Tag: NBA

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry helps teammate Pascal Siakim. (Image: Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty)

Southbound: Toronto Raptors to Start Next NBA Season in Tampa Bay

Say hello to the Tampa Raptors! The Toronto Raptors will begin the 72-game 2020-21 NBA season in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Canadian government installed travel restrictions during the pandemic, forcing the Raptors to scramble to find a temporary home base in the United States. Canada requires all traveling parties to […]

Montrezl Harrell will not have to move to switch teams from the Los Angeles Clippers to the LA Lakers. (Image: John Hefti/USA Today Sports)

Lakers Sign Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell, Title Odds Now 3/1

The Los Angeles Lakers added key upgrades to the team while in pursuit of defending their championship, signing Montrezl Harrell, the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year after luring Trez away from crosstown rivals, the LA Clippers. Harrell, 26, has the rare opportunity to change teams without having to […]

New York Knicks fans at Madison Square Garden embarrassed about their losing ways. (Image: Jonathan Bachman/AP)

Theme from the Bottom: Knicks, Cavs, Hornets Lowest NBA Win Totals

When oddsmakers released win totals for the upcoming 72-game NBA season, three teams were lumped at the bottom of the list with the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Charlotte Hornets as the projected worst teams in the NBA next season. Now that the 2020 NBA Draft is complete, can […]

Jrue Holiday, ex-New Orleans Pelicans star, will join the Milwaukee Bucks in a trade. (Image: Suzanne Greenberg/Getty)

Milwaukee Bucks Acquire Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic in Trades

In an attempt to bolster the lineup around the Greek Freak, the Milwaukee Bucks acquired Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans in a trade for Eric Bledsode, George Hill, and three first-round draft picks. The Bucks also made a trade with the Sacramento Kings to acquire sharpshooting swingman, Bogdan […]

Russell Westbrook celebrates during a Houston Rockets game in late 2019. (Image: Peter Carini/Getty)

RWB at MSG or CLT? Russell Westbrook Knicks and Hornets Trade Rumors

Houston, RWB has a problem. Russell Westbrook, a 9-time All-Star, wants the Houston Rockets to trade him and the short list currently includes the New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic, and Detroit Pistons. Westbrook averaged 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game with the Houston Rockets last […]

Will Another NBA Bubble Season Benefit the Lakers? Oddsmakers Say Yes

Will Another NBA Bubble Season Benefit the Lakers? Oddsmakers Say Yes

The LA Lakers Thursday became the first team to announce some of their upcoming regular-season protocols, including playing the entire season in a modified bubble at the Staples Center. They are also the odds-on favorite to win the 2020-21 season and prove their 2020 bubble championship was no fluke. When […]

Potential lottery pick Anthony Edwards playing for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2019. (Image: Joshua L. Jones/AP)

2021 NBA Draft No. 1 Pick Odds: Anthony Edwards or LaMelo Ball First?

Who will the Minnesota Timberwolves select #1 in the upcoming NBA Draft? DraftKings updated their odds on which player will become the #1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft with Anthony Edwards (-152) and LaMelo Ball (+135) leading the way. Last season, Zion Williamson went #1 in the NBA Draft. […]

Greek Freak and the Milwaukee Bucks top the NBA win totals for next season. (Image: Getty)

NBA Win Totals: Bucks, Lakers, Celtics Top 3 in 72-Game Season

Oddsmakers at the Westgate SuperBook released win totals for the upcoming NBA season and the Milwaukee Bucks have the highest number at 49.5 wins, while the defending champion LA Lakers are right behind with 46.5 wins, along with the Boston Celtics. The next NBA regular season will only consist of […]

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks could win the MVP in his third NBA season. (Image: Jason Miller/Getty)

Triple-Double Machine Luka Doncic Favorite to Win 2021 NBA MVP

The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas released MVP odds for the 2021 NBA regular season and the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic is the current favorite at 5/1 odds. The Greek Freak is right behind him at 6/1 odds to win a third-straight MVP award. LeBron James hasn’t won a regular-season […]

Stan Van Gundy become the next head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans. (Image: Adam Hunger/AP)

NOLA SVG: New Orleans Pelicans Hire Stan Van Gundy

Everyone in the Big Easy finally has an answer to the burning question: who will coach Zion Williamson next season? The New Orleans Pelicans ended their exhaustive search for a head coach by hiring Stan Van Gundy. Yes, get ready for SVG in NOLA. Van Gundy coached 11 full seasons […]

Ty Lue during an LA Clippers practice inside the Disney Bubble. (Image: Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty)

LA Clippers Hire Ty Lue, Now 4/1 Odds to Win 2021 NBA Title

The Los Angeles Clippers promoted Ty Lue from assistant coach to head coach to fill the vacancy after Doc Rivers departed LA. Lue, a former NBA point guard out of Nebraska, won two titles as a player with the LA Lakers at the turn of the century. With the addition […]

The Los Angeles Lakers celebrate winning the 2020 NBA Championship after defeating the Miami Heat in six games. (Image: AP)

LA Lakers Win 2020 Championship, LeBron James NBA Finals MVP

In just his second season in Los Angeles, LeBron James guided the Lakers to an NBA championship. The Lakers knocked off the Miami Heat in six games after a blowout victory in Game 6. LeBron posted a triple-double in Game 6 with 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists. In […]

Anthony Davis of the LA Lakers guards Jimmy Butler from the Miami Heat in Game 4. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

NBA Finals Game 6 Preview: Do-or-Die Again for Miami Heat

The Los Angeles Lakers are still one win away from an NBA championship, but those pesky Miami Heat already won one elimination game and face another one in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Jimmy Butler unleashed a 35-point triple-double to boost the Heat to a victory in Game 5. […]

Anthony Davis of the LA Lakers attempts to block Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler in Game 4. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

NBA Finals Game 5: Miami Heat Do or Die, Lakers on Cusp of Title

The Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from the NBA Championship heading into Game 5 of the NBA Finals, whereas the Miami Heat are on the brink of elimination after falling behind 3-1. The Lakers are seeking their first title since they knocked off the Boston Celtics in the […]