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  • 2 trades Lakers could still make that would make them legitimate NBA title contenders in 2022-23

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers have a bit of optimism surrounding their team heading into the 2022-23 season. Still, it feels like they missed an opportunity to make some big moves this offseason that could have made them a surefire championship contender. With the season right around the corner, the..." October 01

  • Celtics 'Won't Stand in' Ime Udoka's Way Should He Pursue New HC Job

    Mass Live "The Celtics won’t prevent Ime Udoka from taking another coaching job during his year off. According to a report by ESPN that detailed some of an independent law firm’s findings during its investigation of Udoka’s conduct, Adrian Wojnarowski cited..." October 01

  • Investigation found Celtics coach Ime Udoka used crude language in dialogue with female subordinate

    ABC News "The independent law firm probe into Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka found that he used crude language in his dialogue with a female subordinate prior to the start of an improper workplace relationship with the woman, an element that significantly factored into the severity of..." October 01

  • Kevin Garnett Sends Message To Jayson Tatum And Jaylen Brown After Ime Udoka's Suspension

    Fadeaway World "The Boston Celtics are in a complex position now after their head coach Ime Udoka was suspended by the organization following a violation of the team's organizational guidelines that will keep him at home for an entire year. This situation has been one of the hottest topics around the..." October 01

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Timberwolves entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves executed arguably one of the biggest trades in the offseason as they acquired All-Star center Rudy Gobert. That was a bit surprising from a fan’s perspective because there was no inkling that Minnesota was interested to give up the full house for another star..." October 01

  • Did the Boston Celtics Get It Right Signing Blake Griffin over Carmelo Anthony?

    Bleacher Report "Shortly after they acquired Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, it felt like the Boston Celtics were in the middle of one of the NBA's best offseasons. Since then, Gallinari has gone down with a torn ACL (suffered at a FIBA World Cup qualifier in August), and incumbent starting..." October 01

  • Celtics sign Blake Griffin to 1-year deal

    The Score "The Boston Celtics are signing six-time All-Star forward Blake Griffin to a one-year, fully-guaranteed contract, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Griffin played with the Brooklyn Nets last season, suiting up in 56 contests, including 24 starts. He..." October 01

  • Ranking the Top 10 NBA Breakout Candidates This Season

    Bleacher Report "They got next. Each NBA season spawns a new batch of breakout ballers, and the 2022-23 campaign will be no different. If anything, it might be more active than most seasons in terms of sending up-and-comers into orbit. The list of potential breakout candidate is extensive,..." September 29

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Nuggets entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "The NBA season is less than a month away, and training camps are here to determine the final roster battles. That means some teams still have time to make moves that can turn them into real contenders. The Denver Nuggets are one of those teams that might still need some pieces to finally make..." September 29

  • Matt Barnes Says Ime Udoka May Never Coach Again if Full Scope of Cheating Scandal Is Revealed

    Complex "Matt Barnes has suggested that Ime Udoka might never coach again if further details about his cheating scandal come out. While on VladTV, Barnes explained that he saw a lot of people in the NBA get involved in messy relationships during his time as an active..." September 29

  • The 10 most interesting things to monitor from NBA media days

    The Score "Media day has come and gone for all 30 NBA teams, training camps are open, and preseason basketball is just days away, so let's bounce around the Association and filter through some of this week's biggest talking points.   Suns down in the..." September 29

  • Most likely landing spots for available NBA free agents

    ESPN "NBA training camps opened this week, and players from all 30 franchises are preparing to refine their skills and build chemistry with their teammates for the 2022-23 season. But a handful of serviceable players are still unsigned and not yet sure which team they will be helping..." September 28

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Grizzlies entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "The NBA training camps are officially here, so teams will be making their final evaluations on who could be in the starting lineup or even be moved. With the regular season starting in less than a month, organizations do not have much time left to make those decisions. The Memphis Grizzlies..." September 28

  • Predicting Every NBA Team's Best Closing Lineup

    Bleacher Report "Most basketball players, at some point in their lives, want to be starters. There's just something innately satisfying about that designation. For plenty of teams, there's at least an argument that the starting five isn't the most important lineup, though. A lot of squads..." September 28

  • Nick Young’s bonkers response to Ime Udoka cheating on Nia Long

    Clutch Points "Former NBA player Nick Young recently shared his brutally honest thoughts on the Ime Udoka cheating scandal. Young, who admitted to cheating on his ex-fiance Iggy Azalea, made a rather controversial statement in reference to Udoka cheating on Nia Long, per Lakers..." September 28

  • Celtics Seek To Re-Hire Jay Larranaga To Help Mazzulla

    Mass Live "With the swift transition from Ime Udoka to Joe Mazzulla still ongoing, the Celtics are reportedly looking to potentially add a familiar name to Mazzulla’s staff. The team is seeking permission to talk with current Clippers assistant coach Jay Larranaga, according to..." September 28

  • Report names 4 contenders that could trade for Jae Crowder

    Larry Brown Sports "Jae Crowder’s new NBA home will likely be well east of Phoenix. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Monday on the latest efforts by the Suns to trade the veteran forward Crowder. Charania specifically named four contending teams (the Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas..." September 27

  • 5 NBA Championship Hopefuls That Might Be Getting Too Old

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is a marathon. Add a postseason that lasts months, and it's an ultramarathon. The length of the campaign alone can make things difficult on an older roster. The intensity of games (particularly postseason games), can essentially knock those rosters out of the chase..." September 27

  • Buy or Sell 2022 NBA Lottery Teams to Make 2023 Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "For the 14 teams denied entry to the 2022 NBA playoff party, the promise of the upcoming 2022-23 campaign is a reminder they don't have to be resigned to the same fate. Not most of them, at least. While a few squads have seemingly already committed to piling up losses..." September 27

  • Buying or Selling Top Viral Quotes from NBA Media Day

    Bleacher Report "Hope typically springs eternal on NBA media days, and that was the case for just about every team throughout the league on Monday. Every year, we hear about players who are in the best shape of their lives, those who've gained 10 pounds of muscle (or lost 10 pounds of unwanted..." September 27

  • Celtics set to 'put our best foot forward' under interim coach Joe Mazzulla

    ESPN "In the wake of the suspension of Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 NBA season for violations of team rules, interim coach Joe Mazzulla said Monday that his goal is to simply continue building upon what allowed the Celtics to reach the NBA Finals last season..." September 27

  • Lakers Sign Matt Ryan, Dwayne Bacon

    Lakers Nation "Following an offseason full of rumors and speculation, the Los Angeles Lakers roster seems to finally be complete ahead of Media Day and the start of training camp on Monday. After signing Dennis Schroder to what is believed to be a fully guaranteed contract, the Lakers have 14..." September 27

  • Predicting the Best NBA Offenses Ahead of 2022-23 Season

    Bleacher Report "At no time in NBA history have offenses been more dynamic than they are now, with the past two seasons producing the highest ratings (112.0 or higher) since data collection expanded in the 1973-74 season. Some of last year's best teams have only added to their scoring..." September 26

  • Celtics interim head coach Joe Mazzulla embracing opportunity

    Sportsnaut "Boston Celtics interim head coach Joe Mazzulla said Monday he is focused on connecting with his players while adding that he will give people time to heal in the wake of his predecessor Ime Udoka’s season-long suspension. Udoka was suspended Thursday for an inappropriate..." September 26

  • Jaylen Brown 'Shocked,' 'Confused' By Ime Udoka Scandal

    TMZ "Celtics star Jaylen Brown admits he was blindsided by the allegations against Boston head coach Ime Udoka ... saying he was both "shocked" and "confused" over it all. Brown made the revelation after he was asked by reporters at the team's..." September 26

  • Every NBA Team's Best and Worst Value Contract

    Bleacher Report "A couple of decades ago, the amount of money NBA teams now guarantees to their players would've been unimaginable. This summer, Nikola Jokic signed a five-year, $264 million extension which is the biggest in league history. By the end of this deal, his career earnings will be..." September 24

  • Here's 5 potential coaches to replace Ime Udoka if Celtics suspension leads to firing

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics announced Thursday that Udoka has been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season for “violations of team protocols.” Keep in mind that he just led the franchise to the 2022 NBA Finals in his first season as head coach. Udoka was involved in an..." September 23

  • Nia Long releases statement after Ime Udoka suspension for affair with Celtics staffer

    Clutch Points "Ime Udoka saw his coaching career take a massive turn for the worse after he was slapped with a one-year suspension by the Boston Celtics for having an illicit affair with a female employee of the organization. It isn’t just his career that is in jeopardy right now, though, as his..." September 23

  • Celtics made appropriate decision to suspend coach Ime Udoka, owner says

    The Athletic "The Boston Celtics made the appropriate decision to suspend coach Ime Udoka for an entire season over his intimate relationship with a female member of the organization, owner Wyc Grousbeck said Friday, telling a news conference there “was enough there to take an..." September 23

  • Celtics Coach Udoka Blindsided Nia Long, Let Her Move Fam to Boston 2 Weeks Ago

    TMZ "Nia Long says she's gonna need all the support she can get after getting blindsided by her fiance, Celtics Coach Ime Udoka ... who we've learned kept her in the dark about his affair, even though the team busted him months ago. Sources connected to the team and..." September 23

  • Every NBA team’s biggest question heading into training camp

    The Athletic "The NBA is (almost) back. Over the next week, teams across the league will hold their individual media days with training camp and the preseason to follow. Safe to say, there are a lot of looming questions entering training camp. Has your team addressed all it needed to..." September 23

  • Brad Stevens Got Emotional Discussing Women in Celtics Organization Unfairly Dragged Into Ime Udoka Situation

    The Big Lead "The Boston Celtics held a press conference to address the Ime Udoka situation on Friday morning. Co-owner Wyc Grousbeck and president of basketball operations Brad Stevens addressed the media and made Udoka's season-long suspension official. There were no specific..." September 23

  • Boston Celtics have gone from NBA championship favorites to a team in disarray almost overnight

    CBS Sports "The Boston Celtics should be flying high heading into the 2022-23 season. After finishing two wins shy of last year's championship, they've been regarded as the odds-on favorite to win the 2023 title all summer. Now, just as training camp is about to start, they've become..." September 23

  • With Celtics suspending Ime Udoka, what happens next for Boston?

    The Athletic "The Boston Celtics suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 NBA season on Thursday, noting his future with the organization after the suspension will be determined at a later date. The decision comes after the 45-year-old allegedly had an intimate and consensual..." September 23

  • Kendrick Perkins Reveals His Top 5 Players In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is in a pretty interesting place right now. As the older generation of NBA greats begins to fade, a new cast of characters is taking up the mantle and slowly edging out the same guys they grew up admiring. The result has been a rapidly-changing league that has destabilized the..." September 23

  • Al Horford’s Sister Anna Horford Hits Back At Trolls Claiming She’s The Woman Ime Udoka Cheated On Nia Long With

    Total Pro Sports "Al Horford’s sister is not happy with having her name being slandered with what is going on with Ime Udoka. The Boston Celtics head coach has been suspended for an entire season for having an intimate relationship with a female staffer within the organization. Fans online began..." September 23

  • Stephen A. Smith and Malika Andrews Got Heated on 'First Take' Over Ime Udoka

    The Big Lead "Malika Andrews called in to First Take following the Boston Celtics press conference about the Ime Udoka situation on Friday morning. Andrews immediately seemed to take umbridge with Stephen A.'s repeated complaints about who was to blame for the story..." September 23

  • Lowering NBA Draft age minimum doesn’t help anyone. Especially not the players

    The Athletic "It’s no secret NBA commissioner Adam Silver has made lowering the NBA Draft age minimum from 19 to 18 a clear priority. He’s brought it up many times over the years and firmly believes the NBA should allow 18-year-olds to enter the draft. “I’m on..." September 23

  • Matt Barnes Says He Takes Back His Defense Of Ime Udoka After Finding Out The “Real Story”

    Black Sports Online "Here is what Matt Barnes initially said about the Ime Udoka situation. He stated what many people were thinking based on the information we had at the time. “I played in the league for a long time. Anyone in the league could tell you this is a very common situation...." September 23

  • Celtics' Williams expected to miss 8-12 weeks following knee surgery

    The Score "The Boston Celtics announced Friday that center Robert Williams is expected to miss 8-12 weeks following an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. The anticipated 8-12-week absence is longer than the reported four-to-six-week timetable from earlier..." September 23

  • Woman who had relationship with Celtics coach Ime Udoka accused him of making unwanted comments

    CBS News "A new report about the relationship that led the Boston Celtics to suspend head coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-2023 season may explain why the punishment is so severe. The Celtics announced Thursday night that Udoka had been suspended for violations of team..." September 23

  • Who is Joe Mazzulla and why do Celtics trust him to take over for Ime Udoka?

    The Athletic "Joe Mazzulla, who served as an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics since 2019, has been named the team’s interim coach, the Celtics announced Thursday. Mazzulla steps into the role after Boston issued a one-year suspension to coach Ime Udoka, who had an..." September 23

  • Ime Udoka Releases Statement As Celtics Announce His Suspension

    SI "Ime Udoka has released a statement apologizing for his actions after receiving a one-year suspension from the Celtics. The organization announced Thursday Udoka, 45, has been suspended for the entire 2022–23 season for “violating team policies.” The..." September 23

  • Celtics suspend Ime Udoka for 2022-23 season; coach’s future with Boston in question

    The Athletic "The Celtics have suspended coach Ime Udoka for the entirety of the 2022-23 season for violations of team policies, the franchise announced Thursday. The team added in a statement that “a decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later..." September 23

  • Ime Udoka Reportedly Not Resigning From Boston Celtics' Head Coaching Duties

    SI "Facing a potential season-long suspension from the Celtics, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Ime Udoka will not resign as the team's head coach. Udoka reportedly had an improper intimate and consensual relationship with a female staff member. Even..." September 22

  • 2 potential trade candidates for the Miami Heat

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat finished last season with the best record in the Eastern Conference at 53-29, no small feat in a conference that has shaped up to be extremely competitive. They also came terribly close to making it back to the NBA Finals, just falling short to the eventual runner-up..." September 22

  • Celtics Coach Ime Udoka Could Be Suspended For 2022-23 Season

    Forbes.com "Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is facing a significant suspension — possibly the entire 2022-23 season — after having an “improper intimate and consensual relationship with a female member of the team staff,” according to reports. The Athletic reported the..." September 22

  • Celtics employee Allison Feaster has name cleared amid Ime Udoka rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "The Ime Udoka situation has unwillingly dragged many Boston Celtics female employees through the mud, unfairly making them targets of speculation. But one such woman has had her name cleared after being targeted by many online users. Udoka could be suspended a year by the Celtics for..." September 22

  • New Orleans Pelicans Land Jaylen Brown In Blockbuster Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "Often, when an NBA player hits a certain level, there’s a common expression you’ll hear: “This is his team, now”.  Of course, that’s not literally true. In a literal sense, it’s the owner’s team. On the other hand, the owner is nothing..." September 22

  • Predicting Every NBA Team's Starting Lineup and Top Reserve This Season

    Bleacher Report "NBA training camps open everywhere over the next week, with plenty of players looking to secure their spots in opening lineups. With so many big names changing teams this offseason (Donovan Mitchell, Dejounte Murray, Rudy Gobert, Jalen Brunson, Christian Wood, Collin Sexton, Jerami..." September 22