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  • Re-Drafting Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the 2017 NBA Draft 2 Years Later

    Bleacher Report "A re-draft of the hyped 2017 NBA draft class would look significantly different than the original order after two seasons. Star-caliber players have emerged—just not the the ones who the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers or Phoenix Suns expected. Those three teams have..." August 23

  • Contrary to reports Gregg Popovich has not named team captains

    Clutch Points "In an interview with reporters at this year’s FIBA tournament in Australia, Team USA head coach Gregg Popovich noted that he is leaning on certain players for leadership, including Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell and Marcus Smart. There were some who took Pop’s..." August 23

  • The All-Time NBA “What-If” Team

    Fadeaway World "We have seen so many great players in NBA history whose careers were cut short due to injuries. Often, these injuries were severe enough that these players were not able to recover from their All-NBA form, or were even forced into early retirement. It can be particularly difficult to..." August 23

  • We Ranked NBA Teams By How Much Fun They’d Be On ‘Hard Knocks’

    Dime Magazine "Hard Knocks is appointment viewing for football fans. Every summer, HBO gets incredible access into one NFL team’s training camp, giving fans a mostly unfiltered look into teams and the people who suit up for them. This year, it’s been the Oakland Raiders, which ended up being..." August 22

  • 10 Sneaky-Good NBA Offseason Additions

    Bleacher Report "The NBA saw one of its wildest, most expensive spending sprees during this offseason's first few weeks of free agency. Lost in the shuffle of moving superstars such as Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker were the savvy veteran acquisitions of the teams that..." August 22

  • NBA Rumors: Spurs Could Acquire Andre Iguodala For DeMarre Carroll And Trey Lyles

    Inquisitr "Despite his usual off-the-bench role for his former team, the Golden State Warriors, Andre Iguodala has been involved in his share of trade rumors in the offseason, especially after the Memphis Grizzlies acquired him last month. The San Antonio Spurs have not been involved in any of these past..." August 22

  • Gregg Popovich: Australia 'huge, huge threat' to win FIBA World Cup

    The Score "United States head coach Gregg Popovich delivered high praise for Australia on Tuesday, deeming the Boomers a strong candidate to win the FIBA World Cup in September. "Huge, huge threat,'' Popovich told reporters in Melbourne, Australia, according..." August 21

  • NBA Stars Who Could Unexpectedly Request a Trade

    Bleacher Report "Player movement is at an all-time high in the NBA. There were 29 in-season trades in 2018-19, headlined by stars like Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris, Marc Gasol, Harrison Barnes, Otto Porter Jr., Kristaps Porzingis and Nikola Mirotic. Anthony Davis' midseason trade..." August 20

  • The Most Important NBA Rumors: Dwight Howard, DeMar DeRozan And Carmelo

    Fadeaway World "The 2020 NBA Season is almost upon us and most NBA teams currently have their rosters set, but it seems the rumors are really starting to ramp up. With players going down to injuries and players still looking to make trades to put them over the hump, teams are still being very active as we..." August 20

  • Traded First Round Picks For 2020 NBA Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The 2020 NBA draft is still 10 months away, but several teams have already traded their first round picks for that night, and more clubs are likely to do so before this season’s trade deadline. We’ll use the space below to keep tabs on each team’s first round pick..." August 20

  • 10 NBA Careers That Made You Wish Injuries Didn't Exist

    Bleacher Report "Last week, new Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL. That will likely sideline him for the entire 2019-20 NBA season and is the third serious leg injury he has suffered in the last two years. Unfortunately, Cousins is far from the..." August 20

  • NBA's Young Role Players Who Can Still Become Stars

    Bleacher Report "The next generation of NBA All-Stars will likely include De'Aaron Fox, Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell, based on their productive starts and youth. But who among the slower career starters will eventually break through? It takes some players longer. Khris Middleton just..." August 19

  • Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until December 15

    Hoops Rumors "As teams explore the trade market for potential deals to complete their rosters for training camp, there are a number of trade restrictions those clubs must take into account. For instance, recently-signed draft picks can’t be traded for 30 days and waiver claims can’t be traded for..." August 19

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For DeMar DeRozan

    Fadeaway World "DeMar DeRozan has been one of the top shooting guards in the NBA for some time now. Since becoming an All-Star, he has been the focal point of his team’s offense for both the Raptors and the Spurs. The Raptors utilized him in many isolation scenarios where he can take his man..." August 17

  • Spurs Sign Forward Daulton Hommes

    News 4 San Antonio "Daulton Hommes has signed an Exhibit-10 deal with the Spurs. According to a report, the San Antonio Spurs have signed forward Daulton Hommes. Hommes is a 6-8, 215 pounds forward out of Point Loma Nazarene University. He was named the NABC Division II National..." August 17

  • 1 Player Every NBA Team Should Already Be Targeting at the Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The NBA trade deadline feels like it's a lifetime away. Technically, it's a shade under six months (Feb. 7, 2020), but the distance between now and then allows ample opportunity for change. An offseason of hyperactivity transformed identities all across the hoops landscape,..." August 16

  • How Players Who Declined Options Fared In Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Heading into the 2019 offseason, 27 veterans held player options on their contracts, allowing them to either opt in for the 2019/20 season or opt out and reach the open market. Of those 27 players, a dozen decided to turn down their options and become free agents. For some..." August 16

  • The Spurs Will Reportedly Retire Tony Parker’s Number In November

    Uproxx "In June, six-time All-Star, four-time NBA champion, and former Finals MVP Tony Parker abruptly retired from basketball after an illustrious 18-year-career, 17 of which were with the San Antonio Spurs. The overwhelming assumption has been that the Spurs would retire Parker’s..." August 16

  • NBA trade rumors: Four stars who could be on the move during the 2019-20 season

    Sporting News "The 2019 offseason only confirmed what we already knew about the modern NBA: Lucrative contracts for the league's top stars, regardless of the years and dollar amounts attached, can be quickly rendered irrelevant if a general manager wants to make a move - or if a player is ready to request..." August 16

  • Rachel Nichols, Maria Taylor replacing Michelle Beadle as ‘NBA Countdown’ hosts

    Larry Brown Sports "ESPN has officially begun the process of revamping its “NBA Countdown” crew, and Michelle Beadle is being replaced as the show’s host. Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor will be named the new hosts of “NBA Countdown” for the 2019-20 NBA season, according to..." August 16

  • 2020 NBA Free Agents By Team

    Hoops Rumors "Hoops Rumors’ up-to-date list of 2020 free agents by team is below. These are players who are eligible for restricted or unrestricted free agency after the 2019/20 season. Players with team or player options for the 2020/21 season are listed, unless they’re..." August 16

  • NBA Players With Trade Kickers In 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "A trade kicker is a contractual clause that pays an NBA player a bonus when he’s traded. They’re one of the tools teams have at their disposal to differentiate their free agent offers from the ones put on the table by competing clubs. Sometimes the kicker is..." August 15

  • NBA Teams That Will Exceed Expectations in 2019-20

    Bleacher Report "With free agency all but over, the hierarchy for the 2019-20 NBA season is beginning to take shape. The Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers appear set to reign over the Eastern Conference, while Los Angeles hosts both consensus Western Conference favorites in the new-look Clippers..." August 15

  • Who Are the NBA's Best Clutch-Scorers?

    Bleacher Report "Every kid who grew up shooting in the backyard or on the playground has played the situation out in his or her mind countless times: Andy brings the ball up the court. The clock is winding down. Five...four...three...two...He shoots! He scores! The crowd goes wild! Now, this is a..." August 15

  • Team USA Lost By 19 To A Team Of G-League And Overseas Players In A Scrimmage

    Dime Magazine "The Minnesota Timberwolves may no longer the owners of the most embarrassing scrimmage loss of the season after reports poured out of USA Basketball camp in Los Angeles on Wednesday that a rag-tag group of G-League and overseas players stomped all over the national team in a 36-17 win in a..." August 15

  • How to Trade the NBA's Worst Contracts

    Bleacher Report "No contract in the NBA is untradeable, no matter how egregious or lengthy it may be. There are a few ways to move a bad deal. The Houston Rockets just demonstrated one by trading Chris Paul for another hefty contract in Russell Westbrook, also throwing in..." August 14

  • Gregg Popovich calls Colin Kaepernick's fight for social justice 'a very patriotic thing'

    USA Today "USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich called former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's actions in his fight for social justice "a very patriotic thing" on Tuesday.  Popovich has commented before on various current affairs in society,..." August 14

  • 1 Trade Every NBA Contender Should Make to Go All-In

    Bleacher Report "Maybe this is the offseason optimism talking, but the NBA's championship race looks as wide-open as it has in years. The Association no longer runs through Oakland, California. A frenetic offseason reshaped the basketball landscape several times over, resulting in..." August 13

  • The definitive guide to when booing is acceptable at an NBA game in 2019-20

    SB Nation "We at SB Nation believe NBA fans are allowed to express their frustration in the form of booing certain league figures. We also believe booing is an activity that must be practiced in moderation, under very specific circumstances that justify the behavior. That’s why Tom Ziller wrote..." August 13

  • NBA Players Entering Now-or-Never Seasons

    Bleacher Report "Even NBA lottery picks need multiple years to get acclimated. But some are running out of time.  For these struggling young players, the level of urgency varies by case. But this coming year will still be a make-or-break season for their overall..." August 12

  • Notable Free Agent Big Men Still Available

    Hoops Rumors "We’re six weeks into the NBA’s 2019 free agent period, and the market has been just about picked clean. None of our top 50 free agents of 2019 remain on the board, and news of free agent signings within the last couple weeks has focused primarily on non-guaranteed training..." August 12

  • Why are NBA superstars shunning Team USA at the World Cup?

    Yahoo! Sports "Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Zion Williamson… those are just some of the American superstars you won’t be seeing when the Fiba Basketball World Cup starts off in China on 31..." August 12

  • Should Spurs offer DeMar DeRozan a maximum contract extension?

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs seem to be at an impasse with respect to their future. Although DeMar DeRozan still had a good year for the Spurs, he did not have quite as big of an impact on the team as Kawhi Leonard–whom he replaced–and the Spurs finished seventh in..." August 12

  • NBA Legends You Forgot Played for That One Team

    Bleacher Report "In this era of increased player movement, superstars playing their entire careers with one team are few and far between. Gone are the days of Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant and Larry Bird staying with one team for their decade-plus-long careers. Not every legend of past..." August 12

  • Celtics on Team USA get a taste of the Gregg Popovich Experience

    NBC Sports Boston "As Jaylen Brown trudged off the court after his squad failed to convert a potential go-ahead bucket at the end of Team USA’s scrimmage earlier this week, Gregg Popovich met Brown at halfcourt. Wrapping an arm around his waist, Popovich offered a few teaching points and, with a supportive..." August 11

  • Brook Lopez admits playing for Gregg Popovich ‘has always been a dream’

    Clutch Points "Playing for Team USA is something that the individuals on the training camp roster are relishing, not only because of the fact that they have an opportunity to make an entire nation proud, but also because it is being coached by one of the NBA’s greatest minds in Gregg..." August 11

  • Spurs 'Have Not Ruled Out' DeRozan Max Contract

    Bleacher Report "The San Antonio Spurs might try to keep DeMar DeRozan around long term. According to Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News, the team is considering offering him a maximum contract extension: "[Gregg] Popovich genuinely likes the group he has assembled in..." August 11

  • As Gregg Popovich pulls double-duty, he’s reminded of why he can’t quit

    San Antonio Express-News "Gregg Popovich made it through one full day. By the middle of the second, he’d just about reached his limit for geniality. And once the “What do you expect from so-and-so?” questions from assembled reporters started giving way to those asking “How important is..." August 11

  • Kyle Kuzma hails Gregg Popovich as his ‘favorite coach of all time’

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma is soaking in all of the knowledge that he can from his experience with Team USA, especially with coach Gregg Popovich serving as top general. Kuzma, in fact, hailed the legendary San Antonio Spurs mentor as his favorite coach of all time, per..." August 10

  • What is Gregg Popovich doing coaching Team USA?

    ESPN "It's a brutally hot August afternoon, and Gregg Popovich is running back and forth between Mike Krzyzewski, Jeff Van Gundy, Steve Kerr and Jay Wright, among others. They're comparing notes as Popovich's Team USA players go through scrimmages. In the bleachers, a few dozen..." August 10

  • As expected, Spurs' Derrick White receives Team USA promotion

    San Antonio Express-News "As expected, Spurs guard Derrick White was promoted to the Team USA senior roster and will accompany the team to Los Angeles next week to continue training for the FIBA World Cup in China. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo made the announcement after the senior roster..." August 10

  • Notable Free Agent Wings Still Available

    Hoops Rumors "We’re nearly six weeks into the NBA’s 2019 free agent period, and the market has been just about picked clean. None of our top 50 free agents of 2019 remain on the board, and news of free agent signings within the last week or two has focused primarily on non-guaranteed..." August 09

  • The NBA Will Release The Full 2019-20 NBA Regular Season Schedule On Monday

    Dime Magazine "The first game of the NBA regular season is still roughly three months away, but we’ll know every game on the schedule well before then. The NBA is set to release the full, 82-game schedule on Monday, August 12 at 3 p.m. ET, giving fans a chance to start planning for possible trips to see..." August 08

  • The NBA's Most Underrated Offseason Pickups

    Bleacher Report "The NBA offseason was dominated by the movement of stars, and for good reason: Jimmy Butler, Mike Conley, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Al Horford, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul, D'Angelo Russell, Kemba Walker and Russell..." August 08

  • Jerry Colangelo admits he was ‘disappointed’ in dropouts, but there’s nothing he can do to change their mind

    Clutch Points "USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo has invited more than 50 players to participate in Team USA’s training camp and the consequent FIBA 2019 World Cup that begins at the end of the month. Yet the longtime architect of this project has been disappointed at the recent wave of..." August 08

  • Notable Free Agent Guards Still Available

    Hoops Rumors "We’re nearly six weeks into the NBA’s 2019 free agent period, and the market has been just about picked clean. None of our top 50 free agents of 2019 remain on the board, and news of free agent signings within the last week or two has focused primarily on..." August 08

  • 6 Players That Need To Break Out Next Season

    Fadeaway World "Being a young player in the NBA is not an easy thing, especially if you enter the league with high expectations. Top-ranked prospects are asked to deliver right away, but making adjustments to get settled in the league can take some time. Prospects can get a free pass during their..." August 08

  • Every NBA Team's Biggest L of the Offseason

    Bleacher Report "While the NBA offseason is in a brief hibernation, we can explore how rosters will look for the 2019-20 season. Some teams, most notably the Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets, had historic summers thanks to free agency and the trade market. Others, like the Charlotte..." August 08

  • The Spurs are the only team with a winning record against all franchises

    Hoops Hype "The Spurs lag far behind the Celtics and Lakers in the NBA title count with just five championships, but they’ve had a consistently good run since they entered the league with the ABA-NBA merger. San Antonio right now leads the league in all-time winning percentage and is the lone..." August 07

  • Report: NBA mental health memo sets new expectations for teams

    The Score "The NBA expanded its mental health initiative Wednesday, sending a league-wide memo detailing requirements each team must fulfill before the 2019-20 season begins, sources told The Athletic's Sam Amick. Teams must reportedly retain one or two licensed mental health..." August 07