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  • Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey

    ESPN "NOBODY SAW MUCH of Daryl Morey in the days after the Houston Rockets landed in Tokyo for the NBA's Japan Games. The Rockets' general manager confined himself to his room at the Ritz Carlton in Roppongi Hills during the team's six-day visit, spotted leaving for..." November 12

  • Kings’ De’Aaron Fox out at least 3-4 weeks with left ankle sprain

    CBS Sports "The Sacramento Kings' tough start to the season got even worse on Monday evening when the team announced that their rising star point guard, De'Aaron Fox, will be sidelined for at least the next three-to-four weeks due to a sprained ankle.  Per the..." November 12

  • Kings PG De'Aaron Fox Suffers Ankle Sprain at Practice

    12 Up "The Sacramento Kings are professional sports' ultimate 'one step forward, two steps back' franchise. Every sign of positivity is quickly squashed as a star player gets hurt or a coach gets fired. In the last few months, the Kings have experienced both of those..." November 11

  • Still no timetable on Marvin Bagley’s return from thumb injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Marvin Bagley III still does not have a timetable on his return from a broken thumb. During the Sacramento Kings’ season opener, Bagley suffered a nondisplaced fracture of his right thumb. After an MRI, it was determined Bagley would be out of action for four-to-six weeks. As..." November 11

  • Still no timetable on Marvin Bagley’s return from thumb injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Marvin Bagley III still does not have a timetable on his return from a broken thumb. During the Sacramento Kings’ season opener, Bagley suffered a nondisplaced fracture of his right thumb. After an MRI, it was determined Bagley would be out of action for four-to-six weeks. As..." November 10

  • Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including Luka Doncic trickery

    ESPN "As we put the first 10% of the season in the books, here are 10 things to check out: 1. We need to talk about Nikola Nikola Jokic has probably racked up more "likes" in this space than any other player. And so it is with a heavy heart that I note: Jokic does..." November 08

  • Inside the NBA Brought Chris Jericho on Set and Then All Hell Broke Loose in The Wrestling Ring

    Black Sports Online "The funniest thing is Jericho’s face throughout. He is truly looking at these dudes like “what the hell is going on, I was supposed to just do a quick promo.” You can’t put a Wrestling ring in the studio and not think Shaq is going to act up. " November 08

  • Map Shows The Most Hated NBA Teams In Every State For 2019-2020 Season

    Total Pro Sports "he Los Angeles Lakers are truly back. After several years of being quite irrelevant when it comes to having a Championship contender, the team went out and signed LeBron James and traded for Anthony Davis in back-to-back offseasons. " November 07

  • NBA head coaching jobs are increasingly stable

    SB Nation "The NBA head coaching profession is among the least stable in all of sports. Some franchises cycle through a new head coach seemingly every year. The names who hold jobs for a decade or more are essentially legends, and even then, respected status and success is no guarantee of stability. The..." November 07

  • NBA now forbids teams from using apps that auto-delete communication with players, agents

    Pro Basketball Talk "To crack down on widespread tampering, the NBA began requiring teams to keep communications with agents and players for one year. The league can audit five teams annually. But what about workarounds? Pete Thamel, Seerat Sohi and Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." November 07

  • Ranking NBA's biggest early surprises: New-look Suns, unrecognizable Warriors, Lakers defense lead the way

    CBS Sports "The thing we most love about sports is the stuff we never see coming. They don't make movies about the favorite winning the game they're supposed to win -- instead it's the scrappy underdog who defies the odds and people's expectations with an unprecedented show of fortitude. A..." November 07

  • Free Agents Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then the club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 07

  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern all in on sports betting

    Newsday "David Stern is no stranger to the long battle against legalized betting in American sports. In 1991, he testified in the U.S. Senate hearings that led to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The Supreme Court overturned that law 18 months ago, opening the door to..." November 07

  • Jalen Rose Explains Why Fans and Media Are to Blame for Load Management in the NBA

    The Big Lead "Kawhi Leonard is not playing tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Leonard will miss his second game in eight days because of load management. Both of those games just happened to be broadcast on ESPN, so no one besides Kawhi's aching back is happy with the..." November 06

  • The Biggest Sneaker Storylines of the 2019-20 NBA Season

    Complex "The NBA made its long-awaited return only a few weeks ago and has already provided fans with the buzzer beaters, scuffles, memes, and superstar performances they had been yearning for during the offseason. The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are dominating thus far as expected with the..." November 05

  • Joakim Noah Still Hoping To Sign With Contender

    NBC Sports Chicago "Former Bulls center Joakim Noah reportedly suffered what sounded like a potentially career-ending injury, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Windhorst reported the news on Monday on The Hoop Collective Podcast, but has since walked it..." November 05

  • Jose Calderon Announces Retirement, Joins NBPA As Special Assistant

    Real GM Basketball "Jose Calderon has announced his retirement as a player from the NBA and has joined the NBPA as a Special Assistant. The position is newly formed and a season-long position that both the union and Calderon hope will become a recurring role. " November 04

  • Matt Barnes Gives Play-By-Play On Punching Derek Fisher Into Sliding Glass Window For Dating His Wife

    Total Pro Sports "By now, you’ve heard the infamous story of how Matt Barnes allegedly left practice to drive 95 miles to confront Derek Fisher to “beat the s**t out of him” when he found out Fisher was romancing his estranged wife. It didn’t quite happen the way the social..." November 03

  • NBA reminds teams to keep all electronic communications with players, agents

    NBC Sports "It was part of Adam Silver’s and the NBA’s new “crackdown” on tampering — five random teams will get audited by the NBA at the end of the season. Just to make sure they didn’t break the rules. This week the NBA sent out a memo to all 30..." November 01

  • Kings Won’t Pick Up 2020/21 Options On Harry Giles, Caleb Swanigan

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings are declining two of their four rookie scale options for the 2020/21 season, a league source tells James Ham of NBC Sports California (Twitter link). According to Ham, Sacramento won’t be picking up the fourth-year options for Harry Giles ($3,976,510)..." October 31

  • De’Aaron Fox responds to criticism that he abandoned his teammates

    Clutch Points "Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox was on the receiving end of some criticism after allegedly abandoning his team following Sacramento’s 118-111 defeat at the hands of the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. The 21-year-old certainly did not appreciate the fact..." October 31

  • Rookie Scale Option Decisions Still To Come

    Hoops Rumors "Thursday, October 31 is the deadline for teams to exercise rookie scale options for the 2020/21 season. These options apply to either the third or fourth year of a rookie scale contract for players who were drafted in the first round. If they’re not exercised, the player becomes an..." October 31

  • Richaun Holmes makes case for bigger role

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Welcome to The Kingdom, Richaun Holmes. General manager Vlade Divac made plenty of moves during free agency, but the most important one may have come after all of the big money was spent. Holmes, 26, is known for his energy and ability to roll to the hoop. Against the Denver..." October 30

  • It's early, but some teams are already looking to fix holes in their rosters

    ESPN "It's only the second week of the NBA season, but front offices are already contemplating their shortcomings. There are a handful of teams who know they might have to make a significant roster move during the season. The market is mostly quiet now -- trade season doesn't really..." October 30

  • Kings not yet entertaining trade offers for Bogdan Bogdanovic

    Heavy "The math certainly suggests something could be brewing on the trade market in Sacramento when it comes to guard Bogdan Bogdanovic. The Kings made him the best offer they could under NBA rules (four years and $51 million) and he has declined to sign it, instead looking ahead to the..." October 30

  • 5 Players Who Can’t Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "00:29 01:05 Even though we were all expecting some big trades for this season, there are a handful of players that have recently signed contract extensions and are therefore ineligible to be moved right now. Whenever a player signs a deal, he has to wait before..." October 30

  • EA Sports cancels NBA Live 20

    Kotaku "EA Sports’ NBA Live 20, which had the honour of being officially delayed before it was even officially announced, has now been cancelled. It’s the fourth time in ten years that EA has not released an annual entry in its flagship basketball game on a home..." October 30

  • What the heck is up with the Kings?

    Clutch Points "The Sacramento Kings are learning the hard way about what expectations actually entail. The young Kings have gotten off to an 0-4 start this season, with three of their four losses coming by double figures. They aren’t playing defense, their pace has plummeted and Luke..." October 29

  • Special Trade Eligibility Dates For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "In a pair of previous articles, we took a closer look at the trade restrictions placed on two groups of players who signed free agent contracts this summer. The smaller of the two groups featured players who can’t be traded by their current teams until January 15, having re-signed..." October 28

  • What would a one-free-throw rule mean for the NBA?

    ESPN "Kevin Pelton's NBA mailbag is back, featuring your questions on an experiment using a single free throw attempt for all points, Russell Westbrook's shooting numbers, the best way to enforce 3-point shooting fouls and how scoring relates to win projections. You can tweet..." October 26

  • Tencent cuts off Rockets from NBA streaming schedule

    Channel News Asia "Chinese internet giant Tencent has struck Houston Rockets games from its programming schedule for the current NBA season, following through on a threat it made after a team executive angered Beijing by supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets' 117-111 loss to..." October 25

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic not content remaining Kings backup long-term

    Pro Basketball Talk "Sacramento showed its commitment to starting shooting guard Buddy Hield with a big extension. The Kings are also high on Marvin Bagley, whom they view as a power forward. That keeps combo forward Harrison Barnes, who just got his own lucrative contract, at starting..." October 25

  • Tim Donaghy asserts that 2002 Kings, 2006 Mavericks ‘should have rings’ if not for the officiating

    Dallas Morning News "The name Tim Donaghy conjures many memories and opinions, few if any of them positive, especially in certain NBA cities, particularly Dallas. Not that Donaghy, who officiated NBA games from 1994 to 2007, ever wronged the Mavericks when during the 2006-07 season he admittedly disclosed..." October 25

  • Charles Barkley: Mike Pence "needs to shut the hell up"

    Larry Brown Sports "Charles Barkley issued a strong response to Vice President Mike Pence. Earlier on Thursday, Pence weighed in on the NBA’s Hong Kong-China controversy. Pence said the NBA sided with the Chinese government by silencing free speech. “Some of the..." October 24

  • Mike Pence denounces China's response to Hong Kong protests, blasts NBA for 'embracing censorship'

    CNN "Vice President Mike Pence accused the National Basketball Association of acting "like a wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime" in China on Thursday. Speaking in Washington, Pence accused the NBA and sportswear giant Nike of not sufficiently speaking out in..." October 24

  • Kings announce Marvin Bagley III will miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured right thumb

    CBS Sports "The Sacramento Kings' season just began, but it's already off to a rough start. After stumbling against the Suns in their opener, the team announced that second-year forward Marvin Bagley III will be sidelined 4-6 weeks due to a non-displaced fracture in..." October 24

  • NBA execs have differing opinions on Jaylen Brown's new Celtics contract

    NBC Sports Boston "When the Boston Celtics inked Jaylen Brown to a four-year, $115 million deal on Tuesday, plenty of C's fans were happy to see their prized 22-year-old forward get locked up for a few more seasons. But the deal left some NBA executives scratching their..." October 24

  • 7 NBA Players Who Should Get Traded This Season

    Complex "The NBA season literally just got underway last night, but as we all know, so much of the NBA machine is pushed by trade rumors and speculation. Teams are always looking to get better and stars are constantly on the move. If a team says they're not trading someone, that's likely a..." October 23

  • Chinese State TV Refuses to Air NBA's Opening Night Slate

    SI "Chinese state television did not air the NBA's opening night games, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported on Tuesday. According to Windhorst, Tencent, the NBA's streaming partner, also reduced its schedule, only deciding to show the Lakers-Clippers game. " October 23

  • Stephen Jackson Says NBA Teams Received A Mass Text, “Don’t F*ck With Carmelo”

    Hot New Hip Hop "A number of current and former NBA veterans have shown support for Carmelo Anthony as he continues to search for a spot on an NBA roster. The latest players to speak out in favor of the 10-time All Star are Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, both of whom spoke about the disrespect..." October 23

  • Kings’ Buddy Hield factored NBA-China rift, past of DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas when taking extension

    Clutch Points "Buddy Hield considered several factors before agreeing to a four-year, $86 million extension (plus $20 million in incentives) with the Sacramento Kings on Monday. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard took in mind the recent rift between the NBA and China, which could spell a..." October 22

  • 4 Teams That Should Trade For Dion Waiters

    Fadeaway World "It looks as if Dion Waiters could be traded from the Miami Heat very soon. The Heat have suspended Waiters for the first game of the season due to comments that he made on Instagram about Erik Spoelstra and Tyler Herro. This past year looked to be Dion’s worst season as a pro as..." October 22

  • Bettors put most money on Lakers to win title

    ESPN "The Lake Show has been playing nonstop at U.S. sportsbooks, leaving bookmakers staring at sizable liabilities on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA championship. As the season tips off, more money has been bet on the Lakers to win the title than on any other team at..." October 22

  • Kings claim DaQuan Jeffries off waivers, promote Wenyen Gabriel

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings have claimed DaQuan Jeffries off waivers, according to reports. Jeffries went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, and spent the summer with the Orlando Magic before being waived. Jeffries reportedly turned down a two-way..." October 22

  • NBA enacting zero-tolerance rules for abusive, hateful fan behavior

    The Score "The NBA is enacting a zero-tolerance fan code of conduct in 2019-20 in an effort to curb abusive and hateful behavior toward players after the number of courtside ejections more than doubled last season, NBA chief security officer Jerome Pickett told The Associated Press' Tim..." October 21

  • Buddy Hield Complained About Kings' $90 Million Offer and Then Signed Deal Almost Identical to it

    12 Up "Reports surfaced last week about the Sacramento Kings presenting shooting guard Buddy Hield with a fairly lucrative four-year, $90 million contract. Psh, you call that an offer? This is the NBA! Everyone should be making at least $120 million! That's pretty much..." October 21

  • Kings, Buddy Hield Reach Four-Year, $86M With Extra $20M In Incentives

    SLAM Online "The Sacramento Kings have agreed on a four-year, $94 million contract with 26-year-old swingman Buddy Hield, Sam Amick of The Athletic reports. The deal comes packed with incentives, including bonuses for All-Star and Finals appearances. " October 21

  • Kings Waive Hollis Thompson, Tyler Ulis

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings announced Sunday that they have waived Tyler Ulis and Hollis Thompson. Both players were on training camp deals, and are likely to play for the Stockton Kings this year unless another team claims them off waivers. Neither player had done much of note..." October 21

  • NBA Rumors: 10 Young Stars That Could Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "While many NBA fans will be focused on the NBA’s top stars moving teams, there are a variety of young stars that will most likely be on the move. " October 20

  • Ranking the NBA's 15 best players, from Kawhi Leonard to Kyrie Irving

    Sporting News "The NBA has made so many headlines for its controversial relationship with China that it's easy to forget there is real, actual basketball on the horizon. Yes, the 2019-20 regular season is upon us, and with it comes another set of player rankings. There has been..." October 19