• 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

  • 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

  • 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: 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 "x 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..." 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

  • Jordan Bell receives lots of Hennessy after running out at parade

    USA Today "Jordan Bell took swigs from a fan's Hennessy bottle at the Warriors championship parade this week after he ran out. The videos of Bell grabbing a fan's bottle out of the crowd went viral. The cognac company took notice and made sure Bell doesn't run dry again any time..." June 17

  • San Francisco brewery releases new “LeBron’s Tears IPA”

    Bleacher Report "The Barebottle Brewing Company is trolling Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James with its latest beer release. On Instagram, Barebottle Brewing Company revealed that it named its new IPA "LeBron Tears" following the Golden State Warriors' sweep of the Cavs in the..." June 17

  • Shaquille O'Neal says LeBron James doesn’t need to chase championships

    Sporting News "Shaquille O'Neal doesn’t think LeBron James should worry about winning more championships. O'Neal, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016, won four titles with the Lakers and Heat during his 19-year career. But, he told ESPN in a..." June 16

  • Rival report indicates Suns will not trade first pick for Kawhi Leonard

    Sportsnaut "A report earlier on Saturday came out indicating that the Phoenix Suns will think about sending the No. 1 overall pick and young forward Josh Jackson to the San Antonio Spurs for disgruntled All-Star Kawhi Leonard. A deal of this ilk would seem to be an overpay for a Suns team that..." June 16

  • Hawks are reportedly interested in taking Trae Young, trading down in the draft

    The Sports Daily "The Hawks are one of may top teams to consider trading down in the NBA Draft. The Kings have been exploring options as well as Grizzlies in an attempt to drop the Parsons contract and even the Suns in an attempt to get Kawhi Leonard. Now, the Atlanta Hawks, who own..." June 16

  • For now, no non-collegiate players in NBA draft green room

    ESPN "In a rare occurrence, the invitations to the NBA draft green room possibly will not include a non-collegiate player, league sources told ESPN. ESPN's second-rated prospect, Slovenian Luka Doncic, will not be attending the draft unless his Real Madrid season in the Spanish ACB..." June 16

  • Three teams in the top half of lottery that might consider trading down

    CBS Sports "The top of the 2018 NBA Draft has a strong boom-or-bust mentality. There are some incredible talents such as Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic and Marvin Bagley III that could turn into franchise cornerstones. At the same time, many of these players projected for the top don't have the feeling of..." June 16

  • Celtics reportedly believe the possibility of trading for LeBron is 'unlikely'

    The Sports Daily "With the LeBron James sweepstakes underway, all hands are on deck for something wild to happen. One of the teams mentioned in the conversation for LeBron is the Boston Celtics. But, According to RealGM, it doesn’t look likely the Celtics will pull it off. A league..." June 16

  • Suns to explore No. 1 pick for Kawhi Leonard

    Pro Basketball Talk "There are 29 teams that want to talk Kawhi Leonard trade with the Spurs (once they start taking those calls, they are going to be deliberate about it. Leonard has some leverage here to limit the number of teams by saying he won’t re-sign with them, but a few teams (not just the Lakers)..." June 16

  • Sixers want to move into top five in draft

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers may be pondering a move up on draft night. Appearing on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Friday, former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said the Sixers are "very much looking to move up to get somebody they think will go in the top..." June 16

  • Rockets to Offer Trevor Ariza $20 Million Less Than What He is Looking for in Free Agency

    Black Sports Online "If Ariza sticks to his guns he won’t be in Houston next year. He is finally trying to cash out before his career is over, it seems like he has been around forever. Throughout his career, Ariza has signed relatively team-friendly deals, never earning more than $8.5..." June 16

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