• 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

  • Wade to star in Facebook docuseries

    Variety "Dwyane Wade is bringing a docu-series to Facebook’s Watch video platform that will provide a look at the Cleveland Cavaliers star’s life off the court. The series, “BackCourt: Wade,” premieres Monday, Nov. 20, on Facebook, with new episodes to follow each Monday. The five-episode series was..." November 17

  • La La Anthony on Why She Doesn't Feed Into the 'Bullsh*t' Rumors About Her and Carmelo

    Complex "2017 hasn’t been a great year for Carmelo and La La Anthony. Back in April, the couple reportedly split after seven years of marriage when Carmelo cheated on La La and got another woman pregnant. And while La La hasn’t been in any rush to divorce Carmelo, it seems as though they are still..." November 17

  • Jamal Crawford says Lonzo Ball should not change his shot

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lonzo Ball‘s shot has become a running gag around the NBA. During pregame warmups this season it looked like LeBron James and Joel Embiid mocked/tried to imitate it. TNT’s Inside the NBA was asking if it was worse than Charles Barkley’s golf swing, and the crew on that show mocks it all the..." November 17

  • JR Smith now selling hats showing ‘Arthur’ fist at ridiculously high price

    The Sports Daily "Only LeBron James has a strong enough social media influence to turn a simple meme into a business opportunity for one of his teammates. James posted a meme on Instagram showing the cartoon character “Arthur” clenching his fist earlier in the month when the Cavs were struggling, and social..." November 17

  • Joakim Noah is a $72 million inactive for Knicks

    Sportsnaut "The New York Knicks signed Joakim Noah to a massive contract in July 2016, and their current return on investment is approximately nothing. Noah wasn’t available for the first 12 contests of the campaign while serving the remainder of a 20-game suspension. However, the center has watched the..." November 17

  • Mike Conley out at least 2 weeks with heel, Achilles injuries

    Clutch Points "The Memphis Grizzlies will be without point guard Mike Conley for the next two weeks, as he recovers from injuries to his left heel and Achilles soreness, according to Michael Wallace of Grizzlies.com. He is slated to be re-evaluated in the next two weeks to assess his progress and impending..." November 17

  • No Timetable For Mike Conley’s Return

    Hoops Rumors "Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley missed Wednesday’s game against Indiana, and will remain out of the lineup for the foreseeable future. According to a press release from the team, Conley will undergo therapy and treatment on his troublesome left heel and Achilles, but there’s no timetable for his..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • Isaiah Thomas thinks it 'would be lovely' to play the Celtics on the way to NBA Finals

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Thomas has never been shy about former teams. He has that old school it's him against the world mentality and anybody that has ever doubted him is going to know about it. He wrote in the Players' Tribune about how he has always approached teams that gave up on him: He would prove them..." November 17

  • Luke Walton: Lakers who shoot 3-pointers have to make 100 in practice

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-9 on the season, and are last in the NBA in terms of made 3-pointers per-game. But wait, it gets worse! LA is also shooting just 28.8 percent from 3-point range this season, a six point drop from a year ago. And thus, coach Luke Walton has decided to make some..." November 17

  • Luke Walton: No talks of moving Lonzo Ball out of starting 5

    ESPN "Coach Luke Walton says rookie Lonzo Ball remains the Los Angeles Lakers' starting point guard and that there is no talk of moving the No. 2 overall draft pick to the bench. Struggling with his shot, Ball has not played in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' past two games -- a win against the..." November 17

  • Draymond Green responds to Mark Cuban’s criticism over use of term ‘owner’

    San Francisco Chronicle "Speaking Thursday afternoon to a standing-room-only crowd at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Warriors forward Draymond Green detailed why he feels so strongly that “chairman” should replace the term “owner” in sports. “When you look at the word ‘owner,’ it really dates back to..." November 17

  • Celtics' Jaylen Brown plays his heart out after losing best friend

    Boston Herald "The question was standard postgame stuff, something along the lines of what this game means to Jaylen Brown. On any other night, under any other circumstances, Brown might have talked of the thrill of toppling the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors. On any other night, under any..." November 17

  • Bucks Have Interest In Mindaugas Kuzminskas

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks are among the teams with interest in free agent forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas, league sources inform Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). As Scotto notes, Milwaukee doesn’t currently have an open roster spot, so the club would need to make another transaction to clear..." November 17

  • Greg Monroe to make Suns debut with Tyson Chandler out

    Fanrag Sports "Phoenix Suns big man Greg Monroe will be making his debut with his new team on Thursday evening against the Houston Rockets. He will notably be filling in for veteran center Tyson Chandler, who will miss the Western Conference clash due to an illness. Monroe was originally acquired by the Suns..." November 16

  • Kevin Durant Doesn’t Want To Be ‘The Face of the Franchise’

    SLAM Online "Kevin Durant says he’s happy to be in a situation with the Warriors where he’s not the face of the franchise. In a feature by GQ’s Zach Baron, Durant added that he’s “bad at saying, ‘Stand behind me and follow me.’” “Steph Curry is the face of the franchise, and that helps me out, because I..." November 16

  • LeBron James says Draymond Green is 'right on' about playing fewer minutes

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Warriors' Draymond Green isn't a Cavaliers fan, but if he were, he said what would worry him most about this team is LeBron James' minutes. James said he agrees with Green. James played 37 minutes and scored 31 points in the Cavs' 115-107 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, but..." November 16

  • Warriors star Kevin Durant on loyalty in NBA: 'Ain't no such thing'

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant is finally at peace. In an exclusive interview with Bleacher Report, the Warriors star opened up about his journey from Oklahoma City to the Bay Area, saying the hardship and criticism he endured on his way to an NBA title made him the player he is today. "Once we won, I'm..." November 16

  • Lakers may have to include Julius Randle in order to trade Luol Deng

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers have made it clear that once the right situation comes around that they’ll be parting ways with Luol Deng one way or another. Deng wants out of Los Angeles because he’s fallen out of Luke Walton’s rotation and even though both sides want to make this happen, it may not be..." November 16

  • Nuggets Were Close To Eric Bledsoe Trade

    Hoops Rumors "Denver was in the “red zone” on a potential trade for Eric Bledsoe last month, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN. Complete details aren’t provided, but Lowe believes Phoenix would have received Emmanuel Mudiay and a first-round pick. Negotiations with the Suns eventually fell apart and the Nuggets..." November 16

  • Paul George says the Thunder are "starting to come together"

    247 Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder have been up-and-down throughout the first 14 games this season. However, the Thunder are currently riding a three-game winning streak. Most recently, Oklahoma City defeated the Chicago Bulls 92-79 on Wednesday night. Star forward Paul George said after the game that..." November 16

  • Stephen Curry to Teach Basketball Classes Online

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry announced Thursday that he will soon become an instructor for online basketball classes. According to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes, the two-time NBA MVP and two-time NBA champion said the following about his new venture: "If I think about where I was when..." November 16

  • Knicks have three Joakim Noah options and no easy answers

    New York Post "Joakim Noah has gone from being banished by the NBA for taking a banned supplement to being banished by his own team. For the second straight game since returning from his 20-game drug suspension dating to last season, the $72 million man was inactive Wednesday and Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek..." November 16

  • Glen Taylor says Wolves have offered numerous times to retire KG’s number – they’re waiting on him

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "The Timberwolves are ready and willing to retire the most obvious candidate in franchise history. The question: Is he ready? Wolves owner Glen Taylor said Monday in a radio interview with 1500ESPN that he’s open to the idea of retiring Kevin Garnett’s No. 21. But Garnett has been “silent” on..." November 16

  • Denver Was Unwilling To Include Jamal Murray For Kyrie Irving

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets would not include Jamal Murray in trade talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving. If Denver had offered Cleveland a package of Murray, Wilson Chandler and a top-3 protected first round pick for Irving." November 16

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid makes NBA history, but says he's still only at '69 percent'

    CBS Sports "Not many players can say they've done something that no NBA player has ever done before. After Wednesday, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid can proudly make that claim. In a thoroughly dominating performance, Embiid finished with career-highs in points (46), assists (seven), blocks (seven),..." November 16

  • Zach LaVine Could Be Cleared For Contact Practices As Early As Next Week

    Dime Magazine "Zach LaVine is one of the most explosive athletes the league has seen since Toronto-era Vince Carter in the early 2000s. He’s a two-time dunk champ, and during his first few seasons in Minnesota, he established himself as a versatile offensive threat and one of the Timberwolves’ three-headed hydra..." November 16

  • LeBron James: Cavs Benefitting from Extra Rest

    SLAM Online "LeBron James and his “old” Cavs teammates have benefited from an adjustment to their travel itinerary, according to the 32-year-old superstar. Cleveland concluded its four-game road trip Wednesday night with a 115-107 win against the Hornets, and slept in Charlotte instead of flying out..." November 16

  • Sources: 76ers, Robert Covington finalizing four-year, $62 million contract extension

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington is finalizing a four-year, $62 million contract extension, league sources told ESPN. Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Covington's representatives with CAA Sports are expecting a signed agreement as soon as the end of this week, league..." November 16

  • Lauri Markkanen will remain Bulls starter when Nikola Mirotic cleared to play

    Chicago Tribune "Fred Hoiberg said it hasn't yet been determined whether Nikola Mirotic will travel on the Bulls' four-game trip that begins Sunday in Phoenix. What is settled is who will be the starting power forward when Mirotic is physically cleared to play. "I would say Lauri (Markkanen) is our starter..." November 16

  • Mavericks Exploring Upgrade Opportunities

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks entered the day with the worst record in the league and the franchise is looking to make improvements. Coach Rick Carlisle alluded to the team’s unbalanced roster being a primary reason for the poor start and he indicated that the team is in the market for anybody who can help them,..." November 16

  • With Jeff Hornacek truly in charge, Kristaps Porzingis says Knicks confident in offense

    ESPN "Kristaps Porzingis says the organization has more "confidence" in the Knicks' offense this season now that head coach Jeff Hornacek is "running his own stuff." Last year, under the influence of ex-team president Phil Jackson, Hornacek blended aspects of Jackson's triangle offense into sets that..." November 15

  • Kyrie Irving is either a phenomenal troll or the most 'woke' player in the NBA

    CBS Sports "The Celtics are good this season and Kyrie Irving is still good at basketball. But Irving is still waging a war on not only science, but common sense as we know it. Irving said last season that the Earth is flat, which bizarrely spread in the sporting world until we had actual flat vs. round..." November 15

  • Draymond Green: Cavaliers fans should worry about LeBron James’ workload, not slow start

    Pro Basketball Talk "Draymond Green called Warriors-Cavaliers a rivalry, and he has done his part to make it one. He said he wanted to destroy the Cavs, called them boring and called their fans dumb. So, with Cleveland 7-7 and playing the NBA’s worst defense, Green didn’t pass up an opportunity to size up the team..." November 15

  • Ben Simmons to Play for Australia in 2020 Olympics

    SLAM Online "Ben Simmons says he’ll suit up for the Aussie Boomers at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Simmons, 21, was born in Melbourne, and says “Australian basketball is going in the right direction.” The star rookie is averaging 17.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and 7.5 assists for the Philadelphia Sixers." November 15

  • Marcus Smart is the NBA's worst shooter, so why is he so crucial to the Celtics' offense?

    CBS Sports "Marcus Smart is literally the worst shooter in the NBA, at least right now. Of any player averaging at least 10 shots a game, Smart has the worst field goal percentage, league-wide, at 28.1 percent. Of all players with at least 1,800 shots in their career, Smart has the 57th lowest mark in NBA..." November 15

  • After a big statistical game, Wizards’ Marcin Gortat records a team high in words

    Washington Post "At various times over the course of an NBA regular season, Marcin Gortat feels like talking. And when he does, towering above assembled reporters and not quite answering the questions as he does speak his mind, the breadth of the Washington Wizards center’s personality goes on display. Once teed..." November 15

  • Steve Kerr: Boston Celtics should be East's best 'for long time to come'

    NBA.com "Disaster struck the Celtics just five minutes into their season-opener, when star free-agent signing Gordon Hayward was lost for the season with a gruesome leg injury. Virtually everything has gone their way since, with a 13-game win streak pushing them atop the Eastern Conference even as..." November 15

  • Klay Thompson rebuffs rumor of him dating model Abigail Ratchford

    San Jose Mercury News "Klay Thompson seemingly dismissed that he is dating supermodel Abigail Ratchford in an interview Tuesday with Damon Bruce of 95.7 The Game. In an Instagram post this past summer, Ratchford might have insinuated she had relations with Thompson — whose aloofness in reply to Bruce’s inquiry on..." November 15

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • Knicks are loving their offense without Phil Jackson

    New York Post "LeBron James paid a backhanded compliment to Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek for his newfangled, high-speed offense that’s not the triangle. And Hornacek didn’t tip-toe around the issue any longer, that former president Phil Jackson’s methodical system offense has been completely scuttled, though..." November 15