6:10 PM EST, Fri December 06, 2013
NBA Rumors & News
The Point Forward | SI.com 1 hour ago
Kobe Bryant will make his long-awaited return from an Achilles injury when the Lakers host the Raptors in Los Angeles on Sunday. The announcement came with a two-minute video on Bryant’s Facebook page that showed his No. 24 jersey going through rain, snow, thunderstorms and lightning with a “Seasons of Legend” opening title. “The legend […]
Arizona Republic 33 mins ago
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will return to the court Sunday against the Toronto Raptors, he announced on his Facebook page Friday afternoon.Out since tearing his left Achilles tendon April 12, the 2007-08 NBA MVP and 15-time NBA All-Star posted a video leading into finally announcing a return...
Lakers Blog | Orange County Register 2 hours ago
SACRAMENTO – Steve Nash on Friday bore the visible strain of a man run through the emotional wringer of injury and age. While Kobe Bryant is surrounded by optimism, officially listed as day-to-day, life for Nash is a day-to-day struggle. “It’s...
Lakers Nation 1 hour ago
This afternoon, Kobe Bryant announced his return to action on the court. He's chosen to be back on December 8, 2013, when the Lakers play the Toronto Raptors at the Staples Center. ----------------------------------------- Join the Largest Lakers Fan Sit
The Dream Shake 4 hours ago
Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting that the Rockets have a very specific timeline for an Omer Asik trade. Ever since that fateful day in July when Dwight Howard announced his intent to join the Houston Rockets, one player's future has hung in the balance: Omer Asik. The center, reportedly unhappy with an impending relegation to the bench, asked for a trade. To this day, there have been rumors of a deal, but Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting today that the Rockets are intensifying efforts to trade Asik in order to move him by December 19th. Those efforts, indicate that the Rockets may not be...
The Dream Shake 4 hours ago
The Rockets are in talks to move their disgruntled center. Where will Omer Asik end up? At some point in the next year, Omer Asik is going to be traded. Everybody in the league knows that this is true, but the question of when that trade will go down has yet to be answered. As December 15th, the beginning...
The Point Forward | SI.com 50 mins ago
Houston’s interest in trading reserve center Omer Asik has been the worst-kept secret in the NBA this season, but that intent seems to be quickly coming to a head. The Rockets have reportedly set an informal deadline for the deal’s completion, with two relevant dates looming large in Asik-related negotiations according to Marc Stein of […]
Canis Hoopus 2 hours ago
According to assistant coach Terry Porter, Kevin Love will not play on Saturday against the Heat due to the death of his grandmother. Kevin Love is probably out for tomorrow's matchup with the Miami Heat, according to assistant coach Terry Porter. Porter was running practice in the absence of Rick (and David) Adelman, as the younger Adelman's wife was in labor. No official word on if K-Love will be available tomorrow, but asst coach Terry Porter said didnt expect him to be back in time for game.— Mark Remme (@MarkRemme) December 6, 2013 Porter does expect Rick Adelman to coach the team,...
Rotoworld 4 hours ago
Kevin Love (personal) will not play against the Heat on Saturday.
Straight Outta Vancouver 7 hours ago
ZBo has broken the bank a couple of times since arriving in the NBA. Turns out 'ole Zach isn't too bad at saving a lot of that in the bank. CelebrityNetWorth.com, a website dedicated to publishing exactly what it advertises, has Memphis' very own Zach Randolph listed as having a net worth of $65 million. Not bad for a 32-year-old that was once pegged as a cancerous thug who was more trouble than he was worth (which would be an enormous amount of trouble considering his net worth.) Let's backtrack a few steps back to when Randolph made statements earlier this season about how "he would be...
Beyond The Arc | Memphis Flyer 7 hours ago
The Grizzlies went into tonight gaining Zach Randolph back from missing two games with an ingrown toenail, but they lost Tony Allen, who missed tonight's game with a contusion to his hip suffered during Tuesday night's rout of the Phoenix Suns. Without Allen and without Marc Gasol, the Grizzlies...
Green Street | WEEI 8 hours ago
In an interview with USA Today’s Jason Jordan, Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy boys basketball coach Steve Smith, whose teams featured Rajon Rondo and Carmelo Anthony at the prep level, claimed the Knicks superstar is lobbying the Celtics point guard to join him in New York. JJ: Are you confident that he’ll be [...]
Oklahoman 4 hours ago
Anthony Slater[img]2287173[/img] Thunder star point guard Russell Westbrook missed shootaround on Friday because of illness and is a game-time decision for tonight’s game in New Orleans, according to coach Scott Brooks. “Under the weather and we’ll see how he feels tonight,” Brooks said.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Point Forward | SI.com 3 hours ago
The NBA announced Friday that Nuggets guard Nate Robinson has been fined $25,000 for publicly criticizing the officials following Denver’s 97-95 victory over New York last Friday. Robinson was unhappy that he received a technical foul midway through the fourth quarter against the Knicks, marking his second technical foul in two games. The nine-year veteran […]
Indy Cornrows 3 hours ago
Danny Granger ramped up the activity in his strained calf recovery by getting some run during the scrimmage portion of the Pacers practice on Friday. The Pacers injured forward Danny Granger joined the team for practice on Friday as they prepare to take on the San Antonio Spurs tomorrow night. The Pacers have indicated Granger is not close to returning, but as Jeremiah Johnson reported from the scene, Granger did run with his team during the scrimmage portion of practice. Danny Granger participates in a portion of pacers scrimmage time today, still "no timeline" from Coach Vogel. Won't...
The Point Forward | SI.com 5 hours ago
A game as rich and diverse as basketball has records for every occasion — benchmarks of volume, efficiency, consistency, and misery. They’re split to measure streaks and debuts, situational factors and positional qualifiers. There is very much a stat for every occasion, and on this particular one Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver will have a chance […]
New York Post 14 hours ago
A large portion of the pro-Knicks crowd at Barclays Center stood up and cheered as Andrea Bargnani walked off the court with 8:23 left after his first NBA ejection for...
Nets Blog | ESPN New York 10 hours ago
In theory, it all made sense. The Brooklyn Nets were trying to infiltrate the New York market, where anyone who’s anyone likes the New York Knicks. They figured, with a billionaire owner and a $1 billion arena, they could make several splashes, acquire star talent and compete immediately. Maybe they wouldn’t win a championship. Maybe they would. Either way, they were going to be in the conversation. They were trying to build a fan base and generate revenue.
Dallas Mavericks Blog | Dallas Morning News 29 mins ago
Brandan Wright practiced Friday for the first time in nearly two months, then joined his Dallas Mavericks teammates on the three-game West Coast trip. Wright, a left-hander, suffered a small, nondisplaced fracture in his left shoulder on Oct. 8. He …
Sactown Royalty 1 hour ago
The 3rd year Senegalese center will be taking his sneakily funny skills to Reno. The Sacramento Kings today announced that they have assigned center Hamady N'Diaye to their D-League Affiliate, the Reno Bighorns. N'Diaye has played 9 games with Sacramento, averaging 5.8 minutes a contest and 1.4 rebounds a game. This is N'Diaye's fourth stint in the D-League, having previously played for the Dakota Wizards, Maine Red Claws, and Iowa Energy. N'Diaye was the only free agent with an unguaranteed contract to make the cut out of Sacramento's training camps, as Coach Michael Malone felt he...
Rotoworld 1 hour ago
Coach Brett Brown said he will try to identify if Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Wroten can play alongside each other.
SLC Dunk 9 hours ago
Last night I got a chance to talk with Phil Naessens (@FlashTennis31) about the resurgent Utah Jazz, the team that has won 3 of their last 5 games and looks to get better as the weeks go on. We talked about why the team is playing better, and effectively, it comes back to point guard Trey Burke. While Jamaal Tinsley, John Lucas III, and d-league call up Diante Garrett all have game, only Burke has NBA game at this stage. We also talk about a disappointing season so far for Alec Burks, how good Gordon Hayward is, and what can we expect from the bigman combo of Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter....
Full-Court Press | Fort-Worth Star Telegram 25 mins ago
DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle credits his old buddy, Terry Stotts, for turning the Portland Trail Blazers into one of the NBA's best teams this season. Stotts was an assistant under Carlisle from 2008 until he became the...
Wizards Insider | Washington Post 31 mins ago
It appears Christmas will come a bit early for the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe Bryant will make his season debut Sunday against the Toronto Raptors after tearing his Achilles’ nearly eight months ago. In his absence, the Lakers went 9-9 through their first 18 games and found most of their most production off the bench. […]
Deseret Morning News 33 mins ago
Banners for John Stockton, Karl Malone, Adrian Dantley, Frank Layden, Jeff Hornacek, Darrell Griffith, Mark Eaton, Larry H....
Spurs Nation | San Antonio Express-News 34 mins ago
SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs returned to the practice floor at last Friday, two days after an ill-fated trip to Mexico City that couldn’t have ended worse had the entire team contracted a case of Montezuma’s revenge. After having Wednesday’s game against Minnesota postponed due to a smoke-inducing generator problem at Mexico City Arena, the [...]
CSN Washington 35 mins ago
Otto Porter was a game-time decision, but an update from coach Randy Wittman indicates that he should be available when Washington takes on Milwaukee on Friday. (7 p.m., CSN)
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Bucks @ Wizards 7:00 pm ETWiz Insider: Caron Butler on John Wall: ‘I love the excitement that he’s bringing back to the District’
76ers @ Bobcats 7:00 pm ETInjury sidelines Sixers' star rookie
Magic @ Knicks 7:30 pm ETMagic at Knicks: Struggling teams meet in New York
Nuggets @ Celtics 7:30 pm ETNuggets coach Brian Shaw complimentary of Celtics coach Brad Stevens
Cavaliers @ Hawks 7:30 pm ETCleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks: We're going streaking, everybody's doing it
Warriors @ Rockets 8:00 pm ETGolden State Warriors can hit back with healthy Andrew Bogut
Thunder @ Pelicans 8:00 pm ET2013-2014 Game 18 Preview: Thunder Face Rattled Pelicans
Raptors @ Suns 9:00 pm ETRaptors vs. Suns preview: The difficulty of caring
Lakers @ Kings 10:00 pm ETLakers visit Sacramento on Friday to play the Kings
Jazz @ Trail Blazers 10:00 pm ETTrey Burke vs. Damian Lillard: Jazz/Trail Blazers Rematch