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October 16

Wizards, NBA hoping Rui Hachimura opens up new market in Japan

Since drafting Rui Hachimura, the Washington Wizards have positioned themselves to try and capture the seemingly-untapped Japanese basketball market.
Yahoo Sports
October 16

Matisse Thybulle continues to crush every opportunity Sixers give him

Matisse Thybulle earned the opportunity to start for the Sixers and shined yet again in a preseason win over the Pistons at the Wells Fargo Center Tuesday. By Paul Hudrick
Basketball Insiders
October 16

Sources: Rockets Fear Gerald Green Could Miss Season with Left Lisfranc Fracture

The Rockets fear that Gerald Green’s broken foot is worse than initially expected and fear he’ll miss the season, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. The Rockets fear that Gerald Green’s broken foot is worse than initially expected and fear he’ll miss the season, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 15, 2019 […]
Basketball Insiders
October 16

Report: Cavaliers Waive Sindarius Thornwell, Others

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived guard Daniel Hamilton, forward Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, guard J.P. Macura and guard Sindarius Thornwell, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced tonight. Cleveland’s roster now stands at 16, including one Two-Way player. Source: Cleveland Cavaliers
Yahoo Sports
October 16

Has Brad Stevens finally found his 'microwave' in Celtics rookie Carsen Edwards?

After erupting for a 30-point performance that included eight 3's in the third quarter of the Celtics' preseason finale, Carsen Edwards makes a case to become the instant-offense-off-the-bench Brad Stevens has been looking for.
Yahoo Sports
October 16

Dejounte Murray says he’s not thinking about extension with Spurs yet

It's sort of an interesting question about whether Murray should be given extension, and for how much.
RealGM
October 16

Get Your Latest NBA News From RealGM's Basketball Wiretap

Get all the latest news and happenings from around the NBA with RealGM's Basketball Wiretap.
Yahoo Sports
October 16

Go for 2: In today's NBA, a powerful pair beats 3 of a kind

Teams who longed to build a Big Three are now striving for a dynamic duo, hoping two premier players are good enough to win a championship when the belief used to be that it required a trio. Houston is putting James Harden and Russell Westbrook together in a backcourt of recent MVPs, and Kyrie Irving
FOX Sports
October 16

Go for 2: In today's NBA, a powerful pair beats 3 of a kind

In today's high-stakes NBA, a powerful pair beats three of a kind
Yahoo Sports
October 16

Column: Clumsy words tarnish the LeBron brand

LeBron James had time, and plenty of it, to figure out how best to answer the questions he knew were coming. Long days in hotel rooms in China and a long flight home gave him every chance to carefully craft a response to a controversy he had no part in making but one that directly affects his bank account
FOX Sports
October 16

Column: Clumsy words tarnish the LeBron brand

Column: A messy response from LeBron to the mess the NBA faces in China
RealGM
October 16
Brad Stevens After Carsen Edwards Hits 8 3's In Quarter: 'I've Never Seen Anything Like That'
RealGM
October 16
David Fizdale Says He'll 'Sprinkle In' RJ Barrett At Point Guard
RealGM
October 16
LeBron James On China Controversy: 'I Won't Talk About It Again'
Yahoo Sports
October 16

Karl-Anthony Towns dominates in win

Karl-Anthony Towns may be the top option in fantasy hoops this season, and Carsen Edwards put on a show in Cleveland. (Getty Images)
RealGM
October 16
Jusuf Nurkic Signs With Rich Paul, Klutch Sports
Yahoo Sports
October 15

New school: Beilein leaves college to teach young Cavs

John Beilein stood at midcourt with his arms folded and watched as the Cavaliers pushed through practice drills that the former Michigan coach developed and perfected during 37 years at the college level. With each bounce of the ball, every pass and shot, Beilein's head bobbed ever so slightly,
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Kings hope to take next step to playoffs in upcoming season

The winningest season in 13 years only whetted the appetite in Sacramento. Nothing short of ending the NBA's longest active playoff drought will be enough to consider the upcoming season a success for the Kings. A roster led by emerging young stars like point guard De'Aaron Fox and forward
HoopsHype
October 15

The cheapest MVPs in NBA history relative to the league salary cap

Yahoo Sports
October 15

Veterans Curry, Green eager to lead new-look Warriors

Stephen Curry knows how different this season will be. Klay Thompson is recovering from surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee and likely will be sidelined well into next year. Not that Curry is expending too much energy on these potential distractions.
FOX Sports
October 15

Veterans Curry, Green eager to lead new-look Warriors

The upcoming season is going to be very different for perennial NBA contender Golden State
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Zach LaVine says Bulls told him to stop shooting mid-rangers, doesn’t sound happy about it

Bulls guard Zach LaVine wants to be an All-Star with the game in Chicago this season. The Bulls even have some ideas of how to help him play better.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Boomer & Gio: LeBron James CRITICIZES Daryl Morey

Boomer and Gio give their take on the Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James comments about Daryl Morey's Twitter controversy on social justice in China.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Vincent Poirier's opportunity with the Celtics is now

Vincent Poirier is adjusting to life in the NBA, and with many regulars not making the trip to Cleveland for tonight's game, the French import is hoping to make an impression.
CBS Sports
October 15

LeBron James weighs in on China-Hong Kong conflict, says Daryl Morey was 'misinformed' about ramifications

Morey's tweet sparked an international incident between the NBA and China
Yahoo Sports
October 15

GAME RECAP: Mavericks 107, Thunder 70

Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis combine for 36 points as Dallas beat Oklahoma City, 107-70.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

GAME RECAP: Hornets 120, Grizzlies 99

Terry Rozier posts 24 points and dishes out eight assists, leading Charlotte in a 120-99 win over Memphis.
FOX Sports
October 15

Kings hope to take next step to playoffs in upcoming season

The winningest season in 13 years only whetted the appetite in Sacramento
FOX Sports
October 15

New school: Beilein leaves college to teach young Cavs

School's out: John Beilein left Michigan for NBA dream job and chance to rebuild young Cavaliers
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Yahoo Fantasy Basketball Draft Kit: Rankings, strategies and more to help you build your squad

We’ve rounded up all our fantasy hoops advice in one spot so you can study up and be ready when you’re on the clock.
RealGM
October 15
Karl-Anthony Towns: Keep Sleeping On Wolves
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Five observations from Bulls' preseason, including Zach LaVine's focus

The Bulls conclude preseason play with Thursday's home matchup with the similarly young, rebuilding Hawks. Through four games, positives have outweighed negatives.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Suns push for improvement, build around Booker-Ayton core

PHOENIX (AP) -- Devin Booker says a busy offseason for the Phoenix Suns is proof the franchise is serious about ending a playoff drought that's approaching a decade.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Herro scores Heat's first 14 points

Yahoo Sports
October 15

GAME RECAP: Heat 120, Hawks 87

Tyler Herro fuels Miami to a win over Atlanta, scoring 23 points and five rebounds.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Poppin' Off with Tyler Herro

Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro tests his skills at Pop-A-Shot while answering rapid fire questions about who is the GOAT, the hardest person he ever had to guard and of course his go to song in karaoke. This is Poppin' Off.
FOX Sports
October 15

Suns push for improvement, build around Booker-Ayton core

Devin Booker says a busy offseason for the Phoenix Suns is proof the franchise is serious about ending a playoff drought that's approaching a decade
Basketball Insiders
October 15

NBA Daily: 76ers’ Thybulle Showing Defensive Prowess

So far, rookie Matisse Thybulle has caused absolute havoc in his few preseason opportunities. And although there are some minor concerns about his overall game, Thybulle should be a fixture in Philadelphia's rotation moving forward, writes Quinn Davis.
ESPN
October 15

Celts' Edwards wows with 8 3s in one quarter

Carsen Edwards' third quarter Tuesday night included eight 3-pointers, four 30-footers and 26 points. "I've never seen anything like that," coach Brad Stevens said after Boston's 118-95 win in Cleveland.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

NBA Countdown: Which player wore No. 7 best in league history?

There are currently seven days until the NBA season opener on Oct. 22. So, who wore No. 7 best?
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Sixers vs. Detroit Pistons preseason: 3 storylines to watch and how to stream the game

A few key Sixers are out for Tuesday night's preseason game against the Pistons, but the matchup between Joel Embiid and Andre Drummond is a good reason to watch. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Same Face New Place NBA Edition

Yahoo Sports Senior NBA Writer Vincent Goodwill breaks down the top three players who find themselves on new teams heading into the NBA season and will excel as a result.
SLAM
October 15
NBA 2019-20 SEASON PREVIEW: Award Predictions and Superlatives
CBS Sports
October 15

NBA Preseason Power Rankings: LeBron's Lakers, Kawhi's Clippers lead most wide-open title race in years

With so many unknown commodities for the upcoming season, the safest thing to rely on is star power
Yahoo Sports
October 15

University Book Store Headlines: 10.16.2019

Find out more about our sponsor, University Book Store Carsen Edwards scored 30 for the Boston Celtics in their preseason game Tuesday night. USA Today PURDUE BASKETBALL Carsen Edwards scores 30 in Celtics preseason win — Boston Globe ($) | Celtics.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Jazz pairing improved offense with already tough defense

Now the Jazz seek to become a bigger postseason threat with a more versatile offense. Utah made a flurry of offseason moves designed to bolster the team's outside shooting and give coach Quin Snyder additional shot creators. The Jazz traded for veteran point guard Mike Conley and signed small forward
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Tacko Fall time? Celtics to sit seven key rotation players vs. Cavs

The Celtics' rookies could see some extended run Tuesday night ... including big man Tacko Fall?
FOX Sports
October 15

Jazz pairing improved offense with already tough defense

The Utah Jazz are looking to become a bigger postseason threat with a more versatile offense this season
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Bulls Talk Podcast: Guest Ricky O’Donnell on the future with Zach LaVine

Kevin Anderson is joined by SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell to talk Zach LaVine and the Bulls preseason.
RealGM
October 15
Dejounte Murray Not Focused On Possible Contract Extension
Yahoo Sports
October 15

David Fizdale says RJ Barrett will spend time playing point guard

If Barrett thrives, it could be an interesting race toward the Rookie of the Year.
CBS Sports
October 15

Five bold Lakers predictions for 2019-20 NBA season: New starting point guard, a fast start, very little drama

LeBron James and Anthony Davis will lead L.A. to a strong, but relatively quiet, push for a championship
RealGM
October 15
Dunc'd On: NOP Outlook w/ Mason Ginsberg; Ethan Strauss on LeBron/Kerr/China; BRK Outlook w/ Brian Lewis
Yahoo Sports
October 15

GAME RECAP: Timberwolves 119, Pacers 111

Karl-Anthony Towns notches a double-double with 33 points and 10 rebounds as Minnesota drops Indiana, 119-111.
SLAM
October 15
Russell Westbrook Not ‘Surprised at All’ By Paul George’s Trade Demand
SLAM
October 15
Karl-Anthony Towns: ‘It’s Fine. Keep Sleeping on Us’
SLAM
October 15
‘Ain’t This Crazy’: Zach LaVine Unhappy Giving Up Midrange Shots
Yahoo Sports
October 15

LeBron: Rockets' Morey 'wasn't educated' on China tweet

LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey ''was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation'' regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. In his first public comments
CBS Sports
October 15

NBA preseason takeaways: Debut of Lakers' new star duo; Zion as advertised; Ben Simmons finally hits a 3

We look at the 10 biggest takeaways from early in the preseason as teams prepare for the start of the regular season
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Lebron James faces backlash for comments about NBA flap with China

U.S. fans accused the Lakers player of siding with money over free speech and demonstrators in Hong Kong responded by burning his jersey.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

GAME RECAP: Celtics 118, Cavaliers 95

Carsen Edwards goes off for 30 points and grabs three rebounds as Boston gets the win against Cleveland.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Edwards' 3s in the 3rd send Celtics to perfect preseason

From Larry Bird to Ray Allen, the Boston Celtics have suited up some of the best perimeter shooters in NBA history.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Report: Players argued to Adam Silver they would’ve been punished for tweet as costly as Daryl Morey’s

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league is suffering "fairly dramatic consequences" economically from Daryl Morey's tweet, which supported Hong Kong protestors (who are trying to maintain and expands their freedoms) and angered many in China.
FOX Sports
October 15

Edwards' 3s in the 3rd send Celtics to perfect preseason

From Larry Bird to Ray Allen, the Boston Celtics have suited up some of the best perimeter shooters in NBA history
Yahoo Sports
October 15

GAME RECAP: 76ers 106, Pistons 86

Joel Embiid scores 24 points with eight rebounds to lead hte 76ers over the Pistons, 106-86.
ESPN
October 15

Solo Steph: Get ready for a crazy Curry stat line

We've seen max Harden. We've seen max Westbrook. What could max Curry look like this season without KD and Klay?
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Top 5 Plays | Oct. 15

Count down Tuesday's top 5 plays from the preseason.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

The Fast Break | Best from Oct. 15

Rewind all of Tuesday's preseason action with The Fast Break.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

LeBron says Morey 'wasn't educated' when he sent Hong Kong tweet

More than a week after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey ignited an international firestorm with his pro-Hong Kong tweet, NBA superstar LeBron James weighed in - sparking a controversy of his own. (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) LEBRON JAMES SAYING: "I think when we talk
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Jusuf Nurkic reportedly signs with Rich Paul, Klutch Sports

Nurkic has signed with Rich Paul in anticipation for his free agency in the summer of 2022
FOX Sports
October 15
LeBron James no longer King James for Hong Kong protesters
CBS Sports
October 15

Miami Heat trade rumors: First-round pick Tyler Herro 'untouchable' according to rival GM

Herro has gotten off to a fast start in the preseason
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Nightly Notable | Carsen Edwards Oct. 15

Carsen Edwards finishes with 30 points, including 24 in the third quarter in Boston's win over Cleveland.
CBS Sports
October 15

Celtics' Carsen Edwards makes nine 3-pointers, scores 26 points in third quarter alone vs. Cavaliers

Carsen Edwards is picking up right where he left off in the NCAA tournament
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Highlights of the Celtics' 118-95 preseason win over the Cavaliers

Rookie Carsen Edwards hit eight three-pointers in a torrid third-quarter stretch and finished with 30 points as the Celtics, resting most of their regulars, beat the Cavaliers 118-95 in Cleveland to complete a 4-0 preseason.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Shop your favorite NBA player shirts before the new season begins

Shop your favorite NBA player shirts before the new season tips off next week.
HoopsHype
October 15

The HoopsHype Daily: LeBron James opens up about the China situation

Yahoo Sports
October 15

Inexperienced Hornets turn to Rozier in post-Kemba era

Terry Rozier arrived in Charlotte with a tremendous chip on his shoulder. The 25-year-old point guard is eager to prove he can lead an NBA team after spending four years as a backup with the Boston Celtics. ''I don't let anything stop me from what I want to do,'' Rozier said upon
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Grizzlies ready to win now with a pair of 20-year-olds,

Veteran center Jonas Valanciunas chuckled at the idea the revamped Memphis Grizzlies are in a rebuilding process that could take a couple of seasons. ''We can make it in one year,'' Valanciunas said. This is a nearly a completely different roster after the Grizzlies shredded the final
FOX Sports
October 15

Inexperienced Hornets turn to Rozier in post-Kemba era

Terry Rozier is the first to admit he came to Charlotte with a tremendous chip on his shoulder
FOX Sports
October 15

Grizzlies ready to win now with a pair of 20-year-olds,

Memphis Grizzlies rebuild around pair of 20-year-olds in Jackson Jr. and Morant, ready to start growing, winning now
Yahoo Sports
October 15

PBT Podcast: Lakers? Clippers? Jazz? Rockets? Breaking down race out West

What are the odds that one of the teams from Los Angeles is in the NBA Finals?
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Celtics coach Brad Stevens on sleep deprivation in the NBA: ‘You can get enough if you plan right’

While Brad Stevens thinks his players “usually do a pretty good job” managing sleep during the season, he knows he can’t enforce healthy sleep habits.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Kevin Durant is not a fan of looking at graphs in NBA analysis

Durant's conversation came as part of a larger talk about the midrange game in the NBA.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Watch Celtics rookie Carsen Edwards hit 8 3s in third quarter vs. Cavaliers

Boston Celtics rookie Carsen Edwards drilled eight 3-pointers in the third quarter vs. the Cavaliers on Tuesday night.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Celtics buy the Maine Red Claws but all the talk is about - who else? - Tacko Fall

The day was supposed to be about the Celtics taking over ownership of their G League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, but talk of soon-to-be-Red-Claw Tacko Fall steals the show.
ESPN
October 15

LeBron: Won't talk NBA-China dispute again

LeBron James said Tuesday that while he hopes tension between China and the NBA will subside, these would be his last comments about the turmoil.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Injury bug (concussion-like symptoms) bites Celtics' Robert Williams at worst time again

Celtics big man Robert Williams exited Tuesday night's preseason game vs. the Cavaliers in the first quarter after taking an elbow to the face and had concussion-like symptoms. He'll be re-evaluated Wednesday in Boston.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

LeBron James' criticism of Hong Kong tweet from Daryl Morey receives backlash on social media

LeBron James' criticism of Houston Rockets General Manager, Daryl Morey’s, tweet on the Hong Kong protests draws significant backlash from Twitter.
CBS Sports
October 15

Tyler Herro accidentally leaks new Vice Nights Miami Heat jerseys in photo

The Heat have done it again with another gorgeous Vice Nights jersey
Yahoo Sports
October 15

LeBron James breaks his silence on NBA-China dispute

For the first time, LeBron James is taking on the standoff between the NBA and China. On Monday night, the basketball star said Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was "misinformed" or "not really educated" when he sent a tweet last week in support of Hong Kong's anti-government
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Franchise players? NBA sophomore class full of rising stars

A look at some of the top second-year players in the NBA.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Kevin Durant chimes in on Zach LaVine's comments on mid-range shooting

There is much discussion in the basketball community surrounding the value of the midrange shot following an article that discussed the Bulls analytics department wanting Zach LaVine to limit his mid-range attempts and now Kevin Durant has chimed in.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Sure, it’s cool to call LeBron a hypocrite, but the truth is he’s just like most people

LeBron’s passivity about China doesn’t make him a fraud. It just makes him human.
HoopsHype
October 15

Season preview: Memphis Grizzlies

Yahoo Sports
October 15

Lakers' Anthony Davis grateful thumb injury isn't serious

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Anthony Davis hopes to return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup for their next preseason game after confirming his thumb injury isn't serious.
FOX Sports
October 15

Lakers' Anthony Davis grateful thumb injury isn't serious

Anthony Davis hopes to return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup for their next preseason game after confirming his thumb injury isn't serious
Yahoo Sports
October 15

'It's not a good look for LeBron'

LeBron James is getting a lot of criticism for his take on Daryl Morey and China. Experts say he can limit the damage by handling the situation differently.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Karl-Anthony Towns on Timberwolves: “It’s fine. Keep sleeping on us.”

The bottom half of the Western Conference is going to a tight race going into late March and April. Good teams — San Antonio, Dallas, Sacramento, New Orleans — could all be battling for one, maybe a couple of playoff spots (especially if an expected playoff team falls back to the pack). Karl-Anthony
Yahoo Sports
October 15

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided as a ''misinformed'' tweet. Politicians, human rights groups and ordinary fans on
Yahoo Sports
October 15

After Russ: It's a new start for the Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook had a chance to put the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead in the final moments of Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round series against Portland. No one knew that was the 17,350th and final shot he would take as a Thunder player, the last time he would touch the ball in an Oklahoma
FOX Sports
October 15

After Russ: It's a new start for the Oklahoma City Thunder

Westbrook is gone, Chris Paul returns, and the Oklahoma City Thunder have pushed the reset button
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Dominant Joel Embiid looks ready for the games to count as Sixers beat Pistons in preseason

Joel Embiid was dominant Tuesday night as the Sixers moved to 4-0 in the preseason with a 106-86 win over the Pistons. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
October 15

LeBron James doubles down on panned Daryl Morey take

A day after he faced backlash for his take on the NBA's row with China, LeBron James continued to suggest that Daryl Morey should not have tweeted about the issue in the first place.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Zion Williamson makes new-look Pelicans a compelling draw

Zion Williamson celebrated a recent alley-oop dunk with an ebullient smile and a flexed left bicep as an energized crowd roared approvingly. The NBA preseason has provided a tantalizing taste of the excitement the league's top overall draft choice - a charismatic, 6-foot-6, 285-pound force of nature
FOX Sports
October 15
Zion Williamson makes new-look Pelicans a compelling draw
FOX Sports
October 15
2019-20 NBA Eastern Conference preview capsules
HoopsHype
October 15

Podcast: Breaking down NBA teams that may surprise in 2019-20

Yahoo Sports
October 15

Kings' De'Aaron Fox to miss final preseason game with sore lower back

Kings fans will have to waut to see De'Aaron Fox play until the regular season starts.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

In Hong Kong, protesters burn LeBron James jersey at “Stand with Morey” rally

“Please remember, all NBA players, what you said before: ‘Black lives matter.’ Hong Kong lives also matter!” said a protester.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Rich 'Big Daddy' Salgado: LeBron James should 'stay in his lane'

NBA superstar LeBron James is facing swift backlash after he criticized Houston Rockets General Manager Darly Morey's tweet supporting Hong Kong's ongoing protests. Now, those same protestors are even burning James' jerseys in response. Should LeBron have waded into the Hong Kong controversy
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Young Denver Nuggets set sights much higher this season

The Nuggets didn't make major upgrades over the summer like so many of their Western Conference opponents, and they're fine with that - they figure Denver will turn into a desired destination soon enough. The Nuggets return a young corps that won 54 games last season and came within four points
FOX Sports
October 15
Young Denver Nuggets set sights much higher this season
SLAM
October 15
Is Mikey Williams the BEST SCORER in the 2023 Class? 😈
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Report: Heat treating Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo as ‘untouchable’ in trade talks

The Heat want stars.
RealGM
October 15
Suns Waive David Kramer, Norense Odiase, Tariq Owens
FOX Sports
October 15
2019-20 NBA Western Conference preview capsules
RealGM
October 15
Heat Waive Jeremiah Martin, Mychal Mulder
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Towns, Timberwolves take stronger chemistry into season

The featured attraction of this latest fresh start for the Minnesota Timberwolves is Karl-Anthony Towns, the two-time All-Star center who finished in the top 20 in the NBA last season in more than a dozen major statistical categories. After a tumultuous start to 2018-19 that led to a revamped front
FOX Sports
October 15

Towns, Timberwolves take stronger chemistry into season

Towns, Timberwolves take stronger chemistry into fresh-start season with Saunders on sideline
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Jimmy's era: Butler arrives in Miami, and Heat hopes soar

Jimmy Butler wants this made clear: He is not in Miami to be the next Dwyane Wade. Wade's ''one last dance'' is over, his retirement has come after 16 seasons and now Butler has arrived to become the Heat's go-to guy in winning time. Adding Butler on a four-year contract was
FOX Sports
October 15

Jimmy's era: Butler arrives in Miami, and Heat hopes soar

With Dwyane Wade retired, Heat now in the hands of Jimmy Butler _ and expectations in Miami are high
SLAM
October 15
Knicks Guards Battle Injuries, Each Other For Starting Spot
ESPN
October 15

Inside LeBron James' and Adam Silver's make-or-break moments in China

The aftermath of Rockets GM Daryl Morey's tweet included torn-down banners, scrapped events and major fallout for the NBA, its stars and its commissioner.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Hot takes we might actually believe: The Nets will be worse than last season

The 2019-20 NBA season is almost upon us, but Hot Take SZN is here, and at the end of another eventful summer we will see how close to the sun we can fly and still stand the swelter of these viewpoints.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Defending champion Raptors experimenting after departures

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse expects he'll be experimenting with lineups a lot in the early part of the season. Nurse's tinkering became a necessity after free agent forward Kawhi Leonard left the Raptors to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Toronto also lost guard Danny Green, who
FOX Sports
October 15

Defending champion Raptors experimenting after departures

Raptors open title defense in experimental mode after high-profile departures of Leonard, Green
Yahoo Sports
October 15

From tank to title talk, 76ers primed for championship run

Charles Barkley had a statue dedicated in his honor outside the 76ers' complex, the franchise for which he played the bulk of his Hall of Fame career - and later poked fun at as an analyst when the team tanked. Billy Cunningham was Barkley's first NBA coach and joked the Sixers may never have
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Steve Kerr hopes Kevon Looney will play in Warriors' season opener

Looney tweaked his hamstring 13 days ago and missed Golden State's first three preseason games.
FOX Sports
October 15

From tank to title talk, 76ers primed for championship run

Philadelphia 76ers believe they are good enough to win Eastern Conference, make run at NBA championship
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Watch Lauri Markkanen and Cristiano Felício brave a haunted house

The only thing scarier than last year's 22-60 record is the 13th Floor haunted house in Chicago
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Pistons still in the murky middle, hoping to show progress

In a league with so many teams either contending or rebuilding, the Detroit Pistons haven't been doing much of either. What they did do last season was make a playoff appearance, a rarity in recent years. ''Not saying we're ready for a championship, but we're taking some big steps
SLAM
October 15
Rockets Gerald Green Could Miss Season With Broken Foot
FOX Sports
October 15

Pistons still in the murky middle, hoping to show progress

In a league with so many teams either contending or rebuilding, the Detroit Pistons haven't been doing much of either
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers live stream: Watch NBA preseason game online

The Boston Celtics aim to dominate the Cleveland Cavaliers in another preseason matchup on Tuesday night. Here's how to livestream the game and how to follow along with all of NBC Sports Boston's game coverage.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Oladipo's absence forces Pacers to lean on Turner, new faces

Myles Turner looks around the Indiana Pacers locker room and sees a whole new team. Paul George and Lance Stephenson left long ago. Thaddeus Young, Bojan Bogdanovic and Darren Collison said goodbye during the summer and two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo is still recovering from an injury.
FOX Sports
October 15

Oladipo's absence forces Pacers to lean on Turner, new faces

Myles Turner looks around the Indiana Pacers locker room and sees a whole new team
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Knicks’ Julius Randle’s goals this season: First All-Stars, then playoffs

Making the All-Star team could happen. The playoffs... maybe just focus on the All-Star part.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Steph Curry shares how security guard Ralph Walker returned to Warriors

This past summer, Ralph Walker accompanied Steph Curry and his Under Armour team on the two-time MVP's trip to Asia ...
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Report: Daryl Morey tweeted about Hong Kong when he did because of face-mask ban

The most charitable interpretation of LeBron James' comments about Daryl Morey: LeBron feared for the safety of the Lakers and Nets, who were playing in China in the aftermath of Morey tweeting support for Hong Kong Protesters.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Kings guards De'Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield relive scoring first NBA baskets

"Your first NBA basket [comes with] all the anxiety, all the pressure, but it was fun, it was cool."
RealGM
October 15
Hasheem Thabeet Signs G League Contract
Yahoo Sports
October 15

How Lakers are giving Warriors repeated reminders of size they lack

The Warriors' lack of size is a real problem, and the length of the Lakers shines a harsh light on it.
ESPN
October 15

Protesters in Hong Kong burn LeBron jerseys

Protestors gathered on courts amid Hong Kong's high-rise buildings to vent their anger and set fire to LeBron James jerseys after the Lakers star's comments about free speech.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Countdown to Tip-Off: Blazers make it 10 in a row in 2010

The Blazers made it a decade of home opener dominance in 2010 with a victory over the Suns
RealGM
October 15
Dunc'd On: NBA/China w/ Bill Bishop of Sinocism; Memphis Grizzlies Outlook w/ Chris Herrington
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Murray's return expected to boost Spurs' speed and outlook

Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan is keenly aware it is not going to be easy to keep up this season. The Western Conference is once again flooded with talent, but that isn't what concerned DeRozan entering training camp. No, DeRozan was not sure how he is going to keep pace on a fastbreak led by the returning
FOX Sports
October 15
Murray's return expected to boost Spurs' speed and outlook
CBS Sports
October 15

Former No. 2 overall pick Hasheem Thabeet signs G League contract, per report

Hasheem Thabeet is attempting a comeback in the G League
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Why John Oliver name-dropped Warriors' Marquese Chriss in NBA-China monologue

Chriss has been the talk of training camp, but the Warriors big man apparently caught John Oliver's eye before then.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Hong Kong protesters burn LeBron James jersey in street after his China comments

Hong Kong protesters watched a LeBron James jersey burn in the street after his Daryl Morey comments.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Expectations still high for Celtics after Irving's departure

Expectations are nothing new for the Boston Celtics. The Celtics took a chance trading for All-Star Kyrie Irving with no guarantee he would re-sign when he became a free agent. The wager didn't pan out when after two years marred by injuries and disagreements with his teammates, Irving departed
FOX Sports
October 15

Expectations still high for Celtics after Irving's departure

With All-Star Kemba Walker on board, expectations remain high for Celtics following Kyrie Irving's departure
Yahoo Sports
October 15

LeBron James says Daryl Morey was “not educated on the situation” with China Tweet

LeBron later clarified Morey wasn't educated on the potential ramifications, not the China situation itself.
RealGM
October 15
Lakers Sign Reggie Hearn, Waive David Stockton
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Trae Young gladly accepts roles as new face of the Hawks

Trae Young gladly accepted his role as the new face of the Atlanta Hawks. Young had a brilliant debut season, averaging 19.1 points and 8.1 assists per game while showing fearlessness in clutch situations. ''I had pretty much everything thrown at me at least a couple of times last year,'
FOX Sports
October 15
Trae Young gladly accepts roles as new face of the Hawks
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Two critical things the Lakers need to go right to contend for a title

LeBron vs. Father Time may be the biggest issue the Lakers face.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Harden and Westbrook back together to chase title in Houston

James Harden and Russell Westbrook are thrilled to be reunited in Houston and can't wait to prove they will work just fine together. Westbrook joined the Rockets this summer in a stunning trade that sent the longtime face of the Oklahoma City Thunder to Houston in exchange for Chris Paul. The deal
ESPN
October 15

Sources: Rockets' Green likely done for season

Rockets swingman Gerald Green likely needs season-ending surgery for a Lisfranc injury.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

LeBron James no longer King James for Hong Kong protesters

When the ball smashed into a photo of LeBron James' face stuck above the hoop and dropped into the basket, the Hong Kong protesters cheered. James' standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a hit because of comments the NBA star made about free speech. Fans gathered on courts amid Hong
FOX Sports
October 15
Harden and Westbrook back together to chase title in Houston
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Blazers want to take next step after playoff success

The Trail Blazers got a taste of playoff success last season and that's shifted their mindset. Damian Lillard is once again joined in the backcourt by CJ McCollum but the supporting cast changed in the offseason with the Blazers bringing in Hassan Whiteside, Anthony Tolliver, Kent Bazemore and Pau
FOX Sports
October 15

Blazers want to take next step after playoff success

The Trail Blazers got a taste of playoff success last season and that's shifted their mindset
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Doncic, Porzingis lead way in life after Nowitzki for Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks now belong to the young European pairing of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, and maybe for as long as German superstar Dirk Nowitzki led the franchise while spending a record 21 seasons with the same team. Since Dallas once again fell short trying to add a big name in free agency
FOX Sports
October 15

Doncic, Porzingis lead way in life after Nowitzki for Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks now belong to the young Euro pairing of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis with longtime star Dirk Nowitzki retired
FOX Sports
October 15

MVP Giannis looks to improve as Bucks' leader this season

Last season's loss to Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals stung Giannis Antetokounmpo
Yahoo Sports
October 15

MVP Giannis looks to improve as Bucks' leader this season

Last season's loss to Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals stung Giannis Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo said his priority during the offseason was to become a better leader, both on and off the court. ''Mostly, you just gotta be more vocal,'' Antetokounmpo said.
RealGM
October 15
Kemba Walker On Playing With Celtics: 'It Takes A Lot Of Pressure Off Me'
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Franchise players? NBA sophomore class full of rising stars

Deandre Ayton strolled around the practice court, talking and laughing with coaches and teammates following a two-hour workout with the Phoenix Suns. Dallas guard Luka Doncic was the rookie of the year after averaging 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and six assists per game. Atlanta's Trae Young finished
FOX Sports
October 15

Franchise players? NBA sophomore class full of rising stars

Franchise players? Luka Doncic, Deandre Ayton, Trae Young part of NBA's sophomore class of rising starts
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Nets now cool team; chance for more success with new players

What was apparent in July became clearer to Nets coach Kenny Atkinson in September. With Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on board, things are looking up in Brooklyn. ''People showed up to our press conference.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Steph Curry's leadership on display in Warriors' third preseason game

Warriors Outsider Grant Liffmann details his observations from the Warriors' third preseason game.
FOX Sports
October 15

Nets now cool team; chance for more success with new players

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson knows things are looking up in Brooklyn with new additions
RealGM
October 15
Nets, Lakers Players Had Tense Meeting With Adam Silver In Shanghai
Yahoo Sports
October 15

REPORT: Jusuf Nurkic set to sign with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group

Nurkic now joins a list of many NBA players that have recently switched to the Klutch Sports Group...
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Warriors working to make rookie Jordan Poole more than just a scorer

The Warriors know Jordan Poole can score. As they saw in his third preseason game, though, there's work to be done in his all-around game.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Top 10 Plays | Oct. 14

Count down Monday's top 10 plays from the preseason.
RealGM
October 15
LeBron James On Daryl Morey's Tweet: 'He Wasn't Educated On The Situation'
RealGM
October 15
Gerald Green Likely Out For Season With Lisfranc Fracture In Left Foot
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Report: Rockets G Gerald Green may miss season with foot injury

The Rockets rotation took a significant blow with a report that Gerald Green might miss the entire season.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Without George to start, Clippers still among NBA's best

The Los Angeles Clippers shocked the NBA by landing two superstars to go with a proven supporting cast. Joining his third team in three years, Kawhi Leonard is healthy. Paul George is still rehabbing after two offseason shoulder surgeries.
RealGM
October 15
Nets Sign Devin Cannady, CJ Massinburg
FOX Sports
October 15

Without George to start, Clippers still among NBA's best

The Los Angeles Clippers shocked the NBA by landing two superstars to go with a proven supporting cast
Yahoo Sports
October 15

The Fast Break | Oct. 14

Rewind all of Monday's preseason action in The Fast Break.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Knicks may be short on talent but vow to show toughness

The New York Knicks were playing their first preseason game when Marcus Morris delivered some postseason-type toughness. Morris apologized afterward, but he also made it clear the Knicks weren't going to be pushed around. ''Guys that's not going to back down,'' Morris said.
FOX Sports
October 15

Knicks may be short on talent but vow to show toughness

Knicks may be short on talent but vow to show toughness; Marcus Morris says New York has players who will compete every night
Yahoo Sports
October 15

In Orlando, everyone's back and expectations are high

The Orlando Magic weren't widely picked to be a playoff team last season, and then not only did the Magic make the postseason but wound up winning the Southeast Division. It's an accomplishment worth noting since the Magic had finished last in the division for five of the previous six years.
FOX Sports
October 15

In Orlando, everyone's back and expectations are high

Coming off a playoff berth and with basically everyone back, expectations are up this season in Orlando
CBS Sports
October 15

Zion Williamson has somehow exceeded the hype this preseason, and one common theme ties his game together

The Pelicans' explosive No. 1 overall pick is ALWAYS moving downhill, usually before he even receives the ball
Yahoo Sports
October 15

With promising core, Bulls set sights on playoff position

Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine would love to showcase their skills before the home crowd when the All-Star Game returns to Chicago this season for the first time since Michael Jordan stole the spotlight in 1988. It would mean the Bulls' promising young stars have taken their games to a higher level
Yahoo Sports
October 15

GAME RECAP: Lakers 104, Warriors 98

Dwight Howard notches a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds as Los Angeles gets the home win against Golden State.
FOX Sports
October 15

With promising core, Bulls set sights on playoff position

With a promising young core, the Chicago Bulls see themselves challenging for their first Eastern Conference playoff spot since a first-round exit in 2017
CBS Sports
October 15

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevon Looney headline NBA's top under-the-radar players to watch this season

An overview of 12 of the more interesting young players in the league
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Report: Rockets fear Gerald Green will miss entire season

The Rockets initially believed Gerald Green would miss a few months with a broken foot.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Coming off 50 losses, Wizards focus on Beal, development

Now Bradley Beal finally gets his chance to be the focal point for the Washington Wizards from the get-go, on and off the court. The main issues of interest with this club at the moment are whether Beal's play takes another step up and whether his future with the franchise will be definitively determined
Yahoo Sports
October 15

LeBron's dig at Morey unusual and contradictory

We're not used to seeing LeBron James on this side of the fence, but his comments Monday about Daryl Morey not being intelligent enough really missed the mark.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

LeBron's dig at Morey unusual and contradictory

We're not used to seeing LeBron James on this side of the fence, but his comments Monday about Daryl Morey not being intelligent enough really missed the mark.
FOX Sports
October 15

Coming off 50 losses, Wizards focus on Beal, development

Now Bradley Beal finally gets his chance to be the focal point for the Washington Wizards from the get-go, on and off the court
SLAM
October 15
LeBron James: Daryl Morey Didn’t Consider Consequences of Hong Kong Tweet
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Miami's Tyler Herro among rookies making preseason noise

MIAMI (AP) -- Add Miami's Tyler Herro to the list of rookies who look ready for the regular season.
CBS Sports
October 15

Rockets dealt blow with fear that Gerald Green might miss entire season with broken foot, report says

Houston, already thin at the wing position, relied on Green as a key role player in its rotation
FOX Sports
October 15
Rockets won't weigh in on James' comments on Morey, China
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Anthony Davis' thumb MRI is clean

Anthony Davis' thumb injury's not serious, Terry Rozier and Bam Adebayo went off and don't look now, but Luka Doncic is making free throws. (Getty Images)
Yahoo Sports
October 15

GAME RECAP: Nuggets 107, Suns 102

Jerami Grant leads the way with 22 points and three steals as Denver takes the road win against Phoenix, 107-102.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Davis, James begin Lakers partnership with sky-high hopes

Anthony Davis doesn't raise a brow at the high expectations he's accepting with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 26-year-old superstar engineered his move from New Orleans to Hollywood knowing that championships are the only acceptable result to the Lakers' legions of demanding fans. After spending
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 104-98 preseason loss to Lakers

The Warriors dropped another game to the Lakers in which both teams were significantly shorthanded.
FOX Sports
October 15

Davis, James begin Lakers partnership with sky-high hopes

Anthony Davis doesn't raise a brow at the high expectations he's accepting with the Los Angeles Lakers
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Enes Kanter has some thoughts on LeBron James' weak reaction to NBA's China situation

The Celtics center has years of experience dealing with an authoritarian regime in his native Turkey.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Anthony Davis' MRI reveals only thumb sprain, Lakers say

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers say Anthony Davis is day-to-day with a sprained right thumb.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Tyler Herro scores Heat's 1st 14 points vs. Hawks, looks like an NBA draft steal

Yeah, it's just the preseason. But Tyler Herro's shot and scoring ability look ready-made for NBA success.
FOX Sports
October 15

Anthony Davis' MRI reveals only thumb sprain, Lakers say

Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis is day-to-day with a sprained right thumb
Yahoo Sports
October 15

GAME RECAP: Kings 128, Jazz 115

Marvin Bagley III and Buddy Hield combine for 45 points as Sacramento tops Utah, 128-115.
Yahoo Sports
October 15

Nightly Notable | Terry Rozier Oct. 14

Terry Rozier scores 24 points on 9-15 shooting with four triples, eight assists and seven rebounds versus Memphis.
FOX Sports
October 15

LeBron James' comments fan the flames of the NBA-China conversation

With the NBA season less than a week away, an unexpected storyline is taking center stage.
CBS Sports
October 15

NBA DFS: Zion Williamson and top FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for NBA Opening Night 2019

Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
Basketball Insiders
October 15

Are The New York Knicks Changing Their Tune?

Many have deemed their summer a failure, but Matt John explains how New York Knicks' offseason moves might be the turning point toward a better future.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Fantasy Basketball: Don't forget about Jaylen Brown, other post-hype sleepers in your drafts

Sometimes the best sleeper is the one everyone knows about. Here's why these seven underrated players are worth considering in fantasy basketball drafts.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Doc Rivers: Paul George to miss at least first 10 games recovering from shoulder surgery

Paul George said at media day that he was targeting a “November-ish” return after a pair of offseason shoulder surgeries.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

What Wizards guard Chris Chiozza learned from playing with James Harden and Chris Paul

Chris Chiozza has returned to the Wizards after a stint with the Rockets. In Houston, he went up against two future Hall of Fame guards.
RealGM
October 14
Nets Exercise 20-21 Options On Jarrett Allen, Dzanan Musa
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Warriors' Alec Burks describes how Steph Curry is just 'different'

After practice Sunday, Alec Burks struggled to find the words to describe the two-time NBA MVP.
CBS Sports
October 14

Andre Iguodala likely to decide between Lakers and Clippers if bought out by Grizzlies, per report

Iguodala and Memphis are in a stalemate over his future after the vet was traded by the Warriors
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Report: Celtics had trade arranged that would’ve allowed them to add Kemba Walker, keep Al Horford

Al Horford decided to leave the Celtics regardless of what Kyrie Irving did in free agency last summer.
Basketball Insiders
October 14

Sources: Celtics Exercise Option on Jayson Tatum

The Boston Celtics have exercised forward Jayson Tatum’s $9.9M fourth-year team option, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Critical third season coming for Tatum. The Boston Celtics have exercised forward Jayson Tatum’s $9.9M fourth-year team option, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Critical third season coming for Tatum. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 14, 2019 Source: Shams […]
Basketball Insiders
October 14

Report: Nets Exercise Options on Jarrett Allen, Dzanan Musa

The Brooklyn Nets have exercised the 2020-21 contract options for center Jarrett Allen and guard/forward Dzanan Musa. Allen appeared in 80 games (all starts) in the 2018-19 season, registering averages of 10.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.4 assists in 26.2 minutes per game. Musa appeared in nine games during his rookie season in […]
RealGM
October 14
LeBron James Put Onus Back On NBA To Articulate China Position Before Asking Players To
RealGM
October 14
Klay Thompson's Shoe Deal With Anta Not In Jeopardy
Yahoo Sports
October 14

LeBron James criticizes Daryl Morey's 'misinformed' tweet, toes NBA line on China controversy

LeBron James spoke on the NBA's China controversy, echoing the sentiments of his colleagues while criticizing Daryl Morey.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Warriors' gamble on big man Marquese Chriss looks like it will pay off

After all the Warriors have seen and said, the smart money has them finding a way to kept Chriss on their roster.
CBS Sports
October 14

NBA-China issue: Latest news resulting from Daryl Morey's Hong Kong tweet, what it means for the league

Everything you need to know about the continued rift between China and the NBA
RealGM
October 14
Bogdan Bogdanovic Likely To Exceed His Current Max Eligible Extension Of $51.4M
ESPN
October 14

LeBron: Morey 'misinformed' on China situation

LeBron James said he believes Daryl Morey was "misinformed" when the Rockets general manager tweeted in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.
ESPN
October 14

LeBron: Morey 'misinformed' on China situation

LeBron James said he believes Daryl Morey was "misinformed" when the Rockets general manager tweeted in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.
ESPN
October 14

LeBron: Morey 'misinformed' before China tweet

LeBron James said he believes Daryl Morey "wasn't educated" before sending out a tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong that damaged relations between China and the NBA.
ESPN
October 14

LeBron: Morey 'misinformed' before China tweet

LeBron James said he believes Daryl Morey "wasn't educated" before sending out a tweet in support of antigovernment protesters in Hong Kong that damaged relations between China and the NBA.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Highlights: Tyler Herro (23 points) vs. Hawks

Yahoo Sports
October 14

LeBron James says Daryl Morey wasn't 'educated' before Hong Kong tweet

* Relationship between NBA and China is under strain * James is known for speaking out on social justice issuesLeBron James is the latest NBA figure to become embroiled in the league’s fraught relationship with China. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesThe NBA’s most famous current
FOX Sports
October 14

Miami's Tyler Herro among rookies making preseason noise

Rookie watch: Miami's Tyler Herro, the No. 13 pick in the draft, getting off to a quick preseason start
Yahoo Sports
October 14

The Fast Break | Oct. 13

Strap in for a seven-game day in the NBA with the Fast Break.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Report: Rockets’ Gerald Green could miss few months with broken foot

The Rockets are trying to focus on basketball after Daryl Morey's tweet sparked controversy in China, which then sent aftershocks back to the United States and beyond.
FOX Sports
October 14
LeBron: Rockets' Morey 'wasn't educated' on China tweet
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Daniel Theis making a strong case to be a starter for the Celtics

Daniel Theis has gotten off to a great start in the 2019 NBA preseason and is making a great case to be the team's starting center, writes A. Sherrod Blakely.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Enes Kanter can't get enough of Tacko Fall driving him around Boston area

It looks like the "Tacko Mobile" is getting some good use...
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Warriors' Steph Curry wants to prove Steve Kerr right, perform at peak

The Warriors need Steph Curry to play at his peak more so than the last time Steve Kerr made a similar proclamation.
Basketball Insiders
October 14

NBA Daily: Mavericks Reacclimating Kristaps Porzingis From The Outside In

Kristaps Porzingis has been away from the game for nearly two years. In his first exhibition games with his new team, the Mavericks are reacclimating him from the outside in. Jack Winter writes.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Rookie Tyler Herro scored 14 straight points for Heat Monday night (VIDEO)

Tyler Herro is having himself an impressive preseason.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Is Zach LaVine set to break out?

Zach LaVine has the look of a player set to take the NBA by storm, and Thomas Bryant continues to make strides as a face-up center. (Getty Images)
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Sixth Man of the Year predictions: Sweet Lou Williams for three, or new blood?

The Clippers Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell will certainly be in the mix again.
HoopsHype
October 14

The HoopsHype Daily: Is the best yet to come for Stephen Curry?

Yahoo Sports
October 14

ESPN ranks the Celtics 15th in their annual NBA League Pass Rankings

The Celtics are facing significantly lower expectations this season compared to last year's disappointing campaign and now they've even plummeted down ESPN's NBA League Pass rankings.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

CJ McCollum, others talk NBA sleep issue: “Lack of sleep… messes up how you play”

The NBA's late games and travel schedules to not lend themselves to a good night's rest.
HoopsHype
October 14

Agents' advice on NBA-China spat: 'No upside to speaking out'

Yahoo Sports
October 14

Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from Daryl Morey’s tweet

The Rockets are back home in Houston, looking to leave behind the distractions from their trip to Asia.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

LeBron James gives I Promise students 800 pairs of sneakers

LeBron James wanted students at the I Promise School to "walk and learn in style."
SLAM
October 14
Zach LaVine: ‘I’m Just Tired of People Talking Sh*t About My Defense’
Basketball Insiders
October 14

NBA Daily: Jarrett Culver Ready For Point Guard Duties

Many instinctively see Jarrett Culver as a forward, maybe a shooting guard, but the Minnesota Timberwolves hope he can be their point guard for years to come.
Basketball Insiders
October 14

NBA MIP Watch 2019-20: Preseason Edition

While the Most Improved Player Award is the hardest to forecast, there are certain signs that a player may be poised for a season worthy of this honor. Quinn Davis names five that could be in the running come season's end.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

How Jaylen Brown tricks Marcus Smart into helping him improve

It's not easy to get an intense Marcus Smart to play 1-on-1 with you at the end of practice, so Jaylen Brown has a nifty trick that helps him work on his game against one of basketball's best defenders.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Stephen A. Smith gets roasted in devastating fashion by John Oliver on 'Last Week Tonight'

Stephen A. Smith was the butt of a joke on HBO's "Last Week Tonight."
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Stephen Curry on how NBA goes forward in China: “Staying true to who we are a league”

The questions about the NBA and China are not going away.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Pau Gasol will not play in the preseason

Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts confirmed on Monday that Gasol will not see the floor during the preseason...
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Zach LaVine is “tired of people talking sh*t about my defense” and working towards becoming an NBA All-Star

Zach LaVine is looking to improve defensive game this season.
Yahoo Sports
October 14
The Bounce Test 10/17
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Report: LeBron James asked Adam Silver for explanation over NBA's handling of China issue

LeBron James reportedly confronted Adam Silver over the China issue during a meeting among the Nets and Lakers.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Warriors vs. Lakers live stream: How to watch NBA preseason game online

The Lakers and Warriors will renew their preseason festivities Monday night at Staples Center.
SLAM
October 14
Report: LeBron James Pushed NBA to Take Lead on China Controversy
SLAM
October 14
Report: LeBron James Pushed NBA to Take Lead on China Controversy
CBS Sports
October 14

Lonzo Ball displaying new shot, chemistry with Zion Williamson as Pelicans hype train hits full speed

With growing expectations, do we have to at least wonder if we're yet again setting Ball up for disappointment?
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Warriors coach Steve Kerr: Stephen Curry ‘at his peak physically, mentally’

Stephen Curry won Most Valuable Player in 2015. He received Most Improved Player votes in 2016.
Basketball Insiders
October 14

NBA Daily: The Knicks’ Point-Forward-In-Waiting

As the regular season inches closer, Drew Mays makes the case for the New York Knicks to play Julius Randle at point guard.
ESPN
October 14

Sources: Silver, players had tense talk in China

During a meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, several players from the Nets and Lakers voiced frustration about being in the middle of the dispute between the league and China, sources told ESPN.
CBS Sports
October 14

Boston Celtics pick up Jayson Tatum's fourth-year option worth $9.9 million, per report

The Celtics made the obvious choice to keep Tatum in the fold for another year
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Steve Kerr jabs Warriors over lack of rebounding during preseason play

The Warriors have work to do if they want to rebound with the likes of the Shanghai Sharks.
Basketball Insiders
October 14

Report: Anthony Davis to Undergo MRI on Sprained Thumb

Anthony Davis sprained his right thumb in the first half of the Los Angeles Lakers’ preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday and did not return to the game. Davis is scheduled for an MRI Monday. Because the team did not arrive back in Los Angeles until 4 a.m. on Sunday, the team decided […]
Basketball Insiders
October 14

Doc Rivers: Paul George to Miss ‘first 10’ Games for Clippers

Clippers haven’t given a concrete timetable on Paul George’s return. But Doc Rivers said in passing that Paul George “is not going to be here for the first 10.” Hence, George might be out until Nov. 13 in Houston Clippers haven’t given a concrete timetable on Paul George’s return. But Doc Rivers said in passing […]
Basketball Insiders
October 14

Sources: Gerald Green Out Indefinitely with Foot Injury

Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green is believed to have suffered a broken left foot and could be sidelined a few months, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Green will have more opinions on his foot this week and be out indefinitely. Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green is believed to have suffered a broken left foot and […]
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Report: Celtics exercise Jayson Tatum's fourth-year option

The Boston Celtics are reportedly exercising Jayson Tatum's fourth-year option ahead of his third season. This move was expected and was considered to be a foregone conclusion.
Basketball Insiders
October 14

Sources: Celtics Convert Tacko Fall to Two-Way Deal

Celtics are converting 7-foot-6 rookie Tacko Fall to a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He will spend most of his season developing with G-League affiliate Maine, but can spend up to 45 days with Celtics in NBA. Celtics are converting 7-foot-6 rookie Tacko Fall to a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He will […]
Basketball Insiders
October 14

Sources: Max Strus, Celtics Agree to Two-Year Deal

The Boston Celtics are signing two-way guard Max Strus to a two-year NBA deal, with a partial guarantee this season of nearly half of rookie minimum, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. The Boston Celtics are signing two-way guard Max Strus to a two-year NBA deal, with a partial guarantee this season of nearly half of […]
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Shop NBA-compliant arena bags before the new season begins

These bags are acceptable in all NBA arenas and still shows your team pride.
RealGM
October 14
Celtics Exercise $9.9M 20-21 Option On Jayson Tatum
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Hardened by last playoff run, Bucks ready for championship chase

Giannis Antetokounmpo looked exasperated.
RealGM
October 14
Wolves Sign Tyus Battle, Barry Brown Jr., Waive Jordan Murphy, Lindell Wigginton
Yahoo Sports
October 14

John Wall expresses support for WNBA and female athletes: 'They deserve more than what they get'

John Wall believes female athletes deserve so much more.
CBS Sports
October 14

LaVar Ball says sons Lonzo and LaMelo will never sign with Nike and will stick with Big Baller Brand

A house divided when it comes to sneakers
SLAM
October 14
Jimma Gatwech, Meechie Terry & IMG Academy Make Season Debut 💪🏽
RealGM
October 14
Nets Waive Deng Adel, John Egbunu
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Why Josh Richardson should be the Sixers' backup point guard

Brett Brown has been wanting to let the competition for the backup point guard role play out, but it seems like Josh Richardson is the right man for the job. By Paul Hudrick
RealGM
October 14
Sleep Deprivation In NBA Considered 'Our Biggest Issue Without A Solution'
SLAM
October 14
Pistons Face Dilemma With Final Roster Spot
RealGM
October 14
Bucks Waive Jaylen Adams, Luke Maye
RealGM
October 14
Anthony Davis' MRI Shows No Damage To Right Thumb
CBS Sports
October 14

Anthony Davis injury update: Lakers star's MRI comes back clean, per report

Davis left the Lakers' preseason contest against the Nets and didn't return
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Report: Anthony Davis’ MRI clean

The Lakers reportedly worried Anthony Davis' thumb injury is more severe than it initially appeared.
SLAM
October 14
Steve Kerr: Stephen Curry at ‘His Peak Physically, Mentally’
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Warriors announce preseason rest schedule for two games at Lakers

Steve Kerr revealed the plan Monday morning.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Countdown to Tip-Off: Blazers beat Rockets in 2009 home opener

The Blazers extended the home-opener win streak to nine in a row in 2009
SLAM
October 14
Ben Simmons: ‘We Want to Be the Best Defensive Team in the NBA’
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Nike LeBron 17 sneakers are officially on sale -- find out where you can buy a pair

Find the shoes online at Nike.
RealGM
October 14
Steve Kerr: Steph Curry Is 'At His Peak Physically, Mentally'
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Jayson Tatum, Romeo Langford out for preseason finale

Jayson Tatum and Romeo Langford are going to be out for the Boston Celtics' preseason finale. Chris Forsberg has the latest update.
SLAM
October 14
Jayson Tatum: Kobe Bryant ‘Didn’t Teach Me Bad Habits’
RealGM
October 14
Dunc'd On: Dallas Mavericks 2019-20 Outlook w/ Tim Cato
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Warriors' Steve Kerr explains why Steph Curry, once again, is peaking

Steve Kerr either was lying in October 2017, or the two-time NBA MVP just keeps breaking through barriers.
Yahoo Sports
October 14

NBA Countdown: Which player wore No. 8 best in league history?

There are currently eight days until the NBA season opener on Oct. 22. So, who wore No. 8 best?
Yahoo Sports
October 14

Report: LeBron James told Adam Silver that NBA should speak on China issues before players do

It's natural to seek answers from players and coaches. They are regularly available to the media. Owners are not. But owners/Silver should be front and center on this issue.
SLAM
October 14
Marquese Chriss Makes Case For Sticking With Warriors
Basketball Insiders
October 14

The Curious Case Of Andrew Wiggins

The path to becoming a superstar took a wrong turn two years ago for top pick Andrew Wiggins. With stability and a new regime in Minnesota, it will be up to him to get the train back on the tracks this season. Chad Smith writes.
RealGM
October 13
Celtics Sign Max Strus To Two-Year Deal
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Celtics officially sign two-way guard Max Strus to two-year NBA deal

The Boston Celtics are signing Max Strus to a two-year NBA deal. This signing opened up a two-way spot that Tacko Fall will now occupy.
HoopsHype
October 13

These are the highest-paid NBA players in history (adjusted to inflation)

Yahoo Sports
October 13

Pau Gasol's availability is the last Blazers rotation question to be answered

Mike Richman with a look at the rotation options for the new-look Trail Blazers
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Facilitator Kawhi Leonard in Clippers opener could be glimpse into season

The Clippers on paper may be title favorites, but how all those pieces come together remains a big question.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Tacko Fall reportedly earns two-way contract with Celtics

Internet goobers can now rejoice, the fan-favorite Fall can be with the Celtics for up to 45 days this season.
RealGM
October 13
Jazz Sign Kyle Collinsworth, Waive Trevon Bluiett
Yahoo Sports
October 13

GAME RECAP: Timberwolves 131, Maccabi Haifa 101

Treveon Graham scores 14 points with three rebounds in the win against Maccabi Haifa.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Top 5 Plays | Oct. 13th

Check out the Top 5 plays of the day on this preseason Sunday in the NBA.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Celtics, Zion remain sizzling to start preseason

Preseason numbers often mean almost nothing. Rotations are unusual, starters rarely play much, and few if any teams are putting a premium on winning games.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

NBA Countdown: Which player wore No. 9 best in league history?

There are currently nine days until the NBA season opener on Oct. 22. So, who wore No. 9 best?
ESPN
October 13

Kawhi quickly makes splash in preseason debut

Making his Clippers preseason debut, Kawhi Leonard hit a 14-footer, stole a pass and then buried a step-back 3-pointer in the span of 21 seconds during the first two minutes Thursday night.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Report: Chinese boycott could cost Rockets $25 million this year

Conservative estimates have the NBA pulling in half a billion dollars in revenue from China.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Nightly Notable: Zach LaVine | October 13th

Zach LaVine scores 26 points to go along with 5 rebounds as the Bulls get the win.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Cavaliers visit owner Dan Gilbert, recovering from stroke

The Cleveland Cavaliers visited team owner Dan Gilbert, who is recovering at home after suffering a stroke in May.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Jayson Tatum doesn’t think Kobe Bryant taught him any bad habits

Counterpoint: yes he did.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Rockets star James Harden wants nothing to do with the NBA’s dispute with China

Though his team and general manager are at the heart of the controversy, James Harden is “staying out of it.”
Yahoo Sports
October 13

GAME RECAP: Sixers 126, Magic 94

Joel Embiid scores 15 points with nine rebounds in the win over the Magic.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

GAME RECAP: Bucks 115, Wizards 108

Khris Middleton scores 22 points with nine rebounds in the win over the Wizards.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

GAME RECAP: Bulls 105, Raptors 91

Zach LaVine scores 26 points to go along with five rebounds as the Bulls get the win over the Raptors.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

3 takeaways from the Bulls' win over a limited Raptors squad in Toronto

The Bulls picked up their first preseason win on Sunday night. We got our initial look at the 2019-20 starting unit, including the first game action for Wendell Carter Jr. in his second year in the league.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Celtics vs. Cavaliers live stream: Watch NBA preseason game online

The Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers are facing off in the C's third game of the 2019 NBA preseason. Here's how to livestream the game and how to follow along with all of NBC Sports Boston's game coverage.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Larry Nance compliments Celtics defense after Cavs' blowout loss

Larry Nance Jr.'s Cavaliers lost to the Celtics by 46 points on Sunday, so the forward had some high praise for Boston's defense after the game.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Utah has talent, but how far can they go without a superstar?

Depth and cohesiveness will be the weapon that Utah tries to wield against its rivals in West this season.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

7 must-have items if you're a Milwaukee Bucks fan

Find Milwaukee Bucks jerseys and gift ideas in the Yahoo Fanatics shop.
HoopsHype
October 13

Season preview: Milwaukee Bucks

Yahoo Sports
October 13

Will Curry be as good (or better) than ever?

Though he’s now 31 and the oldest on the Warriors, Steph Curry is at the peak of his game mentally and physically, according to his coach.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Spencer Dinwiddie announces date for investment in his contract

The NBA tried to put a stop to Dinwiddie creating a security out of his contract, but the Nets star says he's moving forward in October.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Alfonzo McKinnie wants to stay but is prepared if Warriors tenure ends

Alfonzo McKinnie spoke to NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole about his tenuous roster spot as the season approaches.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Chinese corporate boycott reportedly could cost Rockets $25 million this season

How much, if at all, this impacts the salary cap remains to be seen.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Celtics veterans embracing TackoMania -- and all the rookie good vibes

There has been an abundance of good vibes surrounding the Celtics' 2019 rookie class, and the team's veterans are embracing all that comes with it as the preseason winds down.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

GAME RECAP: Pelicans 123, Spurs 114

Zion Williamson notches a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead New Orleans in a win over San Antonio.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Eric Paschall fitting in with Warriors, making good early impression

In two preseason games, Eric Paschall showed exactly why the Warriors hoped he'd fall to them in the NBA draft.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Tacko Fall gets a two-way contract, which means TackoMania is on the move to Maine

Tacko Fall earned himself a two-way contract thanks to his play in the summer league and preseason, which means TackoMania is moving to the Maine Red Claws.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

GAME RECAP: Celtics 118, Cavaliers 72

Max Strus scores 14 points, Jaylen Brown adds 10 points and three rebounds as Boston beats Cleveland.
FOX Sports
October 13

Celtics, Zion remain sizzling to start preseason

Big runs for Celtics, big numbers for Zion: Preseason stats in Boston, New Orleans seem very promising
ESPN
October 13

Kerr: Curry at his peak physically and mentally

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he isn't looking for anything different this season from guard Stephen Curry than what the two-time MVP has done in the past.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

GAME RECAP: Clippers 118, Melbourne United 100

Montrezl Harrell leads the Clippers to a 118-100 win over Melbourne United, scoring 22 points and grabbing six rebounds.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Jaylen Brown finally hires agent to deal with Celtics extension negotiations

Brown has been operating up until now without an agent, speaking with Celtics management directly.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Watch Tacko Fall send TD Garden crowd into a frenzy with preseason dunk

Tacko Fall threw down a dunk during the Celtics' preseason win over the Cavaliers and the TD Garden crowd went crazy.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

What worked, didn't work in the Celtics' blowout win over the Cavaliers

For the second straight game, the Boston Celtics delivered an emphatic preseason win. Here's a look at what did work, didn't work and what's next for the Celtics during the preseason.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Gregg Popovich calls Adam Silver a better leader than President Trump

Trump called out Popovich and Warriors coach Steve Kerr for their handling of the NBA's controversy with China.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Romeo Langford says knee is OK after 'scary fall' vs Cavs

Romeo Langford suffered a right knee sprain after a scary fall against the Cavs Sunday, but said he'll okay and won't miss extended time because of it.
RealGM
October 13
Spencer Dinwiddie To Launch Digital Investment Plan On October 21st
RealGM
October 13
Gerald Green Could Be Out Indefinitely With Broken Left Foot
ESPN
October 13

Sources: Rockets' Green likely out long time

Rockets reserve Gerald Green has a broken foot and will miss extended time, sources told ESPN.
ESPN
October 13

Sources: Rockets' Green likely out long time

Rockets reserve Gerald Green has a broken foot and will miss extended time, sources told ESPN.
ESPN
October 13

Popovich: Prefer Silver's leadership to Trump's

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Sunday responded to criticism from President Donald Trump, praising NBA commissioner Adam Silver's handling of the ongoing China issue as compared to the president's relationship to a number of foreign leaders.
CBS Sports
October 13

Rockets' Gerald Green reportedly suffers broken left foot, out indefinitely

Green signed a one-year deal to rejoin the Rockets for the 2019-20 season
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from GM's tweet

The Rockets are back home in Houston, looking to leave behind the distractions from their trip to Asia. In their first practice since returning, the Rockets insisted they wouldn't let the fallout distract them from preparing from the season. ''Guys can handle it,'' coach Mike D&
FOX Sports
October 13
Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from GM's tweet
Yahoo Sports
October 13

NBA rumors: Raptors could trade Kyle Lowry after $31M contract extension

The Warriors surely hope the Raptors don't trade Kyle Lowry to a Western Conference team.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Doc Rivers says Paul George will be out for the first 10 games

The Clippers will wait until George is fully ready to return to action rather than rushing him back.
CBS Sports
October 13

Anthony Davis injury update: Lakers believe star's thumb injury is just a sprain, per report

Davis left the Lakers' preseason contest against the Nets and didn't return
ESPN
October 13

Celtics convert center Fall to two-way contract

Tacko Fall had his Celtics contract converted to a two-way deal Sunday. The move will allow the 7-foot-6 rookie to spend time in the G League and the NBA this season.
ESPN
October 13

Sources: Celtics converting Fall to 2-way contract

Tacko Fall is having his Celtics contract converted to a two-way deal, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The move would ultimately allow the 7-foot-6 rookie to spend time in the G League and the NBA this season.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Highlights of the Celtics' 118-72 win over the Cavaliers

The Celtics dominated the Cavs from start to finish in their penultimate preseason game of the year. Boston will play Cleveland again on Tuesday to wrap up the preseason and begin their regular season schedule.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Max Strus on new deal with Celtics: 'I still have to work'

Max Strus may have been signed to a two-year deal by the Boston Celtics on Sunday, but he still has work to do to make the team as he explained to A. Sherrod Blakely.
CBS Sports
October 13

Boston Celtics will sign 7-foot-6 rookie Tacko Fall to a two-way contract, per report

Fall has become a fan favorite during preseason
RealGM
October 13
Rockets Could Lose $25 Million This Season Due To Sponsorship Boycotts In China
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Explaining the Celtics' roster moves and what a 2-way deal means for Tacko Fall

The Boston Celtics made some roster moves and maneuvers that ensured they could keep Tacko Fall. Here's why the team did what they did and how they were able to do it, per Chris Forsberg.
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Kyle Kuzma reportedly cancelled plans to announce Chinese sponsorships

Players and their management teams will need to think more carefully about the social perception of business deals.
RealGM
October 13
Celtics Sign Tacko Fall To Two-Way Contract
CBS Sports
October 13

Paul George injury update: Clippers star to miss at least first 10 games, per Doc Rivers

George had multiple shoulder surgeries in the offseason
RealGM
October 13
Kyle Kuzma's Plans To Announce Endorsement Deals In China 'Scrapped' Due To Controversy
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Boston Celtics sign Tacko Fall to two-way contract

TackoMania will continue as the Celtics converted Tacko Fall to a two-way contract on Sunday.
SLAM
October 13
Celtics To Convert Tacko Fall’s Deal Into Two-Way Contract
RealGM
October 13
Paul George To Miss Opening 10 Games, Could Return On November 13th Versus Rockets
CBS Sports
October 13

Jeremy Lin's 40-point debut with Beijing Ducks only proves he still belongs in the NBA

The longtime NBA veteran and recent champion struggled to field offers from the league in free agency this summer
Yahoo Sports
October 13

Brad Stevens: Kemba Walker (knee) will play vs Cavs today

Kemba Walker, the Boston Celtics' prized offseason acquisition, will return to the Celtics lineup today against the Cleveland Cavaliers, writes A. Sherrod Blakely.
RealGM
October 13
Mavs Waive Yudai Baba
RealGM
October 13
Hornets Waive Joe Chealey, Josh Perkins
RealGM
October 12
Anthony Davis Sprains Right Thumb In Preseason Game, To Be Re-Evaluated On Sunday
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Chinese fans miffed at NBA, but not enough to skip game

SHOWS: SHENZHEN, GUANGDONG PROVINCE, CHINA (OCTOBER 12, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. DEMONSTRATORS HOLDING BANNER READING "NBA GET OUT OF CHINA" BEING TAKEN FROM THEM BY POLICE 2. DEMONSTRATORS HOLDING POSTER READING (English) : "MOREY MUST
Yahoo Sports
October 12

President Trump takes another shot at Warriors' Steve Kerr over China

Steve Kerr tried to take the high road Thursday, but it didn't defuse the situtation with President Donald Trump.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Celtics Spotlight: Can Robert Williams seize a starting role in Year 2?

If Robert Williams becomes the Celtics chosen big, particularly starting games in his second season, then it'll become a successful season and his remarkable transformation from raw rookie will be complete.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

GAME RECAP: Nets 91, Lakers 77

Caris LeVert leads all scorers with 22 points as the Nets sweep the Lakers in China.
ESPN
October 12

2nd Lakers-Nets China game ends sans incident

After a long week in China, where the NBA's burgeoning business was tested nearly to its breaking point, the Nets and Lakers are heading home after their preseason games ended without incident.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Lakers star Anthony Davis has thumb injury, will undergo tests Sunday

The Warriors might not see much of Anthony Davis the rest of the preseason.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

The Morning After: Everything you missed from the Trail Blazers loss to Phoenix

Analysis, Videos, Player Interviews...we've got it all right here, ICYMI!
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Love it or Hate it? The NBA Challenge Flag

A look at the NBA's new challenge rule and its affect on the first week of the preseason
FOX Sports
October 12

Davis hurt, Nets finish sweep of Lakers in China, 91-77

Anthony Davis injures his thumb, and Lakers fall to Nets 91-77 to end China series
Yahoo Sports
October 12

What's going on with the Blazers' defense? Is it just preseason basketball?

Lillard and the Blazers now have 11 days to tighten things up before it all really begins...
CBS Sports
October 12

Lakers' Anthony Davis suffers sprained right thumb in preseason game against Nets

Davis left the contest against the Nets and didn't return
Yahoo Sports
October 12

The Fast Break | Oct. 12

Strap in for a two-game day in the NBA with the Fast Break.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

GAME RECAP: Suns 134, Trail Blazers 118

Kelly Oubre Jr. scores 19 points to lead a balanced Suns attack going 24-45 from distance as Phoenix tops Portland, 134-118.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Top 5 Plays | Oct. 12

Check out the Top 5 plays of the day on this preseason Saturday in the NBA.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Davis hurt, Nets finish sweep of Lakers in China, 91-77

Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers did not get out of China unscathed. Davis will have tests Sunday to determine the full severity of a right thumb injury, which the Lakers have initially diagnosed as a sprain. Caris LeVert scored 22 points on 8 for 11 shooting for Brooklyn, which swept the two
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Anthony Davis suffers sprained thumb in Lakers’ exhibition loss to Nets in China

It doesn't appear serious but the team doctors will take a closer look once the Lakers get back home from China.
SLAM
October 12
Anthony Davis Suffers Sprained Right Thumb
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Nightly Notable: CJ McCollum | Oct. 12

CJ McCollum finishes with 27 points, three rebounds and three assists against the Suns.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

The Lakers-Nets series in China ends - quietly, again

The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are heading home from China, their roles as unwitting participants in a geopolitical drama that neither team had any role in starting or escalating now over. The Nets beat the Lakers 91-77 in Shenzhen, China on Saturday, capping a two-game preseason series in
FOX Sports
October 12

The Lakers-Nets series in China ends _ quietly, again

'Not what anyone expected': The NBA's preseason trip to China comes to a very quiet end
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Doc Rivers on coach’s challenge rule: “I don’t like it, I think the refs have enough on their plate”

Through the preseason Rivers has made one challenge call, but said that was on a dare.
ESPN
October 12

Cavaliers visit recovering owner Gilbert in Detroit

After playing in Detroit the night before, the Cleveland Cavaliers and their coaching staff visited owner Dan Gilbert on Saturday before flying to Boston. Gilbert is recovering at his Franklin, Michigan, home after a stroke in May.
ESPN
October 12

Lakers' Davis suffers thumb sprain; MRI clean

Lakers star Anthony Davis suffered a sprained right thumb in the first quarter of Saturday's preseason game against the Nets in Shenzhen, China; an MRI on Monday came back clean.
ESPN
October 12

Lakers' Davis suffers thumb sprain in China game

Lakers star Anthony Davis suffered a sprained right thumb in the first quarter and will sit out the remainder of Saturday's preseason game against the Nets in Shenzhen, China.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

1-legged 3-pointer by CJ McCollum in the third quarter

CJ McCollum knocks it down as the clock expires in the third quarter.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Instant Analysis: What to make of the Blazers' defense in preseason action vs. Suns

It was raining threes at Moda Center on Saturday night...
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Lakers star leaves game in China with injury

Anthony Davis appeared to tweak his thumb while going up to block a shot vs. the Nets.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Caruso Buzzer-beater

LeBron James finds Alex Caruso for the corner 3-pointer buzzer-beater to end the first quarter.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Chris Paul checking out Grant Williams in preseason action for the Celtics

It appears Chris Paul is a fan of Grant Williams and is checking out some of the rookie's game tape from this preseason.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Cavaliers visit owner Dan Gilbert, recovering from stroke

The Cleveland Cavaliers visited team owner Dan Gilbert, who is recovering at home after suffering a stroke in May. After playing an exhibition game in Detroit on Friday night, the Cavs delayed their trip to Boston so they could spend time Saturday with the 57-year-old Gilbert. All of Cleveland'
FOX Sports
October 12

Cavaliers visit owner Dan Gilbert, recovering from stroke

The Cavaliers visited team owner Dan Gilbert, who is recovering at home after suffering a stroke in May
RealGM
October 12
Exams Reveal No Ligament Damage To Anthony Davis' Thumb, Will Get MRI On Sunday
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Breaking down the NBA's China controversy

The opening of the NBA season is just two weeks away. But right now, the focus isn't on the games. Last Friday, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey posted a now-deleted tweet expressing his support for protesters in Hong Kong. Morey later apologized for the tweet but it set off a firestorm
RealGM
October 12
Jayson Tatum After Last Season's Struggles: 'Kobe Didn't Teach Me Any Bad Habits'
RealGM
October 12
Jaylen Brown Hires Agent To Handle Negotiation For Contract Extension
Yahoo Sports
October 12

NBA executives give their thoughts on Jaylen Brown's contract extension

Several NBA executives gave their thoughts on Jaylen Brown's potential contract extension and what the young wing could be worth this summer.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Warriors rookie Jordan Poole not a fan of social media, prefers movies

Jordan Poole is making quite the first impression. But he's also gaining a reputation for being, um, different.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

ESPN's Jay Williams thinks revamped Warriors will miss NBA playoffs

After noting all of the reasonable concerns, are there really eight teams in the West better than the Warriors?
Yahoo Sports
October 12

NBA Rumors: Three-way trade to bring Al Horford back to Boston was discussed

The Celtics reportedly discussed a three-team sign and trade that would have landed them Al Horford and Kemba Walker, but someone kept the deal from happening.
CBS Sports
October 12

Pelicans' Lonzo Ball on the pressure of being No. 2 overall pick: 'I didn't live up to that standard'

Ball was traded from the Lakers to the Pelicans in the Anthony Davis blockbuster this summer
HoopsHype
October 12

Season preview: New York Knicks

Yahoo Sports
October 12

Wizards vs. Bucks Preseason Game 4: Time, TV Channel, Live stream, how to watch

The Wizards host the Bucks Sunday evening at Capital One Arena.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Zach LaVine’s goal this season: Be All-Star with game in Chicago

He was the backcourt player with the most votes that didn't make the team last season.
SLAM
October 12
Sacramento Kings Sign Hollis Thompson
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Report: Anthony Davis’ thumb sprain initially diagnosed as Grade 1, MRI Sunday

He likely wouldn't miss much, if any, time with a Grade 1 sprain.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Boston’s Jayson Tatum says Kobe not to blame for last season’s struggles

Tatum did take a lot of Koveesque shots last season.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

How the NBA's rift with China laid bare the cost of free speech

The world’s premier basketball league has spent decades cultivating the multibillion-dollar Chinese market, but the fallout from a single tweet has threatened to upset it all Workers remove a banner on Wednesday advertising the forthcoming NBA China Games between Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Weeks before Morey controversy, Steve Kerr retweeted tweet about 'Hong Kong rising'

A tweet supporting 'Hong Kong rising' was retweeted by Warriors coach Steve Kerr weeks before Daryl Morey's tweet sparked controversy.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Celtics Spotlight: Is Jayson Tatum ready for the leap that didn't happen last season?

The third-year Celtics forward is ready for his best-case scenario: emerging as Boston's No. 1 offensive option by the time the playoffs roll around.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Wizards' best hope for improving on defense centers around Thomas Bryant

The Wizards are lining up to be one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA again. But Thomas Bryant has a chance to change that.
RealGM
October 12
Kyrie Irving To Miss Preseason Game After Aggravating Facial Fracture
RealGM
October 12
NBA Cancels Media Availability For 'Remainder Of Our Trip In China'
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Preseason Game Tonight: How to watch Trail Blazers vs. Suns

The three-game preseason homestand for the Blazers wraps up tonight...
ESPN
October 12

Zion 'a force' in Pelicans' preseason home opener

Zion Williamson finished with a game-high 26 points in just over 23 minutes while shooting 9-of-12 from the field and draining his only 3-point attempt -- and took on Rudy Gobert -- in the Pelicans' win over the Jazz on Friday night.
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Sixers are No. 1 in Zach Lowe's NBA League Pass Rankings for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, ESPN's Zach Lowe has the Sixers at No. 1 in his NBA League Pass Rankings. By Noah Levick
Basketball Insiders
October 12

Sources: Pistons Interested in Frank Ntilikina

I gather #Pistons could have interest in #Knicks guard Frank Frank Ntilikina. The type of young talent team is looking to gain cheaply and hope more is shown as he matures. Only 21. #TooEarlyForTradeRumors I gather #Pistons could have interest in #Knicks guard Frank Frank Ntilikina. The type of young talent team is looking to […]
RealGM
October 12
Trevor Ariza, Harry Giles To Miss Rest Of Kings' Preseason
Basketball Insiders
October 12

Sources: Eric Bledsoe to Miss Two-to-Three Weeks with Rib Injury

Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe has suffered a small fracture of his rib and will miss up to two-to-three weeks, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe has suffered a small fracture of his rib and will miss up to two-to-three weeks, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 11, 2019 […]
Yahoo Sports
October 12

NBA cancels all media availability for the rest of 2019 China games

Talk radio host Jeff Crouere says it sad to see the NBA moving in this direction.
CBS Sports
October 12

Buddy Hield wants contract extension from Kings: 'I know what I'm worth'

Hield will be a restricted free agent in 2020
Basketball Insiders
October 12

Sources: Suns Exercise Options on Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges

The Suns have picked up third-year options on 2018 No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton and forward Mikal Bridges, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Phoenix has raved about Ayton throughout summer as he enters sophomore season. The Suns have picked up third-year options on 2018 No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton and forward Mikal Bridges, sources […]
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Marcus Smart trying to evolve into a knockdown shooter and early returns are positive

The idea of seeing Marcus Smart chucking up more shots isn't exactly the most comforting image for Celtics fans, but after a 4-for-6 performance on 3's Friday and his continuing hard work on his shot, it could become a more welcome sight.
RealGM
October 12
James Johnson Returns To Heat To 'Earn My Respect Back'
RealGM
October 12
Josh Hart On Zion Williamson's Strength: 'You Can't Compare It To Nobody'
Yahoo Sports
October 12

Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support 'motherland' China

When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the game. Until recently, the 20-year-old student in northern Hebei province had followed her idol, Kobe Bryant, religiously
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Nightly Notable | Stephen Curry | Oct. 10

Stephen Curry puts in 40 points along with six rebounds and six assists against the Timberwolves.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Why Steph Curry was late to Chase Center for Warriors' preseason game

Curry used to live in the East Bay and had a couple of options -- depending on traffic -- for arriving at Oracle Arena.
ESPN
October 11

NBA Power Rankings and breakout candidates for all 30 teams

Which are the best teams now, with training camps in full swing?
SLAM
October 11
Fractured Rib To Sideline Eric Bledsoe
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Watch Dwight Howard dunk his own pants off

Was this on purpose, or was this a practical joke on himself?
SLAM
October 11
Kyle Lowry’s Trade Appeal Boosted By Extension
ESPN
October 11

Kerr on Trump's criticism: 'I was the shiny object'

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Thursday that "it was really surprising" to be called out by name by President Donald Trump in the wake of the NBA's ongoing situation in China, but Kerr also pushed back against Trump's comments.
RealGM
October 11
Buddy Hield: We Need To Get That Extension Done
SLAM
October 11
Karl-Anthony Towns: ‘I Have to Be Aggressive and I Have to Shoot the Ball’
Yahoo Sports
October 11

A year later, Jayson Tatum learns the best lesson of all from Kobe Bryant experience

A year after working out with Kobe Bryant, Jayson Tatum has matured and learned the best lesson of all from The Black Mamba, writes Chris Forsberg.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Top 10 Plays | Oct. 11

Check out the top plays from Friday night in the NBA.
HoopsHype
October 11

NBA 2K20: The players with the worst overall ratings

RealGM
October 11
Andre Iguodala Expected To Pick Between Lakers, Clippers If Bought Out
Yahoo Sports
October 11

The Fast Break | Oct. 11

Check out the best action from Friday night in the NBA with the Fast Break.
RealGM
October 11
Kyle Lowry Considered Easier Trade After Signing One-Year Extension With Raptors
Yahoo Sports
October 11

GAME RECAP: Bucks 118, Mavericks 111

Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 34 points with 11 rebounds and four dimes as the Bucks top the Mavericks, 118-111.
ESPN
October 11

Source: Bledsoe (rib) out to start Bucks' season

A rib fracture will force Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe to miss the start of the season, a source confirmed to ESPN.
ESPN
October 11

Source: Bledsoe (rib) out to start Bucks' season

A rib fracture will force Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe to miss the start of the season, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Report: Bucks PG Eric Bledsoe could miss start of regular season

The Bucks made a risky decision to lose combo guard Malcolm Brogdon this summer.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

GAME RECAP: Pelicans 128, Jazz 127

Zion Williamson scores 26 points with five rebounds, Nickeil Alexander-Walker adds 22 off the bench as the Pelicans edge the Jazz, 128-127.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

GAME RECAP: Wizards 115, Knicks 99

Bradley Beal scores 21 points as the Wizards get the win over the Knicks, 115-99.
SLAM
October 11
‘He’s in Mid-Season Form’: Stephen Curry Drops 40 Points on T-Wolves
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Williamson wows home crowd, Pelicans beat Jazz 128-127

Zion Williamson wowed the home crowd with another impressive preseason performance, scoring 26 points and grabbing five rebounds in New Orleans' 128-127 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Nightly Notable | Giannis Antetokounmpo | Oct. 11

Giannis Antetokounmpo finishes with 34 points and 11 rebounds against the Dallas Mavericks.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

GAME RECAP: Celtics 100, Magic 75

Jayson Tatum scores 15 points as the Celtics get the win over the Magic, 100-75
RealGM
October 11
Oklahoma City's Plan Was To Flip Chris Paul In Another Trade
CBS Sports
October 11

Bucks' Eric Bledsoe sidelined two to three weeks with fractured rib, per report

The Bucks will now be shorthanded to start the season
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Zion Williamson Postgame

Zion Williamson speaks after a 26-point, five rebound performance in a victory over the Jazz at home.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

NBA cancels all media availability in China ahead of Lakers-Nets finale

The NBA will close its China trip with silence.
RealGM
October 11
Wizards Offer Bradley Beal Three-Year, $111M Extension In Any Form He Wants
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Eric Bledsoe out 2-3 weeks with rib fracture, likely to miss start of regular season

Bledsoe left Wednesday's preseason game with what was initially diagnosed as an oblique strain.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Zion Williamson (26 points) Highlights vs. Utah Jazz

RealGM
October 11
Eric Bledsoe Out 2-3 Weeks With Small Fracture In Rib
FOX Sports
October 11

Williamson wows home crowd, Pelicans beat Jazz 128-127

Zion Williamson produced another impressive preseason performance, scoring 26 points and grabbing five rebounds in New Orleans' 128-127 win over the Utah Jazz
Yahoo Sports
October 11

GAME RECAP: Sixers 100, Hornets 87

Josh Richardson scores 18 points as the 76ers get the win over the Hornets, 100-87.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

GAME RECAP: Pacers 105, Bulls 87

Myles Turner scores 13 points as the Pacers get the win over the Bulls, 105-87.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Tatum: Time spent with Kobe not the reason for his not-so-great jump last season

His workouts with Kobe Bryant weren't the reason Jayson Tatum didn't make the kind of leap folks were hoping for in his second season with the Celtics: "I have to take responsibility for how I played last year."
Yahoo Sports
October 11

GAME RECAP: Pistons 109, Cavaliers 105

Andre Drummond scores 15 points as the Pistons get the win over the Cavaliers, 109-105.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

2-pointer by Zion Williamson in the fourth quarter

Yahoo Sports
October 11

Stephen Curry drops 40 on Timberwolves in preseason game Thursday (VIDEO)

Stephen Curry is going to be in the thick of the MVP race this season.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Kings forwards Ariza, Giles to miss last 2 preseason games

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Sacramento Kings forward Trevor Ariza will miss the final two preseason games after he had a procedure to remove a lipoma from his back.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Jaylen Brown receives adorable card from niece after Celtics win over Magic

After the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic, Jaylen Brown shared an adorable card that his niece gave to him calling him an "inspiration to [his] family and everyone around him."
ESPN
October 11

Kyrie out of second China game with injury

Kyrie Irving will not play in Saturday's preseason game between the Nets and Lakers after aggravating his facial injury.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Jaylen Brown confirms hiring of agent, addresses contract situation

Jaylen Brown has hired an agent to help him negotiate a contract extension with the Boston Celtics.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

ESPN projects Warriors as third-best NBA team over next three seasons

Safe to say, the Warriors' downfall has been overstated.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Five takeaways from Celtics preseason win at Orlando: Tacko Edition

The Celtics delivered the kind of stifling defensive performance on the road in Orlando that this group had been seeking, resulting in a 100-75 blowout win.
RealGM
October 11
Hollis Thompson Signs Partially Guaranteed Deal With Kings
Basketball Insiders
October 11

NBA Sixth Man Watch 2019-20: Preseason Edition

A familiar name headlines the likely contenders to be named the NBA's best bench player, but Lou Williams may have stiffer challenges than usual in the race to be the Sixth Man of the Year.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Thad Young hopes to bring same intangibles to Bulls that he left in Indy

Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard praised Thaddeus Young for helping change the culture during Young's three-season stint in Indiana. Now, Young hopes to do the same for the Bulls.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

NBA not holding media availability rest of China trip

The Lakers and Nets played their preseason game Thursday in Shanghai without typical media availability, reportedly at the behest of the Chinese government. The teams won't speak for Saturday's game in Shenzhen, either.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

While league watches, waits, another report Wizards not trading Bradley Beal

The situation remains the same.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

4 takeaways from the shorthanded Bulls' preseason loss to the Pacers

Rookie Coby White shined, but the shorthanded Bulls shot poorly from 3-point range in their third straight preseason loss. White scored 24 points and continued to play with a confidence that belies his tender age.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Ex-coach Johnny Dawkins on Tacko Fall: 'His room for growth is astronomical'

Tacko Fall is fighting to make the Boston Celtics' roster, but his collegiate head coach, Johnny Dawkins, seems confident in his ability to make it in the NBA. Dawkins called Fall's room for growth "astronomical", writes A. Sherrod Blakely.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Highlights of the Celtics' 100-75 preseason victory over the Magic

Without Kemba Walker, the Celtics open the game on a 21-2 run and never look back as Jayson Tatum scores 15 points and Marcus Smart 14 in Boston's100-75 rout of the Magic in Orlando in preseason game No. 2.
HoopsHype
October 11

The HoopsHype Daily: NBA's declining ratings make future concerning

Yahoo Sports
October 11

Warriors' Steph Curry, Steve Kerr give opinion on NBA's challenge rule

Like his head coach, the two-time NBA MVP doesn't seem to be a big fan of the new rule.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip

The NBA will complete its trip to China in silence. Saturday's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets to end this year's NBA China Games series will be played as scheduled in Shenzhen, though there will be no news conferences for players or coaches before or after that contest
Yahoo Sports
October 11

WATCH: Marcus Smart masquerades as Steph Curry on corner-3

Marcus Smart was hot from behind the arc on Friday night and he did his best impersonation of Steph Curry at the end of the second half on a corner-3.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

3-pointer by Zion Williamson in the first quarter

Yahoo Sports
October 11

Jaylen Brown punctuates strong first half with breakaway jam

Jaylen Brown was one of the Boston Celtics' best first-half performers against the Orlando Magic, and he punctuated his opening half performance with a steal-and-slam late in the second quarter.
CBS Sports
October 11

Warriors' Stephen Curry erupts for 40 points in 25 minutes; Steve Kerr says his All-Star is in 'midseason form'

If you watched Steph Curry on Thursday night, you probably forgot that it was a preseason game
Yahoo Sports
October 11

James Johnson hits weight goal, is back on practice floor with Miami Heat

“Day 1 of earning my respect back.”
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Hoops draft recap: Experts discuss fantasy basketball sleepers, steals, strategies

The Yahoo Friends & Family hoops draft is in the books and, naturally, everyone is feeling like they aced it. Let's review the results.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

That 617 Life Podcast: Pats are 6-0 and a surprising discovery about the NBA

The 617 Life crew of Shanda Foster, Cerrone Battle and Leroy Irvin react to the undefeated Patriots dispatching the Giants and something surprising about the NBA and NFL.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

WATCH: Gordon Hayward throws down first quarter dunk for Celtics

Gordon Hayward threw down a big dunk for the Boston Celtics in their preseason game against the Orlando Magic as part of a dominant first quarter performance.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

The backup plan for Joel Embiid looks pretty darn good as Sixers beat Hornets in preseason action

Without Joel Embiid, Al Horford and the rest of the Sixers' starters shined in a 100-87 preseason win over the Hornets at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Friday night. By Paul Hudrick
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Why Warriors should trade Jacob Evans to make room for Marquese Chriss

The Warriors were already going to have to make some tough decisions, and that was before Marquese Chriss fell into their laps.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Report: If Andre Iguodala gets bought out Clippers, Lakers frontrunners to land him

Memphis wants to trade him, but a buyout is possible.
Basketball Insiders
October 11

Could Gordon Hayward Officially Be ‘Back?’

Following what had to be a frustrating season, Gordon Hayward is showing signs of being the Hayward of old. Matt John examines what looks different about Gordon and what impact that could have on the Boston Celtics.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Kings sign Hollis Thompson after waiving Isaiah Pineiro, Eric Mika

The Kings had a busy day with transactions and injury updates.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Tacko Fall opens up about being a fan favorite during Boston Celtics preseason

Tacko Fall has become the ultimate fan favorite for the Boston Celtics faithful this preseason. The 7-foot-6 center recently opened up on what it's like to be in that position and if there is any pressure that comes with it.
FOX Sports
October 11

NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip

NBA says Lakers and Nets will play again to finish China trip, but without any media availabilities
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Warriors' Steve Kerr details his 'Welcome to San Francisco' moment

Golden State's head coach should consider himself lucky.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Celtics vs. Magic live stream: Watch NBA preseason game online

The Boston Celtics are on the road tonight for preseason game No. 2 tonight when they face the Magic in Orlando.The Celtics will be without their marquee acquisition from the offseason, point guard Kemba Walker, who is being held out of the game with knee inflammation. Here's more on Kemba's
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Gordon Hayward's 'relationship stays the same' with Chinese sneaker company amid NBA controversy

Amid the NBA-China controversy stirred up by a the Houston Rockets GM's tweet, Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward says he'll continue to wear sneakers made by Anta, a Chinese athletic footwear company.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Mike Pompeo joins politicians in slamming NBA’s response to China incident

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the latest politician to hit the league over it’s response to the China controversy.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Jets are going to great lengths to protect Sam Darnold's spleen during return

Sam Darnold will be wearing some special pads during his return in Week 6 against the Cowboys.
RealGM
October 11
Dunc'd On: SAS Outlook w/ Jeff McDonald; CLE Outlook w/ Chris Fedor
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Celtics G Kemba Walker out tonight vs. Magic, but expected back for practice Saturday

Kemba Walker is being held out of the Celtics' second preseason game tonight in Orlando with knee inflammation, but he's expected to be back at practice Saturday.
FOX Sports
October 11

Kings forwards Ariza, Giles to miss last 2 preseason games

Sacramento Kings forward Trevor Ariza will miss the final two preseason games after he had a procedure to remove a lipoma from his back
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Fantasy Basketball: These players can ruin your draft if you pick them at their current ADP

Victor Oladipo is just one of a group of players worth avoiding in fantasy basketball drafts at their current Yahoo ADP.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

NBA cancels media events for teams in China

The NBA announced it was canceling all media availability between players and the press, for the remainder of the Brooklyn Nets' and Los Angeles Lakers' stay in China. The decision comes a week after Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey posted a tweet supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong
ESPN
October 11

NBA: No media availability for rest of China trip

The NBA will not be holding media availability for the rest of the Lakers' and Nets' trip to China, citing the "complicated and unprecedented situation" the teams are in.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Eclectic Warriors rookie guard Jordan Poole attaining early success

The first-round draft pick has already carved out a role through just two preseason games.
ESPN
October 11

Curry puts on show with 40 points in 25 minutes

Stephen Curry delivered a performance Thursday night that offered a glimpse of how dominant he might be as the Warriors go through a transition season.
CBS Sports
October 11

Like father, like son: Bronny James and Zaire Wade lead star-studded media day for Sierra Canyon high school

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade's sons mirrored their fathers in an NBA-style media day held at Sierra Canyon
Basketball Insiders
October 11

Collins, Whiteside Appear Mismatched During Blazers’ Preseason Opener

Zach Collins and Hassan Whiteside started up front for the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday -- but after just one preseason game, it's clear they're still a long way from proving that partnership's staying power, writes Jack Winter.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Kevin Durant says Thunder blowing 3-1 lead to Warriors doesn’t rank in top five of career losses

How could Kevin Durant leave the Thunder for the Warriors, who had just beaten Oklahoma City in the playoffs?
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Steph Curry asserts aggression in 40-point game with new-look Warriors

No Klay, No KD, no problem. Steph Curry showed he's ready to go off this season.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Glenn Robinson III states his case as Warriors' starting small forward

The Warriors are searching for a starting small forward after Kevin Durant's departure, and Glenn Robinson III might be the answer.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

GAME RECAP: Kings 105, Suns 88

De'Aaron Fox scores 18 points with six assists to lead the Kings over the Suns, 105-88.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

GAME RECAP: Warriors 143, Timberwolves 123

Stephen Curry scores 40 points to go along with six rebounds and six assists as the Warriors beat the Timberwolves.
CBS Sports
October 11

Top 25 under 25: Ranking the NBA's best young players entering the 2019-20 campaign

A look at the future of the NBA through the lens of CBS Sports' top 100
Yahoo Sports
October 11

The Fast Break | Oct. 10

Check out the best action from Thursday night in the NBA with the Fast Break.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

NBA rumors: Andre Iguodala will choose Lakers or Clippers if bought out

The Andre Iguodala saga might not have a resolution for several more months ...
ESPN
October 11

Draft prospect RJ Hampton sees the NBA up close: 'It was just a dream come true'

Lottery prospect RJ Hampton is getting his first taste of NBA competition with the New Zealand Breakers.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

The Contrarian: Why Maccabi Haifa was exactly the test the Trail Blazers needed

An alternate look at Thursday's blowout win
CBS Sports
October 11

Despite consistent trade speculation, Kevin Love is committed to Cavaliers, wants to remain in Cleveland

Love has been mentioned in trade talks ever since LeBron James signed with the Lakers
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Countdown to Tip-Off: Blazers beat Timberwolves in 2006 home opener

The streaks continued in 2006 with a victory over Minnesota in the home opener
Yahoo Sports
October 11

GAME RECAP: Trail Blazers 104, Haifa Maccabi Haifa 68

Anfernee Simons scores 22 points, Zach Collins adds 16 points to lead Portland over Maccabi Haifa.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Celtics Spotlight: Gordon Hayward ready to regain pre-injury consistency

It'll be a successful season for Gordon Hayward if - two years removed from his horrific ankle injury - he's back to being "the player I came here to be" with the Celtics.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Top 10 Plays | Oct. 10

Check out the top plays from Thursday night in the NBA.
SLAM
October 11
Rockets Claim Ray Spalding Off Waivers
Yahoo Sports
October 11

GAME RECAP: Nuggets 111, Clippers 91

Nikola Jokic racks up a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds as Denver tops Los Angeles.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Irving aggravates injury, Nets hold off Lakers in Shanghai

Kyrie Irving flew halfway around the world to play for 66 seconds. Irving aggravated his facial fracture shortly after tip-off in his preseason debut for the Brooklyn Nets, who beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-111 in the opener of this year's two-game NBA China Games series on Thursday in Shanghai
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Anfernee Simons delivers on night with no Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum or Hassan Whiteside

Anfernee Simons scores 22 in exhibition-game victory as the Blazers roll to a win
SLAM
October 11
Freshman Guard Gabe Cupps Will TAKE YOUR ANKLES!
Yahoo Sports
October 11

NBA Draft Guide Preview: SG Rankings

Dominate your hoops draft with exclusive content from Rotoworld's NBA Draft Guide, including position tiers, projections, rankings and much more! (Getty Images)
Yahoo Sports
October 11

How Clippers became overwhelming favorites

Los Angeles is the odds-on favorite to win the NBA championship — and with good reason.
Yahoo Sports
October 11

With Nets, Kyrie Irving takes another stab at leading young team

Even by his own admission, Irving struggled to lead the young Celtics last season.
Basketball Insiders
October 11

Five Breakout Players to Watch — Southeast Division

The Southeast Division is full of young, on-the-cusp players. A number of them could easily have breakout seasons in 2019-20, and that could have long-term implications on the division -- and the entire league. Drew Maresca writes.
Basketball Insiders
October 11

Report: Jaylen Brown to Hire Jason Glushon as Agent

Forward Jaylen Brown told the Globe Thursday that he has hired agent Jason Glushon to take the lead on contract-extension negotiations with the Celtics. “It’s just what’s best for me,” Brown said. “I don’t really want to talk about it. I think [talking] is a distraction. But I made my decision and I move on.” […]
Basketball Insiders
October 11

Sources: Pacers Exercise Options on TJ Leaf, Aaron Holiday

The Pacers are picking up the fourth-year option on forward T.J. Leaf’s contract, league sources tell ESPN. Leaf was the 18th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. The Pacers are picking up the fourth-year option on forward T.J. Leaf’s contract, league sources tell ESPN. Leaf was the 18th overall pick in the 2017 NBA […]
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Warriors takeaways: What we learned from 143-123 win over Timberwolves

Steph Curry scored 40 points, and the Warriors blew out the T-Wolves by 20 points in their second preseason game.
ESPN
October 11

Lowe: 2019-20 NBA League Pass Rankings

Here is our look at the best teams to watch this season and what makes them special.
SLAM
October 11
Lonzo Ball: ‘I Didn’t Live Up to That Standard’ of a No. 2 Pick
SLAM
October 11
Zach LaVine: ‘No Reason I Shouldn’t Be an All-Star or All-NBA Type Guy’
Yahoo Sports
October 11

Why Nassir Little's injury was a significant missed opportunity

With no Dame and no CJ, opportunities and minutes were to be had.
SLAM
October 10
The ‘Travis Scott’ AJVI is Now Live on StockX
Yahoo Sports
October 10

There are no winners in NBA-China dustup

The season can’t start soon enough for the league, but even then, another flare-up is just a tweet or sound bite away.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Trump criticizes NBA's Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich over their responses to China controversy

President Trump blasted two of his frequent critics, NBA coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich, for their responses to the ongoing fallout between the league and China.
Basketball Insiders
October 10

NBA Daily: Eager Teague Putting Unusual Year Behind Him

After missing 40 games and the playoffs both for the first time in his career, Jeff Teague has his eyes forward with the vibing Minnesota Timberwolves. Spencer Davies writes why the veteran point guard is bound for a bounce-back season.
SLAM
October 10
Bronny is a YOUNG KING 👑 LeBron James Jr Summer Highlights Pt. 1
SLAM
October 10
Report: Front Offices Consider Possibility Of Salary Cap Dropping
RealGM
October 10
Marquese Chriss Open To Signing Two-Way Deal With Warriors
RealGM
October 10
Dunc'd On: LAC Outlook w/ Jovan Buha
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Political question to James Harden and Russell Westbrook shut down: ‘Basketball questions only’ (video)

NBA commissioner Adam Silver: “The NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues. We simply could not operate that way."
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Celtics Talk Podcast: Is Tacko Mania out of control? Al Horford opens up on his decision to leave Celtics

Celtics Talk Podcast: Is Tacko Mania out of control? Al Horford opens up on his decision to leave Celtics.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

AJ: And The Most Important Tar Heel Is...

Leaky Black just may be the most important player on UNC's team this season, so says his Hall of Fame coach.
RealGM
October 10
Scott Skiles Receives Interest From Olympiakos
RealGM
October 10
Zach LaVine Focused On Winning, Making All-Star Team This Season
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Irving, playing with face fracture, leaves Nets-Lakers early

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Brooklyn guard Kyrie Irving left the team's preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers about one minute after tip-off after taking a hit to the face.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Big man Luke Kornet out to show he's more than a shooter for the Bulls

Center Luke Kornet doesn't consider being a 7-foot-1-inch shooter a novelty. "I'm just playing basketball," he said. In his Bulls debut, the big man showed he can impact the game in myriad ways.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

GAME RECAP: Nets 114, Lakers 111

Spencer Dinwiddie scores 20 points as the Nets get the win over the Lakers, 114-111.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

GAME RECAP: Thunder 110, New Zealand Breakers 84

Steven Adams notches a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds as Oklahoma City gets the win against New Zealand.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Five Warriors who can make big impression in preseason game vs. T-Wolves

The Warriors have a number of intriguing position battles to keep your eye on Thursday at Chase Center.
RealGM
October 10
Jayson Tatum To 'Shoot More 3's, And Layups, And Free Throws' This Season
CBS Sports
October 10

NBA-China issue: Latest news on Daryl Morey's Hong Kong tweet, what it means for the league

Everything you need to know about the continued rift between China and the NBA
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Fantasy Basketball Podcast: More preseason notes, Porzingis' return, and BEN SIMMONS HIT A 3!

Dalton Del Don and Andy Behrens talk the Ben Simmons three-pointer that broke the internet and much more in the latest Yahoo Fantasy Basketball Podcast.
RealGM
October 10
Kyrie Irving, Caris LeVert Leave Preseason Game With Injuries
Yahoo Sports
October 10

NBA calls off press conference with star players amid China row

FS1 host Jason Whitlock warns the NBA and Nike are beholden to the communist Chinese market and their rules.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Kawhi with back-to-back buckets in Clippers' preseason debut

Yahoo Sports
October 10

Instant Analysis: Young Guns get run in 2nd preseason game

Quick thoughts as the 2nd preseason game wraps up with Lillard and McCollum sitting out.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

NBA Countdown: Which player wore No. 12 best in league history?

There are currently 12 days until the NBA season opener on Oct. 22. So, who wore No. 12 best?
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Kyrie Irving aggravates facial injury during NBA game held amid controversy in China

If the NBA plays a game in China and nobody in the host country sees it on television, did it really happen?
SLAM
October 10
Lou Williams Joins Ownership Group for A3C Festival & Conference
HoopsHype
October 10

Season preview: Denver Nuggets

CBS Sports
October 10

Nets' Kyrie Irving leaves preseason debut in China two minutes into game after taking shot to already-injured face

Irving, already wearing a mask to protect a facial fracture, took a Rajon Rondo shoulder to the face against the Lakers
FOX Sports
October 10

Irving aggravates injury, Nets hold off Lakers in Shanghai

Kyrie Irving aggravates his facial injury early in Brooklyn's preseason win over the Lakers in Shanghai
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Countdown to Tip-Off: Blazers beat Hawks in 2005 home opener

The streaks continued in 2005 with a victory over Atlanta in the home opener
Yahoo Sports
October 10

NBA plays preseason game in China without typical media availability, reportedly at behest of Chinese government

Kyrie Irving left the game with a facial injury. LeBron James scored 20 points. The Brooklyn Nets beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-111. But you won't hear directly from any of them about it from Shanghai.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

GAME RECAP: Rockets 118, Raptors 111

James Harden and Russell Westbrook both scored 22 points to lead the Rockets over the Raptors in Tokyo 118-111.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Warriors' Draymond Green still adjusting to new NBA height rules

Draymond will continue to fight against his new "official" NBA height.
CBS Sports
October 10

Nets' Kyrie Irving leaves preseason debut in China two minutes into game after taking elbow to already-injured face

Irving, already wearing a mask to protect a facial fracture, took a Rajon Rondo elbow to the face in the Nets-Lakers exhibition
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Doc Rivers gives ode to Clayton Kershaw in wake of disastrous NLDS Game 5 performance

“I don’t think I have felt worse for one single guy than Kershaw," Rivers explained, adding that the performance was a reminder of the lengths to which players will go for their teams.
ESPN
October 10

Bulls' LaVine: No reason I shouldn't be All-Star

Two-time slam dunk champion Zach LaVine says if the Bulls get on a winning track this year, he expects to be playing on Sunday night of All-Star weekend, not just showing off his skills on that Saturday.
CBS Sports
October 10

Best NBA player at each age heading into 2019-20 season: Plenty of veterans still making massive impact

We often group players by their draft class, but sorting by age provides a unique look at the NBA landscape
CBS Sports
October 10

Ranking NBA's 20 best centers: Takeaways from a versatile group of young bigs that are still breaking out

Some familiar faces top our list of the league's best centers
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Fueled by doubt, Young wants to set league on fire

Trae Young had a rookie season that should have silenced many of his critics. But every slight motivates the guard who's trying to get the Hawks to the playoffs. "They'll see."
ESPN
October 10

Kyrie plays 1 minute after aggravating injury

Nets guard Kyrie Irving left the game against the Lakers after one minute because he aggravated a facial injury he suffered before training camp.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Kyrie Irving exits Nets-Lakers after taking a Rajon Rondo shot to face

Kyrie Irving's bad luck with his new team continued Thursday morning in Shanghai.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Bulls Talk Podcast: Are the Bulls ‘back’?; Thoughts after 2 preseason games

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue join Kevin Anderson to discuss the Bulls after 2 preseason games.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Kyrie Irving leaves Nets-Lakers early after hit to the face (VIDEO)

Irving left the team's preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers about one minute after tip-off after taking a hit to the face.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Young guys getting a chance against Maccabi Haifa

With the stars sitting out, the young guys will get a chance to shine
ESPN
October 10

NBA game in China played with some restrictions

The NBA game in China between the Lakers and Nets was played Thursday, but there was no media availability of any kind for either team.
FOX Sports
October 10

Irving, playing with face fracture, leaves Nets-Lakers early

Irving tries to play through facial fracture, takes hit early in Lakers-Nets preseason game
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Brian Scalabrine on Tacko Mania: I know what it's like and I'm all in

What's it like to have a crowd chanting for you to get in the game? Brian Scalabrine knows what Tacko Fall is going through and he's hoping the chants - and the 7-6 center carving out a role in Boston - are a season-long phenomenon.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

NBA, China feud could hit league’s bottom line, which has teams thinking of lower salary cap

Likely the hit is minor if anything at all, but teams are preparing for 10 to 15 percent, just in case.
Basketball Insiders
October 10

The New Face Of OKC: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Russell Westbrook was the face of Oklahoma City for 11 years. Now, they have a new one: Second-year stud Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Drew Mays writes.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Kristaps Porzingis had 18 points, 7 rebounds in return to NBA court

He was understandably rusty at points, but his shot looked smooth.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Wizards vs. Knicks Preseason: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Wizards' third game of the preseason is a rematch of their first. This time, they get the Knicks on the road.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Zion Williamson in Dunk Contest? He’s not making that decision yet

Of course he hasn't decided yet. But he's going to dunk, right?
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Celtics' Williams (groin) travels with team to Orlando, available for preseason game Friday

An MRI confirms Robert Williams' groin injury doesn't appear to be serious and he travels with the Celtics to Orlando, where he'll likely be available to play in the preseason game with the Magic.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Mike D’Antoni says he does plan to stagger Russell Westbrook, James Harden some

D'Antoni wants to keep at least two of Harden, Westbrook, and Eric Gordon on the court at the same time.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

How do we curb our expectations for Anfernee Simons?

Dane Delgado looks at one of the huge X-factors of this Trail Blazer season...
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Pacers exercise contract options on Leaf, Aaron Holiday

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Pacers have exercised contract options on TJ Leaf and Aaron Holiday.
FOX Sports
October 10

Pacers exercise contract options on Leaf, Aaron Holiday

Indiana Pacers exercise contract options on TJ Leaf and Aaron Holiday
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Mark Cuban once ripped NFL’s 'hoggish' business. That same mentality has bitten NBA in China and NFL is watching.

The NFL is learning from the NBA’s pr mistakes in the Chinese market, much like the NBA learned from the NFL’s mistakes in America.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Tomas Satoransky takes lead in race to be Bulls' starting lead guard

When the Bulls acquired Tomas Satoransky from the Wizards in a sign-and-trade transaction, all signs pointed to him landing the starting point guard spot. Coach Jim Boylen plans to make his decision on Satoransky or Kris Dunn soon.
Basketball Insiders
October 10

NBA Daily: Five Breakout Players To Watch — Southwest Division

Young point guards are the theme in the Southwest Division and whichever one breaks out this season could determine the West's eighth seed, writes Douglas Farmer.
ESPN
October 10

Draymond: Players won't stop talking big issues

Warriors forward Draymond Green says he thinks the NBA has handled the ongoing situation in China "well."
RealGM
October 10
Rockets Claim Ray Spalding Off Waivers
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Isaiah Thomas believes Bradley Beal is one of most talented teammates he's ever had

Isaiah Thomas has been around, but said Bradley Beal could be the second-best player he's shared the court with. That's how good Beal has become.
FOX Sports
October 10

Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are silent in Shanghai

The game goes on, but otherwise the Lakers, Nets and the NBA are all rendered silent in Shanghai after league's rift with China
FOX Sports
October 10

Media events canceled in China for NBA preseason game

Lakers and Nets play in Shanghai, but with no interview sessions permitted as part of rift between NBA and China
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Kemba Walker: ‘No hard feelings’ toward Hornets

Charlotte offered Walker just $160 million over five years – about $62 million less than his super max. Heck, it was about $30 million than his regular max would've been.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

The Bridge Podcast with Kevin Calabro, TV play-by-play voice of the Portland Trail Blazers

Justin Myers sits down with Kevin Calabro, the TV play-by-play voice of the Portland Trail Blazers.
RealGM
October 10
Pacers Exercise 20-21 Option On T.J. Leaf
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Draymond Green says he wants to educate himself on NBA-China situation

Draymond Green is happy with how Adam Silver has handled the NBA's latest controversy but wants to learn more before speaking on it.
RealGM
October 10
Hornets Sign Jalen McDaniels
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are silent in Shanghai

LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for a one-of-a-kind souvenir. In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey's freedom of speech, Chinese officials
RealGM
October 10
China Works To 'Tamp Down' Public Anger Against NBA
Yahoo Sports
October 10

'The Pecking Order' with Bulls Outsiders' Matt Peck: preseason

Matt Peck shares some of his favorite things from the first week of NBA preseason.
SLAM
October 10
Trae Young: ‘I Believe I Have a Chance to Be an All-Star This Year’
Yahoo Sports
October 10

NBA and China want a baggage-free relationship

On Thursday, China got the NBA product without any NBA complications. And the NBA wants Chinese fans without Chinese complications.
ESPN
October 10

NBA sorry reporter's China question stopped

The NBA issued a statement saying it has apologized to a reporter who was stopped from asking James Harden and Russell Westbrook about the recent China controversy.
RealGM
October 10
Zion Williamson Will Be 'Game-Time Decision' On Dunk Contest
Yahoo Sports
October 10

NBA apologizes for Rockets official blocking political question to James Harden and Russell Westbrook

China has everyone around the NBA shook.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

With Joel Embiid sitting against Hornets, Sixers will have first chance to start Al Horford at center

With Joel Embiid set to sit out Friday's preseason game against the Hornets, the Sixers will have their first chance to figure out how they want to play with Al Horford at center. By Noah Levick
SLAM
October 10
Dion Waiters: ‘I Know the Reason Why I’m Coming Off the Bench’
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Marquese Chriss explains main area of focus while playing for Warriors

Marquese Chriss -- who is on a non-guaranteed contract -- is willing to do whatever it takes to make the roster.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Starting tonight for the Portland Trail Blazers: Load Management

The latest on the Portland Trail Blazers ahead of their second preseason game
RealGM
October 10
RealGM Radio: Kevin Pelton On The Upcoming Season
SLAM
October 10
Extension Deadline Looms But Brandon Ingram Faces Chance To Boost Value
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Back to where Tacko-Mania began to take shape

The Boston Celtics will be back where Tacko-Mania began on Friday night when they take on the Orlando Magic.
RealGM
October 10
Pacers Exercise 20-21 Option On Aaron Holiday
Basketball Insiders
October 10

High-Performance Mindfulness: Money And Stress

Jake Rauchbach and Financial Advisor Rashad Bilal discuss money management, mental stress and the impact these issues can have on NBA players.
SLAM
October 10
SPEED IT UP: Kevin Huerter Is Already Taking Off with the Hawks
SLAM
October 10
Pacers Bring Back Walt Lemon Jr.
RealGM
October 10
Alvin Gentry After Zion Williamson's Game-High 29 Points: 'We Have To Get Him Moving'
RealGM
October 10
Marcus Morris To Avoid Suspension For Preseason Ejection
CBS Sports
October 10

Why Kristaps Porzingis' impressive preseason debut was everything Luka Doncic and the Mavericks could've hoped for

Porzingis put up 18 points in 19 minutes in his return to action after missing significant time due to an ACL tear
RealGM
October 10
Julius Randle On Kevin Durant's Comments About Knicks: 'I Feel Cool In Blue And Orange'
HoopsHype
October 10

Who is the better passer: Anthony Davis or Giannis Antetokounmpo?

Yahoo Sports
October 10

Celtics Spotlight: Will Jaylen Brown stand out, or get lost in the shuffle?

As Jaylen Brown enters his first contract year, A. Sherrod Blakely assesses what would make this season a successful one for the 22-year-old.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Can Philadelphia win playing big in a small-ball era?

Can size bring the Sixers its first title since Moses Malone and Dr. J were on the court together?
SLAM
October 10
Probable Starting Point Of $18M In Domantas Sabonis Extension Talks
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Former NBA star Al Harrington on bipartisan pushback against NBA's stance with China

Lawmakers send letter to NBA commissioner accusing the league of betraying fundamental American values; reaction from former NBA player Al Harrington.
ESPN
October 10

Hawks' Young using negativity as fuel for '19-20

Hawks point guard Trae Young wants to be an All-Star this season, and he told Yahoo Sports he will use negative comments about him and his team as motivation to do so.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Chinese companies cut ties with NBA over tweet supporting Hong Kong protests

The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers are facing off in China against a backdrop of controversy. Chinese businesses have threatened to cut ties with the league after a Houston Rockets executive tweeted support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. CBS News foreign correspondent Ramy Inocencio reports
SLAM
October 10
Mavericks Hire Nick Van Exel As Scout
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Rockets awkwardly refuse to let James Harden answer reporter’s question about China fallout

The Rockets didn't want James Harden and Russell Westbrook to talk about China.
Yahoo Sports
October 10

Al Horford: Last year’s Celtics group ‘just wasn’t going to be able to coexist’ if retained

After Kyrie Irving left for the Nets, Al Horford signed with the 76ers.
Basketball Insiders
October 10

Kevin Love: ‘I want to be’ in Cleveland

He’s no longer the willing follower. He’s the quiet leader. While rumors constantly fly about his future, [Kevin] Love is exactly where he wants to be, where he chose to be two summers ago. He has no interest in that changing. “I do want to be here. I always have,” Love told cleveland.com in an […]
Basketball Insiders
October 10

Sources: Andre Drummond, Pistons Talking Extension

[Tom] Gores confirmed the two sides are “talking at a business level,” and two sources told the Free Press that the [Detorit] Pistons have told [Andre] Drummond’s representatives the franchise would like to retain his services. This comes after multiple sources told the Free Press last month Drummond requested a contract extension at some point […]
Basketball Insiders
October 10

Sources: Rockets Waive Anthony Bennett

The Houston Rockets have waived former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. The Houston Rockets have waived former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 9, 2019 Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
ESPN
October 10

Zion lives at rim, drops 29 on 12-of-13 shooting

Zion Williamson scored a game-high 29 points in 27 minutes during the Pelicans' preseason win over the Bulls on Wednesday.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

LaMelo Ball's debut draws biggest viewership in Australian league's history

The youngest member of the Ball family looked strong in his NBL debut last weekend.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Ex-N.C. governor slams NBA over China controversy, cries hypocrisy over ‘bathroom bill’ handling

Pat McCrory likens the NBA’s controversy in China to the All-Star game in 2017, which was pulled from North Carolina over the discriminatory “bathroom bill."
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Zion Williamson is focused on the Bulls and his improvement, not the hype

Zion Williamson will play about 20 minutes in Wednesday's preseason game against the Bulls. The amiable rookie is trying to handle the hype that surrounds his every move.
SLAM
October 09
Harry Giles To Remain Sidelined With Knee Soreness
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Tops In Texas: Best of the Rest A-C Prospects

Kick-starting "Best of the Rest" are the A-C prospects. Seth Adams (pictured) took advantage of his time on the court.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Making a 3? No big deal to Ben Simmons — but it could be huge for Sixers

Ben Simmons and Brett Brown wanted to downplay Simmons' hitting a three in the preseason opener, but if this is a sign of things to come, it could be huge for the Sixers. By Paul Hudrick
Yahoo Sports
October 09

The Rush: OJ Howard caught a flyball and watched the Rays beat the Astros in Game 4

Bucs TE OJ Howard caught a flyball at Game 4 as the Rays survived and forced a Game 5 with a 4-1 victory over the Astros. Retired tight end Rob Gronkowski is joining Fox Sports on their NFL Pregame show. Nets forward Kevin Durant called the New York Knicks Uncool. 76ers Ben Simmons finally made a three-pointer
CBS Sports
October 09

NBA Top 100 player rankings, a team-by-team breakdown: Pelicans boast the most, Lakers' depth could be a concern

The Pelicans are the only team with six players on our Top 100 list, while the Hornets find themselves without a single one
CBS Sports
October 09

Ranking NBA's 20 best forwards: Takeaways from the league's most versatile position group

Just about every kind of player fills these rankings of the top 20 forwards in the NBA.
CBS Sports
October 09

Top 100 NBA players for 2019-20: LeBron James edges Kawhi Leonard for No. 1; Zion Williamson only rookie to make the cut

The revamped Lakers and Clippers each have two players cracking the top 10 in this year's CBS Sports' Top 100 list
CBS Sports
October 09

NBA Top 100 players: Debating where Kevin Durant would rank if healthy; most overrated, underrated names; biggest snubs

Five questions on our NBA player rankings heading into the 2019-20 season
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Warriors' Draymond Green disputes he's two inches shorter than listed

How tall is Warriors do-it-all forward Draymond Green? He tried to clear the air.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Jayson Tatum's vowed changes to offensive game should thrill Celtics fans

The young Celtics forward apparently is taking it upon himself to correct a particularly bad habit.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

GAME RECAP: Magic 97, Hawks 88

The Magic get a 97-88 win on the road against the Hawks. Terrence Ross scored 20 points off the bench for Orlando who move to 3-0 in the Preseason.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

GAME RECAP: Bucks 133, Jazz 99

Giannis Antetokounmpo notches a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds as Milwaukee beats Utah.
CBS Sports
October 09

Giannis Antetokounmpo primed for another huge season, but Bucks still need his jumper to improve for further success

The reigning MVP finished with 22 poins, 11 rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes
Yahoo Sports
October 09

How Kavion Pippen is trying to make his own name in Warriors tryout

It can't be growing up in your uncle's shadow when he's an NBA Hall of Famer.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Protesters show support for Hong Kong at Wizards game

Protesters handed out T-shirts and held up signs in support of Hong Kong on Wednesday night when the Washington Wizards hosted a team from the Chinese Basketball Association.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

The Fast Break | Best from Oct. 9

Check out all the action from Wednesday night in the NBA with the Fast Break.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Bulls' ball movement stands out in loss to Zion Williamson's Pelicans

Zion Williamson scored 29 points with only one miss as the Pelicans rallied from a 23-point, fourth-quarter deficit for a preseason victory over the Bulls. But anyone looking for positives saw plenty in the offensive style.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

An oral history of Ben Simmons' first made 3-pointer

To better understand the historical moment on Tuesday night in which Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons took and made a three-point shot, we went to the players, coach, fans, and broadcasters who were there to witness it to tell the story.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Donald Trump: Warriors coach Steve Kerr like ‘scared’ ‘little boy’ when asked about China-Hong Kong issue

Steve Kerr said he hadn't read enough to comment.
RealGM
October 09
Malik Beasley, Nuggets Discussing Extension
Yahoo Sports
October 09

GAME RECAP: Pelicans 127, Bulls 125

Zion Williamson puts up 29 points and four rebounds as New Orleans comes from behind to beat Chicago.
SLAM
October 09
Jayson Tatum to ‘Shoot More Threes, and Layups, and Free Throws’
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Protesters show support for Hong Kong at Wizards game

Protesters handed out T-shirts and held up signs in support of Hong Kong on Wednesday night when the Washington Wizards hosted a team from the Chinese Basketball Association. The Wizards beat the Guangzhou Long-Lions 137-98 in a game that included more than a half-dozen protests inside Capital One Arena
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Column: NBA walks on the right side of a fine line in China

If the NBA really wanted to make a statement it should have never issued a statement, much less two. No need to complicate things when two team owners had already genuflected to the irate citizens of China. The simple path for the NBA was to do what the creators of the show ''South Park'
FOX Sports
October 09

Column: NBA walks on the right side of a fine line in China

Column: NBA walks on the right side of a fine line in China; Freedom of speech has consequences for league
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Column: NBA walks on the right side of a fine line in China

If the NBA really wanted to make a statement it should have never issued a statement, much less two. No need to complicate things when two team owners had already genuflected to the irate citizens of China. The simple path for the NBA was to do what the creators of the show ''South Park'
RealGM
October 09
Some Teams Project 10-15 Percent Cap Drop If NBA Loses China Business
RealGM
October 09
Kevin Love Wants To Remain With Cavaliers
Yahoo Sports
October 09

D'Angelo Russell has big plans for success after move to Warriors

D'Angelo Russell got the bag, but now his work really begins.
SLAM
October 09
Uncertainty Over NBA Preseason Games In China
SLAM
October 09
Kevin Love: ‘I Do Want to Be Here. I Always Have’
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Top 10 Plays | Oct. 9

Check out all the top plays from Wednesday night in the NBA.
RealGM
October 09
ESPN Sends Memo Mandating On-Air Talent Avoid Political Discussions On China
Yahoo Sports
October 09

GAME RECAP: Heat 108, Hornets 94

Dion Waiters posts 19 points and dishes out four assists off the bench as Miami takes it, 108-94.
CBS Sports
October 09

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Bucks in dominant preseason win over Jazz

The reigning MVP finished with 22 poins, 11 rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes
Yahoo Sports
October 09

NIGHTLY NOTABLE | Zion Williamson

Zion Williamson impresses with 29 points, four rebounds and four assists in a win over the Bulls.
CBS Sports
October 09

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Bucks in dominant in preseason win over Jazz

The reigning MVP finished with 22 poins, 11 rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes
Yahoo Sports
October 09

French import Vincent Poirier ready to get his hands dirty with Celtics

Vincent Poirier's first experience with the Celtics was playing NBA2K. Now he's wearing the green and ready to contribute to a new-look frontcourt.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Zion Williamson drops 29 points in 27 minutes as preseason hype tour continues

The Pelicans phenom missed just one field goal attempt out of 13.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Report: ‘Important voice’ on Warriors urges GM to keep unguaranteed Marquese Chriss

By acquiring D'Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade, the Warriors hard-capped themselves for the rest of the season.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

An Al Horford/Kemba Walker combo wasn't going to happen in Boston

Al Horford may not have left if he knew Kemba Walker was on his way to Boston, but Chris Forsberg explains why that duo would have never happened on the Celtics.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

NBA postpones Lakers, Nets media sessions in Shanghai amid fallout over Daryl Morey tweet

The NBA is still dealing with the fallout of Daryl Morey's tweet supporting Hong Kong protestors.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

GAME RECAP: Pistons 124, Mavericks 117

Derrick Rose comes off the bench to score 18 points and dish out five assists to lead Chicago over Dallas.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

GAME RECAP: Wizards 137, Guangzhou Long-Lions 98

Moritz Wagner posts 21 points and grabs four rebounds as Washington drops the Guangzhou Long-Lions.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Ted Cruz, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez co-sign Congressional request that NBA suspend activities in China

The NBA has a giant mess on its hands with no easy solution in sight and is now getting formal suggestions from the American government on how to solve it.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

"I am here for Adam Silver" - Rockets' Harden

SHOWS: TOKYO, JAPAN (OCTOBER 9, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HOUSTON ROCKETS PLAYER, JAMES HARDEN, SAYING: "We all have freedom of speech, that is the world we live in. Everyone should (say) how they feel and their thought process, be able to
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Report: NBA teams preparing for potential salary cap drop due to China situation

With the NBA's situation with China still ongoing, teams are reportedly planning for a potential salary-cap drop for the 2020-21 season.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Popovich lauds Silver's response to China over tweet rift

Gregg Popovich, the NBA's longest-tenured coach, lauded NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday for his stance supporting freedom of speech amid the ongoing rift with China. Popovich, speaking before his San Antonio Spurs faced the Miami Heat in a preseason game, said he recognized that Silver is
HoopsHype
October 09

Execs discuss potential Jaylen Brown extension: 'I don’t think they’ll give him a max'

Yahoo Sports
October 09

Sterling Brown’s attorney asks judge to reject $400,000 settlement offer

Brown wants an admission of guilt from the city, not just money.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Report: All indications Lakers and Nets will play preseason game in China as scheduled

Preliminary events were canceled. Media availability was postponed. Advertisements were taken down.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

NBA players most likely to be traded this season

With so many newcomers around the league, there are fewer than usual obvious in-season trade candidates entering the year.
FOX Sports
October 09

Protesters show support for Hong Kong at Wizards game

Protesters handed out T-shirts and held up signs in support of Hong Kong when the Washington Wizards hosted a team from the Chinese Basketball Association
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Kevin Love on Cleveland: ‘I do want to be here. I always have.’

Love wants to stay and lead the young Cavaliers, but if he stays healthy this season the trade rumors will ramp up.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Miami rookie Tyler Herro has 18 points in preseason debut

His fellow rookies voted Tyler Herro the best shooter in this draft class. He showed some of that in the Las Vegas Summer League, where he could score on catch-and-shoot chances, pull-ups, step-backs, running off screens, and he can get out in transition as well. Herro also plays with swagger. Herro
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Report: Pistons, Andre Drummond ‘talking at a business level’ about extension

It's highly unlikely an extension is reached. Drummond will become one of the biggest name free agents next summer.
Basketball Insiders
October 09

NBA Daily: Seven Breakout Players To Watch – Central Division

Familiar faces have changed teams within the Central Division. The Bucks are the favorites, but there will be plenty of competition in a division oozing with youth and talent. Chad Smith looks at seven players primed to break out this season.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Ying Ma: NBA is groveling for money in China

'Chinese Girl in the Ghetto' author Ying Ma, who escaped from communist China, weighs in on NBA-China controversy.
RealGM
October 09
Execs: Trade Market Currently Deadest They Can Remember In Years
HoopsHype
October 09

The HoopsHype Daily: Blazers have a title on their minds

Yahoo Sports
October 09

Matisse Thybulle, who reminds Joel Embiid of Robert Covington, could be key piece of Sixers' colorful bench

Matisse Thybulle reminds Joel Embiid of Robert Covington, and the rookie's attitude and skill set align well with what Brett Brown is looking for from his bench this season. By Noah Levick
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Rui puts his athleticism on display with this monster putback slam

The Wizards first-round draft pick shows fans just what they can expect from him this season.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

GAME RECAP: Nuggets 105, Trail Blazers 94

Paul Millsap leads the way with 14 points and five rebounds as Denver drops Portland.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Pro-Hong Kong protesters appear at Wizards exhibition vs. Chinese team

Hong Kong protests and China's reaction have dominated the conversation around the NBA in the last week.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

NBA postpones Nets, Lakers media sessions in Shanghai; games remain in question

“Given the fluidity of the situation, today’s media availability has been postponed,” the league said.
CBS Sports
October 09

Ranking NBA's 20 best guards: The usual suspects lead the way with a few young stars on the rise

Point guards dominate the top 20 list, with a couple young stars cracking the top 10
RealGM
October 09
Lakers-Nets Game In China Remains On As Scheduled
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Sources: NBA teams planning for scenario in which salary cap could drop due to situation with China

The process is part of NBA teams’ regular seasonal planning, but a drop in the cap would change the offseason landscape.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Pro-Hong Kong protests seen at Wizards game, NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

The NBA called off scheduled media sessions Wednesday in Shanghai and Shenzhen ahead of games there.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Donald Trump's Steve Kerr remarks prove sports, politics inseparable

Pretending otherwise is brazen ignorance of facts that pass before our eyes every day.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Shanghai's NBA banners removed, team news conference canceled

An unidentified NBA spokesperson appeared before mass of journalists at a hotel to announce the cancelation, without giving a specific reason or answering reporters' questions. Local organizers also canceled fan events in the city. The events were planned to hype up the exhibition game
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Former NBA player: China tried to save face, had knee-jerk reaction

Power struggle emerges in China-NBA rift; reaction from former NBA player Brock Gillespie.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and Shenzhen
HoopsHype
October 09

Season preview: Portland Trail Blazers

CBS Sports
October 09

Warriors' Draymond Green reveals true height, calls out doubters in Instagram post

Green proved that those who thought he was 6-5 -- including his own head coach -- are wrong
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Could Celtics have co-existed if Kyrie Irving re-signed? Al Horford doesn't think so

Many Boston Celtics fans had come to the realization as the 2018-19 season was ending that Kyrie Irving leaving the team over the summer in NBA free agency was a real possibility. But Al Horford leaving, too? And to a hated rival? Few fans would have predicted that story unfolding.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Stephen Curry becomes latest NBA thought leader to avoid addressing China controversy

After a simple Daryl Morey tweet set off an international incident, normally vocal NBA figures continue to tread the China situation lightly.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Sixers Talk podcast: Did Twitter overreact to Ben Simmons' three?

Danny Pommells and Paul Hudrick discuss Matisse Thybulle making a case for playing time, the Sixers possibly having the best defensive backcourt in the NBA and Ben Simmons making the first three of his career.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Warriors will have better record than Lakers, John Hollinger predicts

Are you ready for a Warriors-Lakers first round playoff matchup?
SLAM
October 09
Andre Drummond: ‘No Player Should Feel Like They’re Not a Max Player’
SLAM
October 09
Giannis Antetokounmpo: Bucks Out to Prove 60-Win Season No Fluke
SLAM
October 09
‘I Had to Take a Shot’: Ben Simmons Hits First Career Three-Pointer
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Steph Curry responds to President Donald Trump's Steve Kerr comments

"I gotta welcome Steve to the club."
ESPN
October 09

Trump targets Kerr, Popovich for China responses

President Donald Trump said the NBA has to "work out their own situation" with China while criticizing coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich, saying they "were pandering to China."
ESPN
October 09

Trump targets Kerr, Popovich for China responses

President Donald Trump said the NBA has to "work out their own situation" with China while criticizing coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich, saying they "were pandering to China."
Yahoo Sports
October 09

NBA commissioner defends free speech after China halts NBA broadcasts

China halts broadcasts over Hong Kong tweet; reaction from Mike Gunzleman, host of 'The Gunz Show.'
Yahoo Sports
October 09

NBA gets a taste of China's suppression

This is how China operates. It crushes dissent, stifles free speech and never compromises. The effect can be chilling, even for a powerful sports league.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

NBA odds: Will Celtics go over or under oddsmakers' 2019-20 win total?

The Boston Celtics' roster has undergone many changes from last season, but given the disappointing finish to the 2018-19 campaign, these changes probably were for the better.Oddsmakers, based on NBA championship odds for the upcoming 2019-20 season, consider the Celtics to be the third-best team
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Report: Celtics' Jaylen Brown hires ex-teammate Al Horford's agent

Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown has hired ex-teammate Al Horford's agent, Jason Glushon, to represent him according to ESPN's Jackie MacMullan.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Donald Trump chastises 'little boy' Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich over NBA's china flap

Donald Trump used the NBA's China controversy as an opportunity to attack two of his most vocal critics in sports.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Warriors' Draymond Green proves he's 6-foot-6 in Instagram video

The Warriors forward wants the whole world to know the prescise measurement.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

It Took Ben Simmons Two Years To Hit His First NBA 3-Pointer

As a 6-foot-10 point guard, Ben Simmons doesn't really need to shoot threes. And for the first 182 official games of his NBA career (including post...
Basketball Insiders
October 09

NBA Daily: Is Size Making A Comeback?

The rise of small-ball made it seem as though the era of extra height was done, but Matt John takes a look at several teams who will use their extra height in their frontcourt to their advantage.
SLAM
October 09
Anthony Bennett Waived By Houston Rockets
RealGM
October 09
Rockets Waive Anthony Bennett
RealGM
October 09
Andre Drummond, Pistons Have Discussed Extension 'At A Business Level'
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Fantasy Basketball Drafts: Target players from these four fast-paced teams

The Atlanta Hawks are one of four teams worth targeting in fantasy basketball drafts based on their pace of play.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

President Donald Trump calls out Warriors' Steve Kerr over China comments

Steve Kerr became the latest member of the sports world to draw the ire of President Trump.
FOX Sports
October 09

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

NBA postpones Wednesday's scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers
FOX Sports
October 09

NBA postpones Nets-Lakers media sessions in Shanghai

NBA postpones Wednesday's scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers
RealGM
October 09
Donald Trump: NBA Has To Work Out Their Own Situation With China
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Amid rift with China, will the NBA be forced to apologize?

The NBA, embroiled in a rift caused by a tweet expressing support for pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, has avoided going that route - for now. ''I think that Commissioner Silver might have to do what everyone in our country doesn't want him to have to do,'' said Windy Dees
RealGM
October 09
Caris LeVert Believes He Can Become Brooklyn's 2nd Star In 19-20
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Michael Holton joins Trail Blazers radio as analyst for all 82 regular season games

The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Wednesday that they have hired Michael Holton as the full-time team's radio analyst...
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Report: Detroit Pistons building statue for Isiah Thomas

The Detroit Free Press reports that the Detroit Pistons will build a statue outside of Little Caesars Arena for former Piston and Hoosier great Isiah Thomas. A statue will reportedly be built for former Detroit Piston and Indiana Hoosier Isiah Thomas outside of Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

NBA rumors: Warriors 'petition' GM Bob Myers to keep Marquese Chriss

An "important voice in the locker room" wants Marquese Chriss to be on Golden State's Opening Night roster.
RealGM
October 09
76ers Claim Fans Were Removed For Disruption, Not Hong Kong Protest
Yahoo Sports
October 09

NBA-China standoff intensifies over controversial tweet

The fallout between the NBA and China has intensified after Chinese organizers canceled a fan event in Shanghai just one day before an exhibition game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers. The decision to cancel the meet and greet between players and fans came after NBA Commissioner Adam
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Improving defense remains a priority for Brad Stevens, Celtics

After one preseason game, A. Sherrod Blakely writes that the expected concerns about the Celtics defense are real - very real.
Basketball Insiders
October 09

Five Non-Lottery Rookies Poised To Make A Name For Themselves

Jordan Hicks examines the most likely players drafted outside of the lottery to have a solid rookie campaign in the upcoming NBA year.
FOX Sports
October 09

Amid rift with China, will the NBA be forced to apologize?

When major corporations have done something to anger Chinese authorities in recent years, the playbook has called for one thing: an apology
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Kevin Durant warns Nets fans not to expect him back this season

"No accelerated process. I'm just working like everybody else who ever tore their Achilles."
CBS Sports
October 09

76ers vs. Guangzhou Loong Lions takeaways: Philly dominates in preseason opener, Ben Simmons swishes a 3-pointer

The 76ers opened up preseason play against the Guangzhou Loong Lions of the CBA
CBS Sports
October 09

Kevin Durant offers reason why Knicks don't land key free agents: They are 'not as cool' to younger players right now

Before picking the Nets, Durant thought about signing with the Knicks in the offseason, though not too hard
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Alfonzo McKinnie shows confidence amid Warriors contract uncertainty

If he ends up getting cut in the near future, the 27-year-old will have an off-court-issue on his hands.
CBS Sports
October 09

Ben Simmons splashes his first career 3-pointer, and the Sixers react like they just won the NBA Finals

It was from well beyond the line, and it was nothing but net
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Column: Freedom of speech has its consequences for NBA

If the NBA really wanted to make a statement it should have never issued a statement, much less two. No need to complicate things when two team owners had already genuflected to the irate citizens of China. The simple path for the NBA was to do what the creators of the show South Park did this week
RealGM
October 09
Lakers' NBA Cares Event In Shanghai Canceled
Yahoo Sports
October 09

NBA slate has some old, something new - a Simmons 3-pointer

From Chris Paul in Oklahoma City to the Portland Trail Blazers back at Memorial Coliseum, the NBA schedule had the feel of something old on Tuesday.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Column: Freedom of speech has its consequences for NBA

If the NBA really wanted to make a statement it should have never issued a statement, much less two. No need to complicate things when two team owners had already genuflected to the irate citizens of China. The simple path for the NBA was to do what the creators of the show South Park did this week
ESPN
October 09

Lowe: The 2019-20 NBA League Pass Rankings, Pt. 1

Here's your guide for what to watch and not watch in the NBA this season.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Kent Bazemore enjoys ‘wreaking havoc’ for the other team

Bazemore came in like a wreaking ball...
RealGM
October 09
Dunc'd On: Zion Debuts; Lowry Extension; LAL Outlook w/ Darius Soriano
SLAM
October 09
BEST Middle Schoolers in the Country? MSHTV Camp Top Plays 🔥
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Trail Blazers, Nuggets walk and foul their way through exhibition opener

A rough start to the preseason with new points of emphasis from the refs
ESPN
October 09

Fans: Hong Kong support led to Philly arena exit

Two fans say they were removed from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia by arena security after holding signs and chanting in support of Hong Kong during an NBA preseason game.
ESPN
October 09

Sixers: Fans tossed for disruption, not HK signs

Two fans say they were removed from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia by arena security after holding signs and chanting in support of Hong Kong during an NBA preseason game.
ESPN
October 09

China protesters vocal at Wizards, 76ers games

Effects of the NBA's strained relationship with China are being felt in NBA arenas in a pair of games in the United States featuring the Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.
ESPN
October 09

Fans protest China at U.S. games vs. Guangzhou

Effects of the NBA's strained relationship with China are being felt in NBA arenas in a pair of games in the United States featuring Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.
RealGM
October 09
Thunder Start Three Point Guard Lineup In Chris Paul's Debut
ESPN
October 09

Lakers' NBA Cares event in Shanghai canceled

The NBA Cares event in Shanghai involving the Lakers was canceled Wednesday, just hours before it was scheduled to begin.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Been there done that: How this veteran group of Trail Blazers is governing themselves

The veteran group is picking things up faster than previous Trail Blazer teams...and that's good news for Terry Stotts.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Top 10 Plays | Oct. 8

Check out the Top 10 plays on a seven-game preseason night in the NBA.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Why Kings remain focused on improving defense as preseason continues

If the Kings are going to return to the playoffs, they'll first need to find chemistry on progress.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

The Fast Break | Oct. 8

Buckle up for a seven-game preseason night in the NBA with the Fast Break.
SLAM
October 09
The ‘White Grey’ & ‘Black Grey’ Nike Sacai Blazer is Now Live on StockX...
Yahoo Sports
October 09

What to watch for when the Bulls square off against Zion and the Pelicans

Here are four things to keep an eye on as the Bulls get back into their preseason action with a duel against top pick Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Nightly Notable: James Harden | Oct. 8

James Harden finishes with 34 points and seven assists in a preseason loss to the Toronto Raptors.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

'Warriors small forward' NBA's worst position group, John Hollinger says

The former executive isn't just saying it's the worst collection of small forwards. It's worse than that ...
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Tomas Satoransky draws start at point guard for Bulls versus Pelicans

As expected, Tomas Satoransky will start at point guard for the Bulls, one game after Kris Dunn did. Coach Jim Boylen has said he plans to experiment with different lineups throughout the preseason.
ESPN
October 09

Thunder start 3 point guards in Paul's debut

Chris Paul was joined by point guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dennis Schroder in the Thunder's starting lineup Tuesday night as Oklahoma City emphasized ball movement in a preseason win over Dallas.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Michael Porter Jr. finally shows his potential in first NBA action for Nuggets

After two lost seasons and two back surgeries, the Nuggets' 2018 first-rounder is finally here.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

China may regret trying to bully the NBA

China's aggressive reaction to Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s mild tweet may harm the NBA's bottom line, but it's also bringing attention to an issue China wants silenced.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

GAME RECAP: Suns 111, Timberwolves 106

Deandre Ayton notches 18 points and 13 rebounds as Phoenix beats Minnesota.
Yahoo Sports
October 09

Countdown to Tip-Off: Blazers beat Clippers in 2004 home opener

We're counting down the days until the Portland Trail Blazers open up the 2019-2020 NBA season by looking back at each of the home opener wins (the streak is now at 18).

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