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  • 2 trades Lakers could still make that would make them legitimate NBA title contenders in 2022-23

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers have a bit of optimism surrounding their team heading into the 2022-23 season. Still, it feels like they missed an opportunity to make some big moves this offseason that could have made them a surefire championship contender. With the season right around the corner, the..." October 01

  • Memphis Grizzlies Land Deandre Ayton In Major Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "Improvement is always a noble goal. It’s good if you’re good, but it would still be better to be better. NBA teams are always looking to improve as well. It doesn’t matter what you do. If you have any ambition, you’d like to get better at it. Meanwhile, if..." October 01

  • Celtics 'Won't Stand in' Ime Udoka's Way Should He Pursue New HC Job

    Mass Live "The Celtics won’t prevent Ime Udoka from taking another coaching job during his year off. According to a report by ESPN that detailed some of an independent law firm’s findings during its investigation of Udoka’s conduct, Adrian Wojnarowski cited..." October 01

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Timberwolves entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves executed arguably one of the biggest trades in the offseason as they acquired All-Star center Rudy Gobert. That was a bit surprising from a fan’s perspective because there was no inkling that Minnesota was interested to give up the full house for another star..." October 01

  • Ranking the Top 10 NBA Breakout Candidates This Season

    Bleacher Report "They got next. Each NBA season spawns a new batch of breakout ballers, and the 2022-23 campaign will be no different. If anything, it might be more active than most seasons in terms of sending up-and-comers into orbit. The list of potential breakout candidate is extensive,..." September 29

  • Atlanta Hawks Land Deandre Ayton In Major Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "Whether it’s fair or not, expectations dictate our perception of reality, the same goes in the NBA. Suppose you just got a new job. Congratulations! Only, there’s a catch. You’re not qualified enough to receive the salary they listed. Instead, you’ll be making 30k less..." September 29

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Nuggets entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "The NBA season is less than a month away, and training camps are here to determine the final roster battles. That means some teams still have time to make moves that can turn them into real contenders. The Denver Nuggets are one of those teams that might still need some pieces to finally make..." September 29

  • The 10 most interesting things to monitor from NBA media days

    The Score "Media day has come and gone for all 30 NBA teams, training camps are open, and preseason basketball is just days away, so let's bounce around the Association and filter through some of this week's biggest talking points.   Suns down in the..." September 29

  • New York Knicks Land Devin Booker In Blockbuster Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "In the immortal words of the Rolling Stones: You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find – you get what you need. NBA teams know this well. Surely, we’ve all wanted something we didn’t get. It’s a disappointing..." September 28

  • Toronto Raptors Land Deandre Ayton In Blockbuster Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "A happy home makes for a functioning home. When everyone’s getting along, everything runs more smoothly. NBA teams are no different. Think about it. Let’s say you beat your partner home from work. There are dishes in the sink. You’re tired from a long day of..." September 28

  • Most likely landing spots for available NBA free agents

    ESPN "NBA training camps opened this week, and players from all 30 franchises are preparing to refine their skills and build chemistry with their teammates for the 2022-23 season. But a handful of serviceable players are still unsigned and not yet sure which team they will be helping..." September 28

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Grizzlies entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "The NBA training camps are officially here, so teams will be making their final evaluations on who could be in the starting lineup or even be moved. With the regular season starting in less than a month, organizations do not have much time left to make those decisions. The Memphis Grizzlies..." September 28

  • Inside the seven days that led to Suns owner Robert Sarver's stunning exit

    ESPN "It looks for all the world like a glorious, carefree day at the Silverleaf Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. The setting for the charity golf tournament benefiting Phoenix Suns stars Chris Paul's and Devin Booker's foundations -- the private, Tom..." September 28

  • Predicting Every NBA Team's Best Closing Lineup

    Bleacher Report "Most basketball players, at some point in their lives, want to be starters. There's just something innately satisfying about that designation. For plenty of teams, there's at least an argument that the starting five isn't the most important lineup, though. A lot of squads..." September 28

  • Suns' Deandre Ayton says he hasn't spoken to coach Monty Williams since Game 7 benching

    ESPN "Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton said he hasn't spoken with head coach Monty Williams since he was benched during a stunning Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in May. Ayton had a tense summer with the Suns, signing a four-year, $133 million..." September 28

  • Memphis Grizzlies Land Jae Crowder In Major Trade Scenario

    NBA Analysis "Everybody has needs. At a base level, we all have the same needs. If you don’t get food and water, you won’t survive – and good luck without shelter. NBA teams have needs too. At the same time, we have needs that are specific to ourselves as well. Some people..." September 27

  • Report names 4 contenders that could trade for Jae Crowder

    Larry Brown Sports "Jae Crowder’s new NBA home will likely be well east of Phoenix. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Monday on the latest efforts by the Suns to trade the veteran forward Crowder. Charania specifically named four contending teams (the Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas..." September 27

  • 5 NBA Championship Hopefuls That Might Be Getting Too Old

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is a marathon. Add a postseason that lasts months, and it's an ultramarathon. The length of the campaign alone can make things difficult on an older roster. The intensity of games (particularly postseason games), can essentially knock those rosters out of the chase..." September 27

  • Buy or Sell 2022 NBA Lottery Teams to Make 2023 Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "For the 14 teams denied entry to the 2022 NBA playoff party, the promise of the upcoming 2022-23 campaign is a reminder they don't have to be resigned to the same fate. Not most of them, at least. While a few squads have seemingly already committed to piling up losses..." September 27

  • Buying or Selling Top Viral Quotes from NBA Media Day

    Bleacher Report "Hope typically springs eternal on NBA media days, and that was the case for just about every team throughout the league on Monday. Every year, we hear about players who are in the best shape of their lives, those who've gained 10 pounds of muscle (or lost 10 pounds of unwanted..." September 27

  • Unusually low-key Deandre Ayton addresses Robert Sarver, contract and upcoming Suns season

    AZ Central "Deandre Ayton has always displayed a wide range of emotions. Sometimes serious, sometimes silly, but he's usually upbeat. Not Monday. The Suns center was low key for him at the team's media day at Events on Jackson, leaving many to interpret what it..." September 27

  • Predicting the Best NBA Offenses Ahead of 2022-23 Season

    Bleacher Report "At no time in NBA history have offenses been more dynamic than they are now, with the past two seasons producing the highest ratings (112.0 or higher) since data collection expanded in the 1973-74 season. Some of last year's best teams have only added to their scoring..." September 26

  • Suns Coach Monty Williams 'Disgusted' By Robert Sarver N-Word Use

    Arizona Sports "Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones, head coach Monty Williams and players on Monday expressed their disbelief in the investigation of team owner Robert Sarver that led to him opting to sell the franchise. “I would say just a state of shock,” Jones said at the..." September 26

  • Jae Crowder, Suns mutually agree to sit out training camp while team finds trade

    Yahoo! Sports "Jae Crowder won’t play for the Phoenix Suns this season. Crowder will sit out from training camp this week after he and the Suns mutually agreed to find a trading partner for him, the team announced on Sunday afternoon. It’s unclear who the Suns..." September 26

  • Every NBA Team's Best and Worst Value Contract

    Bleacher Report "A couple of decades ago, the amount of money NBA teams now guarantees to their players would've been unimaginable. This summer, Nikola Jokic signed a five-year, $264 million extension which is the biggest in league history. By the end of this deal, his career earnings will be..." September 24

  • The Michael Jordan trump card Adam Silver nearly played if Robert Sarver wouldn’t sell Suns

    Clutch Points "Adam Silver took a ton of heat over the punishment he dished out to Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver amid the serious workplace allegations made against him. Fans felt the year-long suspension was too soft. $10 million is just a drop in the bucket for a billionaire. Even LeBron James..." September 24

  • Here's 5 potential coaches to replace Ime Udoka if Celtics suspension leads to firing

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics announced Thursday that Udoka has been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season for “violations of team protocols.” Keep in mind that he just led the franchise to the 2022 NBA Finals in his first season as head coach. Udoka was involved in an..." September 23

  • Every NBA team’s biggest question heading into training camp

    The Athletic "The NBA is (almost) back. Over the next week, teams across the league will hold their individual media days with training camp and the preseason to follow. Safe to say, there are a lot of looming questions entering training camp. Has your team addressed all it needed to..." September 23

  • Kendrick Perkins Reveals His Top 5 Players In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is in a pretty interesting place right now. As the older generation of NBA greats begins to fade, a new cast of characters is taking up the mantle and slowly edging out the same guys they grew up admiring. The result has been a rapidly-changing league that has destabilized the..." September 23

  • Lowering NBA Draft age minimum doesn’t help anyone. Especially not the players

    The Athletic "It’s no secret NBA commissioner Adam Silver has made lowering the NBA Draft age minimum from 19 to 18 a clear priority. He’s brought it up many times over the years and firmly believes the NBA should allow 18-year-olds to enter the draft. “I’m on..." September 23

  • 2 potential trade candidates for the Miami Heat

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat finished last season with the best record in the Eastern Conference at 53-29, no small feat in a conference that has shaped up to be extremely competitive. They also came terribly close to making it back to the NBA Finals, just falling short to the eventual runner-up..." September 22

  • Predicting Every NBA Team's Starting Lineup and Top Reserve This Season

    Bleacher Report "NBA training camps open everywhere over the next week, with plenty of players looking to secure their spots in opening lineups. With so many big names changing teams this offseason (Donovan Mitchell, Dejounte Murray, Rudy Gobert, Jalen Brunson, Christian Wood, Collin Sexton, Jerami..." September 22

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Hornets entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "The Charlotte Hornets did not make any major move in the 2022 offseason. Outside of adding Dennis Smith Jr. and re-signing Cody Martin, not much has changed on their roster. The rest of the league seems like they are improving drastically. The Boston Celtics added Malcolm Brogdon. The Cleveland..." September 22

  • The Suns can move beyond Robert Sarver, but they still have questions to answer

    The Athletic "The Suns have dodged the thunderstorm. Robert Sarver’s announcement Wednesday that he’s tapping out, and will sell the Phoenix Suns and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, was a desperately needed balm for a franchise that was facing the hell of having no..." September 22

  • A $1 billion punishment? What Robert Sarver selling the Suns and Mercury could net him

    The Athletic "When the NBA suspended Robert Sarver last week for one year and fined him $10 million after the league’s investigation found he had used racist language, demeaned women, bullied employees and oversaw an organization with a hostile workplace environment that discriminated against..." September 22

  • Robert Sarver Was Pressured by Adam Silver, NBA Governors to Sell Phoenix Suns

    Bleacher Report "Publicly, NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended his decision to suspend Phoenix Suns governor Robert Sarver for one year. Privately, Silver reportedly put "pressure" on Sarver to exit the league entirely. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported Silver and other team..." September 21

  • Steve Kerr doubles down on defense of Robert Sarver over racism allegations

    Clutch Points "Separate investigations into his alleged workplace misconduct confirmed that Robert Sarver repeated the n-word on multiple occasions. During his time with the Phoenix Suns, though, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr maintains he never saw any behavior from the disgraced owner that could he..." September 21

  • 5 most unrealistic but awesome candidates to buy Suns from disgraced owner Robert Sarver

    Clutch Points "On September 13, 2022, an NBA independent investigation found that Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver “clearly violated workplace standards” by repeatedly using the N-word, “engaged in instances of inequitable conduct toward female employees,” and..." September 21

  • Robert Sarver seeking buyers for Suns, Mercury

    The Score "Suspended Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver is beginning the process of selling both franchises, he announced in a statement on Wednesday. Sarver was handed down a one-year ban and $10 million fine by the NBA on Sept. 13 following an..." September 21

  • Trade Targets to Put NBA Contenders Over the Top

    Bleacher Report "For NBA teams fortunate enough to find themselves in the championship race, a little greed can be a good thing. The margin for error at the Association's apex is either wafer-thin or simply nonexistent. Teams must be over-prepared for anything the basketball gods throw their way,..." September 21

  • 2 potential trade candidates for Knicks entering 2022-23 NBA training camp

    Clutch Points "In the 2020-21 NBA season, Tom Thibodeau led the New York Knicks to the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons. In the 2021-22 season, though, the Knicks couldn’t replicate that magic, finishing 37-45 and 11th in the Eastern Conference. Heading into Year 3 of the “Tibs”..." September 21

  • LeBron James responds to big Robert Sarver news

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James has issued a response to the news that Robert Sarver will sell the Phoenix Suns in the wake of a workplace misconduct investigation. Sarver announced Wednesday that he would sell both the Suns and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury after the NBA found that he used..." September 21

  • Jae Crowder 'Would Welcome a Return' to Heat

    Bleacher Report "Jae Crowder may be on the trading block, and the veteran wing reportedly would be happy reuniting with the Miami Heat. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: "We hear Jae Crowder would welcome a return to the Heat and ESPN's Brian Windhorst—while..." September 21

  • What's next for NBA's top 100? Expect Paolo Banchero to move in, and Russell Westbrook to move out

    CBS Sports "The only constant in the modern NBA is change. Players get better. They get worse. They change teams. They retire. The Boston Celtics were below .500 more than halfway through last season and came two wins short of a championship. There is no such thing as a status quo in..." September 21

  • Suns signing G Frank Jackson to non-guaranteed deal

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns are signing guard Frank Jackson to a non-guaranteed deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Suns’ roster currently sits at 14 players on traditional contracts, plus a pair of two-way contracts, meaning there is one spot open..." September 21

  • Blockbuster Trade Ideas for 2022-23 NBA Season

    Bleacher Report "While the summer trade period has died down as we approach training camp, it's never too early to explore what deals may take place during the 2022-23 regular season. After we watched All-Stars such as Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Dejounte Murray switch teams this offseason,..." September 20

  • 3 Best Future Landing Spots For Giannis Antetokounmpo

    NBA Analysis "Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t waste much time getting back into the gym this offseason. After his Bucks were eliminated in the second round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs, Antetokounmpo was quickly back at work, preparing to play for Greece in..." September 20

  • Ranking the NBA's Top Sleeper Teams for 2022-23

    Bleacher Report "The basketball world is buzzing as the 2022-23 NBA campaign creeps closer. The defending champion Golden State Warriors sit atop the throne, but their list of challengers is as daunting as it is long. The Boston Celtics regrouped from their Finals loss and added Malcolm Brogdon. The..." September 20

  • Draymond Green says NBA owners should vote whether Robert Sarver should be out as Suns owner

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green called on NBA owners to hold a vote to terminate Robert Sarver's position as owner of the Phoenix Suns. "I'm asking that there be a vote," Green said on "The Draymond Green Show"..." September 20

  • NBA Experts Debate One-and-Done Rule Pros and Cons

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's eligible draft age has been debated since it was increased to 19 in 2005. For the past 17 years, fans have wondered if the league would ever return to a model where high school stars could enter the draft at 18 years old. Now, that "if" looks far more..." September 20