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.
Dunn scores 21, shines again for Timberwolves (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 10 Jul 2016 22:00:31 PDT)
A look at some of the highlights from Sunday's schedule in the Las Vegas Summer League:
The Vertical's Top 100 free agents (Yahoo Sports)
(Sun, 10 Jul 2016 16:50:31 PDT)
The top 100 unrestricted and restricted free agents available on the market.
Pacers introduce new frontcourt, including Young, Jefferson (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:47:35 PDT)
The Indiana Pacers introduced Al Jefferson, Thaddeus Young and Jeremy Evans on Friday, with the hope that the revamped frontcourt can help push the team closer to the top of the NBA's Eastern Conference. ''We feel that we added some players that we think are going to help us contend for the East,'' Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird said. Indiana acquired Young in a draft night trade with Brooklyn, while Jefferson signed a three-year, $30 million deal earlier this week.
Celtics introduce Horford, their biggest free agent ever (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:16:02 PDT)
Al Horford is the biggest free agent ever to sign with the Boston Celtics. ''People around the league, they appreciate, they understand how special it is,'' Horford said Friday at a news conference surrounded by championship banners at the Celtics' practice facility. Horford agreed to a four-year, $113 million deal with the Celtics last week on the opening day of NBA free agency.
The Latest: Lakers announce signing Deng, Zubac, Clarkson (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:08:25 PDT)
The Los Angeles Lakers have formally announced their signings of veteran Luol Deng and second-round pick Ivica Zubac, along with the re-signing of guard Jordan Clarkson. The Lakers on Thursday also confirmed their acquisition of guard Jose Calderon and two second-round picks from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the rights to forward Ater Majok. Deng agreed to a four-year, $72 million to join the rebuilding Lakers.
NBA Free Agents: Moving Day (Rotoworld)
(Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:06:00 PDT)
Ryan Knaus analyzes 10 free agents who changed teams this summer, using player and team data to project how they'll fare with their new franchises.
AP Source: Rockets, Nene agree on 1-year, $2.9M deal (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:34:54 PDT)
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets have agreed to terms with Nene on a one-year, $2.9 million deal. The Rockets and Nene came to agreement on Wednesday to help the team address the departure of center Dwight Howard. Nene averaged 9.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 57 games for the Washington Wizards last season.
Dream beat Storm 77-64 to end 6-game losing streak (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:17:45 PDT)
Sancho Lyttle had a season-high 22 points and 11 rebounds, Angel McCoughtry added 18 points, and the Atlanta Dream ended a six-game losing streak with a 77-64 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night. Lyttle was 11 of 13 from the field and McCoughtry hit Atlanta's only 3-pointer during a 13-2 game-changing run to open the fourth quarter. Tiffany Hayes added 15 points for Atlanta (9-9), which won for the first time since hosting Chicago on June 17.
At $9,000 a second, free agency has been fast and furious (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:19:15 PDT)
In the first 96 hours of free agency, NBA teams committed about $3 billion toward contracts that can start becoming finalized later this week. ''The NBA and other businesses, they're not created equally,'' Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Monday, a few hours after Durant announced that he was taking a two-year deal with Golden State that would be worth $54 million if he plays it out.