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  • Top 5 Young Stars Who Need To Change Teams

    Fadeaway World "For young players to blossom and play well, they have to be put into the right situation. Players such as Trae Young, De’Aaron Fox, and Karl-Anthony Towns have been given the keys to their respective teams and we have seen them take off and essentially turn into All-Stars. But..." September 20

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Power Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest power forward of all time? Now that we've discussed the top 10 point guards, shooting guards and small forwards in NBA history, it's time to look at the chameleon of basketball positions: power forwards. For..." September 20

  • NBA Execs Anticipate Active In-Season Trade Market

    Heavy "fter an extraordinary summer of 2019, which saw a cavalcade of stars—including Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kemba Walker, Al Horford and Jimmy Butler—change teams, executives around the league expect..." September 18

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Small Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest small forward of all time? That's the question at hand with the top 10s for both point guards and shooting guards in the rearview. As was the case with the 2s, there isn't a ton of suspense surrounding the top spot here...." September 18

  • Clippers May Consider Trading For Kevin Love

    Fadeaway World "With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the L.A. Clippers are primed for a dominant run through the West this season. With another piece, though, they might hinge on the edge of unstoppable. In the case that he finally gets let go, Brad Botkin of CBS Sports suggested that the..." September 17

  • Ranking NBA's Best Backcourts for 2019-20 Season

    Bleacher Report "Most of the NBA's best backcourt combinations are going to look quite different in 2019-20. With Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Chris Paul, D'Angelo Russell and Mike Conley all switching teams this offseason, many of the league's best..." September 16

  • Several Reported Free Agent Deals Not Yet Official

    Hoops Rumors "When a free agent agrees to join an NBA team, his tentative deal with the club is generally reported before he officially signs his contract. Often, word of an agreement between a player and team breaks minutes or hours – or perhaps a day or two – before the deal is formally..." September 15

  • Jerry Colangelo won't forget U.S. World Cup pullouts

    Clutch Points "Jerry Colangelo, managing director for USA basketball, was not in a jovial mood after Team USA’s second consecutive loss in the FIBA World Cup. The Americans lost again on Thursday, as they fell to Serbia, 94-89. Following another disappointing loss, Colangelo made it clear that..." September 12

  • Here is What Tristan Thompson Did When He Ran Into Kim Kardashian Wearing a See-Through Top

    Black Sports Online "It looks like Tristan Thompson held on to this hug for a least 5 seconds. It wasn’t a church hug. Sources close to the situation tell TMZ … Tristan showed up alone to the restaurant and he exchanged hugs with Kim when he saw her. Tristan actually sat down with..." September 12

  • China loves the NBA, but when will the next Yao Ming arrive?

    ESPN "David Stern looked like a lost American tourist standing outside of the Chinese Central Television offices in Beijing for hours in 1989. Three years before "The Dream Team" made the world fall in love with basketball, the then-NBA commissioner actually helped light the spark that led..." September 12

  • Cavaliers making predictably slow headway in post-LeBron James era

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is why Cleveland blew it during LeBron James‘ last year there. The Cavaliers spent the 2017-18 season bracing for LeBron’s exit. They kept the treasured Nets first-rounder. They targeted young players. They didn’t trade for Paul George due to fear he’d..." September 11

  • 10 NBA Stars That Could Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is a league of movement, and this has been the case in most recent years. Some of the league’s stars have moved around a lot last season, and this trend will likely continue in 2020. Teams have different needs when they decide to trade their star players and these..." September 10

  • Anderson Varejao interested in returning to Cavs

    Larry Brown Sports "Anderson Varejao may be a forgotten man these days, but he is hoping that his longtime NBA club has not forgotten about him. Speaking with The Athletic’s Joe Vardon in an interview this weekend, the Brazilian big man, who is competing for his home country at the FIBA World Cup..." September 10

  • NBA Teams That Never Won It All but Won't Be Forgotten

    Bleacher Report "Some of the greatest teams in NBA history never won a title for a variety of reasons, including because of injuries. As you'll see, we're not even including the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors, who have case for inclusion. There's also this Michael Jordan guy who killed some..." September 10

  • Cleveland Cavaliers announcer Fred McLeod has died

    News 5 Cleveland "Fred McLeod, a longtime sportscaster and television play-by-play announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers, died suddenly Monday night. His prolific career took him to different sports teams and cities, but his heart always remained in the city that raised him: Cleveland. "The entire..." September 10

  • Nick Nurse intends to ramp up recruitment of NBA players for Team Canada

    Sportsnet "Nick Nurse believes he can play a bigger role in building Canada’s basketball team. Nurse was still soaking up the heady experience of the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA championship run when he was named head coach of the Canadian team in June, and tasked with securing an..." September 07

  • 12 NBA Salary Guarantees To Watch In October

    Hoops Rumors "The majority of the NBA players who are currently on non-guaranteed contracts won’t have their salaries for 2019/20 become fully guaranteed until January 10. That’s the league-wide salary guarantee date and the default deadline that applies to players who haven’t..." September 06

  • How Many Current NBA Players Are Really Future Hall of Famers?

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is flush with talent—perhaps more so than it has ever been before. This past season alone, there were over a dozen players who performed at what we would have considered MVP-level in the past. You're likely to run out of fingers and toes if..." September 06

  • Report: Major agencies planning to boycott NCAA’s new agent testing

    Clutch Points "Less than a month ago, the NCAA tried to impose their will on player agents, instituting a new mandate that would require agents to have a bachelor’s degree. Although the NCAA later rescinded the change after massive backlash, the community of agency firms and individual agents are..." September 06

  • JR Smith gets early workout in with LeBron James, Chris Paul

    Clutch Points "JR Smith is still without an NBA deal, but that isn’t stopping him from participating in offseason workouts with some of his closest friends, including LeBron James and Chris Paul. Swish posted an Instagram video on Wednesday. In the clip, the trio can be..." September 05

  • Kevin Love organizing Cleveland Cavaliers pre-camp workouts in New York next week, sources say

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love’s incredible summer isn’t all about touring the country, dressing like a cowboy, climbing mountains, riding horses and flying helicopters. It’s also about preparing for the 2019-20 season. Love, who has taken a prominent leadership role during this..." September 05

  • Cavs, Cedi Osman Have Had Initial Extension Talks

    Hoops Rumors "There have been conversations between Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman and agent Jeff Schwartz about a possible contract extension for Cedi Osman, writes Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. However, Fedor cautions that those have been “just initial..." September 05

  • Eight NBA players who could have breakout seasons with their new teams following a busy free agency period

    CBS Sports "Victor Oladipo is the poster boy for a change of scenery leading to suddenly-fulfilled potential. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft was solid, but not elite in his first four seasons with the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder. But a trade to Indiana..." September 04

  • Kevin Love appears on HBO’s ‘The Shop,’ says early Cavaliers days gave him anxiety

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It took Kevin Love nearly two years to adjust to his role as part of the Cavaliers’ Big Three following the return of LeBron James in 2014. “It took me that long to really absorb it, realize what sacrifice was... It’s not a quick learning curve taking a backseat and..." September 04

  • Cavs Officially Sign Four Players, Waive Two

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers have finalized a series of roster moves, according to RealGM’s log of official NBA transactions. Cleveland released a pair of players on non-guaranteed contracts, then signed four players to training camp deals, filling their 20-man offseason roster...." September 04

  • NBA weighing investment vehicle to buy minority shares of individual teams

    Clutch Points "At the end of the day, the NBA is still a business. The whole world was reminded of this very fact of late, with news emerging pertaining to the league’s reported interest in investing on a small stake in individual teams. In an article by Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg, this..." September 03

  • Trade Packages to Break Up NBA's Worst Star Pairings

    Bleacher Report "Collecting star players is usually the key to success in the NBA.  But while pure talent typically wins out, some star pairings are destined to fail due to skill overlap, chemistry issues or roster fit. While superstars such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kawhi..." September 03

  • Team USA might really be in trouble at FIBA World Cup

    SB Nation "When Turkey’s Dogus Balbay took an unsportsmanlike foul from Joe Harris in the final nine seconds of overtime of Team USA’s second FIBA World Cup group stage, it looked like it was over. Turkey led the U.S., 92-91, and Balbaby was awarded two free throws and possession of..." September 03

  • Hawks, Warriors, Grizzlies Have Made Most Offseason Trades

    Hoops Rumors "A total of 43 trades have been completed by NBA teams since the 2018/19 season ended, including three deals involving three teams and one that included four teams. No club has been more active on the trade market during that time than the Hawks, who completed eight deals. However,..." September 03

  • Redick, Iguodala and Under-the-Radar NBA Veterans Who Aren't Done Yet

    Bleacher Report "We all know veterans such as LeBron James and Steph Curry are going to put up huge numbers in 2019-20, barring injury. But what about some of the equally seasoned but less heralded players? You know, the guys teams may not have built their offseasons around acquiring but who could be..." September 03

  • Cleveland Cavaliers agree to Exhibit 10 deal with Daniel Hamilton, will compete for roster spot at training camp

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a one-year contract with swingman Daniel Hamilton, league sources tell cleveland.com. According to sources, Hamilton, 24, will get an Exhibit 10 deal from the Cavs, becoming the 19th player invited to training camp at the end of September. He..." August 31

  • Power Ranking USA Men's Basketball Roster Ahead of 2019 FIBA World Cup

    Bleacher Report "Australia ended a 78-game winning streak for the USA Basketball men's senior team in the lead-up to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup that starts Saturday in China. The hosts won 98-94 in front of 52,079 fans in Melbourne. After all the high-profile..." August 30

  • Highest-Paid NBA Players By Team

    Hoops Rumors "Earlier today, we listed the top 50 highest-paid NBA players for the 2019/20 season. While that list presented a clear picture of the highest earners for the upcoming season, not every NBA team was represented. Neither the Grizzlies nor the Knicks had a..." August 30

  • Decisions On 2020/21 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the NBA’s current Collective Bargaining Agreement, the deadline for teams to sign fourth-year players to rookie scale extensions was moved up from October 31 to the last day before the regular season begins, but Halloween remains an important date on the NBA’s..." August 30

  • Who could be the NBA’s Andrew Luck?

    SB Nation "Andrew Luck’s decision to retire from the NFL at age 29 with tens of millions of dollars on the table continues to draw a mix of astonishment and understanding around the American sports landscape. The NBA does not have a serious record of early choice retirements probably because..." August 30

  • NBA Stars Ready for Career Years

    Bleacher Report "A career year is the most brilliant type of NBA breakout. The stars align, the basketball gods grant their blessing, and players put forth a campaign greater than any they'll ever produce. At times, these meteoric rises can seemingly come with no rhyme or..." August 29

  • Kevin Love's Girlfriend Kate Bock Sent to Hospital With Head Injury After Couples Rafting Accident

    12 Up "Kevin Love and his model girlfriend Kate Bock were given quite a scare during their rafting trip. The two fell overboard during their little romantic excursion, and Bock hit her head in the process. She ultimately need to be sent to the hospital, where she received staples to close..." August 28

  • Report: J.R. Smith turned down $1.6 million contract from Chinese team

    Cavaliers Nation "Former Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith reportedly turned down the chance to play on foreign soil recently by refusing a $1.6 million deal from Jiangsu, a Chinese basketball team. Playing in China would have meant relocating his family to another country or..." August 28

  • Ranking the NBA's 15 worst contracts

    The Score "The NBA has mostly gotten better at fiscal restraint. Contracts are kept relatively short by design, meaning ascending talents can reach their next payday quicker - and bad money comes off the books a lot faster. Still, today's front offices aren't above handing out truly..." August 28

  • Tristan Thompson Buys Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches for Everyone Waiting in Long Line

    Complex "Like practically every other meat-eating American, Tristan Thompson wanted to see what all the hype was about with the new Popeyes chicken sandwich that has been selling out in establishments across the country. Over the weekend, Thompson stopped by the fast food..." August 27

  • Who's the Greatest In-Game Dunker of All Time?

    Bleacher Report "Forget about the three-point revolution, the post-up plays of old or even the all-eyes-on-them isolation game. Dunking remains king of the NBA. It's right there in the name: d-u-n-k-i-n-g. Nothing better captures the jaw-dropping, physics-defying athleticism of the..." August 27

  • NBA Players Who Are Headed Overseas For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "With a new group of incoming rookies arriving in the NBA this season and several players from international leagues also coming stateside, there simply aren’t enough roster spots around the league to accommodate all the players who spent time with NBA clubs last season. As such,..." August 27

  • Ranking The 10 Best Defensive Players In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "While the NBA has moved towards the direction of high-octane offenses and freedom of movement, defensive players still have tremendous value. After all, defense wins championships. If you look at every NBA Champion in history, they have all played defense at a high level. These 10..." August 27

  • 6 Players Who Are Unbelievably Still on NBA Payrolls

    Bleacher Report "In the post-amnesty NBA, there are no more contract mulligans. However, the stretch provision can help get bad—or unwanted—money off the books. If a team waives a player and triggers this mechanism by Aug. 31, his remaining salary is stretched over twice the number of..." August 27

  • Former Cavs Player in Destitute State, Appears to Be Homeless in Latest Photo

    Cavaliers Nation "Former NBA guard Delonte West played for the Cleveland Cavaliers between 2008 and 2010, with his time on the team marked by controversies connected to mental health concerns. A decade later, those problems remain, with a recent photograph apparently showing West..." August 27

  • Four risky NBA moves, including Warriors trading for D'Angelo Russell, Rockets gambling big on Westbrook

    CBS Sports "NBA front offices have gotten so smart. Every year it feels like we see fewer and fewer questionable decisions. Free-agent signings. Contract extensions. Trades. Draft picks. Information is everywhere, everyone is so careful, and yet, at the end of the day, everything is still a gamble. Here..." August 26

  • Bucks, Knicks Carrying Most 2019/20 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Over three-quarters of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for the 2019/20 season. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract. In some cases,..." August 26

  • Every NBA Team's Most Glaring Weakness Right Now

    Bleacher Report "With much of the NBA turned over this summer, the league and its eventual 2020 champion feel as up in the air as they have in years; perhaps decades. In the absence of one or two superteams, we'll now be treated to around a half-dozen or more title contenders led mostly..." August 26

  • Team USA sees betting odds in World Cup skew downward

    Pro Basketball Talk "Team USA is 12 man roster is now set, and they are prepared to take on the rest of the world in the 2019 FIBA World Cup In China with summer. The United States finally lost a game for the first time in 13 years on Saturday, falling to Patty Mills and Australia,..." August 26

  • Re-Drafting Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the 2017 NBA Draft 2 Years Later

    Bleacher Report "A re-draft of the hyped 2017 NBA draft class would look significantly different than the original order after two seasons. Star-caliber players have emerged—just not the the ones who the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers or Phoenix Suns expected. Those three teams have..." August 23