More than a quarter of the way into the 2016-17 NBA season, it's becoming easier to tell which teams are title contenders, which are headed for the playoffs and which should think about rebuilding. Among those who who aren't winning in the way they hoped are the 4-17 Dallas Mavericks and 8-13 Sacramento Kings. Show More Summary
Noted limb-flailing enthusiast Draymond Green “accidentally” kicked so many guys in the junk during the 2016 NBA Playoffs that the NBA had to give referees special instructions to crack down on nutshots for the 2016-17 season. Unfortunately, as far as Green in concerned, the new rules don’t seem to have had any effect. Last week […]
Washington’s tumble from a playoff team to a middle-of-the-pack lottery squad is bizarre, and it’s definitely not Wall’s fault. What more can John Wall do? His career-high 52 points wasn’t enough to prevent the Wizards from losing 124-116...Show More Summary
There's no real pressure during the NBA regular season, right? Certainly not before Christmas Day, with the playoffs still four months away. Try telling that to the teams whose 2016-17 campaigns (and more) already hang in the balance...Show More Summary
ESPN is working on a “30 for 30? documentary about Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari, to be released April 13, between the end of the college basketball season and the start of the NBA Playoffs, according to SI.com’s Richard Deitsch. Show More Summary
Less than a week had gone by since the Golden State Warriors lost Game 7 of the Finals and head coach Steve Kerr was going all-in on police shootings and the need for sensible gun control. After talking at length about the playoffs,Show More Summary
After last years playoffs, where Golden State Warriors F Draymond Green had way too many incidents regarding him kicking people on just throwing his leg up after contact, all eyes are on him each time he does it this season. It happened yet again when he kicked Houston Rockets star James harden square in the face […]
Raptors could be ready to give Cleveland a run for their money come playoff time. The Toronto Raptors are a really good NBA team. Because of a god-like (read: GOAT-like) small forward in Cleveland, the Raptors likely won’t make it past the Eastern Conference Finals. Show More Summary
If recent history is any indication, we need just one month to set up the NBA’s playoff races. Casual basketball fans often claim that there’s little reason to watch the NBA before Christmas, or even before the NFL season ends. ThisShow More Summary
The NBA's long-ridiculed franchise is off to a league-best 13-2 start. They've got three things working in their favor when it comes extending this success into the playoffs...
Can the New Orleans Pelicans finally take advantage of having one of the NBA's best players and make a playoff run?
The Portland Trail Blazers were the unquestioned surprise of the 2015-16 NBA season. Prognosticators had them missing the playoffs in the wake of LaMarcus Aldridge ditching Cascadia for Texas, and ESPN’s season preview said they were “rebuilding.” Terry Stotts had a roster full of untested and misunderstood players… Read more...
October is arguably the best month on the sports calendar, with the MLB Playoffs, the NFL, college football and the buildup to the NBA, NHL and college hoops. And that was great news for ESPN.com and other ESPN digital media properties,...Show More Summary
Yes, we know Los Angeles still hasn’t had playoff success. There’s still every reason other than that to believe in them. The Los Angeles Clippers paradox has begun again, and now the NBA season really is back. The Clippers are annihilating...Show More Summary
College basketball and the 2017 NBA draft are both set to benefit from an injection of exciting freshman talent. Missing the playoffs this year won't be so terrible for franchises that have kept the rights to their first-round picks. Point guard-needy lottery teams should be able to fill their biggest holes with special players. Show More Summary
Cleveland Cavaliers backup center Chris Andersen has appeared in 685 regular-season games, 73 playoff games and has an NBA championship to his name. Not too shabby of a career for an undrafted player (who was also the 1st-ever pick in the NBA Development League).
CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers are reigning NBA champions. They have started the season 4-0. They have arguably two of the top-10 players in the NBA. They are as safe a team to mark down for a long playoff run as you’ll find inShow More Summary
The NBA announced Tuesday the league will hold a year-end awards show on TNT on June 26. In the past, the NBA handed out individual honors on separate days throughout the playoffs, so the awards show will streamline the process. In the...Show More Summary
Minnesota coach joins the NBA A to Z podcast to talk about his new team
The Clippers don’t view their season opener Thursday night in Portland against the Trail Blazers as a revenge game. Rather, they see it as the first step toward their ultimate goal of winning the franchise’s first NBA championship. Portland is where the Clippers’ season ended last spring in yet...