Celtics mystery identity, Wizards love him with new signing and Shams go 1-on-1

This is the digital version of The Bounce.If you want it sooner, start each day with The Bounce delivered to your inbox. Register here. Tina Turner was one of the most incredible musical icons of all time. Rest in power. Do you feel the heat? Does Boston keep its identity? Something very interesting came to … Read more

Carmelo Anthony Retiring After 19 NBA Seasons: His Legacy On and Off the Court

By David Aldridge, Nick Kosmider and Joe Vardon Carmelo Anthony retired from basketball on Monday, wrapping up a career that spanned 19 NBA seasons and included 10 All-Star Game appearances. Anthony announced his retirement in a video posted on social media. Here’s what you need to know: Anthony is ninth in the NBA all the … Read more

The Blazers and Hornets sit atop the NBA Draft – and could sway it with big decisions

CHICAGO — While the NBA Draft Lottery was the star of the show this week — with its reveal that the San Antonio Spurs won the right to select Victor Wembanyama — the draft continued in its shadow at Wintrust Arena. Team leaders digested the fallout from the lottery, which created a slew of interesting … Read more

NBA Draft Lottery Results: Spurs Land No. 1 Pick; prospects for pistons and rockets after their fall

By James L. Edwards III, Kelly Iko, Alex Schiffer and Jason Quick The San Antonio Spurs won Tuesday’s NBA Draft lottery, locking out the No. 1 pick in the 2023 draft. Here’s what you need to know: San Antonio had a 14% chance of landing the top pick after finishing the regular season with a … Read more

A snobbish All-NBA survey as Knicks and Warriors stay alive

This is the digital version of The Bounce.If you want it sooner, start each day with The Bounce delivered to your inbox. Register here. I don’t think people realize how ridiculously better the TikTok corgi is than us at picking games. Can the champions pick up another win on the road? The Los Angeles Lakers … Read more

The Sixers are 86 against the Celtics, and one final NBA award voting gripe…for now

This is the digital version of The Bounce.If you want it sooner, start each day with The Bounce delivered to your inbox. Register here. Remember the Boston Celtics’ easy march to the NBA Finals after Milwaukee was eliminated? Me neither. Boo-ston Celtics Tatum & Co. near vacation The Boo Birds at TD Garden aren’t common … Read more

NBA moves Finals start times earlier. here’s why

In what will be a win for early risers, East Coast viewers and washed-up parents everywhere, the NBA is moving the start of weekday Finals games forward by half an hour this year. Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Finals is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 1. This is a significant step … Read more

trade news; Paul George trade, analysis, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, five first-round picks, LA Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Kawhi Leonard injury, latest news

Three years on from the Paul George trade and there’s a serious question to be posed – was it one of the biggest overpays in NBA history? Take a deep breath before you read this one. The Clippers sent out an unprecedented haul to acquire George to join forces with Kawhi Leonard and form a … Read more

Josh Giddey triple double, history, record, Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, reaction

In case it wasn’t obvious, Josh Giddey loves playing at Madison Square Garden. Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Brandon Rahbar described it as a “coming out party” for the Australian in his rookie season, when Giddey put up a 28-point triple-double in an overtime win over the Knicks. Now he has done it again. Watch … Read more

Knicks to get look at potential trade target Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

The Knicks’ draft vault is overflowing with first-round picks, but their roster is absent a difference-maker, which has been plainly obvious through a middling, 6-6 start. They did not empty the coffers for Donovan Mitchell. Would they push in their chips for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, an emerging star with plenty of ties to the Knicks? Sunday … Read more