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  • Brooklyn Nets to be without Kyrie Irving (shoulder) vs. Dallas Mavericks

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will miss Saturday's game against the Dallas Mavericks for what the team has said is "right shoulder injury recovery." The Nets were already without Kevin Durant, who has been ruled out through the..." February 27

  • Mavericks And Warriors Could Swap Andrew Wiggins And Kristaps Porzingis

    Fadeaway World "With the NBA trade deadline approaching, almost every team in the association has been involved in some kind of rumor. In Golden State, the Warriors are no different. As they continue to make a run for the postseason, it’s becoming increasingly evident that a move might be..." February 27

  • Every NBA Team's Worst Contract This Season

    Bleacher Report "Bad contracts come in all shapes and sizes in the NBA, with nearly every team possessing at least one deal they regret. For the purpose of this article, we're only focusing on contracts vs. production for this season only. Some players may have worse long-term deals overall,..." February 27

  • Kristaps Porzingis responds to trade rumor

    MSN.com "The lost ice week. Trade rumors. Three games missed with lower back tightness. Kristaps Porzingis has endured a lot the past two weeks while remaining silent publicly. He broke that silence Friday after putting in a full practice with anticipation of returning to the court to face the..." February 26

  • What we know about all 30 teams ahead of the 2021 NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets started the trade season in January when former MVP James Harden was acquired in a four-team deal. The Harden addition strengthens what many had already considered a championship contender in Brooklyn. What else should we expect between now..." February 26

  • College Seniors Must Petition NBA To Be Draft Eligible This Year

    Yardbarker "The NBA will require college seniors to petition the league for inclusion on the early-entry list in order to become draft-eligible this year, ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony reports. The NCAA granted all winter athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic,..." February 26

  • Shaquille O’Neal hilariously changes tack on criticizing young players

    The Sports Rush "The 2020-21 NBA season is almost halfway through. With the All-Star break approaching, there is a lot to be reflected upon about this half. The Los Angeles Lakers, are stuck in a rut, after having a hot start to the season. The Utah Jazz are ablaze, with a league-best 26-6 record. The..." February 26

  • Ben Simmons backs up defense talk by shutting down Luka Doncic

    CBS Sports "Earlier this month, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons made a bold declaration: "I feel like I'm the best defender in the NBA." On Thursday, he once again staked his claim, telling the Inside the NBA crew, "I do feel like I'm the best..." February 26

  • Seth Curry criticizes Mavericks for trading him

    Yardbarker "Seth Curry knows the Dallas Mavericks made a mistake by trading him and isn’t afraid to say it.  Curry was traded by Dallas to Philly in November to complete a draft-day deal. He said the Mavs made screwed up by dealing him. " February 26

  • Canada Goose and Rhude Collab on Vests for NBA All-Star Players

    Complex "Players at this year’s NBA All-Star Game will be staying warm in style thanks to a collaboration by Canada Goose and L.A.-based brand Rhude. The two brands will release limited-edition Canada Goose freestyle vests to be worn by the players selected for the 2021 All-Star..." February 26

  • This is why the NBA likely will never change its logo

    Larry Brown Sports "The topic of the NBA potentially changing its logo has come back into focus this week thanks to Kyrie Irving, but it remains unlikely that we are going to see a new logo at any point in the near future. Why? Money, of course. The current NBA logo was designed in 1969 and features the..." February 25

  • 5 Best NBA Reunions That Should Happen

    Fadeaway World "A lot of time in the NBA, a player is associated with a certain team: for example, someone like Shaquille O’Neal is always associated with the Lakers. But in this era of commonplace player movement, players often switch teams for a variety of reasons. Even if players do leave a team where..." February 25

  • Wizards Could Land Kristaps Porzingis And Create A Big 3

    Fadeaway World "The NBA trade market is full of rumors right now and some names could be included in blockbuster deals before the trade deadline strikes. Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis has been linked with a series of teams in recent days, including the Golden State..." February 25

  • 2021 NBA Draft: Best Fits for G League Star Jalen Green

    Bleacher Report "Jalen Green was a projected top-five NBA draft pick entering the G League bubble, and he's delivering on those expectations. Lottery teams can now start thinking about how he fits with their roster, feeling more confident that he's the real deal.  Through..." February 25

  • NBA Rising Stars Challenge Removed from 2021 All-Star Weekend

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has canceled the Rising Stars Challenge for the 2021 All-Star break, according to Mark Medina of USA Today. The annual event showcases the top rookies and second-year players in the league, but the game will be cut this year amid changes because..." February 25

  • Could The Charlotte Hornets Acquire Kristaps Porzingis?

    Fadeaway World "The Charlotte Hornets are a team that could use some help getting to the playoffs. They are hovering close to a .500 record and could use a player that could push them over the top. The Charlotte Hornets have a solid roster, but they need more star power to compete with other teams in the..." February 24

  • Kyrie Irving Calls for Kobe Bryant to Be the New NBA Logo

    Complex "Kyrie Irving reignited the discussion around changing the NBA logo to Kobe Bryant with an Instagram post on Wednesday. The Brooklyn Nets point guard shared a mock-up/tribute of the late Bryant in the place of the silhouette of Jerry West, who occupies the..." February 24

  • The 10 Greatest Second-Round NBA Draft Steals Since 2010

    Fadeaway World "There have been many famous NBA Draft steals in recent memory. However, how many came in the second round? You might actually be surprised at how many current and former NBA stars were second-round picks between 2010 and 2020. Whether they were picked with the first five picks of the..." February 24

  • NBA releases 2nd-half schedule

    NBA.com "The NBA today released its game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the Second Half of the 2020-21 regular season, which will begin Wednesday, March 10 and conclude Sunday, May 16. The Second Half..." February 24

  • NBA reports 2 positive COVID-19 tests in last week

    The Score "Two of 455 NBA players tested for COVID-19 in the last week returned positive results, the league announced Wednesday. The NBA reported five positive tests among players a week ago... " February 24

  • Kristaps Porzingis Unfollowing The Mavs For Trying To Trade Him

    Black Sports Online "The NBA trade deadline is about a month away which means there will be all kinds of rumors floating around on who is on the trade block. One of those players that recently, and surprisingly, went on the trade block is Mavs big man Kristaps Porzingis. " February 24

  • Luka Doncic Is 'Larry Bird Reincarnated,' Ex-Celtics Star Cedric Maxwell Says

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic has garnered the attention of players currently in the NBA and guys who were in the league years ago. In his latest newsletter, Marc Stein of the New York Times spoke to Cedric Maxwell, who said that the Mavs guard is the spitting..." February 24

  • 3 ideal Kristaps Porzingis trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Reports surfaced earlier this week that the struggling Dallas Mavericks were interested in pulling off a Kristaps Porzingis trade. It has become all-too obvious that the Unicorn is not that second star behind Luka Doncic to lead Dallas to championship contention. Injuries coupled..." February 23

  • Alessia Cara to perform Canadian anthem at 2021 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Canadian singer/songwriter and Grammy Award winner Alessia Cara will be among the artists performing prior to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Cara became the first Canadian ever to win a Grammy for "best new artist," earning the..." February 23

  • Twitter Debates Who Is The Biggest #NBAAllstar Snub After The List Was Released

    Black Sports Online "The NBA is officially announcing the Allstar game reserves tonight but when you’re Shams you get the list earlier than everyone else. Shams tweeted out the reserves list which include Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Zion Williamson, and..." February 23

  • Damian Lillard, James Harden among reserves selected by league's coaches

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Game starters last Thursday, but given the somewhat predictable nature of picking the top five players in each conference, tonight's reveal is the more important one. On Tuesday, the league unveiled the seven All-Star reserves for each conference as selected..." February 23

  • Do The Mavericks Want To Trade Kristaps Porzingis To Warriors?

    Fadeaway World "The Dallas Mavericks appears to be better off without Kristaps Porzingis, believed to be their second-best player, but now he could look for a new challenge in the league. The Latvian player was expected to create a very good association with Luka Doncic in Dallas but so far they have been..." February 23

  • 5 key stats Luka Doncic must keep improving to win 2021 NBA MVP honors

    Sportsnaut "Despite the Dallas Mavericks slow start to the season, Luka Doncic has lived up to his billing as the preseason MVP favorite. However, with the Mavericks’ mediocre record and stellar performances from Joel Embiid, LeBron James, and Nikola Jokic, the Slovenian superstar has..." February 23

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Would Blow Up The 2021 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It may seem like we'll have to satisfy our NBA transaction fix by wondering about Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond buyouts (which...meh). But if this season has demonstrated anything, it's that we never really know when a big move is coming. James..." February 23

  • Mark Cuban says reports of Mavericks shopping Kristaps Porzingis are ‘not accurate’

    Dallas Morning News "The possibilities are endless in the weeks leading up to the NBA trade deadline. With just over a month remaining for NBA teams to make deals this season, the rumor mill has begun to swirl with some big names from around the league. Now included in that list, Dallas Mavericks forward..." February 23

  • How The Mavs Could Form A “Big Three” With Andre Drummond

    Fadeaway World "With Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, the Dallas Mavericks have their future secured. But if they really want to maximize their talent, they might have to make a few more roster changes. Ahead of the NBA’s deadline, we can expect the Mavericks to be very active in their..." February 23

  • Mavericks Have Reportedly 'Quietly Gauged' Trade Market For Kristaps Porzingis

    Bleacher Report "The Dallas Mavericks set out to fortify their defense around Luka Doncic and their historic scoring attack this offseason. Yet here the Mavericks stand, ninth in the Western Conference, ranking 27th in overall defense, and Kristaps Porzingis' steady..." February 23

  • Desperation Trades for NBA's Biggest Buyers and Sellers

    Bleacher Report "NBA teams have little more than a month to finalize their trade deadline plans and put them into practice. While the trade market is still taking shape, there's already some separation forming between buyers and sellers. In some cases, it's even becoming clear which clubs..." February 22

  • NBA All-Star reserves: Damian Lillard a lock, but the rest not so easy

    USA Today "Picking NBA All-Star starters is easy. Selecting the reserves is difficult, and it’s up to NBA coaches to make the decisions. When the 2021 All-Star reserves are announced Tuesday on TNT, worthy players will be rewarded for the seasons they are having. We see you,..." February 22

  • Mark Cuban Has Fiery Take on Jason Kidd’s Nets Career

    Heavy "While this season all the hype has been about Brooklyn’s newest super team of James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving, the Nets once upon a time had a great team of during their time in New Jersey. Mark Cuban Sounds off on Jason Kidd’s Nets..." February 22

  • 5 Best Targets For The Miami Heat Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat made the NBA Finals last season, shocking everyone with their play as a defensive team. Led by their new signing Jimmy Butler, the Heat played like a team that deserved a chip and injuries destroyed their chances. But this season, they are struggling to find their form and are..." February 22

  • NBA Teams Bracing Themselves for the Worst Schedule They've Ever Seen

    Bleacher Report "As the NBA prepares to release its schedule for the second half of the 2020-21 season, teams are reportedly prepared for a backloaded slate of games. "They are bracing themselves for the worst schedule they've ever seen. All kinds of five games in seven nights, all..." February 22

  • Which players are on track to cash in on All-Star, All-NBA and other contract bonuses in 2021?

    ESPN "The honor of being selected as an All-Star is not the only thing on the line when the reserves are announced Tuesday night. There are five players who could combine to earn $5 million if they are selected to the All-Star Game. Here's our look at each player who has an All-Star..." February 22

  • 5 ideal DeMarcus Cousins destinations

    Sportsnaut "The Houston Rockets decision to waive former All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins threw a lot of people for a loop. While the 30-year-old Cousins is no longer the player that dominated for the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans earlier in his career, he’s still a darn good..." February 21

  • Luka Doncic Didn't Expect to Start All-Star Game: Damian Lillard 'Deserved It'

    Bleacher Report "Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic will start the 2021 NBA All-Star Game after he earned the Western Conference's final backcourt spot in a tiebreaker over Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard. On Saturday, Doncic offered his comments on the..." February 20

  • NBA Trades to Prevent a Los Angeles Lakers Championship Repeat

    Bleacher Report "There's a long way to go in the 2020-21 NBA season. A lot can change between now and the playoffs. But at the moment, it feels like a Los Angeles Lakers repeat might be the safest prediction for a championship (assuming Anthony Davis is healthy). So far, L.A...." February 20

  • 10 NBA Superstars Who Forced A Trade

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is a league that allows a lot of player mobility. Players switch between teams all the time, whether through a free agency or a trade. Sometimes a player is traded because a team wants to move them from the roster. But other times, players get traded because they request the trade..." February 20

  • 76ers' Doc Rivers to coach Team Durant in All-Star Game

    NBA.com "Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers and his staff will coach Team Durant in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. With tonight’s 112-105 home victory over the Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia (20-10, .667)..." February 20

  • Free Agent Stock Watch: Northwest Division

    Hoops Rumors "Throughout the season, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents this off-season. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Northwest..." February 20

  • Predicting the reserves at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta

    Sportsnet "Whether you agree with it or not, the NBA will be holding an all-star game on March 7. The league announced its starters Thursday, with Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid getting the nod in the East, and Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Kawhi..." February 19

  • 7 Best Big Men For The Los Angeles Lakers

    Fadeaway World "The Lakers look primed for a very deep Playoffs run this season, thanks in part to a fantastic selection of superstar players including LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Anthony Davis has an aggravated Achilles injury that will keep him out of action for the next..." February 19

  • NBA teams expected to see draft of second-half schedule as early as this weekend

    ESPN "The NBA is expected to share with teams a draft of the league's second-half schedule as early as this weekend, or likely next week, sources told ESPN. The NBA released only the first half of the schedule in order to build in flexibility to make up games postponed due to health and..." February 19

  • 5 NBA Teams That Should Trade for Andre Drummond

    Complex "As we near the NBA All-Star break, it appears that the NBA trade rumor mill is getting hot. We’ve already broken down the potential Blake Griffin moves out there, but he’s not the only big likely to be on the move in the next few weeks. According to both Woj and..." February 19

  • NBA Aims To Hold Vegas Summer League In August

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is working toward holding its annual Las Vegas Summer League sometime in early- or mid-August in 2021, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. The league is still figuring out all the specifics, sources tell ESPN. The NBA was forced to scrap its 2020..." February 19

  • Who Will Be The Next Superstar To Join The Warriors?

    Fadeaway World "The Golden State Warriors are going as far as their superstar, Stephen Curry, takes them. The franchise is without Klay Thompson for the entire season, and only Draymond Green is there to handle the leadership role alongside Curry. As a result, the Warriors are an afterthought so..." February 19