Per Kawhi Leonard, he has torn ligament in right hand; must wait for swelling to reside before considering returning
Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant dropped 30 in the first half on Golden State and was on his way to what looked like an epic game when the play above happened. Durant rolled his ankle, and while X-rays were negative Durant did not return for the second half of what was an eventual Warriors win. Durant now will sit..." December 19
Yahoo! Sports "While Rajon Rondo continued to say publicly he was committed to staying with the Boston Celtics, Rondo's former teammate and close friend, Kendrick Perkins, knew he truly felt different. "He wanted out, but he would never say that though," Perkins told Yahoo Sports. Perkins and Rondo were..." December 19
Sources: Three-way Corey Brewer deal taking shape: Ronny Turiaf to 76ers with a second-round pick. Sixers send Alexey Shved to Rockets.
Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade Corey Brewer to the Houston Rockets, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Houston will send guard Troy Daniels to Minnesota as part of the Brewer deal, sources said. The Rockets will also give Minnesota a 2015 second-round pick – via Sacramento – and..." December 19
NESN "While folks in Boston debate whether the Celtics got fleeced in the Rajon Rondo trade, at least the Celts were able to find a buyer for their polarizing star. The Charlotte Hornets weren’t so fortunate. The Hornets have decided to keep mercurial shooting guard Lance Stephenson “for now,”..." December 19
Covers.com "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant missed the second half of Thursday's 114-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors with a sprained right ankle, but insisted afterward it's nothing serious. "I wanted to play, but we want to be cautious," Durant said after the game. X-rays taken at..." December 19
O'Neal makes home in DFW area and has long hoped to play for Mavs. But now, with Rondo there, I'm told he's highly intrigued by possibility
Chicago Tribune "Derrick Rose will miss his second straight game to illness and 10th overall this season Friday in Memphis. Rose didn't accompany the Bulls on their charter flight late Thursday. He hadn't recovered sufficiently to travel there on his own on Friday either." December 19
Would Kobe extend career if the Lakers add a star? Kobe: "I don't know. Maybe. It's really just if I want to play."
CSN Bay Area "In his first interview since being fired as head coach of the Kings last Sunday, Michael Malone shared his thoughts on his time in Sacramento, including his reaction to the decision by GM Pete D’Alessandro and owner Vivek Ranadive to relieve Malone of his duties. “I was surprised given the..." December 19
North Jersey "The Knicks sauntered out of the visitors locker room Thursday morning for their shootaround, the players and coaches heading to the court. And finally, after every player had left the room, Carmelo Anthony slowly moved through the door. Dressed for a workout, Anthony said he would test himself..." December 19
ESPN Dallas "The Boston Celtics are in the process of finalizing a deal to send Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources. Sources tell ESPN.com that the Celtics and the Mavericks have an agreement in principle to send the All-Star point guard to Dallas for Brandan Wright, Jae..." December 19
ESPN New York "New York Knicks president Phil Jackson took to Twitter to defend his decision to trade Tyson Chandler, saying Chandler could not have helped the team this season. He also said that those questioning the trade should "relax." "I'm OK with the Dallas deal. Tyson fits there and our three..." December 19
The Score "The left calf strain that Chris Bosh is suffering from will keep him out of yet another game, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman. The banged-up Heat host the Southeast-leading Washington Wizards on Friday. Miami is already without Josh McRoberts up front. " December 19
Durant: "It was the foot I had surgery. I wanted to play, I wanted to go back out there, but they just wanted to be cautious."
Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has suspended Larry Sanders for one game for a shove of Nicolas Batum in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 104-97 Wednesday night loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, the NBA announced Thursday in a press release." December 19
ESPN.com "Underwhelmed by the quality of trade offers they've received for Lance Stephenson, the Charlotte Hornets have decided to keep the volatile guard "for now,'' according to league sources. A stunningly poor start to the season, chemistry issues and Stephenson's sub-par play had led the Hornets..." December 19
ESPN.com "A day after losing by 29 points to the Atlanta Hawks, LeBron James said the Cleveland Cavaliers already have enough on their roster to win big down the line. As long as every player improves as the season goes on, that is. "If we continue to get better, every individual, if we continue to make..." December 18
In Rondo talks, Boston and Dallas discussing package including Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder and a first-round pick, sources tell Yahoo.
Lakers in the hunt for Rajon Rondo, but a strong desire internally not to give up much now, pursue Rondo in free agency, per sources.
Adding to @ESPNSteinLine report on Rondo from yesterday. Sources tell ESPN the Lakers also offered Boston multiple picks & Nash for Rondo
CBSSports.com "The Globe and Mail reports that the Raptors are "intrigued" by Memphis Grizzlies center free agent, who will be a free agent this summer. A player that increasingly intrigues Raptors management is Memphis centre Marc Gasol. The Spaniard is a free agent this summer. The greatest lack on the..." December 18
Perceived as sellers, Celtics have received inquiries about Jeff Green from Clippers, Pelicans, Grizzlies but Cs not interested in offers.
Sportando "Milicic will fight against Radovan Radojcin in a “prestige fight” during the “Soul Night of Champions” event Darko Milicic will make his kickboxing debut on December 18 in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Serbian big man born in 1985 was selected by the Detroit Pistons as the second overall pick in..." December 18
Oakland Tribune "In a development that's hardly a surprise, center Andrew Bogut was declared out for the Warriors' Thursday night game against the surging Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena. The question remains how serious Bogut's injury is and how long he might be sidelined. The 7-footer is suffering from..." December 18
SB Nation "The Detroit Pistons passed on the chance to trade forward Josh Smith over the summer, but now they're reportedly considering a change of heart. The Pistons are "shopping" Smith and open to moving him for the right package, reports Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News. This isn't the first time..." December 18
Yahoo! Sports "The Boston Celtics are exhibiting a renewed willingness to pursue trade packages that include point guard Rajon Rondo, league sources told Yahoo Sports. As much as ever in his nine seasons in Boston, the Celtics have left strong impressions with rival organizations that they’re prepared to make..." December 18
The Dallas Mavericks are serious suitors for Rajon Rondo, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Houston's discussed Rondo deal with Boston too.
CSN Bay Area "David Lee originally injured his left hamstring in Golden State's preseason finale on Oct. 24. He missed the first three games of the regular season, and aggravated it during the Warriors' fourth game, a 121-104 win over the Clippers. When will the 2013 All-Star suit up again? "He hasn't..." December 18
Pro Basketball Talk "The Boston Celtics are shopping Rajon Rondo for a trade. No, seriously this time. They mean it. They are not Lucy holding the football. Go ahead, run up and try to kick it Charlie Brown. But that is not the only guy they are shopping, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports. Boston has..." December 18
New York Post "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” A wise poet once proclaimed those words, but undoubtedly the layman believes the saddest phrase for the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony these days sounds like, “I coulda been a Bull! What have I done?” The story has been..." December 18
Andrew Bogut had PRP (platelet-rich plasma) procedure on knee today. Likely to have another in a week. Same procedure as @DwightHoward had.
Real GM Basketball "Philadelphia’s Alexey Shved has hoped to continue his NBA career as an unrestricted free agent at season’s end, but the Russian guard will instead strongly consider returning to Europe where he has received outlines for multimillion dollar offers, league sources told RealGM. Shved was dealt to..." December 18
Arizona Republic "Earlier this year, Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver acknowledged the need and desire for the franchise to play in a new arena with eight years left on the US Airways Center lease. Sarver also shared that sentiment with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently. "I had this conversation with..." December 18
ESPN.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves have put veteran swingman Corey Brewer back on the trading block, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Timberwolves, beset with injuries and mired at the foot of the Western Conference with a record of 5-19, are again engaging contending teams..." December 17
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is experiencing flu-like symptoms and will be a game-time decision tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. Love did not participate in morning shootaround. He went through practice Tuesday, so he must have gotten ill last night or this morning." December 17
Youngest to Reach 15k Points (via ELIAS) LeBron (25 yrs, 79 days) DURANT (26 yrs, 78 days) *tonight Kobe (27 yrs, 136 days)
The Score "It's going to be a tough couple of months for interim Sacramento Kings head coach Tyrone Corbin. Thrust into the job this week after the firing of head coach Mike Malone, Corbin is in a difficult spot. Not only is he auditioning for the role long-term and auditioning for any other openings..." December 17
USA Today "Two days after Greg Monroe said he wasn't seeking a trade from the Detroit Pistons, his agent, David Falk, emphatically reiterated his client's position. "He made a commitment to Stan (Van Gundy) when he took the qualifying offer that he would work as hard as he could and help the team as best..." December 17
SB Nation "Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee in the Bucks' win over the Phoenix Suns Monday, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. An announcement has not been made, but Parker has already..." December 17
Charlotte Observer "Lance Stephenson as a Charlotte Hornet was always a marriage of convenience. The Hornets weren’t Stephenson’s first choice; ideally he would have re-signed with the Indiana Pacers at more money than the Pacers offered. Stephenson wasn’t the Hornets’ first choice; ideally the Utah Jazz..." December 17
CBSSports.com "Cleveland.com reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers have targeted Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews repeatedly in trade talks, only to have Portland shake them off like Taylor Swift. The idyllic fit for the Cavaliers to fill their void for toughness, shooting and defensive tenacity..." December 17
New York Post "If the Knicks were trying to sell us Tyson Chandler was the bad guy on last year’s roster, a reason for their dysfunction and 37-45 season, then it makes you wonder what other baloney they’re trying to make us believe. Chandler returned to the Garden Tuesday night for the first time since being..." December 17
Pro Basketball Talk "We don’t often hear about a rain delay in professional basketball, but thanks to some precipitation in Brooklyn leading to a leaky roof at Barclays Center, that’s essentially what we got on Tuesday. The contest between the Nets and the Heat was stopped with 1:47 remaining in the first quarter,..." December 17
USA Today "In the days that have followed the Sacramento Kings' surprising firing of coach Michael Malone, the only thing certain about where they go from here has been the uncertainty. Tyrone Corbin was deemed the interim for the foreseeable future, though no one was quite sure how long that term might..." December 17
#Knicks say JR Smith is not traveling to Chicago
ESPN.com "Paul George said this week he got encouragement from a unique source to deal with his broken leg earlier this year. Kobe Bryant. George, who is likely to miss the entire season for the Indiana Pacers, told the Los Angeles News Group in an interview that Bryant called him immediately after..." December 17
Sporting News "Andre Iguodala is normally a pretty cool customer, but during Tuesday night's loss against the Grizzlies, he wound up getting a technical foul for . . . dancing? Golden State's do-it-all forward was complaining to referees that Memphis point guard Mike Conley had taken an extra step on a drive..." December 17