1. Iman Shumpert Injury Gives JR Smith Yet Another Chance to Turn His Season Around

    If the New York Knicks ' 2013-14 season has been like a roller coaster, J.R. Smith 's individual campaign has been like riding shotgun in Maverick's jet. Goose of course died in that role...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 1,269 reads 4 comments

  2. Raymond Felton Is Tired of Being Called Fat

    They say you should always reply "no" when a woman asks you if she's overweight. Apparently, the same standard doesn't apply to New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton ...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 116,136 reads 217 comments

  3. Things Got Weird on LA Clippers' Plane at NBA Trade Deadline

    We've all had awkward or tense moments at work, but most of us probably can't identify with the prospect of being traded. It's tough to imagine if you haven't been there...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 11,708 reads 18 comments

  4. Joakim Noah's Value to Chicago Bulls Present and Future Can't Be Understated

    Since Michael Jordan's departure in 1998, there might not be another Chicago Bull who has a more legitimate claim to the face-of-the-franchise tag than Joakim Noah . Fresh off his second All-Star selection, Noah is averaging 11...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 5,481 reads 23 comments

  5. Did LA Clippers Help or Hurt Their Bench at NBA Trade Deadline?

    Depth in basketball usually refers to more good players at each position. So it's strange that a team looking for depth in the frontcourt would send out two big men in exchange for no immediate help at the deadline...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 1,739 reads 2 comments

  6. Will Evan Turner Trade Disrupt Indiana Pacers' Delicate Chemistry?

    The old Shakespeare quote, "Parting is such sweet sorrow" could very easily be applied to Danny Granger and the Indiana Pacers ...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 3,580 reads 7 comments

  7. New York Knicks Must Give JR Smith's Minutes to Tim Hardaway Jr.

    Of the characters in the horror movie that is this season for the New York Knicks , J.R. Smith may be the most terrifying of all...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 3,826 reads 24 comments

  8. Spurs Reportedly Trade Nando De Colo to Toronto Raptors for Austin Daye

    We may have another Gregg Popovich reclamation project in the works. Just before the clock struck midnight (or 3 p.m...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 18,213 reads 48 comments

  9. How Long Can Portland Trail Blazers Survive Without LaMarcus Aldridge?

    Once upon a time, the Portland Trail Blazers were among the best teams in the league, and behind then-healthy LaMarcus Aldridge , were looking like legitimate contenders...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 4,047 reads 26 comments

  10. Charlotte Bobcats Boost Playoff Push with Gary Neal Trade

    The Charlotte Bobcats have been after perimeter scoring for weeks, and they may have finally landed it in the form of Gary Neal ...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 8,887 reads 33 comments

  11. Why Boston Celtics Will Be Utah Jazz's Biggest Competition for Gordon Hayward

    This season's trade deadline rumor mill is churning with stories that essentially say, "So and so is interested in so and so, but a deal isn't likely." Such is the case with the recent wave of Gordon Hayward -to-the- Boston Celtics speculation...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 11,908 reads 24 comments

  12. Miami Heat Reportedly Trade Roger Mason Jr. to Kings to Create Open Roster Spot

    UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 20 at 5:15 p.m. ET by Adam Fromal It's official. Roger Mason Jr . will never play a game with the Sacramento Kings ...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 49,101 reads 152 comments

  13. Spencer Hawes Trade Necessary Step in Philadelphia 76ers Rebuild

    The Philadelphia 76ers are working on a fresh start, and they took a big step toward that on Thursday when they dealt center Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 6,897 reads 11 comments

  14. Dwight Howard Left Los Angeles Lakers in Tatters, and He Seems to Enjoy That

    Everyone has that ex-girlfriend or -boyfriend they secretly want to see, if only to show off just how good they're doing now. On Wednesday, Dwight Howard got that chance in front of thousands of exes at Staples Center in Los Angeles...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 5,390 reads 64 comments

  15. How LA Lakers Can Get Under Luxury-Tax Line and Why It's so Important

    Any time you're out of the playoff hunt and have a chance to save $12 million, you do it, right? For the Los Angeles Lakers , the answer to that question appears to be yes...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 8,626 reads 13 comments

  16. Searching for Positives in Tough Utah Jazz Season

    A record of 19-33 isn't good. In fact, it's bad. But for the rebuilding Utah Jazz , focusing on the wins and losses is shortsighted. This was always supposed to be a tough season...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 2,575 reads 4 comments

  17. With Record 3s and Few Center Contributions, 2014 All-Star Game Shows New NBA

    NBA basketball has officially entered a new era, and the league's 63rd All-Star Game could very well serve as its symbol. Small ball is the name of the game now...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 33,728 reads 74 comments

  18. 2014 NBA All-Star Game's Greatest Dunks, Crossovers, Passes and Other Highlights

    In a game that featured tons of highlight plays from LeBron James , Kevin Durant , Blake Griffin and Carmelo Anthony, the Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving stole the show...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 53,012 reads 51 comments

  19. NBA Teams That Figure to Benefit Most from All-Star Break

    Basketball is not easy on knees, ankles or really bodies in general. And 82 48-minute games is an awful lot of basketball. So the NBA 's annual All-Star break comes as a welcome respite for a lot of teams...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 4,404 reads 10 comments

  20. Kobe Bryant Says He'd Try 3-Point Contest, Teases Marco Belinelli

    Kobe Bryant has never been one to shy away from competition. So his desire to give the NBA Three-Point Contest a go probably isn't too surprising...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 31,090 reads 73 comments

  21. Kobe Bryant's NBA Mount Rushmore Leaves Room for Only One LA Laker

    South Dakota would run out of cliff space real fast if all these "Mount Rushmores" actually went up. The latest superstar to throw out his list of the best four players in NBA history is Kobe Bryant ...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 185,973 reads 373 comments

  22. Roy Hibbert Calls Georgetown 'Mount Rushmore of Bigs'

    Thanks to Steve Smith and LeBron James, Mount Rushmore is getting the most attention it's had since Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest ...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 2,057 reads 2 comments

  23. Did the New Orleans Pelicans Make a Grave Mistake Trading Nerlens Noel?

    Hindsight is a blessing and a curse. Looking back on decisions in the past can help a team avoid repeating mistakes in the future. But lessons learned can be bittersweet...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 11,877 reads 42 comments

  24. Not Even John Wall Could Salvage Failed New Slam Dunk Contest Format

    The NBA should have just allowed the big-name players to try to salvage the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Getting John Wall , Paul George and Damian Lillard to participate was enough...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 21,604 reads 72 comments

  25. NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2014: Grading Every Dunk and Every Participant

    The 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest was unfortunately robbed of much of its luster by a new format that fell flat. The festivities kicked off with 90-second team rounds that ended up looking like little more than pregame warmups...

    Andy Bailey Written by Andy Bailey about 1 year ago 127,545 reads 231 comments