NBA

So, what *does* correlate to winning?

James Jones, Andrei Kirilenko

The Brooklyn Nets are one of many NBA teams that have put a premium on motion this preseason, preaching a new flex offense based on constant player and ball movement to create open shots. But is it worth it? NBA.com’s John Schuhmann had a different take, studying the correlation between ball movement, player movement, and […]

Kobe Bryant: Deron Williams psyched himself out

LeBron James, Deron Williams

In a follow-up to a long-form article tracking Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant through six days in China, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard released a series of bonus stories that came out of his time with the future Hall of Famer. In perhaps the most Kobe-intense quotes ever, Bryant told his documentarian Gotham Chopra “I […]

Nets face long odds for title

Mason Plumlee

The Brooklyn Nets aren’t the odds-on favorites to win the NBA title, nor are they even close. After the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a trade to acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Vegas oddsmakers Bovada released updated NBA title odds for each team, which are as follows:

NBA to release schedule Wednesday night

Joe Johnson, Iman Shumpert (AP)

Get your calendars ready. The NBA will release the full official league schedule to the public at 6 P.M. EDT on NBA TV, the league announced today. That includes all 82 Nets regular season games. The Nets aren’t expected to play on Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve, after two straight years of holiday games […]