• Spurs asked Nuggets for Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, and multiple picks for Kawhi Leonard

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs have finally given themselves a reason to let out a massive sigh of relief following the conclusion of one of the most bizarre stretches in the franchise’s history. By trading beleaguered forward Kawhi Leonard along with Danny Green to the Toronto..." July 19

  • Report: Kawhi starting to 'warm to the idea' of playing for Raptors

    The Score "Playing north of the border certainly isn't what Kawhi Leonard had envisioned for himself heading into next season. However, now that the earth-shattering trade that will send him to the Toronto Raptors is complete, it sounds like the 27-year-old forward is going to make..." July 19

  • Report: Players upset by Raptors’ lack of recognition of DeMar DeRozan

    Larry Brown Sports "The abrupt Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade isn’t going down well with anyone, including on the Toronto side. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, some players have taken note of the fact that the Raptors did nothing to recognize DeRozan’s contributions to the..." July 19

  • Report: Kawhi talking to other stars about 2019 free agency

    247 Sports "Kawhi Leonard was just traded to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, but he is already talking to other stars about free agency next summer, according to Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star, via an appearance on the Back To Back Podcast.  "One thing I was told last..." July 19

  • New Bulls forward Jabari Parker: ‘They don’t pay players to play defense’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jabari Parker never found his footing with the Bucks. Parker’s injuries and Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s ascension left Parker – a top recruit then No. 2 overall pick – trying (and often failing) to to fit into a complementary role he clearly never envisioned..." July 19

  • Lakers Sign Joel Berry

    Hoops Rumors "The Lakers have signed point guard Joel Berry, the team officially announced today. Terms of the deal have not yet been released. Berry, 23, went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft after spending four seasons at North Carolina.  " July 19

  • Rockets working to sign center Isaiah Hartenstein

    Houston Chronicle "Following center Isaiah Hartenstein's strong showing in the Rockets' summer program and Summer League games in Las Vegas, the Rockets are working toward signing Hartenstein to an NBA deal with hopes they will reach agreement by the end of the week, according to a person with knowledge..." July 19

  • Gregg Popovich Wants to Move On

    The Sports Post "This morning, the San Antonio Spurs found a new home for Kawhi Leonard. Now whether he likes it or not, he plays for the Toronto Raptors. And now that the seemingly never-ending saga has in fact ended, it’s time to move on. According to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, that’s exactly..." July 18

  • Celtics were unwilling to trade for Kawhi Leonard as a rental

    Sportsnaut "The Toronto Raptors on Wednesday took a major risk by acquiring impending free agent forward Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs. The deal included Toronto sending homegrown talent DeMar DeRozan and the three remaining years on his contract to San Antonio. This could potentially..." July 18

  • Spurs wouldn’t trade Kawhi to 76ers unless they added Simmons or Embiid

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers reportedly refused to include Markelle Fultz in trade offers for Kawhi Leonard, which seems misguided to me. Leonard carries major questions about his future, but after his rookie year, so does Fultz! At least Leonard has proven he can reach an elite level. That’s not to say..." July 18

  • Michael Porter Jr. Had Another Back Surgery, Plans to Play Next Season

    Bleacher Report "Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., the 14th pick in last month's draft, reportedly underwent surgery last week to try to address issues that have persisted with herniated discs in his back. According to NBA.com's Steve Aschburner, Porter's camp believes the surgery..." July 18

  • NBA Reporter Shams Charania to Leave Yahoo Sports After 3 Years

    USA Today "The NBA media landscape is about to get another shakeup. One year after Adrian Wojnarowski left Yahoo Sports to join ESPN, the reporter who took over Yahoo's NBA coverage is also set to leave the company. Yahoo Sports GM Geoff Reiss confirmed that NBA reporter Shams..." July 18

  • Gregg Popovich defends Kawhi Leonard, but looks forward to Spurs' future with DeMar DeRozan

    ESPN "After saying "attempts were made to see what would be best" with Kawhi Leonard this offseason, Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs are ready to move forward after trading Leonard for DeMar DeRozan on Wednesday. "We talked often over the summer, about a lot of..." July 18

  • LeBron James Will Be an NBA Owner, Possibly NFL, Too, Says Business Partner

    Variety "After signing a four-year $153 million deal to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James may already be thinking about his streams of revenue after retiring from the NBA. According to Maverick Carter, his business partner, James is looking to own a U.S. professional sports franchise, likely..." July 18

  • Red flag Kawhi Leonard trade will be career-defining for Masai Ujiri

    Sportsnet "For most of two decades the Toronto Raptors were a bad team in a cold, foreign place that couldn’t keep their best players. Now they can send them away and believe they are a better team for it. Call it progress. Call it betrayal. Call it a new..." July 18

  • Report: Raptors could waive Kawhi Leonard's physical

    247 Sports "The Toronto Raptors are very eager to add Kawhi Leonard to their active roster. So eager, in fact, that they may be willing to waive Leonard's physical despite the fact that he played just nine total games last season due to a lingering quad injury, according to ESPN's Brian..." July 18

  • Players upset by Raptors’ lack of recognition of DeMar DeRozan

    Larry Brown Sports "The abrupt Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade isn’t going down well with anyone, including on the Toronto side. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, some players have taken note of the fact that the Raptors did nothing to recognize DeRozan’s contributions to the..." July 18

  • Report: Thunder, Hawks talking Anthony-Schroder swap

    Sportsnaut "When two teams are each desperate to trade a player, sometimes it can provide the most ideal pairing. That seems to be the case between the Atlanta Hawks and Oklahoma City Thunder who could soon match up on a deal to unload unwanted stars. According to Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News,..." July 18

  • DeMarcus Cousins on Warriors: “This was my nuclear bomb. My last resort.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "A year before, DeMarcus Cousins was a lock max player, a guy the New Orleans Pelicans could not let get away. A guy with options. A guy about to make not just life-changing money but family generational changing money. DeMarcus Cousins was at his peak. But on Jan. 30, everything..." July 18

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard is Threatening To Sit Out Season After Trade To Raptors

    Total Pro Sports "Somehow Kawhi Leonard went from being one of the most soft spoken, unselfish, and loved players in the entire league to being public enemy #1 in just one season. Kawhi’s team has made it clear that he wants to be on the Los Angeles Lakers, but the San Antonio Spurs did not meet..." July 18

  • Kings, Nemanja Bjelica To Discuss Possible Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Kings general manager Vlade Divac reached out directly to Bjelica to explain his value, tweets Charania. Krawczynski expands on that point, tweeting that the Kings and other teams have expressed to Bjelica that he’s “too good to go back to Europe.” Meanwhile,..." July 18

  • Lonzo Ball had arthroscopic surgery on knee Tuesday, should be ready for training camp

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s done. As expected, Lonzo Ball has had left knee surgery on Tuesday and is currently in recovery. He reportedly will be good to go by training camp in September. July 18

  • DeMar DeRozan: ‘Ain’t No Loyalty in This Game’

    SLAM Online "DeMar DeRozan expressed his displeasure with the Raptors’ lack of loyalty, as news broke of an imminent trade sending him to San Antonio in exchange for the equally unhappy Kawhi Leonard. Toronto had reportedly assured DeRozan that he would not be..." July 18

  • Here are the financial implications of Leonard trade for Spurs

    247 Sports "After months of rumors and reports, Kawhi Leonard was finally traded as the San Antonio Spurs traded the two-time Defensive Player of the Year winner to the Toronto Raptors in a deal centered around All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan. Via ESPN's Adrian..." July 18

  • Report: Spurs begged Kawhi Leonard to let them announce he was done for the season

    Clutch Points "  With the San Antonio Spurs trading Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors, they finally can move on from a chapter of their history that got ugly this past year. After years of success, mistrust built up on both sides over the handling of Leonard’s mysterious..." July 18

  • Amar'e Stoudemire, I'll Be On An NBA Roster Next Season

    TMZ "Amar'e Stoudemire says when the NBA season kicks off in the fall ... he WILL be on an NBA roster -- telling TMZ Sports he's already been in contact with "a few teams." We broke the story ... the 35-year-old Stoudemire is gunnin' for an NBA..." July 18

  • Marcus Smart in Talks over Potential 4-Year, $46-50M Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics and free-agent point guard Marcus Smart are discussing a potential four-year extension worth between $46 million and $50 million, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday. " July 18

  • Knicks are the most valuable NBA franchise

    SNY TV "The Knicks may not be the best team in the NBA, but they are the most valuable. According to Forbes, the Knicks are valued at $3.6 billion, making them the most valuable NBA franchise in 2018. They also come in at seventh overall in the world.  The biggest reason..." July 18

  • NBA Rumors: Kawhi Leonard Staying With Raptors Will Be ‘Very Tough Sell’

    NESN "The Toronto Raptors rolled the dice Wednesday, reportedly agreeing to trade for San Antonio Spurs forwards Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round draft pick. Leonard reportedly preferred to be traded to one..." July 18

  • Dwyane Wade remains non-committal about NBA future amid China tour

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dwyane Wade again has declined to offer clarity or finality when it comes to his decision about returning to the NBA or Miami Heat. In an interview with the Associated Press that focused on his Wednesday lifetime deal with China-based sporting-apparel manufacturer..." July 18

  • Kawhi could risk fines to sit out season if unhappy with Raptors

    Clutch Points "Kawhi Leonard is in the process of becoming a member of the Toronto Raptors and even though he’s shown displeasure of landing at The Great North, he would be taking a major risk by sitting out part of the season to show his unhappiness. According..." July 18

  • What are the Toronto Raptors thinking?

    USA Today "The Toronto Raptors, a team that fired the man who was the 2018 NBA Coach of the Year after the team fell to LeBron James in the playoffs for the third consecutive year, are on the verge of making one of the riskiest trades in recent memory and potentially alienating their entire fanbase in the..." July 18

  • Details of Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Spurs have agreed to a trade with the Raptors that will send Kawhi Leonard to Toronto and DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Raptors will get Danny Green in addition to Leonard while the Spurs receive DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a 2019..." July 18

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard Doesn’t Want to Play in Toronto

    SLAM Online "The Spurs are on the verge of sending Kawhi Leonard to Toronto, a city he reportedly has no interest working and living in. July 18

  • Raptors, Spurs finalizing Kawhi Leonard trade involving DeMar DeRozan

    ESPN "The Toronto Raptors are finalizing a deal to acquire San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard in a trade package that includes All-Star DeMar DeRozan, league sources told ESPN. An agreement in principle could be reached as soon as Wednesday, league..." July 18

  • DeMar DeRozan was told by Raptors executives in Summer League that he won’t be traded

    Clutch Points "A blockbuster trade between the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors is reportedly in the process of being finalized. In the said deal, a swap of stars involving Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan is front and center. While this could finally put an end to..." July 18

  • Nike VP: LeBron to Lakers presents opportunity for 'groundbreaking' ideas

    The Score "LeBron James' decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers could yield some exciting new shoe designs. Nike vice president of innovation Tinker Hatfield told TMZ Sports that James' move to L.A. has generated a lot of buzz within the company. He also touched..." July 18

  • Kevin Knox named First Team All-NBA Summer League

    247 Sports "Kentucky coach John Calipari said prior to the 2018 NBA Draft that teams would regret passing on Kevin Knox. It hasn't taken Knox long to make teams second guess themselves. Knox was named to the Las Vegas Summer League's All-NBA First Team after..." July 18

  • Ex-ESPN Reporter Apologizes For Giving LaVar Ball A Platform To Speak: “He’s Not Very Bright”

    Total Pro Sports "You might not have noticed, but Jeff Goodman is no longer with the Worldwide leader in sports, but before he left, he was put on an assignment that he didn’t like. With ESPN, Goodman served as the network’s college basketball insider, so he was sent out to Lithuania..." July 18

  • Sixers and Celtics--Unlike Toronto--Were Unwilling to Throw Any Top Players into Kawhi Leonard Trade

    The Big Lead "The teams with the best assets to trade for Kawhi Leonard never put those assets on the table. The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, who were initially thought to be the strongest suitors for Leonard, became almost irrelevant in the star’s..." July 18

  • Magic Johnson thinks Lakers will get off to slow start

    Larry Brown Sports "The start of the NBA season is still over three months away, but Magic Johnson is already trying to temper expectations for the Los Angeles Lakers. Guesting on the ESPN broadcast during his team’s Summer League championship game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, the..." July 18

  • Nets shut down tanking talk with crucial offseason looming

    New York Post "With the Nets finally holding their own pick for the first time since 2013, many fans are wondering if they could — or even should — tank the upcoming season. General manager Sean Marks has insisted they won’t — both for the sake of building a winning culture..." July 18

  • Raptors, Wolves Held Exploratory Talks In 2017 On DeMar DeRozan For Andrew Wiggins

    Real GM Basketball "The Toronto Raptors held expiatory discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2017 offseason on a deal centered around DeMar DeRozan for Andrew Wiggins. " July 18

  • Hawks have been trying to trade Dennis Schroder for ‘several weeks’

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Hawks recently traded for Jeremy Lin, a transaction that further indicated that the team is willing to move on from Dennis Schroder – except that they still could not because it has been reportedly hard to find a trade partner who would take the German court..." July 18

  • Trail Blazers Waive Georgios Papagiannis

    Hoops Rumors "The Trail Blazers have waived former lottery pick Georgios Papagiannis, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). It’s the second time this year that Papagiannis will hit the waiver wire. Papagiannis, the 13th overall pick in the 2016 draft, spent a..." July 18

  • Luke Walton encouraged by meeting with LeBron James

    Sportress of Blogitude "Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton had his first in-person interaction with LeBron James over the weekend. And not surprisingly Walton was left impressed and encouraged by the meeting. Walton and James did exchange some text messages before their encounter at the Lakers’..." July 17

  • Warriors officially sign Steve Kerr to contract extension

    Sportsnaut "In a move that has been in the works for some time now, the Golden State Warriors have officially signed three-time NBA championship head coach Steve Kerr to a contract extension. It was reported late last month that Kerr was finalizing an extension that would make him among the..." July 17

  • Raps have made a 'compelling' offer for Kawhi

    The Score "With no guarantee on whether he'd want to stick around beyond next season, or even what his current health status is, the Toronto Raptors are still putting their best foot forward in an attempt to snag Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs. During an appearance on TSN's..." July 17

  • Leonard offers lacking All-Star return for Spurs

    The Score "It appears whichever team hopes to land San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard will have to give up an All-Star in return. The teams that have engaged the Spurs in talks thus far include the Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and..." July 17

  • Stephen Curry also skipping Team USA minicamp

    Pro Basketball Talk "In 2015, then-USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo declared a minicamp mandatory for invited players who wanted a chance to join Team USA in the Olympics the following year. (Colangelo didn’t exactly stick with that.) New USA Basketball chairman Martin Dempsey isn’t..." July 17