The annual Rising Stars Challenge on Friday between chosen rookies and sophomores was pretty much what most expected it to be: An offensive showcase with not a whole lot of defense being played (although the Plumlee brothers may disagree). Playing in front of his home crowd in New Orleans, Anthony Davis was expected to make some serious noise in this game. However, it was the unlikely shootout that broke out between Dion Waiters and Tim Hardaway Jr. in the second half
Of the pool of 28 Team USA players announced earlier today, three have made verbal commitments to play this summer at the World Cup (formerly called the World Championship) in Spain. They are Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge. Additionally, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul will definitely NOT play in Spain … although all three should be considered locks to play at the 2016 Rio Olympics. (James and Anthony will become the first American players to appear in
Although there was a five-game slate of NBA action on Sunday, the NBA knew it would be taking a backseat to the NFL. Kevin Durant didn’t score 54 points, but he did net 30 in a 108-93 win over the Sacramento Kings. On a normal Sunday, Durant would likely be recognized for scoring at least 30 points in his seventh straight game.
Every season, players miss games due to “flu-like symptoms”. It’s an unavoidable epidemic, and this season has been no different. In comes Anthony Davis, who appears to be suffering from the very issue and has been sick in bed all day on Thursday, according to his twitter: Then came this gem of a response from Golden State Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala: @AntDavis23 stay sick — Andre Iguodala (@andre) January 17, 2014 Iguodala is mostly just busting Davis’ chops here – the two are well-acquainted
Take it from one of the best emerging young players in the NBA, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, about Mark Jackson’s impact as Golden State’s head coach. “It’s not a coincidence that as time goes on we’re becoming a better team,” Curry told Sheridan Hoops on Wednesday night. “And that’s in large part due to his approach to the day-to-day and how he manages every single guy in this locker room.” It’s very rare to see a team and its head coach
As the NBA season finds itself some 30-games into the season, we are starting to get an idea of who’s who around the league. For the most part, we know who will be around to contend in April, May and June. But the question today is who will be a real threat? And who will assert themselves over the next two months while Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul are sidelined. Yes, Paul (separated shoulder) is out, too — for those of you who didn’t
Is this how things are going to be for the Brooklyn Nets without their starting center? In the first game since losing Brook Lopez to a season-ending foot injury, the Nets got ripped by the Indiana Pacers and suffered an embarrassing 103-86 loss at home. To be fair, they did lose to the best team in the league (at least from a record perspective). The Pacers are ranked No. 1 in defensive rating and allow a league best 89.4 points. That’s
With the New York Knicks struggling to find any sort of consistency at the point guard position this season, they have reportedly been looking to trade for Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. That would be a fantastic addition, as his presence would provide some toughness and generate some easier baskets for a team that relies so much on isolation plays. But what is the price of acquiring a guard of his caliber? Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has the details