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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • J.J. Redick Aiming To Play Four More Years

    Hoops Rumors "Pelicans sharpshooter J.J. Redick turned 36 in June and has just one year left on his current contract with the team, but he’s not thinking about calling it a career when his deal ends next year. As he tells Mark Medina of USA Today, Redick is still hoping to play for..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Grizzlies’ Ja Morant pokes fun at the one person whose vote denied unanimous ROY win

    Clutch Points "Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times was the only writer to vote for New Orleans Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson as Rookie of the Year, preventing Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant from winning the award in unanimous fashion. As..." September 19

  • Nets interested in Jrue Holiday trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Brooklyn Nets may be in the hunt for another standout player to pair with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. According to Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson of Heavy, the Nets are interested in New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday. He adds that he’s heard the Nets are..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Trade Packages for NBA's Top 5 Available Stars

    Bleacher Report "For the first time in a long while, the upcoming NBA offseason could come and go without a star changing teams in free agency. But the trade market could be a different story entirely. Conditions seem perfect for some landscape-shifting blockbusters. With free agency short..." September 17

  • Top 5 Targets For The Clippers This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday became the second straight team to blow a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets this postseason. The team crumbled in the second half of all of the three final games, lacking a sense of urgency and looking discombobulated as their title hopes slipped..." September 17

  • All-NBA Format and Snubs

    Hoops Rumors "The league announced its three All-NBA squads for the 2019/20 season earlier today, with Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James leading the way as the only two unanimous First Team selections. While the First Team looked exactly as expected, there were some..." September 16

  • NBA Announces 2019/20 All-NBA Teams

    NBA.com "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James have been unanimously selected to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced today. James has set the NBA record with his 16th All-NBA Team selection, which includes a..." September 16

  • 2020 NBA Draft set for Nov. 18

    NBC Sports Chicago "What once was tentative is now official. The NBA has finalized Nov. 18 as its modified date for the 2020 draft, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. The draft had been last scheduled for Oct. 16, just three days after a hypothetical Game 7 of the NBA Finals in the..." September 16

  • Ranking The Top 10 Biggest Feuds In NBA History

    Fadeaway World "As much as NBA viewers enjoy the actual basketball product on display, many who follow the league are just as intrigued by the individuals playing the game and their personalities. Sometimes these stars, as famous and media-savvy as they can be, show their human side. Players can get..." September 15

  • Please Just Give Zion Williamson to Mike D'Antoni And Let Them Cook

    The Big Lead "After several years of success as head coach of the Houston Rockets, Mike D'Antoni is once again in search of a job. The 68-year-old announced his decision to leave Houston soon after his Rockets fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games of the second round of the playoffs. The..." September 15

  • Ja Morant, Kendrick Nunn Head All-Rookie Team

    Hoops Rumors "Grizzlies guard Ja Morant,who previously won the Rookie of the Year award, was the only player unanimously selected to this year’s All-Rookie First Team, the league announced in a press release.  A panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters selected the..." September 15

  • An Offseason Trade for Every Eliminated NBA Playoff Team

    Bleacher Report "For the 11 teams already eliminated from the playoffs, it's time to start concocting offseason trade proposals. While some like the Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks may only need a tweak here and there, others like the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City..." September 15

  • 1 Player Every NBA Team Needs to Chase in 2020 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Another delay in the NBA's offseason schedule got you down? Cheer up. We have free-agency suggestions for your team to consider. Selections for every squad are based on a combination of roster needs and financial situations. Since we don't yet know where next..." September 15

  • Here's 5 NBA Free Agents Ready for Career Years

    Bleacher Report "The dream scenario in NBA free agency is signing a player right before he blows up. That's never easy, and most organizations succeed if they add talent that merely sustains past levels of play. As proof of how tough that task can be, consider a handful of key signings from the..." September 14

  • Lonzo Ball signs with Klutch Sports after brief Roc Nation Sports stint

    ESPN "Three years into his NBA career, New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball views this as a pivotal offseason, which began with an important business decision: Ball has signed with agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, the 22-year-old told ESPN. "I wanted to lead my..." September 14

  • ‘Rumblings for weeks’ that Mike D’Antoni could be headed to Pelicans

    Clutch Points "Former Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni is officially a free agent, and the New Orleans Pelicans might be looking to make him their new head coach. D’Antoni’s status with the Rockets was an unknown given he was on an expiring..." September 13

  • New Orleans Pelicans Could Trade For This NBA Star

    Fadeaway World "The New Orleans Pelicans are reportedly interested in a reunion with one of the best players in franchise history. After departing in 2011, Chris Paul’s name wasn’t mentioned in New Orleans until recent times, as the veteran point guard keeps drawing attention from teams around the..." September 13

  • NBA wants fans at games next season

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA is aiming to return to something closer to normal in 2020-21 instead of a bubble scenario. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the league made clear on Thursday’s Board of Governors call that its preference is for in-market games next season. There would..." September 11

  • NBA planning two-part draft combine process

    Clutch Points "The NBA is planning a Draft Combine process beginning later this month and it will reportedly be in two parts, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. On Thursday, the league held a call with its Board of Governors and many details were discussed about the 2020 draft and the..." September 11

  • NBA allowing additional sponsorship on practice jerseys

    The Score "The NBA will allow teams to place an additional sponsorship asset on practice jerseys, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. All 30 clubs have a sponsorship patch on the front left shoulder of their game-day uniforms. " September 11

  • NBA Superstars Who Should Be on Trade Watch This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "With player movement seemingly drawing just as much interest as the games themselves, NBA trade watch never really stops. But with postseason participants dwindling and most organizations already shifting into offseason mode, the focus on the league's transactional side is revving..." September 11

  • Michelle Roberts Skeptical 2020/21 Season Will Start In December

    New York Times "In early March, Michele Roberts announced she would be stepping down as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association after six years on the job. Days later, the National Basketball Association said it was suspending its season because of the..." September 11

  • NBA Pushes Back NBA Draft, Start Of 2020-21 Season

    CBS Boston "The 2020 NBA season is still going, and won’t finish up until sometime in October. The 2020-21 season was slated to tip off just a short time later in December, but that and other important dates are now being pushed back, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Those..." September 10

  • 2020 NBA Draft Could Move to Nov. 18 Amid Discussions with NBPA

    Yardbarker "Minnesota Timberwolves fans will have to wait a little longer to find out what the team will do with the first overall selection in the 2020 NBA Draft.  According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA has informed teams of a potential revised draft date of Nov. 18.  " September 09

  • Pelicans’ Trajan Langdon Withdraws From Kings’ GM Search

    Hoops Rumors "Pelicans general manager Trajan Langdon has informed the Kings that he won’t be involved in their search for a new head of basketball operations, reports Will Guillory of The Athletic (Twitter link). Langdon was one of six potential candidates..." September 09

  • JJ Redick, Damian Lillard think Jrue Holiday was huge All-Defensive snub

    Larry Brown Sports "Jrue Holiday is widely considered to be one of the best defensive players in the NBA, but the league did not acknowledge him as such this season. Some of the New Orleans Pelicans guard’s peers are baffled by that. The NBA announced its All-Defensive First and Second..." September 09

  • 5 Trades the Bucks Can Make This Off-Season to Keep Giannis Antetokounmpo Happy

    Complex "The Milwaukee Bucks aren’t in the most enviable place in the NBA right now. Sure, they’ve got the likely back-to-back MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo, and have led the NBA in wins in each of the past two regular-seasons. But now Antetokounmpo is going to be graciously receiving his..." September 09

  • NBA playoff success has never been so dependent on 3s

    ESPN "You've heard the maxim before: The NBA is a make or miss league. But it's never been more true than in these playoffs. As the best basketball league in the world leans further and further into 3-point shooting, success from beyond the arc is increasingly deciding who wins the..." September 09