• The NBA Will Become the First Major Pro League to Broadcast in Virtual Reality

    Complex "Imagine watching LeBron James' block on Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of this year's NBA Finals in virtual reality. The next time such a striking NBA moment happens, your viewing experience could put you a lot closer to the action. The NBA is once again at the forefront of cutting-edge technology...." October 21

  • Hawks release Bynum, roster at 16 players

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks releasing point guard Will Bynum on Friday, a move that reduces their roster to 16 players. The Hawks will need to make one more roster move to get to the maximum of 15 players. Josh Magette remains the only player remaining with a non-guaranteed contract. Bynum appeared in all..." October 21

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • Russell Westbrook Isn’t Ready To Leave Oklahoma City Any Time Soon If The Past Is Any Indication

    Uproxx "When Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, all eyes turned to Russell Westbrook. His team just got measurably worse, and with a year before his own free agency, many wondered if he was going to follow Durant’s lead and join a team more ready to contend for a..." October 20

  • Tayshaun Prince: Pistons could've won four NBA titles if they drafted Melo

    CBS Sports "Tayshaun Prince joined CBS Sports Digital Thursday and told host Nick Kostos on the Crossover that the Pistons could have won as many as four championships if they had drafted Carmelo Anthony with the No. 2 pick instead of Darko Milicic. "I think if we did take Melo, maybe two, maybe three,..." October 20

  • LaMarcus Aldridge Dismisses Rumors, Insists He's Happy With Spurs

    Real GM Basketball "LaMarcus Aldridge responded to reports he is unhappy with the San Antonio Spurs during a spot on the Jim Rome Show. Jackie MacMullan reported this week that the Spurs could consider trading Aldridge this season as the partnership has had issues. "I didn't buy into it," said Aldridge. I..." October 20

  • Pardon the interruption, but Wilbon and Kornheiser have signed new deals with ESPN

    Sporting News ""Pardon the Interruption" has long been ESPN's most critically acclaimed studio show. TV ratings for the weekday show (5:30 p.m. ET) are not what they used to be, but it's still a halo show for ESPN. On Wednesday, ESPN will announce it has re-signed co-hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael..." October 20

  • Hawks waive veteran Jack, roster at 17

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks waived veteran Jarrett Jack on Thursday. The release of the veteran point guard, who has been unable to practice as he returns from torn right knee ligaments, reduced the training-camp roster to 17 players. Jack suffered the injury last season as a member of the Nets and has been..." October 20

  • Report: Kings and Thunder were ‘seriously engaged’ on Rudy Gay-Cameron Payne trade until Payne got hurt

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings are still looking for answers at point guard. Darren Collison? Not for the season’s first eight games, at least. Ty Lawson? Um… Seth Curry? Too late. Ricky Rubio? Not right now. Goran Dragic? I mean, maybe, I guess. Cameron Payne? If it weren’t for Payne’s foot..." October 20

  • Cavs pursuing trade for backup point guard

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers are pursuing a trade to acquire a backup point guard and are hoping to make a deal before the season starts Tuesday, sources told cleveland.com. The Cavs are in advanced discussions with at least one club, according to a source, and could make one or multiple trades to fill the..." October 20

  • How D-Rose Was Almost Extorted For $21 Million By a False Rape Accusation

    Black Sports Online "“Just a heads up…….” That was the first of many texts, emails & DMs I would get about the Derrick Rose’s civil rape trial. What was always interesting is it didn’t matter if I knew the person, I didn’t know the person or they were completely anonymous, they didn’t know each other and they never..." October 20

  • Draymond Green Can't Be Controlled by the Warriors, Which Could Potentially Blow up Golden State's Dynasty

    The Big Lead "This is an unassailable fact about the 2016 NBA Finals: Draymond Green’s suspension in the NBA Finals cost the Warriors a title. Up 3-1, they lost Green, then Andrew Bogut got hurt, and it snowballed. LeBron went bananas for 40+ points twice in a row – he hadn’t scored 40 in a game all season –..." October 20

  • Spoelstra assures Dragic that Heat are not looking to trade him

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra took the somewhat extraordinary step Thursday of confirming to Goran Dragic that there was no truth to the recent report of the guard being part of trade discussions with the Sacramento Kings. While the Heat typically dismiss trade rumors, Dragic said Spoelstra..." October 20

  • Gloria Govan’s IG Attacked After Barnes Says She Won’t Allow Him to See His Kids

    Black Sports Online "If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that Matt Barnes loves the kids. His kids, other people’s kids, at risk kids, kids in general. Yesterday he generously opened up his heart and wallet to Ta’Kari Christie, the daughter of Basketball Wives: LA star Jackie Christie who says her mother..." October 20

  • Elton Brand announces retirement from NBA

    NBA.com "This is usually the way time passes, one quiet tick at a time until we glance back and notice all the doors that closed when nobody was watching. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett left the NBA over the summer to various levels of fanfare and will eventually come back together for a Hall..." October 20

  • The Time Coach Mike Brown Nearly Had to Fight Metta World Peace

    San Jose Mercury News "This was back when Metta World Peace was still named Ron Artest, the 24-year-old, unstable version. Mike Brown, the Indiana Pacers new, young, 33-year-old assistant, was still learning the volatile quirks of his new player. Brown remembers a road trip to New York City. The plane landed and..." October 20

  • If you want a Warriors ticket this season, it will cost you big time

    Fox Sports "Get ready to fork over some big cash if you want to catch a glimpse of the NBA Super Team this season. The Golden State Warriors have the most expensive ticket prices on the secondary market by a pretty wide margin as of Thursday, according to data from VividSeats.com. The median price for a..." October 20

  • Paul Millsap Car Crash 911 Call 'The Motorcycle's On Fire!'

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made after Paul Millsap's Rolls-Royce collided with a motorcycle this week -- with the witness describing a fiery scene as people tried to help the injured biker. We broke the story ... the Atlanta Hawks superstar was driving his Rolls on Monday around 6:30..." October 20

  • Dominique Wilkins on Being Robbed in 88 Dunk Contest

    Black Sports Online "While many of us weren’t born to witness the greatness that was the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest, Dominique Wilkins reminisced over it and to this day, he says he should’ve won. Thank goodness for YouTube because we can view what many undoubtedly say was the best Dunk Contest of all time. The outcome..." October 20

  • Charles Barkley says Donald Trump’s “locker room talk” does happen

    The Comeback "Former NBA player and current NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley has been critical of Donald Trump for much of this election. But after hearing lewd comments Trump made about women to Billy Bush on a bus years ago, Barkley has taken issue with those who have criticized Trump and his “locker room..." October 20

  • Joel Embiid jokes that Ben Simmons will get deported after anti-Trump tweet

    NESN "We’re not sure if Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid can make the Philadelphia 76ers great again, but they at least won Twitter on Wednesday night. Like many of you, the 76ers teammates were following the third and final presidential debate Wednesday. At some point, Simmons apparently had enough of..." October 20

  • Anonymous NBA Scouts Dish Dirt On Eastern Conference Teams

    SI "For some, it's tough to form an opinion about an off-season move or development without seeing the subjects first in action on the floor. Luckily, anonymous NBA scouts do not have this problem. Sports Illustrated's NBA writers spoke with scouts ahead of the 2016—17 season for our annual..." October 20

  • Joakim Noah: Derrick Rose accuser ‘just trying to make money’

    New York Post "Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose’s buddy and former Bulls teammate, went on the offensive after Rose was cleared in his rape civil trial, saying the accuser was a gold digger. “It’s a blessing to have him come back — it’s great the truth came out,’’ Noah said after the Knicks’ 121-96 preseason victory..." October 20

  • Why Derrick Rose Was Found Not Liable

    SI "After convening for three hours, a federal jury of six women and two men on Wednesday found New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose not liable for sexual battery and related civil offenses. The 28-year-old Chicago native will thus not be ordered to pay Rose’s accuser—whom Sports Illustrated and other..." October 20

  • Rudy Gay: 'No choice but to work for the Sacramento Kings'

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay knows about trade speculation, but he's more focused on what's in front of him rather than what might be around the corner. Gay, who averaged 17.2 points last season, said last month that he was planning to decline his 2017-18 player option, so he can be a free..." October 20

  • The Biggest Stop Of Kevin Love's Life? It Wasn't This One

    SI "On June 19, Tyler Kandel sat at a back table at Warren 77 in New York City, eating chicken nachos and drinking craft beer. The TVs were tuned to Game 7 of the NBA Finals, and Kandel was rooting for the Cavaliers because he went to college with their power forward, Kevin Love. With 44 seconds left..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Can Hasheem Thabeet Salvage NBA Career?

    Basketball Insiders "Hasheem Thabeet isn’t currently on an NBA roster. In fact, it’s been over two years since Thabeet was in the league. The 29-year-old’s last NBA stint was with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2013-14 season, when he played in 23 games and averaged 1.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and .4 blocks in 8.3..." October 20

  • LaMarcus Aldridge may be unhappy Kawhi Leonard is star of the show

    San Antonio Express-News "In the start of year two, it appears the LaMarcus Aldridge experiment in San Antonio is in danger of collapsing. The Express-News has been informed by a league source the Spurs are open to trading the former Longhorn should the right package surface. Those within the Spurs refuted the..." October 20

  • When cops nearly had to stop Draymond Green from attacking Steve Kerr

    New York Post "The heart of the Warriors wanted to rip the team’s head off. That’s the picture of the Golden State locker room during a February game last season, when Draymond Green erupted at coach Steve Kerr in a tirade that had a police officer ready to bust through the door to settle the storm. A..." October 20

  • Jury clears Derrick Rose, two friends in civil rape trial

    Chicago Tribune "Jurors have cleared NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. The jury reached the verdict Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court after hearing dramatically different accounts of the..." October 20

  • Jerry West on Kevin Durant criticism: ‘It’s disgusting’

    Sportsnaut "It’s safe to say that NBA legend and Golden State Warriors executive Jerry West doesn’t appreciate the criticism Kevin Durant is facing for joining Golden State. “There were all kinds of players that signed contracts, and we were the ones who got criticized for it when I thought it was..." October 19

  • Bulls’ Dwyane Wade mum on a potential return to Miami

    Today's Fastbreak "Chicago Bulls’ shooting guard Dwyane Wade sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Rohan Nadkarni of Sports Illustrated last month. As a result, the veteran leader discussed nearly joining the Bulls in the summer 2010, what made him ultimately decide to go home to Chicago as well as a variety of..." October 19

  • Russell Westbrook Asked Durant How He Could Change During Meeting

    Real GM Basketball "Russell Westbrook and Nick Collison met with Kevin Durant in West Hollywood shortly before the start of free agency. Westbrook asked Durant what he could do and how he could change. Durant was set to meet with several teams during the first few days of July. “He went above and beyond,”..." October 19

  • Twitter roasts Kevin Durant for questionable outfit on 'Rolling Stone' cover

    CBS Sports "Just when you think the Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook saga is over, it rears its ugly head. Durant is currently generating headlines for a recently published Rolling Stone story, in which he says some not-so-favorable things about his former Thunder teammate. Durant also revealed in the piece..." October 19

  • Kevin Durant on going to Warriors: “I damn sure wasn’t going there if they’d won”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Everyone sensed it. Kevin Durant finally admitted it. If Draymond Green had been able to keep his hands to himself and not gotten suspended. If LeBron James hadn’t stepped up and had three of the best Finals game performances ever. If Andrew Bogut had been healthy. If Stephen Curry could have..." October 19

  • Russell Westbrook: 'I was never going to leave' Oklahoma City

    Fox Sports "After the milquetoast essay and the token text, Russell Westbrook played dominoes. He had started the game early that July 4 morning, as friends and family filled his sunny backyard for a housewarming party, and he did not stop when his phone throbbed with the news he dreaded. A union that spanned..." October 19

  • Pelicans expect Anthony Davis to play in regular season-opener

    Today's Fastbreak "The New Orleans Pelicans believe that big man Anthony Davis will be ready to return from his sprained right ankle in time for their October 26 regular season-opener against the Denver Nuggets, according to ESPN. Davis originally injured his ankle during the team’s preseason trip to China. The..." October 19

  • Raptors' Patrick Patterson eyes the big payday

    Toronto Sun "Many athletes give cliched answers and rarely say what they are really thinking, so kudos to Patrick Patterson for his honesty. The power forward was asked on Tuesday whether he is approaching this season any differently since he will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. “Oh yeah,..." October 19

  • Golden State's Draymond Green problem

    ESPN "All in all, it was not the best few months for Draymond Green. On June 10, during Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers, some 20 million viewers caught him in the act of trying to slap LeBron James in the groin. Three days later, after being suspended for that act, he watched his Warriors..." October 19

  • Ben McLemore unlikely to sign rookie extension with Kings by Oct. 31 deadline

    ESPN "The Sacramento Kings are unlikely to reach a rookie-scale extension with guard Ben McLemore by the Oct. 31 deadline, league sources informed ESPN. This result would allow for the fourth-year guard to enter restricted free agency following the 2016-17 campaign. McLemore, 23, hasn't been in..." October 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins Calls the Media Out for How They Treat Kevin Durant

    Complex "Kevin Durant is, by almost all accounts, a really nice guy. So nice that, once upon a time, Nike put together an entire campaign to try and convince people that KD was not nice. At least on the basketball court. But ever since KD decided to sign with the Warriors this summer, things have..." October 19

  • Gay not fazed by latest trade talk: 'Rumors are going to happen'

    CSN Bay Area "The rumor mill is churning and it’s once again landed on Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay. Gay politely told the team that he wouldn’t mind finding a new place to play following last season. He reiterated his desire to leave right before training camp started, yet still he wears Kings purple and..." October 19

  • Hornacek hedges on Game 1 lineup with Derrick Rose in limbo

    New York Post "Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek acknowledged it won’t be “ideal” going into the regular season without having played their starting five, and he hedged ever so slightly on Derrick Rose starting in one week on opening night in Cleveland. There’s diminishing hope Rose will be ready to play in either..." October 19

  • Lawyers deliver closing arguments in Derrick Rose sexual assault civil trial

    ESPN "A Los Angeles federal court jury will begin deliberations Wednesday in the Derrick Rose sexual assault civil trial after attorneys for both sides gave their closing arguments Tuesday. Rose and two of his friends are being sued for $21 million, accused of raping his ex-girlfriend while she was..." October 19

  • Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer exits game after sideline collision with player

    Sporting News "Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was removed from Tuesday night's preseason game against New Orleans when he collided with a Pelicans player on the sideline. Late in the second quarter, Pelicans guard Langston Galloway was chasing a loose ball near press row when he lost control and tumbled..." October 19

  • Joel Embiid-Jahlil Okafor pairing the same old problem

    Today's Fastbreak "Ever since June 25, 2015, the Philadelphia 76ers have been stuck in an infinite loop. In computing, an infinite loop is when a computer program repeats indefinitely because the coding lacks a functional exit. Well, ever since the Sixers drafted Jahlil Okafor with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015..." October 19

  • Rockets PG Patrick Beverley might need surgery on left knee

    Pro Basketball Talk "Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley hasn’t seen the court since Oct. 2 and he might be sidelined for even longer. The tenacious defender has been held out of much of the preseason due to a lingering left knee issue that may require surgery. A source has told ESPN’s Calvin Watkins that..." October 19

  • James Jones Talks Retirement, Desire For Minutes

    Basketball Insiders "Choosing the appropriate time to walk away from the game is always a professional athlete’s toughest decision. Some will head for the exit at the first signs of decline, while others vow to get every last drop of talent from their aging bodies and fade from star to role player in the process. The..." October 19

  • A much different Jeremy Lin makes his return to New York

    Yardbarker "In the end, Linsanity ended with a thud, with Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald refusing to open his hotel door room to accept Houston's three-year offer sheet for Jeremy Lin during summer league. The league got involved, and in the end, the Knicks allowed Lin to leave, just five months after..." October 19

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