NBA & Other News


  • Northwest Notes: Porter Jr., Horford, Jerome, Krejci, Saunders January 20, 2021
    Michael Porter Jr. missed his 10th consecutive game on Tuesday due to the league’s health and safety protocols but he could join the Nuggets on their five-game road trip that begins Friday in Phoenix, according to an Associated Press report. Porter hasn’t played since he racked up 30 points and 10 rebounds against Sacramento on […]
  • Community Shootaround: Nets’ Title Chances January 20, 2021
    The oddsmakers and NBA bettors have spoken and they’re sold on the James Harden trade. With the addition of Harden, the Nets are now a 3-1 proposition to win the NBA title, according to Only the defending champion Lakers have lower odds at 5-2. In terms of the Eastern Conference, the Nets are a […]
  • COVID-19 Roundup: Silver, Vaccine, Restrictions, Flights, Postponements January 20, 2021
    The NBA has held discussions about players receiving COVID-19 vaccines in order to influence the general public, and the African-American community in particular, to do the same, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports. Commissioner Adam Silver hopes the league can set an example and foster the belief that the vaccines are safe and effective. “Several public […]
  • Jusuf Nurkic Undergoes Wrist Surgery January 20, 2021
    Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a fracture in his right wrist, according to a team press release. Nurkic will wear a splint for four weeks and be re-evaluated in six weeks. The timeline offered by the team suggests that the snakebit Portland big man will not return until March […]
  • Southwest Notes: Ball, Richardson, Oladipo, Ingram January 19, 2021
    Lonzo Ball is listed as probable to play Tuesday against Utah after missing three games due to a knee injury, the team’s PR department tweets. Ball practiced in full on Monday, Christian Clark of the New Orleans Picayune Times writes. The Pelicans point guard said he “definitely” plans to play Tuesday, the first of two straight […]
  • Atlantic Notes: Embiid, Celtics, Nets, McCaw, Knicks January 19, 2021
    The Celtics and Sixers have, at times this season, found themselves shorthanded due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols, which have required a number of players on both teams to quarantine for positive COVID-19 tests or contact tracing. Heading into their games on Wednesday and Friday of this week, both teams should be a […]
  • Nuggets’ Whittington Out At Least 4-6 Weeks After Knee Arthroscopy January 19, 2021
    Nuggets forward Greg Whittington underwent a successful knee arthroscopy on Tuesday morning, the team announced today in a press release. According to the Nuggets, Whittington will be re-evaluated in about four to six weeks. Whittington, who went undrafted in 2015 out of Georgetown, has played in the G League and a handful of international leagues […]
  • Raptors Waive Alex Len January 19, 2021
    The Raptors have waived veteran center Alex Len, the team announced today in a press release. The transaction opens up a spot on Toronto’s roster, leaving the club with 14 players on standard contracts and a pair on two-way deals. The fifth overall pick in the 2013 draft, Len had only played in seven of […]
  • Kyrie Irving Practices With Nets, Expected To Play Wednesday January 19, 2021
    Nets guard Kyrie Irving, who hasn’t appeared in a game since January 5, returned to practice on Tuesday and is expected to be back in action on Wednesday when Brooklyn takes on the Cavaliers, head coach Steve Nash told reporters today (Twitter link via Ian Begley of Irving was required to quarantine for several […]
  • Myles Turner Has Avulsion Fracture In Right Hand January 19, 2021
    1:06pm: The Pacers have issued an update on Turner, confirming in a press release that he has sustained an avulsion fracture in his right hand. However, the big man won’t require surgery and is being considered day-to-day for now. While we still don’t know exactly when Turner will be back on the court, it sounds […]
  • Nets Notes: Harden, Durant, Kyrie, Allen, Prince January 19, 2021
    The superstar duo of James Harden and Kevin Durant has looked terrific in Harden’s first two games with the Nets, wins over Orlando and Milwaukee. Durant has averaged 36.0 PPG in those two victories, while Harden has contributed 33.0 PPG, 13.0 APG, and 9.0 RPG. Their 138 combined points are the highest total since 1961 […]
  • 2020/21 In-Season NBA Trades January 19, 2021
    As we did with 2020’s offseason trades and the in-season swaps from 2019/20, we’ll be keeping track of all the NBA trades completed this season as they become official, updating this post with each transaction. This post can be found anytime throughout the season on our desktop sidebar under “Hoops Rumors Features,” or in our […]
  • 2022 NBA Free Agents January 19, 2021
    Hoops Rumors’ up-to-date list of 2022 free agents is below. These are players who are eligible for restricted or unrestricted free agency after the 2021/22 season. The player’s 2022 age is in parentheses. Players who are currently free agents or who are on our 2021 free agent list are not seen here. That means players […]
  • CJ McCollum Out At Least Four Weeks With Foot Injury January 19, 2021
    JANUARY 19: Further testing on McCollum’s foot injury revealed a small hairline fracture to the lateral cuneiform, the Blazers announced late on Monday night (Twitter link). According to the club, the standout guard will wear a walking boot and will be re-evaluated in four weeks. McCollum is the third key Portland rotation player to be […]
  • Nets Shopped Shamet Before Harden Swap January 19, 2021
    The Nets shopped guard Landry Shamet for a first-round pick prior to the James Harden blockbuster deal, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said on his podcast (hat tip to RealGM). The motivation for Brooklyn was to forward another first-rounder to the Rockets and hold onto young center Jarrett Allen. Brooklyn gave up three first-rounders to Houston in […]