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CBS Sports - WATCH: Warriors' Durant denies Dejounte Murray with crazy double block in Game 4
Tuesday, May 23
Durant made sure the rookie wasn't going to score on the fastbreak
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
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.
CBS Sports - Warriors-Spurs Game 4: Score, highlights, updates, live blog for Western Conference finals
Tuesday, May 23
The Warriors try to sweep the Spurs and advance to the NBA Finals
Yahoo Sports - Follow live: Spurs fighting to force Game 5
Tuesday, May 23
Manu Ginobili and San Antonio haven't been able to solve Golden State's star-laden lineups. Will their season end tonight?
CBS Sports - Enes Kanter shares wild story about how Turkish government sent police after him
Tuesday, May 23
Enes Kanter had to run from the police in Indonesia before his return to the United States
Yahoo Sports - CLE Public Library engages in bookish social media trash talk with libraries in NBA rival cities
Tuesday, May 23
CLEVELAND - Librarians got game. Staff members at the Cleveland Public Library have gotten into the NBA playoffs in a big way, using books and social media to engage in smack talk with colleagues in rival cities.  They call it "Book Spine Poetry." BOSTON  The Boston librarians got their revenge
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.
CBS Sports - Sorry, haters, but Stephen Curry's taste in frozen pizza is actually extremely good
Tuesday, May 23
The Warriors guard is a Red Baron fan -- and there's nothing wrong with that
ESPN - Warriors C Pachulia (heel) out for Game 4
Tuesday, May 23
Warriors C Pachulia (heel) out for Game 4
FOX Sports - AP source: Magic hire Weltman to head basketball operations
Tuesday, May 23
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic have reached for an unknown to fill the role of 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 […]
ESPN - Spurs rule Leonard out for Game 4 vs. Warriors
Tuesday, May 23
Spurs rule Leonard out for Game 4 vs. Warriors
ESPN - Source: Raptors GM Weltman to be Magic prez
Tuesday, May 23
Source: Raptors GM Weltman to be Magic prez
FOX Sports - Leonard to miss Game 4 with Spurs on brink of elimination
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 - 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.
ESPN - C's Johnson (shoulder) questionable for Gm. 4
Monday, May 22
C's Johnson (shoulder) questionable for Gm. 4
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
CBS Sports - Magic to hire Raptors GM Jeff Weltman as new president of basketball operations
Monday, May 22
Jeff Weltman worked in the Toronto front office for four years
CBS Sports - Isaiah Thomas celebrated with Celtics on FaceTime after their Game 3 win
Monday, May 22
The All-Star guard was not with the team in Cleveland after a hip injury knocked him out of the playoffs
RealGM - Kawhi Leonard Ruled Out For Game 4
Monday, May 22
Kawhi Leonard Ruled Out For Game 4
FOX Sports - Are the NBA Playoffs worth watching amidst number of blowouts?
Monday, May 22
This postseason has seen a number of blowouts by the top teams.
CBS Sports - Spurs-Warriors: Kawhi Leonard to miss Game 4 with ankle injury
Monday, May 22
Kawhi Leonard will be out yet again due to an ankle injury
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
Yahoo Sports - Warriors-Spurs Game 4: Golden State looks to avoid Cavs-like letdown, move to Finals
Monday, May 22
The Warriors enter Game 4 of the Western Conference finals trying to do what the Cleveland Cavaliers were unable to do: Remain undefeated in the playoffs. If they win, they'll clinch a third straight trip to the NBA Finals. San Antonio is down 3-0 and has struggled to keep pace with the Warriors
ESPN - Durant: remarks not meant to disrespect fans
Monday, May 22
Durant: remarks not meant to disrespect fans
Sports Illustrated - Report: 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
FOX Sports - James, Cavaliers aim to rebound in Game 4 vs. Celtics (May 23, 2017)
Monday, May 22
CLEVELAND -- Forget playing like he had throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.
FOX Sports - James, Cavs look to bounce back from Game 3 loss to Celtics
Monday, May 22
Forget playing like he had throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.
FOX Sports - Rawle Alkins will return for sophomore season at Arizona
Monday, May 22
6-foot-5 guard withdraws name from NBA draft
CBS Sports - Kevin Durant says he doesn't plan on leaving Golden State: 'I love it here'
Monday, May 22
Kevin Durant says he's going to return to the Warriors next season
CBS Sports - Euroleague final had fires in stands, Salt Bae, and ceremonial cutting of a man bun
Monday, May 22
The EuroLeague championship got crazy after Turkish club Fenerbahçe won the the championship
FOX Sports - Colin Cowherd: Would the Celtics be better off trading Isaiah Thomas?
Monday, May 22
After beating the Cavaliers without Thomas, should the Celtics think about cashing in on his trade value?
Yahoo Sports - Orioles still welcome former draftee Pat Connaughton's return to baseball as he considers 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 the second year of a three-year contract with the NBA
FOX 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?
FOX Sports - Report: Raptors GM Jeff Weltman pegged to lead Magic front office
Monday, May 22
Jeff Weltman was second in command behind Masai Ujiri in Toronto. 
ESPN - Cavs' Smith expects 'better' LeBron in Game 4
Monday, May 22
Cavs' Smith expects 'better' LeBron in Game 4
FOX Sports - Tim Duncan makes rare appearance at Spurs practice
Monday, May 22
Tim Duncan had apparently accepted a request to speak publicly for the first time since quietly retiring in the offseason.
CBS Sports - Warriors vs. Spurs Game 4: How to watch, live stream Western Conference finals online, TV channel, start time
Monday, May 22
The Warriors look for the sweep and another trip to the NBA Finals
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 - 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.
CBS Sports - Wizards reportedly plan to offer John Wall a long-term extension, but would he take it?
Monday, May 22
John Wall isn't entirely committed to the Wizards yet
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 - Maryland’s Justin Jackson to work out with Raptors ahead of NBA Draft decision deadline
Monday, May 22
Maryland forward Justin Jackson will work out with the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, according to The Baltimore Suns Don Markus. Jackson has until Wednesday to decide whether hell stay in the 2017 NBA Draft or return to Maryland for his sophomore season, so this means he likely wont release his choice
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
Yahoo Sports - For the culture: 10 NBA teams that need course corrections in the offseason
Monday, May 22
After the Toronto Raptors suffered a sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the playoffs, team president Masai Ujiri told reporters they needed a "culture reset." In order to take the next step, Ujiri didn't think Toronto just needed to add more shooting or
Yahoo Sports - Report: Shaq Morris will return to Wichita State for senior season
Monday, May 22
Wichita State center Shaq Morris will return for his senior season, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Rothstein, citing a source, said Morris withdrew his name from the NBA Draft. Wednesday is the deadline for athletes who declare for the NBA Draft to withdraw without losing eligibility. Morris
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.
Yahoo Sports - Outside The Lines
Monday, May 22
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Yahoo Sports - Windhorst says LeBron had fan ejected
Monday, May 22
Brian Windhorst reveals the back and forth between LeBron James and a fan he later had ousted.
Yahoo Sports - NBA free agent rankings: Curry, KD, CP3, Hayward, more stars in top 30
Monday, May 22
The 2017 crop of NBA free agents includes two MVPs (Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant) and several other perennial All-Stars. While some of the biggest names on the market might not be on the move, there are plenty of options for teams shopping with cap space.
CBS Sports - For the culture: 10 NBA teams that need course corrections in the offseason
Monday, May 22
Sometimes, offseason needs aren't just about personnel
Yahoo Sports - Justin Timberlake overshadows NBA star
Monday, May 22
NBA star Mike Conley Jr. gets plenty of shine on the hardwood, but off the court is a different story entirely. Conley has developed a friendship with megastar Justin Timberlake, who frequently overshadows the Memphis Grizzlies point guard when the two are out on the town. Since becoming a minority owner
Yahoo Sports - 8 terrible playoff performances by NBA superstars
Monday, May 22
Stats: 18 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, 4-8 fgs, 10-11 fts, 4 TOs Yes, even the great Michael Jordan came up with a dud from time to time in the playoffs. His Airness took just eight shots in the game against the Bad Boy Detroit Pistons – but he did get to the free-throw line 11 times and converted
Yahoo Sports - Hawkins Working Out For NBA Teams
Monday, May 22
If you are looking for a great defensive player, who is fast and can leap tall building with a single bounce, Dominique Hawkins, who has a 44.5 inch vertical leap might be your man. Hawkins, who isn't expected to be drafted, will work out with the Lakers, and KSTV says he will also work out for the
Yahoo Sports - John Wall joins annoying trend, retweets a fan to get a class out of an assignment
Monday, May 22
John Wall is the MVP for one classroom. On Monday, the Wizards guard retweeted one student who was promised that her teacher would give her class a perfect score on a math exam if Wall would just give them a retweet. Wall's tweet came shortly after the Wizards' official account retweeted the
Yahoo Sports - The NBA's culture warriors
Monday, May 22
CRISIS IS A RELATIVE TERM when a team is 31-5, but on a Friday night in January, the Warriors are struggling with issues of identity. Having watched their 23-point lead over Memphis dwindle to two in the closing minute of regulation, they simply don't know what kind of basketball they want to play
Yahoo Sports - LeBron vs. KD is the ultimate must-see matchup
Monday, May 22
Stephen A. Smith wants the trilogy to get here sooner rather than later because the matchup everyone wants to see is LeBron James go up against Kevin Durant.
Yahoo Sports - Duncan offers tips, laughs to struggling Spurs
Monday, May 22
Associated Press SAN ANTONIO -- 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. Tim Duncan, the NBA's most reclusive star,
Yahoo Sports - Longhorns G Jones withdraws from NBA draft
Monday, May 22
Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer Close Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato Follow on Twitter Texas guard Andrew Jones will return for his sophomore season after announcing his withdrawal from the NBA draft via Twitter on Monday. "I'
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.
Yahoo Sports - Warriors-Spurs Game 4: Golden State looks to avoid Cavs-like letdown, move to Finals
Monday, May 22
The Warriors enter Game 4 of the Western Conference finals trying to do what the Cleveland Cavaliers were unable to do: remain undefeated in the playoffs. If they win, they'll clinch a third straight trip to the NBA Finals. San Antonio is down 3-0 and has struggled to keep pace with the Warriors
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.
Yahoo Sports - Did Marcus Smart prove that Isaiah Thomas is expendable?
Monday, May 22
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Yahoo Sports - Locked On Spurs Ep. 196: Lessons learned
Monday, May 22
On this episode of Locked On Spurs, with the San Antonio Spurs facing playoff elimination in the West Finals, I take a look back at what we've learned about this team. From LaMarcus Aldridge to the team fighting until the end, I look at three things we have learned about this Spurs team.
Yahoo Sports - Boston Celtics GM encourages son to run for Chaffetz seat
Monday, May 22
Washington (CNN)Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge -- like any hot NBA shooter -- is in heat-check mode. Coming off one of the most successful stretches in post-Larry Bird franchise history -- a week that saw the Celtics advance to the semifinals of the NBA playoffs and win the coveted first
Yahoo Sports - Guerschon Yabusele (foot) undergoes surgery
Monday, May 22
The 16th pick of the 2016 draft spent most of the season in China where he averaged 20.9 points and 9.4 rebounds before joining the Maine Red Claws of the D-League for their playoff run. Yabusele is "unlikely" to be ready for summer league, but he is expected to be good to go for the start
Yahoo Sports - Duncan provides needed tips, laughs for injury-ravaged Spurs
Monday, May 22
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. Tim Duncan, the NBA's most reclusive star, had apparently accepted a request
Yahoo Sports - Rumor Central: Dion Waiters' first choice is to stay with Heat
Monday, May 22
ESPN.com Dion Waiters put up strong numbers during the 2016-17 season, his first with the Miami Heat, and he's hoping to re-sign with the team in July. "I want to be there," Waiters told a local radio station last week, according to The Palm Beach Post. "When that time comes and we
Yahoo Sports - The Celtics Pulled Off the NBA Upset of the Year
Monday, May 22
The Boston Celtics were on the road without their best player against a team that was undefeated in the playoffs and had blown them out the last time they were on the same court. It was the single biggest statistical upset of the entire NBA season.
Yahoo Sports - Smart's career game saves the Celts
Monday, May 22
Marcus Smart steps into Isaiah Thomas' role and draws praise on both sides of the court for a poised performance.
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. 
Yahoo Sports - Durant: 'I made the 100% correct decision' signing with Warriors
Monday, May 22
Kevin Durant's 2015-16 season ended one win shy of the NBA Finals, and a year later, he's back in that same spot - albeit under different, arguably more favorable circumstances. Durant is a Golden State Warrior now, flanked by three other All-Stars rather than just the one he ran with in Oklahoma
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.
Yahoo Sports - Stephen A.: Durant on 10-year honeymoon without title
Monday, May 22
Stephen A. Smith believes Kevin Durant hasn't taken enough heat for not winning a championship.
Yahoo Sports - Celtics need shooter, shot blocker if IT4 is traded
Monday, May 22
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman explain how the Celtics could use Isaiah Thomas as a commodity piece for a trade to help their defense.
Yahoo Sports - Golden State becoming the Road Warriors
Monday, May 22
ESPN Stats & Information The Golden State Warriors have suddenly found a way to win in San Antonio. The Warriors have won three of their last four games at the AT&T Center and have a chance to clinch their trip to the NBA Finals there on Monday night. Prior to that stretch, the Warriors were 3-38 over
Yahoo Sports - 2017 NBA Awards Rules
Monday, May 22
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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.
Yahoo Sports - Mike Trout Monday: Has Mike Trout somehow gotten better?
Monday, May 22
This weekend, Mike Trout made his first regular-season visit to Citi Field and his first appearance at the Mets' home park since the 2013 All-Star Game. On Friday afternoon, Trout spent some time in the visitors' dugout facing a horde of New York media and cheerfully but uninterestingly answering
RealGM - Paul Millsap Opts Out Of $21.4M Contract With Hawks
Monday, May 22
Paul Millsap Opts Out Of $21.4M Contract With Hawks
Yahoo Sports - NBA Playoffs: Monday's Game 4 could be Manu Ginobili's final game
Monday, May 22
The Spurs and Warriors are set to face off in a potentially decisive Game 4 Monday night, and for one player, it could mean his last NBA game. Manu Ginobili has been synonymous with Spurs basketball for over a decade while helping the franchise to four NBA titles throughout his career. But the 39-year-old
Yahoo Sports - Source: Guerschon Yabusele has foot surgery, unlikely for summer league
Monday, May 22
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Celtics since 2007 Emmy award-winning videographer Joined ESPNBoston.com in 2009 Follow on Twitter CLEVELAND -- Guerschon Yabusele, a 2016 first-round pick of the Boston Celtics, underwent surgery recently to remove bone spurs from the top of both feet and
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.
NBA.com - Kevin Durant says he made '100 percent correct decision' last summer
Monday, May 22
Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Kevin Durant didn't miss any of the fireworks his offseason decision last summer made in the world of social media. His move in free agency from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Warriors stirred up plenty of emotion from a variety of folks.
NBA.com - Shootaround (May 22) -- Decision about future looms for Manu Ginobili
Monday, May 22
No. 1: Key decision looms for Ginobili -- Game 4 of the Western Conference finals tonight (9 ET, ESPN) will mark the 211th playoff game in Manu Ginobili's career. As the San Antonio Spurs try to stave off elimination in the series, a loss would hasten the questions about whether or not Ginobili, a free agent this summer, will return to the NBA or retire this summer. Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News takes stock of what lies ahead for Ginobili:
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
NBA.com - Fan heckles Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James after poor Game 3
Monday, May 22
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James' frustrating night kept going after one of the worst playoff games of his splendid career.
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
ESPN - Cavs blow 21-point lead in Game 3 as LeBron disappears
Monday, May 22
Cavs blow 21-point lead in Game 3 as LeBron disappears
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. 
Sports Illustrated - Watch: Avery Bradley hits game-winning three to hand Cavaliers' first playoff loss
Monday, May 22
The Celtics were down 66–50 at halftime.
Sports Illustrated - Report: Knicks part ways with assistant Josh Longstaff
Monday, May 22
Knicks cut ties with assistant close to Kristaps Porzingis.
RealGM - LeBron James Wins 16-17 Citizenship Award
Monday, May 22
LeBron James Wins 16-17 Citizenship Award
NBA.com - Report: Pachulia says family threatened, partially blames Popovich
Monday, May 22
Warriors center Zaza Pachulia says his family was threatened via social media after his injury-inducing incident with Spurs star Kawhi Leonard, and he partially blames Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
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!
Sports Illustrated - Watch: Cavaliers take the court to Monstars theme music before Game 3
Monday, May 22
The Cavaliers took a little shot at the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.
Sports Illustrated - Zaza Pachulia's family threatened after Kawhi Leonard injury
Sunday, May 21
Security officers were recently deployed to Pachilia's childrens' school.
Sports Illustrated - Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game 4 vs. Warriors
Sunday, May 21
The Spurs will face elimination without Kawhi Leonard.
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?
Sports Illustrated - Kevin Durant Is Back On Brink Of The NBA Finals
Sunday, May 21
Kevin Durant is back on the brink of the NBA Finals, but this time he's with the Warriors and it couldn't be more different. 
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 […]
Basketball Insiders - Kevin Durant on Playoffs: ‘If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.’
Sunday, May 21
Kevin Durant on the amount of blowouts this postseason: “If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.” Source: Kenny Ducey of Sports Illustrated on Twitter
Basketball Insiders - Draymond Green: Warriors Cavaliers Finals ‘Not Inevitable’
Sunday, May 21
Asked Draymond Green if they know it’s inevitable that it’ll be GSW-CLE in the Finals: “Nah, it’s not inevitable. We’ve lost a lead before.” Source: Tim Kawakami of The Mercury News on Twitter
Basketball Insiders - Sources: Pacers Given Permission to Interview Buchanan
Sunday, May 21
The Indiana Pacers have received permission to interview Hornets exec Chad Buchanan for a spot in their front office, league sources say. Source: Mark Stein of ESPN on Twitter
Basketball Insiders - Gregg Popovich: ‘Tim Can’t Help Us’
Sunday, May 21
Pop on if Tim Duncan can help: “Tim can’t help us a lick. He can’t play dead anymore. He just comes for the free lunch.” Source: Melissa Rohlin of the San Antonio Express-News
Basketball Insiders - Cavs Jefferson on Beal Talk: ‘It makes absolutely no sense’
Sunday, May 21
Cleveland forward Richard Jefferson called Washington a “very good team,” but strongly said that [Beal] was out of line. “It seems like the teams that are at home now want to start talking,” Jefferson said. “Dion Waiters was saying that nobody wanted to see the Miami Heat, nobody wants to see the Miami Heat. Then Bradley […]
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
Sports Illustrated - Will The Warriors Go Bigger In The Finals?
Sunday, May 21
Golden State's Game 3 victory showed how versatile the Warriors' skilled size may ultimately prove a dangerous factor in the Finals.
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
RealGM - Pelicans Close To Hiring Chris Finch As Assistant Coach
Friday, May 19
Pelicans Close To Hiring Chris Finch As Assistant Coach
RealGM - RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie On The Draft Lottery
Friday, May 19
RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie On The Draft Lottery
RealGM - Kawhi Leonard Doesn't Practice, Remains Questionable For Game 3
Friday, May 19
Kawhi Leonard Doesn't Practice, Remains Questionable For Game 3
RealGM - Utah May Be Unwilling To Match Rival Offers For George Hill
Friday, May 19
Utah May Be Unwilling To Match Rival Offers For George Hill
RealGM - Jazz Will Do Everything Possible To Re-Sign Gordon Hayward
Friday, May 19
Jazz Will Do Everything Possible To Re-Sign Gordon Hayward
RealGM - Hawks Offered Four Future First Round Picks To Pacers For Paul George
Friday, May 19
Hawks Offered Four Future First Round Picks To Pacers For Paul George
RealGM - Isaiah Thomas Talks To Markelle Fultz About Playing Together With Celtics
Friday, May 19
Isaiah Thomas Talks To Markelle Fultz About Playing Together With Celtics
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?
RealGM - Westbrook, Harden, Wall Join Curry In Eligibility For DPVE In 2017
Thursday, May 18
Westbrook, Harden, Wall Join Curry In Eligibility For DPVE In 2017
RealGM - Harden, LeBron, Westbrook, Davis, Leonard Named To All-NBA First Team
Thursday, May 18
Harden, LeBron, Westbrook, Davis, Leonard Named To All-NBA First Team
ESPN - It's time for players to make big, big decisions
Wednesday, May 17
It's time for players to make big, big decisions
ESPN - Who should stay in the NBA draft and who should go back to school
Saturday, May 13
Who should stay in the NBA draft and who should go back to school
ESPN - 2017 NBA playoffs: Key dates, schedule, matchups and news
Saturday, April 15
2017 NBA playoffs: Key dates, schedule, matchups and news