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  • Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey

    ESPN "NOBODY SAW MUCH of Daryl Morey in the days after the Houston Rockets landed in Tokyo for the NBA's Japan Games. The Rockets' general manager confined himself to his room at the Ritz Carlton in Roppongi Hills during the team's six-day visit, spotted leaving for..." November 12

  • NBA Rumors: Suns Could Trade For Blake Griffin

    Fadeaway World "As one of the most surprising teams of the early season, the Phoenix Suns have a chance to get even better with a big acquisition. According to Zach Frydenlund of Complex, one possible scenario could include the addition of Detroit star Blake Griffin. “Don’t look now,..." November 11

  • Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including Luka Doncic trickery

    ESPN "As we put the first 10% of the season in the books, here are 10 things to check out: 1. We need to talk about Nikola Nikola Jokic has probably racked up more "likes" in this space than any other player. And so it is with a heavy heart that I note: Jokic does..." November 08

  • Inside the NBA Brought Chris Jericho on Set and Then All Hell Broke Loose in The Wrestling Ring

    Black Sports Online "The funniest thing is Jericho’s face throughout. He is truly looking at these dudes like “what the hell is going on, I was supposed to just do a quick promo.” You can’t put a Wrestling ring in the studio and not think Shaq is going to act up. " November 08

  • ‘It started with Monty Williams’: Devin Booker and Suns succeeding under new leader

    The Undefeated "When Monty Williams and Devin Booker first broke bread this offseason while enjoying scenic views of Paradise Valley, the new Phoenix Suns head coach imparted words of wisdom to his star guard. One piece of advice, in particular, stuck with Booker. “His quote to me was,..." November 07

  • Map Shows The Most Hated NBA Teams In Every State For 2019-2020 Season

    Total Pro Sports "he Los Angeles Lakers are truly back. After several years of being quite irrelevant when it comes to having a Championship contender, the team went out and signed LeBron James and traded for Anthony Davis in back-to-back offseasons. " November 07

  • NBA head coaching jobs are increasingly stable

    SB Nation "The NBA head coaching profession is among the least stable in all of sports. Some franchises cycle through a new head coach seemingly every year. The names who hold jobs for a decade or more are essentially legends, and even then, respected status and success is no guarantee of stability. The..." November 07

  • NBA now forbids teams from using apps that auto-delete communication with players, agents

    Pro Basketball Talk "To crack down on widespread tampering, the NBA began requiring teams to keep communications with agents and players for one year. The league can audit five teams annually. But what about workarounds? Pete Thamel, Seerat Sohi and Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." November 07

  • Ranking NBA's biggest early surprises: New-look Suns, unrecognizable Warriors, Lakers defense lead the way

    CBS Sports "The thing we most love about sports is the stuff we never see coming. They don't make movies about the favorite winning the game they're supposed to win -- instead it's the scrappy underdog who defies the odds and people's expectations with an unprecedented show of fortitude. A..." November 07

  • Free Agents Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then the club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 07

  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern all in on sports betting

    Newsday "David Stern is no stranger to the long battle against legalized betting in American sports. In 1991, he testified in the U.S. Senate hearings that led to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The Supreme Court overturned that law 18 months ago, opening the door to..." November 07

  • Jalen Rose Explains Why Fans and Media Are to Blame for Load Management in the NBA

    The Big Lead "Kawhi Leonard is not playing tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Leonard will miss his second game in eight days because of load management. Both of those games just happened to be broadcast on ESPN, so no one besides Kawhi's aching back is happy with the..." November 06

  • Ricky Rubio is proving the Suns right for taking a chance on him in free agency

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns’ decision to sign veteran point guard Ricky Rubio over the summer seems to be paying dividends, as the team is off to a great start and the Spanish-born ball handler is playing well. Rubio officially signed with the Suns back in June, agreeing to the terms..." November 05

  • The Biggest Sneaker Storylines of the 2019-20 NBA Season

    Complex "The NBA made its long-awaited return only a few weeks ago and has already provided fans with the buzzer beaters, scuffles, memes, and superstar performances they had been yearning for during the offseason. The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are dominating thus far as expected with the..." November 05

  • Joakim Noah Still Hoping To Sign With Contender

    NBC Sports Chicago "Former Bulls center Joakim Noah reportedly suffered what sounded like a potentially career-ending injury, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Windhorst reported the news on Monday on The Hoop Collective Podcast, but has since walked it..." November 05

  • Revamped Suns have the look of legitimate playoff contenders, and here's why it's no fluke

    CBS Sports "Call it an overreaction to the Phoenix Suns' early-season success, but with the way coach Monty Williams has this team playing, Phoenix looks more like contenders than pretenders. To be clear, no, the Suns don't look like title contenders, but they do look like a team..." November 04

  • Suns Devin Booker Goes IG Official With IG Model Hannah Harrison

    Black Sports Online "According to Sports Gossip, Devin Booker has a new lady and her name is Hannah Harrison. " November 04

  • Nets, Suns Eligible To Add 16th Man

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets and Suns are now each eligible to add a 16th man to their standard roster if they so choose. Brooklyn would be able to carry a 16th player up until the team’s December 15 game against the Sixers, while Phoenix could carry a 16th man until its December 17..." November 04

  • Jose Calderon Announces Retirement, Joins NBPA As Special Assistant

    Real GM Basketball "Jose Calderon has announced his retirement as a player from the NBA and has joined the NBPA as a Special Assistant. The position is newly formed and a season-long position that both the union and Calderon hope will become a recurring role. " November 04

  • Chandler Parsons Is Dating Devin Booker’s Girlfriend’s Twin Sister

    Fadeaway World "Chandler Parsons and Devin Booker don’t play in the same team, but these two had similar goals in recent days. It was previously reported that Devin Booker had a new girlfriend, Hannah Harrison, and now another NBA player has apparently found love. That is Parsons, who is..." November 03

  • Devin Booker shedding 'empty stats' label with defensive effort during Suns' surprising start

    CBS Sports "Chief among the myriad of early-season NBA surprises has been the ascent of the Phoenix Suns to not only basic basketball competency, but also a clear pathway to being truly competitive. The franchise which has averaged fewer than 22 wins over the past four seasons is off to a..." November 01

  • NBA reminds teams to keep all electronic communications with players, agents

    NBC Sports "It was part of Adam Silver’s and the NBA’s new “crackdown” on tampering — five random teams will get audited by the NBA at the end of the season. Just to make sure they didn’t break the rules. This week the NBA sent out a memo to all 30..." November 01

  • Large adult Suns: Is it time to start believing in Phoenix?

    The Score "It takes a long time, and a great deal of evidence, to convince people that a prevailing trend is finally shifting. You'd be forgiven for not buying into the 2019-20 Phoenix Suns just yet. This is, after all, an organization that hasn't made the playoffs in nine years, put..." October 31

  • Deandre Ayton, NBPA To Meet With NBA

    Heavy "It has been nearly a week since Suns center Deandre Ayton was handed a 25-game suspension by the league for, according to an NBA statement, violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for a diuretic.” Ayton has planned all along to fight the..." October 31

  • Rookie Scale Option Decisions Still To Come

    Hoops Rumors "Thursday, October 31 is the deadline for teams to exercise rookie scale options for the 2020/21 season. These options apply to either the third or fourth year of a rookie scale contract for players who were drafted in the first round. If they’re not exercised, the player becomes an..." October 31

  • It's early, but some teams are already looking to fix holes in their rosters

    ESPN "It's only the second week of the NBA season, but front offices are already contemplating their shortcomings. There are a handful of teams who know they might have to make a significant roster move during the season. The market is mostly quiet now -- trade season doesn't really..." October 30

  • 5 Players Who Can’t Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "00:29 01:05 Even though we were all expecting some big trades for this season, there are a handful of players that have recently signed contract extensions and are therefore ineligible to be moved right now. Whenever a player signs a deal, he has to wait before..." October 30

  • EA Sports cancels NBA Live 20

    Kotaku "EA Sports’ NBA Live 20, which had the honour of being officially delayed before it was even officially announced, has now been cancelled. It’s the fourth time in ten years that EA has not released an annual entry in its flagship basketball game on a home..." October 30

  • Aron Baynes enjoys battle with Phoenix Suns in starting role for suspended Deandre Ayton

    Arizona Central "Here are two reasons why it's not wise to question Aron Baynes. One, he's too big for that. Two, Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams said so. "He'll make the calls early in our coverages because that's who he is," Williams said. "I..." October 28

  • Special Trade Eligibility Dates For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "In a pair of previous articles, we took a closer look at the trade restrictions placed on two groups of players who signed free agent contracts this summer. The smaller of the two groups featured players who can’t be traded by their current teams until January 15, having re-signed..." October 28

  • NBA fines Kelly Oubre $10,000 for comments directed toward refs at end of Suns-Nuggets

    Arizona Sports "On Sunday, the NBA announced Suns’ forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been fined $10,000 for inappropriate language directed toward an official during the team’s 108-107 overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday. The announcement was made by Kiki VanDeWeghe, NBA EVP of..." October 28

  • The Phoenix Suns are for real, for real this time

    Clutch Points "After several years of incompetence and planning for the lottery with no sense of direction, the Phoenix Suns might just have started to pull something together, for real this time. While they boast only a 2-1 record in a loaded Western Conference, their first three results..." October 28

  • Doc Rivers: Ricky Rubio Is A 'Clever Little F---er'

    The Big Lead "Doc Rivers has once again found himself at the helm of a super team, this time on the opposite coast. Over ten years after his first championship run in Boston, he'll have an opportunity to repeat the feat with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George as his stars.  Time may have..." October 27

  • 4 NBA Players Who Will Be First-Time All-Stars in 2019-20

    12 Up "The NBA season is fresh and young as players get accustomed to new surroundings and start the 82-game journey. Some players look poised for breakout years, and with the amount of young talent in the league, it wouldn't be surprising to see a handful of first-time All-Stars...." October 26

  • What would a one-free-throw rule mean for the NBA?

    ESPN "Kevin Pelton's NBA mailbag is back, featuring your questions on an experiment using a single free throw attempt for all points, Russell Westbrook's shooting numbers, the best way to enforce 3-point shooting fouls and how scoring relates to win projections. You can tweet..." October 26

  • Tencent cuts off Rockets from NBA streaming schedule

    Channel News Asia "Chinese internet giant Tencent has struck Houston Rockets games from its programming schedule for the current NBA season, following through on a threat it made after a team executive angered Beijing by supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets' 117-111 loss to..." October 25

  • Suns' DeAndre Ayton tests positive for diuretic, gets a 25-game ban

    ESPN "Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, has been suspended 25 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy, the league announced Thursday night. Ayton tested positive for a diuretic. " October 24

  • Charles Barkley: Mike Pence "needs to shut the hell up"

    Larry Brown Sports "Charles Barkley issued a strong response to Vice President Mike Pence. Earlier on Thursday, Pence weighed in on the NBA’s Hong Kong-China controversy. Pence said the NBA sided with the Chinese government by silencing free speech. “Some of the..." October 24

  • Mike Pence denounces China's response to Hong Kong protests, blasts NBA for 'embracing censorship'

    CNN "Vice President Mike Pence accused the National Basketball Association of acting "like a wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime" in China on Thursday. Speaking in Washington, Pence accused the NBA and sportswear giant Nike of not sufficiently speaking out in..." October 24

  • NBA execs have differing opinions on Jaylen Brown's new Celtics contract

    NBC Sports Boston "When the Boston Celtics inked Jaylen Brown to a four-year, $115 million deal on Tuesday, plenty of C's fans were happy to see their prized 22-year-old forward get locked up for a few more seasons. But the deal left some NBA executives scratching their..." October 24

  • Adam Silver’s Fight to Save the NBA in China

    Wall Street Journal "He’s caught between the two most powerful countries on earth. American politicians have urged him to suspend business with China. Chinese state-run television has threatened retribution against him personally. But as NBA commissioner Adam Silver continues to deal with an..." October 23

  • 7 NBA Players Who Should Get Traded This Season

    Complex "The NBA season literally just got underway last night, but as we all know, so much of the NBA machine is pushed by trade rumors and speculation. Teams are always looking to get better and stars are constantly on the move. If a team says they're not trading someone, that's likely a..." October 23

  • Chinese State TV Refuses to Air NBA's Opening Night Slate

    SI "Chinese state television did not air the NBA's opening night games, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported on Tuesday. According to Windhorst, Tencent, the NBA's streaming partner, also reduced its schedule, only deciding to show the Lakers-Clippers game. " October 23

  • Stephen Jackson Says NBA Teams Received A Mass Text, “Don’t F*ck With Carmelo”

    Hot New Hip Hop "A number of current and former NBA veterans have shown support for Carmelo Anthony as he continues to search for a spot on an NBA roster. The latest players to speak out in favor of the 10-time All Star are Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, both of whom spoke about the disrespect..." October 23

  • 4 Teams That Should Trade For Dion Waiters

    Fadeaway World "It looks as if Dion Waiters could be traded from the Miami Heat very soon. The Heat have suspended Waiters for the first game of the season due to comments that he made on Instagram about Erik Spoelstra and Tyler Herro. This past year looked to be Dion’s worst season as a pro as..." October 22

  • Bettors put most money on Lakers to win title

    ESPN "The Lake Show has been playing nonstop at U.S. sportsbooks, leaving bookmakers staring at sizable liabilities on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA championship. As the season tips off, more money has been bet on the Lakers to win the title than on any other team at..." October 22

  • NBA enacting zero-tolerance rules for abusive, hateful fan behavior

    The Score "The NBA is enacting a zero-tolerance fan code of conduct in 2019-20 in an effort to curb abusive and hateful behavior toward players after the number of courtside ejections more than doubled last season, NBA chief security officer Jerome Pickett told The Associated Press' Tim..." October 21

  • Marcin Gortat on the Phoenix Suns: “They are the worst organization I’ve ever played for”

    Talk Basket "Marcin Gortat talked about his former team, the Phoenix Suns, and was critical of the way things operate in the team. “From a basketball standpoint it was great but when it comes to everything else the Suns are the worst organization I’ve ever played for. " October 21

  • T.J. Warren blasts Suns for trading him

    Larry Brown Sports "TJ Warren was unceremoniously dumped by the Phoenix Suns this summer, and it sounds like that is a chip he will carry on his shoulder for a long time. In an interview with Shams Charania of The Athletic that ran Friday, the 26-year-old forward ripped the Suns for trading him..." October 19

  • Ranking the NBA's 15 best players, from Kawhi Leonard to Kyrie Irving

    Sporting News "The NBA has made so many headlines for its controversial relationship with China that it's easy to forget there is real, actual basketball on the horizon. Yes, the 2019-20 regular season is upon us, and with it comes another set of player rankings. There has been..." October 19