Archive for the ‘NBA’ category

Pau Gasol Injury: Updates on Spurs Forward’s Hand and Return

January 19th, 2017
San Antonio Spurs star Pau Gasol suffered a fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his left hand during warm-ups before Thursday night's game against the Denver Nuggets, the team announced on Twitter. It's unclear when he will return. Continue for updates.   Popovich Comments on Gasol's Timeline for Return Thursday, Jan. 19 Spurs head coach Gregg ...

NBA All-Star Game 2017 Rosters: Starters, Snubs and Predictions for Reserves

January 19th, 2017
If it wasn't evident the NBA is loaded with playmakers this season, the names included—and omitted—in the 2017 All-Star Game starting lineups should drive the point home.  The starting fives that will take the floor Feb. 19 in New Orleans for the Eastern and Western Conferences were announced Thursday on TNT, ...

Grading Every 2017 NBA All-Star Game Starter Selection

January 19th, 2017
The NBA's fans, players and media members have spoken, and the results are in: We have our official starting lineups for the 2017 All-Star Game. Keep the cork in those champagne bottles, though. You can celebrate later; We have important business that needs tending first. Blatant and unified sabotage is the only ...

NBA All-Star Game 2017 Rosters: Complete Starting Lineups for Both Conferences

January 19th, 2017
LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and James Harden will headline the starting lineups for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on Feb. 19. Here's a look at the full list of starters following Thursday's announcement on TNT: The discussion after Thursday's reveal will focus on Oklahoma City Thunder guard ...

NBA, NBPA Officially Announce New CBA: Latest Comments, Reaction

January 19th, 2017
The NBA and National Basketball Players Association announced Thursday that the league's new collective bargaining agreement has been signed by both sides. The seven-year pact will run through the conclusion of the 2023-24 season. Thursday's news represents more of a procedural formality than anything. On Dec. 23, USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt reported ...

Dwyane Wade: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Bulls SG’s Future

January 19th, 2017
Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade can opt out of his contract at the end of the season, and the team's decisions will play a big role in whether he decides to become a free agent. Continue for updates. Wade's Future Tied to Butler Thursday, Jan. 19 According to Nick Friedell of ESPN.com, the team ...

NBA All-Star Game 2017: Predicting Starting Lineups for East and West Rosters

January 19th, 2017
Fans receive the long-awaited 2017 NBA All-Star Game starting lineups Thursday evening, ending a winding, debate-filled road. Which, of course, will only create more debate, both about the lineups and the process (not Joel Embiid) itself. The game's official Twitter account provided a recent vote tally: Remember, this year the process altered fan involvement, ...

TNT Launching NBA Coverage Exclusively Featuring Former Players

January 19th, 2017
TNT is set to introduce "Players Only" commentary teams for its NBA coverage during Monday night broadcasts starting in late February. The Associated Press reported Thursday the three-player groups, which won't feature a traditional play-by-play voice, will be Brent Barry, Derek Fisher and Grant Hill, as well as Greg Anthony, Kevin ...

NBA Seattle Expansion: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Potential Franchise

January 19th, 2017
The city of Seattle is working to set up discussions with the NBA to update the league on its arena development process as it seeks a future expansion franchise.  Continue for updates. Conflicting Reports About NBA, Seattle Situation Thursday, Jan. 19 Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times provided comments from Benton Strong, a spokesperson ...

Dwight Howard Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Hawks C

January 19th, 2017
A few months into his three-year contract, the Atlanta Hawks have had discussions about trading center Dwight Howard.  Continue for updates. Hawks, Pelicans Discussed Howard Thursday, Jan. 19 Per ESPN.com's Zach Lowe, the Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans had exploratory trade discussions about Howard after the two teams played each other Jan. 5, but ...