• Trevor Ariza focus of probe into Rockets-Clippers altercation

    ESPN "As the NBA gathers information for its investigation into the events surrounding the bombastic LA Clippers-Houston Rockets game on Monday night, forward Trevor Ariza has been further isolated as the person most responsible for the Rockets' postgame charge into the Clippers' locker room, league..." January 17

  • Kemba Walker trade unlikely due to eligibility for max extension

    Clutch Points "The Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker is eligible for a max contract extension this summer that could keep him with the team for the next few years. In a report from Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler, he said that the odds of Walker being traded are very low that it’s not even worth talking..." January 17

  • Rajon Rondo wonders why Isaiah Thomas deserves tribute from Celtics

    Larry Brown Sports "Well, we know where Rajon Rondo stands on the debate about the Isaiah Thomas video tribute. Rondo, who is now with the New Orleans Pelicans, was in Boston on Tuesday night to face his former team. After his Pelicans beat the Celtics 116-113 in overtime, Rondo talked about the Thomas/Paul Pierce..." January 17

  • Paul Pierce | Celtics feel guilty about Isaiah Thomas trade

    Fanrag Sports "The Boston Celtics will likely no longer be paying tribute to Isaiah Thomas on Feb. 11, with the standout point guard actively requesting that his former team nix any plans for a celebratory video as he makes his way back to the TD Garden with the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time this..." January 17

  • Report: LeBron James didn't want Cavs to trade Kyrie Irving

    247 Sports "They may have had their issues, but LeBron James didn't want the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade Kyrie Irving following Irving's trade request last offseason, according to a report from ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Irving played six seasons with the Cavaliers after the franchise made him the first..." January 16

  • Isaiah Thomas Passes On Celtics Tribute Video, Cedes To Paul Pierce

    SLAM Online "The mini-controversy involving Isaiah Thomas‘ Celtics video tribute and Paul Pierce‘s jersey retirement ceremony has finally reached a peaceful resolution. With IT’s rescheduled tribute falling on the same day as Pierce’s huge honor, February 11th, the future Hall-of-Famer took offense and said..." January 16

  • J.J. Redick To Miss Time With Leg Injury

    Hoops Rumors "J.J. Redick suffered an injury to his left leg against the Raptors on Monday, which forced him to leave the game early. X-rays came back negative, but an MRI conducted on Redick earlier today revealed bone edema and a small crack in the fibular head of his leg. As a result of the injury, Redick..." January 16

  • Kyle Lowry on plan to meet Ben Simmons after ejections: ‘Put it this way, I was back there’

    Pro Basketball Talk "As Kyle Lowry and Ben Simmons were ejected late in the 76ers’ win over the Raptors yesterday, the players appeared to challenge each other to meet in back. Lowry eagerly left the court and headed through the tunnel. Simmons appeared much more reluctant at that point. Despite a report of a..." January 16

  • Brad Stevens updates Gordon Hayward progress, reiterates ‘it’s a long road’

    Sportsnaut "Gordon Hayward is necessarily taking the What About Bob baby steps road to recovery after his devastating leg injury at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. The Boston Celtics guard has been able to do some exciting things on his road to recovery (like this). Head coach Brad Stevens filled the..." January 16

  • Curry, LeBron still lead NBA jersey sales; Kyrie falls out of top 10

    NBA.com "The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors remain in the top spots on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists, respectively. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2017 through December 2017. Rounding..." January 16

  • Damian Lillard reacts to being snubbed in ESPN graphic

    Yardbarker "The disrespect never seems to stop for Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard. ESPN posted a graphic to Twitter on Tuesday recognizing Chicago Bulls rookie Lauri Markkannen, who became the fastest player in NBA history to reach 100 career three-pointers made. The graphic compared Markkanen to other..." January 16

  • Pelicans Main Competition For DeMarcus Cousins Expected To Be Mavs, Lakers

    Real GM Basketball "The free agency of DeMarcus Cousins is one of the NBA's most intriguing storylines of 2018 as the New Orleans Pelicans are expected to do whatever they can to re-sign him. "I think most teams around the league believe that the Pelicans will re-sign Cousins unless he doesn't want to stay there,"..." January 16

  • Stephen A. Smith: DeAndre Jordan wants to get traded to Rockets

    247 Sports "With the NBA trade deadline just a few weeks away, one of the biggest names on the market is Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan. With Jordan being a free agent in the summer, many expect the Clippers to deal him now just in case he decides to sign elsewhere in the offseason. But while teams like..." January 16

  • DeRozan fined $15K for criticizing officials

    Sportsnet "Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for his public criticism of officials following Toronto’s loss to the Golden State Warriors Saturday. DeRozan and the Raptors were subject to some controversial calls and non-calls down the stretch against the Warriors,..." January 16

  • Trade Packages and Landing Spots for LA Clippers Guard Lou Williams

    Bleacher Report "Lou Williams has shot his way into the NBA limelight. Now a two-time winner of the Western Conference's Player of the Week award during the 2017-18 campaign, the flame-throwing guard is averaging 23.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists while shooting 44.8 percent from the field, 41.4 percent..." January 16

  • Report: James Harden, Chris Paul and Gerald Green were holding back Trevor Ariza in back hallway

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rockets players James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green and Chris Paul reportedly went through a back hallway to confront Austin Rivers and Blake Griffin in the Clippers’ locker room after last night’s game. That’s one version of the story, at least. But it apparently isn’t the only one –..." January 16

  • Report: Cavs don’t want to trade Nets’ first-round pick in case LeBron James leaves

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers have the assets needed to make a big splash at the NBA trade deadline next month, but questions about LeBron James’ future with the franchise could prevent them from pulling the trigger. If the Cavs wanted to pursue adding a star player, they would likely need to part..." January 16

  • Should Zach LaVine's minute-restriction make way for the Bulls' winning restriction?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The time goes by fast for Zach LaVine, from tip-off to the time he’s subbed out for Denzel Valentine as part of his minute-restriction plan. “It goes by really quick. I look up, I’m like man, it’s already seven minutes,” LaVine said. “But that’s why I’m trying to make the most of the 20..." January 16

  • After last night's locker room brouhaha, Chris Paul will probably never be cheered at Staples Center again

    Los Angeles Times "For most of the game they played hard but nice, two former teammates trying to act like this was just another game. Then, in the final minutes of the Monday homecoming of former Clippers star Chris Paul, the elephant in the room roared. In an on-court confrontation that later spilled into a..." January 16

  • Warriors Complain Of Cold Showers In Cavs’ Visiting Locker Room After Win

    NESN "The Cleveland Cavaliers might be in hot water after their latest loss. The Golden State Warriors are not — in more ways than one. After defeating the Cavs 118-108 at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night, several Warriors players complained about the lack of hot water in the visiting locker..." January 16

  • Kevin Durant says Isaiah Thomas deserves some time to get back into top form

    Cavaliers Nation "When the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Isaiah Thomas in their offseason deal with the Boston Celtics, they knew it would be a while before the crafty ball-handler would be well enough to play, as he was still recovering from the hip injury he sustained in last season’s Eastern Conference playoffs...." January 16

  • Nikola Mirotic says recent trade speculation has been a motivating factor

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bulls have been playing well of late and that is in large part due to the presence of Nikola Mirotic. However, the talented forward still wants out of the Windy City despite the team’s resurgence. Rather than be distracted by all the trade talk, ESPN’s Nick Friedell reports that..." January 16

  • A Report Indicates The Cavaliers Will ‘Definitely’ Make A Move Before The NBA’s Trade Deadline

    Dime Magazine "The Cleveland Cavaliers are not a finished product yet. There are a few reasons for this that involve the makeup of their current roster, whether it be the players who would be in their rotation but are not due to injuries, or whether it be because a guy like Isaiah Thomas is working to get into..." January 16

  • NBA To Investigate Rockets/Clippers Incident

    Hoops Rumors "Chris Paul‘s return to Los Angeles took an unexpected turn on Monday night after the Clippers beat the Rockets in a testy contest that featured multiple ejections. As ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski details, tensions boiled over after game, with a handful of Rockets players looking to confront Austin..." January 16

  • Multiple Cavs acknowledge growing discontent, concern about current state of team

    ESPN "Following the Cleveland Cavaliers' 118-108 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, multiple players acknowledged growing discontent and a strong sense of concern that unlike past seasons, the team does not have the capability to fix its problems and get back on a championship..." January 16

  • Enes Kanter rejects Jeff Hornacek's explanation for gluing him to Knicks bench

    New York Daily News "Enes Kanter is still perplexed by his erratic playing time and rejected Jeff Hornacek's reason for gluing him to the bench during Monday's victory over the Nets. "I guess coach said I played a lot of minutes (the day before), so he thought that I was tired. But I was pretty good, and I didn't..." January 16

  • Could Kemba Walker team up with Andre Drummond on the Pistons?

    Hoops Hype "As the Detroit Pistons faced the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, we saw Kemba Walker and Andre Drummond on the floor together. But could we eventually see these two teams complete a trade that has Walker and Drummond teaming up for Detroit? Tim Bontemps was one of the first to popularize rumors..." January 16

  • Police called after Harden, CP3 others storm Clippers locker room to confront Blake Griffin, Austin Rivers

    New York Daily News "The bad blood between these two teams is no longer restricted to the basketball court. Police were called to diffuse a situation after several Rockets players stormed the Clippers locker room to confront Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers, according to multiple reports. James Harden, Chris..." January 16

  • Pau Gasol reveals he has been playing through an injury

    247 Sports "While the San Antonio Spurs have been extremely cautious with how they have handled Kawhi Leonard's return to the lineup, another key veteran on their roster revealed on Monday that he has been playing through an injury of his own. According to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, Spurs..." January 16

  • Mike D'Antoni accuses Blake Griffin of intentional contact

    ESPN "Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni accused LA Clippers star forward Blake Griffin of intentionally making contact with him moments before the heated confrontation that led to double technical fouls. The confrontation occurred in front of Houston's bench with 3:34 remaining in the Clippers'..." January 16

  • Kings to sit two veterans every game for remainder of season

    Sporting News "The Kings are locked in a competitive race this season... for the worst record in the NBA, and they are taking it very seriously. Coach Dave Joerger said after Monday's 95-88 loss to the Thunder that he will sit two veterans every game for the rest of the season, effectively weakening a team..." January 16

  • Carmelo Anthony After Russell Westbrook's Ejection: "I'm Done With The Refs"

    Deadspin "Russell Westbrook got ejected from Monday’s Kings-Thunder game with just one very sudden traveling call. With under three minutes to go in the game, Westbrook drove and thought he got fouled. He went down holding his face, but only drew the traveling violation from referee Matt Boland. When..." January 16

  • Brett Brown says he’s never experienced anything like Markelle Fultz saga

    Clutch Points "Well, how do you even begin to describe this situation the Philadelphia 76ers are facing? The issue with Markelle Fultz and his shoulder is indeed a saga – a strange one for the Sixers, we might add. Let’s have a quick summary in case you aren’t caught up: Fultz, the Sixers’ number one pick in..." January 16

  • D’Angelo Russell doesn’t need to get in the game to have impact

    New York Post "For the first time in more than two months, D’Angelo Russell had an impact on a game — albeit it wasn’t how the Nets had hoped — picking up a technical foul from the bench in a 119-104 loss to the Knicks. Russell didn’t play Monday at Barclays Center, despite a report claiming he would. He did..." January 16

  • LaVar Ball Slammed By Anonymous NBA Executives

    NESN "The growing tension between LaVar Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers may have reached a boiling point. Ball’s antics have become a dark cloud looming over the Lakers as they have dropped nine of their last 13 games. One Eastern Conference executive believes that Lavar’s mouth is chewing off more..." January 16

  • Bucks forward Jabari Parker hopes to return within two weeks before All-Star game

    NBA.com "Already trying to take a step up the Eastern Conference ladder, the Milwaukee Bucks may soon get a boost from a much-missed member of their frontcourt. Jabari Parker, who has been out since Feb. 8, 2017, with a torn ACL, told Scott Grodsky CBS 58 (Milwaukee) on Monday that he hopes to make his..." January 16

  • Rockets to sign Markel Brown, release Brianté Weber

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets will sign Markel Brown, a guard with the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League, to a two-way contract, releasing guard Brianté Weber from his two-way deal with the Rockets and Rio Grande Valley Vipers, a person with knowledge of the move said. Brown, a 6-3 guard from Oklahoma State,..." January 16

  • Charles Barkley: Cavaliers will not make NBA Finals

    Larry Brown Sports "Looks like LeBron James will have his latest reason to be annoyed with Charles Barkley. Speaking on TNT prior to Monday’s Golden State Warriors-Cleveland Cavaliers game, Barkley predicted that the Cavaliers would not reach the NBA Finals this year. The Cavs and Warriors have met in the..." January 15

  • LaVar Ball Really Did Send Trump BBB Sneakers; Watch Him Struggling With Tape & Make Small Hands Joke

    Black Sports Online "LaVar Ball is one of a kind. After, LiAngelo came back home from China, Trump sent out a tweet saying that he got Gelo out of a long term prison sentence and called LaVar an ungrateful fool. After this interaction and the whole CNN interview, Ball said he sent 3 pairs of BBB’s, (red, white and..." January 15

  • Kyle Lowry and Ben Simmons ejected, reportedly have altercation in hallway

    Pro Basketball Talk "Philadelphia natives keep going after 76ers rookie Ben Simmons. First, it was Celtics forward Marcus Morris. Today, it was Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. Simmons and Lowry exchanged fouls in the third quarter Then, they were ejected late in Philadelphia’s 117-111 win over Toronto" January 15

  • Heat Guard Tyler Johnson Was Taken Off The Court In A Wheelchair With An Apparent Knee Injury

    Dime Magazine "The Heat are quietly one of the NBA’s hottest teams, having won seven in a row heading into their Monday afternoon game in Chicago against the Bulls. Miami’s streak has been spurred on by an incredibly balanced offensive attack, with eight players averaging in double figures. Unfortunately..." January 15

  • Teams Reluctant To Take On Salary In Trade Market

    Real GM Basketball "Many NBA executives are anticipating a dearth of activity around this year's trade deadline. Most teams are more interested in unloading salary than taking on players on long-term financial commitments. While the cap spiked dramatically over the past few seasons, most teams have already..." January 15

  • LeBron James says Cavaliers 'not ready for playoffs' ahead of Warriors game

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tonight's Cavaliers-Warriors rematch is indeed the first look for everyone at Isaiah Thomas in a Cleveland uniform against Golden State, but LeBron James said no one should look at this game as a true gauge of where his team will be come playoff time. "T isn't where he will be when playoff time..." January 15

  • Kawhi Leonard out against Atlanta Hawks

    NBA.com "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will miss today's matchup against the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced on Monday afternoon. Leonard returned to the floor on Friday after missing three straight games with a left shoulder strain." January 15

  • Draymond Green does not regret suspension in 2016 NBA Finals

    Clutch Points "The rivalry of the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers is probably one of the most iconic rivalries not just in basketball but in all of sports in the present. The two teams faced in the NBA Finals for three consecutive years — a feat that even the Celtics-Lakers rivalry back in..." January 15

  • Myles Turner to miss at least four more games with elbow injury

    Fox Sports Indiana "Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner’s left elbow injury will not require surgery, but he will be out a while longer, the team announced Monday. Turner’s injury, suffered Jan. 8 against Milwaukee, was diagnosed as a ligament sprain and muscle strain. He is wearing an elbow brace." January 15

  • Klay Thompson Is The NBA’s Most Dangerous Player In Transition

    Uproxx "Chris Paul is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Following a missed shot by Clint Capela — as well as some questionable decision-making by Ryan Anderson to pursue the offensive rebound — Paul finds himself as Houston’s only hope of stopping Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson in transition...." January 15

  • DeAndre Jordan misses game due to injury for first time in 10-year career

    Pro Basketball Talk "Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is in his 10th NBA season. He played 360 straight games before pneumonia knocked him out a couple years ago. He rested a few more games that season and another last season, but he played every Clippers games this season. Until Saturday. Jordan sat with a..." January 15

  • Report: Dennis Rodman likely to serve jail time after DUI arrest

    Larry Brown Sports "Dennis Rodman was arrested for driving while under the influence over the weekend, and the former NBA star could end up serving jail time if he’s convicted. TMZ reports that Rodman was on probation at the time of his arrest on Saturday. The probation stemmed from a hit-and-run in July 2016 when..." January 15

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15