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LaVar Ball Predicts Lakers Will Win 50-Plus Games in 2017-18

Are the Lakers really 24 wins better than last year? The post LaVar Ball Predicts Lakers Will Win 50-Plus Games in 2017-18 appeared first on SLAMonline.

SLAM Top 50: Hassan Whiteside, No. 37

With Whiteside at center, the Heat is likely heading back to the playoffs in '17-18. The post SLAM Top 50: Hassan Whiteside, No. 37 appeared first on SLAMonline.

Cleveland Cavs Free Annual Wine & Gold Scrimmage is October 2, 2017

It’s Wine vs. Gold when the Cleveland Cavaliers take the court for their annual intra-squad scrimmage, a fun-filled family event to give fans a first live look at the 2016-17 NBA Eastern Conference Champions as they prepare for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The 2017 Wine & Gold Scrimmage will take place on Monday, October 2nd [...]

Jazz announce two assistant general managers, new director of basketball operations

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has named David Morway and Justin Zanik as assistant general managers. In addition, the organization has promoted Steven Schwartz to director of basketball operations. Morway, who spent the 2016-17 campaign as a basketball operations consultant with the Jazz, previously served as the assistant general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks. [...]

Aggravated assault trial begins for Marcus, Markieff Morris in Phoenix

The Morris twins are among five men charged in a physical altercation in January 2015.        

Magic Johnson Says ‘A Lot of Teams’ Calling for Brandon Ingram, Larry Nance Jr

Johnson made it clear that they're off limits. The post Magic Johnson Says ‘A Lot of Teams’ Calling for Brandon Ingram, Larry Nance Jr appeared first on SLAMonline.

SLAM Top 50: Paul Millsap, No. 38

Perennially underrated Paul Millsap is joining a high-powered Nuggets offense. The post SLAM Top 50: Paul Millsap, No. 38 appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kobe Bryant Calls Jersey Retirement a Dream Come True

Kobe is the 10th Laker to get the honor. The post Kobe Bryant Calls Jersey Retirement a Dream Come True appeared first on SLAMonline.

Draymond Green Respects Kyrie Irving for Demanding Trade

Draymond respects Kyrie's courage. The post Draymond Green Respects Kyrie Irving for Demanding Trade appeared first on SLAMonline.

Carmelo Anthony Feels Disrespected By ESPN Ranking

Melo took offense. The post Carmelo Anthony Feels Disrespected By ESPN Ranking appeared first on SLAMonline.

DeMar DeRozan Blasts SI’s No. 36 Player Ranking

DeRozan was not impressed. The post DeMar DeRozan Blasts SI’s No. 36 Player Ranking appeared first on SLAMonline.

Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina got goosebumps at MSG

New York Knicks first-round pick Frank Ntilikina is in awe of the historic arena he will now call home.        

Keeping Score: Stephon Marbury, 40, Seeks N.B.A. Comeback

Marbury, always a polarizing figure, has been out of the league since 2009, but is hoping to turn back the clock and return to the N.B.A.

Phoenix trial begins for NBA players accused of assault

A trial will start Wednesday for NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris, who allegedly assaulted a man outside a Phoenix recreation center two years ago        

Nets sign Tyler Zeller

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent center Tyler Zeller to a multi-year contract. Zeller has appeared in 340 career games (131 starts) in five NBA seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2012-14) and Boston Celtics (2014-17), recording averages of 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds in 17.8 minutes per game. The Washington, Ind., native averaged a career-high [...]

Pistons sign Dwight Buycks to two-way contract

The Detroit Pistons have signed guard Dwight Buycks to a two-way contract. Buycks, 6-3, 190, averaged 25-plus points in each of the last two seasons with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association. In 20 career NBA games with the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers, Buycks has averaged 4.8 [...]

Pistons need Reggie Jackson healthy and productive

For the Pistons to be decent, or even good, they need serious production from guard Reggie Jackson. Here’s the Detroit Free Press with the latest on that front: The technical term for Jackson’s condition is tendinosis, which basically is chronic tendinitis. He recently completed a 16-week protocol featuring leg strengthening exercises. Show More Summary

Grizzlies sign Vince Hunter

Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the team has signed forward Vince Hunter. Hunter (6-8, 208) appeared in 26 games (16 starts) for Avtodor Saratov of Russia’s VTB United League during the 2016-17 season and averaged 14.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.35 steals and 1.31 blocks in 26.0 minutes per game. Hunter competed in [...]

Spurs sign Darrun Hilliard to two-way contract

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed guard Darrun Hilliard to a two-way contract. Hilliard, 6-6/220, has played the last two seasons with the Detroit Pistons, averaging 3.6 points and 1.0 rebounds in 9.9 minutes in 77 career appearances. Hilliard also appeared in seven games with Detroit’s G League affiliate, the Grand Rapids [...]

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