NBA free agents: Team-by-team lists for 2021 and 2022

Who are the NBA free agents to watch in 2021 and 2022? The 2020 free-agent class featured less star power than normal, as the league blitzed through a condensed transaction period featuring the draft and free agency in the same week. The 2021 class has more hype, potentially featuring names such as LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Chris Paul, Paul George, Victor Oladipo, DeMar DeRozan, Blake Griffin, Rudy Gobert and Andre Drummond. Some of those players will agree to […]

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Melbourne United sign star American forward Scotty Hopson

Melbourne United will be “right in the mix” to win the 2021 NBL championship according to coach Dean Vickerman after the franchise signed former New Zealand Breakers forward Scotty Hopson. In a major boost for United’s title aspirations, Hopson has signed a one-year deal after starring for the Breakers last season and leading the club to a host of impressive wins. He was rewarded with a spot in the All-NBL Second Team plus an MVP nomination after averaging 19.1 points, […]

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Gordon Hayward: Charlotte Hornets acquire forward in sign-and-trade deal from Boston Celtics

The Charlotte Hornets have announced they have acquired forward Gordon Hayward in a sign-and-trade deal from the Boston Celtics. Hayward joins Charlotte and the team also receives a 2023 and 2024 second-round draft pick in return for a protected 2022 second-round draft pick, and also creates a trade exception for Boston. OFFICIAL: We've acquired forward @gordonhayward and 2 future second-round picks in sign-and-trade deal. 🙌 https://t.co/qHkCAyZFdT | @HMProperties pic.twitter.com/YpOxfsT9Xh NBA offseason tracker: Trade rumours & Free Agency NBA reveals 2020 […]

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Hayward move to Hornets set via sign-and-trade

The Boston Celtics have traded Gordon Hayward and second-round draft picks in 2023 and 2024 to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for a conditional 2022 second-round draft pick. The sign-and-trade agreement creates a $28.5 million trade exception for the Celtics, the largest in NBA history. Hayward, 30, declined his $34.2 million player option with Boston earlier this month, ending a tumultuous three-year run with the team, then agreed to a four-year, $120 million deal with the Hornets. “We are thrilled […]

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Gruesome infection forces wrestler to have arm amputated as Jimmy Rave retires

Professional wrestler Jimmy Rave has announced his retirement after he was forced to get his left arm amputated. The 37-year-old wrestled for Impact and Ring of Honor during a 21-year career but he has been forced to retire after doctors discovered a gruesome infection in his arm. Rave had to have his arm amputated above the elbow and announced his retirement in a post on Twitter with the caption: "This is the hardest tweet I have ever had [to] put […]

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NBA announces 2020 preseason schedule ahead of new campaign

The NBA has released its schedule for the 2020 preseason, which will tip off on December 11 and conclude on December 19. All 30 NBA teams will play a minimum of two games and a maximum of four games as part of the league’s 49-game preseason schedule. Every team will play at least one home game and one road game during the designated warm-up matches before the regular season gets underway. The 2020-21 regular season will tip off on December […]

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Magnay to fly with Pelicans in NBA

Brisbane Bullets star Will Magnay is headed for the NBA, with the towering centre set to sign a two-way deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. While the Bullets won’t yet comment on the deal, it’s understood the paperwork is currently being finalised, with an announcement potentially coming as early as Friday afternoon. Magnay, 22, has previously spent a year in United States playing college basketball for the University of Tulsa. Under the terms of a two-way deal, Magnay would also […]

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How to watch UK Snooker Championship 2020: TV channel, live stream, full schedule

The UK Snooker Championship sees 128 players battle it out for glory. The event usually takes place at the York Barbican in Yorkshire but snooker has taken up temporary residence at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The defending champion is Ding Junhui, who beat Stephen Maguire 10-6 in last year’s final. “This is very special,” Ding said after his 2019 victory. “It has been two years and I have done nothing but I […]

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NBA free agency: Brandon Ingram agrees to five-year, $158 million deal with Pelicans

After cementing himself as the NBA’s most improved player, Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans showed they remain committed toward fostering that growth. Ingram agreed to a five-year, $158 million max deal to re-sign with the Pelicans, a person familiar with the details told USA TODAY Sports. That person was granted anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the deal publicly. Signings don’t become official until Sunday at noon ET. Ingram joined Ben Simmons and Jamal Murray as the […]

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Ben Simmons’ sister sparks trade speculation with cryptic tweet

Ben Simmons’ sister is finding out how quickly NBA rumour season can spiral. “Can’t wait for trade news on Tuesday…….” Olivia Simmons tweeted out on Monday. That’s all it took to stoke the social media masses as she was flooded with requests for details. Ben Simmons, 24, has been a constant source of trade rumours with the Philadelphia 76ers as his relationship and ability to play alongside fellow star Joel Embiid has been closely monitored. The 76ers have become a […]

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