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  • 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

  • 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

  • ‘Hell yeah’: Harry Giles III is happy, healthy, helping Kings’ slim playoff hopes

    Sacramento Bee "Kings center Harry Giles III had to bide his time when he was relegated to the end of the bench earlier in the season, but now he’s finding a little time to shine. Giles recorded his first career double-double Saturday, posting 14 points and 12 rebounds to..." February 24

  • 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

  • Alex Len To Debut For Kings Tonight

    Hoops Rumors "Kings coach Luke Walton said today that new center Alex Len, part of the trade that shipped an unhappy Dewayne Dedmon out of town, will suit up for the first time with his new team tonight, per Sean Cunningham of ABC10 Sacramento (Twitter..." 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

  • Kings’ Marvin Bagley III to miss at least another three weeks with foot injury

    Clutch Points "Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III has played in just 13 games this year due to an assortment of injuries. His sophomore season is turning rather nightmarish. Bagley will miss at least another three weeks due to his foot sprain, and has no official timetable for..." February 20

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Buddy Hield edges Devin Booker on final shot to win 3-point shootout

    ESPN "Between them, Buddy Hield and Devin Booker took 108 3-point shots Saturday night. It took until the 108th and final one to determine who would come out on top in the NBA's 3-point shootout -- with Hield, thanks to hitting four of the five money balls on his..." 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

  • Vince Carter: The Making Of Vinsanity

    Bleacher Report "They called him Sunshine, which was less a reflection of his game or personality than a reference to his roots. Vince Carter came to New Jersey in the summer of 1994 from Daytona Beach, and for his new AAU teammates, that was inspiration enough. Long before anyone had thought to coin..." February 12

  • Evaluating the NBA's biggest injuries

    CBS Sports "The Basketball Gods have not been kind this season, as far as injuries are concerned. They blessed us with Victor Oladipo's long-awaited return recently, but the list of star players who have missed all or significant parts of this season -- headlined by Stephen..." February 12

  • Kings' Harrison Barnes makes vow not to cut hair until team reaches .500

    Sportsnaut "Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes is looking a bit rugged these days. Why? We’re glad you asked.  Back in December, Barnes made a vow that he would not shave or cut his hair until either the Kings reach .500 or the season comes to an end. This is a real story, and..." February 12

  • 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

  • Why the Kings drafted Marvin Bagley III over Luka Doncic

    Clutch Points "The enigma of the 2018 NBA Draft will always surround the eventual Rookie of the Year Luka Doncic. The Dallas Mavericks proved smarter than the bunch, trading up to get him with the third overall pick, but the Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings will forever..." February 12

  • Kings Owner Vivek Ranadive's Frustration with Execs, Coaching 'Mounting'

    Bleacher Report "With the Sacramento Kings six games out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference, owner Vivek Ranadive is reportedly growing frustrated and impatient. According to Shams Charania, Sam Amick and Jason Jones of The Athletic, Ranadive has aired his..." 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

  • Buddy Hield may request trade as frustration builds

    Bleacher Report "Buddy Hield's four-year contract extension hasn't kicked in yet, but the veteran guard could look to leave the Sacramento Kings via trade soon.  Per The Athletic's Shams Charania, Sam Amick and Jason Jones, Hield has grown frustrated with his role in..." February 12

  • Richaun Holmes has shoulder tear, will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings announced Tuesday that Richaun Holmes will be out another 2-3 weeks with his lingering shoulder injury, which has been identified as a labral tear in his right shoulder joint. Holmes received a platelet-rich plasma injection on Monday,..." February 11

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5 Worst Owners in the NBA

    The Big Lead "Your favorite NBA team is about much more than the players on the court. It takes coaches, assistants, marketing, public relations, executives and more to make the machine work. When the machine stops working, the attention naturally focuses on the ownership at the top. These are the types of..." February 09

  • Buddy Hield breaks Stephen Curry’s record for fastest to reach 800 3-pointers

    Clutch Points "Sacramento Kings sharpshooter Buddy Hield converted his 800th career three-pointer in their win against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night. With that, Hield became the fastest player to get to 800 career three-pointers, per Jason Jones of The Athletic...." February 09