• LeBron admits Cavs are worried about Lue's health

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There is obviously something wrong with Tyronn Lue. He's missed parts or all of three games because of the same illness. He won't speak publicly as to what it is and team officials and players don't feel comfortable sharing Lue's secret. But, as any fan can see, Lue's dealing with something...." March 18

  • 'Big Baby' Davis denies drug charges while eating fried chicken next to stacks of cash

    CBS Sports "Former NBA champion Glen 'Big Baby' Davis was arrested in February and charged with drug possession and distribution, but he's urging the public not to believe everything they hear. Davis posted an Instagram video on Saturday in which he appears alongside a briefcase full of cash while scarfing..." March 18

  • Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry goes off on officiating after losing to Rockets

    Sporting News "The Pelicans fell to the Rockets 107-101 on Friday. and New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry wasn't afraid to share his thoughts on how the game was officiated. Gentry was livid and made it clear that he felt the officials were guessing on calls. He also feels the refs do not treat Anthony Davis like..." March 18

  • Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry: James Harden 'is the MVP'

    Houston Chronicle "The Pelicans are promoting star forward Anthony Davis for the Most Valuable Player, but at least one observer believes the race is already over. "In my opinion, (James Harden) is the MVP of the league," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. "It's not even close, really, what he's doing with his..." March 17

  • Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis Denies Drug Charges Against Him On Instagram While Eating Popeyes

    Dime Magazine "Glen “Big Baby” Davis has found himself in the news this weekend for the wrong reasons after it was reported by ABC 2 in Baltimore the former Celtics big man had been arrested in February for marijuana possession and distribution. Davis was arrested in a Hampton Inn in Aberdeen with what police..." March 17

  • Gregg Popovich on if Kawhi Leonard could play in playoffs without playing in regular season

    Clutch Points "Last week, there was plenty of talk about San Antonio Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard returning as early as this Thursday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. According to an article written today by Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich isn’t going to..." March 17

  • Phoenix Suns GM Ryan McDonough: Team will conduct 'wide-ranging' coaching search

    Arizona Central "The last time the Suns had a chance to engage in a coaching search, they didn’t. Phoenix promoted interim coach Earl Watson before the 2016-17 season without interviewing any other coaching candidates. Eighty-five games later, Watson was fired and Jay Triano was named interim coach. The Suns..." March 17

  • Pistons’ Andre Drummond adds jumper to repertoire

    Detroit News "Against the Cleveland Cavaliers two weeks ago, Pistons center Andre Drummond got the ball around the free-throw line in a first-quarter possession. Instead of looking for the next pass or driving to the rim, he flipped the script. Drummond pulled up for a 15-foot jumper and made it. He..." March 17

  • Ty Lue does not come out to coach Cavs for second half due to illness

    Larry Brown Sports "Tyronn Lue did not come to coach the Cavaliers for the second half of their game on Saturday in Chicago. When Cleveland came out for the third quarter of their game against the Bulls, they did so without their head coach, who stayed behind in the locker room." March 17

  • Chriss, Dudley fined $25K each for altercation vs. Jazz

    ESPN "Phoenix Suns' forwards Marquese Chriss and Jared Dudley have been fined $25,000 each for an incident in Thursday's game against the Utah Jazz. The NBA announced the fines following a Flagrant 2 foul call and ejection against Dudley against Ricky Rubio who was shoved whild running full speed on..." March 17

  • Magic To Sign Rodney Purvis To Second 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic plan on signing rookie guard Rodney Purvis to a second 10-day contract, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic. Purvis’ first 10-day deal runs through tonight. Purvis, 24, has appeared in all five games for Orlando during his first 10 days, averaging 3.8 points and 0.6 rebounds..." March 17

  • Michele Roberts to seek contract renewal as NBPA director

    Bleacher Report "National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts is reportedly set to seek a new contract to remain in her role, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Per Wojnarowski, Roberts' original four-year deal will expire in September, and she intends to send a letter to the..." March 17

  • Markelle Fultz injury update: Coach Brett Brown doesn't know if he'll return this season

    Sporting News "Markelle Fultz's return to the 76ers lineup is still a mystery to everyone, including head coach Brett Brown. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Fultz played only the first four games of the year (6.0 points per game) before being sidelined for shoulder soreness and "muscle..." March 17

  • Luke Walton laments lack of toughness in Lakers' close loss to Heat

    ESPN "The frustration was heard loud and clear in Luke Walton's voice after he watched the Miami Heat play "tougher" than the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers lost at home for only the second time since Jan. 5, but what agitated Walton the most was what he didn't see from his team in the 92-91 defeat..." March 17

  • Former NBA big man Glen Davis arrested on drug charges

    Clutch Points "Ever wondered what has happened to former NBA big man Glen Davis? Well, according to a report by Brian Kuebler of ABC2 WMAR Baltimore, the player also known as “Big Baby” has been arrested by authorities back in February when marijuana was discovered in his hotel room. According to court..." March 17

  • Jazz GM ‘disappointed’ over lack of protection from refs

    Larry Brown Sports "Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey was none too pleased about the lack of calls by the referees on Jared Dudley and Marquese Chriss on Thursday. Tempers flared during third quarter of the game between the Jazz and Phoenix Suns. After Utah inbounded the ball following a missed dunk by..." March 17

  • LeBron to Heckler Asking Him Where Kyrie Irving Is: 'At Your Mama's House'

    Complex "When it comes to responding to hecklers, LeBron James is no novice (in fact, here's a quick list to brush up on) and on Thursday night in Portland he added to that rundown by filling a Blazers fan in on some unfortunate news. Now this particular response takes a little bit of concentration to..." March 17

  • Kevin Durant Out at Least 2 Weeks After Rib Injury Diagnosed as Fracture

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant is the latest Golden State Warriors star to be sidelined by an injury. The 2014 NBA MVP had already been ruled out of Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings due to sore ribs, but it apparently isn't only a day-to-day injury. According to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco..." March 16

  • David Stockton, son of John, will sign a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz

    Deseret News "Like father, like son. Another Stockton is reportedly heading to Salt Lake City. David Stockton, the son of Utah Jazz great John Stockton, will sign a 10-day contract to his father’s former team, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. David is a former Gonzaga floor general and most..." March 16

  • Doc Rivers fined $15,000 for comments on officiating in loss to Rockets

    Pro Basketball Talk "Doc Rivers, break out your checkbook, you have a fine to write to the league. The Clippers lost to the Rockets 101-96 in Houston Tuesday night. The Clippers actually did a good job on the Rockets defensively, they lost the game in two other categories: 1) Houston grabbed the offensive rebound..." March 16

  • Knicks' Enes Kanter says focus needs to be on winning, not development

    ESPN "Enes Kanter has no interest in the New York Knicks -- or any other team out of playoff contention -- giving younger players a chance to develop during games at the expense of winning. "Let me tell you something, man: They can develop guys in the G League. This is not the time to develop young..." March 16

  • Wizards To Sign Ramon Sessions For Season

    Hoops Rumors "After his second 10-day contract with the Wizards expired this week, Ramon Sessions is set to sign a rest-of-season deal with the club, according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post (Twitter link). The club will have one open roster spot even after re-signing Sessions, no corresponding move..." March 16

  • Silver on 1-16 playoff seeding: “We’re not ready to make a change yet”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Right now in the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets are on the outside looking in, a game back of the eight seed. However, if the NBA were seeded 1-16 regardless of conference, the Nuggets would be in as the 16 seed (Denver and the L.A. Clippers would be in, Milwaukee and Miami would be..." March 16

  • Marcus Smart Undergoing Thumb Surgery, Might Be Possibility For Playoffs

    CBS Boston "It’s a bit of good news and bad news for the Boston Celtics on Friday. The bad news: Marcus Smart needs surgery on his hand. The good news? He may be able to return to the court during the postseason. That’s all according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reported the news around midday on..." March 16

  • Anthony Davis says he’s ‘forever indebted’ to the late Tom Benson

    Sportress of Blogitude "Anthony Davis on Friday honored the memory of New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson, who passed away Thursday at the age of 90. The Pelicans drafted Davis with the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, which came only months after Benson, who also owned the New Orleans Saints, acquired the..." March 16

  • Kevin Durant out, Draymond Green, David West to return tonight vs. Kings

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors will not have their main source of firepower with Kevin Durant listed as out with soreness in his ribs, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. Luckily the team will get back some of the defensive mettle as forwards Draymond Green and David West are set to return..." March 16

  • Schroder: Dwight plays well vs. former teams, 'but that's like 4 games'

    247 Sports "Hey, Dennis Schroder is no longer teammates with Dwight Howard, so he can say whatever he wants. As Howard's Charlotte Hornets manhandled Schroder's Atlanta Hawks due to the All-Star center's 33-point, 12-rebound performance, the Hawks guard managed to take a shot at his former teammate in the..." March 16

  • Rivers: Officiating in Rockets-Clippers 'a complete joke'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers may soon be on the receiving end of a fine from the league office. Following his squad's 101-96 loss to the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on Thursday night, Rivers told reporters he thought the officiating was "a complete joke." "I don't say..." March 16

  • Celtics came close to trading Paul Pierce for Chris Paul

    Boston "Daryl Morey has apparently coveted Chris Paul for a very long time. According to ESPN reporter Jackie MacMullan, the Houston Rockets general manager has been “chasing” Paul since his days in the Boston Celtics front office — and once got agonizingly close to bringing the future Hall of Fame..." March 16

  • LeBron James: Playing without Kevin Love challenging for Cavaliers

    ESPN "Following a 113-105 loss to the Trail Blazers on Thursday in which his 35 points, 14 rebounds and six assists weren't enough to avoid the Cleveland Cavaliers' third defeat in their last pour games, LeBron James admitted how much the absence of Kevin Love is affecting the Cavs. "It's been a long..." March 16

  • LeBron James goes OFF on Tyronn Lue

    247 Sports "LeBron James is fed up with the Cleveland Cavaliers' struggles. As the Cavaliers are on their way to another loss as they trail 103-88 versus the Portland Trail Blazers, the four-time MVP went OFF on his head coach, Tyronn Lue. This is not a good look for a team that has now lost six of..." March 16

  • Arizona's Deandre Ayton, Allonzo Trier declare for NBA Draft after stunning loss

    Zagsblog "In the wake of Arizona’s 89-68 blowout loss to Buffalo Thursday night, Arizona stars Deandre Ayton and Allonzo Trier both declared for the NBA Draft. The 7-foot Ayton is the projected No. 1 pick via ESPN.com. while the 6-3 Trier is projected at No. 57. “Next for me is finishing out school..." March 16

  • Ben Simmons 3rd rookie in history to reach 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons recorded his eighth triple-double on Thursday night in a win over the New York Knicks, the second-highest total for a rookie in NBA history. With 13 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists against the Knicks, Simmons broke a tie with Hall of Famer Magic..." March 16

  • Nike president Trevor Edwards resigns as company alludes to workplace issues

    ESPN "Nike president Trevor Edwards has resigned and will retire in August, the brand announced Thursday, moments after Nike sent out a company-wide email to its employees alluding to workplace behavior issues. "Over the past few weeks, we've become aware of reports occurring within our organization..." March 15

  • Pelicans and Saints Owner Tom Benson Passes Away at Age 90

    NBA.com "Tom Benson, 90, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 15 at Ochsner Medical Center with his wife Gayle Marie Benson at his side. Mr. Benson was hospitalized with the flu on Feb. 16. Thomas Milton Benson, Jr. was born on July 12, 1927 in New Orleans to Thomas Milton Benson Sr. and Carmelite..." March 15

  • Damian Lillard has LeBron James' attention: 'That guy's a superstar in our league'

    USA Today "The Portland Trail Blazers are the hottest team in the league, riding a 10-game win streak into Thursday night’s matchup against LeBron James and the Cavs. Leading the way for the Blazers has been Damian Lillard, who is averaging over 32 points, six assists and four rebounds over the 10 wins...." March 15

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant questionable Friday with sore ribs

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is listed as questionable for Friday night's home game against the Sacramento Kings because of soreness in his right ribs. Durant went through a normal practice Thursday but had a patch on the ribs after practice. On Wednesday night, Durant scored..." March 15

  • Charlotte crossed Kemba Walker off draft list before NCAA tournament

    Pro Basketball Talk "Here are the NBA draft prospects you should be watching in this year’s NCAA tournament. In 2011, Kemba Walker turned heads while leading UConn to the national title. How much did that improve his draft stock? Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports: Three months before the 2011 NBA draft,..." March 15

  • J.R. Smith, Tyronn Lue give conflicting accounts of benching communication

    ESPN "With the Cavaliers mired in a two-game losing streak, dropping their record to just 6-6 since February's trade deadline, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue decided to shake up his team again by bringing JR Smith off the bench against the Suns on Tuesday and starting Kyle Korver in his place. Korver..." March 15

  • Kyrie Irving May Need Another Surgery on Knee Injury, Danny Ainge Says

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving eventually may need to have another surgical procedure done on his left knee. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said during Thursday's appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher & Rich (via Jay King of MassLive) that the team does expect..." March 15

  • Trae Young's Oklahoma career may be over with tourney loss

    ESPN "Trae Young's season is done, and his college career is likely over as well. The 6-foot-2 Oklahoma freshman guard was held in check for large parts of the game by Rhode Island on Thursday, but he did have some electric stretches and finished with 28 points and seven assists in an 83-78 overtime..." March 15

  • Report: There's 'Optimism' Markelle Fultz Could Return to 76ers This Week

    12 Up "The mystery of Markelle Fultz is ongoing. The top pick from the 2017 NBA Draft has battled through injuries and a ​​baffling jump shot so far in his young NBA career. He's been dealing with a ​shoulder injury/mental struggles with his mechanics, but according to reports, there's been some..." March 15

  • Kristaps Porzingis: ‘I’m Going to Come Back Better and Stronger’

    SLAM Online "Kristaps Porzingis, in his first public comments since suffering a left torn ACL in early February, told reporters that he expects to return as a “better and stronger” player. Porzingis, 22, was back at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday for the first time since the season-ending surgery. " March 15

  • Isaiah Thomas: I'm Not A Sixth Man

    Real GM Basketball "Despite a disappointing 17-18 season in which he's struggled to fully come back from a hip injury, Isaiah Thomas believes he remains a central playing in the NBA as he approaches free agency. “I'm not no sixth man,” Thomas declared in an interview with USA TODAY Sports this week. “And I won't..." March 15

  • Tony Parker: 'At Some Point It Makes No Sense' for Kawhi Leonard Injury Return

    Bleacher Report "San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker suggested on Thursday that time may be running out this season on a Kawhi Leonard return. According to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News, Parker is hopeful that Leonard will return from injury, but he added, "At some point, it makes no sense..." March 15

  • Danny Ainge Reveals Gordon Hayward Recently Suffered Setback In Recovery

    NESN "If Danny Ainge is to be taken at his word, it seems as unlikely as ever that Gordon Hayward returns for the Boston Celtics this season. The C’s president of basketball operations provided a grim update on Hayward’s recovery during an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” on..." March 15

  • Thunder will not rush Adams and George back from injury

    247 Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost a pair of key starters to injuries in their last two games as Steven Adams and Paul George have both gone down leaving Billy Donovan with an even shorter rotation than he is used to having at his disposal. With the Thunder currently in the middle of the rat..." March 15

  • Is something wrong with Joel Embiid's left wrist?

    Philly.com "The 76ers have taken hits for their lack of transparency. And Thursday morning’s shootaround at Asphalt Green might be a reason for more. Or maybe center Joel Embiid just didn’t tell anyone why his left wrist was taped up . The all-star obviously knows why. However, he did not speak to the..." March 15

  • This is the Knicks’ tanking dream come true

    New York Post "New York Knicks, we are talking to you: As many as five lottery picks could be on display at PPG Paints Arena when March Madness begins here Thursday with Oklahoma-Rhode Island. Tanks for nothing? No, tanks for something. Marvin Bagley III (Duke) is the cream of the crop here, but any of..." March 15

  • Clyde Drexler named BIG3 commissioner

    ESPN "Basketball Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler has signed a three-year deal to become the commissioner of the BIG3, the league announced Thursday. Drexler replaces Roger Mason Jr., who confirmed in a statement on Monday that he had been terminated from the role. The BIG3 is a 3-on-3 basketball..." March 15

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