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31 August 2016
How Jahlil Okafor proves his worth to 76ers Former NBA player Eddie Johnson tells us what Jahlil Okafor needs to do to improve on his rookie season. Check out this story on Former NBA player Eddie Johnson tells us what ...
30 August 2016
The Sixers solidified their backcourt and added a veteran presence in their locker room with three offseason signings, writes Bobby Marks of The Vertical. Entering free agency with $54MM in cap space, the team spent most of it on shooting guard Gerald Henderson and point guards Jerryd Bayl…
28 August 2016
Pleiss is guaranteed $3 million this season.
27 August 2016
You can remove Sam Hinkie from Philadelphia, but you can’t pull the 76ers out of The Process. Not immediately, at least. Hinkie slashed payroll so drastically, a spending spree that included Jerryd Bayless, Gerald Henderson and Sergio Rodriguez still left the 76ers with more cap space than the…
26 August 2016
Though he'll obviously never be mistaken for his older brother, Seth Curry showed he belongs in the NBA last season, emerging as a contributor for the Kings late in the season. He averaged 6.8 points per game overall while shooting the ball well overall, and he even averaged 16.4 points and 5.3 assi…
24 August 2016
After receiving the honor of being drafted with the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram will be noted as being the last first round pick in his class to sign with his team. For exactly two months, Ingram’s ...
24 August 2016
On Monday evening, Shams Charania and The Vertical reported that the Los Angeles Lakers would be signing Brandon Ingram‘s rookie deal the following day and that is exactly what happened early Tuesday morning. Rocking a clean white Adidas tee, the Lakers ...
24 August 2016
As noted by SportsCenter, Irving is now one of four players ever to win an NBA title and Olympic gold medal in the same season. The other three? Just some guys named LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
21 August 2016
With Kevin Durant going to Golden State, there's a massive hole to fill at small forward for the Thunder. Will Kyle Singler or Josh Huestis step up? The two have been working out together this summer, as evident by a video tweeted out by @okcthunder on Thursday.
19 August 2016
Oklahoma City's Kyle Singler tries to save a ball from going out of bounds during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Oklahoma City. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman With Kevin Durant going to…
19 August 2016
The Milwaukee Bucks are hoping for big things on the court from Jabari Parker this season. He's hoping to accomplish even bigger things off it.
18 August 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When he wakes up in the morning, Kyrie Irving first looks at the scar stretching across his left knee, an enduring symbol of his journey over the past year. It's been quite a climb. "It's crazy to see how it's worked out," he said.
16 August 2016
Team USA Basketball did not play its best on Sunday. The team full of NBA stars won by three points for the second straight game. This time, edging out France, 100-97. That being said, get a load of this alley-oop pass from Kyrie Irving. Irving received an ...
14 August 2016
There's no better way to start a lazy August day than with some video of Jabari Parker assaulting rims, right? Check the video above for some fun pickup footage of Jabari hammering dunks at his recent basketball camp...and then dream of him doing that in games that count starting on October 26. In o…
12 August 2016
There is still a sense around the league that the Sixers will want to move a big man, likely Nerlens Noel. Philadelphia’s dream future is Joel Embiid at the five and Ben Simmons as a point-forward at the four, surrounded by quality shooters. Plus they want to fit Dario Saric in that mix. With…
11 August 2016
Irving originally said that to ESPN's Marc Stein, but not much context was provided. He then took to Snapchat to elaborate on his comments: "There was a statement released earlier that I thought that an NBA championship and a gold medal were the same thing.
11 August 2016
A mess is the best way to explain last season for the Sacramento Kings. But under that mess, there was a pleasant surprise that appeared which was Seth Curry.
8 August 2016
USA Basketball enters the Rio Olympics as a heavy, heavy favorite to take home gold despite not having some of the top-shelf American talent like LeBron James or Stephen Curry at the Games. "I don't know ... nothing," Irving said, after taking time to ponder.
5 August 2016
Ahead of the Olympics fully kicking off, President Barack Obama was given a Team USA jersey. And it's the best possible one because it's NBA champion point guard Kyrie Irving's No.
5 August 2016
Because he was born in Australia, Kyrie Irving had a choice: to play for Team USA or to play for the Australian team in international play. Considering that the Americans are loaded with talent, Irving could have reasonably played for Australia without looking back.
5 August 2016
In a new Kids Foot Locker ad, Irving and a young fan FaceSwap using Irving's phone and the two actually end up switching faces and whole bodies. Irving's a good fit for Kids Foot Locker.
5 August 2016
You can find an overwhelming amount of numbers regarding the game of basketball. But what do they all mean? How important is each one? How do they relate to each other? I'll explore the answers to questions like these in this weekly column, along with other statistically-oriented topics.
3 August 2016
It has been a good year for Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. He's rebounded from a scary knee injury in last year's playoffs, became a father, had a signature moment on the game's biggest stage and put to rest all of those hot takes about whether or not the Cavs were better off without…
2 August 2016
On today's episode of Locked on Cavaliers, the shoe looks at how Kyrie Irving will play at the 2016 Olympics. On today's show, host Chris Manning is joined by Daniel Rowell of Fear the Sword and Hardwood Paroxysm to talk about what's ahead for Kyrie Irving at the 2016 Olympics and where his star wil…
2 August 2016
Kyrie Irving co-lead Team USA with 13 points in the American's 80-45 win vs. Venezuela on Friday night in Chicago. Irving finished 4-7 from the field and went 1-2 from three to go along with one assist.
30 July 2016
Kyrie Irving only scored one basket in Team USA's 107-57 exhibition win against China, which came off of a fast break in the first quarter. He added four rebounds and four assists.
27 July 2016
On today's episode, host Chris Manning is joined by Complex News Editor Chopz to talk about the summer of Kyrie Irving and about the possibility of Larry Sanders joining the Cavs. You can read Chopz' interview with Irving here and his piece on Sanders here. and on Stitcher.
26 July 2016
The Celtics were reportedly interested in Jahlil Okafor, but they aren’t willing to give up much. You know where that leads. Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald: It’s possible the Celtics and Philadelphia could revisit talks for Jahlil Okafor, but, according to sources, those talks a…
25 July 2016
Team USA rolled again yesterday in beating China 106-57 in an exhibition showdown and the Americans don't look like they are anything less than a favorite to win gold at the 2016 Olympic Games. A big part of Team USA's play was again Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving.
25 July 2016
On Sunday, the Americans beat China 106-57 in a exhibition match at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Cavs guard Kyrie Irving scored 10 points on 4-6 shooting to go along with 4 assists.
25 July 2016
With just seconds left before the half, Irving blew by Zou Yuchen with a nasty crossover and got to the rim before finishing a sick layup off the glass.
25 July 2016
After spending three seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers , Matthew Dellavedova , who was the Cavaliers primary facilitator off the bench, inked a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, leaving the backup point guard position vacant. There are plenty of candidates for the position, but one name that has gon…
24 July 2016
Kyrie Irving and the rest of Team USA started off their exhibition tour last night against Manu Ginobli and rest the Argentinian National Team. It played out as you might expect.
23 July 2016
This deal wouldn't be good for Sixers, either.
22 July 2016
Los Angeles Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram says it was a “surreal” experience getting to play against Kevin Durant, talks Team USA and Gregg Popovich. Watch the interview below.
22 July 2016
We’re nearly three weeks removed from the start of 2016’s free agent period, and more and more of the deals agreed to in the first half of July are now official. In some instances, the full details of those contract agreements weren’t reported initially, but Eric Pincus of Basketba…
19 July 2016
It's going to be interesting to see how all the pieces fit together.
16 July 2016
The Philadelphia 76ers have signed international prospect Dario Saric two years after they acquired his rights on a draft-night deal.
15 July 2016
There’s an obvious reason Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor have come up so frequently in trade talks. The 76ers have too many big men. With Joel Embiid — who might finally be healthy — Philadelphia has three highly touted young centers. Sliding one to power forward is untenable…
13 July 2016
JULY 9, 7:23pm: The signing is official, the team announced in a press release. JULY 5, 10:27am: The Sixers have reached an agreement with another free agent guard, according to Chris Haynes of, who reports (via Twitter) that the team will sign Gerald Henderson. The 76ers and Henderson…
10 July 2016
Owing more than $14 million, Christian Laettner has been asked to voluntarily file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
6 July 2016
While the NBA free agency period consumes the attention of the basketball world, many free agents and rookies will competing in the NBA Summer League. The NBA Summer League consists of three separate leagues: Orlando Pro Summer League, Utah Jazz Summer League, and Las Vegas Summer League. Summer lea…
1 July 2016
Over the years, under John Calipari, Kentucky has often been referred to as an NBA D-League team because of “how many guys they get drafted into the NBA.” But how does where they were ranked coming into college compared to where they were drafted? Does being one of the top ranked pl…
29 June 2016
A lot of teams are interested in Barnes. Yes, they saw his Finals performance.
28 June 2016
With the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the LA Lakers selected Duke guard Brandon Ingram. Ingram, 6-foot-9, 197-pounds, joins fellow lottery picks Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell to form a nice young trio for the Lakers in the post Kobe Bryant era. He gives the Lakers a versatil…
23 June 2016
Next season, along with Ben Simmons (and whoever else they pick up in the draft), the Sixers could unveil rookie Joel Embiid. Finally. Hopefully. Embiid was the No. 3 pick of the 2014 draft, and had it not been for foot issues he might have gone No. 2 behind Andrew Wiggins (and in front of [……
21 June 2016
The 76ers got Ben Simmons to work out for them after he planned not to. How? Chris Haynes of This morning Philadelphia 76ers informed camp of Ben Simmons he would be taken No. 1 in NBA Draft, league sources tell @clevelanddotcom. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 21, 2016 This…
21 June 2016
Here are some reactions from former and current Blue Devils of the thrilling and breathtaking Game 7 of the NBA Finals: There's only 1 King. S/o to big bro kyrie too — Justise Winslow (@IAmJustise) June 20, 2016 Do you get a ring for playing preseason with the NBA Champions?!?! 😁ԅ…
20 June 2016
Chad Ford did an online chat today about the upcoming NBA Draft. One of the questions in particular was focused on Brandon Ingram: Q. Wondering about Brandon Ingram from Duke. How big of a concern is his upper body strength or his bulk, or is that not really a concern after what Kevin Durant has &he…
18 June 2016