• Report: Teams are calling Clippers about DeAndre Jordan trades

    Pro Basketball Talk "Injuries have ravaged the Clippers. They started the season 4-0 have been without three starters from opening night: Milos Teodosic (plantar fascia injury, he is still in a walking boot), Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute), and now point guard Patrick Beverley is out for the season after..." November 24

  • The Raptors Remade Their Mind-Set, Not Their Roster. It’s Working.

    New York Times "Masai Ujiri, the president of the Toronto Raptors, had seen enough high-powered offenses to recognize that the N.B.A. had turned into the autobahn. The problem was that his players were still chugging along in a Studebaker. But that was all about to change. The Raptors would finally embrace..." November 24

  • Knicks Feared Hawks Would Match $71 Million Offer for Tim Hardaway Jr

    SLAM Online "The Knicks raised more than a few eyebrows when they offered a four-year, $71 million deal to Tim Hardaway Jr last summer, but they were worried that Atlanta would match it. Instead, the Hawks declined to bring the restricted free agent back, and Hardaway Jr is now back in New York and..." November 24

  • Russell Westbrook on dust-up with Kevin Durant: 'I play the same way every night'

    ESPN "Tensions ran hot between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant on the court once again, as the two went forehead-to-forehead briefly in the third quarter and were each assessed a technical foul in the Thunder's 108-91 win over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. "Man, that's just ball,"..." November 23

  • Paul George is confident Thunder will ‘get it right’

    The Undefeated "First-year Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George is an avid fisherman who recently introduced some local elementary school kids to the sport. The four-time NBA All-Star guard offered some words of advice to those novices with a fishing pole that also could apply to his slow-starting..." November 23

  • 25 Players Still On Non-Guaranteed 2017/18 Salaries

    Hoops Rumors "There are 25 players around the NBA playing on 2017/18 salaries that aren’t yet fully guaranteed. While having those salaries guaranteed will be a mere formality for some players, others may be at risk of losing their roster spot with decision day nearing. If teams keep non-guaranteed players..." November 23

  • Michael Jordan personally sends fan replacement jersey to replace stolen one

    The Sports Daily "Michael Jordan came through with a great gesture for a fan who recently had a jersey stolen from a Wisconsin home. The fan previously had a signed No. 45 Michael Jordan jersey stolen when a house belonging to her grandfather was burglarized. The jersey meant a lot to her, as Jordan personally..." November 23

  • Kevin Durant called Russell Westbrook a ‘pu**y’ during altercation

    Clutch Points "As expected, the first meeting between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder this was not without heightened emotions, as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had their own heated exchange. The two went face-to-face after the reigning MVP almost stole the ball, and many wondered..." November 23

  • Knicks’ Enes Kanter thrilled Thunder fulfilled his parting wish

    Larry Brown Sports "Enes Kanter is now a member of the New York Knicks, but his heart was still very much with Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. Kanter played two and a half seasons with the Thunder and was teammates with Kevin Durant for one and half of them. He was a part of the team’s run to the Western..." November 23

  • Kyrie Irving: It Was Time for Celtics' Winning Streak to End

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving told reporters the Boston Celtics were due for a slip-up after their 16-game winning streak was snapped with a 104-98 loss to the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on Wednesday night. "There's still a lot to accomplish going forward," Irving said, according to ESPN's Israel..." November 23

  • Kevin Durant says it’s not only about him and Russell Westbrook

    Fanrag Sports "The Golden State Warriors ultimately came up short against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday evening while superstar forward Kevin Durant notably returned to where it all began. Even so, the Warriors swingman still insists that these games are not only about him and Thunder point guard..." November 23

  • Julius Randle continues to make case for bigger role with Lakers

    Orange County Register "Since Julius Randle arrived at training camp as the presumptive starter at power forward, his third full season with the Lakers has been one of needing to prove himself. He lost the starting job to Larry Nance Jr., by the fourth preseason game. The Lakers did not offer him a fairly standard..." November 23

  • Kevin Durant And His Mom Think The Perceived Beef With Russell Westbrook Is ‘Too Hyped’

    Dime Magazine "Russell Westbrook got the best of Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, scoring 34 points with a near-triple double to propel the Oklahoma City Thunder to a lopsided victory. While that result was somewhat unexpected, the headliner of the evening was Westbrook and Durant..." November 23

  • Joel Embiid: ‘I’m the Best Defensive Player in the League’

    SLAM Online "Joel Embiid says he’s the NBA’s top defensive player, “not to be cocky” or anything. Embiid’s massive block on a driving Damian Lillard punctuated the Sixers’ 101-81 win Wednesday night against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers. The big fella lead Philly with a 28 points, 12 rebounds and..." November 23

  • Jordan Bell: Rookie year with Warriors 'like being a freshman all over again'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Warriors rookie Jordan Bell made an instant impact for the team this season. But as of late, his playing time has dwindled. In four of the Warriors' last five games, Bell has been inactive. “It's just the life of a rookie,” Bell said to The Athletic. “That's what Steve Kerr always tells me...." November 23

  • Bobby Portis has put Oct. 17 behind him, even if road fans haven’t

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bobby Portis still isn’t running away from what he did. Fans on the road make sure of that, eagerly bringing up the punching incident whenever possible. But Portis is hearing the noise less and less. In the Bulls’ locker room, it’s hardly a topic these days. Coach Fred Hoiberg freely..." November 23

  • Draymond Green on double techs: 'Maybe everyone should stop playing with passion'

    CBS Sports "Draymond Green is an emotional guy that plays with a fire and demeanor that can get him into trouble. He'll pick up technical fouls for a lot of reasons whether it's arguing with officials, talking trash, or getting too physical with his opponents. He was once suspended from a game in the NBA..." November 23

  • Detailing the Lee-Hornacek spat that changed everything

    New York Post "The Knicks had just completed a first half that was … gee, what’s the word? Oh, right. Lousy. So coach Jeff Hornacek let his gang know, collectively and individually. “We came in here, watched film and coach kind of got on me,” Courtney Lee said. “I really didn’t like what was being..." November 23

  • Luc Mbah a Moute's plus-57 best in NBA since 2001

    ESPN "On a night when Chris Paul starred in his Rockets home debut, another player who made the move from Lob City to Houston over the summer had the most impressive statistic in the box score. The Rockets outscored the Denver Nuggets by 57 points in reserve forward Luc Mbah a Moute's 26 minutes..." November 23

  • Sixers fans chant ‘We want Okafor’ in support of Jahlil Okafor at Blazers game

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers enjoyed a comfy lead over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night, getting ahead early, as they honed into a struggling C.J. McCollum, who hit only one of his 14 field goal attempts for the game. The game was a foregone conclusion in favor of the home team’s fans,..." November 23

  • Pistons center Andre Drummond must fight being too 'unselfish'

    Detroit Free Press "With Reggie Jackson playing well, the Cleveland Cavaliers dusted off an old strategy for the Detroit Pistons. In Monday night’s 116-88 victory, the Cavs blitzed Jackson pick-and-rolls, forcing Jackson to move the basketball. Jackson was reluctant to get off the ball early in the 2016..." November 23

  • How the Nuggets plan to move on without “go-to guy” Paul Millsap

    Denver Post "The Denver Nuggets took the floor for Wednesday morning’s shootaround at the Toyota Center without Paul Millsap, who had returned to Denver to seek more medical care on his injured left wrist. Teammates and coaches acknowledged they already miss Millsap, the Nuggets’ four-time all-star,..." November 23

  • 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