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Grading the New York Knicks' Offseason

The 2015 offseason hasn't panned out as envisioned for the New York Knicks. Phil Jackson and the Knicks' front office are in full-on rebuilding mode. Despite not landing a big-name free agent, the Knicks have made some positive acquisitions. Show More Summary

New D-League Wrinkle Could Serve as Springboard for League's Future with NBA

Though the NBA Developmental League has never exactly been the equivalent of baseball's minor league system, things are starting to trend in that direction. The only changes being made are subtle ones, but those are still steps toward...Show More Summary

Grading the Oklahoma City Thunder Offseason

This season, the Oklahoma City Thunder intend to right the ship as last year's run did not play out as expected. New head coach Billy Donovan has a lot to be happy about. Superstar Kevin Durant and rim protector Serge Ibaka are both expected to be at full strength next season. Show More Summary

Grading the Philadelphia 76ers' Offseason

The Philadelphia 76ers' offseason has had its fair share of highs and lows. Fans erupted in pure joy when the team landed prized prospect Jahlil Okafor in the 2015 NBA draft. The thought of Okafor, Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid wreaking havoc on opposing frontcourts had the city of Philadelphia excited. Show More Summary

Bradley Beal's Extension Should Be Priority No. 1 for Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards need to gamble on Bradley Beal before the 22-year-old beats them to the punch. Patience is rarely a virtue for NBA teams with rookie-contract extension candidates, and the Big Panda's price tag seems primed to rise if he opens next season without a new deal. Granted, it's not particularly cheap at the moment. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Analyzing Buzz on Glen Davis, Mike James and More

Big names may be off the market and LeBron James' Hollywood pursuits may clog the headlines, but there is still plenty of action on the Association's rumor mill. Fresh off the mill comes rumblings of bidding wars, free-agency shockers...Show More Summary

San Antonio Spurs Present Immediate Challenge to Golden State Warriors' Throne

Until proven otherwise, the Golden State Warriors deserve to be called the NBA champions. But after the San Antonio Spurs completed a flurry of offseason moves, Gregg Popovich's team presents the greatest immediate challenge to the Warriors'...Show More Summary

Ray Allen Sports 'Basketball Jesus' Shirt in Photo with John Calipari

If anybody is going to wear a "basketball Jesus" shirt, it might as well be Ray Allen. After all, he did play the role of "Jesus Shuttlesworth " in the 1998 hit movie He Got Game. Allen recently took a picture with Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari. Show More Summary

Gray-Haired Cuttino Mobley Shows He Still Has Game at Drew League

Anybody who thinks former NBA guard Cuttino Mobley can't play basketball anymore because he has gray hair is sadly mistaken. Mobley last played in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2008-09 season, but he has not stopped playing basketball. Show More Summary

Lakers News: Latest on Roy Hibbert, Lineup Plans for Next Season and More

With what seems to be a complete, improved roster, the Los Angeles Lakers begin the march toward next season. There's a lot of work to do. D'Angelo Russell was a fine get in the draft, but he will have to learn to play nice with others, including Jordan Clarkson and Kobe Bryant. Show More Summary

Uninterrupted: Trey Lyles on NBA Summer League Experience

Uninterrupted is a platform that allows personalities to connect with fans on a much deeper level, with insight and content not fit for other platforms, media outlets or channels. Interested fans get a unique perspective that brings them closer than ever to the personalities they care about. Read more NBA news on

'Kidding Like Jason': Jason Kidd on Being a Famous Lyric in Nelly's Hit Song

It was certainly "hot in herre " during Las Vegas Summer League. Remember the line "I'm just kiddin ' like Jason" from Nelly's 2002 track "Hot in Herre "? Jason Kidd remembers because the line was about him. How did Nelly's reference...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest News on Danilo Gallinari, Jeffery Taylor and More

Moving Ty Lawson has given the Denver Nuggets a nice bit of financial freedom. According to Christopher Dempsey of the Denver Post, the new flexibility should produce new contracts for a couple of returning Nuggets. Dempsey writes: "Using...Show More Summary

Lance Stephenson Opens Up: Hornets Fallout, Clippers Future and Big Contracts

A little more than a year ago, Lance Stephenson and his agent, Alberto Ebanks, flew to Las Vegas to meet with Hornets owner Michael Jordan and some of the team's brass. On July 15, Stephenson became a Hornet. This summer, Stephenson,...Show More Summary

Making the Case for Enes Kanter's Max Deal

Based on everything we’ ve seen, $70 million over four years is a sizable overpay for Enes Kanter. There’s no getting around that. Nevertheless, the Oklahoma City Thunder front office made the polarizing decision to match Kanter ’s hefty offer sheet, and all reports suggest it was a fairly easy choice for general manager Sam Presti. Show More Summary

Arron Afflalo Has Golden Opportunity With New Knicks Next Season

Arron Afflalo is right where he wants to be: New York, wearing a Knicks jersey with his own name on the back. But which Afflalo will New York get? The sturdy, two-way role player from his early years in Denver, the slightly wobbly performer...Show More Summary

Stacked Roster Presents Questions for Los Angeles Clippers' Second Unit

The Los Angeles Clippers may not be done adding pieces. There's no debating the Clippers roster is deeper and objectively better now than it was a few months ago when the team was in the midst of giving away a 3-1 Western Conference Semifinals lead to the Houston Rockets. Show More Summary

Are These the Leaked Alternate Uniforms for the 2015-16 NBA Season?

Several NBA teams have already unveiled completely new identities (logos and uniforms) this year, but not every franchise has revealed all of its uniforms for the 2015-16 season. That's what makes this alleged leak so interesting. Chris...Show More Summary

NBA Considering Not Guaranteeing Playoff Spot for Division Winners

Not only is the NBA considering taking a top-four seed away from division winners, but NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the league may go even further by taking away the guarantee of a playoff berth. "Where we are leaning right now is that we would not guarantee a spot for a division winner in part because it's so unlikely to happen, and No. Show More Summary

Early Impressions of Boston Celtics Rookie Terry Rozier Post-2015 Summer League

LAS VEGAS — The Boston Celtics’ backcourt didn ’t need an upgrade this offseason. Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley, Isaiah Thomas and young prospects James Young and Phil Pressey already constitute a packed guard depth chart. That logjamShow More Summary

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