• Blame Magic Johnson, not LeBron James, for the Lakers Sucking

    Complex "The 2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers have been an abysmal disgrace. There’s no clean way to say that. As one of the people who was ready to die on the hill of a LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers team at the beginning of this season, I watched the Lakers with more fervor than I had in recent..." March 18

  • Draymond Green: Durant FA Uncertainty “Not Important”

    Hoops Rumors "Kevin Durant‘s uncertain future has been hanging over the Warriors all season long, particularly since a heated on-court confrontation back in November in which Draymond Green reportedly accused Durant of planning to leave at season’s end. However, speaking to Sam Amick of The..." March 18

  • Report: Mavs planning a ‘unique position’ for Dirk Nowitzki once he retires

    Clutch Points "While Dirk Nowitzki has not formally made any announcements, it is widely expected that the Dallas Mavericks legend will retire from the game of basketball at the end of the season. Not surprisingly, the Mavericks may have special plans for..." March 18

  • Paul Pierce Thinks The Lakers Should Trade LeBron If They Get The No. 1 Pick

    Dime Magazine "With every game the Los Angeles Lakers lose in LeBron James’ inaugural season in Hollywood, the drama continues to build. Case in point: the two lasting images from the Lakers most recent loss to the New York Knicks were LeBron sitting away from his teammates on the bench during..." March 18

  • DeMarcus Cousins has clean MRI after ankle injury

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarcus Cousins has been a big contributor for the Golden State Warriors since he made his debut this season, and any injury to his ankle or foot is a concern given that he suffered a torn Achilles last year. Fortunately, Cousins’ latest ailment is not serious. Cousins has been..." March 18

  • Rockets’ Morey says he would sign Ray Allen to 10-day contract

    Amico Hoops "He got game… still, according to Daryl Morey. Ray Allen is 43 years old and retired as a player in 2016, though his name has continued to come up in regard to him potentially making comeback. Three year’s after Allen officially retired, nothing’s..." March 18

  • LeBron James Defines Lakers As 'Catering To Players, Everything Else Comes Secondary'

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James was asked what the Los Angeles Lakers' message to pending free agents will be this offseason. "I don't know," said James. "Listen, at the end of the day this franchise wants to win and wants to win big, and the one thing about the..." March 18

  • Suns owner Robert Sarver donates to support campaigns of Phoenix politicians who voted for arena deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "Phoenix will spend $150 million of taxpayer money to renovate the Suns’ arena. In what I’m sure is a complete coincidence… Brahm Resnik of NBC 12 News: Nine days after the Phoenix City Council approved a controversial deal to renovate..." March 18

  • Pistons star Blake Griffin resting vs. Cavs

    Clutch Points "The Detroit Pistons will be without the services of Blake Griffin for Monday night’s road game against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to rest, according to a report from Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. The Pistons, who are currently holding the No. 6..." March 18

  • What kind of legacy does Kemba Walker want?

    SB Nation "Back in November, when the Charlotte Hornets were simply off to another sloppy start, I wrote that the team had failed Kemba Walker, the best player the franchise has ever had. Walker is a free agent in the summer, and after a 60-point game, there was a wave of..." March 18

  • When Did Ben Simmons Learn to Shoot Free Throws?

    Liberty Ballers "While our attention was elsewhere, Ben Simmons has become a solid free-throw shooter. In his Rookie of the Year campaign Simmons hit a mere 56% of his free throws. Thankfully this is above the 52% or so at which fouling his is a positive-expected-return move by the defense, leading to endless..." March 18

  • Kevin Durant Rips Voters, Says Klay Thompson Deserves All-Defensive Team Spot

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has never been selected to an All-Defensive Team in his career, which Kevin Durant says is an indictment on the voters. His teammate had a strong response Monday when asked whether Thompson deserved the defensive..." March 18

  • Cousins and Iguodala out, Durant back vs. the Spurs

    Golden State Of Mind "DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala will both miss tonight’s game between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs, but Kevin Durant will be making his return. Cousins is missing the contest after leaving Saturday’s..." March 18

  • Bulls coach calls Zach LaVine’s offer to pay fine ‘an unbelievable gesture’

    Larry Brown Sports "Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine appreciated the way head coach Jim Boylen defended his players during a game last week, and he offered to cover the fine Boylen received from the NBA for picking up two technical fouls and being ejected from Friday night’s game during the Los Angeles..." March 18

  • Daniel Gafford declares for NBA Draft, won't play in NIT

    247 Sports "Arkansas sophomore forward Daniel Gafford has decided to sign with an agent, forgo the NIT along with his two remaining seasons of eligibility and declare for the NBA Draft. He will not suit up for Arkansas' Tuesday NIT game against Providence. Gafford, 6-11,..." March 18

  • Where Missing the Playoffs Will Rank Among LeBron James' Career Lows

    Bleacher Report "While the Los Angeles Lakers aren't officially eliminated from the playoffs quite yet, sitting nine-and-a-half games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the eighth seed with just 12 games remaining represents a deficit not even LeBron James can overcome. In a season that started..." March 18

  • 'Ban Dolan' shirts given to Knicks fans outside Madison Square Garden

    SNY TV "Happy St. Patrick's Day, James Dolan. The Knicks returned home from a road trip on Sunday and fans were ready to send a message to their iron-fisted owner a week after he banned a fan from Madison Square Garden for yelling at him to "sell the team." Green..." March 18

  • Russell Westbrook to serve mandatory 1-game suspension after 16th technical foul

    Sporting News "Russell Westbrook will serve a mandatory one-game suspension on Monday, the NBA announced on Sunday. The Thunder star received his 16th technical foul of the season in a 110-88 loss to Golden State on Saturday. Westbrook seemed unhappy with the officiating..." March 18

  • Kobe Bryant: “Anthony Davis Is Better Than Ingram, Lonzo And Kuzma.”

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers 2019 season has turned into an absolute nightmare with the franchise’s hopes of a return to the playoffs all but gone. It seems the turning point of the season may have been when Anthony Davis announced that he was requesting a trade from the New Orleans..." March 18

  • Celtics' Irving in elite company with game No. 500 on the horizon

    NBC Sports Boston "Tonight’s game between Boston and Denver will be Kyrie Irving’s 500th as an NBA player, a milestone that speaks to his status as a seasoned veteran despite being just 26 years old. And when you start looking at Irving’s numbers coming up on game No. 500 compared to..." March 18

  • Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard won’t play vs. Knicks

    Clutch Points "The Toronto Raptors will be without the services of Kawhi Leonard for Monday night’s home game against the New York Knicks due to “load management,” according to an official press release from the team:

  • Lakers Rumors: Magic May Target Tom Izzo As Replacement For Luke Walton

    Lakers Nation "When Jeanie Buss overhauled the Los Angeles Lakers front office by ousting brother Jim Buss and former general manager and replacing them with Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka, respectively, some believed it invariably put head coach Luke Walton on the hot seat. But while..." March 18

  • Report: Lakers signed Michael Beasley over Julius Randle

    247 Sports "The decision that the Los Angeles Lakers made to let Julius Randle and Brook Lopez walk in free agency last July has come under intense scrutiny recently as reporting has shed light on the flawed thought process that led to it. It was reported earlier this week that the..." March 18

  • Jazz, Grizzlies Could Resume Mike Conley Trade Talks In June

    Real GM Basketball "The Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz could pick up their trade talks involving Mike Conley around the draft. The Grizzlies and Jazz held serious talks on Conley leading to the deadline, but no trade was ultimately executed. " March 18

  • Pistons coach thinks Andre Drummond can grow into three-point shooter

    Detroit Free Press "A couple of years earlier, Andre Drummond probably wouldn't have been on the court. Drummond's free throw woes made it nearly impossible for then coach Stan Van Gundy to keep him in at the end of close games. Drummond may not quite be at the level of Golden..." March 18

  • Bucks To Sign Tim Frazier, Waive Christian Wood

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks are making a change to their 15-man roster in the wake of Malcolm Brogdon‘s foot injury, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, who reports (via Twitter) that the team will sign free agent guard Tim Frazier. Milwaukee will waive forward Christian..." March 18

  • Isaiah Thomas Not Ruling Out Return To Celtics If Opportunity Arises

    NESN "Isaiah Thomas always will hold a favorable place in the hearts of Boston Celtics fans. The former Celtic is in Boston with the Denver Nuggets getting ready to square up with the C’s on Monday night at TD Garden. It will be the first time Thomas has played in Boston..." March 18

  • Why Giannis Antetokounmpo wants Ben Simmons guarding him

    New York Post "Giannis Antetokounmpo has Ben Simmons to thank for his monster night. After scoring a career-high 52 points in a 130-125 loss to the 76ers on Sunday, Antetokounmpo said he was grateful to have Simmons guarding him during the game. The Greek Freak explained that he preferred it opposed..." March 18

  • Warriors shifting plans for Andrew Bogut’s return

    San Jose Mercury News "Originally, Andrew Bogut planned to settle in the Bay Area this weekend so he could adjust to jet lag and find a new place to live. But with DeMarcus Cousins having an MRI on Monday because of a sore right foot, Bogut will be available to play when the Warriors (47-21) visit the San Antonio..." March 18

  • Clippers’ Doc Rivers becomes 7th coach to win 300 games with 2 or more teams

    Clutch Points "Doc Rivers recorded his 300th career victory on Sunday as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 119-116. Didn't get to this earlier but tonight marked Doc Rivers' 300th win..." March 18

  • ‘That love’s going to last forever.’ Isaiah Thomas opens up about hurt, hope and his Boston return

    Boston Globe "The Celtics traded Isaiah Thomas away nearly two years ago, but his connection to this team and this city endures. Boston fans still send No. 4 Celtics jerseys to his Denver Nuggets address, and he still signs them and sends them back. He still talks to most team staff members,..." March 18

  • Rockets’ Danuel House takes rotation spot off bench with return of Chris Paul

    Houston Chronicle "With Chris Paul back in the starting lineup, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Danuel House Jr., who started on Friday just two days after returning from the G League, would come off the Rockets bench on Sunday. That could change if James Harden has to sit out with a strained neck...." March 18

  • LeBron James shares early free agent pitch to potential signings

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers have a big offseason ahead of them, and it will likely involve some high-profile free agent pursuits. LeBron James figures to be a big part of whatever the Lakers are selling. He was asked after Sunday’s loss to the New York Knicks what the message would..." March 17

  • Dwyane Wade Open To Forming Group In Pursuit Of Owning NBA Team

    Hoops Rumors "Dwyane Wade‘s playing career is coming to an end and the 13-time All-Star would like to own an NBA team. The Heat would be his first choice, though owner Micky Arison has shown no interest in selling, so a minority ownership role appears to be the only available way to own a piece of the..." March 17

  • MSG security intercepts St. Patrick's Day shirts with anti-Dolan message

    The Score "Just as Saint Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, the security team at Madison Square Garden is stomping out paraphernalia that opposes James Dolan's ownership of the New York Knicks. Some attendees at the Knicks' St. Patrick's Day matinee against the visiting Los..." March 17

  • Westbrook suspended after receiving 16th technical

    NBA.com "Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has been suspended one game without pay for receiving his 16th technical foul of the 2018-19 season, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. Under NBA rules, a player or coach is..." March 17

  • Terry Rozier challenges Isaiah Thomas to 1-on-1

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Celtics don't welcome Isaiah Thomas and the Denver Nuggets to TD Garden until Monday night, but one of the veteran guard's former teammates wouldn't mind getting in a little 1-on-1 competition before the much-anticipated matchup. Thomas spent two-plus..." March 17

  • CJ McCollum To Be Re-Evaluated In One Week With Popliteus Strain

    Hoops Rumors "Portland guard CJ McCollum has avoided a major injury, with an MRI revealing that he suffered a popliteus strain in his left knee against the Spurs on Saturday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). McCollum will be re-evaluated in one week, Wojnarowski..." March 17

  • Hayward enters NBA's concussion protocol

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics wing Gordon Hayward is doubtful for Monday’s game against the Denver Nuggets after entering the NBA’s concussion protocol, according to the team. Hayward collided with John Collins coming around a screen in Saturday’s win over the Atlanta Hawks. His..." March 17

  • Sixth man or seventh man? How the Clippers bench players are redefining the game

    USA Today "What do you call an NBA Sixth Man of the Year contender who might not be the best player on his bench? Seventh Man of the Year? Fortunately for the surging Los Angeles Clippers, neither Lou Williams nor Montrezl Harrell have the time or inclination to bother with that question. They..." March 17

  • Lakers' LeBron James to play Sunday against Knicks

    Sporting News "LeBron James is set to make his Madison Square Garden debut as a Laker. The Los Angeles star will suit up when the team travels to New York to face the Knicks, Lakers coach Luke Walton said Sunday. James was rested during the Lakers' Friday night lost to the Pistons,..." March 17

  • Walt Frazier on LeBron James: 'I think he should be more part of the team'

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Lakers got off to a slow start with in their bright and early matchup against the New York Knicks Sunday morning, falling behind 41-30 after the first quarter. But perhaps the most notable part of the game didn’t happen between the lines, which is par for the..." March 17

  • NBA's Reality Show Swallowing Kyrie Irving and the Game's Biggest Stars Whole

    Bleacher Report "It was in a recent interview that Kyrie Irving admitted what has been obvious to everyone for a long time. "The way I've handled things, it hasn't been perfect," Irving told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Having left Cleveland and LeBron James behind to join..." March 17

  • Dwyane Wade Reveals He Considered Retirement During Miami Big 3 Era

    Fadeaway World "Two straight Championships, four straight trips to the Finals, and plenty of polarizing moments in between were still not enough to keep thoughts of retirement away from a then 30-year-old Dwyane Wade. Unknown to most, the 13x All-Star was dealing with knee troubles that almost forced..." March 17

  • Westbrook faces suspension after 16th technical

    ESPN "Russell Westbrook picked up his 16th technical foul of the season late in the first half against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, and if the infraction isn't rescinded, it will result in an automatic one-game suspension. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard was hit with the..." March 17

  • Steve Kerr: Suns shocking win a wake-up call for Warriors

    Sporting News "Steve Kerr said a shock defeat to the Suns served as a wake-up call for the Warriors after they clinched a playoff spot on Saturday. The Warriors last week went down 115-111 to the Suns, which are rooted to the bottom of the Western Conference, handing their opponents a rare..." March 17

  • Zach LaVine proposed to pay Jim Boylen's league fine from Friday night

    NBC Sports Chicago "In an event that certainly shows just how much the relationship between Zach LaVine and Bulls head coach Jim Boylen has developed, Malika Andrews of ESPN reported that LaVine reached out to the Bulls front office and proposed that he pay the fines for the ejection he received on Friday night in..." March 17

  • George: 'I was a snacker' before changes prior to breakthrough season

    The Score "Kicking aside some bad habits this past summer is helping Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George to emerge as an MVP candidate this season. "I'm a gamer," George told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "So that caused for some late nights being up playing. You do get an..." March 17

  • Pelicans Call Timeout They Don't Have, Lose to Suns on Technical FT

    Bleacher Report "The New Orleans Pelicans channeled their inner Chris Webber in a 138-136 overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday when they were whistled for a technical foul for attempting to call a timeout when they had none left. After Josh Jackson tied the game at 136-136 on a three-pointer..." March 17

  • Bradley Beal campaigns for All-NBA team in funny way

    Larry Brown Sports "Bradley Beal put together yet another monster game for the Washington Wizards, which has him thinking he’s deserving of an All-NBA spot. Beal scored 40 points on 12/17 shooting (including 9/12 on threes) in the Wizards’ 135-128 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday...." March 17