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Six days until the opener and the Knicks are starting to look very familiar — and not necessarily in a good way. In brief: Carmelo Anthony is shooting a lot and scoring many points on isolations, while quicker opponents are wide open on the perimeter at…Upvote Share Tweet
nba.com 3 hours agoPhoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren has sustained a small crack in a bone in his left thumb. He will be treated with a splint and rest. There is no timetable for his return.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 4 hours agoNew Clippers owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center, and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com 5 hours agoThe Utah Jazz announced today that the team has waived forward Jack Cooley and guard Dahntay Jones. Following the moves, Utah's roster now stands at 15 players.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Carmelo Anthony Hit Game-Winner In Waning Seconds Versus Wizardsdimemag.com 8 hours agoThe ball isn’t supposed to stick in the triangle offense, but sometimes scorers need to do what they do best. For the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, that’s facing up from the mid-post, surveying the defense, and going to work, a strategy he utilized …Upvote Share TweetLos Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says he trusts player Blake Griffin, and a police investigation of a man's complaint that Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub shouldn't distract the team.Upvote Share TweetLakers guard Kobe Bryant is sitting out the rest of the preseason, coach Byron Scott said Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Kyrie Irving Drop Sick Between The Legs Pass To Kevin Love For Layupdimemag.com 9 hours agoKyrie Irving’s unmatched creative flair can sometimes be more about style than substance. This is not one of those times. In an exhibition against the Memphis Grizzlies tonight, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ dynamo point guard dropped a sick between-the-legs…Upvote Share Tweet
This Matt Barnes inbounds pass didn't go so well (GIF)yahoo.com 9 hours agoLos Angeles Clippers wing Matt Barnes has had a really, really bad preseason. As noted by Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times, Barnes is just 3-of-31 (9.7 percent) from the field and 1-of-18 (5.6 percent) from beyond the arc through five preseason appear…Upvote Share Tweet
Thunder exercise options on Adams, Roberson, Jones and Lambnba.com 10 hours agoThe Oklahoma City Thunder exercised its third-year options on center Steven Adams and forward Andre Roberson in addition to its fourth-year options on forward Perry Jones and guard Jeremy Lamb, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and Gene…Upvote Share Tweet
Silver: Too early to worry about NBA lockoutESPN.com 12 hours agoNBA commissioner Adam Silver said it is too early to be concerned about a potential work stoppage in the NBA.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring Oscar Schmidt, the Brazilian great for whom shooting was a way of lifeyahoo.com 12 hours agoA look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Grantland. Amos Barshad with a wonderf…Upvote Share TweetHouston Rockets All-NBA First Team honoree James Harden believes that he’s “the best all-around basketball player in the NBA.” Meanwhile, the agent of Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson recently opined that his client is “the best two-way …Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Andrew Wiggins, ‘Wolves Rookies Sing Happy Birthday To Ricky Rubiodimemag.com 13 hours agoNow this is the type of rookie hazing we can definitely get behind. After the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Indiana Pacers last night, the team’s rookies beautifully serenaded Ricky Rubio in celebration of his 24th birthday. S/o to the rookies for sin…Upvote Share Tweet
BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Los Angeles Clippersyahoo.com 15 hours agoSo, now it’s on the players. Currently, Clipper fans don’t have to hate themselves, as they probably did at times, for paying to see a team owned by Donald Sterling. NBA fans, as we often did, don’t have to hate ourselves anymore while enjoying those la…Upvote Share Tweet
NBA founds Stern scholarship for sports managementnba.com 15 hours agoThe National Basketball Association (NBA) on Wednesday established the David J. Stern Sports Scholarship to provide talented and promising students the opportunity to further their study of sports management. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announ…Upvote Share Tweet
NBA owners vote down changes to lottery systemnba.com 15 hours agoOne of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA's owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers.Upvote Share Tweet
Paul Pierce Says Player Movement Is “A Great Thing For Our League” (Video)dimemag.com 15 hours agoWe still haven’t grown accustomed to seeing Paul Pierce in a Washington Wizards uniform. According to the Boston Celtics’ legend and former Brooklyn Net, though, watching star players don different jerseys is something with which we’ll be forced to beco…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Kobe Bryant Hits Pair Of Clutch Fadeaways In Final Minute Versus Sunsdimemag.com 16 hours agoThe Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Phoenix Suns in overtime last night, but wouldn’t have even been there without typically heroic late-game efforts of Kobe Bryant. Leading and completing his team’s fourth quarter charge, the Black Mamba hit a pair of i…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com 17 hours agoFormer Knicks center and Hall-of-Famer Willis Reed was in just his third NBA season when he was named captain of the 1966-67 Knicks. That season is not as famous as the championship-winning Knicks campaign of 1970, or Reed’s oft-extolled stroll through …Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com 18 hours agoThe Orlando Magic have finally locked-down at least one member of its promising young core long-term. According to multiple reports, the team has agreed with center Nikola Vucevic on a four-year, $54 million contract extension. Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears…Upvote Share Tweet
Prepare for the Wolves season with 'Beverly Hills 90210' mash-ups, Andrew Wiggins tribute songs (Videos)yahoo.com 18 hours agoWhen your favorite team's staring down the barrel of a bad season, it's important to celebrate whatever reasons you can find to smile, laugh and enjoy the loss-producing chaos as it swirls around you. In the case of the Minnesota Timberwolves — whom we …Upvote Share Tweet
Watch DeAndre Jordan Sky To Finish Halfcourt Lob Versus Warriorsdimemag.com 18 hours agoDeAndre Jordan can jump. We all know that. But what’s equally impressive though often overlooked about the Los Angeles Clippers high-flyer is his incredible speed and dexterity for a player his size. Jordan moves and contorts like a 6-7, 210 pound small…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 19 hours agoAn effort to reform the NBA's draft lottery process failed to get enough votes to pass at the league's board of governors meeting Wednesday, sources told ESPN.Upvote Share Tweet
NBA Shockingly Votes Against Anti-Tanking Measuresdeadspin.com 19 hours agoToday's vote on a proposal to re-weight the NBA draft lottery to discourage tanking was expected to pass with near-universal support. Instead, it fell hard, receiving only 17 of the 23 necessary votes for adoption. The 76ers' Tankapalooza is back on!Rea…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com 20 hours agoIt may have been providence last night for the Suns and free agent acqusition Isaiah Thomas. The 5-9 point guard was in the perfect spot to knock down a 20-foot jumper and send the Lakers-Suns preseason game into overtime right in front of undefeated bo…Upvote Share Tweet
Blake Griffin is tired of being pushed around, and vows to stand up for himself. Whatever that means.yahoo.com 20 hours agoAn angry Blake Griffin said some angry things over the weekend, and we need to figure out where to go from here. (An allegedly angry Blake Griffin also allegedly did some angry things over the weekend as well, but if the allegations are true, they seem …Upvote Share Tweet
Rockets Rally To Edge MagicOct 22James Harden scored nine points in the Rockets' 90-89 win over the Magic.
Knicks Sneak Past WizardsOct 22Carmelo Anthony hit a jumper with less than 15 seconds on the clock to lift the Knicks past the Wizards 103-100.
Irving Between The Legs to LoveOct 22Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving makes a smooth, in between-the-legs pass to forward Kevin Love, who finished with the layup.
NBA GMs: Spurs Will Repeat But LeBron Is KingOct 22Brian Windhorst discusses the results of a survey of NBA general managers which indicates that the Spurs are the overwhelming choice to win the NBA championship, Gregg Popovich is the best coach and LeBron James is the most likely to be this season's
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extensionOct 21The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quitOct 21The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas IIIOct 21The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
Windhorst: Cavs, Bulls look like East rivalsOct 20In a preseason clash of the Cavaliers and the Bulls, two things became clear: The Cavs are primed to be a fearsome offensive juggernaut, and Derrick Rose really and finally looks like he's back, writes Brian Windhorst.