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  • NBA Owner Sounds off on NBA All-Star Weekend King of Court Proposal

    Heavy "NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most anticipated during the NBA season with dazzling and jaw-dropping events, such as the celebrity game, the rising stars’ game where you get you to see the league’s upcoming talent all in one place. There’s the three-point..." January 17

  • Rodney Dangerfield is the Most Disrespected Man in the NBA History

    The Big Lead "Disrespect is a funny thing. Athletes and those tasked with motivating athletes find it everywhere. Draft position. Public opinion. Betting odds. Predictions from talking heads. If you aren't with a team, you're against them. If you're not propping them up, you're bulletin board..." January 16

  • Another tough loss has Bradley Beal thinking the Wizards need a culture change

    NBC Sports Washington "Bradley Beal was uncharacteristically down following the Wizards' 115-106 loss to the Bulls Wednesday night. With the loss, Washington dropped to 13-27 on the year, so losing isn't exactly new to this group. As the leader of the team, Beal has regularly answered for each..." January 16

  • Wizards are 'not in a rush' with John Wall's return

    NBC Sports Washington "The 2019-20 Wizards have been equal parts fun and absurd, but the general understanding is that this team is building for the future.  And one of the biggest question marks moving forward is the long-term health of John Wall, who will most likely miss the entire season to fully..." January 14

  • Tony Parker Is The Only Player With A Positive Record Against All 30 Teams, Including San Antonio Spurs

    Hoops Hype "Tony Parker announced his retirement last summer following a memorable career that saw him win four NBA titles and make the All-Star Game six times. His final year with the Hornets was not the stuff of legend, but one particular event during that season made his NBA career even more..." January 14

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler reveals his 5 toughest players to guard

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league today. Recently, the four-time All-Defensive team member penned an article for The Players’ Tribune, wherein he openly spoke about some of the most challenging..." January 13

  • Two-Way Contract Situations To Watch This Week

    Hoops Rumors "January 15 is the last day that NBA teams can sign a player to a two-way contract this season. After that date, teams can still waive two-way players or promote them to their 15-man rosters, but they can’t bring aboard new players on two-way contracts as replacements. With that..." January 13

  • Wizards' Bradley Beal, Thomas Bryant return against Jazz

    ESPN "Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal and center Thomas Bryant returned to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Utah Jazz. Beal started Sunday's game, while Bryant was slated to come off the bench. Both players will be on a minutes..." January 12

  • Wizards sign Anzejs Pasecniks to multi-year deal

    The Score "The Washington Wizards have signed Anzejs Pasecniks to a multi-year deal, the team announced Sunday. In a pair of corresponding moves, the Wizards waived C.J. Miles and signed Jonathan Williams to a two-way..." January 12

  • Wizards To Waive C.J. Miles

    SLAM Online "The Washington Wizards are waiving veteran guard C.J. Miles, Candace Buckner of the Washington Postreports. The move gives the team an additional standard roster spot which they intend to use on Anzejs Pasecniks. Miles landed in Washington after a midseason salary dump from the..." January 12

  • Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Sportress of Blogitude "The All-Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend is often one of the more entertaining events of the three-day league showcase, simply due to the novelty of watching stars chucking up shots. With ESPN televising the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, it is not a..." January 10

  • Instagram model Tammy Hembrow: Entire sports team has invaded my DMs

    New York Post "Model and fitness influencer Tammy Hembrow is Australia’s hottest Instagram star right now — and at least one sport team agrees. The 25-year-old social media starlet has opened up on the number of direct messages she has been receiving recently from athletes around the..." January 10

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Ish Smith Channels His Inner Steve Nash For The Wizards

    Hoops Rumors "MVP chants broke out during the Wizards‘ upset victory over the Celtics, drowning out the thousands of Boston fans that, at times, made the Capital One Arena feel like the TD Garden. Ish Smith, who had 59 points off the bench over his past two games, had again taken control of..." January 08

  • Eric Stern opens up about his dad David Stern, former NBA commissioner

    USA Today "Eric Stern appreciated all the words said and written about his father, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year’s Day. “It’s all very nice,” Stern told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview. But what also had tremendous meaning to..." January 08

  • Nick Young isn't inviting D'Angelo Russell to his wedding

    TMZ "With Nick Young getting ready to tie the knot to fiancee Keonna Green -- our guy asked an interesting question ... does D'Angelo Russell get an invite to the wedding?! Nick's response??? "HAHAHAHA!!!" Look, in a way ......" January 08

  • Nationals mount voting campaign to get Wizards' Bradley Beal to NBA All-Star Game

    NBC Sports Washington "As the NBA All Star Game approaches, the Washington Nationals are pushing for fans to vote for Wizards' guard Bradley Beal...even though he rooted for the Cardinals in the NLCS. Earlier this month, the first returns in All-Star Game voting showed Beal in ninth place..." January 08

  • The Top 5 Best Destinations For Lakers' Kyle Kuzma

    Fadeaway World "With the Trade Deadline approaching, many teams are expected to make changes to their rosters. While many of the teams expected to make some moves are fringe playoff teams, there are a handful of teams at the top of the league record-wise that could look to dabble in the trade market. One team..." January 08

  • Lakers Reportedly Among Multiple Teams Interested In Davis Bertans

    Silver Screen And Roll "NBA trade rumors season is officially in full swing, as leaks about what the Los Angeles Lakers want to do just keep coming. However, while most of the news so far has been about what they will or won’t do with Kyle Kuzma, the latest update about who L.A...." January 08

  • NBA reconsidering playoff reseeding proposal

    Sportsnet "The NBA is reportedly reconsidering a proposal that would have reseeded the four conference finalists during the playoffs based on regular season record, re-shaping the league’s playoff structure, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Under the NBA’s..." January 07

  • NBA Execs Rip Load Management

    Bleacher Report "Want a surefire way to get almost any NBA coach to roll their eyes, snort or make some other derisive gesture? Mention load management. That is, as long as they're sure no one is looking. To be caught dismissing the practice would be "career suicide," says..." January 07

  • Wizards Hope To Promote Anzejs Pasecniks Soon

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards made a pair of roster moves over the weekend, waiving Justin Robinson and Johnathan Williams, but they may not be done. According to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post, the Wizards would like to promote Anzejs Pasecniks to the 15-man..." January 07

  • Celtics, Nuggets Among Teams Eyeing Davis Bertans

    Yardbarker "While the Wizards have suggested both privately and publicly that they’re interested in retaining Davis Bertans beyond this season, that hasn’t stopped teams from showing interest in the veteran sharpshooter as next month’s trade deadline..." January 06

  • 3 potential trades for Kevin Love

    The Score "Kevin Love could use a change in scenery. The veteran power forward's stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to a head after a reported outburst toward general manager Koby Altman on Saturday was followed up by an on-court..." January 06

  • From Danilo Gallinari to Chris Paul, 75 players who could be moved before Feb. 6

    CBS Sports "Just before the 2019 trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies, hoping that he would be the final piece of a championship-worthy puzzle. On their way to their first title in franchise history, they outlasted the Philadelphia..." January 06

  • Wizards Waive Justin Robinson

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards have waived rookie point guard Justin Robinson, the team announced in a press release. Robinson signed with Washington in July after going undrafted out of Virginia Tech. He spent most of his time in the G League, averaging 14.2 points and 6.1 assists..." January 05

  • Nuggets HC Michael Malone unloads on team after 'embarrassing' loss

    USA Today "Unhappy might be an understatement to describe Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone in his postgame press conference. "We didn’t show up," Malone said after the Nuggets, a contender in the Western Conference, lost to the Washington Wizards, a basement dweller in the..." January 05

  • Washington To Waive Johnathan Williams

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards will waive Johnathan Williams, tweets Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. The second-year center signed with Washington on December 26 under the hardship provision. He appeared in five games, starting four, and averaged 4.2 points and..." January 05

  • 6 Blockbuster Trades We Want To See This Season

    Fadeaway World "A couple of weeks ago, we finally had our first trade of the 2019-20 NBA season. Jordan Clarkson was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Dante Exum and 2 second-round picks and this trade looks to be a win-win for both sides. Clarkson wasn’t in the plans for the Cleveland Cavaliers..." January 04

  • Three Trade Destinations For Pistons Center Andre Drummond

    The Big Lead "The Detroit Pistons went all-in when they traded for Blake Griffin in February of 2018. Just under two years later, nothing has gone right. Griffin had a career year in 2018-19, but his body failed him as the playoffs approached and Detroit was swept by Milwaukee in the first round. Three..." January 04

  • Isaiah Thomas fined $25,000 for making ‘inappropriate contact’ with referee

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA had no sympathy for Isaiah Thomas’ run-in with a referee on Friday night. In the second minute of the Washington Wizards’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Thomas was trapped by the defense and started to fall towards the sidelines. He ended up pushing a..." January 04

  • Wizards' Isaiah Thomas ejected for shoving referee in chest

    Sporting News "Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas may be heading back to the suspended list after he shoved a referee Friday night. " January 03

  • Nets Expected To Sign Chris Chiozza

    Hoops Rumors "After being waived by the Wizards in December, point guard Chris Chiozza is expected to sign with the Nets, reports Ben Standig of The Athletic (via Twitter). Brooklyn is shaking up the back of its roster this week, having already released injured..." January 03

  • From Charles Barkley to Joel Embiid: The fight to modernize the NBA big man

    ESPN "JOEL EMBIID RELISHES the opportunities to launch 3-pointers. The execution of that shot, the 7-foot Philadelphia 76ers center believes, classifies him as a modern NBA player, a multifaceted big man whose skills and athleticism should not -- and will not -- confine him to a..." January 03

  • Teams targeting Knicks’ Marcus Morris, Wizards’ Davis Bertans in trade talks

    Clutch Points "The NBA trade deadline is just over a month away, which means the rumor mill is about to start getting hot. Two names already in the mix are New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris and Washington Wizards sharpshooter Davis Bertans, whom teams are targeting in..." January 03

  • Garrison Mathews warned viewers that he was a 'professional shooter'

    NBC Sports Washington "Before he torched the Heat for a career-high 28 points Monday night, Garrison Mathews made sure to warn us about his sharpshooting to our own Chris Miller.       

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  • The NBA Wouldn't Be the NBA Without David Stern

    Complex "The 1984 NBA Draft, held in the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden, was a revolution that was barely televised—it was shown on the USA Network in the middle of a weekday afternoon. What are today household names didn’t get beamed into many households. There were future Hall of..." January 02

  • Jimmy Garoppolo’s Ex-Adult Film Star Hookup Kiara Mia Reveals She Has an NBA Player Who Pays Her For Sex

    Black Sports Online "Mia Kiara says she is the reason that Jimmy G and the 49ers are back in the playoffs. Hard to argue her point. Jimmy G has been balling and it started when he took her out on a date before having sex with her.  " January 02

  • LeBron James on David Stern: ‘He definitely should have something named after him’

    USA Today "LeBron James eulogized David Stern for his global vision and shrewd negotiating tactics. But with Stern passing away on Wednesday at age 77, the Lakers star suggested another way to honor the late NBA Commissioner. “He definitely should have something named after..." January 02

  • All NBA teams will wear black jersey stripe for the rest of the season as tribute to David Stern

    The Big Lead "David Stern, longtime former commissioner of the NBA, passed away on New Year's Day at the age of 77. The league released a statement on his passing, and teams and players everywhere have been giving their thoughts on the man who became a figurehead for the game of basketball. " January 02

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead 1st All-Star voting returns

    NBA.com "The Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the NBA and their respective conferences in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting presented by Google.  Doncic leads Antetokounmpo by 599 votes for the top spot among all players...." January 02

  • Buying or Selling NBA's Biggest Breakout Players

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season was always destined to be one for the ages. The injury bug dismantled the Golden State Warriors dynasty (or at least put it on a one-year hiatus). Dynamic duos sprouted up across the hoops landscape with Hollywood as the backdrop, where the Los Angeles Lakers..." January 02

  • Michael Jordan Among Strong Reactions to David Stern’s Death

    Heavy "Basketball fans are mourning the death of former NBA commissioner David Stern, who passed away on Wednesday. Per the NBA, the 77-year-old suffered a brain hemorrhage on December 12 and was hospitalized as a result. Adam Silver, Stern’s successor and current NBA..." January 01

  • ‘He thought big’: David Stern ushered in the modern NBA

    Sportsnet "The NBA All-Star Game is an annual gathering of some of the most gifted people on the planet — where some of the biggest and brightest among us shine. But so often in years past at All-Star Weekend, the event that carried the most weight — that was most anticipated by..." January 01

  • Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 after brain hemorrhage

    CBS Sports "David Stern, the former commissioner of the NBA, has died at 77 after suffering a brain hemorrhage in December, the NBA announced Wednesday.  Stern was the commissioner of the NBA from 1984 through 2014, presiding over a period of immense growth for professional..." January 01

  • Wizards’ rookie Rui Hachimura “several more weeks” with groin injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "Already out the past seven games after teammate Isaac Bonga accidentally kicked him in the groin, it looks like the Wizards will be without their promising rookie for a while longer. Via Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington. Rui Hachimura will be out several more weeks..." January 01

  • Isaiah Thomas explains what he thinks went wrong for Kyrie Irving in Boston

    New York Daily News "In Celtics history, Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas are linked and viewed on opposite ends of the fanbase’s spectrum. Thomas, the former 60th overall pick, overachieved and grinded, playing hurt and exceeded expectations while advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. Irving,..." December 31

  • Ranking the top five sports video games of the 2010s

    Sporting News "The landscape of sports gaming has changed dramatically over the last decade, with a reduction in the number of games produced, evolution of distribution and a shift in newly prioritized features to maximize the revenue they generate. While there is legitimate reason to be frustrated..." December 31

  • Again: Cord Cutting is NOT the Biggest Reason For NBA Ratings Hiccups

    The Big Lead "The reasons for NBA ratings declines this season have been debated ad nauseam, but I keep seeing the decline in cable and satellite subscribers presented as the biggest variable. While it is certainly a factor, it is not the prevailing one. Every other major sport this year has weathered cable..." December 31

  • Wizards' Bradley Beal (leg) to sit out second straight game

    ESPN "Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal will not play in Monday's game against the Miami Heat because of right lower leg soreness, coach Scott Brooks said. It's the second consecutive missed game for Beal, but the team said he's expected to practice..." December 30