• Khris Middleton says Pistons' Andre Drummond 'doesn't like contact'

    CBS Sports "On Monday, the Bucks trounced the Pistons, who are starting to come apart a little bit. There are some cracks in the foundation, and their shooting problems continue. In that game, Andre Drummond was "held" to "just" 15 points and 15 rebounds, on 6-of-14 shooting. When asked about it after the..." November 25

  • Kristaps Porzingis busting stereotype of soft European player

    Newsday "Kristaps Porzingis already knew what people would say about him because of the trail of tall, thin European players who didn't make it in the NBA. Words such as soft, stiff, project and bust motivated the 7-3 Latvian forward to show he wasn't and wouldn't be any of those things. Porzingis..." November 25

  • Byron Scott gives a great big 'nah' to handing rookie D'Angelo Russell big minutes

    Yahoo! Sports "During Byron Scott’s last NBA season, all the way back in the Truman Administration 1996-97, the NBA had a rule that each of its seven 29 teams had to appear on national TV at least one time per year. This is back when the only options included TBS, TNT, and NBC, so it actually was a bit of a..." November 25

  • Kobe Bryant has worst game of his career against Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "Even when you take into consideration how badly he has struggled this season, Kobe Bryant was still far worse than expected in Tuesday night’s loss to the Golden State Warriors. The tape says it all. Kobe tied a career-worst shooting mark by hitting just 1-of-14 shots from the field. But we..." November 25

  • Nick Young Bemoans Kobe Bryant’s Play: ‘It Can’t Be Like A Video Game’

    Uproxx "Getting blown out by the Golden State Warriors is not exactly cause for deep self-reflection if you’re already a rebuilding Los Angeles Lakers squad. Sure, it was a particularly embarrassing 111-77 loss to give the Warriors the longest winning streak ever to start a season, but wasn’t that what..." November 25

  • Healthy LeBron James a key to Cavaliers' improved start

    ESPN "After missing most of Cleveland Cavaliers training camp as a result of an anti-inflammatory injection he received in his lower back, LeBron James now says he feels better than he did even a year ago. "I feel better in the mornings; I feel better throughout the games; I feel better throughout..." November 25

  • Report: Steve Clifford, Hornets agree to multi-year extension

    Sporting News "Steve Clifford and the Hornets reached an agreement Wednesday on a multi-year extension, the Charlotte Observer reported. Contract details were not immediately available. The Hornets are off to an 8-6 start through Tuesday. " November 25

  • Kobe on Lakers: 'I could've scored 80 ... wouldn't have made a damn difference'

    ESPN "In Tuesday's 111-77 loss to the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant tied the worst shooting performance of his career in any game in which he attempted at least five shots. Bryant shot 1-of-14 from the field, including 1-of-7 from 3-point range. He scored four points in..." November 25

  • Wesley Johnson provides spark for Clippers as a starter

    Los Angeles Times "Wesley Johnson was animated long before tipoff. He smiled while seated at his locker and answered instantaneously when asked if it would be exciting to make his first start for the Clippers. "Hell yeah, it's exciting," Johnson said. "I'm looking forward to it." Johnson was bouncy in the..." November 25

  • Warriors make easy work of Lakers on the way to historic 16-0 start

    San Jose Mercury News "The Warriors went where no other NBA team has ever gone on Tuesday and made it all part of their normal, blissful routine. They don't lose any more. On nights like this one, when the sports world is watching, the Warriors look like they can't lose. Which they seem to enjoy quite a..." November 25

  • The defiance that made Kobe Bryant great is now destroying him

    SB Nation "All kings, whether tyrant or saint, are commissioned a portrait at the end of their reign. How then, do we render Kobe Bryant? If we should paint a definitive picture of Kobe as his career comes to a close, then in it, he should be alone. Of course, there are different types of solitude, each..." November 25

  • Byron Scott and D'Angelo Russell disagree on his 4th quarter playing time, development

    Silver Screen And Roll "The Los Angeles Lakers received a royal beatdown from the defending champion Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, losing 111-77 in a game that did not even feel that close as Golden State extended their season opening win streak to an NBA record 16 games. Lakers rookie point guard D'Angelo..." November 25

  • Ben Simmons Considered Consensus No. 1 Prospect For 2016

    Real GM Basketball "Ben Simmons ranks No. 1 on ESPN's Big Board for the 2016 NBA Draft. "Anyone that doesn't have Simmons No. 1 [on their draft board] should be fired," one longtime GM with a great draft track record told ESPN on Monday. Fifty-one NBA scouts and execs attended Simmons' game in Brooklyn on..." November 25

  • Hawks retire Dikembe Mutombo’s No. 55 jersey vs. Celtics

    SI "The Atlanta Hawks retired the jersey of center Dikembe Mutombo at halftime of their game against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Atlanta defeated Boston 121–97 at Phillips Arena and fittingly blocked seven shots. “Atlanta, I love you guys,” Mutombo said, when handed the microphone. “I thank you..." November 25

  • Klay Thompson's Dad: 'Showtime Lakers would beat new time Warriors'

    The Score "Mychal Thompson wasn't shy when asked about his Showtime Lakers' chances against son Klay's Golden State Warriors. "I think in a seven-game series, Showtime vs. New Time, I'm going with Showtime," the senior Thompson said on ESPNLA 710, according to Diamond Leung of Bay Area News..." November 25

  • Jimmy Butler: Mason Plumlee 'cost me $2,500'; I'm asking him to pay me back

    ESPN "Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler plans to ask Trail Blazers big man Mason Plumlee to pay his fine after Butler was called for a technical foul during the fourth quarter of Chicago's 93-88 win over Portland when the two got tangled up. The play in question came with 4:17 left in the game and..." November 25

  • The Knicks Still Seeking the Perfect Rotation

    The Wall Street Journal "The Knicks have done well for themselves this season after a disastrous 2014-15 campaign in which they won just 17 games. Heading into Wednesday’s game at Orlando, New York own an 8-7 mark despite having played the NBA’s fifth-toughest schedule. It’s an impressive feat considering the Knicks..." November 24

  • LeBron James thinks we should compare great players less, appreciate them more

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James added another accolade to his all-time résumé on Monday night, joining Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to rank in the top 25 on the all-time scoring and assist lists after scoring 15 points and dropping 13 dimes in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 117-103 win over the..." November 24

  • Kobe Bryant called Luke Walton next Phil Jackson – ‘an average player with a messed-up back’

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Lakers play the Warriors tonight – hey, Kobe Bryant said Los Angeles had a chance – Kobe will see a familiar face on the opposing sideline. Kobe and Golden State interim coach Luke Walton played together with the Lakers under Phil Jackson." November 24

  • Pacers’ Paul George: I’m better now than before horrific leg injury

    Washington Post "This time last year, uncertainty swirled around Paul George’s basketball career. The Indiana Pacers forward was a few months removed from a stomach-churning leg injury during a summer scrimmage with Team USA. People wondered if George could ever again ascend to the all-star, franchise-player level..." November 24

  • Civilian Review Board Criticizes Arrest of Thabo Sefolosha

    New York Times "New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board ruled on Monday that the police had no right to arrest Atlanta Hawks basketball player Thabo Sefolosha outside a nightclub in April, but that officers had not used excessive force when they knocked him to the ground and broke his leg. A..." November 24

  • Derrick Rose to play and start vs. Trail Blazers

    CSN Chicago "Derrick Rose went through a second full practice Monday in Portland and barring anything crazy happening, will play Tuesday night against the Trail Blazers, a place that hasn’t been the kindest to him or the Bulls. Many will remember Rose tore his right meniscus, two years ago yesterday, in..." November 24

  • Carmelo: Porzingis will lead Knicks 'long after I'm retired'

    Fox Sports "Carmelo Anthony took Kristaps Porzingis under his wing long ago, at some point over the summer when the two started working out together and playing their famed games of one-on-one. Somehow, all 7-foot-3 of Porzingis fit under Melo's proverbial wing. Now, the rookie's flying on his own, averaging..." November 24

  • LeBron James joins Oscar Robertson in exclusive NBA club, pays tribute to legend

    Sporting News "Two players in NBA history can be counted among the top 25 all time in both points and assists: Oscar Robertson and, now, LeBron James. The Cavaliers star joined the elite class Monday night with an assist on a Kevin Love 3-pointer in the second quarter of Cleveland's 117-103 win over the..." November 24

  • Referees' union rips NBA for not suspending Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer

    Yahoo! Sports "National Basketball Referee's Association general counsel Lee Seham responded angrily to the NBA's unwillingness to suspend Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer for making on-court contact with a game official. Budenholzer was ejected for coming onto the court and brushing against referee Ben..." November 24

  • Warriors Coach Luke Walton Has His Car Stolen in Oakland

    Black Sports Online "I am going to assume the thieves didn’t know it was Walton’s car. No way the robbed the coach of the undefeated DUBS. But, then again this is Oakland. One of the cars stolen during an Oakland Hill crime spree belong to Golden State Warriors coach Luke Walton, Alameda County District Attorney..." November 24

  • Nene returns to practice, game-time decision vs. Pacers

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Nene practiced on Tuesday morning with the Wizards, increasing his chances of playing vs. Indiana Pacers at Verizon Center (CSN, CSNmidatlantic.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 6:30 p.m. ET). The backup center, who has had a sore right calf during the preseason and back spams that caused him to..." November 24

  • Report: Joel Embiid taking rehab seriously now

    Pro Basketball Talk "When word came down this summer that the Sixers’ Joel Embiid needed a second foot surgery and would miss another NBA season, there also came a report that Embiid was not wearing his walking boot enough, was putting on weight, had fought with Sixers training staff (he had been sent home from a road..." November 24

  • Dwyane Wade Stares Down Referee Into Calling a Foul in His Favor

    Complex "Usually, the epic staredown done by a grandparent or parent is used to convey a message, like, "You're gonna catch this beatdown, er, ear—earful when we get home." However, Dwyane Wade has harnessed that power and uses it on referees to get calls in his favor. No, really. " November 24

  • Pistons To Honor and Retire Jerseys For Ben Wallace And Chauncey Billups

    NBA.com "The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club will honor and retire jerseys for Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups during the 2015-16 season. Wallace will be honored during a halftime ceremony on Saturday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. when the Pistons host the Golden State Warriors at The Palace of..." November 24

  • Amar’e Stoudemire says he and Carmelo Anthony didn’t get enough opportunities together with Knicks

    New York Daily News "Amar'e Stoudemire once transformed the Knicks from miserable to relevant, becoming the signing that led to Carmelo Anthony and the first playoff berth in seven years. As Stoudemire said in a bit of an overstatement Monday, "Not only the city of New York but the State of New York was..." November 24

  • Klay Thompson celebrated first pay check of new contract with Chick-fil-A

    Larry Brown Sports "Last year, the Warriors and Klay Thompson agreed to a four-year extension worth $70 million to keep the sharp-shooting back court of he and Stephen Curry together through the 2016-2017 season. The extension kicked in this season, meaning Thompson is making quite a bit more now and that calls for a..." November 24

  • Magic Johnson says Warriors will set winning-streak record against Lakers

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant may think his Lakers can shock the Warriors, but another one of the franchise's all-time greats isn't so sure. Magic Johnson is pretty certain the Lakers aren't going to be the ones to end the Warriors' season-opening winning streak at 15. " November 24

  • LeBron, Curry named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 22. James helped the Cavaliers to a 2-1 week, which included wins over..." November 23

  • Evan Fournier rejected 4-year, $32 million offer from Magic

    Yahoo! Sports "Family and friends witnessed Evan Fournier devote an offseason to his body, hiring a track-and-field legend to lead one month of training, and they reinforced a message to Fournier: stop settling. As a young star in the French league in 2012, Fournier had no fear, no conscience, and often grabbed..." November 23

  • Kobe Bryant says Lakers can end Warriors' streak: 'Stranger things happen'

    Sporting News "If there's one thing Kobe Bryant doesn't lack, it's confidence. The Lakers guard is optimistic his 2-11 team can beat the undefeated Warriors on Tuesday and stop Golden State from reaching 16-0 to set the NBA record for most wins to start the season. "I've seen stranger things happen,"..." November 23

  • Tyreke Evans may make his return for Wednesday's road game vs. Phoenix Suns

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "For the first time since last month, New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans went through a full-scaled practice with his teammates on Monday. After missing the first 13 games after undergoing knee surgery last month, there is a chance Evans could make his season debut this Wednesday against..." November 23

  • ‘Big brother’ Carmelo already talking NBA titles with Porzingis

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony never objected to Knicks president Phil Jackson selecting Kristaps Porzingis at No. 4, but had told insiders he wouldn’t have minded Duke swingman Justise Winslow or Arizona forward Stanley Johnson at that slot either. Of course, Anthony is ecstatic how it is playing out for the..." November 23

  • Thunder's Enes Kanter says he has 'no problems' with Jazz, their fans

    CBS Sports "After spending the first three and a half years of his career with the Utah Jazz, Enes Kanter treated his trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder last year like the best thing that ever happened to him. In his exit from Utah, Kanter didn't have any complimentary things to say about the Jazz or Salt..." November 23

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    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for making incidental contact with a referee in Nov. 21 game vs. Cavaliers

  • Report: Josh Smith, Clippers coach engage in heated argument after loss

    The Score "A third straight loss for the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, courtesy of the Toronto Raptors, was enough for at least one player to lose his cool in a big way. Forward Josh Smith and an unnamed Clippers coach engaged in a profanity-laden argument in the locker room postgame, according to the..." November 23

  • Jonas Valanciunas to miss six weeks with fractured hand

    Larry Brown Sports "Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas suffered a fractured left hand against the Lakers on Friday, and now he might not see the floor again until the 2016 calendar year. According to a report by Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports on Sunday, Valanciunas is expected to miss about six weeks with the..." November 23

  • Bulls' Joakim Noah 'frustrated' by his play this season

    CBS Sports "It is almost unfathomable to believe now but two years ago, Joakim Noah was considered to be one of the best centers in the league. In the 2013-2014 season, Noah finished fourth in MVP voting, was an All-Star, won the Defensive Player of the Year award and was an All-NBA first team..." November 23

  • John Wall is a sneaker free agent now that contract with Adidas has expired

    Washington Post "John Wall is in the second year of a five-year, $80 million contract extension with the Washington Wizards but the point guard is a free agent in the high-stakes sneaker industry for the first time in his career. The two-time all-star’s contract with Adidas expired on Sept. 30, making him..." November 23

  • Byron Scott on The Positives of Kobe’s 27% Shooting Night

    Black Sports Online "The Los Angeles Lakers have surpassed the comical stage. Now, they’re just downright pitiful and hard to watch. Following their loss to Portland tonight, their record has pummeled to 2-11. On a night where it’s hard to find positives for L.A., head coach Byron Scott had no problem doing so." November 23

  • Amar’e Stoudemire’s sad rationalization for Heat benching

    New York Post "Though ex-Knick Amar’e Stoudemire received a $50,000 watch from Miami brass for his recent birthday, he’s not receiving any playing time. Stoudemire has appeared in just two games, logging 20 minutes and making 5-of-7 baskets for 12 points. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra has stuck to a tight..." November 23

  • Warriors tie best start in NBA history with win over Nuggets

    Sporting News "Golden State is one win away from the best start in NBA history. The Warriors put together another impressive performance Sunday night, beating the Nuggets 118-105 to win their 15th-straight game, joining the 1948-1949 Washington Capitols and the 1993-94 Houston Rockets as the only teams to..." November 23

  • Mark Cuban: It Will Be Tough To Have Multiple $30M+ Players On Single Team

    Real GM Basketball "Mark Cuban was asked about how the NBA's escalating salary cap will change the way rosters are built. “It’s going to change a lot," said Cuban. "More from a strategy perspective, it makes the value of draft choices go through the roof because they’re pegged at a certain price. Minimum contracts..." November 23

  • Report: Rockets to test to see if Dwight Howard can play back-to-backs

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since Bernie Bickerstaff took over the Houston Rockets they have one overtime win and two losses — but they are losing by less, so that’s improvement, right? One thing that might help is more Dwight Howard, the Rockets’ defense is 1.9 points per 100 possessions better this season when he is on..." November 23

  • Nets GM on Pierce, Garnett trade: 'We took our shot and it didn't work'

    Boston Globe "As Friday’s game progressed into a full-blown laugher, and Celtics fans watched the home team constantly score and the visiting team look disheveled and uninterested, a throng among the TD Garden faithful began chanting, “Brook-lyn Draft Picks!” It was an appropriate time. The Celtics were..." November 22