You should read our NBA rumors
page every day of the year, but especially right now as the season approaches and teams must trim their rosters and say goodbye to all those preseason-only players.
What matters most in the NBA? The games, and their results. For a daily roundup all on one page, hit our NBA daily game recaps
page. Single-line notes during preseason, more during the regular season.
NBA Free Agency
The 2019 NBA free agency
was legendary this summer. Big NBA free agents
quickly agreed to many deals that nobody say coming. Some of the biggest NBA offseason news this year included Kawhi Leonard and Paul George going 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.
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 Summer Leagues
There were 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, ran from July 5-15.
FIBA World Cup
The 2019 FIBA World Cup
tournament, the hot international basketball event of the summer is a wrap. Spain controlled almost the entire gold medal game, and came away with victory, leaving Argentina with silver. And in the third place game, France claimed silver, while Australia finished 4th. Team USA finished a mere 7th. To see what happened in each USA game, hit our USA basketball
The Raptors won the 2019 NBA championship, beating an injury-riddled Warriors team in six games... Hit our NBA Playoffs
home page for complete postseason results.
To truly understand NBA basketball, you need to watch the games. Full games. But viewing top plays and hot 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. The most popular page for fans is probably the NBA player stat leaders
page. But click the section to see what each team is good and not so good at, which rookies are shining, and more. Also in that section is the NBA attendance
data info page.