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  • Ranking the Top 5 NBA Trade Targets at Every Position This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NBA free-agent class underwhelms in quantity and quality. Anthony Davis is technically its headliner, but the entire basketball world assumes he'll quickly re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Brandon Ingram holds the No. 2 spot, but he's a restricted free agent and..." April 03

  • How Much Money Will NBA Players Lose Due to Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Bleacher Report "Stopping the NBA season was an easy decision for Commissioner Adam Silver. Once players started contracting the COVID-19 virus, the health and safety of the league took precedence over the potential financial repercussions. While it had to be a painful choice, it wasn't a..." April 02

  • No chance of traditional NBA playoffs this season

    Mass Live "The NBA continues to consider almost every possibility when it comes to resuming its season. The only possibilities that seem to be out, according to Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, is the playoff structure we’re used to. “At this point, several team and..." April 02

  • NBA players who've beaten COVID-19 to donate blood for new treatment

    ABC News "At least four NBA players who have recovered from COVID-19 plan to donate blood for an experimental treatment that could help high-risk patients overcome the virus, according to Dr. Michael Joyner, a member of the leadership team of the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma..." April 02

  • Let's burst the idea of playing the remainder of the NBA season in a bubble

    USA Today "It sounds so simple in the abstract, at least according to the "Bubble Boys."  That’s what we’re going to call these folks, the commentators who are agitating for the NBA to return in the next few months by creating a coronavirus-free environment..." April 02

  • Should the NBA allow players to consume CBD Gummies?

    Clutch Points "With the boom of CBD in full effect, you or I may think nothing at all of waking up and eating some CBD gummies. CBD has never been more accessible, with consumers being able to find the best CBD oils and the best CBD gummies with just the click of a button, delivered..." April 01

  • Re-Drafting the 2000 NBA Draft Class

    Bleacher Report "There's something you need to know about the 2000 NBA draft class before we go any further: It's not great. Maybe that makes it a perfect year to cover, considering everyone seems to agree that the upcoming 2020 class is a weak one. Weak? You don't know..." April 01

  • 3 Teams That Could Land Kevin Love This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "Kevin Love made it abundantly clear that he’s ready to move on from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The question now is: where? As a 31-year-old sharpshooting veteran, his services would be useful for a lot of teams. But his ultra-expensive contract coupled with a troubling injury history has..." April 01

  • NBA Teams That Will Define the 2020 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Want to know which NBA teams you should keep the closest eye on this offseason? If you answered yes, you've come to the right place. If you answered no, it's actually Opposite Day, and you're now contractually obligated to journey down this rabbit hole with the..." April 01

  • NBA, NBPA May Hold Up to 25 Percent of Player Salaries in Escrow

    SLAM Online "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are reportedly discussing the possibility of holding up to 25 percent of remaining player salaries in escrow should regular season games be cancelled. According to the collective bargaining agreement, players lose roughly 1 percent..." April 01

  • 3 teams that should target a trade for Nets’ Caris LeVert

    Clutch Points "Fourth-year wing Caris LeVert could be on the trading block for the Brooklyn Nets as the Eastern Conference up-and-comer seeks to pair All-Star duo Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving with a third star in the near future. LeVert, a 24-year-old swingman from the University of Michigan, was..." April 01

  • NBA 2K Donating Percentage of Money From Microtransactions to COVID-19 Relief

    Heavy "Take-Two Interactive, which is the parent company for the NBA 2K, Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead franchise, and more, are making what could be a significant contribution to COVID-19 relief efforts. On Wednesday, the NBA 2K Twitter account posted the link to a message from Take-Two..." April 01

  • Stephon Marbury advised Adam Silver to suspend NBA season?

    The Undefeated "  Former two-time NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury spoke with The Undefeated from Beijing Tuesday morning about his quest to bring 10 million N95 masks to his hometown of New York to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The current head coach of the Beijing Royal..." April 01

  • Trade Packages to Land Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and the Nets Their Big 3

    Bleacher Report "In a NBA that's largely transitioned from a three-star to a two-star ecosystem, the Brooklyn Nets may be looking to reverse course and add another premier talent. After signing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to four-year deals this past offseason, the..." April 01

  • NBA 2K tournament odds: Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton among favorites

    Arizona Central "The NBA has partnered with NBA 2K to create a players-only tournament that will air this weekend and next on ESPN. Two Phoenix Suns players are in the tournament, and they are among the favorites to win it, according to early odds. SportsBetting.ag recently set odds for..." April 01

  • NBA discussing Las Vegas as potential quarantine site to finish season

    The Score "In hopes of squeezing in as many regular-season games as possible, the NBA is exploring the possibility of having all teams together at one quarantined site, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "Las Vegas has been a destination that has been discussed, built around..." April 01

  • Force Majeure Provision Opens Window To New CBA

    Hoops Rumors "The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the 2019/20 NBA season and it could have a lasting effect on the financial structure of the league. The “force majeure” provision in the latest CBA covers a variety of catastrophic circumstances, including epidemics and..." April 01

  • Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving Pay Tribute to Nipsey Hussle 1 Year After Death

    TMZ "It's been exactly one year since Nipsey Hussle was shot dead in L.A. -- but his memory lives on ... and some of the biggest athletes in the world are paying tribute to the fallen rapper. Hussle's music definitely struck a chord with athletes in all sports -- with..." March 31

  • NBA Stars Most Likely to Change Teams This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Allow the NBA's 2020 offseason to apologize in advance. It will not be living up to the frantic pace and turnover of 2019. Fewer teams have salary-cap space. Fewer stars are on the trade block. Even fewer are entering free agency. Toss in the inherent uncertainty that will..." March 31

  • 3 stars the Heat should try to trade for this offseason

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat team president Pat Riley is still one of the best executives in the game today. Just last summer, he shocked the basketball world when acquired Jimmy Butler, successfully keeping his team relevant in the Eastern Conference in the process. This is exactly why it would not be..." March 31

  • Full Bracket for ESPN's Players-Only NBA2K Tournament Revealed

    12 Up "The end of March will bring with it a return to live NBA action, in a slightly different capacity. Several of the league's brightest stars are set to face off in a passion project on Friday, as the NBA has set up a 2K tournament for players only, to be aired on..." March 31

  • Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell Headline Players-Only NBA 2K Tournament

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is reportedly planning a players-only NBA 2K video game tournament headlined by Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.  According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond and free-agent..." March 31

  • Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July/August 2021. Will they include NBA players?

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Tokyo Olympics were postponed from 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving questions about NBA players participating. OlympicTalk: The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have been rescheduled for nearly one year later with the Olympics set for July..." March 31

  • NBA 'very determined to have a champion,' considering several playoff scenarios

    CBS Sports "There is no end in sight for the NBA season's current hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn't mean it's gone for good. The league is "very determined to have a champion," according to Marc Berman of the New York Post, and they are..." March 31

  • Why the coronavirus pandemic should propel the NBA to suspend its luxury tax for the 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "If there was ever a season designed to facilitate a massive drop in the NBA salary cap, it would be the 2020-21 campaign. While such an outcome is never ideal, there was hardly any cap space available around the league anyway. Only seven teams were on track to have significant cap space this..." March 31

  • NBA Reportedly Plans to Launch Players-Only NBA 2K Tournament on Friday

    Bleacher Report "With action on the court on hold indefinitely, the NBA is devising a new way to provide fans with their basketball fix. Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported the league is considering a players-only NBA 2K tournament that would feature "some big-name..." March 30

  • Rockets’ Daryl Morey: ‘We will be back for sure’

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets general manager Daryl Morey does not know when and did not offer a guess about how, but he remained confident Sunday that the 2019-20 NBA season will resume. Answering questions in a Facebook live chat to accompany a showing of a documentary about the Rockets’ 2007-08..." March 30

  • Jay Williams: NBA Should Hold Playoffs on Cruise Ships

    The Big Lead "Fans and analysts alike are firing up the creative processes of their brains to concoct a realistic scenario in which professional sports could return in the span of six-to-eight weeks. It's a tough exercise because based off the opinions of various medical experts, things are still in the..." March 30

  • Jeff Van Gundy: ‘We’re all underestimating the fear’

    Boston Globe "Former NBA coach and current ESPN/ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy has always been one to offer his honest and well-thought-out opinions on anything NBA. He doesn’t believe the 2019-20 season will resume. Games were halted after the night of March 11 after it was revealed..." March 30

  • Russell Westbrook implores everybody to 'play for the world' by playing inside

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston Rockets star point guard Russell Westbrook has an interesting perspective when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. Westbrook, as part of a marketing campaign with his sponsor (Jordan Brand), tweeted out a reminder to “play for the world” by playing inside in an effort to..." March 29

  • New Target Date For 2021 Summer Olympics

    Hoops Rumors "The International Olympic Committee will set July 23, 2021, as the new target date for the opening of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, reports Tariq Panja of The New York Times. An emergency IOC meeting will be held today to consider the decision. A final ruling could come in weeks,..." March 29

  • NBA season could restart at a casino, Bahamas resort or even college gyms

    New York Post "If and when the NBA restarts its season, it could all happen in one glitzy spot like Las Vegas, the Bahamas or … a college campus in the Midwest? Those are three of the options that have been discussed by players and executives, according to ESPN, as the league tries to..." March 28

  • What the NBA can learn from China's attempt to restart basketball during the coronavirus pandemic

    ESPN "The NBA is going to need to build a bubble. The top challenge facing the league is creating a safe environment for players, coaches, referees, support staff and technical operators. An environment that, in the early stages of resuming the season, might not include fans. It might not..." March 28

  • Team had to punish player for violating NBA’s social distancing rule

    Clutch Points "One NBA team reportedly had to reprimand one of its players after seeing a social media post of him working out with several athletes in a private gym, per Tom Haberstroh of NBC Sports. Players are scrambling to find private indoor gyms in their cities while the NBA and its..." March 27

  • Las Vegas A Candidate To Host NBA Games?

    CNBC "The National Basketball Association is already thinking about how it could rescue its season, and a revised tournament in Las Vegas leading to the finals could be its answer, assuming it’s safe to start playing again. After being the first U.S. league to suspend games due to the..." March 27

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo says James Harden toughest player to guard in league

    Pro Basketball Talk "There’s a feud between Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden. It goes back more than a year and includes Harden’s frustration that Antetokounmpo won the MVP award over him last season (Harden told Rachel Nichols, “I wish I could just run and be seven feet and just..." March 27

  • 5 Players That Should Join The Lakers Next Season

    Fadeaway World "The Lakers have had an amazing season this year, currently first in the West with a 49-14 record which is good for second in the league. Led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers look primed for an NBA Finals berth. But with the season currently in shambles due to the..." March 27

  • Some NBA GMs May Be 'Exposed'

    Bleacher Report "NBA talent evaluators are like most people when it comes to a purchase: If it's between a shiny new model or a better-known older one, the freshly minted choice gets the nod. "Not to be indelicate, but it's why people have affairs," one front-office executive says...." March 27

  • John Calipari expects date of NBA Draft to be pushed back

    Zagsblog "Kentucky coach John Calipari, who coaches a group of NBA Draft picks every single year, says he expects that the date of the NBA Draft will move due to the coronavirus pandemic, and that players, therefore, should have more time to make decisions about entering the draft. As of..." March 27

  • Mark Cuban suggests thermal guns to test temperatures once NBA resumes

    New York Daily News "The coronavirus pandemic could alter the fan experience when sporting arenas eventually re-open, with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban even indulging a scenario where gate entry will require two scans: one of the ticket, the other of the forehead. “It’s not hard to use thermal..." March 27

  • Why A Radical Change to the NBA Schedule Isn’t As Crazy As You Think

    SI "In five years as president of ESPN, John Skipper had countless conversations with NBA officials. About lengthening the playoffs. About adding teams to the playoffs. About re-seeding as early as the second round. A discussion Skipper never had substantially: Radically changing the NBA..." March 27

  • Could greater NBA change be in the offing?

    Boston Herald "The games have been halted, but the NBA’s work continues — on laptops from home offices and on kitchen tables and anywhere else the league office types can find to pursue preparation for so many great unknowns. Once you get beyond Priority 1, the very human concerns of..." March 27

  • Globetrotter great Curly Neal dead at 77: He ‘inspired millions’

    New York Post "Fred “Curly” Neal, the popular retired Harlem Globetrotter known for his fancy dribbling and outsized personality, died Thursday at his home just outside Houston. He was 77. His college, Johnson C. Smith, announced the news on Twitter about the man known as..." March 26

  • Charles Barkley: You Can't Play NBA Basketball Without Fans

    The Big Lead "Charles Barkley joined Colin Cowherd today to talk about the immediate future of the NBA. Cowherd, like most of us, hopes the NBA can return at some point and asked Barkley what he thought of the idea that the league returns without fans in the stands. Barkley doesn't see..." March 26

  • Rockets’ Owner Unwilling To Sell Minority Shares?

    Hoops Rumors "Tilman Fertitta, the sole owner of the Rockets, won’t consider minority partners “as a matter of pride,” tweets ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. MacMahon’s note on the Rockets owner comes at a time when Fertitta’s companies have furloughed..." March 26

  • NBA reducing salaries of top executives, including Adam Silver, by 20 percent amid coronavirus pandemic

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA is making cost-cutting measures to try and get through the coronavirus pandemic. With the regular season indefinitely postponed, the NBA will reduce the salaries of its top-100 executives by 20 percent, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. That group includes..." March 26

  • Sports Illustrated's April 2020 Cover is Impressively Depressing and Eerie

    12 Up "Normally, this is the time of year where sports-loving individuals are taking in March Madness, NBA regular season action, NHL battles, and the start of the MLB season. 2020 isn't letting us have any of that. As everyone knows, the ongoing global pandemic we're enduring..." March 26

  • The NBA's New Identity Crisis

    Bleacher Report "Cody Zeller was wandering the aisles of a supermarket the other day. It was a rare trip outside the home for the Charlotte Hornets center. In the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic, Zeller, like so many others across the country, had been practicing social distancing and living..." March 26

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For Brandon Ingram This Summer

    Fadeaway World "This 2020 FA class isn’t as stacked as last year’s phenomenal class, which was headlined by Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, and Kyrie Irving; all superstar-level talents. This year’s class is headlined by Anthony Davis (superstar), DeMar DeRozan (former perennial All-Star), and..." March 26

  • Community Shootaround: Defensive Player Of The Year

    Hoops Rumors "After exploring hypothetical ballots for 2019/20’s Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year earlier this week, we’re moving on today to a third award, Defensive Player of the Year. Unlike the MVP or Rookie of the Year races, where one or two obvious..." March 26