New Orleans Pelicans reportedly preferred to move Eric Gordon, not Ryan Anderson

I think that it’s very obvious that the New Orleans Pelicans need to blow up their roster to rebuild around center Anthony Davis. The Pelicans have a lot of players that other teams around the NBA would love to get their hands on. The one player who the Pelicans get asked about the most is forward Ryan Anderson. Even though Anderson could be a big addition to a playoff contender...
Via No Guts, No Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA shines spotlight, pays tribute on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday (Jan. 18) is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the NBA is fully embracing the national holiday. There is a full slate of games, including a host of matinee contests, and the league has also prominently highlighted the holiday on social media. NBA players reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy! #MLKDay2016 — NBA (@NBA) January 18, 2016...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans receiving trade interest in Ryan Anderson

It’s hard to tell if the struggling New Orleans Pelicans want to act as sellers at the NBA trade deadline, though they have quite the attractive piece to offer in forward Ryan Anderson. New Orleans sits at 11-25 and well out of the running in the Western Conference, so it only makes sense other teams—both rebuilders and hopeful contenders alike—examine the roster and make...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried taken to hospital for precautionary X-rays on neck

  At the end of the Denver Nuggets 111-108 overtime loss in Oakland to the Golden State Warriors, forward Kenneth Faried went down in the final minute with an apparent neck injury. From the looks of it, Marreese Speights pushed Faried in the neck then Will Barton came down on Faried’s head with his left elbow...
Via BSN Denver
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Could the Warriors be a feasible destination for Kevin Durant?

The Golden State Warriors enter the new year with 30-2 record. They have won 97 of a possible 114 regular season games since the start of last year. Why would a team with this embarrassment of riches and continuity even look to shake things up when the Summer of 2016 comes calling? That’s the biggest question we have to ask ourselves as lukewarm suggestions that the team might...
Via Sportsnaut
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Squashing the Cousins rumors (again)

As we noted yesterday, the NBA rumor season is officially upon us. They came out of the box strong with a Celtics-involved Boogie Cousins rumor. Today, those rumors are being categorically squashed We suggest holding off on DeMarcus Cousins to Boston rumors until the teams have at least, you know, one conversation about it… None yet. — Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) December 16...
Via Red's Army
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NBA Players to play in ‘Champions League’ starting in 2016

Most NBA fans and basketball fans in general get sad the day some of their favorite players decided to hang up the sneakers and call it quits from professional basketball. Well, that can change in 2016. According to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports, teams will begin play during the summer of 2016 in the newly formed The Champions League, a non-NBA affiliated venture. The league...
Via Mill City Sports
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce compares Kristaps Porzingis to Andrea Bargnani

Is New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis the next Dirk Nowitzki? Well, not quite, according to Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce. From Clippers locker room last night: one player raves about Knicks' Porzingis, compares him to Dirk. Paul Pierce counters with Bargnani — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) November 5, 2015 Although by no means if Porzingis on the same level of...
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November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers Talked Smack About The USA Basketball Roster

Backup point guard Austin Rivers was probably in a pretty bad mood while he was watching the Blue vs. White Team USA scrimmage on Thursday night. If you’re wondering, this was the roster. Team USA announces Blue and White rosters for Thursday night's showcase at UNLV — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 13, 2015 You’ll notice that despite being on...
Via Gamedayr
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Duke Guard Austin Rivers Says He’s “Straight Up Better” Than Many Players In USA Basketball Scrimmage

The U.S. men’s basketball team held a scrimmage in Las Vegas Thursday night.  Jerry Colangelo’s program ended its 34 player minicamp – a precursor to next summer’s Olympic Games – with a Blue and White exhibition contest that looked similar to an All-Star game.  Most of the camp’s star players – LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, etc. – did not play in the...
Via College Spun
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Durant Would Be Interested in Signing with the Warriors

Here locally in Northern California, this isn’t necessarily surprising news. Rumors started up during the 2014-15 season that the Golden State Warriors were one of the teams Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant would consider leaving his current team for when he hits free agency next summer. Now comes this report from Sam Amick of Fox Sports indicating that the Warriors...
Via Sportsnaut
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: David West Interested in Spurs, Warriors

David West made a surprising decision when he declined a $12 million option to remain with the Indiana Pacers. He might have one-upped himself. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the free agent power forward wants to win a championship, so West is targeting teams—the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs—he believes will be contenders next seasons. Per Bob Kravitz of...
Via Sportsnaut
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonas Jerebko returning to Boston

Jonas Jerebko is back: Jonas Jerebko to Boston on a two-year, $10 million deal, I'm told. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 1, 2015Not sure what this means regarding the future of Jae Crowder.Stay tuned to CeltisLife!Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Via Celtics Life
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mavericks, Wesley Matthews have $3M gap

The Dallas Mavericks and free agent guard Wesley Matthews may have mutual interest, but they're currently not on the same page financially, according to a recent report. After Monta Ellis opted out of his contract, the Mavericks are in need of a starting shooting guard. Matthews may be looking to leave the Portland Trail Blazers in free agency, as LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart receive votes for NBA All-Defensive Team

Here's the entire ballot for the NBA's All-Defensive Team, via USA Today's Sam Amick: Avery Bradley received 26 votes, including five first-team (and 21 second-team).  If there was a "third team," he'd be on it.  Marcus Smart got two votes, both second-team, and was one of just three rookies (along with Nerlens Noel and Elfrid Payton) to appear on the ballot.Also, who the @#$% voted...
Via Celtics Life
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NBPA announces the Players Choice Awards

Have you ever wondered who NBA players think should win the MVP? Well, you may finally have your answer. Sam Amick from USA TODAY has more: Stephen Curry has also spoken about how players should get a say in awards voting. More from Amick: In the end, separate awards seems to make sense. If you include media and player votes for the same award, it's somewhat impossible to know how...
Via Fox Sports
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings strongly considering George Karl

The Sacramento Kings reportedly are strongly considering bringing in George Karl as a head coach this season. USA Today’s Sam Amick reported the news Saturday and said the team is seriously considering the possibility of hiring Karl and could make a move in the coming days. The Kings have already made one coaching change this...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics complete buyout for Nate Robinson (or will soon)

Here's the latest on old friend Nate Robinson:Celtics, Nate Robinson reach buyout agreement to make him a free agent, per source. Robinson was traded to Boston Tuesday for Jameer Nelson.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) January 14, 2015The Celtics have competed the buyout of Nate Robinson, I'm told, after he was traded from Denver yesterday.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) January 14...
Via Celtics Life
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Complete Buyout Of Nate Robinson’s Contract After Trade

Nate Robinson’s second stint with the Boston Celtics was never expected to last long. It turns out the veteran guard would have barely had time to have breakfast in his new/old home. The Celtics bought out Robinson’s contract, as expected, on Wednesday, mere hours after announcing the trade in which they acquired him from the Denver Nuggets, USA Today’s...
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith Agrees To 1-Year, $2 Million Deal

  The Rockets have won the Josh Smith auction and will land him once he clears waivers at 5 P.M. ET Wednesday. Smith will be signed for the rest of the season for around $2 million, and is expected to be in the starting lineup on Friday against the Grizzlies.   Josh Smith heading to Houston after clearing waivers, I can confirm. Wants to contend, excited about heading chance to...
Via Rockets Social
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins found out Kings fired Mike Malone via Twitter

Another day, another life changing event discovered via Twitter. This time, the life changing event was the Sacramento Kings’ firing of Mike Malone, and DeMarcus Cousins finding out via Twitter. The news first broke via Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento has fired coach Mike Malone, league sources told Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 15, 2014 And then...
Via Awful Announcing
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Amick: "Rondo known to be interested in joining the Lakers"

USA Today’s Sam Amick reported Friday morning that Rajon Rondo is “known” to be interested in joining the Lakers. Here are the bullet points from an article posted by Jay King of MassLive with color commentary by Padraic O’Connor of CelticsLife: USA TODAY: Amick reported Friday that the "Rondo possibility" presented the Los Angeles Lakers with "an intriguing Plan D of...
Via Celtics Life
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Bobby Brown “has serious interest” in signing with L.A.

Yesterday, the Lakers held a work out for seven players including Michael Beasley, Tony Douglas and Bobby Brown. While it’s still unclear what will happen on the Beasley front – who worked out for the Lakers for the second time this summer – it seems that Douglas intends to play in China next season, according to Sam Amick from USA Today. While Douglas still has three days...
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team work out seven free agents including Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, Toney Douglas

It appears that the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t just work out Michael Beasley on Wednesday. According to Sam Amick from USA Today, the purple and gold also held workouts for Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, Daniel Orton, Bobby Brown, Toney Douglas, Ben Hansbrough and Malcolm Lee. Pittman and Douglas, like Beasley, are former Miami Heat players, while Bobby Brown has only played sparingly...
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers News: Indiana signs Rodney Stucky

In an attempt to fill the void left by Lance Stephenson who is now a Charlotte Hornet, the Indiana Pacers have signed guard Rodney Stucky per Sam Amick of USA Today:Rodney Stuckey has agreed to join the Indiana Pacers on a one-year deal, @USATODAYsports has learned. Nice pickup after losing Stephenson.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 17, 2014Stucky was drafted 15th overall in the...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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