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  • Projecting Every NBA Team's Opening Night Starting 5

    Bleacher Report "Whether players want to admit it or not, there's a certain cachet that comes along with being an NBA starter. And at the dawn of another regular season, there are still a few starting spots around the league to be determined. Who'll get a shot at..." October 16

  • Recap Of 2019 NBA Draft Pick Signings

    Hoops Rumors "When word broke last week that Hornets second-round pick Jalen McDaniels had signed with the team, it meant that we now know the 2019/20 plans for all 60 of this year’s NBA draft picks. The majority of this year’s draftees signed NBA contracts..." October 16

  • LeBron James ‘won’t talk’ about China controversy again

    CNN "Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is ready to move on from the China controversy and focus on winning a championship and other things. Just a day after criticizing Houston Rockets' general manager Daryl Morey as "misinformed" over a tweet supporting..." October 16

  • 5 Players Who Can Help Karl-Anthony Towns In Minnesota

    Fadeaway World "The Minnesota Timberwolves have a spectacular talent on their roster in Karl-Anthony Towns. KAT is a two-way player who is not even in his prime yet. With the potential to be one of the best players in the league, Towns could certainly use some help if the Wolves want to keep him happy where he..." October 16

  • Top 5 NBA Players Who Were Traded Too Soon

    Fadeaway World "Everyone knows that the NBA is a business. Teams always become impatient with players and would rather get rid of the player than work with him. Sometimes this tactic does work in the team’s favor but there are a few cases as to where the team that made the trade has regretted the..." October 16

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Favored To Win NBA MVP; Zion Williamson Is Heavy Rookie Of Year Favorite

    Forbes.com "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is favored to win his second straight NBA MVP award while New Orleans Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson is the favorite to be named NBA Rookie of the Year, according to bookmaker.eu. Antetokounmpo won his first MVP after the 2018-19..." October 16

  • DeJounte Murray Is Dating A New IG Model GF After His Ex-GF Jilly Anais Moved On With Deshaun Watson

    Black Sports Online "DeJounte Murray is looking to start fresh after sitting out almost a year following a knee injury he suffered in the preseason of the 2018-2019 season. Getting re-acclimated to the grind of the NBA isn’t the only change DeJounte Murray of the San Antonio Spurs is..." October 15

  • 4 Best Trade Packages For Kyle Lowry

    Fadeaway World "Kyle Lowry was the point guard for the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors last season. After bouncing around the league for so long, he found a team where he can flourish with the Raptors. Lowry has become a better player every year, adding a very effective deep-range jumper to a game that was..." October 15

  • Spurs Sign Galen Robinson Jr., Kenny Williams

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs have filled the two open spots on their preseason roster by signing Galen Robinson Jr. and Kenny Williams, according to RealGM’s official NBA transactions log. Kris M. Gardner reports (via Twitter) that Robinson’s contract is..." October 15

  • Players argued to Adam Silver they would’ve been punished for tweet as costly as Daryl Morey’s

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver held a tense meeting with players from the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers last week when he arrived in Shanghai, sources told ESPN's Rachel Nichols. During the meeting, sources said, several prominent players voiced..." October 15

  • Dejounte Murray, Jakob Poeltl not sweating contract extensions

    San Antonio Express-News "Despite a looming deadline for 2016 first-round picks to sign contract extensions, the Spurs’ Dejounte Murray and Jakob Poeltl say they aren’t worried about their futures. Murray, selected 29th overall by the Spurs, and Poeltl, drafted ninth overall by Toronto, are seeking..." October 15

  • Report: LeBron told Silver to speak on China situation before players do

    The Score "In an Oct. 9 meeting that included all members of the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai, LeBron James informed NBA commissioner Adam Silver that it would be unfair for players to speak publicly about the NBA's ongoing dispute with China before..." October 14

  • Tencent restores some NBA games after China controversy

    Larry Brown Sports "There may be a bit of a truce forming between the NBA and some aspects of the China controversy. Chinese technology company Tencent, the NBA’s exclusive digital partner in the country, quietly returned a pair of preseason games to streaming status. " October 14

  • 'It's the dirty little secret that everybody knows about'

    ESPN "IT'S THE AFTERNOON of Feb. 26, during a three-games-in-four-nights stretch, and Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is on a roll. Tomorrow night, his Heat will host the Golden State Warriors, then fly to Houston to face the Rockets on Feb. 28. But now he's rattling off what time the..." October 14

  • Ranking The Best NBA Scorers By Tiers

    Fadeaway World "The NBA has some incredible scoring talents. This past season, we witnessed some phenomenal scoring feats by the game’s most exciting players from all positions. Thanks to new NBA rules and scoring-based paradigm shifts, teams are looking to put up as many points as possible on the board..." October 14

  • Popovich: Compared to Silver, Trump seems 'impotent and cowardly'

    The Score "U.S. president Donald Trump singled out San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and Golden State Warriors bench boss Steve Kerr last week, claiming the pair are quick to speak "badly" about their nation but are afraid to say anything negative about the controversy..." October 13

  • Top 10 Best NBA Scoring Duos Of The 21th Century

    Fadeaway World "Basketball in the NBA has been characterized by high octane offense of late. The Golden State Warriors have been honored with starting the trend of fast, high scoring games with a high volume of three-pointers. With the NBA adapting the rulebook to welcome more of such games, it..." October 12

  • 3 NBA Teams That Will Have a Hard Time Returning to the Playoffs

    The Big Lead "With the clock ticking down toward the start of the NBA season, fans are already expressing their excitement toward a new year, one filled with hope and parity after the relative dismantling of the Golden State Warriors' hoops monopoly. However, some teams who were able to make..." October 12

  • Star Trade Ideas Ahead of Season Start

    Bleacher Report "It's never too early to talk NBA trades, even if the 2019-20 season has yet to start. It's a time for unbridled optimism, but those feelings will quickly turn to desperation as teams begin to fall out of the playoff race. While some star players are likely to be..." October 11

  • Sports agents warn NBA players to avoid China talk as athletes, executives walk ‘fine line’

    CNBC "NBA players have been unusually quiet on China since the nation started severing ties with the league. That may stem from the private advice they are getting from sports agents to tread lightly — or avoid discussing it entirely — if they are asked about the uproar over Hong..." October 11

  • NBA salary cap experts prepping scenarios in which China controversy lowers 2020-21 cap by 10-15%

    Yahoo! Sports "At least five NBA teams are having their salary cap personnel plan for a scenario in which the cap for the 2020-21 season could drop between 10 and 15 percent due to the current situation between the NBA and China, league sources told Yahoo Sports. This is part of the..." October 10

  • Charles Barkley Rips 'Idiots' For Criticizing NBA Over China

    TMZ "Charles Barkley is going scorched earth on "idiots" who are criticizing the NBA's handling of the China situation ... calling people "jackasses" and hypocrites for blasting the league!! The ex-NBA superstar says he can't believe the way people are..." October 10

  • Dennis Rodman offers to be NBA's ambassador amid China controversy

    The Score "Dennis Rodman wants to help make peace between the NBA and China. As the fallout continues after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters, Rodman posted a video on his Twitter account Wednesday in which he offered to serve as..." October 10

  • Workers forced to re-sand floors for NBA game in China after sponsors pulled out

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA decided to hold its ground and continue with its scheduled preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai on Thursday, but some significant adjustments had to be made before the ball tipped off. Despite the Chinese government canceling all media..." October 10

  • As impasse over pro-Hong Kong tweet simmers, what's at stake for the NBA in China?

    USA Today "In the late 1980s, when the NBA began making inroads into China, the league sent CCTV NBA games on videotape and told the state-run TV station it could air games at no cost. By 1992, the league had opened an office in Hong Kong, and by 2004, the NBA was playing preseason games in..." October 09

  • NBA players most likely to be traded this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA teams had historically high roster churn this summer. With so many newcomers around the league, there are fewer than usual obvious in-season trade candidates entering the year. But a few still stand out: Nene (Rockets) The NBA nixed the Rockets’..." October 09

  • Donald Trump criticizes Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich over response to NBA, China controversy

    Business Insider "U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday mocked Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich for their responses to the NBA's ongoing controversy in China. Neither Kerr nor Popovich spoke extensively on the situation in China..." October 09

  • Chinese apparel brand ANTA halts contract negotiations with NBA

    SI "The Chinese shoe company Anta Sports said it will suspend contract renewal negotiations with the NBA, according to Reuters.  Anta's move is the latest in a series of backlashes to a tweet in support of Hong Kong protestors by Rockets general manager Daryl..." October 09

  • Gregg Popovich has an opinion on NBA-China controversy, Adam Silver

    San Antonio Express-News "Praising the NBA commissioner as a "courageous" and "very progressive leader," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he was thrilled with the way Adam Silver had handled the global fallout stemming from Tweets from Houston general manager Daryl Morey supportive of pro-democracy..." October 09

  • Adam Silver shows NBA will only go so far in making nice with China

    USA Today "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver went to the podium in Tokyo on Tuesday to answer questions about the international crisis his league has found itself in the middle of, he had already made an important choice.  Instead of continuing acquiescence to..." October 08

  • Will NBA games in China be cancelled? Nation pulls plug on airing games, celebrities boycott

    USA Today "China will not air two preseason NBA games scheduled in China this week on TV and the Internet after NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s latest comments in Tokyo showing unwavering support for free speech and the growing rift between the league and China. There is concern..." October 08

  • Adam Silver Going to Shanghai to Salvage Relationship with China

    TMZ "NBA commissioner Adam Silver is going to Shanghai to try and repair the league's relationship with China ... but says he won't bend when it comes to protecting freedom of expression. "The NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players,..." October 08

  • San Antonio Spurs And Chicago Bulls Should Trade For Steven Adams

    Fadeaway World "It looks as if Steven Adams’ time as an Oklahoma City Thunder will be coming to an end soon. As reported earlier by Sean Deveney, the Thunder “are seeking a draft pick, a young player and salary relief” for Steven Adams. Adams has been a great center for the Thunder..." October 07

  • Marcus Morris Talks Spurning Spurs For Knicks

    Yardbarker "One of the most controversial offseason cames earlier this summer when veteran center Marcus Morris verbally agreed to a two-year pact with the Spurs before backing out and signing with the Knicks. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich labeled the move..." October 05

  • DeMar DeRozan, Spurs discussing contract extension

    Pounding The Rock "Training camp may have started, but the San Antonio Spurs may not be done wheeling and dealing just yet. According to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic, DeMar DeRozan and the Spurs have begun contract extension discussions.   October 04

  • Adam Silver hopes to launch pro league in India

    EuroHoops.net "NBA commissioner Adam Silver plans to create a professional basketball league in India that will be reminiscent of the Basketball Africa League (launching in 2020), The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears reports. “There’s a serious consideration to the launch of a..." October 04

  • The NBA is playing in India for the first time ever

    CNN "The National Basketball Association (NBA) has arrived in India. Two NBA teams -- the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers -- will go head to head in two preseason games on Friday and Saturday in Mumbai. It's not just the first ever NBA game in India -- it's the first time..." October 04

  • Tim Duncan still running sprints as Gregg Popovich’s new assistant coach

    Clutch Points "Tim Duncan is the newest voice on the bench of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, but that hasn’t stopped him from going back to his old habits of putting his toes on the line and running sprints at the start of training camp. The five-time NBA champion took..." October 02

  • DeMar DeRozan got nostalgic watching Raptors win 1st title

    The Score "DeMar DeRozan is no longer a member of the Toronto Raptors, but even from afar, he couldn't help but feel nostalgic watching his previous club win their first NBA title. "We (are) all human," DeRozan told reporters Monday at Spurs media day, including Jeff..." October 01

  • Ranking The Best NBA Point Guards By Tiers

    Fadeaway World "The point guard position has changed tremendously over the past decade. The player in this position is no longer required to just run the plays, and lead the team’s offense every night. They must also score the ball, and are often the best scorers on their respective teams! Some..." October 01

  • San Antonio picks up options for Derrick White, Lonnie Walker IV

    Clutch Points "Though the 2019-20 season is approaching fast, several teams around the NBA landscape are still finalizing their respective rosters. One such team is the San Antonio Spurs, who have reportedly picked up their options for Derrick White and Lonnie Walker IV. Jabari Young..." October 01

  • Lakers, Kings, Suns join Teams Of Despair

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nearly every NBA team was good, is good or will be good. Teams often follow a general lifecycle. They’re young/bad then prime/good then old/bad then start over at the beginning. Teams usually advance through each stage quickly enough that rosters overlap. But not every..." October 01

  • Spurs' DeMar DeRozan not focusing on his contract situation entering the season, 'I just want to hoop'

    News 4 San Antonio " San Antonio Spurs Media Day kicked off the team's new season and the first man up to the podium was DeMar DeRozan. The veteran player is entering his second year for the silver and black and is set for a competitive season with a young Spurs squad. Here are the three..." September 30

  • Gregg Popovich blasts Marcus Morris for defection to New York Knicks

    Elite Sports NY "After Marcus Morris spurned the Spurs for the New York Knicks, Gregg Popovich is voicing his frustration with how things unfolded. Marcus Morris made his first appearance in a New York Knicks uniform on Monday in Westchester. The veteran forward was ready to sign with..." September 30

  • Allen Iverson Is Pissed About ESPN’s Top 100 Players Ranking

    Philly Voice "Ask almost anyone under 40 whether Allen Iverson is a top 50 all-time NBA player, and they would probably look at you like you're crazy for questioning it. Even with a sound methodology and a full review of the history of the NBA, any and every player ranking is ultimately going..." September 30

  • Spurs Waive Matt Farrell

    News 4 San Antonio "The San Antonio Spurs have waived guard Matt Farrell per the league's transactions list. The 6-1 guard out of Notre Dame and was undrafted in 2018. " September 30

  • Team USA’s Jerry Colangelo: ‘Our focus is apparently on the Olympics, I expected a different response’

    Clutch Points "USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo showed a distinct disappointment after witnessing the wave of withdrawals from consideration for the recent FIBA 2019 World Cup and a subsequent enthusiastic desire from players to be considered for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It..." September 30

  • NBA amends tampering guidelines for players, team officials

    The Score "The NBA has sent a memo to teams regarding its amended tampering guidelines, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Any player who induces another to demand a trade will be deemed as violating the rules. However, isolated comments by a team official praising a player..." September 27

  • Kobe Bryant Reportedly Held an Invite-Only Training Camp With Select NBA Players

    Complex "According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Kobe Bryant handpicked a number of current NBA players to attend a training camp last month at his new facility in California.   Kobe Bryant, I'm..." September 27

  • NBA cracking down on teams lying about players’ height

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA is tired of teams inaccurately portraying the size of their players, and steps are being taken to put an end to it. A memo was sent to NBA teams this week notifying them that they will have to certify the height and age of each individual player on their roster at some point..." September 26