Sam LaFrance

NBA, Basketball
University of Rhode Island
Warwick, Rhode Island


Sam LaFrance covers the NBA for, focusing on the Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. He also covers the NBA for FanSided, and is the co-host of the "How 'Bout Them Celtics" podcast.


Sam LaFrance holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island, where he graduated in 2021.

Latest Articles From Sam LaFrance

  • Steve Kerr Gets Honest About Jordan Poole After Warriors Exit

    Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr got honest about Jordan Poole, after the young guard was traded to the Washington Wizards.

  • Heat Could Get Major Update in Damian Lillard Trade Pursuit ‘Early This Week’

  • Warriors Trade Jordan Poole for 12-Time All-Star: Report

  • Mavericks Predicted to Make Draft-Night Trade for Veteran

  • Blockbuster Heat Trade Proposal Sends Haul for Blazers Star Damian Lillard

  • Warriors Proposal Trades Jordan Poole for $26M Guard, Future Pick

    Bleacher Report's Andy Bailey proposed a trade that would rid the Golden State Warriors of Jordan Poole and his $120 million contract extension.

  • Warriors GM Opens Up on Futures of Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga

  • 3 Teams Floated as Trade Partners for Mavericks’ No. 10 NBA Draft Pick

  • Suns Reached Out to Mavericks for Potential Trade: Report

  • Mavericks’ Desired Trade Package for No. 10 Overall Pick Revealed

  • Western Conference Foe ‘Preparing Compelling Package’ for Heat Center: Report

    According to Yahoo Sports' Jake Fischer, a Western Conference team is "preparing a compelling package" to trade for a Miami Heat center.

  • Warriors Listed as ‘Team to Keep an Eye on’ for 12-Time All-Star Guard: Report

  • Heat Floated as Landing Spot for All-Star Big Man

  • Mavericks’ Proposal Trades No. 10 Overall Pick for $125M Forward, Ex. No. 6 Pick

  • Draymond Green Makes Decisive Call on Warriors Contract

  • Heat ‘Expected’ to ‘Look For’ Trades Involving Tyler Herro: Report

  • All-NBA Guard ‘Has Had an Eye’ on the Heat for Years: Report

  • Heat Proposal Trades Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry for 3-Time All-Star

  • Insider Says Mavericks’ Kyrie Irving ‘Wants’ to Join Eastern Conference Rival

  • Insider Believes 10x All-Star Guard ‘Wants to Come’ to the Heat

    During a recent radio appearance, Ira Winderman revealed that Kyrie Irving "wants to come" to the Miami Heat.

  • Heat Expected to Be ‘Prominent Suitor’ for 3-Time All-Star: Report

  • Warriors ‘Exploring’ Trading Jonathan Kuminga for ‘High Draft Pick’: Report

  • Warriors Proposal Trades Jordan Poole for 21 PPG Scorer, 3&D Wing

  • East Rival Emerges as Threat to Pry Kyrie Irving Away From Mavericks

  • Insider Believes Heat Will ‘Go Hunting for a Star’ After Finals Loss

    ESPN's Brian Windhorst revealed that he believes the Miami Heat will go after a star player this summer. Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard have both been rumored.

  • Heat Tried to Trade for Superstar Guard, May Try Again This Summer: Report

  • Warriors ‘Intend to Explore Various Avenues’ to Improve Roster: Report

  • ‘Crucial’ for Warriors to Trade Jordan Poole in Offseason, Says Analyst

  • Mavericks Could Target All-Defensive Center as Free Agent Signing

  • Donovan Mitchell Goes on Hilarious Rant About Guarding Mavs’ Kyrie Irving

    Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell fired off a hilarious rant on how difficult it is to cover Dallas Mavericks star Kyrie Irving.