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  • Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey

    ESPN "NOBODY SAW MUCH of Daryl Morey in the days after the Houston Rockets landed in Tokyo for the NBA's Japan Games. The Rockets' general manager confined himself to his room at the Ritz Carlton in Roppongi Hills during the team's six-day visit, spotted leaving for..." November 12

  • NBA Rumors: Suns Could Trade For Blake Griffin

    Fadeaway World "As one of the most surprising teams of the early season, the Phoenix Suns have a chance to get even better with a big acquisition. According to Zach Frydenlund of Complex, one possible scenario could include the addition of Detroit star Blake Griffin. “Don’t look now,..." November 11

  • Sources: Pistons' Blake Griffin plans to make season debut Monday

    ESPN "After missing 10 games to start the season, Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin plans to make his season-debut against Minnesota on Monday, league sources tell ESPN. Griffin, who's been rehabilitating a sore knee and hamstring since preseason, had been..." November 09

  • Andre Drummond Would Enjoy Playing In Detroit For Remainder Of Career

    Hoops Rumors "Andre Drummond, who is likely to turn down his $28.8MM player option for next season, is set to be one of the top free agents in a weak 2020 free-agent class. He’ll undoubtedly look for a massive contract, if not a max deal, this summer and he hopes it comes from..." November 08

  • Pistons hope Sekou Doumbouya's development mirrors path of Pascal Siakam

    Detroit Free Press "Pascal Siakam has yet to play in an All-Star Game. The Toronto Raptors forward has yet to make an all-league team; his most impressive individual accomplishment came after last season when he was named the NBA's most improved player. But after a breakout performance..." November 08

  • Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including Luka Doncic trickery

    ESPN "As we put the first 10% of the season in the books, here are 10 things to check out: 1. We need to talk about Nikola Nikola Jokic has probably racked up more "likes" in this space than any other player. And so it is with a heavy heart that I note: Jokic does..." November 08

  • Inside the NBA Brought Chris Jericho on Set and Then All Hell Broke Loose in The Wrestling Ring

    Black Sports Online "The funniest thing is Jericho’s face throughout. He is truly looking at these dudes like “what the hell is going on, I was supposed to just do a quick promo.” You can’t put a Wrestling ring in the studio and not think Shaq is going to act up. " November 08

  • Pistons’ Blake Griffin cleared to resume all basketball activities, listed as day-to-day

    Clutch Points "Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin has been cleared to resume all basketball activities after missing his team’s first nine games of the season, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Griffin will be listed as day-to-day moving forward. Griffin..." November 07

  • Pistons' Christian Wood takes advantage of extra playing time

    Detroit News "Christian Wood was a blur on the floor. At 6-foot-10, rather than just settling in the paint and calling for the ball, he flashed through the post, to the wing and called for the ball. He put up a 3-pointer and it fell through. All in the plan. It’s been a good start..." November 07

  • Map Shows The Most Hated NBA Teams In Every State For 2019-2020 Season

    Total Pro Sports "he Los Angeles Lakers are truly back. After several years of being quite irrelevant when it comes to having a Championship contender, the team went out and signed LeBron James and traded for Anthony Davis in back-to-back offseasons. " November 07

  • NBA head coaching jobs are increasingly stable

    SB Nation "The NBA head coaching profession is among the least stable in all of sports. Some franchises cycle through a new head coach seemingly every year. The names who hold jobs for a decade or more are essentially legends, and even then, respected status and success is no guarantee of stability. The..." November 07

  • NBA now forbids teams from using apps that auto-delete communication with players, agents

    Pro Basketball Talk "To crack down on widespread tampering, the NBA began requiring teams to keep communications with agents and players for one year. The league can audit five teams annually. But what about workarounds? Pete Thamel, Seerat Sohi and Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." November 07

  • Ranking NBA's biggest early surprises: New-look Suns, unrecognizable Warriors, Lakers defense lead the way

    CBS Sports "The thing we most love about sports is the stuff we never see coming. They don't make movies about the favorite winning the game they're supposed to win -- instead it's the scrappy underdog who defies the odds and people's expectations with an unprecedented show of fortitude. A..." November 07

  • Free Agents Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then the club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 07

  • Pistons Could Acquire Jrue Holiday In Potential Trade With Pelicans

    Fadeaway World "The Detroit Pistons need some help in in the backcourt. Might the Pelicans provide them with a solution? In a report from Fansided blog Piston Powered on Sunday, a potential deal with New Orleans could bring them former All-Star Jrue..." November 07

  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern all in on sports betting

    Newsday "David Stern is no stranger to the long battle against legalized betting in American sports. In 1991, he testified in the U.S. Senate hearings that led to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The Supreme Court overturned that law 18 months ago, opening the door to..." November 07

  • Jalen Rose Explains Why Fans and Media Are to Blame for Load Management in the NBA

    The Big Lead "Kawhi Leonard is not playing tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Leonard will miss his second game in eight days because of load management. Both of those games just happened to be broadcast on ESPN, so no one besides Kawhi's aching back is happy with the..." November 06

  • The Biggest Sneaker Storylines of the 2019-20 NBA Season

    Complex "The NBA made its long-awaited return only a few weeks ago and has already provided fans with the buzzer beaters, scuffles, memes, and superstar performances they had been yearning for during the offseason. The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are dominating thus far as expected with the..." November 05

  • Joakim Noah Still Hoping To Sign With Contender

    NBC Sports Chicago "Former Bulls center Joakim Noah reportedly suffered what sounded like a potentially career-ending injury, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Windhorst reported the news on Monday on The Hoop Collective Podcast, but has since walked it..." November 05

  • Will Raptors fans ever find closure with former coach Dwane Casey?

    Sportsnet "I fear that we will never get closure in this city when it comes to Dwane Casey and the Toronto Raptors which is: • Predictable and; • Perfectly fine, really, plus; • Something that makes me wonder what it will be like if Mike Babcock’s tenure with..." November 04

  • Pistons' Blake Griffin says he's 'very close' to returning

    CBS Sports "The opening few weeks of the season haven't been a complete disaster for the Detroit Pistons, considering they've managed to hang around .500 through their first seven games, but things certainly haven't gone quite as well as they would have hoped.  In..." November 04

  • Jose Calderon Announces Retirement, Joins NBPA As Special Assistant

    Real GM Basketball "Jose Calderon has announced his retirement as a player from the NBA and has joined the NBPA as a Special Assistant. The position is newly formed and a season-long position that both the union and Calderon hope will become a recurring role. " November 04

  • Pistons' Reggie Jackson out four weeks with stress reaction in back, Derrick Rose prepared for larger role

    NBA.com "The Detroit Pistons will be without starting point guard Reggie Jackson for at least four weeks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The 29-year-old has been sidelined since the team’s second game of the season. Jackson is suffering from a stress reaction in his..." November 03

  • NBA Rumors: 5 Best Trade Packages For D’Angelo Russell

    Fadeaway World "D’Angelo Russell was supposed to be one of the key players leading the charge for the LA Lakers until LeBron James decided to join. Ultimately, he was traded and forced to begin a career with the Brooklyn Nets. Since then, he has worked and developed into an All-Star offensive force, as..." November 02

  • They still love Derrick Rose in Chicago, he gets standing ovation and M-V-P chants

    NBC Sports "Early years Chicago Derrick Rose was something special. League MVP, All-Star, All-NBA, walking highlight package. The fans in Chicago love that Derrick Rose. They still do. Rose returned to the United Center on Friday night with the Detroit Pistons, and he was..." November 02

  • What to expect from Pistons PG Derrick Rose in his return to Chicago

    Clutch Points "Derrick Rose has had many returns to The Windy City since first leaving the Chicago Bulls in 2016, but he has never been in a better place to have the grand showing he’s capable of mustering than now. After signing with the Detroit Pistons in the summer,..." November 01

  • Derrick Rose Says It’s “Not Hard” To Think About Return To Chicago

    Fadeaway World "For Derrick Rose, it all started in Chicago. He was born there, raised there, and drafted there as the #1 overall pick in the 2008 draft. It was there that he cemented himself as a star, and there that became the youngest MVP in NBA history. t was also in Chicago that things began to..." November 01

  • NBA reminds teams to keep all electronic communications with players, agents

    NBC Sports "It was part of Adam Silver’s and the NBA’s new “crackdown” on tampering — five random teams will get audited by the NBA at the end of the season. Just to make sure they didn’t break the rules. This week the NBA sent out a memo to all 30..." November 01

  • Rookie Scale Option Decisions Still To Come

    Hoops Rumors "Thursday, October 31 is the deadline for teams to exercise rookie scale options for the 2020/21 season. These options apply to either the third or fourth year of a rookie scale contract for players who were drafted in the first round. If they’re not exercised, the player becomes an..." October 31

  • Kevin Durant: ‘Derrick Rose Is Looking Like An All-Star’

    Fadeaway World "Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant might be sidelined right now, but that doesn’t prevent the All-Star player to keep tabs on the things happening around the league. After the first week of the competition, one guy is showing a great game and KD has noticed that. Detroit Pistons..." October 30

  • It's early, but some teams are already looking to fix holes in their rosters

    ESPN "It's only the second week of the NBA season, but front offices are already contemplating their shortcomings. There are a handful of teams who know they might have to make a significant roster move during the season. The market is mostly quiet now -- trade season doesn't really..." October 30

  • 5 Players Who Can’t Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "00:29 01:05 Even though we were all expecting some big trades for this season, there are a handful of players that have recently signed contract extensions and are therefore ineligible to be moved right now. Whenever a player signs a deal, he has to wait before..." October 30

  • EA Sports cancels NBA Live 20

    Kotaku "EA Sports’ NBA Live 20, which had the honour of being officially delayed before it was even officially announced, has now been cancelled. It’s the fourth time in ten years that EA has not released an annual entry in its flagship basketball game on a home..." October 30

  • Nets superstar Kevin Durant claims Pistons guard Derrick Rose ‘is looking like an All-Star’

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant likely won’t play this season, but he’s keeping tabs on the entire league. One player KD has noticed early in the season is Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose. Speaking at the Forbes Under 30 Summit..." October 29

  • Pistons To Retain Christian Wood

    Michigan Live "Christian Wood showed a glimpse of his potential in the final two weeks of the 2018-19 season with New Orleans and continues to demonstrate what he can do when given the chance. Wood led the Detroit Pistons with 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Monday in a 96-94 victory over the..." October 29

  • Special Trade Eligibility Dates For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "In a pair of previous articles, we took a closer look at the trade restrictions placed on two groups of players who signed free agent contracts this summer. The smaller of the two groups featured players who can’t be traded by their current teams until January 15, having re-signed..." October 28

  • Markieff Morris fined $35,000 for inappropriate language towards official

    The Score "Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris was fined $35,000 by the NBA for directing inappropriate and offensive language toward a game official, the league announced Monday. The incident occurred during the Pistons’ 117-111 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on..." October 28

  • Derrick Rose on playing 40 minutes a game: ‘Not this soon’

    Clutch Points "Derrick Rose’s career has had peaks, but more valleys. However, he has transformed himself into a reliable player in today’s NBA. Gone are the days of wondering whether Rose will return to MVP form. Now, we just expect Rose to be an 18-20 point scorer. Rose is now playing for..." October 27

  • Andre Drummond on if a “contract year” is a thing: “You know it”

    NBC Sports "Through two games this season, Detroit’s Andre Drummond is averaging 26.5 points per game on 66.7 percent shooting, plus pulling down 17.5 rebounds and blocking 2.5 shots a game. He’s been a beast. Not so coincidentally, Andre Drummond has a player option he is..." October 26

  • What would a one-free-throw rule mean for the NBA?

    ESPN "Kevin Pelton's NBA mailbag is back, featuring your questions on an experiment using a single free throw attempt for all points, Russell Westbrook's shooting numbers, the best way to enforce 3-point shooting fouls and how scoring relates to win projections. You can tweet..." October 26

  • NBA ‘Groupie’ Kendall Jenner Shows Off Her Assets in Throwback Pic

    Sports Gossip "Besides playing in the NBA, Ben Simmons, Jordan Clarkson and Blake Griffin have another thing in common. All three have all been rumored to have dated Kendall Jenner at some point. " October 25

  • Tencent cuts off Rockets from NBA streaming schedule

    Channel News Asia "Chinese internet giant Tencent has struck Houston Rockets games from its programming schedule for the current NBA season, following through on a threat it made after a team executive angered Beijing by supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets' 117-111 loss to..." October 25

  • Charles Barkley: Mike Pence "needs to shut the hell up"

    Larry Brown Sports "Charles Barkley issued a strong response to Vice President Mike Pence. Earlier on Thursday, Pence weighed in on the NBA’s Hong Kong-China controversy. Pence said the NBA sided with the Chinese government by silencing free speech. “Some of the..." October 24

  • Mike Pence denounces China's response to Hong Kong protests, blasts NBA for 'embracing censorship'

    CNN "Vice President Mike Pence accused the National Basketball Association of acting "like a wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime" in China on Thursday. Speaking in Washington, Pence accused the NBA and sportswear giant Nike of not sufficiently speaking out in..." October 24

  • Heat Could Pair Blake Griffin With Jimmy Butler

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat came out with a win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday, but nobody really knows how high their ceiling reaches this season. With Jimmy Butler and a slew of talented players around him, it’s safe to say we can expect the Heat to be competing in the postseason this..." October 24

  • NBA execs have differing opinions on Jaylen Brown's new Celtics contract

    NBC Sports Boston "When the Boston Celtics inked Jaylen Brown to a four-year, $115 million deal on Tuesday, plenty of C's fans were happy to see their prized 22-year-old forward get locked up for a few more seasons. But the deal left some NBA executives scratching their..." October 24

  • Derrick Rose, the conduit to Pistons' postseason hopes

    Detroit News "There was a time when signing Derrick Rose would have meant changing everything. Making him focal point. Him with the ball. Building everything around him. There was a time when getting Rose, the No. 1 pick in the 2008 draft, would have made the Pistons a title contender..." October 23

  • Adam Silver’s Fight to Save the NBA in China

    Wall Street Journal "He’s caught between the two most powerful countries on earth. American politicians have urged him to suspend business with China. Chinese state-run television has threatened retribution against him personally. But as NBA commissioner Adam Silver continues to deal with an..." October 23

  • 7 NBA Players Who Should Get Traded This Season

    Complex "The NBA season literally just got underway last night, but as we all know, so much of the NBA machine is pushed by trade rumors and speculation. Teams are always looking to get better and stars are constantly on the move. If a team says they're not trading someone, that's likely a..." October 23

  • Chinese State TV Refuses to Air NBA's Opening Night Slate

    SI "Chinese state television did not air the NBA's opening night games, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported on Tuesday. According to Windhorst, Tencent, the NBA's streaming partner, also reduced its schedule, only deciding to show the Lakers-Clippers game. " October 23