• NBA Rumors: How Nets Will Approach Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis Pursuit

    NESN "The Knicks aren’t the only New York team primed to make some noise in the upcoming NBA offseason. Fresh off a season in which they exceeded expectations, the Nets are in line to be fairly active this summer in hopes of taking the franchise to the next level. Brooklyn is..." May 21

  • Sources: Damian Lillard expected to get $191M supermax deal from Trail Blazers this summer

    Yahoo! Sports "Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers are expected to come to terms over the summer on a four-year, $191 million supermax contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Lillard would officially qualify for the supermax if he’s voted to one of the three All-NBA..." May 21

  • New Pelicans exec David Griffin ‘confident’ about convincing Anthony Davis to stay

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been no indications that Anthony Davis is backing off his trade demand with the New Orleans Pelicans now that they have landed the top overall pick in the NBA Draft, but the new man in charge of their basketball operations department is not giving up without a..." May 21

  • Steve Kerr on Warriors' 5th Straight NBA Finals: Hope It's Not Underrated

    Bleacher Report "It is easy to take the Golden State Warriors for granted.   After all, they have potential Hall of Famers all over the roster with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and even Andre Iguodala. They're simply more talented..." May 21

  • Rob Pelinka: Free Agents Will See Lakers As 'An Opportunity To Win A Championship'

    Real GM Basketball "Rob Pelinka said that this summer's free agents will be intrigued by playing alongside LeBron James and the young core of the Los Angeles Lakers. "We have a great young core, maybe one of the best in the league. We have a superstar on our team, and an open slot. So I think..." May 21

  • Did Magic Johnson do more to destroy the Lakers before or after he quit?

    SB Nation "Good news for Lakers fans who root for the laundry regardless of who wears it: Magic Johnson found a pile of dirty laundry for you, and he’s apparently going to air out all of it. He took time away from his busy schedule tweeting draft ESPN crawl sentences to go on..." May 21

  • Magic Johnson just explained he didn’t understand his Lakers job

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers spring of dysfunction continues, and every time you don’t think things could get much worse… This time Magic Johnson went on ESPN’s First Take and went Daenerys on the dragon on the Lakers, saying what he thought made him look good, or at least what..." May 21

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics Could Swap Gordon Hayward For Mike Conley If Kyrie Irving Leaves In Free Agency

    Inquisitr "Kyrie Irving and his impending free agency have been one of the most talked about topics in the past months. After a 2018-19 NBA season filled with drama and frustration, multiple signs are pointing out that the All-Star point guard will be leaving the Boston Celtics to chase his second NBA..." May 21

  • Magic Johnson blames Anthony Davis leaks on Dell Demps

    247 Sports "The whole NBA world has known what the Los Angeles Lakers offered the New Orleans Pelicans in an Anthony Davis trade for months. We know because every step of the negotiations were leaked to the public. The only question regarding those negotiations was who decided to make them..." May 21

  • Magic Johnson reportedly blindsided Jeanie Buss with latest interview

    Larry Brown Sports "For the second time in two months, Magic Johnson has left Jeanie Buss blindsided. The first time came at the end of the Los Angeles Lakers’ season when Magic abruptly resigned from his job as team president and did so without giving Buss prior warning. The second time..." May 21

  • Knicks, Durant may have had “secret meeting” and have “endorsement deals already ironed out”

    Posting And Toasting "The Knicks’ very un-secret pursuit of Kevin Durant may be even more un-secret than we could have possibly imagined. The Knicks’ next big event of the offseason is spending their top-three pick on June 20 at the draft, but, with all due respect to RJ Barrett..." May 21

  • Good luck charm? Draymond Green offers to buy reporter's trip to NBA Finals after Game 4 win

    USA Today "Draymond Green had his second straight triple-double in Monday night's Game 4 against the Portland Trail Blazers and his late 3-pointer was the dagger that gave the Warriors an overtime win. The victory, of course, completed the sweep of the Trail Blazers and sends..." May 21

  • Rockets sending mixed messages with Mike D'Antoni, team's future

    Houston Chronicle "I'm still waiting on the Rockets' season-ending press conference. You know the normal, NBA approved and accepted deal. General manager Daryl Morey meeting with and answering questions from the local media. Owner Tilman Fertitta doing the same, instead of just saying what he..." May 21

  • NBA Rumors: Chris Broussard says Nets will go hard for Anthony Davis, dreams of pairing him with Kyrie Irving

    Clutch Points "The trade talks surrounding New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis are starting to pick up steam once again, especially since the start of free agency is less than two months away. The Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Boston Celtics are expected..." May 21

  • Alvin Gentry Reportedly ‘Loves’ The Idea Of Pairing Jrue Holiday With Lonzo Ball

    Fadeaway World "On the same day that the Lakers officially introduce Frank Vogel as the franchise’s next coach, Magic Johnson exposes the franchise’s back-door drama on live television. Just when folks seem to forget about the franchise’s continued demise, the Lakers do something to bring..." May 21

  • Knicks’ draft target RJ Barrett has ‘great’ case for No. 1 pick

    New York Post "RJ Barrett’s high school coach believes his former player didn’t get the attention he was due at Duke because of Zion Williamson and feels there could be a case made for the 6-foot-7 stud to be the No. 1 pick of the draft. Kevin Boyle, head coach at national powerhouse..." May 21

  • Report: Pat Riley Says He Would Remain With Miami Heat Even If Lakers Pursued Him

    Heat Nation "Miami Heat team president Pat Riley is very happy staying put. The NBA legend claims that he was never approached by the Los Angeles Lakers about an executive position this offseason. Just as importantly, Riley said that he would not have accepted a job with the Lakers..." May 21

  • When is the best time to trade Mike Conley?

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Whether it is here at Grizzly Bear Blues, other local media outlets, or even the national outlets like ESPN and Bleacher Report, there has been widespread speculation regarding a Mike Conleytrade for the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies first entertained offers this past trade deadline, but..." May 21

  • Knicks' Frank Ntilikina's New Agent Denies Rumor He Wants to Be Traded

    Bleacher Report "New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina has switched representation, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy. Ntilikina moved on from Creative Arts Agency (CAA) and will sign with Bouna Ndiaye, a French agent who works..." May 21

  • Frank Vogel: Lakers offense will be built from 'outside in'

    247 Sports "Magic Johnson tried to build the 2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers around the principles that made the 1988-89 Lakers successful. He wanted a team committed to playing a fast pace, one with several ball-handlers and an unorthodox oversized point guard (or, really, two between Lonzo..." May 21

  • The Warriors can win without Kevin Durant, but not without Draymond Green

    Clutch Points "After the Golden State Warriors’ Game 3 win over the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday night, head coach Steve Kerr gave Draymond Green the onus for their victory. He referred to Green’s all-around play, which translated to his third triple-double of this postseason (20..." May 20

  • Rob Pelinka Responds To Magic Johnson’s “Backstabbing” Claims

    The Spun "Regardless of their absence from the postseason, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves in the headlines. Magic Johnson poured gasoline on the fire – figuratively speaking – with his comments about Rob Pelinka on ESPN’s First Take. Johnson referred to Pelinka as..." May 20

  • Lakers' Frank Vogel: Not looking over shoulder at Jason Kidd

    ESPN "New Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel called new assistant coach Jason Kidd "an incredible asset" and said he's not going to worry about looking over his shoulder. Vogel said that while the Lakers' front office planted the seed of adding Kidd to his staff, he..." May 20

  • LeBron James shows support for Frank Vogel at first press conference

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James gave a public show of support for new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel. Vogel was introduced Monday morning as the new Lakers head coach. LeBron was among the people in attendance as he was hanging out in the back of the room for it. Though it may not..." May 20

  • Frank Ntilikina switches agents amid trade talk, would reportedly welcome trade

    New York Daily News "With the possibility of a trade looming, Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina dropped CAA as his agency last season and planned to sign with French agent Bouna Ndiaye, the Daily News has learned. Ntilikina, who was drafted eighth overall by Knicks in 2017, is on the trading block and desires..." May 20

  • Bulls may still have interest in Lonzo Ball

    Yardbarker "A report last month indicated that the Bulls and Lakers had “initial conversations” about Lonzo Ball prior to the 2019 trade deadline, and it sounds as if Chicago still has some interest in Ball. According to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune,..." May 20

  • LeBron James ‘is so happy to be living in Los Angeles,’ has no interest in leaving Lakers

    Clutch Points "LeBron James is reportedly thrilled to be living in Los Angeles and has no interest in leaving the Lakers, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic. James signed a four-year, $153.5 million deal with the Lakers last summer. LA missed the playoffs in the first season of the LeBron era,..." May 20

  • The Lakers Are So Pathetic Even LaVar Ball Predicted Their Downfall

    12 Up "There have been many reports and much speculation of the turmoil within the Lakers front office. To hammer home the point, Magic Johnson went on ESPN's First Take to spill all the beans on his tenure as the team president. He revealed betrayals and power struggles within the front office;..." May 20

  • Mavs have no interest in trading for Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina

    247 Sports "The New York Knicks are ready to give up on recent top-10 pick Frank Ntilikina, the point guard from France, to instead concentrate on the cap space needed to pursue a pair of big-fish free agents and keep other more important roster members. The New York Post’s Marc Berman writes that..." May 20

  • Dwight Powell to decline option with Mavericks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dwight Powell will decline a team option for the 2019-20 season with the Dallas Mavericks and enter free agency, according to a report from Yahoo. Powell would earn $10.2 million if he agreed to the option and be a free agent after next season. If he declines the option it will..." May 20

  • Houston Rockets’ Twitter account suspended

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Rockets’ Twitter account got suspended on Monday, joining many other athletic programs to have their accounts suspended. The Rockets’ account, which has 2.8 million followers, was dark, with a message on the profile from Twitter saying the account had been..." May 20

  • Raptors’ Kyle Lowry says his thumb is bothering him all the time

    Clutch Points "Aside from a couple of performances here and there, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry has not had a great postseason, as he is averaging 13.7 points, 6.4 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals over 37.2 minutes per game while shooting 43.4 percent from the floor, 34.1 percent from 3-point range..." May 20

  • Blazers Ownership Ridiculously Threatening to Cut Ties With Oregonian Over Critical Story

    12 Up "The NBA is a league that favors homerism. If you're tuning into a local broadcast, you're almost expecting the announcers to express their bias in favor of the home team. Local media is in the same boat. The Oregonian took a risk moving away from favoritism by writing an..." May 20

  • New Lakers Coach Frank Vogel Wants Players to Stay in the Moment

    NBC Los Angeles "Former Indiana Pacers and Orlando Heat coach Frank Vogel was introduced to the public Monday as the Los Angeles Lakers fifth permanent coach since the retirement of Phil Jackson in 2011. The Lakers announced last Monday they had signed the 45-year-old Vogel to a multi-year contract to..." May 20

  • Lakers look to the future, introduce Frank Vogel as new head coach following Luke Walton's departure

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers have their new head coach, and on Monday they introduced Frank Vogel. Vogel, who has previously served as the head coach of the Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic, will serve as the replacement for Luke Walton following Walton's departure from the organization..." May 20

  • Magic Johnson says he’d be interested in buying the Lakers if Jeanie Buss ever decided to sell

    Clutch Points "Magic Johnson isn’t saying Jeanie Buss should sell the Lakers right now. However, if she were to ever consider that option, it sounds like he would be a potential buyer. According to a report from Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times, Johnson would be interested in forming a..." May 20

  • Wolves Hiring Gianluca Pascucci As Assistant GM

    Nets Daily "Gianluca Pascucci, the Nets Director of Global Scouting — and the man credited with finding and pushing Rodions Kurucs— is leaving for an assistant GM job in Minnesota. He’ll join newly hired Gersson Rosas. As Adrian Wojnarowski reports, Pascucci and Rosas worked..." May 20

  • Andre Iguodala questionable for Game 4 at Portland

    Sporting News "Andre Iguodala was cleared of serious damage after undergoing an MRI exam on his left calf, but the veteran Warriors swingman is questionable for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Iguodala, 35, departed after feeling tightness in his left calf in the opening quarter Saturday of..." May 20

  • Kevin Durant Calls Out Chris Broussard in Twitter Rant

    The Big Lead "Man, Kevin Durant just can’t help himself. The superstar, oft criticized for his habits on social media, fired back at Chris Broussard on Monday via Twitter. Broussard said Durant’s worst nightmare was having the general public discount his two rings because of the team around him...." May 20

  • Steph Curry, Brook Lopez, Damian Lillard among NBA players taking, and making, longer-distance shots

    USA Today "Brook Lopez caught a pass from Giannis Antetokounmpo and launched a 28-foot three-pointer. The shot-clock wasn’t about to expire. The game wasn't on the line. The long-range attempt was a normal shot for Lopez, who can step out to 28 feet – and beyond – and shoot..." May 20

  • Magic Johnson claims he left Lakers due to Rob Pelinka’s ‘betrayal’

    The Big Lead "While we had a pretty good idea that Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka had a fraught relationship, it’s a whole other matter when Magic goes on First Take and confirms the rumors that he believes Pelinka was backstabbing him. Magic began the segment by saying that he had an..." May 20

  • Chris Bosh opens up why he chose to end pursuit of NBA comeback

    Clutch Points "Former Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh shared the reason why he decided not to make a comeback to the NBA. During an appearance on NBA TV as a panel for Game 3 of the Toronto Raptors-Milwaukee series, Bosh also offered some insights on his transition as a full-time..." May 20

  • Magic Johnson mocked for calling Nick Young ‘Shaggy P’

    Larry Brown Sports "Magic Johnson’s wide-ranging interview on ESPN’s First Take Monday morning had a lot of strange and memorable moments, but one appears to have caught the internet’s imagination. In discussing some of the moves he made as the Los Angeles Lakers’ team president,..." May 20

  • James Ennis III To Decline 2019-20 Option, Become Free Agent

    SLAM Online "Philadelphia 76ers wing James Ennis will decline his 2019-20 player option worth $1.8 million, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Ennis, a rotation piece on the Eastern Conference semifinalists, will gauge his value on the open market this summer. Ennis, acquired from the Houston..." May 20

  • Star NBA Duos in Need of a Break-Up

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's history can be traced from one championship banner-raising partnership to the next. Entire eras have been controlled by dynamic duos. Before Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant or LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, there was Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal or Michael Jordan..." May 20

  • Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna has amazing highlight video

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant may not have any children who will be eligible to play in the NBA one day, but you didn’t expect The Black Mamba to procreate without producing at least one baller, did you? Kobe’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna has clearly been putting in work on the court with..." May 20

  • Ryan Saunders gets Timberwolves coaching job

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas has made one of his most pressing decisions in his new job – and he is keeping Ryan Saunders as head coach. A source confirmed to the Star Tribune that Rosas and Saunders are finalizing a deal for Saunders to become the..." May 20

  • Tim Connelly To Remain With Nuggets

    Hoops Rumors "Despite reportedly receiving an offer from his hometown Wizards to run their front office, Tim Connelly has elected to remain in Denver as the Nuggets‘ president of basketball operations, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Connelly was long rumored to be..." May 20

  • Terry Rozier says 'it'd be great' to play for the Knicks

    Sporting News "Terry Rozier and the Knicks appear to have mutual interest. New York is considering pursuing the 25-year-old guard, who will be a restricted free agent this summer, according to an earlier report from NBC Sports Boston. Rozier was asked if he could see himself playing for the team..." May 20

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo : 'I never expected this series to be easy'

    ESPN "These are the nights that Giannis Antetokounmpo frets about most. Through the first three quarters of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, Antetokounmpo scored just six points. He finished with 12 total. He missed two key free throws in the first overtime and fouled out less than..." May 20