10 Thoughts on the Chicago Bulls in 2011-2012 (NBA Season Preview)

1.       Derrick Rose wasn't the best player or most valuable in the NBA last year, but he's a truly elite player who both cares and has the talent to make his team a title contender.  He's everything a first overall pick should be, and merely »»

10 Thoughts on the Philadelphia 76ers in 2011-2012 (NBA Season Preview)

1.       I know no one outside of Philly has noticed, but Jrue Holiday, all of 21-years-old, is a rising star.  He can already run a good offense, shoot, and create for himself and others.  He's developing into a lockdown defender at the 1 wh »»

10 Thoughts on the New York Knicks in 2011-2012 (NBA Season Preview)

1.       The big news for the Knicks is, of course, the signing of Tyson Chandler.  Having a real center, one who can anchor a team's defense, is bigger for the Knicks than just about any other team in basketball.  With forwards who are, at b »»

10 Thoughts on the Washington Wizards in 2011-2012 (NBA Season Preview)

1.       This team's success will be all about John Wall and if last year is any indication, this is a team that could get into competition quickly.   Wall is fast, strong, can shoot and create.  He's the perfect young point guard and if he »»

10 Thoughts on the Boston Celtics in 2011-2012 (NBA Season Preview)

Welcome to the start of our NBA Season Preview with 10 Thoughts on each team throughout every day and week leading the the Christmas day NBA season open! 1.        Rajon Rondo is really the key to this team.  Last year, early, when he was »»

NBA Season Over, Players Reject Latest Deal

It's pretty over. The National Basketball Players Association, saying the collective bargaining process has "completely broken down," served notice to the NBA on Monday that they plan to dissolve and pursue antitrust lawsuits against the league fo »»

Will Smith Now Basketball Team Owner Rich

Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith have purchased a minority stake in the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers.  The team was sold by Comcast to a group of investors, of which Smith is a major one.  As noted in his theme song, Smith was West Philadelphia b »»

McFarlane Toys SportsPicks Spring Line-Ups (MLB, NBA & NHL)

McFarlane Toys has announced their spring line-ups for Sportspicks: NBA 20 (early January 2012) Blake Griffin – Los Angeles Clippers Kevin Durant 2 – Oklahoma City Thunder Dwyane Wade 3 – Miami Heat John Wall – Washington Wizards »»

2011 NBA Season's Start in Serious Trouble

After seeming progress was made in getting the full negotiating teams together yesterday, everything has seemingly fallen apart in the NBA Lockout negotiations. "I think coming out of today, obviously because of the calendar, we can't come out of »»

Full Committees Meet for NBA Labor Talks to End the Lockout

Associated Press NEW YORK -- NBA owners and players are meeting again Tuesday, this time with their full bargaining committees as the negotiations to end the league's lockout reach an important stage. With less than three weeks until traini »»

NBA News: Rick Adleman to Coach the Minnesota Timberwolves

Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced that they are hiring Rick Adelman as their next coach. News of Adelman's deal first came out Monday, and the Timberwolves made the official announcement Tuesday morni »»

NJ Nets' Deron Williams Arrives in Turkey due to NBA Lockout

Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey -- New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams has arrived in Istanbul to start his stint with Turkish basketball team Besiktas. The Istanbul-based club said the All-Star guard arrived Thursday together with his »»

NBA's Yao Ming asks Basketball Hall of Fame to wait on Induction

Associated Press:   HOUSTON -- Yao Ming's agent has asked the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame to set aside the former All-Star center's nomination for a later year. Yao, who retired in July, was nominated by a member of the Chinese med »»

NBA News: Houston Rockets' Yao Ming Retires at Age 30

Center Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets, the top overall pick of the 2002 NBA Draft, has decided to retire after struggling with several foot and ankle injuries that have stretched out since 2006.  The seven-foot-six center from Shanghai, China ann »»

NBA Log: Draft and Offseason Outlook Northwest Division (OKC Thunder, Trailblazers, Jazz, Nuggets, Wolves)

The East is done! Click here for the Atlantic Division, here for the Central Division and here for the Southeast Division. Today, we'll be going West with the fascinating Northwest Division. Denver Nuggets The Nuggets are stacked. Everyone c »»

NBA Log: Draft and Offseason Outlook for Central Division (Chicago Bulls, Cavaliers, Pistons, Pacers)

Part 3 of my (ever later) NBA Draft and Off Season Coverage is here. You can find Part 1 on the Southeast Division here and Part 2 on the Atlantic Division here. Today, we round out the East with the Central Division before heading West tomorrow. »»

NBA Log: Draft and Offseason Outlook for the Atlantic Division (NY Knicks, Boston Celtics, Nets, 76ers, Raptors)

It's time for part 2 of my (still late) NBA Draft and Off-Season Coverage. You can find Part 1 Right Here, covering the Southeast Division, including the always controversial Miami Heat. Today we'll be covering the Atlantic Division. Boston Celt »»

NBA Draft and Off-Season Outlook: South-East Division (Miami Heat, Hawks, Wizards, Magic, Bobcats))

Welcome to my (slightly late) NBA Off-season coverage. With this series, I will be going over each team, what they did in the draft, and what their future outlook is, and what they may look to do going forward. We'll be doing this division by divis »»

NBA 2011 Draft Lottery Results/Order: Cleveland Cavs Grab 1st, 4th picks

The NBA held the 2011 Draft Lottery last night to determine the order for the first few picks in the planned June 23, 2011 college draft. The Cleveland Cavs scored the first pick, as well as the fourth pick. The Minnesota Timberwolves get the seco »»

NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls Surge In Second Half, Silence Miami Heat

Pundits and prognosticators forecasting a Miami Heat victory over the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals were quick to throw water on the Bulls' clearest advantage--their bench play--claiming that a good bench is a marginal asset in playo »»

NBA Playoffs Preview: Chicago Bulls Substance Will Prevail Over Miami Heat's Style

For some, the mere notion the the Miami Heat have made it as far as the Eastern Conference Finals flies in the face of everything that should be good and decent about basketball. They argue that it can't be that easy. Further, they argue that it s »»

NBA Playoffs: One-Track Offense Dooms Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks Pull Even

In a game which neither team seemed particularly keen to run away with, one momentum-swinging surge seemed likely to decide the outcome. The Atlanta Hawks--playing in front of an invigorated home crowd--scored such a surge with five minutes left »»

Chicago Bulls snap out of funk, pummel Atlanta Hawks in Game 3

Even with one series win under their belts, one gets the sense that the Chicago Bulls were searching for their regular season selves heading into Friday night's Game 3 against the Atlanta Hawks. Their search yielded overwhelming results, as the Bu »»

NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls Bounce Back, Top Atlanta Hawks To Even Series

An ugly win is still a win...Not gonna hang that one in the Louvre...Good enough to get it done... Pick your cliche, I'm sure any will work for the Chicago Bulls as they reflect on their 86-73 Game 2 victory over the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night »»

NBA Playoffs: Atlanta Hawks Topple Chicago Bulls in Game 1

Like the Indiana Pacers before them, the fifth-seeded Atlanta Hawks strutted into the United Center looking as though they had not a care in the world. Playing as the heavy underdog, the Hawks capitalized on yet another sluggish start from the Chi »»

NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls Put Indiana Pacers Away with Game 5 Rout

It took five games between the top-seeded Chicago Bulls and eighth-seeded Indiana Pacers, but it finally became abundantly clear which was the better team Tuesday night. With three less than inspiring wins and one failed comeback attempt to their »»

NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls Less Than Impressive in Game 2 Win

While the Chicago Bulls and their fans are undoubtedly grateful to be in the driver's seat following Monday night's 96-90 Game 2 victory over the Indiana Pacers, you can't quite shake the feeling that the Bulls shouldn't have to be working this hard. »»

Chicago Bulls Weather Storm, Take Game 1 Over Indiana Pacers

From the opening tip of Saturday's Game 1 between the Chicago Bulls and the Indiana Pacers, one game kept flashing through my mind as the seconds ticked by. For the entirety of the Bulls 104-99 victory, shades of their first-round war with the Bos »»

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