• Person close to Kawhi Leonard predicts he won’t leave Toronto

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard is said to be intent on signing with the Lakers when he becomes a free agent next summer, but that didn’t stop the Raptors from giving up their best player to acquire him via trade. One person close to the star forward thinks Toronto’s risk will pay off in a big..." July 22

  • JR Smith finally says goodbye to LeBron 21 days after Lakers announcement

    Pro Basketball Talk "Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith isn’t the most aware player on the court. We learned that the hard way during the NBA Finals. But life in Cleveland will move on, and with Smith apparently still on the roster for the foreseeable future. Smith was at one point in time a..." July 22

  • How LeBron to LA Will Impact 2019 NBA Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Next summer, for the first time in approximately forever, LeBron James will not be entering free agency or a contract year. But as is stated in the NBA's totally real offseason handbook under Rule No. 23, subsection L, bullet point No. 6, addendum 3Q: "From 2010 on, the month of July..." July 22

  • Toronto all-star game turning point for Leonard, Spurs

    Sportsnet "Do you believe in destiny? In a cruel twist of fate for the San Antonio Spurs and fortune for the Raptors, it appears Kawhi Leonard‘s first thoughts toward a life away from the storied Texas franchise began during his stay in Toronto for the 2016 NBA All-Star..." July 22

  • Cavaliers have more flexibility to spend in free agency without LeBron James

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers would have rather kept LeBron James, make no mistake. But with James and his roughly $36 million salary this season gone to the Lakers, Cleveland has more flexibility to add to its roster through free agency if it so chooses. For the first time in years, the..." July 22

  • Chinese Teams Interested In Jahlil Okafor?

    Hoops Rumors "Jahlil Okafor appears to have offers waiting in China if he can’t find an NBA team to sign him, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. The third player taken in the 2015 draft, Okafor washed out in Philadelphia and didn’t play much after being traded to the Nets in..." July 22

  • How DeMar DeRozan will limit and help the Spurs

    The Score "Kawhi Leonard robbed the San Antonio Spurs of leverage when he asked for a trade, but the club still had a choice to make: remain relevant, or rebuild. In trading Leonard to Toronto for 29-year-old All-Star DeMar DeRozan, the Spurs chose relevance, with Gregg Popovich's potential..." July 22

  • Tracy McGrady: I don’t see Raptors being No. 1 seed this year

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors put together their best season in franchise history in 2017-18, winning 59 games and earning the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Despite the regular-season success, Toronto came up short in the playoffs against LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers for the..." July 22

  • Rawle Alkins Agrees To Two-Way Deal With Bulls

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls have agreed to a two-way deal with undrafted guard Rawle Alkins, tweets Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. The Arizona product spent the past few weeks with the Raptors‘ Summer League team. Toronto liked Alkins’ summer performance where he averaged 9.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG..." July 22

  • DMV in Cleveland tapes a photo of LeBron to their camera to stop people smiling

    Pro Basketball Talk "A trip to the DMV is never at the top of anyone’s list of ways to spend an afternoon. Still, it’s a necessary evil of adult life. The DMV is a place for rules, one of the most common ones is that you are not allowed to smile in your picture for your driver’s license...." July 22

  • Isaiah Thomas questions why Jamal Crawford has not been signed yet

    Larry Brown Sports "Isaiah Thomas is going to bat for his fellow Washington native. In a post to Twitter on Saturday, the Denver Nuggets guard questioned why Jamal Crawford had not been signed yet, saying that it made “no sense.” Crawford, who is close friends with Thomas and often..." July 22

  • Fultz expected to be 76ers sixth man next season

    Larry Brown Sports "Markelle Fultz is ready to put the “6” in Philadelphia 76ers. In an appearance this week on 97.3 ESPN’s “The Sports Bash,” Keith Smith of Real GM spoke on Fultz and his expected role for the Sixers in 2018-19. “He’s probably likely..." July 22

  • Cavaliers Talking To Luke Babbitt, Trevor Booker

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers have reached out to free agents Luke Babbitt and Trevor Booker as they try to fill three open roster spots, according to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com. Cleveland saw its salary commitments for 2018/19 take a huge dive when LeBron James signed with the Lakers, but the Cavs..." July 22

  • With everything considered Lin doesn't fit with new Nets

    Yardbarker "Jeremy Lin was denying rumors of a possible trade the night before the Nets shipped him to Atlanta, writes Brian Lewis of The New York Post. Fans of the veteran guard have been bombarding Brooklyn GM Sean Marks with message of disapproval, but Lewis states that the trade shouldn’t be..." July 22

  • Cavs, Nwaba showing mutual interest in signing

    The Score "After having his qualifying offer rescinded by the Chicago Bulls, David Nwaba is free to go where he pleases as an unrestricted free agent, and the Cleveland Cavaliers could very well end up being his next home. The Cavs have reached out to the 25-year-old guard, who is reportedly..." July 22

  • Ex-Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams signs with Lakers

    The Spokesman Review "Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams’ pursuit of a spot in the NBA took another step forward. The 6-foot-9 forward apparently made a good impression on the Los Angeles Lakers in summer league. The NBA club announced Saturday it has signed Williams. No terms were..." July 22

  • FIAT Torino announced the signing of Jaylen Morris

    EuroHoops.net "As FIAT Torino announced, Jaylen Morris is their last addition from the American market. The 23 years old player spend most last season in the G-League with the Erie BayHawkswhere and he signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks on the 28th of February. " July 22

  • LeBron James Mural Featuring Kobe Bryant, Other Lakers Legends Vandalized

    Bleacher Report "Another mural featuring LeBron James in Los Angeles has been vandalized. On Saturday, Twitter user ThatHollywoodGuy tweeted a photo of the mural, which featured a white paint streak over LeBron's likeness. The mural also features Lakers legends Kobe Bryant, Shaquille..." July 21

  • Hawks to sign center Alex Len

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks did make a free-agent signing after all. The Hawks are finalizing a deal with free-agent center Alex Len, according to a person familiar with the situation. The deal will be for two years and $8.5 million. The deal, first reported by Yahoo Sports, will be..." July 21

  • Masai Ujiri: Raptors still open for business on trade market

    Sportsnet "Following the biggest — and perhaps most divisive — trade of his career, Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri stepped off a transatlantic flight, headed straight from the airport to the Scotiabank Arena in downtown Toronto, and addressed the media for the first time since..." July 21

  • Celtics' Gordon Hayward posts Instagram video of impressive workout as he continues comeback from leg injury

    CBS Sports "Gordon Hayward had an unfortunate start to his career with the Celtics when he broke his leg on the opening night of the NBA season. While the Celtics saw success without him, Hayward was definitely missed throughout the season, especially as Boston fought through injuries all season..." July 21

  • Montrezl Harrell reaches deal with LA Clippers

    NBA.com "Restricted free agent center Montrezl Harrell, who became a critical role player for the L.A. Clippers last season, has signed a two-year deal with the team, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Restricted free agent center Montrezl Harrell has agreed to a two-year, $12M..." July 21

  • Isaiah Wilkins gets camp deal with Charlotte

    CBS Sports "Wilkins signed a training camp contract with the Hornets on Saturday, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports. The Virginia product was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year last season on the back of 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals across 27.5 minutes per game. He also rebounded the ball..." July 21

  • Xinjiang Flying Tigers to offer monster deal to Dwyane Wade

    Clutch Points "Dwyane Wade’s accomplishments speak for themselves. Multiple championships, a Finals MVP, All-Star appearances, All-NBA selections, and the list goes on and on. There isn’t much left for Wade to prove. He’s mulling retirement, but one team hopes they can convince him..." July 21

  • DeRozan says thanks to Toronto

    The Score "DeMar DeRozan hasn't said much to Toronto Raptors management since the trade on Wednesday sending him to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard. But on Saturday he said thanks to the city and its fans. DeRozan leaves the Raptors as the franchise's all-time leader in games,..." July 21

  • Why Durant Needs to Sign With the Knicks

    Complex "The past two Junes, Kevin Durant won a title and was named Finals MVP. He made it look easy, but he's flying in restricted airspace, with only Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James pulling off the feat. Despite joining the ranks of those..." July 21

  • Tyson Chandler may not be bought out by Suns

    Yardbarker "The Suns have reportedly been discussing buyouts with players as the team looks to free up a roster spot, tweets John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7. Gambadoro noted that those discussions included Jared Dudley and Tyson Chandler. Dudley was traded to the Nets in..." July 21

  • James Harden: Carmelo would be ‘great acquisition’ for Rockets

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden does not sounds too worried about potentially having to share the ball with Carmelo Anthony in Houston. Addressing the media on Friday, the reigning MVP was asked about the possible addition of Anthony, who is expected to sign with the Rockets. “He’d..." July 21

  • Abdel Nader Waived by Boston After Playing 48 Games Last Season

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics reportedly waived small forward Abdel Nader on Saturday. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports first reported the news. Nader made 48 appearances, including one start, for the C's during the 2017-18 season. Boston selected the 24-year-old Egypt native with..." July 21

  • Julyan Stone Signs Deal With Reyer Venezia

    Hoops Rumors "After being traded from the Hornets to the Bulls and then waived in order to make room for the Jabari Parker signing, Julyan Stone is heading back to Italy, having signed a contract with his former club, Reyer Venezia, per Sportando (Twitter link). Stone, 29, went undrafted in..." July 21

  • Nemanja Bjelica staying in the U.S. after all, reaches deal with Kings

    ESPN "Just days after backing out of a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers with the intention of returning to Europe, forward Nemanja Bjelica has instead agreed to a three-year contract with the Sacramento Kings, he told Yahoo Sports. The deal is worth $20.5 million, per Yahoo, which reported..." July 21

  • Hawks Waive Antonius Cleveland

    Hoops Rumors "The Hawks have waived Antonius Cleveland, per Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cleveland saw action in four games with the Hawks last season, averaging 3.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in 10.4 minutes (.571 FG%, 3-3 3FGs, 2-2 FTs).  " July 21

  • Mike Muscala Ripped 76ers in February: Joel Embiid Talks 'A Lot of S--t'

    Bleacher Report "Mike Muscala provided a less than glowing review of the Philadelphia 76ers and soon-to-be teammate Joel Embiid during a podcast appearance in February.     According to NBC Sports Philadelphia, Muscala appeared on Road Trippin' last season and said the..." July 21

  • McGee: Lakers will be 'one of the most fun teams ever'

    The Score "For some Los Angeles Lakers, the bevy of larger-than-life personalities is being viewed as a positive feature of this new-look roster. "Man, it's going to be amazing," veteran center, and two-time NBA champion, JaVale McGee told ESPN's Arash Markazi. "You got so..." July 21

  • Celtics Coach Jerome Allen Is Said to Have Taken Bribes While at Penn

    Bloomberg "A former University of Pennsylvania basketball coach who is now with the Boston Celtics has been swept up in a criminal case alleging that he took bribes from a businessman who wanted to help his son gain admission to the school. The coach is Jerome Allen, one of the biggest..." July 21

  • Marcus Smart recognizes his common "problem" of options

    Yardbarker "Guard Marcus Smart seriously considered signing his $6.1MM qualifying offer from the Celtics and becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald tweets. “I went back and forth internally, but it’s a problem a lot of people would like to have.”..." July 21

  • Grizzlies Sign Yuta Watanabe To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have signed rookie forward Yuta Watanabe to a two-way contract, according to a team press release. The signing has international significance. Watanabe will likely become just the second player born in Japan to appear in an NBA game. Yuta Tabuse appeared..." July 21

  • Ujiri: There Was No Trade Talk With DeRozan

    Hoops Rumors "Raptors president Masai Ujiri claims he never told DeMar DeRozan he would not be traded, though Ujiri admits making a mistake talking at length with the All-Star shooting guard about his future with the franchise, according to an ESPN report. DeRozan fumed publicly..." July 20

  • Here's Why Ben Simmons Could Try to Force His Way to the Lakers Soon

    The Big Lead "Ben Simmons was the driving force behind the 76ers surging from 28 wins two years ago to 52 last season, and he was rewarded with the Rookie of the Year award. In the span of two years, Ben Simmons went from “guy who couldn’t lead LSU to the NCAA Tournament” to..." July 20

  • Michael Beasley Is The Latest Veteran Addition To The Los Angeles Lakers

    Dime Magazine "The Los Angeles Lakers have made some rather curious signings this offseason, surrounding LeBron James and their young core with veteran players whose fits lead to some skepticism among basketball fans. On Friday afternoon, the team picked up its latest signing in the form of veteran forward..." July 20

  • Report: After deal with Warriors leaked, opposing players called DeMarcus Cousins about reneging

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins agreeing to sign with the Warriors sent shockwaves through the NBA. But a few astute players noticed he hadn’t yet put pen to paper. Chris Haynes of ESPN: As soon as word leaked that Cousins was Bay Area-bound, players..." July 20

  • Report: Thunder, Magic To Swap Dakari Johnson, Rodney Purvis

    Norman Transcript "Oklahoma City has traded backup center Dakari Johnson to the Orlando Magic, according to a report from Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. The departure of Johnson was likely after the acquisition of Mavericks center Nerlens Noel via free agency. As a rookie out of Kentucky and..." July 20

  • Phoenix Suns not looking to buyout Tyson Chandler

    Clutch Points "Through the first couple of months of the offseason, the Phoenix Suns have ramped up their efforts in putting together a team that can compete in the daunting Western Conference. They have made several roster moves to for next season, but it doesn’t appear they will..." July 20

  • Kings Agree To Sign Yogi Ferrell

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings and free agent guard Yogi Ferrell have reached an agreement on a deal, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Ferrell had initially agreed to a two-year contract with the Mavericks, but backed out of that agreement earlier..." July 20

  • NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving Discussing Future With Celtics Beyond 2018-19 Season

    NESN "Where will Kyrie Irving be at this point next summer? The Celtics guard can opt out of his contract and hit free agency after the 2018-19 season, and since NBA fans refuse to live in the present, debate has already begun about whether he’ll stay in Boston or seek a new..." July 20

  • Raptors president shades DeRozan on way out of town

    Sportsnaut "There’s going to be no love lost between former Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan and team president Masai Ujiri moving forward. Following the trade that sent DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs as part of a package for Kawhi Leonard, Ujiri himself is talking..." July 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins: 'Man, Draymond probably had the worst pitch'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "On the morning of July 2, DeMarcus Cousins called Bob Myers to let the general manager know that he was very interested in signing with the Warriors. Before any sort of verbal agreement, Myers and Steve Kerr wanted Cousins to speak with several Warriors players. Weeks ago,..." July 20

  • Yogi Ferrell receiving interest from Cavs, Pelicans

    Clutch Points "Free agent point guard Yogi Ferrell recently walked back his commitment to the Dallas Mavericks after reaching a two-year, $5.3 million deal with the team, and now teams are on the lookout for his services. Among those interested are the Cleveland..." July 20

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard’s Raptors physical scheduled for today

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs agreed to trade Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected first-round pick. But the deal isn’t official until everyone involved passes their physicals. All eyes turn to..." July 20

  • Masai Ujiri Apologizes for 'Gap in Communication' Before DeMar DeRozan Traded

    Bleacher Report "Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri has issued an apology toDeMar DeRozan for telling the All-Star guard he wouldn't be traded before being dealt to the San Antonio Spurs.  Per The Athletic's Eric Koreen, Ujiri cited a potential..." July 20