• Who will save the Lakers from Kobe?

    ESPN.com "After a recent blowout loss, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant talked about crime. Or, more specifically, Bryant talked about fighting crime, about being a hero. His metaphor centered on his team trailing by double digits -- nothing new for the Lakers this season -- and the feeling that it..." November 27

  • Mark Cuban wants to move Mavericks, Spurs, Rockets, Pelicans to Eastern Conference

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s Western Conference is better than the league’s Eastern Conference. Way better. Understandably, Western Conference teams don’t like competing with each other for eight playoff spots while the road in the East is much easier. Some have discussed allowing the top 16 teams, regardless..." November 27

  • League executives expect Bradley Beal to demand max money

    CBSSports.com "Real GM's up-and-coming reporter Shams Charania reports that league executives believe that Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal will garner a max extension or offer in free agenc, and that the Wizards will shell out for however much it runs them. As league executives believe in Beal's ability..." November 27

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    With the Thunder's hardship exception expiring, the Thunder will release Sebastian Telfair to get down to the required 15-player minimum.

  • Amar’e offers a frightful possibility for Carmelo’s back

    New York Post "Amar’e Stoudemire had back spasms during the 2011 playoffs that turned out to be related to a bulging disk. He was shut down late the following season, in March, because of the disk issue. Since that lockout year, Stoudemire’s disk has healed and his back spasms are a thing of the past...." November 27

  • The coddling of Derrick Rose has to stop

    Chicago Sun-Times "The company line for the Bulls is alive and well. It has to be to protect Derrick Rose. “It’s important, everybody’s health, to tell you the truth, and a hamstring is nothing to play with because that could lead to other things,’’ Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler said after the game Tuesday..." November 27

  • Messina to coach Spurs after minor medical procedure for Pop

    San Antonio Express-News "Lead assistant Ettore Messina will take over for Gregg Popovich tonight against Indiana as the Spurs head coach after the future Hall of Famer underwent what is being described as a minor medical procedure. Popovich could miss several more games, giving Messina — one of the most accomplished..." November 27

  • NBA TV's Webber: 'I'm very scared about Dwyane Wade'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For nearly a month, the Miami Heat have offered a glimpse of life without LeBron James. But it is these past two weeks without Dwyane Wade that have raised concern about where the team is headed. "For myself, having dealt with injuries, I'm very scared about Dwyane Wade," NBA TV analyst Chris..." November 27

  • Bradley Beal's Rise A Credit To Unique Blend Of Talent, Maturation

    Real GM Basketball "For Bradley Beal, the progression of his talent and skill only needed to balance a properly structured upbringing. His parents and brothers had carefully sculpted a maturity beyond his years, reminding him of the people whom he’d require in life’s quest for intellect. From the moment Beal entered..." November 27

  • Kevin Garnett thanks Philly hecklers for motivating him in Nets win

    CBSSports.com "The Brooklyn Nets almost lost to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. With a bit more than a minute left, the Nets only held a one-point lead. The Philly crowd was desperate for a win. It didn't happen. Brooklyn closed the winless Sixers out. The final score was 99-91, and the biggest shot of..." November 27

  • 76ers can match futile start of infamous 1972-73 squad

    Fox Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are 0-14. This is historically horrible for a franchise that has already defined the mark for awful. The 76ers have a ways to go to catch their 1972-73 namesakes. That team went 9-73 -- the worst mark for an 82-game season -- in the NBA. If this edition of the 76ers..." November 26

  • Sources: Lakers working to sign forward Earl Clark

    Yahoo! Sports "As injuries decimate their roster, the Los Angeles Lakers are working on a one-year deal to sign forward Earl Clark, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Clark has averaged 29 points per game for the Rio Grand Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League, and the eventual finalization of a deal..." November 26

  • Knicks worry with Carmelo expected to miss rest of trip

    New York Post "J.R. Smith decided it best not to speak with Carmelo Anthony late Monday night in the visitor’s locker room in Houston about his own preseason experience with back spasms. Anthony didn’t look coherent enough to talk. In fact, Anthony was barely able to speak. “To be able to fight through..." November 26

  • NBA’s Paul George settles paternity battle

    Page Six "NBA All-Star Paul George has amicably settled his once-searing paternity battle with New York beauty Daniela Rajic over their 7-month-old daughter, Olivia. The injured 24-year-old Indiana Pacers star — who earns about $18 million a year — and ex-stripper Rajic on Tuesday reached a “joint..." November 26

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    The Lakers have been awarded a $4.85 million disabled player exception for Steve Nash according to a league source.

  • Rockets Considering Signing FA Al Harrington?

    Basketball Insiders "According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Houston Rockets are considering signing 16-year veteran forward Al Harrington, who was recently cut in China in order to allow him to pursue a NBA return. Harrington played 34 games for the Washington Wizards last season, averaging 6.6..." November 26

  • 21h
    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Fisher says J.R. Smith will start in place of Carmelo Anthony tonight. #Knicks

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Your weekly @numberFire update: Sixers favored in ZERO of remaining 69 games. Best win odds are 44.6% on March 30 at home against ... Lakers

  • Lakers’ Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis expected to play vs. Memphis

    Inside Socal "Despite missing the past two practices because of respective left shoulder and right ankle injuries, both forward Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis are expected to play tonight when the Lakers (3-11) host the Memphis Grizzlies (12-2) at Staples Center. They went through shootaround and they both moved..." November 26

  • Pacers' David West hopes to return to court Friday

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers power forward David West hopes to make his season debut Friday against the Orlando Magic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "(Coach Frank Vogel) will make the call," West said after participating in practice Tuesday in San Antonio. "I'll see what he says. (But) I feel good. This last..." November 26

  • Kobe Bryant: “We’re not a 3-11 team. We’re not.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lenendary NFL coach Bill Parcells once said: “You are what your record says you are.” Kobe Bryant disagrees. Via Baxter Holmes of ESPNLA.com. There are a lot of people who side with Kobe, at least about this Lakers team, which is 3-11 to start the season. A lot of die hards around the..." November 26

  • Dwight Howard, Pat Beverley out again Wenesday

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard and point guard Pat Beverley will both be out against Sacramento on Wednesday night. Howard is out for the fourth straight with a strained knee. Beverley is out for second consecutive game with a strained hamstring. Both are day-to-day. Terrence Jones is also..." November 26

  • How much blame does David Blatt share for Cavaliers' struggles?

    CBSSports.com "In a detailed report from Bleacher Report, an anonymous coach says that David Blatt shares some of the blame for the Cavaliers' early-season issues. "I think Blatt is struggling a bit," said one veteran NBA coach. "The offense is not very imaginative. Spoelstra did good job of blending guys,..." November 26

  • Westbrook and Durant progressing in rehab, Westbrook could play Friday

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook participated in ‘most’ of Thunder practice on Monday afternoon, including contact drills for the first time since their injuries. “They did participate and looked good,” Scott Brooks said. The superstar duo continues an accelerated path toward recovery,..." November 25

  • Thibs: Rose is 'not real comfortable'

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose returned to the floor in Monday night's 97-95 win over the Utah Jazz after missing the previous four games because of a strained left hamstring. Rose went 5-for-10 from the field with 18 points, five assists and three rebounds in 25 minutes, but it was..." November 25

  • Tyson Chandler felt like scapegoat with Knicks

    ESPN Dallas "Center Tyson Chandler felt like a scapegoat "at times" for the New York Knicks' failures last season. The Knicks entered the season with high expectations coming off a trip to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs but ended with a 37-45 record and the firing of coach Mike Woodson...." November 25

  • Eric Gordon says surgery to repair his torn labrum will be considered as a last option

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon says a decision will made within the next two weeks on whether if he will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. But Gordon acknowledged on Tuesday that surgery will be considered as a last option. ''We’ll see,’’ Gordon said. ''It’s..." November 25

  • Bucks' Brandon Knight: No 'bad blood' over contract extension

    Sporting News "Credit Bucks point guard Brandon Knight with this: He understands how the NBA’s restricted free agency works. Knight was eligible for an extension of his rookie contract this offseason, but was unable to reach a deal to stay in Milwaukee before the Oct. 31 deadline. That means he will enter..." November 25

  • Does Norris Cole for Dion Waiters make any sense?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "While I don't usually address rumors (and I'm not even sure this is a rumor), I've been asked about the permutation often enough that I might as well bite. But I preface it with this: There has been absolutely no known discussion, nor even word of potential interest by either of the sides. Beyond..." November 25

  • Sixers, Furkan Aldemir agree to deal in principle

    CSN Philly "The Sixers have agreed in principle to a deal that will bring Turkish forward/center Furkan Aldemir to the NBA this season, league sources confirmed to CSNPhilly.com on Monday. Aldemir’s intention to leave his Turkish team, Galatasaray, was first reported by Sportando. According to Adrian..." November 25

  • Isaiah Thomas and the Suns search for cohesion in 'tough situation'

    CBSSports.com "Isaiah Thomas is trying to get used to his new station. After three seasons in Sacramento, the Phoenix Suns dynamo has wound up in a three-point-guard experiment that is both promising and perplexing. Last year, Thomas finally broke out as the unquestioned Kings starter, averaging 20.3 points and..." November 25

  • Nets’ Hollins gives brutal examination of Brook Lopez

    New York Post "Lionel Hollins has offered pointed critiques of Brook Lopez’s game before, as have other Nets coaches before him. But after the Brooklyn center got outplayed badly in San Antonio and benched for yet another fourth quarter, Hollins’ latest critique raised eyebrows because it was as complete as it..." November 25

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    NBA New York Knicks @nyknicks

    INJURY UPDATE: Carmelo Anthony did not practice today in Dallas with the team and is listed as doubtful for tomorrow with back spasms.

  • Amar’e can’t hold tongue, gets creative in slamming refs

    New York Post "Amar’e Stoudemire feels the Knicks were struck down by angels Monday night. Stoudemire chose an interesting metaphor to describe the way James Harden rallied the Rockets to victory. In fact, Stoudemire thinks Harden’s 6-of-6 free-throw shooting line in the final period was something out of..." November 25

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Steve Kerr says Andrew Bogut is likely to play tonight, but David Lee is still not ready. #warriors #heat

  • 2d
    canishoopus @canishoopus

    Timberwolves Guard Kevin Martin Undergoes Wrist Surgery, Out 6-8 Weeks http://t.co/lAzZdQvSBU

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    Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT

    Chris Andersen (sprained ankle) has been ruled out of tonight’s game vs the Golden State Warriors. Spo: “He will be out for awhile.”

  • Zoran Dragic in Phoenix Was No Favor to Goran

    Basketball Insiders "While brothers playing in the NBA isn’t neccesarily a rare thing, having two brothers actually play for the same team for an extended period of time in the regular season is pretty rare. Of course, you wouldn’t know that looking at the Phoenix Suns’ roster, since they’ve got not one but two..." November 25

  • Carmelo: Dwight ‘tried extremely hard’ in Rockets recruitment

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he has no regrets about turning down the Rockets this summer, but acknowledged he took “a long, deep look at it’’ after Dwight Howard sold him hard. Anthony made his first trip back to Houston on Monday since his ballyhooed recruiting visit July 2, when he met with the..." November 25

  • Heat add center Hassan Whiteside, release Shannon Brown

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In a bid to bolster their power rotation, while at the same time thinning their perimeter rotation, the Miami Heat on Monday signed 7-foot center Hassan Whiteside and released guard Shannon Brown. The move with Whiteside, who had been playing with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League,..." November 25

  • Wizards veterans step up to fill void left by latest injury to Nene

    Washington Post "Drew Gooden III has played for 10 teams over his 13 years in the NBA, so when Wizards Coach Randy Wittman turned to him Saturday night in Milwaukee with Washington’s front court suddenly shorthanded, the fact that he hadn’t played in more than two weeks didn’t give him a moment’s pause. “I did..." November 25

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Cavs, Bulls, Wizards, Spurs among the 7 teams interested in Ray Allen. Allen's in Miami, keeping himself in shape

  • Memphis Grizzilies GM Chris Wallace: "We have every intention of re-signing Marc Gasol."

    CLNS Radio "The Memphis Grizzlies have been a perennial playoff team, and contender the last four years. This week on Celtics Beat Larry H. Russell gets a chance to talk to Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace about his days in Boston and how he built the Memphis Grizzlies. Is there any specific..." November 24

  • Jeff Green: Trade rumor is false

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green stressed after Sunday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers that any frustration he is experiencing is merely a factor of Boston's early-season struggles and does not represent unhappiness with the organization. Green said he received a text directing him to an..." November 24

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    One intriguing option, if Nets wait 'til Dec. 15 when trade market expands, is said to be AK-47 back to Utah for Jeremy Evans/Toure Murry

  • Kobe Bryant close to passing Michael Jordan on NBA all-time scoring list

    Los Angeles Times "Despite denying it, Kobe Bryant considers it highly important to pass Michael Jordan's career scoring mark. So says one of Bryant's closest ex-teammates. Bryant is only 218 points from passing Jordan for third on the NBA all-time list after scoring 27 on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets. "I..." November 24

  • Kevin Love: The Cavaliers 'must win' their game against the Magic

    Orlando Sentinel "Just how important is tonight’s matchup against the Orlando Magic to the Cleveland Cavaliers? Important enough that Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love labeled the game a “must win” for the Cavs. “I don’t think we expected to be 5-7 at this point, but we also didn’t expect it to be easy,”..." November 24

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard out again tonight.

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook practice, participate in non-contact drills on Saturday

    The Oklahoman "As expected, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant participated in practice Saturday, joining their Thunder teammates in select portions of non-contact drills. Both are said to be progressing from their respective injuries on schedule. “They looked good,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks...." November 24

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Hibbert (sprained left ankle) is out for tonight's game. Miles (sore right calf) is questionable. Stuckey (sprained left wrist) is probable.