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Houston Rockets to Seek Trade Options Early to Bolster Thin Bench

Always seeking a place on the cutting edge, the Houston Rockets will not wait until after Thanksgiving to begin Christmas shopping. Black Friday? Cyber Monday? They’re as old and outdated as a box score. At first glance, the RocketsShow More Summary

Kevin Martin Injury: Updates on Timberwolves Guard's Wrist and Recovery

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin will be out of action for an indefinite period of time after suffering a wrist fracture during the team's 115-99 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday. The team's official public...Show More Summary

Andrei Kirilenko Takes Leave of Absence from Nets: Latest Details and Reaction

Andrei Kirilenko has taken a leave of absence from the Brooklyn Nets for "personal reasons." According to Rod Boone of Newsday, the Nets announced on Friday that Kirilenko wouldn't make a road trip with the team to Oklahoma City andShow More Summary

Lakers News: Latest Surrounding Free-Agent Workouts, Nick Young's Flop and More

Don't look now, but the Los Angeles Lakers are on a winning streak. All right, so it's only a two-game streak, but every team needs to start somewhere, right? With the Lakers now closer to full strength, it's clear this team has enough...Show More Summary

7 Breakout NBA Players Who Nobody Saw Coming

We see guys break out every season, and for the most part, there are warning signs. You knew Anthony Davis would erupt this year. It's not that surprising Derrick Favors has emerged as a monster inside or that Klay Thompson has become...Show More Summary

New York Knicks' Most Surprising Players of the Early Season

The New York Knicks have had a slow start to the 2014-15 season, but this was to be expected given that this is the first year of a rebuilding project. Many of these players won't be here for very long, and there had to be one eye on...Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz from Los Angeles Surrounding Goran Dragic and More

The Los Angeles Lakers have won two consecutive games, but the roster is far from playoff-contender status in the loaded Western Conference. It is no wonder, then, that the team has been connected to a number of players, both for the rest of the season and the future. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Updates, Speculation for Week of Nov. 21

Although the NBA regular season is almost a month old, there hasn't been much separation in either conference so far. The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors lead the way, but there will likely be plenty of juggling before things start to stabilize. Normally, standings that are so bunched up limit player movement. Show More Summary

David Blatt Would Love It If LeBron James Let Him Do His Job

Working with the most dominant player in your sport at the height of his or her career is a gift and a curse. On one hand, you experience the luxury of fielding a demigod. On the other, you'll occasionally find yourself contending with a star who commands as much respect from the team as you, if not more. Such is the rub for David Blatt. Show More Summary

Most Startling Statistics of Washington Wizards' Season so Far

As the Washington Wizards can attest to, the early portion of the NBA season is rife with wacky data. When a handful of games is the only sample size available, you'll sometimes see things like Rasual Butler shooting 56.3 percent from...Show More Summary

Beck/Bucher: Early-Season NBA Fact or Fiction

The Chicago Bulls have shown they can compete and win without Derrick Rose. When Rose is healthy, the Bulls are considered the best team in the Eastern Conference. In the West, the Memphis Grizzlies may have the best starting five—arguably the best in the NBA. Show More Summary

Will Kobe Bryant's Last Chapter with Los Angeles Lakers End in Disappointment?

Now in his 19th NBA season, Kobe Bryant has proved a lot of skeptics wrong by returning from serious injuries and competing at a high level. But with the Los Angeles Lakers struggling through another subpar campaign, it’s valid to ask...Show More Summary

San Antonio Spurs Showing Rest of NBA Exactly How to Use D-League

After winning the 2014 NBA Championship, the San Antonio Spurs elected to go the route of consistency this offseason, bringing back the roster that made their title possible and forgoing the opportunity of enhancing the roster beyond the signing of their first-round draft pick. For some teams, that can be a death trap. Show More Summary

Oklahoma City Thunder's Most Surprising Players of the Early Season

The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't had much to be happy about this season. Injuries have decimated the roster, including the team's top two players in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. They are off to a 3-10 start and are dead last in the West. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2014: Best NBA FanDuel, Draft Kings Lineup for Nov. 21

Daily fantasy basketball is a crapshoot that I've found infuriating, cumbersome and at the same time all-consuming. As someone who writes about sports for a living—and specifically the NBA—I should be good at this. Those happy suckers you see in commercials who became multimillionaires playing on FanDuel or Draft Kings? That should, in theory, be me. Show More Summary

Why Isn't Brook Lopez Playing at the End of Brooklyn Nets Games?

New coaches create new tendencies. Lionel Hollins is still learning his own. Hollins is playing around with the Brooklyn Nets' big man rotation enough that, outside of the minutes for Mirza Teletovic, we haven't really seen a constant...Show More Summary

Most Startling Statistics of Cleveland Cavaliers' Season so Far

While sometimes surprising or all-too truthful, stats can tell us a lot about the game of basketball. The NBA is being flooded with advanced statistics and player tracking, all which give us a new look into the sport we've never before...Show More Summary

Cavaliers Still Searching for the Right Combination of Closers Alongside LeBron

WASHINGTON D.C. — Joe Harris came to Cleveland pure of heart and free of mind. Even prior to the Cavaliers' celebrated infusion of proven talent, the soft-spoken second-round pick from Virginia hadn't been presumptuous enough to setShow More Summary

Indiana Pacers Could Still Be Better Than Expected in 2014-2015 Season

Almost everyone thought the Indiana Pacers would be worse this season. Replacing the departed Lance Stephenson and the injured Paul George with Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Miles was a step backward, no matter what sort of shine was put on...Show More Summary

2014-15 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up After 3 Weeks of Action

If the NBA were Hogwarts—and with all the witchcraft and wizardry its players are able to pull off from night to night, it just might be—we'd still be waiting for the Sorting Hat to split all 30 teams into their respective houses. Do...Show More Summary

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