• 11h
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    2 things from Team USA: post practice games between Durant/Harden/George are epic; Mason Plumlee likely to make team over DeMarcus Cousins

  • Derrick Rose discusses growing tension with Bulls — exclusive

    Chicago Sun-Times "This wasn’t going to end well. Not for the Bulls and not for Derrick Rose. It still possibly won’t. But for the first time in his career, the star point guard from Englewood who has three years left on his contract seems ready to accept the responsibility of making sure the rocky..." August 01

  • Report: Metta World Peace heading to Chinese Basketball Association to join Sichuan Blue Whales

    Yahoo! Sports "Metta World Peace, it turns out, is a man of his word — the 34-year-old forward really isn't retired. But he's also not going to play professional basketball in the NBA next season. Or, at least, he won't be at the start of the season. After tweeting early Tuesday morning that he "met with..." August 01

  • NBA referee Violet Palmer announces she is gay

    SB Nation "Palmer, who was also the first female NBA referee when she started in 1997, will marry her longtime partner on Friday. Veteran NBA referee Violet Palmer formally announced that she is gay, saying that she will be marrying her longtime partner on Friday, according to Dan Gelston of the..." August 01

  • Cavs, Wolves trade involving Love, Wiggins matter of when, not if

    ESPN.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves were engaged in serious Kevin Love trade talks with no teams other than the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, adding to the growing belief around the NBA that Love teaming up with LeBron James is inevitable, according to sources briefed on the situation. After..." July 31

  • Durant says D.C. return is ‘out on the table’

    Washington Post "Kevin Durant isn’t ready to travel in time but understands that questions about his future are unavoidable. His contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder has an expiration date in 2016 and he will be the most in-demand free agent, with fan bases around the league – specifically in his hometown of..." July 31

  • Bucks Sign Jerryd Bayless

    NBA.com "The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard Jerryd Bayless, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy. Bayless, 25, split the 2013-14 season between the Memphis Grizzlies and Boston Celtics, and averaged 9.3..." July 31

  • Pat Riley says Heat will be fine

    ESPN.com "Miami Heat president Pat Riley insists his franchise has recovered well from LeBron James' stunning return to Cleveland in free agency, but admits that it remains a difficult blow to accept. "I went into it with the notion he was coming back, so I was selling that to players," Riley said..." July 31

  • Ginobili officially ruled out for World Cup

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, suffering from a stress fracture in his right leg incurred during the recent NBA championship run, has been officially ruled out for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup, the Argentine Basketball Federation (CABB) confirmed via statement on Thursday. The CABB cited..." July 31

  • Coach K on Rose: “Derrick’s played great, not good, and hasn’t held anything back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Three days into Team USA training camp for the World Cup and the reviews are coming in on Derrick Rose — and they are glowing. “Derrick’s played great, not good, and hasn’t held anything back,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He’s playing well,” fellow Chicagoan Anthony Davis added. “He’s..." July 31

  • Chandler Parsons on James Harden: 'There are no hard feelings'

    CSN Northwest "The back and forth exchanges between Houston Rockets guard James Harden and newly-minted Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parson has ended. Thanks to TEAM USA for bringing them together in Las Vegas for training camp, Parsons said he and Harden found time in between time to chat and patch..." July 31

  • Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta to retire at 74

    CBSSports.com "NBA referee Dick Bavetta made his officiating debut in 1975. He's seen just about everything you can imagine on a basketball court. He's refereed championship-clinching games, broken up brawls, watched milestones for players and coaches be met, and he even officiated a game all by himself in the..." July 31

  • Kings Sign Eric Moreland

    NBA.com "The Sacramento Kings have signed Eric Moreland to a contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The 6-10, 218-pound forward-center averaged 3.5 points (.444 FG%, .500 FT%), 8.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists, a team-high 2.7..." July 31

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Former D-League Canton guard Will Cherry has agreed in principle to sign a two-year minimum deal with the Raptors, a source told Yahoo.

  • Sources: Lakers bring in Beasley for workout

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers are considering signing free-agent forward Michael Beasley and brought in the six-year veteran for a workout at their El Segundo, California, practice facility Wednesday, according to multiple sources. "[Beasley] looked very good and he has been working out," one source..." July 31

  • Warriors To Waive Hilton Armstrong

    Hoops Rumors "The Warriors are waiving center Hilton Armstrong, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). Armstrong’s minimum-salary deal has been to set to become fully guaranteed if the team doesn’t waive him by the end of Friday, but it appears Golden State will do so. The 29-year-old..." July 31

  • NBA expected to quickly approve Clippers sale to Ballmer

    USA Today "The NBA's Board of Governors is expected to approve the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer quickly after the transaction from Shelly Sterling to Ballmer is complete, a person familiar with details of the sale told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested..." July 30

  • LeBron-bashing ad from Miami radio station rejected

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A Miami radio program on Tuesday attempted to buy a full-page advertisement in The Plain Dealer to poke fun at LeBron James. A mock-up of the advertisement posted on Twitter depicts two Miami Heat championship rings above the words "You're Welcome, LeBron." Below are the words "Sincerely, Miami..." July 30

  • Heat Re-Signs Chris Bosh

    NBA.com "The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed forward Chris Bosh. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Chris Bosh is a two-time NBA champion and one of the most versatile big men in the league,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “His unique skillset makes him one of..." July 30

  • LeBron, Cavs To Play At Miami On Christmas Day

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat will host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day in his first game playing against his former team. An unofficial internal schedule of select games has Cleveland playing the Heat in Miami on Christmas on ABC, according to a person familiar with the situation. " July 30

  • Spurs deny Ginobili’s World Cup bid

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs have sent Manu Ginobili a letter denying him permission to participate in the FIBA Basketball World Cup later this summer, Express-News columnist Buck Harvey reported on Monday. Spurs general manager R.C. Buford cited an eight-week recovery span for the stress fracture in Ginobili’s..." July 30

  • 2d
    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Hearing: ex-Knick Metta World Peace is close to agreeing to terms with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association.

  • 76ers want lottery overhaul delayed

    ESPN.com "The NBA is pushing toward changes to the draft lottery system by next season but is facing a strong objection from the Philadelphia 76ers, the franchise that could suffer the most from it, multiple sources told ESPN.com. Earlier this month at league meetings in Las Vegas, lottery reform..." July 30

  • Report: Gregg Popovich had offseason hip replacement surgery

    Oregonian "A soccer television crew for NBC that was dining at the Heathman Restaurant a couple of Thursdays ago provided the first confirmed visual sighting of Gregg Popovich's summer visit to Oregon. The San Antonio Spurs coach walked with a cane. He had dinner with a couple in their 30s. A friend in that..." July 30

  • What can Sixers get for Thad Young?

    CSN Philly "It is fairly quiet in the NBA world -- unless you have a vested interest in USA basketball or Kevin Love. On Monday, after an ESPN.com report stated the Timberwolves had an eye on Thaddeus Young if they trade Love, questions started appearing on my Twitter account about Young and what the..." July 30

  • Sources: Suns relationship with star Eric Bledsoe on verge of irreparable

    CSN Northwest "Things aren’t looking good when it comes to negotiations between the Phoenix Suns and their restricted free agent star guard Eric Bledsoe. According to league sources, an “ominous development” has arisen with sides still “very far apart” in contract negotiations. It has even escalated to the..." July 30

  • Parker says rare summer off was ‘right decision’

    San Antonio Express-News "It is Tony Parker’s first full summer off in four years, and he is taking full advantage. The six-time All-Star recently returned to San Antonio from a jaunt to Las Vegas. He’s got another trip planned to an undisclosed destination with his fiancee and infant son Josh, followed by a visit to..." July 30

  • Durant feels tug to return home to Washington after LeBron's decision

    Yahoo! Sports "Ever since LeBron James announced he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has heard the drum beat louder for him to return to his hometown of Washington. "It's being talked about," Durant said after the U.S. team's practice for the World Cup on..." July 30

  • 2d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The NBA has been tossing around the idea of having a charity All-Star Game in South Africa next summer, sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Keeping options open, Durant discusses his free-agent future

    CBSSports.com "The NBA's superstar free-agent merry-go-round never stops spinning. Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Howard and Anthony again, LeBron again, Kevin Love, and on and on. Once Love's attempted exodus from Minnesota is handled one way or another, next up will be the..." July 29

  • Report: Timberwolves told Kevin Love to sit out the World Cup

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Love took the heat for withdrawing from Team USA, but it might not have been just his decision. Despite their posturing, the Timberwolves are reportedly set on trading Love. They don’t want him getting injured before they can complete a deal, and they have to wait for the Cavaliers to be..." July 29

  • Blake Griffin has fracture in back

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin withdrew last week from Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup because he was advised by doctors to give a small fracture in his back more time to heal before the start of the next NBA season, sources with knowledge of the situation told..." July 29

  • 2d
    Sun-Times Basketball @suntimes_hoops

    .... There have been NO guarantees made to Pau Gasol that he will start.

  • Suns player P.J. Tucker arrested for 'super extreme' DUI

    Arizona Republic "Phoenix Suns player P.J. Tucker was arrested for "super extreme DUI" in May by Scottsdale police. Tucker's blood alcohol content registered at .201 on a preliminary breath test in the field on May 10, according to Scottsdale police. A driver is considered legally drunk for a DUI charge in..." July 29

  • Judge rules in favor of Shelly Sterling on all counts

    CBSSports.com "Things went Shelly Sterling's way in probate court on Monday, clearing the way for the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer. Judge Michael Levanas announced a tentative decision in favor of Shelly on all counts. First was that she did act in accordance with the Sterling Family..." July 29

  • Matt Barnes -- Cops Capture Aunt's Alleged Killer ... Thanks to Citizen's Tip

    TMZ.com "The man suspected of murdering Matt Barnes' aunt has been CAPTURED by police in Sacramento ... and officials say it's all thanks to a concerned citizen who tipped off the cops. As we previously reported, the L.A. Clippers star went to social media and begged his fans to be on the lookout for..." July 29

  • Steve Nash: 'I think this is my last season'

    TheScore.com "At one point, Steve Nash's 2013-14 season was marred by concerns over whether or not he'd ever play another NBA game due to nerve irritation in his back, as well as hamstring issues. Mike D'Antoni, who has since resigned from his post as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, even hinted in..." July 29

  • 3d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Mo Williams has agreed to a one year, $3.75M deal with the Timberwolves, league source tells Yahoo.

  • Waiters maintains he's the best candidate to start at two for Cavs

    CSN Northwest "Dion Waiters is enormously confident in his abilities to produce on the basketball court. It’s one of the main reasons why he’s one of the best young scorers in this league. That’s why his response to a Twitter question asking if he would accept a role of coming off the bench -- following the..." July 29

  • Charles Barkley Offers to Pay for Carjacking Funeral

    NBC Philadelphia "NBA legend and former Philadelphia 76er Charles Barkley has offered to pay for the funerals of three young siblings killed after a carjacking went awry in the city last week, according to District Attorney Seth Williams. Ten-year-old Joseph Thomas Reed, his 15-year-old sister Keiearra Williams..." July 29

  • Grizzlies hire Ed Stefanski for front office

    Yahoo! Sports "The Memphis Grizzlies have reached agreement with well-respected executive Ed Stefanski to become executive vice president of player personnel, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Stefanski will assume a key role in the Grizzlies' player personnel and scouting areas, serving under general manager..." July 29

  • Derrick Rose won't recover from injury in 1 day

    SB Nation "Derrick Rose has played in 10 games over the last two NBA seasons, and just 50 since winning the MVP in the 2010-11 season while taking the Chicago Bulls to the Eastern Conference Finals. Meanwhile, the Miami Heat, the Bulls' chief rival the past few seasons, participated in 66 postseason games..." July 29

  • Memphis Grizzlies name Chris Wallace General Manager

    NBA.com "Memphis Grizzlies Controlling Owner Robert Pera announced on July 29 that Chris Wallace has been named General Manager of the Memphis Grizzlies and has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with the organization. Wallace had acted as interim general manager since May 19, 2014. “We..." July 29

  • Thunder's Serge Ibaka says he's still not 100 percent after calf rupture

    CBSSports.com "The spectacle of the injury to Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka and the comeback he made during the Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs was full of drama. The Spurs smoked the Ibaka-less Thunder in the first two games of the series, and then lost the next two games of..." July 29

  • 2d
    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    The #Mavs just made it official and have signed forward Al-Farouq Aminu to a 2-year, $2.1 million contract.

  • Cousins has opportunity to show the world he’s ready for this challenge

    Sacramento Bee "On this warm, wet afternoon in the desert, DeMarcus Cousins sprinted toward the most significant few weeks of his professional career and, perhaps, of his young life. The choice is his. The global stage awaits. The question hovers. Is he ready to take his show on the road – to accompany the..." July 29

  • Michael Jordan: I don't own a number

    ESPN.com "Michael Jordan has no problem with LeBron James returning to No. 23 in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I'm cool with it,'' Jordan told ESPN.com via text message Monday morning. "I don't own a number.'' Jordan, who now owns the Charlotte Hornets, wore No. 23 during his..." July 29

  • Wade says James is his new favorite player to play against

    CBSSports.com "For years, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James battled one another in the Eastern Conference. Then the two teamed up on South Beach and won two titles together. But this summer, James left Wade the way he left Cleveland, to return home. And now Wade says that James is his new top target in the league...." July 29

  • Minnesota eyes Thaddeus Young

    ESPN.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves have expressed interest in Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as a potential replacement for Kevin Love, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the Wolves, while continuing to discuss trade proposals that would send Love..." July 28

  • Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry don't believe Golden State will break up backcourt duo for Kevin Love

    Yahoo! Sports "Klay Thompson is confident he will still be with the Golden State Warriors next season amid the Kevin Love trade talk. The Warriors have spoken with the Minnesota Timberwolves about acquiring Love, but also have strong competition from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and..." July 28