Jul 18, 2014, 9:22 AM EDT
New Orleans piecing together bench behind impressive top six
Jul 9, 2014, 11:26 PM EDT
Toronto keeping core together from successful 2013-14 team
Jul 4, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
Patterson developed as quality rotation player after joining Toronto in Rudy Gay trade
Jun 30, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT
Potential landing spots for the point guard: Heat? Pistons? Knicks?
Jun 29, 2014, 9:23 PM EDT
Deal is a rare win-win for both sides.
Jun 26, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT
Memphis would unload Tayshaun Prince in deal
Jun 26, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT
Salmons’ contract guaranteed for $1 million of $7 million
May 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT
The league announced the stops for this summer: Taipei, Taiwan; Rome, Italy; Johannesburg, South Africa.
May 5, 2014, 10:43 AM EDT
Carter also interested in remaining with Mavericks
Apr 23, 2014, 2:34 AM EDT
Teams leading scorers were not perfect but they were good enough.
Apr 22, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Bulls, Pacers, Raptors don’t want to drop both home games to start playoffs.
Apr 19, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT
Playoff games are played in the halfcourt and the Nets owned that in Game 1.
Apr 7, 2014, 1:16 AM EDT
Roy Hibbert got benched and has come to symbolize the Pacers’ problems.
Apr 4, 2014, 9:56 PM EDT
As usual, no one wants any part of David West.
Mar 2, 2014, 7:28 PM EDT
This showdown of teams with dreams of getting past the first round of the playoffs was shaping up for an exciting ending. For three and a half quarters the teams had traded runs, made some big shots and both sides played some defense. The Warriors had been up 5 with just under 9 minutes left,…
Feb 19, 2014, 2:29 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while listening to Sir David Attenborough narrate curling for the BBC as if it were Planet Earth…. LeBron James, Miami Heat. A lot of us — players and some of the media (myself included, damn Sazerac) — have been fighting off a post New Orleans…
Jan 22, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT
The Raptors signing of Landry Fields was another swing-and-a-miss by the previous regime. The Raptors are paying him $6.5 million this season and next, while the jack-of-all-trades player has fallen out of the rotation, with Terrence Ross starting and just returned from injury veteran John Salmons taking up the bench minutes. Which is why this…
Dec 23, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
In his second game back Sunday, Danny Granger looked good. After battling knee issues that kept him out almost all of last season and most of this one, Granger returned the Pacers lineup this weekend. Sunday against the Celtics he looked like the guy the Pacers are hoping he will be off the bench —…
Dec 18, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT
Technically, the Raptors got Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes for Rudy Gay. But Toronto also got a new spirit. Without the shoot-first, do-little-else Gay, the Raptors have gone 3-1. They’re just clicking a little better. They might be playing with a little more passion, too. Terrence Ross certainly is. Landry Fields…
Dec 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES — Make no mistake, this was first and foremost about money. And future flexibility. Raptors GM Masai Ujiri made a smart trade sending Rudy Gay out of town in a deal that sets his team up for the future by removing up to $12.4 million from the books next season. This summer Andrea…
Dec 9, 2013, 12:29 AM EDT
Kobe Bryant returned, Rudy Gay was traded, and the Knicks were crushed. Grading a busy Sunday of NBA action: Toronto Raptors: What the Toronto Raptors have not had in recent years is a GM with a plan and financial flexibility. With this and previous trades you get a sense that GM Masai Ujiri has a plan. First, get the…
Dec 8, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT
The Toronto Raptors are trading Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for multiple players, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Toronto began the season with the goal of making the playoffs, but it’s become clear after 18 games that even in the dismal Eastern Conference, that’s not going to…
Nov 26, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT
The first rule for a GM in “winning” a trade is to make the other GM think he’s winning it. Even if you think you’re fleecing him. The swap sending Derrick Williams to Sacramento and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute to Minnesota — which has become official — would have been an easy sell for both…
Nov 20, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT
While most teams are feeling out deals and moving patiently with their big trade chips to see how the market shakes out — see the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets as examples 1A and 1B — the new regime in Sacramento is feeling a little more impatient. They have veterans available and they are looking…
Aug 20, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT
Jimmer Fredette is not going to get a lot of court time in Sacramento this season. Fredette insists he is a point guard but he is at best third in that rotation behind Greivis Vasquez and Isaiah Thomas, plus rookie Ray McCallum looked good in Summer League and could land some minutes at the one.…
- Lakers make it official — finally — and hire Byron Scott as head coach 5
- Derrick Rose: “I’ve become a smarter player, but I’m mad it took me seven years to learn it.” 18
- Shelly Sterling beats Donald Sterling in court, clears sale of Clippers to Steve Ballmer 52
- Report: Timberwolves have talked to Sixers about Thaddeus Young as Kevin Love replacement 24
- All eyes on Derrick Rose as USA Basketball mini-camp begins 22
- Klay Thompson doesn’t anticipate being traded, says he expects to play with Warriors next season 8
- PBT Power Rankings: After summer shakeups, Spurs still team to beat 47
- Report: ‘No chance’ Kevin Love stays with Timberwolves 65