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  • Nets pursuing James Harden’s ex-Rockets teammate P.J. Tucker?

    Larry Brown Sports "Each passing day seems to bring us one step closer to seeing the Brooklyn Rockets fully incarnated. Kelly Iko of The Athletic reported on Friday that the Nets are among those who have inquired about the availability of Houston forward PJ Tucker. The Utah Jazz and the Denver..." February 27

  • Every NBA Team's Worst Contract This Season

    Bleacher Report "Bad contracts come in all shapes and sizes in the NBA, with nearly every team possessing at least one deal they regret. For the purpose of this article, we're only focusing on contracts vs. production for this season only. Some players may have worse long-term deals overall,..." February 27

  • Raptors' Nick Nurse, 5 assistants will miss game vs. Rockets due to protocols

    The Score "Six members of the Toronto Raptors' coaching staff, including head coach Nick Nurse, will not be on the bench for Friday's home game against the Houston Rockets due to health and safety protocols, the Raptors announced.   " February 26

  • What we know about all 30 teams ahead of the 2021 NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets started the trade season in January when former MVP James Harden was acquired in a four-team deal. The Harden addition strengthens what many had already considered a championship contender in Brooklyn. What else should we expect between now..." February 26

  • College Seniors Must Petition NBA To Be Draft Eligible This Year

    Yardbarker "The NBA will require college seniors to petition the league for inclusion on the early-entry list in order to become draft-eligible this year, ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony reports. The NCAA granted all winter athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic,..." February 26

  • Shaquille O’Neal hilariously changes tack on criticizing young players

    The Sports Rush "The 2020-21 NBA season is almost halfway through. With the All-Star break approaching, there is a lot to be reflected upon about this half. The Los Angeles Lakers, are stuck in a rut, after having a hot start to the season. The Utah Jazz are ablaze, with a league-best 26-6 record. The..." February 26

  • Canada Goose and Rhude Collab on Vests for NBA All-Star Players

    Complex "Players at this year’s NBA All-Star Game will be staying warm in style thanks to a collaboration by Canada Goose and L.A.-based brand Rhude. The two brands will release limited-edition Canada Goose freestyle vests to be worn by the players selected for the 2021 All-Star..." February 26

  • DeMarcus Cousins clears waivers after release by Rockets

    Clutch Points "DeMarcus Cousins is now officially a free man. Days after being released by the Houston Rockets, the four-time All-Star can now sign with any team in the league he so chooses. NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic confirms Cousins’ current free agent..." February 25

  • This is why the NBA likely will never change its logo

    Larry Brown Sports "The topic of the NBA potentially changing its logo has come back into focus this week thanks to Kyrie Irving, but it remains unlikely that we are going to see a new logo at any point in the near future. Why? Money, of course. The current NBA logo was designed in 1969 and features the..." February 25

  • 5 Best NBA Reunions That Should Happen

    Fadeaway World "A lot of time in the NBA, a player is associated with a certain team: for example, someone like Shaquille O’Neal is always associated with the Lakers. But in this era of commonplace player movement, players often switch teams for a variety of reasons. Even if players do leave a team where..." February 25

  • 2021 NBA Draft: Best Fits for G League Star Jalen Green

    Bleacher Report "Jalen Green was a projected top-five NBA draft pick entering the G League bubble, and he's delivering on those expectations. Lottery teams can now start thinking about how he fits with their roster, feeling more confident that he's the real deal.  Through..." February 25

  • Heat ‘internally has discussed’ DeMarcus Cousins, Blake Griffin and Rudy Gay, among others

    Heat Nation "The Miami Heat reportedly has discussed several players to potentially upgrade its roster before the March 25th trade deadline. The Heat has also discussed players like DeMarcus Cousins, who has already been released by Houston, and Blake Griffin who is a potential buyout..." February 25

  • NBA Rising Stars Challenge Removed from 2021 All-Star Weekend

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has canceled the Rising Stars Challenge for the 2021 All-Star break, according to Mark Medina of USA Today. The annual event showcases the top rookies and second-year players in the league, but the game will be cut this year amid changes because..." February 25

  • Kyrie Irving Calls for Kobe Bryant to Be the New NBA Logo

    Complex "Kyrie Irving reignited the discussion around changing the NBA logo to Kobe Bryant with an Instagram post on Wednesday. The Brooklyn Nets point guard shared a mock-up/tribute of the late Bryant in the place of the silhouette of Jerry West, who occupies the..." February 24

  • The 10 Greatest Second-Round NBA Draft Steals Since 2010

    Fadeaway World "There have been many famous NBA Draft steals in recent memory. However, how many came in the second round? You might actually be surprised at how many current and former NBA stars were second-round picks between 2010 and 2020. Whether they were picked with the first five picks of the..." February 24

  • NBA releases 2nd-half schedule "The NBA today released its game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the Second Half of the 2020-21 regular season, which will begin Wednesday, March 10 and conclude Sunday, May 16. The Second Half..." February 24

  • NBA reports 2 positive COVID-19 tests in last week

    The Score "Two of 455 NBA players tested for COVID-19 in the last week returned positive results, the league announced Wednesday. The NBA reported five positive tests among players a week ago... " February 24

  • 76ers' Tobias Harris shares the advice he gave Ben Simmons amid James Harden trade rumors

    SI "Before NBA superstar James Harden ever even requested a trade from the Houston Rockets, the Philadelphia 76ers were already linked to the veteran guard. As former Rockets GM Daryl Morey became the Sixers' President of Basketball Operations, many were under the belief he..." February 24

  • Noah Croom considered for Houston Rockets assistant GM role

    Sportando "Noah Croom is being considered by the Houston Rockets for their assistant GM-type position, sources tell Sportando. " February 24

  • 3 ideal Kristaps Porzingis trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Reports surfaced earlier this week that the struggling Dallas Mavericks were interested in pulling off a Kristaps Porzingis trade. It has become all-too obvious that the Unicorn is not that second star behind Luka Doncic to lead Dallas to championship contention. Injuries coupled..." February 23

  • Alessia Cara to perform Canadian anthem at 2021 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Canadian singer/songwriter and Grammy Award winner Alessia Cara will be among the artists performing prior to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Cara became the first Canadian ever to win a Grammy for "best new artist," earning the..." February 23

  • Twitter Debates Who Is The Biggest #NBAAllstar Snub After The List Was Released

    Black Sports Online "The NBA is officially announcing the Allstar game reserves tonight but when you’re Shams you get the list earlier than everyone else. Shams tweeted out the reserves list which include Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Zion Williamson, and..." February 23

  • Damian Lillard, James Harden among reserves selected by league's coaches

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Game starters last Thursday, but given the somewhat predictable nature of picking the top five players in each conference, tonight's reveal is the more important one. On Tuesday, the league unveiled the seven All-Star reserves for each conference as selected..." February 23

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Would Blow Up The 2021 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It may seem like we'll have to satisfy our NBA transaction fix by wondering about Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond buyouts (which...meh). But if this season has demonstrated anything, it's that we never really know when a big move is coming. James..." February 23

  • DeMarcus Cousins 'Was Not Happy' Backing Up Christian Wood

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets are on the verge of releasing center DeMarcus Cousins on Tuesday after a mutual decision was made between the team and the big man to part ways, sources confirmed to ESPN. Cousins, whose veterans minimum salary of $2.3 million was guaranteed by..." February 23

  • Lakers not expected to bring back DeMarcus Cousins

    NBA Analysis "The Los Angeles Lakers were reportedly mentioned as having interest in DeMarcus Cousins after his time with the Houston Rockets were to come to an end. Now, the latest NBA rumors state otherwise. According to the LA Time’ Dan Woike and Broderick Turner, the Lakers are..." February 23

  • Did James Harden Just Take a Shot at Rockets Fans?

    Heavy "Former Most Valuable Player James Harden spent eight years in Houston before going through an ugly divorce with the Rockets. That trade from his former team brought him to his new, preferred home. Barclays center playing with the Brooklyn Nets. On Tuesday fans will be..." February 23

  • Houston Rockets are releasing DeMarcus Cousins

    TSN "The Houston Rockets are releasing centre DeMarcus Cousins, according Shams Charania of The Athletic. The 30-year-old is averaging 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in 25 games with the Rockets this season. " February 23

  • Rockets guard Victor Oladipo suffered injury setback in practice

    Yahoo! Sports "On Friday, Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas said he was hopeful that injured guard Victor Oladipo (right foot strain) would return from a brief absence in time for Monday’s home game versus Chicago. Yet, for a fourth straight game, Oladipo..." February 22

  • Lakers are favorites to land DeMarcus Cousins?

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarcus Cousins never got a chance to take the court for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the opportunity may soon be presenting itself again.’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson reported this week that the Lakers are believed to be the favorites for Cousins..." February 22

  • Desperation Trades for NBA's Biggest Buyers and Sellers

    Bleacher Report "NBA teams have little more than a month to finalize their trade deadline plans and put them into practice. While the trade market is still taking shape, there's already some separation forming between buyers and sellers. In some cases, it's even becoming clear which clubs..." February 22

  • NBA All-Star reserves: Damian Lillard a lock, but the rest not so easy

    USA Today "Picking NBA All-Star starters is easy. Selecting the reserves is difficult, and it’s up to NBA coaches to make the decisions. When the 2021 All-Star reserves are announced Tuesday on TNT, worthy players will be rewarded for the seasons they are having. We see you,..." February 22

  • 5 Best Targets For The Miami Heat Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat made the NBA Finals last season, shocking everyone with their play as a defensive team. Led by their new signing Jimmy Butler, the Heat played like a team that deserved a chip and injuries destroyed their chances. But this season, they are struggling to find their form and are..." February 22

  • NBA Teams Bracing Themselves for the Worst Schedule They've Ever Seen

    Bleacher Report "As the NBA prepares to release its schedule for the second half of the 2020-21 season, teams are reportedly prepared for a backloaded slate of games. "They are bracing themselves for the worst schedule they've ever seen. All kinds of five games in seven nights, all..." February 22

  • Which players are on track to cash in on All-Star, All-NBA and other contract bonuses in 2021?

    ESPN "The honor of being selected as an All-Star is not the only thing on the line when the reserves are announced Tuesday night. There are five players who could combine to earn $5 million if they are selected to the All-Star Game. Here's our look at each player who has an All-Star..." February 22

  • Lakers Interested in Landing Rockets Defensive Stopper P.J Tucker

    Heavy "The Los Angeles Lakers will be busy the next month as they explore options to bolster the roster for a championship run and Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker appears to be someone the defending champs are interested in pursuing. The Rockets have made it fairly..." February 21

  • 5 ideal DeMarcus Cousins destinations

    Sportsnaut "The Houston Rockets decision to waive former All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins threw a lot of people for a loop. While the 30-year-old Cousins is no longer the player that dominated for the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans earlier in his career, he’s still a darn good..." February 21

  • Rockets' Stephen Silas downplays reports of DeMarcus Cousins' departure

    The Score "Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas downplayed reports of DeMarcus Cousins' imminent departure from the team on Sunday. "He's here at practice. He's here for tomorrow's game and moving forward," Silas said, according to HoopsHype's..." February 21

  • Rockets Want Player, Not Picks, In Exchange For P.J. Tucker

    Hoops Rumors "Rockets forward P.J. Tucker is on the trade market, and the team wants immediate help in return, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said on Saturday night’s pre-game show (hat tip to Ben DuBose of USA Today’s Rockets Wire). The Rockets are looking for..." February 21

  • Heat interested in DeMarcus Cousins and P.J. Tucker

    Heat Nation "The Miami Heat have struggled inexplicably so far this season, and it appears that they are interested in bolstering their frontcourt. According to reports, Miami is looking into acquiring DeMarcus Cousins and P.J. Tucker, both of whom currently play for the Houston..." February 21

  • Lakers reportedly interested in Cousins reunion but will have competition

    CBS Sports "DeMarcus Cousins was, at least early in his tenure with the Houston Rockets, one of the worst players in the NBA. Through 11 games, he averaged 6.1 points on 26.3 percent shooting. But in late January, glimpses of the former All-Star began to shine through. In his last 14 games,..." February 21

  • Latest On DeMarcus Cousins

    Hoops Rumors "DeMarcus Cousins‘ diminished mobility, brought on by back-to-back Achilles and ACL injuries, was behind the Rockets‘ decision to cut ties with him in the next few days, according to Kelly Iko of The Athletic. Cousins had been filling the role the team..." February 21

  • Could Brooklyn Nets Be Among Favorites to Land DeMarcus Cousins?

    Heavy "The Brookly Nets are surging with five straight wins, four of which came without Eastern Conference All-Star captain Kevin Durant. Their offense is firing on all cylinders, and they’re finally seeing their defense click as well. Still, with eyes on a deep playoff..." February 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins and Rockets are headed for a breakup

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets and veteran center DeMarcus Cousins are heading towards a divorce, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Cousins, 30, recently had his partially guaranteed contract for 2020-21 season fully guaranteed by the Rockets before the..." February 20

  • NBA Trades to Prevent a Los Angeles Lakers Championship Repeat

    Bleacher Report "There's a long way to go in the 2020-21 NBA season. A lot can change between now and the playoffs. But at the moment, it feels like a Los Angeles Lakers repeat might be the safest prediction for a championship (assuming Anthony Davis is healthy). So far, L.A...." February 20

  • 10 NBA Superstars Who Forced A Trade

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is a league that allows a lot of player mobility. Players switch between teams all the time, whether through a free agency or a trade. Sometimes a player is traded because a team wants to move them from the roster. But other times, players get traded because they request the trade..." February 20

  • 76ers' Doc Rivers to coach Team Durant in All-Star Game "Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers and his staff will coach Team Durant in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. With tonight’s 112-105 home victory over the Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia (20-10, .667)..." February 20

  • Free Agent Stock Watch: Northwest Division

    Hoops Rumors "Throughout the season, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents this off-season. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Northwest..." February 20

  • Predicting the reserves at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta

    Sportsnet "Whether you agree with it or not, the NBA will be holding an all-star game on March 7. The league announced its starters Thursday, with Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid getting the nod in the East, and Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Kawhi..." February 19

  • 7 Best Big Men For The Los Angeles Lakers

    Fadeaway World "The Lakers look primed for a very deep Playoffs run this season, thanks in part to a fantastic selection of superstar players including LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Anthony Davis has an aggravated Achilles injury that will keep him out of action for the next..." February 19