SH Blog: Problems Continue in New York; Wizards Interested in Greg Monroe; Parker, Embiid Could Stay in School


After a brutal 23 point loss to the Brooklyn Nets on a Martin Luther King Day matinee, the New York Knicks — and especially Carmelo Anthony — must come to this realization: to find the right answers they have to understand the right problems. If they don’t figure out how to accept the reality of their problems — and there are many — then they will never be able to overcome them.  [Read more…]


Gambling on the Western Conference: A Free-For-All


Advertisement The Western Conference is absolutely nothing like the Eastern Conference when it comes to championship odds. We have what I call a two-horse race in the East versus what I am going to call the six-plus team race in the West. In the 15 previous seasons, only four teams (the Lakers, seven times; the Spurs, five times, the Mavericks, two times; the Thunder, once)  have won the Western Conference, which is a similar concept to what the Eastern


SH Blog: Lowry wanted to be traded for much of the season, Woodson says he can win with any team


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


Hubbard: Mavericks Quietly off to Surprising Good Start


A little more than a month has passed in the NBA season, but it seems like we’ve already had a full year of distractions, both good and bad. Portland great; Indiana even better. The Knicks and Nets taking turns who’s bad and who’s worse. Kobe close to returning; Rose out for the year. Dwayne Wade hurting; the Atlantic Division hurting even more. Meanwhile, the last team other than the Miami Heat to win a championship is quietly turning into a solid


SH Blog: Iguodala has hamstring strain; Gasol won’t get surgery


The big news of today is that Derrick Rose has another knee injury. This time, it’s not an ACL tear, but it is a meniscus tear, which obviously isn’t a good thing. This is terrible news for the Bulls, of course, but it could be good news for any team shopping a point guard. Orlando and Jameer Nelson, I’m looking at you. Also, do the Suns really need Goran Dragic right now? There’s not many prospective playoff teams in the market for


Tweet of the Day: Chalmers Disagrees with Suspension

The NBA has disciplined another player this season, this time it’s Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers. Chalmers will be suspended one game (served tonight against Charlotte) for a forearm to the head of Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki in Friday night’s game. Chalmers was unhappy with the ruling by the league. He later took to Twitter to explain his side of the story. Never in my career been a dirty player. It’s clear that my arm was being held and that’s wat caused