• This Thunder-Warriors Trade Features Andrew Wiggins

    NBA Analysis "The Golden State Warriors have some options if they want to make a trade moving forward during the 2021-22 NBA season. This is a team that is hoping to return to contention as they continue to get healthy. If they want to make a move, the Oklahoma City Thunder could line up well with what they..." October 24

  • This Spurs-Wizards Trade Is Focused On Bradley Beal

    NBA Analysis "Few storylines will be bigger than Bradley Beal moving forward this NBA offseason. He has spent his entire career with the Washington Wizards, and his loyalty has been unquestioned. Washington could decide to kick their rebuild into hyperdrive with a blockbuster deal this..." October 24

  • Protesters Break Through Barricade At Barclays Center

    Total Pro Sports "Kyrie Irving supporters are causing quite the scene outside Barclays Center on Sunday. A large group of protestors turned out in Brooklyn to support the Nets superstar. The team is set to play the Charlotte Hornets in their home opener. " October 24

  • Interesting trade rumor name: Atlanta Hawks’ Cam Reddish

    Pro Basketball Talk "At this point early in the season, there is not a lot of NBA trade buzz — not even for Ben Simmons — as teams are settling into the season and figuring out exactly what they really have and what they need. Trade talk traditionally starts to ramp up closer to..." October 24

  • Stephen A. Smith Shoots His Shot With Iggy Azalea After Seeing Her At Knicks vs. Celtics Game

    Fadeaway World "Stephen A. Smith is one of the most outspoken sports analysts in America. Either it's his takes on sports-related topics or anything else, NBA fans enjoy him watching him. Even if they disagree with their takes, the veteran has made himself one of the biggest names in the..." October 24

  • This Nets-Wizards Trade Is Focused On Kyrie Irving

    NBA Analysis "It seems like there is always some drama surrounding NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets. This time, it is about his vaccination status and this will impact his playing status this season. If the Nets do not want to commit to Irving long-term, could it turn into a potential..." October 24

  • Kwame Brown Calls Anthony Davis A “Fake Leader” For Trying To Punk Dwight Howard

    Black Sports Online "Kwame Brown has been uploading YouTube videos regularly, but he hasn’t gone viral for a while. He doesn’t even talk too much about basketball, but he did have thoughts on the Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard scuffled and to my surprise, he sided with Dwight..." October 24

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. Raises Ceiling of Dallas Mavericks

    Heavy "In their second game of the season, the Dallas Mavericks looked like a completely different team than in their opener. Following their 26-point loss to the Atlanta Hawks, they beat the Toronto Raptors by eight points.  The Mavs looked much better defensively,..." October 24

  • Predicting 10 'Showcase' NBA Trade Candidates This Season

    Bleacher Report "While the NBA trade market rarely closes, it typically builds up over the course of the campaign before potentially erupting in a flurry of activity at the deadline. The extra time spawns movement for several different seasons. Players who inked free-agent pacts aren't..." October 24

  • Ben Simmons gets out of Philadelphia in this Rockets-Sixers Trade

    NBA Analysis "The Philadelphia 76ers have yet to make a decision on where they were going to send NBA All-Star Ben Simmons. The decision seems to be where and not if at this point. Simmons cut off communication with the team and only arrived in Philadelphia to take his Covid test which was required..." October 24

  • Sixers Sending Jaden Springer To G League

    Heavy "Ahead of their Sunday night bout with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Philadelphia 76ers made some moves on the back end of their roster. Consequently, the team’s pick in the first round of the 2021 NBA draft will be getting a change of scenery. Rookies Jaden..." October 24

  • Stephen A. Smith On Michael Jordan: “I’m Always Gonna Have Him No. 1”

    Fadeaway World "When it comes to the GOAT debate, no two names are more relevant than LeBron James and Michael Jordan. As two of the greatest basketball players ever, it's no surprise that they often get compared to each other. And while many keep an open mind on the discussion, ESPN's..." October 24

  • Chris Boucher: Raptors big man looks to rise to Nick Nurse's latest challenge

    NBA.com "Three games into the 2021-22 NBA season, the Toronto Raptors are very much in a process of figuring things out. Two nights after their opening-night loss to the Washington Wizards, the Raptors responded with a blowout win over the Boston Celtics, only to fade in..." October 24

  • Trail Blazers and Chauncey Billups create a ‘beautiful’ night in Portland

    The Athletic "It was almost perfect. So much so that Chauncey Billups called what the Trail Blazers did on Saturday “beautiful.” They shared the ball. For long stretches, it seemed they couldn’t miss. And on defense — oh my. I can’t remember the last time..." October 24

  • Joel Embiid, Sixers in hot water if Ben Simmons saga doesn’t end soon

    Clutch Points "Even with no NBA basketball for a couple of months, the Philadelphia 76ers continued to flood the news in the sporting world because of all the Ben Simmons shenanigans. There have been negative progress with the relationship between Simmons, his teammates, and the 76ers franchise. Currently,..." October 24

  • Five possessions, one run: How Luka Doncic picked the Raptors apart with his surgical precision

    NBA.com "The Atlanta Hawks blew the Mavericks out in their season-opener, but Dallas bounced back with a come-from-behind victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. A number of players stepped up for the Mavericks in their win over the Raptors - Tim Hardaway..." October 24

  • Charles Barkley Says Magic Johnson And Larry Bird Are Two Most Important Figures In NBA History

    Fadeaway World "Many players left their mark on the league with their styles of play, accolades, and personalities. But, Charles Barkley believes two players really made a difference for the association, saving it in the 80s, making the league a relevant competition.  The 1993 NBA MVP named..." October 24

  • NBA's 24 Under 24 Rankings: Who Follows Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum in Next-Gen Rankings?

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has arguably never been loaded with as much promising young talent as it is right now. Between the college game, the international game and the increased viability of other avenues like the G League to bring young players into the league, there's a wider pipeline than there's..." October 24

  • This Knicks-Suns Trade Is Centered Around Deandre Ayton

    NBA Analysis "For the first time in nearly a decade, the New York Knicks are entering the NBA regular season with expectations. This is a team that finished fourth in the Eastern Conference season to go with 41 wins. Now, they are looking to build on that performance and get back to the..." October 24

  • Vanessa Bryant details how she learned of Kobe's death

    CBS Sports "During her deposition in the lawsuit she filed against Los Angeles County, Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, shared the details of how she found out about Bryant's death for the first time. In her testimony, Bryant explained that she was at home with her youngest two..." October 24

  • Lonzo Ball Makes NBA History with First Triple Double in Chicago

    Heavy "Arturas Karnisovas made a major investment into point guard Lonzo Ball this offseason, and just three games into the Chicago Bulls season, he’s made good on that gamble. The 23-year old signed a four-year, $85-million deal this summer, and has been every bit the..." October 24

  • 'Basketball junkie' Kristi Toliver on coaching in NBA while playing in WNBA

    Sportsnet "Just under 60 minutes before tip-off in Toronto Saturday, a few of the Dallas Mavericks players got in a final workout before they played their first game at Scotiabank Arena since December of 2019. Kristaps Porzingis and Reggie Bullock were the final two taking shots behind..." October 24

  • Klay Thompson Trolled by Warriors After Missing NBA 75 Team

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson was one of the more notable omissions from the NBA 75 Team, and he made his opinion on that known in an Instagram post. It was a tough snub for Thompson, but the Warriors tried to put a smile on his face by putting a No. 77..." October 24

  • LeBron James Defends Dwyane Wade's Son Zaire From Haters

    Fadeaway World "Dwyane Wade's son, Zaire Wade, was one of the names called on Saturday's NBA G League draft, being selected as the 10th overall pick of the afternoon. Zaire previously played with LeBron James' son, Bronny James, at Sierra Canyon.  Now he's getting close to the..." October 24

  • 4 Cavs takeaways after first three games of the season

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers got off to a slow start to the 2021-22 season with a 1-2 record. They lost their opening game against the Memphis Grizzlies on a 132-121 defeat followed by another loss to the Charlotte Hornets on a 123-112 outcome. On Saturday night, the..." October 24

  • Stephen A. Smith Calls Out Dwight Howard Over Incident With Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "Everybody had something to say about the unfortunate incident between Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard during Friday night's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns.  The two big men starred in a heated altercation on the bench, which set the alarms at Staples..." October 24

  • Kevin Garnett finally makes public acknowledgement of Ray Allen

    Larry Brown Sports "Against all odds, the basketball world is witnessing its own version of the Peace of Westphalia. Retired Basketball Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett took a major step this week in ending his longstanding feud with former Boston Celtics teammate Ray Allen. Garnett publicly acknowledged..." October 24

  • Paul George compares Ja Morant to MVP Derrick Rose

    Clutch Points "Despite another valiant effort, Paul George and the LA Clippers dropped their second game of the season to Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies, 120-114. The game featured double-digit leads for both teams, but a third quarter scoring drought for the Clippers allowed the Grizzlies..." October 24

  • Russell Westbrook: 'I'm OK with adversity' amid Lakers' slow start

    The Score "Russell Westbrook's first couple of games in purple and gold haven't gone as well as he'd hoped, but the new Los Angeles Lakers guard isn't losing sleep over the rough start. "I'm OK with adversity, honestly," Westbrook told ESPN's Dave..." October 24

  • Charles Barkley On Drinking Beer With Larry Bird On 1992 Team USA

    Fadeaway World "Larry Bird was as fierce as they come. Both on and off the court, the Boston Celtics legend was a great competitor, going all the way to beat rivals, even in meaningless tasks.  Charles Barkley learned this lesson the hard way, finding out how hard it was to beat Bird drinking..." October 24

  • Rajon Rondo on Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard Altercation: 'It Can Happen'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers stars Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard garnered attention for their heated altercation on the bench during Friday's loss to the Phoenix Suns. But their Los Angeles teammates aren't too concerned with the situation. Lakers veteran point guard Rajon..." October 24

  • Knicks see ‘real fun season’ ahead with offensive changes clicking

    New York Post "Judging by their first two games, the Knicks have a bountiful future in store for them. Head coach Tom Thibodeau implored his troops to increase their volume in two areas — 3-point attempts and pace — and the Knicks have displayed more of both so far. October 24

  • Alex Caruso has Already Gained ‘MVP’ Status with Bulls Fans

    Heavy "Arturas Karnisovas and the Chicago Bulls made a number of moves throughout the offseason, including the signing of former Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso. A member of the 2020 title team, he brings a defensive prowess and championship experience to the..." October 24

  • 4 changes Celtics need to make to get back on track

    Clutch Points "In the first game of the 2021-22 campaign, the Boston Celtics dropped a double overtime squeaker to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Jayson Tatum shot 7/30 from the field, but it was an all-around phenomenal performance by the Celtics in head coach Ime..." October 24

  • 5 NBA Panic Trades Fans Already Want to See

    Bleacher Report "For fans of certain NBA teams, is it too early to panic? A one or two-game sample size certainly isn't much to go off of, but it can reaffirm fears that fans may have already had involving players or weaknesses that the team did not address in the offseason. The war..." October 23

  • This Nets-Pistons Trade Is Centered Around Kyrie Irving

    NBA Analysis "The Brooklyn Nets will be one of the favorites to win the NBA Championship this season but they might have to do it without their All-Star point guard. Kyrie Irving will likely not play for the Nets this season and that will continue to be a storyline over the beginning of the regular..." October 23

  • Daryl Morey gets slammed by NBPA exec over ugly Ben Simmons comments

    Clutch Points "NBPA executive director Michelle Roberts is not happy with Daryl Morey’s unsympathetic comments about the Philadelphia 76ers’ wantaway star Ben Simmons. When addressing the situation recently, Morey didn’t hold back his thoughts about their plans for..." October 23

  • Danny Ainge Didn't Want To Trade Jaylen Brown For James Harden, Says Kendrick Perkins

    Fadeaway World "Even though he doesn't get the same attention as other young players like Devin Booker, Ben Simmons, and even teammate Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown is one of the best talents in the NBA right now.  The Boston Celtics young star has improved his game season after season,..." October 23

  • Insider Reveals Odds of Warriors Making Last-Gasp Run at Ben Simmons

    Heavy "The rumors connecting Ben Simmons to the Golden State Warriors just won’t seem to go away, and the new public drama between the Philadelphia 76ers and their unhappy All-Star has revived them once again. After requesting a trade this summer, Simmons finally returned to..." October 23

  • Kyle Kuzma Thinks Wizards Were Right To Trade Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers acquire Russell Westbrook in a blockbuster 5 team trade, sending out Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Montrezl Harrell out, to the Wizards. The Wizards also ended up getting Aaron Holiday from the Indiana Pacers, and Spencer Dinwiddie via sign-and-trade from the..." October 23

  • Chris Paul, Devin Booker react to rumored bombshell report on Suns owner Robert Sarver

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns are definitely on a high on the basketball court after a resounding victory over LeBron James and the retooled Los Angeles Lakers. But an ominous cloud currently hangs over the organization after reports that an ESPN story is about to..." October 23

  • 1 Way-Too-Early Observation For Each NBA Team

    NBA Analysis "The 2021-22 NBA season tipped off on Tuesday night with the defending World Champion Milwaukee Bucks hosting the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers hosting the Golden State Warriors, two games that were sights to see for everyone who loves the NBA!  Basketball is back and..." October 23

  • Dwyane Wade celebrates son Zaire’s G-League draft selection

    Clutch Points "Former NBA star Dwayne Wade, now a part-owner of the Utah Jazz, shared a special moment with his son Zaire Wade. Zaire was selected in the G-League Draft by the Jazz affiliation. Dwayne and Zaire Wade are shown screaming and jumping in excitement after Zaire was informed he..." October 23

  • Nets revert to small-ball after big experiment comes up short

    New York Post "The small-ball-happy Nets experimented with going big for the first two games of this season, but when push came to shove, they went with what they knew. And it worked. Head coach Steve Nash started Nic Claxton and Blake Griffin together in the frontcourt in..." October 23

  • ‘Finger Guns’ Gesture Could Get Rondo Suspended

    Heavy "It has not been the kind of opening week the Lakers envisioned when they brought together some of the biggest names in today’s NBA—heck, in the history of the NBA—over the offseason. The team is 0-2 and the Dwight Howard-Anthony Davis sideline..." October 23

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. key reason for Hornets' early success

    Yardbarker "The free-agent addition of Kelly Oubre Jr. is a key reason why the Hornets have seen success to start the season, Roderick Boone of the Charlotte Observer writes. Boone also cites the team’s depth, exploring why it could succeed beyond this week. “We..." October 23

  • Gregg Popovich: "Nikola Jokic Is A 7-Foot Larry Bird Type Guy... It's Incredible."

    Fadeaway World "Nikola Jokic won the MVP during the 2020-21 season, and he has led the Denver Nuggets to a 2-0 start to the season. He is putting up averages of 29.5 PPG and 14.5 RPG thus far, and it looks as though the Nuggets could be a force even if they'll be without Jamal Murray for part of the..." October 23

  • Kyle Lowry opens up on avoiding DeMar DeRozan-esque divorce with Raptors

    Clutch Points "Former Toronto Raptors star Kyle Lowry was worried that he would have a DeMar DeRozan-type of divorce with the Raptors. In July 2018, Toronto sent DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Kawhi Leonard. The latter only spent one year in Toronto before..." October 23

  • Lance Stephenson Selected by Nuggets' Affiliate in 2021 NBA G League Draft

    Bleacher Report "Veteran NBA guard Lance Stephenson was selected 13th overall by the Grand Rapids Gold in the first round of the 2021 NBA G League draft on Saturday. The Gold are the G League affiliate of the Denver Nuggets, and they are set to give Stephenson an opportunity to earn his way..." October 23

  • Julius Randle speaks out on heated altercation with Wendell Carter Jr.

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks rolled over the Orlando Magic on Friday night in a massive 121-96 victory. Emotions were clearly running high when Julius Randle attempted to put Wendell Carter Jr on a poster with a dunk, but the Magic big man instead fouled him hard across the..." October 23