NBA & Other News


  • Hoops Rumors Glossary: Hard Cap October 19, 2020
    The NBA’s salary cap is a “soft” cap, which is why every single club’s team salary comfortably surpassed $109,141,000 at some point during the 2019/20 season. Once a team uses up all of its cap room, it can use a series of exceptions, including the mid-level, bi-annual, and various forms of Bird rights, to exceed […]
  • Cavs Notes: Drummond, Garland, Free Agency, Geriot October 19, 2020
    The Cavaliers and Andre Drummond have shown mutual interest in reaching an extension, but they remain far apart in preliminary discussions, sources tell Chris Fedor of The Cavs acquired Drummond from the Pistons at the trade deadline to provide insurance in the middle in case they lose Tristan Thompson in free agency. Fedor calls […]
  • Lakers Had Largest Financial Loss From Hiatus October 19, 2020
    All 30 NBA teams suffered financially from the shutdown, but the Lakers were impacted more than anyone, writes Bill Shea of The Athletic. Figures released by Team Marketing Report, a Chicago-based sports business intelligence firm, show the league lost $694MM from the cancellation of 258 regular-season games. The Lakers missed out on revenue from 10 […]
  • Draft Notes: Haliburton, T. Jones, Flynn, Riller October 19, 2020
    Iowa State point guard Tyrese Haliburton could be a perfect fit for the Warriors, especially if they trade down from the No. 2 slot, writes Mike Schmitz of ESPN. Scouts have been raving about Haliburton during the pre-draft process, and there’s a chance he comes off the board even earlier than expected. Schmitz notes that […]
  • Bontemps’ Latest: Antetokounmpo, Oladipo, VanVleet, Hawks October 19, 2020
    Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s decision on a supermax extension will have a wide-ranging effect on this offseason and the summer of 2021, writes Tim Bontemps of ESPN. Several teams that are saving cap space to make a run at the two-time MVP next year would be more likely to spend right away if he accepts an offer […]
  • Southwest Notes: Rockets, Morey, Benson, Van Gundy October 18, 2020
    Former Rockets general manager Daryl Morey took out a full-page newspaper advertisement to thank the city of Houston, Rockets fans, James Harden, and more this past weekend. Morey spent 14 years with the team and announced his plans to step down from the position last week. He was responsible for a number of major transactions […]
  • Southeast Notes: Olynyk, George, Wizards, Hawks October 18, 2020
    Kelly Olynyk‘s $13.1MM player option decision could potentially limit the Heat‘s available cap space or assist the club in the trade market, Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel writes. Olynyk, who played meaningful minutes off the bench this season, could choose to exercise the option and return to Miami for a fourth straight season or […]
  • And-Ones: Draft Interviews, Offseason, O’Bryant, Jersey Ads October 18, 2020
    Six executives around the league recalled the worst interview answers they’ve received from draft prospects in a story with Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, also examining responses to character questions and insane comparisons from players. “It’s just amazing how these guys don’t realize this is a job interview, and this isn’t a recruiting process,” one longtime […]
  • Eastern Notes: Craig, Harris, Raptors, Hawks October 18, 2020
    Heat assistant Dan Craig impressed in his interview for the Pacers’ head coaching job on Friday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald tweets. Pelicans associate head coach Chris Finch still remains the favorite for the Indiana job, Jackson notes, with Miami assistant Chris Quinn also interviewing for the position. In addition, former Rockets coach Mike […]
  • Atlantic Notes: Rivers, Westbrook, TLC, Celtics October 18, 2020
    The Sixers are counting on new coach Doc Rivers to deliver more than just a better performance on the court, writes Jabari Young of CNBC. The organization’s ultimate goal is to build a new arena when its lease at the Wells Fargo Center expires in 2031. A proposal to build a new complex in the […]
  • And-Ones: Stoudemire, Ndour, COVID-19, Poirier October 18, 2020
    Veteran power forward Amar’e Stoudemire isn’t ready to end his career, according to Ennio Terrasi Borghesan of Sportando. After signing with Maccabi Tel Aviv in January, the big man is close to reaching an agreement to return to the Israeli team. Stoudemire, who will turn 38 next month, averaged 8.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in […]
  • Lakers, Pistons May Resume Derrick Rose Trade Talks October 18, 2020
    The Lakers talked to the Pistons about a Derrick Rose trade before the February deadline, and a deal is more likely now that the offseason has arrived, according to Sean Deveney of Heavy. The teams never got close to reaching an agreement, Deveney adds. L.A. offered Alex Caruso and a draft pick, but Detroit was […]
  • Community Shootaround: How Many More Rings For LeBron? October 18, 2020
    Last summer, it appeared LeBron James might have to be content with three championship rings. He was 34, well past the prime for most NBA players, and was coming off the most serious injury of his career. He was also sitting out the playoffs for the first time since the 2004/05 season. Everything looks different […]
  • Northwest Notes: Conley, D. Jones, Anthony, Thunder October 17, 2020
    Jazz guard Mike Conley isn’t expected to exercise an early termination option on his $34.5MM salary for next season, but Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune suggests that he and the team could both benefit if he did. Walden notes that Conley could opt out and sign a new deal that would give him […]
  • Draft Notes: Pro Days, No. 1 Pick, Williams, Quickley October 17, 2020
    The NBA’s new pre-draft rules aren’t popular with several teams, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, who states that at least half the league is considering not having executives attend workouts and may have just a “minimal presence” at pro days. Givony says many front offices don’t believe it’s worth making a trip to watch […]