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6 2015 NBA Draft Prospects the Los Angeles Lakers Should Be Watching

The Los Angeles Lakers’ regular season is less than a month old, but the 2015 NBA draft is already front and center. The reason is a losing record that keeps getting worse. L.A. selected Julius Randle as its No. 7 pick last June—a return...Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2014: Best NBA FanDuel, DraftKings Lineup for Nov. 26

With 13 games on the slate, Wednesday night in the NBA is going to be jam-packed with action. Daily fantasy basketball is much more enticing —who am I kidding? It's always enticing — when there are more options to choose from, so let's take a look at a few potential lineups. FanDuel ($60,000 Budget) There's a lot of balance to this lineup. Show More Summary

Oklahoma City Thunder Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

November has been a month to forget for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the holiday season is bringing the best present head coach Scott Brooks could ask for. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are both recovering nicely from their respective...Show More Summary

Dallas Mavericks Need Everything They're Getting From Super-sub Brandan Wright

Historically, the Sixth Man of the Year award has been reserved for guys who bring instant offense off the bench. Dallas Mavericks' Brandan Wright might not fit that description, but he has been every bit as impactful as any other bench...Show More Summary

Serge Ibaka Proving to Be Complementary Piece to Oklahoma City Thunder Future

As it turns out, Serge Ibaka isn't suited to be the Oklahoma City Thunder's primary weapon. With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook out, the Thunder needed Ibaka to take charge and keep the team afloat. Instead, the 25-year-old hasn't...Show More Summary

Breaking Down the New and Explosive Dallas' Mavericks' Offense

The Dallas Mavericks are far and away the best offensive team in the NBA as it stands right now. Their 115.2 offensive rating (via leads the league, and their revamped lineup—which includes Tyson Chandler, Chandler Parsons and...Show More Summary

Eric Gordon Injury Is Blessing in Disguise for New Orleans Pelicans

There wasn't much silver lining in the New Orleans Pelicans' first full game without shooting guard Eric Gordon on Tuesday night. Anthony Davis tied a season low with 14 points; the team made just 41.8 percent of its field-goal attempts;...Show More Summary

Stephen Curry's Wizardry Sparking Warriors' Dominance and Tuesday NBA Takeways

It can be tempting, if you’re an NBA coach, to nitpick a loss to within an inch of absurdity—to dissect the dozens of different times your opponent beat you to the ball, an angle, a punch. Then again, sometimes the answer is just this...Show More Summary

Shawne Williams Proving to Be Miami Heat's Biggest Surprise

If there was much reason to be optimistic about Shawne Williams in 2014-15, it sure escaped our notice. Entering this season, the 6’9” journeyman small forward had bounced around a handful of teams, and leagues, without much to show for it. Show More Summary

Chicago Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets 11/25/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Chicago Bulls looked to build a bit of momentum on Tuesday night when they took on the Denver Nuggets. The Bulls had snapped a two-game skid their last time out, but they faced a tough test from a Nuggets squad that had won four straight and five of its last six. Read more NBA news on

Golden State Warriors vs. Miami Heat 11/25/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The red-hot Golden State Warriors downed the Miami Heat Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, 114-97, behind a season-high 40 points from Stephen Curry. The Warriors guard hit that mark on a scorching 8-of-11 shooting performance from three-point range as Golden State improved to 11-2 on the strength of its sixth straight win. Show More Summary

Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks 11/25/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Milwaukee Bucks looked to get back on track on Tuesday night when they took on the Detroit Pistons. The Bucks had lost two straight contests after a three-game win streak and faced a tricky test from a Pistons squad which was eager to end its four-game slide. Read more NBA news on

Atlanta Hawks vs. Washington Wizards 11/25/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The red-hot Washington Wizards looked to continue their early-season success on Tuesday night when they took on the Atlanta Hawks. The Wizards had won two straight and five of their past six, but the sharpshooting Hawks posed a serious threat, having snapped a two-game skid their last time out. Read more NBA news on

Denver's Ty Lawson Sends Kirk Hinrich to the Floor with Dribble Move

The Denver Nuggets' Ty Lawson is one of the toughest defensive assignments in the NBA, and Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich was his latest victim on Tuesday night. With under five minutes to play in the third quarter and his team leading...Show More Summary

Steph Curry Toys with Any Defenders Standing in His Way, Hits 8 Threes vs. Heat

The Golden State Warriors defeated the host Miami Heat 114-97 on Tuesday thanks in large part to Stephen Curry going into god mode, which he has been known to do time and time again. The NBA's best shooter was heat-checking all night...Show More Summary

Kenneth Faried Throws Down the Hammer on the Fast Break, Nate Robinson Loves It

In case Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried wasn't sure whether this play against the visiting Chicago Bulls was exciting or not, all he had to do was look over to the bench. Faried finished a fast break with a thunderous dunk that gave Denver a 28-19 first-quarter lead and had his teammates excited, in particular Nate Robinson. Show More Summary

Cleveland Cavaliers Need Help That Ray Allen Can't Provide

Six wins, seven losses and countless questions that are simultaneously premature and unavoidable. By the numbers, the Cleveland Cavaliers' first month of new-look exploits has left something to be desired. In times like these, superstars...Show More Summary

John Henson Injury: Updates on Bucks Forward's Foot and Return

Milwaukee Bucks forward John Henson exited Tuesday's game against the Detroit Pistons in the first half with a foot injury. Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on Henson's status: Henson is a talented shot-blocker...Show More Summary

Serge Ibaka's Role as Thunder No. 1 Will Pay Off When Durant, Westbrook Return

Following years of dreams deferred, the 2014-15 campaign quickly became a nightmarish one for the Oklahoma City Thunder. First came Kevin Durant, derailed by a foot injury in early October. Then it was Russell Westbrook, beset by a broken...Show More Summary

Lou Williams Trade Paying Early Dividends for Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors made a fairly low-key trade last June, sending veteran swingman John Salmons to the Atlanta Hawks for guard Lou Williams and center Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira. Atlanta made the trade in order to clear the $5.45 million owed to Williams during the 2014-2015 season off the books. Show More Summary

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