• Before blasting the Bulls' haul in the Jimmy Butler deal, check the record first

    CBS Sports "When the Chicago Bulls traded Jimmy Butler (and the rights to the No. 16 overall selection, which turned out to be Justin Patton) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the rights to this year's No. 7 overall pick (where they selected Lauri Markkanen) on draft night, the..." August 22

  • Rookie survey: Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. stands out from crowd

    NBA.com "Last year's rookie class was, to put it nicely, underwhelming. Malcolm Brogdon won the Kia Rookie of the Year, having averaged just 10.2 points and 4.2 assists per game. Joel Embiid played just 31 games and Dario Saric wasn't very efficient. No. 1 pick Ben Simmons didn't play and the guy -- Kris..." August 22

  • Pacers strongly believe they have the Lakers dead to rights, believe they tampered with PG

    WTHR.com "For weeks, even months, the Pacers had heard whispers that the Los Angeles Lakers had been making contact with Paul George's agent, Aaron Mintz, and George's parents. Then Pacers owner Herb Simon, general manager Kevin Pritchard and some other Pacers' officials watched the Magic Johnson yuk-it-up..." August 22

  • Ainge: More tests to confirm Isaiah Thomas' hip is on track

    CSN New England "Isaiah Thomas will undergo additional testing prior to the start of training camp, which as you might expect has elevated the concern level among Celtics Nation. But Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, told CSNNE.com that the tests have more to do with re-affirming that..." August 22

  • Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes part of group trying to buy Rockets franchise

    Fox 26 Houston "Hall of Fame forward Elvin Hayes said he is a member of a group that is attempting to buy the Houston Rockets franchise. Hayes said he and his group met recently with Rockets CEO Tad Brown, who is handling the sale for owner Leslie Alexander. “We have met with the Rockets, and had a very..." August 22

  • Cole Aldrich on the Timberwolves’ renovated roster, trade rumors and his role

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Only six players from last year’s Timberwolves roster are still under contract with the team. One of those is reserve center Cole Aldrich, who signed a three-year deal with the Timberwolves as a free agent in 2016. But even Aldrich, a Bloomington native, was a candidate to be moved this summer,..." August 22

  • Warriors' Kerr: 'I fully expect to coach all year'

    San Francisco Chronicle "Every summer for the past three years, Steve Kerr has left part of his heart in the Bay Area and come down here to the place he and wife, Margot, call home. The Golden State Warriors’ head man loves Northern California, but he is a son of the sun, a beach boy at heart. Kerr is a serious coach —..." August 21

  • LeBron 'NY Over L.A.? I Have No Idea What Blake's Talking About'

    TMZ "Blake Griffin thinks LeBron James could end up in NYC -- but that's news to LeBron James. Bron was leaving Coral Tree Cafe in Brentwood on Sunday when we asked about the prediction Griffin made on the "View From the Cheap Seats" podcast ... that LeBron will leave Cleveland for the..." August 21

  • Reporter who broke Paul George-Lakers tampering story tweets insult at Magic Johnson

    Larry Brown Sports "As if the Los Angeles Lakers being accused of tampering with Paul George wasn’t strange enough, now the story has taken a rather bizarre turn. Veteran NBA writer Peter Vecsey, who was the first one to break the news that the Indiana Pacers were filing tampering charges against the Lakers,..." August 21

  • Woman Who Had Amare’s Baby So She Wouldn’t Have to Work, Did Same Thing to Chris Duhon

    Black Sports Online "Can’t blame the young lady for going to the well twice. It worked the first time, so she decided to do it again. It started with Chris Duhon. Quynn Lovett 36, sued former pro point guard Chris Duhon in 2009 for paternity and child support for her son, Jeremy Sterling Duhon. Duhon..." August 21

  • LeBron James to Knicks? Blake Griffin can see it happening

    Sporting News "While the Cavaliers are reportedly preparing for the possibility that this season will be LeBron James’ last in Cleveland, a fellow NBA superstar thinks James could be headed to New York. Clippers forward Blake Griffin explained his contrarian theory on the View From The Cheap Seats podcast,..." August 21

  • Clippers To Hire Trent Redden As Assistant GM

    Hoops Rumors "Former Cavaliers executive Trent Redden is poised to join the Clippers’ front office, according to ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz, who reports (via Twitter) that Los Angeles will hire Redden as an assistant general manager. The addition of Redden represents the latest move in a series of front office..." August 21

  • O.J. Mayo, Banned and Forgotten, Fights to Save His NBA Career

    SI "O.J. Mayo broke down in tears when he heard the NBA was going to ban him for at least two years for a failed drug test, and he surely would have cried even harder if he had known the embarrassment, loneliness and aimlessness that would follow. His first instinct was to call his mother, Alisha,..." August 21

  • Could Jimmy Kimmel interview ruin Magic Johnson’s Lakers goal?

    New York Post "One of the biggest NBA storylines of the summer now may also be one of the most controversial. The league released a statement Sunday afternoon saying it is investigating the Lakers for claims of tampering while Paul George was with the Pacers, before he was dealt to the Thunder. The..." August 20

  • Paul George-Lakers tampering investigation reportedly centered around Magic

    CBS Sports "Late Saturday evening, it was reported by Peter Vescey that the Pacers were filing tampering charges against the Lakers over Paul George. Indiana had its hand forced when George reportedly informed the front office he didn't plan to re-sign and his preferred destination was the Lakers. The Pacers..." August 20

  • NBA confirms Lakers under investigation for potential tampering with Paul George

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George is not a member of the the Los Angeles Lakers. Yet. The California native has one year to go on his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder after being traded there by the Indiana Pacers. Rumors have been swirling for months about whether George would stay in Indiana, a new city, or..." August 20

  • LeBron James’ Refusal To Commit To Cavs Cost Them Paul George

    NESN "The Cleveland Cavaliers need help to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, that much is clear. And while the Cavs reportedly tried to acquire Paul George from the Indiana Pacers this offseason, it appears that LeBron James might be the reason the deal wasn’t completed. FOX..." August 20

  • Mavs Center Noel Switches Agents in Search of Max Deal

    NBC Dallas Fort Worth "So Nerlens Noel fired his agent and will sign with Dan Fegan. Big whoop. He still isn’t going to get a max deal from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban this summer. Cuban would be foolish to pay the 23-year old more than he has to. No other NBA clubs tried to sign the restricted 6-11..." August 20

  • Kyrie Irving Allegedly Made His Trade Request Because He Thought LeBron Wanted Him Out

    Uproxx "The latest news out of the NBA’s greatest soap opera, known better as the Cleveland Cavaliers, is fans have begun their push to show LeBron James they love him with “Stay Home” shirts and hats. James’ impending free agency in the summer of 2018 has fans and the organization concerned that the King..." August 20

  • Mutual Interest Between Josh Smith, Rockets?

    Hoops Rumors "Josh Smith may be ready to sign up for his third tour of duty with the Rockets, tweets Kelly Iko of EPSN 97.5 in Houston. Iko adds that the the veteran forward is “very interested” in returning to the team, and an agreement could be reached soon. Smith spent part of last season with the Sichuan..." August 20

  • John Wall's beef with Ronnie 2K over his NBA 2K18 rating continues

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "John Wall made it well known he was not happy with his rating for NBA 2K18 in a series of tweets directed at Ronnie Singh, an employee of 2K Sports who has made a name for himself on social media as a guy who represents the gaming franchise under the alias 'Ronnie 2K.' Last month, after it was..." August 20

  • Clippers Reportedly Offer GM Position to Thunder's Michael Winger

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Clippers have reportedly offered their vacant general manager position to Oklahoma City Thunder executive Michael Winger. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the news, noting the deal could be finalized "soon." Winger, 37, is currently an assistant general manager to Sam..." August 20

  • Blake Griffin Doesn’t See LeBron James In L.A. And Thinks A Banana Boat Reunion Is Brewing

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James’ impending free agency in 2018 has become the most talked about story of the dog days of the 2017 offseason, as his future has become critical to the Cavaliers’ present as they look to move Kyrie Irving. The Cavs are preparing for a potential rebuild in case James bolts for a second..." August 20

  • Irving to Spurs: Far-fetched but here are some fantasy scenarios

    San Antonio Express-News "Let’s get this straight, right from the top. Kyrie Irving is probably going to be traded between now and the start of the NBA season. Cleveland’s All-Star point guard has made his unhappiness known, and Cavaliers kingpin LeBron James has made his unhappiness with Irving’s unhappiness known,..." August 20

  • NBA denies claim of plot to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo from Eurobasket

    Bleacher Report "The NBA denied a claim from the Greek federation that the league hatched a plot to keep Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo out of EuroBasket. "The NBA and the Milwaukee Bucks have followed all appropriate protocol under the NBA-FIBA agreement," the NBA said in a statement, per the..." August 20

  • Hassan Whiteside says Miami Heat would embrace a Dwyane Wade return

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The respect has endured through the departure and assuredly would be there if there is a return. Hassan Whiteside said as much Saturday when the discussion turned to a possible Miami Heat reunion with Dwyane Wade. "It'd be great," Whiteside said at a fundraiser for his Whiteside Foundation...." August 20

  • Clippers reach agreement to sign Marshall Plumlee

    The Spun "Marshall Plumlee went undrafted during the 2016 NBA Draft, but signed with the New York Knicks not long after. After getting waived earlier this summer, Plumlee found himself out of the NBA. However, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that Plumlee signed a new deal with the Los Angeles..." August 20

  • Pacers file tampering charges against Lakers over Paul George

    Bleacher Report "The Indiana Pacers have reportedly filed charges against the Los Angeles Lakers for tampering with Paul George before the All-Star was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Per NBA journalist Peter Vecsey, Pacers owner Herb Simon filed the charges against the Lakers, and the NBA hired an..." August 20

  • Wizards’ John Wall on Charlottesville: We are all family

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "John Wall has always been one to speak his mind and answer questions directly, though politics isn't often his game. During the preseason last fall he was asked who he was voting for between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and his response was evasive. He didn't want to go there. But the past..." August 20

  • Harden: Chris ‘didn’t seem happy’ at start of offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden’s intervention was vital in bringing Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets. Harden was more than happy to bring Paul in to join him in the Rockets backcourt — in fact, he reached out, sensing that the point guard was not entirely happy with his situation in Los Angeles. “I just knew..." August 19

  • Akron stores selling LeBron James ‘stay home’ apparel

    Sportsnaut "With rumors swelling that LeBron James may be entering his final year with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a store in Akron is selling merchandise asking him to “stay home.” The most rampant rumor has been that James will play for the Los Angeles Lakers, but other teams have been in the discussion,..." August 19

  • Injured Giannis Antetokounmpo to sit out Eurobasket 2017; Greece team rips Bucks

    CBS Sports "Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the NBA's bright young stars. He's also the star player of the Greece National team. Unfortunately, Antetokounmpo will not be able to play with Greece this summer like he wanted. He announced on Facebook that he would be sitting out Eurobasket 2017 due to a knee..." August 19

  • Lakers owner Jeanie Buss compares rookie Lonzo Ball to all-time greats Kobe, Magic

    Lakers Nation "When discussing the greatest players to ever suit up for the Los Angeles Lakers, the argument usually boils down to Kobe Bryant vs. Magic Johnson. The Lakers are certainly hoping that rookie point guard Lonzo Ball one day joins that list. The expectations on the rookie are extremely high as his..." August 19

  • Joakim Noah breaks silence with fiery vows, Phil Jackson regret

    New York Post "Joakim Noah has a ton of regrets from last season, and one of them is his awful campaign may have played a role in costing Phil Jackson his job. In his first comments since the season ended, Noah also admitted he “lost my confidence’’ and “wasn’t moving right.” He said his drug suspension “hurt..." August 19

  • Don't expect to see Warriors visit Trump's White House

    USA Today "Maybe Andre Iguodala had the right idea all along. In June, a day before his Golden State Warriors won their second title in three years, the veteran forward was asked about a possible White House invitation that is typically extended to NBA champs. President Trump and the Warriors did not..." August 19

  • Kyrie Irving Knows You'll Make Fun of Him for Shaving His Beard

    Complex "Kyrie Irving is known for a few things at this point: wanting to get the hell off of the Cavs, feuding with LeBron James, and believing that he would fall off the edge of the planet if he sailed far enough. But one other thing that has always gotten him attention is his beard. Until now. Irving..." August 19

  • Michael Beasley had his truck stolen out of his driveway

    Pro Basketball Talk "Michael Beasley will be getting buckets, shooting long twos, and playing inconsistent defense for the New York Knicks next season (the analysis is just based on recent history). But first, he’d like to find his truck. Which was stolen." August 19

  • Jay-Z says he bought three pairs of Big Baller Brand shoes

    Yardbarker "Big Baller Brand apparently has at least one notable celebrity backer. In an appearance Friday on TIDAL’s “The Rap Radar Podcast,” rap mogul Jay-Z said he bought three pairs of Big Baller Brand shoes and gave credit to and expressed his support for LaVar Ball, as transcribed by JMKTV. Hov..." August 19

  • Beasley says he's an unstoppable scorer who's lacked opportunity

    New York Post "Michael Beasley is hardly lacking bragadoccio these days. He calls himself “a walking bucket’’ and thinks he’ll score a lot of them at Madison Square Garden because he’s “always done well with pressure.’’ Beasley, a 6-foot-9 forward, signed with the Knicks on a one-year deal last week for the..." August 19

  • Is David Blatt in line to be next Knicks coach?

    Newark Star-Ledger "In an offseason of NBA player movement, one fascinating bit of consistency will carryover to next season: All 30 NBA coaches from the 2016-17 NBA season are still with their teams as the 2017-18 season looms. Not one coach was fired. For the Knicks, that means keeping Jeff Hornacek despite a..." August 18

  • Steve Clifford and Hornets offer Dwight Howard a home and hope

    ESPN "For two hours, Dwight Howard had gone hard inside Georgia Tech's basketball facility, moving between the weight room and gymnasium, between conditioning and basketball. No tomfoolery, no high jinks. When Howard does the work, he's ferocious in his approach, meticulous in methodology. During..." August 18

  • Was Russell Westbrook-Kevin Durant rift 'just a regular NBA problem?'

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant told ESPN that Kyrie Irving wanting out of Cleveland and away from LeBron James is “just a regular NBA problem, right? A lot of teams have gone through this before.” Durant made the comments in his hometown of Seat Pleasant, Md., which staged a Durant celebration day. Durant said..." August 18

  • Durant fires back after being called out by Britt McHenry

    Larry Brown Sports "Britt McHenry does not agree with Kevin Durant’s decision to skip the Golden State Warriors’ upcoming trip to the White House, but Durant clearly doesn’t care what the former ESPN reporter has to say. Earlier this week, Durant revealed that he will not visit the White Houst with his team..." August 18

  • Lonzo Ball, Ben Simmons top Vegas odds for NBA Rookie of the Year

    ESPN "A ballyhooed NBA rookie class has caused disagreement among Las Vegas oddsmakers. William Hill's Nevada sportsbook on Wednesday opened Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball as the favorite to win Rookie of the Year at 9-5. The next day, the Westgate SuperBook went with Philadelphia 76ers..." August 18

  • Players Voice Awards 2017: Westbrook voted MVP, LeBron Global Impact Player

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook already won the 2017 MVP award earlier this summer, but he added more hardware to his trophy case on Friday by winning the Players Voice Awards MVP. The award is voted on by his peers and given on behalf of the National Basketball Players..." August 18

  • Carmelo Anthony voted ‘best teammate’ by Knicks players

    New York Daily News "Unlike Phil Jackson, Carmelo Anthony’s teammates didn’t seem to have a big problem with him holding the ball too long. Anthony was voted by his peers as “Best Teammate” on the Knicks, which was announced Friday as part of the NBPA awards. Players were only allowed to vote for their own..." August 18

  • Okla. teacher’s handout: Be more like MJ, not Kevin Durant

    Sportress of Blogitude "A teacher in Tulsa, Okla., clearly is still holding a serious grudge against Kevin Durant over his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead of the 2016-17 NBA season. How do we know? Said teacher issued a handout to students imploring them to be more like Michael Jordan instead of..." August 18

  • Marc Gasol hints he may be open to leaving Grizzlies

    Larry Brown Sports "After already losing one frontcourt mainstay in Zach Randolph to Sacramento this summer, could the Memphis Grizzlies soon be losing another? In a recent interview with Spanish outlet A la Carta, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol hinted that he may be open to leaving the team. “I’m very ambitious..." August 18

  • DeMarcus Cousins On Confederate Statues: 'Take All Them Motherf**kers Down'

    TMZ "DeMarcus Cousins says there's no question about it ... every single Confederate statue needs to COME DOWN ASAP. With Confederate monuments coming down in Tampa, Baltimore and Virginia ... we asked the Pelicans star about rebel statues in New Orleans and in his home state of Alabama. "Take..." August 18

  • Heat, Jordan Mickey agree to 2-year minimum deal

    Mass Live "Former Boston Celtics forward Jordan Mickey is reportedly set to take his talents to South Beach. According to Shams Charania of the Vertical, Mickey is close to finalizing a deal with the Miami Heat on a guaranteed $1.5 million minimum deal with a team option for the 2018-19 season. Mickey,..." August 18