Month: December 2020

9:01 AM ET The NBA is planning to roll out an ambitious aspect of its leaguewide contact tracing program by requiring players and many team staffers to wear sensor devices during all team-organized activities outside of games starting Jan. 7, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN. Only Tier 1 and Tier 2 individuals
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11:23 PM ET Becky Hammon made history on Wednesday, becoming the first woman to act as head coach during an NBA regular season game. The San Antonio assistant coach filled in for head coach Gregg Popovich after he was ejected in the first half of the Spurs’ 121-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Popovich
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8:38 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard will play for the LA Clippers on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a mouth laceration on Christmas night. Clippers head coach Ty Lue said Leonard will return against the Portland Trail Blazers after a two-game absence due to the mouth injury suffered at Denver last
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – AUGUST 21: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics (Photo by Kim Klement – Pool/Getty Images) Raheem Mostert’s suffers another high-ankle sprain, season is jeopardy by Braulio Perez Kemba Walker sounds a long way away from getting back on the floor. Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics will once again
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LANDOVER, MD – CIRCA 1984: Head coach K.C. Jones of the Boston Celtics looks on with Larry Bird #33 against the Washington Bullets during an NBA basketball game circa 1984 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. Jones coached the Celtics from 1983-88. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) When will Jordan Love realistically take
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We’re about a week into the 2020-21 regular season and, while it’s still early, there’s been a number of interesting developments across the league. And, here at Basketball Insiders, we’re taking those developments into account as we set out to rank each team within their respective divisions. Yes, most teams have only played between 4-5
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Trae Young called out Grayson Allen on Twitter for allegedly tripping him during Saturday’s Atlanta Hawks-Memphis Grizzlies game. During the NBA preseason, Atlanta Hawks star point guard Trae Young got acquainted with Memphis Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen. And by acquainted, we mean that Young shoved Allen and created a brief scuffle between both teams. The
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 29: Brook Lopez #11 and Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks celebrate a play against the Miami Heat during the first quarter at American Airlines Arena on December 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User
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What was the reason for Russell Westbrook’s sudden trade to Washington? The Houston Rockets finally traded one of their two superstars, flipping disgruntled point guard Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards in exchange for John Wall and a protected first-round pick. Westbrook, much like James Harden has reportedly been trying to do, has been trying
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The Washington Wizards resisted the urge to blow things up and brought in Russell Westbrook to flank Bradley Beal. Here are their five biggest questions for 2020-21. 1. Russell Westbrook + Bradley Beal = ?? WASHINGTON’S GLORIOUS RETURN TO THE POSTSEASON! Yes, the Eastern Conference continues to grow stronger but those bottom-rung playoff seeds are
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The Toronto Raptors are getting an excellent deal with their contract extension for OG Anunoby. Ask a knowledgeable Toronto Raptors fan, and they’ll tell you the same: No offense to Pascal Siakam, but OG Anunoby could very well wind up being the best player on the roster in a few years. If that’s the case,
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12:13 PM ET Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss at least the next three to four weeks with a calf injury. Love suffered a calf strain in the preseason, but aggravated the injury in Sunday’s 118-94 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Cavs said Love will get treatment and rehab the injury, but will
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