Report: J.R. Smith’s 2015-16 salary becomes fully guaranteed Monday ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Cavaliers craft unusual contract to give Smith a partial guarantee next season
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Source: Free agent Landry Fields has surgery for hip injury Adrian Wojnarowski (Adrian Wojnarowski) — The guard underwent surgery for a hip labral tear and will miss five months of the season.
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The Clippers are planning to add a mascot, so here are some suggestions Ball Don't Lie (Eric Freeman) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has made no secret of his plans to change the identity of the most consistently shameful and mismanaged organization in NBA history. Not engaging in overt racism means that he has already been an improvement over Donald Sterling, although early returns on the franchise's new uniforms and logos have not been positive. Despite that early mix of...
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Dunk History: LeBron James rises up and Damon Jones gets ‘banged on’ Ball Don't Lie (Paul Palladino) — As the summer wears on, with training camps and preseason play still off in (what feels like) the distant future, we turn our attention to the past. Join us as we while away a few late-summer moments recalling some of the most scintillating slams of yesteryear, the most thunderous throwdowns ever to sear themselves into our memories. This is Dunk History . Today, Paul Palladino ...
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Atlanta Hawks: Need to Know

Sheridan Hoops (Peter Newmann) — The Atlanta Hawks had a phenomenal 2015-16 season. The team won 60 games, most in the franchise’s history. That was a 22-win increase from the previous season. Here we take a look at some of the numbers, on offense, defense and rebounding, that helped Atlanta become one of the elite teams in the NBA. OFFENSE: […]
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Grizzlies first-rounder Jarell Martin fractures foot ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Memphis mum on when rookie will return
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Deron Williams excited for fresh start in Dallas ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Will he and Rick Carlisle get along?
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Doc Rivers says Paul Pierce chose Clippers over Celtics this summer ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — He will be remembered as a Celtic, but Los Angeles is his hometown.
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NBA Daily Links: 9.3.15

Sheridan Hoops (Peter Newmann) — PHILOSOPHICAL QUOTE OF THE DAY: “When you love people and have the desire to make a profound, positive impact upon the world, then you will have accomplished the meaning to live.” -Sasha Azevedo ================================  NBA: Fixing pickup basketball with analytics   Michele Roberts...
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Elevate Your Street Style WITH Adidas Originals

Sheridan Hoops (Guest Contributors) — Gym rats have been waiting for this moment for decades. It’s finally acceptable to wear gym and athletic gear outside and still look fashionable doing it. With that in mind, Adidas’ original sportswear collection is capitalizing on this fashion trend. Pharrell Williams and Kanye West have been seen wearing Adidas Originals out on the street, […]
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