Atlanta Hawks Acquire Forward Danilo Gallinari

NBA.com

The Atlanta Hawks have acquired forward Danilo Gallinari (da-KNEE-lo gal-in-ARE-ee) and cash considerations from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a conditional 2025 second-round pick in a sign-and-trade transaction, the team announced today.

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Kings won’t match Hawks’ 4-year offer sheet for Bogdan Bogdanovic

Clutch Points

The Sacramento Kings have decided not to match the Atlanta Hawks’ offer sheet for small forward Bogdan Bogdanovic, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

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Knicks no longer pursuing trade for Russell Westbrook?

The Sports Daily

The New York Knicks have had a busy offseason so far with the 2020 NBA Draft and the opening of free agency, which began on Friday.

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COVID-19 hampers men’s college basketball’s start, causing scheduling headaches

USA Today

Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton is sharing with his players the same sentiment this November he told them last March before the NCAA tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic: Control what you can control. 

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Florida Transfer Andrew Nembhard Eligible to Play for Gonzaga in 2020-21 SI

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Tennessee withdraws from Jimmy V Classic vs. top-ranked Gonzaga

The Score

Tennessee pulled out of the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 2 in Indianapolis following positive COVID-19 test results in their basketball program Monday, the school announced.

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Ben Simmons Sister Alludes To A Possible Blockbuster Trade On Tuesday

Total Pro Sports

Olivia Simmons has social media buzzing right now.

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Is this why Anthony Davis has not yet signed his Lakers extension?

Larry Brown Sports

Anthony Davis has not yet signed his contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, and there is a theory about one of the reasons.

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DeMarcus Cousins agrees to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets

NBA.com

DeMarcus Cousins has found a new home after reportedly agreeing to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

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Gonzaga is top overall seed with Baylor, Villanova, Virginia also No. 1 seeds

CBS Sports

Welcome to what figures to be a strange, disjointed, but hopefully complete season of college basketball.  And when basketball season is upon us, it is time to create a preseason NCAA Tournament bracket as well. 

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CBB title odds: Best bets, values ahead of 2020-21 season opener The Score

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Ole Miss cancels first four games, pauses until Dec. 7

Yardbarker

The Ole Miss Rebels men's basketball program became the latest to postpone the start of its season due to coronavirus-related issues. 

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Crazy Blockbuster Trade: James Harden To The Warriors For Four Players And Picks

Fadeaway World

The injury to Klay Thompson was a gut punch to the Golden State Warriors, who still have aspirations of making a Championship run this season.

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Clippers Reportedly Have “Something Special Up Their Sleeves”

It’s Game 7

The Los Angeles Clippers have made several notable moves since the start of free agency. They nabbed Serge Ibaka in place of Montrezl Harrell, acquired Luke Kennard via trade, and signed Marcus Morris to a four-year, $64 million deal.

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Wizards trading John Wall to Rockets has ’50-50′ chance

Clutch Points

Russell Westbrook and John Wall are both seeking a change of scenery from, respectively, the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards.

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Auburn basketball to forgo postseason basketball following 2020-21 season USA Today

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Florida vs. Virginia game at Mohegan Sun canceled as Gators pause basketball activities due to COVID-19

CBS Sports

A marquee basketball game between Florida and No. 4 Virginia scheduled for Friday has been canceled due to COVID-19 cases and contact tracing protocols within the Gators' program, the school announced on Sunday. The game was set to be played at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and was one one of the top matchups of college basketball's opening week. CBS Sports initially learned of the Florida pause and subsequent cancellations earlier on Sunday. 

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Scott Drew tests positive for COVID-19

247 Sports

Baylor men’s basketball coach Scott Drew has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced in a statement on Sunday afternoon. Drew said he is not feeling any symptoms of COVID-19 right now. Associate head coach Jerome Tang will serve as the interim head coach in Drew’s absence.

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Warriors Could Acquire Zach LaVine To Replace Klay Thompson

Fadeaway World

As Klay Thompson prepares to sit out another full season, the Golden State Warriors don’t have any more time to waste in their mission to return to title contention.

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Michael Jordan Once Called Out Lavar Ball For Averaging 2.2 PPG In College

Total Pro Sports

The LaVar Ball vs. Michael Jordan one-on-one basketball game probably won’t ever happen, but the conversation surrounding the two has only gotten bigger since LaMelo Ball was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.

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Gordon Hayward Sends Strong Message To Celtics After Shocking Hornets Deal

Heavy

So this is how it ends. The Gordon Hayward Era in Boston began with great NBA fanfare back in 2017, the most prominent free agent the franchise had ever signed. It ends just three injury-marred seasons later, with Hayward planning to sign a massive, four-year $120 million contract with the Hornets.

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Dwight Howard Signing with 76ers

Hoops Rumors

The Sixers and Dwight Howard have reached an agreement on a one-year contract, agent Charles Briscoe tells Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

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Rockets To Sign Christian Wood To 3 Year Deal

SLAM Online

The Houston Rockets will sign Christian Wood to a three-year, $27 million contract, Frank Isola of ESPN reports. The Detroit Pistons free agent has been one of the most intriguing players on the market.

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Montrezl Harrell signs two-year deal with Lakers

Talk Basket

Free agent Montrezl Harrell has agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

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NCAA denies waiver request for Xavier forward Ben Stanley, who sought in-person classes

USA Today

Xavier University's men's basketball program had high hopes for transfer Ben Stanley and what he could bring to the Musketeers this season, but those hopes will have to wait a year after Xavier announced Friday that Stanley's waiver was denied by the NCAA, making the 6-foot-6 junior forward, who transferred from Hampton University, ineligible for the 2020-21 season. 

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