Evaluating the Raptors at the NBA Trade Deadline: Hollinger and Curren

As the February 9 NBA trade deadline approaches, the Toronto Raptors have emerged as one of the most formidable teams in the league. If they decide this team, 21-27 and 11 in the Eastern Conference heading into Monday’s games, doesn’t have a future and put up four of the most experienced rookies on the market, … Read more

How NBA Teams Recreate The Post-Watch

Wings like Jason Tatum are part of the NBA’s new generation of post-followers. Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images The NBA is in the midst of an offensive explosion, with 14 of the top 15 historic offensive ratings for teams coming in the past four seasons. The Boston Celtics currently boast the third-best offensive ranking in NBA history, … Read more

Even if Nick Smith returns, he shouldn’t be expected to be a knight in shining armor

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Sometime in the next week or two, Arkansas fans will have an answer to the most exciting question since “Who Shot JR” took over the state back in the ’80s. Will Nick Smith Jr. play as a Razorback again? There is only one problem with this question. It comes with the expectation … Read more

NBA Power Rankings: Celtics reclaim top spot over Nuggets; Kings and 76ers enter top five; Hawks taking flight

1 Celtics Boston mounted a late comeback to avoid a repeat of the NBA Finals in a narrow home win over Golden State on Thursday, also beat the Raptors and the Hornets twice for a perfect week that improved their overall winning streak to nine games. Jayson Tatum got a well-earned rest in the Toronto … Read more

Monday’s NBA Predictions and Picks: Bucks fade, Jazz tonight

Commercial Content 21+ We’re just over two weeks away from the NBA trade deadline, and it sure feels like it’s going with stars in and out of the lineup and talk of seemingly “blowing it” on the lips of every disappointing team this season. Ohio Sports Betting Live – Check out the best Ohio betting … Read more

NBA Power Rankings: Celtics reclaim top spot over Nuggets; 76ers, Kings enter top five; Hawks taking flight

1 Celtics Boston mounted a late comeback to avoid a repeat of the NBA Finals in a narrow home win over Golden State on Thursday, also beat the Raptors and the Hornets twice for a perfect week that improved their overall winning streak to nine games. Jayson Tatum got a well-earned rest in the Toronto … Read more

Fantasy basketball tips and nba betting for sunday

ESPN Basketball and Fantasy Basketball Tips Cheat Sheet is your prime destination for basketball betting predictions and the best information and data to help you make smart fantasy and betting decisions. Odds for NBA games are provided by Caesars Sportsbook, and fantasy tips are based on ESPN’s 10-team leagues. What you need to know for … Read more

D’Angelo Russell is giving the Wolves (and the NBA) something to think about as the trade deadline approaches

MINNEAPOLIS — D’Angelo Russell just saved the Timberwolves from what could have been a devastating loss to the struggling Toronto Raptors, his 3-pointer pounding a stark warning on the clock radio for a team that can’t seem to wake up until the second night from noon to noon. As he described the tingling that goes … Read more