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Brett Pollakoff

  1. Source on Carmelo Anthony’s free agent decision: ‘If he makes the choice to opt out, I think he’s gone’

    Jun 21, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v New York Knicks

    If Anthony opts out this season as expected, re-signing in New York for max money would hurt the team’s chances of adding star talent around him.

  2. Report: Lakers in talks to trade No. 7 pick for Klay Thompson, as part of deal that would send Kevin Love to Warriors

    Jun 21, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Klay Thompson

    Deal would make sense for the Lakers, but Warriors are trying to acquire Love while keeping the Curry-Thompson backcourt intact.

  3. Report: Dante Exum, Marcus Smart to work out for Sixers this weekend

    Jun 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Dante Exum

    With the draft less than a week away, the Sixers are bringing in additional top prospects for workouts to plan for how things may fall in relation to Embiid’s injury.

  4. Report: Rockets have moves ready for Asik/Lin trades, but want to keep them if they can’t get Carmelo or LeBron

    Jun 21, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

    Jeremy Lin, Omer Asik

    Houston is reportedly a step ahead, just in case LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony become available in free agency.

  5. Report: Lakers would consider drafting Joel Embiid if he falls to seven

    Jun 20, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT

    Joel Embiid

    Embiid will be a risky pick for a lot of teams given his injury history, but the Lakers are in a position to take that gamble if he happens to be available when they’re on the clock.

  6. Andray Blatche opts out as expected, becomes unrestricted free agent

    Jun 20, 2014, 9:01 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Brooklyn Nets

    Blatche will likely receive better offers elsewhere than he will from Brooklyn this summer.

  7. Spurs owner Peter Holt takes a shot at Phil Jackson

    Jun 20, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

    Peter Holt

    Spurs owner fires back at Phil for all those years of ‘asterisk’ talk regarding the 1999 title.

  8. 2014 NBA Draft Preview: L.A. Lakers

    Jun 19, 2014, 10:44 PM EDT

    James Worthy

    Lakers don’t have any assets to trade along with the seventh overall pick, so they’re going to have to use it.

  9. NBA logo will move to back of jerseys for 2014-15 season

    Jun 19, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

    jefferson hornets

    Ads on NBA jerseys are coming, and this is just one more step in that process.

  10. Kobe Bryant says he’s ‘100 percent’

    Jun 19, 2014, 12:29 AM EDT

    Soccer: Women's Friendly-USA vs China

    Kobe is in Brazil for the World Cup, and says he’s healthy and ready to go for next season.

  11. Nick Young willing to take a hometown discount to stay with Lakers

    Jun 18, 2014, 11:31 PM EDT

    Nick Young

    Nick Young wants to stay with the Lakers, but it’s unclear if the team will come through with a multi-year deal to retain his services.

  12. Gregg Popovich appears to poke fun at LeBron, Heat during Spurs championship parade (VIDEO)

    Jun 18, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT

    popovich

    Popovich counts off his championships: “Not one, not two, not three …”

  13. Julius Randle believes a team might have planted the story about him needing foot surgery

    Jun 18, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT

    Julius Randle

    Randle maintains that his foot his fine, and won’t require surgery.

  14. 2014 NBA Draft Preview: Philadelphia 76ers

    Jun 17, 2014, 11:36 PM EDT

    brett sam hinkie 21

    Sixers have seven picks in this summer’s draft.

  15. Report: Kyle Lowry, Miami Heat have ‘mutual interest’

    Jun 17, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Portland Trail Blazers

    Miami would need LeBron, Wade and Bosh all to opt out and take significantly less money to afford what Lowry will cost in free agency.

  16. 2014 NBA Draft Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jun 17, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT

    David Griffin

    With the number one overall pick, the Cavaliers have no shortage of options.

  17. Sixers apologize for treatment of media during Andrew Wiggins pre-draft visit

    Jun 17, 2014, 7:27 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Police asked media to leave, and Wiggins was escorted from the workout facility out the back door.

  18. With LeBron’s free agent decision looming, Heat try to appreciate what was accomplished

    Jun 16, 2014, 1:05 AM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Game Five

    LeBron deflected questions about his impending free agent decision, while the Heat tried to maintain perspective by appreciating their run to four straight Finals appearances.

  19. Spurs dominate Heat one last time, run away with Game 5 to win 2014 NBA title

    Jun 15, 2014, 10:59 PM EDT

    LeBron finishes with 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. But it wasn’t nearly enough.

  20. Boris Diaw was once one of the game’s great athletes

    Jun 15, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Game Four

    Great story of Diaw showcasing his leaping ability in the early days of his career.

  21. Report: Amar’e Stoudemire to decline early termination option, will return to Knicks next season

    Jun 15, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v New York Knicks

    Did anyone believe Stoudemire would leave $23 million on the table at this point?

  22. LeBron James, on Heat trying to make history by coming back from a 3-1 Finals deficit: ‘Why not us?’

    Jun 14, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    LeBron knows the odds. But he was relaxed about the situation at Saturday’s media availability, and seems to be keeping things in their proper perspective.

  23. Dwyane Wade says health was not a factor in poor Game 4 performance

    Jun 14, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade

    Wade insists that health-wise, he’s fine: “Last year I was on one leg and did all right,” he said.

  24. Kawhi Leonard on being mentioned as a possible Finals MVP: ‘It doesn’t mean nothing to me’

    Jun 14, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Practice Day And Media Availability

    Leonard’s emotionless, team-first demeanor is a perfect match for the Spurs.

  25. Duncan, Parker enjoy reminding us that people have been saying the Spurs were done for ‘seven or eight years’

    Jun 14, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Game Four

    The Spurs have been counted out many times during their current streak of making the playoffs in 17 straight seasons, and Duncan and Parker seem to get a kick out of that.

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