1. Atlanta Hawks Win in Joe Johnson to Brooklyn Nets Trade

    Apparently, according to Marc Stein at ESPN , Joe Johnson can be had at the low, low, cost of "Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Anthony Morrow, Jordan Williams and DeShawn Stevenson...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 6,158 reads 11 comments

  2. Should Spain Be Favored Against Team USA in the Olympics?

    Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Anthony Davis is the latest big man to go down for Team USA: Anthony Davis suffered a severely sprained ankle in a Hornets workout and almost ...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 2,120 reads 7 comments

  3. Kobe Bryant: Would Los Angeles Lakers Trading Kobe Ever Be an Option?

    Kobe Bryant , of course, has one of the NBA 's two bulletproof no-trade clauses (Dirk Nowitzki has the other). For the Los Angeles Lakers to ever make a deal involving their franchise face, they would need for said face to nod...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 25,447 reads 203 comments

  4. Do Toronto Raptors Have Most Compelling Offer to Steve Nash?

    Short answer: Yes, because the Toronto Raptors seem willing to pay Steve Nash the most. For all the (digital) ink spent on whether Nash might head to the New York Knicks or ...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 3,631 reads 17 comments

  5. Free Agency 2012: Dwight Howard Hurts Magic's Leverage with Every Flip-Flop

    Unlike a lot of people, I don't see why the Orlando Magic should be Dwight Howard 's concern. Players do not get bonus points for helping their former teams on the way out...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 3,232 reads 15 comments

  6. What LeBron James Must Do to Win over the Media

    Let the LeBron James image reclamation project begin! Winning is the ultimate PR move, as we're all a bunch of hypocrites who love to lionize the victorious athletes we formerly criticized...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 4,057 reads 31 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant: Would a Sixth Title Make the Michael Jordan Comparison Accurate?

    Kobe vs. Michael Jordan might be less a debate than a debate about having a debate. Most MJ fans don't think the topic is legitimate, as their guy has six NBA Finals MVPs to his name...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 13,299 reads 326 comments

  8. Take a Chance on Andre Drummond in the 2012 Draft

    He's a bust already, before his first game. People are betting against Andre Drummond, the massive UConn big man who disappointed in his one-and-done year. Before last season, many thought him to be the No...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 180 reads 27 comments

  9. Do the Bulls Need to Amnesty Carlos Boozer?

    The Chicago Bulls have some massive decisions to make. Derrick Rose is recovering from a torn ACL, putting the present title contention in jeopardy. And if Chicago isn't contending in the short term, that certainly impacts long-term decision-making...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 7,175 reads 39 comments

  10. Anthony Davis: Comparing His Pro Scouting Report to His Collegiate Outlook

    Will Anthony Davis come full circle? That's the question that defines his offensive ceiling. Coming out of Chicago , Anthony Davis' defensive skills were almost an ancillary fixation...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 1,589 reads 0 comments

  11. L.A. Lakers: Breaking Down Pau Gasol's True Trade Value

    Pau Gasol will not command the trade price that he once did. Before the 2011-2012 season, Gasol was highly sought after, despite having flamed out a bit in the Mavericks - Lakers 2011 playoff sweep...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 26,539 reads 81 comments

  12. Debate: How Many Rings Does LeBron Need to Silence the Haters?

    It's difficult to silence a "hater," especially when the subject is LeBron James . The anger that "The Decision" stirred up is nearly unprecedented, and it will take a long time to subside...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 238 reads 331 comments

  13. NBA Free Agency: How Does Jeremy Lin's Bird Rights Ruling Affect Steve Nash?

    When is a story about minor salary cap details a major story? When it involves the Knicks , that's when! An arbitrator has sided with the players union in allowing players claimed ...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 20,310 reads 103 comments

  14. Why Did LeBron James Curse in His Final Press Conference Quote?

    Via ESPN's Brian Windhorst , LeBron James recently said "I was very immature," regarding last year's infamous "same life that they had before" quote. That one was uttered after the 2011 Finals, on the American Airlines Arena presser podium...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 6,867 reads 14 comments

  15. Mark Cuban Verbally Decapitates Skip Bayless on the LeBron James Topic

    Finally, somebody has spoken the truth. Mark Cuban may have won an NBA title last year, but he could end up with more praise for giving Skip Bayless the ether...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 907 reads 144 comments

  16. Who Can Boston Celtics Draft to Replace Aging Stars?

    The Celtics have a lot of work to do, especially if they are to lose Kevin Garnett or Ray Allen. Both are free agents this season, and while they may be inclined to return to Boston, they're just as likely to leave or hang it up for good...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 9,817 reads 19 comments

  17. Will Miami Heat's New Television Deal Ensure Their Elite Status for the Future?

    Sports are going through a television rights boom , and it's high time basketball's most controversial franchise cashed in...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 9,523 reads 10 comments

  18. Heat vs. Thunder: Refs Were Fair to Russell Westbrook in Game 4

    Russell Westbrook had a brilliant Game 4, as I'm sure you've heard. Despite a dumb foul at the end, he converted 20 field goals for 43 points. But that performance wasn't good enough for some people, and I'm not talking about Westbrook's critics...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about 2 years ago 3,046 reads 5 comments

  19. Russell Westbrook Validates Sam Presti's Contract, Despite the Bad Foul

    It was a large-money commitment for a small-market team with other emerging stars. Thunder General Manager Sam Presti gambled on Russell Westbrook to the tune of $80 million over five years...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 2,354 reads 13 comments

  20. NBA Finals 2012: Game 5 Prediction for Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

    Folks, I am a perfect reverse indicator, and going against my predictions is the surest bet you can make. But let's see if I can get at least one pick right in the 2012 NBA Finals ...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 43,145 reads 175 comments

  21. Prediction for Game 4 of NBA Finals

    While the Game 3 loss must have been frustrating for Scott Brooks and crew, there were some good signs. OKC scored 70 points to Miami's 60 on field goals, meaning that the game hinged on free throws and fouls—a battle the Thunder usually win...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 31,991 reads 144 comments

  22. The One Thing Killing the 2012 NBA Finals: 4-Minute Timeouts

    I'm sure the older Miami Heat players think four-minute timeouts are just fine. It certainly acts as substitute bench time for the overworked LeBron James and Dwyane Wade . I, as a viewer, am not so enamored...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 3,204 reads 22 comments

  23. NBA Finals 2012: Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 3 Prediction

    I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that the Oklahoma City Thunder will win Game 3. In Game 2, the Miami Heat got an efficient 72 points from LeBron James , Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh ...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 41,530 reads 218 comments

  24. LeBron James Scrutiny Fades, All Eyes on Dwyane Wade

    Has Dwyane Wade 's free pass finally disintegrated? Was it snuffed out by an astounding Game 6 performance from LeBron, on the heels of an MVP campaign and altogether brilliant playoffs? ...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 3,292 reads 8 comments

  25. Leave Dwyane Wade Alone for Calling OKC "Boring"

    Dwyane Wade made some unflattering comments about Oklahoma City (via CBSSports.com) : On Durant's stardom: "Sometimes it's where you're at. If he was in Los Angeles, Chicago , somewhere, it would be a little different...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 3,824 reads 9 comments