• A Kawhi Leonard trade to the Lakers is not a dealbreaker for LeBron James

    Yardbarker "Due to the recent news of Kawhi Leonard demanding a trade, most reports have indicated he wants to specifically be traded to the Lakers. In the past year, there have been rumors swirling that LeBron could go to the Lakers and leave the Cavaliers. In a perfect storm of free agency drama, the..." June 18

  • Cavs Willing To Trade Lottery Pick For Vets

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers are seeking proven veterans from teams looking to move up in the draft despite not knowing LeBron James‘ plans for the future, Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Cleveland has the No. 8 overall pick on Thursday, courtesy of the Kyrie Irving..." June 18

  • LeBron James would reportedly prefer to stay in Cleveland

    Sportsnaut "As the NBA gears up for what’s sure to be a compelling, frenzied free agency period this summer, the key linchpin of them all, LeBron James, might throw a monkey wrench into many teams’ plans. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, James is “looking for..." June 18

  • Marvin Bagley III ‘near lock’ to be selected by Kings with No. 2 pick

    Sporting News "Marvin Bagley III appears to be heading to the Kings. Bagley is a “near lock” to be selected by Sacramento No. 2 overall in Thursday’s 2018 NBA Draft, according to a report by the Dallas Morning News. The Suns are expected to draft Arizona big man Deandre Ayton with..." June 18

  • The Charlotte Hornets nearly drafted Donovan Mitchell

    The Sports Daily "Today, on The Lowe Post Podcast,, Jonathan Givony (the other half of ESPN’s NBA Draft team) reported some intriguing news. While talking about his success in mocking drafts, Givony said he was batting 1000% last year until it came time for Charlotte to make their selection. Check out what..." June 18

  • Luka Doncic, Donte DiVincenzo, Jerome Robinson among NBA draft invitees

    Pro Basketball Talk "Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Of course DeAndre Ayton will attend Thursday’s NBA draft. The Suns will likely draft him No. 1 overall. But what about more marginal first-round prospects? The NBA’s draft invite list..." June 18

  • NBA Draft prospect Luka Doncic says teams that pass up on him will be making a 'mistake'

    CBS Sports "Luka Doncic is one of the top prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft. On Thursday night, expect Doncic's name to come up early, but how early is the big question. Despite being praised as a prospect, there's still doubts about his athleticism compared to other high-end prospects in this draft...." June 18

  • Raptors GM: RFA VanVleet Is ‘Our Highest Priority’

    Hoops Rumors "An undrafted rookie two years ago, Fred VanVleet emerged as one of the Raptors‘ most important players during the 2017/18 season, leading the second unit and playing crunch-time minutes for the club. Now, he’s eligible for restricted free agency, and the Raps sound..." June 18

  • Grizzlies, Magic getting draft trade inquiries

    Yardbarker "Teams near the top of the draft continue to explore trade options as Thursday approaches. The Grizzlies are one of those teams, as they continue to receive significant interest in scenarios that would see them send out Chandler Parsons along with the No. 4 pick, per Marc Stein of The New York..." June 18

  • Michael Porter Jr. could be the biggest high risk-high reward prospect

    CBS Sports "It's draft week. Finally, it's draft week. And the biggest question in these days leading up to Thursday's 2018 NBA Draft is whether a franchise picking in the top five is really going to use a high lottery pick on Michael Porter Jr. even though he A) is coming off of back surgery,..." June 18

  • Celtics Reportedly Believe Kyrie Irving Wants To Stay In Boston Long-Term

    NESN "Kyrie Irving’s vague, non-committal remarks last week raised questions about his future with the Boston Celtics. But is it possible everyone is overreacting, and that Irving actually enjoys life in Boston, as he’s said all along? The 26-year-old’s..." June 18

  • Marreese Speights Close To Signing With Chinese Team

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran big man Marreese Speights is close to an agreement with China’s Guangzhou Long Lions, international reporter David Pick tweets. This would be an interesting move for Speights, who is once again entering unrestricted NBA free agency next month. It suggests the offer must..." June 18

  • Canada includes R.J. Barrett on training camp roster for FIBA qualifiers

    The Score "Canada has invited 18-year-old swingman R.J. Barrett, the No. 1 high-school recruit of 2018, to be part of its training camp roster for this summer's batch of FIBA qualifiers. Barrett was named Naismith High School Player of the Year after leading Florida's Monteverde Academy..." June 18

  • Puma Has Signed Deandre Ayton And Marvin Bagley To Sneaker Deals

    Dime Magazine "The NBA sneaker world is about to get shaken up in a major way. At least, that’s what Puma is hoping as they have signed sneaker and apparel contracts with two of the top prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft. Marvin Bagley III was the first to reportedly join Team Puma, as the..." June 18

  • Bucks could be looking to trade Eric Bledsoe, Jabari Parker

    Clutch Points "The Milwaukee Bucks could be looking to package two of their star players in recently-acquired point guard Eric Bledsoe and injury-plagued forward Jabari Parker, according to fantasy guru Chris Sheridan of GetMoreSports. “I expect the Bucks to move Eric Bledsoe..." June 18

  • Report: Jamal Crawford Declines Timberwolves Contract Option, Enters Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Jamal Crawford is set to be a free agent after declining his $4.5 million player option with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2018-19 season Monday, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. " June 18

  • Clippers, Milos Teodosic not expected to continue together next season

    Sportando "Milos Teodosic's tenure with the Los Angeles Clippers may finish after just one season. The Los Angeles Clippers, in fact, are not planning to keep the Serbian point guard for the next season, a league source told Sportando. Teodosic has a player option, worth $6.3 mln, for the next season,..." June 18

  • Enes Kanter: Knicks have a 'good chance' to land LeBron James this summer

    USA Today "It appears as though New York Knicks forward Enes Kanter has moved on from trolling LeBron James to legitimately trying to recruit him. With all eyes around the league focused on James with less than two weeks before the start of free agency, Kanter says he's..." June 18

  • Report: Raptors looking to trade into lottery to draft Gilgeous-Alexander

    The Score "The Toronto Raptors are without a pick in Thursday's NBA draft, but they're hoping to acquire a first-rounder via trade and reportedly have a specific target in mind if they manage to do so. The Raptors are hoping to find a deal that nets them a pick high enough to..." June 18

  • Report: Kings still considering Michael Porter Jr. with No. 2 pick

    Larry Brown Sports "The Sacramento Kings have a big choice to make with the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, and they may well have a name in mind when they wind up on the clock. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Monday that rival teams believe the Kings are strongly considering..." June 18

  • If LeBron James Leaves, Plan Isn't to 'Blow Up the Team'

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James' future remains uncertain, but even if he leaves in free agency this summer, the Cleveland Cavaliers do not plan to "blow up the team," according to Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com. Per that report, the Cavaliers wouldn't undergo..." June 18

  • Spurs’ Rudy Gay To Decline Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "Spurs forward Rudy Gay will turn down his 2018/19 player option, electing to become a free agent on July 1, reports ESPN’s Chris Haynes (via Twitter). The option would have paid Gay a salary of $8,826,300 for next season. Gay, whose 2016/17 campaign ended early due to..." June 18

  • Kawhi Leonard's trade demand may be negotiating ploy

    247 Sports "Have you ever wondered that Kawhi Leonard may not actually want to be traded after all? This past weekend was abuzz with trade rumor talk surrounding the San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard. That would be because Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN leaked that Leonard wishes to be..." June 18

  • Knicks center Enes Kanter's father reportedly sentenced to 15 years in prison in Turkey

    New York Daily News "Enes Kanter’s father, Dr. Mehmet Kanter, has reportedly been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Turkish government. The Knicks center believes the sentence is because of his critical comments of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the Turkish government,..." June 18

  • NBA Rumors: If LeBron James goes to Lakers, Lonzo Ball is likely gone from L.A.

    Sporting News "  As the LeBron James free agency rumors continue to heat up, a new development was revealed Friday involving the Lakers and Lonzo Ball.  If James decides to opt into his player option for the 2018-19 season with the Cavaliers, the Lakers would be willing to..." June 18

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard Feels Betrayed By the Spurs

    SLAM Online "Kawhi Leonard reportedly wants out of San Antonio, and isn’t too worried about missing out on a five-year, $219-million contract extension from the Spurs this summer. Leonard, 26, is said to be feeling betrayed by the Spurs and their handling of his lingering quad..." June 18

  • Clippers Prepared To Build Kawhi Leonard Offer Around Tobias Harris, 12th Overall Pick

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers are willing to create a package for Kawhi Leonard built around Tobias Harris and the 12th or 13th overall pick in the draft. " June 18

  • LeBron James, Cavs Favoring Collin Sexton With No. 8 Pick?

    Hoops Rumors "What the Cavaliers do at No. 8 will be one of the more intriguing plotlines at the NBA Draft. Cleveland likely won’t yet have a solid grasp on what LeBron James is thinking in regard to his future with the club. He has until June 29, eight days after the..." June 18

  • LaVar Ball criticizes coaching staff’s handling of his son Lonzo

    Clutch Points "LaVar Ball just won’t leave the Los Angeles Lakers alone and his most recent antic involves a criticism of how the team handles his son Lonzo. The outspoken father blamed the Lakers for Lonzo’s rather poor shooting percentage from the free-throw line. In 52..." June 18

  • Kawhi Leonard Prefers Joining Lakers

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers have long been the preferred destination of Kawhi Leonard, according to sources. Leonard, however, would also consider the Los Angeles Clippers. Leonard turns 27 this month and went to high school in Riverside, California. " June 18

  • Here's why the Suns should make Marvin Bagley III the top pick

    Arizona Central "The Suns are less than a month away from a choice that will define the franchise going forward, for better or worse. General Manager Ryan McDonough is doing his homework, and we’re doing the same. Over the last few weeks, we’ve laid out the case for..." June 18

  • Suns open to taking on worst contract in the NBA?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Phoenix Suns will not be trading their No. 1 overall pick for Kawhi Leonard, but they may still be finding a way to factor into the proceedings. Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic said this weekend that the Suns could get involved in a potential Leonard trade as a..." June 18

  • Puma Has Reportedly Signed Another Likely First-Round NBA Draft Pick In Zhaire Smith

    Dime Magazine "Since Reebok got out of the basketball sneaker game, there have been four American sneaker companies to sponsor and create shoes for NBA players. Nike, adidas, Jordan, and Under Armour hold the vast majority of contracts with NBA players, with Peak and Anta making up the majority of the..." June 18

  • How the Spurs drove Leonard to leave by overplaying their hand

    The Score "Playing for the San Antonio Spurs is similar to playing with LeBron James in that both parties are infallible. That means if anything goes wrong, as with the case of Kawhi Leonard's trade request, the blame falls squarely on the other side. It can't possibly be the fault of..." June 17

  • Lakers, Clippers have concerns about Kawhi Leonard’s health

    Bleacher Report "Kawhi Leonard is reportedly interested in joining the Los Angeles Lakers or Los Angeles Clippers, but each team has reservations about acquiring the San Antonio Spurs star, per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times. "Neither the Lakers nor Clippers have had trade discussions..." June 17

  • First round picks will walk across draft stage with two family members

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA Draft is a big moment for many young men entering the league. Before the picks are announced, TV coverage shows players waiting at their tables among parents, siblings, and their agents. Now, the NBA is apparently turning the first round into even more of a family..." June 17

  • Arson suspected after fire at bar where Randolph's brother was killed

    The Score "Authorities in Marion, Ind., say a fire at Hop's Blues Room that caused $20,000 worth of damage was likely intentionally set, according to the Associated Press. The fire occurred early Sunday morning, less than 24 hours after Roger Randolph, the younger brother of Sacramento Kings..." June 17

  • Cavs will pursue Leonard in an attempt to keep LeBron

    The Sports Daily "Most would think it’s time for Cleveland to roll over if LeBron leaves and rebuild a sinking ship. But, Cleveland is stuck in a corner, as most of their roster is signed for multiple years. According to Cleveland.com, the Cavaliers will look to remain in contention as they try..." June 17

  • Spurs will not trade Kawhi Leonard to Western Conference team

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard will almost certainly try to pick his next team if he is successful in forcing his way out of San Antonio, but that does not mean the Spurs have any interest in granting him his wish. According to NBA reporter Chris Sheridan, there is a “0 percent chance”..." June 17

  • Kyrie Irving on Durant: “He’s on an incredible team but he’s also the best player on that team”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The backlash against Kevin Durant — for doing what those same people bash other athletes for not doing in prioritizing winning — continues unabated in some corners of the Internet, not to mention the “look at me” world of television punditry and talk..." June 17

  • The Hornets could shop Kemba Walker on draft night

    Yardbarker "One team that is in need of a lot of change is the Charlotte Hornets. Despite having Kemba Walker running the point, and Dwight Howard anchoring the paint — they finished 36-46 which was good for tenth in the Eastern Conference in 2018. According to a new report, the Hornets could look to..." June 17

  • Why is Mo Bamba's pre-draft hype rising?

    The Score "No prospect has seen his stock rise as dramatically as Mo Bamba since the draft process started. Luka Doncic and Trae Young both had their time in the spotlight, and Deandre Ayton is the obvious No. 1 pick, but Bamba has gained the most buzz over the last two months. Bamba wowed..." June 17

  • Kyrie Irving seemingly takes shot at past coaches while praising Brad Stevens

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving played for several coaches who did not last very long in Cleveland, and it does not sound like the star point guard thought very highly of any of them. In a recent appearance on “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” Irving had high praise for Boston Celtics coach Brad..." June 17

  • Matt Barnes Blasts Tristan Thompson: 'People Know He's Not Built Like That'

    Bleacher Report "Former NBA player Matt Barnes took a shot at Tristan Thompson, insinuating that the Cleveland Cavaliers center is fake tough.  "A lot of people are tough on the court, and then when you seem them off the court, they're not as tough as they want to be," Barnes..." June 17

  • Are teams passing on Trae Young missing a future superstar?

    ESPN "Trae Young might be the most fascinating prospect in this year's NBA draft. Young's freshman season at Oklahoma, which saw him lead the NCAA in both scoring and assists per game, was unlike anything we've seen in modern college basketball. (No player had done so since..." June 17

  • Minnesota’s Tyus Jones considered asking for trade, Thibodeau eased concerns

    Sporting News "By all metrics, things are going well in Minnesota. For the first time in 14 years, the Timberwolves were in the playoffs, winning 47 games and improving by 16 wins, second-most in the NBA. They pushed their offensive rating from 10th to fourth, and their defensive rating from 26th to..." June 17

  • Sixers could make draft day moves to land Mikal Bridges

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers don’t have room on their roster to accommodate all six picks that they own, so expect a trade or two by draft night, writes Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia heads into Thursday’s draft with the 10th and 26th selections in the first round, plus Nos...." June 17

  • Iman Shumpert Not Releasing Music With Teyana ... Here's Why

    TMZ "Iman Shumpert says he doesn't need his wife's help with his rap career ... 'cause releasing songs with Teyana Taylor will only HURT his music goals!! The NBA star told us he takes his rap seriously ... and if he blows up 'cause of songs he released with his famous boo..." June 17

  • Knicks could be strong contender for Irving in 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks might not make too much noise this summer, but next summer could just be their money-maker. Appearing Friday on “The Alan Hahn Show,” ESPN’s Ian Begley revealed that the Knicks are expected to be a strong contender for Kyrie Irving in..." June 17

  • Danny Ainge will be 'cautious' about approaching a trade for Kawhi Leonard

    The Sports Daily "The race for Kawhi is now on after he requested a trade from the Spurs. One of the rumored teams to be in the hunt for the superstar forward are the Boston Celtics. Boston has a lot of promising young talent and a boatload of NBA Draft assets to put together a trade. But, Danny Ainge and the..." June 17