• Ginobili's decision on future to come this week

    Yardbarker "Manu Ginobili‘s announcement on whether he plans to play another season could come this week, according to Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio Express-News. Speaking at a basketball clinic, Ginobili’s older brother, Sepo, suggested the veteran guard is nearing a decision, tweets..." August 19

  • Victor Oladipo: “I play nothing safe now” because “that really didn’t get me anywhere”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Victor Oladipo transformed last season. Traded to the Pacers, he showed up to camp in better shape than he had ever been before, and with a new confidence in his handles and shot making. Coach Nate McMillan realized what he had, put the ball in Oladipo’s hands, and got out of..." August 19

  • Dad says it’s so: Klay Thompson will remain with Warriors

    San Francisco Chronicle "Rest easy, Warriors fans. Klay Thompson’s dad assured me Friday night that NBA finances and salary caps be damned, Klay isn’t going anywhere. Klay Thompson has one more year on his Warriors’ contract, then he can become a free agent, unless the Warriors..." August 19

  • Clarkson: Flag-bearer duties for Philippines one of 'happiest days'

    The Score "By virtue of his mother's ancestry, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson ranks as one of the most prominent athletes with Filipino roots this side of Manny Pacquiao. He was treated as such when he was honored as the Philippines' flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the Asian..." August 19

  • Magic Johnson recognized for his outstanding work with Lakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Shortly after she hired Magic Johnson as team president last year, Lakers owner Jeanie Buss said she’d be heartbroken if the Lakers didn’t have an All-Star in 2018, when the game was in Los Angeles. Her urgency was apparent. Of course, the Lakers didn’t have an..." August 19

  • Nate McMillan believes Pacers have the right stuff for next season

    Boston Globe "Nate McMillan is not a coach who often shows his emotion. And in talking about the Pacers’ potential for this season, after a stunning run to the playoffs in 2017-18, he matter-of-factly discussed Indiana’s offseason additions. McMillan realizes the Pacers aren’t..." August 19

  • Noah Vonleh happy to have another shot in NBA with Knicks

    New York Post "Noah Vonleh may be regarded as another lottery-pick disappointment on the Knicks’ roster, but the 6-foot-9, 245-pound power forward has one exceptional attribute he will bring to the Garden — rebounding. “To be in the NBA, you have to have an elite skill and do..." August 19

  • Spurs’ Poeltl eager for bigger role after doing ‘dirty work’ in Toronto

    Hoops Rumors "Jakob Poeltl is hoping an offseason trade to the Spurs will give him a better shot at playing time, relays Tom Orsborne of The San Antonio Express-News. Poeltl was an overlooked part of the deal that sent Kawhi Leonard to Toronto and DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio, but the former first-round pick..." August 19

  • NBA Scout: Post-LeBron Cavaliers Needed to 'Gut It and Start Over'

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers had a choice to make this summer when LeBron James left them for a second time. Blow things up by trading Kevin Love, Kyle Korver and others for draft picks and young talent and begin the rebuild, or double down and try to remain a playoff team in a perennially..." August 19

  • Alessandro Gentile To Join Rockets For Camp

    Hoops Rumors "Alessandro Gentile tells Italian website BasketNet he will be in training camp with the Rockets next month. Houston owns the rights to the 25-year-old swingman after acquiring them in a draft night trade in 2014. Gentile was selected by the Timberwolves with the 53rd pick that..." August 19

  • Crawford prioritizing team 'fit' over NBA championships

    The Score "Jamal Crawford has played 18 seasons in the Association and has yet to sniff an NBA championship. That doesn't mean much to the crafty 38-year-old, after spending last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves under hard-nosed coach Tom Thibodeau where Crawford struggled to find a..." August 19

  • Celtics’ Jayson Tatum says Kobe Bryant helped him with his post game, mental toughness

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jayson Tatum had an impressive rookie season: 13.9 points and five rebounds a game, 43.4 percent shooting from three, a 15.3 PER, and a strong playoff run that helped the Celtics reach the Eastern Conference Finals. Where did he turn to get better this summer? Kobe..." August 19

  • Ex-Clipper thinks immaturity was what doomed Lob City era

    Larry Brown Sports "The shortcomings of the Lob City era may forever hang over the LA Clippers franchise, and one player who had a front row seat to the action has his own theory as to what went wrong for them. Speaking with Clips Nation’s Farbod Esnaashari this week, veteran swingman Dahntay Jones..." August 19

  • Multicolor Nike Kobe A.D. to Release on Mamba Day

    Hybe Beast "This multicolor Nike Kobe A.D. was the first version we saw of Kobe Bryant’s new signature sneaker, which first appeared on the feet of DeMar DeRozan. While two more color schemes of black/purple and grey emerged, this multicolor edition is the first colorway to receive an official..." August 19

  • Former San Antonio Spurs GM Bob Bass dies at 89

    NBA.com "Former San Antonio Spurs GM Bob Bass died Friday night at his San Antonio home. He was 89. Bass was hospitalized Aug. 6 after suffering a stroke. On Monday, he returned home to enter hospice care after suffering a second stroke, his granddaughter Blair Bass-Percle..." August 19

  • Adam Silver chooses not to push forward with case of man who threatened him

    TMZ "The man who threatened to kill Adam Silver over an NBA roster spot just caught a huge break ... and he has the commish to thank for it. 27-year-old David Pyant was arrested and charged with aggravated harassment back in May after sending an email to Silver, saying "If you..." August 18

  • Kevin Durant reacts to Enes Kanter telling kid to burn shirt with KD logo

    Clutch Points "Being one of the biggest social media trolls in the league, Enes Kanter refused to pass up an opportunity to roast former teammate Kevin Durant. The Golden State Warriors’ reigning back-to-back Finals MVP winner saw the New York Knicks center’s antics on social media, and was..." August 18

  • CJ McCollum Can Stop Whining About and Being Jealous of Super Teams, They're Great for the NBA

    The Big Lead "CJ McCollum, a nice shooting guard who has yet to be named an All-Star, is doing a strong job keeping his name in the headlines this summer, which I guess is three-fold: 1) He started a podcast, and he wants clicks; 2) His Blazers were embarrassingly swept in the 1st round of the playoffs, and..." August 18

  • Simmons 'already knew' where LeBron was headed in free agency

    The Score "Ben Simmons is apparently a clairvoyant who knew where LeBron James was going to sign in free agency well before The King announced he was joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Or maybe he just had a hunch. "I spoke to him before he actually decided, but I just had a feeling..." August 18

  • Anderson may not be a viable trade for Heat

    Yardbarker "The Heat aren’t particularly interested in acquiring Rockets forward Ryan Anderson, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. A rumored trade that would involve the Houston power forward and a draft pick in exchange for either Tyler Johnson or James Johnson doesn’t appeal to..." August 18

  • Carmelo Anthony cursed out hater on Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "As Carmelo Anthony joins the Houston Rockets, he may very well be entering his “get off my lawn” phase. On Friday, an Instagram fan account by the name of “rocketstoday” posted a Photoshopped image of LeBron James in a Rockets jersey and asked his followers who..." August 18

  • Oscar Robertson’s 1971 championship ring sells for $75,948 at auction

    Pro Basketball Talk "Oscar Robertson, one of the NBA’s all-time greats and one of only two men to average a triple-double for a season, was recently given the NBA’s Lifetime achievement award. And with good reason — he was a legend on the court, but off the court his lawsuit paved the say for the..." August 18

  • Kyrie Irving to be honored by Indian tribe

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving will visit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe next week, the tribe announced in an official release. It will hold an honorary ceremony for Irving, who has ancestry with the tribe, in North Dakota on Thursday, Aug. 23. Irving supported mass..." August 18

  • Jahlil Okafor says he’s “learned how to identify and manage different stressors such as anxiety”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jahlil Okafor is trying to take advantage of his chance with the New Orleans Pelicans this season. He talked about it in an Instagram post, and most people focused on the pictures of his improved physique. Which is improved. However, the text was..." August 18

  • Wade Fires Back at Butler After Thirsty Gabrielle Union Comment

    Complex "While we wait to see whether Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat will agree to a contract, or if the all-time great two-guard will retire, here's some hilarious, unrelated D-Wade news—because during the basketball-barren summer months, hoops junkies enjoy every bit of news we can get our..." August 17

  • Rockets To Sign Bruno Caboclo

    Sportsnet "Bruno Caboclo has reached a deal with the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. An Exhibit 10 deal is an NBA contract worth a minimum salary and no bonuses, but gives a team the flexibility to convert the contract into a two-way contract, which would then tie..." August 17

  • Lakers' Magic Johnson says Warriors 'don't keep me up at night;' looks forward to the competition

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" again recently, but don't worry, Lakers fans. He didn't do any tampering this time.  He did, however, talk about another team -- the Golden State Warriors. Unsurprisingly, Magic said he's..." August 17

  • Curry explains trash talk with LeBron in Game 1 of Finals

    The Score "This year's NBA Finals tilt between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers already feels like ancient history. But after having more than two months to reflect on the events of his team's emphatic sweep, Stephen Curry was able to elucidate one of the series' forgotten..." August 17

  • Tarik Black Signs Overseas

    Hoops Rumors "Tarik Black has agreed to a one-year contract with Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv, Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reports (Twitter link). The financial terms of the agreement have not yet been reported. " August 17

  • Former NBA star Tom Chambers charged with assault in restaurant altercation

    TMZ "If someone told you, "Your mom should have killed you when you came out of the womb" -- would you consider those "fighting words?" Ex-NBA star Tom Chambers certainly did -- admitting he got physical with a trash-talking 22-year-old at an Arizona bar ... and now..." August 17

  • KD, Klay heavy favorites to remain in Golden State next season

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors will soon face imminent questions during the offseason once again, as the summer of 2019 will bring another potential one-and-one with Kevin Durant, this time adjusting to a player-friendly lucrative sum, and Klay Thompson’s impending..." August 17

  • Report: Kyrie Irving and Celtics have a "mutual understanding"

    247 Sports "The Boston Celtics altered the NBA landscape when they traded for Kyrie Irving last summer. Aside from a season-ending knee injury, Irving had a stellar first season with the Celtics. Despite Irving not willing to sign a long-term contract prior to becoming a free agent in..." August 17

  • LaVar Ball Was Adamant His JBA Players Get Paid

    TMZ "LaVar Ball's JBA league is now facing allegations from a former player that he got stiffed out of his full paycheck ... but, just last week, LaVar was adamant he's paying ALL of his guys.  Brandon Phillips -- who played for the L.A. Ballers this season -- claims..." August 17

  • Clippers owner says team will move to its own arena in Inglewood, 'come hell or high water'

    CBS Sports "With the departure of DeAndre Jordan this summer, it is officially a new era of Clippers basketball. The entire Lob City core of Jordan, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin is gone, and so too is any hope of competing for a title in the next few years. But that hasn't dimmed..." August 17

  • Patrick Beverley Is Confident The Clippers Are The Best Team In Los Angeles

    Dime Magazine "Patrick Beverley is not one to lack confidence. The Los Angeles Clippers’ veteran guard has always spoken his mind, and his outspoken off-the-court persona manifests itself on the court in the form of Beverley being among the most tenacious man-to-man defenders in the NBA. So..." August 17

  • Markieff Morris Gearing Up For 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "The 2018/19 season is a pivotal one for Markieff Morris, as he’ll be a free agent for the first time in his career next summer. At that point, he’ll have to make a contract decision for the first time since he inked a team-friendly extension with the Suns, one that was..." August 17

  • Ben Simmons finally confirms relationship with Kendall Jenner

    Sportress of Blogitude "In what was generally already accepted as public knowledge, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons finally confirmed this week that he is indeed dating model and reality television star Kendall Jenner, saying the romance is “going great.” The super-couple have been..." August 17

  • Report: Knicks given slight edge over Celtics as Kyrie's free-agent destination

    NBC Sports Boston "Those pesky Kyrie-to-the-Knicks rumors have been around even before Yahoo's Chris Mannix mentioned the Celtics were "scared" of Kyrie Irving heading there next summer. They picked up steam this week with another report of The Big Apple as a destination for Irving..." August 17

  • Report: 76ers hire former WNBA No. 1 pick Lindsey Harding as scout

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers were reportedly looking for a female scout. They’ve found her. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN: The Philadelphia 76ers have hired former Duke and WNBA star Lindsey Harding as a full-time scout for next season. Harding – the No. 1 pick..." August 17

  • JBA player says he was only paid 1/3 of what was promised, league not returning calls

    Clutch Points "LaVar Ball’s JBA was billed as a league that could empower young basketball players. It was presented as a viable option for players who wanted to earn some money while they played instead of attending college. But apparently, the JBA wasn’t all that it was cracked up to..." August 17

  • Kevin Love shares inspiring moment with LeBron James after panic attacks admission

    Cavs Nation "The entire world got behind Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love after he public admitted his struggles with anxiety. However, as revealed by Love himself, it was his former teammate LeBron James who gave him some of the most powerful words of..." August 17

  • Kemba Walker doesn’t know how a future with Knicks might look

    New York Post "Kemba Walker got a new French point-guard teammate in Charlotte this summer in Tony Parker. Imagine the buzz next summer if Walker inherits another French point-guard teammate in Frank Ntilikina in New York. Walker, the fiery point guard out of The Bronx and UConn, lights up with a..." August 17

  • Bruce Bowen Confirmed The Clippers Told Him He Was Fired For Criticizing Kawhi Leonard

    Dime Magazine "A seemingly absurd story popped up earlier this week, when it was reported that the Los Angeles Clippers fired Bruce Bowen for comments he made about Kawhi Leonard. Bowen, who worked as a television analyst for Fox Sports West’s broadcasts of the team, ripped..." August 17

  • J.J. Redick Says He Discovered A Caged Person In His Taxi

    Deadspin "Before a chat with Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba, J.J. Redick opened today’s episode of his podcast with an account of how he supposedly saw a person in a cage in his car service driver’s trunk yesterday. Wait, what? The story starts at the 2:40 mark of this..." August 17

  • Spurs’ Poeltl eager for bigger role after doing ‘dirty work’ in Toronto

    San Antonio Express-News "New Spurs big man Jakob Poeltl proved during his first two seasons in the NBA he has a knack for doing yeoman’s work. Whether setting screens, grabbing offensive rebounds or protecting the rim, Poeltl performed those unsung duties enthusiastically for the Toronto..." August 17

  • Kemba Walker says Dwight Howard was not a ‘locker room cancer’

    Clutch Points "Over the past few years, we’ve seen Washington Wizards center Dwight Howardjump from team to team. It has sent signals all over the league that the big man might be a “locker room cancer.” Yet former teammate Kemba Walker of the Charlotte..." August 17

  • Kevin Love on LeBron James: “He’s playing chess and everyone else is playing checkers”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Love is the man in Cleveland now, with LeBron James having gone to Hollywood. But it’s not going to be the same, and Love knows it. The best player of his generation is gone, and Love had nothing but praise for LeBron and his willingness to take on a challenge in a..." August 16

  • Curry wants to finish his career with the Warriors

    Sportsnaut "Even as he’s winning NBA titles and MVP awards with the Golden State Warriors, there’s always been this nagging suspicion that Stephen Curry might want to finish his career with his hometown Charlotte Hornets — the same organization that put his father on the..." August 16

  • Ballmer: Clippers won't go through 'years of absolute crap like the 76ers'

    Los Angeles Times "Steve Ballmer bounced out to center stage, punching his fist in the air and soaking up roars from a gathering of Clippers’ season ticket holders and fans. “Let me be clear,” the team’s owner proclaimed in a booming voice. “I’m fired up..." August 16

  • Luka Doncic picks DeAndre Ayton for Rookie of the Year

    Pro Basketball Talk "Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic stirred plenty of pre-draft debate. I found them so similar, I rated them in the same tier atop the draft. Those frequent pre-draft comparisons often lead to lasting personal rivalries, each player still trying to one-up the other throughout their..." August 16