| Jan 10, 2015
| 4:16 PM
Perhaps the moment when Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge truly entered the consciousness of NBA fans was in the first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets last season.
The Trail Blazers won in six games with Aldridge putting up back-to-back 40-...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Monday could be the start of something big in the NBA. Could be.
By rule, most players signed as free agents in the offseason cannot be dealt for three months or before Dec. 15, whichever comes later.
Dec. 15 comes Monday. And that will leave just...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against Golden State because of a chest contusion that forced him from Friday night's victory over Cleveland.
Pelicans Coach Monty Williams says Davis spent...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 7:56 PM
C.J. McCollum kept his journalism skills fresh earlier this month by writing about the NBA's elite guards for a website — http://www.theplayerstribune.com.
Professional basketball players have a lot of down time, particularly on the road.
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Can you give up on a team that hasn't been a team yet?
In Sunday's 93-75 loss to the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat came out like a bunch strangers.
Because they were.
The starting lineup had played exactly two minutes together prior to the opening...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Three of Division I college basketball’s undefeated teams reside in the ACC. Humans and mathematical formulas alike rank Duke, Virginia and Louisville among the nation’s top 10, and all are capable of reaching the Final Four in Indianapolis....
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:19 PM
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.
Who could have seen that coming?...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 10:58 PM
Anthony Davis extended his massive arms early in the third quarter, grabbing a lob and stuffing it through the basket.
About a minute later, Blake Griffin took a pass from Chris Paul in transition and drove for a ferocious one-handed dunk.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:07 PM
He can stuff a box score, as he does regularly but perhaps never as impressively as when he announced his ascendance with 26 points, 17 rebounds, nine blocks and three steals in the Pelicans' season-opening victory over the Magic.
He can make veterans...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Blake Griffin tied his career-high in assists (11) against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday for the third time in his career.
He's averaging a career-high 4.7 assists a game, more than the other top power forwards in the league.
New Orleans Pelicans'...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Entering Friday, Pau Gasol's 16 double-doubles tied him with the Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge and the Grizzlies' Zach Randolph, one behind league leaders John Wall of the Wizards and Nikola Vucevic of the Magic.
Gasol has led the Bulls in scoring...