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June 20

Sources: Bucks trading Snell to Pistons for Leuer

The Bucks are trading guard Tony Snell and the 30th pick in Thursday's NBA draft to the Pistons for forward Jon Leuer, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Yahoo Sports
June 20

NBA rumors: Nets debate signing Kyrie Irving if Kevin Durant not in tow

This would certainly be a crazy twist and would have a pretty big domino effect...
NBA.com
June 20

2019 NBA Draft taking on strong Canadian flavor

NEW YORK ��� At the same time the 2019 NBA Finals were being decided, Nickeil Alexander-Walker was on the West Coast.
RealGM
June 20

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.
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Sources: Pelicans ‘assembling assets’ to Trade Up Ahead of Knicks

NOLA, I’m told, is assembling assets in all out effort to leapfrog Knicks into second slot in order to snare RJ Barrett. Obviously, Pels are offering Grizz No 4 pick as part payment. No pity parties planned. NY would land Morant or Garland. Memphis would pluck point that drops… NOLA, I’m told, is assembling assets […]
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Sources: Grizzlies Trade Mike Conley to Jazz

Memphis is trading franchise star Mike Conley Jr. to Utah, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Memphis is trading franchise star Mike Conley Jr. to Utah, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 19, 2019 Memphis has traded guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder, […]
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Sources: Nets ‘have qualms’ about Signing Kyrie Irving

The Post has reported the Nets’ dream offseason is pairing Kevin Durant with Kyrie Irving, and sources say that hasn’t changed. The question is if they can’t land Durant, do they still want Irving? Especially if they have to lose D’Angelo Russell — their own 23-year-old homegrown All-Star — to get him? It’s a question […]
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Sources: Knicks Declined Chris Paul Trade Offered by Rockets

The Rockets recently explored trading Chris Paul into New York’s cap space, but the Knicks refused, according to league sources. Source: Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Sources: Mavericks ‘favorites’ to Sign Al Horford, Lakers and Clippers Interested

The Mavericks are considered favorites to land Celtics free-agent big man Al Horford, according to league sources, and the two Los Angeles teams are said to also have interest, though they both have their sights set on bigger fish like Kawhi Leonard. Source: Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Sources: Knicks ‘locked in’ on RJ Barrett at No. 3 Overall

Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland had his workout with the Knicks today, but New York remains locked on selecting Duke’s RJ Barrett with the NBA Draft’s third overall pick on Thursday, league sources tell ESPN. Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland had his workout with the Knicks today, but New York remains locked on selecting Duke’s RJ Barrett […]
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Sources: Timberwolves ‘aggressive’ in Effort to Trade Up in Draft

The Timberwolves have been aggressive in their attempts to move up in the draft from No. 11 and are among the teams that have discussed acquiring No. 4 from New Orleans, league sources say The Timberwolves have been aggressive in their attempts to move up in the draft from No. 11 and are among the […]
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Sources: Rockets Expected to Pursue Jimmy Butler

The name at top of #Rockets’ wish list as free agency approaches: Jimmy Butler. Harden, Paul and Butler on same team next season, if Rockets can convince Butler to call Toyota Center his new NBA home. The name at top of #Rockets’ wish list as free agency approaches: Jimmy Butler. Harden, Paul and Butler on […]
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Sources: Multiple Teams Checking Availability of Jaylen Brown

Have heard from a few places today that some teams near the top of the draft are wondering about Jaylen Brown’s availability. Have heard from a few places today that some teams near the top of the draft are wondering about Jaylen Brown’s availability. — Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) June 19, 2019 Source: Adam Himmelsbach of […]
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Report: Khris Middleton to Decline Player Option

Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Khris Middleton is declining his $13M player option and will become an unrestricted free agent, his agent, Mike Lindeman of Excel Sports, tells ESPN. Middleton and Bucks are planning to work together toward a new long-term deal, sources said. Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Khris Middleton is declining his $13M player option […]
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Sources: Bucks Trade Tony Snell to Pistons

Milwaukee is trading Tony Snell to Detroit, league source tells ESPN. Milwaukee is trading Tony Snell to Detroit, league source tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019 Pistons are sending Jon Leuer to Bucks. Bucks are sending 30th pick on Thursday in deal too. Pistons are sending Jon Leuer to Bucks. Bucks are […]
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Sources: Thunder Looking to Shed Salary, Steven Adams, Andre Roberson, Dennis Schroeder Available

Oklahoma City has increased its efforts this afternoon to shed salary along with the No. 21 pick en route to dodging luxury tax, league sources say. Steven Adams, Andre Roberson, Dennis Schroeder all very available at the moment. Oklahoma City has increased its efforts this afternoon to shed salary along with the No. 21 pick […]
RealGM
June 20
RJ Barrett Says Potentially Playing For Knicks 'Would Mean A Lot'
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Sources: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to Pick Up Player Option

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has opted into his $13M player option for the 2019-20 season, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has opted into his $13M player option for the 2019-20 season, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 19, 2019 Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Basketball Insiders
June 20

Report: Hawks Trade Second Round Pick to HEAT

Atlanta has traded the No. 44 overall pick in Thursday’s draft to Miami for a future conditional second-round pick. Atlanta has traded the No. 44 overall pick in Thursday’s draft to Miami for a future conditional second-round pick. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 19, 2019 Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
FOX Sports
June 20

Hachimura hopes his success helps growth of Japan basketball

Rui Hachimura's first coach told him after one practice that he would play in the NBA
FOX Sports
June 20

Duke's Williamson set to lead off NBA draft

The NBA draft begins Thursday night with Duke freshman Zion Williamson set to go No. 1 overall to New Orleans
RealGM
June 20
Thunder Looking To Shed Salary, 21st Pick In Draft To Dodge Luxury Tax
RealGM
June 20
Bucks Trade Tony Snell, 30th Pick in 2019 Draft To Pistons For Jon Leuer
ESPN
June 20

NBA comps for five elements of Zion's extraordinary game

Here's how the most unique prospect in a decade can be unleashed all over the court.
NBA.com
June 20

Report: Bucks to trade Tony Snell, first-round pick to Pistons for Jon Leuer

The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly trading guard Tony Snell and the 30th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for forward Jon Leuer.
ESPN
June 19

Sources: Griz trade Conley to Jazz for 3, picks

Guard Mike Conley is headed to the Utah Jazz in a trade that sends Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver, Jae Crowder and two draft picks to the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Danny Green Says He Wants to Sign New Contract with Raptors in Free Agency

While most of the focus has been on Kawhi Leonard's future in Toronto, the man who came to the Raptors with him seems ready to re-sign. Danny Green appeared on The Breakfast Club on Wednesday and said he hopes to return to Toronto next season. "I don't know what's going to happen. I
ESPN
June 19

Agent: Bucks' Middleton to decline $13M option

Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton is declining his $13 million player option and becoming a free agent, his agent told ESPN.
FOX Sports
June 19
AP source: Grizzlies trade Conley to Jazz for 3 players
FOX Sports
June 19
AP source: Grizzlies trade guard Mike Conley to Utah Jazz
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA rumors: Grizzlies trade Mike Conley to Jazz for players, picks

A trio of Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Conley should be quite formidable in a wide open Western Conference...
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA Draft profile: Zion Williamson is not the next LeBron

SportsPulse: Zion Williamson has been the talk of this NBA draft. But this isn’t the next LeBron James we’re talking about. In fact, this is a player the NBA has never seen before.
CBS Sports
June 19

2019 NBA Draft: Six possible trades that need to happen; Bradley Beal to Celtics or Pelicans?

Meanwhile, could the Cavs move either Kevin Love or the No. 5 pick for multiple picks in return?
ESPN
June 19

Sources: Lakers hustling to create max salary slot

The Lakers were engaging additional teams on Tuesday to take on the contracts of three players on the roster, trying to create a max salary slot, league sources told ESPN.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Do Nets fans want Kyrie Irving in NBA free agency? These poll results are interesting

The Brooklyn Nets, according to reports, are the most likely destination for free agent point guard Kyrie Irving. Whether fans in Brooklyn actually want Irving to sign with their team is another story.
SLAM
June 19
Is Ja Morant the Next Mid-Major SUPERSTAR? 🤯 Pre-Draft Highlights!
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Are the Denver Nuggets still better than the Los Angeles Lakers?

In this episode, I am joined by Brendan Vogt who does a great job of saying my name as a formality when emphasizing a point. The two of us discuss the new-look Los Angeles Lakers and whether or not the Denver Nuggets are still better than them. We also talk about how quickly teams like the Boston Celtics
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Hey, NBA: Give Rookie of the Year to a Real Rookie

On the court, Luka Doncic is a baby-faced assassin from Slovenia, armed with a lethal step-back jumper that has helped him average 21.2 points and a LeBron-like 7.8 rebounds and 6 assists per game. That's impressive for any player, but it is especially so for someone new to NBA courts — which is
RealGM
June 19
Dunc'd On: Horford Done in Boston? HOU Turmoil; Cam Reddish, Sekou Doumbouya, Jaxson Hayes Mini Scouts
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Hey, NBA: Give Rookie of the Year to a Real Rookie

On the court, Luka Doncic is a baby-faced assassin from Slovenia, armed with a lethal step-back jumper that has helped him average 21.2 points and a LeBron-like 7.8 rebounds and 6 assists per game. That's impressive for any player, but it is especially so for someone new to NBA courts — which is
RealGM
June 19
Jazz Acquire Mike Conley From Grizzlies
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA Rumors: Celtics target Mike Conley traded from Grizzlies to Jazz

A potential Celtics target is off the table, as Grizzlies star Mike Conley reportedly is heading to Utah.
ESPN
June 19

NBA to launch virtual sports betting game

A virtual sports betting game featuring NBA highlights and footage will debut next season in U.S. and European gaming and lottery markets, the league and NBPA announced Wednesday.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Knicks' NBA Draft Tracker: Ja Morant a lock at No. 2 after Grizzlies trade

NBA Draft season is upon us, and the Knicks were awarded the No. 3 overall pick following the NBA Draft Lottery. As June 20 approaches to them being on the clock, here is the latest about the top prospects in this year's Draft class as it pertains to the Knicks...* * *June 19, 11:52 AM:Ja Morant
CBS Sports
June 19

NBA Draft 2019: The draft-day uncertainty of being a second-round pick, according to Matt Barnes

The former NBA journeyman explains his experience as a second-round draft selection in 2002
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Reports: Grizzlies trade Mike Conley Jr to Jazz for package of forwards, draft picks

The Grizzlies will get Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder, per reports.
SLAM
June 19
Grizzlies Trading Mike Conley To Utah For Package With Grayson Allen, Picks
HoopsHype
June 19

2019 NBA draft prospect Dean Wade: 'I grew up in a farming community, the NBA was just a dream''

Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA rumors: How Nets' Kyrie Irving pursuit is impacted by second star joining him

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving reportedly is "prepared to sign" with the Brooklyn Nets, but would they change their mind about the 27-year-old veteran if a second superstar free agent didn't join him?>
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA Draft 2019: Which Players Are Rising, Falling?

SI NBA draft analyst Jeremy Woo joins SI Now to highlight which player is climbing his way up NBA draft boards and who might be slipping out of the first round.
RealGM
June 19
Khris Middleton Expecting To Sign Max Contract
NBA.com
June 19

Report: Khris Middleton will not opt in with Bucks

Another big-name player is apparently joining the mix of unrestricted free agents this summer.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA free agency: Power-forward market may not have superstars, but it offers plenty of depth

Julius Randle tops this summer’s free-agent power-forward class.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

2019 NBA Draft: The Best International Players Available

The 2019 NBA draft is right around the corner so SI NBA draft analyst Jeremy Woo joins SI Now to discuss what international prospects should be on your radar.
CBS Sports
June 19

Anthony Davis trade: Debating winner of Lakers-Pelicans deal, which max free agent would fit best alongside LeBron and A.D.

In our latest 3-Man Weave, we also touch on what New Orleans should do with its newly acquired No. 4 pick in the NBA Draft
SLAM
June 19
Khris Middleton Expected To Land Max Deal After Turning Down Player Option
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA to launch virtual sports betting game

A virtual sports betting game featuring NBA highlights and footage will debut next season in U.S. and European gaming and lottery markets, the league and NBPA announced Wednesday. "NBA Last 90" will drop contestants into the final 90 seconds of a simulated matchup between two NBA teams and
SLAM
June 19
Pistons Acquire Tony Snell, Pick No. 30 From Bucks
HoopsHype
June 19

2019 aggregate mock draft 10.0: What's consensus after team workouts?

ESPN
June 19

Reports: 'Space Jam 2' cast to include AD, CP3

LeBron James will have plenty of stars joining him in the cast of "Space Jam 2," as multiple reports say Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson and Chris Paul will be in the remake of the 1996 box-office smash that starred Michael Jordan.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA notebook: Jazz to acquire Grizzlies' Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to trade point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for guards Kyle Korver and Grayson Allen, forward Jae Crowder and two first-round picks, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. The Athletic reports the Grizzlies, who also hold the second pick in Thursday's
CBS Sports
June 19

Anthony Davis trade update: Lakers trying to rework deal with Pelicans to open max salary slot, report says

The Lakers are desperate to create enough cap space to sign a star free agent to a max contract
FOX Sports
June 19

Marketing firm files its own lawsuit against Williamson, CAA

A sports marketing company has filed a lawsuit against former Duke star Zion Williamson and the agency now representing him
CBS Sports
June 19

Anthony Davis trade: How the perception of the Lakers' big move doesn't match the reality

Did the Lakers give up too much to acquire Davis? Do they need a third max player to become a legit contender?
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Zion's time: Williamson the center of attention at NBA draft

Zion Williamson smiled his way through nearly half an hour of questions, trying to portray himself like any player just hoping to be drafted. The powerhouse power forward will almost certainly be doing it in the uniform of the New Orleans Pelicans, who hold the No. 1 pick Thursday night at Barclays
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA notebook: Jazz to acquire Grizzlies' Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to trade point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for guards Kyle Korver and Grayson Allen, forward Jae Crowder and two first-round picks, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. The Athletic reports the Grizzlies, who also hold the second pick in Thursday's
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Mavericks reportedly front runners to land Al Horford; Lakers, Clippers also interested

Al Horford is moving on from Boston, the latest blow in a year where the Celtics went from “they will be in the Eastern Conference Finals every year for the next five years at least” to “they’re okay but have a lot of work to do.” It’s been a perfect storm of things gone wrong.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Report: Nets skeptical of signing Kyrie Irving unless they also land Kevin Durant

Rumors continue to swirl less than two weeks out from the start of free agency.
RealGM
June 19
Wizards Plan On Offering Bradley Beal Three-Year, $111M Extension
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Report: Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson to star in ‘Space Jam 2’

WNBA stars Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike and Chiney Ogwumike also reportedly to get parts in movie
RealGM
June 19
Nets Reconsidering Whether To Sign Kyrie Irving If Kevin Durant Doesn't Join
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Social Media Mock Draft: What NBA Fans Are Saying About Their Team's Pick

It is NBA draft week and while the Internet floods feeds with mock drafts from experts, we wondered what do fans think? Which players do they want their favorite teams to select? To gauge this, Sports Illustrated paired with the Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute and the Social Media Listening
Yahoo Sports
June 19

And what about a big man? Will Nets address size in the Draft, free agency?

When you look at the Nets roster, one thing stands out. At the moment, Brooklyn has one player taller than 6'10”, Jarrett Allen. Depending on who you read, Rodions Kurucs is 6'9” or 6'10”. Ed Davis is a legitimate 6'10” but he's currently a free agent ... and the Nets are limited
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA mock draft 5.0: What will the Pelicans do?

Zion Williamson is likely a given at No. 1, but the Anthony Davis trade could have a lingering impact Thursday night.
HoopsHype
June 19

2019 NBA draft prospect Brandon Clarke: 'I'm someone who is elite in the paint'

ESPN
June 19

Even without mystery, draft prop bets abound

Zion Williamson's star is too bright for setting odds on his position in Thursday's NBA draft, but despite the expected outcomes, prop bets are still being placed.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

'I just want to hoop': Zion Williamson ready to fulfill lifelong dream at NBA Draft

Zion Williamson, the presumptive number one overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, said he's still just excited to have a chance to continue to play basketball.
NBA.com
June 19

2019 NBA Player Movement: Eastern Conference

East Player Movement | West Player Movement | Free Agent Tracker
ESPN
June 19

Draft guide: Top prospects, team needs, sleepers and film

Here's everything you need to know before NBA draft night.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Cavaliers dump Warriors in NBA Under-13 final

The Cavaliers are the Nipissing Basketball Association Under-13 champs. The Cavaliers broke things open in the second quarter and cruised to a convincing 69-48 victory over the Warriors to capture the gold medal in the league championship game on Tuesday night at the West Ferris gymnasium.     Tristan
RealGM
June 19
Wolves Aggressively Trying To Acquire No. 4 From Pelicans
Yahoo Sports
June 19

After lottery setback, Hawks look to add to young core

The NBA draft lottery didn't go their way. With a pair of picks in the top 10 - or perhaps a single selection that's higher than what they have now, should they work out a trade - the Hawks can add to a pair of gems from the last two drafts, Trae Young and John Collins. In all, the Hawks have
RealGM
June 19
Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson Join 'Space Jam 2' Cast
ESPN
June 19

Best Performance: Upsets, records and more

Let your voice be heard and then tune in to The 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One on July 10 on ABC!
ESPN
June 19

Best Viral Moment: Ingram, Tucker, Ohashi or Sister Mary Jo

Let your voice be heard and then tune in to The 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One on July 10 on ABC!
ESPN
June 19

Best Athlete in a League: Is Giannis best in NBA?

Let your voice be heard and then tune in to The 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One on July 10 on ABC!
ESPN
June 19

Best Athlete in a Sport: A crowded field

Let your voice be heard and then tune in to The 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One on July 10 on ABC!
RealGM
June 19
Dunc'd On: Mike Conley Trade; 2019 NBA Draft Boards
CBS Sports
June 19

Space Jam 2 cast: Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Diana Taurasi among stars set to join LeBron James in film, report says

Klay Thompson, Chiney Ogwumike and Nneka Ogwumike will also reportedly join the cast
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Report: Lakers didn’t negotiate Anthony Davis trade date with Pelicans for initial agreement

That oversight might have cost Lakers about $9 million in cap space
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA comps for five elements of Zion's extraordinary game

The NBA comparison game is tricky in any draft. No two players are identical, and it's easy to talk yourself into or out of a prospect just because he reminds you of someone else. But for a player as unique as Duke's Zion Williamson, comps are even more challenging. Williamson is this year'
Yahoo Sports
June 19

2019 NBA Draft scouting report: Zion Williamson

Before the 2019 NBA Draft arrives, Peachtree Hoops broke down more than 75 available prospects with an eye toward what the Atlanta Hawks may look to do in late June. The final edition centers on Duke star Zion Williamson. There's very little to be said about Zion Williamson that hasn't been said
NBA.com
June 19

Report: Chris Paul wants out of Houston

The Houston Rockets have major decisions to make this offseason, especially if the latest reports from Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports are true.
HoopsHype
June 19

2019 NBA draft prospect Dedric Lawson: 'My IQ of the game is my biggest asset'

Yahoo Sports
June 19

For the Los Angeles Lakers, the third time is the charm

On July 1, 2018, LeBron James left his hometown team Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in his career and headed out to Los Angeles to join the Lakers, one of the most celebrated teams in NBA history. As is the custom with a LeBron signing, a bevy of mid-level ring chasers followed in the hopes
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Lakers now sitting atop the 2020 NBA championship odds

The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the NBA's worst teams over the last six years with a dismal record of 163-329 over that stretch. But after signing LeBron James last offseason and trading for Anthony Davis this offseason, the Lakers suddenly find themselves as the betting favorites to win
RealGM
June 19
Kevin Durant 'Doing A Lot Of Soul Searching' Ahead Of Free Agency
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Daryl Morey denies that Chris Paul requested trade in James Harden dispute

Things are not all that great for the Houston Rockets. They were bounced in the second round by the Golden State Warriors, and Chris Paul and James Harden appear to be at each other’s throats. There been reports that Paul and Harden have each issued ultimatums to team management asking the executive
CBS Sports
June 19

Sure, the 2019 NBA Draft is all about Zion Williamson, but there are plenty of other players who could become stars

This year's draft could ultimately be judged by how players not named Zion develop once they get to the NBA
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA Draft 2019: Five second-round sleepers

Here are five players projected to be picked in the second round of this year's NBA Draft who could make an impact.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Kyrie Irving still in play for the Lakers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Despite landing Anthony Davis in a mega-trade, the Lakers apparently aren't going to sit back and watch NBA free agency unfold this offseason. Talk has shifted to which player will become the Lakers' third star, giving the squad super team status a la the Miami Heat. Names
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA Draft 2019: Three players who will be selected too early

Here are three players that could be picked too soon in Thursday's 2019 NBA Draft.
SLAM
June 19
Report: Lakers Working to Create Another Max Salary Slot
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA Draft 2019: Six things we learned from Zion Williamson's interview

Here are six things we learned from Zion Williamson's pre-NBA Draft interview on Wednesday.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

2019 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Is Jarrett Culver’s upside worth being a top five pick?

Culver isn't a 3-and-D wing, but he has potential as a secondary shot-creator.
SLAM
June 19
Celtics Reportedly Preparing to Lose Kyrie Irving and Al Horford
SLAM
June 19
‘That’s News to Me’: Chris Paul Denies Report of Trade Request
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Reports: Grizzlies trade Conley to Jazz for three players, two 1sts

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to trade point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for guards Kyle Korver and Grayson Allen, forward Jae Crowder and two first-round picks, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. The Athletic reports the Grizzlies, who also hold the second pick in Thursday's
FOX Sports
June 19
With short window after season's end, Warriors turn to draft
Yahoo Sports
June 19

How to Watch the NBA Draft 2019 Livestream for Free

It's been an exciting season for the NBA and sports fans.
CBS Sports
June 19

NBA Draft 2019: Knicks 'locked on' taking Duke's RJ Barrett with No. 3 overall pick, per report

Barrett has said that he hopes that Knicks draft him
Yahoo Sports
June 19

I'm not looking to fill LeBron's shoes - Williamson wants to 'be the best Zion'

The prospect of joining an elite group of players as the number one pick in the NBA Draft will not distract Zion Williamson this week.
SLAM
June 19
Hawks Trade No. 44 Pick To Heat, Remain Eager To Consolidate Picks
CBS Sports
June 19

Celtics free agency rumors: Al Horford expected to sign elsewhere after talks break down with Boston, report says

Horford, 33, is now headed for unrestricted free agency
NBA.com
June 19

2019 NBA Draft Trade Tracker

Keep track of all the trades that happen before, during and immediately after the 2019 NBA Draft .
CBS Sports
June 19

2019 NBA Mock Draft: Mike Conley trade gives Grizzlies another first-round pick at No. 23

After a deal with the Jazz, Memphis can grab Washington's Matisse Thybulle
ESPN
June 19

Lowe: Mike Conley trade puts Utah in Finals contention

The Jazz quietly won 50 games. Now they are loudly joining the conversation in the wide-open West.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

The Top 50 NBA Draft Prospects, According To Our CARMELO Projections

The NBA doesn’t waste much time before moving on. The 2018-19 season has been over for less than a week, and the Toronto Raptors are still picking up the debris from their jubilant championship parade. And yet, Thursday’s NBA draft will mark the de facto beginning to the 2019-20 season. So we at FiveThirtyEight
Yahoo Sports
June 19

The Lakers Are Walking Into A Major Free-Agent Problem

The Los Angeles Lakers have LeBron James, but don't yet have a team. They have Anthony Davis but don't yet have a roster that can withstand a season. Some might say this is a problem. I'm all for the Lakers running a three-on-five scheme and seeing how it goes. However, it's probably
CBS Sports
June 19

2019 NBA Draft: Watch online, start time, date, live stream, TV channel, draft order, top prospects

The 2019 NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 20
Yahoo Sports
June 19

How does the Mike Conley trade affect the Trail Blazers?

This new Jazz backcourt will most likely be in consideration for one of the best backcourts in the league next season.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Pre-Draft Fantasy Mock Draft

Mike Gallagher breaks down a fantasy mock draft before the madness of the draft and free agency. (Getty Images)
RealGM
June 19
Pistons, Pacers Found Grizzlies' Asking Price For Mike Conley Too High
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Zion's time: Williamson the center of attention at NBA draft

Zion Williamson smiled his way through nearly half an hour of questions, trying to portray himself like any player just hoping to be drafted. The powerhouse power forward will almost certainly be doing it in the uniform of the New Orleans Pelicans, who hold the No. 1 pick Thursday night at Barclays
SLAM
June 19
From Injury to LOTTERY PICK? Darius Garland Highlights 👀
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA free agents 2020: Early look at top 10 players who could be available

Let's take an early look at the top players who could be unrestricted free agents in 2020.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Zion's time: Williamson the center of attention at NBA draft

Zion Williamson smiled his way through nearly half an hour of questions, trying to portray himself like any player just hoping to be drafted. The powerhouse power forward will almost certainly be doing it in the uniform of the New Orleans Pelicans, who hold the No. 1 pick Thursday night at Barclays
FOX Sports
June 19

Zion's time: Williamson the center of attention at NBA draft

Zion Williamson tried to portray himself as an ordinary player just hoping to be selected; draft media day proved otherwise
RealGM
June 19
Heat Acquire No. 44 Overall Pick From Hawks
ESPN
June 19

Draft trades to watch: Why the fun could start as high as No. 4

After the top three players are off the board, draft night becomes filled with trade possibilities for lottery teams and contenders alike. Here is what we're watching the closest.
CBS Sports
June 19

Mike Conley trade grades: Jazz jump into Western Conference contention with perfect move; Grizzlies in full-on rebuild mode

The Jazz picked up Conley ahead of what should be a wide-open season
RealGM
June 19
Knicks Expected To Select RJ Barrett Despite Last Minute Darius Garland Workout
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA Draft: Best-ever No. 47 picks, where Kings will select in 2019

Anyone ever heard of Paul Millsap?
RealGM
June 19
Wojnarowski, Charania, Stein Plan On Reporting 2019 Draft Picks Before Announcements
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Knicks reportedly turn down Rockets' trade offer for Chris Paul

The Rockets are reportedly clearing space to go after Jimmy Butler.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Williamson: 'I'm just trying to be the first Zion'

A relaxed Zion Williamson met with the media in New York on Wednesday, the day before he's expected to become the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft and the face of the New Orleans franchise. "The city was just very welcoming," he said.
CBS Sports
June 19

Jimmy Butler free agency rumors: Rockets expected to aggressively pursue 76ers star in offseason

Houston apparently wants to acquire the four-time All-Star, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Steve Hummer: Here's hoping LeBron and his new superfriend don't take over world

Steve Hummer: Here's hoping LeBron and his new superfriend don't take over world After a brief reprieve during which LeBron James favored Cleveland with a title, then went to Hollywood and disappeared like Macaulay Culkin, it is now safe once more to actively cheer against his interests. That
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Steve Hummer: Here's hoping LeBron and his new superfriend don't take over world

Steve Hummer: Here's hoping LeBron and his new superfriend don't take over world After a brief reprieve during which LeBron James favored Cleveland with a title, then went to Hollywood and disappeared like Macaulay Culkin, it is now safe once more to actively cheer against his interests. That
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Steve Kerr reflects on Kevin Durant's injury, decision to let him play

Steve Kerr's heart was in the right place but he would like to have the decision back.
NBA.com
June 19

Reports: Al Horford expected to leave Celtics in free agency

Another one of the Celtics' top in-house free agents appears set to not only opt out of his deal with the team but also move along from Boston, too.
RealGM
June 19
Lakers Never Broached Trade Execution Timing With Pelicans During Negotiations
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Get the hats the newest crop of NBA draft picks will wear

Dozens of lives will be changed on Thursday as the names of the newest batchof NBA rookies are called
RealGM
June 19
Knicks Made Overtures To Anthony Davis For 2020 Free Agency
CBS Sports
June 19

2019 NBA Mock Draft: Vanderbilt's Darius Garland checks all the boxes to move up to the Pelicans at No. 4

The Grizzlies acquiring the No. 23 pick from the Jazz in the Mike Conley trade won't be the last deal made
Yahoo Sports
June 19

AP source: Grizzlies trade Conley to Jazz for 3 players

The Memphis Grizzlies traded away the final piece of the franchise's best years on Wednesday, sending veteran point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for a trio of players, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The Grizzlies swapped Conley for forward Jae Crowder, guard/forward
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA Rumors: Celtics' Jaylen Brown drawing trade interest before draft

Could Jaylen Brown be involved in a draft night trade?
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA draft: Best-ever No. 60 picks, Kings' last selection in second round

The Kings once again have the last pick in the NBA draft. Will they find another Isaiah Thomas?
FOX Sports
June 19

Brazdeikis wrapping up pre-draft whirlwind

The past several weeks have been a whirlwind for both Iggy Brazdeikis and his former team
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Los Angeles Lakers seek salary cap space to sign third star

The Los Angeles Lakers, with LeBron James in place and Anthony Davis on the way, reportedly are attempting to clear enough salary-cap space to make a run at a third star player this summer. Live NBA Draft According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks, the Lakers are looking to expand the
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA rumors: Lakers, Clippers, Mavericks interested in Al Horford in free agency

Boston Celtics center Al Horford reportedly has declined his player option to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and he's expected to draw interest from several NBA teams.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA Draft 2019: Kings have many options with three second-round picks

Kings have done their homework, and now it's time to decide what to do with all of these second-round selections.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Indochino Signs Top NBA Draft Prospect RJ Barrett as Ambassador

The Canadian basketball star is expected to be among the top five picks on Thursday night.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

The world according to Zion: ‘I am ready to be the face [of a franchise]’

In his first extended media session since the NCAA tournament, the likely No. 1 pick opened up about his goals, New Orleans, his sneaker choice and being “just a simple dude.”
RealGM
June 19
Rockets Intend To Pursue Jimmy Butler
RealGM
June 19
Mavericks Emerge As Favorites To Sign Al Horford
RealGM
June 19
Magic Johnson Says He Texted Jeanie Buss, Rob Pelinka To Trade For Anthony Davis
HoopsHype
June 19

Four potential Kawhi Leonard landing spots in free agency

RealGM
June 19
Knicks Declined Rockets Offer Of Trading Chris Paul Into Cap Space
FOX Sports
June 19

After lottery setback, Hawks look to add to young core

Even though the lottery didn't work as they hoped, the Atlanta Hawks are preparing for another intriguing draft
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Ted Leonsis denies making overture to Raptors’ Masai Ujiri to run Wizards

Strap yourself in, it's only going to get weirder from here.
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Houston, Boston have roster issues to address

Chris Paul and Daryl Morey refuted reports that the point guard wants out of Houston, and Al Horford may have played his last game as a Celtic. (Getty Images)
HoopsHype
June 19

2019 NBA draft prospect Zylan Cheatham: 'Basketball was my way out, I haven’t looked back'

Yahoo Sports
June 19

Lakers among teams expected to show interest in Bobby Portis in free agency

Bobby Portis isn't a name that's going to get any Los Angeles Lakers fans hyped up or anything, not when it looks like the team might still be able to finagle their way to max cap space following their trade for Anthony Davis. But still, there is at least a chance the Lakers don't land another
RealGM
June 19
Karl-Anthony Towns Says He's 'Yelling From A Microphone' For D'Angelo Russell
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA Free Agents Cluster in Superstar Cities, Too

Pro basketball follows the winner-take-all geography of America as a whole, with free agents gravitating to New York, L.A., and other big cities.
RealGM
June 19
Karl-Anthony Towns Says He's Giving D'Angelo Russell A 'Yell From A Microphone'
ESPN
June 19

Sources: Conley sent to Jazz for 3 players, picks

Guard Mike Conley is headed to the Utah Jazz in a trade that sends Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver, Jae Crowder and two draft picks to the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
CBS Sports
June 19

2019 NBA Mock Draft: Cavaliers take a high-risk prospect with Duke's Cam Reddish at No. 5

There are plenty of players with star potential outside of the top three selections
CBS Sports
June 19

Khris Middleton opts out of deal with Bucks, seeks long-term contract as he enters free agency, per report

Khris Middleton has opted out of his deal with the Milwaukee Bucks
NBA.com
June 19

Reports: Grizzlies trade Mike Conley to Jazz

The Utah Jazz are the next team this summer to pull off a reported big trade.
CBS Sports
June 19

Lakers should not be 2020 favorites, and they probably botched the fine print in the Anthony Davis trade

Brad Botkin points to Los Angeles' track record to break down the Lakers' current state of affairs
RealGM
June 19
Celtics, Rockets Recently Discussed Trade For Clint Capela
Yahoo Sports
June 19

2019 NBA Draft: Order of pick selection for Thursday night

The Sixers hold five picks in the 2019 NBA draft. Here is the full draft order which takes place Thursday night.
CBS Sports
June 19

Khris Middleton opts out of deal with Bucks, seeking long-term deal as he enters free agency

Khris Middleton has officially opted out of his deal with the Milwaukee Bucks
CBS Sports
June 19

15 things we learned from NBA playoffs: Kyrie Irving not 1A material, Steph Curry still a savior, 'super-team' not necessary

Also, the Sixers might not be far off, and Giannis Antetokounmpo needs to improve his shot
Yahoo Sports
June 19

NBA Draft: Best-ever No. 28 picks, where Warriors will select in 2019

Can the Warriors hit a home run in Round 1?
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Mike Conley trade another sign of teams jockeying for West crown

The West is wide open after the Warriors' downfall, and the Jazz are the latest team to try to take advantage of that with a trade for Mike Conley.
SLAM
June 19
Magic Johnson Says He Implored Lakers to Complete Anthony Davis Trade
CBS Sports
June 19

Grizzlies trade Mike Conley to Jazz in multiplayer deal that includes Jae Crowder, two first-round draft picks, per report

Memphis has reportedly traded its longtime franchise star, who was with the team since being drafted in 2007
Basketball Insiders
June 19

Sources: Al Horford Expected to Leave Celtics in Free Agency

Major change in the Al Horford situation: Per source close to Horford, his side is no longer discussing a new 3-year deal to stay with the Celtics. He is expected to sign a 4-year free agent contract elsewhere… Story to come. Major change in the Al Horford situation: Per source close to Horford, his side […]
Basketball Insiders
June 19

Sources: Knicks Listening to Offers on Frank Ntilikina

It’s logical to think that there are no players on the Knicks roster who are off limits when it comes to potential trades, but 2017 first-round pick Frank Ntilikina is one player who members of the organization are open to listening to offers on, sources confirm. Ntilikina has been a part of trade rumors for […]
Basketball Insiders
June 19

Sources: Chris Paul Demanded Trade from Rockets, Relationship with Harden Deemed ‘unsalvageable’

The delicate relationship between Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Chris Paul has been termed “unsalvageable” and the star players want a divorce, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Paul went to Rockets management and demanded a trade, and Harden issued a “him or me” edict following the Rockets’ second-round loss to the Golden State Warriors, […]
RealGM
June 19
Knicks Listening To Offers For Frank Ntilikina
Basketball Insiders
June 19

Sources: Lakers Trying to Expand Anthony Davis Trade to Clear Cap Space

Lakers are trying to expand Anthony Davis trade and create ability to open max salary slot on July 6, sources tell @BobbyMarks42 and me. Lakers offering contracts of Mo Wagner/Jemerrio Jones/Isaac Bonga to additional teams, so LA can satisfy CBA rules on creating $32M in space. Lakers are trying to expand Anthony Davis trade and […]
Basketball Insiders
June 19

Sources: Harrison Barnes to Decline Player Option

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes is declining his $25.1M player option and becoming an unrestricted free agent, his agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports, tells ESPN. Barnes, 27, and Kings are open to exploring a new deal together this summer, sources said. Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes is declining his $25.1M player option and becoming […]
CBS Sports
June 19

2019 NBA Mock Draft: North Carolina's Coby White on the rise, is picked by the Suns at No. 6

We answer some of the tough questions after Zion Williamson goes No. 1 to the Pelicans
Basketball Insiders
June 19

Sources: Knicks Decline Hawks Trade Offer for No. 3 Overall Pick

The New York Knicks have declined a recent trade offer that would have sent the No. 3 overall draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the eighth and 10th picks, a source told ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. The Hawks have been aggressively exploring trade scenarios in which they would package the Nos. 8 and […]
Basketball Insiders
June 19

Sources: Pacers Interested in Ricky Rubio

Unrestricted free-agent point guard Ricky Rubio will be a top target of the Pacers, according to multiple league sources. Rubio would replace point guards Darren Collison and Cory Joseph—both unrestricted free agents—and share the backcourt with Victor Oladipo, who ruptured his right quadriceps tendon this past season. Rubio is a worse shooter than Collison and […]
Basketball Insiders
June 19

Sources: Knicks to Workout Darius Garland

Darius Garland will conduct a last-minute workout in Tarrytown with the New York Knicks tomorrow, a source told ESPN. Garland is in serious consideration for the No. 3 pick. Minnesota, Boston, Chicago are teams looking at potentially trading up to No. 4 with Garland in mind. Darius Garland will conduct a last-minute workout in Tarrytown […]
Basketball Insiders
June 19

Sources: Multiple Teams Interested in Bobby Portis

This summer is shaping up to be lucrative for NBA free agents and big man Bobby Portis is well-positioned to cash in. After spending the final three months of the 2018-19 season with the Wizards, Portis is already seeing a healthy market develop ahead of the June 30 start of the league’s negotiating period, NBC […]
Basketball Insiders
June 19

Sources: Hassan Whiteside to Exercise Player Option

In a decision that has been fully expected, center Hassan Whiteside intends to opt into the final season of his contract barring something completely unforeseen developing in the coming days, according to a league source. Whiteside stands to make $27.1 million next season and plans to inform the Heat in the days before the June […]
Basketball Insiders
June 19

Sources: Marcus Morris Hasn’t Ruled Out Re-Signing with Celtics

Also told this morning that unrestricted free agent Marcus Morris has not ruled out re-signing with the Celtics as a free agent. He enjoyed his time in Boston and knows he’ll have a major role if he returns. But Morris fully intends to test the market and see what is out there. Also told this […]
Yahoo Sports
June 19

Grizzlies trade Mike Conley to the Jazz

The Grizzlies have traded Mike Conley to the Jazz for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and Grayson Allen, along with Thursday's 23rd pick and a 2020 protected first round pick.
CBS Sports
June 18

Celtics 'almost' resigned to losing Kyrie Irving in free agency, actively shopping first-round draft picks, per report

The Celtics have a lot of decisions on the table this summer
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Draft rumors: Knicks seriously considering taking Darius Garland over RJ Barrett

Former Duke forward RJ Barrett wants to play for the Knicks, but New York may not want him. The Knicks are bringing in Darius Garland for a last-minute workout, according to ESPN, and New York is seriously considering taking the guard at No. 3. This workout is so late in the process, Garland will miss
Yahoo Sports
June 18

3 reasons Dwyane Wade should consider coming back for a run with the Lakers

Dwyane Wade enjoyed a special final season in the NBA. He started a culture of trading jerseys with the opposing teams' current and future stars. He was given a special slot during the All-Star Game. He had a game-winner against the Golden State Warriors. It was a farewell tour for one of the game
Yahoo Sports
June 18

3 reasons Dwyane Wade should consider coming back for a run with the Lakers

Dwyane Wade enjoyed a special final season in the NBA. He started a culture of trading jerseys with the opposing teams' current and future stars. He was given a special slot during the All-Star Game. He had a game-winner against the Golden State Warriors. It was a farewell tour for one of the game
SLAM
June 18
Darius Garland A ‘Serious Consideration’ At No. 3
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Kawhi Leonard 'Focused' On Los Angeles, But Not Lakers

Throughout the 2018-19 NBA season, there were conflicting reports about the Los Angeles Lakers' ability to sign a second All-Star player alongside LeBron James. As the drama-filled start to the offseason certainly did not help, the Lakers eventually traded for Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans
Yahoo Sports
June 18

LaMelo Ball headed to Australia, and then the Phoenix Suns in the NBA draft?

LaVar Ball went on ESPN's First Take on Monday to discuss the trade that sent his son, Lonzo Ball, from the Lakers to the New Orleans Pelicans. With Lonzo Ball going from the Los Angeles Lakers to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a trade for Anthony Davis, the hopes of some Suns fans of seeing
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Meet the mystery man of the NBA draft

Darius Garland played just five games in his college career at Vanderbilt, but is projected to be a top-10 selection.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Rajon Rondo wants to come back to the Lakers, and the team might have interest in his return, but reportedly wants to look at other players first

Now that the Los Angeles Lakers have paired LeBron James with Anthony Davis — and traded half of their team in the process — their next trick will be filling out the rest of the roster. On that front, the team clearly has bigger targets that Rajon Rondo making a return, but it does sound like that is
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Kawhi Leonard leaving NBA-champion Raptors would be unlike anything we’ve ever seen

Stars almost never switch teams immediately after winning title
Yahoo Sports
June 18

2019 NBA draft profile: Why Sixers might want to keep Eric Paschall in town

Eric Paschall was overshined at times by his teammates at Villanova, but he could be a solid depth piece if the Sixers draft him. By Sean Kane
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Wizards and 2019 NBA offseason tracker: Free agent signings, trades and rumors

The NBA offseason is every bit as eventful as the season itself. Stay up to date on all the free-agent signings, trades and rumors of what's sure to be a wild summer.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

The Raptors Won a Championship and the Rest of the NBA Is in Chaos

Nathaniel Friedman on the uncertainty the league suddenly finds itself in.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Big men the Mavericks should look at with their second round pick in the NBA Draft

With the NBA Draft just days away, we're taking a quick glance at players across the floor that might be available when the Dallas Mavericks are selecting at 37th in the second round. Like it was mentioned time and again in our look at guard prospects, there are some specific holes the Mavericks
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Trade Rumors: Pelicans Exploring Move to Land No. 2 Pick, Draft RJ Barrett

Duke product and NBA draft prospect RJ Barrett seemed destined to land with the New York Knicks when the Eastern Conference team was handed the No. 3 overall pick on lottery night, but the New Orleans Pelicans could reportedly change those plans. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Pelicans
NBA.com
June 18

Consensus Mock Draft: Pelicans take center stage

We've hit Draft week, which means it's time to get ready for Thursday, as the 2019 NBA Draft quickly approaches. Four of the 10 mock drafts have updated since our last look prior to the reported Anthony Davis trade, which re-centers the Pelicans at the top.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Report: Kawhi Leonard focused on Clippers, not Lakers, if he leaves Raptors

Kawhi Leonard is reportedly looking at the Clippers as a possible free agent destination, and might not even take a meeting with the Lakers.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Draft 2019: 3 teams with the most on the line

This year's NBA Draft could help quite a few teams accelerate their progress toward success or set them back. This year's NBA Draft could help quite a few teams accelerate their progress toward success — or set them back. It's crazy how a few picks can change the direction of a franchise,
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Johnny Dawkins: Tacko Fall, fellow UCF stars are strong NBA draft prospects

On the tails of a historic season, the UCF men's basketball program hopes to witness another bit of history and see just its second alum go straight from UCF to the NBA during Thursday night's draft. A handful of Knights have worked out for pro teams in recent weeks with dreams of hearing their
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA rumors: Will Carmelo Anthony sign with Lakers, join LeBron James and Anthony Davis? He might be planning a comeback

The Los Angeles Lakers are in an interesting place when it comes to roster building. After a blockbuster trade that brought Anthony Davis into the fold from the New Orleans Pelicans, they might have the space to sign another max-level player to complete the newest “Big Three." If the Lakers do ultimately
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA is playing with Monopoly money compared to everyone else

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Cooler, where there is no offseason. Let's get to it: *It was less than seven years ago, but it feels like 50 in many ways, that James Harden and Oklahoma City reached an impasse in contract negotiations that eventually broke up what might have been a mid-decade
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Draft 2019: 3 teams with the most on the line

This year's NBA Draft could help quite a few teams accelerate their progress toward success - or set them back. It's crazy how a few picks can change the direction of a franchise, and some have a lot on the line in 2019. New York had its sights set on getting the top pick and selecting Zion Williamson
ESPN
June 18

Sources: Horford to be unrestricted free agent

Celtics center Al Horford will not exercise the $30.1 million option on his 2019-20 contract and will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Warriors lost psychological edge, rest of NBA pouncing at title shot

For years, the Warriors not only had an edge on the rest of the NBA with their talent when healthy, but especially with their mental edge. Those days are long gone.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

The latest reports on Kawhi Leonard's free agency situation

Kawhi Leonard celebrated his second career NBA Finals MVP award with the city of Toronto on Monday, but he's facing a pivotal free agency decision that will alter the course of the franchise in the coming weeks. Leonard can opt out of the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free
CBS Sports
June 18

U.S. Women's U16 basketball team beats El Salvador by nearly 100 points in a FIBA Americas tournament

The leading scorer for the Americans outscored the entire El Salvador team
FOX Sports
June 18
Toronto police seek 4th person in Raptors rally shooting
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Celtics mock draft 2019 roundup: Boston's options post-AD trade

What path will the Celtics take in the wake of the Anthony Davis trade? Here are their first-round options with the 2019 NBA Draft just days away.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

How the Lakers could add a third star next to LeBron and AD

Bobby Marks ESPN Close Follow on Twitter The Los Angeles Lakers are now in position to have a max salary slot in free agency and still acquire Anthony Davis. However, it will take cooperation from one or multiple teams, including the New Orleans Pelicans. On Tuesday, league sources confirmed to ESPN
NBA.com
June 18

Top NBA Finals moments: Allen's late 3 turns tide for Heat

The Series Situation: San Antonio Spurs lead Miami Heat, 3-2
RealGM
June 18
Pacers Interested In Ricky Rubio
Yahoo Sports
June 18

How Successful Are Rookies: 2019 Edition

Jared Johnson delves into the past 16 years of data to determine just how much success rookies tend to have. (Getty Images)
CBS Sports
June 18

Chris Paul trade rumors: Five potential deals for the reportedly disgruntled Rockets guard

Paul apparently wants out of Houston, so here are five trades that could make sense
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Anthony Davis isn't even officially a Laker yet and he's already getting new endorsements

When most players find out they have been traded to a new team or sign with said new squad, they say something along the lines of how excited they are to get their hands on a 'chip. It would appear Anthony Davis took this in a very literal direction as he prepares to start his Los Angeles Lakers
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Sources: Lakers hustling to create max salary slot

Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks The Los Angeles Lakers are scrambling to reshape the parameters of the Anthony Davis trade with New Orleans and create the ability for $32 million-plus in salary cap space when the free agent moratorium ends on July 6, league sources tell ESPN. The Lakers were engaging
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Marcus Smart seems ready to take over starting point guard duties from Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving hasn't officially left the Celtics yet, but Marcus Smart seems ready to take over the starting point guard duties for his team next season.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Sources: Lakers hustling to create max salary slot

Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks The Los Angeles Lakers are scrambling to reshape the parameters of the Anthony Davis trade with New Orleans and create the capacity for $32 million-plus in salary-cap space when the free-agent moratorium ends on July 6, league sources told ESPN. The Lakers were engaging
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Sources: Lakers hustling to create max salary slot

Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks The Los Angeles Lakers are scrambling to reshape the parameters of the Anthony Davis trade with New Orleans and create the ability for $32 million-plus in salary cap space when the free agent moratorium ends on July 6, league sources tell ESPN. The Lakers were engaging
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA rumors: Kawhi Leonard focused on Clippers, not Lakers, in free agency

Kawhi Leonard could be coming to L.A. after winning a title in Toronto, but not as a Laker.
RealGM
June 18
Dunc'd On: No. 4 Pick Trade Ideas; NOP Offseason; News; Nassir Little and Bol Bol Mini Scouts
HoopsHype
June 18

This is how the Orlando Magic head into the offseason

HoopsHype
June 18

Raptors Championship Parade in pictures

Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA notebook: Lakers hope to add third star

The Los Angeles Lakers, with LeBron James in place and Anthony Davis on the way, reportedly are attempting to clear enough salary-cap space to make a run at a third star player this summer. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks, the Lakers are looking to expand the agreed-upon trade
RealGM
June 18
Kawhi Leonard Expected To Choose Between Raptors, Clippers
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Michael Holley Podcast: State of the Los Angeles Lakers with LA Times' Brad Turner

The NBA hot-stove season is in full swing so over the next few episodes Michael checks in with some of his NBA insider friends across the country. First up, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times,
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Ryan Hollins says Golden State Warriors would "run laps" around the '96 Bulls

Former NBA journeyman Ryan Hollins made waves on Tuesday, stating that Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan couldn't "fill LeBron's shoes". Hollins argues that LeBron James cemented himself as the greatest player of all-time with his impact on multiple franchises and his knocking off of the
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Report: Kawhi Leonard focusing on Clippers in free agency

Kawhi Leonard might not be with the Toronto Raptors next season. That much has been apparent ever since the Raptors traded for Leonard last year, but the team did just win the 2019 NBA Finals. You know what they say: winning fixes everything. But we are now into the thick of the NBA offseason, and
RealGM
June 18
Al Horford Declines $30.1M Player Option With Celtics
SLAM
June 18
Al Horford Turns Down 2019-20 Player Option, Will Become Free Agent
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA notebook: Lakers hope to add third star

The Los Angeles Lakers, with LeBron James in place and Anthony Davis on the way, reportedly are attempting to clear enough salary-cap space to make a run at a third star player this summer. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks, the Lakers are looking to expand the agreed-upon trade
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Draft 2019 rumors, news: Kawhi Leonard not joining LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Los Angeles Lakers

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The parade in Toronto is over. Next up, Kawhi Leonard's big free-agent decision. Since the Raptors won the NBA title last week, the Los Angeles Lakers have surged ahead in winning the offseason after their blockbuster trade during the weekend for Anthony Davis. With at least $23.7
Yahoo Sports
June 18

The latest intel on this loaded free-agent market

Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Follow on Twitter With loads of cap space, dozens of high-quality free agents, a changing of the champion and lots of uncertainty, the next three weeks could reshape the
Yahoo Sports
June 18

The latest intel on this loaded free-agent market

Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Follow on Twitter With loads of cap space, dozens of high-quality free agents, a changing of the champion and lots of uncertainty, the next three weeks could reshape the
FOX Sports
June 18

Texas' Jaxson Hayes headlines list of big men in NBA draft

Texas' Jaxson Hayes headlines the list of big men in the NBA draft
Yahoo Sports
June 18

The latest intel on this loaded free-agent market

Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Follow on Twitter With loads of cap space, dozens of high-quality free agents, a changing of the champion and lots of uncertainty, the next three weeks could reshape the
Yahoo Sports
June 18

The latest intel on this loaded free-agent market

Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Follow on Twitter With loads of cap space, dozens of high-quality free agents, a changing of the champion and lots of uncertainty, the next three weeks could reshape the
Basketball Insiders
June 18

NBA Daily: 60-Pick Mock Draft – 6/18/2019

The 2019 NBA Draft is Thursday and things seem to be taking shape at the top of the draft board. However, the middle of the draft could be wildly unpredictable. Steve Kyler offers up another 60-pick Mock Draft.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Jamal Murray would draft RJ Barrett over Zion Williamson

The Nuggets’ guard told Marc Spears of The Undefeated in a profile on RJ Barrett that yes, he would take Barrett over Williamson.
RealGM
June 18
Warriors Regained Hope Of Kevin Durant Re-Signing After Months Of Expecting Knicks
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Taco Tuesday! How you can get free tacos today from Taco Bell, with an assist to the Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors lost the 2019 NBA Finals in six games to the Toronto Raptors. But the two-time defending champions didn't go down without a fight, which included a Game 2 win on the road. And buy stealing a win on the road, the Warriors ensured that all of America can steal a taco today
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Lakers eyeing third max contract player, cutting salary

The Lakers reportedly want to add a third max contract player to pair with LeBron James and the recently acquired Anthony Davis. The Lakers are apparently looking to jettison salaries so they can add a third max-contract player to pair with LeBron James and the recently acquired Anthony Davis. ESPN reported
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Lakers working to trade Moe Wagner, Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones to open up space for third max free agent

It would appear — as most should probably have known — that the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans are still ironing out the final details of the Anthony Davis trade. If the Lakers are able to figure out such a deal that would shed the remainder last year's rookie class' salaries, the
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Former LeBron teammate predicts Lakers will win 2020 NBA Championship

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Let the Lakers hype not only begin but reach insane levels before free agency even starts. The acquisition of Anthony Davis has made the Lakers the favorites to win the NBA Championship in 2020 according to Las Vegas sportsbooks. Now, a former LeBron James teammate is co-signing
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Report: Clippers poised to lure Kawhi Leonard from Raptors

The Raptors appear to be headed towards a showdown with the Clippers as they aim to keep Kawhi Leonard in Toronto.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

RJ Barrett has been working on these two facets of his game ahead of NBA Draft

Ian Begley, SNY.tv | Twitter |RJ Barrett has been training for several weeks ahead of Thursday's NBA Draft. And the workouts, with trainer Drew Hanlen, have prioritized two area's of Barrett's game: shooting and the ability to shift directions off the dribble to elude defenders - aka wiggle.Scouts
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Pelicans pick up coach Alvin Gentry's option for 2020-21

Gentry is 145-183 since taking over in 2015. The news comes only days after the team traded Anthony Davis to the Lakers. The Pelicans aren't done making moves just yet. The team on Monday announced that it had picked up the team option on coach Alvin Gentry's contract for the 2020-21 season.
RealGM
June 18
Raptors Would Need 'Significant Compensation' To Let Masai Ujiri Go To Wizards
RealGM
June 18
Lowe: Celtics Wanted Anthony Davis As Franchise Player, Not Kyrie Irving
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Report: Lakers trying to open max salary slot with Anthony Davis trade

L.A. looks to be adding a third superstar, but it will leave them bereft of talent on the bench.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

If the Utah Jazz signed D'Angelo Russell in 2019 NBA Free Agency ...

The Utah Jazz are closer to a championship-contending team than they have been in years. With franchise cornerstones Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert locked in long-term, the time is now to take that next step. If only that was easier done than said. Fortunately the Jazz are in a position to do just
CBS Sports
June 18

NBA free agency 2019: Top 20 available players, start date and everything to know about this summer's market

The start of NBA free agency is just weeks away
RealGM
June 18
Lakers Likely To Break Up $24M In Cap Space On Multiple Players
Yahoo Sports
June 18

How Al Horford opting out could affect Bradley Beal

How Al Horford's opt-out could affect Bradley Beal
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Buzz: Expect a lot of movement at the start of Thursday's NBA Draft

As we get closer to the New Orleans Pelicans going on the clock with the 1st pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, rumors are flying all over the basketball universe.
ESPN
June 18

Kawhi Leonard takes a selfie with his MVP trophy and Raptors fans in team's championship parade

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Yahoo Sports
June 18

Coach K on Zion Williamson's NBA potential: 'He’s a gift from God'

How will Zion Williamson fit on a revamped Pelicans roster? His college coach says 'there's no ceiling' for his NBA career.
CBS Sports
June 18

Chris Paul trade rumors: Rockets GM says star guard has not demanded trade despite report of 'unsalvageable' situation

There appears to be issues between Paul and James Harden, though Daryl Morey says Paul will still play for Houston
Yahoo Sports
June 18

The Golden State Warriors Revolutionized the NBA. Now They Plan to Keep the Dynasty Dream Alive

'What I've witnessed as their coach ... is just an incredible combination of talent and character'
Yahoo Sports
June 18

5 Blockbuster NBA Trades That Would Blow Up Draft Night

Hornets Receive: PF Kevin Love, SG Jordan Clarkson Cavaliers Receive: C Bismack Biyombo, PF Marvin Williams, SG Malik Monk, No. 12 pick Sure, an extra $80 million in guaranteed money should be enough for Kemba Walker to return to the Charlotte Hornets, but putting some guys around him who can create
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Report: Lakers trying to add even more players to Anthony Davis trade for cap space

The Lakers are still navigating NBA salary cap rules to add another star to LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Draft 2019: Zion Williamson and three other instant-impact picks

Here are four players who could make an immediate impact in the NBA ahead of the June 20 draft.
ESPN
June 18

Horford expected to leave Celtics, sources say

Al Horford is looking to hit free agency and sign a three- or four-year deal outside of Boston, league sources have told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN
June 18

Sources: Horford to seek deal outside of Boston

Al Horford is looking to hit free agency and sign a three- or four-year deal outside of Boston.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Warriors Lost Psychological Edge, Rest of NBA Pouncing at Title Shot

OAKLAND – Sixteen days shy of three years ago, the Warriors were charged with ruining the NBA. Upon adding Kevin Durant, you'd swear they committed a felony. They were littered with scorn. The Warriors didn't care. They'd lost the 2016 NBA Finals in most ignominious way, but they were holding
ESPN
June 18

Let Zion Williamson choose where he wants to play next

Most NBA players work in cities, for bosses and with co-workers they had zero influence in choosing. Is that necessary?
ESPN
June 18

The latest intel on this loaded free-agent market

Here's what league execs are now saying about Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker and the league's other top free agents.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Pelicans eye Williamson, future in NBA Draft

Teenage star Zion Williamson is set to be chosen with the top pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday as the New Orleans Pelicans launch their quest to build a team of championship contenders. Williamson, who turns 19 on July 6, is the overwhelming favourite to be chosen with the number one selection after
NBA.com
June 18

Toronto police seek 4th person in Raptors rally shooting

Police are looking for a fourth person and haven���t recovered the gun involved in a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors that wounded four people and sent thousands fleeing, authorities said Tuesday.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Lakers Trade Rumors: Moe Wagner, Others on the Block to Add Max Salary Cap Space

With the framework of an Anthony Davis trade in place, the Los Angeles Lakers are attempting to create enough salary-cap space to sign a max-level free agent, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks. Wojnarowski reported the Lakers are making the trio of Moe Wagner, Jemerrio Jones
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Toronto Raptors success next season all depends on keeping Kawhi Leonard, says Mike Tuck

The Raptors' chances of repeating their NBA title success next season depend on the team's ability to keep Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, says BBL legend and Toronto fan Mike Tuck. Leonard put together a superb individual postseason campaign, scoring the third-most total points in NBA playoff history
NBA.com
June 18

Kawhi Leonard mum on next move as Raptors celebrate title

TORONTO -- Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Source: Wizards will have competition with teams like Lakers, Clippers for restricted free agent Bobby Portis

The Wizards would like to keep Bobby Portis, but he is expected to draw a lot of interest in free agency.
RealGM
June 18
Lakers Trying To Expand Anthony Davis Trade To Create July 6th Max Contract Slot
HoopsHype
June 18

The Raptors' championship parade and other NBA podcasts of the day

Yahoo Sports
June 18

Nuggets a “sleeping giant” darkhorse in NBA title odds

For the first time in a long time, the NBA title chase appears to be wide open heading into the offseason. Injuries to Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant — the latter of whom will likely be sidelined for all of the 2019-20 season — mean the Golden State Warriors juggernaut will likely go dormant for at least
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Here are the three biggest needs for the Lakers in free agency

After months of public trade rumors and negotiations with the New Orleans Pelicans, the Los Angeles Lakers were finally able to pair LeBron James with Anthony Davis — a 26-year-old, three-time All-Star entering the prime of his career — last week. But what if I told you landing Davis was the easy part
RealGM
June 18
Kyrie Irving Has Been 'Communicative' With Celtics He Intends To Leave
RealGM
June 18
Al Horford Breaks Off Talks With Celtics, Expected To Sign Four-Year Deal Elsewhere
SLAM
June 18
Rockets GM: Chris Paul Has Not Asked for Trade
Yahoo Sports
June 18

2019 NBA Mock Draft: Pels land Zion, Culver

Zion Williamson created the type of viral anticipation reserved only for the great ones in his single season at Duke. Only a few players of recent vintage -- LeBron James in 2003 is the standard bearer -- elicit the type of response from fans that Williamson did with the Blue Devils. The New Orleans
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Wizards say they have no interest in Raptors president Masai Ujiri

The Wizards say they never planned to speak to the Raptors about hiring Masai Ujiri.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

2019 NBA Mock Draft: Pels land Zion, Culver

Zion Williamson created the type of viral anticipation reserved only for the great ones in his single season at Duke. Only a few players of recent vintage -- LeBron James in 2003 is the standard bearer -- elicit the type of response from fans that Williamson did with the Blue Devils. The New Orleans
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Exploring New Orleans Pelicans options with Los Angeles Lakers fourth overall pick of 2019 NBA Draft

Immediately after the Anthony Davis trade was announced, we learned that teams were interested in acquiring the Lakers fourth overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft. What would you like to see the New Orleans Pelicans do with it? Keep it and draft a highly regarded prospect, flip it for several assets in
Yahoo Sports
June 18

If the Utah Jazz trade for Kevin Love during 2019 NBA Free Agency ...

After their first round exit in the playoffs last season it was obvious that the Jazz hit a ceiling. The consensus solution was that the Jazz needed another playmaker and bucket-getter on the team to take some of the offensive burden off of Donovan Mitchell. The easy answer is to look to a perimeter
Yahoo Sports
June 18

With Three-Point Shooting So Important in NBA Today, Draft's Top Shooters Drawing Interest

While NBA talent evaluators continue to pour over wingspan lengths, evaluate basketball IQ and debate positional versatility in the final hours leading up to Thursday's NBA Draft, one talent in particular was proven to help teams win big this past season and in the playoffs. The teams that have a
SLAM
June 18
Kawhi Leonard ‘Going to Take the Right Time’ in Free Agency
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Let Zion Williamson choose where he wants to play next

Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer Close NBA writer for ESPN.com since 2008 Former contributor and editor at NPR Follow on Twitter In one of his more candid moments this past season, NBA commissioner Adam Silver confessed that he was concerned about the mental health of NBA players. "A lot of players
Yahoo Sports
June 18

New Jersey may let Golden Nugget casino take some NBA bets

New Jersey lawmakers are considering loosening their sports betting restrictions to allow the owner of the Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association teams. Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta owns the casino - and also owns the NBA's Houston Rockets. When New Jersey
CBS Sports
June 18

Lakers free agency targets: 15 non-max free agents that make sense for Los Angeles after Anthony Davis trade

The Lakers have to get smart this summer, as they likely won't have max money after the A.D. trade
Yahoo Sports
June 18
What does an Anthony Davis trade to Lakers mean for the NBA?
Yahoo Sports
June 18

New Jersey may let Golden Nugget casino take some NBA bets

New Jersey lawmakers are considering loosening their sports betting restrictions to allow the owner of the Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association teams. Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta owns the casino — and also owns the NBA's Houston Rockets. When New Jersey
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Lakers salary cap: How Anthony Davis trade date impacts free agency

The Lakers just pulled off a blockbuster trade and acquired a superstar in Anthony Davis from the Pelicans, sending Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and a handful of NBA Draft picks to New Orleans. The deal technically was months in the making, considering Los Angles had already tried to trade for
CBS Sports
June 18

Rockets trade rumors: Chris Paul wants out of Houston, relationship with James Harden 'unsalvageable,' per report

There are some major issues in Houston with its star players, though CP3 wrote 'that's news to me' on Instagram
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Will Davis, Brooks hear their names called in the NBA Draft?

Basketball fans, college and pro alike, have June 20 circled on their calendars as they wait for the 2019 NBA Draft. Houston fans, however, will have their eyes focused on UH alumni Corey Davis Jr. and Armoni Brooks, who have committed to the draft and taken a chance on their future in basketball. Although
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Rumors: Pelicans Looking To Move Up In NBA Draft For No. 2 Pick

The Toronto Raptors have been crowned NBA champions with a six-game Finals triumph over the Golden State Warriors, so now the business of the offeseason now takes center stage. Thursday's draft is up first, where the New Orleans Pelicans are expected to select national player of the year and Duke
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Adam Silver Says NBA Investigating Masai Ujiri, We're Gathering Facts

Adam Silver is vouching for Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri -- saying the guy is a good dude ... but the NBA commish tells TMZ Sports he's still investigating Ujiri like he would anyone else. Of course, Ujiri is facing some stiff allegations after shoving a cop after Game 6 of the NBA Finals
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Report: Pelicans considering flipping No. 4 draft selection for more picks

The Pelicans might not be done after trading Anthony Davis to the Lakers for a boatload of young talents.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Lakers Rumors: Celtics, Nuggets Discussed Anthony Davis Trade With Pelicans

The Los Angeles Lakers pulled off the major move they needed to do this offseason as they traded for Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. The move has set the franchise up very well to make another big move this offseason once free agency starts. Of course, the Lakers weren't the only team
Yahoo Sports
June 18

We Searched For The Hottest Takes Of The NBA Finals

Jun. 18, 2019, at 5:49 PM There were a lot. Hot Takedown has a full rundown. As a show that hinges on the hot takes of the sports world, Hot Takedown this week does a retrospective dive into the many takes that defined this NBA Finals: from “the Warriors will sweep” to “the Warriors dynasty is over,”
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Podcast: It's okay to be happy about the Lakers landing Anthony Davis and criticize the trade at the same time

Next season, the Los Angeles Lakers will be able to pair Anthony Davis, who is only 26 years old, alongside LeBron James, one of the absolute greatest to ever play the game. The two will make up one of the more intimidating duos the NBA has ever seen, and is something the fan base can legitimately look
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Draft 2019: Warriors' three biggest needs with two picks this year

When the Warriors are on the clock, they must address three key areas to their roster this year.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Kings forward Harrison Barnes declines $25M option, will enter free agency

Barnes signed a $94 million free agent deal with the Dallas Mavericks in 2016 and was dealt to the Kings last season.
NBA.com
June 18

Report: Chris Paul wants out of Houston

The Houston Rockets have major decisions to make this offseason, especially if the latest reports from Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports are true.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Chris Fedor

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It was 2012, one year after the Cleveland Cavaliers struck gold by drafting Kyrie Irving with the first overall pick. The Cavs entered the offseason with a specific goal: Find a complementary piece to go with budding star Irving. Only this time, the ping-pong balls didn't bounce
CBS Sports
June 18

Kawhi Leonard free agency update: Raptors' Finals MVP still focused on Clippers, not interested in Lakers, per report

Kawhi Leonard has a big decision to make this summer
NBA.com
June 18

Lawyer: Deputy in clash with Ujiri has concussion

A deputy suffered a concussion and is on medical leave after an altercation with the president of the Toronto Raptors as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship, a lawyer said Tuesday.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Carmelo Anthony video conveniently appears after Anthony Davis trade

As the Lakers look to build the rest of their team following the blockbuster trade that landed them Anthony Davis, a certain exiled forward may want to throw his hat in the ring. A video of 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony in the gym conveniently surfaced online Monday, just two days after the Davis
RealGM
June 18
Chris Paul Seeks Trade From Rockets Due To Issues With James Harden
SLAM
June 18
Chris Paul Reportedly Requests Trade From Houston
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Anthony Davis to the Lakers is a heck of a start to the summer, but it's only the start

Anthony Davis is a Laker. By becoming a Laker, AD is obviously not a Celtic. Even with the benefit of 48 hours to let it all settle, the deal still comes as a surprise after a year's worth of posturing and maneuvering between two of the league's superpowers. There's so much to get into here
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Odds reveal where Kawhi Leonard will most likely land in 2019-20

Kawhi Leonard is a man of few words
CBS Sports
June 18

2019 NBA Draft: Watch online, live stream, TV channel, draft order, start time, date, top prospects

The 2019 NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 20
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Magic Johnson was texting Jeanie Buss, Rob Pelinka and Kurt Rambis to get the Anthony Davis trade done, and says he's still sending notes to the Lakers front office

When Magic Johnson re-signed from the Lakers, he said he was still the team's biggest fan and wished them success after his departure. His recent comments on TV may not have functioned towards that goal, but there's no denying that Magic is, at his core, a giant Laker fan, and he is tremendously
ESPN
June 18

Deputy in Ujiri clash has concussion, lawyer says

An attorney for a deputy involved in an altercation with the president of the Toronto Raptors said his client suffered a concussion and is on medical leave.
ESPN
June 18

Deputy in clash with Ujiri claims concussion

An attorney for a deputy involved in an altercation with the president of the Toronto Raptors said his client suffered a concussion and is on medical leave.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Study: NBA earns overall A grade in diversity hiring

Caption Close RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Study: NBA earns overall A grade in diversity hiring

A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores from last year. Richard Lapchick
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Study: NBA earns overall A grade in diversity hiring

A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores from last year. Richard Lapchick
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Sources: CP3, Harden relationship 'unsalvageable'

Chris Paul went to Rockets management and demanded a trade, and James Harden issued a “him or me” edict following the Rockets’ second-round loss to the Warriors.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Report: Knicks, who have No. 3 pick, to work out Darius Garland

Celtics, Bulls, Timberwolves reportedly interested in trading up for Garland
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Draft 2019: Ranking all of the Pacers' draft day trades

It's never a slam dunk when it comes to making trades on NBA Draft night. The Indiana Pacers have had hits and misses. The NBA Draft approaches and that, of course, is proceeded by trade rumors. It's often difficult to separate fact from fiction so let's review every draft-day trade the Indiana
NBA.com
June 18

Study: NBA, WNBA earn high grades in diversity hiring

A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices.
CBS Sports
June 18

Can Rockets' Chris Paul and James Harden coexist, win together in 2019-20?

Danny Kanell and Raja Bell dive into the reports surrounding apparent tension between the stars
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Wizards guard Bradley Beal a target for New Orleans Pelicans

Washington Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal is reported to be a target for the new regime at New Orleans Pelicans.  Pelicans executive vice president David Griffin is interested in acquiring Beal in a package that likely would include the fourth overall pick, pending the official deal with the Los
CBS Sports
June 18

2019 NBA Mock Draft: Cavaliers take a risk and snatch Duke's Cam Reddish at No. 5

There are plenty of players with star potential outside of the top three selections
SLAM
June 18
Report: Kyrie Irving Has ‘Ghosted’ the Celtics Prior to Free Agency
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Sports Final: What Anthony Davis Being Traded To Lakers Means For Rest Of NBA

The Lakers are now the favorites to win it all after acquiring center Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. Celtics radio analyst Cedric Maxwell joins Steve Burton on Sports Final to discuss what the trade means for the rest of the NBA, as well as Kryie Irving's future in Boston.
Basketball Insiders
June 18

Sources: Patrick Beverley to Meet with Multiple Teams in Free Agency

Sources tell me Patrick Beverley–a sensible FA target of the Bulls and Lakers–will be taking meetings with as many as 5 teams BEFORE meeting with the Clippers in 2 weeks. Clippers will be chasing max-type FAs, but Beverley won’t necessarily wait on an offer from them, I’m told. Sources tell me Patrick Beverley–a sensible FA […]
Yahoo Sports
June 18

R.J. Barrett, expected to go third overall, is Canadian headliner at NBA Draft

On the heels of the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA championship for the first time, Canada's top basketball prospects could be set to make some history of their own. Duke forward R.J. Barrett of Mississauga, Ont., will be one of the headliners at Thursday's NBA Draft, which could see a record
Basketball Insiders
June 18

Sources: Bucks Shopping Tony Snell, Ersa Ilyasova

Milwaukee is offering draft compensation this week in hopes of finding a team willing to take on the contract of Tony Snell or Ersan Ilyasova via trade, league sources say, as the Bucks seek to create added flexibility to retain elite status in the East Milwaukee is offering draft compensation this week in hopes of […]
SLAM
June 18
Hassan Whiteside To Pick Up 2019-20 Player Option
CBS Sports
June 18

Harrison Barnes declines $25.1 million player option with Kings, will become unrestricted free agent, per report

Barnes, acquired by Sacramento at the trade deadline this past season, still has interest in a new deal with the Kings
ESPN
June 18

Agent: Kings' Barnes to become unrestricted FA

Harrison Barnes will forgo the final year of his $94 million contract with the Kings and enter a marketplace that includes 10 teams with over $20 million in salary-cap space this summer.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Western Conference NBA Draft Needs

New Orleans has two of the top four picks in Thursday's draft, Memphis will pick second overall, and three teams won't have a pick to use. (Getty Images)
Basketball Insiders
June 18

Sources: Kings Not Expected to Pursue Nikola Vucevic

Vlade Divac and his team have placed an emphasis on improving the center position, but according to a league source, while the team holds Nikola Vucevic in high regard, the team is not expected to chase the Orlando Magic big man in free agency, despite reports to the contrary. After posting 20.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, […]
Basketball Insiders
June 18

Sources: Nets Decline to Make Qualifying Offer to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

After Brooklyn declines to make a qualifying offer, F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN. Hollis-Jefferson, 24, defends multiple positions well. For now, Nets have $46M in cap space. After Brooklyn declines to make a qualifying offer, F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources tell […]
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA rumors: Sixers are interested in these 4 free agents (if Jimmy Butler or Tobias Harris don't re-sign), including Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon

There is a lot that is up in the air for the Philadelphia 76ers as free agency, and most of it comes down to whether general manager Elton Brand is able to re-sign one or both of Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris. If he only brings back one, the Sixers will have the cap space to fill out the roster with
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA rumors: Sixers are interested in these 4 free agents (if Jimmy Butler or Tobias Harris don't re-sign), including Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon

There is a lot that is up in the air for the Philadelphia 76ers as free agency, and most of it comes down to whether general manager Elton Brand is able to re-sign one or both of Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris. If he only brings back one, the Sixers will have the cap space to fill out the roster with
Basketball Insiders
June 18

Sources: Pelicans Exercise Option on Alvin Gentry

The New Orleans Pelicans have picked up the team option of head coach Alvin Gentry for the 2020-2021 season, league sources tell ESPN. The New Orleans Pelicans have picked up the team option of head coach Alvin Gentry for the 2020-2021 season, league sources tell ESPN. — Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) June 17, 2019 Source: Malika […]
FOX Sports
June 18

Study: WNBA, NBA earn high grades in diversity hiring

Diversity report finds WNBA, NBA lead professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices
FOX Sports
June 18

Study: NBA earns overall A grade in diversity hiring

Diversity report find NBA leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices with overall A grade
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Draft, free agency and lots of questions await the NBA

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to open next week's draft by announcing that Zion Williamson is the No. 1 overall selection headed to New Orleans. And four months after that, Silver will be in Toronto on opening night to help the Raptors hand out championship rings
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Lakers trade for Anthony Davis something LeBron James and the NBA desperately needed

You would have seen a big smile on Lakers fans' faces when the trade news came through, as their storied franchise became the new Vegas title favorite. You would have seen a bigger smile on LeBron James' face, as the three-time champion was awarded the horsepower necessary to continue chasing
CBS Sports
June 18

NBA free agency 2019: Beyond Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant, Raptors and Warriors face big questions after Finals

A look at what lies ahead for Golden State and Toronto as the offseason approaches
FOX Sports
June 18

Leonard quiet on future as Raptors celebrate with parade

Kawhi Leonard stays quiet on plans for free agency as Raptors celebrate first NBA title with parade, rally
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Team Asked Silly Brain-Teaser to Top Draft Prospect Nassir Little

It ain't just the NFL asking bizarre, silly questions to potential draft picks -- NBA teams are hitting prospects with some crazy brain-teasers,too ... so says projected lottery pick Nassir Little!! Little was a STUD at the University of North Carolina -- and has been meeting with teams ahead of
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Lakers reportedly have some level of interest in Derrick Favors in free agency

The Lakers have a great deal of work to do to fill out their roster, and it's anybody's guess which positions they will choose to prioritize. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are arguably best suited to play power forward and center, which suggests that Los Angeles should target backcourt options
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Patrick Beverley Has Heard Lakers Interested In Signing Him, Calls Them 'Very Exciting Team'

The Los Angeles Lakers trade for Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans was just the first domino to fall during the offseason. Now, the team must figure out how to best build the rest of their roster. While the Lakers have been linked to a couple of big names in free agency, there have also been
FOX Sports
June 18
Attorney: Deputy in clash with Raptors exec has concussion
RealGM
June 18
Kyrie Irving Has Had Little Contact With Celtics In Recent Weeks
CBS Sports
June 18

NBA Draft 2019: Team needs, best fits and potential trades; Anthony Davis deal could start dominoes to fall at No. 4 pick

Would the Pelicans pass on Darius Garland at No. 4 or move the pick? Both are an option
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Kings F Barnes to opt out

Harrison Barnes is set to opt out of his contract with the Sacramento Kings and become an unrestricted free agent. Barnes' agent, Jeff Schwartz, told ESPN of the pending move that will allow the 27-year-old to pursue his fourth NBA team since entering the league with the Golden State Warriors in
NBA.com
June 18

Reports: Harrison Barnes will not opt in with Kings

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes is planning to test the free-agent waters again in his career.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Draft 2019: How Zion Williamson will fit with the Pelicans

We look at how top NBA Draft prospect Zion Williamson would fit in at the New Orleans Pelicans.
ESPN
June 18

Source: Knicks reject Hawks' offer for No. 3 pick

The Knicks have declined a recent trade offer that would have sent the No. 3 overall draft pick to the Hawks in exchange for the eighth and 10th picks, a source told ESPN's Jonathan Givony.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Paging Kyrie: Celtics in dark on Irving's plans

Should you know the whereabouts of Kyrie Irving, the Boston Celtics would like a word. Irving, who can opt out of his contract and become a free agent June 30, has reportedly gone silent and given president Danny Ainge and head coach Brad Stevens no choice but to assume he will move on to another team
FOX Sports
June 18

High 5: Cavaliers mulling options with 5th pick in NBA draft

Cleveland Cavaliers set to add talent with 5th and 26th picks in NBA draft
FOX Sports
June 18

AP source: Celtics' Horford to be unrestricted free agent

AP source: Boston Celtics center Al Horford to decline player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent
RealGM
June 18
Harrison Barnes Declines $25.1M Player Option With Kings
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Report: Bulls looking to trade up for Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland

The Bulls may be looking to address their point guard need in the NBA Draft on Thursday, and moving up for Vanderbilt's Darius Garland is reportedly in play.
SLAM
June 18
Harrison Barnes Turns Down 2019-20 Player Option
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Eastern Conference NBA Draft Needs

With the draft scheduled for Thursday night in Brooklyn, here's a look at areas that each team in the East will need to address this offseason. (Getty Images)
RealGM
June 18
Mike Miller Expected To Join Knicks Coaching Staff
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Draft rumors: Celtics interested in trading up to No. 4

The Celtics have their eye on Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland with the No. 4 pick. The Celtics aren't satisfied with picking 14th in the NBA Draft. Boston is looking into trading up to No. 4, according to ESPN. The team has its eye on Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland with that pick. Boston has the
RealGM
June 18
Knicks Reject Hawks' Offer Of No. 8, No. 10 For No. 3, Pelicans Considering It For No. 4
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Report: Hawks offering two lottery picks to move up

Two days before the 2019 NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks are threatening to make some noise near the top. The Hawks are shopping a pair of lottery picks -- the eighth and 10th overall selections -- in an effort to move into the top five of the draft, ESPN reported Tuesday. According to ESPN's report
RealGM
June 18
Bucks Reportedly Looking To Trade Tony Snell, Ersan Ilyasova
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Report: Anthony Davis intends to receive full trade bonus

Lakers project to have just $24 million in cap room
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Michelle Wie, inspired by NBA Finals, is back and playing through pain at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship

Michelle Wie spent her time off due to injury watching the NBA Finals, here's what she learned.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Are we getting worse at the NBA draft?

Even as tools and technology make information more available, NBA front offices are having a historically tough time with the draft.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

LeBron James has never had a teammate as perfect as Anthony Davis

If LeBron James could pick any other person on Earth to be his running mate, it would be Anthony Davis. There are other superstars who'd be productive and pleasant in a winning situation, but none can accentuate James' strengths, capitalize off them, and conceal his defensive limitations. Davis
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June 18

LeBron James has never had a teammate as perfect as Anthony Davis

If LeBron James could pick any other person on planet Earth to be his running mate, it would be Anthony Davis. There are other superstars who'd be productive and pleasant in a winning situation, but none can accentuate James' strengths, capitalize off them, and conceal his defensive limitations
CBS Sports
June 18

Timberwolves would have a hard time finding trade partner for Andrew Wiggins, need him to play up to his contract

The former No. 1 pick, who's underachieved for much of his time in the NBA, is still owed $133.5M over the next four seasons
CBS Sports
June 18

Al Horford free agency update: Celtics big man to opt out of contract, both sides hopeful to work out new deal, per report

Horford, 33, is now headed for unrestricted free agency
CBS Sports
June 18

2019 NBA Draft player comparisons: If Zion Williamson hits his ceiling he could be in Charles Barkley's class

How the projected lottery picks compare to established NBA players
RealGM
June 18
Darius Garland To Conduct Last-Minute Workout With Knicks
ESPN
June 18

Zion, Giannis early favorites for top '19-20 awards

Caesars Sportsbook has posted Duke star Zion Williamson (-450) as a significant favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Draft 2019 Primer: Back at Barclays Center

For the seventh straight year, the NBA Draft will be held at Barclays Center, with television coverage beginning at 7 p.m. on ESPN and the draft beginning at 7:30 p.m. The New Orleans Pelicans have the first pick in tonight's draft after making a big jump at the draft lottery. They'll be followed
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June 18

Lakers free agent targets: What are LA's next moves following Anthony Davis trade?

As hard as it was for the Lakers to pry Anthony Davis away from the Pelicans, the next step in the roster-building process might be even more difficult. After acquiring Davis in a blockbuster trade Saturday, Los Angeles will have two of the top 10 players in the NBA - but not much else. Once the Davis
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Warriors took out full-page ad to congratulate Raptors on NBA title

OAKLAND (KRON) - The Raptors celebrated their first World Championship through the streets of Toronto on Monday.  To go along with the festivities, the Warriors' made a classy move.  The team took out a full-page ad in the Toronto Sun to congratulate the franchise on winning the NBA Finals.  The
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June 18

The Lakers' Trade For Anthony Davis Will Be Worth It

On the wild night of April 13, 2016, if you were watching Kobe Bryant's final career game and jokingly shouted to a friend, "In three years, LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be stealing the show in Staples," would they take you seriously? Definitely not. The starters for the Los Angeles
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Source: Knicks reject Hawks' offer for No. 3 pick

ESPN The New York Knicks have declined a recent trade offer that would have sent the No. 3 overall draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the eighth and 10th picks, a source told ESPN's Jonathan Givony. The Hawks have been aggressively exploring trade scenarios in which they would package
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Source: Knicks reject Hawks' offer for No. 3 pick

ESPN The New York Knicks have declined a recent trade offer that would have sent the No. 3 overall draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the eighth and 10th picks, a source told ESPN's Jonathan Givony. The Hawks have been aggressively exploring trade scenarios in which they would package
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Atlanta Hawks reportedly "aggressive" in attempt to trade up in 2019 NBA Draft

Dating back to late May, whispers have circulated that the Atlanta Hawks could aim to package multiple first round selections in the 2019 NBA Draft with an eye toward a pick in the top five. After acquiring another first-round pick in the Allen Crabbe-Taurean Prince swap, those whispers intensified.
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Kawhi Leonard quiet on future as Toronto Raptors celebrate with parade

Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade and rally. For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP isn't saying whether he'll use it to keep a door open or close it behind him
CBS Sports
June 18

NBA Draft: Redrafting the 2018 lottery after watching a deep class of rookies led by Luka Doncic, Trae Young

A glimpse of how the 2018 draft might look if every lottery team got a mulligan
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Gambo: Nets RFA PG D'Angelo Russell not an option for Suns

Brooklyn Nets restricted free agent D'Angelo Russell makes just about all the sense in the world as a target for the Phoenix Suns in free agency. He's only 23 years old, is coming off an All-Star season and is good friends with Suns shooting guard Devin Booker. Not only would the Suns be adding
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Draft rumors: Knicks seriously considering taking Darius Garland over RJ Barrett

RJ Barrett wants to play for the Knicks, but New York may not want him. Former Duke forward RJ Barrett wants to play for the Knicks, but New York may not want him. The Knicks are bringing in Darius Garland for a last-minute workout, according to ESPN, and New York is seriously considering taking the
Yahoo Sports
June 18

How The NBA Makes Money: Television, Merchandising, Ticket Sales

The National Basketball Association has moved past Major League Baseball to represent the second most popular sport in the United States. How does the NBA make money?
Yahoo Sports
June 18

The 'explosive' legend of Zion Williamson: How jaw-dropping athleticism lifted star to No. 1, Pelicans

In a matter of months, Zion Williamson will light up New Orleans like no one ever has. For as long as the 18-year-old's YouTube highlight reel has been rolling, coaches, fellow players, analysts and even scientists have been tasked with finding another player to compare to the phenom from Duke. But
Yahoo Sports
June 18

The Rush: Drake and millions of Raptors fans party in the streets of Toronto

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE to see today’s piping-hot, fresh-outta-the-oven episode of THE RUSH with Jared Quay! We’ll let you know everything you didn’t know you needed to know about sports. The Rockets are a dumpster fire in motion, the Pelicans shipped away Anthony Davis the same week they’re about to
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Gauging The Trade Value Of The Indiana Pacers First-Round Pick

The Indiana Pacers only have six players with guaranteed contracts for the 2019-20 season as of right now, and only four of them are rotation players. Since that second number is far too low to field a quality team, you could make a compelling argument that Indiana should trade their first round pick
Yahoo Sports
June 18

REPORT: 5 Teams Seriously Interested In Bobby Portis, Including 2 Championship Contenders

The Washington Wizards would like to have former Chicago Bulls power forward Bobby Portis back in our nation's capital for the 2019-20 and beyond so it seems. However, the Wizards will have some serious competition for Portis' services as the struggling Eastern Conference franchise attempts to
Yahoo Sports
June 18

NBA Rumors: Why Lakers Won't Sign Max Free Agent After Anthony Davis Trade

Think the Los Angeles Lakers will add a third superstar alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis? Think again. While it was reasonable to wonder after the Lakers reportedly agreed to acquire Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday whether Los Angeles would turn its focus to signing a high-profile
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June 18

Kawhi, Kyrie And The Lakers' Search For A Third Superstar

Let's be greedy. Let's enjoy the Lakers acquisition of Anthony Davis by asking very simply what more than can do to fill this roster with superstardom. The Lakers got Anthony Davis. They have LeBron James and saved Kyle Kuzma. So, now what? Now they fill out the roster in one of two ways. Either
Yahoo Sports
June 18

The Knicks' plans for a huge summer appear to be in danger of falling apart

Heading into what could be a vital offseason in shaping the franchise, the New York Knicks' grand plans appear to be in danger of falling apart. Just months ago, the Knicks seemed set up to hit a home run this offseason. Flush with cap space, rumors swirled about Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving teaming
Yahoo Sports
June 18

The New-Look Memphis Grizzlies Are Rolling The Dice On An Organizational Youth Movement

When the Memphis Grizzlies announced the firing of head coach J.B. Bickerstaff on April 11th, just a day after the close of the NBA's regular season, it came as somewhat of a surprise even around a league known for untimely, volatile job turnover.   Sure, the Grizzlies were coming off a forgettable
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Jamal Murray Has A Hot Take On RJ Barrett And Zion Williamson Ahead Of The 2019 NBA Draft

Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray likes what he sees in Zion Williamson's game. However, it sounds like Murray would take RJ Barrett in the upcoming NBA Draft — if it were his decision to make. Murray made his stance clear in a recent interview with The Undefeated. Just keep in mind that he
Yahoo Sports
June 18

Anthony Davis Has Already Secured His First Endorsement Deal After The Lakers Trade

Additional endorsement opportunities in the NBA's glitziest media market aren't the only reason why Anthony Davis wanted to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Front Office Sports, Davis will be announced as a “creative partner” with Ruffles on Tuesday, becoming the first NBA player
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June 18

The Lakers' Big 3 Dream For LeBron James, Anthony Davis Takes An Unlikely Twist

The Los Angeles Lakers likely won't be able to pair the newly assembled duo of Anthony Davis and LeBron James with a max-level free agent like Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker or anyone else for that matter, despite the recent wave of rumors. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski dispelled the recent
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June 17
OUT THA MUD: DJ Jeffries Is Putting On For His City
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Timing is everything for Lakers, Pelicans

There are some financial ramifications for both teams to take into consideration when it comes to the trading of Anthony Davis from NOLA to L.A. (Getty Images)
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBA Draft Rumors Tracker: Analysis, Predictions for Top Prospects, Trade Targets

The Houston Rockets remain open for business. General manager Daryl Morey has "aggressively shopped" players still under contract, including Clint Capela and Chris Paul, according to ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon. This comes on the heels of Morey telling Sean Salisbury of SportsTalk790 in Houston
SLAM
June 17
Bronny James FIRST-EVER AAU DUNK!! Strive For Greatness Wins Ballin’ on the Beach TITLE 🏆
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June 17
Steve Kerr: Golden State Warriors’ Dynasty Not Over
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June 17
Mychal Thompson: ‘Klay Will Be Back’
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June 17
Report: Lakers to Pursue Kawhi Leonard in Free Agency
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June 17
Fred VanVleet: ‘Nothing More That We Can Do’ to Recruit Kawhi Leonard
RealGM
June 17
Knicks Never Made Formal Trade Offer For Anthony Davis
SLAM
June 17
Melo Watches Bronny James Catch First Poster Dunk?!? 🤯
HoopsHype
June 17

This is how the Toronto Raptors head into the offseason

Yahoo Sports
June 17

Correction: NBA Draft-International Model story

In a story June 14 about international players and the NBA draft, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Dallas Mavericks took Sarunas Marciulionis in the 1987 draft. It was Golden State that made the pick.
RealGM
June 17
Up To 2 Million People Could Show Up For Raptors Title Parade
ESPN
June 17

Rockets' Morey addresses Paul, Harden tension

Rockets GM Daryl Morey attributes the reported tension between Chris Paul and James Harden to the two stars being "extremely competitive."
Yahoo Sports
June 17

The true value of Jaren Jackson Jr.

As an NBA fan, I love the amount of coverage the league gets no matter what time of year it is. As a Memphis Grizzlies fan, I hate how little exposure our team gets, even in the 7 year playoff run. It did not matter how many games we won or were expected to win, the national games were going to the teams
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Report: Dell Demps bypassed Rob Pelinka for Magic Johnson in Anthony Davis trade talks

Did Demps only want to deal with Magic as an ultimate authority? Or did he have bad blood with the former agent?
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Video: The Lakers gave up a lot for Anthony Davis. Here's why he's worth it

Snoop Dogg was actually right, and Anthony Davis is in fact on his way to the Lakers. As you all have heard over the past weekend, the Anthony Davis trade FINALLY went down. Whatever your thoughts are on the trade, or whether L.A. gave up too many young players or future picks, one thing we can all agree
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Vegas sportsbook took $10,000 Lakers bet three hours before Anthony Davis trade

The Los Angeles Lakers turned the NBA on its head Saturday evening when they acquired Anthony Davis in a blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. The Lakers dealt away Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks to pair the superstar forward with LeBron James. The trade
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Report: Kyrie Irving has 'essentially ghosted' the Celtics as he prepares for free agency

Kyrie Irving is set to hit free agency. The Celtics don't appear to be in the running.
FOX Sports
June 17

Duke's Williamson, Barrett top list of forwards in NBA draft

Duke freshman Zion Williamson tops the list of forwards in the NBA draft and is widely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick
Yahoo Sports
June 17

A Look At The History Of The NBA Draft

You probably don't remember Clifton McNeely. He played basketball for Texas Wesleyan. Not Texas Western. Texas Wesleyan. The one in Fort Worth. The Pittsburgh Ironmen of the Basketball Association of America selected McNeely as the first pick of the 1947 BAA draft. The Ironmen disappeared shortly
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June 17

A Look At The History Of The NBA Draft

You probably don't remember Clifton McNeely. He played basketball for Texas Wesleyan. Not Texas Western. Texas Wesleyan. The one in Fort Worth. The Pittsburgh Ironmen of the Basketball Association of America selected McNeely as the first pick of the 1947 BAA draft. The Ironmen disappeared shortly
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June 17

Patrick Beverley tweets that he's heard the Lakers are interested in him

NBA free agent Patrick Beverley was connected to the Los Angeles Lakers on Twitter a fair amount on Monday. To start, there was an interestingly phrased tweet from NBA insider Sean Deveney: Does that mean Beverley will be a target for the Lakers? Or that Deveney thinks he'd make sense for the two
ESPN
June 17

Latest free-agency buzz surrounding Kawhi, Kyrie, Butler and more

Here's what league execs are now saying about Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker and the league's other top free agents.
FOX Sports
June 17
Pelicans extend coach Gentry's contract through 2021
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Report: Former Cavaliers Kyrie Irving, LeBron James could reunite with Los Angeles Lakers

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving forced his way out of the Cleveland Cavaliers' organization because he wanted to lead his own team after spending three seasons playing alongside LeBron James and never feeling he received the credit deserved for hitting the NBA Championship-winning shot in The Finals in
NBA.com
June 17

LaMelo Ball, 17, signs with Australian team to prep for NBA

American teenager LaMelo Ball has signed with the Illawarra Hawks for the upcoming National Basketball League season, the second top U.S. prospect to join the Australian league under its Next Stars Program.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Warriors Congratulate Raptors With Classy Full Page Newspaper Ad

Over the last five seasons, the Golden State Warriors have proven themselves to be one of the best dynasties of all time. While they aren't the best team ever, they can certainly make the case for being one of the best as they made the NBA Finals five straight years and won three NBA Titles. This
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June 17

NBA mock draft: Luguentz Dort of Arizona State moving up 2019 NBA draft boards?

Luguentz Dort talked about his Canadian upbringing and sticking with the NBA draft instead of looking to return to Arizona State. Many Arizona State fans questioned guard Luguentz Dort entering the 2019 NBA draft. But could the ASU guard, who only played one season in Tempe, have made the right choice
ESPN
June 17

Field favored vs. Cali teams in NBA title prop bet

Caesars Sportsbook posted a unique proposition on whether a team from California will win the 2019-20 NBA championship. That includes the Lakers, Clippers, Warriors and Kings (Yes +165).
Yahoo Sports
June 17

2019 NBA mock draft roundup: Here's who experts have the Mavericks selecting with the 37th pick

The Mavs may not have a first-round pick in the 2019 NBA draft, but that's because they have Luka Doncic. Last year they traded Trae Young and what is now the 10th pick in the 2019 draft to the Atlanta Hawks for Doncic.  When the draft takes place on June 20, Dallas will have to wait until the 37th
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Anthony Davis Honored With A Lakers Mural In Los Angeles

After months of deliberation and back and forth, the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans were finally able to come to terms on a deal to bring Anthony Davis to L.A. Davis will be joining LeBron James where the expectations will be fairly high in terms of making it through the Western Conference
Yahoo Sports
June 17

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019: Jerry Colangelo says Team USA expecting 'real competition' out of Australia

Australia will head into the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup with their eyes set on bringing home the gold medal. A team loaded with NBA players is expected to go far into the competition and the squad they've assembled has several nations taking notice. Team USA will head into the competition as
Yahoo Sports
June 17

How Anthony Davis trade impacts Celtics' 2020 NBA championship odds

Anthony Davis-to-the-Lakers changes the NBA's power structure ... and not in a way that benefits the Celtics.
Basketball Insiders
June 17

NBA Daily: What’s Next For The Lakers?

With Anthony Davis onboard to make them a contender, the Lakers must decide how they will spend their money this summer, write Matt John.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Anthony Davis deal pushing Kyrie Irving to Lakers?

Uh oh, Knicks fans. Anthony Davis is officially headed to the Lakers. Kevin Durant is hurt, and likely to miss all of the 2019-20 season. Kyrie Irving could be leaning toward the Nets. Things aren't looking great as the offseason gets set to truly begin. Making matters worse: Davis' arrival to
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Anthony Davis deal pushing Kyrie Irving to Lakers?

Uh oh, Knicks fans. Anthony Davis is officially headed to the Lakers. Kevin Durant is hurt, and likely to miss all of the 2019-20 season. Kyrie Irving could be leaning toward the Nets. Things aren't looking great as the offseason gets set to truly begin. Making matters worse: Davis' arrival to
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Rumor: Patrick Beverley may meet with five teams before Clippers

The Clippers are going big game hunting, Beverley isn't waiting around for them.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

What the Anthony Davis trade means for the Lakers, Pelicans and 2019 NBA Draft

The Anthony Davis saga has come to an end. Nearly five months after his trade demand became a matter of public record, the Pelicans have reportedly agreed in principle to send Davis to his preferred destination, the Lakers, in exchange for a package of young players and draft picks. New Orleans'
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Aaron Gordon could be that all-star talent missing from the Anthony Davis trade for David Griffin

The Anthony Davis trade is finally over, but while the vast majority is eagerly awaiting this week's NBA draft on Thursday, the New Orleans Pelicans have important questions to answer and plenty of work to do. Most of that work will seemingly revolve around the acquisition of the Los Angeles Lakers
FOX Sports
June 17

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Toronto police say four people were shot and wounded at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors, and three people were arrested
FOX Sports
June 17

Police: 4 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Toronto police say four people were shot and wounded at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested "with firearms."
FOX Sports
June 17

2 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continues

Police say two people were shot and wounded at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested
FOX Sports
June 17

Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors parade

Overcrowding problems as jubilant Raptors fans jam downtown Toronto for parade for NBA champs
CBS Sports
June 17

New Orleans Pelicans pick up coach Alvin Gentry's team option for the 2020-21 season

The Pelicans apparently believe Alvin Gentry is the right coach for their personnel
RealGM
June 17
Celtics Were Likely Willing To Trade Jayson Tatum For Anthony Davis
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBA Rumors: Draymond Green Flew to New York, Planned to Visit Kevin Durant

It sounds like Draymond Green might have spent Father's Day in New York. The Warriors forward flew from San Francisco to the Big Apple this weekend and had plans to visit with Kevin Durant, an NBA source told Marc Berman of the New York Post. "It's his friend,'' the source told The
Yahoo Sports
June 17

After The Anthony Davis Trade, The Lakers Are Favored To Win The NBA Title in 2020

After acquiring Anthony Davis in a blockbuster trade over the weekend, the Lakers are now the favorites to win the NBA championship in 2020, according to Caesars. The new-look Lakers featuring LeBron James and Anthony Davis are at 3/1 to cut down the nets, followed by the Bucks at 6/1, the Clippers at
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Latest free-agency buzz surrounding Kawhi, Kyrie, Butler and more

Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Follow on Twitter With loads of cap space, dozens of high-quality free agents, a changing of the champion and lots of uncertainty, the next three weeks could reshape the
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June 17

Latest free-agency buzz surrounding Kawhi, Kyrie, Butler and more

Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Follow on Twitter With loads of cap space, dozens of high-quality free agents, a changing of the champion and lots of uncertainty, the next three weeks could reshape the
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Celtics FAQ: Anthony Davis is a Laker & Kyrie Irving's probably going to Brooklyn edition

With Anthony Davis in L.A. & Kyrie Irving potentially going to Brooklyn, the Celtics are faced with a ton of offseason questions. Chris Forsberg tackles Boston's most pressing issues.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Cali team favored to win NBA title in prop bet

Doug Kezirian ESPN Close SportsCenter anchor Behind The Bets podcast host Sportsbooks throughout the country are creatively trying to capitalize on recent buzz surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers and their recent trade for Anthony Davis to pair with fellow superstar LeBron James. Caesars Sportsbook posted
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Shades of the Nets trade

Ladies and Gentleman, this Lakers Pelicans trade has shades of the Nets trade written all over it, minus the young prospects the Pelicans got as included fodder. Similar to the Celtics a few years ago, the Pelicans will be able to remain competitive and rebuild on the fly. Some of those picks will be
RealGM
June 17
Tilman Fertitta Has Expressed Regret Over Chris Paul's New Contract
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Warriors take out full-page ad in newspaper to congratulate Raptors

The Golden State Warriors took out a full-page advertisement in the Toronto Star to congratulate the Raptors on winning the NBA championship.
ESPN
June 17

Lowe: Where the Anthony Davis trade leaves the Lakers and Pelicans

Finally the Lakers have a deal to acquire Anthony Davis. Are they paying too much?
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Vegas doesn't seem to care about the Utah Jazz and that's okay

Summertime is here, the exciting part of the offseason. The Toronto Raptors have given hope to every franchise that their day may come. If the Raptors, one of the newer franchises in the NBA can win a NBA title, why can't we? The field really is wide open even if the Anthony Davis trade has the media
RealGM
June 17
Rockets Have 'Hard Feelings Right Now Everywhere'
CBS Sports
June 17

NBA champion Raptors' resolve personified by assistant coach Adrian Griffin

A journeyman in every sense of the word, Griffin's coached in the NBA longer than he played, with 20 years of stories to share
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Toronto Raptors two-million strong NBA victory bash marred by shooting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and some 2 million other fans cheered the NBA champion Toronto Raptors on Monday in a victory celebration that united the nation, but the party was marred by a shooting that seriously wounded two people. Five double-decker buses that carried the players and their
RealGM
June 17
Lakers' Best Deadline Offer Included Kyle Kuzma, Solomon Hill Salary Relief
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June 17
Pelicans Exercise Team Option On Coach Alvin Gentry
Yahoo Sports
June 17

How the NBA offseason could be shaping up to be a huge disappointment for fans

Just a year ago, there was so much hope about the summer of 2020. Kevin Durant! Klay Thompson! Kawhi Leonard! Kyrie Irving! They would all be available and ready to balance out an NBA that had one mostly unbeatable superteam in the Bay Area. While that's still a possibility, so much has changed,
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Anthony Davis Trade May Help Sixers Re-Sign Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris

The Los Angeles Lakers' acquisition of New Orleans Pelicans All-Star big man Anthony Davis will have enormous ripple effects across the NBA. Depending on when the trade becomes finalized, teams hoping to retain star free agents—such as the Philadelphia 76ers with Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris—may
RealGM
June 17
Mike D'Antoni, Rockets Still Negotiating Details Of Extension
Yahoo Sports
June 17

After Anthony Davis trade, can Lakers GM Rob Pelinka be trusted to fill roster?

Hours after LeBron James agreed to join the Lakers last summer, with fans throughout Los Angeles still raising toasts to the King, he was followed into town by a misfit court. In buffeting the James acquisition with a bunch of aging and balky parts, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka followed their great
ESPN
June 17

Pelicans pick up '20-21 option on Gentry's deal

The Pelicans will have a new look, but they'll have the same coach. The team is picking up Alvin Gentry's option for the 2020-21 season.
ESPN
June 17

Pelicans pick up 2020-21 option on Gentry's deal

The Pelicans will have a new look, but they'll have the same coach. The team is picking up Alvin Gentry's option for the 2020-21 season.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Mavs draft regrets of 2000s: Dallas missed on Draymond Green, Giannis Antetokuonmpo in consecutive years

It happens to every team. Sometimes, it's fate dealing a crummy batch of cards to you. Other times, it's a self-inflicted wound, like not paying enough attention to what's available. And, of course, sometimes stuff just happens. Whatever the case, there are always drafts when a team looks
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Los Angeles Lakers must now add shooting and defense to help LeBron James and Anthony Davis, says Dennis Scott

The Los Angeles Lakers must now add shooting and defense to their roster to help LeBron James and Anthony Davis, says NBA analyst Dennis Scott. Live NBA Draft The Lakers agreed a deal to acquire Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. The trade, which will become official in the coming
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Lowe: Questions, wild cards and bottom lines after the enormous AD trade

When Kyrie Irving declared a week before the trade deadline that he didn't "owe anybody s---," he inadvertently provided the Los Angeles Lakers leverage in their trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans surrounding Anthony Davis. Due to an arcane cap rule, the Boston Celtics, who had been
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Lowe: Questions, wild cards and bottom lines after the enormous AD trade

When Kyrie Irving declared a week before the trade deadline that he didn't "owe anybody s---," he inadvertently provided the Los Angeles Lakers leverage in their trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans surrounding Anthony Davis. Due to an arcane cap rule, the Boston Celtics, who had been
Yahoo Sports
June 17

REPORT: Knicks have interest in free agent big man Julius Randle

The Knicks are no longer locks to sign two superstars and suddenly be a competitor next season, but the front office must still fill out the roster and is reportedly considering a run at Julius Randle. Randle, 24-years-young and coming off the best season of his career thus far, has officially decided
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Rockets GM Denies Reports Of Chris Paul Wanting Out Of Houston

After years of failing in the playoffs at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, there have been a plethora of rumors surrounding the Houston Rockets and the relationship between Chris Paul and James Harden. Over the weekend, it was reported by Stephen A. Smith that Paul wants out of Houston and would
Yahoo Sports
June 17

What Might Have Been: 2014 NBA Draft

Over the next week and a half, I'm going to look back at each draft for the Memphis Grizzliessince the infamous 2009 proceedings. I'll discuss what their pick would've been — in a semi-satirical way — if he was selected by another team. In addition, I'll do the same about players they
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Lakers are winners in Anthony Davis trade no matter what happens

The Lakers became favorites to win the NBA championship next season, at least in the eyes of Vegas, when they agreed to a blockbuster trade to acquire Anthony Davis. Teams don't hang banners for having the lowest betting odds in June, but this is a long overdue transaction for a franchise that has
Yahoo Sports
June 17

The difference between the Spurs longevity and the Heat's four Finals appearances

During the telecast of Game 6, Mark Jackson used the word “dynasty” to describe the Golden State Warriors. The dictionary definition of dynasty is a line of hereditary rulers of a country or a succession of people from the same family who play a prominent role in business, politics, or another field.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

The difference between the Spurs longevity and the Heat's four Finals appearances

During the telecast of Game 6, Mark Jackson used the word “dynasty” to describe the Golden State Warriors. The dictionary definition of dynasty is a line of hereditary rulers of a country or a succession of people from the same family who play a prominent role in business, politics, or another field.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Syracuse basketball looks to avoid consecutive NBA Draft classes without a pick in 20 years

With the NBA Finals and most individual workouts for draft hopefuls in the rear view, the collective basketball world will shift its attention to the NBA Draft this week. (So long as Woj doesn't drop anymore of these bombs). The draft will be held this Thursday in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the Syracuse
Yahoo Sports
June 17

2019 GBB Community Mock NBA Draft: Picks #25-28

We've been away for a few days. Let's catch up. In case you're just joining us, here's the deal. Every year before the NBA Draft we here at Grizzly Bear Blues put on a mock draft of epic proportions. This isn't your granddaddy's mock draft - there are trades (lots of them, as
Yahoo Sports
June 17

D'Angelo Russell would vault Dallas into an offensive powerhouse

When news broke that Kyrie Irving was preparing to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, restricted free agent D'Angelo Russell's future with the team became even murkier. Brooklyn's desire to star chase in free agency was clear, but the first domino appears to be wobbling and the ripple effect will
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBA Draft: How the Anthony Davis trade affects Coby White and Nassir Little

On Saturday, Brandon brought you a great summary of where NBA mock drafts were putting the three UNC players who were consensus first round picks. Of the three players, Coby White's situation may be the one that will be the most interesting to watch. For those that do not follow the NBA very closely
Yahoo Sports
June 17

How deep a roster overhaul? Everyone from fans to players want to know

Moving parts, baby. As Spencer Dinwiddie tweeted Monday morning... With the Draft four days away and free agency another 10 days after that, the big question for the Nets front office ... and their players ... is what will the team's roster look like when all is said and done? The Nets seem to be
Yahoo Sports
June 17

With questions looming, Raptors start thinking about future

Nick Nurse and Bobby Webster have already started talking about a future that's full of tough questions.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Toronto Raptors Victory Parade: How To Watch, Route Details & Will Drake Be There?

We The North! After defeating the Golden State Warriors for the NBA Championship, the Toronto Raptors will celebrate with a wild victory parade! Find out how to watch the live stream, if Drake will make an appearance, and more. The Toronto Raptors will take a well-earned victory lap on June 17 to celebrate
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June 17

How deep a roster overhaul? Everyone from fans to players want to know

Moving parts, baby. As Spencer Dinwiddie tweeted Monday morning... With the Draft four days away and free agency another 10 days after that, the big question for the Nets front office ... and their players ... is what will the team's roster look like when all is said and done? The Nets seem to be
NBA.com
June 17

Florida State's Mfiondu Kabengele ready to excel in reserve role

After a high school career in Canada that netted him zero U.S. college scholarship offers, Mfiondu Kabengele headed in the summer of 2015 to Don Bosco Institute -- a prep school in Indiana with a reputation for helping connect players and colleges -- hoping to increase his exposure and his opportunities.
NBA.com
June 17

Instincts, 'it factor' see Ty Jerome to first-round potential

A few years back, Virginia basketball coach Tony Bennett was watching a player at a camp in Pennsylvania when his attention got diverted.
CBS Sports
June 17

Raptors' Kawhi Leonard re-creates 'Kawhi laugh' during Toronto's championship parade

The 2019 Finals MVP re-created his signature laugh at the Raptors' championship parade
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June 17

Report: Utah “frontrunner” to land Mike Conley Jr. if Memphis trades him this week

Utah has eyed Conley for a while.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Andrew Wiggins reportedly commits to Team Canada for World Cup

Call it the Nick Nurse effect. Andrew Wiggins is ready to play for Team Canada this summer.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Will Robert Franks end the WSU NBA Draft drought?

It's been eight years since the Golden State Warriors made Klay Thompson the No. 11 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft (decent pick, btw). It's also been eight years since a WSU player was selected in the NBA Draft. That could change this week, although it will take a bit of a surprise. Robert Franks
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBA 2019-20 Win Totals: Bucks Lead the Pack, Lakers Second

The Toronto Raptors have been champions for less than a week, but the NBA's eyes are already set on the 2019-20 season.  DraftKings sportsbook released its NBA win totals for next season, with the Bucks and Lakers leading the way at 55.5 and 54.5 respectively. Los Angeles received a major boost on
CBS Sports
June 17

Toronto police confirm shooting during Raptors' championship parade at Nathan Phillips Square

The specifics of the incident are unclear at this time
Yahoo Sports
June 17

The Hornets are on the clock in the official At the Hive community mock draft, part two

It's that time again. The Charlotte Hornets are on the clock in the At the Hive community's mock NBA Draft. We need you to vote on the Hornets selection. The Hornets selected center Bol Bol with the twelfth overall pick. Keep that in mind when making your vote. But first, shout out and big thank
Basketball Insiders
June 17

Reasons for Bucks to Be Cheerful Despite Conference Final Defeat

The Milwaukee Bucks missed out on a potential first NBA Finals appearance since back in 1971, after Mike Budenholzer’s team lost out to the Toronto Raptors in Game six of their Eastern Conference Finals. However, there is plenty of reasons for fans at the Fiserv Forum to be confident ahead of the 2019/20 season, with […]
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Toronto Raptors already thinking about what lies ahead as NBA landscape changes

With tough questions looming this summer, first-time NBA champions the Toronto Raptors are already thinking about what lies ahead. Live NBA Draft The Raptors were still partying it up in Las Vegas, part of an extended celebration following their first championship, when the NBA started reshaping itself
HoopsHype
June 17

Anthony Davis trade reactions and other NBA podcasts of the day

Yahoo Sports
June 17

The true value of Jaren Jackson Jr.

As an NBA fan, I love the amount of coverage the league gets no matter what time of year it is. As a Memphis Grizzlies fan, I hate how little exposure our team gets, even in the 7 year playoff run. It did not matter how many games we won or were expected to win, the national games were going to the teams
Yahoo Sports
June 17

The true value of Jaren Jackson Jr.

As an NBA fan, I love the amount of coverage the league gets no matter what time of year it is. As a Memphis Grizzlies fan, I hate how little exposure our team gets, even in the 7 year playoff run. It did not matter how many games we won or were expected to win, the national games were going to the teams
Yahoo Sports
June 17

The true value of Jaren Jackson Jr.

As an NBA fan, I love the amount of coverage the league gets no matter what time of year it is. As a Memphis Grizzlies fan, I hate how little exposure our team gets, even in the 7 year playoff run. It did not matter how many games we won or were expected to win, the national games were going to the teams
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Alexander: Lakers fans always remained confident

The world according to Jim: • If ever there were an indicator of just how confident Lakers fans have remained all through their playoff drought – and, yes, we've used the term “myopic” in This Space and undoubtedly will again – consider how the odds on next year's NBA championship chase shifted
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Virginia Tech's Nickeil Alexander-Walker is ready to elevate Canada's profile in the NBA

A sophomore out of Virginia Tech, Nickeil Alexander-Walker is ready to join his cousin, Clippers' PG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, among the NBA's Canadian players.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Jeff Goodman: Kyrie Irving 'treated Tatum like LeBron treated Kyrie'

Jeff Goodman joined NBC Sports Boston on the Arbella Early Edition on Monday night and spoke about Kyrie Irving's relationship with Jayson Tatum. Goodman said Irving "treated Tatum like LeBron treated Kyrie."
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBL: LaMelo Ball signing, Illawarra Hawks deal, NBA scouts reaction, analysis, opinion, Lonzo Ball, LaVar Ball

LaMelo Ball is an NBL player. Let that sink in. The NBL's Next Stars program has opened a door for prospects exactly like Ball, and the youngest brother of the flamboyant family walked right through it. Now, all eyes are on how he performs and conducts himself. On the court, Ball has offered us one
Yahoo Sports
June 17

LaVar Ball 'guarantees' Lakers will never win another title after trading Lonzo Ball

The often outspoken and controversial LaVar, who was with two of his sons watching a third play in a Drew League game in L.A. when news of the trade broke, had a dire prediction for the Lakers, who went all in to acquire Anthony Davis after coveting him for months. “I guarantee: Like I say again, it
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June 17
Pelicans Pick Up 20-21 Option On Alvin Gentry
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Exploring 2019-2020 NBA Title Odds After Lakers' Anthony Davis Trade

When the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released next season's initial NBA title odds, the Lakers were positioned at 20-1 — tied for the eighth-lowest with the Raptors (20-1). Fast-forward over a month. Frank Vogel's squad boasts the league's lowest odds (3-1), thanks to Los Angeles general
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Lonzo Ball has a second chance

There are a whole bunch of winners in the Anthony Davis trade, and you'd have to rank LeBron James, Davis himself, and various Lakers executives as the top winners. But Lonzo Ball is right up there. He goes from a tough situation caddying for one of the GOATs to partnering with a next-generation
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Ranking colleges that produce the most potentially impactful NBA players

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor Close ESPN Editor Joined ESPN in 2013 Maryland native, Syracuse graduate Follow on Twitter When the 2019 NBA draft takes place this Thursday (ESPN, 7:30 p.m. ET), Duke could be the first school to have three players drafted in the top 10 since Florida in 2007 -- ESPN's latest
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Ranking colleges that produce the most potentially impactful NBA players

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor Close ESPN Editor Joined ESPN in 2013 Maryland native, Syracuse graduate Follow on Twitter When the 2019 NBA draft takes place this Thursday (ESPN, 7:30 p.m. ET), Duke could be the first school to have three players drafted in the top 10 since Florida in 2007 -- ESPN's latest
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Ranking colleges that produce the most potentially impactful NBA players

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor Close ESPN Editor Joined ESPN in 2013 Maryland native, Syracuse graduate Follow on Twitter When the 2019 NBA draft takes place this Thursday (ESPN, 7:30 p.m. ET), Duke could be the first school to have three players drafted in the top 10 since Florida in 2007 -- ESPN's latest
CBS Sports
June 17

Pelicans monitoring Bradley Beal's availability for trade, report says, and it could make sense for both sides

The Wizards have said they're committed to keeping Beal, but how long will that last?
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Celtics Talk Podcast: With Davis shipped to the Lakers, the Celtics might not be in as much trouble as you think

Chris Forsberg and A. Sherrod Blakely give their initial reactions to Anthony Davis being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for a handful of assets. Ultimately, it might have been too big of a risk.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Draft Notebook | Atlanta Hawks

As the Hawks prepare for the 2019 NBA Draft, take a look at what they hope to get from their dual top 10 draft picks.
CBS Sports
June 17

Rockets trade rumors: Houston has held preliminary trade talks involving Chris Paul and Clint Capela, per report

The Rockets are shopping a number of starters
Yahoo Sports
June 17

The bitter end of the Anthony Davis dream

It had to be the Lakers. It could not have gone any other way. Boston's long-held dream of landing Davis felt as old as the name Pelicans. It died earlier this week. Rich Paul's decree that Anthony Davis would not be a Celtic set that in stone as soon as it hit the press. That it was the Lakers
Yahoo Sports
June 17

With the collapse of the Warriors' roster and upheaval across the NBA, the Mavs have a chance to be relevant next season

The good news for the Warriors is that Toronto closed them out in six games, because at the rate Bay Area icons were falling in the series, the Golden Gate Bridge would have been next. And no less calamitous, at that. First it was Kevin Durant, his Achilles clipped in Game 5. Then a torn ACL cut down
Yahoo Sports
June 17

With Anthony Davis Headed To Lakers, The Cavaliers May Have To Change Their Draft Plans

The NBA was shaken at its core Saturday night when the New Orleans Pelicans agreed to send Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Heart, the No. 4 in the 2019 NBA Draft, as well as three future first-round selections. The clown show that is the Lakers front office
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBC Sports Mock Draft 6.0, will the Trail Blazers keep their pick?

Jamie Hudson gives us her latest NBA Mock Draft...
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Is Draymond Green recruiting Kevin Durant to stay with Warriors?

Draymond Green reportedly flew to New York this past weekend to visit teammate Kevin Durant, who is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon last week in the NBA Finals. However, unlike the last time the Warriors' season ended without a title, Green reportedly wasn't on a recruiting mission following
ESPN
June 17

NBA draft live updates: Picks, trades and reaction

Here's everything you need to know for draft night.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBA rumors: If Celtics' Kyrie Irving signs with Nets, where will D'Angelo Russell go? 7 possibilities, including Knicks, Jazz

As rumors persist that Kyrie Irving will sign with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency, that leaves the future of All-Star point guard D'Angelo Russell in the balance. Russell is set to become a restricted free agent, and per SNY.tv's Ian Begley, Russell is “highly unlikely” to return to the Nets
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Pacific Ocean? It's the NBA and all its offseason drama that remains undefeated

The Toronto Raptors had a parade Monday, with more than a million people turning out along the route, apparently unaware that they were already last year's news. Saturday night the Lakers officially opened the 2019-20 season, with their monster trade for Anthony Davis. The trade, which basically
CBS Sports
June 17

Mike Conley trade rumors: Grizzlies 'intensifying' talks to move veteran guard; Jazz are front-runners, per report

Memphis' leader could be on the move this summer, and it appears he has several potential suitors
Yahoo Sports
June 17

LaMelo Ball, 17, signs with Australian team to prep for NBA

American teenager LaMelo Ball has signed with the Illawarra Hawks for the upcoming National Basketball League season, the second top U.S. prospect to join the Australian league under its Next Stars Program. The 17-year-old guard is rated as one of the best U.S. high school basketball players and is
Yahoo Sports
June 17

LeBron, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard super team may be in the works

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – With one move, the Los Angeles Lakers became, in most people's eyes, the favorite to win the NBA Championship next year. But they're not done. After trading for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, the Lakers have now set their sights on Kawhi Leonard. In his analysis
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBA Mock Draft 2019: What will Pelicans do with Lakers' No. 4 pick from Anthony Davis deal? Trade for Magic's Aaron Gordon? Full 1st-round projection

The Los Angeles Lakers shook up the complexion of Thursday's NBA Draft by trading for Anthony Davis in a blockbuster Saturday night deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. One (of many) pieces in the deal was the Lakers' No. 4 overall pick. Now the question becomes what the Pelicans will do with
Yahoo Sports
June 17

SB Nation NBA Blog Mock Draft: P.J. Washington to the Pacers

For the annual SB Nation NBA blog mock draft, I decided against trading the pick, despite some interest in Domas Sabonis and the pick. However, the mock draft was done before the Anthony Davis trade was reported, so I'm glad I just held my ground, just to see who may be available at No. 18. P.J.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Danny Ainge NBA Draft History for the Boston Celtics

Before we find out what the Celtics will do with their three first round picks in the 2019 NBA Draft, take a look at Danny Ainge's draft history as President of Basketball Operations for the franchise.
Basketball Insiders
June 17

NBA Daily: Admiral Schofield Set On Building His Own Reputation

Admiral Schofield's mindset carried him throughout his four-year career with the Tennessee Volunteers, and it will continue to take him to new heights in the NBA. Spencer Davies writes.
NBA.com
June 17

In summer of 2019, these 10 free agents provide most intrigue

We knew that the postseason would affect free agency. But the idea was that the success or failure of certain teams would affect what their free agents' thoughts about staying or leaving.
CBS Sports
June 17

Raptors celebrate first NBA championship with parade through streets of Toronto

The Raptors and their fans embraced the franchise's first NBA title with a championship parade on Monday
NBA.com
June 17

Reports: Pelicans agree to trade Anthony Davis to Lakers

The Pelicans will send Anthony Davis to the Lakers after all. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report that New Orleans will send the 26-year-old superstar to Los Angeles in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Lakers News: Magic Johnson 'So Proud' Of Jeanie Buss, Plans On Speaking To Her And Rob Pelinka Face-To-Face

The Anthony Davis blockbuster trade has been something in the making for a few months now for the Los Angeles Lakers. It is well remembered that Davis demanded a trade during the 2018-19 NBA season and the Lakers worked hard to get a deal done. However, the Pelicans had no intentions on dealing with
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBA Mock Draft: Milwaukee Bucks Select Bruno Fernando from Maryland

NBA Mock Draft Pick #30 - Bruno Fernando, Center, Maryland SB Nation's Milwaukee Bucks blog Brew Hoop explains the pick: The Bucks hoped to get Nic Claxton's versatile game under Mike Budehnolzer's tutelage, but they'll settle for Bruno Fernando, whose body is far more NBA-ready. The
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBA Mock Draft: Brooklyn Nets Select Luka Samanic from Croatia

NBA Mock Draft Pick #27 - Luka Samanic, Forward, Croatia SB Nation's Brooklyn Nets blog NetsDaily explains the pick: Luka Samanic, at 6'11”, is an ideal fit for the Nets who are always looking for three-point shooting bigs and Samanic qualifies. He came to this year's NBA Draft Combine and
NBA.com
June 17

Best moments from Raptors' championship parade

Toronto has been celebrating almost non-stop since the hometown Raptors dethroned the reigning-champion Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of The Finals last Thursday night.
NBA.com
June 17

Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for championship parade

TORONTO (AP) ��� Droves of jubilant Raptors fans packed downtown Toronto on Monday for a parade for the NBA champions, raising safety concerns as problems with overcrowding persisted.
ESPN
June 17

Kyle Lowry greets over a million fans gathered in Toronto

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Yahoo Sports
June 17

Shams: Celtics to meet soon with Kyrie Irving; Ed Davis to get paid

In his weekly “Inside Pass,” Shams Charania says Kyrie Irving will meet soon —possibly this week— to discuss his future. Irving has a player option for next season, but has said he will opt out. All-Star Kyrie Irving, who has decided to opt out of his $21.3 million deal for next season to become a free
CBS Sports
June 17

LaMelo Ball, youngest brother of Lonzo Ball, announces plan to play in Australia ahead of 2020 NBA Draft

"I'm trying to be the No. 1 pick for the 2020 draft," Ball said
CBS Sports
June 17

2019 NBA Draft order, date, time: Where each team is picking in the first and second round

We're less than a week before the 2019 NBA Draft
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Raptors parade trophy through Toronto, uncertainty lingers

Two weeks from now, the Toronto Raptors' roster might look as different as Danny Green's combed-out mohawk with looming decisions from Kawhi Leonard, Marc Gasol and Green that brought an air of uncertainty to Monday's street party in Ontario. As the Raptors gathered with mobs of fans Monday
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Okpala Offers Intriguing Option with Versatility

Just three days before the 2019 NBA Draft, the Pacers held their ninth and final pre-draft workout on Monday at the St. Vincent Center. All told, 49 prospects visited Indiana over the last month, with 48 participating in workouts (LSU guard Tremont Waters interviewed with team executives but was unable
SLAM
June 17
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson To Become Unrestricted Free Agent
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Kyrie? Kemba? The Lakers push for third star has begun

The Lakers brought a second star to Los Angeles on Saturday, agreeing to a blockbuster trade with the Pelicans for Anthony Davis. Now, they are prepared to acquire another to join forces with Davis and LeBron James. And for James, it could be a familiar face. The Lakers are in play for Kyrie Irving,
CBS Sports
June 17

Watch as Raptors celebrate their first NBA championship with parade through streets of Toronto

The Raptors and their fans embrace the franchise's first NBA title with a championship parade on Monday
NBA.com
June 17

Hang Time Podcast: Raptors win title + AD to L.A.

John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell recap the Raptors' championship win over the Warriors in The Finals, Kawhi Leonard's future in Toronto, and next steps for Golden State.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Hang Time Podcast: Raptors win title + AD to L.A.

John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell recap the Raptors' championship win over the Warriors in The Finals, Kawhi Leonard's future in Toronto, and next steps for Golden State. Then they discuss the Lakers' reported deal for Anthony Davis, how it affects the rest of the league, and storylines to
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Nuggets Numbers - What the Anthony Davis trade means for the Denver Nuggets

Happy Monday Nuggets fans! Over the weekend, the big Anthony Davis trade happened. He's now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and teammates with a guy named LeBron James. Brandon Anderson and I discussed the trade, the NBA Draft, and the Denver Nuggets at large for over two hours. In part 1, we
CBS Sports
June 17

Mike Conley trade rumors: Grizzlies 'intensifying' talks to move veteran guard, Utah Jazz are front-runners, per report

Memphis' leader could be on the move this summer, and it appears he has several potential suitors
Yahoo Sports
June 17

How does the Anthony Davis trade compare to the decade's NBA mega-deals?

There is no historical precedent in the NBA for a package of trade assets as significant as what the Los Angeles Lakers gave up for Anthony Davis on Saturday.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Warriors take out full-page ad to congratulate Raptors on NBA Finals victory

The Toronto Star ad included a photo of Stephen Curry hugging Kyle Lowry after Game 6 last week. The Warriors' hopes of a three-peat were crushed, but the team still showed class in defeat. Golden State took out a full-page advertisement in the Toronto Star to congratulate the Raptors on the franchise
ESPN
June 17

4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors parade, police say

Police in Toronto said four people were shot, but none of the injuries were life-threatening. Three people were arrested and an investigation is ongoing.
ESPN
June 17

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors' parade

Police in Toronto said four people were shot, but none of the injuries were life-threatening. Two people were arrested and an investigation is ongoing.
ESPN
June 17

1.5M attend Raptors' parade; four people shot

Police in Toronto said four people were shot but none of the injuries were life-threatening. Two people were arrested and an investigation in ongoing.
ESPN
June 17

1.5M attend Raptors' parade; two people shot

Police in Toronto said two people suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in connection to a shooting. Two people have been taken into custody.
ESPN
June 17

1.5M pack downtown Toronto for Raptors parade

"It's been amazing," star forward Kawhi Leonard said of the parade. "Thank you Toronto, thank you Canada for the support, we did it."
ESPN
June 17

LaMelo Ball commits to play in Australian NBL

LaMelo Ball, the No. 21 prospect in the ESPN 100 class of 2019, will join ESPN No. 5 prospect RJ Hampton as American teenagers going to Australia's NBL.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBA's Racial and Gender Report Card

"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair." -- Nelson Mandela Adam Silver, the commissioner of the
RealGM
June 17
Rockets Have Explored Trading Chris Paul Into Cap Space Of Rival Team
CBS Sports
June 17

2019 NBA Draft: Watch online, live stream, TV channel, draft order, top prospects, start time, date

The 2019 NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 20
FOX Sports
June 17

The Latest: Police: 4 shot at Raptors rally in Toronto

The Latest: Toronto police say 4 people shot at rally for Raptors; 2 arrested "with firearms"
FOX Sports
June 17

The Latest: Reports of shots fired at Raptors parade

Toronto police: 2 people shot, wounded at rally for NBA champion Raptors; 2 arrested
ESPN
June 17

Warriors take out ad to congratulate Raptors

The Warriors took out a full-page advertisement in the Toronto Star on Monday to congratulate the Raptors on their NBA Finals victory.
ESPN
June 17

Warriors assistant DeMarco to coach Bahamas

Warriors assistant Chris DeMarco said he plans to coach the Bahamas national team.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Danny Green Reveals What Warriors Players Said After Klay Thompson Injury

With a little over 2 minutes and 22 seconds left in the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Klay Thompson went up for a dunk in transition. Raptors guard Danny Green met Klay at the rim and was called for a foul. The Warriors' shooting guard landed awkwardly on his left leg and remained on
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Locked On Suns Monday: Surveying the post-AD trade landscape of the draft with Kellan Olson

Kellan Olson, the Suns reporter over at Arizona Sports, jumps on the show to reset the draft's top questions in the aftermath of the Anthony Davis trade. We look at what could happen with the fourth pick after it changes hands from Los Angeles to New Orleans, as well as what the Suns' plan appears
Yahoo Sports
June 17

LaVar Ball Calls Anthony Davis Trade: 'Worst Move Lakers Ever Made, Will Never Win Another Championship'

LOS ANGELES (CBS)- The fallout of the blockbuster trade between the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans will be felt across the league this summer as free agency arrives in just two short weeks. As the reactions and analysis of the trade continue to pour in, at least one person was unhappy with
ESPN
June 17

Sources: Nets don't make Hollis-Jefferson offer

The Nets declined to offer Rondae Hollis-Jefferson a qualifying offer, making him a free agent. The move pushes the Nets' cap space up to $46 million.
ESPN
June 17

Sources: Nets fail to make Hollis-Jefferson offer

The Nets declined to offer Rondae Hollis-Jefferson a qualifying offer, making him a free agent. The move pushes the Nets' cap space up to $46 million.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Toronto Raptors already thinking about what lies ahead as NBA landscape changes

With tough questions looming this summer, first-time NBA champions the Toronto Raptors are already thinking about what lies ahead. Live NBA Draft The Raptors were still partying it up in Las Vegas, part of an extended celebration following their first championship, when the NBA started reshaping itself
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Toronto Raptors already thinking about what lies ahead as NBA landscape changes

With tough questions looming this summer, first-time NBA champions the Toronto Raptors are already thinking about what lies ahead. Live NBA Draft The Raptors were still partying it up in Las Vegas, part of an extended celebration following their first championship, when the NBA started reshaping itself
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Prospect scouting report: Tyler Herro

The Charlotte Hornets need outside shooting. They may also need a wing to replace the potential of Jeremy Lamb in free agency. Although he's typically projected to go a bit after the Hornets pick at 12, Tyler Herro checks both of those boxes. Measurements Height: 6'4” without shoes, 6'6.5
RealGM
June 17
Grizzlies Escalate Mike Conley Jr. Trade Talks With Jazz Considered Frontrunner
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Kendrick Perkins hints at more big moves for Lakers after Anthony Davis trade

The Los Angeles Lakers pulled off a blockbuster trade Saturday night by agreeing to acquire superstar center Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans, and one former Boston Celtics player doesn't think the Purple and Gold are done making impactful moves.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Why the Anthony Davis and LeBron James Pairing Will Be Different

Two of the NBA’s best players have teamed up in the league’s glitziest and most history-rich locale, each with a legacy to burnish and an unhappy narrative to reverse.
CBS Sports
June 17

Warriors take out newspaper ad in Toronto Star to congratulate Raptors on 2019 NBA Finals victory

This was a classy move by the Warriors
Yahoo Sports
June 17

How does the Anthony Davis trade impact the Kings?

The Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans agreed to a blockbuster trade this weekend. The Lakers get Anthony Davis. The Pelicans get...a ton. I'll let ESPN's Zach Lowe summarize it so I don't screw up the details: The final tally: Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart; the No. 4
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Nets decline QO on Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, making him unrestricted free agent

In a move that was expected, the Nets have declined to make a qualifying offer to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, making him an unrestricted free agent this summer. Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news in a tweet. RHJ, the longest serving Net and the only player still left from the Billy King era, had a qualifying
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Pelicans primed to draft Zion -- and another top-5 prospect

Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise. Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro prospect to enter any NBA draft since Davis in 2012, and the
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Pelicans primed to draft Zion -- and another top-5 prospect

Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise. Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro prospect to enter any NBA draft since Davis in 2012, and the
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Pelicans primed to draft Zion -- and another top-5 prospect

Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise. Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro prospect to enter any NBA draft since Davis in 2012, and the
RealGM
June 17
Kyrie Irving Expected To Meet With Celtics' Front Office Before Start Of Free Agency
Yahoo Sports
June 17

LaMelo Ball NBL signing: Illawarra Hawks deal, NBL free agency, Next Stars

The NBL has its Next Star. LaMelo Ball, the youngest brother of new New Orleans Pelicans point guard, Lonzo, will join the Illawarra Hawks as part of the league's 'Next Stars' program. The 17-year-old, who's a projected late first or early second round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, announced
RealGM
June 17
Pelicans Monitoring Potential Availability Of Bradley Beal
RealGM
June 17
Pelicans Didn't Like Nets' Assets In Anthony Davis Trade Talks
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Andrew Bogut thanks Warriors fans, Oakland in heartfelt tweet

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Warriors Center Andrew Bogut is speaking out and thanking Dub Nation. The 34-year-old tweeted a heartfelt message Monday. "Thanks @warriors fans for making my Family and I feel at home again for the last 3 months. Obv things didn't end as we all hoped, but thats the
RealGM
June 17
LaMelo Ball Signs With Illawarra Hawks Of Australia
CBS Sports
June 17

2019 NBA Mock Draft: Top three picks appear to be set, but the chaos after that has already started

The Pelicans acquiring the No. 4 pick from the Lakers in the Anthony Davis trade won't be the last deal made
RealGM
June 17
Anthony Davis Had No Interest In Playing Single Game For Celtics
Yahoo Sports
June 17

4 reasons the Golden State Warriors should sign Rudy Gay

The Golden State Warriors need a player to replace both Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant. That player may be Rudy Gay, and it's more likely than you think. There aren't many players that perfectly fit into the Golden State Warriors offseason plans, but San Antonio Spurs' free agent forward
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Get to know (and get ready to salute) the Admiral, Admiral Schofield

Get to know Tennessee's Admiral Schofield, who worked out with the Trail Blazers ahead of the 2019 NBA Draft
RealGM
June 17
Nets Decline Qualifying Offer To Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBA rumors: Nets' latest move opens more cap space amid Kyrie Irving speculation

The Brooklyn Nets sure are operating like a superstar (or two) is coming when NBA free agency opens June 30.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBA Mock Draft: How the Anthony Davis trade shakes things up

The New Orleans Pelicans now own the No. 4 pick after the Anthony Davis trade, and it could signal a shift in what happens in the top half of the Lottery on draft night.
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June 17

Big waves in basketball

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - In the Buzz, LeBron's going to have some help challenging the Warriors next year.  The Lakers just acquired Anthony Davis in a brow-raising trade. They threw the whole team out to get him.  The Lakers gave the Pelicans three first-round draft picks plus three players.  Enjoy
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June 17

NBA mock draft: How Anthony Davis trade affects teams' first-round picks

From Zion Williamson down, James Ham reveals his latest mock draft days before the 2019 NBA Draft.
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June 17

Report details Houston Rockets 'turmoil,' including tension between James Harden and Chris Paul

While others are sensing an opening at the top of the West, the Houston Rockets appear to be in a state of disarray.
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June 17

New York Knicks: Five bad contracts worth trading for with assets attached

The New York Knicks have more than enough cap space to acquire a bad contract with draft assets attached. Striking out in free agency is realistic for the New York Knicks. While the 2019 offseason always had potential, the injury to Kevin Durant and the impending decisions for Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker
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June 17

New York Knicks: Five bad contracts worth trading for with assets attached

The New York Knicks have more than enough cap space to acquire a bad contract with draft assets attached. Striking out in free agency is realistic for the New York Knicks. While the 2019 offseason always had potential, the injury to Kevin Durant and the impending decisions for Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker
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June 17

New York Knicks: Five bad contracts worth trading for with assets attached

The New York Knicks have more than enough cap space to acquire a bad contract with draft assets attached. Striking out in free agency is realistic for the New York Knicks. While the 2019 offseason always had potential, the injury to Kevin Durant and the impending decisions for Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker
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June 17

Magic Johnson praises Los Angeles Lakers on reported Anthony Davis trade: 'Job well done'

Magic Johnson appeared to try and bury the hatchet with the Los Angeles Lakers front office after the team reportedly acquired Anthony Davis in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. The Lakers acquired Davis in a trade with the Pelicans for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round
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June 17

New York Knicks: Five bad contracts worth trading for with assets attached

The New York Knicks have more than enough cap space to acquire a bad contract with draft assets attached. Striking out in free agency is realistic for the New York Knicks. While the 2019 offseason always had potential, the injury to Kevin Durant and the impending decisions for Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker
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June 17

NBA free agency: Al Horford the top center on the market

The NBA game may be de-emphasizing centers, but there are projected to be plenty of effective big men available.
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June 17

Draymond Green Denies Report That He Visited Kevin Durant in New York

It sounds like Draymond Green might have spent Father's Day in New York. The Warriors forward flew from San Francisco to the Big Apple this weekend and an NBA source told Marc Berman of the New York Post that Green had plans to visit with a recovering Kevin Durant. "It's his friend,'
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June 17

Draymond Green Denies Report That He Visited Kevin Durant in New York

It sounds like Draymond Green might have spent Father's Day in New York. The Warriors forward flew from San Francisco to the Big Apple this weekend and an NBA source told Marc Berman of the New York Post that Green had plans to visit with a recovering Kevin Durant. "It's his friend,'
CBS Sports
June 17

Which top NBA free agents should Lakers target to pair with LeBron James, Anthony Davis?

Danny Kanell and Raja Bell grade Los Angeles' deal for A.D., then project what's to come
CBS Sports
June 17

Rockets' James Harden, Chris Paul spent much of last season struggling to coexist, per report

Harden and Paul clashed both on and off the court
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June 17

DJ Bean: Thank God the Celtics didn't trade for Anthony Davis

Even though it'll sting watching Anthony Davis suit up for the Lakers, DJ Bean says it's a good thing Danny Ainge didn't pull the trigger on a trade for AD.
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June 17
Jazz ‘Frontrunners’ To Land Mike Conley In Potential Grizz Trade
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June 17

2019 NBA Mock Draft: Anthony Davis trade gives Pelicans options after they take Zion Williamson with No. 1 pick

New Orleans now has two picks in the top four and could go with Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver to pair with Zion
CBS Sports
June 17

Anthony Davis trade grades: Lakers become championship contenders while Pelicans give themselves valuable options

The biggest potential blockbuster NBA deal of the summer went down less than a week before the draft
CBS Sports
June 17

NBA title odds: Anthony Davis trade makes Lakers favorite to win 2020 championship; Warriors have sixth-best chances

The Lakers' odds improved after reportedly trading for the All-NBA big man
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June 17

Kevin Durant Lottery: Every NBA team's chance of signing KD

Every team in the NBA will be hoping for a chance of landing Kevin Durant in free agency. Here are the odds of each team pulling it off. Now that the NBA Finals are officially over, it's time to look at what team's have the best chance of pulling Kevin Durant in free agency. Even with his ruptured
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June 17

NBA rumors: Kyrie Irving, Celtics to meet soon to discuss star's future

Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics will meet at least one more time to discuss their future together.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Why timing of Anthony Davis trade matters so much for Lakers

About $5 million-$9 million of cap space on the line
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Toronto Raptors two-million strong NBA victory bash marred by shooting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and some 2 million other fans cheered the NBA champion Toronto Raptors on Monday in a victory celebration that united the nation, but the party was marred by a shooting that seriously wounded two people. Five double-decker buses that carried the players and their
Basketball Insiders
June 17

Sources: Julius Randle to Decline Player Option

Pelicans‘ Julius Randle is not picking up his $9M player option for next season and will enter unrestricted free agency, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Randle is coming off his best NBA season (21.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 34.4 percent from 3-point range on 195 attempts). Pelicans‘ Julius Randle is not picking up his $9M player […]
Basketball Insiders
June 17

Sources: Knicks Never Made Formal Offer for Anthony Davis

The Knicks never made a formal offer to the Pelicans for center Anthony Davis on the teams’ latest round of trade talks, according an NBA official. While the Knicks had interest in the superstar center, talks with New Orleans’ new general manager, David Griffin, were preliminary and brief ever since he began soliciting offers two […]
Basketball Insiders
June 17

Report: Wizards to Workout Coby White, Nassir Little

The Wizards are working out two players tomorrow, Coby White and Nassir Little. Both are options for the 9th pick and both are from UNC. No Kevin Porter Jr. of USC anymore. The Wizards are working out two players tomorrow, Coby White and Nassir Little. Both are options for the 9th pick and both are […]
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Anthony Davis Rumors: Latest on Knicks, Celtics, More Talks Before Lakers Trade

Superstar Anthony Davis was reportedly traded to the Los Angeles Lakers over the weekend, a huge move in what promises to be a summer full of them. But the New Orleans Pelicans had discussions with other teams, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, including the New York Knicks, Boston
CBS Sports
June 17

2019 NBA free agency primer: Top 20 available free agents, start date and everything to know about this summer's market

The start of NBA free agency is just weeks away
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June 17

NBA Rumors: Here was Celtics' sticking point in Anthony Davis trade talks

The Celtics reportedly pursued an Anthony Davis trade until the end ... but weren't willing to go past a certain point.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Will the Lakers' big trade force the Hornets' hand in offer to Kemba Walker?

Money or winning? It might be overly simple to reduce Kemba Walker's free agent decision to that, but the Charlotte Hornets can offer far more guaranteed money under NBA rules, while other teams offer a brighter short-term prospect for winning. Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to a trade that
Yahoo Sports
June 17

The Lakers are considering signing multiple role players with their cap space, but reportedly also still mulling over superstar options

Now that the Los Angeles Lakers have pulled of the Anthony Davis trade, their focus now turns to filling out the remaining 10-or-so spots on the roster, and six or seven spots in the rotation. With basically all their draft picks for the next decade heading to New Orleans, Rob Pelinka essentially has
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Celtics NBA championship odds decrease following Anthony Davis trade

When Anthony Davis was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday, it eliminated any hopes of the Celtics pairing Davis with Kyrie Irving. As a result, the odds of Boston winning the 2020 NBA championship seem to have taken a sharp turn in the opposite direction. As of late last week, the Celtics'
SLAM
June 17
Markelle Fultz Already In Orlando Working Out
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June 17

Warriors offseason breakdown: How Kevin Durant leaving could save $1 billion; why DeMarcus Cousins could be back

The Warriors have some serious decisions to make after falling in the NBA Finals
Yahoo Sports
June 17

What Are Lakers' Next Steps in Building Title Contender?

The Lakers now have two of the top players in the NBA, but who else should the team target to try and build a title threat? SI Now's Robin Lundberg and Ryan Asselta discuss.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

2019 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Zion Williamson, the perfect prospect at the perfect time

We have never seen a better fit for the modern NBA than Zion Williamson.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBA rumors: Draymond Green flew to New York, planned to visit Kevin Durant

The three-time All-Star flew from San Francisco to the Big Apple with his fiancee and kids.
CBS Sports
June 17

Watch the Raptors celebrate their first NBA championship with parade through streets of Toronto

The Raptors and their fans embrace the franchise's first NBA title with a championship parade on Monday
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June 17

NBA contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Washington Wizards contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Charles Barkley: Portland Trail Blazers are 'going to be good' next season; need to retain Rodney Hood, Enes Kanter

NBA Hall of Fame star and analyst Charles Barkley of Inside the NBA joined The Rich Eisen Show last Friday where he discussed a range of topics such as the uncertainty around the Golden State Warriors, how the Houston Rockets should approach the offseason and how the Western Conference is shaking up
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June 17

Utah Jazz contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Toronto Raptors contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

San Antonio Spurs contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Charles Barkley: Portland Trail Blazers are 'going to be good' next season; need to retain Rodney Hood, Enes Kanter

NBA Hall of Fame star and analyst Charles Barkley of Inside the NBA joined The Rich Eisen Show last Friday where he discussed a range of topics such as the uncertainty around the Golden State Warriors, how the Houston Rockets should approach the offseason and how the Western Conference is shaking up
HoopsHype
June 17

Sacramento Kings contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Portland Trail Blazers contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Phoenix Suns contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Philadelphia 76ers contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Orlando Magic contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

FOX Sports
June 17

For fantasy sports players, Harden is the NBA MVP

In fantasy sports, James Harden is the NBA MVP. That's the verdict from the daily fantasy site DraftKings.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

What Tony Parker and the early 2010s Spurs meant to me

As you no doubt know by now, Spurs legend Tony Parker retired this week after an illustrious 18-year career in the NBA that included 4 selections to All-NBA teams, 6 All-Star selections, 4 NBA Championships, and a Finals MVP award for his performance in the 2007 Finals. As a member of San Antonio'
Yahoo Sports
June 17

What Tony Parker and the early 2010s Spurs meant to me

As you no doubt know by now, Spurs legend Tony Parker retired this week after an illustrious 18-year career in the NBA that included 4 selections to All-NBA teams, 6 All-Star selections, 4 NBA Championships, and a Finals MVP award for his performance in the 2007 Finals. As a member of San Antonio'
HoopsHype
June 17

Cleveland Cavaliers contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Chicago Bulls contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

New York Knicks contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

New Orleans Pelicans contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Charlotte Hornets contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Brooklyn Nets contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Boston Celtics contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

'He wants to be great': Zion-Benton coach Bob Worthington reflects on Admiral Schofield's journey to the NBA draft

“What a great place to end it,” Schofield told reporters in Portland this weekend. “I've never been here. It's beautiful. The mountains, the trees, a lot of pine trees. I haven't seen so many pine trees ever in my life.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

'He wants to be great': Zion-Benton coach Bob Worthington reflects on Admiral Schofield's journey to the NBA draft

The Portland Trail Blazers served as the final stop in Admiral Schofield's NBA draft workout tour. The 2015 Zion-Benton graduate was impressed with what he saw from Portland on and off the court. “What a great place to end it,” Schofield told reporters in Portland this weekend. “I've never been
HoopsHype
June 17

Miami Heat contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Minnesota Timberwolves contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

Milwaukee Bucks contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

FOX Sports
June 17

Pelicans primed to draft Zion -- and another top-5 prospect

It's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to draft a new face of the franchise and start a new era
NBA.com
June 17

Report: Pelicans' Julius Randle declines player option, enters free agency

While the New Orleans Pelicans' future draft picks are currently sucking up all the intrigue, a former lottery pick on their roster is reportedly ready to make noise as a free agent.
RealGM
June 17
RealGM Radio: Jared Weiss on the NBA Finals and AD Trade
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June 17

How The Anthony Davis Trade Reshapes The West

Congrats, Toronto Raptors! It barely took two days for your NBA championship to be swept into the category of “old news” by Klay Thompson’s ACL injury and the Los Angeles Lakers’ blockbuster trade for Anthony Davis on Saturday night. Pro basketball has a reputation for never having an offseason, but
Yahoo Sports
June 17

D'Angelo Russell rumors: Phoenix Suns to land Brooklyn Nets guard, former teammate tweets

Greg Moore and Duane Rankin give their input as the Suns search for a point guard. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson created a stir over the weekend when he made three NBA free agency predictions in just nine words. Clarkson predicted the landing spots of D'Angelo Russell, Kyrie Irving and
HoopsHype
June 17

Atlanta Hawks contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility...

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June 17

USC grad transfer Thornton picks Boston College over Gonzaga

This has implications beyond just the Eagles. Gonzaga really needed Thornton.
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Podcast: How did the Lakers potentially not manage to push back the Anthony Davis trade?

The Los Angeles Lakers gave fans quite the Father's Day weekend present in acquiring Anthony Davis, but it wouldn't be a Lakers deal if there wasn't some extra drama to freak out about. Today's shows react not just to the trade, but also a detail that could put this offseason in jeopardy
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Ranking The 3 Best Free Agency Landing Spots For Trevor Ariza

Unrestricted free agent Trevor Ariza turns 34 on the first day of NBA free agency (June 30). Despite his age, he will have plenty of suitors in free agency. The 6-foot-9 small forward posted impressive numbers last season—spending time with the lowly Phoenix Suns and the mediocre Washington Wizards—as
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Duke's Williamson, Barrett top list of forwards in NBA draft

Williamson headlines a deep group of forwards, which includes fellow Blue Devils freshman RJ Barrett and Virginia's De'Andre Hunter as potential high lottery picks. Here's a look at the top prospects: ZION WILLIAMSON, Duke The Associated Press national player of the year could be a franchise-changing
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June 17

Damon Jones Reveals A Massive Kawhi Leonard Free Agency Scenario

Retired NBA combo guard Damon Jones just recently dropped a bombshell pertaining to the possibility of Toronto Raptors superstar and soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Kawhi Leonard signing with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer. Appearing as a guest on ESPN's “Get Up,” Jones claimed that after
Yahoo Sports
June 17

RUMOR: The Big Move One NBA Analyst Thinks The Pacers Will Make This Summer

The Indiana Pacers could make some moves in this looming free-agency period, taking aim at restricted free agent D'Angelo Russell or potentially trading for Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. Boston Celtics point man Terry Rozier could figure as
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Chris Carter Drops Intriguing Bombshell On Kawhi Leonard's Free Agency

The Toronto Raptors have made the best possible case to keep Kawhi Leonard in free agency after wining their first-ever NBA title last week and dethroning the Golden State Warriors. According to Cris Carter of Fox Sports 1, the Raptors are now the favorites to get Leonard in free agency, among four other
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June 17

Ranking The 3 Best Free Agency Landing Spots For Trevor Ariza

Unrestricted free agent Trevor Ariza turns 34 on the first day of NBA free agency (June 30). Despite his age, he will have plenty of suitors in free agency. The 6-foot-9 small forward posted impressive numbers last season—spending time with the lowly Phoenix Suns and the mediocre Washington Wizards—as
Yahoo Sports
June 17

Lakers Free Agency Rumors: Kemba Walker, Jimmy Butler 'Top Priorities' After Anthony Davis Trade

With the 2018-19 NBA season officially over, the Los Angeles Lakers and 28 teams are focused on how to dethrone the defending champion Toronto Raptors. As the NBA is wide open for the first time in five seasons, the Lakers traded their young core (minus Kyle Kuzma) and draft picks to the New Orleans
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June 17

RUMOR: The Big Move One NBA Analyst Thinks The Pacers Will Make This Summer

The Indiana Pacers could make some moves in this looming free-agency period, taking aim at restricted free agent D'Angelo Russell or potentially trading for Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. Boston Celtics point man Terry Rozier could figure as
Yahoo Sports
June 17

NBA Analyst Says It's 'Very Possible' Lakers Could Pursue Derrick Rose

The Los Angeles Lakers are heading into the NBA offseason looking to add talent around their new superstar duo. After acquiring Anthony Davis in a massive blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Pelicans, the franchise knows that they can't depend on him and LeBron James to power them to a championship
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June 17

RUMOR: The Big Move One NBA Analyst Thinks The Pacers Will Make This Summer

The Indiana Pacers could make some moves in this looming free-agency period, taking aim at restricted free agent D'Angelo Russell or potentially trading for Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. Boston Celtics point man Terry Rozier could figure as
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Anthony Davis Trade: Lakers-Pelicans Draft Picks, Salary Cap Space Details

Four months after the 2018-19 NBA trade deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans eventually came to an agreement on Anthony Davis by the 2019 NBA Draft. Since the initial discussions, the front office changes and 2019 NBA Draft Lottery luck led to Davis finally being traded. As the offseason
RealGM
June 16
Anthony Davis Trade To Lakers Expected To Be Completed On July 6th
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June 16

The Knicks won't sign or trade for a star this June. You can feel good about that.

Last week Kevin Durant tore his Achilles, Kyrie Irving supposedly got googly-eyed with the Nets and Anthony Davis was traded to the Lakers. Cue the “Typical Knicks” mouth breathers. We're all adults. We know what Anthony Davis is. But hard as it may be for some people to imagine, the Knicks might
CBS Sports
June 16

Anthony Davis trade: LeBron James takes to social media and welcomes superstar forward to Los Angeles

"AD on da way!!" LeBron wrote on Instagram
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June 16

'Raptor for life' Morris Peterson on feeling like a champ, MSU and why he's back in Flint

If you've seen Morris Peterson since the Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night to win the NBA championship, you've likely seen a man in sunglasses, Cuban cigar in hand, blissful smile carved in his face. That'll be his look “for the next month,” he says. The Michigan
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June 16

Duke Basketball: Quinn Cook gets denied of another NBA Championship

The NBA season is officially over as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, denying Duke Basketball legend Quinn Cook of another NBA Championship. The three-peat was denied and the back-to-back championships for Quinn Cook was denied as the Toronto Raptors
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Lakers could target Derrick Favors if Utah Jazz don't bring him back, per report

Should the Jazz decide not to bring back Favors, the Lakers would like to pair him with LeBron James.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Winners and Losers in blockbuster Anthony Davis trade

Rich Paul and his clients won big.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

LeBron James seems pretty excited about the Anthony Davis trade: 'Just the beginning'

LeBron James has been waited months for the Lakers to bring in Anthony Davis.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Why the Pelicans just became one of the most exciting NBA teams

The Pelicans just pulled off the first blockbuster deal of the summer, and it could have a major impact on the NBA this coming season. New Orleans sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, including the No. 4 pick in the 2019 draft
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June 16
Everything You Need To Know About The Draft Picks In The AD Trade
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June 16

Nick Nurse gets an amazing homecoming reception from Raptors fans

The Raptors head coach takes a moment to celebrate with the fans upon arrival at Toronto's Pearson Airport.
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June 16

Nick Nurse gets an amazing homecoming reception from Raptors fans

The Raptors head coach takes a moment to celebrate with the fans upon arrival at Toronto's Pearson Airport.
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June 16

Report: NBA asked Drake not to attend games in Oakland

The last thing these Finals needed was more Drake.
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June 16

A Late-Blooming Beanpole Aims to Be an NBA Force

When Georgia big man Nicolas Claxton heads across the stage in Brooklyn on Thursday, his NBA fate manifested in the flat-billed cap he grabs from commissioner Adam Silver's hand, he wants you to be thinking about hard work even as you might gawk at his rail-thin frame. It takes work for a midlevel
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June 16

LaVar Ball Vows Lakers Will Not Win Again After Trading His Son Lonzo

The Chicago Cubs had a Billy goat. The Boston Red Sox had the Curse of the Bambino. And now the Los Angeles Lakers have media personality LaVar Ball joining the lineup of great sports curses, as the volatile Ball has guaranteed the fabled basketball team will never win another championship because of
Yahoo Sports
June 16

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Kyrie Irving 'Wants' To Play With Anthony Davis, 'Still In Play' For Lakers

In less than a week, there have been significant events that will likely change the landscape for the Los Angeles and all 30 teams heading into the 2019-20 NBA season. From Kawhi Leonard defeating the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson's injuries, the Lakers
CBS Sports
June 16

Julius Randle free agency rumors: Pelicans forward not expected to pick up player option for next season

Randle spent one year with the Pelicans and will now be an unrestricted free agent
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Timing of Anthony Davis trade might hamstring Lakers

LOS ANGELES — The details of the trade that will have Anthony Davis joining the Lakers are being analyzed. Chief among them: its timing. For now, the plan is to execute the trade July 6, after the moratorium ends on the start of free agency. Although both sides are open to moving the date, it's unlikely
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Duke Basketball: Brandon Ingram traded in blockbuster Lakers deal

The NBA has seen its first blockbuster trade of the offseason as the Lakers traded Duke Basketball star Brandon Ingram, among others, to New Orleans in exchange for Anthony Davis. The first Woj Bomb of what we could assume will be many this offseason took place on Saturday evening as the Los Angeles
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Anthony Davis trade grades: Lakers begin title chase; Pelicans exploit LA's desperation

It finally happened. Anthony Davis is going to be a Laker. The Pelicans agreed to trade Davis to the Lakers on Saturday, as first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Los Angeles will send Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks (including this year's No. 4 pick) to
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Book review: 'Elevated: The Global Rise of the NBA'

Since the 1980s, the NBA has gone from infamy and championship game tape delays to a global powerhouse. Through the efforts of Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, LeBron James and a cast of thousands, the league is in position to continue expanding their empire and grow the game even further.
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June 16

Airwaks, RL Grime Win $3M Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am for Charity

Airwaks and RL Grime took home the championship at the 2019 Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am on Sunday. The competition was the main event during the second day of the Summer Block Party and included a notable roster of 50 celebrities and 50 professional gamers that battled for a $3 million charity prize pool
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June 16

Airwaks, RL Grime Win $3M Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am for Charity

Airwaks and RL Grime took home the championship at the 2019 Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am on Sunday. The competition was the main event during the second day of the Summer Block Party and included a notable roster of 50 celebrities and 50 professional gamers that battled for a $3 million charity prize pool
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Warriors' injuries, Lakers' acquisition makes Western Conference wide open

Toronto earned its NBA championship and wild Canada-wide celebration. Kawhi Leonard deserves an elevated platform and for more of us to wonder if he is actually the best player in the NBA right now. In the aftermath of all of it, though, we are left to digest what Golden State's injuries — in combination
Yahoo Sports
June 16

A complete Nets' makeover would start with Kyrie Irving

In NBA free agency, things change by the hour, if not the minute. But as of Sunday night, the feeling from both the Nets and the league is that Kyrie Irving is bound for Brooklyn. If the Nets do manage to bring the New Jersey product back home, then the question is: Who do they pair him with? Holdover
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June 16

Celtics Rumors: Al Horford Discussing New 3-Year Contract If He Declines Option

Al Horford could remain with the Boston Celtics even if he declines his $30.1 million player option for 2019-20. According to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, "the sides have been discussing a plan where he comes in at a lower number next season and gets two more years tacked on in a new deal
Yahoo Sports
June 16

The 11 best moments from the Raptors' championship playoff run

It was the best playoff run in Toronto Raptors' history and without further ado, here is a list of the best moments of the playoffs from the 2018-19 champions.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Nick Nurse, the Raptors rookie head coach with the touch of a veteran

Technically Nick Nurse was a rookie head coach in the NBA. Thursday he became the ninth such rookie to win a championship. But through it all Nurse felt nothing like a rookie. Probably more importantly he didn't act like one either. And maybe that's the reason he spent 25 minutes on a Sunday
NBA.com
June 16

LeBron James reacts to Anthony Davis trade: 'Just the beginning'

LeBron James' streak of teaming up with superstar talent will reportedly continue in Los Angeles. This time, that talent is joining him, as the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and a war chest of draft picks.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Five things the 2020 NBA Championship odds are telling us

What offseason? By Josh Ellis
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June 16

Lakers Fan Tiger Woods Reacts to News of Reported Anthony Davis Trade

PEBBLE BEACH, Ca. -- The Los Angeles Lakers have missed the playoffs in each of the last six seasons, but things look to be turning around.  News broke Saturday that the Lakers and Pelicans reportedly have agreed to a deal that will send Anthony Davis to the Lakers in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Dirk Nowitzki on Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson injuries: 'I do feel bad for the Warriors'

Dirk Nowitzki knows from personal experience how devastating injuries can be, and commends Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson for trying to play through theirs when the stakes were highest. Speaking recently on ESPN Dallas 103.3, the Mavericks great shared his thoughts on the Raptors winning their first
HoopsHype
June 16

2012 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

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June 16
Al Horford Discussing Declining $30.1M Option For New Three-Year Deal With Celtics
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June 16

Kushner: With Anthony Davis trade deal, Pelicans are banking on the Lakers to fall apart; here's how

In financial terminology, David Griffin executed a textbook example of “shorting” when he agreed to trade Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers. The premise is simple. The Lakers' loss is the Pelicans' gain. Yes, the trade's splashy marquee is lit up by thrusting the Lakers into immediate
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Magic Johnson congratulates Lakers, Rob Pelinka, on Anthony Davis trade

The Pelicans got a great haul for Davis, and the Lakers got what they wanted in another star to pair with LeBron James.
NBA.com
June 16

Seven takeaways from Lakers' reported trade for Anthony Davis

Here are seven takeaways on the reported blockbuster trade sending New Orleans star forward Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for a package of three players, three first-round Draft selections and two first-round swaps of Draft picks:
Yahoo Sports
June 16

NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving 'maintained for months' he wants to play with Anthony Davis

The Los Angeles Lakers landed Anthony Davis in a trade on Saturday night. Could Kyrie Irving leave the Boston Celtics to join him and LeBron James in Los Angeles.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

LaVar Ball guarantees Lakers 'will never win another championship' after Anthony Davis trade

It didn't take LaVar Ball long to share his thoughts on the Anthony Davis trade. The New Orleans Pelicans traded Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks. LaVar was at a Drew League game on Saturday when the news broke that
Yahoo Sports
June 16

The Knicks won't sign or trade for a star this June. You can feel good about that.

Last week Kevin Durant tore his Achilles, Kyrie Irving supposedly got googly-eyed with the Nets and Anthony Davis was traded to the Lakers. Cue the “Typical Knicks” mouth breathers. We're all adults. We know what Anthony Davis is. But hard as it may be for some people to imagine, the Knicks might
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June 16

Lakers Reportedly Eyeing Kawhi Leonard Following Anthony Davis Acquisition

As reported, Anthony Davis will be headed to Los Angeles to join LeBron James as part of the Lakers new direction. Initial accounts also revealed that if the deal is consummated after June 30th, it would leave the Lakers organization with enough salary cap space to attract another top-tier player in
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Zion Williamson's New Team May Not Be Done Wheeling And Dealing Just Yet

It's beginning to look like Zion Williamson hit the Pelicans as a physical prodigy at the same time the team hired an executive prodigy. Just look what David Griffin has accomplished. First he got lucky enough to get the first pick which will bring the Pelicans Williamson. That was luck, but still
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Why the Knicks backed off their Anthony Davis pursuit

The Knicks never made a formal offer to the Pelicans for center Anthony Davis in the teams' latest round of trade talks, according an NBA official. While the Knicks had interest in the superstar center, talks with New Orleans' new general manager, David Griffin, were preliminary and brief ever
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June 16
Nuggets Explored Trade For Anthony Davis
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June 16

Report: Lakers could still land Kyrie Irving, who 'wants to play with' Anthony Davis

Kyrie Irving might have to take a pay cut, but he could be the Lakers' third star.
RealGM
June 16
Dunc'd On: AD Trade; LAL Offseason Outlook
RealGM
June 16
Kyrie Irving Has Long Had Interest In Playing With Anthony Davis
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Rumor: Nuggets considered trading for Anthony Davis

New Orleans insisted the 22-year-old guard be a part of any deal between the two teams, but the Nuggets felt that price was too steep. The Nuggets thought about trading for Anthony Davis. Denver considered pairing the Pelicans superstar with Nikola Jokic, but refused to part with Jamal Murray, according
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June 16

LaVar Ball “guarantees” Lakers will never win another title after trading Lonzo Ball

LaVar Ball's dream of seeing his sons unite to lead the Los Angeles Lakers back to glory ended Saturday evening with news that his eldest, Lonzo Ball, was part of a blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. The often outspoken and controversial LaVar, who was with two of his sons watching
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June 16

LaVar Ball “guarantees” Lakers will never win another title after trading Lonzo Ball

LaVar Ball's dream of seeing his sons unite to lead the Los Angeles Lakers back to glory ended Saturday evening with news that his eldest, Lonzo Ball, was part of a blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. The often outspoken and controversial LaVar, who was with two of his sons watching
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June 16
Julius Randle Declines $9M Player Option With Pelicans
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June 16

Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart seem happy Lakers traded them to Pelicans

Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart weren't afraid to let their feelings show after the Lakers traded them to the Pelicans as part of a blockbuster deal for Anthony Davis. The two had similar reactions and seemed happy to be sent out of Los Angeles. After reports came out Saturday of the trade, Ingram posted
Yahoo Sports
June 16

NBA trade rumors: Nuggets explored pairing Anthony Davis with Nikola Jokic

The Nuggets thought about trading for Anthony Davis. Denver considered pairing the Pelicans superstar with Nikola Jokic, but refused to part with Jamal Murray, according to a report from the Denver Post. New Orleans insisted the 22-year-old guard be a part of any deal between the two teams, but the Nuggets
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Lakers Rumors: Kemba Walker and Jimmy Butler are among 'top priorities' in free agency, team also plans to pu…

The Los Angeles Lakers may have agreed to terms on a trade to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans, but they aren't done yet. According to multiple reports, the team still has big plans for free agency, plans that could include names like Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker or Jimmy Butler
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Source: Kings unlikely to pursue free agent center Nikola Vucevic

Despite rumors to the contrary, the Kings aren't interested in the Orlando Magic's All-Star center.
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June 16
Strive for Greatness SHOWS OUT in South Florida! Dior Johnson & Skyy Clark Dominate 😤
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June 16

VanVleet on Kawhi: Nothing else Raptors can do

Fred VanVleet and several Raptors players expressed their hope that Kawhi Leonard will re-sign with Toronto.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Warriors offseason plan: Who will replace Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson?

Warriors general manager Bob Myers faces a tricky question this summer: How does he replace as many as three starters with limited resources? Even if Kevin Durant signs elsewhere, Golden State is expected to be out of salary cap space. That leaves the Warriors to round out their roster with only the
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June 16
Julius Randle Will Not Pick Up 2019-20 Player Option
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June 16

Why the Pelicans just became one of the most exciting NBA teams

The Pelicans just pulled off the first blockbuster deal of the summer, and it could have a major impact on the NBA this coming season. The Pelicans just pulled off the first blockbuster deal of the summer, and it could have a major impact on the NBA this coming season. New Orleans sent Anthony Davis
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June 16
LaMelo Ball vs. NBA Point Guard?! 👀 Who Won the Matchup?!?
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June 16

NBA podcasts du jour: Anthony Davis to the Lakers

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June 16

Report: Celtics wouldn’t include Jayson Tatum in Anthony Davis trade talks

This runs contrary to everything we've heard about Boston going after Davis.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Raptors know Kawhi's free agency holds tremendous ripple effect

The Toronto Raptors addressed Kawhi Leonard's looming free agency, and how his decision will shape a lot of players' careers.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Analysis: Anthony Davis trade a win-win for both sides

The saga is over. When this trade is done, everybody can say they won. The Lakers, the Pelicans, Rich Paul, LeBron James, they all can take a victory lap. The trade that will be official in the coming weeks sending Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram
Yahoo Sports
June 16

By Not Trading Jayson Tatum for Anthony Davis, Celtics Admit to Uncertain Future

Rarely do moves not made immediately say anything, let alone everything, about an NBA team's future. The Boston Celtics' decision not to trade for Anthony Davis is an overwhelming exception. Davis was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night, ending a months-long will-they, won't-they
Yahoo Sports
June 16

By Not Trading Jayson Tatum for Anthony Davis, Celtics Admit to Uncertain Future

Rarely do moves not made immediately say anything, let alone everything, about an NBA team's future. The Boston Celtics' decision not to trade for Anthony Davis is an overwhelming exception. Davis was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night, ending a months-long will-they, won't-they
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June 16
Shareef O’Neal Teams Up with Brandon Jennings at the Drew League 👀
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June 16

Raptors' coach Nurse to guide Canada at Basketball World Cup

Montreal (AFP) Fresh off coaching the Toronto Raptors to the NBA title, Nick Nurse confirmed Sunday that he plans to coach the Canadian national team at the upcoming Basketball World Cup. "It's just about done and something I'm really looking forward to doing," Nurse said of a deal
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Kyrie Irving reportedly wants to play with Anthony Davis, and someone close to LeBron James thinks Irving is 'still in play' for Lakers

Now that the Los Angeles Lakers have gotten their blockbuster trade to pair Anthony Davis with LeBron James out of the way, they can move forward and figure out what other star they're going to try to bring to L.A. to join them, and there are increasing signs that Kyrie Irving might be a possibility
Yahoo Sports
June 16

VanVleet on Kawhi: Nothing else Raptors can do

ESPN News Services Fred VanVleet said Sunday there is nothing more that the Toronto Raptors can do to convince Kawhi Leonard to re-sign with the team, but he and several teammates expressed their hopes that the NBA Finals MVP decides to return. Leonard, who led the Raptors to a six-game NBA Finals victory
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Anthony Davis trade could limit Lakers' cap space for third star, report says

The Lakers are in an interesting situation. Los Angeles reportedly agreed to terms on a blockbuster deal with New Orleans this weekend. It secured Anthony Davis by sending the Pelicans Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks, including the No. 4 selection in this year&
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Nurse on Lowry: 'I've never seen anyone play harder than this guy'

Raptors head coach Nick Nurse gave Kyle Lowry the ultimate series of compliments during Sunday's media availability.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

A Live Look Back: The 2015 NBA Draft

The past two summers, I did a rewatch of the NBA Draft from four years ago and wrote about it. Four years seems like a pretty good length of time when it comes to determining how a draft actually went, and I'm not the world's biggest watcher of college basketball, but I still want to contribute
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Report: Anthony Davis intends to sign a new deal with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers got their man, sealing a deal to bring Anthony Davis to Hollywood and according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the six-time All-Star intends to play out the final year of his contract and sign a new deal with the Lakers once he becomes eligible for free agency in 2020. Per ESPN
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Now that the Lakers got Anthony Davis, could the Knicks and others turn to Bradley Beal?

Now that Anthony Davis has been traded, where will teams turn to find their stars? Some might get desperate.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Raptors expecting fans to be 'out of their minds' at parade

Toronto Raptors players can't wait to see how the fans react at Monday's championship parade.
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June 16
Game Gets HEATED & Bronny James Hits GAME WINNER! 😱
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June 16
Game Gets HEATED & Bronny James Hits GAME WINNER! 😱
Yahoo Sports
June 16

A Live Look Back: The 2015 NBA Draft

The past two summers, I did a rewatch of the NBA Draft from four years ago and wrote about it. Four years seems like a pretty good length of time when it comes to determining how a draft actually went, and I'm not the world's biggest watcher of college basketball, but I still want to contribute
Yahoo Sports
June 16
Lakers become Las Vegas favorite to win 2020 NBA Finals
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Nuggets considered Anthony Davis trade but decided he wasn't worth the cost

If you believed what the Nuggets preached all season – that is, incremental growth, sustained progress, organic development, then a deal that would've brought superstar Anthony Davis to Denver never made any sense. Before Saturday's league-altering trade between New Orleans and the Los Angeles
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Nothing more Raptors can do – VanVleet on Leonard's impending free agency

The Toronto Raptors do not want to lose Kawhi Leonard as Fred VanVleet and Marc Gasol discussed the star's future.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Nick Nurse: the NBA champion coach who learned his trade in ... Britain?

Before he coached the Raptors to an improbable NBA title, Nurse honed his craft in the British Basketball League Nick Nurse coached at a number of teams in the UK before stepping up to the NBA. Photograph: Frank Gunn/AP As Nick Nurse went through his final preparations on Thursday night, a message
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Lakers Land Anthony Davis; Celtics Refused To Include Jayson Tatum In Offer

NEW ORLEANS (CBS/AP) — Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all. Though the Celtics were in the mix as suitors for Davis, they ultimately opted not to include young forward Jayson Tatum in any trade offer. The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled
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June 16
Noah Farrakhan, Kyree Walker & Zaire Wade Showdown at NBPA Top 100 Camp!
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June 16

Pascal Siakam pokes fun at 'Ka'Wine-and-dine' and other perks for Kawhi Leonard

Pascal Siakam couldn't help but gently remark on the perks afforded to Kawhi Leonard ahead of free agency.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Will the LeBron James-Anthony Davis axis turn the Lakers from losers to champs?

Just when it looked like the organization was a hopeless case, the Lakers have gone all-in to give LeBron James a superstar teammate Anthony Davis and LeBron James in action against each other last season. Photograph: Andrew D Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images The Toronto Raptors hadn’t even made it back
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Raptors' Nurse poised to coach Team Canada

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse is seeking another title with another team. Just days after the Raptors won the NBA championship in six games over the Golden State Warriors, Nurse said Sunday a deal was "just about done" to make him the coach of the Canadian national team. "I'm
FOX Sports
June 16

With questions looming, Raptors start thinking about future

With tough questions looming this summer, first-time champion Raptors already thinking about what's ahead
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Raptors coach Nick Nurse to lead Team Canada at FIBA World Cup

Nurse will take over a Canada team looking to qualify for its first Olympics since 2000.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Nurse confirms he plans to coach Team Canada

ESPN Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse confirmed Sunday that he plans to coach the Canadian national team, starting with the World Cup this summer. At Toronto's first media availability since winning the NBA Finals, Nurse told reporters, "I'm getting ready to take another situation soon because
ESPN
June 16

Nurse confirms he plans to coach Team Canada

Raptors coach Nick Nurse said a deal for him to coach Team Canada was "just about done" during Toronto's first media availability since winning the NBA Finals.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Anthony Davis trade rumors: Knicks 'weren't close' to having assets needed to acquire star

The Knicks were hoping to acquire Anthony Davis from the Pelicans. But, they weren't able to put together a competitive package, according to a report from the New York Post. The report adds: "The Post reported last week the Pelicans didn't view the Knicks' young assets as especially
CBS Sports
June 16

Lakers trade for Anthony Davis: Why title talk is premature until L.A. nails free agency ... without max money

As of now, the Lakers will have between $23.7M and $27.7M to spend this summer
Yahoo Sports
June 16

NBA rumors: Anthony Davis trade timing could hinder Lakers free agency plans

The Lakers might not have as much cap space as they had hoped for heading into free agency.
FOX Sports
June 16

Culver, Reddish top list of shooting guards in NBA draft

Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver and Duke's Cam Reddish headline the list of shooting guards in the NBA draft
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Raptors' Nurse poised to coach Team Canada

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse is seeking another title with another team. Just days after the Raptors won the NBA championship in six games over the Golden State Warriors, Nurse said Sunday a deal was "just about done" to make him the coach of the Canadian national team. "I'm getting
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Raptors' Nurse poised to coach Team Canada

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse is seeking another title with another team. Just days after the Raptors won the NBA championship in six games over the Golden State Warriors, Nurse said Sunday a deal was "just about done" to make him the coach of the Canadian national team. "I'm
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Lakers Podcast: L.A. Trades For Anthony Davis And Where They Go From Here

After months of speculation, the Los Angeles Lakers were finally able to pull off a trade for Anthony Davis. In exchange, they are sending Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart to the New Orleans Pelicans in addition to the No. 4 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and two future first round picks and a future
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Sports Analyst: NBA Reliance On Analytics Hurts Diversity Hiring

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Let's talk basketball for a minute. The men's NBA season is officially over. The Toronto Raptors have won their first NBA championship. And now the big news in the men's game is the upcoming draft and the big trades, like Anthony Davis heading to the Lakers. So we thought
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Top Lakers free-agent targets to play with LeBron and Anthony Davis

Which players might the L.A. Lakers target in free agency if they don't have max cap space? If the Lakers complete their reported deal with the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis on July 6 and Davis opts not to waive his $4 million trade bonus, the Lakers project to have a maximum of $23.7 million
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Anthony Davis trade: Making sense of the Pelicans three new first-round picks, swaps

June 15, 2019 will be the day that goes down in Pelicans lore, but the franchise will be feeling the effects of Saturday's trade bounty from the Los Angeles Lakers in return for Anthony Davis for the next decade or more. Some of that will depend on how the starting lineup-level talent in Brandon
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Kawhi Leonard gets a ride back to Toronto on Drake's private jet

When the newly-crowned King of the North needs a ride back to Canada, your typical first class experience apparently just doesn't cut it.
RealGM
June 16
Nick Nurse To Coach Canada At 2019 FIBA World Cup
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June 16

Fred VanVleet believes Kawhi has earned right to go wherever he wants

Fred VanVleet isn't going to spend much time trying to convince Kawhi Leonard to stay with the Toronto Raptors.
Basketball Insiders
June 16

Sources: Kemba Walker Lakers’ ‘top target’ in Free Agency after Anthony Davis Trade

Kemba Walker will be a top target in free agency for the Lakers after they reached an agreement in principle to trade for Anthony Davis, according to league sources Kemba Walker will be a top target in free agency for the Lakers after they reached an agreement in principle to trade for Anthony Davis, according […]
Basketball Insiders
June 16

Sources: Multiple Teams Interested in Acquiring No. 4 Pick

Teams are already expressing significant interest in the No. 4 overall pick belonging now to the Pelicans, league sources tell ESPN. Talks are expected to continue over the next few days. This deal could get even bigger for the Pelicans. Teams are already expressing significant interest in the No. 4 overall pick belonging now to […]
Basketball Insiders
June 16

Sources: Pelicans Trade Anthony Davis to Lakers

The Pelicans have agreed to a deal to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks – including the No. 4 overall in 2019 Draft, league sources tell ESPN. The Pelicans have agreed to a deal to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, […]
CBS Sports
June 16

Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Lakers could be in play for All-Star guard who wants to play with Anthony Davis

Irving will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and a number of teams are after his services
Basketball Insiders
June 16

Sources: Celtics Refused to Include Jayson Tatum in Anthony Davis Trade Talks

The Boston Celtics refused to make Jayson Tatum available in trade talks with New Orleans, league sources say, putting the Lakers in prime position to strike the deal that teams Anthony Davis with LeBron James The Boston Celtics refused to make Jayson Tatum available in trade talks with New Orleans, league sources say, putting the […]
Basketball Insiders
June 16

Sources: Knicks to Waive Lance Thomas

The Knicks have until June 30 to decide whether they want to guarantee $1 million of veteran Lance Thomas’ $7.6 million salary for the 2019-20 season. The team’s plan as of now is to waive Thomas before that deadline, sources tell SNY’s Ian Begley. Despite that plan, sources tell Begley that the Knicks have interest […]
Yahoo Sports
June 16

AD trade creates a max money problem for L.A.

The Anthony Davis trade is more complicated than your average swap, and has cap consequences for the Lakers.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

There's already a gigantic Anthony Davis mural on a building in Los Angeles

The New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers shook up the NBA world on Saturday when it was reported that the teams had agreed on a huge trade that will send Anthony Davis to the Lakers in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram and a bunch of draft picks. Just like that LeBron James has
Yahoo Sports
June 16

The Anthony Davis trade to the Lakers is the exact reason we should appreciate Jerry Jones' evolution

I don't know if you heard or not, but on Saturday - the Los Angeles Lakers made a blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Pelicans that sent superstar Anthony Davis to the West Coast. The Lakers have been trying to land Davis for a while now, and they finally sweetened the pot enough for the Pelicans
Yahoo Sports
June 16

The Toronto Raptors turned the NBA's global dream into a reality

The Raptors are now a strong international brand, which is exactly what the NBA wanted when it set roots in Toronto back in 1995.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

The Toronto Raptors turned the NBA's global dream into a reality

The Raptors are now a strong international brand, which is exactly what the NBA wanted when it set roots in Toronto back in 1995.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

New York Knicks did not lose Anthony Davis trade if deal was impossible

If the New York Knicks did not stand a chance to trade for Anthony Davis, they are not the losers of the fallout. The New York Knicks have done their fair share of losing for the last two decades. They achieved a franchise-worst 17-65 record twice, had just one good year from Amar'e Stoudemire'
Yahoo Sports
June 16

LaVar Ball: Lakers 'Going To Regret' Trading Lonzo Ball To Pelicans For Anthony Davis

During the 2018-19 NBA trade deadline with the Los Angeles Lakers, Lonzo Ball was involved in the Anthony Davis trade discussions with the New Orleans Pelicans. While Ball wanted to remain with the Lakers, his camp reportedly did not want him to be traded to the Pelicans as the Chicago Bulls and Phoenix
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Nets' Rodions Kurucs not resting on his laurels

Anybody who watched the Nets play this past season knows power forward was an issue, and their free-agent interest in not only Kevin Durant but also Tobias Harris and Kristaps Porzingis shows they know it, too. But that doesn't mean Rodions Kurucs isn't investing some sweat equity this offseason
ESPN
June 16

NBA Power Rankings, way-too-early edition

What's next for Toronto, Golden State and the rest of the NBA? We're ranking every team heading into a pivotal offseason across the league.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

NBA Draft News and Rumors

Ryan Knaus discusses draft news and rumors for all 30 teams in the NBA. (Getty Images)
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Nearly two million people expected at Raptors championship parade

The TTC will be dreadful on Monday morning.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Reports Indicate Kyrie Irving Could Still Play With Anthony Davis Next Season

When Kevin Durant tore his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, it appeared the Nets remained the favorite to sign Kyrie Irving. It seemed like the Celtics had a slightly better chance at re-signing him, though it was still unlikely. Now it almost feels unfathomable with the Lakers making the move to
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Lakers Trade Former UCLA Bruin Lonzo Ball to Pelicans for Anthony Davis

After being talked about for months, the Los Angeles Lakers have finally completed a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans which will send former UCLA Bruins guard Lonzo Ball to the Pelicans, along with Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks including the number four pick overall in 2019
RealGM
June 16
Darius Garland: 'I'm The Best Guard In The Draft'
CBS Sports
June 16

Anthony Davis trade: Pelicans dealing All-Star to Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, three first-round picks, per report

The Lakers will also ship Josh Hart to the Pelicans in the blockbuster deal
CBS Sports
June 16

Lakers' Anthony Davis trade shakes up NBA's power structure, and the deal's impact will be felt league-wide

For the first time in nearly a decade, the NBA is thrown into a beautiful chaos
ESPN
June 16

'There's too much damn turmoil': An unsettling vibe surrounds these Rockets

Houston's biggest problem might not be Golden State anymore.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

In Photos: Raptors, city of Toronto celebrates a 2019 NBA championship

The city of Toronto waited a long time for this. Twenty-six years after Joe Carter touched ‘em all, sports fans in Ontario’s capital took to the streets to celebrate another title north of the border. The Toronto Raptors wrapped up an incredible season with an NBA championship, captivating the entire
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Winners and losers from the Anthony Davis trade

The 2019 NBA offseason has not disappointed. It technically hasn't even started, with free agency and the NBA Draft still on the horizon. But the Anthony Davis trade may prove to be the most impactful move of the summer. The star is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers to team up with LeBron James. The
Yahoo Sports
June 16

Winners and losers from the Anthony Davis trade

The 2019 NBA offseason has not disappointed. It technically hasn't even started, with free agency and the NBA Draft still on the horizon. But the Anthony Davis trade may prove to be the most impactful move of the summer. The star is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers to team up with LeBron James. The
Yahoo Sports
June 16

AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Several people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices. The people
ESPN
June 16

The Kawhi pitch: Toronto's best case to keep its superstar free agent

This is the pitch Toronto can make to Kawhi Leonard with confidence in the offseason.
ESPN
June 16

Isaiah Austin is willing to risk his life for basketball

The 7-foot-1 center dreamed of playing in the NBA, but everything changed just days before the draft. Now he's putting everything on the line to do what he loves.
Yahoo Sports
June 16

NBA rumors: Chris Paul wants out of Houston, Stephen A. Smith hears

The James Harden-Chris Paul arrangement on the Rockets could be ending this soon.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Raptors' president encounter with deputy being investigated

Prosecutors will decide whether to charge Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri with misdemeanor battery after he was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face while trying to join his team on the court to celebrate their first NBA championship. Alameda County sheriff's spokesman
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Report: Nets, Russell could part ways

D'Angelo Russell could be the first domino to fall if Kyrie Irving signs with the Brooklyn Nets. The 23-year-old Russell is a restricted free agent coming off his best NBA season. It is "highly unlikely" that Brooklyn would keep both Russell and Irving on the roster, SNY's Ian Begley
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Check out hat Warriors' No. 28 pick will wear this year at 2019 NBA Draft

These are the hats the newest Warrior will wear at the 2019 NBA Draft.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Miami Heat gets stunningly low marks from one Vegas insider for capturing a championship

The Miami Heat have done little to improve their roster in recent times, and one oddsmaker punishes the franchise for its lack of action. Jeff Sherman of the Westgate Superbook gives Miami the dubious distinction of being tied as one of the only six teams with 200/1 odds to win the NBA Finals next season
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Lakers Trade Rumors: Celtics Hesitant To 'Overwhelm' Pelicans With Offer For Anthony Davis

Heading into the 2019 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers are attempting to trade for Anthony Davis again from the New Orleans Pelicans nearly five months later. While the New York Knicks are the second team on Davis' long-term trade destinations list, some within their organization reportedly are
Yahoo Sports
June 15

LeBron James welcomes Anthony Davis to Lakers

The Lakers got their man.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Reports: Pelicans agree to trade Davis to Lakers

The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to trade All-Star big man Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers in return for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks -- including the No. 4 overall selection in next week's draft -- ESPN reported Saturday. The deal, which cannot be made
Yahoo Sports
June 15

LeBron James Welcomes Anthony Davis to Lakers: 'Let's Get It Bro'

LeBron James welcomed his new teammate Anthony Davis to the Lakers in an Instagram post on Saturday night. Just a few hours after the Pelicans reportedly agreed to trade Davis to Los Angeles, James posted a picture of himself and the forward in Lakers jerseys. "AD on da way!! Let's get it bro
Yahoo Sports
June 15

LaVar Ball rips Lakers for including son Lonzo in Anthony Davis trade

You just knew it wouldn't take very long for LaVar Ball to sound off on the Lakers trading his son.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

How Masai Ujiri built the champion Raptors where every piece mattered

The Toronto Raptors had contributions all across the board during their championship run, and Masai Ujiri's ability to identify talent played a vital role.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

How Masai Ujiri built the champion Raptors where every piece mattered

The Toronto Raptors had contributions all across the board during their championship run, and Masai Ujiri's ability to identify talent played a vital role.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Lindsay Gottlieb jokes her jaw hit the ground when Cavaliers offered her a job

This week, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced they hired Cal women's basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb as an assistant on new head coach John Beilein's staff. Coming from the Michigan men's team, Beilein was hired in May. Although Gottlieb is not the first female assistant coach on an NBA
ESPN
June 15

LaVar Ball: Lonzo trade will be Lakers' worst move

LaVar Ball ripped the Lakers after learning his son Lonzo Ball will be part of a trade for Anthony Davis, predicting that it will be "the worst move" the Lakers have ever made and guaranteeing that they "will never win another championship."
ESPN
June 15

LaVar Ball: Lonzo trade will be Lakers' worst move

LaVar Ball ripped the Lakers after learning his son Lonzo Ball will be part of a trade for Anthony Davis, predicting that it will be "the worst move" the Lakers have ever made and guaranteeing that they "will never win another championship."
ESPN
June 15

LaVar Ball: Lakers 'going to regret' trading Lonzo

LaVar Ball ripped the Lakers after learning his son Lonzo Ball will be part of a trade for Anthony Davis, predicting that it will be "the worst move" the Lakers have ever made and guaranteeing that they "will never win another championship."
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Victorious Raptors cancel their return to Toronto after becoming NBA champs

TORONTO — Some Raptors players returned to Toronto on Saturday night for the first time since their electrifying NBA championship win south of the border. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which owns the franchise, initially said the whole team would arrive at Toronto's Pearson International Airport
ESPN
June 15

Vanderbilt's Garland: I'm best guard in draft

Vanderbilt's Darius Garland granted private workouts to both the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers in L.A., sources told ESPN's Dave McMenamin.
ESPN
June 15

Vanderbilt's Garland: I'm best guard in draft

Vanderbilt's Darius Garland granted private workouts to both the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers in L.A., sources told ESPN's Dave McMenamin.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Looking at the most memorable final games at NFL stadiums

On Thursday night, the NBA played its final game ever at Oracle Arena in Oakland. It was a memorable occasion, with the Toronto Raptors winning the league title on the Golden State Warriors' home court. And so we used that idea for Friday morning's PFT Live draft. What were the most memorable
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Arizona offers 4-star forward Jabri Abdur-Rahim, son of former Cal and NBA star

The Arizona Wildcats remain without a commitment in the 2020 class, but that's not for a lack of trying. They've offered 20 different prospects, the latest one with a strong basketball lineage. On Saturday the Wildcats offered 4-star forward Jabri Abdur-Rahim, the son of former California Golden
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June 15
Pelicans' Draft Haul From Anthony Davis Deal Includes Unprotected Pick In 2024
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Lakers Rumors: Latest on Potential Anthony Davis Trade, Jimmy Butler and More

So begins another critical offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers, one assuredly set up for eyebrow-raising rumors at every turn.  Those Lakers finally cashed-in on the big rumors with LeBron James, yet the direction around one of the league's best players helped everything fall apart. A failure to
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Lakers Rumors: Latest on Potential Anthony Davis Trade, Jimmy Butler and More

So begins another critical offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers, one assuredly set up for eyebrow-raising rumors at every turn.  Those Lakers finally cashed-in on the big rumors with LeBron James, yet the direction around one of the league's best players helped everything fall apart. A failure to
SLAM
June 15
D’Angelo Russell ‘Highly Unlikely’ To Return If Nets Sign Kyrie Irving
ESPN
June 15

Sources: Lakers reach deal for Pelicans' Davis

The Pelicans have agreed to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks -- including the No. 4 overall selection in Thursday's draft -- league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN
June 15

The massive risks and rewards behind this Anthony Davis trade

After a monthslong trade demand, Anthony Davis is on his way to Los Angeles, and the Lakers finally got their man. But at what cost?
ESPN
June 15

How the Anthony Davis trade changes the next NBA title chase

The Lakers have acquired Anthony Davis from the Pelicans. Who won the deal, and what does it mean?
CBS Sports
June 15

Lakers trade for Anthony Davis: Why championship talk is premature until Los Angeles adds a third star

It sounds like Kemba Walker could be on deck
Yahoo Sports
June 15

LaVar Ball: Lakers 'going to regret' trading Lonzo

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University
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June 15

LaVar Ball: Lakers 'going to regret' trading Lonzo

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Pelicans prefer to send Davis to Celtics over Lakers

The six-time All-Star told the Pelicans in late January that he didn't plan to re-sign with the franchise and he wanted to be moved. As trade talks heat up around Pelicans star Anthony Davis, New Orleans has a preferred destination for making a deal work. The Lakers and Celtics have emerged as front-runners
CBS Sports
June 15

Anthony Davis trade: LaVar Ball says deal which sent Lonzo to Pelicans will be 'worst move the Lakers ever did'

The Lakers acquired Davis for Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Celtics reportedly hesitant to make top offer if Anthony Davis won't commit to staying in Boston

How much risk are the Celtics willing to take on?
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Analysis: Anthony Davis trade a win-win for both sides

The Lakers, the Pelicans, Rich Paul, LeBron James, they all can take a victory lap. The trade that will be official in the coming weeks sending Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks - first reported
CBS Sports
June 15

2019 NBA Mock Draft: Virginia's De'Andre Hunter is best option for Pelicans at No. 4 after Anthony Davis trade to Lakers

Zion Williamson is still a clear No. 1 and one of his Blue Devil teammates could be headed to New York
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Vanderbilt's Garland: I'm best guard in draft

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer Close Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. Follow on Twitter LOS ANGELES -- If Thursday's NBA draft truly has a steep drop-off
ESPN
June 15

AD deal solidifies Lakers' favorite status in Vegas

A day after Vegas oddsmakers, in anticipation of a potential trade for Anthony Davis, installed the Lakers as favorites to win next year's title, the team moved from +400 to +350 favorites after the trade was announced.
NBA.com
June 15

Five things we learned from Game 6 of The Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Five things we learned from the Toronto Raptors��� 114-110 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena:
CBS Sports
June 15

Lakers trade for Anthony Davis: Why championship talk is premature until L.A. adds a third star

It sounds like Kemba Walker could be on deck
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Report: Celtics refused to add Jayson Tatum for possible Anthony Davis trade

The Celtics really wanted Anthony Davis. Just not enough to give up Jayson Tatum.
CBS Sports
June 15

Anthony Davis trade: Pelicans capitalize on Lakers bearing the burden of protecting LeBron James' legendary legacy

David Griffin helps set up New Orleans for sustained success with Zion Williamson and the running mates coming from L.A.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Analysis: Anthony Davis trade a win-win for both sides

The Lakers, the Pelicans, Rich Paul, LeBron James, they all can take a victory lap. The trade that will be official in the coming weeks sending Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks - first reported
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Video of Raptors fan hurting private parts on street sign goes viral

While the city of Toronto was having a ball after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, one fan's painful moment was caught on camera.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Winners, Losers, Takeaways from Lakers-Pelicans Blockbuster Anthony Davis Trade

The biggest offseason domino has fallen. Since January, Anthony Davis has openly wanted out of New Orleans, and the Pelicans finally obliged on Saturday, as ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported they agreed to deal the six-time All-Star to his desired destination, the Los Angeles Lakers, for Lonzo Ball
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Anthony Davis traded to Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans receiving Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and 3 first-round picks

The wait is finally over, basketball fans. The New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers have come to terms on a trade involving Anthony Davis. As he had hoped, the six-time All-Star is headed to his preferred destination to join forces with LeBron James while David Griffin, the executive vice
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Analysis: Anthony Davis trade a win-win for both sides

The Lakers, the Pelicans, Rich Paul, LeBron James, they all can take a victory lap. The trade that will be official in the coming weeks sending Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks - first reported
FOX Sports
June 15

Analysis: Anthony Davis trade a win-win for both sides

Analysis: The Lakers and Pelicans can both say they were the big winner in the Anthony Davis trade
Yahoo Sports
June 15

AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade

Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all. The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled Davis to the Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices, several people familiar
CBS Sports
June 15

Anthony Davis trade: Magic Johnson tweets praise for Rob Pelinka, Jeanie Buss following Lakers' blockbuster deal

Magic wanted the freedom to tweet, and boy is he exercising it
ESPN
June 15

LeBron, Magic weigh in on AD trade: 'Lakers are back in a championship hunt!'

The deal that sends Anthony Davis to the Lakers was described as "the first domino" to fall in what's expected to be a crazy offseason.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

AD deal solidifies Lakers' favorite status in Vegas

Count Las Vegas oddsmakers among those who were not caught off guard by the Los Angeles Lakers' blockbuster trade for superstar Anthony Davis. In anticipation of a potential trade for Davis, the Lakers were installed as the favorites to win next year's championship at multiple sportsbooks, shortly
Yahoo Sports
June 15

It’s a new era with Anthony Davis on the Lakers

Davis is expected to carry the franchise after the LeBron era.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Lakers' Odds to Win 2020 NBA Finals Jump After Trading for Anthony Davis

The Lakers boosted their shot at winning the 2020 NBA Finals after making a blockbuster move to reportedly acquire Anthony Davis on Saturday. New Orleans reportedly agreed to send Davis to Los Angeles in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three draft picks. The Lakers had already
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Duke Basketball: RJ Barrett is major piece in upcoming wild NBA offseason

The NBA offseason is officially underway and a major piece in what will be a wild couple of months is the pending rookie and former Duke Basketball star, RJ Barrett. This was set up to be one of the most unpredictable NBA offseason's yet, then the NBA Finals happened. Kevin Durant returned from a
Yahoo Sports
June 15

What does the Anthony Davis trade mean for the Celtics ... and Al Horford?

Chris Forsberg sifts through the ramifications of the Lakers trading for Anthony Davis and what it all means for the Celtics moving forward.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Showtime Lakers? Los Angeles shakes up NBA

Anthony Davis is finally heading West. The Lakers and LeBron have put the whole NBA on notice with one big swing – and there's likely many more to come.
SLAM
June 15
Life In Boston After The Anthony Davis Trade
ESPN
June 15

According ESPN's NBA Draft Projections, these 2019 prospects will see the floor often, no matter which team takes them

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Yahoo Sports
June 15

Report: Due to concerns about re-signing him, Boston holds back on Anthony Davis offer

The idea of pairing Davis and Irving in Boston seems a longshot now. 
CBS Sports
June 15

Anthony Davis trade: Pelicans deal All-Star to Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, three first-round picks, per report

The Lakers will also send Josh Hart to the Pelicans
Yahoo Sports
June 15

What impact will the Anthony Davis trade have on the Utah Jazz and Kyle Kuzma?

SALT LAKE CITY — The NBA's transaction season got off to a roaring start on Saturday afternoon as ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the New Orleans Pelicans will trade superstar Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round draft
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Reports: Pelicans agree to trade Davis to Lakers

The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to trade All-Star big man Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers in return for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks -- including the No. 4 overall selection in next week's draft -- ESPN reported Saturday. The deal, which cannot be made
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Lakers reportedly targeting Kemba Walker following trade for Anthony Davis

The Lakers quest to return to the playoffs now turns its attention towards free agent Kemba Walker.
RealGM
June 15
Jimmy Butler Likely To Decline Player Option
ESPN
June 15

Sources: Lakers reach deal for Anthony Davis

The Pelicans have agreed to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks -- including the No. 4 overall in next week's draft, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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June 15
How The Anthony Davis Trade Impacts The Draft Lottery
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June 15
Anthony Davis To Play Out 19-20 Season, Enter Free Agency In 2020
RealGM
June 15
Anthony Davis To Play Out 2019-20 Season And Enter Free Agency
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Jayson Tatum is the face of the Celtics now

With Anthony Davis headed to the Lakers and the Celtics reported unwillingness to include Jayson Tatum in a trade, it's clear to A. Sherrod Blakely that Tatum is the face of the Celtics now.
FOX Sports
June 15
AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade
RealGM
June 15
Interest Growing In Pelicans' No. 4 Pick In 2019 Draft
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Bulls not a part of Anthony Davis-to-the-Lakers trade, but it could have an effect on the draft

The Bulls wound up not being a part of the Anthony Davis-to-the-Lakers trade which went down on Sunday, but it could still have an effect on them in next week's draft.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball, Projected Pelicans Lineup After Anthony Davis Trade

The New Orleans Pelicans will have a new-look lineup in 2019-20 after they reportedly traded Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pels sent Davis to L.A. for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, including the
Yahoo Sports
June 15

New Orleans Pelicans trade Anthony Davis to LA Lakers: reports

The New Orleans Pelicans agreed Saturday to trade superstar forward Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to reports. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the details of the blockbuster deal on Twitter, noting that L.A. would send Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round
RealGM
June 15
Celtics Refused To Put Jayson Tatum In Anthony Davis Trade Talks
Yahoo Sports
June 15

NBA reportedly told Drake to not come to Oakland over 'security issues'

Drake was reportedly asked by the NBA to stay out of Oakland for Game 6 due to security concerns.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

NBA reportedly told Drake to not come to Oakland over 'security issues'

Drake was reportedly asked by the NBA to stay out of Oakland for Game 6 due to security concerns.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Report: Kemba Walker Will be Lakers' 'Top' Free Agent Target

The Lakers will target Kemba Walker in free agency this summer after reaching an agreement to trade for Anthony Davis, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. Stein reports Walker is Los Angeles' "top" target after its recent roster moves. The Pelicans and Lakers reportedly agreed
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Lakers Free Agency Rumors: Kemba Walker 'Top Target' After Anthony Davis Trade With Pelicans

Several months after failing to coax the New Orleans Pelicans into a trade, the Los Angeles Lakers struck a deal to acquire Anthony Davis ahead of the 2019 NBA Draft. It came at a significant cost for the Lakers, as they parted with Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, the No. 4 in this year's
Yahoo Sports
June 15

1 Flaw Every Top 2018 NBA Rookie Needs to Address This Offseason

Mikal Bridges: Three-Point Shooting Mikal Bridges had a good argument to make an All-Rookie team. He was fifth among the class in box plus-minus. If he wants to prove the voters wrong, he'll probably need to pour in threes at a higher rate. His profile suggests he can be a three-and-D specialist,
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Latest on Durant and Kyrie teaming up on Knicks or Nets

Here we go! With the 2019 NBA Finals officially in the books, it's time for the best part of the NBA calendar: rumor season! As spring turns to summer, free agency looms as the vehicle to change franchises and the future of the NBA. After Golden State's NBA Finals loss to the Toronto Raptors,
Yahoo Sports
June 15

1 Flaw Every Top 2018 NBA Rookie Needs to Address This Offseason

Mikal Bridges: Three-Point Shooting Mikal Bridges had a good argument to make an All-Rookie team. He was fifth among the class in box plus-minus. If he wants to prove the voters wrong, he'll probably need to pour in threes at a higher rate. His profile suggests he can be a three-and-D specialist,
Yahoo Sports
June 15

1 Flaw Every Top 2018 NBA Rookie Needs to Address This Offseason

Mikal Bridges: Three-Point Shooting Mikal Bridges had a good argument to make an All-Rookie team. He was fifth among the class in box plus-minus. If he wants to prove the voters wrong, he'll probably need to pour in threes at a higher rate. His profile suggests he can be a three-and-D specialist,
Yahoo Sports
June 15

1 Flaw Every Top 2018 NBA Rookie Needs to Address This Offseason

Mikal Bridges: Three-Point Shooting Mikal Bridges had a good argument to make an All-Rookie team. He was fifth among the class in box plus-minus. If he wants to prove the voters wrong, he'll probably need to pour in threes at a higher rate. His profile suggests he can be a three-and-D specialist,
RealGM
June 15
Lakers To Target Kemba Walker In Free Agency Following Anthony Davis Trade Agreement
ESPN
June 15

What stays in Vegas? The Raptors, 1 more night

The NBA champion Raptors extended their celebratory trip to Las Vegas and will return to Toronto in time for a victory parade and rally in the city on Monday.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

What stays in Vegas? The Raptors, 1 more night

ESPN News Services The newly crowned NBA champion Toronto Raptors, who won the title in Oakland, California, on Thursday night, apparently are having too good of a time celebrating in Las Vegas. Expected back in Toronto on Saturday, most instead are staying an additional night in Sin City. Maple Leaf
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Toronto Raptors facing tough battle to keep Kawhi Leonard

The Toronto Raptors took down the dynastic Golden State Warriors to win Canada's first NBA title but now face perhaps their toughest battle yet as they try to convince Kawhi Leonard to have a long-term future with the team. Leonard, whom the Raptors acquired last July as part of a blockbuster trade
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Raptors extend stay in Las Vegas following NBA championship party

The Toronto Raptors are living large and extended their stay in Las Vegas after celebrating their first championship in franchise history.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Raptors extend stay in Las Vegas following NBA championship party

The Toronto Raptors are living large and extended their stay in Las Vegas after celebrating their first championship in franchise history.
HoopsHype
June 15

Lakers acquire AD: What the media is saying

RealGM
June 15
Pelicans Agree To Trade Anthony Davis To Lakers
Yahoo Sports
June 15

DeMarcus Cousins thanks Warriors fans amid uncertain future

DeMarcus Cousins fuelled speculation about his future on Saturday with a pair of tweets that suggested he might be moving on from the Golden State Warriors. Cousins, who is a free agent this offseason, tweeted thanks to Warriors fans and encouraged Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson to stay positive despite
CBS Sports
June 15

Anthony Davis trade: Pelicans deal All-Star to Lakers in package including Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, per report

The Lakers will also send Josh Hart and three first-round picks
Yahoo Sports
June 15

NBA rumors: Pelicans agree to trade All-Star Anthony Davis to Lakers

Shockwaves have been sent throughout the NBA as Anthony Davis is on his way to LA in a reported trade from New Orleans.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Report: Pelicans trade Anthony Davis to Lakers

The Celtics are officially out of the Anthony Davis sweepstakes as the Pelicans traded the superstar to the Lakers on Saturday.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Wait is over: Davis reportedly traded to Lakers

It finally happened. Anthony Davis is reportedly heading to Los Angeles in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three 1st-round picks.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Brad Rock: Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo in Utah Jazz uniforms? Yeah, it could have happened

SALT LAKE CITY — Marilyn Monroe knew too well the resentment that comes with accomplishment. “Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way,” she is credited with saying. “It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.” She must have
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Brad Rock: Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo in Utah Jazz uniforms? Yeah, it could have happened

SALT LAKE CITY — Marilyn Monroe knew too well the resentment that comes with accomplishment. “Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way,” she is credited with saying. “It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.” She must have
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June 15
Lakers To Acquire Anthony Davis For Package Including Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Brad Rock: Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo in Utah Jazz uniforms? Yeah, it could have happened

SALT LAKE CITY — Marilyn Monroe knew too well the resentment that comes with accomplishment. “Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way,” she is credited with saying. “It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.” She must have
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Warriors Rumors: Draymond Green Visits Kevin Durant in NYC Ahead of Free Agency

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green reportedly made a trip to New York to visit Kevin Durant as he recovers from surgery for a ruptured Achilles. A source told the New York Post's Marc Berman that the visit was made so Green could see how his teammate was doing, not for recruiting purposes.
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Anthony Davis trade rumors: Pelicans prefer to send star to Celtics over Lakers

As trade talks heat up around Pelicans star Anthony Davis, New Orleans has a preferred destination for making a deal work. The Lakers and Celtics have emerged as front-runners to land Davis, but New Orleans would rather send Davis to the Celtics, ESPN's Brian Windhorst explained earlier this week
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Draymond Green flies cross country to see Kevin Durant

Warriors forward Draymond Green, who had a spat with teammate Kevin Durant earlier this season, hopped on a plane and flew from San Francisco to New York this weekend with plans to visit the fallen superstar and check on his health, according to an NBA source. Durant, who as a free agent would be able
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Teen sons of ex-NBA stars use their dads' experiences to guide them on path to pro career

Raptors president, Masai Ujiri, got into an altercation with an officer after the team won an NBA championship. There were some familiar names on the court last week at the National Basketball Players Association Top 100 camp. Wade. Howard. Mashburn. Abdur-Rahim.  For years, they were among the biggest
HoopsHype
June 15

2011 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Yahoo Sports
June 15

Mychal Thompson: 'No Question' Klay Thompson Re-Signs With Warriors In 2019 NBA Free Agency

The 2019 NBA free agency class has been talked about for a while as some of the league's best players like Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, and many others are set to hit the open market. A bit of the shine was taken off the class when both Durant and Thompson
Yahoo Sports
June 15

NBA | Long Road Ahead For The Rebuilding Wizards

WASHINGTON (WJZ) — The Toronto Raptors won their first championship in franchise history with a game six victory over the Golden State Warriors on the road at Oracle Arena. The 2018-19 NBA season is now — officially — in the books. For the Washington Wizards, however, the season has been in the books
Yahoo Sports
June 15

How Spurs fans feel about the Raptors' title

It's been an eventful past few days for the Spurs. Tony Parker retired, Ime Udoka and Ettore Messina left the coaching staff we had the first rumor about a potential free agency target. Those changes solidify the notion that we are entering a new era of San Antonio basketball, which is both a little
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Odds to win next year's NBA Finals: Finding the best futures bet

The NBA's power structure hangs in the balance to a nearly unprecedented degree heading into the offseason. The Toronto Raptors' NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors, which they closed out in six games on Thursday night, did little to clarify next year's title picture. If anything
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Adam Silver hopes lottery changes, recent results will slow down tanking

"Hopefully it'll stop fans in those markets from rooting for their teams to perform poorly."
Basketball Insiders
June 15

Sources: D’Angelo Russell ‘highly unlikely’ to Return to Nets if Kyrie Irving Signs

As of late this week, teams interested in pursuing Kyrie Irving remained under the impression that the Nets were the odds-on favorite to land the point guard, per sources. But no team interested in Irving, including the Knicks and Lakers, had been led to believe that they are out of the running to sign him, […]
Basketball Insiders
June 15

Sources: Jimmy Butler to Decline Player Option

Philadelphia 76ers forward Jimmy Butler intends to decline his player option — barring an unforeseen change of circumstances — yet the Sixers remain adamant about doing whatever it takes to retain the star, league sources told Yahoo Sports. In opting out of the $19.8 million player option — in which he has a June 29 […]
Basketball Insiders
June 15

Sources: Knicks Exercise Team Option on Allonzo Trier

The New York Knicks have exercised guard Allonzo Trier’s $3.5M team option for the 2019-20 season, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. The New York Knicks have exercised guard Allonzo Trier’s $3.5M team option for the 2019-20 season, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 14, 2019 Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Blazers Trade Musings: If Not Anthony Davis, Who?

Kevin Durant with a ruptured Achilles, out for the season. Klay Thompson, blown ACL, likely recovery 8-12 months. Kawhi Leonard, NBA champion, believed to be headed to Los Angeles. Anthony Davis, long rumored to be moved to Los Angeles. The Houston Rockets, many believe they will look very different
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird In the past year the NBA has seen an influx of women on the sidelines and in the front offices of a league that's had predominantly male leadership since its creation. General managers and coaches are
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird In the past year the NBA has seen an influx of women on the sidelines and in the front offices of a league that's had predominantly male leadership since its creation. General managers and coaches are
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird In the past year the NBA has seen an influx of women on the sidelines and in the front offices of a league that's had predominantly male leadership since its creation. General managers and coaches are
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird In the past year the NBA has seen an influx of women on the sidelines and in the front offices of a league that's had predominantly male leadership since its creation. General managers and coaches are
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird In the past year the NBA has seen an influx of women on the sidelines and in the front offices of a league that's had predominantly male leadership since its creation. General managers and coaches are
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird In the past year the NBA has seen an influx of women on the sidelines and in the front offices of a league that's had predominantly male leadership since its creation. General managers and coaches are
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird In the past year the NBA has seen an influx of women on the sidelines and in the front offices of a league that's had predominantly male leadership since its creation. General managers and coaches are
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird In the past year the NBA has seen an influx of women on the sidelines and in the front offices of a league that's had predominantly male leadership since its creation. General managers and coaches are
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird In the past year the NBA has seen an influx of women on the sidelines and in the front offices of a league that's had predominantly male leadership since its creation. General managers and coaches are
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird In the past year the NBA has seen an influx of women on the sidelines and in the front offices of a league that's had predominantly male leadership since its creation. General managers and coaches are
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird In the past year the NBA has seen an influx of women on the sidelines and in the front offices of a league that's had predominantly male leadership since its creation. General managers and coaches are
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird

Geno Auriemma 'so proud' of NBA for recent hires including UConn alums Swin Cash, Sue Bird In the past year the NBA has seen an influx of women on the sidelines and in the front offices of a league that's had predominantly male leadership since its creation. General managers and coaches are
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Why I'm out on R.J. Barrett as an elite NBA prospect

Overall profile and NBA expectations So where does that leave us with R.J. Barrett? It leaves us confused mostly, which is why I think so many evaluators are keeping Barrett safely in their top 5 even though almost everyone has some real reservations about him. There's so much obvious talent. If
Yahoo Sports
June 15

It sounds like the Wizards aren't planning to trade Bradley Beal, potentially eliminating a backup plan or multi-team deal partner for Lakers

With the 2019 NBA Draft less than a week away, all eyes are on disgruntled New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, who is expected to be traded before or on draft night. The Lakers have been considered the heavy favorites to land Davis since the Pelicans started listening to offers for him earlier this
CBS Sports
June 15

NBA free agency 2019: Derrick Favors could be a target for Lakers if Jazz don't bring him back, per report

The veteran big man could be on the move if his option isn't exercised
Yahoo Sports
June 15

Listen to That's A Rap #40: WE THE CHAMPS

The Toronto Raptors — yes, your Toronto Raptors — are NBA champions. That's not a typo or a pipe dream, it is a reality. While it may take a while to sink in, the party has already started in various Jurassic Parks around the world. This team that has as many lottery picks as my high school intramural
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June 15

Wizards reportedly aren't planning to trade Bradley Beal, eliminating a backup plan for Lakers

With the 2019 NBA Draft less than a week away, all eyes are on disgruntled New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, who is expected to be traded before or on draft night. The Lakers have been considered the heavy favorites to land Davis since the Pelicans started listening to offers for him earlier this
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June 15

NBA Draft 2019: Cam Reddish scouting report, strengths, weaknesses and player comparison

One of the most compelling players in this year's NBA Draft is Duke's Cam Reddish, whose unique situation playing alongside studs Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett pushed the talented scorer to play more of a support role. Before the past college basketball season, the debate over who would be the
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June 15
Knicks Exercise Allonzo Trier's Team Option For 2019-20 Season
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June 15
D'Angelo Russell 'Highly Unlikely' To Return To Nets If Team Signs Kyrie Irving
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June 15

New York Knicks have a case to swipe D'Angelo Russell from Nets

Kyrie Irving may not land with the New York Knicks, but they can swipe the crosstown rival's point guard instead. The New York Knicks have roster decisions to make over the next month, but their crosstown rivals, the Brooklyn Nets, have franchise-altering choices ahead after clearing enough cap space
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June 15

Report: If Brooklyn signs Kyrie Irving then D’Angelo Russell will leave

There are plenty of other teams interested in Russell if the Nets are moving on.
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June 15
56% Of Canadian Population Watched NBA Finals
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June 15

NBA 2019 draft prospect John Konchar: 'I am a 3-and-D guy'

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June 15

How Nick Nurse went from rookie NBA head coach to champion

Looking back on the moments that made Nick Nurse, the rookie head coach of the Toronto Raptors, an NBA champion.
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June 15

How Nick Nurse went from rookie NBA head coach to champion

Looking back on the moments that made Nick Nurse, the rookie head coach of the Toronto Raptors, an NBA champion.
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June 15

Golden State Warriors: 3 Impacts of losing the NBA Finals

The outcome of the 2019 NBA Finals is going to shake the NBA landscape. How will it impact the Golden State Warriors? The 2019 NBA Finals will go down as one of the most impactful NBA Finals of all-time. With countless storylines that are sure to affect the next season, the NBA is going to change forever
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June 15
Knicks Plan To Waive Lance Thomas
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June 15

Chris Boucher, 2x NBA Champ has a nice ring(s) to it

The former Oregon men's basketball star is now a two-time NBA World Champion
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June 15

Lakers Free Agency Rumors: Raptors 'Still Have Work To Do' To Re-Sign Kawhi Leonard

Heading into the 2018-19 NBA season, the Toronto Raptors traded DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard following his trade request. As Leonard did not list the Raptors as a potential trade destination, he was widely viewed as a one-year rental. Eight months later, Leonard
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June 15

Blazers Trade Musings: If Not Anthony Davis, Who?

Kevin Durant with a ruptured Achilles, out for the season. Klay Thompson, blown ACL, likely recovery 8-12 months. Kawhi Leonard, NBA champion, believed to be headed to Los Angeles. Anthony Davis, long rumored to be moved to Los Angeles. The Houston Rockets, many believe they will look very different
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June 15

How much did five Finals runs, fatigue factor into Durant, Thompson injuries?

Golden State played in 105 playoff games during five straight NBA Finals runs, which is more than an extra season of work.
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June 15
Bob Myers Says Warriors Will 'Do Everything' To Keep Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant
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June 15

Bob Myers Says Warriors Will 'Do Everything' To Keep Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant

Bob Myers said that the Golden State Warriors will do everything they can to retain Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant despite their injuries. "We value those guys at the highest level. I wouldn't be a very good GM if I didn't understand how valuable they are to our own team. It sometimes gets
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June 15

Kawhi Leonard is the ultimate winner — but we already knew that

GARY WASHBURN | SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES Kawhi Leonard is the ultimate winner — but we already knew that What we've learned about Kawhi Leonard personally over the past two weeks is not considerably more than what we knew before. While he is reluctant to talk, to market himself like many of today&
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June 15

UGA's Claxton has no regrets about leaving school early for NBA

Nicolas Claxton has no regrets about his decision to leave Georgia after two seasons in pursuit of the NBA. And that's after the grueling process of the scouting combine followed by crisscrossing the country for individual team workouts. His 12th workout was with the Hawks on Saturday in advance
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June 15

UGA's Claxton has no regrets about leaving school early for NBA

Nicolas Claxton has no regrets about his decision to leave Georgia after two seasons in pursuit of the NBA. And that's after the grueling process of the scouting combine followed by crisscrossing the country for individual team workouts. His 12th workout was with the Hawks on Saturday in advance
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June 15

UGA's Claxton has no regrets about leaving school early for NBA

Nicolas Claxton has no regrets about his decision to leave Georgia after two seasons in pursuit of the NBA. And that's after the grueling process of the scouting combine followed by crisscrossing the country for individual team workouts. His 12th workout was with the Hawks on Saturday in advance
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June 15

UGA's Claxton has no regrets about leaving school early for NBA

Nicolas Claxton has no regrets about his decision to leave Georgia after two seasons in pursuit of the NBA. And that's after the grueling process of the scouting combine followed by crisscrossing the country for individual team workouts. His 12th workout was with the Hawks on Saturday in advance
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June 15

Nick Nurse’s nomadic coaching path takes him to NBA title

Whenever Toronto coach Nick Nurse needed inspiration this season, he merely needed to look at his office wall.
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June 15

Four Guards The Miami Heat Should Target This Offseason

The Miami Heat fell just short of making it to the playoffs during Dwyane Wade's farewell tour. The problem Miami faces this offseason is having a ton of money tied up in players next season, including player options for Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside. After Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington were
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June 15

Suggesting this Raptors NBA title is somehow surprising is plain dumb

The Raptors' championship season wasn't even 24 hours old and already there were suggestions that this is one of the more surprising developments in NBA history. First instinct after seeing, first-hand, the work this team put in to this championship, is that even the suggestion of something like
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June 15

Four Guards The Miami Heat Should Target This Offseason

The Miami Heat fell just short of making it to the playoffs during Dwyane Wade's farewell tour. The problem Miami faces this offseason is having a ton of money tied up in players next season, including player options for Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside. After Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington were
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June 15

NBA Rumors: Celtics' Believe That Kyrie Irving Will Re-Sign Has 'Eroded'

Is your head spinning with too many Kyrie Irving rumors? Well, too bad. We've got another one! Since February, basically the entire basketball world has been convinced that Irving will leave the Boston Celtics in free agency. However, the Celtics' belief in their ability to re-sign the star point
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June 15
Lakers Open As 2019-20 NBA Title Favorites In Vegas Sportsbooks
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June 15

Ahead Of 2019 NBA Draft Bol Bol Receives Last Of Big Time Invites

Highly-touted big man Bol Bol has been identified as the final invitee to the league's prestigious NBA Draft green room. As reported by NBA insider Jonathan Givony, the 19-year-old Oregon freshman will be the 20th and final prospect that will be asked to be seated in front of the podium on draft
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June 15

Four Guards The Miami Heat Should Target This Offseason

The Miami Heat fell just short of making it to the playoffs during Dwyane Wade's farewell tour. The problem Miami faces this offseason is having a ton of money tied up in players next season, including player options for Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside. After Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington were
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June 15

Brad Rock: Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo in Utah Jazz uniforms? Yeah, it could have happened

SALT LAKE CITY — Marilyn Monroe knew too well the resentment that comes with accomplishment. “Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way,” she is credited with saying. “It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.” She must have
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June 14

Morant, Garland, White top list of point guards in NBA draft

Ja Morant, Darius Garland and Coby White make up a clear top tier of point guards in next week's NBA draft, though one has barely played in the past year.
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June 14

Examining the state of the Anthony Davis trade negotiations

Last week, I posited here that the Lakers were the last team standing in the race to trade for Anthony Davis. In the intervening days, nearly every report has confirmed that Los Angeles is in fact the leader in the clubhouse to acquire the soon-to-be former Pelican. And yet, here we stand, less than
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June 14

Drake Dropping 2 New Songs to Celebrate Toronto Raptors’ NBA Finals 2019 Victory

“Omertà” and the Rick Ross-featuring “Money in the Grave” will arrive tomorrow to celebrate the Raptors’ victory over the Warriors
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June 14

Klay Thompson sustains torn left ACL in Warriors' loss

Klay Thompson sustained a torn ACL in his left knee during Game 6 of the NBA Finals, more heartbreaking injury news for the Golden State Warriors after Kevin Durant ruptured his right Achilles tendon and had surgery. Thompson injured the knee late in the third quarter of Golden State's 114-110 loss
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June 14

Sources: Wizards preparing prolific offer to Ujiri

The Wizards are preparing to offer Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri a deal that could approach $10 million annually and give him the opportunity for ownership equity, league sources tell ESPN.
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June 14

Raptors' Leonard taking time to plot next move

Kawhi Leonard plans to decline a $21.3 million player option for the 2019-20 season, paving his way to free agency and possibly out of Toronto. The Raptors are preparing for Leonard to entertain all offers on the open market just one year after a trade brought him to Toronto. The deal paid off: the
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June 14

Raptors top Warriors for 1st title in team history

The Raptors defeated the Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to clinch their first championship in franchise history.
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June 14

Raptors get validation

From Masai Ujiri to Kawhi Leonard to Kyle Lowry and all the way down the roster
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June 14

NBA Finals 2019: Warriors should have no regrets after Raptors' series-clinching, potential dynasty-ending Game 6 win

What happens with the Warriors from here on out is anyone's guess but they succeeded in changing the NBA
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June 14

Ranking Jayson Tatum, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and other top 10 assets from potential Anthony Davis trade scenarios

As of this morning, the Anthony Davis sweepstakes is at a fever pitch. Toronto has just captured their first NBA championship by utilizing what many believe to be a “rental” player in Kawhi Leonard and we also watched in agony Golden State likely lose both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson for the coming
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June 14

Ranking Jayson Tatum, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and other top 10 assets from potential Anthony Davis trade scenarios

As of this morning, the Anthony Davis sweepstakes is at a fever pitch. Toronto has just captured their first NBA championship by utilizing what many believe to be a “rental” player in Kawhi Leonard and we also watched in agony Golden State likely lose both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson for the coming
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June 14

Klay's injury and free throw return sends Twitter into a frenzy

Klay Thompson headed to the locker room after suffering a scary knee injury in the third quarter, but not before making a heroic comeback to shoot his free throws in a bizarre turn of events at Oracle Arena.
NBA.com
June 14

Thompson leaves Game 6 with undisclosed knee injury

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson suffered an undisclosed knee injury late in the third quarter of Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals and will not return.
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June 14

Malcolm Brogdon and Joe Harris had historic NBA seasons

Now that the NBA season is over, it is a good time to reflect on