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Awkward! These camps won't be comfortable

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:42:41 GMT

From New York to Golden State, an offseason of turmoil will make for some uneasy feelings. Some won’t be easily resolved. Others may not be settled this season.



Donald Trump uninvites Stephen Curry to the White House even though NBA superstar said he would not be visiting

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:48:00 GMT

Donald Trump has rescinded Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House even though the NBA superstar already said he would "probably" not be visiting. At a press conference on Friday, the Golden State Warriors point guard said he would be against his team attending a meet-and-greet with



The water cooler: Five talking points from the Raptors' opener

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:20:36 GMT

Five talking points from the Raptors' opener: The Raptors were in a tight game late in the first quarter when their prime free-agent acquisition, DeMarre Carroll, took a spill on a wild drive to the basket. The team's starting small forward and defensive leader went face-first onto the court



NBA Training Camps 2017: Start Dates, Schedules and Top Storylines to Watch

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:42:02 GMT

Consider yourself forgiven if you didn't realize the NBA had an offseason in 2017. The league spent the summer spinning from one blockbuster transaction to the next. The Oklahoma City Thunder beefed up their security around Russell Westbrook, the Association's reigning MVP. James Harden now has



NBA scheduling change means no Canada Series games this fall

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:39:20 GMT

Stretching out the NBA's regular season and condensing the exhibition season has caused some temporary collateral damage for Canada. With the start of the regular season moved up two weeks this October and most teams cutting back from seven or eight pre-season games to four or five, there will be



Report: Carmelo Anthony “heavily considering” adding Portland to trade list

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:27:17 GMT

Portland's stars Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum have been very public in their recruitment of Anthony.



Rusty Raptors fall to Bulls in Chicago

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:51:06 GMT

CHICAGO—It was ugly at times, gruesome and troubling and disappointing all at once. But if it teaches a lesson or two or even continues to hammer home a point made incessantly since the NBA season began, a dreary Friday night here will have been worth it. The Toronto Raptors were not good, not good at



Raptors' DeMar DeRozan miffed again at SI's ranking

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:51:05 GMT

DeMar DeRozan appears unimpressed after climbing 10 places to No. 36 in Sports Illustrated's annual NBA player ratings. The Toronto Raptors star reacted to the ranking with a tweet Tuesday that said “F SI...#ProveEm.” We're guessing the F was not short for fiddlesticks. He had a similar reaction



Durant and Kerr coy on White House visit

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:15:02 GMT

Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant and head coach Steve Kerr have both said they'll need time to decide whether the team will visit the White House as NBA champions this year.



Durant keen to move on from Twitter antics

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:45:02 GMT

Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant is keen to move on from his Twitter debacle.



Three things from the Raptors game and a start on the weekend mail

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:52:40 GMT

What? No confetti cannons at the end? For shame. Sure, the league-provided T-shirts were nice but the whole division-winning thing passed with very little public fanfare. Guess it'll make the banner unfurling (I'd guess before the last game of the regular season, which will be nice for the fans



Nowitzki ready to pass torch to Smith? 'We're hoping he'll be a cornerstone' for Mavs

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT

When he looks at rookie Dennis Smith Jr., Dirk Nowitzki sees a little of himself, circa 20 years ago. Very little. "I was a bit less of an athlete," he said, suppressing a grin at the understatement. Nowitzki and his teammates are excited about the start of the preseason and the arrival of



THE PACK BETTER BE BACK! – RIPPINN

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:50:26 GMT

T-Wolves fans have suffered for 13 years… So the NBA put out a tweet tonight proclaiming — “The Pack is Back.” Now if you're a T-Wolve fan you've been hearing the same old thing for the last 13 years, and now with all the young talent — the expectations are off the hook. With Jimmy King joining



Knicks expect Carmelo at camp

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

GREENBURGH NEW YORK – When training camp opens, the New York Knicks expect Carmelo Anthony right where he's been — in their uniform and in their starting lineup. The Knicks said Friday they plan for Anthony to report next week after not finding a trade for their All-Star forward. “When we set out



LeBron has one for the ages, which we have come to expect

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:22:57 GMT

The Legend of LeBron grows and if you didn't think he was the most compelling player in the game today, maybe you've re-thought that opinion today. That display Sunday night – the triple-double, the game-winning three, the exhaustion and the sore ankle – should pretty much have alleviated any



Curry: Warriors can 'inspire change' skipping White House visit

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:03:18 GMT

Stephen Curry has made his stance clear: he does not want the Warriors to visit the White House, if they are invited. Curry, who has been critical of Donald Trump and his administration in the past, said he will voice his opposition to visiting the White House when the Warriors meet as a team to discuss



For Kevin Durant, troll season ends now

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT

OAKLAND - This summer should have been a victory lap for Kevin Durant after his sublime NBA Finals. Validation after proving himself on the biggest stage in basketball. A continuation of that magical night in late June when the Golden State Warriors clinched at home and the basketball world hailed him



Former Michigan State player Alan Anderson hoping for 1 more NBA call

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:55:39 GMT

When the NFL season begins every fall, Alan Anderson's body starts talking to him. The summer break is over, NBA training camps are right around the corner and the itch to start balling for real takes over. As his 35th birthday looms around the corner in October, Anderson is still looking for a team



Meet the 2017-18 Detroit Pistons 14-man roster

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:50:04 GMT

Free Press sports writer Vince Ellis breaks down the 2017-18 Detroit Pistons roster: C Andre Drummond Age: 24. Size: 6-11, 280 pounds. Salary: $25.4 million. Stat: Rebounding percentage (36.2%) was better in 2016-17 than previous season (34.2). Pistons mailbag: Andre Drummond's rhymes top his free-throw



For Kevin Durant, troll season ends now

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:42:36 GMT

OAKLAND - This summer should have been a victory lap for Kevin Durant after his sublime NBA Finals. Validation after proving himself on the biggest stage in basketball. A continuation of that magical night in late June when the Golden State Warriors clinched at home and the basketball world hailed him



Raptors set to enter tough five-game stretch

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:34:35 GMT

The good news for the Raptors is that they're coming into this patch of games with the wind at their backs. Fresh off three straight wins—including hard-fought comebacks over the San Antonio Spurs and Washington Wizards — Toronto will post its first-ever 50-win campaign if the team can manage to



Grizzlies trade Troy Daniels to Suns for second-round pick

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:41:37 GMT

With a few teams already holding media day and training camp just around the corner, this isn't exactly trade season. If not for the Carmelo Anthony situation, trades wouldn't even be on people's minds at all.  So of course, early Friday evening, the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns made



Lucky Number 27! – Rickie Tedford Jr

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:35:28 GMT

With the Lakers looking to accelerate their rebuilding process this summer, the team made the polarizing decision to trade third year guard and former number two overall pick D'angelo Russell. Say what you want about why the lakers made the trade but it's my belief that it was one the BEST decisions



Grizzlies trade Troy Daniels to Phoenix Suns

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:25:52 GMT

One of the roster moves that we knew was coming has finally gone down. On Friday evening, the Grizzlies announced that they had traded three point specialist Troy Daniels to the Phoenix Suns. The Grizzlies will also send one of their three 2018 second round picks to Phoenix. In return, Memphis receives



Cavs added to Melo's wish list

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:46:13 GMT

Adrian Wojnarowski discusses Carmelo Anthony expanding the list of teams he would waive his no-trade clause for, with the Rockets still atop his wish list.



Kerr expects Warriors to be better

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:33:40 GMT

Steve Kerr says Golden State says it will be easier to make progress immediately due to almost the exact roster returning from last year's team.



Cavaliers seek emotional rescue in Game 5

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:22:27 GMT

OAKLAND—It always becomes more mental than physical as an NBA final drags on. Everyone knows everyone's plays and proclivities and habits. The secrets have all been discovered, the surprises minimal. There can be minor changes in some strategies, but they are so minuscule that they're invisible



NBA: National Basketball Association roundup

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:00:09 GMT

(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors plan to meet as a team this fall to decide whether to make a visit to the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship, head coach Steve Kerr told ESPN. The Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games to win their second championship in



VIDEO: Behind-the-scenes look at Warriors Media Day 2017

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:10:04 GMT

ABC7 News is giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the Dubs on Warriors Media Day.



The Definitive NBA Mascot Power Rankings

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:50:28 GMT

The Definitive NBA Mascot Power Rankings The season is quickly approaching as media day and training camps start next week. However, the boredom of the off season is still upon us. I have been in a few Twitter "feuds" with NBA mascots from time to time, one of which a severely sensitive bird



Kurtenbach: The Warriors seem to love being the NBA's most hated team

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:35:48 GMT

OAKLAND — After a summer of celebration, reflection, addition, and subtraction, the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors showed up for their first day of work on Friday. There were a few more people greeting them at the office this year — the team's public relations staff estimated that there



Warriors' Green: 'You don't have to be tough to play in this league today'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:34:42 GMT

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images There's no way to quantify the level of toughness in a player. If it was possible, though, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green would likely score high thanks to his no-nonsense approach and physical brand of basketball. However, Green doesn'



Warriors' Green: 'You don't have to be tough to play in this league today'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:34:42 GMT

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images There's no way to quantify the level of toughness in a player. If it was possible, though, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green would likely score high thanks to his no-nonsense approach and physical brand of basketball. However, Green doesn'



Nike x NBA Global Launch | Esquire

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:57:33 GMT

TV Personality, Billy Dec takes viewers inside the totally insane Nike and NBA Global Launch.



'NBA 2K18' News: Xbox Users Affected By MyCareer Deletion Have Been Compensated, Per 2K

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT

If you have NBA 2K18 on Xbox One and you submitted a support ticket because your VC purchases were wiped away in last week's widespread data losses, your accounts should have been credited, per a message provided to me by 2K. If the claim was reported through September 21, the entire VC purchase



Source: Suns' Alan Williams suffered partially torn meniscus in practice

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:45:52 GMT

Phoenix Suns forward Alan Williams has suffered a partially torn meniscus, an initial evaluation reveals, league sources tell ESPN. Williams is getting a second opinion on Saturday and is also expected to undergo an MRI, sources say. Williams landed on a foot of teammate Marquese Chriss during a workout



50 most dominant teams in NBA history – tierify

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:36:21 GMT

The Golden State Warriors got me (and a lot of people) thinking about where their 2016 season ranks against other great teams. An Elo ratings system distills a team's performance to a single score ‐ the higher the score, the better. A team's performance is converted to a score by first calculating



Paul George: 'Didn't know I was gonna be traded'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:11:46 GMT

Layne Murdoch / National Basketball Association / Getty Paul George may have been blindsided by the Indiana Pacers. The All-Star swingman was sent to the Oklahoma City Thunder in July in exchange for guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis. George shared a video montage Thursday of his intense



Healing Wolves forward Nemanja Bjelica expects to be ready for season opener

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:05:00 GMT

Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica is close to returning to full contact and remains optimistic about being ready for the regular season opener following his recovery from foot surgery. The 6-foot-10 Bjelica missed the final 15 games of the regular season after suffering a left foot fracture in a March



14 best photos from Warriors media day

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:04:31 GMT

The Golden State Warriors' media day was eventful, as expected, since they are the defending champs. Players shared their thoughts on whether or not the team should go to the White House, they goofed off with each other and they joked around with reporters. In addition to all of that, they posed



Suns acquire Devin Booker nemesis Troy Daniels from Memphis Grizzlies

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:03:21 GMT

The Suns' acquisition of guard Troy Daniels, along with a second-round pick, from Memphis could be a little awkward at the beginning of their new relationship. Daniels and Suns guard Devin Booker had a memorable exchange last year, and now they are teammates. From an azcentral sports story in February



Pat Riley raves about Dwyane Wade, but avoids all contract talk

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:55:50 GMT

Dwyane Wade is under contract with the Chicago Bulls, meaning other NBA clubs cannot openly talk about possibly signing him until he is a free agent. As such, Miami Heat President Pat Riley was cautious Friday when asked about Wade's future.



Sources: Phoenix Suns acquire guard Troy Daniels

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:39:16 GMT

The Phoenix Suns have acquired guard Troy Daniels and a 2018 second-round draft pick from the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told The Vertical.



WATCH: Nick Young's 'swag' fits right in with Warriors culture

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:14:02 GMT

OAKLAND — Nick Young is a character. His outgoing personality made him a fan favorite during his tenure as a Los Angeles Laker. The guy even goes by the nickname “Swaggy P.” Such a big personality added to a team coming off a championship could provide fear of ruining the chemistry of what was already



NBA 2K18 vs NBA Live 18's Face-Scanning Feature

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:11:00 GMT

The GameSpot staff decided to try out the popular face scan tech from both NBA titles, with varying degrees of success.



Five burning questions emerge as Charlotte Hornets prepare to open training camp

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:07:00 GMT

Between the changes in the Charlotte Hornets' offseason and the decline of several Eastern Conference teams, the Hornets belong back in the NBA playoffs. Trading for a 31-year-old future Hall of Famer in center Dwight Howard says the Hornets are in win-now mode. Since the NBA returned to Charlotte



Little things made big difference for Raptors: Arthur

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:50:45 GMT

In the giddy emotion after the Toronto Raptors came back to win Game 5, nobody was sure what happened. One Raptors employee said, “I can't believe we won that game.” Another just shook his head. Asked for an explanation, one Raptors executive grinned and said, “There's no explanation.” There



Steph Curry jokes he and Kevin Durant might practice in socks to avoid Nike-Under Armour beef

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:44:42 GMT

Back in August, Kevin Durant said that “nobody plays in Under Armours” on The Bill Simmons Podcast, which caused Under Armour's stock to briefly plummet. Afterwards, Durant's Warriors teammate Steph Curry, who has a deal with UA, told The Charlotte Observer that it wouldn't cause any issues



Light up the scoreboard with our ‘NBA 2K18’ offense guide

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:40:15 GMT

From getting quality shots, to moving the rock, to tricking defenders with sick dribbles, to the ever important pick and roll, our NBA 2K18 offense guide will help you drain buckets.



Andre Iguodala talks hall of fame, contract chess and Silicon Valley learning

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:30:02 GMT

OAKLAND — Andre Iguodala didn't see the question coming. Do you ever think about things like the hall of fame or having your jersey retired? “No. I don't think I'm that good,” he told reporters at Warriors media day Friday.  “My son thinks I'm that good.” Apparently, so do his employers



Look: Butler poses in new Timberwolves threads for 1st time

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:25:05 GMT

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images Jimmy Butler is a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and that's no Bull. It was Media Day for the Timberwolves on Friday, with the three-time All-Star showing off his new colors for the first time in an official photo shoot: Butler was acquired by