NBA Rumors & News: Pro Sports Daily (2023)

  • 7 NBA storylines to watch this season

    The Score"Multiple intriguing plot points ordinarily accompany the NBA season, and 2022-23 is no exception. With the start of a new campaign just days away, here are seven storylines to follow throughout the basketball calendar.Celtics without..."October 16

  • Warriors extending Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins was no-brainer, but what does that mean for Draymond Green?

    CBS Sports"This could be the last season we see Green in a Warriors uniformJordan Pooleis a budding star. He's 23 years old, and in what was, effectively, his first NBA season of record, he put up 18.5 points and four assists a night and led the league in free-throw percentage...."October 16

  • LeBron James age, Russell Westbrook trade value and other major questions facing the Los Angeles Lakers

    ESPN"When we last saw theLos Angeles Lakers, they were careening out of the playoff picture, losing eight straight games from late March through early April as a fetid topper to a rotten season.L.A. went from the oddsmakers' NBA Finals favorite to missing the play-in tournament,..."October 16

  • This Lakers-Wizards Trade Features Russell Westbrook

    NBA Analysis "The 2022-23 NBA season is nearly underway. It may be one for the history books – and not in the way you’re thinking.To be sure, it’ll be a competitive season. The league’s best teams will all be aiming to walk away from the year with the Larry..."October 16

  • Lakers Planned to Trade Russell Westbrook Before Signing Dennis Schröder

    Bleacher Report"The Los Angeles Lakers initially only wanted to sign Dennis Schröder if they had already traded away Russell Westbrook, according to ESPN'sDave McMenamin:"The Lakers originally planned to have found a trade partner for Westbrook before signing Schröder,..."October 16

  • Bulls Notes: Zach LaVine, Alex Caruso, Patrick Williams, Ayo Dosunmu, Dalen Terry

    Hoops Rumors"TheBullsare trying to get centerNikola Vucevicmore involved in an offense that was often dominated byZach LaVineandDeMar DeRozan, writesK.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago. LaVine hopes to even out the scoring duties after Vucevic saw his average..."October 16

  • Former NBA Star Nate Robinson Announces He's Undergoing Treatment for Kidney Failure

    Bleacher Report"Former NBA star Nate Robinson announced Saturday that he is undergoing treatment for renal kidney failure, an ailment he has been dealing with for the last four years, per The Athletic and Stadium's Shams Charania.Robinson said in a statement that he decided to share his story..."October 16

  • Sixers To Give Michael Foster Jr. Two-Way Contract, Waive Charlie Brown Jr.

    Hoops Rumors"Michael Foster Jr.will receive a two-way contract with theSixers,tweetsESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.Charlie Brown Jr.will be released from his two-way deal in a corresponding move.Foster, a 19-year-old forward, joined the team in July on..."October 16

  • Jordan Poole, Warriors Finalizing 4-Year, $140M Contract Extension

    Bleacher Report"After a breakout 2021-22 season, Jordan Poole is cashing in.According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Poole's agents confirmed on Saturday that he is finalizing a four-year, $140 million extension with the Golden State Warriors ahead of the 2022-23 season.Poole was..."October 15

  • Warriors' Andrew Wiggins: Agrees to four-year extension

    CBS Sports"Wigginsand theWarriorsagreed to a four-year, $109 million contract extension Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.While Wiggins hasn't become the superstar envisioned when he was picked first overall in 2014, he has made an excellent career for..."October 15

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  • Kyrie Irving talks his future, advising Ben Simmons and turning down a big payday

    ESPN"The vibes are good right now inKyrie Irving's world.As he stands inside theBrooklyn Nets' locker room following Wednesday night's preseason win against theMilwaukee Bucks, Irving lights up some sage from the side of the room and discusses his team and..."October 15

  • Which NBA Teams Will Really Join the Victor Wembanyama Tankathon?

    Bleacher Report"Victor Wembanyama may be the best NBA prospect since LeBron James in 2003. If that's the case, shouldn't we expect a long list of teams to tank the 2022-23 season for a chance at the 18-year-old seven-footer?The answer may not be the obvious "YES" you might expect,..."October 15

  • Lakers’ Russell Westbrook ‘exploratory move’ to the bench leaves questions unanswered due to injury

    The Athletic"SACRAMENTO, Calif. — AsRussell Westbrookleft the Golden 1 Center floor afterLakersshoot-around on Friday morning, he wanted to make one thing abundantly clear to anyone who was listening: He was not leaving early.It was one of those..."October 15

  • Dikembe Mutombo undergoing treatment for brain tumor

    USA Today"Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo is being treated for a brain tumor, the NBA on Saturday said in a statement on behalf of Mutombo and his family."He is receiving the best care possible from a collaborative team of specialists in Atlanta and is in great spirits as he..."October 15

  • 3 Jordan Clarkson Trade Destinations During Season

    NBA Analysis "This NBA offseason signaled the end of an era for the Utah Jazz. They have been one of the best teams in the regular season consistently for the last six seasons, but they decided that changes needed to be made this offseason and they shook everything up from the top..."October 15

  • Ex-Suns ticket manager gets 1-year jail sentence in fraud case

    ESPN"A formerPhoenix Sunsticket manager was sentenced to one year in county jail and three years probation Friday on felony fraud and theft charges for illicitly selling more than 2,800 of the team's tickets through a third party from 2017 to 2019.Jeffrey Marcussen, who..."October 15

  • Rob Pelinka Explains Why Los Angeles Lakers Haven't Traded Their First-Round Picks

    Fadeaway World"The Los Angeles Lakers were expected to have a very moved NBA offseason, especially with all the rumors linking Russell Westbrook to a move away from LA. The Purple and Gold did make some moves during the offseason, adding Patrick Beverley via trade and signing veteran free agents like Dennis..."October 15

  • This Pelicans-Suns Trade Features Deandre Ayton

    NBA Analysis "Experience is a tremendous benefit in life.If you haven’t been there, act as if you have. Whether you’re on a first date, in a job interview, or driving a car for the first time, having experience in that situation will be an asset.Those same principles..."October 15

  • Magic, Spurs Could Be Jordan Poole Free Agency Destinations

    NBA Analysis "The deadline for teams in the NBA to agree to rookie extensions is October 17th, the eve of the regular season kicking off. That is the same day that teams need to cut their rosters down to 15 guaranteed contracts, as they were allowed to hold up to 20 during training camp.18 players..."October 14

  • Nets' Ben Simmons dishes on Joel Embiid, air balls, Kevin Durant and more

    ESPN"Ben Simmons looks and sounds like he's in a very good place with theBrooklyn Nets.Sitting in the padded courtside seats of Milwaukee's Fiserv Forum during shootaround on Wednesday, the 26-year-old swingman says, after nearly a year and a half away from an NBA floor, he..."October 14

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  • Malcolm Brogdon reveals why he picked Celtics over Raptors as Pacers trade destination

    Clutch Points"The Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors have been competing against each other this preseason, but prior to that during the summer, they were apparently both fighting for Malcolm Brogdon as well.In aSirius XMinterview, the new Celtics guard revealed that his former squad,..."October 14

  • The contract extension decisions to watch before Monday's NBA roster deadline

    ESPN"Monday represents more than the deadline for all 30 NBA teams to reduce their rosters to no more than 17 players -- 15 full-time players plus two players on two-way contracts.The day before the regular season starts is also the last day a team can sign a 2019 first-round pick to a..."October 14

  • Tyler Herro’s Contract Is ‘Baseline’ For Warriors’ Jordan Poole

    NBA Analysis "The Golden State Warriors have some tough decisions to make when it comes to working out extensions. Multiple key players on the roster are eligible for them before the 2022-3 NBA season, but it is not possible to retain everyone.While ownership has shown a willingness to pay top..."October 14

  • Stephen Jackson Says Damian Lillard Should Go To Miami Heat

    Fadeaway World"Damian Lillard isn't looking to change teams, as he recently expressed his desire to stay in Portland and compete for championships with the Trail Blazers. Dame is pretty confident that he can get the job done and asked people to give his team a chance.Still, this desire..."October 14

  • Clippers Haven’t Decided On Starting Point Guard

    NBA Analysis "The LA Clippers are heading into the 2022-23 NBA season with some massive expectations. After injuries ruined last season for them, they are poised to bounce back as one of the favorites to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy at the end of the season.It is hard to pick against the..."October 14

  • The Los Angeles Lakers Are Reportedly Worried About Dennis Schroder's Long-Term Durability After Finger Injury

    Fadeaway World"Before the official start of the season, the Los Angeles Lakers are already dealing with a notable loss in their rotation. After this week's preseason game against the Kings, backup guard Dennis Schroder suffered a finger injury that could keep him out for the season opener.And..."October 14

  • Kemba Walker Likely to Be Waived by Pistons Before Regular Season

    Bleacher Report"The Detroit Pistons are expected to waive veteran guard Kemba Walker by Monday's deadline to set their roster for the 2022-23 regular season, according toShams Charaniaof The Athletic and Stadium.The impending move comes as little surprise..."October 14

  • Shoud Rockets Consider A Blockbuster Trade For Matisse Thybulle?

    NBA Analysis "Everybody needs an identity. What’s yours?Are you mysterious and brooding? Alternatively, you may be the life of the party. Whatever you are, you’re something, and it’s important to you. That’s just basic human nature.NBA teams need an identity as..."October 14

  • LeBron James' Lakers enter the season with a new coach and new role players, but ...

    CBS Sports"From Day 1, newLos Angeles Lakerscoach Darvin Ham has talked about instilling a defense-first culture and holding players -- even superstars -- accountable. Just like Frank Vogel did.Several players who had left the Lakers are back on minimum contracts:Dennis..."October 14

  • 3 trade scenarios for Suns and the disgruntled Jae Crowder

    Sportsnaut"The Phoenix Suns are entering the 2022-23 NBA season with a chip on their shoulders. For this campaign, the Suns aren’t heavy favorites to reach the finals out of the Western Conference. With other teams looking to improve their roster, the Suns seem to be falling behind.Recent..."October 14

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  • Stephen A. Smith Says Kyrie Irving Plans on Joining Lakers in 2023

    Side Action"Stephen A. Smith playing fortune teller.Throughout the summer the story hanging over the Los Angeles Lakers was their attempt to trade Russell Westbrook for Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving. Those attempts failed and Irving and Kevin Durant instead opted to re-commit themselves to the..."October 14

  • Blazers Could Be Interested In A Trade For Kenyon Martin Jr.

    NBA Analysis "Some decisions have higher stakes than others. On the other hand, marginal choices can add up – over time, you’ll notice the effect of them as well.NBA teams have a similar calculus to make.Let’s say you’re trying to save money. Investing in a stock that..."October 14

  • Draymond Green Has Now Paid Over $1 Million In Fines For His Career After Jordan Poole Altercation

    Fadeaway World"NBA superstar Draymond Green isn't exactly short on change. Over his 10-year career, the 4x Champion has made roughly $132 million and he's looking to earn even more when his contract expires next summer.Still, when it comes to racking up fines, Draymond may be in over his..."October 14

  • Lakers plan to bring Russell Westbrook off the bench in final preseason game

    The Score"TheLos Angeles Lakersintend to bring point guardRussell Westbrookoff the bench during the team's final preseason game Friday against theSacramento Kings, sources toldESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin.New head coach Darvin Ham has..."October 14

  • Shaquille O'Neal Says Penny Hardaway Was A Better Player Than Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World"Despite all the differences they had during their time on the Orlando Magic, Shaquille O'Neal has alwaysshown his respect to former teammate Penny Hardaway. The Big Diesel knows he had thechance to play with a player that could have been much greaterthan he was in injury..."October 14

  • Draymond Green: Warriors Won't 'Continue to Hold On to the Past'

    SLAM Online"Draymond Greenreturned to Warriors practice for the first time since his altercation withJordan Pooleon Thursday.Greenstayed home for the last weekto help cool down and mitigate the wounds caused by his controversial squabble with Poole. Since then,..."October 14

  • Timberwolves to name Jaden McDaniels to starting lineup

    Yahoo! Sports"TheMinnesota Timberwolveswill name third-year wingJaden McDanielsas the starting small forward to begin the 2022-23 season, league sources told Yahoo Sports.McDaniels, 22, has been preparing for the role during this preseason in what will be his first..."October 14

  • Russell Westbrook Denies Snubbing Patrick Beverley During Lakers Game

    Orange County Register"In the story of Russell Westbrook’s tenure with the Lakers, the internet might be its own character.In the midst of the Lakers’ 118-113 preseason loss against Minnesota, a host of fans fixated on a clip from the ESPN broadcast less than 20 seconds long in the third..."October 14

  • Heat’s Max Strus weighs in on Warriors’ recent drama: ‘You should never punch a teammate’

    Sportsnaut"During his career in college and three years in the NBA, Miami Heat guard Max Strus says he has never seen anything like the ugly situation the Golden State Warriors are currently dealing with.The biggest story in the association this week was the report,and then video leak, of..."October 14

  • Draymond Green's lenient punishment for punching Jordan Poole serves as Rorschach test for NBA fans

    CBS Sports"When Dante wrote of the Nine Circles of Hell in the 14th century, there's no way he could have envisioned that by 2022 they'd all be conflated into one heaving, oozing, cesspool of horror: Facebook comments.If you've mustered the courage to take that fearful scroll..."October 14

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  • Dwight Howard shares TMI about his Superman costume

    Larry Brown Sports"Dwight Howard was known to many as “Superman” during the height of his NBA career, and apparently there were times when he fully embraced that persona off the court as well.Howard was a guest on a recent episode of “BS w/ Jake Paul” when the topic of his..."October 14

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo wants Bucks to focus on building good habits

    ESPN"BucksstarGiannis Antetokounmposaid he wasn't worried about his team's 0-5 preseason performance, including a107-97 lossto theBrooklyn Netson Wednesday night, while acknowledging they have some areas to clean up before the regular season begins..."October 14

  • Gordon Hayward has really terrible new haircut

    Larry Brown Sports"Gordon Hayward should probably fire (and also sue) his barber.The Charlotte Hornets veteran swingman spoke with reporters Friday and showed off an … interesting new haircut. Rather than try to describe it, we think that it is better to just let the haircut speak for..."October 14

  • Damian Lillard Is Doing It His Way

    The Ringer"DamianLillard was sitting at a table at LeBron James’s mansion, with the biggest decision of his career in front of him.It was the summer of 2021, and Lillard was in Los Angeles to shoot a music video. The day before, he had run into James on the baseline at a midseason..."October 14

  • Jalen Rose’s Sister Puts Him On Blast For Selling Her Dead Mother’s Home While She’s Still Living There

    Total Pro Sports"Family business should always stay family business, but once somebody gets rich and problems begin, things can get quite messy.Jalen Rose is being accused of being a terrible brother by his own sister after Tamara Rose posted a video trashing her brother after claiming she was being..."October 14

  • The Hawks' balancing act, starring Trae Young and Dejounte Murray

    CBS Sports"Trae Young, an absolute inferno, in last year's regular season: 28.4 points, 9.7 assists, 38.2 percent from 3-point range, 51.2 percent from 2-point range, 60.3 percent true shooting, 33.3 percent usage. Every single one of these numbers was a career high.Young in five..."October 14

  • Why Your Favorite Team Won't Win the 2022-23 NBA Title

    Bleacher Report"Annualdisclaimer: I do not actually despise Your Favorite NBA Team™.Au contraire, I love Your Favorite NBA Team. They are underrated. Every other franchise is overrated. Your Favorite NBA Team doesn't have enough nationally televised games. Everyone else's has far..."October 13

  • Reasons to believe in - and doubt - the West's top 4 contenders

    The Score"Dynasties often rule the NBA, but we're in an era of relative parity: We've seen four different champions and seven different finalists over the last four years. This coming season again features an uncommonly deep field of contenders. We're laying out reasons to believe in them and..."October 13

  • This Jazz-Nets-Lakers Trade Features Seth Curry

    NBA Analysis "If you follow the NBA, you’re well aware of the problems plaguing the Los Angeles Lakers.In fact, their 2021-22 season was nothing short of a disaster. Despite rostering two former MVPs in LeBron James and Russell Westbrook alongside Anthony Davis, the Lakers managed 34..."October 13

  • Warriors' Draymond Green: Jordan Poole and I Will 'Do What It Takes to Win'

    Bleacher Report"Draymond Green does not expect his fight with Jordan Poole to linger on into the regular season.Speaking to reporters Thursday for the first time since returning from his hiatus after a video of him punching Poole during practice leaked, Green said he expects to be able to move..."October 13

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