The NBA's age limit requirement states a player must be "at least 19 years of age during the calendar year in which the Draft is held," and "at least one NBA Season has elapsed since the player's graduation from high school."
Who doesn't enjoy watching two grown men throwing fists in the ring, octagon, football field or on the ice?
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free-agent forward Chris Wright to a 10-day contract.
The Philadelphia 76ers signed guard Darius Johnson-Odom to a 10-day contract on Friday and waived guard Lorenzo Brown.
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed forward Chris Wright to a 10-day contract.
The Indiana Pacers have the luxury of playing the listless Philadelphia 76ers twice in the next four days and will visit the City of Brotherly Love Friday night.
John Wall and the Washington Wizards will try to pick themselves up from a two-game losing streak when they visit the Orlando Magic Friday night at Amway Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are playing well of late, but are running out of time in their quest for a playoff spot.
The Memphis Grizzlies look to stay on track and maintain playoff positioning when they head north of the border Friday to take on the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.
The Miami Heat were able to stop a season-high three- game losing streak, but fell right back into the loss column.
The Golden State Warriors had their five-game winning streak squashed last time out, but they'll try to get back on track Friday night when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers will go for a 10th consecutive win Friday night when they visit EnergySolutions Arena to take on the Utah Jazz.
The Portland Trail Blazers will try to salvage a game on this road trip, but they'll have to do so without their best player when they visit the Smoothie King Center Friday night to take on the New Orleans Pelicans.
The San Antonio Spurs will take an eight-game winning streak into Friday's matchup against the floundering Los Angeles Lakers at AT&T Center.
Four victories in their past five games have the Phoenix Coyotes in the thick of the race for a wild card berth in the Western Conference.
Brandon Knight smothered Atlanta Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver in the first three quarters Thursday night.
So one year ago on this date the Heat was sailing 20 games into what would be a near-record 27-game winning streak, and it was terrible. Whoa. Wait. For Miami it was terrific, of course. But for everybody else, for the NBA, a repeat championship by the rampaging Heat had grown so inevitable the drama was sucked from the season.
This is what the Bulls do. They respond to adversity.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The triangle offense is back in Los Angeles, but not in a way that would make Phil Jackson smile.
Mike Dunleavy scored 18 of his 21 points in the third quarter and boosted the Chicago Bulls to a 111-87 win over Houston Thursday night at United Center. With 7:54 left in the second quarter, Chandler Parsons drove into the lane and his elbow collided with Dunleavy's face. Dunleavy, who held his ground to take the offensive foul, was forced off the court due to excessive bleeding. Dunleavy received 10 stitches to close the wound and returned to the court to start the third quarter and came out on fire. For the period, Dunleavy went 7-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, and helped the Bulls bounce back from a 104-96 home loss to the Spurs on Tuesday. Joakim Noah narrowly missed a triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for Chicago, which won for the 12th time in the last 16 contests. Kirk Hinrich scored 19, Carlos Boozer 18 and D.J. Augustin 13 for the Bulls. James Harden was held to a season-low tying eight points for the Rockets, who have lost back-to-back contests following a five- game winning streak. It's the first time Houston has lost consecutive games since Jan. 24-25, both against Memphis. Jeremy Lin led the way with 21 points for the Rockets, who also received 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks from Dwight Howard. Houston shot 35.4 percent, including a 5-of-26 showing from 3- point range.
Kevin Durant continued his ascent up the ladder in terms of NBA history and the Oklahoma City Thunder walloped the Los Angeles Lakers, 131-102, Thursday night.
The Sacramento Kings recalled forward Royce White on Thursday from the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League.
It's a winning streak. It wasn't easy, but it's a winning streak.
Mike Dunleavy scored all of his 21 points in the second half, Joakim Noah flirted with another triple-double and the Chicago Bulls posted a 111-87 wire-to-wire victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
Mike Dunleavy took Chandler Parsons' best shot, left the game in a bloody mess, but returned in the third quarter with a vengeance and buried the Rockets.
In the end, not even pleas from two of the most influential players in Lakers history will be able to keep Phil Jackson from decamping to New York.
Jeff Teague totaled 22 points and eight assists to help Atlanta fend off Milwaukee, 102-97, on Thursday.
Al Horford won't try and return for the playoffs if the Atlanta Hawks make the postseason.
Chicago Bulls guard/forward Mike Dunleavy was forced to leave Thursday night's game against the Houston Rockets after suffering a cut above his right eye.
Three chances to win or tie at the end of regulation against the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets.
Washington Wizards guard John Wall was fined $15,000 for directing inappropriate comments towards the officials.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will miss Friday's game against Cleveland to attend the funeral of his grandfather.
Kevin Durant will continue his campaign for MVP Thursday, when the Oklahoma City Thunder welcome the Los Angeles Lakers to Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks are back home for two straight games, starting with Thursday's matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks.
It appears both the Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls will reach the playoffs, but the two squads are coming off losing efforts.
The Grizzlies have the Michael Jordan of NBA team chaplains.
Like Brett Brown, Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone was a long-time NBA assistant before getting his first chance to lead a team this season.
If Dirk Nowitzki was on a mission on a historic Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz, consider it accomplished.
The whole concept of bully ball is to dominate the paint.
There was a level of embarrassment the Kings wanted to avoid.
Mike Conley split a pair of defenders in a pick-and-roll with Marc Gasol, and scored on a floater from three feet with 1.5 seconds left to give the Grizzlies a 90-88 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night in the Smoothie King Center.
Returning to Central Florida was supposed to give the Orlando Magic a boost.
LOS ANGELES-The Golden State Warriors' momentum at least for a night was stopped by the sheer force of Blake Griffin and the red-hot Los Angeles Clippers.
Anthony Davis went to the bench with his fourth foul early in the third quarter, presenting the Milwaukee Bucks with a golden opportunity to grab a victory in their final game before the NBA all-star break.
This time there was no devastating collapse. This time when the Cleveland Cavaliers started quickly and built a big lead against the Phoenix Suns, they found a way to hold on.