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Sports Illustrated - LeBron James: Michael Jordan inspired me, Allen Iverson was the god
Monday, June 26
LeBron James says Allen Iverson resonated with him at a young age.
Sports Illustrated - How Allen Iverson finally found his way home
Monday, June 26
By traditional standards, Allen Iverson did not accomplish much in the seven years since he walked away from the NBA, except that he found his way home.
RealGM - Get Your Latest NBA News From RealGM's Basketball Wiretap
Monday, June 26
Get all the latest news and happenings from around the NBA with RealGM's Basketball Wiretap.
Sports Illustrated - NBA trade rumors: Cavs talk trades involving George, Love; pursuing Carmelo Anthony
Monday, June 26
The post-draft rumors are heating up. Check out the latest news regarding the draft, free agency and trades here.
FOX Sports - NBA trade rumors: Cavs talk trades involving George, Love; pursuing Carmelo Anthony
Monday, June 26
The post-draft rumors are heating up. Check out the latest news regarding the draft, free agency and trades here.
RealGM - Love to Denver? MIN/DAL/SAC Offseasons
Monday, June 26
Love to Denver? MIN/DAL/SAC Offseasons
Basketball Insiders - Jimmy Butler on T-Wolves: ‘I’m Ready to Win’
Monday, June 26
Three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler, acquired by the Timberwolves in a splashy draft night trade, arrived in his new home on Sunday. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Butler was greeted at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport by Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau and general manager Scott Layden after spending time in Paris for men’s fashion week. The Timberwolves […]
Basketball Insiders - Former NBA Guard Jason Williams Injured in BIG3
Monday, June 26
Basketball’s newest league started with a game-winning basket and an injured former NBA player. Rashard Lewis made a 3-point play with his team facing game point on Sunday in the opening game of the BIG3, the 3-on-3 basketball league co-founded by Ice Cube. Jason Williams, the flashy point guard nicknamed “White Chocolate,” went down with […]
Basketball Insiders - Sources: Nuggets Targeting Blake Griffin, Millsap
Monday, June 26
Sources say the Nuggets, meanwhile, have made upgrading at power forward one of their offseason priorities, which is why they covet Love. Denver, according to sources, also hopes to crash the list of suitors for Los Angeles Clippers unrestricted free agent Blake Griffin and Atlanta Hawks unrestricted free agent Paul Millsap.‎ Source: Marc Stein and […]
Basketball Insiders - Cavs Remain in Discussions With Billups
Monday, June 26
The Cavs are still in discussions with Chauncey Billups to lead Cleveland’s front office after the departure of David Griffin. They’re also remaining active in the trade market, with a host of remaining front-office personnel, including Koby Altman, an assistant GM under Griffin, working the phones. Source: Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com
Basketball Insiders - Sources: Cavs Talked 3-Team Trade for PG
Monday, June 26
The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to pursue a trade for Paul George and will be leading contenders for Carmelo Anthony’s services, should Anthony secure an offseason buyout from the New York Knicks, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that the Cavaliers engaged in serious three-way trade discussions leading up to the NBA draft on a […]
Yahoo Sports - Westbrook set to learn if his historic season was an MVP one
Monday, June 26
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A year ago, uncertainty surrounded Russell Westbrook. Kevin Durant stunned the league by leaving Oklahoma City for rival Golden State in free agency. The four-time scoring champion and former MVP had been the central piece in making the Thunder one of the league's elite teams
FOX Sports - Westbrook set to learn if his historic season was an MVP one
Monday, June 26
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A year ago, uncertainty surrounded Russell Westbrook.
Basketball Insiders - Antetokounmpo Dreams of a Greece Win Over USA
Monday, June 26
Giannis Antetokounmpo is dreaming big. He wants to beat the United States wearing Greek team colors. “I’ll be the next one to beat them. I’ll be waiting for them somewhere,” the Milwaukee Bucks star said before leading a team in an exhibition game involving Greek and foreign players before 15,000 fans at the Athens Olympic […]
Basketball Insiders - Clyde Drexler: Celtics, Not Rockets First Big Three
Monday, June 26
Clyde Drexler said Sunday he’s flattered that LeBron James mentioned him as part of one of the first Big Threes, but the Hall of Famer said superteams began long before his 1995-96 Houston Rockets. “You know, I love LeBron and anything he says is gold. But I’d really like to give you a different opinion,” […]
Yahoo Sports - Report: If bought out, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade are candidates to join Cavs
Monday, June 26
After losing 4-1 to the mighty Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals earlier this month, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been looking for ways to upgrade their squad this offseason.  Since the news broke that Paul George won't be returning to the Pacers after next season, the Cavs have been involved
Yahoo Sports - Trade rumor: Nuggets exploring three-team trade for Kevin Love
Monday, June 26
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers are still talking about a trade involving Paul George, and the Denver Nuggets are involved. It's been well publicized that the Nuggets were looking to make a deal on draft night that fell through, and it's unsurprising
CBS Sports - Report: Brooklyn Nets will decline team option on K.J. McDaniels
Monday, June 26
The 24-year-old swingman will become an unrestricted free agent
CBS Sports - WATCH: Thunder's Victor Oladipo gets schooled by a 12-year-old
Monday, June 26
The youngster hit Oladipo with a nutmeg during a one-on-one game at Oladipo's camp
FOX Sports - WATCH: Jordan brand releases 'The Kawhi Question'
Monday, June 26
Is it his offense or defense?
Sports Illustrated - Tyronn Lue wants Allen Iverson on his staff: 'He made me'
Monday, June 26
Tyronn Lue says he owes a lot to Allen Iverson.
FOX Sports - 2017 Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game
Monday, June 26
2017 Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game
Yahoo Sports - NBA Free Agency Rumors: Nuggets among teams targeting Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap
Monday, June 26
The Denver Nuggets made a notable improvement last season, winning 40 games for the first time in four seasons, but were still not able to make a return to the playoffs, finishing one game behind the Portland Trail Blazers for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.  With their team full of young
NBA.com - Jimmy Butler 'ready to win' with Minnesota Timberwolves
Monday, June 26
The Butler has landed.
Yahoo Sports - NBA experts, fans can't get enough of rumor-filled offseason
Monday, June 26
Just before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, one of professional basketball's top news breakers, Marc Stein, probably reached for his Blackberry (some NBA folks still swear by 'em) and pressed send on a Tweet that would send NBA fans into a tizzy. The Denver Nuggets, one of the league's asset-rich but
Yahoo Sports - Cavs, Pacers trade talks for Paul George may include Nuggets as 3rd team
Monday, June 26
The Indiana Pacers are taking their time to trade Paul George, but they're still headed in that direction. The latest rumor, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Chris Haynes, is that the Denver Nuggets might be involved as a third team in a potential deal. Indiana has needed to trade George ever
Sports Illustrated - The Crossover's Big 3 Debut Running Diary
Monday, June 26
Your favorite 1990s and early 2000s NBA players kicked off Ice Cube's Big 3 league in Brooklyn on Saturday. The Crossover was on hand.
CBS Sports - Report: If bought out, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade are candidates to join Cavs
Monday, June 26
The Cavs will be looking to upgrade their squad after their Finals loss to the stacked Warriors
NBA.com - Giannis Antetokounmpo reveals ambitious dream with Greece
Monday, June 26
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Giannis Antetokounmpo is dreaming big. He wants to beat the United States wearing Greek team colors.
CBS Sports - NBA Free Agency Rumors: Nuggets among teams targeting Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap
Monday, June 26
Denver is reportedly also in talks on a three-team trade that would send them Kevin Love
Yahoo Sports - Rumor: Cavaliers, Pacers, and Nuggets discussed 3-way deal with Paul George, Kevin Love
Monday, June 26
This NBA off-season has been particularly crazy, and I don't expected to calm down anytime soon.
FOX Sports - The Crossover's Big 3 Debut Running Diary
Monday, June 26
Your favorite 1990s and early 2000s NBA players kicked off Ice Cube's Big 3 league in Brooklyn on Saturday. The Crossover was on hand.
RealGM - Cavs Considered Leading Contenders To Sign Carmelo Anthony If Bought Out
Monday, June 26
Cavs Considered Leading Contenders To Sign Carmelo Anthony If Bought Out
ESPN - Sources: Cavs talked 3-way trade for George
Monday, June 26
Sources: Cavs talked 3-way trade for George
CBS Sports - BIG3 makes its debut in Brooklyn and Allen Iverson remains the center of attention
Monday, June 26
Barclays Center hosted the BIG3's inaugural slate of games on Sunday, with The Answer as a player/coach/captain
FOX Sports - Cavs reportedly discussing 3-team trade involving Paul George and Kevin Love
Monday, June 26
Cavs continue to pursue the All-Star forward
NBA.com - Report: Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George cited as centerpiece in potential three-team deal
Monday, June 26
ESPN's Marc Stein and Chris Haynes are reporting on a potential three-team trade that would send Pacers All-Star Paul George to Cleveland and Cavaliers forward Kevin Love to the Nuggets.
Yahoo Sports - Lakers, Cavs, Rockets, Celtics, Spurs Pursued Paul George Heading To Draft
Monday, June 26
The Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs were among the teams that pursued a trade for Paul George aggressively leading up to the draft. The Rockets and Lakers remain determined to keep pushing for a George trade, while the Cavaliers also are
RealGM - Lakers, Cavs, Rockets, Celtics, Spurs Pursued Paul George Heading To Draft
Monday, June 26
Lakers, Cavs, Rockets, Celtics, Spurs Pursued Paul George Heading To Draft
RealGM - Chauncey Billups Remains Undecided On Cavs' Job
Monday, June 26
Chauncey Billups Remains Undecided On Cavs' Job
CBS Sports - Paul Pierce was in shock after Celtics drafted him: 'I never worked out for them'
Sunday, June 25
Pierce was drafted 10th overall by the Celtics in the 1998 NBA Draft
RealGM - Cavs, Nuggets, Pacers Discuss Three-Way Deal Involving Paul George, Kevin Love
Sunday, June 25
Cavs, Nuggets, Pacers Discuss Three-Way Deal Involving Paul George, Kevin Love
FOX Sports - Butler on arrival in Minnesota: 'I'm so excited to get started'
Sunday, June 25
The newest Minnesota Timberwolves player, Jimmy Butler arrived in Minnesota on Sunday
CBS Sports - Report: Cavs, Pacers, Nuggets discussed three-team trade involving George, Love
Sunday, June 25
Paul George would go to the Cavs, while Kevin Love would make his way to the Nuggets in this scenario
Sports Illustrated - NBA trade rumors: Multiple teams remain in pursuit of Paul George
Sunday, June 25
The post-draft rumors are heating up. Check out the latest news regarding the draft, free agency and trades here.
ESPN - Jimmy Butler arrives in Minnesota, records message for Wolves fans
Sunday, June 25
Jimmy Butler arrives in Minnesota, records message for Wolves fans
Yahoo Sports - Clyde Drexler says LeBron James is wrong about first Big Three
Sunday, June 25
The NBA is "Big Three" crazy these days. Teams like the Celtics, and guys like LeBron James, are synonymous with the term. But who exactly was the original "Big Three"? LeBron James has mentioned the 2002-03 Lakers, consisting of Karl Malone, Gary Payton, Shaquille O'Neal and 
Yahoo Sports - What Hornets fans need to know about the NBA's new labor deal as free agency opens
Sunday, June 25
The NBA's new collective bargaining agreement will go into effect when the free-agency negotiating period begins Saturday. Here are some key points for Charlotte Hornets fans to keep in mind this offseason: ▪  This new deal between the owners and the players association is intended to be a seven-year
CBS Sports - Giannis Antetokounmpo wants to be the next player to lead Greece over the U.S.
Sunday, June 25
Greece was the last team to beat the U.S.
Yahoo Sports - Harden or Westbrook will have company: 10 best NBA seasons that didn't win MVP
Sunday, June 25
It's easy to forget because the NBA regular season ended, well, about two-and-a-half months ago, but Russell Westbrook and James Harden both put up absolutely historic numbers in 2016-17. Westbrook set the NBA record for most triple-doubles (42) became the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1961
NBA.com - standings test
Sunday, June 25
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ESPN - PG Williams injures leg as BIG3 League begins
Sunday, June 25
PG Williams injures leg as BIG3 League begins
Yahoo Sports - Why a Charlotte Hornets veteran looks as good as gone this week
Sunday, June 25
One way or another, veteran point guard Ramon Sessions will be an ex-Charlotte Hornet by Thursday. Thursday is the deadline under NBA rules to decide on a team option for next season. So if the Hornets don't remove Sessions from their roster by then, his salary for next season – approximately $6.3
Yahoo Sports - Drexler to LeBron: Celts, not Rockets, first Big 3
Sunday, June 25
ESPN.com news services Clyde Drexler said Sunday he's flattered that LeBron James mentioned him as part of one of the first Big Threes, but the Hall of Famer said superteams began long before his 1995-96 Houston Rockets. Earlier this month on the "Road Trippin'" podcast, James pointed
ESPN - Drexler to LeBron: Celts, not Rockets, first Big 3
Sunday, June 25
Drexler to LeBron: Celts, not Rockets, first Big 3
Yahoo Sports - Rapper Ice Cube Debuted His BIG3 Basketball Tournament In New York City
Sunday, June 25
Some may say that Hip Hop and basketball have shared a link for decades. That bond got stronger this year as Rapper/entrepreneur Ice Cube took to the sports world. Best known for his lyrics and movie production, Cube took his affinity for the game and put his own spin on it. Cube, 48, born O'Shea
Yahoo Sports - 2017 NBA Awards Show: Live stream info, TV schedule, list of nominees, how to watch
Sunday, June 25
The inaugural NBA Awards Show is set to take place, and finally some long debates will be settled on Monday night. This is the new format for regular season awards instead of announcing them throughout the playoffs. Outside of the major regular season, fans will also get to vote for several awards, including
FOX Sports - Clyde Drexler corrects LeBron James’ original superteam claim
Sunday, June 25
No one apparently wants to be associated with a superteam
ESPN - NBA awards finalists, predictions and latest news
Sunday, June 25
NBA awards finalists, predictions and latest news
Yahoo Sports - Get Your Latest NBA News From RealGM's Basketball Wiretap
Sunday, June 25
Magic Johnson was critical of D'Angelo Russell in his comments after the Los Angeles Lakers traded him to the Brooklyn Nets in a move that frees up cap space and makes it clear that Lonzo Ball will be their face of the franchise. "I'm going to do what it takes to get the right players in
ESPN - Antetokounmpo's dream: Greece win over U.S.
Sunday, June 25
Antetokounmpo's dream: Greece win over U.S.
CBS Sports - Sixers owner says Joel Embiid contract extension a priority this season
Sunday, June 25
Embiid hasn't played much due to injuiries, but the 76ers are sold on his potential
Sports Illustrated - Kevin Durant on Sixers' FEDS: 'How they got a nickname without playing together?'
Sunday, June 25
Kevin Durant appears to think the FEDS nickname for the Sixers is silly.
FOX Sports - Big3 begins: 3-on-3 league has close games, not much Iverson
Sunday, June 25
NEW YORK (AP) Allen Iverson plans to be more spectator than scorer in the Big3.
Yahoo Sports - It doesn't sound like the Mavs will let Nerlens Noel hit NBA free agency
Sunday, June 25
NBA teams hoping to acquire a power forward in next month's free agency may be left with one less option, as the Dallas Mavericks appear determined to re-sign Nerlens Noel, a restricted free agent. Noel, 23, was traded to Dallas from the Sixers back in February for Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut
FOX Sports - 'The Herd': Lakers GM Rob Pelinka opens up on what it's really like at LaVar Ball's house
Sunday, June 25
This LaVar Ball story may change your opinion of the outspoken family man.
ESPN - Sources: Mavs to decline Dirk option, eye deal
Sunday, June 25
Sources: Mavs to decline Dirk option, eye deal
Basketball Insiders - NBA Sunday: Knicks Emerge From 2017 NBA Draft As Winners
Sunday, June 25
Passing on other top prospects and selecting Frank Ntilikina was a wise move by the Knicks, write Moke Hamilton.
CBS Sports - Report: Mavs to decline Dirk Nowitzki's option with plans to re-sign him to new deal
Sunday, June 25
This appears to be a move that will give Dallas some cap flexibility
Sports Illustrated - Report: Mavericks decline Dirk Nowitzki's $25 million option to sign a new deal
Sunday, June 25
The Dallas Mavericks have declined Dirk Nowitzki's $25 million option for next year but expect him back.
RealGM - Mavericks Decline $25M Team Option For 17-18 On Dirk Nowitzki
Sunday, June 25
Mavericks Decline $25M Team Option For 17-18 On Dirk Nowitzki
Basketball Insiders - Sources: Mavericks to Decline Nowitzki Option, Ink New Deal
Sunday, June 25
League sources tell ESPN’s Marc Stein that Dallas has informed Dirk Nowitzki that it will decline his $25 million option for next season to sign him to a new deal. League sources say that a new two-year deal for Nowitzki is among the options being strongly considered. Full story goes online momentarily — Marc Stein […]
RealGM - Rockets Have 'Serious Chance' Of Signing Chris Paul
Sunday, June 25
Rockets Have 'Serious Chance' Of Signing Chris Paul
Yahoo Sports - Draft Season Reminds Us Who Truly Exploits Young Athletes (The Answer Is Old Athletes)
Sunday, June 25
As a college professor in the Southeastern Conference and former member of our Athletic Association Board of Directors, I am quite familiar with the argument that colleges exploit athletes (meaning football and men's basketball players) by not paying them even though those sports produce millions
Sports Illustrated - DeMar DeRozan Q&A: Raptors Star Wants Kobe To Become The Next Great Legacy Brand
Sunday, June 25
DeMar DeRozan wants Kobe Bryant to have the next great legacy brand, and he’s doing his part. 
Yahoo Sports - Tyus Jones' Pomeranian-Husky makes his case for NBA's best dog
Sunday, June 25
Look at him! Tyus Jones has the best six-month old husky-pomerian dog ever and he looks like a wolf and I will try my best to dognap him and keep him for myself. Tyus, if you’re reading this, I’m only partially serious and you should only be moderately concerned.Anyway, his name is Duke (where Jones
NBA.com - Ben Simmons shows recovery progress with dunk
Sunday, June 25
The Philadelphia 76ers have a lot of reasons to be optimistic about their team's future after selecting Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in last Thursday's NBA Draft.
Yahoo Sports - Jumpman ad asks if Kawhi Leonard can get buckets on Kawhi Leonard (Video)
Sunday, June 25
Kawhi Leonard is improving his offensive game to match with his defensive greatness. A new commercial's making the case that he's the best two-way player. The San Antonio Spurs have transitioned from an era with Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker to an era with Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs
Yahoo Sports - Former U of L basketball star, current NBA player Montrez Harrell to play in 2017 Dirt Bowl
Sunday, June 25
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Former University of Louisville basketball player and current NBS star Montrez Harrell will hit the court once again in the Derby City. Harrell will play in this year's Dirt Bowl. The Dirt Bowl will happen Sunday at Shawnee Park, which is located at 4501 West Broadway. The
Yahoo Sports - Ben Simmons is dunking after missing his entire first NBA season
Sunday, June 25
PROCESS = TRUSTED. Guess what, fellow reader. You and I are both about to scream because look right here, BEN SIMMONS IS HEALTHY AND DUNKING AGAIN. A little fun after‍♂️ A post shared by Ben Simmons (@bensimmons) on Jun 24, 2017 at 9:15pm PDTWhat a beautiful sight during the week of Markelle Fultz
Yahoo Sports - LeBron James will never be a Clipper, report says
Sunday, June 25
Late night radio may not be appointment radio, but believe it or not news does break after 12 a.m. And that's exactly what happened on the Freddie and Fitz show ESPN Saturday morning. Mike Wise has been doing this whole basketball reporting thing for a long time. He was an award-winning columnist
Yahoo Sports - NBA Free Agents 2017: Latest Rumors on Chris Paul, Nerlens Noel and More
Sunday, June 25
After the draft, front offices turn their attention to free agents. The available talent should create summer drama in terms of major acquisitions and re-signings. On Friday, reports revealed two prominent names on the same team plan to decline their player options to hit the free-agent market. The Vertical
Yahoo Sports - Previewing the NBA 2016-17 season awards
Sunday, June 25
Caption Close It might have made more sense to give post-season awards when fans could remember the season without checking the history and record books, but for the Rockets, there is a nice benefit to the NBA finally getting around to it Monday night. A reunion is not necessary the day after graduation
Yahoo Sports - Australia's NBA Global Academy set to usher in a new era of basketball stars
Sunday, June 25
Australian basketball received a huge boost last week with the official opening of the NBA Global Academy in Canberra. Basketball Australia (BA) and the NBA have partnered to create an elite basketball training centre at the Centre of Excellence (CoE) at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra
Basketball Insiders - Re-signing Nerlens Noel Mavericks’ ‘offseason priority’
Sunday, June 25
Re-signing Nerlens Noel, league sources say, is Dallas’ offseason priority, far ahead of their long-anticipated interest in UFA Jrue Holiday Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
Basketball Insiders - Source: Joakim Noah Attatched to Porzingis in Trade Talks
Sunday, June 25
Sources told Ramona Shelburne and I that [Joakim] Noah’s name came up in multiple discussions about possible [Kristaps] Porzingis trades with [Phil] Jackson and the Knicks looking to send out the remainder of the four-year, $72 million contract that he signed last offseason. Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
Basketball Insiders - ‘Serious chance’ of Rockets luring away Chris Paul?
Sunday, June 25
ESPN’s @ChrisBHaynes is on @SportsCenter now. His top FA storyline? Chris Paul and the #Rockets. “Serious chance of luring Chris Paul away.” ESPN’s @ChrisBHaynes is on @SportsCenter now. His top FA storyline? Chris Paul and the #Rockets. “Serious chance of luring Chris Paul away.” — Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) June 24, 2017 Source: Chris Haynes via […]
Basketball Insiders - Giannis Antetokounmpo: ‘I want to be the best ever’
Sunday, June 25
One day before the “Antetokounbros 2017” at Athens’ Olympiac indoor gym, Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo were the guests at Onassis Cultural center. In what seemed to be an unexpected partnership, the Onassis Foundation welcomed at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece, two young men who had an unexpected journey. From the hardships of the […]
Basketball Insiders - JaVale McGee Hopes to Return to Warriors
Sunday, June 25
JaVale McGee on whether he is returning to #gswarriors: “I hope so, I hope I’m coming back.” JaVale McGee on whether he is returning to #gswarriors: “I hope so, I hope I’m coming back.” pic.twitter.com/LrkYNbgSuU — Scott Reiss KTVU (@StanfordVoice) June 24, 2017 Source: Scott Reiss on Twitter
Basketball Insiders - Mavericks Picking Up Option on Yogi Ferrell
Sunday, June 25
Sources say the Mavs have informed PG Yogi Ferrell that they are picking up his team option for next season, an easy decision after he proved himself capable of being a rotation player after his promotion from the D-League. Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN
Basketball Insiders - Chris Paul Re-elected as President of NBPA
Sunday, June 25
Chris Paul has been re-elected as president of the National Basketball Players Association. Paul’s new four-year term begins immediately. He will be assisted by the union’s newly elected vice president, Garrett Temple of the Sacramento Kings. In his first term as president, Paul most notably helped the players and the NBA come together on a new collective bargaining agreement […]
Basketball Insiders - Phil Jackson ‘concerned’ About Porzingis Long-Term?
Sunday, June 25
Knicks president Phil Jackson’s intention for now is make amends with 7-foot-3 Latvian phenom Kristaps Porzingis and not look to trade him. But if things don’t go smoothly in the next several months, Jackson may entertain trade offers again, knowing Porzingis will be entering the final year of his contract after next season. According to […]
ESPN - Pelton mail: Which rookies are most ready to contribute?
Sunday, June 25
Pelton mail: Which rookies are most ready to contribute?
Yahoo Sports - Pelton mail: Which rookies are most ready to contribute?
Sunday, June 25
This week's mailbag features your questions on which top-10 picks are most ready to contribute as rookies, the returns on blockbuster trades involving star players and more. You can tweet your questions using the hashtag #peltonmailbag or email them to peltonmailbag@gmail.com. "Your rating of
Yahoo Sports - Daily News - June 25, 2017
Sunday, June 25
**NOTE: The news clips and articles listed don't necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of the Cleveland Cavaliers or their Basketball Operations staff, partners, or sponsors.** Author: Terry Pluto Publication: Cleveland.com CLEVELAND, OHIO -- Scribbles in my Cleveland Cavaliers notebook while
Yahoo Sports - Fancy footwork: who has the most stylish trainers in the NBA?
Sunday, June 25
Fancy footwork: who has the most stylish trainers in the NBA?
Yahoo Sports - Daily News - June 25, 2017
Sunday, June 25
**NOTE: The news clips and articles listed don't necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of the Cleveland Cavaliers or their Basketball Operations staff, partners, or sponsors.** Author: Terry Pluto Publication: Cleveland.com CLEVELAND, OHIO -- Scribbles in my Cleveland Cavaliers notebook while
Yahoo Sports - Tyus Jones' dog looks like a huggable wolf
Sunday, June 25
Tyus Jones has the best six-month old husky-pomerian dog ever and he looks like a wolf and I will try my best to dognap him and keep him for myself. Tyus, if you're reading this, I'm only partially serious and you should only be moderately concerned. Anyway, his name is Duke (where Jones went
Yahoo Sports - The Tar Heels who made it in the NBA despite going undrafted
Sunday, June 25
Despite not getting drafted, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, and Nate Britt will all get some sort of a shot with an NBA team. Meeks signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Raptors, the Clippers picked up Hicks, and Britt was given a spot on the Hawks' summer league team. If any of them carve
ESPN - Sorry, LaVar: Vegas down on LAL playoff hopes
Sunday, June 25
Sorry, LaVar: Vegas down on LAL playoff hopes
RealGM - Mavericks To Decline Team Option On DeAndre Liggins
Saturday, June 24
Mavericks To Decline Team Option On DeAndre Liggins
RealGM - Mavericks Pick Up $1.31M Option On Yogi Ferrell
Saturday, June 24
Mavericks Pick Up $1.31M Option On Yogi Ferrell
Yahoo Sports - WWE Working on Lavar Ball Appearance For Raw Next Week in Los Angeles
Saturday, June 24
June 24, 2017 Pro Wrestling Sheet has learned WWE wants Lavar Ball to appear on Monday Night Raw next week in Los Angeles … and it sounds like he was talking about it during a recent livestream. Sources tell us the two sides have been in talks to make it happen and things are looking good — however,
Yahoo Sports - Kevin Durant trolls haters with cupcake hat featuring NBA championship ring
Saturday, June 24
Add the 2017 Finals MVP to the list of NBA stars shouting out the haters via articles of clothing.
RealGM - Chris Paul Re-Elected NBPA President, Garrett Temple Elected VP
Saturday, June 24
Chris Paul Re-Elected NBPA President, Garrett Temple Elected VP
RealGM - Kevin Durant Wears Hat With Ring On Top Of Cupcake (Photo)
Saturday, June 24
Kevin Durant Wears Hat With Ring On Top Of Cupcake (Photo)
RealGM - Johnathan Motley Signs Two-Way Deal With Mavericks
Saturday, June 24
Johnathan Motley Signs Two-Way Deal With Mavericks
Yahoo Sports - Cuban's legacy should be competitive balance in NBA, not wishing for sprained ankles
Saturday, June 24
The NBA offseason has become far more entertaining, intriguing and captivating than the regular season, and now the postseason, too. NBA (free agency).... It's faaaaaaaaaantastic! Between the NBA Draft and the expected hurried movement of your favorite stars as free agency approaches have trumped
ESPN - Klay Thompson brutally fails dunk attempt while in China
Saturday, June 24
Klay Thompson brutally fails dunk attempt while in China
Sports Illustrated - Kevin Durant has an extremely petty cupcake hat, and it’s great
Saturday, June 24
A cupcake, but with a ring on top.
Yahoo Sports - Meet Frank Ntilikina, who trusts Phil Jackson and has just one hobby
Saturday, June 24
Knicks first-round draft pick Frank Ntilikina, an 18-year-old French League point guard taken eighth overall on Thursday, takes a shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: What would you want to tell Knicks fans about Phil Jackson? A: He has a system that brings a lot of championships. We
Yahoo Sports - 2018 NBA Mock Draft - The Lottery Edition
Saturday, June 24
The 2017 NBA Draft began with the selection of Upper Marlboro native and DeMatha product Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick. Josh Jackson, SF, Maryland -- The Canadian took a long look at entering the Draft after his freshman season, but ultimately stayed with the Terps. Jessie Govan, C, Georgetown
Yahoo Sports - Report: Celtics could land George if they sign Hayward
Saturday, June 24
As rumors swirl in this post-draft, pre-free agency week for the NBA, Adam Kaufman of 98.5 The Sports Hub reported Friday that the Celtics could land long-rumored target Gordon Hayward AND trade for Paul George. Take this FWIW: Hearing #Celtics in position to deal 4 George with 3-yr ext in place, but
Yahoo Sports - Five point guards — other than George Hill — the Jazz would want
Saturday, June 24
Patrick Beverley 6-foot-1, Houston Rockets Stats: 9.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists per game 2016-2017 salary: $5.5 million Trade Bait: One of Utah's two first-round picks in the 2018 draft would be enough. Why him: Beverley can either be a starter for the Jazz, or be a high level backup to George
RealGM - Magic Johnson On D'Angelo Russell: I Needed Somebody Players Want To Play With
Saturday, June 24
Magic Johnson On D'Angelo Russell: I Needed Somebody Players Want To Play With
Basketball Insiders - The Best of the Undrafted Players
Saturday, June 24
David Yapkowitz breaks down the best players who weren't drafted in Thursday night's NBA Draft.
Basketball Insiders - PODCAST: NBA Draft Recap, Jimmy Butler, and Paul George
Saturday, June 24
Basketball Insiders writers Cody Taylor and Spencer Davies talk winners and loser of the NBA Draft, the Jimmy Butler trade, Paul George’s future, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
RealGM - Mavs' Top Offseason Priority Will Be Re-Signing Nerlens Noel
Saturday, June 24
Mavs' Top Offseason Priority Will Be Re-Signing Nerlens Noel
Yahoo Sports - How the four Kings rookies fit in heading into 2017-18 season
Saturday, June 24
The Sacramento Kings swung for the fences during the NBA Draft Thursday night. There are major roster questions that still have to be answered in free agency or through trade, but here is a look at how the new faces fit into the current situation in Sacramento. Sacramento let it be known early that
ESPN - Sources: Knicks offered Joakim Noah in Kristaps Porzingis trade talks
Saturday, June 24
Sources: Knicks offered Joakim Noah in Kristaps Porzingis trade talks
Sports Illustrated - Ricky Davis Q&A: BIG3, Playing For Pat Riley, And The State Of The NBA
Saturday, June 24
Former NBA veteran Ricky Davis talks the start of the Big3 season, his NBA career and more. 
Yahoo Sports - Ricky Davis Q&A: BIG3, Playing For Pat Riley, And The State Of The NBA
Saturday, June 24
Ricky Davis, the 12-year vet who had stints with the Celtics, Cavs and Heat (among others), thinks he would have thrived in today’s NBA.“I would have put my head down and gone straight to the basket. I would have gotten to the line 20 times a game,” Davis assured The Crossover earlier this month. The
Yahoo Sports - How Danny Ainge can build a Celtics' super team in 5 steps
Saturday, June 24
COMMENTARY Danny Ainge has seemingly arrived at a crossroads in his quest to bring Banner 18 to Boston. He has been taking the slow and steady path to construct his roster in recent seasons, advancing his cause with young draft picks, smart trades and high-value contracts. That approach helped Boston
Yahoo Sports - Upon further review: Winners, losers, sleepers from 2017 NBA draft
Saturday, June 24
Now that the dust has settled until free agency opens July 1 in the NBA, let's look back at the draft. When the NBA season tips in October, however, a lot of names won't be mentioned again in such a positive light if at all.
Basketball Insiders - NBA Saturday: The Philadelphia 76ers Are Entering A New Era
Saturday, June 24
With the addition of Markelle Fultz, the Process has officially shifted into the results phase.
Basketball Insiders - Magic Johnson on Russell: ‘what I needed was a leader’
Saturday, June 24
Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Earvin “Magic” Johnson didn’t mince words when asked about why they traded point guard D’Angelo Russell — the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft — to the Brooklyn Nets this week. “D’Angelo is an excellent player,” Johnson said Friday, when the team introduced its top draft […]
Basketball Insiders - Danny Ainge: Isaiah Thomas Doing ‘much better’
Saturday, June 24
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said that Isaiah Thomas is doing “much better” as he navigates rehab from his season-ending hip injury and believes he’ll have further imaging done in mid-to-late July to finalize next step, which could still include surgery. Ainge said the belief is Thomas will be ready for training camp […]
Basketball Insiders - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Suspended Two Games
Saturday, June 24
Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was suspended for two games without pay by the NBA on Friday for pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Caldwell-Pope was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after police say he was spotted going about 45 mph in a 25 mph zone about 2:50 a.m. March 29 […]
Basketball Insiders - Kings Release Arron Afflalo
Saturday, June 24
The Sacramento Kings are releasing guard Arron Afflalo, league sources say. Afflalo had contract guarantee trigger today. The Sacramento Kings are releasing guard Arron Afflalo, league sources say. Afflalo had contract guarantee trigger today. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2017 Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Basketball Insiders - Danny Ainge: No Recent Effort to Add Jimmy Butler
Saturday, June 24
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Friday that while he had “many conversations” with the Chicago Bulls in recent years about the availability of Jimmy Butler, the two teams did not engage in trade discussions in the days before the three-time All-Star was dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. “We […]
Yahoo Sports - NBA Draft winners and losers: Sixers 'Trust the Process,' Phil Jackson loses any trust he had left
Saturday, June 24
NEW YORK — There were rumors galore heading into Thursday's draft night, with stars ranging from trade-rumor veterans Paul George and Jimmy Butler to newbies Kristaps Porzingis and LaMarcus Aldridge grabbing headlines. In the end, only Butler was dealt, but on the whole, it was one of the more active
Yahoo Sports - NBA Draft Grades: Evaluating each team's full draft; Celtics come out with a D
Saturday, June 24
The 2017 NBA Draft has come and gone, but there is still a lot to evaluate. This was not a quiet draft night. The No. 1 overall pick was traded. Jimmy Butler was traded. In a really deep class, a lot of teams added multiple players that, at first glance, look like the foundation of real progress. We
Yahoo Sports - National Basketball Association roundup
Saturday, June 24
June 23 (The Sports Xchange) - Power forward Blake Griffin opted out of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday and point guard Chris Paul will do the same sometime next week, according to multiple published reports. The decisions would make both players unrestricted free agents on July
Yahoo Sports - Five Oregon Ducks Land In The NBA, Led By Jordan Bell
Saturday, June 24
It took until the Second Round on Thursday night as three Oregon Ducks found new homes in the NBA and two former players signed free agent contracts. The first off the board was Jordan Bell, who was selected in the second round. The Golden State Warriors paid the Chicago Bulls over three million dollars
ESPN - Paul re-elected as NBPA president; Temple VP
Saturday, June 24
Paul re-elected as NBPA president; Temple VP
RealGM - RealGM Radio: 2017 NBA Draft Breakdown With Sam Vecenie
Saturday, June 24
RealGM Radio: 2017 NBA Draft Breakdown With Sam Vecenie
Yahoo Sports - Jimmy Butler Gives the Wolves a Top-Tier Big-3 and Much More
Saturday, June 24
After a year of rumors, the Wolves finally wound up getting a “Thibs-guy.” Jimmy Butler, like every other Chicago Bulls player coached by Tom Thibodeau from 2010-2015, has consistently had been connected to the Wolves since Thibodeau took the reigns last summer. But those rumors often felt more like
NBA.com - Phoenix Suns draft pick Josh Jackson misses the mark throwing first pitch
Saturday, June 24
While playing his college basketball at Kansas, forward Josh Jackson exhibited the kind of all-around skill that makes NBA front offices drool. He could run, finish and even pass. That last quality is especially impressive for a 6-8 frontcourt player.
Yahoo Sports - Thompson: Swanigan likely to enhance Purdue's NBA Draft history
Saturday, June 24
From the earliest days of the NBA to Caleb Swanigan's selection Thursday night by the Portland Trailblazers, 48 Purdue basketball players have been drafted. Like many endeavors, there are those who thrived in the NBA spotlight and those whose best days were in a Purdue uniform.  Two Boilermaker alumni
NBA.com - Jimmy Butler posts heartfelt message to Chicago on Instagram
Saturday, June 24
After spending the first six seasons of his career in Chicago, Jimmy Butler was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves during Thursday's draft as part of a mega-deal.
NBA.com - Magic Johnson calls Lonzo Ball 'new face of Lakers' and expects retired jersey one day
Saturday, June 24
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Magic Johnson pointed a long index finger at the wall of the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex, where the 16-time NBA champions' nine retired numbers hang over the practice court.
Yahoo Sports - Triangle hoops stars meet their new NBA teams
Saturday, June 24
College stars from Duke, NC State and UNC discuss their new lives as top draft picks of NBA teams.
RealGM - Wolves Wouldn't Have Traded For Jimmy Butler Without Pick Swap
Saturday, June 24
Wolves Wouldn't Have Traded For Jimmy Butler Without Pick Swap
NBA.com - Golden State Warriors newbie Jordan Bell gets call from Draymond Green
Saturday, June 24
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jordan Bell knows he will most certainly get an earful from Draymond Green come training camp as a Golden State Warriors rookie.
NBA.com - Magic sees Lonzo Ball as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan
Saturday, June 24
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Magic Johnson pointed a long index finger at the wall of the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex, where the 16-time NBA champions' nine retired numbers hang over the practice court.
RealGM - Clippers Deny Offering DeAndre Jordan In Trade Talks
Saturday, June 24
Clippers Deny Offering DeAndre Jordan In Trade Talks
Sports Illustrated - NBA Social Rankings: Who Won Draft Week?
Saturday, June 24
This week's NBA Social Rankings hits the 2017 Draft, where LaVar Ball shined, Joel Embiid brought usual heat and Markelle Fultz made a major gaffe. 
RealGM - Paul George's R&E Would Be $94M Over Three Years, Expires When Eligible For 35 Percent Max
Saturday, June 24
Paul George's R&E Would Be $94M Over Three Years, Expires When Eligible For 35 Percent Max
ESPN - Magic: Russell good but Lakers needed leader
Saturday, June 24
Magic: Russell good but Lakers needed leader
RealGM - Rajon Rondo To Receive Interest From Pelicans, Pacers, Bulls If He Becomes Free Agent
Saturday, June 24
Rajon Rondo To Receive Interest From Pelicans, Pacers, Bulls If He Becomes Free Agent
Yahoo Sports - BIG3 League: Breaking down each team
Saturday, June 24
There's plenty of buzz heading into Sunday's tip-off, so here's a look at the players, coaches and teams you'll be watching.
RealGM - Chris Paul To Exercise ETO To Enter Free Agency
Friday, June 23
Chris Paul To Exercise ETO To Enter Free Agency
RealGM - Dwyane Wade Could Consider Return To Heat If Bought Out By Bulls
Friday, June 23
Dwyane Wade Could Consider Return To Heat If Bought Out By Bulls
Sports Illustrated - Lamar Odom responds to Stephen A. Smith comment about crack addiction
Friday, June 23
Lamar Odom responded through an attorney to Stephen A. Smith’s loud comments about his past drug habits.
RealGM - NBA Execs Split On Michael Porter Jr., Luka Doncic As Top Prospect Of 2018
Friday, June 23
NBA Execs Split On Michael Porter Jr., Luka Doncic As Top Prospect Of 2018
RealGM - Blake Griffin Opts For Free Agency
Friday, June 23
Blake Griffin Opts For Free Agency
Sports Illustrated - Reports: Blake Griffin, Chris Paul opting out of Clippers contracts
Friday, June 23
All-Stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are hitting the open market.
RealGM - Lakers Sign P.J. Dozier To Undrafted Free Agent Deal
Friday, June 23
Lakers Sign P.J. Dozier To Undrafted Free Agent Deal
Sports Illustrated - Big Baller Brand is already selling a $500 ZO2 in a Lakers colorway
Friday, June 23
Of course they are.
RealGM - Kings Release Arron Afflalo Before Guarantee Date
Friday, June 23
Kings Release Arron Afflalo Before Guarantee Date
RealGM - Lakers Were Sold On Lonzo Ball After Private Workout, Meeting In Chino Hills
Friday, June 23
Lakers Were Sold On Lonzo Ball After Private Workout, Meeting In Chino Hills
RealGM - Nuggets Were Unwilling To Include Jamal Murray In Jimmy Butler Trade Talks
Friday, June 23
Nuggets Were Unwilling To Include Jamal Murray In Jimmy Butler Trade Talks
RealGM - Wolves Suggest Ricky Rubio Won't Be Traded
Friday, June 23
Wolves Suggest Ricky Rubio Won't Be Traded
Sports Illustrated - Disgruntled Bulls fans rebel against front office, raise funds for billboard in protest
Friday, June 23
Chicago fans are not happy with the Bulls’ front office.
ESPN - Butler breaks silence with heartfelt Instagram post: 'Chicago, I love you'
Friday, June 23
Butler breaks silence with heartfelt Instagram post: 'Chicago, I love you'
Sports Illustrated - Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suspended two games following traffic arrest
Friday, June 23
Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was suspended two games by the NBA.
RealGM - Lakers Offered Unprotected Future First To Teams Willing To Take Deng Or Mozgov
Friday, June 23
Lakers Offered Unprotected Future First To Teams Willing To Take Deng Or Mozgov
Sports Illustrated - Danny Ainge says Celtics would have taken Jayson Tatum with top pick
Friday, June 23
The Celtics got their man at No. 3.
RealGM - Spurs Extend Qualifying Offer To Jonathon Simmons
Friday, June 23
Spurs Extend Qualifying Offer To Jonathon Simmons
ESPN - Fans should remember son Lonzo Ball is no LaVar
Friday, June 23
Fans should remember son Lonzo Ball is no LaVar
ESPN - Isaiah Thomas: 'If I were 6-5, I'd be the best player in the world'
Friday, June 23
Isaiah Thomas: 'If I were 6-5, I'd be the best player in the world'
ESPN - Embiid, Simmons take shots at Ball family following Lakers' pick
Friday, June 23
Embiid, Simmons take shots at Ball family following Lakers' pick
Sports Illustrated - 2017 NBA Free Agency Primer: The Craziest Part Of The Calendar
Friday, June 23
We'll learn a lot about players like Gordon Hayward and Blake Griffin when free agency hits. 
Sports Illustrated - 2017 NBA Draft: 10 Things I Think I Think
Friday, June 23
NBA draft: 10 key takeaways from an eventful night in Brooklyn, including a reasonable first round of picks.
ESPN - The carefully crafted aesthetics of the BIG3
Thursday, June 22
The carefully crafted aesthetics of the BIG3