1. Realistic Expectations for Chicago Bulls Rookie Denzel Valentine in 2016-17

    Denzel Valentine missed his first six shots in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game last week, and he didn't score until the fourth quarter...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 26 days ago 11,080 reads 17 comments

  2. USA Basketball vs. Venezuela: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Showcase

    The United States men's basketball team wasn't expected to have much trouble with a Grievis Vasquez-less Venezuela on Friday night from the United Center in Chicago, and the scoreline reflected just that as they recorded an 80-45 win...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 27 days ago 61,964 reads 76 comments

  3. Dwyane Wade to Bulls: Top Takeaways from Star's Introductory Press Conference

    Two weeks after signing with the Chicago Bulls , Dwyane Wade was officially introduced by his new team and spoke about the process of coming back to his hometown after 13 seasons with the Miami Heat ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 27 days ago 40,536 reads 217 comments

  4. Top Prospects and Takeaways from FIBA's Under-18, Under-20 Tournaments

    The 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and FIBA U20 European Championship each featured a number of NBA prospects on the radar for the 2017 and 2018 drafts...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 27 days ago 18,850 reads 14 comments

  5. Russell Westbrook Just Laughs When Asked About Kevin Durant

    When Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook chooses to bite his tongue and not say anything that'll make waves, he has a go-to move. He just laughs...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 27 days ago 24,421 reads 38 comments

  6. Realistic Expectations for the NY Knicks' 2016-17 Starting Lineup

    Never underestimate the power of fun. It apparently played a role in Kevin Durant 's decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors ...

    Sara Peters Written by Sara Peters about 27 days ago 41,528 reads 99 comments

  7. Ranking Each Team USA Men's Basketball Player at 2016 Summer Olympics

    The USA men's basketball team will kick off its 2016 gold-medal pursuit in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, taking a dozen of the NBA 's biggest names into international competition...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 38,085 reads 67 comments

  8. Jimmy Butler Comments on Departures of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah

    The Chicago Bulls are ostensibly Jimmy Butler 's team following the offseason departures of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah . On Thursday, Butler insisted he had nothing to do with the roster shake-up, despite assumptions to the contrary...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 27 days ago 21,972 reads 122 comments

  9. Jeremy Lin Puts His Own Spin on 'Space Jam,' Stars in Anime Sequel

    While everyone wonders if there will be a Space Jam 2 , Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin has taken the liberty of getting ahead of the game and creating a Space Jam 3 . Let's just say it's, um, interesting...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 27 days ago 17,788 reads 5 comments

  10. Derrick Rose Loses Summary Judgment Regarding Sexual Assault Civil Suit

    The sexual assault case against New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose will go to trial after his request to throw out the lawsuit was denied, per Dan Werly . Per the official U.S...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 27 days ago 75,789 reads 0 comments

  11. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says He's Michael Jordan in Donald Trump Joke at DNC

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , t he NBA 's all-time leading scorer, still knows how to get buckets in the political arena...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 28 days ago 51,767 reads 0 comments

  12. Carmelo Anthony Comments on Dwyane Wade Leaving Heat to Sign with Bulls

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was among those who had trouble processing Dwyane Wade 's free-agent departure from the Miami Heat to the Chicago Bulls this offseason...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 28 days ago 33,336 reads 181 comments

  13. David Lee to Spurs: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    A midseason move to the Dallas Mavericks revitalized David Lee 's career, as he again resembled the high-efficiency offensive force who was once a building block for the Golden State Warriors ...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 28 days ago 67,535 reads 192 comments

  14. Craig Sager to Miss 2016 Rio Olympics to Continue Leukemia Treatment

    NBC Sports announced Thursday that veteran sports reporter Craig Sager will miss the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to ongoing treatment for leukemia...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 28 days ago 18,422 reads 30 comments

  15. Ranking the NBA's Most Improved Teams This Offseason

    Now that most of the NBA 's free agents have found homes for the 2016-17 season, it's time to take stock of how teams fared throughout the offseason...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 28 days ago 4,003 reads 36 comments

  16. Why Michael Jordan Missed the Mark in 1st Attempt at Social Consciousness

    Michael Jordan ' s recent statement to The Undefeated on police brutality is a quick read. The sparse number of words isn't the problem, though; it's what he says...

    Khalid  Salaam Written by Khalid Salaam about 28 days ago 117,896 reads 162 comments

  17. NBA Announces Pacers vs. Nuggets Regular-Season Game to Be Played in London

    The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets will take a trip to London during the middle of the 2016-17 season in an effort to expand the NBA beyond its typical North American borders...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 28 days ago 3,058 reads 30 comments

  18. Karl-Anthony Towns Splits Through Defense, Posterizes Young Camper

    It doesn't matter how old you are or how tall you are—if you stand in the paint, Karl-Anthony Towns will come at you. That's a lesson one camper learned the hard way...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 28 days ago 20,853 reads 60 comments

  19. Doc Rivers Comments on Clippers' Pursuit of Kevin Durant in Free Agency

    The Los Angeles Clippers were one of the many teams to miss out on signing Kevin Durant , though not for lack of trying...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 28 days ago 30,628 reads 173 comments

  20. Redrafting the 2016 Rookie Class Following the NBA Summer League

    Hopefully your favorite NBA team made the right pick the first time around. But now that we have the benefit of hindsight with the conclusion of NBA Summer League, NBA Lead Writer ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 28 days ago 48,060 reads 84 comments

  21. NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Potential Nikola Vucevic Trade, Paul Pierce and More

    It’s the end of July, which means NBA teams are beginning to solidify their rosters for training camp, finalizing contracts and trying to look for trade partners...

    Jared  Johnson Written by Jared Johnson about 28 days ago 5,760 reads 0 comments

  22. Stoudemire Did More Than Most with His Gifts, but Still Left Us Wanting More

    The fond farewells are out there, as always when someone of any significance retires. It's not even oversaturated with saccharine sentiment in this case...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 28 days ago 42,848 reads 84 comments

  23. Which Boston Celtics Rookies Should Make the 2016-17 Roster?

    Barring any major moves, the Boston Celtics ' core for next season is already established. But roster spots are still up for grabs, and plenty of young candidates are fighting for them...

    Vytis Lasaitis Written by Vytis Lasaitis about 28 days ago 19,141 reads 36 comments

  24. NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    The National Basketball Players Association ( NBPA ) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 29 days ago 21,099 reads 113 comments

  25. Dirk Nowitzki Trolls Simone Zaza with Penalty Attempt in Charity Match

    Contrary to popular belief, Germans aren't perfect at taking penalties, after all. They missed their first penalty in a shootout at Euro 2016 since 1982 against Italy, and now we have this "effort" from Dirk Nowitzki ...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 29 days ago 152,976 reads 7 comments