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Jun 26, 2019

Report: Kevin Durant Declines Player Option with Warriors to Become Free Agent
Durant originally joined the Warriors on a two-year deal in 2016.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 26, 2019

Hawks' Allen Crabbe Arrested for DUI on Los Angeles's Sunset Strip
Crabbe was arrested and booked on misdemeanor DUI charges.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 26, 2019

NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant Declines Warriors Option, Evaluating Free Agent Destinations
Stay up to date with the latest NBA news and rumors ahead of the start of free agency on June 30.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 26, 2019

NBA Rumors: Raptors Confident They Will Retain Kawhi Leonard in Free Agency
Stay up to date with the latest NBA news and rumors ahead of the start of free agency on June 30.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 26, 2019

2019 NBA Free Agency Primer: Rumors, Stakes and More Buzz
Will KD and Kyrie team up? Who has the edge on Kawhi? And what are the Celtics doing? With big names, rumors and cap space galore, NBA free agency is going to produce non-stop fireworks this summer.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

Report: Rockets Plan to Recruit Jimmy Butler in Free Agency
Butler would be eligible to sign a four-year, $140 million contract on his way to the Rockets.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes Good on Kobe Bryant's 2017 MVP Prediction
Giannis Antetokounmpo fulfilled Kobe Bryant's challege to him from two years ago.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

Charles Barkley: 'Wherever LaVar Ball Is, There's a Village Missing an Idiot'
Barkley has no interest in discussing LaVar Ball or what drama he could cause for the Pelicans.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

Rockets Act Like Sore Losers on Twitter After Giannis Tops Harden for MVP
The Rockets tweeted out James Harden's resume after Giannis Antetokounmpo topped him in the 2019 NBA MVP race.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

Magic GM John Hammond Has 'No Idea' When Markelle Fultz Will Play
Orlando acquired Fultz from the 76ers during the NBA trade deadline in February 2018

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

Andre Iguodala Says Warriors Put Out His Fractured Leg as a Bone Bruise Last Year
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala revealed that he suffered a fractured leg last year in the playoffs, but the Warriors put it out as a bone bruise.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

Andre Iguodala Believes Mark Jackson Has Been Blackballed From NBA
Iguodala noted conflict between Jackson and Warriors executive Rick Welts before the coach's firing in 2014.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

Iguodala Says Kobe Was Harder to Guard Than LeBron and People Went Wild
Twitter went into a bit of a frenzy when Andre Iguodala said Kobe Bryant was the hardest player he ever had to guard, not LeBron James.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

The Seven Most Intriguing Teams in NBA Free Agency
Will the Lakers grab one more star to help LeBron? Will the Nets or the Knicks strike big with Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving? The Crossover takes a look at the most interesting landing spots for NBA free agents.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

Rudy Gobert: 'I'd Take the Defensive Player of the Year Any Day Over an All-Star Selection'
Rudy Gobert appears to be over his 2019 All-Star snub after he won his second straight Defensive Player of the Year award Monday night.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

Masai Ujiri Plans to Stay With Raptors After Wizards Interest
The Wizards reportedly offered Ujiri $10 million to be their president of basketball operations.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

NBA Rumors: Celtics Are 'Stealth Suitor' for Hornets PG Kemba Walker
Stay up to date with the latest NBA news and rumors ahead of the start of free agency on June 30.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

NBA Rumors: Celtics, Mavericks suitors for Hornets PG Kemba Walker
Stay up to date with the latest NBA news and rumors ahead of the start of free agency on June 30.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

NBA Rumors: Could the Nets Use DeAndre Jordan to Bring Kevin Durant to Brooklyn?
Stay up to date with the latest NBA news and rumors ahead of the start of free agency on June 30.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

Buyer Beware: Five Free Agents to Think Twice About
NBA free agency is right around the corner and big deals will be doled out. But when this is the case, there are often players who might become overpaid. The Crossover is here to provide a fair warning.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

Kyle Lowry's Improbable NBA Journey: From Mr. Stubborn to Mr. Raptor
He didn't see eye-to-eye with his boss after a franchise-altering trade, but Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry kept his cool, cleared the air and four months later helped lead Toronto to its first NBA title.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

Five Big Questions Surrounding Kawhi Leonard's NBA Free Agency
Kawhi Leonard holds all the cards in NBA free agency. Will the NBA champion return to Toronto or will he head home to Los Angeles? The Crossover analyzes these questions and more ahead of his big decision.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

The NBA's Awards Show is Painful to Watch
The Awards show is the NBA at its worst. The timing makes no sense. It's overcomplicated. Was anyone clamoring for this?

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 25, 2019

The NBA's Awards Show Was Painful to Watch
The NBA's awards show is the league at its worst. The timing makes no sense. It's overcomplicated. Was anyone clamoring for this?

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Nike Honors Giannis Antetokounmpo's MVP Award in New Ad
Nike honored Giannis Antetokounmpo with a new ad following the Bucks forward's big MVP win at the 2019 NBA Awards on Monday.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Robin Roberts: 'Make Your Mess Your Message' in Inspiring Sager Strong Award Speech
Robin Roberts won the Sager Strong award Monday at the 2019 NBA Awards.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Wins Second Straight Defensive Player of the Year Award
Gobert is the third active player to win back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year awards, joining Kawhi Leonard and Dwight Howard.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Bucks Mike Budenholzer Wins Coach of the Year at NBA Awards
Budenholzer joins Gregg Popvich and Mike D'Antoni as the only active coaches to win the award on multiple occasions.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Adam Silver Fines Knicks, James Dolan With NBA Reputation In Mind
The NBA's willingness to punish the Knicks signals to players and the NBPA they should regard Silver as an honest broker between teams and players, rather than a more authoritarian, owner/governor-friendly commissioner.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Lakers Owner Jeanie Buss Has '100 Percent Confidence in Rob Pelinka'
Jeanie Buss spoke publicly at the 2019 NBA Awards on Monday for the first time since Magic Johnson's unexpected resignation.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Luka Doncic Wins Rookie of the Year Over Trae Young, Deandre Ayton at NBA Awards
Doncic is the first rookie to average at least 20 points, six rebounds and six assists in a season since Oscar Robertson in 1960-61.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins MVP Over James Harden, Paul George at NBA Awards
Antetokounmpo is just the third player under 25 to win the MVP since 1980.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Trade Grades: Trail Blazers Offload Evan Turner to Improve on the Margins
In a trade that marginally helped both teams, the Trail Blazers shipped Evan Turner to Atlanta in exchange for Kent Bazemore. The Crossover grades the deal.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Stephon Marbury Named Head Coach of CBA's Beijing Royal Fighters
Marbury won three championships in the Chinese Basketball Association after 13 seasons in the NBA from 1996-2009.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Andre Iguodala on Free Agency: 'Nobody is Going to the Knicks, Sorry'
Andre Iguodala just broke the hearts of many Knicks fans.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Blazers Trade Evan Turner to Hawks In Exchange for Kent Bazemore
Evan Turner is heading to Atlanta after three seasons with Portland.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Report: Blazers Trade Evan Turner to Hawks In Exchange for Kent Bazemore
Evan Turner is heading to Atlanta after three seasons with Portland.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Five Big Questions Surrounding Kevin Durant's NBA Free Agency
Is Kevin Durant looking for something new? Does he prefer to re-launch the Warriors dynasty? The Crossover digs into these questions and more ahead of KD's free-agency decision.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Knicks Fined $50K for Banning New York Daily News From Press Availability
The Knicks didn't grant the New York Daily News access to their post-draft press conferences on Friday, June 21.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Los Angeles Continues Kawhi Leonard Recruitment With Two Billboards
Kawhi Leonard will hit free agency this summer and people in Los Angeles really want him there.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

NBA Rumors: Kawhi Leonard 'Seriously Considering' Returning to Raptors
Stay up to date with the latest NBA news and rumors ahead of the start of free agency on June 30.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

NBA Rumors: Warriors Will Discuss Future With Durant, Thompson This Week
Stay up to date with the latest NBA news and rumors ahead of the start of free agency on June 30.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Lonzo Ball Believes The Trade to Pelicans Is 'Good News'
The Lakers dealt the former No. 2 pick to the Pelicans as part of a package for Anthony Davis.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

NBA Free Agency 2019: Top 50 Players Available
The season is over, the draft has come and gone and now it's time for the greatest show in sports: NBA free agency. From Kawhi Leonard to Maxi Kleber, The Crossover ranked the top 50 players available this summer.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

2020 NBA Draft Big Board: An Almost-Too-Early Ranking of Next Year's Class
The 2019 NBA draft is behind us, which means it's time to take a look into the future and rank potential players in next year's class. The Front Office provides insight on the futures of James Wiseman, LaMelo Ball and more.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 24, 2019

Chris Paul: 'I Never Asked for a Trade'
A previous report claimed that the relationship between Chris Paul and James Harden was "unsalvageable."

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 23, 2019

Report: Kawhi Leonard Will Decline Option, Become a Free Agent
Kawhi Leonard will reportedly decline his Raptors 2019-20 player option worth $21.3 million, becoming an unrestricted free agent.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 23, 2019

Josh Smith, Royce White Ejected After Fight During BIG3 League Debut
Josh Smith, a former Piston, did not have a warm welcoming in Detroit.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 23, 2019

NBA Rumors: Lakers Granted Permission to Meet With Warriors Assistant
Catch up on the latest NBA free agency and rumors.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 23, 2019

Danny Green on Raptors' Potential White House Visit: 'Hard No'
President Donald Trump has yet to extend the invitation to the Raptors.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 22, 2019

NBA Summer League Schedule Released: Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett Headline Matchups
The former Duke teammates are slated to square off in Las Vegas on July 9.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

Larry Sanders Living Out His Post-NBA Career in More Ways Than One
Ahead of his BIG3 debut, Larry Sanders caught up with The Crossover.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

Tacko Fall Signs Exhibit 10 Contract With Celtics, Will Debut in Summer League
Fall was not selected in Thursday's NBA draft after averaging 11.1 points and 2.6 blocks per game as a senior at UCF.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

10 NBA Draft Thoughts: Bol Bol's Big Fall, Value Picks, and What to Expect in the Future
The NBA draft has come and gone and The Front Office was there to process everything that went down. Here are 10 big picture thoughts after a wild and surprising night.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

The Night Sekou Doumbouya Became a Piston—and Maybe the Next International Star
The Pistons' first-round pick has mighty aspirations as an 18-year-old from Guinea.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

Rick Pitino Turns Down Greek League Coaching Offer In Pursuit of NBA Job
Pitino led Panathinaikos to a Greek League championship this season.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

Jordan Bone's NBA Draft Party Erupted After He Was Selected in Second Round
This group couldn't be more excited that Jordan Bone is heading to the NBA.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

President Donald Trump to Consider Raptors' White House Visit 'If They'd Like to Do It'
Trump said the Raptors played "phenomenal basketball" in this year's NBA Finals, and he would consider inviting them if the team wanted to visit.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

The Celtics Need to Figure Out Their Timeline, Then Focus on Title Aspirations
The assets that served as trade bait for so long are now living, breathing players the Celtics will need to develop. It might be time for Boston to focus on what it has, center the team around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and find out what they can actually do instead of who else they could become.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

NBA Rumors: Warriors, Nets, Knicks, Clippers 'Significant Considerations' for Kevin Durant
Catch up on the latest post-draft NBA free agency and rumors.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

Pelicans GM David Griffin: Zion Williamson Is Not 'Here to Save This Franchise'
David Griffin added that the Pelicans were still "Jrue Holiday's team."

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

Nets Select Nic Claxton with No. 31 Pick in 2019 NBA Draft
Claxton led Georgia in points per game (13.0) and rebounds per game (8.6) as well as in total blocks (81) and steals (34) during a breakout sophomore season.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Winners and Losers: Grizzlies, Suns and Two Stories for the Pelicans
Which teams owned the 2019 NBA draft? Which ones took the biggest steps back? The Crossover breaks down the biggest winners and losers from draft night.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Winners and Losers: Grizzlies, Suns, and Two Stories for the Pelicans
Which teams owned the 2019 NBA draft? Which ones took the biggest steps back? The Crossover breaks down the biggest winners and losers from draft night.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

Bol Bol Wants to 'Prove Everyone Wrong' After Slipping Into Second Round
The Oregon center was a projected first-round pick, but wasn't selected until the second round.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 21, 2019

Trade Grades: An Extension of the AD Deal, Pelicans-Hawks Swap Shapes Two Futures
The Pelicans made the decision to trade the No. 4 pick, which was an extension of the Anthony Davis deal. The Hawks surveyed the entire chess board and found a way to get the prospect they wanted, while the Pelicans focused on complementing Zion Williamson.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

Tyler Herro Will Drip Too Hard in Miami and It's Going to Be Amazing
The Heat drafted Tyler Herro with the No. 13 pick and it might have been the team's greatest decision since selecting Dwyane Wade in 2003.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: No. 30 Pick Kevin Porter Jr. Reportedly Headed to Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. averaged 9.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists during his lone season at USC.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

Damian Lillard Gives Marvin Bagley the Work on This Diss Track
Marvin Bagley III might think twice about mentioning Damian Lillard's name when it comes to rapping again.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Cavaliers Select Dylan Windler With No. 26 Pick
Dylan Windler helped Belmont qualify for the 2019 NCAA tournament.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

Matisse Thybulle Wishes His Late Mother Were With Him on NBA Draft Night
Thybulle, who lost his mother to cancer earlier this year, kept her in his memory.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Spurs Select Keldon Johnson With No. 29 Pick
In his lone season at Kentucky, Johnson averaged 13.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: No. 24 Pick Ty Jerome Reportedly Headed to Suns
Ty Jerome, a two-year starter at Virginia, helped lead the Cavaliers to the program's first-ever national championship during his final season.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Celtics Select Grant Williams With No. 22 Pick
Grant Williams averaged 18.8 points and 7.5 rebounds for Tennessee this past season.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

Trade Grades: Suns Send Jarrett Culver to Wolves in Head-Scratching Deal
The Suns started NBA draft night by clearing cap room, but it wouldn't be their biggest move of the night, shipping the No. 6 pick to the Timberwolves in a surprising deal.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: No. 20 Pick Matisse Thybulle Reportedly Headed to Sixers
Thybulle earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors twice during his four-year career at Washington.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

Ja Morant Will Not Play in Summer League
The Grizzlies selected Ja Morant with the second pick in the 2019 NBA draft.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

Zion Mania in Full Effect as Pelicans Kick Off New Era
With Anthony Davis no longer in New Orleans, Zion Williamson gives the Pelicans the fresh start they needed heading into the 2019-20 season.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Pacers Select Goga Bitadze With No. 18 Pick
Goga Bitadze is headed to Indiana.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

What Happened to Woj's Thesaurus That Helped Him Describe Upcoming Draft Picks?
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was nowhere near as entertaining on Twitter during the 2019 NBA draft as he was last year.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Magic Select Chuma Okeke With No. 16 Pick
Okeke tore his ACL during Auburn's Sweet 16 win in the NCAA tournament.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

Duke's Williamson, Barrett, Reddish First Same-School Trio of Top-10 Picks Since 2007
Duke is one of just two schools in the modern era to have three top-10 picks in one draft.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Celtics Select Romeo Langford With No. 14 Pick
In his sole season with the Hoosiers, Langford led the team with 16.5 points per game.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Pick-By-Pick Analysis of the First Round
From Zion Williamson on down, we examine analyze and grade the first 30 picks in a trade-heavy 2019 NBA draft.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Hornets Select PJ Washington With No. 12 Pick
Washington averaged 10.8 points and 5.7 rebounds in 27.4 minutes per game last season at Kentucky.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Pistons Select Sekou Doumbouya With No. 15 Pick
Sekou Doumbouya is headed to Pistons.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Hawks Select Cam Reddish with No. 10 Pick
Reddish was part of the strong group of freshmen Blue Devils this past year.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: No. 8 Pick Jaxson Hayes Reportedly Headed to Pelicans
Jaxson Hayes capped off his lone season at Texas as the Big 12's Freshman of the Year.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Bulls Select Coby White with No. 7 Pick
Coby White averaged 16.1 points and 4.1 assists during his lone season at UNC.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: No. 6 Pick Jarrett Culver Reportedly Headed to Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver helped Texas Tech reach the national championship game in 2019.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Spurs Select Luka Samanic with No. 19 Pick
The Spurs selected Croatian forward Luka Samanic with the No. 19th pick in the 2019 NBA draft.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Cavaliers Select Darius Garland With No. 5 Pick
The Cavaliers selected Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland with the No. 5 pick in the 2019 NBA draft.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Heat Select Tyler Herro with No. 13 Pick
Tyler Herro averaged 14.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in his single season at Kentucky.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: No. 11 Pick Cameron Johnson Reportedly Headed to Suns
Cameron Johnson averaged 16.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists last season at North Carolina.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: No. 4 Pick De'Andre Hunter Reportedly Headed to Hawks
De'Andre Hunter helped Virginia win the 2019 national championship.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

Cam Reddish Shows Love to Duke Teammate Tre Jones's Mom Who Is Battling Cancer
Debbie Jones is dealing with cancer, and Cam Reddish wanted to show her some support at the 2019 NBA draft.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

Cam Reddish Shows Love to Duke Teammate Tre Jones's Mom, Who Is Battling Cancer
Debbie Jones is dealing with cancer, and Cam Reddish wanted to show her some support at the 2019 NBA draft.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Grizzlies Select Ja Morant with No. 2 Pick
Ja Morant is headed to the NBA.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

An Emotional Zion Williamson Thanks His Mother After Going No. 1 to Pelicans
The Duke product couldn't hold back the tears after getting drafted by the Pelicans with the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday night.

Sports Illustrated NBA
Jun 20, 2019

2019 NBA Draft Grades: Knicks Select R.J. Barrett With No. 3 Pick
Duke star R.J. Barrett is heading to the Knicks.

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