| Feb 17, 2015
| 10:43 AM
The answer to where the Miami Heat are headed could come as early as Saturday, with the Heat resuming their schedule with a back-to-back set that opens Friday at Madison Square Garden against New York Knicks and continues with a Saturday home game against...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:20 PM
The Magic are back to a place they didn't really want to be: the lottery race.
They are in the thick of it again after a free-fall. Now looms an intriguing dilemma I shouldn't bring up after so much losing cost Jacque Vaughn his job and fans so much...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 10:54 AM
By Thursday at 3 p.m. we not only will have a better read on what Pat Riley thinks about the Miami Heat's roster, but also how the rest of the league's executives view those players.
That's when the NBA will reach its trading deadline amid this extended...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Even before Dwyane Wade's left hamstring balked and then his right gave way, before the starting point guard emerged as the team's best backup shooting guard, before Shannon Brown arrived, started and then departed, the question loomed:
How could the...
| 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.
| Feb 7, 2015
| 8:38 AM
Based on appearance, you'd never confuse Chris Bosh for Kevin Love.
And yet, when Bosh sneaks the occasional peek at Love he sees a reflection of himself at another time.
That's what makes this coming week so intriguing for Bosh.
Wednesday night at...
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:04 PM
Aaron Gordon doesn't consider himself a consolation prize, even if Magic fans and the rest of the basketball world might.
It's not fair to Aaron, of course, that he's considered as the fourth horse in a three-horse race.
The Magic wound up with Gordon...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
By the end, the patience had run thin, razor thin.
The patience with a teammate who wasn't there for 28 games during the regular season.
The patience with a center who at times came up small.
The patience for a coach who ran the same defensive...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:02 AM
As Omer Asik moves closer to wisely taking all that money the Houston Rockets are stupidly offering, the Bulls reportedly are interested in Darko Milicic, who played for the Timberwolves last season.
No, wait, it was more like Milicic sat for the...
| Feb 3, 2015
When/Where: 8 p.m., Target Center, Minneapolis....