• Rick Pitino has spoken with Cavaliers about coaching job

    247 Sports "Rick Pitino has spoken with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert about potentially becoming the team's head coach according to Hall of Fame basketball reporter Peter Vecsey on his Patreon page and later corroborated by Marc Stein of The New York Times. The notion of hiring Pitino as a head..." April 21

  • Clippers GM Winger informs T-Wolves he intends to stay put

    Amico Hoops "Cross Michael Winger’s name off the list of potential candidates to become president of basketball operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Los Angeles Clippers general manager told the Timberwolves he will remain with the Clippers, according to Jon Krawczynski of The..." April 21

  • Andre Iguodala believes he ‘can easily’ play past his current NBA contract

    San Jose Mercury News "As the Warriors gathered around for a film session, they did not just marvel at Kevin Durant’s scoring outburst or dissect the team’s high volume of fouls. They also admired Andre Iguodala for seemingly doing everything. “‘Oh to be 35 again,’”..." April 21

  • DeMar DeRozan Ejected After Throwing Ball At Official

    The Spun "On Saturday night, the San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets took the floor for Game 4 of their series. The Spurs entered the game with a 2-1 series lead and looked to be in control early. Gregg Popovich’s squad raced out to a 34-22 lead at the end of the first..." April 21

  • Blazers' Harkless fined $15K for headband toss

    Yahoo! Sports "It was quite a costly headband toss. Near the end of their Game 3 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless received a technical foul and was ejected, but not before throwing his headband into the stands in frustration. That will cost..." April 21

  • Donald Sterling Weighs In On Clippers ... And Magic Johnson

    TMZ "It's been 5 years since the NBA forced Donald Sterling to sell the L.A. Clippers -- but the billionaire tells TMZ Sports he's STILL a fan of his former team and rooting for them in the playoffs. Remember, Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life on April 29, 2014 over..." April 21

  • Pistons tie record for longest playoff losing streak after Game 3 blowout

    The Score "It's been a while since the Detroit Pistons last won a playoff game. The Pistons dropped their 13th straight postseason game when they fell 119-103 to the visiting Milwaukee Bucks in Game 3 on Saturday, tying the record for the league's longest playoff losing..." April 21

  • Harden sets record with missed shots

    CBS Sports "The Houston Rockets cruised in the first two games of their first-round series against the Utah Jazz, winning by 20-plus points in each game to take a 2-0 lead. The main reason for their success, as has been the case all season long, was the play of their star man, James..." April 21

  • Cleveland will be very patient with coaching search

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers parted ways with Larry Drew as their head coach earlier this month, and they don’t seem to be in any rush to find a replacement. The Cleveland Cavaliers parted ways with Larry Drew as their head coach earlier this month, and they don’t seem to be in..." April 20

  • Blake Griffin Active vs. Bucks After Missing 1st 2 Games with Knee Injury

    Bleacher Report "Detroit Pistons power forward Blake Griffin is listed as active for Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, according to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com. Griffin missed the first two games of the series with left knee soreness, and..." April 20

  • Jared Dudley on pushing Joel Embiid — ‘I should’ve got him worse’

    NBC Philadelphia "Jared Dudley - not All-Star D'Angelo Russell or Spencer Dinwiddie or Caris LeVert - has someone become the most-discussed Nets player. He's invited the spotlight by calling Ben Simmons an "average" half-court player, being outscored by Simmons 31-0 in Game 3, and..." April 20

  • Bulls, Suns, Magic would have interest in Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday if he’s made available

    Clutch Points "If the New Orleans Pelicans make point guard Jrue Holiday available in trade talks this summer, the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic would have interest in acquiring him, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. The Pelicans are widely expected to trade Anthony Davis..." April 20

  • Damian Lillard says Blazers have to ‘get a little smarter’ in dealing with officiating

    Real GM Basketball "Damian Lillard recognized that the Portland Trail Blazers need to adjust their play to the officiating following their 120-108 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in game 3. Lillard and C.J. McCollum combined for less free throw attempts (14) than Paul George in the game (17). “We..." April 20

  • Zion Williamson vs Ja Morant Isn't Even a Debate

    The Big Lead "Supposedly, the geniuses who run the Suns, last playoff appearance circa 2010, would prefer to draft Ja Morant over Zion Williamson. With all due respect to Morant and his future in the NBA, that report via Sam Vecenie of The Athletic dropping today, April 20, is appropriate because..." April 20

  • Kenny Atkinson not happy over Sixers’ lineup delays

    Yardbarker "It has been a testy series between the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, and that showed no sign of stopping in the lead-up to Saturday’s Game 4. An early flashpoint for this one came via the coaches as Sixers coach Brett Brown was slow in announcing his starting lineup...." April 20

  • Steve Kerr thinks Andre Iguodala can still play multiple more years

    Larry Brown Sports "Andre Iguodala may be 35 years old, but his head coach thinks that he still has some solid burn left in him. Addressing reporters on Saturday, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Iguodala can play beyond his current contract, but acknowledged that the veteran forward may..." April 20

  • Russell Westbrook 'a man of his word,' Thunder teammate Paul George says

    Sporting News "Paul George called Russell Westbrook "a man of his word" after leading the Thunder to a highly charged Game 3 win over the Trail Blazers. Westbrook said his display in a Game 2 loss in Portland was "unacceptable" and stepped up in a big way Friday, contributing 33..." April 20

  • Nuggets F Craig starts over Barton in Game 4

    ESPN "In hopes of finding a spark to start Game 4, Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone decided to make a change to the starting lineup, inserting Torrey Craig at forward for Will Barton on Saturday. Malone had resisted making any changes to the starting lineup in the first three games,..." April 20

  • Auburn's Okeke declares for NBA draft

    Alabama "Auburn forward Chuma Okeke announced he will declare for the NBA Draft, per a post on his Instagram page. He did not announce whether or not he has hired an agent. “After talking with my family, Coach Pearl and the entire staff at Auburn, I have decided to declare for the 2019..." April 20

  • Jared Dudley liked angry tweets about him in locker room after ejection

    Larry Brown Sports "Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley has eagerly embraced the villain role in his team’s series against the Philadelphia 76ers. Dudley was ejected from Game 4 after getting into a scuffle with the Sixers, and he didn’t waste any time loading up Twitter in the locker room and..." April 20

  • Sixers’ Joel Embiid to play in Game 4 versus Nets

    Philly.com "Joel Embiid will play for the 76ers Saturday in Game 4 of their opening-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. The two-time All-Star center missed Game 3 due to tendinitis in his left knee. But the team announced he would play 8 minutes, 12 seconds..." April 20

  • Jimmy Butler has become Sixers’ leader in NBA playoffs

    Philly.com "Don’t let Jimmy Butler’s drop in scoring the past two games fool you. The 76ers swingman has been the team’s leader and arguably its most valuable player in the opening-round playoff series with the Brooklyn Nets. Following a playoff career-high 36 points..." April 20

  • Wake Forest's Hoard to remain in NBA draft, leave college

    Blogger So Dear "Wake Forest freshman Jaylen Hoard has to decided to remain in the NBA draft and start his pro career. You can read the official Wake Forest release here, but the basic gist is that Hoard will not being donning the black and gold in the future. The 6-8 freshman average 13.1..." April 20

  • NC State signee Jalen Lecque enters 2019 NBA Draft

    Backing the Pack "Jalen Lecque has been informed that he is eligible for the 2019 NBA Draft despite not playing a year in college, and not surprisingly, he’s going to test the waters. Lecque made that move official on Saturday afternoon. This move does not come as a surprise. He retains the..." April 20

  • Lue may sell himself as someone who was hard on LeBron

    Lakers Nation "Both prior to and since the Los Angeles Lakers parted ways with Luke Walton, Tyronn Lue has been speculated about as a top candidate to become the franchise’s new head coach. Lue checks off criteria perceived to be of significance — prior ties to the Lakers and a strong relationship..." April 20

  • Brett Brown says it’s ‘always best’ to make a plan without Joel Embiid in it

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is listed as doubtful for Saturday's Game 4 in the Sixers' first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets, the NBA announced in its injury report Friday evening. Embiid sat out Game 3, a dominant 131-115 win by Philadelphia to take a 2-1..." April 20

  • Jayson Tatum Addresses Trade Rumors: ‘I Must Be Doing Something Well’

    Hoops Rumors "After Friday’s win over the Pacers, the Celtics have a commanding 3-0 series lead and seem poised to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. As the Celtics aim for an NBA championship, the possibilities of the upcoming offseason loom large. Youngster Jayson Tatum, in his..." April 20

  • Kyrie Irving says Celtics 'have come a long way'

    Sporting News "Kyrie Irving says the Celtics' impressive start to the NBA playoffs proves how far they have come as a team after a difficult regular season. The Celtics had to settle for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, but a 104-96 road win over the Pacers on Friday put them 3-0 up in..." April 20

  • Udonis Haslem Remains Undecided On Retirement

    Miami Herald "If it’s up to Erik Spoelstra, Udonis Haslem will return for his 17th NBA season. “I would love to have him back, unquestionably,” Spoelstra said Friday during the Heat’s season-ending interviews. “There’s no more definitive way that I can say it..." April 20

  • Draymond Green dropped 26 pounds to be ready for playoff basketball

    Pro Basketball Talk "Draymond Green was not himself this season. He averaged 7.4 points per game, the first time he was below double digits during the Warriors run, Green shot just 28.5 percent from three, and he played in just 66 games due to toe and knee injuries. Green was not an All-Star. He had a PER of 12.9,..." April 20

  • Kings’ De’Aaron Fox takes swipe at people questioning his Most Improved Player candidacy

    NBC Bay Area "De'Aaron Fox doesn't have time for your snippy comments. On Thursday, the Kings posted an image on Instagram stating Fox's case to win the Most Improved Player award. Among the hundreds of comments were fans stating Fox was supposed to improve from Year 1 to Year..." April 20

  • Living in Australia, Brett Brown once stole eggs from an emu's nest for an omelet

    ESPN "BRETT BROWN WAS 25 and lost. It's not an unfamiliar place for many. He was single and stir-crazy, unfulfilled in a sales job, a few years out of Boston University -- where he played for Rick Pitino -- and with an itch to see more. He had made some sound investments and worked all..." April 20

  • Kendall Jenner Spotted Kissing French Montana After Reports That She Broke Up With Ben Simmon

    Bleacher Report "Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons have allegedly broken up and it never takes her long to found a new guy. According to this report from Sports Gossip, she was all over French Montana during her sister’s Kourtney 40th birthday party. They were all over each other all night, and..." April 20

  • Boban Marjanovic has been a giant hero for the Sixers

    Clutch Points "As tall as Boban Marjanovic is, he had huge shoes to fill with the absence of All-Star center Joel Embiid from the Philadelphia 76ers lineup. The 7-foot-3 Serbian made sure that his team didn’t miss a beat as he played another remarkable game with 14 points, eight rebounds and one block..." April 20

  • Mike D’Antoni not worried about Houston’s turnover rate despite Chris Paul’s concern

    Houston Chronicle "Soon after the Rockets completed their second rout of the Jazz, Chris Paul said there were ways the Rockets would have to play better and pointed to the 18 turnovers in Game 2. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni, however, was not concerned with that, believing some of the carelessness in..." April 20

  • Suns prefer Ja Morant Over Zion Williamson In 2019 Draft

    Fadeaway World "On Wednesday morning, Jerry West compared passing on Zion Williamson in the upcoming draft to passing on Michael Jordan. He made it clear: not selecting Zion when you have the chance would be a tremendous mistake.

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  • NBA Playoff Ratings Have Taken Bizarre Step Back in 2019 Without LeBron James

    12 Up "If you've ever wondered what LeBron James means to the NBA, look no further than the playoff ratings, which have gone into the gutter without LeBron. James missed the playoffs for the first time in 13 years, and the ratings have tanked without him. Not only are some..." April 20

  • Lakers want 2nd Lue, Williams meetings

    ESPN "Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Ty Lue and Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka met on Friday for approximately 90 minutes to discuss the franchise's coaching vacancy, league sources told ESPN. The conversation was described as relaxed and broad, a prelude to what the..." April 20

  • Raptors star Kawhi Leonard played through sickness vs. Magic

    Sporting News "Kawhi Leonard played through some adversity in Friday's win over the Magic. The Raptors star logged 37 minutes despite missing his team's last two practices with an illness, coach Nick Nurse told reporters after Toronto's 98-93 win over the Magic. Leonard..." April 20

  • Lillard calls out Schroder for timing of late-game taunt

    Blazer's Edge "The Trail Blazers’ offense unraveled in the fourth quarter allowing the Thunder to secure a crucial Game 3 victory to push the series to 2-1. Reserve guard Dennis Schroder attempted to add salt to Portland’s wound by mocking Damian Lillard’s signature “Dame time”..." April 20

  • Paul George irritates Blazers with dunk at buzzer in Game 3

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul George added an extra element of intrigue to the Portland Trail Blazers-Oklahoma City Thunder playoff series with a gratuitous act at the end of the contest. As the seconds were ticking down on the clock with the Thunder up 120-108 in Game 3 on Friday night, George styled with a..." April 20

  • Missouri's Jontay Porter declares entry

    Sporting News "Jontay Porter has announced his entry into the 2019 NBA Draft. The Missouri center broke the news in a post via Twitter on Friday, thanking those who have helped him along the way. Porter wrote: "I'll be declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft. I'd like to..." April 20

  • Western Kentucky C Bassey declares for draft

    Louisville Courier-Journal "In a move that should shock no one, Western Kentucky freshman center Charles Bassey has declared for the NBA draft on Thursday, but won't sign with an agent, leaving him the opportunity to return to Bowling Green for his sophomore season. The 6-foot-11 native of Lagos,..." April 20

  • The Rockets look the part of a championship team, but will they pull it off?

    Clutch Points "Through the first few nights of the 2019 NBA Playoffs, no team has looked better than the Houston Rockets. The Rockets drew the fourth seed in the Western Conference, which was probably not where they really wanted to be, as that means they will have to face the Golden State Warriors..." April 19

  • Sixers’ Joel Embiid unlikely to play Game 4 against the Nets

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Joel Embiid is listed as doubtful with left knee soreness on the NBA’s official injury report for Game 4 of the Sixers’ first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. He missed Game 3 in Brooklyn, a 131-115 Sixers’ win. About an hour before tip-off, Embiid..." April 19

  • Report: Timberwolves to interview Nets' Trajan Langdon for front-office job

    Nets Daily "Nets assistant GM Trajan Langdon, who’s previously been linked to then-vacant GM jobs in Washington and New Orleans, will interview for the job of president of basketball operations with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Among the other candidates for the POBO job are former Piston..." April 19

  • Kerr says team did not reach out to league office about Patrick Beverley’s illegal defense on Kevin Durant

    Clutch Points "Earlier this week, FOX Sports analyst Nick Wright said on “First Things First” that the Golden State Warriors had complained to the league office about Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley’s defense on Kevin Durant, accusing the 6-foot-1 defensive ace of holding,..." April 19

  • Doc Rivers calls out Clippers star after Game 3 blowout

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Clippers entered Game 2 of the first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in good spirits. They had just pulled off the greatest comeback in NBA postseason history. Those good feelings were quickly replaced with the uneasiness of realizing they were..." April 19

  • Gilbert Arenas Explains How He Made $62 Million in 17 Games

    Complex "Gilbert Arenas appeared on Kristine Leahy’s talk show Fair Game, where the former basketball player elaborated on how he made $62 million in just 17 games. “It was funny to me when the media was laughing at me ‘cause I got amnestied,” he said, referencing his..." April 19

  • LaMelo Ball Shows Off Absurd New Chest Tattoo On Social Media

    The Spun "While there still isn’t an update on LaMelo Ball and his status for next season, the five-star recruit is back in the news again for his latest decision. Similar to his brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo, he now has a bold tattoo of his own to showcase for the world. Ball is considered..." April 19