Ananth Pandian

CBS Sports Writer /

Blazers enter season looking the same, but Nurkic expects new 'Bad Boys' toughness

Nurkic is confident Portland will be a tough team to beat, and says it must begin on defense

Shaq responds to Kevin Durant's criticism, says beef is only between him and McGee

Shaq says he understands Durant's motive but wants him to mind his own business

Warriors reportedly pushing for Shaquille O'Neal to tone down the JaVale McGee hate

The Warriors are apparently concerned with how 'Shaqtin' a Fool' is impacting McGee's reputation

NBA Trade Rumors: Pacers pursuing Jahlil Okafor to help Paul George in Indiana

According to a report, Indiana is actively looking to make a trade

Kobe Bryant's agent reportedly the front-runner to become Lakers GM

Rob Pelinka might soon have a front office job with L.A.

Inability to trade for DeMarcus Cousins reportedly helped lead to Lakers firings

The failure of Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak to trade for Cousins may have cost them their jobs

Lakers fire GM, promote Magic Johnson to president of basketball operations

Lakers hoping Johnson has the magic touch in Los Angeles

NBA Trade Rumors: Bulls reportedly telling teams they're not trading Jimmy Butler

Unless they get a blockbuster offer, the Bulls don't plan on trading Butler

Isaiah Thomas, Andre Drummond fuel Celtics trade rumors with mysterious tweets

The eye emoji can really get Celtics fans going

NBA Trade Rumors: Wolves among teams inquiring about Knicks' Derrick Rose

Rose is reportedly on the trading block and his former Bulls coach could be interested

Carmelo Anthony says he's not asking Knicks to trade him 'without having a plan'

Melo comments on the constant trade rumors involving him and New York

Kings GM Vlade Divac on Cousins trade: 'I had a better deal two days ago'

Vlade Divac may have been too honest in his press conference

Kings announcer rips DeMarcus Cousins for creating 'dark cloud' in Sacramento

Grant Napear let loose once the trade was announced

Anthony Davis predictably pumped about Pelicans landing DeMarcus Cousins

The move caps off an 'unbelievable weekend' for Davis

WATCH: People think this is the moment DeMarcus Cousins found out he was traded

Cousins reportedly learned about trade while heading to airport

Ananth Pandian has been writing about all NBA-related things including the social and lifestyle aspect of the sport for CBS Sports since 2015. His name is actually easy to pronounce, just remember it is just like "Come on-in!"

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