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Irving's trade request has Cavs in turmoil

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:39:12 GMT

Kyrie Irving reportedly requested a trade away from the Cavaliers last week. Here are four options for how Cleveland can proceed.

Gasol agrees to three-year deal with Spurs

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:10:45 GMT

NEW YORK Spanish 37-year-old free agent centre Pau Gasol, a six-time NBA All-Star, has agreed to a three-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs, ESPN reported Friday. The contract, according to unnamed sources in the ESPN website report, will include a partial guarantee in the final season for the Barcelona-born

NBA: Kyrie Irving asks to be traded by Cavaliers

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:20:00 GMT

Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself. Cleveland's All-Star point guard has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Friday. Irving made the request last week to owner Dan Gilbert, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Derrick Rose to decide between Cavaliers, Lakers next week

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:15:42 GMT

Those hoping for a quick resolution on the Los Angeles Lakers' courtship with Derrick Rose are out of luck. The New York Knicks free agent guard will have a “face-to-face meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers in coming days,” according to Chris Haynes of ESPN, who adds that Rose is not “expected”

Locked on Hawks podcast: Available targets, Kyrie Irving and more

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:01:11 GMT

Good morning! The weekend is here and, while it wasn't the busiest week in the world for the Atlanta Hawks, there is plenty of fodder for a new podcast. Episode 235 of the Locked on Hawks podcast is here and topics include the following: The Hawks introduced both Dewayne Dedmon and Ersan Ilyasova

AP Sources: John Wall, Wiz agree to $170M, 4-year extension

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:51:00 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) — All-Star point guard John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension that will start with the 2019 season, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday night. The people confirmed the terms of the agreement

Eric Bledsoe linked to Cavs

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:55:13 GMT

I'm going to a Coolio show tonight, so forgive me if this is rushed. We've got some trade talk should be addressed, though. Late Friday, the NBA rumor mill was abuzz. The Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, and Phoenix Suns were all included in plenty of trade conversations according to blue

Atlanta Hawks add Dewayne Dedmon

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:58:00 GMT

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed center Dewayne Dedmon, it was announced Friday by General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Last season in 76 games (37 starts) with the San Antonio Spurs, Dedmon averaged

Snaps of the week: Draymond and Neymar in Ibiza, Chris Paul and James Harden at concert

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:40:25 GMT

Welcome to For The Win's weekly Snapchat/Instagram Story roundup where we watch a bunch of Snaps/IG Stories from around the sports world and collect the best/funniest/most entertaining ones here for you to enjoy. This week's Snaps of the Week starts with a bunch of dancing and partying . Draymond

Stephen Curry one of NBA's greats, but his paycheck doesn't show it

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:42:48 GMT

How does NBA star Stephen Curry deals with making millions less than other top players? He takes advice from his dad, former NBA player Dell Curry.

Sources: Derrick Rose talks deal with Cavs, meets with Lakers

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:06:10 GMT

Free-agent point guard Derrick Rose is in serious talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the defending Eastern Conference champions on a one-year contract, sources told ESPN on Thursday. While those talks continue, Rose also met with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, sources told ESPN's

NBA: Cleveland won’t get 2020 or 2021 All-Star game unless arena renovation begins by Sept. 15

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:40:34 GMT

Will Cavaliers host All-Star game?

Dirk Nowitzki just burned the entire NBA with one workout pic

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:29:50 GMT

Dirk Nowitzki = legend. The 39-year-old  managed to mock basically every player in the NBA with one beautiful, yet hilarious photo.  Some NBA stars are sharing their core workout routines on social media. Or doing shirtless dances after their workout. But all Nowitzki needs is a plain, old bicycle. And

Kings preseason schedule: Circle Oct. 8 on your calendars

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:19:09 GMT

Thursday afternoon the Sacramento Kings announced their preseason schedule for the 2017-18 season and there is plenty of intrigue to look forward to. The Kings open their preseason schedule on Oct. 2 at the Golden 1 Center against the San Antonio Spurs. Under head coach Gregg Popovich, the Spurs won

Derrick Rose Rumors: Cavaliers Reportedly Meeting with FA Amid Lakers Interest

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:45:57 GMT

ESPN's Chris Haynes reported Friday that free-agent point guard Derrick Rose and the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to have a face-to-face meeting in the coming days.  Haynes added that Rose isn't expected to make a decision on where he will sign until next week. Haynes and ESPN's Ramona

Beck's Spotlight: NBA Will Lose 1 of It's Best Owners with Rockets Sale

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:53:48 GMT

The future of the Houston Rockets is bright, with Chris Paul and potentially Carmelo Anthony ready to join James Harden to compete with the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. But owner Leslie Alexander shocked the league this week when he announced he would be putting the valuable franchise up for sale

Ray Allen spent some of his birthday arguing with Celtics fans on Instagram

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:30:35 GMT

Some Celtics fans called Ray Allen a "traitor," "snake," "Judas Shuttlesworth" and much worse in response to a happy birthday post on Instagram.

Ranking the NBA's best starting fives: Where do the Wizards rank?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:05:52 GMT

Sure, there can be more changes, but most of the big names are off the market and now we have an idea of what everyone's starting five will generally look like. At the Wizards' press conference for Otto Porter and his new max deal, Leonsis sat down with CSN Mid-Atlantic's Chris Miller, and

Apprenticeship vs. championship: Inside Boston's plan to develop elite talent while chasing an NBA title

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:04:40 GMT

History says the Celtics' pursuit is possible, but the situations of promising prospects Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum present some interesting challenges.

Portland Still Not An Option For Carmelo

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:44:07 GMT

The Portland Trail Blazers have the assets to acquire Carmelo Anthony in a trade, but he needs to approve a deal.

Draymond Green still doesn't take Damian Lillard and the Blazers seriously, even if they get Carmelo Anthony

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:49:41 GMT

Lillard’s been recruiting Melo since trade discussions to Houston broke down in early July. Damian Lillard thinks the Trail Blazers could give the Golden State Warriors fits offensively if they land Carmelo Anthony in a trade this summer. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year shut down the notion

2017 NBA Free-Agency Awards: Which Teams and Players Won the Offseason?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:28:27 GMT

Functioning as an NBA coach is a monumentally difficult task. Ditto for trying to serve as the general manager for one of the Association's 30 franchises.  Trying to do both at the same time? That's nearly impossible.  And yet, it's been a recent trend as power-hungry coaches attempt to control

Report: Thunder signing Dakari Johnson two years after drafting him

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:22:01 GMT

Will Johnson stick into regular season?

Rumor Central: Could Ian Clark land with Lakers?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:57:32 GMT The Los Angeles Lakers still have two open roster spots to fill and management -- Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka -- are looking to add depth in the backcourt. On Thursday, Derrick Rose met with the Lakers and according to the Los Angeles Daily News, so did Golden State Warriors free-agent Ian

Davis hilariously does the #DriveByDunkChallenge

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:23:00 GMT

The Drive-By Challenge is the summer's newest and hottest Internet meme, in which people are filming themselves getting into their cars and finding every random basketball hoop in driveways to dunk on, has made it to the NBA. New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis decided to get in on the fun in

An NBA junkie's guide for alternative hoops this summer

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:43:49 GMT

Law Murray Now that NBA summer league has concluded, the winter of NBA activity has arrived. Even with the regular season starting earlier than usual this fall, the opening tip isn't for another 88 days. Separate isn't always better when there are feelings involved. Fortunately, there is more

NBA Rumors: Houston Rockets’ Key to Capturing LeBron James in 2018

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:03 GMT

Among the three NBA teams LeBron James has been linked with as possible landing spots, only two provide plausible attractions for the Cavs’ main man. The Miami Heat, the L.A. Lakers and the Houston Rockets are all reportedly potential suitors for James should he decide to exercise his right to opt

NBA Rumors: Latest on Derrick Rose and Possible Carmelo Anthony Trade

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:01 GMT

For most NBA fans, we're entering the quiet period of the offseason. The summer league—which was a pleasant thrill this year—is over, the draft is long gone and most of the notable players who were on the trade and free-agent markets are now off it. We have roughly three months before the 2017-18

Lakers meet with Derrick Rose, Ian Clark about backup point guard slot

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:45:24 GMT

Which one would be a better backup and mentor to Lonzo Ball?

Draymond Green on Blazer Damian Lillard's Melo talk: 'Give it a break'

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:35:25 GMT

Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard says his team could compete with anyone in the West, including the defending champion the Golden State Warriors. He then went on to say (via CSN Bay Area) that if his team added Carmelo Anthony he wished other teams "good luck" with essentially trying to defend

Scoring Sensation Russ Smith's Message to NBA Doubters: 'I for Damn Sure Belong'

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:14:42 GMT

It's around 11 p.m. in China when Russ Smith answers the phone. His team, Luoyang, of China's National Basketball League, had a game earlier in the evening in Beijing and he only recently returned to his hotel room. He's tired and wondering whether to join some teammates at a hookah lounge

He's averaging 58 points, but will the NBA care?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:14:42 GMT

It's around 11 p.m. in China when Russ Smith answers the phone. His team, Luoyang, of China's National Basketball League, had a game earlier in the evening in Beijing, and he only recently returned to his hotel room. He's tired and wondering whether to join some teammates at a hookah lounge

Ranking the 10 best backcourts in the NBA

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Houston Rockets are making power moves this offseason. Despite the Warriors' Western Conference dominance, Daryl Morey and company see this — the prime of James Harden's career — as their window to make a title run, and they don't plan on wasting it. The rest of the league watched as

The Night Shift: 7/21/17

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Welcome to the Friday edition of the Night Shift. Tonight's topic: Would you be okay with the NFL adding small ad patches to jerseys if it meant a significant reduction in the amount of commercials shown during games? The NBA is experimenting with the idea, allowing teams to sell use a 2.5 square

Schlenk wants Hawks to avoid being "down 2-3 years in a row"

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The dust has settled a bit, the projection systems are beginning to weigh in and we (kind of) know what the Atlanta Hawks will look like for 2017-2018. New general manager Travis Schlenk came in and executed an on-the-fly rebuild, sending Dwight Howard to Charlotte, letting Paul Millsap and Tim Hardaway

Damian Lillard's song 'Wasatch Front' to be on NBA 2K18 soundtrack

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 GMT

SALT LAKE CITY — Using the name Dame D.O.L.L.A., former Weber State and current Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard released a rap album in October 2016 titled "The Letter O" to pay tribute to Oakland, California, where he grew up; Ogden, Utah, where he burst onto the basketball scene

After four years out of NBA, Pacers give Damien Wilkins chance to return

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:58:44 GMT

Consider this the most unexpected signing of the summer.

NBA notebook: Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins close to $148M deal

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:24:03 GMT

The Minnesota Timberwolves and young star Andrew Wiggins are closing in on a five-year, $148 million contract extension. Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed the discussions during a press conference to introduce new acquisition Jamal Crawford. Wiggins has one season remaining on his rookie deal.

National Basketball Association roundup

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:15:29 GMT

July 20 (The Sports Xchange) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and young star Andrew Wiggins are closing in on a five-year, $148 million contract extension. Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed the discussions with the Canadian during a press conference to introduce new acquisition Jamal Crawford. Wiggins

Insider: Where do the new-look Pacers rank among Eastern Conference competition?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:56:00 GMT

LeBron James' dominance in the Eastern Conference has been historic and remarkable. The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached the NBA Finals the past three seasons. No team in the Eastern Conference during that stretch has pushed the Cavaliers to an elimination game. Yet the landscape in the East below

How the NBA made summer league a real thing and stole July in the process

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:12:00 GMT

It is that never-ending search for new storylines that has fueled the NBA's surge in popularity during a time it once would disappear. With an ever-increasing appetite for coverage of the league's offseason transactions — from the NBA draft in late June to free agency in July — and its annual

Lakers Rumors: Derrick Rose, LA Reportedly 'Felt Good' After 3-Hour Meeting

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:56:11 GMT

Derrick Rose and the Los Angeles Lakers both "felt good" about their meeting on Thursday, according to's Chris Haynes. Rose has also been in "serious discussions" with the Cleveland Cavaliers about joining the defending Eastern Conference champions, but's

Source: Celtics to sign free-agent guard Larkin

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:22:18 GMT

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Celtics since 2007 Emmy award-winning videographer Joined in 2009 Follow on Twitter The Boston Celtics will continue a feverish offseason roster overhaul by signing free-agent point guard Shane Larkin, according to a league source. Larkin,

Amar'e Stoudemire Eyes Tech Investing As Career Spans NBA, Israel

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:47:23 GMT

NEW YORK — Amar'e Stoudemire looks comfortable as the keynote speaker at Deloitte's Israel Dealmakers Summit. He laughs easily when asked about a touchy subject like the future of the New York Knicks. He's able to speak with entrepreneurs and investors from Israel and the U.S. about everything

NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers, Derrick Rose Have Free-Agent Meeting

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:46:04 GMT

The Los Angeles Lakers might not be done adding free-agent guards to their 2017-18 roster. Veteran point guard and former NBA MVP Derrick Rose met with the Lakers on Thursday, per ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Rose reportedly also is drawing interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 28-year-old guard

NBA: Warriors to require 30-year commitment for season tickets

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:51:10 GMT

(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors are bringing the personal seat license to the NBA, and the fans interested in purchasing them will be asked for a 30-year commitment. While pricing of the licenses has not been revealed, ESPN cited a team official as saying that the number of seats dedicated

Then & Now: Steph Curry predicts NBA future

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:24:04 GMT

Take a look back at the time 14-year-old Stephen Curry talked about his love for basketball and his hopes to one day play in the NBA.