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  • Blazers Send Kent Bazemore to Kings in Multi-Player Trade

    Sportsnaut "The Portland Trail Blazers have reportedly sent Kent Bazemore to the Sacramento Kings in a trade, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. " January 18

  • NBA Owner Sounds off on NBA All-Star Weekend King of Court Proposal

    Heavy "NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most anticipated during the NBA season with dazzling and jaw-dropping events, such as the celebrity game, the rising stars’ game where you get you to see the league’s upcoming talent all in one place. There’s the three-point..." January 17

  • Rodney Dangerfield is the Most Disrespected Man in the NBA History

    The Big Lead "Disrespect is a funny thing. Athletes and those tasked with motivating athletes find it everywhere. Draft position. Public opinion. Betting odds. Predictions from talking heads. If you aren't with a team, you're against them. If you're not propping them up, you're bulletin board..." January 16

  • The Perfect Blockbuster Trade: Damian Lillard For Ben Simmons And Al Horford

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers have been off to a disappointing start and it is time for a change. Coming into this season, many expected them to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals after the big. Moves they made. After starting off 5-0, many expected them to cruise through the East but,..." January 16

  • Carmelo Anthony: No hard feelings with Rockets

    Houston Chronicle "Carmelo Anthony insisted that there were no hard feelings, no real feelings at all. He was not with the Rockets long enough to build the sort of relationships he had with the Nuggets, Knicks or even the Thunder, as if to him, the Rockets had become just another team in the NBA, another line in..." January 16

  • 5 Potential Kevin Love Trades

    Complex "The furor over Kevin Love’s on-court temper tantrum has subsided. It’s not entirely clear who or what caused the frustration to boil over, but the obvious candidates are the passing-challenged Collin Sexton, or the new coach John Beilein. Beilein himself took..." January 14

  • Tony Parker Is The Only Player With A Positive Record Against All 30 Teams, Including San Antonio Spurs

    Hoops Hype "Tony Parker announced his retirement last summer following a memorable career that saw him win four NBA titles and make the All-Star Game six times. His final year with the Hornets was not the stuff of legend, but one particular event during that season made his NBA career even more..." January 14

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler reveals his 5 toughest players to guard

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league today. Recently, the four-time All-Defensive team member penned an article for The Players’ Tribune, wherein he openly spoke about some of the most challenging..." January 13

  • Two-Way Contract Situations To Watch This Week

    Hoops Rumors "January 15 is the last day that NBA teams can sign a player to a two-way contract this season. After that date, teams can still waive two-way players or promote them to their 15-man rosters, but they can’t bring aboard new players on two-way contracts as replacements. With that..." January 13

  • Damian Lillard May Have Come up With the Perfect Idea to Save NBA All-Star Weekend

    12 Up "The NBA's All-Star Weekend has become something of a farce in recent years. The Skills Challenge and the Dunk Contest have both been massively underwhelming for quite some time now, and the actual All-Star Game itself is almost never..." January 13

  • Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Sportress of Blogitude "The All-Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend is often one of the more entertaining events of the three-day league showcase, simply due to the novelty of watching stars chucking up shots. With ESPN televising the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, it is not a..." January 10

  • Instagram model Tammy Hembrow: Entire sports team has invaded my DMs

    New York Post "Model and fitness influencer Tammy Hembrow is Australia’s hottest Instagram star right now — and at least one sport team agrees. The 25-year-old social media starlet has opened up on the number of direct messages she has been receiving recently from athletes around the..." January 10

  • Skal Labissiere To Miss At Least Four Weeks

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers announced Wednesday that center Skal Labissiere has a left knee articular cartilage lesion. Results of a second MRI confirmed the injury. According to the Blazers, Labissiere will continue his rehabilitation and be re-evaluated in four..." January 09

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Carmelo Anthony passes Kobe Bryant with latest game-winner in final seconds

    Clutch Points "Blazers vet Carmelo Anthony put on a vintage performance on Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors, scoring a season-high 28 points, but none sweeter than the last two he buried with 3.3 seconds left in regulation. That shot gave the new Portland Trail Blazers gem..." January 08

  • Eric Stern opens up about his dad David Stern, former NBA commissioner

    USA Today "Eric Stern appreciated all the words said and written about his father, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year’s Day. “It’s all very nice,” Stern told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview. But what also had tremendous meaning to..." January 08

  • Skip Bayless Says Carmelo Anthony is 'The Best 35-Year Old in the NBA'

    The Big Lead "Carmelo Anthony hit a game-winning jumper with 3.3 seconds remaining to beat the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. The bucket capped a 28-point, 7-rebound game for Melo. Today on Undisputed, Skip Bayless raved about Anthony's play since returning to the NBA and said, "I'm..." January 08

  • Hassan Whiteside And Kent Bazemore To Be Traded Before The February Deadline

    Fadeaway World "After their miraculous run to the Western Conference Finals a year ago, the Portland Trail Blazers were optimistic about their chances entering this season. Being forced to act as a result of the Jusuf Nurkic injury, the Blazers compiled a trade for Miami big man Hassan Whiteside that included..." January 08

  • The Top 5 Best Destinations For Lakers' Kyle Kuzma

    Fadeaway World "With the Trade Deadline approaching, many teams are expected to make changes to their rosters. While many of the teams expected to make some moves are fringe playoff teams, there are a handful of teams at the top of the league record-wise that could look to dabble in the trade market. One team..." January 08

  • NBA reconsidering playoff reseeding proposal

    Sportsnet "The NBA is reportedly reconsidering a proposal that would have reseeded the four conference finalists during the playoffs based on regular season record, re-shaping the league’s playoff structure, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Under the NBA’s..." January 07

  • NBA Execs Rip Load Management

    Bleacher Report "Want a surefire way to get almost any NBA coach to roll their eyes, snort or make some other derisive gesture? Mention load management. That is, as long as they're sure no one is looking. To be caught dismissing the practice would be "career suicide," says..." January 07

  • 3 potential trades for Kevin Love

    The Score "Kevin Love could use a change in scenery. The veteran power forward's stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to a head after a reported outburst toward general manager Koby Altman on Saturday was followed up by an on-court..." January 06

  • From Danilo Gallinari to Chris Paul, 75 players who could be moved before Feb. 6

    CBS Sports "Just before the 2019 trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies, hoping that he would be the final piece of a championship-worthy puzzle. On their way to their first title in franchise history, they outlasted the Philadelphia..." January 06

  • Hassan Whiteside disappointed by Heat fans' jeers in Miami return

    Miami Herald "The boos serenading him during pregame introductions were just the start of Hassan Whiteside’s unwelcome return to AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday. Every time the star center touched the ball, boos followed him. When Bam Adebayo blocked his shot in the first half, the crowd of..." January 06

  • Hassan Whiteside Says ‘It’s Going to Feel Weird’ to Face Heat in Miami

    Heat Nation "Hassan Whiteside will be returning to AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday. It will mark his first time in the building since he was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers last offseason. As he gets ready to set foot on the Miami Heat’s home floor once again,..." January 05

  • 6 Blockbuster Trades We Want To See This Season

    Fadeaway World "A couple of weeks ago, we finally had our first trade of the 2019-20 NBA season. Jordan Clarkson was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Dante Exum and 2 second-round picks and this trade looks to be a win-win for both sides. Clarkson wasn’t in the plans for the Cleveland Cavaliers..." January 04

  • Three Trade Destinations For Pistons Center Andre Drummond

    The Big Lead "The Detroit Pistons went all-in when they traded for Blake Griffin in February of 2018. Just under two years later, nothing has gone right. Griffin had a career year in 2018-19, but his body failed him as the playoffs approached and Detroit was swept by Milwaukee in the first round. Three..." January 04

  • Carmelo Anthony Thanks Knicks Fans For MSG Ovation, 'Appreciate the Love!'

    TMZ "Carmelo Anthony says he REALLY appreciates the loud ovation he got from Knicks fans Wednesday during his return to Madison Square Garden ... saying, "Real know the real!" The Portland Trail Blazers star hadn't played at MSG since Dec. 2017 -- after the Knicks traded..." January 04

  • Free Agent Stock Watch 2020: Northwest Division

    Hoops Rumors "Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Northwest Division: Malik..." January 04

  • From Charles Barkley to Joel Embiid: The fight to modernize the NBA big man

    ESPN "JOEL EMBIID RELISHES the opportunities to launch 3-pointers. The execution of that shot, the 7-foot Philadelphia 76ers center believes, classifies him as a modern NBA player, a multifaceted big man whose skills and athleticism should not -- and will not -- confine him to a..." January 03

  • The Reasons Why The Portland Trail Blazers Are Struggling This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Blazers had a very good team last year and managed to reach the Western Conference Finals in a potential bid to face the Warriors. They fell short, but many expected them to be a stronger contender this year especially after making key signings in the offseason. But that..." January 02

  • Carmelo Anthony thinks Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson doesn’t know ‘how good he can be’

    Clutch Points "Carmelo Anthony has nothing but praises for Mitchell Robinson, who led the New York Knicks to a 24-point blowout of his Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Robinson put on a big game for the Knicks, scoring a team-high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds to..." January 02

  • The NBA Wouldn't Be the NBA Without David Stern

    Complex "The 1984 NBA Draft, held in the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden, was a revolution that was barely televised—it was shown on the USA Network in the middle of a weekday afternoon. What are today household names didn’t get beamed into many households. There were future Hall of..." January 02

  • Jimmy Garoppolo’s Ex-Adult Film Star Hookup Kiara Mia Reveals She Has an NBA Player Who Pays Her For Sex

    Black Sports Online "Mia Kiara says she is the reason that Jimmy G and the 49ers are back in the playoffs. Hard to argue her point. Jimmy G has been balling and it started when he took her out on a date before having sex with her.  " January 02

  • LeBron James on David Stern: ‘He definitely should have something named after him’

    USA Today "LeBron James eulogized David Stern for his global vision and shrewd negotiating tactics. But with Stern passing away on Wednesday at age 77, the Lakers star suggested another way to honor the late NBA Commissioner. “He definitely should have something named after..." January 02

  • All NBA teams will wear black jersey stripe for the rest of the season as tribute to David Stern

    The Big Lead "David Stern, longtime former commissioner of the NBA, passed away on New Year's Day at the age of 77. The league released a statement on his passing, and teams and players everywhere have been giving their thoughts on the man who became a figurehead for the game of basketball. " January 02

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead 1st All-Star voting returns

    NBA.com "The Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the NBA and their respective conferences in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting presented by Google.  Doncic leads Antetokounmpo by 599 votes for the top spot among all players...." January 02

  • Buying or Selling NBA's Biggest Breakout Players

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season was always destined to be one for the ages. The injury bug dismantled the Golden State Warriors dynasty (or at least put it on a one-year hiatus). Dynamic duos sprouted up across the hoops landscape with Hollywood as the backdrop, where the Los Angeles Lakers..." January 02

  • Blazers aren’t keen on trading away CJ McCollum

    Clutch Points "The Portland Trail Blazers are highly unlikely to trade shooting guard CJ McCollum, let alone deal him to the Philadelphia 76ers for the newly-signed Al Horford. A recent rumor stated the Sixers were interested in trading for CJ McCollum, and..." January 02

  • Sixers interested in Blazers’ CJ McCollum

    Talk Basket "Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly interested in adding CJ McCollum to the roster via trade. The Sixers are currently 6th in Eastern Conference and are looking to solidify their playoff hopes. " January 02

  • Knicks refused to be ignored in Carmelo Anthony lovefest

    New York Post "The way Carmelo Anthony was cheered at the Garden on Wednesday night, you would have thought he was still playing for the Knicks. Anthony, who was the face of the Knicks franchise from 2011-2017, was cheered during the introductions, cheered whenever he touched the ball on..." January 02

  • ‘He thought big’: David Stern ushered in the modern NBA

    Sportsnet "The NBA All-Star Game is an annual gathering of some of the most gifted people on the planet — where some of the biggest and brightest among us shine. But so often in years past at All-Star Weekend, the event that carried the most weight — that was most anticipated by..." January 01

  • Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 after brain hemorrhage

    CBS Sports "David Stern, the former commissioner of the NBA, has died at 77 after suffering a brain hemorrhage in December, the NBA announced Wednesday.  Stern was the commissioner of the NBA from 1984 through 2014, presiding over a period of immense growth for professional..." January 01

  • Carmelo Anthony’s return to Madison Square Garden

    Sporting News "Dear Diary: It’s been just over two years. Two years since New York’s once-prodigal son, Carmelo Anthony dribbled a basketball in Madison Square Garden. Although only two years in seconds, minutes, hours, days, etc., it feels like a lifetime ago. At that..." January 01

  • Scottie Pippen Turns Over All Financial Info To Estranged Wife As Divorce is Close To Being Settled

    Total Pro Sports "Scottie Pippen and his estranged wife Larsa are that much closer to splitting for good after the couple filed legal documents revealing their divorce is almost settled. According to legal documents that were obtained by The Blast, the former Chicago Bulls star recently filed..." January 01

  • Ranking the top five sports video games of the 2010s

    Sporting News "The landscape of sports gaming has changed dramatically over the last decade, with a reduction in the number of games produced, evolution of distribution and a shift in newly prioritized features to maximize the revenue they generate. While there is legitimate reason to be frustrated..." December 31

  • Again: Cord Cutting is NOT the Biggest Reason For NBA Ratings Hiccups

    The Big Lead "The reasons for NBA ratings declines this season have been debated ad nauseam, but I keep seeing the decline in cable and satellite subscribers presented as the biggest variable. While it is certainly a factor, it is not the prevailing one. Every other major sport this year has weathered cable..." December 31

  • Skal Labissiere To Miss Time With Knee Injury

    Hoops Rumors "The Trail Blazers will be down another big man this week, as beat writer Casey Holdhal reports (via Twitter) that the MRI on Skal Labissiere‘s injured left knee this weekend was inconclusive. According to Holdahl, Labissiere has been ruled out of Monday’s game with..." December 30

  • Rudy Gobert takes shot at Hassan Whiteside after win over Blazers

    Larry Brown Sports "Another beef is brewing between Rudy Gobert and a Western counterpart. After his team’s 121-115 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, the Utah Jazz center was asked to respond to Damian Lillard’s comments before the game calling Hassan Whiteside the best..." December 29

  • Blazers Ghost Foul on LeBron James Somehow Upheld by Replay Review in All-Time Bad Call

    12 Up "LeBron James gets calls. We understand this. Yet, officials always find a way to one-up themselves. In Saturday night's Lakers-Blazers game, James went up for what looked to be an easy lay-up. Yet, LBJ missed it on the front end of the rim, but was bailed out by the officiating..." December 29