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  • Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey

    ESPN "NOBODY SAW MUCH of Daryl Morey in the days after the Houston Rockets landed in Tokyo for the NBA's Japan Games. The Rockets' general manager confined himself to his room at the Ritz Carlton in Roppongi Hills during the team's six-day visit, spotted leaving for..." November 12

  • Trae Young And Luka Doncic Are Unfamiliar With the Sophomore Slump

    The Big Lead "Luka Doncic and Trae Young went No. 3 overall and No. 5 overall, respectively, in the 2018 NBA Draft. Both were obviously quite talented, but there were questions about Doncic's ability to adjust to the NBA without elite athleticism and Young's ability to overcome his lack of size on..." November 08

  • Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including Luka Doncic trickery

    ESPN "As we put the first 10% of the season in the books, here are 10 things to check out: 1. We need to talk about Nikola Nikola Jokic has probably racked up more "likes" in this space than any other player. And so it is with a heavy heart that I note: Jokic does..." November 08

  • Inside the NBA Brought Chris Jericho on Set and Then All Hell Broke Loose in The Wrestling Ring

    Black Sports Online "The funniest thing is Jericho’s face throughout. He is truly looking at these dudes like “what the hell is going on, I was supposed to just do a quick promo.” You can’t put a Wrestling ring in the studio and not think Shaq is going to act up. " November 08

  • Map Shows The Most Hated NBA Teams In Every State For 2019-2020 Season

    Total Pro Sports "he Los Angeles Lakers are truly back. After several years of being quite irrelevant when it comes to having a Championship contender, the team went out and signed LeBron James and traded for Anthony Davis in back-to-back offseasons. " November 07

  • NBA head coaching jobs are increasingly stable

    SB Nation "The NBA head coaching profession is among the least stable in all of sports. Some franchises cycle through a new head coach seemingly every year. The names who hold jobs for a decade or more are essentially legends, and even then, respected status and success is no guarantee of stability. The..." November 07

  • NBA now forbids teams from using apps that auto-delete communication with players, agents

    Pro Basketball Talk "To crack down on widespread tampering, the NBA began requiring teams to keep communications with agents and players for one year. The league can audit five teams annually. But what about workarounds? Pete Thamel, Seerat Sohi and Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." November 07

  • Ranking NBA's biggest early surprises: New-look Suns, unrecognizable Warriors, Lakers defense lead the way

    CBS Sports "The thing we most love about sports is the stuff we never see coming. They don't make movies about the favorite winning the game they're supposed to win -- instead it's the scrappy underdog who defies the odds and people's expectations with an unprecedented show of fortitude. A..." November 07

  • Free Agents Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then the club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 07

  • Hawks assistant almost hits Trae Young with chair

    MSN.com "This is not a great look for veteran Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Melvin Hunt. With his team getting blown out by the lowly Chicago Bulls Wednesday night, Hunt let his frustration boil over. Check out Hunt toss a chair during a timeout, almost hitting star Hawks guard Trae..." November 07

  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern all in on sports betting

    Newsday "David Stern is no stranger to the long battle against legalized betting in American sports. In 1991, he testified in the U.S. Senate hearings that led to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The Supreme Court overturned that law 18 months ago, opening the door to..." November 07

  • Jalen Rose Explains Why Fans and Media Are to Blame for Load Management in the NBA

    The Big Lead "Kawhi Leonard is not playing tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Leonard will miss his second game in eight days because of load management. Both of those games just happened to be broadcast on ESPN, so no one besides Kawhi's aching back is happy with the..." November 06

  • Hawks will need Trae Young even more in wake of John Collins’ 25-game suspension

    Clutch Points "Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins just received a 25-game suspension for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy, which leaves the returning Trae Young with even more pressure to carry the load. Collins’ suspension was based on a positive test for Growth..." November 05

  • Trae Young injury update: Hawks star will return to lineup against Spurs, per report

    CBS Sports "It is very clear the Atlanta Hawks will only go as far as Trae Young takes this team. Young, who is averaging 26.8 points, 7.3 assists and five rebounds for the Hawks this season, has only bolstered his campaign for becoming a first-time All-Star. That campaign hit a speed..." November 05

  • The Biggest Sneaker Storylines of the 2019-20 NBA Season

    Complex "The NBA made its long-awaited return only a few weeks ago and has already provided fans with the buzzer beaters, scuffles, memes, and superstar performances they had been yearning for during the offseason. The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are dominating thus far as expected with the..." November 05

  • Hawks forward John Collins suspended 25 games for violation of anti-drug policy

    Clutch Points "The NBA has suspended Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins for 25 games due to a violation of the league’s anti-drug policy. Collins tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. " November 05

  • Joakim Noah Still Hoping To Sign With Contender

    NBC Sports Chicago "Former Bulls center Joakim Noah reportedly suffered what sounded like a potentially career-ending injury, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Windhorst reported the news on Monday on The Hoop Collective Podcast, but has since walked it..." November 05

  • Hawks' Trae Young likely to return Tuesday vs. Spurs

    ESPN "Barring a setback in practice Monday, Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young is expected to return from a right ankle sprain for Tuesday's game against San Antonio, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Sources said Young plans to practice..." November 04

  • Jose Calderon Announces Retirement, Joins NBPA As Special Assistant

    Real GM Basketball "Jose Calderon has announced his retirement as a player from the NBA and has joined the NBPA as a Special Assistant. The position is newly formed and a season-long position that both the union and Calderon hope will become a recurring role. " November 04

  • Chandler Parsons Is Dating Devin Booker’s Girlfriend’s Twin Sister

    Fadeaway World "Chandler Parsons and Devin Booker don’t play in the same team, but these two had similar goals in recent days. It was previously reported that Devin Booker had a new girlfriend, Hannah Harrison, and now another NBA player has apparently found love. That is Parsons, who is..." November 03

  • NBA Rumors: 5 Best Trade Packages For D’Angelo Russell

    Fadeaway World "D’Angelo Russell was supposed to be one of the key players leading the charge for the LA Lakers until LeBron James decided to join. Ultimately, he was traded and forced to begin a career with the Brooklyn Nets. Since then, he has worked and developed into an All-Star offensive force, as..." November 02

  • NBA reminds teams to keep all electronic communications with players, agents

    NBC Sports "It was part of Adam Silver’s and the NBA’s new “crackdown” on tampering — five random teams will get audited by the NBA at the end of the season. Just to make sure they didn’t break the rules. This week the NBA sent out a memo to all 30..." November 01

  • Rookie Scale Option Decisions Still To Come

    Hoops Rumors "Thursday, October 31 is the deadline for teams to exercise rookie scale options for the 2020/21 season. These options apply to either the third or fourth year of a rookie scale contract for players who were drafted in the first round. If they’re not exercised, the player becomes an..." October 31

  • It's early, but some teams are already looking to fix holes in their rosters

    ESPN "It's only the second week of the NBA season, but front offices are already contemplating their shortcomings. There are a handful of teams who know they might have to make a significant roster move during the season. The market is mostly quiet now -- trade season doesn't really..." October 30

  • Trae Young has minor ankle injury, will not need MRI

    Larry Brown Sports "Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young left Tuesday night’s game against the Miami Heat with an ankle injury, but fortunately it is not one that is expected to keep him sidelined for any significant amount of time. Young’s injury is so minor that he does not need an MRI and could..." October 30

  • 5 Players Who Can’t Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "00:29 01:05 Even though we were all expecting some big trades for this season, there are a handful of players that have recently signed contract extensions and are therefore ineligible to be moved right now. Whenever a player signs a deal, he has to wait before..." October 30

  • Hawks' Trae Young likely out two weeks

    SLAM Online "An x-ray on Trae Young’s injured ankle has come back negative, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. While Young hasn’t undergone an MRI at this stage, there is optimism that Young may have avoided a serious injury. The Atlanta Hawks have revealed that..." October 30

  • EA Sports cancels NBA Live 20

    Kotaku "EA Sports’ NBA Live 20, which had the honour of being officially delayed before it was even officially announced, has now been cancelled. It’s the fourth time in ten years that EA has not released an annual entry in its flagship basketball game on a home..." October 30

  • Report: Trae Young’s ankle injury may not be serious

    Larry Brown Sports "Trae Young left Tuesday night’s Atlanta Hawks game at the Miami Heat with an ankle injury, but one report says the injury may not be that serious. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that X-rays on Young’s right ankle were negative and there is optimism it’s not..." October 29

  • Hawks coach plans to give Cam Reddish time at point guard

    Larry Brown Sports "Cam Reddish has struggled playing off the ball through his first two NBA games, so now his team may be giving him more time on the ball instead. Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce said on Monday that the rookie star can play the 1, the 2, and the 3 for the team. " October 29

  • Hawks coach plans to give Cam Reddish time at point guard

    Larry Brown Sports "Cam Reddish has struggled playing off the ball through his first two NBA games, so now his team may be giving him more time on the ball instead. Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce said on Monday that the rookie star can play the 1, the 2, and the 3 for the..." October 28

  • Special Trade Eligibility Dates For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "In a pair of previous articles, we took a closer look at the trade restrictions placed on two groups of players who signed free agent contracts this summer. The smaller of the two groups featured players who can’t be traded by their current teams until January 15, having re-signed..." October 28

  • Hawks’ Trae Young, Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns named Players of the Week

    Real GM Basketball "Trae Young and Karl-Anthony Towns have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for games played between Oct. 22 and Oct. 27th (Week 1). " October 28

  • Could Trae Young's historic start to the season lead to an All-Star nod? Hawks playoff berth?

    CBS Sports "A few weeks before this past June's NBA draft, I was talking with a couple scouts about last year's class. With their rookie seasons in the bag, who fell short of expectations? Who surpassed them? Both scouts spotlighted Trae Young as the headline choice for the latter group...." October 27

  • 4 NBA Players Who Will Be First-Time All-Stars in 2019-20

    12 Up "The NBA season is fresh and young as players get accustomed to new surroundings and start the 82-game journey. Some players look poised for breakout years, and with the amount of young talent in the league, it wouldn't be surprising to see a handful of first-time All-Stars...." October 26

  • What would a one-free-throw rule mean for the NBA?

    ESPN "Kevin Pelton's NBA mailbag is back, featuring your questions on an experiment using a single free throw attempt for all points, Russell Westbrook's shooting numbers, the best way to enforce 3-point shooting fouls and how scoring relates to win projections. You can tweet..." October 26

  • Richard Jefferson: Trae Young is More Steve Nash Than Stephen Curry

    The Big Lead "Trae Young was incredible for the Atlanta Hawks in their season opener against Detroit last night, pouring in 38 points on 6-for-10 shooting beyond the arc. The second-year man made several shots from the freaking logo, which is a very Stephen Curry thing to do. But this morning on Get Up,..." October 25

  • Tencent cuts off Rockets from NBA streaming schedule

    Channel News Asia "Chinese internet giant Tencent has struck Houston Rockets games from its programming schedule for the current NBA season, following through on a threat it made after a team executive angered Beijing by supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets' 117-111 loss to..." October 25

  • The Trae Young-Luka Doncic rivalry is already off to a fire start this season

    Clutch Points "Last season’s top two rookies seem to have picked things up right where they left off last year, as Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young and Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Luka Doncic both impressed in their respective season openers. It was Doncic..." October 25

  • Trae Young Gives NBA a Glimpse of the Future

    Bleacher Report "It's just one game. And it was against a team on the second leg of a back-to-back that isn't even a lock to make the playoffs in the shallow Eastern Conference. But Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks put everything that makes them so exciting on display in Thursday..." October 25

  • Hawks’ Vince Carter becomes first NBAer to play in 22 seasons

    Sportsnet "Vince Carter has officially played more NBA seasons than anyone in history. The 42-year-old Carter made his first appearance in his 22nd season Thursday, checking into the Atlanta Hawks‘ game vs. the Detroit Pistons at 6:52 of the first quarter. After seeing..." October 24

  • Charles Barkley: Mike Pence "needs to shut the hell up"

    Larry Brown Sports "Charles Barkley issued a strong response to Vice President Mike Pence. Earlier on Thursday, Pence weighed in on the NBA’s Hong Kong-China controversy. Pence said the NBA sided with the Chinese government by silencing free speech. “Some of the..." October 24

  • Mike Pence denounces China's response to Hong Kong protests, blasts NBA for 'embracing censorship'

    CNN "Vice President Mike Pence accused the National Basketball Association of acting "like a wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime" in China on Thursday. Speaking in Washington, Pence accused the NBA and sportswear giant Nike of not sufficiently speaking out in..." October 24

  • The True Reasons Why The Eastern Conference Is A Joke

    Fadeaway World "Over the course of the year, we’ve seen the best players in the world take their talents to the Western Conference, and while that side of the bracket may be stacked with contending teams, the Eastern Conference always seems to be kind of a disappointment. Unless LeBron James..." October 24

  • NBA execs have differing opinions on Jaylen Brown's new Celtics contract

    NBC Sports Boston "When the Boston Celtics inked Jaylen Brown to a four-year, $115 million deal on Tuesday, plenty of C's fans were happy to see their prized 22-year-old forward get locked up for a few more seasons. But the deal left some NBA executives scratching their..." October 24

  • 7 NBA Players Who Should Get Traded This Season

    Complex "The NBA season literally just got underway last night, but as we all know, so much of the NBA machine is pushed by trade rumors and speculation. Teams are always looking to get better and stars are constantly on the move. If a team says they're not trading someone, that's likely a..." October 23

  • Chinese State TV Refuses to Air NBA's Opening Night Slate

    SI "Chinese state television did not air the NBA's opening night games, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported on Tuesday. According to Windhorst, Tencent, the NBA's streaming partner, also reduced its schedule, only deciding to show the Lakers-Clippers game. " October 23

  • Hawks Claim Tyrone Wallace Off Waivers

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks submitted a successful waiver claim for former Timberwolves point guard Tyrone Wallace, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Wallace was Minnesota’s final cuton Monday as the Wolves trimmed their roster to the league limit. " October 23

  • Stephen Jackson Says NBA Teams Received A Mass Text, “Don’t F*ck With Carmelo”

    Hot New Hip Hop "A number of current and former NBA veterans have shown support for Carmelo Anthony as he continues to search for a spot on an NBA roster. The latest players to speak out in favor of the 10-time All Star are Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, both of whom spoke about the disrespect..." October 23

  • 4 Teams That Should Trade For Dion Waiters

    Fadeaway World "It looks as if Dion Waiters could be traded from the Miami Heat very soon. The Heat have suspended Waiters for the first game of the season due to comments that he made on Instagram about Erik Spoelstra and Tyler Herro. This past year looked to be Dion’s worst season as a pro as..." October 22