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Redrafting the Monstars with Today’s NBA Players

November 29th, 2016
Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes would still be stuck on Moron Mountain if the Nerdlucks from Space Jam hired some NBA scouts. Too small to win on their own merits, the amusement park’s minions morphed into the Monstars after stealing the talent of five professional hoopers. Due to their lack of basketball ...

NBA Rumors: Examining Trade Chatter on Greg Monroe, Rudy Gay and More

July 21st, 2016
NBA fans can use a breather from monitoring every superstar's step. Although the top guys run the league, they don't hold a monopoly on trade rumors. There's plenty of time to wonder where Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin might wind up. Besides, it could all be for naught if both studs ...

NBA Summer League 2016: Friday Schedule, Latest Las Vegas Standings and Stats

July 15th, 2016
As if the NBA Summer League stakes weren't low enough, eight teams have been relegated to consolation play Friday. Knocked out during Wednesday's opening round, these squads will close out their stays in Las Vegas before the eight remaining contenders square off in Saturday's quarterfinals. Careers aren't made by summer-league championships, but ...

NBA Rumors: Breaking Down Latest Trade and Free-Agent Chatter

July 9th, 2016
Now that NBA's star free agents have made their decisions, everybody must handle the fallout from those choices. How do the Oklahoma City Thunder treat life without Kevin Durant? Can the Miami Heat rebound after getting dumped by Dwyane Wade? On a brighter note, which free agents will hitch a ride ...

NBA Trade Rumors: Examining Buzz on Russell Westbrook, Jimmy Butler and More

July 7th, 2016
With NBA free agency dried up, franchises will turn to the trade front in search of upgrades. As is usually the case, most teams faced grave disappointment when marquee stars didn't save the organization by signing. Others took the first of many steps back to glory, and some still don't have ...

NBA Free Agents 2016: Rumors and Predictions for Remaining Available Talent

July 6th, 2016
NBA free agency is not a place for patience. In other major American sports, it's prudent to wait out the early signing sprees and locate bargains amid the remnants. This formula doesn't work in a star-driven league where most of the top available players agree to deals during the first week. The ...

NBA Free Agency 2016: Rumors and Predictions for Available Frontcourt Players

June 29th, 2016
The NBA opens the free-agency floodgates on Friday when teams will promptly utilize an enhanced salary cap. As noted by ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst, the league's cap will soar from $70 million to $94 million. Suddenly, far fewer teams are hampered by a lack of financial resources, which should create chaos on ...

NBA Draft 2016: Full Results and Grades for All Prospects Selected

June 24th, 2016
The 2016 NBA draft would classify as chaotic if everybody didn't enter Thursday night expecting madness. Once the Boston Celtics selected Jaylen Brown with the No. 3 pick, all bets were off. Any mock drafts intact eventually went into flames from pick No. 10 onward, when a run of international prospects ...

NBA Mock Draft 2016: 1st-Round Predictions and Top Prospects on the Rise

June 22nd, 2016
Prognosticators should get at least one prediction right in their 2016 NBA mock drafts. On Tuesday, Cleveland.com's Chris Haynes said the Philadelphia 76ers told Ben Simmons that they'd call his name first on Thursday night. The LSU forward's Instagram post appears to confirm the report: Hey, everybody starts off 1-for-1. It's also a ...

NBA Finals 2016: Cavaliers vs. Warriors Game 7 TV Schedule, Odds and Prediction

June 18th, 2016
With their backs against the wall, the Cleveland Cavaliers extended the 2016 NBA Finals to a Game 7 that can erase all of the playoffs' shortcomings. In a postseason full of lopsided victories, the championship series has oddly consisted exclusively of them. Although the Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have each ...