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  • 14 NBA Teams Have Open 20-Man Roster Spots

    Hoops Rumors "With NBA training camps right around the corner, several more teams filled their 20-man offseason rosters this week. The Hornets did so on Monday, with the Mavericks, Pistons, Raptors, and Hawks following suit over the next few days. Those clubs join a list of..." September 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA Passes Stricter Tampering, Compliance Rules Package

    SI "The NBA Board of Governors unanimously passed a stricter package of provisions to enforce compliance with tampering and salary cap circumvention. NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed the rules changes in a press conference and said there "need to be consequences" when rules are..." September 20

  • Top 5 Young Stars Who Need To Change Teams

    Fadeaway World "For young players to blossom and play well, they have to be put into the right situation. Players such as Trae Young, De’Aaron Fox, and Karl-Anthony Towns have been given the keys to their respective teams and we have seen them take off and essentially turn into All-Stars. But..." September 20

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Power Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest power forward of all time? Now that we've discussed the top 10 point guards, shooting guards and small forwards in NBA history, it's time to look at the chameleon of basketball positions: power forwards. For..." September 20

  • Bam Adebayo got crushed by Kobayashi in a burger eating contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "We got word earlier this week that Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo would be going head-to-head against competitive eating champion Kobayashi in a burger eating contest. That contest date has come and gone, and it doesn’t look like Adebayo did very well against the..." September 20

  • Dwyane Wade and family launch T-shirt line in support of LGBT community

    Sporting News "Dwyane Wade and his family are putting their money where their mouths are in support of the LGBT community.  The retired NBA star took to Instagram to announce a collaboration with the lifestyle brand YNGDNA. Both Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union,..." September 19

  • Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union Put Miami Beach Mansion Up for Sale for $32.5M

    Bleacher Report "Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union have reportedly put their Miami mansion on the market for $32.5 million. The 14,000-square-foot estate features six bedrooms and nine full bathrooms, according to Jane Wooldridge of..." September 19

  • Why Dwyane Wade should consider a comeback to play for the Lakers

    Clutch Points "Dwyane Wade walked away from the NBA last season. He had his Last Dance and had a great farewell to his NBA career. It’s hard to write a better ending to a Hall of Fame career the way he closed his. Naturally, there have been rumblings about a possible comeback, mostly..." September 19

  • NBA Execs Anticipate Active In-Season Trade Market

    Heavy "fter an extraordinary summer of 2019, which saw a cavalcade of stars—including Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kemba Walker, Al Horford and Jimmy Butler—change teams, executives around the league expect..." September 18

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Small Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest small forward of all time? That's the question at hand with the top 10s for both point guards and shooting guards in the rearview. As was the case with the 2s, there isn't a ton of suspense surrounding the top spot here...." September 18

  • Miami’s Bam Adebayo to go up against Kobayashi in cheeseburger-eating contest

    Miami Herald "For lunch on Wednesday, Heat center Bam Adebayo will eat a cheeseburger. Or two, or three, or more. Adebayo will be among the celebrities competing against Guinness world-record holder and competitive-eating star Takeru Kobayashi in a cheeseburger-eating contest Wednesday at..." September 17

  • Heat Sign Guard Mychal Mulder

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat have signed guard Mychal Mulder.  Mulder, who was selected in the first round (ninth overall) in the 2017 NBA G League Draft, appeared in 47 games (all starts) with the Windy City Bulls last season and averaged 13.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 32.9..." September 17

  • Ranking NBA's Best Backcourts for 2019-20 Season

    Bleacher Report "Most of the NBA's best backcourt combinations are going to look quite different in 2019-20. With Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Chris Paul, D'Angelo Russell and Mike Conley all switching teams this offseason, many of the league's best..." September 16

  • Justise Winslow makes Heat goal clear, ‘I want to play point guard’

    Sun Sentinel "This wasn't Justise Winslow throwing down the gauntlet, issuing challenges to either Erik Spoelstra or Goran Dragic, making demands of the Miami Heat brain trust. This was Justise Winslow being true to himself. “I’m looking forward to playing point guard this..." September 16

  • Several Reported Free Agent Deals Not Yet Official

    Hoops Rumors "When a free agent agrees to join an NBA team, his tentative deal with the club is generally reported before he officially signs his contract. Often, word of an agreement between a player and team breaks minutes or hours – or perhaps a day or two – before the deal is formally..." September 15

  • Dwyane Wade Says Jimmy Butler Will “Energize” The Heat

    Heavy "The Miami Heat signed Jimmy Butler this summer and Dwyane Wade is a fan of it. “Jimmy, he really wanted to be in Miami,” Dwyane told me. “He wanted to be apart of the culture that Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra, myself and Udonis have held up..." September 15

  • Porn Site Bang Bros Says It Has Submitted Naming Rights Bid For Miami Arena

    Total Pro Sports "I really hope this is real, because this would be the greatest thing ever attempted in the history of ever. Earlier this week, American Airlines confirmed it will relinquish naming rights to the downtown arena where the Miami Heat play. On Thursday, popular porn website..." September 12

  • Jerry Colangelo won't forget U.S. World Cup pullouts

    Clutch Points "Jerry Colangelo, managing director for USA basketball, was not in a jovial mood after Team USA’s second consecutive loss in the FIBA World Cup. The Americans lost again on Thursday, as they fell to Serbia, 94-89. Following another disappointing loss, Colangelo made it clear that..." September 12

  • China loves the NBA, but when will the next Yao Ming arrive?

    ESPN "David Stern looked like a lost American tourist standing outside of the Chinese Central Television offices in Beijing for hours in 1989. Three years before "The Dream Team" made the world fall in love with basketball, the then-NBA commissioner actually helped light the spark that led..." September 12

  • Heat Exercise Bam Adebayo's 2020-21 Option

    SLAM Online "The Heat had until October 31 to make a decision on the fourth-year option on Bam Adebayo’s contract but they wasted no time. Miami announced that it has picked up the 2020-21 option in a team press release. " September 11

  • Dwyane Wade Reveals Why Carmelo Anthony Can Still Play NBA Basketball

    Heavy "Mayday, Mayday: Carmelo Anthony is still a free agent! I repeat: Carmelo Anthony is STILL an NBA free agent. Carmelo Anthony & Jamal Crawford Need teams! My newest installment with September 11

  • Heat’s arena seeking new sponsor, will no longer be called American Airlines Arena

    Hot Hot Hoops "Home to Miami Heat for the last 20 years, when the present deal expires American Airlines won’t be “in the mix” for naming rights to the arena per reports. The home of the Miami Heat is getting a new name: American Airlines is no longer vying for the naming rights it..." September 11

  • 10 NBA Stars That Could Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is a league of movement, and this has been the case in most recent years. Some of the league’s stars have moved around a lot last season, and this trend will likely continue in 2020. Teams have different needs when they decide to trade their star players and these..." September 10

  • Dwyane Wade Seems Interested in Owning NFL Team With Rick Ross

    Complex "Dwyane Wade hasn't been out of the pro sports world very long and he's already interested in finding a way back. In a conversation with Rick Ross for GQ, the recently retired NBA star revealed that he's open to owning a team in the NFL. The two celebs who are heavily associated with..." September 10

  • NBA Teams That Never Won It All but Won't Be Forgotten

    Bleacher Report "Some of the greatest teams in NBA history never won a title for a variety of reasons, including because of injuries. As you'll see, we're not even including the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors, who have case for inclusion. There's also this Michael Jordan guy who killed some..." September 10

  • Dwyane Wade shoots down comeback rumors, says he’s staying retired

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade caused quite a stir yesterday when he appeared to allude to a potential comeback in the wake of his retirement following the 2018-19 NBA season. In a column by Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times, Wade stated that he plans to stay in shape and..." September 09

  • Dwyane Wade Says He's Going to Work Out with LeBron James Before Lakers Games

    Bleacher Report "Former NBA guard and surefire future Naismith Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade may be enjoying his retirement, but the ex-Miami Heat superstar will still be present at NBA games this season as he helps friend and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James prep pregame. "You're..." September 08

  • Dwyane Wade On Possible Comeback: ‘Never Say Never’

    Heat Nation "Home / Media / Dwyane Wade Hints at Possible Comeback From Retirement: ‘Never Say Never’ Dwyane Wade Hints at Possible Comeback From Retirement: ‘Never Say Never’ By Omar Guerrero Tweet Pin It Updated: September 8,..." September 08

  • Nick Nurse intends to ramp up recruitment of NBA players for Team Canada

    Sportsnet "Nick Nurse believes he can play a bigger role in building Canada’s basketball team. Nurse was still soaking up the heady experience of the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA championship run when he was named head coach of the Canadian team in June, and tasked with securing an..." September 07

  • 12 NBA Salary Guarantees To Watch In October

    Hoops Rumors "The majority of the NBA players who are currently on non-guaranteed contracts won’t have their salaries for 2019/20 become fully guaranteed until January 10. That’s the league-wide salary guarantee date and the default deadline that applies to players who haven’t..." September 06

  • How Many Current NBA Players Are Really Future Hall of Famers?

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is flush with talent—perhaps more so than it has ever been before. This past season alone, there were over a dozen players who performed at what we would have considered MVP-level in the past. You're likely to run out of fingers and toes if..." September 06

  • Report: Major agencies planning to boycott NCAA’s new agent testing

    Clutch Points "Less than a month ago, the NCAA tried to impose their will on player agents, instituting a new mandate that would require agents to have a bachelor’s degree. Although the NCAA later rescinded the change after massive backlash, the community of agency firms and individual agents are..." September 06

  • Rumor: Sixers players mostly liked Jimmy Butler and were open to running it back

    Clutch Points "Players on the Philadelphia 76ers reportedly mostly liked small forward Jimmy Butler and were open to running it back, but Sixers management wanted to go in another direction, according to Dave Early of Liberty Ballers. As part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Miami Heat, the Sixers..." September 05

  • Source: Jimmy Butler would have stayed for a max, Sixers uninterested

    Liberty Ballers "Sixers Head Coach Brett Brown described on numerous occasions last season the different “teams” he had. The Sixers core morphed several times over the course of the year. As far as basketball goes, it feels like a lifetime ago that they were gearing up for training camp with players..." September 05

  • NBA Rumors: Tension between Sixers’ coaching staff and Jimmy Butler did exist at times last season

    Clutch Points "There was reportedly tension between the Philadelphia 76ers’ coaching staff and Jimmy Butler last season, and it played a role in the Sixers’ decision to not re-sign the four-time All-Star this summer in free agency, according to Dave Early of Liberty..." September 05

  • Eight NBA players who could have breakout seasons with their new teams following a busy free agency period

    CBS Sports "Victor Oladipo is the poster boy for a change of scenery leading to suddenly-fulfilled potential. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft was solid, but not elite in his first four seasons with the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder. But a trade to Indiana..." September 04

  • Heat To Sign Davon Reed To Camp Deal

    Miami Herald "It looks like the competition for a Heat two-way contract will include guard Davon Reed. Reed, who played four seasons for the Miami Hurricanes from 2013-17, is expected to sign a non-guaranteed contract with the Heat, according to a league source. The deal has not been signed..." September 03

  • NBA weighing investment vehicle to buy minority shares of individual teams

    Clutch Points "At the end of the day, the NBA is still a business. The whole world was reminded of this very fact of late, with news emerging pertaining to the league’s reported interest in investing on a small stake in individual teams. In an article by Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg, this..." September 03

  • Trade Packages to Break Up NBA's Worst Star Pairings

    Bleacher Report "Collecting star players is usually the key to success in the NBA.  But while pure talent typically wins out, some star pairings are destined to fail due to skill overlap, chemistry issues or roster fit. While superstars such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kawhi..." September 03

  • Team USA might really be in trouble at FIBA World Cup

    SB Nation "When Turkey’s Dogus Balbay took an unsportsmanlike foul from Joe Harris in the final nine seconds of overtime of Team USA’s second FIBA World Cup group stage, it looked like it was over. Turkey led the U.S., 92-91, and Balbaby was awarded two free throws and possession of..." September 03

  • Hawks, Warriors, Grizzlies Have Made Most Offseason Trades

    Hoops Rumors "A total of 43 trades have been completed by NBA teams since the 2018/19 season ended, including three deals involving three teams and one that included four teams. No club has been more active on the trade market during that time than the Hawks, who completed eight deals. However,..." September 03

  • Redick, Iguodala and Under-the-Radar NBA Veterans Who Aren't Done Yet

    Bleacher Report "We all know veterans such as LeBron James and Steph Curry are going to put up huge numbers in 2019-20, barring injury. But what about some of the equally seasoned but less heralded players? You know, the guys teams may not have built their offseasons around acquiring but who could be..." September 03

  • Jalen Rose Hints That Heat Could Trade For John Wall, Bradley Beal

    Fadeaway World "With the acquisition of Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat took a step towards true contention in the East. But without another blockbuster move, they will never reach the top. Fortunately, there are two names that may be available for them at some point this upcoming season: Bradley Beal..." September 03

  • LiAngelo Ball says Nets, Thunder, Heat expressed interest in adding him to 2019 Summer League roster

    USA Today "The Oklahoma City Thunder had a few players on its 2019 NBA Summer League roster who earned some attention throughout play. But there could have been far more buzz surrounding the team had LiAngelo Ball been healthy. The younger brother of New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball and..." September 02

  • NBA Teams In The Tax For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "While 2019’s salary cap increase wasn’t as substantial as 2016’s, the jump from last season’s $101,869,000 cap to this year’s $109,140,000 represents the second-biggest increase in NBA history. The luxury tax line increased along with the salary cap,..." September 02

  • 2K producer explains decision to go with Dwyane Wade for NBA 2K20 Legend Edition over Dirk Nowitzki

    Clutch Points "2K senior producer Erick Boenisch has finally explained why they decided to choose Dwyane Wade over Dirk Nowitzki for the cover of the NBA 2K20 Legend Edition. Per SubReal of AltChar, Boenisch admitted that the reason behind the Wade selection wasn’t that “great.”..." September 02

  • Power Ranking USA Men's Basketball Roster Ahead of 2019 FIBA World Cup

    Bleacher Report "Australia ended a 78-game winning streak for the USA Basketball men's senior team in the lead-up to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup that starts Saturday in China. The hosts won 98-94 in front of 52,079 fans in Melbourne. After all the high-profile..." August 30

  • Highest-Paid NBA Players By Team

    Hoops Rumors "Earlier today, we listed the top 50 highest-paid NBA players for the 2019/20 season. While that list presented a clear picture of the highest earners for the upcoming season, not every NBA team was represented. Neither the Grizzlies nor the Knicks had a..." August 30

  • Decisions On 2020/21 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the NBA’s current Collective Bargaining Agreement, the deadline for teams to sign fourth-year players to rookie scale extensions was moved up from October 31 to the last day before the regular season begins, but Halloween remains an important date on the NBA’s..." August 30

  • Who could be the NBA’s Andrew Luck?

    SB Nation "Andrew Luck’s decision to retire from the NFL at age 29 with tens of millions of dollars on the table continues to draw a mix of astonishment and understanding around the American sports landscape. The NBA does not have a serious record of early choice retirements probably because..." August 30