• The Cleveland Cavaliers Trolled Lonzo Ball By Playing Three Straight Nas Songs During The Lakers’ Warmups

    Uproxx "Of all the feuds in hip-hop, Lonzo Ball vs. Nas’ may be the most innocuous. The issue started when the Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard took to Twitter to declare that “nobody listens to Nas anymore” and that Migos and Future were “real hip-hop.” After Nas’ manager called him an “oatmeal face” who..." December 15

  • Kristaps Porzingis leaves Knicks game with knee injury

    New York Post "Knicks stud Kristaps Porzingis suffered a non-contact left-knee injury with 9:55 left in the third quarter vs. the Nets and removed himself from the game immediately and headed to the locker room, limping in the tunnel. Porzingis was defending Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and appeared..." December 15

  • Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. describes leg injury as 'serious'

    Sporting News "Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has been absent from the lineup since suffering a stress injury in his lower left leg early this month, and he may be out a while longer. Hardaway spoke with members of the media Thursday before New York's matchup against the Nets, and he painted an ominous picture..." December 15

  • Rick Pitino blocked Hornets’ plan to move to Louisville

    Clutch Points "Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino killed more dreams than just those associated with college basketball fans who thought he was on the up and up. Pitino, along with former Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich, reportedly blocked an attempt by the Charlotte Hornets to move to..." December 15

  • Phoenix Suns unlikely to swing major trade as free agents become available

    Arizona Central "The NBA trade machine could get cranked up Friday, the first day free agents who were signed over the summer can be traded. But don’t expect the Suns to do a lot of wheeling and dealing. General Manager Ryan McDonough said that while Phoenix will look for ways to upgrade its roster, its..." December 15

  • Kevin Garnett on Timberwolves ownership: “They suck”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Garnett and the Minnesota Timberwolves are at odds. That should come as no surprise. Garnett has publicly said that he would like to buy out Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor as opposed to partnering with him in someway for the team. For his part, Taylor has said that Garnett has failed to..." December 15

  • Knicks asked Courtney Lee to step up and he answered big

    New York Post "With Kristaps Porzingis back in the locker room with knee pain and Tim Hardaway Jr. wearing a walking boot on the bench, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek made a remark to Courtney Lee to start the fourth quarter. “Fourth quarter, coach told me to step up, we need you,’’ Lee recounted. “I said, ‘I got..." December 15

  • LaVar Ball confirms he met with Lakers' brass to discuss his criticisms of Walton

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Lakers' front office recently had a meeting with LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, asking him to tone down some of his public criticisms of head coach Luke Walton and help create a more positive atmosphere around his son, sources told ESPN. The..." December 14

  • Jahlil Okafor Appreciates Nets' Investment in Him

    NBA.com "Jahlil Okafor understands the importance of timing. It's been a year since he's had consistent playing time, but appreciates the patient approach the Nets staff is taking towards getting him acclimated with the team. The former No. 3 pick of the 2015 NBA Draft explained that it’s on him to show..." December 14

  • Bucks' Mirza Teletovic sidelined for second time in career with blood clots in lungs

    CBS Sports "The Bucks have been without forward Mirza Teletovic for the last 16 games due to arthroscopic knee surgery. Unfortunately, they won't be getting him back any time soon. Milwaukee announced Thursday that Teletovic will be sidelined indefinitely after doctors discovered blood clots in both of the..." December 14

  • Joel Embiid Roasted Karl-Anthony Towns in Savage IG Exchange

    Complex "When Philadelphia 76er Joel Embiid isn't dropping Game of Thrones theories or finally meeting LaVar Ball, he's perfecting his smack talk. Earlier this year he roasted Kevin Hart, engaged in a nuclear (Twitter) war with Hasan Whiteside, and recently went in on Jalen Rose. His recent target? Karl..." December 14

  • Sources Describe LeBron James To Lakers As Long Shot

    Real GM Basketball "While speculation connecting LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers has been rampant, sources describe it as a long shot as of now. The Lakers are widely expected to have enough cap space to sign two players to max contract deals provided they unload Luol Deng's contract. James has been a..." December 14

  • Pitino once helped shoot down attempt to move Hornets to Louisville

    Bloomberg "The first basketball practice was just days away, and in Louisville the expectations were high. Although the University of Louisville Cardinals had lost several top players, they had an influx of new talent, especially Brian Bowen, a highly regarded prospect from Saginaw, Mich. In the preseason..." December 14

  • Boy in hospital asks LeBron James to dunk on Lonzo Ball

    Larry Brown Sports "Thursday’s highly-anticipated matchup between LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers and Lonzo Ball’s LA Lakers is getting some added intrigue. James and the Cavs visited Cleveland Clinic Children’s on Wednesday, and the four-time MVP got a special request from a boy named Andrew — to dunk on Ball..." December 14

  • Rumor: LeBron, Chris Paul’s desire to play together ‘overstated assumption’

    Cavs Nation "Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James can become a free agent at the end of this season, it’s true. NBA experts and analysts have been trying to decipher where the three-time champion might go — if anywhere at all. One team that has recently been in the discussion is the Houston..." December 14

  • Carmelo Got Hit With A ‘Honey Nut Cheerios’ Chant From Pacers Fans

    Uproxx "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul Goerge made his first return to Indiana on Wednesday night after going through a messy divorce with the Pacers this summer. George spent 7 seasons in Indiana before telling the Pacers of his intentions to leave the franchise after the 2017-18 season. By telling..." December 14

  • Shoulder Injury Sidelines Luc Mbah A Moute 2-3 Weeks

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets will be without forward Luc Mbah a Moute for two to three weeks following a shoulder injury sustained Wednesday night but, as Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets, the results of an MRI conducted reveal that there are no significant issues. Shortly after the game on Wednesday, head..." December 14

  • Austin Rivers to miss Clippers’ next game with concussion

    Larry Brown Sports "Austin Rivers will miss the Los Angeles Clippers’ next game after suffering a concussion on Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic. Rivers was elbowed in the side of the head by Jonathan Simmons just before halftime and left the game. The Clippers later announced he would not be returning to..." December 14

  • Suns hoping Devin Booker will be back around Christmas

    Arizona Central "The Suns are targeting a return for injured guard Devin Booker “right around Christmas,” General Manager Ryan McDonough said Wednesday. Phoenix plays the Memphis Grizzlies at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Dec. 26 and then has two days off before playing the Sacramento Kings on Dec...." December 14

  • Hayward 'attacking the process' but still no timetable for return

    NBC Sports Boston "Gordon Hayward took yet another step forward in his recovery from a dislocated left ankle injury. He has now been given the green light to not have to wear a walking boot. "I feel alright I guess, as well as I could," Hayward told reporters earlier today. "I'm out of the boot right now so..." December 14

  • Shabazz Muhammad Expected $20M Per Season In Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "Shabazz Muhammad turned down a four-year, $40 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves before the 16-17 season, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune. According to sources, Muhammad saw the spending of the 2016 offseason with the cap increasing and believed he would..." December 14

  • Paul George: Victor Oladipo is the ‘Future of Indiana’

    SLAM Online "Prior to facing the Pacers for the first time Wednesday night, Paul George admonished the press in Indiana for not giving Victor Oladipo his just due. George says Oladipo is the new face of his old team. Despite missing 11 of 14 shot attempts last night, PG and the OKC Thunder left Indy with..." December 14

  • Report: Draymond Green’s injury lingering, doubtful for Dallas

    Clutch Points "Having already missed two of their last three games, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green may once again be forced to sit out their game on Thursday versus the Dallas Mavericks due to lingering effects of his shoulder injury. The development was confirmed by head coach Steve Kerr, via..." December 14

  • Van Gundy looks to tweak Pistons out of skid

    Detroit News "Two weeks ago the Pistons were the toast of the NBA, with a 14-6 record, riding a three-game winning streak and getting attention from many of the national pundits as one of the best stories in the season. They had wins at Oklahoma City and Boston and a dominating win over the Suns. Their..." December 14

  • The aspect of Frank Ntilikina that blows everyone away

    New York Post "Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina stood up to LeBron James, even — gasp! — shoved the King. He went up against fellow rookie Lonzo Ball, who has about three tons of hype on him. Ntilikina outscored Ball, 7-2, in the fourth quarter and overtime. Ntilikina improves by the hour. But perhaps the most..." December 14

  • Should the Portland Trail Blazers make a trade for Marc Gasol?

    Oregonian "As the Memphis Grizzlies' free fall continues, many in the NBA community wonder if their championship window is beginning to close on star center Marc Gasol. And if so, would the Grizzlies be willing to trade him? Memphis General Manager Chris Wallace has flat out said they have no interest in..." December 13

  • Report: Rival executives still expect Paul George to leave Thunder for Lakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George has been pretty open about his plans. He told plenty of people – including the Pacers – he planned to leave for the Lakers in the summer of 2018. Even after the Thunder traded for him, George spoke of the lure of playing for his hometown team. Of course, George also left the door..." December 13

  • New Nets ownership partner ‘will help the NBA’: Prokhorov

    New York Post "After NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed Joe Tsai’s deal to buy 49 percent of the Nets, team owner Mikhail Prokhorov said the e-commerce billionaire will be a fantastic partner and a boon for the entire league. “Just we are finishing the deal. I think Joe is a great partner and will help..." December 13

  • Marc Gasol Contends He Won't Ask For Trade From Grizzlies

    Real GM Basketball "Marc Gasol contends he will never ask for a trade from the Memphis Grizzlies regardless of how badly the team may fall off. While the Grizzlies have been one of the NBA's most consistent playoff teams during Gasol's tenure, they have fallen off so far in 17-18. "I have a responsibility to..." December 13

  • Gordon Hayward spotted without walking boot

    Sporting News " Gordon Hayward was allowed to remove his walking boot on Wednesday, two months after suffering a gruesome ankle injury in the first quarter of the Celtics' season-opener against the Cavaliers on Oct. 17. " December 13

  • Magic’s Aaron Gordon won’t play against Clippers

    Orlando Sentinel "The injury-ravaged Orlando Magic will have only a skeleton crew available for their game tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers. Power forward Aaron Gordon, who is recovering from a concussion he sustained Friday, remains in the NBA concussion protocol. Although Gordon hasn’t suffered any..." December 13

  • Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard Is ‘Liking’ Tweets Criticizing Paul George Trade

    SLAM Online "The internet hot takes of the Paul George trade almost universally blasted Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard. Now Pritchard is getting the last laugh. " December 13

  • Knicks won’t shut down Enes Kanter as center continues to battle back, hip injuries

    New York Daily News "Enes Kanter expects to play on Thursday night in Brooklyn, but that doesn't mean the Knicks' chatty center is operating at maximum capacity. Kanter's balky back and sore hip essentially kept him on the bench for the entirety of the fourth quarter and overtime during Tuesday's win over the..." December 13

  • Paul George planned to try and help Pacers during his exit

    Clutch Points "In advance of his return to Indiana for a game against the Pacers, Paul George is reflecting on several aspects of his exit from the franchise that drafted him nearly a decade ago. One of the topics he touched on was whether he’s found closure in the months after he decided to leave, and..." December 13

  • Nerlens Noel Doesn't Regret Rejecting $70M Offer From Mavericks

    Real GM Basketball "When Nerlens Noel fired Happy Walters in August and replaced him with Rich Paul, there were no new contract talks with the Dallas Mavericks. Noel rejected a four-year deal with the Mavericks worth approximately $70 million. Noel ultimately signed for the qualifying offer at $4.1 million for..." December 13

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. Doesn’t Understand Why The NBA Made Him Take Off His Supreme Shooting Sleeve

    Dime Magazine "Kelly Oubre Jr. just wants to look his best, is that too much to ask? It is if you’re NBA officials and see the Washington Wizards guard wearing a Supreme leg sleeve during game on Tuesday night. Oubre broke out the Supreme X Nike shooting sleeve on Tuesday night in a game in Brooklyn against..." December 13

  • After losing seven straight, Stan Van Gundy calls out Andre Drummond, Pistons stars

    Pro Basketball Talk "Just a few weeks ago, the Detroit Pistons were the No. 2 seed in the East and were one of the darlings of the early season. We thought the transformation would stick — Andre Drummond was hitting free throws, Tobias Harris had picked up his game, and Detroit was defending well. They looked like a..." December 13

  • Report | Pacers to host 2021 NBA All-Star Game

    Fanrag Sports "The Indiana Pacers will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. This will mark the first time Indiana has hosted the event since 1985, when the game was held at the Hoosier Dome. Overall, Indiana has hosted the All-Star Game twice...." December 13

  • Terrence Jones To Join Warriors’ G League Team

    Hoops Rumors "Former first-round pick Terrence Jones is poised to join the Warriors’ G League affiliate, according to Sam Amick of USA Today. As Amick reports, the Santa Cruz Warriors currently have the top waiver priority, so they intend to snag Jones once the veteran power forward officially signs a G League..." December 13

  • NAZ Suns sign Derrick Jones Jr., trade for PG Isaiah Canaan

    Arizona Sports "Five days after the Phoenix Suns waived Derrick Jones Jr., opening a roster spot to sign Mike James for the rest of the season, their G League affiliate in Prescott Valley signed the second-year forward. NBA teams passed on adding Jones off waivers, allowing the Suns to retain their undrafted..." December 13

  • Lakers Met with LaVar Ball to Request He 'Tone Down' Luke Walton Criticism

    Bleacher Report "LaVar Ball's outspoken nature recently landed him a meeting with members of the Los Angeles Lakers front office. Per ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers met with Ball to ask that he "tone down" his public criticism of head coach Luke Walton. Ball told Shelburne he is just trying to do what..." December 12

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'All signs point to the NBA replacing the NFL' as America's league

    CBS Sports "The NFL is no stranger to controversy. Between concussions, protests and questionable officiating, the league has had to endure a lot over recent years. With that in mind, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a piece for The Guardian entitled "The NBA, and not the NFL, is the league of America's..." December 12

  • Report: Bulls gauged trade interest in Robin Lopez, Nikola Mirotic

    Clutch Points "NBAReport: Bulls gauged trade interest in Robin Lopez, Nikola Miroticby Alex VejarDecember 12, 2017Nikola Mirotic It didn’t take long for the Chicago Bulls to move from awkward situation to the next. After Nikola Mirotic returned to the lineup recently, the Bulls forward has been lighting it..." December 12

  • Spurs upgrade Leonard to probable for Dallas game

    San Antonio Express-News "It looks like Spurs coach Gregg Popovich can finally put away his "sooner rather than later" answer in regard to questions about Kawhi Leonard's status. The Spurs on Monday upgraded Leonard to probable for Tuesday night's game against the Mavericks. "He's looking good and practicing with..." December 12

  • John Wall Likely To Return On Wednesday

    Hoops Rumors "Despite being upgraded to questionable for Tuesday’s game in Brooklyn, point guard John Wall appears more likely to return to action for the Wizards on Wednesday night, a source tells TNT’s David Aldridge (Twitter link). Aldridge suggests that “all signs point” to the Wizards getting Wall back in..." December 12

  • Rumor: Hassan Whiteside not considered untouchable in trade talks

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat have not completely fallen off a cliff without star big man Hassan Whiteside. Rookie Bam Adebayo has stepped in to play solid minutes along the Heat frontcourt, providing good energy and defense when needed. But could Adebayo’s promising play in Whiteside’s absence suddenly make..." December 12

  • Pelicans will be without guard Tony Allen for 3-4 weeks due to injury, team says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans will be without reserve guard Tony Allen for three to four weeks with a non-displaced fibula fracture in his left leg, the team said Tuesday. Allen walked off the floor after one minute of play Sunday against the Philadelphia 76ers and did not play Monday in the road..." December 12

  • Paul George Insists The Thunder’s Poor Play Has ‘Gotta Stop’ After Another Bad Loss

    Dime Magazine "Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder say they’re going to get better, but the losses keep coming. The Thunder dropped another game Monday night to the Charlotte Hornets, a 116-103 loss at home where they gave up a whopping 63 points in the second half to blow a lead and spark another round of..." December 12

  • Who's on the hot seat? Evaluating job security of every NBA coach

    Sporting News "When Phoenix gave the pink slip to Earl Watson in October, it ended a remarkable stretch of NBA coaching stability. Before the move to replace Watson, it had been a year-and-a-half since the league last had a coach get fired. Since then, we’ve already had another firing, a stunner that saw..." December 12

  • Blazer rotations continue to change but the losing streak reaches 5

    NBC Sports Northwest "It wasn't surprising that the Trail Blazers lost another game Monday night. The fifth straight defeat came in Oakland to the Golden State Warriors, a team that has beaten Portland like a snare drum recently. Yes, the Warriors were without all-stars Steph Curry, Draymond Green and others -- but..." December 12

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