This is the April 8, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
Metta World Peace plans to play in the Los Angeles Lakers' next game, less than two weeks after undergoing left knee surgery.Upvote Share TweetAt the end of the Golden State Warriors' practice Monday, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson lined up at opposite baskets and engaged in a shooting contest.Upvote Share TweetA season that never really started for Kevin Love is now officially over.Upvote Share TweetBillionaire Ron Burkle will not be part of Sacramento's bid to keep the Kings after all.Upvote Share Tweet
New Mexico guard Snell will enter NBA draftESPN.com Updated Apr 8, 2013New Mexico guard Tony Snell will forgo his senior season to enter the NBA draft.Upvote Share Tweet
Days of NBA Lives: Magic Johnson is a master of analysisAt this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…Upvote Share Tweet
The Sacramento Kings are tired of Keith Smart’s inconsistent rotationsAlthough they're still obligated to play an 82-game schedule, the Sacramento Kings franchise is less a basketball team than a battleground these days. With Chris Hansen's prospective Seattle ownership group looming and Sacto mayor (and former NBA All-St…Upvote Share Tweet
Michael Beasley says he’s playing better because he stopped listening, immediately has bad gamePhoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley has been one of the great disappointments of the contemporary NBA. When he entered the league as a member of the Miami Heat in 2008, he did so as a preternaturally talented scorer and rebounder with potential attitud…Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring things continuing to go poorly for Brandon Knight (Video)A 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: YouTube user firstandskol, a.k.a. our …Upvote Share Tweet
Best N.B.A. Games of the Weeknytimes.com Updated Apr 8, 2013The week's best N.B.A. games include Thunder at Jazz, Knicks at Bulls, and Clippers at Grizzlies.Upvote Share TweetNoah (foot) suffers setback; likely out v. RaptorsUpvote Share Tweet
Olympics mulling addition of 3-on-3 hoops, BMXESPN.com Updated Apr 8, 2013With three years until the Rio Games, 3-on-3 basketball and BMX freestyle are trying to join the Olympics.Upvote Share TweetTyrone Corbin remembers the scared pup that arrived in Salt Lake City as part of the Deron Williams trade two years ago.Upvote Share TweetRick Adelman of the Timberwolves on Saturday became the eighth coach to win 1,000 games. He briefly acknowledged the milestone, then went back to talking about the team and its season.Upvote Share Tweet
Gerald Wallace: ‘My confidence is totally gone’Gerald Wallace played 31 1/2 minutes on Saturday night without taking a shot. It didn't register as a super big deal at the time, because there was other stuff to talk about - namely, his current team (the Brooklyn Nets) beating his former team (the ChaUpvote Share Tweet
Anthony, Pekovic named conference Players of WeekThe New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 1 through Sunday, April 7.Upvote Share Tweet
Someone Made An NBA Logo Collage Out Of Old Basketball Magazinesdeadspin.com Updated Apr 8, 2013Reddit user "LosGanjalesBakers" broke out the safety scissors, Elmer's glue, and a stackful of old issues of Slam, Dime, and ESPN The Mag, and recreated the NBA logo. Is it a coincidence that Wilt is the crotch? Read more...Upvote Share TweetWade says he won't rule out sitting until playoffsUpvote Share Tweet
The Fundamentals: Come playoff time, Thunder will have little margin for errorOklahoma City has struggled against the Western Conference elite. Is there cause for concern? Rob Mahoney examines the state of the reigning Western Conference champions.Upvote Share Tweet
Eric Gordon benched following confrontation with coach Monty Williams, may be traded this summerTo call Eric Gordon’s 2012-13 an abject disaster may be overstating things, but it’s not far off. New Orleans has played reasonably well since Gordon returned to the squad in late December, running up a 20-27 record with a roster full of young contribUpvote Share Tweet
Houston Rockets’ James Anderson Dunks on Evan Fournier’s Facedimemag.com Updated Apr 8, 2013Isn’t this usually what the Denver Nuggets do to other teams? This play happened on Saturday night, but in case you missed it, you need to watch it now. A Houston Rockets fast break that ends with James Anderson dunking right through Evan Fournier‘s fUpvote Share Tweet
Spencer Haywood: ‘Someone from the NBA told me I was in’ Hall of Fame, but he’s left out againAt first, it would seem that the cruelest joke of all is that Spencer Haywood is not in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Though his per-game stats may have been amplified a bit by the pace of the 1970s, his work as a basketball groundbreaker in the early pa…Upvote Share TweetCavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving isn't addressing questions regarding the future of Cleveland coach Byron Scott.Upvote Share Tweet
The Clippers Outclass The Lakers; Carmelo Anthony Is On The Hottest Scoring Streak Of The NBA Seasondimemag.com Updated Apr 8, 2013It was fun watching Craig knock Deebo out. And in the ongoing Lakers/Clippers rivalry, it almost feels like that scene is playing out again and again. Los Angeles will always be a Lakers city. Always. But presently, there’s no question which team is besUpvote Share Tweet
Matthews out with right ankle injuryPortland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews was helped off the court with a right ankle injury against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Brittney Griner Admits To Being BulliedApr 8Brittney Griner talks about her initiative to stop bullying and the possibility of playing in the NBA for Mark Cuban.
Who Will Win The Western Conference?Apr 8Chris Broussard, Bruce Bowen and Skip Bayless discuss which team will win the NBA's Western Conference.
Total RecallApr 8Clippers guard Jamal Crawford put his power of recall to work to name the defenders he burned in his eight career games of 40 points or more.
Clippers Take Division TitleApr 8Chris Paul and Blake Griffin discuss the Clippers' first Pacific Division title in franchise history.