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  • 5 Best Candidates For The Next Chicago Bulls Head Coach

    Fadeaway World "All of Chicago rejoiced when it was announced today that the Chicago Bulls had moved on from their head coach, Jim Boylen. Boylen took over the reins from Fred Hoiberg during the 2018/19 season and despite optimism that he’d help spark the young players, it seemed like a bad fit..." August 14

  • Hall Of Fame Ceremony Rescheduled To May 2021

    EuroHoops.net "The 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony welcoming the confirmed inductees and scheduled to take place between 28 and 30 of August was moved to May 13-15, 2021, as announced on Friday via a press release. Per the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of..." August 14

  • How eliminated NBA teams are handling leaving safety of the Disney campus bubble

    USA Today "As they gathered in the locker room, Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton had an important message to share with his players. Though they finished with a 136-122 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, the Kings’ season officially ended. But this did not mark the..." August 14

  • Blake Griffin willing to take 'a different role' for rebuilding Pistons

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons are in the midst of a rebuild but Blake Griffin isn’t worried about where he fits in the plan. When the team shifted its focus, questions were raised about where the 10-year veteran would fit into Detroit’s blueprint for the future. In a video..." August 14

  • Tyronn Lue expected to be frontrunner for several NBA coaching jobs

    Talk Basket "Tyronn Lue is expected to be the frontrunner for several NBA coaching jobs in the near future, per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated. " August 13

  • Adam Silver: 'Certainly not bubble or bust' for 2020-21 NBA season

    SI "From behind two inches of plexiglass, a cloth mask covering his face and NBA basketball playing out before his eyes, Adam Silver felt a wave of emotion wash over him. It had been more than four months since the COVID-19 pandemic shut the league down, when Jazz center Rudy Gobert..." August 13

  • Isiah Thomas' All-Star MVP trophy removed from auction after theft claim

    The Score "Heritage Auctions has removed the 1984 NBA All-Star Game MVP trophy awarded to Isiah Thomas from its lot, the auctioneer announced. Thomas took to Twitter on Monday, saying the trophy, which was being auctioned online, had been stolen from the Hall of Famer's former..." August 12

  • Stephen A. Smith Says He'd Run for President If He Received Support

    Complex "President Stephen A. Smith, which has a good god awful ring to it, could be a thing if he "had the support," according to the sports media personality's Twitter feed.  Smith made that statement in response to a tweet, which was in response to a..." August 12

  • NBA Again Finds No Positive COVID-19 Cases

    NBA.com "Of the 342 players tested for COVID-19 on the NBA campus since test results were last announced on Aug. 5, zero have returned confirmed positive tests.  " August 12

  • Here’s who the NBA will and won’t allow as guests next week

    ESPN "As the NBA prepares for the arrival of team guests into the bubble for the start of the conference semifinals this month, the league is requiring players to provide proof of "long-standing relationships" with non-family members, according to a memo obtained by ESPN. The NBA..." August 12

  • Las Vegas, Orlando could be among host cities for 2020-21 NBA season

    Sportsnaut "The Association would love nothing more than to host fans at games throughout the 2020-21 NBA season. Sure the bubble environment at Walt Disney World in Orlando has worked swell. However, we’re talking economics. The revenue downfall that has come with playing in a bubble..." August 12

  • 4 bubbles could be in play for 2020-21 NBA season

    Clutch Points "Some light has been shed on how the format of the 2020-21 NBA campaign might look. Clearly, the coronavirus pandemic is not going away anytime soon, and the league is already kicking around bold ideas for next season. According to a report published by David Aldridge and John..." August 12

  • NBA Players Can Invite Family, Close Friends to Bubble After 1st Round of Playoffs

    Radio "Joel Embiid recently said that he's been pleasantly surprised by his time in the bubble, admitting that though he had his doubts, it's actually been a good time. The one thing he specifically mentioned that he missed, though, was spending time with his..." August 12

  • What Executive of the Year voting tells us about the NBA's values

    ESPN "In 2014, Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge got a single first-place vote for Executive of the Year and finished seventh. At the time, no one thought twice about it. The Celtics were at the start of a rebuild and went 25-57, missing the playoffs. But that was the season..." August 12

  • Michele Roberts Opens Up About the NBA Bubble and What's Next

    SI "Inside the Grand Floridian hotel, out of the soupy Florida heat, a wave of relief washed over Michele Roberts. For months, Roberts, the Executive Director of the NBA’s players association, worked tirelessly with league officials to piece together its return. Medical protocols needed to be..." August 12

  • NBA To Announce Awards For Top Bubble Performers On Saturday

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA announced today in a press release that it will name an All-Seeding Games Team and the Player of the Seeding Games to honor the top performers of the summer restart. According to the league, media members – sportswriters and broadcasters – who have been..." August 11

  • Realistic NBA Trade Ideas You've Never Thought Of

    Bleacher Report "Imaginations ran wild during the NBA's near five-month hiatus. With an insatiable appetite for content, hoop heads devoured anything that promised to break the monotony of an essentially sports-free existence. Talks naturally turned to trade speculation—a preferred..." August 11

  • Bubble rumblings: Player bonding and subtle changes in perspective

    Yahoo! Sports "Back in the normal days of the NBA, a foe was a foe. And that was made even more apparent when a player took to the floor during the game. It could be a trip, a slip or simply collapsing after contact. It has become customary for most players to remain planted until a teammate rushes over to..." August 11

  • Isiah Thomas Claims '84 All-Star Trophy Was 'Stolen,' Auction House Pulls Item

    TMZ "Isiah Thomas was furious when he saw his 1984 NBA All-Star Game MVP trophy hit the auction block recently -- claiming it's "stolen" property that was heisted from his old high school. The trophy itself is a pretty cool item -- Thomas won the award after posting 21..." August 11

  • How NBA has expanded community testing for COVID-19 in team markets

    USA Today "As the NBA brainstormed how it would resume its suspended season in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the league, its 30 owners and the players union all maintained it would have to follow one uncompromising rule. All participating players, coaches and staff members would have..." August 11

  • NBA plans to hold 2020 Draft Lottery virtually on Aug. 20th

    NBC Washington "The NBA offseason arrives later this week and will speed up soon not long after with the Aug. 20 draft lottery, which will be held virtually this year. The news it is being held virtually, which was first reported by the Athletic, was a fairly obvious expectation.  " August 10

  • Pistons Adding Harold Ellis, Ryan West To Scouting Department

    Hoops Rumors "The Pistons are hiring Harold Ellis and Ryan West as scouts, sources tell James Edwards III of The Athletic (Twitter link). The moves come as part of a front office shakeup that has already included the hiring of Troy Weaver as GM and David..." August 10

  • Top 20 NBA Players With The Most Minutes Played In NBA History

    Fadeaway World "Making it to the NBA is tough. Staying there and establishing as a productive piece of a roster is nearly impossible. That’s why so many players are left off over the years, give up on their NBA careers and end up taking their talents to another professional league. There have..." August 09

  • What NBPA thinks about sending ‘Delete 8’ NBA teams to Disney bubble

    Clutch Points "Previous reports suggested that the NBA has been considering bringing the “Delete Eight” teams into the Disney World bubble in Orlando, Florida. However, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is apparently shutting down the idea, per Adrian Wojnarowski of..." August 09

  • NBA Discussing Regional Bubbles Next Season; Orlando, Vegas Considered

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is considering splitting its 30 teams into groups that will play at regional sites for the 2020-21 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski: "This time, ideas center on regional sites and windows of participation that would..." August 09

  • NBA Flexible With Start Of Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s experiment at the Disney World campus continues to be a success, with no COVID-19 cases reported in the latest round of testing, but uncertainty still surrounds the start of next season, writes ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The league office is telling..." August 09

  • NBA Announces Finalists For 2019/20 Awards

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has announced the finalists for several awards as the seeding games on the Orlando campus move forward and the postseason nears. It was announced in July that all awards for the 2019/20 season would be based on games up until March 11, when the coronavirus pandemic shuttered play. Media..." August 08

  • NBA may delay 2020-21 season start date to allow for fans

    The Score "The NBA could push back its planned start date for the 2020-21 season - Dec. 1 - if the delay would allow for arenas to be reopened for fans, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The league has considered Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18 as a potential date for..." August 08

  • 5 biggest surprises inside the NBA bubble

    The Score "We've witnessed plenty of thrilling and competitive performances from the NBA's top 22 teams since play began inside the bubble on July 30. Based on a relatively small sample size of action - 49 of the 88 seeding games played thus far - here are the five most surprising..." August 08

  • NBA Explores Idea Of Bottom Eight Teams Conducting OTAs At Disney

    Hoops Rumors "A report earlier this week suggested that the idea of creating a second “bubble” this summer for the NBA’s bottom eight clubs to conduct organized team activities appeared to be losing steam. However, according to Sam Amick of The Athletic, league..." August 07

  • Every NBA Team's Best Free-Agent Signing of the Past Decade

    Bleacher Report "The past 10 years of NBA free agency have delivered some of the best and worst contracts in league history. For Part 2 of this two-part miniseries, we'll be focusing on the best deals of the decade, meaning contracts that were signed from 2010-19. Each..." August 07

  • Global Horizons: The Future of NBA Talent

    Complex "Sport is a human pursuit. The quest for athletic mastery slices through border, regime and financial status. Whether post-soviet parish or emerging megalopolis; talent should be the only obstacle to ballin’. If you’re good, you’re good; no matter where you live. The NBA..." August 07

  • NBA players are using anonymous hotline to file complaints

    Larry Brown Sports "NBA players may be averse to being regarded as snitches, but that is not stopping them from using the anonymous tip hotline in the bubble, according to a report. Chris B. Haynes reported on TNT Thursday that multiple players have been using the hotline. " August 07

  • China gets the NBA to shut up and dribble

    Orlando Sentinel "When National Hockey League games used to turn into brawls, the joke was “I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.” Now you can tune into a social justice protest and a Chinese Basketball Association game might break out. It’s actually the National..." August 06

  • Detroit Pistons may finally feel a sense of normalcy in August; here's why

    Detroit Free Press "The NBA is in the midst of its first full week of consequential basketball within the Orlando bubble — a welcomed return to normalcy for players, league executives and fans.  The month of August will also bring some normalcy to the Detroit Pistons, who will see..." August 06

  • Inside the NBA bubble's unofficial wine club

    ESPN "IN THE DAYS leading up to the NBA's Florida reboot, New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick contemplated what provisions to bring for a stay in the Orlando bubble that would last at least five weeks. He initially focused only on the necessities and packed light. Then..." August 06

  • NBA owners pledge $300M to support economic empowerment in Black communities

    Fox Business "The NBA has pledged $300 million toward a new foundation that aims to support economic development and career opportunities within the Black community, the league announced Wednesday. The $300 million commitment stems from $30 million in contributions from the..." August 05

  • Donald Trump: 'Disgraceful' for NBA players to kneel during national anthem

    The Score "President Donald Trump took aim at NBA players who have regularly been kneeling during the national anthem. "I think it's disgraceful," Trump said during his appearance on Fox and Friends on Wednesday. "We worked with (the NBA), we worked with them very..." August 05

  • NBA extends streak of spotless COVID-19 testing in Orlando

    ESPN "The NBA said it has had no positive test results for coronavirus from any of its players in the Orlando bubble since July 29. It was the third straight time the NBA has said it has had no positive tests of the 343 players tested on its campus dating to when the league announced its..." August 05

  • Second Bubble For NBA’s Bottom Eight Teams Now Appears Unlikely

    Hoops Rumors "A report one month ago suggested that the NBA appeared likely to create a second campus/bubble environment in Chicago for the league’s bottom eight teams. The idea was for those teams left out of the Orlando restart to spend some time with their players during the offseason,..." August 04

  • White NBA players discuss responsibility to Black teammates: ‘It’s a continuous fight’

    The Undefeated "While Alex Caruso takes pride in wearing the popular Los Angeles Lakers name across his chest, it’s the words on the back of his jersey that he wants to talk about. Caruso, who is white, has chosen to wear “Black Lives Matter” on his jersey in Orlando, Florida, to..." August 04

  • 3 Realistic And 3 Unrealistic Destinations For Bradley Beal This Summer

    Fadeaway World "Bradley Beal is having a sensational season this year, averaging 30.5 PPG and 6.1 APG for the Washington Wizards. He signed a two-year deal before the season started, committing himself to the Wizards at least temporarily. It is unclear whether the Wizards want to continue with the Wall and..." August 04

  • Top 5 Best Targets For The Rockets This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Rockets are title contenders, even without a prototypical center in the rotation. The Rockets went small by trading Clint Capela and will try to shoot their way to an NBA title. This may be a risky strategy since their defense and rebounding might take a hit in the..." August 04

  • Pistons offer J. Cole a tryout

    The Source "J. Cole is looking to follow in Master P steps and become a rapper that also had a stint in the NBA. Now the Dreamville rapper has received his first try out offer. The Detroit Pistons retweeted a video of J. Cole showing how wet his jumper is and offered him a chance to join..." August 04

  • NBA reminds teams of mask protocols, says suspensions possible

    The Score "The NBA notified teams in a memo Sunday to re-emphasize the use of masks and face coverings by everyone inside the league's Florida bubble, sources told The New York Times' Marc Stein. Clubs were also told to utilize a portion of their next team meeting to reiterate the importance..." August 02

  • J. Cole Seriously Training for NBA Career, Says Master P

    TMZ "J. Cole is currently training his ass off in hopes of getting a shot to make an NBA roster ... so says Master P, who offered the rap star some pretty sound advice. First, let's talk J. Cole -- the "No Role Models" rapper was a solid hooper back in high..." August 01

  • Top 10 Most Likable Players In The NBA Right Now

    Fadeaway World "NBA players often divide fans to a wide extent. Either fans hate them or they love them, and this is what adds to the excitement of the best league in the world. Especially for the NBAs superstars, they seem to polarize fans at a very high level. But there are also players that..." July 31

  • NBA Players Found Workaround Disney Bubble Rules By Hiring Hot Massage Therapists

    Total Pro Sports "Bubble or not bubble, NBA athletes are determined to hot a hot woman around them at some point. Players aren’t allowed to have their wives and girlfriends visit the NBA bubble in Orlando, but they are allowed to have trainers and massage therapists. The..." July 30

  • NBA, NBPA Reach Agreements On Disability Insurance, Salary Withholding

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and NBPA have reached an agreement on a revamped insurance benefit for players who suffer career-ending injuries, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. According to Wojnarowski, the new disability policy will pay players $2.5MM in the event of a career-ending injury sustained on..." July 30

  • NBA announces changes to sideline border, team benches ahead of restart

    Sportsnet "Ahead of Thursday night’s tip-off of the NBA’s restart to the 2019-20 season, the league has announced a series of “new elements and enhancements to existing policies and procedures in Basketball Operations, Referee Operations and other areas” to help adapt to an..." July 30