NBA: Under-Fire Chicago Bulls In Spotlight

Lauri MarkkanenA once-proud Chicago Bulls franchise has, unfortunately, taken a big turn for the worse in the past few years. Following nine straight years without a single losing season, the Bulls have won fewer than 34 percent of their games in each of the last three seasons. The team’s management and coaching staff havemore…

NBA: What Does Future Hold For Charlotte Hornets?

Malik MonkThe Charlotte Hornets entered a new era of basketball in the 2019-20 season. A team that had long been mediocre lost its only star player (Kemba Walker) as well as its second-leading scorer (Jeremy Lamb) in free agency. Charlotte signed guard Terry Rozier to a big three-year deal, but he had never been a full-time starter before.more…

NBA: Four Burning Questions for Atlanta Hawks in 2020-21

Trae YoungThe Atlanta Hawks had a disappointing season in 2019-20. Despite a superstar offensive campaign from sophomore point guard Trae Young (29.6 points and 9.3 assists per game), the young roster struggled to support him on offense and couldn’t do enough tomore…

NBA Players Most in Need of a Change of Scenery

Aaron GordonAn NBA player’s team situation can have a major effect on his impact. I think fans sometimes underestimate how important it is for a player to have a team that is truly maximizing his skills from a personnel and strategic standpoint.more…

NBA: Which Player Is Best At Each Major Skill?

LeBron JamesPlayers need to be skilled in a variety of areas to make it to the NBA. Basketball is far too complex for players just to focus on one or two aspects of the game in practice.

That said, there are players whomore…

The Six Biggest What-If Careers in NBA History

Derrick RoseWe don’t often think about it this way, but the NBA is a league where dreams come true. All of the league’s players were, at one time, young boys who aspired to become some of the greatest basketball players in the world.

Unfortunately, not every player who enters the league hasmore…

NBA: Six Past Players Better Suited to Nowadays

Lamar OdomEarlier this week, USAbetting highlighted several players in today’s NBA who are out of place. Their impact would have been greater playing in an earlier era of the league’s history.

Today, it’s time for me tomore…

NBA Players: Who Would Have Fared Better in Past Eras?

Ben SimmonsNBA fans compare players across eras all the time. Whenever we do that, though, it’s important to consider the impact of the overall talent level and style of play that characterized each era.

Today, USAbetting pinpoints six players currently inmore…

Ranking NBA Top 10 Players Not Going To Orlando

Stephen CurryFor more than one-quarter of the NBA’s players, the 2019-20 season is done. As the league plans to resume in late July in Orlando, Florida with 22 of the 30 teams, players from the other eight teams now have plenty of time to work on their games for next season. Those players will end up getting an offseason period thatmore…

Biggest X-Factor Role Players Heading Into the 2019-20 NBA Playoffs

P J TuckerThe NBA is a league controlled by superstars. More often than not, a team with more star power will win a playoff series against a team with less star power. There are many opportunities for talented individuals to take over a 48-minute basketball game, especially inmore…

Breaking Down Changes in NBA Standings Before Playoffs Start

Joel EmbiidThe NBA is restarting on July 31 with eight games for 22 of the 30 teams before the playoffs start. Eight games may not seem like that many, but since the teams will be playing lots of games against opponents that are close to them in the standings, they will count for a lot.more…

Remembering Arrogate: America’s Richest Racehorse

Bob BaffertThe USA’s biggest money-earner, Arrogate, dazzled the racing world with his brilliance but lost his battle with a mystery illness and had to be euthanized on June 2.

Owned by Juddmonte Farms, Arrogate appeared to bemore…

NBA: Young Players on Eliminated Teams Ready for a Breakout

Miles BridgesThe NBA’s altered format to finish the 2019-20 season includes 22 teams that will reconvene in late July to finish the season. Unfortunately, that means the other eight teams will have to go almost nine months between games, since the 2020-21 campaign ismore…

Which Potential NBA Playoff Matchups Do We Most Want to See?

LeBron JamesThe NBA has finally announced its plan for restarting the 2019-20 season. Starting July 31, the league will bring only the teams currently in playoff positioning or within six games of a playoff spot to Orlando, Florida to resume the season.more…

Which NBA Stars Have the Most to Prove This Postseason?

James HardenThe NBA playoffs are all but a sure thing now. The league is working on plans to resume the season at the end of July in Orlando at the Walt Disney World Resort, likely with some sort of play-in tournament before the playoffs start.more…

Who Were Greatest Trios in NBA History? We Rate Big Threes

Larry BirdNBA teams with two great players are at a massive advantage when it comes to winning basketball games. Every once in a while, though, a team with three great players comes along and looks unstoppable.

Today’s task is figuring outmore…

Basketball: The Eight Greatest Duos in NBA History

Michael JordanIt is not possible to win consistently in the NBA with just one superstar and a mediocre supporting cast. If you have two superstars, though, then your chances get a whole lot better.

Throughout the NBA’s history, fans havemore…

Motor Racing: F1 Plans To Be Quick Off The Grid

Lewis HamiltonFormula One seem keen to get the 2020 championship up and running as soon as possible, with a double-header in Austria in early July now looking the likely starting point for a season that was originally scheduled to get underway in March.more…

Top 10 Best NBA Championship Teams Since 2000

Kevin DurantThe NBA has crowned 20 champions since the start of the new millennium. All of these champions were great teams, but they excelled in varying ways and to differing degrees.

So which title-winning squad ranks as the best ofmore…

NBA 2019 Redraft: Which Prospects Stand Out From Rest? 

Zion WilliamsonRedrafting the 2019 NBA draft class less than one year after they were originally drafted is a very difficult task. At most, we have seen only three-fourths of a season from each of them, and most of them did not play big minutes. Some of them missed time due to injury or played mostly in the G-League. Others are inmore…

Ranking Michael Jordan’s Top 10 Chicago Bulls Teammates

Michael JordanSports fans all over the world have enjoyed watching “The Last Dance” over the past five weeks. It was an in-depth documentary on the Chicago Bulls career of NBA legend Michael Jordan that uncovered all sorts of behind-the-scene video footage and stories from his time in Chicago.more…

NBA 2018 Redraft: Extremely Strong Class Could Go Down in History 

Luka DoncicThe 2018 NBA draft class is bursting at the seams with talent. Luka Doncic is obviously the class headliner with his MVP-caliber play in just his second season in the NBA. However, dozens of others players from this year have already established themselves as valuable role players in their sophomore years. Some evenmore…

NBA 2017 Redraft: Who Gets The Boot In Hindsight?

Jayson TatumThe 2017 NBA draft class has churned out many of the NBA’s best young players, but they haven’t been the ones you might have expected. The strength of the class at the time of the draft was point guards, as five of the top nine original picks played that position. However, players from a variety of positions andmore…

NBA 2016 Redraft: Excellent Depth Makes For Tough Decisions

Ben SimmonsThe 2016 NBA Draft class has turned out much better than anyone could have expected. With the number of lower picks and undrafted players who have become high-level contributors, the class is one of the better ones. This is despite many of the first 20 picks not panning out as their teams would have liked.more…

NBA 2015 Redraft: Is Karl-Anthony Towns Still Top Selection?

Karl Anthony-TownsPundits viewed the 2015 NBA Draft class as a star-studded group at the time. Guys like Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor, D’Angelo Russell, Kristaps Porzingis, Emmanuel Mudiay and Justise Winslow looked like the future of the NBA.more…

NBA 2014 Redraft: Is Joel Embiid or Nikola Jokic the No. 1 Pick?

Nikola JokicHeading into the 2014 NBA Draft, the top two picks were obvious: Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins and Duke’s Jabari Parker. You could argue who would go first between them, but they were the clear top two players.

Six years later, the top two players frommore…

NBA 2013 Redraft: Reworking Upside-Down Draft

Giannis AntetokounmpoNBA fans will remember the 2013 Draft for a few things: Anthony Bennett being perhaps the worst No. 1 pick in league history, future all-time great Giannis Antetokounmpo going to the Milwaukee Bucks at No. 15 and the class being low in overall quality.more…

NBA 2011 Redraft: Who Goes Where in This Deep Class?

Kawhi LeonardThe 2011 NBA draft is a great example of why scouting is not an exact science. First, pundits labeled it a weak draft crop, which it certainly wasn’t. Second, they were way off on a lot of individual players.

As you’ll see in this redraft, themore…