The Pelicans will bring back the same team that barely made the playoffs last season, but we think they'll be much better anyway. Here's why. As the most frantic NBA free agency periods in years wraps up, only a handful of teams look largely the same as they did last season. Show More Summary
It’s been a pretty miserable summer for most New York Knicks fans. On the night of the NBA Draft, the team passed on both Justise Winslow and presumably more than a few trade offers in favor of towering Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis. Show More Summary
More than two months ago, TMZ reported that a member of Floyd Mayweather’s crew got into a fight with a woman at a Golden State Warriors playoff game. According to the website, the woman was heckling Mayweather and his entourage, then “allegedly struck” one of them with a Thunder Stick. Show More Summary
Never afraid to speak his mind, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took to his Cyberdust app recently to propose even more changes to the NBA playoffs. As reported by Sports Illustrated, Cuban proposed a scenario in which 10 teams inShow More Summary
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently said that the NBA could seriously alter the rules for playoff seeding in the upcoming, 2015-16 season. With this news, many basketball pundits are applauding Silver and the rest of the NBA decision makers. Show More Summary
Imagine, for a minute, that an NBA team pulls a Carolina Panthers and wins its division with a losing record. Now imagine that the team wins its division even though it didn’t have one of the top eight records in the conference. Under the league’s current playoff format, that terrible team would be guaranteed no […]
Not only is the NBA considering taking a top-four seed away from division winners, but NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the league may go even further by taking away the guarantee of a playoff berth. "Where we are leaning right now is that we would not guarantee a spot for a division winner in part because it's so unlikely to happen, and No. Show More Summary
NBA rumors from the league office address a new playoff structure. These rumors could affect the 2016 NBA Playoffs, and state that a division winner is not guaranteed a spot in the postseason. Breaking that down further, it means that a team could win its division, but still not make it to the NBA playoffs. Show More Summary
A division title might soon mean a banner but no assurance of a playoff spot in the NBA.
Adam Silver says the NBA is leaning toward not guaranteeing a playoff spot to a team that wins its division.
The MLB trade deadline is just about a week away as franchises prepare moves that could make or break their playoff pushes. In the past year, both the NFL and the NBA were sent in respective frenzies with flurries of blockbuster trade activity. Show More Summary
By and large, it's been a great summer for sports fans. Last month, Oakland, Calif.'s Golden State Warriors earned an NBA Playoffs title, its first in 40 years. Chicago residents lost their collective minds when the Blackhawks, much to the bewilderment of the NHL, celebrated its third Stanley Cup... Continue reading
The idea that bad teams don't belong in the postseason ignores a decade of bad NBA teams in the playoffs. Let's stop worrying and embrace change. About a week ago, Mavericks franchisee Mark Cuban told followers on his niche social media app that he proposed expanding the NBA playoffs from 16 teams to 20 at recent Board of Governors meetings. Show More Summary
The NBA's superior conference has gotten even stronger this offseason. Last year, the NBA world was robbed of what was supposed to be an intense, entertaining playoff duel in the Western Conference when injuries took out star players and rotation players alike, giving the Golden State Warriors a fairly uncontested path to the Finals. Show More Summary
Riley Curry just won the Internet... again. The precious daughter of NBA MVP Stephen Curry first rose to viral fame when she took over her dad's playoff press conference this spring. She then simulated her dad's famous chest tap prior...Show More Summary
Day 8 of the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League produced some unexpected heroes, head-turning plays and a surplus of intense competition. It was "consolation day," as all the teams who were bounced from the playoff bracket squared off against one another. Show More Summary
The last thing we need is more playoff teams. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban revealed on CyberDust a proposal he made to other owners that would extend the playoff field to 10 teams per conference, according to Dallas Morning News reporter...Show More Summary
After blowing a 3-1 lead and getting eliminated in the second round of the playoffs last season, the Los Angeles Clippers have rebuilt their supporting cast to make them contenders. The Clippers, of course, won DeAndre Jordan back, but...Show More Summary
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, as usual, did not just sit on his hands during League meetings this week in Las Vegas: he was full of ideas. Cuban posted his The post Mark Cuban Proposes Expanding NBA Playoff Field to 20 Teams appeared first on SLAMonline.
There are 30 teams in the NBA, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban floated the idea that 20 of them should make the playoffs. During the NBA's yearly ownership meeting, Mark Cuban proposed a new playoff format in which 10 teams from each conference would make the playoffs instead of eight. Show More Summary