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USA TODAY Sports Aside from Kevin Durant, Miami Heat center Hassan Whitside is arguably the most intriguing (and somewhat befuddling) free agent of 2016. Any number of teams are set to make a run at him, with the Los Angeles Lakers being the most recent…Share Tweet
This Lakers Lowlight Reel Takes Dead Aim At Former Head Coach Byron Scottdimemag.com 34 minutes agoLakers fans can be forgiven for trying to forget the Byron Scott head coaching era. For an organization with such a championship pedigree, his 38-126 record is not something they’d like to dwell on. But YouTube user ByronScottGoat apparently couldn’t le…Share Tweetdimemag.com 16 hours agoInstagram The Golden State Warriors’ hangover is real. Champions a year ago and near repeaters in 2016, LeBron James gut-punched them out of a title and the public’s love for them has been prickly, at best, since. Ayesha Curry knows this as well as anyo…Share Tweet
DeMar DeRozan Will Allegedly Refuse Other Teams And Work To Re-Sign In Torontodimemag.com 21 hours agoUSA TODAY Sports It’s sounded like DeMar DeRozan has wanted to return to the Toronto Raptors for some time. Sure, he is a free agent this offseason and teams like the Lakers seem interested in acquiring the 26-year-old guard, but it’s seemed like it wou…Share TweetGetty Image LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griff…Share TweetMarquese Chriss wanted to play in Phoenix but figured his chance had passed when the Suns used the No. 4 overall pick of the NBA draft on Dragan Bender.Share Tweet
Who Will Have The Better NBA Career: Brandon Ingram Or Ben Simmons?dimemag.com Jun 24 (3 days ago)With the 2016 NBA Draft behind us, the top two picks played out predictably with Ben Simmons going first to Philadelphia and Brandon Ingram second to the Lakers. Now, with that small detail behind us… the real debate begins and it’s as hot button as Tru…Share Tweet
The Warriors Will Apparently Target Multiple Big-Name Free Agents If They Miss Out On Kevin Durantdimemag.com Jun 24 (3 days ago)Getty Image The Warriors were just one win away from being back-to-back NBA champions, but they are not content to keep their roster as it is heading into next season. Apparently, the Warriors brass thinks if they’re going to compete with the likes of C…Share Tweet
Kings Draftee's Father Is A Fiery, Irrepressible Twitter Trolldeadspin.com Jun 24 (3 days ago)Last night, the Sacramento Kings selected Georgios Papagiannis with the 13th pick in the NBA Draft. The Kings, who have two guards under contract, passed on the only prospect to work out for them (Wade Baldwin) to draft a player who ESPN had going in th…Share Tweet
Clippers draft Brice Johnson at No. 25, trade for additional picksESPN.com Jun 24 (3 days ago)Clippers draft Brice Johnson at No. 25, trade for additional picksShare Tweetyahoo.com Jun 24 (3 days ago)NEW YORK — In the class of 2015, two prep prospects topped the rankings of just about every recruiting service. One was Australian-born, Florida-based playmaking forward Ben Simmons, whose do-everything point forward game elicited comparisons to LeBron …Share Tweet
Lakers draft Croatian center Ivica Zubac at No. 32ESPN.com Jun 24 (3 days ago)Lakers draft Croatian center Ivica Zubac at No. 32Share TweetNEW YORK — The Sacramento Kings entered the 2016 NBA draft with the No. 8 overall pick and a chance to hopefully add a top talent that new head coach Dave Joerger could help mold into the kind of contributor who can help incumbent All-Star center DeMarc…Share TweetThe general consensus heading into the 2016 NBA Draft was that two players held star potential — LSU's Ben Simmons and Duke's Brandon Ingram. The former went to the Philadelphia 76ers with the first overall pick, which left the Los Angeles Lakers to pic…Share Tweet
Sports Drafts Are Immoral And Baddeadspin.com Jun 23 (4 days ago)The Sacramento Kings came in for even more derisive laughter than the baseline occasioned by any mention of their existence yesterday when ESPN’s Chad Ford posted the following in the little quasi-Twitter scroll thing on the right side of the Worldwide …Share Tweet
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Told D’Angelo Russell In A Text To Ignore Any Trade Rumorsdimemag.com Jun 23 (4 days ago)USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers hold the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday night’s draft, and will likely add Brandon Ingram to a core of young prospects that already includes D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and Larry Nance, Jr. It…Share Tweet
Tristan Thompson Took A Savage Shot At Draymond Green During The Cavs Paradedimemag.com Jun 23 (4 days ago)Getty Image It’s fair to say the Cleveland Cavaliers hate Draymond Green and have sound reasoning for it. Green helped the Golden State Warriors beat the Cavs in the NBA Finals last year, flails his limbs indiscriminately at the testicles of opponents a…Share Tweet
Steve Nash Announces RetirementMar 21Stephen A. Smith discusses Steve Nash's retirement and his place among the greatest point guards in history.
Steve Nash On Decision To RetireMar 21Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash discusses his time with the Lakers, legacy questions, and his decision to retire.
NBA Top PlaysMar 20Derrick Williams' posterizing, one-handed slam is the top play in the NBA.
The D'Antoni RevolutionMar 20Mike D'Antoni changed the game with rapid ball movement and spacing players on the court. The game has changed accordingly, but the man that brought this about is no longer coaching in the NBA.