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David Stern, Nat Clifton, Guy Rodgers, Slick Leonard and Sarunas Marculionis were elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday.
Despite being booed at numerous NBA Drafts, David Stern is responsible for making the NBA the great game it is today. Slick Leonard was the coach of the ABA's Pacers for 12 seasons, Nat Clifton played for the Knicks in the 1950s, Guy Rodgers led the NBA in assists for two seasons in the 1960s, and Sarunas Marculionis played for four NBA teams in the 1990s. It's not the greatest class the NBA has ever seen, but it's nice to see a variety of guys make it in this year. Feb 14 - 3:55 PM

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The NBA Players Association and league officials are no closer to agreeing upon an HGH testing policy.

Commissioner David Stern is losing hope to have the HGH testing policy in place for this coming season. According to the panel selected by the NBA and the NBAPA, the two sides are still discussing the proper establishment of baseline levels, the reliability of blood screening for HGH, and disciplinary procedures.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 10:16:00 AM

The NBA is currently figuring out the best way to incorporate human-growth hormone (HGH) and performance-enhancing drug (PED) testing as part of its drug-testing program.

"We’ve been actively working to understand the situation and to the extent possible to learn what is being uncovered by MLB’s investigation," NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said. "We are not aware of any involvement by NBA players." Reports surfaced in late July that some NBA players may have been involved in the Biogenesis scandal that has plagued MLB, but nothing has come to light and the league says their findings contradict the report. Silver said both owners and players are in agreement in regards to more testing to create a level playing field.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 09:40:00 AM

The Knicks and Nets are expected to share the 2015 All-Star weekend, but it's unclear which arena will host Sunday's game.

New York hasn't hosted the All-Star weekend since 1998, when the game was played in MSG. Since then, the World's Most Famous Arena has undergone a $1 billion renovation and the Nets moved to Brooklyn to play in the brand-new Barclays Center. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver said whichever team doesn't host Sunday's game would host Saturday's event-filled night, including the 3-point contest and the dunk contest. Silver did say the teams are working together to figure out specifics, but knowing the recent history of these two teams, we imagine neither wants to give up the high-profile event Sunday to the other arena.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 10:03:00 AM

Soon-to-be commissioner Adam Silver said he wanted the NBA to have a harder salary cap on Wednesday.

"I would say it’s no secret that we went into collective bargaining seeking a hard cap," Silver said. "So, for the long-term health of the league, we would rather do more to level the playing field among our teams, so the teams that have disparate resources are all competing with roughly the same number of chips so to speak." Unlike the NFL, teams can go over the salary cap with things like exceptions and minimum deals. It's given some teams like the Nets and Heat the ability to sign three players to max deals while filling out their rosters. The league does have luxury tax penalties and the Nets, for instance, are expected to have a whopping $87 million luxury bill.
Source: NY Post
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 09:42:00 AM

The NBA will announce the schedule for the upcoming season on August 6.

There will be an NBATV special at 6 p.m. EDT. The league will likely have a number of Miami games on Thursday and they will likely put Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard in the spotlight. Those players also have a great shot of being in action on Christmas, along with Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul and the new-look Nets. We'll be breaking down the schedule in our NBA Draft Guide for all sorts of fantasy formats.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Steve Mills is expected to be the most likely next head of NBPA to replace Billy Hunter, according to Zach Lowe of Grantland.com.

There has been some talk of guys like Isiah Thomas and Stu Jackson taking over, but Mills makes the most sense. In fact, Lowe said that some people inside the league see it as a foregone conclusion that Mills will take over. Mills was the former president of Madison Square Garden and his name has been at the top of the list since May.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 10:32:00 AM

Porter Fischer, the former Biogenesis of Miami clinic employee, said he and associates have identified athletes from the NBA.

The report adds that there aren't any big names linked to the case. Fisher said that during his time with Biogenesis the amount of players involved was far more than people realize. The performance-enhancing drug case in baseball has come to the foreground with Ryan Braun being suspended and as many as 25 MLB players also being implicated. The current rules in place for the NBA have a first PED offense resulting in a 20-game suspension. A second violation is 45 games, then a third will cause banishment from the league. Stay tuned.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 02:08:00 PM

The NBA voted to expand replay to include blocking and charging calls starting with the 2013-14 season.

The reviewable plays will be limited to those that occur in the no-charge zone. The league declined to expand its anti-flopping rules and policies before next year, which means there will be no increase in fine amounts. Commissioner David Stern also said an agreement on HGH testing has been delayed while the players' association searches for a new executive director.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 09:08:00 PM

Rod Thorn will replace Stu Jackson as the NBA's head of basketball operations.

Jackson reportedly didn't have a place in the league office under commissioner-in-waiting Adam Silver. Thorn, meanwhile, had been an adviser for the Sixers, but that was before they hired new GM Sam Hinkie. Jackson reportedly would like to get back into working with a team.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 06:52:00 PM

The NBA announced Tuesday night the salary cap for the 2013-14 season will be set at $58.679 million.

The league also set the luxury tax level at $71.748 million next season. Both numbers are slightly higher than normal, although neither should really alter what's left of the free-agent market.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 10:38:00 PM

The NBA is exploring the idea of moving the draft back one week.

The reason for pushing in back would be to allow the NBA to showcase the draft. There was just one week between Game 7 of the NBA Finals and last night's draft, so it makes some sense. What's more, free agency starts on July 1 and the NBA takes barely any time take a vacation. If it does get pushed back, it would result in summer leagues to be moved back, as well.
Source: USA Today
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 08:44:00 PM

Mark Cuban is funding a Southern Methodist University study on flopping in basketball.

Cuban, a loud proponent of cutting down the flopping in the NBA, is putting up $100,000 of his own money. Over the next 18 months, researchers will use motion capture techniques and video to try to identify what is a legit collision and what is fake. "The research findings could conceivably contribute to video reviews of flopping and the subsequent assignment of fines," SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand said. Commissioner David Stern has already said that stronger flopping penalties will be discussed when the NBA's competition committee meets next week.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 02:17:00 PM

David Stern said on Thursday that the fines for flops aren't enough.

"It isn't enough," Stern said. "You're not going to cause somebody to stop it for $5,000 when the average salary is $5.5 million." Stern makes some sense here. If the average American makes $43K per year, a fine flop would equate to about $39.09, which is barely enough to by a 2013 NBA Draft cap. Players can expect the fines to increase next season.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 09:06:00 PM

The NBA will explore an off-site instant replay system for next season.

"We have asked the fans and they say it's absolutely worth the delay," David Stern said. "You have an obligation to get it right." The system would have officials at a off-site location look at replays of disputed plays when requested to do so and hopefully give a prompt answer to the play in question. Based on Stern's quote, it seems likely this system will be in place for next season.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 07:35:00 PM

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