• Deron Williams cleared waivers, will join Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Deron Williams cleared waivers and has confirmed his intent to join the Cavs for the remainder of the season, according to a source with direct knowledge of the arrangement. Williams, who was waived Thursday by the Dallas Mavericks and is the backup point guard the Cavs have coveted for some..." February 25

  • Derrick Rose's agent says player wants to remain in New York

    ESPN "Derrick Rose's agent, B.J. Armstrong, reiterated on Saturday that Rose "wants to be in New York" after the Knicks included the player in trade discussions prior to the trade deadline on Thursday. Armstrong added that he and Rose understand that the Knicks were operating in their best interests..." February 25

  • Draymond: MVP's a 6-horse race, including Isaiah Thomas

    San Jose Mercury News "Draymond Green stopped by Twitter headquarters Friday and answered questions posed via tweet. The first one elicited a laugh from the Warriors star, and an intriguing response: Perhaps the NBA MVP should be Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas. “When I look around at who deserves MVP, I think..." February 25

  • Lakers discussing buyout options with Jose Calderon

    ESPN "Los Angeles Lakers guard Jose Calderon has emerged as a potential candidate to join the NBA's annual March buyout market, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that it's not yet a certainty Calderon will secure his release from the Lakers in the coming days, but the sides are indeed..." February 25

  • Durant out with hand contusion vs. Nets

    CSN Bay Area "Scratch Kevin Durant from the all-82 list, as the forward will miss his first game of the season Saturday night, when the Warriors play host to Brooklyn. A left hand contusion, sustained in Thursday’s win over the Clippers, will keep Durant on the sideline, mostly for precautionary reasons. He..." February 25

  • Chris Broussard: Here’s how the Warriors must fix their Draymond Green problem

    Fox Sports "The Golden State Warriors came out of the All-Star break dead before coming to life in the third quarter Thursday night, and Draymond Green was right in the middle of it, yelling at officials, his coach, teammates — everyone. Green landed on the bench with a technical and was lucky he didn’t..." February 25

  • Derrick Rose cracking jokes as Knicks ship sinks

    New York Post "Derrick Rose definitely is not going to Minnesota, but he may be headed to Chicago. One day after being spared at the trade deadline, the eccentric Rose raised eyebrows when he curiously made two references he was headed back to Chicago, possibly for another family matter. The Knicks said he..." February 25

  • LeBron James (sick) questionable to play against the Bulls

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James did not attend shootaround and is questionable to play Saturday night against the Bulls. The Cavs said James is ill. Richard Jefferson worked out with the starters Saturday morning. They're 4-18 since the start of the 2014 season on nights when James doesn't play. Cleveland owns..." February 25

  • Buddy Hield has underwear stolen after his first game in Sacramento

    The Comeback "Rookie shooting guard Buddy Hield was the main piece the Sacramento Kings got back in the stunning trade which sent star big man DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans last week. The former Oklahoma Sooners star went on to score 16 points off the bench in his debut, which the Kings won..." February 25

  • Cavs were 'on pins and needles' as Celtics explored blockbuster trades

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers were monitoring the Boston Celtics efforts to acquire either Paul George or Jimmy Butler at the deadline. The Celtics are already a top contender in the Eastern Conference, but acquiring either of those star wings would make them even more competitive in a series against..." February 25

  • On path to superstardom, Celtics' Isaiah Thomas controls his own destiny

    USA Today "When the NBA’s salary cap started spiking as if it had been hit with a defibrillator last summer, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas was asked to share his perspective on how the league’s new landscape might ultimately impact his situation. “They better bring out the Brinks truck,”..." February 25

  • Warriors sought intervention in Shaq-JaVale McGee feud

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors have reached out to Turner Sports to discuss Shaquille O'Neal's ongoing coverage of center JaVale McGee, league sources told ESPN. Sources told ESPN that the Warriors contacted Turner officials to express concern about TNT's yearslong McGee coverage on the "Shaqtin' a..." February 25

  • Kyle Lowry competed at All-Star Weekend with injured wrist

    Larry Brown Sports "Toronto is feeling the post-All-Star blues in more ways than one. Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry was ruled for Friday’s game against the Boston Celtics due to a right wrist injury with head coach Dwane Casey saying that he will be re-evaluated next week, per Josh Lewenerg of TSN. Casey also..." February 25

  • Shaq responds to Kevin Durant's criticism, says beef is only between him and McGee

    Fox Sports "The Shaq-JaVale McGee feud went nuclear late Thursday night after O’Neal made fun of his favorite target again during “Inside the NBA”, and on Friday, McGee’s Golden State Warriors teammates went to bat for him. Kevin Durant, in particular, lashed out at O’Neal, saying among other things, “Shaq..." February 25

  • Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey on plan for Warriors: Bury them in an avalanche of threes

    Pro Basketball Talk "For a couple of seasons now, teams have tried to beat the Golden State Warriors by making the game ugly — slow, grinding, physical, and the opposite of the free-wheeling game they like. Only one team has had any real success with that strategy, and it has LeBron James on it (and even that wouldn’t..." February 25

  • Isaiah Thomas on Carroll flagrant: 'Guys who aren't factors in games do that'

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas ripped into DeMarre Carroll after the Toronto Raptors wing delivered a hard flagrant foul Friday night. With 2:23 left in the second quarter, Carroll shoved Thomas to stop a fast break. After leaping to his feet, Thomas ran toward Carroll to state his..." February 25

  • Pelicans to waive Omri Casspi, sign Reggie Williams

    Fanrag Sports "Just days after he was acquired, the New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly released forward Omri Casspi, in order to sign forward Reggie Williams. The Pelicans acquired Casspi from the Sacramento Kings alongside DeMarcus Cousins and the duo made their debut with their new team on Thursday night...." February 25

  • Morrow apologizes for wearing No. 1 with Bulls, promises a change

    NBA.com "Anthony Morrow has promised a change. After being traded from Oklahoma City to Chicago, Morrow went with No. 1 as his new jersey number, which was once held by former MVP and hometown kid Derrick Rose. That decision didn't sit too well with Bulls fans as their backlash caused Morrow to issue..." February 25

  • Hawks sign Ryan Kelly, Lamar Patterson to multiyear deals

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Hawks were one of just a few teams that weren’t sitting idle in the final days before the NBA trade deadline. Atlanta added forward Ersan Ilyasova in a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers and acquired more cash by dumping Mike Smith on the Phoenix Suns. Still, the Hawks had two open..." February 25

  • Mavericks sign Ben Bentil, Quinn Cook to 10-day contracts

    247 Sports "It looks like two rookies will finally make their NBA debuts. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Dallas Mavericks have signed both Quinn Cook and Ben Bentil to 10-day contracts. Cook went undrafted during the 2015 NBA Draft, but won D-League Rookie of the Year honors with the Canton Charge..." February 25

  • KD slams 'no skill' Shaq for abusing his influence by picking on JaVale

    Sporting News "JaVale McGee has been an easy target for Shaquille O'Neal for quite some time, but the Warriors center is done with the constant ridicule — and so are his teammates and coaches. After McGee and Shaq engaged in an ugly Twitter beef following the Warriors' win over the Clippers on Thursday night,..." February 24

  • Clippers discussing new arena in forthcoming Rams/Chargers complex

    Los Angeles Times "Representatives of Steve Ballmer and Stan Kroenke, two of the richest owners in professional sports, have had multiple discussions about the Clippers joining the Rams and Chargers in the sports and entertainment district Kroenke is building in Inglewood. Five people with knowledge of the..." February 24

  • Rockets, Cavs competing to sign Andrew Bogut

    CBS Sports "Soon-to-be free agent center Andrew Bogut will have his choice of championship contenders , and the Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd reported that the two main teams to watch are the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets. There will be a number of suitors in pursuit of Bogut, who is..." February 24

  • Jimmy Butler on state of Bulls: ‘I just want to win at all costs’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Jimmy Butler is still a member of the Chicago Bulls despite rumors swirling he could have been shipped out of town ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. With the dust still settling post-deadline, Butler now finds himself on a squad without Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott and three new..." February 24

  • The Shaq-Javale McGee feud went nuclear overnight

    Fox Sports "Javale McGee has been a frequent target for Shaquille O’Neal’s “Shaqtin’ a Fool” segments on TNT, and on Thursday night, he decided he’d had enough. Shaq recently promised to lay off McGee, but on Thursday night he had to get in one last parting shot. And man, was it good. First off, the..." February 24

  • Trade rumors felt different to Ricky Rubio this time

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Just like last season, the NBA’s annual trade deadline passed on a Thursday afternoon and veteran point guard Ricky Rubio remains a Timberwolf. But apparently it wasn’t the same. “As pros, we know what’s the deal,” Rubio said, “but this time felt a little different.” This time, Rubio..." February 24

  • Bulls deny rumors of disharmony: 'We're all on the same page'

    ESPN "Bulls general manager Gar Forman and executive vice president John Paxson made it clear Thursday night that the organization is in accord as it continues to debate whether to press the button on a full-scale rebuild. "We're all on the same page," Forman said after finalizing a deal to send Taj..." February 24

  • Kristaps Porzingis out several days with ankle injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "Of all the players the Knicks could have shed at the trade deadline — including Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Brandon Jennings and Kyle O'Quinn — New York is losing the one it values most. Kristaps Porzingis sprained his ankle in the Knicks’ loss to the Cavaliers last night, but..." February 24

  • Mavs president: 'Nerlens is really a Tyson Chandler starter kit'

    Sports Day "When talking about his latest acquisition, fourth-year center Nerlens Noel, Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson made one repeated comparison: Tyson Chandler. Yup, the same man whose defense played as integral of a role in Dallas' 2011 finals run as Dirk Nowitzki's offense. Nelson sees Noel,..." February 24

  • Cousins: Kings trading me was 'a coward move'

    USA Today "DeMarcus Cousins took us all behind the scenes of his trade from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans to The Undefeated, revealing just how emotional the move was for him. There are a couple of noteworthy moments, including how he said the Kings front office handled the leadup to..." February 24

  • Hawks suspend Dennis Schroder 1 game for being late

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Hawks will be without starting point guard Dennis Schroder for one game due to a team invoked suspension. The Hawks suspended Schroder due to him failing to report to the team on time after the All-Star break. “Dennis has played an important role for our team and been a significant..." February 24

  • Joel Embiid upset with 76ers for lack of clarity over knee injury

    ESPN "Joel Embiid will miss the next four games due to his knee injury, and the franchise center says he wasn't thrilled that the Philadelphia 76ers initially classified him as day-to-day. Embiid has missed eight straight games with a bone bruise in his left knee. A recent MRI also revealed Embiid..." February 24

  • Sixers Announce Ben Simmons Will Miss Remainder Of The Season

    Hot New Hip Hop "Simmons' NBA debut pushed back until next season. The Philadelphia Sixers have announced that their #1 overall pick, rookie Ben Simmons, will be sitting out for the entire season. The 6'10 phenom out of LSU hasn't played a game this season due to a foot injury and the team was never in a..." February 24

  • Jarrett Jack to sign 10-day contract with Pelicans

    CBS Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans will sign veteran guard Jarrett Jack to a 10-day contract, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Jack has not played an NBA game since tearing his ACL as a member of the Brooklyn Nets 13 months ago. Before the injury, Jack was known as a solid backup combo..." February 24

  • Andrew Bogut reportedly eligible to rejoin Warriors due to a loophole in NBA rules

    Fox Sports "Andrew Bogut, who went to the Finals with the Warriors for the past two seasons, was dealt from Dallas to Philadelphia on Thursday, and according to reports, the Sixers don’t plan on keeping him around. With the trade deadline passed, the Sixers likely will buy him out, leaving the 7-foot..." February 24

  • Melo: Frustrating not to know Knicks' direction

    ESPN "New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony said he doesn't understand management's vision for the future after the club's inactivity at Thursday's trade deadline. "No, not now. No, to be honest with you," Anthony said late Thursday night. "I think they were kind of planning on the trade deadline,..." February 24

  • Draymond Green to Paul Pierce: ‘You thought you was Kobe’

    Sportsnaut "Draymond Green loves to talk trash on the court. Draymond Green does not love the Los Angeles Clippers. So it stands to reason that Green would be pumped up when his Golden State Warriors took on the Clippers Thursday night in Oakland. The game wasn’t more than a minute in before Draymond..." February 24

  • NBA teams could not get in touch with Phil Jackson before trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks made no moves at the trade deadline Thursday, despite rumors that persisted for weeks about Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose potentially being dealt. For at least one team, not being able to get a hold of Phil Jackson was an obstacle that stood in the way of a deal. One NBA..." February 24

  • Cavs Expected to Sign Both Andrew Bogut and Deron Williams

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be on the verge of signing both point guard Deron Williams and veteran center Andrew Bogut according to multiple reports. The 7-foot Bogut is expected to be bought out by the Philadelphia 76ers after having been traded to them by the Dallas Mavericks on..." February 24

  • Knicks owner James Dolan is an NBA outsider for giving $300G to Donald Trump’s campaign

    New York Daily News "At a time when the NBA has gone hard to its left by openly admonishing Donald Trump - from coaches publicly maligning the nascent President of the United States, to players saying they would boycott any visit to the White House - James Dolan pivoted right with big bucks. Less than two months..." February 24

  • Hawks Made Aggressive Offers For Jimmy Butler, Paul George

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks pursued trades for both Jimmy Butler and Paul George at the deadline. Atlanta made aggressive offers built around a package of draft picks with more than three first rounders discussed. The Hawks own all of their own first round picks as well as future firsts from the Wolves..." February 24

  • Suns to waive Jared Sullinger, Mike Scott; sign Ronnie Price

    Fanrag Sports "The Phoenix Suns acquired power forwards Jared Sullinger and Mike Scott in trades prior to the trade deadline Thursday, but neither is expected to remain with the team for long. The Suns plan to waive both Sullinger and Scott according to Doug Haller of AZ Central. Haller also reports that..." February 24

  • George frustrated Pacers didn't keep him in loop as deadline neared

    Indianapolis Star "Many within the Pacers’ organization — players and executives — felt a sense of relief when the NBA’s trade deadline passed Thursday and Paul George remained on the roster. That relief, however, was soon replaced by pressure. Mounting pressure. Enormous pressure. George will be in a..." February 24

  • Nuggets' Malone wonders 'what if' about Cousins, Kings

    CSN Bay Area "It seems like yesterday that Michael Malone was leading a Sacramento Kings team featuring DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas and Rudy Gay into battle every night. Less than three years later, only Gay remains with the franchise and he’s out for the season with a torn left Achilles. Thomas left..." February 24

  • Bulls pushed hard to acquire Thunder's Roberson

    The Oklahoman "Trade speculation swirled all day. Andre Roberson went about Thursday like it was just another one. You wouldn’t think by the scene. With hours to go before the 2 p.m. trade deadline, Roberson emerged from an office and hugged at least three Thunder staffers. He disappeared out of sight into..." February 24

  • Did Draymond Green deliberately kick an opponent again?

    USA Today "What a night for Draymond Green. On Thursday, he made some stat-sheet contributions to the Golden State Warriors in their win over the Los Angeles Clippers, he talked some serious trash to Clips vet Paul Pierce and, oh yeah, everyone’s now speculating that, yet again, he may have kicked an..." February 24

  • Tempers high as Green gets heated at Kerr, official

    San Jose Mercury News "Draymond Green was unhappy with a foul call in transition early in the third quarter. After crashing to the court with Blake Griffin and getting the wrong end of the whistle, he stormed away yelling at official Scott Foster. Green was nailed with his 10th technical of the season and looked to..." February 24

  • Porzingis suggests things aren't going as planned in since-deleted tweet

    New York Daily News "Porzingis had a zinger. After spraining his ankle in the Knicks’ 119-104 loss to the Cavaliers, the Latvian wonder took to Twitter (briefly) to address the situation. But instead of expressing his disappointment regarding the injury in his own words, Porzingis tweeted a photo of a meme..." February 24

  • Newly-acquired Pelicans F Omri Casspi breaks thumb, out 4-6 weeks

    Pro Basketball Talk "This has got to put a damper on the whole DeMarcus Cousins trade thing for New Orleans Pelicans fans. According to multiple reports, Omri Casspi — who was part of the trade that sent Cousins to Louisiana — has broken his thumb. The sharp-shooting forward will be out 4-6 weeks. It’s..." February 24

  • Suns' Booker told Tucker he wouldn't be traded - right before he was traded

    Bleacher Report "The NBA trade deadline struck at 3 p.m. ET. Of course, news of some finalized deals occasionally funnels through the grapevine after the window officially closes. At 3:04 p.m. ET, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the Phoenix Suns had dealt P.J. Tucker to the Toronto Raptors. If..." February 24