| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:38 PM
Ethel Miles didn't think her son had a chance.
Even though 6-foot-8-inch Darius Miles is considered among the three best players in the nation, mom was convinced that Brett Melton of Mahomet-Seymour would win the Mr. Basketball of Illinois award.
| 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...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 11:43 AM
In July 2010, the Bulls were preparing to sign Carlos Boozer as a free agent when the Jazz, Boozer's previous team, asked for a favor.
Allow the Jazz to sign-and-trade Boozer, creating a $13 million trade exception they eventually used to acquire Al...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Less than a month into what figures to be their lone season together, Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones already have produced enough highlights to fill your nightly sportscast. Indeed, expect the commanding Okafor, wiry Winslow and inventive...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:20 AM
May 19 will be an important date for general manager Sam Hinkie and the Philadelphia 76ers.
That's when the annual Ping-Pong ball extravaganza known as the NBA Draft Lottery takes place. The draft is set for June 25.
While the Sixers might be able...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:45 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Elfrid Payton has visited this state just once before.
But that visit helped shape his NBA career.
On June 13, he participated in a pre-draft workout at the Boston Celtics' training facility in Waltham, Mass. He was matched...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:56 AM
The Miami Heat have been here before, after several grueling playoff runs, amid a spate of injuries.
That, however, was then, co-captain Udonis Haslem insists. And, he said, it will not happen again.
In the wake of winning the 2006 NBA title and...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:16 AM
Lakers rookie guard Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points on Thursday night, helping the D-Fenders improve to 4-10 with a 122-120 victory over the Sioux Falls Skyforce (5-7).
Clarkson, who has struggled to crack the Lakers' rotation, got a valuable chance to...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Elfrid Payton carries around a Disney princess backpack with seemingly as much ease as he carries the burden of being an NBA rookie.
Payton's mostly pink-colored backpack featuring the likes of Snow White and Cinderella is part of a good-natured...
| Oct 26, 2014
A heightened urgency hovers over the Orlando Magic these days.
Practices have been more frequent this October compared to the previous two Octobers, and players say coach Jacque Vaughn has demanded more attention to detail. A bit more competition exists...
| 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...