Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau sees Kevin Knox, Obi Toppin step up in Julius Randle’s absence: ‘We need everyone’

Kevin Knox attempts to block Spencer Dinwiddie Without Julius Randle, Kevin Knox and Obi Toppin took advantage of their increased playing time in the Knicks’ 117-99 preseason win over the Wizards. They evidently impressed New York...

LeBron James says Lakers have ‘a whole new offensive system’ as they integrate Russell Westbrook, newcomers

Getty Images The Los Angeles Lakers have been known for their defensive identity over the past two seasons. The combination of LeBron James and Anthony Davis alongside a wide variety of 3-and-D role players made them...

Jaylen Brown is ‘probably going to miss preseason;’ hopeful he’s back before season starts

Despite missing Saturday’s preseason exhibition against the Toronto Raptors and likely the rest of the preseason slate of games ahead of the Boston Celtics, All-Star forward Jaylen Brown is hoped to be ready to return to...

Growing belief around NBA is that Gregg Popovich will retire after season, per report

The San Antonio Spurs have been a model franchise since Gregg Popovich took over as their head coach, but eventually, his time with the franchise is going to come to an end. Now, it appears as...

Where Houston Rockets rank on USA TODAY’s all-time NBA players list

Since 2021-22 is officially the NBA’s 75th season, the league office is planning to release the NBA 75, a list of the 75 greatest all-time players. The official unveiling is set to occur later this month....

Kyrie Irving allowed to practice in Brooklyn, Kevin Durant says Nets ‘want him here for the whole thing’

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will be able to practice in New York City without getting vaccinated against COVID-19, as first reported by The Athletic. Irving has not participated in any of the Nets...

Taurasi sparks fourth quarter run, leads Mercury past Aces to advance to WNBA Finals

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Phoenix Mercury coach Sandy Brondello was asked what was the difference in the fourth quarter, she had a simple response: It was Diana Taurasi. Taurasi scored 14 of her 24 points...

Russell Westbrook’s Lakers debut was downright ugly, but please hold your overreactions until a later date

SAN FRANCISCO — Oh you thought Russell Westbrook would have a pedestrian Los Angeles Lakers debut? Come on, now. This is the Lakers we’re talking about. Westbrook took the court for the first time in a...

Bulls ride balanced scoring, active defense to rout of Pelicans

Bulls ride balanced scoring, defense to rout of Pelicans originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago The Chicago Bulls coasted to their second blowout preseason win of the 2021 slate, beating the Pelicans 121-85 Friday night. New...

Kyrie Irving allowed to practice in Brooklyn, Nets practice facility declared private office by New York City

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will be able to practice in New York City without getting vaccinated against COVID-19, as first reported by The Athletic. Irving has not participated in any of the Nets...