• A League Exec Says The Kings Are ‘Fooling Themselves’ If They Think DeMarcus Cousins Is Staying

    Uproxx "To say it’s been a rocky start to DeMarcus Cousins‘ career with the Sacramento Kings would be a massive understatement. Through his first six seasons, they’ve been through almost as many coaches, prematurely firing the only one he got along with in Mike Malone and replacing him with George Karl,..." August 30

  • Warriors will play Durant at PF, 'expect a lot' from him defensively

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams is practically rubbing his hands. His eyes are lighting up. With camp about a month away, his mind is spinning with creative ideas, inventive ways to use Kevin Durant. On defense, that is. “Ron can’t wait,” Leah Adams, wife of the veteran assistant, tells..." August 30

  • Bosh returns to court for drill work: 'Am I hooping? Yes, I'm hooping'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In the clearest indication in months of his desire and intention to return to the court this season, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh on Monday posted videos on his Snapchat that showed him putting his basketball gear in his car and then going through drill work on a court in a gym. "I know I've..." August 29

  • Phil Jackson says his goal for Knicks last season was 35 wins

    Pro Basketball Talk "Phil Jackson predicted the playoffs for the Knicks in 2014-15, and he’s again drumming up postseason buzz for 2016-17. Between, he was much more cautious. The Knicks president didn’t make any bold proclamations entering last season. But, somewhat after the fact, he revealed his goal for the..." August 29

  • Lakers signs Zach Auguste, Travis Wear To Training Camp Deals

    Lakers Nation "Training camp is only a month away for the Los Angeles Lakers and while the team does currently have the league maximum of 15 contracts, they can bring in up to 20 for camp. One player who had been rumored to be joining the Lakers was former Notre Dame big man Zach Auguste. Auguste played for..." August 29

  • Pelicans plan to work out free agent Lance Stephenson

    The Advocate "The Pelicans plan to hold a workout for free-agent swingman Lance Stephenson, a league source said Monday. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Stephenson, 25, played 43 games for the Los Angeles Clippers and 26 for the Memphis Grizzles last season. The Pelicans already have 15 players under guaranteed..." August 29

  • Jennings on Why He’d Take Robert Horry’s Career over Reggie Miller’s

    Black Sports Online "I mean it doesn’t take a genius to see where Jennings is coming from, but because it’s him, he’s likely to great crushed as usual. If you’re basing NBA success off of rings, then Robert Horry is to be considered an all-time great in some circles. Brandon Jennings loves to start sh*t on..." August 29

  • Dwight Howard practicing 19-footers to try to improve free throw shooting

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard has committed to improving his free throw shooting, and he has an interesting way of going about it. Howard’s tactic is to shoot 19-footers, with the aim of gaining the muscle memory to help him at the free throw line when attempting shorter shots. He’s even working with a..." August 29

  • Former Magic Player Keith Appling Arrested on Gun Charges for Third Time in 2016

    Complex "Keith Appling, who spent time with the Orlando Magic during the 2015-16 NBA season, has been arrested yet again on gun charges in Michigan. The former Michigan State guard has now been arrested three times in 2016 for illegally possessing firearms. According to The Detroit News, Appling was..." August 29

  • LeBron James reportedly gets own house at Warner Bros. Studios

    Sportsnaut "It’s good to be king. LeBron James, as part of his recent partnership with Warner Bros., is now the proud new owner of a bungalow at the movie studio. TMZ broke this bit of entertainment news early Monday morning in an exclusive story. Warner Bros. is all-in on James’ new company, SpringHill..." August 29

  • $94 million brings expectations but Harrison Barnes' first priority? Proving himself to Dirk Nowitzki

    Sports Day "Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA..." August 29

  • Banned Maria Sharapova spends free time as … NBA intern?

    New York Post "Maria Sharapova was in New York City this month on a sports venture that had nothing to do with tennis or the U.S. Open. As Sharapova prepares for her post-playing career, the Russian tennis star completed a three-day informal internship with the NBA in Manhattan, working closely with..." August 29

  • 76ers' Ben Simmons says he and Joel Embiid are "like brothers" off court

    Metro "If their relationship on the court is anything like it is off, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid could be something special together for the Sixers. The duo’s budding friendship has been well-documented on social media over the past few weeks. During the team’s 17th annual Beach Bash at Jack’s Place..." August 29

  • Enes Kanter offers support following death in Dwyane Wade’s family

    The Oklahoman "This past season, the Thunder organization experienced a myriad of tragedies. It's no surprise that its players are quick to support others who experience them as well. Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade, was killed Friday by gunfire in Chicago. Aldridge, a 32-year-old..." August 29

  • Brandon Jennings stokes controversy by preferring career of Robert Horry to Reggie Miller

    Larry Brown Sports "Ah, the great debate in every sport. If given the choice between a Hall of Fame career and a pile of championships, which would you want your legacy to be? Brandon Jennings’s answer? The rings. That’s why he’d rather have Robert Horry’s resume than Reggie Miller’s." August 29

  • Ty Lawson agrees to one-year deal with Kings

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings on Sunday night reportedly added another body, getting free-agent Ty Lawson to agree to a deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The deal is reportedly for one year. Lawson, 28, was on the Rockets and Pacers in the 2015-16 season." August 29

  • 2 Chicago men charged in shooting of Dwyane Wade's cousin

    USA Today "Police charged two men with murder for the fatal shooting death of the cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, officials said Sunday. Nykea Aldridge, 32, the mother of four, was pushing a baby stroller Friday afternoon in Chicago's South Side when she was shot. Police said she was not the..." August 28

  • Cousins open to competing in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Boston Globe "Vlade Divac is president of the Olympic Committee of Serbia and also general manager of the Sacramento Kings. During the 2016 Rio Olympics, his two worlds collided when his Serbian team matched up with Team USA twice in the Olympic tournament. The first game was a tight 94-91 Team USA win..." August 28

  • Mavericks' Barnes: 'Out of respect, this is Dirk's team'

    Sports Day "Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA..." August 28

  • With John Wall recovering, what about Kendall Marshall for Wizards?

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Washington Wizards could possibly seek to add a backup point guard depending on their sense of John Wall's recovery from multiple knee surgeries. One NBA veteran wth local ties is now on the market. Kendall Marshall is reportedly on the move from Philadelphia to Utah with the Jazz set to..." August 28

  • Celtics’ Avery Bradley on defense: “Kyrie Irving, none of those guys scare me”

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley has long been considered one of the league's best on-ball defenders. It's a reputation he began building in his early years playing with the trio of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen and harassing opponents the entire way up the floor, and it's one he..." August 28

  • Don Cheadle Rips Trump for Taking Advantage of Wade Tragedy

    Black Sports Online "Someone in Donald Trump’s camp should have revoked his social media access long ago! Following the tragic murder of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, the Donald took to Twitter to attempt to capitalize on the situation. Trump sent out the above tweet where he even misspelled the..." August 28

  • Harrison Barnes gets engaged

    Sports Day "New Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes is having an offseason to remember. After signing his $94 million deal with Dallas, Barnes went to Brazil to represent the United States in the Summer Olympics, where he won himself a gold medal. So how do you top both of those accomplishments?" August 28

  • Josh Smith, currently out of the NBA, was (is) so much better than you think

    CBS Sports "Cavaliers blog The King James Gospel had an interesting idea that the Cavaliers should sign free agent veteran Josh Smith, and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Josh Smith, at age 30, is un-signed in late August. This is incredible for those that remember where Smith was just three years..." August 28

  • Jason Terry Reveals His Free Agency Pitch to Luke Walton

    Lakers Nation "As the new-look Los Angeles Lakers get ready for their 2016 campaign, there were many questions surrounding how the team would go about filling out the rest of their roster. Head coach Luke Walton has surrounded his young core with some savvy veterans, and apparently Jason Terry made a pitch to..." August 27

  • Evan Fournier pokes fun at his ‘NBA 2K’ likeness

    Pro Basketball Talk "The release of NBA 2K17, the latest edition of the popular 2K video-game series, is less than a month away. Players are starting to get their likenesses in the game, as well as their player ratings, and tweet them out. Magic forward Evan Fournier wasn’t too happy with the way his came out." August 27

  • Mo Williams considering retirement, Cavs could part with him soon

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mo Williams could be in his last week as a member of the Cavaliers. Williams, 33, a 13-year veteran and former All-Star who played a supporting role in the Cavs' 2016 NBA championship, is strongly considering retirement, multiple sources told cleveland.com. Additionally, the "stretch"..." August 27

  • Billy Donovan Narrates Kevin Durant’s Meeting With Thunder, Says Durant Was "Very, Very Honest"

    Complex "Billy Donovan spoke extensively on Kevin Durant’s whirlwind free agency for the first time during an appearance on The Vertical Podcast With Woj. Durant spurned Oklahoma City, the organization for which he had played for his first nine years in the NBA, and signed with rival Golden..." August 27

  • John Wall: Money 'Not Why I Play The Game'

    Real GM Basketball "John Wall replied in a video posted online Friday to apparent critics who have voiced concerns over how he is "watching other people's pockets and I'm not worried about basketball and getting better." Wall was reportedly irked in particular by Bradley Beal's new deal. "I just wanted to clear..." August 27

  • Does Jordan's Russell Westbrook ad throw shade on Kevin Durant?

    Yardbarker "If you ask Oklahoma City Thunder fans, Kevin Durant ran from a challenge when he jumped ship and signed with the Golden State Warriors this summer. A new Jordan ad featuring Russell Westbrook appears to capitalize on that sentiment." August 27

  • Donald Trump Uses Wade’s Cousin Murder to Ask For Black Votes

    Black Sports Online "Donald Trump is trying to win an election by any means necessary, so what he is doing is pandering to the lowest common denominator of people in our country. People who aren’t intelligent enough to see what he is doing and will just follow the person who talks the loudest." August 27

  • Joel Embiid Declares Himself Healthy

    Hoops Rumors "Joel Embiid is ready to get on the court for the Sixers and the big man is optimistic about his progress, as he tells Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I feel 100 percent and ready to get started, my summer has been great,” said Embiid, who was making his first public remarks on his..." August 27

  • DeMarcus Cousins faces his last shot at normalcy with the Kings

    CBS Sports "Imagine being born into complete and utter chaos. No, this isn't something comparing Sacramento Kings franchise center DeMarcus Cousins and the Scottish auto-tune accented Bane character from Christopher Nolan's last Batman movie. But Cousins' NBA career was born into a chaotic environment that..." August 27

  • Donovan: I think Westbrook and Durant had a good relationship

    The Oklahoman "On Friday, The Vertical posted a podcast with Thunder coach Billy Donovan in which he discussed a range of OKC-related topics, from the Russell Westbrook-Kevin Durant relationship to Serge Ibaka wanting an expanded role offensively. After Durant left for Golden State, reports surfaced from a..." August 27

  • Sixers expected to waive Tibor Pleiss

    Pro Basketball Talk "On Friday, the Jazz traded German center Tibor Pleiss to the Sixers along with two second-round picks for Kendall Marshall. The big draw of the trade for Philly was the picks, and Pleiss is not expected to stay with the Sixers, according to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s Jessica Camerato." August 27

  • Dwyane Wade on murder of cousin Nykea Aldridge: 'Enough is enough'

    Fox Sports "Chicago is home for Dwyane Wade, who left the Miami Heat to join the Bulls this offseason. He was born on the South Side and went to high school in nearby Oak Lawn. Next season was supposed to be a happy homecoming for the three-time NBA champion. Tragically, that home took a member of the..." August 27

  • Kevin Seraphin reportedly rejected offers from China and Europe, still waiting for NBA interest

    Sportando "As reported by David Pick, French big man Kevin Seraphin has rejected several offers both from China and Europe and he's still waiting for some offers from the NBA. Seraphin, an unrestricted free-agent, recently hired Bouna Ndiaye of Klutch Sports as agent." August 27

  • Pistons' Reggie Bullock opens up on transgender sister's murder in must-see interview

    Fox Sports "In July 2014, Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock faced the unthinkable. His sister, Mia Henderson, who was born as his brother, Kevin Long, was murdered in Baltimore, Maryland, the city where Bullock was born. Her body was reportedly discovered in an alley, and an arrest was made more than a..." August 27

  • Kobe: ‘A real competitor’ would not be intimidated by Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant wouldn’t be scared of the Golden State Warriors, and he doesn’t think you should be either. Bryant appeared on Thursday’s edition of “The Jim Rome Show” and said he was happy for Kevin Durant, but he wouldn’t be scared of him and his teammates. “I was happy for him. This is..." August 26

  • Execs Don't Expect DeMarcus Cousins To Re-Sign With Kings In 2018

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarcus Cousins is expected by many around the NBA to leave the Sacramento Kings in 2018 when he's eligible for free agency. "They're fooling themselves if they think he's sticking around," said one league executive. "The good news for them is his value will always be high. There isn't a point..." August 26

  • John Wall Addresses Critics & Anonymous Sources Who Said He Watching People’s Pockets

    Black Sports Online "An article from The Ringer painted John Wall as a jealous teammate and player who was upset when people got better contracts and endorsements than him. All the sources were anonymous. After making a few comments on social media, Wall made an official comment via Bleacher Report’s..." August 26

  • Doug Collins Moving from Studio to Color, Hubie Brown Signs Multi-Year Extension With ESPN

    The Big Lead "As part of the new NBA rights package, ESPN is upping its broadcasts from about 90 games last year to 100 this upcoming season, and they are in the process of firming up their announcing teams. Two things we have learned from a source with knowledge of the discussions are that Doug Collins’..." August 26

  • Bill Walton Blames Only Himself For The Clippers Leaving San Diego After Just Six Seasons

    Dime Magazine "Why do sports franchises move or fold? Why don’t the Cleveland Barons exist anymore? Why did the Houston Oilers become the Tennessee Titans? Why did the San Diego Clippers move to Los Angeles in 1984 after just six seasons spent in Southern California? Bill Walton has an answer for that last one...." August 26

  • Thunder coach Donovan says he was optimistic after Kevin Durant meeting

    CBS Sports "Billy Donovan did not go as far as saying that he thought Kevin Durant would definitely re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency, but the coach told The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski that he felt good about their chances after their meeting. From The Vertical Podcast: "I don't..." August 26

  • Carmelo makes bodega run in monogrammed bathrobe

    New York Post "Call Carmelo Anthony a robe warrior. The Knicks star strolled to a New York City convenience store with his family wearing what appears to be just a white robe with “Melo” embroidered on it in silver and a red and black Olympic baseball cap. Anthony’s wife, La La, captured the outing on her..." August 26

  • Billy Donovan discusses how he managed Serge Ibaka's desire for an expanded role

    The Oklahoman "Thunder coach Billy Donovan touched on a variety of subjects on The Vertical podcast published Friday. Among the most interesting was the use of Serge Ibaka in the Western Conference semifinals against San Antonio. In March, Ibaka admitted he sometimes was frustrated with his role in the..." August 26

  • Jazz Waive Kendall Marshall

    Hoops Rumors "As expected, the Jazz have waived newly-acquired point guard Kendall Marshall, the team announced today in a press release. Utah’s tweets announcing the trade for Marshall and the point guard’s release came 25 minutes apart, so the former 13th overall pick was officially a member of the Jazz for..." August 26

  • Jazz Trade Tibor Pleiss To 76ers For Kendall Marshall In Salary Dump

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for Tibor Pleiss, two second round picks and cash. The Jazz plan to waive Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed." August 26

  • Report: Spurs trying to sign Argentina's Nicolas Laprovittola

    CBS Sports "The San Antonio Spurs could have three members of Argentina's national team on their roster next season. They are "actively lobbying" point guard Nicolas Laprovittola to come to the NBA, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The Spurs, of course, already employ Argentinian legend Manu Ginobili. They..." August 26

  • Phil Jackson could've traded for Jae Crowder in 2014

    Barstool Sports Chicago "From the latest Phil Jackson chronicles on Today’s Fastbreak:“I don’t consider hiring Fish a mistake because he worked hard and got the guys to stay as positive as possible while the losses piled up. I think the biggest mistake I made was actually this…One of the first deals I engineered when I..." August 26