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  • NBA discussing new In-Season Tournament, starting in 2023-24

    Sportsnaut "When the NBA made the decision to introduce the Play-In Tournament following the regular season, we heard all about it, from fans and players across the nation. Some liked the idea of lower-seeded teams having a chance at competing for a playoff spot by winning an extra game or two,..." May 17

  • Adam Silver on NBA Stars Forcing Trades: We Want Players and Teams to Honor Contracts

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN's Malika Andrews on Tuesday that he wanted to see both players and teams honor existing contracts.   "From a league standpoint, we want teams to honor contracts, we want players to honor contracts," he said...." May 17

  • NBA 'Transition Take Foul' Rule Change Receives 'Widespread' Support From GMs

    Bleacher Report "A potential rule change to the NBA's "transition take foul" was reportedly met with "widespread support" during the league's general managers meeting in Chicago on Tuesday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.  Per that..." May 17

  • 'Daryl Morey has big, giant plans to acquire another star' for 76ers

    Yardbarker "Despite adding point guard James Harden before the trade deadline to pair with superstar Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers' postseason run ended with a second-round loss to the Miami Heat in six games.  ESPN's Brian Windhorst, a guest on Mike Greenberg's ESPN Radio..." May 17

  • These 3 Teams Should Monitor Chris Paul’s Trade Market

    NBA Analysis "Nothing lasts forever, but some things are more sustainable than others. The Phoenix Suns’ reign as one of the top teams in the NBA, however, looks to be crashing at warp speed. They surely didn’t look the part in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Mavericks..." May 17

  • 3 Intriguing Trade Ideas Involving 76ers’ James Harden

    NBA Analysis "The Philadelphia 76ers set some lofty expectations when they acquired James Harden at this year’s NBA trade deadline. Having been eliminated in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, it’s fair to say they fell short of them. This offseason, they’ll need to improve their..." May 17

  • Biggest 2022 NBA Conference Finals X-Factors

    Bleacher Report "We're finally down to the NBA's Final Four. With the Boston Celtics defeating the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks shocking the world with a 33-point win over the Suns in Phoenix, both have moved on to the conference finals. Here's how the final two..." May 17

  • What’s the future hold for NBA’s second-round losers? Free agents, cap exceptions, more

    The Athletic "Take a breath. Losing in the second round sucks. You can see the conference finals — the only portal to the glorious, honey-drenched, sun-filled NBA Finals — right in front of you. All you have to do is beat this damn annoying team in front of you, that..." May 17

  • Best & Worst Free Agency Destinations For Deandre Ayton

    NBA Analysis "Here’s a question being asked throughout NBA circles: is Deandre Ayton a max player? It’s not an easy call to make. On the one hand, Ayton is a hyper-efficient pick-and-roll finisher. He’s basically a walking block of granite who can use his bulk and mobility to get..." May 17

  • 3 Blockbuster Trades The Phoenix Suns Can Do This Summer

    Fadeaway World "After their embarrassing Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the Phoenix Suns are going to have some thinking to do. Many believed that this would finally be the year that Chris Paul would win his first championship ring. Instead, the team lost to the Mavericks at home for the first time since..." May 17

  • James Harden’s lackluster performance draws max contract hot take from Stephen A. Smith

    Clutch Points "James Harden’s postseason underperformance drew criticism from all over the NBA world. Many were calling him Ben Simmons 2.0 playing alongside Joel Embiid on the 76ers. Although Harden’s effort was lackluster, many people around the league still consider him to..." May 17

  • 5 teams set to improve the most with luck in Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the annual NBA Draft Lottery set to take place prior to the start of Tuesday night’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup, there is no top consensus, LeBron James, Zion Williamson, or otherwise top-regarded No. 1 prospect in the incoming class. Instead, there are..." May 17

  • Kevin Durant Talks About Getting High With David Letterman

    Egotastic Sports "Kevin Durant is a big weed guy.  In fact he's spending his offseason, which started at the end of April when the Nets made a disappointing exit from the playoffs, advocating for the use of marijuana. KD talks about weed in an upcoming episode of David Letterman's..." May 17

  • Kyrie Irving regrets fallout with LeBron James, Cavaliers

    CBS Sports "Kyrie Irving is one of the most talented basketball players in the world. Has been for a long time. But he's never been able to find the same level of success away from LeBron James that he enjoyed when the two were paired together in Cleveland, where they went to..." May 17

  • Shaquille O'Neal takes shot at Kevin Durant on Instagram

    Sports Keeda "LA Lakers legend and Hall of Fame big man Shaquille O'Neal has been throwing a lot of shade lately. The most recent superstar he has targeted is Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets. One of O'Neal's recent Instagram stories was a fan tweet about..." May 17

  • 3 Trade Targets Phoenix Suns Must Pursue

    NBA Analysis "Heading into the postseason, the Suns looked like the most complete team in the NBA. The Mavericks thought otherwise though, embarrassing Phoenix 123-90 in Game 7 to knock them from the postseason. Phoenix is left to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of one of the largest home Game..." May 17

  • Patrick Beverley says Sixers have to give James Harden a supermax contract

    USA Today "The Philadelphia 76ers are now headed into the offseason following yet another second-round exit from the playoffs. The Sixers made a big deal at the deadline to acquire star guard James Harden and have him team up with Joel Embiid, but the deal didn’t bear the fruit that they were hoping..." May 17

  • These 3 Teams Should Monitor Kevin Huerter Trade Market

    NBA Analysis "The Atlanta Hawks might be making some changes this NBA offseason after an underwhelming year. The Hawks made a run to the Eastern Conference Finals last season when no one expected much. This season, the Hawks were looking to prove that last season was not a fluke but was unable..." May 17

  • LeBron: I'd Choose Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving for 2 vs. 2 Against Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James or Michael Jordan has been debated ad nauseam by basketball fans and commentators alike, but the King added an interesting twist to the debate Monday during a question-and-answer session on Twitter on Monday. James was asked which teammate either past or present he would..." May 17

  • Kevin Durant Refuses To Answer Who Are His Top 10 NBA Players Right Now

    Yardbarker "Kevin Durant is one of the best players in the world but that has never stopped him from being extremely active on social media sites like Twitter. While many of his contemporaries use it as a means to engage with fans in a friendly manner and ignore the haters, KD usually comes out all..." May 17

  • 1 Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Draft Pick

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 NBA draft lottery is Tuesday, and it could change everything for whichever team lands the first overall pick. In most cases, the squad that secures that top selection should keep it. Cost-controlled players with star potential are hard to come by, and there's a..." May 16

  • Doc Rivers shouts out Ben Simmons as he discusses Sixers’ ‘distractions’ during season

    Clutch Points "Entering the playoffs, the Philadelphia 76ers were considered a legitimate contender for this year’s title — especially since they had MVP frontrunner Joel Embiid on their side. Unfortunately, the Sixers are now on vacation after they were eliminated by the Miami..." May 16

  • 1 Free Agent Sleeper The New York Knicks Should Target

    NBA Analysis "One of the biggest goals for the New York Knicks this NBA offseason needs to be figuring out the direction they want to take the roster. When Leon Rose first took over the front office, it looked like this would be a rebuilding effort through the draft. New York would cultivate and..." May 16

  • Four Deandre Ayton Free Agency Destinations

    The Big Lead "The Phoenix Suns' hopes for a repeat NBA Finals run spontaneously combusted last night, when they fell to pieces for all of Game 7 against the Dallas Mavericks. It was a team failure. No one person can possibly be blamed for the performance. It takes a village to..." May 16

  • 3 Trade Packages To Send Rockets’ Christian Wood To Nets

    NBA Analysis "Arguably, any decision the Houston Rockets could make this NBA offseason that would strengthen the Brooklyn Nets would likely be a bad one. After all, the Rockets control the Nets’ draft through to 2027. The value of any assets they did acquire from the Nets would, in turn,..." May 16

  • Kevin Durant Hilariously Admits "I’m Actually High Right Now” In Interview With David Letterman

    Fadeaway World "Since the NBA changed its stance on Marijuana, Kevin Durant has been vocal about his support of the drug and crushing the negative stigmas attached to using it. In an interview with David Letterman, which will be released on May 20th, the subject was brought up when Durant hilariously..." May 16

  • Five finalists named for NBA’s social justice award

    Sportsnaut "The NBA announced the five finalists Monday for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award. Reggie Bullock (Dallas Mavericks), Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks), Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies), Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Fred VanVleet (Toronto..." May 16

  • 3 Crazy Zach LaVine Sign-And-Trades We’d Love To See

    NBA Analysis "On some level, we’d love to see Zach LaVine stay with the Chicago Bulls. Their 2021-22 NBA season just feels a little incomplete. They had a solid year, but it was unexceptional. They finished the year 46-36 and got eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. After..." May 16

  • Does Chris Paul (or Anyone) Really 'Deserve' a Ring?

    Bleacher Report "Four teams are left in the 2022 NBA Playoffs, and Chris Paul's team is not one of them. He will go into his 18th season with his place more than cemented on the very short list of greatest point guards of all time but still without a ring. We'll have all summer (and beyond) to..." May 16

  • 3 Players For 76ers To Target With James Harden Trade

    NBA Analysis "The James Harden experience is a complicated one. It’s proven to be for multiple NBA franchises. There’s no question that he’s one of the most impactful offensive players in the history of the sport. On the other hand, there’s a case to be made that he tends to..." May 15

  • 2 Dream Team Targets For Los Angeles Lakers To Monitor

    NBA Analysis "As the NBA playoffs rage on, LeBron James’ absence from the festivities only grows more noticeable. Fans of the league have grown accustomed to seeing him on its biggest stage. Unfortunately, his Lakers didn’t come remotely close to qualifying to perform there. In fact,..." May 15

  • Shaquille O'Neal Calls Out People Who Compared Joel Embiid And James Harden To His Duo With Kobe Bryant

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers brought in James Harden ahead of the 2022 trade deadline. The guard failed to make an impact on the team despite a promising start with the Sixers. Once again, he couldn't deliver in the playoffs and the Miami Heat dominated the 76ers in the second round of the..." May 15

  • Every Team's Biggest Need in the 2022 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Most of the NBA is already operating in offseason mode. The rest will get there in the next month (give or take a few days). If you aren't thinking about your franchise's next step, you're already behind. We're here to bring everyone up to..." May 15

  • 2 Trade Packages To Pair James Harden With Ja Morant On Grizzlies

    NBA Analysis "Philadelphia 76ers general manager Daryl Morey has a longstanding love affair with star NBA players. It seems that they don’t always love him back. After all, last night the Miami Heat sent his Sixers home for the season. James Harden played particularly poorly, hitting four of..." May 15

  • 1 Bold Trade To Send Nets’ Kyrie Irving To Chicago Bulls

    NBA Analysis "The NBA is a wildly unpredictable place. Kyrie Irving is a wildly unpredictable person. Ergo, an Irving trade this summer wouldn’t be as shocking as one may think. At this point, his entire future in the league has come into question. Many observers are simply waiting for the..." May 15

  • Ben Simmons, Nets To Work Together On Offseason Plan

    Hoops Rumors "Ben Simmons and the Sixers could never get on the same page last offseason, but it sounds like things will be different with the Nets, writes Brian Lewis of The New York Post. Simmons and his representatives will work with the team on a plan to optimize his physical and mental..." May 15

  • This Celtics-Nets Trade Pairs Kevin Durant With Jayson Tatum

    NBA Analysis "What’s better than an oversized wing with fluid handles who can create his shot at will for an NBA offense? How about two of them. Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum would put opposing NBA defenses in an almost unprecedented bind. Not only do you have to double team both, but you..." May 14

  • 3 trades Sixers must make in 2022 NBA offseason after ugly playoff exit vs. Heat

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers have their work cut out for them this offseason. With almost no wiggle room, they will have to find ways to upgrade their roster after losing in the second round of the NBA playoffs for the fourth time in five years. Figuring out what to do with James..." May 14

  • 3 Crazy Trade Ideas Involving Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving

    NBA Analysis "Kyrie Irving may be the most unpredictable player in what’s become a wildly unpredictable league. Any headline with his name in it should not come as a surprise to NBA fans this summer. If that headline reads that the Nets traded him, it will anyway. That’s not a decision..." May 14

  • Kevin Love Praises International Players Thriving In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "International players have made a big impact in the league in recent times, becoming huge figures in the association, changing the way that American players and fans see foreign stars that land in the NBA looking for an opportunity to shine. It's been a couple of great years for these..." May 14

  • 3 best trade destinations for Jazz's Mike Conley after latest playoff disappointment

    Clutch Points "After another disappointing showing in the 2021-22 NBA Playoffs, the Utah Jazz could be on the verge of disbanding their core players in a bid to head in a new direction moving forward. According to Bleacher Report, one of those players would be Mike Conley who is already past..." May 14

  • 3 Potential Offseason Trade Suitors For Cavs’ Kevin Love

    NBA Analysis "The Cleveland Cavaliers took big steps in the 2021-22 NBA season. Since LeBron James left town, Cleveland has had trouble finding consistency but that might be coming to an end. The Cavaliers are the spot in the play-in portion of the postseason but were eliminated prior to series..." May 14

  • Daryl Morey: Doc Rivers will stay on as 76ers head coach, team plans to have James Harden back

    The Athletic "Philadelphia 76ers president Daryl Morey confirmed Friday that Doc Rivers will remain in place as the team's coach next year. Philadelphia was bounced from the second round of the 2022 playoffs Thursday night with a Game 6 loss to the Miami Heat. Rivers, 60, joined Philadelphia in..." May 13

  • This Mavericks-Nets Trade Pairs Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic

    NBA Analysis "If the Brooklyn Nets trade Kyrie Irving for anything less than a fellow superstar this NBA offseason, don’t expect any block parties in the borough. Still, crazier things have happened. The Nets could easily have grown tired of the various issues that have kept Irving off the..." May 13

  • 4 ideal Kyrie Irving trade scenarios from the Nets

    Sportsnaut "There’s now a decent chance that the Brooklyn Nets will have to pull off a Kyrie Irving trade this summer. Following the Nets’ ugly first-round sweep at the hands of the Boston Celtics, there’s a ton of drama brewing in Brooklyn. That includes general..." May 13

  • James Harden will be back with 76ers, but what version of him will determine team’s fate

    Pro Basketball Talk "James Harden will be back with the 76ers. “I’ll be here, yeah,” he said Thursday night after a lackluster, low-effort performance where he took and missed just two shots after halftime, the former league scoring leader not getting one point in the second..." May 13

  • Kyrie Irving Wanted To Have As Much Influence On The Nets As LeBron James On His Teams

    Fadeaway World "Kyrie Irving's relationship with LeBron James went through some changes over the year. The King took him under his wing when he returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, creating a terrific partnership that led the squad to three consecutive NBA Finals, winning one championship in the..." May 13

  • Stephen A. Smith is Demanding An ‘Investigation’ Into James Harden’s Game 6 Performance

    Total Pro Sports "Stephen A. Smith could not believe what he saw in James Harden on Thursday night. Harden, who played 42 minutes for the 76ers in Game 6, had just 11 points and four turnovers. That was a performance that had Stephen A. Smith speechless…not really. He had a ton to say...." May 13

  • James Harden's messy postseason raises questions about potential long-term deal

    CBS Sports "James Harden has had so many opportunities to secure his financial future. The Houston Rockets offered him a $50 million per year extension in 2020. He turned it down. Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks expressed optimism before this season that he..." May 13

  • Nike unlikely to extend signature shoe deal with Kyrie Irving past 2022-23 season

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has long had one of Nike's most popular and profitable signature basketball shoes, but uncertainties surrounding his NBA future have left the company unlikely to extend him to a similar signature deal beyond the 2022-23 season, sources told..." May 13