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  • Every NBA Team's Worst Contract This Season

    Bleacher Report "Bad contracts come in all shapes and sizes in the NBA, with nearly every team possessing at least one deal they regret. For the purpose of this article, we're only focusing on contracts vs. production for this season only. Some players may have worse long-term deals overall,..." February 27

  • Pelicans have difficult decision to make with Lonzo Ball ahead of NBA trade deadline

    Nola "Three months before he took over in New Orleans, Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy spoke about the dual way to best use Lonzo Ball. In an appearance on the Lowe Post podcast, Van Gundy said that Ball could be optimized by quarterbacking an offense in transition and playing off the ball in..." February 27

  • What we know about all 30 teams ahead of the 2021 NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets started the trade season in January when former MVP James Harden was acquired in a four-team deal. The Harden addition strengthens what many had already considered a championship contender in Brooklyn. What else should we expect between now..." February 26

  • College Seniors Must Petition NBA To Be Draft Eligible This Year

    Yardbarker "The NBA will require college seniors to petition the league for inclusion on the early-entry list in order to become draft-eligible this year, ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony reports. The NCAA granted all winter athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic,..." February 26

  • Shaquille O’Neal hilariously changes tack on criticizing young players

    The Sports Rush "The 2020-21 NBA season is almost halfway through. With the All-Star break approaching, there is a lot to be reflected upon about this half. The Los Angeles Lakers, are stuck in a rut, after having a hot start to the season. The Utah Jazz are ablaze, with a league-best 26-6 record. The..." February 26

  • Canada Goose and Rhude Collab on Vests for NBA All-Star Players

    Complex "Players at this year’s NBA All-Star Game will be staying warm in style thanks to a collaboration by Canada Goose and L.A.-based brand Rhude. The two brands will release limited-edition Canada Goose freestyle vests to be worn by the players selected for the 2021 All-Star..." February 26

  • This is why the NBA likely will never change its logo

    Larry Brown Sports "The topic of the NBA potentially changing its logo has come back into focus this week thanks to Kyrie Irving, but it remains unlikely that we are going to see a new logo at any point in the near future. Why? Money, of course. The current NBA logo was designed in 1969 and features the..." February 25

  • 5 Best NBA Reunions That Should Happen

    Fadeaway World "A lot of time in the NBA, a player is associated with a certain team: for example, someone like Shaquille O’Neal is always associated with the Lakers. But in this era of commonplace player movement, players often switch teams for a variety of reasons. Even if players do leave a team where..." February 25

  • 2021 NBA Draft: Best Fits for G League Star Jalen Green

    Bleacher Report "Jalen Green was a projected top-five NBA draft pick entering the G League bubble, and he's delivering on those expectations. Lottery teams can now start thinking about how he fits with their roster, feeling more confident that he's the real deal.  Through..." February 25

  • NBA Rising Stars Challenge Removed from 2021 All-Star Weekend

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has canceled the Rising Stars Challenge for the 2021 All-Star break, according to Mark Medina of USA Today. The annual event showcases the top rookies and second-year players in the league, but the game will be cut this year amid changes because..." February 25

  • Pelicans Sign Sindarius Thornwell To 10-Day Deal

    NBA.com "The New Orleans Pelicans announced that the team has signed guard Sindarius Thornwell to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. " February 25

  • Kyrie Irving Calls for Kobe Bryant to Be the New NBA Logo

    Complex "Kyrie Irving reignited the discussion around changing the NBA logo to Kobe Bryant with an Instagram post on Wednesday. The Brooklyn Nets point guard shared a mock-up/tribute of the late Bryant in the place of the silhouette of Jerry West, who occupies the..." February 24

  • The 10 Greatest Second-Round NBA Draft Steals Since 2010

    Fadeaway World "There have been many famous NBA Draft steals in recent memory. However, how many came in the second round? You might actually be surprised at how many current and former NBA stars were second-round picks between 2010 and 2020. Whether they were picked with the first five picks of the..." February 24

  • NBA releases 2nd-half schedule

    NBA.com "The NBA today released its game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the Second Half of the 2020-21 regular season, which will begin Wednesday, March 10 and conclude Sunday, May 16. The Second Half..." February 24

  • NBA reports 2 positive COVID-19 tests in last week

    The Score "Two of 455 NBA players tested for COVID-19 in the last week returned positive results, the league announced Wednesday. The NBA reported five positive tests among players a week ago... " February 24

  • Zion Williamson teases potential Slam Dunk Contest appearance

    Sportress of Blogitude "  The NBA has made the controversial decision to go ahead with a scaled-down version of All-Star Game festivities next month, and it sounds like another one of the popular skills competitions could potentially feature some serious star..." February 24

  • 3 ideal Kristaps Porzingis trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Reports surfaced earlier this week that the struggling Dallas Mavericks were interested in pulling off a Kristaps Porzingis trade. It has become all-too obvious that the Unicorn is not that second star behind Luka Doncic to lead Dallas to championship contention. Injuries coupled..." February 23

  • Alessia Cara to perform Canadian anthem at 2021 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Canadian singer/songwriter and Grammy Award winner Alessia Cara will be among the artists performing prior to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Cara became the first Canadian ever to win a Grammy for "best new artist," earning the..." February 23

  • Twitter Debates Who Is The Biggest #NBAAllstar Snub After The List Was Released

    Black Sports Online "The NBA is officially announcing the Allstar game reserves tonight but when you’re Shams you get the list earlier than everyone else. Shams tweeted out the reserves list which include Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Zion Williamson, and..." February 23

  • Damian Lillard, James Harden among reserves selected by league's coaches

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Game starters last Thursday, but given the somewhat predictable nature of picking the top five players in each conference, tonight's reveal is the more important one. On Tuesday, the league unveiled the seven All-Star reserves for each conference as selected..." February 23

  • Zion Williamson More Than Earned His Historic All-Star Selection

    The Big Lead "Zion Williamson will be an All-Star for the first time in 2021, earning his first selection to the game as a 20-year-old in his second season. The New Orleans Pelicans star is the 10th player in NBA history to be named an All-Star before his 21st birthday. He more than..." February 23

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Would Blow Up The 2021 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It may seem like we'll have to satisfy our NBA transaction fix by wondering about Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond buyouts (which...meh). But if this season has demonstrated anything, it's that we never really know when a big move is coming. James..." February 23

  • NBA All-Star reserves: Damian Lillard a lock, but the rest not so easy

    USA Today "Picking NBA All-Star starters is easy. Selecting the reserves is difficult, and it’s up to NBA coaches to make the decisions. When the 2021 All-Star reserves are announced Tuesday on TNT, worthy players will be rewarded for the seasons they are having. We see you,..." February 22

  • Pelicans To Waive Sindarius Thornwell

    247 Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans will reportedly waive former South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell, according to The Athletic's Will Guillory. Thornwell has appeared in 11 games for the Pelicans this season, a reunion after he spent a few weeks with the team in the NBA Bubble in Orlando..." February 22

  • 5 Best Targets For The Miami Heat Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat made the NBA Finals last season, shocking everyone with their play as a defensive team. Led by their new signing Jimmy Butler, the Heat played like a team that deserved a chip and injuries destroyed their chances. But this season, they are struggling to find their form and are..." February 22

  • NBA Teams Bracing Themselves for the Worst Schedule They've Ever Seen

    Bleacher Report "As the NBA prepares to release its schedule for the second half of the 2020-21 season, teams are reportedly prepared for a backloaded slate of games. "They are bracing themselves for the worst schedule they've ever seen. All kinds of five games in seven nights, all..." February 22

  • Which players are on track to cash in on All-Star, All-NBA and other contract bonuses in 2021?

    ESPN "The honor of being selected as an All-Star is not the only thing on the line when the reserves are announced Tuesday night. There are five players who could combine to earn $5 million if they are selected to the All-Star Game. Here's our look at each player who has an All-Star..." February 22

  • Pelicans' JJ Redick Corrects NBA's Ejection Explanation After Name Is Misspelled

    Bleacher Report "About the only downside for the New Orleans Pelicans as they overcame a 24-point second-half deficit during Sunday's 120-115 victory over the Boston Celtics was JJ Redick's controversial ejection. At least the sharpshooter got the last laugh when he got to..." February 22

  • Forget Zion Williamson; here's who Celtics fans should be watching in New Orleans

    NBC Sports Boston "  The Boston Celtics are in New Orleans on Sunday for a national TV showdown with Zion Williamson and the Pelicans. But it’s just about everyone not named Zion that Boston fans should be focused on. The Pelicans could be one of the few surefire sellers before the..." February 22

  • Pelicans’ J.J. Redick gets ejected for highly suspect call by the official

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Pelicans guard J.J. Redick was ejected from Sunday’s matchup against the Boston Celtics after a rather contentious encounter with a game official. The veteran seemed to have inadvertently hit the referee with the ball, which turned out to be enough to earn him..." February 21

  • NBA Trades to Prevent a Los Angeles Lakers Championship Repeat

    Bleacher Report "There's a long way to go in the 2020-21 NBA season. A lot can change between now and the playoffs. But at the moment, it feels like a Los Angeles Lakers repeat might be the safest prediction for a championship (assuming Anthony Davis is healthy). So far, L.A...." February 20

  • 10 NBA Superstars Who Forced A Trade

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is a league that allows a lot of player mobility. Players switch between teams all the time, whether through a free agency or a trade. Sometimes a player is traded because a team wants to move them from the roster. But other times, players get traded because they request the trade..." February 20

  • 76ers' Doc Rivers to coach Team Durant in All-Star Game

    NBA.com "Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers and his staff will coach Team Durant in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. With tonight’s 112-105 home victory over the Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia (20-10, .667)..." February 20

  • Free Agent Stock Watch: Northwest Division

    Hoops Rumors "Throughout the season, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents this off-season. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Northwest..." February 20

  • Predicting the reserves at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta

    Sportsnet "Whether you agree with it or not, the NBA will be holding an all-star game on March 7. The league announced its starters Thursday, with Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid getting the nod in the East, and Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Kawhi..." February 19

  • 7 Best Big Men For The Los Angeles Lakers

    Fadeaway World "The Lakers look primed for a very deep Playoffs run this season, thanks in part to a fantastic selection of superstar players including LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Anthony Davis has an aggravated Achilles injury that will keep him out of action for the next..." February 19

  • NBA teams expected to see draft of second-half schedule as early as this weekend

    ESPN "The NBA is expected to share with teams a draft of the league's second-half schedule as early as this weekend, or likely next week, sources told ESPN. The NBA released only the first half of the schedule in order to build in flexibility to make up games postponed due to health and..." February 19

  • 5 NBA Teams That Should Trade for Andre Drummond

    Complex "As we near the NBA All-Star break, it appears that the NBA trade rumor mill is getting hot. We’ve already broken down the potential Blake Griffin moves out there, but he’s not the only big likely to be on the move in the next few weeks. According to both Woj and..." February 19

  • NBA Aims To Hold Vegas Summer League In August

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is working toward holding its annual Las Vegas Summer League sometime in early- or mid-August in 2021, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. The league is still figuring out all the specifics, sources tell ESPN. The NBA was forced to scrap its 2020..." February 19

  • Who Will Be The Next Superstar To Join The Warriors?

    Fadeaway World "The Golden State Warriors are going as far as their superstar, Stephen Curry, takes them. The franchise is without Klay Thompson for the entire season, and only Draymond Green is there to handle the leadership role alongside Curry. As a result, the Warriors are an afterthought so..." February 19

  • Inside 'NBA Top Shot,' the Digital Highlights Marketplace Worth Millions

    Bleacher Report "In the third quarter of a regular-season game against the Houston Rockets last February, LeBron James broke away for a two-handed reverse windmill dunk off a steal and pass from Avery Bradley. Keen-eyed Lakers fans quickly realized the dunk was nearly identical to a 2001..." February 19

  • How NBA teams frustrate Luka Doncic, Trae Young and Zion Williamson

    ESPN "There's no appealing way to guard an NBA superstar. Many dangerous 3-point sharpshooters can generally be covered if a defense devotes enough attention. Straight-line drivers with suspect jumpers can be invited to shoot those jumpers. Some scorers can be marginalized with physicality,..." February 19

  • How State Farm Arena became the site of this year’s All-Star game

    AJC "The NBA All-Star game typically is a robust, three-day affair, with several fan and community events taking place in the host city. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, though, when State Farm Arena hosts the All-Star game March 7, it will be on a much smaller scale, for a much shorter time..." February 19

  • 8 NBA Teams That Need to Make a Trade Before the Deadline

    Complex "Tis the season for conversations around the NBA as general managers gauge who’s available, fire up their trade machines, and see if a deal can be agreed upon to instantly enhace their roster before the trade deadline. While all indications are names like Bradley Beal,..." February 19

  • Norvel Pelle Enters G League Bubble As NBA Teams Circle

    Hoops Rumors "Free agent center Norvel Pelle, recently waived by the Nets, is set to enter the Orlando G League “bubble” campus for the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers‘ G League affiliate, per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News (Twitter link). After going..." February 19

  • Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson still learning how to work together in crunch time

    Nola "Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram are the cornerstones of the New Orleans Pelicans. There is no questioning their importance to the franchise, or their place on the roster. As trade rumors envelop the team, the top priority is how to surround them with more complementary talent and..." February 19

  • Adam Silver defends holding NBA All-Star Game amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Real GM Basketball "In response to criticism of the NBA holding an All-Star Game during the middle of a pandemic, Adam Silver went on record to say he believes playing the exhibition game is the "right thing to do." "It's a global event for us, and we're making our best efforts to..." February 18

  • 2021 NBA All-Star Game starters revealed

    NBA.com "The Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James and the Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant lead the list of 10 players who have been selected by fans, current NBA players and a media panel to start in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in..." February 18

  • Heat Interested In Lonzo Ball

    Heavy "Following the Heat‘s devastating overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors, a game in which Miami blew a 19-point lead during a fourth-quarter collapse, trade rumors surrounding the franchise are in overdrive. While it seems like the Heat are linked to almost..." February 18

  • NBA Officially Announces 2021 All-Star Plans

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has officially announced its plans to host an All-Star game on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, with the league’s global celebration set to commence on one night for the first time in history. Along with the All-Star Game, which starts at 8:00 pm..." February 18