Pelton mailbag: How much can summer league predict stardom? - ESPN

Sunday 23 July 2017

ESPN Pelton mailbag: How much can summer league predict stardom? ESPN This week's mailbag features your questions on the effectiveness of playing with multiple point guards at the same time, changing NBA position names, the value of spending early in free agency and more. You can tweet your q... Read more

Lonzo's Game Trumps LaVar's Talk - TMZ.com

Sunday 23 July 2017

TMZ.com Lonzo's Game Trumps LaVar's Talk TMZ.com NBA commissioner Adam Silver is showin' mad love for Lonzo Ball ... saying it's Zo's game -- not his dad, LaVar's big mouth -- that has the whole league buzzin'. We talked to Silver -- one of the coolest guys in all of s... Read more

These are the top upcoming NBA prospects you need to know about - Hoops Hype

Saturday 22 July 2017

Hoops Hype These are the top upcoming NBA prospects you need to know about Hoops Hype While he was long expected to play for the Washington Huskies much like 2017 NBA No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz, he switched schools when the program fired Lorenzo Romar. Now he and younger brother Jontay Por... Read more

Jared Sullinger battling to keep his weight down, get back in the NBA - CBSSports.com

Saturday 22 July 2017

CBSSports.com Jared Sullinger battling to keep his weight down, get back in the NBA CBSSports.com Jared Sullinger was once a first-round draft pick. He spent the first four years of his career as a consistent rotation player with the Celtics, but his fifth season would be his last. He played only... Read more

Why Kyrie Irving's trade request isn't a betrayal of LeBron James - ESPN

Saturday 22 July 2017

ESPN Why Kyrie Irving's trade request isn't a betrayal of LeBron James ESPN The Cavaliers have a singular tradeable asset: Kyrie Irving. Which he knows because Cleveland had included him in trade talks around the NBA draft, league sources told ESPN. Long before Irving voiced his desire to... Read more

NBA star fires back after internet says son is too white - New York Post

Saturday 22 July 2017

New York Post NBA star fires back after internet says son is too white New York Post Last year, Conley signed what at the time was the most lucrative contract in NBA history, worth $153 million. Conley and wife Mary had extra reason to celebrate in 2016 when the pair had their first child, Myles.... Read more

Aldridge: John Wall agrees to 4-year extension with Washington Wizards - NBA.com

Saturday 22 July 2017

NBA.com Aldridge: John Wall agrees to 4-year extension with Washington Wizards NBA.com He has agreed to the four-year, $170 million extension from the Washington Wizards under the Designated Player Veteran Exception, which makes him one of the highest paid players in the NBA . What's more, th... Read more

Kyrie Irving seeks to move away from LeBron - NBA.com (blog)

Friday 21 July 2017

NBA.com (blog) Kyrie Irving seeks to move away from LeBron NBA.com (blog) Cleveland offered the GM job to former NBA star Chauncey Billups, but Billups turned the Cavs down after considering the offer for a couple of weeks. Assistant GM Koby Altman has been handling most of the team's day-to-... Read more

Natalie Nakase and Nicki Gross on coaching in the NBA Summer League - ESPN

Friday 21 July 2017

ESPN Natalie Nakase and Nicki Gross on coaching in the NBA Summer League ESPN The NBA summer league, which wrapped on Monday, was Christmas in July for many basketball fans. But for Natalie Nakase (L.A. Clippers) and Nicki Gross (Toronto Raptors) -- the league's only women assistant coaches -... Read more

15-Year-Old CEO Of Mo's Bows Enters Licensing Deal With NBA - NPR

Friday 21 July 2017

15-Year-Old CEO Of Mo's Bows Enters Licensing Deal With NBA NPR NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Moziah Bridges, the 15-year-old CEO of Mo's Bows, who just entered a licensing deal with the NBA . Bridges started his bow tie company with his mom when he was 9. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: On this ... Read more

Ex-NBA star Antawn Jamison gave up game for his kids, but maybe not for long haul - Charlotte Obs...

Friday 21 July 2017

Ex- NBA star Antawn Jamison gave up game for his kids, but maybe not for long haul Charlotte Observer Former NBA All-Star Antawn Jamison was playing a round recently at The Golf Club at Ballantyne with longtime friend and college teammate Vince Carter. “I don't understand how he does it,” Jam... Read more

An NBA junkie's guide for alternative hoops this summer - ESPN

Friday 21 July 2017

ESPN An NBA junkie's guide for alternative hoops this summer ESPN Now that NBA summer league has concluded, the winter of NBA activity has arrived. Even with the regular season starting earlier than usual this fall, the opening tip isn't for another 88 days. Separate isn't always bett... Read more

NBA: A basketball junkie's guide for alternative hoops this summer - ESPN

Friday 21 July 2017

ESPN NBA: A basketball junkie's guide for alternative hoops this summer ESPN Now that NBA summer league has concluded, the winter of NBA activity has arrived. Even with the regular season starting earlier than usual this fall, the opening ... and more » Read more

2017 NBA Free-Agency Awards: Which Teams and Players Won the Offseason? - Bleacher Report

Friday 21 July 2017

Bleacher Report 2017 NBA Free-Agency Awards: Which Teams and Players Won the Offseason? Bleacher Report Though a few reasonable targets still populate the NBA 's free-agency pool, most of the action is now behind us. It's time to gear up for training camp, preseason action and—gasp—the lo... Read more

Scoring Sensation Russ Smith's Message to NBA Doubters: 'I for Damn Sure Belong' - Bleacher Report

Friday 21 July 2017

Scoring Sensation Russ Smith's Message to NBA Doubters: 'I for Damn Sure Belong' Bleacher Report He spent that season and the next being shuttled back and forth between the NBA (where he appeared in 27 games for the New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies) and its Development Leagu... Read more

Ranking NBA's Up-and-Coming Free-Agent Destinations - Bleacher Report

Friday 21 July 2017

Bleacher Report Ranking NBA's Up-and-Coming Free-Agent Destinations Bleacher Report Move over, San Antonio Spurs. Have fun scouring the bargain bin, Golden State Warriors. Enjoy the onset stages of your rebuild, Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks(?). Stop hogging all the offseason headlines, ... Read more

After signing NBA contract, N. Fulton native buys mom a Range Rover - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Thursday 20 July 2017

Atlanta Journal Constitution After signing NBA contract, N. Fulton native buys mom a Range Rover Atlanta Journal Constitution A month after signing his rookie contract and playing in the NBA's summer league in Las Vegas, Simmons decided it was time to pay back one of the loves of his life, hi... Read more

NBA Free Agency: Derrick Rose reportedly in 'serious talks' to join Cavs on 1-year deal - CBSSpor...

Thursday 20 July 2017

CBSSports.com NBA Free Agency: Derrick Rose reportedly in 'serious talks' to join Cavs on 1-year deal CBSSports.com NBA Free Agency: Derrick Rose reportedly in 'serious talks' to join Cavs on 1-year deal. Rose may soon be off the market. Will he play for the Cavs, or will it be th... Read more

Kevin Durant to coach top prospects at The NBA Academy India - NBA.com

Thursday 20 July 2017

NBA.com Kevin Durant to coach top prospects at The NBA Academy India NBA.com NEW DELHI AND NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association ( NBA ) today announced that NBA Champion Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors will visit India to support the continued growth of basketball in the count... Read more

A fateful decision by the NBA players' union 2 years ago is coming back to haunt the players - Bu...

Thursday 20 July 2017

Business Insider A fateful decision by the NBA players' union 2 years ago is coming back to haunt the players Business Insider Nerlens Noel is one NBA player dealing with the new, tighter-cap environment. Tony Gutierrez/AP. The NBA is seeing another dramatic result of a decision the NBA playe... Read more

Five available NBA free agents who could make sense with Wolves - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thursday 20 July 2017

Minneapolis Star Tribune Five available NBA free agents who could make sense with Wolves Minneapolis Star Tribune As Jerry Zgoda notes, the NBA free agent market was impacted this year by a combination of last year's frenzy (leaving some teams strapped) and a lower-than-expected salary cap nu... Read more

How the NBA made summer league a real thing and stole July in the process - Washington Post

Thursday 20 July 2017

Washington Post How the NBA made summer league a real thing and stole July in the process Washington Post More than a month has passed since the NBA 's last competitive game, but a funny thing is taking place: The league is as relevant in July as it was when the Warriors were cutting down the... Read more

Luka Doncic Might Be the Best European NBA Prospect of the 21st Century - The Ringer (blog)

Thursday 20 July 2017

The Ringer (blog) Luka Doncic Might Be the Best European NBA Prospect of the 21st Century The Ringer (blog) “I've been tracking him for years,” a statistical analyst for an NBA team told me. “My model has him as the second-best player in the world outside of the NBA . If I was running a team ... Read more

From Dream Teams to superteams - ESPN

Thursday 20 July 2017

From Dream Teams to superteams ESPN Since then the NBA has been turned inside out. Before the 2012-13 season, Harden was traded suddenly to the Rockets, a team that just stunned the league again by trading for Chris Paul. They now join the NBA's powerhouse teams alongside the Golden ... ... Read more

How Dream Teams are leading to superteams in today's NBA - ESPN

Thursday 20 July 2017

ESPN How Dream Teams are leading to superteams in today's NBA ESPN A few weeks later, the trio represented the Thunder as the only NBA organization with three members on the star-studded 2012 Team USA squad that ripped through the London Olympics. Since then the NBA has been turned inside out... Read more

NBA Teams That Should Be Tanking During 2017-18 Season - Bleacher Report

Thursday 20 July 2017

Bleacher Report NBA Teams That Should Be Tanking During 2017-18 Season Bleacher Report As the NBA free-agency craze grinds to a slow halt, not every team has a firm grasp on where it stands. This is great news for the ones that do—particularly when they know there's no chance of playing meani... Read more

Cleared of wrongful attempted murder charge, Eric Griffin gets new NBA chance - Yahoo Sports

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Yahoo Sports Cleared of wrongful attempted murder charge, Eric Griffin gets new NBA chance Yahoo Sports The new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA's teams and players included a provision that created a new kind of agreement — a “two-way” contract — that acts as sort of a bridge ... Read more

Report: Con man scammed free shoes out of Paul George, other NBA players - CBSSports.com

Wednesday 19 July 2017

CBSSports.com Report: Con man scammed free shoes out of Paul George, other NBA players CBSSports.com In very important offseason news, we now have a story involving a con man, Adele, Lionel Messi, NBA stars and free shoes. No, it's not the setup to a joke, though this story is quite humorous.... Read more

The long road to the NBA bench, Ultimate Frisbee's move and the Tour de Party - ESPN

Wednesday 19 July 2017

ESPN The long road to the NBA bench, Ultimate Frisbee's move and the Tour de Party ESPN rantnrave:// Is the NBA playing with fire or embracing change by abandoning home and road jersey guidelines? It's hard to decide where to land on the league's decision to rejigger its uniforms. Nik... Read more

NBA Free-Agency Report Cards for All 30 Teams so Far - Bleacher Report

Wednesday 19 July 2017

ESPN NBA Free-Agency Report Cards for All 30 Teams so Far Bleacher Report One minute, you're glued to Twitter, watching NBA free agency unfold in real-time, your mind racing to figure out why Gordon Hayward joined the Boston Celtics twice. Then, before you know it, the time has come to delive... Read more

Biggest Hole Every NBA Team Still Needs to Fill - Bleacher Report

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Bleacher Report Biggest Hole Every NBA Team Still Needs to Fill Bleacher Report Basketball's biggest garage sale—known formally as the 2017 NBA offseason—is winding down as both supply and demand dwindle. But the task of personnel management is a yearlong endeavor. As rosters come into focus,... Read more

Magic Johnson Says Summer League Shows Lonzo Ball Can Succeed in NBA - Bleacher Report

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Bleacher Report Magic Johnson Says Summer League Shows Lonzo Ball Can Succeed in NBA Bleacher Report As Magic Johnson sees it, Lonzo Ball's Las Vegas Summer League performance was just the tip of the iceberg. Speaking Tuesday at an introductory press conference for free-agent addition Kentavi... Read more

Pierce's one-day in Boston spent reflecting, retiring and trolling Danny Ainge - ESPN

Wednesday 19 July 2017

ESPN Pierce's one-day in Boston spent reflecting, retiring and trolling Danny Ainge ESPN The 2008 NBA championship cemented his legacy in Boston and endeared him forever to a decidedly persnickety fan base. "I felt like Paul grew a lot here," Ainge said. "He faced that stabbing... Read more

The Celtics are the NBA offseason's big winners, while the Knicks once again lose - Washington Post

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Washington Post The Celtics are the NBA offseason's big winners, while the Knicks once again lose Washington Post After a frenetic few weeks, the NBA offseason has mostly closed. With a few exceptions — most notably Pau Gasol, who will officially return to the San Antonio Spurs sometime in th... Read more

Attempting to clear up the NBA's new uniform confusion - ESPN

Tuesday 18 July 2017

ESPN Attempting to clear up the NBA's new uniform confusion ESPN With NBA uniforms changing over from Adidas to Nike for the 2017-18 season, anticipation for the new designs has been running high. Nike released some details about the new jerseys today, but many questions still remain. Here... Read more

Top rookies, surprises and disappointments in summer league - ESPN

Tuesday 18 July 2017

ESPN Top rookies, surprises and disappointments in summer league ESPN You can already see how many aspects of Smith's game will translate to real NBA competition. It's too bad he can't play in the triangle. Micah Adams, ESPN Stats & Information: After a rough start, Ball was in to... Read more

Joel Embiid was genuinely shocked to learn he didn't have a better 2K rating than Steph Curry - F...

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Forbes Joel Embiid was genuinely shocked to learn he didn't have a better 2K rating than Steph Curry For The Win Joel Embiid played 31 games last season after missing the first two seasons of his NBA career. But in those 31 games, he was tremendous. Embiid averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebound... Read more

NBA In July? League Scores Bright Spot In Summer Ratings - NPR

Monday 17 July 2017

NPR NBA In July? League Scores Bright Spot In Summer Ratings NPR Monday night in Las Vegas, thousands are expected to turn out for an NBA Championship game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trailblazers. Hundreds of thousands more, at least, are expected to tune in to ESPN for live cove... Read more

After 24 years, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander selling team - NBA.com (blog)

Monday 17 July 2017

NBA.com (blog) After 24 years, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander selling team NBA.com (blog) The 73-year-old businessman and financier won back-to-back championships in 1994 and 1995 in his first two seasons as team owner and has spent more than two decades trying to get his team back to the... Read more

Scott Perry realizes his dream of becoming an NBA general manager - The Undefeated

Monday 17 July 2017

The Undefeated Scott Perry realizes his dream of becoming an NBA general manager The Undefeated This April 26, 2017, photo shows Sacramento Kings Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Scott Perry at the Kings NBA training facility in Sacramento, Calif. A person with knowledge of the d... Read more

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Carmelo Anthony, Brandon Knight and More - Bleacher Report

Monday 17 July 2017

Bleacher Report NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Carmelo Anthony, Brandon Knight and More Bleacher Report The 2017 edition of the NBA offseason has been an entertaining one. While it's often the NFL that commands the summer offseason, basketball has remained front and center ever since the en... Read more

Mental coach of 3 top NBA draft picks shares 7 ways you can thrive under pressure - CNBC

Monday 17 July 2017

CNBC Mental coach of 3 top NBA draft picks shares 7 ways you can thrive under pressure CNBC Do you ever wonder how a basketball player can stand at the free throw line with the game in his hands in front of 30 million viewers and casually sink a shot? How about when a surgeon is in the middle of ... Read more

The center position in the NBA is dying - SB Nation

Monday 17 July 2017

SB Nation The center position in the NBA is dying SB Nation More than two weeks into the 2017 NBA free agency period, nine centers have signed new contracts for a combined $145 million. Nine centers have combined to lock up a bit more guaranteed money than Jrue Holiday. Nine centers have combined... Read more

NBA -- Summer league, the showcase for undrafted free agents - ESPN

Monday 17 July 2017

ESPN NBA -- Summer league, the showcase for undrafted free agents ESPN For every top pick lighting it up in Las Vegas, there are dozens of undrafted free agents scratching and clawing for the chance to land an NBA roster spot. and more » Read more

5 Worst NBA Contracts at Every Position - Bleacher Report

Monday 17 July 2017

Bleacher Report 5 Worst NBA Contracts at Every Position Bleacher Report Positional designations were determined using Basketball-Reference's play-by-play data and confirmed by looking at NBA .com's lineup numbers. Remember: These contracts are viewed from a team's perspective alone. T... Read more

Kendrick Perkins hopes to return to NBA after season off - ESPN.com - ESPN

Sunday 16 July 2017

ESPN Kendrick Perkins hopes to return to NBA after season off - ESPN.com ESPN Kendrick Perkins told the Boston Globe he isn't retired despite taking a year off and he is getting into shape with the hopes of earning an invite to an NBA team's ... Kendrick Perkins Seeking NBA Return - ... Read more

'The sky's the limit' for NBA draft mystery man Frank Ntilikina - ESPN

Wednesday 21 June 2017

ESPN 'The sky's the limit' for NBA draft mystery man Frank Ntilikina ESPN Ntilikina, the highly regarded 18-year-old prospect from France, had been on the radar of most NBA decision-makers for the past 12 months. The 6-foot-5 guard with a 7-foot wingspan was taken No. 8 overall by the... Read more
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