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Basketball Insiders - Tyronn Lue: Celtics Tougher to Defend than Golden State
Thursday, May 25
The Cleveland Cavaliers might be one win away from facing the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third straight season, but Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said his team’s current opponent in the Celtics is enough of a handful. “I don’t even think about them,” Lue said of the Warriors to a small […]
Yahoo Sports - Trust Colangelo: 76ers president holds reigns on Process
Thursday, May 25
Bryan Colangelo is not masking inferior basketball with a snappy nickname. The only banner he wants raised is one for the next Philadelphia 76ers' championship. The effort toward a title - OK, let's face it, anything near .500 - could get the breakthrough the organization needs with the No.
Yahoo Sports - Every NBA Team’s Worst Draft Pick
Thursday, May 25
There are plenty of bad draft picks in the history of the NBA. Here are every single NBA team's biggest draft day blunder.
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Greatest Upsets in NBA Playoff History
Thursday, May 25
Things don't always play out as expected in the National Basketball Association. And the 5 greatest upsets in NBA playoff history caused our jaws to drop.
Yahoo Sports - 7 Most Memorable Moments of Charles Barkley’s Broadcasting Career
Thursday, May 25
There have been many former players who have made their way to the broadcasting booth, but Charles Barkley has been truly unforgettable.
Yahoo Sports - The 10 Most Clutch NBA Players in the Game Right Now
Thursday, May 25
These NBA 10 players will see to it that this season is not without high drama. Clutch is why they play the game and why we, as fans, watch and celebrate.
Yahoo Sports - Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue: 'I don't even think about' Warriors
Thursday, May 25
BOSTON -- The Cleveland Cavaliers might be one win away from facing the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third straight season, but Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said his team's current opponent in the Celtics is enough of a handful. "I don't even think about them," Lue said
ESPN - More than 60 players keep name for draft
Thursday, May 25
More than 60 players keep name for draft
ESPN - Durant tops Curry as favorite for Finals MVP
Thursday, May 25
Durant tops Curry as favorite for Finals MVP
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James: 5 Moments When We Most Loved No. 23
Thursday, May 25
LeBron James may be the most popular athlete. Fans have an epic love-hate relationship with 'The King.' Here are some moments when LBJ was adored.
Yahoo Sports - 5 NBA Franchises Kobe Bryant Tortured the Most
Thursday, May 25
Kobe Bryant will leave a lasting impression on the NBA, but his memory will haunt these 5 franchises the most.
Yahoo Sports - 10 Reasons Why Kevin Durant Will Never Win an NBA Championship
Thursday, May 25
Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors to better his chances of winning NBA championships. But this may be easier said than done.
Yahoo Sports - Winners and losers now that the deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft has passed
Thursday, May 25
A look at which programs were hardest hit by draft declarations and which will begin next season in better-than-expected shape.
RealGM - Dunc'd On: Dennis Smith, Jr. Scouting Report, MIL Offseason Preview
Thursday, May 25
Dunc'd On: Dennis Smith, Jr. Scouting Report, MIL Offseason Preview
Yahoo Sports - Hamidou Diallo is bypassing 2017 NBA Draft to return to Kentucky, per report
Thursday, May 25
Diallo could have made the prep-to-pro jump. Hamidou Diallo is going back to Kentucky. The 18-year-old shooting guard prospect could have entered the 2017 NBA Draft, but decided to play college basketball next season for for John Calipari’s Wildcats, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Yahoo Sports - NBA draft deadline shapes next season in college hoops
Thursday, May 25
College basketball's version of decision day could go a long way toward shaping how the next season will play out. Teams that have players remain in the NBA draft will have huge holes to fill, while teams with players who withdrew from the draft can breathe a sigh of relief. Defending national
Yahoo Sports - 6 NBA Players Who Stayed in School Too Long
Thursday, May 25
Players often try to enter the NBA a little too early. However, these 6 players stayed in school a little too long. You just can't win.
Yahoo Sports - Cavs' Lue: Celtics without Isaiah Thomas harder to game plan for than Warriors
Thursday, May 25
After thoroughly destroying the Celtics in the first two games in Boston, including winning Game 2 by an incredible 44 points, everyone expected the two games in Cleveland to be cakewalks, especially with the Celtics missing Isaiah Thomas.  Instead, the Celtics stole Game 3 on a last-second 3-pointer
CBS Sports - Why Scottie Pippen says there's no comparing LeBron James and Michael Jordan
Thursday, May 25
The Bulls great doesn't think Jordan/LeBron comparisons are fair because their roles are so different
Yahoo Sports - Cleveland Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue: Boston Celtics 'harder to defend' than Golden State Warriors
Thursday, May 25
The Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from another NBA Finals showdown with the Golden State Warriors, but coach Tyronn Lue isn't ready to look ahead. In fact, Lue has his hands full trying to game plan for the new-look Boston Celtics. Lue told reporters Wednesday that since the Celtics lost All-Star
Yahoo Sports - Report: Bucks interested in Cavaliers GM David Griffin
Thursday, May 25
Will Cleveland let Griffin get away?
Yahoo Sports - Cleveland Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue: Boston Celtics 'harder to defend' than Golden State Warriors
Thursday, May 25
The Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from another NBA Finals showdown with the Golden State Warriors, but coach Tyronn Lue isn't ready to look ahead. In fact, Lue has his hands full trying to game plan for the new-look Boston Celtics. Lue told reporters Wednesday that since the Celtics lost All-Star
NBA.com - Cleveland Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue: Boston Celtics 'harder to defend' than Golden State Warriors
Thursday, May 25
The Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from another NBA Finals showdown with the Golden State Warriors, but coach Tyronn Lue isn't ready to look ahead.
Yahoo Sports - Charlotte to host NBA All-Star game in 2019
Thursday, May 25
The NBA is returning the All-Star game to Charlotte in 2019 after the repeal of North Carolina's controversial law restricting the rights of LGBT people.
Yahoo Sports - Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue: Celtics’ sets harder to defend than Warriors’
Thursday, May 25
Why would Lue say this?
FOX Sports - Fever overcomes 14-point deficit to beat Sparks 93-90 (May 24, 2017)
Thursday, May 25
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Marissa Coleman made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points, Candice Dupree added 18 points and the Indiana Fever overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to beat the Los Angeles Sparks 93-90 on Wednesday night.
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James’ 5 Best Teammates of All Time
Thursday, May 25
These 5 teammates are the best to ever play with LeBron James; they all believed in LeBron’s mantra of making the right play through every possession.
Yahoo Sports - NBA playoffs 2017: Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue says Celtics more difficult to defend than Warriors
Thursday, May 25
Did Tyronn Lue throw some shade at the Warriors? The Cavaliers coach made a shocking statement Wednesday, saying the Celtics were tougher to defend than the Warriors. "I don't even think about (the Warriors,)" Lue told reporters, via ESPN.com. "We're just focused on Boston. The
Yahoo Sports - John Wall to Draymond Green: 'welcome ugly lol'
Thursday, May 25
There are no NBA playoff games on Wednesday, but there are some entertaining things happening in the Instagram comments of NBA players. After Jimmy Butler and DeAndre Jordan had a funny back-and-forth about Butler's hair, John Wall dropped into Draymond Green's comments to call him ugly. Wall
CBS Sports - JaVale McGee agrees to pay $26K in lawsuit involving his unauthorized cat
Thursday, May 25
The lawsuit stems from McGee's time in Dallas
FOX Sports - Cavaliers look to finish off Celtics (May 25, 2017)
Thursday, May 25
BOSTON -- Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, whose Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from an NBA Final rematch with the Golden State Warriors, said Wednesday coaching against the Boston Celtics without Isaiah Thomas has presented a whole different set of obstacles.
Yahoo Sports - Cavaliers look to finish off Celtics
Thursday, May 25
Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, whose Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from an NBA Final rematch with the Golden State Warriors, said Wednesday coaching against the Boston Celtics without Isaiah Thomas has presented a whole different set of obstacles. Obstacles different even than the Warriors, who
Yahoo Sports - 10 NBA Players Whose Careers Ended Way Too Soon
Thursday, May 25
The Lakers thought Steve Nash had three good years left when they acquired him in 2012. He didn't. Here are 10 NBA players whose careers ended too soon.
Yahoo Sports - NBA Draft 2017: First-round picks still fighting for position in latest prospect rankings
Thursday, May 25
With NBA Draft day on June 22 quickly approaching, members of the talented 2017 draft class have limited opportunities left to prove they are worth a first-round selection.  While top players like Markelle Fultz, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson and Lonzo Ball are likely locks for top-five picks in some order
Yahoo Sports - Michigan’s D.J. Wilson staying in NBA draft
Thursday, May 25
Moe Wagner returning to Wolverines
CBS Sports - Report: With John Hammond gone to Orlando, Bucks open up search for new GM
Thursday, May 25
Hammond had served as Bucks GM since 2008
Basketball Insiders - Game 5 Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics
Thursday, May 25
Buddy Grizzard breaks down the Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the Cavaliers and Celtics, and picks Game 5.
Sports Illustrated - Report: Hamidou Diallo returning to Kentucky next season
Thursday, May 25
Hamidou Diallo has yet to play a college game.
NBA.com - Cleveland Cavaliers remain humble with chance to closeout Boston Celtics in Game 5
Wednesday, May 24
BOSTON -- It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the NBA playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason.
Yahoo Sports - NBA Notes: Cavs staying humble with chance to close out Celtics
Wednesday, May 24
It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the NBA playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason. After cruising to a 2-0 Eastern Conference finals lead over Boston, the Cavs were humbled at home in a Game 3 loss, and needed
CBS Sports - Cavaliers-Celtics: Boston rookie Jaylen Brown questionable for Game 5 with hip pointer
Wednesday, May 24
Brown has played crucial minutes for Boston guarding LeBron James in the Eastern Conference finals.
ESPN - Lue: Celtics tougher to defend than Warriors
Wednesday, May 24
Lue: Celtics tougher to defend than Warriors
Yahoo Sports - Report: Bucks to promote Zanik to interim GM
Wednesday, May 24
Otto Kitsinger / National Basketball Association / Getty The Milwaukee Bucks will promote assistant general manager Justin Zanik to the role of interim GM as their search for a permanent GM continues, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Bucks general manager John Hammond took a job with the Orlando
Yahoo Sports - With Kyrie Irving as LeBron James' second, Cavs could be first
Wednesday, May 24
CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving has accomplished more in his six years in the league than most NBA players ever will. His three-pointer in last year's Game 7 was one of the iconic shots in NBA history. It helped snap Cleveland's 52-year title drought. A former No. 1 overall pick, Irving also has an
FOX Sports - Report: Hamidou Diallo returning to Kentucky next season
Wednesday, May 24
Hamidou Diallo has yet to play a college game.
FOX Sports - Swanigan headed to NBA, but Edwards returning to Purdue
Wednesday, May 24
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Big Ten player of the year Caleb Swanigan has decided to stay in this year's NBA draft.
Yahoo Sports - Kyrie in the clutch poses a threat to rest of NBA
Wednesday, May 24
Rachel Nichols points out how Kyrie Irving has the talent to come through in the most crucial of situations.
ESPN - Celtics' Brown questionable with hip injury
Wednesday, May 24
Celtics' Brown questionable with hip injury
CBS Sports - Cavs' Lue: Celtics without Isaiah Thomas harder to game plan for than Warriors
Wednesday, May 24
The Cavs have had a much tougher time in the two games the Celtics have been without Isaiah Thomas
NBA.com - Former New York Knicks exec, Golden State Warriors PR man Hal Childs dies at 84
Wednesday, May 24
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) -- Hal Childs, a former assistant general manager for the New York Knicks and public relations director for the Golden State Warriors and Seattle Mariners, has died of complications from heart disease. He was 84.
Sports Illustrated - NBA Draft 2017: Underclassmen who entered and will remain in the draft
Wednesday, May 24
The biggest names who have decided to remain in the NBA draft.
NBA.com - Top NBA Finals moments
Wednesday, May 24
Countless memorable moments have taken place on the NBA's grandest stage and after much discussion, we present some of the top moments in Finals history.
CBS Sports - NBA Draft prospect Frank Jackson has foot surgery, eyeing return for training camp
Wednesday, May 24
Jackson left Duke after one season and signed with an agent, forfeiting his option to return to school.
ESPN - Where do the legends check in among #NBArank's most memorable images?
Wednesday, May 24
Where do the legends check in among #NBArank's most memorable images?
NBA.com - Former New York Knicks executive Hal Childs dies
Wednesday, May 24
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) -- Hal Childs, a former assistant general manager for the New York Knicks and public relations director for the Golden State Warriors and Seattle Mariners, has died of complications from heart disease. He was 84.
Yahoo Sports - Purdue's ceiling gets lower now that Caleb Swanigan is staying in the NBA draft
Wednesday, May 24
Hours before the deadline, Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan finally decided whether to remain in the NBA draft. When Caleb Swanigan selected a college destination two years ago, the McDonald’s All-American forward dragged out the process into late May before finally picking Purdue over Cal and Michigan State
FOX Sports - Former Knicks exec, Mariners PR man Childs dies at age 84
Wednesday, May 24
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) Hal Childs, a former assistant general manager for the New York Knicks and public relations director for the Golden State Warriors and Seattle Mariners, has died of complications from heart disease. He was 84.
Yahoo Sports - NBA Says 2019 All-Star Game Will Be In N.C. After Partial 'Bathroom Bill' Repeal
Wednesday, May 24
The NBA has announced that Charlotte, N.C., will host the 2019 All-Star Game, after the state partially repealed its controversial law that limited civil rights protections for LGBT people. The professional basketball league moved last year's All-Star game from Charlotte, where it was originally
FOX Sports - Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5
Wednesday, May 24
BOSTON (AP) It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the NBA playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason.
FOX Sports - NBA Draft 2017: Underclassmen who entered and will remain in the draft
Wednesday, May 24
The biggest names who have decided to remain in the NBA draft.
FOX Sports - Tyronn Lue says Isaiah Thomas-less Celtics harder to plan for than the Warriors
Wednesday, May 24
Wait, what?
FOX Sports - Is Steve Kerr overrated or is Mike Brown underrated? | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF
Wednesday, May 24
Stephen Jackson and Chris Broussard joined Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock to discuss Mike Brown, Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors.
FOX Sports - NBA Draft 2017: Players who have decided to return to college
Wednesday, May 24
The biggest names who have decided to return to college instead of staying the the NBA draft.
Yahoo Sports - NBA free agency rumors: Timberwolves interested in signing Derrick Rose
Wednesday, May 24
The current NBA season isn't even over yet, but rumors regarding free agency are already starting to swirl. Derrick Rose will become a free agent for the first time in his career this offseason after spending his first eight seasons with the Bulls and Knicks. According to ESPN.com, the Timberwolves
Basketball Insiders - NBA PM: A New Direction for the Orlando Magic
Wednesday, May 24
As the new President of Basketball Operations, Jeff Weltman is looking to turn things around in Orlando.
RealGM - Chris Bosh, Heat, NBPA Reach Resolution
Wednesday, May 24
Chris Bosh, Heat, NBPA Reach Resolution
CBS Sports - Ex-Lakers coach Byron Scott felt 'betrayed, deceived' by Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak
Wednesday, May 24
Scott was expecting the team to pick up his option instead of firing him after last season
Sports Illustrated - The Warriors, the 2000–01 Lakers, and two dominant playoff runs
Wednesday, May 24
A look at two of the most dominant playoff runs ever.
Yahoo Sports - Where Wilt, MJ, Kobe check in among #NBArank's most memorable images
Wednesday, May 24
J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com senior writer since 2007 Around The Horn panelist Formerly at Los Angeles Times Follow on Twitter The best NBA photographs can turn a fraction of a second into an eternal memory. They manage to summarize players, personalities, careers and eras. There is
NBA.com - Report: Milwaukee Bucks opening up GM search after John Hammond exit
Wednesday, May 24
Boasting a budding star and an impressive roster of young talent, the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager to lead them into contention in the Eastern Conference.
Yahoo Sports - Frank Jackson undergoes foot surgery, expects July return
Wednesday, May 24
The expected recovery process leaves open the possibility that Jackson could be playing again by the NBA summer league in early July.
CBS Sports - NBA Free Agency Rumors 2017: Chris Paul and Spurs reportedly have mutual interest
Wednesday, May 24
The 32-year-old Paul may elect to chase a ring paired next to Kawhi Leonard in San Antonio
Yahoo Sports - Chris Bosh Free Agency: Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets Lead Teams That Could Sign Miami Heat Star
Wednesday, May 24
Add Chris Bosh to the star-studded list of players that could test free agency in the 2017 NBA offseason. The two-time champion and the Miami Heat have reportedly reached an agreement, allowing Bosh to sign with another team. Bosh didn't play at all in the 2016-2017 season because of blood clot issues
Yahoo Sports - Could Chris Paul chase a ring with Spurs?
Wednesday, May 24
The Vertical’s Chris Mannix and Bobby Marks discuss the offseason of the Spurs and if there is cap room to make a big splash at point guard.
Yahoo Sports - CLE Public Library engages in bookish social media trash talk with libraries in NBA rival cities
Wednesday, May 24
CLEVELAND - Librarians got game. Staff members at the Cleveland Public Library have gotten into the NBA playoffs in a big way, using books and social media to engage in smack talk with colleagues in rival cities.  They call it "Book Spine Poetry." BOSTON  The Boston librarians got their revenge
Sports Illustrated - With Charlotte’s All-Star Weekend Win, NBA Endorses Sham HB2 Repeal
Wednesday, May 24
The NBA's decision to move All-Star Weekend to Charlotte in 2019 serves as an indirect endorsement of North Carolina's sham HB2 repeal. 
Yahoo Sports - Atlanta Hawks finalizing deal to make Travis Schlenk new general manager
Wednesday, May 24
The Atlanta Hawks are finalizing a deal to make Golden State Warriors vice president of basketball operations Travis Schlenk their new general manager, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. Schlenk spent the past 13 seasons with the Warriors, the last eight in a front
Yahoo Sports - Atlanta Hawks finalizing deal to make Travis Schlenk new general manager
Wednesday, May 24
The Atlanta Hawks are finalizing a deal to make Golden State Warriors vice president of basketball operations Travis Schlenk their new general manager, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. Schlenk spent the past 13 seasons with the Warriors, the last eight in a front
Yahoo Sports - NBA free agency 2017: Wizards' contract conundrum with Otto Porter speaks to larger NBA issue
Wednesday, May 24
Otto Porter was sitting on a stanchion by the sideline at TD Garden in Boston a little more than a month ago, reflecting on the kind of year it had been, easily the best of his career. “I put in a lot of work, I just wanted to get better and better at the things I could do to help this team win,” he
RealGM - De'Aaron Fox: I Feel Like I'm The Best Player In This Draft
Wednesday, May 24
De'Aaron Fox: I Feel Like I'm The Best Player In This Draft
ESPN - Jefferson: LeBron was sick in Game 3 loss
Wednesday, May 24
Jefferson: LeBron was sick in Game 3 loss
ESPN - Sources: Bosh, Heat to part after resolution
Wednesday, May 24
Sources: Bosh, Heat to part after resolution
Yahoo Sports - Rumor: “Rumblings” Chris Paul has interest in San Antonio Spurs
Wednesday, May 24
He just got the CBA changed so the Clippers can give him a five-year deal, he's going to walk away from that now?
RealGM - Chris Paul, Spurs Believed To Have Mutual Interest
Wednesday, May 24
Chris Paul, Spurs Believed To Have Mutual Interest
RealGM - Wolves Interested In Signing Derrick Rose
Wednesday, May 24
Wolves Interested In Signing Derrick Rose
RealGM - Bucks To Open GM Search Beyond Justin Zanik
Wednesday, May 24
Bucks To Open GM Search Beyond Justin Zanik
RealGM - Isaiah Thomas Still Consulting Specialists Before Deciding On Hip Surgery
Wednesday, May 24
Isaiah Thomas Still Consulting Specialists Before Deciding On Hip Surgery
RealGM - Josh McRoberts Exercises $6M Player Option With Heat
Wednesday, May 24
Josh McRoberts Exercises $6M Player Option With Heat
RealGM - Keeping Frank Vogel Was Non-Negotiable For Magic
Wednesday, May 24
Keeping Frank Vogel Was Non-Negotiable For Magic
RealGM - Kyrie Irving: I Knew How Much My Team Needed Me
Wednesday, May 24
Kyrie Irving: I Knew How Much My Team Needed Me
Basketball Insiders - 2017 NBA Consensus Mock Draft – Ver 4.0
Wednesday, May 24
Each week, four of Basketball Insiders' experts take a look at the draft class and weigh in on what they are seeing and hearing in the march up to the 2017 NBA Draft.
Yahoo Sports - Jeff Weltman says Magic front-office position a 'dream job'
Wednesday, May 24
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Weltman was perfectly content as the general manager of the Toronto Raptors two weeks ago. He was working alongside someone he considers a close friend, the ownership was first rate and his family was enjoying life in Toronto. A call from Orlando Magic president Alex Martins
Sports Illustrated - The Curse Of LeBron James: It All Looks So Easy
Wednesday, May 24
LeBron James might have logged the quietest 34-point outing in NBA playoff history in Game 4.
NBA.com - Charlotte to host NBA All-Star 2019
Wednesday, May 24
NEW YORK -- The National Basketball Association announced today that Charlotte will host NBA All-Star 2019. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will take place at Spectrum Center, home of the Hornets, on Sunday, February 17, 2019.
Yahoo Sports - Shaq, Charles Barkley engage in substantive debate over who's a fat bum
Wednesday, May 24
TNT's post-Game 4 broadcast included threats of thrown chicken wings, accusations of coattail riding and analysis of fat bumminess.
RealGM - Travis Schlenk, Hawks Discussing Contract To Become GM
Wednesday, May 24
Travis Schlenk, Hawks Discussing Contract To Become GM
RealGM - 2019 NBA All-Star Game To Be Played In Charlotte
Wednesday, May 24
2019 NBA All-Star Game To Be Played In Charlotte
Sports Illustrated - Richard Jefferson: LeBron's Game 3 performance due to illness
Wednesday, May 24
Why was LeBron off in Game 3? According to Richard Jefferson, it was because he had an illness. 
Yahoo Sports - Short takes: On Manu Ginobili and the NBA's second-best player (it's not who you think)
Wednesday, May 24
Some of sports' sweetest moments are when a team and a town come together. The Antonio Spurs and San Antonio came together Monday night. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich started Manu Ginobili against Golden State. Ginobili, who might have played the final game of his exceptional 15-year career, was
Sports Illustrated - Most consecutive NBA playoff wins
Wednesday, May 24
Which teams have the record for most consecutive NBA playoff wins?
Sports Illustrated - NBA Off-Season Preview: Should The Pacers Trade Paul George?
Wednesday, May 24
Should the Pacers trade Paul George or should they try and convince their franchise star to stay?
Yahoo Sports - North Carolina freshman Tony Bradley to remain in draft
Wednesday, May 24
Bradley, a 6-foot-11 center/forward, participated in the NBA draft combine in Chicago.
Basketball Insiders - NBA AM: Hawks Dilemma, To Rebuild Or Reload
Wednesday, May 24
The Atlanta Hawks have an important decision to make – to either rebuild or reload.
Sports Illustrated - NBA Mock Draft 4.0: Fultz, Ball, And Then What?
Wednesday, May 24
With the deepest pool of talent in years, the 2017 NBA draft is loaded with potential All-Stars in the lottery. Here's our latest projections for the first round.
NBA.com - Shootaround (May 24) -- Kyrie Irving showcases his star power in Game 4 win
Wednesday, May 24
Irving shows he's ready for spotlight with Game 4 performance -- One need only remember Kyrie Irving's championship-clinching 3-pointer in Game 7 of The 2016 Finals to know he's no stranger to big performance on a big stage. Irving showed that mettle once again last night, as the Cleveland Cavaliers climbed from a halftime deficit and some LeBron James foul trouble to top the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the East finals. As Shams Charania of The Vertical reports, Irving has gone from a sidekick to a superstar in a very short window of time:
Yahoo Sports - Utah Utes forward Kyle Kuzma reportedly rising up draft boards
Wednesday, May 24
Kyle Kuzma wasn't sure how things would play out when he announced plans in late March to test the NBA draft.
Sports Illustrated - 2017 NBA Draft Sleepers: Best Of The Bigs
Wednesday, May 24
Now that we're closer to the NBA draft, it's time to widen our scope and identify potential sleepers in the draft. 
Basketball Insiders - Maryland’s Justin Jackson Still Undecided on Draft
Wednesday, May 24
Maryland freshman forward Justin Jackson said Tuesday afternoon that he would meet with his family to discuss whether he will return to College Park for his sophomore season or remain in the June 22 NBA draft. The deadline for underclassmen to pull out of the draft is Wednesday evening. Jackson, an Ontario, Canada native who […]
Basketball Insiders - Josh McRoberts Picks Up Contract Option
Wednesday, May 24
Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts will opt-in for the final $6 million year of his current contract with the team, his agent has said. It will give him McRoberts fourth year with the Heat after signing a $22 million deal in the 2014 offseason, when LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers in free agency. […]
Basketball Insiders - Mutual Interest Between Chris Paul, Spurs?
Wednesday, May 24
During an interview with ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz on his podcast on Tuesday, colleague Zach Lowe said he thinks there is legitimacy behind the speculation that Paul will go to the San Antonio Spurs next season. “There’s been a lot of rumblings about Chris Paul, and I think that’s real,” Lowe says. “I think there’s mutual […]
Basketball Insiders - Chris Bosh, HEAT, Moving Toward Contract Resolution
Wednesday, May 24
The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh are moving close to resolution that will allow the team to shed Bosh’s salary from its salary cap without concern of that figure returning to its cap, parties familiar with the proceedings confirmed to the Sun Sentinel. Bosh was sidelined this past season when he failed a preseason physical, […]
Basketball Insiders - Sources: Knicks Interested in P.J. Tucker?
Wednesday, May 24
The club has preliminary interest in veteran free agent P.J. Tucker, per league sources. Jeff Hornacek coached Tucker in Phoenix and praised him last season as a strong locker-room leader and intense defender. Tucker shot 35.7 percent from beyond the arc last season, including a 40 percent clip after being traded to the Toronto Raptors. […]
Basketball Insiders - Pau Gasol on Warriors: ‘They’re in a groove’
Wednesday, May 24
Pau Gasol has faced many Golden State teams throughout his career. This, he says, is easily their most efficient group. “They’re in a groove,” Gasol said. “They know what it takes to win and obviously they’ve been champions, they’ve established records that have never been set before and they’re on a path to get another […]
Basketball Insiders - Clippers Marreese Speights Opts Out of Contract
Wednesday, May 24
ASM client @Mospeights16 has officially opted out of his contract with the @LAClippers Source: ASM Sports on Twitter
Basketball Insiders - Spurs’ Manu Ginobili Still Undecided on Retirement
Wednesday, May 24
“I do feel like I can still play,” (Manu) Ginobili said. “But that’s not what is going to make me retire or not. It’s about how I feel — if I want to go through all that again. It felt like they wanted me to retire, like they were giving me sort of a celebration […]
Yahoo Sports - Manchester Attack: North American Sports Leagues Urge Vigilance
Wednesday, May 24
North America's major sports leagues have strict safety procedures at their arenas but have urged fans attending games to be vigilant following Monday's suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England, officials said on Tuesday. The attack, which killed 22 people, has raised concerns
ESPN - How Irving dominated Game 4
Wednesday, May 24
How Irving dominated Game 4
ESPN - Without Isaiah Thomas, Celtics crumble as Cavaliers' stars step up
Wednesday, May 24
Without Isaiah Thomas, Celtics crumble as Cavaliers' stars step up
Yahoo Sports - Why is Dallas Not an Attractive Landing Zone for Free Agents?
Wednesday, May 24
The Dallas Mavericks will draft a top talent this year in the NBA Draft, but they strike out bringing A/B-List free agents to the team. Can this be the year they bring big talent to Big D? Pop quiz: What do DeAndre Jordan, Hassan Whiteside and Dwight Howard all have in common? All of them were once big
Yahoo Sports - 8 breakout stars of the NBA Playoffs
Wednesday, May 24
May 3, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) dunks in the third quarter against the Toronto Raptors in game two of the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.  David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The NBA's regular season can drag and lose the
Yahoo Sports - Williams Returning for Senior Season
Wednesday, May 24
May 24, 2017 NBA Draft without hiring an agent. By not signing with an agent, Williams retained his collegiate eligibility to keep the option to return to Gonzaga in 2017-18. A key player in last season's run to the national championship game, he will be a focal point on the 2017-18 team. Williams
RealGM - Dunc'd On: BOS/CLE Game 4, News, Markelle Fultz Scouting Report
Wednesday, May 24
Dunc'd On: BOS/CLE Game 4, News, Markelle Fultz Scouting Report
ESPN - NBA, NFL and college football players take to Twitter to praise Kyrie Irving's Game 4 performance
Wednesday, May 24
NBA, NFL and college football players take to Twitter to praise Kyrie Irving's Game 4 performance
Sports Illustrated - Kyrie Irving's Game 4 Heroics Showcase His Value To Cavaliers
Wednesday, May 24
With LeBron James playing most of Game 4 in foul trouble, the Cavaliers received a much needed boost from Kyrie Irving who scored a playoff career high 42 points to down the Celtics. 
Sports Illustrated - Watch: Charles Barkley tells Shaq that he rode Kobe Bryant's coattails
Wednesday, May 24
Charles Barkley let Shaquille O'Neal know that he rode Kobe Bryant's coattails. 
Sports Illustrated - Watch: Kyrie Irving scores 21 points in third quarter vs. Celtics, ties Cavs record
Wednesday, May 24
Kyrie Irving caught fire in the third quarter of Game 4.
NBA.com - Kelly Olynyk will start in place of injured Amir Johnson in Game 4 for Boston Celtics
Tuesday, May 23
The Boston Celtics will start forward Kelly Olynyk in Game 4 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals.
NBA.com - Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas visits specialist, surgery undecided
Tuesday, May 23
CLEVELAND -- Boston Celtics star guard Isaiah Thomas has visited one hip specialist and plans to see others.
Sports Illustrated - J.R. Smith's daughter, Dakota, born five months premature, went home today
Tuesday, May 23
J.R. Smith's daughter, who was born five months premature, finally goes home.
Sports Illustrated - Report: Heat, Chris Bosh to part ways after contract resolution
Tuesday, May 23
Chris Bosh could be one step closer to a comeback.
Basketball Insiders - NBA PM: Knicks Still Chasing Ricky Rubio
Tuesday, May 23
With the Knicks still reportedly interested in Ricky Rubio, they may be tipping their draft plans.
RealGM - Magic Hire John Hammond As GM
Tuesday, May 23
Magic Hire John Hammond As GM
Sports Illustrated - How to watch Celtics vs. Cavs Game 4: Live stream, TV
Tuesday, May 23
How to watch Cavs vs. Celtics.
Basketball Insiders - Sources: Bucks’ John Hammond to Become Magic GM
Tuesday, May 23
Milwaukee GM John Hammond has agreed to a five-year deal to become Orlando’s GM, sources tell The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Hammond will work under president Jeff Weltman. Milwaukee’s ownership agreed to let Hammond make the move, which should clear the way for GM-in-waiting Justin Zanik to be promoted to GM. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) May […]
RealGM - Joe Lacob Hopes Warriors Resolve 'Unfinished Business' Against Cavs
Tuesday, May 23
Joe Lacob Hopes Warriors Resolve 'Unfinished Business' Against Cavs
RealGM - John Hammond Could Join Weltman's Front Office With Magic
Tuesday, May 23
John Hammond Could Join Weltman's Front Office With Magic
RealGM - Heat Close To Resolution With Chris Bosh For Cap Relief
Tuesday, May 23
Heat Close To Resolution With Chris Bosh For Cap Relief
Sports Illustrated - The Marcus Smart Brand Is Mayhem
Tuesday, May 23
Marcus Smart causes mayhem on the basketball court, but he now has a chance to prove that he can do more on the NBA's biggest stage. 
Basketball Insiders - Antonio Blakeney Willing To Do Whatever It Takes
Tuesday, May 23
Former LSU star Antonio Blakeney plans to stick in the NBA at all costs, writes Dennis Chambers.
RealGM - Knicks Hope To Revisit Ricky Rubio Trade Talks With Wolves
Tuesday, May 23
Knicks Hope To Revisit Ricky Rubio Trade Talks With Wolves
RealGM - Mike Brown Encouraging Steve Kerr To Play More 'Mismatch Basketball'
Tuesday, May 23
Mike Brown Encouraging Steve Kerr To Play More 'Mismatch Basketball'
RealGM - Knicks Interested In P.J. Tucker, Dante Cunningham
Tuesday, May 23
Knicks Interested In P.J. Tucker, Dante Cunningham
RealGM - Manu Ginobili Undecided About Retirement
Tuesday, May 23
Manu Ginobili Undecided About Retirement
RealGM - Steve Kerr Unsure If He'll Coach Finals
Tuesday, May 23
Steve Kerr Unsure If He'll Coach Finals
Basketball Insiders - NBA AM: 60-Pick 2017 Mock Draft 5/23/17
Tuesday, May 23
With the 2017 NBA Draft just a month away, here is another look at the entire draft field.
Sports Illustrated - NBA Off-Season Preview: Spurs Playing The Long Game
Tuesday, May 23
The Spurs are likely to stand pat this summer, but they could make some big moves in the summer of 2018. 
Sports Illustrated - Manu Ginobili Gets Bittersweet Send-Off, But Is This Actually Goodbye?
Tuesday, May 23
It's tough to imagine the NBA without Manu Ginobili. Monday night's game may have been the final showing of his illustrious career.
Sports Illustrated - The Warriors' 3-1 Revenge Tour Reaches The NBA Finals
Tuesday, May 23
The Warriors may get the last laugh after being the butt of 3–1 jokes for the past 11 months.
RealGM - Dunc'd On: Manu Memories, GSW To Finals, SAS, POR Offseason Previews
Tuesday, May 23
Dunc'd On: Manu Memories, GSW To Finals, SAS, POR Offseason Previews
Basketball Insiders - Celtics’ Amir Johnson Questionable for Game 4
Tuesday, May 23
Boston Celtics big man Amir Johnson did not participate in Monday’s practice and is questionable for Tuesday’s Game 4 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Johnson suffered a right shoulder strain in Sunday’s Game 3 victory after getting tangled with Tristan Thompson while chasing a rebound in the opening minutes of the first quarter. Source: Chris Forsberg […]
Basketball Insiders - Kawhi Leonard Misses Third Straight, Warriors Advance
Tuesday, May 23
The San Antonio Spurs were without forward Kawhi Leonard for Monday night’s Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, a 129-115 loss that eliminated the Spurs from the postseason. It was the Spurs’ third straight game without the MVP finalist due to a left ankle injury. Source: ESPN
Basketball Insiders - J.R. Smith Expects LeBron to Better in Game 4
Tuesday, May 23
A day after LeBron James disappeared in the second half of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 111-108 Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, J.R. Smith said the Cavs need their star to be more aggressive than he showed Sunday. “He’s got to be aggressive, get downhill, play like he’s been playing, […]
Basketball Insiders - Report: Magic hire Jeff Weltman as President
Tuesday, May 23
The Orlando Magic have hired Toronto Raptors general manager Jeff Weltman as the franchise’s president of basketball operations, league sources told The Vertical.Weltman met with Orlando CEO Alex Martins and ownership on Monday, finalizing a five-year deal, league sources said. Orlando officials had been intrigued with Cleveland GM David Griffin, but moved steadily toward Weltman […]
Basketball Insiders - PODCAST: Isaiah Thomas’ Celtics Future and NBA Draft Talk
Tuesday, May 23
Basketball Insiders host Michael Scotto discusses the future of the Boston Celtics and looming free agent decision on Isaiah Thomas. Will they keep the No. 1 pick and draft Markelle Fultz? Or, trade it as part of a package for Bulls star Jimmy Butler? Will Boston keep both Thomas and Fultz heading into next season? […]
Basketball Insiders - Game 4 Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Tuesday, May 23
Can an emotional win power the Celtics to a tie headed back to Boston, or will LeBron James and the Cavaliers have a response in Game 4? Spencer Davies explores.
RealGM - John Hammond Interviewed For Magic Job
Monday, May 22
John Hammond Interviewed For Magic Job
RealGM - Magic Will Keep Matt Lloyd In Weltman's Front Office
Monday, May 22
Magic Will Keep Matt Lloyd In Weltman's Front Office
RealGM - Kawhi Leonard Ruled Out For Game 4
Monday, May 22
Kawhi Leonard Ruled Out For Game 4
RealGM - Jeff Weltman Agrees To Become President Of Basketball Ops For Magic
Monday, May 22
Jeff Weltman Agrees To Become President Of Basketball Ops For Magic
Basketball Insiders - NBA PM: Celtics Showed Resilience in Game 3
Monday, May 22
The Boston Celtics showed grit in stepping up and beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3
Basketball Insiders - NBA Draft Lottery Should Never Reward Losing
Monday, May 22
The NBA needs a comprehensive strategy to remove all incentive for teams to lose games, writes Buddy Grizzard.
RealGM - Chauncey Billups To Interview For Hawks' GM Job
Monday, May 22
Chauncey Billups To Interview For Hawks' GM Job
RealGM - Paul Millsap Opts Out Of $21.4M Contract With Hawks
Monday, May 22
Paul Millsap Opts Out Of $21.4M Contract With Hawks
RealGM - Kevin Durant: I Made The 100 Percent Correct Decision Signing With Warriors
Monday, May 22
Kevin Durant: I Made The 100 Percent Correct Decision Signing With Warriors
ESPN - Favorite restaurants around league
Saturday, May 20
Favorite restaurants around league
ESPN - Pelton mail: What could 76ers get by trading down in the draft?
Friday, May 19
Pelton mail: What could 76ers get by trading down in the draft?