• LaVar Ball reaffirms that Lakers are still Lonzo's team even after signing LeBron James

    CBS Sports "It's been a while since we've had any over-the-top comments from the big baller himself, LaVar Ball, but don't worry. He's back. During an appearance on a radio station in Los Angeles, LaVar made one of his most outrageous comments yet.  You see, even though..." August 15

  • Wade on Rumor of New Contract, Retirement: 'Fake News'

    Bleacher Report "Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade appeared to downplay speculation he's set to sign a one-year contract with the organization before retiring after the 2018-19 NBA season. Adam Spolane of SportsRadio 610 in Houston reported the rumored update on..." August 15

  • CJ McCollum thinks it’s ‘disgusting’ to see ring chasers join the Warriors

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum isn’t one to hide his feelings towards Western Conference rival Golden State Warriors. After having Warriors forward Kevin Durant on his personal podcast late last month, McCollum was later called..." August 15

  • Why did Nick Young play for Warriors last season? “I just needed to win”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Coming off a season where he was part of an NBA champion, Nick Young is a free agent. Still. Which is a bit of a surprise — he’s a gunner, but a lot of teams could use the buckets he brings off the bench. Even if he didn’t always do that within the flow of the..." August 15

  • Ice Cube Says LA Doesn't Want Clippers or Chargers

    The Big Lead "Ice Cube was a guest on “First Take” Tuesday and the long-time Los Angeles Lakers and Oakland Raiders fan had some advice for San Diego: Stop sending LA the teams you don’t want, because LA doesn’t want them either. Enjoy: August 15

  • Ben Simmons Could Possibly Switch To Shooting With His Right Hand This Season

    Dime Magazine "Ben Simmons’ rookie year showed that he has the potential to become an undeniable superstar. If his game does have one glaring flaw, however, it’s his well-documented issues shooting the basketball. Simmons doesn’t have much of a jumper in his game, he didn’t hit any..." August 15

  • Paul Pierce: ‘There Is No Loyalty to a Franchise Anymore’

    SLAM Online "Paul Pierce, when asked if Kyrie Irving will re-up in Boston as a free agent next summer, said “there is no loyalty to a franchise anymore.” Pierce doesn’t envision any modern player sticking with a single NBA team for a very long stretch. The..." August 15

  • Udonis Haslem moving toward return to Heat for 16th NBA season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat are moving toward an agreement with Udonis Haslem for a return for a 16th season with the team, a source familiar with the discussions confirmed Wednesday to the Sun Sentinel. Haslem, 38, whose playing time was reduced to 14 appearances for a total..." August 15

  • Andre Iguodala: ‘I want to continue to educate athletes and help them understand their power and influence’

    The Undefeated "Three-time NBA champion Andre Iguodala sat on a couch with a microphone in his hand on Tuesday in front of a crowd that included movers and shakers in technology, former NFL great Joe Montana and several current and former NBA players. But this wasn’t about basketball. The Golden State..." August 15

  • Kyle Kuzma: New LeBron-led Lakers being underestimated by people

    ESPN "Kyle Kuzma is excited about the Los Angeles Lakers' new additions and believes many are "underestimating" what the Lakers are capable of this season. Kuzma said he has worked out with LeBron James and the two are looking forward to seeing what the..." August 15

  • Mike D'Antoni explains why Knicks failed with Carmelo Anthony

    247 Sports "Mike D'Antoni has immediately squashed any potential beef that he and Carmelo Anthony previously had. As D'Antoni and Anthony prepare for Act II of their relationship, the Houston Rockets head coach was forced to answer questions relating to when he coached Anthony with the..." August 15

  • Bucks set to bring in summer-league standout Christian Wood

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Bucks are bringing in Christian Wood, a center who starred for Milwaukee during Las Vegas summer league, sources confirmed to the Journal Sentinel on Tuesday. He is expected to join the Bucks for training camp with the opportunity to compete for a roster..." August 15

  • Carmelo Anthony on his role with Rockets: “Let’s just let it play out”

    TMZ "Carmelo Anthony wants all the talk of him coming off the bench for the Houston Rockets to slooooow down ... with the NBA superstar telling TMZ Sports, "Let's just let it play out!" FYI ... Melo is one of TWO NBA players to have never started a game on the bench in their..." August 14

  • Clarkson cleared to play for Philippines in Asian Games

    Rappler "Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson will finally suit up for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2018 Asian Games. In another surprise turn of events, Asian Games chef de mission Richard Gomez said the NBA backtracked on its decision that prevented Cleveland Cavaliers guard from playing..." August 14

  • Silver: India may host NBA preseason game in 2019

    The Score "The NBA could be making a foray into the world's second most populous country next year, as commissioner Adam Silver said over the weekend that the league may host a preseason game in India in 2019. "We are potentially looking to play a game in Mumbai, maybe next year. It..." August 14

  • Magic Johnson posts low-quality video of his birthday party, Lonzo Ball offers to get him an iPhone

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James sent Magic Johnson an ardent happy-birthday tweet last year. Then, LeBron eventually provided the best gift imaginable – signing with Johnson’s Lakers. I think Johnson is having a good 59th birthday today. But I can’t say for certain – because the..." August 14

  • D'Antoni on Melo coming off bench: 'Nothing's been decided'

    247 Sports "When he was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Carmelo Anthony absolutely detested the idea of coming off the bench and flat out refused to be a reserve. "Yeah, I'm not sacrificing no bench role," Anthony told reporters during his exit interviews..." August 14

  • Jazz Waive Guard David Stockton

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz have waived guard David Stockton, the son of their Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports tweets. This comes as no surprise since the younger Stockton had already signed to play in Germany with Medi Bayreuth. Stockton had a non-guaranteed..." August 14

  • The Jimmy Butler / Kyrie Irving Pairing Will Be a Disaster If It Happens

    The Big Lead "From Joe Cowley of the Sun-Times to [my boss] Jason McIntyre to Zach Lowe to now Business Insider (???),  there’s been a lot of chatter about how Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving could team up together next season, possibly in..." August 14

  • Dwane Casey will struggle to replicate Raptors formula with Pistons

    The Score "Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores was so intent on hiring Dwane Casey that he made himself a significant part of the last-minute sell job. But was it the right decision for his franchise? With big money comes bigger expectations, as the reigning Coach of the Year will be expected to..." August 14

  • NBA Rumors: Could Knicks Or Nets Land Both Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler In 2019 Free Agency?

    NESN "Get ready for plenty of NBA rumors involving the futures of Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler from now until next summer. The two superstars each are able to become unrestricted free agents next July, and neither player has..." August 14

  • LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball Combine for 92, Win First-Ever JBA Championship

    SLAM Online "LaVar Ball most ambitious business venture, the Junior Basketball Association, wrapped up its first annual season last night as Los Angeles downed Seattle 132-121in Ontario, California. The younger two brothers of the Ball family, LaMelo and LiAngelo,..." August 14

  • Will LeBron James' move to L.A. make him and Kobe Bryant rival media moguls?

    Los Angeles Times "If Oscars and Emmys ever supersede NBA titles and MVP trophies when it comes to defining the legacies of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, mark that as the moment when the sports world began to spin backward on its axis. Still, you can’t overlook what SpringHill Entertainment has..." August 14

  • Report: Kawhi 'interested' in signing with Lakers or Clippers

    247 Sports "Despite the fact that he is reportedly "warming" to the idea of playing with the Toronto Raptors for the 2018-19 NBA season, forward Kawhi Leonard is still interested in signing in Los Angeles - either with the Lakers or Clippers - in free agency in 2019, according to a..." August 14

  • Paul Pierce says if Celtics learn to sacrifice, they'll win title

    NBC Sports Boston "If there's anyone who knows what it takes to be a champion, it's Paul Pierce. So when the Celtics legend speaks, it would be best for the current team's young stars to heed his words. According to a report from Boston.com, Pierce touched on what this current squad needs to..." August 14

  • Ice Cube has approached Kobe about playing in BIG3

    Larry Brown Sports "If Kobe Bryant ever wants to get back to playing competitive basketball again, one prominent fellow Angeleno may have just the opportunity for him. In an appearance Monday on FOX Sports Radio’s “The Rich Eisen Show,”entertainment mogul Ice Cube said that he has..." August 14

  • Carmelo writes thank-you note to Oklahoma City: ‘I wanted nothing more than to make it work here’

    Pro Basketball Talk "After last season, Carmelo Anthony summed up his time with the Thunder: “It wasn’t no strategy to me being here.” He waived his no-trade clause to facilitate a trade to and buyout from the Hawks, allowing him to join the Rockets – his preferred destination ever since his..." August 14

  • Dwight Howard wants to play until he’s 40: ‘It’s either evolve, adapt or get left behind’

    Washington Post "At the end of last summer, Dwight Howard was staring into a mirror, admiring the view. He had entered that offseason as heavy as a football lineman, hiding 285 pounds beneath his Atlanta Hawks uniform. Now, he was 23 pounds lighter, dunking like it was 2008 again and expecting a rebirth with a..." August 14

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • Knicks' Kanter, Nets' Dinwiddie engage in Twitter beef

    SNY TV "After Metta World Peace predicted the Knicks would make the Eastern Conference Finals, the Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie expressed his displeasure by saying they weren't even the best team in the state. And Knicks center Enes Kanter wasn't happy..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • Michael Porter Jr. not yet cleared for full activity

    Clutch Points "Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. was once the top prospect in the country. With a massive frame and the ability to get his own shots from off the dribble, he was a cut above the rest. Sadly, an injury slowed his trajectory towards stardom. He needed back surgery, and the..." August 14

  • Shabazz Muhammad working on deal to compete for Bucks roster spot

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Shabazz Muhammad came to Milwaukee this spring looking for a chance to rejuvenate his career. Now, the 25-year-old wing is close to returning to the Bucks for a shot at earning a spot on their 2018-'19 roster. The Bucks and Muhammad are working on a deal — it's close,..." August 14

  • Myles Turner Says He’s Jacked Now Because He Stopped Eating Whataburger And Waffle House

    Dime Magazine "Myles Turner says he’s in the best shape of his life, but at what cost? The Indiana Pacers guard has sculpted his body this offseason in a big way, but what he’s had to cut out of his life may cut too deep for many in his native Texas. ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk wrote..." August 14

  • Sixers didn’t reach out to Tyreke Evans in free agency

    Clutch Points "Tyreke Evans playing for the Philadelphia 76ers would have made sense. After all, he grew up in Chester, Pensylvania and conducts a basketball camp there. But after knowing the team is interested in him at the trade deadline, the Indiana Pacers guard has not heard from them..." August 14

  • Rockets coach: Warriors lose if Chris Paul doesn't get injured

    247 Sports "Irv Roland says the Houston Rockets were a Chris Paul injury away from advancing to the NBA Finals. According to the Rockets assistant coach during an appearance on Scoop B Robinson's podcast, Houston would have defeated the Golden State Warriors in the Western..." August 14

  • Russell Westbrook “very, very excited” Paul George re-signed with Thunder

    Pro Basketball Talk "What did you expect him to say? Rather than a potential rebuild — or another “Russell Westbrook vs. The World” season — the Oklahoma City Thunder were one of the big winners of the off-season when Paul George agreed to re-sign with the team. They..." August 14

  • Rockets GM reveals how long team has pursued Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony officially joined the Houston Rockets on Monday, and it was apparently the culmination of four years of effort. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey showed off artwork done by Deadpool creator Robert Liefield — at Morey’s request — of Anthony in a..." August 13

  • Andre Iguodala: Stephen Curry ‘has pretty much been the GM, so I want to be on his good side when my contract’s up’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Warriors will soon get extremely expensive. Stephen Curry is already on a super-max contract. Klay Thompson (next summer) and Draymond Green (following summer) will be up for big raises. Kevin Durant might eventually decide to stop taking discounts. And Golden State is on track to..." August 13

  • D'Antoni: Melo can fit with Rockets 'if everybody is committed'

    USA Today "Houston coach Mike D’Antoni, who walked away from the New York Knicks post because of Carmelo Anthony, now will welcome him onto his Rockets team that needs their sordid past to be, well, just that.  No more hard feelings over their infamous split in March 2012,..." August 13

  • James Harden Named In Police Report After Alleged Nightclub Fight

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has learned ... James Harden has been named in a police report filed by a woman who claims she was roughed up by the NBA star at a Scottsdale nightclub -- and she has video. The woman claims she was partying at Mint nightclub on Saturday morning when she claims a member of..." August 13

  • Heat executive apologizes for team excessively hyping schedule release

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Heat thought it would be a good idea to sarcastically hype up their schedule release as some huge offseason news, and it comes as no surprise that fans didn’t appreciate it. Beginning last Thursday, the Heat shared a series of videos on Twitter teasing some “big..." August 13

  • LiAngelo Ball Wins JBA League MVP, Drops 58 in Championship Victory

    Complex "The inaugural season of the Junior Basketball Association, LaVar Ball's league for top high school prospects, is now in the books. And you won't have a hard time guessing which team won the title and which player won the MVP award. The league champs? The Los Angeles Ballers,..." August 13

  • Heat Reach Agreement With Briante Weber

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat have agreed to a partially-guaranteed contract with guard Briante Weber, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports tweets. Weber played for the Grizzlies last season on a 10-day contract after he was released in mid-January by the Rockets. He appeared in a total of 18 NBA games,..." August 13

  • Jimmy Butler Blasts Fan and Throws Shade at Minnesota Teammates on Instagram

    12 Up "Remember when we thought Jimmy Butler was an all-business, no-nonsense player as he became of the face of Tom Thibodeau's Chicago Bulls?  Those were the days. We were so young and so dumb.  Butler killed two birds with one stone as he followed up a highly..." August 13

  • Despite Jamal Crawford's praise, Sixers should be wary of signing veteran free agent

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Despite coming up empty in their goal of star hunting this summer, the Sixers are still currently one of the more desirable franchises in the NBA. They reached the second round of the playoffs last season behind two up-and-coming stars in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Plus, the..." August 13

  • Aaron Harrison Won’t Play In Turkey After All

    Hoops Rumors "Former Hornets and Mavericks guard Aaron Harrison has backed out of his agreement to play with Galatasaray in the Turkish league, Orazio Cauchi of Sportando tweets. The reasons behind Harrison’s decision are unknown, though the economic crisis in the country could have played a role,..." August 13

  • Carmelo Anthony to come off bench with Rockets?

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony is in the process of finalizing a contract with the Rockets, and many have wondered how there will be enough shots to go around for him, James Harden and Chris Paul. As it turns out, Houston may have a surprising plan for Carmelo. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski..." August 13

  • Report: Bruce Bowen Won’t Return as Clippers TV Analyst After Kawhi Comments

    SLAM Online "In the wake of critical comments about Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers television analyst Bruce Bowen will not be returning for this upcoming season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Bowen was under contract with Fox Sports West, but the Clippers..." August 13

  • Jordan Clarkson unhappy he can’t play for Philippines in the upcoming Asian Games

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jordan Clarkson wanted to play for the Philippines in the upcoming Asian Games and the national team coach had put him on the roster (his mother is a native of that country, so he qualifies). However, the NBA did not clear him to participate in the event. NBA spokesman Tim Frank..." August 13