• Donald Sterling -- Busted at Home With V. Stiviano ... Shelly Calls Cops

    TMZ.com "Donald Sterling and V. Stiviano reunited at his Beverly Hills mansion today -- and when Donald's wife found out ... she called police, trying to get V. arrested ... TMZ has learned. We're told Shelly Sterling got wind of Donald and V.'s tryst ... and believed Stiviano must have broken into the..." October 02

  • Melo: I'm the most underrated star

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony believes he's the "most underrated" star player in the NBA. "I think I'm the most underrated superstar that's out there (laughs) but that doesn't matter to me," Anthony told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Anthony was responding to a question about the..." October 02

  • Net concerns about Brook Lopez still afoot

    New York Daily News "Brook Lopez barreled into the paint for a layup, the biggest man on the floor embracing the contact and finishing at the rim near the end of a five-on-five drill in training camp. About 10 months ago, a very similar move in Philadelphia finished Lopez’s season, leaving him to face a scary..." October 02

  • With free agency looming, Millsap focused on season

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Paul Millsap has been reminded – often – just how much the Hawks want him to return next season. Still, the services of the All-Star power forward will go on the open market following the season. By signing just a two-year deal last year, Millsap is destined for free agency according to the NBA’s..." October 02

  • Celtics' Rajon Rondo: 'Hopefully I won't miss any games this year'

    CBSSports.com "Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, who had surgery on his broken right hand last Friday, said that he won't rule out returning by opening night, via CSNNE: "Hopefully I won't miss any games this year," Rondo said in an exclusive interview with CSNNE's Mike Gorman. "Lord willing I heal..." October 01

  • JR Smith Calls Dennis Rodman Comparison ‘an Honor’

    SLAM Online "The New York Knicks are holding training camp at Army’s Christl Arena in West Point, NY. JR Smith, naturally, feels a bit out of place. Smith, a notorious night owl, acknowledges that he wouldn’t survive in the armed forces. Smith says team president Phil Jackson comparing him to Dennis..." October 01

  • Kobe Bryant says Mike D'Antoni thought differently about winning

    CBSSports.com "The Los Angeles Lakers are not an organization that acts as one of the doormats of the league, but following the worst season in the Los Angeles era for the franchise, they sort of look just lik that. While they've improved the roster of their team from last season, even the return of a healthy..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Report: NBA lottery reform gaining support, could come this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA rewards failure. The league’s draft lottery was designed to curb tanking, and it might have worked. The worst team has only a 25 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick. But it probably hasn’t worked effectively enough. Every year, teams still tank. No, the worst team doesn’t..." October 01

  • David West knows the end is near, but keeps working for the Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "In their first practice Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers ran a series of one-man, full-court fast breaks. It's the cruelty of training camp, commanded to sprint near the end of the early afternoon session, already after an hour or so of depositing sweat on the Bankers Life Fieldhouse hardwood. However,..." October 01

  • LeBron James partners with ESPN on a new Disney TV show, 'Becoming,' debuting Oct. 26

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James' production company is working with ESPN Films on "Becoming," a Disney TV show for children, and the first episode will feature James. The partnership between Springhill Productions, James' company operated by long-time friend and business associate Maverick Carter, and ESPN was..." October 01

  • Doc Rivers: Ray Allen not in consideration for Clippers roster spot

    CBSSports.com "We still don't know whether or not Ray Allen will call it a career or return for a 19th season, but the Los Angeles Clippers were thought to be one of the teams the free agent sharpshooter might consider. He obviously has a relationship with Clippers president and head coach Doc Rivers from their..." October 01

  • Paul George remains hopeful he can return for the playoffs

    CBSSports.com "It sounds crazy, if you've watched the injury. (Note: Do not go watch the injury. No good can come of that.) But Paul George still believes there's a chance that he can play again this season after he recovers from his severely broken leg. He just needs a little help: The Pacers need to make the..." October 01

  • LeBron James says his back has been 'iffy' at Cavaliers camp

    SI.com "LeBron James indicated Tuesday that he's been battling a back issue in the early part of the Cleveland Cavaliers' training camp. James said his back has been "iffy," according to ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin. James has yet to miss a work out but said he could sit one out on Tuesday..." October 01

  • DeMarcus Cousins on Kings' point guard change: 'It's been incredible'

    CBSSports.com "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins commented on the team's transition at the point guard spot on Wednesday, and he sounded optimistic about the situation. Sacramento controversially parted ways with Isaiah Thomas in the offseason, and replaced him with the two-headed monster of Darren..." October 01

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Lakers coach Byron Scott said Kobe plans on playing in all 8 preseason games to get the rust off, get his timing and get his legs ready.

  • DeMarcus Cousins sets a goal of only 5 technicals for the season

    Sactown Royalty "DeMarcus Cousins has a bit of a reputation as a hothead, and at times he's deserved it. Cousins has led the league in technical fouls in both of the last two seasons and has finished in the top 5 every year he's been in the league. Last year saw him get his 15th technical in a late February..." October 01

  • Dion Waiters reignites Cavaliers’ rivalry with Wizards

    Akron Beacon Journal "Considering how much time LeBron James has invested in Dion Waiters, instructing him to ignore the noise and not worry so much about what everyone else is saying, it’s only natural that Waiters stoked the fires Tuesday on a reborn rivalry with the Washington Wizards precisely because of what..." October 01

  • Parker grateful for excused absence

    San Antonio Express-News "Tony Parker returned to San Antonio late Sunday night, wearied by the long voyage from France that included a delayed flight in Chicago but eager to rejoin his team. “I’m just happy to see my teammates and happy to be back and ready to go,” Parker said after a light practice on Monday morning...." October 01

  • Vonleh: I Should be Cleared Medically in 2-3 Weeks

    Basketball Insiders "Rookie power forward Noah Vonleh said he hopes to be fully cleared medically in the next two to three weeks, following surgery to repair a sports hernia. Vonleh said he was playing pickup basketball on Indiana’s campus when he felt a “pop,” which he thought was just a groin pull. " October 01

  • Horford is fine remaining at center

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "There was an interesting tidbit from my interview with Al Horford Tuesday after the Hawks opened training camp on the campus of the University of Georgia. As a final question, Horford was asked – one more time – about playing center another season as he returns from a torn pectoral muscle. The..." October 01

  • Butler hopeful Bulls extension comes soon

    ESPN Chicago "Jimmy Butler is hoping to stay in Chicago. The swingman made that clear after Tuesday's first practice as the Bulls' front office and Butler's agent, Happy Walters, continue to try to hammer out an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline. "I want to be here," Butler said. "I think the Bulls..." October 01

  • J.R. Smith knows he would make the absolute worst Army cadet

    New York Post "J.R. Smith grew up not so far away, in Freehold, NJ, but had never stepped foot on the post of West Point. Nor has he ever been in this sort of regimented environment. Smith wasn’t offended by the suggestion he was out of place – the NBA’s perennial rules-breaker amid an environment suffocated..." October 01

  • Rajon Rondo Wants To Invent ‘Waterproof’ Writing Instrument To Use In Shower

    NESN "If you’re one of those people who uses the shower as prime “thinking time” and your only wish is to have a waterproof writing utensil, have no fear. Rajon Rondo feels your pain. The Boston Celtics star is going to be out for several weeks with a broken hand after taking a fall in his shower,..." September 30

  • Kobe Bryant unloads on former coach Mike D'Antoni, again

    SB Nation "It's pretty well known that Kobe Bryant wasn't a big fan of former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni, and Bryant said as much Monday. "D'Antoni and I didn't have the same philosophy on winning. For me, it's winning and no in between...it's championship or a waste of time," Bryant..." September 30

  • Mike Miller on what angered LeBron James in Miami: "LeBron thought [amnestying me] was an unnecessary change"

    Cleveland Plain Dealer ""We're as close as teammates than any I've had in my career. I've always wanted to play alongside of him. When you go through tough times in an NBA season, you get to know each other even more beyond the game of basketball." Those were the words of Cavaliers superstar LeBron James after..." September 30

  • Timberwolves trio went through weeks of hell with Navy SEAL trainer

    Fox Sports Ohio "The children are slipping down Shabazz Muhammad's back, inches away from falling into a pit of whitewater rapids and fire. As Muhammad gropes for another handhold, his entire weight and an additional 100 pounds of helpless youth suspended above the perils below, he falters. A pair of guiding..." September 30

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    In chat for @SportsCenter to air this week, Kevin Durant tells ESPN he intends to be on Team USA for 2016 Olympics after his '14 summer off

  • Trey Burke, in wake of nude-photo scandal: ‘My judgments will be much better’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Before Media Day even started, the Jazz were dealing with a social media problem. Nude photos, purportedly of point guard Trey Burke, made the rounds on Twitter late last night and this morning, prompting an investigation of sorts by Jazz officials. "We were made aware of the situation this..." September 30

  • James Harden: "At times, my defense was pretty bad"

    The Dream Shake "At Houston Rockets media day, James Harden sat down for his interview and predictably the discourse shifted to his defense. After a World Cup in which Harden asserted himself in a larger role, Harden still came under fire for a perceived lack of effort on the defensive end. Here's what Harden had..." September 30

  • Budenholzer more than ready, able to function as Hawks' GM and coach

    Fox Sports South "Most people dread going back to work. For head coach Mike Budenholzer, the return to the basketball court will be refreshing. In reality though, Budenholzer's been hard at work for some time. Wearing two hats within the organization has left little time for rest. When general manager Danny..." September 30

  • Deron Williams and Kobe Bryant engage in an unlikely war of words

    Crossover Chronicles "It is no secret Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets has not been all that great in the past few seasons. He was consistently one of the few best point guards in the NBA throughout his time in Utah, and after a decent start with New Jersey/Brooklyn, injuries have claimed a lot of his..." September 30

  • Kobe Bryant: 'When I leave, it's because I choose to'

    Yahoo! Sports "Kobe Bryant watched on television as Derek Jeter walked off the field at Yankee Stadium for the last time last week. The Los Angeles Lakers guard hopes to eventually walk away just like Jeter did. But he also hopes to delay that day by a couple years. "The biggest key for anybody in retirement..." September 30

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe says rumors of team discord 'lies'

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons forward/center Greg Monroe called them lies — not rumors — when discussing reports of a rocky relationship with his teammates, especially Josh Smith, that he didn't want to be in Detroit and why he signed a qualifying offer instead of a long-term deal with the Pistons. He tried..." September 30

  • Bradley Beal thinks Wizards have best backcourt, Dion Waiters disagrees

    CBSSports.com "Everyone else was saying it, so Bradley Beal joined in. "We're definitely the best backcourt in the league," the third-year shooting guard said at Washington Wizards media day Monday. So that was that. Beal and point guard John Wall swaggered through an endless series of interviews and photo..." September 30

  • Alonzo Gee Reaches Deal With Nuggets

    Real GM Basketball "Free agent forward Alonzo Gee has reached agreement on a deal with the Denver Nuggets, a source with knowledge told RealGM. After deciding on Monday to join the Nuggets, Gee will report to Denver training camp Tuesday. As one of the best players on the available market, the 6-foot-6 forward..." September 30

  • Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnani say they are healthy and ready for triangle offense

    New York Daily News "Better check those expiration dates. Amar’e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani will combine for $35.4 million in expiring contracts after the upcoming season for Phil Jackson and the Knicks to have some workable cap space next summer. But both veteran big men claimed to be in good health on Monday,..." September 30

  • Lillard's diet, the crazy big men and a load of notes from Blazers media day

    Portland Tribune "Damian Lillard said the biggest change he made during the offseason was with his diet. "I stopped eating fast foods," the All-Star point guard said. "Stopped drinking sodas. No salt, no sugar. The only sugar comes from fruit. "It's been 2 1/2 months. I feel great. I wake up in the morning..." September 30

  • Take 5: On Marc Gasol's future and Tony Allen's key to a good start

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Five quick quotes from the Griz media day: 1. Marc Gasol, on his pending free agency: “I think we’ve got to take it day by day. We have so many goals and things that we’ve got to do, still. We’ll get there when we get there and then we’ll see how everything is. You guys know how much I love..." September 30

  • Employees deny Rajon Rondo broke his hand at birthday party

    Fox Sports "No, folks, Rajon Rondo did not break his hand at a trampoline park. Multiple employees at Altitude Trampoline Park in Billerica, Mass., tweeted over the weekend, and a NESN.com source confirmed, that Rondo did nothing but sit and watch his kids jump at a birthday party Tuesday, dispelling..." September 30

  • Saunders and Rubio decline to dive into discussion on contract

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Both Flip Saunders and Ricky Rubio deflected questions Monday about the status of Rubio’s possible contract extension with the Timberwolves. “He has a contract right now,” said Saunders, the Wolves president of basketball operations and coach. “The future, as I’ve said about all rookies, they..." September 30

  • Hornets coach Steve Clifford: Lance Stephenson, Marvin Williams will start

    Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte Hornets have yet to bounce a ball at training camp, but we now know four of the five starters this season. Center Al Jefferson and point guard Kemba Walker were givens. Then Monday coach Steve Clifford said he plans to start free-agent signees Marvin Williams and Lance..." September 30

  • Report: Cavs And Pacers Discussing Deal For Roy Hibbert

    Black Sports Online "In what could only be described as an unfair proposal, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers have reportedly had discussions about a deal for center Roy Hibbert. The Cavs have reportedly offered Dion Waiters, Brendan Haywood and a first-round pick. An already nightmare Cavs lineup could..." September 29

  • Carmelo Anthony: It would have been tough to leave after I “forced my way here”

    Sports-Kings "The New York Knicks held media day on Monday, and as usual, the center of attention was forward Carmelo Anthony, who re-signed with the Knicks this offseason to the tune of five years, $124 million. There are several factors that went into ‘Melo deciding to stay in New York, money obviously..." September 29

  • Kevin Durant battles the noise

    USA Today "The fingerprints were fresh on the window next to Kevin Durant, the screaming kids having followed the NBA's MVP from the steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol building to the black Chevy Suburban that barely escaped the adoring masses. Another day of off-court work in his home away from home was..." September 29

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Markieff Morris signed a four-year, $32M extension and Marcus Morris signed a four-year, $20M extension with the #Suns. More to come.

  • Celtics Sign Evan Turner

    Hoops Rumors "The deal is finally official, the team announced via press release. Boston cleared room under the preseason limit of 20 players with a series of moves in the past few days to accommodate Turner." September 29

  • Rockets GM Daryl Morey fires back at Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

    Yahoo! Sports "For months, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has unleashed a barrage of slights and snipes onto the Houston Rockets, framing the regime of general manager Daryl Morey in the most unflattering of ways. It has been an undermining, calculated campaign. Just understand this, though: No longer does it..." September 29

  • Steve Ballmer worth $22.5 billion

    ESPN.com "Sports owners filled the annual list of the 400 richest Americans published by Forbes magazine on Monday, including new Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, who at a net worth of $22.5 billion is the richest American owner of a sports team. Ballmer, who spent 34 years at Microsoft, bought..." September 29

  • Kevin Durant squashes beef with Lil B (or so he says)

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant… really good at feuding with rappers. Kevin Durant… good enough at ending feuds with rappers? The Thunder’s future might just depend on it. Durant got into it with The Game earlier this summer, but they put the issue to bed. That left Durant’s beef with Lil B. The Thunder..." September 29