Most Improved Rankings

Most Improved Player Rankings: Jimmy Butler returns to the NBA

Last time we were all together in this space, I announced that Jimmy Butler was dead. That was evidently erroneous and [...]

Free Agency

Scotto: Brandon Knight Dishes on Free Agency and the Suns

BROOKLYN – Suns general manager Ryan McDonough eagerly awaited Brandon Knight in the hallway with a wide smile and a high [...]

Sprung: Roy Hibbert says acting is harder than playing basketball


Indiana’s playoff hopes looked especially dim after a 15-30 start, but a stretch of inspired play in February and March had the team at 30-34 on March 12 after a seven-game winning streak. Paul George was set to come back and it looked like the Pacers were going to be the team no one wanted to draw in the first round. Since then, Indiana has lost eight of 10 including Monday’s crucial 111-106 setback in Brooklyn against the Nets. The Pacers


LeBron Book, Part 3: Taking His Talents to South Beach


LeBron James is back in Cleveland’s court, and a new book The Redemption of the King just hit the shelves. Author Vince McKee covers James’s entire journey in every detail both on and off the court — from the start of his career with the Cavaliers in Cleveland to his departure to Miami, his time with the Heat, and finally, the highly anticipated return of the “King.” The Redemption of the King is a story that revolves more around hometown pride


The Performance Benefit of Nike Elite Basketball Socks

How important are socks for basketball performance? If you think they don’t matter, think again. Legendary UCLA head coach John Wooden always had his players put on two pairs of socks so they wouldn’t develop blisters or other irritations, and socks have been an important part of basketball culture ever since. But now style is being taken into account along with functionality and Nike is, of course, leading the charge. With unique colors and styles and a new custom fit, the performance


SH Blog: Durant, Beverley undergo successful surgeries with months of recovery ahead; Rose returns to 5-on-5

Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant underwent successful bone graft surgery on Tuesday morning for his ailing right foot, and the timetable of 4-to-6 months for his return to basketball activities remains in place. From the team’s official release: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant underwent successful bone graft surgery today for the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced. The procedure was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley with Thunder medical personnel present at