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  • Pelicans wanted to bring back Chris Paul

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Paul appears likely to remain with the Phoenix Suns, but a somewhat surprising team apparently had hopes of luring him away. According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the New Orleans Pelicans were determined to try to sign Paul at the start of free agency. New Pelicans..." July 31

  • Ranking top potential free agency destinations for Kyle Lowry

    NBA Analysis "It isn’t the beginning of NBA free agency just yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t come up with hypothetical landing spots for some of the notable free agents, right? Once NBA free agency gets underway in early August, one player that is going to be extremely busy is..." July 31

  • 3 ideal free agent destinations for Lou Williams

    Clutch Points "Lou Williams can still fill up the cup. The 34-year-old guard and three-time recipient of the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award is coming off a split season between the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers. He finished the regular season averaging a combined 11.3 points on 39.9..." July 31

  • Miami Heat’s offseason point guard options for 2021

    Sportsnaut "The Miami Heat have a hole at starting point guard with Kendrick Nunn set to hit free agency. While the organization holds a 2021-’22 team option on Goran Dragic that must be decided by Sunday night, he’s more of a backup point guard. Who are some options to fill that..." July 31

  • IG Model Posts Proof She Didn’t Expose Zion Williamson, Says He Only Uses Her For Sex

    Total Pro Sports "Zion Williamson is one of the biggest names in the NBA right now, which means he is a rpime target for thousands of women to try and either get money out of him or just to expose him. With fame comes a lot of pitfalls and Zion understands this better than anyone. While playing at Duke..." July 31

  • Pelicans Decline Team Option On Didi Louzada

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have turned down their $1,517,981 team option on Didi Louzada, tweets Andrew Lopez of ESPN. However, the rookie small forward still may have a future in New Orleans. Sources tell Lopez that the Pelicans extended a qualifying offer to Louzada and..." July 31

  • 5 Realistic Trades to Give NBA Stars New Homes After the Draft

    Bleacher Report "Several hours before the 2021 NBA draft started, Thursday produced plenty of fireworks for fans to enjoy. For a minute, it looked like the Los Angeles Lakers might be packaging a number of assets to land the sweet-shooting Buddy Hield. Then, they apparently swerved into..." July 31

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Kelly Oubre Jr. in NBA free agency

    NBA Analysis "Kelly Oubre Jr. is about to become a very rich man during NBA free agency. The 25-year old forward had a tough time acclimating himself at times this season with the Golden State Warriors while battling a wrist injury, but plenty of teams will be monitoring his situation this..." July 31

  • 3 Sharpshooters Pegged as Free Agent Fits for Lakers

    Heavy "Russell Westbrook is now a Los Angeles Laker and with him comes his shooting woes. The former MVP does a lot of things well but shooting is not one of them. He’s a career 30.1% shooter from three and only hits 43.7% from the field overall. Considering LeBron..." July 31

  • 3 intriguing veterans Milwaukee Bucks could target in NBA free agency

    NBA Analysis "The Milwaukee Bucks won the 2021 NBA Finals, defeating the Phoenix Suns in six games. The team celebrated their first championship in 50 years but had to get going on their preparation to defend that title almost instantly. The 2021 NBA Draft took place on July 29th and the Bucks made..." July 31

  • Hawks’ 2 biggest threats to steal John Collins, revealed

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Hawks surprised everyone else as they reached the Eastern Conference Finals in last season’s playoffs before getting eliminated by the Milwaukee Bucks in six games. They enter the offseason to try and improve the young team that had a solid run in the..." July 31

  • 3 perfect free agency targets for Miami Heat to pursue

    NBA Analysis "The Miami Heat are going to undergo some major changes this offseason. After making it to the NBA Finals in the Orlando Bubble and losing to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Heat were swept out of the first round by the 2021 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks. Adjustments to the roster were most..." July 31

  • Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart Reportedly Receive Qualifying Offers from Pelicans

    Bleacher Report "The New Orleans Pelicans have taken the first step toward potentially keeping Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart.  Per ESPN's Andrew Lopez, New Orleans extended qualifying offers to Ball and Hart on Saturday. July 31

  • 3 perfect free agency targets Dallas Mavericks must consider

    NBA Analysis "The Dallas Mavericks have already seen some major changes occur this NBA offseason. Long-time front office member Donnie Nelson and the organization parted ways. One day later, head coach Rick Carlisle followed him out the door. The brain trust of the organization looks a lot..." July 31

  • 3 post-draft trade targets for Boston Celtics to consider

    NBA Analysis "The Boston Celtics started their NBA offseason with a bang, revamping their front office and coaching staff. Former head coach Brad Stevens headed to the front office, taking over the job that Danny Ainge stepped down from. Ime Udoka, one of the most highly-regarded assistant coaches in the..." July 31

  • 10 Veterans The Lakers Can Land To Become Title Contenders

    Fadeaway World "The Lakers are once again considered title favorites after the trade for 9-time All-Star Russell Westbrook. The point guard averaged a triple-double for the 4th time in his career and is easily one of the top-5 point guards in the NBA. Westbrook joining LeBron James and Anthony Davis creates a..." July 31

  • IG Model Exposes Zion Williamson For Sliding In Her Dms On Snapchat

    Total Pro Sports "Zion Williamson is a young man who can have possibly any woman he could ever dream of, but the ones he seems to want truly like to expose him on social media. The latest one to expose the 21-year-old bachelor was an Instagram model that showed him jumping in her direct messages on..." July 31

  • Free-Agency Spotlight on Chris Paul, the 'Kyle Lowry Domino,' Emerging PG Carousel

    Bleacher Report "With the draft come and gone, and the NBA's calendar flipping to the 2021-22 season Monday, this summer's free-agency period will center on the league's rapidly spinning point guard carousel. The biggest fish, Chris Paul, appears all but destined to return to Phoenix,..." July 31

  • 7 intriguing bold predictions for 2021 NBA free agency

    NBA Analysis "With the 2021 NBA Draft now behind us, everyone’s focus will turn toward free agency. If we learned anything from how the draft went, free agency could be fast and furious with player movement. The 2021 free agency class isn’t considered a very deep one, but some..." July 31

  • Top 25 NBA free agents: From stars to role players

    The Score "The 2021 NBA offseason is nearly upon us. The rumors are already flying as agents and front-office executives attempt to barter and bluff their way to backchannel agreements. Technically, teams are unable to start negotiating deals with free agents until 6 p.m. ET on Aug. 2. But to be..." July 31

  • 5 biggest surprises from the 2021 NBA Draft

    NBA Analysis "The 2021 NBA Draft took place on Thursday night and there were plenty of obvious picks that transpired. Cade Cunningham heard his name called to the Detroit Pistons, Jalen Green ended up going to the Houston Rockets, and Evan Mobley is on his way to the Cleveland Cavaliers, just as..." July 31

  • 1 NBA free agency target for each Eastern Conference team

    NBA Analysis "The start of NBA free agency is rapidly approaching with it set to begin on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. (est). There will be no shortage of intriguing players available with teams around the league looking to get better. The 2021 NBA Draft has come and gone without much for player trades taking..." July 31

  • 3 post-draft trade targets for the New York Knicks

    NBA Analysis "The New York Knicks were one of the most active teams during the 2021 NBA Draft. They entered with picks No. 19, 21, 32 and 58. They made three separate deals on the night as they moved back multiple times. New York traded the 19th pick to the Charlotte Hornets for a future..." July 30

  • 7 Best 3PT Shooters That Can Help LeBron James And Russell Westbrook Next Season

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have recently acquired Russell Westbrook to fill their void at point guard and to add star power to the roster. He'll certainly be a great addition: Russell Westbrook is a triple-double machine, and he will be a capable second ballhandler behind LeBron James. Russell..." July 30

  • 5 NBA stars next to move following Russell Westbrook trade

    NBA Analysis "The 2021 NBA Offseason officially got underway with the 2021 NBA Draft. The draft class is one of the deeper ones in recent memory, as multiple players with first-round grades slipped into the second round, providing teams with a ton of depth. There were also a ton of trades that went..." July 30

  • 3 intriguing Ben Simmons trade destinations after 2021 NBA Draft

    NBA Analysis "The Philadelphia 76ers have one big question looming as the offseason officially got underway with the Milwaukee Bucks defeating the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals; what will they do with Ben Simmons? The 76ers’ season ended prematurely when they were eliminated by the Atlanta..." July 30

  • Heat, Mavs, Pelicans to 'Be at the Forefront' in Pursuit of Kyle Lowry

    Bleacher Report "Kyle Lowry will be one of the top free agents on the market next week, and he's expected to have high-profile suitors. According to NBA reporter Marc Stein, the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans "will be at the forefront of the pursuit" for..." July 30

  • 4 dark-horse sign-and-trade destinations to watch for Lonzo Ball

    NBA Analysis "The New Orleans Pelicans were mulling over whether or not they should proceed with Stan Van Gundy as their head coach, ultimately deciding to fire him after one NBA season at the helm. After making a decision on Van Gundy, the Pelicans are now tasked with figuring out what they want..." July 30

  • 3 trade packages for Sacramento Kings to consider involving Buddy Hield

    NBA Analysis "The Sacramento Kings have been in NBA purgatory for quite some time, and nothing suggests they have gotten out of it after the 2020-21 campaign. At the least, the Kings do have De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton to build around in their back court. But the presence of Haliburton..." July 30

  • Bulls, Celtics, Raptors expected to show interest in Lonzo Ball

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, and Toronto Raptors are expected to show interest in impending restricted free agent Lonzo Ball, Stadium's Shams Charania reports. Ball showcased his impressive two-way skill set last season for the New..." July 30

  • 3 teams who could consider trade for Kings’ Marvin Bagley III

    NBA Analysis "The Sacramento Kings are a team that could be open for business this NBA offseason, given the current state of the franchise. We’ve seen the likes of Buddy Hield and Harrison Barnes mentioned in NBA trade rumors this offseason when speaking about the Kings. Besides Hield and..." July 30

  • Cade Cunningham Wants to Bring 'Bad Boy' Mentality Back to Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "Cade Cunningham wanted to make a good first impression. He accessorized his black-and-navy draft night suit with a pair of Cartier C Décor glasses, which are known to Detroiters as Buffs.  The Detroit Pistons tried not to tip their hand on their intentions..." July 30

  • 2021 NBA Draft results: Picks 1-60

    NBA.com "Below you can find the list of every Draft pick from the 2021 NBA Draft, which aired Thursday on ABC/ESPN. This page will be updated. First Round 1. Pistons draft Cade Cunningham 2. Rockets draft Jalen..." July 30

  • Pelicans Set To Sign Jose Alvarado To Two-Way Deal

    AJC "All Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado wanted was a chance to play in the NBA. He now has one. Alvarado agreed to a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans after he wasn’t selected in Thursday night’s NBA draft, according to Alvarado’s agent Ronald Shade. " July 30

  • 3 draft prospects teams could be targeting with trade up in 2021 NBA Draft

    NBA Analysis "Plenty of teams will be searching for ways to add high-level, impactful prospects to their roster in this year’s NBA Draft and while the draft is on Thursday night, this will not stop teams from looking to trade up!  Given the interest in several of this year’s top..." July 29

  • 5 best trade destinations for Myles Turner

    Clutch Points "Now that the Pacers want to have Domantas Sabonis play more minutes at the center spot, it seems Myles Turner may no longer have a place in the rotation. Considering the lack of big men that will be available in this year’s free agent class, it can definitely be..." July 29

  • Would The Lakers Trade Anthony Davis For Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, And No. 17 Pick?

    Fadeaway World "It’s been two years since Anthony Davis left the city of New Orleans to go title chasing. In July 2019, the Pelicans traded Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks, including the No. 4 overall selection in the 2019..." July 29

  • 3 potential Myles Turner trade destinations we’d like to see

    NBA Analysis "Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner is one of the more popular names on NBA rumors this offseason. The Pacers sound like they are ready to split up their frontcourt pairing of him and Domantas Sabonis, and Turner is the one that will be on the move. The market for Turner is a strong..." July 29

  • Jaxson Hayes Pushed Officer, Tased Twice During Arrest, Cops Say

    TMZ "Jaxson Hayes pushed a cop into a wall and resisted arrest for over 2 minutes before police were finally able to slap handcuffs on the Pelicans center, this according to LAPD. Police tell us they received a call for a "domestic dispute" around 2:50 AM Wednesday morning..." July 29

  • Lonzo Ball Will Leave The New Orleans Pelicans This Summer

    Fadeaway World "23-year-old point guard Lonzo Ball is set to become a restricted free agent this summer. While he did say that he'd "love" to be back in a Pelicans jersey next season, the status of his future remains uncertain as the free agency period prepares to kick off in just a few..." July 29

  • 3 highly ranked NBA draft prospects with legitimate bust potential

    NBA Analysis "In each draft class, there are some highly-rated prospects that do not succeed at the next level. The 2021 NBA Draft class, while it is deep, is no different. Heading into draft night, there are some prospects that could turn into busts once they begin their work at the next..." July 29

  • Mavericks And Pelicans Intensely Battling To Sign Kyle Lowry

    Yardbarker "Kyle Lowry is in line for his last big contract this offseason. The former NBA champion is 35 years old and nearing the end of his career. Despite this, Lowry has been playing at the highest level and putting up solid numbers over the last few seasons. Even up until the trade deadline last..." July 29

  • Perfect Kyle Kuzma trade for Lakers to get LeBron James his 5th NBA Championship

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers have been shipping Kyle Kuzma around with hopes of getting that final piece (or pieces) that could give them their 18th title which would make them the winningest franchise in NBA history. Apart from this, we all know that James is on the hunt for his fifth..." July 29

  • 76ers Acquire Second-Round Pick from New Orleans

    NBA.com "Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired the No. 53 overall selection in the 2021 NBA Draft from New Orleans in exchange for cash consideration. The pick originally belonged to Dallas and was acquired by the Pelicans..." July 29

  • 10 Best NBA Prospects Who Will Immediately Help Teams In The 2021-22 Season

    Fadeaway World "The day has finally arrived. The NBA Draft is one of the most exciting times of the offseason because it gives struggling franchises hope and fans the potential to see a blockbuster trade. For now, we aren’t worried about transactions, just prospects. The Detroit Pistons own the No. 1..." July 29

  • 3 intriguing trade scenarios we’d like to see during 2021 NBA Draft

    NBA Analysis "The NBA Draft is not just a time to introduce new faces into the league, but it is also a time in which we see plenty of high-level talents on the move to new teams. Whether they look to move up or down in the draft, teams are always looking to move some players around and this year..." July 29

  • NBA Draft Rumors: Last-Minute 2021 Draft Whispers Around All 30 Teams

    Bleacher Report "The rumor mill is reaching a fever pitch ahead of Thursday's 2021 NBA draft. Draft plans are being finalized. Draft dreams are being explored. Draft deals are being discussed. July 29

  • The unrealistic 2021 NBA Draft trade the Lakers should actually try to make

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers are willing to trade their first-round (and only current) pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. As is the case with Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Lakers have aggressively shopped their best trade asset — the No. 22 pick — around..." July 29

  • 3 teams who could look into trade for Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon

    NBA Analysis "There have been numerous rumors already this NBA offseason about the Indiana Pacers looking to shake up their roster. Myles Turner has been mentioned the most, but he is not the only player Indiana has that could be on the move. Aaron Holiday and Jeremy Lamb are two more players that..." July 29

  • 10 Biggest NBA Draft Night Trades Of All Time

    Fadeaway World "A draft pick is an asset and we will get to these teams to try and replenish their assets this Thursday at the 2021 NBA Draft. Teams will utilize their picks to try and find the next star. There might be other teams that bump up the excitement by pulling off trades on draft..." July 29