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Kobe Bryant will make his return to Staples Center next season after undergoing surgery on a torn rotator cuff. Lakers Nation is optimistic that the team will return to its old winning ways sooner than later.
According to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, Bryant has expressed a willingness to …NBA
Chicago Bulls star guard Derrick Rose is still undecided about attending Team USA's minicamp, according to league sources.
Rose has indicated in the past that he would like to play for Team USA in the Olympics, but sources told ESPNChicago.com that he is weighing the potential benefits of taking …Derrick Rose
On Saturday, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said on SiriusXM NBA Radio that Tim Duncan will play the “same boring game” in 2015-16.
Here’s the full quote:
Same boring game. He’s going to come to the game, he’s going to score X number of points and X number of rebounds. He’s going to lead, …Gregg Popovich
Michael Jordan's competitive personality goes beyond the basketball court and all the way to the White House.
Here are some of Jordan's most noteworthy moments during and after his legendary NBA career.
Produced by Lamar Salter. Original reporting by Tony Manfred.Michael Jordan
The Oklahoma City Thunder's 2015-16 campaign is one filled with hope and high expectations, but there are still plenty of questions left to be answered. With Kevin Durant's pending free agency setting the backdrop for the upcoming season, there is a sense of uncertainty that is more prevalent than …NBA
Certain NBA veterans have dazzled us for years with a trademark move, pass or particular shot. But whereas some of these players will keep their routines alive for many more years, others are approaching the end.
It's a sad upshot to acknowledge, even when certain players are on their last legs and …NBA
Although Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are returning and the team signed LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency, Kawhi Leonard is now the face of the San Antonio Spurs franchise.
Leonard deserves this moment, which in 2012 Gregg Popovich prophetically mentioned as a realistic possibility.
Aren't you angry, Melo?
Phil Jackson has made it clear that you, Carmelo Anthony, are only a small part of his plans for the New York Knicks. The New York Times' Harvey Araton eloquently described this recently, writing, "By admittedly not consulting or even speaking with Carmelo Anthony during a …Carmelo Anthony
Even with all their newfound depth, the Los Angeles Clippers still need Blake Griffin—just not for the first 82 games of the year.
The Clippers are clearly more talented in the summer of 2015 than they were last year. Look at some of the names they brought in over the offseason: Josh Smith, Lance …Los Angeles
The band is back together at the Quicken Loans Arena. The Cleveland Cavaliers are out to prove that they are the team to beat in the NBA.
Expectations are high, but the team still faces some health and coaching concerns. Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao are all coming off of injuries …Cleveland Cavaliers
After displaying the depth of its young talent last season, the NBA will get a boost from the return of the sport's second-best player, Kevin Durant. With Durant coming back from a shortened 2014-15 campaign, the league will benefit from the Oklahoma City Thunder reestablishing themselves as …NBA
The infamous Joe Johnson contract is almost over, and it appears it will end with the Brooklyn Nets.
The Brooklyn wing has been the subject of trade rumors for much of this offseason (and part of last year), but those likely disintegrated in conjunction with the Deron Williams buyout that took place …New York City
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has indicated that his career is far from over, but health issues may have given the five-time NBA champion some pause last season.
According to Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News (h/t Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk), Popovich's friend and …Gregg Popovich
The NBA has transformed the combo forward position. These hybrid players, more commonly known as stretch 4s, possess a unique skill set that makes them a nightmare to defend.
All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love are two of the league's premier forwards. There's not much they can't do …Kevin Love
Future NBA players aren't born ready to enter the league.
Sure, height and natural ability help along the way. But rising high enough in the basketball hierarchy to make the Association takes plenty of hard work over a lengthy stretch of time. Even a non-household name in the NBA experiences an …NBA
The good news for the Houston Rockets is they got better in the offseason. The bad news is their rivals did too.
Did the runner-up in the Western Conference last year do enough to get over the hump, or did the rest of the pack catch up to them?
The San Antonio Spurs added LaMarcus Aldridge. The …NBA
The San Antonio Spurs are no strangers to long-term projects, and 2015 second-round pick Cady Lalanne could become the franchise's next success story.
A 6'9" center who attended the University of Massachusetts, Lalanne won't don a San Antonio uniform during an NBA regular-season game for a couple …NBA
Stardom is a fluid concept in the NBA. It is seldom forever. Retaining the label becomes harder, for most, with age. When it's lost, it's difficult to regain. When a player's initial path toward it is derailed, carving out another one can prove impossible.
Next season, three high-profile point …NBA
With the NBA's salary cap set to burst like a faulty water main in the coming summers, contract values are seemingly changing by the second.
Bad deals are becoming less burdensome, and bargain ones are jumping off the page like limited-quantity Black Friday sales items.
Most NBA contracts fit players …NBA
Why the NBA world thinks a 2nd-rounder who has made $2.5 million in his career is the future of the league
Draymond Green's skills are so in demand, he got paid $85 million this summer.
Draymond Green has become the face of the NBA's small-ball craze.
At 6-foot-6, Green became a vital member of the Golden State Warriors championship team, bringing versatility at power forward and center where he could …NBA
One of the favorites to win the 2016 NBA championship, the Cleveland Cavaliers will certainly need a little luck, and a whole lot of healthy bodies, to capture their first title in franchise history.
Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert all suffered serious injuries during the 2015 playoffs. …Kyrie Irving
Year 1 of the LeBron James era back in Cleveland has finally come to a thrilling, eventful end.
Year 2 promises to be even better, and possibly more complicated.
The Cavaliers are using the short summer break to rest up and recover, extending some of their own while adding new pieces.
Cleveland came …Cleveland Cavaliers
The biggest story going into the 2015-16 campaign is the return of Kevin Durant after a season derailed by three foot surgeries and 55 missed games. With Durant expected to be ready for the Oklahoma City Thunder's opening tip in October, his profound impact on the game will give the basketball …Kevin Durant
After his Golden State Warriors reached the NBA Finals for the first time in four decades, their first-year coach, Steve Kerr, summoned a statement that, as he acknowledged, originated with Pat Riley. It was the quote about how, in sports, there is winning and there is misery, and there is no …Portland Trail Blazers
Until proven otherwise, the Golden State Warriors deserve to be called the NBA champions. But after the San Antonio Spurs completed a flurry of offseason moves, Gregg Popovich's team presents the greatest immediate challenge to the Warriors' throne.
San Antonio will flash a couple new weapons in the …NBA
Allen Iverson will always be remembered as the cornrowed, tattooed NBA great who became a cultural icon for his refusal to conform as much as for his amazing career as the best pound-for-pound scorer in NBA history.
He also may never be fully redeemed from the bad or sad stories that follow him -- …NBA
Not only is the NBA considering taking a top-four seed away from division winners, but NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league may go even further by taking away the guarantee of a playoff berth.
"Where we are leaning right now is that we would not guarantee a spot for a division winner in part …NBA
Kobe Bryant and shooting guard have been synonymous for so many years.
The future Hall of Famer took over as the Los Angeles Lakers' starting 2-guard at the beginning of the 1998-99 campaign, and he was so successful in his role that Eddie Jones almost immediately became expendable. Despite the fact …NBA
So a priceless thing happened Wednesday afternoon at the Los Angeles Lakers' new player introduction press conference.
Gathered to address the media for the first time as official Lakers, Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass sat in front of a Los Angeles backdrop and fielded questions from the …Kobe Bryant
Patience is a key ingredient for every successful NBA rebuild, but it's often the most difficult to maintain.
There's only so much losing a fanbase can endure before it needs a glimpse of that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Even the process-trusting Philadelphia 76ers faithful would like …NBA