• 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

  • Tyronn Lue: Give credit to Tristan Thompson's defense against Al Horford

    ESPN "Following a resounding 116-86 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said that the key to the team getting back into the series has been Tristan Thompson's defense on Boston Celtics All-Star Al Horford. "Tristan has..." May 20

  • Brad Stevens hints at lineup change after Game 3 loss

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics need to make some adjustments after getting pan-fried by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, and Brad Stevens knows where to start. Speaking with reporters after the Celtics’ 116-86 loss in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Stevens hinted at the..." May 20

  • Terry Rozier says Celtics got needed wake-up call in Game 3

    ESPN UK "Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier believes his team got a much-needed wake-up call during Saturday's lopsided Game 3 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavaliers jumped Boston early en route to a 116-86 triumph that narrowed the Celtics'..." May 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins has a message for the doubters

    Sportsnaut "New Orleans Pelicans big man DeMarcus Cousins continues to recover from a devastating Achilles injury he suffered during the 2017-18 campaign. Cousins, 27, didn’t just tear the tendon. Instead, he completely ruptured his Achilles. It came during a contract year and with Cousins..." May 20

  • Trail Blazers take unorthodox approach to evaluating players pre-draft

    Yardbarker "The Trail Blazers took an unorthodox approach to the NBA Draft Combine by giving a prominent role to their sports psychologist, writes Jason Quick of NBA Sports Northwest. Dana Sinclair has been working with the team for the past seven years and her role has evolved to coordinating..." 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 says 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 19

  • 5 potential trades​ for Karl-Anthony Towns

    The Sports Post "Let’s get something straight. If the rumors really do come to pass, Karl-Anthony Towns may be the single most valuable asset ever traded in NBA history. This assumes you don’t count sign-and-trades, because 2010 LeBron James will never be matched. Or draft day deals, as there..." May 19

  • Luka Doncic Named EuroLeague MVP, Rising Star

    Hoops Rumors "Luka Doncic picked up a pair of honors at today’s EuroLeague Awards Gala, relays Nicola Lupo of Sportando. The 19-year-old, who is expected to be taken early in next month’s NBA draft, was named both MVP and Rising Star. The MVP is determined by a vote of the media and fans, while..." May 19

  • Warriors' Lacob may buy 2nd-round pick again

    The Score "The Golden State Warriors have made a habit out of purchasing second-round draft picks, and that could continue this summer. Currently in possession of the 28th overall selection, Warriors owner Joe Lacob would be willing to once again pay for a second-rounder, "For us,..." May 19

  • Jayson Tatum says Kobe Bryant's critique of him is 'special moment'

    ESPN "Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum said he has already watched Kobe Bryant's "Detail" video critiquing his game about "25 times" and is eager to take Bryant's advice to the court. In his latest video for ESPN+, Bryant highlighted areas of Tatum's..." May 19

  • Keith Smarts expected departure will leave an opening for Grizzlies

    Yardbarker "Grizzlies assistant Keith Smart is expected to become a top assistant on David Fizdale’s staff with the Knicks, tweets ESPN’s Ian Begley. Smart was an assistant with Fizdale for two years in Miami and came to Memphis with him when he was hired as head coach in 2016. Smart,..." May 19

  • Dwyane Wade wants to star in ‘love’ movie with Gabrielle Union

    Sportsnaut "Gabrielle Union isn’t simply an actress and a model. The better half of the pairing with Dwyane Wade is also a savant when it comes to Nebraska Cornhuskers football. Maybe as a we to show that his better half isn’t the only one in the relationship with multidimensional..." May 19

  • LeBron James: 'I lose sleep' after any playoff loss

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James said after Game 1 he had "zero concern" with his Cavaliers being down 1-0 to the Celtics in Eastern Conference finals. Now that the Cavs are down 2-0 heading into Game 3 in Cleveland tonight, though, James admitted: "I lose sleep" after these..." May 19

  • Should the Suns trade the No. 1 pick for Karl-Anthony Towns?

    Sportress of Blogitude "In the last 24 hours, it has been reported that the Suns are open to trading the top pick in this year’s NBA Draft. Just last night, it  was also reported that Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves are currently “not in a good place.” The..." May 19

  • Grayson Allen plans to address tripping incidents with teams ahead of draft

    CBS Sports "Grayson Allen's productive four-year college career at Duke was overshadowed by his on-court antics at times. The former Blue Devils star was involved in a number of tripping incidents that made headlines nationwide, which ultimately led to him being stripped of his captaincy. As..." May 19

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.: NBA team asked me to recreate 'Wolf of Wall Street' scene

    The Score "Just like in the NFL, NBA pre-draft interviews sometimes veer into strange territory. Michigan State's Jaren Jackson Jr., widely considered a top-five prospect in the 2018 NBA Draft, revealed Thursday that he was asked to recreate the sales-pitch scene about a pen from the 2013..." May 19

  • Bill Russell Rushed To Hospital For Dehydration, Being Released Saturday

    SLAM Online "Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell was reportedly rushed to a hospital in Washington for dehydration on Friday, according to TMZ Sports. He was kept overnight for obseration, but is set to be released on Saturday. Russell, 84, was a five-time MVP, 12-time All-Star, and 11-time NBA..." May 19

  • NBA Legend Bill Russell Rushed to the Hospital

    CBS Boston "Celtics legend Bill Russell has reportedly been rushed to a Washington state hospital after suffering from heart issues and shortness of breath. TMZ reported that Russell was taken by ambulance from his Seattle-area home. His condition is not known. " May 19

  • Tyronn Lue wants Cavaliers to play at faster pace in Game 3

    Sporting News "The Cavaliers want to play faster. Cleveland fell into an 0-2 hole when it dropped back-to-back games to the Celtics in Boston to open the Eastern Conference Finals. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said the team plans to play at a quicker tempo Saturday in Game 3. "We have..." May 19

  • Celtics guard Shane Larkin likely out for rest of Eastern finals

    CBS Sports "With only four teams left in the NBA Playoffs, we've seen most of those remaining manage to get healthy outside of normal wear and tear. Rockets guard Chris Paul appeared to experience some of that stress in Game 2 against the Warriors. Paul looked a bit hobbled toward the end of..." May 19

  • Curry confident he'll snap out of shooting slump

    ESPN "Although Stephen Curry is shooting 2-for-13 from beyond the arc in the Western Conference finals, he says he's not "losing any sleep" over his offensive struggles. "I've gone 0-for-11 before shooting 3s and 1-for-8, whatever the case is," Curry said after..." May 19

  • Luka Doncic seems to confirm he will leave for NBA

    Larry Brown Sports "Amid some uncertainty, Luka Doncic seems to be indicating that a move to the NBA is now imminent. The Real Madrid star put together another impressive performance on Friday, leading the team to the EuroLeague Final with 16 points and seven rebounds in a 92-83 victory over CSKA Moscow...." May 19

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander could jump into early lottery range

    Sporting News "Give point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander some credit for aiming high. He was asked this week about how he models his game, and he said there was no one player he tries to emulate. Instead, it goes like this: “I like a lot of James Harden, isolation-wise,”..." May 19

  • Rockets aim to keep Chris Paul on roster

    Yardbarker "The Rockets committed to a certain title contention window when they traded half of their roster in exchange for Chris Paul. The deal has paid dividends considering that the addition of the future Hall of Famer has taken the franchise from solid Western Conference team in a world dominated by..." May 19

  • NBA teams once complained about weight of numbers or logos on lottery ping-pong balls

    Pro Basketball Talk "Most NBA lottery conspiracy theories rely on silly reasoning. Representatives of each involved team monitor the actual drawing, which the league also shows publicly after the made-for-TV reveal. Fixing the lottery would require getting unevenly weighted ping-pong balls into the hopper..." May 19

  • John Calipari: 'If an NBA team would lie to me, you’re not coming in my gym'

    USA Today "Consider Kentucky coach John Calipari in fact-finding mode. This year, as he does most every year, Cal has several prospects taking part in the NBA draft combine in Chicago. Here, their measurements will be scrutinized, their interviews parsed, their value assessed. His two..." May 19

  • Booker fuels rumors by posting photo of KAT in Suns jersey

    Arizona Sports "On Friday, a small snippet from ESPN’s Zach Lowe’s podcast caused quite a stir in the NBA world. Lowe, joined by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, said Minnesota Timberwolves star big man Karl-Anthony Towns and the team are “not in a good place..." May 19

  • Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves Reportedly 'Not in a Good Place Internally'

    Bleacher Report "Karl-Anthony Towns' relationship with the Minnesota Timberwolves has reportedly grown icy.  Appearing on Friday's episode of The Lowe Post, ESPN.com's Zach Lowe said Towns and the Timberwolves are "not in a good place..." May 18

  • Lakers don't consider any player untouchable

    Los Angeles Times "As the Lakers head into a potentially franchise-changing offseason, their front office is keeping its options fully open. While they like their young core and would prefer to keep those players growing together, they have told teams no player is untouchable in trades, according to..." May 18

  • Trae Young says he's not only this draft's best scorer, but best player

    ESPN "Trae Young believes he's not just the best scorer in the NBA draft this season, he's the best player. When asked Friday if he felt he was the best scorer in this year's class of potential picks, the Oklahoma guard felt he needed to add a little more to the..." May 18

  • Nick Nurse and Jerry Stackhouse in running for Raptors job

    Clutch Points "Just days after being named Coach of the Year by his peers, Dwane Casey was relieved of his duties with the Toronto Raptors. Now, with the offseason on their horizon, the Raptors are reportedly targeting a few qualified replacements for the position, including Nick Nurse, Rex Kalamian and Jerry..." May 18

  • Draymond Green's mother blames Kevin Durant for team's Game 2 struggles

    CBS Sports "When things are going well for the Warriors, they look like an unstoppable force. But when things don't quite go as planned, such as Wednesday's 127-105 Game 2 loss to Houston, the appearance of them not looking so invincible doesn't sit well with even their most high-profile..." May 18

  • Kevin Durant Says Stephen Curry Is 'Best Shooter to Ever Play' in NBA

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant isn't concerned about Stephen Curry's shooting struggles through the first two games of the Western Conference Finals. In an interview ESPN.com passed along, Durant called Curry "the best shooter to ever play." He added:..." May 18