2021-22 NBA season predictions: Nets heavy favorites to reach Finals, beat LeBron James’ Lakers for title

Getty Images This season was supposed to be a return to normalcy for the NBA. The schedule is back in its proper place. Teams are playing 82 games again. COVID guidelines have been softened for the...

Lakers vs. Warriors: Watch NBA opening night online, live stream, TV channel, start time, odds, prediction

LeBron James and Stephen Curry have played in the NBA Finals four times. They’ve played each other on Christmas just as often. They faced off in the play-in tournament last season and have battled each other...

Three reasons why Suns could return to NBA Finals: Roster continuity, prove-it season for Deandre Ayton

There were several ways to describe the Phoenix Suns‘ run to the NBA Finals last season. Some called it a fluke, others a shocking run, and several labeled it as a storybook journey. After winning just...

More mature De’Aaron Fox ready to lead Kings in his fifth NBA season

More mature Fox ready to lead Kings in his fifth NBA season originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea De’Aaron Fox has taken sizable steps in his development in each of his first four NBA seasons, and...

Vols in the NBA: Oct. 15 recap

Three former University of Tennessee basketball players were in action Friday night as the NBA preseason continued. Another former Volunteer, 76ers’ forward Tobias Harris, who has battled knee soreness, did not make the trip with Philadelphia...

Bucks general manager Jon Horst signs contract extension after Milwaukee’s first NBA championship in 50 years

The Milwaukee Bucks on Friday afternoon announced that general manager Jon Horst signed a contract extension. Horst, who has been the team’s general manager over the past four seasons, built the reigning champion Bucks team that...

10 NBA X-factors: Russell Westbrook swings Lakers for better or worse; Klay Thompson does same for Warriors

You might not believe it, but the NBA season is about to start. Again. Did it ever end? To think that almost exactly one calendar year ago the Lakers were beating the Heat in the Bubble...

3 big Knicks questions heading into 2021 NBA preseason finale

Mitchell Robinson treated image, blue uniform with blurred fans in background The Knicks finish the preseason on Friday against the Washington Wizards. Here are a few questions that remain as they wrap up their exhibition schedule…...

NBA MVP odds: Why Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo is the best value on the board and other intriguing candidates

MVP is a deceptively simple award to predict. There have been four separate instances of players going back-to-back in the past 13 seasons, after all, and it’s been more than a decade since a player won...

Each NBA team’s top breakout candidate for 2021-22, including Lakers’ Talen Horton-Tucker, Hawks’ Cam Reddish

One of the most fascinating aspects of being a sports fan is the sense of attachment, usually inexplicable, that you develop toward certain players. You know little about them when they first enter the league, but...