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  • NBA Rumors: 30 Free-Agent Targets for 30 Teams Next Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Following a summer that saw Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Al Horford, Jimmy Butler, Anthony Davis, Mike Conley and more change teams, 2020's free-agency class looks a bit sparse by comparison. That's not meant as a slight to players..." July 18

  • 10 NBA stars facing the most pressure in 2019-20

    Sportsnaut "Now that most of the pieces have been moved during what has been a frantic summer around the NBA, it’s time to look forward to the 2019-20 season. The Los Angeles Lakers added Anthony Davis to team up with LeBron James, creating a ton of pressure for both..." July 18

  • The NBA's Supermax Is Doing What It Was Supposed To

    Deadspin "The provisions of a collective bargaining agreement can be tricky things. After all, by definition they’re negotiated and agreed upon by parties with different and largely opposed interests, who will want different and often directly conflicting things out of them. The purpose or intent..." July 18

  • 5 NBA Players Poised for a Breakout Year in 2019-20

    12 Up "1. Lonzo Ball The NOLA Bayou is a far cry from the bright LA lights, which is perfect for Lonzo Ball. Ball came in with immense expectations, and like D’Angelo Russell, can thrive with a change of scenery as a former No. 2 overall pick. Zo hounds his opponents on defense while..." July 18

  • Who are next NBA stars (James Harden?!) to ride trade wave?

    Yardbarker "Jimmy Butler, Chris Paul and Paul George are “Patients Zero” for the trade epidemic that has rocked the NBA the past two years. Following disappointing ends to their respective 2016-17 seasons, each demanded a trade and was subsequently dealt to a new team that June. Butler went to..." July 17

  • Every NBA Team's Biggest Hole After Free-Agency Madness

    Bleacher Report "Another hectic round of NBA free agency has come and gone, and with the dust now settling, teams are left to grapple with the roster holes that went unfilled. Nothing, of course, is set in stone so far from training camps. But barring any more blockbuster trades, depth..." July 17

  • 3 Winners and Losers From the Hectic NBA Offseason

    12 Up "It really does feel like the NBA offseason is more entertaining than the regular season sometimes. This summer has shaken up the league tremendously with a bunch of old faces in new places, and plenty of mouths left agape after finding out who’s going where. Let’s take a look at..." July 16

  • The Best Player From Every NBA Team

    Fadeaway World "Summer Leauge is already here which means most of the NBA rosters are already set, and while we’re going to see a lot of trades go on throughout the season, several top-tier players are likely to stay put for most of the season. You just can’t win in this league unless you..." July 16

  • Canada’s FIBA World Cup training camp features 17 NBA players

    Pro Basketball Talk "No Andrew Wiggins, no problem. The disconnect between Wiggins and Canada Basketball seemed like a big deal when Wiggins looked like a budding star from a country without much basketball pedigree. But Wiggins has stagnated. Canada, on the other hand, looks like a rising..." July 16

  • Predicting 5 Years from Now Which 2019 NBA Offseason Moves Look Best

    Bleacher Report "Nothing lasts forever. That's the lesson of the 2019 NBA offseason. Actually, based on the shake-ups, teardowns, undertakings and overhauls we saw this summer, it seems more accurate to say nothing lasts for more than a year or two. Example: Of the 25 players named to..." July 16

  • The 11 best rookies at the NBA Summer League, ranked

    SB Nation "NBA summer league lost its main attraction when Zion Williamson exited with a knee injury just nine minutes into his debut for the New Orleans Pelicans. Williamson wasn’t the only top draft pick to miss time in Las Vegas: Ja Morant, Jarrett..." July 16

  • Sources: Mark Cuban fined $50,000 for meeting leak

    ESPN "The NBA office fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $50,000 after he admitted to leaking information from last week's Board of Governors meeting to a reporter, sources told ESPN. The fine was not publicly announced, but the league office issued a memo to inform teams of..." July 15

  • Despite rise of movement in NBA free agency, Mark Cuban continues to sit and watch as super teams grow around Mavs

    Sports Day "Add Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to the list of those who enjoyed watching NBA superstars bounce around the league in free agency this month. "Now instead of having one super team that everybody is trying to bear, we've got a bunch of super teams,'' Cuban said on..." July 15

  • Predicting the Next Wave of Breakout NBA Stars

    Bleacher Report "Who will be the breakout stars of the 2019-20 NBA season?  Before we answer that question, we need to address what the term means, as both "breakout" and "star" can be somewhat subjective.  For the purpose of this article, we'll..." July 15

  • The next 3 NBA stars to change teams

    SB Nation "There has been unprecedented movement of NBA stars in recent years. It’s not over. It’s never over. The churn is eternal thanks to shorter NBA contracts, a player mindset that is less wed to the concept of staying with a single franchise over an entire career, and teams..." July 15

  • How Every Bad Free-Agency Signing Could Actually Work

    Bleacher Report "Did your favorite NBA team overspend on free agents this summer? Still scratching your head over that $60 million deal for the career backup? Has your team's front office lost it, or is there actually a plan here? For some big-money free agents, the initial numbers may..." July 15

  • NBA rumors: Andre Iguodala could wind up with 1 of these 5 teams, including Lakers, Clippers

    Newark Star-Ledger "In a roster overhaul, one of the Golden State Warriors’ casualties was playoff hero Andre Iguodala. Now, the former Sixers first-round pick is on the Grizzlies after a cap-clearing trade, though he shouldn’t remain in Memphis for long. The Grizzlies are in rebuilding mode..." July 15

  • Five Players Who Boosted Their Stock at NBA Summer League

    The Big Lead "The NBA Summer League is filled with illusions. There have been hundreds of players over the years fans got excited about who amounted to nothing after dominating in summer league. But there are still some summer league standouts who earned a roster spot and continue to play productive..." July 15

  • Top 10 NBA Players To Never Have A Triple-Double

    Fadeaway World "We can all agree that personal stats don’t always reflect on the true impact on your team, as you can have the best performance of your life and still lose by 20 points when playing in the NBA. However, some players have made a living out of piling up stats and logging..." July 15

  • Trades to Save Every NBA Free-Agency Loser

    Bleacher Report "The summer of 2019 has been the wildest offseason ride in NBA history. In less than a month, we were treated to the following transactions (and this is just a taste of everything that went down): There's more to a lot of those deals. For example, Butler went to..." July 15

  • Seth Curry discusses expectations for Dallas entering 2019-20 season

    Sports Day "Seth Curry, who was recently re-acquired by the Dallas Mavericks in free agency, joined the Dennis and Cowlishaw show on ESPN Dallas 103.3 [KESN-FM] Friday to discuss the 2019 NBA offseason and his return to Dallas. Below are highlights from the full interview. On returning to..." July 13

  • Four most likely Chris Paul trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "The Oklahoma City Thunder might have added Chris Paul in the blockbuster Russell Westbrook trade on Thursday, but he’s not going to be in OKC for too long. Oklahoma City is already looking to move Paul with a number of potential suitors, including the Miami..." July 12

  • The 8 best players left in NBA free agency, ranked

    SB Nation "The opening eight hours of NBA free agency answered most of the questions we had about the future of the NBA, and the stunning Kawhi Leonard decision to join the Clippers with Paul Georgeanswered the rest. So who’s left on the board? Not too many people, now that..." July 12

  • The 10 Best Pairings In The NBA, Ranked

    Dime Magazine "For years, the NBA has been dictated by superteams. The squad that has found a way to get three or four All-NBA level players together has generally been the one that wins. We can debate for days whether or not that’s been a good or a bad thing, but for at least the start of the 2019-20..." July 12

  • Andre Iguodala Drawing Interest From Rockets, Clippers, Mavs?

    Hoops Rumors "After acquiring Russell Westbrook from Oklahoma City, the Rockets‘ top priority will be to find a way to land veteran forward Andre Iguodala, writes Sam Amick of The Athletic. According to Amick, Houston continues to push to acquire Iguodala from..." July 12

  • J.J. Barea plans to be ready for training camp

    Clutch Points "Veteran point guard JJ Barea will be returning to the Dallas Mavericks next season after he reportedly agreed on a one-year deal. The one-time champion is coming off an Achilles injury which he suffered back in January, and fans are wondering about how effective he will be moving..." July 11

  • NBA Rumors: 5 Blockbuster Trades That Could Happen This Summer

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is always changing. I am going to allow to enter an alternate universe for a minute. Let’s use knowledge and skills to match salaries and make some plausible which could jolt the NBA sphere. Sorry, Kyrie Irving the earth is not flat, but maybe this article will come full..." July 11

  • NBA Teams Blowing It in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The 2019 iteration of free agency has permanently transformed the NBA. Several teams will lament that fact for years to come. Some invested massive funds in the wrong places. Others missed opportunities to address glaring needs. One major-market club talked a huge game..." July 11

  • 10 Most Underrated Signings Of 2019 NBA Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "Summer league is already underway which means most free agents have already signed a new deal to take their talents elsewhere, and while most people were focused on Durant and Leonard, this free-agent class was stacked with talent. Obviously, superstars win games, but depth wins..." July 11

  • 2019 NBA Free Agents Most Likely to Finish 2020 on a Different Team

    Bleacher Report "Imagine trying to figure out which freshly signed NBA free agents may not finish the 2019-20 season with their current teams. Can't we let the ink dry for a second or two? Nope. Free agency isn't what it used to be. Contracts are shorter in general, and..." July 11

  • NBA Rumors: Mavericks reportedly trying to trade for Andre Iguodala

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks are trying to acquire Andre Iguodala in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to a report.’s Mike Fisher reported on Wednesday that the Mavericks have offered Courtney Lee and a second-round pick to the Grizzlies for..." July 11

  • Mark Cuban says Luka Doncic wants to improve his left hand dribbling, be more explosive on his drives

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says Mavs budding star Luka Doncic wants to improve his left hand  dribbling and be more explosive on his drives to the basket: Having a strong off-hand is important in the NBA, especially when you have the ball as much as Doncic does for the..." July 10

  • Ten 2019 free agency moves/trades that changed the face of the NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "It seems like we say this every off-season, but this time we really, REALLY mean it: That was the wildest NBA off-season ever. Superstars shifted teams — and teamed up — and with that contenders for the crown rose and fell (including the team with the..." July 10

  • Mark Cuban hints at Delon Wright starting for Mavs

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks, believe it or not, failed to sign a top-tier player in free agency again this summer. Just because they missed out on their initial list of targets, though, hardly means the Mavericks didn’t make a move that stands to make a major two-way impact both next season and..." July 10

  • LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis and More Potential 2021 NBA Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "Teams were already carefully monitoring the NBA's 2021 free-agent class even before the group potentially added another surprise member.   When Kawhi Leonard agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers last week, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported..." July 10

  • NBA trade block: Russell Westbrook, Kyle Lowry, Kevin Love among 12 big-name players that could be moved

    CBS Sports "As perhaps the wildest free agency period in NBA history draws to a close, a whole new set of circumstances for a number of teams takes shape. Specifically, the Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder are in starkly different situations after the departures of Kawhi..." July 10

  • 5 Worst Contracts in the NBA

    12 Up "With all the money thrown around in recent years in the NBA, there were bound to be some deals that went wrong. Of course, the organizations cannot always be blamed for contracts gone awry, especially considering the injury issues of several star players who made the cut. 5...." July 10

  • Biggest Losers in NBA Free Agency

    The Big Lead "NBA free agency is now largely behind us and, hoo-boy, did it fundamentally change the landscape of the league. With all of the top players now under contract, here’s a look at the biggest losers from free agency in 2019.  New York Knicks I mean, this is almost..." July 10

  • Most Surprising NBA Paydays in 2019 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's summer of 2016 set an unreachable standard for reckless free-agent spending, so please understand that even the most egregious overpays of 2019 seem fiscally responsible by comparison. Still, a handful of surprising deals flew around during the first week of free..." July 10

  • NBA Will Add In-Game Challenges, Make Changes To Replay For 2019/20 Season

    Hoops Rumors "NBA Coaches will have the ability to challenge plays during the 2019/20 season, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter links). The rule will be implemented on a one-year, trial basis. The league has also made changes to the use of replay. The NBA Replay Center will now..." July 09

  • Clippers to face Mavericks in Vancouver pre-season tilt

    Daily Hive "On Tuesday, the NBA confirmed Daily Hive’s reporting that the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks will play a preseason game at Rogers Arena on October 17. It’s the fifth time in six years that the NBA Canada Series has visited Vancouver, but for the first..." July 09

  • The 10 best players left in NBA free agency, ranked

    SB Nation "The opening eight hours of NBA free agency answered most of the questions we had about the future of the NBA, and the stunning Kawhi Leonard decision to join the Clippers with Paul Georgeanswered the rest. So who’s left on the board? Not too many people, now that..." July 09

  • Top 10 Best Superstar Duos In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the NBA is known for explosive duos. The dynamic 1-2 punch in basketball is back and better than ever. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant … it has been a..." July 09

  • The Underrated Winners And Losers Of Kawhi Leonard And Paul George Joining The Clippers

    Dime Magazine "Kawhi Leonard is a Los Angeles Clipper, and in a bit of a surprise twist, he brought an All-Star running mate with him. Prior to Leonard’s decision to head home getting announced, the Clippers pulled off a trade to acquire fellow SoCal native Paul George, too. Even by the most optimistic..." July 09

  • 'It Doesn't Matter': Even Best NBA Franchises Can't Compete with Superstar Whims

    Bleacher Report "Kawhi Leonard will soon be a Los Angeles Clipper, because the Los Angeles Clippers did everything right. They assembled a roster of tenacious, talented young players. They built methodically, impressively—winning in the present while pocketing salary-cap room and extra draft..." July 09

  • Report: Danny Green would have signed with Dallas, not Raptors, if Kawhi Leonard went to Lakers

    Clutch Points "Conventional wisdom was that the fate of Danny Green was linked directly to Kawhi Leonard’s. One of the most effective, experienced wings on the open market, Green had the opportunity to decide his free-agency future early, but remained unsigned several days into July, and made no secret..." July 09

  • Impact Moves Contenders Can Still Make in NBA Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Hollywood has nothing on the NBA's 2019 summer blockbusters. Free agency has seemingly seen one superstar relocation after the next. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are Brooklyn Nets. Kawhi Leonard is a Los Angeles Clipper. Kemba Walker is a Boston..." July 09

  • 10 best moves of the NBA offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA offseason is very much in full swing, and there are still moves left to be made. However, plenty of big ones have been made already, including some that will change the face of the NBA. That doesn’t automatically mean they’re all good moves. Some teams have spent a..." July 09

  • What to expect from Kristaps Porzingis with the Mavs

    Clutch Points "Perhaps one of the biggest wild cards entering the 2019-20 NBA campaign is Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis, who was traded to Dallas back in January, is yet to play a game as a member of the Mavericks, as he spent all of this past season recovering from an ACL..." July 08

  • Every NBA Team That Can Realistically Win a Championship Next Season

    Complex "We're months away from a real NBA game being played but the anticipation for next season is probably higher than any season in recent memory. The massive shakeup in the league over the past few weeks has created parity in the NBA that we haven't seen in a long..." July 08