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  • NBA, along with Knicks, Nets, contribute 1 million surgical masks to New York

    USA Today "New York has been one of the epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. As of Saturday, New York City had accounted for more than 1,900 deaths, according to the latest tracking data from Johns Hopkins University.  With hospitals overwhelmed,..." April 04

  • NBA, ESPN working on televising H-O-R-S-E competition

    ESPN "The NBA and ESPN are working on televising a H-O-R-S-E competition involving several high-profile players, sources told ESPN. Discussions have been ongoing among the NBA, NBPA and ESPN about a competition among several players in isolation -- presumably using home gyms -- that would..." April 04

  • Silver tells Trump leagues want to lead economic restart when safe

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver told President Donald Trump on Saturday that sports leagues would love to lead an economic restart once given the "all clear" from public health officials, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Adrian Wojnarowski. Silver was on a..." April 04

  • Predicting The Top Of The 2020 NBA Draft

    Sportsnaut "Regardless of what happens with the remainder of the NBA season, the draft will eventually take place. COVID-19 is not going to change that. The Golden State Warriors boasted a league-worst 15-50 record once the season was suspended. Most lottery simulations conclude that they..." April 04

  • Pessimism Growing About Resumption Of Season

    Hoops Rumors "There’s growing pessimism around the league that the 2019/20 season can be resumed, Brian Windhorst of ESPN said on SportsCenter (video link). While the NBA is willing to go deep into the summer to complete the season, recent developments have led the league to discuss the..." April 04

  • NBA ‘angling’ to cancel rest of 2019-20 season

    Clutch Points "NBA players and fans’ worst nightmare just became more probable than ever: the 2019-20 season might be cancelled after all. According to Bleacher Report, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that the NBA is considering the said angle following China’s CBA..." April 04

  • Will the NBA allow enough time with the restart of games to avoid injuries?

    Pro Basketball Talk "It finally happens — the NBA returns. The coronavirus forced stoppage ends and the NBA races into action. As quickly as they can teams gather in a “bubble” in Las Vegas, players are on the court in games televised across the nation and streamed around the world. The..." April 03

  • NBA wants players to take 50 percent pay cut, union counters with 25 percent

    CBS Sports "The NBA is losing millions of dollars with each day that games cannot be played amid the outbreak of coronavirus, and the moment, it appears as if the players and league are at an impasse when it comes to how to share the burden of that loss. The NBA has asked players to take a..." April 03

  • Knicks GM Scott Perry expected to remain in place through NBA Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "Scott Perry’s ultimate fate is uncertain with new president Leon Rose taking over, but it sounds like he will be staying put for at least a few more months. Marc Berman of the New York Post reported Thursday that Rose is proceeding status quo with the New York Knicks..." April 03

  • Ranking the Top 5 NBA Trade Targets at Every Position This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NBA free-agent class underwhelms in quantity and quality. Anthony Davis is technically its headliner, but the entire basketball world assumes he'll quickly re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Brandon Ingram holds the No. 2 spot, but he's a restricted free agent and..." April 03

  • Julius Randle's ball distribution habits bothering Knicks teammates

    New York Post "Power forward Julius Randle became the most polarizing Knicks player with the fans — and in the locker room. Randle’s traditional numbers are strong but bittersweet. If there are no more regular-season games due to the coronavirus pandemic, Randle will finish..." April 03

  • Leon Rose’s plan for Knicks front office with crucial 2020 NBA Draft coming

    New York Post "Nobody knows the steps Knicks president Leon Rose would have taken had the NBA season — and normal life — not been suspended by the coronavirus on March 11. For now, Rose is proceeding as status quo with an inherited front office in following an unofficial NBA..." April 03

  • Knicks' coaching search, personnel moves on hold with NBA season still suspended

    SNY TV "Nets GM Sean Marks said on Wednesday that Brooklyn's coaching search is on hold while the NBA season is suspended.  The Knicks are taking the same approach, heeding an unofficial moratorium on any personnel moves while the season is on hold, people in touch with the..." April 02

  • Ex-Clippers, Bulls, PG Jamal Crawford Reacts To Criticism on Defense, Age

    Heavy "Jamal Crawford has been a staple in the NBA. The eighth pick in the 2000 NBA Draft out of Michigan, Crawford is a multiple winner of the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award. Crawford is still an NBA free agent. Naturally teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia..." April 02

  • How Much Money Will NBA Players Lose Due to Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Bleacher Report "Stopping the NBA season was an easy decision for Commissioner Adam Silver. Once players started contracting the COVID-19 virus, the health and safety of the league took precedence over the potential financial repercussions. While it had to be a painful choice, it wasn't a..." April 02

  • No chance of traditional NBA playoffs this season

    Mass Live "The NBA continues to consider almost every possibility when it comes to resuming its season. The only possibilities that seem to be out, according to Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, is the playoff structure we’re used to. “At this point, several team and..." April 02

  • Knicks targeting Elton Brand as GM? Sixers 'very happy' with him, per team source

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Knicks could be looking within the Sixers' organization during their GM search. Team president Leon Rose has reportedly “targeted” Sixers GM Elton Brand for the same role with the Knicks, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. The report..." April 02

  • NBA players who've beaten COVID-19 to donate blood for new treatment

    ABC News "At least four NBA players who have recovered from COVID-19 plan to donate blood for an experimental treatment that could help high-risk patients overcome the virus, according to Dr. Michael Joyner, a member of the leadership team of the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma..." April 02

  • Let's burst the idea of playing the remainder of the NBA season in a bubble

    USA Today "It sounds so simple in the abstract, at least according to the "Bubble Boys."  That’s what we’re going to call these folks, the commentators who are agitating for the NBA to return in the next few months by creating a coronavirus-free environment..." April 02

  • Should the NBA allow players to consume CBD Gummies?

    Clutch Points "With the boom of CBD in full effect, you or I may think nothing at all of waking up and eating some CBD gummies. CBD has never been more accessible, with consumers being able to find the best CBD oils and the best CBD gummies with just the click of a button, delivered..." April 01

  • Knicks May Target Elton Brand As GM

    Hoops Rumors "Sixers general manager Elton Brand may be a candidate for the same position with the Knicks, a league source tells Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News. New president of basketball operations Leon Rose is reportedly very interested in Brand, who..." April 01

  • Re-Drafting the 2000 NBA Draft Class

    Bleacher Report "There's something you need to know about the 2000 NBA draft class before we go any further: It's not great. Maybe that makes it a perfect year to cover, considering everyone seems to agree that the upcoming 2020 class is a weak one. Weak? You don't know..." April 01

  • Knicks Fans Get Buried on April Fools' Day With Photoshopped Giannis Antetokounmpo Pic

    12 Up "On what is a somber April Fools' Day to say the least, sports fans are still trying to keep the mood light. New York Knicks fans are still the obvious choice to mess with, even during the COVID-19 crisis. Apologies, but it's to benefit the general public. The Score posted a..." April 01

  • 3 Teams That Could Land Kevin Love This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "Kevin Love made it abundantly clear that he’s ready to move on from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The question now is: where? As a 31-year-old sharpshooting veteran, his services would be useful for a lot of teams. But his ultra-expensive contract coupled with a troubling injury history has..." April 01

  • NBA Teams That Will Define the 2020 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Want to know which NBA teams you should keep the closest eye on this offseason? If you answered yes, you've come to the right place. If you answered no, it's actually Opposite Day, and you're now contractually obligated to journey down this rabbit hole with the..." April 01

  • NBA, NBPA May Hold Up to 25 Percent of Player Salaries in Escrow

    SLAM Online "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are reportedly discussing the possibility of holding up to 25 percent of remaining player salaries in escrow should regular season games be cancelled. According to the collective bargaining agreement, players lose roughly 1 percent..." April 01

  • 3 teams that should target a trade for Nets’ Caris LeVert

    Clutch Points "Fourth-year wing Caris LeVert could be on the trading block for the Brooklyn Nets as the Eastern Conference up-and-comer seeks to pair All-Star duo Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving with a third star in the near future. LeVert, a 24-year-old swingman from the University of Michigan, was..." April 01

  • NBA 2K Donating Percentage of Money From Microtransactions to COVID-19 Relief

    Heavy "Take-Two Interactive, which is the parent company for the NBA 2K, Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead franchise, and more, are making what could be a significant contribution to COVID-19 relief efforts. On Wednesday, the NBA 2K Twitter account posted the link to a message from Take-Two..." April 01

  • Stephon Marbury advised Adam Silver to suspend NBA season?

    The Undefeated "  Former two-time NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury spoke with The Undefeated from Beijing Tuesday morning about his quest to bring 10 million N95 masks to his hometown of New York to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The current head coach of the Beijing Royal..." April 01

  • Trade Packages to Land Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and the Nets Their Big 3

    Bleacher Report "In a NBA that's largely transitioned from a three-star to a two-star ecosystem, the Brooklyn Nets may be looking to reverse course and add another premier talent. After signing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to four-year deals this past offseason, the..." April 01

  • NBA 2K tournament odds: Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton among favorites

    Arizona Central "The NBA has partnered with NBA 2K to create a players-only tournament that will air this weekend and next on ESPN. Two Phoenix Suns players are in the tournament, and they are among the favorites to win it, according to early odds. SportsBetting.ag recently set odds for..." April 01

  • NBA discussing Las Vegas as potential quarantine site to finish season

    The Score "In hopes of squeezing in as many regular-season games as possible, the NBA is exploring the possibility of having all teams together at one quarantined site, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "Las Vegas has been a destination that has been discussed, built around..." April 01

  • Force Majeure Provision Opens Window To New CBA

    Hoops Rumors "The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the 2019/20 NBA season and it could have a lasting effect on the financial structure of the league. The “force majeure” provision in the latest CBA covers a variety of catastrophic circumstances, including epidemics and..." April 01

  • NBA Stars Most Likely to Change Teams This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Allow the NBA's 2020 offseason to apologize in advance. It will not be living up to the frantic pace and turnover of 2019. Fewer teams have salary-cap space. Fewer stars are on the trade block. Even fewer are entering free agency. Toss in the inherent uncertainty that will..." March 31

  • Knicks reportedly eyed trade for Terry Rozier before deadline

    Yahoo! Sports "The Knicks needed a point guard. That was the undisputed fact heading into the last trade deadline. New York had Frank Ntilikina, Elfrid Payton, and Dennis Smith Jr. on the roster, but none of them were the lead guard the Knicks needed, which forced RJ..." March 31

  • 3 stars the Heat should try to trade for this offseason

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat team president Pat Riley is still one of the best executives in the game today. Just last summer, he shocked the basketball world when acquired Jimmy Butler, successfully keeping his team relevant in the Eastern Conference in the process. This is exactly why it would not be..." March 31

  • Full Bracket for ESPN's Players-Only NBA2K Tournament Revealed

    12 Up "The end of March will bring with it a return to live NBA action, in a slightly different capacity. Several of the league's brightest stars are set to face off in a passion project on Friday, as the NBA has set up a 2K tournament for players only, to be aired on..." March 31

  • Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell Headline Players-Only NBA 2K Tournament

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is reportedly planning a players-only NBA 2K video game tournament headlined by Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.  According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond and free-agent..." March 31

  • Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July/August 2021. Will they include NBA players?

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Tokyo Olympics were postponed from 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving questions about NBA players participating. OlympicTalk: The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have been rescheduled for nearly one year later with the Olympics set for July..." March 31

  • NBA 'very determined to have a champion,' considering several playoff scenarios

    CBS Sports "There is no end in sight for the NBA season's current hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn't mean it's gone for good. The league is "very determined to have a champion," according to Marc Berman of the New York Post, and they are..." March 31

  • Why the coronavirus pandemic should propel the NBA to suspend its luxury tax for the 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "If there was ever a season designed to facilitate a massive drop in the NBA salary cap, it would be the 2020-21 campaign. While such an outcome is never ideal, there was hardly any cap space available around the league anyway. Only seven teams were on track to have significant cap space this..." March 31

  • NBA Reportedly Plans to Launch Players-Only NBA 2K Tournament on Friday

    Bleacher Report "With action on the court on hold indefinitely, the NBA is devising a new way to provide fans with their basketball fix. Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported the league is considering a players-only NBA 2K tournament that would feature "some big-name..." March 30

  • The five best defensive point guards of all time

    Sportsnaut "Defense is one of the more oft-overlooked aspects of basketball because it isn’t as pretty as what happens on the offensive end. Nevertheless, it’s just as important.  A lot has been made of how an explosive offense is the way to captivate fans. However, the other..." March 30

  • Darko Milicic Responds to Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade: 'We Are Not Kids, We Are Adults'

    Complex "The Pistons taking Darko Milicic over Carmelo Anthony in the 2003 draft will go down as one of the biggest miscalculations in NBA history. The blunder was rehashed now that the NBA has suspended play and basketball fans are hungry for coverage. This has led Milicic to..." March 30

  • Knicks owner James Dolan not required to participate in Tuesday’s mediation with Charles Oakley

    New York Daily News "The Dolan-Oakley chat is off. At least for now. The attorneys from both sides of Oakley’s civil suit are only required to participate in the conference call scheduled for Tuesday, according to a new mediation order from the U.S. Court of Appeals. Knicks owner James Dolan and..." March 30

  • Knicks coaches think Kevin Knox plays ‘soft’

    New York Post "David Fizdale and his interim replacement Mike Miller each thought Kevin Knox had a tendency to play “soft’’, according to an NBA source. Hence, neither Knicks coach gave Knox the runway this season that he had his rookie year. Knox’s reduced playing..." March 30

  • Jay Williams: NBA Should Hold Playoffs on Cruise Ships

    The Big Lead "Fans and analysts alike are firing up the creative processes of their brains to concoct a realistic scenario in which professional sports could return in the span of six-to-eight weeks. It's a tough exercise because based off the opinions of various medical experts, things are still in the..." March 30

  • Jeff Van Gundy: ‘We’re all underestimating the fear’

    Boston Globe "Former NBA coach and current ESPN/ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy has always been one to offer his honest and well-thought-out opinions on anything NBA. He doesn’t believe the 2019-20 season will resume. Games were halted after the night of March 11 after it was revealed..." March 30

  • New Target Date For 2021 Summer Olympics

    Hoops Rumors "The International Olympic Committee will set July 23, 2021, as the new target date for the opening of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, reports Tariq Panja of The New York Times. An emergency IOC meeting will be held today to consider the decision. A final ruling could come in weeks,..." March 29

  • Knicks owner James Dolan has coronavirus, experiencing few symptoms

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Knicks owner James Dolan has COVID-19 but is doing well, the team announced on Saturday. The Knicks said in a statement that Dolan has been in self-isolation and not experiencing many symptoms after testing positive for the virus. Dolan is also continuing to oversee the..." March 29