• Dwyane Wade’s cousin shot and killed in Chicago

    ESPN "A woman who was fatally shot while pushing a baby in a stroller on Chicago's South Side has been identified as a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. Authorities say Nykea Aldridge, 32, was killed when two males walked up and fired shots at a third man about 3:30 p.m. Friday. Police say the woman..." August 27

  • Kobe: ‘A real competitor’ would not be intimidated by Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant wouldn’t be scared of the Golden State Warriors, and he doesn’t think you should be either. Bryant appeared on Thursday’s edition of “The Jim Rome Show” and said he was happy for Kevin Durant, but he wouldn’t be scared of him and his teammates. “I was happy for him. This is..." August 26

  • Execs Don't Expect DeMarcus Cousins To Re-Sign With Kings In 2018

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarcus Cousins is expected by many around the NBA to leave the Sacramento Kings in 2018 when he's eligible for free agency. "They're fooling themselves if they think he's sticking around," said one league executive. "The good news for them is his value will always be high. There isn't a point..." August 26

  • John Wall Addresses Critics & Anonymous Sources Who Said He Watching People’s Pockets

    Black Sports Online "An article from The Ringer painted John Wall as a jealous teammate and player who was upset when people got better contracts and endorsements than him. All the sources were anonymous. After making a few comments on social media, Wall made an official comment via Bleacher Report’s..." August 26

  • Doug Collins Moving from Studio to Color, Hubie Brown Signs Multi-Year Extension With ESPN

    The Big Lead "As part of the new NBA rights package, ESPN is upping its broadcasts from about 90 games last year to 100 this upcoming season, and they are in the process of firming up their announcing teams. Two things we have learned from a source with knowledge of the discussions are that Doug Collins’..." August 26

  • Bill Walton Blames Only Himself For The Clippers Leaving San Diego After Just Six Seasons

    Dime Magazine "Why do sports franchises move or fold? Why don’t the Cleveland Barons exist anymore? Why did the Houston Oilers become the Tennessee Titans? Why did the San Diego Clippers move to Los Angeles in 1984 after just six seasons spent in Southern California? Bill Walton has an answer for that last one...." August 26

  • Thunder coach Donovan says he was optimistic after Kevin Durant meeting

    CBS Sports "Billy Donovan did not go as far as saying that he thought Kevin Durant would definitely re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency, but the coach told The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski that he felt good about their chances after their meeting. From The Vertical Podcast: "I don't..." August 26

  • Carmelo makes bodega run in monogrammed bathrobe

    New York Post "Call Carmelo Anthony a robe warrior. The Knicks star strolled to a New York City convenience store with his family wearing what appears to be just a white robe with “Melo” embroidered on it in silver and a red and black Olympic baseball cap. Anthony’s wife, La La, captured the outing on her..." August 26

  • Billy Donovan discusses how he managed Serge Ibaka's desire for an expanded role

    The Oklahoman "Thunder coach Billy Donovan touched on a variety of subjects on The Vertical podcast published Friday. Among the most interesting was the use of Serge Ibaka in the Western Conference semifinals against San Antonio. In March, Ibaka admitted he sometimes was frustrated with his role in the..." August 26

  • Jazz Waive Kendall Marshall

    Hoops Rumors "As expected, the Jazz have waived newly-acquired point guard Kendall Marshall, the team announced today in a press release. Utah’s tweets announcing the trade for Marshall and the point guard’s release came 25 minutes apart, so the former 13th overall pick was officially a member of the Jazz for..." August 26

  • Jazz Trade Tibor Pleiss To 76ers For Kendall Marshall In Salary Dump

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for Tibor Pleiss, two second round picks and cash. The Jazz plan to waive Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed." August 26

  • Report: Spurs trying to sign Argentina's Nicolas Laprovittola

    CBS Sports "The San Antonio Spurs could have three members of Argentina's national team on their roster next season. They are "actively lobbying" point guard Nicolas Laprovittola to come to the NBA, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The Spurs, of course, already employ Argentinian legend Manu Ginobili. They..." August 26

  • Phil Jackson could've traded for Jae Crowder in 2014

    Barstool Sports Chicago "From the latest Phil Jackson chronicles on Today’s Fastbreak:“I don’t consider hiring Fish a mistake because he worked hard and got the guys to stay as positive as possible while the losses piled up. I think the biggest mistake I made was actually this…One of the first deals I engineered when I..." August 26

  • 5 blockbuster NBA trades that could threaten the Warriors' supremacy

    Fox Sports "Unless we do something drastic, friends, this NBA season will be extraordinarily boring. The only sources of drama are how quickly the Warriors will figure out how to play together — and whether the Cavs can somehow overcome the NBA's latest superteam in the Finals. But what if we made some..." August 26

  • Reggie Jackson doesn't think Pistons have a ceiling this year

    Detroit Free Press "Many basketball experts expect the Detroit Pistons to take the next step toward contention in the Eastern Conference next season. Reggie Jackson would agree with that. The 26-year-old Pistons point guard joined ex-Pistons "Bad Boy" Rick Mahorn and Tom Byrne on SiriusXM NBA Radio to discuss..." August 26

  • Suns plan to be 'major players' in 2017 free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns have swung big in free agency the previous couple years, chasing LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in 2014 and LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015. But 2016 appeared to be the year Phoenix really eyed. The Suns structured the contracts of multiple players – including Brandon Knight, Tyson..." August 26

  • Kobe has a perfect response for which number Lakers should retire

    CBS Sports "With the retirement of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant official, we now have few things to count down to with Kobe's post-career life. One of those things is his eventual induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. The other one is the Lakers' organization..." August 26

  • Thunder Fans Are Petitioning to Change Name of Durant, Okla., to ‘Westbrook’

    Complex "Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City devastated when he announced in July he would join the Golden State Warriors, leaving behind the franchise for which he had played for his first nine years in the NBA. Durant meant a lot to his city; Oklahoma would have even given him a governmental post if he’d..." August 25

  • John Wall reportedly bothered by Harden’s contract

    Larry Brown Sports "If John Wall is going to be jealous every time a player signs a contract that is worth more than his, the next three years are bound to be pretty frustrating for him. According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, Wall was “rankled” by the four-year, $118 million extension James Harden signed with..." August 25

  • NBA Insider Chris Broussard's contract expiring at ESPN

    Sporting News "The NBA free agent class just became more intriguing with the addition of a new player: ESPN's Chris Broussard. The NBA insider's current contract with ESPN expires in mid-September, said sources with knowledge of his deal. That could make the experienced, versatile Broussard a valuable free..." August 25

  • Corey Brewer: James Harden Will ‘Play Defense This Year’

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden’s, shall we say, lackadaisical effort on the defensive end has been the subject of ire in the NBA community for many years now. But Houston Rockets teammate Corey Brewer thinks Harden will soon be on his way towards putting that stigma behind him. In a recent appearance on ESPN’s..." August 25

  • Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol says he’s ready for next season

    Today's Fastbreak "In an interview with Spanish newspaper L’Esportiu, Memphis Grizzlies’ center Marc Gasol said that his foot injury has progressed well over the summer. “I’m really well and looking forward to starting [the season],” said Gasol. “I miss the competition, playing and enjoying basketball. All..." August 25

  • Report: Incentive bonuses in Yi Jianlian’s Lakers contract would septuple his salary if he plays 59 games

    Pro Basketball Talk "Yi Jianlian’s unconventional contract terms with the Lakers had slowly emerged. He’ll earn somewhere between $250,000 and $8 million next season, $1,139,123 just for remaining on the roster through Jan. 10. But that left a huge sum to unknown incentive bonuses. Now, they’re known. Yi can..." August 25

  • Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Star in New Nike Campaign

    Complex "To announce the launch of its fall tech pack, Nike brought a handful of Olympic athletes together to model the new collection. The new campaign features NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as well as tennis's Rafael Nadal, soccer player Neymar, and Argentine Rugby player Juan Martin..." August 25

  • It’s bickering, not beef, but John Wall and Bradley Beal still need to figure it out

    Washington Post "On Wednesday morning, many players on the Washington Wizards‘ roster woke up inside a five-star hotel overlooking a marina in California. An idyllic setting for team bonding — and a world away from Washington, where news of discord between the team’s two best players has once again bubbled to the..." August 25

  • Hassan Whiteside tweets his displeasure after being snubbed from NBA list

    Give Me Sport "Hassan Whiteside has come on leaps and bounds over the past couple of years and he has truly arrived as a dominant force in the NBA at the pivot. It hasn't always been smooth sailing for the 27-year-old, though. It was only just under two years ago that he found himself playing with the Iowa..." August 25

  • Kobe Hints That He Wants Lakers to Retire Both of His Numbers

    12 Up "​Happy Kobe Bryant Day, everybody! As difficult as Kobe was to manage in his playing days, the headaches may continue well after he has said his final farewells to the Lakers organization. Bryant's iconic number will be retired sooner rather than later, but thats already now a problem. Los..." August 25

  • James Harden organizes Rockets players-only minicamp

    Fox 26 Houston "For the second consecutive year Houston Rockets guard James Harden has organized a players-only minicamp scheduled for next week. Last September Harden had the Rockets players together for a minicamp in Los Angeles. "James is doing everything," said Corey Brewer, Rockets guard/forward. "He..." August 25

  • NBA $19.5 Million in Cash Swapped in 2015-16

    Basketball Insiders "Prior to the NBA’s 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement, teams could send up to $3 million in cash out in trade multiple times a season. To level the playing field, limiting higher-budget franchises, teams are separately capped in the amount of money they can both send out and receive over the..." August 25

  • LeBron James hopes new CNBC reality show will be a slam-dunk for Cleveland

    USA Today "LeBron James' dream came true in June when he delivered a championship title to the city of Cleveland. Now he's helping to pay it forward with a new reality show. Executive produced by James and business partner Maverick Carter, Cleveland Hustles (Wednesday, 10 p.m. ET, CNBC) matches four..." August 25

  • J.R. Smith, family finally vindicated by NBA title

    Today's Fastbreak "J.R. Smith’s story was already written years ago. To many, it ended with untapped potential and a laundry list of missteps. But those who stopped reading after the fights, partying and shoelace infractions missed the most important chapter of all. The title. Hours after Smith and the..." August 25

  • Steven Adams brings Roberson, Collison to New Zealand camp (complete with mustache T-shirts)

    The Oklahoman "On Tuesday, Steven Adams brought Thunder teammates, coaches and staff to the Ronald McDonald House in Auckland, New Zealand, to support a charity in his native country. Then, he put them to work. Adams, Nick Collison and Andre Roberson represented the Thunder at the Steven Adams Camps in..." August 25

  • Report: Cavaliers ‘not even remotely’ considering Kevin Love trade

    Larry Brown Sports "There’s no job security quite like the one that winning an NBA championship provides. Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love is quickly finding that out. According to a report by Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders on Tuesday, though “there are no shortage of suitors” for the three-time..." August 25

  • Report: Thunder almost definitely won’t trade Russell Westbrook this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook negotiated himself a raise of more than $8 million and chalked it up to loyalty. Is the feeling mutual? The Thunder can trade Westbrook six months after he signed his contract extension, which make him eligible to be dealt Feb. 4. The trade deadline will be a few weeks..." August 24

  • Serge Ibaka Was Surprised by Kevin Durant's Decision

    Complex "Serge Ibaka understands why Kevin Durant decided to join the Warriors, he just didn't expect it. His former teammate made shockwaves back in July that are still being felt in the basketball world and despite joining a new team in Orlando, Ibaka continues to field questions about KD's decision...." August 24

  • Derrick Rose Explains Why His Gang Rape Accuser Name Should Be Released

    Black Sports Online "It is a very tricky and sensitive issue. The reasons why they keep rape accusers names hidden is for their protection, but the actual accused name is always out in the public. Which goes against the innocent until proven guilty mindset we are supposed to have. Also what happens if the..." August 24

  • Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan: Bikinis, Bottles & Zero Shirts ... Victory Turn Up In Greece

    TMZ "Here are Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan enjoying the spoils of their Olympic victory ... with a world champion day party turn up sesh in Mykonos. After absolutely pummeling Serbia in the gold medal game, the guys headed over to Greece and proved once again that America is #1 ... at partying our..." August 24

  • Jim Boeheim: Carmelo Anthony is 'unlikely to win an NBA title'

    USA Today "Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim was a member of Team USA’s coaching staff. He returned to Syracuse this week after a successful run with his former Orange superstar Carmelo Anthony in the Rio Olympics. With all the excitement from winning a gold medal, you’d think Boeheim would have a..." August 24

  • Brett Brown: Joel Embiid is ‘truly on track’ to play in the preseason

    Sportsnaut "It’s been nearly 30 months since Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid has played in a competitive game. That came as a member of the Kansas Jayhawks back in March of 2014. Now, far removed from his most-recent foot surgery, skepticism regarding Embiid’s ability to play has been replaced with..." August 24

  • Report: Blake Griffin Expects To Re-Sign With Clippers In 2017

    Real GM Basketball "Blake Griffin plans to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2017 offseason when he becomes a free agent. The Clippers can offer Griffin more guaranteed money than any rival team and they've remained on the fringes of title contention for several seasons. " August 24

  • Should you film Kobe Bryant eating in a restaurant?

    SI "Here’s a video of Kobe Bryant eating with his family in a restaurant somewhere, probably in California. In the video, Kobe catches the cameraperson filming him and stares angrily into the lens (probably a phone camera but let’s cover all our bases). It’s 19 seconds long and nothing else..." August 24

  • James Harden's first Adidas shoe is getting the Steph Curry treatment

    SI "The “Triple Black” colorway for James Harden’s first signature shoe from Adidas leaked via Sneakerwatch on Tuesday, and the reactions are coming in quickly. Unfortunately for Harden, Twitter is treating his shoe the same way it treated Stephen Curry’s Curry 2 Lows, that is to say they are..." August 24

  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul reportedly made an offer to Ben Gordon

    Sportando "Anadolu Efes Istanbul made an offer to Ben Gordon, according to Basketful. The British player is inactive since one year and recently expressed his desire to return to the NBA. Gordon has played 744 games in the NBA averaging 14.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists." August 24

  • Andrea Bargnani on leaving the NBA: “I wanted to be the protagonist of a major project”

    ClutchPoints "Andrea Bargnani officially signed with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia, forgoing another season in the NBA. Bargnani was presented at the team press conference on Tuesday. When asked why he decided to make such a big change in his career by reporters, he gave a simple answer: “I wanted to be the..." August 24

  • Houston Goes as Far as Harden Takes Them

    Basketball Insiders "The Houston Rockets had a relatively disappointing 2015-16 season. Coming off of a trip to the Western Conference Finals, the team entered the year with very high expectations. But Houston got off to a slow start right away, dropping seven of their first 11 games. This resulted in head coach Kevin..." August 24

  • Lakers training camp likely to be in Santa Barbara

    Orange County Register "The Lakers might not be staying home for training camp after all. After returning to Honolulu, Hawaii, last September, the Lakers are in the process of relocating Luke Walton’s first training camp to Santa Barbara. While the move has not been finalized, it is in the works, Lakers spokesman..." August 24

  • Rose says sex with gang-rape accuser was consensual, has texts to prove it

    New York Daily News "New Knick Derrick Rose has come out firing against the woman accusing him and two friends of gang-raping her. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, says in a $21 million lawsuit filed in California federal court last year that Rose and his two pals drugged her, entered her southern California..." August 24

  • Wizards' John Wall, Bradley Beal must put aside 'tendency to dislike each other on the court'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The high temperatures outside the arena at Las Vegas summer league, where John Wall sat courtside to watch the Wizards play, were punishing. Bradley Beal walked in with his girlfriend, fresh off agreeing to $128 million max contract, and when he sat down there was a gulf of unfilled chairs..." August 23

  • Jamal Crawford Once Owed So Much Money Shooting Dice a Gambler Threatened to Kill Him

    Complex "Once upon a time, Jamal Crawford owed so much after playing craps that a gambler threatened to kill him, according to a profile for The Undefeated. And, of course, when you bring up the NBA back in the day, and gambling in the same sentence, you know who isn't too far behind, right? Michael..." August 23

  • Derrick Rose Thinks The Knicks Can Go 82-0

    Black Sports Online "In theory every team has the ability to win every game until they lose a game. I understand the context of the quote, it is still funny though. “I feel like I’m not done,” Rose said. “It’s a new start. I feel rejuvenated, and when you put all that together, when I step on the floor, I really..." August 23