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  • Top 5 Young Stars Who Need To Change Teams

    Fadeaway World "For young players to blossom and play well, they have to be put into the right situation. Players such as Trae Young, De’Aaron Fox, and Karl-Anthony Towns have been given the keys to their respective teams and we have seen them take off and essentially turn into All-Stars. But..." September 20

  • J.J. Redick Reveals Why The “Lob City” Clippers Failed To Win The NBA Title

    CBS Sports "There will likely be many books and "30 for 30"-style documentaries done on what could've been for the Clippers during the Lob City era, and from the sound of things, it seems like there are still some regrets over how everything happened.  During a..." September 20

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Power Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest power forward of all time? Now that we've discussed the top 10 point guards, shooting guards and small forwards in NBA history, it's time to look at the chameleon of basketball positions: power forwards. For..." September 20

  • Nicolo Melli excited to fulfill ‘a kid’s dream,’ begin NBA career with Pelicans

    NBA.com "Born in 1991, Nicolo Melli isn’t old enough to have witnessed in real time the careers of several NBA players who greatly influenced him, but as a youngster in Italy, he had the next-best thing: Video cassette tapes featuring the highlights of all-time greats such as Julius Erving, Magic..." September 18

  • Philadelphia offered JJ Redick a 3-year, $20 million deal before he signed with Pelicans

    Liberty Ballers "Two summers ago the former Sixers’ GM Bryan Colangelo made a monster one-year $23m offer to the veteran floor-spacer out of Duke, JJ Redick. The Virginia native wasn’t the top free agent available, but he was just good and well-respected enough that his acceptance marked a bit of a..." September 18

  • Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball reportedly working out with no restrictions in NOLA

    ESPN "New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram and guard Lonzo Ball have been full participants in the team's voluntary offseason workouts in New Orleans, a source told ESPN on Tuesday. Neither player has been restricted by the injuries that shut them down..." September 18

  • NBA Execs Anticipate Active In-Season Trade Market

    Heavy "fter an extraordinary summer of 2019, which saw a cavalcade of stars—including Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kemba Walker, Al Horford and Jimmy Butler—change teams, executives around the league expect..." September 18

  • Jrue Holiday: Pels have different vibe under David Griffin

    ESPN "At the end of last season, things looked like a mess for the New Orleans Pelicans. Anthony Davis wanted a trade. A promising season was dashed. Alvin Gentry's job seemed to be in danger. The front office didn't have a clear direction to head in. Fast..." September 18

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Small Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest small forward of all time? That's the question at hand with the top 10s for both point guards and shooting guards in the rearview. As was the case with the 2s, there isn't a ton of suspense surrounding the top spot here...." September 18

  • Pelicans Apply For Disabled Player Exception

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have applied for a $3.625 million disabled player exception for their season-ending loss of Darius Miller. " September 18

  • Austin Rivers to Lonzo Ball 'You're Not 'Damaged Goods!'

    TMZ "Austin Rivers has a message for Lonzo Ball -- you're NOT "damaged goods," no matter what your father tells you. Everyone was talking about LaVar Ball on Monday after he got into it with the New Oleans Pelicans player about the state of the family..." September 17

  • LaVar Ball calls Lonzo Ball 'damaged goods' in Big Baller Brand argument

    TMZ "The Big Baller Brand is in a state of emergency ... with LaVar and Lonzo Ball getting in a heated argument over the future of the family business ... and LaVar calling his son "damaged goods." It all went down when the cameras were rolling for their..." September 16

  • Ranking NBA's Best Backcourts for 2019-20 Season

    Bleacher Report "Most of the NBA's best backcourt combinations are going to look quite different in 2019-20. With Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Chris Paul, D'Angelo Russell and Mike Conley all switching teams this offseason, many of the league's best..." September 16

  • Several Reported Free Agent Deals Not Yet Official

    Hoops Rumors "When a free agent agrees to join an NBA team, his tentative deal with the club is generally reported before he officially signs his contract. Often, word of an agreement between a player and team breaks minutes or hours – or perhaps a day or two – before the deal is formally..." September 15

  • Zion Williamson is too strong for golf, snaps clubhead with ease

    Yahoo! Sports "Zion Williamson may be a generational talent on the basketball court. After what he did on Friday, though, it’s probably safe to say his talents don’t translate to the golf course. The reigning No. 1 overall draft pick hit the course on Friday with other members..." September 14

  • Pelicans Hire Jeff Bzdelik As Assistant Coach

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik has officially joined the Pelicans‘ coaching staff as an assistant, the club announced today in a press release. Bzdelik will be one of two associate head coaches under Alvin Gentry, handling defensive responsibilities while..." September 13

  • Lonzo Ball shares best, worst moments from being a Laker

    The Sports Daily "Lonzo Ball got his wish coming out of college at UCLA, getting drafted by the Lakers, and playing for his hometown team. But as soon as the opportunity to upgrade rolled around, the Lakers took advantage of it, shipping him and others to the Pelicans — the type of move..." September 13

  • Tickets for Anthony Davis' return to New Orleans already sold out

    The Sports Daily "The Anthony Davis saga essentially derailed the Pelicans’ entire 2018-19 campaign, and don’t think fans have forgotten about it. Davis was once worshipped by fans, but as soon as he demanded a trade out of New Orleans last February, the cheers quickly turned to..." September 13

  • Jerry Colangelo won't forget U.S. World Cup pullouts

    Clutch Points "Jerry Colangelo, managing director for USA basketball, was not in a jovial mood after Team USA’s second consecutive loss in the FIBA World Cup. The Americans lost again on Thursday, as they fell to Serbia, 94-89. Following another disappointing loss, Colangelo made it clear that..." September 12

  • China loves the NBA, but when will the next Yao Ming arrive?

    ESPN "David Stern looked like a lost American tourist standing outside of the Chinese Central Television offices in Beijing for hours in 1989. Three years before "The Dream Team" made the world fall in love with basketball, the then-NBA commissioner actually helped light the spark that led..." September 12

  • 10 NBA Stars That Could Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is a league of movement, and this has been the case in most recent years. Some of the league’s stars have moved around a lot last season, and this trend will likely continue in 2020. Teams have different needs when they decide to trade their star players and these..." September 10

  • Lonzo Ball believes Kawhi Leonard 'balanced' out NBA in move to LA

    The Sports Daily "Lonzo Ball is no longer on the Lakers, so he now has no problem speaking out moves that affect them. Ball appeared to throw just a bit of shade toward his former team, in addressing how Kawhi Leonard’s move to the Clippers helped re-shape the balance of power in the..." September 10

  • NBA Teams That Never Won It All but Won't Be Forgotten

    Bleacher Report "Some of the greatest teams in NBA history never won a title for a variety of reasons, including because of injuries. As you'll see, we're not even including the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors, who have case for inclusion. There's also this Michael Jordan guy who killed some..." September 10

  • Zion Williamson excites Harlem in brief appearance

    New York Daily News "Zion Williamson had only just arrived before he was called to perform his acrobatics. It was a photo-op for Nike, which was releasing its new Air Jordan’s on Saturday, so the youngsters on the Harlem basketball court were told to jump at the same moment took Zion took..." September 08

  • Duke probe finds no evidence Nike paid Zion Williamson

    ESPN "Duke officials said outside investigators spent five months looking into attorney Michael Avenatti's claims that Nike funneled money to players, including former Blue Devils star Zion Williamson, to steer them toward college basketball programs it sponsored and found no evidence..." September 07

  • Nick Nurse intends to ramp up recruitment of NBA players for Team Canada

    Sportsnet "Nick Nurse believes he can play a bigger role in building Canada’s basketball team. Nurse was still soaking up the heady experience of the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA championship run when he was named head coach of the Canadian team in June, and tasked with securing an..." September 07

  • 12 NBA Salary Guarantees To Watch In October

    Hoops Rumors "The majority of the NBA players who are currently on non-guaranteed contracts won’t have their salaries for 2019/20 become fully guaranteed until January 10. That’s the league-wide salary guarantee date and the default deadline that applies to players who haven’t..." September 06

  • How Many Current NBA Players Are Really Future Hall of Famers?

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is flush with talent—perhaps more so than it has ever been before. This past season alone, there were over a dozen players who performed at what we would have considered MVP-level in the past. You're likely to run out of fingers and toes if..." September 06

  • Report: Major agencies planning to boycott NCAA’s new agent testing

    Clutch Points "Less than a month ago, the NCAA tried to impose their will on player agents, instituting a new mandate that would require agents to have a bachelor’s degree. Although the NCAA later rescinded the change after massive backlash, the community of agency firms and individual agents are..." September 06

  • LaVar Ball Back in the News, Says Someone Got in Lonzo's Ear

    The Big Lead "It was only a matter of time until Lonzo's Ball’s biggest advocate, his father LaVar, made some news by being critical of his son. During an appearance on The Weekly Pass podcast, LaVar said someone has gotten in Lonzo’s head and it was not him talking when he..." September 05

  • Top Landing Spots for BIG3 MVP, Former NBA Star Joe Johnson

    Bleacher Report "Joe Johnson not only won the BIG3's 2019 MVP award, but he had arguably the best individual season in the league's short history. This summer, he set records for points (175), points per game (21.9), assists (31) and assists per game (3.9) in the regular season...." September 05

  • Josh Hart Took a Serious Shot at the Lakers During Podcast

    The Big Lead "Josh Hart had teammate Lonzo Ball on his podcast “LightHarted” to discuss a number of topics. They talked about Lonzo’s Big Baller Brand shoes being garbage, and also the Los Angeles Lakers came up. Hart tossed some serious shade in the direction..." September 05

  • Lonzo Ball Had To Swap Pairs Of ZO2s Every Quarter During Summer League Because They Kept Ripping

    Uproxx "Lonzo Ball is getting a fresh start this summer. This isn’t just because he’s going to New Orleans as part of the Anthony Davis trade and will suit up for the Pelicans next season, either, because Ball cut ties with his family’s footwear and apparel company, Big..." September 05

  • Lonzo Ball Reveals Big Baller Brand ZO2 Sneakers Were 'Not Ready' in 2017

    Bleacher Report "NBA players go through plenty of shoes throughout the course of a season, but they aren't supposed to switch them every quarter because the quality is so poor. That is exactly what Lonzo Ball had to do at times on the Los Angeles Lakers when he wore the..." September 04

  • Eight NBA players who could have breakout seasons with their new teams following a busy free agency period

    CBS Sports "Victor Oladipo is the poster boy for a change of scenery leading to suddenly-fulfilled potential. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft was solid, but not elite in his first four seasons with the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder. But a trade to Indiana..." September 04

  • NBA weighing investment vehicle to buy minority shares of individual teams

    Clutch Points "At the end of the day, the NBA is still a business. The whole world was reminded of this very fact of late, with news emerging pertaining to the league’s reported interest in investing on a small stake in individual teams. In an article by Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg, this..." September 03

  • Trade Packages to Break Up NBA's Worst Star Pairings

    Bleacher Report "Collecting star players is usually the key to success in the NBA.  But while pure talent typically wins out, some star pairings are destined to fail due to skill overlap, chemistry issues or roster fit. While superstars such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kawhi..." September 03

  • Team USA might really be in trouble at FIBA World Cup

    SB Nation "When Turkey’s Dogus Balbay took an unsportsmanlike foul from Joe Harris in the final nine seconds of overtime of Team USA’s second FIBA World Cup group stage, it looked like it was over. Turkey led the U.S., 92-91, and Balbaby was awarded two free throws and possession of..." September 03

  • Hawks, Warriors, Grizzlies Have Made Most Offseason Trades

    Hoops Rumors "A total of 43 trades have been completed by NBA teams since the 2018/19 season ended, including three deals involving three teams and one that included four teams. No club has been more active on the trade market during that time than the Hawks, who completed eight deals. However,..." September 03

  • Redick, Iguodala and Under-the-Radar NBA Veterans Who Aren't Done Yet

    Bleacher Report "We all know veterans such as LeBron James and Steph Curry are going to put up huge numbers in 2019-20, barring injury. But what about some of the equally seasoned but less heralded players? You know, the guys teams may not have built their offseasons around acquiring but who could be..." September 03

  • Lonzo Ball found out Lakers had traded him through social media

    The Score "Former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball learned of his offseason trade to the New Orleans Pelicans the same way most fans heard about the news. "I found out on Twitter," Ball told REAL 92.3 LA's Big Boy. "We was in the car. We had just left my..." September 02

  • Lonzo Ball Denies 'Dissing' Lakers on New Song: 'I Loved My Time in L.A.'

    Complex "Since getting packaged in a deal that helped the Los Angeles Lakers land Anthony Davis this summer, Lonzo Ball has said all the right things in public.  There might be a part of Ball that feels some type of way about the Lakers giving up on..." August 31

  • Power Ranking USA Men's Basketball Roster Ahead of 2019 FIBA World Cup

    Bleacher Report "Australia ended a 78-game winning streak for the USA Basketball men's senior team in the lead-up to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup that starts Saturday in China. The hosts won 98-94 in front of 52,079 fans in Melbourne. After all the high-profile..." August 30

  • Highest-Paid NBA Players By Team

    Hoops Rumors "Earlier today, we listed the top 50 highest-paid NBA players for the 2019/20 season. While that list presented a clear picture of the highest earners for the upcoming season, not every NBA team was represented. Neither the Grizzlies nor the Knicks had a..." August 30

  • Decisions On 2020/21 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the NBA’s current Collective Bargaining Agreement, the deadline for teams to sign fourth-year players to rookie scale extensions was moved up from October 31 to the last day before the regular season begins, but Halloween remains an important date on the NBA’s..." August 30

  • Who could be the NBA’s Andrew Luck?

    SB Nation "Andrew Luck’s decision to retire from the NFL at age 29 with tens of millions of dollars on the table continues to draw a mix of astonishment and understanding around the American sports landscape. The NBA does not have a serious record of early choice retirements probably because..." August 30

  • Lonzo Ball had more songs released on Spotify last year than free throws made

    Clutch Points "New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball released a total of 21 songs last year — one more than the free throws he made as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The information was discovered by Redditor u/theToBeHonestGuy. Last season, Ball played 47 games (45..." August 30

  • Lonzo Ball disses Lakers, Alan Foster in new song 'Last Days'

    USA Today "Lonzo Ball dropped his second mixtape titled “50&30″— named after the 50 points and 30 rebounds his manager, Darren Moore, dropped in a charity game — on Thursday and on the first track, “Last Days,” he aired out his grievances with the Los Angeles Lakers..." August 29

  • Source: Pelicans' Darius Miller to miss 7-8 months

    ESPN "New Orleans Pelicans forward Darius Miller is expected to miss seven to eight months after suffering a ruptured right Achilles tendon, a source told ESPN's Malika Andrews. The Pelicans announced Thursday that Miller had undergone surgery in New York City earlier in..." August 29

  • NBA Rumors: Knicks Could Target Anthony Davis, Jaylen Brown, And Brandon Ingram In 2020 Free Agency

    SNY TV "The Nets stole the Knicks' thunder during the offseason, inking Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, and they just extended Caris LeVert. But while they're in much better position right now than the Knicks, all of their recent signings have put them at a..." August 29