This Clippers-Lakers Trade Involves Russell Westbrook

NBA Analysis

They may not be in last place, but the Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the NBA’s most disappointing teams this season.

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis Behind Lakers Decision to ‘Pass’ on Jerami Grant

Clutch Points

As it turns out, the Los Angeles Lakers are no longer interested in trading for Jerami Grant from the Detroit Pistons.

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Celtics Could Acquire CJ McCollum For Three Player Package Including Marcus Smart

Fadeaway World

The Boston Celtics have been a team that has not delivered on expectations. Even though they have two talented wings in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, they are still stuck as being a play-in tier team.

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Louisville, coach Chris Mack negotiating final stages of separation agreement

The Athletic

Louisville and coach Chris Mack are in the final stages of negotiations for a separation agreement, a source with direct knowledge told The Athletic on Tuesday.

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Hawks Putting Everyone But Trae Young And Clint Capela On Trade Block

Fadeaway World

Just six months after their Conference Finals appearance, the Atlanta Hawks are looking to trade almost everyone on their roster.

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Celtics Heavily Involved In Trade Discussions

Hoops Rumors

The Celtics have been extremely active in trade talks with the aim of improving the pieces around stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, longtime beat writer Steve Bulpett reports in a Heavy.com

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LA Clippers Have Shown Interest in John Wall

SI

One of the more interesting developments this season has been the availability of John Wall. The five-time All-Star is supposedly healthy, but has yet to suit up for the Houston Rockets this season.

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Dick Vitale Announces Decision On College Basketball Season

The Spun

The legendary Dick Vitale announced unfortunate news just moments ago.

Vitale will not be continuing his work for ESPN the rest of this season.

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Pac-12 suspends, fines ASU’s Bobby Hurley for misconduct toward official

Arizona Sports

The Pac-12 conference imposed punishments to Arizona State basketball for misconduct toward officials at the end of Saturday’s game against Stanford, conference commissioner George Kliavkoff announced Sunday night.

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Julius Randle Is Traded To Minnesota In This Knicks-Timberwolves Trade

NBA Analysis

The New York Knicks are bad. They were solid last year, earning the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, but it seems as though things are back to normal this season.

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San Antonio Spurs Could Trade Dejounte Murray In The Offseason

Fadeaway World

Dejounte Murray is well-known as one of the best two-way guards in the league, and he is widely viewed as the best player on the San Antonio Spurs.

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2 glaring reasons for Wizards’ ongoing struggles

Clutch Points

The Washington Wizards were one of the league’s most pleasant early surprises. They started the season 10-3, racing to the top of a crowded Eastern Conference.

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John Stockton’s Gonzaga CBB Season Tickets Suspended After Refusing to Wear Mask

Bleacher Report

Former Gonzaga and Utah Jazz star John Stockton had his season tickets to Bulldogs games suspended after he failed to comply with the school's mask mandates, per Theo Lawson of The Spokesman-Review.

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5 Best Destinations For James Harden This Summer: Big 3 With The Clippers Or Team Up With Joel Embiid

Fadeaway World

James Harden has been one of the most polarizing superstars in the NBA over the past few years. Whether it is his playing style or trade requests, Harden always seems to make headlines good and bad.

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Three Best Buddy Hield Trade Landing Spots

Sportsnaut

The Sacramento Kings are approaching the NBA trade deadline with big plans and sharpshooter Buddy Hield is one of the likeliest trade candidates who could be moved.

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Closer Look At Struggling NBA Contenders: Bulls, Nets, Jazz, Warriors

NBA Analysis

We have passed the halfway point of the 2021-22 NBA season and while many teams in the league have been having up-and-down seasons, some of the league’s best teams are starting to hit some rough patches in their schedules. 

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5 Most Realistic Trades: Ben Simmons Joins Kings, Russell Westbrook Lands In New York

Fadeaway World

The trade deadline is fast approaching with many teams looking to improve their rosters by making some big moves.

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One Team Could Be Interested in Trade For Russell Westbrook

SI

The February NBA trade deadline is quickly approaching, and the Lakers are likely going to be looking for some help.

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Promise Was Reportedly Made To Trade Ben Simmons

Awesemo

Promises, promises.

Michele Roberts, executive-director of the National Basketball Players Association called out 76ers president Daryl Morey for his handling of the Ben Simmons situation.

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Will Shaedon Sharpe play for Kentucky this season? Explaining the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2022’s situation

Sporting News

Kentucky head coach John Calipari landed his first No. 1-ranked recruit since Anthony Davis when Canadian Shaedon Sharpe committed to the Wildcats back in September.

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Auburns’ Jabari Smith Has ‘Become a Pretty Big Favorite’ to Go No. 1 in 2022 NBA Draft

Bleacher Report

Auburn forward Jabari Smith could become the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA draft after an impressive start to his freshman season. 

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Penny Hardaway takes aim at media

ESPN

Following Memphis' third straight loss, a 70-62 home defeat to SMU on Thursday night, coach Penny Hardaway sounded off during his postgame news conference, telling the assembled media to "stop asking me stupid f—ing questions."

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Trades to Push NBA Title Contenders Over the Top

Bleacher Report

Less than a month away from the 2022 NBA trade deadline, we've already felt a few transactional tremors.

On Wednesday, Bryn Forbes headlined a three-team deal that landed him with the Denver Nuggets, where his three-point shooting should help stabilize a backcourt short on stretch.

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Mike D’Antoni Being Linked To Lakers Job If Frank Vogel Gets Fired

Awesemo

Would Mike D’Antoni return to the bench to become the next Lakers head coach?

Frank Vogel is rumored to be on the hot seat after a disappointing first half of the season.

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Brandon Ingram Could Be Sent To Atlanta In This Trade

NBA Analysis

Starting the 2021-22 NBA season 3-16, the New Orleans Pelicans looked like one of the worst teams in the league, but they have slowly started to begin looking like the team they thought they could be entering the year. 

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Wisconsin Hoops Fan Banned Over Eye Gesture Aimed At Asian Students During Game

TMZ

A Wisconsin Badgers hoops fan has been banned from buying tickets to the school's sporting events … after making disgusting slant-eye gestures toward Northwestern students during a game.

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Shaedon Sharpe, 18, can apply for 2022 NBA draft after joining Kentucky Wildcats in January

ESPN

Shaedon Sharpe, formerly ESPN's No. 1 prospect in the 2022 high school class, can apply for the 2022 NBA draft as an early-entry candidate, a source told ESPN on Thursday.

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Ranking the Top 7 Landing Spots for Clayton Kershaw in MLB Free Agency

Bleacher Report

When business resumes on the other side of Major League Baseball's lockout, one of the greatest pitchers in league history will still be looking for a contract.

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Could Lakers Package Russell Westbrook for John Wall and Eric Gordon?

Heavy

Time is running out for the Los Angeles Lakers to make a blockbuster deal ahead of the February 10 NBA trade deadline.

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Kings squash trade rumors, will build around De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton

Sactown Royalty

With the trade deadline fast approaching, the last few weeks have warmed the seat of Sacramento Kings General Manager Monte McNair, as he’s reportedly been pressured to make a big splash come February.

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Lakers have explored trade for Harrison Barnes

Silver Screen And Roll

Through the first half of the season, the Lakers’ unbalanced roster has revealed a glaringly obvious need for the team on the wing.

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Utah Jazz Open to a Rudy Gobert Trade?

Larry Brown Sports

Would the Utah Jazz actually trade away their three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Rudy Gobert? One report says they are open to it.

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Klutch Official: ‘No Chance Ben Simmons Plays For 76ers After Trade Deadline

Pro Basketball Talk

The 76ers might not trade Ben Simmons before the Feb. 10 trade deadline.

Then what?

The Sixers are still hoping that, after the trade deadline comes and goes, maybe Ben will come back and play.

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Lakers ‘In a Tough Spot’ at Trade Deadline, Don’t Have Assets to Make Big Move

Bleacher Report

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on NBA Today Tuesday that the Los Angeles Lakers are in a "tough spot" in regard to making any moves prior to the Feb.

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Ben Simmons willing to sit out entire NBA season

CBS Sports

The NBA’s trade deadline is less than a month away, which means that the Philadelphia 76ers have less than a month to trade Ben Simmons for reinforcements this season.

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Mavericks emerge as favorite to acquire Myles Turner?

Larry Brown Sports

One particular NBA team appears to be pulling into the lead in the Myles Turner sweepstakes.

Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus reported on Monday that several competing executives believe that the Dallas Mavericks are the favorites to acquire the Indiana Pacers center Turner.

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Kyrie Irving won’t get COVID vaccine: ‘I’ve made my decision already’

The Score

Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving doesn’t plan on changing his vaccination status despite his team’s worsening bout with injuries.

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3 questions about the Lakers in the remainder of 2022 season

Clutch Points

The Los Angeles Lakers have certainly not played to the capability that many fans and players of their team were hoping for this season.

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The 3 Biggest NBA Trade Deadline Needs for the Mavs

SI

With the NBA trade deadline being less than four weeks away, the Dallas Mavericks are playing some of the best basketball we’ve seen from them in quite some time.

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3 questions about the Heat in the remainder of 2022 season

Clutch Points

The Miami Heat have been one of the most slept-on teams all season this year. It is questionable why people are not giving the Heat the credit that they deserve because they have been playing like one of the best teams in basketball, despite all of the injuries that they have had to overcome.

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This Lakers-Rockets Trade Lands Anthony Davis in Houston

NBA Analysis

Los Angeles Lakers fans have pointed blame in many different directions this NBA season. Russell Westbrook has received most of it, but it’s gone other places, too.

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Potential Celtics Trade for Rising Star Hurt by Lack of Assets

Heavy

When it comes to making a trade, the Boston Celtics could be hindered by their lack of enticing assets, or at least that’s what one insider close to the team believes.

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This Sixers-Wizards Trade Is Centered Around Ben Simmons

NBA Analysis

Ben Simmons still has yet to appear in an NBA game this season. Regardless of one’s opinions on Simmons himself, it stinks to see a talent like him sit out.

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Instant Impact: College Basketball’s Best Freshmen at the Midway Point

247 Sports

As we near the midpoint of the 2021-22 college basketball season, several things have become apparent when it comes to the impact of freshmen on the college game.

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‘He upheld the tradition’: Joe B. Hall kept Kentucky on top while coaching in the shadow of a legend

The Athletic

The lasting image of Joe B. Hall — the one cast in bronze for a life-sized statue on the University of Kentucky’s campus and painted on a 30-foot-tall mural that watches over his hometown of Cynthiana, Ky.

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Donovan Mitchell’s shocking Jazz exit sparks anew after preferred destination list leaks

Clutch Points

Donovan Mitchell is the cornerstone superstar of the Utah Jazz. He’s going to be the centerpiece of this franchise for many years to come, and the fact that the team secured him to a massive extension last year serves as a clear testament to this fact.

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Sacramento Kings increasingly likely to trade Harrison Barnes, Buddy Hield by Feb. 10

Sportsnaut

The Sacramento Kings fired head coach Luke Walton on Nov. 21 with the hope it would turn the team around.

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Norman Powell Could Be Traded To The Pelicans With This Deal

NBA Analysis

While they have made the playoffs for eight consecutive seasons, the longest active streak in the NBA, the Portland Trail Blazers are starting to see their fortunes run out.

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Arkansas, Cincinnati, Florida State and Other Major Programs in Danger of Missing NCAA Tournament

Bleacher Report

The Michigan Wolverines opened this season ranked in the AP Top 10 and had earned a No. 4 seed or better in six of the past nine NCAA tournaments, but they feature prominently on our list of top teams most likely to miss this year's Big Dance.

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Arkansas coach Eric Musselman out two games for shoulder surgery; former NBA coach Keith Smart to lead team

CBS Sports

Arkansas coach Eric Musselman will miss at least his team's next two games after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair injuries he suffered in a practice earlier this season, the school announced Thursday.

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Could De’Aaron Fox For Brandon Ingram Trade Make Sense For Kings, Pelicans?

NBA Analysis

The Sacramento Kings are currently 16-27 this NBA season and are in danger of missing the playoffs for the 16th consecutive season.

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All Atlanta Hawks Players Are Available For Trade Except Trae Young And Clint Capela

Fadeaway World

The Atlanta Hawks are a team that clearly had contending aspirations for the 2021-22 season after they made the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2020-21 playoffs.

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Sixers Twitter Reacts to Damian Lillard Visiting Philadelphia

Heavy

Coincidence or prophecy? Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard visited Philadelphia on Thursday to undergo surgery on his abdomen. Lillard left the procedure “feeling good,” per Chris Haynes of Yahoo!

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Maryland Assistant Coach Arrested On Charges of Soliciting A Prostitute

Total Pro Sports

Bruce Shingler was reportedly arrested on charges of soliciting prostitution, according to The Washington Post.

The Maryland Terrapins assistant basketball coach is facing two charges of procuring or soliciting prostitution or assignation, The Post reported on Thursday.

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16 fearless predictions for the rest of the men’s college basketball season

NCAA

The postponements and cancelations are finally starting to dip. The peak in disruptions may have been reached.

We hope.

If that’s the case, then it’s time for 16 fearless predictions in mid-January to get you through to the NCAA tournament.

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Atlantic 10 pursuing waiver allowing redshirted basketball players to fill in with limited rosters

The Athletic

As COVID-19 continues to affect player availability and subsequently leads to game cancellations, the Atlantic 10, eyeing up a season filled with disruptions, has requested a blanket waiver to adjust the redshirting rules, commissioner Bernadette McGlade told The Athletic.

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76ers Have No Interest In Trading Ben Simmons For Russell Westbrook

Fadeaway World

With Russell Westbrook struggling to adjust to life in Los Angeles, it's only natural for his name to become the subject of countless trade rumors around the association.

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Three reasons why the Memphis Grizzlies are legitimate NBA contenders

Sportsnaut

The Memphis Grizzlies have taken the next step this season. At 29-14, they’re the fourth seed in the Western Conference, firing on all cylinders and improving as the season progresses.

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Rich Paul’s message to Daryl Morey, Sixers on Ben Simmons trade

Clutch Points

Ben Simmons’ trade saga with the Philadelphian 76ers continues, and if recent rumors are to be believed, his agent Rich Paul remains firm in wanting him out of Philly.

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Philadelphia 76ers Want To Sign James Harden in Free Agency

Yardbarker

The NBA trade deadline is about a month away and any potential big trades will take place over the course of the next 30 or so days.

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Are The Brooklyn Nets Mishandling Kevin Durant?

Bleacher Report

 Kevin Durant doesn't want to hear about how many minutes he's playing.

The subject of Durant's minutes is going to continue to be an issue for the Brooklyn Nets, who have lost five of their last seven games and are in the process of reintegrating Kyrie Irving into the rotation.

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Timberwolves Not Interested in Involving Karl-Anthony Towns or Anthony Edwards in Ben Simmons Trade Talks

Sports Keeda

The NBA trade deadline is only a month away and teams are expected to be active, especially playoff contenders trying to solidify their roster.

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Sixers must target Cam Reddish in potential Ben Simmons trade

Clutch Points

We are now officially one month away from the 2022 NBA trade deadline. While some teams are still battling health and safety protocols, the rumor mill is likely to begin heating up quickly. 

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