HISTORY: Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker shatters NBA, team records vs. Celtics - ABC15 Arizona (...

Saturday 25 March 2017

ABC15 Arizona (blog) HISTORY: Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker shatters NBA , team records vs. Celtics ABC15 Arizona (blog) -He's also the third-youngest player in NBA history to record a 50-point game. Only Brandon Jennings and LeBron James accomplished the feat earlier in their lives. -70 po... Read more

IT Transition Score - NBA.com

Saturday 25 March 2017

ABC15 Arizona (blog) IT Transition Score NBA.com NBA sites use cookies and similar technologies. By using NBA sites, you are agreeing to our revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy. Suns' Devin Booker lights up Celtics for team-record 70 points. Skip to main c... Read more

The NBA MVP race: Four sides to every argument - Houston Chronicle

Friday 24 March 2017

Houston Chronicle The NBA MVP race: Four sides to every argument Houston Chronicle As the MVP race expected to be the NBA's closest in decades – or at least most widely debated – heads to its final weeks, there is one sure thing. Voters will be considered idiots no matter who wins. To many, J... Read more

NBA Playoff Picture, Standings, Scenarios: Can Celtics pass Cavs for East's No. 1 seed? - CBSSpor...

Friday 24 March 2017

CBSSports.com NBA Playoff Picture, Standings, Scenarios: Can Celtics pass Cavs for East's No. 1 seed? CBSSports.com The NBA playoffs begin in three weeks. The races are tightening, the seeds are being sorted out, the picture is slowly becoming clear. With that, here's a look at the curren... Read more

Tyler Hansbrough looking to get back to the NBA - Ridiculous Upside

Friday 24 March 2017

Ridiculous Upside Tyler Hansbrough looking to get back to the NBA Ridiculous Upside A former top college player, a lottery pick and an NBA veteran is heading to the D-League. Who is this guy? Well, it's Tyler Hansbrough. Psycho T is back playing basketball but with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, no... Read more

Jonathan Isaac Declares for 2017 NBA Draft, Won't Return to FSU - Bleacher Report

Friday 24 March 2017

ESPN Jonathan Isaac Declares for 2017 NBA Draft, Won't Return to FSU Bleacher Report As The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks noted, "His skill set would allow him to fit on almost any team in the lottery, and a player with his combination of size, shooting ability, and athleticism makes for ... Read more

Jonathan Isaac Declares for 2017 NBA Draft, Won't Return to FSU ... - Bleacher Report

Friday 24 March 2017

ESPN Jonathan Isaac Declares for 2017 NBA Draft, Won't Return to FSU ... Bleacher Report Florida State forward Jonathan Isaac declared for the 2017 NBA draft Friday following a standout freshman season with the Seminoles... FSU freshman Jonathan Isaac says he's entering NBA draft ESPN Flo... Read more

Colin Cowherd issues a warning to NBA teams about tanking - FOXSports.com

Friday 24 March 2017

FOXSports.com Colin Cowherd issues a warning to NBA teams about tanking FOXSports.com Resting players – both in preparation for the playoffs and in order to improve draft position – has been the talk of the NBA lately, but Colin Cowherd had a warning on Friday's “The Herd” for teams that are ... Read more

NBA prospects abound at South Regional - The Commercial Appeal

Friday 24 March 2017

The Commercial Appeal NBA prospects abound at South Regional The Commercial Appeal But there's at least one more, especially if you're an NBA fan who doesn't follow the college game closely in the regular season: a chance to get acquainted with the next batch of pros ahead of the summ... Read more

NBA tank rank: Updating the race for top 2017 draft picks - ESPN

Friday 24 March 2017

ESPN NBA tank rank: Updating the race for top 2017 draft picks ESPN NBA tank rank: Updating the race for top 2017 draft picks. Chad Ford updates the weekly tank rankings. Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images. Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Pinterest ·... Read more

NBA Social Rankings: LaVar Ball Stands Atop The Basketball World - Sports Illustrated

Friday 24 March 2017

Sports Illustrated NBA Social Rankings: LaVar Ball Stands Atop The Basketball World Sports Illustrated ... got a plan. And that plan is to serve as his children's hype man and get them paid. Am I gonna pay $50 for a BigBallerBrand hat? Hell no. Am I gonna enjoy every interview this man does? ... Read more

NBA Power Rankings: Can Warriors or Cavs Reclaim Top Spot Before Playoffs? - Bleacher Report

Friday 24 March 2017

Bleacher Report NBA Power Rankings: Can Warriors or Cavs Reclaim Top Spot Before Playoffs? Bleacher Report It's musical chairs time for the NBA 's elite, with major movement again occurring inside the top 10. There's even a new team occupying the No. 1 spot. It's a tricky time on ... Read more

NBA Power Rankings: Can Warriors or Cavs Reclaim Top Spot ... - Bleacher Report

Friday 24 March 2017

Bleacher Report NBA Power Rankings: Can Warriors or Cavs Reclaim Top Spot ... Bleacher Report It's musical chairs time for the NBA 's elite, with major movement again occurring inside the top 10. There's even a new team occupying the No. 1 spot... Monson: An easy answer to NBA's m... Read more

When Push Comes to Shove in NBA, Everyone's Under the Microscope - Bleacher Report

Friday 24 March 2017

Bleacher Report When Push Comes to Shove in NBA , Everyone's Under the Microscope Bleacher Report Per NBA historian Patricia Bender, punches have been thrown in only 10 games over the last 11 seasons. Since the Malice at the Palace, long-term suspensions for fighting have been almost non-exis... Read more

James Harden Gets Fouled On 3s More Than Any NBA Team - FiveThirtyEight

Thursday 23 March 2017

FiveThirtyEight James Harden Gets Fouled On 3s More Than Any NBA Team FiveThirtyEight If you subtract Harden's numbers from the rest of the league's, the average NBA player has drawn fouls on 1.6 percent of his 3-pointers this season, according to BigDataBall, which tracks the league'... Read more

Reason Charlotte Hornets refuse to rest players like other NBA teams do is the GOAT - Charlotte O...

Thursday 23 March 2017

Charlotte Observer Reason Charlotte Hornets refuse to rest players like other NBA teams do is the GOAT Charlotte Observer The question of whether to rest players during a long NBA season might be an issue these days for the league and several teams, but not with the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets... Read more

Behind the screen: The arrival of the NBA's next great passing big man, Nikola Jokic - CBSSports.com

Thursday 23 March 2017

CBSSports.com Behind the screen: The arrival of the NBA's next great passing big man, Nikola Jokic CBSSports.com The NBA is changing. Teams are trying to find ways to use and feature big men in a game that has gone smallball crazy and perimeter-oriented. This has freed up big men to run the b... Read more

NBA players who never made the NCAA tournament - Sports Illustrated

Thursday 23 March 2017

Sports Illustrated NBA players who never made the NCAA tournament Sports Illustrated NBA players who never made the NCAA tournament. Share. From Damian Lillard to Paul George, many NBA players who went on to find glory in the professional ranks never experienced the madness of an NCAA tournament. Read more

The NBA Is Addicted to Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches - Eater

Thursday 23 March 2017

Eater The NBA Is Addicted to Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches Eater But according to a delightful new story from ESPN, the NBA is largely fueled by a childhood staple that many today would dismiss as junk food: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Over the past decade or so, PB&Js have app... Read more

Russell Westbrook had one of the great games in NBA history … but still won't win MVP - FOXSports...

Thursday 23 March 2017

FOXSports.com Russell Westbrook had one of the great games in NBA history … but still won't win MVP FOXSports.com Russell Westbrook did something no one has ever done on Wednesday night in the Thunder's rout over the Sixers. He finished with a triple double (which isn't news with West... Read more

10 Preseason NBA Predictions We Got Way Wrong - Bleacher Report

Thursday 23 March 2017

Bleacher Report 10 Preseason NBA Predictions We Got Way Wrong Bleacher Report Bleacher Report doesn't ask its NBA experts to forecast the weather, though preseason prognostications are well within their purview. But even B/R's brightest basketball minds couldn't come up with perfect p... Read more

The Evolution of the NBA: Player Rest - Thunderous Intentions

Thursday 23 March 2017

Thunderous Intentions The Evolution of the NBA : Player Rest Thunderous Intentions Every decision made by a team in the NBA has a large effect on a team and it will also likely have ripple effects. The effort by NBA teams to improve their decision making and gain an edge over other teams helped s... Read more

Resting Stars May Dim NBA's Marquee, but It Helps the Players - New York Times

Thursday 23 March 2017

New York Times Resting Stars May Dim NBA's Marquee, but It Helps the Players New York Times With only five players to a side in the N.B.A. , people tend to notice when the biggest stars go missing. So what happens when, in the span of a few weeks, a number of top players sit out games, despit... Read more

Inside the 'Tinderization' of today's NBA - ESPN

Wednesday 22 March 2017

ESPN Inside the 'Tinderization' of today's NBA ESPN The gatekeeper of America's most popular nightclub is a 33-year-old man known to NBA players simply as "Purple." And tonight he's busy. A former high school dropout who rose to become the go-to guy for nightlife in ... Read more

NBA Draft: These five NCAA Tournament players have raised their stock the most - CBSSports.com

Monday 20 March 2017

CBSSports.com NBA Draft: These five NCAA Tournament players have raised their stock the most CBSSports.com Frankly, P.J. Dozier got more buzz among NBA front offices heading into the tournament. That's going to change, and it must, following a pair of star performances. It isn't just that... Read more

Hassan Whiteside, Damian Lillard named Players of the Week - NBA.com

Monday 20 March 2017

NBA.com Hassan Whiteside, Damian Lillard named Players of the Week NBA.com NEW YORK -- The Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside and the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 13 ... Read more

Bill Simmons' explanation for why the NBA season is too long also explains why star players do no...

Monday 20 March 2017

Business Insider Bill Simmons' explanation for why the NBA season is too long also explains why star players do not play in some games Business Insider The uproar over star NBA players taking nights off became a topic again this weekend when the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to rest LeBron Jame... Read more

The NBA Schedule Fucks Players And Fans - Deadspin

Monday 20 March 2017

Deadspin The NBA Schedule Fucks Players And Fans Deadspin If the adage about the NBA being a star-driven league is a cliché, it's also true. The entertainment value of an NBA game for all but the hardest of die-hard fans (more on this in a second) is borne overwhelmingly by the relatively sma... Read more

Sneaker Roundup: This Week's Best NBA Kicks - Sports Illustrated

Monday 20 March 2017

Sports Illustrated Sneaker Roundup: This Week's Best NBA Kicks Sports Illustrated While the NCAA tournament took much of the basketball attention over this past week, NBA players still unleashed some exciting new colorways. Paul George kept things going with a new PG1 PE while LeBron James re... Read more

Power Rankings: Missteps by Spurs, Cavs send Warriors back to No. 1 - ESPN

Monday 20 March 2017

ESPN Power Rankings: Missteps by Spurs, Cavs send Warriors back to No. 1 ESPN The Golden State Warriors, truth be told, have returned to the summit of ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings somewhat by default. A 3-0 week against three sub-.500 teams from the Eastern Conference doesn't exac... Read more

Does Tinder make it easier for NBA players to sleep (around) on the road? - Washington Post

Monday 20 March 2017

Washington Post Does Tinder make it easier for NBA players to sleep (around) on the road? Washington Post So says ESPN the Magazine in one of the most thought-provoking pieces of sports journalism I've seen in weeks, a brief but compelling argument positing that technological advances have al... Read more

Karl Malone has harsh words for NBA players who rest: 'Get your ass playing' - CBSSports.com

Monday 20 March 2017

CBSSports.com Karl Malone has harsh words for NBA players who rest: 'Get your ass playing' CBSSports.com It's time for your weekly “get off my lawn” speech from a retired player, and this time it comes courtesy of former Utah Jazz great Karl Malone. Never one to hold his tongue, Malon... Read more

LeBron speaks out on NBA teams resting players: 'It sucks' but sometimes necessary - CBSSports.com

Monday 20 March 2017

CBSSports.com LeBron speaks out on NBA teams resting players: 'It sucks' but sometimes necessary CBSSports.com The NBA has a serious problem on its hands when it comes to teams resting players. The situation is reaching a fever pitch, particularly because in the past two weeks nationally ... Read more

The NBA needs to draw the line with teams resting stars for national TV games - SB Nation

Monday 20 March 2017

SB Nation The NBA needs to draw the line with teams resting stars for national TV games SB Nation If coaches were found to be abusing their power, the NBA would hit them with a fine. It's a bit arbitrary and subjective, but isn't everything? You know something like this falls under the ca... Read more

The NBA's Divergence Among Health Analytics, TV Ratings, And Customer Disappointment - Forbes

Monday 20 March 2017

Forbes The NBA's Divergence Among Health Analytics, TV Ratings, And Customer Disappointment Forbes Applying analytic methods to problem-solving is increasingly becoming a necessary tactic in business operations across all business, and professional sports is certainly no exception. But how do... Read more

NBA mock draft 2017: Lonzo Ball or Markelle Fultz at No. 1? - SB Nation

Monday 20 March 2017

SB Nation NBA mock draft 2017: Lonzo Ball or Markelle Fultz at No. 1? SB Nation The hype ahead of the 2017 NBA draft has already been building for years. By the time these players were juniors in high school, there was talk that this could be a special class. For the most part, the freshmen proje... Read more

Reevaluating the 2016 NBA Draft Class - The Ringer (blog)

Monday 20 March 2017

The Ringer (blog) Reevaluating the 2016 NBA Draft Class The Ringer (blog) The 2016 NBA rookie class has fallen short of expectations. By the numbers, it's the worst class in modern NBA history. Since 1979–80, the season the league added the 3-point line, no group of newcomers has ever posted ... Read more

5 ways Kevin Durant's injury has changed this NBA season - FOXSports.com

Monday 20 March 2017

FOXSports.com 5 ways Kevin Durant's injury has changed this NBA season FOXSports.com In the NBA , the MVP award almost always goes to the best player on one of the league's top teams. It's why Russell Westbrook is going to have a tough time winning this year over someone like James Ha... Read more

NBA Power Rankings: Plot Thickens Out West - Sports Illustrated

Monday 20 March 2017

Sports Illustrated NBA Power Rankings: Plot Thickens Out West Sports Illustrated Even if you've been glued to college hoops for the last week or two, it'll behoove you to know that March—mercifully—hasn't been quite the snooze-fest of NBA seasons past. There's still time to apprec... Read more

Every NBA Team's Most Promising Prospect - Bleacher Report

Monday 20 March 2017

Every NBA Team's Most Promising Prospect Bleacher Report It's understandable if you don't. Not every squad is adequately stocked for tomorrow. Others are so committed to the present now that's it's tough to think about anything else. Still, in the spirit of March Madness, when... Read more

B/R NBA's 2-on-2 Sweet 16 Bracket: Which Duo Takes All in NBA Jam-Style Tourney? - Bleacher Report

Monday 20 March 2017

B/R NBA's 2-on-2 Sweet 16 Bracket: Which Duo Takes All in NBA Jam-Style Tourney? Bleacher Report Tournaments and brackets are hot this time of year, and search engine optimization never rests. So we've compiled a fun little two-on-two tournament featuring 16 sets of NBA teammates, pre-ran... Read more

NBA: Damian Lillard scores 49 in Trail Blazers' win at Miami - Los Angeles Times

Monday 20 March 2017

Los Angeles Times NBA : Damian Lillard scores 49 in Trail Blazers' win at Miami Los Angeles Times Damian Lillard scored a season-high 49 points, 28 of them coming after halftime and the Portland Trail Blazers continued their playoff push by beating the Miami Heat, 115-104, on Sunday night in ... Read more

COLUMN: Miles Bridges' NBA Decision - The State News

Monday 20 March 2017

The State News COLUMN: Miles Bridges' NBA Decision The State News There are only two reasons why Bridges should not make the decision to enter the NBA draft. One is if mentally he cannot handle the added pressure of being on his own with a lot of money. Sounds like a good problem to have, how... Read more

Karl Malone hates that NBA players keep sitting out games for rest - SB Nation

Sunday 19 March 2017

SB Nation Karl Malone hates that NBA players keep sitting out games for rest SB Nation The latest person to weigh in on the NBA's fastest growing issue of resting players is Hall of Famer Karl Malone. “If you don't have at least 10 years experience, get your ass playing,” Malone told ESPN... Read more

On this day: Michael Jordan makes his first NBA comeback, wearing No. 45 Bulls jersey - CBSSports...

Sunday 19 March 2017

CBSSports.com On this day: Michael Jordan makes his first NBA comeback, wearing No. 45 Bulls jersey CBSSports.com After a about a year-and-a-half away from the NBA , Michael Jordan issued that famous, brief press release to announce his return to the game during the 1994-95 season. A day later, o... Read more

NBA Execs: LaVar Ball Won't Harm Lonzo Ball's Draft Stock - SLAM Online

Sunday 19 March 2017

SLAM Online NBA Execs: LaVar Ball Won't Harm Lonzo Ball's Draft Stock SLAM Online While UCLA star Lonzo Ball is leading the Bruins in the NCAA Tournament, his outspoken father, LaVar Ball, has been on a media tour and sparking controversy everywhere he goes. In a recent USA Today feature ... Read more

Complaining about resting NBA stars doesn't change reality - NBA.com

Sunday 19 March 2017

NBA.com Complaining about resting NBA stars doesn't change reality NBA.com Griffin lost Love and Irving to late-season injuries two years ago and that ruined Cleveland's chances of beating the Warriors in the NBA Finals. Maybe those playoff injuries (Love's shoulder and Irving's k... Read more

NBA contacts Cavaliers after resting stars, Doc Rivers calls for schedule changes - CBSSports.com

Sunday 19 March 2017

CBSSports.com NBA contacts Cavaliers after resting stars, Doc Rivers calls for schedule changes CBSSports.com The marquee Saturday night nationally televised matchup was a bust again, as the Cleveland Cavaliers rested LeBron James and chose not to play Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love as they continue... Read more

Cleveland Cavs hear from NBA office after sitting Big 3 in loss to Clippers - USA TODAY

Sunday 19 March 2017

USA TODAY Cleveland Cavs hear from NBA office after sitting Big 3 in loss to Clippers USA TODAY NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said that if teams wanted to rest their stars, he hoped that they would at least do it at home, so fans would have another chance to see star players. This weekend was ... Read more

Karl Malone detests NBA players resting, like Warriors did - The Mercury News

Sunday 19 March 2017

The Mercury News Karl Malone detests NBA players resting, like Warriors did The Mercury News Karl Malone clearly comes down on one side of the ongoing discussion about NBA coaches resting stars. The former Jazz star expressed his dislike Saturday for players choosing rest over game time. “If you ... Read more
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