This is the August 15, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
The Mavericks lost out on free agent Dwight Howard to their in-state rivals, Houston, this summer. But they did refurbish a backcourt that was trotting out journeyman Mike James as a starter towards the end of last season. The three guards the Mavs sign…Upvote Share Tweet
Dwyane Wade Underwent Shock Treatment For His KneeThere were a few times during the Heat’s run to their second consecutive title last season where people started to question whether Dywane Wade had anything left to give the Heat. Today he revealed to Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel that he underwent …Upvote Share TweetLast summer, around this time, Paul George says he was preparing for the 2012-13 season with the expectation that Danny Granger would be the team’s leader. That’s not the case this off-season. The Indianapolis Star‘s Michael Pointer spoke with George ab…Upvote Share TweetA judge has granted the motion for change of venue to Los Angeles in former NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter's lawsuit against president Derek Fisher and the union.Upvote Share Tweet
Kupchak doesn't doubt Kobe's toughnessESPN.com Aug 15, 2013Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak isn't doubting Kobe Bryant's will or toughness. When the 17-year veteran says he's way ahead of schedule in his recovery from a ruptured Achilles' tendon, Kupchak believes him.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring Blake Griffin accepting that the Clippers’ hopes rest on himA 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: ESPN Los Angeles. In a recent intervie…Upvote Share Tweet
How The Trail Blazers’ Offseason Turned Them Into Real Contenders For The PlayoffsAside from the 2012-13 ROY Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers fans did not have a lot to get excited about last season. They badly whiffed on the playoffs after losing their final 13 games to finish a dismal 33-49. But during the off-season, GM Neil…Upvote Share Tweet
The NBA, A-through-Z: (Lamar) OdomThe free agents have just about all been signed up. The NBA is down to a series of Instagram photos from moving yachts and crossed fingers from worried teams hoping their players stay safe in the summer off. There’s nothing going on, save for that clock…Upvote Share Tweet
A group led by 76ers owner Josh Harris and David Blitzer has purchased the Devils for a reported $32A group led by 76ers owner Josh Harris and David Blitzer has purchased the Devils for a reported $320 million. Lou Lamoriello will remain in charge of hockey operations.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: ‘Look! Look! I figured out how to shoot!’Sure, shooting is a pretty big part of "Call of Duty: Ghosts," the video game whose new multiplayer function Nick Young, Anthony Bennett and DeAndre Jordan turned out to help unveil during an event at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Wednesday. But…Upvote Share TweetClippers' Griffin says it's time to step up his roleUpvote Share Tweet
NBA's 116-game preseason tips off in Istanbul on Oct. 5nba.com Aug 15, 2013The NBA on Thursday released its 2013 preseason schedule, a 116-game slate, which tips off Saturday, Oct. 5, in Istanbul when the Oklahoma City Thunder take on Turkish basketball club Fenerbahce Ulker at Ulker Sports Arena, and concludes Friday, Oct. 25…Upvote Share TweetThe Memphis Grizzlies have traded forward Donte Greene to the Boston Celtics for center Fab Melo.Upvote Share Tweet
The NBA, A-through-Z: (Joakim) NoahThe free agents have just about all been signed up. The NBA is down to a series of Instagram photos from moving yachts and crossed fingers from worried teams hoping their players stay safe in the summer off. There’s nothing going on, save for that clock…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Aug 15, 2013Our NBA panelists predict the top rookie in 2013-14.Upvote Share TweetBecause of the success of the initial re-release of Shaquille O’Neal‘s iconic Reebok Shaqnosis earlier this year, Reebok Classic is bringing us yet another dope new colorway. First, they came with the Orlando Magic edition. Next up was a Miami Heat colo…Upvote Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: Nick Young On Kendrick Lamar & The New “Call Of Duty: Ghosts” Multiplayer TrailerEveryone knows NBA players love video games. If you’ve been following Dime over the past few years then you know the Call of Duty series is probably the most popular. Yesterday in Los Angeles, DeAndre Jordan, Nick Young and No. 1 draft pick Anthony Benn…Upvote Share Tweet
Ex-Timberwolves GM David Kahn reportedly thought Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn reminded of Walt Frazier and Earl MonroeCriticizing a former NBA general manager who was out of the league from 2004 to 2009, one that was recently fired with no obvious top job prospects on the horizon, really is shooting fish in a barrel. As we look at the remnants of the David Kahn era in …Upvote Share TweetThe Lakers just can’t seem to let it go. Comcast SportsNet NBA analyst Rich Bucher, contributed a piece to The Hollywood Reporter yesterday detailing the often contentious relationship between the two siblings who co-run the Los Angeles Lakers’ $1 billi…Upvote Share Tweet
How will increased smartphone access change the in-arena NBA experience?The smartphone has become a relative necessity to the lives of American adults with comfortable incomes, a marker of status and an important tool for checking up on work, taking care of various responsibilities, and playing Candy Crush. Activities that …Upvote Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin’s old friends on the point guard’s NBA fame: ‘You’ve changed, bro’ (Video)At first, I was like, "Wow, that new Jeremy Lin documentary seems oddly hyper-specific — I get that 'how stardom changes a man' is a big narrative arc, but this is a little too focused." Only after I saw Lin use his left hand to drive on James…Upvote Share Tweet
These Kids are Cooler Than You Are: The Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Teamdeadspin.com Aug 15, 2013Last night, Tanisha Scott auditioned hundreds of kids, ages 6-13, for the 16 competitive spots on the 2014 Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team and it was incredible. There were moments where I felt like I was in the gymnasium of the same school that Beyoncé w…Upvote Share Tweet
ALERT: America's Team Got Some New Uniformsgrantland.com Aug 15, 2013Pictured above are the new alternate jerseys for the Detroit Pistons, a.k.a. Detroit Rack City, a.k.a. America's Team. Here's Greg Monroe introducing ...Upvote Share Tweet
Jalen Rose Report With David Jacoby (Plus Video!)grantland.com Aug 15, 2013Jalen and Jacoby discuss the Kendrick Lamar verse that broke Twitter, Russell Westbrook's silly outfits, ESPN Forecast's NBA predictions, and why Jale...Upvote Share Tweet
Buss: Howard Never Really A LakerAug 15Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless weigh in on Lakers owner Jim Buss' comments that Dwight Howard "was never really a Laker; he was just passing through."
Griffin Ready To Step UpAug 15Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether Blake Griffin can step up and be the key to the Clippers' success.
Celtics Trade Melo To GrizzliesAug 15Chris Forsberg discusses the deal sending former first-round pick Fab Melo to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Mint Condition: Jerry Lucas MemorabiliaAug 15Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas joins Michele Steele to discuss auctioning his memorabilia, including his 1960 Olympic gold medal and Knicks championship ring.