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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

  • NBA Rumors: 3 Blockbuster Trades That Could Happen This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA trade deadline is a time that many NBA fans look forward to. Over the years, we have seen many trades occur around this time that have changed the landscape of the NBA. In 2017, we saw DeMarcus Cousins get traded to the Pelicans in a blockbuster deal that created a formidable..." November 08

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kevin Love’s Girlfriend Kate Bock is Returning to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit for the Eighth Time

    SI "Time flies when you’re having fun, right Kate Bock?! It seems like just yesterday that we met this Canadian cutie and now we can’t believe that she is back for her eighth year with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit! Kate first joined the SI Swimsuit family back in 2013..." 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

  • 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 Tristan Thompson sustain his hot start for the Cleveland Cavaliers?

    NBA.com "Players in a contract year historically have always put their best foot forward in hopes of securing another big payday. That may be the case for Tristan Thompson who is in the final year of his five-year $82 million dollar contract.  The 28-year-old is off to an..." November 06

  • 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

  • Brandon Knight, Not Kevin Love, Drawing “Most Interest”

    Heavy "Kevin Love is the Cavaliers’ headliner on the rumor mill. But with $90 million on his contract after this season, he’s not likely going anywhere. The Cavaliers player most teams are interested in: guard Brandon Knight. For all the chatter about Love,..." 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

  • Kevin Porter Jr. suspended one game for making contact with a ref

    Sportsnaut "Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Kevin Porter Jr. was suspended one game by the NBA for making contact with a ref during Sunday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news Monday evening. The first-round pick has appeared in six games..." November 04

  • Koby Altman opens up about contract extension, the plan and why he has no interest in trading Kevin Love

    Cleveland Plain Dealer " Even Koby Altman, the risk taker and dreamer who left a corporate real estate job to pursue his goal of one day being an NBA general manager, couldn’t have envisioned this back in 2012. That’s when Altman joined the Cleveland Cavaliers as a pro personnel..." 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

  • 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

  • Cavaliers, GM Koby Altman reportedly agree to long-term extension

    Sporting News "Despite a rough go of it in their latest adjustment to a post-LeBron James world, the Cavaliers have faith that Koby Altman is the right man to lead their rebuilding process.  The Cavs' general manager has agreed to a long-term contract extension, ESPN first..." November 01

  • Tristan Thompson’s goal is to make first team All-Defense -- and he’s off to a strong start

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As the Cleveland Cavaliers devised their game plan for Monday night’s matchup against the formidable Milwaukee Bucks, it was clear they had few options to defend reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Starting power forward Kevin Love is too slow. Cedi Osman isn’t strong..." October 31

  • Cavs Won’t Exercise Ante Zizic’s 2020/21 Option

    Yardbarker "The Cavaliers won’t be picking up their 2020-21 option on center Ante Zizic‘s rookie scale contract, league sources tell Tim Bontemps of ESPN (Twitter link). The option would have been worth $3,872,215. If Cleveland had exercised that fourth-year option, it would have..." October 31

  • 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

  • Cavs pick up Collin Sexton’s third-year contract option

    Fear The Sword "The Cavs have done as expected and picked up guard Collin Sexton’s third-year contract option. The Cavs’ 2018 first-round pick, the 20-year-old Sexton will make $4.99 million in the 2020-21 season. The Athletic’s Kelsey Russo first reported the news. " 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

  • 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

  • Cavaliers’ John Henson out 2-4 weeks due to strained hamstring

    Clutch Points "The Cleveland Cavaliers’ John Henson will be sidelined for awhile due to a strained hamstring. According to the Cavaliers’ official Twitter account, the veteran center will be out for two-to-four weeks due to a strained hamstring. Here is the official..." October 27

  • 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

  • NBA ‘Groupie’ Kendall Jenner Shows Off Her Assets in Throwback Pic

    Sports Gossip "Besides playing in the NBA, Ben Simmons, Jordan Clarkson and Blake Griffin have another thing in common. All three have all been rumored to have dated Kendall Jenner at some point. " October 25

  • 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

  • Cavs, Cedi Osman Agree To Four-Year Extension

    SLAM Online "The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a four-year contract extension with Cedi Osman, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports. The third-year forward will earn $30.8 million over the course of the extension. According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the first-year of..." October 25

  • J.R. Smith reflects on infamous NBA Finals gaffe: 'We've all messed up'

    Bleacher Report "JR Smith has finally added his own caption to his meme-able moment from Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals.  "We've all messed up," Smith said while on Showtime's All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson (h/t CBS Sports' Sam..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tristan Thompson Continues to Loiter in Khloe Kardashian’s Comment Section

    Sports Gossip "Whether Tristan Thompson really wants to be with Khloe Kardashian or not, he likes to keep his name in the tabloids. Thompson continues to creep into her IG comment section. " October 21

  • NBA enacting zero-tolerance rules for abusive, hateful fan behavior

    The Score "The NBA is enacting a zero-tolerance fan code of conduct in 2019-20 in an effort to curb abusive and hateful behavior toward players after the number of courtside ejections more than doubled last season, NBA chief security officer Jerome Pickett told The Associated Press' Tim..." October 21

  • Cavs Claim Alfonzo McKinnie Off Waivers

    Hoops Rumors "As expected, forward Alfonzo McKinnie didn’t make it through waivers after being cut by the Warriors on Saturday. The Cavaliers, who had second priority in the NBA’s waiver order, have claimed McKinnie, a league source tells Chris Fedor of..." October 21

  • Cavs could put claim on Alfonzo McKinnie after surprising release from Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reported Friday that the Cavs are considering the possibility of putting in a waiver claim for forward Alfonzo McKinnie, who was surprisingly released by the Golden State Warriors this week. Fedor notes that the Cavs currently have two open roster..." October 20

  • Ranking the NBA's 15 best players, from Kawhi Leonard to Kyrie Irving

    Sporting News "The NBA has made so many headlines for its controversial relationship with China that it's easy to forget there is real, actual basketball on the horizon. Yes, the 2019-20 regular season is upon us, and with it comes another set of player rankings. There has been..." October 19