NBA Southwest News and Rumors
Grizzlies cut loose Jamaal Franklinnba.com Aug 31 (yesterday)The Memphis Grizzlies have waived guard Jamaal Franklin.Upvote Share TweetThe San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.Upvote Share Tweet
San Antonio Spurs have interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo AyonESPN.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)The San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon, ESPN.com has learned.Upvote Share Tweet
Popovich Tells Campers: “I Don’t Really Give A S**t What Your Names Are”dimemag.com Aug 28 (5 days ago)An old video has made the rounds today, and Reddit’s excellent r/NBA board first alerted us to the brilliance of the footage. The video features a clip from a 2006 coaching clinic run by cranky Spurs coach, Gregg Popovich. In the sequence captured by th…Upvote Share TweetThere is little doubt that Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden is an extremely talented basketball player — guys don't make the All-NBA First Team by accident, no matter how controversial there selections prove to be. But Harden gets the sort of…Upvote Share Tweet
Rockets sign forward Tarik Blacknba.com Aug 27 (5 days ago)The Houston Rockets have signed forward Tarik Black, who played on their summer league teams in Orlando and Las Vegas.Upvote Share TweetThe last we saw Serge Ibaka, he was coming back from a calf strain before Game 3 to help the OKC Thunder even the Western Conference Finals before losing in six to the eventual champion Spurs. He did pop up with Spain this summer on the receiving end of…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 26 (7 days ago)Kobe Bryant will never be traded. Never be traded again, we mean, as our grandparents will tell us tale of the Charlotte Hornets dealing a 17-year old Kobester for something called a “Vlade Divac” just hours after he was drafted in the summer of 1996, b…Upvote Share TweetThe cover athlete for NBA 2K15 is 2014 NBA MVP, Kevin Durant. That much is certain, and his cover status is an honor for the 25-year-old 2K fanatic. But what if Spurs iron man Tim Duncan graced the cover? The good people at Pounding the Rock showed us. …Upvote Share Tweet
Hornets Coach Clifford Says Lance Stephenson “Can Do Everything” OffensivelyThe Charlotte Bobcats were one of the most surprising teams of the 2013-2014 season. Broadly questioned when they signed Al Jefferson to an outsized contract of three years and $40 million last summer, the Bobcats rode his low-post supremacy and team-wi…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Amir Johnson Work On His Post Game With Olajuwon & Al JeffersonThere aren’t many 6-9 power forwards like Amir Johnson, who can hit at better than 30 percent from beyond the arc. Amir added the three-point range last year, but this offseason, he looks to be working on his low-post moves under the dual tutelage of Ha…Upvote Share Tweet
Grizzlies sign draft pick Jarnell Stokes to dealnba.com Aug 18The Memphis Grizzlies have signed their second-round draft pick Jarnell Stokes to a multi-year contract.Upvote Share Tweet
Kawhi Leonard was too busy working out to have fun with the O'Brien Trophy, so he left it in his condoThe San Antonio Spurs continue to celebrate their 2013-14 NBA championship with an intercontinental trophy tour that allows each member of the title-winning team to take the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy to their respective hometowns to celebrate wi…Upvote Share Tweet
West Ham Idiot Runs Length Of Pitch, Takes Free Kick For Spursdeadspin.com Aug 16An Idiot On The Field invaded the pitch at Upton Park today, and made the most of his time in the spotlight: he took a crucial free kick for the visiting Tottenham Hotspur.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
This Dirk Nowitzki Highlight Reel Shows Just How Dominant He Remainsdimemag.com Aug 15Easily lost amid the July hubbub of LeBron James returning to Cleveland and even Carmelo Anthony’s whirlwind free agency tour was Dirk Nowitzki’s dollars on the penny extension with the Dallas Mavericks. Maybe that’s because the only drama surrounding N…Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Andrew Wigginsdimemag.com Aug 15During the 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick, and promptly traded to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac. At the time, it seemed like a big win for the Hornets, since Divac was one of the better big men i…Upvote Share TweetThe Houston Rockets took a big gamble on ace defensive point guard Patrick Beverley when they unloaded Jeremy Lin — and his expiring poison pill contract — on the Lakers this offseason. The move has solidified the starting spot Beverley swiped from Lin …Upvote Share Tweet
Mark Cuban On Mavs: “The Moves We Made Will Take Us To The Next Level”dimemag.com Aug 14The Dallas Mavericks were very busy this summer. They re-acquired Tyson Chandler in a trade with the Knicks, and were able to get Chandler Parsons to sign a three-year offer sheet that the Rockets declined to match. Where exactly they stand in the Weste…Upvote Share Tweet
Irving, Davis Fuel Team USAAug 26Kyrie Irving scored 13 points while starting at point guard and Anthony Davis added 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the United States' 101-71 win over Slovenia.
Faried Connects With Davis For Perfect Alley-OopAug 26Kenneth Faried throws up a great pass to Anthony Davis during the third quarter of the United States' 101-71 win over Slovenia.
ESPN Forecast Picks The SpursAug 22Gregg Popovich's team was the fifth most likely to win last season, but with hardly any roster changes, the Spurs are the favorites this time around.
Coach K's Ball PressureAug 22David Thorpe has been watching Team USA, and one thing's for sure: Mike Krzyzewski's team will pressure ball handlers. Even James Harden is active on defense.
Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company m…Aug 31With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.
Sources: Spurs, Clips join race to sign AllenAug 30The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.
San Antonio Spurs have interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo AyonAug 29The San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon, ESPN.com has learned.
Team USA fields youngest squad since '92Aug 29USA Basketball will field its youngest team since 1992 when it takes the court for the FIBA World Cup this weekend.