• Spurs Hope To Offer Leonard $219 Million Supermax

    SLAM Online "Kawhi Leonard only appeared in nine games for the San Antonio Spurs this season and didn’t attend any of the squad’s playoff games against the Golden State Warriors; however, the franchise still hopes its relationship with Leonard can be repaired. If so, they’ll be willing to..." May 21

  • Budenholzer Seeks To Unlock Bucks’ Defensive Potential

    Hoops Rumors "Mike Budenholzer will prioritize improving the Bucks’ defense, Genaro C. Armas of the Associated Press reports. Budenholzer, who agreed to a four-year contract last week to become the team’s head coach, feels Milwaukee’s roster has plenty of good defensive pieces and..." May 21

  • Warriors' Andre Iguodala Doubtful for Game 4 vs. Rockets with Knee Injury

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors wing Andre Iguodala is doubtful for Tuesday's Game 4 matchup against the Houston Rockets with "knee soreness," according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.  Per Slater, "Iguodala's left knee contusion worsened overnight. Didn't..." May 21

  • Mavs will reportedly target DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks have missed the postseason the past two years and have not won a playoff series since they were crowned NBA champions in 2011, and it sounds like they are ready to get back to winning. While there has been talk that the Mavericks could target Texas big man Mo..." May 21

  • Alvin Gentry highlights Pelicans' desire to re-sign DeMarcus Cousins

    ESPN "Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says "there's not one single person" in the organization that doesn't want free agent DeMarcus Cousins to return to the team. "I don't really talk about free agency. But the bottom line is that obviously we'd like to have him..." May 21

  • LeBron James 'appreciative' of hometown effort to put up statue of him

    Sporting News "LeBron James is already a legend in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, and now a statue could be put up in his honor. Aaron Carey, who played basketball at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School six years after James did, started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the statue, the..." May 21

  • Raptors Interviewed Jerry Stackhouse

    SLAM Online "The Toronto Raptors reportedly interviewed Jerry Stackhouse, the coach of the G-League’s Raptors 905, for their head coaching position, per Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania. Stackhouse was an assistant coach for the Raptors in 2015 and has led Raptors 905 to back-to-back..." May 21

  • Lakers' front office indicates mutual interest in re-signing Randle, but agent says their priorities are unclear

    Los Angeles Times "Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka told The Times on Friday that the Lakers' front office is constantly in touch with Julius Randle's representatives, and there has been "a mutual exchange of interest and hoping that we can work something out for both..." May 21

  • Klay Thompson on Stephen Curry’s profane outburst: ‘I hope Riley didn’t see it’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Through halftime of Game 3, Stephen Curry was shooting 3-of-20 on 3-pointers in the Western Conference finals. The Rockets targeted him relentlessly while he was on defense. The Warriors had been outscored with him on the court. For days, questions swirled. Is Curry..." May 21

  • Cavs must maintain sense of urgency entering Game 4, Ty Lue says

    ESPN "Down 0-2 in the Eastern Conference finals heading into Saturday's Game 3, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue had desperation on his side as his team played with a have-to-have-it edge in their 116-86 blowout of the Boston Celtics. Now Lue is tasked with distilling that same..." May 21

  • Could the NBA Conference Finals Be Any More Boring?

    The Big Lead "The NBA is a feel-good place where the public focuses on the positives instead of wading into the muck and mire to bring everyone down. And, hey, that’s a good thing because sports are supposed to be fun. But what might it look like if we applied the same “is this bad for the..." May 21

  • Clippers Looking to Trade Up in NBA Draft; Have Their Eyes Set on New Franchise Player

    Black Sports Online "The Clippers have two lottery picks, but they are late lottery picks, with that being said a team that has multiple needs could be interested in moving down. It is easy to blow one first round pick, harder to blow two (not impossible though). The Ringer has the..." May 21

  • Donte DiVincenzo Expected To Remain In Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Villanova sophomore guard Donte DiVincenzo is expected to remain the draft barring an injury or significant change in performance during workouts, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. DiVincenzo’s stock soared during last week’s draft combine, according to Scott..." May 21

  • Knicks ‘Have The Hots’ For Trae Young, Interest Is Mutual

    SLAM Online "Trae Young’s father, Ray, told the New York Daily News last week that his son would be prepared to flourish under the New York spotlight: “That’s what Trae lives for. He lives for that type of stuff. Just think about it: He’s probably the most talked about,..." May 21

  • Frank Ntilikina is back from France, will meet with Fizdale for the first time today

    Yardbarker "Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina has returned from France and will meet new coach David Fizdale for the first time today, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. Fizdale said he wants to establish “great relationships with his players,” which is an area where management..." May 21

  • Josh Okogie Opts To Stay In Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Georgia Tech shooting guard Josh Okogie has decided to remain in the draft, he announced in a Twitter statement. Okogie is ranked N0. 50 among ESPN’s Jonathan Givony’s Top 100 prospects. The 6’4” sophomore averaged 18.2 PPG, 6.3 RPG and 2.5 APG in his final..." May 21

  • Kevin Durant had perfect response to Charles Barkley about 'annoying' Draymond Green

    CBS Sports "The Inside the NBA crew has taken their show on the road for the Western Conference finals, so they were at Oracle Arena for Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. And because they were at the arena for the show, they were able to have Kevin Durant on the set after the..." May 21

  • Steve Kerr: Warriors bracing for ‘incredibly difficult’ Game 4 vs. Rockets

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors looked more than pleased to be home in their blowout win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night, but Steve Kerr expects the Western Conference Finals to get a lot tougher going forward. After his team cruised to a 126-85 win, Kerr stressed the importance of..." May 21

  • Matt Barnes Not Welcome at Derek Fisher's Wedding ... Says Ex-Wife

    TMZ "Matt Barnes will "absolutely not" be in attendance when his ex-wife, Gloria Govan, marries Derek Fisher ... so says Gloria, who claims the ex-NBA stars are still NOT on great terms.  Remember, Barnes congratulated Govan and Fisher after they got engaged back in..." May 21

  • Thunder trying to avoid having to rebuild this offseason

    Yardbarker "After making significant trades the past two summers, Thunder GM Sam Presti is hoping for a quieter offseason, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman. Of course, that will largely be determined by Paul George, who is expected to opt out of his $20.7MM salary for next season and test the free..." May 21

  • Larry Brown Gets Job Offer In Italy

    Hoops Rumors "Former NBA coach Larry Brown has received an offer to become a senior assistant with Fiat Torino, according to Orazio Cauchi of Sportando. The 77-year-old hasn’t coached since resigning at Southern Methodist two years ago. Fiat head coach Paolo Galbiati hopes to add someone with..." May 21

  • Scottie Pippen Won’t Compare LeBron and Jordan

    The Sports Post "The days of comparing LeBron James and Michael Jordan are over… for Scottie Pippen. For us, sports fans and pundits alike, these comparisons will never die. After all, why enjoy generational talents when you can just dissect literally everything two athletes do and don’t do? Why..." May 21

  • Chris Paul's leg injury hampered his play in Game 3

    The Sports Daily "It seems Chris Paul’s leg injury may be slightly more serious than we imagined. In the first half of Game 3, the Houston Rockets point guard did not look like his usual self. Paul’s jumper looked very off, and his only field goal came on a goaltending call on a shot that..." May 21

  • Stephen Curry Given a Stern Lecture By His Mom After Hitting Rockets With F-Bomb Tirade

    ESPN "Stephen Curry was cooking so much in the third quarter of Game 3 that after a successful driving floater in traffic, he faced the crowd, took his mouthpiece out and shouted, "This is my f---ing house!" "I blacked out," he said. Curry's emotions..." May 21

  • Players Among Those Who Built The Bridge Between Durant And Golden State

    Hoops Rumors "Peak Stephen Curry came to play during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. The two-time MVP hit all seven of his shots from the field during a third quarter that essentially put the game out of reach. He finished with a game-high 35 points, delivering a series of highlights..." May 21

  • Kerr thinks Andre Iguodala will be ‘alright’ after bumping knees

    Larry Brown Sports "Andre Iguodala left Sunday’s Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals with what looked like a leg issue, but Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr does not seem to be worried about it. Kerr said after the game that Iguodala should be “alright” and that he just bumped..." May 21

  • Mike D'Antoni Says Rockets 'Played Soft' in Game 3 Blowout Loss vs. Warriors

    Bleacher Report "Head coach Mike D'Antoni isn't mincing words after the Houston Rockets' 41-point embarrassment at the hands of the Golden State Warriors Sunday. "We played soft, actually. You can't do that with these guys—these guys are good," D'Antoni told..." May 21

  • Kings, Hawks could pass on Luka Doncic if he's not picked No. 1 by Suns

    CBS Sports "Luka Doncic just won the EuroLeague championship for Real Madrid, and at 19 years old he became the youngest player to win the Final Four MVP and EuroLeague MVP. He has yet to announce if he'll be coming over from Europe to the NBA, but the assumption is that he will be in the playing in..." May 21

  • Luka Doncic leads Real Madrid to Euroleague title, will reveal NBA decision 'soon'

    ESPN UK "Eight months after helping Slovenia to its first European Championship, Luka Doncic added a Euroleague title to his ever-growing mantel, which now also includes the Euroleague MVP and Euroleague Final Four MVP awards. The 19-year-old, who is currently slated as the No. 2 prospect on..." May 21

  • Larry Brown once told Trevor Ariza to never shoot

    Los Angeles Times "A pump fake and dribble to the left, rise, release and swish. Trevor Ariza's smooth stroke from the right corner happened during a defensive breakdown for the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, because a good defensive possession doesn't end with..." May 21

  • Jay Triano to be Charlotte Hornets assistant

    Charlotte Observer "Jay Triano, a former NBA head coach with the Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns, will join James Borrego’s staff with the Charlotte Hornets, a league source confirmed. Triano interviewed last week for the job, after being informed a couple of weeks ago he would not get the..." May 21

  • Marcus Morris, Jaylen Brown Talk Game 3 Woes, Ready to 'Fight' in Game 4 vs Cavs

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics forwards Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown don't expect their team to repeat its disappointing Game 3 performance when the Eastern Conference Finals resume Monday. "That [Celtics] team we saw [in Game 3], I'm 100 percent sure it won't be the same team on..." May 21

  • Warriors set NBA playoff record with 16th straight home win

    The Score "Death, taxes, and the Golden State Warriors winning playoff games at Oracle Arena. By defeating the Houston Rockets 126-85 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday, the reigning NBA champions established a new league record with their 16th straight playoff victory on their..." May 21

  • Rumor: Los Angeles Lakers make promise to take Mitchell Robinson

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers may not have their own No. 10 overall pick in the NBA Draft, but a savvy trade deadline deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers gave them the No. 25 pick and a chance to add a valuable role player. Last year, they added Kyle Kuzma at No. 27 and Josh Hart at..." May 20

  • Kings, Hawks Could Pass On Luka Doncic

    Real GM Basketball "There is a growing belief that both the Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks are prepared to pass on Luka Doncic if he is available to them at No. 2 and No. 3. The Phoenix Suns are expected to take Deandre Ayton at No. 1.  " May 20

  • Jay Triano to be Charlotte Hornets assistant, source confirms

    Charlotte Observer "Jay Triano, a former NBA head coach with the Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns, will join James Borrego’s staff with the Charlotte Hornets, a league source confirmed. Triano interviewed last week for the job, after being informed a couple of weeks ago he would not get the..." May 20

  • Marcus Morris acknowledges ‘s–t job’ defensively on LeBron James in Game 3

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James well and truly scorched the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and Marcus Morris is owning up to it. James delivered a 27-point, 12-assist performance against the Celtics to cut Cleveland’s series deficit to 2-1. Morris, his primary defender,..." May 20

  • LeBron James' Cavs were their best selves in Game 3, but can they keep it up?

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers had a pep in their collective step on Saturday, and they should have. Down 2-0 heading into Game 3 of their conference finals series against the Boston Celtics, the Cavaliers' season was essentially on the line.  You could tell mere minutes into the..." May 20

  • Watch: LeBron Throws Towel Away From Trump Supporter Clearly Asking for it

    12 Up "​As we all know, LeBron James is one of the many NBA stars who has a bit of a ​beef with President Donald Trump. It all really came to light when James backed Steph Curry after the Warriors guard made it known he ​wasn't going to visit the White House. And now, James has doubled..." May 20

  • Draymond Green Says The Warriors Allow One Letdown Game Per Series But Are Now ‘Locked In’

    Dime Magazine "The Houston Rockets surprised many when they blitzed the Golden State Warriors in Game 2, en route to a 127-105 win to even the series at 1-1 heading to Oakland. After a Game 1 in which Houston seemed out of sorts at times on offense and had few answers for the Warriors on the..." May 20

  • Udonis Haslem Not Interested In Coaching

    Real GM Basketball "Udonis Haslem is unsure if he will return for a 16th NBA season, but he does know he's not interested in a coaching role. "When you get to this stage of your career and your life, you either do it or you don't," he said. "You can't really turn it on and off...." May 20

  • Draymond Green says Warriors 'at our best when we feel threatened'

    ESPN "After the Golden State Warriors suffered a 22-point blowout loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, Draymond Green said he expects his team to have an edge heading into Game 3 on Sunday. "I think we're at our best when we feel threatened,"..." May 20

  • Sam Presti not ready to rebuild Thunder yet

    The Oklahoman "In June 2016, Sam Presti traded Serge Ibaka for Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis and Ersan Ilyasova, the latter of which was eventually dispatched for Jerami Grant and a top-20 protected first-round draft pick. In June 2017, Presti traded Oladipo and Sabonis for Paul..." May 20

  • Jalen Rose Believes LeBron James Should Sign With This Team In Free Agency

    NESN "LeBron James has the opportunity to make a career-altering change this summer. James is expected to opt out of his current contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and become a free agent come July. While the star forward will have his pick of a number of attractive destinations, one NBA..." May 20

  • Cavaliers’ Kendrick Perkins not into “all that new stuff” like Chewbacca

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chewbacca was at Game 3 in Cleveland Saturday. Sitting courtside. Why? Because growing up on Kashyyyk he played a little hoop and admires LeBron James‘ skill? Because Drake gave him the tickets? Maybe. I mean, it’s not like that was just a clever little publicity stunt for..." May 20

  • J.R. Smith admits to 3-day off helping Cavs’ old legs

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers pushed their way back in the Eastern Conference Finals with a blowout 116-86 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 on Saturday. It was a collective offensive effort from the Cavaliers that they have yet to show against the Celtics that had put them in a quick..." May 20

  • Knicks coach David Fizdale meets up with Kristaps Porzingis’ agent in Manhattan, says source

    New York Daily News "Knicks head coach David Fizdale took the first step toward building — and in many ways repairing — a relationship with Kristaps Porzingis by meeting with the All-Star forward's agent Janis Porzingis, the Daily News has learned. According to a Knicks source, Fizdale and..." May 20

  • For star-hungry Sixers, this summer could be their last chance

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "This was always going to be an important summer for the star-hungry Sixers. But it may be even more dire than it seems. The Athletic Bay Area reported last week that Klay Thompson and the Warriors have already engaged in discussions about a contract extension. While the..." May 20

  • Who could Knicks target at No. 9 in NBA Draft?

    SNY TV "The NBA Draft order is set and the Knicks will be picking ninth. The last time the Knicks picked in that spot, they took Michael Sweetney...and we know how that turned out. The jury is still out on their eighth pick last year, Frank Ntilikina, but the Knicks badly need to take an..." May 20

  • Jerami Grant Optimistic About Re-Signing With Thunder

    Real GM Basketball "Jerami Grant enters free agency after becoming a key part of the Oklahoma City Thunder rotation in his second season with the club. The Thunder exercised their 17-18 team option on Grant last offseason, which prevented him from becoming a restricted free agent but makes him an..." May 20