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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lance Stephenson out at least through Christmas.
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
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
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
OKC Thunder are listing SF Kevin Durant (ankle) as OUT for their game on Sunday vs. Pelicans.
Per Kawhi Leonard, he has torn ligament in right hand; must wait for swelling to reside before considering returning
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Sources: Three-way Corey Brewer deal taking shape: Ronny Turiaf to 76ers with a second-round pick. Sixers send Alexey Shved to Rockets.
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
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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
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
In Rondo talks, Boston and Dallas discussing package including Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder and a first-round pick, sources tell Yahoo.
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.
Adding to @ESPNSteinLine report on Rondo from yesterday. Sources tell ESPN the Lakers also offered Boston multiple picks & Nash for Rondo
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
Perceived as sellers, Celtics have received inquiries about Jeff Green from Clippers, Pelicans, Grizzlies but Cs not interested in offers.