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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

  • Celtics sign Jayson Tatum's former Duke teammate Amile Jefferson to an Exhibit 10 deal

    NBC Sports "The Boston Celtics reportedly made another signing on Friday. Jay King of The Athletic reports the C's have signed former Duke big man Amile Jefferson to an Exhibit 10 contract. An Exhibit 10 contract is a one-year deal worth the league minimum that guarantees a training..." 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

  • Paul Pierce Sued By His Weed Guy, I Built Your Grow House and You Stiffed Me!

    TMZ "NBA legend Paul Pierce is being sued over an alleged marijuana deal gone bad -- accused of screwing over the guy he hired to build and run his grow house! "The Truth" is being sued by Kenneth Johnson -- who's been described as a "master..." 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

  • 5 NBA Robins That Could Become NBA Batmen

    Fadeaway World "In basketball, the clear cut best players like Michael Jordan and LeBron James are considered the “Batman” of their team. That term implies that they’re just like the winged superhero: a good leader who can lead his allies to victory over any team. But Batman wouldn’t be..." 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

  • Star players concerned about how Danny Ainge, Celtics handle injuries?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics surprised a lot of people when they signed Kemba Walker to a massive contract last offseason. The goal for Danny Ainge was to build a championship core around Walker, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, and the GM was apparently willing to abandon that plan after just one..." 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

  • Which young player will help Celtics the most during 2020-21 season?

    NBC Sports Boston "Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Tuesday that, despite being without Kemba Walker at the start of the year, the team has no immediate plans to add veteran depth to the roster. Ainge said the Celtics plan to see what they’ve got among the..." December 03

  • Tristan Thompson Ready To Bring Some Added Juice To Celtics

    CBS Boston "For the last nine years, the Celtics were on the receiving end of everything Tristan Thompson brought to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The physical and energetic big man engaged in some incredible postseason battles against Boston, and his team always emerged as the victor. Of course,..." 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

  • 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

  • After Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward Deal, NBA Execs Question Traded-Player Exception Rules

    Forbes.com "It was a monumental achievement in the realm of NBA number-crunching, a deal that created an exception on the Oklahoma City payroll that, if it was a player salary, would rank in the Top 40 in the league. Last week, the Pelicans were part of a blockbuster four-team trade that included..." December 02

  • Kemba Walker Received Stem Cell Injection in Knee, Won't Be Ready to Start NBA Season

    NBC Boston "The Boston Celtics said All-Star guard Kemba Walker received a stem cell injection in his left knee last month and won't be ready to start the NBA season in December. The team said Walker received the stem cell injection in early October and was put on a 12-week strengthening..." December 01

  • Gordon Hayward explains why he left playoff-contending Celtics

    USA Today "Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge wanted Gordon Hayward back in Boston though he knew it was a possibility Hayward wouldn’t return. Gordon Hayward, 30, indeed preferred a new team. Charlotte general manager Mitch Kupchak didn’t think..." 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

  • 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

  • Are The Boston Celtics Open To Trading Marcus Smart?

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Smart is now the longest-tenured member of the Boston Celtics, but apparently he is not an untouchable asset. The Athletic’s David Aldridge hinted Monday that the Celtics may be open to trading Smart. Aldridge reports that the veteran guard is “not..." 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

  • The Celtics’ $27.9 Million Trade Exception Is The Largest In NBA History

    Fadeaway World "The Boston Celtics finalized a sign-and-trade deal with the Hornets on Sunday, sending their two-way star, Gordon Hayward, packing after just three seasons. It marked an unfortunate end for the Hayward era, one that was mired in tragedy for literally the first minute. But, more..." November 30

  • The case for five potential first-time NBA MVP winners

    NBA.com "Despite winning the last two MVP awards, Giannis Antetokounmpoisn't the odds on favourite to win the 2020-21 MVP. That honour belongs to Luka Doncic who leads a list of five potential first-time winners in the top 10, according to Bovada. The latest odds tell us two things...." 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

  • 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

  • Celtics Hiring Evan Turner As Assistant Coach

    CBS Boston "Evan Turner spent two seasons as a member of the Boston Celtics. Now, he’s set to return to Boston, though this time he’ll be on the coaching staff. Shams Charania reported Monday that Turner is finalizing a deal to become an assistant coach on Brad Stevens’..." November 30

  • Paul Pierce’s Epic Reaction To Nate Robinson Getting KO’d By Jake Paul

    Fadeaway World "Boston Celtics icon Paul Pierce was as heartbroken or more than Nate Robinson after the latter was KO’d by Jake Paul on Saturday night. Robinson made his debut as a professional boxer against the internet personality, serving as the co-main event of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr...." November 29

  • Hornets Acquire Forward Gordon Hayward and Two Future Second-Round Picks in Sign-and-Trade Deal

    NBA.com "Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has acquired forward Gordon Hayward, a 2023 and 2024 second-round draft pick from the Boston Celtics in exchange for a protected 2022 second-round draft pick as part of a..." November 29

  • 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

  • Anthony Davis’ Dad Speaks About The Possibility Of His Son Joining The Celtics

    Fadeaway World "Anthony Davis won his first NBA championship last season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis played a key role for the team and if it wasn’t for LeBron James, he would have won the Finals MVP in his first campaign with the Lakers. He has found his place in the world after spending 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

  • 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

  • Rajon Rondo’s Lakers Departure Praised by Former Celtics PG

    Heavy "While betting odds suggested that Rajon Rondo could join the Los Angeles Clippers or even make a return to the Boston Celtics, the NBA Champion is a now an Atlanta Hawks point guard. Rondo, opted out of the final year of his contract with the Lakers and his player option..." November 27

  • Jayson Tatum’s $195 Million Celtics Contract Praised, Kemba Walker Endorsed

    Heavy "In his first season with the Boston Celtics, Kemba Walker averaged 20.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists per contest in the Bean. A product of UConn, Walker’s been dealing with knee issues for over a year. Despite that, the Bronx, New York native has the support of..." November 27

  • Celtics’ Brad Stevens Confirms All-Star’s Health Concerns

    Heavy "Weeks away from the start of the 2020-21 NBA regular season, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens spoke candidly about his team’s approach to training camp, including All-Star point guard Kemba Walker’s left knee and the lingering concerns that come..." November 27

  • 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

  • Gordon Hayward, Myles Turner and the Celtics' failed sign-and-trade

    CBS Sports "Everyone knows Danny Ainge drives a hard bargain, which is to say he's typically not interested in trading with you unless you're willing to give him the best player and/or assets in the deal and all the furniture in your house. He values value in as ruthless a way as any general..." November 27