• Report: James Harden, Chris Paul and Gerald Green were holding back Trevor Ariza in back hallway

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rockets players James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green and Chris Paul reportedly went through a back hallway to confront Austin Rivers and Blake Griffin in the Clippers’ locker room after last night’s game. That’s one version of the story, at least. But it apparently isn’t the only one –..." January 16

  • Pau Gasol reveals he has been playing through an injury

    247 Sports "While the San Antonio Spurs have been extremely cautious with how they have handled Kawhi Leonard's return to the lineup, another key veteran on their roster revealed on Monday that he has been playing through an injury of his own. According to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, Spurs..." January 16

  • Report: Cavs don’t want to trade Nets’ first-round pick in case LeBron James leaves

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers have the assets needed to make a big splash at the NBA trade deadline next month, but questions about LeBron James’ future with the franchise could prevent them from pulling the trigger. If the Cavs wanted to pursue adding a star player, they would likely need to part..." January 16

  • After last night's locker room brouhaha, Chris Paul will probably never be cheered at Staples Center again

    Los Angeles Times "For most of the game they played hard but nice, two former teammates trying to act like this was just another game. Then, in the final minutes of the Monday homecoming of former Clippers star Chris Paul, the elephant in the room roared. In an on-court confrontation that later spilled into a..." January 16

  • Warriors Complain Of Cold Showers In Cavs’ Visiting Locker Room After Win

    NESN "The Cleveland Cavaliers might be in hot water after their latest loss. The Golden State Warriors are not — in more ways than one. After defeating the Cavs 118-108 at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night, several Warriors players complained about the lack of hot water in the visiting locker..." January 16

  • Trade Packages and Landing Spots for LA Clippers Guard Lou Williams

    Bleacher Report "Lou Williams has shot his way into the NBA limelight. Now a two-time winner of the Western Conference's Player of the Week award during the 2017-18 campaign, the flame-throwing guard is averaging 23.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists while shooting 44.8 percent from the field, 41.4 percent..." January 16

  • Nikola Mirotic says recent trade speculation has been a motivating factor

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bulls have been playing well of late and that is in large part due to the presence of Nikola Mirotic. However, the talented forward still wants out of the Windy City despite the team’s resurgence. Rather than be distracted by all the trade talk, ESPN’s Nick Friedell reports that..." January 16

  • A Report Indicates The Cavaliers Will ‘Definitely’ Make A Move Before The NBA’s Trade Deadline

    Dime Magazine "The Cleveland Cavaliers are not a finished product yet. There are a few reasons for this that involve the makeup of their current roster, whether it be the players who would be in their rotation but are not due to injuries, or whether it be because a guy like Isaiah Thomas is working to get into..." January 16

  • NBA To Investigate Rockets/Clippers Incident

    Hoops Rumors "Chris Paul‘s return to Los Angeles took an unexpected turn on Monday night after the Clippers beat the Rockets in a testy contest that featured multiple ejections. As ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski details, tensions boiled over after game, with a handful of Rockets players looking to confront Austin..." January 16

  • Multiple Cavs acknowledge growing discontent, concern about current state of team

    ESPN "Following the Cleveland Cavaliers' 118-108 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, multiple players acknowledged growing discontent and a strong sense of concern that unlike past seasons, the team does not have the capability to fix its problems and get back on a championship..." January 16

  • Enes Kanter rejects Jeff Hornacek's explanation for gluing him to Knicks bench

    New York Daily News "Enes Kanter is still perplexed by his erratic playing time and rejected Jeff Hornacek's reason for gluing him to the bench during Monday's victory over the Nets. "I guess coach said I played a lot of minutes (the day before), so he thought that I was tired. But I was pretty good, and I didn't..." January 16

  • Could Kemba Walker team up with Andre Drummond on the Pistons?

    Hoops Hype "As the Detroit Pistons faced the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, we saw Kemba Walker and Andre Drummond on the floor together. But could we eventually see these two teams complete a trade that has Walker and Drummond teaming up for Detroit? Tim Bontemps was one of the first to popularize rumors..." January 16

  • Police called after Harden, CP3 others storm Clippers locker room to confront Blake Griffin, Austin Rivers

    New York Daily News "The bad blood between these two teams is no longer restricted to the basketball court. Police were called to diffuse a situation after several Rockets players stormed the Clippers locker room to confront Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers, according to multiple reports. James Harden, Chris..." January 16

  • Mike D'Antoni accuses Blake Griffin of intentional contact

    ESPN "Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni accused LA Clippers star forward Blake Griffin of intentionally making contact with him moments before the heated confrontation that led to double technical fouls. The confrontation occurred in front of Houston's bench with 3:34 remaining in the Clippers'..." January 16

  • Kings to sit two veterans every game for remainder of season

    Sporting News "The Kings are locked in a competitive race this season... for the worst record in the NBA, and they are taking it very seriously. Coach Dave Joerger said after Monday's 95-88 loss to the Thunder that he will sit two veterans every game for the rest of the season, effectively weakening a team..." January 16

  • Carmelo Anthony After Russell Westbrook's Ejection: "I'm Done With The Refs"

    Deadspin "Russell Westbrook got ejected from Monday’s Kings-Thunder game with just one very sudden traveling call. With under three minutes to go in the game, Westbrook drove and thought he got fouled. He went down holding his face, but only drew the traveling violation from referee Matt Boland. When..." January 16

  • Brett Brown says he’s never experienced anything like Markelle Fultz saga

    Clutch Points "Well, how do you even begin to describe this situation the Philadelphia 76ers are facing? The issue with Markelle Fultz and his shoulder is indeed a saga – a strange one for the Sixers, we might add. Let’s have a quick summary in case you aren’t caught up: Fultz, the Sixers’ number one pick in..." January 16

  • D’Angelo Russell doesn’t need to get in the game to have impact

    New York Post "For the first time in more than two months, D’Angelo Russell had an impact on a game — albeit it wasn’t how the Nets had hoped — picking up a technical foul from the bench in a 119-104 loss to the Knicks. Russell didn’t play Monday at Barclays Center, despite a report claiming he would. He did..." January 16

  • LaVar Ball Slammed By Anonymous NBA Executives

    NESN "The growing tension between LaVar Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers may have reached a boiling point. Ball’s antics have become a dark cloud looming over the Lakers as they have dropped nine of their last 13 games. One Eastern Conference executive believes that Lavar’s mouth is chewing off more..." January 16

  • Bucks forward Jabari Parker hopes to return within two weeks before All-Star game

    NBA.com "Already trying to take a step up the Eastern Conference ladder, the Milwaukee Bucks may soon get a boost from a much-missed member of their frontcourt. Jabari Parker, who has been out since Feb. 8, 2017, with a torn ACL, told Scott Grodsky CBS 58 (Milwaukee) on Monday that he hopes to make his..." January 16

  • Rockets to sign Markel Brown, release Brianté Weber

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets will sign Markel Brown, a guard with the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League, to a two-way contract, releasing guard Brianté Weber from his two-way deal with the Rockets and Rio Grande Valley Vipers, a person with knowledge of the move said. Brown, a 6-3 guard from Oklahoma State,..." January 16

  • Charles Barkley: Cavaliers will not make NBA Finals

    Larry Brown Sports "Looks like LeBron James will have his latest reason to be annoyed with Charles Barkley. Speaking on TNT prior to Monday’s Golden State Warriors-Cleveland Cavaliers game, Barkley predicted that the Cavaliers would not reach the NBA Finals this year. The Cavs and Warriors have met in the..." January 15

  • LaVar Ball Really Did Send Trump BBB Sneakers; Watch Him Struggling With Tape & Make Small Hands Joke

    Black Sports Online "LaVar Ball is one of a kind. After, LiAngelo came back home from China, Trump sent out a tweet saying that he got Gelo out of a long term prison sentence and called LaVar an ungrateful fool. After this interaction and the whole CNN interview, Ball said he sent 3 pairs of BBB’s, (red, white and..." January 15

  • Kyle Lowry and Ben Simmons ejected, reportedly have altercation in hallway

    Pro Basketball Talk "Philadelphia natives keep going after 76ers rookie Ben Simmons. First, it was Celtics forward Marcus Morris. Today, it was Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. Simmons and Lowry exchanged fouls in the third quarter Then, they were ejected late in Philadelphia’s 117-111 win over Toronto" January 15

  • Heat Guard Tyler Johnson Was Taken Off The Court In A Wheelchair With An Apparent Knee Injury

    Dime Magazine "The Heat are quietly one of the NBA’s hottest teams, having won seven in a row heading into their Monday afternoon game in Chicago against the Bulls. Miami’s streak has been spurred on by an incredibly balanced offensive attack, with eight players averaging in double figures. Unfortunately..." January 15

  • Teams Reluctant To Take On Salary In Trade Market

    Real GM Basketball "Many NBA executives are anticipating a dearth of activity around this year's trade deadline. Most teams are more interested in unloading salary than taking on players on long-term financial commitments. While the cap spiked dramatically over the past few seasons, most teams have already..." January 15

  • LeBron James says Cavaliers 'not ready for playoffs' ahead of Warriors game

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tonight's Cavaliers-Warriors rematch is indeed the first look for everyone at Isaiah Thomas in a Cleveland uniform against Golden State, but LeBron James said no one should look at this game as a true gauge of where his team will be come playoff time. "T isn't where he will be when playoff time..." January 15

  • Kawhi Leonard out against Atlanta Hawks

    NBA.com "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will miss today's matchup against the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced on Monday afternoon. Leonard returned to the floor on Friday after missing three straight games with a left shoulder strain." January 15

  • Draymond Green does not regret suspension in 2016 NBA Finals

    Clutch Points "The rivalry of the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers is probably one of the most iconic rivalries not just in basketball but in all of sports in the present. The two teams faced in the NBA Finals for three consecutive years — a feat that even the Celtics-Lakers rivalry back in..." January 15

  • Myles Turner to miss at least four more games with elbow injury

    Fox Sports Indiana "Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner’s left elbow injury will not require surgery, but he will be out a while longer, the team announced Monday. Turner’s injury, suffered Jan. 8 against Milwaukee, was diagnosed as a ligament sprain and muscle strain. He is wearing an elbow brace." January 15

  • Klay Thompson Is The NBA’s Most Dangerous Player In Transition

    Uproxx "Chris Paul is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Following a missed shot by Clint Capela — as well as some questionable decision-making by Ryan Anderson to pursue the offensive rebound — Paul finds himself as Houston’s only hope of stopping Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson in transition...." January 15

  • DeAndre Jordan misses game due to injury for first time in 10-year career

    Pro Basketball Talk "Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is in his 10th NBA season. He played 360 straight games before pneumonia knocked him out a couple years ago. He rested a few more games that season and another last season, but he played every Clippers games this season. Until Saturday. Jordan sat with a..." January 15

  • Report: Dennis Rodman likely to serve jail time after DUI arrest

    Larry Brown Sports "Dennis Rodman was arrested for driving while under the influence over the weekend, and the former NBA star could end up serving jail time if he’s convicted. TMZ reports that Rodman was on probation at the time of his arrest on Saturday. The probation stemmed from a hit-and-run in July 2016 when..." January 15

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15

  • Porzingis admits challenges have come being a franchise player

    SNY TV "In his first season as the Knicks' franchise player, Kristaps Porzingis admits it has been a challenge to live up to the expectations placed on him. At the beginning of the season, Porzingis flourished in his new role, sitting atop the leaderboards in points per game. The game seemed to come..." January 15

  • LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball Combine for 60 Points in Win over Lietuvos-Rytas

    Bleacher Report "After LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball were both held scoreless in their professional debuts for Prienu Vytautas, the duo fared much better Monday in an exhibition against Lietuvos-Rytas-2. LaMelo led all scorers with 31 points while LiAngelo added 29 in a 130-93 win over the second-level Lithuanian..." January 15

  • Magic expected to shop Evan Fournier, Elfrid Payton, Mario Hezonja

    Clutch Points "Orlando Magic fans had a lot to cheer for earlier in the season. Their team started with an 8-4 record and was one of the top dogs in the East. Fast forward to today and the lackluster Magic are 12-31. It’s hard to be a Magic fan these days. It would be way easier to accept the team’s..." January 15

  • Kevin Durant Has Increased Interest In Owning NBA Team

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant's desire to eventually own an NBA team has increased since joining the Golden State Warriors. Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman have taken numerous meetings with existing owners and tech CEOs to gather information about the endeavor. One source says "this is a genuine..." January 15

  • Isaiah Thomas Said He Has ‘No Legs’ As He’s Working Towards Getting Into Game Shape

    Uproxx "Isaiah Thomas has not looked like himself since making his debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers. This isn’t surprising, as getting up to speed for a title contender after missing the first half of the regular season with a hip injury is really, really hard. There have been times where he’s performed..." January 15

  • Grizzles To Wear MLK-Themed Uniforms Vs. Lakers In Honor Of Civil-Rights Icon

    NESN "The Memphis Grizzlies are about to score some style points. The NBA team will debut its “MLK50 City Edition” uniform Monday in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Day 2018. Other NBA teams have worn their City Edition uniforms already this season, but the Grizzlies have waited until..." January 15

  • Raptors' Kyle Lowry: Intends to play Monday vs. 76ers

    CBS Sports "Lowry (back) said he intends to play Monday against the 76ers, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. With the Martin Luther King Jr. Day tilt in Philadelphia tipping off at 1 p.m. EST, the Raptors aren't holding a morning shootaround, so Lowry's status might not be fully known..." January 15

  • Tyronn Lue Worries The Cavs Could Get Embarrassed By The Warriors

    Dime Magazine "There are times that teams want to put their best foot forward, but for NBA contenders, mid-January is usually not a time when that’s of primary concern. The Cavs are notorious for going through the motions in the regular season – and especially in January – but this year, at least more than any..." January 15

  • Steve Kerr on Warriors-Cavs rivalry: “We just want to kick each other’s ass”

    San Jose Mercury News "Through those emotional swings, the Warriors (35-9) enter a regular-season matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers (26-16) on Monday aware they are experiencing something special. The Warriors and Cavaliers have met in the NBA Finals for three consecutive years, something that did not happen even..." January 15

  • Sixers' Markelle Fultz is 'too gifted for anyone to give up on'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Lorenzo Romar had his entire Washington Huskies basketball team over for dinner one night at his family home in Seattle and as Romar looked around the living room he noticed his star player was missing. Where's Markelle? Markelle Fultz was in the other room, setting the kitchen table for..." January 15

  • Tristan Thompson doesn't care about trade rumors

    247 Sports "Tristan Thompson isn't fazed about trade rumors. According to the Cleveland Cavaliers center, he isn't worried about trade rumors involving his name, citing the business side of the NBA, via Sam Amico of Amico Hoops: “It doesn’t bother me at all. At the end of the day, you only control what..." January 15

  • Hornacek threatens changes after ripping into Knicks

    New York Post "Forty-seven seconds into the second half, Jeff Hornacek called timeout, and proceeded to rip into his players. A wide-open Anthony Davis jump shot infuriated the Knicks coach, continuing a pattern of sloppy starts in the third quarter. He’s not going to stands for it much longer. “We might..." January 15

  • Lakers To Sign Gary Payton II To Two-Way Contract

    Lakers Nation "When the Los Angeles Lakers cut Vander Blue, who was on a two-way contract that saw him playing on both their NBA roster and the South Bay Lakers in the G League, there was speculation about what the team would do with the two-way deal they had just freed up. With the Jan. 15 deadline to sign..." January 15

  • Isaiah Thomas admits to not feeling right upon return

    Fanrag Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas missed more than two months to open the 2017-18 season due to a torn labrum in his right hip. He has scuffled from the field since his return to the court, but he’s not letting his immediate struggles concern him. “I knew it was going to be like..." January 15

  • Adam Silver: Reported Trump remarks won't deter work of NBA

    ESPN "After talking to an angered Masai Ujiri, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said President Donald Trump's reportedly vulgar comment on immigration "is discouraging" but will not deter the work of the NBA and NBPA in creating real change in communities. "I certainly understand how upset he is as an..." January 15

  • Nets will be able to get Jeremy Lin replacement they need

    New York Post "The Nets will file for a Disabled Player Exception on Jeremy Lin by Monday’s application deadline, a source told The Post. The move will give the team an extra $6 million in cap room to use to help replace Lin. The point guard suffered a torn patella tendon in the season opener and has since..." January 15