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  • Jason Maxiell makes the Charlotte Hornets opening night roster
    Jason Maxiell makes squad as the Charlotte Hornets trims roster to 15
    TheCharlotte Hornetsmade several roster moves to get to the mandated 15 players prior to opening night. General Manager Richard Cho announced , on Oct. 24, that veteran power forwardJason Maxiellwill open the season on the Hornets’ roster on...
  • Anthony Davis has contract option picked up by the New Orleans Pelicans
    As expected, New Orleans picks up Anthony Davis’ contract option
    The New Orleans Pelicans picked up star forward Anthony Davis’ contract option year on Oct. 24. The move was expected, but if the Pelicans didn’t act prior to the Oct. 31, deadline Davis would have become an unrestricted free agent...
  • Josh Smith
    Predictions for the 2014-2015 Detroit Pistons season
    Last season, the Detroit Pistons went 29-53 for the second year in a row. It cost two coaches their job, not that John Loyer had any chance of keeping his job. It also cost Joe Dumars, who once helped guide this team to an NBA title, his job. To...
  • Stan Van Gundy
    2014-2015 NBA season standings predictions
    The 2014-2015 NBA season begins next week on Tuesday, October 28. While not a ton if expected from the Detroit Pistons, there is plenty of other intrigue around the league. Which teams will make the playoffs? Who will win it all? Just how bad will...
  • Rajon Rondo’s availability for Celtics’ season-opener depends on healing process
    Rajon Rondo’s availability for Celtics’ season-opener depends on healing process
    Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo could be available next Wednesday when the Celtics open the 2014-15 season against the Brooklyn Nets. According to a report by ESPN on Thursday, the Celtics could have their floor general on the...
  • Plumlee could see increased role
    Nets close out preseason as planned
    While Nets fans did not learn a tremendous amount about their team this preseason, Brooklyn closed their slate in an ideal way. Although the Nets lost to the Boston Celtics, 100-86, they followed through on new head coach Lionel Hollins’s...
  • Sixers benefit from lack of draft reform
    Sixers avoid NBA draft lottery reform after all
    The Philadelphia 76ers were taking the blame for seemingly inevitable NBA draft lottery reform, thanks to their tanking strategy. Although the Sixers didn't get the top draft pick for all their planned losing last year, the backlash over their...
  • Jimmy Butler to miss preseason finale with sprained left thumb
    Jimmy Butler to miss preseason finale with sprained left thumb
    The Bulls announced that subsequent exams and an MRI confirmed the original prognosis of sprained thumb ligaments in Jimmy Butler's left hand, meaning he will avoid surgery. He suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Charlotte Hornets...
  • NBA Considering Shortening Game Times
    NBA Considering Shortening Game Times
    On October 19, 2014, the NBA experimented with using a 44 minute game clock in the Brooklyn Nets versus Boston Celtics preseason game at Barclays Center, shortening the regular 48 minute game by four minutes. The reason behind the NBA conducting...
  • Stiemsma on the block
    Raptors' preseason breakdown: it's not over yet??
    In previous years, expectations were so low around the Toronto Raptors that a 5-1 preseason record would be enough to elicit some degree of encouragement from a fan base eager to find, well, just about anything to get excited about. Now, the...
  • Rajon Rondo believes Celtics will ‘surprise a lot of people’ under Brad Stevens
    Rajon Rondo believes Celtics will ‘surprise a lot of people’ under Brad Stevens
    Young Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has the faith of All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo and his young players. In year two of his tenure as Celtics coach, Stevens has established a trust of leading players and getting them to perform to the...
  • Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs Not Playing Nice
    Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs Not Playing Nice
    With two minutes and thirty-one seconds remaining in the preseason game between the Phoenix Suns and the 2103 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, Suns owner Robert Sarver took to the microphone and addressed the fans. In his comments, he said, &ldquo...
  • Rose finishes fourth as Bulls win fourth straight against Charlotte
    Rose finishes fourth as Bulls win fourth straight against Charlotte
    Derrick Rose got his first taste of fourth-quarter preseason play during the Bulls 101-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets. The win was the fourth consecutive win for Chicago after they started 0-2.It was another solid outing for Rose, who scored 17...
  • Nets fall without Lopez
    Nets fall to Celtics in preseason tilt
    Maybe if the Brooklyn Nets had the four extra minutes, the outcome might have been a little different.In an experimental 44-minute game Sunday afternoon at the Barclays Center, the Boston Celtics outlasted the Nets, 95-90. Despite shooting just 37...
  • The Denver Nuggets interrupt the 'Clip Show' in Las Vegas
    Nuggets' veterans cut Clippers hopes of 2nd preseason win in Las Vegas
    The Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nev. welcomed the likes of the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers for a night of preseason action on Oct. 18, 2014. And although "Lob City" was put on full display, Denver's vets...