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Thursday's loss by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals might go down as one of the worst in the history of this prestigious championship stage. Any setback at this juncture is obviously costly. Four of them and you're making tee times for tomorrow. The way...
Call me crazy, but I've never been one for doing mock drafts without the order determined. While I believe most teams subscribe to the theory of selecting talent over need, there's some truly obvious fits that make too much sense. Thus, the delay in the first mock draft. This...
The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived. And when they finally ended years of lottery futility, it came from the spot where nobody had been winning. The Timberwolves won the lottery Tuesday night, the first...
Zach Randolph helped Memphis beat Portland. ​Midway through the third quarter, Matt Barnes wrestled Aron Baynes into the photographers while battling for a loose ball along the baseline. A sign of things to come for what promises to be a physical series between two heavyweights...
Full disclosure - as my fingers strike the keyboard for this sentence, I still haven't decided on who will represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. I just did. Stay tuned. This season's playoffs, as always, offer plenty of intrigue. There's the contrasting styles of...
"Open Sesame", which comes from Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, is commonly known as a magical phrase that helps reveal hidden treasure. Fantasy owners, however, have no need for "Open Sesame". Not when the name "Victor Oladipo" can be just as magical. Oladipo, the starting...
In an NBA defined recently by who DOESN'T want to make the postseason, there is a playoff race for the final two spots in the Eastern Conference over the final six weeks. The Atlanta Hawks are on the verge of clinching a postseason berth and lead the conference by 9 1/2 games. I...
The Denver Nuggets have fired head coach Brian Shaw, according to multiple reports. The Denver Post first reported the news. Yahoo Sports is also saying that Shaw has been fired. Both are citing unnamed sources. Denver is 20-39 this season, Shaw's second at the helm. Overall, he...
From 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday until roughly 3:20, I couldn't move. I was absorbed by the late-breaking action of a trade deadline I branded Tuesday as a potential "snoozer." Bathroom breaks were out of the question. The only body part that moved was my mouth, uttering several...

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