• Dennis Smith Jr will return to Mavericks for Tuesday’s game

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks have played the past several games without Dennis Smith Jr, but it looks like the guard will return to action for the team this week. Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle told his team at practice on Sunday that Smith will return for their game against the Clippers..." January 20

  • Lakers' Ball out 4-6 weeks with left ankle sprain

    The Score "Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is expected to miss four-to-six weeks after an MRI revealed the 21-year-old suffered a Grade 3 left ankle sprain in Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets, the team announced. " January 20

  • Celtics coach Brad Stevens believes Marcus Smart deserved to be ejected for going after Hawks' DeAndre Bembry

    CBS Sports "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was tossed from the team's game against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night following an altercation with DeAndre Bembry. Smart repeatedly tried to go after Bembry and had to be restrained by teammates and coaches.  After the game, Celtics..." January 20

  • Lakers coach Luke Walton explains ejection from Rockets game: 'I was shocked ... I’ve said a lot worse'

    Sporting News "Lakers coach Luke Walton wasn't happy about his ejection from Los Angeles' 138-134 overtime loss to the Rockets on Saturday.  Walton, who received two technical fouls, explained what happened after the game. He said his frustration got the best of him and he..." January 20

  • Kevin Durant Tells Fan to “Be Respectful Out Here, Motherf*cker” After Fan Does This

    Black Sports Online "The burner account don KD is not with the nonsense after showing his teeth to a fan after he jokingly steals his hat but gives it back as KD is walking through what looks like a concert. Fans have got to realize they can’t treat players like garbage or not expect them to react..." January 20

  • Wizards ‘refuse to tank,’ unlikely to trade core players

    Sportsnaut "Despite existing in a mediocre Eastern Conference that will likely see a losing team or two make the playoffs, the Washington Wizards are nowhere near contenders. Washington heads into Sunday’s action with a 19-26 record and without star guard John Wall for the long..." January 20

  • Lonzo Ball could reportedly miss significant time with ankle injury

    Hoops Rumors "Lonzo Ball could miss significant time after spraining his ankle in Saturday’s loss to the Rockets, writes Bill Oram of The Athletic. The injury occurred midway through the third quarter when Ball collided with James Ennis. It caused an instant momentum shift as the Lakers, who were..." January 20

  • J.R. Smith calls Marcus Smart ‘a bum’ after attack on DeAndre’ Bembry

    NESN "Boston Celtics Schedule Standings Stats Roster Odds Fantasy Tickets J.R. Smith Throws Shade At Marcus Smart After Celtics Guard’s Ejection by Dakota Randall on Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at..." January 20

  • LaLa Has to Disable Comments on Baby IG Post Because People Kept Talking About Carmelo’s Side Chick Baby

    Black Sports Online "Never look at the comments. LaLa posted a throwback pic of their son as a baby and the comments were filled about Melo’s baby with his side chick that no one really speaks about. " January 20

  • Wizards to sign Payton II to 10-day contract

    Amico Hoops "The Washington Wizards are signing free-agent point guard Gary Payton II to a 10-day contract, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. Payton, 26, is expected to sign Monday. He has spent time with the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks after going undrafted in..." January 20

  • Zach LaVine appears to throw shade at Bulls’ coaches

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bulls have not won a game in nearly a month, and their best player came awfully close to blaming that on the coaching staff following the team’s latest loss. After the Bulls fell 117-103 to the Miami Heat on Saturday for their 10th consecutive loss, Zach LaVine..." January 20

  • Dwyane Wade: Chicago farewell 'felt different than any other city'

    ESPN "Dwyane Wade might have spent only one up-and-down season playing for the Chicago Bulls, but he will be remembered as one of Chicago's most revered players. The Robbins product and future Hall of Fame guard played his final game in the United Center on Saturday, drawing a standing..." January 20

  • Atlanta Hawks’ DeAndre’ Bembry on Marcus Smart ejection and explosion: “that’s what he does”

    Mass Live "Marcus Smart seemed calm when he and DeAndre' Bembry lined up next to each other for a jump ball with 7:35 left in the third quarter of the Boston Celtics game against the Atlanta Hawks. There’s always jostling, and Marcus Smart is never shy about giving someone a bump or a choice..." January 20

  • Doncic wasn't aware kicking ball into stands would result in ejection

    The Score "It's been a year of firsts for Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic, and never has the Slovenia native been ejected from a game. Doncic was tossed from Saturday's affair against the Indiana Pacers in the third quarter after kicking a basketball into the crowd. It was the..." January 20

  • Luka Doncic Kicks Ball Into Stands After Whistle, Gets Ejected

    SI "Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic was ejected in the third quarter of Saturday night's game against the Indiana Pacers after kicking the basketball into the stands. Doncic was ejected for the first time in his career after kicking the ball after the whistle with three minutes..." January 20

  • Marcus Smart loses cool after altercation with DeAndre' Bembry

    ESPN "Minutes after he was called for his first technical following his fourth foul about three minutes into the third quarter Saturday night in Atlanta, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was ejected following an altercation with the Hawks' DeAndre' Bembry. Smart and Bembry had to..." January 20

  • Lonzo Ball’s Baby Mama Denise “D-Money” Garcia Caught Telling Zo’s New Girl to Pull Up & Fight Her

    Black Sports Online "Lonzo Ball suffered a gruesome ankle injury in the loss to the Rockets. He was playing some of the best ball of his career at the time, no pun intended. While all this was happening you would think his baby mama would be more supportive. Instead, she was caught creeping on a..." January 20

  • Raptors’ Miles finding rhythm with Kawhi-less opportunities

    Sportsnet "Could you blame Kawhi Leonard, really? Who among us, curled up on the couch, blankets pulled up to the chin as the first true wintery blast of the season blustered outside wouldn’t have thought: “Man, I wish I didn’t have to go to work..." January 20

  • Russ when asked if he's cool with Embiid after hard foul: 'F--- no'

    Bleacher Report "The Russell Westbrook-Joel Embiid rivalry added another chapter Saturday. Tempers flared in the closing minutes of Oklahoma City's 117-115 victory when Westbrook and Embiid were involved in a collision that saw the 7'0", 250-pound Sixers center fall on top of the..." January 20

  • Lonzo Ball's ankle X-Rays come out negative

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers played their third game against the Houston Rockets this year, and just like the others, this one was just as eventful. There may not have been a brawl like the first matchup, but there was an ejection like the second, as Luke Walton was thrown out in the third..." January 20

  • Lakers G Lonzo Ball has to be carried off floor after suffering sprained left ankle

    Sporting News "Lonzo Ball had to be carried off the floor in the third quarter of the Lakers' matchup with the Rockets on Friday. Ball got run over and eventually was helped to the locker room by Michael Beasley and Lance Stephenson. The Lakers announced he has a sprained left ankle..." January 20

  • Bucks to retire Marques Johnson's number

    WTMJ "The Milwaukee Bucks have announced that five time all-star Maques Johnson will have his number 8 jersey retired. Marques spent the majority of his NBA career in Milwaukee playing over 7 seasons from 1977-1984.  The retirement ceremony will be on March 24th during..." January 20

  • 3 Times Stephen Curry Was Almost Traded From The Golden State Warriors

    Fadeaway World "Stephen Curry has ruined the NBA. Mark Jackson called it, and even Kevin Durant has agreed with him. He’s the best shooter we’ve ever seen and the most unguardable point guard in the history of the game. But, what if we told you that there’s a chance that he would..." January 19

  • Report: Lakers Considered Shopping Around Lonzo Ball in December

    12 Up "Just a few short weeks ago, the Los Angeles Lakers were nearly ready to engage in a surprising revamp of their roster. A recent report from Ken Berger has emerged holding that the Lake Show really was willing to use Lonzo Ball as a trade piece last month. No doubt..." January 19

  • Lakers not willing to move Lonzo Ball, but Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac and Moe Wagner reportedly ‘are available’

    Silver Screen And Roll "It’s January, and you know what that means: It’s officially Lakers trade rumors season. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be hearing near-constant buzz about the relative availability of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, Brandon..." January 19

  • NBA Rumors: Knicks haven’t inquired about Mavs’ Dennis Smith Jr.

    Clutch Points "When the New York Knicks selected Frank Ntilikina over Dennis Smith Jr. with the eighth overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, many felt that the Knicks had made a mistake. There were even some within the Knicks organization who felt that Smith was the better..." January 19

  • Bradley Beal's agent says guard's not looking for a trade: 'He wants to win'

    NBC Sports Washington "Bradley Beal, his agent Mark Bartlestein told Bleacher Report, would like to stay in Washington - even as he's a hot topic among front offices as the trade deadline approaches. From Bleacher Report: His agent, Mark Bartelstein, is not looking for a trade. "Brad..." January 19

  • Sources: Markelle Fultz rejoins 76ers for shoulder rehabilitation

    ESPN "Guard Markelle Fultz has rejoined the Philadelphia 76ers to continue therapy on a shoulder condition, pushing for a return to the lineup this season, league sources told ESPN. There's no timetable yet on Fultz playing again this year, league sources..." January 19

  • Gordon Hayward out vs Atlanta due to personal reasons

    Celtics Blog "The Boston Celtics announced on Saturday afternoon that Gordon Hayward will miss tonight’s matchup with the Atlanta Hawks due to personal reasons. The Hayward family is expecting their third child right around this time, so there is plenty..." January 19

  • LeBron James and Rajon Rondo set to practice on Sunday

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are getting closer to having LeBron James and Rajon Rondo return to the court this season. Head coach Luke Walton is expecting both James and Rondo to get a full practice in on Sunday. While it's a step in the right direction, the team..." January 19

  • Derrick Rose Had Karl-Anthony Towns' Back During Jimmy Butler Saga

    Complex "Derrick Rose helped Karl-Anthony Towns get through his spats with Jimmy Butler earlier this season, according to University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari. Rose walked Towns through his rough patch with Butler before he was traded to the Sixers. Of course, Towns and Rose..." January 19

  • Grizzlies working on deal for Chandler Parsons

    Bleacher Report "The Memphis Grizzlies are "working on a potential trade destination" for Chandler Parsons, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.  The 30-year-old forward has been struggling with a knee injury that kept him out for two months. As Charania noted,..." January 19

  • Are the Trail Blazers Wings Close to Measuring Up?

    Blazer's Edge "Whether it’s a local or national perspective, discussion about the Trail Blazers inevitably starts with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Jusuf Nurkic usually joins the marquis as well, but it ultimately ends with “yeah but...” when it pertains to..." January 19

  • Frank Ntilikina Drawing Trade Interest?

    Hoops Rumors "With the trade deadline approaching, the Knicks are one team to watch as they could deal any number of veterans or young players. 2017 first-round draft pick Frank Ntilikina has not developed the way New York had hoped and he could be traded, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News..." January 19

  • Report: Celtics mentioned as trade destination for Bradley Beal

    NBC Sports Boston "The Celtics' first-half struggles, not to mention the recent drama surrounding Kyrie Irving and his teammates, have some wondering if a change of scenery for some players might be in the offing to jump-start a second-half push up the Eastern Conference standings. With the..." January 19

  • Steve Kerr: Warriors are 'light years ahead' after Kevin Durant-Draymond Green dispute

    San Jose Mercury News "The last time the Warriors arrived at this city, they did not look like a championship team. Instead, they became a star-driven team plagued with infighting and injuries. Draymond Green and Kevin Durant sniped at each other. Green escalated the argument over a playcall by daring him..." January 19

  • Rick Carlisle: 'Business' behind Dennis Smith Jr.'s absence from Mavericks

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle reiterated on his weekly radio show that disgruntled point guard Dennis Smith Jr. "is welcome to come back and rejoin the team whenever he feels like he can," adding that he believes Smith's advisers are telling him to stay away from the..." January 19

  • Anthony Davis Quietly Having Historic Season Amid Trade, Free-Agency Noise

    Bleacher Report "Few guys in the NBA this season have been talked about more than Anthony Davis. Almost none of that attention has been focused on what he's doing on the court. The bubbling speculation about Davis' future—reports of dinners with LeBron James, looming questions about..." January 19

  • Nets waive veteran forward Faried

    NBA.com "The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on forward/center Kenneth Faried. Faried was originally acquired by the Nets via trade with the Denver Nuggets on July 13, 2018. In 12 games this season with Brooklyn, Faried averaged 5.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 9.8 minutes per contest. " January 19

  • Anthony Davis injured left index finger, will be out 1-2 weeks

    The Advocate "Anthony Davis sustained an sprain to his left index finger during Friday night's game, according to a tweet from the New Orleans Pelicans. Davis is expected to be out about 1-2 weeks.  New Orleans is 21-25 after a road loss at Portland on Friday night and sits four games out..." January 19

  • Rockets 'Aggressively' Working to Deal Carmelo Anthony

    Bleacher Report "Carmelo Anthony's brief stint with the Houston Rockets could end as early as next week.  Per ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockers are "aggressively working" to find a trade partner for Anthony by Monday at 5 p.m. ET as they try to clear a roster spot to..." January 19

  • Carmelo Anthony hints at basketball return in Instagram post

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony seemed to hint at a return to basketball in an Instagram post on Friday. Anthony posted a photo of himself appearing to be riding in a car. The caption was a quote saying “Things Of Quality Have No Fear Of Time.” The easy interpretation is that..." January 19

  • Blake Griffin settles lawsuit with Brynn Cameron

    The Blast "NBA star Blake Griffin has reached a deal with his baby mama which will dismiss her massive lawsuit against him. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Griffin and Brynn Cameron have settled the case and are requesting the court dismiss the “entire action of all..." January 19

  • Warriors aren't worried about DeMarcus Cousins' fit, but can he lift them back to greatness?

    ESPN "After a half-season of anticipation, waiting to see when the Golden State Warriors might break out their newest weapon, DeMarcus Cousins is ready to debut. The former All-Star, who hasn't played an NBA game since Jan. 26, 2018, is expected to make his highly anticipated Warriors debut..." January 19

  • Markelle Fultz’s IG Model Girlfriend Sierra Mack Gives Update on How He’s Spending His Rehab Time

    Black Sports Online "Markelle Fultz left his one girlfriend for her best friend and they have been flexing on the gram since that time. Fultz hasn’t been with the Sixers for a while and they don’t seem that bothered by it. According to Mack, his rehab is going well and it is spent mostly with..." January 19

  • Celtics' Kyrie Irving on technical: If someone questions your manhood, you got no choice

    Sporting News "Don't question Kyrie Irving's manhood. Shelvin Mack learned that in the Celtics' 122-116 win over the Grizzlies on Friday. In the third quarter, Mack said something to Irving on an inbounds play the five-time All-Star didn't like. Kyrie then confronted Mack..." January 19

  • Spurs’ Gregg Popovich ties Pat Riley for No.1 in all-time road wins list

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich added another milestone on his long list of achievements. The Spurs scored a 116-113 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night in Minneapolis. The win against the Timberwolves was Popovich’s 520th victory on the road. The..." January 19

  • Kings’ Buddy Hield in 3-point contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "Players who’ve attempted more than seven 3-pointers per game while making more than 40% of them this season: Stephen Curry Buddy Hield Sharing company with only the greatest shooter of all-time will earn Hield a spot in the 3-point..." January 19

  • Kenneth Faried agrees to Nets buyout ahead of joining Rockets

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets forward/center Kenneth Faried has agreed to a contract buyout, clearing the way for him to sign a free-agent deal with the Houston Rockets, league sources told ESPN. The Rockets plan to immediately insert Faried into the lineup as a stopgap big man to help replace some..." January 19

  • Gasol, Conley Discuss Grizzlies’ Direction With Owner

    Clutch Points "Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol and point guard Mike Conley met with owner Robert Pera this week to discuss the overall state of the team and franchise, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The Grizzlies are just 19-25 on the season, which is 14th place in the Western..." January 18