Kristaps Porzingis responds to Mark Cuban claim of issues with Luka Doncic

Real GM Basketball

Kristaps Porzingis disputed a recent assertion from Mark Cuban that he and Luka Doncic may have issues off the court.

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Max Kellerman: Celtics Can’t Win Title With Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown as Best Players

The Big Lead

The Boston Celtics' no-good, very bad 2020-21 season took another massive blow on Monday with the news that Jaylen Brown is out for the season with a torn ligament in his left wrist. Any title hopes that gained steam after the team appeared in the Eastern Conference Finals during the bubble playoffs in Orlando took blow after blow as Boston's top players were all hurt or unavailable constantly over the last five months.

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Hornets’ LaMelo Ball Says He Could Have Competed in NBA When He Was 14 Years Old

Bleacher Report

Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball is lighting up the NBA at 19 years of age, averaging 16.0 points, 6.2 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.

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De’Aaron Fox wants Kings to keep Luke Walton as coach

Yardbarker

The Kings have a decision to make on the status of Luke Walton, and Sacramento's star player is throwing his support behind his coach.

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Victor Oladipo’s future with Heat gets intriguing twist after latest move

Clutch Points

If his latest move is any indication, Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo is in South Beach to stay.

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Twolves Reportedly Offered The No. 1 Pick To Warriors Before 2020 NBA Draft

Fadeaway World

While the 2020 NBA Draft was questioned by many draft analysts, it is clear that there were many talented players in the class. The Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves had two of the top picks in that draft. While the Minnesota Timberwolves stuck with selecting Anthony Edwards with the 1st overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, there has recently been a report that they were trying to trade down to the No. 2 overall picks, which was owned by the Golden State Warriors.

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Atlanta Hawks Could Acquire Kristaps Porzingis For John Collins And Cam Reddish

Fadeaway World

The Atlanta Hawks are an exciting team in the Eastern Conference, and Trae Young has led them to the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference. Despite their good position, it seems as though pairing Trae Young with another All-Star caliber player during the offseason could greatly benefit them going forward, as Trae Young is clearly a player who can be the best player on a playoff team.

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5 blockbuster trades the Golden State Warriors could make this summer

Sportsnaut

Regardless of what happens moving forward on the season, the Golden State Warriors will be looking to pull off a blockbuster trade during the summer.

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New Orleans Pelicans’ David Griffin fined $50,000 for criticizing officiating over Zion Williamson’s finger injury

ESPN

The NBA fined New Orleans Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin $50,000 on Sunday "for public criticism of the officiating and comments detrimental to the NBA."

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Bulls may target Lonzo Ball, Dennis Schroder in offseason

Pro Basketball Talk

Chicago expected to make a leap up into the playoffs after trading for Nikola Vucevic at the deadline. Instead, the Bulls got a little worse, losing their first four after the trade and going 9-15 overall with a -2.6 net rating. Not having Zach LaVine for 11 of those games due to coronavirus health and safety protocols certainly was part of that.

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TJ Warren happy to stay with Pacers despite rumors

Yardbarker

T.J. Warren’s camp appears to be refuting recent rumors about his supposed unhappiness with the Indiana Pacers.

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Heat Star Bam Adebayo More Worried About Upcoming Holiday Than Playing Celtics

Heavy

Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo is developing something of a reputation for breaking the hearts of Boston Celtics fans. His game-saving block on Celtics star Jayson Tatum during Game 1 of the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals set a tone for the series. The No. 5 Heat went on to upset the third-seeded Cs four games to two and punch their ticket to the NBA Finals.

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The Boston Celtics Could Create A Powerful Superteam With DeMar DeRozan

Fadeaway World

The Boston Celtics are a team that could try and make some moves during the offseason. Despite making the Eastern Conference Finals once again during the bubble last season, the Boston Celtics have been an inconsistent team this season, which has caused them to be the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference, despite finishing 3rd last season.

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Joel Embiid’s MVP chances get honest assessment from Sixers coach Doc Rivers

Clutch Points

Midway through the season, Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid and Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic were neck-and-neck in the MVP race. However, Embiid has since fallen back in the fight after he suffered a knee injury in early March and missed 10 straight games in the process.

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Pels GM David Griffin lambastes refs over Zion Wiilliamson injury

TSN

The New Orleans Pelicans announced on Friday that star forward Zion Williamson will be out indefinitely with a broken finger and general manager David Griffin says NBA referees are to blame, claiming that they were warned about doing a better job of protecting the second-year player.

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5 Best Point Guards For The Los Angeles Lakers Next Season

Fadeaway World

The Los Angeles Lakers are a team that may be looking at some changes this summer. They have a lot of players who will be free agents during the summer, and point guard Dennis Schroder is one of them. If he leaves, then the Los Angeles Lakers would need to find a good replacement, one that would be well-suited to their championship aspirations.

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Sixers Waive Two-Way Rookie Mason Jones

SI

The Philadelphia 76ers have made a roster change on Thursday afternoon as the team returned to Philly from a three-game road trip. Per an announcement from the team, the Sixers have waived two-way rookie Mason Jones.

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It Could Be ‘Malpractice’ for the Golden State Warriors to Keep James Wiseman

Heavy

The Golden State Warriors are nearing a crossroad, and one insider says the team may need to part ways with one of their most promising young players in order to take the path that leads to another NBA title.

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5 ideal Damian Lillard trade scenarios

Sportsnaut

Could the Portland Trail Blazers be forced into pulling off a Damian Lillard trade this coming summer? Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports seems to think that the all-time great shooter is getting impatient in the Pacific Northwest. 

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League Fines Kyrie Irving, Nets $35K Apiece

Hoops Rumors

The NBA (Twitter link) has announced that it is fining both All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving and his team, the Nets, for violating league rules surrounding postgame interview availability, due to Irving’s continuing resistance against partaking in media conversations after games.

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NBA’s play-in tournament likely here to stay

Yardbarker

While some high-profile players and team owners have griped about the NBA’s newly introduced play-in tournament, the format is working “spectacularly well” and has virtually no downside, contends John Hollinger of The Athletic.

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Magic Sign Sindarius Thornwell To Two-Way Contract

Hoops Rumors

The Magic have signed free agent guard Sindarius Thornwell to a two-way contract, the team announced today in a press release. Devin Cannady has been waived in a corresponding roster move.

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Celtics’ Tristan Thompson fires back at cheating allegations by IG model Sydney Chase

Clutch Points

Boston Celtics big man Tristan Thompson has made headlines again for all the wrong reasons. The 30-year-old is in the center of a cheating scandal with IG model Sydney Chase, and at this point, it’s getting ugly.

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Anthony Davis Labels Kevin Durant As The Toughest Player He Has To Guard

Fadeaway World

Lakers superstar Anthony Davis recently took some time to talk with the fans of NBA Reddit, who got to ask him a plethora of interesting and thought-provoking questions.

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Steve Kerr Compares Stephen Curry to Michael Jordan

Bleacher Report

Any comparisons to Michael Jordan's greatness are sure to turn heads, and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr would know that more than most.

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