Last year, the New Orleans Pelicans pumped out 45 wins and earned a playoff berth despite substandard coaching (Monty Williams lost the job this summer; Alvin Gentry took it over), a whole mess of injuries to key rotation players and...Show More Summary
Thabo Sefolosha, the Atlanta Hawks player whose leg was broken in an incident involving New York City police outside a nightclub during the playoffs, has been acquitted of all charges. He had rejected a no-jail, no-criminal record deal because he wanted to show in the trial that police roughed him up and broke his leg for no reason. Show More Summary
The NBA preseason at times can be really mediocre and awful you just want to bang your head against a wall quiet. Until you get Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook back together again that is. Then well, you know the rest. On Friday night's preseason match against Istanbul Fenerbahce (an exhibition match), both players looked to be in serious Finals mode. In October. Yikes.
After rubbing elbows with the NBA's elite, the Washington Wizards still find themselves on the outside looking in. Back-to-back playoff runs have yielded consecutive second-round exits, though their most recent venture displayed an approach...Show More Summary
After a bad playoff flame-out, Toronto tried to get smaller and tougher. We're not sure it worked. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are discussing every single NBA team in this Flanns and Zillz marathon leading up to the 2015-16 season. Click here for past editions. ZILLER: Let's tackle the elephant in the room up front. Show More Summary
After a disappointing, drama-ridden down year, Phoenix is rebooted and ready to challenge for a playoff spot. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are discussing every single NBA team in this Flanns and Zillz marathon leading up to the 2015-16 season. Show More Summary
The Dallas Mavericks visit the Houston Rockets Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET in a preseason battle between two first-round playoff opponents from last spring. Both squads lost their opening preseason contests Tuesday night, the Mavericks...Show More Summary
After dancing with disaster time and again, the Los Angeles Clippers are looking to make that all-important leap from good to great. Their last two campaigns ended in heartbreak and disappointment. During the 2014 playoffs, Chris Paul...Show More Summary
Odds to win the 2015-2016 NBA Championship: 150:1 2014-2015 Record: 38-44 (No Playoffs). (...)
T.I. remembers when the Atlanta Hawks couldn't get over the hump. During the Eighties, no matter how hard Dominique Wilkins dunked, the birds could never advance beyond the second round of the NBA Playoffs – when they weren't getting bounced in the first round, that is – losing to the Larry...
Two Southwest Division titans begin their preseason schedules Tuesday night, as the Houston Rockets visit the Memphis Grizzlies at 8 p.m. ET. Both teams kept their strong cores together during the offseason and should be playoff locks,...Show More Summary
Here’s the News Herald reporting on a key member of the Cleveland Cavaliers frontcourt that you probably forgot about aside from his slick mustache and funky outfits he wore on the sideline during the 2015 NBA playoffs: Anderson Varejao played more than 16 minutes in the Wine and Gold scrimmage on Oct. 6 and was relaxed and content [...]
Back during the NBA Playoffs, Riley Curry, daughter of Stephen Curry - MVP point guard of the Golden State Warriors - became everyone's spirit animal. The spunky toddler captured the hearts of America by adorably interrupting her dad's...Show More Summary
Anthony Davis led the Pelicans to the playoffs for the first time last season. Their encore performance should be even better. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are discussing every single NBA team in this Flanns and Zillz marathon leading up to the 2015-16 season. Show More Summary
On their way to the 2015 NBA Finals, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors dismissed the Houston Rockets in five games. Ty Lawson was watching the Western Conference Finals The post Ty Lawson: Stephen Curry ‘Was Just Chillin’ on Defense’ During Playoffs appeared first on SLAMonline.
"Why is Richard Dawkins such a jerk? asks Matthew Francis.Some recent laboratory experiments help shed light upon this. Researchers at Microsoft first looked at professional pundits' predictions for the NBA playoffs - which are best-of-seven matches - conditional upon seeing...
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) and teammate Joachim Noah head to the sideline during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Another day gone, another day that Chicago Bulls point guard [...]
Charlotte had playoff aspirations last season and fell short. Now, they're trying to save face, but how much upside does this team really have? Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are discussing every single NBA team in this Flanns and Zillz marathon leading up to the 2015-16 season. Show More Summary
Will this be Kobe Bryant's final season in the NBA, or just with the Lakers? Can the Lakers rebound from last season's miserable record and become a playoff contender again? And exactly what will Metta World Peace say? Those are some of the questions that might, or might not, get answered at Lakers...
"I can't control myself, 'cause I'm watching NBATV, and I'm watching the 2000 Western Conference Finals." LeBron James recently told Bleacher Report on Uninterrupted. "The lineups on the floor right now...there are so many great players in this game. Show More Summary