Killian Hayes Declares For 2020 NBA Draft

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Killian Hayes has submitted paperwork to declare himself eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft. “I am officially declaring for the NBA draft,” Hayes wrote via email. “I have sent in paperwork to the league office and I’m very excited.” Hayes is the No. 10 rated prospect by ESPN. Hayes is averaging 12.0 points and 5.6 …

LeBron James: Long Layoff Not Helpful

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LeBron James, contrary to popular belief, says a long layoff from playing basketball isn’t going to benefit his 35-year-old body. “It’s actually the opposite for me,” James revealed Thursday, adding that the NBA’s sudden work stoppage due to the coronavirus global pandemic halted his building momentum as the postseason approached. LeBron James knows it will …

NBA Reduces Salaries Of 100 Top-Earning League Office Executives By 20 Percent

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The NBA is reducing the base salaries by 20 percent for approximately 100 of the top-earning league office executives. “These are unprecedented times and, like other companies across all industries, we need to take short-term steps to deal with the harsh economic impact on our business and organization,” said Mike Bass, who refused to confirm …

Wizards: John Wall Not Returning This Season

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John Wall began scrimmaging in G League practices earlier this month, but don’t expect him back on the court for the Wizards should the current season eventually resume. Washington’s braintrust maintatins that the plan is for Wall, 29, to suit up in 2020-21 Yes, it’s been over a year since John Wall ruptured his left …

SLAM’s 2020 NBA Mock Draft

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SLAM will be revealing one pick per day. This page will be updated as each pick is announced via our social media channels: @SLAM & @SLAM_HS. Follow along. Each member of the SLAM Fam was assigned a team to pick for. Below are the results + explanations. — GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS: Anthony Edwards (6-5 Guard, …

A Complete Training Guide For Quarantined Hoopers

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As the world responds to the spread of coronavirus, many of us are quarantined at home wondering how to stay in shape and keep our basketball skills sharp. With the help of Irv Roland, who trains professionals across the globe, we’ve got you covered. Roland played Division II ball at Southwestern Oklahoma State and landed …

Shaquille O’Neal: 2002 NBA Finals Were ‘Boring’

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Shaquille O’Neal was bored en route to his third consecutive NBA Finals MVP for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002. The Diesel says Nets center Todd MacCulloch didn’t exactly present him with the greatest of challenges. Lakers, Nets NBA Finals in 2002 was boring says Shaq – https://t.co/730zeH6dM4 “You know what’s crazy? I actually got …