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    Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images As we await the return of NBA basketball, we’re taking a trip through the record books to find every team’s all-time Win Shares leader. If you have ever spent any time perusing the one and only Basketball-Reference, you have surely noticed that every team’s landing page includes a list of the All-Time Top 12 Players for every franchise based on Win Shares. Win Shares is an advanced stat calculated to quantify exactly how much a player contributes to winning. It’s not a perfect metric but it’s a good shorthand for overall productivity and it has the benefit of being available historically so it can be used for comparisons across eras. Below is a comprehensive list of all the players that lead every franchise in all-time Win Shares, in descending order beginning with the team with the lowest Win Shares leader total.30. Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker, 48.5 Win SharesThe amount of time that a franchise has been around certainly plays a factor in this list. With only 33 seasons under their belt, the Charlotte Hornets have...
    Getty Lakers exec Rob Pelinka The Los Angeles Lakers roster is getting closer to being finalized for the start of the season, but there are several veterans who were on the team’s roster last season that remain unsigned, including Carmelo Anthony. Former NBA executive turned ESPN analyst Bobby Marks predicts that Anthony will ultimately return to the Knicks before the season tips off. “Anthony can still help the Lakers but there is a clear emphasis on younger players off the bench,” Marks wrote on August 2, 2022. “New York has two open roster spots and possibly more if a Donovan Mitchell trade occurs. A return to his former team is Anthony’s best option.” Anthony was a solid contributor for the Lakers last season averaging 13.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and one assist while shooting 37.5% from long-range during his 69 appearances. The forward has an impressive career resume including being a 10-time All-Star, six-time All-NBA member and being named to the league’s 75th Anniversary Team. Anthony has successfully transitioned from being the focal point of a team’s offense...
    Getty Draymond Green #23, Klay Thompson #11 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors laugh together after defeating the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) The Golden State Warriors will run it back next season with the same core who have won the franchise four titles in eight years, but the team may also add a legend of the game to its rotation before the year begins. After factoring in an exorbitant luxury tax that irks Joe Lacob so much he was willing to pay $500,000 in fines last week just to complain about it publicly, the Warriors are on track to roster the most expensive group of players in NBA history in 2022-23, per Zach Lowe of ESPN. Their number could become even more prohibitive if the Dubs figure out a way to extend both Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins within the next year, which the team has noted it plans to attempt, before new...
    Getty Lakers coach Darvin Ham, right, could have a lot of say in re-signing Carmelo Anthony. While some of the biggest names in the NBA have been churned through the rumor mill in recent weeks, one future Hall of Fame forward remains without a team in free agency: Carmelo Anthony, who was a Laker last year. He could yet remain one, but don’t expect it to happen quickly. One NBA general manager told Heavy Sports he expects Anthony to re-sign with the Lakers. “They have a lot to sort out obviously,” the GM said. “But as more things get set, they’ll probably get back around to bringing him in. It’s just, at this point, you don’t know what might happen with Westbrook and whether you might need to take on players, so you see that around the league a lot—teams have 10, 11, 12 players signed and there’s no hurry to fill in the last spots until you see how the other stuff plays out.” The Lakers currently have 13 of their 15 roster spots filled. They have...
    Getty Blake Griffin, NBA free agent The Bulls have a number of needs on the roster heading into what will be a critical offseason for a team that appeared to have itself back into NBA contention until an injury-ridden late-season drop-off left a sour taste in the collective mouths of Bulls fans. Chicago needs depth. It needs defense on the wings. It needs health. But it could also use a jolt of veteran energy, and for that there could be an interesting candidate: free-agent Nets forward Blake Griffin. Griffin showed he can still play with energy and inspire his team during last year’s playoffs, even though it was only in two appearances for a Nets team that was swept. Griffin, because of his lack of mobility, was pulled from the rotation by Brooklyn down the stretch of last season, but played with great aggressiveness in the last two games of the team’s ill-fated postseason run against Boston. “There will be a number of teams that look at him,” one Eastern Conference executive said. “Chicago, Miami, the Lakers, maybe...
    Getty New Los Angeles Lakers guard Scotty Pippen Jr. With only one draft pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers had to look to undrafted free agency to add more young players. The team quickly signed the son of a legend by bringing in Shareef O’Neal for Summer League. The Lakers didn’t stop there with the signing of players with ties to legends. Prior to the draft, the team brought in Scotty Pippen Jr. for a workout, who is the son of Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen. The Lakers must have liked what they saw as Pippen announced on draft night that he was heading to Los Angeles. Dreams come true???? Let’s get to work #lakeshow ???????? pic.twitter.com/dYS6xiJYzL — Scotty Pippen Jr (@spippenjr) June 24, 2022 According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Pippen is getting a two-way contract with the Lakers, which is a step above the Summer League deal O’Neal got. Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr. has agreed to a two-way NBA contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. —...
    Getty Andrew Wiggins on the court during the NBA Finals. For the better part of two seasons, most close to the Golden State Warriors saw Andrew Wiggins as an eventual casualty of the team’s salary restrictions, but his blossoming role throughout the playoffs and performance in the NBA Finals may have forced a course change. Wiggins took on a new role with the start of the playoffs and the implementation of a new small-ball lineup, becoming one of the team’s top rebounders and drawing the most difficult defensive assignments. Though many believed that Wiggins would be gone by the end of next season, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle now says the Warriors are discussing a max contract extension that will make him a permanent part of the team’s core going forward and potentially the bridge between eras. The latest Warriors news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Warriors newsletter here! Join Heavy on Warriors! Wiggins Could Get New DealAs recently as May, Letourneau didn’t see a long future for Wiggins in Golden State....
    Getty Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum. Throughout the last several decades, the Los Angeles Lakers have had success due to their ability to attract superstar players. Team legends like Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O’Neal, Jamaal Wilkes and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did not start with the team but now have their jersey numbers hanging in Crypto.com Arena due to their contributions. After Kobe Bryant started to decline, the team tried a different approach. The Lakers attempted to build through the draft and did find some good players along the way. However, there were some moves that were a mistake in hindsight. In 2017, the team had the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft. Instead of selecting Jayson Tatum out of Duke, the team took UCLA star Lonzo Ball. The move wasn’t a surprise as Ball’s ties to Los Angeles made it a perfect fit. Tatum was taken by the Boston Celtics with the next pick. Five years later, it’s clear that Tatum is the better player as he leads the Celtics to an NBA Finals appearance while Ball was...
    Getty RJ Barrett of the New York Knicks and Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls. When the season for NBA trade rumors rolls around, the New York Knicks will always be involved. They are home to the biggest market in the NBA, and despite their lack of recent success, free agents are often drawn in by life in the big city. At least, that’s the idea. In the past, while rumors of players joining the Knicks ran rampant, nothing actually happened. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were linked to the Knicks in 2019 but instead chose to team up on the Brooklyn Nets. Even stars like Kawhi Leonard and Zion Williamson were connected to New York in one way or another. And based on recent odds, those types of rumors will never end. According to BetOnline.ag, the Knicks are one of the favorites to land Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine this summer. After LaVine said that he was heading into free agency “open-minded,” reports began to come out that he may be more interested in leaving than initially thought....
    NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo, fellow two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic, Devin Booker and Jayson Tatum were voted first-team All-NBA on Tuesday, the first time in 67 years all five players were age 27 or younger. Milwaukee’s Antetokounmpo was the only player to receive all 100 possible first-team votes and finished with 500 points in his fourth consecutive first-team selection. Denver’s Jokic and Dallas’ Doncic each received 88 first-team votes and 476 points. Doncic joined Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant and Max Zaslofsky as the only players to make the first team three or more times before turning 24, while Phoenix’s Booker (460 points) and Boston’s Tatum (390) both were first-time selections to the first team. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, the NBA’s leading scorer and runner-up to Jokic for MVP, led the second team. He was joined by Ja Morant, winner of the Most Improved Player award, Durant, Stephen Curry and DeMar DeRozan. The third team was Karl-Anthony Towns, LeBron James — who earned his 18th All-NBA selection — Chris Paul, Trae Young and Pascal Siakam. ___ More AP...
    Getty Could Melo return to the Knicks? The New York Knicks have a lot of questions to answer in the offseason, and it starts with what are they going to do to make the roster more competitive. There are a variety of different ways to do that, and a trade is one of the ideas that has been floated. Names like Russell Westbrook, De’Aaron Fox and Damian Lillard have been linked to the Knicks over the past year, but nothing came to fruition ahead of the trade deadline, so the offseason will be important to watch. The Knicks can also be active in free agency, and while they don’t have a ton of money to spend this offseason, there are some moves they can make. For example, a certain star forward in Carmelo Anthony could make his return to Madison Square Garden and provide some key scoring off the bench. Coach Tom Thibodeau does like his veterans, so this would seem like a good fit. Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley predicts Anthony will find his way back to the...
    Getty Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson reacts during a bout with the Phoenix Suns. The 941-day odyssey that Klay Thompson endured en route to making his return to the Golden State Warriors this season is already the stuff of legend. That Thompson has resembled the player he was before the injury saga makes his story one of basketball’s ultimate comeback tales. And things continue to trend in an incredibly positive direction, as the five-time All-Star averaged 36.7 points over his final three appearances of the regular season. Nevertheless, questions abound regarding Thompson’s ability to be the two-way maven he once was on a consistent basis; not just during Golden State’s upcoming playoff run, but next season and onward into the future. With that being the case, one pundit believes that the Dubs and their GM, Bob Myers, should cash in on Klay Thompson — as well as former No. 2 pick James Wiseman — to bring in an all-everything big man. Namely, Lakers star Anthony Davis. Cowherd Pitches Blockbuster Trade Lakers get: Klay Thompson and James WisemanWarriors...
    Getty Miami Heat president Pat Riley attends the American Express Teamed Up event with Magic Johnson in 2017. Ahead of the NBA trade deadline, there was a level of chatter about the Miami Heat making an “over-the-top” move. Despite injuries and a December COVID-19 outbreak, the team had somehow climbed to the top of the East standings, leaving many to wonder whether the time had come to go all-in. Unfortunately, the market and the Heat’s wild cap situation precluded a major deal from happening. In the end, Miami’s big move was trading KZ Okpala and rewriting the fine print on a previously dealt draft pick. That’s not to say, though, that team president Pat Riley wasn’t trying to make something happen. Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness Per a report from Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, the team actually had its sights set on one of the game’s best young ballers. Namely, Boston Celtics wing and 2021 All-Star selection Jaylen Brown.Brown Had Multiple Potential Suitors Play Jaylen...
    Getty Billy Donovan The Chicago Bulls might be in the market for a new big man this offseason. We’ve heard and written about a handful of names, but the one that would make the biggest splash is Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert. A few weeks ago, Brian Geltzeiler of Hoops Critic was a guest on 670 The Score’s Bernstein and Rahimi and he talked up a potential trade between the Bulls and Jazz that would land Gobert in Chicago. Now there’s another hoops writer calling for a similar deal. With rumors swirling that the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors will have interest in trading for Gobert, CBS Sports’ Sam Quinn took to Twitter to remind everyone the team the Frenchman should be traded to–if Utah wants to move the 3-time Defensive Player of the Year and 4-time All-NBA selection–is the Bulls. I maintain that the Gobert team should be the Bulls if the Jazz aren’t gonna totally tear down. Patrick Williams, Nikola Vucevic+picks. Helps them stay moderately competitive now and Williams gives them upside for later. I’d go full...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving can play home games now, so the Brooklyn Nets might be good enough to win the NBA championship. Or they might be flawed enough to miss the playoffs entirely. The exemption given by Mayor Eric Adams of the vaccine mandate that made Irving eligible to play in New York City should make the Nets even more explosive, perhaps too potent to be stopped four times even by the toughest defensive teams. With Irving and Kevin Durant together, the Nets can pile up the points. They also give them up in bunches. Take Wednesday night in Memphis, for example. Irving poured in 43 points and Durant had 35. Yet, the Nets lost because they surrendered a whopping 132 points to a Grizzlies team that didn’t even have its best player, All-Star guard Ja Morant. It’s games like that which make the Nets, who hope to still add Ben Simmons to improve their leaky defense, the most intriguing team in the league in the final days of the regular season. They could win it all. They...
    Getty Bradley Beal is defended by Klay Thompson during a 2018 game between the Washington Wizards and the Golden State Warriors. The Miami Heat may find themselves sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings currently, but questions remain about the team’s ability to get back to the NBA Finals this season. After all, Erik Spoelstra’s crew faces stiff competition in the Bucks, Sixers, Celtics and others in their bid to get out of the East. Meanwhile, the team’s injury situation continues to be of concern as well. Jimmy Butler and Caleb Martin have both missed a number of games with bumps and bruises recently. Moreover, Victor Oladipo and Markieff Morris are still finding their feet after extended absences. Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness Whether they fall flat in the playoffs or end up winning the whole thing, though, you can bet that team president Pat Riley will be exploring every option to improve the Heat’s roster during the offseason. And there have been rumblings that he’s biding...
    Getty DeAndre Jordan (left) is signing with the Sixers. Days after being released by the Los Angeles Lakers, center DeAndre Jordan will sign with the Philadelphia 76ers, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Jordan committed to sign with the Sixers unless he was claimed by another team. “Barring an unlikely waiver claim before the 5 PM ET deadline today, center DeAndre Jordan is expected to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers, sources tell ESPN,” Wojnarowski tweeted on March 3. “Lakers waived Jordan on Tuesday and Sixers have an open roster spot and desire to add another backup center. Once Jordan clears waivers, the Sixers plan to release Willie Cauley-Stein, who is nearing the end of a 10-day contract, sources said.” Jordan joins a new-look Sixers team that now includes James Harden. Philadelphia traded former Lakers big man Andre Drummond to the Nets as part of the blockbuster Harden for Ben Simmons swap. Jordan will be able to slide into the team’s backup center role to spell star Joel Embiid. Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified...
    Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Every NBA team has that one guy who became a fan favorite for bruising physicality and a willingness to do whatever it took to protect their teammates. In order to put together a comprehensive list of every NBA team’s greatest enforcer of all time, the question must first be asked: What exactly is an enforcer? An NBA enforcer is a player whose impact on the game is felt in a very profound way by his mere presence on the court. The alpha-male who takes charge by any means necessary, usually by way of force, rage and intimidation. Extra gritty and a whole bunch of trash talking. Ready to fight and probably looking for one. The guys you never want to see checking in if you’re playing against them, and the same guys you always want on your side. They are loved by their’s and loathed by everybody else. They are a game-changing nuisance, relentless in their pursuit.That’s an NBA enforcer. And this is every NBA team’s greatest enforcer of all time.Detroit Pistons — Bill LaimbeerRegarded...
    CHARLES BARKLEY Known as the “Round Mound of Rebound,” the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Barkley had exceptional agility given his build. Barkley — not Michael Jordan — was the leading scorer on the USA’s Olympic “Dream Team” that won gold in 1992. Barkley was the league MVP in 1993 and the All-Star Game MVP in 1991. He led the Phoenix Suns to the NBA Finals in 1993 and averaged 27.3 points, 13.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists against the Chicago Bulls. He averaged 22.1 points and 11.7 rebounds in his career. He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. MICHAEL JORDAN Jordan dominated the 1990s like few players dominated any decade in any sport. He won six NBA titles, with two three-peats, and was Finals MVP every time. He won four league MVP awards and seven scoring titles in the decade, despite retiring twice. His 1995-96 Bulls set a then-league record with 72 wins. He won his final MVP award at age 35, playing every game that season on his way to another NBA title. Though best known...
    (CNN)LeBron James hit the game-winning shot on his return to Cleveland to give his team a 163-160 victory over Team Durant in the NBA All-Star Game.Team James was given a target of 163 to win the game after Team Durant led by 139-138 going into the fourth quarter, with 24 points added to the leading score in memory of Kobe Bryant's old jersey number.Steph Curry earned the new Kobe Bryant Trophy as the All-Star Game's most valuable player after hitting 50 points -- just two shy of Anthony Davis' all-time record -- and a new All-Star Game record 16 three-pointers.Curry shattered the previous record of nine set by Paul George in 2016.The Golden State Warriors guard and his All-Star game teammate James, who scored 24 points, were among the players honored at half time in the top 75 NBA players of all time, a list drawn up to celebrate the league's 75th anniversary.Read MoreREAD: Lebron James says final NBA season will be played with his son in interview with The AthleticSteph Curry and LeBron James put on a show in...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Curry couldn’t do it. Giannis Antetokounmpo has failed at it twice. Now Kevin Durant gets his second shot. None have been able to draft a team to beat one picked by LeBron James in the NBA All-Star Game. He is 4-0 in the format and might have assembled his most stacked team yet for the game Sunday night in his home state. Curry, Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic will start along with James, putting four former NBA MVPs in one starting unit. DeMar DeRozan, who might be having his finest season yet in his first year in Chicago, rounds out the starting five. It’s hard to compete with that, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. “Well, we’re all All-Stars here,” Team Durant’s Draymond Green said. “So I think we stack up just fine and I don’t know, we’ll see how it goes, but I think we’ll be just fine.” The NBA did away with the traditional East vs. West format after the 2017 All-Star Game, when the West’s 192-182 victory was so devoid of effort...
    Getty James Worthy, Lakers It has not been an easy year for any Lakers fan, but if you’re a franchise icon and a former No. 1 pick of the team—as well as a postgame studio analyst—it’s been downright brutal. And that’s the position that NBA legend James Worthy has been in throughout the mess that has been the 2021-22 Los Angeles Lakers season. Worthy has not been shy in his criticism of the team, and in a chat with Heavy.com this week, he was not much more hopeful. “They’re not playing hard enough,” he said. “It looks pretty bleak at the moment.” Indeed. The Lakers are 26-31, ninth in the Western Conference. That is good enough to keep them alive in the race to stay in the play-in tournament, but they remain six games out of the No. 6 seed—where they’d need to land to get out of the play-in altogether. James Worthy is lost for words. pic.twitter.com/rFW3J2JtHR — Italo Santana (@BulletClubIta) February 10, 2022 Not what was expected of a team that added a future Hall of...
    Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) The point guard position is one that has had some of the greatest of all time at the position, but when looking at each franchise, it’s hard to pick just one for each team. There have been some amazing point guards in the history of basketball, but it’s rare to find many players who were the “greatest of all time”. Michael Jordan was a shooting guard. Shaquille O’Neal was a center. Kobe Bryant was another shooting guard, and Tim Duncan played power forward. Even today, the best players in the league are rarely point guards. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some great ones. It’s just a league where the best players play a bunch of different positions. The point guard position has evolved over the years. It was mostly a passer at the beginning of NBA history. The point guard brought the ball up and found who was getting it next. This position was rarely considered when it came to scoring. Even some of the greats at...
    (CNN)At approximately 11am on Saturday, January 29th, in the Philadelphia area of the United States, a 27-year-old man is intending to ease his seven-foot frame into a chair -- or perhaps remain standing -- and turn on the device of his choosing, to spend 90 minutes consumed by the events unfolding on a soccer field in his birthplace of Yaoundé, Cameroon.Warning: People in the vicinity may hear cheering -- loud, loud cheering. The fact that said sounds could be emanating from one of the best basketball players on the planet merely adds to the intrigue.When he's not playing Most Valuable Player-caliber ball for the Philadelphia 76ers -- and his definition of "a bad night" was a near triple-double of 26 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists in a 105-87 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday -- five-time NBA All-Star Joel Embiid is rooting for his nation of Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which his homeland happens to be hosting. Saturday's quarterfinal pits the Indomitable Lions against The Gambia in a match Embiid's team is expected...
    (CNN)The starters for this year's NBA All-Star Game were announced on Thursday, and there were some familiar faces along with some new ones. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was named as the captain for the Western Conference team, the 18th time he's been named to the All-Star team, tying Kobe Bryant for second place all time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who has 19.It also means that the 37-year-old has been a captain in each of the five years the NBA has used the current system to pick its teams. James will be returning to Cleveland for the All-Star Game, which takes place on February 10, the city where he began his NBA career in 2003 and where he won a title in 2016. James in action during the first half of a game against the Miami Heat.James is joined by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic and Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins as starters for the West. Read MoreIt is Curry's eighth selection to the All-Star Game, while for reigning...
    LeBron James issued an apology on social media to Laker Nation after a recent blowout loss. With it, a promise: “… we’ll be better!” James and the Lakers are currently in a position where they would compete in a play-in tournament following the end of the regular season. Not ideal, of course. Really, though, the mantra for any team this season should be just get in — any way possible. Given the array of injuries to big-name players and the hour-by-hour uncertainty due to the virus, being healthy heading into the playoffs is more of a priority this season than usual. That’s a major reason why the impending trade deadline on Feb. 10 could be quite a dilemma for general managers. Because the standings really may not give an accurate reflection of where a team stands. Imagine these scenarios: Jamal Murray re-joining reigning MVP Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets in time for a postseason run. Or Victor Oladipo in Miami, if he continues to progress from the leg surgery that has kept him out for almost a full...
    LARRY BIRD “Larry Legend” played his entire 13-year career with the Boston Celtics, and his rivalry with Los Angeles Lakers guard Earvin “Magic” Johnson catapulted the league to new heights. Bird’s sharp shooting, pinpoint passing and rugged rebounding helped the Celtics win NBA titles in 1981, 1984 and 1986. He won three straight league MVP awards from 1984 to 1986 — no one has won three in a row since. He was rookie of the year in 1980, All-Star MVP in 1982 and Finals MVP in 1984 and 1986. At 6-foot-9, he was one of the first players of his size to take advantage of the 3-point line. He was the 3-point contest champion three times. He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998. JULIUS ERVING The high-flying “Dr. J” was the ABA’s brightest star before the merger, and he dominated the NBA, too. He was the NBA MVP for the Philadelphia 76ers in 1981, becoming the only player to be capture MVP honors in both leagues. His 76ers lost to the Los Angeles Lakers...
    Getty Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook. Based on a number of reports that have come out in recent days, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to make a trade before February’s deadline. The problem facing the team is that they don’t have very many tradeable assets right now. Most of the team’s salary is being paid to three players in LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook. LeBron and Davis aren’t going anywhere but Los Angeles could already be having buyer’s remorse with Westbrook. Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report recently reported that the Lakers have been open to the idea of dealing the former MVP. However, it’s difficult to see them landing another superstar in return. Fischer believes that only a handful of aging stars could be traded to the team considering their contracts, including Houston Rockets guard John Wall: Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio’s salaries would match Westbrook’s pricey deal, reuniting James with a former championship counterpart. But that structure would have little interest from the Cavaliers’ side and has not yet been discussed by the...
    Getty John Wall goes for a bucket against the Brooklyn Nets. The Brooklyn Nets are in a groove as they find themselves at the top of the Eastern Conference, something that was expected of them as they came into the season. Even without the services of Kyrie Irving, the Nets have still looked like title contenders after sliding James Harden over to the point guard position. In an ideal world, he’d be playing shooting guard while Irving handles the offense, but that’s not how things played out for the team. The team does potentially have some options going forward to acquire a point guard, and it could be an unexpected name. Houston Rockets point guard John Wall has recently said he wants to play this season after sitting out the whole season. However, the Rockets seem happy to have him sit on the bench, but with two years left on his contract, they might be forced to make a move, and that could eventually lead them to buying him out completely. The Nets are no strangers to acquiring...
    The 1960s All-Decade Team for the NBA as voted on by AP Sports staffers directly engaged with the season-long NBA At 75 series. The team members are: ELGIN BAYLOR Baylor was the game’s first high flyer, known for his dunks and his hanging jump shot. The 10-time All-NBA first-team selection was a versatile player who averaged 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds per game in his career. In 1960, he scored a then-NBA record 71 points against the New York Knicks. His NBA Finals record of 61 points set in 1962 still stands. He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977. WILT CHAMBERLAIN Chamberlain was larger than life, and the muscular 7-foot-1 center put up numbers to match his frame. He averaged 50.4 points in 1959-60, 27.2 rebounds in 1960-61 and scored 100 points in a game in 1962 — all records that still stand. He was a four-time MVP who won three in a row from 1966 to 1968. In 1960, he was the All-Star MVP, rookie of the year and league MVP. He...
    Getty Paul George of the Clippers (in white) and the Rockets' John Wall The Houston Rockets are, currently, paying point guard John Wall $44.3 million to not play for the team. The Rockets are in the midst of a rebuild, and Wall, a 12-year NBA veteran, does not fit with the team’s plans. The hope has been that there could be a trade partner somewhere in the NBA to be found for Wall, who is owed $47 million next season on a player option. The Clippers have long been believed to be a front runner for Wall, if he is moved. Alas, so far, no luck. And ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported this week that the difficulty of finding a new team for Wall is unlikely to abate and that he might very well miss the entire season, despite being healthy enough to play. “John Wall has not played for the Rockets this season, there are no plans for John Wall to play for the Rockets,” Wojnarowski said on Wednesday. “It’s becoming increasingly likely that John Wall may not...
    The 1950s All-Decade Team for the NBA as voted on by AP Sports staffers directly engaged with the season-long NBA At 75 series. The team members are: PAUL ARIZIN A pioneer of the jump shot known as “Pitchin’ Paul,” Arizin won scoring titles in 1952 and 1957 for the Philadelphia Warriors, averaging more than 25 points per game each season. The small forward led Philadelphia to the title in 1956. He was a 10-time All-Star who retired as the league’s No. 3 all-time scorer, despite missing two seasons to fight in the Korean War. He was the All-Star MVP in 1952. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978. BOB COUSY His dazzling point-guard play earned him the nickname “Houdini of the Hardwood.” He led the Boston Celtics to six NBA titles, including victories in 1957 and 1959. He was the 1957 league MVP and All-Star game MVP in 1954 and 1957. He led the league in assists for eight straight seasons ending in 1960 and played in 13 straight All-Star Games....
    Eighteen former NBA players were arrested and charged Thursday for defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan. Most basketball fans were stunned by the bombshell report, but not Daily Show host Trevor Noah. “Why are we surprised?” Noah said on his Comedy Central show. “Pretending to be hurt is a huge part of playing in the NBA.” The unfazed comedian went on to argue defrauding the league isn’t even the worst example of dishonesty from an ex-hooper. “Once you retire, you gotta make money somehow,” Noah explained. “I mean what’s more dishonest – stealing money from the health fund or Shaq claiming that Papa John’s is good pizza?” Noah isn’t alone in his Papa John’s assessment, even O’Neal’s former NBA teammate Robert Horry recently blasted the four-time champion for his Shaq-a-Roni pizza, complaining it “was cold and wasn’t good.” After critiquing Papa John’s, Noah highlighted an unexpected benefit of the arrests. If jail time is in store for any of the charged former NBA players, the basketball talent behind bars will get a big boost. “It’s gonna be great...
    Getty PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 27: Joe Johnson #2 of the Atlanta Hawks drives against LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the Portland Trail Blazers during a game on January 27, 2008 at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images) In the middle of last season, seven-time NBA All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge reached a buyout agreement with the San Antonio Spurs as the team was looking to rebuild for the future. This allowed Aldridge to become a free agent and sign with a title contender. While he had several suitors ultimately, he decided to sign with the Brooklyn Nets. Aldridge was a solid and extremely necessary pick-up for the Nets as they were desperate to find some help on the interior. His signing with the Nets turned out to be a good decision for both sides. Brooklyn was able...
    Knicks: Obi Toppin soars high in Vegas with NBA All-Summer League First Team selection Alder Almo August 18, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Obi Toppin‘s great strides in Las Vegas have earned him a spot in the NBA All-Summer League First Team. The New York Knicks‘ sophomore forward led the tournament in playing time (35.1 minutes per game). It was something that he didn’t enjoy during his rookie year as he played sporadically behind Knicks’ All-Star forward Julius Randle. Curiously, Randle also led the entire league in minutes (37.6) last season. “Obi put in a lot of time over the summer. And it showed,” Knicks Summer League coach Daisuke “Dice” Yoshimoto said earlier in the tournament. “He’s gonna continue to get better, put time in, and the result will gonna take care of itself. This is his chance to showcase who he is. He’s gonna continue to put his time in, work hard, and build the right habits.” The 23-year old Toppin grabbed the opportunity...
    LeBron James hinted where he would like to spend the remainder of his career, and it will hit Los Angeles Lakers fans right in the feels. LeBron James just concluded his 18th season in the NBA, his third with the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite their hopes of repeating as NBA champions, the Lakers were defeated by the Phoenix Suns in six games in the first round of the playoffs. James is 36 years old and is set to become a free agent in 2023. Naturally, that leaves some wondering where James will ultimately end his career. During an appearance on the “SmartLess Podcast,” James said that while he is under contract with the Lakers for the next two seasons, he would like to end his career wearing the team’s signature purple and gold uniform. LeBron says he wants to retire in the purple and gold. ???? pic.twitter.com/5rspTaHkg9 — theScore (@theScore) July 12, 2021 Lakers: LeBron James wants to end his career in Los AngelesThis is certainly welcome news for Lakers fans, as one of the greatest players in NBA history...
    More On: nba playoffs 2021 Inside ex-Knick’s journey to NBA Finals with Suns Greek Freak’s status hangs over NBA Finals ESPN star apologizes after video leak firestorm New Knicks villain vows his team will ‘be back’ after surprising run Last Wednesday night, Suns point guard Chris Paul and Devin Booker rode atop a convertible at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport mobbed by thousands of delirious Suns fans chanting “MVP.’’ The Suns had just made it to the NBA Finals, eliminating the Clippers in Los Angeles, and were hailed as heroes upon their return. Paul engaged the crowd as the car weaved through the throng. At 36, Paul was having the time of his life with his first NBA Finals berth in the bag. But the airport ride is over. Tuesday in Game 1 in Phoenix, the Bucks await — the lone obstacle standing between Paul and his first title after 16 NBA seasons. It’s been a season in which CP3 has made 36 look like 26. “That night was special,” Paul said. “I wanted to take a second and enjoy...
    Getty Ben Simmons, Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook fighting for loose ball. The Los Angeles Lakers often get linked to many superstar players around the NBA. The reason for that is due to players wanting to live in Los Angeles, California. Many players buy homes in the city despite playing in other parts of the country. The most recent NBA star to buy a massive Los Angeles mansion is Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons. According to Dirt, the three-time All-Star just purchased a $17.5 million home in Hidden Hills, California, which is a gated community in the Santa Monica Mountains region of Los Angeles County. Ben Simmons' new $17.5M home in Hidden Hills, California (Via @DirtDotCom ) pic.twitter.com/46Iq5pKy7z — NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) June 30, 2021 Notably, the new home is in the same gated community that the Kardashians reside, as Dirt noted. Simmons and Kendall Jenner previously dated before she got serious with Phoenix Suns superstar Devin Booker. It’s likely just a coincidence that Simmons happened to move into the same community that the Kardashians currently live...
    National parks draw huge crowds; delta is a variant of concern: Latest COVID-19 updates Indiana residents sue governor over early end of pandemic unemployment benefits The NBA has handed out most of its individual awards throughout the postseason, but on Tuesday, it announced the recipients of one of the league's highest individual honors: the All-NBA Teams. Each year, media voters select the league's six best guards, six best forwards and three best centers from the concluded regular season and organize them into three separate teams.  © Provided by CBS Sports Now, we know what the voters have decided. Below are all three of the 2020-21 All-NBA Teams.  CBS Sports HQ Newsletter Your Ultimate Guide to Every Day in Sports We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. I agree that CBS Sports can send me the "CBS Sports HQ Newsletter".See All Newsletters Please check the opt-in box to acknowledge that you would like to subscribe. Thanks for signing up! Keep an eye on your inbox. Sorry! There was...
    The list of accolades continues to grow for LeBron James, who received his 17th All-NBA selection on Tuesday night. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James collected two new records when he was named to the 2021-21 All-NBA Second Team on Tuesday night. The future NBA Hall of Famer now has a league-record 17 All-NBA selections in his 18 seasons as a professional. He also joined San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan as the only players to make an All-NBA team in their 18th season or later. LeBron James made All-NBA for the 17th time in his career, the most in the NBA history. James is the 2nd player to make All-NBA in his 18th season or later, joining Tim Duncan in 2014-15. Duncan made 3rd team All-NBA that season. pic.twitter.com/0nLjpBfzKA — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 16, 2021 James averaged 25.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.8 assists this season. At 36 years old, he is among the oldest active players in the NBA.LeBron James adds 17th All-NBA selection to impressive resumeRemarkably consistent throughout his career, the only time...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — The snubs continue for Joel Embiid. After being bested by Nikola Jokic for league MVP, the Nuggets’ big man again beat out Embiid for the All-NBA first-team selection. Jokic headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled Tuesday night, but Embiid — who was second in the MVP race — only made the second team. Jokic and Embiid are primarily centers, in the eyes of most voters, and that meant they were vying for that position on the first team. READ MORE: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Calls On Lawmakers To Pass Fairness Act, Preventing Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation, Gender The rest of the first team: Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo (the only unanimous first-team selection) and the Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard at forward, along with Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Dallas’ Luka Doncic at guard. The second team picks, along with Embiid at center, were the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James and New York’s Julius Randle at forward, plus Portland’s Damian Lillard and Phoenix’s Chris Paul at guard. And the third team selections: Utah’s Rudy Gobert at center,...
    Getty Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul. The season ended much quicker for the Los Angeles Lakers than anybody expected. Though injuries are largely to blame for the early playoff exit, the team clearly has big issues they need to solve. Over the last few years, the team has tried to find a legit third star or at least third option behind Anthony Davis and LeBron James. There have been times when certain players fill that role but it hasn’t been consistent. Dennis Schroder was supposed to be that guy this season but he really struggled in the playoffs. Instead of looking for a solid third option, the Lakers could turn their focus to landing a legit third star. With money tight and not many tradeable assets, Los Angeles will need to get creative if they hope to make a splash this offseason. Chris Paul may have just bounced the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs, but some believe that he could want to join his friend LeBron in Los Angeles. Zack Buckley of Bleacher Report says...
    Getty Brad Stevens, then-coach of the Boston Celtics, at a press conference in 2019. Although Beantown basketball fans have been knee-deep in discussion concerning the Boston Celtics‘ head coaching search, new team president Brad Stevens certainly has other fish to fry as well. Specifically, preparing for the 2021 NBA Draft, which will take place on Thursday, July 29. To that end, the team will officially begin the process this week with pre-draft workouts, which will once again be organized by assistant general manager Austin Ainge. In addition to auditioning prospects for their first-round selection at No. 16 overall, Stevens, Ainge and the rest of the Celtics brain trust will be doing their due diligence for potential pick-ups with their second-round choice. And, given the team’s tremendous cap crunch, finding a player at No. 45 overall who can actually challenge for a roster spot should be a big-time consideration for Boston’s decision-makers. Despite having spent his collegiate career in the NAIA ranks, one big man who will reportedly work out with the Celtics this week may fit the bill....
    Getty OAKLAND, CA - MAY 20: Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers (L) and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr stand on stage during a news conference at the Warriors headquarters. The Golden State Warriors have expressed open excitement, optimism and borderline hubris at the idea they will have each member of the team’s original big three back and healthy this upcoming season. But how might they, and the Golden State faithful, feel about the possibility of turning an aging big three into a more youthful big four? The Warriors could get the chance to find out, with All-Star guard Bradley Beal potentially on the market even before the season begins. The Washington Wizards standout scorer spoke to reporters Wednesday night, June 2, following the team’s NBA Playoff exit — a 129-112 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. And while he mentioned no potential future franchise he’d like to play for specifically, Beal also stayed far away from committing to a return to Washington next year. “I haven’t even … we’re not gonna think about that, or even talk...
    Hall of Famer Julius Erving put together his all-time NBA first and second teams during an appearance on the "Posted Up" podcast, and he chose not to include Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James on either one. Erving had Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Elgin Baylor on his first team, and his second team was made up of Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The reason why Erving didn’t include James? "He’s the guy who has led the charge in terms of super teams," he said. "When he put together a team in Miami, he put together a team in Cleveland as well, and he put together a team in Los Angeles. So, he can pick his own team. I ain’t going to pick his team." LOS ANGELES POLICE OFFICER PENS LETTER TO LEBRON JAMES REQUESTING SITDOWN TO TALK ABOUT POLICING For the first seven years of his career, James starred on the Cavaliers, and he was surrounded by little to no talent with players...
    Julius “Dr. J” Erving thinks Lebron James is the king of super teams, which is why he didn’t include the Lakers star on his own “super team.” The Hall of Famer made waves on social media on Wednesday, when he assembled his all-time NBA roster as a guest on the “Posted Up” Podcast with Chris Haynes. Erving’s all-time starting five includes obvious names: Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell. Though, some would argue Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson’s absence. His second team features Jordan, Magic, Larry Bird, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Erving then took it upon himself to explain James’ absence in his all-time roster, as if he knew the backlash was already brewing. “He was a guy who led the charge in terms of ‘super teams’ being put together,” Erving said, noting how James had a role in recruiting talent to Miami, Cleveland and Los Angeles — all of which ended in championships with James leading the way.. “He can pick his own team, I ain’t going to pick his...
    More On: lebron james LAPD cop who wrote open letter to LeBron James snubbed by star Critics rail on ‘woke’ Academy Awards broadcast LeBron James teases return to struggling Lakers LeBron James mocks bar owner calling for his expulsion over police tweet Julius “Dr. J” Erving thinks Lebron James is the king of super teams, which is why he didn’t include the Lakers star on his own “super team.” The Hall of Famer made waves on social media on Wednesday, when he assembled his all-time NBA roster as a guest on the “Posted Up” Podcast with Chris Haynes. Erving’s all-time starting five includes obvious names: Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell. Though, some would argue Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson’s absence. His second team features Jordan, Magic, Larry Bird, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Erving then took it upon himself to explain James’ absence in his all-time roster, as if he knew the backlash was already brewing. “He was a guy who led the charge in terms of ‘super teams’ being put together,”...
    Getty LeBron James with Steph Curry. Despite the fact that Steph Curry is in the midst of an excellent season, the Golden State Warriors have struggled. They are currently the 10th seed in the Western Conference and are coming off an ugly 30-point loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The once-great franchise has hit hard times and it’s difficult to see them breaking through anytime soon. This has lead to rampant speculation concerning what Curry might do in the future. For the longest time, it looked like he would play his whole career in Golden State. That might not be the case anymore. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported last month that LeBron James has already begun recruiting the former MVP To the Los Angeles Lakers. While that sounds like a match made in heaven, not everybody believes that Curry would actually be a fit on a team with LeBron and Anthony Davis. Four-time NBA champion and former Laker John Salley was recently on Vlad TV and gave his thoughts on Curry possibly joining the purple and gold. “I don’t think...
    Getty LaMarcus Aldridge dribbles the ball against Karl-Anthony Towns in a January 9 game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. With just two weeks separating the NBA and its March 25 trade deadline, more and more players are being rumored as available, and a number of them have been tied to the Chicago Bulls. The latest name to take center stage on the NBA rumor mill is 7-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge. ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reported on Wednesday night that the veteran forward and the San Antonio Spurs are working towards an amicable split: Pop on LaMarcus Aldridge: “We’ve mutually agreed for him to work on some opportunities elsewhere.” Aldridge will not be back with the Spurs. — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) March 11, 2021 The 35-year old big has played just three of the team’s last nine games but has shown he has plenty left in the tank to help a team with needs in the frontcourt. Aldridge is averaging 13.7 points, and 4.5 rebounds this season. ALL the latest Bulls news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy...
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