76ers guard Ben Simmons said it "sucks" that he will not face LeBron James as often after the NBA superstar joined the Lakers. James swapped the Eastern Conference for the Western Conference following his decision to leave the Cavaliers, who reached the NBA Finals last season. Rookie of the Year...
Fred "Tex" Winter, who was an assistant coach for the Bulls in the 1990s as well as a head coach in college and the NBA, died Wednesday at 96. Winter was one of Phil Jackson's key assistants and helped teach the triangle offense to Michael Jordan. He was with Chicago...
Golden State's Stephen Curry isn't superstition when it comes to discussing more championships. In fact, the entire Warriors' squad welcomes talk of a possible three-peat, because for the reigning NBA champions, it's an attainable goal.  "We talk about the three-peat just because it's in front of us," Curry said, via ESPN....
Chris Bosh is still aiming to make an NBA return. Bosh, who was in attendance when the Knicks faced the Wizards in a preseason game Monday, told the New York Daily News he is concentrating on playing again. He said he’d make a decision regarding his future by the...
Steve Kerr is ready for the regular season. The Warriors coach was ejected in the third quarter of Monday's 117-109 preseason loss to the Suns for arguing with referee Ben Taylor after Stephen Curry was called for an offensive foul, the sixth assessed to Golden State in the game. Curry was given a...
Lakers fans will get a glimpse of their star-studded roster in action Wednesday. The team confirmed Tuesday what coach Luke Walton had hinted might happen: Lonzo Ball will take the floor with LeBron James for the first time this preseason Wednesday in Las Vegas against the defending champion Warriors. Lonzo Ball...
As the Heat hope to rekindle trade talks with Timberwolves about acquiring Jimmy Butler (per ESPN.com), the All-Star forward participated in practice Wednesday in Minnesota, an emotional workout in which he reportedly challenged teammates, coaches and the front office. Butler, who has communicated multiple times to the Timberwolves his...
The Heat are hopeful they can rekindle trade talks with Timberwolves about acquiring All-Star forward Jimmy Butler, ESPN.com reported Wednesday, citing unidentified league sources. A proposed blockbuster deal between the teams fell apart over the weekend just before it was completed.  Butler, who has communicated multiple times to the Timberwolves his desire...
Lonzo Ball, making his preseason debut Wednesday night against the Warriors, finally gets to start developing real-time, on-court chemistry with his Lakers teammates.  But the focus in Las Vegas will be on how he'll interact with one teammate in particular: LeBron James. "We’ll playing fast," Ball told reporters Tuesday. "I’ll be getting...
The Spurs are not looking to acquire another guard. San Antonio lost projected starter Dejounte Murray for all of 2018-19 after he suffered a torn ACL in a preseason game this weekend while first-round pick Lonnie Walker will miss the start of the season because of a meniscus tear. The...