1. Carmelo Anthony Says New York Knicks Will 'Absolutely' Make 2015 NBA Playoffs

    Carmelo Anthony is sending mixed signals about his immediate future with the New York Knicks . This isn't like free agency, when many were unsure whether he would sign with the ...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 days ago 30,505 reads 316 comments

  2. Can Rajon Rondo Make Himself the Center of Boston Celtics Rebuild?

    The NBA mechanism moving around Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo has never been a quiet one, with trade talks taking the place of regularly scheduled programming on a continuous loop since the summer of 2007...

    Michael Walsh Written by Michael Walsh about 3 days ago 3,455 reads 41 comments

  3. How Can the Heat Recover Post-LeBron? Take a Page Out of the 1993-94 Bulls' Book

    Pete Myers had chosen to spend a day early in October of 1993 on a Chicago court, hitting balls rather than dribbling them. He wasn't expecting anyone to interrupt his friendly tennis match to serve up an opportunity...

    Ethan Skolnick Written by Ethan Skolnick about 3 days ago 98,969 reads 253 comments

  4. Why Dion Waiters Is Now the Cleveland Cavaliers' X-Factor

    Not even LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving could take down the rest of the league without some backup. The Cleveland Cavaliers will need a support team behind the franchise's new nucleus...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 days ago 15,266 reads 29 comments

  5. Pistons' Andre Drummond Plans on Playing for Team USA at World Cup

    Andre Drummond's next opportunity to make an impression on the USA Basketball brass could come Wednesday night, when the Americans face the Dominican Republic in an exhibition at Madison Square Garden...

    Noah Jampol Written by Noah Jampol about 3 days ago 171 reads 0 comments

  6. New Zealand Name Undersized Squad for FIBA World Cup

    New Zealand have cut their 14-man squad to 12 ahead of the FIBA World Cup, due to start at the end of the month...

    Jeff Cheshire Written by Jeff Cheshire about 3 days ago 735 reads 1 comments

  7. Ring Chasing: Veteran Free Agents Cleveland Cavaliers Could Still Use

    Veteran free agents just keep jumping on board the Cleveland Cavaliers ' playoff-bound ship. ESPN's Marc Stein reports that 15-year-vet Shawn Marion will sign a one-year deal with the Cavs sometime this month...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 3 days ago 17,046 reads 34 comments

  8. Why Kevin Durant Would Be Foolish to Leave Oklahoma City Thunder

    With shorter contracts and greater movement in free agency shuffling personnel across NBA rosters, speculation about potential player moves is beginning earlier than ever...

    Dylan Murphy Written by Dylan Murphy about 3 days ago 10,473 reads 61 comments

  9. NBA Trade Rumors: Rajon Rondo Swap Would Prove Beneficial for Kings and Celtics

    It’s late August on the NBA rumor mill, which means even anti-rumors make the headlines. Basketball Insiders had the latest regarding Rajon Rondo : It appears that ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 days ago 14,150 reads 2 comments

  10. 5 NBA Teams Under Most Pressure to Win 2015 Championship

    No NBA team and its players enter the regular season tacitly thinking, "Look, we better not win a championship this year." Actually, allow me to clarify: Almost no NBA team thinks in those terms...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 days ago 34,807 reads 151 comments

  11. What We Learned About the Sacramento Kings This Offseason

    Despite going into it without a ton of cap space, this offseason has been anything but uneventful for the Sacramento Kings . Between the on-court and off-court changes, there's been a lot going on...

    Sim Risso Written by Sim Risso about 3 days ago 3,616 reads 7 comments

  12. Breaking Down Chicago Bulls' Center Position for 2014-15 Season

    The Chicago Bulls roster includes talented guards and forwards, but let's focus on the center position...

    Mike B. Written by Mike B. about 3 days ago 11,111 reads 31 comments

  13. Can Carmelo Anthony Afford to Wait for the New York Knicks to Rebuild?

    The new-look New York Knicks ' road to title contention will take time. Carmelo Anthony knows this, and he decided to re-up with the franchise despite fielding offers from teams with much clearer immediate paths to glory...

    John Dorn Written by John Dorn about 3 days ago 3,155 reads 26 comments

  14. Everything You Need to Know About Houston Rockets' Kostas Papanikolaou

    The Houston Rockets will have a different look entering the 2014-15 NBA season, and while the acquisition of Kostas Papanikolaou won't move the needle much for casual admirers, ...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 3 days ago 5,569 reads 21 comments

  15. How Miami Heat Can Properly Deploy Dwyane Wade Next Season

    Dwyane Wade is 32. This is young for a novelist and practically adolescent for, say, a physician, but pretty old for a professional basketball player. Which, as it happens, he is...

    Tom Sunnergren Written by Tom Sunnergren about 3 days ago 7,991 reads 20 comments

  16. Breaking Down San Antonio Spurs' Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

    Highlighted by budding superstar Kawhi Leonard, small forward is a solid position for the reigning league champion San Antonio Spurs in 2014-15...

    David Kenyon Written by David Kenyon about 3 days ago 7,033 reads 15 comments

  17. Report: Grizz Sign Rookie Stokes to 3-Year Deal

    Varoon Bose Written by Varoon Bose about 3 days ago 133 reads 0 comments

  18. Predicting the Roles and Impact of Each Miami Heat Newcomer This Season

    The Miami Heat roster is facing the most turnover since the 2010 offseason, except LeBron James is leaving South Beach and taking his talents with him...

    Wes Goldberg Written by Wes Goldberg about 3 days ago 13,164 reads 38 comments

  19. Should Team USA Consider an Age Limit?

    CHICAGO — Team USA is as young as it's been in quite some time. After a string of opt-outs and injuries, the squad is left with few veterans, reminding us of a concept floated years ago...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 3 days ago 6,191 reads 16 comments

  20. Early Win-Loss Predictions for Atlanta Hawks Next Season

    The Atlanta Hawks will surprise a lot of people by making a significant upward move in the Eastern Conference standings next season. ESPN's Summer Forecast predicts the Hawks to rise just one spot to reach the No...

    Jared  Johnson Written by Jared Johnson about 3 days ago 2,209 reads 14 comments

  21. Joel Embiid Has Big Plans for His NBA Career

    Joel Embiid might be facing a long layoff due to his recent foot surgery, but his Twitter game remains on point. Embiid has a lot of confidence in his abilities, listing himself as a future NBA MVP...

    Ken Chin Written by Ken Chin about 3 days ago 39,366 reads 21 comments

  22. Breaking Down Boston Celtics' Center Position for 2014-15 Season

    There aren’t a lot of positions the Boston Celtics are shored up at; they need more shooting, a long-term option at small forward and a featured scorer. More than anything, they need to figure out the center spot...

    Grant Rindner Written by Grant Rindner about 3 days ago 5,169 reads 14 comments

  23. Final Team USA Cut Could Come by Thursday

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Final cuts to the Team USA roster could come as soon as Thursday, according to USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo...

    Varoon Bose Written by Varoon Bose about 3 days ago 3,261 reads 0 comments

  24. Ian Mahinmi Airball Back-to-Back Free Throws in Exhibition Game

    With all the changes in the Pacers ' rotation next year,Ian Mahinmi is likely going to have a larger role to play. Maybe the book on how to defend him is out — send him to the free throw line...

    Varoon Bose Written by Varoon Bose about 3 days ago 237 reads 0 comments

  25. Lakers News: Latest on Coaching Staff, Criticism of Carlos Boozer

    There will be few teams in the NBA under more pressure than the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2014-15 campaign. The historic franchise finished last year with a 27-55 record and looked downright lost on the floor at times...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 days ago 16,522 reads 5 comments