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Ranking the 10 Most-Coveted Players on the 2015 NBA Trade Block

The 2014-15 season has already contained a flurry of NBA trades, with notable players like Rajon Rondo, Iman Shumpert, Timofey Mozgov, Jeff Green and J.R. Smith changing locations well in advance of the mid-February deadline. But we're not done yet. Before Feb. Show More Summary

Does LeBron James Belong in the MVP Conversation?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are rolling along since the return of LeBron James and the acquisitions of J.R. Smith, Timofey Mozgov and Iman Shumpert, winning six in a row. Overlooked for most of the year, is it time to reinsert LeBron into the MVP debate? Howard Beck joins Stephen Nelson to break down King James' impact in the video above. Read more NBA news on

Frank Isola's 2015 New York Knicks Free-Agent Dream Team

Due to the recent trade in which the New York Knicks shipped out J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, there has been a sudden influx of cap space for next season and beyond, which now alters what the Knicks are able to offer free agents inShow More Summary

6 NBA Teams Under the Most Pressure to Swing a Trade Before the 2015 Deadline

All hell broke loose on the NBA trade front once the calendar flipped to 2015, setting the stage for a potentially wild trade deadline. The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired swingmen J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert along with center TimofeyShow More Summary

Breaking Down the Ideal New-Look Rotation for Cleveland Cavaliers

Following a pair of trades and the return of an injured superstar, the Cleveland Cavaliers must shuffle their rotation once again. LeBron James has returned after eight games. Dion Waiters is gone, with J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert looking to fill his minutes. Show More Summary

New York Knicks Power Rankings: Rating Every Player Near Season's Halfway Point

Nearing the halfway point of the 2014-15 NBA season, the New York Knicks are in full-on tanking mode. If the Knicks' terrible record wasn't enough to convince everyone of that, trading away Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith as a salary dump confirms it. Show More Summary

Are the Cleveland Cavaliers Already Showing Signs of Panic?

The Cleveland Cavaliers made two moves this month that resulted in acquiring guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from New York and center Timofey Mozgov from Denver. The Cleveland front office has been aggressive in filling team needs...Show More Summary

Cleveland Cavs Power Rankings: Rating Every Player Near Season's Halfway Point

The Cleveland Cavaliers are once again getting a makeover, just months after undergoing their initial roster overhaul. Gone are Dion Waiters, Lou Amundson and Alex Kirk. Enter Iman Shumpert, Timofey Mozgov and J.R. Smith. General manager...Show More Summary

Knicks Hit Rock Bottom, Get 3 Games Pulled From ESPN

The New York Knicks made franchise history Wednesday night by dropping their 13th game in a row in a 101-91 loss to the Washington Wizards. The Knicks have the worst record in the league at 5-33. They traded Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith...Show More Summary

Skolnick: Why Recent Moves Don't Bring LeBron's Cavs Any Closer to NBA Title

The Cleveland Cavaliers are out of moves to make after trading two first-round picks to the Denver Nuggets for Timofey Mozgov. The Cavs used most of their trade assets to acquire J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Mozgov, so this will be the team going forward. Show More Summary

JR Smith Gives A Fantastic Quote About His Basketball Philosophy Before Cavs Debut

The Cleveland Cavaliers made two big trades this week, first acquiring Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith from the Knicks, then getting center Timofey Mozgov from the Denver Nuggets. Smith was the first of the bunch to make his debut with the Cavs on Wednesday night. Show More Summary

Where do the Knicks go from here?

We go deep with the New York Times' Scott Cacciola in the long-awaited season debut of the Drive & KIck podcast. After trading Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks have officially bottomed out....Show More Summary

Do Midseason NBA Trades Ever Work for Championship Contenders?

Any doubt about the Cleveland Cavaliers' lofty short-term aims disappeared with the flurry of midseason trades that brought in Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports first reported both deals,...Show More Summary

Re-Living J.R. Smith's Best and Worst Moments with New York Knicks

J.R. Smith’s time with the New York Knicks had a little bit of everything: winning, losing, excitement, disappointment, genuine jubilation and near-constant headache. Along with Iman Shumpert, the 29-year-old shooting guard was sent to the Cleveland Cavaliers in what was a cap-freeing salary dump by Knicks president Phil Jackson on Monday, Jan. Show More Summary

Best Potential Trade Packages, Scenarios and Landing Spots for Jose Calderon

Don't think that Phil Jackson is done wheeling and dealing for his New York Knicks. Parting ways with Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith, then subsequently waiving Samuel Dalembert, was only the beginning of a plan that involves opening up as much cap space as possible for the upcoming offseason. Show More Summary

Timofey Mozgov to Cavaliers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Cleveland Cavaliers seem to be pulling out all the stops to keep their 2014-15 NBA season from careening off the tracks. After a recent blockbuster trade to land J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert and bolster the perimeter rotation, Cleveland...Show More Summary

Can Iman Shumpert Be Part of Cleveland Cavaliers' Long-Term Future?

In desperate need of some perimeter defense, GM David Griffin landed one of the better young, athletic defensive wings in the league with Iman Shumpert. While former New York Knick guard J.R. Smith may be the most-recognized name inShow More Summary

Knicks' Carmelo Anthony says he's 'not shutting it down yet'

Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks are moving on without J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert.

Ranking the Most Undervalued Targets on the 2015 NBA Trade Market

The NBA trade winds are already blowing, as evidenced by the unforeseen gust that transported Dion Waiters to the Oklahoma City Thunder and sent J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 5. All three of the principals...Show More Summary

New York Knicks' Tanking Blueprint to Get Franchise Back on Track

J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert are gone. The losing may now begin. Or rather, continue. Shipping out Smith and Shumpert for fodder and cap space—a move first reported by Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski —has put the New York Knicks all in on this season's tank-fest. Show More Summary

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