1. Unburdened by Expectations and Pressure, Can Jeremy Lin Bring Linsanity to LA?

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — There’s a subtle key to the underdog story. It’s all about the expectations—or more accurately, the lack thereof...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 23 hours ago 52,623 reads 303 comments

  2. Houston Rockets Trading for Rajon Rondo Is Just a Pipe Dream

    In this week's NBA offseason episode, we get treated to another will-they-or-won't-they storyline, bigger than Ross and Rachel, Daphne and Fred, and Tony and his psychiatrist put together...

    Michael Walsh Written by Michael Walsh about 23 hours ago 8,200 reads 48 comments

  3. Can Detroit Pistons Completely Remake Themselves in Just 1 Offseason?

    The Detroit Pistons are currently one of the NBA ’s sorriest franchises. They’ve won 29 games in each of the past two seasons and have had regular difficulty even before that with putting a competent product on both ends of the floor...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 day ago 3,724 reads 24 comments

  4. 8 Rookies Already Looking Like 2014 NBA Draft-Day Steals

    Although NBA Summer League is only a small sample of games, some rookies are already emerging as 2014 draft-day steals...

    Daniel O'Brien Written by Daniel O'Brien about 1 day ago 178,029 reads 274 comments

  5. NBA Rumors: How Andrew Wiggins' Contract Impacts Potential Kevin Love Trade

    Now that Andrew Wiggins is off-limits for 30 days, what does it mean for Kevin Love? As expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers signed both Wiggins and Joe Harris, the team announced on its official website on Thursday...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 1 day ago 3,554 reads 0 comments

  6. Kyrie Irving or Andrew Wiggins: Who Will Fit Better with LeBron James?

    The first time LeBron James was in Cleveland, the Cavaliers failed to provide him with a true running mate. Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal had each other...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 1 day ago 10,676 reads 74 comments

  7. Early Predictions for Orlando Magic's Starting Lineup Next Season

    The Orlando Magic made their fair share of unexpected offseason moves, including the signings of Ben Gordon and Channing Frye ...

    Kurt Jonke Written by Kurt Jonke about 1 day ago 976 reads 8 comments

  8. How Far Away Are Chicago Bulls from Landing Their Next Superstar?

    The Chicago Bulls ' chances of landing another superstar are slim, unless they can pull off a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 day ago 11,698 reads 71 comments

  9. Report Card Grades for Indiana Pacers' 2014 Offseason So Far

    The Indiana Pacers ' 2014 offseason has been an interesting one. From letting Evan Turner go, getting several new players and failing to re-sign Lance Stephenson (who signed ...

    Poch de la Rosa Written by Poch de la Rosa about 1 day ago 1,415 reads 1 comments

  10. Early Predictions for Boston Celtics' Starting Lineup

    The Boston Celtics have had a busy offseason thus far. After selecting point guard Marcus Smart and swingman James Young in the 2014 NBA draft, they wasted no time re-signing guard Avery Bradley...

    Stephen Albertini Written by Stephen Albertini about 1 day ago 4,066 reads 8 comments

  11. Chris Paul Considering Sitting Out If Donald Sterling Remains Clippers Owner

    The Los Angeles Clippers may be without their best player once the 2014-15 season begins if Donald Sterling remains the team's owner for the foreseeable future. Speaking to ESPN...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 1 day ago 102,115 reads 640 comments

  12. Andrew Wiggins Left in Unfair Limbo as Cavaliers Make All-In Push for Kevin Love

    There is something creepy about the sanitized verbiage basketball culture has adopted when discussing the human beings who play the sport...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 day ago 2,218 reads 18 comments

  13. Report: CP3 Could Sit out If Sterling Remains Owner

    LAS VEGAS -- Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul told ESPN.com it's "unacceptable" if Donald Sterling is still the owner of the team when the season begins...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 1 day ago 488 reads 2 comments

  14. Memphis Grizzlies Must Make Aggressive Move This Offseason to Take Next Step

    Declaring the Memphis Grizzlies' offseason complete at this point would constitute a premature shrug. The Grizzlies remain a move away from true championship contention. Having 15 players on the roster shouldn't mean the roster is full...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 1 day ago 1,221 reads 4 comments

  15. 7 Remaining 2014 NBA Free Agents Who Will Be Major Bargains

    Sometimes, it's the role players—not stars—that make or break NBA championship teams. The Boris Diaws . The Mike Millers. The J.J. Bareas ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 day ago 22,925 reads 33 comments

  16. Colangelo 'Disappointed' in Griffin Missing FIBA Cup

    When Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo heard the news on Thursday afternoon that Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin would not take part in this summer's FIBA World ...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 1 day ago 154 reads 0 comments

  17. Early Predictions for Miami Heat's Starting Lineup

    Judging by point differential per 100 possessions, the Miami Heat had the third-best starting unit in the league last regular season, according to NBA .com statistics...

    Wes Goldberg Written by Wes Goldberg about 1 day ago 13,671 reads 50 comments

  18. Early Predictions for Los Angeles Lakers' Rotation

    Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak retooled the roster during free agency by trading for Jeremy Lin, adding Carlos Boozer via waiver claim and retaining Nick Young and Jordan Hill, among other moves...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 1 day ago 30,521 reads 94 comments

  19. Parsons Brother Rips 'Entitled' Harden

    Ever since Houston Rockets restricted free agent Chandler Parsons signed with in-state rivals the Dallas Mavericks, there has been some back and forth between south and north Texas...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 1 day ago 18,015 reads 9 comments

  20. 5 NBA Teams That Staved Off Disaster During 2014 Free Agency

    During 2014 NBA free agency, a variety of league front offices were stuck between a rock and a hard place. Certain circumstances left them scrambling to execute Plans B, C and D after primary options fell through...

    Ben Leibowitz Written by Ben Leibowitz about 1 day ago 15,429 reads 47 comments

  21. Kevin Love Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Potential Blockbuster Deals

    Right now, it's a two-horse race for Kevin Love . There are several teams still in the market for the three-time All-Star, but when the season tips off three months from now, ...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 1 day ago 436 reads 0 comments

  22. 5 NBA Players with the Most to Prove During 2014-15 Season

    Everybody in the NBA has something to prove. If you're a bona fide superstar, you're out to show that you belong among the best in basketball, preferably by carrying your club to a championship...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 day ago 77,975 reads 529 comments

  23. Blake Griffin Announces He Won't Play for Team USA at FIBA World Cup

    Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin will pass on a chance to play for Team USA at the FIBA World Cup this summer...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 day ago 59,658 reads 240 comments

  24. Have the Dallas Mavericks Won the NBA Offseason?

    It's been a while since the Dallas Mavericks have escaped an offseason unscathed in the media. After years of getting spurned by big free agents and getting killed for it afterward, the Mavericks are on the opposite end of the public opinion spectrum.

    D.J. Foster Written by D.J. Foster about 1 day ago 28,345 reads 146 comments

  25. Griffin Withdraws from USA Men's Team

    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffinon Thursday announced that he will not participate on the USA Basketball Men's National Team this summer...

    Adam Nofflett Written by Adam Nofflett about 1 day ago 181 reads 0 comments