• New York Knicks Are Painfully Close To Being A Winning Team

    Fox Sports "The New York Knicks are in the midst of one of the most painful seasons in franchise history. Kristaps Porzingis summarized exactly what’s so frustrating. he New York Knicks should be 23-22, but instead, they’re 19-26. New York held a lead with 32 seconds or less remaining in the fourth quarter..." January 23

  • DeRozan will miss 2 games with ankle injury

    TSN "The Toronto Raptors will be without the services of their top scorer for the next two games. The team announced on Monday that will miss games this week with the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies with a right ankle sprain. He will be reevaluated prior to a Friday night visit by the..." January 23

  • Spurs officially sign Joel Anthony

    CBS Sports "Anthony officially signed a 10-day contract with the Spurs on Monday, Mike Monroe of The Rivard Report reports. Reports surfaced over the weekend that Anthony would join the Spurs, and now he'll formally be added to the 15-man roster. " January 23

  • Luke Walton rips Lakers after 'embarrassing' 49-point loss

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Lakers suffered their worst loss in franchise history Sunday, and needless to say, head coach Luke Walton was not a happy camper. After a 122-73 drubbing at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks, Walton went off on his guys for their “embarrassing” performance and said that the team..." January 23

  • Baron Davis blames Russian hackers for Russell Westbrook not starting ASG

    Larry Brown Sports "Former All-NBA point guard Baron Davis has an elaborate theory as to why Russell Westbrook isn’t starting in this year’s All-Star Game. In a tweet posted early on Sunday, Davis blamed none other than the Russian hackers for Westbrook’s snub. That UCLA point guard bond clearly runs..." January 23

  • Nets’ Jeremy Lin out another 3-5 weeks after re-aggravating hamstring injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeremy Lin has been in and out of the Nets’ lineup due to a lingering hamstring injury. He has already missed 31 games, including the last 11. The point guard hoped to return around now, but that’s not happening. Nets release: The following statement has been released by Brooklyn Nets..." January 23

  • Bulls shopping Rajon Rondo, Nikola Mirotic as trade deadline apporaches

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chicago’s front office chose to make quick-fix, treading water moves this summer. They wisely traded Derrick Rose and kept Jimmy Butler as a franchise cornerstone, but when the possibility of getting Dwyane Wade became a reality they decided to push to win more now, adding Rajon Rondo to the mix...." January 22

  • Ty Lawson compares ref to SpongeBob character on Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarcus Cousins isn’t the only Sacramento King going after referees. In a post to his Instagram account on Sunday, Kings guard Ty Lawson appeared to compare NBA official Michael Smith to a character from the animated TV show SpongeBob Squarepants. The above character was featured in a..." January 22

  • Kings Forward Rudy Gay to Undergo Surgery on Ruptured Achilles Monday

    NBC Bay Area "Kings forward Rudy Gay will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon on Monday, Jan. 23 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Martin O'Malley. Gay suffered the injury during third quarter play of Wednesday night's..." January 22

  • Clippers big man Blake Griffin says he's ready to return; eyeing Warriors game?

    CBS Sports "Blake Griffin is ready to rejoin the Clippers, and just in time. Griffin has been out since mid-December after having knee surgery. He told reporters Saturday before the Clippers got worked by the Nuggets without Griffin and Chris Paul that he's finally ready to return to action, saying he..." January 22

  • Bucks' Jabari Parker comes off bench as punishment

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker did not start in Saturday's road loss to the Miami Heat for violating a team rule that prohibits disclosing locker room discourse to the media, league sources told ESPN. Bucks coach Jason Kidd refused to elaborate on what team rule Parker defiled. Rookie..." January 22

  • Phoenix Suns trade Tyson Chandler? Not if Earl Watson has a say

    Arizona Republic "Earlier on this trip, as Earl Watson talked with a news reporter after a pregame shooting session, the Suns coach spotted center Tyson Chandler having a basketball discussion with guard Devin Booker. “Tyson’s over there, schooling Booker on something,” Watson said. Entering Saturday’s..." January 22

  • Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson's trade value down for now

    Detroit Free Press "With the calendar nearing February, it’s time for the NBA’s daily trade rumors to distract from what’s actually happening on basketball courts in arenas across the country. An understandable occurrence – especially locally where the Detroit Pistons have struggled to 21-24 record after..." January 22

  • Cavs players forgot play Tyronn Lue drew in huddle, and it cost them against Spurs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There is almost never any one reason a team loses a basketball game. So the Cavs' colossal mistake(s) on a risky play call late in overtime of a 118-115 loss to the Spurs wasn't the sole culprit in this loss. But no one in the Cleveland locker room was too impressed. The Cavs trailed..." January 22

  • Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni on not resting players: 'We're trying to win'

    Houston Chronicle "With the Rockets playing their final set of four games in five nights before the NBA removed them from the schedule and their eighth game in 12 days, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni resisted any urge to hold out healthy players for rest. Some of that, he said, was to try to win every game possible...." January 22

  • Popovich has more to say about President Trump

    My San Antonio "Before Saturday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked his thoughts on the various Women’s Marches held throughout the country to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. One of the marches was held in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, at..." January 22

  • ‘The next Marc Gasol’ is becoming a Knicks steal

    New York Post "Knicks rookie Willy Hernangomez, the 22-year-old, 6-foot-11 bundle of potential, has heard the comparison before — many times before, in fact. But it still gets him excited and makes him proud when he is linked to one of his idols, Marc Gasol, the Grizzlies’ two-time All-Star and former Defensive..." January 22

  • Zach Randolph donates $20,000 to the MIFA Plus-1 program to keep utilities connected for over 100 families

    NBA.com "Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph announced today a $20,000 contribution to MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association) to keep utilities connected for over 100 Memphis-area families. Randolph’s donation will go directly to the MIFA Emergency Services Plus-1 program. Plus-1 is a program..." January 22

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins chides officials after questionable call

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins used sarcasm to mask his frustration after a questionable call went against him late in Saturday's 102-99 loss to the Chicago Bulls. With 15.7 seconds in regulation and the game tied at 99-99, Bulls guard Dwyane Wade stole the ball from Kings forward..." January 22

  • Lakers' D'Angelo Russell out 1-2 weeks with knee injury

    Orange County Register "Lakers second-year guard D’Angelo Russell will be out between 1-2 weeks after an MRI taken on Saturday showed a mild MCL sprain, strained right calf and a bone bruise. The Lakers had already ruled him out for Sunday’s road game against the Dallas Mavericks and also did not travel with the team...." January 22

  • Gregg Popovich calls for harsher punishment for Sidney Lowe, Wizards

    Larry Brown Sports "You might think the NBA coaching fraternity would stick together, but Gregg Popovich isn’t happy with some recent behavior. Popovich went out of his way to call out Washington Wizards assistant Sidney Lowe for his distraction tactics late in the team’s win over the New York Knicks on Thursday...." January 22

  • Raja Bell rips Thunder for not defending Russell Westbrook after Pachulia flagrant

    CBS Sports "In the Warriors' blowout win over Oklahoma City on Wednesday, Zaza Pachulia leveled Russell Westbrook and then stood over him, earning a flagrant foul. The most notable thing from this sequence actually had nothing to do with either of those players, but instead the fact that no Oklahoma City..." January 22

  • Spurs Sign Joel Anthony To 10-Day Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs have signed veteran center Joel Anthony to a 10-day contract, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. He’ll fill some of the frontcourt minutes opened up by the injury to Pau Gasol. Anthony, who last saw action for the Pistons in 2015/16, played with the Spurs in training camp. He was..." January 22

  • Steph Curry Not Happy About ESPN Sharing Video of Daughter Riley Singing

    Black Sports Online "We can only assume that Steph is really mad at Ayesha, but took it out on ESPN for providing too much coverage of his daughter Riley. Curry — likely feeling like ESPN went the blog route with their video — took offense to the World Wide Network sharing footage of internet sensation Riley Curry..." January 21

  • Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy explains the dirty truth behind NBA trades

    Fox Sports "We are little over a month away from the 2017 NBA trade deadline (which falls on Feb. 23 this season), which means trade rumors are about to start flying fast and furious. Much of the innuendo will center on who’s available, who’s untouchable, and who’s straddling the middle ground between..." January 21

  • Why players snubbed the Golden State Warriors in All-Star voting

    Fox Sports "The biggest story of this year’s NBA All-Star voting, which for the first time featured player and media voting in addition to fan voting, is the snub of Russell Westbrook — despite the fact that he’s averaging a triple-double. Westbrook was one of the top two vote-getters among guards in..." January 21

  • LeBron: Gregg Popovich coaching 'factors a lot' into 2020 decision

    ESPN "LeBron James hasn't made the decision to play in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, at least not publicly, but he says the chance to play for new USA Basketball head coach Gregg Popovich will be a big consideration. "It factors a lot," James said at the Cleveland Cavaliers' shootaround Saturday..." January 21

  • Joel Embiid: NBA needs to put C position back on All-Star ballot

    Sportsnaut "The NBA is an ever evolving league in which the rules of years gone past aren’t always friendly to the men playing the game today. This is most definitely the case when it comes to centers and the All-Star ballot, which is something Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is feeling quite keenly..." January 21

  • Nuggets Hope To Trade Jusuf Nurkic By Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets are actively working on finding a trade to move Jusuf Nurkic before the deadline. Nurkic will become eligible for a contract extension this summer and then become a restricted free agent in 2018. The Nuggets have acknowledged that a pairing of Nikola Jokic and Nurkic..." January 21

  • Suns Seeking 1st Round Pick For P.J. Tucker With Clippers Interested

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns are holding out for a first round pick in exchange for P.J. Tucker. The Los Angeles Clippers have offered a future second round pick in exchange for Tucker. Doc Rivers is known to be an admirer of Tucker's game." January 21

  • Joel Embiid feels ‘great’ after MRI on knee comes back clean

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid appears to have dodged serious injury, saying an MRI on his knee came back clean. Embiid said he feels “great” and wasn’t really put off by the injury. You can see how the injury happened here. Given Embiid’s extensive history of foot problems, you can’t..." January 21

  • Larry Bird on Myles Turner: ‘He’s got a chance to be one of the best players’ in Pacers history

    Indianapolis Star "Larry Bird knew he was not doing Myles Turner a favor. Bird, the Indiana Pacers’ team president, felt Turner, the 20-year-old phenom, needed to be the team’s starting center after last season ended. Yet Bird knew that meant the Pacers’ youngest player would be asked to bang in the paint with..." January 21

  • Pistons' Stan Van Gundy denies report of Jackson-Rubio trade talk

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy denied an ESPN report that there are currently trade discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves involving point guard Reggie Jackson. In a series of texts to the Free Press, Van Gundy said the organization doesn't "have a single thing under..." January 21

  • Timberwolves, Pistons discussing Ricky Rubio-Reggie Jackson trade

    NBA.com "With the trade deadline almost a month away (February 23), teams across the league continue to contact each other with different offers. As reported by ESPN.com's Marc Stein and Chris Haynes, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons are currently discussing a deal that would potentially..." January 21

  • Carmelo says he'll consider move if Knicks want to go in different direction

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony wants to be a New York Knick. He has told this to team president Phil Jackson, and he has made his point repeatedly to the media. But if the Knicks don't want him, he'll consider a change, he told Newsday. "I think it will be more on the front office," Anthony told Newsday..." January 21

  • Jimmy Butler on Bulls' recent poor play: 'It's terrible basketball'

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade tweeted out an apology to fans after an embarrassing 102-93 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Wade's frustration came after another poor performance by the Bulls in which they were outscored by 22 in the first quarter and trailed by 29 at the..." January 21

  • Penny Hardaway says he never should have left Magic

    Orlando Sentinel "It still pains Penny Hardaway to think about what might have been. What if Shaquille O’Neal never left the Orlando Magic to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers? What if Hardaway hadn’t gotten hurt? And what if Hardaway didn’t leave the Magic to join the Phoenix Suns? The mid-1990s Magic had..." January 21

  • Pachulia on All-Star voting: ‘Call it Zaza rules’

    USA Today "The NBA changed the format for All-Star voting this year. Instead of leaving it all up to the fans, votes from players and select media members were also counted. This is how things would've ended up if the format wasn't changed. The Warriors' Zaza Pachulia would've been named a starter. His..." January 21

  • Mavericks' J.J. Barea: Could miss extended time

    CBS Sports "Barea left Friday's game versus the Jazz with a left calf strain, and could miss several weeks as a result, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports. Prior to exiting the game Barea recorded ten points (5-10 FG, 0-2 3PT) to go along with five rebounds and six assists across 23 minutes. The veteran..." January 21

  • Erik Spoelstra on Goran Dragic: 'When we lose, he doesn't sleep'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Goran Dragic never wanted to be Dwyane Wade. He just wanted to play alongside. But times, as Miami Heat fans realize all too well, change quickly in the NBA. And what you want and what you get often can take you to extremes. That is where Dragic has resided this season, cast into a..." January 21

  • Halfway through season, Charlotte Hornets are mediocre, have much to prove

    Charlotte Observer "The good news for the Charlotte Hornets? Despite a recent five-game losing streak, they would have squeaked into the playoffs as the No. 7 seed if the postseason had started Thursday afternoon. The bad news? Halfway through the NBA season, the Hornets (21-21) have shown no ability to defeat the..." January 21

  • Bulls plotting to sign Bosh if he can play next season

    ESPN "In this latest Son of Weekend Dime compilation, we've amassed the freshest dribbles of pertinent chatter from the NBA's annual D-League Showcase ... with the league's annual trade buzzer just over 30 days away: No one in the NBA knows if Chris Bosh will ever play professional basketball again..." January 21

  • Magic offered Vucevic, 1st-rounder for Dragic

    Hoops Rumors "Orlando tried to pick up Miami point guard Goran Dragic, offering center Nikola Vucevic and a future first-rounder in return, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com. Miami rejected the offer as the Heat already have Hassan Whiteside manning the middle on a maximum deal he signed in July. Still, it..." January 20

  • LeBron James says Gregg Popovich is greatest all-time NBA coach

    ESPN "LeBron James has faced Gregg Popovich in three NBA Finals, and on Saturday night he will play his 24th regular-season game against him, not to mention the uncountable number of San Antonio Spurs games he's watched. In other words, the Cavaliers star has had plenty of time to form an..." January 20

  • Warriors owner confident Curry, Durant will re-sign in free agency

    CBS Sports "With the signing of Kevin Durant last summer, the Warriors were especially busy re-tooling their roster after losing in the NBA Finals. But with Durant possibly opting out of his contract and Stephen Curry becoming a free agent, Golden State will be busier than ever this upcoming..." January 20

  • Earl Watson: Tyson Chandler is ‘not going anywhere’

    Larry Brown Sports "Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson is throwing cold water on the idea that Tyson Chandler will be traded to facilitate a second-half youth movement. Watson said on Thursday that the veteran seven-footer is “not going anywhere,” per Spencer Davies of 16 Wins A Ring. The 34-year-old Chandler,..." January 20

  • Courtney Lee blames Wizards coach for interference on crucial play

    SI "You would need three sheets of looseleaf paper to list each thing that’s bedeviled the New York Knicks in the last three seasons alone. They’ve been duped by rival executives, torched by a wide variety of opposing players—from LeBron James to Jimmer Fredette—and stumbled over themselves monthly...." January 20

  • Spurs' Popovich ejected for berating official

    The Big Lead "Gregg Popovich is never afraid to share his opinion and on Thursday night that got him in trouble with an NBA official Thursday night. With his San Antonio Spurs locked in a tight battle with the Denver Nuggets late in the second quarter, Popovich got into it with referee Bennie Adams. Pop was..." January 20

  • Emmanuel Mudiay apologizes for mocking Gregg Popovich ejection

    Larry Brown Sports "Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay had a funny moment during Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, but he ended up apologizing for it later. Popovich was ejected from the game late in the second quarter, and Mudiay was right there working alongside the referee to give Pop the..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20