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  • 'Substantial Faction' of NBA Players Pushing for Season to Start Jan. 18

    Bleacher Report "The NBA might be hopeful of a December start for next season, but players may have another target in mind. Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported Wednesday a "substantial faction of players and star players" are looking to open the 2020-21 season on..." October 28

  • Best Landing Spots for NBA's Most Rumored Trade Targets

    Bleacher Report "By this point in the offseason, you've seen every shock, surprise and unexpected trade possibility a dozen times. With so much of that stuff whirling around in a tornado of offseason speculation, it's helpful to get back to basics by asking where top trade..." October 28

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Brandon Ingram in NBA free agency

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Pelicans small forward Brandon Ingram becomes a restricted free agent this offseason once the Pelicans extend him his qualifying offer worth $9.5 million. Once Ingram becomes a restricted free agent, he can sign an offer sheet with another team if he wants to. If that..." October 28

  • Here Are 5 Potential Russell Westbrook Trade Proposals

    Complex "It’s wild to think about trading either of the Rockets’ two former MVPs in James Harden and Russell Westbrook, but the reality could mean that’s the best move for the franchise that’s experienced plenty of turmoil. We alrady broke down potential Harden moves,..." October 28

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Joe Harris in NBA free agency

    Clutch Points "In just two years’ time, Brooklyn Nets guard-forward Joe Harris has doubled down his stock with the franchise, making him a coveted free agent as the offseason nears. As the Nets front office will strategically attempt to legitimize their roster in order to please their co-stars..." October 28

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Kris Dunn in NBA free agency

    Clutch Points "Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn becomes a restricted free agent this offseason once the Bulls offer him his qualifying offer worth $7,091,457. Assuming the Bulls extend that qualifying offer, Dunn will have the opportunity to meet with other teams and sign offer sheets if he..." October 28

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Jordan Clarkson in NBA free agency

    Clutch Points "Utah Jazz swingman Jordan Clarkson was fresh off an impressive performance in his first campaign with the team in the latter half of the 2019-2020 NBA season. The former Missouri Tiger produced 15.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists on a career-best 46.2% field goal shooting through 42..." October 28

  • The 20 major questions about NBA trade market

    CBS Sports "Last offseason saw Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Mike Conley change teams. This year's list figures to be much less exciting,..." October 28

  • NBPA “Closer” To Agreement On Cap, Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Progress has been made in determining the league’s salary cap and free agency date, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts told USA Today’s Mark Medina. Roberts indicated the she’s “closer” to reaching an agreement with the league on those..." October 28

  • Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Must Be Nothing but Nets: Unchecked

    SI "Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving’s long-awaited debut as teammates is not that far away. And when they do finally take the court together, I believe how they perform with the Brooklyn Nets will ultimately define both their careers.  For KD, he has a chance to enter those..." October 27

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts on NBA proposal to start 2020-21 season in December: 'I don't know what I think yet'

    USA Today "With the NBA’s owners proposing to start next season around Christmas, should the players view it as an early holiday present? Or would they like to return the gift? "I don’t know what I think yet," Michele Roberts, the executive director of the..." October 27

  • Teams Preparing For Possibility Free Agency Begins 48-72 Hours After Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA draft is locked in for November 18. Now that the league is eyeing December 1 as the potential start date for training camps, that doesn’t leave much of a window for 2020’s free agent period. Taking that projected time frame into account, some..." October 27

  • Would LeBron James and Other NBA Stars Really Skip Early Games?

    Bleacher Report "The shape of the 2020-21 NBA season is beginning to emerge, and so is the speculation about which superstars may or may not be on board with the league's plan. In a pivot from a previously rumored February or March start date to allow for fans to return to..." October 27

  • Steve Nash ready for Nets' expectations: 'We're playing for a championship'

    The Score "Entering his first season as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, Steve Nash is well aware his success will largely be determined by how far he can lead his team into the postseason. "We're playing for a championship. I don't want to say anything less than a championship..." October 27

  • NBA declared war on President Trump's 2020 presidential campaign

    USA Today "A revolution that began in May in Minneapolis, pivoted three months later to Kenosha, Wisconsin, and found an unlikely leader in soft-spoken Indianapolis native George Hill, reaches a climax one week from today. It was two months ago that the NBA declared war on President..." October 27

  • 20 NBA Players Most Likely To Be Traded This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The NBA offseason is in full effect and we have already seen some major moves made. These have only been coaching moves, however, as the Clippers fired iconic coach Doc Rivers while Mike D’Antoni stepped down from the Rockets. Ty Lue also signed a 5-year deal to remain with the Clippers,..." October 27

  • Nets eye intriguing sleeper Isaiah Joe in 2020 NBA Draft

    New York Post "With the draft approaching, a common thread is the Nets having eyed some of the best shooters in this class. Isaiah Joe is yet another potential floor spacer. Despite an injury-interrupted campaign, Joe still managed to lead the SEC in 3-pointers both this past season and over the..." October 27

  • Ten most interesting players to watch in NBA free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA free agency — and this entire offseason — is going to be a frenzy. It will be a short offseason — possibly just more than 70 days between the end of the Finals and the start of the next season, about half a regular offseason —  and things are going to..." October 27

  • NBA Eyeing December 1 For Start Of Training Camps?

    Hoops Rumors "The National Basketball Players Association has yet to approve the NBA’s proposed start date of December 22 for the 2020/21 regular season. However, assuming the two sides opt to move forward with that plan, December 1 appears to be the likeliest opening date for training camps,..." October 27

  • Nets Owner Joe Tsai Can’t Afford To Let His First Major Free Agent, Joe Harris, Go Elsewhere

    Forbes.com "Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai can't afford to let free-agent sharpshooter Joe Harris get away. Harris is the first free agent of significance in the Tsai era, and the Nets are expected to face significant competition to retain him. As former Nets assistant GM/current ESPN..." October 27

  • NBA teams concerned players are already signing contracts

    Sportsnaut "It was just over two weeks ago that the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals. With the draft set to take place on Nov. 18 and NBA free agents being on the market shortly thereafter, we’re starting to hear some grumblings around the..." October 26

  • NBA teams told salary cap won't drop below 2019-20 level

    The Score "Some NBA teams have been told the 2020-21 salary cap won't be lower than $109 million - the same as last season - according to ESPN's Bobby Marks. "That is what they've been assured," Marks said on The Lowe Post podcast. "It will be no lower than 109...." October 26

  • NBA looking to improve VR seats, use more holographic interviews

    The Score "The NBA is working on ways to better its virtual fan experience in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum has spoken to CNBC's Jabari Young about how the expansion of 5G technology could help the league provide a more..." October 26

  • NBA wants to hold play-in next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s play-in was a rousing success last season. It made the Western Conference playoff race more thrilling. The Trail Blazers beat the Grizzlies a fun high-stakes game to snag the No. 8 seed. In the Eastern Conference, teams separated themselves..." October 26

  • How Every NBA Team Can Trade Its Worst Contract This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Few things are more relative in the NBA world than every team's worst contract. Some franchises have colossally awful deals on the books. Whether ill-advised from the start or undone by injuries, these are the cap-space killers that make building a functional roster..." October 26

  • 10 Young NBA Players Who Could Be Future Hall Of Famers

    Fadeaway World "Young NBA players are always evaluated for their potential – potential to win titles, to make All-Star teams, or to be selected for the Hall of Fame. Some of the game’s all-time greats like Jordan, LeBron, Kobe and Shaq had immense expectations placed on their shoulders even before..." October 26

  • NBA Teams Lobbying For Higher Tax Line In 2020/21

    Hoops Rumors "Even if the NBA’s salary cap doesn’t end up increasing at all for the 2020/21 season, teams are lobbying for a bump in the luxury tax line, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Twitter link). In 2019/20, the cap was set at approximately $109.1MM, with the luxury tax line..." October 26

  • Salary cap to decline between $3 million and $12 million next season

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA salary cap is expected to decline "anywhere between $3 million and $12 million" for next season, sources told Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle.  The league reportedly missed its revenue projections by $1.5 billion due to a..." October 26

  • Kevin Durant: “Kyrie Irving Is Better Than Allen Iverson To Me.”

    Fadeaway World "Even before they teamed up in Brooklyn, Kevin Durant had very good words for Kyrie Irving, praising the talented point guard for his game, comparing him to the greatest ballers in the history of the game. Back in 2017, when they faced each other in the NBA Finals, Durant had high praise for..." October 24

  • Examining The NBA’s Plan For The 2020/21 Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s proposal to start next season on December 22 is an admission that league officials don’t expect to be able to fill arenas with fans any time soon, writes John Hollinger of The Athletic. There had been rumors that the league was looking at Martin Luther King..." October 24

  • Free agent options for the Toronto Raptors if Fred VanVleet leaves

    NBA.com "Like Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol, there's a chance that Fred VanVleet won't be on the Toronto Raptors next season. VanVleet enters the offseason as the best point guard available in free agency, as well as arguably the best free agent available if we..." October 24

  • NBA fell $1.5 billion short of revenue projection

    Sportsnaut "The NBA, which was the first pro league to suspend play amid the COVID-19 pandemic, made $1.5 billion less than it projected last season due to the pandemic and other factors, according to an Associated Press report. The league shut down March 11, then returned to finish a shortened..." October 24

  • Pros and cons of a pre-Christmas start to the NBA season

    ESPN "The NBA season ended just under two weeks ago with uncertainty around when the 2020-21 season would begin. On Friday, ESPN reported that the league's Board of Governors is pursuing a pre-Christmas Day start. The move would mean that the break between the end of the 2019-20 season and..." October 24

  • Why did NBA swing toward Christmas start, shorter season? Money.

    Pro Basketball Talk "Just a few weeks ago, at the start of the NBA Finals, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said, “The earliest we would start at this point is Christmas… but it may come and go.” Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, was the target date many front offices were..." October 24

  • Kyrie Irving—Kevin Durant—Steve Nash Nets Chemistry Critiqued by Ian Eagle

    Heavy "The Brooklyn Nets suprised many when they hired NBA Hall of Famer, Steve Nash. In a world where Jason Kidd, Gregg Popovich and others were believed to be candiates, the Nets hired Nash, an eight-time NBA All-Star and a two-time NBA MVP. On the Heavy Live With Scoop..." October 23

  • Amar’e Stoudemire reuniting with Steve Nash on Nets coaching staff

    Draftkings Nation "One of the most exciting dynamic duos in NBA history is reuniting on the sidelines for the 2020-21 NBA season. Steve Nash was hired a month ago to be the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. One of his first coaching staff hires will be bringing in former teammate Amar’e..." October 23

  • NBA planning 72-game season that will end before 2021 Olympics

    Radio "Time flies when the offseason is only a few months long. According to NBA insider Shams Charania, the NBA is targeting a 72-game regular season with a December 22 return date, the combination of which would allow the league to finish before the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. This..." October 23

  • NBA discussing possibility of starting 2020-21 season on Christmas Day

    CBS Sports "The NBA has quite a tall task in front of them in terms of trying to figure out how to move forward with the 2020-21 season. There are still several key questions regarding what next season will look like, and it appears everything is still very fluid at this point.  While..." October 23

  • Basketball Is Not A Priority: Kyrie Irving Is Entering His Stephon Marbury Phase

    Fadeaway World "Kyrie Irving keeps drawing criticism from everybody around the NBA world and that doesn’t seem to be stopping unless he thrives with the Brooklyn Nets. Sometimes it looks like people are rooting for him to fail and if he doesn’t win a championship next season, the slander will be..." October 23

  • Best and Worst Fits for Potential No. 1 NBA Draft Pick LaMelo Ball

    Bleacher Report "Depending on which team takes LaMelo Ball in the 2020 NBA draft, his career could go in a handful of different directions.  He's an interesting fit for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who'll consider the point guard with the No. 1 overall pick. But..." October 23

  • Kenny Atkinson, Larry Drew Among Candidates to Join Ty Lue's Staff

    Bleacher Report "Former Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson is considered a "strong contender" to be an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers under Tyronn Lue, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.   Per Stein, former..." October 23

  • 5 Blockbuster NBA Trades That Would Change The Game

    Fadeaway World "The NBA landscape is constantly changing. NBA stars are moving teams, coaching vacancies, and opening and closing, and many teams are opting to win now. This means that we are in an era of Blockbuster deals, whereby GMs of teams want to strike big-money moves to improve their teams and bring..." October 23

  • If Giannis Antetokounmpo Joins The Golden State Warriors He Will Become Kevin Durant 2.0

    Fadeaway World "Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will endure a massively-important season in 2021. Despite Antetokounmpo winning back-to-back MVPs in 2019 and 2020, he and the team have come up short in the playoffs in consecutive seasons, leading many to wonder if the 25-year-old superstar will..." October 22

  • Spencer Dinwiddie Leaves Roc Nation, Considering Self-Representation

    Hoops Rumors "Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie has parted ways with Roc Nation Sports and is seriously considering the possibility of representing himself, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (via Twitter). Dinwiddie became a Roc Nation client about a year ago after his..." October 22

  • Impact Trades NBA Contenders Can Make Now

    Bleacher Report "Impact trades in the NBA don't always have to involve superstars. Like with Channing Frye to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 or Marc Gasol joining the Toronto Raptors in 2019, sometimes putting the right role player on a team already loaded with talent can make..." October 22

  • Here's the 5 Best Trade Packages For Paul George

    Fadeaway World "In the 2019-2020 season, Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers were supposed to make a transition to being a championship team, getting Leonard his 3rd ring, and putting him in the conversation for the best player in the world. Instead, the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead to the Nuggets and exited in the 2nd..." October 22

  • NBA Confirms 2020 Draft Will Be Conducted Virtually

    Hoops Rumors "As expected, the 2020 NBA draft will be conducted virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic that upended the ’19/20 season and continues to prevent large-scale gatherings. The NBA and ESPN issued a joint press release today confirming that this year’s draft..." October 22

  • LeBron James is highest rated player in NBA 2K21 at 98

    NBA.com "After leading the Los Angeles Lakers to the 2020 NBA title (and winning Finals MVP honors in the process), LeBron James is already reaping some rewards for his accomplishments. James will be rated as a 98 in NBA 2K21, making him the highest-rated player in the video game. Right behind..." October 22

  • 5 NBA trade targets to watch

    The Score "With the start date of the "official" offseason - a new salary cap and free agency - unknown, there's plenty of rumors about potential NBA trades. Given some of the economic uncertainty in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, what we may lose in free-agent movement may be gained..." October 22

  • Will Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot’s rise jeopardize Garrett Temple’s return?

    Nets Daily "In two recent reports, The Athletic’s John Hollinger questions whether the Nets’ investment in developing Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot may mean an end to Garrett Temple’s time in Brooklyn. On Tuesday, Hollinger, the former ESPN writer..." October 22