• Ujiri: There Was No Trade Talk With DeRozan

    Hoops Rumors "Raptors president Masai Ujiri claims he never told DeMar DeRozan he would not be traded, though Ujiri admits making a mistake talking at length with the All-Star shooting guard about his future with the franchise, according to an ESPN report. DeRozan fumed publicly..." July 20

  • Here's Why Ben Simmons Could Try to Force His Way to the Lakers Soon

    The Big Lead "Ben Simmons was the driving force behind the 76ers surging from 28 wins two years ago to 52 last season, and he was rewarded with the Rookie of the Year award. In the span of two years, Ben Simmons went from “guy who couldn’t lead LSU to the NCAA Tournament” to..." July 20

  • Michael Beasley Is The Latest Veteran Addition To The Los Angeles Lakers

    Dime Magazine "The Los Angeles Lakers have made some rather curious signings this offseason, surrounding LeBron James and their young core with veteran players whose fits lead to some skepticism among basketball fans. On Friday afternoon, the team picked up its latest signing in the form of veteran forward..." July 20

  • Report: After deal with Warriors leaked, opposing players called DeMarcus Cousins about reneging

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins agreeing to sign with the Warriors sent shockwaves through the NBA. But a few astute players noticed he hadn’t yet put pen to paper. Chris Haynes of ESPN: As soon as word leaked that Cousins was Bay Area-bound, players..." July 20

  • Report: Thunder, Magic To Swap Dakari Johnson, Rodney Purvis

    Norman Transcript "Oklahoma City has traded backup center Dakari Johnson to the Orlando Magic, according to a report from Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. The departure of Johnson was likely after the acquisition of Mavericks center Nerlens Noel via free agency. As a rookie out of Kentucky and..." July 20

  • Phoenix Suns not looking to buyout Tyson Chandler

    Clutch Points "Through the first couple of months of the offseason, the Phoenix Suns have ramped up their efforts in putting together a team that can compete in the daunting Western Conference. They have made several roster moves to for next season, but it doesn’t appear they will..." July 20

  • Kings Agree To Sign Yogi Ferrell

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings and free agent guard Yogi Ferrell have reached an agreement on a deal, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Ferrell had initially agreed to a two-year contract with the Mavericks, but backed out of that agreement earlier..." July 20

  • NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving Discussing Future With Celtics Beyond 2018-19 Season

    NESN "Where will Kyrie Irving be at this point next summer? The Celtics guard can opt out of his contract and hit free agency after the 2018-19 season, and since NBA fans refuse to live in the present, debate has already begun about whether he’ll stay in Boston or seek a new..." July 20

  • Raptors president shades DeRozan on way out of town

    Sportsnaut "There’s going to be no love lost between former Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan and team president Masai Ujiri moving forward. Following the trade that sent DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs as part of a package for Kawhi Leonard, Ujiri himself is talking..." July 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins: 'Man, Draymond probably had the worst pitch'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "On the morning of July 2, DeMarcus Cousins called Bob Myers to let the general manager know that he was very interested in signing with the Warriors. Before any sort of verbal agreement, Myers and Steve Kerr wanted Cousins to speak with several Warriors players. Weeks ago,..." July 20

  • Yogi Ferrell receiving interest from Cavs, Pelicans

    Clutch Points "Free agent point guard Yogi Ferrell recently walked back his commitment to the Dallas Mavericks after reaching a two-year, $5.3 million deal with the team, and now teams are on the lookout for his services. Among those interested are the Cleveland..." July 20

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard’s Raptors physical scheduled for today

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs agreed to trade Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected first-round pick. But the deal isn’t official until everyone involved passes their physicals. All eyes turn to..." July 20

  • Masai Ujiri Apologizes for 'Gap in Communication' Before DeMar DeRozan Traded

    Bleacher Report "Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri has issued an apology toDeMar DeRozan for telling the All-Star guard he wouldn't be traded before being dealt to the San Antonio Spurs.  Per The Athletic's Eric Koreen, Ujiri cited a potential..." July 20

  • Sixers To Trade Richaun Holmes To Suns

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns are sending $1MM to Philadelphia in the trade, tweets Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic. The Sixers have agreed to a trade with the Suns that will send Richaun Holmes to Phoenix, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link)...." July 20

  • Kevin Durant supports LeBron James' decision to join Lakers

    Sportress of Blogitude "Kevin Durant on Thursday praised LeBron James' decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers. The Golden State Warriors star suggested that not only was it a good move for James, the decision could have ripple effect that benefits other NBA players. In essence, James’ ability to..." July 20

  • Clint Capela is worth $100 million, but only to Rockets

    Clutch Points "Talks between the Houston Rockets and restricted free agent center Clint Capela are still on the works, nearly three weeks in the making, as both sides try to agree on a long-term deal that will keep their 1-2-5 core intact. Capela was reportedly seeking a deal of..." July 20

  • Nets Trade Darrell Arthur To Suns For Jared Dudley, 2021 2nd Rounder

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets have traded Darrell Arthur to the Phoenix Suns for Jared Dudley and a 2021 second round pick. Arthur will likely be bought out by the Suns as he's due $7.4 million for 18-19. " July 20

  • Patrick Beverley: ‘I’m Real Anti-Warriors’

    SLAM Online "LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley doesn’t mince words when it comes to his “anti-Warriors” bias. Beverley says he will always root against Golden State, even when just watching games on TV. July 20

  • Michael Jordan's Father's Convicted Killer Files for Retrial with New Evidence

    Bleacher Report "Twenty-five years after the roadside murder of Michael Jordan's father, James Jordan, one of the men convicted is reportedly seeking a new trial. Daniel Green and Larry Demery were both given life sentences for the July 22, 1993, murder, but Green and his defense team are now..." July 20

  • Grizzlies in talks to sign guard Shelvin Mack

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies' active summer continues. A source close to proceedings indicates the team is getting close to a deal with point guard Shelvin Mack, an NBA veteran most recently with the Orlando Magic. Mack's signing would bring the Grizzlies to 16 players on their roster, one..." July 20

  • Yogi Ferrell Changing Course On Mavs Deal

    Hoops Rumors "After reportedly agreeing to a two-year, $5.3MM deal with the Mavericks on Thursday, Yogi Ferrell has changed course, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). According to Charania, Ferrell will re-enter free agency in search of a better..." July 20

  • Kings are the last team with ‘significant cap room’

    Clutch Points "Unlike their fellow California-based NBA brethren, the Sacramento Kings are not currently considered as a premier destination for top free agents. What they lack in attractiveness, though, they make up for with a spacious financial leg room. In fact, as pointed out by Albert Nahmad..." July 20

  • ESPN stars Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim secretly tie the knot

    Page Six "ESPN commentator and former NBA star Jalen Rose got secretly married to fellow ESPN host Molly Qerim, sources exclusively told Page Six. An insider told us, “The media power couple married in the New York City area then boarded a flight to Turks and Caicos.” " July 20

  • Report: Carmelo Anthony telling people he'll sign with the Rockets

    Sportsnaut "Once his contract buyout is complete with the Atlanta Hawks following Thursday’s trade, 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony will be free to sign with a team of his choosing. For a while now, and leading up to the deal that sent him from Oklahoma City to Atlanta, reports have..." July 20

  • Don't be surprised if Kings trade for Rockets' Ryan Anderson

    Hoops Hype "It was hard to understand why the Sacramento Kings traded Garrett Temple to the Memphis Grizzlies. But a deeper dive may help explain it.

    July 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins would accept bench role with Warriors if asked

    247 Sports "With the addition of DeMarcus Cousins this offseason, the Golden State Warriors amazingly now have a starting lineup of five All-Stars. Cousins however, wouldn't mind coming off the bench if that's what the Warriors wanted him to do. While talking with reporters at..." July 20

  • Report: Cavs have discussed Kyle Korver-Jerryd Bayless trade with Sixers

    Cavs Nation "The Philadelphia 76ers are considering adding another shooter to their team, according to a report by Sixers insider Jon Johnson.  In a separate update, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer said, while citing sources, that Sixers are finding an angle with which..." July 20

  • LaVar Ball's JBA Actually Helped a Young Player Get a Contract Overseas

    12 Up "LaVar Ball did something genuinely good in the public eye for someone besides his sons? Hallelujah!? Thanks to his play in the Junior Basketball Association, Kezo Brown of the Chicago Ballers has signed a contract to play basketball professional overseas in France. July 20

  • Cavaliers waive Kendrick Perkins rather than trade him

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers waived veteran center Kendrick Perkins Tuesday so he could be free to pursue training camp deals, a source told cleveland.com. Perkins, 33, was signed by the Cavs on the final day of the regular season so he could be on their playoff roster. But Cleveland gave him a..." July 20

  • Hawks Trade Schroder, Muscala To Thunder For Anthony

    Real GM Basketball "The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. Anthony will be waived and the Houston Rockets will be the frontrunner. Sam Presti and Billy Donovan were given..." July 19

  • Lakers 'eager to see' LeBron James at center in their version of Warriors' 'Death Lineup,' report says

    CBS Sports "For what could be the final act of his career, LeBron James will be playing in a new city, with new teammates and a new playbook. He could even be playing a new position. According to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, who quotes an anonymous Los Angeles Lakers executive, the coaching..." July 19

  • Marcus Smart Hospitalized With Flu-Like Symptoms After Signing New Contract

    NESN "Marcus Smart’s excitement over signing a brand-new contract with the Boston Celtics may have been too much to stomach. The Celtics indefinitely postponed Smart’s 4 p.m. ET press conference Thursday, announcing the 24-year-old guard experienced “stomach flu-like..." July 19

  • Dwyane Wade still deciding whether to play next season

    Yardbarker "Dwyane Wade will wait until he returns from a trip to China before deciding whether to play next season, relays Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press. Wade traveled overseas to announce a lifetime contract with Chinese apparel company Li-Ning, continuing a relationship that began in..." July 19

  • Marc Gasol rescued migrant who was left to die in Mediterranean

    Hoops Hype "Memphis Grizzlies star Marc Gasol helped rescue a woman from Cameroon, who would have been otherwise left to die in the Mediterranean Sea. July 19

  • Warriors' Cousins makes cryptic remark about contract offer from Pelicans

    The Score "DeMarcus Cousins reportedly turned down a two-year, $40-million offer to return to the New Orleans Pelicans earlier this month, opting instead to join the superpower Golden State Warriors for one year at the $5.3-million mid-level exception. Cousins wouldn't confirm or deny that..." July 19

  • Report: Smart gets $500K annual bonus for low body fat

    247 Sports "After months of contentions negotiations, Marcus Smart got his wish and finally re-signed with the Boston Celtics on Thursday. “This is where I want to be, and I’m ready to put a green jersey back on and get to work,” Smart said in the team's..." July 19

  • Report: Leonard will be at Raptors training camp, play next season

    Sportsnet "Kawhi Leonard is now a member of the Toronto Raptors. You may have heard something about it. The 2014 Finals MVP and two-time defensive player of the year was acquired from the San Antonio Spurs along with veteran Danny Green in exchange for DeMar DeRozan,..." July 19

  • Magic Johnson Says He's 'Not Scared' of Warriors on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    Bleacher Report "Adding LeBron James to your team does a lot to help everyone's confidence. Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnsonsaid he isn't scared of the Golden State Warriors during an interview Wednesday on Jimmy Kimmel..." July 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins to wear No. 0 for Warriors

    Clutch Points "Four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins sent shockwaves across the NBA landscape when news of his deal with the Golden State Warriors broke earlier this month. The Dubs offered Boogie a one-year, $5.3 million mid-level exception, which he accepted. Now, with introductions in full swing,..." July 19

  • Report: Mavericks, Nowitzki plan to finalize 1-year, $5M contract

    The Score "Dirk Nowitzki's marriage with the Dallas Mavericks will continue for at least another season, as the team and its franchise icon plan to finalize a one-year, $5-million contract for 2018-19, league sources told Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania. There was never much..." July 19

  • LeBron James, Kevin Durant Spotted Leaving LA Bar After Star's Move to Lakers

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James and Kevin Durant are rivals on the court, but they were seen together in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.  TMZ Sports posted the following video of James and Durant leaving the same L.A. bar:

    July 19

  • Isaiah Thomas: ‘I Just Wanted to Be Wanted’

    SLAM Online "Isaiah Thomas is ready for a fresh start in Denver, and says part of the motivation for joining the Nuggets was the feeling that he was “wanted.” Thomas, 29, is moving to the Mile High City on a one-year, $2 million contract. IT says his close and..." July 19

  • Accomplished sportswriter takes ruthless shot at Dwight Howard

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard has more critics than the average NBA star, but it would appear one award-winning sportswriter thinks less of him than just about anyone who has ever seen the big man play. Bob Ryan, a former Boston Globe writer who retired from the profession after 44 years in 2012,..." July 19

  • Celtics Reportedly Sign Marcus Smart To Four-Year, $52 Million Contract

    CBS Boston "The stalemate between Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics is finally over. Smart and the Celtics have agreed to a four-year deal worth $52 million, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. It’s not quite the $14-15 million annual salary Smart was hoping to get on the..." July 19

  • Raptors retain young assets, cap space while landing Kawhi Leonard

    Hoops Hype "When the Toronto Raptors landed two-time Defensive Player of the Year and former Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, there were obvious benefits. Leonard, who is arguably the best two-way player in basketball when he is healthy, brings a ton to Toronto next season. Additionally, the..." July 19

  • Mavs Hire Former WNBA Head Coach

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "Jenny Boucek was hired Wednesday by the Dallas Mavericks to be an assistant to the team’s basketball staff and special projects, the Mavericks announced in a news release on their website. The team said, Boucek, 44, has built a solid basketball reputation and resume over the..." July 19

  • Report: Spurs annoyed some in Kawhi Leonard’s camp by not giving him 2014 contract extension

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kawhi Leonard proved to be a burgeoning star while leading the Spurs to the 2014 championship. He won Finals MVP at age 22, a huge accomplishment just before becoming eligible for his rookie-scale contract extension. San Antonio gave him… zilch. That..." July 19

  • Why Knicks are a quiet winner of Kawhi Leonard trade

    New York Post "The Spurs’ decision to ship Kawhi Leonard to Canada stands as good news for the Knicks. While the Knicks were on the outside looking in on Leonard trade talks with San Antonio — even if they tried, they couldn’t match the Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan..." July 19

  • Jermaine O'Neal, Metta World Peace talk for first time in 14 years

    Indianapolis Star "Former Indiana Pacers teammates Jermaine O'Neal and Metta World Peace spoke in June for the first time in 14 years. According to J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star, O'Neal and World Peace spoke at least a week before they played in the BIG3 league..." July 19

  • The San Antonio Spurs Just Miami Heat'ed Themselves into Mediocrity

    Bleacher Report "One sentence and an obligatory Twitter photo. The San Antonio Spurs' parting gift to Kawhi Leonard amounted to just that after seven years with the organization, a tenure in which the 27-year-old earned the 2014 Finals MVP award, two Defensive Player of the Year honors and..." July 19

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