NBA Southwest News and Rumors

  • NBA Rumor Central: Nicolas Batum set to re-sign with Hornets?

    NBA Rumor Central: Nicolas Batum set to re-sign with Hornets?

    ESPN.com Updated 9 hours ago
    NBA Rumor Central: Nicolas Batum set to re-sign with Hornets?
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  • Grizzlies announce David Fizdale as their new coach

    Grizzlies announce David Fizdale as their new coach

    nba.com May 29 (yesterday)
    The Grizzlies have hired another first-time head coach, and general manager Chris Wallace thinks David Fizdale's resume working with the Miami Heat has him primed to continue Memphis' recent success
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  • A Patriots Player Plans On Recruiting Kevin Durant To The Celti…

    A Patriots Player Plans On Recruiting Kevin Durant To The Celtics

    dimemag.com May 29 (yesterday)
    Getty Image The list of teams that want to try and sign Kevin Durant this summer is really, really long. From the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Golden State Warriors to the San Antonio Spurs, no one knows which team is going to pull in the former NBA MVP…
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  • Report: Rockets, Mike D'Antoni agree to four-year deal

    Report: Rockets, Mike D'Antoni agree to four-year deal

    Mike D'Antoni is taking his "Seven Seconds or Less" offense to Houston, where James Harden is waiting to give his new coach the kind of weapon that could be a perfect fit for his system.
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  • Report: Fizdale accepts offer to become Grizzlies coach

    Report: Fizdale accepts offer to become Grizzlies coach

    nba.com ESPN.com dimemag.com May 26 (4 days ago)
    The Memphis Grizzlies have their new coach: David Fizdale.
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  • Three Things to Watch: Golden State vs. Oklahoma City, Game 5

    Three Things to Watch: Golden State vs. Oklahoma City, Game 5

    yahoo.com May 26 (4 days ago)
    The Oklahoma City Thunder, in a shocker rightfully unseen some 25 days ago, is on the verge of downing both the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors in consecutive rounds. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] …
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  • Spurs' Leonard, Warriors' Green headline 2015-16 All-Defensive …

    Spurs' Leonard, Warriors' Green headline 2015-16 All-Defensive First Team

    nba.com May 25 (5 days ago)
    Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs has been unanimously selected to the 2015-16 NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. The 6-foot-7 forward is the only player this season to receive all 130 First …
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  • Watch Jeremy Lin Take On A 14-Year-Old Iceland Fan One-On-One

    Watch Jeremy Lin Take On A 14-Year-Old Iceland Fan One-On-One

    dimemag.com May 22
    Jeremy Lin is undoubtedly one of the most down-to-earth players in the NBA. We’ve seen the Hornets point guard interact with his fans online before, like when he went undercover as a bearded trainer, and he’s so unassuming that sometimes he even has tro…
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  • Source: Silas, D'Antoni are Rockets' top 2 choices

    Source: Silas, D'Antoni are Rockets' top 2 choices

    ESPN.com May 20
    Source: Silas, D'Antoni are Rockets' top 2 choices
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  • Dominant Nigerian Scrabble Players Find That Shorter Is Better

    Dominant Nigerian Scrabble Players Find That Shorter Is Better

    deadspin.com May 19
    There’s no reason to believe that success in a sport should correlate with aesthetic appeal. You don’t always win by being the Warriors with Steph breezily trotting the other way before ball touches net; sometimes you get the grit-and-grind Grizzlies wi…
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  • Dwight Howard Didn’t Like General Manager Daryl Morey Dictating…

    Dwight Howard Didn’t Like General Manager Daryl Morey Dictating His Role In Houston

    dimemag.com May 19
    USA TODAY Sports Something went badly wrong with this year’s Houston Rockets. The same group that went to the Western Conference Finals last season was a disaster from the jump in 2015-16, firing Kevin McHale two weeks into the season and battling recur…
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  • These Two Vacant NBA Head Coaching Positions Could Be Filled Th…

    These Two Vacant NBA Head Coaching Positions Could Be Filled This Week

    dimemag.com May 19
    USA TODAY Sports Since the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, 13 teams have changed coaches — almost half the league. Now there are only openings left, and two of them could be filled this week, maybe as soon as later today. The Orlando Sentinel‘s Josh Ro…
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  • Sources: Rockets set 2nd interview with D'Antoni

    Sources: Rockets set 2nd interview with D'Antoni

    ESPN.com May 17
    Sources: Rockets set 2nd interview with D'Antoni
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  • Why The Warriors Shouldn’t Panic After Their Home Loss In Game …

    Why The Warriors Shouldn’t Panic After Their Home Loss In Game 1

    USA TODAY Sports It’s amazing that it took until about the time the Thunder knocked off the Spurs in the second round for most people to consider them real threats to the Warriors, but here we are. With a game in the books, OKC has taken back home-court…
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  • Enes Kanter promptly roasts Skip Bayless after Thunder's Game 1…

    Enes Kanter promptly roasts Skip Bayless after Thunder's Game 1 win

    yahoo.com May 17
    In the trolliest of trolls, ESPN turned Fox Sports talking head Skip Bayless attempted to urinate on the straight fire that was the Thunder's second-round upset of the Spurs, tweeting, "Not sure the Thunder can win a single game against the Warrior…
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  • Source: Kenny Smith won't be coaching Rockets

    Source: Kenny Smith won't be coaching Rockets

    ESPN.com May 16
    Source: Kenny Smith won't be coaching Rockets
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  • The Spurs Celebrated Their Season By Dressing Up Like A Hot Dog…

    The Spurs Celebrated Their Season By Dressing Up Like A Hot Dog, Power Ranger, And Much More

    dimemag.com May 15
    The San Antonio Spurs may not have finished the season with a championship, but they still have a lot to be proud of after winning 67 regular season games – including a 40-1 mark on their home court. The Spurs are essentially assured at looking like a m…
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  • Draymond Green Revealed Why He Only Talked Trash To Tim Duncan …

    Draymond Green Revealed Why He Only Talked Trash To Tim Duncan One Time

    dimemag.com May 15
    Getty Image There are a lot of reason to be upset that we’re not getting Spurs/Warriors in this year’s Western Conference Finals. Not necessarily because Thunder/Warriors will be bad – odds are it’s going to be an outstanding series – but because there …
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  • Mavs' Cuban asked to run as Trump alternative

    Mavs' Cuban asked to run as Trump alternative

    ESPN.com May 15
    Mavs' Cuban asked to run as Trump alternative
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  • Video - Not-So-Smart Ejection 01:29

    Not-So-Smart Ejection

    Mar 20
    Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was ejected from the game for flagrantly punching Spurs forward Matt Bonner below the belt.
  • Video - Grizzlies Take Care Of Mavs 00:57

    Grizzlies Take Care Of Mavs

    Mar 20
    The Grizzlies got double-digit points from seven players in a 112-101 win over the Mavericks.
  • Video - Warriors Cruise Past Shorthanded Pelicans 00:57

    Warriors Cruise Past Shorthanded Pelicans

    Mar 20
    Playing without Anthony Davis, the Pelicans fell to the Warriors, who got 22 points from Harrison Barnes in a 112-96 win.
  • Video - Spurs Rout Celtics 00:49

    Spurs Rout Celtics

    Mar 20
    Five Spurs scored in double figures in San Antonio's 101-89 win over Boston.