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  • Ideal Landing Spots For Joel Embiid After Nick Nurse Hire

    ProSportsDaily "The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Nick Nurse to be the 26th head coach in franchise history and if history is any indication, Nurse's hard-nose, defense first mentality may not be suitable for a player like Joel Embiid who likes to slack on defense.  If the pair don't..." May 29

  • A massive trade sending Luka Doncic to this juggernaut team would stun the NBA

    ProSportsDaily "Plain and simple, if Luka Doncic stays with the Dallas Mavericks, his name will be part of the conversation of superstar players who never won a Championship. The roster is poorly constructed, the coaching is questionable, and management (Mark Cuban) continues to make decisions that leave you..." May 29

  • 4 ideal Fred VanVleet landing spots in NBA free agency

    Sportsnaut "When it comes to the best point guards available in NBA free agency, Fred VanVleet is one of the top players on the market and he is sure to have many interested suitors this summer. While Kyrie Irving is likely to get a lot of attention this summer as one of the best talents on the..." May 29

  • 76ers Hire Nick Nurse For Vacant Head Coaching Role

    ProSportsDaily "The Philadelphia 76ers have found their man.  According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the 76ers and Nick Nurse have agreed in principle to a contract that would make Nurse the new head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.  This comes just days after Nurse met with the Suns..." May 29

  • This is the blockbuster Joel Embiid trade that would rock the NBA

    NBA Analysis "The New York Knicks’ season ended with Jalen Brunson attempting to carry a team in the NBA playoffs that didn’t pack enough punch around him. He needs a viable co-star to take this thing to the next level. There is enough of a sample size now to see that Julius Randle..." May 29

  • CJ McCollum Makes Huge Damian Lillard Trade Prediction

    NBA Analysis "Former Portland Trail Blazers guard and current New Orleans Pelicans star CJ McCollum thinks the Blazers could trade superstar guard Damian Lillard during the NBA offseason. McCollum predicted on The Ryen Russillo Podcast that the Blazers could decide to trade Lillard and..." May 29

  • Knicks Could Poach Guard From Brooklyn Nets This Summer

    Heavy "The New York Knicks may have come across a significant amount of success with their currently constructed collection of talent in 2022-23, but if their postseason run taught the front office anything it’s that they could use for some bolstering in the shot-making..." May 29

  • 20 possible targets for Lakers to consider acquiring this offseason

    CBS Sports "Rob Pelinka has made it clear that he wants to keep the core of the Los Angeles Lakers together this offseason. Doing so will mean hefty expenditures in free agency. Austin Reaves and Rui Hachimura will be priorities in free agency assuming the Lakers don't..." May 29

  • Trail Blazers’ 3 Star Trade Targets Using 3rd Pick, Revealed

    NBA Analysis "Since the Portland Trail Blazers won the third pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, they have been a common team to pop up in trade rumors. With Damian Lillard still on the roster, they will try to package that pick in a deal that gets them a more win-now return. In a recent installment of..." May 29

  • Lakers have reportedly lost best chance to land Kyrie Irving this summer

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly have one realistic route to land Kyrie Irving this summer, and it seems that opportunity is a no-go. Despite falling short of the franchise’s always lofty championship goals this spring, the Los Angeles Lakers organization had a lot to feel good..." May 29

  • 4 teams in top 5 of 2023 NBA Draft already ‘generating trade chatter’

    Clutch Points "Front office executives are always particularly active around the NBA Draft and this year is no different, as NBA insider Marc Stein reports that “pretty much every team above the [Indiana] Pacers that didn’t win the right to draft Victor Wembanyama with the No...." May 29

  • Can Jimmy Butler Add One More Chapter to His Playoff Legend?

    The Ringer "When Jimmy Butler walked off the floor following Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, moments after a last-second putback by Derrick White won the game for Boston, he exuded confidence in the face of shock. “That’s good basketball,” he said in his postgame..." May 29

  • Lakers' LeBron James Posts Cryptic IG Story Quoting Jay-Z amid Retirement Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James continued to be cryptic about his future in the NBA with the offseason kicking into gear. In an Instagram Story, the four-time MVP pulled a lyric from Jay-Z's "What More Can I Say" that seemingly teased the idea of his..." May 29

  • Lakers Could Pursue Heat’s Gabe Vincent, Says NBA GM

    NBA Analysis "One NBA general manager has labeled Miami Heat guard Gabe Vincent as a potential target for the Los Angeles Lakers this summer. A Western Conference general manager told Sean Deveney of Heavy Sports that Vincent is the kind of player the Lakers need. “Gabe..." May 29

  • D'Angelo Russell Could Join This Young Eastern Conference Team Next Season

    Fadeaway World "Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell might be on his way to the Toronto Raptors, according to analysts. Per Bleacher Report's staff, Russell could fit in for the Raptors if Fred VanVleet decides to leave during free agency.  “Ideally,..." May 29

  • 3 best Hornets trades using No. 27 pick in 2023 NBA Draft

    Clutch Points "The Charlotte Hornets own five picks throughout the 2023 NBA Draft. They were unfortunate to come up just short of the No. 1 overall pick and miss out on the consensus top pick Victor Wembanyama, which apparently also cost Hornets owner Michael Jordan half a million bucks...." May 29

  • Ja Morant’s Mom Is Now Being Blamed For His Violent Behavior & Gun Use

    Total Pro Sports "Ja Morant’s mother is now being blamed for the NBA star’s recent violent behavior amid the latest controversy surrounding the player. Morant, considered to be one of the best players in the league, got himself in trouble again after appearing in a second Instagram..." May 29

  • Lakers’ Bucket-Getter Floated as ‘Ambitious’ Celtics Target in Free Agency

    Heavy "Regardless of what happens in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics will enter the off-season armed with the Taxpayer Mid-Level exception, worth $5 million. According to Bleacher Report, Boston should look to see if their status as perennial..." May 29

  • Devin Booker reportedly prefers 1 name to be Suns’ next head coach

    Sportsnaut "When it comes to who will be the next Phoenix Suns head coach, it seems the team’s incumbent superstar, Devin Booker, has a preferred choice among the field of candidates. The Phoenix Suns are in the midst of a huge moment in the franchise’s history. After six straight..." May 29

  • Rui Hachimura Is Expected To Get A Deal Worth At Least $15 Million Per Year In Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "The 2022-23 season may have ended in disappointment for Rui Hachimura but he certainly made a name for himself with some strong displays in the postseason. The 25-year-old was on the court for an average of 24.3 MPG during which he put up 12.2 PPG and 3.6 RPG while shooting 55.7% from..." May 29

  • Pacers Looking to Trade Up in 1st Round

    Bleacher Report "There is reportedly some belief within the NBA that the Indiana Pacers will attempt to move up in the first round of the 2023 draft. According to NBA insider Marc Stein, the "rumbles are rising in volume" regarding a possible Pacers move up the draft..." May 29

  • Heat Book Team Flight to Denver in Anticipation of NBA Finals

    SI "The Celtics and Heat will face each other in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night to see which team will compete in the 2023 NBA Finals against the Nuggets. Game 1 of the NBA Finals will take place Thursday night in Denver, and the Heat..." May 29

  • Kendrick Perkins: Celtics Completing 3-0 Comeback Would Mean Nothing to Boston Without Championship

    The Big Lead "On Monday night the Boston Celtics will attempt to go where no team has before and win Game 7 to complete a 3-0 playoff series comeback. The Miami Heat will be doing everything they can to avoid the infamy that would come with being the first team to blow such a series lead...." May 29

  • Heat hoping to reverse brutal Scott Foster trend in Game 7

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Heat are looking to avoid the worst collapse in NBA history, and they will have to reverse a big recent trend in order to that. The NBA announced on Monday that Scott Foster has been assigned as the crew chief for Game 7 between Miami and the Boston Celtics. That is probably..." May 29

  • Kenyon Martin Apologized To Julius Randle And His Wife For Comments After Knicks Playoff Elimination

    Fadeaway World "The New York Knicks had a very strong season, qualifying for the NBA Playoffs once again as the fifth seed and making it to the second round. At the start of the season, very few people would've expected the Knicks to make it that far. The Knicks were summarily eliminated by the..." May 29

  • Mark Cuban drops truth bomb on why team owners don’t sell when losing amid Athletics’ nightmare season

    Clutch Points "The Oakland Athletics seemingly have no interest in winning, on pace for the worst record in MLB history. That doesn’t mean ownership will look to sell the team anytime soon. Just ask Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Owners who control losing MLB..." May 29

  • Raptors’ Coaching Search Nearing Conclusion

    Hoops Rumors "The Raptors are advancing to a second round of interviews for their head coaching job, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports. It may not be long before they announce Nick Nurse’s replacement. A source told Smith the Raptors president Masai..." May 29

  • NBA opens investigation into ref Eric Lewis over alleged Twitter burner

    The Score "The NBA opened an investigation into 19-year referee Eric Lewis over allegations he used a Twitter account to respond to posts about officiating and defend himself and other officials, league sources confirmed to ESPN. NBA insider Marc Stein also reported about the..." May 29

  • Compelling Video Exposes How Celtics-Heat Game 6 Was “Rigged” For Boston

    Total Pro Sports "It seems like after every big sporting event these days, there are at least a handful of people who are able to come up with theories explaining how the game in question was rigged. While some of these videos can be flat-out preposterous, others tend to at least get the people..." May 29

  • Patrick Beverley had ruthless tweet about NBA referee burner account situation

    Larry Brown Sports "Patrick Beverley could not resist posting an extremely Patrick Beverley tweet this week. The Chicago Bulls guard had fans rolling with his Twitter post on Saturday referencing the recent burner account allegations involving veteran referee Eric Lewis. The NBA has launched an official..." May 29

  • Mavericks not planning to accommodate Kyrie Irving in sign-and-trade

    Sportsnaut "We’re just over a month away from the start of NBA free agency, where Kyrie Irving is set to be one of the best players available on the open market. The 31-year-old’s late trade to the Dallas Mavericks may not have gone the way anyone envisioned, but the organization also..." May 28

  • 1 Ambitious Free-Agent Target for Every NBA Team

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, the start of 2023 NBA free agency is right around the corner. And with the vast majority of the league already in offseason mode, it's time for us hoops heads to start seriously thinking about it. And what better way to do prep for #TransactionSeason than by..." May 28

  • Raptors discuss trade for fourth pick in NBA draft with Rockets: Looking at two possible targets

    Sportsnaut "After letting Nick Nurse go following five seasons as head coach, the Toronto Raptors still haven’t identified a replacement throughout their interview process. But the front office doesn’t need to know who their coach is to discuss trades with other teams regarding draft..." May 28

  • Nick Nurse Reuniting with Daryl Morey 'Is Very Much Enticing to Nurse'

    Bleacher Report "If the Philadelphia 76ers find themselves attempting to convince former Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse to join their club, his relationship with president of basketball operations Daryl Morey will reportedly help. "Sources have said that reuniting with Morey is very much..." May 28

  • Bucks Coach Adrian Griffin Was Accused Of Violence Against His Ex-Wife When She Was Pregnant

    Fadeaway World "The Milwaukee Bucks let go of Head Coach Mike Budenholzer following their first-round playoff exit against the Miami Heat. After a brief coaching search, they have now appointed former Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin as the new Head Coach.  Adrian Griffin's coaching..." May 28

  • Where Is 'Playoff Jimmy' Butler When Miami Heat Need Him Most?

    Bleacher Report "With three seconds left in the fourth quarter of Saturday's Game 6 between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, Al Horford fouled Jimmy Butler on a stepback three-point attempt. Butler stepped to the line, with this team down two and facing the prospect of a Game 7 in Boston, where..." May 28

  • Tyler Herro fires back at Stan Van Gundy with savage response

    Larry Brown Sports "Tyler Herro is pulling an Uno reverse card on Stan Van Gundy. The former NBA head coach (and now TNT commentator) Van Gundy went viral this week for his roast of Herro, the Miami Heat guard. Herro remains in street clothes on the bench while he continues to recover from a broken hand...." May 28

  • The 10 NBA Players Who Could Be Retired By 2025

    Fadeaway World "As basketball fans, watching our favorite players reach the end of their careers is always a tough pill to swallow. In a way, we look at these players like they are superheroes who never get old and never walk away from the game. The latest retirement frenzy was sparked by comments made by..." May 28

  • 4 ideal DeMar DeRozan trade scenarios this summer, including Kings

    Sportsnaut "While many other stars are getting talked about as impact players that could change teams, DeMar DeRozan is the under-the-radar All-Star that could be headed to a contender in a blockbuster trade this summer. Just like every other summer, this one is set to be a busy few months for..." May 27

  • 3 Zach LaVine trades to reshape the Bulls

    USA Today "The Chicago Bulls aren’t a championship-caliber team. They have made the playoffs in one of two seasons with their current core, and this past season, they took a huge step backward. Arturas Karnisovas seems intent on competing with the current iteration of the roster,..." May 27

  • Bucks hiring Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin as head coach following meeting with Giannis Antetokounmpo

    The Athletic "The Milwaukee Bucks are hiring Toronto Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin as the franchise’s next head coach, league sources told The Athletic on Saturday.  The decision to hire Griffin comes at the end of a three-week process of searching for a new head coach that..." May 27

  • Knicks rumors: Latest on potential Julius Randle trade

    Sportsnaut "After a strong showing in the 2022-2023 season, this offseason will be pivotal for the New York Knicks as they try to make the kind of roster adjustments that can make them a legitimate title contender next season. Unfortunately for New York Knicks fans, for the 49th straight year,..." May 27

  • Damian Lillard trolls Lakers fans over offseason plans

    Larry Brown Sports "Every offseason, whether justified or not, Damian Lillard’s Portland Trail Blazers future becomes a topic of conversation. Lillard is already opting to have some fun with it as the speculation gets started anew. Lillard went live on Instagram on Saturday and was quickly asked by..." May 27

  • Nick Nurse reportedly withdrew himself from Bucks interview process

    Sportsnaut "Adrian Griffin will be in charge of coaching Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks next season in a move that was announced earlier today. His hiring comes after the organization considered several other candidates, including Nick Nurse, who had Griffin on his staff as an..." May 27

  • Meet Jocelyn Saber, The Boston Celtics Cheerleader Setting The Internet On Fire

    Total Pro Sports "The Boston Celtics are still in the NBA playoffs after playing two games since they went down 3-0 to the Miami Heat. The reigning Eastern Conference champions won a game in Miami earlier in the week and steamrolled Erik Spoelstra’s side on Thursday night. While everyone’s..." May 27

  • The Lakers Can Create A Superteam By Trading LeBron James And Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers season in 2023-24 is in doubt as of this moment. After all, LeBron James, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, might decide to retire if he wakes up one morning and realizes the team isn’t fit to win championships. Whether that is true or not..." May 27

  • New York Knicks have 1 major reason to hope Detroit Pistons fail in head coach search

    Sportsnaut "While no NBA organization is rooting for their competitors to succeed, the New York Knicks have a good reason to hope the Detroit Pistons head coach search this offseason fails miserably. Over the last few weeks, five different NBA coaches were either handed their walking papers or..." May 27

  • Details spill on Carmelo Anthony offers before retirement – but not in the NBA

    Clutch Points "It wasn’t a complete shock when Carmelo Anthony recently announced his retirement from the NBA. In truth, we all saw this coming considering how the 10-time All-Star failed to sign with any team this past season. Still, it was sad to officially say goodbye to..." May 27

  • Ty Lue’s future with Clippers gets major update amid Suns rumors

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns are still searching for a new head coach to lead the two-headed monster of Kevin Durant and Devin Booker after firing former Coach of the Year, Monty Williams, following a second-round exit in the 2023 NBA Playoffs. Yet, while Los Angeles Clippers head..." May 27

  • Charles Barkley Gives Heartfelt Advice To Zion Williamson

    NBA Analysis "NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley recently gave some advice to New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Zion Williamson. Barkley, one of the greatest players in NBA history, said on The Steam Room podcast that Williamson has to get in shape. “Zion Williamson, yo man. I..." May 27

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