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My 84-Year-Old Neighbor Has The Only Good NBA Takes My 84-Year-Old Neighbor Has The Only Good NBA Takes

Bloomington, Ind. — Iris Clawson, who turns 85 this year, loves at least three things in life: puzzles, westerns, and the National Basketball Association. “Every night I turn on the TV to see if there are any games,” she says, and during the regular season she watches five or six a week.

A Very Depressing NBA Trade A Very Depressing NBA Trade

The Sacramento Kings selected Ben McLemore out of the University of Kansas with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft. It was a surprise he’d fallen that far, and the Kings were very glad to have him. “Ben McLemore was our dream choice from the get-go,” owner Vivek Ranadivé said after the draft. “I did say that…

Collin Sexton's Summer League Crunch Time Defense Is Maybe Too Intense Collin Sexton's Summer League Crunch Time Defense Is Maybe Too Intense

Josh Hart and Collin Sexton had what looks like a decent duel in the semifinals of the NBA Summer League tournament last night. Hart went off for 37 points and nine rebounds in the Lakers’ 2OT win (nothing is more conceptually absurd than Summer League overtime), while Sexton had 27 points for the Cavs. The Lakers may…

Nemanja Bjelica Suddenly Decides He Doesn't Want To Play For The Sixers Nemanja Bjelica Suddenly Decides He Doesn't Want To Play For The Sixers

It was reported a few weeks ago that the Philadelphia 76ers were scooping forward Nemanja Bjelica off the free-agent market for the mid-level exception. This looked like a nice bit of business for the Sixers, as Bjelica is the kind of stretchy power forward that every team likes to have around. In the days since the…

76ers Look To Fill Vacancy Left By Sam Hinkie's Disgraced Replacement With Hinkie's Mentor, Daryl Morey 76ers Look To Fill Vacancy Left By Sam Hinkie's Disgraced Replacement With Hinkie's Mentor, Daryl Morey

The Sixers rolled into this summer riding high following a 52-win season and their first playoff series victory since 2012. The organization was finally ready to shift fully from Asset Collection mode to Fortifying a Contender mode, with head coach Brett Brown making noise in his exit interview about the team’s desire…

Antoine Griezmann May Be The Last, Biggest Derrick Rose Fan On Earth Antoine Griezmann May Be The Last, Biggest Derrick Rose Fan On Earth

French striker Antoine Griezmann—noted NBA and, specifically, Derrick Rose fan who unfortunately also once painted his entire body black while donning an afro and Harlem Globetrotters uniform—won a World Cup on Sunday. And he played a huge role in the final, delivering the free kick that led to France’s first goal …

Jabari Parker Signs Two-Year Deal With The Bulls, Gets The Fresh Start He Deserves Jabari Parker Signs Two-Year Deal With The Bulls, Gets The Fresh Start He Deserves

Confident proclamations from Giannis Antetokounmpo about Jabari Parker’s future in Milwaukee turn out to have been premature: Saturday the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded the qualifying offer that gave them matching rights for any restricted free agency offer for Parker, paving the way for Parker to sign a reported…

Of Course Jimmy Butler Rejected Minnesota's Bargain-Shopping Extension Offer Of Course Jimmy Butler Rejected Minnesota's Bargain-Shopping Extension Offer

The story here is less that Jimmy Butler turned down a four-year, $100 million extension offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves than it is that the Minnesota Timberwolves thought there was any chance in hell that Jimmy Butler would agree to a four-year, $100 million contract extension, in the same summer in which Zach…

Video Shows Devin Booker And Tyler Ulis Scuffling With Some Dudes In An Elevator [Update] Video Shows Devin Booker And Tyler Ulis Scuffling With Some Dudes In An Elevator [Update]

TMZ Sports posted a video today showing former Suns guard and current free agent Tyler Ulis getting into a fight with three anonymous guys in a Tempe, Arizona elevator in May 2017, then later fending them off with the help of Devin Booker.

The Nuggets Desperately Wanted To Avoid The Luxury Tax The Nuggets Desperately Wanted To Avoid The Luxury Tax

The Denver Nuggets pulled off a midnight trade this morning, sending the expiring contracts of Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur to the Nets in exchange for guard Isaiah Whitehead, who was promptly waived. That the Nuggets didn’t receive much of anything in return might not make sense at first, but it was actually a…

Isaiah Thomas Has Reached The "Sign For The Veteran's Minimum" Stage Of His Decline Isaiah Thomas Has Reached The "Sign For The Veteran's Minimum" Stage Of His Decline

Point guard Isaiah Thomas—formerly of the Lakers, Cavaliers, and Celtics all within the past 12 months—has found a new home in Denver. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Thomas has signed with the Nuggets for the veteran’s minimum.

Get Robert Williams A Damn Wallet Chain Get Robert Williams A Damn Wallet Chain

Celtics rookie Robert Williams, who is still figuring stuff out, now has one extremely clear agenda item: Remember the physical location of his wallet.

Lakers GM: We'll Beat The Warriors Because Dennis Rodman Was A Jackass, Or Something Lakers GM: We'll Beat The Warriors Because Dennis Rodman Was A Jackass, Or Something

Overall, being the general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers seems pretty sweet. Even apart from, like, getting to be a very rich person in a sunny and gorgeous town with great food and sweet beaches, it’s a good job: At any given time something like half the NBA’s best players seem like they’re either actively…

Summer League Is Only Good For Getting Unreasonably Excited About Duncan Robinson Summer League Is Only Good For Getting Unreasonably Excited About Duncan Robinson

Have you heard about the NBA’s biggest signing of the summer? Clearly I am referring to the new two-way contract that former Michigan Wolverine Duncan Robinson has signed with the Miami Heat.

Rockets Owner Swears Luxury Tax Isn't Influencing Team's Offseason Plans Rockets Owner Swears Luxury Tax Isn't Influencing Team's Offseason Plans

The Rockets let Luc Mbah a Moute walk yesterday, ostensibly because they didn’t want to pay the luxury taxes that an extra $5.3 million would have cost them, when they could just pick up a ring-chasing veteran—maybe washed Carmelo Anthony?—at the minimum. But Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta swears that’s not true! In…

Former NBA Star Kermit Washington Sentenced To Six Years Over Charity Fraud Scheme Former NBA Star Kermit Washington Sentenced To Six Years Over Charity Fraud Scheme

Former NBA player Kermit Washington—who played for 10 seasons but is chiefly famous for punching Rudy Tomjanovich so hard he nearly killed him—was sentenced to six years in federal prison and fined $967,158 yesterday for his role in an “extensive charity fraud scheme,” per a release from the Justice Department.…

Why Didn't The Rockets Use Their Mid-Level Exception On Luc Mbah A Moute? Why Didn't The Rockets Use Their Mid-Level Exception On Luc Mbah A Moute?

Luc Mbah a Moute is leaving the Rockets. And, to use one of the more cursed sentences in the English language, he’s going to be a Clipper. The former Houston forward signed an artificially deflated one-year, $4.3 million contract with the L.A. team that doesn’t have LeBron, in a deal that the Rockets could have easily…

NBA Union Chief Is Tired Of Everyone Complaining About The Cap Spike NBA Union Chief Is Tired Of Everyone Complaining About The Cap Spike

The head of the NBA Players Association, Michele Roberts, has read and heard the resurgence of opinions that blame the current state of the NBA—one in which the Warriors are an invincible superteam, DeMarcus Cousins can be had for the mid-level exception, and solid free agents can’t get reasonable offers—on the…

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