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Wizards’ Bradley Beal becomes first player to score 50-plus points on back-to-back nights since...

Beal finished with 55 points in the Wizards' loss to the Bucks, a night after scoring 53 against the Bulls

NBA free agency rumors: Re-signing Bogdan Bogdanovic will be Kings’ top priority in offseason

Bogdanovic, a restricted free agent, has developed into an important part of the rotation in Sacramento

NBA will pay players their next paycheck on April 1, but nothing set in...

The NBA is paying its players more than it has to, but it still has a ways to go in solving its financial problems

Kemba Walker Ruled Out For Third Straight Game

Kemba Walker has been ruled out for the Boston Celtics' matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Walker will miss his third straight game with a sore left knee.

Brad Stevens said on Sunday that Walker's injury was "not a long-term thing."

Pacers vs. Heat Game 1: Watch NBA playoffs online, Live stream, TV channel, odds,...

This should be one of the most competitive series of the first round

Chris Paul Has No Interest In Becoming NBA Head Coach In Retirement

Chris Paul is often mentioned as the current player who would make the best future NBA head coach. Paul has long been considered a coach on the floor, but he has no interest in the lifestyle of a head coach when he retires.

"No chance," said Paul. "It's the time. I don't want to travel like that. I want to be around the game as much as possible. I watch every game. But I want to be around my kids and family."

Paul will retire with approximately $300 million in career earnings.

Lance Stephenson Looking To Return To NBA

Lance Stephenson is eyeing a return to the NBA, league sources told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

Stephenson averaged 26.7 points and 7.4 rebounds in China last season.

Stephenson is reportedly willing to work out with a team to prove his value.

The 29-year-old Stephenson played 68 games for the Lakers during the 2018-19 season.

Luc Mbah a Moute isn’t a big name, but his return to Rockets could...

Houston needs to defend like it did two years ago, so it brought back one of that team's stoppers

Malik Monk Suspended Indefinitely For Violating NBA’s Anti-Drug Program

Malik Monk has been suspended indefinitely by the NBA for violating the league's anti-drug program.

Monk is in his third season with the Charlotte Hornets and is averaging 10.3 points in 55 games.

Monk's reinstatement will be determined by when he is full compliance with the program.

"The Charlotte Hornets are disappointed in Malik's decision making that resulted in his suspension," said the Hornets in a statement. "As an organization, we do not condone his behavior. However, we are committed to supporting Malik during this time."

NBA playoffs were set to begin Saturday: Current matchups have Lakers, Clippers on conference...

In a pre-coronavirus world, the NBA would have tipped off its postseason Saturday

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Prospects News & Rumors: Caufield, Olausson & Dostal

Montreal Canadiens top prospect Cole Caufield records his second career NCAA hat trick for the University of Wisconsin. A top Swedish prospect for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft records his first career Swedish Hockey League (SHL) goal and Anaheim Ducks goaltending prospect Lukas Dostal leaves Finland to join up with the Ducks for training camp. […]

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