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  • 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

  • Paul George does damage control with Doc Rivers comments

    Yardbarker "Paul George is trying to set the record straight about some recent comments that were perceived as a shot at former head coach Doc Rivers. The LA forward spoke on Friday after his podcast appearance this week criticizing the Clippers' lack of adjustments in the..." December 05

  • Joel Embiid gives encouraging update on relationship with Ben Simmons

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the lingering questions about the Philadelphia 76ers has been whether the team’s two stars can coexist. Joel Embiid continues to assert that the answer is yes. Embiid spoke to the media Friday and gave an encouraging update on his relationship with Ben Simmons. Embiid..." 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 releases 1st half of 2020-21 schedule

    The Score "The NBA released the first portion of its 72-game schedule for the upcoming season Friday. The Kevin Durant-led Brooklyn Nets will kick off the 2020-21 campaign Dec. 22 with a matchup against his former team, the Golden State Warriors, at 7 p.m. ET. That..." December 04

  • 5 NBA Robins That Could Become NBA Batmen

    Fadeaway World "In basketball, the clear cut best players like Michael Jordan and LeBron James are considered the “Batman” of their team. That term implies that they’re just like the winged superhero: a good leader who can lead his allies to victory over any team. But Batman wouldn’t be..." December 04

  • Ranking NBA 'City' uniforms for 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "For the fourth-straight season, the NBA and Nike collaborated on 'City' edition jerseys for every team in the league. Since Nike took over as the official uniform partner for the league, some teams have really gotten creative with uniform designs, while others have simply taken the easy..." December 04

  • Ben Simmons says Philadelphia 76ers had accountability issues last season

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons said Friday that the team didn't do a good enough job of holding itself accountable last season, which played a significant role in a disappointing 2019-20 campaign. "One hundred percent," Simmons said when asked whether..." 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

    MSN.com "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

  • NBA Targeting March 25 For 2021 Trade Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has its eye on Thursday, March 25 for this season’s trade deadline, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). While that’s the tentative plan, the date will still need to be approved by the league’s Board of Governors, Charania notes. In..." December 03

  • 5 NBA Duos That Could Break Up This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA season is fast approaching and there are still star duos across the league. We are one season removed from seeing a ton of dynamic duos put forth fantastic performances together. The Lakers ultimately had the best duo, with Anthony Davis and LeBron James completely stepping above the..." December 03

  • Dwight Howard Explains Why He Tweeted He Was Re-Signing With The Lakers

    Black Sports Online "Dwight Howard won his first NBA Championship with the Lakers and had a very interesting off season. He made comments about wanting to come back to the Lakers but wanting a real contract this time and caught a lot of backlash for it,  got married to girlfriend and LA Sparks guard..." December 03

  • 5 Best Trade Packages For Kevin Love

    Fadeaway World "The Cavaliers finished dead last in their conference at the end of the 2020 NBA season. They need to rebuild and look towards the future. Collin Sexton and Obi Toppin could be exciting in the future; why not help them by getting players to support them in contending? The Cavaliers’..." December 03

  • Sixers’ Tyrese Maxey Signs Rookie Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers have signed first-round pick Tyrese Maxey, the team announced in a press release. A 6’3″ guard out of Kentucky, Maxey was the 21st overall selection in last month’s draft. Terms of the deal were not released, but as a first-round pick..." December 03

  • 48 NBA players positive for COVID-19 in 1st round of testing

    The Score "Forty-eight of 546 NBA players tested positive for COVID-19 during the league's initial testing phase from Nov. 24 to 30, the league announced Wednesday. That represents an 8.8% positivity rate of those tested, which is lower than the current United States average of 10.2%,..." December 02

  • Way-Too-Soon 2021 NBA Trade Deadline Predictions

    Bleacher Report "There's no such thing as thinking too far ahead in the abbreviated and accelerated 2020-21 NBA season. Ink is still drying on most free-agent and rookie contracts, but players are already in training camps. The campaign will tip off before you know it, and roster..." December 02

  • 3 Trade Offers For Bradley Beal The Wizards Can’t Refuse

    Fadeaway World "The Washington Wizards will apparently start the season with both John Wall and Bradley Beal suiting up in the Wizards jerseys. After all, they are both All-Star talents with tremendous offensive upside and have experience playing with each other. But they shouldn’t fool themselves, Wall..." December 02

  • 5 best trade destinations for Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo

    Sportsnaut "Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo claims he doesn’t want to be traded, but his alleged words to players from other teams on the court in the Orlando bubble suggest otherwise. Oladipo said when asked if he’d ever demanded a trade from Indiana,..." December 02

  • Doc Rivers braces for COVID-impacted first season with Philadelphia 76ers

    ESPN "Doc Rivers has yet to coach a game for the Philadelphia 76ers, but that hasn't stopped him from worrying about how the NBA will finish the 2020-21 season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "Man, I tell you I'm very concerned if we can pull this off," Rivers..." December 02

  • Doc Rivers has interesting take about Ben Simmons’ three-point shooting

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Simmons is often criticized for his borderline refusal to shoot the three-pointer, but new coach Doc Rivers seems to think it is a non-issue. The Philadelphia 76ers head coach downplayed concerns about Simmons’ three-point shooting on Tuesday. “I don’t..." December 01

  • NBA leaks its Christmas Day schedule

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s hard to believe that the new NBA season is nearly upon us even though it feels like the last one just ended. But yes, the 2020-2021 NBA season is coming up, and we already have the tentative schedule for Christmas Day. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski leaked the schedule. It..." December 01

  • What blockbuster NBA deals could be coming next?

    Sportsnaut "We’ve already seen NBA trades that will shake up the foundation of the league this coming season season. It has been just a few weeks since the Association allowed teams to finalize trades. Meanwhile, the NBA is coming off finally holding its annual NBA Draft. From Chris..." December 01

  • NBA Rookies with the Most to Prove in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Expectations for NBA rookies are generally low, but a handful this year will have more to prove than others. The top picks in particular will want to show they were deserving, especially LaMelo Ball, the draft's biggest name who went No. 3 after playing just 12..." December 01

  • Sixers Add Lamine Diane Ahead of Training Camp

    SI "As individual workouts around the NBA are set to begin on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the Philadelphia 76ers are finalizing their roster ahead of training camp.  Since the regular season is still weeks away, the 76ers are allowed to add over 15 players as camp..." November 30

  • The Los Angeles Lakers Have 3 Spots Open: Top 5 Best Free Agents Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have won the 2020 NBA title and made moves to ensure that they are right back in the title race for 2021. They signed Dennis Schroder, Wesley Matthews, Montrezl Harrell, and Marc Gasol. This type of talent along with the returning LeBron James and Anthony Davis means the..." November 30

  • How the Los Angeles Clippers Can Still Pull off a Dream Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "After blowing a 3-1 series lead against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Los Angeles Clippers have begun making some big changes, but they are not done yet. The Clippers' playoff demise highlighted significant issues with the team: a..." November 30

  • Adam Silver: No data ‘Black Lives Matter’ on court hurt NBA ratings

    GQ "2020 started out uncomfortably for NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Back in October 2019, three weeks before the beginning of the season, Daryl Morey, the former general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted an image that said “FIGHT FOR FREEDOM / STAND WITH HONG KONG” in..." November 30

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For Andre Drummond

    Fadeaway World "Andre Drummond is a player who has received mixed opinions from fans and critics. Some claim that Drummond is the best rebounder of our generation, with huge defensive upside. Others say that he’s overrated, and someone who puts up stats on a bad team. The truth is that we simply..." November 30

  • Which East lottery team can jump into the playoff mix?

    The Score "Every season, at least one lottery team in each conference seems to emerge from the morass to crash the postseason party. Can we expect the same in 2021? This year's Eastern Conference playoff field figures to look similar to last season's. Barring catastrophic injury, the top seven..." November 30

  • Dwight Howard bringing Sixers, Joel Embiid the Dwight Message

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Dwight Howard said all the right things. The 76ers’ new reserve center was complimentary of the team’s cornerstones, All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. He spoke of doing whatever it takes to help the Sixers win. And the 17-year veteran talked of mentoring Embiid not..." November 30

  • Austin Rivers Explains Why Doc Rivers Wanted To Coach The Sixers

    Fadeaway World "After his departure from the LA Clippers, renowned NBA coach Doc Rivers inked a new deal with the Sixers, marking a curious new era that many regard as unpredictable. Despite the uncertainty, it was a situation Doc reportedly saw a lot of potential in — at least according to..." November 29

  • Key dates for the 2020-21 NBA season

    NBA.com "2020-21 Key Dates [Note: All date and timings as per ET] 2020 Dec. 1-5: Individual player workouts Dec. 1-5: Media week Dec. 6: Group workouts begin for teams Dec. 11-19: Preseason games Dec. 22, 2020 -..." November 29

  • NBA moves Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony to May 13-15

    CBS Sports "The 2020 Pro Basketball Hall of Fame is set to have one of the most star-studded classes in its history. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all slated for induction, but their enshrinement ceremonies had all been delayed due to COVID-19 precautions. It was originally slated to take..." November 29

  • NBA world reacts to Jake Paul's KO of Nate Robinson

    The Score "Plenty of memorable social media reaction from the world of basketball poured in following YouTube star Jake Paul's knockout of former NBA guard Nate Robinson on Saturday night. Here are some of the hilarious tweets sent out postfight. " November 29

  • Dwight Howard reveals how he’ll tame Joel Embiid’s playful side

    Clutch Points "With Dwight Howard recently deciding to take his talents to the Philadelphia 76ers, one of the biggest questions that emerged was how he would fit alongside Sixers superstar big man Joel Embiid. Both players have been known to possess a rather jovial type of approach to the game, and..." November 28

  • Daryl Morey’s bold claim about Sixers’ offense in 2020-21

    Clutch Points "New Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey is very confident about the Sixers’ offensive capabilities. During an AMA series on Reddit, Morey said he believes the Sixers can have a top-10 offense next season for a couple of..." November 28

  • 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

  • Al Horford's Sister Receives Death Threats After Trade

    Heavy "Anna Horford, sister of 5-time NBA All-Star Al Horford, takes pride in being a passionate, outspoken fan of her brother so when the news of the Philadelphia 76ers trading Horford to the Oklahoma City Thunder broke, Anna’s phone wouldn’t stop lighting..." 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

  • 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

  • Daryl Morey has incredibly high praise for Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been some questions about whether Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons will fit with new team president Daryl Morey’s vision for the Philadelphia 76ers. Some comments he made on Friday should help answer that question. Morey participated in an “Ask Me Anything”..." 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

  • The Messy Truth About NBA Superstar Trade Requests

    Bleacher Report "Few NBA events are more seismic than a superstar asking management for a trade. Franchises can spend decades searching for a singular talent who can lift a team into title contention. They spend millions trying to surround those All-Stars with complementary players and personalities. And within..." November 27

  • 2020/21 NBA Contract Extension Tracker

    Hoops Rumors "A number of 2020 free agents, including Brandon Ingram, Gordon Hayward, and Davis Bertans, did extremely well for themselves on the open market this fall. However the most lucrative contracts signed since the new league year began weren’t free agent deals at all —..." November 27

  • Dwight Howard: Winning title made me realize my stats 'don't mean nothing'

    The Score "Dwight Howard had to embrace a periphery role with Los Angeles Lakers last season, but he finally captured his first career title. The legacy-reshaping moment allowed the veteran center to reflect on his career to date. “Winning the championship was..." November 27

  • Ranking the 5 Best NBA Free Agents Who Can Still Help Contenders

    Bleacher Report "Perhaps it should have been expected, given the unusual nature of this truncated offseason, but NBA teams knocked out the bulk of free agency in just two or three days this year. From the time the moratorium lifted a week ago, names were flying off the board left and right...." November 27

  • Here are the top 10 NBA free agents still available

    Pro Basketball Talk "With more than 100 players already agreeing to deals this offseason, the shelves are getting pretty bare for NBA teams still shopping for free agents to round out their roster. Still, there are some solid rotation players who can fill a role for teams out there — and one..." November 26

  • Sixers Sign Veteran Guard Derrick Walton Jr.

    SI "The Philadelphia 76ers have added veteran guard Derrick Walton Jr. on Thursday, according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Walton, a former Michigan Wolverine, went undrafted in 2017 after spending four seasons in the NCAA. After his..." November 26