Game 7 was winding down, and the Spurs needed a bucket to have any hope of making a late comeback. The Nuggets were up four with under a minute to go. DeMar DeRozan could have cut it to three, but he missed the first of two free throws. It was a two-possession game and San Antonio needed a stop and a
Posted: May 25, 2019, 5:00 am
Draymond Green realizes special teams only stay together for so long before something breaks them apart. That's why the Warriors decided from Day 1 of training camp to cherish this season. Golden State is a franchise in its prime — five straight trips to the NBA Finals and seeking a third consecutive
Posted: May 25, 2019, 4:43 am
In a move that could disrupt some types of betting on the Finals, the NBA plans to cut off unauthorized sportsbooks from accessing the league's official data feed starting next week. Sportradar, an authorized data distributor for the NBA, sent a letter Thursday notifying sportsbook operators that
Posted: May 25, 2019, 3:39 am
Draymond Green has three championships with the Golden State Warriors. All of them have come against a LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers team.
Posted: May 25, 2019, 1:11 am
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is unlikely to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday against either the Toronto Raptors or Milwaukee Bucks. Durant has missed the past five games with a right calf injury and he told reporters on Friday that he was initially worried that he had torn
Posted: May 24, 2019, 10:43 pm
Nikola Jokic just keeps making history. The NBA announced yesterday that the Denver Nuggets' All-Star center has been named to the All-NBA First Team, becoming only the second player in team history to receive the high honor. David Thompson, who was selected to the squad over four decades ago in
Posted: May 24, 2019, 8:37 pm
No more having to wait until 12AM eastern time to see where free agents are going
Posted: May 24, 2019, 7:35 pm
With the announcement of the All-NBA Teams on Thursday, there was one name left off the list that concerns the Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson. While teammates Stephen Curry, First Team, and Kevin Durant, Second Team, earned nods, Thompson didn't. And that will cost him a lot of money — up to
Posted: May 24, 2019, 7:34 pm
The 2018-19 All-NBA teams were announced Thursday. Who got snubbed? Seeing as how I voted for the All-NBA teams, I can't rightly label someone a snub unless they made my ballot but didn't make the first, second or third team, right? Wouldn't make sense. There's only one guy who qualifies
Posted: May 24, 2019, 6:19 pm
Giannis Antetokounmpo is having issues running the Bucks' offense and scoring against the Raptors' Kawhi Leonard, who has Toronto on the brink of the NBA Finals.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 4:59 pm
The idea seems fairly far-fetched, even for the Lakers.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 3:52 pm
**NOTE: The news clips and articles listed don't necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of the Cleveland Cavaliers or their Basketball Operations staff, partners, or sponsors.** Author: Chris Manning Publication: Fear the Sword Matthew Dellavedova will be representing his home country this summer
Posted: May 24, 2019, 2:47 pm
HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets came within one win of the NBA Finals in 2018, and were expected to have another deep playoff run this postseason. However, things didn't exactly pan out that way as the Rockets were eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals in six
Posted: May 24, 2019, 1:40 pm
The NBA announced the finalists for six awards that honor top performers from the 2018-19 regular season: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man Award, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year. The winners of these
Posted: May 24, 2019, 12:18 pm
Is the NBA talent level at an all-time high?
Posted: May 24, 2019, 11:46 am
5. New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis, 5.3 This ranking stands as proof that the metrics we used don't dock points for trade requests. Davis is the first player in these rankings to finish among the top 10 in each of the three catch-alls. He was seventh in RPM, fourth in BPM and fifth in PIPM. But
Posted: May 24, 2019, 11:00 am
The Toronto Raptors moved to within one win of a first appearance in the NBA Finals after an inspirational display from Kawhi Leonard.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 9:08 am
After the Raptors beat the Bucks, Canadian rapper Drake defended his courtside antics during the Eastern Conference Finals.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 8:22 am
Bob Ford: Tobias Harris represents Sixers' real free-agent dilemma Tobias Harris, particularly for someone about to be paid superstar NBA wages, has the odd distinction of having been traded seven times, sort of. Two of those don't really count, because the deals were for a future first-round
Posted: May 24, 2019, 8:00 am
Back on Dec. 7, 2016, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers made headlines for participating in the water bottle challenge during a game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. As it turns out, the then-defending champs never took that game seriously...and still won by 32 points. On
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:42 am
Former NBA high-flyer Jason Richardson has his eyes set on an NBA front office spot after he gets his degree in sports business. Richardson, who is a two-time Slam Dunk champion, says he's interested in how you put together an NBA team. “I'm just enjoying being with my family,” Richardson told
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:00 am
The Detroit Pistons have a series of well-defined needs entering the 2019 offseason, and chief among them might be a sharp-shooting primary ball handler who can run the pick-and-roll and create offense for himself. It doesn't sound like an easy thing to find, but that player might be Seth Curry,
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:00 am
Since the NBA announced finalists for June 24th NBA Awards ceremony, PtR has been posting the finalists in each category. We've discussed Kia NBA categories Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man, and Defensive Player of the Year. In the past, the annual awards were handed. But three
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:00 am
We look forward to the draft by profiling three players who could be on the Suns' short list the night of the NBA Draft next month. Kyle Lowry has shown his intangible value during these playoffs and is rounding into an even better playmaker as his career moves along. He might be the top Suns trade
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:00 am
BALTIMORE — For six games, the Golden State Warriors have been slathered in praise for remembering how to win without Kevin Durant. Durant may be the best basketball player on the planet, but he hurt his calf with two minutes to go in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Warriors' Western Conference
Posted: May 24, 2019, 4:40 am
Trading DeMar DeRozan was worth this. The Toronto Raptors are closer to the NBA Finals than they have ever been, with a chance to close out the Milwaukee Bucks at home in Saturday night’s Game 6, and it’s all thanks to Kawhi Leonard, the man they acquired for DeRozan this past July. Leonard scored
Posted: May 24, 2019, 3:04 am
Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker were also big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced. LeBron James also
Posted: May 24, 2019, 2:06 am
Pelinka might have the belief that free agents want to come to L.A., but we'll believe it when we see it.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 1:30 am
Over the past few years, one of the minor trends of the G League deals with the growth of Division II alums that have been able to shine. This run started during the 2016-17 season where Alabama-Huntsville alum Josh Magette stood out as one of the league's better guards by putting up 15.8 points,
Posted: May 24, 2019, 1:13 am
Draymond Green, Charles Barkley weigh in on Drake's sideline antics: He can't shoot, nor can he pass
If the Raptors advance to the NBA Finals, Draymond Green isn't worried about Drake's sideline antics.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 12:23 am
Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced Thursday. LeBron
Posted: May 24, 2019, 12:09 am
Free agency doesn't begin in the NBA until the night of June 30, but for LeBron James, it can't hurt to start recruiting other players to sign with the Lakers this summer. After all, players don't get penalized for “tampering”, only coaches and front office executives. The Lakers struck out
Posted: May 23, 2019, 11:04 pm
NBA prospect Terence Davis recently had a workout with the Golden State Warriors, according to a person with knowledge of the schedule. The person told USA TODAY Sports Media Group's Warriors Wire on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly on this matter.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 10:10 pm
The NBA just announced this year's selections for All-NBA teams, and included on that list of names is Kemba Walker, the Charlotte Hornets's franchise player. The selection triggers Walker's eligibility for a supermax contract, worth $221.3 million over a period of five seasons. Should Walker
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:48 pm
The All-NBA team selections have been released, and while the league's best players made it, a few curveballs were thrown: The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, the Sacramento Kings' Marvin Bagley III, and the Indiana Pacers' Domantas Sabonis each got one vote to be part of All-NBA honors. These
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:39 pm
Klay Thompson received the eighth-most votes among guards.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:37 pm
A bit player on the Orlando Magic's 2017-18 team that won just 25 games, forward Wes Iwundu recently had it dawn upon him just how far both he and the team came in a year's time. Now a key rotational player on a Magic squad that made the NBA's biggest improvement (17 more wins) and one that
Posted: May 23, 2019, 6:54 pm
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, LA Clippers Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers Landry Shamet, LA Clippers Mitchell Robinson, New York Knicks Kevin Huerter
Posted: May 23, 2019, 6:49 pm
Gilbert Arenas is back in the news for controversial comments on his podcast. This time, he's going after bench mob celebrations.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 5:26 pm
The Bulls have moved up or down in the NBA draft seven times since 2001. Here's a look at the ones that panned out (Lauri Markkanen, Nikola Mirotic) and the ones that didn't (Tyrus Thomas, Tyson Chandler).
Posted: May 23, 2019, 4:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (May 22, 2019) – Organizers announced today the schedule of daily doubleheaders for the Salt Lake City Summer League presented by University of Utah Health and the Utah Sports Commission on July 1-3 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The six-game, four-team summer showcase is conducted in a round-robin
Posted: May 23, 2019, 4:15 pm
Lebron James is already a top five all-time NBA great. He has loads of NBA records and accomplishments, but some members of the Lakers organization would apparently like to see him traded, according to ESPN NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith, who reported on the Lakers' turmoil on May 8. “Nothing is out
Posted: May 23, 2019, 3:10 pm
Three days later, he became the first Indian player to score in an NBA game, against the Utah Jazz. Bhullar had signed a 10-day contract with the NBA's G League, an official minor league. Each season, NBA teams can sign players for 10-day contracts before either signing or releasing them. While he
Posted: May 23, 2019, 1:37 pm
The perks never stop coming for Drake. The Raptors reversed the curse with a very expensive jacket.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:51 am
Ben Simmons, Andrew Bogut and Patty Mills were among nine NBA players included in Australia's the 17-man squad for this year's basketball World Cup on Thursday. The Boomers, who were fourth at the Rio Olympics, have been drawn against Canada, Senegal and Lithuania in the opening round group
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:30 am
Heat legend Dwyane Wade says Clippers guard Patrick Beverley's All-Defense Team snub is 'disrespectful and sad'
NBA legend Dwyane Wade is not happy with Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley's exclusion on this season's NBA All-Defensive team. Via Twiter, Wade expressed his disappointment that Beverley — who's known all over the league for his tenacity on the defensive end of the floor — was
Posted: May 23, 2019, 6:11 am
Jim Barnett was fresh off graduation from the University of Oregon when he arrived at Celtics President Red Auerbach's office to sign his rookie contract. Before discussing terms with Barnett, Auerbach read a letter aloud from Leon Clark, Boston's second-round pick, in which Clark asked for a
Posted: May 23, 2019, 5:13 am
5 picks per day, beginning at 11pm EST. Email me your pick. Don't forget, or I'm picking Cam Reddish for your team! Let me know if I've missed any trades. All completed trades as of 5/22 Minnesota has traded Jeff Teague and pick 43 to Indiana Pacers for the rights to Andrew Betts. The Brooklyn
Posted: May 23, 2019, 5:00 am
Monty Williams gained a lot of respect for Jeanie Buss from interviewing with Lakers, and he feels bad when he sees the things being said about her and the organization in the media
Unlike Magic Johnson, when presented the opportunity to kick the Los Angeles Lakers while they are down, new Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams instead took the professional route, praising Jeanie Buss and the other representatives of the franchise he met with in a recent interview. During a podcast
Posted: May 23, 2019, 5:00 am
This summer will be crucial for some NBA teams, as some of the best players in the league like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, and Klay Thompson are expected to hit the market. There are several franchises with enough cap space that can offer one or two of these guys max contracts, but some
Posted: May 23, 2019, 5:00 am
Dedric Lawson posted big numbers over his two years at Memphis and lone year at Kansas under Bill Self, but concerns about his position and defensive intensity have scouts mixed on his NBA potential. Could he be there for the taking for the Bulls at pick 38? And would he be the right choice?
Posted: May 23, 2019, 4:17 am