FIBA World Cup
The 2019 FIBA World Cup
tournament is the hot basketball event of the summer. It runs from August 31 through September 15. There are 32 teams, including Team USA. Hit that link for event info with full coverage coming, plus we'll be updating our USA basketball
page any day now with all the essential info.
NBA Free Agency
The 2019 NBA free agency
negotiation period began June 30, and with blazing speed NBA free agents
quickly agreed to deals. Some of the biggest news has been Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to the Clippers, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to the Nets, D'Angelo Russell to the Warriors, Kemba Walker to the Celtics, Jimmy Butler to the Heat, and Al Horford to the Sixers. Hit those links as well as our Best NBA Free Agents
NBA Summer Leagues
There are three NBA Summer Leagues
in 2019. The Salt Lake City Summer League
(run by the Jazz) and California Classic
(run by the Kings) both ran from July 1-3. The big main league, Las Vegas NBA Summer League
, involving all 30 NBA teams, runs from July 5-15.
The Pelicans won the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery
(Grizzlies got No. 2, Knicks No. 3). Thus setting the NBA draft order
. On June 11, the NBA Draft early entry list
was finalized. The 2019 NBA Draft
took place on June 20 and the first few picks went as expected: the Pelicans drafted Zion Williamson No. 1 overall, the Grizzlies took Ja Morant at No. 2, and the Knicks took R.J. Barrett at No. 3.
NBA franchise-changing signings, trades and other big contract decisions take place throughout the month of July (with a handful of moves perhaps spilling into August.) You should read our NBA rumors
page every day of the year, but especially right now and all offseason long.
The Raptors won the 2019 NBA championship Thursday, beating an injury-riddled Warriors team in six games... Hit our NBA Playoffs
home page. for complete postseason results.
What matters most in the NBA? Playing basketball games. And the results of those games. For a daily roundup all on one page, hit our NBA daily game recaps
To truly understand NBA basketball, you need to watch the games. But checking out top plays and highlights is always fun. For the most awe-inspiring dunks, passes, shot-blocks and more, hit our NBA video clips
The InsideHoops.com NBA stats
section focuses on the essentials. A key page is the NBA player stat leaders
page. But clicking more around that section will tell you what each team is good and not so good at, how the rookies are playing, and much more. And before it needs a home, also in that section is the NBA attendance
data info page.