• The Bulls pulled off an all-time tanking loss Thursday against the Sixers

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Bulls are tanking. They aren't going to come out and say as much, especially after Mark Cuban was fined $600,000 for doing so, but they're definitely tanking. For their game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, they simply sat Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday despite nothing..." February 23

  • Anthony Davis Doesn't Plan on Leaving Pelicans in Next Couple Years

    Bleacher Report "New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis reassured the team's fans he doesn't plan on trying to engineer his exit from New Orleans before his contract expires after the 2020-21 season, but he didn't rule out the possibility of leaving in free agency. "I’m here until 2021, and then I'll make a..." February 23

  • Cavs Could Screw Themselves With Latest Report on Potential LeBron Contract

    12 Up "​The Cleveland Cavaliers ​reshaped their entire roster at the trade deadline to get themselves in a better position to compete for a championship in 2018. While the team has improved its chances this season, the Cavs need LeBron James to continue competing in the future. James is expected to..." February 23

  • The Pelicans Dunked On Skip Bayless For Calling Anthony Davis The NBA’s Most Overrated Player

    Dime Magazine "Just a few short seasons ago, the basketball world was unanimously hailing Anthony Davis as the NBA’s newest superstar in the making. His length and his athleticism, combined with a hyper-versatile skill-set, made him the prototype of what we now consider the modern unicorn, and his eye-popping..." February 23

  • Drake Might Leave Jordan Brand for Adidas, According to Multiple Reports

    SLAM Online "Drake signed a deal with Jordan Brand at the end of 2013. He’s had exclusive and limited Air Jordan colorways release in the years since, as well as apparel that’s featured his signature OVO branding. Though the Air Jordan XII, Air Jordan X and Air Jordan VIII have been given the Drake..." February 23

  • Knicks still have yet to decide how they’ll proceed with exiled Joakim Noah, who has interest around the league

    New York Daily News "Joakim Noah may never suit up again for the Knicks, but the exiled center will have plenty of desirable options should he negotiate a buyout with the club. According to league sources, several playoff-bound teams are closely monitoring Noah’s situation in New York and would push to sign him if..." February 23

  • No-Trade Clause Could Be Sticking Point Between LeBron James, Cavs

    Real GM Basketball "If LeBron James becomes a free agent this offseason and holds talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a new contract, there are some who believe his no-trade clause will be a sticking point. James has been on a no-trade clause since returning to the Cavaliers, which has limited the team's..." February 23

  • Did Nikola Mirotic troll Bobby Portis after Bulls’ loss?

    Larry Brown Sports "Nikola Mirotic dropped an interesting, well-timed tweet on Thursday night that has many wondering whether he was trolling his former team and teammate. Mirotic is now with the New Orleans Pelicans after being traded there by the Chicago Bulls earlier this month. His team was off on Thursday,..." February 23

  • George Hill: 'It's a blessing' to play for Cleveland Cavaliers, have chance at championship again

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Following a brief film session with assistant coach Phil Handy -- something that will become a necessity to get up to speed -- George Hill strolled over to the media section on the opposite side of the luxurious practice court. He was stunned by the setup, with reporters placing their recording..." February 23

  • Grizzlies promise to ‘keep fighting’ for rest of the season

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Veteran Marc Gasol is as healthy as he’s been at this point in an NBA season. The center insists he’ll continue to push himself through a campaign that won’t include a playoff berth. The Grizzlies are seeing their younger players develop. Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff is showing passion,..." February 23

  • NBA to set up confidential hotline to report sexual harassment, other issues

    USA Today "The NBA is launching a hotline to report sexual harassment and other forms of misconduct confidentially, according to a letter sent to all 30 teams by commissioner Adam Silver. Silver sent the letter Thursday, two days after a scathing Sports Illustrated report detailed years of alleged..." February 22

  • LeBron questioned GM Altman's absence earlier this season

    ESPN "Tristan Thompson bounced offstage following a panel discussion about "The Carter Effect" -- the Uninterrupted-produced documentary about how Vince Carter helped instill a love for hoops in Thompson and a whole generation of Canadian basketball players -- and spoke about his love for the moves the..." February 22

  • Joel Embiid already recruiting Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Sportsnaut "Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t be a free agent until the summer of 2021, but Joel Embiid is already laying the groundwork for bringing the Milwaukee Bucks star to the Philadelphia 76ers. According to Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Antetokounmpo said he spoke with Embiid during..." February 22

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: I could never see myself playing for Los Angeles

    Pro Basketball Talk "All-Star Weekend was (at least) an implicit recruiting tool for the Lakers and Clippers. The host teams could show off Los Angeles – the beautiful weather in middle of winter, the nightlife, the glitz and glamour. LeBron James‘ praise drew the most attention: I think L.A. is a perfect..." February 22

  • Tim Donaghy Off The Hook In Agg. Assault Case

    TMZ "Tim Donaghy ain't goin' back to prison ... 'cause officials in Florida are NOT filing charges against the ex-NBA ref after allegedly threatening a man with a hammer ... TMZ Sports has learned. We broke the story ... Donaghy was arrested on December 19, 2017 and booked for aggravated assault --..." February 22

  • Nuggets coach Mike Malone offering $10 to every fan who attends game vs Clippers

    Larry Brown Sports "Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone is taking marketing into his own hands. In an appearance Thursday on “The Vic Lombardi Show,” Malone revealed an added perk for fans who attend a Feb. 27 home game against the LA Clippers. “Any fan that comes to the Pepsi Center that night, we’re going to..." February 22

  • Lonzo Ball to Make Return from Knee Injury vs. Mavericks

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball will make his return to action from a sprained left MCL on Friday night against the Dallas Mavericks, according to the Big Baller Brand's Twitter account." February 22

  • NBA Rumors: Kawhi Leonard's Friction With Spurs Could Relate to 2019 Free Agency

    12 Up "​The San Antonio Spurs are one of the most respected franchises in sports. Not only have they won five NBA championships in the last 19 seasons, but for 18 straight years going into this one, they've had 50-plus wins per season. The Spurs' franchise is a model of greatness and consistency that..." February 22

  • Adam Silver could terminate Mark Cuban’s ownership of team as ‘nuclear option’

    Clutch Points "Mark Cuban’s last couple of days have been showered in shame and disgrace after a Sports Illustrated investigative report unmasked the corrosive culture in the organization with a closetful of sexual harassment claims through a near two-decade period. While the outstanding culprit was former..." February 22

  • Dwyane Wade’s Miami Heat ‘Vice’ Jersey Will Restock Just In Time For Free Agency

    Dime Magazine "Fans of the Miami Heat are thrilled that the best player in franchise history, Dwyane Wade, is back where it all began. In fact, fans around the NBA are generally pleased with the future Hall of Fame shooting guard returning to Miami and there has been a great deal of interest surrounding the..." February 22

  • Tension between Kevin Love, teammates reportedly began last season

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Love was the target of some criticism from teammates — mostly former ones — in January after he left a game with an illness and missed a practice, but apparently there have been some issues between him and other Cleveland Cavaliers players since last season. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin provided..." February 22

  • Report | Wizards to sign Ramon Sessions to 10-day deal

    Fanrag Sports "The Washington Wizards will sign veteran point guard Ramon Sessions to a 10-day contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. This will mark Sessions’ second stint with the Wizards. He originally was acquired by Washington in a trade with the Sacramento Kings during the 2014-15 campaign..." February 22

  • Popovich: Kawhi Leonard will not return in playoffs

    247 Sports "If Kawhi Leonard isn't coming back during the regular season, he sure isn't returning in the postseason. According to San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, if Leonard doesn't return during the course of the regular season, then he won't be pressed into action during the postseason: It..." February 22

  • The NBA is having real discussions about a playoffs play-in tournament

    ESPN "Recent comments from NBA commissioner Adam Silver about tweaking the league's playoff format drew intense media coverage, but sources say there is also some behind-the-scenes momentum for the idea of a play-in tournament determining the last two seeds in each conference -- to the point that two..." February 22

  • It looks like Knicks decided who gets first shot at point guard

    New York Post "The formal part of Knicks practice was over Wednesday. Some players hoisted shots, some did interviews on camera. Off to the side, coach Jeff Hornacek huddled with Emmanuel Mudiay, who at the end of the talk put in additional running. On Tuesday night, Mudiay worked often with the first unit, a..." February 22

  • Report: Kyrie Irving found out Cavs discussed trading him in ‘sloppy’ meeting

    Larry Brown Sports "When Kyrie Irving went to the Cleveland Cavaliers and demanded a trade last summer, it was widely reported that he no longer wanted to play with LeBron James. While that may have been true, it appears there were other important factors that have not received as much attention. ESPN’s Dave..." February 22

  • Magic's Aaron Gordon could dictate market for flawed class of restricted free agents

    Sporting News "The reality of the much-hyped NBA free agent class of 2018, which received ample attention over All-Star weekend, is that beyond the first handful of guys, things get dicey quickly. There’s one guy not going anywhere — Warriors forward Kevin Durant — and three guys who are marginal candidates..." February 22

  • Will Sixers receive Lakers' 1st-round pick? Checking in on the trade

    Newark Star-Ledger "The NBA All-Star break is over, so for much of the league, the race for the playoffs begins in earnest. For the teams out of playoff contention, it's tanking season, time to position themselves for a better chance at winning the lottery and the opportunity to draft a potential superstar like..." February 22

  • Eddie House says LeBron James "quit" during 2011 NBA Finals

    247 Sports "For years, the conversation surrounding LeBron James dealt with comparing his talent to that of Michael Jordan. According to most, James has firmly entrenched himself as the second best NBA player of all-time behind Jordan. However, former guard Eddie House joined "Undisputed on Wednesday and..." February 22

  • Paul Millsap practices, but is unlikely to play this week

    NBA.com "The Denver Nuggets have had to navigate the majority of the 2017-18 season without their big offseason addition, Paul Millsap. Good news appears to be on the horizon, though, as the former All-Star is closing in on a return. Millsap has been out since mid November after suffering a torn..." February 22

  • Should Mark Cuban be forced to sell Dallas Mavericks?

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks are under the microscope after a Sports Illustrated investigative report was released painting a picture of an “animal house” organization that had a history of harboring misogynists and sexual predators. Mark Cuban is known as one of the most hands-on owners throughout the..." February 22

  • Former NBA Legend Allen Iverson Loses His 3rd Mansion To Foreclosure

    Total Pro Sports "This is definitely not the answer. Former Philadelphia 76ers legend Allen Iverson is in a bit of a financial rut after he just recently lost his third home to foreclosure. BOSSIP has the details: “Wells Fargo sued the NBA great to foreclose on his Alpharetta, Ga. mansion last year,..." February 22

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard cleared medically, seeking second opinion

    Pro Basketball Talk "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he’d be surprised if Kawhi Leonard played again this season, a stark reversal from just a month ago. Back then, even while announcing Leonard was out indefinitely with a quad injury, the San Antonio coach said Leonard wouldn’t miss the rest of the season. What’s..." February 22

  • Kawhi In Control Of Whether He Returns To Play This Season

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs are allowing Kawhi Leonard to make the decision on whether or not he plays this season. Leonard spent 10 days before the All-Star break consulting with a specialist on his right quad injury. Leonard has been medically cleared to return from the right quad tendinopathy..." February 22

  • Dirk Was ‘Disgusted’ By The Report Of Sexual Misconduct In The Mavs Offices

    Dime Magazine "The Dallas Mavericks have been the talk of the NBA world over the past 24 hours after a damning report from Jessica Luther and Jon Wertheim in Sports Illustrated, citing multiple current and former employees of the organization, pointed out numerous incidents of sexual misconduct in the Mavs’..." February 22

  • Nets determined to make Russell-Dinwiddie pairing work

    New York Post "The Nets will pair D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie together more in the second half of the season. Now they have to figure out how they fit, and how the rest of the pieces fit around them. “Assuming his minutes go up, I’d certainly hope so,” Dinwiddie said. “Because if not then that..." February 22

  • Marcus Smart needed glass shard removed from hand after punching frame

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Smart had to learn the hard way that punching any sort of glass-based object may be hazardous to your health. The Boston Celtics guard, who has not played since lacerating his right hand striking a picture frame last month, said on Wednesday that he needed a shard of glass removed from..." February 22

  • Report: Warriors to visit with kids in lieu of White House trip

    247 Sports "In lieu of a taking a trip to the White House at the end of February to celebrate their recent title, the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors will visit with local children, according to a report from ESPN.com's Chris Haynes and Ramona Shelburne. In September, President Donald Trump..." February 22

  • While Myles Turner awaits his 'man strength,' he's still a Pacers building block

    Indianapolis Star "Here are three indisputable facts about Indiana Pacers big man Myles Turner. His scoring (13.5) and rebounding (6.6) averages have receded from last season, while his shot-blocking (2.1) and effective field goal percentage (52.2 percent) have leveled off, meaning that the 2015 first-round pick..." February 22

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson enters next stage in rehab process

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons returned from the All-Star break Wednesday still uncertain when Reggie Jackson can begin practicing, let alone when he'll be cleared to play, but there are some encouraging signs. Jackson is entering the next stage of his rehabilitation this week following his Grade 3 right..." February 22

  • Cavaliers to sign Marcus Thornton of Canton Charge to 10-day contract

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a 10-day contract with Canton Charge guard Marcus Thornton, a source confirmed to cleveland.com Wednesday night. The Cavaliers had a two-week window following the trade deadline to sign a 14th player, needing to make the move before Thursday's matchup..." February 22

  • Phoenix Suns GM not planning to ‘strategically rest’ players as he did last season

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns have been a mess all season. Even though the development of franchise superstar Devin Booker is coming along exceptionally, the Suns haven’t secured any type of success or progress this year. Part of that has to do with the makeup of their current roster. Sans Booker, the Suns..." February 22

  • Gregg Popovich: 'I'll Be Surprised' If Kawhi Leonard Returns This Season

    Bleacher Report "The San Antonio Spurs may have to make do without superstar Kawhi Leonard for the rest of the 2017-18 season. Head coach Gregg Popovich said Wednesday he would be surprised to see Leonard back on the floor this season, according to Michael C. Wright of ESPN. "We've got to move on," Popovich..." February 21

  • Seattle to host Warriors-Kings preseason game

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings and Golden State Warriors have scheduled a preseason game next season in Seattle, according to multiple league sources. The Oct. 6 meeting between Northern California teams will be the first NBA game in the Key Arena since the Sonics moved to Oklahoma City after the 2007-08 season and..." February 21

  • Mark Cuban’s fine third-largest known fine in NBA history

    Pro Basketball Talk "While explaining how he told his players the team was better off losing this season, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said “I’m probably not supposed to say this” and “Adam would hate hearing that.” Cuban was right. NBA commissioner Adam Silver fined Cuban $600,000 for “public statements..." February 21

  • The List of Crazy LeBron James Conspiracy Theories Just Keeps Growing

    Complex "During NBA All-Star Weekend, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver mentioned that the league is considering potentially altering its playoff system. Instead of having the teams divided by conference—with seeds 1 through 8 in the East and seeds 1 through 8 in the West—the change would mean all 16 teams..." February 21

  • Dennis Smith Jr. planned to have J. Cole dunk in dunk-contest routine

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. seemed pretty steamed about getting eliminated in the first round of the dunk contest: The dunk-contest scoring system – five judges ranking dunks on a scale of 6-10 – is plenty flawed. There should have been a larger difference between the Smith and Victor..." February 21

  • LeBron James Doesn’t Think NBA Should Change Postseason Format

    SLAM Online "During All-Star Weekend, commissioner Adam Silver told reporters that the League is considering changing the current playoff format, perhaps eliminating conferences and instead seeding the tournament 1-16. On Wednesday, LeBron James said he disagrees with altering the way things are, via..." February 21

  • Mark Cuban Fined $600K For Tanking Comments

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has fined Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600K for suggesting that his team could benefit by losing games for the rest of the season, tweets Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post. Cuban’s comments came during a recent appearance on Julius Erving’s House Call with Dr. J podcast. The..." February 21

  • Mark Cuban: Not Firing Reporter After Domestic Violence a 'Horrible Mistake'

    Bleacher Report "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took sole responsibility for not firing Mavericks.com reporter Earl K. Sneed following two domestic violence incidents, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com by calling it a "horrible mistake." "I want to be clear, I'm not putting the blame on anybody else,"..." February 21

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