• 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

  • Sixers To Trade Richaun Holmes To Suns

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns are sending $1MM to Philadelphia in the trade, tweets Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic. The Sixers have agreed to a trade with the Suns that will send Richaun Holmes to Phoenix, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link)...." July 20

  • Kevin Durant supports LeBron James' decision to join Lakers

    Sportress of Blogitude "Kevin Durant on Thursday praised LeBron James' decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers. The Golden State Warriors star suggested that not only was it a good move for James, the decision could have ripple effect that benefits other NBA players. In essence, James’ ability to..." July 20

  • Clint Capela is worth $100 million, but only to Rockets

    Clutch Points "Talks between the Houston Rockets and restricted free agent center Clint Capela are still on the works, nearly three weeks in the making, as both sides try to agree on a long-term deal that will keep their 1-2-5 core intact. Capela was reportedly seeking a deal of..." July 20

  • Nets Trade Darrell Arthur To Suns For Jared Dudley, 2021 2nd Rounder

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets have traded Darrell Arthur to the Phoenix Suns for Jared Dudley and a 2021 second round pick. Arthur will likely be bought out by the Suns as he's due $7.4 million for 18-19. " July 20

  • Patrick Beverley: ‘I’m Real Anti-Warriors’

    SLAM Online "LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley doesn’t mince words when it comes to his “anti-Warriors” bias. Beverley says he will always root against Golden State, even when just watching games on TV. July 20

  • Michael Jordan's Father's Convicted Killer Files for Retrial with New Evidence

    Bleacher Report "Twenty-five years after the roadside murder of Michael Jordan's father, James Jordan, one of the men convicted is reportedly seeking a new trial. Daniel Green and Larry Demery were both given life sentences for the July 22, 1993, murder, but Green and his defense team are now..." July 20

  • Grizzlies in talks to sign guard Shelvin Mack

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies' active summer continues. A source close to proceedings indicates the team is getting close to a deal with point guard Shelvin Mack, an NBA veteran most recently with the Orlando Magic. Mack's signing would bring the Grizzlies to 16 players on their roster, one..." July 20

  • Yogi Ferrell Changing Course On Mavs Deal

    Hoops Rumors "After reportedly agreeing to a two-year, $5.3MM deal with the Mavericks on Thursday, Yogi Ferrell has changed course, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). According to Charania, Ferrell will re-enter free agency in search of a better..." July 20

  • Kings are the last team with ‘significant cap room’

    Clutch Points "Unlike their fellow California-based NBA brethren, the Sacramento Kings are not currently considered as a premier destination for top free agents. What they lack in attractiveness, though, they make up for with a spacious financial leg room. In fact, as pointed out by Albert Nahmad..." July 20

  • ESPN stars Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim secretly tie the knot

    Page Six "ESPN commentator and former NBA star Jalen Rose got secretly married to fellow ESPN host Molly Qerim, sources exclusively told Page Six. An insider told us, “The media power couple married in the New York City area then boarded a flight to Turks and Caicos.” " July 20

  • Report: Carmelo Anthony telling people he'll sign with the Rockets

    Sportsnaut "Once his contract buyout is complete with the Atlanta Hawks following Thursday’s trade, 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony will be free to sign with a team of his choosing. For a while now, and leading up to the deal that sent him from Oklahoma City to Atlanta, reports have..." July 20

  • Don't be surprised if Kings trade for Rockets' Ryan Anderson

    Hoops Hype "It was hard to understand why the Sacramento Kings traded Garrett Temple to the Memphis Grizzlies. But a deeper dive may help explain it.

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  • DeMarcus Cousins would accept bench role with Warriors if asked

    247 Sports "With the addition of DeMarcus Cousins this offseason, the Golden State Warriors amazingly now have a starting lineup of five All-Stars. Cousins however, wouldn't mind coming off the bench if that's what the Warriors wanted him to do. While talking with reporters at..." July 20

  • Report: Cavs have discussed Kyle Korver-Jerryd Bayless trade with Sixers

    Cavs Nation "The Philadelphia 76ers are considering adding another shooter to their team, according to a report by Sixers insider Jon Johnson.  In a separate update, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer said, while citing sources, that Sixers are finding an angle with which..." July 20

  • LaVar Ball's JBA Actually Helped a Young Player Get a Contract Overseas

    12 Up "LaVar Ball did something genuinely good in the public eye for someone besides his sons? Hallelujah!? Thanks to his play in the Junior Basketball Association, Kezo Brown of the Chicago Ballers has signed a contract to play basketball professional overseas in France. July 20

  • Cavaliers waive Kendrick Perkins rather than trade him

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers waived veteran center Kendrick Perkins Tuesday so he could be free to pursue training camp deals, a source told cleveland.com. Perkins, 33, was signed by the Cavs on the final day of the regular season so he could be on their playoff roster. But Cleveland gave him a..." July 20

  • Hawks Trade Schroder, Muscala To Thunder For Anthony

    Real GM Basketball "The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. Anthony will be waived and the Houston Rockets will be the frontrunner. Sam Presti and Billy Donovan were given..." July 19