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  • Every NBA Team's Worst Contract This Season

    Bleacher Report "Bad contracts come in all shapes and sizes in the NBA, with nearly every team possessing at least one deal they regret. For the purpose of this article, we're only focusing on contracts vs. production for this season only. Some players may have worse long-term deals overall,..." February 27

  • Knicks rookie Obi Toppin provides sneak peek into plans for NBA dunk contest

    Clutch Points "Obi Toppin hasn’t officially been named a contestant in the NBA Dunk Contest during All-Star weekend just yet. But when — or if — he does get named to the dunk contest as a member of the New York Knicks, Toppin shared a sneak peek into what he could have planned..." February 27

  • Knicks rookie Immanuel Quickley roasts Shaquille O'Neal for completely butchering his name

    Larry Brown Sports "Shaquille O’Neal is not doing himself any favors with those who see him as an out-of-touch curmudgeon. O’Neal hilariously embarrassed himself this week during a new segment on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” The Hall of Fame center was given the last name of a..." February 27

  • What we know about all 30 teams ahead of the 2021 NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets started the trade season in January when former MVP James Harden was acquired in a four-team deal. The Harden addition strengthens what many had already considered a championship contender in Brooklyn. What else should we expect between now..." February 26

  • College Seniors Must Petition NBA To Be Draft Eligible This Year

    Yardbarker "The NBA will require college seniors to petition the league for inclusion on the early-entry list in order to become draft-eligible this year, ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony reports. The NCAA granted all winter athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic,..." February 26

  • Obi Toppin To Participate In Dunk Contest

    Real GM Basketball "Obi Toppin will participate in the Slam Dunk Contest at halftime of the All-Star Game. " February 26

  • Kings HC Luke Walton Punches Clipboard In Epic On-Court Temper Tantrum

    For The Win "Luke Walton learned a lot from Steve Kerr when the former Los Angeles Laker was an assistant with the Golden State Warriors. That, apparently, included how to treat a clipboard. The Sacramento Kings coach was NOT happy as his team lost to the New York Knicks. The Kings put..." February 26

  • Shaquille O’Neal hilariously changes tack on criticizing young players

    The Sports Rush "The 2020-21 NBA season is almost halfway through. With the All-Star break approaching, there is a lot to be reflected upon about this half. The Los Angeles Lakers, are stuck in a rut, after having a hot start to the season. The Utah Jazz are ablaze, with a league-best 26-6 record. The..." February 26

  • 'Inside the NBA' Quizzed Shaquille O'Neal and He Did Not Do Well

    The Big Lead "  Inside the NBA unveiled a new game last night called, "Shaq's First Name Game." The point of the game was to prove that Shaquille O'Neal, who is paid handsomely to be an expert on the NBA, doesn't know the players in the NBA. It's a strange..." February 26

  • Canada Goose and Rhude Collab on Vests for NBA All-Star Players

    Complex "Players at this year’s NBA All-Star Game will be staying warm in style thanks to a collaboration by Canada Goose and L.A.-based brand Rhude. The two brands will release limited-edition Canada Goose freestyle vests to be worn by the players selected for the 2021 All-Star..." February 26

  • This is why the NBA likely will never change its logo

    Larry Brown Sports "The topic of the NBA potentially changing its logo has come back into focus this week thanks to Kyrie Irving, but it remains unlikely that we are going to see a new logo at any point in the near future. Why? Money, of course. The current NBA logo was designed in 1969 and features the..." February 25

  • 5 Best NBA Reunions That Should Happen

    Fadeaway World "A lot of time in the NBA, a player is associated with a certain team: for example, someone like Shaquille O’Neal is always associated with the Lakers. But in this era of commonplace player movement, players often switch teams for a variety of reasons. Even if players do leave a team where..." February 25

  • 2021 NBA Draft: Best Fits for G League Star Jalen Green

    Bleacher Report "Jalen Green was a projected top-five NBA draft pick entering the G League bubble, and he's delivering on those expectations. Lottery teams can now start thinking about how he fits with their roster, feeling more confident that he's the real deal.  Through..." February 25

  • NBA Rising Stars Challenge Removed from 2021 All-Star Weekend

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has canceled the Rising Stars Challenge for the 2021 All-Star break, according to Mark Medina of USA Today. The annual event showcases the top rookies and second-year players in the league, but the game will be cut this year amid changes because..." February 25

  • Knicks' Julius Randle takes in first All-Star nod: “It was definitely a crazy surreal moment”

    SNY TV "At some point during his pre-game stretches on Tuesday, Julius Randle noticed text after text coming into his phone. “It was definitely a crazy surreal moment,” Randle said. Randle was named an Eastern Conference All-Star about an hour before..." February 24

  • Kyrie Irving Calls for Kobe Bryant to Be the New NBA Logo

    Complex "Kyrie Irving reignited the discussion around changing the NBA logo to Kobe Bryant with an Instagram post on Wednesday. The Brooklyn Nets point guard shared a mock-up/tribute of the late Bryant in the place of the silhouette of Jerry West, who occupies the..." February 24

  • The 10 Greatest Second-Round NBA Draft Steals Since 2010

    Fadeaway World "There have been many famous NBA Draft steals in recent memory. However, how many came in the second round? You might actually be surprised at how many current and former NBA stars were second-round picks between 2010 and 2020. Whether they were picked with the first five picks of the..." February 24

  • NBA releases 2nd-half schedule

    NBA.com "The NBA today released its game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the Second Half of the 2020-21 regular season, which will begin Wednesday, March 10 and conclude Sunday, May 16. The Second Half..." February 24

  • NBA reports 2 positive COVID-19 tests in last week

    The Score "Two of 455 NBA players tested for COVID-19 in the last week returned positive results, the league announced Wednesday. The NBA reported five positive tests among players a week ago... " February 24

  • How Patrick Ewing Shut Down Michael Jordan Trash Talk in First Meeting

    NBC Chicago "Before Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan were rivals, they nearly landed on the same North Carolina team in the early 1980s. In fact, Ewing first met Jordan on a recruiting visit to Chapel Hill, he told NBC Sports Bay Area’s Chris Mullin in an interview for the latest episode of..." February 24

  • Knicks could pursue Andre Drummond trade

    Sportsnaut "With the team clearly in playoff contention, New York Knicks rumors will continue to fly over the next month leading up to the NBA trade deadline about more notable deals. It was earlier this month that New York acquired former MVP Derrick Rose from the Detroit Pistons for..." February 24

  • How The New York Knicks Can Build A Playoff Contender

    Fadeaway World "The Knicks are playing much better this season, thanks to the growth of should-be All-Star Julius Randle and the coaching acquisition of Tom Thibodeau. They hold a playoff seed in the East right now, but they still do not scare the best teams in the conference. Especially with the injury to..." February 24

  • Knicks' Immanuel Quickley keeps screenshots from doubters to prove them wrong

    New York Post "Not everyone saves their report cards from school, but Knicks rookie Immanuel Quickley is keeping one of his draft-night grades as motivation. The Knicks’ selection of Quickley – who some scouts projected as a potential second-rounder – out of Kentucky with the 25th..." February 24

  • 3 ideal Kristaps Porzingis trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Reports surfaced earlier this week that the struggling Dallas Mavericks were interested in pulling off a Kristaps Porzingis trade. It has become all-too obvious that the Unicorn is not that second star behind Luka Doncic to lead Dallas to championship contention. Injuries coupled..." February 23

  • Alessia Cara to perform Canadian anthem at 2021 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Canadian singer/songwriter and Grammy Award winner Alessia Cara will be among the artists performing prior to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Cara became the first Canadian ever to win a Grammy for "best new artist," earning the..." February 23

  • Twitter Debates Who Is The Biggest #NBAAllstar Snub After The List Was Released

    Black Sports Online "The NBA is officially announcing the Allstar game reserves tonight but when you’re Shams you get the list earlier than everyone else. Shams tweeted out the reserves list which include Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Zion Williamson, and..." February 23

  • Damian Lillard, James Harden among reserves selected by league's coaches

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Game starters last Thursday, but given the somewhat predictable nature of picking the top five players in each conference, tonight's reveal is the more important one. On Tuesday, the league unveiled the seven All-Star reserves for each conference as selected..." February 23

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Would Blow Up The 2021 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It may seem like we'll have to satisfy our NBA transaction fix by wondering about Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond buyouts (which...meh). But if this season has demonstrated anything, it's that we never really know when a big move is coming. James..." February 23

  • The relationship that has the Knicks’ Julius Randle playing like an All-Star

    The Undefeated "New York Knicks star Julius Randle hopes this will be the year he makes the NBA All-Star team. But whether or not it happens, the 26-year-old forward has found the recipe for success with first-year Knicks assistant coach Kenny Payne. “He is going to push you to your limit,..." February 23

  • Kevin Knox could get call as Knicks mull how to fill Mitchell Robinson vacuum

    New York Post "Injured center Mitchell Robinson can’t even guess when he’ll return to the Knicks. He realizes he has to stay patient. In his first comments since breaking his right hand during a game Feb. 12 at Washington, Robinson sounded like he’s at least coming along after..." February 22

  • Taj Gibson says Knicks 'showed growth'

    SNY TV "The Knicks nearly blew a 21-point lead on Sunday but held on late to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves. It was an ugly win but showed how the franchise has taken a step in the right direction this season. “That just showed growth. Understanding that we’re a..." February 22

  • NBA All-Star reserves: Damian Lillard a lock, but the rest not so easy

    USA Today "Picking NBA All-Star starters is easy. Selecting the reserves is difficult, and it’s up to NBA coaches to make the decisions. When the 2021 All-Star reserves are announced Tuesday on TNT, worthy players will be rewarded for the seasons they are having. We see you,..." February 22

  • The Knicks are delusional if they think they can acquire CJ McCollum

    NBC Sports Northwest "  The New York Knicks are trying revive their franchise under new leadership Tom Thibodeau. They haven't had a winning record since the 2012-13 season and have posted winning seasons just four times this millennium.  Currently, Knicks are..." February 22

  • 5 Best Targets For The Miami Heat Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat made the NBA Finals last season, shocking everyone with their play as a defensive team. Led by their new signing Jimmy Butler, the Heat played like a team that deserved a chip and injuries destroyed their chances. But this season, they are struggling to find their form and are..." February 22

  • NBA Teams Bracing Themselves for the Worst Schedule They've Ever Seen

    Bleacher Report "As the NBA prepares to release its schedule for the second half of the 2020-21 season, teams are reportedly prepared for a backloaded slate of games. "They are bracing themselves for the worst schedule they've ever seen. All kinds of five games in seven nights, all..." February 22

  • Which players are on track to cash in on All-Star, All-NBA and other contract bonuses in 2021?

    ESPN "The honor of being selected as an All-Star is not the only thing on the line when the reserves are announced Tuesday night. There are five players who could combine to earn $5 million if they are selected to the All-Star Game. Here's our look at each player who has an All-Star..." February 22

  • Good riddance to fan-less Knicks games

    New York Post "This was the final night of fake noise at the Garden. And this was also the final night of no Garden boos. The sound of artificial cheers pumped in by the building’s entertainment staff for 14 Garden games will be replaced by real live voices Tuesday vs. the..." February 22

  • Knicks’ Julius Randle playing under New York heat has made him better

    New York Post "Julius Randle believes playing in New York is the toughest room to win over in the NBA. And he admits vindication after being viewed in a negative light as the Knicks went 21-45 last season — his first with the club. Randle said he had always improved each season..." February 22

  • Lakers reportedly interested in Cousins reunion but will have competition

    CBS Sports "DeMarcus Cousins was, at least early in his tenure with the Houston Rockets, one of the worst players in the NBA. Through 11 games, he averaged 6.1 points on 26.3 percent shooting. But in late January, glimpses of the former All-Star began to shine through. In his last 14 games,..." February 21

  • RJ Barrett’s reaction to diminished role with the Knicks has zero traces of frustration

    Clutch Points "New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett has seen his workload decrease over the last six games but is showing encouraging signs of improvement with his efficiency, especially in their last couple of contests. Despite playing considerably fewer minutes over this stretch for the Knicks,..." February 20

  • Knicks’ power exec William Wesley recruiting Bradley Beal to team

    MSN.com "The New York Knicks are sending in the big guns in their pursuit of Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal. ESPN radio host Michael Kay reported this week that well-known Knicks executive William Wesley is recruiting Beal to the team via back channels. “The Knicks have..." February 20

  • Is 26-year-old Julius Randle part of Knicks young core for future?

    Pro Basketball Talk "RJ Barret. Immanuel Quickley. Kevin Knox. Mitchell Robinson. Obi Toppin. Every one of those players is in their age 22 season or younger, forming a quality young core the Knicks can use to build something in the future — and they already look like a playoff..." February 20

  • NBA Trades to Prevent a Los Angeles Lakers Championship Repeat

    Bleacher Report "There's a long way to go in the 2020-21 NBA season. A lot can change between now and the playoffs. But at the moment, it feels like a Los Angeles Lakers repeat might be the safest prediction for a championship (assuming Anthony Davis is healthy). So far, L.A...." February 20

  • 10 NBA Superstars Who Forced A Trade

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is a league that allows a lot of player mobility. Players switch between teams all the time, whether through a free agency or a trade. Sometimes a player is traded because a team wants to move them from the roster. But other times, players get traded because they request the trade..." February 20

  • Pistons to visit Knicks on March 4 in schedule change

    Sportsnaut "The Detroit Pistons will visit the New York Knicks on March 4, an addition to the NBA’s first-half schedule, the league announced Friday. The game had been planned for the season’s second half, after next month’s All-Star break. Instead, it will be played on the..." February 20

  • 76ers' Doc Rivers to coach Team Durant in All-Star Game

    NBA.com "Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers and his staff will coach Team Durant in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. With tonight’s 112-105 home victory over the Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia (20-10, .667)..." February 20

  • Free Agent Stock Watch: Northwest Division

    Hoops Rumors "Throughout the season, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents this off-season. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Northwest..." February 20

  • Predicting the reserves at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta

    Sportsnet "Whether you agree with it or not, the NBA will be holding an all-star game on March 7. The league announced its starters Thursday, with Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid getting the nod in the East, and Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Kawhi..." February 19

  • 7 Best Big Men For The Los Angeles Lakers

    Fadeaway World "The Lakers look primed for a very deep Playoffs run this season, thanks in part to a fantastic selection of superstar players including LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Anthony Davis has an aggravated Achilles injury that will keep him out of action for the next..." February 19

  • NBA teams expected to see draft of second-half schedule as early as this weekend

    ESPN "The NBA is expected to share with teams a draft of the league's second-half schedule as early as this weekend, or likely next week, sources told ESPN. The NBA released only the first half of the schedule in order to build in flexibility to make up games postponed due to health and..." February 19