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Age / DOB:  (54) / 4/25/1962
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The NBA has officially released their schedule for the 2016-17 season.
Adam Silver really made an effort to reduce the amount of back-to-back sets, with NBA squads seeing a maximum of 18 back-to-backs, so hopefully that small ease in the scheduling will result in less injuries. Some highlights from the schedule feature Kevin Durant returning to OKC as a villain in a Golden State jersey on February 11, and the Warriors getting a rematch with the Cavs in Cleveland on Christmas Day. The NBA season can't come soon enough. Aug 11 - 6:49 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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The National Basketball Players Association will fund health insurance for all retired NBA players with at least three years of service in the NBA.

The vote was unanimous and this becomes the first of its kind in North American professional sports. "The game has never before been more popular, and all the players in our league today recognize that we’re only in this position because of the hard work and dedication of the men who came before us," NBPA President Chris Paul said. "It’s important that we take care of our entire extended NBA family, and I’m proud of my fellow players for taking this unprecedented step to ensure the health and well-being of our predecessors."
Source: NBPA.com
Jul 27 - 6:44 PM

The NBA has officially moved 2017's All-Star Weekend out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

HB2 is the reason for the move, but commissioner Adam Silver is hopeful that by 2019 the league can re-schedule Charlotte as the host of All-Star Weekend. New Orleans is believed to be the current front-runner to land the 2017 All-Star Game, but there's sure to be many teams making their pitches to commissioner Silver. Hornet's Chairman Michael Jordan released a statement following the news, saying that while he is disappointed, he understands the league's decision.
Jul 21 - 5:50 PM

The NBA is reportedly "on the brink" of pulling the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte.

Adam Silver has emphasized veering away from any sort of discrimination during his time as the commissioner of the NBA, and he is reportedly contemplating pulling All-Star weekend out of Charlotte, North Carolina due to the highly controversial House Bill 2. New Orleans has reportedly emerged as the front-runner to host All-Star weekend.
Jul 21 - 2:33 PM

Steve Ballmer said that it's "not likely" that we will see an NBA expansion team return to Seattle.

"It’s just not likely to happen," Ballmer said. "There has been no discussion about expansion since I have been involved with the league. So, I don’t think that will happen. The league has really moved to favor teams staying in their current markets. You’d have to find a team that’s at the end of their [arena] lease, where it looks hard to build an arena." Well, at least for heartbroken Supersonics fans, Kevin Durant is no longer with the team that drafted him.
Jul 16 - 1:56 PM

Adam Silver said that Kevin Durant’s decision to join up with the Warriors as an unrestricted free agent this summer was not an "ideal" move from the league's standpoint.

"Just to be absolutely clear, I do not think that's ideal from the league standpoint," Silver said, referring to KD's decision to leave OKC to be part of a so-called super team with Golden State. "For me, part of it is designing a collective bargaining agreement that encourages the distribution of great players throughout the league." Silver went on to say that ultimately he respects Durant's decision to join the Warriors, but it sounds like owners will be trying to make some tweaks to the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, which could potentially lead to a lockout in 2017.
Source: ESPN
Jul 13 - 11:07 AM

The NBA has officially tweaked the "Hack-a-Shaq" rule for the 2016-17 season.

"The current rule for away-from-the-play fouls applicable to the last two minutes of the fourth period – pursuant to which the fouled team is awarded one free throw and retains possession of the ball – will be extended to the last two minutes of each period." In regards to inbounds situations, "a defensive foul at any point during the game that occurs before the ball is released by the inbounder will be administered in the same fashion as an away-from-the-play foul committed during the last two minutes of any period." You can check out the full press release below, but this slightly improves the fantasy outlook for the league's worst free throw shooters including Dwight Howard, Andre Drummond and DeAndre Jordan.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 12 - 8:41 PM

Teams are making "a great effort" to move out of the mid-to-late first round, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

This draft class isn't as strong as last year and the 2017 projects a little better, so this makes sense. With a few teams having a surplus of draft picks and the salary cap going up, we could see a lot of moves tonight. The Hornets might be the most likely to do so.
Jun 23 - 6:02 PM

The NBA has informed all 30 teams the salary cap will increase to $94 million for the 2016-17 season.

Wow. It was originally projected to be at $88 million and that projection eventually jumped to $92 million. Teams are going to have a ton of money to go after players, which means borderline max-contract players should see bigger deals. Free agency starts on July 1.
Jun 17 - 4:53 PM

The deadline for rookie extensions to be finalized has been pushed back from October 31 to November 2.

October 31 falls on a weekend, so the deadline has been extended to November 2. Tristan Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Andre Drummond, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller are some of the top names vying for an extension, and it'll be interesting to see how these contract situations play out.

Adam Silver said any talk of European expansion is premature.

With the NFL reportedly discussing moving a franchise to London, don't expect the NBA to follow suit in the near future. Silver said that he doesn't think "it's going to happen in the very near future" but added that it "could happen one day."
Source: ESPN
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 09:42:00 AM

NBA officials recently discussed positioning themselves further out on the perimeter to better view the 3-point line.

"We feel that we needed to make some changes for how we position ourselves and who's responsible for what as we move and rotate," said executive VP Mike Bantom. The changes will be imperceptible to most observers but it speaks to the increasing importance of the 3-point shot in today's NBA.
Source: AP
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 10:42:00 AM

Real Madrid's President, Florentino Perez, "claimed he is ready" to talk to Adam Silver about his team joining the NBA.

Obviously, this is a long way from reality and several things would have to go down before this scenario could unfold, but this falls directly in line with the NBA's goal to push forward toward international expansion. For context, Real Madrid has one of the biggest basketball budgets in all of Europe, but it sits at just about $12 million. Just file it away for now.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 09:06:00 AM

The D-League is "in varying stages of expansion discussions" with NBA teams, according to D-League president Malcolm Turner.

The D-League's 19 teams are all affiliated with a single NBA franchise, leaving the remaining 11 teams to rely on a 'flexible assignment' system for sending down players. Affiliation with a D-League team confers a big advantage for player development -- in the case of direct ownership, the NBA team can install the systems of the parent club, feed minutes to their own players, and install their own coaches, trainers and front-office personnel. Given the advantages, it's reasonable to expect a trickle of new D-League teams in the coming years.
Source: NBA.com
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 09:48:00 AM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver told the Boston Globe that the league's owners have agreed to retain the draft lottery indefinitely.

"There’s a recognition that the lottery is only one aspect of how to build a team," Silver said. "And given the inflow of the new television money next season and the large increase in the cap, ultimately the owners concluded that while we think we need to take a fresh look at the lottery system, let’s wait and look at the system holistically once the new money comes in." Silver added that the league would revisit the issue in a couple years, but for now things will stay the same.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 09:10:00 AM

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