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  • Decisions On 2021/22 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the revamped schedule for the 2020/21 league year, NBA teams have until December 29 to make decisions on the third- and fourth-year team options for players on rookie scale contracts. All the players whose options will be exercised or declined by December 29 are already under..." December 05

  • The Blockbuster Trade That Could Pair Nikola Jokic And Luka Doncic On The Dallas Mavericks

    Fadeaway World "Nikola Jokic is one of the premier big men in the league, someone who is talented to carry a team deep into the playoffs. He’s faced off against a star like Kawhi Leonard and won. Jokic is one of the best players in the world, and top tier players like to play with other elite players..." December 05

  • 10 NBA Players Under The Most Pressure In The 2020-21 Season

    Fadeaway World "The 2021 season is coming very soon and that means certain NBA stars will be under pressure. Most NBA superstars have a lot to prove anyway, but 10 players will need to prove their critics wrong and step their games up. This means they need to showcase their talents in terms of numbers or team..." December 04

  • NBA releases 1st half of 2020-21 schedule

    The Score "The NBA released the first portion of its 72-game schedule for the upcoming season Friday. The Kevin Durant-led Brooklyn Nets will kick off the 2020-21 campaign Dec. 22 with a matchup against his former team, the Golden State Warriors, at 7 p.m. ET. That..." December 04

  • Ranking NBA 'City' uniforms for 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "For the fourth-straight season, the NBA and Nike collaborated on 'City' edition jerseys for every team in the league. Since Nike took over as the official uniform partner for the league, some teams have really gotten creative with uniform designs, while others have simply taken the easy..." December 04

  • NBA plans to continue not testing for marijuana during 2020-21 season

    Clutch Points "The NBA will not test its players for marijuana in the 2020-21 season, per Ben Dowsett, the same policy adopted by the league for the bubble in Orlando. In March, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported that the NBA and the National Basketball Players..." December 03

  • League may boost active player tally to 15 "Due to the compressed 2020-21 season schedule and fears over the impact of COVID-19 on NBA roster availability, the league may boost its active player list tally from 13 players to 15 players this year, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The league’s Competition Committee..." December 03

  • NBA Targeting March 25 For 2021 Trade Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has its eye on Thursday, March 25 for this season’s trade deadline, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). While that’s the tentative plan, the date will still need to be approved by the league’s Board of Governors, Charania notes. In..." December 03

  • Luka Doncic Drops a Major Bomb on Potentially Teaming up With Nikola Jokic

    Essentially Sports "Luka Doncic was just a sophomore during the 2019/20 NBA season, but he showcased unbelievable skills which made him a promising talent for the future. Moreover, how dominant would the Mavericks be if they bought in Nikola Jokic to partner him? Doncic was asked about the..." December 03

  • 5 NBA Duos That Could Break Up This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA season is fast approaching and there are still star duos across the league. We are one season removed from seeing a ton of dynamic duos put forth fantastic performances together. The Lakers ultimately had the best duo, with Anthony Davis and LeBron James completely stepping above the..." December 03

  • 5 Best Trade Packages For Kevin Love

    Fadeaway World "The Cavaliers finished dead last in their conference at the end of the 2020 NBA season. They need to rebuild and look towards the future. Collin Sexton and Obi Toppin could be exciting in the future; why not help them by getting players to support them in contending? The Cavaliers’..." December 03

  • LeBron James says he wanted to start a ‘Team LeBron’ Nike brand featuring Luka Doncic as his first signee

    Dallas Morning News "LeBron James and Luka Doncic already are linked as 2020-21 NBA Most Valuable Player candidates, and they’ll see each other soon enough when the Mavericks visit the reigning champion Lakers on Christmas night. A surprise “What if” commonality, though, emerged..." December 03

  • Thunder Sign Antonius Cleveland

    USA Today "Just hours after waiving Zylan Cheatham, the Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly signed a new player. The Thunder agreed to a deal with shooting guard Antonius Cleveland, Yahoo’s Keith Smith reported Wednesday night. Cleveland, 26, has played for the Dallas..." December 03

  • Mavericks are being secretive about Kristaps Porzingis

    New York Post "It remains a mystery as to when Kristaps Porzingis will join the Mavericks for the upcoming NBA season. With the start of training camps Tuesday, Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle didn’t have much to offer about the status of the former Knicks star, who underwent surgery..." December 03

  • 48 NBA players positive for COVID-19 in 1st round of testing

    The Score "Forty-eight of 546 NBA players tested positive for COVID-19 during the league's initial testing phase from Nov. 24 to 30, the league announced Wednesday. That represents an 8.8% positivity rate of those tested, which is lower than the current United States average of 10.2%,..." December 02

  • Way-Too-Soon 2021 NBA Trade Deadline Predictions

    Bleacher Report "There's no such thing as thinking too far ahead in the abbreviated and accelerated 2020-21 NBA season. Ink is still drying on most free-agent and rookie contracts, but players are already in training camps. The campaign will tip off before you know it, and roster..." December 02

  • 3 Trade Offers For Bradley Beal The Wizards Can’t Refuse

    Fadeaway World "The Washington Wizards will apparently start the season with both John Wall and Bradley Beal suiting up in the Wizards jerseys. After all, they are both All-Star talents with tremendous offensive upside and have experience playing with each other. But they shouldn’t fool themselves, Wall..." December 02

  • 5 best trade destinations for Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo

    Sportsnaut "Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo claims he doesn’t want to be traded, but his alleged words to players from other teams on the court in the Orlando bubble suggest otherwise. Oladipo said when asked if he’d ever demanded a trade from Indiana,..." December 02

  • Mavs pick up Luka Doncic’s 2021-22 rookie contract option as opportunity for max extension approaches

    Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks’ latest front-office decision was perhaps their easiest. The team has picked up the fourth-year option on Luka Doncic’s rookie contract to guarantee his $10.17 million salary for the 2021-22 season, a source tells The Dallas Morning News. The move,..." December 02

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic will be even better in Year 3 with upgrades on roster around him

    USA Today "The young star has already shattered NBA records. In only two seasons, Luka Doncic has already become an international icon. But at 21 years old, Doncic has just started filling out his resume. Therefore, Doncic enters his third season with the Dallas Mavericks with enough self..." December 01

  • NBA leaks its Christmas Day schedule

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s hard to believe that the new NBA season is nearly upon us even though it feels like the last one just ended. But yes, the 2020-2021 NBA season is coming up, and we already have the tentative schedule for Christmas Day. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski leaked the schedule. It..." December 01

  • What blockbuster NBA deals could be coming next?

    Sportsnaut "We’ve already seen NBA trades that will shake up the foundation of the league this coming season season. It has been just a few weeks since the Association allowed teams to finalize trades. Meanwhile, the NBA is coming off finally holding its annual NBA Draft. From Chris..." December 01

  • Mavs sign 2nd-round pick Tyrell Terry to deal with $4.6M guaranteed

    The Score "The Dallas Mavericks have signed second-round draft pick Tyrell Terry to a four-year contract with $4.6 million in guaranteed money, his agents told ESPN's Bobby Marks. Second-round draft choices rarely receive such a large amount in guaranteed money...." December 01

  • NBA Rookies with the Most to Prove in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Expectations for NBA rookies are generally low, but a handful this year will have more to prove than others. The top picks in particular will want to show they were deserving, especially LaMelo Ball, the draft's biggest name who went No. 3 after playing just 12..." December 01

  • Mavericks announce official signing, jersey numbers for Josh Green, Tyler Bey

    Dallas Morning News "On the eve of training camp, the Mavericks on Monday announced the signing of No. 18 overall draft pick Josh Green and draft-night acquisition Tyler Bey (No. 36 overall) to contracts. Green, a 6-6 forward, signed a standard first-round pick rookie-scale contract. Bey, a 6-7 guard,..." December 01

  • Teams told Tyrell Terry he shouldn’t have declared for the NBA Draft

    Clutch Points "Every year dreams are fulfilled in the NBA Draft. It’s a perfect moment where all the hard work and sacrifice pay off for a player because they have proven they deserve to be in the league. That moment can become even sweeter if that player has proven doubters wrong along the way, which..." December 01

  • Longtime NBA veteran Andrew Bogut announces retirement from basketball

    Sportsnet "Andrew Bogut, who played 14 seasons in the NBA and most recently suited up for the Golden State Warriors in 2019, has officially retired from professional basketball. The 36-year-old Australian, who played the past two seasons with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League,..." November 30

  • The case for five potential first-time NBA MVP winners "Despite winning the last two MVP awards, Giannis Antetokounmpoisn't the odds on favourite to win the 2020-21 MVP. That honour belongs to Luka Doncic who leads a list of five potential first-time winners in the top 10, according to Bovada. The latest odds tell us two things...." November 30

  • The Los Angeles Lakers Have 3 Spots Open: Top 5 Best Free Agents Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have won the 2020 NBA title and made moves to ensure that they are right back in the title race for 2021. They signed Dennis Schroder, Wesley Matthews, Montrezl Harrell, and Marc Gasol. This type of talent along with the returning LeBron James and Anthony Davis means the..." November 30

  • How the Los Angeles Clippers Can Still Pull off a Dream Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "After blowing a 3-1 series lead against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Los Angeles Clippers have begun making some big changes, but they are not done yet. The Clippers' playoff demise highlighted significant issues with the team: a..." November 30

  • Adam Silver: No data ‘Black Lives Matter’ on court hurt NBA ratings

    GQ "2020 started out uncomfortably for NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Back in October 2019, three weeks before the beginning of the season, Daryl Morey, the former general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted an image that said “FIGHT FOR FREEDOM / STAND WITH HONG KONG” in..." November 30

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For Andre Drummond

    Fadeaway World "Andre Drummond is a player who has received mixed opinions from fans and critics. Some claim that Drummond is the best rebounder of our generation, with huge defensive upside. Others say that he’s overrated, and someone who puts up stats on a bad team. The truth is that we simply..." November 30

  • Bolstering supporting cast around Luka Doncic, Mavericks take contending leap in the 2020 offseason "The 2019-20 season for the Dallas Mavericks ended in the first round of the NBA Playoffs in Orlando. In a competitive six-game series against the LA Clippers, the Mavericks and their historic offence - the best in NBA history at 115.9 points per 100..." November 29

  • Key dates for the 2020-21 NBA season "2020-21 Key Dates [Note: All date and timings as per ET] 2020 Dec. 1-5: Individual player workouts Dec. 1-5: Media week Dec. 6: Group workouts begin for teams Dec. 11-19: Preseason games Dec. 22, 2020 -..." November 29

  • NBA moves Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony to May 13-15

    CBS Sports "The 2020 Pro Basketball Hall of Fame is set to have one of the most star-studded classes in its history. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all slated for induction, but their enshrinement ceremonies had all been delayed due to COVID-19 precautions. It was originally slated to take..." November 29

  • NBA world reacts to Jake Paul's KO of Nate Robinson

    The Score "Plenty of memorable social media reaction from the world of basketball poured in following YouTube star Jake Paul's knockout of former NBA guard Nate Robinson on Saturday night. Here are some of the hilarious tweets sent out postfight. " November 29

  • Knicks Agree To Deal With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    TSN "The New York Knicks are signing forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a one-year contract, according to a report from ESPN's Bobby Marks. Kidd-Gilchrist spent last season split between the Charlotte Hornets and Dallas Mavericks after having previously spent the first seven..." November 28

  • NBA Sends Teams COVID-19 Safety Guide Ahead Of Training Camp

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA prepares for the start of training camp, the league sent all teams a 134-page “Health and Safety Protocol Guide” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world. The 2020/21 season will not take place inside a bubble like the resumption of the..." November 28

  • The Perfect Team Around Giannis Antetokounmpo ($100 Million Budget)

    Fadeaway World "The Milwaukee Bucks have had some of the best players of all time, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. The Bucks have always been a well-run franchise and they have always tried to remain competitive by making deals and drafting quality prospects in the draft. They currently have..." November 28

  • Lakers-Clippers opener highlights NBA preseason schedule

    Clutch Points "The NBA has officially released their preseason schedule ahead of training camp, with Dec. 11 listed as the official start to players returning to the hardwood. As currently listed, one of the premier games that will be on schedule the first day is a revitalized rivalry between..." November 27

  • NBA reportedly considers Georgia “bubble” for G League season

    Talk Basket "The NBA is reportedly committed to holding a G League season. The league is considering ‘a bubble concept in the Atlanta area that would cost NBA teams an entry fee in the $500,000 range,’ per Marc Stein. The G League cancelled the season last year due to COVID-19..." November 27

  • NBA Free Agency: 5 Worst And Overpaid Contracts This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "Another offseason and yet another period of insanely overpriced contracts being paid out. This seems to be a constant trend in the NBA, where teams seem to throw out money to land as much talent as they can get regardless of the price or fit in the squad. This year was no different, as some..." November 27

  • The Messy Truth About NBA Superstar Trade Requests

    Bleacher Report "Few NBA events are more seismic than a superstar asking management for a trade. Franchises can spend decades searching for a singular talent who can lift a team into title contention. They spend millions trying to surround those All-Stars with complementary players and personalities. And within..." November 27

  • 2020/21 NBA Contract Extension Tracker

    Hoops Rumors "A number of 2020 free agents, including Brandon Ingram, Gordon Hayward, and Davis Bertans, did extremely well for themselves on the open market this fall. However the most lucrative contracts signed since the new league year began weren’t free agent deals at all —..." November 27

  • J.J. Barea, Mavericks agree to one-year, $2.6M deal

    Sportsnet "Free-agent guard J.J. Barea has agreed to a guaranteed one-year, $2.6-million deal to return to the Dallas Mavericks, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. The return of Barea to the Mavericks is a bit of a surprise, since the 36-year-old, who evidently..." November 27

  • NBA Teams With Hard Caps For 2020/21

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA salary cap is somewhat malleable, with various exceptions allowing every team to surpass the $109,140,000 threshold once their room is used up. In some cases, teams blow past not only the cap limit, but the luxury-tax limit of $132,627,000 as well — the Warriors project..." November 27

  • Ranking the 5 Best NBA Free Agents Who Can Still Help Contenders

    Bleacher Report "Perhaps it should have been expected, given the unusual nature of this truncated offseason, but NBA teams knocked out the bulk of free agency in just two or three days this year. From the time the moratorium lifted a week ago, names were flying off the board left and right...." November 27

  • Here are the top 10 NBA free agents still available

    Pro Basketball Talk "With more than 100 players already agreeing to deals this offseason, the shelves are getting pretty bare for NBA teams still shopping for free agents to round out their roster. Still, there are some solid rotation players who can fill a role for teams out there — and one..." November 26

  • Has Every NBA Team Addressed Its Biggest Weakness This Offseason?

    Bleacher Report "In an unusual NBA offseason that has packed the draft, free agency and training camp into a period of just over a month, teams have wasted little time remaking their rosters over the past week. Some clearly had a direction in mind prior to this transactional period. They..." November 26

  • Top remaining free agents on the market

    CBS Sports "The teams that are in the best shape right now are the ones that have mostly completed their free agency business. That tends to bear out in most offseasons. The best players usually decide quickly. Teams making several signings a week into the frenzy usually have to do so out of desperation...." November 25