5 hrs ago
10 Things FIBA World Cup Taught Us About the 2014-15 NBA Season
Once France dispatched host and tournament co-favorite Spain in the quarterfinals, any chance for Team USA to appear mortal The U.S. entered the event riding a 54-game winning streak on the international circuit . It rattled off another nine consecutive victories by an astounding average margin of 33 points.
17 hrs ago
Monday's Musings: USA Wins World Cup, Woj weighs in on Team USA, Ricky Rubio
Team USA won the FIBA World Cup. Milos Teodosic is good, but do teams think he's NBA good? Woj has opinions regarding Team USA and Coach K. He also did a story on Ricky Rubio.
17 hrs ago
How Should the Warriors Handle Klay Thompson Conundrum?
He's a solid 2-guard who makes it rain from long range, and he's morphed into the Warriors' best perimeter defender. An argument could be made that he is the best two-way guard in basketball.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Minnesota Timberwolves: Four reasons Kevin Martin steps up his game
It may seem odd to predict a significant improvement in play from a 31 year old player like Kevin Martin, but I think that there are a lot of differences from this year to last for Martin and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Reason number one: As a shooting guard, Martin's main job on the basketball court is to put the ball in the hoop.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Swarm and Sting
Team USA vs. Serbia: FIBA Gold-Medal game preview
Aug 20, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The United States bench reacts during the second half of a game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Well, there's only one game left for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, and that is the Gold-Medal match against Serbia.
How B/R's New Rebounder Rating Proves Not All NBA Boards Are Created Equal
As a statistical measure, rebounds can be misleading. On the surface, they're all the same - it's just grabbing a missed shot.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Boston Celtics Daily Dish: Finally, It's Friday
Aug 1, 2014; Lawrenceville, GA, USA; A skydiver brings the American flag to the field during Atlanta Falcons practice during Falcons Friday Night Lights at Archer High School. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Hello Boston Celtics fans, and welcome to another Friday.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Minnesota Timberwolves: Should the rookies start?
This past offseason, the Minnesota Timberwolves got two rookies with a lot of potential and extreme athletic ability. Andrew Wiggins is the big name that the Timberwolves got in the Kevin Love trade, and was one of the most hyped prospects to come out of college.
Could the Minnesota Timberwolves Actually Be Better Without Kevin Love?
When one of the 10 best basketball players in the world decides it's high time to ditch your team for greener pastures, "getting better" probably Sort out the pieces, plan for the future, survive: These are the actionable items with which the Minnesota Timberwolves are supposed to be concerned. Love's departure is sure to take its toll, of course, both immediately and in the long term.
Predicting Cleveland Cavaliers' Final 2014-15 Record
Cleveland Cavaliers fans have more than a few reasons to be hopeful - if not mindlessly ecstatic - about the upcoming 2014-15 season. For the first time in a long time, a rebuild with no end in sight has given way to very reasonable championship expectations.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Chauncey Billups Retires, U.S. Trounces Slovenia With Giant Second Half
Chauncey Billups is hanging it up after 17 NBA seasons. Meanwhile, Team USA outscored Slovenia 70-34 in the second half to advance to the semifinals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Pounding the Rock
Spurs top ESPN experts Future Power Rankings
ESPN continues to honor the Spurs this offseason. There were the ESPYs won by Pop and Kawhi There was J.A. Adande declaring that even though the Cavs picked up LeBron and Kevin Love, it is the Spurs who won not only the championship, but the summer as well.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
The Best Player on Every NBA Team Entering the 2014-15 Season
If you enjoy the increasingly popular sport of Internet debate, just ask passionate basketball fans who the best player is on each NBA team. For some franchises, identifying the top dog is simple.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Hang Time: Made In Spain
A hard fall late in a September game a year ago would have been just a part of the deal for Kyrie Irving , nothing out of the norm for an NBA player getting ready for the upcoming season. But this summer has been anything but normal for the Cleveland Cavaliers star.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Robb: Sullinger's Offseason Conditioning Focus Should Lead To Court Confidence
Jared Sullinger was back in Boston on Friday, appearing at Hennigan Elementary School to help guide students through some basketball drills. Meanwhile, other Celtics employees joined forces with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and City Year to help make improvements to the local school.
USA meets Mexico in FIBA World Cup
It's do-or-die time for Team USA. With the single-elimination, Round of 16 portion of the FIBA Basketball World Cup starting Saturday and USA set to face Mexico , the team's USA Basketball faces Mexico as elimination round begins BARCELONA - It's do-or-die time for Team USA.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Celtics president says Rajon Rondo never asked team for a trade
Rajon Rondo is entering the final year of his contract with the Celtics, and will become an unrestricted free agent once the season is finished. As Boston continues its rebuild, it's more than possible that Rondo may want to leave in order to pursue a situation more readily able to win in the immediate future, and if that were to happen, the Celtics would lose their best player for nothing, without getting anything in return.
Recycling and Rebuilding: Roster Reconfigurations Render Hope; Sells Tickets
The Minnesota Timberwolves have resided in the doldrums of the NBA for most of their 25 year existence. After trading Kevin Love, the Wolves subsequently entered what is potentially the most important phase of rebuilding since being inaugurated in 1989.
Hoops and Other Pop Culture
The Sad State of The Minnesota Timberwolves Since Kevin Garnett's Departure
Garnett's last year in Minnesota was 2006-07, a year in which he put up 10.7 Win Shares. Since that trade the Wolves have had only 5 guys who have put up 10.7 career Win Shares as a Wolf.
How We'll Know If Kyrie Irving Is Truly Elite Next Season
Irving is among the league's very best players during the 2014-15 season alongside new teammates LeBron James and Kevin Love. Granted, he lacks the resume of someone worthy of such status.