Bernucca: 10 Predictions for the 2013-14 Season

Kevin Durant

This is the time of year where everyone and their mothers offer up a series of fearless prognostications about the upcoming NBA season. Here’s what I can tell you about my skills at predicting the future. If I was really any good at it, I wouldn’t be wasting it on the NBA season. And neither would anyone else. I am not reading tea leaves, interpreting tarot cards, gazing into crystal balls, holding seances, poring over analytics or buying classified information on the


NBA Rumors and News for October 5, 2013


Saturday, October 5 Daily Trivia: Grant Hill turns 41 today. He was drafted third overall by the Detroit Pistons in 1994, who was drafted second overall that year? Tyreke Evans X-ray negative on ankle Posted at 09:42 PM ET With 9:02 remaining in the second quarter of Saturday night’s preseason opener against the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans’ guard Tyreke Evans, was sprawled on the court at the Toyota Center clutching at his left ankle, via Nakia Hogan of and The Times-Picayune.


Tweet of the Night: New Trend Among NBA Players: High School Football


Houston Rockets stars Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons made waves Thursday, when they attended a high school football game in Texas at the prompting of one of its players on Twitter. Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons seen standing at the front of the stands while watching a George Ranch High School football game. It seems that attending high school football games is becoming even more popular.


Southwest Division 2013-14 Team-By-Team Season Previews


This is the home of the defending NBA champions. No, Gregg Popovich, we haven’t forgiven you for blowing Game 6. This podcast, one of the better anti-Popovich rants you’ll hear, might only be topped by this Popovich bashfest. Ah, we sure were spunky back in late June. Well, the only key guy missing from last season’s Spurs (aside from Pop’s two top assistants, who moved on to bigger and better things) is Gary Neal, who has been replaced by Marco Belinelli, which


Evening News: Kobe progressing nicely; Knicks-Nets rivalry heating up; Dirk off to a healthy start

Kobe Bryant

In today’s NBA news, Kobe Bryant is healing nicely from his torn Achilles, the Knicks-Nets rivalry is quickly gaining steam, and Dirk Nowitzki looks to be healthy heading into training camp. Black Mamba right on track According to the Los Angeles Daily News, future Hall-of-Famer Kobe Bryant has been running at 75 percent of his body weight on a treadmill, and looks to be a few weeks away from advancing to full-weight bearing running. This is music to the ears of all Lakers’


Five Things to Watch: New Orleans Pelicans


A lot can change in just under five months. Just ask the basketball fans of New Orleans. They really needed change after what went on last season. The 2012-2013 season was dark and gloomy for NOLA hoops. The team finished 14th in the Western Conference at 27-55, with an 11-30 road record that was also 14th in the conference. The team had trouble scoring (more on that later) and winning intraconference games. Its record against West teams was 15-37, good for


Evening News: Odom hires O.J. Simpson’s attorney; Mavericks tried to reacquire Barea this summer

Lamar Odom

In today’s news out of Los Angeles, Lamar Odom is building quite the legal team to defend his DUI arrest from last week. Also, rumors out of Dallas suggest that the Mavericks explored the possibility of reacquiring J.J. Barea earlier in the summer. Odom hires O.J. Simpson’s lawyer reports that Lamar Odom has turned to O.J. Simpson’s lawyer, Robert Shapiro, to negotiate a plea deal for last week’s DUI arrest in Los Angeles.   Odom was arrested early Friday morning after driving