• LeBron James working the phones to see who wants to play with him

    Sportsnaut "LeBron James is reportedly working the phones in no small way to see which upcoming free agents might be willing to join him, either in Cleveland or on a new team. Mark Hesler of the Orange Country Register shared a comment made by an Eastern Conference general manager, who said,..." June 24

  • 76ers' Markelle Fultz was available on draft night

    CBS Sports "When the 76ers drafted Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick it was supposed to be the perfect conclusion to years of rebuilding. Philadelphia had gone through so much losing, but with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Fultz the 76ers had a core primed for years of..." June 24

  • Nuggets Will Decline Nikola Jokic’s Team Option

    Hoops Rumors "In a story primarily regarding the decision of Wilson Chandler to exercise his player option with the Nuggets for the 2018/19 season, Gina Mizell of The Denver Post is reporting that a league source says Denver will decline the $1.6MM team option for franchise..." June 24

  • Enes Kanter Hasn't Decided on Option, Bucks Interested in Center

    Bleacher Report "Enes Kanter may have his choice of suitors this offseason if he declines his 2018-19 contract option to remain with the New York Knicks. Per ESPN's Ian Begley, Kanter hasn't decided if he will opt in to his $18.6 million deal. If he elects to become a free agent, the Milwaukee..." June 24

  • LeBron sends fans into frenzy by changing social media themes

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James is preparing to make one of the biggest decisions of his NBA career, and he may be tipping his hand with some big changes he made to his social media pages. As for what it all means, that’s anyone’s guess. At some point on Sunday, LeBron changed his Twitter..." June 24

  • Indiana to retain Bojan Bogdanovic, he could start again next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bojan Bogdanovic is the kind of floor spacing shooter the Pacers need next to the attacking Victor Oladipo. He started 80 games for the team, scored 14.3 points per game and shot 40.2 percent from three. Bogdanovic is due $10.5 million next season, but the Pacers can buy him out..." June 24

  • Las Vegas thinks LeBron James signing with Lakers is a ‘sure thing’

    Larry Brown Sports "Several NBA reporters have insisted that LeBron James has not yet decided where he will sign as a free agent this summer, but oddsmakers in Las Vegas obviously are not buying it. The gambling odds for where LeBron is going to end up this summer seem to be favoring the Los Angeles..." June 24

  • Kyrie Irving reportedly ran off the set of 'Uncle Drew' in excitement when he found out he was traded

    The Sports Daily "Over one year later, one full season is now in the books since Kyrie Irving shocked the world and requested to be traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers, sending the summer abuzz with trade rumors. Kyrie could have started a new trend, as we have another trade request from a superstar..." June 24

  • Carmelo Anthony calls out haters on Instagram

    Sportsnaut "Having decided to pick up the near $28 million option on his contract for next season, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony just became a little bit richer. To say that Melo isn’t worth this cash would be an understatement. He put up a career-worst performance for the..." June 24

  • Suns To Sign Elie Okobo To Multiyear Deal

    Yardbarker "The Suns and the No. 31 overall selection of the 2018 NBA Draft Elie Okobo have agreed to a four-year contract worth approximately $6M, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Okobo, 20, has a buyout with Pau-Orthez of the LNB Pro A that will allow him to come to the NBA..." June 24

  • Trainer confirms Fultz had 'yips' and 'forgot how to shoot'

    The Score "Markelle Fultz's personal trainer Drew Hanlen merely confirmed the obvious about the 2017 No. 1 overall pick. Hanlen, a well-known trainer that has worked with several NBA stars including Joel Embiid and Jayson Tatum, has been tabbed to correct Fultz's broken jumper, and he..." June 24

  • Suns to target point guard, stretch four in free agency

    Arizona Central "Three-fourths of the Suns’ offseason plan is complete. Hire a coach. Check. Win the NBA draft lottery. Check. Draft Deandre Ayton. Trade for Mikal Bridges. Pick Elie Okobo and George King, too. Check. All that’s left is free agency, which..." June 24

  • Suns Push Back Tyler Ulis’ Guarantee Date

    Hoops Rumors "Suns’ point guard Tyler Ulis’ salary guarantee date has been pushed back to June 30, reports Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic. As our NBA Guarantee Dates for Summer 2018 shows, Ulis’ 2018/19 salary of $1.54MM was originally set to be guaranteed in full if he..." June 24

  • Mavs willing to forgive DeAndre Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks were already fooled once by DeAndre Jordan, but they are reportedly willing to bet that he won’t fool them again. Mavs insider Mike Fisher of 247 Sports reported on Saturday that the team has decided to let bygones be bygones and would forgive the LA..." June 24

  • This LiAngelo Ball Pre-Draft Workout Video Explains Everything

    The Big Lead "LiAngelo Ball was not taken in the NBA draft, and has not been signed as a rookie free agent, either. There has been some speculation that his loudmouth dad is partially responsible for this, but this video of Ball shooting 3-pointers in a pre-draft workout suffices as an alternate..." June 24

  • Grizzlies Release Omari Johnson

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have waived forward Omari Johnson, per an official release from the team. Johnson signed a multiyear deal, his first in the NBA, with Memphis late in the 2017/18 season, but his salary for this upcoming season was non-guaranteed, meaning the Grizzlies won’t be..." June 24

  • Deandre Ayton will prove centers remain as relevant as ever in the modern NBA

    USA Today "So the argument goes like this: The NBA has no need for slow, plodding centers, and with the way the pro game is played today, the traditional big man is obsolete. The rebuttal: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. ... The NBA has never been a safe haven for big stiffs, and to say that..." June 24

  • Suns to renounce rights to Alex Len, Elfrid Payton

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Suns want to free up some cap space heading into July. They are not going big game hunting, but with $10 million to $15 million they could bring in some solid veterans to provide leadership to their young core — and win a few games along the way. How they get there starts..." June 24

  • Dwight Howard says he found out about trade via Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard learned during the week that he will be playing for his sixth team in eight seasons following a trade from Charlotte to Brooklyn. While that is certainly newsworthy, what’s also interesting is the way he learned about the trade. Howard said in a radio interview on..." June 24

  • Shannon Sharpe offers to train LiAngelo Ball to be NFL tight end

    The Score "LiAngelo Ball is free to sign with any NBA team after going unselected in the 2018 draft, but Hall of Fame tight end and "Undisputed" host Shannon Sharpe thinks he should consider pursuing a football career instead. Sharpe suggested in May that the middle Ball brother would..." June 24

  • Nuggets guard Will Barton has high praise for LaMelo Ball and the JBA

    The Sports Daily "In what could be considered a down week for the Ball family due to LiAngelo’s NBA future looking dim,  there was a positive side. According to USA Today, the debut of the JBA drew around 600,000 Facebook viewers and is now getting positive feedback from NBA players, like..." June 24

  • Teodosic will use his player option, but his NBA future is unknown

    EuroHoops.net "Milos Teodosic has to decide today if he will exercise his player option for next season which will pay him $6.3 million and according to Eurohoops sources, he is expected to do so. However, the LA Clippers have also the right to cut him before the 14th of July and compensate him..." June 24

  • Lonzo Ball has taken a 'big step' in his offseason work

    The Sports Daily "In a week filling up with news about where LiAngelo Ball could go during the aftermath of the 2018 NBA Draft, Lonzo Ball looks to be finding a groove into NBA life after his rookie campaign. One of Lonzo Ball’s weaknesses as he adjusted to the league was his overall strength in..." June 24

  • Billy Preston, former 5-star recruit, to join Cavs in summer league

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers will add power forward Billy Preston to their summer league roster, sources told ESPN. Preston, who is 6-foot-10, was a five-star recruit and McDonald's All-American in 2017. Known for his athleticism and scoring talent, he committed to Kansas and was once..." June 24

  • Rockets Confident Chris Paul Will Remain in Houston

    Bleacher Report "Anything can happen when it comes to free agency, but the Houston Rockets reportedly like their chances of retaining All-Star point guard Chris Paul. According to USA Today's Sam Amick, while the Rockets don't believe LeBron James will sign with them, there is "a strong..." June 23

  • LeBron James' free agency: Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul or Paul George could sway decision

    USA Today "LeBron James needs help. From Cleveland to Los Angeles and every potential landing spot in between, everyone agrees on that much. Yet as free agency nears on July 1, and with the Thursday draft revealing nothing about where the Cavaliers star might go next, the question of who will..." June 23

  • Spurs Prefer to Send Kawhi Leonard to Eastern Conference

    Bleacher Report "If the San Antonio Spurs are going to trade Kawhi Leonard, they would prefer to send him to a team they only have to play twice during the regular season.  USA Today's Sam Amick reported Saturday that if the Spurs can't repair their relationship with the..." June 23

  • LeBron James camp ‘pessimistic’ about teaming up with star free agent

    Larry Brown Sports "We’ve been hearing about potential Paul George-LeBron James alliances for quite a while now, but with free agency only weeks away, that possibility is looking less likely than ever. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, James’ camp is becoming increasingly pessimistic about..." June 23

  • Nets were considering trading up before drafting Dzanan Musa

    Yardbarker "The Nets selected Dzanan Musa with the No. 29 overall pick in Thursday’s draft and while GM Sean Marks said he was excited about the prospect, he admitted that the team was “very close” to trading up. “You’re trying to figure out is..." June 23

  • Lakers want to team LeBron up with Chris Paul

    Yardbarker "There might be a new banana boat crew coming to Southern California, but that could very well not include Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball. According to this report from Darren Heitner of Forbes, the Lakers are focused on teaming pending free agent LeBron James up with best..." June 23

  • Mavs drafted Kostas Antetokounmpo with an eye on Giannis?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks selected Giannis Antetokounmpo’s younger brother Kostas with the No. 60 overall pick in this year’s draft, and one prominent NBA figure believes that the choice was hardly a coincidence. During NBA TV’s coverage of the draft this week, former..." June 23

  • Kawhi Leonard doesn’t care about money, wants to play for the Lakers

    Sportsnaut "The ongoing saga around San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard’s future continues. The 26-year-old wants out of San Antonio and is willing to sacrifice money to make it happen. According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Leonard has made it clear to the organization that he..." June 23

  • Kristaps Porzingis tells Kevin Knox the draft-night boos are 'fuel to the fire'

    ESPN "New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis reached out to rookie Kevin Knox shortly after New York drafted him with the ninth overall pick on Thursday night. One of the topics covered during their conversation? Getting booed by Knicks fans on draft night. Knox, like Porzingis,..." June 23

  • Dwyane Wade has lofty ownership ambition after playing career ends

    Bloomberg "Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade discusses his hopes for his sons, his legacy, his business ventures, and why he wants to own part of the Seattle SuperSonics. He talked to Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Joel Weber. They spoke on June 19 at Bloomberg headquarters in New..." June 23

  • After full season in Europe, Luka Doncic not expected to play in Summer League

    Pro Basketball Talk "Deandre Ayton played 35 games for Arizona last season. Marvin Bagley III played 33 games last season for Duke. Jarnen Jackson Jr. played 35 for Michigan State. None of them played past March. Luka Doncic played 61 games for Real Madrid — at a higher level than NCAA basketball..." June 23

  • Trade for Mikal Bridges creates 'logjam' at forward for Phoenix

    Yardbarker "The addition of Mikal Bridges gives the Suns a logjam at the forward spots and they still need to address their point guard situation, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic writes. With the draft-night trade with the Sixers to acquire Bridges’ rights, the Suns now have..." June 23

  • Carmelo Anthony Tells Thunder He Won’t Opt Out

    Hoops Rumors "Carmelo Anthony has told the Thunder that he won’t exercise his Early Termination Option, sources tell Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). He will be under contract for approximately $27.9 MM this upcoming season. The move was widely expected, as the market for..." June 23

  • Hornets' Kupchak: Kemba 'the focal point of this franchise'

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday he would like to see point guard Kemba Walker end his career here. Don’t construe that as Kupchak ruling out a trade of Walker, who has one season left on his contract before becoming an unrestricted free agent in the..." June 23

  • 76ers going all in for LeBron

    Bleacher Report "In the summer of LeBron James, the Philadelphia 76ers want a seat at the table. According to Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com, "the Sixers are doing everything they can to clear enough cap space to sign him outright to a max contract." Getting to max money for James..." June 23

  • Rodman says Jordan turned down invitation to meet Kim Jong Un

    TMZ "Before Kim Jong-un met Dennis Rodman in North Korea -- he reached out to Michael Jordan, but got shot down by His Airness ... this according to Rodman himself.  The Worm appeared on "TMZ Live" and said the first time he met Kim Jong-un was in 2013 on a basketball..." June 23

  • Hornets To Sign J.P. Macura To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Former Xavier wing J.P. Macura will sign a two-way contract with the Hornets for the 2018/19 season, reports Jonathan Givony of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Macura, whose deal can’t be finalized until the new NBA league year begins, went undrafted on Thursday night. As a senior with..." June 23

  • Cavaliers draftee Collin Sexton: No pressure to fill Kyrie Irving's shoes

    ESPN "Collin Sexton was handed a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform with his last name and the No. 2 stitched onto the back of it when the point guard out of Alabama arrived at his introductory news conference Friday. Yet despite his shared position and jersey number, Sexton doesn't feel any..." June 23

  • LeBron jerseys being sold at half price ahead of free agency

    The Score "Does Dick's Sporting Goods know something we don't? A search of LeBron James' name on the retail store's website shows lots of products on sale at a substantial discount, including his jersey. If you act now, you can purchase a Cleveland Cavaliers No. 23..." June 23

  • Kornet, Hicks Receive Qualifying Offers From Knicks

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks have extended qualifying offers to both Luke Kornet and Isaiah Hicks, according to RealGM’s Transactions log. Those moves make them restricted free agents next month. That duo signed one-year, two-way contracts last season. According to the latest CBA,..." June 23

  • Bulls' support for LaVine wavering as he becomes RFA

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Bulls reportedly plan to take a wait-and-see approach to Zach LaVine's restricted free agency.  According to ESPN.com's Nick Friedell, the "the near-universal support LaVine once had internally isn't there anymore," and the front office will not..." June 23

  • Two top picks will be hustling for court time with Pistons

    Yardbarker "The Pistons were looking to add depth at the wing spots and got two players who will compete for minutes next season, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com writes. Detroit didn’t have a first-round pick but traded away two future second-rounders to the Sixers to nab Creighton’s Khyri Thomas..." June 23

  • Jared Terrell Agrees To Two-Way Deal With T-Wolves

    Hoops Rumors "Rhode Island guard Jared Terrell has agreed to a two-way deal with the Timberwolves, the school’s men’s basketball team tweets. Despite getting passed over on Thursday night, Terrell had attracted Minnesota’s attention during the pre-draft process. Terrell..." June 23

  • Michael Porter Jr.: ‘I don’t feel entitled to this’

    The Undefeated "Michael Porter Sr. looked at the pin on his suit that read “Faith” and it brought him to tears as he thought about his stressed-out son before the 2018 NBA draft. No one wants to see his child in mental and physical pain. But that’s been the case as Michael Porter..." June 23

  • Kawhi Leonard is giving 'nothing but excuses,' getting 'bad advice,' former Spurs star says

    KSAT.com "Former Spurs star Bruce Bowen didn't hold back on his thoughts on the Kawhi Leonard-Spurs saga in an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio Thursday. Bowen said he feels the franchise's small forward is giving "nothing but excuses," and that he's..." June 22

  • Carmelo Anthony Is Not Planning to Opt Out of His Thunder Contract

    New York Times "Carmelo Anthony does not intend to opt out of his current contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to a person familiar with Anthony’s decision. Anthony has until Saturday at midnight (Eastern) to exercise the option that would make him a free agent July 1 —..." June 22