• Steph Curry: Chances are 'pretty good' I will play in Game 3

    Sportsnaut "Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry sprained his MCL during the team’s first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets last Sunday. Initial indications were that Curry was going to miss two weeks after an MRI showed a Grade-1 sprain. Since advancing to the second round of the..." May 01

  • Stephen Curry shoots at Warriors practice, not ruled out for Game 2

    SI "Stephen Curry participated in some stationary shooting drills at team practice on Saturday as the Warriors prepared for their series against the Blazers, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Curry sprained his MCL in Game 4 of Golden State’s opening round series with the Rockets, but the..." May 01

  • Chauncey Billups: Celtics Better Destination For Durant Than Lakers

    NESN "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant is able to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and there would be no shortage of suitors if the All-Star forward hit the market. The Boston Celtics reportedly believe Durant will give them a visit if he reaches free agency, and they..." May 01

  • George Karl: I never 'got into a good place' with DeMarcus Cousins

    Sacramento Bee "In a contemporary, unpretentious home on a winding, leafy street in Arden Park, George Karl sat on his couch, hands massaging his surgically replaced right knee, ready to talk. For the first time in several months, he resembled the old George Karl, uncensored and insightful, and surprisingly..." May 01

  • Durant won't share emotions with reporter after Game 1 loss: 'I'm not telling you'

    The Score "Kevin Durant wasn't in the sharing mood after his Oklahoma City Thunder suffered an embarrassing Game 1 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals Saturday night. "I'm not telling you," Durant told a reporter, when asked to describe his emotions after the 124-92..." May 01

  • Marco Belinelli on season with Kings: 'There wasn't a group from the beginning'

    Sportando "Marco Belinelli made an interview with Sky Sport Italy and he talked about the season he had with Sacramento. Belinelli has been pretty negative about the team chemistry in Sacramento. Here's an extract from the interview: "There wasn't a group from the start of the season," said Belinelli...." May 01

  • Celtics coach Brad Stevens wants Evan Turner back in green

    ESPN Boston "Evan Turner is admittedly intrigued by his impending foray into unrestricted free agency, but he's not necessarily excited. If he had his druthers, he would simply sign somewhere on July 1 and be done with it. It won't be that simple, particularly if Turner gives strong consideration to returning..." May 01

  • Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope unconcerned with contract extension talks

    Michigan Live "Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was not anxious to discuss the possibility of a contract extension this summer but that may be because he isn't anxious to do it. The Detroit Pistons guard is eligible for an extension of his rookie contract this summer. If the Pistons and Caldwell-Pope do not reach..." May 01

  • Heat complained to league about calls going Hornets way

    The Score "The Miami Heat will seemingly stop at nothing to get a favorable call. The Heat complained to the "highest levels of the league office" regarding calls going Jeremy Lin's and Kemba Walker's way in Game 4, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Miami's whining reportedly irritated the Hornets, creating an..." May 01

  • Nets to hire Jacque Vaughn as lead assistant

    Nets Daily "The Nets once again went to the San Antonio "tree" to hire Kenny Atkinson's lead assistant. Jacque Vaughn, former Spurs assistant and Magic head coach, is joining the Nets in the coaching staff's No. 2 job, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski. Vaughn's most recent job was as a pro personnel..." May 01

  • Game 7 result could determine Raptors’ future direction

    Sportsnet "Two years have passed and in some ways not much has changed. The Toronto Raptors are playing Game 7 at home on a Sunday, a chance to advance to second round for the… Yes, you know all that. Vince Carter, 2001 blah, blah, blah. And yes, there’s a marathon slated to fill the streets of the..." May 01

  • Warriors to replace Luke Walton from outside the organization

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors plan on hiring a replacement for Luke Walton from outside the organization. Walton has become the second member of the Warriors' coaching staff to get a head coaching job following Alvin Gentry with the New Orleans Pelicans." May 01

  • Kings will interview Patrick Ewing for coaching opening

    Sacramento Bee "he Kings will interview Charlotte assistant coach Patrick Ewing for their head coaching vacancy, according to sources. The Kings are looking for a replacement for George Karl, who was fired after the Kings finished 33-49 and missed the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season. Ewing, 53, is..." May 01

  • Kerr: 'Obviously not much of a chance' Curry plays Game 2

    The Score "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Saturday that Stephen Curry, already ruled out for Game 1 of the second-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, is unlikely to play in Game 2, either. "I'm not going to rule him out for Tuesday," Kerr said, according to ESPN's Marc Stein...." April 30

  • Luke Walton says he won’t run the triangle as Lakers coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "On Friday night, the Lakers announced that they’re hiring Luke Walton as their next head coach, effective as soon as the Warriors’ playoff run is over. It’s a good hire, but it’s especially interesting given Walton’s close relationship with Phil Jackson and the rumors that never seem to go away,..." April 30

  • Walton says he was nervous telling Kerr about Lakers job

    ESPN "Most NBA coaching staffs would've watched the game at the office and ordered in some dinner. But Steve Kerr has built more than a coaching staff in his two seasons as head coach of the Golden State Warriors. He's created a family, just as the patriarch of his coaching tree, Lute Olson, did at the..." April 30

  • Kevin Durant: Spurs-Thunder bears no resemblance to 2014 playoff series

    CBS Sports "The Thunder and Spurs know one another well. The two franchises are from the same tree, with GM Sam Presti having come from San Antonio and modeled the Thunder approach from practice to media relations in great strides after the the Spurs. The two teams have faced each other twice in the playoffs..." April 30

  • Carmelo Anthony undecided about playing in Rio Olympics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since Chris Paul withdrew from this summer’s Olympic team, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James are the only players left from the 2008 team. If they played this summer in Rio de Janeiro, they would have the chance to be the only men’s basketball players ever to win three gold medals. But James is..." April 30

  • Raptors have no choice now but to face all their past ghosts in Game 7

    Sportsnet "If you’ve come this far, you might as well go all the way. If your season is a seven-month exorcism of past sins, and an effort to quiet ghosts, why stop short? Might as well stare it all down at once. Can the Toronto Raptors ever win a playoff series? Can they ever win a Game 7? So far..." April 30

  • Clippers' Pierce '50-50' about returning next season

    The Score "Hours after the Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated from the playoffs, Paul Pierce has mixed feelings on whether he'll return for a 19th season. The 38-year-old told reporters Saturday that he's "50-50" on coming back next year, but said he wants to avoid making an emotional..." April 30

  • Beyond top priority of re-signing Mike Conley, Grizzlies face summer of ‘tough decisions’

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "In the Grizzlies' grit-and-grind era the past six years, there's been a constant refrain from players during end-of-season exit interviews. "We need to find shooters," they would say. But Monday afternoon was less about adding shooters and more about a potential roster shake-up. The..." April 30

  • Philly drug dealers stamping Steph Curry's face onto heroin packets

    Yahoo! Sports "As Stephen Curry has improved and developed into the NBA's most potent offensive force and its Most Valuable Player over the past couple of years, he has also become one of the sport's highest-profile superstars, a pitchman par excellence who has become ubiquitous thanks in part to endorsement..." April 30

  • Tyronn Lue yet to sign new contract since taking over as Cavs coach

    SI "Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has yet to sign his head-coaching contract, reports ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. Lue took over for the fired David Blatt in February, and was not given an interim tag as head coach. Lue is currently working under the contract he signed as an assistant coach, according to..." April 30

  • Isaiah Thomas: 'I promise you I'll be back better'

    ESPN "The day after the Boston Celtics' 2015-16 season ended with a Game 6 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Isaiah Thomas remained emotional about the team's early postseason exit. "Man, it still hurts," said Thomas, who had visibly red eyes after..." April 30

  • Morey: Other teams planted stories about Rockets' chemistry issues

    The Score "To an outsider, it seemed like a pretty miserable season to be a Houston Rocket. On top of seeing their on-court product fall off a cliff after last season's improbable run to the Western Conference finals, the Rockets (perhaps not coincidentally) haven't much seemed to enjoy each other's..." April 30

  • Warriors star Stephen Curry trying to return before May 9 target date

    San Jose Mercury News "Upbeat and walking without a limp but still unable to run or shoot a basketball, Warriors guard Stephen Curry said Friday he's optimistic he can return from his sprained right knee within the two-week estimate and perhaps even sooner. "I always have an optimistic view, no matter what it is, so..." April 30

  • Lakers Announce Agreement With Luke Walton to Become New Head Coach

    NBA.com "Earlier today, the Los Angeles Lakers and Luke Walton reached an agreement on a multi-year contract for Walton to become the next Head Coach of the team, it was announced by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Walton will begin his new duties at the conclusion of the Golden State Warriors..." April 30

  • Report: Kings willing to trade DeMarcus Cousins

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Sacramento Kings reportedly have reached a point with DeMarcus Cousins that the team is willing to listen to trade offers for the superstar center. Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee reports that Kings general manager Vlade Divac envisions a possible scenario where he could pair the..." April 29

  • LeBron James, Dwyane Wade rip NBA's 'Last Two Minute' referee report

    Fox Sports "The NBA's 'Last Two Minute' referee reports, which rehash the mistakes made by officials in the final two minutes whenever the margin is within five points, can be a little frustrating. They retroactively assess what should've happened without actually righting any wrongs. For referees, it's..." April 29

  • Tony Parker wants to play at five more seasons with Spurs

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Parker is somehow only 33 years old, and he believes he has a lot left to offer the San Antonio Spurs. Parker, who is in his 15th season with San Antonio, intends to make it to twenty seasons with the Spurs before the two parties part ways. “I want to go to 20 seasons, hopefully, with..." April 29

  • Rudy Gobert won't play OQT with France

    Sportando "Jazz big-man Rudy Gobert said in an interview that he won't play with France at the Pre-Olympic tournament in Manila. Gobert had several injuries this season and the Jazz want to keep him in Salt Lake in June to work on his body. " April 29

  • Report: Celtics believe Kevin Durant will visit in free agency

    NESN "The Boston Celtics’ season ended on a bittersweet note Thursday. But before Celtics fans start feeling too down, here’s a friendly reminder: The fun begins now. With Boston’s season officially over after the Atlanta Hawks eliminated them in the first round, the focus shifts to the offseason and..." April 29

  • Isaiah Thomas Can’t Predict The Celtics’ Offseason Because ‘We Ain’t Got No Michael Jordan’

    Dime Magazine "The best season of the Brad Stevens era came just in time for the Boston Celtics. No summer since 2012 has been more important for the future of Danny Ainge’s organization than this one. By way of a long past trade with the Brooklyn Nets that began a supposedly arduous rebuilding project, the..." April 29

  • Deron Williams To Opt Out; Mavs Want Him Back

    Hoops Rumors "Deron Williams plans to turn down his player option worth more than $5.621MM and hit free agency to seek a multiyear contract this summer, sources told Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com (ESPN Now link). The Mavericks and the point guard have mutual interest in doing a new deal, according to..." April 29

  • Pau Gasol says Spurs are an 'interesting option' in free agency

    CBS Sports "Imagine for a second Pau Gasol operating in the San Antonio Spurs' beautiful offense, throwing over-the-shoulder passes to cutters and daring teams to double-team him in the post. It almost happened a couple of years ago, but Gasol chose to join the Chicago Bulls. In retrospect that seems like a..." April 29

  • Bulls gave Jackson poor recommendation for Thibodeau

    New York Daily News "Let's face it: Carmelo Anthony is better equipped to handle a coaching search than Knicks president Phil Jackson. While Jackson narrowed his list of potential candidates to “my friends who run the triangle,” Anthony would have opened the search to include — how’s this for thinking outside the..." April 29

  • Carmelo belives he's a better scorer than Curry, LeBron

    SLAM Online "During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony was asked if he believes he’s a better scorer than both LeBron James and Stephen Curry, and he (of course) answered in the affirmative. " April 29

  • Anonymous Rockets Player on the Real Problem Between Harden and Howard

    Black Sports Online "The Houston Rockets season ended on Wednesday night as they were blown out by the defending champion, Golden State Warriors. The 2015-2016 Rockets season was plagued by dysfunction, bitterness and lack of purpose. According to Yahoo Sports The Vertical, at the center of it all is the relationship..." April 29

  • Carmelo Anthony: Would assume I'd be talking with Phil Jackson about coach

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson discussed the Knicks' coaching search during their exit meetings last month and haven't spoken about it since. The lack of communication is a bit odd because Anthony has said he wants to share his opinion with the front office during the search. "I'm pretty..." April 29

  • Report: Randy Wittman favoring Nene, Ramon Sessions frustrated other Wizards

    Pro Basketball Talk "How can new coach Scott Brooks get the underwhelming Wizards on track? Looking back on Randy Wittman’s tenure could be instructive. Wittman reportedly upset players by playing favorites, namely Nene and Ramon Sessions. J. Michael of CSN Washington: I’m told by multiple persons with..." April 29

  • Steph Curry Admits Wife Ayesha Rejected Him the First Time He Tried to Kiss Her: “I Struck Out”

    Complex "Steph and Ayesha Curry might be one of the most powerful couples in professional sports today—with a video of Ayesha throwing confetti on Steph recently sending her name soaring to the top of Twitter’s trending topics list—but about a decade ago, Steph was stuck in the friend zone with Ayesha. The..." April 29

  • Brooks: Wall has ability to be one of the best players in the game

    Washington Post "The NBA has become a point guard’s game, and Scott Brooks’s knowledge of the position is as deep as any person’s in the game. Undrafted out of UC Irvine, Brooks carved out a 10-year NBA career with a 5-foot-11 frame as a point guard for six different teams. He later spent six-plus seasons..." April 29

  • Pistons' Stanley Johnson may be withheld from summer league for skills work

    Michigan Live "Stanley Johnson might benefit from summer league but not nearly as much as from drills and more drills. So the Detroit Pistons forward, who just completed his rookie season, might not participate in Orlando Pro Summer League in July. That's one of the offseason issues the Pistons already find..." April 29

  • Dominique: 'Wish I could suit up for the last 30 seconds just to say I beat Boston'

    The Score "Basketball Hall of Famer and former Atlanta Hawks star Dominique Wilkins was never able to get past the Eastern Conference semifinals during his tenure with the franchise, thanks in large part to the dynasty Boston Celtics. The Hawks and Celtics squared off in the playoffs on three occasions..." April 29

  • Spencer Hawes has sprained MCL, likely out for rest of first round

    Real GM Basketball "Spencer Hawes of the Charlotte Hornets had an MRI that revealed a sprained MCL in his right knee which will be re-evaluated in a week. " April 29

  • Pacers' George willing to play all 48 in Game 6

    ESPN "Pacers star Paul George said he is willing to play 48 minutes in Friday night's Game 6 against the Toronto Raptors if needed. "If that's the direction that the game is going, I'm all for it," George said after Thursday's practice. "Whatever we got to do to win, I'm doing it." George scored..." April 28

  • DeAndre Jordan: Undercover Nightclub Party ... After Clippers Loss

    TMZ "How do you get your mind off a crushing Game 5 playoff loss?? If you're DeAndre Jordan ... YOU TURN UP!!! Hours after the Trailblazers downed the Clippers at Staples Center ... Jordan hit up Warwick nightclub in Hollywood with a few lady friends. " April 28

  • NBA rules officials made correct no-call on Wade's missed Game 5 layup

    The Score "Despite what Erik Spoelstra and Gabrielle Union may think, the NBA has ruled that officials made the correct no-call on Dwyane Wade's missed layup attempt during the dying seconds of Game 5. The league released its Last Two Minute Report on Thursday, claiming that Charlotte Hornets center Cody..." April 28

  • Stephen Curry To Begin Testing Knee Next Week

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry is starting to feel better a few days after injuring his MCL. Curry is expected to begin testing his knee on the court next week." April 28

  • Doc and Austin Rivers Have a Sad, Distant Father-Son Relationship

    Complex "The Los Angeles Clippers are struggling on many fronts. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are out for the rest of the playoffs. LA trails the Portland Trailblazers 3-2 when at one point it looked like the Clippers, who led this series 2-0, could give the depleted Warriors a run for their money in..." April 28