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  • NBA community mourns the loss of basketball writer, NBA TV analyst Sekou Smith

    NBA.com "The NBA community mourns the loss of renowned basketball writer and NBA TV analyst Sekou Smith, who has passed away at the age of 48. " January 26

  • How The Boston Celtics Can Create A Big Three

    Fadeaway World "The Boston Celtics have a great team this season led by superstar Jayson Tatum. For years, the Celtics always seemed too young to be a legitimate contender. But that is no longer an excuse, as Tatum has elevated his game as one of the top-15 players in the world. But still, the..." January 26

  • Does Kevin Love Really Make Sense for Brooklyn Nets or Any Other Contender?

    Bleacher Report "Despite having played in just one full game this season, Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love just can't stay out of trade rumors. After already going all-in on the offensive end by swapping Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince and their draft capital for..." January 26

  • NBA League Pass Viewership Up 46 Percent From Last Season

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA says League Pass viewership is up 36 percent from last season. The league's annual subscription plan starts at $150. " January 26

  • Kyrie Irving Executes Secret Jersey Swap With Bam Adebayo After Getting Busted

    TMZ "If at first you don't succeed ... try, try again!! That's exactly what Kyrie Irving did Monday night ... super sneakily handing off his threads to Bam Adebayo after the Heat vs. Nets game -- and the dude got away with it this time!! Of course, the..." January 26

  • NBA Teams That Should Blow It Up Now

    Bleacher Report "The NBA doesn't want teams to push the red button. Flattened lottery odds made the race to the bottom less of a sure thing, and last year's addition of a play-in tournament expanded the list of "postseason" entrants in each conference to 10. Those are clear..." January 26

  • 5 Early Predictions for the 2021 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 NBA trade deadline is now less than two months away, although a blockbuster four-team James Harden trade has already caused ripples throughout the league. Harden joining the Brooklyn Nets means other title contenders may now be pressured to upgrade their..." January 26

  • Exposing the NBA's Worst Shooters so Far

    Bleacher Report "Identifying the NBA's worst shooters is a process overrun with subjectivity. Statistics are always part of the calculus, but which ones? And how are they weighted? And how do you account for the level of difficulty on field-goal attempts? Or the context of a player's role? And..." January 26

  • Lonzo Ball's regression, Warriors' starting-lineup woes among most disappointing NBA early season developments

    CBS Sports "Believe it or not, we've reached the quarter pole of the shortened 2020-21 NBA season, and in that time a number of surprising storylines have taken shape. Most are of the happy-surprise variety, like how hard LeBron James is playing when we all figured he would approach his 18th..." January 26

  • Nets’ Kyrie Irving goes end to end for a tough and-one

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets are still trying to find their footing with their three stars together, and they seem to be taking things one step at a time. Despite the struggles though, Kyrie Irving continues to play at a high level. On Monday against the Miami Heat,..." January 25

  • Bam Adebayo hilariously tries to pass to Heat teammate on bench

    Clutch Points "In what could very well turn out to be a Shaqtin’ a Fool moment, Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo committed a rather comical turnover during Miami’s Monday night matchup against the Brooklyn Nets. Adebayo threw an errant pass to a teammate who was heading to the..." January 25

  • Nets Interested In Trading For Kevin Love

    Fadeaway World "Even after pulling off a blockbuster trade for James Harden, the Brooklyn Nets are dreaming big. According to Jason Dumas, a reporter for KRON 4 News in San Francisco, the Nets are considering a number of players to acquire via trade, including 5x All-Star, Kevin Love. The..." January 25

  • NBA targeting early March for potential All-Star Game

    Yardbarker "Despite the cancellation of the traditional All-Star Weekend festivities, the NBA is still trying to put together an All-Star Game for the 2020-21 season. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association are discussing the possibility..." January 25

  • Kyrie Irving wears Kobe Bryant tribute jersey to game

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant ahead of Monday’s game between his Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat. Irving was close with Bryant and viewed the former Lakers star as a mentor. Kobe died on Jan. 26, 2020 in a helicopter crash. The Nets are not playing on..." January 25

  • James Harden Sounds off on Decreased Scoring Load With Nets

    Heavy "When NBA training camp started this past December it was clear that eight-time all-star James Harden was unhappy with his situation in Houston. Russell Westbrook, who Harden campaigned for Houston to acquire last summer had already been traded to the Washington Wizards, and to..." January 25

  • Kevin Durant Says 'Trust Is Already There' with Kyrie Irving, James Harden

    Bleacher Report "The Brooklyn Nets have only played two games with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden all together in the lineup, but Durant thinks the three know each other well enough for a smooth transition. "Trust is already there," Durant..." January 25

  • 8 NBA Players Who Could Get Moved Before the Trade Deadline

    Complex "The biggest splash of the 2020-21 NBA season has already been made. After nine decorated seasons with the Rockets, James Harden was shipped to a new city. Houston loaded up on future assets in a massive four-team deal that sent the 2018 MVP to Brooklyn, joining forces with Kyrie Irving and..." January 25

  • Kyrie Irving Finals prediction: ‘We will be on that stage’

    New York Post "Back-to-back losses and a cratered-out defense hadn’t dimmed Kyrie Irving’s confidence, taking to social media saying he wasn’t worried and the fans shouldn’t be either. Irving penned an Instagram post alluding to Brooklyn’s lofty goals, presumably the..." January 25

  • Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving trade still lopsided

    Cleveland.com "There’s an argument to be made that the Cleveland Cavaliers never should have traded Kyrie Irving, who sent a reminder of his brilliance this week with 75 points in two combined games against his old team Wednesday and Friday. The Cavs should have called his bluff, let him..." January 25

  • Spencer Dinwiddie On Court Just Three Weeks After Surgery

    Heavy "Amid all the frenzy surrounding the James Harden trade and Kyrie Irving’s personal leave, one major story that has been lost in the Brooklyn Nets tumultuous season is the loss of their starting shooting guard Spencer Dinwiddie. Spencer who was named the starter over..." January 24

  • Brooklyn Nets look for momentum against undermanned Miami Heat team

    Sportsnaut "Bam Adebayo’s biggest night of his young career nearly completed a comeback for the Miami Heat over the Brooklyn Nets and their three stars. The Nets seek better ways at stopping Adebayo and another win over the Heat on Monday night when the teams reconvene in New..." January 24

  • NBA Fans React To Hilarious Pic Of James Harden In 2026

    Fadeaway World "The NBA community can make some hilarious memes whenever they want and James Harden became one of their favorite victims in the last couple of weeks. During his last days with the Houston Rockets, Harden wasn’t in shape, something that drastically changed when he arrived in the..." January 24

  • Kyrie Irving, Bam Adebayo prevented from jersey swap by security

    Heat Nation "On Saturday evening, the Miami Heat lost yet another tough game, this time to the new-look Brooklyn Nets, 128-124. Heat big man Bam Adebayo attempted to swap jerseys with Nets star Kyrie Irving after the game, but a security official prevented them from actually..." January 24

  • James Harden deferring and shooting less in early days with Nets

    CBS Sports "With just about four minutes left in the Brooklyn Nets' 128-124 win over the Miami Heat on Saturday night, James Harden used a screen from Jeff Green and weaved his way into the lane, where he suddenly found himself all alone. But instead of rising up for..." January 24

  • Joe Johnson Says Brooklyn Nets Big 3 Is Best Scoring Super Team Ever

    TMZ "Ex-NBA star Joe Johnson says Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving are already the most lethal scoring big 3 in NBA history ... telling TMZ Sports the Brooklyn Nets will be a serious problem for "any damn body." It's a..." January 24

  • Weird Week in Hoops: Kevin Porter's food fight and Bernie on the bench

    The Score "Kevin Porter Jr. tosses his lunch The Kevin Porter Jr. experience in Cleveland is over thanks in large part to a recent locker-room outburst in which the recent No. 30 pick reportedly yelled at staff and threw food. For Cavaliers fans, the..." January 24

  • “Giannis Antetokounmpo Isn't Better Than LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, James Harden, And Kawhi Leonard”

    Fadeaway World "Giannis Antetokounmpo is a 2x MVP, 4x All-Star, and reigning NBA Defensive Player of The Year. To many, his skill set, size, and resume are enough to put him amongst the NBA’s elite — even at 26-years-old. To some, he’s right up there with LeBron James for the title of being..." January 23

  • Nets will ‘make a run’ at Cavs big man JaVale McGee

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers did business in the James Harden trade and they may be indulging in trade talks again. According to Sam Amico of FortyEightMinutes, the Nets are engaged in trade talks to acquire JaVale McGee from the..." January 23

  • Kyrie Irving Calls Out Critics in IG Post After Nets Loss; Kevin Durant Responds

    Bleacher Report "Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving posted a cryptic statement Saturday on Instagram after scoring 38 points in Friday night's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving's comments received a stamp of approval from teammate Kevin Durant: The..." January 23

  • Kevin Durant-James Harden-Kyrie Irving Big 3 ‘missing’ key element, per Nets coach Steve Nash

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets head coach Steven Nash acknowledged his team’s shortcomings in their 125-113 defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday. The powerhouse squad got starched by the subpar Cavs team for the second game in a..." January 23

  • Nets have sold their defensive soul to the devil for James Harden, stats show

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets received a dynamic scorer with the addition of James Harden via a recent blockbuster trade. However, they seem to have weakened their defense with the departure of Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert, and Rodions Kurucs in exchange for the services of the 2018 NBA..." January 23

  • Nets' Kevin Durant ruled out for Friday's game at Cleveland Cavaliers

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets' star Kevin Durant has been ruled out of Friday night's game at the Cleveland Cavaliers for Achilles injury rehab. Durant played more than 50 minutes in the Nets' double-overtime loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday, tallying 38 points, 12..." January 22

  • Nets’ defense needs fixing after being torched by Cavs

    New York Post "After dropping Kyrie Irving back into the mix with Kevin Durant and newcomer James Harden, Brooklyn has the potential to become an offensive juggernaut. But the other end of the court is every bit the issue it was expected to be. So far there’s been no D in..." January 22

  • Frontcourt players the Nets can target with their upcoming Disabled Player Exception

    Hoops Hype "After acquiring James Harden in a blockbuster trade last week, the Nets find themselves with some open roster spots. Brooklyn loaded up on guards this offseason in case they had to deplete their guard rotation in a trade for Harden. Instead, Caris LeVert was the..." January 22

  • Nets Granted Disabled Player Exception

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets have been granted a disabled player exception worth $5.7 million for the loss of Spencer Dinwiddie. " January 22

  • LeBron James, Kevin Durant snap back at ‘old heads’ hating on NBA stars

    Clutch Points "As athletes who play a sport watched by millions around the world, NBA players are no strangers to criticism, whether they are made by strangers online or by fellow players. Some even welcome criticism at times as they look to improve and become better versions of themselves. However,..." January 22

  • James Harden Contract Extension Could Be Happening Soon

    Heavy "When training camp opened up for the 2020-21 NBA season the future was bright for General Manager Sean Marks and the Brooklyn Nets. They had two young stars in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, a wealth of riches in young players such as Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen..." January 22

  • Desperation Trade Targets to Create New NBA Contenders

    Bleacher Report "The Brooklyn Nets went all-in on James Harden, surrendering control of their first-round picks through 2027 and sacrificing depth in exchange for superstar talent that (they hope) will give them a better shot at a championship. It was a bold bet. Maybe even a desperate one. The..." January 22

  • Norvel Pelle planning to sign with Brooklyn Nets

    Forbes.com "The Brooklyn Nets are planning to sign free-agent forward Norvel Pelle, a 27-year-old shot-blocking big man who played 24 games with the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2019-20 season. The news was first reported by ESPN.com, and confirmed by a source with direct knowledge of the..." January 22

  • 5 NBA Blockbuster Trades Ideas Before The Deadline

    Fadeaway World "The NBA trade deadline is not until March 25 but that doesn’t mean that a blockbuster, or two, couldn’t happen before then. We have already seen the Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets shock the world with their four-team blockbuster featuring James Harden go down. With nearly two..." January 22

  • Kyrie Irving is back, but why was his absence so polarizing?

    The Score "Just over 90 seconds into Wednesday's game between the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving had the ball in his hands in the corner, with an overmatched Cedi Osman trying to contain him. Irving appeared to be posting Osman up before spinning to his right, spinning back to his..." January 22

  • How Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and 13 key NBA offseason additions are faring with new teams

    CBS Sports "It may not seem like it, but we're nearly a quarter of the way through the 2020-21 NBA schedule. Postponements and thinning rosters due to health and safety protocols have made it difficult to judge the early returns for many teams, but we're starting to get a sense of how the pieces..." January 22

  • The East Has Become The Best Conference In The NBA After 21 Years

    Fadeaway World "For years, the Western Conference has had the stigma of being the stronger conference in the NBA. Teams such as the Spurs, Lakers, and Warriors have dominated the last 2 decades of professional basketball and they have some of the greatest players ever. Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille..." January 22

  • Kobe Bryant meant more to current NBA players than LeBron James or Michael Jordan

    USA Today "On Jan. 9, San Antonio’s DeMar DeRozan scored 38 points in the Spurs' overtime victory against Minnesota. None of his made field goals was a 3-pointer. The longest shot he made came from 19 feet. It was an efficient 13-for-23 shooting from the field and 12-for-13 on free throws..." January 22

  • Adam Silver Suggests NBA Won't Expand For Under $2.5 Billion Franchise Fee

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has reportedly considered expansion in the medium-term with a possible franchise fee of $2.5 billion. Adam Silver said he is “not ready” to confirm the number of teams or the price point the league would seek if it were to add clubs. He said it “doesn’t..." January 22

  • Are The Miami Heat A Better Fit For James Harden?

    Sun Sentinel "Udonis Haslem laughed at the possibility, if only because of the after-hours ramifications. Jimmy Butler, though, was willing to give it a go. No, there ultimately was no need to fit James Harden for a Miami Heat jersey. But that doesn’t mean the idea wasn’t kicked around..." January 22

  • Sean Marks wants to keep Nets’ Big 3 around

    New York Post "Technically, Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving can opt out of their contracts after next season. Realistically, Nets general manager Sean Marks all but admitted he intends to lock up his Big 3 with contract extensions that will keep them in Brooklyn as long as..." January 22

  • The unstoppable Kobe Bryant, as told by the defenders tasked with stopping him

    ESPN "DURING A STORIED 14-year NBA career, Tony Allen was named to six All-Defensive teams and earned the nickname "The Grindfather" for his abilities as one of the league's most hard-nosed perimeter defenders. But on Feb. 22, 2005, he was a 24-year-old rookie..." January 22

  • Canada Basketball blindsided by FIBA sanctions, $227K fine

    CBC "Canada Basketball president and CEO Glen Grunwald says he was blindsided by sanctions levied against the program on Wednesday. The International Basketball Federation, or FIBA, fined the Canadian governing body for the sport up to $227,138 and threatened to dock..." January 22

  • The reason Kyrie Irving smiled during Collin Sexton’s 42-point explosion over Nets

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving made his return to the floor Wednesday night after a seven-game absence. “Uncle Drew” was greeted by Collin Sexton and a hungry Cleveland Cavaliers team in his first game back. Sexton torched Irving and the..." January 21