• LeBron James on Lakers’ early season struggles: ‘I almost cracked’

    Flow Sports "LeBron James was not happy with the Lakers’ slow start. Los Angeles began the season with three consecutive losses and held a 2-5 record in late October. But, the Lakers earned their third straight win when they topped the Hawks by a point Sunday and they’ve been..." November 12

  • Jimmy Butler on being a Sixer: ‘I’m ready to get started, we got a little ways to go’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler is officially a member of the 76ers. His plane landed in Philly Monday and a camera crew from NBC Sports Philadelphia was there to get his first words on being a member of the Sixers. (You can see the video above.) “I’m ready to get started, we got a..." November 12

  • Don't blame Melo for CP3's slow start, Morey's mistakes

    The Score "Making Carmelo Anthony the fall guy for the Houston Rockets' 5-7 start is the lazy, easy way out. For starters, replacing two solid 3-and-D wings in Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute with a declining isolation player was obviously a terrible decision by management. Anthony's..." November 12

  • Kyrie thinks veteran leadership would help stabilize Celtics

    Mass Live "The Boston Celtics' sixth loss -- a 100-94 final against the Portland Trail Blazers to close out a five-game road trip -- felt a lot like the five that came before it.  The Celtics started poorly and fell behind big. They rallied a few times, and even tied the game at one..." November 12

  • 76ers reportedly interested in adding Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony is expected to see his brief tenure with the Houston Rockets come to an end in the near future, but he may not be unemployed for very long. With the Rockets having reportedly informed Anthony that they plan to waive him, sources told Chris Sheridan of GetMoreSports..." November 12

  • Wizards Waive Chasson Randle

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards have waived point guard Chasson Randle, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic.  Randle was in camp with Washington but was waived shortly before the start of the regular season. Randle, 25, did not appear in any games with the Wizards after the team re-signed him to a..." November 12

  • Magic Johnson Pumps Brakes On Lakers Hype ... 'It's Still Early'

    TMZ "Don't start the championship parade planning in L.A. yet ... Magic Johnson tells TMZ Sports SLOW YOUR ROLL on crowning the Lakers!!! "It's still early," the LakeShow honcho says. Of course ... Magic is one of very few people feelin' that way in L.A. --..." November 12

  • Timberwolves' final three offers revealed

    CBS Sports "The Jimmy Butler saga is finally over. Nearly a month into the regular season, with Butler sitting out multiple games a week and the Timberwolves struggling to a 4-9 start, they finally pulled the trigger on a trade. Butler is now off to the 76ers along with Justin Patton in exchange for Robert..." November 12

  • Several Teams Keeping Close Eye On Wizards

    Hoops Rumors "Several NBA teams, including the Sixers, are keeping a close eye on the struggling Wizards, according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated (Twitter link). As Mannix explains, most of those clubs aren’t necessarily interested in pursuing a mega-deal for a star like John Wall or..." November 12

  • 76ers Acquire Four-Time All-Star Jimmy Butler

    NBA.com "Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today that the team has acquired four-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Philadelphia also received Justin Patton in the deal, while Minnesota received Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, Dario..." November 12

  • New Orleans Pelicans in Desperation Mode to Keep Anthony Davis?

    The Big Lead "After the Jimmy Butler-to-Philadelphia 76ers trade was completed, Adrian Wojnarowski wrote a terrific piece detailing the final days of the Butler saga, and why it could cost Tom Thibodeau his job. It was a classic Woj piece: incisive, aggressive, and filled with terrific nuggets...." November 12

  • LeBron James says Tyson Chandler has been 'great' for Lakers, praises vet for rare game-winning block

    CBS Sports "Since adding Tyson Chandler to the team, the Los Angeles Lakers have won three straight games. Furthermore, the veteran center has played a role in all of them, including getting a game-securing block on Trae Young in the closing seconds of the matchup against the Hawks on Sunday..." November 12

  • Draymond Green plans to play vs the Clippers

    NBC Sports Bay Area "If you were hoping to watch Draymond Green play tonight, then it appears to be your lucky day. Draymond plans to be in uniform when the Warriors face the Clippers in Los Angeles, a source told The Undefeated's Marc Spears. The 2017 Defensive Player of the Year sprained..." November 12

  • DeMar DeRozan's Wake-Up Call

    Bleacher Report "These days, DeMar DeRozan is putting pen to paper more often, scribbling notes and reminders when he can. The messages are his and his alone. "This is mine. This is mine," he says. He writes them as a means of claiming ownership over things in his life, no matter how small or trivial...." November 12

  • LeBron Admits He 'Sucks From the Free Throw Line Right Now'

    Complex "New acquisition Tyson Chandler saved the Lakers against the visiting Hawks on Sunday, blocking a last-second Trae Young finger roll to preserve a 107-106 win. He also saved LeBron James from his ongoing ignominy from the charity stripe when the game is close at the end. Trailing 106-105..." November 12

  • Towns On Butler: “I Think He’ll Be Missed”

    Hoops Rumors "Although Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns both downplayed the idea, there was a sense that a frayed relationship between the two Timberwolves stars contributed significantly to Butler’s desire to leave Minnesota. Now that Butler is heading to Philadelphia, there’s no need for the..." November 12

  • Silver supports players' efforts to honor victims of gun violence

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Sunday that he supports the league's players using their platforms to advocate for social change. "As I've always said, our players aren't just ballplayers, they're citizens," Silver told ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk after..." November 12

  • Sources: Carmelo's teammates believe he's gone

    ESPN "Several members of the Rockets coaching staff and players believe that Carmelo Anthony has played his final game for the franchise, sources told ESPN. The organization has treaded delicately on finalizing an exit for Anthony out of respect for his relationships..." November 12

  • Paul Pierce Evacuates Home During California Wildfire

    TMZ "Paul Pierce tells TMZ Sports he had to pack his things and leave his Calabasas home behind ... saying the California wildfires were getting too close for comfort.  The retired NBA superstar was leaving Mastro's in Beverly Hills on Saturday night ... when he told us he..." November 12

  • Report: 76ers interested in Kyle Korver

    247 Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers made a major move by acquiring All-Star forward Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves over the weekend, but the team still needs some more shooters to space the floor around Butler, and young stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. One particular floor-spacer that they..." November 11

  • Jimmer Fredette scores 40 in 4th, 75 overall in Chinese Basketball Association game

    ESPN "Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette scored 75 points in a Chinese Basketball Association game Sunday, a career high for the ex-NBA journeyman who is playing his third professional season in China. After a slow start, Fredette found his groove and went on a scoring..." November 11

  • NBA Rumors: Tom Thibodeau, Scott Layden Firings Possible After Jimmy Butler Deal

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Timberwolves are in disarray, and it could lead to significant changes in front office personnel following the trade of Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor considered..." November 11

  • Jimmy Butler Might Be Harming His Reputation With Locker Room Incidents

    Uproxx "Jimmy Butler is now a member of the 76ers and it’s almost everything he wanted. The former Timberwolves star demanded a trade out of Minnesota and a large part of why he was eventually traded had to do with locker room issues. Butler is a bonafide star and one of the NBA’s..." November 11

  • Daryl Morey Addressed Carmelo Anthony Rumors And Expects Him To Play Again When Healthy

    Dime Magazine "It’s been a rough start to the season for the Houston Rockets. There was the prevailing notion that they might take a step back after losing key contributors like Trevor Ariza and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who provided outside shooting and perimeter defense, and that was exacerbated by..." November 11

  • Dwyane Wade blasts Rockets in defense of Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade blasted the Houston Rockets on social media over their treatment of Carmelo Anthony. The Rockets are off to a disappointing 4-7 start to the season. There are several reasons for them stumbling out of the gate. The popular theory is to blame Anthony. Anthony is..." November 11

  • Report: Wolves talked to Pels, Wizards about Butler

    CBS Sports "The Jimmy Butler saga is finally over. Nearly a month into the regular season, with Butler sitting out multiple games a week and the Timberwolves struggling to a 4-9 start, they finally pulled the trigger on a trade. Butler is now off to the 76ers along with Justin Patton in exchange for Robert..." November 11

  • Carmelo has been informed his time in Houston will soon be over

    Clutch Points "The Carmelo Anthony era with the Houston Rockets is reportedly coming to an end. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Carmelo Anthony has been informed that his brief time with the team will soon be ending. November 11

  • Idea of Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving playing together appears to be dead

    New York Post "The Knicks’ big-ticket offseason possibilities may be dwindling. First, Kyrie Irving said he plans to re-up with the Celtics, and then, Jimmy Butler was traded to the 76ers on Saturday, with reports stating he likely will remain in Philadelphia. The disgruntled Butler,..." November 11

  • Why the Clippers — yes, the Clippers — are a serious free agency destination for players

    Pro Basketball Talk "These are not your father’s Los Angeles Clippers — they are not a punchline. This is no longer the penny-pinching era of Elgin Baylor as general manager trying to field a team under the racist whims of owner Donald Sterling, a franchise where free agents didn’t want to go, a..." November 11

  • It Sure Sounds Like the Rockets Realize Signing Carmelo Anthony Was a Huge Mistake

    The Big Lead "Let’s face it, Carmelo Anthony has been terrible for the Rockets this season and the team is suffering as a result. So much so, after only a few weeks into the season, the Rockets are already contemplating if they can even go forward with him. November 11

  • Tyson Chandler already one of Lakers' most impactful players after two games

    USA Today "After dropping the first three games of the season, the Los Angeles Lakers are back at .500, and their newest acquisition is a big reason why. LeBron James scored his customary 25 points to lead the Lakers to a 101-86 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. Recently signed..." November 11

  • LeBron James, JaVale McGee say smoke in Kings' arena had an impact on them

    ESPN "Smoke from a wildfire raging in Butte County -- known as the Camp Fire -- billowed into downtown Sacramento and was visible above the court at the Golden 1 Center before and during the Kings' game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. "We are aware that there is a smoke..." November 11

  • What Jimmy Butler-to-76ers trade means for Raptors, East

    Sportsnet "The Jimmy Butler saga has finally reached its natural conclusion with reports the disgruntled Minnesota Timberwolves superstar has been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. It ends one of the more bizarre stand-offs between a player and management that we’ve seen in years, a drama..." November 11

  • Kevin Love receiving interest around league

    Cavs Nation "Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star big man Kevin Love is still over a month from returning to the court after undergoing surgery on an injured left toe, but that doesn’t mean teams around the NBA aren’t interested in trading for him. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst,..." November 11

  • Simmons, Embiid confident Butler will fit in with 76ers

    ESPN "Caught off guard by the Philadelphia 76ers' blockbuster trade for Jimmy Butler, All-Star center Joel Embiid got in touch with two of the Minnesota Timberwolves' young stars to seek their opinions on his new teammate. While Butler's final months in Minnesota were far from..." November 11

  • Joel Embiid Talked to Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins About Jimmy Butler

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers swung a major trade Saturday, acquiring Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick. Sixers center Joel Embiid then told reporters he contacted the Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony..." November 11

  • Carmelo Anthony’s Rockets tenure is already bottoming out

    New York Post "Wherever Carmelo Anthony goes, his problems just seem to follow him. After failing to bring a title to the Knicks – or much success at all – Anthony went off to form a Big Three with the Thunder last season. When that proved to be folly, he was traded to the Hawks, who..." November 11

  • Kings-Lakers game affected by smoke from California fires

    Larry Brown Sports "Wildfires continue to devastate the state of California, and now their impact is being felt at local sporting events as well. ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk shared an image of the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, roughly 90 miles from where the Camp Fire originated, ahead of..." November 11

  • Wizards were heavily talked about amidst Jimmy Butler rumors

    Clutch Points "Before Jimmy Butler was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Washington Wizards were aggressively trying to acquire the four-time All-Star from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press. The Wizards have..." November 10

  • Kevin Durant tours Warriors' new Chase Center, stays quiet on future

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors' recruitment of Kevin Durant took another public step Friday afternoon as the organization gave the All-Star forward a guided tour of Chase Center. Durant, who is expected to test free agency this summer, toured the Warriors' new facility along with a..." November 10

  • Jimmy Butler trade won't heal relationship between Tom Thibodeau, Timberwolves ownership

    Sporting News "The rift between Jimmy Butler and the Timberwolves that developed over the bizarre last 94 games has finally been torn asunder. Butler will land in Philadelphia, prepared to commit to the up-and-coming Sixers the way he would not in Minnesota. The haul for the Wolves is a good one...." November 10

  • Long term deal between Butler, Sixers could leave Fultz's future in doubt?

    Yardbarker "If Butler agrees to a max contract with Philadelphia, Markelle Fultz‘s long-term prospects with the organization would be in serious doubt, Zach Lowe of ESPN tweets. There are plenty of other questions regarding how Fultz fits with core group that Philadelphia has assembled and the..." November 10

  • Stephen Curry to miss a few days with groin strain

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will not play Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets and will likely miss a few more days after having an MRI on Friday morning on his strained left groin. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the MRI "looked good" but that the..." November 10

  • Clippers and Bucks Pay Tribute to Thousand Oaks Shooting Victims

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "They had different uniforms on underneath, but during warmups Saturday, the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers made a joint statement by wearing the same shirts. The black T-shirts read "ENOUGH." across the front and on the back featured the names of the 12..." November 10

  • Butler, 76ers expect to reach deal on long-term contract

    The Score "Jimmy Butler and the Philadelphia 76ers "fully expect" to reach an agreement on a long-term contract this coming summer, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Sixers reportedly acquired Butler on Saturday for Dario Saric, Robert Covington, and a second-round..." November 10

  • Timberwolves’ winless road trip reportedly spurred Jimmy Butler trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler’s situation with the Minnesota Timberwolves came to a head Friday night, according to reports. On Friday night, the Timberwolves concluded a five-game road trip with a 121-110 loss to the Sacramento Kings, ensuring an 0-5 record on the trip. That apparently was..." November 10

  • LaMelo Ball billboard goes up in downtown Cleveland

    Hot New Hip Hop "The city of Cleveland is welcoming LaMelo Ball with open arms, and an enormous billboard just minutes from the Cavs' home - Quicken Loans Arena. In case you missed it, earlier this week 17-year old LaMelo announced that he will be returning to high school for his..." November 10

  • Stephen Curry is more efficient from 28 feet than NBA is dunking

    Sportsnaut "Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter in NBA history. But if, for some reason, there’s any doubts, his efficiency compared to dunk attempts should change that. According to Tom Haberstroh of NBC Sports, Curry is 16-of-25 on three-point attempts from from 28 feet and beyond this..." November 10

  • Spurs Forward Rudy Gay Thinks the NBA Is 'Going Soft'

    Complex "Thanks to the NBA's new emphasis on "freedom of movement," some players are arguing that the game has swung too far in favor of offense. San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay told The Athletic that the uptick in foul calls is all part of the league "going soft."..." November 10

  • 76ers finalizing trade to acquire Jimmy Butler

    Sportsnet "The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a four-player trade, according to Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic. November 10