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  • Decisions On 2021/22 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the revamped schedule for the 2020/21 league year, NBA teams have until December 29 to make decisions on the third- and fourth-year team options for players on rookie scale contracts. All the players whose options will be exercised or declined by December 29 are already under..." December 05

  • 10 NBA Players Under The Most Pressure In The 2020-21 Season

    Fadeaway World "The 2021 season is coming very soon and that means certain NBA stars will be under pressure. Most NBA superstars have a lot to prove anyway, but 10 players will need to prove their critics wrong and step their games up. This means they need to showcase their talents in terms of numbers or team..." December 04

  • NBA releases 1st half of 2020-21 schedule

    The Score "The NBA released the first portion of its 72-game schedule for the upcoming season Friday. The Kevin Durant-led Brooklyn Nets will kick off the 2020-21 campaign Dec. 22 with a matchup against his former team, the Golden State Warriors, at 7 p.m. ET. That..." December 04

  • Nate Bjorkgren will bring Toronto Raptors DNA to Indiana Pacers

    NBA.com "The Indiana Pacers have begun to build for their future in hiring former Toronto Raptors assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren as the franchise's new head coach. Bjorkgren becomes the first coach from any Raptors staff to be hired away as a head coach, but there's..." December 04

  • Ranking NBA 'City' uniforms for 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "For the fourth-straight season, the NBA and Nike collaborated on 'City' edition jerseys for every team in the league. Since Nike took over as the official uniform partner for the league, some teams have really gotten creative with uniform designs, while others have simply taken the easy..." December 04

  • NBA plans to continue not testing for marijuana during 2020-21 season

    Clutch Points "The NBA will not test its players for marijuana in the 2020-21 season, per Ben Dowsett, the same policy adopted by the league for the bubble in Orlando. In March, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported that the NBA and the National Basketball Players..." December 03

  • League may boost active player tally to 15

    MSN.com "Due to the compressed 2020-21 season schedule and fears over the impact of COVID-19 on NBA roster availability, the league may boost its active player list tally from 13 players to 15 players this year, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The league’s Competition Committee..." December 03

  • NBA Targeting March 25 For 2021 Trade Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has its eye on Thursday, March 25 for this season’s trade deadline, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). While that’s the tentative plan, the date will still need to be approved by the league’s Board of Governors, Charania notes. In..." December 03

  • 5 NBA Duos That Could Break Up This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA season is fast approaching and there are still star duos across the league. We are one season removed from seeing a ton of dynamic duos put forth fantastic performances together. The Lakers ultimately had the best duo, with Anthony Davis and LeBron James completely stepping above the..." December 03

  • 5 Best Trade Packages For Kevin Love

    Fadeaway World "The Cavaliers finished dead last in their conference at the end of the 2020 NBA season. They need to rebuild and look towards the future. Collin Sexton and Obi Toppin could be exciting in the future; why not help them by getting players to support them in contending? The Cavaliers’..." December 03

  • Domantas Sabonis ready to play and open to shooting more 3s in Indiana Pacers' new system

    Indy Star "The left foot soreness that kept Domantas Sabonis out of the NBA restart is behind him. He's hoping that under new coach Nate Bjorkgren he can put his best foot forward going into a 72-game season that begins late next month.  At the core of who the Pacers will be are..." December 03

  • 48 NBA players positive for COVID-19 in 1st round of testing

    The Score "Forty-eight of 546 NBA players tested positive for COVID-19 during the league's initial testing phase from Nov. 24 to 30, the league announced Wednesday. That represents an 8.8% positivity rate of those tested, which is lower than the current United States average of 10.2%,..." December 02

  • Way-Too-Soon 2021 NBA Trade Deadline Predictions

    Bleacher Report "There's no such thing as thinking too far ahead in the abbreviated and accelerated 2020-21 NBA season. Ink is still drying on most free-agent and rookie contracts, but players are already in training camps. The campaign will tip off before you know it, and roster..." December 02

  • 3 Trade Offers For Bradley Beal The Wizards Can’t Refuse

    Fadeaway World "The Washington Wizards will apparently start the season with both John Wall and Bradley Beal suiting up in the Wizards jerseys. After all, they are both All-Star talents with tremendous offensive upside and have experience playing with each other. But they shouldn’t fool themselves, Wall..." December 02

  • 5 best trade destinations for Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo

    Sportsnaut "Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo claims he doesn’t want to be traded, but his alleged words to players from other teams on the court in the Orlando bubble suggest otherwise. Oladipo said when asked if he’d ever demanded a trade from Indiana,..." December 02

  • Justin Holiday Happy The Pacers Wanted Him In Indiana

    Black Sports Online "Indiana Pacers small forward Justin Holiday is ready to return the hardwood on Dec. 12 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the pre-season opener. Holiday spoke with BSO and other media outlets on his situation after signing a three-year 18.8 million deal. “The fans have..." December 02

  • Domantas Sabonis reveals status for 2020-21 season after missing bubble with foot injury

    Clutch Points "The Indiana Pacers hardly looked like a No. 4 seed after getting swept by the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs. Then again, Indiana was without its best player. All-Star big man Domantas Sabonis did not play for the Pacers during..." December 01

  • NBA leaks its Christmas Day schedule

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s hard to believe that the new NBA season is nearly upon us even though it feels like the last one just ended. But yes, the 2020-2021 NBA season is coming up, and we already have the tentative schedule for Christmas Day. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski leaked the schedule. It..." December 01

  • Victor Oladipo fires back at ‘nonsense’ reports suggesting his desire for a trade

    Clutch Points "Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo has been previously linked to numerous trade rumors in the offseason which raised question marks surround his future with the team. The two-time All-Star decided to finally put an end to the speculations and reaffirmed his commitment to..." December 01

  • What blockbuster NBA deals could be coming next?

    Sportsnaut "We’ve already seen NBA trades that will shake up the foundation of the league this coming season season. It has been just a few weeks since the Association allowed teams to finalize trades. Meanwhile, the NBA is coming off finally holding its annual NBA Draft. From Chris..." December 01

  • NBA Rookies with the Most to Prove in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Expectations for NBA rookies are generally low, but a handful this year will have more to prove than others. The top picks in particular will want to show they were deserving, especially LaMelo Ball, the draft's biggest name who went No. 3 after playing just 12..." December 01

  • The Los Angeles Lakers Have 3 Spots Open: Top 5 Best Free Agents Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have won the 2020 NBA title and made moves to ensure that they are right back in the title race for 2021. They signed Dennis Schroder, Wesley Matthews, Montrezl Harrell, and Marc Gasol. This type of talent along with the returning LeBron James and Anthony Davis means the..." November 30

  • How the Los Angeles Clippers Can Still Pull off a Dream Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "After blowing a 3-1 series lead against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Los Angeles Clippers have begun making some big changes, but they are not done yet. The Clippers' playoff demise highlighted significant issues with the team: a..." November 30

  • Adam Silver: No data ‘Black Lives Matter’ on court hurt NBA ratings

    GQ "2020 started out uncomfortably for NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Back in October 2019, three weeks before the beginning of the season, Daryl Morey, the former general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted an image that said “FIGHT FOR FREEDOM / STAND WITH HONG KONG” in..." November 30

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For Andre Drummond

    Fadeaway World "Andre Drummond is a player who has received mixed opinions from fans and critics. Some claim that Drummond is the best rebounder of our generation, with huge defensive upside. Others say that he’s overrated, and someone who puts up stats on a bad team. The truth is that we simply..." November 30

  • Which East lottery team can jump into the playoff mix?

    The Score "Every season, at least one lottery team in each conference seems to emerge from the morass to crash the postseason party. Can we expect the same in 2021? This year's Eastern Conference playoff field figures to look similar to last season's. Barring catastrophic injury, the top seven..." November 30

  • Pacers Sign Guards Cassius Stanley, Naz Mitrou-Long

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have finalized agreements with two guards, signing rookie Cassius Stanley to a two-way contract and Naz Mitrou-Long to an Exhibit 10 deal, according to a press release on the team’s official site. Indiana selected Stanley..." November 29

  • Key dates for the 2020-21 NBA season

    NBA.com "2020-21 Key Dates [Note: All date and timings as per ET] 2020 Dec. 1-5: Individual player workouts Dec. 1-5: Media week Dec. 6: Group workouts begin for teams Dec. 11-19: Preseason games Dec. 22, 2020 -..." November 29

  • NBA moves Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony to May 13-15

    CBS Sports "The 2020 Pro Basketball Hall of Fame is set to have one of the most star-studded classes in its history. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all slated for induction, but their enshrinement ceremonies had all been delayed due to COVID-19 precautions. It was originally slated to take..." November 29

  • NBA world reacts to Jake Paul's KO of Nate Robinson

    The Score "Plenty of memorable social media reaction from the world of basketball poured in following YouTube star Jake Paul's knockout of former NBA guard Nate Robinson on Saturday night. Here are some of the hilarious tweets sent out postfight. " November 29

  • NBA Sends Teams COVID-19 Safety Guide Ahead Of Training Camp

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA prepares for the start of training camp, the league sent all teams a 134-page “Health and Safety Protocol Guide” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world. The 2020/21 season will not take place inside a bubble like the resumption of the..." November 28

  • The Perfect Team Around Giannis Antetokounmpo ($100 Million Budget)

    Fadeaway World "The Milwaukee Bucks have had some of the best players of all time, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. The Bucks have always been a well-run franchise and they have always tried to remain competitive by making deals and drafting quality prospects in the draft. They currently have..." November 28

  • Lakers-Clippers opener highlights NBA preseason schedule

    Clutch Points "The NBA has officially released their preseason schedule ahead of training camp, with Dec. 11 listed as the official start to players returning to the hardwood. As currently listed, one of the premier games that will be on schedule the first day is a revitalized rivalry between..." November 27

  • NBA reportedly considers Georgia “bubble” for G League season

    Talk Basket "The NBA is reportedly committed to holding a G League season. The league is considering ‘a bubble concept in the Atlanta area that would cost NBA teams an entry fee in the $500,000 range,’ per Marc Stein. The G League cancelled the season last year due to COVID-19..." November 27

  • Pacers, Brian Bowen Agree To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers made Brian Bowen an unrestricted free agent, then decided to bring him back. Bowen will return to Indiana on a two-way deal, according to Scott Agness of The Athletic. Indiana didn’t extend a qualifying offer to Bowen prior to free..." November 27

  • NBA Free Agency: 5 Worst And Overpaid Contracts This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "Another offseason and yet another period of insanely overpriced contracts being paid out. This seems to be a constant trend in the NBA, where teams seem to throw out money to land as much talent as they can get regardless of the price or fit in the squad. This year was no different, as some..." November 27

  • Gordon Hayward, Myles Turner and the Celtics' failed sign-and-trade

    CBS Sports "Everyone knows Danny Ainge drives a hard bargain, which is to say he's typically not interested in trading with you unless you're willing to give him the best player and/or assets in the deal and all the furniture in your house. He values value in as ruthless a way as any general..." November 27

  • The Messy Truth About NBA Superstar Trade Requests

    Bleacher Report "Few NBA events are more seismic than a superstar asking management for a trade. Franchises can spend decades searching for a singular talent who can lift a team into title contention. They spend millions trying to surround those All-Stars with complementary players and personalities. And within..." November 27

  • 2020/21 NBA Contract Extension Tracker

    Hoops Rumors "A number of 2020 free agents, including Brandon Ingram, Gordon Hayward, and Davis Bertans, did extremely well for themselves on the open market this fall. However the most lucrative contracts signed since the new league year began weren’t free agent deals at all —..." November 27

  • The 10 Greatest NBA Players Michael Jordan Beat In The Playoffs

    Fadeaway World "Over the course of his incredible career, Michael Jordan faced off against some of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen. From the “Showtime” Lakers to the Stockton/Malone Jazz, Jordan built his legacy on the strength of his competition – competition he defeated more..." November 27

  • Here are the top 10 NBA free agents still available

    Pro Basketball Talk "With more than 100 players already agreeing to deals this offseason, the shelves are getting pretty bare for NBA teams still shopping for free agents to round out their roster. Still, there are some solid rotation players who can fill a role for teams out there — and one..." November 26

  • Pacers, Kelan Martin Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers and free agent wing Kelan Martin have agreed to a deal, agent Mike Lindeman tells Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). Wojnarowski indicates the agreement covers two years. However, as Bobby Marks of ESPN notes (via Twitter), Indiana had..." November 26

  • Pacers president: Victor Oladipo fully committed to team

    Indy Star "Victor Oladipo is '100%', both in terms of his health and commitment to sticking with the Indiana Pacers next year, general manager Kevin Pritchard said Wednesday. Pritchard said he has spoken with Oladipo and his agent, Aaron Turner, recently and they have..." November 26

  • Has Every NBA Team Addressed Its Biggest Weakness This Offseason?

    Bleacher Report "In an unusual NBA offseason that has packed the draft, free agency and training camp into a period of just over a month, teams have wasted little time remaking their rosters over the past week. Some clearly had a direction in mind prior to this transactional period. They..." November 26

  • Top remaining free agents on the market

    CBS Sports "The teams that are in the best shape right now are the ones that have mostly completed their free agency business. That tends to bear out in most offseasons. The best players usually decide quickly. Teams making several signings a week into the frenzy usually have to do so out of desperation...." November 25

  • 4 best trade destinations for Clippers’ Lou Williams

    Clutch Points "As part of a report that was issued earlier this week, Marc Stein of The New York Times noted that several rival teams are expecting the Los Angeles Clippers to trade shooting guard Lou Williams ahead of the 2020-21 season. Williams has been a force off the bench for a..." November 25

  • 1 Trade Idea for Every NBA Team After First Week of Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "With the NBA draft now complete and most of the big-name free agents off the board, teams must turn to the trade market to seek upgrades before the 2020-21 season starts up in late December. While some squads such as the Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers..." November 25

  • 5 NBA Blockbuster Trades That Could Still Happen

    Fadeaway World "The NBA Offseason has gotten off to quite a strong start, with some very important movements and trades happening. While Free Agency has led to some important shifts in both the Western Conference and Eastern Conference, we have seen some important trades as well. The likes of the..." November 25

  • Celtics Reportedly Didn’t Want Myles Turner From Pacers

    CBS Boston "Before Gordon Hayward agreed to a massive contract with the Charlotte Hornets, and the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers were reportedly engaged in sign-and-trade talks for the Indiana native. Those talks led nowhere, and the Celtics will now potentially lose Hayward for nothing. The..." November 25

  • Bucks’ rebuffed trade offer for Pacers star Victor Oladipo, revealed

    Clutch Points "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been an active voice in the team’s war room in an attempt to bolster the team’s lineup for the 2020-21 NBA season. The Greek Freak reportedly gave his input and personal picks regarding potential upgrades. Among..." November 25