NBA Prospects Rumors & News

  • NBA community mourns the loss of basketball writer, NBA TV analyst Sekou Smith "The NBA community mourns the loss of renowned basketball writer and NBA TV analyst Sekou Smith, who has passed away at the age of 48. " January 26

  • The reasons why half the NBA can't trade their first-round pick right now

    ESPN "When Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone explained last week why he prioritized a bundle of first-round picks and not a current All-NBA player like Ben Simmons in a James Harden trade, he said it was because, "In the NBA, picks -- especially..." January 21

  • NBA G League to begin play at Disney World in February "The NBA G League announced today that 18 teams, including 17 NBA G League teams and G League Ignite, will take to the court in February at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.  The top eight teams will advance to a single-elimination..." January 08

  • Freddie Gillespie Looking To Complete Unconventional Journey To NBA

    Hoops Rumors "With the NBA moving forward on its plan to play the G League season at a single “bubble” site in Florida, several players are hoping to find opportunity in unconventional circumstances in the midst of a pandemic. But one player who intends to participate is no stranger to..." January 08

  • What We Think We Know About the 2021 NBA Draft (So Far)

    SI "With another year comes another draft, and here we are again, wrangling with a wave of new prospects and accompanying questions. Obviously, it’s still quite early in the 2021 draft process, plus the NBA and college basketball are operating on somewhat unstable footing, with the..." January 07

  • How Projected No. 1 Draft Pick Cade Cunningham Fits with NBA's Worst Teams

    Bleacher Report "Projected No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Cade Cunningham looks as advertised at Oklahoma State. His eligibility makes it an ideal year for rebuilding teams to win the lottery.  Averaging 19.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.5 threes and 1.4 steals, the..." January 06

  • 10 biggest NBA Draft busts of the past decade, by year

    Sportsnaut "In a way, what we see during the annual NBA Draft can be seen as somewhat of a crapshoot. There are very few players who are seen as clear generational talents. The 2020 NBA Draft was a prime example of this. This got us thinking. What are the worst NBA Draft picks of the past decade?..." January 06

  • Bronny James’ reaction to getting trolled online after ‘liking’ Larsa Pippen’s photo

    Clutch Points "LeBron James has been one of the most scrutinized athletes in the world ever since he first gained prominence as a high school star at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. His son, Bronny James, another talented high school prospect, has also experienced similar scrutiny, to the point where..." December 27

  • LeBron James Says “Yall F–ked With The Wrong One” With False Rumors of Bronny & Larsa Pippen

    Total Pro Sports "If you’re a blog that ran a story of Larsa Pippen and Bronny James direct messaging each other, you are in trouble now. Larsa Pippen and Bronny have already spoken out on the situations, with Larsa threatening to sue. " December 27

  • LeBron James’ Wife Fires Off On Instagram Over Reports of Bronny & Larsa Pippen False Rumors

    Total Pro Sports "Savannah James has never been one to speak out on things, but when it involves her child, things change very quickly. Mrs. James took to her Instagram Story and stated, “With everything going on in the world right now, THIS is the shit y’all talking about….At the..." December 27

  • Larsa Pippen Threatens To Sue The “F–k Out of Anyone” Lying About Her & Bronny James

    Total Pro Sports "Larsa Pippen is piping hot mad. The estranged wife of Scottie Pippen woke up on Sunday morning to herself trending over a rumor that she and 16-year-old Bronny James have been exchanging direct messages. This all came about only after social media noticed that Bronny liked..." December 27

  • Bronny James Reacts Negatively To Him Falsely Being Accused of Getting DMs From Larsa Pippen

    Total Pro Sports "Bronny James is not happy this week. He woke up on Sunday to see his name trending on social media because of a claim that he and Larsa Pippen have been exchanging direct messages from each other. That claim is not true and only came about because he simply ‘liked’ one of..." December 27

  • NBA Expansion Could Happen Soon, And The Seattle SuperSonics Are “First In Line”

    Fadeaway World "As the NBA continues to look for ways to make up some of their financial losses in 2020, adding expansion teams is looking like an increasingly plausible scenario. While league Commissioner Adam Silver hasn’t always advocated for adding more teams, he did recently expresses an..." December 26

  • Adam Silver vows NBA won't 'jump the line' for COVID-19 vaccines

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league won't leverage its influence to help players and staff obtain COVID-19 vaccinations beyond their normal priority level. "There's no way we'd ever jump the line in any form whatsoever," Silver told ESPN's Stephen A...." December 21

  • Bronny James Catches Alley-Oop Lob From Zhuri, Adorable Video

    TMZ "Move over, LeBron James ... there's another basketball superstar in the family -- his 6-year-old daughter, Zhuri!! The King's children took their talents to the driveway for a late-night hoop sesh recently ... and naturally, there were some awesome..." December 21

  • The G League plan for the best young players: Learn now, play later

    Orange County Register "Jalen Green says he watches college basketball and realizes he’s “itching to play.” There’s a lot of scratch for that itch. Green would be playing on ESPN and Fox Sports as a freshman. So would Isaiah Todd, Jonathan Kuminga, Kai Sotto, Princepal Singh..." December 15

  • 2021 NBA Draft Big Board: Top 30 Best Prospects Right Now

    Fadeaway World "With the 2020-2021 NCAA men’s basketball season underway, we have nearly three weeks of data to use to examine the 2021 NBA draft class. Consider this an introduction to the top players in college basketball, as well as the players participating in the NBA G League Ignite, a new..." December 12

  • What NBA Scouts Do and Don't Know About Top Draft Prospect Cade Cunningham

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham is the most popular answer among scouts projecting the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft. But how much do they really know about him? NBA front-office members aren't allowed in high school gyms, and the three major..." December 09

  • NBA relaxes coaching attire rules, per sources: Suit jackets optional, masks not

    ESPN "After a conference call with the NBA on Tuesday night, the National Basketball Coaches Association told ESPN its full membership is prepared to participate in the upcoming NBA season despite high rates of coronavirus infection and spread in many parts of the country. "As we enter..." December 08

  • 2020-21 NBA schedule: The best Canadian matchups in the first half of the season "The NBA has announced the first half of the 2020-21 schedule, set to tip off on Dec. 22. In digesting and breaking down the first 36 games for each team, it's time to take a deeper look into some of the head-to-head matchups to look forward to. With 23 Canadians..." December 06

  • NBA memo warns of sanctions for protocol violations that lead to coronavirus spread

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The NBA has warned teams that protocol violations that lead to coronavirus spread impacting opposing teams and causing schedule derailments could result in "fines,..." December 05

  • Decisions On 2021/22 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the revamped schedule for the 2020/21 league year, NBA teams have until December 29 to make decisions on the third- and fourth-year team options for players on rookie scale contracts. All the players whose options will be exercised or declined by December 29 are already under..." December 05

  • 10 NBA Players Under The Most Pressure In The 2020-21 Season

    Fadeaway World "The 2021 season is coming very soon and that means certain NBA stars will be under pressure. Most NBA superstars have a lot to prove anyway, but 10 players will need to prove their critics wrong and step their games up. This means they need to showcase their talents in terms of numbers or team..." December 04

  • NBA plans to continue not testing for marijuana during 2020-21 season

    Clutch Points "The NBA will not test its players for marijuana in the 2020-21 season, per Ben Dowsett, the same policy adopted by the league for the bubble in Orlando. In March, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported that the NBA and the National Basketball Players..." December 03

  • League may boost active player tally to 15 "Due to the compressed 2020-21 season schedule and fears over the impact of COVID-19 on NBA roster availability, the league may boost its active player list tally from 13 players to 15 players this year, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The league’s Competition Committee..." December 03

  • LeBron James Signed Extension With Lakers To Team Up With Bronny James Jr.?

    TMZ "LeBron James just took one step closer to making his dream of being NBA teammates with his son a reality ... by signing a 2-year, $85 million extension to stay with the Lakers through 2023. And, ya know who might be entering the NBA in 2023?? BRONNY JAMES!!! " December 02

  • NBA Sends Teams COVID-19 Safety Guide Ahead Of Training Camp

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA prepares for the start of training camp, the league sent all teams a 134-page “Health and Safety Protocol Guide” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world. The 2020/21 season will not take place inside a bubble like the resumption of the..." November 28

  • The Perfect Team Around Giannis Antetokounmpo ($100 Million Budget)

    Fadeaway World "The Milwaukee Bucks have had some of the best players of all time, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. The Bucks have always been a well-run franchise and they have always tried to remain competitive by making deals and drafting quality prospects in the draft. They currently have..." November 28

  • Lakers-Clippers opener highlights NBA preseason schedule

    Clutch Points "The NBA has officially released their preseason schedule ahead of training camp, with Dec. 11 listed as the official start to players returning to the hardwood. As currently listed, one of the premier games that will be on schedule the first day is a revitalized rivalry between..." November 27

  • Spurs Sign First-Round Pick Devin Vassell "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed guard Devin Vassell (Vuh-SELL). Per team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.  Vassell, 6-7/195, was selected by San Antonio in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft (11th overall), becoming the first..." November 27

  • NBA reportedly considers Georgia “bubble” for G League season

    Talk Basket "The NBA is reportedly committed to holding a G League season. The league is considering ‘a bubble concept in the Atlanta area that would cost NBA teams an entry fee in the $500,000 range,’ per Marc Stein. The G League cancelled the season last year due to COVID-19..." November 27

  • NBA Free Agency: 5 Worst And Overpaid Contracts This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "Another offseason and yet another period of insanely overpriced contracts being paid out. This seems to be a constant trend in the NBA, where teams seem to throw out money to land as much talent as they can get regardless of the price or fit in the squad. This year was no different, as some..." November 27

  • Bronny James Goes Viral Looking Absolutely JACKED Since LeBron James Returned From NBA Bubble

    Total Pro Sports "The running joke on social media for the past few weeks was Bronny James being on punishment for his actions at home while his Lakers’ superstar father was busy winning a championship in the NBA bubble. Bronny appears to be getting in a lot of work with his father, because the..." November 26

  • NBA Execs Call 2021 Class 'One of the Deepest Drafts in Recent Memory'

    Bleacher Report "Following what was widely considered to be a lackluster draft class at the top end, rebuilding NBA teams could have a better opportunity to shape their futures in 2021. The Athletic's Sam Vecenie published his first mock draft for next season Tuesday and wrote..." November 24

  • Bulls Sign Patrick Williams To Rookie Deal, Devon Dotson To Two-Way

    Hoops Rumors "Bulls rookies Patrick Williams and Devon Dotson have inked their new deals with the club, per the NBA’s official transactions log. Unless the No. 4 pick out of FSU accepts a deal worth less than the maximum allowable 120% of the rookie scale,..." November 22

  • 5 Blockbuster Trades We Want To See Right Now

    Fadeaway World "Draft Night came and went and we know where the top-3 prospects in college will be playing next season. Moreover, we have seen some players move teams due to trades that mostly resulted in cap-space clearing and future assets. But we did not have any blockbuster deals that will shake the NBA so..." November 20

  • Canadian rookie Karim Mane signs with Orlando Magic as undrafted free agent "Canadian rookie Karim Mané (Montreal, Quebec) has signed with the Orlando Magic as an undrafted free agent, per his personal Twitter account. According to The Athletic's Blake Murphy , Mané is signing a two-way contract, meaning he'll bounce..." November 20

  • Anthony Edwards flashes first look in Timberwolves uniform

    Clutch Points "Minnesota Timberwolves fans are getting their first look at the 2020 NBA Draft’s No. 1 pick Anthony Edwards in their team’s threads on Friday. Edwards donned the team’s home jersey in a photoshoot, and the first overall pick is rocking the No. 1 too as..." November 20

  • Everything We Know About Raptors Draft Pick Malachi Flynn

    Complex "It’s been a while since the Raptors have been here. Making their first selection in the top half of the draft since selecting OG Anunoby 23rd overall in 2017, Toronto went with point guard Malachi Flynn with the 29th overall pick. They also selected combo guard Jalen Harris out..." November 20

  • Deni Avdija Learned English Playing Call Of Duty, Watching ‘iCarly’

    Fadeaway World "  Deni Avdija has made it to the NBA, considered a steal by many fans, after being selected by the Washington Wizards. The Israeli player is ready to show all his talent in the league with a team ready to compete with John Wall and Bradley Beal. Avdija shouldn’t have any..." November 20

  • How Isaac Okoro helps the Cavs

    Cavs Nation "After months and months of waiting, the 2020 NBA Draft finally tipped off and concluded on Wednesday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Auburn wing Isaac Okoro fifth overall, their only selection of the night. Let’s take a look at how Okoro will help the..." November 19

  • How family shaped development of new Raptors Malachi Flynn, Jalen Harris

    Sportsnet "For many teams, the 2020 NBA Draft was a flurry of activity with deals flying non-stop in a maelstrom of swapped picks and established players on the move. Resting in the eye of the storm, however, were the Toronto Raptors who very calmly and quietly went about their..." November 19

  • Sixers to sign Dakota Mathias to two-way contract

    USA Today "The Philadelphia 76ers had a busy draft night on Wednesday when they moved Al Horford for Danny Green and then moved Josh Richardson for Seth Curry. The moves are designed to bring in more shooting to properly space the floor on offense. The team then selected..." November 19

  • Jay Scrubb, Clippers Agree To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Second-round pick Jay Scrubb, the junior college player of the year, will sign a two-way contract with the Clippers, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times tweets. Scrubb was part of a late second-round swap. " November 19

  • Rockets To Add Brodric Thomas Via Exhibit 10 Contract

    USA Today "The Houston Rockets are signing undrafted rookie Brodric Thomas from Truman State University, according to Kelly Iko of The Athletic. Thomas joins second-round pick Kenyon Martin Jr. and a pair of other undrafted signings (Mason Jones, Trevelin Queen) as newcomers to..." November 19

  • Kendrick Perkins: Obi Toppin best thing to happen to Knicks in 10 years

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks drafted Obi Toppin with the No. 8 overall pick in Wednesday night’s NBA Draft, and many people feel they got a great value with the former Dayton star that far down the board. As far as Kendrick Perkins is concerned, Toppin was a steal. Perkins said on..." November 19

  • Tyrese Haliburton’s Girlfriend Went Super Viral During NBA Draft

    Total Pro Sports "The Sacramento Kings made Tyrese Haliburton’s dream come true Wednesday night, as they picked him at No. 12 in the NBA Draft. Projected by many as a Top 10 pick, Haliburton slipped down the board, but he was just fine with it. “(I was) just waiting to see who..." November 19

  • Wizards ‘fired up’ after signing promising Israeli forward Deni Avdija in draft

    Distinct Athlete "Despite holding the ninth pick in the NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards were successful in their chase for Israel’s versatile Deni Avdija as the franchise picked one of the up-and-coming international stars on Wednesday. Unlike many of his fellow draftees, 19-year-old Avdija has..." November 19

  • James Wiseman Ready To Bring Excitement To The Bay

    Black Sports Online "James Wiseman NBA dream came true after hearing his name called in front of his family and head coach Penny Hardaway while crying tears of joy. Unfortunately, he didn’t have an opportunity to shake NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hand because the 2020 NBA Draft was virtual. The..." November 19

  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball on playing for Michael Jordan: 'Straight blessing'

    Yardbarker "After what felt like several years of speculating where he would be drafted, LaMelo Ball is officially a Charlotte Hornet, as the team drafted the young point guard with the third-overall pick. And Ball expressed his excitement about joining the team, specifically citing how thrilled..." November 19