Category: NBA News

What can the Celtics trade for Kawhi Leonard?

8:46 AM ET After Friday’s news that Kawhi Leonard wants to be traded, Kevin Pelton and Bobby Marks talked about what the Boston Celtics should consider in a trade offer for Leonard: Boston’s ‘good problem’ Kevin Pelton: The Boston Celtics are on the clock for Kawhi Leonard. That’s what I took from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski…

This Warriors dynasty only has high-class problems

1:15 PM ET CLEVELAND — Long after the Golden State Warriors were presented with their third NBA Finals trophy in the past four years on Friday night, the game operations crew at Quicken Loans Arena had a few unenviable final tasks to get through. Because these Finals were so short, and the last game so…

Is LeBron overtaking MJ as the greatest player of all time?

9:08 AM ET Who is the greatest NBA player of all time? When Michael Jordan made his final shot for the Chicago Bulls 20 years ago next month, that question was easy to answer. While cases could be made for Bill Russell based on championship rings, Wilt Chamberlain on statistical dominance and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on…

NBA playoff MVPs: Who’s been the best of the best?

8:49 AM ET Andre SnellingsESPN The Cleveland Cavaliers are the first team to reach the conference finals, while three other squads are only a win away from joining them there. With the homestretch soon upon us, it’s time for a second look at the players who have led the way — the MVPs doing the…

Holiday party: Pelicans hold off Blazers, go up 2-0

3:12 AM ET PORTLAND, Ore. — Several times during the three days between the New Orleans Pelicans’ Game 1 road win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday and their Game 2 matchup on Tuesday, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry was asked if he worried his team would be complacent after stealing home-court advantage in the series.…