Sources: Kings Mulling Changes, May Engage Hinkie

Basketball Insiders (Basketball Insiders) — League sources tell Zach Lowe and Marc Stein of ESPN that the Kings have received permission to speak to former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie. League sources say Kings have interest in bringing Hinkie into their front office. Neither exact role nor Hinkie’s interest level yet known — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) March 27, 2017 Per sources to […]
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Steven Adams, Enes Kanter with another Russell Westbrook for MVP video ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — If Westbrook doesn't win MVP, don't blame Steven Adams and Enes Kanter.
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Sixers’ Ben Simmons throws down impressive dunk in pregame workout (VIDEO) ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — What does that mean? Nothing. Other than next season in Philadelphia could be a lot of fun.
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NBA PM: Bucks Find Their Stride, Pelicans Haven’t

Basketball Insiders (Moke Hamilton) — With Kris Middleton back in the lineup, the Bucks are looking good lately. The Pelicans, though? Not so much.
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Serge Ibaka says he asked Magic to play more small ball with him at center ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Orlando didn't, and its season, relationship with Ibaka fell apart
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Warriors hook up 6-year-old victim of ticket fraud with VIP treatment Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — Warriors star Stephen Curry meets 6-year-old fan Isaiah Simpson before Sunday’s game against the Grizzlies. (Photo via @warriors) After a ticketing mishap cost one Georgia family a chance to catch the Stephen Curry Show when it came to town earlier this month, the Golden State Warriors did a very cool thing to ensure that a 6-year-old fan got the chance to watch his favorite player, up...
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Mark Cuban: 'Hiring a coach is the hardest job in professional sports' Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — Rick Carlisle lets Mark Cuban stay in the game. (Getty Images) In his 16-year NBA career, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has hired two coaches: Avery Johnson, and Rick Carlisle. [ Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Baseball: Get in the game and join a league today ] Cuban isn’t alone among 30 NBA team owners in hoping that he’ll never have to hire a new head coach again, but for more...
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Kobe Bryant invited us into a strange world with his talking snake puppet Ball Don't Lie (Ben Rohrbach) — Don’t worry, Kobe Bryant’s “Musecage” was definitely not a “worthless failure.” (ESPN screenshot) Kobe Bryant is arguably one of the 10 greatest basketball players ever to grace the planet. That much is well-established. After watching the latest video segment he created for his six-part “Canvas” series on ESPN, I’m not quite ready to declare him one of the 10 greatest filmmakers ever to...
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Hey, Ben Simmons' broken foot looks pretty good Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — Ben Simmons thinks about future sweet dunks, in actual live game action, and smiles. (Getty Images) Ben Simmons isn’t going to play for the Philadelphia 76ers this season. The team officially shut him down last month , citing continued complications as the 2016 NBA draft’s No. 1 overall pick rehabilitates and recovers following surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot. [...
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NBA Power Rankings Week 23: Can Spurs, Rockets knock Warriors out of top spot this week? ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — There’s only a few weeks left n the NBA season, and if someone is going to knock Golden State out of the top spot it’s going to happen this week — the Warriors play the Spurs once and the Rockets twice. As for now, Golden State remains the team on top, while both Boston and […]
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Report: Jim Buss out as Lakers trustee, as Jeanie Buss consolidates power Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — Jeanie Buss and Jim Buss, circa August 2012. (Getty Images) Less than one month after two of her brothers reportedly attempted to make a move to wrest away control of the Los Angeles Lakers from her, Jeanie Buss appears to have swiftly and completely ensured she will remain in charge of one of American professional sports’ marquee franchises. And former Lakers vice president of...
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Report: Jim Buss resigns as Lakers trustee ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Janie joins Jeanie and Johnny as trustees
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Monday's Game to Watch: Cleveland at San Antonio Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — David Lee and Kyrie Irving. (Getty Images) The 2016-17 NBA regular season, thankfully, is nearing an end. Though the tops and bottoms of the standings have all been straightened out since January or so, little has been made certain yet beyond Golden State’s move to ensure home-court advantage through the Finals. Even with just a short run left, there is still plenty to figure out as the NBA...
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