• Frank Ntilikina switches agents amid trade talk, would reportedly welcome trade

    New York Daily News "With the possibility of a trade looming, Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina dropped CAA as his agency last season and planned to sign with French agent Bouna Ndiaye, the Daily News has learned. Ntilikina, who was drafted eighth overall by Knicks in 2017, is on the trading block and desires..." May 20

  • New Lakers Coach Frank Vogel Wants Players to Stay in the Moment

    NBC Los Angeles "Former Indiana Pacers and Orlando Heat coach Frank Vogel was introduced to the public Monday as the Los Angeles Lakers fifth permanent coach since the retirement of Phil Jackson in 2011. The Lakers announced last Monday they had signed the 45-year-old Vogel to a multi-year contract to..." May 20

  • Lakers look to the future, introduce Frank Vogel as new head coach following Luke Walton's departure

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers have their new head coach, and on Monday they introduced Frank Vogel. Vogel, who has previously served as the head coach of the Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic, will serve as the replacement for Luke Walton following Walton's departure from the organization..." May 20

  • Magic Johnson says he’d be interested in buying the Lakers if Jeanie Buss ever decided to sell

    Clutch Points "Magic Johnson isn’t saying Jeanie Buss should sell the Lakers right now. However, if she were to ever consider that option, it sounds like he would be a potential buyer. According to a report from Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times, Johnson would be interested in forming a..." May 20

  • Wolves Hiring Gianluca Pascucci As Assistant GM

    Nets Daily "Gianluca Pascucci, the Nets Director of Global Scouting — and the man credited with finding and pushing Rodions Kurucs— is leaving for an assistant GM job in Minnesota. He’ll join newly hired Gersson Rosas. As Adrian Wojnarowski reports, Pascucci and Rosas worked..." May 20

  • Andre Iguodala questionable for Game 4 at Portland

    Sporting News "Andre Iguodala was cleared of serious damage after undergoing an MRI exam on his left calf, but the veteran Warriors swingman is questionable for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Iguodala, 35, departed after feeling tightness in his left calf in the opening quarter Saturday of..." May 20

  • Kevin Durant Calls Out Chris Broussard in Twitter Rant

    The Big Lead "Man, Kevin Durant just can’t help himself. The superstar, oft criticized for his habits on social media, fired back at Chris Broussard on Monday via Twitter. Broussard said Durant’s worst nightmare was having the general public discount his two rings because of the team around him...." May 20

  • Steph Curry, Brook Lopez, Damian Lillard among NBA players taking, and making, longer-distance shots

    USA Today "Brook Lopez caught a pass from Giannis Antetokounmpo and launched a 28-foot three-pointer. The shot-clock wasn’t about to expire. The game wasn't on the line. The long-range attempt was a normal shot for Lopez, who can step out to 28 feet – and beyond – and shoot..." May 20

  • Magic Johnson claims he left Lakers due to Rob Pelinka’s ‘betrayal’

    The Big Lead "While we had a pretty good idea that Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka had a fraught relationship, it’s a whole other matter when Magic goes on First Take and confirms the rumors that he believes Pelinka was backstabbing him. Magic began the segment by saying that he had an..." May 20

  • Chris Bosh opens up why he chose to end pursuit of NBA comeback

    Clutch Points "Former Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh shared the reason why he decided not to make a comeback to the NBA. During an appearance on NBA TV as a panel for Game 3 of the Toronto Raptors-Milwaukee series, Bosh also offered some insights on his transition as a full-time..." May 20

  • Magic Johnson mocked for calling Nick Young ‘Shaggy P’

    Larry Brown Sports "Magic Johnson’s wide-ranging interview on ESPN’s First Take Monday morning had a lot of strange and memorable moments, but one appears to have caught the internet’s imagination. In discussing some of the moves he made as the Los Angeles Lakers’ team president,..." May 20

  • James Ennis III To Decline 2019-20 Option, Become Free Agent

    SLAM Online "Philadelphia 76ers wing James Ennis will decline his 2019-20 player option worth $1.8 million, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Ennis, a rotation piece on the Eastern Conference semifinalists, will gauge his value on the open market this summer. Ennis, acquired from the Houston..." May 20

  • Star NBA Duos in Need of a Break-Up

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's history can be traced from one championship banner-raising partnership to the next. Entire eras have been controlled by dynamic duos. Before Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant or LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, there was Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal or Michael Jordan..." May 20

  • Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna has amazing highlight video

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant may not have any children who will be eligible to play in the NBA one day, but you didn’t expect The Black Mamba to procreate without producing at least one baller, did you? Kobe’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna has clearly been putting in work on the court with..." May 20

  • Ryan Saunders gets Timberwolves coaching job

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas has made one of his most pressing decisions in his new job – and he is keeping Ryan Saunders as head coach. A source confirmed to the Star Tribune that Rosas and Saunders are finalizing a deal for Saunders to become the..." May 20

  • Tim Connelly To Remain With Nuggets

    Hoops Rumors "Despite reportedly receiving an offer from his hometown Wizards to run their front office, Tim Connelly has elected to remain in Denver as the Nuggets‘ president of basketball operations, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Connelly was long rumored to be..." May 20

  • Terry Rozier says 'it'd be great' to play for the Knicks

    Sporting News "Terry Rozier and the Knicks appear to have mutual interest. New York is considering pursuing the 25-year-old guard, who will be a restricted free agent this summer, according to an earlier report from NBC Sports Boston. Rozier was asked if he could see himself playing for the team..." May 20

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo : 'I never expected this series to be easy'

    ESPN "These are the nights that Giannis Antetokounmpo frets about most. Through the first three quarters of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, Antetokounmpo scored just six points. He finished with 12 total. He missed two key free throws in the first overtime and fouled out less than..." May 20

  • Sixers’ Boban Marjanovic discusses being in ‘John Wick 3’

    Entertainment Weekly "John Wick just met his biggest match. Through three films, our favorite pencil-using unretired hitman has killed hundreds of nameless challengers (is anyone in New York not an assassin?), but in John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, he faces off with a killer straight out of James..." May 20

  • Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer thinks Giannis Antetokounmpo can play with more force

    Clutch Points "Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer had a hard time diagnosis what went wrong in a 118-112 double-overtime loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 3, but a quick look at the stat sheet brought forth some concern. His star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, only got to the free throw line seven times..." May 20

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard on Ribs Injury: 'Obviously You Feel It, but That's It'

    Bleacher Report "Damian Lillard's uncharacteristic performance, which has led to his Portland Trail Blazers trailing the Golden State Warriors 3-0 in the Western Conference Finals, may have an explanation.   While meeting with the media Sunday, the All-Star point guard confirmed he has..." May 20

  • Pascal Siakam’s growth helps Raptors if they undergo potential rebuild

    Sportsnet "I have avoided spending too much time talking about or even thinking about Kawhi Leonard and next season, avoiding the tiresome cottage industry that has sprung up south of the border and led to such headline staples as “Sources: Leonard leaning toward Clippers.” Meh. We’ll..." May 20

  • Mike D'Antoni has sights on 3 more years minimum

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets and coach Mike D'Antoni have had preliminary discussions on the framework of a contract extension that would keep the two-time NBA Coach of the Year from entering the final year of his deal. "I've let [general manager] Daryl [Morey] and [team owner]..." May 20

  • At least 4 teams exploring trading picks

    Sporting News "There could be plenty of trades during the 2019 NBA Draft. The 76ers, Nets, Hawks and Celtics all may be "looking to unload at least one of their draft picks on the trade market," league executives told The Athletic. All four of those teams have at least three..." May 20

  • Draymond Green explains how Kevin Durant helped him control his temper

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors got off to a tumultuous start to the season when Kevin Durant and Draymond Green had a well-documented feud, and Green credits something Durant said to him around that time for helping him control his emotions. Green has done a good job lately of avoiding..." May 20

  • Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard downplays injury after favouring leg during Game 3

    NBA.com "Another Raptors' postseason win and yet another masterful performance from Kawhi Leonard. In the thrilling double-overtime Game 3 win, Leonard finished with 36 points on 11-of-25 shooting, adding nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block. However, it appeared..." May 20

  • Drake Couldn't Stop Trolling Giannis Antetokounmpo During Game 3 of ECF

    Complex "The Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks in a double OT thriller, to take game three of their Eastern Conference Finals series. But this is Toronto, which means Drake’s sideline antics attracted almost as much attention as what happened on the court. Drake has always had a..." May 20

  • Mychal Thompson shares advice he gave to son Klay about free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Klay Thompson will have an interesting decision to make when his contract expires and he becomes a free agent this summer, but the Golden State Warriors star’s father has made it clear on numerous occasions what he thinks his son should do. In an interview with Stephen A. Smith..." May 19

  • Stephen Curry says ‘only God’ is 100% healthy at this point of the season

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors have been struck with the injury bug this offseason. Superstars Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins have both missed several playoff games, while Andre Iguodala was recently declared as questionable due to calf tightness. So when Stephen Curry was asked if anyone in the..." May 19

  • In Giannis They Trust

    Bleacher Report "A camera caught Stephen Curry counseling Giannis Antetokounmpo shortly before the 2018 All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Antetokounmpo spent most of their interaction nodding his head, absorbing the words of the two-time MVP. "You should see that every year you get better and..." May 19

  • Bulls have plenty of point guard possibilities, but which way will they go?

    Chicago Tribune "The Bulls will add a point guard this offseason. It’s just a matter of how. They disappointingly exited the NBA draft lottery Tuesday with the No. 7 pick. Do they keep the pick and use it on a point guard? Do they include the pick in a trade package for one? Do they use some of..." May 19

  • Damian Lillard does not think injured ribs are impacting his play

    Larry Brown Sports "Damian Lillard has not had the impact on the Western Conference Finals that he would have wanted to have, but he refuses to blame his injured rib for that. Lillard is dealing with separated ribs sustained during Game 2. In Game 3, he shot just 28 percent from the field while being..." May 19

  • Report: Bulls point guard Kris Dunn’s trade value is ‘low to nonexistent’

    Clutch Points "The saga of Kris Dunn in Chicago has been a rather unpleasant one. Dunn was supposed to be the organization’s point guard of the future as part of the deal that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night in the summer of 2017. But in spite of some decent..." May 19

  • Tacko Fall to work out for Knicks

    New York Post "The Knicks will begin private draft workouts Monday at their Tarrytown headquarters, and the first one up is also the tallest: 7-foot-7 Tacko Fall, The Post has learned. The gargantuan Central Florida big man is coming off a rousing draft combine in Chicago, to which he was not even..." May 19

  • Bucks’ Malcolm Brogdon: ‘My life passion is not basketball. It’s helping people.’

    The Undefeated "Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon played a big role in the team’s Game 2 win on Friday night with 14 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds off the bench. But after the game he was more excited about a larger contribution. On the set with TNT’s Inside the NBA crew,..." May 19

  • Blazers Fan Chugs His Beer As Security Struggles To Toss Him Out of Playoff Game

    Total Pro Sports "This is rather impressive. The Portland Trail Blazers are down to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals 3-0 and are on the cusp of being sent home for the summer. For the second straight game, the team held a double-digit lead against the Warriors, only..." May 19

  • Report: Kevin Durant unhappy with 'prodding' from Steve Kerr

    Yardbarker "It would be a surprise at this point if Kevin Durant decided to re-sign with the Warriors this summer, and there has been no shortage of reasons cited for why the soon-to-be free agent is looking to leave Golden State. Could the head coach be among those reasons? Steve Popper of..." May 19

  • Steve Kerr says it’s important to have bench players who are popular with teammates

    Clutch Points "If you think back to some of the most famous championship teams in NBA history, nearly all of them had “glue” guys or bench players who played as big a role in providing moral support as they did in grabbing rebounds or knocking down shots. The 1996-97 Bulls were coming..." May 19

  • John Beilein Adds Former NBA Head Coach To His Cavs Staff

    The Spun "Former Michigan basketball coach John Beilein made the surprising decision to leave the Wolverines basketball program to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 66-year-old Beilein has never coached in the NBA. While this will be his first rodeo at the professional..." May 19

  • Draymond Green says his son's flopping at home changed his outlook

    Sportsnaut "Draymond Green has certainly been known to flop a bit during his time as an NBA star with the Golden State Warriors, but it appears he is trying to amend his ways. Speaking with reporters, Green relayed a story about how he was watching his son play basketball at home when the kiddo..." May 19

  • Pelicans Agree to Deal With Nets Assistant GM Trajan Langdon to Become New GM

    SI "After securing the No. 1 pick in next month's draft, the Pelicans have now landed on Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon to be their new general manager, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. New Orleans has been without a general manager since firing Dell Demps back..." May 19

  • New Draymond Green no longer 'disgusting' as Warriors chase another NBA title

    USA Today "There is a new Draymond Green on the floor it seems, calmer, more focused, and quite possibly steering the Golden State Warriors to a third consecutive NBA championship. So what does the new Green think of the old one? “Disgusting,” he..." May 19

  • Nets Face Management Makeover

    New York Post "As the Nets gain respect, they lose pieces. The latest was assistant general manager Trajan Langdon, who agreed to become New Orleans’ new GM. Langdon, the G League Executive of the Year, also had been interviewed by Minnesota and Washington, the latter’s interest in him..." May 19

  • Why doesn’t Missouri have an NBA team?

    Sportsnaut "The Kansas City Kings, an NBA team, skipped town for Sacramento in 1985. The St. Louis Hawks had done the same thing for Atlanta in 1968. The Spirits of St. Louis were one of only two active teams to not survive the ABA-NBA merger of 1976. Missouri, it seems, is where professional..." May 19

  • Andre Iguodala MRI comes back negative

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors got good news on the status of Andre Iguodala on Sunday. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Iguodala underwent an MRI on his leg, which caused him problems in Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers. That MRI came back negative, and the team..." May 19

  • Terry Stotts says Trail Blazers need effort over strategy in Game 4

    Sporting News "Terry Stotts thinks effort will be more important than strategy when the Trail Blazers try to avoid being swept by the Warriors in the Western Conference finals. The Warriors moved up 3-0 in the series with a 110-99 victory over the Trail Blazers on Saturday, Stephen Curry scoring 36..." May 19

  • Kendall Jenner Explains Why She Keeps Relationship With Ben Simmons Private

    Complex "Despite being a part of one of reality television's biggest families, Kendall Jenner has managed to keep her personal life out of the spotlight. Jenner and Philadelphia star Ben Simmons have been linked romantically since last year, but she's remained mum about the nature of the..." May 19

  • Draymond Green Proving He's Warriors' Most Irreplaceable Player

    Bleacher Report "As long as the Golden State Warriors keep winning without him, there'll be room for debate about Kevin Durant's value. But in the wake of Draymond Green's top-down, front-to-back, mind-body-and-soul takeover during the Dubs' 110-99 Game 3 win over the Portland Trail..." May 19

  • The New York Knicks shouldn’t trade for Anthony Davis

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks went into Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery, tied alongside the Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns, with the best odds of landing the No. 1 pick and instead ended up with the No. 3 pick. There was at least one, if not two gut reactions: 1) The sky is falling because..." May 19

  • Lakers developed concerns about Tyronn Lue’s fit throughout negotiation process

    Silver Screen And Roll "After failing to reach an agreement with former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue earlier this month, the Los Angeles Lakers went forth with hiring veteran head coach Frank Vogel on Tuesday. There was a time where it looked like the Lakers were going to hire both Lue and..." May 19