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  • 9 observations from NBA's opening week

    CBS Sports "The 2021-22 NBA season began last Tuesday, but most of the headlines around the league have very little to do with basketball. Whether it's protests at Barclays Center about Kyrie Irving's vaccine status, the ongoing saga with Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia..." October 25

  • The Wild Trade Idea That Would Shake The NBA: Russell Westbrook For Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have lost their last two games of the regular season, being beaten by the Golden State Warriors and the Phoenix Suns. There's no question that this was not the start that many people envisioned from the Lakers. The Brooklyn Nets did win their recent game..." October 25

  • 4 NBA Stars Still In Major Need Of Change Of Scenery

    NBA Analysis "Each year in the NBA, there are players who are moved because they need a change of scenery. This year will be no different. The offseason saw plenty of movement with big-name players. Kyle Lowry was moved in a sign-and-trade deal to the Miami Heat while DeMar DeRozan is now in..." October 25

  • 10 Realistic Predictions for 2022 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2021-2022 NBA season is still in its infancy, but that doesn't mean we're not already getting some vibes about how the trade deadline is going to shake out. From players in uncomfortable situations to teams who are already starting to look like buyers (or sellers),..." October 25

  • Amid 1-2 start, Kevin Durant says 'of course' Brooklyn Nets have enough to win without Kyrie Irving

    ESPN "After Kevin Durant and James Harden were the only two Nets players to score in double figures Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets, Durant said Brooklyn is not losing confidence amid a 1-2 start and has enough to win without Kyrie Irving. Durant, who poured in 38 points in the 111-95..." October 25

  • James Harden reacts to being ‘poster boy’ of NBA rule change

    Clutch Points "On Sunday the Nets dropped their second game of the season to the upstart Charlotte Hornets. They lost 111-95 in the home opener and were only able to muster 47 second half points, with just 17 in the 4th. They now sit at just 1-2. Kevin Durant was not the problem. KD had a game high 38 points..." October 25

  • Proof That NBA Purposely Removed Kyrie Irving From Top 75 List?

    It's Game 7 "The NBA released its Top 75 Greatest Players of All Time list last week. Two members of the Brooklyn Nets ultimately made the cut: Kevin Durant and James Harden. Kyrie Irving, despite being a focal point of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ infamous championship run, was notably..." October 25

  • Best & Worst Midseason Trade Destinations For Marvin Bagley III

    NBA Analysis "The Sacramento Kings are going to be open for business this NBA season when it comes to the trade market. Whether or not the team is in playoff contention or not, they will be making deals during the season. One of the players they will be looking to move on from at some point is..." October 25

  • Protesters Break Through Barricade At Barclays Center

    Total Pro Sports "Kyrie Irving supporters are causing quite the scene outside Barclays Center on Sunday. A large group of protestors turned out in Brooklyn to support the Nets superstar. The team is set to play the Charlotte Hornets in their home opener. " October 24

  • Interesting trade rumor name: Atlanta Hawks’ Cam Reddish

    Pro Basketball Talk "At this point early in the season, there is not a lot of NBA trade buzz — not even for Ben Simmons — as teams are settling into the season and figuring out exactly what they really have and what they need. Trade talk traditionally starts to ramp up closer to..." October 24

  • This Nets-Wizards Trade Is Focused On Kyrie Irving

    NBA Analysis "It seems like there is always some drama surrounding NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets. This time, it is about his vaccination status and this will impact his playing status this season. If the Nets do not want to commit to Irving long-term, could it turn into a potential..." October 24

  • Predicting 10 'Showcase' NBA Trade Candidates This Season

    Bleacher Report "While the NBA trade market rarely closes, it typically builds up over the course of the campaign before potentially erupting in a flurry of activity at the deadline. The extra time spawns movement for several different seasons. Players who inked free-agent pacts aren't..." October 24

  • NBA's 24 Under 24 Rankings: Who Follows Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum in Next-Gen Rankings?

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has arguably never been loaded with as much promising young talent as it is right now. Between the college game, the international game and the increased viability of other avenues like the G League to bring young players into the league, there's a wider pipeline than there's..." October 24

  • 5 NBA Panic Trades Fans Already Want to See

    Bleacher Report "For fans of certain NBA teams, is it too early to panic? A one or two-game sample size certainly isn't much to go off of, but it can reaffirm fears that fans may have already had involving players or weaknesses that the team did not address in the offseason. The war..." October 23

  • This Nets-Pistons Trade Is Centered Around Kyrie Irving

    NBA Analysis "The Brooklyn Nets will be one of the favorites to win the NBA Championship this season but they might have to do it without their All-Star point guard. Kyrie Irving will likely not play for the Nets this season and that will continue to be a storyline over the beginning of the regular..." October 23

  • Danny Ainge Didn't Want To Trade Jaylen Brown For James Harden, Says Kendrick Perkins

    Fadeaway World "Even though he doesn't get the same attention as other young players like Devin Booker, Ben Simmons, and even teammate Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown is one of the best talents in the NBA right now.  The Boston Celtics young star has improved his game season after season,..." October 23

  • 1 Way-Too-Early Observation For Each NBA Team

    NBA Analysis "The 2021-22 NBA season tipped off on Tuesday night with the defending World Champion Milwaukee Bucks hosting the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers hosting the Golden State Warriors, two games that were sights to see for everyone who loves the NBA!  Basketball is back and..." October 23

  • Nets revert to small-ball after big experiment comes up short

    New York Post "The small-ball-happy Nets experimented with going big for the first two games of this season, but when push came to shove, they went with what they knew. And it worked. Head coach Steve Nash started Nic Claxton and Blake Griffin together in the frontcourt in..." October 23

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Says The Nets Have Taken Calls For Kyrie Irving

    SI "The Brooklyn Nets played their second game of the NBA regular season on Friday evening in Philadelphia against the 76ers.  They were once again without their seven-time All-Star Kyrie Irving who is not eligible to play in games in home games in New York City (vaccine mandate),..." October 23

  • Jamal Crawford Makes Bold Claim About Kyrie Irving’s Absence

    Heavy "The Brooklyn Nets have begun their season 0-1 after suffering a blowout at the hands of the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks. Many have pointed to the absence of Nets star Kyrie Irving as the reason for them getting run out of Milwaukee on opening night. After all,..." October 23

  • Kia MVP Ladder: 21 names to monitor during 2021-22 season

    NBA.com "Fiddling with a strap on his backpack, reigning Kia MVP Nikola Jokic stopped his interviewer short of asking about pressure entering a potential repeat campaign. “Brother, I could not care less, for real,” he said. October 22

  • Special Trade Eligibility Dates For 2021/22

    Hoops Rumors "In a pair of previous articles, we took a closer look at the trade restrictions placed on two groups of players who signed free agent contracts this past offseason. The smaller of the two groups featured players who can’t be traded by their current teams until January 15, having..." October 22

  • 3 coaching changes for Steve Nash as Nets battle Sixers

    Clutch Points "It’s easy to overreact to the first game of the season. The Milwaukee Bucks torched the Brooklyn Nets, with Steve Nash’s team looking like it’s going to have lots of problems in the season’s early going. Of course, all of the narratives might get flipped..." October 22

  • Will The Brooklyn Nets Trade Kyrie Irving During The 2021/2022 Season?

    NBA Analysis "Kyrie Irving is one of the most notable names in the NBA that has received attention for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. Given the mandates in New York, it was revealed that Irving is unable to take part in home games with the Brooklyn Nets, forcing him to make a decision on his..." October 22

  • 3 Teams Who Could Show Interest In Pursuing Kevin Knox

    NBA Analysis "The New York Knicks had a massive season last year, making the playoffs for the first time since 2013 and claiming the 4-seed in the Eastern Conference. Losing in the first round to Trae Young and the Hawks definitely hurt, but the Knicks are back and they are going to be a tough team to face..." October 22

  • 2022 NBA free agent rankings: Top players available during the next offseason

    USA Today "Headlined by James Harden, Bradley Beal and Zach LaVine, the top of the 2022 NBA free-agent class is loaded with elite shooting guards, the types of players who can elevate a team’s offense just with their presence. There are top-notch players from other..." October 22

  • 6 biggest snubs from the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team

    The Score "The NBA finished its multi-day unveiling of the 75th Anniversary Team on Thursday - and even with a super-sized field of 76 players, the league still couldn't find room to recognize some of its all-time greats. Here are the six biggest snubs. October 22

  • Players Eligible For In-Season Veteran Extensions In 2021/22

    Hoops Rumors "As we explain in our glossary entry on veteran contract extensions, rookie scale extensions have historically been the most common form of contract extension in the NBA. However, the league’s latest Collective Bargaining Agreement loosened the rules on eligibility for veteran..." October 22

  • 3 Teams Who Could Pursue Thunder Big Man Derrick Favors

    NBA Analysis "The Oklahoma City Thunder are continuing their rebuilding process through the 2021-22 NBA season and as a result, they are going to be looking to get their young talents as much playing time and experience as possible. Last season, we saw them bench veteran Al Horford in favor of..." October 22

  • What the latest Ben Simmons news means for Nets

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets have been mired in controversy for weeks. Kyrie Irving is not vaccinated and the team isn’t interested in allowing him to be a “part-time” player. Coach Steve Nash has been preparing for life without one of the NBA’s 20 best players. Yet,..." October 21

  • Kevin Durant gets called out by Eli Manning

    Clutch Points "It looks like we’re all about to be treated to a showdown between Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant and New York Giants legend Eli Manning. The iconic NFL quarterback recently called out Durant for what could potentially be an intriguing turn of..." October 21

  • Top NBA Takeaways From Wednesday’s Busy Slate Of Action

    NBA Analysis "The NBA season kicked into full gear on Wednesday night with 11 games taking place. We saw some head coaching debuts and new faces in new places. It was only the second day of the season, but there are already contenders for what could be the best games we see and some of the best..." October 21

  • NBA Fans Debate Which NBA Ring Is The Best

    Fadeaway World "Winning an NBA ring is the most significant achievement for any basketball player. Not only this gives players status, but something nice to wear and remember for the rest of their lives.  These rings always have a terrific story behind them, with teams defying the odds to win..." October 21

  • Details On Starter Criteria For 2022 RFAs

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s rookie scale, which determines the salaries first-round picks earn during their first four seasons, also dictates how much the qualifying offers will be worth for those players when they reach restricted free agency after year four. However, the value of those..." October 21

  • Lowball Ben Simmons Trade Offers the 76ers Should Actually Consider

    Bleacher Report "The Ben Simmons trade saga has taken a few strange turns after his late arrival to the Philadelphia 76ers last week. It culminated with him getting thrown out of practice Tuesday and receiving a one-game suspension for "conduct detrimental to the team," per Shams Charania of..." October 21

  • 3 Teams Best Positioned For Zion Williamson Trade In Future

    NBA Analysis "The New Orleans Pelicans are beginning the 2021-22 season without their star power forward, Zion Williamson. This is the second time in three seasons that they will not have him at the start of a season because of an injury. This time, he is recovering from an operation that he had on..." October 21

  • NBA Teams With Open Roster Spots

    Hoops Rumors "With the NBA regular season underway, most teams are taking full advantage of their ability to carry up to 17 players, including 15 on standard contracts and a pair on two-way deals. As our roster counts page shows, 23 of the league’s 30 teams have full 17-man squads. Most of..." October 21

  • Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons could learn thing or two from Hawks’ Kevin Huerter

    Clutch Points "If there’s one thing that’s as sure as the sun rising tomorrow, it’s the fact that a day feels absolutely empty without reading about Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons. Both of them were once hailed as among the best guards in the NBA, but now, it truly feels like they’re..." October 21

  • 10 NBA Teams That Almost Had Different Names: From Chicago Matadors To Boston Unicorns

    Fadeaway World "The process of choosing a team name can be tedious, with owners opting to hear several opinions before deciding on a name. Over the years, there have been downright ridiculous suggestions, but so far, so good, most team names in the NBA are pleasing to hear. Fans across the globe have gotten..." October 21

  • Nets star James Harden’s epic reaction to making NBA Top 75 list

    Clutch Points "James Harden made it to the NBA Top 75 Greatest Players list, and the Brooklyn Nets star himself couldn’t believe it. The one-time MVP landed on the list on Tuesday along with a slew of new names added from the previous Top 50 list. When he was informed of his addition..." October 20

  • Chris Brown Calls Kyrie Irving a ‘Real Hero’ Over Decision to Not Get Vaccine

    Complex "Chris Brown has hailed Kyrie Irving as a “real hero.” The polarizing singer-songwriter took to Instagram on Wednesday to express his support for Irving’s anti-vaccine position.  October 20

  • Bradley Beal says other players try to recruit him “almost every game”

    The Ringer "All eyes are on Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving now, but everyone from team executives to opposing players continues to monitor the Washington Wizards. “Almost every game we play, someone says something,” Bradley Beal tells me over the phone, regarding how often players recruit him to..." October 20

  • 5 overreactions from the Nets’ season-opening loss to the Bucks

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash and his staff only recently learned they would be without the services of one of the 20 best players in the NBA. No team, no matter how stacked, brushes off a bombshell news story like that without so much as a hiccup. Yet the absence of Kyrie..." October 20

  • 3 Teams That Should Keep Tabs On Deandre Ayton Trade

    NBA Analysis "The Phoenix Suns shocked the basketball world on the eve of the 2021-22 regular season getting underway. The Suns had three players eligible for rookie extensions from the 2018 NBA Draft class; No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton, No. 10 overall pick Mikal Bridges, and No. 26 overall selection..." October 20

  • Kevin Durant Gives Subtle Shoutout to Kyrie Irving on Opening Night

    Heavy "Kyrie Irving wasn’t mentioned on the TNT broadcast of Brooklyn’s season opener against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday until there were five minutes left in the second quarter, according to Nets Daily. But his presence on the floor was missed immediately..." October 20

  • Trade Situations To Monitor Around NBA As New Season Begins

    NBA Analysis "The NBA’s 75th season is upon us and while all 30 teams in the league enter the new year with playoff/championship aspirations, some dreams just do not become reality. The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets enter the year as two heavy favorites to reach the NBA Finals, but they may not..." October 20

  • 3 Realistic Trade Targets For Philadelphia 76ers To Consider For Ben Simmons

    NBA Analysis "This past offseason has been extremely chaotic for the Philadelphia 76ers and they are definitely happy that the 2021-22 NBA season is finally here, but with the new season comes continued drama within their organization. Ben Simmons trade talks went on all offseason long, as the 3x..." October 20

  • Stephen A. Smith: Philly Should Sit Ben Simmons For a Year, Then Trade Him For James Harden

    The Big Lead "Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers are having relationship problems. It seems unlikely that Simmons will ever play another game for the 76ers despite the fact that they have him under contract through 2025. So everyone is trying to figure out what to do. This morning on First Take..." October 20

  • 1 player Bulls must keep an eye on for midseason trade

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bulls made some splashy moves in the offseason by acquiring Lonzo Ball, DeMar DeRozan and Alex Caruso, among others. The Bulls’ new front office of Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley has overhauled this roster over the past year in an attempt to take a big step forward after..." October 20

  • The 1 Thing Holding Back Every Under-30 NBA Superstar

    Bleacher Report "Superstars run the NBA. It's been that way for years, and for all of the innovations and evolutions in the basketball world, that part of the formula may never change. So, what defines a superstar? As broad as that question is, we'll use a simple answer for this..." October 20