These are heady times atop the NBA's Western Conference, with the Spurs, Thunder, Clippers and Rockets separated by three and a half games as the week began. All four have a shot at the No. 1 spot, and April will bring even tighter competition. More»
The Knicks love throwing money at problems, so it's not a surprise that they're attempting to land Phil Jackson for a front-office role. In a league with many young, rising GMs, they would instead be hiring a marquee name solely to make a splash. More»
Much of the suspense has been sucked out of the NBA season, but we still have a compelling MVP race. Even though many thought Kevin Durant had it locked up earlier this season, LeBron has come on strong. Who will win in the end? More»
It's nice that Chris Bosh and other well-meaning players want the n-word out of their workplaces, but despite the occasional Riley Cooper or Richie Incognito, that word isn't really a sports issue. It's much more a pop culture issue, and especially a music issue. More»
The fact that the Bulls are fourth in the East is remarkable. No team in the NBA has done more with less since the spring of 2012 when Derrick Rose collapsed to the court. No coach has squeezed more from a lineup than Tom Thibodeau. More»
Carmelo Anthony is set for free agency this summer, but that doesn't mean he's leaving. While putting faith in the Knicks' ability to win a championship remains misguided, New York still offers money and fame better than any other destination. More»
The lack of significant moves at the NBA trade deadline wasn't such a big surprise, since nobody wants to take on bloated contracts or marginal talent. But the Pacers didn't stand pat, acquiring Evan Turner, who could help them match up with the Heat. More»
The NBA season chugged into the Big Easy on a quarter-tank of gas, three flat tires and a misfiring engine, then hoped to find clues to the future in the All-Star Game. And the game served as a get-well tonic. More»
When players leave town willingly, especially star players who own the city, there tends to be bitterness and tension on both sides. And then there are Chris Paul and New Orleans, a player and a city that two years later are still wishing each other well. More»
Another day, another Carmelo Anthony free agent flashpoint. This time Melo said he'd take less money if the Knicks made enough moves to surround him with a winning team. More»
Was there anything new to emerge from Adam Silver's first press conference as commissioner? Um, no. When it's all quiet on the NBA front, the commissioner is invisible, and that's the appropriate word to describe Silver right now. More»
We polled various league executives, former and current players -- just about anyone with a link to the NBA who was willing to offer an educated opinion -- to get an idea of the game's best players today. Here's a rather reasonable top-10 list. More»
Damian Lillard will be the most exposed player on the flashiest weekend of the NBA season, and yet two years ago, nobody knew who he was. An unlikely, high draft pick in 2012, Lillard has emerged as one of the best in the game at a stacked position. More»
This year's NBA trade deadline comes at an odd time, amidst this Year of the Tank. But while potential lottery teams won't be looking to improve, there are still plenty of moves to be made as teams prepare for the playoffs and a loaded draft. More»
The overall health of traditional NBA powerhouses like the Celtics, Lakers and Knicks just isn't good. Most are troubled by mismanagement, bloated payrolls, aging stars, injuries or just caught in a transitional phase. Is a cure coming soon? More»
It's been more than 25 years since Hall of Fame basketball legend Pete Maravich died. But the impact of his passing still weighs heavily on his two sons, who have done their best to follow in his footsteps, only to stumble along the way. More»
If this summer's draft is indeed a game-changer then there's every reason for Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose to sit out the rest of the season. The salary cap makes it challenging to build a team today and the draft presents the best chance for an immediate upgrade. More»
The Cavaliers fired general manager Chris Grant on Thursday, and as their season continues to spiral out of control, it's time to start wondering if they can keep Kyrie Irving around when his rookie deal ends, let alone bring back LeBron James. More»
No, you can't play four-on-five in the NBA. That was a question rarely asked until Wednesday night when the Lakers ran out of players in their 119-108 win against the Cavs. When Robert Sacre earned his sixth foul with 3:32 left, the refs let him play on. More»
The Heat and Pacers, who are currently battling for the top spot in the East, had the same needs and yet they went in opposite directions with Andrew Bynum and Greg Oden. The only question is which team, if any, put their hopes on the wrong guy. More»
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