• Why the Knicks made a mistake by firing David Fizdale

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks fired David Fizdale as head coach on Friday, ending an experiment that lasted a year and a couple of months. The Knicks stunk during Fizdale’s short tenure as coach, going 21-83. That much is true. So, on the surface, New York’s decision to..." December 06

  • Raptors Expected To Make ‘Big Acquisition’ Before Trade Deadline

    Fadeaway World "Following the departure of Kawhi Leonard, the world was expecting a total rebuild for the defending NBA Champions. With their biggest star gone, and questions looming about their potential without him, it seemed inevitable that the franchise was headed in a new direction. Yet, when..." December 06

  • D’Angelo Russell Trade Date Approaching, But Warriors “Not Pushing” the Market

    Heavy "We’re just a little more than a week away from the arrival of D’Angelo Russell Day for the Warriors and the rest of the league. As of December 15, Golden State will be allowed under NBA rules to trade away Russell, who came to the Warriors last summer as part of..." December 06

  • Cavs Players Angry That John Beilein Treating Team Like College Program

    Cavaliers Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a dreadful start to the 2019-20 season, and it appears that the team’s players are already starting to point fingers at rookie head coach John Beilein. According to a report from Joe Vardon and Shams Charania of The..." December 06

  • James Harden told Mike D’Antoni during last playoff game Rockets had to move Chris Paul

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Rockets repeatedly pushed that no rift existed between James Harden and Chris Paul. Chris Paul blew the lid right off the idea. Paul said, since getting traded to the Thunder, he and Harden hadn’t really spoken. Paul also..." December 06

  • The Pelicans Are ‘Very Likely’ To Hold Zion Williamson Out Of Back-To-Backs

    Uproxx "Monday marked six weeks since Zion Williamson underwent surgery to repair the partially torn meniscus in right knee. The No. 1 overall pick was given an initial timetable of 6-8 weeks by the New Orleans Pelicans, and while Williamson “turned a corner” this week, according..." December 06

  • Andre Iguodala Reportedly Could Be Traded To Rockets For “Superfluous Parts”

    Fadeaway World "James Harden is doing his best to lead the Rockets to the top of the West this season. 21 games in, and it’s fair to say the team is falling short on their goals. An up-and-down couple of weeks has Houston as one of the NBA’s biggest question marks of the new season, and nobody is..." December 06

  • Mo Bamba Caught Sliding into the DMs at 3am

    Sports Gossip "One of the worst things to happen is waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep. So we have to find an activity to help us. Mo Bamba decided sliding into DM's would help him. " December 06

  • Khloe Kardashian Says She Forgives Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods in Lengthy Instagram Rant

    People "Khloé Kardashian harbors no ill feelings toward Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods following their cheating scandal earlier this year. On Thursday, Kardashian, 35, spoke out on the status of her relationship with both Thompson, 28, and Woods, 22, on her..." December 06

  • Knicks fire coach David Fizdale

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks have fired head coach David Fizdale, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The Knicks have also dismissed assistant coach Keith Smart.      

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  • Did Raptors' star-stopping defense go too far in trying to limit James Harden?

    The Score "Over the first six weeks of the season, the Toronto Raptors' defense has earned a reputation for stymieing its opponents' best players. With janky, unpredictable, and hyper-aggressive schemes, the Raptors repeatedly kept other team's stars flustered and off-balance. LeBron..." December 06

  • Jimmy Butler ‘ghosted’ Rockets during 2019 free agency

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets pursued Jimmy Butler during the 2019 free agency period after they offered multiple draft picks to the Minnesota Timberwolves for him before his trade to the Philadelphia 76ers. "Look, the Houston Rockets wanted to pay Jimmy Butler the four-year max and he..." December 06

  • Adam Silver calls pay TV system “broken” as NBA struggles with early season ratings

    Awful Announcing "There’s no doubt that the NBA’s viewing numbers are down to start the year. There is plenty of room to debate why, with cord cutting and load management both coming under scrutiny, along with some unfortunate injuries blowing up some planned..." December 06

  • Adam Silver says he will not step in to fix the Knicks

    New York Daily News "The Knicks are in the midst of their worst stretch in franchise history: five consecutive years and counting with at least 50 losses. When the Garden was at a different (and recent) low point, then-NBA commissioner David Stern reportedly lobbied James Dolan to strip Isiah Thomas of..." December 06

  • J.J. Redick Is The Perfect Target For The Lakers

    Fadeaway World "The New Orleans Pelicans entered this campaign with a lot of optimism. The arrival of Zion Williamson, and several other key and talented pieces, meant (at least in their mind) they had a serious chance to compete this season. Unfortunately, Williamson has yet to see the floor this..." December 06

  • Raptors source: Team’s interest in Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson ‘news to me’

    Sportsnet "A source within the Toronto Raptors organization has told Sportsnet’s Michael Grange that the team’s reported interest in acquiring Tristan Thompson is “news to me,” contradicting earlier reporting that Toronto was “said to have high..." December 06

  • Knicks official Twitter account no longer including score on postgame tweets

    Clutch Points "At this point in the season, it appears that all hope has been lost for the struggling New York Knicks. So much so, that the team’s official Twitter account has decided to just omit the final score in a couple of their previous contests. Well, this is completely understandable when..." December 06

  • Are the Suns and Kings Better Off Without Their Prized Big Men?

    The Ringer "Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III have been conspicuous in their absence this season. The top two picks of the 2018 draft haven’t played since opening night. Ayton is serving a 25-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, while Bagley is sidelined with a broken thumb...." December 06

  • 5 Best Trade Packages For Blake Griffin

    Fadeaway World "It looks like it is time for the Detroit Pistons to start a rebuild. The Pistons are currently 6 games under .500 and haven’t shown that they are capable of contending with the top teams. With Andre Drummond, assuming he declines his player option, Reggie Jackson, and Langston..." December 06

  • Is Rockets' James Harden really having the best scoring season ever?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "James Harden is doing some crazy stuff this season. The former Sixth Man of the Year is nearly averaging an unfathomable 40 points per game. He just scored 60 points in a little more than 30 minutes of game action and hasn’t scored fewer than 25 points in a game since opening night...." December 06

  • Kenny Atkinson’s new coaching status highlights grim reality

    New York Post " It’s fitting that Wednesday’s win in Atlanta — where Kenny Atkinson served four years as an assistant before the Nets hired him — marked his first as the longest-tenured coach in the New York area. “I knew you were going to ask that. I think it..." December 06

  • The Nets have to make a roster cut and it won’t be an easy decision

    New York Daily News "The Nets have a decision to make, and it’s an uncomfortable one: Somebody must go. That’s the reality for a team with 16 players on a 15-man roster, and the Nets have less than two weeks to make a cut. The Nets ended up in this predicament when Wilson Chandler..." December 06

  • Teen's dying wish to shake Lebron James' hand

    Toronto Sun "Corey Groves’ dying wish is shake the hand of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Lebron James. The 17-year-old Brampton boy has stage four sarcoma cancer and has been given a year to live. He will be in Los Angeles on Christmas Day to see a game at the Staples Centre between..." December 06

  • Reporters feel like David Fizdale may be fired after Knicks’ embarrassing home loss

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks were blown out at home on Thursday night for their eighth straight loss, leading many NBA reporters to speculate that a David Fizdale firing could be imminent. The Knicks lost 129-92 to the Denver Nuggets to fall to 4-18 on the season. It was the team’s..." December 05

  • Source: Rockets to file protest of loss to Spurs

    Houston Chronicle "Having failed on Tuesday to get a review from the game officials, the Rockets on Thursday were ready to take their case to a higher court. The Rockets prepared to file a protest of Tuesday’s loss to the Spurs, a person with knowledge of the team’s plans said, with an..." December 05

  • Blazers To Fully Guarantee Carmelo Anthony’s Contract For Season

    Hoops Rumors "Fresh off his first Player of the Week award since 2014, Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony will have his partially guaranteed veteran’s minimum contract with the team become fully guaranteed. Thus, the 35 year-old Anthony will earn the full..." December 05

  • Luka Doncic is playing chess and NBA defenders are stuck on a checkers board

    Pro Basketball Talk "Luka Doncic’s second NBA season has been a revelation. It’s not a surprise, everyone knew Doncic was good, he did just win Rookie of the Year last season (and was EuroLeague MVP before that). It’s how good — MVP-level good — and how fast that has been the..." December 05

  • Knicks Are Still the Laughingstock of the NBA

    Bleacher Report "The Knicks have commitment issues.  Not flawed player-development tactics. Not poor offensive systems or defensive schemes. And not necessarily commitment issues from free agents, although that's become a separate problem as a result of a deeper..." December 05

  • NBA MVP odds: Luka Doncic closing gap on Giannis Antetokounmpo for top spot

    The Score "It looks like NBA sharp bettors may have been onto something. In July, Mavericks wing Luka Doncic opened at 50-1 to win MVP after an awe-inspiring Rookie of the Year campaign. Sharps pounced, pushing him closer to 20-1 before the season - a price that now looks..." December 05

  • Blazers Could Target Andre Iguodala And Jae Crowder

    Fadeaway World "Winners in 4 of their last 5 games, the Portland Trail Blazers are on an encouraging run of late, beating Chicago, OKC, and Sacramento. With a light schedule ahead, now could be their chance to make up the ground they lost in their abysmal start. Still, they shouldn’t stop..." December 05

  • Ashanti and James Harden Back Spending Time Together

    Sports Gossip "It's been a while since there's been a sighting of James Harden with a beautiful celebrity. Now it's possible he's back to spending time with Ashanti. " December 05

  • Luke Walton Accuser Drops Sexual Assault Lawsuit

    TMZ "The woman who accused Luke Walton of sexually assaulting her in a hotel room in 2017 has officially dropped her lawsuit against the NBA coach, TMZ Sports has learned. Kelli Tennant -- a former sports reporter -- had sued Walton claiming he forced himself on..." December 05

  • James Harden is playing his way into history — whether you like it or not

    Yahoo! Sports "First Quarter: An appreciation of James Harden  There’s been a lot of space dedicated to James Harden. Some of it fawning, but plenty of it has been derisive, pointing out his failures in the postseason and that his style is less than pleasing to the eye. And..." December 05

  • Former Suns coach Igor Kokoskov on Phoenix not drafting Luka Doncic: I sleep peacefully

    NBC Sports "Mavericks star Luka Doncic looks is taking the NBA by storm at age 20. Why did the Suns take Deandre Ayton No. 1 over Doncic – who went No. 3  – in last year’s NBA draft? Phoenix’s coach was even Igor Kokoskov, who..." December 05

  • Kendall Jenner 'wants her ex Ben Simmons back after his flirtation with Maya Jama'

    Daily Mail "Ben Simmons set tongues wagging when he left a flirty emoji on one of Maya Jama's Instagram posts last month. And it seems the British presenter's alleged connection with NBA player Ben, 23, has left his ex-girlfriend Kendall Jenner jealous - and keen to win him..." December 05

  • Raptors ‘said to have high interest’ in Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors are “said to have high interest” in acquiring Canadian forward Tristan Thompson, Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amico is reporting. “On the trade front, the Cavs have not taken part in any serious discussions,” Amico..." December 05

  • Several coaches unhappy with challenge system but the NBA is pleased with results

    Clutch Points "The implementation of a coach’s challenge has been received with plenty of backlash by NBA helmsmen, but the league is pleased with the results. Every coach in the league has tried to challenge at least once, but many are left uncertain by how the rule works, as challenging one call..." December 05

  • Lakers' Anthony Davis is making his case for Defensive Player of the Year

    ESPN "Ask Anthony Davis about the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award and the first thing he brings up is failure. "A couple of years ago, I feel like I should have won it," Davis told ESPN, looking back on his third-place finish in the 2017-18 season behind Rudy Gobert..." December 05

  • Terry Rozier Shooting His Shot With Singer Paloma Ford

    Black Sports Online "Terry Rozier is enjoying a pretty nice season with the Charlotte Hornets, averaging 17 PPG to go along with 4 assists as well. Now, he’s trying to take the success he’s having on the court, to Instagram. " December 05

  • Wizards will be without Jordan McRae for several weeks after surgery

    NBC Sports "The injuries continue to pile up for the Wizards, as back-up shooting guard Jordan McRae will now be out at least several weeks following a second surgery on his right ring finger. McRae had an initial procedure in October to fix a mallet fracture. He had a pin inserted in the finger..." December 05

  • Anthony Davis' 2-Way Dominance Driving Lakers' 19-3 Start

    Bleacher Report "The endorsements are rolling in for Anthony Davis as Defensive Player of the Year, which feels a little hasty less than a week into December. Head coach Frank Vogel stumped for Davis on Tuesday, and teammate LeBron James echoed the sentiment after the Los..." December 05

  • Dwight Howard’s a force in new role with Lakers

    Los Angeles Times "The role that Dwight Howard now plays for the Lakers is not the part he played in years past when he was the central character. But what Howard is focused on, LeBron James said Tuesday night, is being comfortable in his new capacity. So while Howard came off the bench for..." December 05

  • LeBron James Responds to Jazz TV Announcers’ Critiques

    SI "Lakers star LeBron James published an Instagram post on Wednesday responding to critiques from the Utah Jazz’s commentary team for celebrating shoeless on the court after a pair of Kyle Kuzma blocks late in Los Angeles’ 121-96 win over the Jazz on Tuesday night in..." December 05

  • Marcus Morris claims New York must ‘let it go,’ not get tight at end of games

    SNY TV "As the Knicks (4-17) prepare to host the Denver Nuggets (13-5) Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York, here are several notes from Wednesday's practice. With seven straight losses, the Knicks continue to search for their first win since Nov. 18's 123-105 victory against..." December 05

  • Nikola Mirotic laughs at accusation he bolted the NBA for money

    EuroHoops.net "Barcelona superstar Nikola Mirotic talked about the reasons he decided to sign with Barcelona in offseason and return to Europe following a five-year stint in the NBA. At 28 years of age, Mirotic was considered able to get a contract worth tens of millions if he opted to remain in the..." December 05

  • Knicks' non-competitive start could once again lead to another roster overhaul

    Newsday "It was the worst loss of the season, a 44-point beatdown at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks, and when it was over the Knicks could shake their heads and wonder how it happened and consider it a one-time event. But considering the worst night as a rarity diminishes just how bad things..." December 05

  • LeBron James Called Out by Commentators for Celebrating on Court With No Shoes During Jazz Game

    Complex "LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers was criticized on Wednesday night after he was seen stepping on to the court with no shoes on to celebrate teammate Kyle Kuzma blocking the Utah Jazz from scoring . Jazz announcers were heard..." December 05

  • LeBron James explains what he was doing during ridiculous travel that wasn't called

    Sporting News "LeBron James got away with one of the worst travels in NBA history, and he knows it. During the first quarter of the Lakers' Wednesday night win against the Jazz, James was dribbling the ball up court before he started just walking with the ball in his hands. Jazz defender Bojan..." December 05

  • Andre Iguodala: Stephen Curry Played 18 Holes of Golf in Between Back-to-Back, Scored 40 Points Anyway

    The Big Lead "Andre Iguodala marveled at Steph Curry's bionic abilities while appearing on the Erik Anders Lang show. As Iggy tells it, he went golfing with Curry in between a back-to-back. Curry not only played great golf, but heeded Steve Kerr's warning that he better also play great..." December 05

  • Kyrie Irving’s shoulder injury seems way worse than expected

    New York Post "The Nets have been about as transparent as a brick wall when it comes to Kyrie Irving’s shoulder injury. But the star’s absence is approaching three weeks, and multiple sources told The Post he could need a few more — if he’s lucky. Irving missed his 10th..." December 05