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How LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers Fell in Love with the NBA's Old Dudes

The day before the Cleveland Cavaliers traded for ace shooter Kyle Korver, general manager David Griffin reminded an inquiring reporter about how the defending champs approach team-building. It could have foreshadowed the following day's...Show More Summary

Midseason Grades for Each Golden State Warriors Player

The Golden State Warriors are approaching the halfway point of the 2016-17 NBA season with a historic offense and ruthless efficiency. The height of their superpowers has yet to be realized and still they're clobbering opponents like prime Mike Tyson. Show More Summary

Midseason Player Grades for Each Los Angeles Lakers Player

The Los Angeles Lakers are a study in contrasts as they reach the halfway mark of the 2016-17 season. They can be fun to watch as they romp up and down the court, but they can throw that enjoyment right out the window by inexplicably caving from one quarter to the next. Show More Summary

NBA Player Power Rankings: B/R's Top 30 Point Guards at the Halfway Point

The point guards of today's NBA are no longer tasked solely with making their teammates' lives easier. Those "pure" floor generals still exist, but the league's best at the position also do everything else. They're capable of driving...Show More Summary

Anthony Bennett Waived by Nets: Latest Comments and Reaction

The Brooklyn Nets waived forward Anthony Bennett on Monday, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Marc Stein of ESPN cited league sources who confirmed the move and said the Nets will sign Quincy Acy in place of the former No. 1 overall pick. More to follow. Read more NBA news on

LeBron James, Michael Phelps Meet Following Cavaliers vs. Suns

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has few equals in the sports hierarchy, but he met up with one Sunday following his team's 120-116 victory over the Phoenix Suns. According to Dave McMenamin of, 28-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps greeted James outside Cleveland's locker room following the game. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz on Paul Millsap, Tyson Chandler and More

The NBA trade deadline is about a month-and-a-half away. But the rumor mill is already buzzing with plenty of information about who could be on the move and where they might be going. The Cleveland Cavaliers' acquisition of Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks last Saturday may have kick-started the league's trade season. Show More Summary

James Harden vs. Raptors: Stats, Highlights and Reaction

James Harden continued his incredible season with another triple-double Sunday, leading the 30-9 Houston Rockets to a 129-122 win over the Toronto Raptors. Although his 10 turnovers might make some headlines, the rest of the guard'sShow More Summary

Best Potential 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline Targets for Oklahoma City Thunder

At 22-16, the Oklahoma City Thunder are seventh in the Western Conference and six games in the clear for the playoffs. With a real chance to compete for first-round home-court advantage, it's only reasonable to explore the trade market. The...Show More Summary

Ranking Top 5 NBA Stars at Every Position: Early 2017 Edition

The NBA crashed into the new year with its superstar collection bursting at the seams. The old basketball guard has yet to vacate its posts, with 30-somethings like LeBron James and Chris Paul still bringing nightly dominance inside the lines. Show More Summary

Isaiah Austin Signs with Adriatic League Team FMP: Contract Details, Reaction

Former Baylor standout Isaiah Austin has signed a deal with Serbian team FMP of the Adriatic League, international basketball reporter David Pick reported Saturday. The figures of his contract have not been disclosed yet. The 7'1" big...Show More Summary

Tyson Chandler Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Suns Center

Tyson Chandler hasn't quite meshed with the Phoenix Suns since he arrived prior to the 2015-16 season, and at least one team is reportedly monitoring the center's status in advance of the Feb. 23 trade deadline. Continue for updates. Portland Keeping an Eye on Chandler Saturday, Jan. Show More Summary

Best Potential 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline Targets for NY Knicks

Only a mere five games separate the 10th place New York Knicks from the 3rd place Boston Celtics in the slippery Eastern Conference as of January 7. Yet, if the Knicks want to sink their claws into a playoff berth, they may need to trade...Show More Summary

Pistons vs. Trail Blazers Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

The NBA announced Saturday night's game between the Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center has been postponed because of "potential severe weather conditions" in Oregon, per Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders. The teams will play Sunday at 9 p.m. ET instead. More to follow. Read more NBA news on

DeMarcus Cousins Contract: Latest News, Rumors on Negotiations with Kings

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is the constant subject of trade rumors and speculation, but a Saturday report suggested a deal to remain in Sacramento over the long haul is a possibility. Continue for updates. Report: Kings Considering Huge Contract Offer Saturday, Jan. Show More Summary

Brook Lopez Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Nets C

Brook Lopez has seemingly been on the trade block since signing his latest contract in 2015, though at least now it appears the Brooklyn Nets have set a price for teams to bid on the veteran center. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Nets are seeking two first-round draft picks for Lopez. More to follow. Read more NBA news on

Draymond Green Comments on Warriors Offense After Loss to Grizzlies

Following the Golden State Warriors' 128-119 overtime loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night at Oracle Arena, Dubs forward Draymond Green was critical of the team's performance late in the game. According to's Chris Haynes,...Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony Injury: Knicks Star Reveals He's Playing with Injured Shoulder

New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony revealed after the team's victory over Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night that he's been playing through a shoulder injury for nearly a month. Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News passed along...Show More Summary

Chris Paul Passes Rod Strickland for 10th on the NBA's All-Time Assist List

Fact: Chris Paul had 12 assists in the Clippers' 106-98 win over the Kings on Friday night, passing Rod Strickland (7,987) for 10th on the NBA's all-time assist list. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Facts of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: B/R Insights Read more NBA news on

Friday NBA Roundup: Warriors' Struggles vs. Elites Are Impossible to Ignore

It’s not everyday that a two-time NBA MVP gets overshadowed, let alone one who’s opened as many as to what can happen on a basketball court as Stephen Curry has. That’s not such a surprise, though, when Russell Westbrook and James Harden...Show More Summary

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