NBA Star Power Index: Trae Young quietly becoming mid-range maestro; Lakers back to life without LeBron James

Welcome back to NBA Star Power Index: A weekly gauge of the players creating the most buzz around the league. Inclusion on this list isn’t necessarily a good thing. It just means you’re capturing the NBA world’s attention....

College basketball power rankings: Gonzaga on top in debut, with Arizona and Florida in the top five of Hey 19

1 Record: 6-0. The Zags make it easy enough in the season debut of Hey Nineteen. Defeated Texas and UCLA by a combined score of 169-137 and neither game was ever close. Gonzaga will play Duke...

NBA Power Rankings: Suns keep winning, can’t unseat Warriors; Lakers continue to fall; Wolves make big leap

1 Warriors Well, the Warriors were supposed to lose a game this week when they sat Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr. against the Pistons, but the reserves and role players showed...

NBA Power Rankings: Red-hot Heat rise to No. 1; Lakers move into top 10; 76ers winning despite key absences

1 Heat You know you’ve had a decent week when you’ve outscored opponents by 19 points per 100 possessions. Miami looks like the class of the Eastern Conference thus far, making three pretty good teams —...

Best of the Rest: Mid-major college basketball preview, picks, predictions for teams outside power conferences

Over the previous two weeks we’ve thoroughly previewed and predicted what to expect in men’s college basketball’s Major Seven conferences; linked here you will find said previews for the AAC, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big...