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  • The Perfect Trade Target for Every NBA Team

    Bleacher Report "As the least predictable season in NBA history nears its conclusion, it's time to start thinking about the offseason. Player movement likely won't measure up to the madness of 2019, but there will surely be some players finding their way to new teams. Free..." September 25

  • Top-5 Players Billy Donovan Should Bring To The Bulls

    Fadeaway World "The Bulls are in an interesting position moving forward. They just hired Billy Donovan as their new head coach, as well as Arturas Karnisovas to be the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations. With new leadership and a nucleus of intriguing young talent, Chicago..." September 25

  • NBA Players Dangerously Close to Bust Status

    Bleacher Report "A handful of recent top-20 NBA draft picks may be running out of time. Some slow starters, like Mohamed Bamba and Markelle Fultz, are still young with room left to improve, so they'll have suitors lined up once they're available. But the following five prospects..." September 25

  • Nuggets' Michael Malone jokes he'll have to 'go through the proper channels' like Lakers to get foul calls

    CBS Sports "After their Game 3 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers were so frustrated with the officiating in the series, that they asked to speak to the referees' managers.  Specifically, they presented a case to the league..." September 25

  • NBA and Doc Rivers Reportedly Offer to Help Delonte West After Photo Surfaces Online

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA, Doc Rivers, Jameer Nelson, and the NBA Players Association have offered to help out former player Delonte West after a disturbing photo of him surfaced online. A photo of Delonte West looking particularly rough surfaced earlier this week and..." September 24

  • TikTok User Claims Unnamed NBA Player Paid Her $7K To Sneak Into Bubble, Posts Evidence

    Total Pro Sports "It looks like Danuel House wasn’t the only NBA player who had an unauthorized person in their Disney room in Orlando. TikTok user hannmaile recently shared a video where she claimed to be paid $7K to sneak herself inside the Disney’s NBA Bubble because an unnamed NBA..." September 24

  • Mavs interested in making a run at Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell in free agency

    Clutch Points "Montrezl Harrell and Luka Doncic exchanged multiple pleasantries during the first-round series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks. But is it possible the two could be teammates next year? Harrell will be a free agent this offseason,..." September 24

  • WNBA, NBA players react on Twitter to Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

    CBS Sports "In wake of protests and the fight for equality, athletes have been outspoken in the movement towards social justice reforms. Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in Louisville, has been someone many have fought for. Those fighting in her name were hoping justice would eventually..." September 23

  • NBA Sets Format For Draft Combine

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA announced plans today for a revamped draft combine that will run from September 28 until early to mid-November. Designed to aid with player evaluation before the November 18 draft, some of the combine will take place in team markets and other parts will be..." September 23

  • Here's 5 Boom-or-Bust 2020 NBA Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "While every NBA team has a wish list for free agency, there are only so many superstars to go around. Actually, the 2020 offseason really only has one. And it's Anthony Davis, who might be a free agent by title only—assuming he even declines his $28.8..." September 23

  • Kevin Garnett Says His NBA Era 'Could Never Play in a Bubble'

    Complex "The latest guest on Load Management was Kevin Garnett. You may have missed or mentally filed away the post from earlier but, hey, fortunately there's no expiration here.  Amongst several topics discussed (more on that in a sec) the NBA..." September 23

  • Should Bulls bring Joakim Noah back to Chicago to reunite him with Billy Donovan?

    Clutch Points "Joakim Noah was absolutely thrilled for his former college coach, Billy Donovan, after the 55-year-old tactician was named the new head coach of the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. Noah and Donovan, after all, does have quite a history together, having won back-to-back..." September 23

  • Doc Rivers’ decisions had Clippers players scratching their heads

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers were a major disappointment during the NBA playoffs, and head coach Doc Rivers is becoming a target for some of the blame. The Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead and lost in seven games to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals. They held leads..." September 22

  • 5 Playmakers The Clippers Should Target This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Clippers looked lost on offense in the second half of each of its final three games against Denver. Their shots weren’t falling, they developed no rhythm and no one attempted to stop the game from being played at the Nuggets’ tempo. In addition to a new interior..." September 22

  • Joakim Noah Lauds Bulls Head Coach Billy Donovan: ‘What a Big Hire'

    NBC Sports Chicago "Early in Joakim Noah’s Bulls career, a casual pregame conversation about college coaches who could successfully make the jump to the NBA occurred in some long-forgotten locker room. “Coach (Billy) Donovan wouldn’t be a good NBA coach,” Noah said back then of..." September 22

  • How Paul George Can Create A Big Three In Miami

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers are in two different stages of the season. The Heat are up 2-1 against the Boston Celtics with a chance to go play in the NBA Finals, while the Los Angeles Clippers are at home wondering what went wrong. Both teams had strong regular seasons, but only..." September 22

  • NBA participation in Tokyo Olympics could be limited, Adam Silver says

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the Tokyo Olympics’ effect on the league’s schedule planning for 2021 is unclear, but that it’s possible that Olympic participation may be limited. “There are a lot of great U.S. players, and we may be up against a..." September 22

  • Most Intriguing Landing Spots for NBA's Top Trade Targets

    Bleacher Report "Where oh where will the NBA's top offseason trade targets land? Er, well, we have no idea. It could be nowhere. It could be anywhere. It could be with your team. Where should the most sought-after trade candidates go if they do in fact go anywhere at all? Now..." September 22

  • Adam Silver: Next season unlikely to start before 2021

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver does not expect the 2020-21 season to begin in 2020. Silver told CNN’s Bob Costas on Tuesday that his “best guess” is the NBA will not begin next season until at least January. A Christmas start date is still the ideal scenario, but that..." September 22

  • 5 NBA Players in Desperate Need of a Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Players can grow apart from their NBA teams before their contracts split them up. When that happens, the situation is unsalvageable, and a trade becomes necessary. Maybe a team changes its overall direction and renders a player obsolete. Or perhaps that player gets..." September 22

  • How Clippers can fill their three biggest holes in offseason

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers were supposed to be the embodiment of modern basketball. They entered the season with two of the best wings in all of basketball and supplemented their perimeter excellence with Marcus Morris at the trade deadline. They had one of the NBA's best..." September 22

  • NBA execs poll: Luka Doncic top young talent to build around; Zion Williamson comes at No. 7

    Hoops Hype "With only four teams remaining in the playoff bubble, HoopsHype polled 15 NBA talent evaluators, including four general managers, six executives and five scouts, to learn which players under 25 they’d build around and why. The top player to build around is not surprising, but..." September 22

  • NBA mulling fall tournament featuring G League select team

    USA Today "The NBA G League is reportedly discussing the possibility of hosting a tournament in a bubble environment featuring the newly-formed Ignite team, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The tournament will take place in November or December and will also include other teams,..." September 22

  • Here's what the Clippers plan to do this offseason after playoff failure

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Clippers were sent back to the drawing board by the Denver Nuggets following an epic seven-game series in the second round, which saw LA somehow blowing a seemingly insurmountable 3-1 series lead. It’s going to be a very interesting offseason for the..." September 21

  • Clippers teammates rolled eyes at Paul George’s postseason calls for togetherness

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George and Montrezl Harrell reportedly had a heated exchange on the bench during the Clippers’ loss to the Nuggets. Apparently, that wasn’t an isolated incident. Shams Charania of The Athletic: Paul George had a..." September 21

  • Paul George Wants Commitment From His Clippers Teammates, But Which Ones?

    The Big Lead "The Los Angeles Clippers were ousted from the 2020 NBA Playoffs after blowing a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals. Immediately after they completed their collapse, Paul George spoke to the team in the locker room and urged them to..." September 21

  • Here's three trade ideas involving Chris Paul

    The Oklahoman "Chris Paul hinted at the uncertainty of the Thunder’s offseason. “I don’t know what the future holds,” Paul said a day after the Thunder was eliminated in the first round, “but what I can say is that this team, I think I made some connections and bonds..." September 21

  • How six teams have stopped LeBron James in the NBA playoffs

    ESPN "THWACK!! Detroit Pistons defensive wizard Tayshaun Prince, all 215 pounds of him, smashed into an immovable, 7-foot-3, 260-pound object named Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The Cleveland Cavaliers big man planted himself adjacent to Prince with the explicit purpose of preventing..." September 21

  • Montezl Harrell Gets Lit Up After Complaining About Falcons Blowing A Huge Lead

    Total Pro Sports "What was Montrezl Harrell thinking with this one? On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons blew a huge 20-0 lead against the Dallas Cowboys and made it even worse by squandering an onside kick to set up the game winning field goal. " September 20

  • Social Media Loses Its Mind After This Video of Bronny James Surfaces

    Total Pro Sports "Bronny James just reminded everybody why it can sometimes suck being the kid of a mega-star athlete in the social media world. The son of the Los Angeles Lakers star forward is trending on Twitter for allegedly sparking up a blunt and it being posted to social media for all to..." September 19

  • TNT Announcers Troll Clippers, Start Laughing At Them During Lakers-Nuggets Garbage Time

    Fadeaway World "Following a disastrous elimination at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, the Los Angeles Clippers have been the victims of plenty of jokes around the NBA. Fans, analysts, even other players have mocked the Clippers for blowing a 3-1 lead in the second round of the playoffs. That took a..." September 19

  • Free Agent Stock Watch: Playoff Edition

    Hoops Rumors "Throughout the season, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents this off-season. With the playoffs ongoing at the Orlando campus, it’s time to examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other..." September 19

  • 3 best sign-and-trade options for Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Clippers will have a Montrezl Harrell-conundrum in their hands this coming offseason. After a surprising second-round exit at the hands of the Denver Nuggets in the 2020 playoffs, the Clips must now tinker with their roster in a bid to live up to their..." September 18

  • Clippers Reportedly Looking To Trade For Derrick Rose

    Fadeaway World "Following a disastrous second-round exit at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, the Los Angeles Clippers have started to plan what to do with the team for next season. They assembled a very good team, led by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George that ultimately collapsed against the Nuggets, blowing a 3-1..." September 18

  • Which 2020 NBA Free Agents Will Get the Worst Contracts?

    Bleacher Report "The course of free agency is always difficult to predict in the NBA, but the 2020 offseason could make previous years seem like a color-by-number worksheet. Thanks to the months-long hiatus, seeding games and playoffs without fans and a general decline in television ratings,..." September 18

  • NBA Analyst: ‘Kawhi Leonard Proved He’s Not In The Same Class As LeBron James’

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James is always challenged and questioned for every single move, loss, or word that comes out of his mouth. It’s always been like that and there’s a little-to-none chance that that’s ever going to change. However, when it comes to Kawhi Leonard, people seem to..." September 18

  • 3 best Clippers trade options for Paul George

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Clippers and Paul George are in shambles. Their humiliating series defeat to the Denver Nuggets in the second round was shattering. The fact that they blew a 3-1 series lead to a relatively inexperienced Nuggets side just made things a lot, lot..." September 18

  • Are NBA playoff games better in a bubble? No home-court advantage, unpredictable basketball

    USA Today "Maybe the NBA should hold its playoffs in a bubble all the time. It is basketball distilled to its essence – five-on-five in a random gym. “At the end of the day, it's just guys playing in between those lines and who executes better and who plays the whole 48..." September 18

  • Doc Rivers expected to return as Clippers coach

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers fell woefully short of expectations this season, which has led to some speculation that big changes could be coming. Even if that happens, it doesn’t sound like one of them will be at head coach. Doc Rivers is expected to return as the head coach of the..." September 17

  • NBA Sends Guidelines For Pre-Draft Process To Teams

    Hoops Rumors "With the 2020 NBA draft now scheduled to take place on November 18, the league has sent teams a series of revamped guidelines for the pre-draft process, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). With no in-person draft combine taking place this year due to..." September 17

  • Stephen A. Smith Says Paul George Is In Danger Of Becoming “The Next Dwight Howard.”

    Fadeaway World "NBA stars are supposed to shine brightest in the most important moments. Kobe, MJ, LeBron, and Curry are just a few examples of guys who have continually stepped up when their teams have needed them to, and it has become the mark of greatness. Unfortunately for the Clippers, their..." September 17

  • Trade Packages for NBA's Top 5 Available Stars

    Bleacher Report "For the first time in a long while, the upcoming NBA offseason could come and go without a star changing teams in free agency. But the trade market could be a different story entirely. Conditions seem perfect for some landscape-shifting blockbusters. With free agency short..." September 17

  • Top 5 Targets For The Clippers This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday became the second straight team to blow a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets this postseason. The team crumbled in the second half of all of the three final games, lacking a sense of urgency and looking discombobulated as their title hopes slipped..." September 17

  • Why Does the Entire NBA Hate the Los Angeles Clippers Again?

    Bleacher Report "A funny thing happened Tuesday night after the Los Angeles Clippers fell to the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 to complete a historic second-round playoff collapse: Everyone came with their knives out. Everyone. Players clowned them. Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian..." September 17

  • Josh Smith takes shot at former coach Doc Rivers

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Smith was certainly happy to see history repeat itself this week. The former LA Clippers forward clowned his former coach Doc Rivers in an Instagram post on Wednesday. The Clippers blew a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets in their second-round series, very similar to the 3-1 lead..." September 16

  • L.A. Clippers Could Pursue Marc Gasol In 2020 Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "  In the aftermath of the Clippers’ shocking collapse in the Western Conference Semis, the world is left looking for an explanation as to why a team loaded with so much talent fell so short of meeting their expectations.   As the leader and best player..." September 16

  • Burning questions the Clippers need to answer "The expectations were sky high in Los Angeles for the Clippers this season as most expected them to come out of the Western Conference and claim their first-ever championship. Instead, a blown 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference Semifinals has Clippers fans wondering..." September 16

  • The Clippers Choked Away a Golden Opportunity

    Complex "Do you praise the performance of the underdog or do you bury the team many believed was the NBA’s best after they were embarrassed in Game 7 and choked away a golden opportunity?  It’s always easier to pile onto the loser, but the Clippers deserve to be ridiculed and..." September 16

  • All-NBA Format and Snubs

    Hoops Rumors "The league announced its three All-NBA squads for the 2019/20 season earlier today, with Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James leading the way as the only two unanimous First Team selections. While the First Team looked exactly as expected, there were some..." September 16

  • Clippers Fan Burns Paul George Jersey After Early Playoff Exit

    TMZ ""Would you look at that? It's the first time Paul George has been on fire all night!" One angry L.A. Clippers fan was SO heated over his team's epic collapse in the 2nd-round of the playoffs ... he took a flame to his own Paul..." September 16