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Howard Beck on Why Steve Nash Is a Lock to Be a 1st-Ballot Hall of Famer

The Los Angeles Lakers will be without two-time MVP Steve Nash this season, as Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding reported last night that the point guard will miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season. Could this be the end for the league's third all-time assists leader? Howard Beck examines the legacy Nash would be leaving behind in the video above. Read more NBA news on

Season Predictions and Analysis for Wizards

The Washington Wizards are entering this season with high hopes after breaking through in the NBA playoffs last year. Can John Wall guide the young team deep into the postseason? Ric Bucher joins Adam Lefkoe to give his take on the upcoming year in the nation's capitol in the video above. Read more NBA news on

Which Cleveland Cavaliers Training Camp Invitees Could Make the Roster?

Among the original six training camp invitees on the Cleveland Cavaliers roster this preseason, only four remain. After previously waiving guards Chris Crawford and Stephen Holt, the Cavs have to make a decision on guard A.J. Price,Show More Summary

Virginia Basketball Recruiting: Make-or-Break Players for 2015 Class

The 2016 season is shaping to be a banner year for the Virginia Cavaliers on the recruiting trail. Just this week, the Hoos landed a big commitment when Kyle Guy, a 6'2" sharpshooting point guard from Indiana, per ESPN, pledged to Virginia. Guy,...Show More Summary

Fresno State's Cezar Guerrero Makes 5 Straight Half-Court Shots

It looks like the Fresno State Bulldogs have found their guy whenever they need to make a half-court shot. During Tuesday's annual Red and White Hoops Night for the Bulldogs, Fresno State guard Cezar Guerrero made five consecutive half-court...Show More Summary

Ohio State Basketball Recruiting: Make or Break Players for 2015 Class

Let’s be perfectly honest—Thad Matta and his Ohio State basketball program would be absolutely fine if it didn’t land another recruit from now until national signing day. That may not be what fans who are always looking for the next star or a No.1 class want to hear, but the Buckeyes currently have the No. Show More Summary

Don't forget how Steve Nash changed the NBA

Before the disaster in Los Angeles, Steve Nash was part of one of the best shows in the league. We'll always have Seven Seconds or Less. Steve Nash was fun to watch. We can use the past tense here because even though Nash hasn't officially left his career behind, the days of joy and wonder are long gone. Show More Summary

Victor Oladipo Out Indefinitely With a Facial Fracture

It has been a rough preseason for Victor Oladipo. The Orlando Magic announced Friday morning that the second-year guard will be sidelined indefinitely, after taking an accidental elbow to the […] The post Victor Oladipo Out Indefinitely With a Facial Fracture appeared first on SLAMonline.

Louisville Basketball: Is Montrezl Harrell Prepared to Lead 2014-15 Cardinals?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Cardinals star Montrezl Harrell is no stranger to discipline. "Going to a military school, you were on the military lifestyle," Harrell told Bleacher Report at the Cards' annual media day, discussing the postgraduate year he spent at Hargrave Military Academy before coming to Louisville. Show More Summary

Villanova Basketball: Jalen Brunson Is Make-or-Break Player in Class of 2015

With the new basketball season on the horizon, the Villanova Wildcats are in a good position in regards to recruiting for the class of 2015. Tim Delaney, Donte DiVincenzo and Jalen Brunson will all become Wildcats starting with the 2015-16...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Nets' International Corps Will Steer Team's 2014-15 Destiny

The Brooklyn Nets have big names, but winning games this year could mostly depend on their imports. The international sect of the team makes parts of the Nets machine tick. Andrei Kirilenko, Bojan Bogdanovic, Mirza Teletovic and Sergey...Show More Summary

The Most Intriguing Player on Each CBB Team in the 2014 Preseason Coaches Poll

The only things more intriguing than college basketball's 2014-15 preseason coaches poll are the most intriguing players on those 25 teams. We're not necessarily talking about the best players, but rather the ones upon which a team's entire season might hinge. Take Louisville, for example. Show More Summary

Michigan State Basketball: Expectations for Spartans' Big 3 in 2014-15

Simply making the NCAA tournament is never enough for Michigan State—the Spartans are all about making annual runs deep into March. With Denzel Valentine, Branden Dawson and Travis Trice at the helm, an extended dance this spring is possible. Show More Summary

Duke Basketball Recruiting: Make-or-Break Players for 2015 Class

The Duke basketball program landed the No. 1 recruiting class in the country in 2014, according to 247Sports, and there is a very real chance that the rich will get richer in 2015. Mike Krzyzewski and company are one or two elite players...Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Position-by-Position Breakdown of Wildcats in 2014-15

The 2013-14 season for Kentucky basketball will be remembered by an up-and-down regular season, followed by a team with lofty expectations coming together for one of the more memorable March runs in Kentucky lore. Heading into the NCAA tournament as a No. Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels' Tough Schedule Will Prime Them for 2015 Title Run

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams is like most great college basketball coaches: He has never been timid about testing his teams with a challenging slate of contests. On an annual basis, Williams puts his squads through a gauntlet...Show More Summary

JR Smith Frustrated By the Knicks’ Triangle Offense

The new Triangle Offense isn’t just taking JR Smith and his New York Knicks teammates a long time to master; it’s also proving to be a source of frustration. Smith […] The post JR Smith Frustrated By the Knicks’ Triangle Offense appeared first on SLAMonline.

Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: Make or Break Players for 2015 Class

With the 2014-15 season looming just under one month away, it is becoming more pivotal for Michigan State to secure some of its top recruits for security purposes. For the 2015 class, one make-or-break target remains within Tom Izzo's...Show More Summary

Virginia Basketball: Position-by-Position Breakdown of Cavaliers in 2014-15

The 2013-14 season will be remembered as the year the Virginia Cavaliers returned to national relevance in college basketball. The Cavs won the regular-season ACC title and the ACC Tournament, and they received a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Streakiest Shooters in College Basketball for 2014-15 Season

A streaky shooter can bring college basketball fans to their feet in excitement one night and then make those same diehards despondent with a tall column of bricks the next time he takes the court. Even some of the nation's best shooters can have terrible nights, but they're among the best because they're able to minimize the clunkers. Show More Summary

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