NBA playoff teams in need of help can still find a difference maker before the deadline arrives for setting postseason rosters. All they need to do is look overseas. With the playoffs less than a month away, and the trade deadline and “February free agency” in the distant past, NBA teams are typically left to rely on the D-League to provide injury replacement players at this point of the season. With players needing to have been released by their previous NBA team by
The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) is an amazing league for North American fans to follow. It features old-school, up-tempo basketball with a lot of American players. You’ll undoubtedly see some familiar faces and more than a few career revivals. The CBA is well run and very fan friendly. This is as good a time as any to start following the CBA – teams are just over the midway mark of the regular season, with the 2014 All-Star Weekend coming this month.
When Kevin Garnett came into the NBA as the fourth preps-to-pros phenom, he was a gangly, 6-11, 220 pound player with unmistakable skills and a burning passion and insatiable appetite for the game of basketball. He entered the league when Patrick Ewing was a dominant player, and last night his 15 points against New Orleans moved him past Patrick Ewing for 16th on the all-time scoring list.
Anyone who plays in Rotisserie leagues knows it’s a long six months and patience is required. Even the one-week mini-seasons of Head-to-Head leagues create matchups that ebb and flow. On DraftStreet, there’s a new opportunity every day to put your basketball knowledge to profitable use.
If you go by the axiom that it is always a good thing to trade a small for a big, the Charlotte Bobcats made a nice move today by acquiring forward Hakim Warrick from the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for shooting guard Matt Carroll. The move should give the Bobcats an extra defensive presence, which is something you need when you are ranked 30th in the NBA in points allowed (107.2).
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been very active thus far in the offseason as they remodel their roster to satisfy the needs of their franchise power forward Kevin Love. They have already gotten some “bad blood” out of the locker room with players such as Darko “Mana from Heaven” Milicic and Michael “Tito Jackson” Beasley, while acquiring a great player and character in Brandon Roy. The team loaded itself with another major piece today, as you will see in today’s news
By Chris Sheridan I got an e-mail from a reader who attended the “City of Brotherly Love vs. Chocolate City” charity game last weekend, and the more I read, the more I wondered why this dude hadn’t chosen journalism as a profession. He has a tremendous eye for detail. His name is Travis Hill, his Twitter is @THillTeev, and here is what he wrote. “I went to the DC-Philly charity basketball game at Coolidge High in Northeast DC Saturday night and it was one of
From Marc Berman of the New York Post: “Maybe the delayed training camp won’t be so bad for Carmelo Anthony. He revealed more elements to his mysterious offseason, disclosing last night he had knee and elbow surgery simultaneously in May. Anthony disclosed the surgeries after playing 48 minutes and dropping 31 points with 17 rebounds last night at the sweaty Palestra. The Knicks never announced the procedures. Melo said he had arthroscopic surgery on the left knee and an elbow procedure, as he suffers