• Draymond digs Durant: 'I like that dude because he's a lot like me'

    Bleacher Report "It’s a simple question. Four little words. But Draymond Green is struck silent. And quite easily so. He stares ahead, then at the floor. Rocks back and forth. Fiddles with the drawstring on his shorts. Goes to speak. Stops. Nearly 20 seconds pass. He is surprised by the fact he’s caught..." October 23

  • Knicks stumble defensively as Joakim Noah acknowledges he hasn’t recovered his quickness

    New York Daily News "It was just preseason, but it was ugly. In their final three games, the Knicks allowed an average of 109 points per game with the opponents shooting 50%. Those defensive stumbles coincided with the return of Joakim Noah, the former Defensive Player of the Year who Sunday acknowledged that he..." October 23

  • Jared Sullinger to undergo surgery, miss start of season

    Larry Brown Sports "Jared Sullinger will undergo foot surgery on Monday and miss extended time to start the season, according to a report. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news on Sunday. Sullinger is in his first season with the Toronto Raptors after spending his first four years with Boston, so..." October 23

  • D'Antoni thinks he has dream team in Rockets

    USA Today "At one point in the mid-2000s, Mike D’Antoni’s Phoenix Suns were revolutionizing basketball, ushering in a run-and-gun style that has become the norm in today’s NBA. But the former Suns, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers coach has finally found himself, all these years later, in a..." October 23

  • Nowitzki: 'Dallas will always be home'

    Sports Day "How can we really know? How in the world could we predict with any confidence how long 38-year-old Dirk Nowitzki is going to play at the NBA level? There's no measuring stick to gauge when he'll finally lose the battle to Father Time. Yes, there have been big men who have played longer...." October 23

  • Mavs expected to push hard for DeMarcus Cousins in summer 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks have struck out time and time again with elite centers on the free agent market, but you have to admire their perseverance. According to a report by Tim MacMahon of ESPN on Saturday, the Mavericks are expected to go hard after Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins when..." October 23

  • NBA increases 2017-18 salary-cap projection to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA is reportedly closing in on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the new deal will still call for owners and players to split Basketball Related Income about 50-50. So, July’s projection of a $102 million salary cap in 2017-18 still carries weight – except it’s been..." October 23

  • Minnesota still talking Tyus Jones trade, Sixers may have interest

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Timberwolves’ 15-man roster is set, for now. Minnesota waived Rasual Butler and Toure’ Murry on Saturday, the team announced. That means the likes of John Lucas III, Tyus Jones and Adreian Payne are all safe for the time being. But the presence of Jones and Lucas along with Kris Dunn and..." October 23

  • Rick Carlisle thinks Seth Curry can take ‘quantum leap’

    Yardbarker "If there’s one person who thinks that Seth Curry can make a name for himself beyond just the Splash Stepbrother, it’s Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle. In an interview with Leo Sepkowitz of SLAM Online, Carlisle expressed his excitement to see what Curry, Dallas’ new free agent acquisition,..." October 23

  • Bucks Preparing For Greg Monroe To Opt-In For 17-18

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks are preparing for the possibility of Greg Monroe opting into his contract for the 17-18 season. Monroe signed a three-year, $51.4 million deal with the Bucks in the 2015 offseason. Monroe is due $17.88 million for the 17-18 season, which he may not command on the open market..." October 23

  • Khloe and Lamar Divorce Settlement a Done Deal

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have officially signed off on their divorce, and all that's left is a judge's John Hancock ... TMZ has learned. Khloe and Lamar have reached a property settlement and each has now signed legal docs that were filed Friday. It's been an on-again/off-again..." October 23

  • Rose: 'The only thing I could work on is being a better person'

    ESPN "Derrick Rose rejoined the New York Knicks on Saturday, eager to put his civil trial behind him and get back to playing basketball. Rose was with the team for the first time since Oct. 4, when he left for his trial in Los Angeles after a preseason game in Houston. Rose and two friends were..." October 23

  • Chris Paul: 'When I broke my hand, I almost lost my mind'

    Fox Sports "Chris Paul suffered a broken hand in Game 4 of the Clippers' first-round playoff series against the Blazers last season, and once it was learned that Blake Griffin reaggravated a quad injury in the very same game, a series that was tied 2-2 essentially was a wrap. Portland won the next two games,..." October 23

  • Lance Stephenson, Alonzo Gee appear to be in close battle for Pelicans final roster spot

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans have until Monday afternoon to get their roster to the NBA-maximum 15 players and it appears Lance Stephenson and Alonzo Gee are in a two-man battle to land the final spot. Stephenson signed a $1.2 million contract with the Pelicans in September but only $100,000 is..." October 23

  • Durant asks Redditors for tips on what to do in Bay Area

    San Francisco Chronicle "The new guy on the Warriors — Kevin Durant — ventured onto Reddit Thursday to ask users what Bay Area places he should check out. Local Redditers, starstruck by KD's impromptu appearance, were only too happy to oblige. They welcomed him like royalty and suggested restaurants, coffee joints,..." October 23

  • LeBron, Wade placing 'a nice bet and more' on World Series

    CBS Sports "Earlier in the week, we detailed how Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has become a vocal supporter of the Cleveland Indians during their postseason run. It just so turns out that James' Indians will be facing one of his friend and former teammate's teams in the World Series. The Chicago..." October 23

  • Don’t believe the critics—the Raptors are poised for best season yet

    Sportsnet "The Raptors are coming off by far their best season in franchise history. They won more regular season games— 56— than ever before. They not only got out of the first round but also got to the Eastern conference finals for the first time in franchise history, stealing two games off of the eventual..." October 23

  • LeBron James Says ‘Teams Get Together’ To Beat Him

    Dime Magazine "When the Golden State Warriors won the offseason by nabbing Kevin Durant in free agency, it almost seemed like it was a response to LeBron James existing and overpowering them in the NBA Finals. You couldn’t blame LeBron if he took it personally, but he hasn’t mentioned it phasing him publicly...." October 23

  • LeBron: Curry proves I can win MVP despite limited minutes

    ESPN "Even with his coach vowing to limit his minutes during the regular season, LeBron James thinks he can win a fifth MVP this year and only has to look to the guy that beat him out for the award the past two seasons, Stephen Curry, for evidence. “No,” James said Saturday when asked if he was..." October 22

  • Nerlens Noel expected to miss 3-5 weeks after knee surgery

    Philly.com "76ers reserve center Nerlens Noel is scheduled to have surgery Monday at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York to address an inflamed plica above his left knee, according to sources. Dr. Riley Williams and Dr. Steve O’Brien will scope the area during a 10-minute procedure. Noel, who’s..." October 22

  • How Paul Pierce Almost Joined Kevin Garnett In Minnesota, Not Boston

    NESN "The NBA is saying goodbye to two important members of Boston Celtics history: Kevin Garnett announced his retirement in September, while Paul Pierce plans to hang them up after the season. Both players were integral in bringing a championship to Boston in 2008, forming the “Big Three” along..." October 22

  • Hawks GM: 'Absolutely our goal' to keep Millsap long term

    CBS Sports "The Hawks' free agency run was kind of crazy. They started going after Dwight Howard from the start, despite his style of play being the opposite of what the Hawks have done under Mike Budenholzer the past three seasons. Then, when things got dicey with Al Horford, they were trying to make room to..." October 22

  • Charles Barkley Explains Why He Doesn't Rank LeBron James Higher Than Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan

    Complex "Even after LeBron James's extraordinary NBA Finals performance to capture his third ring and help lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first title in franchise history, Charles Barkley told Bill Simmons on his show, Any Given Wednesday, in June that James still isn't a top five all-time player...." October 22

  • Pistons sign 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye

    Oakland Press "Well, if 7-foot-4 backup center Boban Marjanovich gets hurt, the Detroit Pistons will have a ready-made replacement. The team announced Saturday it had signed 7-foot-6, 300-pound center Mamadou N’Diaye to a contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed." October 22

  • Rip Hamilton believes 2004 Pistons would beat 2016 Warriors

    247 Sports "In yet another case of former NBA players denouncing today's Golden State Warriors, Rip Hamilton is now in on the action. The former NBA champion, who won a title as the Detroit Pistons' starting shooting guard in 2004, believes his team would defeat the 2016-17 Warriors, via CBS Sports' NBA..." October 22

  • Clippers’ Paul Pierce sprains ankle stepping on reporter’s foot

    Today's Fastbreak "Los Angeles Clippers’ forward Paul Pierce suffered a sprained ankle during warm-ups before Tuesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings. Pierce stepped on the foot of a sideline reporter and was held out of the franchise’s preseason finale as a result. No definite timetable for his return has..." October 22

  • Kyrie Irving giving his championship ring to his father

    Larry Brown Sports "One of Kyrie Irving’s greatest life accomplishments was winning the NBA title in June. And the young Cavaliers point guard will be giving the symbol of that great accomplishment to his father. Irving told reporters on Saturday that he is giving his championship ring to his dad. The Cavaliers..." October 22

  • Love claims he 'blacked out' when guarding Curry in Game 7

    SI "On June 19, Tyler Kandel sat at a back table at Warren 77 in New York City, eating chicken nachos and drinking craft beer. The TVs were tuned to Game 7 of the NBA Finals, and Kandel was rooting for the Cavaliers because he went to college with their power forward, Kevin Love. With 44 seconds left..." October 22

  • LeBron left Cavs in 2010 to try to beat Boston

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James is well practiced in the art of deflecting questions about his legacy. Each time he leapfrogs another NBA great on the scoring list, after every never-been-done-before comeback in the Finals or hoisting of the Larry O'Brien Trophy, James reflexively says he hasn't given much..." October 22

  • Spurs exercise contract option on Kyle Anderson

    Inside Hoops "The San Antonio Spurs yesterday (Saturday) exercised their fourth-year option on forward Kyle Anderson for the 2017-18 season. Anderson is entering his third season with the Spurs after being selected by San Antonio in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft (30th overall). " October 22

  • Draymond Green up to old leg-kicking ways, gets into scuffle with Trail Blazers

    Sporting News "Apparently Draymond Green hasn't learned to keep his legs away from the opponent's belts when trying to draw a foul. The Warriors forward, who blatantly kicked Thunder big man Steven Adams in the groin during last year's playoffs, aggravated another player Friday night in a preseason game with..." October 22

  • The NBA vets we're going to miss in 2016-2017 season

    Yardbarker "Friends come and go, such is the nature of life and our favorite athletes. This summer saw Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Mo Williams, Kevin Garnett and Amar'e Stoudemire say goodbye to their NBA playing days, meaning the NBA will look much different in 2017 than it did in 1997. Happy Friday to all..." October 22

  • Scottie Pippen: Cops Called Twice This Month ... Domestic Disturbances

    TMZ "Scottie Pippen's marriage did not end well -- cops were called to the NBA star's home TWICE in the past 3 weeks for domestic disturbances ... TMZ Sports has learned. We've confirmed ... the Ft. Lauderdale PD first responded to Pippen's home on October 2nd and found Larsa waiting in her car in..." October 22

  • Larsa Pippen Reportedly Denies She and Future Are a Thing

    Complex "This week, Scottie Pippen dropped shocking news that he was divorcing his longtime wife Larsa Pippen. Now, there seems to be a new wrinkle in the reason for their separation that involves Future. The 51-year-old former Chicago Bulls all-star filed for divorce on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Florida,..." October 22

  • Jimmy Butler shrugs off idea he’s a “diva”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Chicago Bulls traded Derrick Rose to New York, in hopes that the locker room, “whose team is this?” drama would head East with him. This is Jimmy Butler‘s team, with Dwyane Wade now assisting. But the drama isn’t gone yet. On their way out the door, the camps around Rose and Joakim Noah..." October 22

  • Blake Griffin: 'As good as I've felt in several years'

    ESPN "L.A. Clippers star Blake Griffin said Friday he feels as good as he's felt in "several years" heading into the 2016-17 regular season. "I felt great -- as good as I've felt in several years," Griffin said before practice. "It's kind of surprising, actually. I felt good going into camp, but you..." October 22

  • Cavaliers ring ceremony moved to avoid conflict with Indians first World Series game

    Washington Post "When the Indians clinched a berth in the World Series on Wednesday, the city of Cleveland found itself in an unusual dilemma, a particularly ironic one for a sports town coming off an extended title drought. Baseball’s championship showdown is scheduled to begin on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at..." October 22

  • Durant: Seattle NBA team something 'every player wants to see'

    SI "This was the third Friday of September, just before the start of Warriors training camp. The plan called for Durant to arrive at Powell Barnett park in east Seattle at 1 PM, speak to the crowd, knock down an inaugural jumper on the refurbished court—the work of his Kevin Durant Charity..." October 22

  • Sixers' Nerlens Noel to have surgery

    Philly.com "On the night that reserve center Jahlil Okafor made his season debut, the 76ers announced that another reserve center — Nerlens Noel — will have surgery. In the Sixers’ preseason finale Friday night, Okafor scored four points in a 113-110 victory over the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena...." October 22

  • Lauren Holiday undergoes surgery to remove benign brain tumor

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Lauren Holiday underwent successful surgery on Thursday to remove a benign tumor after delivering a healthy baby girl a month ago, sources confirm. Jrue Holiday, Lauren Holiday's husband and the New Orleans Pelicans' starting point guard, has been away from the team since the start of training..." October 22

  • Steve Kerr explains decision to give JaVale McGee final roster spot

    San Francisco Chronicle "A day after the Warriors announced that JaVale McGee had earned the team’s 15th and final roster spot, Steve Kerr offered insight into the decision. “I think he had a good camp,” Kerr said Friday before Golden State’s preseason game against Portland. “He gives us something that we don’t have..." October 22

  • Rudy Gay Told George Karl 'Welcome to Basketball Hell' When Coach Joined Kings

    Bleacher Report "The Sacramento Kings have been a sinking ship for years, finishing under .500 in each of the last 10 seasons, something that Rudy Gay seemed to warn former head coach George Karl about in February 2015. Per ESPN's Marc Stein, Karl states in his upcoming book, titled Furious George, that upon..." October 22

  • Spurs guard Danny Green to miss three weeks with quad strain

    Sporting News "The Spurs' starting lineup will look drastically different to start the season without Tim Duncan and the addition of Pau Gasol but it will also be without shooting guard Danny Green. Green was diagnosed with a left quad strain and is expected to be out approximately three weeks, the team..." October 21

  • Klay Thompson upset over anonymous 'cowards' quote

    San Jose Mercury News "Klay Thompson was a bit grumpy this morning. He blew his tire on the way to the practice facility. “Get ready for some short answers,” he said before sitting down for an interview with reporters. But then Thompson was asked about ESPN’s recent story on Draymond Green, which detailed the fiery..." October 21

  • 76ers expect injured Ben Simmons to return to action in January

    Philly.com "The biggest question surrounding the 76ers is the expected return of Ben Simmons. On Friday, coach Brett Brown confirmed that the first overall pick is scheduled to return in January. League sources previously said that Simmons would be out for three months. “It’s not doom and gloom,” Brown..." October 21

  • Adam Silver: Standing for anthem is 'appropriate thing to do'

    ABC News "Saying that "there may be no organization in our society better positioned than the NBA" to have an impact on today's social climate in the United States, commissioner Adam Silver said he wants to see NBA players continue to stand during the national anthem when the regular season opens next..." October 21

  • Knicks Waive Chasson Randle, Tokoto, Amundson, Cleanthony Early, Damien Inglis

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have waived guards Chasson Randle and J.P. Tokoto and forwards Lou Amundson, Cleanthony Early and Damien Inglis. The roster now stands at 15 players. Randle, 6-2, 185-pounds, was signed as an undrafted free agent on Aug. 4, 2016 and appeared in three preseason games,..." October 21

  • Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian Aren't Engaged!

    Hollywood Take "Are Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian engaged? Rumors are swirling that the couple is planning a wedding and a reality show after just two months of dating. But sources confirm the story is false. A tabloid reported on Wednesday that Tristan and Khloe were getting married next year. A..." October 21

  • Nuggets tout "white pride" uniforms

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nuggets unveiled an awesome sleek white uniform last year. They called it their “WHITEGOLD” alternate, and it was part of the NBA’s “Pride” series of uniforms. So far, so good. Denver had a clean new look and another source of revenue from jersey sales. But, after some hiccups last year,..." October 21

  • The Clippers once considered forfeiting a game because of the NBA schedule

    Fox Sports "It's no secret that the NBA schedule isn't exactly conducive to a good night's sleep. Players often leave an arena after one game and immediately board a flight to get to another, arriving in a new city in early morning hours only to have to play a game the very same night. Teams refer to..." October 21

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