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Dose: Lillard Time
Tommy Beer recaps another Damian Lillard game-winner, a dominant effort from Joel Embiid and Kyrie Irving's brilliant all-around performance.
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Special edition of our morning-after thoughts on Mavericks' 0-2 road trip
SALT LAKE CITY - It's been a rough, rough week, but we slog through it just the same. And we couldn't have a Sunday morning without our second-chance points after the Mavericks' 97-90 loss to Utah on Saturday night in the snowy conditions outside of the J
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
LaMelo Ball is here for Russell Westbrook's clap back at Zaza Pachulia
Russell Westbrook's viral reaction to Zaza Pachulia's dirty tactics have officially reached (at least) as far as Lithuania. LaMelo Ball couldn't help but crack up on Twitter after seeing the Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star and reigning MVP snap at the medi
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Brad Stevens Doesn't Expect Gordon Hayward To Return This Season
Brad Stevens Doesn't Expect Gordon Hayward To Return This Season
RealGM - Sunday, February 25
Caldwell-Pope's season-high 34 points help Lakers top Kings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) During a five-minute span in the third quarter, everyone in the Golden 1 Center knew where the ball was going when the visiting Los Angeles Lakers were on offense. That didn't mean the Sacramento Kings could do anything to stop Ken
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Holiday helps Pelicans edge Bucks 123-121 in OT
Jrue Holiday scored 28 of his season-high 36 points after halftime to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 123-121 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Holiday added nine rebounds and six assists for New Orleans, which held on for its seaso
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Van Gundy: NCAA maybe worst organization
Stan Van Gundy didn't mince words about the NCAA in wake of the FBI's investigation into college basketball, calling it "one of the worst organizations" in sports.
ESPN - Sunday, February 25
Pelicans 123, Bucks 121 (OT): Jason Terry's last gasp is too late
For a moment, it looked like the Milwaukee Bucks might have found a way to survive a sloppy second half and a tense overtime period. Down by two, they got the ball to Giannis Antetokounmpo, who missed a baseline jumper. However, the rebound found Jason Te
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Gregg Popovich on Fox News pundit attacking LeBron James: “Unbelievable”
Pop called LeBron a superhero for young fans, applauding him for being a role model despite political pundits coming at the Cavaliers star.
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
UPDATE 4-NBA Results
Feb 25 (OPTA) - Results from the NBA games on Sunday (home team in CAPS)(start times are EST) CHARLOTTE 114 Detroit 98 New Orleans 123 MILWAUKEE 121 (OT) San Antonio 110 CLEVELAND 94 WASHINGTON at Philadelphia (20:00) DENVER at Houston (20:00)
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Sources: Ersan Ilyasova to work toward deal with 76ers after Hawks buyout
Ersan Ilyasova has averaged 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds this season. After he completes a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks, forward Ersan Ilyasova is planning to work toward an agreement with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ilyas
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Pelicans close it out in overtime against Bucks | Pelicans Live
Pelicans close it out in overtime against Bucks | Pelicans Live
FOX Sports - Sunday, February 25
NBA: news, Philadelphia 76ers, Ersan Ilyasova, Atlanta Hawks buyout
THE Philadelphia 76ers are preparing for playoff basketball. According to NBA insider for Yahoo Sports Shams Charania, the Sixers are the favourites to sign buyout candidate Ersan Ilyasova. Currently on the books with the Atlanta Hawks, Ilyasova is report
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Jrue Holiday on Pels finishing off Bucks in Overtime
Jrue Holiday and the New Orleans Pelicans hang on and get the W on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks.
FOX Sports - Sunday, February 25
Detroit Pistons, Stan Van Gundy desperately seeking answers from bench
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy says there is blame for everyone after a 114-98 debacle in Charlotte on Sunday, Feb. 25. CHARLOTTE — Stan Van Gundy might want to try pulling names randomly out of a hat to solve the bench issues. It just might be more effec
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Spurs' Gregg Popovich says LeBron James should keep speaking out
LeBron James speaks his mind and that's part of what makes him a superhero to Gregg Popovich
CBS Sports - Sunday, February 25
Why constant arguing and dirty plays make the Warriors as annoying as entertaining
In an utterly shocking development, Draymond Green was hit with his 15th technical foul of the season in the Warriors' 112-80 win over the Thunder on Saturday. One more tech and he'll be suspended for a game, and then another game for every two additional
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
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Get all the latest news and happenings from around the NBA with RealGM's Basketball Wiretap.
RealGM - Sunday, February 25
Jimmy Butler Undergoes Successful Surgery On Meniscus
Jimmy Butler Undergoes Successful Surgery On Meniscus
RealGM - Sunday, February 25
Isaiah Thomas says Cavaliers were in 'panic mode' when they traded him to Lakers
When the Cleveland Cavaliers turned their roster upside down on deadline day, one of the players they sent away was Isaiah Thomas.  That they traded the former All-Star point guard to the Lakers after he had played just 15 games with the team was both sh
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
NBA #SoleWatch Power Rankings for February 25
Due to the All-Star break, the NBA week was shortened, but stars around the league brought out their best kicks when play resumed. Sole separation was a big story this past week, with Vince Carter and Isaiah Thomas running the risk of playing in vintage
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Gregg Popovich strongly supports LeBron James' courage to speak out
CLEVELAND (AP) -- San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich hopes LeBron James never stops speaking up.
NBA.com - Sunday, February 25
Kyrie Irving Calls Out Zaza Pachulia For Cheap Shot On Russell Westbrook
Zaza Pachulia was at it again Saturday night, and Russell Westbrook wasn't the only one who's had enough of the Golden State Warriors center's dirty play. Pachulia appeared to intentionally fall on Westbrook's legs during the fourth quarter of the Warrior
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
GAME RECAP: Hornets 114, Pistons 98
Dwight Howard leads the Hornets to a 114-98 victory over the Pistons with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
NBA DFS for February 25: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy basketball picks
Before you enter a daily fantasy basketball tournament for NBA action on Sunday, February 25, you need to hear what professional DFS player Mike McClure has to say. McClure has more than $1 million in career DFS winnings and is rolling through the NBA sea
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Gregg Popovich Calls LeBron a 'Brilliant Example for Millions of Kids' For Speaking His Mind
Gregg Popovich praised LeBron James for speaking his mind.
Sports Illustrated - Sunday, February 25
SVG: Blame everybody for no-show vs. Hornets
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy says there is blame for everyone after a 114-98 debacle in Charlotte on Sunday, Feb. 25.
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Wolves: All-Star guard Butler has successful knee surgery
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves say All-Star guard Jimmy Butler underwent successful meniscus surgery on his right knee.
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Grizzlies limp into Boston to face thriving Celtics
To say the numbers are against the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night at TD Garden would be an understatement. Oh, and they have lost five straight games to the Celtics, falling each of the last three seasons in Boston. To make things tougher, top scorer Ty
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Nets' Hollis-Jefferson to make return against Bulls
A month ago, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson strained his right groin during a blowout loss in Milwaukee against the Bucks, and since then the Brooklyn Nets have been in a significant tailspin. The Nets will get good news Monday when Hollis-Jefferson is expected
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Celebrating Black History Month with NBA referees: Karl Lane
Of the 65 referees in the NBA this season, nine attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In celebration of Black History Month, we explore the unique bond that these officials have with one another and the impact that attending an HBCU had o
NBA.com - Sunday, February 25
Timberwolves: All-Star guard Jimmy Butler has successful knee surgery
The Minnesota Timberwolves say All-Star guard Jimmy Butler underwent successful meniscus surgery on his right knee. The team announced Sunday that the operation was performed by Dr. Diane Dahm at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dahm is the team's orthopedic sur
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Hornets LIVE To GO: Hornets steamroll Pistons for fourth straight win
Hornets 114 Pistons 98
FOX Sports - Sunday, February 25
New Clipper Bradley out for up to 3 weeks
The Clippers are planning on being without recent acquisition Avery Bradley for a few weeks, after the shooting guard suffered a sports hernia.
ESPN - Sunday, February 25
Struggling Knicks face another tough challenge against Warriors
Two days after hosting the No. 2 team in the Eastern Conference in a 121-112 loss to the Boston Celtics, the struggling New York Knicks welcome the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors to Madison Square Garden on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. After a brief repr
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Howard leads Hornets over Pistons 114-98 for 4th win in row
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Something has changed for the Hornets' bench in the last three game. Cody Zeller calls it "rhythm." Frank Kaminsky calls it "flow." No matter what name this newfound chemistry goes by, it has added up to the best play of the seaso
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Pacers have turned rebounding from weakness into strength
INDIANAPOLIS – Rebounding, once a weakness for the Indiana Pacers, has recently been a strength. The Pacers (34-25) have outrebounded their last four opponents, and not coincidently, they have won four straight games. Is this just a temporary phase the
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Jr NBA Clinic in Los Angeles | Thunder Insider
Jr NBA Clinic in Los Angeles | Thunder Insider
FOX Sports - Sunday, February 25
Player Development with the OKC Blue | Thunder Insider
Player Development with the OKC Blue | Thunder Insider
FOX Sports - Sunday, February 25
New Clipper Bradley out for up to 3 weeks
Lawrence Murray PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- In a season that has been marred by injuries to almost everyone, the LA Clippers are preparing for another starter to miss an extended period of time. Shooting guard Avery Bradley, who was just acquired by the Clippe
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Knicks' Trey Burke working to shed reputation as poor defender
Trey Burke can score. That much has never been in doubt. Instead, what's held the former No. 9 overall pick back in his young career - which has included stops with three NBA teams and an extended G-League stint in less than five seasons - is his commitme
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Grizzlies notebook: Evans, Parsons questionable but Gasol will return against Celtics
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol talks about expectations following the All Star break. BOSTON – Grizzlies center Marc Gasol conceded that he will rest when asked for the sake of helping the development of younger players with increased playing time. Gasol s
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Popovich: LeBron should keep speaking out
LeBron James "possibly has more impact off the court" through social activism than on it, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of the Cleveland Cavaliers star on Sunday.
ESPN - Sunday, February 25
Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler diagnosed with meniscal injury in right knee
UPDATE (2:43 p.m. ET): Timberwolves have announced that forward Jimmy Butler underwent successful meniscus surgery this morning on his right knee. The operation was performed by Team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Diane Dahm at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
NBA.com - Sunday, February 25
Feb. 18-Feb. 24: #MeToo Hits The NBA – The Zeitgeist
This bombshell report comes just after the NBA's annual All-Star festivities, during which team owner Mark Cuban appeared on the inaugural episode of House Call, a podcast hosted by retired Hall-of-Fame player Julius Erving. That appearance made news when
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Wolves' Butler undergoes meniscus surgery
Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star guard Jimmy Butler has undergone surgery on the meniscus in his right knee, the team announced Sunday.
ESPN - Sunday, February 25
Russell Westbrook, Paul George call out Zaza Pachulia after dangerous fall
Another physical game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors has reignited the debate about Zaza Pachulia's style of play.
NBA.com - Sunday, February 25
Walton lauds KCP with legal woes resolved
Feeling healthy and free of the legal burden that resulted in a 25-day sentence for a probation violation earlier this season, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope tied his career high with eight 3-pointers as the Lakers beat the Kings on Saturday.
ESPN - Sunday, February 25
Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler out indefinitely after surgery to repair meniscus in right knee
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that forward Jimmy Butler underwent successful meniscus surgery this morning on his right knee. The operation was performed by Team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Diane Dahm at Mayo Clinic in Roc
NBA.com - Sunday, February 25
Wolves' Butler undergoes meniscus surgery
ESPN Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler has undergone surgery on his injured meniscus, the team announced Sunday. The Timberwolves announced that Butler's surgery, performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was successful. He has been
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Spurs vs Cavs LIVE Stream: How to watch San Antonio against Cleveland online or on TV
The Cavaliers look like a brand new team having traded half their roster earlier this month, orchestrating several trades. George Hill, Larry Nance Jr, Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hill have slotted in well at Cleveland so far. But the Cavaliers know they w
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Trey Burke ties renaissance with Knicks to renewed faith
Trey Burke went from top-10 pick to out of the league in four years. But he is on the rebound after finding himself in New York.
ESPN - Sunday, February 25
Spurs vs Cavs EXCLUSIVE: What to expect and who to watch out for in NBA Sunday clash
GETTY San Antonio Spurs @ Cleveland Cavaliers The San Antonio Spurs travel to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first NBA Sundays presented by NBA 2K18 match-up since the break for All-Star weekend. The Cavs will be somewhat of an unknown quantity for the Sp
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Stan Van Gundy on the NCAA: 'Maybe the Worst Organization in Sports'
"They certainly don't care about the athlete," Stan Van Gundy said about the NCAA.
Sports Illustrated - Sunday, February 25
Thomas: Cavaliers 'were in panic mode'
Isaiah Thomas, who was shipped to Los Angeles during Cleveland's very active trading deadline, didn't think the Cavs would give up on him so quickly.
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
How high do the Mavs have to be picking to draft a franchise player?
Tim Cowlishaw: I don't think any draft has five franchise players. How many franchise players were in the last draft? The first pick certainly wasn't one. Do we know for sure that Lonzo Ball is one? I suppose Duke's Marvin Bagley III is one this year. Mis
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Gordon Hayward Traveling with Celtics Discussed by Brad Stevens
While Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward remains unlikely to return to the court this season, he may be able to travel with his teammates in March depending on how his work on an antigravity treadmill progresses. "It doesn't look like it's any time in the
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Westbrook on Pachulia: 'He tried to hurt me'
A heated Russell Westbrook went off on Zaza Pachulia on Saturday night, accusing the Warriors center of intentionally falling on his leg and trying to hurt him late in the third quarter of a game Golden State won 112-80.
ESPN - Sunday, February 25
Why the Warriors value Andre Iguodala's intangibles, downplay his low shooting numbers
NEW YORK – Before he even heard the first question, Warriors forward Andre Iguodala declined the interview. He knew the line of inquiry. Iguodala has averaged the fewest points (5.4), 3-point field-goal percentage (22.9) and playing time (25.5 minutes)
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
NBA Plays of the Week: Feb. 22-24
NBA.com - Sunday, February 25
Sixers-Wizards preview: Looking for rare win in D.C.
Keith Pompey has been with our sports team since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men's basket
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Wizards vs. 76ers odds, picks: Data scientist who is 18-9 says line is way off
Stephen Oh has his finger on the pulse of Wizards basketball and released a play for Sunday
CBS Sports - Sunday, February 25
Why constant arguing and dirty plays make the Warriors as annoying as entertaining
The Warriors don't have any interest in winning a popularity contest. They're fine winning titles.
CBS Sports - Sunday, February 25
Watch: Russell Westbrook Calls Out Zaza Pachulia for Being a Dirty Player
This isn't the first time Zaza Pachulia has found himself in the spotlight for his "intentional/not intentional" style of play.
Sports Illustrated - Sunday, February 25
Jazz edge Mavericks 97-90 for 12th win in 13 games
Jazz edge Mavericks 97-90 for 12th win in 13 games
FOX Sports - Sunday, February 25
Durant, Warriors get first win over Westbrook, Thunder this season
After 2 lopsided losses to OKC, Durant leads Warriors rout
FOX Sports - Sunday, February 25
Lillard's last-second layup caps Blazers comeback and sinks Suns
Devin Booker scored 30 points for the Suns, losers of 14 of their last 15.
FOX Sports - Sunday, February 25
Wolves Fastbreak: Everyone contributes with Butler out
On tonight's Wolves Fastbreak, Quincy Lewis says every member of the Minnesota Timberwolves needs to keep contributing as long as Jimmy Butler is out.
FOX Sports - Sunday, February 25
Isaiah Thomas says Cavaliers were in 'panic mode' when they traded him to Lakers
The Cavs traded Thomas at the deadline after just 15 games
CBS Sports - Sunday, February 25
NFLPA director: NBA could model ratings fix
If declining TV ratings are a problem for the NFL, its players would like to know what can be done about them. NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith told ESPN on Saturday that he has recently met with executives at several of the leag
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Coach Tyronn Lue says not to expect LeBron James to have “rest” games
"I told you I want to play every game." —LeBron James
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Mavs' Nerlens Noel on Kevin Hart's YouTube show: 'I'm expecting to get a lot of games'
In an interview with SportsDay insider Eddie Sefko, Carlisle said Noel, who worked in some contact drills during two practice days before Friday's game, will not play until at least Monday against Indiana. "I just feel like I'm going to go out there and
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Isaiah Thomas on Trade to Lakers: Cavaliers Were in 'Panic Mode'
Isaiah Thomas shared his thoughts about the Cavaliers' decision to trade him after just 15 games.
Sports Illustrated - Sunday, February 25
This time, it's Golden State's turn to blow out Oklahoma City
After a slow start marred by poor shooting, the Warriors broke open a close game against the Thunder for a statement win.
ESPN - Sunday, February 25
Slender Man, squirrel fur and Velcro: how the Lakers' young stars are bonding off the court
Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma represent the Lakers' future, but in the present the young trio is developing chemistry in the most 21st century way possible: by roasting each other on social media.
ESPN - Sunday, February 25
Isaiah Thomas: Cavaliers Were in 'Panic Mode' with Lakers Trade
Isaiah Thomas viewed the Cleveland Cavaliers' flurry of trade-deadline moves as a signal the front office was feeling the effects of a rough January.  Speaking to ESPN's E:60 for an upcoming episode that will air March 11, Thomas said he thought the te
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Daily News - February 25, 2018
**NOTE: The news clips and articles listed don't necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of the Cleveland Cavaliers or their Basketball Operations staff, partners, or sponsors.** Author: Staff Report Publication: Cavs.com The Cavaliers (35-23) are back i
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Zaza Pachulia Says Russell Westbrook Calling Him a Dirty Player Is 'Childish'
"You know Zaza. You know his history," he noted, per Medina. "You know nobody pushed him. He aimed where he was going to fall. That's Zaza making a Zaza play. He's on the end of hurting a lot of guys." Even Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving weighed in, com
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
IT: Lakers trade result of Cavs in 'panic mode'
Traded to Los Angeles after playing in only 15 games in Cleveland, Isaiah Thomas told E:60 that the Cavaliers showed desperation in sending him away.
ESPN - Sunday, February 25
Watch Kyrie Irving drop 31 on Knicks in Celtics’ win
Kyrie Irving had 31 points, nine rebounds and eight assists on the night.
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Lakers News: Kobe Bryant 'Needed' Shaquille O'Neal To Win NBA Championship After Trade To Heat
The dominant duo of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal helped propel the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive NBA championships at the start of the millennium. But one of the most successful stretches in franchise history would come to an end in 2004, wh
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Kevin Durant powers Warriors past Thunder
LOS ANGELES Kevin Durant delivered 28 points and Stephen Curry finished with 21 points and nine rebounds as the Golden State Warriors improved to 46-14 with a 112-80 win over Oklahoma City. After a see-saw first half the defending league champion Warriors
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Black History Month: Erik Spoelstra on Will Smith
Miami Heat's Erik Spoelstra reflects on the amazing career of Will Smith, from Grammy-winning hip-hop artist to global superstar.
FOX Sports - Sunday, February 25
Kyrie Irving says NBA should 'take a look' at Zaza Pachulia after incident with Russell Westbrook
After Zaza Pachulia fell on Russell Westbrook's legs during a game on Saturday, NBA fans speculated that it appeared to be another example of dirty play from the Golden State Warriors forward. Celtics guard Kyrie Irving seemed to agree with the sentiment.
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Sixers seek longest winning streak since 2003
The last time the Philadelphia 76ers won eight consecutive games, Larry Brown was coaching Allen Iverson on a team who was two years removed from an NBA Finals appearance. Joel Embiid was a nine-year-old in Cameroon and Ben Simmons was a six-year-old in A
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
As Spurs struggle on the road without Kawhi, Pop says team has to 'play for themselves'
San Antonio lost in Denver on both sides of the All-Star break. In between, the team has had to come to the reality that it can't count on Kawhi Leonard's return.
ESPN - Sunday, February 25
Can Dejounte Murray be the next great Spur?
San Antonio's rising star isn't satisfied with being the team's new starting point guard.
ESPN - Sunday, February 25
Warriors' Zaza Pachulia keeps benching in perspective
Before Warriors practice Wednesday evening, head coach Steve Kerr sat center Zaza Pachulia down and told him the news: The next night, when Golden State hosted the Clippers, Pachulia would come off the bench for the first time since joining the Warriors i
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Can Dejounte Murray be the next great Spur?
Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2010 Previously covered Bears for ESPN.com Played college football at West Texas A&M Follow on Twitter SAN ANTONIO -- Nicknamed "Baby Boy," second-year San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray presid
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Kurtenbach: Why I don't think Zaza Pachulia intentionally fell on Russell Westbrook
COLUMNIST DIETER KURTENBACH: Three big things in the Warriors win over the Thunder. Click here if you're having trouble viewing the video orgallery on your mobile device. I have seen all the evidence, and I have listened to impassioned arguments on both s
Yahoo Sports - Sunday, February 25
Memphis Grizzlies' Tyreke Evans out vs. Heat, to have MRI on injured ribs
MIAMI (AP) -- Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans will undergo a precautionary MRI Sunday on injured right ribs that forced him to miss their game at Miami.
NBA.com - Saturday, February 24
Memphis Grizzlies' Tyreke Evans to undergo MRI on injured ribs
MIAMI (AP) -- Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans will undergo a precautionary MRI Sunday on injured right ribs that forced him to miss their game at Miami.
NBA.com - Saturday, February 24
Jimmy Butler Diagnosed With Torn Mensicus
Jimmy Butler Diagnosed With Torn Mensicus
RealGM - Saturday, February 24
Bobby Portis’ Time to Shine
Bobby Portis talks to Basketball Insiders about his increased role on offense, the Bulls' young core of talent and more.
Basketball Insiders - Saturday, February 24
Timberwolves Announce Jimmy Butler Has 'Meniscal Injury'
The Timberwolves said an MRI showed that Jimmy Butler has suffered a meniscal injury to his right knee. 
Sports Illustrated - Saturday, February 24
Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant receives January NBA Cares Community Assist Award
NEW YORK – Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has received the January NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of his continuing efforts to support children, families and grassroots community organizations,
NBA.com - Saturday, February 24
New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis puts up historic line against Miami Heat
Anthony Davis has been utterly dominant in the wake of DeMarcus Cousins' season-ending Achilles tear.
NBA.com - Saturday, February 24
Report: Jimmy Butler to Undergo MRI on Right Knee
Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler left Friday night’s 120-102 lossto the Houston Rockets with a right knee injury. Butler drove into the paint with about three minutes remaining in the third quarter, missed a short jumper, but then
Basketball Insiders - Saturday, February 24
Sources: Multiple Teams Interested in Joakim Noah if Bought Out
According to league sources, several playoff-bound teams are closely monitoring [Joakim] Noah’s situation in New York and would push to sign him if Noah becomes a free agent. The Warriors, Timberwolves and Thunder are three such teams that believe Noah,
Basketball Insiders - Saturday, February 24
Sources: Hawks, Ersan Ilyasova Nearing Buyout, Multiple Teams Interested
Atlanta Hawks nearing a buyout with Ersan Ilyasova, I’m told. Atlanta Hawks nearing a buyout with Ersan Ilyasova, I’m told. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 23, 2018 Milwaukee and Toronto among possibilities for an Ersan Ilyasova landing spot once
Basketball Insiders - Saturday, February 24
Dunc'd On: College and Mavs Scandals, News Catch-up, Mini-Mailbag
Dunc'd On: College and Mavs Scandals, News Catch-up, Mini-Mailbag
RealGM - Saturday, February 24
NBA Daily: Jimmy Butler’s Potential Absence Could Doom Minnesota
Should Jimmy Butler miss an extended period of time, the Minnesota Timberwolves could lose footing quickly in the tight Western Conference playoff race.
Basketball Insiders - Saturday, February 24
Report: FBI Wiretaps Show Sean Miller Discussed $100K Payment for Ayton's Commitment
According to ESPN, the FBI intercepted phone conversations in which Miller discussed a $100k payment to secure DeAndre Ayton's commitment. 
Sports Illustrated - Saturday, February 24
Jimmy Butler Leaves Wolves-Rockets Game With Right Knee Injury
Jimmy Butler left the Timberwolves-Rockets game with an apparent right knee injury in the third quarter. He couldn't put any weight on the leg. 
Sports Illustrated - Saturday, February 24
Sean Miller Taped By FBI Discussing $100,000 Payment To Land DeAndre Ayton
Sean Miller Taped By FBI Discussing $100,000 Payment To Land DeAndre Ayton
RealGM - Saturday, February 24
Jimmy Butler To Undergo MRI On Injured Right Knee
Jimmy Butler To Undergo MRI On Injured Right Knee
RealGM - Saturday, February 24
The reinvention of Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony has spent his 15-year career doing one thing more than anyone else in the NBA. But as the league moves on without the non-paint 2, Anthony is trying to learn how to move with it.
ESPN - Saturday, February 24
Jimmy Butler Willing to Play Lou Williams 1-on-1 For $100K After All-Star Tweet
Butler was asked what he thought about Lou Williams' "u serious bruh? Lol" tweet after Butler didn't play in the All-Star Game.
Sports Illustrated - Saturday, February 24
What's next for the inconsistent, unpredictable and maybe very good Thunder?
OKC is ready to lock in after the All-Star break and build an excellent playoff team. Can Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony pull it off?
ESPN - Saturday, February 24
How the NBA Will Investigate and Potentially Punish Mark Cuban and the Mavericks
Examining some of the biggest questions surrounding the investigation into the Dallas Mavericks and analyzing how it will affect Mark Cuban and the rest of the NBA going forward. 
Sports Illustrated - Saturday, February 24
Will Jimmy Butler's Knee Injury Doom Wolves' Playoff Hopes?
Even by superstar standards, Jimmy Butler played a massive role for the Timberwolves. With the superstar now out for an indefinite period of time, everything could come crashing down for Minnesota. 
Sports Illustrated - Saturday, February 24
Why Michael Porter Jr. Should Think Twice About Returning This Season
Michael Porter Jr. has been cleared to return to the court—but playing this season could be a risky move for his NBA draft stock. The Crossover’s Front Office examines the Missouri freshman’s conundrum. 
Sports Illustrated - Friday, February 23
Look: Chris Paul Celebrates Go Texan Day With an Incredible Cowboy Outfit
Chris Paul celebrated Go Texan Day with an incredible cowboy outfit.
Sports Illustrated - Friday, February 23
Dunc'd On: The Great Tank Race Of 2018; Kawhi And The Spurs
Dunc'd On: The Great Tank Race Of 2018; Kawhi And The Spurs
RealGM - Friday, February 23
Why Hasn’t the NBA Solved Its Isiah Thomas Problem?
The NBA reacted quickly to sexual harassment claims within the Dallas Mavericks franchise. So, with the league taking all the proper steps, what's Isiah Thomas still doing on NBATV? 
Sports Illustrated - Friday, February 23
Ersan Ilyasova Near Buyout With Hawks
Ersan Ilyasova Near Buyout With Hawks
RealGM - Friday, February 23
Kawhi Leonard, Spurs Have 'Tremendous Disconnect Right Now'
Kawhi Leonard, Spurs Have 'Tremendous Disconnect Right Now'
RealGM - Friday, February 23
Jazz Submit Bid To Host 2022 Or 2023 NBA All-Star Game
Jazz Submit Bid To Host 2022 Or 2023 NBA All-Star Game
RealGM - Friday, February 23
Mavericks To Sign Scotty Hopson To 10-Day Contract
Mavericks To Sign Scotty Hopson To 10-Day Contract
RealGM - Friday, February 23
DeAndre Jordan Lists Malibu Home For Sale At $6.5M
DeAndre Jordan Lists Malibu Home For Sale At $6.5M
RealGM - Friday, February 23
RealGM Radio: Jonathan Tjarks
RealGM Radio: Jonathan Tjarks
RealGM - Friday, February 23
Otto Porter Jr., Washington Wizards Aiming For Consistency
Spencer Davies has a one-on-one talk with Otto Porter about the Wizards' up-and-down season and why they've been clicking over the last few weeks.
Basketball Insiders - Friday, February 23
Warriors, Wolves, Thunder Interested In Joakim Noah If Bought Out
Warriors, Wolves, Thunder Interested In Joakim Noah If Bought Out
RealGM - Friday, February 23
Rachel Nichols: Why ‘The Jump’ Responded So Strongly to the Mavs Scandal
"It would be naïve to think that there aren’t incidents like this happening within any of the other 29 teams in the league.” Rachel Nichols explains why 'The Jump' went heavy on SI's investigation into the Dallas Mavericks.
Sports Illustrated - Friday, February 23
Watch: Russell Westbrook Hits Game-Winning Three in Thunder's Victory Over Kings
The Brodie at the buzzer.
Sports Illustrated - Friday, February 23
Sources: Wizards, Ramon Sessions Agree to Deal
Wizards are planning to sign guard Ramon Sessions to a 10-day contract, league source tells ESPN. Wizards are planning to sign guard Ramon Sessions to a 10-day contract, league source tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 22, 2018 Source:
Basketball Insiders - Friday, February 23
Sources: Michael Porter Jr. Cleared to Resume All Basketball Activites
Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. has been fully cleared for all basketball activities, per a source. Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. has been fully cleared for all basketball activities, per a source. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 22
Basketball Insiders - Friday, February 23
Report: Avery Bradley Out with Sports Hernia
LA Clippers guard Avery Bradley has a sports hernia and won’t play Thursday against the Golden State Warriors, head coach Doc Rivers said. Bradley will be evaluated by doctors, Rivers told reporters. The Detroit Pistons traded Bradley in Janua
Basketball Insiders - Friday, February 23
Report: Reggie Jackson Cleared for Light Running and Shooting, Still No Timetable for Return
[Reggie] Jackson has been cleared to begin “light running, shooting and continued ankle-strengthening exercises,” the Pistons announced Wednesday as they regrouped coming out of the All-Star break for the season’s final 25 games. “We’d like to h
Basketball Insiders - Friday, February 23
The Striking Contrast Between the Mavs and Panthers In Crisis
The biggest difference between the Mavericks and Panthers may have come in the aftermath of their scandals. While one franchise offered transparency and remorse, the other offered indifference and ignorance.
Sports Illustrated - Friday, February 23
How Much of the Mavericks' Misbehavior Falls on Mark Cuban?
In the latest Open Floor podcast, Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver address the SI investigation that unearthed the Mavericks' corrosive culture and consider steps the NBA should take. 
Sports Illustrated - Friday, February 23
NBA Sends Memo To Teams Addressing Workplace Issues
NBA Sends Memo To Teams Addressing Workplace Issues
RealGM - Friday, February 23
NBA Daily: Tank Tracker 2018
Basketball Insiders looks at the NBA's race to the bottom as teams jockey for lottery position.
Basketball Insiders - Friday, February 23
NBA Launching Confidential Hotline for Workplace Misconduct
Teams are being asked to review their respect in the workplace policies.
Sports Illustrated - Friday, February 23
NBA DFS Picks for February 23
Neither the Phoenix Suns nor Los Angeles Clippers may be great teams in real life, but their matchup on Friday is the best DFS game on the slate. We focus on that, and give you a few other picks for your lineups.
Sports Illustrated - Friday, February 23
Clippers May Soon Need To Decide Between Tyrone Wallace, C.J. Williams
Clippers May Soon Need To Decide Between Tyrone Wallace, C.J. Williams
RealGM - Friday, February 23
Avery Bradley Out With Sports Hernia
Avery Bradley Out With Sports Hernia
RealGM - Friday, February 23
Dennis Smith Jr., Bam Adebayo, Markelle Fultz Received Payments From ASM Sports
Dennis Smith Jr., Bam Adebayo, Markelle Fultz Received Payments From ASM Sports
RealGM - Friday, February 23
Lowe's 10 things: Uber-LeBron, Celtics unis and future All-Star Games
This week's highlights include James deciding to be unstoppable, a potent trick for sneaky guards, cranky Marc Gasol and more.
ESPN - Friday, February 23
Seven Biggest Storylines to Watch During the NBA's Stretch Run
From Kawhi's mysterious injury to LeBron's captivating quest to the race for the No. 1 pick, The Crossover breaks down the seven biggest plot lines to watch the rest of the NBA season.
Sports Illustrated - Friday, February 23
What's it like to guard James Harden? Just 'hope he misses.'
The Rockets' MVP front-runner is a nightly headache for opponents. Players tasked with checking The Beard share why he's among the NBA's most unstoppable forces.
ESPN - Friday, February 23
Cavs To Monitor Buyout Market
Cavs To Monitor Buyout Market
RealGM - Thursday, February 22
Pelton mail: Which non-Hall of Famer had the best peak?
Kevin Pelton answers questions on injuries to star players, pull-up transition 3s, Tyus Jones and more.
ESPN - Thursday, February 22
Joel Embiid Tried To Recruit Giannis Antetokounmpo To 76ers At All-Star
Joel Embiid Tried To Recruit Giannis Antetokounmpo To 76ers At All-Star
RealGM - Thursday, February 22
Giannis Antetokounmpo Can't See Himself Playing In Los Angeles
Giannis Antetokounmpo Can't See Himself Playing In Los Angeles
RealGM - Thursday, February 22
Second Half NBA Story lines
With the All-Star break in the rearview, here are the key storylines to keep an eye on for the home stretch of the season.
Basketball Insiders - Thursday, February 22
Michael Porter Jr. Fully Cleared For Return To Basketball Activities
Michael Porter Jr. Fully Cleared For Return To Basketball Activities
RealGM - Thursday, February 22
Anthony Davis Reiterates Commitment To Pelicans
Anthony Davis Reiterates Commitment To Pelicans
RealGM - Thursday, February 22
No-Trade Clause Could Be Sticking Point Between LeBron James, Cavs
No-Trade Clause Could Be Sticking Point Between LeBron James, Cavs
RealGM - Thursday, February 22
Paul Millsap Returns to Practice, Return Still Unknown
Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap on Wednesday returned to his first full practice since undergoing left wrist surgery in November. Although Millsap said it felt good to be back with his teammates, he stopped short of putting an exact date on when he
Basketball Insiders - Thursday, February 22
Mark Cuban Fined $600K for ‘Tanking’ Comments
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been fined $600,000 by the NBA for saying his team should tank this season. Cuban called tanking “brutal” but acknowledged that he told his team that it would be best to lose for the rest of the 2017-18 se
Basketball Insiders - Thursday, February 22
LeBron on Potential Playoff Reseeding: ‘Let’s not get too crazy’
Fresh off being named MVP of the NBA All-Star Game played in a reimagined format that seemingly reinvigorated the February festivities, LeBron James urged the league to pump the brakes when it comes to potential changes to the playoffs. “It’s
Basketball Insiders - Thursday, February 22
Dirk on Former Mavs President Allegations: ‘Truly Disgusting’
In the wake of a Sports Illustrated investigation that detailed a culture of misogyny and predatory behavior in the Dallas Mavericks organization, the team’s longtime star, Dirk Nowitzki, responded Wednesday, calling the allegations “truly, tr
Basketball Insiders - Thursday, February 22
Sources: Kawhi Leonard Medically Cleared, Opting to Stay Out
After spending 10 days before the All-Star break in New York consulting with a specialist to gather a second opinion on his right quad injury, All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard bears the burden of determining when he’s prepared to play again, sources to
Basketball Insiders - Thursday, February 22
Wizards To Sign Ramon Sessions To 10-Day Contract
Wizards To Sign Ramon Sessions To 10-Day Contract
RealGM - Thursday, February 22
Play-In Tournament For Final Playoff Seeds Gaining Support Within NBA
Play-In Tournament For Final Playoff Seeds Gaining Support Within NBA
RealGM - Thursday, February 22
Marcus Smart Fortunate He Didn't Suffer More Serious Injury To Hand
Marcus Smart Fortunate He Didn't Suffer More Serious Injury To Hand
RealGM - Thursday, February 22
Lowe: NBA having real discussions about a postseason play-in tournament
Two specific proposals for a play-in tournament for the NBA playoffs are circulating at the league's highest levels. Here's what it means.
ESPN - Thursday, February 22
Suns Learn From Mistakes Of 2017, Won't Tank Final Games
Suns Learn From Mistakes Of 2017, Won't Tank Final Games
RealGM - Thursday, February 22
Warriors To Visit D.C. Kids Instead Of White House
Warriors To Visit D.C. Kids Instead Of White House
RealGM - Thursday, February 22
Hawks Sign Antonius Cleveland To 10-Day Contract
Hawks Sign Antonius Cleveland To 10-Day Contract
RealGM - Thursday, February 22
NBA Daily: Larry Nance Jr. Is Ready To Move On
At All-Star Weekend, Larry Nance Jr. talked about moving on from being traded, Dr. J and the love that Los Angeles still has for him.
Basketball Insiders - Thursday, February 22
Updating the Buyout Market: Who Could Still Become Available?
Shanes Rhodes examines the buyout market to see which players could soon be joining playoff contenders.
Basketball Insiders - Wednesday, February 21
NBA Daily: Eric Gordon, The Houston Rockets’ Ex-Factor
James Harden and Chris Paul are stars that have faltered in the playoffs. Eric Gordon could be their ex-factor
Basketball Insiders - Wednesday, February 21
Jeff Hornacek: ‘We’ve moved on’ from Joakim Noah
New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek strongly indicated Tuesday that exiled center Joakim Noah will not be back with the team. “We’ve moved on. He’s ready to move on and maybe have an opportunity somewhere else,” Hornacek said fo
Basketball Insiders - Wednesday, February 21
Anthony Davis: ‘We go to the Finals’ with DeMarcus Cousins Healthy
As New Orleans star Anthony Davis prepares for the second half of the season with the Pelicans holding on to the eighth seed in the Western Conference, he still thinks about what could have been this year had teammate DeMarcus Cousins not ruptured h
Basketball Insiders - Wednesday, February 21
Source: Trail Blazers, Brandon Rush Agree to Deal
Brandon Rush has agreed to a 10-day contract with Portland, league source tells ESPN. Brandon Rush has agreed to a 10-day contract with Portland, league source tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 20, 2018 Sources: Adrian Wojnarowski on
Basketball Insiders - Wednesday, February 21
Sources: Hornets Targeting Mitch Kupchak for High-Ranking Role
After declining to offer general manager Rich Cho a new contract, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is planning to target former Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak for a high-ranking role in the organization, league sources told ESPN. Jordan is
Basketball Insiders - Wednesday, February 21
Mark Cuban: ‘Losing is our best option,’ for Remainder of Season
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban calls tanking “brutal” but acknowledged that he told his team that it would be best to lose for the rest of the 2017-18 season. “I’m probably not supposed to say this, but, like, I just had dinner
Basketball Insiders - Wednesday, February 21
Destination LeBron: Where could King James land this summer?
LeBron James is set to be a free agent, and his decision where to play next season could shake up the NBA once again. So where will the King find his throne? We look at the most likely options.
ESPN - Monday, February 19
Confidential: NBA pros dish on the 2018 summer of LeBron, DeMarcus and OKC
We surveyed 48 NBA pros to get their free-agency takes on LeBron James, DeMarcus Cousins and more.
ESPN - Monday, February 19
Tracking the MVP race: Who can catch Harden?
It's the NBA's most prestigious, least scientific honor. Where do the rankings stand with seven weeks left, and what can change?
ESPN - Friday, February 16