The Cleveland Cavaliers turned around their season with two trades that brought Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to their team.
"He is so excited about the talent on this team," said Brian Windhorst. "He loves playing with Mozgov. He loves J.R. Smith. He was the guy who pushed for that trade. The Cavs were trying to get Shumpert; that's what the conversations were and...
The following stats are for the month of March for the prospects in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Karl-Anthony Towns: 12.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 2.2 blocks, 33.8 PER
Jahlil Okafor: 15.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 1.5 blocks, 26.3 PER
D'Angelo Russell: 21.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.9 blocks, 21.5 PER
Stanley Johnson: 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1...
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.
Smith-Rivera is not in ESPN's Top 100 list of players for the draft.
Smith-Rivera was a First-Team All-Big East selection in 2015 in his junior season at Georgetown.
Jordan Mickey has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.
Mickey is ranked No. 69 in ESPN's Top 100.
Mickey was a First Team All-SEC selection in his sophomore season at LSU.
Russell Westbrook has accumulated nine triple-doubles this season and seven of those came within a 12-game stretch.
In 1961-62, Oscar Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists to become the first and only player to put up a triple-double season.
The NBA played at a much faster pace in 1962.
According to records from Basketball Reference, Robertson's Cincinnati...
The Milwaukee Bucks are expected to reveal a new color scheme for their jerseys on Wednesday.
The current color scheme of forest green, red, silver and white has been in effect since the 2006-'07 season, when it replaced a purple and green theme.
The purple theme was introduced by Mike Dunleavy Sr. in 2001.
Nikola Pekovic will miss the remainder of the season due to ankle issue.
Pekovic has battled ankle soreness for years and was limited to a career-low 31 games in 14-15.
Pekovic has played in just 51.8 percent of the Minnesota Timberwolves' games since signing a new contract.
The Boston Celtics received offers from multiple teams at the trade deadline of low first round picks and expiring contracts for Avery Bradley.
Bradley is on the first year of a new contract signed last offseason.
Avery is one of the NBA's best perimeter defenders and is a competent three-point shooter.
Kevin Durant has undergone successful bone graft surgery for the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley with Thunder medical personnel present at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Durant will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season and is expected to return to full basketball activities in the next four to six months.
The Portland Trail Blazers will sign Tim Frazier to a contract for the remainder of the season.
Frazier was just named D-League Player of the Week.
The Blazers need depth in the backcourt with Wesley Matthews out for the season.
Nemanja Bjelica of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul has been named Euroleague MVP for March.
Bjelica, 26, led Fenerbahce's take-over of Top 16 Group F with four victories in March that extended its winning streak to a club-record nine games. The average margin of victory for Fenerbahce in March was an incredible 14.5 points per game. The highlight was the first win by any Euroleague opponent...
Chris Mullin has accepted St. John's offer to become head coach.
“He’s in,” a source close to Mullin told the Daily News, adding that he’s on his way to New York.
Mullin is St. John's all-time leading scorer.
Mullin served in several capacities with the Golden State Warriors, including five seasons as general manager. He is leaving a position as an advisor for the NBA Sacramento Kings.
Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier have decided to leave Louisville early to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.
"They're both leaving, yes, 100 percent," Rick Pitino told reporters. "And it's the right thing to do for both of them.
"You all may have some doubts about Terry, but I don't."
Derrick Rose returned to the contact portions of practice on Monday and is on track for his four-to-six week recovery from a knee injury.
"He was aggressive," Tom Thibodeau said. "He was a little winded, but we expected that. Overall, I thought it was good. He said he feels good physically. The big thing is going to be the wind and conditioning. He’s been out a long time."
Rick Barnes is expected to become head coach at Tennessee.
Barnes was let go by Texas after 17 seasons over the weekend.
The Longhorns made a trip to the Final Four in 2003, but his last Sweet 16 appearance came in 2008.
Barnes previously coached at George Mason, Providence and Clemson.
Georges Niang has decided to remain at Iowa State for his senior season.
Niang was not widely expected to be drafted had he declared for the draft.
Ivan Rabb has reduced his list to two choices in Arizona and California.
Rabb's announcement was expected to come after Bishop O'Dowd played Mater Dei in the Open Division California State Championship, which was played at Haas Pavilion home of Cal.
"I was planning on making it today, but I'm not sure right now," Rabb told reporters. "I don't want to rush into a decision... I just...
Maine Red Claws guard Tim Frazier has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 23 – Sunday, March 29. This is the third Performer of the Week honor for Frazier this season.
Frazier’s Red Claws went 3-0 last week, clinching the Atlantic Division and the first overall seed in the Eastern Conference. During the week, he averaged 20.3...
Stephen Curry and Brook Lopez have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.
Curry helped the Warriors to a 4-0 week, with all four wins coming against teams that would be in the playoffs if the season ended today. He averaged 30.0 points (third in the conference) and 8.0 assists (second in the conference), and connected on 24-of-38 three-point field goals (63.2 percent). Curry posted...
Patrick Beverley will miss the remainder of the season after deciding to undergo surgery on his wrist.
Beverley has had multiple injuries, struggling through last season’s playoffs with a knee injury and going out this season after two games with a hamstring injury.
Beverley will be a free agent this offseason.
Frank Kaminsky headlines the 2014-15 AP All-American Team as a unanimous selection.
Jahlil Okafor finished one vote shy of being a unanimous selection.
Jerian Grant, Willie Cauley-Stein and D'Angelo Russell rounded out the first team.
On the second team are Delon Wright, Karl-Anthony Towns, Sean Tuttle, Malcolm Brogdon and Bobby Portis.
On the third team are Kyle Wiltjer, Kevin Pangos...
The Westchester Knicks of the D-League have fired Kevin Whitted as head coach.
Craig Hodges will take over head coaching duties for the final games of the season.
The two coaches had tension throughout the season running the triangle offense with the second-worst record in the D-League.
Whitted, a first-year coach, was hired by Westchester general manager Allan Houston, his former...
Paul George has been cleared to return to game action and has been traveling the Indiana Pacers for weeks.
George has been impressive in practice as he works his way back from a broken leg.
"Seeing the things he does in practice, it's awesome," Roy Hibbert said. "He's coming. But I don't know what's going on with, I'm not a part of it. The training staff hasn't told us what they...
R.J. Hunter will leave Georgia State to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.
Hunter finalized a decision with his family, including his father, Georgia State coach Ron Hunter, over the weekend, sources said.
Hunter is considered a late first round pick after averaging 19.7 points per game for Georgia State.
Ian Clark has been claimed off waivers by the Denver Nuggets.
Clark played in 23 games for the Utah Jazz, averaging 1.9 points in seven minutes a game. He averaged 14 points in seven games for the Jazz’s NBA Development League affiliate in Boise.