Nuggets offseason roundtable: Answering six pressing questions heading into the summer — The Denver Post

The Nuggets are getting close, but they’re not there yet. With a foundation around Nikola Jokic set, where do the Nuggets go from here? Welcome to our offseason roundtable, with Nuggets beat writer Mike Singer, deputy sports editor Matt Schubert and columnist Mark Kiszla answer six pressing questions facing the franchise. 2,531 more words

Nuggets offseason roundtable: Answering six pressing questions heading into the summer — The Denver Post

Source: USA Basketball Doesn’t Expect Steph Curry To Play In Olympics — CBS San Francisco

A reporter for the Associated Press tweeted Monday that the US Basketball Team doesn’t expect Steph Curry to play on the team for the Summer Olympics.

Source: USA Basketball Doesn’t Expect Steph Curry To Play In Olympics — CBS San Francisco

Head Games: Ben Simmons’ Future Uncertain After Playoff Flop — CBS Philly

Ben Simmons backed his way to the basket, spun around Danilo Gallinari for the easy look at the net — an uncontested layup, a dunk — and he passed.

Head Games: Ben Simmons’ Future Uncertain After Playoff Flop — CBS Philly

Celtics swap Kemba Walker, 2021 first-rounder for Al Horford in cap clearing trade — Boston Herald

Brad Stevens, faced with salary cap inflexibility that threatened to handcuff his team over the next two years, broke the logjam with a major trade Friday morning. 334 more words

Celtics swap Kemba Walker, 2021 first-rounder for Al Horford in cap clearing trade — Boston Herald

Nuggets president Tim Connelly wants to “reward” Michael Porter Jr. as potential extension talks loom — The Denver Post

Despite his team’s second-round ouster, Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly was encouraged by the gains his team made in an unprecedented season that also included a devastating injury to Jamal Murray. Like others within the organization, before Murray tore his ACL, Connelly felt the Nuggets could win a championship. Instead, Connelly heads into the offseason with the core of a championship foundation intact, yet a roster still in need of upgrades.

Nuggets president Tim Connelly wants to “reward” Michael Porter Jr. as potential extension talks loom — The Denver Post

Warriors report card: Draymond Green can still anchor a champion defense. Will the Warriors let him? — East Bay Times

Over the next few days, the Bay Area News Group will examine what went right, what went wrong and the biggest offseason questions for each of the Warriors players. 845 more words

Warriors report card: Draymond Green can still anchor a champion defense. Will the Warriors let him? — East Bay Times

NBA Twitter Believes Rick Carlisle No-Brainer To Become Next Celtics Coach — NESN.com

The case of Rick Carlisle is proof of how quickly Twitter works. Minutes after Carlisle confirmed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski he’s stepping down as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, Twitter linked him strongly to the vacant position of Boston Celtics head coach. Woj shared these tweets at 4:07 p.m. ET, reporting Carlisle’s […]

NBA Twitter Believes Rick Carlisle No-Brainer To Become Next Celtics Coach — NESN.com

Lakers’ LeBron James blames short turnaround between NBA seasons for injury spate — Press Enterprise

Amid a potentially devastating day of news in the NBA, LeBron James decided to weigh in from his offseason perch: Moving forward with the 2020-21 season so swiftly after the last one was a mistake. 657 more words

Lakers’ LeBron James blames short turnaround between NBA seasons for injury spate — Press Enterprise

Whicker: Learn to live with NBA injuries – they’re part of the furniture — Whittier Daily News

If you must speak of GOATs, the 2021 MRI championship team would be the all-timer. Kawhi Leonard joins Anthony Davis, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Chris Paul, Jamal Murray, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Jaylen Brown, Joel Embiid and DeAndre Hunter on that esteemed squad of casualties, temporary or otherwise, during the playoffs. We can debate the…

Whicker: Learn to live with NBA injuries – they’re part of the furniture — Whittier Daily News

Report: Damian Lillard, Draymond Green commit to Team USA for Tokyo Olympics — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Damian Lillard reportedly lobbied for the Trail Blazers to trade for Warriors forward Draymond Green.

Report: Damian Lillard, Draymond Green commit to Team USA for Tokyo Olympics — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Clippers coach Tyronn Lue proving as good as advertised at game of adjustments — Press Enterprise

By going small, altering personnel and refining tactics, the coach has helped the Clippers dig out of a hole to even a playoff series at 2-2 – again.

Clippers coach Tyronn Lue proving as good as advertised at game of adjustments — Press Enterprise