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  • NBA trade rumors: Updating potential summer blockbusters

    Sportsnaut "NBA trade rumors will soon start picking up steam now that what promises to be an event-filled offseason is on the horizon. Some teams will look to move off expensive stars as a way to save cash. Others are going to go all in with their championship windows still wide..." May 16

  • Gilbert Arenas Selects His Top 5 Pure Scorers Of All Time

    Fadeaway World "There are many things that go into winning a basketball game. But at the core of the game, you have to score more points than the opposing team. Scoring is one of the most important skills in basketball, and the ability to get buckets in a variety of ways is crucial to being a good..." May 16

  • Top Moments from 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction

    Bleacher Report "The much-anticipated class of 2020 was finally enshrined in a ceremony at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday.  Boasting arguably the most star-studded enshrinees in history, the nine-person class was headlined by Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan. They were..." May 16

  • NBA playoff picture heading into final day of regular season

    The Score "While only one day remains in the 2020-21 NBA regular season, a lot still needs to be settled. The top spot in the Western Conference remains up for grabs, and the play-in tournament matchups aren't locked in yet. Nearly all of Sunday's games have significant..." May 16

  • NBA's positional misfits destroying an outdated system

    CBS Sports "Zion Williamson had played 70 NBA games before the New Orleans Pelicans' coaching staff decided it was time. He had already evolved into a perimeter playmaker, even initiating the offense in certain situations. On April 9, though, with Lonzo Ball out with a hip injury,..." May 16

  • Naming Every NBA Major Award Winner

    Bleacher Report "As the 2020-21 NBA season reaches its conclusion, the league prepares to dole out the following individual honors: Executive of the Year Coach of the Year Sixth Man of the Year Most..." May 16

  • Paul Pierce, Ben Wallace Reportedly Part Of 2021 Hall Of Fame Class

    Hoops Rumors "Ahead of Sunday’s official announcement, two names of the 2021 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class have been reported: Ben Wallace and Paul Pierce. Sources told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated that the legendary defensive stalwart Wallace will be..." May 15

  • Kevin Garnett’s one major regret with the Timberwolves

    Clutch Points "Kevin Garnett got honest in his Hall of Fame speech as he reflected on his long NBA career, including his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to Garnett, who won a title with the Boston Celtics in 2008 after he was traded in 2007, the only regret he has..." May 15

  • Marv Albert will reportedly retire at end of NBA Playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "After over five decades of calling NBA action, Marv Albert is calling it a career. According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Albert has decided to retire from his broadcasting duties at the end of the NBA Playoffs. A formal announcement is expected soon from Albert, and..." May 15

  • NBA plans to address players using unnatural shooting motions to draw fouls in offseason

    CBS Sports "With just a few days left in the regular season, and all but two playoff seeds still up for grabs, most of the NBA is focused firmly on the here and now. But it's never too early to start looking ahead to the future, and the league office is already making plans to address some key issues..." May 15

  • NBA Playoff Picture 2021: Standings, Predictions for Lakers, Warriors and More

    Bleacher Report "Can the Los Angeles Lakers move up to the No. 6 seed and avoid going to the play-in tournament? Or will the Portland Trail Blazers hold them off, giving the defending NBA champions a longer path back to the postseason? That's the biggest question remaining following..." May 15

  • NBA, Union Discuss Changes To Health And Safety Protocols

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and its players union are considering changes to the league’s health and safety protocols after an announcement this week from the Centers for Disease Control, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. The CDC issued a statement Thursday that “fully..." May 14

  • Gambling, ‘Gladiator’ and goosebumps: the untold stories of Kevin Garnett’s rise to Hall of Fame

    The Athletic "You probably already know Kevin Garnett is one of the most intense competitors the NBA has ever seen, but did you know he would sometimes lose in card games against his teammates on purpose because he was self-conscious of the money he was making? You probably already know Garnett..." May 14

  • Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez have an agreement on Timberwolves ownership with Glen Taylor. Now what?

    The Athletic "It is actually happening. Even after Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez entered into an exclusive negotiating agreement with Glen Taylor to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, there were still plenty of skeptics around the league that the longtime owner was actually going to go through..." May 14

  • The NBA was supposed to challenge the NFL, but has its popularity even surpassed MLB?

    The Athletic "I love Ethan Strauss’ recent series of columns on NBA ratings for a few reasons. First, they’re always fun reads because Strauss has an entertaining style of prose. Second, I’m a media nerd so I inhale any and all information in this realm. And third, it’s..." May 14

  • Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan: A Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class for the ages takes its place

    The Athletic "Rarely does a confluence occur so perfectly as this weekend’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This class – the Class of 2020, whose original ceremony date last August was postponed because of COVID-19 – cuts such a swath through the..." May 14

  • Alex Rodriguez's Group Closing Deal to Buy Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx for $1.5 BIL

    TMZ "Alex Rodriguez is finally getting into the owner's box ... he's in the final steps of closing a deal to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx for $1.5 BILLION!! A-Rod had partnered up with former Walmart exec Marc Lore to make a run at the NBA and WNBA teams,..." May 13

  • Toughest Decision For Every NBA Team In 2021 Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "It’s decision time. Each NBA team will make severe tough choices over the 2021 offseason that could determine the direction of the franchise. Some of the decisions are more critical than others, but that’s just the nature of the business. Read..." May 13

  • 5 NBA players who could break Russell Westbrook's record for triple-doubles

    Sports Keeda "Russell Westbrook only recently recorded his 182nd triple-double to become the all-time leader in this category. Westbrook's showing no signs of slowing down either, making it feasible for him to exceed 200 or even 250 triple-doubles before he decides to officially ride off..." May 13

  • NBA: One new player tested positive for coronavirus in previous week

    Pro Basketball Talk "After its worst week with coronavirus in two months – four new cases, which followed weeks of three and two – the NBA has returned to a more manageable number. NBA release: Of the 497 players tested for COVID-19 since May..." May 13

  • NBA creates Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award

    ESPN "The NBA has created a new award in honor of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's all-time leading scorer and a noted civil rights activist, that will recognize a player who best embodies his strive for social justice and racial equality, the league announced Thursday. The winner..." May 13

  • D'Angelo Russell Falls After Trying To Sit On A Sign

    Fadeaway World "Sometimes, looks can be deceiving. And for Minnesota guard D'Angelo Russell, he fell victim to the tricks of his eyes during his latest game against the Detroit Pistons. During a game break, Russ walks over to sit down on the baseline -- only to find out that it's actually..." May 13

  • Alex Rodriguez’s partner offers update on Timberwolves negotiations

    Yardbarker "A prospective ownership group that includes Alex Rodriguez still has not sealed a deal to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves, but is still sounding a note of optimism as negotiations continue. The 30-day exclusive negotiating window for Rodriguez’s group ended without a..." May 12

  • New York Knicks And Golden State Warriors Could Target Karl-Anthony Towns

    Fadeaway World "Karl-Anthony Towns has long been one of the most underrated superstar caliber players in the league. All the numbers are there, he's been an All-Star, and he is probably the best shooting center in the league. All the signs suggest that he is a superstar player, but he's only been to..." May 12

  • NBA Trade Deadline Deals Contenders and Tankers Should Have Made

    Bleacher Report "The NBA trade deadline is, in hindsight, often a land of what-ifs and regrets. Sometimes teams get in trouble by acquiring the wrong player, overpaying on the trade market or choosing the wrong direction for their franchise's future. For other teams, though, the worst..." May 12

  • In-Person NBA Draft Combine to Return for 2021

    Blazer's Edge "The lead up to the 2021 NBA Draft will feature an in-person combine this year. Unlike last year’s virtual combine, the top prospects in the 2021 class are set to take center stage in Chicago near the end of June. The Athletic’s Shams Charania provided an..." May 12

  • NBA Stars with the Most to Prove in the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Entrenched stars are not typically saddled with the burden of proof during the NBA's regular season. Their value amongst one another can be divisive, but it's a given overall. Issues with their games are, usually, matters of split hairs; otherwise they wouldn't be..." May 12

  • The Luke Walton All-Stars -- 10 players who starred in their roles in 2021

    ESPN "It's time for the 10th Annual Luke Walton All-Stars, honoring journeymen and guys who have fought to stick in the NBA. Bruce Brown, Brooklyn Nets (captain) Brown walked into the Detroit Pistons practice facility in November when his..." May 12

  • D’Angelo Russell Celebrates Girlfriend Laura Ivaniukas’ Birthday

    Black Sports Online "The T-Wolves were trash again this season, but at least DLo isn’t hurting in the ladies’ department. Things are going strong with his girlfriend Laura Ivaniukas. The Minnesota Timberwolves are almost done with another season that didn’t go exactly as..." May 12

  • 4 NBA Scouts Reassess 2020 No. 1 Pick Anthony Edwards' Future

    Bleacher Report "When it comes to Anthony Edwards, the only thing most folks want to talk about regarding his play this season is The Dunk. Yes, that dunk. It's the one in which Edwards dribbled along the baseline and rose up to deliver the dunk of the year,..." May 12

  • 7 Former NBA All-Stars Are Playing At A High Level Off The Bench This Season

    Fadeaway World "It is not easy for former All-Star players to accept a bit-part role. We have seen throughout NBA history that players don't respond to that well, and it often goes bad. We have seen how a legend like Allen Iverson failed to accept a smaller role and that effectively ended his time in the..." May 12

  • Timberwolves' Jaylen Nowell has to adjust his game after returning from injury

    Star Tribune "When Jaylen Nowell took the floor at Miami on Friday night, it was the first time since April 14 he played in a game for the Timberwolves. A right tibia contusion suffered April 3 upended Nowell's month and after a solid start to the second half of the season under new coach Chris..." May 11

  • Crowded All-NBA Field Will Impact Several Contract Situations

    Hoops Rumors "When Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer shared his early All-NBA picks this week, he rightly pointed out that limiting the field to 15 players will leave a number of worthy candidates on the outside looking in. O’Connor had to exclude worthy contenders such as Devin..." May 11

  • Arron Afflalo Renewing Bid to Buy T-Wolves Amid Alex Rodriguez Negotiations

    Bleacher Report "Former NBA player Arron Afflalo is renewing the bid from his ownership group to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. Tech entrepreneur Marc Lore and former baseball star Alex Rodriguez had an..." May 11

  • Karl-Anthony Towns’ outlook on trade out of Minnesota

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves have been bad throughout nearly all of Karl-Anthony Towns’ tenure, which has naturally prompted chatter about whether or not he’ll soon seek a trade. While other teams can daydream about KAT trade scenarios, as of right now, he seems content..." May 11

  • Group including Alex Rodriguez has not reached deal to purchase NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Spun "Alex Rodriguez really wants to become the owner of a professional sports franchise. He and now-former fiancée Jennifer Lopez had a failed bid to buy the New York Mets last year, and now he’s testing the NBA waters, attempting to buy the Minnesota..." May 11

  • 3 Players who can beat Russell Westbrook’s triple-double record

    Clutch Points "Russell Westbrook just became the triple-double king by surpassing Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for the most triple-doubles in NBA history. Albeit coming in a tough 1-point loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, the Washington Wizards star notched career triple-double no. 182 to take..." May 11

  • Lottery Races To Watch During NBA Season’s Final Week

    Hoops Rumors "Although the races for the final playoff positions in the Eastern and Western Conference will generate more excitement during the last week of the NBA’s 2020/21 season, the jockeying for lottery positioning near the bottom of the league’s standings may ultimately be more meaningful..." May 10

  • Referee Tony Brown to miss rest of 2020-21 season

    NBA.com "NBA referee Tony Brown will not officiate the rest of the regular season nor during the 2021 NBA Playoffs after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last month. “Tony is a beloved member of the NBA family, and in particular, our officiating family,” said Monty McCutchen,..." May 10

  • Twitter user creates hilarious thread of popular porn stars that compare to NBA players

    Total Pro Sports "This is the type of content social media was created for. On Sunday, Twitter user @DaMightyChiefs took to the popular social media site and created a hilarious thread comparing some of the biggest NBA players to popular porn stars For LeBron James, he compared to Abella..." May 10

  • 5 blockbuster trades the Golden State Warriors could make this summer

    Sportsnaut "Regardless of what happens moving forward on the season, the Golden State Warriors will be looking to pull off a blockbuster trade during the summer. With Klay Thompson slated to return to full health during the 2021-22 campaign and Stephen Curry playing at an..." May 09

  • NBA Playoff Picture: Standings, Bracket and Key Storylines Down the Stretch

    Bleacher Report "After winning the NBA title last season, the Los Angeles Lakers are in a bit of trouble as this year's playoffs draws closer. And if they don't turn things around soon, their appearance in the 2020-21 postseason could be brief. The Lakers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers on..." May 09

  • Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards live and learn for the Timberwolves

    The Athletic "Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards sat down next to each other after another disappointing loss. The young Timberwolves put up a fight in Miami against the Heat, but the tension that crackled throughout the game, both for the players and the trigger-happy officials, seemed to be too much at..." May 09

  • Anthony Edwards: Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns Spat Was 'Grown-Ass Men' Talking

    Bleacher Report "Anthony Edwards tried to downplay the back-and-forth between Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler on Friday, calling it a "grown-ass" conversation. "Man, they're grown men, dawg. They were just talking, having a regular conversation if you ask me. If y'all come..." May 08

  • Jimmy Butler’s hilarious NSFW jab at Karl-Anthony Towns during mid-game scuffle

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler crossed paths once again with his former teammate in Karl-Anthony Towns when the Minnesota Timberwolves visited South Beach on Friday night. The five-time All-Star didn’t forget their colorful past as he hurled expletives towards Towns midway..." May 08

  • Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns Says Anthony Edwards Should Win Rookie of the Year

    Bleacher Report "Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns took a strong stance in support of teammate Anthony Edwards' candidacy for the Rookie of the Year Award on Friday. Towns explained the double-teams faced by Edwards, the first pick in the 2020 NBA draft, are everything voters should..." May 08

  • Potential 2021 NBA RFAs Whose Qualifying Offers Will Be Impacted By Starter Criteria

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s rookie scale, which determines how much first-round picks earn during their first four NBA 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..." May 07

  • Would Gersson Rosas still make Andrew Wiggins (plus pick) for D'Angelo Russell swap?

    Star Tribune "Timberwolves fans spent the first 100 games of Gersson Rosas' tenure as team president being frustrated over the team's lack of wins. In the COVID-shortened 2019-20 season, the Wolves went 19-45; in the first half of this 72-game season they were 7-29. That's a 26-74 mark, an..." May 07

  • Why Carmelo Anthony's resurgence means so much to young NBA superstars

    ESPN "IT WAS NOV. 5, 2017, game nine for the newly formed superteam in Oklahoma City. After a bumpy 4-4 start, the Thunder were in Portland to take on a division rival. Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts had taken his spot in the narrow hallway of the Moda Center pregame to talk with..." May 07

  • Breakouts on bad NBA teams: Don't sleep on the development of these 5 players

    The Score "It's tough for the average fan to keep up with all 30 NBA teams at any point in the season, especially in these final days when some teams are clearly out of the race and playing for nothing. But while you're ignoring some of those afterthought clubs, you might miss the start of a..." May 07