• Joel Embiid Couldn’t Trick Tobias Harris Into Saying He’ll Re-Sign With The Sixers

    Dime Magazine "Viewed through the lens of the Raptors’ historic championship run, the Philadelphia 76ers’ ouster in the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the hands of Toronto suddenly looks a lot more promising than we initially thought. Instead of being symptomatic of a haphazardly assembled..." June 20

  • Steven Adams Is Reportedly Among Those The Thunder Are Willing To Trade To Get Out Of The Luxury Tax

    Uproxx "The Oklahoma City Thunder have a projected payroll of $146.9 million next season, and with the NBA luxury tax threshold coming in at $132 million, the Thunder will be paying the tax again after already recording the highest luxury tax payment in league history last season. It would be..." June 20

  • The Top 5 Most Underrated Free Agents Of 2019

    Fadeaway World "Free agency is about more than just the notable names and where they will end up. There are a number of names that are being heavily overlooked and undervalued despite being very capable players. Wherever these guys end up, they will undoubtedly be impactful additions. Names like Kawhi Leonard..." June 19

  • Report: Nets skeptical of signing Kyrie Irving unless they also land Kevin Durant

    Yahoo! Sports "Kyrie Irving reportedly wants to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, but do the Nets want to give up D’Angelo Russell to add the six-time All-Star? That may come down to whether or not the Nets can land another max player. According to a report in the New..." June 19

  • Report: Timberwolves have discussed acquiring No. 4 pick from Pelicans

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly one of the teams with plenty of interest in moving up in the 2019 NBA Draft and have considered acquiring the No. 4 pick from the New Orleans Pelicans. There have been lots of rumors regarding which teams may be pushing the most..." June 19

  • Report: Space Jam 2 Will Star Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, More

    Bleacher Report "Anthony Davis may have just found a way to make back his $4 million trade kicker. Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported Davis, Damian Lillard and Klay Thompson will join LeBron James in the Space Jam 2 cast. WNBA stars..." June 19

  • Rob Pelinka May Not Have Known the Cap Rules for Anthony Davis Trade

    The Big Lead "Rob Pelinka might be the author of yet another monumental screw-up. The Los Angeles Lakers general manager reportedly consummated a trade for Anthony Davis without knowing the salary cap implications of not waiting a few days. Now that the trade has been agreed to, the Lakers are..." June 19

  • Kevin Durant 'Doing A Lot Of Soul Searching' Ahead Of Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant is believed to be considering the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. These three teams are all believed to be prepared to offer Durant a full max contract despite his Achilles injury. "I'm told K.D. is doing a lot of soul..." June 19

  • Darren Collison not interested in rebuilding situation like Suns, wants to go to contender

    Bright Side Of The Sun "According to Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro, who said it on the air on Wednesday, Darren Collison doesn’t sound too interested in joining a situation like the Suns. After playing for the Indiana Pacers the past two seasons, experiencing playoff berths in the..." June 19

  • Report: Lakers have interest in Bobby Portis

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers only have three meaningful players at the moment: LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma. With so much space on their roster and space under the cap, they have been linked to just about every free agent regardless of how much sense they make. We..." June 19

  • Warriors GM says the team has no budget

    Sportsnaut "The Golden State Warriors are entering an offseason of change. That much was made clear after impending free agents Kevin Durant (ruptured Achilles) and Klay Thompson (torn ACL) suffered major injuries in the team’s NBA Finals loss to the Toronto Raptors. While it seems to be a..." June 19

  • Knicks made overtures to Anthony Davis about 2020 free agency

    The Score "Knowing they didn't have the assets to trade for Anthony Davis this offseason, the New York Knicks made overtures for Davis to join them as a free agent next summer, a source told Bleacher Report's Howard Beck. Doing so implies New York won't sign two max-level free agents..." June 19

  • Lakers not in play for Kawhi Leonard or Kyrie Irving even if they clear max space

    Clutch Points "Even if the Los Angeles Lakers manage to clear max cap space by changing the terms of the Anthony Davis trade with the New Orleans Pelicans, they reportedly won’t be in play for Kyrie Irving or Kawhi Leonard, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Irving is widely expected to..." June 19

  • Mavs don’t have Julius Randle high on its free agent wish list

    247 Sports "Julius Randle is once again a free agent. Dallas Mavericks fans are once again clamoring for their hometown team to sign this hometown guy. All of which leaves me having to once again tap the brakes on any Randle-to-Dallas rush. Randle has officially thrown himself into the free agent..." June 19

  • Wizards To Offer Extension To Bradley Beal?

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards seem ready to put an end to Bradley Beal trade rumors by offering an extension to their All-Star guard. In a video tweeted by Wizards Film Room, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Washington will make the three-year, $111MM offer when Beal becomes eligible next..." June 19

  • Ted Leonsis denies making overture to Raptors’ Masai Ujiri to run Wizards

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA offseason is a time for rumors and official denials. The Washington Wizards were reportedly going after Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri to run the franchise. The reported talks with Ujiri centered around a role that could have expanded his influence beyond the Wizards. Monumental..." June 19

  • Nick Nurse weighs in on potential Raptors’ White House visit

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s not clear if the Toronto Raptors would get a White House invitation no matter what, and it’s even less clear if the team would accept it given the controversial nature of President Donald Trump. It’s customary for the White House to invite champions of the four..." June 19

  • Cam Reddish Meeting With Spurs Fuels Draft Trade Speculation

    12 Up "The San Antonio Spurs hold the 19th and 29th picks in the first round of Thursday's NBA Draft. But could they be looking to move up? Duke winger Cam Reddish, who is widely expected to land in the lottery, has said that he has met with the Spurs. Reddish will almost..." June 19

  • Heat Acquire Second-Round Draft Pick From Hawks

    NBA.com "The Miami HEAT announced today that they have acquired a second-round pick (#44 overall) in the 2019 NBA Draft from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a future conditional second-round pick and cash considerations. The pick originally belonged to the Charlotte Hornets and was acquired..." June 19

  • LaVar Ball Banned From All ESPN Platforms Going Forward

    Total Pro Sports "It looks like ESPN has had enough of LaVar Ball. In the middle of the interview from earlier this week, Molly jumped in asking, “LaVar, can I switch gears with you because I have a question here,” to which the married father of three responded “You can switch gears..." June 19

  • Teams With Top Draft Picks Reportedly Gauging Whether Celtics Would Trade Jaylen Brown

    12 Up "The Boston Celtics have three first-round picks heading into Thursday's 2019 NBA Draft, none of which are in the lottery. They have the ability to move up in the draft, but to make a significant jump they'll need to include one of their young studs. According to Adam..." June 19

  • The Raptors finally reached the pinnacle. What's next?

    The Score "Teams coming off an NBA championship can go in any number of directions. Some try to bring the whole band back and do it again, some look to add another game-changing piece so nothing's left to chance, and some blow up their core, fading from contention in the process. No matter..." June 19

  • NBA Execs Skeptical Lakers Can Build a Title Team After Anthony Davis Overpay

    Bleacher Report "The Toronto Raptors seized the 2019 NBA championship last Thursday, and they were still wringing Champagne from their jerseys when the Los Angeles Lakers seized the 2020 title two nights later. Or at least it felt that way when news of the Lakers'..." June 19

  • Knicks still focused on drafting RJ Barrett with No. 3 pick

    The Score "Although the New York Knicks brought Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland in for a workout Wednesday, the team is still focused on selecting Duke's RJ Barrett with the No. 3 pick in Thursday's draft, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. In 38 appearances with Duke,..." June 19

  • Thunder Increasing Efforts To Shed Salary

    Hoops Rumors "The Thunder have increased their efforts to reduce team salary for the 2019/20 season, league sources tell Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated (Twitter link). According to Fischer, Steven Adams, Dennis Schroder, and Andre Roberson are all “very available,” as is the No. 21 overall..." June 19

  • Knicks turned down Rockets' offer of Chris Paul

    The Score "The New York Knicks rebuffed a recent Houston Rockets trade offer involving Chris Paul, league sources told The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor. The report comes on the heels of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's denial that Paul asked for a trade in the wake of a supposed..." June 19

  • Lakers' Kyle Kuzma Sends Social Media Into a Frenzy With Latest Tweet

    12 Up "Whatever's going on out in Los Angeles, it's got Kyle Kuzma's attention. Amidst an offseason full of change, the young Los Angeles Lakers star whipped social media into a frenzy with a tweet that only contained eye emojis. Either something major has happened, or..." June 19

  • Rockets, Sixers added to the Al Horford sweepstakes

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly interested in signing Al Horford in free agency, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Watch Stadium. The Sixers and Rockets join the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers as the teams with..." June 19

  • Projected lottery pick Jarrett Culver signs endorsement deal with Adidas

    SI "Projected lottery pick Jarrett Culver has signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Adidas. The Texas Tech guard averaged 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game and is a potential top-5 pick in the 2019 NBA draft on Thursday. After leading the Red Raiders to..." June 19

  • NBA Rumors: Pelicans Could Acquire Kevin Love For Trade Package Centered On No. 4 Pick

    Inquisitr "Since assuming a front office role, New Orleans Pelicans Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin did everything he could to convince All-Star center Anthony Davis to stay. However, Davis was determined to find his way out of New Orleans, leaving the Pelicans with no choice but to..." June 19

  • Mavericks Considered Favorites For Al Horford?

    Hoops Rumors "Al Horford is expected to leave the Celtics for a new team in free agency, and according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, league sources consider the Mavericks the favorites to land the veteran big man. As O’Connor writes, the Lakers and Clippers are also said to have..." June 19

  • Warriors’ Klay Thompson hasn’t had surgery to repair torn ACL yet

    Clutch Points "Klay Thompson is broadly expected to re-sign with Golden State Warriors in free agency next month. Before both player and team commit to one another for the long haul, though, it stands to reason that both parties would prefer to have a timeline in place for Thompson’s return to the..." June 19

  • Wizards will have competition with teams like Lakers, Clippers for restricted free agent Bobby Portis

    NBC Sports Washington "This summer is shaping up to be lucrative for NBA free agents and big man Bobby Portis is well-positioned to cash in. After spending the final three months of the 2018-19 season with the Wizards, Portis is already seeing a healthy market develop ahead of the June 30 start of the league's..." June 19

  • Lakers' Moe Wagner Sorry For Liking Pro-George Zimmerman Tweet

    TMZ "L.A. Lakers forward Moe Wagner says he didn't intentionally "like" a pro-George Zimmerman tweet earlier this week ... and now he's apologizing to "anyone I hurt." The 22-year-old German-born NBA player came under fire when people noticed he..." June 19

  • The Mike Conley Trade Makes Utah an Instant Western Conference Contender

    The Ringer "Welcome to the championship chase, Utah. By acquiring point guard Mike Conley from the Grizzlies, the Jazz will immediately solidify themselves as one of the leading Finals contenders in the Western Conference. And all they have to give up is Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen, the 23rd..." June 19

  • Zion Williamson not looking to fill LeBron James' shoes

    ABC News "Zion Williamson knows he's likely to be the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft. But for now, the equation is simple. "I just want to hoop," he said. Williamson, who will turn 19 a week after the draft, spent the 2018-19 collegiate season blowing..." June 19

  • Skip Bayless falls for fake report involving Chris Paul, James Harden and 'man boobs'

    Sporting News "If you've spent any amount of time on Sports Twitter, you've likely come across accounts pretending to be other accounts. They change their Twitter names and profile pictures in attempts to deceive others and take advantage of Twitter's fast-paced nature. One of the..." June 19

  • Wikipedia hack predicts Kyle Korver will end up with Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyle Korver was part of the trade that sent Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies to Utah on Wednesday, but he will almost certainly be bought out by the rebuilding Jazz. If and when that happens, fans are already convinced they know where the sharpshooter will end up. Korver and..." June 19

  • Jaylen Brown posts cryptic IG message that could be construed as shot at Kyrie Irving

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown is definitely not holding back, as the 22-year-old recently posted a cryptic message on his Instagram account. Many believe that the caption he decided to go with for a seemingly innocuous and unrelated set of photos is directed towards..." June 19

  • NBA rumors: How Nets' Kyrie Irving pursuit is impacted by second star joining him

    NBC Sports Boston "Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving reportedly is "prepared to sign" with the Brooklyn Nets, but would they change their mind about the 27-year-old veteran if a second superstar free agent doesn't join him this summer? ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski..." June 19

  • Kyle Korver Likely To Return For 17th Season

    Hoops Rumors "Kyle Korver has yet to officially announce a decision on his future, but Marc Stein of the New York Times (Twitter link) hears from a source that the sharpshooter is likely to play at least one more season. It’s possible that the 38-year-old continues playing for two more years, Stein..." June 19

  • Prospects to Pros: Comparing the 2019 NBA Draft Class to NBA Greats

    Complex "The NBA Draft has become a bigger deal than the NBA Finals. Both take place in the same month, but only one can change the fortunes of all 30 franchises. In fact, for many fans, the promise and potential of the incoming crop of players have eclipsed the biggest games of the NBA season...." June 19

  • Mike Conley reportedly traded from Grizzlies to Jazz

    Larry Brown Sports "The Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz engaged in trade talks surrounding star point guard Mike Conley at the trade deadline last season, and they have finally worked out a deal. Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that the Grizzlies have agreed to trade Conley to Utah in exchange for..." June 19

  • It Looks Like Chris Paul is Denying Trade Rumors Because Nobody Wants Him

    The Big Lead "Not long after Vincent Goodwill reported Chris Paul wanted to be traded from Houston, both Paul and Rockets general manager Daryl Morey went to social media to deny the report. Sure, this isn’t the first report/denial situation that has divided..." June 19

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics Could Trade Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart & Draft Picks For Bradley Beal

    Inquisitr "After a season filled with drama and frustration, the Boston Celtics are currently facing a huge dilemma in the 2019 NBA offseason. Aside from failing to acquire All-Star center Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans, rumors are heating up, suggesting that Kyrie Irving will be leaving the..." June 19

  • A ghost no more? Kyrie Irving has reportedly signaled to Celtics that he's leaving

    NBC Sports Boston "Kyrie is reportedly no longer "ghosting" the Celtics. In fact, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, he never really was. Charania reports, on the heels of the earlier report Tuesday night of Al Horford's impending departure, that Irving has been..." June 19

  • NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving the first player to not enjoy being coached by Brad Stevens

    Clutch Points "Kyrie Irving’s bizarre second season with the Boston Celtics holds plenty of skeletons in the closet. Among them is his shocking tiff with head coach Brad Stevens, unsurprisingly among the many rifts he had with coaches and players alike. Sports Illustrated insider..." June 19

  • Lakers trying to rework Anthony Davis deal with Pelicans to open max salary slot, report says

    CBS Sports "We're still a few weeks away from the start of NBA free agency, but the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans may have already pulled off the biggest move of the offseason. On Saturday afternoon, the Pelicans reportedly agreed to a deal to send Anthony..." June 19

  • Every NBA Team's Realistic Dream Signing in 2019 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "We are on the cusp of the most eventful NBA offseason since the summer of 2010 when LeBron James and Chris Bosh teamed up to join Dwyane Wade in Miami. Things got started when the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to trade for Anthony Davis to team him with..." June 19

  • NBA Rumors: Nobody Wants Chris Paul

    Fadeaway World "As Daryl Morey aggressively tries to move CP3, he is quickly finding that task to be impossible. At 34-years-old, and due to make $158 million over the next four years, Chris Paul is probably on the worst contract in the NBA. As The Athletic’s Shams Charania pointed out on CBS Sports,..." June 19