Report: Caron Butler to opt in with Kings for 2016-17

Caron Butler has decided he’d like to spend another year in Sacramento. The 14-year veteran has exercised his player option for 2016-17, which will pay him $1.5 million next season, reports had said he was waiting to see who the Kings would hire as head coach to decide if he’ll play next season. He must have […]

Kevin Love channels his inner Stone Cold after winning first NBA title

Kevin Love celebrated his first NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers a little differently than his teammates in the locker room on Sunday night. Wearing an “Austin 3:16” shirt and a WWE championship belt around his waist, Love channeled his inner Stone Cold Steve Austin by smashing two beers over his head and chugging them […]

Bucks are reportedly shopping Greg Monroe ‘hard’

The Milwaukee Bucks are shopping Greg Monroe less than a year after signing him as free agent, Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops and the Associated Press reports. Sources: Bucks are shopping Greg Monroe hard. He’s owed $17.1 million next season and has a $17.8 million player option for 2017-18 season. — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto)

Buddy Hield: ‘Why not call on me to fill in Kobe Bryant’s spot?’

The Los Angeles Lakers own the second pick in the NBA draft next week, and many have them taking one of two players: Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram. Both are promising prospects, but Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield thinks he can be the guy to replace Kobe Bryant, who retired at the end of last season after two […]

Knicks have reportedly discussed trading for Derrick Rose

The New York Knicks are interested in upgrading their point-guard position this offseason, and sources say they have eyes for the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose. Per Ian Begley of ESPN, the Knicks have had internal discussions about trading for Rose, who will be a free agent after the 2016-17 season. Rose, 27, averaged 16.4 points […]

Cleveland Dairy Queen mocks Stephen Curry

The Cleveland Cavaliers are facing elimination Thursday, with the Golden State Warriors coming to Quicken Loans Arena to try to finish the job of winning back-to-back titles. The Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the Finals last year too, so it comes as no surprise that some Cleveland fans have no love for Warriors point […]

Report: J.R. Smith to opt out of contract, become a free agent

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith will decline his player option for 2016-17 and become a free agent this summer,’s Chris Haynes reported Wednesday. Smith, 30, re-signed with the Cavaliers last September for two years at $10.3 million and was set to earn $5.3 million next season had he opted in. Instead, the 3-point marksman will […]

Report: Bulls would rather trade Derrick Rose than Jimmy Butler

While everyone seems to think the Chicago Bulls are actively trying to trade swingman Jimmy Butler, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports that the Bulls would rather move point guard Derrick Rose instead of Butler. Rose, 27, is entering the final year of his contract, which will pay him $21.3 million next season. And while he […]

Report: Andrew Wiggins will not play for Canada in Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Minnesota Timberwolves guard-forward Andrew Wiggins has officially declined to play for Team Canada in a Olympic Qualifying Tournament next July. In a statement released Friday through his agent, Wiggins cites the need to stay with the Timberwolves and prepare for the upcoming season. The 21-year-old former No. 1 overall draft pick is entering his third season […]

Phil Jackson advised Lakers to take Kristaps Porzingis in the draft

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson revealed at the press conference on the hiring of Jeff Hornacek that he advised the Los Angeles Lakers to take Kristaps Porzingis with the second pick in last June’s draft (via The New York Post). “We knew that [Porzingis] had a lot of talent. We saw that even in the […]

Is hand injury to blame for J.R. Smith’s struggles?

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has been MIA during the NBA Finals. After averaging 12 points in the previous three rounds of the playoffs, Smith has scored eight points in two games against the Golden State Warriors, and he’s shooting 33 percent from the floor and 28.6 percent from 3. It’s not like Smith to […]

Magic Johnson: ‘Showtime Lakers would beat Warriors’

After the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-77 in Game 2 Sunday to get one step closer to winning another title, Klay Thompson said the Warriors, who finished the regular season with a record 73 wins, were better than his dad’s old team, the “showtime” Lakers. Klay Thompson: “We are better than the […]