1. Repeating as Champs Will Be San Antonio Spurs' Biggest Hurdle Yet

    "Just the close of a career. I know it's coming to an end," San Antonio Spurs icon Tim Duncan told reporters after claiming his fifth title in June. "Don't know if I'll ever have a chance to do this again...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 5 hours ago 1,672 reads 7 comments

  2. 5 Squads Who Could Cause Major Problems for Team USA at FIBA Tournament

    After starring for the United States in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony all declined to participate in the 2014 FIBA World Cup...

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  3. Breaking Down Miami Heat's Point Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

    When you have someone like LeBron James around, traditional point guards almost seem unnecessary. The four-time MVP has established himself as the planet's very best thanks in large part to his extraordinary playmaking ability...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 11 hours ago 2,082 reads 8 comments

  4. Philadelphia 76ers Showing the NBA How Rebuilding Is Done

    Thaddeus Young's departure from the Philadelphia 76ers was but one piece of a much broader puzzle. The 26-year-old forward was sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of ...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 1 day ago 20,089 reads 84 comments

  5. Breaking Down How Houston Rockets Could Sign-and-Trade for Ramon Sessions

    Point guard Jeremy Lin was nothing but professional when discussing his two seasons with the Houston Rockets after the organization traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers in a cap-clearing maneuver...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 1 day ago 8,346 reads 37 comments

  6. Ranking the 5 Deepest Teams in the NBA

    The San Antonio Spurs 2013-14 title run was a testament to the value of unheralded virtues like teamwork and passing, a reminder that teams can win in this league without a trio of superstars in the primes of their careers...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 1 day ago 33,795 reads 259 comments

  7. 10 2014 NBA Preseason Games to Circle on the Calendar

    The games may not count toward the final NBA standings, but the preseason remains our first glimpse into the storylines that will define 2014-15...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 2 days ago 11,156 reads 34 comments

  8. What's Keeping Title from Los Angeles Clippers' Grasp?

    New Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has always been the ambitious type, and his foray into professional basketball promises to be no different...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 2 days ago 5,392 reads 46 comments

  9. Los Angeles Lakers Should Give Steve Nash's Starting Job to Jeremy Lin

    Back in 2012 when Jeremy Lin was blazing his path to notoriety, another point guard—arguably our generation's most iconic—took notice. "It's amazing...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 2 days ago 22,552 reads 41 comments

  10. Are Memphis Grizzlies' Dark-Horse Days Done Heading into 2014-15?

    The Memphis Grizzlies have had a fairly busy summer, at least if you count front-office maneuverings. Interim general manager Chris Wallace was signed to a new multiyear deal ...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 5 days ago 5,005 reads 39 comments

  11. Lance Stephenson's Next Chapter Starts with a Clean Slate

    Career seasons have a way of generating scrutiny where there previously was none. Lance Stephenson knows this well by now, or at least he should. The 23-year-old made significant strides in his fourth season, averaging 13...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 5 days ago 4,494 reads 23 comments

  12. Anthony Bennett or Thad Young: Who Is Timberwolves' Power Forward of the Future?

    With a 30-day moratorium on trading rookie Andrew Wiggins set to expire, Minnesota Timberwolves are on the brink of officially hitting the reset button...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 5 days ago 18,915 reads 65 comments

  13. Is Julius Randle Set Up for Success with LA Lakers This Season?

    The Los Angeles Lakers ' future got quite a bit brighter upon selecting Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick in this summer's draft...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 6 days ago 19,293 reads 64 comments

  14. Kevin Love and the Anatomy of Forcing an NBA Trade

    Kevin Love 's escape from Minnesota has been a long time coming. "My patience is not high," the star forward told Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears all the way back in the summer of 2012...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 6 days ago 35,844 reads 88 comments

  15. Even John Calipari Thinks David Blatt Is Perfect Choice as Cleveland Cavs Coach

    Maybe Plan B was meant to be. The Cleveland Cavaliers originally wanted a star from the college ranks to take the coaching reins in the wake of Mike Brown's dismissal ...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 7 days ago 27,574 reads 10 comments

  16. No Easy Answers in NBA's International Competition Conundrum

    The tragic broken leg Paul George suffered during a Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas may not be a game-changer in terms of international competition, but it was certainly a conversation-starter...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 7 days ago 26,716 reads 43 comments

  17. Mason Plumlee's Emergence Gives Brooklyn Nets Brook Lopez Insurance

    Few rookies performed better than Mason Plumee did last season. The Brooklyn Nets big man filled in for an injured Brook Lopez and picked up some of the slack for a declining Kevin Garnett , eventually starting 22 games and averaging 7...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 7 days ago 2,282 reads 11 comments

  18. Can Carmelo Anthony Insert Himself into 2014-15 NBA MVP Race?

    The 2013-14 season marked the first time Carmelo Anthony has ever missed the NBA playoffs. To hear him explain it, that's not happening again...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 7 days ago 14,894 reads 79 comments

  19. 5 Young NBA Stars Who Could Fill Paul George's Void Next Season

    Paul George 's brief stint with Team USA was cut short long before he could contribute to the club's FIBA World Cup competition in Spain. Even more tragically, he'll likely miss the NBA season ahead...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 8 days ago 42,575 reads 145 comments

  20. Everything You Need to Know About Sacramento Kings' Rookie Sim Bhullar

    After suffering through a 28-54 record last season, the Sacramento Kings need all the help they can get. Including help that comes in the very largest of packages, like rookie Sim Bhullar...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 8 days ago 9,698 reads 8 comments

  21. Can Carlos Boozer Redeem Himself with Los Angeles Lakers?

    Carlos Boozer has lost some of his luster. Once an established star for the Utah Jazz , the 32-year-old may now be better known for a C-list rap album replete with an appearance by auto-tune pioneer T-Pain...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 8 days ago 10,750 reads 42 comments

  22. Would It Be a Mistake for Team USA to Cut Andre Drummond Before World Cup?

    Just days ago, the Detroit Free Press ' Perry A. Farrell noted " speculation that [Detroit Pistons center Andre] Drummond could start the team’s first exhibition game Saturday ...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 9 days ago 6,449 reads 91 comments

  23. Andrew Wiggins Just the Beginning of the Minnesota Timberwolves' Rebuild

    As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski on Aug. 7, first overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins has emerged as the centerpiece of the Cleveland Cavaliers ' trade for disaffected Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 9 days ago 19,752 reads 58 comments

  24. Can Phoenix Suns Build Upon Breakout 2013-14 Campaign?

    The Phoenix Suns haven't made the playoffs since 2009-10, when Steve Nash led the team all the way to the conference finals—the third and last time the franchise made it that far during the iconic point guard's reign...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 9 days ago 2,723 reads 15 comments

  25. How Kyrie Irving Holds the Key to LeBron James' New Kingdom

    A season ago, Kyrie Irving was indisputably the Cleveland Cavaliers ' best player. But after the busiest summer in franchise history, he's faded from headlines and almost instantly became his team's second or third scoring option...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 12 days ago 60,456 reads 92 comments