• Pat Riley reportedly hates the Dwyane Wade-LeBron James friendship

    Larry Brown Sports "The lovefest between former teammates Dwyane Wade and LeBron James is slightly offputting to some in the NBA, and Heat president Pat Riley is reportedly one of them. ESPN’s Pablo S. Torre profiled the pair’s relationship, in which one mutual friend says the pair are “like twins.” Even Wade’s..." May 27

  • D'Antoni hire raises questions about Howard's future in Houston

    The Score "The Houston Rockets knew the consequences of hiring Mike D'Antoni as their head coach. Put aside the X's and O's. D'Antoni carries a long history of breathtaking offenses and iffy defenses - a style that should fit James Harden perfectly. The bigger question of the D'Antoni hire points to the..." May 27

  • Carlesimo to replace D'Antoni as 76ers' top assistant

    Today's Fastbreak "To replace Mike D’Antoni, who left for the Houston Rockets head coaching job, the Philadelphia 76ers have added PJ Carlesimo to Brett Brown’s staff as their top assistant. Carlesimo, 66, has nine seasons of head coaching experience under his belt and another seven years of being an assistant..." May 27

  • Raptors' Casey defends tactic of coaches distracting shooters

    The Score "When it comes to defending the 3-point line, the Toronto Raptors could use all the help they can get. And when his players can't get it done, it's up to Dwane Casey to be the last line of defense. Casey caught flack for harassing Kyrie Irving during a crucial shot during the finish to Game 4,..." May 27

  • Sixers likely to trade Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "There's a new sheriff in town running the Sixers and unlike in years past under general manager Sam Hinkie, trade rumors have been running rampant since Bryan Colangelo replaced the architect of 'The Process.' After winning the NBA Draft lottery last week, the Sixers biggest decision over the..." May 27

  • Khloe Kardashian's Trigger For Divorce ... She Wants Kids

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian told Lamar Odom she needed to end their marriage once and for all ... because the clock is ticking and she wants kids ... sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ. Our sources say Khloe sat Lamar down recently and explained she wanted a family, and couldn't even start..." May 27

  • Draymond Green Kicked Andre Roberson in the Face

    The Big Lead "The NBA declined to suspend Draymond Green for kicking Steven Adams in the groin. Many men consider that region to be an important part of the body. Also important? The face. Green continued his Rockette-like moves in Game 5 because the league has already sent the message that he won’t be..." May 27

  • Fizdale treated to rude welcome by Memphis paper

    The Score "Back when he was roaming the sidelines in South Beach, everyone knew who David Fizdale was - even though he was an assistant coach. He spent eight seasons there and won two titles as Erik Spoelstra's right-hand man. But the transition to Memphis to become head coach of the Grizzlies has not..." May 27

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have fun with question about Stephen Curry’s defense

    Washington Post "The saying goes that a picture paints a thousand words. The video of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant attempting to respond to a question about Stephen Curry’s defense, however, said much more than that. Following Thursday night’s 120-111 win for the Golden State Warriors over the Oklahoma..." May 27

  • 57 players withdraw from 2016 NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "The withdrawal deadline for the 2016 NBA draft is June 13. But the NCAA, in an effort to treat players better, allowed players to declare for the draft and withdraw by May 25 while maintaining college eligibility. (Yes, this qualifies as better treatment. Giving the players the full extra..." May 27

  • For Wizards, $23 million for Bradley Beal is the price of NBA free agency

    Washington Post "Bradley Beal has not refrained from publicly quantifying his worth with free agency looming this summer. Last week, he restated that he believes he deserves a maximum contract. He hopes and expects the Washington Wizards will offer it. He wants to stay in Washington, but acknowledged he will look..." May 27

  • Raptors defend Joseph, Carroll after casino visit

    Toronto Sun "Years ago, Scotty Bowman handed a hockey stick to a doorman at the hotel his team was staying at and requested a favour. He asked the late-night doorman to get an autograph on the stick of every player who came in after 11 p.m. He didn’t just ask for autographs, which are often..." May 27

  • Mark Cuban ‘all for legalized gambling’ in the U.S.

    The Comeback "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is always thinking outside the box, so his thoughts on legalized gambling in the United States are always worth paying attention to. Not surprisingly, Cuban is all-in on legalizing gambling in the United States, and he seems to hope it happens soon. “I’m not a..." May 27

  • Dwyane Wade: ‘I don’t want to be on the market at all’

    Palm Beach Post "Sounds like a simple summer for Dwyane Wade. At least that’s the way Pat Riley is framing the necessary recommitment of the Miami Heat to its star player, and vice versa. “We’ll sit down and we’ll talk about that with Dwyane,” said Riley, who doesn’t do much for his negotiating position by..." May 27

  • Khloe Kardashian Files for Divorce Again

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian has just gone to court a second time to end her marriage to Lamar Odom ... TMZ has learned. Khloe, with the help of attorney Laura Wasser, filed for divorce Thursday, claiming -- as she did the first time -- irreconcilable differences. Our sources say there is a prenup and the..." May 26

  • Markieff Morris detained at Philadelphia International Airport

    CSN Philly "Former Prep Charter and current Washington Wizards star Markieff Morris was detained at Philadelphia International Airport Thursday, according to law enforcement officials. Morris, who was with a party that included his mother, checked a bag for an international trip when “a suspicious item”..." May 26

  • Magic expect to be active players in free agency, could target Al Horford

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic’s free-agency ambitions should surprise no one. The franchise potentially opened $16.8 million in salary-cap space when it traded 23-year-old Tobias Harris a few months ago for a pair of role players on cap-friendly deals. The team opened $7.8 million more in space when it traded..." May 26

  • Rockets to hire Mike D'Antoni as head coach

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets have opted to make former Suns, Knicks and Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni their next coach, a person with knowledge of the decision said on Thursday. The team began contract negotiations with D'Antoni on a four-year deal, the last at the team's option. D'Antoni, the 76ers associate..." May 26

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • The Cavaliers' best lineup features LeBron James and 4 bench players

    SB Nation "No five-man unit was as famous in the NBA in the past two seasons as Golden State's "Death Lineup." The combination of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green became synonymous with explosive offense and disruptive defense. It was a five-headed monster that..." May 26

  • Cavaliers DJ Trash Talks Drake on Instagram Following Cleveland’s Game 5 Win Over Raptors

    Complex "After the Raptors beat the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, Drake threw some shade at LeBron James and Cleveland’s team DJ Steph Floss when he posted this on Instagram: Then, after the Raptors beat the Cavaliers in Game 4 of the ECF on Monday night, Drake..." May 26

  • David Fizdale to be Grizzlies new head coach

    Sportsnaut "It was reported earlier in the week that the Memphis Grizzlies had offered Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale their head coaching job. Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is now reporting that the two sides have come to an agreement on a four-year contract. Fizdale, 41, has served as..." May 26

  • Carroll, Joseph put reps on line with late-night casino visit

    Toronto Sun "On the morning of the latest, biggest game in Raptors history — just before 2 in the morning to be precise — two prominent Toronto players were spotted walking through a downtown Cleveland casino with a large group, clearly not in game-preparation mode. This may have had nothing to do with how..." May 26

  • Phil Jackson To Pursue Joakim Noah

    Daily Knicks "Since 2007, few players have been as synonymous with the Chicago Bulls as center Joakim Noah. His defensive consistency, unbridled intensity, and outspoken nature helped define the organization, and restore it to postseason prominence. In 2016, that glorious run could conclude. Noah helped..." May 26

  • Toronto's Kyle Lowry was stunned by the box score after blowout loss

    Fox Sports "The Toronto Raptors turned the Eastern Conference Finals into a series worth watching with two cosecutive wins at home, but the Cleveland Cavaliers responded with a dominant performance in Game 5, blowing away Toronto in the opening quarter and cruising to a 116-78 win in a game where four of five..." May 26

  • Heather Cox Expected to Leave ESPN After Nearly 22 Years

    The Big Lead "Heather Cox, who joined ESPN in 1994, is expected to leave the network for NBC, The Big Lead has learned. Cox declined to comment for this story; it is not finalized yet, but we have heard that it is headed that way. Cox has most recently done sideline reporting on ESPN’s college football, NBA,..." May 26

  • Should the San Antonio Spurs Replace Danny Green?

    Air Alamo "Although his defense was still extremely solid, Green averaged only 7.2 points per game during the regular season while shooting about 38% from the field. His 3-point field goal percentage plummeted to about 33%. Considering that he’s a career 40% shooter from downtown, the dip was both perplexing..." May 26

  • Cavaliers fan gets in shouting match with Dwane Casey

    The Sports Daily "Nothing went right for the Toronto Raptors in their 116-78 loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Cleveland was clicking on all cylinders in the pivotal Game 5 of the series, and their Big 3 set the tone early and completely dominated the opposition. As bad as the box score looked for the..." May 26

  • Warriors owner Joe Lacob got into it with Thunder fan

    Larry Brown Sports "After setting the NBA record for wins in a single season with 73, the Golden State Warriors have found themselves in the unexpected predicament of being on the brink of playoff elimination. From the sound of it, team owner Joe Lacob is not taking it all that well. In a feature that examines the..." May 26

  • Jason Terry Talks Dwight Howard 's Trip to Free Agency

    The Sports Daily "Count Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry as one of the few people who don’t buy into the notion of Dwight Howard opting for free agency this summer. Most believe it’s going to happen. Howard has a player option and the Rockets were the league’s biggest disappointments last year. It doesn’t help..." May 26

  • Kobe texted Draymond Green advice after Warriors' Game 4 loss to Thunder

    Fox Sports "Earlier this season, the Golden State Warriors suffered a loss far more embarrassing than their back-to-back beatdowns by the Oklahoma City Thunder in Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals. An overconfident Warriors squad strolled into Staples Center on Sunday, March 6 expecting to..." May 26

  • Steve Kerr says Warriors' psyche isn't damaged

    The Oklahoman "Warriors coach Steve Kerr chatted with the media in Oakland on Wednesday. Here’s part of what he had to say, with my comments following: Kerr, on the series: “It's just kind of a reality, sense of reality staring us in the face. We're down 3-1, obviously. So we've got to win tomorrow. Momentum..." May 26

  • Jaylen Brown: The 2016 NBA draft’s Renaissance man

    The Undefeated "The 6-foot-7-inch, 233-pounder with a flat-top instantly caught the eyes of the patrons as he walked into his beloved Pedro’s Brazil Café wearing a custom-made FC Barcelona futbol jersey. A veggie rice bowl with extra cilantro and two mango smoothies were on his mind after his 6:30 a.m. basketball..." May 26

  • Warriors need more from Andrew Bogut, coach says

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday that Andrew Bogut isn't hurt and that the team needs its 7-foot veteran center to stay on the floor and be effective if the club is to come back from a 3-1 deficit against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Bogut has averaged only 14 minutes through the first..." May 26

  • Riley calls Wade irreplaceable, a lifer in Miami

    The Score "The Miami Heat front office doesn't appear to be willing to let Dwyane Wade entertain the free-agent market this summer. That's good, because Wade has acknowledged himself that he doesn't want to. The 34-year-old has spent his entire 13-year career in Miami, and Heat president Pat Riley..." May 26

  • Bismack Biyombo has NBA execs talking $17 million a year — but not max, yet

    Sporting News "No, Bismack Biyombo’s postseason surge won’t be enough to push him to a full max-contract when he opts out of his current deal this summer—probably not, at least. But he’s certainly made the prospect of re-signing him a difficult one for the Raptors, and has earned himself a sizable..." May 26

  • Report: 76ers could look to trade Jahlil Okafor

    Sportsnaut "Already in possession of the top overall pick in next month’s NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers are going to have their pick of the litter as it relates to one of the most talent-laden classes in recent Association history. Also boasting three more picks in the top 39, including two other first..." May 26

  • Tracy McGrady: 'If Bradley Beal is a max player, I'm coming back'

    The Sports Daily "If Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal gets a max contract this summer, former NBA player Tracy McGrady is going to come out of retirement. “If he’s a max player, I’m coming back,” McGrady said on ESPN’s The Jump, tongue in cheek. Beal said yesterday that he will seek a max contract this..." May 26

  • Stephen Curry 'Playing At 70 Percent, At Best'

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry has struggled in Games 3 and 4 of the Golden State Warriors' series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, not showing any of the explosion he had during his MVP season before injuring his knee. "He's playing at 70 percent, at best," a source close to Curry said. Curry has..." May 26

  • The Warriors are stressed out like never before

    USA Today "The signs of stress were everywhere for the Golden State Warriors and their frazzled fans the past few days. All the growing angst, this nightmare unfolding before them after a season of history-making harmony, wasn’t limited to the Chesapeake Arena court where the Oklahoma City Thunder..." May 26

  • Area Man Yelling Courtside Is All Of Us During These NBA Playoffs

    Huffington Post "NBA playoff basketball is the best. Except when it’s the worst, like this season. NBA lovers have been subjected to blowout after blowout, garbage-time quarter after garbage-time quarter. And this area man at Wednesday night’s NBA playoff game in Cleveland is fed up. He has every right to..." May 26

  • Griz get their nice guy, at last

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Welcome, David Fizdale! This could be the start of a successful era for you and the Memphis Grizzlies! All you have to do is persuade Mike Conley to re-sign as a free agent. And develop the young players on this team into something they've never been. And lay your hands on Marc Gasol's foot so..." May 26

  • Joakim Noah Preparing To Leave Bulls?

    Hoops Rumors "Longtime Bull Joakim Noah is eligible for free agency this summer, and one Bulls player tells Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times that Noah has been telling teammates in recent weeks that he’s done with the organization once free agency begins, adding that he “has no trust in the front office..." May 26

  • Grizzlies offer David Fizdale their head coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "It seems the Memphis Grizzlies have found their next head coach. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Grizzlies have offered their head coaching job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale. The two sides are working on a contract. Fizdale, 41, has been an assistant with the Heat since..." May 25

  • DeMar DeRozan -- Laker Bound? ... BFF Suggests Move to L.A.

    TMZ "DeMar DeRozan's days in the six might be numbered ... that's according to his best friend and former teammate, Romeo Miller, who says he knows where DeRozan is headed ... and he strongly suggests it's L.A. We got Romeo out at The Grove and asked him about DeMar ... who will be one of the most..." May 25

  • The Thunder Came Very Close to Drafting Brook Lopez Over Russell Westbrook in 2008

    Complex "If the Thunder didn’t have Russell Westbrook on their team right now, there’s a pretty good chance they wouldn’t be up 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors. Hell, if the Thunder didn’t have Russell Westbrook on their team right now, there’s a pretty good chance they wouldn’t..." May 25

  • Report: Steven Adams suffered testicular contusion

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Draymond Green kicked Steven Adams in the groin, it did more than create mass debate about the appropriate punishment. Green hurt Adams badly, it sounds like." May 25

  • Report: Draymond avoids suspension from Kanter trip

    The Score "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will once again avoid suspension. The NBA won't upgrade Green's trip against Enes Kanter to a flagrant 1, reports USA Today's Sam Amick. Green's feet got tangled up with Kanter's in the second quarter of Tuesday's Game 4. Upon falling to the..." May 25

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25