• 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

  • 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

  • Nuggets hopeful Isaiah Thomas will return in mid-February

    ESPN "There is optimism that former All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas will make his debut with the Denver Nuggets prior to the mid-February All-Star Break, league sources told ESPN on Friday. Thomas has been gathering momentum in his rehabilitation process from hip surgery in March, and..." January 18

  • Butler responds to John Calipari's 'bully' comments

    The Score "Former Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler didn't take kindly to Kentucky head coach John Calipari telling ESPN's Jackie MacMullen in late-November that the guard bullied ex-Wildcat Karl-Anthony Towns. On Tuesday, Butler responded to the criticism after his Philadelphia..." January 18

  • Emmanuel Mudiay wants to be the closer Knicks are missing

    New York Post "Knicks point guard Emmanuel Mudiay didn’t see much of London on his second trip to Britain. He was laid up with a head cold. Mudiay saw plenty of net through three quarters Thursday against the Wizards, however, when he made nine of his first 10 shots, further establishing..." January 18

  • Report: Lakers considered Carmelo Anthony's likely landing spot

    247 Sports "x The Houston Rockets hoped that the Oklahoma City Thunder experiment with Carmelo Anthony was an aberration. However, Anthony only played in 10 games for the Rockets and struggled during his time with the team. According to a report from Sam Amick and Joe Vardon..." January 18

  • Agent: LeBron James would play if it were playoffs

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James‘ agent, Rich Paul, gave a 3-6-week recovery timeline for LeBron’s groin injury, which the Lakers superstar suffered just over three weeks ago. Chris Broussard on Fox Sports 1 on Wednesday: I was in contact with Rich Paul this morning, and he told me,..." January 18

  • Miles Bridges Reportedly Plans to Participate in 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    Bleacher Report "Charlotte Hornets rookie forward Miles Bridges is reportedly set to compete in the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest on Feb. 16 during All-Star Weekend at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported the news..." January 18

  • Three reasons why DeMarcus Cousins' return is exactly what Warriors need

    Sporting News "At the halfway point of the 2018-19 season, the Warriors were on pace for a 58-24 record. Most NBA franchises would be popping champagne over 58 wins — this isn't a "most franchises" situation. That would be the worst mark for the Warriors since..." January 18

  • Report: Sixers, Nets, Magic, Kings, Rockets, Pelicans, Clippers are top trade deadline buyers

    Clutch Points "A new report has come out about which teams are the most active in trying to add to their rosters, with the Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, and New Orleans Pelicans topping the list. According to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports, in addition to the aforementioned..." January 18

  • Barkley called the Sixers “the stupidest organization in the history of sports” for letting Embiid play hurt

    Awful Announcing "Sixers star Joel Embiid was listed as questionable last night for Phliadelphia’s showdown in Indianapolis against the Pacers. After six minutes and three missed field goals, Embiid exited the game, and it looked like he didn’t have much chance of being effective thanks to his ailing..." January 18

  • Bucks center Brook Lopez making history — one 3-pointer at a time

    USA Today "Roy Hibbert is the cautionary tale. Brook Lopez is the shining example. For Hibbert, the game zoomed right by him. There wasn’t much need for a 7-footer who couldn’t stretch the floor. The 7-foot Lopez adapted, adding a 3-point shot to his game and..." January 18

  • Melo May Land With New Team Before Trade Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "It has been more than two months since Carmelo Anthony appeared in an NBA game, fueling speculation that his long career may be coming to an end. However, two sources tell Sam Amick of The Athletic that Anthony has “multiple” options available to him and is..." January 18

  • Kyrie Irving's Turbulent Early Career Might Explain His Leadership Problem

    Bleacher Report "The All-Star pairing of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, a duo that complemented each other so beautifully, lasted just three seasons. It seemed like a partnership that was destined for more, despite three trips to the Finals and a 2016 championship for the Cleveland..." January 18

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics Among Most Aggressive Teams Ahead Of Trade Deadline

    NESN "The NBA’s trade season is upon us, which means it’s time for copious amounts of Boston Celtics rumors which may or may not lead to anything actually happen. More often than not, nothing happens, but that’s neither here nor there. The Celtics are among a..." January 18

  • Kerr says Cousins won't have minutes restriction in season debut

    247 Sports "The Golden State Warriors have been waiting for DeMarcus Cousins to make his season debut since they signed him in the offseason. That day is finally here as Cousins is set to make his debut for the Warriors when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. Following the..." January 18

  • Zach LaVine Candidly Discussed The Bulls’ Current Situation: ‘We Have To Do Something’

    Dime Magazine "The Chicago Bulls are a mess right now. The team sits at 10-35 on the season after getting thrashed by Denver on Thursday night — the Nuggets won, 135-105, marking Chicago’s ninth loss in a row. That includes five losses on a west coast swing that included three defeats by..." January 18

  • Trade or hold? Wizards facing tough decisions with Otto Porter, John Wall, Bradley Beal as trade deadline looms

    NBC Sports Washington "The Washington Wizards are Eastern Conference contenders if they maximize the talents of their three max contract players, John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Otto Porter. Whether that’s possible when Wall returns fromhis season-ending heel surgery is among the biggest questions..." January 18

  • Jazz's Donovan Mitchell won’t defend NBA Slam Dunk title

    Deseret News "Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell broke into the national spotlight during NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles last year after winning the Slam Dunk contest. However, the second-year guard won’t be defending his crown at NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte this February at the..." January 18

  • DeMarcus Cousins’ Warriors experiment will be bizarre and incredibly important

    SB Nation "DeMarcus Cousins will make his 2018-19 NBA season debut on Friday as the Golden State Warriors visit the L.A. Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). Cousins tore his Achilles tendon just under a year ago amid another All-Star season. Boogie was well on his..." January 18

  • Latest Statement From Rich Paul Suggests LeBron's Recovery Could Take Longer Than Expected

    12 Up "Poor Lakers fans. Getting their hopes up right now about the return of The King has to be a serious blow. A blow around the groin area, to be specific. The state of the groin of LeBron James has been a sore subject for Los Angeles, as their superstar has..." January 18

  • Nike’s new Adapt self-tying shoes slip off De’Aaron Fox’s foot

    Clutch Points "De’Aaron Fox’s new Nike Adapt shoe slipped off his left foot during his game against the Charlotte Hornets. These shoes are self-tying, and for a speedster like Fox, they did not want to stay on during his contest on Thursday: