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  • NBA discussing new In-Season Tournament, starting in 2023-24

    Sportsnaut "When the NBA made the decision to introduce the Play-In Tournament following the regular season, we heard all about it, from fans and players across the nation. Some liked the idea of lower-seeded teams having a chance at competing for a playoff spot by winning an extra game or two,..." May 17

  • Adam Silver on NBA Stars Forcing Trades: We Want Players and Teams to Honor Contracts

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN's Malika Andrews on Tuesday that he wanted to see both players and teams honor existing contracts.   "From a league standpoint, we want teams to honor contracts, we want players to honor contracts," he said...." May 17

  • NBA 'Transition Take Foul' Rule Change Receives 'Widespread' Support From GMs

    Bleacher Report "A potential rule change to the NBA's "transition take foul" was reportedly met with "widespread support" during the league's general managers meeting in Chicago on Tuesday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.  Per that..." May 17

  • 'Daryl Morey has big, giant plans to acquire another star' for 76ers

    Yardbarker "Despite adding point guard James Harden before the trade deadline to pair with superstar Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers' postseason run ended with a second-round loss to the Miami Heat in six games.  ESPN's Brian Windhorst, a guest on Mike Greenberg's ESPN Radio..." May 17

  • These 3 Teams Should Monitor Chris Paul’s Trade Market

    NBA Analysis "Nothing lasts forever, but some things are more sustainable than others. The Phoenix Suns’ reign as one of the top teams in the NBA, however, looks to be crashing at warp speed. They surely didn’t look the part in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Mavericks..." May 17

  • 3 Intriguing Trade Ideas Involving 76ers’ James Harden

    NBA Analysis "The Philadelphia 76ers set some lofty expectations when they acquired James Harden at this year’s NBA trade deadline. Having been eliminated in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, it’s fair to say they fell short of them. This offseason, they’ll need to improve their..." May 17

  • Skip Bayless Argues Luka Doncic Isn't The Best Player Left In The Playoffs, Says He Would Rather Take Jimmy Butler

    Fadeaway World "Luka Doncic has proved a number of his doubters wrong this postseason. Those that accused him of not being a winning player are eating humble pie at the minute, with Doncic destroying the Phoenix Suns in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals to take his team one series win away from being..." May 17

  • Biggest 2022 NBA Conference Finals X-Factors

    Bleacher Report "We're finally down to the NBA's Final Four. With the Boston Celtics defeating the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks shocking the world with a 33-point win over the Suns in Phoenix, both have moved on to the conference finals. Here's how the final two..." May 17

  • What’s the future hold for NBA’s second-round losers? Free agents, cap exceptions, more

    The Athletic "Take a breath. Losing in the second round sucks. You can see the conference finals — the only portal to the glorious, honey-drenched, sun-filled NBA Finals — right in front of you. All you have to do is beat this damn annoying team in front of you, that..." May 17

  • Best & Worst Free Agency Destinations For Deandre Ayton

    NBA Analysis "Here’s a question being asked throughout NBA circles: is Deandre Ayton a max player? It’s not an easy call to make. On the one hand, Ayton is a hyper-efficient pick-and-roll finisher. He’s basically a walking block of granite who can use his bulk and mobility to get..." May 17

  • Steve Kerr Says The Golden State Warriors Are Feeling Confident Ahead Of Game 1 Against The Dallas Mavericks

    Fadeaway World "With the drama of the Conference Semifinals now firmly in the past and the next round scheduled to start, it's time for the remaining teams to look forward to giving themselves a shot at actually securing a championship. The Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, and the Dallas Mavericks have all won..." May 17

  • 3 Blockbuster Trades The Phoenix Suns Can Do This Summer

    Fadeaway World "After their embarrassing Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the Phoenix Suns are going to have some thinking to do. Many believed that this would finally be the year that Chris Paul would win his first championship ring. Instead, the team lost to the Mavericks at home for the first time since..." May 17

  • 'Luka Doncic is My Favorite Player!': Lakers' LeBron James Dropping Trade Hints For Mavs?

    SI "As Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks prepare for the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, LeBron James has been on an extended vacation due to the Los Angeles Lakers being unable to even make the NBA Play-In Tournament this season. On Monday,..." May 17

  • 5 teams set to improve the most with luck in Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the annual NBA Draft Lottery set to take place prior to the start of Tuesday night’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup, there is no top consensus, LeBron James, Zion Williamson, or otherwise top-regarded No. 1 prospect in the incoming class. Instead, there are..." May 17

  • John Salley On Luka Doncic: "Larry Bird Would Put Fear In Me And Everyone Else, Just Like Luka Does."

    Fadeaway World "Luka Doncic has been elite almost since the moment he stepped foot into the NBA, claiming Rookie of the Year before going on to make the All-NBA First Team in just his second season. The Mavericks star has been in the MVP conversation every season since his sophomore year and seems to have..." May 17

  • 3 Trade Targets Phoenix Suns Must Pursue

    NBA Analysis "Heading into the postseason, the Suns looked like the most complete team in the NBA. The Mavericks thought otherwise though, embarrassing Phoenix 123-90 in Game 7 to knock them from the postseason. Phoenix is left to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of one of the largest home Game..." May 17

  • These 3 Teams Should Monitor Kevin Huerter Trade Market

    NBA Analysis "The Atlanta Hawks might be making some changes this NBA offseason after an underwhelming year. The Hawks made a run to the Eastern Conference Finals last season when no one expected much. This season, the Hawks were looking to prove that last season was not a fluke but was unable..." May 17

  • Kevin Durant Refuses To Answer Who Are His Top 10 NBA Players Right Now

    Yardbarker "Kevin Durant is one of the best players in the world but that has never stopped him from being extremely active on social media sites like Twitter. While many of his contemporaries use it as a means to engage with fans in a friendly manner and ignore the haters, KD usually comes out all..." May 17

  • 1 Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Draft Pick

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 NBA draft lottery is Tuesday, and it could change everything for whichever team lands the first overall pick. In most cases, the squad that secures that top selection should keep it. Cost-controlled players with star potential are hard to come by, and there's a..." May 16

  • 1 Free Agent Sleeper The New York Knicks Should Target

    NBA Analysis "One of the biggest goals for the New York Knicks this NBA offseason needs to be figuring out the direction they want to take the roster. When Leon Rose first took over the front office, it looked like this would be a rebuilding effort through the draft. New York would cultivate and..." May 16

  • Suns release open letter to fans after Game 7 disaster

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns are being forced to do a bit of damage control after the team’s atrocious Game 7 performance against the Dallas Mavericks. The Suns posted an open letter to fans a day after Sunday’s loss, a Game 7 blowout that saw the 64-win favorites trailing by 46 at..." May 16

  • Four Deandre Ayton Free Agency Destinations

    The Big Lead "The Phoenix Suns' hopes for a repeat NBA Finals run spontaneously combusted last night, when they fell to pieces for all of Game 7 against the Dallas Mavericks. It was a team failure. No one person can possibly be blamed for the performance. It takes a village to..." May 16

  • Five finalists named for NBA’s social justice award

    Sportsnaut "The NBA announced the five finalists Monday for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award. Reggie Bullock (Dallas Mavericks), Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks), Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies), Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Fred VanVleet (Toronto..." May 16

  • 3 Crazy Zach LaVine Sign-And-Trades We’d Love To See

    NBA Analysis "On some level, we’d love to see Zach LaVine stay with the Chicago Bulls. Their 2021-22 NBA season just feels a little incomplete. They had a solid year, but it was unexceptional. They finished the year 46-36 and got eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. After..." May 16

  • Does Chris Paul (or Anyone) Really 'Deserve' a Ring?

    Bleacher Report "Four teams are left in the 2022 NBA Playoffs, and Chris Paul's team is not one of them. He will go into his 18th season with his place more than cemented on the very short list of greatest point guards of all time but still without a ring. We'll have all summer (and beyond) to..." May 16

  • Mark Cuban’s savage response to Lil Wayne after Luka Doncic, Mavs upset Suns

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns fan Lil Wayne took a shot at Luka Doncic over Twitter during the Western Conference Semifinals, and now it looks as if his words have backfired. After the Mavs pulled off the stunning upset of the Suns to advance to the Conference Finals, Mavericks owner..." May 16

  • Luka Doncic and the Mavericks aren’t just the NBA’s future. They’ve arrived

    The Athletic "It’s been known since he entered the league that Luka Doncic’s time was coming. He’s been talked about as a future face of the NBA and prematurely anointed as an MVP favorite; it’s understood these things will happen, if not yet, then at some point..." May 16

  • Mavericks Named Potential Destination For Collin Sexton

    NBA Analysis "After missing much of the season due to injury, Collin Sexton will still return as one of this NBA offseason’s most exciting restricted free agents. The Cleveland Cavaliers had a spectacular season despite the loss of Sexton, nearly making the postseason. The special performance..." May 16

  • Suns' Devin Booker on Game 7 Loss to Mavs

    Bleacher Report "The Phoenix Suns were thoroughly defeated in Sunday's Game 7 123-90 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. When speaking to reporters after the blowout, Suns star Devin Booker could only describe it as a "Good old-fashioned ass-whupping, end to end." When..." May 16

  • Luka Doncic Smiling at Devin Booker Meme Goes Viral Following Mavs Domination Over Suns

    Side Action "Luka got the last laugh, or in this case the last smile. On Sunday, the Mavericks absolutely ripped the Suns apart in a stunning 123-90 blowout. From the jump it was a blowout, the Mavs led by 10 points after the first quarter and just kept stacking onto that margin without mercy. As..." May 16

  • Boban Marjanovic has to be held back after incident late in Dallas' Game 7 blowout win

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Mavericks advanced to the Western Conference finals in stunning fashion on Sunday evening, as they went on the road in Game 7 and embarrassed the No. 1 seed Phoenix Suns, 123-90, in a contest that was not as close as even that lopsided scoreline..." May 16

  • Patrick Beverley subtly hints Suns’ Chris Paul faked injury after Mavs embarrassment

    Clutch Points "The entire NBA world was made witness to the destruction of the Phoenix Suns at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks. Few players relish the on-court demise of others like Patrick Beverley does. The spitfire point guard locks horns with just about any opponent he..." May 16

  • 3 Players For 76ers To Target With James Harden Trade

    NBA Analysis "The James Harden experience is a complicated one. It’s proven to be for multiple NBA franchises. There’s no question that he’s one of the most impactful offensive players in the history of the sport. On the other hand, there’s a case to be made that he tends to..." May 15

  • 2 Dream Team Targets For Los Angeles Lakers To Monitor

    NBA Analysis "As the NBA playoffs rage on, LeBron James’ absence from the festivities only grows more noticeable. Fans of the league have grown accustomed to seeing him on its biggest stage. Unfortunately, his Lakers didn’t come remotely close to qualifying to perform there. In fact,..." May 15

  • 3 Trade Packages To Send Knicks’ Julius Randle To Dallas Mavericks

    NBA Analysis "Three-point shooting is a swing skill for a lot of NBA players. When the shot is falling, it can make the difference between an average player and a star. Nobody highlighted that principle like Julius Randle last season. His accuracy nosedived from 41.1% to 30.8% between 2020-21 and..." May 15

  • Every Team's Biggest Need in the 2022 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Most of the NBA is already operating in offseason mode. The rest will get there in the next month (give or take a few days). If you aren't thinking about your franchise's next step, you're already behind. We're here to bring everyone up to..." May 15

  • Nikola Vucevic Is Sent To The Mavericks In This Trade

    NBA Analysis "After an impressive start to the 2021-22 NBA season, the Chicago Bulls were unable to have it translate to postseason success. They now enter the offseason with the need to reconfigure the roster but face no shortage of questions. For starters, Zach LaVine played through knee issues..." May 15

  • 2 Sign-And-Trade Deals To Send Mavericks’ Jalen Brunson To Lakers

    NBA Analysis "It wasn’t long ago that if you told an average NBA fan that Jalen Brunson’s name would dominate offseason rumors, they would have responded with “who?”. Those days are gone. Brunson is a household name. He’ll foray into unrestricted free agency this..." May 14

  • 3 trades Sixers must make in 2022 NBA offseason after ugly playoff exit vs. Heat

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers have their work cut out for them this offseason. With almost no wiggle room, they will have to find ways to upgrade their roster after losing in the second round of the NBA playoffs for the fourth time in five years. Figuring out what to do with James..." May 14

  • 3 Crazy Trade Ideas Involving Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving

    NBA Analysis "Kyrie Irving may be the most unpredictable player in what’s become a wildly unpredictable league. Any headline with his name in it should not come as a surprise to NBA fans this summer. If that headline reads that the Nets traded him, it will anyway. That’s not a decision..." May 14

  • Kevin Love Praises International Players Thriving In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "International players have made a big impact in the league in recent times, becoming huge figures in the association, changing the way that American players and fans see foreign stars that land in the NBA looking for an opportunity to shine. It's been a couple of great years for these..." May 14

  • 3 best trade destinations for Jazz's Mike Conley after latest playoff disappointment

    Clutch Points "After another disappointing showing in the 2021-22 NBA Playoffs, the Utah Jazz could be on the verge of disbanding their core players in a bid to head in a new direction moving forward. According to Bleacher Report, one of those players would be Mike Conley who is already past..." May 14

  • Jalen Brunson Named Possible Free Agency Target For Rockets

    NBA Analysis "The NBA free agency journey of Jalen Brunson will attract a lot of attention. He is going to cash in on quite a raise this offseason as he is having a career season in the final year of his rookie contract. Brunson averaged 16.3 points on a tidy .502/.373/.840 shooting split, adding..." May 14

  • Nick Wright Calls Out Devin Booker While Praising Luka Doncic

    Fadeaway World "The Phoenix Suns-Dallas Mavericks was expected to be a boring, one-sided series, but that's the second matchup that will go to seven games besides the Boston Celtics-Milwaukee Bucks in the East.  Luka Doncic and co. finally made it to the second round of the playoffs and..." May 14

  • 3 reasons Mavs will beat Suns in Game 7 to pull off stunning upset

    Clutch Points "Even after getting demolished in Game 5, the Dallas Mavericks regrouped and adjusted their game plan for Game 6 at the American Airlines Center and dominated the Phoenix Suns on their home floor once again. The Suns usually have the strength of turning on the switch at any..." May 14

  • 3 Potential Offseason Trade Suitors For Cavs’ Kevin Love

    NBA Analysis "The Cleveland Cavaliers took big steps in the 2021-22 NBA season. Since LeBron James left town, Cleveland has had trouble finding consistency but that might be coming to an end. The Cavaliers are the spot in the play-in portion of the postseason but were eliminated prior to series..." May 14

  • Patrick Beverley offers his interesting pick to win Game 7 between Suns-Mavs

    Larry Brown Sports "Patrick Beverley is offering up a somewhat surprising pick to win Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns. Beverley picked the Mavericks to beat the odds and win Game 7 on the road. The Minnesota Timberwolves guard cited Luka..." May 14

  • This Mavericks-Nets Trade Pairs Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic

    NBA Analysis "If the Brooklyn Nets trade Kyrie Irving for anything less than a fellow superstar this NBA offseason, don’t expect any block parties in the borough. Still, crazier things have happened. The Nets could easily have grown tired of the various issues that have kept Irving off the..." May 13

  • Are Luka Doncic and Devin Booker the NBA's Next Great Rivalry?

    The Big Lead "The Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 113-86 Thursday night to force Game 7 in their second-round NBA playoff series. The winner of Sunday's game moves on, while the loser will have a lot to think about. Specifically, who has the upper hand in a..." May 13

  • 4 ideal Kyrie Irving trade scenarios from the Nets

    Sportsnaut "There’s now a decent chance that the Brooklyn Nets will have to pull off a Kyrie Irving trade this summer. Following the Nets’ ugly first-round sweep at the hands of the Boston Celtics, there’s a ton of drama brewing in Brooklyn. That includes general..." May 13