• Russ Westbrook: 'My job is to attack'

    ESPN.com "Thunder guard Russell Westbrook took exception to questions Sunday about his perceived lack of passing following the Thunder's 101-99 loss to the Pelicans. "It's one game, man. I'm not going to keep answering questions about me not passing when we lose," Westbrook said. "When we won eight in a..." December 22

  • Kobe Bryant may take time off

    Yahoo! Sports "A sore and struggling Kobe Bryant is considering taking some time off to rest. "I don't have much of a choice if the body is feeling the way it's feeling right now," Bryant told Yahoo Sports. "You got to be smart. You got to make sure you get enough return on your investment. With the amount..." December 22

  • Knicks’ Dalembert faces ban after elbow-to-face ejection

    New York Post "Knicks center Samuel Dalembert said he was “upset’’ about his first NBA ejection — for elbowing Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas in the face on Sunday — adding the Raptors big man wouldn’t be standing if Dalembert had tried to level him. Dalembert was called for a flagrant-2 foul — an automatic..." December 22

  • Kyrie Irving lauded by Team USA

    ESPN.com "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the MVP of the Basketball World Cup, was honored Sunday as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. Irving started in all nine games for the Americans in Spain and averaged 12.1 points and 3.6 assists. He scored 26 points in the gold-medal game, going..." December 22

  • Brad Stevens insists he won’t leave Celtics for a college job

    Pro Basketball Talk "Practically since the minute he left Butler University to take the Boston Celtics head coaching job, there have been rumors and speculation about what Brad Stevens is going to do next. He signed a six-year contract with the Celtics, but reports have surfaced over the past 18 months that Stevens..." December 22

  • Lance Stephenson has 'clashed with teammates'

    CBSSports.com "The Boston Globe reports part of the problem in Charlotte, in addition to their inability to hit shots, prevent the other team from making shots or win games, is the attitude of free agent pick up Lance Stephenson. Stephenson reportedly is, you guessed it, "clashing with teammates."..." December 22

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    I'm told NBA is not punishing Nick Young with any suspension for his flagrant foul 2 in Friday's game vs OKC. So he will suit up today

  • Robin Lopez responds perfectly to rumors of dating Khloe Kardashian

    CBSSports.com "The life of an NBA athlete can be bizarre and when you're Portland Trail Blazers' center Robin Lopez, you welcome the bizarre. He's the latest professional athlete to be rumored to dating a Kardashian sister -- this time being Khloe Kardashian. She was previously married to Lamar Odom and once..." December 22

  • Sources: Kings discussing trade for Deron Williams

    Yahoo! Sports "The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings are discussing a deal centered on former All-Star guard Deron Williams, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Nets have been shopping their high-priced star players, and the Kings have been probing the market for an impact point guard. No deal is..." December 21

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose'

    ESPN.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Lance Stephenson out at least through Christmas.

  • Clippers rip officials after being called for seven technical fouls in loss

    Pro Basketball Talk "Very early in the season, Doc Rivers saw this coming. The Clippers head coach saw a pattern emerging just four games in, where his players were getting a reputation for being too demonstrative with the officials. Friday night in Denver, his worst fears came to fruition. L.A. was whistled..." December 21

  • No Jackson, Kings sticking with interim coach Corbin for now

    CSN Bay Area "ESPN’s Bill Simmons tweet stirred up rumors of an imminent announcement of former Warriors coach Mark Jackson being introduced by the Kings as Michael Malone’s successor. CSN California is learning there’s no substance to the tweet. While general manager Pete D’Alessandro stopped short on..." December 21

  • The Celtics have a war chest of first-round draft picks

    SB Nation "The Boston Celtics traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, a first-round pick and a second-round pick. The move finally allowed Boston to move on from the last remnant of their most recent championship team and embrace rebuilding. It also added to..." December 20

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    nakia hogan @nakiahogan

    OKC Thunder are listing SF Kevin Durant (ankle) as OUT for their game on Sunday vs. Pelicans.

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    Mike Monroe @Monroe_SA

    Per Kawhi Leonard, he has torn ligament in right hand; must wait for swelling to reside before considering returning

  • Gasol, Butler proving more than Melo consolation prizes

    CSN Chicago "Even though Carmelo Anthony didn’t play on Thursday night as the Bulls hosted the Knicks — Anthony’s first foray back to Chicago since nearly joining the team during this summer’s free agency period — it was a sore reminder of what could’ve been. That being said, Thursday was also a resounding..." December 20

  • Nick Young calls Steven Adams a 'dirty' player after elbowing him in the throat

    USA Today "The Lakers were without Nick Young down the stretch in a tight game against the Thunder Friday night after Young was ejected with more than 11 minutes to play. Thunder center Steven Adams initiated contact with Young while coming down the floor, and Swaggy P responded with an elbow to Adams’..." December 20

  • Knicks get glimpse at stud point guard tailor-made for them

    New York Post "Here come the Suns. And here comes Phoenix point guard Goran Dragic into the Garden for a Saturday matinee — a crafty, left-handed point guard who will be a free agent in July armed with a skill set that could make Phil Jackson’s triangle offense make sense. Knicks fans can dream. While big men..." December 20

  • Ainge should think hard about trading Jeff Green

    CSN New England "Danny Ainge said one of the major factors in trading Rajon Rondo had to do with the uncertainty of re-signing him this summer. Well, Ainge may be in for a similar concern playing itself out with Jeff Green, who is expected to opt-out of his contract and become a free agent this summer. Like..." December 20

  • With Batum, Blazers should take the Spurs approach

    CSN Northwest "A variety of maladies. That was the reason Gregg Popovich gave when he pulled Tony Parker from a road trip last season sending the San Antonio Spurs point guard home to rest and recover. Parker had been dealing with a variety of injuries and wasn’t playing at his usual level. In the two..." December 20

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    Joseph Goodman @JoeGoodmanJr

    Bosh probably could play on Christmas, but he would be highly susceptible to another sprain or worse if not fully healthy. It's a gamble.

  • 76ers fans patiently wait for faceless franchise to develop

    Courier-Post "There were 22 Pennsauken High School basketball players in the stands Monday night for a Sixers home game against the Celtics. The kids wore red Pennsauken team sweatshirts, but they were hardly seeing red after yet another Philly loss at the Wells Fargo Center. They cared didn't care that..." December 20

  • Warriors' Andrew Bogut likens restoring cars to caring for battered body

    Yahoo! Sports "Injury-riddled Andrew Bogut escapes his NBA frustrations by getting wrapped up into his love of old cars. Bogut, the son of a mechanic, has owned as many as 35 vehicles and his latest passion off the court is restoring a 1949 Cadillac Coupe de Ville and a 1969 Shelby Mustang. It's not uncommon..." December 20

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per @MavsPR, the @dallasmavs have recalled Ricky Ledo.

  • Ainge: Rondo's uncertain future keyed deal

    ESPN Boston "Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said lingering uncertainty about Rajon Rondo's future in Boston, along with the team's inability to immediately surround him with impact players, contributed to his decision to trade him to the Dallas Mavericks. The Celtics shipped the..." December 20

  • Kevin Durant to sit out vs. Lakers with ankle sprain

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant dropped 30 in the first half on Golden State and was on his way to what looked like an epic game when the play above happened. Durant rolled his ankle, and while X-rays were negative Durant did not return for the second half of what was an eventual Warriors win. Durant now will sit..." December 19

  • Kendrick Perkins: Rajon Rondo wanted out of Boston

    Yahoo! Sports "While Rajon Rondo continued to say publicly he was committed to staying with the Boston Celtics, Rondo's former teammate and close friend, Kendrick Perkins, knew he truly felt different. "He wanted out, but he would never say that though," Perkins told Yahoo Sports. Perkins and Rondo were..." December 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sources: Three-way Corey Brewer deal taking shape: Ronny Turiaf to 76ers with a second-round pick. Sixers send Alexey Shved to Rockets.

  • Sources: Rockets acquire Corey Brewer from Timberwolves

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade Corey Brewer to the Houston Rockets, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Houston will send guard Troy Daniels to Minnesota as part of the Brewer deal, sources said. The Rockets will also give Minnesota a 2015 second-round pick – via Sacramento – and..." December 19

  • Report: Hornets End Lance Stephenson Trade Talks Due To Lack Of Interest

    NESN "While folks in Boston debate whether the Celtics got fleeced in the Rajon Rondo trade, at least the Celts were able to find a buyer for their polarizing star. The Charlotte Hornets weren’t so fortunate. The Hornets have decided to keep mercurial shooting guard Lance Stephenson “for now,”..." December 19

  • Thunder's Durant injures ankle, expected to be OK

    Covers.com "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant missed the second half of Thursday's 114-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors with a sprained right ankle, but insisted afterward it's nothing serious. "I wanted to play, but we want to be cautious," Durant said after the game. X-rays taken at..." December 19

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    O'Neal makes home in DFW area and has long hoped to play for Mavs. But now, with Rondo there, I'm told he's highly intrigued by possibility

  • Illness sidelines Derrick Rose vs. Grizzlies

    Chicago Tribune "Derrick Rose will miss his second straight game to illness and 10th overall this season Friday in Memphis. Rose didn't accompany the Bulls on their charter flight late Thursday. He hadn't recovered sufficiently to travel there on his own on Friday either." December 19

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    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

    Would Kobe extend career if the Lakers add a star? Kobe: "I don't know. Maybe. It's really just if I want to play."

  • Malone 'surprised' at dismissal from Kings

    CSN Bay Area "In his first interview since being fired as head coach of the Kings last Sunday, Michael Malone shared his thoughts on his time in Sacramento, including his reaction to the decision by GM Pete D’Alessandro and owner Vivek Ranadive to relieve Malone of his duties. “I was surprised given the..." December 19

  • Carmelo Anthony considering shutting down because of knee injury

    North Jersey "The Knicks sauntered out of the visitors locker room Thursday morning for their shootaround, the players and coaches heading to the court. And finally, after every player had left the room, Carmelo Anthony slowly moved through the door. Dressed for a workout, Anthony said he would test himself..." December 19

  • Celtics ship Rondo to Mavericks

    ESPN Dallas "The Boston Celtics are in the process of finalizing a deal to send Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources. Sources tell ESPN.com that the Celtics and the Mavericks have an agreement in principle to send the All-Star point guard to Dallas for Brandan Wright, Jae..." December 19

  • Phil: Tyson Chandler wouldn't help

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks president Phil Jackson took to Twitter to defend his decision to trade Tyson Chandler, saying Chandler could not have helped the team this season. He also said that those questioning the trade should "relax." "I'm OK with the Dallas deal. Tyson fits there and our three..." December 19

  • Heat's Bosh to miss 4th straight game Friday

    The Score "The left calf strain that Chris Bosh is suffering from will keep him out of yet another game, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman. The banged-up Heat host the Southeast-leading Washington Wizards on Friday. Miami is already without Josh McRoberts up front. " December 19

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Durant: "It was the foot I had surgery. I wanted to play, I wanted to go back out there, but they just wanted to be cautious."

  • Larry Sanders suspended one game for push on Nicolas Batum

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has suspended Larry Sanders for one game for a shove of Nicolas Batum in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 104-97 Wednesday night loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, the NBA announced Thursday in a press release." December 19

  • Hornets Stephenson staying put 'for now'

    ESPN.com "Underwhelmed by the quality of trade offers they've received for Lance Stephenson, the Charlotte Hornets have decided to keep the volatile guard "for now,'' according to league sources. A stunningly poor start to the season, chemistry issues and Stephenson's sub-par play had led the Hornets..." December 19

  • LeBron still reflecting after blowout

    ESPN.com "A day after losing by 29 points to the Atlanta Hawks, LeBron James said the Cleveland Cavaliers already have enough on their roster to win big down the line. As long as every player improves as the season goes on, that is. "If we continue to get better, every individual, if we continue to make..." December 18

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    In Rondo talks, Boston and Dallas discussing package including Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder and a first-round pick, sources tell Yahoo.

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    Chris Mannix @ChrisMannixSI

    Lakers in the hunt for Rajon Rondo, but a strong desire internally not to give up much now, pursue Rondo in free agency, per sources.

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    Adding to @ESPNSteinLine report on Rondo from yesterday. Sources tell ESPN the Lakers also offered Boston multiple picks & Nash for Rondo

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    SB Nation @SBNation

    .@mavsmoneyball reports Dallas isn't done. They're targeting free agent Jermaine O'Neal next: http://t.co/Rr0ikYnfDh pic.twitter.com/mRZjJcibgE

  • Raptors 'intrigued' by summer free agent Marc Gasol

    CBSSports.com "The Globe and Mail reports that the Raptors are "intrigued" by Memphis Grizzlies center free agent, who will be a free agent this summer. A player that increasingly intrigues Raptors management is Memphis centre Marc Gasol. The Spaniard is a free agent this summer. The greatest lack on the..." December 18

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Perceived as sellers, Celtics have received inquiries about Jeff Green from Clippers, Pelicans, Grizzlies but Cs not interested in offers.