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Biggest Surprises and Disappointments for Utah Jazz

It's no surprise that a team with an average age of 24.3, in just the second year of a complete rebuilding project, is off to a rough start. Without that context, the 2014-15 Utah Jazz could be classified as a disappointment in many ways. Show More Summary

Rockets' Kevin McHale Earns Extension with Style That Could Work for Josh Smith

Leslie Alexander, in his 21st season as the Houston Rockets' owner, had just done something he had not since Rudy Tomjanovich put championship rings on his fingers. Alexander rewarded a coach, his third since Tomjanovich, with a contract extension. Show More Summary

How Brandan Wright Can Help the Boston Celtics Rebuild

The Boston Celtics are 1-3 since trading Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder and a couple draft picks (not to mention a sweet $12.9 million trade exception), and they're winless in games...Show More Summary

Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Josh Smith and the Houston Rockets (20-7) are on the road to take on the Memphis Grizzlies (21-7) Friday at the FedExForum. The season series is tied 1-1, with the Rockets taking the last matchup, 105-96. Tipoff : 8 p.m. ET Coverage:...Show More Summary

3 NBA Players Who Cheat Advanced Stats (and How They Do It)

Advanced stats are the joy of some fans and analysts and the bane of others. While the numbers reveal much, some of what they “reveal” is highly misleading. And when people use those misleading things as “evidence” in an argument, it...Show More Summary

The 1 Thing Keeping Washington Wizards from True Contention

Efficient offensive practices in today's NBA largely revolve around the three-point shot. Attempt more — in lieu of mid-range jump shots — and results will generally skew in your favor. Why, then, have the Washington Wizards seemingly...Show More Summary

New York Knicks Should Consider Shutting Down Carmelo Anthony

Knee issues during a losing season aren't to be taken lightly. With the New York Knicks better positioned to win the NBA lottery than make the playoffs, Carmelo Anthony needs to take time off and heal his body. In the offseason, theShow More Summary

6 NBA Franchises Missing a Clear-Cut Building Block

Successfully rebuilding is one of the toughest tasks to execute in professional sports. It takes a combination of smarts, savvy and vision, plus a heaping helping of good fortune. There are different ways for teams to plot their paths to the top, but all of them involve one key ingredient: the presence of a clear-cut building block. Show More Summary

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will look to bounce back from an emotional Christmas Day loss to the Miami Heat when they travel to the Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic Friday night. On Christmas, James returned toShow More Summary

Ranking the 5 Most Surprising Teams This Season

The first trimester of the NBA season has come and gone, leaving us with impressions galore regarding the power structure of each conference. While the Western Conference is shaping up to include the eight teams most preseason projections had pegged, the hierarchy has shifted considerably. Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Friday, December 26, 2014

Fact: With their 102-91 loss to the Wizards, this is the first time in New York Knicks history that they've lost eight straight home games in a single season. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more NBA news on

Michael Jordan Tells Kobe Bryant to 'Go Get Karl' on NBA Scoring List

Now that Kobe Bryant has leapfrogged Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list, His Airness has a request for the Black Mamba: Gun for second place. According to the Chicago Sun-Times' Seth Gruen, Jordan urged Bryant to " GoShow More Summary

Gatorade Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Iconic Commercial

Gatorade is celebrating its 50-year anniversary with a montage of iconic sports moments that features Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter, Dwyane Wade and more. [Gatorade] Read more NBA news on

Would Tony Snell Be More Useful to Chicago Bulls as a Trade Chip?

Chicago Bulls guard Tony Snell has been glued to the end of the bench this season. Maybe it would be best to place him on the trading block and see if any teams are interested. He's not doing the Bulls any good by barely playing. So it only makes sense to deal him for some "win now" help. Chicago made Snell the 20th overall pick in the 2013 draft. Show More Summary

Best and Worst Fan-Voting Choices from First NBA All-Star Ballot Returns

The NBA's All-Star fan vote is an inexact science. In many ways, it functions as a lifetime achievement award for the league's most esteemed players. Unfortunately, that means deserving candidates in the midst of career years are often...Show More Summary

Quincy Acy Suspended 1 Game, John Wall Fined $15,000 for Altercation

New York Knicks forward Quincy Acy and Washington Wizards guard John Wall were involved in a skirmish late in the Wizards' 102-91 victory on Christmas Day. The NBA has reportedly rendered a punishment verdict for both players. According...Show More Summary

Don't Assume Greg Monroe Stays in Detroit Just Because Josh Smith Is Gone

Now that Josh Smith is out, might Greg Monroe be in? Attention has shifted back to Monroe following the Detroit Pistons' decision to waive Smith and eat the $27 million he's owed over the next two seasons. The former was considered a...Show More Summary

Does Derrick Rose's Resurgence Make Chicago Bulls NBA's Most Complete Team?

A perfect storm is brewing in the Windy City, where Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls are both forcing themselves back into the ranks of the NBA's elites. After having most of the past two seasons stripped from him by devastating knee injuries, Rose is starting to flash his old superstar form with regularity. Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Whispers from Los Angeles on Rajon Rondo and More

The only things the Los Angeles Lakers' fans can do at this point is look forward to next season and enjoy Kobe Bryant in the twilight of his career. Since fans are already looking ahead to next year, it is only natural that some rumors regarding Los Angeles have popped up in recent weeks. Show More Summary

Building the NBA's All-Efficiency Team

Efficiency is the name of the game in today's NBA, and there are some astonishingly streamlined stat machines roaming the court in 2014-15. If you were to put together a team comprised of the most efficient players at each position,Show More Summary

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