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  • Every NBA Team's Worst Contract This Season

    Bleacher Report "Bad contracts come in all shapes and sizes in the NBA, with nearly every team possessing at least one deal they regret. For the purpose of this article, we're only focusing on contracts vs. production for this season only. Some players may have worse long-term deals overall,..." February 27

  • What we know about all 30 teams ahead of the 2021 NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets started the trade season in January when former MVP James Harden was acquired in a four-team deal. The Harden addition strengthens what many had already considered a championship contender in Brooklyn. What else should we expect between now..." February 26

  • College Seniors Must Petition NBA To Be Draft Eligible This Year

    Yardbarker "The NBA will require college seniors to petition the league for inclusion on the early-entry list in order to become draft-eligible this year, ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony reports. The NCAA granted all winter athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic,..." February 26

  • Shaquille O’Neal hilariously changes tack on criticizing young players

    The Sports Rush "The 2020-21 NBA season is almost halfway through. With the All-Star break approaching, there is a lot to be reflected upon about this half. The Los Angeles Lakers, are stuck in a rut, after having a hot start to the season. The Utah Jazz are ablaze, with a league-best 26-6 record. The..." February 26

  • Canada Goose and Rhude Collab on Vests for NBA All-Star Players

    Complex "Players at this year’s NBA All-Star Game will be staying warm in style thanks to a collaboration by Canada Goose and L.A.-based brand Rhude. The two brands will release limited-edition Canada Goose freestyle vests to be worn by the players selected for the 2021 All-Star..." February 26

  • T-Wolves' Malik Beasley suspended 12 games for felony charge

    The Score "Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley will be suspended 12 games by the NBA in relation to conduct stemming from charges against him this past offseason, The Athletic's Shams Charania reports. "I will take this time to reflect on my..." February 25

  • This is why the NBA likely will never change its logo

    Larry Brown Sports "The topic of the NBA potentially changing its logo has come back into focus this week thanks to Kyrie Irving, but it remains unlikely that we are going to see a new logo at any point in the near future. Why? Money, of course. The current NBA logo was designed in 1969 and features the..." February 25

  • 5 Best NBA Reunions That Should Happen

    Fadeaway World "A lot of time in the NBA, a player is associated with a certain team: for example, someone like Shaquille O’Neal is always associated with the Lakers. But in this era of commonplace player movement, players often switch teams for a variety of reasons. Even if players do leave a team where..." February 25

  • 2021 NBA Draft: Best Fits for G League Star Jalen Green

    Bleacher Report "Jalen Green was a projected top-five NBA draft pick entering the G League bubble, and he's delivering on those expectations. Lottery teams can now start thinking about how he fits with their roster, feeling more confident that he's the real deal.  Through..." February 25

  • NBA Rising Stars Challenge Removed from 2021 All-Star Weekend

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has canceled the Rising Stars Challenge for the 2021 All-Star break, according to Mark Medina of USA Today. The annual event showcases the top rookies and second-year players in the league, but the game will be cut this year amid changes because..." February 25

  • Kyrie Irving Calls for Kobe Bryant to Be the New NBA Logo

    Complex "Kyrie Irving reignited the discussion around changing the NBA logo to Kobe Bryant with an Instagram post on Wednesday. The Brooklyn Nets point guard shared a mock-up/tribute of the late Bryant in the place of the silhouette of Jerry West, who occupies the..." February 24

  • The 10 Greatest Second-Round NBA Draft Steals Since 2010

    Fadeaway World "There have been many famous NBA Draft steals in recent memory. However, how many came in the second round? You might actually be surprised at how many current and former NBA stars were second-round picks between 2010 and 2020. Whether they were picked with the first five picks of the..." February 24

  • NBCA conveys ‘disappointment’ with Timberwolves’ coaching hire

    Sportsnaut "The National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) called out the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday for the quick hire of new head coach Chris Finch, expressing a “level of disappointment” with the team’s process. In a statement, Dallas Mavericks..." February 24

  • NBA releases 2nd-half schedule

    NBA.com "The NBA today released its game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the Second Half of the 2020-21 regular season, which will begin Wednesday, March 10 and conclude Sunday, May 16. The Second Half..." February 24

  • NBA reports 2 positive COVID-19 tests in last week

    The Score "Two of 455 NBA players tested for COVID-19 in the last week returned positive results, the league announced Wednesday. The NBA reported five positive tests among players a week ago... " February 24

  • Karl-Anthony Towns shares how much Giannis Antetokounmpo has tried to help him

    Larry Brown Sports "There was nothing but love between Karl-Anthony Towns and Giannis Antetokounmpo after their teams played on Tuesday night. Giannis’ Milwaukee Bucks beat Towns’ Minnesota Timberwolves 139-112 to improve to 19-13 on the season. Giannis had 37 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists..." February 24

  • 3 ideal Kristaps Porzingis trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Reports surfaced earlier this week that the struggling Dallas Mavericks were interested in pulling off a Kristaps Porzingis trade. It has become all-too obvious that the Unicorn is not that second star behind Luka Doncic to lead Dallas to championship contention. Injuries coupled..." February 23

  • D’Angelo Russell has strained relationship with fired coach Ryan Saunders?

    Larry Brown Sports "Ryan Saunders became the first NBA head coach to be fired this season, and some friction with one of his star players may have been partly to blame. Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reported this week that the fit between the ex-Minnesota Timberwolves coach and guard..." February 23

  • Alessia Cara to perform Canadian anthem at 2021 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Canadian singer/songwriter and Grammy Award winner Alessia Cara will be among the artists performing prior to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Cara became the first Canadian ever to win a Grammy for "best new artist," earning the..." February 23

  • Twitter Debates Who Is The Biggest #NBAAllstar Snub After The List Was Released

    Black Sports Online "The NBA is officially announcing the Allstar game reserves tonight but when you’re Shams you get the list earlier than everyone else. Shams tweeted out the reserves list which include Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Zion Williamson, and..." February 23

  • Damian Lillard, James Harden among reserves selected by league's coaches

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Game starters last Thursday, but given the somewhat predictable nature of picking the top five players in each conference, tonight's reveal is the more important one. On Tuesday, the league unveiled the seven All-Star reserves for each conference as selected..." February 23

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Would Blow Up The 2021 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It may seem like we'll have to satisfy our NBA transaction fix by wondering about Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond buyouts (which...meh). But if this season has demonstrated anything, it's that we never really know when a big move is coming. James..." February 23

  • 5 reasons why the Minnesota Timberwolves should tank the 2020-21 season

    Sportsnaut "Sitting in last place among Western Conference teams in the NBA standings, the Minnesota Timberwolves have very little chance of making the playoffs. Not only do they have the lowest winning percentage in the West, but they also have the worst record in the entire NBA. Usually, teams..." February 23

  • Karl-Anthony Towns learned of Ryan Saunders’ firing while scarfing down pizza

    Clutch Points "Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was just trying to enjoy a pie with his father when news first broke that the team had fired head coach Ryan Saunders. Towns revealed he was eating pizza when he received the news, much in the same fashion as the casual..." February 23

  • Karl-Anthony Towns still committed to Minnesota Timberwolves despite turmoil

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite his team seemingly crumbling around him, Karl-Anthony Towns is holding the line. After a loss to the New York Knicks over the weekend, the Minnesota Timberwolves star reaffirmed his long-term commitment to the team. " February 23

  • The Wolves Make a Drastic Move to Address Their Iffy Future

    The Ringer "Ryan Saunders never really had a chance to succeed. The Wolves fired Saunders on Sunday after losing to the coach that he replaced two seasons ago (Tom Thibodeau) and falling to 7-24, the worst record in the NBA. But Minnesota would have struggled over the past two years no matter who was in..." February 23

  • NBA All-Star reserves: Damian Lillard a lock, but the rest not so easy

    USA Today "Picking NBA All-Star starters is easy. Selecting the reserves is difficult, and it’s up to NBA coaches to make the decisions. When the 2021 All-Star reserves are announced Tuesday on TNT, worthy players will be rewarded for the seasons they are having. We see you,..." February 22

  • LeBron James reacts to David Vanterpool Timberwolves snubbing as HC

    Clutch Points "Perhaps even more relevant than the recent firing of Ryan Saunders is the fact that the Minnesota Timberwolves organization glossed over current assistant coach David Vanterpool for the newly-opened post. Personalities from around the league have had their..." February 22

  • Chris Finch departure proves Raptors have built something worth imitating

    Sportsnet "Nick Nurse turned in early after one of the most satisfying wins of the season on Sunday night, but at about 1 a.m. he found himself awake and checked his phone, which is when he learned the Toronto Raptors machine would once more have to keep moving ahead without a key..." February 22

  • Timberwolves' front office was drawn to experience of new coach Chris Finch

    ESPN "The international experience and worldly perspective of newly hired Minnesota Timberwolves coach Chris Finch were what intrigued president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas. During Monday's introductory news conference, Rosas welcomed the former Toronto..." February 22

  • The Timberwolves need a lot more help than swapping head coaches

    The Score "When Chris Finch was named the Minnesota Timberwolves' new head coach Monday, the basketball journeyman became the third man to hold the position in under 26 months. That type of coaching turnover is indicative of the overall turmoil and futility that have plagued the..." February 22

  • 5 Best Targets For The Miami Heat Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat made the NBA Finals last season, shocking everyone with their play as a defensive team. Led by their new signing Jimmy Butler, the Heat played like a team that deserved a chip and injuries destroyed their chances. But this season, they are struggling to find their form and are..." February 22

  • Is There Any Hope for the Timberwolves?

    Bleacher Report "What do you do when 29 NBA teams still have at least an outside shot of making the playoffs and you're the one franchise already out of the running? Search for a quick fix? Develop your young guys? Tank? For the Minnesota Timberwolves, it starts with the..." February 22

  • The Timberwolves Hour-Long Coaching Search is Shady and the NBA Should Be Mad

    The Big Lead "The Minnesota Timberwolves fired Ryan Saunders on Sunday night and then announced the hiring of Toronto Raptors assistant coach Chris Finch. It all happened so fast. Too fast, really. And the NBA should have a lot of questions about a situation that seem to have very obvious..." February 22

  • NBA Teams Bracing Themselves for the Worst Schedule They've Ever Seen

    Bleacher Report "As the NBA prepares to release its schedule for the second half of the 2020-21 season, teams are reportedly prepared for a backloaded slate of games. "They are bracing themselves for the worst schedule they've ever seen. All kinds of five games in seven nights, all..." February 22

  • Which players are on track to cash in on All-Star, All-NBA and other contract bonuses in 2021?

    ESPN "The honor of being selected as an All-Star is not the only thing on the line when the reserves are announced Tuesday night. There are five players who could combine to earn $5 million if they are selected to the All-Star Game. Here's our look at each player who has an All-Star..." February 22

  • Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum question Timberwolves' decision to pass over David Vanterpool for coaching job

    CBS Sports "  The Minnesota Timberwolves have the worst record in the NBA, and because of that, they became the first team to make a coaching change this season. On Sunday night they fired head coach Ryan Saunders after less than two years on the job, and have..." February 22

  • Timberwolves fire coach Ryan Saunders; finalizing deal with Raptors assistant Chris Finch

    ESPN "The Minnesota Timberwolves are finalizing a multiyear deal on Monday to make Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch the franchise's new coach, sources told ESPN. Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas fired Ryan Saunders on Sunday,..." February 22

  • NBA Reporter Nate Duncan Goes Viral For Hating On Anthony Edwards Dunk Of The Year

    Black Sports Online "Did you know the game Allen Iverson crossed over Michael Jordan the Sixers lost? I certainly didn’t. Frankly, almost any amazing basketball highlight I have ever seen I couldn’t tell you if the team won or lost. The reason is that you care more about..." February 20

  • LeBron James gives stamp of approval to Anthony Edwards’ epic dunk

    Larry Brown Sports "Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards’ ridiculous dunk on Yuta Watanabe Friday night gained the attention of the entire NBA world, including some of the game’s biggest stars. If you missed it, Edwards’ posterization might be the dunk of the year, even though..." February 20

  • NBA Trades to Prevent a Los Angeles Lakers Championship Repeat

    Bleacher Report "There's a long way to go in the 2020-21 NBA season. A lot can change between now and the playoffs. But at the moment, it feels like a Los Angeles Lakers repeat might be the safest prediction for a championship (assuming Anthony Davis is healthy). So far, L.A...." February 20

  • 10 NBA Superstars Who Forced A Trade

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is a league that allows a lot of player mobility. Players switch between teams all the time, whether through a free agency or a trade. Sometimes a player is traded because a team wants to move them from the roster. But other times, players get traded because they request the trade..." February 20

  • Everyone is Right About the Anthony Edwards Dunk

    The Big Lead "Anthony Edwards, the first overall pick in the latest NBA draft, delivered the dunk of the year last night against the Toronto Raptors. It came in a game that his Minnesota Timberwolves lost and highlighted some of the early struggles Edwards has had acclimating to the professional theater...." February 20

  • 76ers' Doc Rivers to coach Team Durant in All-Star Game

    NBA.com "Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers and his staff will coach Team Durant in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. With tonight’s 112-105 home victory over the Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia (20-10, .667)..." February 20

  • Free Agent Stock Watch: Northwest Division

    Hoops Rumors "Throughout the season, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents this off-season. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Northwest..." February 20

  • Raptors' Patrick McCaw to return vs. Timberwolves; Kyle Lowry, OG Anunoby out

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors will have Patrick McCaw back in their lineup against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, but Kyle Lowry's return will have to wait a while longer. Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said McCaw, who has yet to appear in a game this season..." February 19

  • Predicting the reserves at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta

    Sportsnet "Whether you agree with it or not, the NBA will be holding an all-star game on March 7. The league announced its starters Thursday, with Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid getting the nod in the East, and Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Kawhi..." February 19

  • 7 Best Big Men For The Los Angeles Lakers

    Fadeaway World "The Lakers look primed for a very deep Playoffs run this season, thanks in part to a fantastic selection of superstar players including LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Anthony Davis has an aggravated Achilles injury that will keep him out of action for the next..." February 19

  • NBA teams expected to see draft of second-half schedule as early as this weekend

    ESPN "The NBA is expected to share with teams a draft of the league's second-half schedule as early as this weekend, or likely next week, sources told ESPN. The NBA released only the first half of the schedule in order to build in flexibility to make up games postponed due to health and..." February 19

  • 5 NBA Teams That Should Trade for Andre Drummond

    Complex "As we near the NBA All-Star break, it appears that the NBA trade rumor mill is getting hot. We’ve already broken down the potential Blake Griffin moves out there, but he’s not the only big likely to be on the move in the next few weeks. According to both Woj and..." February 19