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  • The Orlando Magic have to explore trades for Aaron Gordon or Jonathan Issac

    Clutch Points "The Orlando Magic have a lot of questions about their future. One of the biggest is how they should handle their two young wings Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon. The issue at hand is if the two can coexist, not to mention lurking questions about each of their..." September 25

  • The Perfect Trade Target for Every NBA Team

    Bleacher Report "As the least predictable season in NBA history nears its conclusion, it's time to start thinking about the offseason. Player movement likely won't measure up to the madness of 2019, but there will surely be some players finding their way to new teams. Free..." September 25

  • Top-5 Players Billy Donovan Should Bring To The Bulls

    Fadeaway World "The Bulls are in an interesting position moving forward. They just hired Billy Donovan as their new head coach, as well as Arturas Karnisovas to be the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations. With new leadership and a nucleus of intriguing young talent, Chicago..." September 25

  • NBA Players Dangerously Close to Bust Status

    Bleacher Report "A handful of recent top-20 NBA draft picks may be running out of time. Some slow starters, like Mohamed Bamba and Markelle Fultz, are still young with room left to improve, so they'll have suitors lined up once they're available. But the following five prospects..." September 25

  • TikTok User Claims Unnamed NBA Player Paid Her $7K To Sneak Into Bubble, Posts Evidence

    Total Pro Sports "It looks like Danuel House wasn’t the only NBA player who had an unauthorized person in their Disney room in Orlando. TikTok user hannmaile recently shared a video where she claimed to be paid $7K to sneak herself inside the Disney’s NBA Bubble because an unnamed NBA..." September 24

  • WNBA, NBA players react on Twitter to Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

    CBS Sports "In wake of protests and the fight for equality, athletes have been outspoken in the movement towards social justice reforms. Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in Louisville, has been someone many have fought for. Those fighting in her name were hoping justice would eventually..." September 23

  • NBA Sets Format For Draft Combine

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA announced plans today for a revamped draft combine that will run from September 28 until early to mid-November. Designed to aid with player evaluation before the November 18 draft, some of the combine will take place in team markets and other parts will be..." September 23

  • Here's 5 Boom-or-Bust 2020 NBA Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "While every NBA team has a wish list for free agency, there are only so many superstars to go around. Actually, the 2020 offseason really only has one. And it's Anthony Davis, who might be a free agent by title only—assuming he even declines his $28.8..." September 23

  • Kevin Garnett Says His NBA Era 'Could Never Play in a Bubble'

    Complex "The latest guest on Load Management was Kevin Garnett. You may have missed or mentally filed away the post from earlier but, hey, fortunately there's no expiration here.  Amongst several topics discussed (more on that in a sec) the NBA..." September 23

  • NBA participation in Tokyo Olympics could be limited, Adam Silver says

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the Tokyo Olympics’ effect on the league’s schedule planning for 2021 is unclear, but that it’s possible that Olympic participation may be limited. “There are a lot of great U.S. players, and we may be up against a..." September 22

  • Most Intriguing Landing Spots for NBA's Top Trade Targets

    Bleacher Report "Where oh where will the NBA's top offseason trade targets land? Er, well, we have no idea. It could be nowhere. It could be anywhere. It could be with your team. Where should the most sought-after trade candidates go if they do in fact go anywhere at all? Now..." September 22

  • Adam Silver: Next season unlikely to start before 2021

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver does not expect the 2020-21 season to begin in 2020. Silver told CNN’s Bob Costas on Tuesday that his “best guess” is the NBA will not begin next season until at least January. A Christmas start date is still the ideal scenario, but that..." September 22

  • 5 NBA Players in Desperate Need of a Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Players can grow apart from their NBA teams before their contracts split them up. When that happens, the situation is unsalvageable, and a trade becomes necessary. Maybe a team changes its overall direction and renders a player obsolete. Or perhaps that player gets..." September 22

  • NBA execs poll: Luka Doncic top young talent to build around; Zion Williamson comes at No. 7

    Hoops Hype "With only four teams remaining in the playoff bubble, HoopsHype polled 15 NBA talent evaluators, including four general managers, six executives and five scouts, to learn which players under 25 they’d build around and why. The top player to build around is not surprising, but..." September 22

  • NBA mulling fall tournament featuring G League select team

    USA Today "The NBA G League is reportedly discussing the possibility of hosting a tournament in a bubble environment featuring the newly-formed Ignite team, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The tournament will take place in November or December and will also include other teams,..." September 22

  • Kyle Lowry Could Land With Bucks In Potential Three-Team Deal

    Fadeaway World "The Milwaukee Bucks can rest easy knowing Giannis Antetokounmpo will not request a trade next season. Although he can leave via free agency in 2021, the organization still has time to convince him to stay. Besides dinner with the owners, the best way for the Bucks to do that would be..." September 21

  • Here's three trade ideas involving Chris Paul

    The Oklahoman "Chris Paul hinted at the uncertainty of the Thunder’s offseason. “I don’t know what the future holds,” Paul said a day after the Thunder was eliminated in the first round, “but what I can say is that this team, I think I made some connections and bonds..." September 21

  • How six teams have stopped LeBron James in the NBA playoffs

    ESPN "THWACK!! Detroit Pistons defensive wizard Tayshaun Prince, all 215 pounds of him, smashed into an immovable, 7-foot-3, 260-pound object named Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The Cleveland Cavaliers big man planted himself adjacent to Prince with the explicit purpose of preventing..." September 21

  • Social Media Loses Its Mind After This Video of Bronny James Surfaces

    Total Pro Sports "Bronny James just reminded everybody why it can sometimes suck being the kid of a mega-star athlete in the social media world. The son of the Los Angeles Lakers star forward is trending on Twitter for allegedly sparking up a blunt and it being posted to social media for all to..." September 19

  • Which 2020 NBA Free Agents Will Get the Worst Contracts?

    Bleacher Report "The course of free agency is always difficult to predict in the NBA, but the 2020 offseason could make previous years seem like a color-by-number worksheet. Thanks to the months-long hiatus, seeding games and playoffs without fans and a general decline in television ratings,..." September 18

  • Aaron Gordon Drops New Rap Music Video

    TMZ "Orlando Magic star Aaron Gordon is dropping highlights even in the off-season by putting out a brand new rap video -- and we're not gonna lie ... it's pretty ??. The 25-year-old baller is no stranger to getting in the booth -- he even famously dissed Dwyane..." September 18

  • 3 best Clippers trade options for Paul George

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Clippers and Paul George are in shambles. Their humiliating series defeat to the Denver Nuggets in the second round was shattering. The fact that they blew a 3-1 series lead to a relatively inexperienced Nuggets side just made things a lot, lot..." September 18

  • Are NBA playoff games better in a bubble? No home-court advantage, unpredictable basketball

    USA Today "Maybe the NBA should hold its playoffs in a bubble all the time. It is basketball distilled to its essence – five-on-five in a random gym. “At the end of the day, it's just guys playing in between those lines and who executes better and who plays the whole 48..." September 18

  • NBA Sends Guidelines For Pre-Draft Process To Teams

    Hoops Rumors "With the 2020 NBA draft now scheduled to take place on November 18, the league has sent teams a series of revamped guidelines for the pre-draft process, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). With no in-person draft combine taking place this year due to..." September 17

  • Trade Packages for NBA's Top 5 Available Stars

    Bleacher Report "For the first time in a long while, the upcoming NBA offseason could come and go without a star changing teams in free agency. But the trade market could be a different story entirely. Conditions seem perfect for some landscape-shifting blockbusters. With free agency short..." September 17

  • Top 5 Targets For The Clippers This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday became the second straight team to blow a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets this postseason. The team crumbled in the second half of all of the three final games, lacking a sense of urgency and looking discombobulated as their title hopes slipped..." September 17

  • All-NBA Format and Snubs

    Hoops Rumors "The league announced its three All-NBA squads for the 2019/20 season earlier today, with Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James leading the way as the only two unanimous First Team selections. While the First Team looked exactly as expected, there were some..." September 16

  • NBA Announces 2019/20 All-NBA Teams

    NBA.com "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James have been unanimously selected to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced today. James has set the NBA record with his 16th All-NBA Team selection, which includes a..." September 16

  • 2020 NBA Draft set for Nov. 18

    NBC Sports Chicago "What once was tentative is now official. The NBA has finalized Nov. 18 as its modified date for the 2020 draft, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. The draft had been last scheduled for Oct. 16, just three days after a hypothetical Game 7 of the NBA Finals in the..." September 16

  • Davis Bertans explains why he didn't play in Orlando and his beef with Evan Fournier

    NBC Sports Washington "  Months after he was the first NBA player to opt out of the restart bubble, soon-to-be free agent forward Davis Bertans has explained the decision not to play in his own words. Bertans, who had a breakout season for the Wizards, did not join the team in Orlando for..." September 16

  • Ranking The Top 10 Biggest Feuds In NBA History

    Fadeaway World "As much as NBA viewers enjoy the actual basketball product on display, many who follow the league are just as intrigued by the individuals playing the game and their personalities. Sometimes these stars, as famous and media-savvy as they can be, show their human side. Players can get..." September 15

  • An Offseason Trade for Every Eliminated NBA Playoff Team

    Bleacher Report "For the 11 teams already eliminated from the playoffs, it's time to start concocting offseason trade proposals. While some like the Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks may only need a tweak here and there, others like the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City..." September 15

  • 1 Player Every NBA Team Needs to Chase in 2020 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Another delay in the NBA's offseason schedule got you down? Cheer up. We have free-agency suggestions for your team to consider. Selections for every squad are based on a combination of roster needs and financial situations. Since we don't yet know where next..." September 15

  • Here's 5 NBA Free Agents Ready for Career Years

    Bleacher Report "The dream scenario in NBA free agency is signing a player right before he blows up. That's never easy, and most organizations succeed if they add talent that merely sustains past levels of play. As proof of how tough that task can be, consider a handful of key signings from the..." September 14

  • 5 NBA Teams That Need to Hit the Reset Button

    Bleacher Report "After failing to reach the Western Conference Finals for the fourth time in five seasons, the Houston Rockets must be asking themselves what more they can do in their quest for an NBA title. Maybe the answer is nothing. Maybe this is as far as this iteration of Space City's finest..." September 13

  • NBA wants fans at games next season

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA is aiming to return to something closer to normal in 2020-21 instead of a bubble scenario. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the league made clear on Thursday’s Board of Governors call that its preference is for in-market games next season. There would..." September 11

  • NBA planning two-part draft combine process

    Clutch Points "The NBA is planning a Draft Combine process beginning later this month and it will reportedly be in two parts, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. On Thursday, the league held a call with its Board of Governors and many details were discussed about the 2020 draft and the..." September 11

  • NBA allowing additional sponsorship on practice jerseys

    The Score "The NBA will allow teams to place an additional sponsorship asset on practice jerseys, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. All 30 clubs have a sponsorship patch on the front left shoulder of their game-day uniforms. " September 11

  • NBA Superstars Who Should Be on Trade Watch This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "With player movement seemingly drawing just as much interest as the games themselves, NBA trade watch never really stops. But with postseason participants dwindling and most organizations already shifting into offseason mode, the focus on the league's transactional side is revving..." September 11

  • Michelle Roberts Skeptical 2020/21 Season Will Start In December

    New York Times "In early March, Michele Roberts announced she would be stepping down as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association after six years on the job. Days later, the National Basketball Association said it was suspending its season because of the..." September 11

  • NBA Pushes Back NBA Draft, Start Of 2020-21 Season

    CBS Boston "The 2020 NBA season is still going, and won’t finish up until sometime in October. The 2020-21 season was slated to tip off just a short time later in December, but that and other important dates are now being pushed back, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Those..." September 10

  • Allen Iverson, Patrick Ewing Served As Pallbearer at John Thompson's Funeral

    TMZ ""See you when I get there coach..." That's Allen Iverson's emotional message to John Thompson ... after the Hall of Famer served as a pallbearer at the funeral for his legendary college coach. Thompson -- one of the greatest college..." September 09

  • 2020 NBA Draft Could Move to Nov. 18 Amid Discussions with NBPA

    Yardbarker "Minnesota Timberwolves fans will have to wait a little longer to find out what the team will do with the first overall selection in the 2020 NBA Draft.  According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA has informed teams of a potential revised draft date of Nov. 18.  " September 09

  • 5 Trades the Bucks Can Make This Off-Season to Keep Giannis Antetokounmpo Happy

    Complex "The Milwaukee Bucks aren’t in the most enviable place in the NBA right now. Sure, they’ve got the likely back-to-back MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo, and have led the NBA in wins in each of the past two regular-seasons. But now Antetokounmpo is going to be graciously receiving his..." September 09

  • NBA playoff success has never been so dependent on 3s

    ESPN "You've heard the maxim before: The NBA is a make or miss league. But it's never been more true than in these playoffs. As the best basketball league in the world leans further and further into 3-point shooting, success from beyond the arc is increasingly deciding who wins the..." September 09

  • Shaq O’Neal Tries Pronouncing A Welsh Town’s Name That Is 58 letters Long

    Fadeaway World "Every single NBA fan enjoys Shaquille O’Neal’s antics in NBA on TNT. He’s been hilarious since he made it to the league and it seems like he always finds a new way to crack us all up. ‘The Big Aristotle’ has had a tough time with foreign languages. He..." September 08

  • NBA, union agree to push back draft, free agency, 2020-21 start

    The Score "The NBA and the NBPA have agreed to push back the Oct. 16 draft, the Oct. 18 start of free agency, and the beginning of the 2020-21 season, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. New dates will reportedly be determined later, but the draft is expected to be rescheduled..." September 08

  • Challenges of isolated life in the bubble add to NBA players' playoff stress: 'I just checked out'

    USA Today "The moment could have prompted Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George to explain a recent shooting slump with conventional reasons. George could have contended he took quality shots that just did not drop. He could have credited the Dallas Mavericks’ swarming defenses. He..." September 08

  • NBA will allow team staff members to have guests inside bubble starting with conference finals

    ESPN "NBA coaches and staff have been approved to bring guests into the bubble for the start of the respective conference finals, according to a memo obtained by ESPN. Each team -- including head coaches, front office and staff -- can bring no more than 10 guests to the Disney campus..." September 08

  • NBPA's 'Bubble School' opens for players' children

    ESPN "Earlier this summer, on one of the many conference calls between NBA players and National Basketball Players Association officials about how the league's impending Orlando bubble reboot would work, one player posed a question that caught officials off guard. The player hailed from..." September 08