• Andrew Wiggins Leaves Agent Who Negotiated Max Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Andrew Wiggins has filed paperwork to leave BDA Sports after his agent Bill Duffy negotiated a five-year, $148MM maximum extension for the Timberwolves‘ budding star, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Duffy revealed to Wojnarowski that Wiggins filed paperwork to terminate his relationship..." August 23

  • Cavaliers reach agreement to trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas

    Sportsnet "The Cleveland Cavaliers have an agreement in place to trade Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for a package that includes Isaiah Thomas, according to multiple reports. Boston will also send Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round pick to Cleveland in the deal. Irving..." August 22

  • Smaller-market teams supporting Pacers in tampering case against Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Indiana Pacers are embarking on a noble crusade for the little guy — at least in the eyes of their peers on the NBA totem pole. According to a report by Bob Kravitz of WTHR on Monday, smaller-market teams are supporting the Pacers in their case against the Los Angeles Lakers for allegedly..." August 22

  • People close to LeBron expect Wade to join Cavaliers

    247 Sports "Maybe Dwyane Wade isn't going back to Miami after all. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, people close to LeBron James expect Wade to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers after he's bought out by the Chicago Bulls: "As of right now, people close to James are fairly confident that, at..." August 22

  • Morris twins due in court Aug. 28 on aggravated assault charges

    CSN New England "NBA players Markieff and Marcus Morris, each facing a pair of aggravated assault charges stemming from an incident in 2015, will have their day in court on August 28. Marcus, who was acquired by Boston via trade from Detroit this summer, as well as his brother Markieff who plays for Washington,..." August 22

  • LeBron James Named Rookies' Favorite NBA Player; Stephen Curry Receives No Votes

    Bleacher Report "The members of the 2017-18 NBA rookie class are big fans of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James. Stephen Curry? Not so much, apparently. James was voted as the favorite player by 39 rookies in a poll conducted by NBA.com earlier this month, earning 31.5 percent of..." August 22

  • Carmelo Anthony is going to have an awkward preseason

    New York Post "In a cruel bit of irony for Carmelo Anthony, the Rockets are making an appearance on the Knicks’ preseason schedule, visiting the Garden on Oct. 9. According to widespread reports, Anthony has told the Knicks he is willing to waive his no-trade clause only for the Rockets, who feature his two..." August 22

  • Eric Gordon talks losing weight, the new-look Rockets, and defending his Sixth Man of the Year award

    Fox Sports "Eric Gordon entered this off-season with a renewed vigour. The Rockets guard came off arguably the best season of his career, having been revitalised by the offensive stylings of his new head coach, Mike D’Antoni. The fast pace of the Rockets led to Gordon’s impressive offensive output..." August 22

  • Jerry West Didn't Want To Leave Warriors

    Real GM Basketball "Jerry West left the Golden State Warriors to join the front office of the Los Angeles Clippers this offseason. West described his departure from the Warriors as difficult in an interview with Tim Kawakami of The Athletic. "Frankly it was very sad, OK? It really was," said West. "A place where I..." August 22

  • Hassan Whiteside: ‘It’d Be Great’ to Play With Dwyane Wade Again

    SLAM Online "Hassan Whiteside would be in favor of a reunion with Dwyane Wade in South Beach. Wade, 35, isn’t expected to remain in Chicago for very much longer. Whiteside says the Heat would benefit from re-signing the future Hall of Famer. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “It’d be great,” Whiteside said at..." August 22

  • Before blasting the Bulls' haul in the Jimmy Butler deal, check the record first

    CBS Sports "When the Chicago Bulls traded Jimmy Butler (and the rights to the No. 16 overall selection, which turned out to be Justin Patton) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the rights to this year's No. 7 overall pick (where they selected Lauri Markkanen) on draft night, the..." August 22

  • Rookie survey: Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. stands out from crowd

    NBA.com "Last year's rookie class was, to put it nicely, underwhelming. Malcolm Brogdon won the Kia Rookie of the Year, having averaged just 10.2 points and 4.2 assists per game. Joel Embiid played just 31 games and Dario Saric wasn't very efficient. No. 1 pick Ben Simmons didn't play and the guy -- Kris..." August 22

  • Pacers strongly believe they have the Lakers dead to rights, believe they tampered with PG

    WTHR.com "For weeks, even months, the Pacers had heard whispers that the Los Angeles Lakers had been making contact with Paul George's agent, Aaron Mintz, and George's parents. Then Pacers owner Herb Simon, general manager Kevin Pritchard and some other Pacers' officials watched the Magic Johnson yuk-it-up..." August 22

  • Ainge: More tests to confirm Isaiah Thomas' hip is on track

    CSN New England "Isaiah Thomas will undergo additional testing prior to the start of training camp, which as you might expect has elevated the concern level among Celtics Nation. But Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, told CSNNE.com that the tests have more to do with re-affirming that..." August 22

  • Nerlens Noel Hires Rich Paul as New Agent

    SLAM Online "Locked in a stalemate with the Mavericks over a contract extension, Nerlens Noel has hired Rich Paul of Klutch Sports to become his new agent. Noel is reportedly looking for a max deal and has become frustrated with the negotiations so far. Paul is one of the most powerful agents in the NBA,..." August 22

  • Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes part of group trying to buy Rockets franchise

    Fox 26 Houston "Hall of Fame forward Elvin Hayes said he is a member of a group that is attempting to buy the Houston Rockets franchise. Hayes said he and his group met recently with Rockets CEO Tad Brown, who is handling the sale for owner Leslie Alexander. “We have met with the Rockets, and had a very..." August 22

  • Cole Aldrich on the Timberwolves’ renovated roster, trade rumors and his role

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Only six players from last year’s Timberwolves roster are still under contract with the team. One of those is reserve center Cole Aldrich, who signed a three-year deal with the Timberwolves as a free agent in 2016. But even Aldrich, a Bloomington native, was a candidate to be moved this summer,..." August 22

  • Warriors' Kerr: 'I fully expect to coach all year'

    San Francisco Chronicle "Every summer for the past three years, Steve Kerr has left part of his heart in the Bay Area and come down here to the place he and wife, Margot, call home. The Golden State Warriors’ head man loves Northern California, but he is a son of the sun, a beach boy at heart. Kerr is a serious coach —..." August 21

  • LeBron 'NY Over L.A.? I Have No Idea What Blake's Talking About'

    TMZ "Blake Griffin thinks LeBron James could end up in NYC -- but that's news to LeBron James. Bron was leaving Coral Tree Cafe in Brentwood on Sunday when we asked about the prediction Griffin made on the "View From the Cheap Seats" podcast ... that LeBron will leave Cleveland for the..." August 21

  • Reporter who broke Paul George-Lakers tampering story tweets insult at Magic Johnson

    Larry Brown Sports "As if the Los Angeles Lakers being accused of tampering with Paul George wasn’t strange enough, now the story has taken a rather bizarre turn. Veteran NBA writer Peter Vecsey, who was the first one to break the news that the Indiana Pacers were filing tampering charges against the Lakers,..." August 21

  • Woman Who Had Amare’s Baby So She Wouldn’t Have to Work, Did Same Thing to Chris Duhon

    Black Sports Online "Can’t blame the young lady for going to the well twice. It worked the first time, so she decided to do it again. It started with Chris Duhon. Quynn Lovett 36, sued former pro point guard Chris Duhon in 2009 for paternity and child support for her son, Jeremy Sterling Duhon. Duhon..." August 21

  • LeBron James to Knicks? Blake Griffin can see it happening

    Sporting News "While the Cavaliers are reportedly preparing for the possibility that this season will be LeBron James’ last in Cleveland, a fellow NBA superstar thinks James could be headed to New York. Clippers forward Blake Griffin explained his contrarian theory on the View From The Cheap Seats podcast,..." August 21

  • Clippers To Hire Trent Redden As Assistant GM

    Hoops Rumors "Former Cavaliers executive Trent Redden is poised to join the Clippers’ front office, according to ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz, who reports (via Twitter) that Los Angeles will hire Redden as an assistant general manager. The addition of Redden represents the latest move in a series of front office..." August 21

  • O.J. Mayo, Banned and Forgotten, Fights to Save His NBA Career

    SI "O.J. Mayo broke down in tears when he heard the NBA was going to ban him for at least two years for a failed drug test, and he surely would have cried even harder if he had known the embarrassment, loneliness and aimlessness that would follow. His first instinct was to call his mother, Alisha,..." August 21

  • Could Jimmy Kimmel interview ruin Magic Johnson’s Lakers goal?

    New York Post "One of the biggest NBA storylines of the summer now may also be one of the most controversial. The league released a statement Sunday afternoon saying it is investigating the Lakers for claims of tampering while Paul George was with the Pacers, before he was dealt to the Thunder. The..." August 20

  • Paul George-Lakers tampering investigation reportedly centered around Magic

    CBS Sports "Late Saturday evening, it was reported by Peter Vescey that the Pacers were filing tampering charges against the Lakers over Paul George. Indiana had its hand forced when George reportedly informed the front office he didn't plan to re-sign and his preferred destination was the Lakers. The Pacers..." August 20

  • NBA confirms Lakers under investigation for potential tampering with Paul George

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George is not a member of the the Los Angeles Lakers. Yet. The California native has one year to go on his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder after being traded there by the Indiana Pacers. Rumors have been swirling for months about whether George would stay in Indiana, a new city, or..." August 20

  • LeBron James’ Refusal To Commit To Cavs Cost Them Paul George

    NESN "The Cleveland Cavaliers need help to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, that much is clear. And while the Cavs reportedly tried to acquire Paul George from the Indiana Pacers this offseason, it appears that LeBron James might be the reason the deal wasn’t completed. FOX..." August 20

  • Mavs Center Noel Switches Agents in Search of Max Deal

    NBC Dallas Fort Worth "So Nerlens Noel fired his agent and will sign with Dan Fegan. Big whoop. He still isn’t going to get a max deal from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban this summer. Cuban would be foolish to pay the 23-year old more than he has to. No other NBA clubs tried to sign the restricted 6-11..." August 20

  • Kyrie Irving Allegedly Made His Trade Request Because He Thought LeBron Wanted Him Out

    Uproxx "The latest news out of the NBA’s greatest soap opera, known better as the Cleveland Cavaliers, is fans have begun their push to show LeBron James they love him with “Stay Home” shirts and hats. James’ impending free agency in the summer of 2018 has fans and the organization concerned that the King..." August 20

  • Mutual Interest Between Josh Smith, Rockets?

    Hoops Rumors "Josh Smith may be ready to sign up for his third tour of duty with the Rockets, tweets Kelly Iko of EPSN 97.5 in Houston. Iko adds that the the veteran forward is “very interested” in returning to the team, and an agreement could be reached soon. Smith spent part of last season with the Sichuan..." August 20

  • John Wall's beef with Ronnie 2K over his NBA 2K18 rating continues

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "John Wall made it well known he was not happy with his rating for NBA 2K18 in a series of tweets directed at Ronnie Singh, an employee of 2K Sports who has made a name for himself on social media as a guy who represents the gaming franchise under the alias 'Ronnie 2K.' Last month, after it was..." August 20

  • Clippers Reportedly Offer GM Position to Thunder's Michael Winger

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Clippers have reportedly offered their vacant general manager position to Oklahoma City Thunder executive Michael Winger. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the news, noting the deal could be finalized "soon." Winger, 37, is currently an assistant general manager to Sam..." August 20

  • Blake Griffin Doesn’t See LeBron James In L.A. And Thinks A Banana Boat Reunion Is Brewing

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James’ impending free agency in 2018 has become the most talked about story of the dog days of the 2017 offseason, as his future has become critical to the Cavaliers’ present as they look to move Kyrie Irving. The Cavs are preparing for a potential rebuild in case James bolts for a second..." August 20

  • Irving to Spurs: Far-fetched but here are some fantasy scenarios

    San Antonio Express-News "Let’s get this straight, right from the top. Kyrie Irving is probably going to be traded between now and the start of the NBA season. Cleveland’s All-Star point guard has made his unhappiness known, and Cavaliers kingpin LeBron James has made his unhappiness with Irving’s unhappiness known,..." August 20

  • NBA denies claim of plot to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo from Eurobasket

    Bleacher Report "The NBA denied a claim from the Greek federation that the league hatched a plot to keep Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo out of EuroBasket. "The NBA and the Milwaukee Bucks have followed all appropriate protocol under the NBA-FIBA agreement," the NBA said in a statement, per the..." August 20

  • Hassan Whiteside says Miami Heat would embrace a Dwyane Wade return

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The respect has endured through the departure and assuredly would be there if there is a return. Hassan Whiteside said as much Saturday when the discussion turned to a possible Miami Heat reunion with Dwyane Wade. "It'd be great," Whiteside said at a fundraiser for his Whiteside Foundation...." August 20

  • Clippers reach agreement to sign Marshall Plumlee

    The Spun "Marshall Plumlee went undrafted during the 2016 NBA Draft, but signed with the New York Knicks not long after. After getting waived earlier this summer, Plumlee found himself out of the NBA. However, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that Plumlee signed a new deal with the Los Angeles..." August 20

  • Pacers file tampering charges against Lakers over Paul George

    Bleacher Report "The Indiana Pacers have reportedly filed charges against the Los Angeles Lakers for tampering with Paul George before the All-Star was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Per NBA journalist Peter Vecsey, Pacers owner Herb Simon filed the charges against the Lakers, and the NBA hired an..." August 20

  • Wizards’ John Wall on Charlottesville: We are all family

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "John Wall has always been one to speak his mind and answer questions directly, though politics isn't often his game. During the preseason last fall he was asked who he was voting for between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and his response was evasive. He didn't want to go there. But the past..." August 20

  • Harden: Chris ‘didn’t seem happy’ at start of offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden’s intervention was vital in bringing Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets. Harden was more than happy to bring Paul in to join him in the Rockets backcourt — in fact, he reached out, sensing that the point guard was not entirely happy with his situation in Los Angeles. “I just knew..." August 19

  • Akron stores selling LeBron James ‘stay home’ apparel

    Sportsnaut "With rumors swelling that LeBron James may be entering his final year with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a store in Akron is selling merchandise asking him to “stay home.” The most rampant rumor has been that James will play for the Los Angeles Lakers, but other teams have been in the discussion,..." August 19

  • Injured Giannis Antetokounmpo to sit out Eurobasket 2017; Greece team rips Bucks

    CBS Sports "Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the NBA's bright young stars. He's also the star player of the Greece National team. Unfortunately, Antetokounmpo will not be able to play with Greece this summer like he wanted. He announced on Facebook that he would be sitting out Eurobasket 2017 due to a knee..." August 19

  • Lakers owner Jeanie Buss compares rookie Lonzo Ball to all-time greats Kobe, Magic

    Lakers Nation "When discussing the greatest players to ever suit up for the Los Angeles Lakers, the argument usually boils down to Kobe Bryant vs. Magic Johnson. The Lakers are certainly hoping that rookie point guard Lonzo Ball one day joins that list. The expectations on the rookie are extremely high as his..." August 19

  • Joakim Noah breaks silence with fiery vows, Phil Jackson regret

    New York Post "Joakim Noah has a ton of regrets from last season, and one of them is his awful campaign may have played a role in costing Phil Jackson his job. In his first comments since the season ended, Noah also admitted he “lost my confidence’’ and “wasn’t moving right.” He said his drug suspension “hurt..." August 19

  • Don't expect to see Warriors visit Trump's White House

    USA Today "Maybe Andre Iguodala had the right idea all along. In June, a day before his Golden State Warriors won their second title in three years, the veteran forward was asked about a possible White House invitation that is typically extended to NBA champs. President Trump and the Warriors did not..." August 19

  • Kyrie Irving Knows You'll Make Fun of Him for Shaving His Beard

    Complex "Kyrie Irving is known for a few things at this point: wanting to get the hell off of the Cavs, feuding with LeBron James, and believing that he would fall off the edge of the planet if he sailed far enough. But one other thing that has always gotten him attention is his beard. Until now. Irving..." August 19

  • Michael Beasley had his truck stolen out of his driveway

    Pro Basketball Talk "Michael Beasley will be getting buckets, shooting long twos, and playing inconsistent defense for the New York Knicks next season (the analysis is just based on recent history). But first, he’d like to find his truck. Which was stolen." August 19

  • Jay-Z says he bought three pairs of Big Baller Brand shoes

    Yardbarker "Big Baller Brand apparently has at least one notable celebrity backer. In an appearance Friday on TIDAL’s “The Rap Radar Podcast,” rap mogul Jay-Z said he bought three pairs of Big Baller Brand shoes and gave credit to and expressed his support for LaVar Ball, as transcribed by JMKTV. Hov..." August 19

  • Beasley says he's an unstoppable scorer who's lacked opportunity

    New York Post "Michael Beasley is hardly lacking bragadoccio these days. He calls himself “a walking bucket’’ and thinks he’ll score a lot of them at Madison Square Garden because he’s “always done well with pressure.’’ Beasley, a 6-foot-9 forward, signed with the Knicks on a one-year deal last week for the..." August 19