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  • Gordon Hayward's Been Through Too Much to Get Booed by Jazz Fans

    12 Up "We need a statute of limitations for booing in the modern NBA, and Gordon Hayward is a perfect case study. In Hayward's latest return to Utah, a team he gave seven seasons of his career to, he was booed by Jazz fans. It's a situation that doesn't surprise anyone..." February 27

  • Why the Boston Celtics won't sign your favorite buyout possibility

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Celtics’ bench contributed a measly 21 points over the first two games of the team's current four-game road trip out west and a particularly vocal group of fans used the anemic output to renew both their laments that Danny Ainge didn’t make a deadline deal to bolster..." February 27

  • Jazz Moving Joe Ingles Out Of Starting Lineup

    Hoops Rumors "3:33pm: The Jazz have changed their minds on removing Conley from the starting lineup and will instead move Ingles to the bench, according to Charania and Jones (via Twitter). The move will have a similar effect on the rotation balance, with a defensive specialist who doesn’t need..." February 26

  • Jazz Will Move Mike Conley To The Bench, Start Royce O'Neale

    Uproxx "Mike Conley’s first year outside of Memphis has been up and down, as the Utah Jazz’s big offseason addition hasn’t been as snug of a fit in his new digs as some first believed. Conley, who has battled with injury this year, is averaging 13.4 points and 4.1 assists in 27.9..." February 26

  • The Man Who Told the NBA 'No'

    Bleacher Report "Between the giant banners waving, the air horns blaring, the constant rumble of synchronized songs from the fans and the inordinate number of rage-fueled middle fingers ripping through the air, the atmosphere inside the WiZink Center—home to Real Madrid Baloncesto—for the second of..." February 25

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For DeMarcus Cousins Next Season

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers waived DeMarcus Cousins earlier this week to make room for their new player, Markieff Morris. Cousins signed a one-year deal with the team in the offseason after spending the 2018/19 season with the Golden State Warriors. However, he didn’t appear in a single game..." February 24

  • The Biggest X-Factor for Every Top NBA Championship Contender

    Bleacher Report "Let's talk about the NBA's most important X-factors, shall we? Painting this year's championship picture is more difficult than in recent years. The field isn't just deep; it's vast. Roughly one-third of the league's teams can sell themselves on..." February 23

  • Free Agent Stock Watch 2020: Northwest Division

    Hoops Rumors "Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Northwest Division: Malik..." February 22

  • 5 NBA stars playing for big contracts down the stretch

    Sportsnaut "Team-wide success around the NBA can ultimately be a financial boon for individual players set to hit free agency. That’s no different with about two months remaining in the 2019-20 season. New Orleans Pelicans star forward Brandon Ingram is set to hit restricted free agency..." February 21

  • Nine chaotic moments that could shake up the suddenly stable NBA

    ESPN "For nearly a year, the NBA universe has been focused on one date: June 30, 2021. That is when reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to become an unrestricted free agent. Teams have focused on being set up to chase Antetokounmpo and other stars two summers from now,..." February 21

  • Is the NBA's 2021 free agency class ‘overhyped’?

    Distinct Athlete "The 2021 NBA free agency class may feature some of the game’s biggest stars, like LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, but one NBA executive things it’s being “overhyped.” ESPN’s Tim Bontemps shared an interesting quote from an anonymous..." February 20

  • Jazz forward Joe Ingles rips fan for impolite photo request

    Clutch Points "Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles has amassed quite a following in recent years for his no-nonsense approach to the game of basketball. Although he is grateful for every admirer he meets, the 32-year-old Aussie recently opened up about the disrespectful behavior of a fan who..." February 19

  • NBA leaning toward keeping target score for next year's All-Star Game

    The Score "There's a "good assumption" the Association will use a target score once again to end next year's All-Star Game, NBA president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN's Zach Lowe. The league will also discuss using the new concept in the elimination..." February 19

  • NBA could use target score in G-League

    Clutch Points "The league tried something new at this year’s NBA All-Star Game in order to promote competitiveness while also honoring the late Kobe Bryant. Rather than playing a traditional game with four 12-minute quarters in order to decide a winner, each team had the opportunity to..." February 19

  • BAL brings attention to African talent

    CBS Sports "Amadou Gallo Fall knows that when the Basketball Africa League tips off on March 13 in Dakar, Senegal, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died in January from a brain hemorrhage, will be smiling down on them. As the President of the BAL, Fall announced the 12 teams who would be..." February 19

  • Adam Silver pins NBA ratings decline to star player injuries, illegal streaming

    New York Daily News "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that injuries to star players have played a role in the league’s declining TV ratings in recent seasons. Specifically, it’s the inability to flex to other games on the schedule when the big names aren’t playing. "There..." February 19

  • All-Star fourth quarter featured more than 15 minutes of gameplay

    Pro Basketball Talk "One overlooked feature of the NBA’s new All-Star game format: It seemed designed to shorten the game. Sure, the league wanted to add an interesting wrinkle to a game that had grown stale. The exact details were tweaked to honor Kobe Bryant. But – in the era..." February 18

  • TV ratings rise with new NBA All-Star Game format

    Sport Business "The format change of the National Basketball Association All-Star Game has proven a hit with fans, with TV ratings for this year’s event at Chicago’s United Center averaging 7.3 million viewers across TNT and TSN, which represents an eight-per-cent rise over last..." February 18

  • Jeff Green Opts To Sign with Rockets

    Hoops Rumors "Free agent forward Jeff Green has agreed to sign with the Rockets, Tim MacMahon of ESPN tweets. Green was waived by the Jazz earlier this season. Green signed a one year, $2.56MM contract with Jazz last summer. Because his new contract will likely fall..." February 17

  • Winners And Losers From 2020 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago was among the most memorable in recent league history. Saturday night’s events were something else. The game itself the following night did not disappoint in any way. While the early going lacked defense and intensity, the end of the..." February 17

  • Fans Roast Chaka Khan's NBA All-Star Game National Anthem Performance

    Complex "Many of the pregame festivities that took place prior to the NBA All-Star Game earned rave (or at the least very positive) reviews, including Jennifer Hudson's Kobe tribute, and Dr. Dre's own Kobe tribute. Unfortunately (hey, we all have bad days), Chaka..." February 17

  • 3 More Changes NBA Should Make to All-Star Game Format

    12 Up "The new NBA All-Star Game format was a huge success. The changes created a competitive environment in the fourth quarter that had never been seen before in the event. Yet, a few more changes could be made to enhance what was already a solid idea. As with all new concepts,..." February 17

  • Kim and Kanye Courtside for Kobe Bryant Tribute at NBA All-Star Game

    TMZ "The Kobe Bryant tributes were AMAZING at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night ... and some of the biggest stars in the world were front and center for all of the emotional moments. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sat courtside at the United Center in Chicago --..." February 17

  • NBA All-Star Game format, explained: What to know about new 2020 rules, tribute to Kobe Bryant

    Sporting News "Unlike previous versions of the NBA All-Star Game, every quarter will matter in this year's contest. When captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo meet for the 2020 All-Star Game on Sunday (8 p.m. ET, TNT), their teams could be bringing a little more..." February 16

  • The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is Decadent and Depraved

    The Big Lead "As if the last 44 years of slam dunk contests weren't enough proof, the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest should throw the entire authenticity of the event into question. Enough fans cried foul when Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon was controversially denied the slam dunk crown..." February 16

  • NBA All-Star Weekend Gets 3,000 Strippers Work in Chicago

    TMZ "The strip club cavalry has arrived in Chicago with THOUSANDS of dancers, literally, making sure NBA superstars and fans are well entertained during All-Star Weekend!!! The good folks at Ocean Gentleman's Club, Factory and Club O tell TMZ Sports ... they've hired Last..." February 16

  • NBA renames All-Star MVP award to honor Kobe Bryant

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA has renamed its All-Star Game MVP trophy the Kobe Bryant MVP Award in the wake of Bryant’s tragic death. Commissioner Adam Silver announced the renaming at his annual All-Star weekend news conference on Saturday. " February 15

  • 5 NBA stars who must step up in second half of the season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA is now at its All-Star break. While the second half of the season has already started, the “unofficial” second half represents a time that teams get more serious. Contenders vie for playoff positioning. Stars attempt to step their game up. Those who struggled..." February 15

  • Latest group of Rising Stars highlights major flaws with NBA Draft's age game

    Sporting News "On the day he was selected in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Warriors, former Villanova forward Eric Paschall was 22 years old with another birthday looming in less than five months. Most of the league's teams make their choices on a policy of age over beauty, so he had to..." February 15

  • Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headline 8 finalists for Hall of Fame

    NBA.com " The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today at NBA All-Star Weekend the finalists from the North American and Women’s committees to be considered for election in 2020. The Class of 2020 will be announced Saturday, April 4th at NCAA..." February 14

  • 6 NBA Players Who Shockingly Never Made an All-Star Game

    12 Up "The NBA never fails to infuriate its fan base with maddening All-Star snubs. In 2020, players like Devin Booker (until Damian Lillard's untimely groin injury), Bradley Beal, and Zach LaVine were the most notable studs left off the rosters. Because those snubs..." February 14

  • 5 realistic trade proposals for Sixers star Joel Embiid

    Sportsnaut "We’ve seen the frustration on his face. We’ve heard the Philadelphia 76ers fans boo him. We’ve watched the team struggle as a whole at times this season. Things are not going too swimmingly for All-Star center Joel Embiid and his Sixers right now. It has led to..." February 14

  • 2020 NBA All-Star Game tickets most expensive ever

    SLAM Online "When the NBA All-Star Game returns to Chicago on February 16, 2020, it will be the third time the Windy City has hosted the event, but the first time in more than 30 years. Where To Buy NBA All-Star Game & Weekend Tickets Primary market tickets for the NBA All-Star game,..." February 14

  • Players Trained By Kobe Bryant Are At The Top Of The League

    Fadeaway World "As we continue to mourn the great Kobe Bryant, his impact on the game is still prevalent when watching today’s NBA. We all know the global impact Kobe had due to his dedication to his craft and is great, but many players today are showcasing an improved skillset thanks to Kobe..." February 13

  • Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

    Page Six "Jennifer Hudson is set to perform a tribute to Kobe Bryant during Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Chicago, the NBA announced Thursday. The singer, a Chicago native, will sing ahead of player introductions. " February 13

  • If The 76ers Move Joel Embiid, These 5 Teams Make Sense

    Fadeaway World "It wasn’t too long ago when Joel Embiid was viewed as the savior of the Philadelphia 76ers. After a stellar rookie season that was cut short due to injury, many people expected the Sixers to be the next dynasty in the league as going into the 2017 NBA draft, the Sixers were able to trade..." February 12

  • Luol Deng named ambassador for Basketball Africa League

    ABC 7 Chicago "Former NBA All-Star Luol Deng was named global ambassador for the Basketball Africa League on Wednesday. "We have a tremendous amount of talent in Africa and I am excited that some of that talent will be showcased through our new league," Deng said in a..." February 12

  • The Best Buyout Candidates For The Boston Celtics

    Fadeaway World "Buyout season is upon us and we have already seen many veteran players sign with contending teams. We have already seen Marvin Williams join the Milwaukee Bucks and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to join the Dallas Mavericks so expect a lot more signings to be made. One team that should be..." February 11

  • Russell Westbrook downplays Rudy Gobert's defensive reputation

    The Sports Daily "Jazz big man Rudy Gobert is known for being one of the best defenders in the NBA, as a two-time Defensive Player of the Year award winner, but Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook doesn’t necessarily agree. Westbrook’s fiery disposition has caused him to get into it with..." February 11

  • 10 NBA Players Most Likely to Be Traded This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Post-trade-deadline blues got ya down? We've got you covered! The offseason is one of the best times for linking up with your best front office pal and going on a summertime shopping spree. For those with minimal financial flexibility, offseason trades can be the best..." February 11

  • The 10 Most Intriguing Names on the NBA’s Buyout Market

    The Ringer "The NBA’s annual trade deadline is in the books, but teams still have one more way to add talent heading into the stretch run: dipping into the buyout market to sign players not currently under contract elsewhere in the league. On balance, the returns on such..." February 11

  • How Trade-Deadline Deals That Didn't Happen Set Stage for 2020 NBA Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NBA trade deadline saw a bevy of moves with big names changing teams, but the conversations that fell through will set the stage for more transactions heading into the draft and free agency this summer.  For example, Oklahoma City and Miami had several..." February 11

  • The Nuggets and Jazz Are Ready to Make Their Cases As Contenders

    The Ringer "At this dreary stage of the NBA calendar, every team competes first against a sweeping sense of inertia. The season has officially settled; what was new and exciting in October has now become basketball’s routine, reinforced by some 55 games of trial and error. “This whole stretch..." February 11

  • USA Basketball Announces 44 Finalists For 2020 Olympic Roster

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has formally announced a preliminary group of 44 players who are candidates to be part of the program’s roster for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The final roster will only consist of 12 players, so most of these finalists won’t actually play for Team..." February 10

  • Hennessy Becomes The Official Spirit Of The NBA

    Forbes.com "The NBA has a new spirit partner. Hennessy, the world’s best-selling Cognac, and the National Basketball Association announced today a multi-year partnership that makes Hennessy the official spirt of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and USA..." February 10

  • Six Australians to compete at Basketball Without Borders Global Camp at 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend

    Fox Sports "Six Australians have been selected to compete at the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp at the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Josh Giddey leads the quartet of Australian men who’ll play in the annual event, which will run from February 14-16 and consist of activities..." February 10

  • Portland angry with Utah’s Royce O’Neal for “dirty play” on Anfernee Simons

    Pro Basketball Talk "The blown goaltending call was not the only controversy from Friday night’s Utah win over Portland. In the final minute of the first quarter, Portland guard Anfernee Simons went up for a jump shot, Utah’s Royce O’Neal came over in an aborted closeout,..." February 09

  • L2M confirms Rudy Gobert goaltended on Damian Lillard's layup

    The Score "The NBA's last-two-minute report confirmed that Rudy Gobert goaltended on Damian Lillard's potential game-tying layup late in the Utah Jazz's 117-114 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday. Because no call was made by..." February 08

  • Mark Cuban blasts NBA refs over blown goaltending calls

    The Sports Daily "The officiating in the NBA has actually been pretty good across the board this season, but what happened during Friday night’s Jazz-Blazers game was so abysmal — costing one team the game — that it’s been a huge topic of discussion. It happened with just over..." February 08

  • Damian Lillard on NBA Refs Admitting Miss: 'Don't Wana Hear This Punk Ass S**t'

    Bleacher Report "Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard struck back at NBA officiating after Josh Tiven, the crew chief for Friday night's game against the Utah Jazz, admitted they missed a goaltending call on Jazz center Rudy Gobert in the game's final..." February 08