There has been plenty of concern since the summer on whether Derrick Rose would be able to regain half the form that made him the MVP of the league a few seasons ago. The point guard was selected to play for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, but was noticeably ineffective despite playing against mostly inferior competition. After his breakout performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, the concerns are beginning to subside. Despite losing 107-98, Rose looked dominant on the
Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard finally has his real life NBA2K moment. In 2K, the moment when you know your MyPlayer character has arrived (aside from that time that you single-handedly equaled your opponent’s scoring output) is definitely when you get your first signature shoe. Entering his third season in the NBA, the 2013 Rookie of the Year is finally set to debut his first signature shoe with Adidas. He took to social media to share the news with a
For the first time in years, the Chicago Bulls entered the offseason with salary cap flexibility and great expectations in the free agent market. But they finished second in the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, whiffed on Kevin Love and settled for veteran Pau Gasol as a consolation prize. However, if this team has the look of the same old Bulls, that may not be all bad. Derrick Rose returns from what amounts to a two-year layoff, and if the former MVP can
Training camps are over, exhibition games have begun, and the excitement is palpable as we build towards the 2014-2015 season with players who should have breakout or standout seasons. Here are five players in the Eastern Conference – one at each position, no rookies – who will take the next step towards greatness this upcoming season. Tomorrow, the West.
There has been a lot of movement and change in the Eastern Conference this offseason, enough so that the Chicago Bulls have emerged as challengers for the NBA title with a healthy Derrick Rose and an added big man in Pau Gasol. The Cleveland Cavaliers now hold Vegas’ highest odds to win the coveted Larry O’Brien trophy, having reeled in hometown hero LeBron James and All-Star power forward Kevin Love. The Charlotte Hornets are also getting consideration as a challenger in
Thursday is always an interesting day for social media because you never know what you’re going to see for #ThrowbackThursday. NBA players and teams are among those posting funny, embarrassing, or serious photos from their past, and it’s always fun. Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes was among those with a fun #ThrowbackThursday post. In a photo he posted to his official Instagram on Thursday, he begins to make jokes about a picture of his family from the 1980s.
On the court, it’s been quite a while since we’ve had anything great to say about Derrick Rose. The former All-Star point guard has been a shell of himself over the past couple of seasons due to knee injuries. He played for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup this summer, but struggled mightily and proved that he still has a ways to go before he can play anything near what he used to be capable of. The good thing is
The most intriguing team in the NBA this season is unquestionably the Cleveland Cavaliers. And the secocnd-most intriguing team in the NBA this season may be the Chicago Bulls. This summer, the Cavaliers remade themselves from a laughingstock to a legitimate contender with the additions of LeBron James and Kevin Love. Meanwhile, the Bulls are hoping the return of Derrick Rose and the addition of Pau Gasol puts them in the championship chase as well. And both teams play in the Central Division,