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  • Free agent destinations for Raptors Marc Gasol

    NBA.com "After looking at free-agent destinations for Fred VanVleet and Serge Ibaka, it's Marc Gasol's turn to take the podium. Unlike VanVleet and Ibaka, it's hard to imagine Gasol getting a big offer this offseason. A 35-year-old centre coming off of an..." July 12

  • NBA Doctors Concerned COVID-19 Will Cause Long-Term Health Issues for Athletes

    Complex "As the NBA prepares to to resume its regular season this month, a number of league insiders have expressed concern about the long-term health effects for players who test positive for COVID-19—the novel disease that forced the NBA's months-long..." July 12

  • ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski suspended for sending profane email to US senator Josh Hawley

    Mass Live "ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski was reportedly suspended for sending a profane email to Missouri Senator Josh Hawley. The New York Post and Outkick reported Wojnarowski’s suspension. Hawley tweeted about an email he received from Wojnarowski on Friday,..." July 12

  • Zion Williamson seems to be dominating Pelicans practice

    Clutch Points "The 22 NBA teams at the “bubble” in Orlando are ramping up preparations with the restart scheduled for the end of this month. It has been a long layoff, and many teams–including the New Orleans Pelicans–have already begun intrasquad scrimmages. Zion Williamson..." July 11

  • NBA Power Rankings: Lakers And Clippers Are Favorites, Rockets Can Surprise Everyone

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is back, and 22 teams will now be competing for spots in the NBA playoffs. While there are already foregone conclusions for the top-seeded teams, other teams will be fighting for chances to sneak into the playoffs. Since the season has been interrupted and players have had plenty of..." July 11

  • Zion Williamson: NBA hiatus allowed me to get 'back to square one'

    The Score "For Zion Williamson, the NBA's hiatus allowed the New Orleans Pelicans star to reset and get back to the game's basics. "It just felt like I was five years old again," Williamson said Friday, according to ESPN's Andrew Lopez. "Just went..." July 11

  • ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski apologizes to Sen. Josh Hawley for profane email response

    USA Today "The man behind "Woj bombs" instead dropped an "F-bomb" in response to an email from a United States senator's office. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., wrote a letter to NBA commissioner Adam Silver earlier Friday calling on the league to write messages..." July 10

  • Players Against NBA Restart

    Sports Gossip "Players of the National Basketball Association are making plans to discuss how to stop plans of restarting the 2019-2020 NBA season which had started in Orlando. According to Howard Beck of the Bleachers Report, about two hundred NBA players are to be involved in the discussion on Friday The..." July 10

  • Financial, Logistical Uncertainty Looms Over 2020/21 NBA Season

    Hoops Rumors "Now that the NBA has finalized its plan for the summer restart and teams have reported to Orlando, we have a pretty clear idea of what the rest of the 2019/20 season will look like, assuming it can be completed. However, uncertainty looms over the ’20/21 campaign, which doesn’t yet..." July 10

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For Victor Oladipo

    Fadeaway World "Victor Oladipo has had some tough luck throughout his brief NBA career. He was supposed to be a superstar but struggled early on with the Orlando Magic, then finally took a step forward with the Oklahoma City Thunder, just to be traded again, this time to the Indiana Pacers. Oladipo..." July 10

  • What does the NBA do for next season?

    ESPN "Over the past three months, the NBA's league office has exhausted itself in stitching together a comprehensive plan to conclude the 2019-20 season. In the front offices of the league's 30 franchises, though, a more complicated problem has clouded the horizon: What will the..." July 10

  • NBA gets coronavirus test results quickly, unlike much of nation. Should they?

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s entire bubble restart plan is built on testing — upon arrival in Orlando, players are quarantined in their rooms until they pass two coronavirus tests 24 hours apart, then they will be tested daily. Commissioner Adam Silver was clear during the planning of the..." July 10

  • Kendrick Perkins says Kelly Loeffler ‘needs to be out’ of WNBA

    Boston "Georgia senator and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler recently made a series of comments critical of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the WNBA’s inclusion of its message in the league’s attempt to speak out on social justice. Loeffler has received..." July 09

  • NBA players in Disney World will be able to experience perks

    USA Today "NBA players might not have access to Space Mountain or the Haunted Mansion or Pirates of the Caribbean. But the NBA has made arrangements with Disney to provide access to attractions and experiences at the massive theme park, including after-hours access to Expedition Everest at..." July 09

  • How quickly can NBA players get into 'game shape'?

    ESPN "It was just over three weeks ago when Luka Doncic's trainer was misquoted when discussing the Dallas Mavericks star's physique. "Not in top shape yet" was the translation, missing a key qualifier. So when Doncic addressed reporters last week for the first time..." July 09

  • JJ Redick notes reaction to Kevin Durant’s, LeBron James’ ‘decisions’ rooted in racism

    Clutch Points "Longtime NBA veteran JJ Redick had a long conversation with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks, tackling all aspects of racism in the United States, including — yes, “The Decision.” The New Orleans Pelicans sharpshooter argued that the free-agent..." July 09

  • 5 NBA players who need to win the championship the most

    Larry Brown Sports "It almost feels like there’s even more at stake in this year’s NBA playoffs than usual. Due to the pause in NBA action, teams that will be involved in the playoffs have had extra time to think ahead and plan and consider the repercussions of what a bad playoff run could mean...." July 09

  • How Rajon Rondo’s brother helped pick the 6 barbers of the NBA restart bubble

    ESPN "BLADE IN HAND, Mohashie "Mo" Rodriguez carefully guided a straight-edge razor across a customer's cheek, completing his first pass. It was midday on July 2 at The Cut Stop Barbershop in Miami's Palmetto Bay neighborhood, and people had been pouring into Rodriguez's..." July 09

  • The most influential game changers in NBA history

    NBA.com "13h ago NBA The most influential game changers in NBA history The 10-year anniversary of 'The Decision' and the retirement of a YouTube pioneer makes for an opportune time to revisit the NBA's biggest game changers. LeBron James, Vince Carter, Stephen Curry..." July 08

  • 'Equality' tops list of NBA players' most popular social justice jersey messages

    ESPN ""Equality" is the most popular social justice message players have chosen to display on the backs of their NBA jerseys for the league's upcoming restart, National Basketball Players' Association executive director Michele Roberts told ESPN's The Undefeated on..." July 08

  • As NBA teams arrive at Disney, glitches, including food issues, expected

    USA Hockey "As NBA teams arrived Tuesday at the campus-like complex near Orlando, Florida for the league’s restart, some less than appealing photos of food delivered to their rooms have appeared on social media. Nuggets guard Troy Daniels posted on Instagram a paltry tray of greens,..." July 08

  • The Perfect Team For The Los Angeles Lakers For $100 Million

    Fadeaway World "Only one can imagine what the NBA would be like without any sort of parity. Especially for a franchise like the Los Angeles Lakers, it seems like they have had all the best players throughout NBA history. Of course, that isn’t true but it would be interesting to see if the Lakers were not..." July 08

  • The NBA’s Pat Mahomes: Which young player deserves a 10-year deal?

    Clutch Points "Pat Mahomes became the richest athlete in American sports on Monday when the Kansas City Chiefs tendered a 10-year, $450 million offer to secure him as their quarterback well into the next decade. Yet one can’t help but wonder if there was an NBA player worthy of such a..." July 08

  • Key 2020 NBA Offseason Dates, Deadlines

    Hoops Rumors "In a typical year, the NBA’s annual draft would have already taken place and the majority of the summer’s top free agents would have come off the board. However, 2020 is about as far from a typical year as we can imagine, which means the league’s usual offseason calendar has..." July 08

  • Pelicans' Alvin Gentry cleared to travel with team to Orlando

    Talk Basket "New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry has been cleared to travel with the team to the Orlando “bubble” for the season restart. " July 08

  • Will the NBA Champion Require an Asterisk? Only If These Players Don't Play

    Bleacher Report "Outside of the obvious health concerns associated with the NBA's bubble plan, the "asterisk" question seems to be the most prevalent about the restart.  That's probably an easy "yes" on the board. This is uncharted territory—halting a season..." July 08

  • The Realistic And Unrealistic Trade Targets For The Dallas Mavericks This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Dallas Mavericks have put together one of the most impressive and promising young cores in the league. Led by Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before they start competing for an NBA Championship. Nevertheless, they’re..." July 08

  • The Weirdest Contracts And Clauses Ever

    Fadeaway World "Sports agents get paid a lot of money for getting their players the best deal they can. More often than not, teams end up overpaying or agreeing to weird clauses to get the best players in the world to join their squads. However, that’s not always the case. In fact, some subpar..." July 08

  • Actually, The NBA Bubble Meals Look Fine

    The Big Lead "Denver Nuggets guard Troy Daniels posted a few Instagram stories showcasing his first dinner inside the NBA bubble. In related news, Troy Daniels is still in the league.  Brooklyn Nets guard Chris Choizza, who may get more playing time than usual because several of his teammates..." July 08

  • Rudy Gobert, CJ McCollum, Among NBA Stars Having Selected Social Justice Jersey Messages

    SI "A number of the NBA's biggest stars have already chosen a social justice-related message that will be displayed on the back of their jerseys at the start of the NBA's restart this July.  Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported Tuesday evening a sample of some of the..." July 08

  • Adam Silver: Spike in cases within bubble would force NBA to shut down again

    The Score "In the event the coronavirus penetrates the NBA's bubble setup after all 22 teams arrive in Florida, commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged the league would be forced to halt play for a second time. "Certainly if we had any sort of significant spread within our campus, we..." July 07

  • Zion Williamson Cops Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Pendant For 20th Birthday

    TMZ "Look out, NBA ... Zion Williamson officially has the Infinity Gauntlet!!! The rookie phenom is ringing in his 20th birthday by channeling his favorite comic book supervillain, Thanos ... copping the Marvel-themed pendant -- with a minor twist. Remember, Zion has..." July 07

  • NBA increasing mental health resources for players during season restart

    USA Today "Once the NBA resumes its season in a controlled environment, players will have more to worry about than winning. They will have varying concerns about how the resumed season could affect their mental health. Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward will be away from his..." July 07

  • Top 10 Best Candidates For 2019-20 NBA Most Improved Player Award

    Fadeaway World "Some players peak early on their careers while others never actually develop their full potential. Others, just a few, are able to improve year after year, putting a lot of work on their strengths and flaws, and that’s what makes them stand out in the league. People often see..." July 07

  • Lonzo Ball raves about Zion Williamson’s physical condition entering Orlando

    MSN.com "Lonzo Ball sounds very excited for the opportunity to run it back in Orlando with the other half of his dynamic duo. In a video conference with reporters on Monday, the New Orleans Pelicans guard spoke highly of teammate Zion Williamson’s physical condition ahead of the..." July 07

  • How will NBA coaches handle season restart with no fans and practice limitations?

    USA Today "During pressure-packed games, NBA coaches often wrestle with how to ensure their ear drums do not burst from all the noise. When the league resumes its season behind closed doors at a quarantine site in Orlando, however, coaches will now wonder how they deal with the uncomfortable..." July 07

  • In a pre-COVID world, the Pistons have their new lottery pick. So who’s it going to be?

    NBA.com "In the pre-COVID world, the NBA draft was 11 days ago and the Pistons are now preparing for this week’s Summer League tipoff in Las Vegas with their new lottery pick. An important piece in the rebuilding has been added, slotting in next to Sekou Doumbouya, still nearly six..." July 07

  • Best player fits in NBA draft for the eight teams whose seasons are already over

    USA Today "The NBA will finally begin to conclude the 2019-20 season later this month in Orlando with 22 teams competing for the playoffs and an NBA championship. But the eight teams left at home will turn the page to the 2020-21 campaign, with October's NBA draft a central piece in improving..." July 07

  • Is Zion Williamson worth all of the hype?

    Essentially Sports "New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson turns 20 today! The NBA rookie is past his teenage years and it is a perfect sign of what is yet to come from the #1 pick of the 2019 NBA draft. Zion’s first year in the league has shown us glimpses of what the monstrous player inside..." July 06

  • Free Agency Won’t Deter Brandon Ingram From Playing In Restart

    Hoops Rumors "Top restricted free agent Brandon Ingram never considered sitting out the remainder of the season, according to USA Today’s Mark Medina. The Pelicans star forward was enjoying a breakout season prior to the stoppage of play in March, averaging 24.3 PPG,..." July 06

  • Predicting How Many Future Hall of Famers Are on Every NBA Roster

    Bleacher Report "The Hall of Fame is the highest honor in any sport, with only 150 NBA players receiving the call since the inaugural class of 1959. With so much talent in the league today, we could see that number dramatically increase over the next 10-20..." July 06

  • The 25 best dunkers in NBA history

    NBA.com "Who are the best dunkers in NBA history? It's a simple question yet one fraught with complexity. Spend even five minutes racking your brain and suddenly you'll start to feel dizzy. Attempt to talk it through with someone else who likewise worked themselves into a tizzy and you..." July 06

  • Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball uncertain NBA can successfully pull off restart

    USA Today "As more and more franchises shut down due to positive COVID-19 cases and with national figures still increasing, the NBA finds itself blazing through a crossroads. At the same time as more and more states have begun re-applying restrictions that were previously rolled back, the NBA has..." July 06

  • Tiger King's Carole Baskin wishes Zion Williamson a happy 20th birthday

    CBS Sports "Hey, all you cool cats and kittens it's Shanna here ready to give you quite possibly the weirdest sports story of the day. It's 2020, which means nothing is really surprising, but a lot of people found it quite random when Carole Baskin from the Netflix documentary "Tiger..." July 06

  • The NBA should heed MLS's warning signs and move its restart from Orlando to Canada

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA sure is lucky that Major League Soccer volunteered to be its guinea pig. For if MLS’s nightmare in getting its monthlong Orlando tournament off the ground is any indication, the NBA might want to follow the lead of another league and finish..." July 06

  • 3 Blockbuster ‘All-In’ Trades For Devin Booker

    Fadeaway World "NBA superstar players are now expected to be competing for NBA titles these days. The days of a superstar player basking in mediocrity is something of the past. Either team start offering trade packages for them, or the superstars themselves request trades to place them in better positions to..." July 06

  • The NBA turned Disney ballrooms into multiple practice courts

    SB Nation "The NBA’s temporary Disney World bubble home is complete, and the layout of the practice courts the league will use is kinda wild. There’s something special about seeing the logos and names of NBA teams in a venue that’s a converted ballroom, with a distinct rec..." July 06

  • Chris Paul Reveals Why He Was Angry When Infamous Trade to Lakers Was Vetoed

    Lakers Daily "In a recent episode of “Knuckleheads,” All-Star Chris Paul revealed why he was so angry after his infamous trade to the Los Angeles Lakers was vetoed in 2011. “I was on the phone with my brother and my agent and all that,” Paul recalled after hearing..." July 06

  • Russell Westbrook Is Destroying Western Conference Teams This Season

    Fadeaway World "When talking about the best guards in the game, Russell Westbrook has to be part of the conversation. As a multi-faceted guard, he has averaged 27.5 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists per game on 47.4% shooting during his tenure with Houston so far. But, perhaps most impressively, is..." July 06

  • Pelicans Sign Sindarius Thornwell As Substitute Player

    NBA.com "The New Orleans Pelicans today announced that the team has signed free agent guard Sindarius Thornwell as a substitute player for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. " July 06