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  • Bradley Beal says Ja Morant reminds him of John Wall

    NBC Sports Washington "It is not often you see a rookie find initial success in the NBA to the degree Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant has, already with borderline All-Star numbers at the age of 20. And oftentimes, opponents are careful throwing out player comparisons for guys his age, wanting to see more before they..." December 13

  • Two-Way Players Making Bids For Promotions

    Hoops Rumors "Players on two-way contracts are free to appear in NBA games, but there are limitations on the amount of time they can spend with their respective NBA teams. Each two-way player can spend up to 45 days with his NBA club, assuming he signed his two-way deal before the season..." December 13

  • Chris Paul releases statement on rumor involving NBPA executive Michele Roberts

    Real GM Basketball "Chris Paul has refuted a report from Peter Vecsey that Michelle Roberts is no longer executive director of the National Basketball Players Association. " December 13

  • Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Suffers Sudden Brain Hemorrhage

    People "Former NBA commissioner David Stern underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage Thursday, according to the sports league. “NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage earlier today for which he underwent emergency..." December 13

  • NBA to add G League team in Mexico City in 2020

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expanding its reach into Mexico. Capitanes, a Mexico City-based team from the top Mexican professional basketball league Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional, will be joining the NBA G League starting with the 2020-21 season, the league officially announced on..." December 13

  • Grizzlies want protected first-round pick for Andre Iguodala

    Clutch Points "The Memphis Grizzlies reportedly won’t buy out Andre Iguodala, who is owed $17.2 million this season, the final year of his contract. The 2015 Finals MVP won’t play a single game for the Grizzlies, as he waits to see which team will trade for him. According..." December 12

  • At least 2 teams doing background checks on Nets’ Rodions Kurucs for possible trade

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets second-year forward Rodions Kurucs is reportedly gaining some attention as a potential trade target. ESPN’s Bobby Marks reports at least two teams are “spending resources to conduct a full background check” on the young forward to determine if..." December 12

  • Surveying the potential Andre Iguodala trade landscape

    Daily Memphian "The NBA trade deadline isn’t until Feb. 6, but it could be said that the NBA trade season begins this week. By Dec. 15, every player who signed as a free agent this summer — which is a fairly large portion of the league — will be eligible to be traded, with some players coming..." December 12

  • Indiana Pacers: 2 players who would be perfect trade targets

    Clutch Points "Kevin Pritchard has been very aggressive when it comes to acquiring talent for the Indiana Pacers over the past couple of seasons. He had a top-notch offseason with the additions of Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, and T.J. Warren, but there are still a few holes that the team could..." December 11

  • Ja Morant admits he was thinking about cameras on baseline during return to court

    Pro Basketball Talk "Monday night, Grizzlies star rookie Ja Morant returned to the court after missing four games with what was officially called “back spasms,” but in reality was him recovering from his back hitting a courtside cameraman after a..." December 11

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Says Andre Iguodala Will Only Go To Lakers Or Clippers Via Buyout

    Fadeaway World "Andre Iguodala has been a name to come up frequently as the NBA trade season prepares to kick off. With the 2-way NBA veteran currently waiting things out in Memphis, the Grizzlies have made it their mission to find a trade partner for him. But, in an updated report by ESPN’..." December 11

  • Dikembe Mutombo Says He’s “Not Sure” If He Would Thrive In Modern NBA

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is not what it used to be. A game dominated by big men and under-the-rim play has transformed into a shooters league, run by smaller guards who can pull up and score from the perimeter. And while some league legends attest they would still dominate today’s..." December 11

  • 'It's like gangs:' NBA stars share memories of European basketball crowds

    The Score "It's opening night in the NBA, and the first game of the 2019-20 season has just wrapped up, with the Toronto Raptors edging the New Orleans Pelicans in overtime after receiving their championship rings and raising the franchise's first championship banner. It's a..." December 10

  • Turner Sports Discussing If This Will Be Marv Albert's Final Season of NBA on TNT

    The Big Lead "There are ongoing conversations inside Turner Sports as to whether this will be Marv Albert's final season calling NBA on TNT, industry sources tell The Big Lead. If true, this would truly be the end of an era, as Albert has been calling the sport since 1967 and is arguably the NBA's..." December 10

  • An Early Primer for NBA Trade Season

    The Ringer "We’re in the groove, folks. One quarter of the season is complete and teams are finding out who they are and what they want. Soon, the floodgates will open for rumors and trades. On December 15, trade restrictions will lift on players who signed as free agents this past offseason, which..." December 10

  • Josh Jackson, a 'great leader' with Hustle, hits snag with violation of team rules

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "When the Grizzlies travel to Arizona to conclude a four-game road trip at Phoenix on Wednesday, there probably will be one noteworthy absence from the team's traveling party. Josh Jackson's reunion game at Talking Stick Resort Arena appears as though it..." December 10

  • Ja Morant (back) officially cleared for Grizzlies on Monday

    Number Fire "Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant (back) will play on Monday against the Golden State Warriors.  WHAT IT MEANS: Morant missed the past four games.  " December 09

  • Execs Say What the Cavaliers Could Get in a Kevin Love Trade

    Heavy "A first-round pick. Salary relief. Maybe an underachieving young player. When it comes to the haul that the Cavaliers might expect for big man Kevin Love, that’s probably about it, according to executives around the league. While we’ve seen teams like the Knicks,..." December 09

  • Should the Jazz have traded for Chris Paul instead of Mike Conley?

    Clutch Points "The Utah Jazz played the Los Angeles Lakers without starting point guard Mike Conley due to an injury. The Jazz struggled without their quarterback of the offense, as the Jazz got crushed at home by 25 points. While Mike Conley might have been able to narrow..." December 09

  • Andre Iguodala Reportedly Could Be Traded To Rockets For “Superfluous Parts”

    Fadeaway World "James Harden is doing his best to lead the Rockets to the top of the West this season. 21 games in, and it’s fair to say the team is falling short on their goals. An up-and-down couple of weeks has Houston as one of the NBA’s biggest question marks of the new season, and nobody is..." December 06

  • Adam Silver calls pay TV system “broken” as NBA struggles with early season ratings

    Awful Announcing "There’s no doubt that the NBA’s viewing numbers are down to start the year. There is plenty of room to debate why, with cord cutting and load management both coming under scrutiny, along with some unfortunate injuries blowing up some planned..." December 06

  • 5 Best Trade Packages For Blake Griffin

    Fadeaway World "It looks like it is time for the Detroit Pistons to start a rebuild. The Pistons are currently 6 games under .500 and haven’t shown that they are capable of contending with the top teams. With Andre Drummond, assuming he declines his player option, Reggie Jackson, and Langston..." December 06

  • Blazers Could Target Andre Iguodala And Jae Crowder

    Fadeaway World "Winners in 4 of their last 5 games, the Portland Trail Blazers are on an encouraging run of late, beating Chicago, OKC, and Sacramento. With a light schedule ahead, now could be their chance to make up the ground they lost in their abysmal start. Still, they shouldn’t stop..." December 05

  • Several coaches unhappy with challenge system but the NBA is pleased with results

    Clutch Points "The implementation of a coach’s challenge has been received with plenty of backlash by NBA helmsmen, but the league is pleased with the results. Every coach in the league has tried to challenge at least once, but many are left uncertain by how the rule works, as challenging one call..." December 05

  • Nikola Mirotic laughs at accusation he bolted the NBA for money "Barcelona superstar Nikola Mirotic talked about the reasons he decided to sign with Barcelona in offseason and return to Europe following a five-year stint in the NBA. At 28 years of age, Mirotic was considered able to get a contract worth tens of millions if he opted to remain in the..." December 05

  • Andre Iguodala: Stephen Curry Played 18 Holes of Golf in Between Back-to-Back, Scored 40 Points Anyway

    The Big Lead "Andre Iguodala marveled at Steph Curry's bionic abilities while appearing on the Erik Anders Lang show. As Iggy tells it, he went golfing with Curry in between a back-to-back. Curry not only played great golf, but heeded Steve Kerr's warning that he better also play great..." December 05

  • Charles Barkley hilariously nailed Shaquille O'Neal in the head with an egg

    Sporting News "Charles Barkley hit Shaquille O'Neal in the head with an egg during "Inside the NBA" on Tuesday night. The former NBA stars turned analysts were attempting to complete a viral Tik Tok challenge that involves throwing an egg into the air and waiting for it..." December 04

  • 4 Destinations for DeMar DeRozan if Spurs Actually Trade Him

    12 Up "Among the profusion of unorthodox narratives that have grabbed headlines throughout the first quarter of the 2019-2020 NBA campaign is the fact that the San Antonio Spurs appear destined to finish near the bottom of the Western Conference. Through 22 games, Gregg..." December 04

  • Travis Scott Shows Off Rumored $2k Dior Air Jordan 1s

    TMZ "Travis Scott is getting an inside look at the upcoming Dior x Air Jordan 1s due out next year ... and yeah, they look expensive as hell. La Flame -- who's got his own Nike deal and custom line of AJs and AF1s -- posted the luxurious kicks on his IG on Tuesday ... proving his..." December 03

  • Memphis Grizzlies pleased with Josh Jackson’s progress, but call-up unlikely

    Clutch Points "Former No. 4 overall pick Josh Jackson is currently on assignment with the Memphis Grizzlies’ G League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle. The team is pleased with his progress, but a call-up is unlikely at this point, according to Peter Edmiston of The..." December 02

  • Extra draft pick proposed as prize for in-season tournament

    Hoops Hype "The NBA and its stakeholders are discussing potential changes to the league’s schedule with one wrinkle being an in-season tournament. The event, which would be modeled after European soccer, gives all 30 teams a chance to win, but unlike the proposed postseason play-in..." December 02

  • 5 Best Targets For The Dallas Mavericks This Season

    Fadeaway World "Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are off to a hot start this season. At 13-6, the Mavericks are currently the 4th seed in the Western Conference and this is due to the extraordinary play by Luka Doncic. So far this year, Luka is averaging 30.1 points, 10 rebounds, and 9.5 assists..." December 02

  • Every team's MVP after a quarter of the season

    The Score "The NBA Power Rankings are selected by a panel of theScore's basketball editors. This week, we're selecting each squad's Most Valuable Player so far. 1. Milwaukee Bucks (17-3) Previous rank: 3 Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently setting or..." December 02

  • Ja Morant Sidelined With Back Spasms

    Hoops Rumors "Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant will be out of action on a “week-to-week basis” with back spasms, tweets Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. " November 30

  • Should the Blazers be a candidate to acquire Andre Iguodala from the Grizzlies?

    USA Today "ESPN reported this week that the Dallas Mavericks are a team to watch as the Memphis Grizzlies field trade offers for former NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala. "They have a tradeable contract in Courtney Lee and extra second-round picks they could use to get Memphis..." November 30

  • What proposals to dramatically alter NBA schedule could mean for the league's future

    USA Today "The NBA is considering significant changes to its schedule and playoff format for its 75th anniversary season in 2021-22 and perhaps beyond. These potential changes include fewer games, an in-season tournament, a play-in event for the final two playoff spots and re-seeding..." November 29

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For Jamal Crawford

    Fadeaway World "We’re two months into the NBA’s regular season and even Carmelo Anthony has made his comeback to the league, but so far, there’s no sign of Jamal Crawford getting a contract, which seems crazy considering how many teams are in desperate need of scoring. Ok, we get..." November 29

  • DeMar DeRozan: Should any of these 3 teams trade for him?

    The Score "The San Antonio Spurs are in a world of trouble. They're 6-13, with the league's 26th-ranked defense, and a schedule that's only going to get tougher. Their 22-year playoff streak is in serious jeopardy. The conversation around the Spurs has naturally turned to..." November 29

  • 5 Teams That Should Sign Jeremy Lin

    Fadeaway World "Carmelo Anthony finally got another chance in the NBA, and he isn’t wasting it. In the five games since his return, he is averaging 16 points and 5 rebounds on 45% shooting. His impressive resurgence has us thinking: what other NBA veteran is waiting to be..." November 29

  • Ranking every 'City Edition' jersey: The good, the bad, and the Mavs

    The Score "Another year, another deluge of alternate jerseys coming to an NBA arena near you. Like last season's collection, this batch features some clear standouts - some great, some good, and some ... not so good. Here's a look at the 29 City Edition jerseys for 2019-20, from the..." November 28

  • Raptors Interested In Andre Iguodala

    Fadeaway World "The Toronto Raptors are one of the surprise stories of the East. Following the departure of Kawhi Leonard, nobody was expecting them to be a top seed in the conference. But here were are, a month into the new season, and the Raptors sit third in the East with one of the NBA’s..." November 28

  • How you know when you've become an NBA veteran

    Yahoo! Sports "Hours before the start of the 2019-20 season at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, JJ Redick walks off the court after morning shootaround, stopping to chat, and probably doesn’t notice he is standing in pretty much the exact spot where Kawhi Leonard hit his iconic Game 7 series-clinching..." November 28

  • NBA Executives Believe Mavs Could Trade For Andre Iguodala

    Real GM Basketball "Brian Windhorst said that NBA executives around the league believe that the Dallas Mavericks could trade for Andre Iguodala. "One place is shaping up as a possibility as you talk to executives out there. That is the Dallas Mavericks," said Windhorst. " November 27

  • Allen Iverson Revealed His Top Five NBA Players Of All Time

    Hot New Hip Hop "Allen Iverson was one of the most exciting players during his era and to this day, fans have a lot of love for the former 76ers star. Iverson was never able to win a championship but people love him anyway. Whenever Iverson speaks, people listen and his opinion is held in high regard...." November 27

  • NBA says teams using load management designation to sit players will be in violation of league resting policy

    CBS Sports "Back in 2012, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich caused quite the stir by sending Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Danny Green home ahead of the team's primetime matchup with LeBron James and the Miami Heat, which was the..." November 26

  • The future for load management and a potential new NBA schedule

    ESPN "You are forgiven if you got lost somewhere amid the morass of NBA semantics surrounding Kawhi Leonard missing nationally televised games against the Utah Jazz on Oct. 30 and the Milwaukee Bucks on Nov. 6 -- both part of back-to-backs. To review: When it..." November 26

  • Top 5 Best Targets For The Los Angeles Lakers Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers are back in contention once again. After several seasons of mediocrity, the Lakers currently look poised to win a championship this season. With LeBron James and Anthony Davis surrounded by amazing role players, the Lakers are 15-2, have won 8 straight games, and have the..." November 26

  • Ja Morant returns from back injury scare after falling into photographer

    Yardbarker "Ja Morant left Monday night’s Memphis Grizzlies-Indiana Pacers game after colliding with a photographer near the basket, though he seemed to be OK.  Morant was driving in the paint and went up for a lefty layup that was blocked by Myles Turner in the final minute of..." November 25

  • Grizzlies trying to force Lakers, other suitors to trade for Andre Iguodala

    Yahoo! Sports "Andre Iguodala remains a member of the Memphis Grizzlies… in name only. He is not playing with the team, not working out with the team, and the sides have mutually agreed to have him away from the team for now. Iguodala wants to play for a contender, the..." November 25

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For LaMarcus Aldridge

    Fadeaway World "The Spurs have not gotten off to a good start at all, and are currently way out of the playoff picture. In fact, the Spurs are looking like a lottery team. While we can never count out the Spurs, of course, this might be the season where they need to move on from their stars. More..." November 25