The Milwaukee Bucks Are Already Threatening To Move

When Herb Kohl sold the Bucks last year, it was trumpeted everywhere that one of the immutable conditions of the sale was that the new owners keep the franchise in Milwaukee. Yesterday, in a hearing with state and local lawmakers, the team president demanded $250 million plus interest in taxpayer money for a new… » 7/07/15 9:16am Yesterday 9:16am

Report: NBA Players' Union Plans To Fund Retired Players' Health Care

The 2016-17 NBA season will be the first year of the league’s massive new television deal, under which ESPN and TNT will pay $2.7 billion annually to broadcast games. Half of that money goes to the players, and they’re reportedly considering using a small fraction of it to fund health insurance for retired NBA… » 7/06/15 8:40pm Monday 8:40pm

David West Pays $11 Million To Escape The State Of Indiana

At the start of this year’s NBA free-agency period, 34-year-old power forward David West opted out of the final year of his three-year, $36.6 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. Today, he signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs that will pay him $1.4 million. While there are other ways to put it, West just… » 7/06/15 5:18pm Monday 5:18pm

Report: DeAndre Jordan Was Sick And Tired Of Chris Paul

DeAndre Jordan signed a four-year, $80 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks over the weekend, ditching a playoff team for one that’s basically turning over its entire roster. That may seem like a strange decision, but Jordan will have two things going for him in Dallas—a more prominent role in the offense, and a… » 7/06/15 11:07am Monday 11:07am

Predictably, In Just 24 Hours, The Kings' Plans Have Gone Awry

Yesterday the Sacramento Kings made a bad trade. For the privilege of giving away two marginally useful players and thus opening up an additional $13 million in salary cap space, they had to trade to the 76ers last season’s first-round draft pick, a top-ten protected 2018 first-round draft pick, and the right to swap… » 7/03/15 2:18am Friday 2:18am

Lakers Baffled That Free Agents Don't Like Their Bad Basketball Team

I don’t want to keep piling on the Lakers (yes I do), but their failed wooing of LaMarcus Aldridge sounds like the biggest free-agency botch since Kobe Bryant spent a couple hours yelling at Dwight Howard across a conference-room table. And each new detail that comes out is sadder and more hilarious than the last. » 7/02/15 9:11am Thursday 9:11am

Larry Bird And The Pacers Don't Look Great In This David West Interview

David West surprised just about everybody when he opted out of the final year and $12.5 million left on his contract with the Indiana Pacers. Tonight he had an extensive sit-down with longtime Pacers reporter Bob Kravitz, and the upshot of the interview is that the Pacers organization is a low-rent operation, and team… » 7/01/15 11:34pm 7/01/15 11:34pm