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Will It Really Be That Hard to Fix New York Knicks' Defense?

Last year's New York Knicks defense was a mess. Good thing the current squad has a new cleaning service. The Knicks switched up management and coaching staffs this offseason, making the jump from Mike Woodson to Derek Fisher on the bench and adding Phil Jackson to oversee all things basketball. Show More Summary

Lakers' Nick Young Is Afraid That 'The Purge' Is Real

The idea of one day with no laws was the main premise of the movie The Purge, and Nick Young is afraid that the concept is real. The following pictures surfaced on the Internet of a supposed real-life purge coming to some major cities...Show More Summary

Kobe Studying Paul Pierce’s Adjustment to Getting Older

Kobe Bryant just recently turned 36 and nobody knows what he’ll look like once he finally returns to the court. He probably doesn’t even know. Since he’ll be a different player from the last time we saw him, Kobe is looking to refine his game to match his age. In order to do so, he’s […]

Biggest Storylines Entering the 2014 FIBA World Cup

The 2014 FIBA World Cup is upon us, and this year's tournament could be as competitive as we've ever seen. With the rest of the world seemingly improving their talent and depth, and with Team USA looking a bit vulnerable after departures...Show More Summary

What Are LA Lakers Looking for with Final Offseason Moves?

Most NBA teams are settling in after an offseason of change or inaction, introducing new faces, welcoming back old ones, giving little or no thought to forthcoming additions and subtractions. The Los Angeles Lakers are not most teams. Blockbuster...Show More Summary

Will Triangle Offense Help Reboot Iman Shumpert's Stalled NY Knicks Career?

Nobody on the New York Knicks needs a bigger change than Iman Shumpert. It's been getting hard to watch. And it's frustrating—because you know he can do better than 6.7 points a game on 37.8 percent shooting. You just don't get progressively...Show More Summary

Top 5 Reasons Why the Los Angeles Lakers Won't Make the Playoffs This Season

Despite acquiring a few fresh faces this summer, the Los Angeles Lakers are not prepared to qualify for playoff contention. Whether it's an inability to effectively defend opponents, the lack of a true starting-quality center or theShow More Summary

What Kobe Bryant Can Learn from Paul Pierce's Ageless Game

He may be 36 years old and coming off a season fraught with injury, but Kobe Bryant's superhuman credentials remain as credible as ever. Even as his Los Angeles Lakers look to rebound from a 27-55 record, Bryant is attempting a comeback of his own after playing just six games last season. Chances are the results will be impressive. Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Los Angeles Has Better Free-Agent Options Than Michael Beasley

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to fill out the remaining spots on their roster before training camp begins, and one player drawing serious interest from the organization again is former Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley. According...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Orlando Magic's Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

The Orlando Magic have question marks all over heading into the 2014-15 season, and the small forward position is no exception. The departure of Arron Afflalo is bound to have an impact. Can the additions of Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon...Show More Summary

What's at Stake This Season for NBA's Top 2015 Free Agents?

Not all free-agent experiences are equal. Even as point guard Rajon Rondo is set to explore his options next summer, the newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers probably won't be doing much exploring. So long as LeBron James is in town,...Show More Summary

Official Bleacher Report FIBA World Cup Basketball Rankings

Twenty-four teams will tip off in Spain at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but only one will emerge with a gold medal. That's a realistic goal for less than a handful of teams, though. Plenty of squads will have to be satisfied with a medal of any metal, even if they'd never admit so publicly. Show More Summary

San Antonio Spurs Have Nothing Left to Prove, Which Makes Them Dangerous

Toting the burden of proof is one such bother the San Antonio Spurs do not share with 29 other NBA teams. Another banner season to their name, their core still intact, the Spurs are in possession of pressure-free power. There is nothing...Show More Summary

Why Retaining Eric Bledsoe Could Backfire for Phoenix Suns

With just weeks remaining before NBA teams officially open training camp, the league’s free-agent market—once a sea of tantalizing talent—has all but dried up. Save, that is, for a single pool left glistening in the distance: Eric Bledsoe,...Show More Summary

Is Rebuilt Golden State Warriors Bench Enough for Next Step?

The Golden State Warriors may have missed out on the home run acquisition of Kevin Love, but minor tweaks and additions to a bench unit that struggled last year might be enough to put them in serious title contention this season. While...Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Michael Beasley Workout Buzz and What Signing Would Mean for L.A.

While the frenzy of the summer's free-agent activity may be in the rearview mirror, the process of building a complete squad for the coming season continues for several NBA teams. One such team is the Los Angeles Lakers. After a devastating...Show More Summary

8 NBA Players with Big Shoes to Fill in 2014-15

In life, if the shoe fits, you wear it. In the NBA, if the shoe doesn't fit, sometimes you have to wear it anyway. Replacing another player is rarely easy. When a team loses one player to free agency, trade or injury—or a case of nostalgia—the next man up is immediately gifted additional responsibility. Show More Summary

U.S. team aims for world basketball title

The bad news just kept coming, the only difference whether the culprit was injury or interest.

Is Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker a Bigger Threat for Rookie of the Year?

They're both set up nicely. Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have to be considered front-runners for Rookie of the Year honors in 2015, and not just because they were the top-two picks in the draft. Wiggins and Parker are each in prime position, based on their teams' rosters and rebuilding stages, to put up big numbers next season. Show More Summary

Can Kevin Love Accept Diminished Role with Cavaliers?

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor isn't wrong about the difficulties Kevin Love will face with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he may have missed the mark on how well the superstar big man will respond to them. Taylor, in an interview...Show More Summary

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