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  • NBA community mourns the loss of basketball writer, NBA TV analyst Sekou Smith "The NBA community mourns the loss of renowned basketball writer and NBA TV analyst Sekou Smith, who has passed away at the age of 48. " January 26

  • How The Boston Celtics Can Create A Big Three

    Fadeaway World "The Boston Celtics have a great team this season led by superstar Jayson Tatum. For years, the Celtics always seemed too young to be a legitimate contender. But that is no longer an excuse, as Tatum has elevated his game as one of the top-15 players in the world. But still, the..." January 26

  • Does Kevin Love Really Make Sense for Brooklyn Nets or Any Other Contender?

    Bleacher Report "Despite having played in just one full game this season, Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love just can't stay out of trade rumors. After already going all-in on the offensive end by swapping Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince and their draft capital for..." January 26

  • NBA League Pass Viewership Up 46 Percent From Last Season

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA says League Pass viewership is up 36 percent from last season. The league's annual subscription plan starts at $150. " January 26

  • NBA Teams That Should Blow It Up Now

    Bleacher Report "The NBA doesn't want teams to push the red button. Flattened lottery odds made the race to the bottom less of a sure thing, and last year's addition of a play-in tournament expanded the list of "postseason" entrants in each conference to 10. Those are clear..." January 26

  • 5 Early Predictions for the 2021 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 NBA trade deadline is now less than two months away, although a blockbuster four-team James Harden trade has already caused ripples throughout the league. Harden joining the Brooklyn Nets means other title contenders may now be pressured to upgrade their..." January 26

  • Exposing the NBA's Worst Shooters so Far

    Bleacher Report "Identifying the NBA's worst shooters is a process overrun with subjectivity. Statistics are always part of the calculus, but which ones? And how are they weighted? And how do you account for the level of difficulty on field-goal attempts? Or the context of a player's role? And..." January 26

  • Lonzo Ball's regression, Warriors' starting-lineup woes among most disappointing NBA early season developments

    CBS Sports "Believe it or not, we've reached the quarter pole of the shortened 2020-21 NBA season, and in that time a number of surprising storylines have taken shape. Most are of the happy-surprise variety, like how hard LeBron James is playing when we all figured he would approach his 18th..." January 26

  • NBA targeting early March for potential All-Star Game

    Yardbarker "Despite the cancellation of the traditional All-Star Weekend festivities, the NBA is still trying to put together an All-Star Game for the 2020-21 season. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association are discussing the possibility..." January 25

  • 8 NBA Players Who Could Get Moved Before the Trade Deadline

    Complex "The biggest splash of the 2020-21 NBA season has already been made. After nine decorated seasons with the Rockets, James Harden was shipped to a new city. Houston loaded up on future assets in a massive four-team deal that sent the 2018 MVP to Brooklyn, joining forces with Kyrie Irving and..." January 25

  • Weird Week in Hoops: Kevin Porter's food fight and Bernie on the bench

    The Score "Kevin Porter Jr. tosses his lunch The Kevin Porter Jr. experience in Cleveland is over thanks in large part to a recent locker-room outburst in which the recent No. 30 pick reportedly yelled at staff and threw food. For Cavaliers fans, the..." January 24

  • Kings Exploring Trade Market For Nemanja Bjelica

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings explored the trade market for Nemanja Bjelica around the time of the draft and will likely to continue to find a way to move the veteran forward, Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee reports. Bjelica’s playing time has dropped dramatically..." January 23

  • Knicks set to face emerging rookie they passed on in draft

    New York Post "As the Knicks roll through California amid a pandemic, their next battle is Friday night in Sacramento against the sliding Kings, who have lost four straight. The Kings’ lone bright spot during a 5-10 season is rookie point guard Tyrese Haliburton, whom the Knicks decided to..." January 22

  • Desperation Trade Targets to Create New NBA Contenders

    Bleacher Report "The Brooklyn Nets went all-in on James Harden, surrendering control of their first-round picks through 2027 and sacrificing depth in exchange for superstar talent that (they hope) will give them a better shot at a championship. It was a bold bet. Maybe even a desperate one. The..." January 22

  • 5 NBA Blockbuster Trades Ideas Before The Deadline

    Fadeaway World "The NBA trade deadline is not until March 25 but that doesn’t mean that a blockbuster, or two, couldn’t happen before then. We have already seen the Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets shock the world with their four-team blockbuster featuring James Harden go down. With nearly two..." January 22

  • How Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and 13 key NBA offseason additions are faring with new teams

    CBS Sports "It may not seem like it, but we're nearly a quarter of the way through the 2020-21 NBA schedule. Postponements and thinning rosters due to health and safety protocols have made it difficult to judge the early returns for many teams, but we're starting to get a sense of how the pieces..." January 22

  • The East Has Become The Best Conference In The NBA After 21 Years

    Fadeaway World "For years, the Western Conference has had the stigma of being the stronger conference in the NBA. Teams such as the Spurs, Lakers, and Warriors have dominated the last 2 decades of professional basketball and they have some of the greatest players ever. Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille..." January 22

  • Kobe Bryant meant more to current NBA players than LeBron James or Michael Jordan

    USA Today "On Jan. 9, San Antonio’s DeMar DeRozan scored 38 points in the Spurs' overtime victory against Minnesota. None of his made field goals was a 3-pointer. The longest shot he made came from 19 feet. It was an efficient 13-for-23 shooting from the field and 12-for-13 on free throws..." January 22

  • Adam Silver Suggests NBA Won't Expand For Under $2.5 Billion Franchise Fee

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has reportedly considered expansion in the medium-term with a possible franchise fee of $2.5 billion. Adam Silver said he is “not ready” to confirm the number of teams or the price point the league would seek if it were to add clubs. He said it “doesn’t..." January 22

  • The unstoppable Kobe Bryant, as told by the defenders tasked with stopping him

    ESPN "DURING A STORIED 14-year NBA career, Tony Allen was named to six All-Defensive teams and earned the nickname "The Grindfather" for his abilities as one of the league's most hard-nosed perimeter defenders. But on Feb. 22, 2005, he was a 24-year-old rookie..." January 22

  • As Kings struggle, a lineup change might be only answer

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  The Kings lost their ninth game in eleven tries on Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Clippers are a very good team and Sacramento gave them a better fight than Friday night’s matchup, when the Kings lost by 38, but it wasn’t nearly enough. At 5-10, the..." January 22

  • Canada Basketball blindsided by FIBA sanctions, $227K fine

    CBC "Canada Basketball president and CEO Glen Grunwald says he was blindsided by sanctions levied against the program on Wednesday. The International Basketball Federation, or FIBA, fined the Canadian governing body for the sport up to $227,138 and threatened to dock..." January 22

  • Japan privately concludes Tokyo Olympics should be canceled due to coronavirus

    Fox 8 "Japan’s government has privately concluded the Tokyo Olympics will have to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Times reported, citing an unnamed senior member of the ruling coalition. The government’s focus is now on securing the Games for Tokyo..." January 21

  • NBA Moves Back Start Times For 20 Games

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA begins implementing new same-day COVID-19 PCR testing protocols, the league will be moving back the start times for 20 upcoming games to accommodate testing, Tim Bontemps of ESPN tweets. These games will be moved to at least 8 p.m. local time during the week and 7 p.m...." January 21

  • Finding Trade Partners for NBA's Deadline Buyers and Sellers

    Bleacher Report "It takes two (or more) dance partners to get the NBA trade market grooving. Sellers can't sell without interested buyers. Shoppers can't fill their carts without something on the shelves. It's simple supply and demand and yet another reminder that professional..." January 21

  • The reasons why half the NBA can't trade their first-round pick right now

    ESPN "When Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone explained last week why he prioritized a bundle of first-round picks and not a current All-NBA player like Ben Simmons in a James Harden trade, he said it was because, "In the NBA, picks -- especially..." January 21

  • Nearly Half Of NBA’s Teams Have Open Roster Spots

    Hoops Rumors "After the NBA’s transactions wire remained relatively quiet for the first few weeks of the 2020/21 season, teams have begun making moves with a little more frequency as of late. While one recent transaction – the four-team trade that sent James Harden to Brooklyn..." January 21

  • 3 NBA players making the leap in 2021

    The Score "Every year, numerous NBA players take significant steps forward in their development. That progression, when it's dramatic enough and happens within a single season, is often colloquially termed "the leap." Some are breakouts that most can see coming. It usually happens..." January 21

  • Karl Malone Shares The Story Of When He Wanted To Kick Chris Webber’s A**

    Fadeaway World "Karl Malone and Chris Webber were big friends and rivals whenever they clashed on the court. They want at it on uncountable occasions, always trying to prevail over one another, as Malone has stated before. They are two of the best power forwards the league has seen and their duels were..." January 20

  • 11 NBA players test positive for COVID-19 since Jan. 13

    Sportsnet "The NBA and NBPA announced on Thursday that 11 of the 502 players tested for COVID-19 since Jan. 13 have returned positive results. Any player who returns a positive test must isolate until they are cleared under the rules established... " January 20

  • NBA to station security to enforce pre-, postgame safety rules

    The Score "The NBA is expanding its efforts to enforce health and safety measures regarding contact between players outside of the game setting, The Athletic's Shams Charania reports. Beginning Wednesday, the league will reportedly place team security staff at halfcourt before and..." January 20

  • Predicting Most Active Teams at 2021 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Business is booming on the NBA trade market. It started this offseason with landscape-shifting maneuvers like Jrue Holiday joining the Milwaukee Bucks, Chris Paul heading to the Phoenix Suns and the jersey swap between John Wall and Russell..." January 20

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For Blake Griffin

    Fadeaway World "Blake Griffin is a former All-Star who has been underperforming this season: he is currently averaging 12.9 PPG, 5.9 RPG, and 4.3 APG. This is a far cry from his Clippers day. But Blake Griffin still has something in the tank: during his lone All-Star season in Detroit in 2018-19, Griffin..." January 20

  • Updated 2021 NBA Free-Agency Big Board After a Month of Games

    Bleacher Report "A month into the 2020-21 NBA season, numbers are starting to feel more trustworthy. Player roles are crystallizing. And the 2021 free-agent class is becoming easier to analyze. With a decent sample size now in place, we can examine that class and where each of its players..." January 20

  • Eight non-stars shining in 2020-21 NBA season as standout supporting characters

    CBS Sports ""Role player" is not an insult, nor is it a permanent label. Many of today's All-Stars are yesterday's 3-and-D guys, and behind every story about a max player reaching new heights is an improved cast of supporting characters lifting him there. None of these eight..." January 20

  • NBA talking about vaccinating players as PSA

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday the league has discussed having players receive COVID-19 vaccines to educate and influence certain groups regarding its safety and effectiveness. "There have been discussions. It's something we're particularly focused on,"..." January 19

  • 3 Blazers trades to help replace Jusuf Nurkic after breaking wrist

    Clutch Points "The Portland Trail Blazers’ season hit a bit of a snag when it was revealed that starting center Jusuf Nurkic would miss at least eight weeks with a broken wrist. This came after fellow big man Zach Collins had to go under the knife for another ankle surgery. The..." January 18

  • Knicks, Warriors, Lakers, Nets Top Sportico's 2021 Most Valuable NBA Teams List

    Sportico "The game between the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks reached the middle of the third quarter when an alert flashed on the phone handed to Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban. As of later that night, it read, the National Basketball Association season would be suspended indefinitely. It was..." January 18

  • 3 trades for Lakers to get superstar Big 3

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets big three have the ability to be one of the most talented big threes ever assembled. While the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers have a man who many consider to be the greatest to ever lace ‘em up, it would be nice if LeBron..." January 18

  • Jodie Meeks Seeking NBA Roster Spot

    Hoops Hype "With several games postponed and fewer players available due to the league’s health and safety protocols, 10-year NBA veteran Jodie Meeks hopes to earn a roster spot this season. “I haven’t retired, and I’m not looking to retire,” Meeks told HoopsHype...." January 18

  • Top 10 NBA Rookie of the Year candidates: Tyrese Haliburton making noise

    Sportsnaut "Last season saw a breakaway NBA Rookie of the Year in that of Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant. He dazzled onlookers while No. 1 pick Zion Williamson missed extended time with a knee injury. It was a surprise given preseason NBA Rookie of the Year odds. Could we see..." January 17

  • 4 NBA trades torn up after issues discovered during physicals

    Clutch Points "There was a hiccup in the Indiana Pacers’ trade for Caris LeVert after an MRI discovered a small mass on his left kidney. The promising 26-year-old swingman, who was a vital piece of the massive James Harden blockbuster trade earlier this week that took the NBA by storm, will be..." January 17

  • Kings’ De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield challenged to live up to their contracts

    Clutch Points "The Sacramento Kings suffered another drubbing this time against the Los Angeles Clippers to snag their eighth loss of the season. After the game, Kings head coach Luke Walton criticized the efforts of the team, most especially to its backcourt duo of De’Aaron Fox and..." January 16

  • Isaiah Thomas receiving interest from multiple NBA teams

    Larry Brown Sports "Isaiah Thomas is still looking for a route back into the NBA, and says he has interest from multiple teams. Thomas recently acquired a new agent, and he told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports on Friday that multiple teams have registered an interest in the veteran guard. " January 15

  • NBA, NBPA Discussing Third Two-Way Contract Slot For Teams

    Hoops Rumors "There was significant discussion on the NBA’s call with general managers today about the possibility of giving teams a third two-way contract slot for the rest of the season, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Any agreement would have to be worked out with the National..." January 15

  • Despite COVID-related postponements, NBA trainers, executives don't see shutdown ahead

    ESPN "Despite nine COVID-related postponements since Sunday, team health officials, team executives and sources around the NBA familiar with its health and safety protocols say that, while the situation remains fluid, they don't expect it to warrant a shutdown of the league or moving back to a..." January 15

  • 5 most realistic Bradley Beal trade packages

    Sportsnaut "With James Harden off the market following the blockbuster deal, Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal is the next NBA star on which teams have their eye. While the trade deadline might be a few months away, chatter is already heating up about potential landing spots for..." January 15

  • Charles Barkley Thinks NBA and NFL Players Should Jump Vaccine Line Because They Pay More Taxes

    The Big Lead "Charles Barkley has a plan that is at least as effective as the current federal plan for a vaccine rollout: give it to professional athletes. Barkley unveiled his process, which again, is at least as comprehensive as the current federal plan, on Inside the NBA after..." January 15

  • Jackie MacMullan Under Fire For Saying NBA Players Are An NBA Owner’s ‘Property’ Because They Pay Them Millions

    Total Pro Sports "Jackie MacMullan will likely have to answer for her comments about Kyrie Irving and NBA players this week. For the past week, the Brooklyn Nets star has been completely MIA because he was upset over “everything that is going in this country’ following the US Capitol..." January 14

  • 3 players the Nets should acquire after James Harden trade

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets acquired James Harden in a huge blockbuster deal on Wednesday. However, work still needs to be done to fill out the roster. Brooklyn trades away center Jarrett Allen, guard Caris LeVert, and forward Taurean Prince as part of the Harden..." January 14