• Cavs Players Allegedly Accused Kevin Love Of Faking An Illness To Leave Game

    Uproxx "It’s a really weird time to be a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers right now. There are persistent trade rumors that seem to be coming to light on a daily basis, and the team is on a massive slide, losing nine of their last 12 games, including a matchup against Oklahoma City in which the team..." January 22

  • Report: Bulls ‘almost certainly’ expected to trade Nikola Mirotic prior to deadline

    Clutch Points "Ever since Nikola Mirotic came back from his facial injury, at the hands of Bobby Portis, he has had a great season for the Bulls. Mirotic is currently scoring 17.3 points per game while shooting 44.7 percent from the three-point line. He has been an offensive spark for Bulls, who are one of the..." January 22

  • Cavaliers Interested In Kent Bazemore

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers have inquired into the availability of the Hawks’ Kent Bazemore, NBA.com’s David Aldridge reports in his weekly Morning Tip column. League sources informed Aldridge of Cleveland’s interest in the 28-year-old shooting guard, who is averaging 12.6 PPG and 4.3 RPG as well as career..." January 22

  • Stephen A Smith Said Spurs Were Willing to Trade Kawhi to Knicks Before Season

    The Big Lead "In some very surprising news, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski wrote a piece discussing Kawhi Leonard’s relationship with the San Antonio Spurs. He reported that months of disagreement among Leonard, the team and coaching staff on “elements of treatment, rehabilitation and timetables for return,” has..." January 22

  • Kidd: Giannis Called Before Firing Trying to Save My Job

    Bleacher Report "The Milwaukee Bucks fired head coach Jason Kidd on Monday, but it reportedly was star player Giannis Antetokounmpo who told him and offered to try to save his job, per Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Shelburne provided a breakdown of the conversation Kidd and Antetokounmpo had before the official..." January 22

  • The arguments for and against the Pacers trading for Hornets star Kemba Walker

    Indianapolis Star "It’s not often an under-30 all-star who plays the most important position in the NBA becomes available, so you’d better believe the ears of front office members across the league perked up when they learned the Charlotte Hornets were putting Kemba Walker on the trading block. ESPN’s Adrian..." January 22

  • Report: Monty Williams expected to be favorite for Bucks job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks may have already had a replacement candidate in mind when they fired head coach Jason Kidd on Monday. Sam Amick of USA TODAY reports that former New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams is a “name to remember” for the now-vacant Bucks position. Chris Mannix of Yahoo!..." January 22

  • Kawhi's camp refutes ESPN report on strained relationship

    247 Sports "We officially have conflicting reports concerning the status of Kawhi Leonard's relationship with the San Antonio Spurs. Shortly after an ESPN report was published on Monday morning stating that Leonard had become distant and disconnected with the franchise as a result of the way his rehab was..." January 22

  • Report: Cavs expected to hold onto Nets pick at trade deadline

    Cavaliers Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers might not be able to retool their roster before February’s trading deadline if they aren’t including the Brooklyn Nets pick in trade discussions. According to TNT Analyst David Aldridge who wrote on NBA.com, the Cavs are looking to keep the pick since there’s not a player..." January 22

  • Report: Clippers haven’t received any tempting offers for DeAndre Jordan

    Pro Basketball Talk "A couple months ago, the Clippers had lost nine straight to fall out of the playoff picture. Blake Griffin, Patrick Beverley, Danilo Gallinari and Milos Teodosic were injured. Extension talks with DeAndre Jordan stalled. So, teams were inquiring about trading for Jordan. Apparently, none..." January 22

  • Reports: Bucks fire head coach Jason Kidd

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Bucks have fired their head coach Jason Kidd, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Bucks assistant coach Joe Prunty will take over as interim coach, according to the report. He will coach the Bucks against the Phoenix Suns tonight. Kidd hasn’t been officially informed of his..." January 22

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly ‘devastated’ by Jason Kidd firing

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Bucks made a somewhat shocking decision to fire head coach Jason Kidd on Monday, and the franchise’s most important player is reportedly unhappy with the move. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, reporters caught wind of Kidd’s firing before Kidd was officially informed by the..." January 22

  • Cavs have yet to offer trade proposal to Clippers for Jordan

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers may be linked to DeAndre Jordan, but it doesn't mean they've offered a trade proposal for him. According to Marc Stein of New York Times, the Cavaliers have yet to offer a trade deal for the All-Star center: The trade deadline isn't until February 8, so one can take..." January 22

  • Gordon Hayward Is Back To Shooting Standing Shots As His Rehab Continues

    Dime Magazine "The Celtics are in a bit of a slump right now having lost three straight, including a bad loss on Sunday night to the lowly Magic. It’s not a complete disaster in Boston, but things certainly aren’t going especially well and the team could use a little good news as a pick-me-up right now. Enter..." January 22

  • Kevin Durant Slams Clint Capela for Warriors Comment: 'His Job Is Not as Hard'

    Bleacher Report "Houston Rockets big man Clint Capela caught Kevin Durant's attention when he told Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com his team is better than the Golden State Warriors after Saturday's victory. "His job is not as hard," Durant said of Capela, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic. "When your job is that..." January 22

  • Jimmy Butler ruled out Monday with knee injury

    Sporting News "The Timberwolves will be without guards Jimmy Butler and Jamal Crawford on Monday when they travel to play the Clippers. Butler, dealing with a sore right knee, is averaging a team-leading 21.7 points per game this season. He is also averaging 5.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 48 percent..." January 22

  • Knicks Eyeing Caldwell-Pope As Free Agent Target

    Hoops Rumors "As the Knicks consider their options at the trade deadline and look ahead to the summer, the front office is prioritizing the addition of an athletic wing, sources tell Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News. According to Bondy, one player on the team’s radar is Lakers swingman Kentavious..." January 22

  • Hornets' Kemba Walker to Knicks?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Here's an idea that could bring Madison Square Garden to its feet: Bronx-raised Kemba Walker and star big man Kristaps Porzingis becoming a dynamic scoring duo to raise the Knicks to the postseason. No, it's not an impossible dream. In fact, it could be reality if the Knicks and Charlotte..." January 22

  • Sources: Kawhi Leonard's rehab creating chilling effect with team

    ESPN "Months of discord centering on elements of treatment, rehabilitation and timetables for return from a right quadriceps injury have had a chilling impact on San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard's relationship with the franchise and coaching staff, league sources told ESPN. Under president and..." January 22

  • Zach LaVine's conditioning at '70 percent' but still on schedule

    NBC Sports Chicago "Everybody saw the play, that awkward instance where Zach LaVine looked ready for his second dunk of the season but was fouled from behind by Atlanta’s Taurean Prince. It looked as if LaVine was ready for liftoff but one of his jets misfired, sparking at least the thought of his recovery from..." January 22

  • Report: Trail Blazers have inquired about DeAndre Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "The Portland Trail Blazers are the latest reported entrant in the DeAndre Jordan sweepstakes, but nothing is imminent on that front. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Blazers have registered their interest in the star center, joining the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks..." January 22

  • Dwyane Wade believes LeBron James can one day pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as NBA's all-time leading scorer

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With LeBron James on history's doorstep, seven points from becoming the next member of the NBA's 30,000-point club, his teammate and good friend Dwyane Wade wouldn't be surprised to see James one day become the league's all-time points leader, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabaar. "I think he can. I..." January 22

  • Will the Pistons pay Avery Bradley $20 million or let him walk?

    Michigan Live "Is Avery Bradley worth spending $20 million or more? Q: What will the Pistons do with Avery Bradley? I was excited when they made the trade, but he hasn’t had the impact I thought he would. Do you think they’ll give him a max deal or trade him at the deadline? – Jack A: I don’t think..." January 22

  • Detroit Pistons C Andre Drummond's improvement boosts All-Star chances

    Detroit Free Press "There’s a simple reason Andre Drummond deserves to an All-Star. He’s a better player since the 2015-16 season, when the Detroit Pistons center was named to the NBA All-Star Game held in Toronto. And that’s a major reason Drummond could hear his name called when the All-Star reserves are..." January 22

  • Rajon Rondo invites Ray Allen to 2008 Celtics reunion

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 2008 Celtics are finally doing something that isn’t petty. Rajon Rondo was planning a reunion vacation for that championship team while specifically not inviting Ray Allen. Allen ruffled feathers by leaving Boston for the Heat, and many Celtics held a grudge. But Paul Pierce eventually..." January 22

  • John Wall Says The Front Office May Have To ‘Figure Out’ The Wizards’ Issues If They Continue

    Dime Magazine "The Washington Wizards have been mostly treading water lately, and for a team with aspirations of being a real threat to the Conference crown this season, their fifth-place standing in the East and 6-4 record in their last 10 games isn’t nearly good enough. And if the results of players-only..." January 22

  • Rob Pelinka hints at Lakers’ passive stance as trade deadline nears

    Clutch Points "With the trade deadline nearing, a lot of trade rumors have started to become the topic of conversation for fans and has even included some big names in it. While teams that are geared to be part of the dogfight for playoff spots are expected to be active ahead of next month’s deadline, Rob..." January 22

  • Fred Hoiberg, Bulls players aren’t about to apologize for ruining tank job

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bulls coaches and players realize they’re in a strange situation. The front office built the team to fail this year. It wanted the players to play hard and develop but inevitably do what many in the NBA have become accustomed to today — tank. It was never supposed to be about 18-28 and..." January 22

  • Tyronn Lue Dismisses Isaiah Thomas’ Comments On Holding Players Accountable

    SLAM Online "Tyronn Lue dismissed Isaiah Thomas‘ comments about Cavaliers players needing to be held accountable. “If guys ain’t doing the right job they need to come out of the game,” Thomas said after the Cavs’ 124-148 loss to OKC on Saturday. " January 22

  • Luke Walton: Lonzo Ball Uncertain for Five Game Road Trip Due to Sore Left Knee

    Basketball Insiders "Lonzo Ball’s return remains uncertain as Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton doesn’t expect his rookie point guard to return to action in the near future. Ball, who missed his fourth straight game on Sunday with a sore left knee, likely will not play in Tuesday’s game against the Boston..." January 22

  • How badly did the Charlotte Hornets damage their relationship with Kemba Walker?

    Charlotte Observer "The question isn’t just whether the relationship between Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets ever will be the same. It’s whether that relationship ever can be the same. Friday morning, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Hornets general manager Rich Cho has been soliciting offers..." January 22

  • What the emergence of Trey Burke means for Knicks, Frank Ntilikina

    New York Daily News "At least for one night, Trey Burke supplanted Frank Ntilikina in the rotation. How coach Jeff Hornacek handles his latest logjam moving forward will be determined on a game-by-game basis. Or whether Ntilikina deserves to stay on the court. Burke, the G-League call-up, closed Friday night’s..." January 22

  • The one good thing you could say about Knicks’ bench

    New York Post "It came down to this: Enes Kanter said following the Knicks’ lethargic 127-107 loss to the Lakers on Sunday that they need to follow Ron Baker’s example. Baker, still playing with a mask until early February because of a broken orbital bone, never fills up a box score. But even Jeff Hornacek..." January 22

  • Tyronn Lue says still no starting lineup, rotation changes

    Cavaliers Nation "Despite their lack of success lately, the Cleveland Cavaliers are not making any adjustments to their rotation. This was confirmed by head coach Tyronn Lue as he will reportedly still use the same starting lineup in their upcoming games, according to Maria Ridenour of the Akron Beacon..." January 22

  • Bradley Beal critical of Wizards’ recent team meeting

    Larry Brown Sports "A recent team meeting by the slumping Washington Wizards may have actually created more problems than it solved. In a feature by the Washington Post’s Candace Buckner that ran on Sunday, Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal was critical of a players-only meeting that the team held not too long..." January 22

  • DeAndre Jordan close to tying Clippers record for most games played

    Orange County Register "Hired to brighten the franchise’s future, Doc Rivers turned first to the Clippers’ past. Lost in the deep, cold shadow of the Lakers and all the glorious memories they’ve accumulated, Rivers decided a great way to start would be to retire a jersey, something the Clippers never had..." January 22

  • Tony Parker suggests Dejounte Murray has taken his starting job

    San Antonio Express-News "Tony Parker is no longer the Spurs starting point guard. Dejounte Murray started for the Spurs in Sunday's 94-86 loss to Indiana. Afterward, Parker confirmed he has lost his job to the second-year guard. "Pop told me," Parker said. "He told me he thought it was time, and I was like, 'No..." January 22

  • Heat’s Dion Waiters says he has surgery set for Monday

    Miami Herald "Heat guard Dion Waiters spent the evening Sunday watching his beloved hometown Philadelphia Eagles roll to the NFC Championship – and apparently preparing for ankle surgery on Monday. Waiters shared the news on his Instagram account. “I get surgery tomorrow,” Waiters wrote under a photo of..." January 22

  • Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic motivated for 1st game back in Denver: 'That's a game I looked forward to'

    Oregonian "Jusuf Nurkic has always downplayed the revenge factor when facing the Denver Nuggets even as his demeanor on and off the court against his former team has run counter to comments. But on Saturday night, Nurkic finally admitted that his first return trip to Denver holds more significance than an..." January 22

  • Celtics need to find No. 2 scorer behind Irving

    NBC Sports Boston "Everyone knows Kyrie Irving’s value to the Celtics is extremely high. But it really hits home on those nights when he’s not in the lineup, as was the case in Boston’s 89-80 loss to Philadelphia on Thursday. Irving didn't play due to a sore left shoulder.He's carried the load offensively..." January 22

  • Heat might be down to Plan D(esperation) at shooting guard

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Plan B proved rejuvenating for the Miami Heat. Plan C got the Heat through an unexpected rough patch. But when you start moving toward Plan D, that's when it can get, well, a bit daunting. With Tyler Johnson going down at the start of this five-game trip with what appeared to be a significant..." January 22

  • Potential Trade Targets to Get the Sixers to the Playoffs

    Basketball Insiders "At times this season, the Philadelphia 76ers look like they’re capable of going toe-to-toe with some of the league’s best teams. With Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons at their disposal, along with capable three-point shooters, the Sixers have shown flashes of being a force to be reckoned with. And..." January 22

  • Nikola Vucevic Starting to Get Strength Back in Broken Hand

    NBA.com "Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic’s favorite NFL team is the Philadelphia Eagles, but his favorite non-NBA athlete is New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. It just so happens that Vucevic and Brady were both in the New England area on Sunday and dealing with hand injuries, and the Magic..." January 22

  • Pels must be more than a three-man team carrying the load

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "On the sixth day A.M. (after Minnesota) and a day removed from the Big Chill, New Orleans sports fans, including Drew Brees, needed something to mend their broken hearts and thaw their frozen feet. The Pelicans, in their first Saturday night of the season alone in the local spotlight sans the..." January 22

  • Source: Chandler Parsons’ recent absence from Grizzlies due to abdominal injury

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons missed his 10th straight game Saturday night due to an abdominal injury, sources confirmed to The Commercial Appeal. Parsons, who sat out the previous nine contests due to right knee soreness, was not on the Grizzlies’ bench Friday when they beat the..." January 22

  • Lowry looks to be back in form and why the Raptors likely won't make a trade

    Toronto Sun "NBA seasons are long. Even with the new scheduling tweaks designed to produce more rest and fresher players, there will be a bunch of duds, not 82 gems. The Raptors-Spurs Friday tilt was one of those duds, although Dwane Casey and Kyle Lowry greatly enjoyed the sturdy defensive effort a Raptors..." January 22

  • Kyrie Irving says slumping Celts need to learn to 'weather the storm'

    ESPN "Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving believes that his team was overdue for a bit of adversity and wants the Celtics to embrace one of the few rough patches the team has encountered this season. After sitting out Thursday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers due to shoulder soreness, Irving..." January 21

  • The Houston Rockets And The Righteousness of Vengeance

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets defeated the visiting Golden State Warriors at the Toyota Center in a hypothetical preview of an almost preordained Western Conference Finals. Daryl Morey, certainly the only General Manager in the league currently producing a musical, took to Twitter to salute his team, no..." January 21

  • Enes Kanter says he got warning from former Thunder teammate about Cavs tweet

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Knicks center Enes Kanter couldn’t resist taunting LeBron James after the Cleveland Cavaliers gave up 148 points to his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kanter is known for his banter with James, and he kept it up after Cleveland’s loss Saturday, sending a tweet that was clearly..." January 21

  • Salah Mejri threatened to come to Blazers locker room after Jusuf Nurkic tussle

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks had a game of many emotions on Saturday night at Moda Center. Of course, the game wasn’t that close — Portland led by 17 at the half and finished the game by beating Dallas, 117-108. But as we’ve seen in the NBA recently, the propensity for NBA..." January 21