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ESPN - Warriors open as strong favorite in Las Vegas
Friday, May 26
Warriors open as strong favorite in Las Vegas
ESPN - Vote: How will the NBA Finals play out?
Friday, May 26
Vote: How will the NBA Finals play out?
ESPN - Bring on Cavaliers-Warriors, a long-awaited NBA Finals trilogy
Friday, May 26
Bring on Cavaliers-Warriors, a long-awaited NBA Finals trilogy
ESPN - Cavaliers' dominant performance eliminates all drama, Celtics
Friday, May 26
Cavaliers' dominant performance eliminates all drama, Celtics
ESPN - Vote: Where do the Celtics go from here?
Friday, May 26
Vote: Where do the Celtics go from here?
ESPN - LeBron passes MJ as all-time playoffs scorer
Friday, May 26
LeBron passes MJ as all-time playoffs scorer
Yahoo Sports - Bring on Cavaliers-Warriors, a long-awaited NBA Finals trilogy
Friday, May 26
Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer Close NBA writer for ESPN.com since 2008 Former contributor and editor at NPR Follow on Twitter Try as it might to encourage parity among its 30 teams, the NBA will showcase the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers for the third consecutive spring when the NBA
Yahoo Sports - NBA History: 7 Players Who Talked a Ton of Trash
Friday, May 26
The talent level in the NBA may be high, but today's game lacks the trash-talking skills of yesteryear. Here are 7 players who did this art form proud.
Yahoo Sports - James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
Friday, May 26
BOSTON — LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are headed back to the NBA Finals. James scored 35 points and added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals, and Kyrie Irving posted 24 points and seven assists to power the Cavaliers to a 135-102 blowout of the Boston Celtics
FOX Sports - Here's why LeBron James' NBA Finals streak is more impressive than you think
Friday, May 26
Just because he's expected to win doesn't make LeBron James' seven straight Finals any less impressive.
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James vs. Top NBA Players Ever: Where Does LeBron Rank?
Friday, May 26
LeBron James is, without a doubt, one of the greatest players to ever suit up in the NBA. But where does he rank among the top 10 true titans of the game?
Yahoo Sports - Why the Chicago Bulls Will Never Win Another NBA Championship
Friday, May 26
We've taken a deep dive into what's going on in the organization, and why the Chicago Bulls will never win another NBA championship.
CBS Sports - NBA Finals: Warriors favorites over Cavaliers, according to Vegas
Friday, May 26
Golden State enters NBA Finals as favorite over Cleveland in their third straight matchup
Yahoo Sports - The 5 NBA Teams With the Most Loyal Fan Bases
Friday, May 26
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.
FOX Sports - Deron Williams describes feeling of going to first career NBA Finals
Friday, May 26
It's been a long road for Williams.
Yahoo Sports - 5 Star NBA Duos Who Failed Miserably
Friday, May 26
NBA teams have chased franchise players to put them over the top for decades, but they can be big failures. Here are 5 star NBA duos that went wrong.
Yahoo Sports - Cavs crush Celtics, headed to 3rd straight Finals
Friday, May 26
Cleveland opened up a big lead early and never looked back in Game 5, winning the series to set up another NBA Finals meeting with the Warriors.
CBS Sports - Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals: 5 questions as Curry, Durant eye LeBron's throne
Friday, May 26
A quick look at a matchup that looks different now that Kevin Durant is a Warrior
Yahoo Sports - James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win
Friday, May 26
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals.
Yahoo Sports - 10 Blockbuster NBA Trade Candidates This Offseason
Friday, May 26
A handful of good players are locked in on their current deals, but they could be major NBA trade candidates for huge, blockbuster moves.
FOX Sports - James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win (May 25, 2017)
Friday, May 26
BOSTON (AP) LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals.
CBS Sports - Cavaliers set for third straight NBA Finals vs. Warriors after bouncing Celtics
Friday, May 26
The Cavaliers made it look easy in Game 5
Yahoo Sports - 2017 NBA Finals: Full schedule for Warriors-Cavs, Round III
Friday, May 26
Here's the full schedule for the third consecutive matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals.
Yahoo Sports - The 10 Best NFL Teams That Didn’t Win a Super Bowl Title
Friday, May 26
In the NFL, a great regular season record doesn't always lead to postseason success. Here are the 10 best teams that didn't win the Super Bowl.
FOX Sports - Cleveland Cavaliers beat Boston Celtics 135-102 in Game 5 to advance to NBA Finals against Golden State Warriors
Friday, May 26
BOSTON (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers beat Boston Celtics 135-102 in Game 5 to advance to NBA Finals against Golden State Warriors.
Yahoo Sports - Cleveland Cavaliers beat Boston Celtics 135-102 in Game 5 to advance to NBA Finals against Golden State Warriors
Friday, May 26
BOSTON (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers beat Boston Celtics 135-102 in Game 5 to advance to NBA Finals against Golden State Warriors.
FOX Sports - How to fix the Boston Celtics in five easy steps
Friday, May 26
The Celtics have a ton of assets and some valuable playoff experience against LeBron. Here's what's next for Boston.
Yahoo Sports - 25 NBA Stars Who Will Be on the Move This Offseason
Friday, May 26
While some players are focused on the NBA Playoffs, others are resting at home or on vacations, looking forward to free agency.
Yahoo Sports - LeBron's Playoff Milestone
Friday, May 26
James Jones Dunk James Jones throws down the rare dunk and the bench loves it. 5 minutes ago
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James: 5 Moments When We Most Loved No. 23
Friday, May 26
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 - LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record
Friday, May 26
BOSTON (AP) King James has another throne.
FOX Sports - LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan as NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader
Friday, May 26
LeBron James can claim at least one postseason victory over Michael Jordan.
CBS Sports - LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as No. 1 all-time postseason scorer
Friday, May 26
James needed 28 points to pass MJ, and achieved the mark
ESPN - Ball workout for 76ers possible, sources say
Friday, May 26
Ball workout for 76ers possible, sources say
CBS Sports - WATCH: Cavaliers set franchise record with 75 points in first half of Game 5
Friday, May 26
LeBron James and Co. got off to a tremendous start
Yahoo Sports - Look at Shaq's awful foot
Friday, May 26
The ugliest thing you thought you were going to see was that first half of basketball by the Celtics, but you could not have been more wrong. Shaquille O’Neal whipped out his foot during the halftime show on TNT, and you can see the years of NBA experience on those feet. If that’s not enough for you
Yahoo Sports - The Greatest 4th Quarter Comebacks in NBA Playoff History
Friday, May 26
Cleveland overcame a 25-point halftime deficit to complete one of the best comebacks in NBA Playoff history. Imagine if they had to do it all in the fourth.
Yahoo Sports - Lonzo Ball in talks to work out for Philadelphia 76ers
Friday, May 26
Lonzo Ball apparently hasn't totally ruled out private workouts with NBA teams. Representatives for the former UCLA point guard and the Philadelphia 76ers have discussed a workout ahead of the NBA draft, a person with knowledge of the talks who is not authorized to speak publicly told USA TODAY Sports
Yahoo Sports - NBA announces early entry candidates withdraw for 2017 NBA Draft
Friday, May 26
 Seventy-three players have notified the NBA that they wish to be removed from the list of “early entry” players eligible for selection in the presented by State Farm.  Following the NBA's early entry withdrawal deadline of 5 p.m. ET on June 12, 2017, a comprehensive release will be distributed listing
Yahoo Sports - Rashad McCants blames Khloe Kardashian for why his NBA career didn't pan out
Friday, May 26
Rashad McCants was a standout prospect at North Carolina, where he won a title in 2005. Following that championship season, McCants declared for the NBA Draft and was taken 14th by the Timberwolves. His NBA career, though, was mediocre to below average. He didn't find success at all and flamed out
CBS Sports - Kevin Durant wasn't bothered by fans during return to OKC: 'It's entertainment'
Friday, May 26
Durant was called a 'cupcake' and faced all sorts of other taunts
Sports Illustrated - LeBron James becomes NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer, passes Michael Jordan
Friday, May 26
Another huge milestone for LeBron James.
ESPN - Raptors get second-round pick from Magic
Friday, May 26
Raptors get second-round pick from Magic
Basketball Insiders - Who Will Be the Knicks Next Point Guard?
Friday, May 26
The Knicks are in search of their point guard of the future. Tommy Beer breaks down the candidates.
NBA.com - NBA announces early entry candidates withdraw for 2017 NBA Draft
Thursday, May 25
NEW YORK -- Seventy-three players have notified the NBA that they wish to be removed from the list of "early entry" players eligible for selection in the 2017 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. Following the NBA's early entry withdrawal deadline of 5 p.m. ET on June 12, 2017, a comprehensive release will be distributed listing the additional players who provided the NBA with timely notice that they wish to be removed from the list of "early entry" players eligible for selection in the 2017 NBA Draft.
RealGM - 73 Early Entry Candidates Pull Out Of 2017 Draft
Thursday, May 25
73 Early Entry Candidates Pull Out Of 2017 Draft
CBS Sports - Rashad McCants blames Khloe Kardashian for why his NBA career didn't pan out
Thursday, May 25
McCants' career flamed out after his fourth season in the NBA
Sports Illustrated - NBA Finals schedule 2017: Warriors-Cavs dates, times, TV info
Thursday, May 25
Full schedule for the 2017 NBA Finals.
Basketball Insiders - 73 Early Entry Players Withdraw From 2017 NBA Draft
Thursday, May 25
Seventy-three players have notified the NBA that they wish to be removed from the list of “early entry” players eligible for selection in the 2017 NBA Draft.
FOX Sports - LeBron James becomes NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer, passes Michael Jordan
Thursday, May 25
Another huge milestone for LeBron James.
CBS Sports - Warriors Bob Myers on Steve Kerr: 'At this point, he's not able to coach'
Thursday, May 25
The Warriors head coach is not ready to rejoin the team on the bench
FOX Sports - NBA Finals schedule 2017: Series dates, times, TV channels
Thursday, May 25
Full schedule for the 2017 NBA Finals.
Yahoo Sports - NBA Draft 2017: Who’s leaving and staying in the Big Ten after the decision deadline
Thursday, May 25
With the deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the NBA Draft now gone and the transfer cycle starting to wind down, lets see where the dust has started to settle around the Big Ten. Maryland found out Justin Jackson would return for his sophomore season at the deadline, something they really needed
Sports Illustrated - Mike Brown: ‘Cute’ that Tyronn Lue thinks Celtics are harder to guard than Warriors
Thursday, May 25
The Cavs–Warriors war of words has already started.
FOX Sports - Colin Cowherd explains how a Celtics win in Game 5 could cost the Lakers Lonzo Ball
Thursday, May 25
Cowherd says a Boston win Thursday could lead the Celtics to dump Isaiah Thomas and draft Lonzo Ball.
ESPN - Durant tops Curry as favorite for Finals MVP
Thursday, May 25
Durant tops Curry as favorite for Finals MVP
NBA.com - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return to bench
Thursday, May 25
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Steve Kerr is involved in just about everything but the actual game-day coaching for the Golden State Warriors.
ESPN - Favorite restaurants around the league
Thursday, May 25
Favorite restaurants around the league
CBS Sports - Mike Brown hits back at Ty Lue's game plan remark: 'That's his opinion, it's cute'
Thursday, May 25
Lue said that the Celtics were harder to game plan for than the Warriors
Basketball Insiders - NBA PM: Players Who Flourish During the Postseason
Thursday, May 25
Ben Dowsett looks at several players who up their level come playoff time, and examines how they're able to do so.
Sports Illustrated - How to watch Cavaliers vs. Celtics: Game time, live stream, TV channel
Thursday, May 25
How to watch Cavaliers vs. Celtics online. 
Yahoo Sports - Brown: Lue thinking Celtics harder to guard than Warriors is 'cute'
Thursday, May 25
Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have circled one another in a silent detente ever since last year's Finals, but the tension is starting to bubble over. Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue, still yet to dispose of the pesky Boston Celtics, paid
Sports Illustrated - Rashad McCants: I wouldn’t have washed out of the NBA if I didn’t date Khloe Kardashian
Thursday, May 25
“Without that situation in play, I’m a $60–70 million player,” McCants said. 
Yahoo Sports - Why I Fell Out Of Love With Nicki Minaj
Thursday, May 25
My relationship with Nicki Minaj is a story of heartbreak. When she was featured on Gucci Mane tracks like “Slumber Party” and “Failure,” I was telling anyone who would listen that Nicki was the female rapper the game needed. While other favorites like Lil Kim and Trina had already started to lay down
RealGM - Steve Kerr Remains Physically Unable To Coach
Thursday, May 25
Steve Kerr Remains Physically Unable To Coach
NBA.com - Consensus Mock Draft: Fultz, Ball seem set at top
Thursday, May 25
The Consensus Mock Draft is a compilation of the best mock drafts around the web. We bring them together to come up with a good estimate of how the 2017 NBA Draft could play out.
Yahoo Sports - NBA's Most Wanted: Top 30 summer targets via trade, free agency or the NBA Draft
Thursday, May 25
Let's say this summer, your team could acquire any player in the draft, free agency (for market value), or trade (for projected market value). Imagine there is a white board of all players teams could hope to acquire. They could trade for the No.1 pick or Paul George or sign Gordon Hayward or any
Sports Illustrated - Caron Butler, Ben Gordon to participate in charity basketball game at Essence Festival
Thursday, May 25
Time Inc.'s Essence Festival and Master P's Team Hope NOLA foundation will team up for a charity basketball game featuring former NBA players. 
Yahoo Sports - New York beats out LA and Chicago with the most valuable collection of pro sports teams
Thursday, May 25
When it comes to the city with the most valuable sports franchises, nobody beats New York and...
CBS Sports - On the verge of history, LeBron James says pursuit of Michael Jordan a 'personal goal'
Thursday, May 25
James needs only 28 points to pass MJ for the most points in NBA postseason history
Yahoo Sports - LeBron: Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness
Thursday, May 25
LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordan's accomplishments is simply personal motivation. It's not about wanting to establish himself as the NBA's greatest player. James spoke Thursday during the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers play the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern
ESPN - Nicki Minaj to perform at NBA Awards Show
Thursday, May 25
Nicki Minaj to perform at NBA Awards Show
Yahoo Sports - Spurs Could Have Interest In Paul, Rose
Thursday, May 25
The San Antonio Spurs could sign Chris Paul or Derrick Rose in the 2017 NBA offseason.
ESPN - Magic: Ingram is only untouchable on Lakers
Thursday, May 25
Magic: Ingram is only untouchable on Lakers
Yahoo Sports - Nicki Minaj to perform at NBA Awards
Thursday, May 25
and the today announced that global superstar will perform during the first-ever , airing , with coverage beginning at . The inaugural event, held at at in , will be the NBA's official annual award show to honor all of the league's top performers on one night for the first time. The 2017 will
Yahoo Sports - Sources: Magic to send second-round pick to Toronto as compensation for hiring Jeff Weltman
Thursday, May 25
Orlando will send Toronto the least favorable of its own or the Los Angeles Lakers' pick owed to them.
NBA.com - Nicki Minaj to perform at NBA Awards
Thursday, May 25
Turner and the NBA today announced that global superstar Nicki Minaj will perform during the first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, airing Monday, June 26, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET. The inaugural event, held at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City, will be the NBA's official annual award show to honor all of the league's top performers on one night for the first time.
RealGM - Raptors Acquire 2018 2nd Round Pick From Magic For Jeff Weltman
Thursday, May 25
Raptors Acquire 2018 2nd Round Pick From Magic For Jeff Weltman
Yahoo Sports - College basketball's national champion is often decided by who skips the NBA draft
Thursday, May 25
The deadline for underclassmen to pull their name out of the NBA draft has come and gone, leaving us all with a relatively clear picture of how the nation’s top contenders are going to look in 2017-18. Arizona and Michigan State are being hailed as the big winners from the annual period of spring decision-making
Yahoo Sports - 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Post Early Entry Withdrawal Deadline
Thursday, May 25
Last week, the fearless leaders of Pro Basketball Talk and College Basketball Talk joined forces to put together a comprehensive mock of the first round of the NBA Draft. That podcast was recorded prior to the NBA Draft Lottery, which took place last week, and the NCAA’s deadline for underclassmen to
Sports Illustrated - Former Clippers owner Donald Sterling calls NBA 'a great league'
Thursday, May 25
Donald Sterling changes tone about NBA, calls it a "great league" and Adam Silver "a wonderful leader."
Sports Illustrated - Brandon Ingram is the Lakers’ only untouchable player this off-season
Thursday, May 25
That means D’Angelo Russell is on the table. 
Sports Illustrated - The Luxury Of Love: Cleveland's Not-So-Secret Playoff Weapon
Thursday, May 25
Why Kevin Love has been torching the Celtics—and could do the same to the Warriors.
NBA.com - Atlanta Hawks hire Golden State Warriors' Travis Schlenk as general manager
Thursday, May 25
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks hired Travis Schlenk as general manager and head of basketball operations on Thursday, giving the Golden State assistant GM control of personnel decisions.
RealGM - Magic Johnson Considers Brandon Ingram Untouchable For Lakers
Thursday, May 25
Magic Johnson Considers Brandon Ingram Untouchable For Lakers
NBA.com - Tyronn Lue: Kyrie Irving's left ankle feeling 'good' after Game 4 injury
Thursday, May 25
BOSTON (AP) -- Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says that Kyrie Irving's left ankle is feeling "good" in advance of Cleveland's Game 5 matchup Thursday night with the Celtics.
Yahoo Sports - Comparing Odell Beckham Jr.'s Record-Breaking Nike Deal to NBA Sneaker Contracts
Thursday, May 25
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. broke new ground by inking the richest endorsement contract in history for an NFL athlete, per Nick DePaula of Nice Kicks. Nike is now the long-term, exclusive home to Beckham Jr.'s creative aspirations. Though the final terms of the contract haven&
Sports Illustrated - Nicki Minaj to perform at first-ever NBA Awards show next month
Thursday, May 25
Nicki Minaj is going to perform at the NBA's first annual NBA Awards show. 
RealGM - Kevin Durant Didn't Want His Love Of The Game Stolen From Him
Thursday, May 25
Kevin Durant Didn't Want His Love Of The Game Stolen From Him
ESPN - Ranking top 10 basketball movies
Thursday, May 25
Ranking top 10 basketball movies
Basketball Insiders - The NBA Playoff Winners
Thursday, May 25
Even if they're not in the NBA Finals, there are plenty of postseason winners worth celebrating, writes Benny Nadeau.
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.
NBA.com - Danny Ainge: Lonzo Ball 'politely said no' to pre-Draft workout
Thursday, May 25
Lonzo Ball has informed the Boston Celtics – who hold the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft – he will not work out for the team, Celtics GM Danny Ainge said Thursday on a Boston radio show.
RealGM - Hawks Hire Travis Schlenk As GM, Head Of Basketball Operations
Thursday, May 25
Hawks Hire Travis Schlenk As GM, Head Of Basketball Operations
Sports Illustrated - NBA rumors: Chris Paul, Spurs have mutual interest
Thursday, May 25
Rounding up the latest batch of NBA rumors.
Sports Illustrated - Pros And Cons Of Warriors World Dominance
Thursday, May 25
The Warriors are so close to world dominance. Before they get there, let's weigh the pros and cons of their success. 
RealGM - Danny Ainge Confirms Lonzo Ball Won't Work Out For Celtics
Thursday, May 25
Danny Ainge Confirms Lonzo Ball Won't Work Out For Celtics
RealGM - Hamidou Diallo Withdraws From 2017 NBA Draft
Thursday, May 25
Hamidou Diallo Withdraws From 2017 NBA Draft
Yahoo Sports - Potential none-and-done first-rounder Hamidou Diallo returning to Kentucky
Thursday, May 25
An excellent athlete, Diallo could go high 2018 NBA draft
RealGM - Bulls Expect Dwyane Wade To Exercise $23.8M Player Option
Thursday, May 25
Bulls Expect Dwyane Wade To Exercise $23.8M Player Option
Sports Illustrated - Lonzo Ball won’t work out for Celtics before draft
Thursday, May 25
Yahoo Sports - 3 players who have become stars in the playoffs
Thursday, May 25
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images Teams go through the motions in the regular season. It's about more than just high-quality lineups every night, as factors like health, depth, and organization come into play. The postseason is the ultimate test. Teams don't have to worry about
Basketball Insiders - NBA AM: Who Could Be Traded Around The NBA Draft?
Thursday, May 25
While NBA teams are focused on the draft, many are exploring who they may trade or trade for.
Yahoo Sports - Former NBA player and head coach Lionel Hollins on Wiz, Celtics series
Thursday, May 25
Many expected the Wizards to win their series against the Celtics, but former NBA head coach Lionel Hollins feels you can't underestimate a veteran Celtics team.
NBA.com - Shootaround (May 25): Jaylen Brown questionable for Game 5
Thursday, May 25
Celtics' Brown questionable for Game 5 -- The Boston Celtics need a win tonight in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals to keep their season alive. Whether or not they'll pull that off is unknown, much like the status of their rookie swingman Jaylen Brown. Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com has more on Brown and the hip pointer injury he is dealing with:
Yahoo Sports - NBA Off-Season Preview: Can The Bucks Grow Into A Contender?
Thursday, May 25
​ While the NBA playoffs are still going, the 2017 off–season is rapidly approaching for many teams with massive decisions to make. CBA expert Danny Leroux breaks down the major challenges and opportunities for the Milwaukee Bucks in The Crossover's NBA Summer Preview series. After some surprising
Sports Illustrated - NBA Off-Season Preview: Can The Bucks Grow Into A Contender?
Thursday, May 25
Could Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks be in the East finals this time next year? They'll need to make some tweaks this summer.
Yahoo Sports - Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics: Game 5 Odds, Analysis, NBA Betting Pick
Thursday, May 25
The top-seeded Boston Celtics are on the brink of elimination as they host the second-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers as big home underdogs for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday. Why the Celtics can cover the spread Boston may be playing its last home game here, but the fans should be fully
Yahoo Sports - 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Breakdown of Top PG Prospects and 1st-Round Predictions
Thursday, May 25
Guards will headline the 2017 draft class on June 22. Within the top five, we could see three ball-dominant prospects with varying skill sets come off the board. An overwhelming majority have already penciled Washington product Markelle Fultz as the No. 1 pick to the Boston Celtics. Among the top guards
Yahoo Sports - 20 Great NBA Teams That Didn’t Win a Championship
Thursday, May 25
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.
Yahoo Sports - Spurs apparently have an interest in Derrick Rose
Thursday, May 25
Most probably didn't expect Derrick Rose to be one of this summer's hottest free agents after a disastrous 2016. Somebody didn't tell the San Antonio Spurs. According to ESPN's Ian Begley, the Spurs and even the Minnesota Timberwolves will have an interest in the former New York Knicks
Yahoo Sports - Emmanuel Mudiay to Play in NBA Game in Africa
Thursday, May 25
The NBA today announced the second NBA game in Africa, with Team Africa featuring Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay. The game will take place Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The NBA Africa Game 2017 will take place following the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders
Yahoo Sports - Lonzo Ball's Decision to Not Work Out for Celtics
Thursday, May 25
Vince Carter Plays 'Rate That Thing' Vince Carter returns to The Starters to give his opinions in a game called: 'Rate That Thing'. Watch The Starters weekdays on NBATV throughout the playoffs and get more of them on their website: http://nba.com/thestarters 1 day ago
Yahoo Sports - Former Clippers owner Donald Sterling calls NBA 'a great league'
Thursday, May 25
Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has apparently changed his feelings about about the NBA, calling it "a great league" almost three years after he was forced to sell his team. Those comments are a far cry from what Sterling said about the league when he was banned for life for
Yahoo Sports - Will Pistons & NBA's chase for shooting, offense hurt big men in June draft
Thursday, May 25
AUBURN HILLS – It won't be lost on any NBA team – or come as anything approaching a surprise, really – that three of the final four teams standing ranked among the top five in 3-point volume. San Antonio, the first eliminated, was the outlier, just as the Spurs have been the NBA anomaly for their
Yahoo Sports - Bucks and NBA Math Hoops Partner To Develop Math Skills of Wisconsin Youth
Thursday, May 25
Over the past academic school year, the Milwaukee Bucks have partnered with NBA Math Hoops, a product of Learn Fresh Education Co., to bring a basketball-based educational board game to youth across the state of Wisconsin. NBA Math Hoops, currently in 13 NBA cities engaging over 20,000 youth, is a competitive
Yahoo Sports - Love Hits from Three
Thursday, May 25
James Jones Dunk James Jones throws down the rare dunk and the bench loves it. 8 minutes ago
Yahoo Sports - Why the Mavs Should Pursue Ian Clark This Summer
Thursday, May 25
The Dallas Mavericks historically monitor the free agency market closely and this season will probably be more of the same. However, the Mavs should be looking further down the bench at a player like Ian Clark. Despite the Mavs high-quality depth at shooting guard, the Mavs should take a long, hard look
Basketball Insiders - Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Questionable for Game 5
Thursday, May 25
Boston Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown is questionable for Thursday’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers because of a right hip pointer, the team announced Wednesday. Brown is the latest Celtics player to battle a hip ailment. Isaiah Thomas was shut down for the season after aggravating a lingering hip injury […]
Basketball Insiders - Miami Heat, Chris Bosh Finalize Agreement to Part Ways
Thursday, May 25
The Miami Heat, Chris Bosh and the players’ association have tentatively agreed to a resolution that would allow all parties to move on, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Bosh, 33, hasn’t played since February 2016 because of blood clot issues. He has remained on the Heat roster as the sides have worked through complex medical […]
Basketball Insiders - Richard Jefferson: LeBron was Sick in Game 3 Loss
Thursday, May 25
LeBron James’ teammate Richard Jefferson had an explanation for James’ less-than-stellar performance in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals: He was sick. Jefferson told Fox Sports Ohio after Game 4 on Tuesday night that James got sick from a bug that was going around, which also caused backup Deron Williams to miss a shootaround. […]
Basketball Insiders - Durant Opens as Finals MVP Favorite, Tops Curry
Thursday, May 25
Golden State’s Kevin Durant opened as the favorite to be named NBA Finals MVP on Wednesday at William Hill, the first Nevada sportsbook ever to offer odds on the Finals MVP. Durant is listed at 7-5, followed by Warriors point guard Stephen Curry at 8-5. Cleveland’s LeBron James, a three-time Finals MVP, is next at […]
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 - 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
Yahoo Sports - Sebastian Saiz works out with the Raptors and Spurs
Thursday, May 25
Sebastian Saiz had an incredible 2016-17 season at Ole Miss, averaging a double-double per game (15 points, 11 rebounds) and generally terrorizing other teams on both ends of the floor. He's somewhat undersized for an NBA center, though, playing more of a power forward role without the range. He&
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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. 
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
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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 […]
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
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
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
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
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?