8:47 AM EDT, Thu April 27, 2017
Hoops Hype 2 mins ago
Trending stories: ESPN, David Stern, Russell Westbrook and more

Trending stories: ESPN, David Stern, Russell Westbrook and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Finger: For Spurs, new approach yields familiar results – via expressnews.com April 26 02:49 AM Not the Spurs beating the Grizzlies, which they did to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series Tuesday, but like this? Weren’t these the teams that were supposed to beat each other into a bloody pulp for a week and a half, and maybe every now and then allow each other to throw the ball through the rim? After spending the first four games of the series lofting up more than a...
Neal Coolong / Hoops Hype 32 mins ago
3 stars from Wednesday night's playoff action

3 stars from Wednesday night's playoff action

The Celtics took their third straight win over the Bulls, grabbing a 3-2 series advantage in the process. Washington, conversely, busted out of a two-game slide with the Hawks, taking their own 3-2 series lead with a big win in D.C. Here are the three brightest stars from Wednesday night’s games. Al Horford, Celtics (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via ) Horford had 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting, nine assists and seven rebounds in Boston’s scrappy 108-97 win. He was at his best late in the game, scoring nine points in the game’s final six minutes. He also grabbed two rebounds and dished an...
Hoops Hype 47 mins ago
NBA A to Z: David Stern not a fan of resting players

NBA A to Z: David Stern not a fan of resting players

On this week’s NBA A to Z podcast, insiders Sam Amick and Jeff Zilgitt talk playoffs with former NBA Commissioner David Stern. He weighs in on the early postseason action, discusses why he doesn’t miss the league office after spending more than three decades there, and even admonishes one particular team for resting its players late in the season. Then Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt break down what’s going on in the NBA playoffs as the first round starts to wrap up.
Neal Coolong / Hoops Hype 1 hour ago
Bulls' Fred Hoiberg walks out of presser following question about Isaiah Thomas

Bulls' Fred Hoiberg walks out of presser following question about Isaiah Thomas

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg made his feelings known about Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas’s dribbling style following a Game 4 loss. Hoiberg tactfully expressed some frustration over what he perceives to be Thomas carrying frequently. “Isaiah Thomas is a hell of a player,” Hoiberg said following Game 4. “An unbelievable competitor. He’s a warrior [with] everything he’s going through right now. He had a hell of a game tonight. But when you’re allowed to discontinue your dribble on every possession, he is impossible to guard. He is impossible to guard when you’re able to put your...
Neal Coolong / Hoops Hype 1 hour ago
John Wall wears a cape to post-victory press conference - Wall might not have been the hero of the game but he played well enough to rock the look

John Wall wears a cape to post-victory press conference - Wall might not have been the hero of the game but he played well enough to rock the look

Wall might not have been the hero of the game but he played well enough to rock the look Wizards John Wall takes the podium in a cape pic.twitter.com/a8uJSxvMeg — Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 27, 2017 It was a big win for the Washington Wizards, to be sure. And John Wall was an instrumental part in Washington’s 103-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks, giving the Wizards a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series. That might partially explain the cape Wall wore in his postgame press conference appearance. It appears the quasi-camouflage cape is part of the shirt he’s wearing and...
Neal Coolong / Hoops Hype 2 hours ago
Texans' J.J. Watt offers to chip in on Les Alexander's fine

Texans' J.J. Watt offers to chip in on Les Alexander's fine

Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt isn’t thinking only of himself this offseason. When Rockets’ owner Les Alexander got slapped with a $100,000 fine for “confronting a referee during live action,” Watt was quick to offer up his financial assistance. In response to Hoops Hype’s Alex Kennedy’s tweet regarding the issuance of the fine, Watt showed some love for the hometown team. NBA fines Rockets owner Les Alexander $100,000. pic.twitter.com/hXeYtyuwF5 — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) April 26, 2017 Les, I know you got it, but if you need us to chip in, we got you fam....

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WATCH: Fred Hoiberg wants no part of this press conference question

Hoiberg was asked about Isaiah Thomas possibly carrying the ball during Game 5
Hoops Hype 10 hours ago
Isaiah Thomas changed his headband and shoes after a poor first half

Isaiah Thomas changed his headband and shoes after a poor first half

Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas did not have an impressive first half against the Chicago Bulls, so he made a huge halftime adjustment. Isaiah Thomas switched both his headband and shoes at halftime. The other shoes/headband clearly did not have enough buckets. — Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) April 27, 2017 If you didn’t seem to catch it, ESPN’s Chris Forsberg noted that Thomas changed his headband and his shoes at halftime. Thomas was 1-for-5 with just 7 points and his first bucket didn’t’ come until there was less than one minute left in the second quarter. During the first...
Hoops Hype 10 hours ago
John Wall wore a camouflage cape after the Wizards playoffs victory

John Wall wore a camouflage cape after the Wizards playoffs victory

Where did John Wall get the Bathing Ape cape?
Hoops Hype 12 hours ago
NBA Free Agency 2017: Centers

NBA Free Agency 2017: Centers

POINT GUARDS / SHOOTING GUARDS / SMALL FORWARDS / POWER FORWARDS / CENTERS 1. Greg Monroe Player Option / Center / 6-11 / Team: Milwaukee 11.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg Great low-post game and nice touch around the rim. Has not been a hit with the Bucks. Agent: David Falk 2016/17 Earnings: $17,145,838 Career Earnings: $52,090,028 2. Nerlens Noel Restricted / Center / 6-11 / Team: Dallas 8.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg Defense-oriented big man with a lot of upside and some red flags. Agent: Happy Walters 2016/17 Earnings: $4,384,490 Career Earnings: $14,329,730 3....
Hoops Hype 12 hours ago
NBA Free Agency 2017: Power Forwards

NBA Free Agency 2017: Power Forwards

POINT GUARDS / SHOOTING GUARDS / SMALL FORWARDS / POWER FORWARDS / CENTERS 1. Blake Griffin Player Option / Power Forward / 6-10 / Team: LA Clippers 21.6 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 4.9 apg Look for him to opt out and get a humongous deal. With the Clippers’ championship window closing, will he look for greener pastures? Agent: Sam Goldfeder 2016/17 Earnings: $20,093,064 Career Earnings: $96,463,407 2. Paul Millsap Player Option / Power Forward / 6-8 / Team: Atlanta 18.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 3.7 apg Overachieves year after year. May not have superstar talent, but makes a...
Hoops Hype 12 hours ago
NBA Free Agency 2017: Small Forwards

NBA Free Agency 2017: Small Forwards

POINT GUARDS / SHOOTING GUARDS / SMALL FORWARDS / POWER FORWARDS / CENTERS 1. Kevin Durant Player Option / Small Forward / 6-9 / Team: Golden State 25.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 4.9 apg One of the most gifted offensive players in NBA history. Will be looking to re-up with Golden State in July 2017 – perhaps after winning his first championship ring. Agent: Rich Kleiman 2016/17 Earnings: $26,540,100 Career Earnings: $135,209,018 2. Gordon Hayward Player Option / Small Forward / 6-8 / Team: Utah 21.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.5 apg The versatile forward will become a free...
Hoops Hype 12 hours ago
NBA Free Agency 2017: Shooting Guards

NBA Free Agency 2017: Shooting Guards

POINT GUARDS / SHOOTING GUARDS / SMALL FORWARDS / POWER FORWARDS / CENTERS 1. Dwyane Wade Player Option / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Chicago 18.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.8 apg Wade has started to show his age. Has not been a great fit in Chicago. Can pick his team again this summer if he opts out. Agent: Henry Thomas 2016/17 Earnings: $23,200,000 Career Earnings: $179,521,666 2. JJ Redick Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: LA Clippers 15.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg Excellent shooter, decent defender and great locker room guy. Regressed a bit this...

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