• Ben Simmons could debut for 76ers after All-Star break

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons could make his much-anticipated NBA debut shortly after the All-Star break, league sources told ESPN. Barring a setback in his recovery, sources say the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft has a chance to take the hardwood near March. There..." January 19

  • Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis to have MRI, doesn't know when he'll return

    New York Daily News "Believing all along he'd recover faster, Kristaps Porzingis instead suffered a setback with his Achilles injury Monday, missed his fourth straight game Wednesday, and is now scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday. Porzingis isn't too concerned about the "pinch" in his Achilles, which he said..." January 19

  • Thunder's Russell Westbrook says he'll get Warriors' Zaza Pachulia back

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook isn't pleased with Zaza Pachulia. After the Golden State Warriors' 121-100 victory against the Thunder on Wednesday, in which the center gave Westbrook a flagrant foul and then stood over him, Westbrook told reporters that he'll get revenge..." January 19

  • Carmelo Anthony sounds annoyed after ‘short’ meeting with Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he’s done wondering what Knicks management thinks of him and wants to be more “focused’’ on guiding his teammates through this crisis than being any further off-the-court distraction. Anthony provided scant insight Wednesday into his meeting the day prior with Knicks..." January 18

  • Members of Knicks organization want to part ways with Carmelo Anthony

    ESPN "“Carmelo, as great a player as he is, still has another level he can go to. And I hope together, with the team we create, he can get there." These were Phil Jackson’s words on the day he took over as New York Knicks president. Jackson described Carmelo Anthony that day as one of the top scorers..." January 18

  • The Knicks are stuck with Carmelo Anthony, so they need Chris Paul

    Fox Sports "Regardless of whether the New York Knicks want to get out from under his massive contract, Carmelo Anthony probably isn’t going anywhere. That’s according to FOX Sports NBA insider Chris Broussard, who joined Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe on FS1’s Undisputed Wednesday to make one thing very..." January 18

  • Tristan Thompson Just Using Khloe For More Social Media Followers & Potential Endorsement Deals

    Black Sports Online "Tristan Thompson plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Normally when you Google an athlete things about the sport they play come up, even if it is off the court things it still is connected to the sport. What happens when you google Tristan Thompson now? This isn’t uncommon for athletes who..." January 18

  • Ty Lue says Draymond Green ‘wanted to send a message’ with flagrant foul on LeBron

    Fox Sports "Midway through the second quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, Draymond Green collided with LeBron James and was whistled for a flagrant foul for his actions. It probably should have been only a common foul, but given Green’s history and..." January 18

  • Sixers to consider run at Jrue Holiday this summer

    Larry Brown Sports "Could the Philadelphia 76ers be throwing it back to the pre-Process days? According to a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN on Wednesday, the Sixers “will take a hard look” at New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday this summer in free agency. The 26-year-old Holiday, who is averaging 13.9..." January 18

  • Did Charles Barkley just reveal Joel Embiid wasn't picked as an NBA All-Star starter?

    Philly.com "The voting deadline for this year’s NBA All-Star Game ended at midnight on Monday, and for Sixers phenom Joel Embiid to make the cut, he needed to be among the top three in fan votes in the Eastern Conference. At one point, the NBA released voting results showing Embiid closing in on Cleveland..." January 18

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are reportedly still not on speaking terms

    CBS Sports "The adage "time heals all wounds," does not apply to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. At least not yet. Since Durant decided to sign with the Warriors in the offseason, the two sides have not been on speaking terms. This is likely because of how the partnership on the court ended. Durant..." January 18

  • Durant: Harden could've been satisfied as OKC's 6th man

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant spent the weeks following the 2009 season scouting draft prospects. This was a monster moment for his young Thunder. The two Junes prior, Sam Presti nailed his top picks, selecting Durant second in 2007 and Russell Westbrook fourth in 2008. Hit on one more — right before the flood of..." January 18

  • Why Steph Curry and Kevin Durant haven't clicked -- yet

    ESPN "IN THE AFTERMATH of Golden State's Monday route of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Steve Kerr said, "I thought Steph was great. His energy was great, and he set the tone. I love that he took 20 shots." Then, the money phrase: "When he's aggressive, we go." As Kerr spoke, Klay Thompson leaned against..." January 18

  • Durant: Playing Thunder will never be a normal game for me

    ESPN "Round 2 of Kevin Durant's clash with his former Oklahoma City Thunder squad on Wednesday won't be any easier than his first meeting on Nov. 3, a game the Golden State Warriors won easily 122-96. "It's never going to be a regular game for me," Durant told ESPN in advance of his second go-around..." January 18

  • European star point guard Milos Teodosic says he wants to play in NBA. Eventually

    Sportando "Point guard Milos Teodosic will be free agent this summer when his contract with CSKA Moscow expires. The Serbian did not rule out re-signing with the EuroLeague reigning champions but also stated that he will play for sure in the NBA, even if he doesn’t know when yet. “2016 was my best..." January 18

  • Pelicans, Hawks had exploratory talks about Howard trade

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have found success playing Anthony Davis at center, but there are concerns about the physical toll it would take. Davis has frequently been hampered by minor injuries throughout his career that would likely get accentuated by playing against bigger and stronger..." January 18

  • Phil Jackson's friend, columnist defends his independence in wake of Melo criticism

    Fanrag Sports "It’s no secret that I’ve been a long-time friend and confidant of Phil Jackson. Nearly 34 years to be precise. I was his assistant and roommate on the road for three seasons when he coached the Albany Patroons in the Continental Basketball Association, plus we’ve done two books together. As..." January 18

  • When put on the spot, Kevin Durant hints that he'll re-sign with the Warriors

    CBS Sports "Although he just signed with the Warriors last offseason, Kevin Durant could potentially opt out of his contract and head elsewhere this upcoming summer. But similar to Stephen Curry, Duranthas no reason to leave this team, especially since he wants to play in their brand new arena. On hand for..." January 18

  • Popovich: 'We're not where we want to be'

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich pointed out his team "played a great 24 minutes" of basketball Tuesday during its 122-114 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. But for a 32-9 squad clinging to ever-present title aspirations at the halfway point in the season, Popovich and the Spurs need..." January 18

  • Nate Robinson wonders why PG-needy Cavs won't contact him

    Hybe Beast "Basketball has long been a land of giants, and rightfully so. When the object of the game is to place a leather ball into a hoop 10 feet off the ground, almost double the height of the average American male, it helps to be 6’7’’, which happens to be the average height of today’s NBA..." January 18

  • Hassan Whiteside continues to say he's being overlooked in NBA All-Star voting

    Miami Herald "Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside feels he is being overlooked in All-Star voting, so much so that he made an interesting claim on Tuesday. “You put my numbers up and just don’t put a face up there I feel like the (voting) numbers would be different,” said Whiteside, who dropped to 11th among..." January 18

  • NBA execs explain how Anthony Bennett and other NBA scouts failed so badly

    Sporting News "On Jan. 9, the Nets released struggling 23-year-old power forward Anthony Bennett after he sputtered along to five points per game on 41 percent shooting from the field. In most cases, NBA news like this would be just a footnote in a long day of transactions. Players get released and picked up..." January 18

  • Will Sixers' Ben Simmons play vs. Houston Rockets on ESPN?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Let the speculation begin. ESPN announced late Tuesday night that they would be broadcasting the Sixers' Jan. 27 game against the Houston Rockets, a surprising decision considering they originally had planned to broadcast the Miami Heat playing Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls. Shortly..." January 18

  • Hawks to trade Williams, sign Neal to 10-day contract

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks will trade Mo Williams to the Nuggets for the draft rights to Cenk Akyol, according to a person familiar with the situation. The move opens a roster spot that the Hawks will use to sign guard Gary Neal to a 10-day contract. The Hawks will also receive a $2.2 million traded player..." January 18

  • Knicks Considering Starting Kristaps Porzingis At Center

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks are considering starting Kristaps Porzingis at center. Many have suggested Porzingis' best future is at center. "We’ve got to look at everything. ... In the long run, we’ve got to look at hey, when KP comes back, what, will it change everything all together and what it..." January 18

  • Lamar Odom Apologizes to Khloe and Vows to Get Her Back

    TMZ "Lamar Odom says he's grateful to Khloe Kardashian for staying by his side through his drug addiction and recovery ... and he wants her back. Odom opened up about his battle with drugs on "The Doctors" -- and after completing a 30 day stint in rehab, he says one thing is perfectly clear ... "I..." January 18

  • Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss meets with Magic Johnson, sources say

    ESPN "Los Angeles Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss met with Hall of Famer and former Lakers point guard Magic Johnson on Tuesday night, sources with knowledge of the meeting told ESPN. The exact nature of the meeting was not immediately clear, but sources said Buss has been soliciting opinions on the..." January 18

  • Lacob Has ‘Every Expectation’ Durant Will Re-Sign

    Hoops Rumors "While they may not be chasing history as they were last year, all signs point to the Warriors being as scary a team as ever now with Kevin Durant in the mix. Speaking today at the groundbreaking of the franchise’s new arena in San Francisco, team owner Joe Lacob mentioned to Marc Spears of The..." January 18

  • After loss to Mavs, Wade says Bulls 'keep putting (their) hand on the hot stove every day'

    CSN Chicago "Dwyane Wade sounded every bit like a frustrated 35-year old father when talking about the repeated ills and so-called growing pains of his Bulls, as they surrendered yet another game against a sub-.500 team. Sometimes it's the New York Knicks whom the Bulls are offering temporary refuge. Or..." January 18

  • Carmelo entrusts future to Knicks prez who hasn’t learned a thing

    New York Post "Let’s take a little stroll down memory lane, shall we? This was Feb. 8, 2016, just about 11 ½ months ago. See if you can remember who the speaker is, and who the subject is: “We had a line of communication — a lot of times it was one way and I understand. “A lot of times the communication..." January 18

  • The Creator Of ‘black-ish’ And Blake Griffin Are Working On A ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake

    The Hollywood Reporter "Kenya Barris is teaming up with athletes-turned-producers Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil for a new version of the 1992 sports comedy. White Men Can’t Jump is getting back into the game. Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s acclaimed comedy Black-ish, is teaming with Blake Griffin of the NBA's Los..." January 18

  • CP3’s injury should push the Clippers to make the Blake-for-Carmelo trade

    Fox Sports "The 2016-17 season is the most important one in Clippers’ history, and so far, it has been a disaster. There was an incredible start that tuckered out and was then effectively erased by a blowout home loss to the Warriors in early December. Less than two weeks later, Blake Griffin underwent..." January 18

  • Jimmy Butler: Being voted All-Star starter would mean ‘absolutely nothing’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler doesn’t give a hoot about your #NBAVote. Before Tuesday’s game against Dallas, Butler, who was selected to his second career All-Star team last year and attended the festivities despite being injured, said that being voted an All-Star starter this year would mean “absolutely..." January 18

  • Golden State Warriors break ground on new Chase Center arena in bizarre scene

    USA Today "As memorable moments go, nothing from the Golden State Warriors’ arena groundbreaking on Tuesday trumped the synchronized backhoe dancing act. Those faux construction workers did backflips down the aisles, all part of the circus that was the Chase Center celebration party. More than 700..." January 18

  • Clippers' Chris Paul to undergo surgery on left thumb

    NBA.com "The L.A. Clippers announced Tuesday that guard Chris Paul will undergo surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 18 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. Dr. Steve Shin will perform the procedure. Paul is expected to miss approximately six-to-eight weeks and will continue to undergo treatment and..." January 18

  • Timberwolves actively shopping Ricky Rubio

    Fanrag Sports "Ricky Rubio’s time with the Minnesota Timberwolves could be coming to a close. The team has dangled its franchise point guard in trade offers this season, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. In packages with Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota has offered its veteran point guard to several..." January 17

  • Buying an NBA Jersey in a Store Is About to Get More Expensive

    Philly.com "If you’re looking to pick up a replica Joel Embiid jersey, you might want to make that purchase sooner than later. Starting next season, the NBA will stop distributing its lowest-priced replica jerseys to traditional sporting goods stores, according to sources within the league. Instead, the..." January 17

  • Raptors' Lowry focused on winning, not free agency

    ESPN "When it comes to admiring the staggering numbers that Russell Westbrook and James Harden are putting up nightly, Kyle Lowry is like the rest of us. He too is in awe of the "ridiculous numbers" and admits it has been "unbelievable to watch." But don't let Lowry fool you. Quietly, the Toronto..." January 17

  • Carmelo tells Phil Jackson in meeting he wants to remain with Knicks

    SI "Knicks star Carmelo Anthony told team president Phil Jackson in a meeting on Tuesday that he wants to remain in New York, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports. Anthony had a “calm” conversation and still does not intend on waiving his no-trade clause should the Knicks come to an..." January 17

  • Draymond Green disagrees with LeBron James, says Warriors-Cavs is a rivalry

    CBS Sports "Unlike LeBron James, Draymond Green is willing to say that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors indeed have a rivalry. Before the Warriors' 126-91 blowout victory on Monday, James insisted that the Cavaliers have no rivals. Green essentially said James was lying. "I don't have much..." January 17

  • Courtney Lee posts cryptic pics on Instagram after benching

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee didn’t exactly respond well to being benched on Monday. Lee, who was replaced in the starting lineup by Ron Baker and didn’t play the entire second half in the Knicks’ 108-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, decided to sip some Kermit tea afterwards by posting..." January 17

  • Nick Young Splits from Paloma Ford ... No Bad Blood

    TMZ "Nick Young's a single man again ... 'cause the Lakers star and his pop singer girlfriend, Paloma Ford, have officially broken up ... TMZ Sports has learned. Sources close to the two tell us there was no cheating or secret baby mamas (like the Iggy Azalea situation) ... this time, the two just..." January 17

  • Stephen Curry comfortable with his $44 million contract

    Sporting News "Stephen Curry isn't making the most money on his team, and that's perfectly fine. The Golden State star revealed Sunday it doesn't bother him that he's the fourth-highest paid player on the Warriors. "One thing my Pops always told me is you never count another man's money," Curry told the..." January 17

  • Flagrant or flop? Draymond Green crashes into LeBron James

    New York Daily News "Draymond Green appears to be up to his dirty tricks again. Or has LeBron James just mastered the art of flopping? Things got a little chippy between the Cavaliers and Warriors Monday night as James and Green collided into each other during the second quarter in a rematch of last season’s NBA..." January 17

  • Phil Jackson to meet with Carmelo this week

    SI "Knicks president Phil Jackson will meet with Carmelo Anthony this week in the wake of a critical column written by one of Jackson’s confidants, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports. Jackson’s close friend Charley Rosen has stirred up a controversy in recent days, writing on Tuesday for FanRag Sports..." January 17

  • Carmelo Anthony Feels He's Already Proven Loyalty To Knicks

    Real GM Basketball "Carmelo Anthony told the media he remains loyal to the New York Knicks and feels he doesn't need to prove his loyalty to anyone. "I think I've proven that. I don't have to speak on that. I think I've proven that over the years, day in and day out," Anthony said after the Knicks' 108-107 loss to..." January 17

  • Clippers' Chris Paul sprains thumb, to have MRI after X-rays negative

    ESPN "Clippers guard Chris Paul sprained his left thumb with 3:04 left in the second quarter of Monday night's 120-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and was ruled out for the rest of the game. X-rays on the thumb were negative, but further tests need to be done to determine the extent of the..." January 17

  • Pelicans' Anthony Davis hurt in hard fall vs. Pacers

    Sporting News "Pelicans star Anthony Davis exited Monday's 98-95 loss to the Pacers after falling hard on his back. The NBA's second-leading scorer was driving hard to the basket in the third quarter when he was met by Indiana’s Myles Turner and fell backward. Davis, clutching his lower back and hip area,..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Rondo: I led the league in assists last season with no-name Kings

    NBA.com "This was not what he signed up for. But he was willing to discuss it. “I haven’t had this much attention in a while,” Rajon Rondo said, chuckling, as he answered questions last week. He hadn’t had that much attention from his team of late, either. It has been an odd season so far for..." January 16