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  • Ranking the Top 5 NBA Trade Targets at Every Position This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NBA free-agent class underwhelms in quantity and quality. Anthony Davis is technically its headliner, but the entire basketball world assumes he'll quickly re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Brandon Ingram holds the No. 2 spot, but he's a restricted free agent and..." April 03

  • ESPN Skipping Kyrie Irving's Finals-Winning 3-Pointer in 2016 Game 7 Playback is Fuel LeBron Haters Need

    12 Up "Somehow, the still frame is always better, with the Silicon Valley tech heads watching in anguish from the courtside seats they wasted oh so much money on. Yet, ESPN doesn't see it this way. We genuinely appreciate the work the Worldwide Leader is doing during this..." April 02

  • How Much Money Will NBA Players Lose Due to Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Bleacher Report "Stopping the NBA season was an easy decision for Commissioner Adam Silver. Once players started contracting the COVID-19 virus, the health and safety of the league took precedence over the potential financial repercussions. While it had to be a painful choice, it wasn't a..." April 02

  • No chance of traditional NBA playoffs this season

    Mass Live "The NBA continues to consider almost every possibility when it comes to resuming its season. The only possibilities that seem to be out, according to Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, is the playoff structure we’re used to. “At this point, several team and..." April 02

  • NBA players who've beaten COVID-19 to donate blood for new treatment

    ABC News "At least four NBA players who have recovered from COVID-19 plan to donate blood for an experimental treatment that could help high-risk patients overcome the virus, according to Dr. Michael Joyner, a member of the leadership team of the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma..." April 02

  • Let's burst the idea of playing the remainder of the NBA season in a bubble

    USA Today "It sounds so simple in the abstract, at least according to the "Bubble Boys."  That’s what we’re going to call these folks, the commentators who are agitating for the NBA to return in the next few months by creating a coronavirus-free environment..." April 02

  • Kevin Love explains $100K donation to Cavs' staff: They are part of my story

    The Score "Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love donated $100,000 through his foundation in early March to support team staff affected by the NBA's indefinite suspension. The five-time All-Star has been a longtime advocate for mental health. Upon his donation, he..." April 01

  • Should the NBA allow players to consume CBD Gummies?

    Clutch Points "With the boom of CBD in full effect, you or I may think nothing at all of waking up and eating some CBD gummies. CBD has never been more accessible, with consumers being able to find the best CBD oils and the best CBD gummies with just the click of a button, delivered..." April 01

  • Re-Drafting the 2000 NBA Draft Class

    Bleacher Report "There's something you need to know about the 2000 NBA draft class before we go any further: It's not great. Maybe that makes it a perfect year to cover, considering everyone seems to agree that the upcoming 2020 class is a weak one. Weak? You don't know..." April 01

  • 3 Teams That Could Land Kevin Love This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "Kevin Love made it abundantly clear that he’s ready to move on from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The question now is: where? As a 31-year-old sharpshooting veteran, his services would be useful for a lot of teams. But his ultra-expensive contract coupled with a troubling injury history has..." April 01

  • NBA Teams That Will Define the 2020 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Want to know which NBA teams you should keep the closest eye on this offseason? If you answered yes, you've come to the right place. If you answered no, it's actually Opposite Day, and you're now contractually obligated to journey down this rabbit hole with the..." April 01

  • NBA, NBPA May Hold Up to 25 Percent of Player Salaries in Escrow

    SLAM Online "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are reportedly discussing the possibility of holding up to 25 percent of remaining player salaries in escrow should regular season games be cancelled. According to the collective bargaining agreement, players lose roughly 1 percent..." April 01

  • 3 teams that should target a trade for Nets’ Caris LeVert

    Clutch Points "Fourth-year wing Caris LeVert could be on the trading block for the Brooklyn Nets as the Eastern Conference up-and-comer seeks to pair All-Star duo Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving with a third star in the near future. LeVert, a 24-year-old swingman from the University of Michigan, was..." April 01

  • NBA 2K Donating Percentage of Money From Microtransactions to COVID-19 Relief

    Heavy "Take-Two Interactive, which is the parent company for the NBA 2K, Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead franchise, and more, are making what could be a significant contribution to COVID-19 relief efforts. On Wednesday, the NBA 2K Twitter account posted the link to a message from Take-Two..." April 01

  • Stephon Marbury advised Adam Silver to suspend NBA season?

    The Undefeated "  Former two-time NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury spoke with The Undefeated from Beijing Tuesday morning about his quest to bring 10 million N95 masks to his hometown of New York to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The current head coach of the Beijing Royal..." April 01

  • Trade Packages to Land Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and the Nets Their Big 3

    Bleacher Report "In a NBA that's largely transitioned from a three-star to a two-star ecosystem, the Brooklyn Nets may be looking to reverse course and add another premier talent. After signing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to four-year deals this past offseason, the..." April 01

  • NBA 2K tournament odds: Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton among favorites

    Arizona Central "The NBA has partnered with NBA 2K to create a players-only tournament that will air this weekend and next on ESPN. Two Phoenix Suns players are in the tournament, and they are among the favorites to win it, according to early odds. SportsBetting.ag recently set odds for..." April 01

  • NBA discussing Las Vegas as potential quarantine site to finish season

    The Score "In hopes of squeezing in as many regular-season games as possible, the NBA is exploring the possibility of having all teams together at one quarantined site, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "Las Vegas has been a destination that has been discussed, built around..." April 01

  • Force Majeure Provision Opens Window To New CBA

    Hoops Rumors "The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the 2019/20 NBA season and it could have a lasting effect on the financial structure of the league. The “force majeure” provision in the latest CBA covers a variety of catastrophic circumstances, including epidemics and..." April 01

  • Larry Nance Jr. seems to think Carmelo Anthony is in his final season

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony has been a positive contributor for Portland this season, but Larry Nance Jr seems to think that he is just about at the end of the line. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward tweeted Monday that a big reason he wants the season to continue is so that he can get his Anthony..." March 31

  • Kendrick Perkins’ Kids Racked Up $16K In ‘Fortnite’ Charges On Credit Card

    NESN "If there’s anyone enjoying the coronavirus pandemic, it’s children who are thrilled to play video games all day instead of going to school. Especially rich kids who have their parents’ credit card information, like, say, the offspring of former Boston Celtic Kendrick..." March 31

  • NBA Stars Most Likely to Change Teams This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Allow the NBA's 2020 offseason to apologize in advance. It will not be living up to the frantic pace and turnover of 2019. Fewer teams have salary-cap space. Fewer stars are on the trade block. Even fewer are entering free agency. Toss in the inherent uncertainty that will..." March 31

  • 3 stars the Heat should try to trade for this offseason

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat team president Pat Riley is still one of the best executives in the game today. Just last summer, he shocked the basketball world when acquired Jimmy Butler, successfully keeping his team relevant in the Eastern Conference in the process. This is exactly why it would not be..." March 31

  • Full Bracket for ESPN's Players-Only NBA2K Tournament Revealed

    12 Up "The end of March will bring with it a return to live NBA action, in a slightly different capacity. Several of the league's brightest stars are set to face off in a passion project on Friday, as the NBA has set up a 2K tournament for players only, to be aired on..." March 31

  • Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell Headline Players-Only NBA 2K Tournament

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is reportedly planning a players-only NBA 2K video game tournament headlined by Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.  According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond and free-agent..." March 31

  • Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July/August 2021. Will they include NBA players?

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Tokyo Olympics were postponed from 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving questions about NBA players participating. OlympicTalk: The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have been rescheduled for nearly one year later with the Olympics set for July..." March 31

  • NBA 'very determined to have a champion,' considering several playoff scenarios

    CBS Sports "There is no end in sight for the NBA season's current hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn't mean it's gone for good. The league is "very determined to have a champion," according to Marc Berman of the New York Post, and they are..." March 31

  • Why the coronavirus pandemic should propel the NBA to suspend its luxury tax for the 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "If there was ever a season designed to facilitate a massive drop in the NBA salary cap, it would be the 2020-21 campaign. While such an outcome is never ideal, there was hardly any cap space available around the league anyway. Only seven teams were on track to have significant cap space this..." March 31

  • NBA Reportedly Plans to Launch Players-Only NBA 2K Tournament on Friday

    Bleacher Report "With action on the court on hold indefinitely, the NBA is devising a new way to provide fans with their basketball fix. Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported the league is considering a players-only NBA 2K tournament that would feature "some big-name..." March 30

  • Jay Williams: NBA Should Hold Playoffs on Cruise Ships

    The Big Lead "Fans and analysts alike are firing up the creative processes of their brains to concoct a realistic scenario in which professional sports could return in the span of six-to-eight weeks. It's a tough exercise because based off the opinions of various medical experts, things are still in the..." March 30

  • Jeff Van Gundy: ‘We’re all underestimating the fear’

    Boston Globe "Former NBA coach and current ESPN/ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy has always been one to offer his honest and well-thought-out opinions on anything NBA. He doesn’t believe the 2019-20 season will resume. Games were halted after the night of March 11 after it was revealed..." March 30

  • JR Smith Takes A Shot At US President Donald Trump

    Pop Culture "Former Cleveland Cavaliers small forward J.R. Smith is not happy with President Donald Trump and the government's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. He made this point clear on Friday morning with a tweet at the president. Smith told Trump to "shut..." March 29

  • New Target Date For 2021 Summer Olympics

    Hoops Rumors "The International Olympic Committee will set July 23, 2021, as the new target date for the opening of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, reports Tariq Panja of The New York Times. An emergency IOC meeting will be held today to consider the decision. A final ruling could come in weeks,..." March 29

  • Shaquille O’Neal clarifies relationship with Joe Exotic

    Clutch Points "Hall of Famer and former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal is in a bit of hot water right now after making a surprise cameo on Netflix’s new hit show, “Tiger King.” The controversy roots from the fact that the show’s main character, Joe Exotic — aside from all..." March 29

  • Kevin Love raves about Cavs’ assistant coach Lindsay Gottlieb

    Cavs Nation "Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Lindsay Gottlieb has formed a tight relationship with Cavs players during her first year in the NBA, with one of them being All-Star Kevin Love. Bring up Gottlieb’s name to Love and the Cavs big man can’t stop raving about..." March 28

  • No one in Cavs organization has been tested for coronavirus

    Cavs Nation "Cleveland Cavaliers head coach JB Bickerstaff says he hasn’t been tested for the coronavirus. In fact, no one in the Cavs organization has, per Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. All of the Cavs players are healthy and asymptomatic, so there’s no need to get tested..." March 28

  • NBA season could restart at a casino, Bahamas resort or even college gyms

    New York Post "If and when the NBA restarts its season, it could all happen in one glitzy spot like Las Vegas, the Bahamas or … a college campus in the Midwest? Those are three of the options that have been discussed by players and executives, according to ESPN, as the league tries to..." March 28

  • What the NBA can learn from China's attempt to restart basketball during the coronavirus pandemic

    ESPN "The NBA is going to need to build a bubble. The top challenge facing the league is creating a safe environment for players, coaches, referees, support staff and technical operators. An environment that, in the early stages of resuming the season, might not include fans. It might not..." March 28

  • Michael Jordan Scored a Career-High 69 Points Against the Cleveland Cavaliers: This Day In Sports History

    The Big Lead "Michael Jordan scored a career-high 30 years ago today in a 117-113 overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jordan scored 69 points on 23-of-37 shooting in 50 minutes. He also grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to go along with six assists and four steals. To give you an..." March 28

  • Shaquille O’Neal Reacts To Being Put 8th On All-Time Players List

    Fadeaway World "Shaquille O’Neal is widely considered one of the best players to ever play the game. His placement among other greats, however, has always been a big topic of debate. In a recent ranking of All-Time greats, Shaq was ranked 8th, behind Hakeem and Duncan. Shaq himself responded to..." March 28

  • Team had to punish player for violating NBA’s social distancing rule

    Clutch Points "One NBA team reportedly had to reprimand one of its players after seeing a social media post of him working out with several athletes in a private gym, per Tom Haberstroh of NBC Sports. Players are scrambling to find private indoor gyms in their cities while the NBA and its..." March 27

  • Las Vegas A Candidate To Host NBA Games?

    CNBC "The National Basketball Association is already thinking about how it could rescue its season, and a revised tournament in Las Vegas leading to the finals could be its answer, assuming it’s safe to start playing again. After being the first U.S. league to suspend games due to the..." March 27

  • 5 Players That Should Join The Lakers Next Season

    Fadeaway World "The Lakers have had an amazing season this year, currently first in the West with a 49-14 record which is good for second in the league. Led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers look primed for an NBA Finals berth. But with the season currently in shambles due to the..." March 27

  • Some NBA GMs May Be 'Exposed'

    Bleacher Report "NBA talent evaluators are like most people when it comes to a purchase: If it's between a shiny new model or a better-known older one, the freshly minted choice gets the nod. "Not to be indelicate, but it's why people have affairs," one front-office executive says...." March 27

  • Kim Kardashian reveals she loves Tristan Thompson 'like a brother'

    Daily Mail "Kim Kardashian loves Tristan Thompson 'like a brother' even though he was serially unfaithful to her little sister Khloe Kardashian. After an explosive season premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim, 39, replied to a Twitter fan who remarked on her new..." March 27

  • John Calipari expects date of NBA Draft to be pushed back

    Zagsblog "Kentucky coach John Calipari, who coaches a group of NBA Draft picks every single year, says he expects that the date of the NBA Draft will move due to the coronavirus pandemic, and that players, therefore, should have more time to make decisions about entering the draft. As of..." March 27

  • Mark Cuban suggests thermal guns to test temperatures once NBA resumes

    New York Daily News "The coronavirus pandemic could alter the fan experience when sporting arenas eventually re-open, with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban even indulging a scenario where gate entry will require two scans: one of the ticket, the other of the forehead. “It’s not hard to use thermal..." March 27

  • Why A Radical Change to the NBA Schedule Isn’t As Crazy As You Think

    SI "In five years as president of ESPN, John Skipper had countless conversations with NBA officials. About lengthening the playoffs. About adding teams to the playoffs. About re-seeding as early as the second round. A discussion Skipper never had substantially: Radically changing the NBA..." March 27

  • Could greater NBA change be in the offing?

    Boston Herald "The games have been halted, but the NBA’s work continues — on laptops from home offices and on kitchen tables and anywhere else the league office types can find to pursue preparation for so many great unknowns. Once you get beyond Priority 1, the very human concerns of..." March 27

  • LeBron James Expresses Disappointment in Postponement of Latest Return to Cleveland

    12 Up "Lakers star LeBron James will always just be a kid from Akron. He'll never forget about his roots and where he came from. The NBA has been without games played for two weeks now, and Thursday night would have marked LBJ's return to Cleveland to take on..." March 26