1. Heat's 1st Step After LeBron James' Departure Is to Move out of His Shadow

    MIAMI — When you're one of the most photographed men in America, you can be selective with your self-portraits, only posting those that say something significant to you...

    Ethan Skolnick Written by Ethan Skolnick about 5 days ago 29,127 reads 82 comments

  2. NBA Needs to Change Its Stance on Domestic Violence in Post-Ray Rice World

    Before blossoming into a borderline All-Star and a nightly triple-double threat, Lance Stephenson earned a more dubious distinction: domestic violence suspect...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 5 days ago 37,782 reads 56 comments

  3. Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic Will Break Tom Thibodeau's Rookie Mold

    Chicago Bulls rookies have seldom shed their warmups during the Tom Thibodeau era. The defensive mastermind has been reluctant to trust young prospects with carrying out his game plan on both ends of the floor...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 5 days ago 18,177 reads 34 comments

  4. Complete Boston Celtics 2014-15 Training Camp Preview

    Coming off a season that featured the third-lowest win total in franchise history, the Boston Celtics will head into their 2014-15 training camp licking large, open wounds...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 days ago 4,634 reads 5 comments

  5. Silver Linings to Look for During Los Angeles Lakers' 2014-15 Season

    In every cloud there is a silver lining, so the saying goes. And looking for such glimmers in the Los Angeles Lakers ’ upcoming season presupposes that the larger outlook will appear gloomy and gray...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 5 days ago 13,223 reads 22 comments

  6. Can Kevin Garnett Play the Role That Brooklyn Nets Desperately Need?

    Last season under Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd, Kevin Garnett 's minutes leash was strict. His 20.5 minutes per game average was a career low by far, and he rarely played for stretches of more than six minutes at a time...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 5 days ago 2,318 reads 12 comments

  7. Report: Hornets' Taylor Arrested for 2nd Time

    Just before 7:30pm Thursday, Taylor was arrested on a malicious destruction of a building charge on the 1100 block of Michigan Ave. in East Lansing. The damage was less than $200. He has bonded out...

    Varoon Bose Written by Varoon Bose about 5 days ago 3,354 reads 0 comments

  8. Thad Young Must Be Critical Contributor for Minnesota Timberwolves This Season

    The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently stacked with young potential All-Stars, but which one of these players has the highest reachable ceiling this season? Andrew Wiggins ...

    Joseph Zapata Written by Joseph Zapata about 5 days ago 6,688 reads 16 comments

  9. Warriors GM: Jermaine O'Neal 'Probably Won't Be with Us Next Year'

    Jermaine O'Neal gave the Warriors a component of toughness last season, and was even placed into the starting lineup for the team's first three playoff games against the Los Angeles Clippers ...

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  10. Complete NY Knicks 2014 Training Camp Preview

    The New York Knicks , under the new regime of team president Phil Jackson and first-year head coach Derek Fisher, are ready to bounce back from last year's disappointing 37-45 season...

    Stephen Albertini Written by Stephen Albertini about 5 days ago 14,674 reads 38 comments

  11. Complete Predictions for Nerlens Noel's Role, Statistics with Philadelphia 76ers

    Now that Nerlens Noel is back at full strength, the Philadelphia 76ers ' rebuild is officially ready to get underway...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 days ago 3,678 reads 9 comments

  12. Breaking Down Milwaukee Bucks' Center Position for 2014-15

    The Milwaukee Bucks have a dilemma at the center position, but it's certainly not one with a ton of complexity...

    Jordan Rodewald Written by Jordan Rodewald about 5 days ago 3,301 reads 9 comments

  13. Keith Bogans to Cavaliers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

    Updates from Saturday, Sept. 27 Marc Stein of ESPN reports Keith Bogans will be traded again: Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal adds more: Original Text: ...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 5 days ago 100,156 reads 183 comments

  14. Why 2014-15 Season Could Be the Year of Russell Westbrook

    In Kevin Durant 's acceptance speech for the 2014 MVP award, some of the most heartfelt sentiments were saved for teammate Russell Westbrook . " I could speak all night about Russell," Durant told the audience ...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 5 days ago 32,858 reads 116 comments

  15. Cavs Expected to Package Three Dealsin Trade for Keith Bogans

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  16. As Training Camp Starts, LeBron James' Old Team Is New in Almost Every Way

    CLEVELAND — LeBron James has gone home, but much of the neighborhood has changed. The coach is different. Mike Brown is excised from everywhere but the payroll after he sputtered out one year into his second stint with the team...

    Ethan Skolnick Written by Ethan Skolnick about 5 days ago 99,628 reads 89 comments

  17. Jeremy Lin, Steve Nash Forging Partnership That Could Alter Lakers' Season

    LOS ANGELES — The Lakers ' season is going to be a success only if Kobe Bryant delivers redemption. And only if a long list of other things happen, too...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 5 days ago 88,578 reads 174 comments

  18. Eric Bledsoe's Contract Receives Mixed Reviews

    Eric Bledsoe' five-year, $70 million contract agreement with the Suns can be viewed in a myriad of ways. Most can agree that it's a win for Bledsoe and very few would heap criticisms ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Emilio Gonzales about 5 days ago 3,769 reads 1 comments

  19. Jeffery Taylor Arrested: Latest Details, Mugshot and Reaction

    Updates from Friday, Sept. 26 Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today provides a statement from NBPA executive director Michele Roberts: Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer ...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 5 days ago 18,451 reads 40 comments

  20. 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers: Why the Cavs Will Exceed Expectations

    The prodigal son has returned, and expectations are already sky high in Cleveland. Championships must follow, and sooner rather than later...

    James McNeill Written by James McNeill about 5 days ago 1,056 reads 4 comments

  21. Hornets' Taylor Arrested on Domestic Assault Charge

    EAST LANSING, MI -- A current Charlotte Hornets player was ARRESTED early Thursday morning in Michigan on the charge of domestic assault...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 5 days ago 1,697 reads 0 comments

  22. Presti: Jackson Key Cog in Thunder's Future

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Thursday he hasn't considered trading guard Reggie Jackson if no contract extension is reached before the Oct. 31 deadline...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 5 days ago 1,025 reads 0 comments

  23. Golden State Warriors Better Off Letting Klay Thompson Hit Free Agency

    Before the Golden State Warriors invest 10s of millions of dollars in Klay Thompson , before they try to lock down one of the NBA 's brightest shooting guards, they should do something else first: wait...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 5 days ago 12,664 reads 52 comments

  24. Paul George Injury: Updates on Pacers Star's Recovery from Leg Surgery

    Updates from Monday, Sept. 29 Candice Buckner of the Indianapolis Star shared a photo of Paul George from Pacers media day: Original Text Paul George recently took ...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 5 days ago 17,889 reads 42 comments

  25. Bogut Has Dante Exum's Back, Plans to Play in Olympics

    Australia didn't make much headway in FIBA play this year, making it out of the preliminary round before being eliminated in knock-out play by Turkey by a point. Durnig its run, Utah Jazz rookie Dante Exum played just 12...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 5 days ago 515 reads 0 comments