• Celtics offer for Kawhi Leonard will likely center around Jaylen Brown

    Sportsnaut "With two days remaining until the 2018 NBA Draft, rumors are continuing to swirl regarding a potential Kawhi Leonard trade from the San Antonio Spurs. By now, it’s well known that Leonard wants out of San Antonio. If that’s the case, these Spurs will certainly look into..." June 19

  • Top draft prospects trying to avoid Kings

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings – with their image as “basketball hell” – struggled to get top draft prospects to work out for them in 2016 and, to a lesser degree, last year. This year, Marvin Bagley went to Sacramento and declared, “I love it here.” That..." June 19

  • This NBA Draft May Get GMs Fired

    Bleacher Report "The Big Men Are Coming! The Big Men Are Coming! Overly dramatic? Maybe. But a revolution is on its way, NBA executives say, and the seeds of it will be planted Thursday night at the NBA draft. Which seeds ultimately blossom to lead the revolution, though, will depend on where they are..." June 19

  • Sterling Brown: Cop Joked About Beating J.R. Smith

    TMZ "Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown claims one of the cops involved in his violent arrest later joked about unleashing a similar beating on J.R. Smith ... this according to Brown's lawsuit.  Brown is suing the Milwaukee PD and all of the officers who responded to the..." June 19

  • Trae Young Had ‘Secret Workout’ With Cavs on June 16

    SLAM Online "Trae Young reportedly conducted a “secret workout” with the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 16, per ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. The Cavs reportedly view Michael Porter Jr. as their top choice; however, point guard is a clear need on the roster should Porter not be..." June 19

  • Mavericks targeting Luka Doncic in draft

    Bleacher Report "The Dallas Mavericks reportedly have their eyes on Slovenian prospect Luka Doncic as Thursday’s NBA draft approaches.  ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski appeared on the network’s draft coverage and said of Doncic and the Mavericks "that is the guy they have..." June 19

  • Hornets GM: Team unlikely to trade No. 11 pick

    Charlotte Observer "Five things learned at Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak’s pre-draft media availability Tuesday. - He said it's unlikely the will Hornets trade the 11th overall pick. He does think there could be some trades in the top 10, but it doesn’t sound like he..." June 19

  • Enes Kanter's father indicted after charge of 'membership in a terror group', faces trial in Turkey

    ESPN "A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday. Kanter has said he believes the Turkish government has targeted his father in the past..." June 19

  • Jamal Crawford says top priority in free agency is right fit

    Clutch Points "Jamal Crawford will approach this free agency period having learned from previous mistakes. Only a year ago, the three-time Sixth Man of the Year chose to sign a two-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, while teams like the New Orleans Pelicans and the Golden State..." June 19

  • Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo reportedly moving up NBA draft boards

    Larry Brown Sports "Donte DiVincenzo breaking out in the national championship game for Villanova against Michigan may have just been the start of things to come. The Villanova sophomore guard, who scored a career-high 31 points in the championship game, is rising up draft boards. Yahoo Sports’..." June 19

  • Michael Porter Jr. Says He's a Mix of Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Complex "Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. entered the college hoops season as one of the most prized prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft pool. Porter, however, played in only three games as he suffered a back injury in Missouri’s first game of the season. Nonetheless, teams are..." June 19

  • Chris Paul reportedly ‘focused on recruiting’ LeBron to Rockets

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Paul is set to join a loaded class of free agents on July 1, but most of the reports we have heard about his offseason plans indicate the star point guard plans to remain with the Houston Rockets. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said Monday night that Paul has been committed to..." June 19

  • Raptors 905 hire Jama Mahlalela as new head coach

    Raptors Republic "Jama Mahlalela is set to become the third head coach in Raptors 905 history, the Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday. With Nick Nurse being named the Raptors’ head coach and Jerry Stackhouse departing for the Memphis Grizzlies, a shake-up was bound to take place. Nurse has spoken..." June 19

  • Report: Michael Porter Jr. Seen as Cavs' Most Likely Pick in 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Don't expect Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. to get past the Cleveland Cavaliers when they select eighth during Thursday's NBA draft. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, "Several sources, ranging from NBA executives to agents..." June 19

  • Mo Bamba Has Reportedly Refused To Workout For The Memphis Grizzlies

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft is rapidly approaching, and after months of speculating and projecting, by the end of Thursday night we’ll finally at least know where 60 of the top prospects are going to play next season. The top of the draft is always the most intriguing, as that’s where..." June 19

  • Cavaliers reportedly interested in Kemba Walker

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Cavaliers won’t know until some time next month whether LeBron James will return to the team once free agency opens. This doesn’t mean Cleveland can just sit back and wait for James to make his decision. Selecting eighth overall in this week’s NBA..." June 19

  • Hawks’ Dennis Schroder On Trade Block?

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have made Dennis Schroder available in trades, league sources tell Jeremy Woo of SI.com. However, according to Woo, the point guard has been difficult to move due to concerns about his attitude, along with the $46.5MM remaining on his..." June 19

  • Ex-Knick Nate Robinson says former coach Larry Brown made him cry, referred to him as ‘the little s—t’

    New York Daily News "Former Knicks point guard Nate Robinson alleged he suffered emotional abuse at the hands of Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown in an in-depth story published by Bleacher Report Monday. Robinson, a rookie at the time, alleges Brown referred to him daily as “the little..." June 19

  • Report: Wizards' No. 15 pick available along with expiring contract

    The Sports Capitol "The Wizards are open to trading down from the 15th overall pick in Thursday’s draft if another team takes on one of Washington’s expiring contracts. That’s the message relayed from the Wizards to other NBA teams, a league source tells The Sports..." June 19

  • Bucks rookie Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee police, saying tasing violated his civil rights

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown filed a federal civil rights suit Tuesday against the Milwaukee Police Department and the city, claiming wrongful arrest and excessive force during an altercation outside a Walgreens store.  Milwaukee police violated his Fourth..." June 19

  • NBA project Jaren Jackson Jr. ‘will take a few years to fill out’

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks have a prime opportunity to reel in more talent through the NBA Draft this season with the 5th overall selection. A potential candidate to slide down the lottery is Michigan State forward Jaren Jackson Jr., who despite only averaging a mere 10.9 points..." June 19

  • Jay-Z joining Puma's basketball division as 'creative consultant'

    USA Today "Rap superstar Jay-Z is joining Puma's newly-relaunched basketball division as a "creative consultant," according to multiple reports. Adam Petrick, Puma's global director of marketing and brand, told Complex magazine that the..." June 19

  • Woj: Cavs won't "mortgage the future" to convince LeBron

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are approaching one of their most important offseasons in quite some time. LeBron James could become a free agent if he chooses to decline his $35.6 million player option. ESPN hosted a "NBA Mock Draft Special" on Monday night where various..." June 19

  • Report: Chris Paul is telling people LeBron wants to be in LA

    Larry Brown Sports "The chatter about LeBron James potentially heading to the Los Angeles Lakers continues. On his radio show Monday, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reported that Chris Paul is telling people that LeBron wants to go to LA. June 19

  • NBA Rumors: Marcus Smart Drawing Interest From These Three NBA Teams

    NESN "The Boston Celtics might value Marcus Smart more than any other NBA team, but that doesn’t mean other clubs aren’t enamored with the fearless guard. Smart soon will become a restricted free agent, and has been candid about what he believe’s he’s..." June 19

  • Spurs Not Interested In Lonzo Ball

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs have no interest in trading for Lonzo Ball as part of any package with the Los Angeles Lakers for Kawhi Leonard. The reporting from Chris Mannix suggests it is "the circus that Ball brings with him" has led the Spurs to not have interest in Ball. " June 19

  • Report: Raptors gauging trade interest in Norman Powell

    The Score "The Toronto Raptors need to shed some salary off the books ahead of an uncertain offseason. Toronto already has $126 million devoted to 11 players with the luxury tax set at $123 million for the upcoming 2018-19 season, and so it's no surprise that the front office has..." June 19

  • Trae Young signs deal with Adidas ahead of NBA Draft

    The Oklahoman "Former Sooners point guard Trae Young is an Adidas man.  Young, a projected lottery pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, signed with the brand along with former Miami Hurricanes guard Lonnie Walker IV.  It’s a brand swap for Young, who’s..." June 19

  • Brad Stevens says Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward should be fully cleared by Aug. 1

    Pro Basketball Talk "Everyone watching the Boston Celtics in the playoffs kept thinking the same thing: Add Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward back into this lineup next summer and — bang — instant contender. That leads to the question: Just where are Irving and Hayward on..." June 19

  • Report: LeBron James, Cavs in Contact, but No 'Real Dialogue' About the Future

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James reportedly have yet to engage in serious discussions regarding his future with the team. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, the Cavs and LeBron have remained in contact over the phone and in person, but..." June 19

  • Spurs still not convinced Kawhi Leonard relationship is irreparable?

    Hoops Hype "David Griffin, the former general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers who won a championship in 2016, recently shared his thoughts on the Kawhi Leonard situation while on SiriusXM NBA Radio. Despite all the reports about Leonard seeking a trade and the rumors about which..." June 19

  • Trae Young sees the Knicks upside of a draft slip

    New York Post "Point guard Trae Young said falling to nine in Thursday’s draft can still be “a great situation” because he would wind up a Knick and playing for new coach David Fizdale. Appearing on WFAN to promote a new endorsement deal, the Oklahoma freshman guard often compared..." June 19

  • Cavs won't know LeBron's intentions by draft night, are entertaining trade talk for established vet anyway

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers will not know what LeBron James intends to do this summer when they execute their NBA draft plan Thursday, numerous sources told cleveland.com. James has until June 29 to exercise the $35.6 million player's option on his contract for next season, and if he lets..." June 19

  • Cavs considering trade package involving Love plus No.8 pick

    Cavs Nation "While the Cleveland Cavaliers wait for LeBron James’ decision on whether to remain a Cav for at least one more year or move on to another team, the team’s front office is busying itself exploring options to improve the roster, which, at the same time, could also help lure James back..." June 19

  • Marc Stein says LeBron James isn't going to Lakers alone

    247 Sports "A great deal of the NBA offseason could hinge on what LeBron James decides to do in free agency. James has a $35.6 million player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it's likely that he'll end up declining it and becoming a free agent. On Monday, Marc Stein of..." June 19

  • Report: Kings Turn Down Clippers Offer for No. 2 Pick

    NBC Bay Area "Just say no to trade-downs. According to a published report, the Sacramento Kings have declined an offer from the Los Angeles Clippers to move out of the No. 2 overall selection in exchange for the No. 12 and No. 13 picks in Thursday's draft. June 19

  • Nets eyeing Euro prospect who believes he’s a lottery pick

    New York Post "Dzanan Musa’s NBA dream started with him crying himself to sleep every night, an 11-year-old living on his own in a strange city. The gifted Bosnian scorer landed in New York last Friday, a potential Nets target tipping off a whirlwind tour of teams with his draft stock at..." June 19

  • Brad Stevens wants Marcus Smart back

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens would love to have stocky guard Marcus Smart back in Beantown. If it were up to Stevens, Smart would be wearing Celtics green again next season, per Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald. June 19

  • 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

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