Milwaukee Bucks sign free agent guard Jason Terry (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:28:19 PDT)
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard Jason Terry.
LeBron James would like to own and run an NBA team someday (Ball Don't Lie)
(Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:47:38 PDT)
LeBron James recently admitted that he’s chasing the figurative “ghost” of Michael Jordan, meaning MJ’s six NBA championship and Jordan’s acknowledged presence as the greatest to ever play the sport of basketball. In the ‘Open Run’ podcast on James’ own Uninterrupted channel, James revealed that he shares a sentiment with everyone from the leader of the free world to the college sophomore that you just traded a few Wizards-related Twitter @ replies with – he’d like to own an NBA team, and run the show from up top.
Grizzlies hire Bender assistant coach, Thate shooting coach (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:49:01 PDT)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Bob Bender as an assistant coach and Bob Thate as a shooting coach on David Fizdale's staff.
Ex-NBA forward Travis Outlaw arrested on felony marijuana charge (Ball Don't Lie)
(Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:53:00 PDT)
Former NBA forward Travis Outlaw was arrested last Tuesday after a grand jury indicted him on a felony marijuana charge. The Starkville, Miss., native turned himself in, according to Jim Gaines of the Starkville Daily News, was arrested and quickly released on $10,000 bond. The indictment, issued July 15, states the Starkville native possessed an amount of the drug greater than 250 grams but less than 1 kilogram on July 23, 2015.
The self-aware Stephen Jackson rips players who choose money over winning (Ball Don't Lie)
(Tue, 09 Aug 2016 10:38:51 PDT)
Stephen Jackson, a man who played 14 seasons in the NBA with eight different teams (one of them, whom we’ll discuss later, twice), is attempting to make a comeback after failing to latch on with any squads following a nine-game stint with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2013-14. “There’s a lot of guys in the NBA right now that are making money but they really don’t care if they win or lose as long as they are getting the paycheck and I’ve never been like that. “That’s the sad part of the NBA right now, that there are some players that are making a lot of money but they don’t really care about winning games and bringing the championship or a winning season to the organization, and that’s what the fans are complaining about.
Brook Lopez praises the rebuilding Nets' 'abnormal' offseason (Ball Don't Lie)
(Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:45:45 PDT)
Brook Lopez has seen some stuff. Not just because we’re comparing these Nets to the absolutely ridiculous run that Billy King dragged the team through for season after season (ending earlier in 2016), but because no NBA team has ever had to drag itself out of a death sentence like this. This is why Nets center Brook Lopez, the longest-tenured player on the franchise (since 2008) and a 20-points per game scorer last season, still called the team’s offseason “abnormal” upon reflection of new general manager Sean Marks’ first few months on the job.
Fantasy Basketball Breakouts (Rotoworld)
(Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:00:00 PDT)
Ethan Norof looks at some potential breakout candidates ahead of the 2016-17 fantasy basketball season.
Report: Jerry Stackhouse is about to become a D-League head coach (Ball Don't Lie)
(Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:28:45 PDT)
Coach Jerry Stackhouse of Team USA gives instructions to players during adidas Eurocamp on June 8, 2015 in Treviso, Italy. Just three years after his final pro game, former NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse is reportedly about to become a head coach. League sources have informed Upside & Motor that the Raptors 905 are expected to name Jerry Stackhouse as their new head coach for the 2016-17 season.
Ben Gordon and Flip Murray are looking for their next shot at the NBA (Ball Don't Lie)
(Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:05:32 PDT)
Ben Gordon and Flip Murray are taking a less frantic approach than Von Wafer came through with earlier in the offseason, but both would like to be back in the NBA if you wouldn’t mind. At ages 33 and 37, respectively, both are undersized shooting guards that can handle the ball in a pinch (Murray produced a solid assist rate at one point), but prefer to do their work as scorers and shooters while pining for that extra two inches of height that Jamal Crawford (still chugging along at age 36) was blessed with. Murray hasn’t played in the NBA since his Chicago Bulls lost to LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers – LeBron James’ old Cleveland Cavaliers – in 2010.
The Pacers and Nuggets will play a regular-season game in London (Ball Don't Lie)
(Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:50:02 PDT)
Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari tries to dribble past the defense of Indiana Pacers forward Paul George during a Jan. 30, 2016, game. This season’s NBA Global Games slate will once again feature a regular-season contest in London, with the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets getting tapped to head across the pond and square off at O2 Arena on Jan. 12, 2017.
Why only Paul Pierce, returning for a 19th NBA season, can stop himself (Ball Don't Lie)
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:45:08 PDT)
Paul Pierce can’t stop, and he won’t stop. Paul Pierce was not good last season, and it pains me to say that, since The Truth was everything to a 20-something who did dumb things in Boston during the early 2000s before becoming a fully realized professional, because he was me. My post-college life in Boston coincided almost entirely with Pierce’s 15 seasons there, and our paths crossed for a few years after I began covering the Celtics in 2010.
NBA-National Basketball Association roundup
(Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:53:56 PDT)
Six-time NBA All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire announced his retirement on Tuesday after signing a one-day contract with the New York Knicks. The 33-year-old Stoudemire played 14 NBA seasons, including 4 1/2 campaigns with the Knicks. Stoudemire was an All-Star for the Knicks in 2010-11 when he averaged 24.7 points and 8.0 rebounds.
Champion Cavs ink coach Lue to five-year deal
(Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:54:19 PDT)
NBA champions Cleveland and head coach Tyronn Lue have completed a five-year contract worth $35 million. The first four years of the deal are guaranteed, and the fifth year is a team option, allowing Lue to easily exceed the $21 million he earned during his playing career as a backup point guard. "Ty took over our team under very trying circumstances and his calm, confident approach was invaluable as we found our way to success," said Cavs general manager David Griffin.
Hawks sign former Michigan State center Matt Costello (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:27:45 PDT)
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks have signed undrafted rookie free agent center Matt Costello of Michigan State.
NBA Summer League East: Pt. 1 (Rotoworld)
(Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:01:00 PDT)
Ryan Knaus analyzes the fantasy prospects for dozens of Summer League players from the Eastern Conference.
DeMarcus Cousins remains confused by the Kings’ draft night moves (Ball Don't Lie)
(Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:44:13 PDT)
DeMarcus Cousins still isn’t totally clear what’s going on. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Vertical Pod with Chris Mannix: Wes Wilcox (Yahoo Sports)
(Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:45:10 PDT)
The Atlanta GM discusses the process behind signing Dwight Howard in free agency.
Dwight Howard thinks his back woes are over 'for the rest of my career' (Ball Don't Lie)
(Sun, 17 Jul 2016 13:19:18 PDT)
Dwight Howard underwent back surgery in 2012, and co-incidentally or not he hasn’t looked like the same player since. Back and knee issues limited him to half a season in 2014-15, his penultimate year with the Houston Rockets, and though Howard only missed 11 games in his final season with Houston in 2015-16, his presence wasn’t enough to pair with James Harden and turn the Rockets into the championship contender they should have been. In response, the Rockets hired former Howard nemesis Mike D’Antoni as coach during the offseason prior to watching Dwight move back home to Atlanta and the Hawks’ offer of a three-year, $70.5 million deal.
NBA great Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame center, dies at 74 (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 16 Jul 2016 18:02:59 PDT)
Nate Thurmond, the tenacious defensive center who played with Wilt Chamberlain and was an iconic figure in two cities, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. The Golden State Warriors announced the death of one of the team's most respected players less than a month after they lost the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. Thurmond played 11 of his 14 seasons with the Warriors and retired after the 1976-1977 season, one year after leading the ''Miracle'' Cavaliers to an improbable trip to the Eastern Conference finals.
NBA Summer League over for 16 teams in consolation play (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 15 Jul 2016 22:22:27 PDT)
A look at the eight consolation games Friday in the Las Vegas Summer League:
Quarterfinal matchups set at NBA Summer League (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:05:04 PDT)
A look at play Thursday at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas:
Spurs make it official, sign veteran Pau Gasol
(Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:16:54 PDT)
(Reuters) - The San Antonio Spurs, looking to fill a void left by the retirement of future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan, officially added Pau Gasol on Thursday in an effort to shore up their front line. Terms of the contract were not disclosed but it was widely reported that Gasol, the only NBA player to average 15 points, 10 rebounds and four assists a game last season, signed a two-year deal worth $30 million. Gasol, a 15-year NBA veteran who played last season for the Chicago Bulls, had previously written in the Players' Tribune that he would be joining the five-times NBA champions Spurs.
NBA-Spurs make it official, sign veteran Pau Gasol
(Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:03:25 PDT)
The San Antonio Spurs, looking to fill a void left by the retirement of future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan, officially added Pau Gasol on Thursday in an effort to shore up their front line. Terms of the contract were not disclosed but it was widely reported that Gasol, the only NBA player to average 15 points, 10 rebounds and four assists a game last season, signed a two-year deal worth $30 million. Gasol, a 15-year NBA veteran who played last season for the Chicago Bulls, had previously written in the Players' Tribune that he would be joining the five-times NBA champions Spurs.
Jeff Teague is literally living in his parents' basement this season (Ball Don't Lie)
(Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:29:49 PDT)
Indiana Pacers’ Jeff Teague poses with head coach Nate McMillan, left, and President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird during a news conference, Monday, July 11, 2016, in Indianapolis. The Pacers acquired Teague from the Atlanta Hawks in a three-team trade. New Indiana Pacers point guard Jeff Teague at least has some advantages over many of his peers.
Dwight Howard gets emotional at introduction for hometown Hawks (Ball Don't Lie)
(Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:25:49 PDT)
Dwight Howard, center, smiles during a news conference introducing him as the newest member of the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team Wednesday July 13, 2016, in Atlanta. Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer is at right. (Brandt Sanderlin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Dwight Howard ready to prove he can be elite player again (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:47:28 PDT)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Dwight Howard watched Kent Bazemore choke up with emotion and soon did the same.
Duncan's retirement the latest in a summer full of goodbyes (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 11 Jul 2016 23:29:36 PDT)
Players synonymous with their cities and their franchises are now gone in a summer of upheaval the NBA has rarely seen before, and the teams left behind begin their searches for new identities after saying the hardest of goodbyes. ''You never would've been able to convince me a couple years back that Wade wouldn't finish his career in Miami or Durant would have moved on in his prime from that great Oklahoma City team, or Rose after his MVP year, four years later he's not in Chicago anymore,'' ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy said.
Hawks, Jack agree to 1-year contract (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:28:01 PDT)
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks and point guard Jarrett Jack have agreed on a one-year contract for next season.
'Say it ain't so!': The NBA reacts to Duncan's retirement (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:16:11 PDT)
Quinn was with the San Antonio Spurs, and can still see Tim Duncan sacrificing his body and diving out of bounds in a spectacular effort to keep a ball in play. Moments like those that no one saw, moments like the five NBA championships that the world saw and countless other memories from Duncan's 19 seasons with the Spurs were shared by plenty around the game Monday, the reactions coming in swiftly after the 15-time All-Star announced in a simple news release that he is retiring. ''He didn't always wear his emotions on his sleeve like other guys,'' said Quinn, now a Miami Heat assistant.
Jeff Teague's dream finally coming true (Yahoo Sports)
(Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:09:42 PDT)
Jeff Teague always wanted to play for the Indiana Pacers, and now he's come home to team up with Paul George.