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Why Derrick Rose's Return Will Be Worth the Wait

Derrick Rose's return might have been delayed, but it's been worth the wait.<p>It's a wait that's lasted longer than the injury—or even Rose's career.<p>From the fan's perspective, this has been 15 years in the making.<p>That's when I moved to Chicago. I recall sitting on the plane that fateful day in June, …

Kobe Bryant's Season-Opener Uncertainty a Blessing in Disguise

During a recent interview with <i>Time Out Dubai,</i> Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant opened up on his return from Achilles tendon surgery. In the course of the conversation, Bryant was inevitably asked about whether or not he would be able to play during Los Angeles' season-opener.<p>While many have …

Spotlighting and Breaking Down Los Angeles Lakers' Shooting Guard Position

When discussing shooting guards on the Los Angeles Lakers, one name comes to mind.<p>Kobe Bryant.<p>If the Black Mamba is healthy enough to get back for the start of the regular season, he’ll be as spectacular as he’s ever been. But whether or not he can recover from a torn Achilles in an unhuman amount …

Basketball

Immediate Hurdles the Chicago Bulls Will Face This Season

The Chicago Bulls will face many obstacles this season. They're no different from any other NBA team.<p>Powered by Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng, Chicago has a realistic shot at capturing a title. But in order to do so, it must get past elite Eastern Conference clubs like the Miami Heat, …

The Decision: Part II coming because LeBron wants more easy rings

LeBron is dropping hints about his free agency. James bolted Cleveland because he was scared, and he might do the same to Miami next summer.<p>It's …

2014 NBA Free Agents Who Would Be Perfect Pairing with Derrick Rose

Chicago Bulls fans have been counting down the days to see a healthy Derrick Rose back on the hardwood with his teammates.<p>But they may not want to rush the moment. This collection of talent might not stick together much longer.<p>According to K.C. Johnson of the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>, the agent for two-time …

Ranking LeBron James' Best Options in 2014 Free Agency

The world is LeBron James' oyster.<p>That's pretty much always the case now that he's established himself as the NBA's best player by winning multiple championships, but it will be especially true in 2014 if he chooses to opt out of his contract via the early termination option.<p>If that happens, LeBron …

Why LA Lakers Rebuild Around Kobe Bryant Will Define Jim Buss' Legacy

Jim Buss isn't his father. And that's fine. He doesn't need to be. It's preferred that he doesn't spend his days with the Los Angeles Lakers cowering in the shadows of Dr. Jerry Buss. He should make his own name instead.<p>Building his own reputation will begin much like Dr. Buss' reign ended—with …

Chicago Bulls: Do They Have What It Takes to Dethrone the Miami Heat in 2013-14?

Do the Chicago Bulls have enough to keep the Miami Heat from taking home the NBA crown next season?<p>David Thorpe of ESPN Insider recently wrote a piece (subscription required) discussing the key factors for various contenders in order to prevent the Miami Heat from taking home another title next …

Report: Lakers organization does not believe it can land LeBron

The Lakers don't have confidence they can sign LeBron James as a free agent, according to a report.<p>In a wide-ranging piece on the future of the …

Why Kobe Bryant Is The Hardest-Working Player In The NBA

The reason that Bryant has managed to stay on top over the years is his insane work ethic. See why the "Black Mamba" is one of the best to play the game.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Twitter</b>

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The 10-man rotation, starring Jimmy Butler playing ball with Mark Wahlberg (Photo)

<i>A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in</i> …

5 NBA Teams That Are Stuck in the Middle with No Clear Direction

The worst place to be in the NBA is that nether region between having a chance to win a title and having a chance to win the lottery.<p>The NBA is a talent-driven league. If you’re a team that is a true contender, you already have the elite players that can push you to a championship.<p>If you’re bad …

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Spotlighting and Breaking Down Chicago Bulls' Shooting Guard Position

The shooting guard position for the Chicago Bulls has been a problem for the majority of the Derrick Rose era, but that might be over now.<p>According to Rotoworld's depth chart, the Bulls have just one shooting guard on the roster—Jimmy Butler. While that may be technically true, there are several …

LeBron doesn't know what he'll do in '14, because he can't

LeBron James' free-agent frenzy, Part II, has left the building, and there's no stopping it now. But that doesn't mean James should know what he's …

Why John Wall Will Be an All-Star This Season

In his first three seasons in the NBA, John Wall has averaged at least 16 points per game and averages eight assists on his career, but this will be the first year in his career that he becomes an All-Star.<p>Wall just penned a new contract in the offseason, worth $80 million over five years.<p>With that …

Blueprint for Pau Gasol to Return to All-Star Form During 2013-14 Season

Pau Gasol never looked like himself in his first year under Mike D'Antoni, but that can change during the 2013-14 NBA season.<p>The last time the 33-year-old was an All-Star was 2011—a season in which he averaged 18.8 points and 10.2 rebounds and shot the ball nearly 53 percent from the field. His …

Spotlighting and Breaking Down Boston Celtics' Shooting Guard Position

You can scour all 30 NBA rosters, and it would be hard to find a positional logjam as evident as the Boston Celtics’ shooting guard situation.<p>The Celtics are woefully thin at point guard and center, but their roster features four talented players at the 2-guard spot who could realistically play a …

NBA

Spotlighting and Breaking Down Houston Rockets' Shooting Guard Position

The shooting guard position on the Houston Rockets is in good hands with James Harden leading the charge. Head coach Kevin McHale will have a tough time determining who will play behind him.<p>Reggie Williams and Francisco Garcia will both see minutes behind Harden, but Garcia's ability to play small …

The Philadelphia 76ers' Recent Success with Mid-First-Round Picks

When the Philadelphia 76ers traded All-Star Jrue Holiday during the 2013 NBA draft, it was a move made solely with the future in mind.<p>Not only did the team land a potential defensive anchor in Nerlens Noel that night, but the New Orleans Pelicans also shipped over a top-five protected 2014 draft …

Why Jordan Hill Must Start over Chris Kaman Alongside Pau Gasol for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers made a smart move by signing center Chris Kaman after Dwight Howard left town, but only if this means Kaman will be the first big man off the bench behind Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill.<p>To be fair, Kaman is bigger than Hill, more experienced and gives the Lakers the type of height …

NBA Players Poised to Make Big Comebacks in 2013-14

The NBA players poised to make big comebacks in 2013-14 all missed considerable time last season due to injury.<p>Of those highlighted on this list, three combined to appear in only 48 regular-season contests, and the other two have not played since 2011-12.<p>Aches and pains slowed players like Dwight …

8 Reasons to Believe Rajon Rondo Will Thrive as Boston Celtics' Focal Point

If we are to believe Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, who teamed up to sing "When You Believe," there is no reason why Rajon Rondo can't thrive as the leader of the Boston Celtics and carry his team into the postseason.<p>Near the top of a long list of storylines to watch in 2013-14, Rondo's first …