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5 Problems Cleveland Cavaliers Must Fix Before NBA All-Star Break

Just when it looked like the Cleveland Cavaliers were starting to establish some much-needed continuity in the midst of an eight-game winning streak, David Blatt 's club received a rude awakening. Since ripping off eight consecutiveShow More Summary

Ranking the 6 Best Buy-Low Candidates on the NBA Trade Market

Not every player on the NBA's ever-churning trade market comes neatly wrapped with a ribbon. Some players require plenty of assembly, needing touch-ups and tuning before they can maximize their talents in a new location. They're the project players, if you will. Show More Summary

Lights at the End of the Tunnel for New York Knicks' Dark Days

The New York Knicks are absolutely dreadful, and everyone involved is responsible. From Phil Jackson to Derek Fisher to Carmelo Anthony, this is on each and every Knick, regardless of whether he wears a suit or a jersey. As of Dec. 19,...Show More Summary

OKC Thunder Must Embrace Russell Westbrook as Lead Guy This Year

Once entered as contestants in the NBA's regression sweepstakes, the Oklahoma City Thunder have suddenly jolted back to life as likely Western Conference playoff contenders. And that's because Russell Westbrook has channeled his previously...Show More Summary

Rondo Leaves Celtics in 4th Place on Franchise Assists List

Following Thursday's trade from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks, point guard Rajon Rondo ends his tenure in Boston with the fourth-most assists in franchise history, per ESPN Stats & Info. Rondo's 4,474 career assists leave...Show More Summary

Best Potential Trade Scenarios, Packages and Landing Spots for Greg Monroe

Is Greg Monroe going to be the next marquee player to land in a new location? The Detroit Pistons big man has found himself at the center of non-stop trade rumors for quite some time now, but he's still suiting up for the same team that drafted him out of Georgetown. Show More Summary

Why Evaluating Rajon Rondo's Worth Has to Go Beyond the Box Score

Rajon Rondo is the most perplexing star in the NBA and will continue to be so until age naturally diminishes his relevance, or he suddenly retires to open the world's first 24-hour Connect Four dojo. Whichever happens first. On Thursday, he was finally traded from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks. Show More Summary

Report: Wolves trade Brewer to Rockets for draft picks

A person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade veteran swingman Corey Brewer to the Houston Rockets for Troy Daniels and two future second-round picks.

Raptors unveil new logo, ending dinosaur logo's run

The Raptors' basketball-dribbling dinosaur logo will soon be extinct.

Grizzlies Players Pool Money to Buy Team Assistant New Car After His Was Stolen

It's the season of giving, and players on the Memphis Grizzlies stepped up to help one of their own. One of the Grizzlies team assistants, Brandon, recently had his car stolen, so the players teamed up and got him a brand new ride: As...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Updates, Speculation for Week of Dec. 15

It feels like business is about to pick up around the NBA with the season's quarter pole in the rearview mirror and the first blockbuster in the books. Now's the time for teams that view themselves as contenders to start searching for...Show More Summary

Dallas Mavericks Giving Dirk Nowitzki Shot at Final Chapter He Deserves

At a time when Dirk Nowitzki could be lamenting an allegiance run adrift, the Dallas Mavericks have given his twilight merited meaning, promising the coveted chance at a final chapter befitting his legacy. Some NBA stars spend the afterglow...Show More Summary

Report: Minnesota Trades Corey Brewer to the Rockets

Timberwolves swingman Corey Brewer wasn’t on the trade block for very long; the Timberwolves reportedly agreed Friday to ship him to the Houston Rockets. The Rockets will also acquire the […] The post Report: Minnesota Trades Corey Brewer to the Rockets appeared first on SLAMonline.

Carmelo Anthony Says ‘I Know I’m a Winner. I’ve Won Already’

After turning down the Chicago Bulls last summer, and re-signing with the New York Knicks for $124 million over five years, many labeled Carmelo Anthony as a selfish loser. Anthony […] The post Carmelo Anthony Says ‘I Know I’m a Winner. I’ve Won Already’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Corey Brewer to Rockets: Latest Trade Details, Analysis and Reaction

The Minnesota Timberwolves' wing is a little less crowded after Friday, as they've agreed to trade swingman Corey Brewer to the Houston Rockets. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports first reported the deal: Brewer, 28, is averaging 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game on 41.8 percent shooting. Show More Summary

Toronto Raptors Unveil New Logo, Hint at New Color Scheme

Big changes are coming for the Toronto Raptors' look, and fans of the purple may be sorely disappointed. A new TV spot confirms the rumors of a fresh logo and hints at a new color scheme that looks to feature more black in the uniforms,...Show More Summary

From Brooklyn to the Bucks, Jason Kidd Reveals He Has No Regrets over Move

Jason Kidd's first year as a head coach, with the Brooklyn Nets, made a lot of headlines, most of them far different than the ones he inspired as one of the league's all-time premier point guards over 19 seasons. The Nets assembled both the oldest and highest-priced roster in the league with the hope of becoming instant champions. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Hasn’t Recruited Kevin Durant to the Lakers; Not Yet

Like every other team in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers will coming knocking on Kevin Durant’s door when he becomes an unrestricted free agent two summers from now. Kobe […] The post Kobe Bryant Hasn’t Recruited Kevin Durant to the Lakers; Not Yet appeared first on SLAMonline.

Jimmy Butler: ‘I Don’t Want to Be a Star’

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has sure played like a star this season, such as Thursday night when he hung 35 big ones on the visiting New York Knicks. Just […] The post Jimmy Butler: ‘I Don’t Want to Be a Star’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Cold Hard Fact for Friday, December 19, 2014

Fact: With addition of Rajon Rondo, 2011 NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki is the lowest-paid member of the Dallas Mavericks lineup. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more NBA news on

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