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  • Decisions On 2021/22 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the revamped schedule for the 2020/21 league year, NBA teams have until December 29 to make decisions on the third- and fourth-year team options for players on rookie scale contracts. All the players whose options will be exercised or declined by December 29 are already under..." December 05

  • 10 NBA Players Under The Most Pressure In The 2020-21 Season

    Fadeaway World "The 2021 season is coming very soon and that means certain NBA stars will be under pressure. Most NBA superstars have a lot to prove anyway, but 10 players will need to prove their critics wrong and step their games up. This means they need to showcase their talents in terms of numbers or team..." December 04

  • NBA releases 1st half of 2020-21 schedule

    The Score "The NBA released the first portion of its 72-game schedule for the upcoming season Friday. The Kevin Durant-led Brooklyn Nets will kick off the 2020-21 campaign Dec. 22 with a matchup against his former team, the Golden State Warriors, at 7 p.m. ET. That..." December 04

  • Ranking NBA 'City' uniforms for 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "For the fourth-straight season, the NBA and Nike collaborated on 'City' edition jerseys for every team in the league. Since Nike took over as the official uniform partner for the league, some teams have really gotten creative with uniform designs, while others have simply taken the easy..." December 04

  • Jazz connections enticed Alec Burks to join Knicks

    New York Post "New Knicks swingman Alec Burks was in Utah for eight seasons and cherished his stability. Now that he’s bounced around of late, Burks found at least some familiarity in New York.  Knicks assistant GM Walter Perrin made Burks Utah’s 2011 first-round pick. New..." December 03

  • NBA plans to continue not testing for marijuana during 2020-21 season

    Clutch Points "The NBA will not test its players for marijuana in the 2020-21 season, per Ben Dowsett, the same policy adopted by the league for the bubble in Orlando. In March, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported that the NBA and the National Basketball Players..." December 03

  • League may boost active player tally to 15

    MSN.com "Due to the compressed 2020-21 season schedule and fears over the impact of COVID-19 on NBA roster availability, the league may boost its active player list tally from 13 players to 15 players this year, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The league’s Competition Committee..." December 03

  • NBA Targeting March 25 For 2021 Trade Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has its eye on Thursday, March 25 for this season’s trade deadline, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). While that’s the tentative plan, the date will still need to be approved by the league’s Board of Governors, Charania notes. In..." December 03

  • 5 NBA Duos That Could Break Up This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA season is fast approaching and there are still star duos across the league. We are one season removed from seeing a ton of dynamic duos put forth fantastic performances together. The Lakers ultimately had the best duo, with Anthony Davis and LeBron James completely stepping above the..." December 03

  • 5 Best Trade Packages For Kevin Love

    Fadeaway World "The Cavaliers finished dead last in their conference at the end of the 2020 NBA season. They need to rebuild and look towards the future. Collin Sexton and Obi Toppin could be exciting in the future; why not help them by getting players to support them in contending? The Cavaliers’..." December 03

  • Austin Rivers wants to change Knicks’ dismal rap among free agents

    New York Post "Welcome to the Austin Rivers Monologues, coming very soon to Broadway. The Knicks’ new combo guard on Wednesday took off on a 16-minute spiel — much of it centering on why players should be striving to come play in New York for the Knicks. The 28-year-old said..." December 03

  • Mitchell Robinson may have edge but will compete with new Knick Nerlens Noel to be team’s starting center

    New York Daily News "Mitchell Robinson is on his third season with his third coach and third mentor, with the same question lingering about whether he’ll finally graduate to New York’s starting center. The Knicks aren’t betrothing starting spots to a roster devoid of All-Stars, and there..." December 03

  • Elfrid Payton looking to silence doubters as Knicks’ starting point guard

    New York Post "The biggest surprise of Knicks president Leon Rose’s modest free-agent signings late last month was Elfrid Payton returning after the Knicks declined his $8 million team option.  But it was no surprise to Payton, the Knicks’ starting point guard most of last..." December 03

  • Obi Toppin has performed at 'franchise-record levels' in Knicks' athleticism/agility testing

    SNY TV "Austin Rivers hasn’t spent a lot of time around Knicks rookie Obi Toppin. But Toppin has already left a strong impression on the veteran guard. “Obi Toppin is beyond a freak athlete, like beyond a freak athlete,” Rivers said on Wednesday. “He’s..." December 03

  • 48 NBA players positive for COVID-19 in 1st round of testing

    The Score "Forty-eight of 546 NBA players tested positive for COVID-19 during the league's initial testing phase from Nov. 24 to 30, the league announced Wednesday. That represents an 8.8% positivity rate of those tested, which is lower than the current United States average of 10.2%,..." December 02

  • Way-Too-Soon 2021 NBA Trade Deadline Predictions

    Bleacher Report "There's no such thing as thinking too far ahead in the abbreviated and accelerated 2020-21 NBA season. Ink is still drying on most free-agent and rookie contracts, but players are already in training camps. The campaign will tip off before you know it, and roster..." December 02

  • 3 Trade Offers For Bradley Beal The Wizards Can’t Refuse

    Fadeaway World "The Washington Wizards will apparently start the season with both John Wall and Bradley Beal suiting up in the Wizards jerseys. After all, they are both All-Star talents with tremendous offensive upside and have experience playing with each other. But they shouldn’t fool themselves, Wall..." December 02

  • 5 best trade destinations for Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo

    Sportsnaut "Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo claims he doesn’t want to be traded, but his alleged words to players from other teams on the court in the Orlando bubble suggest otherwise. Oladipo said when asked if he’d ever demanded a trade from Indiana,..." December 02

  • Tom Thibodeau reveals Knicks’ anti-tank strategy

    New York Post "No tanks. Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said repeatedly Tuesday on Media Day he’s not playing the younger guys if they don’t give the team the best chance at winning. The Knicks’ newly remixed roster is geared more for future success than the present, but..." December 02

  • Leon Rose-led Knicks will be rewarded for rare patience in rebuilding effort

    CBS Sports "New Knicks regimes can usually be judged by how quickly it takes them to make a bad decision. Over the past two decades and change, almost every new front office has tried to put its stamp on the team immediately to disastrous results. Scott Layden gave Latrell Sprewell a five-year..." December 02

  • Knicks’ RJ Barrett has a chip on his shoulder after not being named to All-Rookie teams

    New York Daily News "RJ Barrett arrived in New York last year with high expectations and questions about whether he can serve as the franchise savior. A pink suit on draft night illustrated Barrett’s confidence. He set a goal of Rookie of the Year. When Barrett’s first season was over, the..." December 02

  • NBA leaks its Christmas Day schedule

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s hard to believe that the new NBA season is nearly upon us even though it feels like the last one just ended. But yes, the 2020-2021 NBA season is coming up, and we already have the tentative schedule for Christmas Day. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski leaked the schedule. It..." December 01

  • What blockbuster NBA deals could be coming next?

    Sportsnaut "We’ve already seen NBA trades that will shake up the foundation of the league this coming season season. It has been just a few weeks since the Association allowed teams to finalize trades. Meanwhile, the NBA is coming off finally holding its annual NBA Draft. From Chris..." December 01

  • Chris Paul was reportedly 'not feeling the Knicks' despite trade rumors

    New York Post "Since being hired away from Creative Artists Agency in March, Knicks president Leon Rose has done some nice things. Rose hired respected scouts, an NBA mover and shaker named William Wesley, an acclaimed head coach in Tom Thibodeau and a slew of revered player..." December 01

  • NBA Rookies with the Most to Prove in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Expectations for NBA rookies are generally low, but a handful this year will have more to prove than others. The top picks in particular will want to show they were deserving, especially LaMelo Ball, the draft's biggest name who went No. 3 after playing just 12..." December 01

  • The Los Angeles Lakers Have 3 Spots Open: Top 5 Best Free Agents Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have won the 2020 NBA title and made moves to ensure that they are right back in the title race for 2021. They signed Dennis Schroder, Wesley Matthews, Montrezl Harrell, and Marc Gasol. This type of talent along with the returning LeBron James and Anthony Davis means the..." November 30

  • How the Los Angeles Clippers Can Still Pull off a Dream Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "After blowing a 3-1 series lead against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Los Angeles Clippers have begun making some big changes, but they are not done yet. The Clippers' playoff demise highlighted significant issues with the team: a..." November 30

  • Adam Silver: No data ‘Black Lives Matter’ on court hurt NBA ratings

    GQ "2020 started out uncomfortably for NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Back in October 2019, three weeks before the beginning of the season, Daryl Morey, the former general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted an image that said “FIGHT FOR FREEDOM / STAND WITH HONG KONG” in..." November 30

  • Obi Toppin’s glaring weakness that made the Cavs pass on him

    Cavs Nation "Given the uncertainty involving their frontcourt players at the time of the 2020 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers were expected to use their fifth overall selection on Dayton Flyers standout Obi Toppin. However, much to the bewilderment of a lot of fans and pundits, the Cavs elected..." November 30

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For Andre Drummond

    Fadeaway World "Andre Drummond is a player who has received mixed opinions from fans and critics. Some claim that Drummond is the best rebounder of our generation, with huge defensive upside. Others say that he’s overrated, and someone who puts up stats on a bad team. The truth is that we simply..." November 30

  • Which East lottery team can jump into the playoff mix?

    The Score "Every season, at least one lottery team in each conference seems to emerge from the morass to crash the postseason party. Can we expect the same in 2021? This year's Eastern Conference playoff field figures to look similar to last season's. Barring catastrophic injury, the top seven..." November 30

  • Austin Rivers Explains Why Doc Rivers Wanted To Coach The Sixers

    Fadeaway World "After his departure from the LA Clippers, renowned NBA coach Doc Rivers inked a new deal with the Sixers, marking a curious new era that many regard as unpredictable. Despite the uncertainty, it was a situation Doc reportedly saw a lot of potential in — at least according to..." November 29

  • Key dates for the 2020-21 NBA season

    NBA.com "2020-21 Key Dates [Note: All date and timings as per ET] 2020 Dec. 1-5: Individual player workouts Dec. 1-5: Media week Dec. 6: Group workouts begin for teams Dec. 11-19: Preseason games Dec. 22, 2020 -..." November 29

  • NBA moves Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony to May 13-15

    CBS Sports "The 2020 Pro Basketball Hall of Fame is set to have one of the most star-studded classes in its history. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all slated for induction, but their enshrinement ceremonies had all been delayed due to COVID-19 precautions. It was originally slated to take..." November 29

  • NBA world reacts to Jake Paul's KO of Nate Robinson

    The Score "Plenty of memorable social media reaction from the world of basketball poured in following YouTube star Jake Paul's knockout of former NBA guard Nate Robinson on Saturday night. Here are some of the hilarious tweets sent out postfight. " November 29

  • Grading the New York Knicks’ 2020 NBA offseason

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks have been the unfortunate laughing stock of the NBA over the last few years. Since 2013, the Knicks have yet to make the playoffs, the third longest playoff drought in the NBA right now behind only the Suns and the Kings. In order to be competitive in a..." November 28

  • Knicks Agree To Deal With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    TSN "The New York Knicks are signing forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a one-year contract, according to a report from ESPN's Bobby Marks. Kidd-Gilchrist spent last season split between the Charlotte Hornets and Dallas Mavericks after having previously spent the first seven..." November 28

  • NBA Sends Teams COVID-19 Safety Guide Ahead Of Training Camp

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA prepares for the start of training camp, the league sent all teams a 134-page “Health and Safety Protocol Guide” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world. The 2020/21 season will not take place inside a bubble like the resumption of the..." November 28

  • The Perfect Team Around Giannis Antetokounmpo ($100 Million Budget)

    Fadeaway World "The Milwaukee Bucks have had some of the best players of all time, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. The Bucks have always been a well-run franchise and they have always tried to remain competitive by making deals and drafting quality prospects in the draft. They currently have..." November 28

  • Lakers-Clippers opener highlights NBA preseason schedule

    Clutch Points "The NBA has officially released their preseason schedule ahead of training camp, with Dec. 11 listed as the official start to players returning to the hardwood. As currently listed, one of the premier games that will be on schedule the first day is a revitalized rivalry between..." November 27

  • NBA reportedly considers Georgia “bubble” for G League season

    Talk Basket "The NBA is reportedly committed to holding a G League season. The league is considering ‘a bubble concept in the Atlanta area that would cost NBA teams an entry fee in the $500,000 range,’ per Marc Stein. The G League cancelled the season last year due to COVID-19..." November 27

  • NBA Free Agency: 5 Worst And Overpaid Contracts This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "Another offseason and yet another period of insanely overpriced contracts being paid out. This seems to be a constant trend in the NBA, where teams seem to throw out money to land as much talent as they can get regardless of the price or fit in the squad. This year was no different, as some..." November 27

  • The Messy Truth About NBA Superstar Trade Requests

    Bleacher Report "Few NBA events are more seismic than a superstar asking management for a trade. Franchises can spend decades searching for a singular talent who can lift a team into title contention. They spend millions trying to surround those All-Stars with complementary players and personalities. And within..." November 27

  • 2020/21 NBA Contract Extension Tracker

    Hoops Rumors "A number of 2020 free agents, including Brandon Ingram, Gordon Hayward, and Davis Bertans, did extremely well for themselves on the open market this fall. However the most lucrative contracts signed since the new league year began weren’t free agent deals at all —..." November 27

  • The 10 Greatest NBA Players Michael Jordan Beat In The Playoffs

    Fadeaway World "Over the course of his incredible career, Michael Jordan faced off against some of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen. From the “Showtime” Lakers to the Stockton/Malone Jazz, Jordan built his legacy on the strength of his competition – competition he defeated more..." November 27

  • NBA Teams With Hard Caps For 2020/21

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA salary cap is somewhat malleable, with various exceptions allowing every team to surpass the $109,140,000 threshold once their room is used up. In some cases, teams blow past not only the cap limit, but the luxury-tax limit of $132,627,000 as well — the Warriors project..." November 27

  • Are the New York Knicks Finally Making the Right Moves?

    Bleacher Report "As the NBA's offseason begins to emerge from its tumult of transactions, one team has remained noticeably, and uncharacteristically, quiet amid the hustle and bustle: the New York Knicks. This is not tongue-in-cheek. Nor is it a sleight of phrase meant to imply something..." November 26

  • Here are the top 10 NBA free agents still available

    Pro Basketball Talk "With more than 100 players already agreeing to deals this offseason, the shelves are getting pretty bare for NBA teams still shopping for free agents to round out their roster. Still, there are some solid rotation players who can fill a role for teams out there — and one..." November 26

  • Has Every NBA Team Addressed Its Biggest Weakness This Offseason?

    Bleacher Report "In an unusual NBA offseason that has packed the draft, free agency and training camp into a period of just over a month, teams have wasted little time remaking their rosters over the past week. Some clearly had a direction in mind prior to this transactional period. They..." November 26

  • Knicks Rookie Obi Toppin Distributes Thanksgiving Food With Black Veterans For Social Justice In Brooklyn

    Black Sports Online "Obi Toppin didn’t waste no time heading home to Brooklyn for Thanksgiving after he was selected No. 8 in the first-round of the 2020 NBA Draft. Today, Toppin was spotted with nonprofit group Black Veterans for Social Justice giving away Thanksgiving food along with..." November 26