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  • NBA discussing new In-Season Tournament, starting in 2023-24

    Sportsnaut "When the NBA made the decision to introduce the Play-In Tournament following the regular season, we heard all about it, from fans and players across the nation. Some liked the idea of lower-seeded teams having a chance at competing for a playoff spot by winning an extra game or two,..." May 17

  • Adam Silver on NBA Stars Forcing Trades: We Want Players and Teams to Honor Contracts

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN's Malika Andrews on Tuesday that he wanted to see both players and teams honor existing contracts.   "From a league standpoint, we want teams to honor contracts, we want players to honor contracts," he said...." May 17

  • NBA 'Transition Take Foul' Rule Change Receives 'Widespread' Support From GMs

    Bleacher Report "A potential rule change to the NBA's "transition take foul" was reportedly met with "widespread support" during the league's general managers meeting in Chicago on Tuesday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.  Per that..." May 17

  • 'Daryl Morey has big, giant plans to acquire another star' for 76ers

    Yardbarker "Despite adding point guard James Harden before the trade deadline to pair with superstar Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers' postseason run ended with a second-round loss to the Miami Heat in six games.  ESPN's Brian Windhorst, a guest on Mike Greenberg's ESPN Radio..." May 17

  • These 3 Teams Should Monitor Chris Paul’s Trade Market

    NBA Analysis "Nothing lasts forever, but some things are more sustainable than others. The Phoenix Suns’ reign as one of the top teams in the NBA, however, looks to be crashing at warp speed. They surely didn’t look the part in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Mavericks..." May 17

  • 3 Intriguing Trade Ideas Involving 76ers’ James Harden

    NBA Analysis "The Philadelphia 76ers set some lofty expectations when they acquired James Harden at this year’s NBA trade deadline. Having been eliminated in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, it’s fair to say they fell short of them. This offseason, they’ll need to improve their..." May 17

  • Biggest 2022 NBA Conference Finals X-Factors

    Bleacher Report "We're finally down to the NBA's Final Four. With the Boston Celtics defeating the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks shocking the world with a 33-point win over the Suns in Phoenix, both have moved on to the conference finals. Here's how the final two..." May 17

  • What’s the future hold for NBA’s second-round losers? Free agents, cap exceptions, more

    The Athletic "Take a breath. Losing in the second round sucks. You can see the conference finals — the only portal to the glorious, honey-drenched, sun-filled NBA Finals — right in front of you. All you have to do is beat this damn annoying team in front of you, that..." May 17

  • Best & Worst Free Agency Destinations For Deandre Ayton

    NBA Analysis "Here’s a question being asked throughout NBA circles: is Deandre Ayton a max player? It’s not an easy call to make. On the one hand, Ayton is a hyper-efficient pick-and-roll finisher. He’s basically a walking block of granite who can use his bulk and mobility to get..." May 17

  • 3 Blockbuster Trades The Phoenix Suns Can Do This Summer

    Fadeaway World "After their embarrassing Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the Phoenix Suns are going to have some thinking to do. Many believed that this would finally be the year that Chris Paul would win his first championship ring. Instead, the team lost to the Mavericks at home for the first time since..." May 17

  • 5 teams set to improve the most with luck in Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the annual NBA Draft Lottery set to take place prior to the start of Tuesday night’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup, there is no top consensus, LeBron James, Zion Williamson, or otherwise top-regarded No. 1 prospect in the incoming class. Instead, there are..." May 17

  • 3 Trade Targets Phoenix Suns Must Pursue

    NBA Analysis "Heading into the postseason, the Suns looked like the most complete team in the NBA. The Mavericks thought otherwise though, embarrassing Phoenix 123-90 in Game 7 to knock them from the postseason. Phoenix is left to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of one of the largest home Game..." May 17

  • These 3 Teams Should Monitor Kevin Huerter Trade Market

    NBA Analysis "The Atlanta Hawks might be making some changes this NBA offseason after an underwhelming year. The Hawks made a run to the Eastern Conference Finals last season when no one expected much. This season, the Hawks were looking to prove that last season was not a fluke but was unable..." May 17

  • Kevin Durant Refuses To Answer Who Are His Top 10 NBA Players Right Now

    Yardbarker "Kevin Durant is one of the best players in the world but that has never stopped him from being extremely active on social media sites like Twitter. While many of his contemporaries use it as a means to engage with fans in a friendly manner and ignore the haters, KD usually comes out all..." May 17

  • 1 Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Draft Pick

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 NBA draft lottery is Tuesday, and it could change everything for whichever team lands the first overall pick. In most cases, the squad that secures that top selection should keep it. Cost-controlled players with star potential are hard to come by, and there's a..." May 16

  • 1 Free Agent Sleeper The New York Knicks Should Target

    NBA Analysis "One of the biggest goals for the New York Knicks this NBA offseason needs to be figuring out the direction they want to take the roster. When Leon Rose first took over the front office, it looked like this would be a rebuilding effort through the draft. New York would cultivate and..." May 16

  • Four Deandre Ayton Free Agency Destinations

    The Big Lead "The Phoenix Suns' hopes for a repeat NBA Finals run spontaneously combusted last night, when they fell to pieces for all of Game 7 against the Dallas Mavericks. It was a team failure. No one person can possibly be blamed for the performance. It takes a village to..." May 16

  • Five finalists named for NBA’s social justice award

    Sportsnaut "The NBA announced the five finalists Monday for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award. Reggie Bullock (Dallas Mavericks), Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks), Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies), Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Fred VanVleet (Toronto..." May 16

  • 3 Crazy Zach LaVine Sign-And-Trades We’d Love To See

    NBA Analysis "On some level, we’d love to see Zach LaVine stay with the Chicago Bulls. Their 2021-22 NBA season just feels a little incomplete. They had a solid year, but it was unexceptional. They finished the year 46-36 and got eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. After..." May 16

  • Does Chris Paul (or Anyone) Really 'Deserve' a Ring?

    Bleacher Report "Four teams are left in the 2022 NBA Playoffs, and Chris Paul's team is not one of them. He will go into his 18th season with his place more than cemented on the very short list of greatest point guards of all time but still without a ring. We'll have all summer (and beyond) to..." May 16

  • Ja Morant appears to threaten troll on Twitter

    Black Sports Online "Ja Morant has to be better than this. He is one of the new faces of the league, there is no time to be a Twitter gangsta. Especially when we all know that he isn’t going to shoot anyone. In fact, it might be for the best for him to ease up on social media..." May 16

  • Grizzlies GM Zach Kleiman Confirms Team Will Spend Big Money In 2022 Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Memphis Grizzlies are officially eliminated from playoff contention, but their era of prosperity is really just getting started. With a talented core of players, the Grizz have enough to make waves for years to come. Team GM Zach Kleiman even confirmed that the front office will spend..." May 16

  • Why Grizzlies Should Pursue Victor Oladipo In NBA Free Agency

    NBA Analysis "The Memphis Grizzlies have a deep and talented roster comprised of mostly midlevel and rookie-scale contracts. The time for them to strike in NBA free agency is this offseason before Ja Morant’s new contract will begin in 2023-24. While they’re unlikely to have any cap..." May 16

  • Gary Payton II says ‘no hard feelings’ with Dillon Brooks

    Yahoo! Sports "Gary Payton II sported a bucket hat but not a brace for his fractured left elbow on Sunday at the podium when talking with reporters from Chase Center. What would it take for Payton to return to the Warriors during the NBA playoffs? Time. A priceless gift..." May 16

  • 3 Players For 76ers To Target With James Harden Trade

    NBA Analysis "The James Harden experience is a complicated one. It’s proven to be for multiple NBA franchises. There’s no question that he’s one of the most impactful offensive players in the history of the sport. On the other hand, there’s a case to be made that he tends to..." May 15

  • 2 Dream Team Targets For Los Angeles Lakers To Monitor

    NBA Analysis "As the NBA playoffs rage on, LeBron James’ absence from the festivities only grows more noticeable. Fans of the league have grown accustomed to seeing him on its biggest stage. Unfortunately, his Lakers didn’t come remotely close to qualifying to perform there. In fact,..." May 15

  • Every Team's Biggest Need in the 2022 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Most of the NBA is already operating in offseason mode. The rest will get there in the next month (give or take a few days). If you aren't thinking about your franchise's next step, you're already behind. We're here to bring everyone up to..." May 15

  • 2 Trade Packages To Pair James Harden With Ja Morant On Grizzlies

    NBA Analysis "Philadelphia 76ers general manager Daryl Morey has a longstanding love affair with star NBA players. It seems that they don’t always love him back. After all, last night the Miami Heat sent his Sixers home for the season. James Harden played particularly poorly, hitting four of..." May 15

  • Ja Morant Says He Wants To Stay In Memphis

    Fadeaway World "Even after a series loss to the Golden State Warriors, Ja Morant wasn't bleak when speaking about his long-term future in Memphis. In exit interviews Sunday afternoon, the young star happily confirmed his loyalty to the team and was quick to call the city "home." " May 15

  • Warriors Andrew Wiggins’ bold ask before Game 6 that proved he was ‘locked in’

    Clutch Points "Andrew Wiggins had arguably the best game of his young postseason career in Game 6 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Interim Golden State Warriors head coach Mike Brown knew it was coming even before the game started. Brown, who is holding down the fort amid Steve..." May 15

  • NBA Offseason Guide 2022: How the Memphis Grizzlies should approach the offseason

    ESPN "The biggest question surrounding the Memphis Grizzlies last summer was whether a healthy Jaren Jackson Jr. and another season of player development was enough to push the roster to the top six in the Western Conference. They answered that question in 2021-22, finishing..." May 14

  • Could Grizzlies Trade For Donovan Mitchell To Pair With Ja Morant?

    NBA Analysis "The Memphis Grizzlies showed some fight against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals. However, their 2022 NBA playoff run was cut short with Ja Morant not being available to help finish it out — losing in Game 6 against the Dubs. Since the Grizzlies..." May 14

  • 3 trades Sixers must make in 2022 NBA offseason after ugly playoff exit vs. Heat

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers have their work cut out for them this offseason. With almost no wiggle room, they will have to find ways to upgrade their roster after losing in the second round of the NBA playoffs for the fourth time in five years. Figuring out what to do with James..." May 14

  • 3 Crazy Trade Ideas Involving Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving

    NBA Analysis "Kyrie Irving may be the most unpredictable player in what’s become a wildly unpredictable league. Any headline with his name in it should not come as a surprise to NBA fans this summer. If that headline reads that the Nets traded him, it will anyway. That’s not a decision..." May 14

  • Stephen Curry Says Dillon Brooks Already Called Grizzlies 'A Dynasty'

    Fadeaway World "The Golden State Warriors are back in the Western Conference finals after beating the surprising Memphis Grizzlies in six games, returning to this round after a 3-year absence. Now they wait for either the Phoenix Suns or Dallas Mavericks while recovering after a tough series against the..." May 14

  • Ja Morant And Jonathan Kuminga Trade Jabs On Twitter: "Gotta Earn Some Stripes First Kid"

    Fadeaway World "The Memphis Grizzlies-Golden State Warriors second-round series came to an end on Friday night, with the latter taking care of things and advancing to the Western Conference finals after a three-year absence. This duel was full of controversy from the very beginning, with Draymond Green, Dillon..." May 14

  • Kevin Love Praises International Players Thriving In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "International players have made a big impact in the league in recent times, becoming huge figures in the association, changing the way that American players and fans see foreign stars that land in the NBA looking for an opportunity to shine. It's been a couple of great years for these..." May 14

  • 3 best trade destinations for Jazz's Mike Conley after latest playoff disappointment

    Clutch Points "After another disappointing showing in the 2021-22 NBA Playoffs, the Utah Jazz could be on the verge of disbanding their core players in a bid to head in a new direction moving forward. According to Bleacher Report, one of those players would be Mike Conley who is already past..." May 14

  • Steph Curry praises Ja Morant after Warriors eliminate Grizzlies: 'The sky's the limit'

    The Score "Stephen Curry praised his star counterpart Ja Morant after the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies with a 110-96 win in Game 6 at Chase Center. "His numbers are crazy. The sky's the limit," Curry said, according..." May 14

  • Warriors vs. Grizzlies had an iron-sharpens-iron feel, enough to watch both teams for the future

    The Athletic "Steph Curry had the final say in the game itself, so it only made sense he would have the last word long after it was over too. As midnight neared inside Chase Center, where Curry and his aging Golden State Warriors somehow had survived against this upstart Memphis..." May 14

  • Young Grizzlies showed they can play with best in NBA, and they’re only getting better

    The Athletic "This is only the beginning, and the Grizzlies know it. They know they boast the NBA’s second-youngest roster, yet catapulted to 56 wins anyway. They know they were missing their sole All-Star, Ja Morant, yet fought until the very end against a three-time champion...." May 14

  • 3 Potential Offseason Trade Suitors For Cavs’ Kevin Love

    NBA Analysis "The Cleveland Cavaliers took big steps in the 2021-22 NBA season. Since LeBron James left town, Cleveland has had trouble finding consistency but that might be coming to an end. The Cavaliers are the spot in the play-in portion of the postseason but were eliminated prior to series..." May 14

  • Klay Thompson does fitting gesture during big Game 6 performance

    Larry Brown Sports "Klay Thompson delivered in Game 6 for the Golden State Warriors on Friday night, leaving fans to ask, what else is new? Thompson scored a team-high 30 points in Golden State’s 110-96 series-clinching win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinals..." May 14

  • This Grizzlies-Pacers Trade Pairs Myles Turner With Ja Morant

    NBA Analysis "Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies are currently battling with the Golden State Warriors for a place in the Conference Finals. The Grizzlies were the surprise of the NBA this season, finishing second in the NBA record-wise. Still, they might benefit from an upgrade at center. The..." May 14

  • Why Memphis can keep the comeback rolling

    The Score "Even in the compressed, high-stakes pressure cooker of the NBA playoffs, you never want to put too much stock in a one-game sample. Things change fast, and "momentum" often proves to be a red herring. One game is just that; the next one is a fresh slate. So, we shouldn't..." May 13

  • 4 ideal Kyrie Irving trade scenarios from the Nets

    Sportsnaut "There’s now a decent chance that the Brooklyn Nets will have to pull off a Kyrie Irving trade this summer. Following the Nets’ ugly first-round sweep at the hands of the Boston Celtics, there’s a ton of drama brewing in Brooklyn. That includes general..." May 13

  • The Grizzlies keep winning without Ja Morant. What’s going on?

    The Athletic "In 27 games: 21-6. That’s the Memphis Grizzlies’ record without Ja Morant this season, including the playoffs, and it’s not exactly in line with our expectations for how a team might play without a second-team All-NBA performer. Included in..." May 13

  • 4 Realistic Blockbuster NBA Trades That Could Happen This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The playoffs are veering towards the NBA’s final four. Still, the league is chock full of around-the-clock trade rumors. And why not? Over 20 teams are already on vacation, looking for ways to upgrade for next season. Even the eight squads still playing could always strive to improve upon..." May 13

  • 2 Dream Trade Targets For New York Knicks To Monitor

    NBA Analysis "Show us a Knicks fan who was happy with the team’s 2021-22 NBA season, and we’ll show you a masochist. The disappointment was widespread in the Big Apple following their campaign. Having advanced to the playoffs the year prior, the Knicks didn’t even qualify for the..." May 13

  • NBA Superstars on Trade Watch This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The clock perpetually ticks toward the NBA's next superstar trade. No one knows exactly when, where or why it will happen, but a premature playoff exit here or a fractured relationship there, and suddenly the gears are in motion. While it's impossible to predict..." May 12