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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

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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

The NBA’s Board of Governors unanimously approved a proposal on Tuesday to have each conference's playoffs seeded by overall record.

This ruling essentially renders the various divisions around the league meaningless, which will certainly have Clippers' head coach Doc Rivers happy.
Source: USA Today
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 12:20:00 PM

Michele Roberts said that she will have a meeting with Adam Silver in early-September, and she hopes to avoid a lockout season in 2017.

"Sitting down at a table already now with the NBA to understand what worries the owners and what worries the players," said Roberts when asked how another lockout season can be avoided. "In the past very few attempts to speak in advance of the problems that led to the lockouts have been made. Whether both commissioner Silver and myself want to do everything possible to prevent the NBA to stop: the only way is to negotiate." For the sake of fantasy fanatics everywhere, let's hope the NBA can avoid yet another lockout season.
Source: Sportando
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 01:51:00 PM

The NBA lowered the back-to-back sets by an average of 1.5 per team.

Last season, teams played 19.3 back-to-back sets, but that dropped to just 17.8. Also, eight teams do not have four games in five nights: Pistons, Hornets, Pacers, Knicks, Warriors, Rockets, Grizzlies and Spurs. The NBA also lowered those to 27 total on the season, which is down from 70 in 2014-15. We'll be breaking down the schedule implications in our 2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide.
Source: USA Today
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 06:44:00 PM

The NBA and the National Basketball Referees Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new deal expected to run through the 2022 season.

The NBA will be generating a lot more revenue with the $24 billion television contract beginning in 2016, and it will be interesting to see if Joey Crawford demands a max contract with this news. All kidding aside, it's great to see the NBA doing so well, and this is another reason why players have seen a noticeable increase in their salaries during this summer's free agency period.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 12:02:00 PM

The NBA has "nearly eliminated" four games in five nights for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

Commissioner Adam Silver has stressed this for months, so this isn't a surprise. The NBA will either have to adjust the number of days in the season or cut back on teams getting off for more than one night. This will also have some small effect on season-long fantasy leagues with daily transactions. Plus, there's a chance we see less teams get four games in a week and there's almost no way a team will get five in a week anymore. DFS players probably won't be searching for back-to-back splits as much either.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 02:42:00 PM

The Iowa Energy have named Nikki Gross as an assistant coach.

Gross will now become the only female assistant coach in the D-League as the opportunity for coaching positions across sports has started to open to more than just males. With the growing list of female coaches, it's great to see the D-League open its doors to Gross as change is making its way across the professional sports landscape.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 11:13:00 AM

Adam Silver said the NBA is taking a look at taking an automatic playoff berth away from division winners.

While Silver said no decision has been made, it's starting to look like teams will need to finish within the top eight teams in their conference in order to make the playoffs. "Where we are leaning right now is that we would not guarantee a spot for a division winner in part because it's so unlikely to happen, and No. 2 if it does happen it would be potentially confusing to fans," Silver said. "No. 3, you would be displacing a team that did have a top-eight record."
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 10:25:00 AM

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