that they would be broadcasting the Sixers' Jan. 27 game against the Houston Rockets, a surprising decision considering they originally had planned to broadcast the Miami Heat playing Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls. Shortly..." January 18

  • Hawks to trade Williams, sign Neal to 10-day contract

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks will trade Mo Williams to the Nuggets for the draft rights to Cenk Akyol, according to a person familiar with the situation. The move opens a roster spot that the Hawks will use to sign guard Gary Neal to a 10-day contract. The Hawks will also receive a $2.2 million traded player..." January 18