1. Sleeper Picks for NBA Rookie of the Year

    Anthony Davis seems like such a lock for NBA Rookie of the Year that anyone else automatically becomes a "surprise" pick at this point...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about 2 years ago 10,512 reads 34 comments

  2. New York Knicks: How Amar'e and Melo Can Play Together

    After a successful offseason rebuilding project, the New York Knicks are an Eastern Conference power once more. However, they'll still only go as far as Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire can carry them...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about 2 years ago 14,574 reads 63 comments

  3. NBA Teams with the Best and Worst Offseasons

    With most of the offseason puzzle pieces now in place, we have a clear picture of which NBA teams can be applauded and which can be reviled for their moves. NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about 2 years ago 73,348 reads 117 comments

  4. Team USA vs. Tunisia: Predictions for Tuesday Matchup

    LeBron James and the USA basketball squad made it look easy against France in a dominating 98-71 victory in London, but will there be a letdown in store against the Tunisians? The U...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about 2 years ago 17,007 reads 28 comments

  5. Which NBA Teams Made the Shrewdest Free-Agent Signings of the Summer?

    Now that the dust has cleared, it’s time to make sense of the 2012 NBA offseason. While there were plenty of big splashes and obvious misfires, who flew under the radar for the perfect strike? NBA featured columnist Joel C...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about 2 years ago 90,083 reads 139 comments

  6. Riskiest Moves of the NBA Offseason

    This crazy NBA offseason has featured plenty of risky business, but these were the most head-scratching acquisitions of them all. NBA featured columnist Joel C...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about 2 years ago 32,626 reads 49 comments

  7. Winners and Losers of Steve Nash-to-Lakers Deal

    The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns have agreed to a blockbuster sign-and-trade deal to make star point guard Steve Nash the newest teammate for Kobe Bryant ...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about 2 years ago 125 reads 299 comments

  8. Rudy Gay, Amar'e Stoudemire and the Most Overpaid Players in the NBA

    Determining the most overcompensated player in the NBA is tricky. While massive contracts are easy to spot, matching them to their perceived lack of value can be rather subjective...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about 2 years ago 21,178 reads 67 comments

  9. NBA Free Agency 2012: Will Deron Williams Follow Tim Duncan's Loyalty to Team?

    Deron Williams and Tim Duncan are both going to be unrestricted free agents this summer, and both stars will serve as marquee names at their position to lead a solid 2012 NBA class...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 1,311 reads 1 comments

  10. NBA Rumors: Why L.A. Clippers Must Sign Blake Griffin to Extension This Summer

    Blake Griffin is a maximum contract player. Although max salaries are thrown around way too liberally around the NBA , the Los Angeles Clippers understand Griffin's importance to the franchise both on and off the court...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 2,663 reads 4 comments

  11. NBA Free Agency 2012: Predicting Where Top Free Agent at Each Position Will Land

    Deron Williams isn't the only player on the NBA free agent market in 2012, but his name is going to be discussed relentlessly as we delve into where the top available players at each position will ultimately land...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 6,219 reads 3 comments

  12. Why Kevin Durant Is a Better Franchise Cornerstone Than LeBron James

    If I'm building a roster from scratch and could choose any player in the league to choose as my franchise player, my choice is going to be Kevin Durant over LeBron James every time...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 4,871 reads 66 comments

  13. Playing Fact or Fiction with Steve Nash Rumors

    Steve Nash is going to be one of the most coveted free agents of the entire 2012 class. Despite free agency not even beginning yet, we're already being inundated with a litany of rumors regarding his next potential destination...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 8,733 reads 23 comments

  14. The NBA Has a Serious Officiating Problem, But Will David Stern Fix It?

    The officiating problem in the NBA isn't a new issue. This is not a problem that is isolated to just the 2012 playoffs, but that's been what has received the majority of the attention...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 4,713 reads 32 comments

  15. Why Rajon Rondo Is the Most Valuable Player in the 2012 Playoffs

    Rajon Rondo 's outstanding performance in the 2012 NBA playoffs is quickly making those trade rumors (despite Danny Ainge denying them, per CBS Sports ) that surrounded him for much of this season seem rather ridiculous...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 6,539 reads 33 comments

  16. Lakers Rumors: Why Brandon Roy Is Not the Answer to Lakers' Depth Problems

    Brandon Roy may be attempting a comeback to the NBA after his bad knees forced him into early retirement, but he's not someone who is going to solve anything for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 17,045 reads 68 comments

  17. Lakers Trade Speculation: 5 Trades L.A. Lakers Could Make to Move Pau Gasol

    It's going to be a long summer for Pau Gasol as the trade winds continue to swirl around him, and there is no doubt the Los Angeles Lakers will continue to explore deals centered around the Spaniard...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 201 reads 117 comments

  18. 2012 NBA Draft Order: What Full Lottery Order Means for Top 5 Prospects

    The 2012 NBA draft lottery order has officially been determined, and the New Orleans Hornets have effectively won the sweepstakes to land Anthony Davis with the first overall pick...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 5,000 reads 19 comments

  19. Dwight Howard and Deron Williams' Constant Indecision Makes Them a Perfect Match

    Dwight Howard and Deron Williams: a match made in heaven? It's certainly sounding as if the two deserve to play with one another, and it has nothing to do with either player's ability on the basketball court...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 910 reads 2 comments

  20. NBA Draft 2012: 7 Projected Lottery Picks Who Will Make an Impact in 2012-13

    With the 2012 NBA draft lottery just around the corner, there is no doubt that those college prospects projected to go in the top-14 selections will be paying very close attention to how the ping pong balls are drawn...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 4,610 reads 2 comments

  21. Will LeBron James' Critics Shut Up If He Wins an NBA Title?

    LeBron James can't be a king if he doesn't have a ring, right? He just can't escape the criticism. What does this guy have to do to endear himself to the public? When will some ...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 1,884 reads 38 comments

  22. Why the Miami Heat Dominate When They Don't Have to Think

    The Miami Heat flourish in transition. When LeBron James and Dwyane Wade get out in the open court, it's as if they're two men playing the game of basketball against a group of mere boys...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 487 reads 0 comments

  23. Deron Williams Rumors: D-Will Should Force Way to Lakers to Join Kobe Bryant

    Deron Williams and Kobe Bryant could be in the same backcourt as members of the Los Angeles Lakers together next season. Doesn't that have an awfully nice ring to it? Lakers fans have been salivating for an answer at the point guard position...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 5,476 reads 44 comments

  24. Lakers Rumors: Deron Williams for Pau Gasol Sign-and-Trade Benefits Both Teams

    Could a trade of Pau Gasol for Deron Williams benefit both the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets ? With the future of both players in question with their current teams, it's ...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 9,261 reads 11 comments

  25. NBA Free Agency 2012: Realistic Targets L.A. Lakers Must Pursue

    As the Los Angeles Lakers' roster is currently constructed, this is not a team that will be active in free agency during the 2012 offseason...

    Ethan Norof Written by Ethan Norof about over 2 years ago 6,220 reads 29 comments