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Yahoo Sports - 9 Biggest Smackdowns in NBA History
Thursday, April 27
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 - The 10 Most Valuable NBA Teams of 2017
Thursday, April 27
Per Forbes, the average NBA franchise is now worth $1.36 billion. Here are the 10 most valuable NBA teams that are worth more than the rest in 2017.
Yahoo Sports - 5 Former NBA Stars Who Best Compare to LeBron James
Thursday, April 27
Everyone loves to compare LeBron James to Michael Jordan, but we have five former NBA stars who actually compare to LeBron's skills on the court.
Yahoo Sports - The 25 Shortest NBA Players in League History
Thursday, April 27
NBA players are known for being tall, but several players had success despite being under six-feet. Here are the 25 shortest NBA players ever.
Yahoo Sports - The Top 5 Candidates for 2017 NBA MVP
Thursday, April 27
As a group, these 5 candidates for the 2017 NBA MVP award combine staggering statistical output alongside compelling storylines.
Yahoo Sports - 20 Best NBA Players Who Went Undrafted
Thursday, April 27
Most of the biggest stars in the NBA are taken with the first few picks in the draft, but we have 20 of the best players that went undrafted.
Yahoo Sports - How LeBron James' Salary Compares to the Highest-Paid NBA Players
Thursday, April 27
LeBron James' latest contract will make him the highest-paid NBA player for the first time in his career. See how his 2016-17 salary soars above the rest.
ESPN - Fans to decide six NBA Awards show winners
Thursday, April 27
Fans to decide six NBA Awards show winners
Yahoo Sports - NBA announces fan voting, nominees for six new awards, including Dunk of the Year
Thursday, April 27
Fans can vote on end-of-season NBA awards such as Dunk of the Year, Assist of the Year, Block of the Year and Game Winner of the Year.
Yahoo Sports - Behind the scenes of an NBA game production
Thursday, April 27
A COUPLE OF SEASONS AGO, the Olate Dogs, winners of the seventh season of "America's Got Talent," performed at halftime of a Memphis Grizzlies game. The act consists of a series of tricks and rarely travels with fewer than a half-dozen dogs. Canines being who they are, it's not unusual
ESPN - Bulls' Rondo 'a long shot' for Gm. 6 vs. Celtics
Thursday, April 27
Bulls' Rondo 'a long shot' for Gm. 6 vs. Celtics
Yahoo Sports - 7 Professional Athletes That Everybody Loved No Matter What
Thursday, April 27
Most fans have one guy who they just love to cheer for, but most of the time the "fan favorites" turns out to be bad ballplayers and nothing more.
FOX Sports - Ranking the best bench celebrators in NBA history
Thursday, April 27
Dynasties come and go but the bench mob in undefeated
Yahoo Sports - 25 Players With the Most Assists in NBA History
Thursday, April 27
Fans love to focus on the big time scorers and flashy dunkers, but we have the top 25 all-time leaders in assists in NBA history.
Yahoo Sports - 25 Most Expensive Contracts in NBA History
Thursday, April 27
With the salary cap exploding in recent years, NBA salaries are rising. Here are the 25 most expensive contracts in NBA history.
Yahoo Sports - Pop-A-Shot with Master P: Future NBA coach?
Thursday, April 27
The Crossover's Rohan Nadkarni plays Pop-A-Shot with rapper Master P, as they discuss his past NBA career, a future in coaching, gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated, and his latest ventures into movies.
NBA.com - Chicago Bulls' Rajon Rondo 'long shot' to play in Game 6
Thursday, April 27
CHICAGO (AP) -- If the Chicago Bulls are to extend their postseason, they almost certainly will have to do it without Rajon Rondo.
RealGM - NBA Creates Six New Award Categories Determined By Fan Voting
Thursday, April 27
NBA Creates Six New Award Categories Determined By Fan Voting
Yahoo Sports - 11 Big-Name NBA Players Who Are in for a Major Pay Raise This Offseason
Thursday, April 27
With the salary cap expected to rise once again this offseason, here's a look at 11 NBA players who are looking at serious paydays.
Yahoo Sports - 5 NBA Teams That Started Well but Missed the Playoffs
Thursday, April 27
Many teams get off to a hot start, but sometimes they fizzle out just as quickly. These 5 NBA teams experienced success but missed the playoffs.
FOX Sports - Bulls' Rajon Rondo a 'long shot' to return from thumb injury
Thursday, April 27
CHICAGO (AP) If the Chicago Bulls are to extend their postseason, they almost certainly will have to do it without Rajon Rondo.
NBA.com - First-ever NBA Awards on TNT to include six fan-voted awards as part of June 26 show
Thursday, April 27
The first-ever NBA Awards on TNT – airing Monday, June 26 (9 p.m. ET), live from Basketball City in New York – will include six new award categories to be presented during this year's inaugural show, all determined exclusively by fan voting across NBA.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. New NBA fan-voted awards will include:
FOX Sports - Bulls drop 3 straight to Celtics as Rondo remains sidelined
Thursday, April 27
Isaiah Thomas scored 24 for the Celtics, the top seed in the East.
Basketball Insiders - NBA PM: Joe Ingles’ Quietly Vital Progression
Thursday, April 27
Ben Dowsett uses a single Quin Snyder quote to break down Joe Ingles' vital importance to the Jazz.
FOX Sports - Chris Paul should sign with Spurs if we wants to win a title | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF
Thursday, April 27
Chris Broussard and Jason McIntyre joined Colin Cowherd and Jim Jackson to discuss Chris Paul's future options.
RealGM - Rajon Rondo Remains Doubtful For Game 6
Thursday, April 27
Rajon Rondo Remains Doubtful For Game 6
FOX Sports - 'NBA Awards' show to include awards for best dunk, best pass
Thursday, April 27
NEW YORK (AP) The inaugural ''NBA Awards'' show on June 26 will include several categories voted on exclusively by the fans, including dunk of the year and performance of the year.
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Best NBA Duos to Ever Play on the Court Together
Thursday, April 27
With the release of ESPN's '30 for 30' documentary, "The Magic Moment," we were reminded of the incredible effect the best NBA duos can have on the NBA.
Yahoo Sports - Fans to vote on “Best Dunk,” “Best Assist,” other categories handed out at NBA Awards show
Thursday, April 27
These awards should add some energy — and good highlights — to what has the potential to be a stuffy event.
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Greatest NBA Players to Never Win a Championship
Thursday, April 27
Many of the most talented NBA stars end up winning championships, but a few of the greatest NBA players are so good they transcend hardware.
CBS Sports - In Rondo's absence, Celtics have flipped their Isaiah Thomas problem on its head
Thursday, April 27
Somehow, the Celtics have become a significantly better defensive team with Thomas on the floor
Yahoo Sports - Ranking the Most Exciting Matchups of the 2017 NBA Playoffs
Thursday, April 27
We couldn't be more excited about 2017 NBA Playoffs! We took a look at the most intriguing matchups of the first-round action.
NBA.com - New York Knicks' Joakim Noah undergoes shoulder surgery
Thursday, April 27
NEW YORK (AP) -- Knicks center Joakim Noah has had right shoulder surgery to repair his rotator cuff, a procedure that could sideline him until training camp.
Yahoo Sports - The Cavs are cool with not resting LeBron until he's done annihilating the competition
Thursday, April 27
Whether the Cavs live or die depends heavily on whether LeBron's on the floor. So he stays on the floor, and Ty Lue thinks you shouldn't worry about that.
Yahoo Sports - Can You Name the 12 Highest-Paid Sports Teams in the World?
Thursday, April 27
Some franchises pay their players better than others. According to the 'Global Sports Salaries Survey,' these are the 12 highest-paid sports teams.
Yahoo Sports - Heat to host Hawks, Hornets, Wizards in preseason
Thursday, April 27
This is not the type of ticket sale the Miami Heat had been planning for this stage of the calendar, but the team announced Thursday that tickets for the team's three 2017 preseason games will go on sale Friday at its online outlets. With the NBA reducing to a six-game preseason schedule from the
FOX Sports - Snell, Brogdon have the Bucks ranked first in postseason 3-pointers
Thursday, April 27
The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 42 percent from 3 in the playoffs, a league high
FOX Sports - Washington Wizards: 3 Keys To Clinching First-Round Series
Thursday, April 27
The Washington Wizards got back in the win column Wednesday night with a victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Here are three keys for them to clinch the series in Game 6.The Washington Wizards pulledout a much-needed victory over the Atlanta HawksWednesday night, ending a two-game slump. In the 103-99 ...
FOX Sports - Andrei Kirilenko looks like a Bond villain now
Thursday, April 27
From Russia With Love
FOX Sports - Miami Heat announce 2017 preseason home dates
Thursday, April 27
The Miami HEAT have announced their preseason home schedule for the 2017 season.
FOX Sports - Nick Wright talks Westbrook's triple-doubles, LeBron James' heir and the NFL Draft | THE HERD
Thursday, April 27
Nick Wright joined Colin Cowherd to discuss when/where teams should select a QB in the NFL Draft (00:33), the value of Russell Westbrook's triple-doubles to the NBA MVP race (03:18), The Boston Celtics' chances of winning the East (07:40), and what will happen to the NBA once LeBron James is no longer the best player (10:58).
Yahoo Sports - D-League salaries, two-way contracts increase NBA Draft early entries
Thursday, April 27
Guaranteed contracts for first round picks aren't the only way you can make money playing pro basketball in the United States.
NBA.com - Shootaround (April 27) -- Toronto Raptors looking to atone for past Game 6 failures
Thursday, April 27
No. 1: Raptors mindful of past Game 6 flubs -- The Kyle Lowry/DeMar DeRozan-era Toronto Raptors have played in four Game 6s ... and are 0-4 in those games. As tonight's Game 6 with the Milwaukee Bucks nears (7 ET, TNT), the Raptors are not only looking to close out the series but also vanquish some demons of playoffs past. Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun has more:
Yahoo Sports - The 10 Highest-Paid NBA Players Today
Thursday, April 27
According to Forbes, the 10 highest-paid NBA players will make $449 million from major salaries and endorsements this season.
Yahoo Sports - 3 Superstars the Los Angeles Lakers Could Trade For This Offseason
Thursday, April 27
If the Los Angeles Lakers end up trading for a superstar during the 2017 offseason, chances are it'll be one of these big names coming to California. Based on what we've seen from the Los Angeles Lakers the last few seasons, serious change is needed. The process started when Jeanie Buss cleaned
ESPN - The Spurs' 20-year playoff run, by the numbers
Thursday, April 27
The Spurs' 20-year playoff run, by the numbers
ESPN - Post-Duncan Spurs thriving, but Pop says: 'We're not full of ourselves'
Thursday, April 27
Post-Duncan Spurs thriving, but Pop says: 'We're not full of ourselves'
Yahoo Sports - Did the Thunder franchise impact Durant's decision to leave?
Thursday, April 27
Stephen A Smith and Max Kellerman examine whether Kevin Durant, James Harden and Serge Ibaka departed Oklahoma City for reasons that involved team owner Clay Bennet and GM Sam Presti.
RealGM - Recruiting From Harden, Ariza Helped Rockets Sign Eric Gordon
Thursday, April 27
Recruiting From Harden, Ariza Helped Rockets Sign Eric Gordon
Basketball Insiders - Game 6 Preview: Celtics vs. Bulls
Thursday, April 27
The Chicago Bulls face elimination after a 2-0 start against the Boston Celtics. Will Game 6 end it all for Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler?
Sports Illustrated - Milwaukee Is No Place For The Claustrophobic
Thursday, April 27
The Bucks' defense leaves little space for daylight, and Milwaukee has hovered closely over DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry all series. 
ESPN - ESPN Forecast: Spurs finish off Grizz, Raptors overcome Bucks in latest predictions
Thursday, April 27
ESPN Forecast: Spurs finish off Grizz, Raptors overcome Bucks in latest predictions
ESPN - Under Armour CEO: Curry 3 sales miss target
Thursday, April 27
Under Armour CEO: Curry 3 sales miss target
RealGM - Warriors Expect Steve Kerr To Return To Bench
Thursday, April 27
Warriors Expect Steve Kerr To Return To Bench
RealGM - Stephen Curry's Current Under Armour Shoe Not Selling At Expectations
Thursday, April 27
Stephen Curry's Current Under Armour Shoe Not Selling At Expectations
Yahoo Sports - Video Breakdown: Clippers use JJ Redick in split cut to fool Jazz at 3-point line
Thursday, April 27
The Clippers used an action made popular by the Golden State Warriors as a means to counter a tough Utah Jazz defense.
Yahoo Sports - Danny Ainge on M.L. Carr/Tree Rollins "fight" after a game, NBA fighting in general
Thursday, April 27
Danny Ainge talks about an incident when he was playing of former teammate M.L. Carr getting into it with Atlanta Hawk Tree Rollins after a game, and fighting in the NBA in general.
Basketball Insiders - NBA AM: 60 Pick NBA Mock Draft – 4/27/17
Thursday, April 27
With 182 early entry candidates officially declaring, things get interesting in the latest 2017 NBA Mock Draft.
Sports Illustrated - Knicks center Joakim Noah has shoulder surgery
Thursday, April 27
Knicks center Joakim Noah has shoulder surgery  
Yahoo Sports - Charlotte Hornets to stand alone as NBA switches its uniform maker
Thursday, April 27
When the NBA switches uniform brands next season, the Charlotte Hornets' game gear will get a logo that sets it a bit apart from the rest of the league. Buried in a press release about the Hornets' plans to switch locations of the box office and fan shop at the Spectrum Center, the team noted
Yahoo Sports - Big, bold and unapologetically brash: what can the English Premier League learn from America’s NBA?
Thursday, April 27
As one of the most globally-recognised brands in sport, the English Premier League has spent the last 25 years successfully delivering its product to fans across the world. From fan culture, to media coverage, to the clubs themselves, the EPL would be wise to take note of just how exactly the NBA is
Yahoo Sports - The art of the 'steal': Unearthing NBA stars
Thursday, April 27
Isaiah Thomas has been the driving force for the Boston Celtics, the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed going into the NBA playoffs. The point guard might only be 5-foot-9, but he finished the regular season as the league's third-leading scorer (28.9 points a game). What might be even more amazing
Yahoo Sports - The unbelievable numbers behind Russell Westbrook's historic season
Thursday, April 27
Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer Close Covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.com Follow on Twitter With eight assists against the Phoenix Suns on Friday, Russell Westbrook clinched the holy trinity of NBA stats: averaging a triple-double for a season. It's been done only once before in NBA history
RealGM - Dunc'd On: BOS/CHI & WAS/ATL Game 5s, Plus The Free Agent Point Guards
Thursday, April 27
Dunc'd On: BOS/CHI & WAS/ATL Game 5s, Plus The Free Agent Point Guards
Yahoo Sports - Anticipating the Awards
Thursday, April 27
The Canadian rap superstar will unveil all this past year's winners in the NBA's inaugural awards show in New York on June 26. I wish this was my original thought as criteria for the league's Most Valuable Player, but it belongs to John Michael – the radio play-by-play voice of your Cleveland
Basketball Insiders - Westbrook on OKC: ‘I love being here’
Thursday, April 27
With another summer of uncertainty ahead for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook eased concerns about his future with the franchise in the team’s annual exit interviews Wednesday. Because of changes in the new collective bargaining agreement, Westbrook, who signed a three-year extension worth $80 million last summer, is eligible for another extension this summer […]
Basketball Insiders - Raptors Say ‘Heated Film Session’ Reason for Recent Surge
Thursday, April 27
An airing of grievances may have helped the Toronto Raptors avoid nearing playoff extinction. After falling into a 2-1 hole, Toronto now leads the Milwaukee Bucks 3-2 in their best-of-seven first-round series and credits the sudden turnaround to the team clearing the air following its 27-point Game 3 loss. “It was just a heated film […]
Basketball Insiders - Rockets Owner Fined $100k for Confronting Ref
Thursday, April 27
The NBA has fined Rockets owner Leslie Alexander $100,000, one day after he left his courtside seat during live game action to yell at referee Bill Kennedy in the final seconds of the first quarter of Houston’s 105-99 series-clinching Game 5 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. Source: ESPN
Basketball Insiders - Warriors Expect Steve Kerr to Find Health Solution
Thursday, April 27
Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and return to the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries. It just might not be right away. “Look, what he’s facing is fixable,” Myers told The […]
Basketball Insiders - Tyronn Lue Not Worried About LeBron’s Playoff Minutes
Thursday, April 27
Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has no reservations about playing LeBron James 43.8 minutes per game in his team’s first-round sweep of the Indiana Pacers and, in fact, believes other coaches should ride their stars more in the postseason. “Of course, we’re always cognizant of LeBron’s minutes, but in looking at this situation, we didn’t […]
ESPN - Isaiah Thomas, Celtics know how to rebound
Thursday, April 27
Isaiah Thomas, Celtics know how to rebound
Yahoo Sports - By changing on the fly, Boston took off
Thursday, April 27
While the Celtics are surprisingly inexperienced for a top seed, they're figuring out how to win anyway.
ESPN - Jimmy Butler must impose will in order for Bulls to force Game 7
Thursday, April 27
Jimmy Butler must impose will in order for Bulls to force Game 7
Sports Illustrated - Fred Hoiberg discontinues press conference when asked if Isaiah Thomas carried
Thursday, April 27
When a Boston reporter trolled Fred Hoiberg over his comments about Isaiah Thomas’s discontinued dribbling, the Bulls coach quickly opted to discontinue his post-game press conference.
Yahoo Sports - NBA: Celtics, Wizards take 3-2 leads
Thursday, April 27
Top seeds the Boston Celtics were too good in game five on Wednesday, overcoming the Chicago Bulls 108-97.
Yahoo Sports - 3 things we learned from Day 12 of the 2017 NBA playoffs
Thursday, April 27
There is absolutely no reason a weekday NBA playoff game should begin at 6 p.m. ET, as Game 5 between the Hawks and Wizards did on Wednesday night. We understand why this specific scheduling conflict happened. The NBA lined up a bunch of Western Conference games yesterday, then doubled down with two
Yahoo Sports - Warriors GM Bob Myers on Steve Kerr: 'This is something he will overcome'
Thursday, April 27
Warriors GM Bob Myers is confident that the back pain Steve Kerr is experiencing is "fixable." But finding a cure may take time.
Yahoo Sports - Allen Iverson answers Bleacher Report's call for sports-culture crossover star
Thursday, April 27
Get ready for the comeback of Allen Iverson. The Basketball Hall of Famer is suddenly a cultural icon and influencer again, almost a decade after he was fearlessly challenging NBA big men in the paint. Iverson, 41, will suit up with other NBA legends for the new BIG3 league debuting this summer. This
Yahoo Sports - NBA fines Rockets owner $100K for confronting referee
Thursday, April 27
NEW YORK Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action. Byron Spruell, the NBA's president of league operations, announced Alexander's fine today. The incident occurred Tuesday in the final minute of the first quarter
Yahoo Sports - NBA's Jeremy Lin Gets Real About 'Yellow Fever' And Asian Masculinity
Thursday, April 27
Jeremy Lin, who ignited “Linsanity” on the court, may be one of today’s most recognized names in professional basketball, but it wasn’t always easy for the 28-year-old athlete.
Yahoo Sports - NBA: Rockets owner fined $100K for confronting official during playoff game
Thursday, April 27
Leslie Alexander, 73, took it upon himself to complain to referee Bill Kennedy on Tuesday and it came at a cost.
NBA.com - Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook hasn't thought about his contract situation
Thursday, April 27
The day after the most extraordinary season of his career was apparently too soon for Russell Westbrook to start pondering his contract future with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Basketball Insiders - Game 6 Preview: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz
Thursday, April 27
The Jazz pulled out a tight win in Game 5 and now look to end the Clippers' season in Game 6.
Yahoo Sports - CJ McCollum Among Finalists for 2016-17 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award
Thursday, April 27
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 26, 2017) – Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2016-17 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente. The winner will be determined from a combination of fan votes through social media and a panel
RealGM - Thunder Intend To Keep Andre Roberson
Wednesday, April 26
Thunder Intend To Keep Andre Roberson
ESPN - Warriors GM confident of Kerr's full return
Wednesday, April 26
Warriors GM confident of Kerr's full return
ESPN - LeBron's playoff minutes don't worry Cavs' Lue
Wednesday, April 26
LeBron's playoff minutes don't worry Cavs' Lue
Basketball Insiders - Sean Marks Building Plan For Success With Nets
Wednesday, April 26
Citing culture and continuity, the Nets' general manager has the team back on the right track.
RealGM - Les Alexander Fined $100,000 By NBA For Confronting Referee
Wednesday, April 26
Les Alexander Fined $100,000 By NBA For Confronting Referee
Yahoo Sports - If you think 137 players declaring for the draft is stupid, you’re probably stupid
Wednesday, April 26
The outrage over the number of players that declared for the draft is ridiculous.
NBA.com - Cavs coach hosting party to watch Bucks-Raptors series
Wednesday, April 26
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is throwing a TV watch party.
NBA.com - Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers confident Steve Kerr will return to full health
Wednesday, April 26
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and return to the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries.
Yahoo Sports - Spurs, Raptors try to move on to second-round showdowns
Wednesday, April 26
LeBron James and the champs are ready for their next challenger. James Harden and the Rockets are getting revved up in Texas. With their opponents waiting, Toronto and San Antonio will try to set up a pair of second-round showdowns in the two Game 6s on the schedule Thursday night.
Yahoo Sports - Spurs, Raptors try to move on to second-round showdowns
Wednesday, April 26
LeBron James and the champs are ready for their next challenger. James Harden and the Rockets are getting revved up in Texas. With their opponents waiting, Toronto and San Antonio will try to set up a pair of second-round showdowns in the two Game 6s on the schedule Thursday night. The Raptors can finish
Sports Illustrated - Devin Booker Q&A: What's Next For The Suns Star?
Wednesday, April 26
Suns star Devin Booker has big plans for his NBA career, and he's not limiting himself to 70 points. 
Yahoo Sports - NBA fines Rockets owner Leslie Alexander $100,000 for confronting referee
Wednesday, April 26
Alexander talked to Bill Kennedy during Game 5 (video)
NBA.com - League fines Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander for incident with referee
Wednesday, April 26
NEW YORK – Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 for confronting a referee during live game action, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, NBA League Operations.
Yahoo Sports - Rockets owner Les Alexander fined $100K for interaction with ref
Wednesday, April 26
The NBA fined Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander $100,000 “for confronting a referee during live game action,” during Game 5 of the Rockets-Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. With 13 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Alexander left his courtside seat, walked the sideline and said something to
Yahoo Sports - David Stern says 'shame on the Brooklyn Nets' for resting players, and he's spot on
Wednesday, April 26
Stern criticized the Nets for resting players on the final night of the regular season. And his criticism is absolutely justified.
Basketball Insiders - NBA PM: Abdel Nader Ready to Build on Successful D-League Season
Wednesday, April 26
Boston Celtics prospect Abdel Nader is hoping to build on a year in the D-League, writes Cody Taylor.
Sports Illustrated - NBA Playoffs Superlatives: The Best (And Worst) Of The First Round
Wednesday, April 26
The Crossover audits the first round of the NBA playoffs, naming the biggest surprise, best quote and worst complaint. 
ESPN - Westbrook: OKC 'is a place that I want to be'
Wednesday, April 26
Westbrook: OKC 'is a place that I want to be'
RealGM - LeBron James Left McDonald's Endorsement Deal For Upside Of Blaze Ownership
Wednesday, April 26
LeBron James Left McDonald's Endorsement Deal For Upside Of Blaze Ownership
RealGM - LeBron James' Body Feels Worse When He Doesn't Play
Wednesday, April 26
LeBron James' Body Feels Worse When He Doesn't Play
Yahoo Sports - NBA ref has perfect response for a heckling fan
Wednesday, April 26
If you're a veteran NBA referee, you've heard every insult under the sun and then some. And perhaps you've had a few quips ready to respond to some of the chirping, or at least thought of them in your head. What we have here is Marc Davis, a zebra who heard from a loud heckler during a stoppage
RealGM - Russell Westbrook Hasn't Thought About Extension But 'Loves' Being With Thunder
Wednesday, April 26
Russell Westbrook Hasn't Thought About Extension But 'Loves' Being With Thunder
RealGM - Lonzo Ball Prefers Lakers But Prepared To Play For Anyone
Wednesday, April 26
Lonzo Ball Prefers Lakers But Prepared To Play For Anyone
Basketball Insiders - Game 6 Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Wednesday, April 26
Shane Rhodes breaks down Game 5 between Memphis and San Antonio, and looks forward to Game 6.
RealGM - 'Nobody Saw The Real John Wall' Due To Left Knee Issues
Wednesday, April 26
'Nobody Saw The Real John Wall' Due To Left Knee Issues
RealGM - Shabazz Muhammad Hires Rich Paul As Agent
Wednesday, April 26
Shabazz Muhammad Hires Rich Paul As Agent
RealGM - Russell Westbrook Has Never Complained About Teammates To Front Office
Wednesday, April 26
Russell Westbrook Has Never Complained About Teammates To Front Office
RealGM - Thunder Complete 2nd Straight 'Season Of Discovery'
Wednesday, April 26
Thunder Complete 2nd Straight 'Season Of Discovery'
RealGM - Rajon Rondo Ruled Out For Game 5
Wednesday, April 26
Rajon Rondo Ruled Out For Game 5
Basketball Insiders - Game 5 Preview: Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks
Wednesday, April 26
Buddy Grizzard breaks down the round one matchup between the Wizards and Hawks, and picks Game 5.
RealGM - NBA Investigating Leslie Alexander For Yelling At Ref During Game 5
Wednesday, April 26
NBA Investigating Leslie Alexander For Yelling At Ref During Game 5
Yahoo Sports - Get a Behind the Scenes Look at How the Cleveland Cavaliers are Working Out During the NBA Playoffs
Wednesday, April 26
During their run to the NBA Finals last season, the Cleveland Cavaliers had quite a bit of down time. They swept both their first and second round ser...
Sports Illustrated - Second Time Is The Charm For Gerald Green
Wednesday, April 26
Gerald Green emerged for the Celtics and placed the Bulls on their heels, providing an unexpected boost that was befitting an unusual series. 
Yahoo Sports - NBA playoffs 2017: How Russell Westbrook's Thunder can become Allen Iverson's Sixers
Wednesday, April 26
Russell Westbrook will go home now that the Thunder have been eliminated from the playoffs, falling to the Rockets in five games. Before we see him back on the floor in six months, it's up to the OKC brass to reconfigure the roster in a way that takes advantage of everything that Westbrook has shown
RealGM - Doc Rivers Unlikely To Leave Clippers Regardless Of Playoff Result
Wednesday, April 26
Doc Rivers Unlikely To Leave Clippers Regardless Of Playoff Result
ESPN - BPI playoff chances for NBA teams
Wednesday, April 26
BPI playoff chances for NBA teams
NBA.com - Shootaround (April 26) -- Marcus Smart laughs off Jimmy Butler's Game 4 comments
Wednesday, April 26
No. 1: Smart vows to rise above fray, laughs off Butler's comments -- Like another first-round series in the Eastern Conference (Wizards vs. Hawks), the Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls matchup is getting chippy. At least it is in terms of soundbites and posturing. Boston's Marcus Smart and Chicago's Jimmy Butler were the parties who squabbled in Game 4 and for his part, Smart is trying to avoid a personal showdown in the series. Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald has more:
ESPN - The roller-coaster season ends, but the work is just beginning for OKC
Wednesday, April 26
The roller-coaster season ends, but the work is just beginning for OKC
Sports Illustrated - The NBA Is Finally Seeing The Real John Wall
Wednesday, April 26
It's funny what finally being healthy—and having a coach who understands you—can do for a guy. Just ask John Wall.
NBA.com - Tissot Style Watch Contest Rules
Wednesday, April 26
OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
Basketball Insiders - NBA AM: What’s Next For The Oklahoma City Thunder?
Wednesday, April 26
With Russell Westbrook's season ending in the first round, pressure mounts for Sam Presti.
Sports Illustrated - Chris Paul Is The Clippers' Last Hope With Season On The Brink
Wednesday, April 26
It’s becoming clear that the Clippers have ready retorts for misguided questions from the media, but fewer answers for the Jazz,
Basketball Insiders - Olshey Won’t Consider Trade Talk for Lillard, McCollum
Wednesday, April 26
Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey spoke with the media at length on Tuesday at the conclusion of the team’s exit interviews for the 2016-17 season. Are Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum off limits or are they like everyone else and open to being dealt? A (Olshey): The odds of anything ever […]
Basketball Insiders - Bulls’ Rajon Rondo May Return for Game 5
Wednesday, April 26
Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo could play through a significant injury once again. Rondo took steps Tuesday night to return from a fractured right thumb and attempt to play in Game 5 of the Bulls’ first-round series against the Boston Celtics, league sources told The Vertical. Around Rondo and the Bulls, there’s belief that the […]
Basketball Insiders - Harden: ‘We can play 10-times better’ in Semifinals
Wednesday, April 26
James Harden and the Houston Rockets are feeling great heading into the Western Conference semifinals for one big reason. They don’t believe they played well so far despite downing the Russell Westbrook-led Thunder 4-1 in the first round. “That’s what’s exciting,” Harden said. ”We can play 10-times better, especially offensively.” Source: The Associated Press
Basketball Insiders - Clippers’ Chris Paul: ‘Our backs are against the wall’
Wednesday, April 26
The Clippers, who face some serious remodeling this summer, began moving out of the house Tuesday night in losing Game 5 of their first-round series with the Utah Jazz at Staples Center. The Clippers now trail the series, three games to two, with Game 6 scheduled for Utah’s Vivint Smart Home Arena on Friday. “It’s […]
Basketball Insiders - Marcus Smart Finds Butler’s Comments Laughable
Wednesday, April 26
The Celtics guard (Marcus Smart) certainly never heard something like it before when, after his brief nose-to-nose chat with Jimmy Butler in Game 4, the Bulls forward later said, “he is a great actor, acting tough. That is what he does. But I don’t think he’s about that.” Asked about his reaction, Smart looked towards […]
Basketball Insiders - Kobe Bryant Surprised Itch to Play Hasn’t Returned
Wednesday, April 26
Since retiring a year ago after a 20-year NBA career with the Lakers, though, the 38-year-old Bryant said he no longer misses it. Does that surprise him? “Yeah, pleasantly so. That means I’m doing the right thing,” Bryant said in a phone interview on Tuesday. “It’s always concerning to feel like that itch comes back […]
Basketball Insiders - Rockets Take Series 4-1; Advance to WC Semifinals
Wednesday, April 26
James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals. The Thunder head home a year after advancing to the Western Conference finals after Houston […]
Basketball Insiders - Early Entry Draft Candidates Announced By NBA
Wednesday, April 26
The National Basketball Association announced today that 182 players — 137 players from colleges and 45 international players — have filed as early entry candidates for the 2017 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. Source: NBA.com
Sports Illustrated - Rockets owner fined $100,000 for confronting referee
Wednesday, April 26
NBA fines Rockets owner $100,000 for confronting referee
ESPN - Clippers suffer deflating Game 5 loss, on the brink of elimination
Wednesday, April 26
Clippers suffer deflating Game 5 loss, on the brink of elimination
RealGM - Dunc'd On: UTA/LAC, HOU/OKC, MEM/SAS Game 5s, Playoff MVP So Far
Wednesday, April 26
Dunc'd On: UTA/LAC, HOU/OKC, MEM/SAS Game 5s, Playoff MVP So Far
ESPN - Rockets win series highlighted by Beverley's battles with Westbrook
Wednesday, April 26
Rockets win series highlighted by Beverley's battles with Westbrook
ESPN - Manu Ginobili provides Spurs the 'juice' to pull out pivotal Game 5
Wednesday, April 26
Manu Ginobili provides Spurs the 'juice' to pull out pivotal Game 5
Sports Illustrated - Russell Westbrook's Historic Season Has Come To An End
Wednesday, April 26
It is almost impossible to extricate the overwhelming volume of what Russell Westbrook accomplished on the floor this season from the limitations of the Thunder as a whole.
RealGM - Thunder Were +5 In Series When Both Westbrook, Harden Were On Floor
Wednesday, April 26
Thunder Were +5 In Series When Both Westbrook, Harden Were On Floor
Sports Illustrated - Patrick Beverley on Russell Westbrook: "Men lie, women lie, but the numbers don't"
Wednesday, April 26
Patrick Beverley had the last laugh.
Sports Illustrated - Watch: Russell Westbrook heads to locker room without shaking hands with Rockets
Wednesday, April 26
Russell Westbrook had no time for post-game handshakes.
Sports Illustrated - Bulls' Rajon Rondo out for Game 5 with injured thumb
Wednesday, April 26
Bulls' Rajon Rondo will not play Game 5 vs. Celtics with injured thumb.
Basketball Insiders - Post-Lottery Players Proving Their Worth This Postseason
Wednesday, April 26
Lottery players aren't the ones dominating this year's NBA playoffs, write Dennis Chambers.
Basketball Insiders - 2017 NBA Draft Early Entry List
Tuesday, April 25
The National Basketball Association announced today that 182 players -- 137 players from colleges and 45 international players -- have filed as early entry candidates for the 2017 NBA Draft.
Basketball Insiders - NBA PM: Isaiah Canaan, Changing of the Guard
Tuesday, April 25
In Rajon Rondo's injury, Isaiah Canaan has suddenly found himself with a tremendous opportunity.
RealGM - NBA Announces 182 Early Entry Candidates For 2017 Draft
Tuesday, April 25
NBA Announces 182 Early Entry Candidates For 2017 Draft
RealGM - Blazers Won't Bring Back Festus Ezeli
Tuesday, April 25
Blazers Won't Bring Back Festus Ezeli
RealGM - Gordon Hayward 100 Percent Recovered From Food Poisoning
Tuesday, April 25
Gordon Hayward 100 Percent Recovered From Food Poisoning
RealGM - Rajon Rondo Shoots At Practice, Could Return For Boston Series
Tuesday, April 25
Rajon Rondo Shoots At Practice, Could Return For Boston Series
Sports Illustrated - Pat Riley wishes the Heat had maxed out Dwyane Wade instead of Chris Bosh
Tuesday, April 25
Pat Riley expressed some regret over the events that led to Dwyane Wade’s departure from Miami.
RealGM - Hornets To Wear Jordan Brand Next Season
Tuesday, April 25
Hornets To Wear Jordan Brand Next Season
Sports Illustrated - The Rockets Adapt Out Of Playoff Necessity
Tuesday, April 25
The Rockets were the most prolific three-point shooting team in history during the regular season, but they've been forced to adapt during the postseason.
RealGM - Damian Lillard: Defeating Warriors Becoming An Obsession
Tuesday, April 25
Damian Lillard: Defeating Warriors Becoming An Obsession
RealGM - Pat Riley Wishes He Would Have Given Dwyane Wade Max In 2014 Instead Of Chris Bosh
Tuesday, April 25
Pat Riley Wishes He Would Have Given Dwyane Wade Max In 2014 Instead Of Chris Bosh
Sports Illustrated - More Drake: Which Version Of The 6God Will Host NBA Award Show?
Tuesday, April 25
Drake, a man of many personas, will host the NBA's inaugural award show. Which version of the Canadian rapper will show up on June 26?
RealGM - Pat Riley Wanted To 'Say Something Like Dan Gilbert' After LeBron Left Heat
Tuesday, April 25
Pat Riley Wanted To 'Say Something Like Dan Gilbert' After LeBron Left Heat
Sports Illustrated - Drake will host inaugural NBA awards show
Tuesday, April 25
The NBA landed a big name for the upcoming awards show. 
Sports Illustrated - The All-Microwave Team: The Unsung Heroes Of The NBA Playoffs
Tuesday, April 25
When NBA stars go to the bench, these guys are called upon. Here are five players providing instant offense during the playoffs.
Sports Illustrated - How Slow-Mo Joe Is Picking Apart The Clippers
Tuesday, April 25
After being unceremoniously cut by the Clippers in 2014, Joe Ingles is tasting revenge against his former team.
RealGM - Dunc'd On: TOR/MIL, WAS/ATL, GSW/POR, Could Non-Playoff All-Stars Beat GSW?
Tuesday, April 25
Dunc'd On: TOR/MIL, WAS/ATL, GSW/POR, Could Non-Playoff All-Stars Beat GSW?
Sports Illustrated - The Golden State Warriors Are Looking Scarier Than Ever
Tuesday, April 25
The Warriors’ dismantling of the Blazers in Game 4 proved they are far and away the best team in the postseason field—and they have the potential to reach another level.
ESPN - 2017 NBA playoffs: Key dates, schedule, matchups and news
Saturday, April 15
2017 NBA playoffs: Key dates, schedule, matchups and news