American Basketball News for 23 Nov 2022
Lakers guard Patrick Beverley was ejected for shoving Suns center Deandre Ayton to the floor late in Tuesday's game, actions he said were prompted by Phoenix's treatment of teammate Austin Reaves.
NBA referee Bill Kennedy, who came out as gay in 2015, spoke out in an emotional video Tuesday in response to the weekend shooting that killed five and left 17 others with gunshot wounds at a gay... nightclub in Colorado Springs.
Kawhi Leonard will not face the Warriors on Wednesday night due to a sprained right ankle suffered Monday against the Jazz.
The Golden State Warriors used the second overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft on Memphis product James Wiseman, and so far, he's still finding his way into the rotation. Wiseman hasn't been the pivotal... factor to the aging Dubs lineup as head coach Steve Kerr would've hoped for. With Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and […] The post Steve Kerr Won’t Rush James Wiseman Back: ‘Every Player Needs a Foundation’ appeared first on SLAM.
The Rookie of the Year race is about to heat up. Paolo’s debut. 27 PTS, 9 REB, 5 AST. More on the way. -- SLAM (@SLAMonline) October 20, 2022 After missing seven games with a sprained left... ankle, Orlando Magic's first-year sensation Paolo Banchero is inching closer to a return. Banchero injured his ankle […] The post Paolo Banchero Practices For The First Time Since Suffering Injury appeared first on SLAM.
Tempers began to flare with just under four minutes to go in the Tuesday night game between the Pheonix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers. After Lakers guard Austin Reaves tried to lay the ball up... strong against Suns star shooting guard Devin Booker, Reaves was met with a block from Booker, and it seemed […] The post Lakers and Suns Comment on Heated Exchange Between Deandre Ayton and Patrick Beverley appeared first on SLAM.
The Sacramento Kings defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113-109 on Tuesday for their seventh consecutive victory. The win gives the Kings a 10-6 record, good for third place in the Western Conference.... Sacramento began the season 0-4 but has rallied in a big way since then. They now have the highest offensive rating in the League […] The post Don’t Look Now: the Kings Have Quietly Won Seven Straight Games appeared first on SLAM.
Many fans and pundits expected the Utah Jazz to tank this season for a better draft pick next year. Instead, they're among the best teams in the N.B.A.
Superstar hoopers getting favorable calls can never be disputed. Guys like LeBron James or Giannis Antetokounmpo tend to be the toughest to officiate simply because of their sheer force going to the... rim and their physical stature. Well, Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer has had enough. He’s seen teams resort to fouling The Greek Freak […] The post Mike Budenholzer On Officiating Giannis Antetokounmpo: ‘The League Needs to Protect Him’ appeared first on SLAM.
Via the Houston Chronicle: The slow burn that is Jabari Smith’s rookie season with the Houston Rockets flashed some serious sparks on Sunday night. Houston’s forward and the No. 3 pick in... the 2022 NBA draft tallied 22 points and seven assists in a narrow loss to the defending champions, registering a career-high scoring night …
NBA fans, here’s a question for you: Do you actually know what happened to the Vancouver Grizzlies? Long before the franchise relocated to Memphis and emerged into this year’s exciting... squad, led by superstar Ja Morant, the team was based in Vancouver and had a mix of success and promise, as well as controversy throughout […] The post WATCH: ‘The Grizzlie Truth’ Uncovers What Actually Happened to the Vancouver Grizzlies appeared first on SLAM.
Miami-Dade County has asked a federal bankruptcy court for immediate permission to end its naming rights deal with FTX and strip that brand off the arena where the Heat play.
In a 19-point scoring effort versus the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant went down with a left ankle injury after landing awkwardly on it. The reigning Most Improved... Player had 11 assists in the contest as well. Initial evaluations on his ankle indicated Morant would be week-to-week with a Grade […] The post Ja Morant Set To Return Sooner Than Expected appeared first on SLAM.
In their last four games away from home, the Miami Heat have played without their usual starting five unit due to injuries to Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, and Jimmy Butler. With three of the four losses... coming down to the wire, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra feels the quality of his star players on the […] The post Head Coach Erik Spoelstra Awaits The Return Of Star Players appeared first on SLAM.