• Lamar Odom says he's clean now; opens up about drug addiction, brothel incident, more

    CBS Sports "In a rare interview, former NBA player Lamar Odom talked to Ian Drew of Us Weekly about his use of cocaine, the end of his marriage to Khloe Kardashian and how he’s doing now. Sober and working on an autobiography and a documentary series, he said he “cheated death” and is a “walking miracle,”..." March 29

  • Kevin Durant on track to play in last 3 regular-season games

    ESPN "The most likely comeback window for Durant's return, as long as he remains on his current track, is the Golden State Warriors' final three games of the regular season, league sources told ESPN. The Warriors close out their 82-game schedule with home dates April 8 (New Orleans), April 10 (Utah)..." March 29

  • Steve Kerr says Mike D'Antoni should win NBA Coach of the Year: 'He's earned it'

    CBS Sports "From Erik Spoelstra leading the Miami Heat from an 11-30 record back into playoff position to Quin Snyder taking the Jazz to their first playoff appearance since 2012 to Scott Brooks turning the Wizards into one of the most feared teams in the Eastern Conference, there are plenty of worthy..." March 29

  • Brandon Jennings, John Wall Threatened By Man Outside Of 1Oak In LA

    Hot New Hip Hop "This dude has a real problem with Jennings and Wall. The Washington Wizards were in Los Angeles last night and after their 119-108 win over the Lakers, a handful of players including Brandon Jennings, John Wall and Bradley Beal hit up the popular nightclub, 1Oak. TMZ cameras were outside of..." March 29

  • Pacers bringing back Lance Stephenson

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers have signed Lance Stephenson to replace Rodney Stuckey, according to Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.com. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski has reported a deal was in the works. Stephenson was a key contributor to the Pacers' back-to-back Eastern Conference finalists in 2013 and..." March 29

  • Start the clock on Joakim Noah’s 20-game ban

    New York Post "The countdown on Joakim Noah’s 20-game suspension imposed by the NBA on the Knicks center for violation of the league’s anti-drug policy starts Wednesday against Miami. An independent doctor confirmed the assessment of Knicks physicians that Noah, who underwent left knee surgery Feb. 27, is fit..." March 29

  • Paul George sounds like he wants out of Indiana — the Lakers should pounce

    Fox Sports "The Indiana Pacers are a mess. Just ask their superstar, Paul George. After the Pacers blew a fourth-quarter lead to the Timberwolves Tuesday — scoring only two points in the final 3:19 — George lit into his team through the media. “I’m pissed,” George said. “At this point in the season, you..." March 29

  • Pacers To Waive Rodney Stuckey

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers are waiving injured guard Rodney Stuckey, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (via Twitter). The news comes on the heels of Stuckey suffering a left patellar tendon strain, which is expected to sideline him for four to six weeks. Stuckey’s contract situation was a motivating..." March 29

  • Mavericks To Sign Jarrod Uthoff For Remainder Of Season

    Real GM Basketball "The Dallas Mavericks plan to sign Jarrod Uthoff to a deal for the remainder of the current season. Dallas will let Manny Harris return to the Texas Legends of the D-League. Both players were on 10-day contracts with the Mavericks." March 29

  • Washington Wizards end longest division title drought in major U.S. professional sports

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday night, the Washington Wizards looked to be headed for a surprising defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers closed the third quarter by making 15 consecutive shots, and entered the final frame with a 13-point lead. And then ... well, then John Wall happened. The..." March 29

  • Steve Kerr has now reached 200 wins faster than any coach in NBA history

    Pro Basketball Talk "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr already has a championship under his belt as a coach. Now the 51-year-old former NBA player has reached another milestone in an already decorated career as a player and coach. After the Warriors beat the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night, 113-106, Kerr became..." March 29

  • Joakim Noah Trying To Start Suspension As Quickly As Possible

    Real GM Basketball "Joakim Noah is attempting to be medically cleared to return from his left knee surgery in order to begin his 20-game suspension this season. Noah was cleared to return to practice on Monday by New York Knicks' doctors but the NBA has yet to determine if they'll clear him to play, which would..." March 29

  • George on Pacers: ‘No Urgency’; ‘No Winning Pride’

    Basketball Insiders "The Indiana Pacers are the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, but a tough loss has Paul George questioning whether his team is built for a playoff push. “There’s no urgency, no sense of urgency, no winning pride,” George said" March 29

  • The Cavaliers suddenly look extremely vulnerable

    New York Post "It was a blowout, plain and simple. The San Antonio Spurs ran all over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night, winning 103-74 in a game that didn’t even feel that close. LeBron James & Co. looked totally overwhelmed by the size and speed of the Spurs and unable to handle the play of surging..." March 29

  • Jusuf Nurkic Shattered The Nuggets' Playoff Hopes And Roasted Them Afterwards

    Deadspin "Before the Nuggets flipped him to Portland for one of the Plumlee twins, Bosnian big man Jusuf Nurkic was averaging 17 disgruntled minutes and eight points a game. Since the trade, he’s started almost all of Portland’s games and has nearly doubled his stats across the board as the Blazers have..." March 29

  • James Harden becomes first player in NBA history to surpass impressive milestone

    Fox Sports "James Harden made a little bit of history on Tuesday night — and it’s largely thanks to the 3-point line. Early in the third quarter of the Rockets’ game against the Golden State Warriors, Harden became the first ever NBA player to both score and assist on 2,000 points in a single season...." March 29

  • Master P says Pelicans should hire him as assistant coach: 'I'm serious

    Pro Basketball Talk "Did you know Master P had two NBA contracts? Percy Miller was with the Hornets before the 1999 season and the Raptors before the 1999-00 season. But he was cut in the preseason both times. These were mostly publicity stunts. Still, the rapper could actually play a bit. NBA quality? He long..." March 28

  • LaVar Ball reportedly shopping reality TV projects

    Larry Brown Sports "LaVar Ball has made headlines countless times in the past several months for his outlandish remarks, but perhaps the father of UCLA basketball star Lonzo Ball is simply angling for his next business venture. According to TMZ, Ball is “actively shopping” numerous television projects around Los..." March 28

  • Suns To Explore Eric Bledsoe Trade?

    Hoops Rumors "At 27, Eric Bledsoe doesn’t quite fit in with the Suns’ youth movement and the team may explore trading him for someone who does, suggests Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post. Bledsoe, who has been shut down for the season because of “soreness” in his left knee, remains one of the best assets..." March 28

  • Pistons' Jackson gets rest, could be done for season

    Detroit News "When it came down to it, Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy had to make the call. With point guard Reggie Jackson struggling through a knee tendinitis injury all season, it was time to give him some rest. How long that rest will be is the question. Van Gundy scratched Jackson from the..." March 28

  • Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek says they need better defensive players

    CBS Sports "The coach of the team with the 25th-ranked defense in the NBA would like to have ... wait for it ... better defensive players on the roster. Yes, that’s correct: New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters on Monday that the front office will be focused on adding defensive-minded players in..." March 28

  • Glen "Big Baby" Davis Would Love To Have Ray Allen At '08 Celtics Reunion

    TMZ "What bad blood?? Glen "Big Baby" Davis says he'd love to have Ray Allen on board for the 2008 Boston Celtics reunion ... but understands why some of the other guys think differently. We spoke with Davis outside Ace of Diamonds in L.A. Monday night about Rajon Rondo's plan to reunite the '08..." March 28

  • James Harden: Playing in all games should matter in MVP race

    ESPN "With a big emphasis on rest dominating the NBA the past few weeks, Rockets star James Harden is proud that he has played in all 73 games this season and missed just one practice. He thinks the fact he has played in every game should matter to MVP voters. "Yeah, because you're not leaving..." March 28

  • Cavs' Tyronn Lue says Kyrie Irving is one of the top-three point guards in the NBA

    CBS Sports "After Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving scored eight points on 4-for-13 shooting in a 103-74 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, coach Tyronn Lue paid him a compliment. When talking about his team’s fatigue, Lue casually called Irving one of the three best point guards in the NBA. “I..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Knicks' Joakim Noah could start his suspension on Wednesday

    New York Daily News "Joakim Noah could begin his 20-game suspension for failing a drug test as soon as Wednesday, meaning best-case scenario he'll miss 12 games next season when games actually matter. Noah, who is recovering from knee surgery, was examined by doctors prior to Monday’s game to determine if he can..." March 28

  • Suspended Noah: using supplement to aid injuries ‘backfired’

    Sportsnet "Joakim Noah says he is sorry for a positive drug test that has ended his injury-plagued first season with the New York Knicks. Noah was suspended 20 games by the NBA on Saturday for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. He says he took an over-the-counter supplement to help with his injuries..." March 28

  • Patrick Ewing gets major endorsement for coaching gig

    New York Post "Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy gave one of the strongest endorsements yet for Patrick Ewing as the coach for Georgetown. “I cannot imagine that you’re at Georgetown and you do not hire Patrick Ewing,” Van Gundy said before his Pistons met the Knicks at the Garden on Monday. “College..." March 28

  • Celtics to mark 10th anniversary of 2008 title team

    Boston Globe "There will be an opportunity for Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen to get together after all, as Celtics team president Rich Gotham confirmed to the Globe that the organization will be holding a 10th-anniversary reunion of the 2008 team, and that all members will be invited. It will soon be 10 years..." March 28

  • Reports: Kings pursuing ex-Sixers GM Sam Hinkie to oversee Vlade Divac

    SI "The Kings have received permission from the Sixers to interview former Philadelphia general manager Sam Hinkie about joining Sacramento’s front office, ESPN’s Marc Stein and Zach Lowe report. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive “has been quietly searching” for an executive to oversee current GM Vlade..." March 28

  • Warriors Had Interest In Trading For Kyle Lowry In 2013

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors had interest in trading with the Toronto Raptors for Kyle Lowry in 2013. During the early part of Masai Ujiri's tenure with the Raptors, he shopped Lowry to the New York Knicks and other teams. Lowry was set to be a free agent that offseason. The Warriors were..." March 28

  • Heat still hoping to trade Chris Bosh

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Heat can safely waive Chris Bosh at any time now, as his salary will be excluded from their cap number now that there’s no way he could play 25 or more regular season games for another team this season. So what’s the holdup? According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat are..." March 28

  • Jeanie Buss reportedly forces Jim Buss to resign as Lakers co-trustee

    Fox Sports "The family squabble over who controls the Los Angeles Lakers appears to be settled. According to the Los Angeles Times, Jim Buss has resigned as co-trustee of the Lakers and the family has agreed to make Jeanine Buss the controlling owner and secured her place on the team’s board of directors as..." March 27

  • Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan, Rockets’ James Harden earn weekly honors

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by the league on Monday afternoon, Toronto Raptors’ shooting guard DeMar DeRozan has been selected as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. In addition, Houston Rockets’ point guard James Harden has been named as the Western Conference Player of the..." March 27

  • Damian Lillard: ‘You Can’t Trust the Internet’

    SLAM Online "Social media has taken over the world. And for NBA players, that’s a double-edged sword. Connecting with fans is easier than ever—flip on your IG Live and you can chat with thousands of people worldwide. But there’s a downside, too: Anything can be screenshotted, saved or otherwise logged...." March 27

  • Wizards Marcin Gortat With The 3peat; Takes 3 Ladies Back to Hotel From The Club

    Black Sports Online "Just wrap up Young Gortat. Don’t want you to catch anything or any cases, so be careful. Wizards play the Lakers on Tuesday, so Gortat had a little time in LA and he spent it wisely. According to TMZ he picked out these three ladies at the club to escort him back to his hotel. If he isn’t..." March 27

  • LeBron James goes on Twitter rant, wants coaches to be harder on players

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James went on an Twitter rant Sunday to share his opinion that coaches need to be harder on players and push them more in order to drive them towards success. James reflected on how some of his coaches pushed him and pleaded for current coaches to do the same, rather than sugarcoat..." March 27

  • Kobe Bryant on race for MVP: “We might see our first co-MVPs this year”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The race between James Harden and Russell Westbrook for the 2017 NBA MVP has narrowed to a two-man race toward the end of the season. The Oklahoma City Thunder star is averaging at triple-double this year, and the Houston Rockets guard is doing things nobody has ever done on a basketball court..." March 27

  • Patrick Beverley: Healthy players 'disrespecting the game' by resting

    ESPN "Rockets guard Patrick Beverley ripped the NBA's trend of resting players for preventative maintenance, calling it a disgrace to the association. "I think that's bulls---," Beverley said after the Rockets' 137-125 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. "I think that's a disgrace to..." March 27

  • Phil’s Joakim Noah love blinded him from the tutor Knicks need

    New York Post "A free agent last summer, center Pau Gasol waited for a call from Knicks president Phil Jackson. Lakers president Jeanie Buss once told confidants Jackson considered Gasol his favorite Laker to coach. Obsessed with the younger, more defense-oriented Joakim Noah, Jackson had tunnel vision when..." March 27

  • Questions mount as Jahlil Okafor remains sidelined with knee soreness

    Philly.com "As much as the 76ers try to paint a positive picture, things don’t appear to be good with Jahlil Okafor’s right knee. The center missed his second consecutive game and ninth of the season with right knee soreness Sunday against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Okafor also did not..." March 27

  • Mark Cuban is getting more serious than ever about politics

    Business Insider "In private, Mark Cuban has started discussing his role in national politics with his family. He told Business Insider, for instance, that he spoke with loved ones about his decision to campaign on the trail for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "We discussed how much of a..." March 27

  • Warriors fly young Steph Curry fan in for a game after family bought invalid tickets in Atlanta

    USA Today "Isaiah Simpson, a 6-year-old Steph Curry fan from Snellville, Ga., thought he was finally going to see his hero play during the Warriors’ visit to Atlanta back in early March. He didn’t get that chance. After his mother paid $600 for secondary-market tickets for the Hawks-Warriors game, the..." March 27

  • Celtics assistant Micah Shrewsberry will interview for UMass coaching job Monday

    Daily Hampshire Gazette "Boston Celtics assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry told the Boston Herald he will interview with UMass Monday for its vacant head coaching position. This will be Shrewsberry’s second interview. According to sources familiar with the process, Shrewsberry is one of a small group of candidates still..." March 27

  • Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez tandem, despite flaws, best thing Knicks have going on during disappointing season

    New York Daily News "No matter where they are on the road, Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez manage to find lockers next to each other — partners in American assimilation, foreign language, video games and now on the same starting NBA frontcourt. If things work out the way the Knicks hope, these two..." March 27

  • The Spurs have beaten every team in the NBA for the third straight season

    CBS Sports "On Saturday night, the San Antonio Spurs moved to 56-16 on the season, beating the New York Knicks 106-98 for their fourth straight win. In doing so, they made NBA history. The win over the Knicks meant that the Spurs have now beaten every single team in the NBA during the 2016-17, making it..." March 26

  • Cuban sends ‘thoughts and prayers’ to Blake Griffin after his run-in with J.J. Barea

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "After Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers for pushing Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, owner Mark Cuban had some fun at Griffin’s expense. “I just feel bad for Blake,” Cuban said prior to Saturday’s game against the Toronto..." March 26

  • Popovich: Silver's involvement in rest issue could undermine relationships

    ESPN "Despite NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s imploring the league’s owners in a memo last week to become more involved in the decision-making process with regard to resting players, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said such involvement could create “a slippery slope” capable of undermining..." March 26

  • One Knicks bright spot making case for next year

    New York Post "Even before Joakim Noah’s drug suspension for taking a banned, over-the-counter, performance-enhancing supplement, Willy Hernangomez had muscled his way into the starting center picture for next season. Now it appears a near certainty. Saturday against the Spurs, Hernangomez had a career-high..." March 26

  • Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Kevin Durant 'at least a couple weeks away'

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant continues to progress on a daily basis as he recovers from a knee injury, but he’s still “at least a couple weeks away” according to Steve Kerr. The Golden State Warriors head coach addressed the media on Saturday and talked about Durant. He was asked about how he would integrate..." March 26