1. Predicting the Most and Least Improved NBA Teams for 2014-15 Season

    From spawning championship dreams to dashing playoff hopes, the 2014 NBA offseason produced some dramatically different results depending on which of the 30 unique lenses it was viewed through...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 5 days ago 30,058 reads 164 comments

  2. Hornets Sign P.J. Hairston to Rookie-Scale Contract

    The Charlotte Hornets have signed rookie P.J. Hairston, the former North Carolina shooting guard they acquired in a draft-night trade with the Miami Heat ...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 5 days ago 378 reads 0 comments

  3. How Long Before Orlando Magic Catch Eastern Conference by Surprise?

    It’s around this time each summer when NBA prognosticators posit a handful of teams worth keeping half an eye on—not contenders, not guaranteed bottom-dwellers, but the purgatory-bound upstarts with the potential to shake things up a bit...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 5 days ago 5,435 reads 34 comments

  4. Hawks Announce 2014 Preseason Schedule

    ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks today announced the seven-game 2014 preseason schedule, which includes contests at Philips Arena against the New Orleans Pelicans , Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets ...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 5 days ago 91 reads 0 comments

  5. Charles Barkley's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Comes with Unexpected Twist

    There was no doubt that when Charles Barkley did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, it would be very entertaining. Barkley recently accepted the challenge, and it was unlike any that we have seen so far...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 5 days ago 209,708 reads 65 comments

  6. ESPN: Who Starts at Shooting Guard?

    With TRAINING camp less than two months away, we're examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks ...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 5 days ago 1,781 reads 1 comments

  7. Video: Drummond Working on Becoming Threat in Post

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 5 days ago 600 reads 0 comments

  8. John Wall Shows Off His Dance Moves in China

    It appears Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has learned some new dance steps. Wall, who is in China for a promotional tour with Adidas, did a little dancing to the bizarre viral song "Little Apple" by Chinese band Chopstick Brothers...

    Ken Dorset Written by Ken Dorset about 5 days ago 34,011 reads 35 comments

  9. Lakers News: Byron Scott Is Smart to Make Julius Randle's Development a Priority

    On a team that is not expected to be very good, the Los Angeles Lakers must focus on developing for the future. Fortunately, new head coach Byron Scott seems to understand where the priorities are...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 5 days ago 1,129 reads 1 comments

  10. Can Kobe Bryant Match NBA History's Best 36-Year-Old Wings?

    Succeeding in the NBA is hard enough for young studs fresh out of college, but—with a few notable exceptions—it's downright impossible for a 36-year-old to excel...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 5 days ago 23,205 reads 72 comments

  11. Projecting the Kings' Starting Five

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 5 days ago 1,081 reads 1 comments

  12. What Should New York Knicks Expect from Carmelo Anthony After Offseason Changes?

    Through the tumult of the New York Knicks ’ disappointing 2013-14 season, it was easy to see past the sequoia-thick silver lining of Carmelo Anthony authoring arguably the best season of his 12-year NBA career...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 5 days ago 4,118 reads 29 comments

  13. Bulls' Doug McDermott Takes Cubs Fans out to the Ballgame

    The Bulls brought in Doug McDermott to splash home 3-pointers. Singing likely isn't part of his job description.....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 5 days ago 1,302 reads 0 comments

  14. Rose Practices for Team USA, Will Play Fri.

    Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose practiced for Team USA in a non-contact workout on Thursday afternoon and intends to play in Friday night's exhibition game against Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 5 days ago 1,399 reads 1 comments

  15. Amar'e Stoudemire-to-Sixers Trade Is Still a Possibility

    The potential Amar'e Stoudemire to-the-Sixers trade that was mentioned as a rumor earlier this summer isn't necessarily dead. It may just be stalled; for another six months.....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 5 days ago 100 reads 0 comments

  16. Louis Labeyrie to Remain Overseas

    Knicks second-round pick Louis Labeyrie will remain with Paris-Levallois of France rather than sign with New York for the coming season, as Shams Charania of RealGM writes in an update ...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 5 days ago 1,805 reads 0 comments

  17. Melo Optimistic About New-Look Knicks

    A confident Carmelo Anthony believes the New York Knicks will create a "new culture" and "new identity" this season and leave any remnants of last season's 37-win nightmare in the rearview mirror...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 5 days ago 4,192 reads 0 comments

  18. Team USA Braces for Saturday Cut Day

    NEW YORK -- You've been hearing for weeks about Aug. 23 thanks to the worst-kept secret in the NBA : Kevin Love's looming trade to Cleveland...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 5 days ago 7,282 reads 0 comments

  19. Los Angeles Lakers' Future Still Rests in Kobe Bryant's Hands

    Kobe Bryant 's present with the Los Angeles Lakers is littered with question marks, and his future with the franchise might be better measured in months instead of years...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 5 days ago 8,075 reads 34 comments

  20. Miami Heat: Barbosa Could Be the Ideal Player

    With nearly two months to go before the kickoff of the NBA regular season, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and president Pat Riley remain hard at work, finalizing the roster ...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 5 days ago 65 reads 1 comments

  21. Don't Sleep on the LeBron-Less Miami Heat | XN Sports

    For a great a job as LeBron James did while in Miami, paltry predictions for a non-LeBron-led Miami Heat are a disservice to the mostly intact team that went to four-straight NBA Finals...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 5 days ago 47 reads 0 comments

  22. Dwyane Wade's Suburban Home Facing Foreclosure

    Dwyane Wade reportedly makes around $30 million a year -- his estimated worth is approximately $100 mil -- which makes it pretty shocking his $1.2 million Chicago pad is in foreclosure...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 5 days ago 4,355 reads 0 comments

  23. James Worthy Believes Lakers Could Possibly Make Playoffs

    Even with the season still two months away, people have already begun predicting next season's standings. ESPN Forecast panel had the Lakers slotted at 12th in the Western Conference with a 30-52 record, a slight improvement on last season...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 5 days ago 1,760 reads 2 comments

  24. Can Lakers Stay Close Enough to Make Playoff Push in April?

    If the Lakers can stay healthy this season, after an injury-plagued, 27-win 2013-14, the team may be able to rebound through March with a winning record.....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 5 days ago 1,152 reads 1 comments

  25. San Francisco's Madame Tussauds to Unveil Jeremy Lin Figure

    Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin on Thursday is set to help unveil a wax figure of himself at Madame Tussauds on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 5 days ago 24 reads 0 comments