• 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

  • Spurs’ pick Chimezie Metu to miss time with fractured wrist

    San Antonio Express-News "After an examination Saturday, the Spurs medical staff downgraded second-round pick Chimezie Metu’s left wrist injury from a sprain to a fracture, a league source said Saturday. Metu was injured late in the Spurs’ 95-90 win over Washington on July 8 at the Las Vegas Summer..." July 16

  • Magic sign rookie free agent Isaiah Briscoe

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic finalized a contract with rookie free agent point guard Isaiah Briscoe on Friday, a few hours before their team was scheduled to make its NBA Summer League debut. Magic officials, following team policy, did not disclose the terms of the deal. But Orlando’s..." July 16

  • Memphis Grizzlies sign Jevon Carter to multi-year contract

    NBA.com "Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the team has signed 2018 second round draft pick Jevon Carter to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Selected 32nd overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, Carter..." July 16

  • 76ers playing waiting game with Spurs and Kawhi Leonard

    247 Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are still interested in acquiring disgruntled forward Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs, but the Sixers are currently playing the waiting game with San Antonio and operating under the assumption that the asking price for Leonard will drop as the 2018-19 NBA season..." July 15

  • LeBron James Made His Glorious L.A. Debut Wearing Lakers Shorts To Watch Summer League

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James made his first public appearance on Sunday since joining the Los Angeles Lakers when he showed up in Las Vegas at a Lakers playoff game at Summer League. Fresh off signing a four-year deal with the Lakers, LeBron has laid low since announcing he would join the..." July 15

  • Report: Nerlens Noel turned down better offers to sign with OKC

    Clutch Points "Among the early signings in free agency, veteran big man Nerlens Noel made the decision to ink a two-year, $3.7 million deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder to help bolster their frontcourt unit. However, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders is reporting that Noel had..." July 15

  • LaVar Ball's credibility on line for how a coach in his JBA league treated young player

    USA Today "Although “LaVar Ball’s credibility’’ might strike some people as an oxymoron, it’s on the line. Repeatedly he has said he started the Junior Basketball  Association (JBA) because he wanted to help young pro hopefuls who weren’t interested..." July 15

  • Bucks can't afford more mistakes with Giannis' clock ticking

    The Score "The Milwaukee Bucks shrugged off the loss of Jabari Parker like it was no big deal, as if the fifth-smallest NBA market can just afford to waste No. 2 picks. Parker diminished in importance when Giannis Antetokounmpo emerged as a franchise player, and..." July 15

  • Lavar Ball Refuses to Give Up on the LiAngelo Pipe Dream

    12 Up "Say want you will about LaVar Ball and the rest of his sons, but the man is driven and determined to get all three boys playing in the NBA together.  From the wild journey when Lonzo played at UCLA as one of the top stars in college basketball to LaVar's decision to pull his..." July 15

  • Isaiah Thomas' dramatic fall firmly validates Danny Ainge's cold-hearted approach

    WEEI Boston "Last summer, Isaiah Thomas declared the Celtics would have to “bring the Brinks truck out” if they wanted to re-sign him in free agency. This week, Thomas signed with the Nuggets for the veteran’s minimum. Even in the high-paced world of professional sports, this was an..." July 15

  • With summer league over for Heat, Miami offers contracts to these two players

    Miami Herald "The Heat’s summer league sojourn ended with a loss to Boston on Saturday, but the Heat wants to retain two former Southeastern Conference standouts from its summer team. The Heat has offered contracts to both undrafted Arkansas point guard Daryl Macon and undrafted Georgia forward Yante..." July 15

  • Knicks rookie switches agents over failed strategy

    New York Post "Mitchell Robinson is certainly acting the part of an NBA player now. According to league sources, Robinson, the Knicks’ 20-year-old project center who dazzled the Las Vegas summer league, has made an agent change already. Sources indicate Robinson, a Chalmette,..." July 15

  • Rockets possibly in the mix for Rodney Hood

    Clutch Points "Despite suffering a massive dip in Rodney Hood’s stats across the board, the Houston Rockets do not appear to be scared of gambling on the lefty shooter. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, Hood may have been in contact with the top regular season team in..." July 15

  • Doc Rivers sees perfect rebuild blueprint in Celtics

    Boston Herald "Doc Rivers didn’t want to rebuild, so he left Boston for the Clippers. Now he’s watching summer league games and facing a reconstruction project in Los Angeles as the Celtics seek to clear the final hurdle with new faces. The Celts had hopes of making The Finals this past..." July 15

  • Georgios Papagiannis May Return To Europe

    Hoops Rumors "After two unproductive NBA seasons, Georgios Papagiannis is considering a return to the EuroLeague, according to Aharale Weisberg of Walla, an Israeli news site. Papagiannis is still under contract with the Trail Blazers, but his $1,544,951 salary for next season..." July 15

  • Sixers are now the favorites to land superstar Kawhi Leonard

    Clutch Points "Over the last several weeks, the trade chatter around San Antonio Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard has continued to remain the prominent topic of discussion around the league. There have been several teams in on the mix for Leonard, but it has seen a lack of movement in..." July 14

  • There Are Rumblings LeBron James Will Attend The Lakers’ Summer League Game On Sunday

    Dime Magazine "The Los Angeles Lakers’ Summer League squad will take the floor in Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon against the Detroit Pistons. As it turns out, as that game goes down, there might be some major star power sitting courtside in the form of the Lakers’ newest..." July 14

  • Sources: Joel Embiid delivers wake-up call to Markelle Fultz which led to parting of ways with Keith Williams

    Sixers Front Office "Philadelphia 76ers’ star center Joel Embiid was the lead voice in convincing Markelle Fultz to discontinue his training relationship with Keith Williams, a source close to the team told Sixers Front Office on Friday night. Leading up to the 2017 NBA Draft, Williams was the man..." July 14

  • Julius Randle shades Luke Walton, Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s safe to say Julius Randle is happy to be rid of the Los Angeles Lakers. While being introduced as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans, Randle took a pretty clear shot at the Lakers and coach Luke Walton, using the opportunity to say that Pelicans assistant Darren Erman was..." July 14

  • Report: Members of the Heat wanted to move on from Hassan Whiteside

    Sportsnaut "As the Miami Heat and star center Hassan Whiteside attempt to repair a contentious relationship, this piece of information coming out of South Beach can’t help matters. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, multiple members of the Heat’s front office wanted..." July 14

  • Jeremy Lin deal illustrates where mindset is for Nets management

    New York Post "New Nets co-owner Joe Tsai reiterated his fondness for Jeremy Lin, and wished his favorite player well. But that didn’t keep the rehabbing point guard from getting traded early Friday, part of a pair of stunning deals by the Nets. General manager Sean Marks does some of his best..." July 14

  • Rajon Rondo Had Longstanding Communication With Kobe Bryant Before Signing

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers have made a number of moves this summer, including signing veteran point guard Rajon Rondo. The hope is that Rondo can be a mentor for Lonzo Ball while also providing LeBron James with the kind of high-basketball IQ player that he wants to play..." July 14

  • John Wall offers thoughts on Wizards' biggest offseason additions including Dwight Howard

    NBC Sports Washington "At his final media availability of the 2017-18 season, John Wall highlighted specific types of players he wanted to see added to the Wizards roster this summer. Most notably, he pointed to an athletic big and bench scoring. The Wizards ended up adding those things and..." July 14

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