The 2014 Rookie of the Year race isn't quite going the way we thought it would around this time last season. Injuries have really played a role in that, with Marcus Smart, Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon each going down early. It doesn't...Show More Summary
ORLANDO -- Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon underwent a successful surgical procedure Friday to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced.
NBA perceptions can change in an instant. Today's 24-hour news cycle causes hot streaks to become overblown and slumps to send players plummeting toward obscurity. But a players' impact has a lot to do with opportunity and fit. A player can be in over his head or buried on the bench if his talents don't scratch an itch for his team. Show More Summary
Aaron Gordon out indefinitely after foot surgery Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon underwent a successful surgical procedure today to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced. Gordon was diagnosed with the injury following the Magic’s game on Nov. 15 at Washington. He will be out indefinitely and his return [...]
The Sacramento Kings have assigned rookie forward Eric Moreland to the team’s NBA D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, it was announced today by General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Moreland has not seen action in the 12 regular season games with the Kings. The undrafted rookie from Oregon State totaled four points (2-4 FG), five rebounds, one assist [...]
Kobe Bryant isn't about to pat Dirk Nowitzki on the back. More pointedly, Bryant won't ever placate NBA owners by accepting a hometown discount or below-market contract. "It's the popular thing to do," Bryant said of player pay cuts ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers' Friday night matchup against the Dallas Mavericks, per ESPNDallas.com's Tim McMahon. Show More Summary
NBA teams don't need to break the bank or dominate headlines to change their fortunes. Some of the league's most impactful transactions don't grab front-page coverage. While superstar shifts deserve the attention they receive, the right...Show More Summary
The New York Knicks need all the help they can get. They’re off to a disappointing start, and what’s worse is that the strength of schedule they’ve faced so far is on the very weak side of things. In other words, they’ve played lots of unimpressive teams, and still done quite badly. Now, the team [...]
The Atlanta Hawks, who through Thursday’s games have a 5-5 record, are regaining the services of rugged, versatile small forward DeMarre Carroll. Here’s the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporting: DeMarre Carroll is back. The Hawks small forward will be active for tonight’s game against the Pistons and all indications are that he will start. Show More Summary
With a 7-3 record through Thursday, the Washington Wizards have the 7th best winning percentage in the NBA; a fantastic start to a promising season. And the team is poised to get even deeper once Martell Webster becomes available to play, which should happen in the relatively near future. Here’s the Washington Post blog reporting: Bradley Beal’s return [...]
The new-look, talent-filled Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a modest 5-5 start; not entirely surprising, as team chemistry takes time to develop. Still, much improvement is needed. A big factor is power forward Kevin Love, who is a better offensive player than defensive, and yet is still being worked into the team’s scoring scheme. Here’s [...]
Pacers forward Paul George could take the next step in his recovery from a broken right leg as early as next week.
The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that they have assigned forward JaKarr Sampson to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. Sampson has appeared in nine games with two starts for the Sixers this season.
Boston Celtics guards Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley are undersized, but still compliment each other very well. It’s difficult not to blend in with a healthy Rondo—who’s regained his stranglehold on the assist leaderboard—and BradleyShow More Summary
Los Angeles Lakers superstar guard Kobe Bryant’s two-year, $48.5 million extension is by far the most unpopular contract in the NBA. Fans and media love to gripe about it, but […] The post Kobe Bryant Once Again Defends His Massive Contract appeared first on SLAMonline.
Not one aspect of the Milwaukee Bucks' start to 2014-15 was planned or projected—not the moxie or mettle with which they carry themselves, not the wins they've collected, not the rhythmic sounds of hope heard with every dribble, made...Show More Summary
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Friday that guard Kevin Martin suffered a fracture of his right wrist during Wednesday’s 115-99 win against the visiting New York Knicks. Martin is averaging 20.4 […] The post Kevin Martin Out Indefinitely With a Broken Wrist appeared first on SLAMonline.
Always seeking a place on the cutting edge, the Houston Rockets will not wait until after Thanksgiving to begin Christmas shopping. Black Friday? Cyber Monday? They’re as old and outdated as a box score. At first glance, the RocketsShow More Summary
The Cleveland Cavaliers need Kevin Love to be aggressive on the offensive end of the floor, and the world knows how much more involved he’d like to be. LeBron James […] The post LeBron James: Kevin Love Will Get the Ball ‘If he Demands it’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
Last month, the Philadelphia Sixers and Papa John’s announced a fan promotion for a steep discount on pizza following each Sixers victory. 11 games into the season, the tank-fastic Sixers […] The post Papa John’s Changes Promo Because the Sixers Can’t Win appeared first on SLAMonline.