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  • Community Shootaround: Warriors Without Durant May 19, 2019
    When Kevin Durant limped off the court on May 8, there were concerns that his strained calf could end the Warriors’ quest for a third straight NBA title and maybe even knock them out in the second round. Golden State pulled out Game 5 against the Rockets that night and hasn’t lost since, building a […]
  • Lakers Angling For Antetokounmpo? May 19, 2019
    The Lakers have stated that they want Jason Kidd on their coaching staff to serve as a veteran assistant to Frank Vogel and a mentor to Lonzo Ball, but the real reason may be more ambitious, according to Steve Popper of Newsday. A source familiar with the Lakers told Popper at this week’s draft combine that […]
  • Bulls Notes: Bzdelik, Adams, Draft, Dunn May 19, 2019
    Former Rockets assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik could be a candidate to join Jim Boylen’s staff in Chicago, tweets K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune. The Rockets decided not to pursue a new contract with Bzdelik, who is considered the architect of the defense in Houston. He briefly retired from the game last fall before rejoining […]
  • Grizzlies Interview Igor Kokoskov May 18, 2019
    Former Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov is the latest candidate to interview for the head coaching vacancy in Memphis, tweets Tim Bontemps of ESPN. Kokoskov was fired last month after just one season with Phoenix, leading the Suns to a 19-63 record, which tied for the second-worst mark in the league. He reportedly had two […]
  • Draft Notes: Combine, Langford, Horton-Tucker, Acquaah May 18, 2019
    The competition to be the No. 4 pick remains unsettled after this week’s draft combine, according to Scott Gleeson of USA Today. Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver, Duke’s Cam Reddish and North Carolina’s Coby White all improved their standing through measurements and drills, Gleeson states, but Vanderbilt’s Darius Garland and Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter may have helped themselves just as much […]
  • Rockets Part Ways With Jeff Bzdelik May 18, 2019
    Rockets associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik has been let go by the organization, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Houston technically took no action, as Bzdelik’s contract expired at the end of this past season. The coach has been with the Rockets since 2016, though he had been publicly noncommittal about his future with […]
  • Heat Notes: Conley, Nunn, Dragic May 18, 2019
    The Mike Conley-to-the-Heat talk is just that at the moment. It’s strictly speculation, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, though the scribe wonders if there’s a potential deal that makes sense for both Miami and Memphis. Matching salary would be easy if Hassan Whiteside opts in and the Grizzlies are willing to take […]
  • Rival Teams Wary Of Signing Kyrie Irving? May 18, 2019
    Multiple teams that were said to have interest in pursuing Kyrie Irving this summer are having second thoughts, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald writes. Irving will undoubtedly land a max contract, though his list of suitors may not be as long as anticipated just months ago. The pause on Irving is a byproduct of […]
  • Hoops Rumors Originals: 5/11/19 – 5/18/19 May 18, 2019
    Every week, the Hoops Rumors writing team creates original content to complement our news feed. Here are our segments and features from the past seven days: We continued to move through this year’s playoff teams in our Offseason Salary Cap Digest series, breaking down the summer cap outlooks for the following clubs: Indiana Pacers Utah […]
  • Northwest Notes: O’Neale, Jazz, Nuggets, Wolves May 18, 2019
    While the Jazz‘ 2019 playoff run was short-lived, Royce O’Neale‘s performance in the team’s five-game series vs. Houston was encouraging. A role player who averaged 20.4 minutes per game during the regular season, O’Neale increased his averages across the board against the Rockets, recording 10.6 PPG and 4.6 RPG in 27.4 MPG. The 25-year-old forward […]
  • Michigan, Juwan Howard To Discuss Head Coaching Job May 18, 2019
    After receiving consideration for multiple NBA head coaching jobs this offseason, Heat assistant Juwan Howard now appears to be in the running for a job at his alma mater. Multiple sources tell Josh Henschke of The Michigan Insider that Howard and Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel have a meeting lined up for Tuesday to discuss […]
  • Five Key Stories: 5/11/19 – 5/18/19 May 18, 2019
    If you missed any of this past week’s biggest headlines from around the NBA, we’ve got you covered with our Week in Review. Here are some of the most noteworthy stories from the last seven days: The Pelicans won the draft lottery, putting them in position to select Zion Williamson. The NBA’s new lottery format […]
  • Execs Expect Hawks, Celtics, Sixers, Nets To Shop Draft Picks May 18, 2019
    Several executives around the NBA who spoke to Michael Scotto of The Athletic identified the Hawks, Celtics, Sixers, and Nets as teams that will be looking to trade at least one of their 2019 draft picks. As we noted in our breakdown of draft picks by team earlier this week, there are eight teams that […]
  • Morant Would Be Happy To Play For Grizzlies May 18, 2019
    Point guard Ja Morant wouldn’t mind if he’s drafted by a small-market team like the Grizzlies, he told David Cobb of the Memphis Commercial Appeal and other media members on Friday. The Grizzlies are reportedly zeroing in on the Murray State floor leader with the No. 2 selection in the draft. A pair of big-market […]
  • Southwest Notes: Davis, Pelicans, Rockets, Mavs May 18, 2019
    Responding to a report which claimed she had said she’d only trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers “over my dead body,” Pelicans owner Gayle Benson laughed and called it “totally absurd” and “completely untrue,” tweets Fletcher Mackel of WDSU. Rumors of the Pelicans’ reluctance to send Davis to the Lakers have persisted since before the […]

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