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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Taurean Prince has agreed on a two-year, $16 million contract extension. Back in April, Prince said the team’s camaraderie and coach Chris Finch are two factors that make him want to return, via Star Tribune: “You got 10, pretty much 15 guys that are […]
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Los Angeles Clippers big man Ivica Zubac has agreed on a three-year, $33 million extension. The Clippers declined his $7.5 million team option for 2022-2023, clearing the way for Zubac’s new deal. The center averaged 10.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.0 blocks in 24.4 minutes per […]
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, David Fizdale has agreed to become an associate GM for the Utah Jazz. After 18 seasons as an NBA head and assistant coach, Fizdale will move into management and work closely with GM Justin Zanik and CEO Danny Ainge with Jazz.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Boston Celtics assistant Will Hardy and the Utah Jazz are finalizing a five-year contract to make him the franchise’s next coach. Hardy, 34, will be the youngest active coach in the NBA. Hardy spent five seasons under Gregg Popovich in San Antonio before joining Ime Udoka’s staff in […]
The Suns officially tendered a qualifying offer, worth $16.4 million, to Deandre Ayton which will make him a restricted free agent on July, as reported by Keith Smith. Multiple teams are expected to pursue the 23-year-old center, most notably the Hawks and Pistons. The Suns are reportedly not interested in offering the former number one […]
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Basketball fans get the pleasure of being able to enjoy a truly amazing sport. There are few sports that are as fast-paced and exciting as basketball – and this is largely down to the fact that the games are short, played in a small space, and have their fans close to the action. All of […]
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers star guard Russell Westbrook is planning to exercise his $47.1 million option to return to the franchise for the 2022-2023 season. Westbrook’s agent Thad Foucher of Wasserman Basketball is planning to file the paperwork today. Westbrook has a Wednesday deadline on his option.
Tickets for NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 featuring Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks to go on sale June 30
LONDON AND ABU DHABI, June 28, 2022 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today announced that tickets for The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 will go on general sale Thursday, June 30 at 1 p.m. GST at NBAEvents.com/AbuDhabi. The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 will feature the […]
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Rumors: Miles Bridges not being offered yet a max contract by Hornets; to look for other deals in FA market
The Charlotte Hornets don’t see Miles Bridges yet as a deserving one to be given a max contract. “He’s not being offered, from what I am told, a max contract by the Charlotte Hornets right now,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst has reported recently. “So, he is gonna go out into the marketplace starting on Thursday, Friday […]
The Chicago Bulls are holding into their hopes that Zach LaVine will remain in Chicago for the following years to come. Team executive Arturas Karnisovas made it clear that they are collectively looking forward to LaVine continuing to wear the red and black royals. “We hope Zach is here for a long time, and nothing […]
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Victor Oladipo planning to raise his value; Being linked to Sacramento Kings in signing a minimum deal
Victor Oladipo is reportedly focused on raising his quality, following past seasons of challenges due to injuries. Various rumors suggest that Oladipo is seeking to sign a short-term contract and improve his value, whereas the Sacramento Kings are being seen as a potential landing spot to cater his need (h/t The Kings Beat With James […]
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It has been reported that John Wall will reach an agreement with the Rockets for buyout which will make him an unrestricted free agent and that he intends to sign with the Clippers. His potential new teammate Paul George took to social media to send a thinly veiled message that he would like to see […]
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The Golden State Warriors may seem to be in the position to re-sign Gary Payton II, but there’s a Western Conference rival that is lurking around. Anthony Slater of The Athletic has written that while the Warriors are being considered as the favorites to land Payton II again, the 29-year-old cager will certainly absorb interests […]
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This past season was his first proper NBA season for Gary Payton II. The 29-year-old point guard played 71 regular season games – as many as he did throughout his entire NBA career prior this year. He earned his place on the Warriors roster and crowned the year with his first NBA championship. Payton is […]
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The Lakers found a way to take part in this year’s NBA Draft as they acquired the number 35 pick from the Magic. Los Angeles used it to draft Max Christie. Lakers legend Magic Johnson likes the pick and is excited to see the 19-year-old shooting guard play for the purple and gold. He also […]
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Kyrie Irving opted into his player option and should spend the next season with the Nets. This news ended speculations of his potential reunion with LeBron James on the Lakers. Sports analyst Skip Bayless thinks that the price for joining James in Los Angeles was too high for Irving as he would have lost $30 […]
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Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will likely stay in Brooklyn after going through a complicated month with the Nets franchise. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski announced recently that both of the superstars are expected to move forward with the Nets in the 2022-2023 campaign. After a long stand-off regarding their demands, Irving ultimately decided to exercise his […]
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The Golden State Warriors are expected to meet with the representatives of Kevon Looney in the early portion of the free agency opening (h/t The Athletic’s Anthony Slater). Both sides may discuss a potential reunion, as the big man is slated to become an unrestricted free agent. Added by Slater, the Warriors have no bigger […]
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Dejounte Murray likely to be traded to Hawks; Spurs to receive haul of Danilo Gallinari, draft picks
One-time All-star Dejounte Murray may be headed now to Atlanta. But shockingly, the San Antonio Spurs’ asking price for him won’t be really that high. Per Zach Klein of WSB, the Hawks are “on verge” of landing Murray, as they will ship a package of Danilo Gallinari and several first-round picks to the Spurs in […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and tennis player Naomi Osaka have joined together for a new media platform they named “Hana Kuma.” In the African language of Swahili, “Hana Kuma” translates to “woman with no vagina.”
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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, star guard John Wall is planning to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once he clears waivers. In a buyout agreement between John Wall and the Houston Rockets, Wall is expected to give back around $6.5 million of his $47.4 million player option… in a no-income tax state. Wall’s […]
According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo, star guard John Wall will be bought out by the Houston Rockets and become an unrestricted free agent. Wall’s last game was April 23, 2021 (450 days ago) against the Los Angeles Clippers. Five-time NBA All-Star has made over $124 million for 40 games of play over the last […]
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving is opting into his $37 million player option for the 2022-23 season. Irving is bypassing multiple opt-in and trade scenarios to fulfill his four-year commitment to the Nets and Kevin Durant. Following the news, Kyrie Irving posted a new […]
Without the ability to find a sign-and-trade deal, star guard Kyrie Irving plans to exercise his $36 million player option for next season and return to the Brooklyn Nets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Irving is eligible to sign an extension up until next June 30, 2023, with Brooklyn or enter 2023 as an […]
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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving is opting into his $37 million player option for the 2022-23 season. Irving is bypassing multiple opt-in and trade scenarios to fulfill his four-year commitment to the Nets and Kevin Durant. “Normal people keep the world going, but those […]
WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner was arrested at Moscow airport on February 18 for allegedly bringing vape cartridges containing hash oil – which is illegal in Russia – into the country. According to Daily Mail, Brittney Griner’s detention in a Russian jail has been extended for another six months ahead of […]
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The Lakers was the only team that showed real interest in Malik Monk last summer. During his first season in Los Angeles the 24-year-old shooting guard took a step further individually as he increased his numbers. Not only that, he started 37 in games after starting just once over four years in Charlotte. The Lakers […]
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The rumors surrounding Kyrie Irving and the Lakers are heating up as the former NBA champion and the Nets are failing to reach an agreement on contract extension. However, a potential sign-and-trade deal that would send the 30-year-old point guard to Los Angeles will not be easy to make. According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, […]
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The online casino industry has been quite prevalent over the last few years, and its popularity across the globe only continues to soar higher. While many would claim that its mainstream success is due to the evolution of technology over the years, the online casino industry also committed some effort to ensure that success. One […]
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In this VladTV clip, former NBA player Eddy Curry revealed that he was married while in high school to his then-girlfriend and childhood friend. He talked about how things soured rather quickly and how he couldn’t find a way to get out of the marriage fast enough. However, the two had a child together which […]
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Everything may be bigger in Texas, but retired NBA player-turned-TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal is opting for a smaller abode when it comes to his next house. Months after selling his mega-mansion in Orlando, Fla., the NBA legend purchased a much smaller, five-bedroom, six-bathroom estate in the Dallas suburbs. Located in Carrollton, the final listing price […]
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The Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving, who has been lately linked to the Los Angeles Lakers, responds after being noncommittal when asked about his future with the Nets: This past season, Irving averaged 27.4 points, 5.8 assists, and 4.4 rebounds in 29 starts but missed a significant number of home games due to his […]
According to Kristian Winfield, the Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving has requested and received permission from the team to find sign-and-trade offers from other teams. The Nets leader Kevin Durant still hasn’t spoken to Brooklyn front office. The Los Angeles Lakers star guard Russell Westbrook to the Nets remains unlikely. This past season, Irving […]
The role will be different for Great Britain’s Marc Steutel in the latest FIBA World Cup window, but he insists nothing has changed.
According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, people “very close to the situation” believe the Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving is trying to join the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers star forward and former Kyrie Irving teammate on the Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James is said to be “very open” to the possibility. This past […]
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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, outside of the Los Angeles Lakers, there are currently no known teams planning pursuit of sign-and-trades for the Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving. No sign-and-trades can be formally discussed until after 6 PM on Thursday. The Brooklyn Nets aren’t believed to have an interest in available the Los […]
WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, 31, was arrested at Moscow airport on February 18 for allegedly bringing vape cartridges containing hash oil – which is illegal in Russia – into the country. According to The Associated Press, at Monday’s closed-door preliminary hearing at the court in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, […]
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Draymond Green deflects chances of potential LeBron-Kyrie duo in LA to beat GS: ‘They won’t beat us’
A possible LeBron James-Kyrie Irving reunion in downtown Los Angeles doesn’t strike any fear to Draymond Green. Green believes that while the Lakers can truly contend with both James and Irving, he still posted a remark that must be noted very well. The star big man claimed that they still cannot beat him and the […]
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Both the Atlanta Hawks and the San Antonio Spurs remained engaged in discussing a possible big-time transaction sooner than later. As mentioned by Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the two are keeping in touch regarding a “larger deal” which banners Dejounte Murray and John Collins. The Spurs unexpectedly made Murray available in the trade market, […]
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It is probable that Bradley Beal will settle in D.C. and grab one of the league’s most lucrative contracts today. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the All-star guard is “very likely” to turn down his $36.4 million player option and proceed to re-sign a hefty five-year max contract with the Washington Wizards this summer. […]
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The Dallas Mavericks have a Jalen Brunson situation, he could sign away to the New York Knicks and the NBA Free Agency Rumors are flying. Locked On Mavericks’ Nick Angstadt and Isaac Harris discuss the latest rumors around Jalen Brunson. Could he sign with the New York Knicks? Should the Mavs pay 25-30 million for […]
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Former NBA champion Brian Scalabrine thinks that the Celtics make most sense as a team where Kevin Durant could be traded if he decides to leave the Nets. “There’s no better package than the Boston Celtics,” Scal said on SiriusXM NBA Radio, per R.P. Salao of ClutchPoints. “Jaylen Brown, three picks, two rights to swap […]
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Mexican-American forward Juan Toscano-Anderson earned his spot on the Warriors roster through the G League after playing for several years in his home country. This year, which was his third season in Golden State, the 29-year-old became the first Mexican to win an NBA championship. JTA took the Larry O’Brien trophy to Mexico and shared […]
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In the eyes of the observing teams, the Philadelphia 76ers are on pace to land P.J. Tucker this summer. Per insider Marc Stein, league circles have growing expectations that Philly will be able to acquire Tucker via rumored $30 million deal. And should Pat Riley and the Miami Heat managed to pull off a reunion […]
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Byron Scott, a member of the Showtime Lakers, has played against some of the best trash talkers in the league, and Terrell Owens and Matthew Hatchette wanted to hear the best Larry Bird and Michael Jordan trash talk:
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John Wall, Rockets expected to discuss contract buyout; Lakers, Clippers, Heat rumored as potential suitors
John Wall and the Houston Rockets may seem to be poised to end their long, standing agreement of settling for inactivity. Both sides were reportedly expected to tackle conversations of possible contract buyout (hat tip to Marc Stein via Substack). After exercising his $47 million player option last week, Stein has noted that there will […]
The Cleveland Cavaliers are enticed by the idea of igniting another partnership with a player that helped them gain a productive 2021-2022 season. From the recent report of Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, Cleveland “is very much interested” to bring back Ricky Rubio for another season. Rumors of potential reunion between both sides have already […]
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WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, 31, was arrested at Moscow airport on February 18 for allegedly bringing vape cartridges containing hash oil – which is illegal in Russia – into the country. Griner will attend a preliminary hearing in Moscow on Monday morning, her lawyer told ABC News on Sunday night, […]
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According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, forward Paris Bass, who spent time with both the Phoenix Suns and the South Bay Lakers last season, will play for the Los Angeles Lakers summer league team in Las Vegas.
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Spurs GM Brian Wright on Jeremy Sochan’s journey to the NBA: “He kinda reminded me a little bit of Boris, just kinda worldly”
San Antonio Spurs GM Brian Wright recently compared Jeremy Sochan to former Spur Boris Diaw. (Via San Antonio Spurs): “You look historically with the guys that we’ve had here. He kinda reminded me a little bit of Boris, just kinda worldly. His interests and hearing about how he thinks about basketball, but life outside of […]
According to Marc Stein, there’s been ‘serious murmurs’ about star guard John Wall successfully negotiating a buyout with the Houston Rockets. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat have an interest in signing John Wall if he and the Rockets can agree to a buyout. “Interest in Wall from the Clippers and Heat, if […]
In this VladTV clip, former NBA player Eddy Curry opened up about being picked fourth overall in the 2001 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. Eddy explained that it was great that he went back home to Chicago, where his friends and family were able to come to watch his games, but he was more […]
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According to Kevin Pelton of ESPN, the Washington Wizards star guard Bradley Beal is likely to decline his $36.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season and re-sign a $248 million max extension with the Wizards this summer. “Even if Beal simply re-signs with the Wizards, he can increase his 2022-23 salary to the projected […]
Sam Presti on Chet Holmgren: “He’s got an incredible team mindset, but an elite level of understanding of the game at his size”
Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti believes Chet Holmgren has a great team mindset to go along with an elite basketball IQ and size. (Via Thunder Nation): “He’s got an incredible team mindset, but an elite level of understanding of the game at his size. That really stood out from day one.”
Chauncey Billups says Shaedon Sharpe has skills/gifts that ‘a lot of people in this entire world don’t have’
Portland Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups praised #7 pick Shaedon Sharpe at his introductory press conference yesterday. (Via Portland Trail Blazers): “He’ll have a learning curve, but I think he’s going to catch up very quickly. He has some things, and some skills, and some gifts, that a lot of people in this entire […]
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Chinese forward Fanbo Zeng of the G League Ignite is signing with the Indiana Pacers and will play for the team in Las Vegas NBA summer league. Zeng – 6-foot-11 and 199 pounds – played in 13 games during the G League Ignite Tour earlier this […]
Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard drafted three players that he thinks are top 20 rookies in Bennedict Mathurin, Andrew Nembhard, and Kendall Brown. (Via Indiana Pacers): “In all honesty, we feel like we got three guys in the top 20, and that’s very rarely happened. Sometimes a draft can go your way, […]
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It might be a tough summer for the Nets. In addition to uncertainty surrounding Kyrie Irving’s future on the team, it appears that Kevin Durant is not confident with Brooklyn’s management. According to Logan Murdock of The Ringer, the two-time NBA champion has not talked with the team in weeks, suggesting that he is not […]
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New Orleans Pelicans GM Trajan Langdon talked about the impact Dyson Daniels can bring with his length and intensity on defense. (Via New Orleans Pelicans): “That was a big factor for us with Dyson. Herb takes on the brunt of a lot of defensive guys that we have to guard every night, night in and […]
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LeBron James and Kyrie Irving won a ring together before, and it may not have been their last … ’cause former NBA forward Matt Barnes tells TMZ Sports the Los Angeles Lakers could be smelling champagne if Kyrie Irving joins L.A. “I think what they have right now … if they can learn to co-exist […]
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Tomas Satoransky is back in a familiar land and will leave the NBA after a six-year stint. Multiple sources have confirmed that the Czech cager has committed to making a reunion with FC Barcelona. After murmurs of their negotiation over the past few weeks, both sides have reportedly reached an agreement for a four-year collaboration. […]
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Amid rumors that Kyrie Irving could leave the Nets and that it could cause Kevin Durant to request a trade, Blazers superstar Damian Lillard took to social media to spark more speculations. The 31-year-old point guard posted an edited photo of him and KD in the Blazers uniform, suggesting that he wants the two-time champion […]
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Former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins opened about the problems that the Oklahoma City Thunder faced and that prevented the team from winning a championship despite having superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on the roster. According to him, the main problem wasn’t OKC trading James Harden to the Houston Rockets, instead it was lack of […]
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In the fourth quarter of Game 4 of this year’s NBA Finals Steve Kerr made a decision to bench the Warriors’ defensive anchor Draymond Green. It was a surprising move considering the importance of the former Defensive Player of the Year to Golden State. Green himself admitted after the game that was not happy with […]
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This season the Celtics exceeded all expectations as they went all the way to the NBA Finals after starting the year slowly. Even though the team performed well with the players that it had, Boston intends to use free agency to improve its roster. According to first-year head coach Ime Udoka, his team will look […]
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Dwane Casey: “We do want to play faster and utilize Jaden and also Jalen’s ability to run the floor”
The Detroit Pistons drafted two super athletic rookies in Jaden Ivey & Jalen Duren on Thursday, which has made head coach Dwane Casey very excited to pick up the pace this upcoming season. (Via Brad Galli- WXYZ TV Detroit): “We do want to play faster and utilize Jaden and also Jalen’s ability to run the […]
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2022 #1 pick Paolo Banchero is working on improving his outside shooting with former NBA Rookie of the Year/3-point marksman Mike Miller. Mike was drafted by the Orlando Magic back in 2000 and now serves as Paolo’s agent. (Via Orlando Magic): “I’ve been just trying to keep everything sharp. But really just focusing on my […]
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Rockets GM Rafael Stone on Jabari Smith: “I don’t remember seeing anybody with his size and his combination of defense and shooting”
Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone says he can’t think of any other NBA players that compare to #3 pick Jabari Smith. (Via Houston Rockets): “I think Jabari’s unique. I don’t remember who asked me, but somebody asked me to compare him to existing players last night, and I can’t. I think he’s really unique. […]
A bright, young candidate has given the Utah Jazz a strong impression for their ongoing coaching hunt. Will Hardy has emerged as a “leading candidate” to take Utah’s open coaching core (h/t Andy Larsen of Salt Lake Tribune). Hardy, 34, is a current assistant coach under Ime Udoka in the Boston Celtics. Hardy started his […]
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During his appearance on The Old Man and the Three podcast, retired NBA player-turned-ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins talked about his former Boston Celtics teammates Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo’s tension: “We made Ray and Rondo actually box it out. They had so much beef. We got to the practice facility, we bought the boxing gloves, […]
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David Fizdale might find himself not being in the sidelines of a team this time, as he is now being eyed to become an impactful presence off-court. SNY’s Ian Begley has reported that Fizdale is having conversations with the Utah Jazz for a potential front office role. The Jazz remain committed to their head coaching […]
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The Oklahoma City Thunder are planning to exercise their $1.9 million team option on Luguentz Dort for the 2022-2023 season. The Thunder could have declined Dort’s option to make him a restricted free agent in the upcoming free agency opening this July 1st. As such, it looks like the Canadian swingman will stay in OKC […]
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JaMychal Green might have to pack his bags once again, as Oklahoma City Thunder lead executive Sam Presti has hinted that the veteran could be moved to a new team soon. In OKC’s rookie introductory press conference, Presti said that he’ll work things out to find Green a much suitable situation — noting that he […]
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Josh Hart will obtain his full salary for the 2022-2023 in the Portland Trail Blazers (h/t Aaron J. Fentress of OregonLive.com). The club didn’t waive him this Saturday, resulting for the 27-year-old guard to be fully guaranteed in his earnings next season worth $12.9 million. Should he not be traded this offseason, Hart is being […]
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The Houston Rockets are exercising their team option on Jae’Sean Tate for the 2022-2023 season, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle has relayed. Tate is now set to earn a $1.8 million salary and will become a restricted free agent for next offseason. Last 2021-2022 campaign with the Rockets, Tate had an 11.8 points average […]
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Whether they traded their pick or not, it was well known going into the draft that the Sacramento Kings wanted a win now player with the #4 selection. Sacramento ended up deciding to keep the pick and took Keegan Murray out of Iowa. Here’s a few quotes from Murray on draft night after getting selected […]
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Beyer Subura car dealership in Alexander, Virginia, asked the flooring company that’s working on their dealership if 8-year NBA veteran Delonte West could lend a helping hand. The flooring company agreed, and the former point guard has been working with them for the past two days.
New Milwaukee Buck MarJon Beauchamp let it all out on Thursday when he was drafted 24th overall in the 2022 NBA draft. “I’m just glad,” Beauchamp said. “I’m just happy. God never gave up on me. Everything I had to go through. All the adversity and no one believing in me. It’s just special.” Beauchamp […]
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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, undrafted Fresno State big man Orlando Robinson is signing with the Miami Heat. He will join their team at the summer league in Las Vegas. Robinson posted the following per game stat line from this past season: 19.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.2 blocks 51.7% from […]
WALNUT CREEK, United States of America, June 25, 2022/ — Forward Efe Abogidi, an NBA Academy graduate and standout at Washington State, has signed with NBA G League Ignite, NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim announced. “NBA Africa offered me a platform to begin my journey, and I am so thankful for the opportunities that […]
For the past few days, Kyrie Irving’s future with the Brooklyn Nets looks uncertain. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers are considered the “most significant threat” to land him if he leaves the team. But this scenario might be a little bit painful – joining the Lakers means losing $30 million. […]
The longevity that LeBron James has been showing is exceptional. A new video shows the four-time NBA champion knocking down shot after shot in a gym. The coming season will be his 20th year in the league. Despite being an accomplished superstar, James is constantly looking to improve his game and add new weapons to […]
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NBA teams are forming their rosters for this year’s Summer League which is due to begin in early July. The Lakers added a 26-year-old forward Vitto Brown to their Summer League roster, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. The former Wisconsin Badger spent last season in Spain with Coosul Real Betis Sevilla. He averaged 11 […]
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Kyrie Irving reportedly made a list of six teams where he would like to play if he was to leave the Nets amid contract extension uncertainty. Those teams are the Lakers, Clippers, Knicks, Heat, Mavericks, and 76ers. Even if it goes to the point where Kyrie will be choosing his next team, it will not […]
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Jabari Smith was one of the three players that were projected to be the number one pick in this year’s NBA Draft. He ended up getting drafted by the Rockets at the third overall pick. Paul Banchero and Chet Holmgren were drafted before him. While Smith expected to hear his name sooner, he says it […]
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Bradley Beal is in a tight position of personal thinking regarding his stay in the D.C. area. Per Wizards insider Quinton Mayo via Blue Wire podcasts (h/t HoopsHype), the all-star guard is “truly undecided” about his future stay in Washington and making the next steps of his career. Bradley Beal is truly undecided as to what […]
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The San Antonio Spurs will permit Zach Collins to earn full-time for next year. The club has decided to guarantee the big man’s salary for the 2022-2023 season (h/t team insider Tom Orsborn). Collins inked a three-year, $22 million deal with the Spurs last offseason, wherein only the first season (2021-2022) was fully guaranteed. From […]
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Pacers rookie Bennedict Mathurin imposes challenge on LeBron James: ‘He’s going to have to show me he’s better than me’
It looks like fans need to circle the two matchups of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Indiana Pacers for the upcoming regular season, as Bennedict Mathurin wants all the smoke against LeBron James. In an interview prior to the 2022 NBA Draft, Mathurin made it clear that he wants to test the greatness of […]
The San Antonio Spurs are demanding a big haul for Dejounte Murray. Via Jake Fischer’s ‘Please Don’t Aggregate This’ podcast, the franchise is seeking for three first-round picks to pull off a trigger and ship Murray away out of Texas. Unexpected reports were leaked from the past few days that the Spurs are indeed listening […]
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Nikola Jovic on being drafted by the Miami Heat: “I think it’s a perfect fit for me, especially because they are a team who are contenders to win the title”
The Miami Heat selected Serbia’s Nikola Jovic with the 27th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday. Although it’s early, Jovic’s near 7-foot height and skillset (most notably his shooting ability and handle) to go along with the Heat’s hard working culture already seems like a recipe for success. The 19-year-old said last night that […]
Russell Westbrook is not tolerating any disrespect associated to his name again. Following the Los Angeles Lakers’ drafting of Max Christie in the second-round of the 2022 NBA Draft, sports media personality Skip Bayless took a swipe on the mentioned rookie’s 31.7 percent three-point shooting from last season representing the Michigan State. Bayless has then […]
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The New York Knicks are going all in to snag Jalen Brunson this offseason. League sources told Marc Stein that the Knicks are “gaining momentum” on the Brunson sweepstakes, appearing to construct a lucrative $100M contract bid on the late bloomer guard. In the recent draft night, the New York traded Kemba Walker to the […]
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Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr., who is the son of Chicago Bulls legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, has agreed to a two-way NBA contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. After the news, Scottie Pippen took to Twitter to react to his son’s accomplishment: “I’m so proud of you and I can’t wait […]
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According to Breitbart News, the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade on Friday, holding in the Dobbs case that the Constitution does not include a right to abortion and returning the issue of abortion laws and regulations to state legislatures. A Minnesota native and former NBA player Royce White took to Twitter to react to […]
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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Steve Clifford has agreed to a deal to return as the Charlotte Hornets head coach. Clifford, one of the league’s most respected coaches among his peers, led the Hornets to two playoff trips in a five-year run that ended in 2018.
A look at who I went with vs. the official results. Final Mock: Orlando Magic: Jabari Smith Oklahoma City Thunder: Chet Holmgren Houston Rockets: Paolo Banchero Sacramento Kings: Jaden Ivey Detroit Pistons: Keegan Murray Indiana Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin Portland Trail Blazers: Shaedon Sharpe New Orleans Pelicans: Dyson Daniels San Antonio Spurs: Jalen Duren Washington Wizards: […]
The biggest story of this offseason thus far is the future of Kyrie Irving who according to various reports has not discussed signing an extension with the Nets. Two teams, namely the Lakers and the Knicks emerged in the media as potential suitors for the former NBA champion. One report even published a supposed wishlist […]
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It is almost certain that John Collins will not return to the Hawks next season. According to a new report, a source close to the 24-year-old power forward says he is done in Atlanta. This adds further substance to a recent report that the Hawks are very likely to trade Collins this offseason. This past […]
LeBron James on Austin Reaves: “Laker Nation has something very special and he just getting started”
Lakers rookie Austin Reaves not only received support from the team’s fans but also from its biggest star LeBron James. The four-time NBA champion spoke highly of the 24-year-old shooting guard, saying that he is special. “My guy, my dog telling his story and getting love that he getting the attention he deserves. Laker Nation […]
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NBA Draft 2022 Presented by State Farm® was held on Thursday, June 23, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., reaching fans in 214 countries and territories in 31 languages. A total of 19 international players from 11 countries were selected: six in the first round and a record 13 in the second round. Canadian Bennedict Mathurin […]
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Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr., who is the son of Chicago Bulls legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, has agreed to a two-way NBA contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. After the news, Scotty Pippen Jr. took to Twitter to react to a new career opportunity: Pippen posted 20.4 points, 4.5 assists, 3.6 […]
Shareef O’Neal, the son of NBA legend and TV analyst Shaquille O’Neal, was not selected in either of the two rounds and has agreed to play in NBA Summer League with the Los Angeles Lakers. After the news, Shareef O’Neal took to Twitter to react to his new career opportunity: In three total years split […]
The Dallas Mavericks traded for Jaden Hardy who is the perfect big swing pick and then Nico Harrison comments on the (now official) Christian Wood trade. Locked On Mavericks’ Nick Angstadt and Isaac Harris react to the Mavs trade for Jaden Hardy and why he’s such a great swing pick late in the draft. Then […]
The Los Angeles Lakers selected Max Christie, 19, with the No. 35 pick. After the draft, the Michigan State guard shared his thoughts on LA’s veteran forward Carmelo Anthony: “I think Carmelo Anthony’s a pretty good example for me. Someone I can really pick his brain. He’s one of the greatest scorers of all time […]
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The Lakers have team options for three players, namely Austin Reaves, Stanley Johnson and Wenyen Gabriel, but the team is yet to decide on whether to exercise them, according general manager Rob Pelinka. “What I’ll say is that all three of those guys have been in the building working really really hard and we like […]
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Russell Westbrook will have to completely change his approach to the game if he is to remain on the Lakers for another year. The former NBA MVP has yet to decide on whether to exercise his player option which would earn him $47 million next season. According to Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka, Russ is […]
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The Lakers added two sons of NBA greats, Shareef O’Neal and Scotty Pippen Jr. after they went undrafted. Both of them had a chance to showcase their skills to the teams as they worked our for Los Angeles. O’Neal, a 22-year-old forward/center, played one year in UCLA and two years in LSU before signing with […]
The Lakers signed a two-way contract with Scotty Pippen Jr., a son of the Bulls legend Scottie Pippen. The 21-year-old point guard went undrafted this year and was picked up by Los Angeles after three years at Vanderbilt. “Scotty Pippen Jr. is just a tenacious defensive minded kid that is going to compete every night […]
The Los Angeles Lakers selected Max Christie, 19, with the No. 35 pick. After the draft, the Michigan State guard shared his thoughts on joining the Lakers: “It’s amazing. It’s surreal. LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony. A bunch of great players on the Lakers team. I think I can learn a lot […]
The Los Angeles Lakers select Max Christie with the No. 35 pick. The 6-6 player averaged 9.3 points and 3.5 rebounds in his lone season at Michigan State. They acquired the early 2nd rounder from ORL for cash and a future 2nd round pick. Max Christie, 19, was a top-30 player and projected 1st-rounder on […]
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Philadelphia 76ers moved veteran forward Danny Green and the No. 23 pick to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of the trade to acquire De’Anthony Melton. The Philadelphia 76ers have selected David Roddy with the 23rd pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, veteran guard Kemba Walker and the Detroit Pistons are expected to discuss a contract buyout that will allow him to become a free agent. Walker landed with Detroit as part of a three-way trade with the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks.
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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the New York Knicks are trading Kemba Walker and Jalen Duren to the Detroit Pistons. The Knicks acquired Duren first, trading him along with Walker as a salary dump.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant is ‘seriously mulling’ his future with the team. There’s an expectation the Nets star guard Kyrie Irving will find a new home this offseason. “Sources tell me that Kevin Durant is seriously mulling his future options with the Nets […]
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, if the Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving can’t reach an agreement to stay with Brooklyn, he has a list of teams he’d like them to consider on sign-and-trades, including the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Clippers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, and Philadelphia 76ers. None of those […]
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant is monitoring the Nets’ situation and considering options with his future. This now opens the path for his teammate Kyrie Irving to proceed with finding a new home via opt-in and trade.
After spending their first year in Washington, Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be move on the again. According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Wizards are willing to discuss trading the two players. They were send to Washington by the Lakers in the Russell Westbrook trade. This past season Kuzma was a starter for […]
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The Lakers were supposed to have no draft picks in this year’s NBA Draft after trading them in previous years. However, Los Angeles had been working to make their way into the draft and were successful at that. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the purple and gold acquired Orlando’s number 35 pick for a future second-round […]
5th & final 2022 NBA mock draft. Orlando Magic: Jabari Smith Oklahoma City Thunder: Chet Holmgren Houston Rockets: Paolo Banchero Sacramento Kings: Jaden Ivey Detroit Pistons: Keegan Murray Indiana Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin Portland Trail Blazers: Shaedon Sharpe New Orleans Pelicans: Dyson Daniels San Antonio Spurs: Jalen Duren Washington Wizards: Johnny Davis New York Knicks: AJ […]
WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, 31, was arrested at Moscow airport on February 18 for allegedly bringing vape cartridges containing hash oil – which is illegal in Russia – into the country. According to Yahoo, nearly 50 civil and human rights organizations sent a letter to the White House on Wednesday […]
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According to Marc Stein, Steve Clifford, who coached the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets from 2013 until 2018, has emerged as a candidate to become the next head coach of the Hornets. “There is some serious mounting buzz that former Hornets coach Steve Clifford, who already coached in Charlotte for five seasons and took Michael Jordan’s team to […]
The Los Angeles Clippers are considered as front runners to regain Nicolas Batum. Yahoo! Sports’ Mark Haynes has provided that while the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz are being expected as potential negotiators for Batum, league sources have relayed that the Clippers are “in the driver’s seat” to […]
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The Detroit Pistons are gearing up for the hunt towards getting Deandre Ayton. Following their shipping of Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers and the clearing of roughly $43 million in the salary cap, the Pistons are “heavily expected” to pursue the embattled Phoenix Suns center this upcoming free agency (h/t The Athletic’s James […]
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Could the Lakers lure Kyrie Irving out of Brooklyn? That remains to be seen, but according to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, they are considered the most significant threat for the Nets star point guard. One big advantage that Los Angeles has over other teams is having LeBron James on the roster. Irving was his teammate […]
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Russell Westbrook has been viewed as an unattractive trade target for teams due to his big contract and his struggles last season with the Lakers. But as the offseason gets deeper, new reports are coming out about potential destinations for the former NBA MVP. Recently the Hornets were mentioned as having interest in acquiring Russ. […]
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Vasilije Micic who won back-to-back EuroLeague titles and EuroLeague Final Four MVPs is again considering a move to the NBA. The Bucks and the Bulls are reportedly interested in the 28-year-old point guard. The Nuggets have also joined that list. According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, back-to-back NBA MVP Nikola Jokic is behind Denver’s […]
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The Philadelphia 76ers are currently in control to potentially land P.J. Tucker this offseason. Insider Marc Stein wrote that the Sixers are being considered as favorite ‘by far’ to acquire the veteran should he decide to leave South Beach. Stein further noted that Tucker is expected to be shown a $30 million offer sheet to […]
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The Portland Trail Blazers have their eyes focused on OG Anunoby. Per Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, the Blazers are offering their seventh overall pick of the upcoming draft to the Toronto Raptors for the 24-year-old wingman. Anunoby established a career-high in points (17.1), rebounds (5.5), assists (2.6), steals (1.5) and minutes played (36.0) last […]
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Pat Connaughton is set to remain in Milwaukee for another year. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has confirmed that Connaughton will exercise his $5.7 million player option for the 2022-2023 season. He is now eligible to ink an extension with the Bucks this summer. Connaughton had a productive output last season fresh from his 2021 title run […]
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According to Associated Press, nearly $100,000 in cash was stolen in a weekend burglary at the Atlanta home of former NBA star Vince Carter. “Two guns and more than $16,000 was recovered later outside the 10,000-square-foot (900-square meter) home in Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead neighborhood. Carter told police the recovered money was a small portion of […]
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Detroit Pistons have traded power forward Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers for a 2025 first-round pick. In the 2021-22 season, Grant averaged 19.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from three.
Former Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Andre Miller revealed to Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles that he asked for a trade back in 2002 (dealt to the LA Clippers) because the team told him they were going to tank for LeBron James. (Via Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles): “It’s contract year, and basically the […]
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The Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr sounds energized for his coaching future. Team USA and a Warriors roster that appears set up for a contending run: “The window’s open … I’m excited for vacation. Then I’m excited to come back and coach again next year.”
Stanley Johnson joined the Lakers during last season and was able to earn an important role on the team. Los Angeles holds a team option on the 26-year-old power forward for the next season. According to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Lakers are expected to exercise and keep Johnson for another year. He would make […]
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There have been reports that Kyrie Irving and the Nets are not discussing signing an extension which sparked rumors that the former NBA champion could be headed to another team with the Lakers and the Knicks being brought up as potential suitors. Although it is thought to be an unlikely scenario that the 29-year-old point […]
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Nicolas Batum is reportedly declining his player option for next year and is set to enter free agency. The 33-year-old veteran has multiple teams lining up for him. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, those teams are the Lakers, Celtics, Suns, Jazz and Bulls. However, he reports that the Clippers are the favorites to keep […]
A couple more notes before tomorrow’s draft. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst (h/t to Real GM), the Charlotte Hornets are hoping to trade Gordon Hayward along with one of their picks (13th & 15th selections) to clear up salary space to potentially re-sign Miles Bridges. Although from my view, this looks like a hard deal […]
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The Dallas Mavericks head into the 2022 NBA Draft without a pick and the New York Knicks are reportedly clearing cap space for Jalen Brunson. Locked On Mavericks’ Nick Angstadt and Isaac Harris discuss the rumors that the Knicks are going after Jalen Brunson in Free Agency. Then, just because the Dallas Mavericks don’t have […]
Colin Cowherd, one of the most thought-provoking sports hosts in the country, makes a strong case for why LeBron James should bring his ex-Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets to the Los Angeles Lakers, and explains why the Golden State Warriors are not an NBA “dynasty:”
After a recent picture went viral on Reddit, a map denoting the most popular sports in each country around the world, many people were surprised to see basketball top the bill in various countries. Though if you were a regular reader of Sports Mania, you would struggle to believe that soccer wasn’t the dominant sport […]
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Klay Thompson pledged loyalty to his head coach Steve Kerr after winning his fourth NBA championship in eight years. The 32-year-old shooting guard said he will ‘pull up Michael Jordan’ who made a similar statement about Phil Jackson. Kerr, for whom it was his 9th championship, accepted the compliment, saying that the feeling is mutual […]
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There are lots of basketball fans who are willing to spend plenty of time searching for interesting info on their favorite teams, related events, and more. Many of them may even use the services of Payday Depot or a different load provider to purchase rare collectible items. This article will be interesting to those who […]
Shareef O’Neal is following the footsteps of his father who is an NBA legend. The eldest son of Shaquille O’Neal worked out for the Lakers, a team with which his father won three rings. After the workout the former LSU Tiger admitted that he was star struck when he entered the Lakers facility and put […]
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The Warriors have just won their fourth NBA championship in eight years by defeating the Celtics in this year’s NBA Finals. Head coach Steve Kerr to whom this was ninth ring (fourth ring as a coach), expects Golden State to be even better next season. “I think we’re gonna be even better next year,” he […]
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According to Michael Scotto, the Washington Wizards star guard Bradley Beal will decline his $36.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season and become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Beal, 28, only played in 40 games last season after injuring his wrist midway through the season, but in 40 games he averaged 23.2 points, […]
The lady at the Golden State Warriors’ parade really tried to kiss Stephen Curry in the mouth:
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers are hiring the Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Jordan Ott for Darvin Ham’s new staff. Ott will move into a more prominent role on the front of LA’s bench. Jordan Ott spent three seasons with the Atlanta Hawks as a video coordinator before eventually finding his […]
The Los Angeles Lakers News and Rumors are still swirling – let’s walk through the latest with Chase Senior on today’s Lakers Report video. Russell Westbrook trade rumors are back: The most recent Lakers trade rumors from Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer suggest the Hornets’ trade interest in Russ is “real” as they look to […]
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NBA Mock Draft Notes: Kings, Ivey, Murray, Pistons, Pacers, Mathurin, Blazers, Pelicans, Thunder, Presti, Sharpe, Wizards, Knicks, Spurs, Primo
Many teams in the lottery could make moves on Thursday. As the countdown to the draft continues, the pressure on the Sacramento Kings increases each day. My confidence in Sacramento trading this pick with Jaden Ivey as the intended target by multiple teams has been high for a few weeks now, but Chris Haynes of […]
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, point guard Kendrick Nunn, who did not play a game last season after suffering a bone bruise in his knee during the preseason, has elected to opt in for his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for next season. Nunn’s option is worth $5.2 million and will make him […]
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Houston Rockets star guard John Wall’s agent, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, has informed the organization that Wall exercised his $47.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season. The Houston Rockets will look to trade John Wall. If he’s not moved this summer, his agency […]
Former Cleveland Cavaliers star guard Rajon Rondo is a free man. Court documents show that a pending domestic violence case against him has been dismissed. Court records from Kentucky show that the decision was made on June 16th.
Former NBA guard Delonte West, who earned over $16 million during his eight-year NBA career, says there’s nothing to worry about after a video of him panhandling in the streets went viral last week … insisting he’s doing okay and is actively looking for a job. “I got children. I’m in between jobs. People can […]
Celebrity multimillionaire Colin Kaepernick, who is also the most oppressed athlete in the US, ghosts prominent China’s slave labor critic Enes Kanter Freedom after his China criticism and OutKick’s Tomi Lahren wasn’t all that surprised: Enes Kanter Freedom – an outspoken human rights activist – was traded by the Boston Celtics to Houston Rockets at […]
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It was reported that Miami Heat veteran forward P.J. Tucker will decline his player option and test free agency this summer. One team that is interested in him is the Chicago Bulls. In 71 games last season, P.J. Tucker averaged 7.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.
WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, 31, was arrested at Moscow airport on February 18 for allegedly bringing vape cartridges containing hash oil – which is illegal in Russia – into the country. Dmitry Peskov – the press secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin – told NBC this week he “would strongly […]
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The NBA offseason is in full swing with tons of rumors everywhere. Could the Dallas Mavericks get in on a trade for Kyrie Irving, Myles Turner, or PJ Tucker that are all rumored to be moved? Locked On Mavericks’ Nick Angstadt and Isaac Harris discuss all the Dallas Mavericks rumors surrounding trades for Kyrie Irving, […]
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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Mike D’Antoni is set to meet with Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan on the franchise’s coaching job today. D’Antoni was the other Charlotte finalist before Kenny Atkinson changed his mind about accepting the position and stayed in Golden State on Saturday.
Knicks to clear for $25M cap space to pursue Jalen Brunson; expected to deal Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel
The Knicks are continuing to prepare for their hunt to land Jalen Brunson in the Big Apple. New York is reportedly trying to clear a cap space worth $25 million to go for the 25-year-old guard this summer (h/t Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer). As such, they are also expected to ship away some assets like […]
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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Caleb Swanigan, the Purdue standout who played three NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings, has passed away at 25 years old. A spokesperson for the Allen County Coroner’s Office in Indiana tells TMZ Sports … the ex-Boilermaker center died of natural causes. […]
WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, 31, was arrested at Moscow airport on February 18 for allegedly bringing vape cartridges containing hash oil – which is illegal in Russia – into the country. According to Daily Mail, Brittney Griner tried calling her wife 11 times from Russia on their wedding anniversary – […]
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Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets have differentiated demands for a probable contract extension this summer. Per Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Nets “naturally prefer a shorter-term, incentive-laden agreement that includes benchmarks such as games played.” On the other hand, the All-star guard is leaning towards signing a long-term contract with the franchise. Irving […]
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Nicolas Batum will test the free agency waters this 2022 offseason. The veteran forward will not exercise his player option worth $3.3 million for the 2022-2023 season (h/t ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski). As such, there is an expectation that both of him and the Los Angeles Clippers are interested to build a potential deal once again. […]
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Former NBA player and current analyst Jay Williams is not buying the rumors that Kyrie Irving could leave the Nets after reports that he has not talked with the team about a contract extension. “There is zero chance that Kyrie Irving plays for another team next year other that the Brooklyn Nets. Zero. Zero,” Williams […]
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One Warriors fan was really creative with his celebration of the team winning its seventh championship. The fan put his goat in a Steph Curry jersey. The Golden State’s superstar won his fourth championship along with his first Finals MVP. This fan thought that Curry deserved to be the G.O.A.T (the greatest of all time).
Two of the main brilliant pieces of the Houston Rockets have approached the franchise brass for a potential contract extension. Per Kelly Iko of The Athletic, representatives for both Kevin Porter Jr. and Jae’Sean Tate came over to the Rockets office to talk about inking an extended partnership. Both Porter Jr. and Tate are eligible […]
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It was reported recently that Kyrie Irving and the Nets are not discussing contract extension, raising speculations that he might leave Brooklyn. The 30-year-old former NBA champion has one more year left in his contract which is a player option that he can exercise this summer to remain with the Nets for another season. While […]
The Detroit Pistons have strongly expressed an interest to retain Marvin Bagley in Michigan. Insider Marc Stein has penned down recently that this intention was rooted from Bagley III making a strong impression in the franchise upon the 2021-2022 mid-season acquisition. Amid great anticipation regarding Detroit’s intentions with Jerami Grant (will he finally be traded?) […]
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The Hawks are likely to part ways with their second-top scorer John Collins this offseason. It was reported recently that the 24-year-old power forward wants to be moved too. Collins was by Atlanta back in 2017 and has spent his whole NBA career with the team. Over the five years with the Hawks he averaged […]
Former U.S. President Donald Trump took another shot at Lakers superstar LeBron James during his speech at the American Freedom Tour in Memphis. He echoed a joke he made recently by saying that while he can’t stand the four-time NBA champion, he would like to have him as a captain of his women’s basketball team. […]
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Now four-time NBA champion Draymond Green addressed the crowd during the Warriors Championship Parade in San Francisco as he made an epic speech. “This has been an amazing year,” the Warriors forward said. “I told y’all ‘Don’t let us win a f*cking championship’ and clearly nobody could stop it. I warned y’all. I’m just going […]
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Steph Curry and the Warriors had their fourth championship parade in eight years after defeating the Celtics 4-2 in this year’s NBA Finals. According to the four-time NBA champion, celebrating titles never gets old, especially after three difficult years that Golden State went through. “I feel amazing,” the 34-year-old point guard said. “It never gets […]
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Karl-Anthony Towns has one two more years left on his current four-year deal with the Timberwolves. He will be eligible to sign a supermax extension this summer. The 26-year-old center has full backing of Minnesota’s new president Tim Connelly who says he would like to see Towns spend his entire career with the team. “I […]
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After winning this year’s NBA championship Steve Kerr now has nine rings if we combine his titles as a player and as a coach. While talking to the media during the celebration parade the Warriors head coach admitted that he didn’t see his team winning it all when the training camp began. “[It feels] incredible,” […]
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Wolves president Tim Connelly holds high hopes on Anthony Edwards: He can be the best player in the world’
New Minnesota Timberwolves president Tim Connelly has offered some high praise for Anthony Edwards. He believes that the sky’s the only limit for the 20-year-old talent to reach his fullest potential. “The guy can be as good as anybody in the world,” Connelly said of Edwards, per Chris Hine of Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “That type of […]
The wounds of the failed 2022 postseason run are still fresh for Jimmy Butler. Butler openly admitted that he’s not yet ready to be engaged with basketball conversations this offseason. His Miami Heat-led team just came up short to seal a deep playoff journey this year, falling in a seven-game grueling series against the Boston […]
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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Miami Heat veteran forward PJ Tucker will opt out of his $7.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season and enter free agency. Several championship-contending teams are expected to compete for Tucker, who was a key part of Milwaukee’s title run in 2021.
Walter Tavares was named the MVP after an outstanding series. Real Madrid won one of their most hard fought titles after a tough season. Few people expected back in March that the white team could reach the Euroleague finals and win the Spanish league. To make things harder, their coach Pablo Laso sufferered a stroke […]
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The Golden State Warriors star forward Draymond Green has a message for the haters: “Winners win. That’s what we do! I said it all: SHUT UP! We don’t wanna hear it!”
According to a recent report, German point guard Dennis Schroder isn’t expected to re-sign with the rebuilding Houston Rockets this summer: “With regards to their own free agents, Dennis Schröder is liked in Houston, but he’s expected to have a new home for the 2022-23 season, sources told The Athletic,” Kelly Iko wrote. “Schröder arrived […]
Lou Williams has no plans yet of hanging his jerseys and basketball shoes for good. The veteran guard will hit the 2022 offseason by being “proactive in talking to teams during free agency” to explore another playing opportunity (h/t Shams Charania of The Athletic). The 17-year microwave cager will now become an unrestricted free agent […]
A promising piece of the Rockets’ young nucleus might eventually head out of the Clutch City this offseason. Rockets insider Kelly Iko reported on Sunday that Kenyon Martin Jr. has approached the Houston brass to openly express some possibilities to be traded. Added by Iko, there’s no bad blood existing between both sides, and Martin […]
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The Timberwolves are open to possibly landing Clint Capela in Minneapolis. In the recent inside pass of The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Minnesota reportedly discussed acquiring a veteran center to their lineup, including the Hawks big man. Capela has been a regular starting center of Atlanta for the previous two seasons. Following their 2021 deep Eastern […]
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During his appearance on The Old Man and The Three podcast, former Duke and NBA star forward Grant Hill says one of his career regrets was not calling Phil Jackson back after he tried to call him multiple times to join Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. Later that season big man Pau Gasol […]
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Kyrie Irving, Nets not discussing contract extension; Opens door for All-star guard to possibly consider leaving Brooklyn
As the 2022 NBA offseason officially tips off, the drama between Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets have suddenly exploded. League sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic that both sides have reportedly reached an impasse regarding an extended partnership. He further noted that this could signal the star point guard to part ways and […]
Tomas Satoransky is nearing to enter the European basketball door again and leave the NBA field this offseason. Aris Barkas of Eurohoops.net has reported that the free agent guard is getting closer to striking a deal with FC Barcelona. Satoranksy spent two seasons in Barcelona before entering the NBA in 2016, four years after he […]
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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Indiana Pacers are seriously discussing trades around big man Myles Turner and combo guard Malcolm Brogdon. The New York Knicks and Washington Wizards have talked with the Pacers about Malcolm Brogdon. Both teams have a need for a starting point guard. The Charlotte Hornets have […]
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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, star guard Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets are “at impasse” which clears the way for him to test the open market. The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are expected to be suitors.
Prominent China’s slave labor critic Enes Kanter Freedom opened up to OutKick about various topics, including how to stand with him against NBA’s ties to communist China. Bobby Burack: What would you tell other NBA players who want to speak out but are afraid? Enes Kanter Freedom: My message to the players and your readers […]
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Tracy McGrady on Luka Doncic: “He can’t jump over a dollar but skill-wise, his skill level is off the charts”
The star of the Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic is undoubtedly one of the most talented young players of the NBA. He has become one of the top players in the entire league right from the first year when he entered it. The Slovenian superstar is also the favorite young player of a former NBA star […]
The 76ers acquired James Harden just before the trade deadline with hopes of making a deep playoff run and possibly contending for a championship. The former NAB MVP joined another MVP-caliber player Joel Embiid to form a big duo that gave hopes to Philadelphia. However, the Sixers exited the playoffs in the second round as […]
San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Muray did not have the best of relationship with his father until now. He used the Father’s Day to reconcile with his father and shared a heartfelt message on social media to announce it. We Had Our Differences For Almost 7-8 Years And I Just Want A Relationship With […]
According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Chicago Bulls “have informed teams” that star guard Zach LaVine plans on signing a 5-year max contract with them. Last season, Zach LaVine, 27, averaged 24.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game.
He’s one of a kind. He’s controversial. He’s a pest. He’s an all-time great. Ask a hundred people how they feel about him, and you’ll probably get a hundred different responses. But these are the facts: he’s an irrepressible champion; the heartbeat of one of the most dominant dynasties in NBA history; and a singular […]
NBA Mock Draft Notes: Kings, Ivey, Pacers, Pistons, Wizards, Knicks, Turner, Brogdon, Duarte, Jackson, Blazers, Grant, Ayton
A few notes as we get closer to the draft on Thursday. With the 2022 NBA draft approaching, the Sacramento Kings are most likely trading their #4 pick, but to what team? Of all the teams ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski mentioned that are interested in Jaden Ivey (Pistons, Pacers, Wizards, & Knicks), I believe players from […]
According to Adam Borai, the Miami Heat are interested in trading for the Detroit Pistons power forward Jerami Grant this offseason: “Jerami Grant’s trade candidacy has been heating up the past few weeks. Concerns over his extension have stalled potential suitors from seriously engaging with DET as of now. As previously reported, the Blazers & […]
Fan-favorite Boban Marjanovic landed in Houston after he along with other players was traded by the Mavericks to the Rockets for Christian Wood. The 33-year-old center has one more year left on his current contract which would earn him $3.5 million next season. According to Jonathan Feigen of Houston Chronicle, the Rockets are weighing keeping the […]
According to Tim Bontemps of ESPN, the Denver Nuggets veteran power forward Jeff Green exercised his $4.5 million player option to return to the Denver Nuggets next season. Green, 35, was a stalwart in the team’s starting lineup last season, filling in at power forward in the absence of injured forward Michael Porter Jr. Green, […]
Grayson Allen underwent minimal procedure to address left ring finger issues; To be available in the Bucks training camp
Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen underwent a successful minimal procedure in his left ring finger issues, team general manager Jon Horst revealed on Friday during a pre-draft media availability. Added by Horst, the said complication has been bothering Allen throughout the 2021-2022 season and the surgery has no lasting effects. “A lot of times, guys […]
Prominent China’s slave labor critic Enes Kanter Freedom opened up to OutKick about various topics, including the reason why the sports media is ignoring the NBA’s business relationship with communist China. Bobby Burack: How much has the sports media contributed to the faux social justice branding of the NBA? ESPN hosts like Bomani Jones and […]
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