Bernucca: Doc Rivers the GM Keeps Doc Rivers the Coach Busy


Over the last two weeks, Doc Rivers the coach has done a fantastic job of covering for Doc Rivers the GM. The Los Angeles Clippers have won nine straight games, the last eight without superstar forward Blake Griffin, who – in case you hadn’t noticed over the past couple of seasons – has overtaken Chris Paul as the team’s best player. When Griffin got hurt, the Clippers appeared to be in trouble. They had just lost three straight games to San Antonio,


Sheridan: Analyzing Thursday’s Trade Deadline Deals — Sixers Win


I have written this before but I haven’t written it in quite some time. When all is said and done on the Sam Hinkie Era, the Philadelphia 76ers will be counting up their multiple titles. Yes, multiple. But no, I do not expect JaVale McGee to be a part of any of that. Emmanuel Mudiay? Yes. Jahlil Okafor or Joel Embiid? Yep. The mad scientist in Philadelphia may just be a mad genius. Yes, it was fashionable to make fun of the young


Bernucca: The Biggest Losers of the NBA Offseason


On Wednesday, we took a look at the biggest winners of the NBA offseason, a baker’s dozen of players, teams, coaches and even an executive who had a spectacular summer. Today, we look at the NBA offseason’s biggest losers, a collection of an unlucky 13 players, teams, coaches and even an owner. Yeah, take a wild guess at that last one. We also felt the need to include one team’s fan base, which truly deserves better than it has gotten over the


Five Fast Facts from NBA Games: 2.9.13


Too much Nemo in this neck of the woods — let’s just leave it at that. As we do every day, we present five interesting items from the previous evening’s NBA games. Just five games were on the schedule on the final Saturday before the All-Star break.  Denver extended their winning streak, the Warriors were unable to end their losing streak and the Pistons rallied to win on the road.   The Cars take us to the bump…”Lets go…I LIKE THE NIGHT LIFE,


SH Blog: Cavaliers guard duo impressive in win over Clippers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have finished a combined 40-108 the past two seasons. Despite their growing  pains following LeBron James’ departure, Cavaliers fans have an intriguing team moving forward. Cleveland won its first game of the season against Washington but arrived in Los Angeles after a two-game skid in which they lost to Chicago by 20 and to Milwaukee on Brandon Jennings buzzer-beating triple with 0.7 seconds left. Such is life for a talented yet youthful team: There will be surreal highs and


SH Blog: Ibaka extends with Thunder; A.Gasol to UCLA


We’re in the quiet period before the 2012-13 NBA season, but things are still going on. Teams are trying to fill their last roster spots, Eurobasket ’13 qualifying is taking place, many NBA teams still need help at a position or two. Here’s all the latest news from around the basketball world:First reported by Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder will sign center Serge Ibaka to a four-year, $48 million contract extension.  Ibaka, 22, could’ve been a restricted free agent next


The Free Agency Scrapheap


We are down to the bargain bin of free agency. Reduced for clearance! Everything must go! Up to 90 percent off! Yes, we know Mickael Pietrus and Derek Fisher aren’t exactly scrap heap material. Both were key players for playoff teams last season, as were Leandro Barbosa and Kenyon Martin. But most of what is left falls into three categories: Olympians, amnesty victims and veterans too proud to take minimum deals. There is some variety remaining at both forward spots and shooting guard but


SH Blog: Monday’s News: Durant’s rituals, value of LeBron James, players’ activities


Game 5 of the Thunder-Spurs series is set for 9PM ET tonight. In the meantime, check out some of the news around the league on Monday from possible player movements, game evaluations, and off-season activity from players that are in full vacation mode.Is the criticism on Russell Westbrook being selfish warranted? Darnell Mayberry discusses why it is not warranted: The point guard who continues to be a lightening rod for criticism for everything from his shot selection to his body language