Let’s not argue whether the triangle offense can still work in the NBA’s pick-and-roll, pace-and-space era. Instead, we’re here to discuss whether it was wise for the New York Knicks to change course and embrace the offensive scheme midseason.
Last we left you with the NBA’s flat-Earth society, we pondered whether Shaquille O’Neal’s theory was as earnest as Kyrie Irving’s appears to be, or if the Pro Basketball Hall of Famer was just trolling us all.
Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap, the face of the franchise and free agent-to-be, is all smiles. In Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap’s case, that raise means an extra $14.3 million next year alone, so he plans to decline his player option for 2017-18, a formality this summer all but confirmed by
Manu Ginobili is getting closer to walking away. In the least surprising news you’ll hear today, 39-year-old San Antonio Spurs sixth man Manu Ginobili conceded in a recent interview with an Argentinian radio station that his career is nearing its end. As his 15th season in the NBA approaches the final
Three decades after what George Karl described as the height of the NBA’s “drug and drinking era” — a span that claimed the careers of All-Stars past, present and future, and not by chance saw home-court advantage spike to a record high in 1987-88 — teams are performing better than ever on the road.
Given how Chris Bosh’s last two healthy NBA seasons played out — with blood-clotting issues that cut short his 2015 and 2016 campaigns — one could understand his stance against teams resting players. Of course, not every time a player is designated to the bench for rest does he do so willingly.
Steve Kerr has Kevin Durant’s back. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and superstar Stephen Curry refuted an ESPN.com report claiming the organization was “furious and bewildered” by the Oklahoma City Thunder’s treatment of Kevin Durant last month for his first game back in the city where he played
Oh, hello JaVale McGee. The Golden State Warriors apparently don’t mind if JaVale McGee is (quite literally) the butt of a joke, so long as he’s the butt of their joke — an important distinction we learned on Snapchat on Sunday. Warriors forward Andre Iguodala was the first of those teammates to share
Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce probably wish we cropped Ray Allen out of this photo. Nobody carries a grudge quite like the 2008 Boston Celtics. Former Celtics captain Rajon Rondo has taken it upon himself to plan a players-only 10th anniversary celebration of the team’s NBA championship
Shaquille O’Neal gives the flat-Earth theory his seal of approval. Soon afterwards, Denver Nuggets wing Wilson Chandler and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green endorsed Irving’s flat-Earth theory, with the latter explaining away NASA’s photos of the planet from space by suggesting everyone
At least LeBron James gets paid to sit in a front-row seat. For the second consecutive week, the NBA’s primetime Saturday night game will be played without some of the biggest names on the bill, as the Cleveland Cavaliers announced hours before their matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers that LeBron
The Golden State Warriors rested stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala for a nationally televised clash against the San Antonio Spurs earlier this month, setting off somewhat of a firestorm over whether sitting healthy players — even on the road for the second night of
Greg Monroe and Brandon Ingram was an interesting undercard to the Nick Young-Malcolm Brogdon main event. The Los Angeles Lakers benched Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng in a tank—, er, youth movement that should’ve been the plan before they signed those two for a combined $136 million this past summer,
Jaylen Brown doesn’t even know what’s coming. The Boston Celtics could’ve made Jaylen Brown dress up as an Oompa Loompa. It might not have been as embarrassing as what veteran Richard Jefferson put Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kay Felder through last month, but Brown’s rookie hazing was a whole lot
Skal Labissiere was once considered the top high school talent in the country, unseating Ben Simmons from the No. 1 spot in some prognostications, but his draft stock plummeted during a disappointing freshman season at the University of Kentucky. 13 and 28 to Sacramento for No. 8, which means even the
The Suns are trusting the process. Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough may not be as blunt about it as Sam Hinkie was with the Philadelphia 76ers, but the front office has no interest in winning another game. The worst possible record gives them the best chance to either find a franchise-altering
Larry Sanders made his first NBA appearance in more than two years. The only reason Larry Sanders was even in uniform was because he didn’t have a suit jacket. After the Cavs signed him on Monday, Sanders was slated for Canton on a D-League assignment with the Charge.
Just your classic story of an ex-NFL quarterback suing a male YouTube sensation who said they dated. Former Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kordell Stewart won $3 million in damages in his libel lawsuit against Andrew Caldwell, a viral video personality who claimed on an Atlanta radio station in October 2015
Kyrie Irving is always woke. Kyrie Irving believes the Earth is flat. NBA commissioner Adam Silver was among those who figured the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard must’ve been just making a point about fake news, but no. Kyrie Irving believes the Earth is flat.
“I want to get it done as quick as possible,” he told the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson. This seems like a horrible negotiating ploy, especially in Miami, where team president Pat Riley has driven hard bargains with even the biggest of NBA names, like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. “Of course,” Waiters
Back in 2012, when Darko Milicic was a 10th-year veteran still collecting an NBA paycheck, I was a beat reporter covering the Boston Celtics. I didn’t have much interaction with the former No. 2 pick, other than the time a locker room attendant was warning players to be careful driving home in a Nor’
Even on a restriction that limited him to 25 minutes per game, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was once a foregone conclusion to be named the Rookie of the Year. By midseason, he wasn’t just the league’s best rookie — by galactic chasms — he was making an All-Star case as the East’s best center
The Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers were in a dogfight on Sunday night. A dogfight for one of the worst records in the NBA this season, but a dogfight nonetheless, so Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell figured he’d take the dog for a walk with the score tied at 63 in the final minute of the first
The Celtics’ starters join fans in performing the wave during a blowout win against the Bulls. The Chicago Bulls began Sunday afternoon’s game against the Boston Celtics with their worst shooting quarter since 1999, their lowest first-quarter output since 2004 and their worst quarter of the season.
Jabari Parker is a positive example. Jabari Parker is a spiritual man, and that’s a good thing, because it takes a whole lot of faith to embrace the rehabilitation of a second season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament in three years. The Milwaukee Bucks forward spoke to reporters for the first