• Nerlens Noel: Sixers situation 'doesn't make any sense'

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel feels disrespected. The 76ers center wants clarity about his future. He loves Philadelphia and his Sixers teammates. But after three years of watching his team tank, after years of wondering how he fits in, Noel said Sunday he needs for his current situation to change. "I think..." September 26

  • Gentry: Davis ready to be Pelicans' leader

    ESPN "The New Orleans Pelicans were losing, as they did more often than not last season, and Anthony Davis wasn't happy about it. Davis had already been relegated to a suit and the sidelines thanks to a season-ending knee procedure and thus was unable to help save the day. Yet when a timeout was..." September 25

  • Adams: I ducked KG trash talk by pretending not to speak English

    The Oklahoman "Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, two of the greatest power forwards to ever play in the NBA, have retired in a span of two months. Thunder center Steven Adams said he learned from both of them. Garnett announced his retirement on Friday after 21 seasons, and while Adams, 23, caught the fiery "KG"..." September 25

  • Irving: 'My life's changed drastically' since Game 7 shot

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Kyrie Irving who strode up Eagle Avenue Saturday morning, the street between Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena, leading a walk of dozens for charity, was a changed man. Yes, Irving's life is different now from, say, June 19, with about 54.9 seconds left in Game 7 of the NBA Finals...." September 25

  • Kobe Bryant on Kevin Garnett’s Retirement Announcement: "I Loved Every Minute I Competed Against You"

    Complex "Elite basketball players tend to hold other elite players in the highest regard whenever they speak about or see each other. Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett held this mutual respect for 20 years, and both are now on the other side of the game as retirees. After KG officially announced his retirement..." September 25

  • Rockets Players on How Dwight Howard Would Cry to GM About Post Touches

    ESPN "James Harden turned reflective over the summer. The Houston Rockets shooting guard -- their best player -- needed to change. Sometimes change can be good for a player, maybe even for a basketball team. At Friday's Rockets media day, the buzzword was "vibe." The indication was that the vibe..." September 25

  • Judge Orders Gilbert Arenas Baby Mama To Pay Up ... For STD Comments

    TMZ "Gilbert Arenas has won a battle against Laura Govan, but he hasn't won the war -- a judge just ordered her to pay him A LOT of money in one of their lawsuits against each other. As we previously reported, Arenas sued his baby mama for libel after she allegedly wrote a nasty email about how he..." September 25

  • Pistons' Drummond: 'I'm going to win the rebounding crown again'

    NBA.com "It wasn’t until his fourth NBA season that Andre Drummond ceded the title of “youngest Pistons player” to Stanley Johnson. Having turned 23 last month, he’s still the third-youngest player on the roster, 19-year-old Henry Ellenson replacing Johnson as the youngest this season. But Drummond is..." September 25

  • Larry Bird: Paul George will get max contract if he wants it

    Larry Brown Sports "It sounds like the Indiana Pacers signing Paul George to a max contract is a matter of when, not if. According to Larry Bird, the Pacers have something of a standing offer of a max deal to George, who can sit down and talk about it with them at his leisure." September 25

  • Russell Westbrook says he will not kneel for national anthem “as of right now”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Without question, some kneeling/raised fist protests of the National Anthem are coming to the NBA once preseason games start in a couple of weeks. Clippers’ coach Doc Rivers has already come out saying “there’s no more American thing to do than to protest.” Teams are discussing the need for social..." September 25

  • Chris Bosh fires CAA as representation

    Sportando " Chris Bosh has fired CAA as his representatives. The Heat did not clear Bosh for returning to action due to blood clots. The news was reported by AP. " September 25

  • Victor Oladipo says Russell Westbrook sings him to sleep

    Yardbarker "Victor Oladipo and Russell Westbrook appear to have a beautiful budding bromance. According to Oladipo, his new Thunder backcourt mate has an interesting way of putting him to sleep." September 25

  • Warriors GM: 'Not going to apologize' for stacked roster

    CSN Bay Area "To those in the media and beyond that want to cast the Warriors as villains because they won the Kevin Durant Sweepstakes, general manager Bob Myers has a question: Where were you and your provocative opinions when our butts were bruised from being kicked by every franchise in the..." September 24

  • Chris Bosh on latest health setback: 'that doesn't change my intentions'

    CBS Sports "After Friday's news that Chris Bosh failed his latest physical and will not be ready for camp, the widespread sentiment is that his NBA career is finished. After months of a standoff between Bosh and team officials with Bosh maintaining that he can play despite being on blood thinners and the Heat..." September 24

  • Wiggins: Canada has '2nd most talent' after U.S.

    Black Sports Online "Laugh if you want, but Canada Basketball is on the rise — with a national team roster that could soon give Team USA the run they’ve wanted for years now. With a young lineup full of NBA talents, Canada is set to replace Spain and Argentina as the toughest challenger USA Basketball according to..." September 24

  • Doc Rivers: I support my players' right to protest

    Orange County Register "The office decorations were just a coincidence, but considering Doc Rivers’ history, it was pretty fitting. A black-and-white picture of Doc’s father, Grady, in his Maywood (Ill.) Police uniform sits inches in front of a San Francisco 49er helmet. The placement is unintentional. But with..." September 24

  • Pistons discussing extensions for KCP, Bullock

    Detroit Free Press "As first-round picks entering their fourth seasons, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock are eligible for contract extensions before the Oct. 31 deadline. Detroit Pistons general manager Jeff Bower said today the organization has had preliminary discussions with the camps of both..." September 24

  • Jrue Holiday remains out as wife Lauren prepares for brain surgery

    ESPN "Lauren Holiday gave birth to a healthy girl this week, New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis said Friday, and both the team and her husband, Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, now await her surgery to remove a benign tumor from the right side of her brain. "She had a baby girl, so she's doing..." September 24

  • Russell Westbrook Speaks on Police Shootings: “Something Has to Change”

    Complex "The recent police shootings of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa and Keith Scott in Charlotte have troubled Russell Westbrook. Westbrook, who grew up in inner city Los Angeles, spoke on the violence Friday at Oklahoma City Thunder media day. “Me growing up in the inner city and being able to see..." September 24

  • Davis never plans on leaving Pelicans: 'I love it here'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Three years ago, Anthony Davis didn't feel comfortable taking charge as the New Orleans Pelicans' vocal leader. He preferred letting his play speak for itself while someone else did the heavy lifting when it came to leadership. But that was then and this is now. Entering his fifth season in the..." September 24

  • Luke Walton Says D’Angelo Russell is Leader of Lakers, But Can He Handle It

    Bleacher Report "D'Angelo Russell's eyes are sparkling as he makes clear how he feels about his new coach. "At this level, I don't really know what it takes to win," Russell says. "So from a guy who knows what it takes to win, I can't do anything but sit back and listen." He is proud that Walton, from their..." September 24

  • Retirement looking more and more likely for Chris Bosh, and it's for the best

    CBS Sports "At some point, in so many sports situations, it is time to come to terms. Come to terms on a contract. Come to terms on a trade. Come to terms on a role. Come to terms on a buyout. Come to terms even if the terms are not as appealing as one side would prefer. Sometimes, an athlete must come to..." September 24

  • Mark Cuban Is About To Make Trump-Clinton Debate Even More Interesting

    NESN "Hillary Clinton will have a very outspoken supporter in her corner Monday night when she faces off with Donald Trump in the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has traded verbal jabs with Trump of late, and he’ll be front and center for..." September 24

  • Enes Kanter tweets hilarious joke about Kevin Garnett

    Larry Brown Sports "Enes Kanter paid tribute to Kevin Garnett on the day the NBA legend announced his retirement with one hilarious joke. Here’s what the Oklahoma City Thunder big man tweeted about KG." September 24

  • Doc Rivers says there would've been spot for Garnett on Clippers

    ESPN "Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers told ESPN.com on Friday that he was willing to bring Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles to join the Clippers but that the 40-year-old wanted to retire. Rivers, who once declared Garnett his favorite player to coach, said he has spoken with Garnett about..." September 24

  • Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor: Nikola Pekovic out for season, might be bought out

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Nikola Pekovic's chronically sore ankle and Achilles' tendon will keep him out of action this season, according to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. Earlier this week Wolves President of Basketball Operations and coach Tom Thibodeau said Pekovic, who spent a good bit of the summer in Minneapolis..." September 24

  • Jackson says Knicks had to 'eat some dung' but are ready to contend

    New York Post "Knicks president Phil Jackson reflected on his 2 ¹/₂ years on the job, saying the franchise had to “eat some dung” on the way to this potential banner season. Jackson also revealed he put an opt-out clause into his five-year contract in case of a lockout shutdown after this season. Jackson..." September 24

  • McGary wants to turn his life around after drug suspension

    The Oklahoman "Mitch McGary has had a rocky first two seasons in the NBA. This summer may have been the worst for the 24-year-old forward. McGary failed a drug test in July and was suspended five games by the NBA. Then, he was handed another 10-game suspension in August for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA..." September 24

  • Timberwolves' Towns has message for Garnett: 'I'll take it from here'

    USA Today "After 21 years in the NBA, 40-year-old Kevin Garnett is expected to announce that his retirement ahead of the 2016-17 season, according to a report by the Star Tribune‘s Kent Youngblood. Garnett’s Timberwolves teammate Karl-Anthony Towns appeared to be shocked by the news. Towns has spoken..." September 24

  • NBA Rumors: Lakers giving away Nick Young and Lou Williams for Rudy Gay

    Sportsrageous "Rudy Gay expressed his intention to move out of the Sacramento Kings next summer if he will not be traded before the deadline. According to the latest NBA rumors, the Los Angeles Lakers could offer Nick Young and Lou Williams to acquire Gay from the Kings. Rudy Gay has been involved in various..." September 23

  • Westbrook says he still hasn't spoken to Durant

    Fox Sports "The biggest story of the NBA offseason was Kevin Durant leaving the Thunder in free agency to sign with a Warriors team that blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. The decision came as a shock to many, including Durant's OKC teammates. Russell Westbrook had been a teammate of Durant's for all eight..." September 23

  • Kevin Garnett to announce retirement from NBA

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Kevin Garnett era with the Timberwolves here has ended. Again. Garnett, the best player in franchise history, the player who led the team to eight straight playoff appearances starting in the spring of 1997, the leader of the 2003-04 team that reached the NBA’s Western Conference finals,..." September 23

  • Heat believe Bosh's career with team is over

    NBA.com "The Miami HEAT and Chris Bosh, in consultation with team doctors and other physicians, have been working together for many months with the mutual goal of having Chris return to the court as soon as possible. Chris has now taken his pre-season physical. The Miami HEAT regret that it remains unable..." September 23

  • Griffin pens apology to fans for fight last season: 'I messed up'

    The Player's Tribune "I’ll just get it out of the way. Last season sucked. I am truly sorry. What happened in Toronto was 100% my fault. I messed up. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about it. And I don’t mean that in some clichéd “not a day goes by” way. I genuinely think about it every..." September 23

  • Rockets will retire Yao Ming's jersey on Feb. 2

    Today's Fastbreak "Yao Ming will see the only NBA team he played for ensure no other Houston Rockets’ player will wear his number. During a February ceremony placed during the Chinese new year, the Rockets will retire Ming’s No. 11 jersey, owner Leslie Alexander said on Friday. This will continue what’s been an..." September 23

  • More clotting complications derail Bosh’s comeback attempt

    Miami Herald "A complication has arisen in medical tests involving Heat forward Chris Bosh, derailing his attempted comeback, according to a source. The complication involved evidence of some continued clotting and is believed to be related to one of two previous blood clot episodes. Those episodes sidelined..." September 23

  • KD Explains Why No One Cares About Him When He’s Not Playing Ball

    USA Today "Kevin Durant never once seemed uncomfortable talking to Bill Simmons about his decision to leave Oklahoma City for Golden City this offseason. When asked about it on Any Given Wednesday, he had this to say: “When [people] called me weak, I think I’m the total opposite. There are plenty..." September 23

  • "Extremely Displeased" Judge Threatens Sanctions Against Derrick Rose, Rose's Attorney for Rape Victim-Blaming

    Complex "The judge in Derrick Rose’s rape case said he was "extremely displeased" with Rose and his legal team during an oral ruling Tuesday. Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald threatened sanctions against Rose for victim-blaming his accuser. "If Defendant Rose continues to utilize language that shames and..." September 23

  • Steve Kerr: JaVale McGee has ‘real chance’ to make Warriors roster

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors have one of the best rosters in NBA history heading into the 2016-2017 season, and apparently JaVale McGee has a legitimate shot at being a part of it. McGee signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Warriors over the summer, and head coach Steve Kerr was asked on..." September 23

  • Blake Griffin 'It's A Girl!!'... Welcomes Baby #2 With Longtime GF

    TMZ "Blake Griffin is a dad again -- his GF, Brynn Cameron, recently gave birth to their 2nd child. A source close to the couple confirms Brynn gave birth to a baby girl in an L.A. hospital several days ago." September 23

  • Cavaliers concerned about Iman Shumpert beyond DUI

    Pro Basketball Talk "Iman Shumpert was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of DUI and reportedly cited for marijuana possession. Terry Pluto of The Cleveland Plain Dealer on the Cavaliers: That part is not huge unless it’s something that’s reoccurring. They are concerned about Shumpert in general." September 23

  • Thomas Walkup signs a training camp deal with the Bulls

    Sportando "Former Austin State University alumn Thomas Walkup has signed a training camp deal with the Bulls, as he announced via Instagram. " September 23

  • Warriors GM hints team will rest players far more this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It sounds like Golden State learned its lesson. Because the players wanted it — led in particular by Stephen Curry and Draymond Green — the Warriors pushed hard through the end of the regular season last campaign to get to 73 wins. Was that the reason Golden State went down 3-1 to Oklahoma City..." September 23

  • D'Angelo Russell: Lakers Put Development 'On Hold' for Kobe's Last Season

    Obsev "If Kobe Bryant's historic 60-point farewell to the NBA felt like a dream, you're not alone. D'Angelo Russell, then a Los Angeles Lakers rookie, felt that way pretty much from the offseason to the end of the regular season, and not in a good way. “Last offseason was Looney Tunes,” Russell..." September 22

  • Jason Terry Says James Harden Is Better Than Klay Thompson, Praises the Greek Freak

    Def Pen "Veteran guard Jason Terry is known by many as being one of the most upfront and honest guys around the league. Whether you ask his teammates, coaches, family or friends, they will all tell you the same. With that being said, Terry releasing a surplus of hot takes on SiriusXM NBA Radio Wednesday..." September 22

  • Bryan Colangelo denies reports he’s aggressively shopped Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor

    Pro Basketball Talk "We have been having this discussion all summer. The Philadelphia 76ers have a loaded and young front court with Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid, and don’t forget Elton Brand is around. The Sixers have other needs. So, the team has tested the trade market for both..." September 22

  • Bucks Acquire Michael Beasley From Rockets For Tyler Ennis

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets have traded Michael Beasley to the Milwaukee Bucks for Tyler Ennis. The Rockets signed Beasley at the end of the 15-16 season after he was finished with his season in China." September 22

  • Steve Kerr Feels Americans Should Be ‘Disgusted’ By The Shooting Of Terence Crutcher

    Dime Magazine "It was bound to happen eventually. American society, largely driven by the internet, has spent the last year more aware and concerned with police violence against people of color usually coming in a set of waves each time a new and newly horrific story arises of the unjust killing of an African..." September 22

  • Clippers, Dorell Wright Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers have increased their training camp roster count to 17 players, according to Dan Woike of The Orange County Register, who reports (via Twitter) that the team is bringing in veteran forward Dorell Wright. Wright, 30, spent most of last season in China before signing with the Heat in..." September 22

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22