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Yahoo Sports - 6 NBA Players Who Stayed in School Too Long
Wednesday, May 24
Players often try to enter the NBA a little too early. However, these 6 players stayed in school a little too long. You just can't win.
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.
Basketball Insiders - Maryland’s Justin Jackson Still Undecided on Draft
Wednesday, May 24
Maryland freshman forward Justin Jackson said Tuesday afternoon that he would meet with his family to discuss whether he will return to College Park for his sophomore season or remain in the June 22 NBA draft. The deadline for underclassmen to pull out of the draft is Wednesday evening. Jackson, an Ontario, Canada native who […]
Yahoo Sports - The 10 Best NBA Teams of All Time
Wednesday, May 24
We've seen many great teams throughout NBA history. However, some separate themselves from the rest. Here's a look at the 10 best NBA teams of all time.
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.
Yahoo Sports - The 5 Greatest Upsets in NBA Playoff History
Wednesday, May 24
Things don't always play out as expected in the National Basketball Association. And the 5 greatest upsets in NBA playoff history caused our jaws to drop.
FOX Sports - Kyrie Irving found his A-game and put the Warriors on notice
Wednesday, May 24
It's not just LeBron James
Basketball Insiders - Josh McRoberts Picks Up Contract Option
Wednesday, May 24
Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts will opt-in for the final $6 million year of his current contract with the team, his agent has said. It will give him McRoberts fourth year with the Heat after signing a $22 million deal in the 2014 offseason, when LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers in free agency. […]
Yahoo Sports - 10 NBA Players Whose Careers Ended Way Too Soon
Wednesday, May 24
The Lakers thought Steve Nash had three good years left when they acquired him in 2012. He didn't. Here are 10 NBA players whose careers ended too soon.
Basketball Insiders - Mutual Interest Between Chris Paul, Spurs?
Wednesday, May 24
During an interview with ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz on his podcast on Tuesday, colleague Zach Lowe said he thinks there is legitimacy behind the speculation that Paul will go to the San Antonio Spurs next season. “There’s been a lot of rumblings about Chris Paul, and I think that’s real,” Lowe says. “I think there’s mutual […]
Yahoo Sports - 10 Reasons Why Kevin Durant Will Never Win an NBA Championship
Wednesday, May 24
Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors to better his chances of winning NBA championships. But this may be easier said than done.
Basketball Insiders - Chris Bosh, HEAT, Moving Toward Contract Resolution
Wednesday, May 24
The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh are moving close to resolution that will allow the team to shed Bosh’s salary from its salary cap without concern of that figure returning to its cap, parties familiar with the proceedings confirmed to the Sun Sentinel. Bosh was sidelined this past season when he failed a preseason physical, […]
Basketball Insiders - Sources: Knicks Interested in P.J. Tucker?
Wednesday, May 24
The club has preliminary interest in veteran free agent P.J. Tucker, per league sources. Jeff Hornacek coached Tucker in Phoenix and praised him last season as a strong locker-room leader and intense defender. Tucker shot 35.7 percent from beyond the arc last season, including a 40 percent clip after being traded to the Toronto Raptors. […]
Basketball Insiders - Pau Gasol on Warriors: ‘They’re in a groove’
Wednesday, May 24
Pau Gasol has faced many Golden State teams throughout his career. This, he says, is easily their most efficient group. “They’re in a groove,” Gasol said. “They know what it takes to win and obviously they’ve been champions, they’ve established records that have never been set before and they’re on a path to get another […]
Basketball Insiders - Clippers Marreese Speights Opts Out of Contract
Wednesday, May 24
ASM client @Mospeights16 has officially opted out of his contract with the @LAClippers Source: ASM Sports on Twitter
Basketball Insiders - Spurs’ Manu Ginobili Still Undecided on Retirement
Wednesday, May 24
“I do feel like I can still play,” (Manu) Ginobili said. “But that’s not what is going to make me retire or not. It’s about how I feel — if I want to go through all that again. It felt like they wanted me to retire, like they were giving me sort of a celebration […]
ESPN - How Irving dominated Game 4
Wednesday, May 24
How Irving dominated Game 4
Yahoo Sports - 5 College Coaches Who Can Produce Top NBA Draft Picks
Wednesday, May 24
Top basketball prospects choose colleges that will get them to the next level. Here are the 5 college coaches who are best at producing top NBA draft picks.
Yahoo Sports - The 5 NBA Teams With the Most Loyal Fan Bases
Wednesday, May 24
Is it possible to objectively determine the loyalty of an NBA team's fan base? It may very well be. Here are the 5 teams that get the most love.
Yahoo Sports - The 10 Most Clutch NBA Players in the Game Right Now
Wednesday, May 24
These NBA 10 players will see to it that this season is not without high drama. Clutch is why they play the game and why we, as fans, watch and celebrate.
Yahoo Sports - Keith Pompey: Sixers can't afford to pass on emerging stars in draft
Wednesday, May 24
One would assume that the 76ers will have a difficult draft-day decision to make on June 22. The Sixers are slated to make the third overall pick, and among those expected to be on the board are Kansas swingman Josh Jackson, Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox, Duke small forward Jayson Tatum, Kentucky
ESPN - Without Isaiah Thomas, Celtics crumble as Cavaliers' stars step up
Wednesday, May 24
Without Isaiah Thomas, Celtics crumble as Cavaliers' stars step up
Yahoo Sports - Kyrie's time will come soon, and he'll be ready
Wednesday, May 24
The Cavs' point guard again stepped up when needed most on Tuesday, showing he can be 'the guy' after LeBron is gone.
RealGM - Dunc'd On: BOS/CLE Game 4, News, Markelle Fultz Scouting Report
Wednesday, May 24
Dunc'd On: BOS/CLE Game 4, News, Markelle Fultz Scouting Report
CBS Sports - WATCH: Cavs' Kyrie Irving caps off brilliant night by baffling Celtics' Jae Crowder
Wednesday, May 24
Kyrie Irving went nuts in Game 4 and capped it off with a nasty highlight
Yahoo Sports - North Carolina State PG Dennis Smith Jr. has potential to be 'special defender' in NBA
Wednesday, May 24
The Suns will pick fourth in the June 22 NBA draft. Their selection could alter the franchise or add to a young core already in place. Azcentral sports has highlighted eight players within the Suns' range. This is the sixth profile in that series: Dennis Smith Jr. Position: Point guard. School: North
Yahoo Sports - NBA playoffs 2017: Schedule, scores, bracket, and more
Wednesday, May 24
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsThe 2017 NBA Finals are almost set after the Golden State Warriors clinched their spot for a third straight season by eliminating the San Antonio Spurs in the conference finals. Golden State continued its domination of the Western Conference by sweeping the Spurs, who immediately
FOX Sports - Jefferson keeps it real on 'Was It Something I Said'
Wednesday, May 24
Richard Jefferson puts games 3 and 4 into perspective for Cavalier fans
CBS Sports - Isaiah Thomas conundrum: Celtics' Game 4 loss to Cavs shows they need their star
Wednesday, May 24
Boston is better on defense without Thomas, but it obviously missed him in the second half on Tuesday
FOX Sports - Kyrie-diculous: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics
Wednesday, May 24
Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet.
ESPN - NBA, NFL and college football players take to Twitter to praise Kyrie Irving's Game 4 performance
Wednesday, May 24
NBA, NFL and college football players take to Twitter to praise Kyrie Irving's Game 4 performance
CBS Sports - Kyrie Irving exploits Celtics' interior defense with ruthless abandon in Game 4 win
Wednesday, May 24
The Cavs are up 3-1, in part thanks to Irving's astonishing performance.
CBS Sports - LeBron shows us, yet again, how dumb we look not putting him in MVP talk
Wednesday, May 24
Maybe the best player of all-time has his best season, and he's not even in the discussion?
CBS Sports - Cavs-Celtics Game 4 takeaways: Kyrie the killer, and can we give Kevin some Love?
Wednesday, May 24
Cleveland took a 3-1 lead on Boston and will look to close it out Thursday
Sports Illustrated - Kyrie Irving's Game 4 Heroics Showcase His Value To Cavaliers
Wednesday, May 24
With LeBron James playing most of Game 4 in foul trouble, the Cavaliers received a much needed boost from Kyrie Irving who scored a playoff career high 42 points to down the Celtics. 
FOX Sports - Coaches Brad Stevens and Tyronn Lue talk about LeBron's four first half fouls in Game 4
Wednesday, May 24
Coach Brad Stevens and Tyronn Lue talk about LeBron James' foul trouble in the Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Yahoo Sports - What Do the Mavericks Do at Point Guard This Summer?
Wednesday, May 24
Photo courtesy of Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports The Dallas Mavericks will enter this offseason with needs essentially all over the roster.  Assuming they're able to retain incumbent starting center Nerlens Noel, their biggest need is undoubtedly the point guard position.  Apologies to J.J. Barea
FOX Sports - LeBron James on Kyrie Irving's Game 4 performance: 'The kid is special'
Wednesday, May 24
LeBron James addressed the media following a 112-99 Game 4 win against the Boston Celtics.
FOX Sports - LeBron James' full postgame comments following game 4
Wednesday, May 24
LeBron James in a much lighter mood following the game 4 win
FOX Sports - Kyrie describes his mindset during 42-point performance
Wednesday, May 24
Kyrie Irving stepped up when LeBron went to the bench with foul trouble and proceeded to score a playoff career-high 42 pts
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.
Sports Illustrated - Watch: Charles Barkley tells Shaq that he rode Kobe Bryant's coattails
Wednesday, May 24
Charles Barkley let Shaquille O'Neal know that he rode Kobe Bryant's coattails. 
FOX Sports - Kevin Love notches playoff career-high 17 rebounds
Wednesday, May 24
Kevin Love's rebounding helped jump start the Cavs' defense
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.
FOX Sports - 3 things you missed as the Cavaliers took a 3-1 series lead over the Celtics
Wednesday, May 24
Kyrie saved LeBron once again.
FOX Sports - The Boston Celtics are proving they're better off without Isaiah Thomas
Wednesday, May 24
Thomas is the Celtics' best offensive player, but that doesn't mean he's the best player for their offense.
Yahoo Sports - Kyrie Irving holds off Celtics, brings Cavs closer to Finals rematch
Wednesday, May 24
Kyrie Irving and LeBron James dominated the second half to help the Cavaliers pull within one win of a third-straight NBA Finals appearance.
CBS Sports - Kyrie Irving puts on a show as Cavs storm back on Celtics, take 3-1 ECF lead
Wednesday, May 24
Boston had a 16-point lead at one point
Yahoo Sports - Pistons take look at 7-1 Nigerian long shot Michael Ojo
Wednesday, May 24
Auburn Hills — Michael Ojo spent Tuesday morning a long way from where he thought eight years ago that he'd be. Far from his family, far from his friends, far from his village and everything he was comfortable with in Lagos, Nigeria — almost 6,000 miles away. Ojo, a 7-foot-1, 304-pound behemoth from
CBS Sports - NBA playoff picks: Expert predictions, brackets, winners, upsets
Wednesday, May 24
Our experts predict every series in the 2017 NBA playoffs
ESPN - Center Speights declines option with Clippers
Wednesday, May 24
Center Speights declines option with Clippers
CBS Sports - 2017 NBA Conference finals live scores: Warriors-Spurs, Cavs-Celtics results, schedule, box scores
Wednesday, May 24
Check back here for all of the conference finals results from the NBA playoffs
CBS Sports - Cavs-Celtics highlights: Kyrie Irving puts on amazing third-quarter show
Wednesday, May 24
Kyrie Irving saw LeBron James was in foul trouble and he stepped up big
Yahoo Sports - NBA draft prospect Josh Jackson's diversion requires apology, anger management classes
Wednesday, May 24
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Former Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson must attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year as part of a diversion agreement arising from his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball player
Sports Illustrated - Watch: Kyrie Irving scores 21 points in third quarter vs. Celtics, ties Cavs record
Wednesday, May 24
Kyrie Irving caught fire in the third quarter of Game 4.
CBS Sports - 2017 NBA playoff schedule: Celtics-Cavaliers series scores, results, TV channels, streaming, online
Wednesday, May 24
The Cavs clobbered the Celtics by 44 in Game 2
CBS Sports - WATCH: LeBron James misses wide-open dunk, and Twitter goes nuts
Wednesday, May 24
LeBron hads a chance to blow the roof off Quicken Loans Arena, but misses a wide open jam.
ESPN - Heat's McRoberts to pick up $6 million option
Wednesday, May 24
Heat's McRoberts to pick up $6 million option
ESPN - J.R. Smith brings daughter home from hospital
Wednesday, May 24
J.R. Smith brings daughter home from hospital
CBS Sports - LeBron James commits his fourth foul in the first half and Twitter loses it
Wednesday, May 24
LeBron James has never committed four fouls in a single half. Until Game 4
Yahoo Sports - Report: Magic targeting Bucks GM John Hammond
Wednesday, May 24
Mike McGinnis / Getty Images Sport / Getty The Orlando Magic's front office is slowly coming together. After hiring Toronto Raptors general manager Jeff Weltman to be their president of basketball operations, the Magic now have their sights set on Milwaukee Bucks GM John Hammond, ESPN's Marc
ESPN - C's Thomas sees specialist, surgery undecided
Wednesday, May 24
C's Thomas sees specialist, surgery undecided
Yahoo Sports - Who should be taken 1st overall in the 2017 NBA draft?
Wednesday, May 24
Julie Donaldson and John Feinstein discuss who should be taken with the No. 1 overall pick (held by the Celtics) in the 2017 NBA draft.
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
NBA.com - 2017 NBA Finals Schedule
Wednesday, May 24
(1) Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics/OR/Cleveland Cavaliers
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.
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
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
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-
Sports Illustrated - Report: Heat, Chris Bosh approaching contract resolution
Tuesday, May 23
Chris Bosh could be one step closer to a comeback.
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.
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 - 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
Yahoo Sports - Ahead of draft, Frank Mason III out to prove 'it's not all about size' in NBA
Tuesday, May 23
For the next month, in every NBA city he visits, Frank Mason III will answer questions about his lack of size and how that impacts his ability to translate his college success at Kansas to the next level. On Monday, the 5-foot-11, 189-pound consensus National Player of the Year found himself in St. Francis
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.
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:
Yahoo Sports - Deng Adel's withdrawal from the NBA draft is a huge boost for Louisville
Tuesday, May 23
Deng Adel scored in double figures in 22 games last season. Uncertain whether he would be selected if he remained in this year’s NBA draft, Louisville’s Deng Adel made a smart choice. The 6-foot-7 wing has informed the Cardinals that he is returning to school to try to boost his draft stock and lead
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
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
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 - 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 - The Dunk King Ep. 4: Jordan Southerland Final Dunk
Tuesday, May 23
The Dunk King Ep. 4: Jordan Kilgannon Final Dunk Jordan Kilgannon makes his second dunk in the Finals of the Dunk King. 3 minutes ago
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. 
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. 
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
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
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
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
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?