The old adage has always been that “it’s great to be the King.” However, for some, it is great simply to be around and next to the king—as would be evident by being teammates of King James. He has helped in leading his team to three-straight NBA Finals and two-straight NBA championships. He is a benevolent king. Not only does Miami Heat star LeBron James get great gifts for himself, he rewards his team with great gifts of their own. Wednesday afternoon he
Does anyone want Danny Granger? How about Jimmer Fredette? Perhaps Caron Butler? And how about this: Someone — the Memphis Grizzlies — wanted Beno Udrih so badly they claimed him off waivers. This is the last week for contenders to shore up their playoff rosters with NBA players for a run they hope will last into June. It is becoming known as February Free Agency. The official NBA rule is that teams have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, March 1 to waive a
Another Big Wednesday at DraftStreet is upon us, with $10,000 to shoot for in tonight’s 50K. There’s plenty of stars and sleepers to choose from, as 20 teams take to the NBA hardwood floors. In last night’s action, the Pacers took the Lakers to the woodshed in the second half, while the Timberwolves pulled away from the Suns. James Harden/HOU and the Rockets smashed the Kings, showing why they will be among the most dangerous teams to face come playoff
This keeps happening: I watch the Knicks lose, then I switch the channel and marvel at an ex-Knick leading his team. It happened again Monday night, when New York was losing to Dallas on Dirk Nowitzki’s lucky bounce at the buzzer, and one click of the remote control brought me to Clippers-Pelicans, where Jamal Crawford was burying another seven 3-pointers. Crawford was once a Knick. So was David Lee. And Zach Randolph. And Channing Frye. Any of those guys might make a nice
The NBA provided seven games with 14 teams, and the results were as intriguing as ever. A star stepped up with his best performance of the season, a contender did something for the first time since 1999 and a franchise known for its big men set a stunning new low. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
Does anyone want Danny Granger? How about Jimmer Fredette? This is the last week for contenders to shore up their playoff rosters with NBA players for a run they hope will last into June. Teams have until March 1 to sign players eligible for the playoffs. The Los Angeles Clippers already made a big splash on that front by signing Glen “Big Baby” Davis, who had the final two years of his contract bought out by Orlando. It’s a good fit. The Clippers desperately
The 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend is well behind us, in the rearview mirror as we streak away towards the end of the regular season and the NBA Playoffs. For some teams the playoffs may be out of reach. The New York Knicks, for instance, are only six games back of the 8th-seed with 25 games remaining. However, with only two wins in their last 10 outings and the team in effective disarray—Raymond Felton facing gun charges, Metta World Peace being released,
It is crystal clear who the worst team in the NBA is. With their fire sale, the Sixers have reached towards the limit of “how low can you go” in the NBA, as evidenced by the thrashing suffered at the hands of the lowly Bucks. And on home court, no less. There were no major upsets on the hardwood floors last night, withe the biggest “surprise” being the Jazz’s easy victory over the Celtics. The highlight tonight will be fringe