• Warriors' Klay Thompson 'Not Really' Curious About Testing Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson is set for unrestricted free agency following this season under his current contract, but he doesn't sound like someone in a hurry to leave the two-time defending champions.  "Not really," he said..." September 24

  • Kevin Durant: We'll See What Happens After The Year

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant signed a two-year, $61.5 million deal with the Golden State Warriors in the offseason instead of a long-term deal. Durant's future remains uncertain and speculation has increased in the media that he could potentially leave the Warriors. " September 24

  • LeBron James: Lakers ‘long way’ from Warriors

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers’ front office insists they’re trying to beat the Warriors. Los Angeles’ newest star, LeBron James, isn’t there yet. “We’ve got a long way to go to get to Golden State,” LeBron said. “They can pick up right where they..." September 24

  • Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins ends beef with Stephen Jackson

    Sportsnet "Remember last week’s Internet beef between Andrew Wiggins and retired NBA player Stephen Jackson? Did you think it would result in Wiggins staging an all-out verbal assault during his availability at NBA Media Day? Well, it looks like the Minnesota Timberwolves small..." September 24

  • Thibodeau: Jimmy Butler will join Timberwolves in a week if not traded

    The Score "This could get awkward. Minnesota Timberwolves president and head coach Tom Thibodeau said Monday that if Jimmy Butler isn't traded in the next week, he'll rejoin the team, per ESPN's Michelle Steele. Thibodeau didn't elaborate if that..." September 24

  • How Jimmy Butler-Timberwolves saga impacts Klay Thompson, Warriors

    NBC Sports Bay Area "When Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson steps to the podium Monday, he's sure to be quizzed about next July, when he can become a free agent. He also might be asked to express his thoughts about Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler. The two topics, after all, are..." September 24

  • DeMar DeRozan on Raptors: It’s not revenge, it’s a new challenge

    Sportsnet "DeMar DeRozan sent out a cryptic tweet about revenge last Thursday, causing many to believe his former club was the target. But on NBA Media Day Monday, the new San Antonio Spurs guard didn’t offer any barbs aimed at the Toronto Raptors and instead took a friendlier..." September 24

  • Andre Drummond: Pistons' Dwane Casey gave me 'green light' to shoot 3s

    ESPN "Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond said he's been given the "green light" by new coach Dwane Casey to shoot 3-pointers this season. Drummond, who's made just five 3-point field goals in his six seasons with the Pistons, said he has worked on his perimeter shooting..." September 24

  • Report: Kyle Korver contemplated retirement after season

    Yardbarker "Kyle Korver mulled the idea of retirement during the offseason before deciding to return for his 16th season in the NBA, reports Joe Vardon of The Athletic (Twitter link). Korver is entering the second year of his three-year deal with the Cavaliers. While a Korver retirement decision..." September 24

  • Kristaps Porzingis unsure if he will miss entire season with ACL injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Kristaps Porzingis is still rehabbing from a torn ACL he suffered back in February, and there has been plenty of talk about him potentially missing some or all of the 2018-2019 season. Unfortunately for New York Knicks fans, Porzingis is not ready to rule that out. While speaking with..." September 24

  • Carmelo Anthony on Possibly Coming Off Bench: 'I'm Very Clear' on My Role

    Bleacher Report "Carmelo Anthony is reportedly "very clear" on his role with the Houston Rockets. The rest of us? Uh, not yet. Anthony addressed the possibility of coming off the bench during Monday's media day and really offered no hints one way or..." September 24

  • Wizards, Dwight Howard aren't worried about 'minor' preseason back injury

    NBC Sports Washington "The Washington Wizards almost made it through the summer to begin training camp free of injuries, but sure enough, media day on Monday was highlighted by the news that starting center Dwight Howard has a sore back and will be limited, at least for the first few days of..." September 24

  • Sixers’ Brett Brown: ‘We want to play in the NBA Finals’

    Philly.com "A year ago, 76ers coach Brett Brown made news by saying at the start of training camp that his squad's goal was to make the playoffs. That sounded like an unrealistic request considering the Sixers averaged just 18.7 wins over the previous four seasons. Yet..." September 24

  • Spurs hope Manu Ginobili joins coaching staff

    247 Sports "The San Antonio Spurs are hoping Manu Ginobili rejoins the organization. While we all know the 41-year-old retired last month and isn't coming back to the franchise as a player, the Spurs are holding out hope that the international legend will return as a coach, via Adrian..." September 24

  • Rockets owner Tillman Fertitta calls luxury tax ‘horrible hindrance’

    Pro Basketball Talk "No matter what Rockets owner Tillman Fertitta said, the luxury tax clearly loomed over Houston’s entire offseason. It’s the biggest reason the Rockets fell back in their pursuit of the Warriors. So, how does Fertitta explain his view on the luxury tax..." September 24

  • The Kings have entered the Jimmy Butler trade discussions

    Sactown Royalty "According to a recent update from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Kings have entered into the trade discussions for Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler: So far, few franchises, if any, are engaged in serious conversations with the Timberwolves on Butler, sources..." September 24

  • Dwight Howard Challenging Shaq To A Roast Battle On Instagram Backfired Horribly

    Dime Magazine "Dwight Howard has spent most of his career getting compared to Shaquille O’Neal, which has always been unfair but also inevitable given he was drafted No. 1 overall by the Orlando Magic. Shaq has not helped matters by being harsh with criticism of Howard over his career, and..." September 24

  • Report: Kevin Durant working on show for ESPN+

    San Francisco Gate "Kevin Durant's metaphorical reach is growing to rival his actual 7-foot, 5-inch wingspan with the news that he is working on a television show for ESPN+, according to the New York Post's Andrew Marchand. The two-time NBA champion and Golden State Warriors small forward is..." September 24

  • Kawhi not looking ahead to free agency: 'My focus is on this year'

    The Score "Kawhi Leonard had his long-awaited introduction to the Toronto media on Monday, and the Raptors' new franchise player stayed on-brand as a man of few words. "Excited, knowing I'm coming to a great city that loves basketball," Leonard said when asked about..." September 24

  • Finally, no restrictions on Joel Embiid

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Finally, there are no restrictions on Joel Embiid. For the first time in Embiid’s career, Brett Brown should have his star center at practice every day, he shouldn’t have to worry about minutes restrictions, and he should be able to put Embiid in the lineup for..." September 24

  • Another Heat starter reveals he might not be ready for start of regular season

    Miami Herald "Dion Waiters isn’t the only Heat starter who might not be ready for the start of the season. Heat forward James Johnson, who had surgery to repair a sports hernia in May, said Monday that he hasn’t been cleared for contact work and isn’t certain that he will be ready..." September 24

  • 5 burning questions as LeBron James and Co. begin training camp

    Orange County Register "It’s not just a dream anymore. On Monday afternoon, LeBron James and the Lakers meet with the press for the first time ahead of the season, breathing real life into the franchise’s ambitions to return to prominence. For the first time since Kobe Bryant retired,..." September 24

  • Report: Patrick McCaw Won't Sign Offer Sheet, to Miss Start of Training Camp

    NBC Bay Area "The waiting game with restricted free agent Patrick McCaw will keep going. The third-year guard will not accept the Warriors' qualifying offer and miss the start of training camp, according to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears. The Warriors are holding their Media Day on Monday..." September 24

  • Pacers To Exercise Options On Sabonis, Leaf

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers will exercise their options on the rookie contracts of Domantas Sabonis and T.J. Leaf, tweets Scott Agness of The Athletic. Team president Kevin Pritchardconfirmed the moves, which are contingent on both players passing physicals. " September 24

  • Kyrie Irving talks long-term future with the Celtics

    Celtics Blog "A lot has been made about Kyrie Irving’s future with the Celtics this summer. From choosing to forego negotiations pertaining to a contract extension to rumors he may want to head home to New York (with Jimmy Butler), it seems many people already have Irving with..." September 24

  • Report: Nets currently not engaging Timberwolves for Jimmy Butler trade

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets are not engaging the Minnesota Timberwolves in trade conversations for All-Star forward Jimmy Butler, according to Greg Logan of Newsday. The Nets are one of the three teams handpicked by Butler, but the most quiet so far, likely reflecting the..." September 24

  • Kyrie Irving's comments suggest he's happy in Boston

    NBC Sports Boston "In a sit-down interview with Jackie MacMullan on ESPN.com, Kyrie Irving touched on a variety of subjects, primarily his optimism for the next few years, his health, beating the Golden State Warriors monolith, and those persitent rumors connecting him and Jimmy Butler to the New York..." September 24

  • Jimmy Butler deal to Cavs unlikely due to lack of assets

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers are unlikely to find a trade for Jimmy Butler, despite their interest, given that their only major piece, the newly re-signed Kevin Love, can’t be traded for another six months, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe. In addition, the..." September 24

  • Dwyane Wade on his farewell season, 'This is when it gets real'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dwyane Wade sat down for his the final media-day interview of his final NBA season with a simple, but-to-the-point, sweatshirt that read, "Wade 3:16." As in No. 3. As in season No. 16. And, with that, the franchise icon spoke Monday of how he plans..." September 24

  • Report: Glen Taylor wants to trade Jimmy Butler before training camp begins

    247 Sports "It's been made clear over the past week that the biggest storyline in the NBA will be where star guard Jimmy Butler is playing when the season begins next month. Butler met with Timberwolves brass last week and made it clear that he wants to be traded to another..." September 24

  • Kemba Walker Has No Interest In Leaving The Hornets And Wants To ‘Create Something’ In Charlotte

    Uproxx "Kemba Walker’s name has popped up in trade rumors over the last few months. The dynamic, 28-year-old point guard is the best player on the Charlotte Hornets, but between his impending unrestricted free agency next summer and the team’s myriad of bloated contracts, there’s been..." September 24

  • Interpreting LeBron’s welcome message to Anthony Davis

    New York Post "LeBron James’ latest LA pitch might be toward Anthony Davis. The new Lakers star sent out a congratulatory tweet to Davis on Sunday after the five-time NBA All-Star switched agents and teamed up with Rich Paul’s Klutch Sports Group. Paul is a close confidant of James and..." September 24

  • Sixers’ Markelle Fultz ‘can’t wait’ for season to start; Joel Embiid is a sneaker ‘free agent’

    Philly.com "Markelle Fultz exudes confidence when speaking to the media. The 76ers point guard doesn't sound like someone still trying to get his jump shot back to where it enabled him to be the NBA draft's first overall pick in 2017. On Sunday, he described the first two..." September 24

  • Raptors camp like no other will offer first clues about Kawhi Leonard

    Toronto Star "There have been a handful of Toronto Raptors training camps that have been more eagerly awaited than others. The first because it was the first, with everything new and no one knowing what to expect. The one in 2001 when Hakeem Olajuwon arrived to join the re-signed Alvin..." September 24

  • Nuggets young core of Harris, Murray, Jokic are “untouchable” in trade talks

    Mile High Sports "There has been much discussion about the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes and how the Denver Nuggets could potentially fit into the equation. Yet, the Nuggets have not been reported to have interest in trading for the All-NBA forward. The reason seems to be because they will not part with any piece of..." September 24

  • Sixers mystery solved: How Zhaire Smith broke his foot and what his future holds

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Sixers announced Friday, that rookie guard Zhaire Smith has been cleared for full weight bearing on his left foot. An acute Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone occurred on August 6th. He successfully had surgery a few days later on August 9th, and is expected to..." September 24

  • Presti: Roberson will do 'non-contact' drills in training camp

    247 Sports "Sidelined since January after he ruptured his left patellar tendon, Thunder defensive stallwart Andre Roberson has been rehabbing his injury for the last several months and will be making a return to Oklahoma City this season. When exactly Roberson will make his return is still..." September 24

  • Nets defense will determine how far they have come

    New York Post "In their slow climb from the NBA cellar, the Nets added offensive punch last summer and hope they addressed their rebounding woes this offseason. It will be for naught, however, if they can’t shore up a leaky defense. “We’ve kind of stayed at the same level..." September 24

  • NBA Rumors: Jimmy Butler’s Interest In Playing For Knicks ‘Was Overstated’

    NESN "One of the longest-running rumors surrounding Jimmy Butler seemingly was squashed Sunday morning. The 29-year-old wing reportedly wants out of Minnesota, and a trade from the Timberwolves seems like the likely next step. He long has been linked to the New York Knicks, with many signs..." September 23

  • NBA Rumors: ‘No way’ Giannis Antetokounmpo stays with the Bucks

    Clutch Points "Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a four-year, $100 million extension with the franchise in 2016, and can’t enter the open market until 2021 when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. When he does become a free agent, one former NBA general..." September 23

  • New lottery rules change tanking incentives, starting this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "To paraphrase Jerry Tarkanian, the NBA is so mad at the 76ers, it’ll keep the Hawks losing another couple years. The NBA finally enacted lottery reform that will take effect this season. The measures appeared designed to curb Sam Hinkie’s ambitious..." September 23

  • The Heat Are Apparently Being ‘Aggressive’ In Jimmy Butler Trade Talks

    Uproxx "Now that owner Glen Taylor has stepped in with a mandate that the Timberwolves need to trade Jimmy Butler, and do so soon, after his trade request earlier in the week, rumors are heating up about potential trade destinations for the star guard. On Sunday, more than 10..." September 23

  • Anthony Davis Signs with the Same Agency That Reps LeBron James

    SLAM Online "Klutch Sports Group just announced that their newest client is Anthony Davis.