NBA

Pacific Notes: Podziemski, Green, James, Kuminga, Rivers, Harden

HoopsRumors (Dana Gauruder) — First-round pick Brandin Podziemski has been a revelation for the Warriors, quickly becoming an integral part of the team. The Athletic’s Anthony Slater details how Golden State’s front office became enamored with him and how quickly he earned a spot in the rotation. However, the Warriors guard feels he has a much higher ceiling. “I […]
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Warriors To Promote Lester Quinones To 15-Man Roster

HoopsRumors (Dana Gauruder) — The Warriors plan to convert two-way guard Lester Quinones to a standard NBA contract, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets. Quinones has been with Golden State for the last two seasons. He has appeared in 19 NBA contests this season, averaging 4.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 12.9 minutes per game. He’s played regularly off […]
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Doc Rivers Admits He Questioned Bucks Ownership's Decision to Fire Adrian Griffin

Sports Illustrated: SI: NBA (Karl Rasmussen) — Doc Rivers said he was surprised Milwaukee’s decision to part ways with Adrian Griffin after 43 games.
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Torrey Craig Has Right Knee Sprain, Out Multiple Weeks

HoopsRumors (Dana Gauruder) — Bulls forward Torrey Craig suffered a right knee sprain while working out during the All-Star break, the team’s PR department tweets. Craig will be reevaluated in 2-to-4 weeks. Craig, who started regularly for the Suns last season, has appeared in 33 games (eight starts) this season. The defensive stalwart is averaging 6.1 points, 4.7 rebounds […]
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Eastern Notes: Stewart, Drummond, House, Maxey

HoopsRumors (Dana Gauruder) — Despite his pregame altercation with Suns forward Drew Eubanks prior to the All-Star break, Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart could play against Indiana on Thursday, James Edwards III of The Athletic reports. Stewart punched Eubanks on Wednesday after they exchanged words. Stewart, who didn’t play in that game due to an ankle sprain, was later […]
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Wizards To Sign Justin Champagnie To 10-Day Deal

HoopsRumors (Luke Adams) — The Wizards have agreed to sign forward Justin Champagnie to a 10-day contract, agent Daniel Hazan tells Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Washington has two open spots on its 15-man roster, so no corresponding cut will be necessary to create space for Champagnie. Champagnie, who has appeared in 41 total NBA regular season […]
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Caitlin Clark “You Break It, You Own It” Merchandise Makes Her Highest-Selling NIL Athlete of All-Time

Basketball Insiders (David Evans) — Caitlin Clark, the NCAA women’s basketball all-time scoring champ, has transcended records to become the highest-selling NIL athlete in history. Her latest achievement follows a monumental game against Michigan, with her “You break it, you own it” merchandise soaring in sales. Clark’s unparalleled success on and off the court marks a new era in college […] The...
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Stein’s Latest: Thompson, Magic, Warriors, Caruso, Hawks, More

HoopsRumors (Luke Adams) — While he believes that Klay Thompson will ultimately remain in Golden State and eventually retire as a member of the Warriors, Marc Stein writes at Substack that the Magic have been “increasingly mentioned” as a potential suitor for the veteran sharpshooter, who is eligible to reach unrestricted free agency this summer. Thompson is eligible to […]
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NBA All-Star Game Viewership Up 20% In 2024

Basketball Insiders (James Foglio) — The 2024 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night saw a 20% increase in viewership compared to last year’s event. Although the numbers were nowhere close to Super Bowl LVIII, viewership for the NBA All-Star Game jumped double-digits. It could have been much worse, all things considered. The Eastern Conference won 211-186 over the West in […] The post NBA All-Star Game Viewership Up 20%...
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Lefty Driesell, Hall of Fame College Basketball Coach, Dies at 92

NY Times: NYTimes: Pro Basketball (Richard Goldstein) — He built Maryland into a national powerhouse and became the first coach to win more than 100 games at each of four major college programs.
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CJ McCollum only NBA player this season shooting over 50% on pull-up 2s, 40% on pull-up 3-pointers

Basketball Insiders (James Foglio) — New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum is the only NBA player this season who is shooting over 50% on pull-up 2-point field goals and 40% on pull-up 3-pointers. Thirty-seven players have attempted a minimum of 100 pull-up 2s and 100 pull-up 3s. Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is averaging an NBA-best 14.5 points per game […] The post CJ McCollum only NBA player this season shooting...
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Hoops Rumors Glossary: Bi-Annual Exception

HoopsRumors (Luke Adams) — The mid-level exception is the most common tool used by over-the-cap teams to sign free agents from other teams to contracts worth more than the veteran’s minimum. But that’s not the only exception those clubs have to squeeze an extra player onto the payroll. The bi-annual exception is a way for a team to sign […]
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Draft Notes: Buzelis, Ignite, Risacher, Sarr, Mocks

HoopsRumors (Luke Adams) — Matas Buzelis, who was the No. 1 prospect in the very first 2024 mock draft that ESPN’s Jonathan Givony published a year ago, had slipped to 10th in ESPN’s prospect rankings last month, but has rebounded nicely as of late, Givony writes in an Insider-only story. After missing the first part of the G League […]
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Texas A&M-Commerce, Incarnate Word Players Brawl During Postgame Handshakes

Basketball Insiders (James Foglio) — A wild college basketball handshake brawl broke out following Texas A&M-Commerce’s 76-72 overtime win against Incarnate Word at the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center in San Antonio on Monday. The postgame handshakes quickly went from sportsmanlike banter to a violent confrontation in one of the craziest men’s college basketball brawls to date. While saying “good...
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