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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

  • 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

  • 2020 NBA Draft-And-Stash Signings

    Hoops Rumors "Free agent signees, trade acquisitions, and 2020 draftees have been the most common additions to NBA rosters in recent weeks. However, a small number of players come via the draft-and-stash route, as teams bring aboard players drafted in previous years. First-round draftees from the..." December 04

  • JJ Redick roasts Stan Van Gundy’s coaching style in funny interview

    Larry Brown Sports "J.J. Redick spent several years playing for Stan Van Gundy with the Orlando Magic early in his career, and the two have been reunited now that Van Gundy is the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans. Redick can barely hide his excitement about that. Redick spoke with reporters on..." December 04

  • 5 Players The Warriors Could Land This Season

    Fadeaway World "  The Golden State Warriors were back, or so it seemed. Stephen Curry is expected to return to full form but his Splash Brother Klay Thompson once again will miss the entire season with another major injury. While it is heartbreaking to see Klay go down again, the Warriors must..." 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

  • 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

  • LaVar Ball Speaks Out After All 3 Sons In The NBA

    Total Pro Sports "LaVar Ball truly spoke it into existence. After working his way to a G League roster spot last season, LiAngelo Ball will have his shot to prove himself after he signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Detroit Pistons. The deal will be an Exhibit 10 deal. An Exhibit..." 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

  • Zion Williamson: Tried not to 'mess up' as New Orleans Pelicans rookie

    ESPN "New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson did not have the rookie year many expected, in part because of injuries. A knee injury delayed his debut until January, then he wasn't able to be a complete go in the bubble because of a family issue that caused him to be..." December 02

  • Pelicans To Add Tony Carr On Non-Guaranteed Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans will add point guard Tony Carr to their roster on a non-guaranteed contract, Will Guillory of The Athletic tweets. Carr was drafted by New Orleans with the No. 51 pick in the 2018 draft out of Penn State. He averaged 16.6 PPG, 4.9 RPG and 4.6 APG..." December 02

  • 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

  • Pelicans Sign Rawle Alkins To Exhibit 10 Deal

    CBS Sports "Alkins signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Pelicans on Tuesday, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports. Alkins spent time with Houston during summer league last year and will now get a chance with New Orleans. " 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

  • Ike Anigbogu To Join Pelicans In Camp

    Hoops Rumors "Free agent center Ike Anigbogu is signing a contract with the Pelicans, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. It’s likely to be a training camp deal. " December 01

  • 'He's really a sponge': Pelicans' rookie Kira Lewis Jr. is a student of the game

    Nola "In the early portion of his sophomore season at Alabama, Kira Lewis Jr. was getting his shot blocked frequently. The Crimson Tide's lightning-quick point guard could get by just about anyone off the dribble, but once he got inside, his takes were getting sprayed off the backboard or sent..." November 30

  • Pelicans star Zion Williamson at full strength entering training camp

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation Zion Williamson missed the majority of the 2019-20 season due to injury. Then, he looked rather out of sorts at the NBA “bubble” in Orlando. However, new Pelicans head coach Stan Van Gundy said the training..." November 30

  • Pelicans VP: The 'real Zion Williamson' hasn't showed up yet

    ESPN "As the New Orleans Pelicans prepare for the upcoming season, all eyes will continue to be on last year's No. 1 overall pick, Zion Williamson. The superstar prospect was last seen sitting out three of the final four games in the bubble while his averages dipped in limited..." November 30

  • Pelicans Want Zion Williamson to Play More Small Forward This Season

    The Big Lead "  The NBA season is somehow less than a month away. The return of basketball is imminent, and along with it the return of exciting young talents such as Zion Williamson. We last saw Zion struggling to contribute to the New Orleans Pelicans' push to reach..." November 30

  • 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

  • Pelicans Sign Kira Lewis Jr. To Rookie Contract

    NBA.com "The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed rookie guard Kira Lewis Jr., who was selected in the first round (13th overall) of the 2020 NBA Draft out of the University of Alabama. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. " November 30

  • Pelicans, Jarrod Uthoff Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans are signing free agent forward Jarrod Uthoff to one-year contract, reports Will Guillory of The Athletic (Twitter link). The minimum-salary deal will be non-guaranteed, Guillory adds. Uthoff, 27, has played for a handful of teams in the NBA and the G..." 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

  • 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

  • LaVar Ball Says He Was Happy When The Lakers Finally Traded Lozno

    Fadeaway World "LaVar Ball beamed with pride when his eldest son, Lonzo, got picked up by the Lakers in the 2017 draft. Just two years later, he’d be cheering with joy following his same son’s trade to New Orleans. In an appearance on “Club Shay Shay,” the Big Baller father..." 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 Trade: Russell Westbrook For Lonzo Ball, JJ Redick, Eric Bledsoe, And A Future First-Round Pick

    Fadeaway World "Russell Westbrook wants out of Houston after one season that had a lot of ups and downs for the former MVP. Westbrook had a great regular season but the shortened season due to Coronavirus and later an untimely injury meant Russ wasn’t himself in the playoffs last year. As a result, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bullets centre Will Magnay signs with Pelicans

    ESPN "Australian centre Will Magnay is finalising a two-way deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told ESPN. The Brisbane Bullets big-man garnered interest from at least five NBA teams -- including the Golden State Warriors, Dallas..." November 26

  • 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

  • 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