• Nuggets Coach Mike Malone Suspended One Game for Making Contact With an Official

    SI "Nuggets coach Mike Malone will be suspended one game after walking on the court, halting play and making contact with an official, the league announced Monday. In Sunday's game against the Lakers, Malone was tossed in the middle of the second quarter after Nikola Jokic was knocked to the ground..." November 20

  • X-rays on Paul Millsap’s wrist come back negative

    Larry Brown Sports "There is good news and bad news for Denver. The good news is the X-rays on Paul Millsap’s wrist were negative. The bad news is he will miss at least one game. Millsap left Sunday night’s contest against the Los Angeles Lakers after injuring his wrist. He underwent X-rays which came up negative,..." November 20

  • Kevin Garnett: Thon Maker “is going to be the MVP of the league one day. Mark it down.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Not to get to inside baseball on NBA journalism, but one fundamental truth is player trainers pump up their guys. There usually is some truth in what they say, but it is in their interest to spin the player the best way possible. On and off the record it happens. It’s like asking a political..." November 20

  • Are The Lakers Intentionally Padding Lonzo Ball’s Assist Numbers?

    Dime Magazine "While his father LaVar is feuding with the President of the United States and his younger brother LiAngelo is laying low after getting arrested in China for shoplifting, Lonzo Ball is trying to make it through his first season in the NBA as the starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers...." November 20

  • Jusuf Nurkic Twice Requested Trade From Nuggets

    Real GM Basketball "Jusuf Nurkic requested a trade from the Denver Nuggets in April of 2016 and again in December before he was moved to Portland in February of 2017. Nikola Jokic had emerged as the Nuggets' starting center during the 15-16 season while Nurkic was rehabilitating his left knee. The Nuggets..." November 20

  • Steve Kerr’s solution for Trump and LaVar Ball silence

    New York Post "Steve Kerr is done with President Trump’s Twitter spat with LaVar Ball, with the Golden State coach saying we’d all be better if the outspoken pair would just pipe the heck down. “Modern life,” Kerr said before the Warriors’ 118-111 win in Brooklyn. “Two people seeking attention and they’re..." November 20

  • Metta World Peace to join BIG3, play under name Ron Artest

    Larry Brown Sports "Metta World Peace has found a place to play basketball next summer, and the former Los Angeles Lakers forward has reportedly decided to get back to his roots. According to ESPN’s Marc J. Spears, World Peace is bringing his old name back and will play as Ron Artest in the BIG3 league next season." November 20

  • LeBron admits he has employed tactic Reggie Jackson used on Jimmy Butler

    Cavs Nation "On Sunday, the Detroit Pistons traveled to Minnesota for a match-up against the Timberwolves inside the Target Center. With 6.2 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and his team trailing by two points, Timberwolves swingman Jimmy Butler stepped to the free-throw line for a chance at tying the..." November 20

  • Ex-Bulls G Ben Gordon arrested for driving with forged license plate

    Chicago Sun-Times "Former Bulls guard Ben Gordon was arrested Sunday in New York City for driving with a forged license plate. Gordon was arrested around 9 p.m. ET following a routine traffic stop, according to a police report obtained by the New York Post. The officer ran Gordon’s plates only to find out that..." November 20

  • Anthony Davis cleared of concussion, probable vs. Oklahoma City

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans announced on Sunday that forward Anthony Davis is probable to play in Monday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Davis was entered into the concussion protocol during Friday's 146-114 loss to Denver after bumping heads with Nuggets center Nikola Jokic in the third..." November 20

  • Lonzo Ball records second triple-double to join Magic Johnson, Jerry West in record books

    Sporting News "Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball has endured some rough moments this season, but he took a step back in the right direction Sunday with his second triple-double. Ball helped the Lakers to a 127-109 win over the Nuggets by scoring 11 points with 16 rebounds and 11 assists. Ball recorded..." November 20

  • David Lee retires from the NBA after 12 seasons

    NBA.com "David Lee announced his retirement after 12 years in the league on Instagram. Lee played for five different teams during his career, and won a championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015 as a key reserve during those Finals. Lee, who was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 30th..." November 20

  • Jose Calderon to start for Cavaliers against Pistons

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jose Calderon will make his second start for the Cavaliers at point guard this season when they play the Detroit Pistons on Monday. Calderon, 36, has appeared in just seven games, playing about 10 minutes in Friday's win over the Clippers because of Iman Shumpert's knee soreness. He's averaging..." November 20

  • Isaiah Thomas says he "felt good" after offensive drills with Cavs

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas participated in full court 5-on-zero offensive drills on Sunday, marking the first time he has practiced with his teammates in that manner since he was acquired from the Boston Celtics in a trade involving Kyrie Irving in August. Thomas, who is..." November 19

  • Markelle Fultz out at least another 2-3 weeks

    Sportsnaut "Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Markelle Fultz has already missed over two weeks with a shoulder injury and could be out quite a bit longer. According to Sam Amico, the Sixers aren’t expecting Fultz back for another two or three weeks. So, it could easily be more than a couple weeks..." November 19

  • Durant won't play vs. Nets due to ankle sprain

    NBC Bay Area "A day after playing 33 minutes against the 76ers, Warriors forward Kevin Durant won't play Sunday against the Nets. The Warriors announced that Durant is dealing with a left ankle sprain. Durant finished with 27 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in the Warriors'..." November 19

  • Cavaliers' Calderon to start at point guard vs. Pistons

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jose Calderon will make his second start for the Cavaliers at point guard this season when they play the Detroit Pistons on Monday. Calderon, 36, has appeared in just seven games, playing about 10 minutes in Friday's win over the Clippers because of Iman Shumpert's knee soreness. He's..." November 19

  • Pelicans' Anthony Davis has bruise of orbital bone, probable for OKC

    ESPN "The New Orleans Pelicans said Sunday that forward Anthony Davis has a bruise of the orbital bone above his right eye and has been cleared of the original diagnosis of a concussion. He is being listed as probable for Monday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Davis left Friday night's..." November 19

  • Jason Terry explains why Mavs didn’t draft Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks were one of 14 unlucky teams to pass on Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2013 NBA draft. The Mavs had the No. 13 overall pick in that year’s draft — two picks ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks at No. 15 — which they eventually turned into point guard Shane Larkin after a couple of..." November 19

  • Irving: 'Brilliant' Stevens makes it easy for me to be clutch

    Mass Live "When Kyrie Irving caught a pass deep in the left corner, the Boston Celtics were not safe yet. But he casually brought the ball over his head, moved it to his hip, and measured up defender Dennis Schroder. Though Schroder didn't give Irving much space, it didn't matter. The Celtics star took..." November 19

  • Warriors' Young insists 'there's no beef' with D'Angelo Russell

    San Jose Mercury News "The two patched up their personal differences during their final season together with the Los Angeles Lakers. But how will Warriors forward Nick Young feel when he sees Brooklyn guard D’Angelo Russell as an opponent when the Warriors (12-4) play the Nets (6-9)? “There’s no beef,” Young said...." November 19

  • Luke Walton says Lakers teammate spoke to Lonzo Ball about walking away from Suns scuffle

    ESPN "Coach Luke Walton said a teammate spoke to Lonzo Ball about the rookie point guard walking away from a scuffle toward the end of the Los Angeles Lakers-Phoenix Suns game on Friday night. While the altercation between Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tyler Ulis did not escalate as players from both..." November 19

  • Curry admits he immediately forgot Kerr's play-call after timeout vs. 76ers

    San Jose Mercury News "It took only seven seconds before Warriors coach Steve Kerr called a timeout to chew out his players for not running a play correctly. “We were completely confused, and that’s inexcusable,” Kerr said. “You call a timeout and draw the play, they have to run the play.” It took only 45 seconds..." November 19

  • However this season goes, Hornets coach Steve Clifford true to his convictions

    Charlotte Observer "Of course, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford was upset Friday about losing a sixth consecutive game, particularly so early in the season. However, what really concerned him was not recognizing the group the Hornets assembled for this season. To use Clifford’s word, they lacked an..." November 19

  • Orlando Summer League canceled next year as NBA focuses on Vegas

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic will not hold their annual summer league in Orlando next year and will participate instead in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, team officials told the Orlando Sentinel. The decision is a radical departure for the Magic, who ran and managed their own summer league in Central..." November 19

  • Durant jokes that fear of Embiid's tweets sparked Warriors' comeback

    SLAM Online "Fighting back from a 22-point halftime deficit, the Warriors were able to defeat the Sixers 124-116 on Saturday. After the game, Kevin Durant quipped that the Warriors didn’t want to lose, especially because Joel Embiid would have “gone straight to twitter and start talkin’ shit.” " November 19

  • Steph Curry frustrated his Celtics Finals comment went viral

    Larry Brown Sports "Steph Curry is frustrated that his comment about the Boston Celtics making the NBA Finals went viral, because he feels like it was taken out of context. After his Golden State Warriors lost to the Celtics 92-88 on Thursday night, Curry said it was “very very likely” that Boston reaches the NBA..." November 19

  • Top '18 prospect Anfernee Simons considering NBA draft

    ESPN "Anfernee Simons, a consensus top-10 recruit in the 2018 high school class, is strongly considering entering his name in the upcoming NBA draft, he informed ESPN this weekend. Simons is currently doing a post-graduate year, or fifth season of high school, at IMG Academy in Florida. The 6-foot-4..." November 18

  • Steve Kerr on Joel Embiid: ‘What he did in LA was terrifying’

    Sportsnaut "Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors will take on an upstart Philadelphia 76ers team for the second time in a week Saturday night. Having already played Philadelphia, Kerr knows how good this young team is. While Golden State did come out on top last Saturday, the team saw first hand what..." November 18

  • Celtics have 1 in 297 chance of tying Lakers' NBA record 33-game win streak

    CBS Sports "After losing Gordon Hayward for the season on opening night, and starting the campaign 0-2, the Boston Celtics have rattled off 14 straight wins. They claimed win No. 14 in incredible fashion, battling from a 17-point deficit in the second half to stun the visiting Golden State Warriors. Now,..." November 18

  • Lonzo Ball's slow start for Lakers doesn't warrant any 'bust' talk

    Sporting News "We all knew this was going to happen. All too often we see an overhyped rookie enter the league and struggle through the first part of the NBA slate. But rarely do we see the word "bust" thrown around with such schadenfreude following a 20-year-old's early failures. In reality, the reaction to..." November 18

  • Jazz rookie buys mom new car, takes her by surprise

    The Sports Daily "Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell recently came through with a great gesture for someone very special to him. Mitchell bought his mom, Nicole, a new vehicle, and spared no expense, either. The Jazz rookie surprised her with a white Audi SUV, complete with a pink bow on the hood to top it all..." November 18

  • Brad Stevens on Celtics' 14-game streak: 'We gotta play a lot better'

    ESPN "Celtics coach Brad Stevens isn't letting his team become content after 14 straight wins, and he continues to suggest that Boston might not be as good as its record indicates. "We haven't played well enough to consider this win streak to be valid in my opinion," Stevens said Saturday morning at..." November 18

  • Five early-season trade targets

    Sportsnet "The Boston Celtics have clearly emerged as the early-season class of the East. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers may wind up taking their expected place atop that mantle, but look weaker than ever. Correction—James is, per usual, playing at an unfathomably high level, yet his supporting..." November 18

  • Doc: LeBron hasn't changed in a decade, except he's 'smarter'

    Clutch Points "NBA stars usually are seeing their careers trend downhill in their 15th season in the NBA. Through 15 games of the 2017-18 season, 32-year old Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has continued to defy the odds as he impress fans, players, and coaches alike. Unfortunately for the struggling LA..." November 18

  • Joakim Noah admits he ‘probably’ will never be the same player

    Larry Brown Sports "Joakim Noah seems to be in the acceptance stage of his decline as a player. The New York Knicks big man admitted on Friday that he “probably” will never be the same player that he once was, per Steve Popper of USA TODAY. Noah, 32, has averaged just 4.7 points per game over his last two..." November 18

  • Anthony Davis suffers concussion after nasty head clash with Nikola Jokic

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis left early with a concussion in the New Orleans Pelicans' 146-114 blowout loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday night at the Pepsi Center. Davis, who finished with 17 points and five rebounds, took a shot to the head from Denver center Nikola Jokic in the third quarter and left the..." November 18

  • Wall blames ugly performance vs. Heat on fluid buildup in knee

    ESPN "Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall said after Washington's 91-88 loss to the Miami Heat on Friday night that his left knee was sore and he wasn't 100 percent certain he'll be able to play in the team's next game. The Wizards are off Saturday before visiting Toronto on Sunday. Wall was..." November 18

  • Lonzo Ball After Walking Away From Fight: "I Ain't Trying to Get No Tech"

    The Big Lead "The Los Angeles Lakersand Phoenix Suns got into a small skirmish at the end of last night’s game. Three players were assessed technical fouls.Lonzo Ball was not one of them because he completely removed himself from the situation, walking away as the rest of his teammates got involved. “It’s..." November 18

  • Spurs' comeback win over Thunder ties for third-largest under Gregg Popovich

    ESPN "Even without star forward Kawhi Leonard and veteran point guard Tony Parker, the San Antonio Spurs managed to overcome a 23-point deficit to win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, tying the largest comeback victory thus far this NBA season. The win also ranked as the franchise's..." November 18

  • Mark Cuban in process to buy Mavericks’ G-League team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There will come a day, in the not too distant future, when every NBA team will have an owned and affiliated G-League team. It will be a place for them to develop young players — guys they drafted but need more run than they’d get in the NBA, guys on two-way contracts, and just players they like..." November 18

  • Former Michigan State player’s suit against Draymond Green halted in California

    Lansing State Journal "A California judge ruled Thursday that if a former Michigan State football player wants to seek monetary damages from NBA star Draymond Green, he'll have to do it Michigan. It was unclear Thursday night if Jermaine Edmondson, the former MSU player, will file a civil lawsuit against Green over..." November 17

  • The Detroit Pistons Can Finally Trust Andre Drummond

    Bleacher Report "Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond was at a crossroads of sorts last June after finishing an underwhelming 2016-17 season. A team expected to take a step from playoff qualifier to contender in Stan Van Gundy's third year as coach and czar instead found itself outside of the playoffs. Rather..." November 17

  • Jabari Parker already looks game ready

    Sportsnaut "The Milwaukee Bucks traded for an All-Star-caliber player in Eric Bledsoe, and they’ll add another one when Jabari Parker returns from injury. According to Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times, Parker is practicing like that moment could be soon. But don’t get your hopes up. “He is running..." November 17

  • ‘Still OKC’ Kevin Durant: ‘Ain’t no such thing’ as loyalty

    Sportress of Blogitude "Kevin Durant insists he still has love for the Oklahoma City Thunder, saying that “blue is going to be in my blood forever.” While some would argue the superstar is being disingenuous with that comment given he spurned the Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors ahead of last season, Durant..." November 17

  • Ben Simmons regrets spending $10K on Savannah cats

    Uproxx "When Ben Simmons was selected first overall in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, he was automatically slated to make $5.9 million in his first year as a professional basketball player thanks to how NBA rookie contracts are structured. Simmons will make nearly $20 million over the..." November 17

  • Rose out at least 2 more weeks with ankle injury

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers are going to be without point guard Derrick Rose for at least another two weeks, coach Tyronn Lue said. Separately, in a team news release, the Cavs said Rose would wear a boot to immobilize his injured left ankle and he would undergo treatment for the next two to three..." November 17

  • Lonzo Ball: Haircut not about struggles, 'just time to restart'

    ESPN "Lonzo Ball showed up at Los Angeles Lakers shootaround Friday morning with a new look. The rookie point guard got a haircut and was seen burying several 3-pointers at the end of shootaround before Friday's game against the Phoenix Suns. "Just time to restart," Ball said of his haircut. "Did..." November 17

  • Nets' D'Angelo Russell has arthroscopic knee surgery, no timetable yet for return

    CBS Sports "Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell suffered a knee injury late in the Nets' game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City nearly a week ago, and has not played since. Based on the Nets' latest press release Friday, it doesn't appear he will be back any time soon. The Nets announced that..." November 17

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17