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  • 2 trades Lakers could still make that would make them legitimate NBA title contenders in 2022-23

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers have a bit of optimism surrounding their team heading into the 2022-23 season. Still, it feels like they missed an opportunity to make some big moves this offseason that could have made them a surefire championship contender. With the season right around the corner, the..." October 01

  • The five biggest questions still surrounding the enigmatic Brooklyn Nets

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets gave the NBA offseason extended life. Every move the organization made -- and didn't -- was examined; every whisper, every tweet broken down to the syllable as the league watched the turmoil unfold throughout the summer. Kevin Durant, who on June 30..." October 01

  • Celtics 'Won't Stand in' Ime Udoka's Way Should He Pursue New HC Job

    Mass Live "The Celtics won’t prevent Ime Udoka from taking another coaching job during his year off. According to a report by ESPN that detailed some of an independent law firm’s findings during its investigation of Udoka’s conduct, Adrian Wojnarowski cited..." October 01

  • Kevin Durant wants to 'move past' offseason drama with Brooklyn Nets

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant wants to move past an offseason that was consumed by his trade request and his future with the organization. "Can we move on past that at some point?" Durant said after Friday's practice. "I know it's an..." October 01

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Timberwolves entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves executed arguably one of the biggest trades in the offseason as they acquired All-Star center Rudy Gobert. That was a bit surprising from a fan’s perspective because there was no inkling that Minnesota was interested to give up the full house for another star..." October 01

  • Did the Boston Celtics Get It Right Signing Blake Griffin over Carmelo Anthony?

    Bleacher Report "Shortly after they acquired Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, it felt like the Boston Celtics were in the middle of one of the NBA's best offseasons. Since then, Gallinari has gone down with a torn ACL (suffered at a FIBA World Cup qualifier in August), and incumbent starting..." October 01

  • Celtics sign Blake Griffin to 1-year deal

    The Score "The Boston Celtics are signing six-time All-Star forward Blake Griffin to a one-year, fully-guaranteed contract, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Griffin played with the Brooklyn Nets last season, suiting up in 56 contests, including 24 starts. He..." October 01

  • Ranking the Top 10 NBA Breakout Candidates This Season

    Bleacher Report "They got next. Each NBA season spawns a new batch of breakout ballers, and the 2022-23 campaign will be no different. If anything, it might be more active than most seasons in terms of sending up-and-comers into orbit. The list of potential breakout candidate is extensive,..." September 29

  • Kyrie Irving has bullish take on Ben Simmons

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving thinks Ben Simmons is in the perfect environment to revive his career with the Brooklyn Nets. Irving sounded off on Simmons on Thursday, arguing that the environment in Brooklyn will be better for the former No. 1 pick and will help him play at a high level again. Irving..." September 29

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Nuggets entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "The NBA season is less than a month away, and training camps are here to determine the final roster battles. That means some teams still have time to make moves that can turn them into real contenders. The Denver Nuggets are one of those teams that might still need some pieces to finally make..." September 29

  • The 10 most interesting things to monitor from NBA media days

    The Score "Media day has come and gone for all 30 NBA teams, training camps are open, and preseason basketball is just days away, so let's bounce around the Association and filter through some of this week's biggest talking points.   Suns down in the..." September 29

  • Steve Nash: 'I don't care' if Ben Simmons ever takes jump shot

    The Score "Ben Simmons' inability to space the floor made for a problematic fit with the Philadelphia 76ers, but Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash couldn't care less since the former No. 1 overall pick brings so much more to the table. "Very unique," Nash told..." September 28

  • Most likely landing spots for available NBA free agents

    ESPN "NBA training camps opened this week, and players from all 30 franchises are preparing to refine their skills and build chemistry with their teammates for the 2022-23 season. But a handful of serviceable players are still unsigned and not yet sure which team they will be helping..." September 28

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Grizzlies entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "The NBA training camps are officially here, so teams will be making their final evaluations on who could be in the starting lineup or even be moved. With the regular season starting in less than a month, organizations do not have much time left to make those decisions. The Memphis Grizzlies..." September 28

  • Predicting Every NBA Team's Best Closing Lineup

    Bleacher Report "Most basketball players, at some point in their lives, want to be starters. There's just something innately satisfying about that designation. For plenty of teams, there's at least an argument that the starting five isn't the most important lineup, though. A lot of squads..." September 28

  • 3 reasons Nets won’t win 2023 NBA championship "The Brooklyn Nets endured a very challenging offseason to emerge as a title contender heading into the 2022-23 NBA season. Despite the sky seemingly falling on the Nets, they still boast one of the best rosters in the entire NBA, and if everything can work out for them, they will be one of the..." September 28

  • TNT replacing Dwyane Wade with Jamal Crawford in coveted NBA role

    New York Post "Jamal Crawford is used to going to new teams and trying to replace big stars. He is at it again, The Post has learned. Crawford is set to succeed Dwyane Wade on TNT’s Tuesday night NBA set that features Shaquille O’Neal, Candace Parker and host Adam Lefkoe, according to..." September 28

  • Nets' Steve Nash Didn't Think Reports of Kevin Durant Ultimatum Were '100% Accurate'

    Bleacher Report "Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash told reporters Tuesday that he didn't think the reports of Kevin Durant's summer ultimatum to team owner Joe Tsai were 100 percent accurate. "I never thought that was 100 percent. It's not black and white like that. There's a..." September 27

  • LA Was Open to Kyrie Irving, Donovan Mitchell Trades for Round 1 Picks

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Lakers were prepared to include their 2027 and 2029 first-round picks in a deal for Kyrie Irving or Donovan Mitchell, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. McMenamin added at the 1:15:10 mark on Brian Windhorst's Hoop Collective podcast the Lakers..." September 27

  • Is Ben Simmons the answer to the Nets' on-court problems?

    The Score "For a team that did almost nothing to change its personnel, the Brooklyn Nets sure had themselves a loud, chaotic offseason. We needn't rehash the stalled contract negotiations and stymied sign-and-trade talks that led to Kyrie Irving daring to be different by exercising..." September 27

  • Report names 4 contenders that could trade for Jae Crowder

    Larry Brown Sports "Jae Crowder’s new NBA home will likely be well east of Phoenix. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Monday on the latest efforts by the Suns to trade the veteran forward Crowder. Charania specifically named four contending teams (the Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas..." September 27

  • Can the Nets use their summer of turmoil to create a winter of basketball renewal?

    The Athletic "Comfortable being uncomfortable? The Nets are a size 12 team trying to squeeze into a size 6 suit. You can only let out so much in the seat, you know? Even so, given what happened in Boston and Phoenix last week, the Nets’ significant..." September 27

  • Does Ben Simmons' Jumper Somehow Look Worse Now?

    The Big Lead "Ben Simmons is officially back. Simmons practiced with his Brooklyn Nets teammates today for what must have felt like the first time in forever. Simmons was traded from Philadelphia to Brooklyn last season, but never actually got on the court. It feels like the last time we saw..." September 27

  • 5 NBA Championship Hopefuls That Might Be Getting Too Old

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is a marathon. Add a postseason that lasts months, and it's an ultramarathon. The length of the campaign alone can make things difficult on an older roster. The intensity of games (particularly postseason games), can essentially knock those rosters out of the chase..." September 27

  • Buy or Sell 2022 NBA Lottery Teams to Make 2023 Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "For the 14 teams denied entry to the 2022 NBA playoff party, the promise of the upcoming 2022-23 campaign is a reminder they don't have to be resigned to the same fate. Not most of them, at least. While a few squads have seemingly already committed to piling up losses..." September 27

  • Kyrie Irving: Nets offseason was ‘kind of like a clusterf–k’

    New York Post "Kyrie Irving looked at the situation of his “best friend” Kevin Durant — requesting a trade that made him the center of the NBA universe and throwing the Nets’ future into uncertain territory — and he summed up what the past few months have been like for..." September 27

  • Buying or Selling Top Viral Quotes from NBA Media Day

    Bleacher Report "Hope typically springs eternal on NBA media days, and that was the case for just about every team throughout the league on Monday. Every year, we hear about players who are in the best shape of their lives, those who've gained 10 pounds of muscle (or lost 10 pounds of unwanted..." September 27

  • Kevin Durant on failed trade request, staying with Nets

    The Athletic "Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant spoke Tuesday at the Nets’ 2022 media day about staying in Brooklyn, saying, “I’m not disappointed.” Durant, 33, and the Nets organization announced on Aug. 23 that they’d be continuing their partnership..." September 26

  • Kyrie Irving blames vaccine 'ultimatum' on losing $100 million

    Clutch Points "There is no denying Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving’s talent on the court. He is one of the most entertaining players to watch in NBA history, dazzling the crowd with his dribbling artistry and tough shot creativity. But Irving is also one of the most polarizing players off the court,..." September 26

  • Predicting the Best NBA Offenses Ahead of 2022-23 Season

    Bleacher Report "At no time in NBA history have offenses been more dynamic than they are now, with the past two seasons producing the highest ratings (112.0 or higher) since data collection expanded in the 1973-74 season. Some of last year's best teams have only added to their scoring..." September 26

  • Chicago Bulls Acquire Ben Simmons In Blockbuster Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "What a tumultuous NBA offseason for the Brooklyn Nets.  In many respects, it’s hard to believe this team is still together. If you’re someone who writes hypothetical NBA trades for a living, rest assured, you committed the name Kevin Durant to your muscle memory to..." September 24

  • Every NBA Team's Best and Worst Value Contract

    Bleacher Report "A couple of decades ago, the amount of money NBA teams now guarantees to their players would've been unimaginable. This summer, Nikola Jokic signed a five-year, $264 million extension which is the biggest in league history. By the end of this deal, his career earnings will be..." September 24

  • Brian Windhorst Called Brandon Ingram The Closest Thing To Kevin Durant

    Fadeaway World "Brandom Ingram has been compared to some great players in the past, and adding to it was ESPN’s Brian Windhorst who compared him to Brooklyn Nets star, Kevin Durant. Looked at as one of the best shooters in the league, the New Orleans Pelicans forward was instrumental in taking..." September 24

  • Nets’ Ben Simmons Fires Brutal Shot At Shaquille O’Neal

    NBA Analysis "With the 2022-23 NBA season right around the corner, many have no clue what to expect from the Brooklyn Nets. A lot of that will have to do with how Ben Simmons returns and fits with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Simmons has been in the news recently, not simply because of his game on the..." September 24

  • Here's 5 potential coaches to replace Ime Udoka if Celtics suspension leads to firing

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics announced Thursday that Udoka has been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season for “violations of team protocols.” Keep in mind that he just led the franchise to the 2022 NBA Finals in his first season as head coach. Udoka was involved in an..." September 23

  • Every NBA team’s biggest question heading into training camp

    The Athletic "The NBA is (almost) back. Over the next week, teams across the league will hold their individual media days with training camp and the preseason to follow. Safe to say, there are a lot of looming questions entering training camp. Has your team addressed all it needed to..." September 23

  • Kendrick Perkins Reveals His Top 5 Players In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is in a pretty interesting place right now. As the older generation of NBA greats begins to fade, a new cast of characters is taking up the mantle and slowly edging out the same guys they grew up admiring. The result has been a rapidly-changing league that has destabilized the..." September 23

  • Lowering NBA Draft age minimum doesn’t help anyone. Especially not the players

    The Athletic "It’s no secret NBA commissioner Adam Silver has made lowering the NBA Draft age minimum from 19 to 18 a clear priority. He’s brought it up many times over the years and firmly believes the NBA should allow 18-year-olds to enter the draft. “I’m on..." September 23

  • Austin Rivers seemingly accuses Ben Simmons of lying

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Simmons did a lot of complaining about his time with the Philadelphia 76ers in an interview that aired this week, and Austin Rivers implied that the former No. 1 overall pick was not truthful about the way things went down. Simmons discussed a wide range of topics during an..." September 23

  • Mavericks Land Ben Simmons In Blockbuster Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "If you’ve ever made an investment, you know the feeling – you want to see returns. After all, nobody wants to make a bad decision. NBA teams are no different. Perhaps you’re up late refreshing a stock market app. Alternatively, you could be obsessed with the..." September 22

  • 2 potential trade candidates for the Miami Heat

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat finished last season with the best record in the Eastern Conference at 53-29, no small feat in a conference that has shaped up to be extremely competitive. They also came terribly close to making it back to the NBA Finals, just falling short to the eventual runner-up..." September 22

  • Predicting Every NBA Team's Starting Lineup and Top Reserve This Season

    Bleacher Report "NBA training camps open everywhere over the next week, with plenty of players looking to secure their spots in opening lineups. With so many big names changing teams this offseason (Donovan Mitchell, Dejounte Murray, Rudy Gobert, Jalen Brunson, Christian Wood, Collin Sexton, Jerami..." September 22

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Hornets entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "The Charlotte Hornets did not make any major move in the 2022 offseason. Outside of adding Dennis Smith Jr. and re-signing Cody Martin, not much has changed on their roster. The rest of the league seems like they are improving drastically. The Boston Celtics added Malcolm Brogdon. The Cleveland..." September 22

  • Ben Simmons On 76ers Drama, Felt Like Everyone Was 'Just Trying To F*** With Me'

    TMZ "Ben Simmons says things got so nasty between him and the 76ers ... that at the height of their tension, it felt like everyone in the org. was "just trying to f*** with me now." Simmons finally opened up about his breakup with Philly on JJ Redick's "The Old..." September 22

  • Nets' Ben Simmons still has love for Philly

    The Score "Ben Simmons' tenure with the Philadelphia 76ers didn't end on the best of terms, but the Brooklyn Nets guard still has a lot of love for the city where he began his NBA career. "Philly is obviously a sports city. And my experience playing there was..." September 22

  • Washington Wizards Land Kyrie Irving In Blockbuster Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "Conflict is a part of life. People are individualistic – they have their own preferences and needs, and sometimes, they get in the way of those of others. The NBA is no different. Sometimes, players find themselves in conflict over minutes. Other times, it’s the..." September 21

  • Brooklyn Nets Land Jonas Valanciunas In Major Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "In the NBA, evolution is necessary for survival. If you get stuck in your ways, don’t be surprised if the world leaves you behind.  After all, everything else is changing. Meanwhile, you’ve only learned how to survive in the old world. If you don’t react to the..." September 21

  • Trade Targets to Put NBA Contenders Over the Top

    Bleacher Report "For NBA teams fortunate enough to find themselves in the championship race, a little greed can be a good thing. The margin for error at the Association's apex is either wafer-thin or simply nonexistent. Teams must be over-prepared for anything the basketball gods throw their way,..." September 21

  • Indiana Pacers Land Ben Simmons In Blockbuster Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "Some people are quick to accept their fate. Others resist it, insisting on making their own. The NBA isn’t so different. The former group looks at the latter group as fools, while the latter looks at the former as a coward. Realistically, the best you can do is try to find..." September 21

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Knicks entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "In the 2020-21 NBA season, Tom Thibodeau led the New York Knicks to the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons. In the 2021-22 season, though, the Knicks couldn’t replicate that magic, finishing 37-45 and 11th in the Eastern Conference. Heading into Year 3 of the “Tibs”..." September 21