• Gregg Popovich: ‘Never’ seen Kawhi Leonard injury issue

    Sportsnaut "Since the coaching career of Gregg Popovich has spanned more than 40 years, it’s easy to imagine that he’s seen just about everything. But the San Antonio Spurs coach said on Wednesday that the injury to Kawhi Leonard is something new. “Pop just told me he’s ‘never’ throughout his entire..." November 22

  • Embiid says he's up to 81 percent health, shouts out Jalen Rose

    Uproxx "Joel Embiid is having an incredible run of fun and general career success over the last few weeks. He’s expanded his time on the floor, stayed healthy and hit a career-high in points in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers. But he’s also got some wins in the social sphere, getting praise from Shaq..." November 22

  • Mexico City could host NBA’s 31st minor-league team

    ESPN "The NBA will announce a new basketball development and training academy in Mexico City during the Global Games Dec. 7 and 9, in conjunction with CONADE (Mexico's National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport) and the Mexican Basketball Federation, sources told ESPN. The NBA has long..." November 22

  • LeBron James says consistency on defense has been key to Cavs' winning streak

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James said the Cavaliers are better defensively because they have "a game plan that's been consistent over the last few games and we stuck to it." "We haven't done much changing, we've stuck to our game plan and tried to execute that as close to 48 minutes as possible," James said..." November 22

  • Patrick Beverley Underwent Knee Surgery, Out for Rest of the Season

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee Wednesday and is out for the season. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the initial news, then later added he will miss the rest of the season after the surgery required "a repair of a microfracture and..." November 22

  • Lakers coach caught dissing D'Angelo Russell

    Total Pro Sports "Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Lakers decided to part ways with D’Angelo Russell to make way for their new star, Lonzo Ball. Parting ways with Russell had more to do with just another top pick coming in to take his place, it had more to do with what type of person he was and how he wasn’t..." November 22

  • Lakers' Luke Walton has 'absolutely nothing' to say about LaVar Ball criticizing him

    CBS Sports "Well, the inevitable happened. Recently, LaVar Ball publicly criticized Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, complaining that the Lakers have been "soft" on their rookie point guard Lonzo Ball and adding"they don't know how to coach my son." The potential for these kind of comments, and..." November 22

  • Kevin Durant Plans on Playing vs. Russell Westbrook, Thunder with Ankle Injury

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is listed as probable to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night, per Chris Haynes of ESPN.com, and made his intentions clear earlier in the day. "I feel good right now," he said. "I plan on playing." The Warriors star sat out..." November 22

  • ‘Multiple Teams’ Talking Trades For DeAndre Jordan

    SLAM Online "“Multiple teams” have reportedly inquired about DeAndre Jordan in trade conversations, according to the Washington Post‘s Tim Bontemps. Jordan, 29, could opt-out of his contract after he makes $22.6 million this season. If things continue to go sideways in Los Angeles, selling off pieces..." November 22

  • 'Arthur' producer wants LeBron to guest star on show

    247 Sports "Even though there may have been a hidden meaning to why LeBron James posted the "Arthur Fist" meme to his Instagram, the Cavaliers superstar said he did it because he just really enjoys the children's show. And since James is such a big fan of Arthur, the show's producer would love for him to..." November 22

  • UConn already recruiting Kobe Bryant's daughter?

    Sportsnaut "The UConn women’s basketball team is pretty much the holy grail when it comes to college sports. Here’s a program that has won 10 national titles since the 2000 season. Head coach Geno Auriemma could coach any men’s college team or even in the NBA if he wanted to. On the other side of the..." November 22

  • Bucks rule Giannis Antetokounmpo out against Suns

    Fanrag Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks will be without their star for Wednesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. Bucks head coach Jason Kidd announced that star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will be sidelined for the contest due to right knee soreness. The forward himself told Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee..." November 22

  • Lonzo Ball on his shot: “I feel like they’re going to fall. Just have to keep shooting.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lonzo Ball‘s shooting woes this season have been well chronicled. Maybe even beaten to death — but when your father is a hype man, and Magic Johnson says you’re the “face of the franchise” it invites a whole new level of scrutiny. Doesn’t matter if it’s fair, it’s reality. Rather than a cold..." November 22

  • Ex-coach says he made up Manute Bol's birthday: He could've been '40 or 50' in NBA

    Zagsblog "According to Wikipedia, former NBA big man Manute Bol was born on Oct. 16, 1962 and was 47 when he passed in 2010. But Kevin Mackey, the former Cleveland State coach who brought the 7-foot-7 Bol to the United States from the Sudan in the mid-1980s, tells a different story. “I gave him his..." November 22

  • Injuries and chemistry issues are causing a disturbance in the once-dominant Western Conference

    Washington Post "For years, the Western Conference has reigned supreme over its Eastern counterpart, consistently having better top-end teams and more impressive depth from top to bottom. But while the two best teams in the NBA are generally considered to be the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets (though..." November 22

  • Jay-Z calls out LeBron James' 'King of New York' comments

    SNY TV "Superstar rapper JAY-Z chimed in with his own take on LeBron James' "King of New York" comments while performing a concert in Cleveland. The New York native is friends with James, and has been for years. But that doesn't mean he was going to sit aside and look at James standing over the Knicks..." November 22

  • Steve Kerr: Why Phil Jackson was ruined with Knicks

    New York Post "Warriors coach Steve Kerr gave a thoughtful assessment of the failed Phil Jackson presidential regime, feeling the Zen Master was due bad luck after his record-setting “11 Rings” coaching career, when everything went right. Jackson was fired after June’s draft, when owner James Dolan viewed..." November 22

  • Steph Curry, JaVale McGee Make Fun Bet Over Davidson-Nevada Game

    NBC Bay Area "When your alma mater plays the alma mater of your teammate, you have to put a wager on the outcome of the game. That's exactly what Steph Curry and JaVale McGee have done for Tuesday night's clash between the Davidson Wildcats and Nevada Wolf Pack. But money isn't on the line. Public..." November 22

  • Ben Simmons shooting 33 percent from outside the paint this season

    Clutch Points "Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is playing like a savvy veteran in his first year in the NBA. The No. 1 overall pick in last year’s NBA Draft is a matchup problem for opposing teams, thanks to his blend of size, mobility, and elite court vision, which have all garnered him comparison to..." November 22

  • J.R. Smith on Celtics start: “We don’t start paying attention until after All-Star break”

    Pro Basketball Talk "I’m not sure any LeBron James team can fly under the radar, but the Cavaliers have relatively quietly won five in a row. Most importantly, in those five games, Cleveland’s defense is 8.6 points per 100 possessions better than their season average (and eighth in the league in that stretch). The..." November 22

  • Joel Embiid not afraid of retaliation for trash talk: 'I'm a big dude, and I'm African'

    CBS Sports "Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid is quickly developing into one of the best trash talkers in the NBA. He's exchanged words with Hassan Whiteside, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant, to name a few, and most of the time it's seemingly been all in the spirit of good competition -- no hard..." November 22

  • LeBron James says Cavaliers have the depth to 'bandage' missing four rotation players

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers will use their seventh different starting lineup tonight when they play the Detroit Pistons. Jose Calderon is making his second start at point guard because Iman Shumpert is hurt. The last time Calderon started -- Oct. 21 -- Dwyane Wade was the team's shooting guard and J.R. Smith..." November 22

  • Enes Kanter finds his nightly motivation by scrolling Twitter looking for slights or obstacles

    New York Daily News "The Knicks’ emotional leader doesn’t just get his extra edge from natural adrenaline. Enes Kanter also uses his phone. The Knicks center, like any functioning millennial, finds his information on social media. So sometimes he’ll scroll on Twitter and see LeBron James playfully tossing a..." November 22

  • Blake Griffin Parties Until 3 AM With Kendall Jenner After Clippers Lose

    TMZ "Losing streak be damned ... Blake Griffin still had the energy to hit the clubs in NYC with Kendall Jenner on Monday night after getting shellacked by the Knicks. Blake and Kendall were spotted leaving Up & Down nightclub in Manhattan. The photo agency that has the pics says they were taken at..." November 22

  • Steven Adams says Thunder late-game struggles on him, not Westbrook/George/Anthony

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the first half of games this season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have the best defense in the NBA, allowing just 91.7 points per 100 possessions. In those first 24 minutes, the Thunder are outscoring teams by 12.7 points per 100 possessions, second best in the NBA (Houston is first). However,..." November 22

  • Lessons in leadership: How Damian Lillard is mentoring Jusuf Nurkic

    NBC Sports Northwest "When the Trail Blazers emerged from the halftime locker room last week during a dreadful performance in Sacramento, all but one of the players headed to the court to warm up. Jusuf Nurkic, the team’s young and promising center, was the only one to avoid the court, instead plopping himself on..." November 22

  • How Scott Perry immediately changed the Knicks’ direction

    New York Post "With the Knicks off to an improbable 9-7 start this Thanksgiving week following their rout of the Clippers, it’s time to offer up thanks to president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry for their vision. The Knicks have assured themselves a winning record on Thanksgiving Day, regardless of what..." November 22

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Mirza Teletovic out four weeks after surgery on left knee

    NBA.com "Milwaukee Bucks forward Mirza Teletovic underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today to repair cartilage in his left knee. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York under the supervision of Bucks team physician Dr. William Raasch." November 22

  • Kevin Durant on playing in OKC: ‘I learned how to tune out the crowd’

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant and his Golden State Warriors will take on the conference rival Oklahoma City Thunder for the first time this season on Thursday. It’s not your normal regular season basketball game. Bitterness remains at a near all-time high after Durant left the Thunder for the eventual NBA..." November 21

  • LaVar Ball: Walton, Lakers ‘don’t know how to coach my son’

    Larry Brown Sports "Lonzo Ball has experienced some growing pains early on in his NBA career, and his father LaVar believes that has something to do with the Los Angeles Lakers not knowing the best way to coach the rookie. Like most of his teammates, Lonzo Ball’s performance this season has been inconsistent. The..." November 21

  • Kevin Durant still questionable against Thunder due to ankle sprain

    247 Sports "Due to the presence of Kevin Durant, games between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors are always filled with hype and anticipation. But Durant may end up missing Wednesday's game between the two teams due to a lingering ankle injury. Durant missed Golden State's game against..." November 21

  • Dragic, Whiteside disagree on cause of Heat's ball screen woes

    Palm Beach Post "Just one day after Dion Waiters and Erik Spoelstra pointed to the Heat’s screen-setting as an issue, center Hassan Whiteside had another take on the subject. “I mean, it’s just, it’s just, man, the guys aren’t being patient,” Whiteside said when asked about the issue after Tuesday’s practice...." November 21

  • Marc Stein says piling losses may have Doc Rivers on hot seat

    Clutch Points "The L.A. Clippers’ losing skid has now hit nine games following their loss to the New York Knicks on Monday night. And according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein, the seat of championship-winning Clippers coach Doc Rivers is inevitably set to get warmer as a result. Stein isn’t the only one..." November 21

  • Patrick Beverley on Clippers skid: 'Feels like 100 losses

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Clippers opened the season with a 5-2 record, but nothing has gone right since then. And point guard Patrick Beverley is rightfully furious about it. Following the team’s 107-85 shortcoming to the New York Knicks, Beverley said he was “pissed off” and challenged the starters to..." November 21

  • LeBron James to Voice Gwangi in 2018 Animated Movie 'Smallfoot'

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James announced on Twitter on Tuesday he will voice the character of Gwangi in the animated film Smallfoot, set for release in September 2018 According to the film's IMDB page, the Warner Bros. production will also feature voice roles from Zendaya, Channing..." November 21

  • Expert cautiously optimistic Spurs’ Leonard will return soon provided condition isn’t chronic

    San Antonio Express-News "Fans should be “cautiously optimistic” Spurs franchise player Kawhi Leonard will return to the court sooner rather than later, as coach Gregg Popovich recently put it, provided his lingering condition hasn’t been diagnosed as chronic, an expert with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York..." November 21

  • Kevin Garnett doesn't expect a one-and-done rule change to help the NBA

    CBS Sports "Kevin Garnett is one of the more famous players to jump from high school to the NBA. He made the jump at a time where it was still considered rare for prospects and only something once-in-a-generation talents could succeed doing. Of course, 10 years later it was so common the NBA decided they had..." November 21

  • Ray Allen: I'm A Victim Of Catfishing Scheme but I'm No Stalker!

    TMZ "Ray Allen claims he was catfished by a man pretending to be a number of attractive women -- and now he's filed legal docs to make sure the alleged catfisher doesn't leak his private information. It's all in legal docs obtained by TMZ Sports ... the ex-NBA superstar claims he met these "women"..." November 21

  • Kyrie Irving’s 47-Point Outburst Reminder Why Celtics Blew Up Roster For Him

    NESN "This is why the Boston Celtics felt so comfortable breaking up their core to acquire Kyrie Irving, and this is why the C’s look like a legitimate contender to play in the NBA Finals. The Celtics on Monday extended their winning streak to 16 games with a dramatic 110-102 overtime win over the..." November 21

  • Zach LaVine Cleared For Contact As He Recovers ACL

    Real GM Basketball "Zach LaVine has been cleared for contact by the surgeon who repaired the torn ACL in his left knee in February. The Chicago Bulls aren't sure when LaVine will return to game action but he's targeting mid- to late December. “As long as I’m progressing and doing what I need to do on the court,..." November 21

  • Clippers' Danilo Gallinari isn't ready to return from a glute injury

    Los Angeles Times "Danilo Gallinari eased down a hallway inside Madison Square Garden on Monday night, his sharp navy blue suit making him look more like a model than a basketball player sidelined because of an injury. Gallinari stopped for a few minutes to listen to a reporter talk about Clippers point guard..." November 21

  • Tony Allen: Russell Westbrook ‘Definitely Flopped’ vs DeMarcus Cousins

    SLAM Online "DeMarcus Cousins was booted out of Monday night’s game in OKC after referees determined that he elbowed Russell Westbrook in the head. Tony Allen was pretty sure that Russ flopped in order to draw the flagrant foul on his Pelicans teammate. New Orleans withstood Boogie’s ejection and held on..." November 21

  • Lonzo Ball has heard about not dating a Kardashian ‘a lot

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball isn’t having the rosiest of rookie seasons. While he’s a threat to drop a triple-double on any given day, the highlight remains on his growing bust-potential, brought about mostly by his struggles to shoot the ball. Ball’s trouble in knocking down shots in..." November 21

  • Allen Crabbe is starting to look worth Nets’ huge investment

    New York Post "There are all the clichés athletes regurgitate about not feeling the pressure of a big contract. Then there’s the truth. When the Nets made Allen Crabbe the fifth-highest-paid player in team history and gave him a chance to go from backup in Portland to starter and centerpiece in Brooklyn, it..." November 21

  • Tyronn Lue doesn't want to hear about LeBron's minutes

    ESPN "Following the Cleveland Cavaliers' most complete win of the season, a 116-88 rout of a Detroit Pistons team that came into Monday night with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue wanted no part of the implications of LeBron James playing a season-low 27 minutes in..." November 21

  • Eric Bledsoe’s return to Phoenix just another game

    Fanrag Sports "Former Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe is now officially current Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe. While infamously parting ways with the Suns after exclaiming that he no longer wanted to be a part of the Western Conference franchise, Bledsoe now remains in line to make his return to..." November 21

  • Bradley Beal becomes youngest player ever to make 700 career 3-pointers

    Clutch Points "When Bradley Beal knocked down the first of his two 3-point makes Monday against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Washington Wizards shooting guard didn’t just add three points to the scoreboard — he also became the youngest ever in NBA history to bury 700 career triples. This according to..." November 21

  • L.A. Met With Free Agent Forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers are a team on the rise in the NBA right now. Head coach Luke Walton has his team performing at a top-5 level on the defensive end, but the offense has been struggling mightily. One big reason for it is the lack of perimeter shooting as the Lakers currently rank dead last..." November 21

  • Sick Ntilikina yanks himself out of his worst Knicks game

    New York Post "Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina’s fourth-quarter benching was more the Frenchman’s call than the coach’s. Feeling flu-like symptoms, Ntilikina had his worst game as a Knick, committing four turnovers with zero points and one assist in 11 minutes and sitting for the fourth quarter. Jeff..." November 21

  • 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