• Paul George disputes the idea that he’s already moved out of his house in Indiana

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rumors spread on social media this week as moving trucks were found outside of Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George‘s house. But were they really his? The user posted photos of giant moving trucks outside of a house in George’s neighborhood to Snapchat. People began speculating wildly that..." June 25

  • Utah Jazz reportedly could land one of the top international players on the market

    CBS Sports "Milos Teodosic of Serbia reportedly could be heading to the NBA very soon. According to Serbian publication, Politika, Teodosic is close to heading to the NBA and his destination could be the Jazz. Teodosic's potential move to the NBA lines up with a recent report from ESPN that the now former..." June 25

  • Marcus Camby being sued over death of his nephew

    Larry Brown Sports "Former NBA star Marcus Camby, who played for six teams including the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets, is being sued over the November 2016 death of his nephew. The Houston Chronicle reports that Marcus Carter McGhee has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, Galveston..." June 25

  • Westgate Las Vegas not high on Lakers' playoff hopes in 2017-18

    ESPN UK "After Lonzo Ball was selected No. 2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in Thursday's NBA draft, his father, LaVar, wasn't shy about proclaiming his belief that the team would make the postseason in 2017-18. "Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year," the outspoken..." June 25

  • Raptors first-round pick O.G. Anunoby will steal your girlfriend

    Sportsnaut "Hashing up old tweets from draft picks has become a favorite national pastime of ours. Dallas Mavericks first-round pick Dennis Smith Jr. had an absolutely amazing run of it Thursday night after he was selected. “Knock on wood,” one might say. We also have to remember Dak Prescott’s years-old..." June 25

  • Dirk Nowitzki Contract Option Declined by Mavericks

    Bleacher Report "Dirk Nowitzki's hefty $25 million contract option has been declined by the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, though he is expected to sign a new deal and return to the Mavs for his 20th NBA season in 2017-18, per Marc Stein of ESPN. Stein reported the sides are "strongly considering" a two-year..." June 25

  • Report: Derrick Rose likely to get $10-12 million per year in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Derrick Rose is coming off yet another significant knee injury, and the former NBA MVP could end up being a bargain in free agency because of it. Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that Rose, who recently underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus, is expected to earn no more than $12..." June 25

  • Report: Celtics could have Paul George deal in place if Gordon Hayward signs

    WEEI Boston "Thursday’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn was just the latest setting for yet another round of stalled trade talks centered around Paul George for the Celtics and Pacers. But, if Danny Ainge’s persistence and Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard’s efforts to maximize George’s trade value (which is at..." June 25

  • Isaiah Thomas: 'If I were 6-3 or 6-5, I'd be the best player in the world'

    ESPN "You might have heard that Isaiah Thomas is only 5-9. It's kind of his thing -- the same that way putting up jaw-dropping numbers is his thing. This past season the formerly overlooked Boston point guard, 28, saw the highest of highs -- an MVP-worthy season and Eastern Conference finals run -- and..." June 25

  • NBA Rumors: Bulls Were ‘Uncomfortable’ With Idea Of Jimmy Butler As Franchise Player

    NESN "Jimmy Butler is one of the best two-way players in the NBA, but the Chicago Bulls apparently weren’t crazy about having him as the cornerstone of their franchise. After six strong seasons in Chicago, the Bulls agreed to trade Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Kris Dunn, Zach..." June 25

  • LeBron James will never be a Clipper, report says

    Sporting News "Late night radio may not be appointment radio, but believe it or not news does break after 12 a.m. And that's exactly what happened on the Freddie and Fitz show ESPN Saturday morning. Mike Wise has been doing this whole basketball reporting thing for a long time. He was an award-winning..." June 25

  • Rockets reportedly have ‘serious chance’ at landing Chris Paul

    Larry Brown Sports "ESPN NBA Insider Chris Haynes appeared on Sportscenter Saturday night and said there is a “serious chance” the Houston Rockets could land Chris Paul in free agency. Haynes is one of the most plugged-in NBA reporters out there, so when he says there’s a serious chance of something happening,..." June 25

  • Buford doesn’t deny Spurs trade talk

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs general manager R.C. Buford indicated the club did indeed try to trade up in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night. The Spurs selected Colorado guard Derrick White with the No. 29 pick. Reports surfaced before the draft began that the Spurs were shopping power forward..." June 25

  • The Knicks’ Carmelo-Porzingis problem no one dares speak of

    New York Post "As a practical basketball matter, let’s go back to the 2015 NBA draft, when we might have heard, “With the fourth overall selection, the Knicks select 7-foot-3 Kristaps Porzingis.” “Wow! Tell us more.” “Well, he has one specialty.” “What’s that?” “Outside shooting.” Perhaps it has..." June 25

  • Report | LaVar Ball in talks to appear on Monday Night Raw

    Fanrag Sports "Now that Lonzo Ball has been drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 2 overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft, his father, LaVar, isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. With the WWE’s Monday Night Raw heading out to the West Coast, next week’s episode will emanate from Los Angeles. And as is..." June 25

  • Hornets GM Introduces Dwayne Bacon As Dwyane Wade In Hilarious Gaffe

    NESN "Dwayne Bacon received a warm welcome to the Charlotte Hornets organization Saturday afternoon. Well, kind of. Bacon, who the Hornets grabbed with the No. 40 pick in this year’s draft, was introduced alongside No. 11 overall pick Malik Monk by Charlotte general manager Rich Cho. But thanks..." June 25

  • Lonzo Ball’s Grandfather May Be The Biggest Baller In The Entire Family

    Dime Magazine "LaVar Ball‘s dad says that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. TMZ claims they snagged an interview with LaVar Ball’s father, and the Big Baller Brand-clad man sounds a lot like the CEO of the family company. Only identified as Grandpa Ball, the man said he’s excited for his grandson and..." June 25

  • Derrick Rose wants to be a Knick but voice from the past is calling

    New York Post "B.J. Armstrong, the agent for Derrick Rose, isn’t surprised the Timberwolves, with Tom Thibodeau their president and head coach, have emerged again as potential suitors for his client. But he hopes at least to meet with the Knicks before the free-agency period begins July 1. “If it was up to..." June 25

  • ESPN Called Out Joel Embiid For Having More Tweets Than Minutes Played After He Trolled LaVar Ball

    Dime Magazine "Joel Embiid has had plenty of fun online this summer, but it’s clear some people are getting a bit tired of the act. Even ESPN pointed out how active The Process is compared to his output on the court. Embiid used social media to encourage the Philadelphia 76ers to trade for the top pick in the..." June 24

  • Rockets Trying to Clear Cap Space to Pursue PG in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Chris Paul reportedly informed the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday that he will opt out of his player option and become an unrestricted free agent, according to the Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner, and speculation is already swirling about where he could land next. Appearing on a Saturday..." June 24

  • The Cavs Should Trade LeBron Wherever He Wants if They Can't Add Pieces

    12 Up "This is going to sound like blasphemy to a lot of people, but the Cleveland Cavaliers should trade ​LeBron James IF -- and that's a very big if -- the team does not make any significant additions to the roster this offseason or can't unload any of their onerous contracts. The very thought of..." June 24

  • Dwyane Wade would consider returning to play for Miami Heat

    Clutch Points "It’s only been a year since Dwyane Wade left the franchise he called home for the first 13 years of his NBA career, departing for a two-year deal with his hometown Chicago Bulls after much contention with the Miami Heat front office and president Pat Riley. Yet Wade can suddenly make a return,..." June 24

  • 5 teams that could sign Chris Paul now that he’s a free agent

    Fox Sports "Minutes after Blake Griffin reportedly informed the Los Angeles Clippers he was opting out of the final year of his contract on Friday, Chris Paul did the same. There's a very simple reason for their decisions. Both players signed max contracts under the old CBA, and the recent influx of cash..." June 24

  • Kristaps Porzingis still a Knick, but no one knows for how long

    New York Post "Knicks president Phil Jackson’s intention for now is make amends with 7-foot-3 Latvian phenom Kristaps Porzingis and not look to trade him. But if things don’t go smoothly in the next several months, Jackson may entertain trade offers again, knowing Porzingis will be entering the final year of..." June 24

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant trolls Russell Westbrook with cupcake hat featuring ring

    Sporting News "It all started with Russell Westbrook's seemingly innocuous Instagram post of a cupcake display last Fourth of July. On face value, the picture appeared to be a patriotic gesture by Westbrook, but Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated later revealed that Thunder players used to use the term..." June 24

  • Sixers 'focused on' Joel Embiid contract extension

    Bucks County Courier Times "Signing Joel Embiid to a contract extension is one of the 76ers' offseason priorities, according to managing owner Josh Harris. Following Friday's news conference to introduce the Sixers' four picks in Thursday night's NBA Draft, Harris said the organization is "focused on it." "Look, I'd..." June 24

  • Magic Johnson takes veiled shot at Russell: 'What I needed was a leader'

    Bleacher Report "Magic Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations, thanked D'Angelo Russell for his services on Friday and said the team decided to move in a different direction because what the team needed was a "leader." "D'Angelo is an excellent player," Johnson said, per ESPN.com's..." June 24

  • The driving forces behind ‘Don’t Trade Porzingis’ billboard

    New York Post "Knicks president Phil Jackson had until Friday at midnight to get the yellow neon message ingrained into his head this summer as he attempts to mend fences — or not — with disgruntled Kristaps Porzingis. The digital billboard on the corner of 33rd Street and 7th Avenue Thursday pleaded with the..." June 24

  • How Mark Cuban Ensured That The Mavs’ NBA Draft Pick Wouldn’t Get Leaked

    Uproxx "2017’s NBA Draft night wasn’t what everyone anticipated, but it sure kept people tuned in. A blockbuster Jimmy Butler trade, some lateral moves by other teams, and a lot of misdirection made for a fun-filled night of rumors and more. As per usual for the past few seasons, The Vertical’s Adrian..." June 24

  • Paul George's R&E Would Be $94M Over Three Years, Expires When Eligible For 35 Percent Max

    Real GM Basketball "In following up on a report that the Boston Celtics could do an extend-and-trade agreement with Paul George and the Indiana Pacers if they manage to sign Gordon Hayward in free agency, Albert Nahmad explained why the scenario makes financial sense. Under that scenario, George would increase his..." June 24

  • Re-signing Nerlens Noel Mavericks’ top off-season priority

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is a Mark Cuban owned team, you don’t think the Mavericks are going to make a serious run at a free agent come July 1? Pelicans’ point guard Jrue Holiday has long been known to be a target, but there will be others. But keeping their new core together, including restricted free agent..." June 24

  • Celtics' Jae Crowder 'likes' series of tweets calling for his trade

    WEEI Boston "Celtics forward Jae Crowder has never been one to shy away from a fight. Especially the ones he can find on Twitter. As rumors linking Pacers star Paul George swirled at a fever pitch this week, the 26-year-old Crowder could be found on Twitter giving a like to any and every fan that tweeted..." June 24

  • Knicks tried to dump Noah's salary in potential Porzingis trades

    ESPN "The only person who really knows how close the New York Knicks came to trading Kristaps Porzingis before Thursday’s draft is Phil Jackson. Everyone involved will say publicly (and, probably, anonymously to reporters) that the trade wasn't close. (Jackson didn't want to comment on the Knicks' trade..." June 24

  • Mavericks exercise Yogi Ferrell's team option for 2017-18

    Bleacher Report "Following an impressive rookie season, the Dallas Mavericks reportedly exercised their 2017-18 contract option on point guard Yogi Ferrell on Saturday. Tim MacMahon of ESPN reported the news, with Mike Fisher of DallasBasketball.com confirming the report and noting Ferrell will make $1.3..." June 24

  • Knicks afraid of Porzingis rebelling, hurting their image

    Yardbarker "Phil Jackson’s willingness to trade Kristaps Porzingis seemingly has little to do with the former first-round pick’s game and everything to do with his attitude toward the team. Porzingis skipped his exit meeting with the New York Knicks after the season, and his brother and agent Janis..." June 24

  • Draymond Green sent Warriors GM expletive-laden texts after Jordan Bell pick

    CBS Sports "The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors initially didn't own a pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but thanks to the most successful three-year run in franchise history, an overflow of cash helped them land the 38th overall selection by sending a boatload of dough to Chicago, netting them Oregon..." June 24

  • Jimmy Butler Pens Letter to Chicago After Being Traded: ‘I Love You’

    Complex "It’s been nearly 24 hours, but it’s still hard to believe—Jimmy Butler has joined the Minnesota Timberwolves, reuniting with former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. The trade went down during the early picks of Thursday night’s NBA Draft. Many said the Bulls didn’t get enough in return for Butler,..." June 24

  • Cavs would be interested in Wade, Melo if bought out

    Larry Brown Sports "After losing to the Warriors in five games in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have shown a keen interest in upgrading their roster before next season. That won’t be easy given Cleveland’s cap situation and lack of easy-to-move assets. The Cavs likely will need to focus on inexpensive..." June 24

  • Charles Oakley takes Knicks’ side, thinks Kristaps Porzingis was wrong to skip exit meeting

    New York Daily News "Knicks legend Charles Oakley was always one to speak his mind, however uncomfortable his words made people at the Garden. Running counter to that type of forthcomingness is Kristaps Porzingis’ decision to skip his exit meeting, which Oakley told the Daily News was the wrong move. It especially..." June 24

  • Michael Jordan fan has crying LeBron James tattooed to leg

    ESPN "Kalen Gilleese has a body full of tattoos that he has had inked for the past 12 years, but none of them have earned national attention. That was until this week when he got a crying LeBron James face on this right calf. "I've heard from a lot of people that have seen it," Gilleese said. "No..." June 24

  • Lamar Odom calls out Stephen A. Smith for inappropriate addiction joke

    New York Daily News "Lamar Odom was highly offended by ESPN loudmouth Stephen A. Smith's comments about the former NBA’s stars addiction problems. Odom’s lawyer released a statement on Friday, asking the sports network to denounce the “vulgar” and “grotesque” words that came out of Smith’s mouth on “First..." June 24

  • Bulls fans start GoFundMe for #FireGarPax billboard

    SI "Yes, we know the 90s happened, but Bulls fans are a grumpy bunch a lot of the time. After Jimmy Butler was traded on Thursday, it sparked major discontent and ennui within Chicago’s fan base. So much, in fact, that some brave souls started a GoFundMe to buy a billboard to call for the heads of..." June 24

  • Chris Paul re-elected NBPA president

    Bleacher Report "Chris Paul was re-elected to a new term as the president of the National Basketball Players Association on Friday, according to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears. The 32-year-old was initially elected to the post in August 2013 when he took over for Derek Fisher. Paul—who reportedly declined..." June 24

  • Report: Wolves targeting free agent Lowry, Holiday, and other guards

    Larry Brown Sports "After triggering an earthquake with Thursday’s blockbuster trade for Jimmy Butler, the Minnesota Timberwolves may be coming back for an aftershock. Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News reports on Friday that the Wolves think they can upgrade at the point guard position in free agency and are..." June 23

  • Magic Johnson says he 'expects' Lakers to retire a Ball jersey one day

    USA Today "Lonzo Ball was officially introduced as a Los Angeles Laker on Friday after being drafted No. 2 the night before. The team president, Magic Johnson, had high praise for the 19-year-old at the start of the press conference. Magic called Lonzo “the new face of the Lakers,” and he even said that..." June 23

  • Blake Reportedly Opts out of Clippers Contract, Will Enter Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin has reportedly decided to decline the $21.4 million player option in his contract for the 2017-18 NBA season and will now become an unrestricted free agent, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Griffin is one of the league's top power..." June 23

  • Report: Clippers' Chris Paul declines player option, will become unrestricted free agent

    CBS Sports "Early Friday evening, the news broke that Blake Griffin had decided to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers in order to become an unrestricted free agent. Now, less than an hour later, we have news that Chris Paul has decided to do the same. " June 23

  • Nuggets Were Unwilling To Include Jamal Murray In Jimmy Butler Trade Talks

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets discussed a Jimmy Butler trade with the Chicago Bulls, but were unwilling to include Jamal Murray in any deal. Murray was one of the league's better rookies last season and is part of Denver's core around Nikola Jokic." June 23

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Report: Butler’s attitude toward Fred Hoiberg made players ‘uncomfortable’

    Larry Brown Sports "There has been a lot of talk about the Chicago Bulls not getting enough in return from the Minnesota Timberwolves with the Jimmy Butler trade, but that may have something to do with teams knowing Butler’s relationship with his coach had soured. In a lengthy feature about how the Butler trade..." June 23

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