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  • Re-Drafting Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the 2017 NBA Draft 2 Years Later

    Bleacher Report "A re-draft of the hyped 2017 NBA draft class would look significantly different than the original order after two seasons. Star-caliber players have emerged—just not the the ones who the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers or Phoenix Suns expected. Those three teams have..." August 23

  • The All-Time NBA “What-If” Team

    Fadeaway World "We have seen so many great players in NBA history whose careers were cut short due to injuries. Often, these injuries were severe enough that these players were not able to recover from their All-NBA form, or were even forced into early retirement. It can be particularly difficult to..." August 23

  • We Ranked NBA Teams By How Much Fun They’d Be On ‘Hard Knocks’

    Dime Magazine "Hard Knocks is appointment viewing for football fans. Every summer, HBO gets incredible access into one NFL team’s training camp, giving fans a mostly unfiltered look into teams and the people who suit up for them. This year, it’s been the Oakland Raiders, which ended up being..." August 22

  • 10 Sneaky-Good NBA Offseason Additions

    Bleacher Report "The NBA saw one of its wildest, most expensive spending sprees during this offseason's first few weeks of free agency. Lost in the shuffle of moving superstars such as Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker were the savvy veteran acquisitions of the teams that..." August 22

  • NBA Rumors: Bradley Beal-For-Lonzo Ball Trade Could Make Pelicans ‘Bona Fide Contender

    Inquisitr "When they officially traded the face of the franchise, Anthony Davis, to the Los Angeles Lakers this summer, the popular belief around the league was the New Orleans Pelicans would then unload their veterans and undergo a full-scale rebuild. However, more than a month since the Davis..." August 22

  • Wizards coach Scott Brooks explains why Bradley Beal might not be a fan of the load-management craze

    CBS Sports "The competitive portion of the 2018-19 Washington Wizards' season ended after a dismal 2-9 start, and things only got bleaker from there. John Wall got injured in December and never returned. A trade was nearly derailed when the teams involved confused two players with the..." August 22

  • If Bradley Beal leaves Washington, Miami is expected to receive “serious consideration”

    Miami Herald "Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, a top Heat target as 2021 free agency approaches, hasn’t decided whether to accept Washington’s three-year, $111 million extension or what his long-term future holds, an associate said this week. Agent Mark Bartelstein (who..." August 21

  • NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers Could Make An Offer For Bradley Beal

    Fadeaway World "The Lakers tried and failed to acquire a third superstar this summer following the trade for Anthony Davis. Instead, they filled out their roster with role-players and shooters, determined to surround their new duo with perimeter scorers. But, in an interesting twist, the..." August 20

  • NBA Stars Who Could Unexpectedly Request a Trade

    Bleacher Report "Player movement is at an all-time high in the NBA. There were 29 in-season trades in 2018-19, headlined by stars like Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris, Marc Gasol, Harrison Barnes, Otto Porter Jr., Kristaps Porzingis and Nikola Mirotic. Anthony Davis' midseason trade..." August 20

  • The Most Important NBA Rumors: Dwight Howard, DeMar DeRozan And Carmelo

    Fadeaway World "The 2020 NBA Season is almost upon us and most NBA teams currently have their rosters set, but it seems the rumors are really starting to ramp up. With players going down to injuries and players still looking to make trades to put them over the hump, teams are still being very active as we..." August 20

  • Traded First Round Picks For 2020 NBA Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The 2020 NBA draft is still 10 months away, but several teams have already traded their first round picks for that night, and more clubs are likely to do so before this season’s trade deadline. We’ll use the space below to keep tabs on each team’s first round pick..." August 20

  • 10 NBA Careers That Made You Wish Injuries Didn't Exist

    Bleacher Report "Last week, new Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL. That will likely sideline him for the entire 2019-20 NBA season and is the third serious leg injury he has suffered in the last two years. Unfortunately, Cousins is far from the..." August 20

  • NBA's Young Role Players Who Can Still Become Stars

    Bleacher Report "The next generation of NBA All-Stars will likely include De'Aaron Fox, Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell, based on their productive starts and youth. But who among the slower career starters will eventually break through? It takes some players longer. Khris Middleton just..." August 19

  • Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until December 15

    Hoops Rumors "As teams explore the trade market for potential deals to complete their rosters for training camp, there are a number of trade restrictions those clubs must take into account. For instance, recently-signed draft picks can’t be traded for 30 days and waiver claims can’t be traded for..." August 19

  • The Wizards are keeping a very close eye on John Wall in his recovery, and he prefers it that way

    NBC Sports Washington "With $170 million committed to John Wall over the next four years, the Washington Wizards will do everything they can to make sure they get his rehab from a ruptured Achilles right. The future of their franchise depends on it. So, in order to certify that things are going well, there..." August 19

  • Wizards Working Toward Deal With Justin Anderson

    SLAM Online "The Washington Wizards are working toward a deal with 25-year-old forward Justin Anderson, Fred Katz of The Athleticreports. Anderson spent 2018-19 with the Atlanta Hawks but wasn’t extended a qualifying offer at the end of last season. The training camp deal will give..." August 19

  • Does John Wall To The Pistons Make Sense?

    Inquisitr "After suffering a disappointing 2018-19 NBA season, rumors started to circulate around the Washington Wizards involving their explosive backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal. Since the NBA offseason started, the Wizards made it clear to everyone in the league that they have no intention..." August 18

  • 1 Player Every NBA Team Should Already Be Targeting at the Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The NBA trade deadline feels like it's a lifetime away. Technically, it's a shade under six months (Feb. 7, 2020), but the distance between now and then allows ample opportunity for change. An offseason of hyperactivity transformed identities all across the hoops landscape,..." August 16

  • How Players Who Declined Options Fared In Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Heading into the 2019 offseason, 27 veterans held player options on their contracts, allowing them to either opt in for the 2019/20 season or opt out and reach the open market. Of those 27 players, a dozen decided to turn down their options and become free agents. For some..." August 16

  • NBA trade rumors: Four stars who could be on the move during the 2019-20 season

    Sporting News "The 2019 offseason only confirmed what we already knew about the modern NBA: Lucrative contracts for the league's top stars, regardless of the years and dollar amounts attached, can be quickly rendered irrelevant if a general manager wants to make a move - or if a player is ready to request..." August 16

  • Rachel Nichols, Maria Taylor replacing Michelle Beadle as ‘NBA Countdown’ hosts

    Larry Brown Sports "ESPN has officially begun the process of revamping its “NBA Countdown” crew, and Michelle Beadle is being replaced as the show’s host. Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor will be named the new hosts of “NBA Countdown” for the 2019-20 NBA season, according to..." August 16

  • 2020 NBA Free Agents By Team

    Hoops Rumors "Hoops Rumors’ up-to-date list of 2020 free agents by team is below. These are players who are eligible for restricted or unrestricted free agency after the 2019/20 season. Players with team or player options for the 2020/21 season are listed, unless they’re..." August 16

  • Wizards Waive Tarik Phillip

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards have made a minor roster move, announcing today (via Twitter) that they’ve waived guard Tarik Phillip. Phillip, who turned 26 on Sunday, was signed to the Wizards’ roster at the very end of the 2018/19 season after he spent most of the year with..." August 15

  • NBA rumors: Jimmy Butler recruiting Wizards’ Bradley Beal to Miami Heat

    Newark Star-Ledger "Miami Heat All-Star forward Jimmy Butler needs some help, especially in this day and age of the NBA where superstars team up in an effort tom win titles. Butler stands alone as the Heat’s sole superstar after being acquired via a sign-and-trade on July 6, 2019,..." August 15

  • NBA Players With Trade Kickers In 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "A trade kicker is a contractual clause that pays an NBA player a bonus when he’s traded. They’re one of the tools teams have at their disposal to differentiate their free agent offers from the ones put on the table by competing clubs. Sometimes the kicker is..." August 15

  • NBA Teams That Will Exceed Expectations in 2019-20

    Bleacher Report "With free agency all but over, the hierarchy for the 2019-20 NBA season is beginning to take shape. The Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers appear set to reign over the Eastern Conference, while Los Angeles hosts both consensus Western Conference favorites in the new-look Clippers..." August 15

  • Who Are the NBA's Best Clutch-Scorers?

    Bleacher Report "Every kid who grew up shooting in the backyard or on the playground has played the situation out in his or her mind countless times: Andy brings the ball up the court. The clock is winding down. Five...four...three...two...He shoots! He scores! The crowd goes wild! Now, this is a..." August 15

  • Team USA Lost By 19 To A Team Of G-League And Overseas Players In A Scrimmage

    Dime Magazine "The Minnesota Timberwolves may no longer the owners of the most embarrassing scrimmage loss of the season after reports poured out of USA Basketball camp in Los Angeles on Wednesday that a rag-tag group of G-League and overseas players stomped all over the national team in a 36-17 win in a..." August 15

  • Wizards owner asked Obama, 77 others for advice on team's operations

    The Score "After five straight seasons with a record at or above .500, the Washington Wizards plunged to a 32-50 (.390) mark in 2018-19. The disappointing year resulted in team owner Ted Leonsis firing longtime Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld in April. The franchise-altering dismissal came..." August 14

  • How to Trade the NBA's Worst Contracts

    Bleacher Report "No contract in the NBA is untradeable, no matter how egregious or lengthy it may be. There are a few ways to move a bad deal. The Houston Rockets just demonstrated one by trading Chris Paul for another hefty contract in Russell Westbrook, also throwing in..." August 14

  • Wizards Hire Antawn Jamison In Front Office Role

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards have brought a familiar face back to the organization, announcing today in a press release that Antawn Jamison has been hired as the club’s director of pro personnel. Jamison, the fourth overall pick in the 1998 draft, spent nearly six..." August 14

  • Isaiah Thomas says he has lost nearly 20 pounds

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the smallest players in the NBA just got even smaller this offseason. Ex-All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas took to Twitter on Tuesday to reveal that he now weighs 168 pounds, noting he had not been that light since prep school.

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  • 1 Trade Every NBA Contender Should Make to Go All-In

    Bleacher Report "Maybe this is the offseason optimism talking, but the NBA's championship race looks as wide-open as it has in years. The Association no longer runs through Oakland, California. A frenetic offseason reshaped the basketball landscape several times over, resulting in..." August 13

  • The definitive guide to when booing is acceptable at an NBA game in 2019-20

    SB Nation "We at SB Nation believe NBA fans are allowed to express their frustration in the form of booing certain league figures. We also believe booing is an activity that must be practiced in moderation, under very specific circumstances that justify the behavior. That’s why Tom Ziller wrote..." August 13

  • NBA Players Entering Now-or-Never Seasons

    Bleacher Report "Even NBA lottery picks need multiple years to get acclimated. But some are running out of time.  For these struggling young players, the level of urgency varies by case. But this coming year will still be a make-or-break season for their overall..." August 12

  • Notable Free Agent Big Men Still Available

    Hoops Rumors "We’re six weeks into the NBA’s 2019 free agent period, and the market has been just about picked clean. None of our top 50 free agents of 2019 remain on the board, and news of free agent signings within the last couple weeks has focused primarily on non-guaranteed training..." August 12

  • Why are NBA superstars shunning Team USA at the World Cup?

    Yahoo! Sports "Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Zion Williamson… those are just some of the American superstars you won’t be seeing when the Fiba Basketball World Cup starts off in China on 31..." August 12

  • NBA Rumors: Wizards Could Trade Bradley Beal To Celtics For Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown, And Draft Picks

    Inquisitr "Since the 2019 NBA offseason started, rumors have continued to circulate around Bradley Beal and his future with the Washington Wizards. Though Beal hasn’t shown any sign that he is no longer happy in Washington, most people see him as one of the NBA superstars who will be traded next. At..." August 12

  • NBA Legends You Forgot Played for That One Team

    Bleacher Report "In this era of increased player movement, superstars playing their entire careers with one team are few and far between. Gone are the days of Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant and Larry Bird staying with one team for their decade-plus-long careers. Not every legend of past..." August 12

  • The Wizards have hit the reset button. What does that mean for Scott Brooks' future?

    NBC Sports Washington "The Washington Wizards now look a lot different than the team Scott Brooks took over back in the summer of 2016. Gone are core players like Otto Porter Jr., Markieff Morris, and Marcin Gortat. Instead of proven, specialized veterans, his roster is full of young players whose main selling point..." August 12

  • John Wall believes he and Bradley Beal ‘need another shot at it’

    Clutch Points "Washington Wizards star point guard John Wall believes he and shooting guard Bradley Beal “need another shot at it.” Wall said last week he thinks Beal is going to sign a contract extension with the Wizards this summer. Washington offered Beal a three-year..." August 11

  • Heat Believe They Can Get John Wall Back To All-Star Level In Potential Trade

    Real GM Basketball "There is "internal belief" within the Miami Heat organization that they could get John Wall back to his previous All-Star level should they trade for the point guard as part of a package for Bradley Beal, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Wall is likely to..." August 09

  • Notable Free Agent Wings Still Available

    Hoops Rumors "We’re nearly six weeks into the NBA’s 2019 free agent period, and the market has been just about picked clean. None of our top 50 free agents of 2019 remain on the board, and news of free agent signings within the last week or two has focused primarily on non-guaranteed..." August 09

  • The NBA Will Release The Full 2019-20 NBA Regular Season Schedule On Monday

    Dime Magazine "The first game of the NBA regular season is still roughly three months away, but we’ll know every game on the schedule well before then. The NBA is set to release the full, 82-game schedule on Monday, August 12 at 3 p.m. ET, giving fans a chance to start planning for possible trips to see..." August 08

  • The NBA's Most Underrated Offseason Pickups

    Bleacher Report "The NBA offseason was dominated by the movement of stars, and for good reason: Jimmy Butler, Mike Conley, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Al Horford, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul, D'Angelo Russell, Kemba Walker and Russell..." August 08

  • Jerry Colangelo admits he was ‘disappointed’ in dropouts, but there’s nothing he can do to change their mind

    Clutch Points "USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo has invited more than 50 players to participate in Team USA’s training camp and the consequent FIBA 2019 World Cup that begins at the end of the month. Yet the longtime architect of this project has been disappointed at the recent wave of..." August 08

  • Notable Free Agent Guards Still Available

    Hoops Rumors "We’re nearly six weeks into the NBA’s 2019 free agent period, and the market has been just about picked clean. None of our top 50 free agents of 2019 remain on the board, and news of free agent signings within the last week or two has focused primarily on..." August 08

  • 6 Players That Need To Break Out Next Season

    Fadeaway World "Being a young player in the NBA is not an easy thing, especially if you enter the league with high expectations. Top-ranked prospects are asked to deliver right away, but making adjustments to get settled in the league can take some time. Prospects can get a free pass during their..." August 08

  • Every NBA Team's Biggest L of the Offseason

    Bleacher Report "While the NBA offseason is in a brief hibernation, we can explore how rosters will look for the 2019-20 season. Some teams, most notably the Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets, had historic summers thanks to free agency and the trade market. Others, like the Charlotte..." August 08

  • Wizards ownership promises to be ‘more involved’

    NBC Sports Washington "Those who work for the Washington Wizards can expect to see managing partner Ted Leonsis around more often. After conducting a months-long restructuring of the organization, Leonsis discovered there could be benefits to a more hands-on approach from ownership, not necessarily in a..." August 07