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  • Projecting Every NBA Team's Opening Night Starting 5

    Bleacher Report "Whether players want to admit it or not, there's a certain cachet that comes along with being an NBA starter. And at the dawn of another regular season, there are still a few starting spots around the league to be determined. Who'll get a shot at..." October 16

  • Recap Of 2019 NBA Draft Pick Signings

    Hoops Rumors "When word broke last week that Hornets second-round pick Jalen McDaniels had signed with the team, it meant that we now know the 2019/20 plans for all 60 of this year’s NBA draft picks. The majority of this year’s draftees signed NBA contracts..." October 16

  • LeBron James ‘won’t talk’ about China controversy again

    CNN "Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is ready to move on from the China controversy and focus on winning a championship and other things. Just a day after criticizing Houston Rockets' general manager Daryl Morey as "misinformed" over a tweet supporting..." October 16

  • 5 Players Who Can Help Karl-Anthony Towns In Minnesota

    Fadeaway World "The Minnesota Timberwolves have a spectacular talent on their roster in Karl-Anthony Towns. KAT is a two-way player who is not even in his prime yet. With the potential to be one of the best players in the league, Towns could certainly use some help if the Wolves want to keep him happy where he..." October 16

  • David Fizdale says RJ Barrett will spend time playing point guard

    Uproxx "Depending on the lens through which you view their offseason, things didn’t really go as planned for the New York Knicks this summer. They struck out on all the top-tier free agents, namely Kevin Durant, who they had long-targeted but who ultimately signed on with their cross-town rivals..." October 16

  • Top 5 NBA Players Who Were Traded Too Soon

    Fadeaway World "Everyone knows that the NBA is a business. Teams always become impatient with players and would rather get rid of the player than work with him. Sometimes this tactic does work in the team’s favor but there are a few cases as to where the team that made the trade has regretted the..." October 16

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Favored To Win NBA MVP; Zion Williamson Is Heavy Rookie Of Year Favorite "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is favored to win his second straight NBA MVP award while New Orleans Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson is the favorite to be named NBA Rookie of the Year, according to Antetokounmpo won his first MVP after the 2018-19..." October 16

  • Julius Randle’s two goals for this season: Playoffs and All-Star game

    New York Daily News "Julius Randle still has a metal rod holding together his leg. The doctors told him it was unbreakable “like a bionic leg,” he said. The surgery was a consequence of Randle’s first game as a hyped rookie with the Lakers, when Randle’s leg gave way and he crumbled to the..." October 15

  • 4 Best Trade Packages For Kyle Lowry

    Fadeaway World "Kyle Lowry was the point guard for the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors last season. After bouncing around the league for so long, he found a team where he can flourish with the Raptors. Lowry has become a better player every year, adding a very effective deep-range jumper to a game that was..." October 15

  • Players argued to Adam Silver they would’ve been punished for tweet as costly as Daryl Morey’s

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver held a tense meeting with players from the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers last week when he arrived in Shanghai, sources told ESPN's Rachel Nichols. During the meeting, sources said, several prominent players voiced..." October 15

  • Report: LeBron told Silver to speak on China situation before players do

    The Score "In an Oct. 9 meeting that included all members of the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai, LeBron James informed NBA commissioner Adam Silver that it would be unfair for players to speak publicly about the NBA's ongoing dispute with China before..." October 14

  • Tencent restores some NBA games after China controversy

    Larry Brown Sports "There may be a bit of a truce forming between the NBA and some aspects of the China controversy. Chinese technology company Tencent, the NBA’s exclusive digital partner in the country, quietly returned a pair of preseason games to streaming status. " October 14

  • 4 NBA Players Who Will Regret Their 2019 Free Agency Decisions

    Bleacher Report "Just to provide some context, the "regretful" players we'll highlight here agreed to free-agency deals worth a combined $271 million. Don't expect any of them to feel too broken up when they're deciding which variety of domesticated dolphin they want swimming in..." October 14

  • 'It's the dirty little secret that everybody knows about'

    ESPN "IT'S THE AFTERNOON of Feb. 26, during a three-games-in-four-nights stretch, and Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is on a roll. Tomorrow night, his Heat will host the Golden State Warriors, then fly to Houston to face the Rockets on Feb. 28. But now he's rattling off what time the..." October 14

  • Top 10 Best NBA Scoring Duos Of The 21th Century

    Fadeaway World "Basketball in the NBA has been characterized by high octane offense of late. The Golden State Warriors have been honored with starting the trend of fast, high scoring games with a high volume of three-pointers. With the NBA adapting the rulebook to welcome more of such games, it..." October 12

  • Pistons Interested In Frank Ntilikina?

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons may have some interest in Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina, according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press (Twitter link). He’s the type of young talent on a cheap contract that could benefit from a change of scenery, Ellis..." October 12

  • Star Trade Ideas Ahead of Season Start

    Bleacher Report "It's never too early to talk NBA trades, even if the 2019-20 season has yet to start. It's a time for unbridled optimism, but those feelings will quickly turn to desperation as teams begin to fall out of the playoff race. While some star players are likely to be..." October 11

  • Sports agents warn NBA players to avoid China talk as athletes, executives walk ‘fine line’

    CNBC "NBA players have been unusually quiet on China since the nation started severing ties with the league. That may stem from the private advice they are getting from sports agents to tread lightly — or avoid discussing it entirely — if they are asked about the uproar over Hong..." October 11

  • Meet R.J. Barrett’s Michigan Basketball Player Girlfriend Hailey Brown

    Sports Gossip "R.J. Barrett was taken third overall in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Knicks, but that may not be his happiest moment of 2019. Barrett is dating Hailey Brown, a potential future basketball player in the WNBA. Who knows, they could end up being the Jay-Z and Beyonce of the basketball..." October 11

  • Knicks coach David Fizdale doesn’t envision the same selfishness as last season

    New York Daily News "The Knicks devolved into the most selfish team in the NBA during David Fizdale’s first season, finishing dead last in assists at 20.1 per game. Fizdale frequently referenced the glut of expiring contracts as a cause, saying the players were looking for shots to boost their next..." October 10

  • Marcus Morris Hilariously Responds To Kevin Durant’s Claim Knicks Aren’t Cool

    NESN "According to Kevin Durant, the New York Knicks are not a “cool” team. But Marcus Morris disagrees. The former Boston Celtic signed with the Knicks in free agency this summer after reneging on a deal with the San Antonio Spurs. So, obviously, the team is special to..." October 10

  • NBA salary cap experts prepping scenarios in which China controversy lowers 2020-21 cap by 10-15%

    Yahoo! Sports "At least five NBA teams are having their salary cap personnel plan for a scenario in which the cap for the 2020-21 season could drop between 10 and 15 percent due to the current situation between the NBA and China, league sources told Yahoo Sports. This is part of the..." October 10

  • Charles Barkley Rips 'Idiots' For Criticizing NBA Over China

    TMZ "Charles Barkley is going scorched earth on "idiots" who are criticizing the NBA's handling of the China situation ... calling people "jackasses" and hypocrites for blasting the league!! The ex-NBA superstar says he can't believe the way people are..." October 10

  • Dennis Rodman offers to be NBA's ambassador amid China controversy

    The Score "Dennis Rodman wants to help make peace between the NBA and China. As the fallout continues after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters, Rodman posted a video on his Twitter account Wednesday in which he offered to serve as..." October 10

  • Workers forced to re-sand floors for NBA game in China after sponsors pulled out

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA decided to hold its ground and continue with its scheduled preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai on Thursday, but some significant adjustments had to be made before the ball tipped off. Despite the Chinese government canceling all media..." October 10

  • Knicks facing Bobby Portis injury mystery: ‘Don’t even remember’

    New York Post "The first mystery of the season has arrived — forward Bobby Portis’ bruised left rib. The new Knick has no idea how he injured his ribs, but he felt it a few days ago and it cost him his preseason debut with the Knicks on Monday. Portis was unable to face his former team,..." October 09

  • Julius Randle Responds To Kevin Durant’s Comment That Playing For Knicks Isn’t Cool

    North Jersey "Not long after Kevin Durant announced he was headed to the Brooklyn Nets on the first day of NBA free agency, Julius Randle agreed to a contract with the New York Knicks.  The decisions of Durant and Kyrie Irving to both head to the Nets changed the landscape of the league, and..." October 09

  • As impasse over pro-Hong Kong tweet simmers, what's at stake for the NBA in China?

    USA Today "In the late 1980s, when the NBA began making inroads into China, the league sent CCTV NBA games on videotape and told the state-run TV station it could air games at no cost. By 1992, the league had opened an office in Hong Kong, and by 2004, the NBA was playing preseason games in..." October 09

  • NBA players most likely to be traded this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA teams had historically high roster churn this summer. With so many newcomers around the league, there are fewer than usual obvious in-season trade candidates entering the year. But a few still stand out: Nene (Rockets) The NBA nixed the Rockets’..." October 09

  • Chinese apparel brand ANTA halts contract negotiations with NBA

    SI "The Chinese shoe company Anta Sports said it will suspend contract renewal negotiations with the NBA, according to Reuters.  Anta's move is the latest in a series of backlashes to a tweet in support of Hong Kong protestors by Rockets general manager Daryl..." October 09

  • Marcus Morris Won’t Face Suspension After Altercation

    New York Post "According to an industry official, it does not appear new Knicks forward Marcus Morris will receive a suspension after his Flagrant 2 ejection in Monday’s preseason opener for batting a ball in the face of Wizards forward Justin Anderson. Hence the Knicks’ new..." October 09

  • Adam Silver shows NBA will only go so far in making nice with China

    USA Today "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver went to the podium in Tokyo on Tuesday to answer questions about the international crisis his league has found itself in the middle of, he had already made an important choice.  Instead of continuing acquiescence to..." October 08

  • Kevin Durant Explains Why Free Agents Don't Go to the Knicks

    Complex "Kevin Durant has revealed why young NBA players aren’t so inclined to play for the New York Knicks. “I think a lot of fans look at the Knicks as a brand and expect these younger players who, in their lifetime, don’t remember the Knicks being good. I..." October 08

  • Will NBA games in China be cancelled? Nation pulls plug on airing games, celebrities boycott

    USA Today "China will not air two preseason NBA games scheduled in China this week on TV and the Internet after NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s latest comments in Tokyo showing unwavering support for free speech and the growing rift between the league and China. There is concern..." October 08

  • Adam Silver Going to Shanghai to Salvage Relationship with China

    TMZ "NBA commissioner Adam Silver is going to Shanghai to try and repair the league's relationship with China ... but says he won't bend when it comes to protecting freedom of expression. "The NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players,..." October 08

  • Marcus Morris issues warning after ejection: Knicks aren't 'taking any s**t'

    The Big Lead "Marcus Morris had a huge first half in the New York Knicks preseason opener against the Washington Wizards. Morris scored 17 on 6-of-12 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and two assists. He then got ejected 13-seconds into the second half because he bounced a basketball off the head of..." October 08

  • Detroit Pistons weren't on Markieff Morris' list. His twin got him to see a 'perfect fit'

    Detroit Free Press "When Markieff Morris entered free agency, the Detroit Pistons weren’t on his list. Hindered by a neck injury that forced him to miss 19 games, Morris pondered other markets where he could recapture some value. His twin brother..." October 06

  • Marcus Morris Talks Spurning Spurs For Knicks

    Yardbarker "One of the most controversial offseason cames earlier this summer when veteran center Marcus Morris verbally agreed to a two-year pact with the Spurs before backing out and signing with the Knicks. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich labeled the move..." October 05

  • Kevin Knox, Bernard King rave about RJ Barrett

    Clutch Points "New York Knicks legends and teammates alike have already raved about rookie RJ Barrett, the franchise’s No. 3 overall pick this summer. This time it was longtime icon and former scoring champ Bernard King who sung praise for the rookie, along with second-year forward Kevin Knox,..." October 04

  • Adam Silver hopes to launch pro league in India "NBA commissioner Adam Silver plans to create a professional basketball league in India that will be reminiscent of the Basketball Africa League (launching in 2020), The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears reports. “There’s a serious consideration to the launch of a..." October 04

  • The NBA is playing in India for the first time ever

    CNN "The National Basketball Association (NBA) has arrived in India. Two NBA teams -- the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers -- will go head to head in two preseason games on Friday and Saturday in Mumbai. It's not just the first ever NBA game in India -- it's the first time..." October 04

  • Kristaps Porzingis Responds to R.J. Barrett Saying He Wants to Dunk on the Former Knick

    Sports Gossip "Knicks rookie R.J. Barrett is jumping in with both feet with his new team.  A couple of months ago he said that he wanted to dunk on Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis, presumably to pay him back for his unceremonious departure from New York. Porzingis was asked about..." October 03

  • Knicks plan to capitalize on Julius Randle's versatility

    SNY TV "David Fizdale plans to use Julius Randle all over the floor this season.  "I'm gonna have him handling pick-and-roll. I'm gonna have him setting pick-and-rolls. He'll post and (isolate) and I'll run pindowns for him, cross-screens and pindowns...." October 03

  • Spike Lee spends $69K on net from Knicks' 1970 NBA title

    The Score "Spike Lee has obtained a piece of New York Knicks greatness that his courtside seats haven't witnessed in almost 50 years. Lee purchased 13 items at auction from the estate of late Knicks coach Red Holtzman, including the used original net from Game 7 of the 1970 NBA..." October 03

  • Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr. lost 15 pounds because he didn’t eat Bojangles most of the summer

    Clutch Points "Most NBA players keep a strict diet regime, but it’s not uncommon to see them gain a bit of weight in the offseason. Down time increases and temptations creep in. For New York Knicks point guard Dennis Smith Jr., that temptation often comes in the form of Bojangles’ Famous..." October 02

  • David Fizdale doesn’t want to ‘pigeonhole’ Frank Ntilikina at one position

    Clutch Points "Although he’s officially listed as a point guard, New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale isn’t planning on limiting Frank Ntilikina to one position this season. As part of a recent interview with Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic, Fizdale noted that he studied..." October 02

  • Ranking The Best NBA Point Guards By Tiers

    Fadeaway World "The point guard position has changed tremendously over the past decade. The player in this position is no longer required to just run the plays, and lead the team’s offense every night. They must also score the ball, and are often the best scorers on their respective teams! Some..." October 01

  • Lakers, Kings, Suns join Teams Of Despair

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nearly every NBA team was good, is good or will be good. Teams often follow a general lifecycle. They’re young/bad then prime/good then old/bad then start over at the beginning. Teams usually advance through each stage quickly enough that rosters overlap. But not every..." October 01

  • GM Scott Perry fires back at critics who think Knicks signed too many power forwards

    Clutch Points "New York Knicks general manager Scott Perry replied to critics who scorched him and the front office for signing too many power forwards this offseason. “A lot has been made of us ‘oh you guys signed four power forwards!’… well we’re in an era of..." September 30

  • After Missing Out On Top Free Agents, Knicks Say Playoffs Aren’t The Priority In 2020 "Back in March, Knicks owner Jim Dolan went on Michael Kay’s radio show and made some bold statements. "I think between now and the start of next season, it’s going to be a game-changer," Dolan said then. "I would expect we’ll make the playoffs and..." September 30