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ESPN - Center Speights declines option with Clippers
Wednesday, May 24
Center Speights declines option with Clippers
ESPN - Heat's McRoberts to pick up $6 million option
Wednesday, May 24
Heat's McRoberts to pick up $6 million option
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James: 5 Moments When We Most Loved No. 23
Wednesday, May 24
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 - 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Lottery Edition
Wednesday, May 24
Now that the NBA Draft lottery is behind us and the official pick order is set, we have a better sense of how things might shake out on the big night.
ESPN - J.R. Smith brings daughter home from hospital
Wednesday, May 24
J.R. Smith brings daughter home from hospital
Yahoo Sports - 20 Great NBA Teams That Didn’t Win a Championship
Wednesday, May 24
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 - 9 Biggest Smackdowns in NBA History
Wednesday, May 24
The NBA is full of one-sided games and monster scores. Here are the 9 largest margins of victory in the history of the league.
Yahoo Sports - NBA: The 5 Best Boston Celtics of All Time
Wednesday, May 24
The C's are arguably the most successful franchise in the NBA. These are the best Boston Celtics players to suit up in green.
FOX Sports - Watch LeBron get whistled for his 4th foul in the first half -- for the first time in his career
Wednesday, May 24
LeBron James had to sit with almost 7 minutes left in the half as the Boston Celtics led Game 4.
ESPN - C's Thomas sees specialist, surgery undecided
Wednesday, May 24
C's Thomas sees specialist, surgery undecided
Yahoo Sports - The NBA world went crazy when LeBron James picked up his fourth foul in the first half
Wednesday, May 24
The shorthanded Celtics got a major break during the second quarter of Tuesday's Game 4 in Cleveland. With 6:46 remaining in the second quarter, LeBron James picked up his fourth foul. Really, it happened. It was the first time in James' career that he had picked up four fouls in the first half
Yahoo Sports - The 11 Winningest Coaches in NBA Playoff History
Wednesday, May 24
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.
NBA.com - 2017 NBA Finals Schedule
Wednesday, May 24
(1) Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics/OR/Cleveland Cavaliers
Yahoo Sports - Follow live: Kyrie Irving to the rescue for Cavs
Wednesday, May 24
The Celtics led most of the way, but Irving has led Cleveland all the way back in front late in the game.
FOX Sports - J.R. Smith finally brings home baby daughter more than 4 months after she was born
Wednesday, May 24
Dakota weighed just 1 pound when she was born five months premature in January.
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Best NBA Players From the One-and-Done Era
Wednesday, May 24
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.
Yahoo Sports - 10 Athletes Who Were Forced to Retire Early
Wednesday, May 24
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.
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.
CBS Sports - Celtics-Cavaliers Game 4: Score, highlights, updates, live blog for Eastern Conference finals
Tuesday, May 23
The Celtics are giving the Cavs trouble again
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.
CBS Sports - Celtics-Cavaliers Game 4: Kelly Olynyk to start in place of injured Amir Johnson
Tuesday, May 23
Boston's starting five will look even more different in Game 4
FOX Sports - UCLA's Welsh, Holiday withdraw names from NBA draft
Tuesday, May 23
LOS ANGELES (AP) Center Thomas Welsh and reserve guard Aaron Holiday will return to UCLA after taking their names out of consideration for the NBA draft.
ESPN - Pop proud of Spurs' first post-Duncan season
Tuesday, May 23
Pop proud of Spurs' first post-Duncan season
Yahoo Sports - Kevin Durant's legacy won't be secured with just one NBA title with Golden State Warriors
Tuesday, May 23
For the second time, Kevin Durant is in the NBA Finals. Hell be with another team, the Golden State Warriors, thatll be favored to win for the second time in three years. Like LeBron James when he eloped to the Miami Heat to get his first two championship rings, credit wont automatically come with
NBA.com - Orlando Magic hire Jeff Weltman, who brings John Hammond in as GM
Tuesday, May 23
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Jeff Weltman brought in a familiar face to help him try and turn the Orlando Magic around.
Yahoo Sports - NBA's Silver on social media
Tuesday, May 23
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he encourages his players and teams to have a voice on social media.
CBS Sports - Pau Gasol says in all his years, Warriors 'playing at the highest level right now'
Tuesday, May 23
Gasol was a part of NBA title-winning Lakers teams in 2009 and 2010
Yahoo Sports - Utah Utes forward Kyle Kuzma rising up draft boards
Tuesday, May 23
Kyle Kuzma wasn't sure how things would play out when he announced plans in late March to test the NBA draft. The Utah Utes junior forward was well aware of the doubters and didn't immediately hire an agent to keep open the option to return for his senior year. A month later, Kuzma has hired
FOX Sports - Utah Utes forward Kyle Kuzma rising up draft boards
Tuesday, May 23
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Kyle Kuzma wasn't sure how things would play out when he announced plans in late March to test the NBA draft. The Utah Utes junior forward was well aware of the doubters and didn't immediately hire an agent to keep open the option to return for his senior year.
Yahoo Sports - Here's why the Sixers will be the most interesting team in the NBA this offseason
Tuesday, May 23
The Philadelphia 76ers are the most interesting team in the NBA this offseason. There is a real chance that, after four years of acquiring assets, losing games and inspiring arguments, they are ready to take the much-anticipated Next Step. Philadelphia is flush with cash and young talent, and its 28-
FOX Sports - Colin Cowherd explains why the Warriors' title window is smaller than you think
Tuesday, May 23
Colin Cowherd says if the Warriors miss out on a title this season, they may not get more chances.
Sports Illustrated - Report: Heat, Chris Bosh approaching contract resolution
Tuesday, May 23
Chris Bosh could be one step closer to a comeback.
FOX Sports - Ginobili's uncertain future has Spurs fans feeling anxious
Tuesday, May 23
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Manu Ginobili was swept away by the emotions of a sold-out home crowd serenading him with chants of ''Manu, Manu'' and rising as one for a standing ovation in the closing minutes of the Western Conference Finals.
FOX Sports - Should the Sacramento Kings package their 2017 draft picks to move up?
Tuesday, May 23
Should the Sacramento Kings consider trading the No.5 and No. 10 picks in the NBA Draft in an attempt to move up?The Sacramento Kings are heading into the 2017 NBA Draft with the No. 5 and No. 10 overall picks. After suffering through another disappointing season and trading away DeMarcus Cousins,...
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.
CBS Sports - Report: Heat, Chris Bosh reach agreement to part ways in coming weeks
Tuesday, May 23
The hope for the Heat is that Bosh's salary will not affect the team's cap in the future
Yahoo Sports - Key returning to Alabama for sophomore season
Tuesday, May 23
Avery Johnson gets good news in search of first tourney appearance
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 - Bucks GM leaving for same position with Orlando Magic
Tuesday, May 23
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond is leaving to take the same position with the Orlando Magic. The Magic announced that Hammond signed a five-year contract with the team. Hammond was with the Bucks since 2008. He drafted All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo along with current
CBS Sports - WATCH: Seth Curry says he's a better shooter than older brother Stephen Curry
Tuesday, May 23
Seth's shooting numbers were better than Curry in the 2016-17 regular season
FOX Sports - LeBron James will bounce back in Game 4 vs. Boston Celtics | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF
Tuesday, May 23
Chris Broussard and Jim Jackson joined Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock to discuss how LeBron James can rectify his sub-par Game 3 performance vs. Boston.
FOX Sports - Kevin Durant can justify move to Golden State with NBA Finals championship | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF
Tuesday, May 23
Jim Jackson and Chris Broussard joined Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock to discuss what Kevin Durant must do to justify his off-season relocation.
Yahoo Sports - Purdue players benefit from NBA process
Tuesday, May 23
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — With 24 hours to go until the deadline for players to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school, Purdue still doesn't know if two pieces of its talented frontcourt will return. Caleb Swanigan will likely take his decision — or, more likely, the announcement thereof —
Yahoo Sports - Report: NBA, NBPA nearing deal that will make Chris Bosh a free agent and grant the Heat cap relief
Tuesday, May 23
The NBA and its players' association are nearing a deal that would grant the Heat permanent salary cap relief from Bosh's contract, even if he signs elsewhere, per the Sun-Sentinel's Ira Winderman.
ESPN - Magic lure Bucks general manager Hammond
Tuesday, May 23
Magic lure Bucks general manager Hammond
FOX Sports - LeBron James says he's 'moving forward' after J.R. Smith questioned his Game 3 aggressiveness
Tuesday, May 23
James finished with 11 points in the bizarre Game 3 performance.
RealGM - Magic Hire John Hammond As GM
Tuesday, May 23
Magic Hire John Hammond As GM
Yahoo Sports - Golden State Warriors writing 'new chapter' after last year's Finals loss
Tuesday, May 23
SAN ANTONIO — The infamous tape never stopped playing in their minds. The 3-1 lead. The LeBron James stepover in Game 4. The Draymond Green suspension for Game 5. The Kyrie Irving stepback at the end. The unprecedented NBA Finals collapse against the Cleveland Cavaliers. So when the Golden State Warriors
NBA.com - Orlando Magic hire John Hammond for GM position
Tuesday, May 23
Orlando's front office restructuring is nearing completion as the Magic have officially hired Milwaukee Bucks' general manager John Hammond for the same position. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical was first to report the move.
Sports Illustrated - How to watch Celtics vs. Cavs Game 4: Live stream, TV
Tuesday, May 23
How to watch Cavs vs. Celtics.
Yahoo Sports - Top NBA draft prospect Josh Jackson must take anger management classes
Tuesday, May 23
The draft prospect must also refrain from alcohol and recreational drugs for a year after allegedly threatening a woman while vandalizing her car.
ESPN - Follow live: How will LeBron respond?
Tuesday, May 23
Follow live: How will LeBron respond?
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 […]
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 - Markis McDuffie to return to WSU basketball team
Tuesday, May 23
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Markis McDuffie says the NBA can wait. The Wichita State basketball standout has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to play for the Shockers next season. On social media, McDuffie wrote, "As amazing the experience was, how much I learned on and off the court, and
RealGM - Joe Lacob Hopes Warriors Resolve 'Unfinished Business' Against Cavs
Tuesday, May 23
Joe Lacob Hopes Warriors Resolve 'Unfinished Business' Against Cavs
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.
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
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
Yahoo Sports - Lin: Racist comments more common in college
Tuesday, May 23
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University
Yahoo Sports - How Jayhawks compare to each other in NBA statistical categories
Tuesday, May 23
Now that Paul Pierce has retired from the NBA it's a good time to look at where Jayhawks stand compared to each other in terms of a few NBA statistical categories: GAMES 1 - Paul Pierce 1,343 2 - Wilt Chamberlain: 1,045 3 - Dave Robisch: 930 4 - Bill Bridges: 926 5 - Nick Collison: 895 6 - Danny
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. 
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
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.
Yahoo Sports - Warriors owner Joe Lacob still thinks they 'were the better team' last year, wants Cavaliers again this year
Tuesday, May 23
Following his team's sweep of the San Antonio Spurs, Lacob made clear his preference to face the Cavs in a Finals three-match, while maintaining the Warriors "were the better team" despite their 2016 NBA Finals loss.
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:
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 - Size 20 Shoes? 9 NBA Players With the Biggest Feet
Tuesday, May 23
In the NBA, there are some big men with massive feet, but it's not only the seven-footers who need custom shoes. Although, truthfully, it mainly is.
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 - Dallas Mavericks: 5 Possible Free Agent Shooting Guards
Tuesday, May 23
The Dallas Mavericks are ready to go for the future with both the small forward and center positions but could definitely use an upgrade at the other three. Here are a short list of possible shooting guards that could help the Mavs down the road. Every team needs a good shooting guard. The Dallas Mavericks
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
Yahoo Sports - Teams That Could Be Left in Shambles After NBA Free Agency
Tuesday, May 23
The 60-win Atlanta Hawks of 2014-15 have almost been erased from the NBA's memory bank. Four of the five starters are already gone. So too are the uniforms that preceded the current heavily highlighted threads. Four-time All-Star Paul Millsap, the lone starter still around, could break both the bank
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 - Whether he retires or plays on, legacy of beloved San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is set
Tuesday, May 23
As he walked off the floor with 2:25 left in the fourth quarter, the crowd rose to its feet with the roar of a jet and the kind of sentiment that could lift one right off the runway without help from engines on the wings. Which was entirely appropriate since Manu Ginobili has spent the past 15 years
Yahoo Sports - As NBA teams make more use of D-League, prospects more open to experience
Tuesday, May 23
AUBURN HILLS – College players weighing the decision to come to the NBA don't dream about playing in the D-League. But they're universally aware that most of them are likelier to get a carafe than a cup of coffee in the NBA's minor league in today's environment. The stigma might not have
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
Yahoo Sports - Knicks reportedly could still have interest in Ricky Rubio
Tuesday, May 23
Apr 4, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) during the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.  Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports The New York Knicks may still have interest in trading for Ricky Rubio. The Knicks reportedly were in trade talks with
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
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 - Jamel Artis working out for Lakers, Rockets, Kings
Tuesday, May 23
Pitt guard/forward Jamel Artis is preparing for the NBA Draft. He didn't have a great showing at the NBA Combine, but he will also have plenty of time to impress teams. Artis has a busy week. On Monday, he reportedly worked out for the Sacramento Kings. Today, he's working out for the Los Angeles
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
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 - Doug Robinson: Super Teams are hurting the NBA
Tuesday, May 23
NBA fans are the biggest suckers in the sports world. They are totally deluded. They think their team has a chance to win a championship someday. They don't. Sorry to spoil the ending. The vast majority of teams are just there to fill out the schedule and sell tickets. A championship chase is an
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
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 - 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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 […]
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
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
RealGM - LeBron James Wins 16-17 Citizenship Award
Monday, May 22
LeBron James Wins 16-17 Citizenship Award
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?
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
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?