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Lakers Rumors: Los Angeles Has Better Free-Agent Options Than Michael Beasley

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to fill out the remaining spots on their roster before training camp begins, and one player drawing serious interest from the organization again is former Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley. According...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Orlando Magic's Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

The Orlando Magic have question marks all over heading into the 2014-15 season, and the small forward position is no exception. The departure of Arron Afflalo is bound to have an impact. Can the additions of Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon...Show More Summary

What's at Stake This Season for NBA's Top 2015 Free Agents?

Not all free-agent experiences are equal. Even as point guard Rajon Rondo is set to explore his options next summer, the newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers probably won't be doing much exploring. So long as LeBron James is in town,...Show More Summary

Official Bleacher Report FIBA World Cup Basketball Rankings

Twenty-four teams will tip off in Spain at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but only one will emerge with a gold medal. That's a realistic goal for less than a handful of teams, though. Plenty of squads will have to be satisfied with a medal of any metal, even if they'd never admit so publicly. Show More Summary

San Antonio Spurs Have Nothing Left to Prove, Which Makes Them Dangerous

Toting the burden of proof is one such bother the San Antonio Spurs do not share with 29 other NBA teams. Another banner season to their name, their core still intact, the Spurs are in possession of pressure-free power. There is nothing...Show More Summary

Why Retaining Eric Bledsoe Could Backfire for Phoenix Suns

With just weeks remaining before NBA teams officially open training camp, the league’s free-agent market—once a sea of tantalizing talent—has all but dried up. Save, that is, for a single pool left glistening in the distance: Eric Bledsoe,...Show More Summary

Is Rebuilt Golden State Warriors Bench Enough for Next Step?

The Golden State Warriors may have missed out on the home run acquisition of Kevin Love, but minor tweaks and additions to a bench unit that struggled last year might be enough to put them in serious title contention this season. While...Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Michael Beasley Workout Buzz and What Signing Would Mean for L.A.

While the frenzy of the summer's free-agent activity may be in the rearview mirror, the process of building a complete squad for the coming season continues for several NBA teams. One such team is the Los Angeles Lakers. After a devastating...Show More Summary

8 NBA Players with Big Shoes to Fill in 2014-15

In life, if the shoe fits, you wear it. In the NBA, if the shoe doesn't fit, sometimes you have to wear it anyway. Replacing another player is rarely easy. When a team loses one player to free agency, trade or injury—or a case of nostalgia—the next man up is immediately gifted additional responsibility. Show More Summary

Is Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker a Bigger Threat for Rookie of the Year?

They're both set up nicely. Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have to be considered front-runners for Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, and not just because they were the top-two picks in the draft. Wiggins and Parker are each in prime position, based on their teams' rosters and rebuilding stages, to put up big numbers next season. Show More Summary

Can Kevin Love Accept Diminished Role with Cavaliers?

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor isn't wrong about the difficulties Kevin Love will face with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he may have missed the mark on how well the superstar big man will respond to them. Taylor, in an interview...Show More Summary

For Amar'e Stoudemire, 2014-15 Season Is About Recapturing Pride

Four years ago, Amar ’e Stoudemire’s stock was skyscraper-high. After seven stellar seasons with the Phoenix Suns (as well as the injury-decimated 2005-06 campaign), the high-flying forward was headed east to rejoin longtime coach Mike...Show More Summary

Chris Paul's Attempt at Embarrassing Defender Backfires on Him

Chris Paul has the ability to make NBA players look silly with his moves, but he was unable to cross up a writer in a recent pickup game. The Los Angeles Clippers point guard did his best to fool writer Brett Pollakoff during the game. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant's Upcoming Free Agency Leaves Short Window for Thunder Title

The Oklahoma City Thunder organization is built upon the idea of sustainable success. And in the past several years, it has come through with consistent title-contending years. The problem is the Thunder may be in danger of losing that...Show More Summary

Who Will Win an NBA Title First: Lakers or Celtics?

With 33 championships between them, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are without a doubt the cream of the NBA crop. But after decades of consistent dominance, both franchises have fallen on hard times. How hard, you ask? Last season saw the Lakers and Celtics miss the playoffs in the same year for just the second time ever. Show More Summary

Beck/Bucher: Do the Bulls Need Derrick Rose to Change His Game to Win a Title?

Derrick Rose will make his return to the Chicago Bulls this year with high hopes of capturing an NBA title. Does Rose need to adjust his style of play for the Bulls to go all the way? Howard Beck and Ric Bucher debate what the young point guard needs to do in the video above. Read more NBA news on

Diagnosing Boston Celtics' Remaining Roster Flaws

General manager Danny Ainge has spent much of this summer doctoring the Boston Celtics roster. While some moves he had hoped to make fell through, there have been some changes. Unfortunately, the depth chart has a few flaws that must...Show More Summary

NBA Training Camp 2014: Notable Positional Battles to Keep an Eye On

As players jockey for minutes and roles, some of the NBA's most contentious position battles at training camp will influence how much the competitors' teams achieve in 2014-15. The Association may be as star-driven as ever, but we're...Show More Summary

The Most Underappreciated Player on Every NBA Team

In a league as star-driven as the NBA, there tend to be a handful of players that fall through the mainstream media's cracks. They could be the guys that are overshadowed by flashier teammates, or players that simply don't draw thatShow More Summary

Leandro Barbosa to Warriors: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

At 31, Leandro Barbosa may not be the player he once was, but the Golden State Warriors saw a value in bringing him off the bench and adding depth to the squad this season.'s Marc Stein first reported the details and added another...Show More Summary

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