• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

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