• Derrick Rose reportedly meeting with Cleveland Cavaliers in Ohio on Monday

    CBS Sports "Free-agent guard Derrick Rose will meet with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of reports he's been discussing a deal with the club, ESPN reported Monday. Along with Monday's meeting in Ohio, which accompanied a report he's in serious discussions on a one-year, 2.1 million deal with..." July 24

  • LeBron James will not waive his no-trade clause for Cavs

    ESPN "No matter the reconstruction of the Cleveland Cavaliers' roster, no matter the potential for heightened inner turmoil, no matter the win-loss record, and with or without Kyrie Irving, LeBron James will not waive his no-trade clause for any teams at any point during the 2017-18 season, league..." July 24

  • Pacers GM Backed out of Paul George to Cavs, Kevin Love to Nuggets Trade

    Bleacher Report "Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard reportedly backed out of a three-team trade with the Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers that would have sent Paul George to Cleveland and Kevin Love to the Denver Nuggets, according to a report Saturday by Ramona Shelburne, Dave McMenamin and..." July 23

  • Kings have no interest in De'Aaron Fox-for-Kyrie Irving swap

    CSN Bay Area "The rumor mill never takes a day off. De’Aaron Fox and his Sacramento teammates were hit with a new round of speculation Sunday morning when a report broke out of Cleveland regarding the Kings interest in All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. According to Sam Amico, the Kings are expected to offer..." July 23

  • Lakers Front Office Has Been in Full Paul George and LeBron Mode From the "Day They Took Over"

    The Big Lead "We’ve been on LeBron-to-the-Lakers for over a month now, but Cavs fans kept burying their heads in the sand, thinking it was too long of a shot to be discussed. Here we are, a month after my appearance on the Herd, and Cleveland is imploding. Jimmy Butler briefly wanted to play in Cleveland …..." July 23

  • Kyrie Irving upset he was included in George, Butler trade talks

    CBS Sports "Kyrie Irving's request to be traded seemingly came out of nowhere, but his unhappiness with the Cavaliers had apparently been building for some time. According to Ramona Shelburne, Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Irving was upset with the Cavs when he heard that he was included in..." July 23

  • ‘Those letters got me thru’: A U.S. soldier’s young pen pal grew up to be a Laker

    Washington Post "Fourteen years ago, 10-year-old Larry Nance Jr. exchanged letters as part of a pen pal program with United States soldier Bianca Snow, who was stationed overseas. Nance, now a 24-year-old forward with the Los Angeles Lakers, never met Snow, but he may get the chance to do so this season after she..." July 23

  • Did Cavaliers dropping David Griffin lead to Kyrie Irving’s trade request?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he had the NBA’s hardest coaching job. Following that thinking, former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin might have had the most difficult front-office job. Not only did he face the same championship-or-bust pressure and oversee the same players (and their..." July 23

  • Draymond Green and Conor McGregor Trade Shots on Instagram

    Complex "The WWE-style trash talking about the upcoming boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather isn’t merely between the two fighters. NBA Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors has joined the fray. Fellow players such as the now-retired Paul Pierce can..." July 23

  • Kyrie Irving unhappy with LeBron James’ style of play

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving has asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to explore the possibility of trading him, and not wanting to play with LeBron James appears to be his motivation for the request. Some of that likely has to do with LeBron stealing the spotlight, but apparently Irving isn’t thrilled with the way..." July 23

  • Kyrie Irving's Camp Believes LeBron James Leaked Trade

    Complex "Kyrie Irving's desire to get out of Cleveland could have a dramatic impact on the future of the Cavaliers, particularly because they're in an impossible spot with regards to the trade market. A max-level player in the prime of his career is insanely valuable, but few teams are looking to make..." July 23

  • Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder & the Nets #1 Pick in 2018?

    The Big Lead "Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland, and the first thing everyone needs to remember is that in today’s NBA, teams never get fair value when their star wants out of town. The most recent examples include: Boogie Cousins in Sacramento. Paul George in Indiana. I’ve got Irving as the 14th..." July 23

  • Dwyane Wade to be honored with 'Human Spirit' award by Hall of Fame

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has been named one of three 2017 recipients of the Mannie Jackson Basketball's Human Spirit Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The award, according to the Hall, "honors individuals who have found the game of basketball to be a..." July 23

  • A Latvian kid got Kristaps Porzingis to clarify his Knicks future

    New York Post "Although Latvian journalists were instructed not to query Kristaps Porzingis about the Knicks travails during training camp for the European Championships, a kid camper had no such restrictions. Last weekend at a basketball camp in Latvia attended by about 250 children, one youngster asked..." July 23

  • Clippers assistant GM Gerald Madkins to join Knicks in same role

    New York Daily News "The Knicks appear to be making their first significant front office hire under new general manager Scott Perry. According to Marc J. Spears of ESPN, former NBA player Gerald Madkins will be leaving the Clippers to become the Knicks’ new assistant GM, the same role he had been in with the..." July 23

  • LaVar Ball gets technical at AAU game, pulls team off the court

    USA Today High School Sports "LaVar Ball got a technical foul and pulled his Big Ballers AAU team off the court in a bizarre scene Saturday at the Double Pump Best of Summer Tournament in California. The playoff game was ruled a forfeit after Big Ballers left in the second half and Clutch Players Navy was awarded the win...." July 23

  • Cavs rejected Paul George deal & lost out on Chris Paul because of Kyrie Irving

    The Sports Daily "It would be an understatement to say that Kyrie Irving has put the Cleveland Cavaliers in a tough spot. Usually in late July, when summer league is ending and the free agency frenzy has dried up, basketball typically takes a back seat to baseball and the start of football training camp...." July 23

  • LeBron James seems to respond to Kyrie Irving’s trade request

    Sportsnaut "LeBron James remained silent on Friday following reports surfacing that teammate Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The request in and of itself seemingly stems from Irving no longer wanting to play second fiddle to James. On Saturday, James himself took to Snapchat as..." July 23

  • Knicks talking deal with Damyean Dotson after his impressive Summer League performance

    New York Daily News "Following the impressive Summer League for Damyean Dotson, the Knicks have started discussions on a deal with the 23-year-old wing, sources told the Daily News. Dotston (6-7, 202 pounds) was drafted 44th overall last month by the Knicks out of the University of Houston, and wowed scouts in..." July 23

  • James Dolan’s MSG threatens to sue Steve Ballmer’s Los Angeles Clippers

    Daily Breeze "Owners of The Forum concert venue filed a claim for damages Wednesday against the city of Inglewood for quietly entering into a deal to build a new Los Angeles Clippers arena just down the street. The Madison Square Garden Co. claims Inglewood Mayor James Butts used a bait-and-switch strategy..." July 23

  • Kyrie Irving requested trade in June, wanted to join Bulls

    Yardbarker "Until the Cleveland Cavaliers either trade him or Kyrie Irving drops his request to be dealt, there’s going to be a ton of drama in Ohio. That much was made real on Friday after a stunning report came out that Irving demanded a trade. More than anything, it seems Irving simply doesn’t want to..." July 23

  • Joel Embiid: I'd Wear Big Baller Shoes ... For $1 Billion!

    TMZ "Joel Embiid just offered an olive branch to LaVar Ball ... but peace comes with three commas. With the war raging between Embiid and Lonzo Ball's dad, we asked the Philadelphia 76ers star if there was ANY way he'd ever rock a pair of ZO2s on the hardwood this season. There is one way --..." July 23

  • Knicks GM Scott Perry dishes on how soul food creates a winner

    New York Post "Q: From an intangible standpoint, describe the perfect Scott Perry basketball player. A: Tough … competitive … intelligent … would do anything it takes to win. Q: How would you characterize your managerial style? A: I would say that I’m open … focused … collaborative … engaged to people that..." July 23

  • Jared Sullinger battling to keep his weight down, get back in the NBA

    Columbus Dispatch "Jared Sullinger has no problem using the F-word. Fat. Ask the out-of-work NBA player — the Phoenix Suns cut him in February — and the one-time Ohio State center from Northland speaks openly on the subject. I know, because I asked him. “You look like you’re down to, what, 240?” I asked,..." July 23

  • Adam Silver 'Lonzo's Game Trumps LaVar's Talk ... Dude Can Play'

    TMZ "NBA commissioner Adam Silver is showin' mad love for Lonzo Ball ... saying it's Zo's game -- not his dad, LaVar's big mouth -- that has the whole league buzzin'. We talked to Silver -- one of the coolest guys in all of sports -- about all the talk surrounding the Ball family ... and he says he..." July 23

  • Warriors' Bell calls out site for selling fake game-worn jersey

    USA Today "Former Oregon forward Jordan Bell was drafted by the Bulls in the second round this year, but then the Warriors made a deal with Chicago to have him join their championship squad as the only rookie. So now the 22-year-old is getting a bit more attention than he would have if he had stayed on the..." July 23

  • Details of 3-team trade between Cavs, Knicks and Suns discussed

    Cavs Nation "The moment news broke that fan favorite Kyrie Irving asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him, rumors on potential trades involving Irving started to circulate. One name that kept popping up in the rumor mill was Carmelo Anthony, the All-Star forward of the New York Knicks. However, a..." July 22

  • Magic Johnson expects Brandon Ingram to lead Lakers in scoring, hit 20 ppg next year

    Yardbarker "You certainly can’t accuse Magic Johnson of selling his players short. In a feature earlier this week on Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram by Mark Medina of the LA Daily News, Johnson laid out his lofty expectations of the 19-year-old for the 2017-18 season. “I expect him to lead us..." July 22

  • Andrew Wiggins Set to Become Highest-Paid Canadian Athlete

    Complex "Minnesota Timberwolves star, Andrew Wiggins, is on the verge of signing a monster deal. According to reports from ESPN this week, it looks like the team is ready to lock up the 2014 first-overall pick to a five-year deal worth a whopping $148 million. The hefty contract would immediately make..." July 22

  • Knicks have best odds at landing Kyrie Irving, per bookmaker

    Clutch Points "Kyrie Irving is becoming the main story of this offseason. The All-Star guard reportedly asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him. This request was apparently made because Irving does not want to be a second fiddle anymore, and wants to be the focal point of a franchise. After the original..." July 22

  • Marcus Morris after Kyrie Irving trade request: Just don’ go to Golden State

    Boston "On Friday, Kyrie Irving rocked the NBA when ESPN revealed that the Cavaliers guard requested to be traded in a recent meeting with team owner Dan Gilbert. The 25-year-old reportedly gave Cleveland a quartet of preferable destinations: New York, Miami, San Antonio, and Minnesota. In case..." July 22

  • Steve Ballmer bothered by sharing town with Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Clippers have managed to surpass the Lakers in terms of success over the past few years, but they still remain the secondary team in Los Angeles behind the ever-popular Purple and Gold. Team owner Steve Ballmer, who bought the franchise three years ago, recently acknowledged that competing..." July 22

  • Kings finally waive rights to 44-year-old European player they drafted in 1995

    Pro Basketball Talk "Back in 1995 — while you were listening to Coolio rap “Gangster’s Paradise,” watching the O.J. Simpson trial, and using your cell phone to actually make calls — Sacramento Kings GM Geoff Petrie used a late second round pick on Dejan Bodiroga. The Serbian point forward — who played for the..." July 22

  • Melo 'focused on' move to Rockets amid Irving trade rumors

    New York Daily News "The best news of the Knicks’ terrible offseason is that an actual All Star has included them among the teams he’d prefer to be traded to. It’s a good start. Now, this could mean that Kyrie Irving either doesn’t have cable television or perhaps news just travels slowly in the Midwest. The..." July 22

  • Breaking down Kyrie Irving’s four preferred trade destinations

    Sportsnet "Kyrie Irving is ready to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and the bonafide scorer already has an idea of where he’d like to play next. While the Cavaliers are free to trade Irving to wherever they please, the four-time all-star and former NBA Champion has listed the New York Knicks, Miami Heat,..." July 22

  • Pistons' Stanley Johnson: 'It’s time to shine, it’s time to do my thing'

    Detroit Free Press "The building housing one of the country’s premier workout facilities is nondescript. Situated in a gentrifying neighborhood a couple of blocks from a beachfront nestled against the Pacific Ocean, a couple of art studios are across the street from Peak Performance Project (P3). To the right..." July 22

  • Kyrie Irving reportedly considered requesting trade after Cavs won title

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving’s discontent with the Cleveland Cavaliers had apparently been festering for even longer than we had thought. In his original report about Irving asking out of Cleveland, Brian Windhorst of ESPN also reveals the All-Star guard considered asking for a trade from the Cavs after they..." July 22

  • Nate Robinson hoping to return to NBA

    USA Today "Nate Robinson is still trying to make his NBA comeback. The 33-year-old guard, who hasn't played in the league since October of 2015, has been using social media to remind LeBron Jamesand others that he wants another chance and is more than ready. So far, he hasn't been signed, but he has..." July 22

  • Cavaliers had Kyrie Irving trade ‘on the table’ before NBA Draft

    Sportsnaut "Kyrie Irving has reportedly told the Cleveland Cavaliers that he wants to be traded. If he had done so earlier, the trade might have already happened. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com speculated that Irving might have helped the Cavs acquire either Paul George or Jimmy Butler, who have since been..." July 22

  • Kyrie Irving Once Told a Bunch of Kids He Wouldn't Leave Cleveland Like LeBron Did

    The Big Lead "Kyrie Irving asked the Cleveland Cavaliers for a trade because he doesn’t want to play alongside LeBron James anymore and wants to go somewhere he can be the focal point of the offense. Apparently taking more shots than the best player on [flat] Earth just isn’t enough. While that alone is a..." July 22

  • Thunder vet Nick Collison signs 1-year deal, leaves the door open for another season

    The Oklahoman "Nick Collison finalized a 1-year deal on Friday. Could there be another one coming? rik Horne Published: July 21, 2017 2:34 PM CDT Updated: July 21, 2017 2:41 PM CDT 89 shares 2 Nick Collison, pictured here in April 2016, hasn't ruled out playing another season after his 1-year deal...." July 22

  • LaMelo Ball joins LaVar in trying to sway LeBron James to join the Lakers

    USA Today "Chino Hills guard LaMelo Ball, the younger brother of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, must’ve been reading NBA news on Friday because he sent out this tweet expressing his excitement over the possibility that three-time champ LeBron James could join his big bro’s team. Those emojis translate to..." July 22

  • Well, the Cavs Should Trade LeBron Now

    The Sports Post "There were several moments during the offseason in which the Cavaliers beating the Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals was feasible. When Jimmy Butler was available, it was feasible. When Paul George was available, it was feasible. Hell, if you really squint, before the Rockets got Chris Paul and..." July 22

  • Knicks’ new GM hasn’t even met with owner James Dolan yet

    New York Post "When James Dolan said he would continue to not be involved in the day-to-day operations of the Knicks he apparently meant it. Newly hired general manager Scott Perry said on ESPN that he and the team’s owner have yet to cross paths. “I have not met with [Dolan] yet, but I’m looking forward to..." July 22

  • John Wall agrees to four-year, $170 million contract extension with Wizards

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Washington Wizards' long-term future is now a lot clearer, as superstar point guard John Wall agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $170 million. David Aldridge first reported the news. Wall, 26, re-ups with the Wizards through the 2022-23 season. By the time it expires he will be..." July 21

  • Knicks Interested In Trading Carmelo, Future First Picks To Cavs For Kyrie Irving

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have strong interest in trading for Kyrie Irving. New York is willing to include Carmelo Anthony and future first round picks but Kristaps Porzingis is considered untouchable. Irving has listed the Knicks as one of the teams he would have interest in being traded to..." July 21

  • Report: Cavaliers ‘disturbed’ Kyrie Irving trade request became public

    Larry Brown Sports "Nothing is going the Cleveland Cavaliers’ way when it comes to the mess Kyrie Irving is putting them in. According to Chris B. Haynes of ESPN, the Cavaliers are “disturbed” that news of Irving requesting a trade has gone public, fearing that it could impact trade talks." July 21

  • Bucks, Suns have reportedly reached out to Cavs about Kyrie Irving

    Black Sports Online "After the shocking news of a closed- door meeting with the Cav’s that resulted in the announcement of Kyrie Irving’s desire to leave Cleveland. You can bet your life savings that, the calls are pouring in. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ phone number just may be on speed dial for several NBA teams all..." July 21

  • Kyrie Irving said little to reassure Cavs fans that LeBron James won't leave next year

    Chicago Tribune "As Cleveland fans already know, supporting their hometown teams isn't always easy, so that the Cavaliers are going through what one might call a rough patch at the moment isn't exactly revelatory. However, because the current uncertainty involves whether the city's basketball savior LeBron..." July 21

  • LeBron James Reportedly Letting Cavaliers Handle Kyrie Irving Trade Request

    Bleacher Report "With the Cleveland Cavaliers possibly being forced to seek a trade partner for point guard Kyrie Irving, LeBron James is going to let the front office take the lead in granting the All-Star's demands. ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported Friday that Irving asked the Cavs to be traded during a..." July 21