NBA insider Shams Charania has today announced that he'll be leaving Yahoo Sports to join The Athletic and Stadium, where he'll take over as lead Senior NBA Insider, Writer and Analyst laster this month.

When it comes to breaking league-wide NBA news, Charania is at the top of the food chain along with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, as the two are usually within seconds of each other tweeting out the latest happenings around the association. Today, Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium with the following statement on Instagram:

"I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior NBA Insider/Writer and Analyst later this month. I am so grateful and honored to have spent the past three years at Yahoo. I'm appreciative to have been part of The Vertical and the tremendous staff, top to bottom. Thank you to all of the Yahoo Sports executives, editors Johnny Ludden and Joe Garza and the rest of the group. Now, I am so pumped and thrilled for this next journey and challenge. I'm excited to join the talented people at both The Athletic and Stadium, two places with tremendous enthusiasm, opportunity for growth and determination to cover the league. Both are hungry and ready. So am I."

Stadium also released a statement regarding the hire of Charania, revealing some additional details about his new role. “Charania, Goodman (College Basketball Insider), and McMurphy (College Football Insider) each will contribute across Stadium’s full daily studio lineup and also work to develop additional programming initiatives built around their respective areas of expertise.”