nba basketball news rumors hoops articles
InsideHoops Home | NBA Basketball | College Hoops | High School | Streetball | Rucker Park | NYC | Minors | WNBA | World

  NBA NEWS & RUMORS
News
NBA rumors
Media Links
Basketball Blog

  EMAIL & FORUMS
Message Board
Free Email

  SCORES & STATS
Scores NBA Stats
Previews Recaps
Standings NBA Video
Schedule Transactions
  NBA FEATURES
Fantasy Basketball
Power Rankings
NBA Awards Watch
Old Articles
Salaries Free Agents
Interviews Depth Charts
MVP Race Rookie Watch
NBA Draft
NBA Mock Draft



  MORE BASKETBALL
History All-Star
Business Playing Tips
NBA Throwback Jerseys
  SHOP ONLINE
  MORE LEAGUES
Olympics World / USA
Minors Summer
  WEBSITE INFO
About Us Write For Us
Advertise Contact Us
  FOLLOW US
basketball twitter
nba rss feed RSS (of our blog)

Basketball Rumors

 


SHARE THIS PAGE


 








| DAILY

These are basketball rumors from three days ago. For the most recent stories click here.

After reading today's Basketball Rumors talk on the InsideHoops basketball forum where hardcore fans hang 24/7 talking hoops.

NBA Rumors for Thursday, October 16

InsideHoops NBA rumors updated 10:30 a.m. ET. More NBA rumors stories and other news also appears on the InsideHoops basketball blog.

nba rumors LeBron James was asked about his opinion on the matter prior to the Cavaliers squaring off against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, and he said shortening the game isn't the problem. "It's not the minutes, it's the games," James said. "The minutes don't mean anything. We can play 50-minute games if we had to. It's the games that I think we all as players think is too many games in our season. 82 games are a lot. But it's not the minutes, taking away minutes from the game is not going to shorten the game at all. "Once you go out and play on the floor, it doesn't matter if you're playing 22 minutes, like I'm playing tonight, or you play 40 minutes. Once you play, it takes a toll on your body. So it's not less minutes, it's games." Cleveland Plain Dealer

[Dirk] Nowitzki does, however, feel like fewer games would be a good thing for the league, although he understands that the owners and players both need to have the 82-game regular-season schedule to support the massive salary cap and to give teams a fighting chance to be profitable. “I think you don’t need 82 games to determine the best eight in each conference,” he said. “That could be done a lot quicker, but I always understand that it’s about money, and every missed game means missed money for both parties, for the league, for the owners, for the players. I would say that in the mid-60s (number of games) would be enough, which is still a lot of games.” Dallas Morning News

nba rumors The Rockets have not announced any roster cuts, but Akil Mitchell and Robert Covington have not been with the team for several days, officially remaining on the roster long enough for the Rockets’ Development League affiliate to have their rights if they don’t land a place on an NBA roster. Houston Chronicle Blog

The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent guard Yuki Togashi. Togashi (5-7, 143) was most recently a member of the Mavericks’ NBA Summer League team. In his four games, he averaged 5.3 points and 1.3 rebounds while shooting .467 from the field. InsideHoops

The Mavericks’ starting five will make its debut as a full unit in Friday’s preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. “We’re going to play our normal group Friday and we’ll go from there,” coach Rick Carlisle said. It is a certainty that Dirk Nowitzki will not play Saturday against the Indiana Pacers. Nowitzki, who is entering his 17th season, has said that he will not play both ends of back-to-backs during the preseason. ESPN Dallas

Spurs Sports & Entertainment announced today that its Austin-based NBA Development League team has been renamed the Austin Spurs. Formerly the Austin Toros, the NBA D-League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs will share the nickname of its parent club. “The rebranding of the Austin franchise is a terrific opportunity to capitalize on the substantial equity of the Spurs brand,” said Rick Pych, Spurs Sports & Entertainment President of Business Operations. “The name change creates an instantly recognizable link between the two franchises and is a natural progression based on the important role the Austin team plays in the development of young players, general managers and coaches who are on their way to reaching their dream of making it to the NBA.” InsideHoops

nba rumors The New Orleans Pelicans announced today the hiring and promotion of several members of the team’s basketball operations staff. Duane Brooks, who brings over two decades of experience in his field, enters his first season as head athletic trainer with the New Orleans Pelicans after spending the previous 13 seasons as the New Orleans Saints’ assistant athletic trainer. Brooks is responsible for the health care, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, daily training room operations and maintenance of the team’s medical records. InsideHoops

J.R. Smith is this generation’s Dennis Rodman. Just ask the man himself. Rodman, the legendary basketball bad boy known as “The Worm,” tweeted a message Wednesday morning to the Knicks and his former coach Phil Jackson that included a special shout-out for Smith, the sometimes electric and always eccentric shooting guard. NY Post

Warriors center Andrew Bogut wasn’t among the players who attended Game 3 of the National League Championship Series in a suite at AT&T Park on Tuesday. That’s because being from Australia, he didn’t have much of an understanding of the sport. “I didn’t grow up with it,” Bogut said. “I just understand the rules from asking guys the last couple of years. I’m not into games. We have to sit there for six or seven hours. I just can’t do it.” Bay Area News Group Blog

ADDITIONAL RECENT BASKETBALL RUMORS

Today's Basketball Rumors | Yesterday's basketball rumors | 2 days ago | 3 days ago | 4 days ago







MAIN BASKETBALL SECTIONS
Home
NBA
College
High School
Streetball
WNBA
D-League
Basketball Forum
BASKETBALL SOCIAL MEDIA
On Twitter
RSS (of our blog)
On YouTube
On Facebook
On Google+
On Instagram
KEY BBALL SITE INFO
About Us
Contact Us
Advertise
Write For Us

All content copyright © 1999-2014, InsideHoops.com. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
Partner with USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. Owned by InsideHoops Media Inc.