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Early Win-Loss Prediction for Boston Celtics Next Season

Any prediction for the 2014-15 Boston Celtics season can basically be summed up in four words: It won’t be pretty. Now that it seems like Kevin Love is completely off the table, the totality of Boston’s rebuild has become a whole lot...Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for Lance Stephenson's Debut Season as Charlotte Hornet

There are two kinds of big acquisitions a sports team can make. A team can add a player who brings a dynamic that it’s been sorely lacking; who obliterates a weakness the organization has long been plagued by; who adds a wholly new look...Show More Summary

Breaking Down the Los Angeles Lakers' Point Guard Position

Preseason discussion about a lack of leadership at the point guard position is nothing new for the Los Angeles Lakers. Truth be told, they haven’t had a bona fide star in that role since, well, since their new coach was playing for the team more than 20 years ago. Byron Scott was equally adept playing the point or shooting guard for L.A. Show More Summary

Lance Stephenson Shows He Has Cherry Picking Down to Perfection

The Charlotte Hornets' Lance Stephenson is not about to wear himself out in the offseason. At a PRO City NYC basketball game, Stephenson showed off his cherry-picking abilities while his teammates wasted their time playing defense. Throughout...Show More Summary

Most Underrated Player on Every NBA Team Heading into 2014-15 Season

The dog days of August are nearly upon us, folks. Even MLB, which rules the summer, tends to slow down, with its trade deadline gone and the pennant races still waiting to heat up in September. What hope is there, then, for the NBA and...Show More Summary

Kyle Korver and Klay Thompson Square off in 3-Point Shootout at USAB Practice

We've already seen some intrasquad one-on-one showdowns between Kevin Durant, Paul George and James Harden at Team USA practice, and it looks like they're not the only ones competing against each other. Atlanta Hawks and Golden State...Show More Summary

Isaiah Thomas Discusses Playing Against Sacramento Kings Next Season

Isaiah Thomas had three good seasons with the Sacramento Kings. Too bad for Sacramento that they will be the last thing on his mind when he meets his old team for the first time. The Phoenix Suns guard spoke with Blake Ellington of SB...Show More Summary

Ranking the Houston Rockets' Offseason Acquisitions

Amid the litany of very public offseason losses the Houston Rockets experienced this offseason—striking out on Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony and saying goodbye to Omer Asik, Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons—they actually made some useful...Show More Summary

Updated Long-Term Plan for Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are no longer shortsighted and settling for flashy veterans. In past years, general manager Billy King sacrificed youth, depth and potential in the form of future draft picks for overpaid players in the twilight of their careers. Show More Summary

US FIBA Team Showcasing What's Next in NBA's Galaxy of Stars

When USA Basketball settles on its 12-player collection for the FIBA World Cup roster, the chosen ones might want to fire up the WNBA's old marketing slogan: We got next. Regardless of which players head coach Mike Krzyzewski tabs for...Show More Summary

How Much Longer Does LeBron James Have as NBA's Driving Force?

Of all the jaw-dropping stats authored by LeBron James, none is as sneaky-staggering as this: In his 11-year NBA career, James has never missed more than seven games in a single season due to injury. A player this impossibly athletic,...Show More Summary

Memphis Grizzlies Provide Huge Assist to Mid-South-Area Jr. Pro Sports

After playing middle school basketball in Memphis in the late 1980s, Jason Buford consequently played for his father at nearby Hardin County in Savannah, Tennessee. Basketball, as he knew it, became a way of life for him. So much inShow More Summary

Kevin Love Cavs Trade Would Greatly Up the Ante for All Involved

Acquiring Kevin Love is just the beginning for the Cleveland Cavaliers. League insiders told's Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst that Love to Cleveland has become a matter of "when," not "if," suggesting the disgruntled superstar and his new team-to-be can exhale. For all of one second. There is no rest for the Cavaliers upon trading for Love. Show More Summary

Predicting the Next Dominoes to Fall in 2014 NBA Free Agency

For being this late in the summer, the 2014 NBA free-agent pool is surprisingly deep. Granted, the heavy hitters of this class are largely off the board, but major moves aren't always the ones that have a major impact on the standings. Show More Summary

Wanted by Many, Kyle Lowry Forges New Bond with Raptors Team He Almost Left

Before LeBron James upended the NBA universe with his return to Cleveland and Carmelo Anthony decided to stay in New York, Kyle Lowry made one of the more impactful, if overshadowed, signings in free agency, when he chose to return to...Show More Summary

NBA Draft Expert's Notebook: What Can LA Lakers Expect from Julius Randle?

There's a good chance the Los Angeles Lakers could end up stinking next year—at least relative to other teams in the Western Conference and traditional franchise expectations. And Julius Randle isn't changing that. Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker wouldn't change it, either. Show More Summary

Did the Timberwolves Just Hint That They're Dealing Mo Williams to Cleveland?

Subtlety may not be your strong suit, Minnesota Timberwolves. After signing veteran point guard Mo Williams to a one-year, $3.75 million contract, the T-Wolves posted the above photo to Instagram, along with the caption: The Minnesota Timberwolves yesterday announced that the team has signed guard Mo Williams. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Shows No Mercy Against Fan in 1-on-1 Battle in China

When Kobe Bryant steps on the court, he only knows how to play hard. It doesn't matter who is he playing. During his Nike RISE Campaign in China, Bryant played some one-on-one with a fan. Some people may take it easy on fans, but that's not in the Black Mamba's blood. Show More Summary

Early Win-Loss Predictions for Houston Rockets Next Season

With the NBA schedule release right around the corner, the Houston Rockets are not in great shape. The roster took a hit after clearing cap space to bring in a third superstar that never came. General manager Daryl Morey had to scramble...Show More Summary

Eric Bledsoe Trade Coming Back to Haunt Los Angeles Clippers

Worse than the trade an NBA team never makes is the one it never should have made (or one it made too early). The Los Angeles Clippers are finding this out the hard way. Among head coach Doc Rivers' first orders of business upon arriving in Los Angeles was flipping "backup" point guard Eric Bledsoe for a return headlined by Jared Dudley and J.J. Show More Summary

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