2022-10-01
The Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard is ready to return from the knee injury that sidelined him for the entire 2021-22 season. Clippers head coach Tyron Lue told the reporters after the team's practice on Friday that Leonard will play in a preseason game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.
2022-09-30
Jaka Lakovic debuted at the helm of Gran Canaria in his first official game. Ex-FC Barcelona player didn't spare his former team and defeated Catalans in the first round of ACB League, 88-85 (19-21, 29-19, 22-25, 18-20).
2022-09-30
Kevin Punter became the captain of Partizan NIS Belgrade, as Mozzart Sport reports. The American guard is just the second foreigner in the club's history to receive the prestigious honor. Until this day, only Frenchman Joffrey Lauvergne was the captain of the Serbian powerhouse. He wore the black-and-white jersey from 2012 to 2014.
2022-09-30
Over the last days, Greek teams have been examining the possibility of allowing seven non-domestic players in the league. The existing rule, which had been applied until now, forces clubs to include at least six Greek players in their 12-man squads, intended for domestic purposes. 
2022-09-30
Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz started their new ACB League season on a high note by defeating Unicaja Malaga, 103-89 (22-35, 37-12, 25-13, 19-29). Baskonia's newbies were leading the show. Former NBAer Markus Howard was super efficient, scoring 15 points (4/4 2PT, 2/5 3PT, 1/1 FT) in just 8 playing minutes.
2022-09-30
Partizan NIS Belgrade will be missing the Serbian duo of Aleksa Avramovic and Alen Smailagic at least until mid-December. "Smailagic and Avramovic will hardly be ready to play until the middle of December," coach Zeljko Obradovic stated to Arena Sport.
2022-09-30
Free agent Blake Griffin has agreed to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal with the Boston Celtics, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The 33-year-old big man will provide Boston with some depth in the frontcourt line after Danilo Gallinari and Robert Williams III sustained injuries.
2022-09-30
Sarunas Jasikevicius starts his third season at the helm of FC Barcelona with a clear objective: to win titles. Saras began his tenure in Barca in the summer of 2020. So far, he has won ACB League once and captured two Spanish Cups. After a roster revamp in the off-season that saw the arrivals of six players, Jasikevicius will battle it out for a position to win it all.
2022-09-30
The back-to-back EuroLeague champions Anadolu Efes Istanbul started a new season with a significant absence. Shane Larkin was injured while playing for the Turkish national team in FIBA EuroBasket 2022. Speaking to the media Friday, coach Ergin Ataman commented on Larkin's absence and revealed Efes may make a move for a temporary replacement, as long as the club's management agrees.
2022-09-30
Spanish basketball giants continue delivering unprofitable numbers to the daylight. As reported before, Real Madrid closed the last season with €31.1 million in losses and had the last four years' losses combined for €102.84 million.
2022-09-30
Today, September 30th, marks the start of the EuroLeague BasketNews Fantasy Challenge game where all BasketNews readers can participate and win prizes. You can start playing here: BasketNews EuroLeague Fantasy Challenge. The winner of the season will win a special prize - an iPad Air tablet.
2022-09-30
"Our dream is to reappear at the Final Four," Ettore Messina introduced the upcoming season. "This season, we are deeper, which can be a double-edged sword with 16 players, but it will be an advantage in most situations."
2022-09-30
The Italian SuperCup not only brought a loss to long-time rivals Virtus Segafredo Bologna to EA7 Emporio Armani Milan but sad news about the roster as well. The club has announced that Naz Mitrou-Long has suffered an injury to his right thing and will be evaluated in two weeks. As a consequence, the player is set to miss the start of the EuroLeague season.
2022-09-30
Keenan Evans went from playing in EuroLeague playoffs with Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv to becoming one of the faces of a club that finished the last international season last. Talking about his decision to join Zalgiris Kaunas, Evans told the main reason during the club's podcast.
2022-09-30
Olympiacos Piraeus defied the pre-season predictions and marched to the EuroLeague Final Four last season while demonstrating a consistent and solid game throughout the entire year. Looking forward to the season ahead, Kostas Sloukas did not want to look to the past. Instead, the veteran offered a different perspective.
2022-09-30
From being a beloved part of a championship contender to leading a quietly tanking team to being in contention once again, DeMar DeRozan has lived through it all in the NBA.
2022-09-30
It's been two weeks since the EuroLeague had new people in charge. Dejan Bodiroga and Marshall Glickman are adjusting to their roles as the new leaders of the strongest club competition in Europe. What novelties are they expected to bring to the league? BasketNews explored it with several sources around the EuroLeague.
2022-09-30
FC Barcelona will start their season in the Spanish Liga Endesa today with a match against Gran Canaria, hoping to offset the loss to Real Madrid in the SuperCup earlier this month. Looking forward to the matchup, Barca's young guard Rokas Jokubaitis was excited to begin his second year on the sunny South coast of Spain.
2022-09-30
The 2022-23 EuroLeague season is upon us. New teams, many transfers, plenty of intrigues, and probably the biggest pool of talent in the tournament's history. With EuroLeague coming back, BasketNews EuroLeague Power Rankings also return. Our 17 experts ranked the teams from 1st to 18th place, evaluating their pre-season form, built rosters, and the overall picture.
2022-09-30
After joining the club during the summer, head coach Joan Penarroya will have the task of leading Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz to a better season than it was the previous year. Talking about the upcoming season, the coach emphasized that playing up-tempo basketball will be a priority for the club.
2022-09-30
Famous NBA commentator Mike Breen is dealing with a personal tragedy this week. The broadcaster's home in Long Island has been completely destroyed by fire, TMZ reports. The cause and source of the blaze are currently under investigation.
2022-09-30
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets agreed on a trade that would send four players from each team to a different organization to start the season. The Thunder will receive David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke, and Marquese Chriss, while the Rockets acquire Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Moe Harkless, Theo Maledon, and a 2025 second-round pick via Atlanta Hawks.
2022-09-29
Following the success in FIBA EuroBasket 2022, Sergio Scariolo won a second title in September. This time, the Italian mastermind guided Virtus Segafredo Bologna to the second straight Italian Basketball Super Cup by defeating Dinamo Sassari, 72-69 (23-19, 20-30, 14-10, 15-10).
2022-09-29
Joel Embiid has been given an American passport. Embiid said he was sworn in as a citizen two weeks ago in Philadelphia. "I've been here for a long time," Embiid told The Associated Press Thursday at training camp. "My son is American. I felt like, I'm living here and it's a blessing to be an American. So I said, why not?"
2022-09-29
James Harden says this upcoming season will be different than previous years. He is ready to step aside and make unselfish decisions. "I'm one of the most unselfish players probably that this league has ever seen," he claimed Thursday.
2022-09-29
Shams Charania of The Athletic reports there is confidence in Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball's ability to return this season following left knee surgery on Wednesday that doctors believe addressed the issue. Ball is expected to miss at least a few months. Both sides are expected to monitor the response over the next two weeks, and a return to play based upon Ball's rehab process, via the report.
2022-09-29
Golden State Warriors are starting their NBA title defense in Tokyo. Steve Kerr's squad prepares to face off in two pre-season games against the Washington Wizards on Friday and Saturday in Japan.
2022-09-29
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade ultras have agreed with the club management not to sign any more Serbian ex-Partizan players, according to Mozzart Sport. Miroslav Raduljica, who signed with the Red Star yesterday, is going to be the last domestic player. Raduljica previously played in Partizan in the 2011-12 season.
2022-09-29
Since arriving at Real Madrid in the middle of September, Dzanan Musa has already won his first trophy in the Spanish capital, topping FC Barcelona in the Spanish Supercup final. Ahead of landing in the Royal club, Musa decided to take a risky step and transfer to the seemingly lower-level Rio Breogan from EuroLeague powerhouse Anadolu Efes Istanbul.
2022-09-29
It was a common secret, but it still had to be confirmed. Pierre Oriola is no longer an FC Barcelona player. The former captain of the Catalan powerhouse took to his Instagram account to announce his departure after five years at the club and two years before his last deal would expire. Oriola, who is currently a free agent, missed much of last season with a complicated sacroiliac joint injury.
2022-09-29
Anyone who saw Anthony Davis star in the Los Angeles Lakers' road to the title in 2020, remembers that the versatile big man was shooting close to 40% from distance in the playoffs. However, last season, Davis' three-point shooting percentage plummeted to 18.6%, contributing to the Lakers ranking 22nd in the league from beyond the arc.
2022-09-29
Although the Greek Basket League tips off in ten days, until very recently, the country's top competition had no TV deal in place. However, that's about to change very soon. According to Live Sport, Greek public broadcaster ERT and ESAKE (the clubs' union) have reached an agreement for the upcoming season with an option for another one. 
2022-09-29
Having taken over the presidency of AS Monaco at the beginning of 2022, Alexey Fedorychev also made the decision to raise the club's budget by 47%, to over €20 million.
2022-09-29
A few minutes after Real Madrid had overcome ACB newcomers Girona (94-88), Chus Mateo talked about his team's first win in the season and a possible reinforcement in Facundo Campazzo. 
2022-09-29
A few minutes after the 2022 EuroLeague Final Four in Belgrade was over and Anadolu Efes Istanbul were crowned champions for the second time in a row, the breaking news that came to light was overpowering: the Turkish club had agreed terms with Will Clyburn for the next two seasons. 
2022-09-29
NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has admitted his own missteps in discussing the Ime Udoka scandal, saying it would be "blasphemous" for him to judge the subject for his past infidelity. Udoka was banned from the Celtics for the entire 2021-22 season for violation of team policy – reportedly an intimate relationship with a female staffer – and faces the prospect of never coaching the team again.
2022-09-29
For the 8th year in a row, Steve Ballmer is the richest owner in professional sports. The former Microsoft CEO, who purchased the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014 for $2 billion, was once again named the richest owner in sports by Forbes.
2022-09-29
Omer Yurtseven received a lot of backlash from coach Ergin Ataman for not joining the Turkish NT for EuroBasket. "Come to EuroBasket to play, since it's being followed by many NBA scouts. What are you doing in Miami?" Ataman asked in an interview with sport24.gr. The Turkish coach thinks that some agents who work in the States have had a bad influence on the player.
2022-09-28
Marc Gasol dominated in his comeback game but Mario Hezonja's strong offensive performance propelled Real Madrid past Girona Basquet 94-88 (17-20, 28-16, 24-21, 25-31). Marc Gasol played in the ACB for the first time in 14 years. The Spanish basketball legend did not disappoint the local fans as he recorded the highest efficiency rating in the entire match.
2022-09-28
Virtus Segafredo Bologna defeated EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 72-64 (8-12, 14-14, 14-12, 23-21, 13-5) in overtime after a crazy ending at the end of the fourth quarter. Both teams struggled to score the ball mightily throughout the entirety of the match. Olimpia Milan scored their first points after 5 minutes in the first quarter and had just 4 after 7 minutes of play.
2022-09-28
With the start of the season, the French Basketball League (LNB) announced the budgets of the clubs competing for the local title. Most notably, AS Monaco have increased their total budget by a whopping 47% from €14.1 million to €20.7 million while the payroll for the players increased by 60% from €6.7 million to €10.8 million.
2022-09-28
ALBA Berlin started the season in the German Basketball League (BBL) on a victorious note after beating Hamburg Towers 81-78 (26-25, 19-20, 20-18, 16-15) in the last minutes. The teams battled back and forth throughout the entire match. After 37 minutes of basketball, the two clubs were tied at 74 with 3 minutes remaining.
2022-09-28
The duo of Vasilije Micic and Ante Zizic dominated on both sides of the court as Anadolu Efes Istanbul beat Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 71-62 (23-15, 19-8, 12-13, 15-24) to capture the Presidential Cup trophy. Efes immediately got off to a better start with an 8-2 run to begin the match. With half of the first quarter played, Ergin Ataman's squad already led by 10 (16-6).
2022-09-28
Girona Basquet will start their Spanish ACB season start by facing the reigning champions Real Madrid on Wednesday evening.
2022-09-28
After Nicolo Melli shined against Nikola Jokic in the Round of 16 of EuroBasket 2022 earlier this month, the Italian national team's head coach Gianmarco Pozzecco proclaimed the forward to be the best in the world.
2022-09-28
A week before the 2022-23 EuroLeague season, Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade signed a deal with a new player. The club officially announced a new two-year contract with Miroslav Raduljica. The 2.13-meter center spent the previous year in South Korea playing for Goyang Carrot Jumpers but was released in December, 2021.
2022-09-28
On Wednesday, the United States Embassy in Moscow called all of its citizens to leave the country amid the beginning of the mobilization. There are currently 29 American basketball players that are under contract with Russian VTB League clubs. Up to 15 players also play in the Superleague.
2022-09-28
The king is naked. FIBA executives claim they do everything in their power to ensure the best possible officiating for the worldwide basketball stars in national teams' competitions. However, the EuroBasket 2022 showed that the world's governing basketball body doesn't see the truth about themselves, while the community of our beautiful game obviously does.
2022-09-28
Aito Garcia Reneses will become the oldest coach in the history of the Spanish ACB this Wednesday when he will coach Girona Basket against Real Madrid. On the match day, Reneses will be 75 years, 9 months, and 8 days. The coach already holds the record for the most matches in the history of the competition. 1,077 games in total. Wednesday he will add a new record to his extraordinary career.
2022-09-28
Starting with the Italian league opening game on Sunday, October 2, against Brescia, Olimpia Milano will play the home games, across all the competitions, on the "Cesare Rubini Court".  The floor of home games will be named after one of the greatest personalities in the history of sports, who, along with President Adolfo Bogoncelli, identified Olimpia for almost thirty years of existence.
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