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  • Winners And Losers From 2020 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago was among the most memorable in recent league history. Saturday night’s events were something else. The game itself the following night did not disappoint in any way. While the early going lacked defense and intensity, the end of the..." February 17

  • Fans Roast Chaka Khan's NBA All-Star Game National Anthem Performance

    Complex "Many of the pregame festivities that took place prior to the NBA All-Star Game earned rave (or at the least very positive) reviews, including Jennifer Hudson's Kobe tribute, and Dr. Dre's own Kobe tribute. Unfortunately (hey, we all have bad days), Chaka..." February 17

  • 3 More Changes NBA Should Make to All-Star Game Format

    12 Up "The new NBA All-Star Game format was a huge success. The changes created a competitive environment in the fourth quarter that had never been seen before in the event. Yet, a few more changes could be made to enhance what was already a solid idea. As with all new concepts,..." February 17

  • Kim and Kanye Courtside for Kobe Bryant Tribute at NBA All-Star Game

    TMZ "The Kobe Bryant tributes were AMAZING at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night ... and some of the biggest stars in the world were front and center for all of the emotional moments. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sat courtside at the United Center in Chicago --..." February 17

  • Former Wizard Marcin Gortat announces retirement

    NBC Sports "Long-time NBA veteran, and former Wizard, Marcin Gortat is retiring from the NBA, the center announced in a video via the Polish news station TVP. At 35-years old, the big man had been out of the league this season following spending 2018-19 with the Los Angeles Clippers. In the..." February 16

  • NBA All-Star Game format, explained: What to know about new 2020 rules, tribute to Kobe Bryant

    Sporting News "Unlike previous versions of the NBA All-Star Game, every quarter will matter in this year's contest. When captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo meet for the 2020 All-Star Game on Sunday (8 p.m. ET, TNT), their teams could be bringing a little more..." February 16

  • The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is Decadent and Depraved

    The Big Lead "As if the last 44 years of slam dunk contests weren't enough proof, the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest should throw the entire authenticity of the event into question. Enough fans cried foul when Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon was controversially denied the slam dunk crown..." February 16

  • NBA All-Star Weekend Gets 3,000 Strippers Work in Chicago

    TMZ "The strip club cavalry has arrived in Chicago with THOUSANDS of dancers, literally, making sure NBA superstars and fans are well entertained during All-Star Weekend!!! The good folks at Ocean Gentleman's Club, Factory and Club O tell TMZ Sports ... they've hired Last..." February 16

  • NBA renames All-Star MVP award to honor Kobe Bryant

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA has renamed its All-Star Game MVP trophy the Kobe Bryant MVP Award in the wake of Bryant’s tragic death. Commissioner Adam Silver announced the renaming at his annual All-Star weekend news conference on Saturday. " February 15

  • 5 NBA stars who must step up in second half of the season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA is now at its All-Star break. While the second half of the season has already started, the “unofficial” second half represents a time that teams get more serious. Contenders vie for playoff positioning. Stars attempt to step their game up. Those who struggled..." February 15

  • Latest group of Rising Stars highlights major flaws with NBA Draft's age game

    Sporting News "On the day he was selected in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Warriors, former Villanova forward Eric Paschall was 22 years old with another birthday looming in less than five months. Most of the league's teams make their choices on a policy of age over beauty, so he had to..." February 15

  • Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headline 8 finalists for Hall of Fame

    NBA.com " The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today at NBA All-Star Weekend the finalists from the North American and Women’s committees to be considered for election in 2020. The Class of 2020 will be announced Saturday, April 4th at NCAA..." February 14

  • 6 NBA Players Who Shockingly Never Made an All-Star Game

    12 Up "The NBA never fails to infuriate its fan base with maddening All-Star snubs. In 2020, players like Devin Booker (until Damian Lillard's untimely groin injury), Bradley Beal, and Zach LaVine were the most notable studs left off the rosters. Because those snubs..." February 14

  • 5 realistic trade proposals for Sixers star Joel Embiid

    Sportsnaut "We’ve seen the frustration on his face. We’ve heard the Philadelphia 76ers fans boo him. We’ve watched the team struggle as a whole at times this season. Things are not going too swimmingly for All-Star center Joel Embiid and his Sixers right now. It has led to..." February 14

  • 2020 NBA All-Star Game tickets most expensive ever

    SLAM Online "When the NBA All-Star Game returns to Chicago on February 16, 2020, it will be the third time the Windy City has hosted the event, but the first time in more than 30 years. Where To Buy NBA All-Star Game & Weekend Tickets Primary market tickets for the NBA All-Star game,..." February 14

  • Scott Brooks explains why Wizards making playoffs would be good for team's future

    NBC Sports Washington "There is a solid and well-supported argument that the best result of the 2019-20 season for the Washington Wizards would be a lottery pick. With John Wall recovering from a ruptured Achilles, they would likely be bounced quickly in the first round. So, might as well take your lumps and get..." February 13

  • Players Trained By Kobe Bryant Are At The Top Of The League

    Fadeaway World "As we continue to mourn the great Kobe Bryant, his impact on the game is still prevalent when watching today’s NBA. We all know the global impact Kobe had due to his dedication to his craft and is great, but many players today are showcasing an improved skillset thanks to Kobe..." February 13

  • Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

    Page Six "Jennifer Hudson is set to perform a tribute to Kobe Bryant during Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Chicago, the NBA announced Thursday. The singer, a Chicago native, will sing ahead of player introductions. " February 13

  • Max Kellerman: Dwight Howard is a Hall of Famer

    The Big Lead "On Wednesday afternoon, the First Take crew tackled a topic that I find to be quite interesting: is Dwight Howard a Hall of Famer? Max Kellerman said absolutely. Stephen A. Smith was less bullish, saying he could be, but he's definitely not a first-ballot..." February 12

  • John Wall’s Achilles rehab looks like it’s going well after latest monster dunk

    Clutch Points "Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall won’t play this season, but his Achilles rehab looks like it’s going well. Wall has been throwing down nasty dunks during his pregame workouts. The latest one was pretty filthy: On July 22, Wizards..." February 12

  • If The 76ers Move Joel Embiid, These 5 Teams Make Sense

    Fadeaway World "It wasn’t too long ago when Joel Embiid was viewed as the savior of the Philadelphia 76ers. After a stellar rookie season that was cut short due to injury, many people expected the Sixers to be the next dynasty in the league as going into the 2017 NBA draft, the Sixers were able to trade..." February 12

  • Luol Deng named ambassador for Basketball Africa League

    ABC 7 Chicago "Former NBA All-Star Luol Deng was named global ambassador for the Basketball Africa League on Wednesday. "We have a tremendous amount of talent in Africa and I am excited that some of that talent will be showcased through our new league," Deng said in a..." February 12

  • The Best Buyout Candidates For The Boston Celtics

    Fadeaway World "Buyout season is upon us and we have already seen many veteran players sign with contending teams. We have already seen Marvin Williams join the Milwaukee Bucks and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to join the Dallas Mavericks so expect a lot more signings to be made. One team that should be..." February 11

  • 10 NBA Players Most Likely to Be Traded This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Post-trade-deadline blues got ya down? We've got you covered! The offseason is one of the best times for linking up with your best front office pal and going on a summertime shopping spree. For those with minimal financial flexibility, offseason trades can be the best..." February 11

  • The 10 Most Intriguing Names on the NBA’s Buyout Market

    The Ringer "The NBA’s annual trade deadline is in the books, but teams still have one more way to add talent heading into the stretch run: dipping into the buyout market to sign players not currently under contract elsewhere in the league. On balance, the returns on such..." February 11

  • How Trade-Deadline Deals That Didn't Happen Set Stage for 2020 NBA Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NBA trade deadline saw a bevy of moves with big names changing teams, but the conversations that fell through will set the stage for more transactions heading into the draft and free agency this summer.  For example, Oklahoma City and Miami had several..." February 11

  • USA Basketball Announces 44 Finalists For 2020 Olympic Roster

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has formally announced a preliminary group of 44 players who are candidates to be part of the program’s roster for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The final roster will only consist of 12 players, so most of these finalists won’t actually play for Team..." February 10

  • Hennessy Becomes The Official Spirit Of The NBA

    Forbes.com "The NBA has a new spirit partner. Hennessy, the world’s best-selling Cognac, and the National Basketball Association announced today a multi-year partnership that makes Hennessy the official spirt of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and USA..." February 10

  • Six Australians to compete at Basketball Without Borders Global Camp at 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend

    Fox Sports "Six Australians have been selected to compete at the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp at the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Josh Giddey leads the quartet of Australian men who’ll play in the annual event, which will run from February 14-16 and consist of activities..." February 10

  • 23 Trade Exceptions Generated In Deadline Deals

    Hoops Rumors "As we explain in our glossary entry on the NBA’s trade rules, teams that complete a “non-simultaneous” deal can create what’s called a traded player exception. These are salary cap exceptions a team can use anytime during the following calendar year to acquire..." February 08

  • Wizards make fringe moves with eyes on the future

    The Sports Daily "The Washington Wizards are not afraid to partake in annual trade deadline festivities as they have for the past decade at varying levels. On Thursday before the 3 p.m. 2020 trade deadline, the Wizards acquired Shabazz Napier from the Denver Nuggets for Jordan McRae and Jerome Robinson from the..." February 08

  • Free Agent Stock Watch 2020: Southeast Division

    Hoops Rumors "very week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. 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 Southeast Division: Davis..." February 08

  • Gambler Bets $1 On 3-Pick Parlay On Players Scoring 1st Basket Of Game; Walked Away With Over $1K

    Total Pro Sports "Gamblers simply dream of a scenario like this. Typically, sportsbooks do not allow you to parlay multiple prop bets. You can parlay multiple regular bets, but not involving props. Well, one guy found a place to do it and he took full advantage of it. Social media..." February 07

  • 4 Players Who Will Be Bought Out After Surviving the Trade Deadline

    12 Up "Now with the trade deadline having come and gone, NBA teams will go bargain shopping in the NBA buyout market for low-cost, high-impact players. Whether teams are looking to cut overpaid guys, shed some salary, or looking to free up a roster spot, the buyout bin should be filled with..." February 07

  • D’Angelo Russell’s Trade Market Was Not Robust

    Yardbarker "With over a year of speculation that D’Angelo Russell would end up on the Wolves, he is finally there. The team gave up a lightly protected first-rounder, in addition, a second-round selection and Andrew Wiggins in exchange for the former No. 2 overall..." February 07

  • NBA Trade Deadline Tracker
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Follow along with every NBA Trade made during the Trade Deadline. February 06

  • NBA trade deadline produced no clear winners or losers, only questions

    The Score "Perhaps it's fitting that in a season of change, transition, parity, and uncertainty, a trade deadline rife with activity offered little clarity even after the dust settled. This was supposed to be about the winners and losers of the deadline. But, when trying to sort out which..." February 06

  • Celtics rumors: Washington Wizards wouldn’t budge on Davis Bertans, despite Celtics’ offers (report)

    Mass Live "Prior to the trade deadline, the Washington Wizards were reportedly wiling to move sharp shooter Davis Bertans in exchange for two first-round picks, and the Boston Celtics reportedly had a lot of interest. But the deadline came and went uneventfully, and according to..." February 06

  • NBA trade deadline: Ranking the most significant deals

    CBS Sports "Everyone can carefully take a step back and inhale a deep belly breath -- the NBA trade deadline has officially come and gone. As tends to happen in this league, the deadline was originally projected to be relatively quiet, but turned into quite a frenzy with good players and difference-makers..." February 06

  • Isaiah Thomas Won't Stay with LA After Trade from Wizards

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Clippers reportedly won't be keeping Isaiah Thomas after landing him in a three-team trade that also saw them acquire power forward Marcus Morris, according to David Aldridge of The..." February 06

  • Isaiah Thomas traded to Clippers as part of Marcus Morris deal

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers had a huge offseason that saw them land Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, but they did not stand pat at the trade deadline on Thursday. " February 06

  • Wizards reportedly acquire Jerome Robinson in trade with Clippers

    Number Fire "The Washington Wizards have reportedly acquired shooting guard Jerome Robinson in a three-team deal with the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks. " February 06

  • Wizards send Jordan McRae to Nuggets for Shabazz Napier

    Draftkings Nation "The Washington Wizards are trading SG Jordan McRae to the Denver Nuggets for PG Shabazz Napier, The Washington Post’s Candace Buckner reported. It appears that this is a straight one-for-one trade. " February 06

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Has Earned the Right to Answer His Phone On-Air

    The Big Lead "Adrian Wojnarowski is very busy all year 'round, but especially so around the NBA's trade deadline. It is vital that he multitask. If that means taking a phone call while on-air, then so be it. You simply cannot stop a world-class reporter from reporting. While discussing the..." February 06

  • Dennis Rodman Says He Loves Kobe Bryant, But Don't Change NBA Logo

    TMZ "Dennis Rodman says he's heartbroken over Kobe Bryant's death -- calling the guy "a mini-Michael Jordan" -- but he tells TMZ Sports the NBA should NOT change its logo to honor him. "That's a tough one," Rodman said outside of Staples..." February 06

  • What's one trade you'd like to see before the deadline?

    NBA.com "The NBA Trade Deadline is upon us, as it falls on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 3:00 p.m. ET. There have been increased rumblings about teams that could be active and players that could be on the move but we're still waiting on a GM to make a big splash. With a potentially active..." February 05

  • Wizards plan to keep Davis Bertans beyond NBA trade deadline, re-sign him this summer

    Washington Post "The NBA announced on Tuesday that Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans will be one of eight participants in the three-point contest Feb. 15 during All-Star Weekend in Chicago. And if the team sticks to its plan, Bertans will still be wearing a Wizards jersey during the..." February 05

  • NBA Announces New Format & 3-Point, Slam Dunk, Skills Challenge Participants

    Hoops Rumors "Names have been trickling out but we now have all the participants for the league’s 3-point, slam dunk, and skills challenge contests. The three-point contest will contain a new wrinkle. There will be a pair of extra shots, with one location at the top of the key to the left and..." February 04

  • Four players most likely on the move at NBA trade deadline

    USA Today "For the next three days, NBA executives will spend most of their time either texting or talking on the phone. The reason: teams will have until Thursday at 3 p.m. ET to make a deal.   Championship-contending teams want to collect one extra piece that will further their odds of..." February 04

  • Celtics with strong interest in Davis Bertans

    The Sports Daily "Via Chris Mannix: There is strong interest in Boston in Davis Bertans, who would fill a couple of needs. Bertans could join the frontcourt rotation and juice what has been a brutally bad shooting bench. The Celtics second unit is 28 in three-point shooting, per NBA.com, sandwiched..." February 04