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LA Lakers Insider: D'Angelo Russell on Verge of Breakout Season

LOS ANGELES — The impressive preseason glimpses of Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell are just a sign of what's to come: Russell is primed for a breakout sophomore season. As a rookie, he flashed his potential, scoring a career-high 39 points against the Brooklyn Nets. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant Says He's 'Glad' Warriors Lost 2016 NBA Finals to Cavaliers

While the Golden State Warriors may still be feeling the sting of their loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals, new comments by Kevin Durant suggest that defeat netted the Dubs a major victory in free agency. According...Show More Summary

Phil Jackson Comments on Triangle Offense, Knicks' Offensive Philosophy

Phil Jackson is finally ready to concede the triangle offense isn't ideal in 2016. On Shaquille O'Neal's The Big Podcast with Shaq on Monday, the New York Knicks president admitted the system is difficult for players today to pick up (via Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News): The triangle is a different story. Show More Summary

Phoenix Suns Plan to Boost Their High-5 Stats in 2016-17

While a typical NBA box score keeps track of things like points, rebounds and assists, the Phoenix Suns will be keeping an eye on an unusual statistic this season: high-fives. No, seriously. They are making a point to slap hands more in hopes of improving team camaraderie...which ultimately could lead to more wins. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Game-Worn Protective Face Mask to Be Auctioned Off, Could Fetch $50K

Throughout his historic career, some fans may have been lucky enough to get their hands on some of Kobe Bryant's game-used memorabilia. For those who weren't that fortunate, there is a golden opportunity on hand. However, it'll costShow More Summary

Milwaukee Bucks Complete 2016-17 Preview

The Golden State Warriors stormed into the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Dec. 12, with the NBA championship belt on their shoulders and a historic winning streak at their backs. The Milwaukee Bucks lived up to their moniker by darting in front of the speeding superpower and stopping the Warriors with a 108-95 upset. "It was a great win. Show More Summary

Fantasy Basketball 2016: Top NBA Player Rankings and 1st-Round Mock Draft

The NBA preseason is not only a time for the league's players to get back into their desired shape, but also for fantasy basketball players to prepare for their seasons. Let's take a look at a 10-team, first-round mock draft for a nine-category, standard-scoring league with the start of the regular season just a couple of weeks away. Show More Summary

Early Top-50 Big Board for 2017 NBA Draft

With just over a month to go before the regular season starts, it's time to break down the projected 2017 NBA draft field. Notably strong compared to last year's class, particularly at the top, teams will pick from a handful of high-upside incoming freshmen. Show More Summary

What's the Secret to LeBron James' Athletic Invincibility?

CLEVELAND — For most of LeBron James ’ career, there’s been one question—will he ever do it? The “it” was bringing a title to Cleveland, and last June the kid from Akron had his crowning moment. So now a new question arises. How much longer can he do it? But now, for the near 32-year-old James, the “it” is very different. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on J.R. Smith, Kenneth Faried and More

With just a few weeks left until the NBA regular season tips off Oct. 25, we still have rumors that check three major boxes: free agency, trades and injuries. The J.R. Smith holdout, much like last year's negotiations between Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers, has drawn free agency into the middle of October. Show More Summary

Engineering 'The Leap': An NBA Supertrainer's Plan for DC's Prized Sophomore

One after another, the Washington Wizards marched in for their exit interviews with owner Ted Leonsis and general manager Ernie Grunfeld. After a disappointing 2015-16 campaign that ended with a.500 record, no playoff appearance andShow More Summary

Phoenix Suns Complete 2016-17 Preview

Earl Watson's debut as the Phoenix Suns' interim skipper was a seemingly inconspicuous defeat amid a sea of many. His team dropped a 104-97 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Feb. 2, doomed by a 13-point second quarter and four turnovers from three different starters. Show More Summary

Every NBA Team's Biggest 2016-17 Offseason Regret

NBA perfection is nearly impossible. No team can exit the offseason in flawless fashion. Not even the Golden State Warriors, despite inking Kevin Durant to a new contract and retaining all of their superstars. Nor the Utah Jazz or Detroit...Show More Summary

Brice Johnson Injury: Updates on Clippers Forward's Back and Return

Los Angeles Clippers power forward Brice Johnson suffered a herniated disc in his back on Saturday, and it's unclear when he'll return to the court. Continue for updates. Johnson Out Indefinitely Saturday, Oct. 8 Brad Turner of reported Johnson suffered a herniated disk, and noted the team didn't have a timeframe for his return. Show More Summary

Sacramento Kings Complete 2016-17 Preview

Job security has been a foreign concept for recent Sacramento Kings coaches, but Dave Joerger —their ninth different skipper since 2006 —might have cracked the code. Want longevity atop this organization? Gain the trust of franchise face DeMarcus Cousins. Joerger 's predecessor, George Karl, never did. Show More Summary

Golden State Warriors Complete 2016-17 Season Preview

Less than two minutes into the Golden State Warriors' second preseason game — a 45-point incineration of the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 4 — it happened. Stephen Curry jogged the ball up the left sideline in semi-transition as two Clipper defenders darted out to cover him a few feet beyond the three-point arc. Show More Summary

NBA Predictions 2016-17: The Next Big Breakout Star at Each Position

For the Roman philosopher Seneca the Younger, luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. In the NBA, that same formula isn't the only thing needed for a breakout campaign, but it's a necessary part. The Association's wacky...Show More Summary

Lakers, Nuggets Players Lock Arms During National Anthem Before Preseason Game

Before Friday night's preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets, members from both teams stood together and linked arms during the national anthem at Staples Center, via Harrison Wind of BSN Denver: A number of...Show More Summary

Predicting Houston Rockets' Final 15-Man 2016-17 Roster

James Harden, having assumed the leadership of the Houston Rockets, has been more involved in mentoring his teammates. He organized a players-only minicamp, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26. If one were to picture this process in their mind, perhaps it would be Harden trying to help teammates learn to draw more fouls. Show More Summary

Gordon Hayward Injury: Updates on Jazz Star's Finger and Recovery

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward dislocated his finger on Friday and may require surgery. It is unclear when he will be able to return. Continue for updates. Latest on Hayward's Recovery Friday, Oct. 7 Jody Genessy of the Deseret News...Show More Summary

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