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  • Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey

    ESPN "NOBODY SAW MUCH of Daryl Morey in the days after the Houston Rockets landed in Tokyo for the NBA's Japan Games. The Rockets' general manager confined himself to his room at the Ritz Carlton in Roppongi Hills during the team's six-day visit, spotted leaving for..." November 12

  • Denzel Valentine sparring with Bulls coach over falling out of rotation

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bulls have lost seven of their first ten games, and now one of their players is butting heads with their head coach. Speaking with the media on Monday, Bulls coach Jim Boylen was asked why swingman Denzel Valentine was out of the rotation. “Because I said..." November 11

  • How Michael Jordan Once Dropped 52 Points After Playing 36 Holes And Drinking 10 Beers

    Fadeaway World "Michael Jordan had a terrific career full of great stories that will be hard to forget. Further, we learned about one of the best anecdotes of MJ during his playing days. On Thursday, former Blackhawks star Jeremy Roenick appeared on WSCR’s McNeil & Parkins Show where he was asked if..." November 10

  • Otto Porter Without Timetable For Return

    Hoops Rumors "Bulls forward Otto Porter Jr. is without a timetable for a return after spraining his left foot, according to Eric Woodyard of ESPN.com. Porter sustained the injury during Wednesday’s victory over Atlanta. Porter, 26, has already been ruled out for..." November 09

  • Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including Luka Doncic trickery

    ESPN "As we put the first 10% of the season in the books, here are 10 things to check out: 1. We need to talk about Nikola Nikola Jokic has probably racked up more "likes" in this space than any other player. And so it is with a heavy heart that I note: Jokic does..." November 08

  • Carmelo Anthony on Still Not Being Signed: "I'm Surprised"

    Complex "In case you were wondering, unsigned free agent Carmelo Anthony definitely still wants to play in the NBA. It's been about a year since the 35-year-old played a game in the league. The last time he was on the court for an NBA game was while he was with..." November 08

  • Inside the NBA Brought Chris Jericho on Set and Then All Hell Broke Loose in The Wrestling Ring

    Black Sports Online "The funniest thing is Jericho’s face throughout. He is truly looking at these dudes like “what the hell is going on, I was supposed to just do a quick promo.” You can’t put a Wrestling ring in the studio and not think Shaq is going to act up. " November 08

  • Map Shows The Most Hated NBA Teams In Every State For 2019-2020 Season

    Total Pro Sports "he Los Angeles Lakers are truly back. After several years of being quite irrelevant when it comes to having a Championship contender, the team went out and signed LeBron James and traded for Anthony Davis in back-to-back offseasons. " November 07

  • NBA head coaching jobs are increasingly stable

    SB Nation "The NBA head coaching profession is among the least stable in all of sports. Some franchises cycle through a new head coach seemingly every year. The names who hold jobs for a decade or more are essentially legends, and even then, respected status and success is no guarantee of stability. The..." November 07

  • NBA now forbids teams from using apps that auto-delete communication with players, agents

    Pro Basketball Talk "To crack down on widespread tampering, the NBA began requiring teams to keep communications with agents and players for one year. The league can audit five teams annually. But what about workarounds? Pete Thamel, Seerat Sohi and Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." November 07

  • Ranking NBA's biggest early surprises: New-look Suns, unrecognizable Warriors, Lakers defense lead the way

    CBS Sports "The thing we most love about sports is the stuff we never see coming. They don't make movies about the favorite winning the game they're supposed to win -- instead it's the scrappy underdog who defies the odds and people's expectations with an unprecedented show of fortitude. A..." November 07

  • Free Agents Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then the club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 07

  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern all in on sports betting

    Newsday "David Stern is no stranger to the long battle against legalized betting in American sports. In 1991, he testified in the U.S. Senate hearings that led to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The Supreme Court overturned that law 18 months ago, opening the door to..." November 07

  • David Stern says he should have suspended Phil Jackson for complaining about refs in 1990s

    Clutch Points "Head coaches in any major sport often have problems when it comes to criticizing the officials in a game. While players and coaches alike have both been known to openly question poor decisions by referees, it often leads to some sort of punishment. According to former NBA commissioner David..." November 07

  • Jalen Rose Explains Why Fans and Media Are to Blame for Load Management in the NBA

    The Big Lead "Kawhi Leonard is not playing tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Leonard will miss his second game in eight days because of load management. Both of those games just happened to be broadcast on ESPN, so no one besides Kawhi's aching back is happy with the..." November 06

  • Can Jim Boylen toughen up the Bulls and will that solve slow start issues?

    NBC Sports Chicago "With a 2-5 start in the rearview mirror and the Lakers rolling into town, Jim Boylen said he loves the Bulls’ offensive shot distribution and is confident the missed open looks eventually will fall. The Bulls’ coach said while the pick-and-roll coverages have improved and..." November 05

  • The Biggest Sneaker Storylines of the 2019-20 NBA Season

    Complex "The NBA made its long-awaited return only a few weeks ago and has already provided fans with the buzzer beaters, scuffles, memes, and superstar performances they had been yearning for during the offseason. The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are dominating thus far as expected with the..." November 05

  • Anthony Davis claims he didn’t say he’d consider going to Chicago in free agency

    Silver Screen And Roll "Monday evening, Anthony Davis caused a bit of a stir when video surfaced of him not outright ruling out the Chicago Bulls as an option for him in free agency. Tuesday morning, he was asked about that exchange and said he never said what he pretty much said in the..." November 05

  • Bulls fans: Don’t get your hopes up, Anthony Davis isn’t coming home next summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis is going to come to Chicago… as an All-Star in February. Beyond that, it’s not happening, Davis is not coming home as a free agent next summer. There’s a better chance of Coldplay’s new album not being basic (and you know it will..." November 05

  • Joakim Noah Still Hoping To Sign With Contender

    NBC Sports Chicago "Former Bulls center Joakim Noah reportedly suffered what sounded like a potentially career-ending injury, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Windhorst reported the news on Monday on The Hoop Collective Podcast, but has since walked it..." November 05

  • Bulls’ Zach LaVine admits shorthanded Pacers ‘kicked our a**’

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Bulls have been outrebounded in every game but the opener against the Hornets, a game they lost. They have been outshot in five of seven games and outscored in the paint in four games with two ties. They’ve taken care of the ball well, forced at least 15 turnovers in all..." November 04

  • Lakers’ Anthony Davis All-in on Chicago as ‘Mecca of Basketball’

    Heavy "The Brow has spoken. Lakers‘ big man Anthony Davis is debunking the myth that New York City is the “Mecca of Basketball.” Davis told reporters Monday that Chicago is king when it comes to hoops. “It is. We’ve got the best basketball players..." November 04

  • Jose Calderon Announces Retirement, Joins NBPA As Special Assistant

    Real GM Basketball "Jose Calderon has announced his retirement as a player from the NBA and has joined the NBPA as a Special Assistant. The position is newly formed and a season-long position that both the union and Calderon hope will become a recurring role. " November 04

  • They still love Derrick Rose in Chicago, he gets standing ovation and M-V-P chants

    NBC Sports "Early years Chicago Derrick Rose was something special. League MVP, All-Star, All-NBA, walking highlight package. The fans in Chicago love that Derrick Rose. They still do. Rose returned to the United Center on Friday night with the Detroit Pistons, and he was..." November 02

  • Derrick Rose Says It’s “Not Hard” To Think About Return To Chicago

    Fadeaway World "For Derrick Rose, it all started in Chicago. He was born there, raised there, and drafted there as the #1 overall pick in the 2008 draft. It was there that he cemented himself as a star, and there that became the youngest MVP in NBA history. t was also in Chicago that things began to..." November 01

  • NBA reminds teams to keep all electronic communications with players, agents

    NBC Sports "It was part of Adam Silver’s and the NBA’s new “crackdown” on tampering — five random teams will get audited by the NBA at the end of the season. Just to make sure they didn’t break the rules. This week the NBA sent out a memo to all 30..." November 01

  • Rookie Scale Option Decisions Still To Come

    Hoops Rumors "Thursday, October 31 is the deadline for teams to exercise rookie scale options for the 2020/21 season. These options apply to either the third or fourth year of a rookie scale contract for players who were drafted in the first round. If they’re not exercised, the player becomes an..." October 31

  • It's early, but some teams are already looking to fix holes in their rosters

    ESPN "It's only the second week of the NBA season, but front offices are already contemplating their shortcomings. There are a handful of teams who know they might have to make a significant roster move during the season. The market is mostly quiet now -- trade season doesn't really..." October 30

  • 5 Players Who Can’t Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "00:29 01:05 Even though we were all expecting some big trades for this season, there are a handful of players that have recently signed contract extensions and are therefore ineligible to be moved right now. Whenever a player signs a deal, he has to wait before..." October 30

  • EA Sports cancels NBA Live 20

    Kotaku "EA Sports’ NBA Live 20, which had the honour of being officially delayed before it was even officially announced, has now been cancelled. It’s the fourth time in ten years that EA has not released an annual entry in its flagship basketball game on a home..." October 30

  • Bulls’ Otto Porter Jr. claims his hip is ‘fine’ despite slow start to season

    Clutch Points "Through the first four games of the season, Chicago Bulls small forward Otto Porter Jr. hasn’t looked like himself. Porter is averaging just 7.3 points while shooting 26.5 percent from the field and 21.1 percent from beyond the arc. The Bulls are 1-3 on the..." October 29

  • Otto Porter Jr. a go for Bulls vs. Knicks after needing 6 stitches in mouth

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Bulls assigned Chandler Hutchison to the Windy City Bulls as the G League affiliate begins training camp so that the second-year forward, who has missed all of training camp and the start to the regular season with a hamstring injury, can get practice reps. "This way, he can..." October 28

  • Special Trade Eligibility Dates For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "In a pair of previous articles, we took a closer look at the trade restrictions placed on two groups of players who signed free agent contracts this summer. The smaller of the two groups featured players who can’t be traded by their current teams until January 15, having re-signed..." October 28

  • What would a one-free-throw rule mean for the NBA?

    ESPN "Kevin Pelton's NBA mailbag is back, featuring your questions on an experiment using a single free throw attempt for all points, Russell Westbrook's shooting numbers, the best way to enforce 3-point shooting fouls and how scoring relates to win projections. You can tweet..." October 26

  • Tencent cuts off Rockets from NBA streaming schedule

    Channel News Asia "Chinese internet giant Tencent has struck Houston Rockets games from its programming schedule for the current NBA season, following through on a threat it made after a team executive angered Beijing by supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets' 117-111 loss to..." October 25

  • Charles Barkley: Mike Pence "needs to shut the hell up"

    Larry Brown Sports "Charles Barkley issued a strong response to Vice President Mike Pence. Earlier on Thursday, Pence weighed in on the NBA’s Hong Kong-China controversy. Pence said the NBA sided with the Chinese government by silencing free speech. “Some of the..." October 24

  • Mike Pence denounces China's response to Hong Kong protests, blasts NBA for 'embracing censorship'

    CNN "Vice President Mike Pence accused the National Basketball Association of acting "like a wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime" in China on Thursday. Speaking in Washington, Pence accused the NBA and sportswear giant Nike of not sufficiently speaking out in..." October 24

  • The True Reasons Why The Eastern Conference Is A Joke

    Fadeaway World "Over the course of the year, we’ve seen the best players in the world take their talents to the Western Conference, and while that side of the bracket may be stacked with contending teams, the Eastern Conference always seems to be kind of a disappointment. Unless LeBron James..." October 24

  • NBA execs have differing opinions on Jaylen Brown's new Celtics contract

    NBC Sports Boston "When the Boston Celtics inked Jaylen Brown to a four-year, $115 million deal on Tuesday, plenty of C's fans were happy to see their prized 22-year-old forward get locked up for a few more seasons. But the deal left some NBA executives scratching their..." October 24

  • Chicago apparently loves Jim Boylen now

    Clutch Points "The love affair between team head coach Jim Boylen and the Chicago Bulls appear to be heading towards the right path. The incoming second-year coach did not exactly have the best of seasons with the Bulls last year, ending the campaign on a 17-41 record. Nonetheless, a very..." October 23

  • 7 NBA Players Who Should Get Traded This Season

    Complex "The NBA season literally just got underway last night, but as we all know, so much of the NBA machine is pushed by trade rumors and speculation. Teams are always looking to get better and stars are constantly on the move. If a team says they're not trading someone, that's likely a..." October 23

  • Bulls players vote Thaddeus Young, Otto Porter Jr. as captains

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bulls are placing a lot of trust in a pair newcomers. Players voted Thaddeus Young and Otto Porter Jr. as the team captains for the 2019-20 season, according to NBC Sports Bulls Insider K.C. Johnson: " October 23

  • Chinese State TV Refuses to Air NBA's Opening Night Slate

    SI "Chinese state television did not air the NBA's opening night games, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported on Tuesday. According to Windhorst, Tencent, the NBA's streaming partner, also reduced its schedule, only deciding to show the Lakers-Clippers game. " October 23

  • Stephen Jackson Says NBA Teams Received A Mass Text, “Don’t F*ck With Carmelo”

    Hot New Hip Hop "A number of current and former NBA veterans have shown support for Carmelo Anthony as he continues to search for a spot on an NBA roster. The latest players to speak out in favor of the 10-time All Star are Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, both of whom spoke about the disrespect..." October 23

  • Steph Curry Responds to Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame Comments

    Complex "On Monday, an interview Michael Jordan did with NBC's Craig Melvin began to make the rounds for comments the six-time NBA champion made about Steph Curry. "He's still a great player. Not a Hall of Famer yet though," Jordan said of..." October 22

  • CJ McCollum Questions Michael Jordan's Sobriety After Steph Curry Hall Of Fame Comment

    Total Pro Sports "Michael Jordan certainly made social media lose its mind. On Monday night, a clip surfaced showing the great one in a recent interview with Craig Melvin on Today, and he acknowledged that Stephen Curry is a great player, but he isn’t a hall of fame player yet. Melvin..." October 22

  • Bulls Sign Max Strus To Two-Way Contract

    247 Sports "They say that when one door closes, another one opens. That’s exactly what happened for former DePaul Blue Demon Max Strus.  Strus had achieved his dream of playing in the NBA when he signed a two year contract with the Boston Celtics, but he failed to make the..." October 22

  • 4 Teams That Should Trade For Dion Waiters

    Fadeaway World "It looks as if Dion Waiters could be traded from the Miami Heat very soon. The Heat have suspended Waiters for the first game of the season due to comments that he made on Instagram about Erik Spoelstra and Tyler Herro. This past year looked to be Dion’s worst season as a pro as..." October 22

  • Bettors put most money on Lakers to win title

    ESPN "The Lake Show has been playing nonstop at U.S. sportsbooks, leaving bookmakers staring at sizable liabilities on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA championship. As the season tips off, more money has been bet on the Lakers to win the title than on any other team at..." October 22

  • Bulls exercise options on Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr., Chandler Hutchison

    Yardbarker "The Bulls have exercised their fourth-year option on forward Lauri Markkanen and third-year options on center Wendell Carter Jr. and forward Chandler Hutchison, according to a team press release. That guarantees the trio’s contracts for the 2020-21..." October 21