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Jaylen Brown revealed during Celtics Media Day on Monday that his summer workouts were fueled by an item from Boston's NBA Finals Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
In updated #Rockets measurements, Jalen Green and Alperen Sengun have put on weight, while Sengun, Kevin Porter Jr., and Jabari Smith Jr. are taller than their past figures.
None of Boston's top players reportedly knew what was going on with Ime Udoka until the news broke.
Chris Mannix and Chris Forsberg explain how the players could respond to Joe Mazzulla and why the team chose to elevate someone with little head coaching experience.
James Harden spoke at Sixers media day Monday about experiencing "dark moments" over the last two seasons while dealing with injuries. By Noah Levick
Brian Scalabrine explains what he anticipates from Celtics interim head coach Joe Mazzulla and whether he is the right replacement for Ime Udoka.
Now, he will see how that translates back onto the basketball court again. After seriously pondering retirement all summer and all but deciding his playing days were done, the 38-year-old guard and forward is coming back for a 19th NBA season after signing with Golden State on Monday. The deal is for the veteran minimum and Iguodala is set to travel to Japan with the team Tuesday for a pair of preseason games this weekend against the Washington Wizards.
Alex Caruso said on media day that he considered changing his jersey number from 6 to honor the late Bill Russell, but the NBA wouldnt allow it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Nothing put a bigger smile on Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer's face than seeing a healthy Kawhi Leonard walking around the team's practice facility. Ballmer hopes to be feeling even better when the Clippers open training camp Tuesday in Las Vegas and Leonard is testing out his surgically repaired knee. ''I'll be participating in training camp and from there just seeing how my progression is, how I feel, what I'm not feeling, is it moving correctly, and just keep going from there and gradually building up,'' Leonard said Monday at the team's media day.
Judging by win totals, it may appear not much has changed for Detroit Pistons. But with young talent-stacked roster, they're ready for a step forward.
“I can bring a lot of things,” veteran big man Boban Marjanovic says of his potential value to the Rockets. “Not just basketball, but in the locker room, too.”
CLEVELAND (AP) When Darius Garland learned about Cleveland's stunning trade, the Cavaliers' All-Star point guard first promised to keep it a secret and then ran around a basketball court in Nashville screaming. Jarrett Allen woke from an afternoon nap, groggily looked at a text on his phone that said ''Donovan Mitchell'' and wondered if it was a dream. Evan Mobley was working out in Los Angeles on Sept. 1 when a stranger told him Mitchell was Cleveland bound.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson said little to temper the expectations of those eagerly anticipating his return to an NBA court. The 2019 first overall draft choice out of Duke - who has missed more games than he's played in his first three pro seasons because of knee and foot injuries - didn't request patience as he re-integrates his unusual combination of size, explosiveness and skill back into New Orleans' lineup for the first time in more than a year.
Patrick Williams says he benefitted physically and mentally from early-morning workouts with DeMar DeRozan in the offseason.
Dan Titus examines the loaded point guard position, breaking things down into tiers to help you prep ahead of drafts.
The Phoenix Suns are looking to trade Jae Crowder and the Boston Celtics are among the teams in the mix to acquire him, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Play-In: The top six teams in each conference, ranked in order by win-loss records, qualify for the playoffs. The teams that finish ranked seventh through tenth play in a four-team, three-game play-in tournament for the seventh and eighth seeds.