• LeBron James will let fans decide if he returns to the chalk toss

    ESPN.com "It is still a toss-up as to whether LeBron James will bring his pregame chalk toss ritual back in Cleveland this season. "I may," James said Friday when asked if he has thought about resuming his patented powder poof. "I'm going to let the fans decide and see what they think. If they want me..." October 25

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    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Nets announce they've traded Marquis Teague and the 2019 second round pick to the Sixers for Casper Ware, a player they will soon release.

  • Lance Stephenson: Pacers gave me a deadline in free agency

    Indianapolis Star "The life that Lance Stephenson now leads looks a lot different than the one he had in Indiana. For one, he dresses in a locker room soaked in white, purple and teal hues, under a ceiling crafted to appear like a beehive. He lives alone in a downtown condominium where a personal chef prepares..." October 25

  • Byron Scott says Lakers may need to trade for point guard

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers have their final preseason game Friday night, hosting the Sacramento Kings, and we’re going to see something that seemed impossible when camp opened but appears headed to become a regular season reality. Ronnie Price will start at the point, and Jeremy Lin will come off the..." October 25

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    Art Garcia @ArtGarcia92

    Houston Rockets awarded Earl Clark on waiver claim. How's that for breaking news?

  • 10h
    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Keep eye on Tobias Harris. Won't sign ext w/Orlando b4 10/31. Restricted FA next summer. Nike deal gives him upgrade if he in LA, NY or CHI

  • Cavaliers forward Kevin Love says he needs more inside touches to get his game back

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love has had his moments this preseason. In two consecutive games early in exhibition play against the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks, Love appeared to have found his groove, scoring 50 points in total while shooting 17-of-23 from the field. He was also a blistering nine-of-12 from..." October 24

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    The Houston Rockets met with free agent Kenyon Martin today -- to discuss a possible coaching staff role, league sources tell RealGM.

  • Steve Nash to miss entire 2014-2015 season with nerve damage

    CBSSports.com "Bleacher Report reports that Lakers point guard and two-time-former MVP Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-2015 season due to recurring nerve damage in his back. Nash is expected to be ruled out for the 2014-15 NBA season because of recurring nerve damage in his back, according to league..." October 24

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Full press release on Nash including quotes from him and Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak. pic.twitter.com/FsuMq1JWis

  • Sixers in talks to acquire Marquis Teague

    Yahoo! Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are in talks with the Brooklyn Nets to acquire guard Marquis Teague, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Nets wouldn't receive anything of significance in return for Teague, sources said. Teague, the 29th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, has been unable to gain..." October 24

  • Firm hired to sell Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have hired investment banker Goldman Sachs and Inner Circle Sports to sell the franchise, according to a person familiar with the situation. The exact percentage of the Hawks franchise that will be made available still has not been determined. Currently, the 50.1 percent stake of the..." October 24

  • Jeanie Buss thinks you're a loser if you don't want to play with Kobe

    CBSSports.com "The scuttlebutt around the league this week has been whether or not the assertion that Kobe Bryant is the cause for the downfall of the Los Angeles Lakers is a fair one. Following an article in ESPN The Magazine about Bryant being blamed for the reason Jim Buss and the Lakers have been unable to..." October 24

  • MJ Taking Over Social Media Accounts for One Day

    NBA.com "Get ready for an #MJtakeover! The Hornets return to the court in Buzz City on Wednesday, Oct. 29 and the swarm continues to build here in Charlotte leading up to tipoff. But none of this could have happened without the overwhelming support of you – our fans! You spoke and we listened." October 24

  • Stan Van Gundy: Individual max on salaries hurts parity

    Detroit Free Press "Stan Van Gundy thinks there's a larger issue than the NBA's lottery system. The Detroit Pistons president and coach said league rules dictating maximum contracts have done more to hurt the league's competitive balance than teams tanking. "I think the thing that's been the biggest impediment..." October 23

  • Celtics Assistant Coach Walter McCarty Faces Larceny Charge

    Boston Globe "Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty was in Framingham District Court Thursday morning to face a larceny complaint. The former NBA forward plead not guilty to the charge. McCarty is in his second year as an assistant coach on Brad Stevens’ staff and is also a longtime fan favorite in Boston..." October 23

  • C's Rondo begins to participate in contact drills

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Wednesday that injured point guard Rajon Rondo has begun participating in contact drills but is still relegated to wearing a large pad on his left hand in order to do so. "He's progressing well," Stevens said. "He'll continue to do a little bit more..." October 23

  • Spurs' preseason finale comes too quickly for struggling Manu

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs touched down in Space City on Thursday, one game left on a preseason slate that has already bored most of them to tears. For many players, and certainly their head coach, Tuesday's regular-season opener against Dallas cannot come soon enough. Count Manu Ginobili among the few — and..." October 23

  • Mark Jackson expects Warriors' Klay Thompson to get max deal

    Oakland Tribune "Former Warriors coach Mark Jackson at a time when the team is negotiating a contract extension for Klay Thompson said he expects the guard will ultimately receive a maximum-salary contract. "He's a guy that will make a boatload of money and in my opinion the best two-way shooting guard in the..." October 23

  • Blake Griffin -- ALLEGEDLY B***H-SLAPPED CLUBGOER ... Cops Investigating

    TMZ.com "Blake Griffin has been accused of bitch-slapping a 39-year-old man inside a nightclub in Vegas this weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned. Here's what we know ... a man named Daniel says he was partying at Tao nightclub in the Venetian in the early hours of October 19th when he tried to take a..." October 23

  • Lakers shut down Kobe for rest of preseason

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will sit out the team's final two preseason games, coach Byron Scott said Wednesday. The Lakers play the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday and Sacramento Kings on Friday. "I just think he needs some rest," Scott said. "I think he's shown me enough. I..." October 23

  • Hornets to Bring Phills' Retired Jersey Back to Charlotte

    NBA.com "The Charlotte Hornets announced today that the team will honor the late Bobby Phills and re-hang his retired No. 13 jersey in a halftime ceremony during its game against Memphis on Saturday, November 1. The jersey was originally raised to the rafters on February 9, 2000, following Phills’ passing..." October 23

  • Spurs Waive Bryce Cotton and Josh Davis

    NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have waived guard Bryce Cotton and forward Josh Davis. Cotton, who was signed by San Antonio on July 7, appeared in five preseason contests for the Spurs, averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 assists in 11.3 minutes." October 23

  • Report: Carter-Williams targets Nov. 13 for return

    Covers.com "The Philadelphia 76ers and point guard Michael Carter-Williams established Nov. 13 as the target date for Carter-Williams' return, ESPN.com reported Thursday. Carter-Williams, last season's Rookie of the Year, had shoulder surgery in May. He averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists and 6.2 rebounds..." October 23

  • Rivers expresses thoughts on shortening preseason

    Fox Sports West "Wednesday night the Clippers got what was likely the closest thing they're going to get to a real regular season game in a 108-105 win over Phoenix. It was preseason game No. 7. Or three more than head coach Doc Rivers feels needs to be played in the preseason. The Clippers have one more..." October 23

  • Knicks’ worries over Bargnani amplify as he goes for MRI

    New York Post "Andrea Bargnani said he’s not sure when he will return from a right hamstring strain and admitted he’s frustrated by the injury. When two reporters from Italy interviewed him after he spoke to the New York media for the first time since being shut down Oct. 9, he said in Italian he underwent an..." October 23

  • Dante Cunningham struggles to clear name

    Boston Herald "It was after 4 a.m. when Dante Cunningham pulled his truck back into the driveway of his suburban Minneapolis home and saw the police waiting for him. Officers put the handcuffs on the Minnesota Timberwolves' reserve as soon as his feet hit the pavement. The reality of his situation and the..." October 23

  • Cavs PF Kevin Love wants more touches

    Covers.com "Preseason is no time to judge offensive output, but Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is ready for more touches. Specifically, he wants the ball in the paint more frequently. "The offense is built that way but I just have to make a conscious decision to get myself in there," Love..." October 23

  • NBA GMs pick Spurs to repeat, LeBron MVP

    ESPN.com "The San Antonio Spurs are an overwhelming choice to repeat as NBA champion while LeBron James is the favorite to win the MVP award, according to the 2014-15 survey of NBA general managers. The general managers gave their answers to 56 questions and were not permitted to vote for their own..." October 22

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Joakim Noah’s knee will be an ‘issue all season’ — source

    Chicago Sun-Times "Those who know Joakim Noah often cite his warrior mentality. According to a member of the Noah camp, that mentality is about to be tested. “Jo’s [left] knee is going to be an issue all season,’’ the source said. “He has played through pain before with the plantar [fasciitis], but this is..." October 22

  • Adam Silver: 'My preference would be to have a harder cap'

    CBSSports.com "The term of the day was "unintended consequences" at the NBA Board of Governor's meeting, where owners roundly rejected a proposal to reform the current draft lottery system and discourage tanking. The proposal received 17 votes in favor and 13 against, well short of the three-fourths majority..." October 22

  • Van Gundy snipes at Jackson’s triangle but praises Knicks

    New York Post "Jeff Van Gundy says the Knicks will make the playoffs — but it won’t be because of the triangle offense. In a conference call to promote ESPN’s coverage of the Knicks-Bulls season opener at the Garden in one week, Van Gundy and broadcast partner Mark Jackson said players win titles, not..." October 22

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Monta: "Our bench is way deeper than we were last year. Our experience is way better than last year." Says Mavs will be 20+ games better.

  • Paul George apparently hitting jumpers 3 months after gruesome injury

    Fox Sports "It's been nearly three months since Paul George suffered a gruesome broken leg on Aug. 1, and he wasn't expected to return to the court for the Pacers this upcoming season by any reports. When George was reportedly walking with only a slight limp at Indiana's media day in September, it was..." October 22

  • Can Carmelo Anthony fit into Knicks' triangle offense?

    USA Today "The criticism and derision of the triangle offense rankles Phil Jackson. It bothers him when he hears critics say it requires a Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant to win with it. So by installing his preferred offense with the New York Knicks, who will be taught by first-year coach Derek Fisher,..." October 22

  • Lakers' Jordan Hill: 'If Mike [D'Antoni] was here, I wouldn't be back'

    L.A. Daily News "As he sat recently by his locker stall, Lakers forward Jordan Hill exuded a sense of peace. In his mind, all the hurdles that stood in his way from last season have since moved. Though he rarely said so publicly, Hill clashed philosophically with Mike D’Antoni’s small-ball system and believed..." October 22

  • Kobe shrugs off critical article, cites 'cycle'

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant says he has learned the ebb and flow of the media cycle over the course of his 19-year career and that it has given him the perspective to decide when he wants to react to criticism and when he wants to let it go. In his first time speaking to media after an..." October 22

  • Magic and Nik Vucevic are finalizing contract extension

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic and the representatives for center Nik Vucevic are finalizing a contract extension that will add four years to his current deal and will run through the 2018-19 NBA season, industry sources told the Orlando Sentinel. The deal will pay Vucevic a total of $53 million over four..." October 22

  • Chandler Parsons: I want to prove I'm worth $46 million deal

    ESPN Dallas "Chandler Parsons embraces the challenge of proving the Dallas Mavericks didn’t overpay for him. The Mavs certainly paid a premium rate for a player who has never been an All-Star, signing Parsons to a three-year, $46 million deal that is close to a maximum contract for a four-year veteran...." October 22

  • Knicks’ big plans for Andrea Bargnani already gone awry

    New York Post "There was hope Andrea Bargnani would become a big cog in the Knicks’ triangle offense. There was hope Derek Fisher’s defensive-minded approach would rub off when training camp commenced in West Point. There was hope J.R. Smith would find his Sixth-Man-of-the-Year shooting touch and Tim Hardaway..." October 22

  • Wizards’ John Wall not worried about tendinitis in left knee

    Washington Post "Injuries are not foreign to John Wall. Myriad ailments have dotted his brief NBA career. There’s the tendinitis in both knees he’s played through since entering the league as the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2010. Then there’s the sprained foot he played through his rookie year when he was advised..." October 22

  • 'No-nonsense' Jameer Nelson has message for those expecting more PG turnover

    Dallas Morning News "From 2008 through their championship season and on into 2012, the Mavericks had one starting point guard. It was Jason Kidd’s show. Since then, they’ve had three new starters at the point in three seasons. It’ll be Jameer Nelson when the regular season begins next week. He’s following..." October 22

  • Matt Barnes' shooting is still bad news for Clippers

    Los Angeles Times "Those 18 pounds might not have been the only thing Matt Barnes shed over the summer. He also appears to have lost his shooting touch. The Clippers small forward made one of seven shots Tuesday night against the Golden State Warriors and it actually qualified as an improvement over his..." October 22

  • Paul George refutes report he didn’t want to play with Kobe Bryant: ‘Media reaching again’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The largest sports media outlet in existence published two hit jobs on Kobe Bryant inside of the same week. The first piece, which was in defense of placing Bryant at 40 in their individual player rankings, wasn’t worth responding to, mainly because of the bizarre, angry tone with which the..." October 22

  • Energized O.J. Mayo making most of preseason

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "O.J. Mayo is a new man. It certainly looks that way after the Milwaukee Bucks guard lit up Madison Square Garden and the New York Knicks in a preseason game Monday night. Mayo, who struggled last season with weight and conditioning issues as the Bucks won a league-worst 15 games, said at the..." October 22

  • Durant won't rush back, says injury 'win-win'

    ESPN.com "The door swung open, and Kevin Durant rolled in -- literally, on a scooter -- to speak with the media for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot. "It's definitely a different experience for me," Durant said Tuesday. "I've never been injured before,..." October 21

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Blake Griffin vows to 'stand up for himself' more after hard fouls

    SB Nation "Griffin hasn't strongly retaliated after any of the hard fouls he has taken throughout his career, but that could change in the future. Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin has always done an admirable job restraining himself from retaliating after taking a hard foul, but after getting..." October 21

  • Mutombo shows interest in buying Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Hawks player Dikembe Mutombo has met with a group of investors about joining their bid to buy the Atlanta Hawks. The group, which is made up in part of Atlanta businessmen, has begun the preliminary work to get involved in the sale of the team. Talks are ongoing. The group may also..." October 21