Al Horford and LaMarcus Aldridge have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for games played between Dec. 15-Dec. 21.
In winning the honor for the second time in his career, Horford led the Hawks to a perfect 3-0 week (road wins over Cleveland and Houston, and a home win over Chicago), averaging 18.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals in 32.0 minutes...
The Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks will all have interest in signing Josh Smith once he clears waivers.
Smith was waived on Monday by the Detroit Pistons.
The Kings were interested in trading for Smith in the offseason.
Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Houston Rockets are also interested in Smith. The Rockets can offer Smith its bi-annual exception, which...
The Detroit Pistons have waived Josh Smith.
Smith is owed $26 million over the next two seasons and the Pistons will use the stretch provision on his contract to give the team some cap relief.
The Sacramento Kings made multiple overtures to sign Smith in the offseason, but Stan Van Gundy wanted to try to make his frontcourt of Smith, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe work.
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Dwyane Wade hopes the Miami Heat fans give LeBron James an appreciative response in his first return visit with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day.
Wade said he never tried to recruit James to remain with the Heat, treating him more as a friend than a teammate.
Wade and James were together in Las Vegas before he announced his decision to sign with the Cavs.
"We had already...
The Indiana Pacers approached some of their players about bringing back Lance Stephenson, but they were reportedly not encouraging of the scenario.
The Pacers were worn out of Stephenson by the end of last season.
The Charlotte Hornets have begun trying to trade Stephenson after less than two months.
The Miami Heat have recalled guard Andre Dawkins from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Dawkins appeared in nine games (three starts) and averaged 25.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 36.0 minutes while shooting 52.8 percent from the field, 56.4 percent from three-point range and 75.8 percent from the foul line.
Brad Stevens made it clear that he is committed to his job as the head coach of the Boston Celtics, even as fans of the Indiana University Hoosiers speculate about Stevens returning home.
"I’ve committed to being here," Stevens said. "I’ve already left a situation once and that was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to choose to do. This is something that as long as they want...
Kobe Bryant shot 8 for 30 for 25 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
Byron Scott said he is considering giving Bryant a rest for at least one game, and Bryant agreed with the likelihood.
"There's probably not much of an option … it might make sense," Bryant said. "It's fatigue and then just general soreness, joint soreness, body soreness."...
Kevin Durant sat out the Sunday loss by the Oklahoma City Thunder against the New Orleans Pelicans with a sprained right ankle.
Durant suffered the injury on Thursday just before halftime against the Golden State Warriors and then sat out Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Durant's ankle is reportedly feeling better, but the swelling and soreness apparently hadn’t subsided...
In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with Matt Steinmetz, host of The NBA Show on 95.7-FM in the San Francisco Bay Area (@SteinmetzNBA).
The two focus primarily on the Warriors' strong start, including the differences for this year's team, Klay Thompson's development and whether the Warriors can win the championship this season.
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David Lee practiced on Sunday and expects to return from a hamstring injury on Tuesday against the Sacramento Kings.
"He looked great," Steve Kerr said. "The hamstring is fine. He scrimmaged 5-on-5. We’ll do the same thing (Sun), and we anticipate him playing Monday."
Lee added he believes he will play against the Kings.
Lee has played just one game this season.
Iman Shumpert won't need surgery to repair his injured shoulder.
Shumpert suffered the injury on Dec. 12 and will be reevaluated in a few weeks.
“Yeah, definitely. I wanted to get back on the court as soon as possible. But it’s a healing process,” Shumpert said before Saturday’s 99-90 loss to Phoenix. “It’s a lot better now that it’s back in place. I don’t need any...
Danilo Gallinari has been diagnosed with a meniscus tear in his right knee.
Gallinari is out indefinitely and will need surgery.
Rajon Rondo had six points, seven rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four charges in his debut with the Dallas Mavericks, a 99-93 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
“I love it here,’’ Rondo said. “The fans have been great, the reception tonight was amazing, and that’s what it’s all about.’’
Monta Ellis scored 38 points after some wondered if Rondo would interfere...
David Lee will return to the Golden State Warriors' lineup on Monday against the Sacramento Kings.
Lee has missed all but six minutes of the season since re-injuring his left hamstring.
"He looked good, he was moving really well, his hamstring's fine," said Steve Kerr. "He told me everything else is sore now, which is a good sign. He's getting back into basketball shape and running...
Goran Dragic called signing with the New York Knicks a “possibility” in July when he plans to opt out of his contract and test free agency.
The presence of Phil Jackson makes the Knicks more attractive to Dragic.
“Oh yeah, definitely,” said Dragic, who earned All-NBA third-team honors last season. “You know Phil, he was a great coach. He won so many titles and he was coaching...
Lance Stephenson has clashed with teammates during his early time with the Charlotte Hornets.
Steve Clifford has placed responsibility for Stephenson's adjustment on the Hornets' veterans.
The Hornets have sought out trades for Stephenson, but haven't found an opportunity to their liking. The Hornets want value still in return for Stephenson and aren't merely trying to dump his contract.
Deonte Burton has committed to Iowa State after transferring from Marquette.
Burton becomes the 13th transfer Fred Hoiberg has taken since 2010.
Burton will have two and a half years of eligibility remaining.
The Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets are discussing a deal centered on Deron Williams.
Talks have centered upon Darren Collison, Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson for Williams.
Sacramento has significant interest with Williams, but a hurdle to a possible deal is the Kings’ desire to have center Mason Plumlee included into the package, league sources said.
The Nets' partnership...
In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and BoxScoreGeeks.com's Arturo Galletti (@ArturoGalletti) work through the top fifteen teams in his site's most recent Power Rankings. Their points of discussion include the stacked Western Conference playoff picture, his current title favorites and his top team in the league so far. Denver Nuggets 1:39 Phoenix Suns 6:52 Oklahoma...
Adam Silver believes the public perception of tanking is a bigger issue than what teams are actually hoping to accomplish.
"I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines."
"No player is going out there to lose," Silver continued. "In terms of management, I think there's an absolute legitimate rebuilding...
The Boston Celtics and guard Jameer Nelson have had preliminary discussions on his future role and "what if" possibilities before the February trade deadline, but buyout negotiations have not taken place yet, league sources told RealGM.
Nelson signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks last offseason, persuaded by the organization’s culture and an opportunity to start...
The Dallas Mavericks have an undeniable edge to sign Jermaine O'Neal after the acquisition of Rajon Rondo, according to sources.
O'Neal is "highly intrigued" about the idea of joining the Mavericks.
O'Neal maintains his offseason home in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and has long been interested in joining the Mavericks to reunite with Rick Carlisle
The Philadelphia 76ers will release Ronny Turiaf.
Turiaf was acquired by the 76ers in a three-team trade on Friday.