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  • Who is the most dangerous potential Play-In Tournament team?

    NBA.com "For the second season in a row, there will be a Play-In Tournament between the end of the regular season and start of the playoffs. The difference this season is the No. 7 and No. 8 seed in each conference are up for grabs, not just the No. 8 seed.  Which team..." April 19

  • NBA free agency to open August 2

    TSN "NBA teams can begin negotiating with pending free agents on August 2 and begin officially signing them on August 6. The dates were announced after the National Basketball League and NBPA agreed upon the opening of free agency ahead of the 2021-22 season. The negotiation..." April 19

  • Heat have been ‘concerned now for months’ about Tyler Herro’s celebrity status

    Heat Nation "Miami Heat second-year guard Tyler Herro has struggled mightily recently. In fact, over the past four games, Herro has only logged one double-digit scoring effort. He scored 10 points in that game. In a recent episode of the “Inside the Paint”..." April 19

  • NBA Teams That Need a Full Rebuild This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "NBA fortunes can change overnight. Sometimes the stars align—literally, in a two- or three-star conglomerate—and an also-ran transforms into a top-flight title contender. That's the fun kind of basketball metamorphosis. Not to drag the room down, but..." April 19

  • Sixers pass Suns, Nuggets and Clippers to top NBA Power Rankings: Plus third-quarter grades for each team

    The Athletic "We’re getting to the stretch run of a chaotic NBA season. We passed up the third-quarter mark for every team during the past week, meaning we just have one quarter of the season left before the postseason process begins. That gives teams roughly 15-18 games left to make their..." April 19

  • NBA Insiders Reveal True Impact and Consequences of NBA's Nightmare Schedule

    Bleacher Report "Dating back to 2005-06, there’s been an average of three ACL tears each NBA season, according to injury buff Jeff Stotts at In Street Clothes. Jamal Murray’s season-ending injury last week marked the fourth player to tear his ACL during this cam “Blame..." April 19

  • This NBA Season’s Disabled Player Exceptions Set To Expire

    Hoops Rumors "The disabled player exceptions that teams have been granted throughout the 2020/21 season will expire if they go unused on Monday. April 19 is this year’s deadline to use or lose those exceptions. As our breakdown shows, the Warriors, Nets, Heat,..." April 19

  • NBA to allow vaccinated personnel to travel internationally for draft scouting

    ESPN "The NBA league office is eliminating restrictions on international travel for fully vaccinated personnel, according to a memo to teams obtained by ESPN. NBA team personnel based in the United States had been barred from traveling internationally for scouting purposes for the entirety..." April 19

  • Victor Oladipo says he will return this season

    Larry Brown Sports "Victor Oladipo gave Miami Heat fans a scare with his recent non-contact injury. But like Arnold Schwarzenegger, he is declaring that he will be back. Oladipo told Andy Slater of FOX Sports 640 South Florida this weekend that he will play again this season.  " April 19

  • Predicting the 7 Biggest Steals in 2021 NBA Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "While few NBA teams will have max cap space this offseason, there's still plenty of talent to be found for the price of a mid-level exception (or less). Perhaps no team nailed their value free-agent signings more than the New York Knicks last offseason, moves that have propelled..." April 19

  • Jimmy Butler calls Heat 'soft' after loss to the T-Wolves

    The Sports Daily "The NBA Playoffs are just around the corner, with the Heat still not having hit their stride, and their superstar leader is making it clear that they need to step up their aggression. Jimmy Butler is the heart and soul of the Heat, although the team might eventually be Bam..." April 19

  • Hawks, Celtics, Knicks, Heat: Who will win race for East’s No. 4 seed?

    The Athletic "There is a uniquely thrilling seeding race taking shape in the middle of the Eastern Conference between a slew of teams at different points in their path to contention. The conference has been stratified into three tiers for most of the season with the Sixers, Nets, Bucks as title contenders at..." April 19

  • Heat star Jimmy Butler’s ankle injury hurts chance of big upset vs. Nets

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat are due to challenge the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, however, they’ll be without Jimmy Butler because of an ankle injury. Butler tweaked his ankle back on April 13 during their game against the Phoenix Suns. According to the Miami Herald’s..." April 18

  • Kevin Durant won't return vs. Heat after suffering thigh contusion

    The Score "Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant won't return during Sunday's matchup against the Miami Heat after suffering a left thigh contusion in the first quarter, the team announced. Durant appeared to make contact with Heat forward Trevor..." April 18

  • Miami Heat: Major Update on 2x All-Star Victor Oladipo's Injury & Possible Return

    Heavy "Before the Miami Heat took on the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, Victor Oladipo was spotted in workout gear on the sidelines, prompting new hope the two-time All-Star will be able to return to play this season. While there were numerous reports that the..." April 18

  • Nets’ Steve Nash reacts to losing Kevin Durant to thigh injury vs. Heat

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets have had an incredibly odd season. Especially in regards to their newly assembled big three of Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving. They have hardly played with all three, and half the time they have only had just one of them in the lineup...." April 18

  • Top 10 NBA Rookie of the Year candidates: Surprising new leader in the clubhouse

    Sportsnaut "Last season saw a breakaway NBA Rookie of the Year in that of Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant. He dazzled onlookers while No. 1 pick Zion Williamson missed extended time with a knee injury. It was a surprise given preseason NBA Rookie of the Year odds. Could we see..." April 18

  • Ex-Lakers Drafted Players Could Create A Respectable Playoff Team

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers could have had a very good team right now if they kept every player they drafted over the past couple of seasons. The purple and gold drafted a series of interesting players since 2014 and all of them are part of a different franchise now. Some have become stars and..." April 18

  • Dwyane Wade to remain with TNT after purchasing stake in Jazz

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade announced this week that he has purchased a stake in the Utah Jazz, but the former NBA star is not giving up his career in television. Wade will remain in his role as an analyst for TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” according to Marc Stein of the New York Times...." April 18

  • NBA asks teams to prepare for impacts in wake of Derek Chauvin verdict

    Pro Basketball Talk "Monday, closing arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin — the Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd last year — are expected to begin. After that, the case will go to the jury for a verdict. When that verdict comes down, the NBA wants..." April 18

  • Jimmy Butler On The Heat: “We Just Think We’re Such A Good Team."

    Yahoo! Sports "Jimmy Butler did his part on Friday night to try to send the Miami Heat home with a victory to cap their four-game trip. But his 30 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists weren't enough as the Heat dropped their third game in a row, this time to the lowly Minnesota..." April 18

  • Why Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn is helping single fathers

    The Undefeated "Many things come to Kendrick Nunn’s mind when he hears the stereotypes that African American men are often absent fathers. The Miami Heat guard has the perspective of someone who was raised by a single Black father in Chicago and currently has full custody of his own young..." April 18

  • Offseason Trade Ideas for NBA's Most Hopeless Teams

    Bleacher Report "Hope is fading for many NBA teams, as losses pile up and dreams of even making the play-in tournament start to feel far-fetched. Hope springs eternal each offseason, of course, with franchises already dreaming up deals that can improve their outlooks. For the six..." April 17

  • Bam Adebayo Says He Still Teases Jayson Tatum Over Block In 2020 Playoffs

    Fadeaway World "Bam Adebayo made one of the best plays of the 2020 NBA playoffs when he blocked Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum to win the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Miami Heat would go to beat the C’s in 6 games and that clutch block started things right for the Floridian..." April 16

  • How Will Nets Fill LaMarcus Aldridge’s Roster Spot? Here Are 5 Options

    Heavy "The Nets, with their nonstop stream of roster-shaking transactions and injury-related absences this season, have grown accustomed to a sort of revolving door as it relates to their daily lineups. After LaMarcus Aldridge’s abrupt retirement announcement earlier this..." April 16

  • NBA & WNBA Teams Donate Worn, Signed Items to Raise Money for Daunte Wright Fund

    TMZ "The NBA and WNBA teams that honored Daunte Wright by wearing custom shirts in the wake of his death are now auctioning off the items to raise money for Wright's family, league officials confirm. Players from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx -- along with the Brooklyn..." April 16

  • Miami Heat Loses Chance to Sign Former No. 2 Pick Jabari Parker

    Heavy "The Miami Heat has exactly one month left to fill their 15th roster spot if they want the new addition to help the team during their postseason run. While the pool of players to pick from has whittled down since the trade deadline, the Heat could sign Jabari Parker, who..." April 16

  • NBA G League Elite Camp to return in June before Draft

    USA Today "On Friday, it was announced that the 2021 NBA G League Elite Camp will take place June 19-21 with prospective draft hopefuls at a location still to be determined. Of course, the camp was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The scouting event gives prospects..." April 16

  • Miami Heat Owner Reveals Dwyane Wade Had Another Offer

    Heavy "There was a feeling of betrayal on Friday when news broke of Dwyane Wade buying an ownership stake in the Utah Jazz. The Miami Heat legend should have purchased a piece of the franchise that made him a three-time world champion. Why didn’t Wade pick up the phone and..." April 16

  • NBA Free Agency: Ranking the Top 5 Players at Every Position

    Bleacher Report "As the 2020-21 NBA season rounds into its home stretch, plenty of teams and players around the league are surely starting to think about free agency. For individuals, it's a potential opportunity to sign for loads of money and long-term stability, as well as a chance to..." April 16

  • Dwyane Wade buys ownership stake in Utah Jazz, wants hands-on role

    ESPN "Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade has purchased an ownership stake in the Utah Jazz, joining majority owner and governor Ryan Smith with plans to take an active role in the franchise and region. Wade, an eight-time All-NBA player with the Miami Heat, is the latest of..." April 16

  • Ranking The Highest Career PPG In A Season For Every NBA Franchise; One Player Is Way Ahead Of The Pack

    Fadeaway World "Scoring the ball is a facet of the game that is most attractive and most sought after. Especially in today’s NBA, the game is all about getting buckets. But which player does that best, when looking at each team’s greatest scoring leader? By going through all 30 franchises..." April 16

  • Ten NBA things Zach Lowe likes and doesn't like, including the Paul George vengeance tour

    ESPN "Let's roll with this week's 10 things, including Paul George's slithering attacks, the Tom Thibodeau effect and the most boring moment of the 2021 season. 1. The Paul George vengeance tour (regular season) is happening. Plus: Rajon Rondo! Watch..." April 16

  • Jimmy Butler Injury Update: Has Miami Heat Superstar Damaged His Ankle?

    Republic World "The Miami Heat might have to play without Jimmy Butler for some games. While there is no official comment about his status for upcoming games, the Heat suffered a low scoring 106-86 loss against the Phoenix Suns. Head coach Erik Spoelstra addressed the injury later, aware of how dangerous..." April 15

  • NBA trades: 20 stars who could be moved this summer

    Sportsnaut "NBA trades will be the name of the game this summer as some teams attempt to shed salaries of high-priced players. Other contending teams could very well look to find NBA All-Stars to team up with their already-elite players. Could the Washington Wizards pull the plug on a Bradley..." April 15

  • 5 players who boosted their draft stock in the NCAA Tournament

    The Score "There's no bigger stage in college basketball than March Madness. For some players, the exposure gained in the Big Dance is the difference between reaching the NBA and going undrafted. Here are five players who boosted their draft stock with standout performances in this..." April 15

  • 10 questions for final stretch of NBA season: Will Lakers secure top-four seed? Knicks to end playoff drought?

    CBS Sports "The NBA is approaching the tail end of the 2020-21 regular season, and as we set our sights on the playoffs, there's still plenty of storylines to keep an eye on as the final month of the season approaches. Some teams are firmly out of the playoff picture, like the Minnesota..." April 15

  • NBA GMs And Coaches Blame Injury Bug On The ‘Brutal’ Schedule: Worst Schedule in 25 years

    Fadeaway World "This NBA season has been tougher than most. Amid the constant threat of COVID-19, no fans in the arenas, and a brutal schedule, players have been having a hard time adjusting. In regards to the latter, specifically, NBA personnel are describing it as the worst schedule they’ve..." April 15

  • Tyler Herro Posts Due Date Of His Baby With Katya Elise Henry Who Thinks Having COVID Is Same As Cancer

    Black Sports Online "BSO reported weeks ago that Henry was pregnant with Herro’s baby and they have more or less confirmed it in photos and posts.  Henry has also confirmed she is an anti-vaxxer who thinks COVID and Cancer are the same things. " April 15

  • Goran Dragic on challenges of this season. Also, Heat’s tough back-to-back and ticket update

    Miami Herald "It has been a year full of inconsistencies for the Miami Heat. There have already been six-game and five-game losing skids for the Heat this season, along with six-game and five-game winning streaks. Some of that has to do with the uniqueness of this season that’s..." April 14

  • NBA personnel see link between compressed schedule, rash of injuries

    ESPN "Several NBA general managers and team health officials say the unorthodox and compressed schedule, attempting to make up games postponed due to COVID-related issues, has led to a rash of injuries around the league, with several teams fearing player health has reached a boiling..." April 14

  • No New COVID-19 Cases Among Players Since April 7

    Yardbarker "There were no confirmed positives in the latest round of COVID-19 testing, the NBA announced on Twitter. This marks the first time since Feb. 3 with no positive results in the weekly tests. The league reported that 488 players have been undergone testing since April..." April 14

  • Top Offseason Goals for Every NBA Team

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, the 2021 offseason is only about a month away for some NBA teams. While it still seems like we just wrapped up bubble play, the chase for a new champion will soon kick off. As the playoffs rage, other teams will shift their focus to the draft and free..." April 14

  • Knicks’ top competition for Lonzo Ball in free agency

    Clutch Points "It’s no secret the New York Knicks had some level of interest in New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball before the NBA trade deadline. The Knicks obviously didn’t bring him in, but they will reportedly revisit the pursuit when Ball becomes a..." April 14

  • Heat poised for one final personnel move before playoff roster is complete

    Sun Sentinel "A season of seemingly never-ending personnel questions for the Miami Heat will have at least one more before the roster is settled. Based on the team’s position below the NBA’s luxury tax, the Heat have the salary-cap resources remaining to sign one additional player for..." April 14

  • Concern over Jamal Murray's knee injury evokes reminders of shortened 2012 NBA season

    CBS Sports "One of the NBA's young stars has just gone down with a torn ACL. Fans, and even some players, are placing blame on the condensed schedule as of late for the wear and tear that could have led to this. In other news around the country, spring is in full swing, and Barack Obama is revving up..." April 14

  • Checking In On Traded 2021 NBA First-Round Picks

    Hoops Rumors "It’s been nearly two months since we checked in on the status of 2021’s traded first-round picks, and there have been plenty of shifts in the NBA standings since then. Those changes have an impact on where in the draft certain traded picks will land, as well as whether or not some..." April 14

  • NBA playoff races: The favorites and long shots to watch

    ESPN "With the NBA playoffs just over a month away, now is a good time to take a look at where the key races stand and which teams are most likely to have to play their ways into the postseason brackets. Remember, in this new play-in era, the postseason hunt in each conference is actually..." April 14

  • In or Out? Predicting Postseason Fates for Fringe NBA Playoff Teams

    Bleacher Report "The NBA playoffs are the league's great separator. Even teams that get swept in the opening round or fail to advance past the first play-in game know quick exits are better than failing to gain entry in the first place. Playing beyond the 82nd game (or 72nd this season)..." April 13

  • 5 Superstars That Would Fit Perfectly With The Warriors’ System

    Fadeaway World "The Golden State Warriors are currently the 10th seed in the Western Conference, and it is clear that the offense needs some pieces that fit well with Steve Kerr’s motion offense. Steve Kerr’s system is based on having a lot of ball movement and spreading the floor with good..." April 13