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Anthony Davis Practicing to Become a Three-Point Shooter

In the coming days, Anthony Davis will have plenty of time on his hands to add another element to his already-ridiculous offensive repertoire. Davis, the New Orleans’ Pelicans 22-year old The post Anthony Davis Practicing to Become a Three-Point Shooter appeared first on SLAMonline.

Derrick Rose Can Recapture 'Superstar' Label During Impending Series vs. Cavs

With the Chicago Bulls on the cusp of advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs, Derrick Rose finds himself preparing for something more important than a best-of-seven series against the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers. For him, this inevitable matchup is bigger than playing into the second round for just the second time in his career. Show More Summary

Crucial Game 3 May Determine Portland Trail Blazers' Future

The Portland Trail Blazers desperately need to show a playoff pulse. It's not about saving this season; this hasn't been a campaign worth preserving since Wesley Matthews tore his Achilles in early March. This is about protecting the...Show More Summary

Insider Buzz: 'Franchise-Altering' Cavs-Bulls Series Will Cost 1 Coach His Job

The Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers lead their respective series 3-0 in the first round of the NBA playoffs. If both teams move on, they will face each other in a Round 2 series that will likely decide more than just their playoff fates. Show More Summary

Pelicans’ Anthony Davis Considers Adding a 3 to His Arsenal

Davis, a 6-foot-10 multiple-tool player who already gives opposing defenses fits, seems determined to keep expanding his game, and developing a decent 3-point shot is on his list.

Warriors Taking a Champion's Step with Clutch-Time Play Against Pelicans

There's nothing more intimidating in sports than inevitability, the sense that no matter what you have done, no matter how large your lead, no matter how little the time left, the opponent will eventually overcome you. For all the feelings...Show More Summary

Should Dubs Fans Be More or Less Confident That the Warriors Will Win West?

The No. 1 Golden State Warriors stole a third win (123-119) from the No. 8 New Orleans Pelicans in Thursday night's Game 3 playoff matchup. Yet the best team in the league—and the predictive favorite to sweep Round 1—has let the Pelicans,...Show More Summary

Why Derrick Rose Has the Bulls Confident They Can Get Past the Cavaliers

Star point guard Derrick Rose kicked up the Chicago Bulls' momentum with a 34-point game in Thursday night's double-overtime win over the sixth-seeded Milwaukee Bucks. His performance improved from Monday night's 15-point outing, as shooting guard Jimmy Butler's 31 points carried the team to victory in Game 2. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: NBA DraftKings Strategy for April 24

Before getting into today's slate, give me a second to pour one out for the Bucks and Pelicans fans. Eh, the Bucks suffered a pretty run-of-the-mill double overtime loss. The Pelicans...up 17 with less than six minutes to go. That was rough. Crap. Show More Summary

Will the Kevin Love from Game 3 Be the Cavaliers' Key to Beating the Bulls?

Kevin Love appeared to get his groove back Thursday night in Game 3's 103-95 win against the Boston Celtics. Love hit two pivotal three-pointers with two minutes to go, which lifted the Cavs to their final lead. The Cavaliers forward...Show More Summary

Timofey Mozgov Knows Hot Cars Better Than Anyone in NBA

Expensive, stylish cars go hand in hand with NBA ballers, but I found one player who really knows what he's buying. The Cavaliers' Timofey Mozgov is looking for a new ride to drive around Cleveland during the playoffs, and I took him...Show More Summary

NBA Draft 2015: Breaking Down Best Mock Draft Fits for Every 1st-Round Team

The 2015 NBA draft already has basketball fans buzzing, as the top of the class is stacked with elite-level talent, while the remainder features plenty of high-upside prospects who could develop into star-caliber players as well. Although...Show More Summary

Anderson Varejao Plants an Unexpected Kiss on Iman Shumpert During Game 3

Sometimes you love your bro so much you just want to lay a big wet one on his cheek. But sometimes, when you try to land that big wet one, your bro turns at the last instant and you kind of, like, grace lips and stuff. It's not a problem,...Show More Summary

How Much Should Oklahoma City Thunder Spend on Enes Kanter in Free Agency?

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s search for a new head coach will dominate headlines, but general manager Sam Presti has one other major question to answer this offseason: How much is Enes Kanter worth? Both sides have expressed a desire to work out a contract that will keep the young center in OKC. Show More Summary

5 Value Free Agents the Los Angeles Lakers Should Target This Offseason

The Los Angeles Lakers will look to make big moves during the offseason—hopefully nabbing a prime lottery draft pick and successfully luring a free-agent game-changer. But it’s not all about the splashy acquisitions—there are holes to...Show More Summary

Even Down 3-0, Celtics Are Building a Familiar Winning Feeling Against Cavaliers

BOSTON — LeBron James had been here before, in this cacophonous sea of green, tussling with legends and ghosts, wrestling for his legacy and supremacy. How many times had the Boston Celtics clogged his path? How many times had they tested...Show More Summary

2015 NBA Playoffs Heat Check: Ranking the Top Performers at Every Position

The 2015 NBA playoffs have already yielded a string of memorable performances from stars on both sides of the bracket. There's Tim Duncan turning back the clock in L.A., Stephen Curry's miraculous make in New Orleans, Dwight Howard's...Show More Summary

Cleveland Cavaliers' Backcourt Is Growing Up Before Our Eyes

During the second half of the season, one of the best parts of the Cleveland Cavaliers has been the evolution of their talented, up-and-coming backcourt. Kyrie Irving enjoyed a career year, the additions of J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert...Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving on Celtics’ Physical Play: ‘I Ain’t No Soft Dude’

The Boston Celtics are not intimidated by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Overmatched, certainly, but they’re not backing down despite falling into a virtually insurmountable 3-0 deficit. Is Mozgov intimidating? Crowder laughs. The post Kyrie Irving on Celtics’ Physical Play: ‘I Ain’t No Soft Dude’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

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