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  • Will Christian Wood stay or go? Evaluating the Detroit Pistons' options

    Detroit Free Press "Among the Detroit Pistons’ long list of tasks to accomplish this offseason: figuring out the best path forward for Christian Wood, who is both the youngest and most talented of their unrestricted free agents.  Wood, who turned 25 in September, was the biggest..." October 22

  • Impact Trades NBA Contenders Can Make Now

    Bleacher Report "Impact trades in the NBA don't always have to involve superstars. Like with Channing Frye to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 or Marc Gasol joining the Toronto Raptors in 2019, sometimes putting the right role player on a team already loaded with talent can make..." October 22

  • Here's the 5 Best Trade Packages For Paul George

    Fadeaway World "In the 2019-2020 season, Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers were supposed to make a transition to being a championship team, getting Leonard his 3rd ring, and putting him in the conversation for the best player in the world. Instead, the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead to the Nuggets and exited in the 2nd..." October 22

  • NBA Confirms 2020 Draft Will Be Conducted Virtually

    Hoops Rumors "As expected, the 2020 NBA draft will be conducted virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic that upended the ’19/20 season and continues to prevent large-scale gatherings. The NBA and ESPN issued a joint press release today confirming that this year’s draft..." October 22

  • LeBron James is highest rated player in NBA 2K21 at 98

    NBA.com "After leading the Los Angeles Lakers to the 2020 NBA title (and winning Finals MVP honors in the process), LeBron James is already reaping some rewards for his accomplishments. James will be rated as a 98 in NBA 2K21, making him the highest-rated player in the video game. Right behind..." October 22

  • 5 NBA trade targets to watch

    The Score "With the start date of the "official" offseason - a new salary cap and free agency - unknown, there's plenty of rumors about potential NBA trades. Given some of the economic uncertainty in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, what we may lose in free-agent movement may be gained..." October 22

  • NBA targeting Jan. 18 for next season start date

    The Score "The NBA has pinpointed Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 18) as the opening night for next season, league sources told Yahoo Sports' Vincent Goodwill. Emphasis is now reportedly on getting the NBA back to its typical mid-October start date in time for the 2021-22..." October 22

  • Anonymous agent claims star DeMar DeRozan 'doesn't like San Antonio'

    CBS Sports "DeMar DeRozan was supposed to replace Kawhi Leonard as San Antonio's franchise player. That hasn't exactly happened. He hasn't made an All-Star team since being traded to San Antonio, and the Spurs missed the playoffs for the first time since 1997 under his..." October 21

  • Anonymous Agent Destroys The NBA For Embracing BLM Movement

    Total Pro Sports "The NBA shut down earlier this year, but once they returned, they did so by embracing the Black Lives Matter movement, but not everybody was happy about that. One anonymous NBA agent ripped the league for that decision, telling The Athletic it was “a horrible look for..." October 21

  • The Best Point Guards The Los Angeles Clippers Should Consider This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers are in the spotlight right now. They just fired Doc Rivers and hired Tyronn Lue as their new head coach after imploding in the playoffs and blowing a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals. It’s pretty clear that the Clippers..." October 21

  • 4 players Raptors can sign to replace Marc Gasol

    Clutch Points "The Toronto Raptors could possibly lose a key veteran heading into next season. Starting center Marc Gasol is reportedly mulling his future in the NBA and is seriously considering finishing his basketball career in Europe, though rumors of him signing overseas have been..." October 21

  • How The Los Angeles Lakers Can Land Zach LaVine And Derrick Rose This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The newly-crowned Lakers were constructed around the dynamic duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. They’re two of the top-10 players in the NBA today, and their greatness was further proven after winning it all with an older and somewhat lackluster supporting cast. The role..." October 21

  • NBA Free Agents Whose Value Sunk This Season

    Bleacher Report "It's not a stretch to say that almost every NBA free agent's value took a hit this past season. COVID-19 didn't just put the year on pause; it also cut fans out of the equation, which diminished league revenue and injected uncertainty into financial..." October 21

  • Pistons, Bulls Among Potential Suitors For Derrick Jones

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons and Bulls are among the teams expected to have interest in free agent Heat swingman Derrick Jones this offseason, a source tells Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. Jackson also identifies Atlanta as a potential suitor for Jones,..." October 21

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Kyle Korver in NBA free agency

    Clutch Points "Here’s a list of players in NBA history who’ve made at least 2,400 three-pointers: Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Stephen Curry, and Kyle Korver. The first three guys have carved out superstar careers. As for Korver? He is more known as a specialist and never the main guy. But being..." October 21

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Tyson Chandler in NBA free agency

    Clutch Points "Retirement talks are once again looming for Tyson Chandler following the end of his one-year deal with the Houston Rockets in the 2019-20 season. The 38-year-old center earlier admitted that the idea of hanging up his sneakers for good has floated around for a while, but he..." October 21

  • Losing Courtside Camaraderie in the Covid Era

    New York Times "On that fateful February night in 2017, after Charles Oakley was dragged out of Madison Square Garden and arrested on the accusation of causing a ruckus involving the Knicks’ owner, I made my way down from the press box high atop the court to consult with my source of four decades in the..." October 21

  • Five Warriors point guard targets for this offseason

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The next Livingston? Looking beyond the widely acknowledged desires for a veteran big man and athleticism on the wings, the Warriors are shopping for at least one more roster slot: Point guard. They need a veteran that can come off the bench and provide 12-15 quality minutes..." October 20

  • Will the Detroit Pistons trade Blake Griffin?

    Sportsnaut "At 31 years old and coming off a 2019-20 NBA season that saw him play in just 18 games, it stands to reason that the Detroit Pistons are stuck with six-time All-Star forward Blake Griffin. Despite this, rumors continue to persist that the Pistons might look to trade him during the NBA..." October 20

  • Underutilized NBA Prospects Who Need a Trade

    Bleacher Report "It takes talent to succeed in the NBA, but opportunity and location have more impact on performance than you might think. A potentially great player stuck behind a star may never get the chance to flourish. Up-and-comers on high-achieving teams may find themselves glued to the..." October 20

  • Let's Get Crazy: 5 James Harden Trade Ideas for the Rockets

    Complex "It’s been an eventful 12 months for the Houston Rockets. It all started off with Daryl Morey’s infamous tweet that created problems for the NBA with China, and somewhat fittingly, finished off last Thursday with Morey stepping down from his position as general manager...." October 20

  • Derrick Rose would be a Golden fit for the Warriors

    Clutch Points "Over the past week, rumors have been heating up on the newly-crowned NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers potentially acquiring Derrick Rose this off-season. But there’s a particular team that hasn’t been mentioned enough and should, quite frankly, be talked about more as a..." October 20

  • Derrick Rose’s Wife Has Cryptic Reaction to Lakers Rumors

    Heavy "The NBA offseason is young but it has already been replete with Los Angeles Lakers rumors. Even after winning the title, the team is expected to be big players in the trade and free-agent markets. Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose popped up as a potential trade target..." October 20

  • Christian Wood Is Finding Himself In A New Position As He Enters Free Agency

    Forbes.com "This season was a break-out for Detroit Pistons big man Christian Wood, who finally cracked a rotation and received consistent minutes. This led to a stable line of 13.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in just 21.4 minutes of play. Wood hit almost 57 percent of his shots, including 38.6..." October 20

  • Danilo Gallinari asks Twitter where he should go in free agency

    Yahoo! Sports "It sounds like there's a reunion that could be on the horizon.  Okay... Well, maybe.  It involves one guy who has been on Trail Blazers’ minds over the years as a potential candidate to help their hometown team: Forward Danilo..." October 20

  • 3 ideal landing spots for Paul Millsap in NBA free agency

    Clutch Points "As the NBA continues its dramatic shift to small ball, having a versatile big man on the roster seems to be a requisite. Free agent Paul Millsap is one of them. It’s why, at least partially, it’s unofficially Paul Millsap free agency season. He has seen his production..." October 20

  • NBA Stars Who Need a Trade Now More Than Ever

    Bleacher Report "Star NBA players typically request trades for a select number of reasons. Whether because of unhappiness with their role on the team, the direction of the franchise or a simple desire to pair up with another star, we typically see a few major moves every..." October 20

  • Pistons Big Man Christian Wood Allegedly Went On IG Live To Ask What Team He Should Join

    Fadeaway World "We’re living in some wild times right now. NBA players take it to social media and make the most of technology to make career choices, and it’s crazy to wonder how things would have fared if the players from the 80s or 90s had Twitter or Instagram back in the day. Spencer..." October 20

  • 5 players the Mavericks should bring to Dallas this offseason

    Sportsnaut "After making the playoffs for the first time since the 2015-16 season, the Dallas Mavericks face an important offseason. It’s going to lead to a ton of rumors on the NBA front this fall and winter. yers the Mavericks will target this offseason. Sign Jae..." October 20

  • Five potential targets for the 76ers this offseason

    CBS Sports "Heading into last offseason, the Philadelphia 76ers had a ton of cap space and financial flexibility to work with. That's not the case this year though, as the team has the vast majority of its space tied up in the contracts of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Tobias..." October 20

  • NBA preserved $1.5B in revenue at Disney, but losses are steep

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA spent $180 million to operate 100 days of basketball in its Disney bubble, but the steep investment allowed the league to stop the loss of $1.5 billion in projected revenue.   According to sources familiar with the league’s finances, the Disney restart..." October 20

  • Andre Ingram Becomes President Of NBAGL Players’ Union

    Hoops Rumors "NBA G League veteran Andre Ingram has been named the president of the Basketball Players Union, the newly-formed union for NBAGL players, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). According to Charania, guard David Stockton has been named the vice..." October 19

  • Top 10 Perfect NBA Trades That Could Happen This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is just too unpredictable at this point. Gone are the days where players have loyalty to the team that drafted them or gave them their first chance, as players now take matters into their own hands. They force trades, play with their friends, and do whatever it takes to win..." October 19

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Actually Make Sense

    Bleacher Report "Blockbuster NBA trades are supposed to strike a chord of disbelief, which makes concocting sensible ones tricky. Fortunately, this offseason will see several teams in desperate situations. The Milwaukee Bucks must appease Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Denver Nuggets have to feel like..." October 19

  • Will Anthony Edwards or LaMelo Ball go No. 1?

    NBA.com "8h ago NBA Draft 2020 2020 NBA Mock Draft: Will Anthony Edwards or LaMelo Ball go No. 1? Want to learn more about the top prospects and other potential first-rounders in the 2020 NBA Draft? Look no further than our Mock Draft that provides insight to where players might..." October 18

  • Lakers, Pistons May Resume Derrick Rose Trade Talks

    Hoops Rumors "The Lakers talked to the Pistons about a Derrick Rose trade before the February deadline, and a deal is more likely now that the offseason has arrived, according to Sean Deveney of Heavy. The teams never got close to reaching an agreement, Deveney..." October 18

  • Derrick Rose Posts Adorable Video Of Him Teaching His Baby Son How To Hoop

    Fadeaway World "It’s never too early to start hooping, or at least that’s why Detroit Pistons star Derrick Rose thinks, as he recently posted the most adorable video of him teaching his baby soon how to hoop. It’s clear that the Rose household is more than well equipped for young..." October 17

  • Derrick Rose to Los Angeles Lakers ‘more likely now'

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers kicked the tires on a Derrick Rose trade with the Detroit Pistons at the 2020 NBA trade deadline, but a deal wasn’t made for a variety of reasons. However, one NBA general manager, who spoke to Sean Deveney of Heavy, believes Rose to the..." October 17

  • 2020 NBA Free Agency: Ranking Top 15 Best Players Who Could Be Available

    Fadeaway World "The NBA season has come to an end. We have all got through a difficult season with plenty of distractions, and we crowned an NBA Champion in the Los Angeles Lakers. Looking towards next season, teams are looking to add quality players in the free-agent market to make big moves towards competing..." October 17

  • The Best Free Agent Targets For The Los Angeles Lakers

    Fadeaway World "10 players on L.A.’s current roster are set to become free agents this offseason, opening the door for the Lakers to make a number of signings as they prepare for their attempt at a repeat. With limited financial flexibility (assuming they re-sign Anthony Davis) and time..." October 16

  • NBA, NBPA agree to extend CBA termination deadline to Oct. 30

    NBC Chicago "Those waiting with baited breath for updated salary cap figures from the NBA will have to wait a while longer. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday that, for the third team, the league and players association agreed to push back the deadline for either side to terminate the..." October 16

  • Ranking the NBA's 10 Most Overpaid Players Right Now

    Bleacher Report "Every NBA team is a business operation, and like any business, success depends on getting maximum bang for your buck. To determine which players are costing their teams too much for 2020-21 and beyond, we won't just pick a catch-all stat, look up salary and settle on..." October 16

  • The 10 Greatest Teams That Missed The NBA Finals

    Fadeaway World "This year’s early playoff exit from Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers was shocking to many, but it echoed a universal NBA truth – not even the most promising teams are guaranteed locks for championship victory, or even to appear in the Finals. Throughout the history of the..." October 15

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For Rajon Rondo

    Fadeaway World "Rajon Rondo redeemed himself and proved his haters that he’s still one of the best playoff performers in the league, helping the Los Angeles Lakers tie the Boston Celtics by winning their 17th NBA Championship and becoming the second player to ever win a ring with both..." October 15

  • Nuggets to face competition from Mavs, Suns, Pistons for Jerami Grant

    Clutch Points "In his first season with the Denver Nuggets, forward Jerami Grant established himself as a starting caliber player capable of playing for a title contender. He was an important part of the Nuggets’ playoff run last season, which saw pull off comebacks against the Utah..." October 15

  • 5 Stars That Could Join Jimmy Butler And Bam Adebayo

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat shocked the world by making it to the NBA Finals this year. While the Heat looked solid on paper after Jimmy Butler signed in Free Agency, nobody expected them to be the best Eastern Conference team in the Playoffs. They smacked the Milwaukee Bucks in 5 games and made quick work..." October 15

  • Absurd NBA Trade Offers For The Most Untouchable Stars

    Bleacher Report "Brokering NBA blockbusters is hard for myriad reasons, not the least of which is a weighty reluctance—if not an outright refusal—to let go of a star. While you've probably heard that no one in the Association is truly untouchable, you also recognize there are..." October 15

  • NBA has discussed single bubble for next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver wants to play next season with fans in arenas. Of course, that might not be feasible amid the coronavirus pandemic. So, the league is discussing other options – like regional bubbles… or maybe another bubble like the one..." October 15

  • What we know and don't know ahead of the draft, free agency and the start of the 2020-21 NBA season

    ESPN "The longest season in NBA history is finally complete. More than a full calendar year after teams reported to training camp, the Los Angeles Lakers were crowned champions, accepting the Larry O'Brien Trophy on Sunday night inside the NBA's campus environment at Walt Disney..." October 15

  • Top 5 Perfect Targets For The Denver Nuggets This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "After a long and storied playoff run against the odds, the Denver Nuggets’ 2019-20 season has finally ended. And while a lot of lip service has been paid to the choke-power of Kawhi, Paul George and the rest of the Clippers, enough good cannot be said about the Nuggets and their ability..." October 14