• Kawhi Leonard’s Questions For The Clippers During Free Agency Have Been Revealed

    Fadeaway World "It was apparently a three-team race for Kawhi Leonard in the days leading up to his final decision this summer. The Lakers, Raptors, and Clippers began a brutal and hard-fought war for the services of the 2x Finals MVP that lasted almost a week before the Clips were finally declared winners by..." July 23

  • Report: Zion Williamson made millions more from Nike due to shoe malfunction

    Larry Brown Sports "A malfunction with a pair of sneakers made by Nike may have cost Zion Williamson some time during the college basketball season earlier this year, but it sounds like it actually turned out to be a good thing for the former Duke star. Williamson announced on Tuesday that he has signed..." July 23

  • Ranking the NBA's Top 10 Value Contracts Post-Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "As the dust settles on the 2019 NBA free-agency frenzy, a picture has emerged of the league's most overpaid and underpaid players. To own a value contract, a player has to produce at a level that exceeds most of those around him who earn far more. For example,..." July 23

  • Report: Lakers still want Andre Iguodala for final roster spot

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers have conspicuously left their 15th and final roster spot unused. While there is a chance that they fall in love with a surprising player at training camp, it has been obvious for weeks that the Lakers have very specific plans for that slot. They want Andre Igudoala to get..." July 23

  • Marc Gasol Says ‘Thank God’ The Grizzlies Ignored His Desire To Stay In Memphis

    Dime Magazine "Marc Gasol basically grew up in Memphis. While big brother Pau was making his mark as a young prospect with the Grizzlies in the early 2000s, Marc was spending his awkward high school years at Lausanne Collegiate School in a Memphis suburb. As fate would have it, the Lakers drafted him in 2007..." July 23

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Primed To Be OKC’s Point Guard Of The Future

    Hoops Rumors "Much attention has been given to all the picks that the Clippers sent to the Thunder in the Paul George trade but the franchise also received Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in addition to Danilo Gallinari. The Italian forward has just one season left on his deal but Gilgeous-Alexander is expected..." July 23

  • Al Horford says Celtics accusation of 76ers tampering is ‘kind of ridiculous’

    WEEI Boston "A recent report indicated the Celtics weren’t too pleased with Al Horford being tampered with prior to the NBA’s Free Agency Moratorium — even though the Celtics began their pursuit of Kemba Walker well before the official June 30 start date. Of course, with Horford..." July 23

  • Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell switches agents, returns to Rich Paul

    Clips Nation "In some off the court news, Clippers’ star reserve big man Montrezl Harrell has returned to Klutch Agency, and will be repped once again by Rich Paul. Paul was Harrell’s agent entering the NBA, and while Harrell went elsewhere for a couple years, he will rejoin Paul, presumably in..." July 23

  • Should Lakers be concerned about LeBron James' workload?

    Sporting News "The Lakers took a big swing and missed on signing Kawhi Leonard when he chose to join the Clippers, yet still walked away from the offseason with a much-improved roster. All-Star forwards LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be surrounded by new role players like Danny Green, DeMarcus Cousins..." July 23

  • Karl-Anthony Towns Talks Changes In Minnesota, False Narratives Off The Court

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has seen its share of power moves by players. Kawhi Leonard joined the Clippers this offseason while angling for the Paul George trade. Anthony Davis, who shares an agent with LeBron James, demanded a trade with eyes for the Lakers and Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving reportedly began..." July 23

  • Petition launched asking Jazz for ‘overdue’ Jerry Sloan statue

    Sportress of Blogitude "Utah Jazz fans believe it is long past time to pay proper tribute to legendary head coach Jerry Sloan, and action has been taken with the launch of a petition asking the organization to do something about it. Sloan, who coached the Jazz for 23 seasons, retired following the 2010-11..." July 23

  • Knicks the most valuable team in the NBA, per Forbes

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks have been a walking disaster on and off the court under owner James Dolan, but it hasn’t impacted the team’s value. According to Forbes, the Knicks are still the most valuable team in the NBA at $4 billion. The Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State..." July 23

  • DeMar DeRozan withdraws from Team USA ahead of FIBA World Cup

    Pounding The Rock "USA Basketball season is in full swing as the team prepares for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup that will be taking place later this summer. As the team has gone through training camp, a majority of the stars present have withdrawn their names from the list of potential players to make..." July 23

  • Brandon Goodwin, Hawks Agree To Two-Way Deal

    CBS Sports "Goodwin has agreed to a two-way contract with the Hawks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Goodwin appeared in 16 games for the Nuggets last season, totaling 23 points, 14 assists and three rebounds across 57 minutes. " July 23

  • Bring Carmelo Anthony back, and 4 other ways to fix Team USA’s roster problem

    SB Nation "Team USA basketball has a commitment problem. The available player pool Team USA had to defend their FIBA World Cup title — already short due to injuries and withdrawals before the NBA season even ended — is shriveling into oblivion by the day. As it currently..." July 23

  • NBA Rumors: Here’s What Kawhi Leonard Asked Clippers During Free Agency

    NESN "The Los Angeles Clippers clearly pulled the right strings in their free agency courtship of Kawhi Leonard, highlighted, of course, by acquiring Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder to give the reigning NBA Finals MVP a superstar to play alongside. A deal didn’t..." July 23

  • Zion Williamson Has Signed A Sneaker Deal With Jordan Brand

    Dime Magazine "There hasn’t been a rookie with as much hype to enter the league as Zion Williamson in some time. While this obviously means basketball fans can’t wait to see what he can do on the floor, this also meant there was a whole lot of speculation about what he would end up wearing on his..." July 23

  • Matt Barnes Seeking Reduction In $90K/Year Child Support To Ex-Wife He Claims Doesn’t Have A Job

    Total Pro Sports "Former NBA star Matt Barnes seems to be in a never-ending battle in court with his ex-wife, Gloria Govan. The two have been at odds for years, but got extremely ugly a few years ago when Matt Barnes famously drove hundreds of miles after practice to fight former teammate Derek Fisher who had..." July 23

  • Russell Westbrook, Paul George Approached Thunder Around Draft About Discontent

    Real GM Basketball "Russell Westbrook and Paul George both communicated their discontent to the Oklahoma City Thunder around the time of the draft, sources told Jovan Buha and Sam Amick of The Athletic. Both Westbrook and George expressed interest in the Thunder making significant changes..." July 23

  • Report: NBA Investigating Tampering on Some of Earliest 2019 Free-Agent Signings

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is reportedly investigating whether teams tampered in order to secure some of the earliest free-agent signings this offseason. According to ESPN's Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst, the investigation began after the NBA's Board of Governors meeting in..." July 23

  • NBA looking at free-agency process, sources say

    ESPN "After hearing concerns from owners and fielding inquiries from top agents over the last several weeks, the NBA has opened an investigation into how free agency operated this summer, multiple league sources told ESPN. The scope of the investigation is still being determined, but..." July 23

  • NBA Rumors: Why Celtics wanted to offer Kyrie Irving an extension but didn't

    NBC Sports Boston "There's plenty of blame to go around in Kyrie Irving's failed marriage with the Boston Celtics. Do the NBA's contract rules deserve some of that blame? In a column published Tuesday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported the Celtics were planning to offer..." July 23

  • Report: 'Not Accurate' Kawhi Leonard Recruited Paul George to Demand LAC Trade

    Bleacher Report "Kawhi Leonard reportedly didn't recruit Paul George to demand a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder before they both landed with Los Angeles Clippers. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Tuesday previous speculation about Leonard's..." July 23

  • Dwyane Wade’s Social Media Activity Suggests He’s Recruiting Anthony Davis to Miami Heat

    Total Pro Sports "Dwyane Wade might be retired from the NBA, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop trying to make the Miami Heat great again. The retired former all-star played a huge role in getting Jimmy Butler to come to the South Beach, and it seems he has his sights set on an even..." July 23

  • The 6 best free agents who still need a NBA home

    New York Daily News "September training camp is the next major juncture for the 2019-20 NBA season, and more than half of teams have an open roster spot available. Will those teams actually use their open slots? Or maybe the better question is: Which remaining free agents are worthy of those spots? While..." July 23

  • Report: Magic’s decision to tell media about meeting with Kawhi, Uncle Dennis helped torpedo Lakers’ chances

    SI "Magic Johnson may have hurt the Lakers' chances of landing Kawhi Leonard during free agency, according to The Athletic. Prior to his decision to sign with Clippers earlier this summer, the two-time NBA Finals MVP had been linked to the Lakers, Nets, Knicks and..." July 23

  • Predicting Top 2020 NBA Free Agents Who Will Jump Ship

    Bleacher Report "The busiest NBA offseason in recent memory has finally quieted down. The daily number of transactions is no longer impossible to keep up with, and now we have time to examine rosters with reasonable certainty that nothing major will change before the start of the season in..." July 23

  • Having failed conventionally, the Wizards are going to try to succeed radically

    Washington Post "Through all the high-minded execu-speak, with which you half expected a poster of a mighty eagle soaring above an inspirational saying to drop down from the ceiling — “Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise. . . ” — came..." July 23

  • Damian Lillard pulls out of USA Basketball camp; Jaylen Brown, Julius Randle added

    Sporting News "When USA Basketball announced a 20-man roster for training camp ahead of the FIBA World Cup, it appeared coach Gregg Popovich would have to make some tough choices to cut down to a 12-man tournament roster. With less than two weeks to go before camp opens in Las Vegas, though,..." July 23

  • Report: Clippers inquired about James Harden, Bradley Beal before trading for Paul George

    Clutch Points "The LA Clippers searched for different potential partners for Kawhi Leonard before sealing the deal to sign him. They analyzed and studied every roster and star player in the league, hoping to find the best potential fit to play next to Leonard, both on the court and..." July 23

  • Inside Kawhi Leonard’s Path To The Clippers

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers were portrayed as a distant third in the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes before the opportunity developed to trade for Paul George, but their work behind the scenes paved the way for success, according to Jovan Buha and Sam Amick of The Athleticin a detailed..." July 23

  • Why Kawhi Leonard's power move was a watershed moment

    ESPN "Kawhi Leonard nudging Paul George out of Oklahoma City with two years remaining on George's contract will go down as a watershed moment in the NBA -- for the teams it built and tore apart; for the bounty the Thunderreceived; but mostly for what it signified about the..." July 23

  • Karl-Anthony Towns: “I’m planning to be in Minnesota for a long time”

    Pro Basketball Talk "A few years back, Minnesota looked like a team on a fast rise in the West, mostly because Karl-Anthony Towns looked like a young dominant force starting to come of age in the league. It hasn’t worked out that way, even though Minnesota finally made the playoffs back in..." July 23

  • NBA Rumors: 3 Teams That Should Trade For Chris Paul

    Fadeaway World "Chris Paul is still one of the better basketball IQ’s in the game today. Even with age, Paul’s tremendous basketball mind adds value to any team. One of the better guards in the last decade and a basketball savant who has aged gracefully. Any team who is trying to contend now would..." July 23

  • NBA Rumors: Nuggets Could Acquire Bradley Beal In A Three-Team Deal With Suns And Wizards

    Inquisitr "The crazy 2019 NBA offseason featured several superstars leaving their respective teams either via trade or free agency to chase for an NBA championship somewhere else. Though most of the big names on the free agency market have already found a new home, there are still plenty of blockbuster..." July 23

  • Has Ben Simmons improved his jump shot this offseason?

    NBC Sports Boston "It's that time of year. When videos surface of NBA players working out or playing pickup games in the offseason that make people lose their minds one way or another.  This is especially the case with players who have glaring weaknesses fans are hoping they develop during the..." July 23

  • Rich Paul explains why he parted ways with Marcus Morris

    247 Sports "As all of you are aware, Marcus Morris is a member of the New York Knicks. After Morris had initially agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs on a two-year, $20 million deal, the power forward had second thoughts and eventually backed out of the deal. The Spurs lost interest and..." July 23

  • Rockets sign Ben McLemore to reported 2-year deal

    The Score "The Houston Rockets agreed to a deal with ex-lottery pick Ben McLemore, general manager Daryl Morey announced Tuesday. McLemore will reportedly sign a partially guaranteed two-year deal to give the Rockets added depth on the perimeter, a source told The..." July 23

  • Spurs To Sign Dedric Lawson

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs have reached an agreement to sign undrafted rookie Dedric Lawson, reports Jabari Young of The Athletic (Twitter link). According to Young, Lawson will receive an Exhibit 10 contract. A 6’9″ forward out of Kansas, Lawson entered the 2019..." July 23

  • Quinn Cook says Laker chemistry impressive, some players already working out together

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers enter this season title contenders. Which is where the franchise always believes it belongs. Two be a threat to win it all, two things have to happen for the Lakers. First, LeBron Jamesand Anthony Davis need to stay healthy for the playoffs (health matters to..." July 23

  • Damian Lillard, Kevin Love expected to make a decision on Team USA participation soon

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love are expected to make their decision soon on whether or not they’ll suit up for Team USA for the FIBA World Cup. Their decisions may make or break Team USA’s chances at defending their..." July 23

  • Marcus Morris denies Rich Paul had role in turning down Clippers

    Larry Brown Sports "Rich Paul has developed a successful roster of clients as an NBA agent, but he’s best known for his handling of LeBron James. That has sparked a lot of rumors that, even in his dealings with other clients, he’s looking out for James’ best interests. That chatter..." July 22

  • Tim Duncan Joins Spurs Coaching Staff as Assistant Coach

    The Big Lead "Tim Duncan put a quiet end to a legendary career in 2016, but it appears he couldn’t stay away. Shams Charnia reports Duncan will be joining Gregg Popovich’s coaching staff as an assistant coach for this upcoming season. First off, it’s going to..." July 22

  • Wizards Owner: John Wall “Probably Won’t” Play In 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "Speaking today to reporters, including Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington (Twitter link), Wizards owner Ted Leonsis acknowledged that injured point guard John Wall “probably won’t play” during the 2019/20 season. Wall is recovering from an Achilles tear he..." July 22

  • Sixers’ Tobias Harris withdraws from USA Basketball training camp, FIBA World Cup

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Tobias Harris, deciding to focus on the coming 76ers season, has become the latest NBA player to announce that he has pulled out of the USA Basketball training camp and the FIBA World Cup, The Inquirer has learned. The USA Basketball men’s national team mini-camp is set for this..." July 22

  • Raptors’ Kyle Lowry joins Priority Sports agency

    Sportsnet "Kyle Lowry appears to be readying for free agency next summer. Priority Sports, which counts Bradley Beal and Gordon Hayward among its star clients, announced on Twitter Monday that the Toronto Raptors star point guard had joined its team. The 33-year-old, who is coming off..." July 22

  • Bronny James Reportedly Has A New Girlfriend

    Fadeaway World "Arguably the biggest name in NBA history is LeBron James, the four-time MVP is still considered one of the best players in the league. The popularity and skill of LeBron has his son LeBron James Jr otherwise known as Bronny under a lot of pressure to follow in his footsteps. Bronny is..." July 22

  • Stephen A. claims Kawhi’s Uncle Dennis was asking for ‘houses, planes, sponsorship, guaranteed sponsorship money’

    Clutch Points "ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith says he has heard from people around the NBA that Kawhi Leonard’s uncle, Dennis Robertson, was asking potential suitors in free agency for “houses, planes, sponsorship, guaranteed sponsorship money” as perks. Leonard signed a three-year,..." July 22

  • Was The Knicks’ Offseason Maybe Not As Bad As We Thought After All?

    Uproxx "No NBA team invokes more schadenfreude for fans than the New York Knicks. They make it easy for us. The level of incompetence and futility over the past two decades has been staggering. Yet somehow, they stubbornly persist in the illusion that they are one of the league’s prestige..." July 22

  • Jazz's Mike Conley, Warriors' D'Angelo Russell on Team USA replacement short list

    The Score "USA Basketball is prepared in case more stars opt out of the upcoming FIBA World Cup. Golden State Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell and Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley are among some of the names included on Team USA's potential short list of replacements, according to The..." July 22