• The Story of Kyrie Irving’s Sore Knee Just Got a Little More Complicated

    The Ringer "The Story: Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will seek a second opinion on his left knee after sitting out of Boston’s four most recent games (including Tuesday’s matchup with the Thunder) because of lingering soreness. His issues with the knee trace back to 2015, when he suffered a fracture in the NBA..." March 20

  • Timberwolves’ Taj Gibson worries about Tom Thibodeau’s health

    Larry Brown Sports "Tyronn Lue’s leave of absence from the Cleveland Cavaliers has created a new discussion about the physical and mental strain on NBA head coaches, and Minnesota Timberwolves big man Taj Gibson is among those concerned. Gibson was asked by Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune on Tuesday if he ever..." March 20

  • Bucks Have Jeff Van Gundy, Kevin McHale On List Of Head Coach Candidates

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks fired Jason Kidd as head coach in January and elevated Joe Prunty to the job on an interim basis. The Bucks are unlikely to retain Prunty unless they win a playoff series. If the Bucks do move on from Prunty, the belief is they want to make a big splash with their head..." March 20

  • Did Blake Griffin take subtle jab at Clippers?

    CBS Sports "Last summer was one of change for the Clippers. Chris Paul was sent to the Houston Rockets in a big trade, JJ Redick went and signed with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Clippers acquired Danilo Gallinari and Milos Teodosic. Lob City was over, but one thing remained the same: Blake Griffin was the..." March 20

  • Marcus Morris fined $15,000 for verbal abuse of official

    247 Sports "One of the members of the Boston Celtics will be a little lighter in the wallet going forward. On Tuesday, the NBA announced that forward Marcus Morris has been fined $15,000 for verbal abuse of an official. NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Kiki VanDeWeghe also added that..." March 20

  • Mohamed Bamba To Enter 2018 NBA Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Texas freshman Mohamed Bamba has elected to enter the 2018 NBA draft, a source tells Evan Daniels of 247Sports. While Daniels’ report doesn’t specify whether or not Bamba will hire an agent, the young center has confirmed the decision himself and said he won’t be returning to school, so he’ll..." March 20

  • Luke Walton wants Lonzo Ball to be more aggressive at times

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball has seen a drastic improvement since coming back from injury, but it hasn’t stopped his coach Luke Walton from wanting more out of him. The second-year coach has been eager to see the second overall selection flourish into a more complete player,..." March 20

  • Why the Warriors don’t want to face San Antonio in the first round

    San Francisco Gate "Warriors point guard Shaun Livingston is well-schooled on the ever-evolving nature of the NBA. During his 13 years in the league, he has been on nine teams and watched seven franchises hoist the Larry O’Brien Championship trophy. Along the way, one of the few constants has been that —..." March 20

  • Bucks To Sign Jennings To Second 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks intend to sign Brandon Jennings to a second 10-day contract, reports Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. Jennings’ initial 10-day deal with Milwaukee is set to expire on Tuesday night, so the club will be able to make his second contract official on Wednesday. Having spent the first..." March 20

  • Knicks Likely To Stretch Joakim Noah After Sept. 1st

    Real GM Basketball "Jeff Hornacek was asked on Monday about the status of Joakim Noah and when his situation may be resolved. “I’m not sure,” Hornacek said. “In the summer, Scott [Perry, the general manager] and Steve [Mills, the team president] will be talking with him. I guess that’s how it will get resolved.” " March 20

  • Blake Griffin's 3-point shooting binge for Detroit Pistons offers hope

    Detroit Free Press "Some critics say the Blake Griffin-Andre Drummond pairing can’t work in today’s NBA. The thought is playing with two traditional big men doesn’t provide enough shooting to keep up in this era of nightly 3-point barrages. But in a process that started toward the end of last season, Griffin..." March 20

  • Sixers' guard Ben Simmons is doing things few rookie players ever have

    Philly Voice "There is perhaps nothing more fitting of Ben Simmons' rookie campaign than the post-game media availability that followed his latest triple-double performance against the Charlotte Hornets. With Simmons' superlative effort speaking for itself, the assembled reporters took to questioning head..." March 20

  • Pistons reportedly interested in Chauncey Billups for front office role

    Larry Brown Sports "Chauncey Billups was one of the candidates being considered for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ general manager job last summer before he withdrew his name from consideration, and it sounds like the former NBA point guard could end up joining the front office of a team he used to play for..." March 20

  • Jeff Hornacek's big conversation with Knicks front office hasn't happened yet, but he knows it's coming

    New York Daily News "With no assurances that he’ll last in New York beyond these final 13 games, Jeff Hornacek has been compliant with the rebuild while his record and reputation have suffered. The wins (rare) and losses (aplenty) are stuck on Hornacek’s resume, which is much harder to swallow if he’s looking for..." March 20

  • Report: Gerald Green Fined $25K For Shoving Gorgui Dieng

    SLAM Online "Time for Chris Paul to pay up. Rockets shooting guard Gerald Green has been fined $25K for shoving Minnesota’s Gorgui Dieng on Sunday, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:" March 20

  • ‘Harassed’ ex-Mavs employee exits shadows to challenge Mark Cuban

    New York Post "“I am deeply disappointed that anonymous sources have made such outright false and inflammatory accusations against me,” former Mavericks president Terdema Ussery said in response to accusations of sexual harassment. One is no longer anonymous. Melissa Weishaupt, an employee for the..." March 20

  • Ray Allen Claims The Cavs Offered Him ‘Next To Nothing’ As A Free Agent In 2014

    Dime Magazine "Ray Allen spent the first 11 years of his historic NBA career trying desperately to win a ring. Over the final seven years of his tenure, he’d reach that elusive mountaintop twice, winning NBA titles with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. After hanging a banner with the Celtics in 2008, Allen..." March 20

  • Blake Griffin learned about Clippers’ true colors after trade

    Clutch Points "Blake Griffin seemed destined for another five years in Los Angeles after the L.A. Clippers signed him to a five-year, $173 million deal and infamously pointed to the banners in hopes to make him a lifelong franchise player. The contract would have kept him in the City of Angels until age 33,..." March 20

  • Stephen Curry eyes Hawks-Warriors on Friday for return

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is targeting a return to action on Friday against the Atlanta Hawks, the team's next opponent, league sources told ESPN. The two-time MVP will have his right ankle re-evaluated on Tuesday. If the evaluation reveals enough progress and there are no..." March 20

  • LeBron James Spends Over $1M Per Year Caring For Body

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James is believed to spend over $1 million per year caring for his body. James privately employs Donnie Raimon as his personal biomechanist. Raimon helped James overcome back issues he began to experience in 2015. James also has worked with Mike Mancias since 2004. Mancias is..." March 20

  • D’Angelo Russell finally willing to work on other side of his game

    New York Post "The Nets bet big on D’Angelo Russell. They gave up their all-time leading scorer Brook Lopez, a first-round pick that became Kyle Kuzma and tons of cap space to carry Timofey Mozgov, all to land Russell. They’re banking on not just the player the 22-year-old guard is today, but what he’ll become..." March 20

  • Draymond Green exits Warriors game with pelvic contusion

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors cannot seem to stay healthy. Draymond Green left Monday night’s Warriors game against the San Antonio Spurs with what the team termed a pelvic contusion. Luckily the X-rays were negative. Green was nailed in the hip/groin area by Danny Green, who was going up for a..." March 20

  • Marcus Smart Confident He Will Return For Celtics’ Playoff Run

    NESN "It’s been a dark time for the Boston Celtics of late, but Marcus Smart is here to give the C’s a glimmer of hope before the 2018 NBA playoffs begin. Smart recently had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. While initial reports suggested that Smart might not be able to return..." March 20

  • Larry Drew to 'call' Tyronn Lue for major lineup decisions coming

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There was no need for Larry Drew to call Tyronn Lue and ask him what to do with Kevin Love. When an All-Star comes back, he starts. But the Cavaliers have four other injured players, and three of them could return as soon as Wednesday's game against the East-leading Toronto Raptors. Lue,..." March 20

  • Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young to enter NBA draft

    ESPN "Freshman guard sensation Trae Young will leave the University of Oklahoma and enter the June NBA draft, he told ESPN on Tuesday. Young, 19, delivered a largely spectacular first-team All-American season for the Sooners, elevating himself into comparisons with a young Stephen Curry and..." March 20

  • Knicks sorry not sorry for winning Tank Bowl

    New York Post "Remember this night come May 15. If the Knicks finish behind the Bulls in the NBA draft lottery and lose out on a coveted player as a result, it could be costly. Monday night’s 110-92 victory at the Garden, the Knicks’ second straight after losing 17 of their previous 18, dropped them to 1 ¹/₂..." March 20

  • Gregg Popovich: It's Been A Frustrating Season

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs have used 24 starting lineups this season as they have accrued 185 total games missed due to injury. Kawhi Leonard alone has missed 61 games. "It's been a frustrating season," Gregg Popovich said. "But the challenges have pulled a lot of people closer. You have to do..." March 19

  • Kevin Love returns, will play vs. Bucks on minutes restriction

    Cavs Nation "After suffering a broken hand against the Detroit Pistons on Jan. 30, Kevin Love has missed the last 20 games of the 2017-18 NBA season. During this stretch, the Cavaliers have gone 11-9 which included making four major trades at the deadline. Although the Cavaliers are still dealing with..." March 19

  • Rajon Rondo on Ray Allen’s book: ‘He just wants attention’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Ray Allen wrote a book that spills a lot of dirt on Rajon Rondo – how Rondo told Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Allen and other Celtics he carried them to the 2008 title, how Rondo clashed with Doc Rivers. Rondo, via Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: “He just wants attention,” Rondo said. “I..." March 19

  • Jordan Clarkson’s Dinosaur Theory Almost Makes The NBA’s Flat-Earthers Sound Reasonable

    Dime Magazine "What if I told you that a certain Cavaliers guard had a theory about the world and that it went against fundamental scientific principles that the majority of rational, thinking humans have long accepted as fact? Now what if I told that it was someone other than Kyrie Irving? That’s right,..." March 19

  • There's no way LeBron James allegedly gained seven pounds during a playoff game

    CBS Sports "Now in his 15th NBA season, LeBron James has reached borderline mythical status. Between his play and accomplishments on the court, his seeming immunity to injury and his impressive achievements off the floor, LeBron is truly one of a kind. But of course, he is not immortal, and his success is..." March 19

  • Steve Francis arrested for public intoxication

    247 Sports "Steve Francis has fought a battle with alcohol throughout his entire life. Unfortunately, it still appears to be getting the best of him. According to TMZ, Francis was arrested for public intoxication on Sunday night at a hotel in Los Angeles. Ex-NBA star Steve Francis was arrested for..." March 19

  • Jarrett Jack's Wide Circle of Influence Extends to NBA Stars, Rappers and Beyond

    Bleacher Report "One day two summers ago, Jarrett Jack received a text message from Kevin Durant. "Can you talk real quick?" Jack was thrown off by the seriousness of the question. The two had known each other since childhood, dating back to their days in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia area). Durant..." March 19

  • Rockets’ Gersson Rosas A Serious Candidate For Hornets’ GM Job

    Hoops Rumors "Rockets executive Gersson Rosas is receiving serious consideration for the Hornets’ open general manager job, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link). Former Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has been viewed as the favorite to replace Rich Cho as Charlotte’s full-time GM, but..." March 19

  • Report: Tyronn Lue hoping to return to Cavs well before playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Tyronn Lue announced on Monday that he is taking a leave of absence from the Cleveland Cavaliers to focus on his health, but the coach is reportedly hoping to be back on the bench in time for the postseason. Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the plan as of now is for Lue to return to..." March 19

  • LeBron James: Losing Tyronn Lue ‘Like Losing One of Your Best Players’

    SLAM Online "LeBron James said that losing Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is similar to the team losing one of its best players. At shootaround on Monday, LeBron called Lue “pretty much the captain of our ship” " March 19

  • Tyronn Lue stepping away from team due to health concerns

    USA Today "Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue is stepping away from the team for the time being, citing chest pains and “other troubling symptoms.” Lue, in a statement released by the Cavaliers, said he’s also been losing sleep throughout the year. “Despite a battery of tests, there have been no..." March 19

  • If Sixers' Markelle Fultz is ready to return from injury, Brett Brown should be able to play him

    Philly.com "The simplest argument for bringing back Markelle Fultz this season is that the Sixers need him. Or, more accurately, they need the guy he was supposed to be. There are moments when the argument for shutting him down makes a lot of sense. Nearly five months after their No. 1 overall pick last..." March 19

  • Iggy Azalea burned Nick Young’s clothes after breakup

    Page Six "Iggy Azalea got the last burn following her broken engagement to Nick Young. During an appearance Sunday on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” the “Fancy” singer explained how she destroyed her ex’s designer threads after the Golden State Warriors shooting guard was caught..." March 19

  • LeBron in line to play 82 games after Navy SEAL helped him get through back injuries

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers have undergone a series of changes throughout a somewhat clouded NBA season, yet the only constant has been having LeBron James on the floor, who is in line to play all 82 games of the season. It wasn’t long ago that James had dealt with back issues and needed two..." March 19

  • Hornets’ Nicolas Batum Has Chronic Tendinitis

    Hoops Rumors "Hornets swingman Nicolas Batum has been diagnosed with chronic tendinitis in his left Achilles, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Batum has been ruled out of Monday’s game with the Sixers, and his status for the rest of the season will depend on how effective treatments are on the..." March 19

  • Knicks have lottery position at stake even if they won’t admit it

    New York Post "NBA commissioner Adam Silver may want to take the subway from his NBA offices for a celebrity-row perch Monday when the Bulls visit the Garden for the “Tank Bowl.” It’s some of the little suspense left in another melancholy Knicks season as they “battle’’ the Bulls for the eighth and ninth..." March 19

  • Chris Paul: I'll pay Gerald Green's fine for shove, ejection in win

    ESPN "Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets' 129-120 win Sunday night. Green was ejected for coming to Paul's defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a..." March 19

  • Jimmy Butler Hopeful Of Returning From Knee Injury During Regular Season

    Real GM Basketball "Jimmy Butler could return from his knee injury before the end of the regular season. Butler spoke to reporters for the first time since suffering a meniscus injury on Feb. 23." March 19

  • Isaiah Thomas Says 'Anything Can Happen' When Asked If He'd Play for Celtics

    Bleacher Report "Despite what was an acrimonious departure from the team, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas isn't ready to rule out a return to the Boston Celtics. Thomas responded on Twitter that "anything can happen" when asked if he'd consider signing with the Celtics in the summer: Last..." March 19

  • Injury to Brandon Ingram helps Lakers star watch team from new angle

    Orange County Register "Watching the final play unfold from the end of the bench a court-length away from the action, Brandon Ingram couldn’t help but imagine himself with the ball in his hands Friday against the Miami Heat. It was a new perspective for the second-year Lakers forward. In other tight games this season,..." March 19

  • Ainge says he erred on Hayward 'setback' comment

    Boston Herald "Reports of Gordon Hayward's setback may have been greatly exaggerated. This according to the self-confessed exaggerator, who says now he was mistaken in his choice of words. Though some, including Hayward, are still holding out some measure of hope that he could return this season from the..." March 19

  • Kawhi Leonard won't play against Warriors

    247 Sports "The Kawhi Leonard saga has certainly been one of the most perplexing storylines in the NBA this season. Leonard has played in just nine games throughout the 2017-18 season. When the Spurs face the Golden State Warriors on Monday, they'll be doing so without the services of Leonard. Leonard..." March 19

  • Detroit Pistons hope PG Reggie Jackson (ankle) can return this week

    Detroit Free Press "Reggie Jackson was winded. But there was a smile as he spoke to reporters Sunday at a fitness center on the University of Portland campus. “Not in nearly basketball condition, but after missing three months, that’s expected,” he said Outside the gym, students worked out. Inside the..." March 19

  • Julius Randle ‘Would Love to Play’ With LeBron James

    SLAM Online "Julius Randle is having a breakthrough season, and says that if LeBron James chooses to move to L.A. this summer as a free agent, he would be welcomed with open arms. Randle benefitted from playing alonside Kobe Bryant, and thinks being James’ teammate would only help his own burgeoning..." March 19