Jimmer Fredette, potential NBA lottery picks Ausar and Amen Thompson among big names participating in 2022 TBT

Jimmer Fredette, potential NBA lottery picks Ausar and Amen Thompson among big names participating in 2022 TBT

Former national Player of the Year Jimmer Fredette and potential top-10 NBA draft picks Ausar and Amen Thompson headline the 2022 field for The Basketball Tournament. The 64-team TBT bracket, which was released Wednesday, features a record 71 players with NBA experience as well as 29 college alumni teams. For the first time in the … Read more

Shaquille O’Neal didn’t want his Shareef to enter NBA Draft

Shaquille O'Neal didn't want his Shareef to enter NBA Draft

Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef O’Neal, attended a pre-NBA Draft workout at the Lakers facility on Tuesday against his father’s wishes. Shaq — whose No. 34 Lakers jersey was retired by the team in 2013 — preferred his 22-year-old son stay in school, but Shareef insists he is ready for the NBA plunge. “We kind of … Read more

Mike Brown introduced as Sacramento Kings coach, ready to embrace winning after lengthy playoff drought

Mike Brown introduced as Sacramento Kings coach, ready to embrace winning after lengthy playoff drought

A day removed from the Golden State Warriors’ championship parade in San Francisco, Mike Brown appeared 90 miles up Interstate 80 on Tuesday, reporting for duty as the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings. “I hope I don’t get in trouble for saying this,” Brown said as he sat next to Kings general manager … Read more

Bradley Beal, Bobby Portis, Nicolas Batum, Lakers, Nets

Bradley Beal, Bobby Portis, Nicolas Batum, Lakers, Nets

One of the top free agents on the market has made a decision regarding his player option. Below is the latest intel gathered by HoopsHype on some of the top names on the free agent market, including Bradley Bealand notable prospects in this year’s draft class like Jake LaRavia. Bradley Beal Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports … Read more

AJ Griffin getting significant Knicks interest

AJ Griffin getting significant Knicks interest

Sitting courtside, AJ Griffin couldn’t help himself. His mind would wander, imagining himself on the NBA court throwing down dunks and hitting long jump shots. He was only in third grade then, tagging along with his father, Adrian, an NBA assistant coach. “Going to the games you see the behind the scenes stuff,” Griffin told … Read more

Shareef O’Neal says he butted heads with father Shaq over entering NBA draft

Shareef O'Neal says he butted heads with father Shaq over entering NBA draft

Shareef O’Neal was barely 6 months old when his father, Shaquille O’Neal, teamed with Kobe Bryant to win the first of three championships together for the Los Angeles Lakers. The elder O’Neal went on to have his No. 34 jersey retired by LA in 2013 and was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of … Read more

NBA free agency 2022 – Latest deals, news, buzz and reports from around the league

NBA free agency 2022 - Latest deals, news, buzz and reports from around the league

NBA free agency doesn’t begin until June 30 at 6 pm ET, but the news is already rolling in from around the Association. Much of the early buzz is coming out of New York, where Kyrie Irving’s contract status has pundits and fans speculating about the future of the Brooklyn Nets’ star point guard. (Irving … Read more

Clippers free agency: John Wall, Andre Drummond and other under-the-radar targets to watch

Clippers free agency: John Wall, Andre Drummond and other under-the-radar targets to watch

The 2022 NBA Draft is Thursday, and when it comes to free agents, what happens with the LA Clippers and their attempts to retain their own has been the priority. That’s especially the case this year, where the Clippers do not have a lottery pick or a first-round pick and will begin the draft with … Read more

Boston Celtics’ Brad Stevens to Jayson Tatum after NBA Finals

Boston Celtics' Brad Stevens to Jayson Tatum after NBA Finals

11:38 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN After Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum had a rough NBA Finals, Brad Stevens had a simple message for his team’s franchise player. “I just told him to go on vacation,” Stevens, Boston’s president of basketball operations, said with a smile during a videoconference call with reporters after Boston’s season ended … Read more