• Lakers become first team in NBA history to win a game despite shooting under 20 percent from free throw line

    Clutch Points "If someone told you that the Los Angeles Lakers shot below 20 percent from the free throw line and still beat the Indiana Pacers by double digits, you’d probably think that person was insane. About 99 percent of the time, no one would blame you for having such a reaction. However, tonight was..." January 20

  • Andrew Bogut Receiving Interest From Multiple Playoff Teams

    Real GM Basketball "Andrew Bogut is receiving interest from multiple playoff teams. Bogut is expected to sign with a team following the Feb. 8th trade deadline." January 20

  • Rodney Hood Could Be On The Move Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "There’s growing belief around the NBA that the Jazz could move swingman Rodney Hood before the trade deadline, Marc Stein of the New York Times reports. The scribe adds that several teams have already expressed interest. Hood, the 25-year-old guard initially expected to shoulder more of Utah’s..." January 20

  • Cavs interested in Lou Williams, have offered J.R. Smith, Thompson

    CBS Sports "The Cavaliers are struggling this season and the front office apparently thinks it's more than just their usual January swoon. They've been linked in trade rumors involving the Kings' George Hill and the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan already. Now, they've been linked to another guard and one that can..." January 19

  • Porzingis: 'Players know' I deserve to be an All-Star starter

    New York Daily News "It’s safe to say Kristaps Porzingis feels the fans and media were wrong for not voting him as an All-Star starter. “Players know,” he said. “That’s all I’m going to say.” Porzingis beat out Joel Embiid in the players voting (which represents 25 percent of the final tally) but finished one..." January 19

  • Cavs ‘Expressing Interest’ in George Hill

    SLAM Online "In a potential win-now move, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly targeting Kings guard George Hill before the February 8 trade deadline. According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, Cleveland is “expressing interest” in a trade for the 31-year-old veteran. In an effort to bolster their..." January 19

  • Stan Van Gundy backs off feud with ESPN ahead of televised Pistons game

    Detroit News "Stan Van Gundy can put away the picket signs and posters. He won’t be boycotting — at least for now. Van Gundy on Thursday changed course on his stance about ESPN from comments he made two weeks ago, when he expressed anger at an ESPN for a story aired about LaVar Ball criticizing Lakers..." January 19

  • Rockets' Trevor Ariza accepts responsibility for ban: 'It is what is is'

    ESPN "Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza accepted responsibility for his actions that led to a two-game suspension, but he declined to discuss whether he hashed out his issues with LA Clippers guard Austin Rivers. Ariza and teammate Gerald Green were suspended two games after a league investigation..." January 19

  • An ESPN Reporter Believes LeBron James Doesn’t Trust The Cavaliers After They Traded Kyrie Irving

    Dime Magazine "As you may have heard, Kyrie Irving played for the Cleveland Cavaliers for the first six seasons of his NBA career before getting traded to the Boston Celtics this past summer. While the trade occurred because of Irving’s desire to be a team’s No. 1 option, it apparently happened at the behest of..." January 19

  • Kemba Walker trade: Why dealing star may actually not be so easy for Hornets

    CBS Sports "Two seasons ago, the Charlotte Hornets won 48 games, took the Miami Heat to seven games in their first-round series and looked to be a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference. Now, after failing to make the playoffs in 2016-17, and this season looking like it will send them to the lottery..." January 19

  • Kemba: I'd be 'devastated' if Hornets traded me

    NBC Sports "Around this time last year, Kemba Walker‘s reputation peaked. The season prior, he led Charlotte to its first playoff-game wins since the franchise reemerged as the Bobcats. The Hornets were on pace to make the playoff again, which would have been their first back-to-back postseason appearances..." January 19

  • Steph Curry Wants Giannis on His All-Star Team

    The Sports Post "Yesterday, first-ever captains for the NBA All-Star game were announced. Of course, by now we know LeBron James and Steph Curry will lead their respective All-Star teams. But Curry already knows who he wants. And it’s for an extremely understandable reason. “I don’t know who the reserves are..." January 19

  • Hornets Have Tried To Trade Nicolas Batum, Dwight Howard, Marvin Williams, Kidd-Gilchrist

    Real GM Basketball "While the Charlotte Hornets are prepared to trade franchise cornerstone Kemba Walker, they previously made a number of other players available in trade talks. League sources say the Hornets have explored trades involving Nicolas Batum, Dwight Howard, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist,..." January 19

  • Pistons 'will look' at entering Kemba Walker sweepstakes

    Detroit Free Press "Kemba Walker would look great in a Detroit Pistons uniform. But is the Charlotte Hornets star point guard worth the price? A person with firsthand knowledge of the situation indicated the Pistons are indeed interested in Walker, who reportedly has been made available by the..." January 19

  • D’Angelo Russell set to return to Nets on Friday vs. Heat

    Newsday "If timing is everything, the timing couldn’t be better for D’Angelo Russell to rejoin the Nets’ lineup than against Miami on Friday night at Barclays Center. The Nets have lost six of their past seven games, but four of those losses were by six points or less, suggesting they need a little more..." January 19

  • Steve Clifford would be ‘shocked’ if Kemba Walker wanted out

    Clutch Points "In the midst of the news of a potential Kemba Walker trade, Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said a week prior to the reports that he would be “shocked” if his point guard wanted out. “I’d be shocked if he didn’t want to be here,” said Clifford, according to Chris Kroeger of..." January 19

  • Sources: Hornets open to trading PG Kemba Walker

    ESPN "Overloaded with bad contracts and untradable assets, the Charlotte Hornets have made All-Star point guard Kemba Walker available in trade discussions, league sources told ESPN. Charlotte has been encouraging teams to make offers and appears eager to discuss attaching Walker to a larger trade in..." January 19

  • As trade deadline approaches, Jazz likely to make roster moves

    Salt Lake Tribune "NBA players are usually adept at tuning out rumors. There’s a business side to playing in the league and they know it. Social media? Outside chatter? It usually doesn’t bother them. For the Jazz, it has been a little more difficult. With the NBA’s trade deadline three weeks away, Utah’s..." January 19

  • Jeff Hornacek isn't to blame for Knicks' struggles, but front office still may not keep him around

    New York Daily News "The Jerry Sloan in Jeff Hornacek surfaced late Wednesday night in Memphis when reporters offered a convenient alibi for an inexcusable loss, in this case a controversial technical foul in the closing seconds. The Knicks head coach refused to take the bait. “Meaningless,” Hornacek called it...." January 19

  • Solving Markelle Fultz's issues remains No. 1 concern for 76ers

    Boston Herald "Brett Brown had finished answering yet another round of questions about Markelle Fultz, and the issue was bound to be pushed into a more glaring light after The Trade. The 76ers gave the Celtics a future first-round pick to swap the third spot for the first last June. But whereas Jayson..." January 19

  • Rudy Gobert available to play against Knicks

    Fanrag Sports "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will be available to play in his team’s game against the New York Knicks on Friday evening, according to radio announcer David Locke. Gobert has been sidelined since last month with a sprained PCL in his left knee and a bone bruise in his left tibia. He originally..." January 19

  • Concussion will sideline Kris Dunn indefinitely after nasty fall

    Chicago Tribune "The initial optimism surrounding Kris Dunn’s status after his nasty fall in Wednesday’s loss to the Warriors faded with further testing Thursday. The Bulls’ guard indeed suffered a concussion and won’t travel Friday when the team leaves for a three-game trip beginning Saturday in Atlanta. In..." January 19

  • Joel Embiid fans bombard Rihanna after his All-Star nod

    Larry Brown Sports "NBA fans have good memories, and they are here to remind Rihanna of what she owes Joel Embiid. You may recall that when Embiid was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014, he says he was told by a famous woman to come back to her when he had achieved All-Star status in the NBA rather than..." January 19

  • Damian Lillard Is ‘Kind Of Expecting’ Another All-Star Game Snub

    SLAM Online "After being snubbed from the All-Star Game the past two years, Damian Lillard “kind of expects” to be snubbed once again this year. In a story by ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Lillard said that he’s tired of being “the fall guy.” “I’ve gotten frustrated just for the fact that it feels like I always..." January 19

  • Now an All-Star, Joel Embiid 'might have to pass' on Rihanna

    Sporting News "Joel Embiid tried to score a date with Rihanna prior to his rookie season but she allegedly told him to come back when he was an All-Star. Well, the 76ers center was voted an All-Star starter Thursday, so does he finally have a shot now? " January 19

  • Lakers To Sign Nigel Hayes To 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Lakers plan to sign forward Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The 23-year-old went undrafted out of Wisconsin last summer but did end up briefly catching on with the Knicks in training camp." January 19

  • How Donovan Mitchell snuck by Knicks to become steal of NBA Draft

    New York Post "The conversation occurred in the summer after the Jazz selected Westchester product Donovan Mitchell on draft night. Jazz top assistant Johnnie Bryant, who worked closely with Gordon Hayward, wasn’t surprised to hear Mitchell, the 13th pick, say he wanted to win a title, wanted to be an..." January 19

  • Enough with LeBron James' excuses for the Cavs, who just aren't very good right now

    CBS Sports "If you follow the NBA even loosely, you know the Cleveland Cavaliers pretty much stink right now. They've lost eight of their last 10, including four straight, and over that four-game skid they're a minus-81 with LeBron James on the court. If LeBron can't save you, you're really in trouble...." January 18

  • Gregg Popovich: 'NBA Fights Are the Silliest Things I've Ever Seen in My Life'

    Complex "Gregg Popovich is the clear constant of logical sense in the NBA. Speaking about the NBA's special brand of "come at me, bro!" non-fights, the San Antonio Spurs coach said. Popovich is obviously 100 percent correct on this matter. NBA players aren't going to fight one another—at least not for..." January 18

  • Magic’s Arron Afflalo suspended 2 games for hitting Nemanja Bjelica

    Clutch Points "The NBA has suspended Orlando Magic forward Arron Afflalo for two games without pay for striking Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica in the face during a Tuesday night matchup, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical." January 18

  • LeBron James wins overall All-Star fan vote

    Pro Basketball Talk "For the first time in a dozen years, a player has won the All-Star fan vote for consecutive years. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Dwight Howard and Kevin Garnett have all taken turns as leader since Yao Ming claimed the vote lead in 2005 and 2006. Apparently, LeBron will retain the..." January 18

  • Lamar Odom Knew Marriage To Khloe Kardashian Was Over 'When She Was With Her Second Or Third NBA Player'

    The Big Lead "Lamar Odom still has ex-wife Khloe Kardashian’s initials tattooed on his hand, but that doesn’t mean he thinks the couple will work things out. On an episode of the BET’s “Mancave” Odom explained that he knew the marriage was over when Kardashian had been with a few other NBA players. Here’s..." January 18

  • Rockets' James Harden will play limited minutes in Thursday return

    Houston Chronicle "The revolving door on Rockets' rotation turned again on Thursday, with guard James Harden returning after missing seven games with a strained hamstring, but Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green out with two-game suspensions for their roles in the post-game incident in Los Angeles on Monday. Harden..." January 18

  • LeBron wants to wait until Saturday to join 30,000-point club so his sons can be there

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If LeBron James gets to 40 points tonight, he might just stop there. The Cavaliers host the Orlando Magic, and James needs just 41 points to become the seventh player in NBA history and the league's youngest to score 30,000 points. James, 33, is happy the Cavs have home games tonight and..." January 18

  • LeBron James months away from deciding on free agency

    Cavaliers Nation "Cleveland Cavaliers fans would love it if LeBron James stayed with the franchise after this year. Some in the NBA, though, have decided that his departure from Cleveland is a foregone conclusion. James is consistently linked to the Los Angeles Lakers, and many believe he will end up choosing..." January 18

  • Why can’t the Lakers win without Lonzo Ball, and will they ever?

    L.A. Daily News "The Lakers are at their most consistent without Lonzo Ball. Eight games, eight losses. So, can it really be that simple? That despite all of the distractions that come with the 20-year-old point guard’s family, despite his screwy and often ineffectual jump shot, the Lakers need Ball to..." January 18

  • LeBron unseats Curry for No. 1 in jersey sales in China

    247 Sports "Step over Stephen Curry, there's a new king in China. Despite Curry's influence over China with his Under Armour brand and annual trips to the big country, the two-time MVP isn't No. 1 in jersey sales in the East Asian Country, it's none other than LeBron James, says Don McCormack of Amico..." January 18

  • Blazers don’t want to trade Damian Lillard or C.J. McCollum

    Clutch Points "There’s no shortage of firepower in the Western Conference, and it’s no secret that the Portland Trail Blazers, despite having good talent on their roster, are still playing catch-up to half of the conference. The Blazers have been to the playoffs in each of the last four years, but couldn’t..." January 18

  • Bucks interested in DeAndre Jordan but aren't front-runners

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Clippers may consider moving DeAndre Jordan before the deadline, and the Milwaukee Bucks would like to make Wisconsin his new home. However, Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times notes the Bucks are “keenly interested” but currently not the front-runner for Jordan. That..." January 18

  • Report: LaVar Ball files trademarks for ‘Junior Basketball Association’

    Larry Brown Sports "LaVar Ball said recently that he is planning to launch his own basketball league that will provide players with an alternative to playing collegiately, and his actions thus far indicate he is serious about the new venture. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Ball’s company Big Baller Brand..." January 18

  • Wesley Matthews, Nerlens Noel could be trade candidates for Cavs

    Hoops Hype "Dallas Mavericks wing Wesley Matthews and big man Nerlens Noel are upcoming unrestricted free agents who may get traded before the Feb. 8 deadline. As the Dunc’d On NBA Podcast noted, both players could fit with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Matthews, 31, would be an interesting shooting addition to..." January 18

  • Rivers: Maybe I got a chance because Doc is my dad, but I know my swagger keeps me from succumbing to negativity

    Pro Basketball Talk "Austin Rivers was the No. 10 pick out of Duke in 2012, and he struggled mightily his first few years in the NBA. His gaffes are so jolting, his teammates mock them. Yet, Rivers still carries himself as if he’s a star. Chris Paul reportedly despised Doc Rivers over the Clippers coach’s..." January 18

  • Kings Shut Down First-round Pick Harry Giles for Entire 2017-18 Season

    NBC Bay Area "The mystery of Harry Giles has been solved. The Sacramento Kings officially made their decision known Thursday morning that they will redshirt the talented rookie out of Duke University, sitting him out the remaining 38 games of the season. It's probably been the plan all along. Sacramento..." January 18

  • Pelicans planning maximum extension for DeMarcus Cousins

    Clutch Points "The New Orleans Pelicans are planning to offer their center DeMarcus Cousins a five-year maximum offer for an estimated $175 million, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. While his counterpart and partner in crime Anthony Davis is denying trade rumors, it didn’t take long for the team..." January 18

  • Danilo Gallinari on departure from Denver Nuggets: “It was not a bad breakup”

    Denver Post "Wearing a gray designer suit, Danilo Gallinari stopped in front of the Nuggets’ locker room at Staples Center and wrapped head of team security Bobby Simmons in a pseudo headlock. The playful greeting illustrated six years of relationships that cannot be broken by a summer sign-and-trade...." January 18

  • 76ers center Joel Embiid hoping to soon play back-to-backs

    Sporting News "Joel Embiid has developed into one of the most dominant post players in the NBA. The only thing stopping him is his health. A bad back has caused Embiid to miss nine games this season, and he's yet to play in back-to-back sets. But despite Philadelphia's cautious approach, Embiid is averaging a..." January 18

  • Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?

    NBC Sports Boston "Three Houston Rockets players entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ training room before being stopped by security but not before a profanity-laced exchange that’s sure to result in fines and possibly some suspensions. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo threw a punch – and barely missed – hitting Minnesota’s..." January 18

  • Damian Lillard Still Believes Market Size Matters For National Attention

    Real GM Basketball "While many have made the argument that market size isn't as big of a factor as it was for NBA players in the past, Damian Lillard talked about how it has impacted his All-Star Game voting. "I think it's a million things that say that's not true," Lillard replied. "I think for me personally, I..." January 18

  • Markelle Fultz still 'hesitant' with his shot

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Markelle Fultz was clutch today. No, not in a game situation. But he delivered when Sixers coach Brett Brown ratcheted up the pressure on him. “Today, six times I put him to the free throw line and say, ‘Hey, Markelle, if you make it, you keep it. If not, it’s the other team’s ball. It’s..." January 18

  • Derrick Rose not concerned about uncertain role: 'I just want to hoop'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Derrick Rose went down with a nagging ankle injury, causing him to leave the team for two weeks to contemplate his basketball future and get back in the right state of mind following yet another injury setback in a career marred by them, he was the Cleveland Cavaliers' starting point..." January 18