Tag: NBA

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell hauls down a rebound against Walt Bellamy of the New York Knicks in 1967. (Image: Getty)

11-Time NBA Champion Bill Russell Passes Away at 88

Bill Russell, who was considered the GOAT before the acronym was ever created and who won 11 NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, passed away at 88. There’s a hackneyed phrase used in old newsrooms, “Print the legend.” In the case of Russell, his statistics speak for themselves. This is […]

RJ Barrett from the New York Knicks brings the ball up the court at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Image: Mitchell Leff/Getty)
NBA Prop Bets

Prop Bet: Will the New York Knicks Make the Playoffs Next Season?

DraftKings posted a fun prop bet on whether or not the New York Knicks advance to the playoffs next season, where “yes” plays out +155 odds and “no” is the favorite at -195. The future of the Knicks — including the 2023 playoffs — hinges upon whether or not general […]

Assistant coach Chip Engelland working on a shooting drill with Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs. (Image: Getty)

OKC Thunder Hire Shot Doctor Chip Engelland as Assistant Coach

The Oklahoma City Thunder hired Chip Engelland as their new assistant coach, who is known in many circles as the “Shot Doctor” for his ability to help young players develop a lethal jump shot. Engelland joins the staff under head coach Mark Daigneault. Engelland will be tasked with improving the […]

Jauncho Hernangomez had a somewhat obscure NBA career, but he was a breakout star of the sorts movie ‘Hustle’ with Adam Sandler. (Image: Getty)

Toronto Raptors Sign ‘Hustle’ Star Jauncho Hernangomez

Bo Cruz has a new team! Jauncho Hernangomez impressed everyone with his acting debut as an aspiring NBA prospect named Bo Cruz in the Netflix basketball movie “Hustle” with Adam Sandler. Hernangomez, a journeyman forward during his NBA career, has signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors. In real […]

Gannis ‘Greek Freak’ Antetokounmpo from the Milwaukee Buck flexes after hitting a big 3-pointer against the Chicago Bulls in a Central Division battle. (Image: Getty)
NBA Futures

2023 NBA Central Division Odds: Five in a Row for the Milwaukee Bucks

Once again, the Giannis “Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are the team to beat in the Central Division, coming into this season as a huge favorite at -500 odds to win a fourth-straight divisional crown. The Chicago Bulls (+450 odds) and Cleveland Cavaliers (+700) are the closest competitors, […]

Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets is defended by Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics in the 2022 NBA Playoffs, but the two could become teammates next season. (Image: Getty)
NBA Trade Rumors

NBA Trade Rumors: Will Kevin Durant Play for the Boston Celtics?

After trade talks for Kevin Durant died down last week, the Boston Celtics are the latest team to inquire about a deal with the Brooklyn Nets. The Durant trade rumor sent ripples through the NBA futures market, and the Celtics are the consensus favorite to win the 2023 NBA Championship […]

Buddy Hield from the Indiana Pacers throws down a dunk against the Brooklyn Nets. (Image: Wendell Cruz/USA Today Sports)
NBA Trade Rumors

NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers Discussing Buddy Hield Swap with Indiana Pacers

Like one of those lost-long missed connections, the Los Angeles Lakers are once again courting Buddy Hield. The latest rumors coming out of Tinsel Town suggest the Lakers are trying to work out a Hield trade with the Indiana Pacers. This isn’t the first time the Lakers wanted to acquire […]

Mike Conley from the Utah Jazz is one of numerous veterans that the team is looking to trade. (Image: Getty)
NBA Trade Rumors

NBA Trade Rumors: Utah Jazz Shopping PG Mike Conley

Mike Conley, a well-respected veteran point guard from the Utah Jazz, is currently on the trading block as team president Danny Ainge is seeking to reboot the entire team. Conley averaged 13.7 points, 5.3 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game while shooting 40.8% from 3-point range last season with the […]

Julius Randle gives fans at Madison Square Garden the thumbs down for booing his poor play last season. (Image: Getty)
NBA Trade Rumors

New York Knicks Seeking Trade Partner for Julius Randle

According to the latest trade rumors and rumblings coming out of the Big Apple, the New York Knicks will try to trade Julius Randle if they can pull off a huge deal to acquire Donovan “Spida” Mitchell from the Utah Jazz. The Knicks would love to trade Randle to the […]