10:08 PM EDT, Fri September 22, 2017
6 hours ago
Converse will sell Chuck Taylor shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

Converse will sell Chuck Taylor shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

The Converse NBA collection, which uses authentic jerseys on Chuck Taylor shoes, will officially be available to purchase on September 29. Basketball Hall of Fame player Julius Erving spoke about why this is such a significant collaboration (via Nike.com): “I know in my first look at basketball on TV, I saw my favorite players wearing Chuck Taylors. That was the shoe to get. When you see people who you admire, people who you idolize, you look at them from head to toe…what they have on their feet is big.” There will be three versions of the collection, including Gameday, Legend and...
7 hours ago
Tracking weight changes among NBA players during the 2017 offseason

Tracking weight changes among NBA players during the 2017 offseason

As we head into the 2017-18 NBA season, we will learn that many players used their time off from basketball to focus on transforming their body. Earlier this offseason, we wrote about the new look from DeMarcus Cousins that we saw when he played in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders game in Africa. Others who have had notable progress include Julius Randle, who is now down to just six percent body fat and 240 pounds. Here’s a look at other players around the league who have made notable lifestyle changes, whether they have added muscle and size or shed a few...
8 hours ago
NBA stars: Their highest position in the MVP vote

NBA stars: Their highest position in the MVP vote

Players who won the MVP award are not listed.
11 hours ago
Season preview: Indiana Pacers

Season preview: Indiana Pacers

STAYING: Al Jefferson, Glenn Robinson III, Lance Stephenson, Myles Turner, Joseph Young and Thaddeus Young. ADDED: Ike Anigbogu (UCLA), Bojan Bogdanovic (Washington), Darren Collison (Sacramento), DeQuan Jones (Lille), Cory Joseph (Toronto), TJ Leaf (UCLA), Trey McKinney-Jones (Fort Wayne Mad Ants), Ben Moore (Southern Methodist), Victor Oladipo (Oklahoma City), Alex Poythress (Philadelphia), Domantas Sabonis (Oklahoma City), Edmond Sumner (Xavier) and Damien Wilkins (Brujos de Guayama). GONE: Lavoy Allen, Aaron Brooks (Minnesota), Rakeem Christmas (Galatasaray), Monta Ellis, Paul George...
13 hours ago
Trending stories: Lottery reform, power rankings, Greek Freak and more

Trending stories: Lottery reform, power rankings, Greek Freak and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Lottery reform rooted in fans disliking tanking – via espn.com September 21 09:57 AM NBA draft lottery reform will be voted on Sept. 28, and includes an effort to curb tanking that is tied to fans’ disinterest in watching the tanking. Shares Future Power Rankings: NBA teams, from 1 to 30 – via espn.com September 21 08:27 AM How will your team perform the next three seasons? Kevin Pelton and Bobby Marks forecast the future for every NBA...
Sep 21, 2017
Mo Evans on his NBA career, experience as NBPA VP and what went on during the 2011 lockout

Mo Evans on his NBA career, experience as NBPA VP and what went on during the 2011 lockout

In the latest episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy talks with Mo Evans, who played nine years in the NBA and served as the Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association during the 2011 lockout. They discussed a wide variety of topics. Here are the time-stamps: 1:30: As a rookie, Mo played 10 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves and then spent two years overseas in Greece and Italy before making it back to the NBA. What was that experience like? 3:20: Was he ever worried that you weren’t going to make it to the NBA? 5:00: How much of succeeding in the NBA is...
Sep 21, 2017
Luka Doncic making an early run at the top spot in the 2018 draft

Luka Doncic making an early run at the top spot in the 2018 draft

Imagine an NBA prospect with the following traits: 6-foot-7 frame Tight ball-handle Pristine jumper The ability to run point or aptly play on the wing 18 years old, with two years of professional experience in the world’s second-toughest league Well, if you remotely paid attention to the recently culminated Eurobasket, you know that very prospect exists. And his name is Luka Doncic. Doncic’s Robin act to Goran Dragic’s Batman, along with the contributions of Anthony Randolph (yes, that Anthony Randolph) helped Slovenia win their first-ever gold medal in a FIBA tournament – a...
Sep 21, 2017
Trending stories: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and more

Trending stories: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Preseason BPI reveal shows just how dominant the Warriors will be – via espn.com September 20 09:30 AM To the surprise of no one, the Golden State Warriors are the team the preseason NBA Basketball Power Index (BPI) identifies as the one to beat. The Warriors’ biggest projected NBA title challenger comes from the East (and does not include LeBron). Shares Meet Cole Cashwell, the N.C. teen who got the truth out of Kevin Durant – via newsok.com September 20 09:41...
Sep 20, 2017
Season preview: Toronto Raptors

Season preview: Toronto Raptors

STAYING: Bruno Caboclo, DeMar DeRozan, Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry, Lucas Nogueira, Jakob Poeltl, Norman Powell, Pascal Siakam, Jonas Valanciunas, Fred VanVleet and Delon Wright. ADDED: OG Anunoby (Indiana University), Lorenzo Brown (Raptors 905), KJ McDaniels (Brooklyn), Alfonzo McKinnie (Windy City Bulls), Kennedy Meeks (North Carolina), CJ Miles (Indiana), Malcolm Miller (Raptors 905) and Kyle Wiltjer (Houston). GONE: DeMarre Carroll (Brooklyn), Cory Joseph (Indiana), Patrick Patterson (Oklahoma City) and PJ Tucker (Houston). STRENGTHS: Two All-Stars at the guard spots in Kyle Lowry and DeMar...
Sep 20, 2017

What was really going on in Kevin Durant's head during Twitter gaffe?

USA TODAY’s NBA insider Sam Amick details his conversation with Kevin Durant on how the Twitter gaffe unfolded and how he plans to make amends.
Sep 20, 2017
Warriors considered Rudy Gay, Gerald Henderson if Andre Iguodala left

Warriors considered Rudy Gay, Gerald Henderson if Andre Iguodala left

If Andre Iguodala left the Golden State Warriors, their top options to replace him were free agent forwards Rudy Gay and Gerald Henderson, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. Woj on ESPN: Iguodala reached out to the Spurs about the meeting.Also Rudy Gay looks to be the backup plan for GSW. — Michael Gallagher (@MikeSGallagher) July 1, 2017 This news corroborates reports from his colleague Adrian Wojnarowski, who said something similar on SportsCenter when free agency began. Here is the rest of what Haynes wrote about Iguodala, who we learned had seriously considered leaving the defending...
Sep 20, 2017
Andre Iguodala considered Spurs and Kings, nearly signed with Rockets

Andre Iguodala considered Spurs and Kings, nearly signed with Rockets

ESPN’s Chris Haynes explored all of the options that Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala considered during the recent offseason when he was an unrestricted free agent. According to the report, sources indicated Warriors executives knew Iguodala would consider other teams. His camp was apparently disappointed when Golden State offered him a three-year, $36 million deal. Iguodala saw his value closer to $50 million over three years. He scheduled meetings with the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers. His realtor was on...
Sep 20, 2017
Former NBPA VP Mo Evans believes role in lockout ended his NBA career

Former NBPA VP Mo Evans believes role in lockout ended his NBA career

Mo Evans, who was the Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association, was one of the faces of the players’ union during the 2011 NBA lockout. Evans played nine seasons in the league and contributed to various teams during his career. He was an occasional starter for the Orlando Magic and he often went to the postseason, including during his stint with the L.A. Lakers. In addition to his on-court contributions, he was known for being a strong locker room presence and veteran leader. Thanks @AlexKennedyNBA for the opportunity to speak about #NBA, 2011/2012 lockout, and the...
Sep 20, 2017
Trending stories: Kevin Durant tweets, NBA owners and more

Trending stories: Kevin Durant tweets, NBA owners and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! What happens when 30 NBA owners can’t share $24 billion? – via espn.com September 19 09:54 AM According to internal NBA documents, big spending after a massive influx of cash has set off an intense debate among owners about how to divide revenues. Shares When $35M is really $15M: How much NBA stars actually earn – via espn.com September 19 12:31 PM NBA player salaries are enormous and so are their payroll deductions. See what the top players make and...
Sep 20, 2017
World beater: Pau Gasol's record vs. National Teams in FIBA tournaments

World beater: Pau Gasol's record vs. National Teams in FIBA tournaments

Spurs big Pau Gasol spends summers making fans around the globe miserable.