• Sixers' Simmons suffers fracture after rolling ankle

    Philly.com "TOWARD the end of practice at Stockton University on Friday, rookie sensation Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle when he came down on the foot of a teammate. The team said that he was going to be taken to get precautionary imaging of the foot/ankle area. Friday afternoon a source told the Daily..." September 30

  • Chris Bosh pens heartfelt letter to Miami Heat fans, vents frustration with franchise

    Fox Sports "The struggle between Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat has been well-documented. Bosh has expressed his desire to get back into the lineup and play, Heat executives won't let him due to his recurring blood clots — as he once again failed a team physical. While nothing is official yet, the Heat..." September 30

  • Cleveland Cavaliers Trading Kevin Love For Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap?

    mobilenapps.com "The most recent NBA trade rumors suggested that the Cleveland Cavaliers might enter a three-team deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Atlanta Hawks before the start of the new season. According to the reports, the Cavaliers will send their power forward Kevin Love as a part of the deal in..." September 30

  • Joakim Noah skips out of Knicks’ annual dinner with cadets at West Point, says he’s anti-war but not anti-troops

    New York Daily News "With consent from the Knicks, Joakim Noah decided against participating in the annual dinner with the cadets and listening to a speech from an ex-colonel given the team at its training camp at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Noah, a pacifist, says he's uncomfortable with his..." September 30

  • LeBron James Tells Cavs to Get J.R. Smith Deal ‘Done’

    SLAM Online "The Cleveland Cavaliers secured LeBron James’ return with a three-year, $100-million contract. Now, King James wants them to re-sign his free agent teammate and friend J.R. Smith." September 30

  • Ben Simmons rolls right ankle in practice, taken for tests

    Philly.com "Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle during the 76ers’ training-camp scrimmage on Friday at Stockton University. The first overall pick left to the gym to receiving imaging on the ankle. The injury occurred midway through, 12-minute fourth-quarter simulation scrimmage. “We are going to learn..." September 30

  • Jeff Hornacek says Kristaps Porzingis' shot has 'improved greatly'

    ESPN "The New York Knicks have had just four practices, so it’s too early to make any grand conclusions. But, so far, Jeff Hornacek has been impressed by Kristaps Porzingis’ shooting. “I think he’s improved greatly from last year just watching him shoot,” Hornacek said Thursday. “He’s really feeling..." September 30

  • Byron Scott I Don't Wanna Be Friends w/ D'Angelo Russell ... 'It Is What It Is'

    TMZ "The rift between D'Angelo Russell and his former Lakers coach Byron Scott is irreparable -- so says Scott who tells TMZ Sports he doesn't want a relationship with the NBA star moving forward. Russell has been taking thinly veiled shots at Scott recently -- essentially blaming him for his..." September 30

  • Khloe Kardashian on It Not Being Necessary Tristan Thompson Knows Her Body Count

    Black Sports Online "As the NBA season approaches Khloe Kardashian has a new NBA player to hang out with, NBA champion Tristan Thompson. She talks about on her website what she lies to him about. In her Tuesday website post about lying, the reality star admitted she would white-wash the facts a little if,..." September 30

  • Steve Kerr favors shortening NBA preseason to limit back-to-backs

    Sportress of Blogitude "Count Steve Kerr among the critics who feel there are too many exhibition games in the NBA preseason. The Golden State Warriors head coach recently sounded off on what he believes is an excessive amount of preseason games. Kerr believes limiting the exhibition season to five games instead of..." September 30

  • DeMar DeRozan is not pleased with his Sports Illustrated Top 100 NBA player ranking

    The Comeback "About two weeks ago, Sports Illustrated released its ranking of the NBA’s Top 100 players. After seeing his spot in the rankings Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan has a bone to pick with SI. The Toronto guard came in at No. 46 in the Top 100. After a strong 2015-16 season and a spot on the..." September 30

  • Mike Dunleavy: Cleveland Cavaliers have work ethic not seen in Chicago

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mike Dunleavy, one of the new members of the Cleveland Cavaliers, has only been with the reigning NBA champions for a few months. But it hasn't taken him long to see what makes the group so special. It goes beyond the bounty of talent. "Pretty humble group for coming off winning a..." September 30

  • Serge Ibaka says he wants to stay with Magic forever, and they want him long-term

    Orlando Sentinel "The biggest acquisition of the Orlando Magic’s 2016 offseason indicated on Monday that he has no plans to go elsewhere when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2017. “I’m looking to stay here to play forever — for [as] many, many years as possible,” Serge Ibaka said during the Magic’s..." September 30

  • Durant says Warriors telling him to be more aggressive

    ESPN "Kevin Durant said he isn't worried about how many shots he takes per game with the Warriors this season, but Draymond Green made it clear Thursday that the former Thunder star's new team wants him to be aggressive. When asked after practice what a comfortable number of shots might be for him,..." September 30

  • Marquese Chriss' potential leaps to Suns forefront

    Arizona Republic "It is appropriate that Marquese Chriss' pro introduction has come during Suns training camp in Flagstaff, a vibrant art community. Chriss is that fresh piece of clay that the Suns can shape into something to hold his immense promise. Chriss is only 19 years old, but the Suns have drafted..." September 30

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin ready to extend range, shoot more 3-pointers

    Orange County Register "It’s only a few steps but it represents a huge leap in Blake Griffin’s game. As people around the Clippers have hoped over the past three seasons, Griffin seems ready to take his game beyond the 3-point line. Now, it’s on him to take the shots when they present themselves. “I want to be..." September 29

  • Draymond Green on Warriors being villain: ‘Who cares?’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors are going to hear an awful lot of boos during the upcoming season, and Draymond Green is not concerned about it. In fact, the star forward is prepared to embrace the hate. While speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Green was asked about the Warriors being considered..." September 29

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Cavaliers, Clippers Interested In Garnett As Coach

    Hoops Rumors "A week after announcing his retirement, Kevin Garnett already has a job offer, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue confirmed today that he has asked Garnett to be part of his coaching staff in Cleveland. “I talked to him about it,” Lue said after practice. “I know..." September 29

  • Pau Gasol can be a better Tim Duncan replacement than you think

    Sporting News "On the surface, it's weird that the Spurs have been criticized for signing Pau Gasol in the wake of Tim Duncan's retirement. Beyond being someone they almost signed two years ago, Gasol has always been the type of player that would excel in Gregg Popovich's system. He's both unselfish and..." September 29

  • Fred Hoiberg encourages Dwyane Wade to take open 3-pointers

    Chicago Tribune "iven that he possesses a career 23.7 points per game scoring average, it's not bragging when Dwyane Wade assesses his ability to adjust to a new offensive system. "My game translates anywhere," Wade said. What may surprise, given his career 3-point shooting percentage of 28.4, is that coach..." September 29

  • Embiid shows plenty of rust in 76ers scrimmage

    Philly.com "The last time Joel Embiid played in a game was as a Kansas freshman on March 1, 2014, at Oklahoma State University. That quickly became obvious Wednesday during the 76ers' end-of-practice scrimmage at Stockton University. At times, Embiid had a tough time with his footwork, finding his..." September 29

  • Derrick Rose Judge Shoots Down Pseudonym Appeal

    TMZ "The judge in the Derrick Rose rape case reaffirmed his decision and will NOT allow the accuser to use a pseudonym during the trial ... saying, "This is not a state secrets case." As we previously reported, the accuser had asked the judge to reconsider after he previously ruled that she must..." September 29

  • Hasheem Thabeet reportedly eyeing NBA comeback, several teams interested

    Larry Brown Sports "The reclamation project to define all reclamation projects could be upon us in the 2016-17 NBA season. According to a report by Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times on Thursday, former No. 2 overall pick Hasheem Thabeet is pursuing an NBA comeback and is generating interest from several..." September 29

  • How many years does LeBron James have left as the NBA's top player?

    Fox Sports "After a year of watching people like me question whether his throne had been usurped, LeBron James used the 2016 NBA playoffs to reestablish his dominance as the game's best player. That raises an interesting question, though. How many more years can the 31-year-old superstar keep up this level..." September 29

  • Derrick Rose says the Knicks' triangle offense is 'complicated'

    CBS Sports "The triangle offense can be a divisive topic in the NBA. It's the "sharing is caring" offense that helped the Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls to six titles and the Shaquille O'Neal/Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers to three titles in their era and five titles total for Phil Jackson's Lakers teams..." September 29

  • Rockets Agree To Deal With P.J. Hairston

    Hoops Rumors "P.J. Hairston will join the Rockets on a training camp deal, Adrian Wojnarowksi of The Vertical tweets. Houston will hold his D-League rights, Wojnarowski adds. A 2014 first-round pick, the 6’6” small forward played for both the Grizzlies and Hornets last season. He was acquired by the..." September 29

  • Joakim Noah: How I’ll prove Bulls wrong over ‘low blow’

    New York Post "Joakim Noah is not only a new Knick. He’s a new father. The prize of free agency was excused from the first two days of Knicks training camp for the birth of his daughter. After his first practice as a Knick here on Wednesday, Noah said: “I was dealing with something beautiful. My daughter..." September 29

  • Paul George says 'this is my year' to win MVP

    Fox Sports "The race for MVP in the NBA this season feels more wide open than it has in the past. And Paul George believes the door might be open for him to sneak in. In an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio (via NBC Sports), George made it clear that it's an individual goal for him to win the MVP this..." September 29

  • Here's How Draymond Green Plans to Deal With Opposing Fans Who Boo the Warriors

    Complex "A year ago, the Warriors were one of the most popular teams, if not the most popular team, in the NBA. Thanks to the exciting brand of basketball that they used to win a championship in 2015, many casual NBA fans jumped on the Golden State bandwagon and started to cheer for Steph Curry, Klay..." September 29

  • Chris Bosh fires longtime agent

    CBS Sports "Chris Bosh's NBA season at this point appears over, if not his career. After failing his physical, Bosh has maintained that his career is not over, but the Heat have clearly moved on. Bosh has hard feelings over everything that has happened, including feeling that the Heat "wrote him off," which..." September 29

  • Derrick Rose plans to use rape accuser’s ex-friends against her

    New York Post "Putting on his own version of a full-court press, new Knicks guard Derrick Rose wants his rape accuser to know one thing — if she takes him to trial, it’s going to be an all-out war. Rose had his lawyers file a brief in Los Angeles Tuesday revealing their plan to call on the woman’s own friends..." September 29

  • Is a Change in Scenery All Harrison Barnes Needed?

    The Ringer "The last time we saw Harrison Barnes, he was missing open shot after open shot in the NBA Finals. The Cavs stopped guarding him halfway through the series, leaving him open at the 3-point line and daring him to beat them. The weird part about their strategy was that Barnes isn’t a bad shooter...." September 29

  • Fred Hoiberg encourages Dwyane Wade to take open 3-pointers

    Chicago Tribune "Given that he possesses a career 23.7 points per game scoring average, it's not bragging when Dwyane Wade assesses his ability to adjust to a new offensive system. "My game translates anywhere," Wade said. What may surprise, given his career 3-point shooting percentage of 28.4, is that coach..." September 29

  • With plenty of trash-talking, Joakim Noah joins Carmelo, Rose in Knicks' common goal to take down LeBron

    New York Daily News "Joakim Noah has directed just about every profanity in the book at LeBron James, but in the end all those names, as well as the Chicago Bulls teams Noah anchored, would never hurt LeBron. The same goes for Noah’s more famous teammates, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony, who have also matched up..." September 29

  • Emmanuel Mudiay “impressive,” taking a starring role early in Nuggets camp

    Denver Post "Before he was truly ready for the trip here for training camp, Emmanuel Mudiay had some required viewing to take care of. Watching the final game of last season, his rookie season. He liked “that” Mudiay. He wanted to remind himself of what he was that day and tap back into what the player..." September 29

  • Kings still waiting for NBA’s decision on Darren Collison

    Sacramento Bee "Collison pleaded guilty this month to one misdemeanor charge of domestic battery after a May incident at his Granite Bay home involving his wife. He received three years of informal probation and a 20-day sentence in the Placer County jail. The probation department can allow him to serve his jail..." September 29

  • Darrell Arthur: Turning down Spurs, Wizards, Clippers in free agency to stay with Nuggets “an easy decision for me”

    Denver Post "The narrative in the NBA for years has been that free agents don’t want to come to, or stay in, Denver. The Nuggets, though, point to a group of players who might be changing that perception. In the past couple of years Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari and Darrell Arthur all could have opted to..." September 29

  • Raptors notebook: Starting role is Jared Sullinger’s to lose

    Toronto Star "Dwane Casey is hedging his starting lineup bets. With the Toronto Raptors about to start training camp, Casey has a starting five in mind but isn’t about to fully commit. Three are no-brainers — Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas are locks — and if DeMarre Carroll remains..." September 29

  • For Spurs’ big man rotation, some assembly required

    San Antonio Express-News "A year ago Thursday, LaMarcus Aldridge arrived for the first practice of his first training camp in a Spurs uniform. He was the new guy on a team that had been together, it seemed, since before the advent of the shot clock. He had much to learn and much to do in order to fit in. At times..." September 29

  • Ex-NBA player Bobby Simmons to testify in Hobo super gang trial

    Chicago Sun-Times "Ten years after he got in a car chase with the man alleged to be one of the deadliest members of Chicago’s so-called “super gang,” former NBA player Bobby Simmons is expected to testify Thursday at the Hobo street gang’s federal racketeering trial. Paris “Poleroski” Poe opened fire on Simmons..." September 29

  • Jeremy Lamb must manage reality to keep living NBA dream

    Winston-Salem Journal "Jeremy Lamb appreciated the opportunity the Charlotte Hornets provided last season. Lamb just wasn’t good at managing a sudden wealth of playing time. In his previous three NBA seasons, all with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Lamb’s minutes were generally sporadic. The Thunder was one of the..." September 29

  • Dan Gilbert reportedly giving Cavs championship rings to janitors, food vendors and police

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "From LeBron James down to the guy who sold you a hot dog on a Wednesday night at The Q, the entire Cavaliers' family is getting a 2016 NBA championship ring. Majority owner Dan Gilbert and his partners decided to present rings to more than 1,000 full and part-time employees throughout the..." September 29

  • Steph Curry Comments on 2017 Free Agency, Future with Warriors

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is entering the final season of his four-year, $44 million deal he signed back in 2013, per Spotrac. With free agency looming, he ensured the media and Warriors fans on Tuesday that he isn't looking to go anywhere else. When asked if he likes his..." September 29

  • Lue intent on limiting stubborn LeBron's minutes

    ESPN "The challenge for Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue in his first full season at the helm isn't just how to direct LeBron James when he's on the court but also figuring out a way to keep the 14-year veteran off it. As Cavs training camp opens this week, Lue said maintaining James, 31, for the..." September 28

  • Knicks' Noah: 'We gotta beat' LeBron in playoffs

    sny.tv "Joakim Noah isn't afraid to mix it up with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers -- and Carmelo Anthony thinks that's exactly what the Knicks will need to compete with the NBA champions. Coincidentally enough, the Knicks will open the regular season in Cleveland on Oct. 25 when the Cavs will..." September 28

  • Trail Blazers to get new logo, uniforms for 2017

    Sporting News "The Portland Trail Blazers will be getting a logo and uniform update. Blazers president Chris McGowan said that the team’s visual identity is in the process of being revised, with the new look to be unveiled this coming spring. The entire NBA will be switching to Nike apparel starting with the..." September 28

  • Retired Duncan joins Spurs training camp

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan must have heard Gregg Popovich's threat. Two days after Popovich jokingly told the media that he would fine Duncan $2,500 a day each day that Duncan was absent, the retired power forward was back on the court with the Spurs." September 28

  • Sacramento Kings Add Trans-Inclusive Restrooms

    The Advocate "The Sacramento Kings already have a win — and their stadium hasn't even opened yet. The Golden 1 Center, the new home of the National Basketball Association team, will feature all-gender restrooms. It may be the first major sports stadium to boast trans-inclusive facilities, according to the..." September 28

  • Al Horford on Boston: 'It feels right to be here'

    ESPN Boston "Jae Crowder was certain the Boston Celtics had landed their first free-agent prize in nearly two decades, and teammate Isaiah Thomas wasn't arguing with him. The two players were huddled in an Atlanta hotel room after the Celtics delivered their late-night sales pitch to Al Horford at the start..." September 28