Jun 8, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT
Cleveland, with No. 1 pick to dangle, reportedly has interest in him
Jun 4, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT
After missing on last year’s No. 1, can the Cavaliers roll the dice on Embiid?
May 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
In a deep draft class, a healthy Joel Embiid stands out above the rest.
May 23, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT
Anthony Bennett was only the start of the problems
May 22, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT
Anthony Bennett got one second team vote.
May 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT
A lot of teams would love the Cavaliers’ top pick. Giving up enough to get it is another question.
May 21, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT
My advice to the Cavaliers: Best. Player. Available.
May 21, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT
We have Jabari Parker going second, Joel Embiid third and Marcus Smart all the way up to fourth.
May 21, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT
The real luck isn’t in getting the No. 1 pick. The real luck is getting the No. 1 pick in the RIGHT YEAR.
May 20, 2014, 8:41 PM EDT
That’s three times since LeBron James left Cleveland it has won the lottery. That’s a lot of Karma.
May 20, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT
Is he really, or is this the start of a month of smokescreens? Probably the latter.
May 20, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT
You know exactly who will land the No. 1 pick, and you know exactly why. The NBA’s motives are crystal clear. Just watch.
May 13, 2014, 11:06 PM EDT
The number one overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft is expected to recover in time to play at Summer League in Las Vegas.
Mar 31, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT
As has been expected since the day he stepped on the Kansas campus, Andrew Wiggins has declared for the NBA Draft. He is in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick.
Mar 14, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
I’m a big fan of the NFL/HBO series “Hard Knocks,” which each year follows a team through training camp and the drama of season-ending injuries and the cut downs — guys are playing for their livelihood and there is inherent drama in that. It’s great television. But thanks to guaranteed contracts you can’t do the…
Mar 10, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT
As if his season hasn’t been a big enough disappointment, Cleveland’s No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett will miss at least 10 games with a knee strain.
Feb 20, 2014, 5:29 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while worrying about our national clown shortage… Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks. New York picked up a win in New Orleans because of Carmelo Anthony (who seems to play well in that city as he had monster numbers in the All-Star Game, too). He poured…
Feb 13, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT
With all the trade rumors now flying around the NBA, with a coaching change that still leaves a lot of questions in Detroit, one thing has clearly caught PBT readers’ attention. Andrew Bynum‘s antics right before he got let go by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Myself and Eytan Shander of NBC Sports Radio talk about Bynum…
Feb 12, 2014, 3:09 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while thinking this may be the best soccer goal celebration ever…. Anthony Bennett, Cleveland Cavaliers. You don’t know how a draft pick is going to pan out for three years. You just don’t. Some guys start fast but never really develop beyond that (Tyreke Evans,…
Feb 6, 2014, 2:07 PM EDT
UPDATE 2:07 p.m.: The Cleveland Cavaliers have confirmed the report, they have fired general manager Chris Grant. David Griffin, who had been an assistant to Grant, will step in as the interim GM. “This has been a very difficult period for the franchise,” Owner Dan Gilbert said in a released statement. “We have severely underperformed against…
Jan 31, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
All-Star selections have become the de facto measure of good seasons, even though they’re really only the measure of good half seasons and rely on a gerrymandered system that splits players by conference. But All-NBA teams – which evaluate a full year and aren’t split by conference – are a better metric for good seasons. In the last…
Jan 31, 2014, 2:50 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while wondering if you can get a beer delivery by drone while off in some remote spot…. Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns. Just as he was taking the court he found out he was snubbed from the All-Star Game (although smart money is he gets in…
Jan 30, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT
I imagine Chris Grant’s seat is feeling a little warm. He’s the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that has been awash in high draft picks in recent years — including last season’s No. 1, used on Anthony Bennett — who was told by his owner publicly it’s time to start making the…
Jan 29, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT
Anthony Bennett had 15 points and eight rebounds in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday. It was a good game for Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. It was also Bennett’s first double-digit scoring game of his career. As Kurt wrote, it’s too soon to write…
Jan 29, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES — Indiana is the best team in the NBA right now — they have the best record in the league (by percentage points over Oklahoma City) and they have the best point differential in the league. The Pacers are legitimate title contenders. They have done all that in spite of their offense. The…
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