Former No. 2 overall pick Michael Beasley is confident in his new team.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are still considered the team to beat in the Eastern Conference, but it remains questionable if their current roster is enough to dethrone the Golden State Warriors. The latest NBA trade rumors suggest that the...Show More Summary
If you’ve closely followed this offseason’s Kyrie Irving saga — which wound up with him moving from Cleveland to Boston and shaking up the NBA’s Eastern Conference and inspiring millions of keystrokes — Irving’s philosophical, didactic and occasionally contentious appearance on ESPN’s “First Take” Monday morning may have been subtly revealing. If you haven’t closely followed […]
Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell are expected to be the Brooklyn Nets’ backcourt starters in the 2017-18 NBA season as they aim to become a playoff contender in the Eastern Conference. However, if the two guards don’t mesh well, the Nets...Show More Summary
Rebuilding and the Chicago Bulls have very little in common. Over the past decade, the Chicago Bulls have missed the postseason just once. The Bulls have been to the Eastern Conference Finals once, along with advancing to the second round on a few occasions. Show More Summary
It’s Wine vs. Gold when the Cleveland Cavaliers take the court for their annual intra-squad scrimmage, a fun-filled family event to give fans a first live look at the 2016-17 NBA Eastern Conference Champions as they prepare for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The 2017 Wine & Gold Scrimmage will take place on Monday, October 2nd [...]
The Cavaliers are the only team that can reasonably say not making the NBA Finals is a failure
The Cavaliers and Celtics completed a trade Wednesday that swaps two of the Eastern Conference’s biggest stars. As first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Boston agreed to add a 2020 second-round pick to an already agreed-upon package that sends point guard Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland in exchange for point guard Kyrie Irving. The Cavaliers, who […]
Isaiah Thomas acknowledged Tuesday that he is not in perfect health at the moment, as he recovers from a hip injury that forced him out of last season’s Eastern Conference finals. However, the high-scoring guard, who is awkwardly caught between the Cavaliers and Celtics as they stare each other down over trade terms, insisted that […]
In July, we ranked the West. Now that Kyrie Irving has been traded, we can rank the Eastern Conference teams for 2017-2018. (...)
What the Celtics and Cavs look like after the Eastern Conference powers swap point men
After reportedly flirting about a trade for weeks, the two top teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference have finally decided to dance. It’s a big dance. As first reported by the Vertical’s Shams Charania (and confirmed by the Celtics) the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to send disgruntled superstar Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. Show More Summary
In a trade that shakes up the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers dealt point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday for a package including point guard Isaiah Thomas and a 2018 first-round draft pick. Irving had requested a trade last month, and with LeBron James also possibly leaving the team next year, […]
This is an enormous trade... and it makes sense on both sides. Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas, two of the top three point guards in the Eastern Conference, are changing teams. In a stunning blockbuster deal, the Cleveland Cavaliers and...Show More Summary
A Christmas Day home game, an international affair against a division rival and a slate of early season matchups against Eastern Conference competitors highlight the Boston Celtics 2017-18 regular season schedule, as announced today by the NBA. The Celtics – whose 53-29 record topped the Eastern Conference a year ago – will make 25 total National [...]
The Cleveland Cavaliers will open the 2017-18 campaign on Tuesday, October 17 at Quicken Loans Arena against the Boston Celtics in a nationally televised game between last year’s Eastern Conference Finals opponents at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT. This will mark the eighth time in nine years the Cavs will tip off the season at [...]
With the victory, Chicago extended its winning streak at home to nine matches, the all-time second best in MLS, to remain second in the Eastern Conference standings, just three points off the pace.
The Pistons have a chance to make noise in the depleted Eastern Conference.
In the world of sports, not everybody on a team is going to like each other, or hang out after the game, or even communicate at all after the season has concluded, but they somehow work well together when it’s game-time. An anonymous elite Eastern Conference point guard made it real clear that he doesn’t like […]
Despite all the apparent discontent in Cleveland, the Cavaliers remain the favorite in the Eastern Conference.