Next 1 of 10 Prev post Use your ← → (arrows) to browse LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 10: Denver Nuggets Forward Nikola Jokic (15) brings the ball up the court during a NBA preseason game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers on October 10, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) NBA preseason DFS NBA Preseason DFS: Monday, 10/14 Let me just start by saying thanks to all of you for reading these NBA preseason DFS articles and for many of you following on Twitter. Covering the preseason has been a great way to start engaging with the NBA DFS community and get geared up for the regular season, which is only a week from tomorrow! I’m having a lot of fun breaking down these preseason NBA slates for you and happy to be able to provide some more free content here at FanSided Fantasy! There weren’t many games over the weekend, but we come right back with six games … [Read more...] about NBA Preseason DFS: Monday, 10/14 – Have you seen the Joker yet?
All media events such as news conferences have been canceled inside the arena hosting Thursday's NBA preseason game in China between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, though the matchup itself remains on as scheduled. The decision to cancel media availabilities is the latest move by Chinese officials in an effort to show their displeasure with a since-deleted tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. The tweet, expressing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, set off a rift that has completely overshadowed the NBA's annual trip to China. … [Read more...] about Media events canceled in China for NBA preseason game
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV announced Tuesday it will no longer air two NBA preseason games set to be played in the country. In a statement, CCTV indicated the decision was prompted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's remarks in Japan following a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey last week that supported anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong. The broadcaster is also reviewing all its cooperation and exchanges involving the NBA, said the statement posted to CCTV Sports' official social media account. "We're strongly dissatisfied and oppose Adam Silver's claim to support Morey's right to freedom of expression," CCTV said. "We believe that any remarks that challenge national sovereignty and social stability are not within the scope of freedom of speech." Top Sports: Allyson Felix Breaks Usain Bolt's Gold Record Serhat Cagdas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Silver said in an interview with Kyodo News on Monday that the NBA supports Morey. Morey's tweet … [Read more...] about Chinese State TV Suspends 2 NBA Preseason Game Broadcasts
Updated 3:13 am CDT, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a welcome reception for the NBA Japan Games 2019 between the Toronto Raptors and the Houston Rockets in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a welcome reception for the NBA Japan Games 2019 between the Toronto Raptors and the Houston Rockets in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Photo: Kiichiro Sato, AP Photo: Kiichiro Sato, AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a welcome reception for the NBA Japan Games 2019 between the Toronto Raptors and the Houston Rockets in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a welcome reception for the NBA Japan Games 2019 between … [Read more...] about Chinese state TV halts NBA preseason China game broadcasts
The NBA will return to Japan for the first time in 16 years when the Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets play two preseason games at Saitama Super Arena in October, the league said on Monday. When Houston and Toronto play each other on Oct. 8 and Oct. 10 outside Tokyo it will mark the first time the NBA has ever held exhibitions in Japan after previously staging 12 regular-season games there between 1990 and 2003. READ: Lakers pause deal talks with Anthony "Bringing NBA preseason games to Japan will help accelerate the growth of basketball in a country that features a thriving sports culture and one of the world's largest economies,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. The Rockets, who previously visited Japan in 1992 when they played two regular-season games, currently feature reigning NBA Most Valuable Player James Harden and nine-times All-Star Chris Paul on their roster. The Raptors, who are second in the Eastern Conference, are headed by NBA Finals MVP Kawhi … [Read more...] about Japan to host two NBA preseason games in October