• DeMarcus Cousins Traded To New Orleans Pelicans

    ESPN "The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, ‎Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-round pick and future second-round pick, sources told ESPN. The Pelicans feel confident they can eventually re-sign..." February 20

  • Kings engaging in trade talks for Cousins

    Yardbarker "DeMarcus Cousins said this week that he wants to remain with the Sacramento Kings for the long haul, but it appears the feeling may not be mutual. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported on Sunday that the Kings have been engaging in trade talks for Cousins. One of the teams the Kings..." February 19

  • LeBron James defends Kyrie Irving: ‘If he decides the Earth is flat, that’s ok’

    Sportsnaut "Kyrie Irving caused quite the stir when he asserted the Earth is actually flat, not round as everyone knows to be the truth, during All-Star week. Whether he actually believes it or not remains to be seen, as NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he was just “trying to be provocative.” Either..." February 19

  • Carmelo Anthony Reportedly Intends to Stay with Knicks Entering Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Carmelo Anthony intends to remain with the New York Knicks and likely won't waive his no-trade clause, according to Adrian Wojnarowski and Chris Mannix of The Vertical. "The Knicks have not brought anything to his [Anthony's] group that would inspire them to really want to waive this no-trade..." February 19

  • Jimmer Fredette scores 73 points in Chinese league game

    Larry Brown Sports "It sounds like Jimmermania is taking a new country by storm. Jimmer Fredette, now playing for the Chinese Basketball Association’s Shanghai Sharks, put up 73 points on Sunday – on 49 field goal attempts – in his team’s 135-132 double overtime defeat to Zhejiang." February 19

  • Celtics, Bulls have discussed trade involving Jimmy Butler

    CSN Chicago "Buckle up, Bulls fans. The trade deadline is four days away and the potential for a blockbuster trade involving the Bulls appears to be on the table. That's according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, who said on his Woj Report on Saturday night that the league's biggest trade deadline..." February 19

  • Suns GM Ryan McDonough: How patient are we going to be?

    Arizona Republic "Ryan McDonough expected growing pains. Maybe not to this extent, but the Suns general manager knew this season might be a struggle. That tends to happen with a young group. The next step: Figuring out what to do before Thursday's trade deadline. At 18-39, the Suns are out of playoff contention...." February 19

  • James Harden: ‘For sure’ I’m the best player in the world

    Sportsnaut "Playing the best basketball of his life for the Houston Rockets this season, James Harden is quite confident in his abilities on the court. So confident, in fact, that he believes he’s the best basketball player in the world right now. Speaking with TIME magazine, Harden listed off the reasons..." February 19

  • Clippers, Thunder reportedly pushing for Wilson Chandler

    CBS Sports "The Clippers have been riddled with injuries (as usual), and it’s no secret that Russell Westbrook needs some help in Oklahoma City, so it makes sense that both teams would be looking to add a piece at the trade deadline. That piece, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, could be..." February 19

  • Adam Silver: Age issue 'needs to be studied' outside CBA negotiations

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts agree that the issue of the NBA age minimum "needs to be studied" more, noting it "requires that we take a new look and a new approach to the issue" in the future. Speaking at his annual state-of-the-NBA address..." February 19

  • Carmelo Anthony finds joy in All-Star festivities despite trade rumors

    USA Today "For weeks, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony had looked forward to time off during All-Star weekend. Not voted a starter by the fans or a reserve by the coaches, he joked he had his bags packed even though he didn’t know where he was going. He decided on a Caribbean vacation. Then Kevin..." February 19

  • Adam Silver says NBA will monitor Texas bathroom bill, travel ban

    Sporting News "Another controversial "bathroom bill" could make waves again in the NBA. While giving his annual state of the NBA address at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, commissioner Adam Silver discussed the bill currently under consideration in Texas and placed any state considering legislation similar..." February 19

  • John Wall 'NBA Players Will Punish Lonzo Ball ... For Daddy Talkin' Smack'

    TMZ "NBA All-Star John Wall says NBA players -- especially Steph Curry -- will punish UCLA star Lonzo Ball for his father's smack talk, saying all the hype has definitely put a target on the kid's back. We talked to Wall as he was in New Orleans getting ready for the All-Star game Sunday ... and..." February 19

  • LeBron James: Can't compare me vs. Stephen Curry to classic rivalries

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have met in the NBA Finals the past two seasons, and LeBron James and Stephen Curry are two of the biggest names in the NBA. James is a four-time MVP. Curry has won the past two MVP awards, and last year he was the league's first unanimous..." February 19

  • Why Tim Duncan & Gregg Popovich Were the Best Duo Ever

    Complex "One of the best things that ever happened to the San Antonio Spurs was losing 62 games in the 1996-97 season, and finishing with the third worst record in the entire league. While it was undoubtedly tough to stomach in the moment, the team's slow start led GM Gregg Popovich to install himself as..." February 19

  • Draymond Green on Carmelo Anthony: ‘The way he’s been treated pisses me off’

    Sportsnaut "Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green has never been afraid to speak his mind publicly. In addition to his sometimes violent play on the court, this is what makes Green such a divisive figure. With that said, Green himself is liked by fellow NBA players. His hard-nosed approach..." February 19

  • 76ers nearly traded Jahlil Okafor to Blazers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers pulled Jahlil Okafor from their lineup because they felt they were near a deal, and now we know where he would have gone. According to TNT’s David Aldridge, the 76ers held Okafor out of action last week because they were close to dealing him to the Portland Trail Blazers." February 19

  • Adam Silver says Charlotte could be in mix for another All-Star game

    USA Today "Commissioner Adam Silver made one thing clear in his annual state-of-the-NBA address at All-Star weekend on Saturday: the world is round. Other than that moment of levity, inspired by Kyrie Irving’s recent comment about the world being flat, clarity was hard to come by when it comes to the..." February 19

  • Nick Young throws shade at former Lakers head coach Byron Scott

    Orange County Register "In his own unique way, Lakers veteran Nick Young reflected on his resurgent season while blending in some commentary on the turmoil of the past few years. When the NBA hosts its 3-point shooting contest as part of All-Star Weekend on Saturday at Smoothie King Center, Young will become the..." February 19

  • Why does Cousins lead NBA in getting blocked? 'I can't jump'

    12 Up "DeMarcus Cousins is a great player, but one with a glaring flaw: a propensity for getting blocked. Like, a lot. How does a player so demonstrably good at everything else get blocked more than any other player in the NBA? There's apparently a pretty easy answer to this question. "I..." February 19

  • Mothers of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook ‘sisters for life’

    Larry Brown Sports "The mothers of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook posed for a pretty perfect photo during NBA All-Star Weekend. Much of the talk leading up to this year’s festivities in New Orleans has been about the reuniting of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on the Western Conference squad. Westbrook..." February 19

  • Draymond Green sides with Kyrie Irving’s ‘earth is flat’ stance

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors forward Draymond Green and Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving have something in common besides their championship rings and Nike endorsements. “Ky got me thinking about that, though,” Green said on his Dray Day podcast for Uninterrupted, co-hosted by yours truly. “I’m rocking with Ky. … How..." February 19

  • Adam Silver has fun with Kyrie Irving's flat-earth comments at All-Star press conference

    NBA.com "In a sign of how well things are going these days for the NBA, one of the big subplots to 2017 All-Star Weekend dealt with the purported view by one of the players here that the Earth is flat. It also set up the best line so far through Saturday night’s events, courtesy of commissioner Adam..." February 19

  • Moving Melo to Celtics makes most sense for Knicks

    New York Daily News "If Carmelo Anthony calls being named Kevin Love’s All-Star replacement “a downer” one can only imagine what he thinks of Phil Jackson’s tweeting habits as well as the current state of the Knicks. The season has been an epic downer for Anthony, the 32-year-old forward who is in danger of..." February 19

  • Lavar Ball: Have Lonzo, Curry switch places and see what happens

    CBS Sports "The father of UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball made headlines last week telling TMZ that Lonzo will be a better version of Steph Curry in the NBA. “He’s going to be better than Steph Curry,” LaVar Ball said. “Steph Curry’s really good, but my son is young, he’s got time to go. And you only consider him..." February 19

  • Mudiay, Biyombo, McCollum to play in 2nd NBA Africa Game

    NBA.com "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that NBA Africa Game 2017, the NBA’s second game in Africa, will take place Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The announcement was made at the..." February 19

  • Aaron Gordon won't compete in 2018 Dunk Contest

    Mass Live "Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon couldn't quite land his dunks in the 2017 NBA Dunk Contest, including one ambitious slam utilizing a drone. One year removed from being an integral part of one of the most impressive dunk contests in NBA history, he bowed out in the first round on..." February 19

  • KD wasn't happy to be announced as 'OKC's own'

    USA Today "Kevin Durant has been having an interesting couple weeks. Last weekend, he played in Oklahoma City for the first time since joining the Warriors, and on Sunday he’ll play in the All-Star Game on the same team as Russell Westbrook — something a lot of people, including Draymond Green’s mom, are..." February 19

  • 2017 NBA Dunk Contest: Robinson wins, but we all lose for watching

    CBS Sports "Glenn Robinson may be a more well known player than his son, but Glenn Robinson III did something his father could never do -- win the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest. With Aaron Gordon struggling in the first round, Robinson quickly made his mark on the event with a vertically challenged dunk. Creating..." February 19

  • Charles Oakley probably won’t return to Madison Square Garden any time soon, despite lifted ban

    USA Today "Charles Oakley isn’t happy. Not with NBA commissioner Adam Silver who “tricked” him into meeting with New York Knicks owner James Dolan, not with the former Knicks players who sat courtside with Dolan on Sunday and, of course, still not with Dolan himself, The Undefeated reported. Oakley..." February 18

  • How a rookie snub forged DeMar DeRozan into one of the NBA’s elite

    Sportsnet "There are 24 all-stars gathered in New Orleans, ten of them starters, of which DeMar DeRozan is one. And while none of them are what you would call an underdog in the classic sense of the term – no matter how hard a road an NBA player had to walk to reach the peak of the sport, they started..." February 18

  • How LeBron James helped ruin the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    Fox Sports "Pop quiz time! Can you name the four participants in the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest? Correct! Last year's rightful (but not actual) winner, Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic, will be on hand on Saturday night. The other three dunkers: the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, the Suns' Derrick Jones Jr.,..." February 18

  • Webber, McGrady among finalists for 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame class

    SI "The Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 14 finalists for this year’s class on Saturday. The list includes four former NBA players—Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber, Tim Hardaway and Sidney Moncrief—and one NBA coach, Rudy Tomjanovich. Also on the list are referee Hugh Evans, former Wisconsin..." February 18

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler on trade talks: 'Nothing I can do about it'

    USA Today "Jimmy Butler speaks his mind and sometimes, he admits, it causes him trouble. But he’s open and honest when asked questions, which is refreshing in the world of playerspeak that often devolves into tired clichés and little substance. But Butler isn’t too open about his view on the chatter that..." February 18

  • Joel Embiid wants 76ers to keep Jahlil Okafor

    Philly.com "Jahlil Okafor will remain with the 76ers if Joel Embiid has the final say. Embiid would like the team to find a way to make to utilize Okafor as opposed to trading him before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. “We got a lot of talent, and I feel we can use everybody if we want to get to where we..." February 18

  • Suns GM Ryan McDonough: Eric Bledsoe unlikely to be traded

    Arizona Republic "Less than a week before the NBA's trade deadline, the Suns still are exploring their personnel options. One player unlikely to be moved, however, is point guard Eric Bledsoe. "We never say 'never,' but I think he's one of the least likely guys on the roster to get traded,'' Phoenix General..." February 18

  • DeAndre Jordan is more nervous about dunk contest than All-Star Game

    Orange County Register "The towering big man helped the Clippers become “Lob City,” but DeAndre Jordan doesn’t feel very imposing at the moment. To prepare for his first NBA dunk contest on Saturday at Smoothie King Center, Jordan said he spent this week practicing about 100 different dunks. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound..." February 18

  • The Only Man in New Orleans Being Forced to Eat

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis lives in New Orleans and plays for a team named after a coastal bird that loves fish and will pretty much eat anything from the sea. He also needed to put some weight on his frame, which after last summer has apparently continued to grow up to 6-foot-11. So what was the..." February 18

  • Mark Cuban takes apparent jab at Donald Trump with No. 46 jersey

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wore a No. 46 jersey in Friday night's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, an apparent response to President Donald Trump's recent tweet that Cuban is "not smart enough to run for president." A source told ESPN before the celebrity game that Cuban's jersey number,..." February 18

  • Charles Oakley is joining Ice Cube’s Big3 league as a player-coach

    The Comeback "As we await James Dolan to invite Charles Oakley to sit with him at Madison Square Garden, Oakley won’t be holding his breath and is moving on to the next thing in his life. The 53-year-old is going to be a player-coach in the new Big3 league. Oakley adds his name to the expanding list of..." February 18

  • There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

    Yardbarker "Dirk Nowitzki is unquestionably the best player in Dallas Mavericks history and a future Hall of Famer, but now at age 38 and his health beginning to fail him, Dirk himself has admitted to contemplating retirement. This should come as no surprise given that he'll turn 39 in June and he has nothing..." February 18

  • Pacers make 2017 first-round pick available in push to aid Paul George

    ESPN "In an attempt to secure help for All-Star forward Paul George, the Indiana Pacers have made their 2017 first-round pick available in a trade, league sources said. In what is considered to be a deep draft, the Pacers are hoping that such an asset would translate to the addition of either an..." February 18

  • Jimmy Butler on who he would play with if he had the choice: Kyrie Irving

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler has played with some pretty solid players in the NBA, but when the Chicago Bulls star was asked on Friday who he would pick to play with if he had the choice, with no other considerations attached, he went for one dude: Cleveland Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving. Now don’t get too rattled..." February 18

  • Charles Oakley says he can't respect Sprewell, others who sat with James Dolan

    CBS Sports "New York Knicks great Charles Oakley told The Undefeated’s Mike Wise that he doesn’t respect Latrell Sprewell and the other former Knicks who were used as pawns in James Dolan’s bizarre public-relations stunt last Sunday, adding that it could be three to five years before he returns to Madison..." February 18

  • Durant declares Westbrook NBA's best in-game dunker

    CSN Bay Area "For the first time since Kevin Durant chose the Golden State Warriors in free agency, he will be back on the same team as Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Duarnt and Westbrook played together for eight seasons in Oklahoma City from the 2008-09..." February 18

  • Pau Gasol elected to 3-year term on NBPA Executive Committee

    Chicago Tribune "Pau Gasol is the newest member of the National Basketball Players Association's executive committee. The six-time All-Star and former Bulls big man from Spain was elected on Friday, and starts his three-year term immediately. He replaces Steve Blake, who also had a three-year term and is not..." February 18

  • Kyrie Irving says the Earth is undeniably flat: 'This is not even a conspiracy theory'

    SI "Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: the Earth is not flat. Most people know this, but the internet has given rise to a growing group of meme-happy people who believe Earth is flat and surrounded by walls of ice, and that NASA has been fabricating evidence to the contrary. That’s..." February 18

  • Magic turned down a deal to acquire DeMarcus Cousins

    Sportsnaut "The Orlando Magic seem to be doing everything possible to revamp what has become a struggling roster. The team moved Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors earlier this month and has been engaged in trade talks surrounding Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson. It makes sense that Orlando would want..." February 17

  • George noncommittal on Pacers extension: 'I want to compete for something'

    ESPN "All-Star forward Paul George said Friday that he still longs to lead the Indiana Pacers to their first NBA championship but stopped short of guaranteeing that he will sign the lucrative contract extension that the team is expected to offer him this summer. Asked about the estimated $219 million..." February 17

  • Magic and Pistons have discussed Reggie Jackson trade

    Sportsnaut "The Orlando Magic are reportedly interested in acquiring Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson. The two have talked about a deal that includes D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green. It’s not surprising to see this. Previous reports had both Jackson and Andre Drummond on Detroit’s trading block, which you..." February 17