Vocal Terry ready to bring energy for Bulls

Arturas Karnisovas, Bulls president of basketball operations, pointed out that Dalen Terry was the loudest player in the gym when he attended training in Arizona early last season. Arizona head coach Tommy Lloyd said there was a time when he had to tell Terry and No. 6 draft pick Bennedict Mathurin to cool it off … Read more

Could Kevin Durant end up in Portland?

Kevin DurantPhoto† Getty Images Kevin Durant is under contract with the Brooklyn Nets for another year, but based on the plethora of reports and leaks on the extremely fluent Kyrie melodrama and its possible consequences, his employment is volatile. That uncertainty has led to a myriad of options for Durant, but only the Portland Trailblazers … Read more

Josh Green’s incredible rise from the suburbs of Sydney to the Dallas Mavericks shows no signs of slowing down

The NBA playoffs have just concluded with the crowned champions of the Golden State Warriors. Most important points: Australian Josh Green has just completed his second season with NBA powerhouse the Dallas Mavericks Although the Mavericks were knocked out by eventual champion Golden State in the Western Conference finals, Green’s progression was steady and consistent … Read more

Jolly St. Perk, fashion faux pas and more from NBA Draft night

Paolo Banchero (L), Mark Williams (C) and Malaki Branham (R) pose for photos.Image† Getty Images I had last night’s ESPN broadcast of the NBA Draft while cooking dinner, and even with my hands preoccupied with a pot of mac and a big spoon instead of my phone and the internet, I knew Kendrick was going … Read more

Jalen Brunson’s Derrick Rose Connection Could Lead Him To Knicks

Derrick Rose’s worth may be beyond what he can produce on the floor for the Knicks. His very presence could help move their priority into free choice. The veteran guard is yet another link between the Knicks and coveted point guard Jalen Brunson, their bond stretching back to Brunson’s early days in Illinois, when Rose … Read more

The top five picks from the 2022 NBA Draft felt like a sidekick draft

Image† Getty Images The NBA Draft’s 2022 starting grid is exactly what we thought it would be, with a spicy twist. Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren, Jaden Ivey and Keegan Murray blasted off to start the evening. After reports emerged earlier in the day that the Orlando Magic were sinking their hooks into Jabari … Read more

Excessive fan involvement in the footy not ‘fantastic’

It seems counterintuitive to alienate the vast majority of AFL fans who hate forced NBA-style “fan engagement”, but this over-the-top game day trend continues, writes Ronny Lerner. THE LIGHT AND SOUND show that comes with every AFL game these days is not going anywhere, any time soon. So fans better get used to it. Despite … Read more

Sixers trades number 23 for Memphis’ DeAnthony Melton

The Sixers are acquiring Grizzlies guard De’Anthony Melton in exchange for the rights to draft 23rd pick and veteran wing Danny Green, a source told PhillyVoice Thursday night. After many jokes during the week about trying to put the 2018 Rockets back together, Daryl Morey went to fetch another man who was (briefly) inside the … Read more

Pistons pull Ivey at No. 5 and acquire No. 13 pick Duren

DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons suddenly have a dynamic backcourt, giving the three-time championship franchise a chance to restore a little glory. Detroit also made a smart deal to bolster its frontcourt. The Pistons selected Purdue’s Jaden Ivey as the No. 5 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, adding much-needed talent to … Read more