| 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...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 3:04 PM
The drama came Tuesday and Wednesday, when the playoffs races were decided. The sizzle was reserved for Saturday and Sunday, with the start of the NBA postseason.
But what was deliberated Thursday and Friday at the NBA's Board of Governors meeting could...
| 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 21, 2014
Tommy Amaker is more dreamer than pragmatist. Always has been.
He believed that Mike Krzyzewski, with little more than Chicago toughness, a West Point education and Bob Knight's endorsement, could coach Duke basketball back to national prominence....
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:00 PM
Sure looks strange for the Magic to hold tryouts with the NBA season already in progress.
Jacque Vaughn, though, gives you the feeling he'll play anyone who knows what to do when the other team has the ball. Mainly, not faint.
Lately, Vaughn has tried...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 1:41 PM
Considering hyperbole has left the building when it comes to this season's Miami Heat, we're not going to go quite this far.
Others, however, might:
The Heat's two best prospects at point guard currently are playing for their NBA Development League...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:07 PM
Just five games. That's probably the difference between Jacque Vaughn keeping his job as Magic coach and being the foreman fired on this construction project.
If Vaughn has just five more wins, bringing his total to 20, I don't think we're having a...
| 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.
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:41 PM
In a Lakers season measured mostly by the number of tedious losses, while players sulked over losing their starting jobs and Kobe Bryant reamed out teammates for being softer than the cushiest of toilet tissue, one ray of sunshine has pierced the gloom....
| Jan 25, 2015
| 6:50 AM
Three years later, the Orlando Magic are still living through their Dwightmare that is quickly developing into an even more sub-STAN-tial PR problem.
Magic fans want to know: Why is their team is playing such a sub-STAN-dard brand of ball while the...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:01 PM
You figured that Stan Van Gundy might eventually miss the good old days in Orlando in his new dual role as coach and president of the woeful Detroit Pistons.
You just didn't think it would be this soon — with the early returns so horrendous.