NBA Southwest News and Rumors
NBA Rumor Central: Nicolas Batum set to re-sign with Hornets?ESPN.com Updated 9 hours agoNBA Rumor Central: Nicolas Batum set to re-sign with Hornets?Share Tweetnba.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 successShare Tweet
A Patriots Player Plans On Recruiting Kevin Durant To The Celticsdimemag.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…Share TweetMike 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.Share TweetThe Memphis Grizzlies have their new coach: David Fizdale.Share Tweetyahoo.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] …Share Tweetnba.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 …Share Tweet
Watch Jeremy Lin Take On A 14-Year-Old Iceland Fan One-On-Onedimemag.com May 22Jeremy 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…Share TweetESPN.com May 20Source: Silas, D'Antoni are Rockets' top 2 choicesShare Tweet
Dominant Nigerian Scrabble Players Find That Shorter Is Betterdeadspin.com May 19There’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…Share Tweetdimemag.com May 19USA 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…Share Tweetdimemag.com May 19USA 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…Share Tweet
Sources: Rockets set 2nd interview with D'AntoniESPN.com May 17Sources: Rockets set 2nd interview with D'AntoniShare TweetUSA 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…Share Tweetyahoo.com May 17In 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…Share Tweet
Source: Kenny Smith won't be coaching RocketsESPN.com May 16Source: Kenny Smith won't be coaching RocketsShare Tweet
The Spurs Celebrated Their Season By Dressing Up Like A Hot Dog, Power Ranger, And Much Moredimemag.com May 15The 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…Share Tweet
Draymond Green Revealed Why He Only Talked Trash To Tim Duncan One Timedimemag.com May 15Getty 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 …Share Tweet
Mavs' Cuban asked to run as Trump alternativeESPN.com May 15Mavs' Cuban asked to run as Trump alternativeShare Tweet
Not-So-Smart EjectionMar 20Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was ejected from the game for flagrantly punching Spurs forward Matt Bonner below the belt.
Grizzlies Take Care Of MavsMar 20The Grizzlies got double-digit points from seven players in a 112-101 win over the Mavericks.
Warriors Cruise Past Shorthanded PelicansMar 20Playing without Anthony Davis, the Pelicans fell to the Warriors, who got 22 points from Harrison Barnes in a 112-96 win.
Spurs Rout CelticsMar 20Five Spurs scored in double figures in San Antonio's 101-89 win over Boston.