| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Jeremy Lin invoked a biblical verse this week when the Houston Rockets unveiled massive banners showing free agent target Carmelo Anthony wearing Lin's No. 7 outside the Toyota Center.
Lin was technically still a Rocket, though he presumably would be...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:10 PM
The Lakers have long odds to win the 2014-15 NBA title, according to gambling site Bovada.
The team has no coach, an aging star in Kobe Bryant and few players under contract -- all contributing to 40-1 odds from Bovada.
The Lakers are tied with the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Kansas center Joel Embiid will have surgery Friday after suffering a stress fracture in his right foot.
Embiid was projected to be a top-three NBA draft pick, if not first overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The freshman 7-foot center also sat out the...
| Jun 22, 2014
No one in Columbia, Mo., could have been surprised by Quinton Chievous' basketball gifts. He was built for the game, and his father is hoops royalty there, the University of Missouri's career scoring leader and a former first-round NBA draft choice.
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:10 PM
The NBA draft is Thursday at 7 p.m. (ESPN) at the Barclays Center in New York.
Mock drafts have Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins, Duke forward Jabari Parker and Australian guard Dante Exum as locks to be picked in the top 5. However, Kentucky forward...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 11:22 AM
All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony will exercise the opt-out clause in his New York Knicks contract and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, a league source confirmed Sunday.
Multiple outlets also reported the expected development.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:23 AM
In a move that was widely expected, Carmelo Anthony has informed the New York Knicks that he will opt out of the final year of his contract so that he can be wooed in free agency, according to multiple reports.
The frontrunners for the high-scoring...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Four years after LeBron James sat in a director's chair across from Jim Gray and picked the Miami Heat as a nation held its breath/stuck a finger down its throat, get ready for "The Decision: 2014!"
James presumably won't announce his intended...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Kendrick Perry is a long shot to hear his name called in Thursday night's NBA Draft. Only 60 players are picked, and DraftExpress has the former Edgewater and Youngstown State standout ranked outside its top 100.
But beating the odds would be nothing...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:29 PM
The Houston Rockets plan to trade center Omer Asik and send $1.5 million to the New Orleans Pelicans for a future first-round pick, according to multiple reports Wednesday night.
The draft pick the Rockets receive in the deal could be a late lottery...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:47 PM
Former Virginia forward Akil Mitchell signed a free-agent deal with the Houston Rockets and said he will play for them in a summer league.
Mitchell's defense and rebounding were crucial in the Cavaliers' drive to the ACC regular-season and...