• Report: Kings willing to trade DeMarcus Cousins

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Sacramento Kings reportedly have reached a point with DeMarcus Cousins that the team is willing to listen to trade offers for the superstar center. Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee reports that Kings general manager Vlade Divac envisions a possible scenario where he could pair the..." April 29

  • LeBron James, Dwyane Wade rip NBA's 'Last Two Minute' referee report

    Fox Sports "The NBA's 'Last Two Minute' referee reports, which rehash the mistakes made by officials in the final two minutes whenever the margin is within five points, can be a little frustrating. They retroactively assess what should've happened without actually righting any wrongs. For referees, it's..." April 29

  • Tony Parker wants to play at five more seasons with Spurs

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Parker is somehow only 33 years old, and he believes he has a lot left to offer the San Antonio Spurs. Parker, who is in his 15th season with San Antonio, intends to make it to twenty seasons with the Spurs before the two parties part ways. “I want to go to 20 seasons, hopefully, with..." April 29

  • Report: Celtics believe Kevin Durant will visit in free agency

    NESN "The Boston Celtics’ season ended on a bittersweet note Thursday. But before Celtics fans start feeling too down, here’s a friendly reminder: The fun begins now. With Boston’s season officially over after the Atlanta Hawks eliminated them in the first round, the focus shifts to the offseason and..." April 29

  • Isaiah Thomas Can’t Predict The Celtics’ Offseason Because ‘We Ain’t Got No Michael Jordan’

    Dime Magazine "The best season of the Brad Stevens era came just in time for the Boston Celtics. No summer since 2012 has been more important for the future of Danny Ainge’s organization than this one. By way of a long past trade with the Brooklyn Nets that began a supposedly arduous rebuilding project, the..." April 29

  • Deron Williams To Opt Out; Mavs Want Him Back

    Hoops Rumors "Deron Williams plans to turn down his player option worth more than $5.621MM and hit free agency to seek a multiyear contract this summer, sources told Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com (ESPN Now link). The Mavericks and the point guard have mutual interest in doing a new deal, according to..." April 29

  • Pau Gasol says Spurs are an 'interesting option' in free agency

    CBS Sports "Imagine for a second Pau Gasol operating in the San Antonio Spurs' beautiful offense, throwing over-the-shoulder passes to cutters and daring teams to double-team him in the post. It almost happened a couple of years ago, but Gasol chose to join the Chicago Bulls. In retrospect that seems like a..." April 29

  • Bulls gave Jackson poor recommendation for Thibodeau

    New York Daily News "Let's face it: Carmelo Anthony is better equipped to handle a coaching search than Knicks president Phil Jackson. While Jackson narrowed his list of potential candidates to “my friends who run the triangle,” Anthony would have opened the search to include — how’s this for thinking outside the..." April 29

  • Carmelo belives he's a better scorer than Curry, LeBron

    SLAM Online "During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony was asked if he believes he’s a better scorer than both LeBron James and Stephen Curry, and he (of course) answered in the affirmative. " April 29

  • Anonymous Rockets Player on the Real Problem Between Harden and Howard

    Black Sports Online "The Houston Rockets season ended on Wednesday night as they were blown out by the defending champion, Golden State Warriors. The 2015-2016 Rockets season was plagued by dysfunction, bitterness and lack of purpose. According to Yahoo Sports The Vertical, at the center of it all is the relationship..." April 29

  • Carmelo Anthony: Would assume I'd be talking with Phil Jackson about coach

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson discussed the Knicks' coaching search during their exit meetings last month and haven't spoken about it since. The lack of communication is a bit odd because Anthony has said he wants to share his opinion with the front office during the search. "I'm pretty..." April 29

  • Report: Randy Wittman favoring Nene, Ramon Sessions frustrated other Wizards

    Pro Basketball Talk "How can new coach Scott Brooks get the underwhelming Wizards on track? Looking back on Randy Wittman’s tenure could be instructive. Wittman reportedly upset players by playing favorites, namely Nene and Ramon Sessions. J. Michael of CSN Washington: I’m told by multiple persons with..." April 29

  • Steph Curry Admits Wife Ayesha Rejected Him the First Time He Tried to Kiss Her: “I Struck Out”

    Complex "Steph and Ayesha Curry might be one of the most powerful couples in professional sports today—with a video of Ayesha throwing confetti on Steph recently sending her name soaring to the top of Twitter’s trending topics list—but about a decade ago, Steph was stuck in the friend zone with Ayesha. The..." April 29

  • Brooks: Wall has ability to be one of the best players in the game

    Washington Post "The NBA has become a point guard’s game, and Scott Brooks’s knowledge of the position is as deep as any person’s in the game. Undrafted out of UC Irvine, Brooks carved out a 10-year NBA career with a 5-foot-11 frame as a point guard for six different teams. He later spent six-plus seasons..." April 29

  • Pistons' Stanley Johnson may be withheld from summer league for skills work

    Michigan Live "Stanley Johnson might benefit from summer league but not nearly as much as from drills and more drills. So the Detroit Pistons forward, who just completed his rookie season, might not participate in Orlando Pro Summer League in July. That's one of the offseason issues the Pistons already find..." April 29

  • Dominique: 'Wish I could suit up for the last 30 seconds just to say I beat Boston'

    The Score "Basketball Hall of Famer and former Atlanta Hawks star Dominique Wilkins was never able to get past the Eastern Conference semifinals during his tenure with the franchise, thanks in large part to the dynasty Boston Celtics. The Hawks and Celtics squared off in the playoffs on three occasions..." April 29

  • Spencer Hawes has sprained MCL, likely out for rest of first round

    Real GM Basketball "Spencer Hawes of the Charlotte Hornets had an MRI that revealed a sprained MCL in his right knee which will be re-evaluated in a week. " April 29

  • Pacers' George willing to play all 48 in Game 6

    ESPN "Pacers star Paul George said he is willing to play 48 minutes in Friday night's Game 6 against the Toronto Raptors if needed. "If that's the direction that the game is going, I'm all for it," George said after Thursday's practice. "Whatever we got to do to win, I'm doing it." George scored..." April 28

  • DeAndre Jordan: Undercover Nightclub Party ... After Clippers Loss

    TMZ "How do you get your mind off a crushing Game 5 playoff loss?? If you're DeAndre Jordan ... YOU TURN UP!!! Hours after the Trailblazers downed the Clippers at Staples Center ... Jordan hit up Warwick nightclub in Hollywood with a few lady friends. " April 28

  • NBA rules officials made correct no-call on Wade's missed Game 5 layup

    The Score "Despite what Erik Spoelstra and Gabrielle Union may think, the NBA has ruled that officials made the correct no-call on Dwyane Wade's missed layup attempt during the dying seconds of Game 5. The league released its Last Two Minute Report on Thursday, claiming that Charlotte Hornets center Cody..." April 28

  • Stephen Curry To Begin Testing Knee Next Week

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry is starting to feel better a few days after injuring his MCL. Curry is expected to begin testing his knee on the court next week." April 28

  • Doc and Austin Rivers Have a Sad, Distant Father-Son Relationship

    Complex "The Los Angeles Clippers are struggling on many fronts. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are out for the rest of the playoffs. LA trails the Portland Trailblazers 3-2 when at one point it looked like the Clippers, who led this series 2-0, could give the depleted Warriors a run for their money in..." April 28

  • Carmelo Anthony says he has not been consulted in Knicks' coaching search

    CBS Sports "When Carmelo Anthony re-signed with the New York Knicks in 2014, it was widely known that it was an awkward fit for both sides. The Knicks were clearly looking at a rebuild, and that just doesn't work with a superstar on board. Rumors of a possible trade have been floated and shot down several..." April 28

  • Report: Blake Griffin played knowing he could reinjure quad

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Griffin was reportedly taking a significant risk in returning to the Los Angeles Clippers this season, and he knew it, too. According to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, Griffin was aware that it was a “strong possibility” that he would re-tear his left quadriceps tendon if he tried to..." April 28

  • Melo: Thibodeau would've come to Knicks if offered job

    The Score "Carmelo Anthony said Wednesday that new Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau would have taken the same job with the New York Knicks if it had been offered to him. "I'm pretty sure he wanted to come (to New York)," Anthony told ESPN's Ian Begley. "He waited a while to see if there was..." April 28

  • Lakers Expected To Interview Former Cavaliers Coach David Blatt

    Lakers Nation "The coaching search is beginning to heat up for the Los Angeles Lakers as the team has already been granted permission to speak with two leading candidates in Warriors assistant Luke Walton and Spurs assistant Ettore Messina. While those two are the early front-runners plenty of other names,..." April 28

  • Carmelo Anthony Responds to Phil Jackson's Critique of Knicks' Play

    Bleacher Report "Earlier in April, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said of the team and its superstar, Carmelo Anthony: "Some of our best games we played were when Carmelo didn't play and we didn't win but we had great games," per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. On Thursday, Anthony responded to..." April 28

  • Chris Bosh, wife publicly lobbying Heat to play big man

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chris Bosh released a statement last month that he was “positive” he’d play again for the Heat this season. But Bosh still hasn’t returned after blood-clot issues, and Miami’s season could end soon. So, before yesterday’s Game 5, Bosh and his wife seemed to launch a coordinated public..." April 28

  • Andre Drummond 'open' to going underhanded at the line

    Detroit News "Pistons center Andre Drummond is no Rick Barry at the free-throw line. But the two may have something in common beginning next year. Drummond, who had a horrific season at the line — making just 36 percent — potentially could be changing his style to underhand free throws next..." April 28

  • Steven Adams explains why he doesn't talk to Tim Duncan

    The Score "Despite being a highly effective option on both ends of the court, Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams is mostly known for being an agitator. Never one to back down from a challenge and always one to impose his physicality upon the opponent, Adams often finds himself entangled in..." April 28

  • Warriors grant Lakers permission to interview Luke Walton

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors have granted permission to the Los Angeles Lakers to interview Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton for their coaching vacancy. Steve Kerr, who was named the NBA Coach of the Year on Tuesday, revealed before Wednesday night's series-clinching Game 5 win over the..." April 28

  • Knicks hiring David Blatt as assistant coach could be best of both worlds for Phil Jackson

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson finally got around to conducting a coaching search on Monday when he met with David Blatt, Steve Mills’ former teammate at Princeton. There is an instant connection, of course, since Jackson’s best friend, Bill Bradley, is also a Princeton man. That's three Ivy Leaguers and the one..." April 28

  • Gabrielle Union goes on Twitter rant over controversial Game 5 ending

    SI "Gabrielle Union agrees with Skip Bayless. It may not happen often but she took to Twitter to debate a call in the final minute of the game that went against the Miami Heat. With just five seconds remaining, Dwyane Wade made his way toward the basket before having the game-tying shot..." April 28

  • DeMarcus Cousins: Kings would be playoff team with ‘Michael Malone’

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarcus Cousins is not shy about placing the blame for another disappointing Sacramento Kings season on George Karl. In an interview with Carmichael Dave on KHTK 1140 in Sacramento Thursday, Cousins said he believes the Kings would be a playoff team had they not fired Michael Malone at the..." April 28

  • James Harden: 'I have to be better next year'

    Houston Chronicle "As the Rockets rushed from the Oracle Arena visitor's locker room and a long, frustrating season, James Harden looked to the off-season pledging to return a better player. "Just a tough year. Tough year," Harden said. "I think every player, every great player goes through it. It's an..." April 28

  • Rockets' season ends and the truth comes out

    ESPN "With the Houston Rockets' season finally over after a 114-81 loss to the Golden State Warriors, the truth was finally uttered in the locker room. “The season from the beginning wasn’t going our way,” James Harden said. “We had too many distractions, a bumpy road this entire season.” A team..." April 28

  • The Case For: The future of the Wolves

    SI "There was a time when MTV would label certain music videos "buzzworthy." If you happened to be paying attention to MTV Jams around 1997, this word mattered. Thrown in with the regular rotation of hits, "buzzworthy" was a cue that the song in question was a) new and b) could be big. The predictions..." April 28

  • Doc Rivers stays strong in eye of Clippers' storm

    ESPN "Doc Rivers has been the Los Angeles Clippers' calming force during troubling times like this. The Clippers have made the playoffs the past five seasons but in each of the past three seasons under Rivers, they’ve been leveled with a gut punch during the postseason that took their breath away and..." April 28

  • Flag-bearer honour caps long Olympic career for Scola

    Toronto Star "One of the great delights of this season for me has been getting to know Luis Scola, who could easily replace that guy who pitched beer and was known as The Most Interesting Man In The World. I’ve written more than a few times about Scola and around him, his maturity and worldview are anathema to..." April 28

  • Magic, Bucks, Blazers and Hornets the favorites for Dwight Howard

    The Sports Daily "Dwight Howard seems as good as gone from the Houston Rockets and the suitors lining up for his services this summer seem plentiful. According to ESPN.com’s Calvin Watkins, the Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets stand alone as the favorite to land D12..." April 28

  • Report: Harden-Howard relationship considered 'cordially bad'

    The Score "It's entirely plausible that Wednesday's Game 5 will mark the final time that Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden and center Dwight Howard share the court as teammates. The animosity between the two has continued to linger into the postseason, with one team source referring to the..." April 28

  • Draymond Green Put The Injuries To Chris Paul And Steph Curry In The Proper Perspective

    Dime Magazine "Draymond Green does a lot of things on a basketball court, and he’ll be asked to do even more with Steph Curry sidelined. Off the court, however, he only does one thing: He keeps it real. He kept it real when a reporter asked him an inappropriate question about Houston floods, for example, and it..." April 27

  • Hornets’ Nic Batum declares himself ready for Game 5

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets forward Nic Batum participated fully in shoot around this morning at American Airlines Arena and plans to play tonight against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of this first-round playoff series. Batum missed the previous two games after suffering left foot and ankle injuries in a..." April 27

  • Chris Bosh reaffirms desire to play; Heat say he's out indefinitely

    ESPN "Chris Bosh and his wife appeared to break weeks of silence about his status with the Miami Heat with social media posts Tuesday that reaffirmed his desire to return to the court. But the Heat re-stated their position there are no plans for him to play. Bosh's wife Adrienne, who is active on..." April 27

  • Jason Terry Guarantees A Rockets Win Over The Warriors In Game 5

    Uproxx "With their first-round opponent missing their MVP and the frontrunner for a second-round matchup missing their two best players, the Houston Rockets should be feeling very lucky. No eighth seed in recent memory has had this many lucky breaks in such a short time. Maybe that’s why backup point..." April 27

  • The Lakers are auctioning off part of the court from Kobe's final game

    Fox Sports "Lakers fans sitting on a spare five figures will have the chance to turn a section of the court from Kobe Bryant's last game into the centerpiece of their living room, all for a good cause. The Lakers announced Wednesday that the commemorative No. 8 added to the floor at the Staples Center will be..." April 27

  • Spurs’ Duncan: Leonard not getting star treatment he deserves

    San Antonio Express-News "It doesn’t take Tim Duncan long to recount the most drawn-out conversation he has ever had with Kawhi Leonard. “I don’t think it’s ever surpassed 10 or 15 seconds,” Duncan said. The Spurs’ small forward, like Duncan before him, prefers to deal in deeds rather than words. “He hasn’t said a..." April 27

  • Phil Jackson met with David Blatt about Knicks’ coaching job

    SI "Knicks president Phil Jackson met with former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt about New York’s head coaching job Monday, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The Knicks fired Derek Fisher in February, and Kurt Rambis finished the season as the team’s interim coach. Blatt was fired..." April 27

  • Ettore Messina To Get ‘Legit Look’ If Luke Walton Declines

    Lakers Nation "Coaching rumors surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers have been moving furiously since the team decided to fire Byron Scott. Among the numerous candidates rumored as possibilities for the position, Warriors assistant Luke Walton and Spurs assistant Ettore Messina seem to be emerging as..." April 27

  • Jeanie Buss says Jackson isn't coming back to Lakers

    The Score "According to Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss, any involvement of Phil Jackson with the Forum blue and gold will be limited to his singing cameo in Kobe Bryant's farewell Nike commercial. Buss again tried to quell rumors this week that her fiance would return to the organization before..." April 27