• Jim Buss initially promised to fix Lakers in only one year before being talked into three-year pledge

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers mercifully ended Jim Buss’ lousy tenure as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, promoting Magic Johnson to run the front office. Maybe it could have happened sooner if his siblings just listened to him in the first place. After the 2013-14 season, Jim pledged to..." March 01

  • George Hill advised he can get ‘much better deal’ this summer than Jazz offered now

    Salt Lake Tribune "George Hill and the Utah Jazz will not reach a deal on a contract extension, clearing the way for Utah's talented starting point guard to reach unrestricted free agency, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. According to league sources, Hill and the Jazz engaged in discussions concerning a..." March 01

  • Kings GM Vlade Divac: Pelicans were team that offered more for DeMarcus Cousins two days prior

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kings general manager Vlade Divac, explaining his modest return in the DeMarcus Cousins trade, said, “I had a better deal two days ago.” That statement probably made Divac look more foolish than he should have. Cousins’ agents, wary of losing a designated-veteran-player extension only..." March 01

  • Finally off emotional roller coaster, new chapters begin for Kings, Cousins

    USA Today "No matter what side of the DeMarcus Cousins debate you were on in Sacramento, there was always one indisputable reality about his six-plus season tenure with the Kings: It was exhausting. From the day he stepped foot in California’s Capitol as a 19-year-old and started clashing with then-coach..." March 01

  • Brandon Jennings reportedly agrees to sign with Wizards

    CBS Sports "The Washington Wizards desperately wanted bench help at the trade deadline, and they responded by picking up former Nets forward Bojan Bogdanovic. It appears as if they are about to add another bench asset, as ESPN reports that former Knicks point guard Brandon Jennings is has a verbal..." March 01

  • Kevin Durant injury not expected to sideline him for entire NBA Playoffs

    Sportsnet "The Golden State Warriors will be without leading scorer Kevin Durant for an indefinite period, the team announced Wednesday. Durant injured his left knee during the opening moments of Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Wizards after a collision with teammate Zaza Pachulia. An MRI..." March 01

  • Warriors reportedly hopeful Kevin Durant’s knee injury not season-ending

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant suffered a potentially serious knee injury on Tuesday night, and early reports have indicated he will miss several weeks at least. However, the Golden State Warriors remain hopeful that he will play again this year. A Warriors source told Mike Wise of The Undefeated that the team..." March 01

  • Warriors to add Matt Barnes, not Jose Calderon, in wake of Kevin Durant injury

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant’s left knee injury has already produced a ripple effect throughout the Warriors roster. Late Tuesday night, ESPN reported that the Warriors now plan to sign Matt Barnes into their 15th roster spot, not Jose Calderon. According to ESPN, the Warriors will still make good on their..." March 01

  • Andrew Bogut to join Cavaliers once he clears waivers

    ESPN "In-demand center Andrew Bogut has committed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers upon clearing waivers Wednesday night. Bogut's agent, David Bauman, confirmed his client's decision by phone in the wake of ESPN's ‎initial report and says Bogut is scheduled to fly to Cleveland this week to..." March 01

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant suffers hyperextended left knee, will undergo MRI

    USA Today "Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant suffered a hyperextended left knee early in the first quarter of Tuesday night's loss to the Washington Wizards. He didn't return to the game, and the Warriors announced that he is scheduled to undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the..." March 01

  • Amar’e Stoudemire says he'd 'shower across the street' if he had gay teammate

    Sporting News "Amar'e Stoudemire isn't playing basketball in the NBA anymore but the former Suns and Knicks All-Star is once again making homophobic comments. Now playing in Israel for Hapoel Jerusalem, Stoudemire was asked during an interview with Walla Sport if American players in the league would be fine..." February 28

  • Lakers reportedly expected to target Kyle Lowry over summer

    Larry Brown Sports "Steve Nash and Gary Payton are the only All-Star point guards that the Los Angeles Lakers have had on their roster in the 21st century, but that could change as soon as this offseason. According to a report by Sean Deveney of the Sporting News on Tuesday, the Lakers are expected to target..." February 28

  • Draymond Green Continued His Beef With Paul Pierce By Saying He Couldn’t Carry A Team

    Uproxx "Draymond Green is a noted conversationalist, and his in-game dialogues with opposing players can sometimes go a little overboard. At least that was the argument among many critics after he unleashed a hot verbal torrent on Paul Pierce in a game against the Clippers last week. First, Pierce..." February 28

  • NBA GM says he couldn’t reach Knicks’ Phil Jackson before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "Knicks president Phil Jackson isn’t always reachable. But those complaints have come at lower-stakes moments, like when the team’s biggest star is upset, in the middle of the season and during a coaching search. Surely, Jackson was available in the lead up to the trade deadline,..." February 28

  • Thunder To Sign Norris Cole

    Hoops Rumors "The Thunder have reached an agreement on a rest-of-season deal with free agent point guard Norris Cole, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical. Oklahoma City had opened up a spot on its roster at the trade deadline when the club sent three players to Chicago and received just two in return, so no..." February 28

  • Jazz Unable To Agree Upon Extension With George Hill

    Real GM Basketball "The Utah Jazz were unable to agree upon a contract extension with George Hill. The Jazz could have given Hill the remainder of their cap space this season and an extension of up to three years with annual raises of 7.5 percent. The best offer Utah could make to Hill is for $88.3 million to..." February 28

  • How two uneasy moments made Cavs better equipped for Warriors

    ESPN "Prior to a Jan. 16 clash in Oakland between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, the defending champs had beaten their cross-country rival four straight times, including a historic Finals comeback and a Christmas Day thriller -- a game in which Golden State coughed up a 14-point..." February 28

  • Joakim Noah May Become The Worst Knicks Free Agent Signing Under Dolan

    The Big Lead "Joakim Noah signed a four-year $72.6 million deal with the New York Knicks. Noah made 46 appearances, was not particularly productive, and he may miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. He just turned 32. Noah has about $55.6 million due over the next three seasons. He has a chance to be..." February 28

  • DeMarcus Cousins suspended again, but hey, he's having fun at Mardi Gras

    CBS Sports "The NBA suspended DeMarcus Cousins one game on Tuesday, his second suspension this season for breaching the league’s technical fouls limit. Cousins was tagged with a technical foul in the Pelicans’ loss to the Thunder, New Orleans’ third-straight loss since adding Cousins in a trade on the night..." February 28

  • 18 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Joel Embiid

    Complex "Joel Embiid has become one of the best big men in the NBA this season, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game. Before he was shut down indefinitely with a knee injury Monday, Embiid had the inside track on running away with the Rookie of the Year Award, which is crazy since..." February 28

  • Kurt Rambis looks to be ‘heavily involved’ teaching Triangle to Knicks

    Sportsnaut "When Kurt Rambis retained an assistant coaching job after his interim coaching debacle last season, fans of the New York Knicks worried that his influence would continue to have an impact at the Garden. Today, that worry came to fruition as Rambis was apparently “heavily involved” in teaching the..." February 28

  • Kevin Durant says Scott Brooks deserves ‘a lot of credit’ for Wizards’ turnaround

    Washington Post "Kevin Durant spent the first eight years of his NBA career playing for Scott Brooks — first when Brooks was an assistant during Durant’s rookie season in Seattle and the beginning of his second season in Oklahoma City, and then another six-plus seasons once Brooks was promoted to head coach of the..." February 28

  • Jazz working to extend Hill before free agency

    ESPN "The Utah Jazz and point guard George Hill are in active discussions on a contract extension in an attempt to strike a deal before Tuesday's 11:59 p.m. ET deadline for such deals, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that the sides continue to work toward an agreement in hopes of..." February 28

  • Nick Young says he thought Lakers traded him

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nick Young… not so good at deciphering the trade deadline. Last year, Young celebrated remaining with the Lakers — a day before the deadline. Los Angeles didn’t deal him, keeping him long enough to rehab his value this year. So, as last week’s deadline approached, word leaked the Lakers..." February 28

  • Draymond ribs Pierce for playoff struggles before Big 3 arrived

    San Jose Mercury News "Draymond Green explained the origins of his trash talk with Paul Pierce that went viral. He then took Pierce and his fans to task for what he called revisionist history. “I said what I had to say,” Green explained on his podcast with me, Uninterrupted’s Dray Day. “And he said no more after..." February 28

  • Knicks reportedly targeting Jrue Holiday in free agency, but it seems like a long shot

    CBS Sports "The New York Knicks are targeting upcoming free agent Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley. Holiday, 26, would be a major upgrade over Derrick Rose at point guard, especially on the defensive end. Rose will also be a free agent in July. From ESPN: One..." February 28

  • James Harden Explains How Khloe Kardashian Was Dragging Down His Life & Career

    Black Sports Online "I mean it was obvious, but kudos to The Beard for keeping it real. James Harden is having an out of this world season, and if not for the brilliance of Russell Westbrook, would probably have already won the MVP award. Harden was his same filthy self — posting career highs in points (29.0),..." February 28

  • Deron Williams on his Cavs signing: 'This was the best fit for me'

    ESPN "The Cavaliers picked up the reliable backup point guard they have been missing all season by signing Deron Williams on Monday. "At the end of the day, I just felt like this was the best fit for me," Williams said, speaking to reporters in the hallway outside the Cavs' locker room shortly before..." February 28

  • Draymond Green: 76ers are going to be ‘really, really, really good’

    CSN Philly "The Warriors are the blueprint of a total team in the NBA. They have a star-studded starting lineup and a top sixth man with the positional versatility that creates hard-to-combat matchups. Yet, as the Warriors notched their 50th win of the season, 119-108, in a collaborative effort against the..." February 28

  • Magic Johnson wants D’Angelo Russell to lead Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "New Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson is hoping that D’Angelo Russell will develop into a leader for the team. Johnson spoke to many fans at a “Lakers All Access” event on Monday night while the team had an open night on their schedule. He took questions from some of the fans and..." February 28

  • Glenn Robinson III Plans to Defend His Dunk Contest Victory

    Complex "Glenn Robinson III is your 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion, but the high-flying Pacers reserve barely had any time to practice his jams. "I only got about three or four practices in, just because of our schedule, and we had some back-to-backs, and you know, it’s tough to do during the..." February 28

  • JR Smith ‘a couple weeks’ away from returning from thumb injury

    Larry Brown Sports "JR Smith appears to be nearing a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Smith has been out since undergoing thumb surgery in late December. He was initially projected to miss 12-14 weeks, which set him for a return in mid-to-late March. It sounds like he’s still on target for such a return..." February 28

  • Chris Bosh: 'My health is great. I'm feeling good'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Chris Bosh briefly addressed his health Monday night during his appearance as a studio analyst on TNT's NBA coverage. Bosh, who has been away from the Miami Heat since failing his preseason physical, was asked in general terms about his health from former NBA forward Chris Webber, who was..." February 28

  • NBA: Dwight Howard shouldn't have been given technical and ejected

    USA Today "The NBA said in a statement late Monday night that Atlanta Hawks forward Dwight Howard should not have been assessed a technical foul for hanging on the rim and subsequently ejected. In a chippy contest against the Celtics in Boston, Howard was whistled for his second technical foul with about..." February 28

  • D'Antoni: Rockets haven't shown heart lately

    ESPN "Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni was honest about his team’s 117-108 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. He used words like “soft” and phrases like “not enough fight” after a game in which the Rockets held a 17-point advantage only to see it vanish. Houston started the game..." February 28

  • Wizards interested in Brandon Jennings

    NESN "Brandon Jennings probably won’t be without a team for long. The eight-year NBA veteran asked to be waived by the New York Knicks on Monday, in hopes that he could catch on with a contender for the stretch run, and it appears he could get his wish. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, citing..." February 28

  • Lakers sign David Nwaba to 10-day contract

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are planning to sign guard David Nwaba to a 10-day contract, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. He currently plays as a member of the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the NBA’s D-League. The Los Angeles Lakers are planning to sign guard David Nwaba to a 10-day..." February 28

  • Mavs' Carlisle: Heat's Spoelstra now in Coach of the Year discussion

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "At one point during his interview session with the media following Monday morning’s shootaround at American Airlines Center, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle had a grim look on his face. And it had nothing to do with the mix-up from Sunday night’s Oscar ceremonies. Carlisle looked grim..." February 28

  • Curry ties NBA record for worst 3-point shooting night

    Fanrag Sports "The Golden State Warriors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 119-108 on Monday night, but none of those points from the winning team came from deep for point guard Stephen Curry. The reigning two-time NBA MVP went a career-worst 0 for 11 from 3-point range during the game, still finishing with 19..." February 28

  • Kevin Durant on D.C.: ‘I really just didn’t want to play at home.’

    Washington Post "As a kid, Kevin Durant would hop on Metro and travel to new worlds. He started in Prince George’s County, where his family bounced from rental to rental, all over the county, until moving became familiar. He would see abandoned houses, drug deals and people lingering outside the liquor store...." February 27

  • Raptors announce Kyle Lowry to undergo wrist surgery, hopefully return for playoffs

    Sportsnaut "Kyle Lowry will undergo surgery to remove loose bodies from his right wrist. The Toronto Raptors hope to have him back by the start of the playoffs. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports Lowry could return for regular season games before the playoffs. This is a massive hit to Toronto’s..." February 27

  • Brandon Jennings expected to sign with Hornets

    Larry Brown Sports "It apparently didn’t take very long for Brandon Jennings to find his next team. Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy, who used to coach Jennings, told the media on Monday that he spoke to Jennings’ agent earlier in the morning and that Jennings appears to be headed to Charlotte to sign..." February 27

  • Knicks considering releasing Derrick Rose?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Knicks explored trade possibilities for Derrick Rose at the deadline last week, but nothing came to fruition. That doesn’t mean he has a future with the team beyond this season, and Rose’s tenure in New York could end even sooner than that. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily..." February 27

  • Joel Embiid ‘Out Indefinitely’ With Swellness In Knee

    CBS Philly "Sixers center Joel Embiid is now listed as “out indefinitely.” Medical update (1/2): •Embiid did not take part in shootaround after swellness in left knee. MRI today. Listed out indefinitely. On Thursday, the Sixers said Embiid’s target date to return is Friday, March 3rd. Embiid is..." February 27

  • Brandon Jennings reportedly told Knicks he wants to play for playoff team

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks have decided to release Brandon Jennings, and it sounds as though the veteran point guard will be pleased with the roster move. Shortly after Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical broke the news that Jennings will be waived, ESPN’s Marc Spears reported that Jennings told the..." February 27

  • Vlade Divac says Nuggets turned down a DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Jokic swap

    BNS Denver "Sacramento Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divac says he tried to trade DeMarcus Cousins for Nuggets’ center Nikola Jokic, but Denver declined the offer. In an article published by Blic Sport, a European media outlet, Divac says he tried to get Jokic, as..." February 27

  • Hornets Sign Guard Brianté Weber To 10-Day Contract

    NBA.com "Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Brianté Weber to a 10-day contract. Weber joins the Hornets after signing two consecutive 10-day contracts with the Golden State Warriors. The Hornets roster now stands at 15 players. This season with..." February 27

  • Knicks to waive Brandon Jennings

    New York Daily News "After standing pat at the trade deadline, the Knicks made a move on Monday. The team is waiving guard Brandon Jennings, according to The Vertical. Jennings signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Knicks over the summer. Jennings was averaging 8.6 points, 4.9 assists and 2.6 rebounds..." February 27

  • JaVale McGee's mom says Shaq 'is bullying men of color'

    Sporting News "JaVale McGee and Shaquille O'Neal engaged in a profane Twitter conversation last week in which things became pretty heated. Speaking over the weekend to ESPN's The Undefeated, both men's mothers discussed their sons' roles but had different takeaways. Shaq's mom told her son to stop, while..." February 27

  • Joakim Noah Out For The Season With Knee Injury; Knicks Regretting Signing Him

    Black Sports Online "Knicks have 3 more years to pay Joakim Noah $18+ million per year. It is going to be a LONG three years. WOJO is reporting that Noah is undergoing knee surgery and will be out for the rest of the season." February 27

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