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  • The Miami Heat offense has not undergone a serious overhaul with the departure of LeBron James.  Even though James has been the team's offensive focal point for the past four years, part of the Miami offensive genius is its reliance on c... read more...
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  • It might not feel like it, but almost one-fifth of the Dallas Mavericks’ season has already passed us by. After a month of play, the Mavs are sitting in the sixth spot in the Western Conference, with a 10-5 record. Things have been up and down, but that was to be expected. Having so many new faces means a... read more...
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  • The beauty of the NBA schedule lies in the fact that there is hardly any time for a player to feel sorry for himself. Like the great former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan once said, the games won’t stop coming. And if that’s the case, it’s a good thing for Jazz point guard Trey Burke. The second year man out of Michigan is mired in a three game shooting slump to begin the season. Hea... read more...
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  • State Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), the lawmaker who has led the charge to bring legalized sports betting to New Jersey, is taking action after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wrote a column this week in support of legalizing such wagering across the nation read more...
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  • Indianapolis — The Pacers’ misfortunes of late have been such that there might be an inclination to check for new injuries even on off days. A run of bad luck that began in July with All-Star forward Paul George breaking his leg in a Team USA scrimmage has carried over into the season, turning a rising Eastern Conference contender into a rag-tag squad left scrapping for wins. George is... read more...
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  • For 12 minutes in the Washington Wizards’ convincing, 91-78 victory Friday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Seraphin, an inconsistent fifth-year project with seductive potential, displayed why he remains a rotation piece on a team loaded with proven front-court options. The Wizards’ game plan was to exploit the Cavaliers’ front court whenever possible so the [&#... read more...
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  • Yesterday at practice, Flip Saunders revealed that Nikola Pekovic was going to miss this week’s worth of games (three of them) due to a wrist injury. That’s bigger news than you might think because, still incapacitated in the frontcourt is Thaddeus Young (mother passed) and Ronny Turiaf (back). That leaves the Wolves with just Gorgui […] The post ... read more...
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  • A few hours before gametime, Quin Snyder worries. And with good reason. It was just eight days ago that the Dallas Mavericks soundly defeated the Utah Jazz. It was just eight days ago that the Jazz looked horrifically unprepared for the primetime of the NBA regular season. On that night, Utah trailed by as much as 65-35….in the first half. The Jazz didn’t come up with a defensive stop... read more...
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  • Marcin Gortat noticed the frustration mounting for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. His Washington Wizards were manhandling them, exploiting Cleveland’s weaknesses down low and surpressing their offensive firepower with physicality. The deteriorating body language became pronounced as the game progressed and the Cavaliers struggled to find answers yet again in a ... read more...
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  • Adam Silver wanted to set the record straight Wednesday night, when he made his first appearance in Utah since taking over as commissioner in February. “It’s just a coincidence that Quin Snyder went to Duke as I did and I’m here for his first game,” Silver told a roomful of reporters at EnergySolutions Arena. Instead it was simply to check a stop in Salt Lake off his list. That sto... read more...
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  • Last March, Shoetopia, D.C.'s premier sneaker conference, took over the Wells Fargo Center for a Saturday Afternoon prior to a Sixer showdown with Detroit. Photo taken by Michael Kaskey-Blomain at ShoetopiaI attended and covered the event, which proved to be an excellent atmosphere for sneaker enthusiasts, better known as sneakerheads, to buy, sell, barter, and just admire... read more...
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  • Toronto • Gordon Hayward is averaging nearly 20 points, six rebounds and five rebounds a game—and Raptors coach Dwane Casey says he totally saw this coming. But what Casey saw as he watched Hayward and the Jazz play at Madison Square Garden caught him by surprise. “If you had told me a year ago he was going to be guarding Carmelo Anthony in the post, I would have thought you were on... read more...
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