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  • Danuel House apologized to Rockets before leaving bubble

    Real GM Basketball "The way Danuel House was effectively banished by the NBA for allegedly bringing an unauthorized guest into his hotel room during the middle of the Western Conference Semifinals "didn't sit well with his teammates or head coach," according to Kelly Iko of The Athletic.  " September 25

  • The Perfect Trade Target for Every NBA Team

    Bleacher Report "As the least predictable season in NBA history nears its conclusion, it's time to start thinking about the offseason. Player movement likely won't measure up to the madness of 2019, but there will surely be some players finding their way to new teams. Free..." September 25

  • Top-5 Players Billy Donovan Should Bring To The Bulls

    Fadeaway World "The Bulls are in an interesting position moving forward. They just hired Billy Donovan as their new head coach, as well as Arturas Karnisovas to be the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations. With new leadership and a nucleus of intriguing young talent, Chicago..." September 25

  • NBA Players Dangerously Close to Bust Status

    Bleacher Report "A handful of recent top-20 NBA draft picks may be running out of time. Some slow starters, like Mohamed Bamba and Markelle Fultz, are still young with room left to improve, so they'll have suitors lined up once they're available. But the following five prospects..." September 25

  • Charles Barkley Gets Blasted For Defending The Shooting Of Breonna Taylor

    Total Pro Sports "Charles Barkley usually has controversial takes on thigs outside of sports and such was the case when he spoke on what happened with Breonna Taylor. The NBA hall of famer is getting blasted today after he essentially took the side of the police who shot and killed Taylor as she slept..." September 24

  • Should the New York Knicks inquire about Russell Westbrook?

    Empire Sports Media "The New York Knicks have a big couple of months ahead of them, as they continue rebuilding their team and exercising their youth agenda. After hiring head coach Tom Thibodeau and new general manager Leon Rose, the entire ideology of the team has changed. From the coaching expertise to..." September 24

  • TikTok User Claims Unnamed NBA Player Paid Her $7K To Sneak Into Bubble, Posts Evidence

    Total Pro Sports "It looks like Danuel House wasn’t the only NBA player who had an unauthorized person in their Disney room in Orlando. TikTok user hannmaile recently shared a video where she claimed to be paid $7K to sneak herself inside the Disney’s NBA Bubble because an unnamed NBA..." September 24

  • 76ers think Mike D'Antoni can eventually lure James Harden

    USA Today "Some people within the Philadelphia 76ers reportedly believe that hiring former Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni could eventually lead to the Sixers acquiring superstar guard James Harden. The potential link between D’Antoni’s hire and an..." September 24

  • WNBA, NBA players react on Twitter to Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

    CBS Sports "In wake of protests and the fight for equality, athletes have been outspoken in the movement towards social justice reforms. Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in Louisville, has been someone many have fought for. Those fighting in her name were hoping justice would eventually..." September 23

  • NBA Sets Format For Draft Combine

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA announced plans today for a revamped draft combine that will run from September 28 until early to mid-November. Designed to aid with player evaluation before the November 18 draft, some of the combine will take place in team markets and other parts will be..." September 23

  • Here's 5 Boom-or-Bust 2020 NBA Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "While every NBA team has a wish list for free agency, there are only so many superstars to go around. Actually, the 2020 offseason really only has one. And it's Anthony Davis, who might be a free agent by title only—assuming he even declines his $28.8..." September 23

  • Kevin Garnett Says His NBA Era 'Could Never Play in a Bubble'

    Complex "The latest guest on Load Management was Kevin Garnett. You may have missed or mentally filed away the post from earlier but, hey, fortunately there's no expiration here.  Amongst several topics discussed (more on that in a sec) the NBA..." September 23

  • NBA participation in Tokyo Olympics could be limited, Adam Silver says

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the Tokyo Olympics’ effect on the league’s schedule planning for 2021 is unclear, but that it’s possible that Olympic participation may be limited. “There are a lot of great U.S. players, and we may be up against a..." September 22

  • Most Intriguing Landing Spots for NBA's Top Trade Targets

    Bleacher Report "Where oh where will the NBA's top offseason trade targets land? Er, well, we have no idea. It could be nowhere. It could be anywhere. It could be with your team. Where should the most sought-after trade candidates go if they do in fact go anywhere at all? Now..." September 22

  • Adam Silver: Next season unlikely to start before 2021

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver does not expect the 2020-21 season to begin in 2020. Silver told CNN’s Bob Costas on Tuesday that his “best guess” is the NBA will not begin next season until at least January. A Christmas start date is still the ideal scenario, but that..." September 22

  • 5 NBA Players in Desperate Need of a Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Players can grow apart from their NBA teams before their contracts split them up. When that happens, the situation is unsalvageable, and a trade becomes necessary. Maybe a team changes its overall direction and renders a player obsolete. Or perhaps that player gets..." September 22

  • NBA execs poll: Luka Doncic top young talent to build around; Zion Williamson comes at No. 7

    Hoops Hype "With only four teams remaining in the playoff bubble, HoopsHype polled 15 NBA talent evaluators, including four general managers, six executives and five scouts, to learn which players under 25 they’d build around and why. The top player to build around is not surprising, but..." September 22

  • NBA mulling fall tournament featuring G League select team

    USA Today "The NBA G League is reportedly discussing the possibility of hosting a tournament in a bubble environment featuring the newly-formed Ignite team, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The tournament will take place in November or December and will also include other teams,..." September 22

  • Top 10 NBA Players We All Want To Win A Ring

    Fadeaway World "  Winning an NBA Championship is one of the toughest things any team or player can achieve. In fact, there are plenty of franchises that have never been able to pull it off, while some teams haven’t even made it to the NBA Finals once in their history.September 21

  • Here's three trade ideas involving Chris Paul

    The Oklahoman "Chris Paul hinted at the uncertainty of the Thunder’s offseason. “I don’t know what the future holds,” Paul said a day after the Thunder was eliminated in the first round, “but what I can say is that this team, I think I made some connections and bonds..." September 21

  • How six teams have stopped LeBron James in the NBA playoffs

    ESPN "THWACK!! Detroit Pistons defensive wizard Tayshaun Prince, all 215 pounds of him, smashed into an immovable, 7-foot-3, 260-pound object named Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The Cleveland Cavaliers big man planted himself adjacent to Prince with the explicit purpose of preventing..." September 21

  • Social Media Loses Its Mind After This Video of Bronny James Surfaces

    Total Pro Sports "Bronny James just reminded everybody why it can sometimes suck being the kid of a mega-star athlete in the social media world. The son of the Los Angeles Lakers star forward is trending on Twitter for allegedly sparking up a blunt and it being posted to social media for all to..." September 19

  • Talk Of James Harden Being Traded Is Growing Louder After Playoff Elimination

    Total Pro Sports "The Houston Rockets put everything they had into this season with their small ball lineup, and al they got from it was an unexpected seven game series against the OKC Thunder and a 4-game losing streak against the Lakers after winning Game 1. Trade talk surrounding Houston Rockets..." September 18

  • Which 2020 NBA Free Agents Will Get the Worst Contracts?

    Bleacher Report "The course of free agency is always difficult to predict in the NBA, but the 2020 offseason could make previous years seem like a color-by-number worksheet. Thanks to the months-long hiatus, seeding games and playoffs without fans and a general decline in television ratings,..." September 18

  • 3 best Clippers trade options for Paul George

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Clippers and Paul George are in shambles. Their humiliating series defeat to the Denver Nuggets in the second round was shattering. The fact that they blew a 3-1 series lead to a relatively inexperienced Nuggets side just made things a lot, lot..." September 18

  • Are NBA playoff games better in a bubble? No home-court advantage, unpredictable basketball

    USA Today "Maybe the NBA should hold its playoffs in a bubble all the time. It is basketball distilled to its essence – five-on-five in a random gym. “At the end of the day, it's just guys playing in between those lines and who executes better and who plays the whole 48..." September 18

  • Warriors could target Robert Covington, Eric Gordon with trade exception

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  It was quite an eventful week in the NBA playoffs, with the Houston Rockets' flameout against the Los Angeles Lakers sounding off alarms of future turnover. As expected, the constructor and coach of the small-ball revolution, Mike D'Antoni, will not return..." September 18

  • Sixers interested in trying to hire Daryl Morey? "Several years after employing Sam Hinkie, the Philadelphia 76ers could now be targeting one of his close friends. Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Thursday that the Sixers have inquired about the possibility of hiring a president of basketball..." September 17

  • NBA Sends Guidelines For Pre-Draft Process To Teams

    Hoops Rumors "With the 2020 NBA draft now scheduled to take place on November 18, the league has sent teams a series of revamped guidelines for the pre-draft process, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). With no in-person draft combine taking place this year due to..." September 17

  • Trade Packages for NBA's Top 5 Available Stars

    Bleacher Report "For the first time in a long while, the upcoming NBA offseason could come and go without a star changing teams in free agency. But the trade market could be a different story entirely. Conditions seem perfect for some landscape-shifting blockbusters. With free agency short..." September 17

  • Knicks one of few trade destinations that make sense for Russell Westbrook

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets appear to be on the brink of blowing up their team. They’ve already parted ways with long-time head coach Mike D’Antoni, and according to the rumor mill, the Rockets front office are already looking at the possibility of trading away Russell..." September 17

  • Top 5 Targets For The Clippers This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday became the second straight team to blow a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets this postseason. The team crumbled in the second half of all of the three final games, lacking a sense of urgency and looking discombobulated as their title hopes slipped..." September 17

  • Josh Smith takes shot at former coach Doc Rivers

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Smith was certainly happy to see history repeat itself this week. The former LA Clippers forward clowned his former coach Doc Rivers in an Instagram post on Wednesday. The Clippers blew a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets in their second-round series, very similar to the 3-1 lead..." September 16

  • All-NBA Format and Snubs

    Hoops Rumors "The league announced its three All-NBA squads for the 2019/20 season earlier today, with Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James leading the way as the only two unanimous First Team selections. While the First Team looked exactly as expected, there were some..." September 16

  • NBA Announces 2019/20 All-NBA Teams "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James have been unanimously selected to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced today. James has set the NBA record with his 16th All-NBA Team selection, which includes a..." September 16

  • Houston radio hosts get into heated on-air argument over James Harden

    Larry Brown Sports "There’s nothing unusual about two sports radio hosts having an animated debate about a polarizing athlete like James Harden. What we have seen far less of, however, is two hosts become so angry with one another that one walks out of the studio. That’s what happened this week with..." September 16

  • 2020 NBA Draft set for Nov. 18

    NBC Sports Chicago "What once was tentative is now official. The NBA has finalized Nov. 18 as its modified date for the 2020 draft, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. The draft had been last scheduled for Oct. 16, just three days after a hypothetical Game 7 of the NBA Finals in the..." September 16

  • Tilman Fertitta: Rockets' next coach is Daryl Morey's call

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said Tuesday that his role in the selection of a head coach will be to sign off on the recommendation that will be made by general manager Daryl Morey and the basketball operations department, not to lead the search. “It begins and ends with the..." September 16

  • Ranking The Top 10 Biggest Feuds In NBA History

    Fadeaway World "As much as NBA viewers enjoy the actual basketball product on display, many who follow the league are just as intrigued by the individuals playing the game and their personalities. Sometimes these stars, as famous and media-savvy as they can be, show their human side. Players can get..." September 15

  • Please Just Give Zion Williamson to Mike D'Antoni And Let Them Cook

    The Big Lead "After several years of success as head coach of the Houston Rockets, Mike D'Antoni is once again in search of a job. The 68-year-old announced his decision to leave Houston soon after his Rockets fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games of the second round of the playoffs. The..." September 15

  • Rockets Should Trade Russell Westbrook For Blake Griffin

    Fadeaway World "The Houston Rockets just finished a tumultuous NBA season which didn’t start and end very well. Starting from the Daryl Morey-China controversy ahead of the season, going through their small-ball lineup and finishing with the inability of James Harden and Russell Westbrook to win, this..." September 15

  • Mike D’Antoni informed Rockets on flight home he is not returning

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike D’Antoni’s decision to not pursue a contract extension with the Houston Rockets was not exactly a shock, but some were surprised with how quickly it was made. After the Rockets were eliminated from the postseason, D’Antoni didn’t even wait until the team’s..." September 15

  • An Offseason Trade for Every Eliminated NBA Playoff Team

    Bleacher Report "For the 11 teams already eliminated from the playoffs, it's time to start concocting offseason trade proposals. While some like the Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks may only need a tweak here and there, others like the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City..." September 15

  • It Feels Like the Rockets’ Championship Window Has Closed

    Complex "It wasn’t ironic that Russell Westbrook rocked a t-shirt that read “The Sky Is Falling” after the Rockets were waxed out of the playoffs. It was accurate.  After a miserable Game 5 that saw him embarrassingly talk trash to Rajon Rondo’s brother..." September 15

  • 1 Player Every NBA Team Needs to Chase in 2020 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Another delay in the NBA's offseason schedule got you down? Cheer up. We have free-agency suggestions for your team to consider. Selections for every squad are based on a combination of roster needs and financial situations. Since we don't yet know where next..." September 15

  • Rockets plan 'culture reset' after Mike D'Antoni departure

    Yardbarker "The Houston Rockets faced another postseason disappointing, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games despite having two former MVPs on their roster. With coach Mike D'Antoni not returning to the team, Houston is reportedly considering a "culture reset" to make themselves a..." September 15

  • Jeff Van Gundy expected to be Rockets HC candidate

    The Score "The Houston Rockets might turn to a familiar face in their search for Mike D'Antoni's successor. Current ESPN analyst and former Rockets bench boss Jeff Van Gundy is expected to be a candidate for the club's head coaching vacancy, sources told The..." September 15

  • Daryl Morey will be under review from Rockets owner

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Rockets will be evaluating the franchise following the playoff series loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, and even Daryl Morey’s job will be under review, according to a report. The Rockets lost 119-96 in Game 5 against the Lakers on Saturday in their Western Conference..." September 15

  • Russell Westbrook Isn’t a Good Complement For Anyone

    Fadeaway World "Another season, another early playoff exit for the Houston Rockets. Despite having stars, experience, and total commitment to their system, H-Town is once again left watching the postseason play out form home. The difference this time is that not everyone can agree on who is the most..." September 14

  • Here's 5 NBA Free Agents Ready for Career Years

    Bleacher Report "The dream scenario in NBA free agency is signing a player right before he blows up. That's never easy, and most organizations succeed if they add talent that merely sustains past levels of play. As proof of how tough that task can be, consider a handful of key signings from the..." September 14