Can the 18-year-old named after Penny Hardaway become a surprise upside play for a playoff team in 2018? As NBA front offices try to answer that question, we'll learn a lot about the future of the draft with the one-and-done rule in question.
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder are struggling. And, is it time to believe in the New Orleans Pelicans? The NBA season is a month old, but it’s never too early to look ahead to the playoff picture. Our inaugural NBA playoff projections...Show More Summary
We have that and more in Monday’s NBA newsletter. Lonzo Ball had another triple-double on Sunday (11-16-11) in a Lakers win over the playoff contender Nuggets. The box score line allowed Lonzo to tie LeBron with his second triple-double by age 20 years, 23 days. Show More Summary
Aside from the Warriors prediction, expect the Rockets to struggle upon Chris Paul's return.
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Confidence is a necessary NBA asset, especially for aspiring contenders hoping to knock off the mainstay powerhouses. Fresh off their first division title since 1979 and a playoff run to Game 7 of the second round, the Washington Wizards carry confidence in spades. Show More Summary
Sportswriters of the month: Lee Jenkins and Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated might not have the cultural capital it once did, but it still employs many of the best writers around. In October, two of the best sports reporters in America flexed their muscles in ways only they can. Show More Summary
The Pelicans' fortunes could have a long-lasting impact on the competitive balance of the NBA.
The second-longest playoff streak in the NBA belongs to the Memphis Grizzlies For seven years straight they have made the postseason. Memphis created their style of play, known as “Grit and Grind.” That era was supposed to come to an end this season with the departures of Zach Randolph, Tony Allen and Vince Carter. Show More Summary
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For six years, the Clippers stood among the best of the NBA, a team listed in the company of the championship contenders despite their constant playoff failures. They are no longer seen in the same light. As the Clippers prepare to launch their 2017-18 season, they now are regarded as a team at...
With the 2017-18 NBA season starting on Tuesday site, fans and writers across the world are sharing their predictions of who will win the NBA title, who will make the playoffs, and which players will win a variety of awards this season. Show More Summary
As usual, basketball season makes a stealthy premiere tonight among the baseball playoffs and NFL mid-season action. However, Nike’s plotted a little something to grab our attention, and it features none other than LeBron James. The spot is pretty high-concept, featuring a lot of stock footage, nature and animal documentary videos, and an ominous narrator. […]
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There’s a lot more to enjoy about this league. The Golden State Warriors are overwhelming favorites to win the 2018 NBA championship. The Warriors almost swept through the playoffs last year, and they arguably improved in the offseason. Show More Summary