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NBA Rumors: Rockets GM Daryl Morey Stepping Down

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NBA News Headlines: Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey is stepping down... Tyronn Lue will be new Clippers head coach... Chauncey Billups will reportedly become a coach with the Clippers or Pacers... Gary Payton aims to become an NBA coach... Lakers win 2020 NBA championship... LeBron James wins 2020 NBA Finals MVP award... Complete NBA playoffs results | Website updated October 19, 2020

NBA News Headlines

Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders reflects on Sid Hartman, who recently passed away
Examining the idea of a Bradley Beal to Nuggets trade
What should the Miami Heat do next?
NBA scout Brent ‘BJ’ Johnson dies in bike accident
Utah Jazz add Sergi Oliva to coaching staff
Will Timberwolves trade No. 1 pick in 2020 NBA draft?
Daryl Morey, Houston Rockets parting ways
Sixers will reportedly add Dave Joerger to their coaching staff
Clippers will reportedly name Tyronn Lue new head coach
Chauncey Billups will reportedly become a coach, either with Clippers or Pacers
New Raptors uniforms revealed for 2020-21 NBA season

What's Next in the NBA?

As of October 18, 2020:
2020 NBA draft date: November 18
2020 Free Agency: Might start in early December. Still being worked out.
2020-21 NBA season: Might start in January. Still being worked out.

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2020 NBA Playoffs
The 2020 NBA playoffs started August 17. First round playoff matchups are Bucks vs Magic, Raptors vs Nets, Celtics vs Sixers, and Pacers vs Heat in the East, and Lakers vs Blazers, Clippers vs Mavs, Nuggets vs Jazz, and Rockets vs Thunder in the West. Hit our NBA Playoffs home page for complete postseason schedules and results.

NBA Rumors
You should read our NBA rumors page every day. It's updated at least daily, even right now as the league (and much of the world) is on hold due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Whatever is happening in the world, all the hoops hype is here on every day.

NBA Daily
The action on the court -- the games --- that's what always matters most. For a daily roundup on one website page, hit our NBA daily game recaps, for a right-to-the-point summary.

NBA Free Agency
The 2019 NBA free agency period was legendary. Big NBA free agents quickly agreed to many deals that nobody saw coming. Some of the biggest 2019 NBA offseason news 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. As for 2020, we don't know exact calendar dates for that yet, because everything is on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most years, signings begin in early July. We should have an update on that in May or at latest, June.

NBA Power Rankings
The most important thing in NBA basketball is winning. Each team's win-loss record is forever the biggest measuring stick. For that, see the NBA standings page. But judging how good each team truly is, that's subjective. It's an opinion. For that, see the NBA power rankings.

NBA Draft
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. The best, most consistent rookie in the 2019-20 NBA season was Morant. Zion missed much of the 2019-20 season due to injury, but was awesome on the court once he actually started playing. As for 2020, the draft is scheduled for June 25.

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 main league, and centerpiece of summer action, the Las Vegas NBA Summer League ran from July 5-15 and featured all 30 teams. Right now, it's unclear if 2020 summer league will be played.

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 page.

2020 NBA All-Star Weekend
Friday, Feb. 14
- NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
- Rising Stars Game
Saturday, Feb. 15
- Skills Challenge
- Three-point Shootout
- Slam Dunk Contest
Sunday, Feb. 16
- NBA All-Star Game

NBA Videos
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 page.

NBA Stats
The 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.