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New York Knicks Should Consider Shutting Down Carmelo Anthony

Knee issues during a losing season aren't to be taken lightly. With the New York Knicks better positioned to win the NBA lottery than make the playoffs, Carmelo Anthony needs to take time off and heal his body. In the offseason, theShow More Summary

NBA schedule and results: Bulls face Wizards in East showdown

The two teams square off in a rematch of last year's playoff series. Elsewhere, the Kevin Durant-less Thunder battle Portland. Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao left the game on Tuesday after suffering a left foot/ankle injury during the third quarter against Minnesota. Show More Summary

NBA in 2015: Clippers need playoff help, Lakers need more than that

Everyone knows market size rarely matters in the NBA. The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth title last season while the Lakers and New York Knicks combined for roughly 12 million in population and zero playoff games.

NBA schedule and results: Grizzlies, Bulls and Trail Blazers, Spurs highlight Friday's slate

Highlights and results from Friday's NBA action. The first half was marvelous. It was two Western Conference powers battling back and forth, the Warriors sitting atop the division and the Thunder surging back into the playoff picture after finally getting their stars back from injury. Show More Summary

OKC Thunder Must Embrace Russell Westbrook as Lead Guy This Year

Once entered as contestants in the NBA's regression sweepstakes, the Oklahoma City Thunder have suddenly jolted back to life as likely Western Conference playoff contenders. And that's because Russell Westbrook has channeled his previously...Show More Summary

Can Charlotte Hornets Save Season in Time to Still Make NBA Playoffs?

The recurring theme for the Charlotte Hornets in 2014-15 has been 'one step forward, two steps back'. Case in point: Charlotte won a thriller against the New York Knicks on Dec. 5, followed by another win over the Boston Celtics, a small streak that ended a 10-game losing skid. Show More Summary

Can Dallas Mavericks Snag Top-4 Seed in Western Conference?

The Dallas Mavericks earned the title of the most dangerous eighth seed in the 2014 NBA playoffs by pushing the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs to seven games. This year, the expectations are higher, but the Mavs have so far failed...Show More Summary

The 10 Biggest Storylines Dominating the NBA at the Quarter-Season Mark

Quarter-season NBA marks are big. Now is the time things start falling into place. The Western Conference playoff picture begins to take shape, while the Eastern Conference playoff picture continues hurting your eyes. Superstars are fading or rising. Show More Summary

Oklahoma City Thunder Could Wind Up as NBA's Most Dangerous No. 8 Playoff Seed

Finally healthy, the Oklahoma City Thunder could end being one of the toughest No. 8 seeds in recent memory. With Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant back in the fold, the Thunder are finally starting to gain momentum. The team has won three straight games and five of its last six. Show More Summary

5 Goals for New York Knicks Season That Won't Involve NBA Playoffs

Despite preseason aspirations of clinching a playoff berth this coming April, the New York Knicks seem destined for the draft lottery instead—which isn't necessarily a bad thing. This is a franchise that has been in need of a full rebuild...Show More Summary

The 10 Biggest Surprises We've Seen in the NBA So Far This Season

Three things are certainties in life: death, taxes and major NBA surprises. Last year, a Phoenix Suns team widely projected for a sub-20-win season stunned the league by ripping off 48 victories and missing the playoffs by just a hair. Show More Summary

Hornets still aim to make playoffs

Despite their very disappointing start, it’s far too early for the Charlotte Hornets to give up on making the playoffs. Here’s the Charlotte Observer reporting: In seven of the the past 10 NBA seasons, the eighth and final seed in the East finished the regular season with a losing record. On average in that span, 39 victories got [...]

Portland Trail Blazers Players Making Strongest Case for More Minutes

The Portland Trail Blazers are off to an impressive 14-4 start to begin the 2014-15 NBA season. Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge once again look like All-Stars, but as we've seen, it's a well-rounded cast that leads to playoff success. When it comes to players on this roster who deserve more minutes, starters are disqualified from consideration. Show More Summary

NBA schedule and results: Wizards, Heat meet in potential Eastern Conference playoff preview

John Wall, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards host the Heat in the marquee game on Monday night's slate. Monday night will be a slow one in the NBA. There are only four games on the schedule, and none of them stand out. Of course,...Show More Summary

NBA schedule: Wizards and Heat face off in Washington

A potential Eastern Conference playoff preview in DC, plus a look at the rest of Monday night's NBA schedule. Monday night will be a slow one in the NBA. There are only four games on the schedule, and none of them stand out. Of course,...Show More Summary

Explaining the Charlotte Hornets' terrible start

After making the playoffs in 2014 and an offseason of free agent moves, Charlotte was expected to have a big season. Instead, they've been one of the worst teams in the NBA. It seemed like the Hornets had reached rock bottom. Losers of eight straight after an offseason full of hope and promise, things couldn't get much worse. Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Adding Earl Clark Would Be Smart for Depleted LA

Injuries and an overall lack of depth have turned the Los Angeles Lakers into one of the NBA's worst teams, and while the playoffs already appear to be a long shot, the addition of Earl Clark would help bring some more consistency to...Show More Summary

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Speculation Surrounding Cavaliers and More

The NBA rumor mill is such an intriguing topic for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it involves almost every team in the league. After all, if we are talking playoff scenarios, it only involves those that are serious title contenders. Show More Summary

How Much Will Pelicans' Playoff Fate Affect Anthony Davis' MVP Bid?

If the NBA season ended right now, Anthony Davis would be your 2014-15 MVP in a landslide. The third-year phenom is dominating every facet of the game for the New Orleans Pelicans. He’s averaging 26.3 points (second-most in the league), 11.4 rebounds (sixth), 3.5 blocks (first) and 2.2 steals (third). But the 82-game marathon is far from over. Show More Summary

NBA schedule: Mavericks and Rockets face off in battle of offense vs. defense

The NBA has a nine-game slate on Saturday that promises some great match ups between playoff teams, headlined by Rockets-Mavericks and Cavaliers-Raptors. There are a few good games going on this Saturday night but two stand out. TheShow More Summary

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