Paul George

Nikola Jokic ranked insanely high on ESPN’s list

ESPN recently released their top 100 NBA players coming into this season and the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic was ranked very high.<p>The Denver …

List-Worthy

Victor Oladipo and his bargain contract

Remember when Victor Oladipo was overpaid? And the Indiana Pacers were getting a bad contract from the Oklahoma City Thunder? Good times, good …

Oklahoma City Thunder

What does the Jimmy Butler drama mean for the Utah Jazz?

The recent Jimmy Butler drama has sent shockwaves throughout the NBA, and it could very well impact the Utah Jazz as well.<p>Although the NBA offseason …

Utah Jazz

Los Angeles Clippers: Jimmy Butler trade is only smart as a precursor

The Los Angeles Clippers could be looking at the team’s next star in Jimmy Butler, who requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves.<p>Despite …

Los Angeles

OKC Thunder Preseason previsions: Why Steven Adams will win Defensive Player of Year

OKC Thunder center Steven Adams defense gets overlooked. Can Adams change that narrative this season, by forcing his name into the DPoY …

Oklahoma City Thunder

Milwaukee Bucks: Considering the Jimmy Butler situation

The Milwaukee Bucks are far from frontrunners in the trade race for Jimmy Butler, but whether they should make a push for a deal is also …

Milwaukee Bucks

NBA Rumors: Anthony Davis Might Be The Only Star Who Wants To Team Up With LeBron James, Per ‘LA Sports Hub’

Is Anthony Davis a realistic trade target for the Los Angeles Lakers?<p>The Los Angeles Lakers have won the biggest prize of the 2018 NBA free agency …

Anthony Davis

C.J. Wilcox will miss entire 2018-19 season with torn Achilles

The Indiana Pacers announced their training camp roster via Pacers.com:“Additionally, guard C.J. Wilcox, who was signed to a two-way contract in …

NBA G League

Giants can’t afford to trade Madison Bumgarner

The decision on left-hander <b>Madison Bumgarner</b> will be the Giants’ most important this offseason, and it’s easy to see both sides of the argument: Lock …

Juan Soto

The Thunder have reportedly been working out free agent Monta Ellis

The Thunder have reportedly been working out free agent guard Monta Ellis, according to Travis Singleton on Twitter.<p>The 12-year NBA veteran most recently played with the Pacers during the 2016-17 season as he averaged 8.5 points and 3.2 assists in 74 contests for Indiana.<p>After a two-year stint with …

Russell Westbrook

OKC Thunder Preseason Previsions: Why Sam Presti can win Executive of Year Award

The race for 2019 Executive of the Year will be tight, but, OKC Thunder GM Sam Presti built a strong case. The question is will it be enough to bring …

Oklahoma City Thunder

Darren Collison can tell Victor Oladipo has embraced becoming ‘the guy’ by his swagger

Indiana Pacers star guard Victor Oladipo worked his way to become the league’s Most Improved Player, putting up career-highs in just about every …

Oklahoma City Thunder

Fast But Accurate – Presti’s Plan for 2018-19 Thunder

Sources of inspiration are everywhere for Thunder General Manager and Executive Vice President Sam Presti.<p>Strolling the halls at the Basketball Hall …

Basketball Hall of Fame

As Sixers GM, Elton Brand will take the heat that others didn’t or wouldn’t | Mike Sielski

Josh Harris had begun reading his prepared remarks in that stiff, halting manner of his Thursday morning, as if he were a bad actor who might forget …

Brett Brown

OKC Thunder: Roar from the Silence

It’s been a few years of drama, but now the OKC Thunder can finally get back to what they do best: shocking the world.<p>Close your eyes for me, and …

Oklahoma City Thunder

Blazers vs. Raptors in Vancouver will air on NBC Sports Northwest

Blazers vs. Raptors in Vancouver will air on NBC Sports Northwest<p>NBC Sports Northwest<p>We are just over a week away from the Portland Trail Blazers …

Portland Trail Blazers

Pacers sign Omari Johnson along with other roster moves

The Indiana Pacers signed Omari Johnson while confirming the signings of Ben Moore and Elijah Stewart as training camp approaches.<p>In a press release …

Indiana Pacers

Phoenix Suns 2018-19 Preview: Trevor Ariza

<i>Trevor Ariza will suit up for the Phoenix Suns this season after signing with the team in free agency. What should we expect from the seasoned</i> …

Phoenix Suns

Summer Workout Plan: How Ben Simmons can improve without a jump shot

<i>The Summer Workout Plan is a weekly series breaking down what certain players can do to take their game to another level this season. We've already</i> …

Ben Simmons

Jackson, Wiggins get into epic war of words

Stephen Jackson, Andrew Wiggins get into war of words over 'Hallelujah' tweet<p>USATSI<p>The NBA is the best soap opera on the face of the planet.<p>What's …

Golden State Warriors

Isiah Thomas Makes Wild Claim About Thunder's Playoffs Chances

NBA analyst and basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas has just come out with a bold claim that will not make Oklahoma City Thunder supporters happy. …

Russell Westbrook

Jimmy Butler is doing the Timberwolves a favor

By revealing his intentions now, Butler is giving Tom Thibodeau a chance to recover from his own mistake.<p>A year ago, Tom Thibodeau and the Minnesota Timberwolves made a bet. They bet that despite having the league’s longest playoff drought, despite being one of the less attractive NBA markets for …

Tom Thibodeau

Jimmy Butler’s Trade Request Could Spell The End Of Tom Thibodeau’s Time In Minnesota

Tom Thibodeau’s TimberBulls dreams fell apart before they could even really get started thanks to Jimmy Butler’s trade request. Of all the former Bulls that Thibs had brought in to Minnesota over the past two summers, Butler was by far the most impactful on a team’s success in 2018.<p>Taj Gibson, …

Tom Thibodeau

5 NBA Teams That Could Benefit from Addition by Subtraction

There was a lot of player turnover this NBA offseason and some teams that let players go might be better off without them.<p>This summer, 60 NBA players changed teams in free agency. Another 40 or so changed teams via trade. That’s damn near 40 percent of the league leaving one team for another. …

Paul George

Sam Presti's Pre-Season Media Availability

Layne Murdoch/Getty Images<p>Video: Sam Presti’s Preseason Media Availability<p>0<p>With Media Day set for Monday and Thunder training camp beginning next …

Oklahoma City Thunder

Westbrook and Roberson should be back in Thunder starting backcourt early in season

• Presti deferred questions regarding who will replace Carmelo Anthony at power forward to coach Scott Brooks, Horne relays in the same story. Patrick …

Scott Brooks

Butler's next contract is a huge factor in finding a trade partner

Jimmy Butler's next contract is a huge consideration in Timberwolves finding a trade partner<p>USA Today Sports Images<p>Any team that trades for Jimmy …

Washington Wizards

Commissioner Adam Silver addresses workplace misconduct, rules changes, looming free agency | NBA.com

<b>NEW YORK --</b> As agendas go, the one tackled by the NBA’s Board of Governors Thursday and Friday wasn’t the sort that would make headlines. A few rule …

Tom Thibodeau

Key Thunder Talent Won't Be Ready For The Start Of The Season

It appears Oklahoma City Thunder wing Andre Roberson won’t be ready before opening night as he continues rehab per, Royce Young of ESPN.<p>Sam Presti …

Oklahoma City Thunder

76ers Name Elton Brand New General Manager

<b>Follow CBSPHILLY</b> <b>Facebook</b> <b> |</b> <b>Twitter</b>PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Elton Brand is in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers.The Sixers announced Thursday that they …

Los Angeles