| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:16 AM
It was nearly 1 a.m. Friday morning. Pat Riley's voice was thin, his presence not nearly as commanding as when the Miami Heat president previously addressed the media a week earlier, at a far saner hour.
He had just obtained UConn guard Shabazz...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:55 PM
As a former college assistant coach and recruiter, Gar Forman lives for draft day.
The Bulls' general manager loves working his college contacts, trying to navigate the maze of misinformation to land a rotation player or — better yet —...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:32 AM
The clock could be ticking on Arron Afflalo’s tenure with the Orlando Magic.
Magic executives like what Afflalo brings to the team, and a league source told the Orlando Sentinel that Afflalo and his agent have not asked for a trade, but it may...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Could Mike James, Lou Amundsen and Ronnie Brewer be crucial to landing Carmelo Anthony?
If that sounds crazy, so once did the idea of Anthony leaving $129 million on the table to bolt the Knicks.
But just more than two weeks before the start of NBA...
| Jun 12, 2014
Buzz Williams attended a junior college. He barged his way into coaching there and earned his nickname in the process. Most telling, the top four scorers on the first of Williams' Sweet 16 teams at Marquette were junior-college transfers.
So it is no...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The NBA's all-defensive first and second teams were named on Monday. Unsurprisingly, the Lakers were shut out of the voting.
Chris Paul (Clippers), Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls), Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder) and...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The surprise wasn’t so much that Clippers guard Chris Paul was named to the NBA’s all-defensive first team on Monday.
After all, Paul did lead the NBA in steals (2.48 per game) for the fourth consecutive year and the sixth time in the last...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:16 AM
The Bears’ Kyle Long and Jermon Bushrod treated patrons at Timothy O’Toole’s in Gurnee to a couple tunes Wednesday at the bar’s karaoke night.
The teammates and Virginia natives mostly sang country songs, according to Timothy O'...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:18 PM
WASHINGTON — Throughout this season, at points where matters looked most dire, Tom Thibodeau would cite the losses of Derrick Rose and Luol Deng and talk about the Bulls' fight.
Never has that trait been more impressively on display than Friday...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:46 AM
Before heading to the Blackhawks-St. Louis Blues game Wednesday at the United Center and watching teammate Charles Tillman take part in Shoot the Puck, the Bears’ Jay Cutler had dinner with friends at Chicago Cut Steakhouse. On one side of Cutler'...
| Apr 17, 2014
Davante Gardner knows precisely what he needs to show professional basketball scouts, and it has little to do with his considerable skills.
"I hear the same thing from everybody," Gardner said. "Have a motor, run the floor every time and get my body...