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  • 'Substantial Faction' of NBA Players Pushing for Season to Start Jan. 18

    Bleacher Report "The NBA might be hopeful of a December start for next season, but players may have another target in mind. Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported Wednesday a "substantial faction of players and star players" are looking to open the 2020-21 season on..." October 28

  • Best Landing Spots for NBA's Most Rumored Trade Targets

    Bleacher Report "By this point in the offseason, you've seen every shock, surprise and unexpected trade possibility a dozen times. With so much of that stuff whirling around in a tornado of offseason speculation, it's helpful to get back to basics by asking where top trade..." October 28

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Brandon Ingram in NBA free agency

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Pelicans small forward Brandon Ingram becomes a restricted free agent this offseason once the Pelicans extend him his qualifying offer worth $9.5 million. Once Ingram becomes a restricted free agent, he can sign an offer sheet with another team if he wants to. If that..." October 28

  • Here Are 5 Potential Russell Westbrook Trade Proposals

    Complex "It’s wild to think about trading either of the Rockets’ two former MVPs in James Harden and Russell Westbrook, but the reality could mean that’s the best move for the franchise that’s experienced plenty of turmoil. We alrady broke down potential Harden moves,..." October 28

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Joe Harris in NBA free agency

    Clutch Points "In just two years’ time, Brooklyn Nets guard-forward Joe Harris has doubled down his stock with the franchise, making him a coveted free agent as the offseason nears. As the Nets front office will strategically attempt to legitimize their roster in order to please their co-stars..." October 28

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Kris Dunn in NBA free agency

    Clutch Points "Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn becomes a restricted free agent this offseason once the Bulls offer him his qualifying offer worth $7,091,457. Assuming the Bulls extend that qualifying offer, Dunn will have the opportunity to meet with other teams and sign offer sheets if he..." October 28

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Jordan Clarkson in NBA free agency

    Clutch Points "Utah Jazz swingman Jordan Clarkson was fresh off an impressive performance in his first campaign with the team in the latter half of the 2019-2020 NBA season. The former Missouri Tiger produced 15.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists on a career-best 46.2% field goal shooting through 42..." October 28

  • The 20 major questions about NBA trade market

    CBS Sports "Last offseason saw Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Mike Conley change teams. This year's list figures to be much less exciting,..." October 28

  • NBPA “Closer” To Agreement On Cap, Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Progress has been made in determining the league’s salary cap and free agency date, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts told USA Today’s Mark Medina. Roberts indicated the she’s “closer” to reaching an agreement with the league on those..." October 28

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts on NBA proposal to start 2020-21 season in December: 'I don't know what I think yet'

    USA Today "With the NBA’s owners proposing to start next season around Christmas, should the players view it as an early holiday present? Or would they like to return the gift? "I don’t know what I think yet," Michele Roberts, the executive director of the..." October 27

  • Teams Preparing For Possibility Free Agency Begins 48-72 Hours After Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA draft is locked in for November 18. Now that the league is eyeing December 1 as the potential start date for training camps, that doesn’t leave much of a window for 2020’s free agent period. Taking that projected time frame into account, some..." October 27

  • Would LeBron James and Other NBA Stars Really Skip Early Games?

    Bleacher Report "The shape of the 2020-21 NBA season is beginning to emerge, and so is the speculation about which superstars may or may not be on board with the league's plan. In a pivot from a previously rumored February or March start date to allow for fans to return to..." October 27

  • NBA declared war on President Trump's 2020 presidential campaign

    USA Today "A revolution that began in May in Minneapolis, pivoted three months later to Kenosha, Wisconsin, and found an unlikely leader in soft-spoken Indianapolis native George Hill, reaches a climax one week from today. It was two months ago that the NBA declared war on President..." October 27

  • 20 NBA Players Most Likely To Be Traded This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The NBA offseason is in full effect and we have already seen some major moves made. These have only been coaching moves, however, as the Clippers fired iconic coach Doc Rivers while Mike D’Antoni stepped down from the Rockets. Ty Lue also signed a 5-year deal to remain with the Clippers,..." October 27

  • Ten most interesting players to watch in NBA free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA free agency — and this entire offseason — is going to be a frenzy. It will be a short offseason — possibly just more than 70 days between the end of the Finals and the start of the next season, about half a regular offseason —  and things are going to..." October 27

  • NBA Eyeing December 1 For Start Of Training Camps?

    Hoops Rumors "The National Basketball Players Association has yet to approve the NBA’s proposed start date of December 22 for the 2020/21 regular season. However, assuming the two sides opt to move forward with that plan, December 1 appears to be the likeliest opening date for training camps,..." October 27

  • NBA teams concerned players are already signing contracts

    Sportsnaut "It was just over two weeks ago that the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals. With the draft set to take place on Nov. 18 and NBA free agents being on the market shortly thereafter, we’re starting to hear some grumblings around the..." October 26

  • NBA teams told salary cap won't drop below 2019-20 level

    The Score "Some NBA teams have been told the 2020-21 salary cap won't be lower than $109 million - the same as last season - according to ESPN's Bobby Marks. "That is what they've been assured," Marks said on The Lowe Post podcast. "It will be no lower than 109...." October 26

  • NBA looking to improve VR seats, use more holographic interviews

    The Score "The NBA is working on ways to better its virtual fan experience in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum has spoken to CNBC's Jabari Young about how the expansion of 5G technology could help the league provide a more..." October 26

  • NBA wants to hold play-in next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s play-in was a rousing success last season. It made the Western Conference playoff race more thrilling. The Trail Blazers beat the Grizzlies a fun high-stakes game to snag the No. 8 seed. In the Eastern Conference, teams separated themselves..." October 26

  • How Every NBA Team Can Trade Its Worst Contract This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Few things are more relative in the NBA world than every team's worst contract. Some franchises have colossally awful deals on the books. Whether ill-advised from the start or undone by injuries, these are the cap-space killers that make building a functional roster..." October 26

  • 10 Young NBA Players Who Could Be Future Hall Of Famers

    Fadeaway World "Young NBA players are always evaluated for their potential – potential to win titles, to make All-Star teams, or to be selected for the Hall of Fame. Some of the game’s all-time greats like Jordan, LeBron, Kobe and Shaq had immense expectations placed on their shoulders even before..." October 26

  • NBA Teams Lobbying For Higher Tax Line In 2020/21

    Hoops Rumors "Even if the NBA’s salary cap doesn’t end up increasing at all for the 2020/21 season, teams are lobbying for a bump in the luxury tax line, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Twitter link). In 2019/20, the cap was set at approximately $109.1MM, with the luxury tax line..." October 26

  • Salary cap to decline between $3 million and $12 million next season

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA salary cap is expected to decline "anywhere between $3 million and $12 million" for next season, sources told Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle.  The league reportedly missed its revenue projections by $1.5 billion due to a..." October 26

  • Harrison Barnes To Celtics, Gordon Hayward To Kings In Proposed Blockbuster Trade

    Fadeaway World "We’re entering the NBA offseason and plenty of teams will have a lot of work to do to put together the best possible team to compete in the next season. It’s been reported that the league is targeting December for the start of the new season, which means we will have a hot free..." October 25

  • Was Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Recruiting This NBA Center?

    Heavy "As the season of NBA speculation continues, Boston Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum could be spending his off-season doing a bit of recruiting for his storied franchise. Through an overreacting lens, Tatum’s recent Retweet on social media..." October 24

  • Examining The NBA’s Plan For The 2020/21 Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s proposal to start next season on December 22 is an admission that league officials don’t expect to be able to fill arenas with fans any time soon, writes John Hollinger of The Athletic. There had been rumors that the league was looking at Martin Luther King..." October 24

  • Free agent options for the Toronto Raptors if Fred VanVleet leaves

    NBA.com "Like Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol, there's a chance that Fred VanVleet won't be on the Toronto Raptors next season. VanVleet enters the offseason as the best point guard available in free agency, as well as arguably the best free agent available if we..." October 24

  • NBA fell $1.5 billion short of revenue projection

    Sportsnaut "The NBA, which was the first pro league to suspend play amid the COVID-19 pandemic, made $1.5 billion less than it projected last season due to the pandemic and other factors, according to an Associated Press report. The league shut down March 11, then returned to finish a shortened..." October 24

  • Pros and cons of a pre-Christmas start to the NBA season

    ESPN "The NBA season ended just under two weeks ago with uncertainty around when the 2020-21 season would begin. On Friday, ESPN reported that the league's Board of Governors is pursuing a pre-Christmas Day start. The move would mean that the break between the end of the 2019-20 season and..." October 24

  • George Karl takes shot at DeMarcus Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "George Karl vs. DeMarcus Cousins is the beef that just will not die. Karl, the former Sacramento Kings coach, tweeted a shot at his old player on Friday. Karl responded to a HoopsHype tweet prompting people to answer with “the player you disliked the most ten years ago”..." October 24

  • Why did NBA swing toward Christmas start, shorter season? Money.

    Pro Basketball Talk "Just a few weeks ago, at the start of the NBA Finals, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said, “The earliest we would start at this point is Christmas… but it may come and go.” Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, was the target date many front offices were..." October 24

  • NBA planning 72-game season that will end before 2021 Olympics

    Radio "Time flies when the offseason is only a few months long. According to NBA insider Shams Charania, the NBA is targeting a 72-game regular season with a December 22 return date, the combination of which would allow the league to finish before the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. This..." October 23

  • NBA discussing possibility of starting 2020-21 season on Christmas Day

    CBS Sports "The NBA has quite a tall task in front of them in terms of trying to figure out how to move forward with the 2020-21 season. There are still several key questions regarding what next season will look like, and it appears everything is still very fluid at this point.  While..." October 23

  • Best and Worst Fits for Potential No. 1 NBA Draft Pick LaMelo Ball

    Bleacher Report "Depending on which team takes LaMelo Ball in the 2020 NBA draft, his career could go in a handful of different directions.  He's an interesting fit for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who'll consider the point guard with the No. 1 overall pick. But..." October 23

  • 5 Blockbuster NBA Trades That Would Change The Game

    Fadeaway World "The NBA landscape is constantly changing. NBA stars are moving teams, coaching vacancies, and opening and closing, and many teams are opting to win now. This means that we are in an era of Blockbuster deals, whereby GMs of teams want to strike big-money moves to improve their teams and bring..." October 23

  • Impact Trades NBA Contenders Can Make Now

    Bleacher Report "Impact trades in the NBA don't always have to involve superstars. Like with Channing Frye to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 or Marc Gasol joining the Toronto Raptors in 2019, sometimes putting the right role player on a team already loaded with talent can make..." October 22

  • Here's the 5 Best Trade Packages For Paul George

    Fadeaway World "In the 2019-2020 season, Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers were supposed to make a transition to being a championship team, getting Leonard his 3rd ring, and putting him in the conversation for the best player in the world. Instead, the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead to the Nuggets and exited in the 2nd..." October 22

  • NBA Confirms 2020 Draft Will Be Conducted Virtually

    Hoops Rumors "As expected, the 2020 NBA draft will be conducted virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic that upended the ’19/20 season and continues to prevent large-scale gatherings. The NBA and ESPN issued a joint press release today confirming that this year’s draft..." October 22

  • LeBron James is highest rated player in NBA 2K21 at 98

    NBA.com "After leading the Los Angeles Lakers to the 2020 NBA title (and winning Finals MVP honors in the process), LeBron James is already reaping some rewards for his accomplishments. James will be rated as a 98 in NBA 2K21, making him the highest-rated player in the video game. Right behind..." October 22

  • 5 NBA trade targets to watch

    The Score "With the start date of the "official" offseason - a new salary cap and free agency - unknown, there's plenty of rumors about potential NBA trades. Given some of the economic uncertainty in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, what we may lose in free-agent movement may be gained..." October 22

  • NBA targeting Jan. 18 for next season start date

    The Score "The NBA has pinpointed Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 18) as the opening night for next season, league sources told Yahoo Sports' Vincent Goodwill. Emphasis is now reportedly on getting the NBA back to its typical mid-October start date in time for the 2021-22..." October 22

  • Anonymous Agent Destroys The NBA For Embracing BLM Movement

    Total Pro Sports "The NBA shut down earlier this year, but once they returned, they did so by embracing the Black Lives Matter movement, but not everybody was happy about that. One anonymous NBA agent ripped the league for that decision, telling The Athletic it was “a horrible look for..." October 21

  • The Best Point Guards The Los Angeles Clippers Should Consider This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers are in the spotlight right now. They just fired Doc Rivers and hired Tyronn Lue as their new head coach after imploding in the playoffs and blowing a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals. It’s pretty clear that the Clippers..." October 21

  • 4 players Raptors can sign to replace Marc Gasol

    Clutch Points "The Toronto Raptors could possibly lose a key veteran heading into next season. Starting center Marc Gasol is reportedly mulling his future in the NBA and is seriously considering finishing his basketball career in Europe, though rumors of him signing overseas have been..." October 21

  • NBA Free Agents Whose Value Sunk This Season

    Bleacher Report "It's not a stretch to say that almost every NBA free agent's value took a hit this past season. COVID-19 didn't just put the year on pause; it also cut fans out of the equation, which diminished league revenue and injected uncertainty into financial..." October 21

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Kyle Korver in NBA free agency

    Clutch Points "Here’s a list of players in NBA history who’ve made at least 2,400 three-pointers: Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Stephen Curry, and Kyle Korver. The first three guys have carved out superstar careers. As for Korver? He is more known as a specialist and never the main guy. But being..." October 21

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Tyson Chandler in NBA free agency

    Clutch Points "Retirement talks are once again looming for Tyson Chandler following the end of his one-year deal with the Houston Rockets in the 2019-20 season. The 38-year-old center earlier admitted that the idea of hanging up his sneakers for good has floated around for a while, but he..." October 21

  • Losing Courtside Camaraderie in the Covid Era

    New York Times "On that fateful February night in 2017, after Charles Oakley was dragged out of Madison Square Garden and arrested on the accusation of causing a ruckus involving the Knicks’ owner, I made my way down from the press box high atop the court to consult with my source of four decades in the..." October 21

  • Underutilized NBA Prospects Who Need a Trade

    Bleacher Report "It takes talent to succeed in the NBA, but opportunity and location have more impact on performance than you might think. A potentially great player stuck behind a star may never get the chance to flourish. Up-and-comers on high-achieving teams may find themselves glued to the..." October 20