• Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • Report: Wizards' Wall wants second opinion on wrist

    SI.com "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will seek a second opinion on his sprained left wrist later this week to determine his availability for the rest of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks, reports TNT’s David Aldridge. According to the report, Wall said that his..." May 06

  • Report: Ty Lawson Could Still Be Trade Target For Celtics This Offseason

    NESN "The Boston Celtics appear to be set at the point guard position, but they reportedly would not be opposed to adding another this offseason. Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, whom the Celtics pursued at this year’s trade deadline, still is a candidate to end up in Boston, according to..." May 06

  • Gregg Popovich reportedly makes $11 million per year

    Larry Brown Sports "Gregg Popovich is one of the best coaches in basketball history, having led the San Antonio Spurs to five NBA championships since 1999. He is apparently compensated accordingly. In a recent piece about the future of the Spurs, ESPN’s March Stein noted that Popovich is rumored to be making..." May 06

  • Rivers: Paul '50-50' to play for Clips in Game 2

    ESPN Los Angeles "There's a "50-50" chance Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will play in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, Doc Rivers said Tuesday. The Clippers were able to beat the Rockets in Game 1 on Monday 117-101, despite missing Paul, who is..." May 06

  • Bucks Looking to Make Big Splash in Offseason?

    Basketball Insiders "The Bucks can use some more perimeter shooting and a presence in the paint. Armed with approximately $15 million in cap space this summer, Milwaukee hopes to shop in free agency. New owners Marc Lasry, Wes Edens and Jamie Dinan will certainly want to fill a new proposed arena with the best product..." May 06

  • Dwight Howard not concerned with lack of touches in closing stretch of Game 1 loss

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard had three field goals in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter of Game 1, cutting the Clippers lead to one point. He did not take another shot the rest of the game. The Rockets had ample opportunities to get Howard touches, but he said he cannot concern..." May 06

  • Mike Conley will play in Game 2 vs. Warriors

    SI.com "Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley will play in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors, the team confirmed on Tuesday. Conley was injured in Game 3 of the Grizzlies' first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers after he was elbowed in the..." May 05

  • John Wall will miss Game 2 with wrist injury

    SB Nation "In an 11th-hour stunner, Washington Wizards star John Wall will not play in Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks due to complications from a wrist injury he suffered during the team's Game 1 victory, according to CSN Washington's Chris Miller. The Wizards will list him as inactive for the game. The..." May 05

  • Steph Curry Really Wanted the Knicks to Draft Him in 2009

    Complex "Had Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry, your 2014-2015 NBA MVP, gotten his way on draft day in June 2009, he would've been a New York Knick. Just over two weeks away from the 2015 Draft lottery (one in which the Knicks are set to score their highest pick since that fateful 2009 Draft),..." May 05

  • John Wall wrist injury – It’s ‘badly swollen,’ but he’ll play

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Wizards star point guard John Wall fell awkwardly on his wrist during a Game 1 win over the Atlanta Hawks, but the injury will not keep him out of Game 2 on Tuesday night. J. Michael of CSNWashington.com reports that Wall will play in Game 2, though he described the 24-year-old’s..." May 05

  • Bulls assistant thought he was being bugged

    SB Nation "The rift between Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and management has been well known for quite some time. There have been rumblings that Thibodeau would be gone after this season, and Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski delivered another strong indication that Chicago's headmaster is on his..." May 05

  • Bosh blood clot scare: Couldn’t breathe

    Palm Beach Post "Chris Bosh is doing well now, but his battle with blood clots in his lungs had some terrifying moments. Bosh appeared for an hour on ESPN Radio on Monday and recounted the scariest episodes leading up to his season ending in February. “In Boston, we actually won that game, but I couldn’t..." May 05

  • Grizzlies' Allen: Curry 'ain't nothing I ain't never seen before'

    CSN Bay Area "Stephen Curry is your 2015 NBA MVP. He's currently getting ready for Game 2 against the Grizzlies, although Memphis might have the bigger task preparing to contain Curry. "I don't get a vote, but I acknowledge his MVP status," Tony Allen said after practice on Monday. "It's well deserved, I..." May 05

  • Grizzlies’ Mike Conley ‘believes he will’ return for Game 2 vs. Warriors

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mike Conley has missed his team’s last three playoff games, after undergoing facial surgery due to an injury he suffered in the first round against the Blazers. Portland was ill-equipped to handle Memphis even with Conley sidelined, but the Grizzlies now face a similarly tall task against the..." May 05

  • Fred Hoiberg is a Potential Replacement to Tom Thibodeau

    Yahoo! Sports "Outside the coach's office, there was life within the eyes of Tom Thibodeau. The possibilities percolated. For three years, the coach of these Chicago Bulls has come to the Eastern Conference playoffs with a battered roster bereft of Derrick Rose. For three years, they wondered whether they would..." May 05

  • Spurs Expect To Make Considerable Roster Changes In Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "Gregg Popovich expects the San Antonio Spurs to have a different look next season, as the team will have free agents in Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green and others. "We’ve got a pretty good number of free agents," Popovich said, "so with R.C. [Buford] and the coaches and the group we’ve..." May 05

  • Pistons visit Spain in search of big men who can shoot

    Detroit News "Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy is looking for a few big men who can shoot. That's why he and general manager Jeff Bowers are in Spain looking at Mario Hezonja (6-foot-8) and Kristaps Porzingis (7-1). Both have the ability to shoot from the outside. The downside is both are immature and lack..." May 05

  • Stephen Curry's road to NBA MVP not an easy one

    USA Today "Stephen Curry stood up there for more than an hour, thanking his family, his teammates, his friends, coaches and colleagues for playing a part in the MVP campaign that became official inside an Oakland hotel conference room on Monday afternoon. It was, in some respects, the same kind of..." May 05

  • Gregg Popovich on Hack-a-Shaq rule: “If someone can’t shoot free throws, that’s their problem”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Gregg Popovich was aggressive about using the intentional foul rule to the Spurs’ advantage in their first-round series with the Clippers, especially when DeAndre Jordan was on the floor. But now that the Spurs are done for the summer, Popovich has some longer reflections on whether the ability to..." May 05

  • DeMarre Carroll Raising 2015 Free-Agent Price Tag with Scorching NBA Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "The Atlanta Hawks have been defined by collective success all season long, but one individual is starting to stand out and bask in the postseason spotlight with unrestricted free agency on the horizon. Even as Atlanta struggles to unearth the offensive consistency that previously propelled it..." May 05

  • Isiah Thomas named president and part-owner of WNBA’s New York Liberty

    Sporting News "The female employee said Thomas oftentimes addressed her as "b—" and "ho" in outbursts over marketing commitments. He then declared his love for her and suggested an off-site liaison. Thomas was not liable for paying any damages awarded in the case. Thomas was eventually fired in New York after..." May 05

  • Report: Damian Lillard won’t consider contract extension worth less than the max

    Pro Basketball Talk "Initially left off the Western Conference All-Star roster, Damian Lillard passionately defended his credentials. He eventually earned a nod as an injury replacement. But, eligible for a contract extension this offseason, Lillard surely hasn’t abandoned his faith in himself. Shams Charania of..." May 05

  • Why Mavericks' Chandler Parsons is 'shifting into GM mode' while rehabbing knee

    Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki is passing the baton in many ways as he creeps into the NBA’s AARP generation. It’s not always about letting somebody else take the big shot, either. He’s willingly stepping aside to allow young buck Chandler Parsons take over as the Mavericks head of recruiting. As Nowitzki..." May 05

  • Gregg Popovich wants NBA to change playoff seeding procedure

    ESPN.com "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said the NBA needs to change the way it seeds playoff teams after this season and do away with guaranteeing division winners a top-four seed. "That should be changed immediately," Popovich said Saturday, before his team lost to the Clippers in Game 7 of..." May 05

  • Parker, Diaw on France’s preliminary roster for EuroBasket 2015

    San Antonio Express-News "His subpar, injury-plagued season be damned, Tony Parker joins Boris Diaw and former Spur Nando De Colo among 24 players named to France’s preliminary roster for EuroBasket 2015. France is the defending champion, with Parker having earned MVP honors in leading Les Bleus to their first major..." May 05

  • Stein's Scoop: Next for Pop, Spurs?

    ESPN.com "Five burning questions and answers about the immediate future of the San Antonio Spurs in the wake of their agonizing seven-game exit in the first round to the Los Angeles Clippers: 1. Is Gregg Popovich right? Are Pop and the trusted trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili all..." May 05

  • Celtics to pursue Greg Monroe

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Boston Celtics will be making a run at Greg Monroe during the offseason, as they are determined to land a marquee bigman at any cost, reports CSNNE.com's A. Sherrod Blakely. Monroe is amongst a small group of big men that Danny Ainge will be making a strong push for. Per Blakely, the..." May 05

  • Barclays Center will host NBA draft for third straight year

    New York Post "If the Knicks win the lottery, whomever they choose to take will make his Big Apple debut in Brooklyn. League sources told The Post the NBA draft will return to Barclays Center for a third straight season next month. It will mark the fifth straight year the draft will be held at an arena that..." May 05

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy

    SI.com "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • Warriors' Stephen Curry wins 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

    NBA.com "The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, who set a single-season record for three-pointers made and led the league's best regular-season team in scoring, assists and steals, has won the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award, the NBA announced today. The 6-3 guard becomes the second Warriors..." May 04

  • Willie Cauley-Stein's name change is official

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Former University of Kentucky basketball star Willie Cauley-Stein's hyphenated last name is official now, as is a change in his middle name. Cauley-Stein, 21, was born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. He filed a name-change order Friday with the Probate Division of the Fayette District Court to..." May 04

  • LeBron James ditched headband to look more like teammates

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James has worn a headband throughout most of his NBA career, but it has been over a month since he had anything on his head during a game. LeBron’s reason for ditching the headband has to do with team unity. “I did it because I just wanted to look like my teammates,” James told Northeast..." May 04

  • Udrih on Knicks chasing Marc Gasol: 'They're not going to get him'

    CBSSports.com "Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will be a free agent in July, and there have been indications for a while that the New York Knicks are planning to chase him. It's always appeared to be a long shot, though, and in March there was a report that Gasol had already ruled the Knicks out. While Gasol..." May 04

  • Spurs Will Have $23M In Cap Space

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs will have approximately $23 million in cap space this summer. The Spurs have Tony Parker, Tiago Splitter, Boris Diaw, Patty Mills and Kyle Anderson on the books for a total of about $34.2 million for 2015-16, plus Kawhi Leonard will have a cap hold of $7.2 million until he..." May 04

  • Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein Changed His Middle Name To ‘Trill’

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Former University of Kentucky basketball star Willie Cauley-Stein's hyphenated last name is official now, as is a change in his middle name. Cauley-Stein, 21, was born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. He filed a name-change order Friday with the Probate Division of the Fayette District Court to..." May 04

  • LeBron congratulated Chris Paul after Game 7 then hung up on him

    CBSSports.com "LeBron James called Chris Paul on Saturday night because he wanted to congratulate him. Paul, one of James' three close friends in the NBA, had hit the biggest shot of his career: a game-winning shot to put away the San Antonio Spurs and take his Los Angeles Clippers to the second round of the..." May 04

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    Dwight Howard reacts to Harden not winning MVP: "All of us are pretty upset he didn't win, but our goal is to win the championship."

  • LeBron James Miami home for sale, see what comes with $15 million price tag

    Akron Beacon Journal "Looking for a summer home? How about a single-family house built in 2010 with six bedrooms and 8.5 baths overlooking the waterfront in Miami? You may recognize the former owners, the James family. LeBron may have brought his talents back to Cleveland last year, but his Miami residence is..." May 04

  • David Blatt says Cavaliers' layoff a 'concern' going into series with Bulls

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When the Cavaliers host division rival Chicago Bulls on Monday night for Game 1 of the semi-final playoff round, it will have been eight days since they last played a game. Chicago has taken the floor twice during Cleveland's layoff. In that period the Cavaliers learned that J.R. Smith would be..." May 04

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    The MVP vote finished: 1. Curry 2. Harden 3. LeBron 4. Westbrook, 5. Davis. I voted: 1. Curry 2. Harden 3. Westbrook 4. LeBron 5. Davis.

  • Spurs face offseason of uncertainty, opportunity

    San Antonio Express-News "It isn’t for nothing that Sean Elliott says San Antonio doesn’t know what the “real” NBA is. In an league where constant change and turmoil are inevitable, the Spurs are seemingly impervious. Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich have been together for 18 seasons, one of the longest player/coach..." May 04

  • Barea: 'A lot easier to keep me' this time

    ESPN.com "J.J. Barea knows all too well that strong mutual interest in his return doesn’t guarantee that he’ll be back with the Dallas Mavericks next season. He’s lived that experience once, leaving for Minnesota after the lockout when he would have loved to stay in Dallas to defend a championship he..." May 04

  • Chris Paul's status for Game 1 of West semis in doubt after hamstring injury

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul suffered a left hamstring strain in Saturday's series-clinching win over the San Antonio Spurs and could be sidelined for Game 1 of the Clippers' Western Conference semifinal series against the Houston Rockets on Monday. "Yeah, yeah, very," Clippers coach..." May 04

  • Willie Green open to exploring return to Magic

    Fox Sports "After being on teams the previous four seasons which made the NBA playoffs, Willie Green got to see how the other half lives with the Orlando Magic. Green played in 52 of a possible 82 games for a team which finished with a 25-57 record. That represented the fewest games in which he played..." May 04

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Injured Memphis guard Mike Conley out vs Warriors in Game 1

  • Gregg Popovich on Spurs' core: 'We'll probably come back'

    ESPN.com "One day, these San Antonio Spurs really will walk away and retire. But while their season ended Saturday night with a heartbreaking 111-109 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 of their first-round series, coach Gregg Popovich said he doesn't think this was the final game they will play..." May 03

  • Grizzlies' Joerger: Conley 'doubtful' for Game 1 vs. Warriors

    CSN Bay Area "Memphis guard Mike Conley is doubtful to play against Golden State in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series Sunday at Oracle Arena, according to Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Conley suffered a facial fracture near his left eye in Game 3 of the first round..." May 03

  • Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili say it's 'too early' to talk about retirement

    SB Nation "In the aftermath of the Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers that eliminated the San Antonio Spurs from the playoffs, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili weren't ready to talk about the possibility of retirement. "It's a little too early to think about that," Duncan told reporters after the..." May 03