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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Collin Sexton should be an All-Star for the Cavaliers

    Cavs Nation "The NBA regular season is almost here, and up first in this series of previews for the Cleveland Cavaliers is point guard Collin Sexton, who is expecting big things from himself as he enters his third professional season. Sexton had a promising season as a rookie, and..." December 03

  • Cavs unveil rock and roll-inspired City Edition jerseys

    WKYC "When the Cleveland Cavaliers wear their City Edition uniforms this season, they'll be paying homage to Cleveland's Northeast Ohio roots. On Thursday, the Cavs unveiled their new alternate uniforms, which come in partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. " 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

  • Cavaliers Could Land Russell Westbrook For Kevin Love, Darius Garland And Two First-Round Picks

    Fadeaway World "The Cleveland Cavaliers were last in their conference despite having two former All-Stars in Kevin Love and Andre Drummond. Changes need to be made, and a lot of them could be through trade. Kevin Love in particular is a prime trade candidate; he is a player that still holds some value, and..." 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

  • Cavs’ Andre Drummond’s bold goal for 2020-21 season

    Cavs Nation "Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond has a bold goal for the 2020-21 season and it may not sit well with Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. During his media session with Cavs..." 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

  • Cavs support Kevin Porter Jr. amid legal issues

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers organization is supporting small forward Kevin Porter Jr. amid his troubling legal issues. On Nov. 15, Porter Jr. was arrested and charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. The Cavs swingman was also charged with..." December 01

  • Cavs talked Russell Westbrook trade with Rockets

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets discussed a Russell Westbrook trade, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Westbrook has reportedly requested a trade from the Rockets after just one season in Clutch City. “They talked to..." 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

  • Cleveland Cavaliers hire Greg Buckner as assistant coach

    Cleveland.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired Greg Buckner as an assistant coach, league sources tell cleveland.com. Buckner, who played 10 years in the NBA, began his coaching career in player development with the Houston Rockets in 2011, where he worked alongside Cavaliers head coach J.B...." December 01

  • Zhaire Smith is a talent the Cavs should take a risk on

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers are still in the talent acquisition stage of their rebuild, so naturally, they should be interested in acquiring talent whenever and wherever they can. 2018 first-round pick Zhaire Smith was recently waived by the Detroit Pistons after being acquired..." 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

  • Longtime NBA veteran Andrew Bogut announces retirement from basketball

    Sportsnet "Andrew Bogut, who played 14 seasons in the NBA and most recently suited up for the Golden State Warriors in 2019, has officially retired from professional basketball. The 36-year-old Australian, who played the past two seasons with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League,..." 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

  • Obi Toppin’s glaring weakness that made the Cavs pass on him

    Cavs Nation "Given the uncertainty involving their frontcourt players at the time of the 2020 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers were expected to use their fifth overall selection on Dayton Flyers standout Obi Toppin. However, much to the bewilderment of a lot of fans and pundits, the Cavs elected..." 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

  • 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

  • How Cleveland Cavaliers franchise cornerstone Collin Sexton can build off of last season's momentum

    NBA.com "On March 1, the Cleveland Cavaliers had just lost their second-consecutive game to fall to 17-43 on the season, simultaneously losing starting point guard and No. 5 overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft Darius Garland to a groin injury in the process. In their very next game,..." November 28

  • Cavaliers Signing Marques Bolden, Levi Randolph To Exhibit 10 Deals

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers will give Exhibit 10 contracts to two players from their G League affiliate, according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. Cleveland has already reached an agreement with center Marques Bolden, while guard Levi Randolph is expected to sign his..." November 28

  • Tristan Thompson Becomes a U.S. Citizen

    TMZ "Tristan Thompson is all about changes these days ... and he's just changed his citizenship to the U.S. of A. Tristan was sworn in as an American citizen earlier this week ... shortly after deciding to join the Boston Celtics. Tristan was a Canadian citizen and came..." November 28

  • Free agent Thon Maker agrees to deal with Cleveland Cavaliers

    Sporting News "Thon Maker is reportedly set to join some familiar faces with his third NBA team. According to multiple reports, the 23-year-old has agreed to terms on a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com has indicated that the deal Maker has agreed to is..." November 28

  • JaVale McGee got nominated for Grammy Award

    Larry Brown Sports "JaVale McGee is already a three-time NBA champion. Now he may be adding Grammy Award winner to his illustrious professional resume. The Cleveland Cavaliers big man announced over the weekend that he had been nominated for a Grammy. McGee is credited as a producer on Justin..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jazz Trade Rayjon Tucker, 2027 Second-Round Pick To Cavs

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired forward  Rayjon Tucker (6-5, 210) and a 2027 second round draft pick from the Utah Jazz in exchange for cash considerations.  " 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

  • Nik Stauskas, Bucks agree to one-year deal

    Brew Hoop "On this day of thanks, Nik Stauskas now has more than one million reasons to be thankful after a report from Zach Lowe that the Milwaukee Bucks will sign him to a one-year deal. However, as Matt lays out below, Stauskas is merely a camp invite due to the Bucks increasingly..." November 26

  • Has Every NBA Team Addressed Its Biggest Weakness This Offseason?

    Bleacher Report "In an unusual NBA offseason that has packed the draft, free agency and training camp into a period of just over a month, teams have wasted little time remaking their rosters over the past week. Some clearly had a direction in mind prior to this transactional period. They..." November 26