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  • Dejounte Murray At Full Strength After Missing Season
    by Austin Kent on September 23, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    After a season on the sidelines recovering from a torn ACL, San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray has been fully cleared to participate in all basketball activities. The 23-year-old revealed on Twitter that he’s been cleared by team doctors. Murray will look to pick up where he left off after a solid sophomore season back […] The post Dejounte Murray At Full Strength After Missing […]

  • SLAMftw (For The Win) Is Your Plug For Everything Gaming 🎮
    by SLAM Staff on September 23, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    GO FOLLOW OUR NEW MULTI-PLATFORM SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNEL, SLAMFTW (FOR THE WIN). This is your destination for anything and everything related to the world of gaming. From funny NBA 2K and Fortnite clips to live streams on Twitch to all the important Esports news, we’ve got it covered. “Every year gaming and sports become more […] The post SLAMftw (For The Win) Is Your Plug For […]

  • Can you guess the names of these NBA players just by looking at their salaries?
    by HoopsHype staff on September 23, 2019 at 7:45 pm

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  • Joakim Noah To Work Out With Clippers
    by Austin Kent on September 23, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Veteran center Joakim Noah was among the finalists to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers as a replacement for the injured DeMarcus Cousins. Now, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports, Noah is expected to join their crosstown rival, the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers have just 14 guaranteed contracts on their roster as training camp […] The post Joakim Noah To Work Out With Clippers […]

  • BIG3 Star Andre Emmett Killed In Dallas
    by Austin Kent on September 23, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Update #1, 2:10pm: This story has been updated with details of the altercation that resulted in the death of Andre Emmett. The Dallas Police Department account described below was reported by USA Today. Dallas-born international basketball star Andre Emmett has been shot and killed, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The 37-year-old wowed hoops fans […] The post BIG3 Star Andre Emmett […]

  • Brooklyn Nets Unveil NBA’s First Gray Court
    by Austin Kent on September 23, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    The Brooklyn Nets have revealed the first gray court in NBA history. The team made the formal announcement on Twitter, showcasing the new hardwood scheme that sets out to innovate while still incorporating metropolitan design elements that have become familiar with the franchise. ESPN’s Zach Lowe wrote about the changes earlier today, detailing the meticulous […] The post Brooklyn […]

  • Houston Rockets Roster Count: 2019 Training Camp
    by Austin Kent on September 23, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    After a wild NBA offseason, training camps are fast approaching. Teams around the league are scrambling to iron out their rosters and will have plenty of decisions to make before rosters condense at the start of the regular season. Below is a list of the contract types the Houston Rockets have heading into training camp. […] The post Houston Rockets Roster Count: 2019 Training Camp […]

  • NBA rankings debate: Snubs, surprises and future stars
    on September 23, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Our panel answers some of the biggest questions as the 2019 NBArank countdown begins with Nos. 100-51. […]

  • Ranking the best players in the NBA this season, from 100 to 51
    on September 23, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Our annual countdown predicting the best players in the NBA starts at No. 100. See which stars made the cut. […]

  • Lowe: Brooklyn Nets going gray for fresh new look
    on September 23, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Brooklyn has updated its famous black-and-white court with shades of gray. […]

  • Rockets Owner ‘Kinda Surprised’ By Carmelo Anthony’s Exit
    by Marcel Mutoni on September 23, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Carmelo Anthony‘s 10-game misadventure in Houston last season “kinda surprised” team owner Tilman Fertitta. Fertitta believes Anthony remains “one of the top 150 players” in the NBA. Fertitta adds that he gave the Rockets’ front-office the benefit of the doubt when they elected to part ways with the 10-time All-Star and future Hall of Famer. […] The post […]

  • The fastest players in the league, according to NBA 2K20
    by Raul Barrigon on September 22, 2019 at 4:23 pm

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  • The ‘Citrin’ Yeezy Boost 350 V2 is Now Live on StockX
    by SLAM Staff on September 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Yeezy connosseuirs, the “Citrin” Yeezy Boost 350 V2 just hit StockX. Similar to the “Cloud White” colorway, which released earlier this month, the “Citrin” is perfect for fall – tan vibes, a transluscent sole with a gum bottom that wraps from the heel to the toe to add the finishing touches. Lace up for fall […] The post The ‘Citrin’ […]

  • Bar Races: Who have been the highest-paid players of the 2003 class?
    by HoopsHype staff on September 21, 2019 at 9:53 pm

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  • The ‘Cloud White’ Yeezy Boost 350 V2 is Now Live on StockX
    by SLAM Staff on September 21, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    The “Cloud White” Yeezy Boost 350 V2 is now available on StockX. The second iteration of Kanye West’s 350 line features hues powder blue intertwined with white mesh with a transluscent sole. These released earlier this month with a $220 retail tag. Looking to add another V2 to your collection? Hit StockX and cop the […] The post The ‘Cloud White’ Yeezy Boost […]

  • Jimma Gatwech Is Entering 2020 NBA Draft?! 😱
    by Ryne Nelson on September 21, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    This past summer, Jimma Gatwech cemented his place among the best dunkers in the world—and not just on the high school level. The 2020 guard recently transferred to CORE4 Academy in Atlanta, GA, and announced that he will be entering his name into the 2020 NBA Draft. Check out Gatwech’s highlights from the past year […] The post Jimma Gatwech Is Entering 2020 NBA Draft?! […]

  • Carter, 42, to play swan song season with Hawks
    on September 20, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    If Vince Carter is on the Hawks through the new year, he will be the first player in NBA history to appear in a game in four different decades. […]

  • Larry Brown: Pistons Said They Were Drafting Carmelo Anthony in 2003
    by Marcel Mutoni on September 20, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    The Pistons communicated that they intended to pick Carmelo Anthony in the 2003 NBA Draft, according to former head coach Larry Brown. Instead, Detroit infamously went with Darko Milicic, who turned out to be one of the biggest busts in League history. Brown says Milicic’s pre-draft workouts raised several red flags. Per Syracuse.com: “At the […] The post Larry Brown: Pistons […]

  • Why teams may be apprehensive about enforcing tampering
    on September 20, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    A new set of rules to curb tampering in the NBA was approved Friday, but there is trepidation about how it will be implemented and if it will make a difference. […]

  • NBA board passes stricter tampering measures
    on September 20, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    By unanimous vote, the NBA board of governors on Friday passed a stricter package of measures to enforce compliance with tampering and salary-cap circumvention. […]

  • NBA Board Of Governors Passes New Provisions On Tampering, Traveling
    by Chris Crouse on September 20, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    The league has taken a step toward solving its tampering and cap circumvention issues by passing a stricter package of measures to enforce compliance. “We do have the power to take people’s devices. That is not something [we are looking] to do,” Commissioner Adam Silver said during a press conference today. The new proposal, which […] The post NBA Board Of Governors […]

  • So who's hitting free agency next? Take a look
    by HoopsHype staff on September 20, 2019 at 6:58 pm

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  • Mavericks Sign Yudai Baba
    by Chris Crouse on September 20, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    The Mavericks have signed Yudai Baba, according to a team press release. Baba played for the Mavs’ Summer League team in Las Vegas, averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.0 minutes per game. He previously played in Japan, where he helped Alvark Tokyo win two-straight titles. Dallas now has 20 players under contract, which […] The post Mavericks Sign Yudai Baba appeared first on […]

  • Hawks To Add Tahjere McCall To Training Camp Roster
    by Chris Crouse on September 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    The Hawks are bringing Tahjere McCall to training camp on an Exhibit 10 deal, Ben Stinar of Amico Hoops relays. The shooting guard will be the 20th player under contract heading into camp in Atlanta. The franchise has just 13 players with guaranteed deals, so it’s possible that McCall makes the team. McCall played for […] The post Hawks To Add Tahjere McCall To Training Camp Roster […]

  • Sources: Rockets, Sefolosha reach 1-year deal
    on September 20, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Thabo Sefolosha, a 13-year veteran who has averaged 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds during his career, has agreed to sign with the Rockets, where he'll rejoin former teammates James Harden and Russell Westbrook. […]

  • The “Game Royal” AJXII is Now Live on StockX
    by SLAM Staff on September 20, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    The “Game Royal” AJXII, the latest colorway of Mike’s 12th signature sneaker, is now available on StockX. When you think of iconic AJXII colorways, it’s hard not to put the “Flu Game” atop that list. Originally released in 1997, the AJXII was the first Jordan sneaker to have Zoom Air and complemented the Bulls’ red […] The post The “Game […]

  • SHAQ’S KIDS GOT GAME! 😤 Shareef and Shaqir O’Neal Are High-Flyers!
    by Ryne Nelson on September 20, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Shareef and Shaqir O’Neal can both throw down the hammer with force! The O’Neal brothers will be making several appearances on the highlight reel this upcoming season—Shareef at UCLA and Shaqir at Crossroads. Peep Shaq’s sons in action in the video above! RELATED: Shaq Watches Shareef O’Neal & Cassius Stanley at the Drew League! The post SHAQ’S KIDS GOT […]

  • Rockets To Sign Thabo Sefolosha
    by Chris Crouse on September 20, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    The Rockets are signing Thabo Sefolosha, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. Sefolosha was among the players participating in the team’s minicamp in Las Vegas this week. Houston entered the day with 18 players under contract, so there is no need for the club to make a corresponding move, as the training […] The post Rockets To Sign Thabo Sefolosha appeared first on SLAM. […]

  • Detroit Pistons Roster Count: 2019 Training Camp
    by Chris Crouse on September 20, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    After a wild NBA offseason, training camps are fast approaching. Teams around the league are scrambling to iron out their rosters and will have plenty of decisions to make before rosters condense at the start of the regular season. Below is a list of the contract types the Detroit Pistons have heading into training camp. […] The post Detroit Pistons Roster Count: 2019 Training Camp […]

  • Houston Rockets GM: ‘Yes. We’re Favorites’
    by Marcel Mutoni on September 20, 2019 at 8:11 am

    The Rockets are the favorites to come out of an increasingly brutal Western Conference this season, according to general manager Daryl Morey. Houston is “shooting for the No. 1 seed,” says Morey. The Rockets’ braintrust is confident James Harden will thrive alongside new All-Star teammate Russell Westbrook. Per The Houston Chronicle: You said on the […] The post Houston […]

  • Doc Rivers: Clippers Knew ‘Oklahoma City Wanted to Break Their Team Up’
    by Marcel Mutoni on September 20, 2019 at 8:11 am

    The LA Clippers knew OKC “wanted to break their team up” this summer, according to head coach Doc Rivers. Rivers says the Clips, armed with that intel, were hell-bent on acquiring Paul George from the Thunder to pair him with Kawhi Leonard in the ultimate free agent coup. Rivers adds that Leonard added to the […] The post Doc Rivers: Clippers Knew ‘Oklahoma City […]

  • Rivers: Clips knew OKC wanted to break team up
    on September 19, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Doc Rivers says Kawhi Leonard was provided a list of players including Paul George in their free agency meeting, "which was a mistake. ... We did know that Oklahoma City wanted to break their team up, so that helped." […]

  • Deal Between Suns, Haywood Highsmith Falls Through
    by Chris Crouse on September 19, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    The Suns had planned on bringing Haywood Highsmith to training camp on an Exhibit 10 deal but a source tells JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors that the deal has fallen through. Highsmith’s contract was never officially signed and it’s unclear as to why the deal isn’t happening. The second-year forward spent last season on a […] The post Deal Between Suns, Haywood Highsmith Falls […]

  • Execs discuss potential Pascal Siakam extension: 'He has a legit case for the max'
    by Frank Urbina on September 19, 2019 at 9:23 pm

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  • NBA free agents in 2020
    by HoopsHype on September 19, 2019 at 8:34 pm

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  • Anthony Davis: Lakers Looking Beyond Rivalry With Clippers
    by Marcel Mutoni on September 19, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    The Lakers aren’t concerning themselves too much with beating the Clippers in the sure-to-be-epic Battle of L.A. next season, according to Anthony Davis. The Purple and Gold are strictly focused on winning an NBA championship, says Davis. AD believes he and teammate LeBron James “have a very good chance of doing something special.” Per Red […] The post Anthony Davis: […]

  • Nuggets To Bring Tyler Zeller To Training Camp
    by Chris Crouse on September 19, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    The Nuggets are adding Tyler Zeller to their training camp roster, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports. Zeller, who was the No. 17 overall pick back in 2012 out of North Carolina, started last season with the Hawks before finding his way to Memphis. He played in a total of six NBA contests during the […] The post Nuggets To Bring Tyler Zeller To Training Camp appeared first on SLAM. […]

  • Chicago Bulls Roster Count: 2019 Training Camp
    by Chris Crouse on September 19, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    After a wild NBA offseason, training camps are fast approaching. Teams around the league are scrambling to iron out their rosters and will have plenty of decisions to make before rosters condense at the start of the regular season. Below is a list of the contract types the Chicago Bulls have heading into training camp. […] The post Chicago Bulls Roster Count: 2019 Training Camp appeared […]

  • Stephen Curry Wants To Make His Olympic Debut In 2020
    by Chris Crouse on September 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Stephen Curry has never played for Team USA in the Olympics, though the two-time NBA MVP plans on competing in Tokyo next summer. “Definitely wanna go,” Curry said in a recent interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols (h/t Nick Friedell of ESPN.com). “I’ve never been on the Olympic team. I’ve been on two World Cup championship […] The post Stephen Curry Wants […]

  • THE SHOW: NYC Streetball Legend Nick Leon Stays True To His Roots 🍿
    by Benjamin Simon on September 19, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    The F subway train was moving fast, but Nick Leon’s brain was moving faster. His hands, he recalls, were a little “moist.”  The train blazed by stops and neighborhoods he didn’t even know existed. Leon was on his way to a new world, a foreign New York borough called Queens, far away from his Coney […] The post THE SHOW: NYC Streetball Legend Nick Leon Stays […]