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  • NBA discussing new In-Season Tournament, starting in 2023-24

    Sportsnaut "When the NBA made the decision to introduce the Play-In Tournament following the regular season, we heard all about it, from fans and players across the nation. Some liked the idea of lower-seeded teams having a chance at competing for a playoff spot by winning an extra game or two,..." May 17

  • Adam Silver on NBA Stars Forcing Trades: We Want Players and Teams to Honor Contracts

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN's Malika Andrews on Tuesday that he wanted to see both players and teams honor existing contracts.   "From a league standpoint, we want teams to honor contracts, we want players to honor contracts," he said...." May 17

  • Could The Suns Make A Blockbuster Trade For Lakers’ Anthony Davis?

    NBA Analysis "The Phoenix Suns‘ 2021-22 NBA season came to an abrupt halt in the second round of the postseason. Hosting the Dallas Mavericks at Footprint Center in Game 7, the Suns were blown out of the gym, losing 123-90. That could lead to an offseason of change, but could Los Angeles..." May 17

  • NBA 'Transition Take Foul' Rule Change Receives 'Widespread' Support From GMs

    Bleacher Report "A potential rule change to the NBA's "transition take foul" was reportedly met with "widespread support" during the league's general managers meeting in Chicago on Tuesday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.  Per that..." May 17

  • 'Daryl Morey has big, giant plans to acquire another star' for 76ers

    Yardbarker "Despite adding point guard James Harden before the trade deadline to pair with superstar Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers' postseason run ended with a second-round loss to the Miami Heat in six games.  ESPN's Brian Windhorst, a guest on Mike Greenberg's ESPN Radio..." May 17

  • Patrick Beverley: Chris Paul History Dates Back to Showdown at LeBron James Camp

    Bleacher Report "After calling out  Chris Paul during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up, Minnesota Timberwolves veteran Patrick Beverley revealed to Stephen A. Smith on Stephen A's World that his beef with the Phoenix Suns point guard began when he was in college and went to a..." May 17

  • These 3 Teams Should Monitor Chris Paul’s Trade Market

    NBA Analysis "Nothing lasts forever, but some things are more sustainable than others. The Phoenix Suns’ reign as one of the top teams in the NBA, however, looks to be crashing at warp speed. They surely didn’t look the part in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Mavericks..." May 17

  • Lakers Pushed to Offer Sam Presti $50 Million a Year to Replace Rob Pelinka

    Heavy "The Los Angeles Lakers may be less than two years removed from winning a championship but there are some massive issues with the franchise. While it’s feasible that the team can get back into title contention next season with LeBron James and Anthony Davis leading the..." May 17

  • 3 Intriguing Trade Ideas Involving 76ers’ James Harden

    NBA Analysis "The Philadelphia 76ers set some lofty expectations when they acquired James Harden at this year’s NBA trade deadline. Having been eliminated in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, it’s fair to say they fell short of them. This offseason, they’ll need to improve their..." May 17

  • Biggest 2022 NBA Conference Finals X-Factors

    Bleacher Report "We're finally down to the NBA's Final Four. With the Boston Celtics defeating the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks shocking the world with a 33-point win over the Suns in Phoenix, both have moved on to the conference finals. Here's how the final two..." May 17

  • 3 Trade Packages To Send Anthony Davis To The Raptors

    NBA Analysis "The Toronto Raptors played an entertaining brand of basketball this NBA season. They frequently ran several playmaking wings at the same time, ignoring conventions about positions in the process. It was fun to watch. It also earned them a first-round exit against the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • What’s the future hold for NBA’s second-round losers? Free agents, cap exceptions, more

    The Athletic "Take a breath. Losing in the second round sucks. You can see the conference finals — the only portal to the glorious, honey-drenched, sun-filled NBA Finals — right in front of you. All you have to do is beat this damn annoying team in front of you, that..." May 17

  • Best & Worst Free Agency Destinations For Deandre Ayton

    NBA Analysis "Here’s a question being asked throughout NBA circles: is Deandre Ayton a max player? It’s not an easy call to make. On the one hand, Ayton is a hyper-efficient pick-and-roll finisher. He’s basically a walking block of granite who can use his bulk and mobility to get..." May 17

  • 3 Blockbuster Trades The Phoenix Suns Can Do This Summer

    Fadeaway World "After their embarrassing Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the Phoenix Suns are going to have some thinking to do. Many believed that this would finally be the year that Chris Paul would win his first championship ring. Instead, the team lost to the Mavericks at home for the first time since..." May 17

  • Patrick Beverley tries to recruit LeBron James to Minnesota

    Lakers Daily "Veteran point guard Patrick Beverley made a lot of news on Monday morning when he was a guest on a popular sports news program. During his time on the air, Beverley condemned Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul for failing to deliver in his team’s series..." May 17

  • 'Luka Doncic is My Favorite Player!': Lakers' LeBron James Dropping Trade Hints For Mavs?

    SI "As Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks prepare for the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, LeBron James has been on an extended vacation due to the Los Angeles Lakers being unable to even make the NBA Play-In Tournament this season. On Monday,..." May 17

  • 5 teams set to improve the most with luck in Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the annual NBA Draft Lottery set to take place prior to the start of Tuesday night’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup, there is no top consensus, LeBron James, Zion Williamson, or otherwise top-regarded No. 1 prospect in the incoming class. Instead, there are..." May 17

  • Carmelo Anthony Savagely Gets Called out By Instagram Model

    Side Action "Carmelo Anthony is the latest to get called out by Instagram model Vanessa Chantel. Back in July of last year, IG Model Vanessa Chantel was in a little bit of a controversy over a gift that she received from recently passed away NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Haskins..." May 17

  • Kyrie Irving regrets fallout with LeBron James, Cavaliers

    CBS Sports "Kyrie Irving is one of the most talented basketball players in the world. Has been for a long time. But he's never been able to find the same level of success away from LeBron James that he enjoyed when the two were paired together in Cleveland, where they went to..." May 17

  • NBA Looking Into Alleged Domestic Incident Involving Rajon Rondo

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is aware of an alleged domestic incident involving veteran guard Rajon Rondo and is in the process of gathering more information, league spokesperson Mike Bass told Malika Andrews of ESPN on Monday. As first reported by TMZ, Rondo’s former..." May 17

  • LeBron James, Lakers’ real level of interest in Doc Rivers, Quin Snyder as Frank Vogel replacement

    Clutch Points "It’s been over a month since LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers decided to part ways with Frank Vogel. Up until now, the organization has yet to decide on who its next head coach is going to be. There are also no indications that there is a clear-cut frontrunner..." May 17

  • 3 Trade Targets Phoenix Suns Must Pursue

    NBA Analysis "Heading into the postseason, the Suns looked like the most complete team in the NBA. The Mavericks thought otherwise though, embarrassing Phoenix 123-90 in Game 7 to knock them from the postseason. Phoenix is left to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of one of the largest home Game..." May 17

  • LeBron James gets brutally honest about how many years he has left in NBA

    Clutch Points "One of the most interesting questions that popped up during LeBron James’ impromptu Q&A Twitter session on Monday night was about his retirement. A random user asked the Los Angeles Lakers superstar how many years he still has left in him and The King..." May 17

  • 2 Trade Packages To Send Rockets’ Eric Gordon To Lakers

    NBA Analysis "The Houston Rockets have had the worst record in the NBA for two consecutive seasons. Still, there are reasons to be optimistic about this club. Jalen Green emerged as a potential superstar during his rookie campaign. Alperen Sengun and Kevin Porter Jr retain star upside as well. The..." May 17

  • These 3 Teams Should Monitor Kevin Huerter Trade Market

    NBA Analysis "The Atlanta Hawks might be making some changes this NBA offseason after an underwhelming year. The Hawks made a run to the Eastern Conference Finals last season when no one expected much. This season, the Hawks were looking to prove that last season was not a fluke but was unable..." May 17

  • LeBron: I'd Choose Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving for 2 vs. 2 Against Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James or Michael Jordan has been debated ad nauseam by basketball fans and commentators alike, but the King added an interesting twist to the debate Monday during a question-and-answer session on Twitter on Monday. James was asked which teammate either past or present he would..." May 17

  • Kevin Durant Refuses To Answer Who Are His Top 10 NBA Players Right Now

    Yardbarker "Kevin Durant is one of the best players in the world but that has never stopped him from being extremely active on social media sites like Twitter. While many of his contemporaries use it as a means to engage with fans in a friendly manner and ignore the haters, KD usually comes out all..." May 17

  • Damion Lee Named Possible Free Agency Target For Lakers

    NBA Analysis "There has been a lot of attention given to the Los Angeles Lakers and the moves that they could try and make this NBA offseason. But, the moves that they can really make are very limited because of their roster construction. Los Angeles has only six players on their cap sheet right..." May 17

  • LeBron James Jokes About Being Able to Beat Tom Brady in Hockey Shootout

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is confident in himself in a one-on-one scenario, and apparently it doesn't matter the sport. While holding a Q&A session on Twitter on Monday night, James was asked by Tampa Bay Buccaneers star quarterback Tom Brady which one of them would..." May 17

  • 1 Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Draft Pick

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 NBA draft lottery is Tuesday, and it could change everything for whichever team lands the first overall pick. In most cases, the squad that secures that top selection should keep it. Cost-controlled players with star potential are hard to come by, and there's a..." May 16

  • This Lakers-Suns Trade Swaps Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook

    NBA Analysis "The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers are very different NBA teams – yet they have some eerie similarities. Both ended their seasons in embarrassing fashions, despite high hopes to begin the year. Both have aging point guards on massive contracts, and it’s unclear if..." May 16

  • Rajon Rondo Allegedly Pulled Gun On Family During Scary Outburst

    TMZ "Rajon Rondo allegedly pulled a gun on the mother of his children and threatened to kill her during a heated altercation ... and the woman claims their kids witnessed the whole thing. TMZ Sports has learned 36-year-old Ashley Bachelor, Rondo's former partner and..." May 16

  • 1 Free Agent Sleeper The New York Knicks Should Target

    NBA Analysis "One of the biggest goals for the New York Knicks this NBA offseason needs to be figuring out the direction they want to take the roster. When Leon Rose first took over the front office, it looked like this would be a rebuilding effort through the draft. New York would cultivate and..." May 16

  • Russell Westbrook return to Lakers is reportedly more likely

    Sportsnaut "Nearly a year removed from the Russell Westbrook trade, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves needing to overhaul the roster and coaching staff for the 2022-’23 NBA season. While many long assumed that meant Westbrook leaving Los Angeles, that might no longer be the..." May 16

  • Lakers asking coaching candidates how they’d use Russell Westbrook

    Pro Basketball Talk "At one point, it seemed both the Lakers and Russell Westbrook were ready to move on from each other. But Los Angeles reportedly fired Frank Vogel in part because he got so little from Russell Westbrook. If Westbrook were a goner anyway, why would that affect..." May 16

  • Four Deandre Ayton Free Agency Destinations

    The Big Lead "The Phoenix Suns' hopes for a repeat NBA Finals run spontaneously combusted last night, when they fell to pieces for all of Game 7 against the Dallas Mavericks. It was a team failure. No one person can possibly be blamed for the performance. It takes a village to..." May 16

  • Here’s The Russell Westbrook Trade The Pacers Should Try To Make

    NBA Analysis "The NBA offseason arguably draws more attention than the games themselves during the regular season. Fans are enamored with seeing which players will move where and who their favorite team will add to the roster. This offseason there won’t be any shortage of player movement...." May 16

  • Five finalists named for NBA’s social justice award

    Sportsnaut "The NBA announced the five finalists Monday for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award. Reggie Bullock (Dallas Mavericks), Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks), Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies), Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Fred VanVleet (Toronto..." May 16

  • 3 Crazy Zach LaVine Sign-And-Trades We’d Love To See

    NBA Analysis "On some level, we’d love to see Zach LaVine stay with the Chicago Bulls. Their 2021-22 NBA season just feels a little incomplete. They had a solid year, but it was unexceptional. They finished the year 46-36 and got eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. After..." May 16

  • Does Chris Paul (or Anyone) Really 'Deserve' a Ring?

    Bleacher Report "Four teams are left in the 2022 NBA Playoffs, and Chris Paul's team is not one of them. He will go into his 18th season with his place more than cemented on the very short list of greatest point guards of all time but still without a ring. We'll have all summer (and beyond) to..." May 16

  • LeBron James's Contract Breakdown

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James has made the most money in the history of the NBA and he will continue to add to that total next season. James will be entering his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers and will make about $44.4 million. It could be the highest amount of money he makes as he will turn 38 years..." May 16

  • 3 Trade Packages To Send Lakers’ Anthony Davis To Knicks

    NBA Analysis "If you write about the NBA for a living, chances are you’ve typed some version of the following sentence before: The Los Angeles Lakers had a horribly disappointing 2021-22 season. Russell Westbrook’s fit alongside LeBron James was always questionable. It turned out to be..." May 15

  • 3 Players For 76ers To Target With James Harden Trade

    NBA Analysis "The James Harden experience is a complicated one. It’s proven to be for multiple NBA franchises. There’s no question that he’s one of the most impactful offensive players in the history of the sport. On the other hand, there’s a case to be made that he tends to..." May 15

  • 2 Dream Team Targets For Los Angeles Lakers To Monitor

    NBA Analysis "As the NBA playoffs rage on, LeBron James’ absence from the festivities only grows more noticeable. Fans of the league have grown accustomed to seeing him on its biggest stage. Unfortunately, his Lakers didn’t come remotely close to qualifying to perform there. In fact,..." May 15

  • Shaquille O'Neal Calls Out People Who Compared Joel Embiid And James Harden To His Duo With Kobe Bryant

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers brought in James Harden ahead of the 2022 trade deadline. The guard failed to make an impact on the team despite a promising start with the Sixers. Once again, he couldn't deliver in the playoffs and the Miami Heat dominated the 76ers in the second round of the..." May 15

  • Every Team's Biggest Need in the 2022 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Most of the NBA is already operating in offseason mode. The rest will get there in the next month (give or take a few days). If you aren't thinking about your franchise's next step, you're already behind. We're here to bring everyone up to..." May 15

  • LeBron James Was Ecstatic About Liverpool Winning The FA Cup

    Fadeaway World "Liverpool FC continued their quest for a historic quadruple as they won the prestigious FA Cup yesterday over Chelsea FC. A certain LeBron James was thrilled to see the Reds win the trophy and his ties to Liverpool go back over a decade. LeBron has been a stakeholder at Liverpool for..." May 15

  • 2 Sign-And-Trade Deals To Send Mavericks’ Jalen Brunson To Lakers

    NBA Analysis "It wasn’t long ago that if you told an average NBA fan that Jalen Brunson’s name would dominate offseason rumors, they would have responded with “who?”. Those days are gone. Brunson is a household name. He’ll foray into unrestricted free agency this..." May 14

  • Cavs' Kevin Love drops truth bomb on LeBron James’ retirement plan

    Cavs Nation "There are few more memorable final games than that of the late, great Kobe Bryant in his last game with the Lakers before retirement. According to Cavs star Kevin Love, this is exactly the way his good buddy LeBron James wants to go out when he finally calls it a..." May 14

  • 3 trades Sixers must make in 2022 NBA offseason after ugly playoff exit vs. Heat

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers have their work cut out for them this offseason. With almost no wiggle room, they will have to find ways to upgrade their roster after losing in the second round of the NBA playoffs for the fourth time in five years. Figuring out what to do with James..." May 14