• How many years does LeBron James have left as the NBA's top player?

    Fox Sports "After a year of watching people like me question whether his throne had been usurped, LeBron James used the 2016 NBA playoffs to reestablish his dominance as the game's best player. That raises an interesting question, though. How many more years can the 31-year-old superstar keep up this level..." September 29

  • Derrick Rose says the Knicks' triangle offense is 'complicated'

    CBS Sports "The triangle offense can be a divisive topic in the NBA. It's the "sharing is caring" offense that helped the Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls to six titles and the Shaquille O'Neal/Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers to three titles in their era and five titles total for Phil Jackson's Lakers teams..." September 29

  • Rockets Agree To Deal With P.J. Hairston

    Hoops Rumors "P.J. Hairston will join the Rockets on a training camp deal, Adrian Wojnarowksi of The Vertical tweets. Houston will hold his D-League rights, Wojnarowski adds. A 2014 first-round pick, the 6’6” small forward played for both the Grizzlies and Hornets last season. He was acquired by the..." September 29

  • Paul George says 'this is my year' to win MVP

    Fox Sports "The race for MVP in the NBA this season feels more wide open than it has in the past. And Paul George believes the door might be open for him to sneak in. In an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio (via NBC Sports), George made it clear that it's an individual goal for him to win the MVP this..." September 29

  • Here's How Draymond Green Plans to Deal With Opposing Fans Who Boo the Warriors

    Complex "A year ago, the Warriors were one of the most popular teams, if not the most popular team, in the NBA. Thanks to the exciting brand of basketball that they used to win a championship in 2015, many casual NBA fans jumped on the Golden State bandwagon and started to cheer for Steph Curry, Klay..." September 29

  • Chris Bosh fires longtime agent

    CBS Sports "Chris Bosh's NBA season at this point appears over, if not his career. After failing his physical, Bosh has maintained that his career is not over, but the Heat have clearly moved on. Bosh has hard feelings over everything that has happened, including feeling that the Heat "wrote him off," which..." September 29

  • Derrick Rose plans to use rape accuser’s ex-friends against her

    New York Post "Putting on his own version of a full-court press, new Knicks guard Derrick Rose wants his rape accuser to know one thing — if she takes him to trial, it’s going to be an all-out war. Rose had his lawyers file a brief in Los Angeles Tuesday revealing their plan to call on the woman’s own friends..." September 29

  • Fred Hoiberg encourages Dwyane Wade to take open 3-pointers

    Chicago Tribune "Given that he possesses a career 23.7 points per game scoring average, it's not bragging when Dwyane Wade assesses his ability to adjust to a new offensive system. "My game translates anywhere," Wade said. What may surprise, given his career 3-point shooting percentage of 28.4, is that coach..." September 29

  • With plenty of trash-talking, Joakim Noah joins Carmelo, Rose in Knicks' common goal to take down LeBron

    New York Daily News "Joakim Noah has directed just about every profanity in the book at LeBron James, but in the end all those names, as well as the Chicago Bulls teams Noah anchored, would never hurt LeBron. The same goes for Noah’s more famous teammates, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony, who have also matched up..." September 29

  • Emmanuel Mudiay “impressive,” taking a starring role early in Nuggets camp

    Denver Post "Before he was truly ready for the trip here for training camp, Emmanuel Mudiay had some required viewing to take care of. Watching the final game of last season, his rookie season. He liked “that” Mudiay. He wanted to remind himself of what he was that day and tap back into what the player..." September 29

  • Kings still waiting for NBA’s decision on Darren Collison

    Sacramento Bee "Collison pleaded guilty this month to one misdemeanor charge of domestic battery after a May incident at his Granite Bay home involving his wife. He received three years of informal probation and a 20-day sentence in the Placer County jail. The probation department can allow him to serve his jail..." September 29

  • Darrell Arthur: Turning down Spurs, Wizards, Clippers in free agency to stay with Nuggets “an easy decision for me”

    Denver Post "The narrative in the NBA for years has been that free agents don’t want to come to, or stay in, Denver. The Nuggets, though, point to a group of players who might be changing that perception. In the past couple of years Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari and Darrell Arthur all could have opted to..." September 29

  • Raptors notebook: Starting role is Jared Sullinger’s to lose

    Toronto Star "Dwane Casey is hedging his starting lineup bets. With the Toronto Raptors about to start training camp, Casey has a starting five in mind but isn’t about to fully commit. Three are no-brainers — Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas are locks — and if DeMarre Carroll remains..." September 29

  • For Spurs’ big man rotation, some assembly required

    San Antonio Express-News "A year ago Thursday, LaMarcus Aldridge arrived for the first practice of his first training camp in a Spurs uniform. He was the new guy on a team that had been together, it seemed, since before the advent of the shot clock. He had much to learn and much to do in order to fit in. At times..." September 29

  • Ex-NBA player Bobby Simmons to testify in Hobo super gang trial

    Chicago Sun-Times "Ten years after he got in a car chase with the man alleged to be one of the deadliest members of Chicago’s so-called “super gang,” former NBA player Bobby Simmons is expected to testify Thursday at the Hobo street gang’s federal racketeering trial. Paris “Poleroski” Poe opened fire on Simmons..." September 29

  • Jeremy Lamb must manage reality to keep living NBA dream

    Winston-Salem Journal "Jeremy Lamb appreciated the opportunity the Charlotte Hornets provided last season. Lamb just wasn’t good at managing a sudden wealth of playing time. In his previous three NBA seasons, all with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Lamb’s minutes were generally sporadic. The Thunder was one of the..." September 29

  • Dan Gilbert reportedly giving Cavs championship rings to janitors, food vendors and police

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "From LeBron James down to the guy who sold you a hot dog on a Wednesday night at The Q, the entire Cavaliers' family is getting a 2016 NBA championship ring. Majority owner Dan Gilbert and his partners decided to present rings to more than 1,000 full and part-time employees throughout the..." September 29

  • Steph Curry Comments on 2017 Free Agency, Future with Warriors

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is entering the final season of his four-year, $44 million deal he signed back in 2013, per Spotrac. With free agency looming, he ensured the media and Warriors fans on Tuesday that he isn't looking to go anywhere else. When asked if he likes his..." September 29

  • Lue intent on limiting stubborn LeBron's minutes

    ESPN "The challenge for Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue in his first full season at the helm isn't just how to direct LeBron James when he's on the court but also figuring out a way to keep the 14-year veteran off it. As Cavs training camp opens this week, Lue said maintaining James, 31, for the..." September 28

  • Knicks' Noah: 'We gotta beat' LeBron in playoffs

    sny.tv "Joakim Noah isn't afraid to mix it up with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers -- and Carmelo Anthony thinks that's exactly what the Knicks will need to compete with the NBA champions. Coincidentally enough, the Knicks will open the regular season in Cleveland on Oct. 25 when the Cavs will..." September 28

  • Trail Blazers to get new logo, uniforms for 2017

    Sporting News "The Portland Trail Blazers will be getting a logo and uniform update. Blazers president Chris McGowan said that the team’s visual identity is in the process of being revised, with the new look to be unveiled this coming spring. The entire NBA will be switching to Nike apparel starting with the..." September 28

  • Retired Duncan joins Spurs training camp

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan must have heard Gregg Popovich's threat. Two days after Popovich jokingly told the media that he would fine Duncan $2,500 a day each day that Duncan was absent, the retired power forward was back on the court with the Spurs." September 28

  • Sacramento Kings Add Trans-Inclusive Restrooms

    The Advocate "The Sacramento Kings already have a win — and their stadium hasn't even opened yet. The Golden 1 Center, the new home of the National Basketball Association team, will feature all-gender restrooms. It may be the first major sports stadium to boast trans-inclusive facilities, according to the..." September 28

  • Al Horford on Boston: 'It feels right to be here'

    ESPN Boston "Jae Crowder was certain the Boston Celtics had landed their first free-agent prize in nearly two decades, and teammate Isaiah Thomas wasn't arguing with him. The two players were huddled in an Atlanta hotel room after the Celtics delivered their late-night sales pitch to Al Horford at the start..." September 28

  • Stephen A. Smith changes agents to get 'Skip Bayless money'

    Sporting News "Stephen A. Smith may put the squeeze on ESPN management to land the same type of multimillion-dollar pay package that former "First Take" sparring partner Skip Bayless received from Fox Sports 1. Smith just jumped to powerhouse talent agency CAA in Los Angeles from Headline Media Management in..." September 28

  • Kevin Durant says Nike didn’t influence his free-agency decision

    Pro Basketball Talk "Many different factors went into Kevin Durant‘s decision this summer to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors — basketball fit, location, his friendships with Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green, and more. But one thing he wants to make sure you know didn’t influence him is..." September 28

  • Knicks' Derrick Rose doesn't mind playing second fiddle to Carmelo Anthony

    New York Daily News "Derrick Rose was THE GUY in Chicago starting with his rookie season in 2008, beloved as the hometown savior and the youngest MVP in the history of the NBA. He averaged 17 shots as a point guard through seven seasons, dominating the ball, the endorsements and the cap space. But now in New York..." September 28

  • Brandon Knight open to idea of coming off bench for Suns

    Arizona Republic "The Philadelphia 76ers are still waiting on the fruit of a three-team trade in 2015 with Phoenix and Milwaukee. So are the Suns in a way. While the Suns gave up the rights to a Los Angeles Lakers first-round draft choice that is top-three protected in the next draft, the Brandon Knight that..." September 28

  • LeBron weighs in on Heat likely cutting ties with Chris Bosh

    Fox Sports "It's been more than two years since LeBron James was a member of the Miami Heat, ending his four-year run with the team not on the best of terms in the summer of 2014. Since then, James has seen his good friend and Heat franchise player Dwyane Wade leave Miami this summer for the Bulls after..." September 28

  • Dante Exum 100 percent excited and ready to go for Utah Jazz

    The Deseret News "Hall of Famer Allen Iverson might be shocked to hear this, but Dante Exum was exuberant to join his Utah Jazz teammates in the first practice of the 2016-17 season. Christmas morning excited. NBA2K release day excited. First day back on the job for a 20-year-old basketball player who..." September 28

  • Paul Allen Comfortable With Big Financial Commitment To Blazers' Payroll

    Real GM Basketball "The Portland Trail Blazers became a far more expensive team in the short and long-term this offseason by re-signing Allen Crabbe, Meyers Leonard and Moe Harkless while also signing Evan Turner in free agency and extending C.J. McCollum. Paul Allen was asked if he had any apprehension about..." September 28

  • Greg Monroe Found Out He Was Coming Off The Bucks Bench From The Media

    Dime Magazine "The severe injury to Khris Middleton threatens to derail what was otherwise shaping up to be a promising season for the Milwaukee Bucks. Their immediate trade of backup point guard Tyler Ennis for hybrid forward Michael Beasley showed just how desperate they are to recreate some sense of a..." September 27

  • Brandon Ingram Has Responded To Coming Off The Lakers’ Bench Exactly How You’d Want

    Uproxx "As the No. 2 pick in this summer’s NBA Draft, Brandon Ingram joins a Lakers squad loaded with young talent and an eye toward the future. Normally, being such a highly-touted prospect comes with a lot of expectations and responsibilities, but it’s looking more and more like the organization will..." September 27

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler wants tough coaching from Fred Hoiberg this season

    CSN Chicago "Much was made of the Jimmy Butler-Fred Hoiberg dynamic last year. As the duo head into Year 2 together with a very different Bulls roster, Jimmy Butler was very clear about one thing he wants out of his coach this season. “I told Fred, ‘As much as you can, use me as an example,’” Butler said..." September 27

  • Report: Derrick Rose more concerned about rape allegation than he’s publicly revealing

    Pro Basketball Talk "Phil Jackson said the Knicks aren’t concerned about the civil and potentially criminal rape allegations Derrick Rose is facing. Rose doesn’t sound concerned, either. But is Rose just putting on a front? Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports: For now, the Knicks wait – and hope. Hope that the civil..." September 27

  • David Griffin: Cavs have made an 'incredibly competitive and aggressive offer' to re-sign J.R. Smith

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When the Cleveland Cavaliers assembled in Santa Barbara, California last week for a team workout, hoping to set the tone for the upcoming season, there was an unmistakable absence: J.R. Smith. The team's starting shooting guard was also missing as the reigning NBA champions gathered inside..." September 27

  • Clippers' Rivers doesn't see 'gap' with Warriors

    ESPN "Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers is well-versed in the ways of NBA superteams. He led one to an NBA championship back in 2008 with the Boston Celtics. Accordingly, this year's iteration of a superteam, the 73-win Golden State Warriors team from a year ago that added Kevin Durant as a free..." September 27

  • Josh Smith Wants To Remain In NBA, Knows 'Changes Need to Be Made'

    Real GM Basketball "Josh Smith remains unsigned this offseason as executives believe his disposition and not his talent is keeping him from receiving an offer. Smith received interest last offseason from the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers but ultimately decided to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers...." September 27

  • Klay sheds new light on 'not sacrificing' comment at Media Day

    CSN Bay Area "It was a single quote, and all through August and into September it stuck to Klay Thompson’s image like a wad of gum to the sole of his sneakers. I’m not sacrificing (bleep), because my game isn’t changing. Thompson was responding in a Yahoo Sports article to questions about the “sacrifices”..." September 27

  • Gilbert Arenas on Never Using a Condom Again Because He Won His STD Lawsuit

    Black Sports Online "Gilbert Arenas recently won a lawsuit against his baby mama Laura Govan after she accused him of having multiple STDs. Arenas was awarded $110k. He has decided to celebrate by saying he is never wearing a condom again and will sue any woman who asks him to do so. Flip the page to see his..." September 27

  • LeBron James' 'personal goal' is to surpass Michael Jordan as the NBA's greatest

    Fox Sports "Through 13 NBA seasons, 12 All-Star Games, seven NBA Finals appearances, four league MVP awards, three championships and one scoring title, LeBron James has batted away comparisons to Michael Jordan and their comparative standing in league history. As he begins season No. 14 three championships..." September 27

  • Matt Barnes, the NBA's Last Tough Guy, Is Still Ready for a Fight

    Bleacher Report "There are beautiful places in this world. Where warm, sparkling water clear as life slides on pristine beaches without making a sound under palm trees that grow sideways. Where ebullient smiles of little black children, dressed in school uniforms with white beads in their braided hair, a..." September 27

  • If the Jazz are to live up to their top-5 hype, first they must control it

    CBS Sports "The Utah Jazz are, in terms of depth and well-rounded talent, are probably a top 5 team in NA heading into the 2016-17 season. That probably sounds crazy to a lot of people, but it's true. The question is whether their record this coming season, and potential playoff seed, will ultimately..." September 27

  • Pelicans star Anthony Davis is still getting taller

    Fox Sports "In a shocking development that can only be described as "unfair" for 29 NBA teams, New Orelans Pelicans star and early MVP candidate Anthony Davis had a minor growth spurt over the offseason and showed up to Media Day Monday even bigger than he was last season. Davis, who is still only 23, was..." September 27

  • Bucks president: 'Milwaukee is the most segregated, racist place I've ever experienced'

    CBS Sports "Last Wednesday, Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin told the Rotary Club of Madison that Milwaukee is "the most segregated, racist place I've ever experienced in my life." The full quote, via the Wisconsin State Journal: "We know we can't cure the world," Feigin said. "But we are very..." September 27

  • The melancholy end to the Big Three era in Miami

    ESPN "Chris Bosh released the third installment of his self-made documentary on Monday, the same day Miami Heat president Pat Riley felt the need for closure by declaring Bosh's career with the team probably over. With that, the Heat's Big Three era ended with an unfortunate whimper. The book on..." September 27

  • Sixers rookie Ben Simmons has put on 33 pounds of muscle

    Sportsnaut "Often compared to LeBron James, Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons now possesses the physique to match after putting on 33 pounds of muscle. Since leaving LSU, Simmons has been working hard to gain strength, which he believes will help around the rim. “I’m a lot stronger [now],”..." September 27

  • Cavaliers contacted Norris Cole, Mario Chalmers, Kirk Hinrich to replace Mo Williams

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavs general manager David Griffin and coach Tyronn Lue were about 30 minutes late getting to the podium for the start of media day Monday. The reason: About 10 minutes before they were supposed to speak, Griffin received a phone call from Raymond Brothers, Mo Williams' agent. Williams..." September 27

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27