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  • Southeast Notes: Young, Johnson, Wizards, Lamb November 15, 2018
    Hawks guard Trae Young firmly believes he’ll be a better player than fellow rookie Luka Doncic, explaining his reasoning to Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated this week. The two players have been compared for months after the Hawks and Mavericks agreed to a draft-night trade in June. “The thing with Luka,” Young says, “he’s a […]
  • Rockets To Part Ways With Carmelo Anthony November 15, 2018
    The Rockets are officially moving on from veteran forward Carmelo Anthony, the team announced in a press release Thursday. Despite parting ways with Anthony, there are no immediate plans for him to be placed on waivers, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Houston will allow him to remain on the roster, giving his reps the chance to explore […]
  • Poll: Kevin Durant’s Future November 15, 2018
    When Kevin Durant reaches free agency in 2019, there’s a chance he could be coming off a third straight championship — and maybe even a third consecutive NBA Finals MVP award. Durant already has two of each under his belt, and remains one of the league’s very best players, on a team considered the overwhelming […]
  • Hoops Rumors Glossary: Waivers November 15, 2018
    When a team releases a player, he doesn’t immediately become a free agent. Instead, the player is placed on waivers, which serves as a sort of temporary holding ground as the other 29 NBA teams decide if they want to try to add him to their roster. A player remains on waivers for two full […]
  • Rajon Rondo Out 3-5 Weeks With Broken Hand November 15, 2018
    2:22pm: Rondo will undergo surgery on his right hand within the next 24 hours, per the Lakers (Twitter link via Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times). Rondo’s recovery timetable is still about three to five weeks, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. 8:23am: LeBron James and the Lakers played perhaps their best game of the season […]
  • Draymond Green Addresses Durant Confrontation November 15, 2018
    Speaking today to reporters after the Warriors‘ shootaround, Draymond Green issued his first public comments about the on-court and postgame confrontation between him and Kevin Durant – and other teammates – that took place on Monday. Green, who didn’t take questions after making a statement, said that he has spoken to Durant and that they’re […]
  • NBA Trade Candidate Watch: Southwest Division November 15, 2018
    Over the course of the 2018/19 NBA season, up until February’s trade deadline, we’re keeping an eye on potential trade candidates from around the NBA, monitoring their value and exploring the likelihood that they’ll be moved. Each of these looks at possible trade candidates focuses on a specific division, as we zero in on three […]
  • Rockets Notes: Carmelo, MCW, Paul, Bzdelik November 15, 2018
    While there has been no resolution yet to the Carmelo Anthony situation in Houston, the uncertainty surrounding the 10-time All-Star hasn’t been a distraction for the rest of the Rockets, writes Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. “In this league, man, you’ve seen it all, especially the vets,” forward P.J. Tucker said. “You see all […]
  • Pau Gasol Not Considering Retiring Anytime Soon November 15, 2018
    It has been a rough season so far for Spurs big man Pau Gasol, who averaged a career-low 6.8 PPG and 6.1 RPG in a part-time role during his first nine games before being sidelined with a foot injury. However, despite his declining role and his health issues, Gasol believes he still has plenty left […]
  • Butler, Covington, Saric Debut For New Teams November 15, 2018
    Four days after the Timberwolves and Sixers first agreed to a blockbuster Jimmy Butler trade, and two days after that deal was officially completed, Butler made his Philadelphia debut on Wednesday night while Robert Covington and Dario Saric made their first appearances as members of the Wolves. Butler had a fairly quiet first game for […]
  • Poll: Celtics’ 2019 First Round Picks November 15, 2018
    Before the 2018/19 season started, the Celtics looked like they were primed to receive two first-round draft picks in next summer’s 2019 NBA draft – their own selection and the first-round pick of the Kings or Sixers (Boston gets the most favorable of the two, or the least favorable if one is the No. 1 pick). However, a strong start […]
  • Tracy McGrady Says Carmelo Anthony Should Retire November 15, 2018
    As Carmelo Anthony continues to sit out with what the Rockets call an illness, one prominent former player thinks that Anthony should call it quits and retire from the NBA. Seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady, speaking while appearing on Tuesday’s edition of ESPN’s The Jump, said: “You know what? I honestly think Melo should retire, I really do… I don’t […]
  • NBA G League Assignments/Recalls: 11/14/18 November 15, 2018
    Here are Wednesday’s assignments and recalls from around the NBA: The Bucks have assigned Sterling Brown to their G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, per the team’s website. Brown, who has appeared in seven of the Bucks’ 13 games so far this season, is averaging 2.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.8 minutes per game. According to […]
  • Markelle Fultz Moved To Bench Role November 14, 2018
    Tim Bontemps of ESPN is reporting that the Sixers, fresh off a trade for All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler, will start Butler, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, J.J. Redick, and Wilson Chandler against the Magic in tonight’s game in Orlando, meaning last year’s No. 1 overall pick, Markelle Fultz, is now officially coming off the bench after starting the team’s first […]
  • And-Ones: G League Draft, Chemistry, Trade Demands, Smith November 14, 2018
    With the NBA G League continuing to grow season by season, there are now more ways than ever (e.g. two-way players, affiliate players, etc.) for a G League franchise to build its roster. Accordingly, Adam Johnson of 2 Ways & 10 Days asks whether the NBA’s G League draft has ultimately already run its course. As Johnson […]

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