• Report: Wade 'open' to leaving Miami if new Heat deal isn't reached

    CBSSports.com "Dwyane Wade opted out last year, to give the Heat some room to pursue upgrades to the roster in part to lure LeBron James back. That didn't happen, and Wade re-signed for two years, $31 million, giving the Heat some cap room but also giving him an option for next year. With the fact that Wade is..." May 28

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Fred Hoiberg is leading candidate to replace Thibodeau, who had been telling those close to him he'd be fired by Friday. Told at AM mtng.

  • Report: Kevin Love considering free agency options

    The Score "The NBA free agency period hasn't even begun yet, but that hasn't slowed the "What will Kevin Love do?" speculation. According to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Love is expected to take a long, hard look at his options this summer as he enters the free-agent market. “He’s got options,”..." May 28

  • Tom Thibodeau fired as Bulls Head Coach

    NBA.com "Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman announced today that Tom Thibodeau will not be retained as the team’s head coach. Chicago Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said, “The Chicago Bulls have a history of achieving great success on and off the court. These accomplishments have been possible..." May 28

  • Some Bulls players purposely avoided Tom Thibodeau in offseason, according to report

    SB Nation "The nasty divorce between the Chicago Bulls and coach Tom Thibodeau has reached its conclusion, but not before some damaging rumors surfaced. Some players didn't support Thibodeau's return during exit interviews and avoided him during the past offseason, reports K.C. Johnson from the Chicago..." May 28

  • Mavericks considering signing-and-trading Tyson Chandler for DeAndre Jordan

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeAndre Jordan is reportedly interested in signing with the Mavericks. That’d mean Dallas loses Tyson Chandler, who’s also a pending free agent. Tim MacMahon of ESPN: A sign-and-trade swap of the centers, which has been mentioned in Mavs front-office offseason brainstorming sessions,..." May 28

  • Dudley sorry for calling Melo most overrated

    ESPN New York "Milwaukee Bucks veteran Jared Dudley believes New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is the most overrated player in the NBA. “The reason I say Carmelo is because Carmelo is viewed as a top-five player, he’s viewed in the NBA as a top-five,” Dudley said in an interview with ESPN Radio’s Colin..." May 28

  • John Wall -- Kicked Off Plane In Vegas ... After Altercation

    TMZ.com "NBA superstar John Wall was kicked off an American Airlines flight in Las Vegas this week ... after someone in his crew allegedly threatened another passenger ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... the Washington Wizards star had boarded a flight headed to D.C. on May..." May 28

  • Marc Gasol: Spurs Are An Example Franchise

    Real GM Basketball "Marc Gasol is expected to be pursued in free agency by the San Antonio Spurs. Gasol's free agency plans have remained a mystery and the common expectation has been he would re-sign with the Memphis Grizzlies. "I'm a free agent, but I still have not raised anything," said Gasol of his future...." May 28

  • Rivers: CP3, Jordan know they 'need each other'

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers believes Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan have a good relationship and that both players, along with Blake Griffin, understand they need each other to ultimately win a championship and want to win one together. "I can put this to rest: They get along great,"..." May 28

  • An Icon at 40: The Untold Story of Allen Iverson

    Bleacher Report "On this moonless night, lightning bugs flashed brilliantly in the yards along Jordan Drive. Moths fluttered around the hopelessly dim porch lights. The air was warm and muggy. Darkness covered the neighborhood's working-class splendor. There wasn't a single siren to disturb the calm. It was..." May 28

  • Klay Thompson developed concussion-like symptoms after game, team says

    ESPN.com "Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson developed concussion-like symptoms after Wednesday night's series-clinching Game 5 win over the Houston Rockets, the team announced. Thompson left the game with a lacerated ear after being accidentally kneed in the head by the Rockets' Trevor..." May 28

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Mychal Thompson to Yahoo on his son Klay’s concussion: "He said he just needs a good night's sleep. Threw up & says he feels a lot better."

  • Phil Jackson intrigued by versatile Hawks’ Millsap, Carroll

    New York Post "Some Knicks fans were less interested in the future of two of the winners and more interested in the future of two of the losers Tuesday night after the Cavaliers swept the NBA’s Eastern Conference final. Cleveland’s J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, LeBron James’ two new best friends, rapped in..." May 28

  • Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro could be on his way out

    Sactown Royalty "What a crazy season this was for the Sacramento Kings. At the center of it all was the controversial decision to fire Mike Malone, a decision which then spiraled out of control that the Kings eventually hired George Karl midseason and then brought in Vlade Divac to run the front office, against..." May 28

  • Scott Skiles, Magic 'inching closer to a partnership

    CBSSports.com "The Orlando Magic want to make Scott Skiles their head coach once, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Skiles has been out of the league since the Milwaukee Bucks fired him 32 games into the 2012-2013 season, and he has a history with the Magic dating back to their first season as a..." May 28

  • Can LeBron James finally be compared with Michael Jordan? 'Absolutely,' says a former Chicago Bulls teammate

    Alabama.com "For five of his six seasons as a member of the Chicago Bulls, Bill Cartwright was Micheal Jordan's teammate. Those five Bulls teams -- between 1988-89 and 1992-'93 - lost twice to the Detroit "Bad Boy" Pistons in the Eastern Conference finals before winning three consecutive NBA championships,..." May 28

  • Will Stars Bolt From West to East?

    Basketball Insiders "When the Chicago Bulls held their free agency meeting with Carmelo Anthony last July, part of the franchise’s pitch focused on the Eastern Conference being wide open and how the star-studded Bulls could be a perennial contender in that landscape. They wanted to stress to Anthony that playing in..." May 28

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    Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops

    An NBA big shot who I know and trust just told me a coach is getting fired in next couple days, and nobody sees it coming.

  • Emmanuel Mudiay considered a “high-risk, high-reward guy” after playing overseas

    L.A. Daily News "He sprinted down the court, racing from one end to the other as he blew by his defender. He stood at the top of the key, studying the defensive coverage before weaving through it. He kept his eye on his teammates, waiting for the perfect time to pass the ball for an open shot. All these..." May 28

  • Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

    USA Today "Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars taking basketball's biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of year. James does, getting ready to appear in..." May 28

  • Sixers to work out La Salle's Wright

    Philly.com "The 76ers will work out former La Salle and Dobbins High standout Jerrell Wright on Thursday. The 6-foot-9, 245-pound post player averaged 12.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists as a senior this past season for the Explorers. The second-team all-Big-Five selection shot 60.3 percent from the..." May 28

  • Jared Dudley: Players don't want to play with Kobe, Carmelo is overrated

    CBSSports.com "Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley is a refreshingly candid interview subject, and he didn't pull any punches when he appeared on ESPN's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on Wednesday. Dudley, who has played with guys like Steve Nash and Chris Paul, said what most players won't say on the record..." May 28

  • Dwight Howard: 'No matter how the season ends, I'm still a champion'

    CBSSports.com "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard appeared miserable when he sat down at the podium following their 104-90 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. That's understandable, as his team had just been eliminated from the playoffs in five games in the Western Conference finals. Howard gave..." May 28

  • Scott Skiles another candidate for Pelicans' coaching job

    ESPN.com "Scott Skiles has unexpectedly emerged as a candidate for the ‎New Orleans Pelicans' vacant coaching position, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Skiles -- widely reported to be the front-runner for the Orlando Magic's coaching vacancy -- has joined Golden State Warriors..." May 28

  • Pelicans interview Jeff Van Gundy for coaching vacancy

    Yahoo! Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans’ coaching search is gathering momentum, a process that included a formal interview Tuesday with Jeff Van Gundy, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Van Gundy, one of the NBA’s top available coaches, and New Orleans officials met in the Bay Area to discuss the opening. The..." May 28

  • Bulls seriously weighing whether to fire coach Tom Thibodeau

    ESPN.com "The Chicago Bulls are giving increasing consideration to firing coach Tom Thibodeau and absorbing the corresponding financial hit, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the prospect of Chicago simply terminating its highly successful but often contentious relationship with..." May 28

  • E-40 -- If Golden State Beats Houston ... I'll Supply Victory Booze!

    TMZ.com "There could be a slurricane heading for Oakland ... 'cause rap legend E-40 says if the Golden State Warriors squad wins the NBA title, they'll get UNLIMITED booze from his winery for the rest of the year!!! FYI -- E-40 is a major player in the booze biz ... he's the owner of the Earl Stevens..." May 27

  • 20h
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Hawks say Kyle Korver had surgery this evening to repair ligament damage in his right ankle with an expected recovery time of three months.

  • Nets Will Look to Shop Mason Plumlee?

    Basketball Insiders "It’s unavoidably tantalizing to think about what the (Brooklyn) Nets might have gotten for Plumlee, had they actively shopped him before he fell out of favor — bearing in mind the two future first-round picks Denver extracted from Cleveland for Timofey Mozgov." May 27

  • Report: Hawks’ Paul Millsap may require offseason shoulder surgery

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Hawks tore through the first part of the regular season, but things slowed after the All-Star break, and have now come grinding to a halt in the Eastern Conference Finals. Thabo Sefolosha was lost before the postseason began with a broken leg, and Kyle Korver was lost in the series against..." May 27

  • Heat begin workouts of draft prospects at AmericanAirlines Arena

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "They asked and they listened in Chicago, during interviews at the pre-draft combine. They watched from a distance over the weekend in Los Angeles, at workouts controlled by agents. But only now has the draft become a hands-on process for the Miami Heat, with workouts beginning for candidates..." May 27

  • NBA free agents: Entire class of 2015

    CSN Washington "Here's a league-wide list of all NBA Free Agents in 2015. Various team and player options must be declared before free agency begins July 1. More on several of these options as possible fits for the Wizards in the coming weeks. KEY: (T) = Team option. (P); (P) = Player option; (R) = Restricted..." May 27

  • Lakers considering Russell with 2d pick

    Philly.com "D’Angelo Russell could be drafted by the time the 76ers select third overall in the June 25 NBA draft. The Los Angeles Lakers plan to bring in Russell along with centers Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor for workouts. The Lakers haven’t ruled out using the second pick on Russell, a point..." May 27

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    NBA Canada @NBACanada

    Presenting the official logo of the 2016 @NBAAllStar Game in Toronto! #NBAAllStarTO http://t.co/gmu1ZKZu8z pic.twitter.com/ayr2sLj81Y

  • Playoffs are taking a toll on Phil Jackson’s reputation

    New York Post "It just keeps looking worse for Knicks president Phil Jackson. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who had a verbal agreement to coach the Knicks, is a win away from the NBA Finals despite a loss on Monday night against Houston. Cavaliers guards Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith, shipped away to..." May 27

  • Report: Carroll could command more than $12 million per year

    CBSSports.com "DeMarre Carroll proved his worth to the Atlanta Hawks and the entire NBA in the playoffs. Before his knee injury in the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the lone non-All-Star in Atlanta's starting lineup was the team's most consistent player. He averaged 14.6 points and..." May 27

  • Warriors' Stephen Curry to wear protective arm sleeve in Game 5

    ESPN.com "Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry wore a sleeve on his right arm to protect an elbow injury during the team's shootaround Wednesday morning and is expected to wear the sleeve in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, a reminder of the lingering damage from the harrowing spill he took..." May 27

  • Charles Barkley thinks D'Angelo Russell is best player in draft

    CSN Philly "Charles Barkley loves some D'Angelo Russell and Howard Eskin hates some analytics. Those were the key takeaways from the two verbose characters talking on the radio this morning. "I love the kid coming out of Ohio State," Barkley told Eskin on 94 WIP on Tuesday morning. "I think he's the best..." May 27

  • Howard avoids Game 5 suspension after review

    ESPN.com "After review, the NBA elected not to suspend Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, the league announced Tuesday. League officials deemed that Howard's blow to Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut did not rise to the standard that would trigger an..." May 27

  • Stephen Curry’s fall offers reminder that basketball isn’t immune to concussions

    Houston Chronicle "Stephen Curry’s harrowing fall Monday night in Houston did more than scare his teammates and Warriors fans – it also re-ignited the conversation about concussions in sports. Most chatter in recent years has focused on the long-term risks for football players who sustain head injuries. But as..." May 27

  • Orlando, Sacramento and Celtics eyeing Koufos

    EuroHoops.net "Kostas Koufos is a free agent, despite playing limited minutes behind Marc Gasol he seems ready for a bigger – even a starting – role in a team and that’s why he is name is rumored to be gaining interest from many NBA teams. According to US sources not only Memphis may try to keep him – a..." May 27

  • Free agency next step for Hawks’ Millsap

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The next stop for Paul Millsap is free agency. The two-time All-Star, both in his seasons the Hawks, is an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Hawks would like to re-sign the power forward – along with several other teams. The sting of a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference finals..." May 27

  • Darko Milicic returns to basketball in Serbia

    Detroit Free Press "It was 12 years ago this month when the Pistons, in the midst of getting swept in the Eastern Conference finals, learned that their trade with Vancouver years before turned into the second overall pick in the NBA draft. We know the story from there. Darko Milicic, the Human Victory Cigar who..." May 27

  • JR Smith’s mom quotes Drake after sweep of Hawks

    Larry Brown Sports "J.R. Smith was a major contributor in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Eastern Conference Finals sweep of the Atlanta Hawks, and his mother could not be more proud. After the Cavs won Game 4 in convincing fashion, Smith’s mother, Ida Smith, used a line from a Drake song while reflecting on what has..." May 27

  • Hawks radio broadcast refers to Matthew Dellavedova as Tonya Harding

    Sporting News "There has been a lot of debate about whether Matthew Dellavedova is a dirty player during the Cavs' playoff run. One Hawks radio broadcaster has a strong opinion on the matter. When Dellavedova came in for Game 4 on Tuesday night, "Voice of the Hawks" Steve Holman decided to refer to the..." May 27

  • Kyrie Irving back in Cavaliers lineup for Game 4

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving has missed the last two games for the Cavaliers while dealing with a knee injury. Cleveland won both of them anyway, with Game 3 requiring an especially transcendent performance from LeBron James in order to get the job done. The Cavaliers are holding what should be an..." May 26

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    Ben Golliver @BenGolliver

    David Blatt: Kyrie Irving will warm up before decision is made regarding Game 4 status.

  • Story About The Time Shaq Threatened to Murder Kobe During 2004 Season

    Black Sports Online "There are many great stories about the back and forth relationship Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal had as teammates. This is one of the more violent and sinister plot lines. The Shaquille O’Neal-Kobe Bryant feud reached its tipping point during the 2004 season, after Bryant publicly called..." May 26

  • Bulls may dump Thibodeau only after other coaching vacancies are filled

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tom Thibodeau might prefer to sit out next season rather than accept a trade that helps the Bulls – even if it means forgoing a big raise. Well, the Bulls can see that stubbornness and raise more of their own. In fact, there’s growing concern that’s just what will happen. Marc Stein of..." May 26