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Projecting the Best Potential NBA Role for the Top 10 D-League Stars

Many of the top-tier NBA D-League players are gifted enough to play in the Association, but what do their best potential roles look like? Professional basketball is all about opportunity. Some of the most talented minor leaguers areShow More Summary

Is Richard Jefferson Enough Small Forward Insurance Behind LeBron James?

LeBron James is getting old. Ok, so 30 isn't that old, but for an NBA athlete, it signals the beginning of a decade of decline. Set to turn 31 in December, James' minutes need to be closely monitored, especially if he signs a five-year max extension next summer. For much of last season, the Cavs used James extensively out of necessity. Show More Summary

NY Knicks or Philadelphia 76ers: Which Atlantic Team Has Brighter NBA Future?

Looking around the NBA last season, it was harder to find two more hopeless teams than the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers. Two of the three worst finishers in the NBA in 2014-15, neither put themselves in a favorable position...Show More Summary

Clippers' Lance Stephenson Dances with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Lance Stephenson of the Los Angeles Clippers may be what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles need to take on Shredder. Born Ready and the members of the Ninja Turtles is likely the best pairing since the Turtles danced with Vanilla Ice, and luckily Stephenson shared a video of them dancing to go with another photo. [h/t Sporting News] Read more NBA news on

Are Houston Rockets Ready for the Even-Better Western Conference?

The good news for the Houston Rockets is they got better in the offseason. The bad news is their rivals did too. Did the runner-up in the Western Conference last year do enough to get over the hump, or did the rest of the pack catch up to them? The San Antonio Spurs added LaMarcus Aldridge. Show More Summary

Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller to Trail Blazers: Trade Details, Comments, Reaction

The Cleveland Cavaliers banked a big trade exception Sunday, dealing dormant center Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller and two future second-round picks to the Portland Trail Blazers for cash considerations. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported the news of the trade and the compensation Cleveland received in return. Show More Summary

Nick 'Swaggy P' Young Crosses over Defender, Hits Game-Winner in Drew League

After having an opponent hit a game-tying three-pointer over him moments earlier, Nick "Swaggy P" Young exacted some revenge and won the game for his team. With the Drew League game tied at 104-all in the final seconds, Young battled...Show More Summary

Shabazz Napier to Magic: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

A year ago, the Miami Heat drafted Shabazz Napier in part to entice LeBron James to stay in Miami. With a franchise point guard in Goran Dragic locked up for the next five years, the Heat reportedly moved on from Napier on Sunday, sending...Show More Summary

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest on Brendan Haywood and Nick Young's Status

Just when it looks like the NBA world has hit the pause button to catch its breath, something else comes up. Look at this past week, when news surrounding the U.S. Olympic team went out. Or a trade that may give way to more (details below) went down. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest on J.R. Smith, Glen Davis and Kendall Marshall

Rumor has it that the NBA season isn ’t over. Wait...huh? The NBA Finals are done, and the Golden State Warriors are champions. The draft ended, and Kristaps Porzingis is either the greatest player alive or the worst, depending on whom you ask. Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving Injury: Updates on Cavaliers Star's Recovery From Knee Surgery

On Saturday, Kyrie Irving stepped on a basketball court for the first time since Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals following knee surgery in June. Continue for updates. Lengthy Recovery Remains for Irving Saturday, July 25 Rather than standing...Show More Summary

Samuel Dalembert to Mavericks: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

According to's Tim MacMahon, the Dallas Mavericks have signed Samuel Dalembert to a one-year, $1.4 million deal to come aboard as a backup center. Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed the news. Bobby Marks, the Brooklyn...Show More Summary

The Basketball Tournament 2015: Semi-Final Bracket After Quarter-Final Results

With just eight teams remaining at the 2015 edition of The Basketball Tournament, teams are finally starting to smell the competition's $1 million winner-take-all prize. Saturday evening in Chicago, the tournament's eight remaining teams...Show More Summary

USA vs. Dominican Republic: Bronze-Medal Game Score, Reaction for Pan Am Games

The United States men's basketball team ended its stay in the 2015 Pan American Games on a high note, capturing the bronze medal following an 87-82 win over Dominican Republic on Saturday afternoon in Toronto. Bobby Brown and Damien Wilkins set the tone for Team USA. Show More Summary

Peja Stojakovic Reportedly Offered Sacramento Kings Front-Office Position

Months after the Sacramento Kings named former center Vlade Divac vice president of basketball operations, the team is reportedly on the verge of adding another household name to its front office. According to's Marc Stein,Show More Summary

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Brendan Haywood, David Lee and More

NBA Summer League action has come to an end, and teams have already assessed the young talent and determined which players are worthy of roster spots. Meanwhile, all big-ticket free agents have been signed for the coming season. Still,...Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Rounding Up Buzz on Nick Young and Offseason Plans

Through a combination of sticking with what they have and buying low (or attempting to), the Los Angeles Lakers look better off when comparing the current roster on paper against last year's iteration. D'Angelo Russell was a good get in the draft. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest on David Lee Trade, Kendall Marshall and More

During the whirlwind of rumors, trades and signings, some deals seem to linger for weeks without being officially announced. In case you're wondering what's happening with the trade that was set to send David Lee from the Golden State...Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving's Health Remains Biggest X-Factor for Cleveland Cavs Next Season

One of the favorites to win the 2016 NBA championship, the Cleveland Cavaliers will certainly need a little luck, and a whole lot of healthy bodies, to capture their first title in franchise history. Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert all suffered serious injuries during the 2015 playoffs. Show More Summary

Stock Up, Stock Down for All 30 NBA Teams Entering August

For all intents and purposes, the roster-remodeling portion of the 2015 NBA offseason is finished. A few stragglers are left on the free-agent market, but the monumental shifts to basketball's landscape have already taken place. Assuming we won't see any more fortune-changing moves, we have all the data needed to assess each club's current situation. Show More Summary

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