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Five best free agents available after the madness

NBA free agency is sort of like Christmas for kids. They get up, tear open presents at a clip that suggests they barely know what they’re getting, and then within a fairly short period of time, it’s over and you have the rest of the day where they sit around wondering where all the excitement […]


Crossover Chronicles Podcast: Amin Elhassan of ESPN

ESPN Analyst Amin Elhassan, who worked with both Cavaliers’ GM David Griffin and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr when they were all with the Phoenix Suns, has a unique perspective on this NBA Finals matchup. We talk extensively about the Game 3, the series, the Oklahoma City series, and what’s going on with Steph Curry. […]

Did we just witness the greatest win in Warriors history?

Being a high school saxophone player in the Bay Area, I pretty much grew up with Tower of Power. One of the group’s more memorable album covers, shown in the cover image above, is also the immediate headline after Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals: BACK TO OAKLAND. I’m not going to pretend I […]

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Iguodala Injury puts Warriors’ Record Chase at Risk — Or Not

On December 15th, at the very end of a very long column about the Warriors’ first loss, I first wrote that I believed they would break the Bulls’ record for most wins in a season. The unspoken caveat was, of course, the dreaded injury. If a key player, like Steph Curry, or Klay Thompson, or […]

In this Nov. 24, 2015 photo, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) gestures during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Oakland, Calif. Green pounds his chest with his right fist and roars toward the rafters after big plays, mouth agape. Over all of the tough years and long odds, he has earned it and Jason Richardson loves seeing that display of emotion. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Bogut Free Throws, Green 3-pointer Lift Warriors to Victory. Wait, what?

The reason I have been saying for a month or so now that I believe the Warriors will break the NBA record for wins rather easily was again exemplified at Oracle Arena Tuesday night. The Warriors win games they shouldn’t win. On Tuesday night they beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-105 in overtime. They accomplished this […]

Toronto Gears Up For Pricey NBA All-Star Weekend

For the first time in its history, the NBA is taking its All-Star Weekend to the Queen City. The site of this year’s festivities, Toronto, is known for hockey, primarily the Toronto Maple Leafs, but the strong play of the Toronto Raptors has made the city very enthusiastic about basketball. Enthusiasm for the NBA has […]

Sacramento Kings Looking To Keep Pace For Final Playoff Spot In The West

In search of their first playoff appearance since 2006, the Sacramento Kings, who have a busy upcoming week, are in the thick of things in the Western Conference standings. George Karl, the ninth man to coach Sacramento in just over a decade, seems to have his scuffle with DeMarcus Cousins in the past, as the […]

Warriors In Three of Five Most Expensive NBA Games on Secondary Market This Week

NBA fans have enjoyed a glorious ride through the start of the 2015-16 season, one that has seen history being made by the defending champion Golden State Warriors and includes three elite teams that appear to be standing head and shoulders above the rest of the league. Golden State has slowed down some since their […]

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CC – The Podcast: Big decisions looming

On the first podcast of 2016, Sean Woodley and Joe Manganiello chat about whether or not the Hornets should consider trading Nic Batum, Danny Leroux’s piece suggesting the Clippers trade Chris Paul, Sam Mitchell’s role with the developing Timberwolves and the Raptors’ impending decision to bring back DeMar DeRozan or let him walk. Listen at […]

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 25:  Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during the game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on December 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

The Pelicans Are Running Out Of Time

On Wednesday, the New Orleans Pelicans, then 11-22, played the Dallas Mavericks, a team they had beaten twice this season and played three times overall. Dallas elected not to play four starters — Deron Williams, Wes Matthews, Zaza Pachulia, and the wizard Dirk Nowitzki — as their old legs were still reeling from a comeback […]

at Pepsi Center on November 5, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Jazz defeated the Nuggets 96-84. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

The wayward West: The No. 8 seed might not win 40 games

The 2015 portion of the current NBA season has reached the end of the line. The Roman god Janus looks back at the year which is in the history books, and forward to the coming 365 days. As January arrives, the All-Star break comes into distant view. We are confronted with the reminder that as […]


Still Wondering if Steph Curry is the MVP?

For those who think that the Golden State Warriors are a collective, rather than a great player and a lot of good ones, I offer Wednesday night’s game against Dallas as evidence that you’re out of your minds. Okay, let’s get the caveats out of the way. 1) Stephen Curry wasn’t the only Warrior who […]