• Report: Denver discussed trading Emmanuel Mudiay to Suns for Eric Bledsoe

    Clutch Points "The Denver Nuggets have had conversations with the Phoenix Suns, offering point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and other pieces for their own point man Eric Bledsoe, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders. The Nuggets seem to have committed to Jamal Murray running the point moving forward,..." October 23

  • Paul George comments on Karl-Anthony Towns' illegal screen that officials didn't call

    Give Me Sport "The Minnesota Timberwolves have improved their record on the season to 2-1 thanks to a win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night, but many people believe their second win of the campaign came in controversial fashion. With four seconds remaining on the clock, Carmelo Anthony had..." October 23

  • Eric Bledsoe sent home, unlikely to play for Suns again, per GM

    ESPN "Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe has likely played his final game for the team, general manager Ryan McDonough told reporters Monday. McDonough said he, interim coach Jay Triano and Bledsoe met Monday morning and that Bledsoe was sent home at the end of the discussion. He will not play in..." October 23

  • Marcin Gortat responds to LaVar Ball’s guarantee, says John Wall will ‘torture’ Lonzo

    Washington Post "With a win to open their four-game road trip on Monday in Denver, the Wizards would be going for their first 4-0 start since the 1978-79 season when they travel to play the Lakers on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Wednesday’s meeting will be Washington’s first with rookie Lonzo Ball, the No. 2 overall..." October 23

  • The Suns Are Reportedly Asking The Knicks For Frank Ntilikina In An Eric Bledsoe Trade

    Uproxx "The Phoenix Suns simply can’t stop tripping over their own shoelaces. Their opening week to the 2017-2018 season has been a disaster of Vesuvian proportions that started with a historic 48-point loss to the Trail Blazers and was book-ended by a semi-cryptic tweet from Eric Bledsoe hinting that..." October 23

  • Report: Knicks contact Suns about Bledsoe

    Amico Hoops "The New York Knicks are among the teams that have contacted the Phoenix Suns about available point guard Eric Bledsoe, according to Ian Begley of ESPN. Also, per Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Milwaukee Bucks have also expressed an interest. The Suns are said to be looking to trade..." October 23

  • Bucks reportedly interested in trading for Eric Bledsoe

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks could be upgrading Giannis Antetokounmpo’s supporting cast. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Monday that the Bucks have expressed interest in trading for Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe. A Bledsoe trade appears imminent just one day after the Suns fired head..." October 23

  • Breaking: Stephen Curry to be fined $50K for mouthpiece incident, won’t face suspension

    Clutch Points "Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will be fined $50,000 for tossing his mouthpiece at referee Scott Wall on the dying seconds of the Saturday’s 10-point loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, according to USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick. Curry will not face a suspension, but his teammate Andre..." October 23

  • Dwyane Wade asks to come off bench for Cavaliers

    Sporting News "Veteran guard Dwyane Wade has asked Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue to use him off the bench, clearing the way for J.R. Smith to return to the defending Eastern Conference champions' starting lineup, according to multiple reports. "He thought it was best for the team and for him to come off the..." October 23

  • Eric Bledsoe Told The Suns His ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Here’ Tweet Was About A Hair Salon

    Dime Magazine "Eric Bledsoe was sent home from the Suns facility on Monday and he will not be coming back as a member of the team. This decision came after the two sides met about a tweet sent out on Sunday stated simply, “I don’t wanna be here.” Shortly after that tweet, Suns coach Earl Watson was fired, as..." October 23

  • Suns Trying To Trade Eric Bledose

    Hoops Rumors "12:49pm: The Knicks are among the teams that have contacted the Suns about a Bledsoe deal, tweets ESPN’s Ian Begley. 12:34pm: The Suns are involved in trade talks with several teams regarding Bledsoe, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Teams know Bledsoe is available and something should happen..." October 23

  • Eric Bledsoe Met With Suns About Potential Trade Before Season

    Real GM Basketball "Eric Bledsoe met with the Phoenix Suns about a potential trade before the start of the season. Bledsoe was the subject of trade rumors over the offseason, particularly involving Kyrie Irving." October 23

  • Warriors, Steph Curry waiting to hear from NBA on possible punishment

    San Jose Mercury News "Just like he would in any morning shootaround, Steph Curry moved around the court and lofted 3-pointers into the basket. Just like he would in any shootaround, the Warriors’ guard showed off his marksmanship this time by hitting a 3-point shot, while recording it from the bench on his phone. In..." October 23

  • Steve Kerr Mocks Potential Stephen Curry Suspension

    SLAM Online "Stephen Curry was booted out of Saturday night’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, after screaming at referee Scott Wall and throwing his mouthpiece in disgust. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr attempted to make light of Curry’s outburst, and a potential suspension from the..." October 23

  • Zach LaVine hopeful to be cleared for contact 'soon'

    Chicago Tribune "Addressing reporters for the first time since Media Day on Sept. 25, an upbeat Zach LaVine said he plans to be cleared for contact "soon" and remains on track with his left ACL rehab. "It all depends on them. I’m pushing them as hard as I can, but at the end of the day we still gotta be..." October 23

  • Phoenix Suns name Jay Triano interim head coach

    ABC 15 "The Phoenix Suns have reportedly parted ways with head coach Earl Watson just three games into the 2017-18 NBA season. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Suns will name associate head coach Jay Triano to replace Watson as the team's interim head coach. Here are three things you should..." October 23

  • Chris Paul's injury forces Rockets to re-evaluate plan with James Harden

    ESPN "The heavy burden on James Harden's shoulders, a major factor in the MVP runner-up's miserable finish during last season’s Western Conference semifinals, had been eased as far as the Rockets' front office was concerned. No longer would Harden feel the pressure to create possession after..." October 23

  • John Wall warns Lonzo Ball about being targeted by other players

    The Sports Daily "It took only one game for Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball to get called out by another NBA player. Ball, playing in his first career NBA game, got shut down by Patrick Beverley on Thursday, who held him to just three points on a one-of-six shooting performance. Beverley had plenty to say about..." October 22

  • Deandre Jordan appears to recruit Eric Bledsoe back to Clippers

    Larry Brown Sports "DeAndre Jordan sent a tweet on Sunday that appears to be him recruiting Eric Bledsoe back to the Clippers. Sunday was a whirlwind of a day for the Suns, who are off to an 0-3 start on the season. Their head coach was reportedly fired. Their best player raised suspicion with a cryptic..." October 22

  • Mark Cuban 'I'll Take On Trump as a Republican If I Run for Prez in 2020'

    TMZ "Mark Cuban will challenge Donald Trump in the primaries ... IF he decides to run for President in 2020. Cuban was profiled on the Fox News Channel show "OBJECTified" Sunday night, and he declared which party he'd choose if he were to run ... he says it'd be Republican. The Mavericks owner..." October 22

  • Clippers say Milos Teodosic out indefinitely with plantar fascia injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "The LA Clippers needed everything to go right for them injury-wise to be able to survive losing Chris Paul the same year many teams in the Western Conference got much stronger. Sunday’s news that rookie Milos Teodosic is out indefinitely with a left plantar fascia injury won’t help the confidence..." October 22

  • Sorry, Trail Blazers fans, Giannis' late steal on C.J. McCollum was not a foul

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks came up with a big win Saturday night over the Portland Trail Blazers, and it was nearly all thanks to their budding superstar, Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak dropped a career-high 44 points and also finished with eight rebounds, four assists, and two steals. One of..." October 22

  • Suns Fire Earl Watson

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns have fired head coach Earl Watson, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). After a 2016/17 season in which no head coaches were fired, Watson’s dismissal comes just three games into the 2017/18 regular season. While Watson didn’t get much of a leash to start the year, it’s..." October 22

  • Steph Curry may face suspension for throwing mouthpiece at ref

    Larry Brown Sports "Steph Curry and Kevin Durant completed the rare double-double in Golden State’s game on Saturday night. The two former MVPs were ejected during the Warriors’ 111-102 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Curry was tossed after angrily throwing his mouthpiece at an official because he was upset that a..." October 22

  • Suns' Eric Bledsoe Tweets 'I Dont Wanna Be Here'

    SI "Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe tweeted "I Dont wanna be here" on Sunday afternoon. There was no follow-up tweet to specify where he meant by "here" but the Suns are 0–3 on the season. Bledsoe is averaging 15.7 points, 3.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds through the first three games of the season. He..." October 22

  • Heat coach Erik Spoelstra thinks shortened preseason contributing to more injuries

    Miami Herald "It started with Gordon Hayward’s ugly ankle injury on the first night of the season. Then other notable NBA players like Chris Paul (knee), Jeremy Lin (knee) and Myles Turner (concussion) have gone down since. The injury bug hasn’t spared the Heat either with Rodney McGruder out for at least..." October 22

  • Raptors waive forward McDaniels

    TSN "The Toronto Raptors have waived forward K.J. McDaniels. The 24-year-old was inactive for the Raptors' first two games of the season but played in three preseason games with the team, finishing with six points and five rebounds. McDaniels was drafted in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft..." October 22

  • Kyrie Irving Fined $25,000 for Yelling 'Suck My D--k' at 76ers Fan

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has reportedly been fined $25,000 for yelling "suck my d--k" at a Philadelphia fan who asked him "Where's LeBron?" after the Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night, according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. On Saturday, Irving said..." October 22

  • Derrick Rose's ankle injury a reminder why health is a concern for Cavs this season

    CBS Sports "After their offseason acquisitions, much was made of the Cleveland Cavaliers' improved depth this season. However, while they do have a deeper roster, they're relying on a number of players with shaky injury histories to keep it that way. Derrick Rose, of course, has missed a staggering 262..." October 22

  • Wade says he still uncertain on what role is with Cavs

    ESPN "Three games into his Cleveland Cavaliers career, three-time champion Dwyane Wade admitted he is searching for his role with his new team following the Cavs' 114-93 loss to the Orlando Magic on Saturday. "I'm trying to find it, man," Wade said after scoring five points on 2-for-8 shooting..." October 22

  • Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors ejected

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors superstars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were ejected late in Saturday night's 111-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. With under a minute to go and his team trailing considerably for most of the contest, Curry drove in for a layup. The former MVP took some contact, but..." October 22

  • With contract extension eligibility looming, Kristaps Porzingis still waiting to see Knicks changes

    New York Daily News "When Kristaps Porzingis was about 13 years old, his brother asked about his motivation for playing basketball. “I want to make money,” Porzingis responded. The older brother, Janis, who is always grooming and preparing Porzingis for stardom, jumped to the inevitable next step. “He said,..." October 21

  • Monroe's foul on Rose upgraded to Flagrant 1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard Derrick Rose was upset following Friday night's 116-97 win against the Milwaukee Bucks, believing a hard hit he took early in the fourth quarter should have been ruled a flagrant foul. Turns out, Rose was correct. On Saturday, following an NBA review,..." October 21

  • Irving on If He Regrets Profane Comments Towards Fan: 'Hell No'

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving has no regrets about making a profane comment to a fan who taunted him coming out of the tunnel during the Boston Celtics' 102-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. When asked by a reporter during a Celtics practice whether he regrets the incident, Irving said, "hell..." October 21

  • New Orleans Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins fined $25,000

    NBA.com "New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language towards a fan, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 0:50 remaining in the 4th quarter of the Pelicans’..." October 21

  • Jameer Nelson, Pelicans Reportedly Agree to 1-Year Contract

    Bleacher Report "The New Orleans Pelicans reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent guard Jameer Nelson on Saturday, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. The Denver Nuggets waived the 35-year-old Nelson on Thursday after they signed veteran forward Richard Jefferson. " October 21

  • Elfrid Payton could miss several games with 'mild to moderate' hamstring strain

    Number Fire "Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton has a "mild to moderate strain" of his left hamstring, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. What It Means: This isn't all that surprising given the nature of Payton's injury and the movement involved in the day-to-day of professional..." October 21

  • Kobe gives thoughts on LaVar's Big Baller Brand: 'I'm all for doing things differently'

    CBS Sports "Whether he's ready or not, Lonzo Ball has become the face of the Los Angeles Lakers franchise, a position that Kobe Bryant left open when he retired after the 2015-16 season. Unlike Kobe, however, Lonzo comes as a package deal with his outspoken father, LaVar, whose controversial statements have..." October 21

  • Kyrie Irving tells fan to 'suck my d—' after LeBron James heckle

    Sporting News "Kyrie Irving stole the offseason when he demanded a trade from the Cavs, essentially saying he wanted to step out of the shadow of LeBron James. So, naturally, fans are going to be on him all season long about it, and it apparently happened Friday night after Boston's win over the 76ers. A..." October 21

  • LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Always Have Bad Rap 'Because I'm Talking About Him'

    Bleacher Report "LaVar Ball acknowledged Friday that his outspokenness impacts public perception of his son—Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball. In an interview with ESPN (h/t John Chick of theScore), the elder Ball said, "[Lonzo's] always gonna have a bad rap. You know why? Because I'm..." October 21

  • Kevin Durant would ‘love’ to make All-Defensive Team

    Larry Brown Sports "There is some evidence that the Golden State Warriors have made Kevin Durant even better, particularly defensively. Durant registered a career-high seven blocks on Friday against the New Orleans Pelicans, and admitted after the game that being considered for the All-Defensive Team is something..." October 21

  • Gabrielle Union Latest NBA Wife to (Maybe) Reveal Husband's Sexual Interests

    The Big Lead "Gabrielle Union appeared on Sway’s radio show this week. During the interview she talked about sexual “reciprocity.” This of course led to someone bringing up what Troy Barnes might call “butt stuff.” Union then said that more men like that than would ever admit it. At no point did she..." October 21

  • Michelle Beadle Called LaVar Ball A ‘Clown’ And ‘Garbage’ In An Epic ‘SportsNation’ Rant

    Uproxx "Michelle Beadle is sick of LaVar Ball and more than a bit upset at her own network facilitating the Big Baller Brand’s incessant ranting. The SportsNation host went off during a segment about Lonzo Ball’s disappointing NBA debut, telling his father to “go away” after he bombastically insisted..." October 21

  • Rose says Monroe deserved flagrant for foul that hurt ankle

    ESPN "-- Derrick Rose left the Cleveland Cavaliers' 116-97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday with a sprained left ankle stemming from a hit by Bucks center Greg Monroe that the former MVP said should have been called a flagrant foul. "I think I'm the only person in the league that's not getting..." October 21

  • Wall: 'I think I'm the best shot-blocking point guard in NBA history'

    CBS Sports "John Wall is lightning quick, knows how to run an offense, is an incredible passer, and he's not too shabby at shot blocking either. The blocks stat is not reserved for bigs or defensive minded wings. Wall believes he's a great shot blocker. So great that he considers himself the greatest..." October 21

  • Lue: Rose sprained ankle 'it doesn't look good'

    Bleacher Report "In a refrain that's become all too common over the past five years, Derrick Rose is hurt once again. Per Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue announced Rose suffered a sprained ankle during Friday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks and is unlikely to play tomorrow against the..." October 21

  • Reggie Jackson throws shade at Andre Drummond after game versus Wizards

    Clutch Points "There seems to be some trouble brewing in the Motor City. After putting up a gallant stand albeit losing to the Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson is now throwing shade at teammate Andre Drummond. Speaking to reporters inside the locker room, Jackson noted how the..." October 21

  • Pacers owner wants to extend lease, ensure team remains in Indiana

    Indianapolis Star "They’re coming for our NBA team. They’re calling Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon, those billionaires from other cities, wanting to pry the most valuable asset from his $2.8 billion portfolio — but Simon tells everyone the same thing, and quickly gets off the phone: The Pacers are staying in..." October 21

  • Mavericks' Harris taking indefinite leave after brother's death

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team after the tragic death of his brother Bruce on Thursday, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reports. Head coach Rick Carlisle said the veteran guard can take as long as he needs away from the team. Bruce Harris,..." October 21

  • National anthem singer takes knee at Nets game

    CBS Sports "During the national anthem at the Nets game, the singer who was performing took a knee at the end. According to the Associated Press, the crowd reaction was a mix of boos and cheers at the response. The NBA recently put out a memo to teams reminding them that there is a rule for players and..." October 21