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Heat's First Step After LeBron James' Departure Is to Move out of His Shadow

MIAMI — When you're one of the most photographed men in America, you can be selective with your self-portraits, only posting those that say something significant to you. Such was the case Monday, when LeBron James sent out a shot of his slimmer frame hugged by a gray suit, apparently the appropriate attire for some sort of acting shoot. Show More Summary

NBA Needs to Change Its Stance on Domestic Violence in Post-Ray Rice World

Before blossoming into a borderline All-Star and a nightly triple-double threat, Lance Stephenson earned a more dubious distinction: domestic violence suspect. In August of 2010, Stephenson, then 19 years old, was accused of pushing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs in her Brooklyn apartment building. Show More Summary

Complete NY Knicks 2014 Training Camp Preview

The New York Knicks, under the new regime of team president Phil Jackson and first-year head coach Derek Fisher, are ready to bounce back from last year's disappointing 37-45 season. A long-time Jackson disciple, Fisher will installShow More Summary

Complete Predictions for Nerlens Noel's Role, Statistics with Philadelphia 76ers

Now that Nerlens Noel is back at full strength, the Philadelphia 76ers' rebuild is officially ready to get underway. Although a couple of key pieces won't be joining the fray this season, Noel will attempt to validate his status as a...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Milwaukee Bucks' Center Position for 2014-15

The Milwaukee Bucks have a dilemma at the center position, but it's certainly not one with a ton of complexity. In fact, whether or not the team experiences success in the middle rests, for the most part, squarely on the shoulders of...Show More Summary

Keith Bogans to Cavaliers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Cleveland Cavaliers have placed a myriad of players on the trading block in order to acquire veteran guard Keith Bogans from the Boston Celtics. ESPN Insider Marc Stein reported the details of the deal on Thursday when he caughtShow More Summary

Why 2014-15 Season Will Be the Year of Russell Westbrook

In Kevin Durant's acceptance speech for the 2014 MVP award, some of the most heartfelt sentiments were saved for teammate Russell Westbrook. " I could speak all night about Russell," Durant told the audience. "An emotional guy who will run through a wall for me. Show More Summary

Ranking the NBA's 20 Worst Defenses of All Time

Figuring out the exact level of awfulness for the worst defenses in NBA history isn't a particularly easy task, especially when you're stacking modern-day units up against the defenses of the 1950s and '60s. Just looking at points allowed doesn't do the trick, because that doesn't give pace an opportunity to come into play. Show More Summary

Jeremy Lin, Steve Nash Forging Partnership That Could Alter Lakers' Season

LOS ANGELES — The Lakers' season is going to be a success only if Kobe Bryant delivers redemption. And only if a long list of other things happen, too. Atop that list may be the only other two Lakers who have been dominant in the league,...Show More Summary

2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers: Why the Cavs Will Exceed Expectations

The prodigal son has returned, and expectations are already sky high in Cleveland. Championships must follow, and sooner rather than later. Giving up first overall pick Andrew Wiggins in a trade for Kevin Love, along with the free-agent acquisition of LeBron James, signals an obvious win-now mentality in Cleveland. Show More Summary

As Training Camp Starts, LeBron James' Old Team Is New in Almost Every Way

CLEVELAND — LeBron James has gone home, but much of the neighborhood has changed. The coach is different. Mike Brown is excised from everywhere but the payroll after he sputtered out one year into his second stint with the team. Brown had replaced Byron Scott, who had replaced him. Show More Summary

Jeffery Taylor Arrested: Latest Details, Mugshot and Reaction

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was arrested Thursday morning in East Lansing, Michigan, after allegedly committing domestic assault. Taylor, 25, was arrested when police responded to a domestic disturbance call at a Marriott hotel around 1 a.m. Show More Summary

Golden State Warriors Better Off Letting Klay Thompson Hit Free Agency

Before the Golden State Warriors invest 10s of millions of dollars in Klay Thompson, before they try to lock down one of the NBA's brightest shooting guards, they should do something else first: wait. Wait, wait, wait. Then wait some more. Show More Summary

Complete Chicago Bulls 2014 Training Camp Preview

The Chicago Bulls' training camp begins Tuesday, September 30. Their first preseason game is on Monday, October 6 at the United Center (full preseason schedule here) against the Washington Wizards—the team that ousted them from the first...Show More Summary

Breaking Down the Top 4 Stories Heading into the 2014 NBA Training Camps

The 2014-2015 NBA season is right around the corner, and the upcoming 2014 NBA training camps will be our first impression of how the year is likely to go. There are numerous storylines that we will be watching, but a few are just so enticing that they are sure to dominate the coverage during training camp. Show More Summary

Paul George Injury: Updates on Pacers Star's Recovery from Leg Surgery

Paul George recently took one of the first big steps in his recovery from his likely season-ending leg injury, as the Indiana Pacers forward has begun working out his upper body and is getting close to being off crutches entirely. "He's...Show More Summary

Is Harrison Barnes Entering Make-or-Break Season with Golden State Warriors?

Harrison Barnes' perceived upside has been saving him for years. It wasn't that big of a deal when Barnes underwhelmed his freshman season at North Carolina. Or when he returned his sophomore year, only to experience similar problems...Show More Summary

10 Burning Questions We Want Answered at 2014 NBA Media Days

The start of the 2014-15 NBA season is so near, you can almost hear the dribbles, shoe squeaks, swishes and whistles if you listen closely enough. But there's another symphony of sounds coming hoop heads' way even sooner. It's the snapping...Show More Summary

How Michael Carter-Williams Can Keep Growing After Rookie of the Year Season

Michael Carter-Williams' NBA debut was one to remember. Against the two-time defending champion Miami Heat, the Philadelphia 76ers' rookie point guard rang up 22 points, 12 assists, nine steals and seven rebounds in a stunning 114-110 victory. Show More Summary

Which Philadelphia 76ers Player Will Make Biggest Leap in 2014-15?

The only way for the Philadelphia 76ers to have any chance of improving on last year's brutal 19-63 effort is for certain players to improve in ways that many wouldn't expect them to. Deciding who will make the biggest leap is difficult. The first name to come to mind is clearly Nerlens Noel. Show More Summary

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