Mavericks use all 15 players in win over Rockets; Jason Kidd says it was request of team’s leadership council

Most NBA rotations run nine or 10 men deep. There’s common sense to this. In a perfect world, teams would play only their five best players for the entire game. We just don’t live in a...

2021-22 CBS Sports Preseason All-America teams: College basketball’s best and most talented players

We entered last college basketball season with just one CBS Sports All-American from the previous season still in college — Luka Garza. That fact made the Iowa standout the obvious pick to be a first-team Preseason...

NBA 75th Anniversary Team: Kevin Durant, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell among first set of 25 players announced

Getty Images The NBA is all set to kick off its 75th season in existence, and to celebrate, the league has decided to name the 75 greatest players in league history. A panel of voters was...

How much patience will Wizards need with their new players?

How much patience will new-look Wizards need? originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington With about half of their roster featuring new players and a brand new coaching staff, it’s possible the Wizards will not click as a...

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....

Yes, I have George Mikan fifth on my list of NBA’s greatest players. Here’s why

Determining where Michael Jordan fits in NBA history is easy. So, too, Magic, Bird and Kareem. Those of us who weren’t old enough to watch them play – or play in their prime – have seen...

Ex-NBA players arrested in $4M healthcare scam: Big Baby, Sebastian Telfair among those involved

Getty Images Eighteen former NBA players have been charged in New York federal court for an alleged multi-million-dollar health insurance fraud scheme that aimed to rip off the league’s health and wellness benefit plan for retired...

NBPA’s Michele Roberts says NBA shouldn’t fine players forced to miss games due to non-vaccination status

Getty Images NBPA executive director Michele Roberts is pushing back against the report that players forced to miss games due to local COVID-19 vaccine mandates won’t be paid for those games. According to Roberts, the Players...

Fire alarm delays Bucks’ preseason opener in Memphis after three quarters, players and fans evacuated

The 2021-22 season began in an interesting fashion for the Milwaukee Bucks as their preseason opener at FedExForum in Memphis was ended after three quarters and the Bucks trailing, 87-77, when a fire alarm forced the...

NBA, NBPA agree on pay reduction for unvaccinated players missing games due to local mandates, per report

As the 2021-22 NBA season draws near, unvaccinated players are running out of time to get their shot(s) before they start facing potential consequences from the league — up to and including being unable to play...