• LeBron James: 'Violence is not the answer'

    ESPN.com "With another case garnering national interest involving a white police officer taking the lives of African-American citizens occurring in LeBron James' home state, the Cleveland Cavaliers star found himself addressing more than just basketball after practice Saturday. Earlier in the day,..." May 24

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says The Q needs upgrades to land All-Star Weekend

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the only thing that would prevent the city of Cleveland from hosting an NBA All-Star game is failing to make improvements to Quicken Loans Arena. "They've expressed interest in it and we're waiting for them to get the additional work done on the building,"..." May 24

  • Rockets’ situation epitomizes ‘win or go home’ cliché

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets are down to the oldest, most desperate of clichés: Win one game or go home. But even a single victory, Rockets guard Jason Terry said in the wake of Houston’s Game 3 blowout loss, is a challenge for this team at this time. The Rockets face more elemental challenges, he said, if they..." May 24

  • Warriors file to dismiss suit accusing them of rigging resale market

    ESPN.com "The Golden State Warriors are taking care of business on the court in the Western Conference Finals, but the team is also focused on taking care of business in court. The Warriors responded on Friday to a lawsuit brought against the team and Ticketmaster by ticket resale site StubHub, accusing..." May 24

  • Irving listed as "questionable" for Game 3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving was on the practice court Saturday testing the new, small brace on his sore left knee and remains "questionable" to play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, Cavaliers coach David Blatt said. Irving did not play in the Cavaliers' 94-82 win in Game 2 over the Atlanta Hawks..." May 24

  • Sixers will go for best player, not best fit

    Philly.com "The 76ers' reasoning makes sense. It's hard to build around a cornerstone if you're not completely certain he's the cornerstone you want to build around. That's the reason they'll prefer the best player available over need in the June 25 NBA draft. They probably won't have to worry about..." May 24

  • Jared Sullinger: 'Right now, everyone is doubting me'

    ESPN.com "Boston Celtics big man Jared Sullinger has often noted that he has been motivated by doubters his entire basketball career, and he is using those skeptics to fuel an offseason in which he has been challenged by team brass to improve his body shape and conditioning. Sullinger missed most of the..." May 24

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Mitch Kupchak reiterates that he's been under impression that this is Kobe Bryant's last season. Says he's open to reassessing in a year.

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    Eric Pincus @EricPincus

    The Clippers do NOT have a pick in this draft but they are looking to acquire one along the way - not sure what range they'd target

  • Curry, Warrios demolish the Rockets to take 3-0 series lead

    CSN Bay Area "For all the wailing and gnashing of teeth about James Harden this and Dwight Howard that, the one question the Golden State Warriors were not asked before Game 3 of the Western Conference Final was this: “So what do the Rockets do when Stephen Curry and the rest of the rotation sucks the oxygen..." May 24

  • Korver out for playoffs, may require surgery

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kyle Korver will miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs and will undergo further tests on his right ankle injury that will determine if surgery is necessary. Following the news first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Hawks released a statement that said an MRI and examination..." May 24

  • Rockets' Howard probable to play in Game 3, says knee is 'feeling better'

    The Score "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will reportedly be good to go when his team hosts the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday night. The eight-time NBA All-Star sprained his left knee in Game 1 after colliding with teammate Josh Smith." May 24

  • Sources: Scott Skiles the frontrunner to become Magic's next coach

    Yahoo! Sports "Scott Skiles has emerged as the strong frontrunner to become head coach of the Orlando Magic, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Magic general manager Rob Hennigan has discussed the opening with several possible candidates, but Skiles has clearly separated himself in the process, league sources..." May 24

  • Pelicans consider Jeff Van Gundy for coach post, report says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Eight seasons have passed since Jeff Van Gundy last coached in the NBA. That could change if he is hired by the New Orleans Pelicans. ESPN reported Friday Van Gundy has expressed interest in the Pelicans' coaching position. The report said he is under consideration for the post. Van Gundy..." May 24

  • Hawks' Kent Bazemore: 'I still think we're the better team'

    ESPN.com "Down 2-0 to the Cleveland Cavaliers and headed on the road, the Atlanta Hawks are badly in need of confidence. Kent Bazemore made an attempt to give them some with brash statements Friday night. The Cavs won Game 2 emphatically 94-82, despite not having Kyrie Irving due to his knee injury...." May 24

  • Hawks' Al Horford says he's OK after injury scare

    CBSSports.com "On the first possession of the fourth quarter on Friday, Atlanta Hawks big man Al Horford appeared to bump knees with Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Iman Shumpert. The Hawks were down by 18 points at the time and went on to lose 94-82, and now they have to hope that moment won't have any lasting..." May 24

  • Kupchak: 'Looks as though' Lakers will use No. 2 pick

    ESPN Los Angeles "Will the Los Angeles Lakers keep or trade the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft on June 25? Will they select either Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns or Duke’s Jahlil Okafor – or will they avoid one of the top two centers highly expected to be drafted first and second overall in some order and instead..." May 24

  • Report: Tom Thibodeau believed to prefer sitting out next season rather than helping Bulls by accepting trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Asked about his future with the Bulls, Tom Thibodeau said, “Until they tell me I’m not, I expect to be here. So, that’s the way I’m approaching it.” They might tell him he’s not sooner than later, but they’re following a plan. And Thibodeau might have his own ideas Mark Carman of..." May 23

  • James leads the way with help as Cleveland Cavaliers take commanding 2-0 series lead over Atlanta Hawks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In Game 1 it was J.R. Smith and his eight three-pointers that made the difference. In Game 2 it was Iman Shumpert and his four three-pointers. "Next man up" is their motto and that's what occurred as the wounded Cleveland Cavaliers played terrible guest in thrashing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on..." May 23

  • GM: Kobe says next season is last with Lakers

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said star guard Kobe Bryant has told the GM that the 2015-16 season will be Bryant's last with the Lakers. "He has indicated to me that this is it," Kupchak said Thursday in a radio appearance with SiriusXM NBA Radio. Bryant is scheduled to..." May 23

  • Rockets’ Dwight Howard listed as probable for Game 3

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard is officially listed as probable for Game 3, the team announced Friday. Howard, who hurt is left knee in the opener, returned for Game 2 and played 40 minutes." May 23

  • Carroll a game-time decision for Game 2

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer called starting small forward DeMarre Carroll a game-time decision Friday morning before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. However, it appears unlikely he will be able to play. Carroll suffered a left knee sprain late in the fourth quarter of Game 1..." May 23

  • Kyrie Irving out for Game 2 with knee injury

    SB Nation "Kyrie Irving will miss Game 2 of the Eastern conference finals, reports Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. According to Spears, Irving is questionable to play in Game 3 on Sunday. Irving has been battling knee tendinitis for a while but has tried to play through it. He has seen his minutes..." May 23

  • Kupchak compares Clarkson to Westbrook

    ESPN.com "Late last season, Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott spoke of Lakers rookie guard Jordan Clarkson in the same breath as Oklahoma City star guard Russell Westbrook, saying that while Clarkson wasn't on the same level, he did at least play a similar style and have similar athleticism. Now..." May 23

  • Time is now for Portland to trade Nicolas Batum

    CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers are set to enter the 2015 NBA offseason with a potential roster overhaul on the horizon. The team only has four players guaranteed to be on the books next year, but as it turns out, one of those surefire returnees is far from a lock to remain in Rip City after..." May 23

  • Rockets blame being misplaced for failed final possession

    New York Post "Thursday night’s game between the Warriors and Rockets was terrific, with Golden State emerging with a thrilling 99-98 victory to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. But the biggest talking point, despite the spectacular performances by several players on both teams, was Kevin..." May 22

  • Parsons might not be ready for camp; knee surgery may have been more serious than reported

    Dallas Morning News "Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons’ first public appearance since his right knee surgery did not yield a lot of concrete information about what, exactly, happened during the May 1 procedure. Getting around on crutches, Parsons on Thursday was part of an NBA Cares event with other NBA and WNBA..." May 22

  • Lil B Calls James Harden Out for Stealing His Cooking Dance, Threatens to Curse Him

    Complex "Question: If Lil B's Based God's Curse—the one that he's put on Kevin Durant a few times now—is so effective, then why hasn't he been putting it on Warriors opponents throughout the NBA Playoffs? He's a big Golden State fan, so it kind of seems like a no-brainer to us. From Anthony Davis to Zach..." May 22

  • Report: Celtics in the mix to pursue Demarre Carroll

    CSN New England "The news that DeMarre Carroll's knee injury is a bone bruise means that he is back atop team's free agent shortlists. And he's on the Celtics' list. Sporting News' Sean Deveney reports that the Celtics are going to pursue the upcoming free agent. The 28-year-old's defensive prowess and..." May 22

  • Kyrie Irving misses Cavaliers' shootaround, questionable for Game 2

    ESPN.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers may be without star guard Kyrie Irving for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night as he continues to deal with a left knee issue. Coach David Blatt says Irving didn't attend the morning shootaround in order to meet with the team's head physician, Dr...." May 22

  • Report: Kristaps Porzingis will draw ‘significant interest’ from Magic, Kings, Pistons in NBA Draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis was rumored to be worthy of the number one overall selection in this summer’s NBA Draft, and since then, has been projected to go with one of the top three picks. While teams evaluating Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor, D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay..." May 22

  • Noel, Embiid keys to Hinkie's plan — on and off the court

    CSN Philly "Last week, Joel Embiid accompanied Sixers management to the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, and Tuesday night Nerlens Noel represented the Sixers at the draft lottery. These are actions of an organization that appears to consider both players key to its future success. Then again, Michael..." May 22

  • Kyrie Irving: I Just Don't Have It Right Now

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving is battling an injured foot and knee, severely limiting his effectiveness. "I just don't have it right now," said Irving." May 22

  • Dwight Howard will play start in Game 2

    ESPN.com "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will play Thursday night in Game 2 against the Golden State Warriors with a sprained ligament in his left knee. Howard was listed as questionable, and after a 15-minute workout before the game, the team decided he would participate. How effective Howard..." May 21

  • Report: Mike Conley won’t sign contract extension with Grizzlies

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Grizzlies have built a strong identity behind Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Mike Conley and Tony Allen. Memphis is tough, defensively oriented and eager to make an impact in the paint. But Gasol’s free agency has potential to unravel everything. And even if the Grizzlies sweat it out and..." May 21

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Kevin McHale says Dwight Howard went thru bout half of shoot around, trying to get comfortable with a brace. Game-time decision.

  • Carmelo Anthony somehow managed to get an All-NBA vote

    Sporting News "It was not a shock to see Stephen Curry and LeBron James selected to the All-NBA first team. Reasonable cases could be made for most of the players who made first, second or third team, and even those in the also receiving votes — Wait? Is that Carmelo Anthony? Anthony received an All-NBA..." May 21

  • Lakers will pursue Tom Thibodeau

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant clearly put out word last summer that he wished the Lakers could hire Tom Thibodeau. The Lakers reportedly sought permission from to interview Thibodeau, but they hired Byron Scott. Scott got on his players nerves (and vice versa), professed his disbelief in analytics and oversaw..." May 21

  • Kaminsky favors Okafor over Towns as NBA franchise cornerstone

    SI.com "Frank Kaminsky says he prefers Jahlil Okafor to Karl-Anthony Towns, the former Wisconsin forward told SI Now. Asked whom he would pick first in the draft, Kaminsky said it would depend on team need. But as for which player is more talented between Okafor and Towns, Kaminsky said: "I think..." May 21

  • Celtics interested in trading up in draft, maybe for Willie Cauley-Stein

    CSN New England "Two league sources told CSNNE.com Friday that the Boston Celtics are “very open” to moving up in next month’s NBA draft. And while the sources did not indicate which player Boston was targeting, there are growing signs that they have their sights set on trying to draft Kentucky big man Willie..." May 21

  • Lakers have big plans (Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns) for pick

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers found gold in a pot of ping-pong balls at the end of their worst season ever. Now comes the easy part. Wait for the Minnesota Timberwolves to draft Duke's Jahlil Okafor or Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns and then take the other one with the No. 2 pick. Which one ends up with the..." May 21

  • In NBA draft, Knicks in need of a star and Phil Jackson needs to find one at No. 4

    New York Daily News "Three hours after Phil Jackson was betrayed by Ping-Pong balls and Steve Mills symbolically dropped his head in disgust, Stephen Curry, of all people, provided the Knicks with a glimmer of hope. Curry, the league’s newly minted MVP, scored 34 points as the Golden State Warriors defeated the..." May 21

  • Tyreke Evans undergoes successful arthroscopic knee surgery

    The Bird Writes "Tyreke Evans was the most available Pelican this year for New Orleans. He played in a career high 79 games logging 2,690 minutes. That is not to say he was the most healthy Pelican, just that his injuries were minor enough (or, Evans was that damn tough) to play through the pain night in and out...." May 21

  • Golden State's Alvin Gentry 'more than interested' in Pelicans job, source says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans might not have to do much courting with Golden State Warriors lead assistant Alvin Gentry, who has emerged as a leading candidate for the team's vacancy at head coach. Gentry, who was interviewed by Pelicans executive vice president Mickey Loomis and general manager..." May 21

  • DeMarre Carroll's Left Knee Has No Structural Damage

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarre Carroll escaped structural damage to his left knee following an MRI test. Carroll suffered a scary non-contact injury during the second half of Game 1 on Wednesday. Carroll is listed as day-to-day." May 21

  • Knicks have options with fourth pick, but one seems most likely

    New York Post "While Knicks president Phil Jackson isn’t married to the fourth pick awarded at Tuesday’s draft lottery, the consensus among league executives is he will ultimately hold onto it, especially if the Knicks fall deeper in love with point guard Emmanuel Mudiay or Duke forward Justise Winslow. Knicks..." May 21

  • Tim Duncan's heir is not LaMarcus Aldridge

    Pounding The Rock "No matter how much we resist the idea, Tim Duncan will be gone at some point and the Spurs will need someone to fill his role if they intend to remain contenders. There have been plenty of rumors about LaMarcus Aldridge being on the Spurs radar to be that guy. Yet as great as Aldridge is, it's not..." May 21

  • Kings VP Vlade Divac: DeMarcus Cousins is 'untradeable'

    CBSSports.com "For someone who is under contract until the summer of 2018, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins sure has to deal with a lot of speculation about his future. There was a report in early May that the Boston Celtics would try to make a trade for him, and now Kings vice president Vlade Divac is..." May 21

  • Former Warriors coach Mark Jackson says he has not been contacted by Pelicans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson said he has not contacted by the New Orleans Pelicans for their vacant head coaching job. When asked if he has any interest in the opening, Jackson says he is happy with his job as an NBA analyst for ESPN. ''I'm having a time of my life calling..." May 21