| Jan 28, 2015
| 4:59 PM
Hassan Whiteside knew his never-ending journey had ended last Nov. 23 upon answering his cell phone while making a sandwich in Iowa. He didn't hear his agent's voice on the other end, as expected from the number.
Will Smith instead was singing "Miami."...
| Jun 29, 2013
Erick Green was not a prototype point guard at Virginia Tech. Surrounded by young, marginal talent, he had to create offense first for himself and then others.
But at 6-foot-3, Green is small by NBA shooting guard specs, which prompted questions about...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 2:02 PM
As the NBA moves to the midpoint of its schedule, there is a tangible desperation from teams expected to be in better places by now.
Tuesday's Miami Heat game against the Oklahoma City Thunder will feature two of those teams. Former Heat forward...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:02 PM
He didn't know if it would be boys or girls, grammar school, high school or college.
But even before he had any, Kenny Battle says he was sure that he would one day be coaching kids.
When he was a basketball player in high school at West Aurora, in...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Phil Jackson has assured New York that he has a plan to save the Knicks.
"#knicknation Merry Christmas to all and Peace on earth," Jackson tweeted on Christmas Eve. "Please be assured your hopes and wishes are getting through to Santa. He will bring...
| 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 18, 2014
| 3:49 PM
The Magic are reaching a juncture where they either write off the season again or they make things around here a tad intriguing.
Now comes a stretch that will determine whether they revert to irrelevancy or discover just how low the playoff bar is set...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 6:47 AM
On the one hand, Carlos Boozer was synonymous with poor defense, constant chirping and sprayed-on hair.
On the other hand, he helped the Bulls win an average of 51.3 games per season. And, hey, it's Christmas.
So how will Bulls fans react to Boozer...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 7:31 AM
First, the reality: NBA teams don't tank. At least not when it comes to the perception of playing to lose. Coaches coach to win; players play to win. Always. Example A was the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
| Jan 4, 2015
| 7:45 PM
They will be on edge like this the rest of the way, with no guarantee they'll even make the playoffs, much less make it out of the first round. The Heat can still be a great drama this January. Just a different one.
Late Sunday evening, after escaping...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 11:20 PM
The Clippers' season has really been three mini-seasons, zigging one way and zagging another and back again as they try to sort out who they are and what they can become.
Their disjointed play at the start of the season was reflected in a 5-4 record....