10:41 AM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014
Daily Thunder 37 mins ago

Friday Bolts – 10.24.14

Eastern Conference scout to Chris Broussard: “They’ll be good without Durant. They still have a large part of their nucleus. I think losing Thabo Sefolosha is going to hurt them because he could always
Bright Side Of The Sun 41 mins ago

Game Preview: Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz in Final Preseason Affair

The regular season is almost here. In a week, we'll be talking about real Suns games! In the meantime, tonight's game is a very light appetizer. Think of it as bread delivered to your table. Maybe olive oil and balsamic vinegar will be included, or maybe not. But still, bread! By the last game of preseason, fans aren't much engaged anymore. The novelty of watching our sorta-Suns play has about faded, and we're all ready to start the games that count. Tonight's opponent is the Utah Jazz, who are 5-2 this preseason and boast three former top 5 picks and another two top 10. The Jazz have been...
Raptors HQ 41 mins ago

Yakkin' About the Raptors: Getting Ready for Game Time

Here's the continuation of an occasionally regular series: Daniel is joined by Dan Grant of Same Page Team to discuss pertinent Raptors topics and grapple with their irrational homer-ism. Occasionally throughout the season, we'll be engaging in conversation about the Raptors with other writers and bloggers. On this instalment, Dan Grant from Same Page Team and I reflect on the good times of the summer, speculate wildly about roster moves, and try to make predictions as to how the Raptors will do this season. Enjoy. (PS. this entire series is inspired by the Yakkin' posts over at The...
Bright Side Of The Sun 42 mins ago

Steve Nash will be best remembered as Phoenix Sun, not Los Angeles Laker

Joe Montana spent some time with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he will always be a Niner. Same goes for Steve Nash, who will always be a Phoenix Sun. Phoenix Suns President Lon Babby once called Steve Nash "the sun, the moon and the stars" for the franchise. A year later, in July 2012, the sun collided with the moon and the stars faded out. First, Nash was half-heartedly offered an under-market contract (reportedly 2 years, $12 million), then he was traded to the despised Los Angeles Lakers for a package of draft picks that done nothing to rebuild the franchise. But even in forum blue and...
Round(ball) Table: Opening night starting lineup draft!

Round(ball) Table: Opening night starting lineup draft!

One man, one vote, five players. One thing is certain right now: We have no idea who is going to start the regular-season opener on Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls. More importantly, Derek Fisher probably doesn't know who is going to start...and he is the dude who actually has control over such things. An unsettled lineup can be as much a blessing as a curse. I take that back -- it's more like 80 percent curse, 20 percent blessing. It does, however, provide us fans with a chance to dream up our own starting lineups, just for the heck of it. We're going to do this in draft form -- a...
Bullets Forever 52 mins ago

The Wizards' season is almost here

The NBA regular season is almost upon us, John Wall swaps jerseys with Kai Forbath, and of course another Otto Porter story. Here is your wake-up call. 1. Wizards questions, Wizards answers Will the Wizards really make some noise this season? Will John Wall's improved shooting propel him to elite point guard status?  Who will step up from the bench? As the season rapidly approaches (less than a week!!!), the crew over at Truth About It took the time to answer those questions, and more, for the blog Blazer's Edge regarding the upcoming Wizards season. 2. Wizards give Kai Forbath a...
Canis Hoopus 56 mins ago

Around the NBA: Northwest Division

How will the Wolves closest rivals fare this season? I want you to try an experiment. Write down the names of the men you consider to be the best dozen coaches in the NBA over the past calendar year. Then write down the names of the men you consider the worst dozen coaches in the NBA over that time period. If you need help, the complete list is here. Done? Compare the races of the men on each list. If your lists look anything like mine, or what I consider the Canis consensus to be, you'll notice a startling discrepancy. What's going on? Is my evaluation of coaching completely skewed? Am I...
SLC Dunk 1 hour ago

The Downbeat #1847: Quin Snyder's Brilliant Basketball Mind. Dante Exum and Trey Burke shine in the preseason

Quin Snyder has changed the culture of the Jazz. The Jazz's future is very bright. Exum looks to shine as a Jazz rookie. Tonight the Utah Jazz take on the Phoenix Suns. I love that we are going to face Jeff Hornacek. Quin Snyder has softened the blow quite a bit of losing Hornacek last year. The Suns with a 4-2 record will host the 5-2 Utah Jazz. The Suns have only lost to the Rockets and the Clippers this preseason. The Jazz are spoiling fans who live within a 75 mile radius of the ESA by streaming the game. The stream for whatever reason is only available if you live within that 75 mile...
Mavs Moneyball 1 hour ago

Preseason Gameday: Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic

Jameer Nelson and the Mavericks head into Orlando for the final game of the preseason. The final pre-season of the season will not be on TV, because it's 2014 and this makes total sense (no it doesn't). I assume the game is on ESPN 103.3 but the internet can't tell me at the moment. We can't watch the game. Is there a reason we should care? It's the last pre-season game. Since the Thursday night game against New Orleans was, by most accounts, a tire fire, tonight's game is apparently moderately important: The #Mavs won't play their top players tonight against the #Pelicans. Their starting...
Mavs Moneyball 1 hour ago

Preseason preview: Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic

The final game of the pre-season. Thank God. The final pre-season of the season will not be on TV, because it's 2014 and this makes total sense (no it doesn't). I assume the game is on ESPN 103.3 but the internet can't tell me at the moment. We can't watch the game. Is there a reason we should care? It's the last pre-season game. Since the Thursday night game against New Orleans was, by most accounts, a tire fire, tonight's game is apparently moderately important: The #Mavs won't play their top players tonight against the #Pelicans. Their starting lineup will be out in full force Fri. in...
Bright Side Of The Sun 1 hour ago

Suns Swag: Five Decades Of Phoenix Swag

I'm surprised you don't already have a Gorilla Fathead. 1970's Phoenix Suns Light Switch Plate Definitely a cool item. They'll throw an NBA logo on anything today, and make it look vintage, but here's a throwback you're unlikely to find reproduced. 20 bucks here, and another 4 to ship, though the seller is open to hearing offers. Talk them down and pick it up for a 10 dollar bill. Phoenix Suns 2000-2001 Planner Why include a planner from more than a decade ago on Suns Swag? Because it can be had for less than 8 bucks, and like we said before, they'll throw a logo on anything. A similar...
Liberty Ballers 1 hour ago
Casual Friday Sixers Links: Ready for the NBA Season!

Casual Friday Sixers Links: Ready for the NBA Season!

We'll bring the links, you bring the discussion. Casual Friday open thread discussion fun for everyone! In this week's edition of Casual Friday, it's NBA Preview time! Welcome back to Casual Friday Sixers Links. Housekeeping: • Good Guys 1, Evil Over-Reactionary Draft Lottery Reform 0 • Not missing you, off-season • Many people have asked many blog leaders over the years if they could change their SB Nation username because there was no manual way to do it yourself. Now you can manually change your username one time without having to ask any higher-up to do it for you. Click on this...

2014 Cleveland Cavaliers player previews: Tristan Thompson

Fear the Sword previews Tristan Thompson for the 2014-2015 NBA Season. Drafted as a project in 2011, Tristan Thompson was thrust into a role that he was not prepared for and his shortcomings have been exposed for all to see. He's been one of the most durable players throughout his three years in Cleveland, starting every game for the past two after missing six games in his rookie campaign. While Thompson remains raw, his looming restricted free agency leaves the team with a tough decision to make. Do you give him a significant contract over the next four years? Or, do you risk putting...

Iowa Energy Updates: Preseason Game in Memphis, D-League Draft & High Voltage Dance Team

The Iowa Energy will be playing a preseason game at FedExForum, home of the Memphis Grizzlies, on November 8 at 5pm CT in Memphis. And some more info about the Iowa Energy roster situation, and the upcoming D-League Draft. Cool banner in Des Moines eh? Iowa Energy Preseason Game in Memphis Both Grizzlies and Energy fans based in Memphis will have the opportunity to watch some NBA D-League action at 5 p.m. CT on Saturday, November 8 at FedExForum. The Iowa Energy (Grizzlies' NBA Development League affiliate -shame on you if you still didn't know it) will take on the Miami Heat's affiliate,...
CelticsBlog 2 hours ago

Remembering the sad and too-short Celtic stint of Pete Maravich

Had he played another year, Pistol Pete would have won his long-coveted first title with Boston in 1981 In between All-Star guards Paul Westphal and Danny Ainge who wore number 44 for Boston, a truly original hoops maestro also wore the double digits made famous by Jerry West for 35 games in 1980 as a Celtic. College basketball's all-time points leader and the NBA scoring champion in 1976-77, dazzling showman Pete Maravich was born and bred to be a great basketball player by his father, himself a pro player. He was the Elvis of hoops, a flashy white superstar in a game increasingly...
Orlando Pinstriped Post 2 hours ago

Orlando Magic television schedule: Fox Sports Florida to televise all 82 games

The schedule ensures Magic fans won't miss a single game of their team's 2014/15 season. The Orlando Magic and Fox Sports Florida have announced that the network will exclusively carry all 82 Magic games in the 2014/15 season. Once again, David Steele will call the play-by-play, and former Magic player Jeff Turner returns for a second season of adding color commentary. The rest of the usual suspects, including Paul Kennedy and Dante Marchitelli, will also be on hand for the 26th season of Magic basketball. Joining the Fox Sports Magic team is Kelly Nash, who will serve as an in-game...
Detroit Bad Boys 2 hours ago

Pistons vs 76ers: The good, bad and ugly

A near fourth-quarter collapse did not prevent the Pistons from finishing the preseason with a 109-103 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday night. The Pistons came into this game depleted even before news of Brandon Jennings' sore achilles causing him to miss the preseason finale.  Therefore, D.J. Augustin grabbed the start with Spencer Dinwiddie clear 2nd choice PG.  Greg Monroe also sat this one out, as the team prepares for his two game NBA suspension to start the season as a result of a his DUI.  Let's examine the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Good - Spencer Dinwiddie looked very...
Steve Von Horn / Brew Hoop 2 hours ago

Jabari Parker for NBA Rookie of the Year and Bucks going over 24.5 wins: Buy or sell?

Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward Jabari Parker has been impressive in the preseason, but will he win Rookie of the Year and help the Bucks exceed Vegas win projections? We discuss these issues in the latest podcast episode. If the Bucks want to compete for a championship any time soon, Jabari Parker has to emerge as an offensive star in this league. If you're uncomfortable with this aggressive distillation of the current "plan" for Milwaukee, take a moment to watch the following highlight plays of the odds-on favorite to win 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year, according to Vegas oddsmakers...
Silver Screen and Roll 3 hours ago

Lakers vs. Kings preview: The final preseason game

The end of the preseason has arrived for the Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers have one preseason game left before the regular season begins, heading to Las Vegas to take on the Sacramento Kings at the MGM Grand. The Lakers have a chance to end the preseason with a 4-4 record if they can win their third straight game. Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis are both expected to play off the bench, leaving starting duties to Ronnie Price and Robert Sacre. Davis and Lin give the Lakers' bench unit a duo that's chemistry has been clicking from their first games together, using the pick-and-roll to create...
Kris Willis / Peachtree Hoops 3 hours ago

Jarell Eddie claimed off waivers by Boston Celtics

Jarell Eddie is headed to Boston after being claimed off waivers by the Celtics. Jarell Eddie wasn't out of work for long. The former Virginia Tech Hokie who was cut earlier this week by the Atlanta Hawks was claimed on waivers by the Boston Celtics on Thursday according to RealGM's Shams Charania. The Boston Celtics have claimed forward Jarell Eddie -- Hawks' recent release -- off NBA free agency waivers, league source tells RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 23, 2014 Charania reports that multiple teams placed bids on Eddie but the Celtics were awarded his rights....

NBA Player News

  • 5 Steve Nash

    Steve Nash

    Steve Nash's season with Lakers over before it even begins

  • 5 LeBron James

    LeBron James

    Cleveland Cavaliers entertainment preview: LeBron James, season opener to transform downtown into massive viewing party, pep rally and media circus

  • 3 Rajon Rondo

    Rajon Rondo

    Rajon Rondo will likely be ready to play on opening night

  • 3 Jameer Nelson

    Jameer Nelson

    Jameer Nelson eager to make homecoming in Orlando

  • 1 Tyler Johnson

    Tyler Johnson

    Heat waive Chris Johnson, Reggie Willaims

NBA Photos

NBA Schedule Oct 24th

  • Season starts Tuesday Oct, 28 2014