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Indiana Pacers' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for March

The Indiana Pacers' schedule breakdown and record predictions for March are also a sneak peek into the defending Central Division champion's last-ditch stand to make the 2014-15 NBA playoffs. The Pacers were a woebegone bunch in early February. Show More Summary

Will Pistons 3.0 Have the Right Recipe to Make the 2015 NBA Playoffs?

After making a splash before the trade deadline, the Detroit Pistons hope to have enough firepower to earn one of the last two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. With Brandon Jennings out for the season after tearing his Achilles,...Show More Summary

LeBron James is on pace to face the Miami Heat in what would be the most anticipated first-round NBA playoff series ever

With about 25 games remaining in the NBA's regular season, what is just a whisper right now is going to grow into a loud roar if things keep going at their current pace. There is an excellent chance LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will face the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Show More Summary

Celtics happy to land Isaiah Thomas

Celtics happy to land Isaiah Thomas The Boston Celtics, who thanks to a weak Eastern conference are still in a position to compete for a spot in the NBA playoffs, are happy to add talented guard Isiah Thomas to their mix. Here’s ESPN Boston reporting: Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made Isaiah Thomas one of his [...]

NBA Trade Rumors: Analyzing Buzz Surrounding Goran Dragic, Joe Johnson and More

With the Thursday 3 p.m. ET trade deadline in imminent view, we're about to solidify our view of the NBA playoff and championship races. While no team is likely to drastically change its postseason (or lottery) fortune, enough difference-makers...Show More Summary

2015 NFL Mock Draft: 1st-Round Predictions for Intriguing Prospects

With apologies to March Madness, the NBA playoffs, the Stanley Cup playoffs and the start of spring training, February through April is all about the NFL draft. Between the NFL combine, college scouting and individual workouts, it is almost ridiculous how much coverage the draft gets every season. Show More Summary

Despite ninth seeding, Oklahoma City can pose threat in NBA playoffs

There is a growing sentiment around the league that the Oklahoma City Thunder would be the most feared lower-seeded team of any possible first-round playoff matchup.

The Case for Every NBA Playoff Bubble Team

Nearly two-thirds of the 2014-15 NBA season is gone, and the playoff picture in both conferences is somehow fuzzier than it was in November. Injuries, as always, have been the primary agents of chaos, turning what was a fairly stable...Show More Summary

Are Phoenix Suns Doomed to Miss NBA Playoffs Again?

If history has a tendency to repeat itself, then the Phoenix Suns are in for a rude awakening. Seeking to snap a four-year postseason draught, Phoenix has been reduced to jousting with mercurial Western Conference foes for the second...Show More Summary

5 Keys Oklahoma City Thunder Must Unlock to Make 2015 NBA Playoffs

As the All-Star break nears, the Oklahoma City Thunder find themselves on the outside looking in at the Western Conference playoff picture. With the battle for the final spot heating up, the team will have to make some key adjustments...Show More Summary

Changes to NBA playoffs could be coming, Commissioner Adam Silver says

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

If the NBA playoffs ended today, the New Orleans Pelicans (26-23) and Oklahoma City Thunder (25-24) would be the first two teams out of the Western Conference playoffs.

Good morning. Let's fix the NBA playoffs.

That and much more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Subscribe. Good morning. Adam Silver turned a lot of heads on Thursday when he declared that the NBA needs to look at sending the 16 best teams to the playoffs, not the top eight from each conference. Show More Summary

Adam Silver: 'We Need to Make a Change' to NBA Playoff Seeding System

Adam Silver looks at the disparity between the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference and sees exactly what the rest of us do: a need for change. The NBA commissioner made a cameo on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area Wednesday night while Stephen Curry was bombing atomically, during which time he answered an array of questions. Show More Summary

Adam Silver says ‘we need to look at’ possibly changing NBA playoff structure

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

With proposals such as expanding legalized gambling, NBA chief Adam Silver has already proven to be perhaps the most forward-thinking commissioner of a major U.S. sports league. On Wednesday evening, Silver showed that he’s even open to a possible change in the NBA’s playoff structure, which would come as music to the ears of many basketball fans. […]

Oklahoma City Thunder Still Working to Prove Place in the 2015 NBA Playoff Race

The Oklahoma City Thunder are learning that the road back to the postseason is tougher than they anticipated. Despite finally playing at full strength and pulling off some respectable wins, the team is still three games behind the Phoenix...Show More Summary

Indiana Pacers Pushing to Make Surprising Appearance in 2015 NBA Playoff Race

The Indiana Pacers are within striking distance of a playoff spot, which is a huge surprise given the litany of injuries they've faced so far this season. Whether or not pushing for that playoff spot is in their best long-term interests...Show More Summary

2015 NBA Playoff Hopefuls in Precarious Positions

The top seed in each NBA conference may be protected by the sustained dominance of the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors, but rising levels of uncertainty have the potential to envelop teams residing outside of that elite cocoon. Now,...Show More Summary

11 Teams Are Fighting For 5 Spots In The NBA Playoffs

We are just halfway through the NBA's regular season, but for nearly two-thirds of the league's team, their playoff hopes have already been decided and all that is left is shuffling for playoff seeding or draft lottery ping pong balls. Show More Summary

Best Potential 2015 Free-Agent Landing Spots for Nate Robinson

On the surface, veteran spark plug Nate Robinson moved from one lottery-bound team to another. But the diminutive scoring guard could still leave an imprint on the NBA playoff race. After an injury-plagued season-plus stay with the Denver...Show More Summary

How Many NBA Playoff Spots Are Still Up for Grabs?

The cream of the crop has begun rising to the top of both conferences, but a lot can change between now and April. The lower seeds aren't sleeping easily at times like these, and two of those seeds were in last season's NBA Finals. That's...Show More Summary

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