• Lakers lucky suspensions for Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo weren't longer

    USA Today "The suspensions delivered by the NBA to players for the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers could have been – and should have been – longer. No one – outside of the participants involved – would have argued had the NBA suspended Lakers forward Brandon Ingram..." October 22

  • Brandon Ingram admits surprise over brevity of suspension

    Larry Brown Sports "Many observers were surprised by the relatively lenient suspensions resulting from the fight between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets, and it turns out at least one player involved was among them. Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, who threw a punch in the fight,..." October 22

  • Tom Thibodeau: Derrick Rose Is 'One of the Best' in NBA When Healthy

    Bleacher Report "Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau remains Derrick Rose's biggest fan. "As long as he's healthy, he'll be one of the best players in the league," Thibs said Monday, per Jace Frederick of..." October 22

  • Ingram takes responsibility for Rockets fight

    The Score "Brandon Ingram is owning up to his role in the fight that led to suspensions for himself, his Los Angeles Lakers teammate Rajon Rondo, and Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul. "It's my full responsibility," Ingram said Monday, according to The Athletic's Bill..." October 22

  • Ben Simmons questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. Detroit Pistons

    Liberty Ballers "According to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sarah Todd, Ben Simmons has been listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Detroit Pistons. Ben played just seven minutes in the Sixers’ 116-115 win over the Orlando Magic. Simmons had been..." October 22

  • LeBron James In Talks To Produce “Friday The 13th” Reboot: Report

    Hot New Hip Hop "LeBron's Springhill Entertainment in talks with Vertigo Entertainment to produce a new Friday The 13th. Los Angeles Laker All-Star, and noted horror fan, LeBron James is reportedly in talks to produce a "Friday The 13th" reboot. According to Bloody Disgusting,..." October 22

  • ESPN Not Concerned With Games Finishing Late On East Coast

    Real GM Basketball "ESPN is not concerned with the NBA's concentration of stars in the Pacific Time Zone, which creates many late night games for viewers on the East Coast. TNT's coverage of Thunder at Warriors on opening night ended at 1:21 AM Eastern. “To me, it’s not a..." October 22

  • Dwight Howard 'out' for game vs. Trail Blazers, does not travel with team

    NBC Sports Washington "Due to an ongoing buttocks injury, Dwight Howard is listed as "out" for the Wizards' Monday night game in Portland against the Trail Blazers. Howard did not travel out west with the team for the five-game trip, according to NBC Sports Washington's Chris..." October 22

  • Warriors not worried about Klay Thompson’s early shooting slump

    San Francisco Gate "Klay Thompson thrived in the preseason, only to open the regular season in a shooting slump. In the Warriors’ wins over Oklahoma City and Utah, he shot a combined 9-for-29 (31.0 percent) from the field, including 1-for-10 from three-point range. In Sunday night’s loss..." October 22

  • It Took Just One Game For Tristan Thompson To Start Cheating Again; This Time With Two Women

    Total Pro Sports "Unfortunately, this is the life Tristan Thompson put himself into when he decided to date and then have a child by such a high-profiled woman in Hollywood. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward reportedly couldn’t even wait until later in the season before he started cheating on Khloe..." October 22

  • Report: Darius Bazley, who’s sitting out awaiting draft, receives $1 million guaranteed on shoe contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "Negotiations on lowering the NBA’s age limit have stalled, though there’s plenty of time to negotiate before the targeted allowance of high school players declaring for the draft in 2022. In the meantime, the NBA’s minor league will soon offer $125,000..." October 22

  • As Knicks fans make pitch, Kyrie reaffirms love for Boston

    NBC Sports Boston "His declaration to re-sign in Boston be damned. As Kyrie Irving navigated the hallowed halls of Madison Square Garden, a stage he’s repeatedly professed his fondness to play upon, they all made their pleas. Ballboys, security guards, fans. Come play in your backyard. You..." October 22

  • If Ben Simmons’ injury lingers, Markelle Fultz could get more run for Sixers

    Philly.com "The Sixers' Markelle Fultz had his most uninterrupted point-guard minutes on Saturday night and could be getting more depending on the status of Ben Simmons. Simmons left after a timeout with 4 minutes, 19 seconds left in the first quarter and did not return. Team personnel..." October 22

  • Chris Paul’s wife, Rajon Rondo’s girlfriend had altercation in stands

    New York Post "The fighting was not limited to the court. According to multiple reports, the significant others of Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo also were involved in a physical altercation in the stands as the point guards feuded on the court Saturday night. There was disagreement in the..." October 22

  • Cavs’ J.R. Smith says lack of playing time ‘not my choice’

    Cavs Nation "Prior to Sunday’s home opener against the Atlanta Hawks, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue noted that he would be shrinking his rotation from 11 men to 10. The reasoning behind this change is still a bit unclear, and some members of the team, including J.R. Smith, are seeing less and..." October 22

  • Carlisle: Barnes, Harris out at least two more games

    Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks will continue to be without three of their heavy lifters tonight against Chicago at American Airlines Center. Harrison Barnes (right hamstring) and Devin Harris (left hamstring) both have been ruled out and Dirk Nowitzki remains sidelined until at least early..." October 22

  • Can Caris LeVert help Nets land superstars next summer?

    Nets Daily "It’s only a matter of time before Caris LeVert becomes universally adored. While he may not necessarily be a ‘household name’ — depending on whose household you’re living in — he’s already making headlines and accumulating new fans, near and..." October 22

  • Carmelo Anthony Shuts Down Theory He Started Lakers, Rockets Fight

    TMZ "Seems Carmelo Anthony is familiar with the conspiracy theory that the spit that kicked off the Chris Paul vs. Rajon Rondo fight came from his mouth ... and he's calling B.S.  Melo was standing right next to Paul when CP3 got hit in the face with..." October 22

  • Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Tight-Lipped On What Kobe Bryant Taught Him

    NESN "It’s no secret Jayson Tatum and Kobe Bryant worked out together in the offseason. But if you ask the Boston Celtics forward what specifically the NBA legend helped him develop and the areas of his game he worked on, you won’t get much of answer. The 20-year-old..." October 22

  • Steph Curry passes Paul Pierce for sixth place on NBA all-time 3-point list

    NBC Sports Bay Area "With 4:24 remaining in the fourth quarter, Steph Curry drained a 3-pointer against the Denver Nuggets, and moved up the NBA record book in the process. The triple was No. 2,144 of Curry's career, and he passed Paul Pierce for sixth place on the league's all-time, 3-point..." October 22

  • How much money Rondo, Ingram and Paul lose from their suspension

    247 Sports "The NBA has officially handed down their punishments to Los Angeles Lakers starters Rajon Rondoand Brandon Ingram as well as Houston Rockets starter Chris Paul after the three were involved in one of the worst brawls the league has seen in quite some time in the closing minutes..." October 22

  • LeBron decides not to speak on Rajon Rondo-Chris Paul fight

    Clutch Points "After he watched his Los Angeles Lakers teammates Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram get into an all-out brawl with Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets, LeBron James was surprisingly tight-lipped about what he witnessed on the court. The..." October 22

  • Draymond: D not an 'emphasis' in NBA anymore

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has carved out an All-Star career for himself based largely on his defensive prowess. As he watches scores skyrocket all over the NBA during the first week of the season, Green articulated what many around the league..." October 22

  • Not starting, Jabari Parker content to close Bulls games

    Chicago Tribune "Jabari Parker isn’t starting. But in the Bulls’ first crunch-time moment of this young season, he did finish. Parker scored three points with two rebounds in nearly eight minutes of fourth-quarter action Saturday night, including the rebound that led to Zach LaVine’s..." October 22

  • MRI shows Will Barton has right groin strain, core strain, timetable unclear

    Denver Stiffs "According to Shams Charania of the Athletic and Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Will Barton’s MRI results yielded a right groin strain and a core strain. The timeline is still unknown, but this is good news for Barton and the Nuggets. A strain is infinitely better than a..." October 22

  • With another low shot total for Otto Porter, Coach Brooks says Porter needs to do more to help himself

    NBC Sports Washington "After a night in which Otto Porter Jr. only took nine total shots, just two of them in the second half, many questions from Wizards reporters in the postgame locker room centered on how the team can get him more involved. This came on the heels of a seven-shot, zero-three outing for Porter..." October 22

  • Suns wing Josh Jackson finding newfound range from 3 early

    Arizona Central "Josh Jackson still takes pride in defense. Dennis Smith Jr. can attest to that after Jackson walked him down and rejected him at the rim. “I couldn’t let him get a layup after taking the ball away from me,” Jackson said smiling. He’s still..." October 22

  • How Damian Jones’ calm demeanor has helped him adapt to the starting center spot

    San Jose Mercury News "Opponents try to intimidate Warriors center Damian Jones. Officials often blow the whistle on him. Both his coaches and teammates provide him endless feedback. Rarely does it ever bother Jones, though. Instead, he said he relishes it. “We’re just playing..." October 22

  • Dame and CJ playing together: "It'll help make us both more efficient"

    NBC Sports Northwest "Coach Terry Stotts said during training camp he was going to take a good look at Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum on the court at the same time this year much more often than in the past few seasons. So far, so good. Saturday night in Moda Center, Lillard and McCollum each..." October 22

  • NBA suspends Rockets’ Paul and Lakers’ Rondo, Ingram

    USA Today "The NBA on Sunday suspended Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram four games, Lakers guard Rajon Rondo three games and Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul two games without pay for their roles in an on-court altercation that resulted in punches thrown in Saturday’s game, a person with..." October 21

  • Russell Westbrook won't have minutes restriction in Thunder return

    ESPN "After missing the opening two games, Thunder star Russell Westbrook will make his return on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings. Westbrook will be in his standard starting spot and has no minutes restriction, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. Westbrook underwent arthroscopic..." October 21

  • Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram are Lakers' newest folk heroes after brawl

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Lakers lost a game and lost their cool on Saturday night, and they will temporarily lose two of its more influential players through suspension. While gaining two folk heroes. Stick with me on this one. For if you have a hard time seeing fist-hurling duo..." October 21

  • Video appears to show Rajon Rondo spit at Chris Paul

    Yardbarker "The NBA is in the process of determining what the appropriate punishment should be for those involved in the fight between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets on Saturday, and some video evidence that has emerged is not going to help Rajon Rondo. After Rondo got into a..." October 21

  • Rockets' Carmelo Anthony remembers 2006 NBA fight

    ESPN "Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul and Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo and forward Brandon Ingram could receive multiple-game suspensions and fines for their involvement in an altercation during Saturday night's game. The last major fight in the NBA was almost 12 years ago,..." October 21

  • NBA May Consider Rajon Rondo’s History When Levying Suspension For Fight With Chris Paul

    Lakers Nation "What was shaping to be an exciting finish in the first home game of the season for the Los Angeles Lakers took a turn for the worst when Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo were at the center of a fight with Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul. Paul and Rondo were not initially involved..." October 21

  • Lakers-Rockets brawl: Carmelo Anthony may be the second spitter

    Elite Sports NY "Listen, there are reasons to be critical of the NBA, but lack of entertainment is not one of them. The NBA is like a weird amalgamation between a sitcom, a soap opera, and your Thursday night hoops at 24 Hour Fitness. We aren’t even finished with the first weekend and already we’ve..." October 21

  • Carmelo Anthony Calls Rajon Rondo Spitting Incident ‘Unacceptable’

    Complex "The story, Saturday, was supposed to be about LeBron James. Instead it was about a brawl that marred the home debut of the Lakers’ new star, set the stage for some lengthy potential suspensions, and just might tarnish the reputation of one of LeBron’s new running mates if the..." October 21

  • Lakers, Rockets reportedly bracing for suspensions

    Yardbarker "An exchange of punches late in Saturday’s game could result in significant suspensions for the Lakers‘ Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and the Rockets‘ Chris Paul, write Dave McMenamin and Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. Rondo and Paul landed punches on..." October 21

  • Rondo relative confronted Paul's wife after on-court fight

    Clutch Points "One of Rajon Rondo’s family members supposedly confronted Chris Paul’s wife, Jada, after the Los Angeles Lakers-Houston Rockets game Saturday at Staples Center, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Paul was still visibly angry after the game upon learning that..." October 21

  • Rondo denies spitting at Paul, prompting brawl

    The Score "Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo is "adamant" he did not spit at Chris Paul, prompting Saturday night's Rockets-Lakers brawl, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. The Lakers spoke with Rondo after the game, according to Charania, and examined..." October 21

  • Kyrie considered joining Knicks

    ESPN "All-Star guard Kyrie Irving said that before he committed to re-signing with the Boston Celtics, he strongly considered the New York Knicks as a potential free-agent destination. "I mean, every team was under consideration, but obviously New York held a special place for..." October 21

  • Knicks coach Fizdale: Kyrie is 'the one guy I would pay to go see'

    USA Today "The Celtics are making their first visit to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, and Knicks head coach David Fizdale gave some high praise to Kyrie Irving. Prior to the contest, in his pregame availability, Fizdale let it be known that Irving was the one player in the league that..." October 21

  • Lakers' Walton says Rockets staffer shoved Ingram

    The Score "The Los Angeles Lakers-Houston Rockets rivalry is heating up in a big way. Saturday's game between the Rockets and Lakers at Staples Center was marred by an ugly fourth-quarter brawl that saw punches thrown and three players ejected. Lakers forward Brandon Ingram was one of the..." October 21

  • Brawl Between Rockets and Lakers Casts Shadow Over LeBron James's Debut in L.A.

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James’s home debut was one of the most anticipated Lakers games in recent memory, but it wound up being overshadowed by a fourth-quarter fracas that featured three ejections and multiple punches. The Rockets defeated the Lakers 124-115 at the Staples Center on Saturday,..." October 21

  • Ben Simmons leaves game with back tightness

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons left Saturday night's game against the Orlando Magic because of back tightness and was later ruled out for the remainder of the contest, according to The Athletic's Josh Robbins. Simmons had four points and four assists in eight..." October 21

  • Bulls to waive Asik

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls will waive Omer Asik to create a roster spot for Shaquille Harrison. Asik is dealing with inflammatory arthritis.  Asik is under salary this season at $11.3 million and has a partial guarantee next season.  " October 21

  • Knicks rookie Knox out 2-4 weeks with ankle injury

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks suffered two losses on Saturday. The team lost to the Boston Celtics, 103-101 at home, and rookie power forward Kevin Knox for the foreseeable future. Knox suffered a left ankle sprain and was forced to leave the game. While X-Rays on Knox’s ankle came back..." October 21

  • Former NBAers Reed, Onuaku, Warrick, Blair selected in G League draft

    The Score "The Salt Lake City Stars made former NBA center Willie Reed the top pick of the 2018 G League Draft on Saturday. Reed was released by the Chicago Bulls in February, the same day he was acquired in a trade with the Detroit Pistons. The center served a six-game suspension last season..." October 20

  • Celtics, Raptors To Rest Hayward, Leonard

    Hoops Rumors "As we noted this morning, the Lakers plan to be cautious with LeBron James‘ minutes this season. Evidently following suit, the Celtics have announced that Gordon Hayward (link) will sit out tonight’s games against the Knicks. Additionally, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN..." October 20

  • Memphis Grizzlies' JaMychal Green has surgery for broken jaw, could miss up to month

    NBA.com "Memphnis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green had surgery for a broken jaw on Saturday, the team announced this afternoon. Green suffered the injury in Friday night's 131-117 win over the Hawks, and reports say he could miss about one month while recovering. Green played just 14..." October 20