Blog Profile / - NBA

Filed Under:Basketball / NBA
Posts on Regator:6031
Posts / Week:21.6
Archived Since:June 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

The Lakers bringing Brandon Ingram off the bench actually makes sense

For the second straight year, the lowly Lakers aren’t guaranteeing their No. 2 pick a starting job. But this time, it makes sense. Brandon Ingram, the second overall pick of the 2016 draft, will be coming off the bench for the Lakers to start the season. Show More Summary

The Nets are finally starting over from scratch

The Nets are a blank slate, and that's probably a good thing. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are previewing all 30 teams via conversation. Next up: the Brooklyn Nets. Find all of the Flanns and Zillz previews here. ZILLER: The Nets turned...Show More Summary

Pistons fans are cautiously optimistic that their future is now

Detroit is poised to take a jump in the Eastern Conference, but Pistons fans are by no means counting their chickens before they hatch. The future is bright for the Detroit Pistons after they returned to the playoffs last year, but there are some weaknesses that only the closest followers of the team can spot. Show More Summary

The Knicks are already grousing about the Triangle offense

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let’s basketball. PREVIEW PARTY: Flannery and I think the Raptors are in good shape and should be perfectly comfortable again pushing Cleveland for the No....Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant’s gone, so we’ll finally learn if the Lakers’ young core is any good

Assuming the Lakers’ unstable ownership situation doesn’t get in the way, of course. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are previewing all 30 teams via conversation. Next up: the Los Angeles Lakers. Find all of the Flanns and Zillz previews here. FLANNERY: Kobe and Byron Scott are gone, Luke Walton's coming, and the kids are finally on their own. Show More Summary

Dan Gilbert spent $1 million to remind Cavaliers employees that the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the finals

Or, more accurately, he spent $1 million to give every Cavaliers employee a championship ring. When the Cavaliers players receive a ring on opening night, there won't be the only ones getting jewelry to commemorate the city’s first championship in 52 years. Show More Summary

The Raptors don’t need to improve for this year to be a success

After its best season in franchise history, Toronto will probably tread water at best, and that’s OK. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are previewing all 30 teams via conversation. Next up: the Toronto Raptors. Find all of the Flanns and Zillz previews here. ZILLER: It's sensible to claim that the Raptors did not get better this offseason. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry's trainer explains the slick behind-the-back move he unveiled during practice

“What you saw was pretty elementary,” Brandon Payne told SB Nation. “He’s got some other stuff that’s really creative” Steph at work — GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) September 27, 2016 On Tuesday, the Golden State Warriors’ Twitter account teased an eye-popping new Stephen Curry dribble move. Show More Summary

The Blazers are getting new uniforms in 2017, so here are 3 ideas they should use

The Portland Trail Blazers are undergoing a uniform change for the 2017-18 season and we’re waiting with bated breath to see what they’ll end up being. The team has already said that it won’t be a “dramatic change,” but that could totally be a curveball. Lets face it, the Blazers jersey is one of the most iconic in sports. Show More Summary

Why did we start to hate the Warriors?

The Warriors were once beloved. Now, they’re the NBA’s villains. When did the tide turn and how will they handle that label? Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are previewing all 30 teams via conversation. Next up: the Golden State Warriors. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry invented a new way to shatter ankles

That and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. I'm pinch-hitting for Tom today. Sorry for referencing another sport. Let's basketball! PREVIEW SEASON: Yesterday, Tom and Paul tackled the Sixers and Suns. Also: here are previews from Liberty Ballers and Bright Side of the Sun. Show More Summary

The Suns’ young core needs patience and we’re not sure they get it

You can see a young nucleus beginning to form in Phoenix, but how will Suns management respond when the inevitable losing happens? Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are previewing all 30 teams via conversation. Next up: the Phoenix Suns.Show More Summary

Why the Heat waiving Chris Bosh would be the best thing for both parties

It’ll allow the Heat to move on while still giving Bosh the opportunity to continue his career. On Monday, Pat Riley told the media that he believes Chris Bosh’s career with the Miami Heat may be over. The Heat won’t clear Bosh for basketball activities due to continued concerns with blood clots. Show More Summary

The 76ers finally look like a typical bad basketball team, which is progress

The Process is dead and the future is bright, but the 76ers still have a long way to go. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are previewing every team via conversation. Next up: the Philadelphia 76ers. See all prior Flanns & Zillz previewsShow More Summary

Andre Drummond can hit free throws ... in virtual reality

That and more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Media Day is in the books! Let’s basketball. SEE YA LATER, KID: Paul Flannery says goodbye to Kevin Garnett, a maddening and brilliant muse. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER GetShow More Summary

Pat Riley says Chris Bosh's career with Heat is 'probably over'

The Miami Heat are readying for life without Chris Bosh. The Miami Heat are not working toward Chris Bosh's return to the team, according to president Pat Riley. As the Heat opened training camp on Monday, Riley said Bosh's career with...Show More Summary

Kevin Garnett was one of a kind. These bizarre stories prove it

Above all else, we’ll remember how delightfully weird Kevin Garnett was. Kevin Garnett is retiring. Behind him, he leaves a legacy as one of the best defensive players ever. His departure also leaves a void as the best trash talker in the NBA. Show More Summary

Steve Kerr: 'I'd hope every American is disgusted' by police-related shootings

The Warriors head coach also said that he expects protests during the national anthem in the NBA. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has always been forthright expressing his opinion on important social issues. Wednesday's pre-camp media...Show More Summary

WNBA stars have mixed feelings on the new playoff format. Here's how it works

Single-elimination rounds make this postseason less predictable than ever. The WNBA Playoffs will look different this year. The league is introducing two single-elimination rounds to open its eight-team tournament, which adds pressure right from the opening tip. Show More Summary

This is James Harden’s best chance to shut up his loudest critics

Harden and the Rockets both have their flaws, but we’re expecting both to bounce back after last year’s disaster. We’ve arrived at last year’s playoff clubs in our team-by-team countdown series, though the Rockets may as well have been a lottery team considering their mind-boggling 2015-16 season. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC