Nerlens Noel. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports Following his buyout with the Detroit Pistons, Nerlens Noel is the top free agent center on the market. The Detroit Pistons have completed a buyout with center Nerlens Noel. Noel appeared in only 14 games for the Pistons this season. He averaged 2.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.9
There are roughly seven weeks left in the regular season but the NBA Playoff picture is still anything but clear. Here’s how the bracket would look today. The NBA playoffs don’t start until the middle of April but races are tightening and seeding is becoming increasingly important as potential matchups are starting to take shape.
Free agent guard Will Barton can help a contending team. Here are three ideal landing spots. Following his buyout with the Washington Wizards, guard Will Barton is one of the most valuable free agents on the market. Barton is an ideal pickup for any contending team. He is a reliable shooter with playoff experience. Over
Feb 10, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports With All-Star weekend in the rearview mirror, it’s a perfect time to reevaluate every NBA team’s standing in the title race. NBA All-Star weekend has officially
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant were teammates for four years. Now they’re looking forward to competing against each other in the Western Conference. It wasn’t long after Kyrie Irving completed his first game in a Dallas Mavericks uniform that Kevin Durant also decided to trade in his Brooklyn Nets colors for some new ones. Durant
The Dallas Mavericks have hitched their wagon to Kyrie Irving — a gamble with enormous boom-bust potential. The same weekend a mysterious spy balloon hovered over the North American continent, resurrecting Sputnik-era paranoia and harkening the herald angels to aim AR-15s heavenward, Kyrie Irving trade rumors circulated throughout the broad NBA landscape. The lightning rod
The Cleveland Cavaliers are swinging with the best of the Eastern Conference, but are still looking for upgrades. The Cleveland Cavaliers are so back. After trading for Donovan Mitchell this offseason, the Cavs sit at fourth in the Eastern Conference, back just three games in the loss column from the first-place Milwaukee Bucks. The move they
Even the brightest stars in the NBA can make New Year’s resolutions. Here’s what Luka Doncic, Kevin Durant, Ja Morant and more need to do this year. Even the best players in the NBA have things they can work on — tweaks to add to their games, improvements to make, skills to develop — and
Dec 18, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman (33) dribbles the ball while sitting before warm up before a game against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Tired of puny fake NBA trades that only include a handful of teams at a time? Boy,
Every Basketball Hall-of-Fame class is loaded with all-time greats. But the just-released nominees for the 2023 class are in a tier all their own. Yesterday, the Naismith Basketball Hall-of-Fame announced their nominees for the 2023 class and it’s shaping up to be an absolute doozy. Gregg Popovich is a first-time Basketball Hall of Fame nominee.
The Mavericks will be without Maxi Kleber for some time, and it should have them upping the offer for a rumored trade target. The Dallas Mavericks will be without forward Maxi Kleber for an indefinite period of time. The team is saying Kleber tore his hamstring during practice on Tuesday and is out indefinitely. The Mavs
A week into the season, the NBA MVP race looks wide open. Here’s a look at one key stat for each of the top candidates so far. By the time we get to March and April, the NBA MVP race will have likely winnowed to one or two key frontrunners. But for now, the field
Luka Doncic plays basketball like a video game, piling up stats and achievements. But can he thrive while still letting go of the controller? A cigarette burns on the screen’s left side. To the right sits a rubbed-down blue chalk cube. These are objects whose use wears them thin. The voiceover belongs to the director.
A fresh NBA season feels good. You go into the year feeling optimistic for your team regardless of what happened last year. Expectations have been recalibrated and you’ve been yet to be let down. For players, it feels just as good. They’ve spent the offseason working on their game and conditioning and are ready to
Now that insiders have listed preferred destinations for Kyrie Irving if he seeks a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. Which are the best and worst fits? Kyrie Irving has about a week to opt in or out of his player option with the Nets for the 2022-23 season. In the meantime, pressure is riding on
The Mavericks have long needed to get more help around Luka Doncic and they made a trade to do just that, landing Christian Wood from the Rockets. Watching the Dallas Mavericks in the 2022 NBA Playoffs, the outcry from fans was clear: Luka Doncic needs more help for this team to truly contend. Sure, the
The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The offseason got off to an unofficial start last night with news that the Houston Rockets had agreed to trade Christian Wood to the Dallas Mavericks for Boban Marjanovic,
Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Mets rumors: New York scouts 2 trade targets after Max Scherzer injury by Mark Powell By attending Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night, Deebo Samuel is not expected to take part in the
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