There are eight bad teams in the Western Conference... and one of them is going to make the playoffs. We suss them out. There are seven good teams in the Western Conference that range from the extremely good Warriors and Spurs to the pretty good Grizzlies and Thunder. Show More Summary
In every sport, you have one or two teams that everyone loves to see lose, mainly because of the annoying fan base. In the NBA, you have the Lakers, currently the Warriors, or whichever team LeBron James plays on. In Baseball, it’s the Yankees. In Football, it is definitely the Dallas Cowboys. After getting eliminated […]
The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title in 108 years last fall, and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended their city’s 52-year championship drought by winning the NBA title last June. Could the Atlanta Falcons, who have never won a Super Bowl in their 51-year history, end more than five decades...
Memphis knocked off the Rockets after trailing by 15, a week after overcoming a 24-point deficit vs. Golden State. “We need to stop lying to ourselves. We’re not playing hard,” said a frustrated David Fizdale at the halftime of the Grizzlies-Rockets...Show More Summary
Life isn't easy when you're a 20-year-old NBA rookie. Especially one who was drafted by a competitive playoff team with high expectations and little margin for error, like Boston Celtics newbie Jaylen Brown. Even though he's appeared...Show More Summary
The Utah Jazz have been out on the fringes of the NBA for most of the decade. They haven’t made the playoffs since the lockout-shortened season of 2011-12 and the last time Utah had an all-star was Deron Williams in 2011. However, both short droughts are probably going to end this season, as the 24-16 Jazz are just… Read more...
Plus, a look at the playoff picture right now, because it's never too early.
Good morning. We have that and more in Monday’s NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let’s basketball. RUDY SEES ALL: Paul Flannery’s Sunday Shootaround this week lasered in Rudy Gobert, who is fully a star now... on both ends. His Jazz are on pace for 50 wins and the playoffs despite injuries because Gobert has been making a huge difference in the middle. Show More Summary
The Sixers have won three of their last four games, and have the third-worst record in the NBA. The post Joel Embiid: Sixers ‘Have a Chance’ to Make the Playoffs appeared first on SLAMonline.
At 22-16, the Oklahoma City Thunder are seventh in the Western Conference and six games in the clear for the playoffs. With a real chance to compete for first-round home-court advantage, it's only reasonable to explore the trade market. The...Show More Summary
Only a mere five games separate the 10th place New York Knicks from the 3rd place Boston Celtics in the slippery Eastern Conference as of January 7. Yet, if the Knicks want to sink their claws into a playoff berth, they may need to trade...Show More Summary
The "Greek Freak'' has officially arrived after making his first buzzer-beater. Now he plans on lifting the Bucks into the playoffs with his special talents.
Sure, he’s a free agent, but teams should be lining up to take a swing. Reports suggest the Hawks are listening to offers for three-time All-Star Paul Millsap, who will become a free agent at season’s end. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller...Show More Summary
Don't look now, but Buddy Hield has risen to No. 3 on our list
The young Los Angeles Lakers can be fun to watch and should only improve with time. But clawing their way back into playoff contention this season will be a tall order unless they upgrade the roster through a midseason trade. At issue...Show More Summary
Giannis Antetokounmpo has long been a nuisance as far as the Chicago Bulls are concerned. A year-and-a-half ago, he was ejected from the Milwaukee Bucks' Game 6 blowout playoff loss for tackling Mike Dunleavy into the courtside seats. Since...Show More Summary
Teams like the Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings need to use the NBA trade deadline to make a strong playoff push.
The Warriors are still the most balanced team in the league, whereas Cleveland is picking its spots until the playoffs. Imagine the perfect NBA team. They would have the No. 1 offense in the league and the No. 1 defense in the league. Our...Show More Summary
Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace joins Sam Amick to discuss his unorthodox rise to NBA executive. They talk about how the Grizzlies have dealt with injuries and have still made the playoffs in each of the past six seasons.
Are the Celtics ready for the big time? Plus, who's in position for the playoffs?