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  • Pistons told Lakers that Derrick Rose was unavailable in trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers were interested in trading for Derrick Rose. Why didn’t the Lakers land the Pistons guard? Brian Windhorst of ESPN: From what I understand, when the Lakers called the Pistons and expressed an interest in trading for Derrick Rose, the..." February 27

  • Why the Boston Celtics won't sign your favorite buyout possibility

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Celtics’ bench contributed a measly 21 points over the first two games of the team's current four-game road trip out west and a particularly vocal group of fans used the anemic output to renew both their laments that Danny Ainge didn’t make a deadline deal to bolster..." February 27

  • No Buyout for Derrick Rose

    Heavy "Ahead of this months’ trading deadline there was a wealth of rumors around which players the Lakers might make a play for in order to firm up their chances at the West’s No. 1 seed and an NBA championship. One player stood out as their top option, though: Pistons point..." February 25

  • The Man Who Told the NBA 'No'

    Bleacher Report "Between the giant banners waving, the air horns blaring, the constant rumble of synchronized songs from the fans and the inordinate number of rage-fueled middle fingers ripping through the air, the atmosphere inside the WiZink Center—home to Real Madrid Baloncesto—for the second of..." February 25

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For DeMarcus Cousins Next Season

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers waived DeMarcus Cousins earlier this week to make room for their new player, Markieff Morris. Cousins signed a one-year deal with the team in the offseason after spending the 2018/19 season with the Golden State Warriors. However, he didn’t appear in a single game..." February 24

  • Markieff Morris to Sign $1.75M Contract With Lakers After Clearing Waivers

    Bleacher Report "Markieff Morris will reportedly join the Los Angeles Lakers by signing a $1.75 million deal with the team's disabled player exception. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the news Sunday, noting the move was scheduled to occur after the forward cleared waivers..." February 23

  • Marcus Morris excited for possibility of twin Markieff joining Lakers

    The Score "Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. can't help but start thinking about what life would be like if his twin brother, Markieff, joins the Los Angeles Lakers as expected. "We're two competitive guys, that's gonna be, like, really..." February 23

  • Joe Johnson Reportedly Returning to BIG3 After Getting Waived by Pistons

    Bleacher Report "Veteran guard Joe Johnson will reportedly return to BIG3 for the 2020 season after failing to make an NBA roster. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Johnson will rejoin Triplets, with whom he won a championship and was named league MVP last..." February 22

  • Pistons To Sign Donta Hall To 10-Day Deal

    SLAM Online "The Detroit Pistons plan to sign G League forward Donta Hall to a 10-day contract, J.D. Shaw of Hoops Rumors reports. Hall played previously for the team through training camp. " February 22

  • Ben Gordon Opens Up About Suicidal Thoughts: 'I Was Obsessed With Killing Myself'

    Complex "In a heavy essay, former NBA star Ben Gordon has opened up about his struggles with mental health after he left the league. Writing for the Players' Tribune, Gordon revealed that he had suicidal thoughts when his career in NBA came to an..." February 21

  • Lakers the frontrunner to sign Markieff Morris after Pistons buyout

    Larry Brown Sports "The Detroit Pistons have entered a full-blown rebuilding phase now that Blake Griffin is out for the season and they have traded Andre Drummond, and they are not going to make veteran forward Markieff Morris stick around for it. Morris and the Pistons have agreed to a buyout,..." February 21

  • Markieff Morris reportedly agrees to buyout with Pistons

    Clutch Points "Markieff Morris has agreed to a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons, according to The Athletic. Morris is now eligible to sign with a playoff team since his buyout happened before March 1. Morris appeared in 44 games for the Pistons this season...." February 21

  • 5 NBA stars playing for big contracts down the stretch

    Sportsnaut "Team-wide success around the NBA can ultimately be a financial boon for individual players set to hit free agency. That’s no different with about two months remaining in the 2019-20 season. New Orleans Pelicans star forward Brandon Ingram is set to hit restricted free agency..." February 21

  • Nine chaotic moments that could shake up the suddenly stable NBA

    ESPN "For nearly a year, the NBA universe has been focused on one date: June 30, 2021. That is when reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to become an unrestricted free agent. Teams have focused on being set up to chase Antetokounmpo and other stars two summers from now,..." February 21

  • Clippers Sign Reggie Jackson

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers have officially signed Reggie Jackson, as the team relays on its website. The point guard agreed to a buyout with the Pistons earlier this week. “Reggie is a proven playmaker and scorer, and we are looking forward to adding his experience..." February 21

  • Pistons To Sign Derrick Walton To 10-Day Deal

    SLAM Online "The Detroit Pistons plan to sign Derrick Walton Jr. to a 10-day contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The 24-year-old with roots in the area has bounced around several NBA stops already this season. Most recently, Walton Jr. was acquired by and released by the..." February 21

  • Is the NBA's 2021 free agency class ‘overhyped’?

    Distinct Athlete "The 2021 NBA free agency class may feature some of the game’s biggest stars, like LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, but one NBA executive things it’s being “overhyped.” ESPN’s Tim Bontemps shared an interesting quote from an anonymous..." February 20

  • NBA leaning toward keeping target score for next year's All-Star Game

    The Score "There's a "good assumption" the Association will use a target score once again to end next year's All-Star Game, NBA president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN's Zach Lowe. The league will also discuss using the new concept in the elimination..." February 19

  • NBA could use target score in G-League

    Clutch Points "The league tried something new at this year’s NBA All-Star Game in order to promote competitiveness while also honoring the late Kobe Bryant. Rather than playing a traditional game with four 12-minute quarters in order to decide a winner, each team had the opportunity to..." February 19

  • BAL brings attention to African talent

    CBS Sports "Amadou Gallo Fall knows that when the Basketball Africa League tips off on March 13 in Dakar, Senegal, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died in January from a brain hemorrhage, will be smiling down on them. As the President of the BAL, Fall announced the 12 teams who would be..." February 19

  • Lakers did not pursue Reggie Jackson due to close ties with Paul George

    International Business Times "Reggie Jackson loomed as the best talent any NBA team could get in the buyout market and the Los Angeles Clippers wasted no time doing so. As most know, they and the Los Angeles Lakers were looking for a playmaker after the original target, Darren Collison, opted to remain..." February 19

  • Andre Drummond Reportedly Told Teammates The Cavs Situation Under John Beilein Was ‘Worse Than Detroit’

    Uproxx "The Cleveland Cavaliers are once again in a state of turmoil. The team, which sits at an Eastern Conference-worst 14-40 on the year, parted ways with head coach John Beilein over the All-Star break. It was a stunning move, as Beilein opted to walk away from his first NBA job after a..." February 19

  • Adam Silver pins NBA ratings decline to star player injuries, illegal streaming

    New York Daily News "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that injuries to star players have played a role in the league’s declining TV ratings in recent seasons. Specifically, it’s the inability to flex to other games on the schedule when the big names aren’t playing. "There..." February 19

  • Should Lakers fans be worried about Reggie Jackson signing with the Clippers?

    Sporting News "Reggie Jackson signed with the Clippers after being bought out by the Pistons on Tuesday, according to ESPN. The Lakers, who have been searching for backcourt help, were reportedly hopeful they could sign the veteran point guard ahead of their rival. Jackson has been an..." February 18

  • Pistons buy out Reggie Jackson, who’ll sign with Clippers

    Michigan Live "Reggie Jackson will have a good opportunity to win an NBA Championship this season, just not in Detroit. Jackson has agreed to a buyout with the Detroit Pistons and will sign with the Los Angeles Clippers after clearing waivers, a league source confirmed to MLive. The news..." February 18

  • All-Star fourth quarter featured more than 15 minutes of gameplay

    Pro Basketball Talk "One overlooked feature of the NBA’s new All-Star game format: It seemed designed to shorten the game. Sure, the league wanted to add an interesting wrinkle to a game that had grown stale. The exact details were tweaked to honor Kobe Bryant. But – in the era..." February 18

  • TV ratings rise with new NBA All-Star Game format

    Sport Business "The format change of the National Basketball Association All-Star Game has proven a hit with fans, with TV ratings for this year’s event at Chicago’s United Center averaging 7.3 million viewers across TNT and TSN, which represents an eight-per-cent rise over last..." February 18

  • Winners And Losers From 2020 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago was among the most memorable in recent league history. Saturday night’s events were something else. The game itself the following night did not disappoint in any way. While the early going lacked defense and intensity, the end of the..." February 17

  • Fans Roast Chaka Khan's NBA All-Star Game National Anthem Performance

    Complex "Many of the pregame festivities that took place prior to the NBA All-Star Game earned rave (or at the least very positive) reviews, including Jennifer Hudson's Kobe tribute, and Dr. Dre's own Kobe tribute. Unfortunately (hey, we all have bad days), Chaka..." February 17

  • 3 More Changes NBA Should Make to All-Star Game Format

    12 Up "The new NBA All-Star Game format was a huge success. The changes created a competitive environment in the fourth quarter that had never been seen before in the event. Yet, a few more changes could be made to enhance what was already a solid idea. As with all new concepts,..." February 17

  • Kim and Kanye Courtside for Kobe Bryant Tribute at NBA All-Star Game

    TMZ "The Kobe Bryant tributes were AMAZING at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night ... and some of the biggest stars in the world were front and center for all of the emotional moments. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sat courtside at the United Center in Chicago --..." February 17

  • NBA All-Star Game format, explained: What to know about new 2020 rules, tribute to Kobe Bryant

    Sporting News "Unlike previous versions of the NBA All-Star Game, every quarter will matter in this year's contest. When captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo meet for the 2020 All-Star Game on Sunday (8 p.m. ET, TNT), their teams could be bringing a little more..." February 16

  • The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is Decadent and Depraved

    The Big Lead "As if the last 44 years of slam dunk contests weren't enough proof, the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest should throw the entire authenticity of the event into question. Enough fans cried foul when Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon was controversially denied the slam dunk crown..." February 16

  • NBA All-Star Weekend Gets 3,000 Strippers Work in Chicago

    TMZ "The strip club cavalry has arrived in Chicago with THOUSANDS of dancers, literally, making sure NBA superstars and fans are well entertained during All-Star Weekend!!! The good folks at Ocean Gentleman's Club, Factory and Club O tell TMZ Sports ... they've hired Last..." February 16

  • NBA renames All-Star MVP award to honor Kobe Bryant

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA has renamed its All-Star Game MVP trophy the Kobe Bryant MVP Award in the wake of Bryant’s tragic death. Commissioner Adam Silver announced the renaming at his annual All-Star weekend news conference on Saturday. " February 15

  • 5 NBA stars who must step up in second half of the season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA is now at its All-Star break. While the second half of the season has already started, the “unofficial” second half represents a time that teams get more serious. Contenders vie for playoff positioning. Stars attempt to step their game up. Those who struggled..." February 15

  • Latest group of Rising Stars highlights major flaws with NBA Draft's age game

    Sporting News "On the day he was selected in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Warriors, former Villanova forward Eric Paschall was 22 years old with another birthday looming in less than five months. Most of the league's teams make their choices on a policy of age over beauty, so he had to..." February 15

  • Derrick Rose open to returning to Bulls

    Larry Brown Sports "Derrick Rose remains beloved by Chicago Bulls fans, and it sounds like the feeling may still be mutual. READ MORE- Derrick Rose Says He 'Kind of Got..." February 14

  • Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headline 8 finalists for Hall of Fame

    NBA.com " The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today at NBA All-Star Weekend the finalists from the North American and Women’s committees to be considered for election in 2020. The Class of 2020 will be announced Saturday, April 4th at NCAA..." February 14

  • Derrick Rose Says He 'Kind of Got PTSD' While Growing Up In Chicago

    Complex "Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose returned to his hometown of Chicago on Thursday, speaking at a panel at the Dorin Forum. During his talk, the three-time NBA All-Star talked about his upbringing in Chicago and the impact it had on his mental health. Recalling a specific..." February 14

  • 6 NBA Players Who Shockingly Never Made an All-Star Game

    12 Up "The NBA never fails to infuriate its fan base with maddening All-Star snubs. In 2020, players like Devin Booker (until Damian Lillard's untimely groin injury), Bradley Beal, and Zach LaVine were the most notable studs left off the rosters. Because those snubs..." February 14

  • 5 realistic trade proposals for Sixers star Joel Embiid

    Sportsnaut "We’ve seen the frustration on his face. We’ve heard the Philadelphia 76ers fans boo him. We’ve watched the team struggle as a whole at times this season. Things are not going too swimmingly for All-Star center Joel Embiid and his Sixers right now. It has led to..." February 14

  • 2020 NBA All-Star Game tickets most expensive ever

    SLAM Online "When the NBA All-Star Game returns to Chicago on February 16, 2020, it will be the third time the Windy City has hosted the event, but the first time in more than 30 years. Where To Buy NBA All-Star Game & Weekend Tickets Primary market tickets for the NBA All-Star game,..." February 14

  • Isiah Thomas: I Never Had a Teammate Like Scottie Pippen

    The Big Lead "The 2020 NBA All-Star Game is in Chicago this year, and thus the First Take set is on-site for the weekend. They brought on Chicago native Isiah Thomas to chat about the league before the conversation inevitably veered towards the fierce Bulls-Pistons rivalry of the late 80s and early..." February 13

  • Players Trained By Kobe Bryant Are At The Top Of The League

    Fadeaway World "As we continue to mourn the great Kobe Bryant, his impact on the game is still prevalent when watching today’s NBA. We all know the global impact Kobe had due to his dedication to his craft and is great, but many players today are showcasing an improved skillset thanks to Kobe..." February 13

  • Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

    Page Six "Jennifer Hudson is set to perform a tribute to Kobe Bryant during Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Chicago, the NBA announced Thursday. The singer, a Chicago native, will sing ahead of player introductions. " February 13

  • Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey is concerned about rookie Sekou Doumbouya

    Detroit Free Press "It was near the end of Dwane Casey’s media session late Monday night when the last question received the most notable response. Minutes after the Detroit Pistons’ 87-76 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, a media member wanted to know if Casey was concerned with..." February 12

  • Nick Friedell: ‘Watching Zion Williamson Is As Worrisome As Watching Early Derrick Rose’

    Fadeaway World "Zion Williamson’s return to the basketball court has been everything we’d hoped it would be. His play is stellar and his impact is being felt as his team attempts to climb out of the pit of the Western Conference. But in the midst of all the excitement, the world is..." February 12

  • If The 76ers Move Joel Embiid, These 5 Teams Make Sense

    Fadeaway World "It wasn’t too long ago when Joel Embiid was viewed as the savior of the Philadelphia 76ers. After a stellar rookie season that was cut short due to injury, many people expected the Sixers to be the next dynasty in the league as going into the 2017 NBA draft, the Sixers were able to trade..." February 12

  • Luol Deng named ambassador for Basketball Africa League

    ABC 7 Chicago "Former NBA All-Star Luol Deng was named global ambassador for the Basketball Africa League on Wednesday. "We have a tremendous amount of talent in Africa and I am excited that some of that talent will be showcased through our new league," Deng said in a..." February 12