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  • The Perfect Trade Target for Every NBA Team

    Bleacher Report "As the least predictable season in NBA history nears its conclusion, it's time to start thinking about the offseason. Player movement likely won't measure up to the madness of 2019, but there will surely be some players finding their way to new teams. Free..." September 25

  • Top-5 Players Billy Donovan Should Bring To The Bulls

    Fadeaway World "The Bulls are in an interesting position moving forward. They just hired Billy Donovan as their new head coach, as well as Arturas Karnisovas to be the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations. With new leadership and a nucleus of intriguing young talent, Chicago..." September 25

  • LeBron James requested guarding Murray late: 'I knew it was winning time'

    Talk Basket "LeBron James opened up about guarding Jamal Murray in the final minutes of Game 4 between the Lakers and the Nuggets. James managed to stop Murray on multiple occasions in the final seconds and helped the Lakers earn the 114-108 win. " September 25

  • NBA Players Dangerously Close to Bust Status

    Bleacher Report "A handful of recent top-20 NBA draft picks may be running out of time. Some slow starters, like Mohamed Bamba and Markelle Fultz, are still young with room left to improve, so they'll have suitors lined up once they're available. But the following five prospects..." September 25

  • Nuggets' Michael Malone jokes he'll have to 'go through the proper channels' like Lakers to get foul calls

    CBS Sports "After their Game 3 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers were so frustrated with the officiating in the series, that they asked to speak to the referees' managers.  Specifically, they presented a case to the league..." September 25

  • Can Denver Nuggets Actually Come Back from 3-1 Again vs. Los Angeles Lakers?

    Bleacher Report "You're going to see the same hack joke everywhere over the next couple of days: The Denver Nuggets have the Los Angeles Lakers right where they want them. It's just so easy—as easy as it is off the mark. The truth is, we're now on the last few..." September 25

  • Charles Barkley Gets Blasted For Defending The Shooting Of Breonna Taylor

    Total Pro Sports "Charles Barkley usually has controversial takes on thigs outside of sports and such was the case when he spoke on what happened with Breonna Taylor. The NBA hall of famer is getting blasted today after he essentially took the side of the police who shot and killed Taylor as she slept..." September 24

  • TikTok User Claims Unnamed NBA Player Paid Her $7K To Sneak Into Bubble, Posts Evidence

    Total Pro Sports "It looks like Danuel House wasn’t the only NBA player who had an unauthorized person in their Disney room in Orlando. TikTok user hannmaile recently shared a video where she claimed to be paid $7K to sneak herself inside the Disney’s NBA Bubble because an unnamed NBA..." September 24

  • From afar, watching Lakers-Nuggets with the 'Serbian Barkley'

    ESPN "Just four minutes and 38 seconds into the second quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic retreated to his team's bench having committed his third foul of the game. That's when the team knew its 7-foot passing savant was in..." September 23

  • Jamal Murray's leap puts everything on the table for the Nuggets

    The Score "Jamal Murray is having one of the most remarkable postseason glow-ups we've ever seen.  The Denver Nuggets guard has upped his regular-season averages of 18.5 points and 4.8 assists on 55.9% true shooting to 26.6 points and 6.5 assists on 63% true shooting this..." September 23

  • How the Nuggets are using LeBron James to beat the Lakers

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers are two wins away from the NBA Finals, but this Denver Nuggets team doesn’t go away quietly. The Lakers need one more burst from LeBron James and then even more if they reach the Finals. On the daily Locked On Lakers..." September 23

  • WNBA, NBA players react on Twitter to Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

    CBS Sports "In wake of protests and the fight for equality, athletes have been outspoken in the movement towards social justice reforms. Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in Louisville, has been someone many have fought for. Those fighting in her name were hoping justice would eventually..." September 23

  • NBA Sets Format For Draft Combine

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA announced plans today for a revamped draft combine that will run from September 28 until early to mid-November. Designed to aid with player evaluation before the November 18 draft, some of the combine will take place in team markets and other parts will be..." September 23

  • Frank Vogel says Lakers zone not sustainable

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers nearly out-Nuggeted the Denver Nuggets in Tuesday's Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, whittling a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit down to three in fewer than five minutes of game time. It was astonishing to watch, and was eerily reminiscent..." September 23

  • Here's 5 Boom-or-Bust 2020 NBA Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "While every NBA team has a wish list for free agency, there are only so many superstars to go around. Actually, the 2020 offseason really only has one. And it's Anthony Davis, who might be a free agent by title only—assuming he even declines his $28.8..." September 23

  • Nikola Jokic, Michael Malone believe Jamal Murray has earned superstar status

    ESPN "A 20-point Denver Nuggets lead had dwindled to four with over two minutes left in the game when Nikola Jokic handed the ball off to Jamal Murray. Murray backed Alex Caruso off the 3-point line only to spin and drill a step-back 3. On the next..." September 23

  • Kevin Garnett Says His NBA Era 'Could Never Play in a Bubble'

    Complex "The latest guest on Load Management was Kevin Garnett. You may have missed or mentally filed away the post from earlier but, hey, fortunately there's no expiration here.  Amongst several topics discussed (more on that in a sec) the NBA..." September 23

  • Doc Rivers’ decisions had Clippers players scratching their heads

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers were a major disappointment during the NBA playoffs, and head coach Doc Rivers is becoming a target for some of the blame. The Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead and lost in seven games to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals. They held leads..." September 22

  • 5 Playmakers The Clippers Should Target This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Clippers looked lost on offense in the second half of each of its final three games against Denver. Their shots weren’t falling, they developed no rhythm and no one attempted to stop the game from being played at the Nuggets’ tempo. In addition to a new interior..." September 22

  • Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard, once seen as malcontents, are helping the Lakers’ playoff run

    Boston "If ever there was a night for the Los Angeles Lakers’ supporting cast to get lost in the shuffle, this was it. LeBron James scored the Lakers’ first 12 points and had 20 by halftime. Anthony Davis hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer – “the biggest shot of my..." September 22

  • NBA participation in Tokyo Olympics could be limited, Adam Silver says

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the Tokyo Olympics’ effect on the league’s schedule planning for 2021 is unclear, but that it’s possible that Olympic participation may be limited. “There are a lot of great U.S. players, and we may be up against a..." September 22

  • Most Intriguing Landing Spots for NBA's Top Trade Targets

    Bleacher Report "Where oh where will the NBA's top offseason trade targets land? Er, well, we have no idea. It could be nowhere. It could be anywhere. It could be with your team. Where should the most sought-after trade candidates go if they do in fact go anywhere at all? Now..." September 22

  • Adam Silver: Next season unlikely to start before 2021

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver does not expect the 2020-21 season to begin in 2020. Silver told CNN’s Bob Costas on Tuesday that his “best guess” is the NBA will not begin next season until at least January. A Christmas start date is still the ideal scenario, but that..." September 22

  • 5 NBA Players in Desperate Need of a Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Players can grow apart from their NBA teams before their contracts split them up. When that happens, the situation is unsalvageable, and a trade becomes necessary. Maybe a team changes its overall direction and renders a player obsolete. Or perhaps that player gets..." September 22

  • IG Model Violet Ramos Tries To Expose Nuggets PJ Dozier But Gets Exposed For Creating Fake DMs

    Black Sports Online "Clout is one hell of a drug and when you try to do something to gain attention on social media everyone will be sure to let you know how foolish you look. IG model Violet Ramos found that out last night. During the Lakers v Nuggets game, PJ Dozier got more playing time than..." September 22

  • NBA execs poll: Luka Doncic top young talent to build around; Zion Williamson comes at No. 7

    Hoops Hype "With only four teams remaining in the playoff bubble, HoopsHype polled 15 NBA talent evaluators, including four general managers, six executives and five scouts, to learn which players under 25 they’d build around and why. The top player to build around is not surprising, but..." September 22

  • NBA mulling fall tournament featuring G League select team

    USA Today "The NBA G League is reportedly discussing the possibility of hosting a tournament in a bubble environment featuring the newly-formed Ignite team, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The tournament will take place in November or December and will also include other teams,..." September 22

  • Will Barton Unlikely To Return During Western Finals

    Clutch Points "The Denver Nuggets are in dire need of some good news following their heart-wrenching defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday. Unfortunately for them, this won’t come in the form of Will Barton’s status..." September 21

  • Jamal Murray Needs Some Help From His Nuggets Teammates

    The Big Lead "The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets in spectacular fashion Sunday night, winning on an incredible buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Anthony Davis. The 105-103 win will be remembered for Davis' game-winner but there's more to the story. The overarching..." September 21

  • Top 10 NBA Players We All Want To Win A Ring

    Fadeaway World "  Winning an NBA Championship is one of the toughest things any team or player can achieve. In fact, there are plenty of franchises that have never been able to pull it off, while some teams haven’t even made it to the NBA Finals once in their history.September 21

  • Lakers' Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee Trolled Nikola Jokic During Game 2

    Heavy "Nikola Jokic was almost able to single handily lead the Denver Nuggets to a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. They couldn’t find an answer for him on defense. If it wasn’t for Anthony Davis hitting a game-winning 3, Jokic would’ve been credited with the..." September 21

  • Here's three trade ideas involving Chris Paul

    The Oklahoman "Chris Paul hinted at the uncertainty of the Thunder’s offseason. “I don’t know what the future holds,” Paul said a day after the Thunder was eliminated in the first round, “but what I can say is that this team, I think I made some connections and bonds..." September 21

  • Nuggets’ Jamal Murray is more than a shooting star: He’s a leader

    Los Angeles Times "Seven years after leaving New Orleans as an assistant, Michael Malone connected his former point guard there with the burgeoning lead guard of his new team in Denver during the summer of 2018. Malone wanted Jamal Murray to visit Chris Paul at his summer camp in..." September 21

  • How six teams have stopped LeBron James in the NBA playoffs

    ESPN "THWACK!! Detroit Pistons defensive wizard Tayshaun Prince, all 215 pounds of him, smashed into an immovable, 7-foot-3, 260-pound object named Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The Cleveland Cavaliers big man planted himself adjacent to Prince with the explicit purpose of preventing..." September 21

  • Why Isiah Thomas doubts Nuggets can beat Lakers in West Finals

    Clutch Points "NBA legend and basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas doubts the Denver Nuggets can overcome the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals. Thomas noted the Nuggets have the talent to compete, but he wondered whether Denver can match the savvy and..." September 20

  • Three things to watch for in Game 2 of WCF "The Los Angeles Lakers have thrown the first punch. Led by Anthony Davis, who scored a game-high 37 points to go along with 10 rebounds, the Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals with a commanding 126-114..." September 20

  • How Michael Porter Jr.’s controversial comments became a turning point

    Clutch Points "Some would argue that Michael Porter Jr.’s postgame comments after Game 4 became the turning point for the Denver Nuggets in their second-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Porter’s controversial comments — which suggested that Denver..." September 20

  • Social Media Loses Its Mind After This Video of Bronny James Surfaces

    Total Pro Sports "Bronny James just reminded everybody why it can sometimes suck being the kid of a mega-star athlete in the social media world. The son of the Los Angeles Lakers star forward is trending on Twitter for allegedly sparking up a blunt and it being posted to social media for all to..." September 19

  • Denver Nuggets balance frustration with officiating and their own play in Game 1 loss to Los Angeles Lakers

    USA Today "On the court, the issue made the Denver Nuggets feel frustrated. Off the court, the issue prompted Nuggets guard Jamal Murray to offer sarcastic laughter and coach Mike Malone to offer sarcastic analysis. After suffering a 126-114 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday in..." September 19

  • TNT Announcers Troll Clippers, Start Laughing At Them During Lakers-Nuggets Garbage Time

    Fadeaway World "Following a disastrous elimination at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, the Los Angeles Clippers have been the victims of plenty of jokes around the NBA. Fans, analysts, even other players have mocked the Clippers for blowing a 3-1 lead in the second round of the playoffs. That took a..." September 19

  • Free Agent Stock Watch: Playoff Edition

    Hoops Rumors "Throughout the season, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents this off-season. With the playoffs ongoing at the Orlando campus, it’s time to examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other..." September 19

  • Who's the best golfer inside the NBA bubble? It's probably not a player

    USA Today "The Miami Heat’s practice had ended, and forward Andre Iguodala left the gym talking on his phone. He was making a tee time for himself, teammate Kelly Olynyk and Heat shooting coach Rob Fodor. “KO, we’re set up. Twenty minutes,” Iguodala said to..." September 18

  • Enes Kanter, ESPN’s Woj react to death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Clutch Points "The world is mourning the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, the court announced. Shortly after the news of her death, Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter and NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski shared..." September 18

  • Which 2020 NBA Free Agents Will Get the Worst Contracts?

    Bleacher Report "The course of free agency is always difficult to predict in the NBA, but the 2020 offseason could make previous years seem like a color-by-number worksheet. Thanks to the months-long hiatus, seeding games and playoffs without fans and a general decline in television ratings,..." September 18

  • 3 best Clippers trade options for Paul George

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Clippers and Paul George are in shambles. Their humiliating series defeat to the Denver Nuggets in the second round was shattering. The fact that they blew a 3-1 series lead to a relatively inexperienced Nuggets side just made things a lot, lot..." September 18

  • Jamal Murray’s basketball career defined by ability to overcome any test

    Sportsnet "Life in the bubble has been pretty good to Jamal Murray, the Denver Nuggets guard from Kitchener, Ont., who has become the breakout story on the breakout team in the NBA playoffs. He’s not upset about the lack of distractions or not having the comforts of home or..." September 18

  • LeBron James has nothing but respect for resilient Denver Nuggets

    ESPN "Up to this point, the crowning achievement of LeBron James' storied career was leading the Cleveland Cavaliers back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals. So it should come as no surprise that the Denver Nuggets,..." September 18

  • Are NBA playoff games better in a bubble? No home-court advantage, unpredictable basketball

    USA Today "Maybe the NBA should hold its playoffs in a bubble all the time. It is basketball distilled to its essence – five-on-five in a random gym. “At the end of the day, it's just guys playing in between those lines and who executes better and who plays the whole 48..." September 18

  • Michael Malone cracks funny ‘3-1’ joke ahead of Lakers series

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Nuggets are unstoppable these playoffs when down 3-1, and head coach Michael Malone almost wants to keep playing from behind. Malone joked Thursday that the Nuggets were hoping to start the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers already in a 3-1..." September 17

  • NBA Sends Guidelines For Pre-Draft Process To Teams

    Hoops Rumors "With the 2020 NBA draft now scheduled to take place on November 18, the league has sent teams a series of revamped guidelines for the pre-draft process, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). With no in-person draft combine taking place this year due to..." September 17