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  • Projecting Every NBA Team's Opening Night Starting 5

    Bleacher Report "Whether players want to admit it or not, there's a certain cachet that comes along with being an NBA starter. And at the dawn of another regular season, there are still a few starting spots around the league to be determined. Who'll get a shot at..." October 16

  • Recap Of 2019 NBA Draft Pick Signings

    Hoops Rumors "When word broke last week that Hornets second-round pick Jalen McDaniels had signed with the team, it meant that we now know the 2019/20 plans for all 60 of this year’s NBA draft picks. The majority of this year’s draftees signed NBA contracts..." October 16

  • LeBron James ‘won’t talk’ about China controversy again

    CNN "Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is ready to move on from the China controversy and focus on winning a championship and other things. Just a day after criticizing Houston Rockets' general manager Daryl Morey as "misinformed" over a tweet supporting..." October 16

  • 5 Players Who Can Help Karl-Anthony Towns In Minnesota

    Fadeaway World "The Minnesota Timberwolves have a spectacular talent on their roster in Karl-Anthony Towns. KAT is a two-way player who is not even in his prime yet. With the potential to be one of the best players in the league, Towns could certainly use some help if the Wolves want to keep him happy where he..." October 16

  • Top 5 NBA Players Who Were Traded Too Soon

    Fadeaway World "Everyone knows that the NBA is a business. Teams always become impatient with players and would rather get rid of the player than work with him. Sometimes this tactic does work in the team’s favor but there are a few cases as to where the team that made the trade has regretted the..." October 16

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Favored To Win NBA MVP; Zion Williamson Is Heavy Rookie Of Year Favorite "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is favored to win his second straight NBA MVP award while New Orleans Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson is the favorite to be named NBA Rookie of the Year, according to Antetokounmpo won his first MVP after the 2018-19..." October 16

  • How Pacers Built a Contender

    Bleacher Report "First, a quiz. • Who Am I? • Only bench player to lead the NBA in steals • Only bench player to make an All-Defensive team • As a rookie, I had 25 assists in a game • Twice I had 8 offensive..." October 16

  • 4 Best Trade Packages For Kyle Lowry

    Fadeaway World "Kyle Lowry was the point guard for the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors last season. After bouncing around the league for so long, he found a team where he can flourish with the Raptors. Lowry has become a better player every year, adding a very effective deep-range jumper to a game that was..." October 15

  • Players argued to Adam Silver they would’ve been punished for tweet as costly as Daryl Morey’s

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver held a tense meeting with players from the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers last week when he arrived in Shanghai, sources told ESPN's Rachel Nichols. During the meeting, sources said, several prominent players voiced..." October 15

  • Report: LeBron told Silver to speak on China situation before players do

    The Score "In an Oct. 9 meeting that included all members of the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai, LeBron James informed NBA commissioner Adam Silver that it would be unfair for players to speak publicly about the NBA's ongoing dispute with China before..." October 14

  • Tencent restores some NBA games after China controversy

    Larry Brown Sports "There may be a bit of a truce forming between the NBA and some aspects of the China controversy. Chinese technology company Tencent, the NBA’s exclusive digital partner in the country, quietly returned a pair of preseason games to streaming status. " October 14

  • 'It's the dirty little secret that everybody knows about'

    ESPN "IT'S THE AFTERNOON of Feb. 26, during a three-games-in-four-nights stretch, and Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is on a roll. Tomorrow night, his Heat will host the Golden State Warriors, then fly to Houston to face the Rockets on Feb. 28. But now he's rattling off what time the..." October 14

  • Top 10 Best NBA Scoring Duos Of The 21th Century

    Fadeaway World "Basketball in the NBA has been characterized by high octane offense of late. The Golden State Warriors have been honored with starting the trend of fast, high scoring games with a high volume of three-pointers. With the NBA adapting the rulebook to welcome more of such games, it..." October 12

  • Malcolm Brogdon Showing Reggie-Like Leadership "It seemed evident from his introductory press conference in July, but it's beyond doubt now. The Pacers haven't played a game that counts, and won't for another two weeks, but Malcolm Brogdon's position as team leader is secure. Not a leader, the leader. This..." October 11

  • Star Trade Ideas Ahead of Season Start

    Bleacher Report "It's never too early to talk NBA trades, even if the 2019-20 season has yet to start. It's a time for unbridled optimism, but those feelings will quickly turn to desperation as teams begin to fall out of the playoff race. While some star players are likely to be..." October 11

  • Sports agents warn NBA players to avoid China talk as athletes, executives walk ‘fine line’

    CNBC "NBA players have been unusually quiet on China since the nation started severing ties with the league. That may stem from the private advice they are getting from sports agents to tread lightly — or avoid discussing it entirely — if they are asked about the uproar over Hong..." October 11

  • Pacers exercise contract options for 2020-21 on Aaron Holiday, T.J. Leaf

    Indianapolis Star "The 2020-21 contract options on Aaron Holiday and T.J. Leaf have been picked up by the Indiana Pacers, league sources told IndyStar Thursday. Holiday is entering the second guaranteed year of his rookie deal after being a first-round pick in 2018. The last two years of his scale..." October 11

  • Pacers Sign Walt Lemon Jr.

    SLAM Online "The Indiana Pacers have brought back guard Walt Lemon Jr., Scott Agness of The Athletic reports. Lemon Jr. spent last season with the Chicago Bulls but played previously with Indy’s G League affiliate. Signed to a contract with Chicago late last season, Lemon averaged..." October 11

  • NBA salary cap experts prepping scenarios in which China controversy lowers 2020-21 cap by 10-15%

    Yahoo! Sports "At least five NBA teams are having their salary cap personnel plan for a scenario in which the cap for the 2020-21 season could drop between 10 and 15 percent due to the current situation between the NBA and China, league sources told Yahoo Sports. This is part of the..." October 10

  • Charles Barkley Rips 'Idiots' For Criticizing NBA Over China

    TMZ "Charles Barkley is going scorched earth on "idiots" who are criticizing the NBA's handling of the China situation ... calling people "jackasses" and hypocrites for blasting the league!! The ex-NBA superstar says he can't believe the way people are..." October 10

  • Dennis Rodman offers to be NBA's ambassador amid China controversy

    The Score "Dennis Rodman wants to help make peace between the NBA and China. As the fallout continues after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters, Rodman posted a video on his Twitter account Wednesday in which he offered to serve as..." October 10

  • Workers forced to re-sand floors for NBA game in China after sponsors pulled out

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA decided to hold its ground and continue with its scheduled preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai on Thursday, but some significant adjustments had to be made before the ball tipped off. Despite the Chinese government canceling all media..." October 10

  • Delays continue as Goga Bitadze could be in danger of missing entire preseason

    Indianapolis Star "As precious time ticks off the clock until Indiana Pacers begin the regular season, rookie Goga Bitadze drifts farther behind. The 6-11 center did not practice again Tuesday after he injured himself before the team left Oct. 1 to play two games in India. Bitadze wasn't able..." October 09

  • As impasse over pro-Hong Kong tweet simmers, what's at stake for the NBA in China?

    USA Today "In the late 1980s, when the NBA began making inroads into China, the league sent CCTV NBA games on videotape and told the state-run TV station it could air games at no cost. By 1992, the league had opened an office in Hong Kong, and by 2004, the NBA was playing preseason games in..." October 09

  • NBA players most likely to be traded this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA teams had historically high roster churn this summer. With so many newcomers around the league, there are fewer than usual obvious in-season trade candidates entering the year. But a few still stand out: Nene (Rockets) The NBA nixed the Rockets’..." October 09

  • Chinese apparel brand ANTA halts contract negotiations with NBA

    SI "The Chinese shoe company Anta Sports said it will suspend contract renewal negotiations with the NBA, according to Reuters.  Anta's move is the latest in a series of backlashes to a tweet in support of Hong Kong protestors by Rockets general manager Daryl..." October 09

  • Pacers Waive Jakeenan Gant

    Hoops Rumors "Jakeenan Gant, who had an Exhibit 10 contract with the Pacers, has been placed on waivers, tweets Scott Agness of The Athletic. " October 09

  • Adam Silver shows NBA will only go so far in making nice with China

    USA Today "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver went to the podium in Tokyo on Tuesday to answer questions about the international crisis his league has found itself in the middle of, he had already made an important choice.  Instead of continuing acquiescence to..." October 08

  • Will NBA games in China be cancelled? Nation pulls plug on airing games, celebrities boycott

    USA Today "China will not air two preseason NBA games scheduled in China this week on TV and the Internet after NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s latest comments in Tokyo showing unwavering support for free speech and the growing rift between the league and China. There is concern..." October 08

  • Adam Silver Going to Shanghai to Salvage Relationship with China

    TMZ "NBA commissioner Adam Silver is going to Shanghai to try and repair the league's relationship with China ... but says he won't bend when it comes to protecting freedom of expression. "The NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players,..." October 08

  • Can Malcolm Brogdon compete for Most Improved Player of the Year?

    Clutch Points "The upcoming season will provide Malcolm Brogdon with a great opportunity to showcase more elements of his skill-set than when he was with the Milwaukee Bucks. Brogdon is already coming off a season with solid averages of 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in..." October 06

  • Adam Silver hopes to launch pro league in India "NBA commissioner Adam Silver plans to create a professional basketball league in India that will be reminiscent of the Basketball Africa League (launching in 2020), The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears reports. “There’s a serious consideration to the launch of a..." October 04

  • The NBA is playing in India for the first time ever

    CNN "The National Basketball Association (NBA) has arrived in India. Two NBA teams -- the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers -- will go head to head in two preseason games on Friday and Saturday in Mumbai. It's not just the first ever NBA game in India -- it's the first time..." October 04

  • What do the Hornets want to be in a post-Kemba Walker world?

    Sporting News "Hornets coach James Borrego put a positive spin on a number of topics at Monday's media day. Playing with pace, defensive strategies, ball movement — his voice was filled with excitement because that's how these things usually go ahead of another season. Every..." October 03

  • Ranking The Best NBA Point Guards By Tiers

    Fadeaway World "The point guard position has changed tremendously over the past decade. The player in this position is no longer required to just run the plays, and lead the team’s offense every night. They must also score the ball, and are often the best scorers on their respective teams! Some..." October 01

  • Lakers, Kings, Suns join Teams Of Despair

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nearly every NBA team was good, is good or will be good. Teams often follow a general lifecycle. They’re young/bad then prime/good then old/bad then start over at the beginning. Teams usually advance through each stage quickly enough that rosters overlap. But not every..." October 01

  • Allen Iverson Is Pissed About ESPN’s Top 100 Players Ranking

    Philly Voice "Ask almost anyone under 40 whether Allen Iverson is a top 50 all-time NBA player, and they would probably look at you like you're crazy for questioning it. Even with a sound methodology and a full review of the history of the NBA, any and every player ranking is ultimately going..." September 30

  • Team USA’s Jerry Colangelo: ‘Our focus is apparently on the Olympics, I expected a different response’

    Clutch Points "USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo showed a distinct disappointment after witnessing the wave of withdrawals from consideration for the recent FIBA 2019 World Cup and a subsequent enthusiastic desire from players to be considered for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It..." September 30

  • Victor Oladipo Says The Indiana Pacers Are The Best Team In The East

    Fadeaway World "It is true that the Pacers should not be underestimated. The past two seasons, they’ve surprised everyone, making runs through the East despite not having a Top 10 player. But are they really Championship contenders? The East is loaded with Milwaukee, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia..." September 29

  • Nate McMillan confirms Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis will start together

    Clutch Points "The Indiana Pacers used to have a big problem when it came to their roster. They had talented centers in Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis. However, both are natural centers and will have to share minutes if they want to play the five. It used to be a problem..." September 27

  • NBA amends tampering guidelines for players, team officials

    The Score "The NBA has sent a memo to teams regarding its amended tampering guidelines, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Any player who induces another to demand a trade will be deemed as violating the rules. However, isolated comments by a team official praising a player..." September 27

  • Kobe Bryant Reportedly Held an Invite-Only Training Camp With Select NBA Players

    Complex "According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Kobe Bryant handpicked a number of current NBA players to attend a training camp last month at his new facility in California.   Kobe Bryant, I'm..." September 27

  • No timetable on Victor Oladipo's return to Pacers

    ESPN "The return of Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo from his gruesome knee injury in January is still up in the air. The only thing Pacers coach Nate McMillan knows at this point is that Oladipo will not be ready for the start of the regular season. "I..." September 27

  • NBA cracking down on teams lying about players’ height

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA is tired of teams inaccurately portraying the size of their players, and steps are being taken to put an end to it. A memo was sent to NBA teams this week notifying them that they will have to certify the height and age of each individual player on their roster at some point..." September 26

  • Bleacher Report's All-Time Player Rankings: NBA's Top 50 Revealed

    Bleacher Report "A total of 4,374 players have appeared in at least one NBA game. How can anyone whittle that number down to the top 50? Attempting to create that list is an excruciating endeavor. The number of painful omissions may be about as large as the list..." September 26

  • Michael Jordan Would Earn $125 Million For A Single Season in 2019

    Fadeaway World "Michael Jordan dominated the basketball floor in a way very few have ever seen. And while he is still reaping the financial benefits of his success today, he could have made so much more had he been playing in today’s game. In a YouTube video by JxmyHighroller, the narrator..." September 26

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Centers

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest center of all time? We've already answered the question for point guards, shooting guards, small forwards and power forwards. Now, it's onto the position that dominated basketball for much of the game's history. It..." September 25

  • Trade Packages and Landing Spots for Grizzlies Forward Andre Iguodala

    Bleacher Report "Andre Iguodala's stint with the Memphis Grizzlies may be over before it officially begins. "Grizzlies, Andre Iguodala reach agreement to keep him out of camp, on the trade market," the Daily Memphian's Chris Herrington reported..." September 24

  • 14 NBA Teams Have Open 20-Man Roster Spots

    Hoops Rumors "With NBA training camps right around the corner, several more teams filled their 20-man offseason rosters this week. The Hornets did so on Monday, with the Mavericks, Pistons, Raptors, and Hawks following suit over the next few days. Those clubs join a list of..." September 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA Passes Stricter Tampering, Compliance Rules Package

    SI "The NBA Board of Governors unanimously passed a stricter package of provisions to enforce compliance with tampering and salary cap circumvention. NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed the rules changes in a press conference and said there "need to be consequences" when rules are..." September 20