• Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green Suspended 2 Games for Actions vs. Clippers

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has suspended Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza and guard Gerald Green two games apiece after they entered the Los Angeles Clippers' locker room following Monday's 113-102 defeat to Los Angeles at Staples Center. The league opted against punishing James Harden and Chris Paul, who..." January 17

  • Pelicans' Gentry: Celtics have to give us Patriots if they want Davis

    Boston Herald "The Celtics and Pelicans have yet to engage in any discussions regarding a trade for Anthony Davis, but, in a Herald exclusive, New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry set the price for a potential transaction between the clubs. “I know there’s been rumors about Boston trying to trade for him or..." January 17

  • LeBron: This season harder than the rest

    ESPN "With his team mired in a four-game losing streak that has extended the Cleveland Cavaliers' rut to a 3-9 record since Dec. 19, LeBron James acknowledged his 15th season in the NBA has been harder than the ones that preceded it. "It's been very challenging," James said after practice Wednesday...." January 17

  • Pelicans receive $2.75M disabled player exception

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have been awarded a $2.75 million disabled player exception for Alexis Ajinca. Ajinca underwent surgery in December on his right knee and is likely out for the season." January 17

  • Tarik Black was Rocket who knocked on Clippers’ door

    Larry Brown Sports "The story of the Los Angeles Clippers-Houston Rockets postgame scuffle apparently involved a case of mistaken identity. Initially, one of the most amusing portions of the story of the locker room confrontation was that, allegedly, Rockets center Clint Capela had knocked on the Clippers’ locker..." January 17

  • Evan Fournier says he ignores trade rumors and has not asked for trade

    Orlando Sentinel "Orlando Magic swingman Evan Fournier has played in the NBA long enough to know his name will pop up in rumors until the league’s trade deadline expires on Feb. 8. So Fournier has a policy this time of year: He attempts to ignore trade rumors. “I’m not going to think about what’s going to..." January 17

  • Dennis Rodman Enters Rehab After DUI Arrest

    TMZ "Dennis Rodman has checked into rehab ... again ... in the wake of a drunk driving arrest, his rep confirms. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Rodman was busted in Newport Beach, CA over the weekend -- after cops say he was swerving all over the road and blasting loud music while intoxicated...." January 17

  • Raptors, OVO donate combined $3M to Canada Basketball, community hoops

    NBA.com "Following the unveiling of the team’s new OVO-edition uniforms on Friday, the Toronto Raptors and Drake announced plans to grow their partnership so that it gives back to the city and the game of basketball while continuing to deliver an elevated experience for fans. Drake and Raptors president..." January 17

  • 1 of Dwight Howard’s 5 Baby Mamas Files For Full Custody To Get Bigger Child Support Checks

    Total Pro Sports "For a guy who has been in the league since he came straight out of high school, Dwight Howard made his mark in the league that hecan produce on and off the court. That production off the court has gifted him five kids with five different women. Unlike many men around the country, he actually..." January 17

  • Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely with right quadriceps tendinopathy

    Clutch Points "Through the first half of the 2017-18 NBA season, the San Antonio Spurs are currently 29-16 and they have played most of these games without Kawhi Leonard. In only nine appearances, Leonard is averaging 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 23.3 minutes. As the 26-year-old was looking..." January 17

  • Jimmy Butler okay with last loss, “We need to humble our damn selves”

    ESPN "It's not often that you can find a positive after losing to one of the worst teams in the league. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler did. "We need to humble our damn selves," Butler told reporters after the Timberwolves fell to the Orlando Magic 108-102 on Tuesday night. "I'm glad we..." January 17

  • Report: “No truth” to rumors of Anthony Davis to Boston links

    Pro Basketball Talk "Think about it this way: If you are Dell Demps, the GM of the New Orleans Pelicans (one of the smallest market teams in the NBA), and you have a top-five player in Anthony Davis who can be a franchise cornerstone to build a contender around, would you even consider trading him? No. Especially..." January 17

  • Exec: Number Of Big Men In NBA Could Be Cut In Half By 2020

    Real GM Basketball "In an analytical piece about how the Golden State Warriors are using Jordan Bell as a small ball center, Jonathan Tjarks relays an anecdote about how the number of traditional bigs in the NBA will continue to decline. "There’s a positive feedback loop happening with small ball: The more teams..." January 17

  • Derrick Rose thinks he'll play for the Cavaliers Thursday against Orlando Magic

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Derrick Rose said he thinks he's "a go" to play for the Cavaliers Thursday against the Orlando Magic in what would be his first game since Nov. 7. Rose and Iman Shumpert practiced and participated in a scrimmage, coach Tyronn Lue said, but Lue didn't know if either player would be..." January 17

  • Magic guard Arron Afflalo throws punch at Timberwolves forward, both get ejected

    New York Daily News "A Tuesday night basketball game between the Magic and Timberwolves quickly turned into fight night. Magic guard Arron Afflalo and Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica got into a fight in the second quarter and were ejected from Tuesday's game. The two players shoved one another, before..." January 17

  • Jazz center Rudy Gobert returns to non-contact portions of practice

    Deseret News "After a lengthy, three-hour practice Sunday morning, all eyes were glued to two big men on the main court at Zions Bank Basketball Center. Utah’s injured All-NBA center Rudy Gobert is still out with a knee injury, but returned to non-contact portions of practice where he appeared lively, agile..." January 17

  • Matt Barnes Calls Austin Rivers Arrogant, Says NBA Referees Are 'Terrible

    Bleacher Report "Retired NBA forward Matt Barnes sounded off Tuesday on a number of different subjects, including former Los Angeles Clippers teammate Austin Rivers and NBA officiating. Appearing on Mad Dog Sports Radio, Barnes was less than complimentary of Rivers "Austin kinda rubs people the wrong way,"..." January 17

  • Paul Pierce Explains Why He Told Danny Ainge To Call Off Isaiah Thomas Tribute

    NESN "Paul Pierce wants to set the record straight. The Boston Celtics legend said earlier this month he’d rather the team not honor Isaiah Thomas with a tribute video on Feb. 11, the same day of his jersey retirement ceremony. On Tuesday, Pierce revealed he made that request directly to Celtics..." January 17

  • Draymond, Iguodala out for Warriors' game vs Bulls

    NBC Sports Bay Area "When the Warriors take the floor on Wednesday night in Chicago, they will be without two key players. Draymond Green (right shoulder soreness) and Andre Iguodala (left calf contusion) are out. Draymond missed five of six games in mid-December due to the shoulder, but has appeared in 14..." January 17

  • Isaiah Thomas Revealed He Can Only Get In Shape During Games Because The Cavs Don’t Practice

    Dime Magazine "Isaiah Thomas knows he’s not quite back yet. Sure, he’s back in that he’s made his debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers, marking the first time he has taken the floor this season. But physically, Thomas acknowledges that part of his issue stems from the fact that he’s still working to get into game..." January 17

  • Robin Lopez, Justin Holiday Could Be Dealt By Bulls

    Real GM Basketball "Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday could be moved by the Chicago Bulls by the trade deadline. Lopez is signed through the 18-19 season. Lopez signed a four-year, $54 million deal with the Knicks in 2015." January 17

  • Rockets plan for James Harden to return Thursday against Wolves

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets plan for star guard James Harden to return from a hamstring strain Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, barring any setbacks during Wednesday's practice, league sources told ESPN. Harden, who has missed the past seven games, is officially listed as questionable for..." January 17

  • Walton has young Lakers focusing on present and not thinking of future

    Los Angeles Times "About half a mile from where the Lakers slept in Memphis is Earnestine & Hazel’s, a bar and grill full of cigarette smoke, beer, flat-top hamburgers and a haunted jukebox plugged into the beaten-up wall. Legend has it the machine can read the mood of the room, playing the perfect song for a..." January 17

  • Jonathan Isaac in sermon: I invited my Magic teammates to hear me preach, but none came

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jonathan Isaac hasn’t played in a few weeks due an ankle injury. But the Magic rookie hasn’t stayed out of the spotlight. He delivered a sermon Sunday at his church, which put the speech online. In the talk, he mentioned his teammates. Isaac: I invited my teammates. Right? I invited my..." January 17

  • Bulls Gauging Interest In Jerian Grant

    Hoops Rumors "While Nikola Mirotic has been the subject of most recent trade rumors out of Chicago, he’s not the only player on the roster who could be on the move before the deadline. According to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune, who cites one team executive from each conference, the Bulls have gauged..." January 17

  • Mark Cuban says Dallas Mavericks to accept Bitcoin next season

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Mavericks could become the first U.S. sports team to accept Bitcoin as payment for tickets. Mark Cuban said fans will be able to use the cryptocurrency next season in a response to a question on Twitter on Monday. Cuban told the Star-Telegram that “it will happen.” He told..." January 17

  • Cavs looking to add size, could consider Jazz forward Derrick Favors

    Cavaliers Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to add help before the deadline after struggling through some dips and valleys throughout the season. While prior rumors had L.A. Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan as a top target, the Cavs are unlikely to be willing to shed their first-round Brooklyn Nets pick..." January 17

  • Looks Like Ray Allen Will Be Invited To 2008 Celtics’ Reunion Party, After All

    NESN "Consider the hatched buried. The Boston Celtics’ 2008 championship team has been planning a 10-year reunion celebration for quite some time, and up until Tuesday, the expectation was that Ray Allen wasn’t invited. But according to Rajon Rondo, the apparent tension between Allen and his..." January 17

  • What a Knicks sell-off would look like after Hornacek clue

    New York Post "As the Knicks head west to finish up what’s billed as a make-or-break, seven-game road trip, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek warned the media to slow its roll. Perhaps Hornacek’s statement should have been uttered by the new Knicks regime. Hornacek said a mouthful after the Knicks started their trip..." January 17

  • 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