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James Worthy Says Lakers Haven’t Had Lonzo Ball’s Talent ‘Really Since’ Magic Johnson

James Worthy Says Lakers Haven’t Had Lonzo Ball’s Talent ‘Really Since’ Magic Johnson

James Worthy has set a demonstratively high bar for Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. TMZ caught up with the Hall of Famer and Lakers legend, and they asked him about young Lonzo, because why the frick not? It’s August. What else are they supposed to ask him about. Anywho, his take on Lonzo? He [...]

August 15, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Knicks Sign Michael Beasley

Knicks Sign Michael Beasley

The Knicks had the No. 1 pick of the 2008 NBA Draft class last year in Derrick Rose, and now they have decided to sign the No. 2 pick of the 2008 draft Michael Beasley. Beasley is 28 now and has been a pretty huge disappointment in his NBA career thus far. After showing some [...]

August 9, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

NBA Takes Aggressive Measures with 2017-18 Schedule to Improve Player Rest and Protect National TV Games

NBA Takes Aggressive Measures with 2017-18 Schedule to Improve Player Rest and Protect National TV Games

The 2017-18 NBA schedule is expected to drop soon, and when it does, you might notice some changes—fewer back-to-backs, more team-friendly travel and strategically placed National TV games among them. As relayed by ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst, the Association issued a memo to its squads that outlines a scheduling package for next season aimed at improving [...]

August 9, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

DeMarcus Cousins Not-So-Subtly Urging Carmelo Anthony to Waive No-Trade Clause for Pelicans

DeMarcus Cousins Not-So-Subtly Urging Carmelo Anthony to Waive No-Trade Clause for Pelicans

We know DeMarcus Cousins has been recruiting bigger names on the New Orleans Pelicans’ behalf. Now we know one of those marquee talents is Carmelo Anthony. No need for sources here. The revelation comes straight from a picture Cousins liked on Instagram, per ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: Cousins might be in luck: The New York Post‘s [...]

August 8, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

DeMarcus Cousins Recruiting Some of NBA’s ‘Biggest Names’ to Come Play for the New Orleans Pelicans

DeMarcus Cousins Recruiting Some of NBA’s ‘Biggest Names’ to Come Play for the New Orleans Pelicans

DeMarcus Cousins is slated for free agency next summer, and no one has a great pulse on whether he’ll leave the New Orleans Pelicans, to whom he was traded last February. But this uncertainty hasn’t stopped him from acting as the team’s chief recruiter. As relayed by Will Guillory of NOLA.com, Cousin is apparently reaching [...]

August 4, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Blake Griffin Claps Back at Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey Suggesting NBA Quash Year-End Awards

Blake Griffin Claps Back at Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey Suggesting NBA Quash Year-End Awards

Blake Griffin is wholly against the NBA doing away with year-end awards. That, or he’s against Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey being against them. We’ll let you decide. In an interview with SI.com’s Ben Golliver, Morey lamented the inconsistent way in which the league’s awards—specifically it’s MVP honor—are judged. He went as far as [...]

August 1, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Your Move, Timberwolves: Andrew Wiggins Says He’s Worth ‘Nothing Less’ Than a Max Deal

Your Move, Timberwolves: Andrew Wiggins Says He’s Worth ‘Nothing Less’ Than a Max Deal

Andrew Wiggins wants to be paid what he’s worth in his next contract. And what he’s worth, according to him, is a max deal. As he told SI.com’s Ben Golliver: Wiggins, who averaged a career-high 23.6 PPG, 4 RPG and 2.3 APG last season, is eligible for a rookie extension prior to the Oct. 16 [...]

July 28, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Celtics President Danny Ainge Says Isaiah Thomas Won’t Need Surgery on Injured Hip

Celtics President Danny Ainge Says Isaiah Thomas Won’t Need Surgery on Injured Hip

The hip injury that ended Isaiah Thomas’ season during the Eastern Conference Finals won’t prevent him from starting 2017-18—or rather, at the very least, he won’t be going under the knife. Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge announced on Wednesday that surgery has been ruled out for the All-Star point guard, telling The Boston Globe‘s Adam [...]

July 27, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Carmelo Anthony Remains Dead Set on Getting Knicks to Trade Him to Houston Rockets

Carmelo Anthony Remains Dead Set on Getting Knicks to Trade Him to Houston Rockets

Carmelo Anthony isn’t about to do the New York Knicks any favors. To the contrary, he seems prepared to restrict their movement even further than before. Though it was initially believed Anthony would accept a trade to either the Cleveland Cavaliers or Houston Rockets, his list has shrunk to include just the latter, according to [...]

July 26, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

LeBron James ‘Eager’ for Cleveland Cavaliers to Trade Kyrie Irving After Signing Derrick Rose

LeBron James ‘Eager’ for Cleveland Cavaliers to Trade Kyrie Irving After Signing Derrick Rose

Now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have officially signed Derrick Rose, as first reported by The Vertical’s Shams Charania, LeBron James is ready to move on from Kyrie Irving, who has requested a trade out of Ohio, away from the confines of the four-time MVP’s shadow. You might even say James is eager to see Irving [...]

July 25, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0