• Gary Payton II-to-Warriors Trade to Be Completed Despite Physical Concerns

    Bleacher Report "There is "optimism" the four-team trade that sent Gary Payton II from the Portland Trail Blazers to the Golden State Warriors will be completed, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. James Wiseman is supposed to be heading from the Warriors to the Detroit Pistons, Saddiq..." February 12

  • Knicks could make a blockbuster trade for Zach LaVine in the offseason

    NBA Analysis "New York is a city of stars. Some of the biggest names in the world reside in the Big Apple. That hasn’t been the case in the NBA for a while, though. Perhaps that’s why the New York Knicks are always linked to star players. Yet, for one reason or another, they seldom..." February 12

  • Nets had ridiculous asking price for Lakers in Kyrie Irving trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Brooklyn Nets traded Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, reportedly in part because team owner Joe Tsai did not want to accomodate the guard by sending him to his preferred destination of the Los Angeles Lakers. Now we’re learning just how much the Lakers were willing to..." February 12

  • James Harden: 'I don't look like the crazy one' after leaving Nets' Big Three

    The Score "After returning to Barclays Center for the first time since being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, James Harden said he wasn't surprised that the Brooklyn Nets traded Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. "I don't look like the crazy..." February 12

  • R.J. Hampton a potential buyout candidate, not traveling with Magic

    Clutch Points "2020 first-round pick R.J. Hampton may be waived or bought out by the Orlando Magic, per The Orlando Sentinel’s Khobi Price. Hampton, who the Magic acquired via trade in 2021, has not been traveling with team. Curiously, the other two players under contract for the..." February 12

  • Russell Westbrook expected to join Chicago Bulls before All-Star break

    CBS Sports "When the Lakers sent Russell Westbrook to Utah before the trade deadline, it was never expected that he would stay there. He hasn't officially been bought out by the Jazz yet, but the expectation is that he will be soon, and when that happens, the indication is that he will join the Chicago..." February 12

  • Zach LaVine Has A Cloudy Response When Asked If He’s Happy In Chicago

    NBC Sports Chicago "This June will mark six years since the Chicago Bulls traded for Zach LaVine. In that time, LaVine has experienced many highs---the team’s first playoff berth in five years, two All-Star selections, sublime scoring explosions, an Olympic gold medal, a max contract..." February 12

  • Terrence Ross intends to sign with Suns after buyout with Magic

    The Score "The Phoenix Suns plan to sign wing Terrence Ross after the veteran finalizes a contract buyout with the Orlando Magic, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Dallas Mavericks previously emerged as a front-runner to sign Ross on Sunday, but..." February 12

  • Reggie Jackson Plans To Join Nuggets After Buyout

    Clutch Points "Reggie Jackson is already finalizing his contract buyout with the Charlotte Hornets, and by the looks of it, he already has a destination in mind after his exit. According to the latest report, Jackson is joining the Denver Nuggets after his buyout with the Hornets, per..." February 12

  • NBA Could Fine The Blazers Or Take Away Picks Over Gary Payton II's Injury Situation

    Fadeaway World "The Portland Trail Blazers might be in for a hefty fine and could lose their picks over Gary Payton II's trade mess. Payton II was part of a trade that included the Atlanta Hawks and the Detroit Pistons, who acquired Saddiq Bey and James Wiseman as part of a..." February 12

  • Payton Pritchard Was Hoping For Trade From Celtics At Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "Payton Pritchard was mentioned in trade rumors leading to the deadline and hoped he would be moved by the Boston Celtics.  Pritchard's minutes have diminished as he plays behind Marcus Smart, Derrick White and Malcom Brogdon. “I definitely was expecting and..." February 12

  • Potential Russell Westbrook Landing Spots

    Bleacher Report "Following his trade to the Utah Jazz, Russell Westbrook isn't going to rush into any decisions about his immediate future, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski reported that Jazz officials have told Westbrook and his agent "that they would welcome him..." February 11

  • Russell Westbrook weighs options after Jazz trade

    ESPN "After a deadline trade to the Utah Jazz and an initial discussion with the franchise's management, Russell Westbrook expects to take time heading into the All-Star break to decide on his next steps this season, sources told ESPN on Saturday. Jazz CEO..." February 11

  • Grizzlies Reportedly Offered Four First-Round Picks For Mikal Bridges

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies are the mystery team that was willing to put four future first-round picks in a trade offer for forward Mikal Bridges, reports Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. ESPN’s Zach Lowe said on his Lowe Post podcast after Thursday’s trade..." February 11

  • Warriors face Sunday night deadline on Gary Payton trade

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors are under a 9:30 p.m. ET deadline on Sunday night to make a decision on squashing a four-team trade with Portland, Atlanta and Detroit because of issues surrounding Gary Payton II's abdomen injury, sources told ESPN on Saturday. After..." February 11

  • Frequent Lakers target Terrence Ross secures buyout from Magic, set to sign with Mavericks

    Silver Screen And Roll "Shortly after this story was originally published, Woj reported that the Dallas Mavericks — and not the Lakers — are the frontrunners to sign Terrance Ross after the Orlando Magic give him a buyout. Original story follows. The NBA buyout market is..." February 11

  • Lakers GM Rob Pelinka says trades were 'pre-agency'

    ESPN "Having pulled off a string of deals in the days and weeks leading up to the NBA trade deadline on Thursday, Los Angeles Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka said the team got ahead of the work to be done this summer in free..." February 11

  • Pacers Waive Serge Ibaka

    Real GM Basketball "Ibaka appeared in just 16 games with the Bucks this season. The veteran big man and Milwaukee had worked on finding him a new home ahead of the trade deadline, but nothing materialized. Ibaka will now try to catch on with a playoff team for the stretch run. " February 11

  • Raptors Sign Joe Wieskamp To Multiyear Deal

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors have signed guard-forward Joe Wieskamp to a multi-year contract, the team announced Saturday. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. " February 11

  • Patrick Beverley Working on Magic Contract Buyout After Lakers Trade

    Bleacher Report "The Orlando Magic and veteran point guard Patrick Beverley are working on a contract buyout, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. Along with a 2024 second-round pick and cash considerations, Beverley was dealt from the Los Angeles Lakers to the..." February 10

  • Blazers' Gary Payton fails physical, puts 4-team trade in doubt

    The Score "A four-team trade involving the Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, and Detroit Pistons could fall through due to a failed physical from Gary Payton II, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania and Anthony..." February 10

  • Grizzlies’ all-in offer for Kevin Durant before Suns trade

    Clutch Points "Kevin Durant is one of the most unstoppable offensive forces to ever step onto a basketball court. When the first domino of Kyrie Irving fell, there is a decent chance every title contender’s front office spitballed their best possible trade offer. Even if they did not actually..." February 10

  • Russell Westbrook 'Open to Being Here' After Trade From Lakers, Jazz GM Says

    Bleacher Report "Utah Jazz guard Russell Westbrook is reportedly open to playing with the team after the Los Angeles Lakers sent him to Salt Lake City in a three-team, eight-player deal also involving the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Jazz CEO of basketball operations Justin Zanik spoke..." February 10

  • LeBron James Wants Kyrie Irving On The Lakers This Summer

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers missed out on the chance of landing Kyrie Irving before the trade deadline struck, but not everything is lost for them. The Purple and Gold stayed working, trying to find the right deals for Irving, and now, the situation looks favorable for them.  The 2016..." February 10

  • Predicting 5 New NBA Players to Hit the Next Trade Market

    Bleacher Report "Here's something to keep that in mind now that we've moved past the 2023 deadline: NBA trade chatter is a renewable resource. When one rumor resolves in the form of a long-expected deal, another arises to take its place. Call it the circle of NBA transactional life. There is..." February 10

  • Why Heat must sign Russell Westbrook after Jazz buyout

    Clutch Points "The NBA trade deadline had a flurry of big moves, shifting the landscape of the league. However, the Miami Heat were one of the few teams to stand pat, only making a minor move, which was surprising. Miami had been linked to many different names but did not make a..." February 10

  • Nets Pursued Pascal Siakam To Convince Kevin Durant To Stay

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets attempted to convince Kevin Durant to remain with the franchise by indicating they thought they had a chance to add another star either at the trade deadline or in the offseason. Pascal Siakam was one of the players the Nets pursued at the trade deadline, but the..." February 10

  • The bonkers package Raptors declined for O.G Anunoby at trade deadline

    Clutch Points "Contrary to popular expectations, the Toronto Raptors stood pat at the trade deadline. Names such as OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet were popular trade candidates all week long, but no deal materialized for either player. That’s not to say that teams tried their best to pry away..." February 10

  • NBA buyout market tiers: The best players who might be available soon

    The Athletic "Are you strung out from that crazy NBA trade deadline? Or are you ready for more? Because even though the trades are over, the action doesn’t totally stop. Now that we’ve got the trade deadline out of the way, we have just one more transactional hurdle left..." February 10

  • Bulls players reportedly choose a side in ongoing Zach LaVine-Billy Donovan drama

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago Bulls are in the midst of an ongoing division between their head coach and top star, and it seems the locker room is also divided on the issue. However, they are all on one particular side. The Bulls have been one of the biggest disappointments in the NBA this season. They..." February 10

  • Actress Nia Long lashes out at Celtics for revealing her ex-fiancé Ime Udoka's affair with a team staffer

    Vanity Fair "Nia Long is speaking out for the first time about her breakup with her partner of 13 years, Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, describing the recent, very public demise of their relationship as “a gut punch and then this red carpet of blessing.” In a new cover..." February 10

  • How the Bucks acquired Jae Crowder: ‘One of the most … challenging pursuits of a player’

    The Athletic "When Giannis Antetokounmpo made his way from the team hotel to the bus waiting to take the Bucks to shootaround on Friday morning, he experienced a slight detour. “I woke up 20 minutes before the bus,” Antetokounmpo said. “I was going to get into..." February 10

  • How the Suns' deal for Kevin Durant came together, fell apart and then shocked the NBA

    ESPN "A little after after 12 a.m. ET Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets' front office decided to call it a night. They'd take a car back to a local hotel where they had holed up as a group for trade deadline week to carry out what had turned into a sad mission: the final dismantling of..." February 10

  • Deals That Should Have Happened at 2023 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "A wild NBA trade deadline week that featured blockbuster deals for Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant was capped off by a deadline day in which second-round picks were flying around like cars on an Oprah taping. For a full recap of the proceedings, dive..." February 10

  • Erik Spoelstra gets brutally honest on Heat’s quiet NBA trade deadline

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat had an extremely quiet NBA trade deadline, being one of just three teams to not add a player via trade. But for head coach Erik Spoelstra, that’s all a part of the plan. Spoelstra detailed the Heat’s quiet deadline and why Miami decided to keep..." February 10

  • Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry in serious talks to sell stake in team to businessman Jimmy Haslam

    The Athletic "American businessman Jimmy Haslam and Haslam Sports Group are in serious talks to buy Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry’s stake in the Bucks, league sources tell The Athletic. If Lasry agrees to finalize the deal, Haslam would join the ownership group with..." February 10

  • D’Angelo Russell’s strong take on 2nd Lakers stint will fire up fans

    Clutch Points "When his career first began, D’Angelo Russell was meant to be a key piece in the future of the Los Angeles Lakers. But following a rough start, the two sides chose to move on. Now six years after being traded away, Russell is back in Los Angeles. And this time, he anticipates..." February 10

  • Inside the new-look West and the Suns' all-in gamble for Kevin Durant

    ESPN "Championship or bust is an unfair standard. So many variables beyond the control of even the smartest NBA teams have to flip the right way to win four playoff series. The diciest one is health. The last team standing is usually among the healthiest. Maybe you can overcome an injury to a role..." February 10

  • Inside the downfall of the Nets’ Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving era

    New York Daily News "Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving chose the Nets. Not the other way around. It’s an important note to remember as we unpack the end of a not-quite era of championship contention in Brooklyn: The superstars chose to be here. Then they chose not to be. James Harden, Irving..." February 10

  • By acting conservatively at trade deadline, Masai Ujiri still put Raptors in a place of risk

    Sportsnet "There is always the chance that it will all make sense in time and the logic of the moves made or not made will seem self-evident in retrospect. But the reverse is also true: that in time — and maybe sooner than later — some decisions will be exposed as overly cautious or..." February 10

  • Nets Have Not Yet Made A 'Thank You' Tweet For Kyrie Irving Despite Already Doing It For Kevin Durant And TJ Warren

    Fadeaway World "The Brooklyn Nets are not big fans of Kyrie Irving. If it wasn't obvious from their extremely acrimonious split after 4 years of drama, maybe the Nets' actions on Twitter have made it clearer. The Nets traded Irving to the Dallas Mavericks after he requested a trade..." February 10

  • Damian Lillard, Tyrese Haliburton to Headline 2023 NBA 3-Point Contest

    Bleacher Report "A pair of teammates on the Portland Trail Blazers (guards Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons) and Indiana Pacers (guards Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield) will take part in this year's NBA Three-Point Contest. Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic broke the news on..." February 10

  • Joe Harris Throws Shade At Kevin Durant And Kyrie Irving While Describing Nets’ New Energy

    USA Today "Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris has been a member of the Nets since 2016 and during that time, he’s seen different iterations of this team. During the early years, the team resembled more of what it looks like after the trade deadline: a bunch of players of similar talent who..." February 10

  • Anthony Edwards, De’Aaron Fox, Pascal Siakam Named All-Stars

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has officially named Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards, Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, and Raptors forward Pascal Siakam as injury replacements for next weekend’s All-Star Game in Salt Lake City. Adrian Wojnarowski of..." February 10

  • Spurs Re-Sign Gorgui Dieng

    NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed center Gorgui Dieng. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.  Dieng, 6-10/265, has appeared in 17 games with the Silver and Black this..." February 10

  • Bulls’ biggest mistake at 2023 NBA trade deadline

    Clutch Points "The 2023 NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and the Chicago Bulls did nothing. The team that sits in ninth place in the Eastern Conference and loses its 2023 first-round pick if it’s not in the top four didn’t make a move to get better or to get worse. However, the biggest..." February 10

  • Pistons Sign Stanley Umude To 10-Day Contract

    Detroit Bad Boys "To fill the void left by the departures of Saddiq Bey and Kevin Knox, the Detroit Pistons are signing Motor City Cruise guard Stanley Umude to a 10-day contract. Umude has spent all season with the Cruise and was part of the Pistons’ preseason roster. Umude is..." February 10

  • Mavericks Sign Chris Silva To Second 10-Day Contract

    CBS Sports "Silva has spent the last week and a half with Dallas, and he'll remain with the team after his initial 10-day deal expired Friday. He made just one appearance during his initial stint with the Mavericks, logging two points (1-1 FG) in three minutes. " February 10

  • Luka Doncic drops bold Kyrie Irving ‘best ever’ claim after Mavs’ trade

    Clutch Points "Luka Doncic admitted that he was sad to see the departures of Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith in the Kyrie Irving Dallas Mavericks-Brooklyn Nets trade. However, Doncic also expressed his excitement to play alongside Irving and dropped an eye-opening complement on the..." February 10

  • Nets Were Offered Four First Round Picks By Unnamed Team For Mikal Bridges

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets received considerable trade interest in Mikal Bridges after acquiring him as part of the Kevin Durant trade, but decided to keep him at the deadline. Bridges is on the first year of a four-year, $90 million extension he signed with the Phoenix Suns before the 21-22..." February 10