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  • Why the Boston Celtics won't sign your favorite buyout possibility

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Celtics’ bench contributed a measly 21 points over the first two games of the team's current four-game road trip out west and a particularly vocal group of fans used the anemic output to renew both their laments that Danny Ainge didn’t make a deadline deal to bolster..." February 27

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: Playoff loss 'on my mind' after beating Raptors

    ESPN "Tuesday night marked the first time Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks came back to Scotiabank Arena since losing to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals in May. After the Bucks came away with a different result this..." February 26

  • Warriors Plan To Build Massive Trade To Acquire Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Total Pro Sports "The Golden State Warriors might be down and out for the 2019-2020 season, but don’t let the smooth taste fool you,. because this team will be back to their winning ways next season and possibly even stronger than before. Not only did they trade for Andrew Wiggins, but the..." February 25

  • Raptors’ Chris Boucher Dunks All Over Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Sportsnaut "File this under freak things we never see. Milwaukee Bucks star and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is usually the one embarrassing his opponents. That was not the case Tuesday night in a matchup between two elite Eastern Conference teams. Check out little-known..." February 25

  • Good time for Raptors and Bucks to renew rivalry

    TSN "The Milwaukee Bucks are good. OK, that’s an understatement. The Bucks are really good. They’re great. They’re historically great. Dating back to the start of the 2019 calendar year, the Bucks have won 83 games – 10 more than the next-best club, the Toronto..." February 25

  • The Man Who Told the NBA 'No'

    Bleacher Report "Between the giant banners waving, the air horns blaring, the constant rumble of synchronized songs from the fans and the inordinate number of rage-fueled middle fingers ripping through the air, the atmosphere inside the WiZink Center—home to Real Madrid Baloncesto—for the second of..." February 25

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For DeMarcus Cousins Next Season

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers waived DeMarcus Cousins earlier this week to make room for their new player, Markieff Morris. Cousins signed a one-year deal with the team in the offseason after spending the 2018/19 season with the Golden State Warriors. However, he didn’t appear in a single game..." February 24

  • Bucks clinch playoff spot, becoming fastest team in NBA history to sew up a postseason berth

    NBA.com "In terms of date and numbers of games, the Bucks beat the 2016-17 Golden State Warriors record for the earliest postseason ticket since 1984, when the league adopted the 16-team playoff format. With the Washington Wizards losing to the Chicago Bulls at the United..." February 24

  • The Biggest X-Factor for Every Top NBA Championship Contender

    Bleacher Report "Let's talk about the NBA's most important X-factors, shall we? Painting this year's championship picture is more difficult than in recent years. The field isn't just deep; it's vast. Roughly one-third of the league's teams can sell themselves on..." February 23

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to level up and be decisively great

    ESPN "With Lil Wayne's "Kobe Bryant" song blasting throughout Fiserv Forum, reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo went through an intense pregame workout, two hours ahead of the tipoff against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Once the sweaty,..." February 23

  • Should Warriors Consider Offering Andrew Wiggins And Multiple First-Round Picks For Giannis Antetokounmpo?

    Fadeaway World "The Golden State Warriors are keen to return to the top of the league and they have very ambitious plans to do so. The Dubs could be readying a move for one of the best players in the association, in an attempt to become the biggest force in the NBA once again. The Warriors could be..." February 21

  • What do Raptors do if Giannis Antetokounmpo is unavailable in 2021?

    Sportsnet "If you find yourself bored and in need of some quick amusement, do yourself a favour and open up Twitter and search for “giannis raptors”. What you’ll find there is a treasure trove of endless memes and discussion relating to the possibility of Milwaukee..." February 21

  • 5 NBA stars playing for big contracts down the stretch

    Sportsnaut "Team-wide success around the NBA can ultimately be a financial boon for individual players set to hit free agency. That’s no different with about two months remaining in the 2019-20 season. New Orleans Pelicans star forward Brandon Ingram is set to hit restricted free agency..." February 21

  • Nine chaotic moments that could shake up the suddenly stable NBA

    ESPN "For nearly a year, the NBA universe has been focused on one date: June 30, 2021. That is when reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to become an unrestricted free agent. Teams have focused on being set up to chase Antetokounmpo and other stars two summers from now,..." February 21

  • League executives expect Giannis Antetokounmpo to re-sign with Bucks

    Pro Basketball Talk "On July 1, Milwaukee GM Jon Horst is going to put a $254 million supermax contract in front of Giannis Antetokounmpo. He is almost certainly going to sign it. Sources have been saying that to NBC Sports — and we have been reporting that — all..." February 20

  • Would LeBron James Take A Pay Cut For The Lakers To Bring In Giannis Antetokounmpo?

    Bleacher Report ""Milwaukee, L.A., whatever." Two words, two initials, but a lot to chew on out of the mouth of Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo to Mackenzie Salmon of Sports Pulse when asked whether he has envisioned playing on the same team with his two..." February 20

  • Warriors To Sign Dragan Bender To 10-Day Deal

    SLAM Online "The Golden State Warriors intend to sign free agent forward Dragan Bender to a 10-day contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Bender was waived by the Milwaukee Bucks earlier in the season. The 22-year-old was squeezed out in Milwaukee when the Bucks landed the..." February 20

  • Is the NBA's 2021 free agency class ‘overhyped’?

    Distinct Athlete "The 2021 NBA free agency class may feature some of the game’s biggest stars, like LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, but one NBA executive things it’s being “overhyped.” ESPN’s Tim Bontemps shared an interesting quote from an anonymous..." February 20

  • NBA leaning toward keeping target score for next year's All-Star Game

    The Score "There's a "good assumption" the Association will use a target score once again to end next year's All-Star Game, NBA president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN's Zach Lowe. The league will also discuss using the new concept in the elimination..." February 19

  • NBA could use target score in G-League

    Clutch Points "The league tried something new at this year’s NBA All-Star Game in order to promote competitiveness while also honoring the late Kobe Bryant. Rather than playing a traditional game with four 12-minute quarters in order to decide a winner, each team had the opportunity to..." February 19

  • BAL brings attention to African talent

    CBS Sports "Amadou Gallo Fall knows that when the Basketball Africa League tips off on March 13 in Dakar, Senegal, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died in January from a brain hemorrhage, will be smiling down on them. As the President of the BAL, Fall announced the 12 teams who would be..." February 19

  • Adam Silver pins NBA ratings decline to star player injuries, illegal streaming

    New York Daily News "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that injuries to star players have played a role in the league’s declining TV ratings in recent seasons. Specifically, it’s the inability to flex to other games on the schedule when the big names aren’t playing. "There..." February 19

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Says It Would Be 'Amazing' to Play With Brothers in L.A. or Milwaukee

    Complex "If Giannis' mom gets her wish, the Antetokounmpo brothers could join forces in the future.  During a conversation with USA TODAY, Giannis Antetokounmpo said it would be "amazing" if he and his brothers, Thanasis and Kostas, were..." February 18

  • All-Star fourth quarter featured more than 15 minutes of gameplay

    Pro Basketball Talk "One overlooked feature of the NBA’s new All-Star game format: It seemed designed to shorten the game. Sure, the league wanted to add an interesting wrinkle to a game that had grown stale. The exact details were tweaked to honor Kobe Bryant. But – in the era..." February 18

  • TV ratings rise with new NBA All-Star Game format

    Sport Business "The format change of the National Basketball Association All-Star Game has proven a hit with fans, with TV ratings for this year’s event at Chicago’s United Center averaging 7.3 million viewers across TNT and TSN, which represents an eight-per-cent rise over last..." February 18

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Addresses Future With Bucks

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo have done a great job this season keeping the subject of Giannis’ next contract on the back-burner. However, as the captain of one of the All-Star teams this weekend in Chicago, the reigning MVP couldn’t entirely avoid the..." February 17

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo takes shot at James Harden’s defense with their All-Star offensive gameplan

    Clutch Points "On Sunday night, we were all treated to what was easily one of the most entertaining editions of the All-Star game in recent memory. It was Team LeBron that emerged victorious on the evening, edging out Team Giannis, 157-155. Much like previous All-Star contests, though, it wasn’t until..." February 17

  • Winners And Losers From 2020 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago was among the most memorable in recent league history. Saturday night’s events were something else. The game itself the following night did not disappoint in any way. While the early going lacked defense and intensity, the end of the..." February 17

  • Fans Roast Chaka Khan's NBA All-Star Game National Anthem Performance

    Complex "Many of the pregame festivities that took place prior to the NBA All-Star Game earned rave (or at the least very positive) reviews, including Jennifer Hudson's Kobe tribute, and Dr. Dre's own Kobe tribute. Unfortunately (hey, we all have bad days), Chaka..." February 17

  • 3 More Changes NBA Should Make to All-Star Game Format

    12 Up "The new NBA All-Star Game format was a huge success. The changes created a competitive environment in the fourth quarter that had never been seen before in the event. Yet, a few more changes could be made to enhance what was already a solid idea. As with all new concepts,..." February 17

  • Kim and Kanye Courtside for Kobe Bryant Tribute at NBA All-Star Game

    TMZ "The Kobe Bryant tributes were AMAZING at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night ... and some of the biggest stars in the world were front and center for all of the emotional moments. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sat courtside at the United Center in Chicago --..." February 17

  • Coach Of The Year Favorites

    Hoops Rumors "This season, the Coach of the Year race appears to have plenty of intriguing candidates. With the All-Star break upon us, we at Hoops Rumors deemed it a good time to reflect on where things stand currently. Mike Budenholzer is leading the 46-8 Bucks towards potentially..." February 16

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo speaks honest truth about Stephen Curry’s injury

    Clutch Points "Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo kept it real when asked about the extended absence of Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who broke his right hand on Oct. 30. Antetokounmpo admitted that Curry’s absence has benefited the other..." February 16

  • NBA All-Star Game format, explained: What to know about new 2020 rules, tribute to Kobe Bryant

    Sporting News "Unlike previous versions of the NBA All-Star Game, every quarter will matter in this year's contest. When captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo meet for the 2020 All-Star Game on Sunday (8 p.m. ET, TNT), their teams could be bringing a little more..." February 16

  • The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is Decadent and Depraved

    The Big Lead "As if the last 44 years of slam dunk contests weren't enough proof, the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest should throw the entire authenticity of the event into question. Enough fans cried foul when Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon was controversially denied the slam dunk crown..." February 16

  • Top 5 slams of the 2020 Dunk Contest

    The Score "This year's edition of the Slam Dunk Contest saw the Miami Heat's Derrick Jones Jr. and the Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon go head-to-head in a dunk-off. "Airplane Mode Jones" took the crown, but there were plenty of incredible dunks..." February 16

  • NBA All-Star Weekend Gets 3,000 Strippers Work in Chicago

    TMZ "The strip club cavalry has arrived in Chicago with THOUSANDS of dancers, literally, making sure NBA superstars and fans are well entertained during All-Star Weekend!!! The good folks at Ocean Gentleman's Club, Factory and Club O tell TMZ Sports ... they've hired Last..." February 16

  • DJ Khaled Was Not Prepared to Introduce Pat Connaughton at the Slam Dunk Contest

    The Big Lead "DJ Khaled introduced the participants for the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. When he got to Milwaukee Bucks' guard Pat Connaughton, he made sure to explain that he didn't know how to pronounce Connaughton's last name. And then he nailed it. " February 16

  • Pau Gasol Aims For Olympics, Possible NBA Comeback

    Hoops Rumors "Pau Gasol hopes to represent Spain in the Olympics this summer and hasn’t given up on a return to the NBA next season, tweets Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Before either of those things can happen, Gasol will need to fully rehabilitate the left foot injury that forced..." February 16

  • NBA renames All-Star MVP award to honor Kobe Bryant

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA has renamed its All-Star Game MVP trophy the Kobe Bryant MVP Award in the wake of Bryant’s tragic death. Commissioner Adam Silver announced the renaming at his annual All-Star weekend news conference on Saturday. " February 15

  • 5 NBA stars who must step up in second half of the season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA is now at its All-Star break. While the second half of the season has already started, the “unofficial” second half represents a time that teams get more serious. Contenders vie for playoff positioning. Stars attempt to step their game up. Those who struggled..." February 15

  • Latest group of Rising Stars highlights major flaws with NBA Draft's age game

    Sporting News "On the day he was selected in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Warriors, former Villanova forward Eric Paschall was 22 years old with another birthday looming in less than five months. Most of the league's teams make their choices on a policy of age over beauty, so he had to..." February 15

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s agent: “Giannis believes in loyalty”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Giannis Antetokounmpo has kept his cards close to his chest when it comes to if he will sign a five-year, $254 million supermax contract extension with the Bucks this summer. He’s said how the team performs in the playoffs will be a significant factor, but little..." February 14

  • Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headline 8 finalists for Hall of Fame

    NBA.com " The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today at NBA All-Star Weekend the finalists from the North American and Women’s committees to be considered for election in 2020. The Class of 2020 will be announced Saturday, April 4th at NCAA..." February 14

  • 6 NBA Players Who Shockingly Never Made an All-Star Game

    12 Up "The NBA never fails to infuriate its fan base with maddening All-Star snubs. In 2020, players like Devin Booker (until Damian Lillard's untimely groin injury), Bradley Beal, and Zach LaVine were the most notable studs left off the rosters. Because those snubs..." February 14

  • 5 realistic trade proposals for Sixers star Joel Embiid

    Sportsnaut "We’ve seen the frustration on his face. We’ve heard the Philadelphia 76ers fans boo him. We’ve watched the team struggle as a whole at times this season. Things are not going too swimmingly for All-Star center Joel Embiid and his Sixers right now. It has led to..." February 14

  • 2020 NBA All-Star Game tickets most expensive ever

    SLAM Online "When the NBA All-Star Game returns to Chicago on February 16, 2020, it will be the third time the Windy City has hosted the event, but the first time in more than 30 years. Where To Buy NBA All-Star Game & Weekend Tickets Primary market tickets for the NBA All-Star game,..." February 14

  • Lakers (+180), Bucks (+275) title favorites heading into All-Star break

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks head into the All-Star break as the favorites to win the NBA title at sportsbooks around the nation. The Lakers are +180 to win the title at Caesars Sportsbook, followed by the Bucks at +275. The LA Clippers, at +325,..." February 13

  • Players Trained By Kobe Bryant Are At The Top Of The League

    Fadeaway World "As we continue to mourn the great Kobe Bryant, his impact on the game is still prevalent when watching today’s NBA. We all know the global impact Kobe had due to his dedication to his craft and is great, but many players today are showcasing an improved skillset thanks to Kobe..." February 13

  • Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

    Page Six "Jennifer Hudson is set to perform a tribute to Kobe Bryant during Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Chicago, the NBA announced Thursday. The singer, a Chicago native, will sing ahead of player introductions. " February 13