• Luke Walton encouraged by meeting with LeBron James

    Sportress of Blogitude "Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton had his first in-person interaction with LeBron James over the weekend. And not surprisingly Walton was left impressed and encouraged by the meeting. Walton and James did exchange some text messages before their encounter at the Lakers’..." July 17

  • Warriors officially sign Steve Kerr to contract extension

    Sportsnaut "In a move that has been in the works for some time now, the Golden State Warriors have officially signed three-time NBA championship head coach Steve Kerr to a contract extension. It was reported late last month that Kerr was finalizing an extension that would make him among the..." July 17

  • Raptors have made a 'compelling' offer for Kawhi

    The Score "With no guarantee on whether he'd want to stick around beyond next season, or even what his current health status is, the Toronto Raptors are still putting their best foot forward in an attempt to snag Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs. During an appearance on TSN's..." July 17

  • Leonard offers lacking All-Star return for Spurs

    The Score "It appears whichever team hopes to land San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard will have to give up an All-Star in return. The teams that have engaged the Spurs in talks thus far include the Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and..." July 17

  • Stephen Curry also skipping Team USA minicamp

    Pro Basketball Talk "In 2015, then-USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo declared a minicamp mandatory for invited players who wanted a chance to join Team USA in the Olympics the following year. (Colangelo didn’t exactly stick with that.) New USA Basketball chairman Martin Dempsey isn’t..." July 17

  • Josh Hart Named MVP of MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018

    NBA.com "The Los Angeles Lakers’ Josh Hart today was named Most Valuable Player of MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018. The 6-5 guard also headlines the All-NBA Summer League Teams. MGM Resorts NBA Summer League, an 82-game, 12-day event showcasing all 30 NBA teams for the first time,..." July 17

  • 9 teams have been in trade talks about Kawhi Leonard

    Clutch Points "Kawhi Leonard will likely take a crack at USA Basketball’s minicamp despite his reported feud with the San Antonio Spurs in recent months, along with the trade talks that have swarmed the organization for the last couple of months. The Spurs have reportedly spoken to nine..." July 17

  • Kendrick Perkins waived by Cavs

    CBS Sports "Perkins was waived by the Cavaliers on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Perkins' team option for the 2018-19 season was picked up in late June in case salary filler was needed for a trade, but with free agency coming to a close, the Cavaliers no longer have a need for..." July 17

  • Lakers, 76ers have given up on Leonard trade

    Sportsnaut "As the drama around San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and the organization stretch towards another month, it appears reality is setting in for some teams. The hope they once had for landing the All-Star forward is gone. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Los Angeles..." July 17

  • Grizzlies Trade Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis to Kings for Garrett Temple

    Bleacher Report "The Memphis Grizzlies will trade Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis and cash considerations to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forward Garrett Temple, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. The move sees McLemore return to Sacramento, where he spent the first four years of..." July 17

  • Kawhi Leonard ‘seriously considering’ attending USA Basketball minicamp

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard has made it clear that he does not want to play for the San Antonio Spurs next season, but he still may be willing to work out for a national audience under the watch of his current head coach. Leonard is listed as one of the 35 players who were invited to USA..." July 17

  • Amar'e Stoudemire 'I'll Be On An NBA Roster Next Season'

    TMZ "Amar'e Stoudemire says when the NBA season kicks off in the fall ... he WILL be on an NBA roster -- telling TMZ Sports he's already been in contact with "a few teams." We broke the story ... the 35-year-old Stoudemire is gunnin' for an NBA comeback -- and..." July 17

  • Bjelica won't sign with 76ers, to play this season in Europe

    The Score "Hopefully, you didn't purchase your No. 8 Nemanja Bjelica jersey just yet, Philadelphia 76ers fans. The Serbian forward has told the team he will not be signing his reported one-year, $4.4-million deal and will play in Europe this season, league sources told ESPN's Adrian..." July 17

  • Roy Hibbert On NBA Future: 'It's Just Time to Move On'

    The Spun "Just a few years ago, Roy Hibbert was one of the best rim protecting big men in basketball. Two years ago, he was making more than $15 million to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, Hibbert is hanging it up. The two-time All-Star told TMZ he has no intention of returning to the NBA...." July 17

  • Before trading Jeremy Lin to Hawks, Nets were concerned about his readiness for season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeremy Lin missed 127 games the last two years, including the last 81 last season. And the Nets – before trading Lin to Atlanta – apparently weren’t convinced he’d be fully healthy next season. Brian Lewis of the New York Post: there was internal..." July 17

  • NBA rookie donates $30K worth of shoes to hometown league

    Yardbarker "Lonnie Walker IV is the favorite son of Reading, Pa., and the San Antonio Spurs rookie is giving back to his community. According to Mike Drago of the Reading Eagle, Walker and Adidas executive Eric Wise will help distribute $30,000 worth of shoes to the town’s Blacktop..." July 17

  • Matt Barnes Invited Derek Fisher to Charity Event ... 'We're Good'

    TMZ "Matt Barnes says things are finally so good between him and Derek Fisher, he invited his ex-wife's fiance to his charity event in L.A. -- but, there was just one problem, Fisher didn't show up.  Barnes was holding an Athletes vs. Cancer fundraiser -- hoping to raise cash..." July 17

  • Early Maximum Salary Projections For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "Earlier this month, Devin Booker signed a new five-year, maximum-salary contract extension with the Suns. That deal was reported as a $158MM agreement, but that number is just an estimate for now. Because Booker’s new contract won’t go into effect until the 2019/20 season..." July 17

  • Josh Hart Is The Real Deal And The Lakers Have To Be Thrilled

    The Big Lead "Josh Hart’s incredible showing at the Las Vegas Summer League continued on Monday night. The 23-year-old guard dropped 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-109 in an entertaining semifinal battle. This isn’t some Summer..." July 17

  • Can DeMar DeRozan guard all-stars like Nick Nurse wants him to?

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors’ 2018 Summer League experience is over with the club falling to – who else? – the Cleveland Cavaliers in the tournament quarter-finals. Thus ending a two-week span where the only real notable news from a Raptors perspective on the court was the..." July 17

  • Tim Hardaway Jr opens up about nearly quitting basketball

    Newsday "On the toughest night in what had been a month of tough nights, Tim Hardaway Jr. seriously considered quitting basketball. Hardaway, a first-round draft pick and son of five-time All-Star Tim Hardaway, had just played his first game in the NBA’s G League. His team, the Canton..." July 17

  • Deal Between Sixers, Bjelica Not Yet Finalized

    Hoops Rumors "Having used up all their cap space, the Sixers are now in position to finalize their agreement with Nemanja Bjelica with their room exception. Philadelphia and Bjelica agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.449MM deal earlier this month. However, according to Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops.net,..." July 17

  • Frye's return to Cleveland provides locker room presence

    Yardbarker "Channing Frye‘s impact on the locker room had a lot to do with the Cavaliers’ decision to bring back the veteran forward, according to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. GM Koby Altman wanted a respected veteran voice to guide the team through tough times with..." July 17

  • LeBron James met with Luke Walton at summer league

    Larry Brown Sports "When LeBron chose to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency, much was made about him supposedly making the decision without really consulting with head coach Luke Walton. In fact, one report said James had “zero contact” with Walton. James clearly didn’t..." July 16

  • Raptors in driver’s seat for Kawhi Leonard

    Sportsnet "Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. That’s what Toronto Raptors fans must think after ESPN’s Brian Windhorst stated his belief that Kawhi Leonard to Toronto is the most likely trade scenario. Making an appearance on ESPN’s Lowe Post podcast,..." July 16

  • LeBron James skipping next week’s Team USA minicamp

    Clutch Points "Once the Team USA Basketball minicamp begins next week in Las Vegas, one conspicuous individual could be noted for his absence, and that’s no other than three-time Olympian LeBron James. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, while citing sources, the new Los Angeles Lakers..." July 16

  • Sixers Fail In Bid To Hire Daryl Morey as GM

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers failed in an attempt to lure away Daryl Morey from the Rockets and take their GM job, Marc Stein of the New York Times tweets. Philadelphia was keenly interested in Morey, which shouldn’t come as a surprise since he was recently voted the league’s..." July 16

  • Wall: Wizards must back up their words, 'earn that respect'

    The Score "The Washington Wizards and their players have seemingly made it a yearly occurrence to talk themselves up to the rest of the Association. However, without the postseason success to back it all up, their proclamations tend to fall on deaf ears. John Wall - who labeled himself the..." July 16

  • Thomas wants to redeem himself in Denver: 'I didn't care about the money'

    NBA.com "Seven seasons in the NBA later, Isaiah Thomas’ motivation hasn’t changed. If anything, it burns more hotly than ever. “Ever since I came to the NBA, all I wanted was the opportunity,” Thomas told Nuggets.com. “I’ll take care of the rest. I’ve..." July 16

  • Rajon Rondo: Lakers can overtake Warriors next season

    Sportsnaut "If LeBron James is going to reach the NBA Finals for the ninth straight year, it would mean his Los Angeles Lakers dethroning the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. But one of LeBron’s new teammates, Rajon Rondo, made it clear that he expects just..." July 16

  • Danny Ainge shares some thoughts on Marcus Smart situation

    Yardbarker "Marcus Smart has been pretty open about the fact that he is not feeling the love from the Boston Celtics this offseason, but the team insists he is still wanted back despite the lack of a long-term contract offer. When asked about Smart’s situation in free agency on Monday,..." July 16

  • Mavericks Sign Their Second Draft Pick Brunson

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "The Dallas Mavericks announced Monday they have signed guard Jalen Brunson. Brunson was selected by the Mavericks with the 33rd overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed, the Mavericks said in a news release Monday. Brunson..." July 16

  • Rockets still expected to re-sign Clint Capela

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets are still largely expected to re-sign their restricted free agent Clint Capela, who is yet to receive any offers from teams around the NBA, according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports. Capela recently turned down a four-year, $85 million deal and..." July 16

  • Dante Cunningham inks deal with San Antonio

    CBS Sports "Cunningham signed with the Spurs on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The deal for Cunningham is likely the veteran minimum as he enters his 10th NBA season for the seventh different team, but the 31-year-old should provide quality depth in the frontcourt for a Spurs squad..." July 16

  • J.J. Redick's Sixers deal allows him to block trades for the coming season

    Yardbarker "J.J. Redick‘s new deal with the Sixers gives him plenty of protection in the unlikely event that Philadelphia wants to trade him. Because he re-signed on a one-year deal and will have Early Bird rights at the end of it, he receives the ability to block any trade involving him..." July 16

  • Raptors plan to waive forward Alfonzo McKinnie

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors are set to waive forward Alfonzo McKinnie, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania. McKinnie’s 2018-19 deal worth $1.4 million will become guaranteed after 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, so the Raptors must officially make the move before then. " July 16

  • All the Ways the Warriors Dynasty Could Be Brought to an End

    SLAM Online "The Golden State Warriors are a mess. Have you seen these guys lately? Just days after the season ended, the team’s GM, head coach and play-by-play guy—their play-by-play guy—were caught on camera cracking jokes about how their best player..." July 16

  • Report: Jahlil Okafor, former No. 3 pick, not drawing interest

    Sportsnaut "When the Philadelphia 76ers drafted Jahlil Okafor, they thought he was a franchise cornerstone. Only three years later, he doesn’t have a market in free agency. According to Ashish Mathur of Amico Hoops, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 draft hasn’t drawn any..." July 16

  • Pacers Sign Second-Rounder Alize Johnson

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have now locked up both of their 2018 draft picks, announcing today in a press release that they’ve signed second-round selection Alize Johnson. First-rounder Aaron Holiday inked his rookie deal at the start of the month. Johnson, the 50th overall pick in the draft,..." July 16

  • Kemba Walker hopes to remain with Hornets ‘for a long time’

    Larry Brown Sports "Kemba Walker isn’t itching for a homecoming in New York. In fact, he wants to stick around Charlotte for a while. With the Hornets point guard entering the final year of his contract, there is doubt about Walker’s long-term future in Charlotte. It’s particularly true..." July 16

  • LaVar Ball now claims he could have beat LeBron James 1-on-1 back in the day

    USA Today "We’ve been here before with LaVar Ball making utterly absurd claims about who he could beat 1-on-1 back when he was in peak shape, so let’s just get right to it. In an interview with Fanatics View, he said he believes LeBron James is “too weak” to beat..." July 16

  • Wizards new center Dwight Howard: ‘I would never try to destroy a team’

    Washington Post "On Thursday, the same day the Wizards officially announced his signing, Dwight Howard said he’s bringing his “chocolate shoulders” to “Chocolate City” and urged fans not to believe everything they’ve heard about his reputation as a locker room..." July 16

  • Kevin Garnett to reportedly work with Andre Drummond, Henry Ellenson

    Detroit Free Press "Kevin Garnett will be helping the Detroit Pistons this summer. Andre Drummond and Henry Ellenson will reportedly be training with the 12-time NBA All-Star, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.  Garnett retired after the 2016..." July 16

  • Chris Paul is the reason why Rockets on track to sign Carmelo Anthony

    Clutch Points "The Chris Paul’s Houston Rockets are at the top of Carmelo Anthony’s list once he devises a manner in which to part ways with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Clutch City is largely viewed as the frontrunner to land the perennial scorer after they pursued him last..." July 16

  • Celtics To Sign Walt Lemon Jr. To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics have agreed to sign free agent guard Walter Lemon Jr. to a two-way contract, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Lemon will take over the two-way slot recently vacated by Kadeem Allen, who was waived by Boston over the..." July 16

  • LeBron James' Lakers Shorts Cost $500 & Sold Out Almost Immediately

    Total Pro Sports "On Sunday, LeBron James made his first appearance in front of his new fan base when he showed up to watch the baby Lakers in the Las Vegas Summer League. He received a standing ovation. What was most noticed is that The King was wearing some Lakers shorts as he made his way to..." July 16

  • Knicks already have big plans for Kristaps Porzingis, top pick

    New York Post "Imagine the buzz for the Knicks if Kristaps Porzingis were fully healthy entering training camp and had Kevin Knox waiting on him. Knox can’t wait to meet — and play with — Porzingis. Perhaps Porzingis, too, will be motivated to get back sooner than later after..." July 16

  • Bulls' Kris Dunn disputes criticism of his work ethic

    Chicago Tribune "Bulls guard Kris Dunn snarled his face to describe the tenacity he brings to basketball. “I’m a pit bull,” he said. “You ever see one of them scary red-nose (pit bulls)? Yeah, that's me.” Dunn knows that his work ethic has been questioned..." July 16

  • Rondo not concerned about starting for Lakers

    247 Sports "While speaking with Bill Oram of The Athletic, new Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo explained how the Lakers plan to employ an abundance of playmakers out on the floor.  “We might have a roster where there’s five ballhandlers on the court at one..." July 16

  • Kawhi officially becomes super max eligible

    Clutch Points "While we wait for further development on the Kawhi Leonard trade front, the San Antonio Spurs may have just gained an additional bargaining chip in getting their unhappy star forward to stay. Besides the departure of Tony Parker (the purportedly quote source of the straw..." July 16