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  • 9 observations from NBA's opening week

    CBS Sports "The 2021-22 NBA season began last Tuesday, but most of the headlines around the league have very little to do with basketball. Whether it's protests at Barclays Center about Kyrie Irving's vaccine status, the ongoing saga with Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia..." October 25

  • 4 NBA Stars Still In Major Need Of Change Of Scenery

    NBA Analysis "Each year in the NBA, there are players who are moved because they need a change of scenery. This year will be no different. The offseason saw plenty of movement with big-name players. Kyle Lowry was moved in a sign-and-trade deal to the Miami Heat while DeMar DeRozan is now in..." October 25

  • 10 Realistic Predictions for 2022 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2021-2022 NBA season is still in its infancy, but that doesn't mean we're not already getting some vibes about how the trade deadline is going to shake out. From players in uncomfortable situations to teams who are already starting to look like buyers (or sellers),..." October 25

  • Best & Worst Midseason Trade Destinations For Marvin Bagley III

    NBA Analysis "The Sacramento Kings are going to be open for business this NBA season when it comes to the trade market. Whether or not the team is in playoff contention or not, they will be making deals during the season. One of the players they will be looking to move on from at some point is..." October 25

  • Interesting trade rumor name: Atlanta Hawks’ Cam Reddish

    Pro Basketball Talk "At this point early in the season, there is not a lot of NBA trade buzz — not even for Ben Simmons — as teams are settling into the season and figuring out exactly what they really have and what they need. Trade talk traditionally starts to ramp up closer to..." October 24

  • Predicting 10 'Showcase' NBA Trade Candidates This Season

    Bleacher Report "While the NBA trade market rarely closes, it typically builds up over the course of the campaign before potentially erupting in a flurry of activity at the deadline. The extra time spawns movement for several different seasons. Players who inked free-agent pacts aren't..." October 24

  • NBA's 24 Under 24 Rankings: Who Follows Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum in Next-Gen Rankings?

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has arguably never been loaded with as much promising young talent as it is right now. Between the college game, the international game and the increased viability of other avenues like the G League to bring young players into the league, there's a wider pipeline than there's..." October 24

  • This Knicks-Suns Trade Is Centered Around Deandre Ayton

    NBA Analysis "For the first time in nearly a decade, the New York Knicks are entering the NBA regular season with expectations. This is a team that finished fourth in the Eastern Conference season to go with 41 wins. Now, they are looking to build on that performance and get back to the..." October 24

  • Charles Barkley On Drinking Beer With Larry Bird On 1992 Team USA

    Fadeaway World "Larry Bird was as fierce as they come. Both on and off the court, the Boston Celtics legend was a great competitor, going all the way to beat rivals, even in meaningless tasks.  Charles Barkley learned this lesson the hard way, finding out how hard it was to beat Bird drinking..." October 24

  • 5 NBA Panic Trades Fans Already Want to See

    Bleacher Report "For fans of certain NBA teams, is it too early to panic? A one or two-game sample size certainly isn't much to go off of, but it can reaffirm fears that fans may have already had involving players or weaknesses that the team did not address in the offseason. The war..." October 23

  • Chris Paul, Devin Booker react to rumored bombshell report on Suns owner Robert Sarver

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns are definitely on a high on the basketball court after a resounding victory over LeBron James and the retooled Los Angeles Lakers. But an ominous cloud currently hangs over the organization after reports that an ESPN story is about to..." October 23

  • 1 Way-Too-Early Observation For Each NBA Team

    NBA Analysis "The 2021-22 NBA season tipped off on Tuesday night with the defending World Champion Milwaukee Bucks hosting the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers hosting the Golden State Warriors, two games that were sights to see for everyone who loves the NBA!  Basketball is back and..." October 23

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Says The Nets Have Taken Calls For Kyrie Irving

    SI "The Brooklyn Nets played their second game of the NBA regular season on Friday evening in Philadelphia against the 76ers.  They were once again without their seven-time All-Star Kyrie Irving who is not eligible to play in games in home games in New York City (vaccine mandate),..." October 23

  • Kyle Kuzma Praised Phoenix Suns During Dominant Win Over Lakers

    Fadeaway World "Kyle Kuzma's tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers went from good to bad after the player failed to become the third-string for the purple and gold. He was seen as an exciting young player before the 2018 free agency.  After LeBron James landed in California, the young players..." October 23

  • LeBron James Tells Cameron Payne To Stay Humble After He Talked Trash To Him

    Black Sports Online "Two games in, it doesn’t look good, but it is still early. You can see LeBron is already annoyed after blowing a lead to the Warriors and getting blown out by the Suns. Cam Payne was talking a little trash, and the King wasn’t haven’t it. October 23

  • Chris Paul Is The First Player In NBA History With 20,000 Points And 10,000 Assists

    Fadeaway World "Chris Paul is one of the greatest point guards that have ever played this game, and it's clear that he has been a huge catalyst for winning. He was one of the big reasons that the Phoenix Suns made the NBA Finals last year, which was his first time making it on the highest..." October 23

  • Devin Booker mocks Russell Westbrook after getting sweet revenge

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker gave Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook a taste of his baby medicine. After Westbrook mocked Booker with the Rock-the-Baby celebration following an and-1 in the first quarter, the Suns star did not forget and made sure to..." October 23

  • Suns' Robert Sarver Denies Alleged Wrongdoing Detailed in Forthcoming ESPN Story

    Bleacher Report "The Phoenix Suns released a statement Friday calling allegations made in a forthcoming ESPN story "completely baseless."  Reporter Jordan Schultz tweeted Sarver is being accused of "racism, sexism and sexual harassment in a series of incidents." No..." October 22

  • NBA Preparing For Massive Story Accusing Suns Owner Robert Sarver of Racism, Sexism, & Sexual Harassment

    Total Pro Sports "Move over, NFL. The NBA is about to take over headlines for the next few days with a scandal of their own. Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver is reportedly being accused of racism, sexism and sexual harassment in a series of incidents that should be coming out pretty soon and is sure to..." October 22

  • Kia MVP Ladder: 21 names to monitor during 2021-22 season

    NBA.com "Fiddling with a strap on his backpack, reigning Kia MVP Nikola Jokic stopped his interviewer short of asking about pressure entering a potential repeat campaign. “Brother, I could not care less, for real,” he said. October 22

  • Special Trade Eligibility Dates For 2021/22

    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 past offseason. The smaller of the two groups featured players who can’t be traded by their current teams until January 15, having..." October 22

  • If DeAndre Ayton Hits Trade Block, Could Knicks Eye Trade?

    Heavy "The NBA season is underway, which means it is also NBA trade-talk season. Actually, the way the league has gone in recent years, it is always trade-talk season. That applies even to the Knicks, coming off a season in which they won the No. 4 seed in the East. But one guy..." October 22

  • 3 Teams Who Could Show Interest In Pursuing Kevin Knox

    NBA Analysis "The New York Knicks had a massive season last year, making the playoffs for the first time since 2013 and claiming the 4-seed in the Eastern Conference. Losing in the first round to Trae Young and the Hawks definitely hurt, but the Knicks are back and they are going to be a tough team to face..." October 22

  • 2022 NBA free agent rankings: Top players available during the next offseason

    USA Today "Headlined by James Harden, Bradley Beal and Zach LaVine, the top of the 2022 NBA free-agent class is loaded with elite shooting guards, the types of players who can elevate a team’s offense just with their presence. There are top-notch players from other..." October 22

  • 6 biggest snubs from the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team

    The Score "The NBA finished its multi-day unveiling of the 75th Anniversary Team on Thursday - and even with a super-sized field of 76 players, the league still couldn't find room to recognize some of its all-time greats. Here are the six biggest snubs. October 22

  • Players Eligible For In-Season Veteran Extensions In 2021/22

    Hoops Rumors "As we explain in our glossary entry on veteran contract extensions, rookie scale extensions have historically been the most common form of contract extension in the NBA. However, the league’s latest Collective Bargaining Agreement loosened the rules on eligibility for veteran..." October 22

  • 3 Teams Who Could Pursue Thunder Big Man Derrick Favors

    NBA Analysis "The Oklahoma City Thunder are continuing their rebuilding process through the 2021-22 NBA season and as a result, they are going to be looking to get their young talents as much playing time and experience as possible. Last season, we saw them bench veteran Al Horford in favor of..." October 22

  • Top NBA Takeaways From Wednesday’s Busy Slate Of Action

    NBA Analysis "The NBA season kicked into full gear on Wednesday night with 11 games taking place. We saw some head coaching debuts and new faces in new places. It was only the second day of the season, but there are already contenders for what could be the best games we see and some of the best..." October 21

  • Ishmail Wainright Signs New NBA Deal With Suns

    SI "Former Toronto Raptors forward Ishmail Wainright is sticking around the NBA. Less than a week after the Raptors decided to part ways with the 27-year-old, Wainright has reportedly signed a two-way deal to join the Phoenix Suns this year, according to ESPN's Adrian..." October 21

  • NBA Fans Debate Which NBA Ring Is The Best

    Fadeaway World "Winning an NBA ring is the most significant achievement for any basketball player. Not only this gives players status, but something nice to wear and remember for the rest of their lives.  These rings always have a terrific story behind them, with teams defying the odds to win..." October 21

  • Details On Starter Criteria For 2022 RFAs

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s rookie scale, which determines the salaries first-round picks earn during their first four seasons, also dictates how much the qualifying offers will be worth for those players when they reach restricted free agency after year four. However, the value of those..." October 21

  • Lowball Ben Simmons Trade Offers the 76ers Should Actually Consider

    Bleacher Report "The Ben Simmons trade saga has taken a few strange turns after his late arrival to the Philadelphia 76ers last week. It culminated with him getting thrown out of practice Tuesday and receiving a one-game suspension for "conduct detrimental to the team," per Shams Charania of..." October 21

  • 3 Teams Best Positioned For Zion Williamson Trade In Future

    NBA Analysis "The New Orleans Pelicans are beginning the 2021-22 season without their star power forward, Zion Williamson. This is the second time in three seasons that they will not have him at the start of a season because of an injury. This time, he is recovering from an operation that he had on..." October 21

  • NBA Teams With Open Roster Spots

    Hoops Rumors "With the NBA regular season underway, most teams are taking full advantage of their ability to carry up to 17 players, including 15 on standard contracts and a pair on two-way deals. As our roster counts page shows, 23 of the league’s 30 teams have full 17-man squads. Most of..." October 21

  • 10 NBA Teams That Almost Had Different Names: From Chicago Matadors To Boston Unicorns

    Fadeaway World "The process of choosing a team name can be tedious, with owners opting to hear several opinions before deciding on a name. Over the years, there have been downright ridiculous suggestions, but so far, so good, most team names in the NBA are pleasing to hear. Fans across the globe have gotten..." October 21

  • Bradley Beal says other players try to recruit him “almost every game”

    The Ringer "All eyes are on Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving now, but everyone from team executives to opposing players continues to monitor the Washington Wizards. “Almost every game we play, someone says something,” Bradley Beal tells me over the phone, regarding how often players recruit him to..." October 20

  • 3 Teams That Should Keep Tabs On Deandre Ayton Trade

    NBA Analysis "The Phoenix Suns shocked the basketball world on the eve of the 2021-22 regular season getting underway. The Suns had three players eligible for rookie extensions from the 2018 NBA Draft class; No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton, No. 10 overall pick Mikal Bridges, and No. 26 overall selection..." October 20

  • League Executive Rips Suns Owner Robert Sarver For Deandre Ayton Situation

    Fadeaway World "The Phoenix Suns shocked the world when they made the NBA Finals last season, overthrowing Los Angeles as the kings of the West. They ended up losing in the final round to a very good Milwaukee Bucks team, but that run might be the best stretch the franchise has had in over a..." October 20

  • Trade Situations To Monitor Around NBA As New Season Begins

    NBA Analysis "The NBA’s 75th season is upon us and while all 30 teams in the league enter the new year with playoff/championship aspirations, some dreams just do not become reality. The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets enter the year as two heavy favorites to reach the NBA Finals, but they may not..." October 20

  • Suns’ Chris Paul reacts to failed Deandre Ayton contract extension talks

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul opened up about owner Robert Sarver’s controversial decision not to offer 23-year old center DeAndre Ayton a rookie-scale max extension before the deadline on Monday. The 2018 No. 1 overall pick — who..." October 20

  • 3 Realistic Trade Targets For Philadelphia 76ers To Consider For Ben Simmons

    NBA Analysis "This past offseason has been extremely chaotic for the Philadelphia 76ers and they are definitely happy that the 2021-22 NBA season is finally here, but with the new season comes continued drama within their organization. Ben Simmons trade talks went on all offseason long, as the 3x..." October 20

  • 1 player Bulls must keep an eye on for midseason trade

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bulls made some splashy moves in the offseason by acquiring Lonzo Ball, DeMar DeRozan and Alex Caruso, among others. The Bulls’ new front office of Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley has overhauled this roster over the past year in an attempt to take a big step forward after..." October 20

  • The 1 Thing Holding Back Every Under-30 NBA Superstar

    Bleacher Report "Superstars run the NBA. It's been that way for years, and for all of the innovations and evolutions in the basketball world, that part of the formula may never change. So, what defines a superstar? As broad as that question is, we'll use a simple answer for this..." October 20

  • Could Spurs Make Run At Suns’ Deandre Ayton Next Offseason?

    NBA Analysis "The Phoenix Suns’ inability to work out a contract extension with Deandre Ayton is going to have some ripple effects. Not only is the future uncertain now when it comes to their center position, but they are also going to have to compete with other teams to retain him this upcoming NBA..." October 20

  • Suns GM James Jones on Deandre Ayton contract extension talks: ‘We didn’t have real negotiations’

    The Athletic "James Jones gets it. Any time a prominent player doesn’t come to terms on an extension by the deadline, there’s going to be a public discourse about the how and why the two sides couldn’t meet in the middle. And any time said player suits up for the Phoenix Suns, who..." October 20

  • Does A Deandre Ayton For Karl-Anthony Towns Trade Make Sense?

    NBA Analysis "Coming off a trip to the NBA Finals last season, the Phoenix Suns are definitely a team to look out for in the Western Conference heading into the 2021-22 season. Obviously, the Los Angeles Lakers will be classified as “the team to beat” in the Western Conference, but the Suns are..." October 20

  • 3 Potential Trade Destinations For Kings’ Marvin Bagley

    NBA Analysis "Marvin Bagley is forever going to be a player that is held under a microscope in the NBA. Bagley was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, going one pick ahead of Luka Doncic. October 19

  • NBA's 75 greatest players of all time: The complete list so far

    ESPN "The NBA is celebrating it's 75th anniversary all season long during 2021-22, and part of that celebration includes the unveiling of the list of the 75 greatest players in NBA history. It has been 25 years since the league unveiled its list of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, which..." October 19

  • Deandre Ayton’s agents, James Jones bickering about failed extension negotiations

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns star Deandre Ayton didn’t sign a contract extension, and he doesn’t seem too happy about it. Ayton wanted a full five-year max extension, but that was never put on the table. The Suns youngster didn’t speak to the media for a second straight..." October 19

  • 6 Teams That Could Make Or Miss The NBA Playoffs Next Season

    Fadeaway World "Fortunes rise and fall quickly in the NBA. Sometimes an injury can push a playoff team into the lottery, while other times a great offseason pickup can help push a struggling organization into the postseason. Last year we saw five non-playoff teams from the 2019-2020 season jump into..." October 19