12:43 PM EDT, Thu October 27, 2016
Kris Willis / Peachtree Hoops 32 mins ago

Video: Dennis Schröder on extension with Hawks

Dennis Schröder meets with reporters following Thursday’s shootaround and discusses his brand new four-year extension with the Atlanta Hawks. Dennis on signing his extension A video posted by KL Chouinard (@klchouinard) on Oct 27, 2016 at 8:33am PDT
Kris Willis / Peachtree Hoops 38 mins ago

Mike Scott injury: Hawks forward won’t play in season opener

A troublesome knee will keep Mike Scott out of Atlanta’s season opener Mike Scott missed Thursday’s practice with a sore knee and will keep him out of tonight’s season opener against the Washington Wizards according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore. Mike Scott is OUT tonight versus Wizards.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) October 27, 2016 Scott was hampered by soreness in his knee throughout the preseason. He appeared in just four preseason games and never really looked comfortable averaging 4.0 points on 27 percent shooting. Scott and...
Denver Stiffs 43 mins ago

Roundtable: the Nuggets roster and upcoming road trip

Stiffs writers discuss the addition of Jarnell Stokes and predict how the Nuggets will fare on the upcoming five game road trip 1. Jarnell Stokes won the 15th roster spot at the end of preseason. Do you think he was the right choice, or should the Denver Nuggets have gone with Nate Wolters or Robbie Hummel? Zach Mikash (@ZachMikash): Over Wolters or Hummel it’s definitely the right choice, the only argument I could see making is whether or not it was the right choice to take Stokes over Axel Toupane or JaKarr Sampson. That argument would be purely talent based and on that front I think...
Liberty Ballers 55 mins ago

The Sixers’ national anthem fiasco is an embarrassment for the franchise and the NBA

Philadelphia’s brain trust needs to reflect long and hard on last night’s failure. The Sixers like to point to their forward-thinking nature as a point of pride; they sing this tune with each new business venture they dip into, from eSports to their partnership with Stub Hub. Last night leads one to question whether they feel the same about how they grapple with issues facing the black community. We’re not breaking any news here -- singer Sevyn Streeter took to Twitter last night to relay a story about how she was all set to sing the anthem in front of a packed house in South...
Sactown Royalty 1 hour ago

Kings vs. Spurs Preview: The day they said would never come

The Sacramento Kings play host to the San Antonio Spurs in the first regular season game at the Golden 1 Center! After a lopsided victory in Phoenix in which Sacramento led by as many as 26 points, the Kings find themselves back in Sacramento for the very first regular season game in their new home, the Golden 1 Center. Sure, it’s on the second night of a back-to-back, and against a Spurs team that put an absolute beat down on the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, but Kings players and fans have always seemed to get up for big games, and this is the definition of a big game. In what might...
Bullets Forever 1 hour ago

The 2016-17 Wizards season will show us whether the John Wall Era will be a success

Many NBA pundits don’t expect the Wizards to be more than just a playoff team in the 2016-17 season. If that’s the case, we also have to ask ourselves when it’s time to move past the John Wall Era. On Tuesday, we released our Wizards predictions on the 2016-17 NBA season. I gave one prediction saying that they will return to the second round of the playoffs after missing the postseason altogether last season. I stand by everything I pointed out in that post. Scott Brooks, unlike Randy Wittman, has shown the willingness to play younger players over the years for the Oklahoma City...
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago

The Credits: "Bang Bang!" - Lakers Links

The Los Angeles Lakers started the season off with a bang! How's that for a fresh new brand of Lakers basketball? Lakers News Lakers Start Season With Shootout Win Over Rockets | Los Angeles Lakers Lakers begin post-Kobe Bryant era with a 120-114 win over Rockets - LA Times Lakers’ Luke Walton begins era with 120-114 victory over Houston Rockets - LA Daily News Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers - Oct 26, 2016 - CBSSports.com Lakers begin post-Kobe Bryant era with a 120-114 win over Rockets - LA Times On post-Kobe opening night, Lakers turn gaze from past to the future - Los Angeles...
Golden State Of Mind 1 hour ago

Draymond Green: Trouble with the T

Draymond Green has his first technical foul of the season and there are still 81 games to be played. Can he reign it in this season? Should he have to? After ESPN published a piece questioning whether Draymond Green was a liability to the Golden State Warriors, I wasn’t particularly concerned. The focus of the piece seemed to be on his chemistry with teammates and coaches, and the Warriors made it clear that they were standing behind him, so it would seem that chemistry was not an issue. Or at least one they felt needed to be addressed publicly. That said, it was noted in the piece that...
Daily Thunder 1 hour ago

Thursday Bolts – 10.27.16

Erik Horne: “Russell Westbrook barked directly back in the face of a raucous Wells Fargo Center crowd. He’d just knifed his way into the lane, absorbed contact and finished while drawing a foul. As Westbrook
Straight Outta Vancouver 2 hours ago

Recapping the Enemy: The View from Minnesota

Check out the hot takes from the Wolves fans. (Editor’s note- The Memphis Grizzlies played a basketball game last night. It started poorly, but ended well...at least in the eyes of Grizzlies fans. There is another side to the story...the view from the enemy. We will continue to break down those comments and tweets throughout the season as part of our post-game coverage.) Pre-game Five bigs is probably a lineup Memphis hasn't scouted. Look at that crafty Thibs. https://t.co/nxfGtLxj1I— Derek James (@DerekJamesNBA) October 26, 2016 Here's a fun fact: The Grizzlies are 1-14 in...
Rufus on Fire 2 hours ago

Locked on Hornets: “Tell him, Roy bye”

The Hornets debut with strong and energetic performances from Roy Hibbert and MKG Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Roy Hibbert lifted the Charlotte Hornets to a big opening night win against the Milwaukee Bucks. We have the full breakdown, including sound from Kemba Walker and Coach Steve Clifford. PLUS! Did Roy Hibbert just cement himself as the starting center? The answer seems simple after last night but looking ahead at the schedule it may not be. The funniest thing we saw all night happened in Philly. Chat with us live on Tuesdays at 6pm, on our Youtube channel and on the At The Hive...
The Dream Shake 2 hours ago

Can Mike D'Antoni re-create the magic from his years in Phoenix with the Rockets?

In today's Rocket Fuel: In what is most likely his last stand as a head coach, can Mike D'Antoni re-create the magic he enjoyed in Phoenix? Plus, James Harden is a pretty creative dude. Well the season is officially here. Similar to last season, the Rockets lost their opening game to an inferior team. But let's not dwindle on the past too much, because there are still 81 games to be played. Make sure you're caught up on the latest Rockets news with today's Rocket Fuel! Houston Rockets Mike D'Antoni's last stand? | ESPN Still searching for the magic he once had in Phoenix, "Godfather of...
TornBySports 2 hours ago

Jedi & Jerms Episode 85: NBA Go Time!

This week on Jedi & Jerms, we breakdown the Utah Jazz loss to the Trailblazers. We discuss the Spurs domination of the Warriors and the Cavaliers victory over the Knicks in what was a light opening night in the NBA. CBS Sports lists their top 100 players, including six Jazz players. Matt Moore of CBS also shares […] The post Jedi & Jerms Episode 85: NBA Go Time! appeared first on TornBySports.
Straight Outta Vancouver 3 hours ago

Three Guards to Track Before the Trade Deadline

The Grizzlies need some wing depth, so who could they find on the trade market to fill those holes? The season is finally upon us, thank the gods and goddesses of basketball heaven! And since the season is here that means only four plus months until the trade deadline, which meeeeeaaaannnns it’s officially not too early to start speculating about potential trades (is it ever too early?) The Memphis Grizzlies have been active in the trade market over the last few seasons, acquiring and also unloading Jeff Green as well as Courtney Lee, picking up Mario Chalmers and Chris “Birdman”...
At The Hive 3 hours ago

Hornets vs Bucks Game Trend: MKG + Roy = <3

The duo of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Roy Hibbert gave the Hornets a formidable pair in the season opener, as well as a beacon of hope for the future. When Al Jefferson was in Charlotte, the team has a powerful offensive weapon, but a major liability on the inside. Steve Clifford, the defensive mastermind that he is, was able to build around that, and the team thrived. Jefferson is now gone, and Roy Hibbert has taken his place. Yes, it is early. Yes, it is one game. But the early results are very, very, VERY promising. Hibbert provided a solid effort on both sides of the ball in his season...
Straight Outta Vancouver 3 hours ago

Report Card: Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies won! Now, let’s hand out grades while everyone is in a good mood! The Grizzlies are 1-0! They’re on pace for a perfect season, and, more importantly, they currently hold a better record than the Warriors. Are the Grizzlies the league’s true Super Team? Only time will tell. In the meantime, I’ve got some grades (and a few vines) from last night’s game. Mike Conley: A The $153 million man played big in his return to the regular season court. In Fizdale’s offense, which featured him off the ball quite a bit, Conley posted a team-high 24 points. He got into some foul...

Locked on Cavaliers Episode 58: Cavs-Knicks deep dive and mailbag

Today’s show starts off with a longer look at Tuesday’s season opener and then answers your questions . Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) is joined by Jared Dubin (@JADubin5) from ‘Locked on Knicks’ and VICE Sports to take a deeper dive into Tuesday’s Cavs-Knicks showdown. For those who were wondering, every episode of ‘Locked on Cavaliers’ is now available on iTunes and on Stitcher. And as always, you can listen or download any episode on the...
Orlando Pinstriped Post 3 hours ago

Defense fails Magic in season opener

The Magic’s defense was off all night, ultimately costing them against the Heat. Being a top defensive team is something the Orlando Magic have yearned for over the past few seasons. Heading into the season with their third different coach in a season and a half, this time with one of the best defensive coaches in the league, the hope was to finally build that elusive top-level defense. Throughout the preseason, the team showed signs of a foundation of a strong defense, with new arrivals Serge Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo anchoring the unit. With Biyombo out on opening night due to a one...
Straight Outta Vancouver 4 hours ago

Twelve Thoughts on Grizz vs. Wolves

A good win for sure, but what can we take away from just one game about these Grizzlies? Senior Features writer Andrew Ford, a former member of Bruce Pearl’s coaching staff at the University of Tennessee, will pass along his thoughts the day after Memphis Grizzlies games throughout the season. Here is the first in that series. 1) Karl-Anthony Towns could be one of the ten best players in the NBA this season, and that’s not a joke. He’s the real deal on both ends. Even Gasol, the Grizzlies best post defender and former Defensive Player of the Year, doesn’t have enough energy or...
Canis Hoopus 4 hours ago

Clyde’s House of Highlights: The Season Opener

I know it was a loss, but these highlights are still boss. Hey there all my howlin’ House of Highlights homeslices! Thank goodness NBA basketball has returned! Unfortunately, our opening night hopes were spurned by the gritty Grizzlies. At first, the Timberwolves dominated, but they ultimately left the FedEx Forum feeling deflated. At least the 9-0 run was a ton of fun! And they continued to run & gun till it was 16 to 1! And Dunn certainly looks fast and athletic enough for the NBA: Karl jitterbugs into the lane, making the Grizzlies look like they are covered in molasses, and...