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  • Top Moments from 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction

    Bleacher Report "The much-anticipated class of 2020 was finally enshrined in a ceremony at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday.  Boasting arguably the most star-studded enshrinees in history, the nine-person class was headlined by Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan. They were..." May 16

  • NBA playoff picture heading into final day of regular season

    The Score "While only one day remains in the 2020-21 NBA regular season, a lot still needs to be settled. The top spot in the Western Conference remains up for grabs, and the play-in tournament matchups aren't locked in yet. Nearly all of Sunday's games have significant..." May 16

  • NBA's positional misfits destroying an outdated system

    CBS Sports "Zion Williamson had played 70 NBA games before the New Orleans Pelicans' coaching staff decided it was time. He had already evolved into a perimeter playmaker, even initiating the offense in certain situations. On April 9, though, with Lonzo Ball out with a hip injury,..." May 16

  • Paul Pierce, Ben Wallace Reportedly Part Of 2021 Hall Of Fame Class

    Hoops Rumors "Ahead of Sunday’s official announcement, two names of the 2021 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class have been reported: Ben Wallace and Paul Pierce. Sources told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated that the legendary defensive stalwart Wallace will be..." May 15

  • Marv Albert will reportedly retire at end of NBA Playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "After over five decades of calling NBA action, Marv Albert is calling it a career. According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Albert has decided to retire from his broadcasting duties at the end of the NBA Playoffs. A formal announcement is expected soon from Albert, and..." May 15

  • NBA plans to address players using unnatural shooting motions to draw fouls in offseason

    CBS Sports "With just a few days left in the regular season, and all but two playoff seeds still up for grabs, most of the NBA is focused firmly on the here and now. But it's never too early to start looking ahead to the future, and the league office is already making plans to address some key issues..." May 15

  • Luka Doncic goes full Michael Jordan to doubters after Mavs secure playoff spot

    Clutch Points "It’s safe to say Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic took all the doubts and questions against him personally. After leading the Mavs to the playoffs for the second straight year, Luka recalled the time earlier in the season when a lot of people lost faith and..." May 15

  • NBA Playoff Picture 2021: Standings, Predictions for Lakers, Warriors and More

    Bleacher Report "Can the Los Angeles Lakers move up to the No. 6 seed and avoid going to the play-in tournament? Or will the Portland Trail Blazers hold them off, giving the defending NBA champions a longer path back to the postseason? That's the biggest question remaining following..." May 15

  • NBA, Union Discuss Changes To Health And Safety Protocols

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and its players union are considering changes to the league’s health and safety protocols after an announcement this week from the Centers for Disease Control, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. The CDC issued a statement Thursday that “fully..." May 14

  • Why Jalen Brunson should win Sixth Man of the Year

    Sportsnaut "With the NBA regular season coming to an end, it’s time to give out awards to the best individual performances of the year. The Dallas Mavericks rollercoaster season means Luka Doncic will have to settle for an All-NBA team. However, there’s one Maverick being discussed..." May 14

  • The NBA was supposed to challenge the NFL, but has its popularity even surpassed MLB?

    The Athletic "I love Ethan Strauss’ recent series of columns on NBA ratings for a few reasons. First, they’re always fun reads because Strauss has an entertaining style of prose. Second, I’m a media nerd so I inhale any and all information in this realm. And third, it’s..." May 14

  • JJ Redick Out For At Least Rest Of Regular Season Due To Heel Soreness

    Real GM Basketball "JJ Redick will miss at least the rest of the regular season due right heel soreness, according to Rick Carlisle.  Redick aggravated the injury during Tuesday's loss to the Grizzlies. " May 13

  • Toughest Decision For Every NBA Team In 2021 Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "It’s decision time. Each NBA team will make severe tough choices over the 2021 offseason that could determine the direction of the franchise. Some of the decisions are more critical than others, but that’s just the nature of the business. Read..." May 13

  • 5 NBA players who could break Russell Westbrook's record for triple-doubles

    Sports Keeda "Russell Westbrook only recently recorded his 182nd triple-double to become the all-time leader in this category. Westbrook's showing no signs of slowing down either, making it feasible for him to exceed 200 or even 250 triple-doubles before he decides to officially ride off..." May 13

  • NBA: One new player tested positive for coronavirus in previous week

    Pro Basketball Talk "After its worst week with coronavirus in two months – four new cases, which followed weeks of three and two – the NBA has returned to a more manageable number. NBA release: Of the 497 players tested for COVID-19 since May..." May 13

  • NBA creates Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award

    ESPN "The NBA has created a new award in honor of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's all-time leading scorer and a noted civil rights activist, that will recognize a player who best embodies his strive for social justice and racial equality, the league announced Thursday. The winner..." May 13

  • Mavericks' Kristaps Porzingis: Good to go Wednesday

    CBS Sports "Porzingis (knee) is available Wednesday against the Pelicans, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. The 25-year-old was considered questionable for Wednesday's contest, and he'll play after sitting out the front half of the back-to-back set Tuesday. " May 12

  • NBA Trade Deadline Deals Contenders and Tankers Should Have Made

    Bleacher Report "The NBA trade deadline is, in hindsight, often a land of what-ifs and regrets. Sometimes teams get in trouble by acquiring the wrong player, overpaying on the trade market or choosing the wrong direction for their franchise's future. For other teams, though, the worst..." May 12

  • In-Person NBA Draft Combine to Return for 2021

    Blazer's Edge "The lead up to the 2021 NBA Draft will feature an in-person combine this year. Unlike last year’s virtual combine, the top prospects in the 2021 class are set to take center stage in Chicago near the end of June. The Athletic’s Shams Charania provided an..." May 12

  • NBA Stars with the Most to Prove in the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Entrenched stars are not typically saddled with the burden of proof during the NBA's regular season. Their value amongst one another can be divisive, but it's a given overall. Issues with their games are, usually, matters of split hairs; otherwise they wouldn't be..." May 12

  • Why Josh Green deserves more minutes for Dallas Mavericks

    Sportsnaut "Even after a blowout loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Dallas Mavericks are in control of their own playoff seeding spot. A few short weeks ago that seemed impossible, but a 10-3 run has made the Mavs the clear favorite for the 5th seed.  One of the more surprising..." May 12

  • The Luke Walton All-Stars -- 10 players who starred in their roles in 2021

    ESPN "It's time for the 10th Annual Luke Walton All-Stars, honoring journeymen and guys who have fought to stick in the NBA. Bruce Brown, Brooklyn Nets (captain) Brown walked into the Detroit Pistons practice facility in November when his..." May 12

  • 7 Former NBA All-Stars Are Playing At A High Level Off The Bench This Season

    Fadeaway World "It is not easy for former All-Star players to accept a bit-part role. We have seen throughout NBA history that players don't respond to that well, and it often goes bad. We have seen how a legend like Allen Iverson failed to accept a smaller role and that effectively ended his time in the..." May 12

  • Kristaps Porzingis responds to Mark Cuban claim of issues with Luka Doncic

    Real GM Basketball "Kristaps Porzingis disputed a recent assertion from Mark Cuban that he and Luka Doncic may have issues off the court. "I've never had any problems with my teammates off the court," said Porzingis. "I've always gotten along very well with them. I don't know..." May 11

  • Crowded All-NBA Field Will Impact Several Contract Situations

    Hoops Rumors "When Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer shared his early All-NBA picks this week, he rightly pointed out that limiting the field to 15 players will leave a number of worthy candidates on the outside looking in. O’Connor had to exclude worthy contenders such as Devin..." May 11

  • 3 Players who can beat Russell Westbrook’s triple-double record

    Clutch Points "Russell Westbrook just became the triple-double king by surpassing Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for the most triple-doubles in NBA history. Albeit coming in a tough 1-point loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, the Washington Wizards star notched career triple-double no. 182 to take..." May 11

  • Mavs Hope Kristaps Porzingis Can Return On Wednesday

    Hoops Rumors "Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis will remain sidelined for Tuesday’s game in Memphis, but the team hopes he’ll be available to make his return at home on Wednesday vs. the Pelicans, head coach Rick Carlisle said today. As Brad Townsend of..." May 10

  • Referee Tony Brown to miss rest of 2020-21 season

    NBA.com "NBA referee Tony Brown will not officiate the rest of the regular season nor during the 2021 NBA Playoffs after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last month. “Tony is a beloved member of the NBA family, and in particular, our officiating family,” said Monty McCutchen,..." May 10

  • Luka Doncic: Hitting Collin Sexton in groin 'obviously wasn't on purpose'

    The Score "Luka Doncic says he didn't intentionally strike Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton in the groin Sunday, a move that earned the Dallas Mavericks star a flagrant-2 foul and third-quarter ejection. "After I saw the video, I knew I hit him, but it..." May 10

  • Collin Sexton says ‘all good’ between him and Luka Doncic

    Cleveland.com "Collin Sexton, who was on the wrong end of Luka Doncic’s below-the-belt swipe early in the third quarter Sunday night, said there’s no history between the 2018 first-round picks that might’ve led to Doncic losing his cool. “Just a basketball play at the end of..." May 10

  • Twitter user creates hilarious thread of popular porn stars that compare to NBA players

    Total Pro Sports "This is the type of content social media was created for. On Sunday, Twitter user @DaMightyChiefs took to the popular social media site and created a hilarious thread comparing some of the biggest NBA players to popular porn stars For LeBron James, he compared to Abella..." May 10

  • As Mavs near goal of avoiding play-in tournament, health of Kristaps Porzingis, Maxi Kleber is cause for caution

    Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks departed Saturday for the regular season’s final multi-game road trip, to Cleveland and Memphis, with a clinched Southwest Division title and clearer view of the task ahead. With five games left, Dallas’ odds of holding on to fifth place in the Western..." May 09

  • Atlanta Hawks Could Acquire Kristaps Porzingis For John Collins And Cam Reddish

    Fadeaway World "The Atlanta Hawks are an exciting team in the Eastern Conference, and Trae Young has led them to the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference. Despite their good position, it seems as though pairing Trae Young with another All-Star caliber player during the offseason could greatly benefit them going..." May 09

  • 5 blockbuster trades the Golden State Warriors could make this summer

    Sportsnaut "Regardless of what happens moving forward on the season, the Golden State Warriors will be looking to pull off a blockbuster trade during the summer. With Klay Thompson slated to return to full health during the 2021-22 campaign and Stephen Curry playing at an..." May 09

  • NBA Playoff Picture: Standings, Bracket and Key Storylines Down the Stretch

    Bleacher Report "After winning the NBA title last season, the Los Angeles Lakers are in a bit of trouble as this year's playoffs draws closer. And if they don't turn things around soon, their appearance in the 2020-21 postseason could be brief. The Lakers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers on..." May 09

  • Rick Carlisle does not mind play-in tournament despite Luka Doncic, Mark Cuban criticisms

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is zigging where the rest of his organization seems to be zagging. Before his team’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, Carlisle addressed the divisive topic of the league’s upcoming play-in..." May 08

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic reaches 5,000 career points faster than any active player

    Dallas Morning News "Luka Doncic only needed seven points Friday night to reach 5,000 for his career, so it only was a matter of when, not if, he did it. It happened with 8:01 left in the first quarter of Friday’s home game against Cleveland, when Doncic made a pair of free-throws, giving Dallas a..." May 08

  • Potential 2021 NBA RFAs Whose Qualifying Offers Will Be Impacted By Starter Criteria

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s rookie scale, which determines how much first-round picks earn during their first four NBA seasons, also dictates how much the qualifying offers will be worth for those players when they reach restricted free agency after year four. However, the value of those..." May 07

  • How Dwight Powell is inspiring Dallas Mavericks’ hot streak

    Sportsnaut "After seemingly being stuck with a spot in the play-in tournament, the Dallas Mavericks have won eight of their last 10 games, moving up to fifth in the Western Conference. While Luka Doncic has played at his usual elite level, Kristaps Porzingis has missed multiple games..." May 07

  • Why Carmelo Anthony's resurgence means so much to young NBA superstars

    ESPN "IT WAS NOV. 5, 2017, game nine for the newly formed superteam in Oklahoma City. After a bumpy 4-4 start, the Thunder were in Portland to take on a division rival. Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts had taken his spot in the narrow hallway of the Moda Center pregame to talk with..." May 07

  • Breakouts on bad NBA teams: Don't sleep on the development of these 5 players

    The Score "It's tough for the average fan to keep up with all 30 NBA teams at any point in the season, especially in these final days when some teams are clearly out of the race and playing for nothing. But while you're ignoring some of those afterthought clubs, you might miss the start of a..." May 07

  • Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic admits to 'complaining way too much'

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic, who has vowed to avoid an automatic one-game suspension by being called for his 16th technical foul of the season, acknowledged Thursday that he has been "complaining way too much." Doncic addressed the issue during his..." May 07

  • Introducing a new NBA pre-draft event: The Tampa Bay Pro Combine

    Basketball News "Over the years, the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament has given thousands of NBA hopefuls an opportunity to showcase their game in front of executives from all 30 teams. The event has featured NBA legends such as John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, Tim Hardaway, Dennis Rodman, Rick Barry and..." May 07

  • Mavs give cloudy update on Kristaps Porzingis injury

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis is once again doubtful to play versus both the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers in the next two days. Porzingis is sidelined due to right knee soreness which he may have suffered versus the Detroit Pistons last..." May 06

  • 5 Best Point Guards For The Los Angeles Lakers Next Season

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers are a team that may be looking at some changes this summer. They have a lot of players who will be free agents during the summer, and point guard Dennis Schroder is one of them. If he leaves, then the Los Angeles Lakers would need to find a good replacement, one that..." May 06

  • NBA Youngsters Who Could Be Traded for a Star This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Young talent is the hottest commodity in the NBA. It's cheap, it has upside (which means hope for the fanbase), it's easier to control for long periods of time, and it comes with built-in retention advantages—like larger raises on new deals and matching rights in..." May 06

  • Analysis finds refs call 1% of defensive 3-second violations in close games

    The Score "Only 1% of defensive three-second violations have been called correctly in the final two minutes of close games since the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, Owen Phillips writes for The F5 newsletter. Using publicly available data from the league's last-two-minute reports,..." May 06

  • How does the NBA play-in tournament work? Dates, projections and rules explained

    ESPN "How does the NBA play-in tournament work and which teams will participate during the 2020-21 season? The league first tested the play-in round during the 2020 NBA restart in Orlando, Florida, with the Portland Trail Blazers topping the Memphis..." May 06

  • Mavericks rule out Kristaps Porzingis, Maxi Kleber vs. Brooklyn Nets

    Sportsnaut "The Dallas Mavericks will play the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday without frontcourt starters Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Kleber. Porzingis has missed the Mavs’ past three games and six of their last seven. Right knee soreness will force him to miss Thursday’s contest, while a..." May 05

  • NBA's play-in tournament likely here to stay

    Yardbarker "While some high-profile players and team owners have griped about the NBA’s newly introduced play-in tournament, the format is working “spectacularly well” and has virtually no downside, contends John Hollinger of The Athletic. As Hollinger..." May 05