NBA

  • Don’t freak out over Jimmy Butler declining the Wolves’ contract extension... at least not yet

    It’s exactly what he’s supposed to do.

    immy Butler set NBA — mainly Timberwolves — Twitter on fire when KSTP’s Darren Wolfson reported the All-Star wing declined a four-year, max contract extension in the $110 million range. And to the untrained eye, Friday’s news may be indication that Butler doesn’t want to re-sign in Minnesota after this season. But while that may end up being the case in the end, that’s not necessarily what this all means.

  • Dragic 'disappointed, sad' about Bosh news

    DORAL, Fla. — Goran Dragic got the word he was getting traded to Miami and didn't need long to start envisioning what it would be like to play alongside Chris Bosh.

    That was nearly two years ago.

    And they got a mere 44 games together.

    Getting ready to play without Bosh has become an unfortunate tradition in Dragic's tenure as point guard for the Heat. And with the team set to fly to the Bahamas on Monday for a training camp without not only Bosh but Dwyane Wade as well, Dragic knows his role with the Heat is about to expand in ways he likely could not have imagined.

  • Draymond Green and the Warriors beat 76ers in a thriller, 106-104

    Following their first three game losing streak since 2015, the Warriors finally bounced back...sort of.

    Don’t call it a tale of two halves: it was more of a sandwich.

    Tuesday night, the Golden State Warriors sandwiched a rancid second and third quarter with a sharp offensive first quarter and a delicious fourth quarter. That resulted in a tense, stressful 106-104 victory at Oracle.

  • Draymond Green apologizes for penis picture, says he pushed wrong button

    Golden State Warriors and U.S. Olympic team forward Draymond Green apologized for posting a picture of his penis on social media.

  • Draymond Green doesn't understand why he keeps getting technical fouls for yelling

    Officials are not giving Green the benefit of the doubt anymore.

    Draymond Green has been called for two technical fouls in just five games this season. That seems a little much even for him, since he received 12 during all of the 2015-16 regular season.

  • Draymond Green ends the San Francisco Giants’ “Even Year” reign of terror

    Draymond Green is a hero to Major League Baseball fans everywhere. Also, the Cubs were there.

    With a few days off between pre-season games, Golden State Warriors star and noted Oakland A’s fan Draymond Green decided to take in a ballgame across the bay.

  • Draymond Green gets ejected for freaking out, Warriors handle Kings anyway (109-86)

    After scoring only 47 points in the first half, Golden State goes for 43 points in the third quarter.

    I’m not saying the Golden State Warriors don’t need Draymond Green, but they didn’t need him tonight.

  • Draymond Green is still mad Kevin Hart tied him in a 3-point contest

    Draymond Green and Kevin Hart still have a feud going on. Green went on Conan on Tuesday, and O’Brien had to bring up Hart, seeing as how both of them have histories with the comedian. O’Brien noted that Hart loves to brag about his basketball skills, and Green’s first response was, “He suck.”

  • Draymond Green recorded the 1st NBA triple-double without the points

    Draymond Green is an NBA All-Star for a reason beyond scoring: he contributes to all areas of winning. And the Warriors’ point forward showed why he’s an invaluable piece to a championship organization on Friday during Golden State’s 122-107 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

  • Draymond Green was the star of the 1st-ever NBA Awards

    He also won Defensive Player of the Year!

    Draymond Green won Defensive Player of the Year at the NBA Awards, as many supposed he would. He accepted the award while wearing shorts and a blazer. Let’s just take some time to appreciate him.

  • Dubs face Rockets in finals

    LOS ANGELES—Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors will face the Houston Rockets for a place in the NBA finals after the Western Conference heavyweights wrapped up series wins on Tuesday.

    Curry led the scoring for the reigning NBA champion Warriors in a 113-104 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in Oakland, sealing the best-of-seven series 4-1.

  • DURANT COMPLETES BIG 4 OF THE WARRIORS

    VANCOUVER, CANADA - Kevin Durant, 28,  joining the Golden State Warriors make the most powerful Big 4 of the NBA. The Cavs led by Lebron James can only boast of a Big 3 of him, Irving and Love but not as deep as the Warriors’ Big 4 namely, Curry, Thompson and Green. KD is long, can shhot the treys and can defend and rebound.

  • Durant goes for 38 as Warriors hold off feisty Utah to take 3-0 series lead (102-91)

    The Warriors jumped out early, but the Jazz came back and led by as many as nine in the 3rd quarter before the Dubs wrecked their party

    When the Warriors brought in Kevin Durant, it was for games just like this.

  • Durant jokes assistant coach is only reason he's at Golden State

    Yes, with Kevin Durant on the roster, the Golden State Warriors have potential to be one of the highest scoring teams ever.

    But one of the big reasons Durant joined the Warriors has to do with defense.

  • DURANT SHARP, WARRIORS COME BACK VS KINGS

    SAN JOSE – The turnovers, oh the turnovers.

    That’s what Warriors coach Steve Kerr will talk about, and that’s perhaps the biggest problem the team will spend the next week trying to solve.

    The Warriors committed 15 giveaways in the first half Thursday night and 24 for the game and still posted a 105-96 preseason win over the Sacramento Kings at SAP Center in downtown San Jose.

  • Durant-Westbrook set to become most bitter rivalry in NBA

    With Kevin Durant’s departure to the rival Golden State Warriors and Russell Westbrook’s decision to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder, in which he emphasized loyalty, upcoming matchups between the two are likely to become the most bitter personal battles the NBA has seen since the days of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.

  • Dwight Howard heads to Hornets after one season with hometown Hawks

    The Atlanta Hawks have traded center Dwight Howard to the Charlotte Hornets.

    Charlotte is sending Miles Plumlee, Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick in Thursday's NBA draft to Atlanta for Howard and the 31st pick.

    The trade was made official Tuesday night.

  • Dwight Howard says his back is no longer a problem

    Dwight Howard has never quite been the same player since his back surgery in 2012. As a snapshot, look at his PER the three years before in Orlando were 24, 26.1, and 24.2; the four years since it has been 19.3, 21.4, 19.2, and 18.9. Those are still strong numbers, but not the dominant numbers we had seen in Orlando. He hasn’t looked like a No. 1 offensive option anymore, and he’s also battled knee and other issues that had him missing 52 games the past two seasons in Houston.

  • Dwyane Wade to the Cavaliers? LeBron James' camp 'fairly confident' it'll happen this year

    Wade’s best shot at landing in Cleveland is negotiating a buyout, which will likely cost him some of his $23.8 million salary.

    There’s a good chance that Dwyane Wade will join the Cleveland Cavaliers and reunite with LeBron James in pursuit of another NBA championship at some point this season, Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon said on a podcast with colleague Chris Fedor.

  • Dwyane Wade will sign 1-year, $2.3 million deal with Cavaliers, per report

    Wade will team up with his good friend LeBron James.

    Dwyane Wade has reached an agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers and will sign a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the team Wednesday, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Wade had agreed to a buyout with the Chicago Bulls Sunday and was officially put on waivers by the team Monday.