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  • Every NBA Team's Best and Worst Value Contract

    Bleacher Report "A couple of decades ago, the amount of money NBA teams now guarantees to their players would've been unimaginable. This summer, Nikola Jokic signed a five-year, $264 million extension which is the biggest in league history. By the end of this deal, his career earnings will be..." September 24

  • Three Burning Questions Facing Lakers Entering 2022-23 NBA Training Camp

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers have immense pressure entering the 2022-23 season. The whole NBA world will watch every game of the LA, especially with the unfortunate performance they showcased last season. Missing the playoffs and play-in tournament for a team composed of LeBron James, Anthony Davis,..." September 24

  • Here's 5 potential coaches to replace Ime Udoka if Celtics suspension leads to firing

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics announced Thursday that Udoka has been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season for “violations of team protocols.” Keep in mind that he just led the franchise to the 2022 NBA Finals in his first season as head coach. Udoka was involved in an..." September 23

  • How the repeater tax looms over Lakers' failure to trade Russell Westbrook

    CBS Sports "The events of this past week dealt a serious blow to the thousands of Los Angeles Lakers fans desperately awaiting a Russell Westbrook trade. It started on Wednesday, when Pacers general manager Chad Buchanan revealed that Myles Turner would start the season in..." September 23

  • Every NBA team’s biggest question heading into training camp

    The Athletic "The NBA is (almost) back. Over the next week, teams across the league will hold their individual media days with training camp and the preseason to follow. Safe to say, there are a lot of looming questions entering training camp. Has your team addressed all it needed to..." September 23

  • Kendrick Perkins Reveals His Top 5 Players In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is in a pretty interesting place right now. As the older generation of NBA greats begins to fade, a new cast of characters is taking up the mantle and slowly edging out the same guys they grew up admiring. The result has been a rapidly-changing league that has destabilized the..." September 23

  • Kyle Kuzma gets brutally honest on ‘dark place’ after leaving Lakers

    Clutch Points "Former Los Angeles Lakers player Kyle Kuzma recently got brutally honest on his mindset after he left the team ahead of the 2021-2022 season. Washington Wizards reporter Chase Hughes shared the following report on Kuzma. “Kyle Kuzma says he was in a..." September 23

  • Lowering NBA Draft age minimum doesn’t help anyone. Especially not the players

    The Athletic "It’s no secret NBA commissioner Adam Silver has made lowering the NBA Draft age minimum from 19 to 18 a clear priority. He’s brought it up many times over the years and firmly believes the NBA should allow 18-year-olds to enter the draft. “I’m on..." September 23

  • 2 potential trade candidates for the Miami Heat

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat finished last season with the best record in the Eastern Conference at 53-29, no small feat in a conference that has shaped up to be extremely competitive. They also came terribly close to making it back to the NBA Finals, just falling short to the eventual runner-up..." September 22

  • Predicting Every NBA Team's Starting Lineup and Top Reserve This Season

    Bleacher Report "NBA training camps open everywhere over the next week, with plenty of players looking to secure their spots in opening lineups. With so many big names changing teams this offseason (Donovan Mitchell, Dejounte Murray, Rudy Gobert, Jalen Brunson, Christian Wood, Collin Sexton, Jerami..." September 22

  • Utah Jazz No Longer Russell Westbrook Trade Suitor?

    NBA Analysis "The Los Angeles Lakers were one of the NBA teams that were involved in trade negotiations with the Utah Jazz for forward Bojan Bogdanovic. However, they did not finish a deal for him, as Bogdanovic is heading to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee. The..." September 22

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Hornets entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "The Charlotte Hornets did not make any major move in the 2022 offseason. Outside of adding Dennis Smith Jr. and re-signing Cody Martin, not much has changed on their roster. The rest of the league seems like they are improving drastically. The Boston Celtics added Malcolm Brogdon. The Cleveland..." September 22

  • Lakers Held Trade Talks With Pacers This Week; IND Still Seeks 2 1sts

    Pro Basketball Talk "Welcome to the Groundhog Day of Lakers trade talk. The Lakers and Pacers engaged in trade talks around Myles Turner and Buddy Hield. Again. Indiana demanded two unprotected first-round picks. Again. The Lakers turned them down. Again. It happened..." September 22

  • Vince Carter Says Anthony Davis Needs To Take The Burden Off LeBron James For The Lakers To Succeed

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James has been in the league for 19 years and he will soon be playing the 20th season of his NBA career. For most of his time in the NBA, James has led whichever team he has been part of. But with him turning 38 years old in a few months, he obviously needs support from his..." September 22

  • Russell Westbrook’s Wife Nina Drops Cryptic Quote About One’s ‘Worth’

    Side Action "The Russell Westbrook Lakers drama never seems to end. Russell Westbrook will almost certainly remain with the Los Angeles Lakers at the start of training camp, although L.A. is reportedly still looking at the possibility of trading the 2017 NBA MVP in the coming weeks. The..." September 22

  • New York Knicks Land Anthony Davis In Blockbuster Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "Human nature is a complicated thing, especially when looking through the lens of NBA basketball. People are somehow beautiful and ugly at the same time. One of the uglier sides of human nature is the need to find blame. When anything doesn’t go according to plan, we tend to seek..." September 21

  • Trade Targets to Put NBA Contenders Over the Top

    Bleacher Report "For NBA teams fortunate enough to find themselves in the championship race, a little greed can be a good thing. The margin for error at the Association's apex is either wafer-thin or simply nonexistent. Teams must be over-prepared for anything the basketball gods throw their way,..." September 21

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Knicks entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "In the 2020-21 NBA season, Tom Thibodeau led the New York Knicks to the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons. In the 2021-22 season, though, the Knicks couldn’t replicate that magic, finishing 37-45 and 11th in the Eastern Conference. Heading into Year 3 of the “Tibs”..." September 21

  • LeBron James responds to big Robert Sarver news

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James has issued a response to the news that Robert Sarver will sell the Phoenix Suns in the wake of a workplace misconduct investigation. Sarver announced Wednesday that he would sell both the Suns and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury after the NBA found that he used..." September 21

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Says He Didn't Intend to Disrespect LeBron James with 2019 Crown Celebration

    Bleacher Report "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo told ESPN's Malika Andrews on NBA Today Wednesday that he didn't mean to slight Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James with his "crown" celebration during a 111-104 win in Dec. 2019. "It was nothing..." September 21

  • Lakers guard options following signing of Dennis Schroder

    Sportsnaut "The 2022 NBA offseason has had its fair share of surprises that didn’t involve the Los Angeles Lakers. From the blockbuster trade of three-time Defensive Player of the Year winner Rudy Gobert to the drama that Kevin Durant started with the Brooklyn Nets, fans were witness to..." September 21

  • What's next for NBA's top 100? Expect Paolo Banchero to move in, and Russell Westbrook to move out

    CBS Sports "The only constant in the modern NBA is change. Players get better. They get worse. They change teams. They retire. The Boston Celtics were below .500 more than halfway through last season and came two wins short of a championship. There is no such thing as a status quo in..." September 21

  • Phil Jackson Kicked Jerry West Out Of The Lakers' Locker Room During A Players Meeting

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers of the early 2000s were a well-oiled unbeatable machine that terrorized the NBA with their star duo of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. Even though they were some teams that dared to challenge them, like the San Antonio Spurs or Sacramento Kings, the Lakers won not..." September 21

  • Lakers retiring George Mikan's jersey

    The Score "The Los Angeles Lakers are retiring George Mikan's No. 99 jersey on Oct. 30 against the Denver Nuggets, the team announced Wednesday. Mikan played seven seasons for the then-Minneapolis Lakers, leading the club to their first five titles in franchise history. The Hall of..." September 21

  • Trevor Ariza's Wife Files For Divorce

    TMZ "Trevor Ariza's wife has filed for divorce from the NBA player ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. According to court documents, Bree Anderson Ariza filed the documents on Tuesday, citing "irreconcilable differences." In the docs, Bree asked for..." September 21

  • Savannah James Revealed How LeBron James Motivates Her

    Fadeaway World "It's been a while since LeBron and Savannah James met, fell in love and formed a family, becoming one of the most solid around the NBA. These two have grown together as a couple and individually, inspiring a lot of people around the world with their relationship and personal..." September 21

  • Blockbuster Trade Ideas for 2022-23 NBA Season

    Bleacher Report "While the summer trade period has died down as we approach training camp, it's never too early to explore what deals may take place during the 2022-23 regular season. After we watched All-Stars such as Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Dejounte Murray switch teams this offseason,..." September 20

  • 3 Best Future Landing Spots For Giannis Antetokounmpo

    NBA Analysis "Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t waste much time getting back into the gym this offseason. After his Bucks were eliminated in the second round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs, Antetokounmpo was quickly back at work, preparing to play for Greece in..." September 20

  • Ranking the NBA's Top Sleeper Teams for 2022-23

    Bleacher Report "The basketball world is buzzing as the 2022-23 NBA campaign creeps closer. The defending champion Golden State Warriors sit atop the throne, but their list of challengers is as daunting as it is long. The Boston Celtics regrouped from their Finals loss and added Malcolm Brogdon. The..." September 20

  • Lakers Still See Russell Westbrook As Starter

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Lakers added some point guard depth this offseason by trading for Patrick Beverley and signing Dennis Schröder. However, the new arrivals are not expected to unseat Russell Westbrook from his starting role. "From what I understand now, they still see Russell..." September 20

  • NBA Experts Debate One-and-Done Rule Pros and Cons

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's eligible draft age has been debated since it was increased to 19 in 2005. For the past 17 years, fans have wondered if the league would ever return to a model where high school stars could enter the draft at 18 years old. Now, that "if" looks far more..." September 20

  • Kawhi Leonard, Paul George slapped with harsh Anthony Davis reality

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis has long been criticized for his health issues. Multiple injuries have held this man back, particularly over the past few years. At this point, it isn’t surprising that AD has been tagged with the “injury-prone”..." September 20

  • Brian Windhorst has interesting comment about Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers have made some big changes this offseason, but there are more than a few people who are skeptical that they will yield positive results. One NBA insider believes some of those skeptics are employed by the organization. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst made some..." September 20

  • Lakers Land Richaun Holmes In Intriguing Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "Everyone is a critic. It is, without question, easier to identify problems from a distance than it is to solve them when you have the power to. Often, this is the dynamic between an NBA team and its fans. Everyone knows what they think they’d do if they were the general..." September 20

  • LeBron James Spotted Working On His 3PT Shot And Midrange Game

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James is one of the best superstars in the league today, still considered a top-5 player in the NBA despite him heading towards the end of his career. Though the Los Angeles Lakers did not end up making the playoffs last season, he had a fantastic individual year, averaging 30.3 PPG, 8.2..." September 20

  • Five takeaways from the proposed lowering of the NBA Draft age and how it could impact college basketball

    CBS Sports "The NBA and the NBPA are reportedly in advanced talks, and expected to soon approve, lowering the draft eligibility age from 19 to 18 years old as soon as 2024. The move, which could be agreed upon as soon as this week as part of ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations, would..." September 20

  • Dennis Schroder Reveals That He Had Been In Talks With Lakers For 3 Months

    Fadeaway World "After a rough last year or so, September of 2022 has been very kind to Dennis Schroder. The German struggled in the 2021 NBA playoffs which meant he was unable to get a lucrative deal last year and the 2021-22 campaign wasn't much better, as he failed to have a positive impact while on the..." September 20

  • Jae Crowder 'Available' on Trade Market; Suns Have Been 'Very Active'

    Arizona Sports "With a roster built to win now, the Phoenix Suns remain active in efforts to improve their title odds before training camp begins on Sept. 26. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported on Monday that the Suns are expected to be percolating in trade negotiations, many centered around..." September 20

  • Spurs shopping 3 noteworthy players

    Larry Brown Sports "Though the San Antonio Spurs already traded All-Star Dejounte Murray earlier this summer, the sell-off may only intensify from here. Veteran Spurs writer LJ Ellis reports Monday that center Jakob Poeltl and guard Josh Richardson are two players who have commonly been..." September 20

  • LeBron James Appears to Have New Look Ready for 2022-23 Season

    SI "LeBron James shocked fans on Tuesday when he appeared to debut his new haircut on his Instagram story. The four-time NBA champion has been mocked for his hairline in recent years, and it looks like he finally decided to sport the bald..." September 20

  • Trade Ideas for Every NBA Team 1 Month Before 2022-23 Season

    Bleacher Report "With the Donovan Mitchell deal in the rearview, the 2022 offseason feels like it's pretty much wrapped up. Sure, we might still see a Russell Westbrook trade or some more unloading by the Utah Jazz, but for the most part, teams are settled and preparing for the start of training..." September 19

  • NBA's new CBA expected to lower draft age, create mental health designation

    The Score "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) are expected to agree to lower the draft-age eligibility from 19 to 18 as they negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. The two sides are also reportedly expected to..." September 19

  • Pretender or Contender: Which 2023 NBA Title Favorites Can't Be Trusted?

    Bleacher Report "The top of the NBA is loaded with talented and title-hopeful squads, as a number of teams could realistically take home the Larry O'Brien Trophy next summer. So, how can we tell the contenders from the pretenders? Looking at the last 10 NBA champions, a few things stand..." September 19

  • Kostas Antetokounmpo Joining Bulls On Training Camp Deal

    Bleacher Nation "Arturas Karnisovas is playing chess! The Chicago Bulls have reportedly signed Kostas Antetokounmpo, brother of the Greek Freak, to a training camp deal. The news comes in the wake of an overseas report connecting the Bulls to the 24-year-old forward. The Athletic’s..." September 19

  • Spain Wins EuroBasket 2022

    NBA.com "Spain dominated the EuroBasket tournament, finishing with an 8-1 record after defeating France in the final to capture its first gold medal since 2015 and 4th all-time. Spain, who placed first in Group A play earlier in the tournament, was led by the Hernangomez brothers. Toronto Raptors big..." September 19

  • Examining 3 Los Angeles Clippers players that could end their ’22-’23 seasons elsewhere

    Sportsnaut "There is no weak link on Los Angeles Clippers head coach Ty Lue’s roster — almost everyone on the floor can knock down a three and guard their man. However, some may provide greater impact skillsets, and others could be more complementary and flexible around star forwards..." September 17

  • LeBron James on Dennis Schröder's Return to Lakers: 'So Damn Happy to Have You Back'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is happy to have Dennis Schröder back in the Purple and Gold, posting a photo of the two on his Instagram story with the caption: "Yessir!! So damn happy to have you back!! You're like that! LFG!!!" " September 17

  • 3 Teams Should Monitor LaMelo Ball Trade Request

    NBA Analysis "The Charlotte Hornets looked to be one of the up-and-coming teams in the NBA. They increased their win total by 10 games this past season, going 43-39. Despite that, James Borrego was fired but Kenny Atkinson was going to take over as head coach, an excellent fit for a young roster..." September 17

  • Patrick Beverley Reacts To Rumor Claiming Russell Westbrook Will Come Off The Bench Next Season

    Fadeaway World "After a tumultuous 2021-22 NBA campaign, the Los Angeles Lakers are getting ready to face a new challenge next season following a very entertaining and controversial summer that saw them land a variety of players. After filling up the roster with a bunch of veterans last year, the Lakers tried..." September 17

  • Los Angeles Lakers Land Duncan Robinson In Major Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "By now, we’re sure you’ve heard some version of this story. Allow us to retell it as briefly as possible: The Los Angeles Lakers had a really bad 2021-22 NBA season. They need to make changes. Specifically, they need to trade Russell Westbrook, because he can’t..." September 17