• Curry will vote against Warriors’ team trip to White House

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors will hold a team vote on whether to accept an invite to the White House, but one prominent player won’t be in favor. Stephen Curry said Wednesday on “The Jump” that he will vote no on a trip to the White House in protest of President Donald Trump." September 22

  • Draymond Green had no sympathy for Kevin Durant over Twitter shenanigans

    Sporting News "When it comes to social media mishaps, Draymond Green had it a lot worse than Kevin Durant, so he had no sympathy for his Warriors teammate's recent Twitter woes. Durant admitted earlier this week he had created fake Twitter accounts to defend himself online after getting caught posting about..." September 22

  • Report: Pistons ‘Found Little Interest’ in Andre Drummond on Trade Market

    SLAM Online "The Detroit Pistons have reportedly “found little interest” in Andre Drummond since making their 24-year-old center available last season. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, Drummond’s regression on defense has hurt his trade value. The Pistons sniffed out the Drummond trade market for much of..." September 22

  • Thunder GM not concerned MVP Russell Westbrook has yet to sign $207M extension

    CBS Sports "Going into training camp, one of the biggest stories for the Oklahoma City Thunder is how Russell Westbrook has still not signed the massive five-year, $207M extension that has been on the table since back in June. Even with the new revelation that Westbrook recently underwent a PRP injection on..." September 22

  • Wizards’ Markieff Morris expected to miss six to eight weeks after having sports hernia surgery

    Washington Post "On Friday, Morris underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia and the team announced he is expected to miss approximately six to eight weeks. According to the timeline, the earliest Morris could return would be Nov. 3, seven games into the regular season when the Wizards host the Eastern..." September 22

  • J. R. Smith on LeBron's Future: 'He'll Be Wherever the F**k He Wants

    TMZ "J.R. Smith was asked about LeBron James ditching the Cavs ... and went COMPLETELY NUCLEAR -- telling the guy who brought it up to get the "f*ck outta here!" It all went down outside Poppy in L.A. -- one of the hottest new restaurants in West Hollywood -- when a photog hit a nerve by asking if..." September 22

  • Thunder GM Sam Presti praises Kevin Durant in wake of tweets

    ESPN "In the wake of Kevin Durant's deleted tweets that slammed his former team and coach, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti responded on Friday by taking the high road and praising Durant's time in Oklahoma City. "I think the only thing I can say to that is just to be consistent with..." September 22

  • Carmelo Is Expected To Start The Season With The Knicks

    Dime Magazine "The talk about Carmelo Anthony finally leaving the Knicks appears to have been overblown. Despite some cautious optimism from his team and a flurry of rumors that he could be traded before Knicks media day on Monday, it seems many are finally resigned to let him appear in a Knicks uniform at that..." September 22

  • Suns To Sign Anthony Bennett

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns have reached an agreement to sign former first overall pick Anthony Bennett to a contract, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (via Twitter). According to Charania, Bennett’s deal with Phoenix will be non-guaranteed. Bennett, 24, has bounced around the NBA since being selected with..." September 22

  • Carmelo Anthony Not Mentioned In Knicks GM’s Rebuilding Plan

    NESN "Carmelo Anthony still is a member of the New York Knicks, but you wouldn’t know it if you read new Knicks general manager Scott Perry’s plan to reshape the franchise. The first-year general manager laid out his plan to rebuild the Knicks in a blog on MSG’s official website. And while the..." September 22

  • Steve Kerr: No decision on White House visit until we discuss as team

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors plan to meet as a team this fall to discuss whether they'll celebrate their NBA championship at the White House, team and league officials told ESPN. "We will meet as a team to discuss it and make a decision," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told ESPN. The Warriors,..." September 22

  • New Knicks forward Michael Beasley calls Stephen A. Smith a liar, explains why he quit smoking weed

    New York Daily News "Michael Beasley took strong exception to Stephen A. Smith for bringing up his past issues with marijuana, and fired back at the ESPN host by calling him "a liar" who has created tales about relationships with players. Explaining that he cleaned up his act five years ago for the sake of his..." September 22

  • Jeff Hornacek won’t touch radioactive Porzingis reports

    New York Post "Jeff Hornacek said any notion he and Kristaps Porzingis are on the outs is false. According to a source, the Porzingis-Hornacek dynamic last season was radioactive. Former Post columnist Peter Vecsey reported one of the reasons he blew off the infamous exit meeting was over an incident in which..." September 22

  • Russell Westbrook received PRP injection

    Fanrag Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder executive Sam Presti told Royce Young of ESPN on Friday morning that point guard Russell Westbrook had a PRP injection in his right knee and will miss the first few days of training camp, while nothing that in regards to the point guard’s status, it’s “nothing..." September 22

  • Wiggins, Wolves Nearing Five-Year, $148M Max Contract

    Real GM Basketball "Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves are expected to soon finalize a five-year, $148 million max contract. Wiggins was the first overall pick in the 2014 draft out of Kansas by the Cleveland CAvaliers and was subsequently traded to the Wolves in the Kevin Love trade. Wiggins averaged..." September 22

  • An ESPN Reporter Believes There’s ‘A Very Good Chance’ Carmelo Is Traded This Weekend

    Uproxx "The Carmelo Anthony trade saga seems to have heated up in recent days. After ostensibly falling dormant for a month or so over the summer, reports have been circulating that activity between the New York Knicks and Anthony’s most aggressive suitor — the Houston Rockets — have given the All-Star..." September 22

  • Paul George says he “Didn’t know I was gonna be traded”

    Pro Basketball Talk "As I have pointed out before here on NBC Sports, I really do love watching NBA marketing unfold in front of me. Some of it — like Kobe Bryant’s weird post career legacy massaging — is downright impressive. Other instances are not quite as sly. Enter newest Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul..." September 22

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Report | Bruce Bowen to join Clippers broadcast team

    Fanrag Sports "After retiring from the NBA following the 2008-09 season, Bruce Bowen has worked in basketball media, most recently serving as an analyst for ESPN. According to a report by Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, Bowen is in line for a change of scenery as he will serve as the color commentator for..." September 22

  • Kings finally get to unleash highly skilled weapon Bogdan Bogdanovic on NBA stage

    CSN Bay Area "The legend of Bogdan Bogdanovic grows. After another deep run against European competition, the 25-year-old shooting guard is headed for the NBA with plenty of fanfare. Bogdanovic and his Serbian teammates fell short of the ultimate goal of winning EuroBasket 2017. Goran Dragic and Team..." September 22

  • Gordon Hayward says Isaiah Thomas “ultimately helped win me over”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Gordon Hayward is now a member of the Boston Celtics, and we are all excited to see how the No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference last season checks out with a newly revamped roster. Of course, Boston has been the subject of much media attention after signing Hayward and trading Isaiah Thomas..." September 22

  • Timberwolves agree to deal with veteran point guard Aaron Brooks, source says

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "For months, the Timberwolves have wanted to bolster their point guard depth with the addition of one more veteran. They got it done on the eve of training camp, agreeing to a deal with Aaron Brooks, a source confirmed Thursday night. Brooks, 32, averaged five points and 1.9 assists in 13.8..." September 22

  • Carmelo Anthony to accept trade to Trail Blazers if Knicks and Rockets don’t strike deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "Carmelo Anthony trade talks between the Knicks and Rockets appear to be going nowhere. Yet, Anthony’s camp is reportedly cautiously optimistic he’ll get dealt by Monday. This might explain why. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum have recruited Anthony to Portland. The Trail Blazers have..." September 21

  • LeBron James 'invested' in helping Cavs' Derrick Rose get next contract

    CBS Sports "When the Cleveland Cavaliers signed Derrick Rose to a one-year, $2.1M deal -- the veteran's minimum -- a few months back, it was seen not only as a surprise, but as a bit of a joke. Was he the piece that would help bring down the Warriors? But now, with training camp just days away, Rose is..." September 21

  • Damian Lillard Reveals Why He'd Never Join an NBA Super Team: 'I'm Not Joining Nobody'

    Complex "Much has been made about different NBA stars teaming up with other NBA stars over the course of the last few seasons to create so-called "super teams" designed to take over the league. From LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh teaming up with the Heat in 2011 to Kevin Durant, Steph Curry,..." September 21

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • Cavs reportedly invite Kendrick Perkins to camp

    Amico Hoops "Free agent center Kendrick Perkins has been taking part in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ workouts in California and is expected to join them for training camp next week, according to a report from cleveland.com. Perkins, 33, is considered a long shot to make the final roster. “Cleveland already..." September 21

  • Stephen Jackson rips Kevin Durant for having fake social media account

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant claims he did not intend to use a fake social media account when he criticized Billy Donovan and the Oklahoma City Thunder over the weekend, but you can count former NBA player Stephen Jackson among the many who do not believe the Finals MVP. During Wednesday’s edition of “The..." September 21

  • 76ers exploring trade market for Jahlil Okafor 'to see what's out there'

    CBS Sports "Whether it's now, at the trade deadline or next summer, it doesn't look like Jahlil Okafor's time in Philadelphia will last much longer. Sixers head coach Brett Brown admitted as much on Wednesday when asked about the team's plan for the former No. 3 overall pick, saying the team is currently..." September 21

  • Lonzo Ball Reveals New Design for the BBB ZO2 Prime

    SLAM Online "The brand and shoe ended up being as much of a conversation during Summer League in Las Vegas as the actual NBA franchises partaking in the games. You had the all-day news ticker at the bottom of ESPN’s live feed, which as ridiculous as it sounds, gave the latest information on what sneaker..." September 21

  • Kristaps Porzingis talking big ahead of awkward Knicks return

    New York Post "Kristaps Porzingis has told confidants his goal is to win a gold medal for Latvia at the European Championships. As he flies back to New York this weekend for his third Knicks training camp after falling short of that goal eight days ago in the tournament’s quarterfinals, Porzingis sounds like..." September 21

  • Lakers sign deal with company for ads on jerseys this season

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Lakers are the latest NBA team to ink a deal with a company for advertisements on jerseys for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Wish, an eCommerce company based out of San Francisco, will be lucky enough to see its corporate logo on Lakers jerseys for the season. It’s not yet..." September 21

  • Heat Agree Upon Jersey Sponsorship With Ultimate Software

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat have agreed upon a jersey sponsorship deal with Ultimate Software. Ultimate Software is listed as the "Official HR/Payroll Provider of the Miami Heat." The patches are limited to 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • John Paxson: 'We're More Than Willing' to Work on Dwyane Wade Contract Buyout

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bulls Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson said Thursday that the organization is willing to work with veteran guard Dwyane Wade on a potential buyout. As seen in the following transcription of Paxson's comments from Cody Westerlund of 670 The Score, Paxson made it clear..." September 21

  • Alex Len to sign $4.2 million qualifying offer before start of camp, become unrestricted free agent in 2018

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns forward/center Alex Len intends to sign his $4.2 million qualifying offer before the start of training camp, slating him to become an unrestricted free agent by the offseason of 2018, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Suns are slated to open camp on Tuesday at Northern..." September 21

  • Detroit Pistons' Reggie Jackson: 'I’ve had no setbacks' with left knee

    Detroit Free Press "Reggie Jackson thinks his left knee is fine. But the Detroit Pistons point guard looking for a bounce-back season won’t know for sure until he’s getting up and down the floor with ease when the season starts a little less than a month from now. But after the trials of last season, Jackson is..." September 21

  • New-Look Pacers Bring "Different Energy"

    NBA.com "Training camp begins next Tuesday, so it's beyond early to evaluate the Pacers. But the initial impression from their workouts together and their time together off the court is that they're more...together. Veterans Paul George, Rodney Stuckey, Monta Ellis, Jeff Teague, Aaron Brooks and Lavoy..." September 21

  • Colangelo 'cautiously optimistic' Embiid extension will get done

    Sportsnaut "As the upstart Philadelphia 76ers prepare to start training camp, there’s a ton of excitement surrounding the team. Sure Ben Simmons returning to full health and the selection of Markelle Fultz helps with this excitement. But coming off an injury-plagued and equally impressive 2016-17 campaign,..." September 20

  • Despite revoked passport, Enes Kanter says Thunder have arranged his travel to Mexico City, Toronto

    The Oklahoman "Enes Kanter never has been shy about speaking his mind. Increasingly, people are asking him to do it. The Thunder center was back in Oklahoma City on Sunday, running a free camp for kids ages 8 to 19 at the Sante Fe Family Life Center. It marked the end of a whirlwind summer that included..." September 20

  • Warriors players and team officials perplexed by Kevin Durant’s offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant’s bizarre summer has his Golden State Warriors just as confused as the rest of us. According to a report by Chris Mannix of The Vertical on Wednesday, many within the Warriors are bewildered by the strange offseason Durant has had. Per Mannix: Many in Golden State, team..." September 20

  • Kevin Durant Explains on YouTube That Because He Slides in DMs & Has Acne He is Just Like Us

    Black Sports Online "Kevin Durant is going through something. I am not exactly sure what, but it is something. I’d recommend seeing a psychiatrist, it might help. One would think winning a championship would eliminate a lot of the things he felt about life, but if anything it has seemed to intensify. Maybe he..." September 20

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • Carmelo Anthony 'Cautiously Optimistic' of Rockets Deal

    New York Daily News "Barring an 11th-hour deal, Carmelo Anthony will remain with the Knicks next week when the team holds their annual media day to tip off the start of training camp. So while the message is one of rebuilding and looking toward the future, the focus will stay on Carmelo’s uncertain status and the..." September 20

  • Kevin Durant Hit ‘Rock Bottom’ After Leaving OKC

    SLAM Online "Kevin Durant was an emotional wreck after deciding to leave OKC behind and take his talents to Northern California last summer. KD says he was taken aback by the intensity of the backlash to him joining the Warriors. Durant’s mind was eventually put at ease by integrating himself into Golden..." September 20

  • Ben Simmons Will Not Have Any Minutes Restrictions

    CBS Philly "First, the good news. Ben Simmons will not have any minutes restrictions this season. Both Sixers head coach Brett Brown and general manager Bryan Colangelo addressed the media on Wednesday, and Colangelo said the team’s 2016 No. 1 overall pick will not have any restrictions this..." September 20

  • Enes Kanter counters Kevin Durant on Thunder organization, ‘those cats’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant – criticizing the Thunder organization in third-person tweets that seemingly were intended to come from an alternate account – wrote, “Kd can’t win a championship with those cats.” Of course, Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter piped up. The Durant-Russell Westbrook relationship..." September 20

  • Magic Johnson subpoenaed as witness in Draymond Green civil lawsuit

    ESPN "Magic Johnson has been subpoenaed as a witness in a civil lawsuit accusing Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green of assault, according to court documents obtained by the Detroit Free Press. Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations, and Green both played basketball..." September 20

  • How does the Thunder feel about Kevin Durant's comments?

    The Oklahoman "Andre Roberson didn't come to the Oklahoma State Fair expecting to answer questions about Kevin Durant. Neither did Patrick Patterson or Doug McDermott, two players who have no idea what it's like to suit up for an entire season with the former Thunder star. The world wanted an answer for..." September 20

  • Iguodala's wild free agency had him on verge of leaving Warriors

    ESPN "As yellow confetti poured down from Oracle Arena's rafters, Andre Iguodala leapt onto the scorer's table in front of 20,000 fans and stood with his arms upward, soaking in the electric atmosphere. "Oh s---, oh s---," he shouted. "Oh s----------." It was a moment of exhilaration for the..." September 20