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Skolnick Grades the Cavs' Big 3: Did LeBron Earn an 'F' in His Homecoming Game?

LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving made their highly anticipated debut as a trio for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night, falling to the New York Knicks in their home opener. How did the NBA 's newest superfriends perform in the disappointing loss? Ethan Skolnick hands out grades for Cleveland's Big Three in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

The Evolution of the D-Rose Shoe

As we've sat back on our couches and witnessed the evolution of Derrick Rose the basketball player, another evolution has taken place simultaneously. The evolution we're referring to centers around his signature shoe. Being one of the NBA's most recognizable talents, it's not a surprise Rose has his own line of sneakers. Show More Summary

Report: Spurs Won’t Reach Extension With Kawhi Leonard

San Antonio Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard reportedly won’t get his max deal – not yet, anyway. Reportedly, the Spurs would prefer to re-visit contract talks with the NBA’s reigning […] The post Report: Spurs Won’t Reach Extension With Kawhi Leonard appeared first on SLAMonline.

Conner Frankamp Transferring from Kansas: Latest Details, Analysis and Reaction

Sophomore guard Conner Frankamp has decided to transfer from Kansas University, per Gary Bedore of KUSports.com. Frankamp appeared to be dissatisfied with his minutes last season and his chances of earning more playing time in the upcoming...Show More Summary

Winners and Losers from 2014-15 Preseason AP College Basketball Top 25 Rankings

At long last, the first Associated Press Top 25 poll of the 2014-15 college basketball season has arrived, and there was no shortage of winners and losers. After nearly seven months of reading varying opinions on who will be the best...Show More Summary

Andre Iguodala Wants to Own a Team (VIDEO)

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is about much more than just one of the L’s best defensive players. Iguodala has plenty of interests off the court, mainly in the […] The post Andre Iguodala Wants to Own a Team (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Brandon Jennings on DJ Augustin Playing Better: ‘Then He Should Start’

Just a couple of games into the season, and Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy may have a point guard headache to deal with. SVG pulled starter Brandon Jennings […] The post Brandon Jennings on DJ Augustin Playing Better: ‘Then He Should Start’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

The Ballmer Era Begins

The Clippers home-opener was incredible, and almost unfathomable for longtime fans. The post The Ballmer Era Begins appeared first on SLAMonline.

Report: Spurs Unlikely to Reach Extension With Kawhi Leonard

San Antonio Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard reportedly won’t get his max deal – not yet, anyway. Reportedly, the Spurs would prefer to re-visit contract talks with the NBA’s reigning […] The post Report: Spurs Unlikely to Reach Extension With Kawhi Leonard appeared first on SLAMonline.

Utah Jazz Ink Alec Burks to 4-Year $42 Million Extension

According to multiple published reports, guard Alec Burks has reached an agreement with the Utah Jazz, on a four-year contract extension. The deal starts at $42 million, but reportedly could […] The post Utah Jazz Ink Alec Burks to 4-Year $42 Million Extension appeared first on SLAMonline.

C.J. Miles Is Indiana Pacers' Best Bet to Fill Small Forward Void

The Indiana Pacers desperately need C.J. Miles to be an impact player at small forward this season. That desperation was not there when he was first signed this summer to a four-year $18 million deal. At that point, the best-case scenario for Miles was a role as a third wing off the bench behind Paul George and Lance Stephenson. Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Friday, October 31, 2014

Fact: Thursday's opener for the Cleveland Cavaliers marked the first time ever in his NBA career that LeBron James tallied at least eight turnovers, fewer than five assists and fewer than 20 points. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports...Show More Summary

What We've Learned About 2014-15 Chicago Bulls so Far

Although they haven't played much basketball yet, the Chicago Bulls have shown us a few interesting things thus far. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau proved it's possible to get a technical foul when your team's up by 24 points in the fourth quarter. Show More Summary

Lakers News: Potential Roster Moves, Julius Randle Injury Fallout and More

The 2014-15 season hasn't started quite exactly like the Los Angeles Lakers hoped, and things may just get worse before they get better. It won’t be long before Lakers fans are uttering phrases like “there’s always next year,” but the front office has to think about the rest of this season as well. Show More Summary

Skolnick: 'Holiday'-Like Atmosphere in Cleveland for the Return of LeBron James

LeBron James made his much-anticipated return to Cleveland on Thursday night, where the Cavaliers fell to the New York Knicks in their home opener. What was the scene like for the kid from Akron in his homecoming game? Ethan Skolnick takes us inside Quicken Loans Arena and describes the experience in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Cavaliers Water Boy Caught Filling Powerade Bottle with Gatorade

As the Great Sports Drink War continues to rage unabated across this land of ours, it would appear the Powerade faction sustained a bitter defeat Thursday night. Cameras picked up incidental footage of a crushing Gatorade coup behind the New York bench during the Cleveland Cavaliers' home opener against the New York Knicks. Show More Summary

Report: Jazz, Burks agree on four-year extension

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Utah Jazz have agreed with guard Alec Burks on a four-year, $42 million extension that could be worth $45 million after incentives.

2014 AP Preseason Basketball Poll Released

The Associated Press has released its first Top 25 college basketball poll, and, predictably, the Kentucky Wildcats are the No. 1 team in the nation. Armed with another exceptional freshman class, highlighted by Karl Towns and TylerShow More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: 5 Things Wildcats Must Prove Early in 2014-15

Heading into the 2014-15 season, there aren't too many questions about Kentucky basketball. Returning a majority of the players that made the national title game and getting four McDonald's All-Americans joining them on a roster makes...Show More Summary

Alec Burks, Jazz Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction and Analysis

The Utah Jazz locked in a key part of their future Friday as they agreed to a contract extension with guard Alec Burks. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, it is a four-year deal worth $42 million. He is also reportingShow More Summary

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