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ESPN - Center Speights declines option with Clippers
Tuesday, May 23
Center Speights declines option with Clippers
Yahoo Sports - Report: Knicks interested in Tucker, Cunningham, Simmons
Tuesday, May 23
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images The New York Knicks are terrible on both sides of the ball, so it only makes sense that they're in the market for players who can contribute on offense and defense. Specifically, the Knicks are showing interest in free agent 3-and-D wings P.J. Tucker
Yahoo Sports - The 5 NBA Teams With the Most Loyal Fan Bases
Tuesday, May 23
Is it possible to objectively determine the loyalty of an NBA team's fan base? It may very well be. Here are the 5 teams that get the most love.
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Best NBA Players From the One-and-Done Era
Tuesday, May 23
People complained about the one-and-done era, and now they have the same reservations with the current system, but many NBA stars came up through it.
CBS Sports - Projected NBA Draft lottery pick Josh Jackson to take anger management courses
Tuesday, May 23
Jackson must also apologize as part of a diversion agreement that stemmed from a confrontation with a KU women's basketball player
RealGM - Joe Lacob Hopes Warriors Resolve 'Unfinished Business' Against Cavs
Tuesday, May 23
Joe Lacob Hopes Warriors Resolve 'Unfinished Business' Against Cavs
FOX Sports - Zach Smith returning to Texas Tech instead of NBA draft
Tuesday, May 23
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Zach Smith is staying at Texas Tech for his senior season after initially entering his name into the NBA draft.
CBS Sports - A sign of things to come for Clippers? Speights opts out after only one season
Tuesday, May 23
Marreese Speights time with the Clippers was short-lived
NBA.com - LeBron James locked in for Game 4 after being locked out in Game 3
Tuesday, May 23
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- LeBron James had that look - faraway, yet focused.
ESPN - LeBron 'focused on the present, not the past'
Tuesday, May 23
LeBron 'focused on the present, not the past'
Yahoo Sports - 20 Great NBA Teams That Didn’t Win a Championship
Tuesday, May 23
Only one team can win the NBA championship each year, and sometimes great teams are left empty-handed. Here are 20 great NBA teams that came up short.
FOX Sports - Celtics boss Danny Ainge's son to run for Congress in Utah
Tuesday, May 23
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The son of Boston Celtics president and former BYU basketball standout Danny Ainge is running for Congress in a Utah special election forthe seat of resigning U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
RealGM - John Hammond Could Join Weltman's Front Office With Magic
Tuesday, May 23
John Hammond Could Join Weltman's Front Office With Magic
FOX Sports - LeBron more focused than ever for Game 4
Tuesday, May 23
James scored just 11 points and committed six turnovers in Game 3 on Sunday night.
FOX Sports - LeBron locked in for Game 4 after being locked out in Game 3
Tuesday, May 23
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James had that look - faraway, yet focused.
RealGM - Heat Close To Resolution With Chris Bosh For Cap Relief
Tuesday, May 23
Heat Close To Resolution With Chris Bosh For Cap Relief
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James: 5 Moments When We Most Loved No. 23
Tuesday, May 23
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.
FOX Sports - Seth Curry details his journey to the NBA | THE HERD (FULL INTERVIEW)
Tuesday, May 23
Seth Curry joins Colin Cowherd in studio to talk about his path to the NBA, his family and more.
Yahoo Sports - Warriors wanted Clippers: 'No nightlife in Utah'
Tuesday, May 23
Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer Close Follow on Twitter OAKLAND, Calif. -- It's safe to say that the Golden State Warriors were pulling for the LA Clippers to advance past the Utah Jazz in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Their rooting interest, however, had nothing to do with matchups
FOX Sports - Warriors owner Joe Lacob wants Finals rematch with Cavs: ‘We have some unfinished business’
Tuesday, May 23
Lacob also said that the Warriors were 'light-years ahead' of other teams last year.
Yahoo Sports - 10 Athletes Who Were Forced to Retire Early
Tuesday, May 23
Due to a blood clot, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh may never play again. Unfortunately, he is not the first to retire early due to injury or illness.
Yahoo Sports - NBA Mock Draft 2017: 1st-Round Projections and Predictions for Fringe Prospects
Tuesday, May 23
Even though the playoffs are still unfolding—at least in the Eastern Conference—interest in the 2017 NBA draft is beginning to heat up. We know which teams are going to be selecting at the top of the draft, and we have a pretty good idea of which prospects are going to hear their names called early.
Yahoo Sports - NBA: The 5 Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Tuesday, May 23
The C's are arguably the most successful franchise in the NBA. These are the best Boston Celtics players to suit up in green.
Yahoo Sports - The 11 Winningest Coaches in NBA Playoff History
Tuesday, May 23
The winningest coaches in the NBA know how to get the job done in the postseason. Here are the 11 individuals who made a habit of winning in the playoffs.
FOX Sports - Warriors roll to NBA Finals undefeated in postseason
Tuesday, May 23
Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable.
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. 
FOX Sports - We crush players for not winning titles, yet when they pursue titles, we crush them again | THE HERD
Tuesday, May 23
Colin Cowherd on Kevin Durant. Hear his thoughts on the Warriors star after his team advanced to the NBA Finals.
Yahoo Sports - Kenny Smith Says His Rockets Team Would've Beaten '94 Bulls with Michael Jordan
Tuesday, May 23
"Oh we would've beat them," Smith said (h/t Oliver Maroney of Uproxx). "And actually everyone forgets he was playing the second year, he was wearing No. 45 and the team they lost to, the Orlando Magic, we swept them," Smith said. "We were that much better than them that year
Yahoo Sports - NBA free agency 2017: Wizards' contract conundrum with Otto Porter speaks to larger NBA issue
Tuesday, May 23
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
FOX Sports - Warriors complete sweep, advance to 3rd straight Finals
Tuesday, May 23
Golden State has a chance to earn their second championship in three years.
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.
FOX Sports - Magic hire Raptors GM Jeff Weltman as president of basketball operations
Tuesday, May 23
Jeff Weltman is the new president of basketball operations for the Orlando Magic
ESPN - Marcus Smart's sizzling shot arrives just in time for Celtics
Tuesday, May 23
Marcus Smart's sizzling shot arrives just in time for Celtics
CBS Sports - Celtics vs. Cavaliers Game 4: Can Boston overcome the odds or will LeBron prevail?
Tuesday, May 23
The Celtics will attempt to even the series Tuesday night in Cleveland
RealGM - Knicks Hope To Revisit Ricky Rubio Trade Talks With Wolves
Tuesday, May 23
Knicks Hope To Revisit Ricky Rubio Trade Talks With Wolves
Yahoo Sports - Knicks showing interest in P.J. Tucker, Dante Cunningham
Tuesday, May 23
The Knicks are interested in adding more two-way players like Courtney Lee in free agency this summer, and have shown preliminary interest in P.J. Tucker and Dante Cunningham.
NBA.com - Stephen Curry, producer Boi-1da, TNT's Lewis Johnson & more
Tuesday, May 23
On this week's episode of NBA Soundsystem with hosts Brent Barry and Laurence Scott:
Yahoo Sports - Deng Adel's withdrawal from the NBA draft is a huge boost for Louisville
Tuesday, May 23
Deng Adel scored in double figures in 22 games last season. Uncertain whether he would be selected if he remained in this year’s NBA draft, Louisville’s Deng Adel made a smart choice. The 6-foot-7 wing has informed the Cardinals that he is returning to school to try to boost his draft stock and lead
ESPN - Magic name Raptors GM Weltman president
Tuesday, May 23
Magic name Raptors GM Weltman president
CBS Sports - Joe Lacob wants the Warriors to play the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals again
Tuesday, May 23
Golden State's owner would like some revenge after his club blew a 3-1 lead last year
CBS Sports - Steve Kerr is not sure if he will return to the Warriors for the NBA Finals
Tuesday, May 23
Mike Brown has coached Golden State for the majority of this postseason
ESPN - Lowe: How LeBron and Kyrie orchestrate the NBA's scariest play
Tuesday, May 23
Lowe: How LeBron and Kyrie orchestrate the NBA's scariest play
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
Yahoo Sports - 5 NBA Players Who Could Play Football in the NFL
Tuesday, May 23
Here is a look at 5 current NBA players who have the athletic ability to play football in the NFL.
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.
Yahoo Sports - Gregg Popovich's finest coaching season with the Spurs ended in a 0-4 sweep
Tuesday, May 23
Gregg Popovich has won coach of the year three times during his NBA career. The San Antonio Spurs’ season is over eight wins short of the franchise’s sixth championship, swept by the Golden State Warriors and outscored by 84 points over the final three and one half games of the Western Conference Finals
Yahoo Sports - Golden State Warriors advance to NBA Finals with sweep of San Antonio Spurs
Tuesday, May 23
SAN ANTONIO -- The celebration was subdued on Monday after Golden State made history in its four-game sweep of the San Antonio Spurs in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals. The Warriors refuse to be deterred from their ultimate goal of a second NBA title in the past three years. Stephen Curry
Yahoo Sports - Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Game 4 Odds, Analysis, NBA Betting Pick
Tuesday, May 23
Why the Celtics can cover the spread Point guard Isaiah Thomas was playing as well as any player this postseason for Boston, and losing him to a hip injury could have killed the team's hopes. Instead, replacement Marcus Smart stepped up with 27 points and made seven three-pointers in the Game 3 victory
NBA.com - Shootaround (May 23) -- Joe Lacob says Golden State Warriors 'on a mission' in Finals
Tuesday, May 23
Warriors' owner wants shot at Finals redemption -- That Game 7 loss in The 2016 Finals has been on the minds of the Golden State Warriors, their players, team ownership and fans since the final buzzer sounded. A chance to square off against the Cleveland Cavaliers on the NBA's grandest stage has always been on their minds. With a third straight Finals berth assured now, Golden State owner Joe Lacob didn't pull any punches about how he feels about his team being back on the big stage. Anthony Slater of The Mercury News has more:
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.
Yahoo Sports - Knicks looking for more players like Courtney Lee in free agency
Tuesday, May 23
Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer Close Covers the New York Knicks for ESPNNewYork.com Follow on Twitter Even the most loyal Knicks fans would admit that New York's big-name signings last summer didn't work out well. Derrick Rose got to the basket whenever he wanted to in 2016-17, but he struggled
ESPN - Knicks looking for more players like Courtney Lee in free agency
Tuesday, May 23
Knicks looking for more players like Courtney Lee in free agency
Yahoo Sports - Teams That Could Be Left in Shambles After NBA Free Agency
Tuesday, May 23
The Utah Jazz just completed their most successful season of the 2010s, snapping a four-year playoff drought and employing an All-Star for the first time since 2011. Free agency threatens to unravel much of the progress made. The aforementioned All-Star, Gordon Hayward, is arguably the most attractive
Yahoo Sports - Justin Jackson’s NBA decision wait feels just like Melo Trimble’s did a year ago
Tuesday, May 23
Maryland basketballs Justin Jackson is working out with the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, according to Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun. This is the Melo Trimble saga all over again. Jacksons return to school carries the same importance Trimbles did a year ago, given the circumstance.
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.
Sports Illustrated - Warriors coach Steve Kerr unsure about coaching in Finals
Tuesday, May 23
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr unsure about coaching in the NBA Finals.
Yahoo Sports - NBA: Spurs star Ginobili - I feel like I can still play
Tuesday, May 23
San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili says he will be happy with whatever decision he makes on his future.
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
Yahoo Sports - The evolution of the worst trade in NBA history
Tuesday, May 23
Is the trade that landed the Nets Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett the worst one in NBA history? Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images The Nets were attempting to make a splash having just moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn. The idea was to get this re-energized New York City neighborhood excited about the return of
ESPN - Kerr's status up in air as Warriors enter Finals
Tuesday, May 23
Kerr's status up in air as Warriors enter Finals
ESPN - Spurs' Ginobili to take time to decide future
Tuesday, May 23
Spurs' Ginobili to take time to decide future
Yahoo Sports - Hallelujah, Magic's new basketball boss is not Rob Hennigan!
Tuesday, May 23
Let's not pretend to know if Jeff Weltman, the Orlando Magic's new president of basketball operations, is a great hire. You don't know. I don't know. And, most importantly, the Magic don't know. How could they? Weltman has never actually run his own team. Even though he was the Toronto
Yahoo Sports - Draymond Green: Warriors' historic 12-0 start 'doesn't mean too much'
Tuesday, May 23
The Golden State Warriors completed their Western Conference finals sweep of the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night and are headed to the NBA Finals for a third straight season. They're also the first team in NBA history to start the playoffs 12-0 — yet another accolade added to their dominant three-year
CBS Sports - NBA Playoffs: Regardless of circumstance, Warriors prove greatness in sweep of West
Tuesday, May 23
You play who's in front of you, and that's what Golden State did -- and beat everyone it faced
CBS Sports - Warriors back in NBA Finals after sweeping Spurs in Western finals: Takeaways
Tuesday, May 23
This is the first sweep the Spurs have suffered since 2010
ESPN - Warriors sweep Spurs, enter NBA Finals 12-0
Tuesday, May 23
Warriors sweep Spurs, enter NBA Finals 12-0
Yahoo Sports - Curry, Durant shine as Warriors sweep into NBA Finals
Tuesday, May 23
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant led the way as the Golden State Warriors sealed a clean sweep of the San Antonio Spurs to reach their third consecutive NBA Finals berth on Monday. Curry scored 36 points and Durant weighed in with 29 as the Warriors powered to a 129-115 win to complete a 4-0 victory in
Yahoo Sports - How Brad Stevens transformed from a college basketball assistant making $18,000 a year to one of the best coaches in the NBA
Tuesday, May 23
Over the course of four years, Brad Stevens has helped transform the Boston Celtics from a lottery team to a title contender. The turnaround has been stunning — the Celtics lack any traditional stars, and when they hired Stevens from Butler, they were supposed to be tanking. Instead, Stevens has built
Yahoo Sports - D'Angelo and George are already teammates... in endorsing New Era Caps
Tuesday, May 23
Amidst a constant stream of trade rumors and free agency whispers, Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell and Indiana Pacers star Paul George have finally joined forces. New Era Caps announced Tuesday that Russell was one of their three new brand ambassadors (along with Golden State Warriors forward
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, […]
Sports Illustrated - Warriors Will Be Judged Solely On NBA Finals
Tuesday, May 23
After completing a painless sweep of the Spurs, the Warriors are headed back to the NBA Finals. The only way Golden State’s season can be considered a success is if this time they complete the job. 
Yahoo Sports - Warriors finish off Spurs behind Curry's 36
Tuesday, May 23
May 22 (The Sports Xchange) - Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Kevin Durant added 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors strolled to a 129-115 win over San Antonio Spurs on Monday to complete a four-game sweep of the Western Conference finals. Golden State moves on to play either the
Yahoo Sports - HERTZEL COLUMN: Carter makes right move with return to WVU
Tuesday, May 23
MORGANTOWN — This is not exactly stop-the-presses stuff, unless you put it in context. Jevon Carter is returning to West Virginia University next year. The senior basketball guard did put his name into the NBA to get a report on just where he stood, but, in truth, his game has not yet grown to the point
Yahoo Sports - 2017 NBA Finals Schedule
Tuesday, May 23
 Thu. June  1: Boston/Cleveland at Golden State, 9:00 p.m.,  ABC/R Sun. June  4: Boston/Cleveland at Golden State, 8:00 p.m., ABC/R Wed. June 7: Golden State at Boston/Cleveland, 9:00 p.m.,  ABC/R Fri. June  9: Golden State at Boston/Cleveland, 9:00 p.m.,  ABC/R * Mon. June 12: Boston/Cleveland at Golden
Sports Illustrated - Video: Manu Ginobili walks off the court for perhaps the last time
Tuesday, May 23
Is this it for Manu Ginobili?
NBA.com - 2017 NBA Finals Schedule
Tuesday, May 23
(1) Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics/OR/Cleveland Cavaliers
Yahoo Sports - Fatherhood changes focus of NBA star
Tuesday, May 23
Memphis Grizzlies PG Mike Conley Jr. discusses why being named a finalist for the 2016-2017 NBA Cares Community Assist Award is so important to him now that he has a son of his own.
Yahoo Sports - KU notebook: Svi to announce future plans Wednesday; Lucas, Mason work out for teams
Tuesday, May 23
Kansas' Svi Mykhailiuk will announce his decision to remain in the NBA Draft or return to school for his senior season on Wednesday, KU coach Bill Self said Monday. Mykhailiuk, a 6-foot-8 shooting guard from Cherkasy, Ukraine, declared for the draft on April 12 but did not sign with an agent. He
Yahoo Sports - Broussard's Statement Gets Lillard's Attention
Tuesday, May 23
As speculation swirls around the future of Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George, Chris Broussard of Fox Sports tosses his two cents into the whirlpool, warning George that a move to a losing team in the west could mean giving up All-Star status. The quote in question caught the attention of Portland
Yahoo Sports - Everything you missed during the NBA season
Tuesday, May 23
Brian Windhorst, catches you up, before the playoffs start, on the biggest storylines from the NBA regular season.
Yahoo Sports - Warriors make 7 wild passes in 8 seconds before Shaun Livingston restores order
Tuesday, May 23
This was ... something. If you hear someone say that there is no ball movement in the NBA, that everything is just one-on-one — direct them to this play. Okay, I lied. It’s not the best example of ball movement but it’s movement nonetheless.The Warriors make seven frantic passes in the first eight seconds
NBA.com - Report: Orlando Magic hire Jeff Weltman to head basketball operations
Tuesday, May 23
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A person familiar with the negotiations says the Orlando Magic have agreed to hire Toronto general manager Jeff Weltman as the new president of basketball operations.
NBA.com - San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game 4 of Western Conference finals
Tuesday, May 23
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Spurs leading scorer Kawhi Leonard will not play Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors with San Antonio on the brink of elimination.
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.
Yahoo Sports - Kobe Bryant's investment advice to retired NBA players
Monday, May 22
Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant and his co-founder Jeff Stibel, former CEO of Web.com, discuss their new venture capital fund, Bryant Stibel.
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
Yahoo Sports - Column: NBA short on drama, but long on conspiracy theories
Monday, May 22
Did you know NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was so worried about the league's TV ratings that he rang up LeBron James and told him to take it easy on the Celtics? Me neither. But then, I didn't know Michael Jordan's first retirement was actually a ''secret suspension'' imposed
Yahoo Sports - Durant: remarks not meant to disrespect fans
Monday, May 22
Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer Close Follow on Twitter SAN ANTONIO -- Kevin Durant has been catching flack ever since he said, "If you don't like it, don't watch it," after Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals during a postgame interview session pertaining to the plethora of blowouts
ESPN - Durant: Remarks not meant to disrespect fans
Monday, May 22
Durant: Remarks not meant to disrespect fans
Sports Illustrated - Raptors GM Jeff Weltman pegged to lead Magic front office
Monday, May 22
Jeff Weltman was second in command behind Masai Ujiri in Toronto. 
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
Yahoo Sports - Orioles would still welcome Pat Connaughton to baseball as he considers his NBA future
Monday, May 22
The Orioles' courtship of their 2014 fourth-round draft pick, pitcher Pat Connaughton, is set to stretch into a third year as the dual-sport athlete considers his future in the NBA. Appearing on MLB Network Radio on Monday, Connaughton, who just finished the second year of a three-year contract with
Yahoo Sports - Ex-NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson is taking his marijuana crusade from Oregon to Connecticut
Monday, May 22
Former NBA All-Star and Sixth Man of the Year Clifford Robinson — a longtime weed advocate — joined the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana.
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
Yahoo Sports - The Vertical Mock Draft, Version 3.0
Monday, May 22
It appears that Lonzo Ball and the Lakers are an ideal match at the top of the draft.
Yahoo Sports - With the first pick in the 2017 NBA draft . . .
Monday, May 22
Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball figure to go 1-2 in next month's draft, but after them — who knows?
Yahoo Sports - NBA Twitter account catches heat for referring to Dave Chappelle as 'a fan'
Monday, May 22
LeBron James wasn't the only icon on hand for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Dave Chappelle was also in the house. But the person running the NBA Twitter account did not (or at least pretended not to) recognize the legendary comedian, referring to him as a "fan" next to Amy Schumer
Yahoo Sports - Former Cleveland Cavaliers draft pick Anthony Bennett says he'll have 'last laugh'
Monday, May 22
May 22 (UPI) -- The No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft is now playing in Turkey, but Anthony Bennett says he'll have the "last laugh" on his career. Bennett was part of a three-team trade in 2015 that sent Kevin Love to the Cavaliers and landed him with the Minnesota Timberwolves. That deal
Yahoo Sports - Spencer Dinwiddie will start at PG on Friday
Monday, May 22
Johnson tweaked his shoulder during Game 3, and while he was able to initially play through it, it sounds like it swelled up a bit overnight. He's headed for an MRI, so we'll have a better idea on his status for Game 4 once those results are made public, but if he is forced to the sidelines that
Yahoo Sports - Not all NBA teams benefit equally from the Draft Lottery
Monday, May 22
Kevin Pelton on how the Draft Lottery is not necessarily a ticket to a winning franchise.
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James mostly stunk in Game 3, but he's 'glad it kind of hurt'
Monday, May 22
LeBron James was nowhere to be found in the second half of his team's loss, as Boston mounted a 21-point comeback win.
Yahoo Sports - Kevin Durant doesn't plan on leaving Golden State, and Oklahoma City has heard that one before
Monday, May 22
Two years after telling the people of Oklahoma City how much he loves the Thunder, his teammates and the city, Kevin Durant tells the people of Oakland how much he loves the Warriors, his teammates and the city.
Yahoo Sports - Watch: Warriors' bench mock Davis Bertans' tumble
Monday, May 22
I think it's safe to say that this year's playoffs did not go as planned for the San Antonio Spurs. With the second best record in the NBA, the injury bug has officially spread its way through the Spurs' roster. First there was Tony Parker going down with a torn quadriceps tendon, then Kawhi
Sports Illustrated - Enes Kanter wants to become U.S. citizen after detainment in Romania
Monday, May 22
Enes Kanter soon hopes to call the United States his home.
NBA.com - In need of tips, laughs, San Antonio Spurs receive familiar help from Tim Duncan
Monday, May 22
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- There was a mad scramble at the Spurs practice during the Western Conference finals, a flurry of activity to position cameras and get recording devices ready to document essentially what was the sighting of a white whale.
NBA.com - Oklahoma City Thunder's Enes Kanter to consider becoming U.S. citizen amid death threats
Monday, May 22
Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an expedited process toward becoming a U.S. citizen.
Sports Illustrated - Enes Kanter Return Should Be The Example, Not The Exception
Monday, May 22
Enes Kanter's status as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder helped facilitate his return to the United States, which is both remarkable and sad. 
Sports Illustrated - Kevin Durant: 'I made the 100 percent correct decision' to join Warriors
Monday, May 22
Kevin Durant has zero regrets about leaving Oklahoma City.
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
Sports Illustrated - When do the NBA Finals start?
Monday, May 22
Game dates and times for the 2017 NBA Finals.
RealGM - Paul Millsap Opts Out Of $21.4M Contract With Hawks
Monday, May 22
Paul Millsap Opts Out Of $21.4M Contract With Hawks
Basketball Insiders - Sources: Hawks Paul Millsap Opts Out of Contract
Monday, May 22
Atlanta Hawks All-Star forward Paul Millsap has opted out of his $21.4 million contract for next season to become a free agent, league sources told The Vertical. Atlanta has publicly stated that Millsap will be a top priority in July free agency, and Millsap has expressed interest in re-signing. Millsap averaged 24.3 points, 9.3 rebounds […]
Sports Illustrated - NBA rumors: Draft whispers, front office changes and more
Monday, May 22
Rounding up the latest batch of NBA rumors.
Sports Illustrated - NBA Off-Season Preview: Thunder Rebound From Kevin Durant Decision
Monday, May 22
Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder posted a surprise season after Kevin Durant's exit. 
Sports Illustrated - Andre Iguodala credits better sleep for improved performance
Monday, May 22
Andre Iguodala credits sleeping habits for improved play on the court. 
Sports Illustrated - How to watch Spurs vs. Warriors Game 4 online: Live stream, game time, TV channel
Monday, May 22
How to watch Spurs vs. Warriors Game 4 online: Live stream, TV information.
NBA.com - Driven player-turned-executive Brandon Williams awaits his NBA GM opportunity
Monday, May 22
While everyone else gets set for the Draft or The Finals, the Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic continue their pursuits of a general manager. Orlando seems content waiting until the Cleveland Cavaliers' GM, David Griffin, is available to talk after the playoffs. Atlanta, however, has moved full-speed ahead through a search firm handling the process along with the team's ownership group.
ESPN - The top 10 NBA uniforms of all time
Monday, May 22
The top 10 NBA uniforms of all time
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
RealGM - Pablo Prigioni Receiving Interest From Knicks For Assistant Coach Job
Monday, May 22
Pablo Prigioni Receiving Interest From Knicks For Assistant Coach Job
RealGM - Knicks Decide Against Renew Contract Of Josh Longstaff
Monday, May 22
Knicks Decide Against Renew Contract Of Josh Longstaff
NBA.com - Free Agency Explained
Monday, May 22
Free agency for the 2017-18 season begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on July 1, 2017.
Sports Illustrated - Lone Star: Jonathon Simmons Emerges As Silver Lining For Spurs
Monday, May 22
Kawhi Leonard's injury has decimated the Spurs, but it has cleared the way for yet another talented prospect in San Antonio.
Sports Illustrated - Are We There Yet? Warriors-Cavs III Can't Get Here Soon Enough
Monday, May 22
The Celtics provided a rare moment of drama Sunday night, but their victory will almost certainly be meaningless. The NBA playoffs are all about the Warriors and the Cavaliers.
Basketball Insiders - Source: Knicks Cutting Ties with Longstaff
Monday, May 22
The New York Knicks are not renewing the contract of assistant coach Josh Longstaff, according to a team official. Longstaff has a strong relationship with Kristaps Porzingis and several other young players on the roster. It is unclear if there is any correlation between the organization’s decision not to renew Longstaff’s contract and its current […]
Basketball Insiders - Curry: Dedmon Moving Screen Was a ‘dirty play’
Monday, May 22
Late in the fourth quarter of Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, it appeared Spurs big man Dewayne Dedmon got away with a dangerous moving screen on Stephen Curry. “I know he’s not a dirty player. I’m not going to try to mess up his reputation, but I feel like […]
Sports Illustrated - LeBron James on Game 3 loss: 'I didn't have it'
Monday, May 22
LeBron James on Game 3 performance vs. Celtics: 'I didn't have it'
Basketball Insiders - Spurs’ Popovich: Leonard ‘likely out’ For Game 4
Monday, May 22
On the brink of elimination, the San Antonio Spurs will likely have to play Game 4 of the Western Conference finals without MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard, coach Gregg Popovich said. Popovich told reporters that Leonard is “likely out” Monday with his injured left ankle suffered in the series opener. Leonard has not played the past […]
Basketball Insiders - Warriors’ Iguodala Probable for Game 4
Monday, May 22
Warriors say Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) is probable for Game 4 at Spurs while Zaza Pachulia (right heel contusion) is questionable. Source: Marc J. Spears of ESPN on Twitter
Basketball Insiders - Warriors’ Pachulia: Popovich Played ‘big part’ in Threats
Monday, May 22
Zaza Pachulia can handle being the villain of the Western Conference finals. But what Pachulia can’t tolerate and what he wishes Spurs coach Gregg Popovich would have considered when he fanned the rage of so many fans by deeming the 33-year-old a dirty player and even comparing the play to “manslaughter,” are the social media […]
Basketball Insiders - Anthony Bennett: ‘I have the last laugh”
Monday, May 22
Anthony Bennett is 40 minutes from a Euroleague championship. “I feel I have the last laugh. I just turned 24-years-old, lot of time left.” Source: David Pick on Twitter
Basketball Insiders - Source: Phil Jackson Meets With Porzingis Camp
Monday, May 22
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson spoke recently with Kristaps Porzingis’ brother about the star forward skipping his exit meeting because of his frustration with the franchise, sources with knowledge of the meeting confirmed to ESPN. There was no substantial progress made during the conversation between Jackson and Janis Porzingis to settle the issues that […]
Basketball Insiders - Isaiah Thomas to See Hip Specialists
Monday, May 22
Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas will consult with specialists starting Monday to determine the best path to rehabilitate his injured right hip, with one option being offseason surgery. The Celtics announced Saturday that Thomas will not play again this postseason after aggravating a hip ailment. Before Sunday’s 111-108 Game 3 Eastern Conference finals […]
Basketball Insiders - NBA AM: Ivan Rabb’s Big Mistake
Monday, May 22
His return to school may have cost Ivan Rabb a spot in the lottery, but may have been for the best.
ESPN - Celtics' rally culminates with shooter's roll from Bradley
Monday, May 22
Celtics' rally culminates with shooter's roll from Bradley
Yahoo Sports - Livingston Goes West
Monday, May 22
Kevin Durant Highlights Kevin Durant records a double-double with 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Warriors win 129-115 to advance to their third straight NBA Finals. 7 minutes ago
RealGM - Dunc'd On: BOS/CLE Game 3, Josh Jackson Scouting Report
Monday, May 22
Dunc'd On: BOS/CLE Game 3, Josh Jackson Scouting Report
Sports Illustrated - Brad Stevens's After-Timeout Genius Keys Celtics' Game 3 Victory
Monday, May 22
Avery Bradley's Game 3-winning three-pointer highlights an entire postseason of after-timeout play calling wizardry from Brad Stevens. 
RealGM - LeBron James Wins 16-17 Citizenship Award
Monday, May 22
LeBron James Wins 16-17 Citizenship Award
ESPN - Knicks will not renew contract of Josh Longstaff, Kristaps Porzingis' favorite assistant coach
Monday, May 22
Knicks will not renew contract of Josh Longstaff, Kristaps Porzingis' favorite assistant coach
Basketball Insiders - NBA Chat With Tommy Beer 5/22/17
Monday, May 22
Join Basketball Insiders Senior NBA Analyst Tommy Beer for a chat session on Monday at 2:00 p.m. EST. Submit all of your NBA-related questions now!
Basketball Insiders - Game 4 Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs
Sunday, May 21
Without Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs are on the brink of elimination, writes Ben Nadeau
Basketball Insiders - NBA Sunday: How Too Much Cavs and Warriors Could Be Bad
Sunday, May 21
Dynasties are a part of sports, but what happens when other teams simply stop believing they can compete?
Basketball Insiders - Sources: Spurs’ Lee Diagnosed with Torn Patellar Tendon
Sunday, May 21
Spurs center David Lee has been diagnosed with a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee and will have an MRI on Sunday to confirm the injury, sources told ESPN. Lee suffered the injury in the opening quarter of San Antonio’s 120-108 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night and did not […]
Basketball Insiders - Sources: Hawks Interview Sheppard, Schlenk
Sunday, May 21
Washington Wizards vice president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard and Golden State Warriors assistant general manager Travis Schlenk have emerged as the new names of note in the Atlanta Hawks’ front-office search, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that the Hawks have conducted interviews with both Sheppard and Schlenk this week and continue to […]
RealGM - David Lee Diagnosed With Partially Torn Patellar Tendon In Left Knee
Sunday, May 21
David Lee Diagnosed With Partially Torn Patellar Tendon In Left Knee
ESPN - Isaiah Thomas and a 'legendary' 2016-17 season
Sunday, May 21
Isaiah Thomas and a 'legendary' 2016-17 season
RealGM - Dunc'd On: Conference Finals, All-NBA Team Implications, Jonathan Isaac Scouting Report
Sunday, May 21
Dunc'd On: Conference Finals, All-NBA Team Implications, Jonathan Isaac Scouting Report
RealGM - Celtics Lose Isaiah Thomas For Rest Of Playoffs
Sunday, May 21
Celtics Lose Isaiah Thomas For Rest Of Playoffs
RealGM - Travis Schlenk Emerges As Candidate For Hawks' GM Job
Saturday, May 20
Travis Schlenk Emerges As Candidate For Hawks' GM Job
RealGM - Kawhi Leonard Won't Play In Game 3
Saturday, May 20
Kawhi Leonard Won't Play In Game 3
ESPN - Favorite restaurants around league
Saturday, May 20
Favorite restaurants around league
RealGM - Adam Silver Unconcerned With Playoff Dominance Of Warriors, Cavaliers
Saturday, May 20
Adam Silver Unconcerned With Playoff Dominance Of Warriors, Cavaliers
RealGM - Hawks Interview Tommy Sheppard For GM Job
Saturday, May 20
Hawks Interview Tommy Sheppard For GM Job
RealGM - Isaiah Thomas Misses 2nd Half Of Game 2 With Right Hip Strain
Saturday, May 20
Isaiah Thomas Misses 2nd Half Of Game 2 With Right Hip Strain
RealGM - NBA Announces Finalists For Six Major Regular Season Awards
Saturday, May 20
NBA Announces Finalists For Six Major Regular Season Awards
RealGM - Blazers Deny Request From Hawks To Interview Neil Olshey
Saturday, May 20
Blazers Deny Request From Hawks To Interview Neil Olshey
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?
ESPN - 2017 NBA playoffs: Key dates, schedule, matchups and news
Saturday, April 15
2017 NBA playoffs: Key dates, schedule, matchups and news